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Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Buckfastleigh - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Buckfastleigh to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Buckfastleigh

02
FEB
Finding Meaning in a Machine-Led World
Elmhirst Programme at Dartington Hall

Finding Meaning in a Machine‐Led WorldMonday 2 February 2015 to Friday 6 February 2015With Iain McGilchrist and guest contribution from Rupert SheldrakeHow is it that the more able man becomes to manipulate the world to his advantage the less he can…

Location: 4.7 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: +44(0)1803 865934
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02
FEB
Restoring Our Soil
Schumacher College

Restoring Our SoilCourse dates: Monday 2 February 2015 to Friday 6 February 2015With Craig Sams Rebecca Hosking Satish Kumar and Debra SolomonSoils are the foundation for terrestrial life. As well as hosting much of the worlds biodiversity soils are integral to ecosystem…

Location: 4.7 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: +44(0)1803 865934
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04
FEB
FREE taster session at the Newton Abbot Rock Choir
Large Hall

The Newton Abbot Rock Choir is led by vocal teacher Eleanor Williams. We are the local community choir with the national reputation ‐ join the Newton Abbot Rock Choir and experience the singing phenomenon that Will Smith described as Fantastic. Whilst retaining…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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06
FEB
Les Miserables global internet film series - CREW
The Vigilance

OPEN CREW MEETING FOR ANYONE WISHING TO BECOME INVOLVED AS TECHNICAL BEHIND THE SCENES CREW FOR LES MISERABLES: THE INTERNET FILM SERIES Brixham Devon.We are looking forDOP sCameraperson peoplesound person peopleeditor sMakeup artist MUA sContinuity supervisor sLighting person…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 07855 090589
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08
FEB
Open auditions: The Survivors of the Titanic
Chestnut Community Centre

Survivors of the Titanicstage showIn 1912 many survivors from the Titanic disaster were brought to Plymouth. This drama written directly from historical sources will be performed in Torbay and possibly Plymouth.In answer to a commonly asked question this has nothing to do…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07855 090589
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08
FEB
Waterloo - The Best of Abba Tribute Show
Princess Theatre Torquay

SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTSWATERLOOTHE BEST OF ABBA TRIBUTE SHOWIntroducing Waterloo ‐ The Best of Abba Tribute show presented by Sweeney Entertainments and Produced and Directed by James Baker. This brand new show celebrates the music of one of the …

Location: 11.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 0844871 3023 
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09
FEB
For Love of the World - Towards a Tao of Politics?
The Elmhirst Centre

For Love of the World ‐ Towards a Tao of PoliticsMonday 9 February 2015 to Friday 13 February 2015With Patricia Shaw and Shantena Sabbadini and guest contribution from Minni Jain & Eduardo RombauerWe will also be joined by members of the Community…

Location: 4.7 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: Tel:+44(0)1803 865934
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10
FEB
Starlight
Babbacombe Theatre

The all new show for 2015 will assuredly add some sparkle to a production that promises to glisten from start to finish. It saddens us to have to tell you that the nursery rhyme Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is a myth. Stars…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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02
MAR
Dying To Be Me – Living a More Authentic Life
The Elmhirst Centre

Dying To Be Me Living a More Authentic LifeMonday 2 March 2015 to Friday 6 March 2015With Anita MoorjaniJoin Anita Moorjani for this life‐changing week that will radically alter your current beliefs about yourself your purpose on earth your health your…

Location: 4.7 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: +44(0)1803 865934
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23
MAR
Mindful Baking, Mindful Food
The Elmhirst Centre

Mindful Baking Mindful Food ‐ Health Practice Philosophy and PoliticsMonday 23 March 2015 to Friday 27 March 2015With Andrew Whitley Julia Ponsonby and Sister JewelThe practice of mindfulness is one that has spread across Europe and America in recent years partly through…

Location: 4.7 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: +44(0)1803 865934
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04
APR
MAXIMUM 1D (One Direction Tribute)
Babbacombe Theatre

Prepare yourselves for the Maximum 1D experience Simply one of the best Tribute Acts to the biggest group on the planet right now. Liam Henry Connor Daniel and Vince are not only great individual lookalikes to the real One Direction boys but…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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04
APR
Maximum Robbie Williams & The Ultimate Bublé
Babbacombe Theatre

This show features probably two of the very best Tributes in Europe and is certainly one not to be missed. Any fans of Swing Music or music in general will enjoy a fun‐filled night of Tribute entertainment with a healthy dose of…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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05
APR
The Country Superstars
Babbacombe Theatre

Back by popular demand this show is hosted by Sarah Jayne who has been performing as Dolly Parton for over 22 years and is Europes Leading Tribute to the Queen of Country. Sarah Jayne and Award Winning Vocal Impersonator Andy Crust take…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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09
APR
Treasure Island
Babbacombe Theatre

Gary Starr Productions proudly presents Treasure Island a brand new musical extravaganza thats fun for the whole family. Adapted from the classic story of Robert Louis Stevenson this tale of danger and excitement sees young Jim Hawkins take up an epic race…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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02
MAY
BANFF Mountain Film Festival
Babbacombe Theatre

From the worlds most prestigious mountain film festival comes an evening of extraordinary short films. Follow the expeditions of some of todays most incredible adventurers see incredible footage of adrenaline packed action sports and be inspired by thought‐provoking pieces shot from the…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01803 328385
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09
MAY
Jukebox & Bobby Sox
Babbacombe Theatre

Now in its 3rd year Jukebox & Bobby Sox is a 50s60s stage show that soon gets audiences rockin clappin and dancing in the aisles a high energy show that celebrates the songs of the most influential decades in the history…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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09
MAY
Al Stewart
Princess Theatre Torquay

Al Stewart at Princess Theatre Torquay in Torquay on Saturday 09 May 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Al Stewart live in the…

Location: 11.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
MAY
TIM VINE - Tim Timinee Tim Timinee Tim Tim To You
Babbacombe Theatre

THIS SHOW HAS NOW SOLD OUTFirst stand‐up tour in 4 years the punslinger returns with lots of new jokes silly songs and twitchy dancing. Joke joke joke. Prop prop prop. Song song song. Sorry the laptops jammed.Its time to put the satire…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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15
MAY
Tim Vine
Babbacombe Theatre

Tim Vine is an English actor writer and comedian. Famed for his quick‐fire wit and stand‐up routine his puns and his one‐liners Vine also held the 2004 world record for the most jokes told in…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

22
MAY
Ray Quinn in Concert
Babbacombe Theatre

Ray Quinn is a British singersongwriter and occasional actor known for wowing the public with his boundless talent for singing dancing acting and pretty much everything in between.He began starring in Brookside the infamous British soap based in Liverpool. Ray famously went…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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05
JUN
Toyah - Up Close & Personal
Babbacombe Theatre

Enjoy household name pop icon TV presenter and stage and screen actress Calamity Jane Cabaret Peter Pan Jubilee Quadophenia Toyah performing an intimate acoustic show featuring two guitarists Chris Wong and Colin Hinds. This is a unique chance to experience Toyah up…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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19
JUN
Boogaloo Blues Weekend
Toorak Hotel

We are delighted to announce a new venue for a Boogaloo Blues Weekend for 19th 22nd June 2015at The Toorak in Torquay.We road‐tested' the Hotel for three days and found it to be a delightful hotel close to the sea with…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01252 793430
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19
JUN
Mediumship with TV Psychic Tony Stockwell
Babbacombe Theatre

The popular star of TV's Street Psychic Psychic Private Eyes and Psychic Academy Tony Stockwell demonstrates his belief that those who have passed can communicate with their loved ones all delivered with emotion sensitivity and empathy. We hope that nobody can fail…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 01803 328385
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20
JUN
Joe McElderry - The Evolution Tour 2015
Babbacombe Theatre

X‐FACTOR winner Joe McElderry is hitting the road with a brand new show after the sell‐out success of last years nationwide tour.The Evolution Tour showcases Joes renowned versatility which has won him a unique fan base.But it is Joes sheer energy and…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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28
JUN
Jimmy Cricket - Great Value for a Tenner Show
Babbacombe Theatre

The ever popular Irish Comedian Jimmy Cricket is returning to Babbacombe Theatre this June. Jimmy will arrive equipped with one‐liners galore a sprinkling of visual comedy and yes that ever present letter from his mammyOn offer is a comedy master class delivered…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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10
JUL
The Neil Diamond Story
Babbacombe Theatre

Musician and singer Bob Drury is to appear with his acclaimed one‐man show The Neil Diamond Story. In what has been described as more than just tribute show Bob will trace the astonishing career of the legendary Neil Diamond from his early…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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17
JUL
On Tour With Elvis
Babbacombe Theatre

FROM VIVA LAS VEGAS TO MEMPHIS TENNESSEE The Songs The Sounds The Costumes ... The Complete Elvis Show as performed at Londons O2 the Las Vegas Elvis Icon Award Winning On Tour with Elvis Show starring Michael King returns to the venue…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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24
JUL
The Barron Knights
Babbacombe Theatre

Probably the most entertaining group to come out of the 60s and 70s. Their musicianship their harmonies and of course their humour makes them what their peers call them The Guvnors. They are supremely talented a showbiz phenomenon and the…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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25
JUL
Los Endos
Babbacombe Theatre

Dont miss this opportunity to see and hear all the drama and excitement of a Genesis gig from the 70s and 80s.It is easy to visualise murderous goings‐on on croquet lawns unrequited love and Rael expressing his desires and dreams in a…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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08
AUG
JACKSON Live In Concert
Babbacombe Theatre

Jackson Live in Concert sees long‐time fan and hugely talented Ben recreate the Michael Jackson experience with his stunning rendition of all his favourite songs.Bens portrayal of Michael Jackson in his prime has to be the most vocally and visually accurate tribute…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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Tourist Attractions


South Devon Railway

The South Devon Railway is one of Devons and the West Countrys best loved tourist attractions and is the longest established steam railway in the south west.The South Devon Railway, or SDR, is a seven mile former Great Western Railway branch line, built in 1872, which runs along…

Becky Falls

No visit to Devon would be complete without a day at Dartmoors famous Becky Falls, where there really is something for everyone to enjoy. Set within a spectacular ancient valley, the Falls have been attracting visitors for over 100 years and today offers a fantastic, value‐packed day out…

Beckywell Falls Woodland Park

High on Dartmoor Becky Falls Woodland Park, with its huge oak canopy, rugged landscape, massive granite boulders and waterfalls, provides some of the most scenic and enjoyable walks in the south west as well as loads of fun for all the family throughout the seasons. Open from…

Buckfast Abbey

Buckfast Abbey is home to a Roman Catholic community of Benedictine monks.The Abbey Church is at the centre of the monastic life of the Benedictine monks at Buckfast, since it is there that the Monastic Community gathers to pray and celebrate the sacraments.12th century Cistercian architecture has a…

Buckfast Butterfly Farm

The Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary is situated just outside the southern border of Dartmoor National Park between Exeter and Plymouth and is easily reached just off the A38 Devon Expressway at the Dart Bridge junction. There are large brown tourist signs guiding visitors from the junction to…

Compton Castle

Built between the 14th and 16th centuries, the castle has been home to the Gilbert family for most of the last 600 years. Sir Humphrey Gilbert 1539&8211;1583 was coloniser of Newfoundland and half‐brother to Sir Walter Raleigh.Compton Castle is occupied and administered by Mr & Mrs G E…

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