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A Winter's Tale - Winter Exhibition at The Brownston Gallery



This winter we are all really missing the simple things - a proper chat with our friends, a drink at our favourite pub, a big hug from someone we love - so it's really important to do what we can to keep our spirits up and look forward to happier times, which are surely just around the corner.

One way...

Exhibition reveals stories of Devon witchcraft

A new exhibition ‘Certaine Wytches’ - re-telis stories of the last three women executed for witchcraft in Devon - their witch-hunts and trials. This unusual show with themes of local history, folklore and superstition runs from 23 March – 6 May 2019 at Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey tracey.

Textile artist Anne Jackson presents a solo show at the Guild inspired by the plaque in...

Step out for a Walk About with the Ramblers and discover local hidden gems

People in Devon are being invited to step out with the Ramblers for their Walk About festival this summer and uncover the hidden gems on their doorstep. The nationwide festival, supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, takes place from 26 May to 3 June with hundreds of free group walks on offer across the Britain. This year, many of the festival walks highlight hidden gems that can...

‘One of the most important films of our time’ comes to Dartmouth for one night only

For one night only, award-winning film ‘A Plastic Ocean’ will be coming to Dartmouth on Thursday 28 September for a rousing evening of inspiration, debate and enlightenment.

The feature-length documentary that Sir David Attenborough says is ‘one of the most important films of our time’, And that, ‘everyone should see this film”, is an eye-opening account of the eight million tonnes of...

Burts Chips and Rockfish partner for SW launch of new limited-edition Fish ‘N’ Chips flavour

Award-winning artisan crisp brand Burts Chips has partnered with its Plymouth-based neighbour – premium seafood restaurant Rockfish owned by celebrated chef and restaurateur Mitch Tonks – for the launch of a brand new, limited-edition Fish ‘N’ Chips flavour.

Available from select retailers across the South West (RRP 79p for 40g), the new flavour is hitting shelves in June with an on-...

England Counties name squad to face Scotland

England Counties have named a squad of 23 players to face Scotland Club XV on Friday, 24 February at Birmingham Moseley RFC.

The match is the first in the England Counties season with the side set to play Ireland Club XV on Friday, 17 March in Cork followed by a three-match tour in June.

The Counties will be looking to avenge last year’s 57-27 defeat to Scotland in Galashiels...

Gaia Spa hosts property event

On 26th September, the new Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall welcomed the women’s professional networking organization, Women in Property, for a networking showcase of the spa – the largest new build spa development completed in the UK this year.

The newly finished spa offers the finest facilities including 12 treatment rooms, a state of the art gym by Pulse Fitness, luxury infinity swimming...

Ice Cream Competition at Salcombe Regatta

In just one minute, how much ice cream can you eat? After a Salcombe Dairy record-breaking result at last weekend’s Kingsbridge Fair, they are taking their all you can eat competition to the Salcombe Regatta on Sunday 31st July.

With the record set at a whopping 480g by this year’s overall winner, Adrian Masters, beating Salcombe Regatta’s previous 350g record, will next weekend see...

Beware of lurking barbecue bugs

As the school summer holidays get into full swing, a survey has found that the humble chicken is likely to be in high demand on barbecues in the South West. Bangers and burgers have lost out as 29% of people in the South West named chicken as their top pick .

Encouragingly, 29% of people in the South West said they take extra care when cooking chicken on the barbecue. However 22% said...

Glazebrook House raises over £2,000 for Devon Air Ambulance

South Devon’s Glazebrook House Hotel’s utterly outstanding Alice in Wonderland charity event earlier this month was a resounding success. The creative and imaginative team at the Glazebrook raised £2,057 for their chosen charity, the inspirational Devon Air Ambulance Trust.

Talking on the event, owner of the Glazebrook, Pieter Hamman, says: “As a hotel we are lucky to be based in an...

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