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Shakespeare Underground at Kents Cavern, Torquay - The Tempest

Shakespeare Underground at Kents Cavern, Torquay - The Tempest
Wednesday 25th May 2011 to Saturday 4th June 2011

Shakespeare Underground at Kents Cavern - The Tempest
Part of the Geopark Festival
25 May - 4 June

Critics were wowed by Macbeth and Midsummer Night's Dream underground and Butterfly Productions are back with another Shakespeare classic.

A promenade performance led by the actors around the labyrinth of underground passages. Totally unique.

The audience is led around the caves as the play is performed around. Performances lasts just over an hour and theatre goers must be able to walk unaided around the caves.

Time: Performances at 6:00pm, 7:15pm and 8:30pm
Where: Kents Cavern
Price: £16 per person (£15 booking online)

Visit www.kents-cavern.co.uk for more info




Dartmouth Galleries Week
Saturday 28th May 2011 to Saturday 4th June 2011

Starts Friday 28th onwards.

12 galleries will be taking part. The event starts with a preview evening on the 28th, 6pm till 9pm. Join the artists for an enjoyable evening in their galleries.


Brixham Heritage Festival
Saturday 28th May 2011 to Saturday 4th June 2011

Running from 28th May to 4th June.


Lupton House Open Day, Churston nr Brixham

Lupton House Open Day, Churston nr Brixham
Wednesday 1st June 2011

Lupton House Open Day, Churston nr Brixham

Wednesday 1st June 11am - 4pm
Part of the Geopark Festival

Throughout the day - Find the hidden water beneath the lawn using the ancient practice of divining.

11.30am and 2.30pm - Guided historical tour of Lupton House and Gardens

1.30pm - Guided nature walk (approx 3 hours) on the Lupton estate, learn about the history of the landscape, trees and plants

Vintage tea shop open throughout the day

9.00pm onwards - The Magic and Myths of the stars, stargazing from the edge of the Italianate Garden

Meet: Lupton House
TIme: Various - as above
Cost: FREE
For more info: 01803 845800


Archaeological Dig at Berry Head
Thursday 2nd June 2011

Archaeological Dig at Berry Head (Torbay Coast & Countryside Service)
Thursday 2nd June - 10am-2pm

Join the Brixham Heritage Museum dig team to uncover treasures around a Victorian cottage.

An event suitable for families, join in and see what you can find! Wear suitable clothing and bring gloves and something to kneel on!

More info at www.countryside-trust.org.uk Adult £3.50, child £2.50. Meet at Berry Head main car park, Brixham.


New Moon Dart Paddles - Canoe Adventures

New Moon Dart Paddles - Canoe Adventures
Saturday 4th June 2011

New Moon Dart Paddles - Canoe Adventures (South Devon AONB)
Saturday 4th June - 5.45pm-10.15pm

Giant guided canoe rides stopping for campfire and hot chocolate!

To book, for further details or to learn about other by-the-seat outings ring 01803 865301 or check out www.canoeadventures.co.uk


Bee Keeping Workshop at Coleton Fishacre

Bee Keeping Workshop at Coleton Fishacre
Wednesday 8th June 2011

Bee Keeping Workshop at Coleton Fishacre
Wednesday 8th June – 2pm-4pm

With the worrying fact that the numbers of honeybees has almost halved in recent years, you might want to know how to help boost those numbers!

Come along to National Trust property, Coleton Fishacre at Kingswear to find out about the hives in the garden, as well as how you can encourage the bees at home.

To Book call 01803 842382 or email; coletonfishacre@nationaltrust.org.uk. £10 plus normal admission price.


Bat Walk at Greenway

Bat Walk at Greenway
Friday 10th June 2011

Bat Walk at Greenway
Friday 10th June, 8pm-10pm

Bats are an important part of our natural heritage, and are clear indicators of a green and healthy environment, and the future of this misunderstood creature is directly linked to our quality of life and the quality of our environment. Being the only flying mammal in existence, they account for more than a quarter of the mammal species in the UK, many flourishing in Devon.

So why not come along for a walk and talk with a local bat expert, and find out more about our incredible winged friends.

Booking essential, Adult £8, Child £4, call Greenway on 01803 842382 or email greenway@nationaltrust.org.uk


Test your Dartmouth Knowledge Picture Quiz for Rowcroft Hospice

Test your Dartmouth Knowledge Picture Quiz for Rowcroft Hospice
Friday 10th June 2011

Test Your Dartmouth Knowledge Picture Quiz for Rowcroft Hospice
Friday 10th June - 7pm

How well do you know Dartmouth? I mean really, how well? Can you recognise that weather vane, that stone portico, where is that sign situated? We walk past all these places every day, but can you remember where exactly they are?!

Come and test your knowledge in this Dartmouth picture quiz & enjoy an Alf’s Rustic Supper at the same time. There will also be a raffle. All the proceeds from this evening go to Rowcroft Hospice.

Teams of six people required, £12.50 per person.
Ring Chris Ruddlesden on 01803 770468 for bookings.

Be quick though, this quiz sold out really quickly last time & we’ve got bookings already!

PS - Tell us which steps these are in the picture???!!


Open Farm Sunday....

Open Farm Sunday....
Sunday 12th June 2011

Open Farm Sunday....

....more details of local farms participating to follow

Check out; www.farmsunday.org


Dry Stone Walling with Devon Rural Schools Trust
Saturday 18th June 2011

Dry Stone Walling (Devon Rural Skills Trust)
Saturday 18th June – 9.30am-4.30pm

Come along and learn how to repair dry stone walls.

This is just one of the many courses run by the trust (for more details check out www.devonruralskillstrust.co.uk).

Wear outdoor clothes and sturdy footwear. Bring a packed lunch.

Call Mick Godfrey on 01548 821156 for more details and to book your place. £15 members, £25 non-members. Meet at Higher Badworthy Farm, South Brent (map ref: SX682618).


Dartmouth Arts & Craft Weekend
Saturday 18th June 2011 to Sunday 19th June 2011

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th June 10am - 4pm.

A true fun, family weekend with artists, sculptors, potters and other craft workers displaying their talents in Royal Avenue Gardens in Dartmouth, with special art activities for children. Visitors will be able to watch, talk to, and buy from the artists while they work. Teas, homemade cakes and snacks provided by Children’s Hospice volunteers.

Dartmouth Art & Craft Weekend in aid of Children's Hospice South West


National Trust Overbecks – Mad Inventors Day

National Trust Overbecks – Mad Inventors Day
Saturday 18th June 2011 to Sunday 19th June 2011

National Trust Overbecks – Mad Inventors Day

Follow in Otto Overbeck’s footsteps and join our mad inventors as they spend the day inventing wierd and wonderful contraptions.

Price of admission plus £2 for children (all materials will be provided and any inventions may be kept!)

Info; www.nationaltrust.org.uk/overbecks or phone 01548 842893


Circling the Dart Walk..............

Circling the Dart Walk..............
Sunday 19th June 2011

Circling the Dart Walk...... (South Devon AONB)
Sunday 19th June – 10am-4.30pm

Take a magical walk beside the River Dart – on both its shores, with Fiona Campbell.

Following the Dart Valley Trail, from Dartmouth to Dittisham, you’ll cross by ferry, learn about some edible wild plants and hear some history of Greenway.

8 miles, some steep hills. Please bring a packed lunch, plus £3.30 per adult & £2.20 per child for ferry fares. Adults £4, children £2. Meet in the park and ride car park, off the A3122 Townstal, Dartmouth.


**SOLD OUT**Britannia Royal Naval College Volunteer Band Summer Concert

**SOLD OUT**Britannia Royal Naval College Volunteer Band Summer Concert
Tuesday 21st June 2011

Britannia Royal Naval College Volunteer Band Summer Concert
In the Casper John Hall, BRNC, 7.30pm

**SOLD OUT**

Tickets £8 available from the Dartmouth Tourist Information Centre.

For civilian members there will be no entry to the college without a ticket. Tickets must be obtained before the concert. A coach shuttle service will pick up from NatWest Bank and the Park & Ride adjacent to the Leisure Centre from 1820 to 1920 and return you on completion of the concert. Please arrive early to avoid delays.


Dartmouth Classic Sailing Regatta

Dartmouth Classic Sailing Regatta
Saturday 25th June 2011 to Saturday 2nd July 2011

Dartmouth Classic Sailing Regatta - 25th June to 2nd July 2011

DARTMOUTH - PAIMPOL - ST PETER PORT

The Classic Channel Regatta is a unique event which features a combination of two days racing round the buoys of Dartmouth, two passage races in the Channel and two Round the Island races, one round Ile de Brehat at Paimpol and one round Sark in the Channel Islands.

For more info & entry details, check out www.classic-channel-regatta.eu


Osteoporosis presentation by Nutrition Consultant Deborah Iley
Wednesday 29th June 2011

Wednesday 29th June, 7.30-9.00pm
The Flavel Studio (top floor), Dartmouth

This is the fourth in a series of 7 designed to promote POSITIVE HEALTH!

'Osteoporosis'

An informal presentation given by Nutrition Consultant Deborah Iley (Dip. ION)

Tickets are £5.00, please telephone 01803 835157

Other topics in the series include;
Your Immune System Wednesday 13th July
Your Child's Health Wednesday 28th September
Discussing Cancer Wednesday 26th October


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