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Traditional seaside entertainers set to return as beach theatre makes a resurgence during coronavirus

Authored by Mary

Traditional seaside entertainment enjoyed by families a century ago is set to return to Britain’s beaches as pierrot performers get ready to perform again following the lifting of the ban on outdoor theatre.

The socially-distant performances for small groups, sitting at an appropriate distance, will include Punch and Judy, a flea circus, music, comedy, circus skills and games such as...

How to prepare your living room for summer 2020

Authored by Sarah Parker

With all the pandemonium recently, we decided it would be good to look forward to the Summer when hopefully things will be a lot better in the country. Summer is one of the best times of the year and at the moment with holiday cancellations etc., people only have the Summer to look forward to. So today we’re going to discuss how to maximise your enjoyment of the sunshine from your living room...

Green is theme as Devon park celebrates new holiday year

Authored by Mary

Songs, dance and music helped Ladram Bay Holiday Park raise the curtains this March on its 77th year of providing quality family holidays by the sea.

Employees at the Budleigh Salterton park were given a sneak preview of the floor show lined up for this year by its in-house entertainment team.

The occasion was the park's annual conference which traditionally takes place in...

Watch films under the stars at Plymouth Arts Centre’s unique Open Air Cinema by the sea

Authored by Sarah Parker

Plymouth Arts Centre has announced the films that will be shown this summer, at the spectacular waterside venues of Tinside Lido, Mount Edgcumbe and Royal William Yard. Plymouth Arts Centre has been taking its cinema on tour each summer for a sell-out series of events since 2012.

The programme has expanded due to popular demand, with two weekends at Tinside Lido. The 1935 Art Deco Lido...

UB40 star Robin Campbell looks forward to a return to Devon

Authored by Actuate Marketing

UB40 star Robin Campbell is ready to get the party started as the iconic reggae band head to Devon to perform live at Newton Abbot Racecourse’s Sounds of the Summer concert.

For the renowned guitarist it’s a welcome return to South Devon, where UB40 will head a sensational line-up that includes pop band All Saints, Fine Young Cannibals (FYC) and eighties rock/pop band China Crisis on...

UB40 to headline Sounds of the Summer at Newton Abbot Racecourse – Sunday 16 July

Reggae royalty UB40 will be headlining Sounds of the Summer at Newton Abbot Racecourse on Sunday 16 July. See Duncan Campbell, Robin Campbell, Norman Hassan, Brian Travers, Earl Falconer and James Brown perform some of their greatest hits live on the night. They will be also joined by some very special guests, to be announced soon. Enjoy a jam-packed evening filled with hit-after-hit of live music in the South Devon countryside. Tickets on sale now Early Bird Adult Admission (Available until 31 March): Buy today and save! Tickets just £27.75 inclusive of booking fees when booked before 31...

Touch rugby – give it a try!

Authored by Mary

Young people are getting a chance to play rugby with one of Plymouth Albion’s first team players this summer.

Plymouth City council are teaming up with the club, England Rugby and national sports charity StreetGames to run free coaching sessions, led by lock Dan Collier.

The touch rugby sessions are for young people aged 11 to 25 and are being held at local Doorstep Sports Club...

Warning to drivers as police launch summer drink drive campaign

Authored by News Desk

Devon and Cornwall Police today launched their summer drink drive campaign.

Drivers are being reminded that the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can be devastating.

Throughout the month-long operation, drivers can expect to be tested if they are involved in a collision or if stopped for an offence. Routine stop checks will also result in drivers...

80's Gold - live at Newton Abbot Racecourse

Newton Abbot Racecourse plays host on Sunday 14 August 2016 to a star studded array of pop’s best loved names from the 1980s.

Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet), ABC, Bananarama and Midge Ure (Ultravox) will be performing their greatest hits and more on stage; there will also be music from local bands so this will be an amazing night of music, fun and nostalgia.

Standard tickets: • Early Bird: From 1 December 2015 – 31 March 2016*: Adult £22.50 and child under 16 £10 (ID) ** • Full Ticket Price: From 1 April – 14 August 2016: Adult £25 and child under 16 £10 (ID) **

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Creative fun at Museum this summer

Authored by Sarah Parker

There’s a packed programme of summer fun on offer at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery this August, with plenty of activities to keep the kids busy during the school break.

Drop-in art and craft sessions are running every Wednesday throughout the month, from 10.30am to 1pm (last entries at 12.30pm).

The drop-ins will be inspired by Sir Joshua Reynolds (5 August), the ‘...

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