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Make 2020 the year to visit South Devon

Authored by News Desk

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

Authored by sharon goble

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

Authored by Mary

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

Authored by Mary

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

Authored by Mike Page

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

Authored by DevonGuild

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...

Expo South's success leads to expansion at Plymouth Science Park

Authored by Duncan Little

Networking can help your business flourish.

Expo South are experts in organising events and it’s envisaged the team’s new office in Plymouth Science Park will be behind staging some of this year’s best networking exhibitions.

Over the next 12 months, the Event Management team will be expanding their ‘Expo’ brand to cover other parts of the country: from Sheffield and Poole to...

BHF supporters urge people in Plymouth to join new local fundraising group

Authored by JoyPetley

A NATIONAL heart charity is urging Ilkley residents to join a new fundraising group and help raise funds for research.

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is calling on the people of Ilkley to help accelerate the fight against heart disease by joining their local fundraising group and raising money for lifesaving research.

Many people across Plymouth are fighting a daily battle...

Royal William Yard reveals exciting events for 2017

Authored by News Desk

Award-winning Royal William Yard in Plymouth is gearing up for a calendar of spectacular events for 2017, promising an eclectic mix of high quality activities and experiences for the whole family.

New for 2017 will be the Royal William Yard Festival – on May 27 and 28 – which promises to celebrate “peninsular living” and everything the beautiful West Country has to offer.

The...

Five unique events to look out for this Christmas

Authored by News Desk

A trip to Devon and Cornwall offers Christmas with a distinctive West County twist this year, with Santa arriving by RNLI lifeboat, festive markets, beautiful lantern parades and the chance to dine with food expert Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

Santa by lifeboat and delicious gifts at the Royal William Yard Wonderland Market, Plymouth

This Sunday’s (Dec 4) popular Christmas...

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