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What's On July 2009

PUBLISHED: 14:15 07 July 2009 | UPDATED: 16:07 20 February 2013

What's On July 2009

What's On July 2009

Devon Activities and events in July

Devon Activities and events in July


2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 July

Lunchtime Concerts

Ranging from ragtime and jazz to violin and piano recitals, these half-hour concerts (12.30pm-1pm) are free to enjoy. Lunches available for a donation.

Axminster Parish Church


10 July

A Celebration Concert

The Harbombe Singers and instrumentalists present a programme including works by Henry VIII, Haydn and Mendelssohn. In aid of Home Farm Trust charity.

Ugbrooke Park

(01647) 277327

11 and 18 July


The Ashburton Singers present two concerts of Venetian church music.

11th: St John's Church, Bridgetown, Totnes

18th: Buckfast Abbey

18 July

Family Barn Dance

Kick up your heels with the Barnstormers in this fun event in aid of the Donkey Sanctuary.

Woods Farm (near the Bowd Inn), Sidmouth

(01395) 573003

19 July

Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Don't miss this opportunity to hear these musicians who have won almost every brass band accolade and whose concerts are in constant demand throughout the world.

3pm. Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple

(01271) 324242

24 and 25 July

La Bohème

Puccini's wonderful opera performed by New Devon Opera and conducted by Paul Foster, in aid of Sense South West. Gardens open 5.45pm, performance 7pm.

Ugbrooke Park, Chudleigh

(01626) 863605

29 July

Rollin' Clones

Spend an evening under the stars enjoying this talented tribute band in Sheldon's open-air amphitheatre.

Sheldon, near Dunsford

(01647) 252752, www.sheldon.uk.com

Theatre Performance

Until 4 July


The Alternative Cambridge Theatre brings this hotly debated work, reputedly Shakespeare's 'lost' play, to various venues in Devon.

27th: Connaught Gardens, Sidmouth.

30th-2nd: Barnfield Theatre, Exeter.

3rd: New Theatre, Exeter. 4th: Exeter Phoenix


2-5 July


Performance and live music, poetry and dance complement workshops and exhibitions all concerned with natural health and healing.

Newton Abbot Racecourse

(01803) 762674, www.questuk.co.uk

9 July

Evening of Dance

As part of Chagford Arts Festival, don't miss thjs evening performance of capoeira, street, break and belly dancing with a special appearance of parkour group South West Runners. Then there's the chance to get dancing yourself with a free ceilidh on the Square.

Chagford Square


11 July

Vine Street Rumble

An evening of partner dancing for young adults, Mad About Swing present their Vine Street Rumble. Good atmosphere, free soft drinks and an introductory swing class.

St Matthias Church, North Hill, Plymouth

(01752) 776602, www.madaboutswing.co.uk

18 July

A Night at the Movies

Show put on by Attitudes Dance School featuring a variety of different dance styles and performed by students of all ages, from 3 years to adult.

Devonport Playhouse, Plymouth


18 July

Kalash Oasis

Your chance to try this fun, improvisational, tribal-style belly dance. Beginners' taster session 1pm-2pm; open dancing 2pm-4pm.

Riverside Hall, Bampton



7 July

Wild Exmoor's Gentler Side

Evening wildlife walk (7pm) below Trentishoe Common along Ladies' Mile path. Booking essential. Small charge. Organised by Barnstaple & District Devon Wildlife Trust local group.

(01271) 374324

12 July

Open Gardens

Thirteen of the village's gardens will be open in aid of the Primary School's playground. Crafts, cream teas and music provided by the village's own choir, La La Lympstone.

Tickets (01395) 266951

12 July

Village Fayre

Home-made and local produce, arts and crafts, hog roast, bouncy castle and Morris Dancing - perfect summer fun.


(01626) 872414

12 July

Surf's Up!

Beginners' 2-hour surf lesson with South Devon Discovery School. Equipment supplied but must be able to swim 50m. Booking essential.


(01803) 861384

17-19 July

Flower Festival

Celebrating the life of Sabine Baring-Gould, composer of hymn Onward Christian Soldiers.

St Peter's Church, Lewtrenchard

22 July

Work Party

Feeling energetic? Help pull out Himalayan balsam from along the River Coly tributary. Organised by East Devon Wildlife Trust local group.

Contact (01297) 23822 for meeting point

24-26 July

Heaven in Devon

Lamerton celebrates the 1100th anniversary of the founding of the diocese of Exeter with a Flower and Music Festival in St Peter's Church and 12 open gardens in the village to enjoy.

Lamerton (01822) 810027

25 July

Summer Fayre

Hog roast, local food and drink, craft stalls, skittles and children's entertainment all in aid of Rotary charities.

Blackmore Gardens, Sidmouth

(01395) 514766

Best of the Rest

Thursdays in July

Craft Market

Every Thursday at 10am this month (2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th), a range of locally made crafts for sale.

The Church House, Widecombe-in-the-Moor

4 July

Church Fête

A white elephant stall, a jazz band, a classic car display, dog show and hog roast are just some of the attractions. Will you have tea or Pimm's?


Vicarage gardens

Cerne Abbas

12 July

Art in the Park

All-day family event to encourage family art activities. Turn detective and follow the Burton Art Hunt through Victoria Park and around the galleries and museum. Families can also visit a Beano and Dandy comic book exhibition and take part in arts workshops.

Burton Art Gallery and Museum, Bideford

(01237) 471455, www.burtonartgallery.co.


18 July


Get your hands dirty and learn how to transform a rough dirt floor into a finished cobbled area in a day. This practical workshop runs from 10.30am-4.30pm on a site needing restoration at Tiverton (Landranger 181: grid ref 941175). Wear sturdy footwear and bring a packed lunch and something to kneel on! £15 non-members.

Devon Rural Skills Trust

(01548) 821156


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