WHAT’S ON IN DEVON THIS WEEK
Sunday 12th August – Artizan Summer Open Exhibition - Torquay
As part of Torbay's celebration of visual arts this Summer, Artizan Gallery is excited to be bringing over 100 artists to Torquay's high street for their fourth annual Summer Open Exhibition. Unit 5 Fleet Walk will play host to a wealth of local artistic talent from across Torbay and South Devon, as well as welcoming national and international submissions to celebrate Torbay as a destination for visual arts.
Sunday 12th August – Hennock Fayre – Bovey Tracey
Country Show Sun 12th Aug 2018 with vintage rally, horse show, dog show, rural skills, homemade teas/cakes, local produce, trade stands, dog and duck display, bar, live music, horticultural classes and civil re-enactment. Fun for all ages opens 10am £3 adults, children free.
Monday 13th August – Pilgrim of Brixham Open Day - Brixham
Pilgrim is the oldest surviving trawler built and rigged in Brixham. Come aboard and see how they did things in 1895 and explore Brixham's unique fishing and sailing heritage. We will show you round and let you decide if you want to come cruising with us. Free. 1.30pm-3.30pm
Tuesday 14th August – Local History Tour – Exeter
Join a 60-minute tour of the Local History collection. Explore the archaeology of Devon from Roman and Medieval times through to Exeter during the Second World War.
Tickets are available online or from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum reception in person or by phone using a credit or debit card on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Adult- £5.00 per ticket
Wednesday 15th August – Horse Racing – Newton Abbot Racecourse
Enjoy a great day out at Newton Abbot Racecourse. Tickets can be purchased for the Paddock Enclosure or the Course Enclosure. Tickets can be booked online prior to the day of the meet. There will also be tickets available at the gate on the day.
Families can enjoy Family Enclosure in the centre of the course which is open for every meeting including the brand new children’s play area
Thursday 16th August – Exeter Street Food Market
Experience street food at its best with locally sourced fresh produce served up in some of Exeter's most beautiful locations.
The street food market has an impressive line-up of different cuisines of street food to look forward too, including Spanish, American, Egyptian, Persian, Vietnamese, Locally Reared, African, Sustainable Fish, Caribbean and More.
A large emphasis has been put on local independent businesses; local businesses/ the local economy benefits though the market. It can also help the ‘dinning out’ budget considering a family of four can eat restaurant quality food from under £25. Dishes vary in price from £3-£7 per dish .There will also be relaxed live music vibe, where they will be showcasing talent from Exeter including local musicians.
Thursday 16th August – Plymouth Hoe Bike Nights
Plymouth Hoe Bike Nights return to the Hoe Promenade by kind permission of Plymouth City Council in support of local children’s charity Jeremiahs Journey. The gates open at 6pm until 9pm with a requested minimum donation of £1 per person in the charity buckets, hundreds of motorcycles, trikes and quads of all types, motorcycle trade stands, fast food catering and live band on the C and G Catering stage.
Friday 17th August – Beautiful Days Festival - Honiton
Beautiful Days is the Levellers’ family music festival organised by DMF Music which takes place at Escot Park in Devon and has been running for 15 years. The festival has 7 stages, amazing site art, a huge children’s area, comedy, theatre, family camping, licensed real ale bars from Otter Brewery & a great choice of food and craft stalls. Beautiful Days has no sponsorship, branding and does not advertise. Beautiful Days won the Grass Roots Festival Award at the 2015 UK Festival Awards and Best Medium Festival in the FestivalKidz.com 2015 Awards.
Swedish rock band The Hives will headline Friday night at Beautiful Days 2018. They join the majority of acts already announced for the festival including headliners Manic Street Preachers, Levellers, Shed Seven, Feeder, Gogol Bordello, Suzanne Vega, Calexico, British Sea Power, Richard Thompson Electric Trio, Vintage Trouble, The Wildhearts, Eric Bibb, Jazzie B & loads more.
Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th August – Devon Fire & Spice Festival – Powderham Castle
Set at the stunning Powderham Castle just south of Exeter, this fiery festival combines a hot chilli festival with barbecue demonstrations and competitions, plus a chilli cook-off competition, great music, hot spicy food and non-hot stuff too such as charcuterie, artisan breads, local cheeses, jams, sauces and spice kits.
Add to this beers and cider, a chilli-eating competition, bouncy castles, talks and cooking demonstrations, great people, good times. Free Parking.