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Coleton Fishacre Jazz Club
Friday 3rd October 2014

Coleton Fishacre Jazz Club
Friday 3rd October

Join us on the first Friday of every month for a relaxing evening with friends. Enjoy a delicious two course supper accompanied by a local jazz band in Café Coleton. The classic tunes and elegant performance is in perfect keeping with the Art Deco elegance of Coleton Fishacre, where the Jazz era is still swinging!

More Information: Coleton Fishacre, 01803 842382, [email protected]

Buy Tickets - Booking Essential 01803 842382
Please wear smart casual attire.
After parking in the main visitor car park please proceed through visitor reception to Cafe Coleton. Please bring a torch with you as it gets very dark in the car park.
Children aged 12 and over are welcome.
Level access.

Friday, 03 October 2014 7pm - 9:30 pm All Tickets £28

Candlelit Dartmouth Fundraising Quiz

Candlelit Dartmouth Fundraising Quiz
Friday 10th October 2014

Candlelit Dartmouth Fundraising Quiz
Friday 10th October, from 7pm

We'll be getting you in the mood for Christmas early, with our fundraising quiz and rustic supper to raise funds for Candlelit Dartmouth. Come along and support this fun festive event which sees Christmas craft workshops, market stalls and a spectacular evening candlelit willow lantern procession.

Candlelit Dartmouth is happening on the 28th & 29th November this year.

Tickets £15 per person, available from The Crafted Emporium in the Old Market, open 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday.

Dartmouth Farmers Market

Dartmouth Farmers Market
Saturday 11th October 2014

Dartmouth Farmers Market
Old Market Square 9am - 1pm

Held on the second Saturday of each month. Pop along & support your 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

Naturally Special - Wild Woodlands - South Devon AONB
Sunday 12th October 2014

Naturally Special - Wild Woodlands - South Devon AONB
Sunday 12th October, 2pm - 4pm

Bring your family and join us for woodland games and activities in the grounds around Lupton House.
The library cafe and house will be open from 1pm - 3pm for tea and cakes.

Adults £4, children free

Meet at Lupton House, near Brixham, off the A3022.

Dartmouth Galleries Week 2014

Dartmouth Galleries Week 2014
Friday 17th October 2014 to Saturday 25th October 2014

Dartmouth Galleries Week 2014
Friday 17th - Saturday 25th October

Dartmouth has a great selection of galleries with many people now visiting to see the wide choice of art, craft and jewellery that the town has to offer. Every May & October most of the galleries each launch a new exhibition on the same evening and the event has a great atmosphere. You can wander from gallery to gallery seeing work from new and established artists at a wide range of prices.


The following galleries are participating in the event and will have a new exhibition of work to view:

Ainscough Contemporary Art
THE MAGIC CARPET - Paintings by Elaine Pamphilon & Christine McArthur RSW RGI.
Sculpture by Christopher Marvell. Pots by Katrin Moye & RAMP
16 Foss St, Dartmouth TQ6 9DR www.acag.co.uk open by appointment 01548 855732 [email protected]

BODY OF WORK - Figurative work from Clare Cutts, Janet Mitchell, Aliisa Hyslop, Lynn Muir, Jane Ryan,
Kathryn O'Kell, Sarah Saunders, Kate Glanville, Karen James, Ellymental & Elvis the Kat
12 Foss St. Dartmouth, TQ6 9DR www.baxtersgallery.co.uk 01803 839000 [email protected]

Browns Hill Arts
COLOUR ON THE LINE – Helena Clews’ new paintings in her first solo show in Dartmouth will question the viewer’s perception of landscape painting in an exploration of colour and line.
1B Browns Hill, DartmouthTQ6 9NU www.brownshillarts.com 01803 834301 [email protected]

Coombe Gallery
FRIENDS RE-IGNITED - A celebration of the Dartmouth 5 plus 1!
John Donaldson, Simon Drew , John Gillo, Andras Kaldor, Paul Riley and young turk - Marc Farrell!
20 Foss Street, Dartmouth, TQ6 9DR www.coombegallery.com 01803 835820 [email protected]

D’Art Gallery
A KIND OF WILDERNESS - A new collection from Marie Mills of textural floral compositions
NB First view Friday 23rd 12.30pm. Not open Friday evening
4 Lower Street, Dartmouth TQ6 9AJ www.dart-gallery.com 01803 834923 [email protected]

BEACH - Stunning new work by Peter Layton will be on show
3 Foss Street, Dartmouth. www.dartmouthglass.com 01803 833383 [email protected]

Higher Street Gallery
WHISPERS IN THE WOOD - paintings by Jonathan Walker
1 Higher Street, Dartmouth TQ6 9RB 01803 839538 [email protected]

Siegle & Co
Blown Studio Glass. New work by Nick Orsler
2 Smith Street, Dartmouth TQ6 9QR www.siegleandco.co.uk 07766 545 322 [email protected]

Simon Drew Gallery
13 Foss Street, Dartmouth TQ6 9DR www.simondrewgalleryceramics.co.uk 01803 832832 [email protected]

The Flavel Centre
JAYNE PERRY - Jayne will be exhibiting a selection of her colourful and jolly paintings at The Flavel between 19th May and 2nd June. Paintings will feature the local area plus other cheerful works.
NB not open Friday evening
Flavel Place, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND www.jaynecperry.com 01803 839530 [email protected]

Trish Thomas Designer Jewellery
HEROES ON OUR HIGH STREET - Dartmouth locals modelling Help for Heroes bracelets.
A fundraising photographic exhibition.
9 Foss St, Dartmouth TQ6 9DR www.trishthomasjewellery.co.uk 01803 835588 [email protected]

White Sails Gallery
A BREATH OF FRESH AIR - An exhibition of Rebecca de Mendonça's dynamic portraits and equine studies, capturing some of the life and energy of South Devon's coast and countryside.
1 St. Georges Square, Dartmouth, TQ6 9AQ. www.whitesailsgallery.com 01803 832272 [email protected]

Totnes Good Food Market

Totnes Good Food Market
Sunday 19th October 2014

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 second year, the market is the biggest monthly producers & farmers market in the Westcountry.

Regularly attracting over 50 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.

Night Sky Observers - South Devon AONB

Night Sky Observers - South Devon AONB
Monday 20th October 2014

Night Sky Observers - South Devon AONB
Monday 20th October, 7.30pm - 10pm
The Sharpham Trust

A programme of monthly observation sessions, talks and open discussions exploring the night sky and our relationship with it.

Booking essential, call 01803 732747
Adult £7, child £5 (10-16 yrs)
Meet Sharpham House, Ashprington

Dartmouth Food Festival Quiz - SORRY, SOLD OUT!!

Dartmouth Food Festival Quiz - SORRY, SOLD OUT!!
Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The ever popular Dartmouth Food Festival Quiz 2014
Wednesday 22nd 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 22nd.
Book a table of 6 for £120 and come armed with all the food knowledge you can muster between you. The quiz will be set by last year’s winning team captain Holly Jones 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

To reserve tickets for your table of 6, call Helen on 07794 521194 or e-mail [email protected]

Date: Wednesday 22 Oct 2014 Time: 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm Place: Café Alf Resco

Alf's in the Avenue Pop Up

Alf's in the Avenue Pop Up
Friday 24th October 2014 to Sunday 26th October 2014

Alf’s in the Avenue
We're having a 'Pop Up'... it's just down the road though!!

Friday 24th, Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th 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!

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

Alf’s will be serving freshly ground coffee, pastries & our delicious homemade brownies, flapjack and rocky road. Just perfect to keep you going between all those fab demos & a place to get the kids involved too!!

Dartmouth Food Festival

Dartmouth Food Festival
Friday 24th October 2014 to Sunday 26th October 2014

Dartmouth Food Festival 2014
24th - 26th October

Best of the South West - The Dartmouth Food Festival is an annual festival celebrating all things food and wine. Now in it's 12th 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.

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.

The heart of the Dartmouth Food Festival will be the Royal Avenue Gardens where you will see a number of marquees providing a rolling series of cooking demonstrations, farmers' markets, wine tastings and much more. Cooking shacks will give visitors a chance to meet local chefs and producers and try recipes that will be designed to stimulate your taste buds.

Other Food Festival events will be staged around the town and in the surrounding area. Participating restaurants will host individual events ranging from specially devised tasting menus to food and wine matching. There's also the Eat my Words festival showcasing the best of cookery writing and discussion with a wide selection of culinary authors.

The Dartmouth Food Festival is non-profit making so everything you see and experience has been put together by a voluntary team. Not that we’re banging our own drum but we just want you to know that anything you spend over the 3 days either supports local trade or boosts our fundraising efforts. If you’d like to get involved, don’t be shy – just contact us and we’ll be in touch.


Slapton Great Nut Hunt - South Devon AONB
Saturday 25th October 2014

Slapton Great Nut Hunt - South Devon AONB
Saturday 25th October, 10am - 12pm

Join us to collect hazel nuts from the woodland floor and assist with the dormouse monitoring programme. After the walk we will inspect the nuts and check for the unique tell-tale signs of dormouse activity.

Sorry, no dogs
Booking essential, call 07967 497624
Meet at Slapton Ley Field Centre

Alf's Half Term Pumpkin Fun

Alf's Half Term Pumpkin Fun
Monday 27th October 2014 to Friday 31st October 2014

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.

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