Brixham Quilters' Biennial Exhibition 2011, Devon

PUBLISHED: 11:14 14 September 2011 | UPDATED: 19:58 20 February 2013

Brixham Quilters' Biennial Exhibition 2011, Devon

Brixham Quilters' Biennial Exhibition 2011, Devon

An exhibition of patchwork, quilting, embroidery and art featuring this year's challenge entitled "Inspired by Agatha Christie' was held at Lupton House in Brixham.

An exhibition of patchwork, quilting, embroidery and art featuring this year's challenge entitled "Inspired by Agatha Christie' was held at Lupton House in Brixham. Paul Trainer, Agatha Christie Festival Organiser and Jennie Crisp, both Torbay Library Services, presented the prizes.

First Prize went to Cecily Ward

Second prize went to Val Shipway

High Commended was Paula Smith

Highly Commended was Tina Shirlow

The event was part of the world famous Agatha Christie Festival.

More Treats for Agatha Christie fans:

The Agatha Christie Quiz hosted by John Curran

Wednesday, 14th September:

Test your knowledge of all things Agatha Christie! You'll be put through your paces by quiz master John Curran, the editor/author of Secret Notebooks. Teams of four will compete by answering rounds of questions, with the winning team claiming some very desirable Christie-related prizes!

Grand Hotel, Torquay Seafront TQ2 6NT


30 per team (max four people) from the Grand Hotel and the English Riviera Visitor Information Centre in Torquay

01803 296677


The Art of Adapting Agatha Christie

Thursday 15th September

Agatha Christie's grandson, Mathew Prichard presents a panel of experts to discuss and celebrate the adaptations of Agatha Christie's work over the years.

The panel includes:

Trevor Bowen who adapted the Joan Hickson Marples

Nick Dear, the screenwriter for the recent Poirot/Marples

John Curran - author of Agatha Christies Secret Notebooks and Murder in the Making


Spanish Barn, Torre Abbey, The Kings Drive, Torquay TQ2 5JE

Tickets 7.50 available from Torquay Visitor Information Centre on Torquay Harbourside, or call 0844 474 22 33

For the full Agatha Christie Festival programme, visit the English Riviera Tourism Company websitehere.

To visit John Currans website clickhere

For more information about Agatha Christie please clickhere

More About Agatha Christie Week

The world-famous annualAgatha Christie Festivaltakes place on the English Riviera in South Devon, from11th-18th September 2011. This spectacular annual festival celebrates the worlds greatest crime fiction writer, Dame Agatha Christie and her best-known detectives, Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot. The Agatha Christie Festival is always a huge success and is expected to draw a large number of amateur sleuths to Devon from all over the world.

Fans will enjoy exclusive visits to her holiday home at Greenway, vintage bus rides, murder mystery dinners, tea dances, garden parties and more, while Agatha ChristiesVerdictcomes to the Princess Theatre, produced by the Agatha Christie Theatre Company. The festival began with the now traditional Agatha Christie Fete, on Sunday 11th, where stall holders will dress in their 1920s/30s finery and where the days entertainment included live music, magic, Punch and Judy and dancing.

Visitors can enjoy the newAgatha Christie Trailbased on the 20 special places that inspired her life and works across the English Riviera and South Devon.

Plus, the famousAgatha Christie Milealong Torquays seafront takes people to some of the additional places that were so special to her in her younger years including: Princess Pier where she enjoyed roller-skating, Beacon Cove where she was a regular swimmer and the Victorian Pavilion where she loved to dance.

The festival draws to a close on Sunday 18th September with a special Cream Tea Day at Cockington Court, Torquay, and the Agatha Christie Swim in aid of Devon Air Ambulance, taking place at Broadsands Beach. Cockington Church will show screenings of the recently-adapted ITV production ofWhy Didnt They Ask Evansstarring Julia McKenzie as Miss Marple.

The Agatha Christie Festival is supported by English Riviera Tourism Company

Photos by Anita Newcombe

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