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8th December FESTIVE TABLE DECORATION MAKING


Greenway House, Galmpton Join our expert to learn how to make a beautiful centrepiece for your festive table. Wonder through the garden to choose the lushest sprigs for your decorations, and create a masterpiece. Tickets: £15, Contact: Greenway, 01803 842382, greenway@ nationaltrust.org.uk.


9th December HOME-MADE GREEN CHRISTMAS Ash Tree Farm, Ash Cross, Dartmouth


Make your own swags from greenery collected from the hedgerows and garden. A morning workshop learning to create swags of greenery for indoor and outdoor decoration. All materials supplied, including greenery, but bring along your own ribbons and baubles. Refreshments provided. Booking essential, call 01803 712 437. £15 including materials. Meet at Ash Tree Farm, Ash Cross, Dartmouth TQ6 0LR


11th December DARTMOUTH FATSTOCK SHOW


The Market Square, Dartmouth Dartmouth’s annual event with a show and auction of all the best farm animals that Dartmouth’s local farms have to offer. Contact: Dartmouth Town Council.


13th December THE TREMLETTS – A NAVAL


FAMILY FROM DARTMOUTH Lecture by Barbie Thompson. Totnes Museum Society Lecture. Methodist Church Hall, Fore Street. 7.30pm. All are welcome: members £1.50, non- members £3.


16th & 23rd December CHRISTMAS MARKET DAY


Totnes Santa’s Sunday markets come to Totnes! For details of ‘Santa’s Sunday’ markets contact andytte@hotmail.com or see Totnes Chamber of Commerce’s website www.totnes-chamber.com


29th December NEW YEAR MURDER MYSTERY PARTY


The Weary Ploughman Inn,


Churston The Weary Ploughman Inn is celebrating the New Year slightly early this year with an exciting Murder Mystery evening entitled ‘Murder at the Oscars’. 7pm start, Price: £37.95 to include 3-course dinner and entertainment. Contact: www. wearyploughman.co.uk. Tel: 01803 844702.


31st December NEW YEARS EVE GALA DINNER Dartington Hall


£75 per person. Join us in the Great Hall for a three course dinner followed by live music and dancing. Bookings: on 01803 847147 or bookings@ dartingtonhall.com


14th January DEGAS – A PAINTER OF MODERN LIFE?


The Flavel, Dartmouth DAKFAS Lecture by Evaline Eaton studying the level of modernity present in Degas’ work. Lecture starts at 2-30 pm. Guests welcome for £8. Info:


Carolyn Machin tel 833849.


19th January LEARN TO PRUNE APPLE TREES Venue TBC


10.00 -3.00 pm A chance to mix the principles of fruit pruning with the practical by working in an orchard to develop the skills needed. Venue : South Devon £15 members and £20 non-members info@orchardlink.org.uk


for details.


20th January & 17th February GOOD FOOD SUNDAY TOTNES


Contact: www.totnesgoodfood.co.uk\


28th January OPERATION TIGER, THE D-DAY LANDINGS & THE CROMWELL ALERT


Village Hall, Kingswear Talk by Robbie Robinson to Kingswear Historians. Contact: 01803 752


15th, 22nd February FAMILY GHOST TOUR


Dartmouth Castle Enjoy a ghost tour, especially for families. Explore every part of this atmospheric site including the Gun Battery and its maze of spooky passages. Hear tales of times gone by and beware of any unexpected visitors who may be lurking round the corner!


Tours last approx. 1 hr and include a hot drink. Purchase your tickets today by calling our dedicated Ticket Sales Team on 0870 333 1183 (Mon – Fri


8.30am – 5.30 Sat 9am – 5pm).


1st February HOWARD MARKS AKA MR NICE


Palace Theatre, Paignton Howard Marks is the writer of the best-selling autobiography Mr Nice and performs his critically acclaimed one-man show: An Audience with Mr Nice. Marks draws on a wealth of experience, ranging from growing up in South Wales and his time at Oxford University to incarceration at America’s toughest federal penitentiary as well as his work with the British Secret Service, the Mafia, the IRA and the CIA. Tickets £15. Tickets: 01803 665800


19th February RESTORING OUR HERITAGE BUILDINGS – AFTER THE DARTMOUTH FIRE


The Flavel, Dartmouth Talk by John Thorp of Keystone Historic Buildings for Dartmouth & Kingswear Society. Free Entry. All welcome.


22nd February ARTY ARCTIC The Seashore Centre


Discover the cold wonders of the snowy arctic, with sleepy mother polar bears, slinky seals, bounding hares and sneaky foxes. Come and demonstrate your artistic skills by making your very own arty arctic animals to take home with you. Time: 1pm – 3pm Cost: £3.50 per child. Booking: Essential on 01803 520022.


25th February HISTORY OF THE BRITANNIA ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE


Village Hall, Kingswear Kingswear Historians talk by David Lingard. Contact: 01803 752


MUSIC


4th December MADNESS


Plymouth Pavilions


The legendary Madness return with a tour that will see the band showcase new tracks from their forthcoming album, the follow up to the critically acclaimed The Liberty Of Norton Folgate, as well playing all their hits and fan favourites. BOX OFFICE: 0845 1461460 or www.plymouthpavilions. com


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