What's On July 2009
PUBLISHED: 14:15 07 July 2009 | UPDATED: 16:07 20 February 2013
Devon Activities and events in July
Devon Activities and events in July
2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 July
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
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.
11 and 18 July
The Ashburton Singers present two concerts of Venetian church music.
11th: St John's Church, Bridgetown, Totnes
18th: Buckfast Abbey
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
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
24 and 25 July
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Your chance to try this fun, improvisational, tribal-style belly dance. Beginners' taster session 1pm-2pm; open dancing 2pm-4pm.
Riverside Hall, Bampton
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.
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
Home-made and local produce, arts and crafts, hog roast, bouncy castle and Morris Dancing - perfect summer fun.
Beginners' 2-hour surf lesson with South Devon Discovery School. Equipment supplied but must be able to swim 50m. Booking essential.
Celebrating the life of Sabine Baring-Gould, composer of hymn Onward Christian Soldiers.
St Peter's Church, Lewtrenchard
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
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
Hog roast, local food and drink, craft stalls, skittles and children's entertainment all in aid of Rotary charities.
Blackmore Gardens, Sidmouth
Best of the Rest
Thursdays in July
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
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?
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.
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