What's On

Dartmouth Farmers Market

Dartmouth Farmers Market
Saturday 10th October 2015

Dartmouth Farmers Market
Old Market Square 9am - 1pm

Held on the second Saturday of every month.

Pop along and support your fantastic local producers and buy local, fresh top quality food & plants.

An initiative of the South Hams Agricultural Forum and supported by South Hams District Council.


Candlelit Dartmouth Lantern Workshops

Candlelit Dartmouth Lantern Workshops
Saturday 10th October 2015

Candlelit Dartmouth Lantern Making Workshop
Saturday 10th October, 10am - 4pm
St Clements Church, Dartmouth

Other lantern making workshops for use in the Saturday lantern procession will take place on;
Sat. 24th October, 10am-4pm Blackawton Village Hall
Sun. 15th November, 10am-4pm Stoke Fleming Youth Club
Sun. 22nd November, 10am-4pm Dartmouth Academy

The 9th Candlelit Dartmouth lantern procession is happening on Saturday 28th November.

This year, there's a bit of a change for our lantern-making workshops. Instead of focusing our efforts on workshops in the local primary schools - where participation is restricted to one class per school - this year we're organising a number of community-based workshops so that children of all ages, families and friends who want to join the Candlelit Dartmouth procession all have the opportunity to make and carry their own lantern.

One of two more workshops may still be added to this schedule so it's worth checking again from time to time.

All workshops run from 10am - 4pm and are open to all - but please note that all children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Just turn up at any time but please allow 2-3 hours to complete your lantern. All materials will be provided. However, you may find it useful to bring along your own secateurs. All lanterns must be taken away by 4pm - we have no facility to store lanterns at any of the workshops - not even overnight.

There is a charge of £5 per lantern to cover materials . The majority of lantern-makers that we've canvassed reckon this is a small price to pay for several hours of workshop activity and to have a lantern to take home at the end of the day. It certainly helps our task of fundraising for the Candlelit Dartmouth weekend.

The Candlelit Dartmouth team would like to thank the custodians of each of the workshop venues for generously waiving hire fees to enable us to offer these affordable workshops to the local communities.


Dartmouth Galleries Festival

Dartmouth Galleries Festival
Friday 16th October 2015 to Wednesday 28th October 2015

Dartmouth Galleries Festival
Starts Friday 16th October

Dartmouth has held a Galleries Week for many years when twice a year up to 12 of the galleries launch a new exhibition on the same evening.

This October sees the launch of the Dartmouth Galleries Festival on Friday 16th October when from 6-9pm you will be able to see 12 new exhibitions. You can wander from gallery to gallery seeing shows from upcoming and established artists and the evening has a great atmosphere.

A selection of the galleries will be showing pieces from their new exhibitions in The Flavel Arts Centre from Monday 19th October for two weeks to give a taste of what you can expect to see if you follow the festival trail map. The work will be for sale and will show the diversity of art available in the town's galleries.

Please visit www.dartmouthgalleriesfestival.co.uk for more info on the individual exhibitions.

Participating galleries include; Ainscough Contemporary Art, Artmill Gallery II, Baxters, Browns Hill Arts, Coombe Gallery, D'Art Gallery, Duke Street Gallery, Paul Barclay, Simon Drew Gallery, The Flavel Centre, Trish Thomas Designer Jewellery, Trition Galleries, White Sails Gallery.


Totnes Good Food Market

Totnes Good Food Market
Sunday 18th October 2015

Totnes Good Food Market

The Totnes Good Food Market is held on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 10am to 3pm. Now in it’s fifth year, the market is the biggest monthly producers & farmers market in the Westcountry.

Regularly attracting over 55 traders each month, the Totnes Good Food Sunday market has become the biggest fine food and drink market in Devon and is rapidly becoming the largest in the South West.

GOLD AWARD FOR TOTNES SUNDAY FOOD MARKET - The Totnes Good Food Sunday Market, which captures that elusive “Totnesian vibe”, has just struck gold winning the Taste of the West Hospitality and Retail Gold Award 2014 for best food market in Devon.

Launched in June 2010 with just over twenty producers, the market has grown month by month both in reputation and popularity. It attracts food lovers from all over the region, with three-quarters of its traders coming from within a 30 mile radius of Totnes. The market has also been award-nominated and warranted mentions in local and national newspapers and magazines.
If the TGFS leaves you wanting more, you may also like to visit their sister market which takes place on the first Sunday of every month in the Royal William Yard, again with over 50 food traders. The Good Food at the Yard runs from March to December.


Dartmouth Food Festival Quiz

Dartmouth Food Festival Quiz
Wednesday 21st October 2015

The ever popular Dartmouth Food Festival Quiz 2014
SORRY, SOLD OUT!
Wednesday 21st October, 7pm

Join us for one of the most popular events at the Festival. This evening quiz is sponsored by and will take place at Cafe Alf Resco on Wednesday October 21st.
Book a table of 6 for £150 and come armed with all the food knowledge you can muster between you. The quiz master & setter of questions this year is David Jones (last year’s winning team captain!) from Manna from Devon Cooking School who is already scouring the Cooking School library for fiendish foodie factoids!
Cost includes a delicious rustic supper prepared lovingly by the Alfs team. SOLD OUT


Alf's in the Avenue - Food Festival Pop Up

Alf's in the Avenue - Food Festival Pop Up
Friday 23rd October 2015 to Sunday 25th October 2015

Alf's in the Avenue -Dartmouth Food Festival Pop Up
We're having a 'Pop Up'... it's just down the road though!!

Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th October, from 8am

All day fun with Cafe Alf Resco & Coast and Country Cottages in the Royal Avenue Gardens. We'll be serving up our fantastic take away coffee & homemade yummy treats to keep you fuelled for all the shopping, workshops & talks happening across the weekend! You'll also have the chance to get your hands on Kate's award winning marmalade and our award winning granola...yum!

Make sure you come down with your little ones for exciting foodie fun.....We will have biscuit decorating, a colouring competition with a difference, apple bobbing, giant games, pumpkins galore & face painting.


Dartmouth Food Festival

Dartmouth Food Festival
Friday 23rd October 2015 to Sunday 25th October 2015

Dartmouth Food Festival
Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th October 2015

The Dartmouth Food Festival is an annual festival celebrating all things food and wine. Now in our 13th year, the festival has developed into a major food event or, as The Daily Telegraph put it (February 2011), a ‘heady mix of celebrity chefs, parties, food markets, tasting shacks and demonstrations’. What gives us extra stand out is the fact that we’re a free festival. Anyone and everyone is welcome to come along and take part without being charged an entry fee.

South West Showcase
Our real aim is to showcase the best that the South West has to offer – from Ashridge Cider and Cornish Seasalt through to the Devon Scone Company and South Devon Chilli Farm. We also want to shout about our award winning restaurants (The Seahorse, The Elephant in Torquay and the Millbrook Inn, South Pool to name but a few) and their amazing chefs. Without being too biased, we probably have the most award winning chefs per square foot than anywhere else in the country.

Highlights this year include late night opening until 8pm on the Friday evening...giving locals and late arrivals the opportunity to shop & eat after work! A fantastic Eat Your Words programme with talks & seminars covering everything you need to know about food, coffee, writing a cook book, producing a food programme & lots, lots more.


Candlelit Dartmouth Lantern Making Workshop

Candlelit Dartmouth Lantern Making Workshop
Saturday 24th October 2015

Candlelit Dartmouth Lantern Making Workshop
Saturday 24th October, 10am - 4pm
Blackawton Village Hall

Other lantern making workshops for use in the Saturday lantern procession will take place on;
Sun. 15th November, 10am-4pm Stoke Fleming Youth Club
Sun. 22nd November, 10am-4pm Dartmouth Academy

The 9th Candlelit Dartmouth lantern procession is happening on Saturday 28th November.

This year, there's a bit of a change for our lantern-making workshops. Instead of focusing our efforts on workshops in the local primary schools - where participation is restricted to one class per school - this year we're organising a number of community-based workshops so that children of all ages, families and friends who want to join the Candlelit Dartmouth procession all have the opportunity to make and carry their own lantern.

One of two more workshops may still be added to this schedule so it's worth checking again from time to time.

All workshops run from 10am - 4pm and are open to all - but please note that all children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Just turn up at any time but please allow 2-3 hours to complete your lantern. All materials will be provided. However, you may find it useful to bring along your own secateurs. All lanterns must be taken away by 4pm - we have no facility to store lanterns at any of the workshops - not even overnight.

There is a charge of £5 per lantern to cover materials . The majority of lantern-makers that we've canvassed reckon this is a small price to pay for several hours of workshop activity and to have a lantern to take home at the end of the day. It certainly helps our task of fundraising for the Candlelit Dartmouth weekend.

The Candlelit Dartmouth team would like to thank the custodians of each of the workshop venues for generously waiving hire fees to enable us to offer these affordable workshops to the local communities.


Alf's Half Term Pumpkin Fun

Alf's Half Term Pumpkin Fun
Monday 26th October 2015 to Saturday 31st October 2015

Alf's Half Term Pumpkin Fun

Join us this October half term for lots of pumpkin fun....including a colouring competition, spot the pumpkin & Halloween treats.


Making Homes for Wild Animals at Coleton Fishacre

Making Homes for Wild Animals at Coleton Fishacre
Wednesday 28th October 2015

Making homes for wild animals

Join the countryside rangers to learn how to make homes for wild animals - great fun for all the family and one of your 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4.

More Information: Coleton Fishacre (Through Greenway), 01803 842382, greenway@nationaltrust.org.uk

Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. All materials provided.
Please proceed to Visitor Reception and a member of the team will advise you where to go.
Children very welcome

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 2pm - 4pm Child £3


Hallowe'en at Greenway

Hallowe'en at Greenway
Friday 30th October 2015

Hallowe'en at Greenway

There are spooky goings on at Greenway this half term.

Come along to Greenway this half term for a Hallowe'en-inspired trail. We've got ghouly crafts to try and a ghostly quest to complete - Be sure to come in your best Hallowe'en costume.

More Information: Greenway, 01803 842382, greenway@nationaltrust.org.uk

Booking Not Needed 01803 842382
Pay on entry at visitor reception
Normal Admission Charges Apply
The majority of the trail will take place outside so dress to face the elements. Feel free to dress up for the occasion. Ask at visitor reception for your trail. Dogs on leads welcome. Children very welcome but must be supervised by an adult.

Greenway operates a car booking system: if you would like to travel to Greenway by car, please book your parking space online or by phone.
Accessible to all

Date Time Price
Friday, 30 October 2015 11am - 1pm Child £3
Gates open: 10.30am
Last admission time: 12.15pm


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