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Mama Bear’s children support Children in Need with lockdown-friendly fun

Authored by Mary

Children at Mama Bear’s Day Nursery and Pre-Schools across Devon have had to get creative with their Children in Need fundraising efforts this year in order to abide by coronavirus rules.

Instead of the usual bake sales, raffles, teddy bear picnics and spare change collections, the tots have enjoyed pyjama days, crazy hair days, bear hunts and Pudsey crafts to mark the important...

Theatre Royal Plymouth Announce Funky Llama Club Night at Home!

Authored by Mary

Theatre Royal Plymouth Announce Funky Llama Club Night At Home !

Theatre Royal Plymouth’s Funky Llama is back and like you have never seen before! This January they are bringing their funky, futuristic Club Night event straight to you in the comfort on your own home.

Funky Llama Club Night At Home is an interactive website experience that takes you on a virtual journey into...

Coffee and cheese are the perfect pairing say two award winning Devon companies

Authored by Mary

Coffee and cheese are proving the perfect match for two Devon companies that have combined to bring a whole world of alternate pairings to the table following their two star accolades at the Great Taste Awards.

Blue Goose Coffee and South West Dairy Sharpham Cheese have teamed up with their award winning products to show that a cup of coffee and a well-curated cheese board are as...

Four must-visit cities full of festive spirit

Authored by Sarah Parker

While you may not be able to jet off to far-flung destinations this winter, it doesn’t mean you can’t plan for the future! If you want to plan an extra-special Christmas trip for the years to come, then here are some of the top destinations to visit. Packed full of festive spirit, delicious eateries and more, you’re sure to have the trip of a lifetime.

  • London
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    The Riverford Field Kitchen restaurant has used lockdown two to cook 250 meals a week for local community food charities

    Authored by Mary

    Organic restaurant The Riverford Field Kitchen has turned its kitchen into a community resource to serve 250 meals a week from surplus organic produce for local people in need.

    Buckfastleigh-based organic veg box company Riverford has been supplying surplus veg to their long-term charity partners FoodCycle and Food in Community for years, both of which have seen demand surge since...

    Christmas bake-along with British Bake Off finalist Jane Beedle

    Authored by Mary

    Kent-based charity Tree of Hope is holding a festive online Bake-along with Bake Off Series 7 finalist Jane Beedle, who also won the Christmas Bake Off special in 2018.

    Jane, who lives in Faversham, has supported Tree of Hope for several years with The Cook Book, a Summer bake-along and other fundraising events.

    During the online Bake-along which takes place on Wednesday...

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    Date of 43rd Dartmoor Folk Festival announced

    Authored by Mary

    THE date of the 43rd Dartmoor Folk Festival, which takes place in the foothills of Dartmoor at South Zeal near Okehampton each year, has been announced.

    It has been scheduled for August 6, 7 and 8, 2021 and, all being well, will include a packed weekend of concerts, ceilidhs, workshops, song and music sessions, children's festival, craft displays, folk service, Dartmoor ramble and...

    Plymouth College of Art Pre-Degree student publishes debut poetry book

    Authored by Sarah Parker

    Plymouth College of Art Pre-Degree student Ciaran Perks has published his first poetry book, ‘Peacocks: Illusory Poems’, now available for purchase at Waterstones and on Amazon as well as being available internationally through Barnes & Noble and more.

    Ciaran, aged 17 from Plymouth, decided to pursue writing a poetry collection after receiving a notebook one year for Christmas. “...

    Thelma Hulbert gallery

    Present Makers 2020 exhibition launches online

    Authored by Mary

    Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) has announced that its next exhibition: Present Makers 2020 will launch online on Saturday 21 November and hopes its doors will reopen again on 2 December.

    Present Makers 2020 demonstrates the skill and diversity of contemporary crafts people and designer-makers living in the South West and all of the work is for sale. The exhibitionshowcases creative...

    Major boost to cancer services in East Devon

    Authored by Mary

    Cancer services in East Devon will receive a major boost this month.

    Ottery St Mary Hospital will become a new cancer hub for patients and their families.

    Specialists from the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital’s oncology department and FORCE, the area’s leading cancer support charity, will be working together within a dedicated unit at the Keegan Road site.

    Access...