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Lace Open Day

Axe Vale Lace Group OPEN DAY with supplier Claire’s Lace in attendance to supply all your lace requirements. Everyone welcome to come along and watch members making lace, browse the members exhibition and ask questions between 11am and 4pm at Colyford Memorial Hall, EX24 6QA. Bring your lace pillow and join in or have a go on a practice pillow.

Devon Created - Exhibition of Local Crafts and Flowers

Devon Created is a new and exciting festival organised by a new flower festival team at Crediton Parish Church. For over 40 years there has been a flower festival at the church. This year this exciting new venture will include local Devon crafts, each demonstrating and selling their own crafts, and including spectacular flower arrangements using flowers and materials to complement each craft. The Festival opens Saturday 30th May from 10am to 5pm, Sunday 31st May 11.30am to 5pm, Monday 1st to Wednesday 3rd June 10am to 5pm and ends Thursday 4th June 10am to 3pm. Admission and Parking are...

Santander to host free event to stop first time buyer misconceptions derailing home ownership dream

Authored by ElaineBleazard

Santander rolls out local in-branch education classes for first time buyers as new research reveals three in five aspiring homeowners think “exchange” is when you hand over keys on moving day and 43 per cent expect to get any fees already paid refunded if a chain collapses

Santander Armada Way welcome would-be first-time buyers in Plymouth on 22 nd February for a 90-minute class to...

Kitley's exclusive wedding showcase

We are really excited to be showcasing Kitley House Hotel to wedding couples on Saturday 18th January 2020 at midday.

If you are looking for the perfect place for your special day, this event is not to be missed.

Our wedding venue, which recently won Gold in the Devon Tourism Awards, will be dressed for you to experience its full potential and some of our preferred suppliers will be on hand to give advice and inspiration to achieve your desired look for your wedding day.

Ask our experienced team questions about the hotel, your special requirements and our exclusive-...

Get set for the 2020 Plymouth History Festival

Authored by Mary

The dates for next year’s Plymouth History Festival have been confirmed as Friday 8 to Sunday 31 May.

The popular annual celebration of the city’s heritage has been running for eight years. It’s coordinated by The Box and supported by Plymouth City Council and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Since the History Festival started in 2013 thousands of residents and visitors...

Kitley House Hotel wins Best Event Venue in national awards

Authored by sharon goble

Kitley House Hotel & Restaurant at Yealmpton, near Plymouth, is delighted to have won a national accolade in the Best Venue category of this year’s Event Entertainment Awards - weeks after celebrating its first anniversary under new ownership.

Presented by BookEntertainment.co.uk, the Awards recognise the best in the event entertainment industry across the UK.

Kitley went...

** COMPETITION CLOSED ** Win a family ticket to see Cirque Berserk!

Authored by News Desk

After a sensational first visit in 2018, Cirque Berserk! the UK’s biggest theatre-circus spectacular is making a triumphant return to the West.

Cirque Berserk! has had sell-out London West End runs and a sensational reception at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 2019 performances at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth, are listed from Tuesday 14th to Sunday 19th May.

And you could win a...

Carnival! comes to the West End

Visit Plymouth's West End on Saturday 4th August for Carnival!

A free event, Carnival is open to everyone. Join us for live music on stage, a walking circus with sword swallower, fire breathers and more plus great tasters from local restaurants and offers from local businesses.

Running from 10am - 4pm, it's a great day out for the family this summer holiday....

Bladder and Bowel event to take place in Plymouth

Authored by News Desk

The eighth Bladder and Bowel Event (BABE) is set to take place on Friday 22 June 2018.

BABEs are aimed at supporting people with bladder and bowel problems and are organised by staff from our colorectal, urological and gynaecological teams.

The event will take place at the Future Inn, Derriford and will include various talks by health specialists from University Hospitals...

Zoos offer moments for seniors

Authored by Paigntonzoo

March is over-60s month at two top Devon zoos. The charity attractions are holding special days for older people.

At Living Coasts, Torquay’s coastal zoo, the day of the week to make a note of is Wednesday. At Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, the special day is Thursday. Paignton Zoo and Living Coasts are both part of the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, the charity which also runs...

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