The Black Farmer Dances Through the Summer With the Dartmoor Border Morris

Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, aka The Black Farmer, is well known for his love of Morris Dancing and none more so than his local troupe – Dartmoor Border Morris – who he continues to support this year.

A packed calendar of engagements – all raising money for the Dartmoor Search & Rescue Team – will give many people the opportunity to enjoy this traditional spectacle, and maybe even...

Step into spring with the National Trust in Devon

Across Devon, National Trust gardens are filling with colourful spring blooms, and houses are looking tip-top after their intensive winter cleans. There’s loads going on this season with guided tours, exhibitions, and Easter egg hunts. What’s more, every time you experience a National Trust day out, you help care for these special places for future generations.

Buckland Abbey


Discover the leader of the pack at The Donkey Sanctuary

This February half term, head to The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth and find out which adoption donkey has the loudest bray, the longest ears, or who is the most playful, in the Adoption Donkey Top Trumps Trail.

Follow the trail around the sanctuary to find the giant Top Trumps cards and discover which adoption donkey comes out on top in each round. This exciting family activity is a...

Connaught Gardens, Sidmouth

Events to restart on East Devon District Council land

The relaxation of lockdown rules and new guidelines from the Government has enabled East Devon District Council (EDDC) to agree that the process for hiring EDDC land can commence again from 3rd August.

The council facilitates over 300 events across East Devon parks, gardens and beaches every year. Events range from local community events, markets, live theatre, fun fairs and weddings...

Make 2020 the year to visit South Devon

South Devon is simply bursting with action packed events for 2020. This year will see South Devon showcasing an impressive and diverse calendar of events, including spectacular festivals and regattas, dazzling food and drink, as well as offering beautiful locations to stay.

Anna Roach of Visit South Devon says ‘2020 is shaping up to be very special for South Devon, with a number of...

Gold and silver for Kitley House Hotel in Devon Tourism Awards

Kitley House Hotel is celebrating having won Gold and Silver in the prestigious Devon Tourism Awards 2019. The four* hotel at Yealmpton, near Plymouth, was delighted to win Gold as ‘Wedding Venue of the Year’ against stiff competition from other leading businesses, and also scooped Silver in the ‘Business Events Venue’ category.

Kitley House Hotel received its two sparkling Dartington...

Plymouth unveils exciting events programme for 2019

Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth has unveiled an exciting events programme for 2019 alongside the announcement that the city will host the finish of the Rolex Fastnet race and the return of the spectacular annual British Fireworks Championships in August 2019.

Plymouth’s 2019 events diary is bursting with a variety of food, cultural, music and sporting events that will take place across...

Community events planned to help combat loneliness in Plymouth

The British Red Cross in Plymouth are holding two coffee mornings next week to tackle the issue of loneliness and social isolation in the city.

The first event takes place on Monday 2nd July at Nomony Children’s Centre, St John's Road. Coffee and cake will be served from 10am to 12pm and parents of young children, grandparents and members of the public are all welcome to attend....

Plymouth Brexit Summit series continues

Luke Pollard MP hosted the next two events in the Brexit Summit series at City College Plymouth on Sunday. This was an opportunity for the people of Plymouth to tell their MPs what they think a good Brexit deal for Plymouth looks like.

The morning was a special session for 15-25 year olds Luke was joined by Mike Jarman from The Zone, Nicola Chesney from the Plymouth University...

Handmade gifts at MAKE - Devon Guild's New Exhibition

It's getting just a little bit close to the C-word, and as the Guild's annual Christmas crafts show opens next Friday, staff are already delighting in the handmade exhibits flooding in for display in their gallery.

MAKE is the popular annual selling exhibition which heralds winter and the festive season. Bovey's gallery will showcase the best contemporary craftwork from...