Events within asterisks arrived after the brochure went to print or have since been amended!

CredFest Grand Opening: Saturday 3 June, 3pm

From Newcombes Meadow to Town Square

Celebrate the start of CredFest 2017 with a procession from Newcombes Meadow to Town Square, flags a-waving!

 

Crediton Parish Church Exhibition with Flowers: Saturday 3–Thursday 8 June

Crediton Parish Church

Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 10.30am to 7pm; Sunday 11am to 6pm; Thurs 10.30am to 5pm

What’s the point … an exhibition with flowers, art, evening concerts and Songs of Praise

Free admission – Free parking – Refreshments – Disabled access

More information from www.creditonparishchurch.org.uk

 

Crediton Museum: Saturday 3 June

Crediton Museum
Research Centre: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10.00am–1.00pm.
Exhibitions, Easter to October: 10.00am–4.00pm Wednesday to Friday and 10.00am–1pm on Saturday, with additional opening hours 2.00pm–4.00pm on each Saturday during CredFest 2017.

Down on the Farm: A display of rural crafts

Free admission

More information from www.creditonhistory.org.uk

 

 

Swimming Gala: Saturday 3 June, 12 noon–4.00pm

At the Lords Meadow Leisure Centre

 

Silent Disco: Saturday 3 June, 4.30pm–6.00pm (pre-teens), 7.30pm–late (teens/adults)

Town Square

4.30–6pm (pre teens), 7.30pm–late (teens and adults)

With three different music streams to tune into on your personal headset, the Silent Disco is the latest club craze. Whether you are into R&B, Trance, Ska, Grunge, Grime, Reggae, Soul or if you are a Funking Disco Diva, get your headsets on ‘cos it’s time to hit the dance floor and sing like no one can hear you (because they really can’t!!). Requests will be taken!

Tickets:  4.30 session: £3.50; evening: £6.50

NB: To access your headset at the event you will need to bring a £10 deposit – fully refundable on the return of the headset.

Walking Tour of Kirton History: Monday 5 June, 10 am–11.30 am and 2pm–3.30 pm

Meeting at Crediton Library
History on the Move
A walking tour of Kirton history, exploring the East Town and the Parish Church. The tour is presented by Leslie Moss (History on the Move for U3A Exeter, Cathedral of Exeter Guide and Red Coat Guide)

Free admission

More information from Crediton Library 01363 772578

 

 

 

Witch, a play from Circle of Spears: Wednesday 7 June, 11.00am and 7.30pm


East Town Café, East Street, Crediton, EX17 3AZ

East Town Café becomes the pop-up East Town Theatre (probably Devon’s smallest theatre).

Its first play is WITCH from in-house professional theatre company Circle of Spears.

WITCH is an acclaimed original historical drama written by Tracey Norman, which has toured the South West. It is based on actual witch trial transcripts and follows a herbalist/healer who must defend herself before her accuser and the local magistrate. The magistrate must then decide whether she should be committed for trial.

The show lasts for 50 minutes and is followed by a Q&A session with the writer and cast. It is suitable for ages 12+.

Performances:  Wednesday 7 June, 11.00am and 7.30pm
Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June, 7.30pm
Wednesday 14 June, 11.00am and 7.30pm

All tickets £7.50 (this is a special, lower price for Credfest as our tickets are generally £10.00) available in advance from  www.circleofspears.com/store; in person from East Town Café, or on the door if there are still seats available. Pre-booking preferred and advisable due to limited seating.

Hopping Mad, a musical by CYT: Thursday 8–Saturday 10 June, 7.30pm

Newcombes Meadow, Crediton
Thursday June 8th 7.30pm, Friday June 9th 7.30pm, Saturday June 10th 7.30pm

Hopping Mad is a period musical set in the hop fields of Kent. It is exciting, moving and funny with a series of show-stopping tunes and addresses timely questions of intolerance, community and family.

The story: in 1932, a group of hop pickers from London descend on the village of Claygate for their annual working holiday, along with a band of gypsies and the Salvation Army. Soon, love blossoms, secrets are revealed and tensions buld to a dramatic climax, as we discover what really happened last year

This will be CYT’s 18th production in Crediton and will feature a cast of talented young people and adults, following in the tradition of the hugely successful Operation Belinda at the last Festival. Don’t miss this treat for old and young alike!

Tickets online or from Festival booking office: Adults £8, Child £5

Huge thanks to our sponsors: Veitch Penny; Crediton Town Council; Devon County Council; Lord and Lady Amory Trust; Costa Coffee

 

www.credyt.co.uk

*Crediton Photography Club Exhibition: Cancelled*

Apologies, but Crediton Photography Club will no longer be mounting Inspiration Crediton

Life Circles Session: Friday 9 June 2pm

Kenwyn Care Home, Albert Rd, Crediton EX17 2BZ

A dance drama and movement session for older people living in care settings. Contact Sue if you would like to be watch this session with a view to delivering high quality activities sessions in care settings.

Sue Way 07817002665 or sue_way@btopenworld.com

Six-a-Side Football Tournament: Saturday 10–Sunday 11 June

Lords Meadow Sports Pitches

Saturday 10th – Under 7,9,11,13,15 & Under 12 Girls competition

Sunday 11th June – Under 8,10,12,14,16 & Under 10 & 14 Girls competition

For more information contact Martin Daniel on 07527 859506 or email mango68@gmail.com

Sponsored by

CredFest Artist Trail: Saturday 10–Saturday 17 June; Exhibition and Sale: Sat 17–Sun 18 June

High Street and Town Square

Over 40 local businesses and artists have collaborated to showcase the work of our artists in their premises throughout the High Street and Town Square. Print off a map and follow the trail by downloading a PDF.

Boniface Centre and Crediton Arts Centre

The week ends with a large exhibition of the artists’ work, including a table top sale of work in the Boniface Centre. The Crediton Arts Centre will also be exhibiting work produced by locals who attend the Centre’s classes.

See the work then make your choice and vote for Credfest Artist 2017

Crediton Museum: Saturday 10 June

Crediton Museum
Research Centre: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10.00am–1.00pm.
Exhibitions, Easter to October: 10.00am–4.00pm Wednesday to Friday and 10.00am–1pm on Saturday, with additional opening hours 2.00pm–4.00pm on each Saturday during CredFest 2017.

Down on the Farm: A display of rural crafts

Free admission

More information from www.creditonhistory.org.uk

Intergenerational Dance Taster Day: Saturday 10 June, 10.00am–5.00pm

The Moose Hall, Bowden Hill, Crediton Ex173EJ

Come and meet your local teachers and try a new dance style.

10.00-10.45   Early Years Dance sessions for parents and under 5’s
11.00 -11.45   Creative Contemporary Dance 7-11 years
12.00- 12.45     Choreography Class 12+ years
1.00 -1.45         Tap Dance beginners class 12+
2.00-2.45         Ballet beginners class 12+
3.00-3.45         Ballet for Children 6-11 yrs
4.00-4.45         Lindy Hop -12+

Adults £6 per session, children £4 per session from Sue Way 07817002665 or sue_way@btopenworld.com

www.moosehall.co.uk

*World Wide Knit In Public: Saturday 10 June, 10.00am–12 noon*

Bring your needles and wool and knit an 8” square, or just turn up and try knitting for the first time!

We aim to use the squares to make a blanket that will be donated to a charity.

Everyone welcome !

Witch, a play from Circle of Spears: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June, 7.30pm


East Town Café, East Street, Crediton, EX17 3AZ

East Town Café becomes the pop-up East Town Theatre (probably Devon’s smallest theatre).

Its first play is WITCH from in-house professional theatre company Circle of Spears.

WITCH is an acclaimed original historical drama written by Tracey Norman, which has toured the South West. It is based on actual witch trial transcripts and follows a herbalist/healer who must defend herself before her accuser and the local magistrate. The magistrate must then decide whether she should be committed for trial.

The show lasts for 50 minutes and is followed by a Q&A session with the writer and cast. It is suitable for ages 12+.

Performances:  Wednesday 7 June, 11.00am and 7.30pm
Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June, 7.30pm
Wednesday 14 June, 11.00am and 7.30pm

All tickets £7.50 (this is a special, lower price for Credfest as our tickets are generally £10.00) available in advance from  www.circleofspears.com/store; in person from East Town Café, or on the door if there are still seats available. Pre-booking preferred and advisable due to limited seating.

Yoga Sunday: Sunday 11 June 10.45am–12.45

The Moose Hall, Bowden Hill, Crediton Ex173EJ

Morning Yoga session with postures to improve strength and flexibility, breathing exercises , meditation and relaxation.

Tutor Sue Way – trained with the British Wheel of Yoga

Adults £15 from Sue Way 07817002665 or sue_way@btopenworld.com

www.moosehall.co.uk

 

Crazy Bowls in The Square: Sunday 11 June, all day

Crediton Town Square
Crazy Bowls involves rolling a golf ball into 9 holes round a special fun course, scoring points along the way. Scores will be collected during the morning, and a winner will be notified at the end of the day. Each round will cost £1.00 for the first time, and 50p for each subsequent round. This is a fun game, which all members of the family can play. There will also be a team prize!

Crazy Bowls is presented in aid of Age Concern Crediton, and every penny earned will be spent in giving care, support, and a better quality of life to the elderly of the Town.

Bev Whaley, Centre Manager at Age Concern Crediton playing one of the ‘Holes’ in Age Concern Crediton’s Crazy Bowls competition.

CredSing 2017: Sunday 11 June, 7.00pm–9.30pm

Congregational Church

This local/regional Choirs community gathering is a great chance to experience singing with approximately 200 singers. It brings together people to learn, by ear, new songs in harmony, taught by Alison Whittall, supported by Alise Ojay and Helen Yeomans!
It enables local/regional choirs to share their songs in a vibrant concert (including stunning ‘Glorious Chorus’ and the New Crediton Community Choir). 
The emphasis of the evening is about enjoyment, celebrating our singing community, taking part in a really uplifting event.

Tickets online or from Festival booking office: £5 to include the BIG SING, 1 interval and concert (ticket numbers will be limited so book early). 

All are welcome – you don’t have to be in a choir!  you can join in the BIG SING and then sit back and relax and enjoy the concert featuring….
 
Bow Community Choir  
Copplestone Community Choir
Exwick Singers 
Quay Note Singers  – Topsham 
Exe Valley Voices and Sandford Sings 
Ploughcappella – North Devon 
Crediton Community Choir 
Glorious Chorus  – Totnes 
Further information from alising@btopenworld.com

 

Witch, a play from Circle of Spears: Wednesday 14 June, 11.00am and 7.30pm


East Town Café, East Street, Crediton, EX17 3AZ

East Town Café becomes the pop-up East Town Theatre (probably Devon’s smallest theatre).

Its first play is WITCH from in-house professional theatre company Circle of Spears.

WITCH is an acclaimed original historical drama written by Tracey Norman, which has toured the South West. It is based on actual witch trial transcripts and follows a herbalist/healer who must defend herself before her accuser and the local magistrate. The magistrate must then decide whether she should be committed for trial.

The show lasts for 50 minutes and is followed by a Q&A session with the writer and cast. It is suitable for ages 12+.

Performances:  Wednesday 7 June, 11.00am and 7.30pm
Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June, 7.30pm
Wednesday 14 June, 11.00am and 7.30pm

All tickets £7.50 (this is a special, lower price for Credfest as our tickets are generally £10.00) available in advance from  www.circleofspears.com/store; in person from East Town Café, or on the door if there are still seats available. Pre-booking preferred and advisable due to limited seating.

Badminton, Free Open Adult Session: Wednesday 14 June, 8.00pm–10.00pm

Lords Meadow Leisure Centre, Badminton Club

An opportunity for anyone 16+ to come along to our club and have a go at badminton (all abilities welcome).  Also a great opportunity to meet new people, and all for FREE!

The Royal Clarence Fire and Exeter's Ancient Buildings: Thursday 15 June, 7.00pm

Crediton Community Bookshop

One consequence of Exeter’s recent fire in Cathedral Close has been a resurgence of public interest in our ancient buildings. Dr Gray will discuss that event and then outline the current plans to bring into the public domain the research already undertaken by a wide range of individuals and to develop new lines of enquiry.

Dr Gray is a Research Fellow at Exeter University and the author of more than 40 books on Devon’s history.

Tickets free but bookable from the Bookshop, 21 High Street, Crediton. EX17 3AH  shop@creditoncommunitybookshop.co.uk  Tel: 01363 774740

With thanks to the Mint Press for supporting this event

Kammerphilharmonie Europa: Thursday 15 June, 7.30pm

Crediton Parish Church

The St Boniface Concert Society present a return visit from this small orchestra. They play music to include Vivaldi, Albinoni (solo trumpet) and orchestra, Grieg’s Holberg Suite.

Adult tickets £14; under-16 free (buy from AE Lee on the high Street or online from www.bonifaceconcerts.co.uk

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*The Vagina Monologues, CODS: Thursday 15 and Friday 16 June, 7.30pm*

Crediton Arts Centre, East Street

Eve Ensler’s award-winning tour of a forbidden zone.

The Vagina Monologues introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape and a feminist happy to have found a man who likes to look at it.

This show contains adult material and is not suitable for anyone under 16.

Tickets: £8 (online or from Crediton Community Bookshop)

 

 

The Blow-Up: Thursday 15 June, 7.30pm

The Moon Jazz and Blues Club

The Blow-Up play a distinctive, dynamic brand of cinematic jazz groove, drawing on a rich pool of 60s and 70s soundtrack tunes – Get Carter, Alfie, Bond, Black Orpheus, Bullitt, Midnight Cowboy and more. Stylish and accessible, the band features Tom Unwin on piano, Stig Olson on saxes and bass clarinet, and are completed by the fluid twin rhythms of the multi-talented Marcus Vergette on double bass and Ric Byer on drums.

The Blow are hosting the evening, which is an opportunity for young and older jammers to call a tune with these seasoned, friendly and all-encouraging musicians.

7.30pm Young Jammers Session

8.15pm a set from The Blow Up

9.45pm Older Jammers Session

£4 for audience, £3 for older jammers,

Under 18’s free (young jammers or audience)

 

Landscore Sustainability Showcase: Friday 16 June

Landscore School

An opportunity to see (and hear!) how pupils at Landscore are looking after the environment. There will be a tour of the school focusing on their green projects, followed by a short presentation by some of the children involved. The event will finish with a musical performance by the school choir.

FREE

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Screen on the Green - Mamma Mia: Friday 16 June, 8.30pm for 9pm

Newcombes Meadow

Fabulous FREE open air cinema in Newcombes Meadow.

Voulez-vous come along to the fabulous FREE open air cinema screening of Mamma Mia!? Set in the hot sunshine of a Greek island this is a feel-good lm jam packed with classic Abba numbers where singing along is The Name Of The Game. When All Is Said And Done are you going to be a Super Trouper and join the fun? Go on, Take A Chance on Me!

This event is FREE but blankets and cushions will be available to hire for a small fee.

FREE PARKING in St Saviour’s Way Car Park all day on Saturday 17 June
Thank you Mid Devon District Council for your support of the Festival

Crediton Food and Drink Festival: Saturday 17–Sunday 18 June

Town Square, Crediton

Saturday 10.00am-3.00pm market and food stalls and entertainment

Saturday 8.00pm-11.00pm music and food

Sunday 12 noon–3.00pm Big Sunday Lunch

FREE

Crediton Food and Drink Festival 2014

Crediton Museum: Saturday 17 June

Crediton Museum
Research Centre: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10.00am–1.00pm.
Exhibitions, Easter to October: 10.00am–4.00pm Wednesday to Friday and 10.00am–1pm on Saturday, with additional opening hours 2.00pm–4.00pm on each Saturday during CredFest 2017.

Down on the Farm: A display of rural crafts

Free admission

More information from www.creditonhistory.org.uk

 

 

Love to Dance: Saturday 17 June, 10.30am–1.00pm

Moose Hall, Bowden Hill, Crediton EX17 3EJ

A morning of creative contemporary dance for adults, with a focus on body work, improvisation and choreography. Sue Way brings 25 years of dance experience to this session and uses great world music and simple warm ups so you really get to enjoy dancing.

No experience necessary. Wear clothes you can move in

Tickets: £15 from Sue Way on 07817 002665, or sue_way@btopenworld.com

www.moosehall.co.uk

Salsa Dance Party with live band Salsalito: Saturday 17 June, 7.30pm–11.00pm

The Moose Hall, Bowden Hill, Crediton EX17 3EJ

Join SALSALITO!, the South West’s salsa supergroup, for an evening of authentic Latin music and dance! Salsalito conjure fiery renditions of classic tunes from Miami, Cuba and Puerto Rico, set for salsa meltdown!

The evening begins with a salsa dance taster and warm up session from Latin diva Hannah Taylor.

No experience necessary. Come with or without a partner, to dance or just to enjoy the music. Bar open with some rum punch and cocktails.

Tickets £15 (adults); price includes finger food; from Sue Way 07817002665 or sue_way@btopenworld.com

www.moosehall.co.uk

 

BISI Festival (Badminton): Saturday 17 June, 12 noon–2.00pm

Lords Meadow Leisure Centre, Badminton Club

An opportunity for any primary aged children to have a go at the fastest racket sport in the world, for FREE!

All equipment will be provided, just wear non-marking shoes and loose clothing – and bring a drinks bottle.

East Town Origami Workshop: Saturday 17 June, 1.00–3.00pm

Japanese Origami teacher Midori Marino will be holding an Origami workshop at East Town Café for Credfest. Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. The goal is to transform flat sheets of square paper into finished sculptures through folding and sculpting techniques.

All materials and a hot drink for £5.

A Celebration of Books: Saturday 17 June, 2.00pm–5.00pm

Crediton Library

The Exeter Authors are a diverse collection of authors and poets whose books range from contemporary fiction to pirate stories and beyond. This event will consist of performances from some of the leading South West authors and poets, book readings, meet the author sessions, writing workshops, book signings, free book giveaways – and a free cupcake.

exeterauthorsassociation@gmail.com

Seat of the Pants Orchestra: Sunday 18 June, workshop 2.00–5.00pm , performance 7.30pm

Crediton Arts Centre

Come and make and perform a live soundtrack for a movie, be a member of the Pants Pop-Up Orchestra

The workshop is open to all musicians and singers, aged 11–101 years, of any ability, playing any instrument. Work with Seat Of The Pants Orchestra musicians to create your own live musical soundtracks to eclectic silent movies from the last 100 years.

Become a member of the Pants Pop-Up Orchestra and then play the music live at the evening public performance at Crediton Arts Centre.

Workshop: £5 per person irrespective of age (free admission to performance)
Evening public performance: £6 adults, £3 child/concs
Available from CredFest Box Office and Crediton Arts Centre

World of Song: Sunday 18 June, 3.00pm–4.00pm

Crediton Parish Church

An acclaimed chamber choir based in Torquay, directed by Crediton resident Tina Guthrie.

This delightful afternoon concert will feature a selection of beautiful and enjoyable choral songs from different parts of the world, including South America, Scandinavia, Europe and Russia. The choir will be conducted by Tina Guthrie and organ interludes will be played by Nigel Guthrie.

All proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Crediton Parish Church Music Endowment Fund.

 

 

Comedy Suits Let Out: Sunday 18 June, 8.00pm

Three Little Pigs, Town Square 

Comedy Suits Let Out and Turned Up – Same Old Material

Stand-up, sketches and song – also performing Thursday 22 June at Crediton Arts Centre.

Tickets £6.00 from Festival Box Office and Sandford Stores

Silent Movie Night: Sunday 18 June

Crediton Arts Centre 

Hear the band of musicians play along to provide the soundtrack to a cracking silent movie!

 

Heritage Open Day: Tuesday 20 June, 12 noon–4.00pm

Crediton Parish Church

Find out about the unusual form of governance at Crediton’s Parish church. Explore areas of the church not normally open: the bells; church clock and chime barrel; English Civil War artefacts and graffiti; 15th-century floorboards; the Crediton helmet; General Sir Redvers Buller’s signature.

History trails for children; short audio visual presentations; light refreshments.

Bell Tower tours at 12.05pm and 2.00pm (booking essential, call 01363 772865)

Chapter House tours at 1.00pm and 3.00pmnave

Life Circles Session: Wednesday 21 June 11.00am

Hillbrow Care Home, 1 Park Rd, Crediton EX17 3BS

A dance drama and movement session for older people living in care settings. Contact Sue if you would like to be watch this session with a view to delivering high quality activities sessions in care settings.

Sue Way 07817002665 or sue_way@btopenworld.com

Circle Dance Session: Wednesday 21 June, 2.00pm–4.00pm

The Moose Hall, Bowden Hill, Crediton EX17 3EJ

Easy to learn , fun circle dances from around the world. Great for meeting people and for fitness

Tickets £5 (adults) from Sue Way 07817002665 or sue_way@btopenworld.com

www.moosehall.co.uk

 

 

Poetry Island on Tour: Thursday 22 June, 7.30pm–9.30pm

Crediton Community Bookshop

Ian Beech and friends offer a taste of Torquay’s nationally renowned Poetry Island, a ‘Magical Evening in Spoken Word Paradise’! You are guaranteed an entertaining evening with some of the South West’s top performance poets.

Ian Beech. Photo: Paul Mortimer 2016

 

Tickets £6 from the Bookshop, 21 High Street, Crediton. EX17 3AH  shop@creditoncommunitybookshop.co.uk  Tel: 01363 774740

Comedy Suits Let Out: Thursday 22 June, 8.00pm

Crediton Arts Centre

Comedy Suits Let Out and Turned Up – Same Old Material

Stand-up, sketches and song.

Tickets £6.00 from Festival Box Office and Sandford Stores

 

Farewell to CredFest 2017 Saturday 24 June 

A fantastic final day of free events from 10am to 10pm, in Newcombes Meadow, on the Town Square and up the High Street 

Busk It!: 10.00am–1.00pm

High Street and Town Square 

The ever-popular Busk It! returns to the shops, cafes, alleyways and pavements of Crediton with musical offerings of folk, jazz, choirs, experimental music, classical music and more.

 

 

Sandford Craft Fair at CredFest: 10.30am–3pm

Town Square

A popular community and fundraising event with over 25 stalls selling the work of some of the best local artists and craft makers. With craft activity stalls and something for all the family.

Family Fun Day (plus QE Jazz Band): 11am–3pm

Newcombes Meadow

BBQ, Bouncy Castle, Fire Engine, Face Painting, Live Music, Inflatable Gladiator Duel and much more – all provided FREE by the churches in Crediton.

With music from QE Jazz Band and Glorious Chorus

 

 

 

Glorious Chorus: 11.00am–3.00pm

Newcombes Meadow and Town Square

Acoustic a-capella choir concert by acclaimed Devon choir, music by award-winning director/composer Helen Yeomans

 

 

Festival Finale: 7pm–10.30pm

Town Square

Two stages on the Town Square showcasing some of the best of Crediton’s talented performers. Hosted by Comedy Suits the evening will culminate in an hour-long set from local Beatles cover band, The Beatnxs. A FREE event for everyone to come and enjoy the cracking atmosphere of the last night of CredFest.