Days to start of CredFest 1–23 June 2017

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Next CredFest meeting – Wed 20 March 7–8pm in The Meadow Suite (next to Lords Meadow Leisure Centre)

Top of the agenda will be Picnic In The Park, our get together for neighbours that will kick off the festival on Sunday 2nd June in Newcombes Meadow. If you are the representative of a group, an individual with an idea, or someone who is just curious, please come along to the meeting to share your thoughts on how we can make this a really memorable event for our community.

As with all CredFest meetings everyone is welcome. There will be time to talk about your own events, ask questions, share ideas and do all those other meeting-y things that we do in meetings. (We might have to talk a bit about risk assessments too… but don’t let that put you off!)

EVENTS – so far!

Artists' Town Trail and Open Studios—Sat 1–Sat 16 June

In 39 shops and businesses throughout Crediton 

The Town Trail will be running for two weeks and 39 businesses will be hosting and displaying the work of one artist. During the same time period over 40 artists will be opening their studios to the public to visit and see a wide range of creative art works.
The brochure for this event has a map showing each business taking part along the High St and Town Square, where to find each Open Studio, a picture of the artist’s work and details on each artist taking part.  And the best thing is it’s all free.
Pick up a Brochure from participating businesses, Crediton Arts Centre or any other of the normal outlets for community events.

FREE

 

 

Clothes Swap—Sat 1 June, 10am–12.30

Sustainable Crediton 

Congregational Church

Clothes swap for men’s, women’s and children’s clothes, shoes, handbags and jewellery Entry payable on the door

Picnic in the Park—Sun 2 June, 12 noon–2pm

Community get together to kick of CredFest 2019

Newcombes Meadow
Our version of Eden Project’s The Big Lunch – the UK’s annual get together for neighbours. Every year in June since the idea began in 2009, millions of people stop what they’re doing and get together with neighbours in a nationwide act of community and friendship. 
So grab your rugs, deckchairs and picnic baskets full of goodies and head down to Newcombes Meadow to join in the fun! More details to follow!

Loads to see and do, including:

Crediton Beeline Project, SusCred’s pollinator project to create habitats for bees and other pollinators. Find out how you can get involved in practical action we can take to support these critically important and wonderful insects.

Free

Causeway Coffee Morning—Wed 5, Wed 12 and Wed 19 June, 10am–12 noon

Time to socialise 

Crediton Congregational Church

Causeway coffee mornings run every Wednesday at Crediton Congregational Church and are open to everyone and especially to adults who have a learning disability, their carers and friends. It is a safe, relaxed setting with refreshments, time to socialise and have fun, to play games, do craft, and dance!

Free

Crediton Congregational Church Office: 01363 772577; churchofficeccc@gmail.com;  www.creditoncongregational.org

Theatre in the Living Room—Wed 5, Thu 6, Wed 12, Thur 13 June, 8.15pm

Title and Deed by Will Eno

Redlands, 16 George Hill, Crediton EX17 2DT (no parking available)

The premier of a new “living room” show will happen in Crediton, in a living room. Come and witness “a powerful and intimate theatrical event”.

An unnamed Man arrives and immediately engages his captive audience by speaking directly to us, in what sounds like our own language. But his first words — “I’m not from here. I guess I never will be” — make it clear that he’s a stranger, a traveller. Not one of us. If you want to see what Beckett or Pinter might be writing in the present day, then this show will satisfy you like no other. A hauntingly funny monologue for anyone who has sat among friends at home and thought: “I’m not from here.” And that’s probably every single one of us. Suitable for 14+ year olds.

titleanddeeddude@gmail.com

Tickets: £10 must be booked in advance, no admission on the door

Badminton Taster Sessions—Wed 5, Wed 12, Wed 19 June, 8pm–10pm

Queens Badminton Club 

Lord’s Meadow Leisure Centre

We’re inviting anyone aged 16+ to come along to any or all of these free taster sessions and have a go at this fantastic sport. Whether you’re a complete beginner or have played before then this is for you so come along and have a go! All equipment will be provided, just wear non-marking shoes and suitable clothing, and bring a drinks bottle.

 

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist—Thu 6 June, 7.30pm

Townsend Productions

Crediton Arts Centre

A One Man Magic Lantern show of the classic book by Robert Tressell

‘The man of many characters’, actor Neil Gore, presents an Edwardian Magic Show with Magic Lantern and projected animation; political conjuring tricks and live music and song, as we meet the famous characters from the book and follow the events that surround the painters and decorators who are charged with the renovation of a large town house for local Mayor Sweater.

Tickets £10 / £8
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Poetic Licence—Fri 7 June, 7pm doors, 8pm open mic

Poetry in the Pub

The Crediton Inn, Mill Street, Crediton, EX17 1EZ

An opportunity to share your own work or your favourite poems. Contact ysella1@gmail.com for

further details and to book your slot, or just come along on the night to listen.

Doors open at 7pm for real ales, home made food and music.

Parent and Child Badminton Taster Session—Sat 8 June, 8.30am–10am

Queens Badminton Club 

Lord’s Meadow Leisure Centre

We’re inviting any children to bring along a parent to have a go at badminton together, for FREE! All equipment will be provided, just wear non-marking shoes and suitable clothing, and bring a drinks bottle.

 

Life Circles National Training Day—Sat 8 June, 10.30am–4pm

Dance Activity Training

Moose Hall

An inspirational day for dance artists, activity co-ordinators and carers interested in developing engaging arts activities in care settings. Contact sue_way@btopenworld.com, 07817002665

Tickets: £40 (subsidised)

Dementia Friendly Service—Sun 9 June, 3pm

Time to socialise 

Crediton Congregational Church

A 45-min service of worship with well-known hymns and readings and prayers followed by a cream tea. All are welcome.

Free

Crediton Congregational Church Office: 01363 772577; churchofficeccc@gmail.com;  www.creditoncongregational.org

Heartsong Crediton—Sun 9 June, 7.30–9pm

Part of Overseas and over here

Crediton Congregational Church

SPECIAL HEARTSONG CREDITON event – in conjunction with the SCRATCH CHOIR for welcoming refugees in Crediton event ‘We have all come here on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now’ FUNKY and FUN! ‘When Death was Behind Me’ – poignant and powerful ‘Love is Everyone’ inclusive and anthemic! CANDLELIT, REFLECTIVE, ENERGISING AND NOURISHING

Tickets £7, concessions £5

Anyone and everyone welcome!

REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE Collection for Refugees Charity 

A bird's eye view of Raven Black—Fri 14 June, 6.30pm and 8.30pm

Music, songs and words 

Crediton Community Bookshop

Part of The Big Read series of events. A six-piece ensemble of musicians and actors will perform original music inspired by (and intertwined with words from) Anne Cleeves’ book “Raven Black” … the body of a young woman, a splash of red on the white snow, an unkindness of black ravens circling above.

Tickets: adult £5, child, £3, concessions £2

Histories of the Unexpected LIVE—Fri 14 June, 7.30pm

Crediton Arts Centre

From Sam Willis, presenter of the BBC’s The Silk Road and Invasion! and Professor James Daybell comes an exciting new history show that will change the way that you think about the past…and the present.

Based on their chart topping podcast, Histories of the Unexpected LIVE demonstrates how everything has a history, even the most unexpected of subjects, and how those subjects link together in unexpected ways.

What links together the Titanic, Pompeii, Neolithic cave painting, Victorian perfumes, electrical experiments on the human face, Charles I, Mary Queen of Scots, scalping, Elizabeth I, Nelson, Henry VIII, Proust, Hiroshima, the Duke of Wellington, slavery, scarification, Glaswegian gangs, Darwin, Shakespeare, mutiny, chimneys, a skull, a seventeenth century map of the world, shoes and gloves?

Tickets £10 / £8
Bar

Crediton Diversity Festival—Sat 15 June, 10am–3pm

Boniface Centre

A free celebration of Crediton and the area’s diverse community.

For details contact Alan Quick 07979 753571; alan.quick1@btopenworld.com

Supported by Crediton Town Council and Devon County Council

Love to Dance—Sat 15 June, 3–4pm

Share and Perform

Crediton Arts Centre

An opportunity to see the various Love to Dance Older People’s companies in action and find out how to get involved. LOVE TO DANCE is a unique community dance project that promotes the creativity and well-being of older people in the South West. Its Life Circles programme supports the health and creativity of older people through bespoke, movement-led arts activity in care settings. We use touch and sensory work with props and visual aids as powerful tools to allow people to use their imagination to remember and feel experiences and engage fully with life past and present. Contact sue_way@btopenworld.com, 07817002665 Tickets: £5, concessions £4

CREDSING 2019—Sat 15 June, 7pm–9.30pm

Regional community choir gathering

This regional community choirs gathering is a great chance to experience singing with approximately 250–300 singers. It brings together people to learn, by ear, a new song in harmony.

BIG SING teachers this year are: Sarah Pennington, Helen Yeomans, Emily Roblyn and Alison Whittall.

Choirs are also able to share songs in a vibrant concert. The emphasis of the evening is about enjoyment, celebrating our singing community in Devon and taking part in a really uplifting event.

Tickets £6 (as there are so many choirs as few as 10 tickets may be available): you dont have to be in a choir, just join in the BIG SING and then relax and enjoy the concert featuring:

Bow Community Choir, Copplestone Community Choir, Exwick Singers, Dartmoor Harmony, Exe Valley Voices and Sandford Sings, Ploughcappella and Heartsong, Silverton Community Choir, Crediton Singers, Village Voices, Global Harmony (Exeter), Spectrum (Exeter), Globe Singers(Chagford), Quay Note Singers and Plymouth Community Choir, Glorious Chorus (Totnes).

A collection will be taken on the night to be shared between CREDFEST, Crediton Congregational Church and, as it is
refugee week, Help Refugees.

More information from Alison Whittall 01363 774324

Ninebarrow and Glorious Chorus—Sun 16 June, 7.30pm

Double bill concert

Sun 16 June, 7.30pm, Crediton Congregational Church

Two of the region’s leading musical acts – BBC Radio 2-nominated folk duo Ninebarrow and acclaimed South Devon choir, Glorious Chorus led by award-winning songwriter Helen Yeomans. Glorious Chorus will be joining Ninebarrow on some of their songs. Expect a dazzling evening of music!

Tickets: £12, concessions £10

Taken to the Cleaners—Sun 16 June, 7.30pm

Comedy SuitsComedy Suits Taken to the Cleaners

The Three Little Pigs

Taken To The Cleaners is, astonishingly, the seventh Comedy Suits Credfest show, and the old firm of, Pat Laver, Jez Taylor, Richard Ward, Charlie Werner, Stu Wight and Julian Wild are delighted to welcome Janet Smith and Kate Arkwright-Gigg on board. Once again individual stand-up sets from all concerned will mingle with sketches old and new, and music and song (featuring a variety of instruments). The whole kerboodle will be steered by M.C. Richard Ward.

There will be both adult and childish humour and those who’ve been to previous shows will know just what to expect – of course, those who haven’t won’t.

They’re not washed-up yet.

Tickets: £6

 

CODS—The Men Who Marched Away—Tue 18, Wed 19, Thu 20, Fri 21 June

Crediton Parish Church

The story of the First World War in words and song as seen through the eyes of those living in Crediton at the time.

Tickets: £10 adults, £5 child, £8 concessions—from Crediton Box Office and Olivia James

With thanks to Crediton Care Services, Crediton Town Council, Devon County Council and Charlesworth Nicholl.

Overseas and over here—Wed 19 June, 7.30-9pm

The refugee experience 

Crediton Congregational Church

Illustrated presentations from people who have worked with refugees overseas and in this country. Also information about the work of Welcoming Refugees in Crediton and a Scratch choir performance (for information on the choir call Alison Whittall 01363 774324).

There will be a collection in aid of work with refugees overseas and in the UK.

We acknowledge the support of the Festival Committee who have waived the fee for this event and also the Congregational Church who are not charging for the use of their church.

 

Scratch Choir—rehearsals Sun 5 May, Sun 2 June, 7.30–8.30pm; performance 19 June, 7.30pm

Part of Overseas and over here 

All singers warmly welcome, led by Alison Whittall. FREE to join the choir and EASY (mp3’s available of parts) SONGS ‘We have all come here on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now’ FUNKY and FUN! ‘When Death was Behind Me’ – poignant and powerful. ‘Love is Everyone’ inclusive and anthemic! 2 free REHEARSALS Sunday May 5th and Sunday June 2nd 7.30 – 8.30pm at Crediton Congregational Church.

(Extra rehearsal in HEARTSONG CREDITON June 9th, 7.30 – 9pm CCC)

PERFORMANCE on 19th June at Welcoming Refugees in Crediton event, 7.30pm Crediton Congregational Church

More information from Alison Whittall 01363 774324

Causeway Life Group—Thur 20 June, 6.30pm–7.30pm

Time to socialise 

Crediton Congregational Church

A space for friendship and worship for adults (children welcome too!) with learning disabilities and their carers. We will choose songs and a Bible story together and create a craft in response to what we’ve experienced. Wheelchair accessible.

Free

Crediton Congregational Church Office: 01363 772577; churchofficeccc@gmail.com;  www.creditoncongregational.org

Moon Jazz and Blues Club—Thu 20 June, doors 7.30pm for 8–11pm

A social music night 

Buccaneers

Live music for audience and a place to converse and mix socially. Musician participation (young and older) in the form of calling a tune with the Moon Jazz House Band. Cabaret style seating, candle lit tables, dance space and bar.

Tickets on the door: adults £4.50; 18s and under(jammers/audience) free; concs £3 unemployed/students; jammers £3

 

Taken to the Cleaners—Fri 21 June, 8pm

Comedy SuitsComedy Suits Taken to the Cleaners

Crediton Arts Centre

Taken To The Cleaners is, astonishingly, the seventh Comedy Suits Credfest show, and the old firm of, Pat Laver, Jez Taylor, Richard Ward, Charlie Werner, Stu Wight and Julian Wild are delighted to welcome Janet Smith and Kate Arkwright-Gigg on board. Once again individual stand-up sets from all concerned will mingle with sketches old and new, and music and song (featuring a variety of instruments). The whole kerboodle will be steered by M.C. Richard Ward.

There will be both adult and childish humour and those who’ve been to previous shows will know just what to expect – of course, those who haven’t won’t.

They’re not washed-up yet.

Tickets £6
Bar

Busk It!—Sat 22 June, 10am–1pm

Crediton Arts Centre’s popular busking fest returns to shops, cafés and alleyways in the High Street and Town Square.

Twenty different artists playing everything from folk and pop to jazz and experimental music, all for free! The regular spots will be followed by a gathering of musicians in the Square to share their music with each other and anyone else who wants to listen.

Family Fun Day—Sat 22 June, 11am–3pm

Family Event 

Newcombes Meadow Park

A great event for all the family – come along to enjoy a Bouncy Castle, Inflatable Obstacle Course, BBQ, Facepainting, Music, Scalextric, a Fire Engine, lots of games and much more.  All provided by the churches in Crediton for FREE!

Crediton Congregational Church Office: 01363 772577; churchofficeccc@gmail.com;  www.creditoncongregational.org

Thanks very much to the following for their support: Tesco, Hedgerow Print, The Turning Tides Project

 

New Oxford Consort—Sat 23 June, 3pm

St Boniface Concert Society 

Crediton Parish Church

An afternoon sung concert by a vocal sextet of elite young singers whose repertoire ranges from Renaissance to close harmony and jazz.

Tickets: £14, children free from www.bonifaceconcerts.co.uk/contact and AE Lee, 01363 775170

01363 84622

Sponsored by Crediton Town Council

photo: Joseph Ree

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