Events in Crediton Festival 2013

On this page you will find all the events organised by type, in date order in each category.

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FLOWER FESTIVAL

Crediton Parish Church Flower FestivalNational Treasures, Sat 1-Thu 6 June:  celebrating the people, places, events and objects which we value as part of our heritage. Our floral artists will meet the challenge of interpreting these in their own special and exuberant manner.
Free parking behind the church, disabled access, refreshments available in the Boniface Centre. FREE admission. Open daily 10.30am-8pm, exc. Sunday 11am-6pm and Thursday closes at 5pm. For party bookings email creditonbookings@gmail.com

DRAMA

The Circus of Secrets, Crediton Youth Theatre, Tue 25 June, 7pm, Town Square. A brilliant, original musical for all the family, set in the 19th Century. The circus of Mr. George Purdy is setting up for two weeks at Margate, when they are shocked by the arrival of a rival French company, the circus of M. Pierre Bréchard et Fils. Tension, romance and intrigue ensue, invisible lions are unleashed and a mysterious gang of ‘street traders’ seek to profit from the conflict and confusion. Also featuring a display by the Charles Academy of Dance, and Kung Fu show by ITSWA. Tickets: £5 adults, £2.50 children

Primary Schools Project, Summer’s Tales, Town Square, Wed 26-Fri 28 June, 7.30pm. Ten local primary schools are taking part on different evenings: Yeoford, Cheriton Bishop, Tedburn St Mary, Newton St. Cyres, Thorverton, Cheriton Fitzpaine, Landscore, Hayward’s, Copplestone and Sandford. Each will present a new piece of theatre that might involve Dance, Drama and/or Music, lasting some 20/25 minutes, which they have devised themselves, based on visits from storytellers from the Arts Centre. Tickets: £3 available from the participating schools (a few will be available through the Arts Centre).

QE’s Evening of Excellence, Thu 4 July, 7.30pm, QE Upper School Hall. An evening of performance work from GCSE and Btec Drama groups.  The work has been created by the students for practical examinations and demonstrates their outstanding level of creativity and skill.  The collection of work will range from pieces of original devised work to scripted monologues and duologues. Tickets: £3 adults, children/concs £2 available form QE Upper School library.

The Winter’s Tale, Town Square, Wed 3-Sat 6 July, 7.30pm.  Crediton Arts Centre’s eighth Shakespeare in the Square. The Winter’s Tale is based on an old Greek story and portrays two societies: one ruled by a king with unlimited powers; the other of a rural community of friendship and shared joy. See an emotional tale driven by irrational jealousy unfold with devastating effect; a story only resolved by the power of young love. Suitable for all over the age of 12. Tickets: adults £8, concs/children £6

QE Pop Up Monologues, Sat 6 July, 10am-12pm, Crediton High Street. Btec Performing Arts and GCSE Drama students will be found in various venues around Crediton on Saturday morning, performing monologues to unsuspecting audiences.

Twelfth Night by Chapterhouse Theatre Company, Shobrooke Park Amphitheatre, Fri 19 July, access from 6pm, perf. 7.30pm. Bring a picnic and relax in the glorious surroundings before enjoying this professional performance of one of William Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies, brought to you by the Shobrooke Estate.  Tickets: in advance – £11 adults, £7 children, £30 family (2 adults, 2 children); on the gate –   £13.50 adults, £9 children, £40 family (2 adults, 2 children). Tickets can be bought from: www.shobrookepark.com (01363) 775153; Charlesworth Nicholl (01363) 774706; Exeter Phoenix (01392) 667080; See Tickets (0871) 2200260. Shobrooke Estate would like to thank Charlesworth Nicholl for their support.

MUSIC

Holy Cross Choir in Concert, Crediton Parish Church, Sun 9 June, 3pm. Come and hear one of the finest parish church choirs in the country present a varied programme of choral highlights, drawn from their huge repertoire of sacred music spanning over 1000 years. Refreshments available. Tickets: adults £7, under-16s free (available from choir members or from  Steven Martin:  travellingopera1898@gmail.com

Lapstock Music Festival, Fri 14 June 6pm-11pm, Sat 15 June 11am-midnight. Lapstock returns and the 2013 festival is going to be bigger and better than ever before. The Mill at Lapford will come to life with the finest eclectic mix of music that Devon has to offer, with a celebration of local youth bands on the evening of Friday 14 June and an array of bands throughout Saturday 15 June. All genres of music are catered for, everything from rock, pop and folk through to blues. See www.lapstock.org.uk for more information. Tickets: £13 online, £15 on the gate, children £5

 

Country Music in the Barn with the Chicken Slacks, Newton St Cyres Golf Course, Sat 15 June, doors 7pm. Barbecue and real ales. Relax to this individual style of country and rockabilly music (after a day of the Country Sports and Fun Challenge Event). Tickets £5 available from Hotchkiss Warburton at 34 High Street Crediton, Crediton Golf Course or on the day.

Travelling by Tuba, Crediton Parish Church, Thu 20 June, 7.30pm. 80,000 miles a year and still not out of puff! A fascinating voyage through the weird and wonderful world of the tuba. Discover instruments ancient and modern, Didjeridu, conch, sackbut, cornett, serpent, Sousaphone and their amazing homemade hoseaphones. Music from classical to jazz, a cancan dancing tubist and an exploding tuba, humorous anecdotes and informative chat equals something for everyone.  Presented by St Boniface Concert Society (www.bonifaceconcerts.co.uk). Tickets: adults £15, children free. Available from the Ticket Secretary 01363 777814, AE Lee Outfitters, High Street or at the door.

Music Market

Friday Night Fiesta, Fri 21 June, 7.30pm, Town Square. With live VJ and featuring popular local bands: The Waxroom (Led Zeppelin playing Bee Gees songs with sponge guitars), The Swamp Gods ( combine lo-fi loops with snake guitars and New York harmonies) and Electric Spank (funky, jazzy, latin, afro mishmash of fun stuff).  Tickets £5

Busk It!, Sat 22 June, 10am-1pm. A host of talented Mid Devon musicians in unlikely places throughout the town in a series of ‘pop up’ performances.

CODS Music Market Mix, Sat 22 June, 1.30pm. A singing workshop in Crediton Arts Centre with members of CODS to learn two or three pieces for performance in Newcombes Meadow (or Boniface Centre if wet). Get in touch to join in via our website www.codsonline.com or call Yvonne Youles 01363773359. FREE

Community Champions, Sat 22 Jun, 2pm-5pm, Newcombes Meadow. A feast of musical performances and workshops by local musicians. In the Boniface Centre if wet. The full line up is:

  • 2:00pm: Sandford Sings
 (view the full poster)Crediton World Music Choir - b
  • 2:10pm: Crediton Town Band
  • 2:30pm: Landscore Singers
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2:45pm: Jake Slocombe Trio
  • 3:05pm: Rowan & The Retakes
  • 3:25pm: QE Choir
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3:40pm: QE Jazz Band
  • 4:00pm: Crediton World Music Choir
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4:20pm: CODS
  • 4:40pm: Liar in the Light

Music Market presents Will & The People

Saturday Night Concert, Sat 22 Jun, 7pm, Town SquareThe Music Market (AKA CRAMP and Crediton Arts Centre) present Bristol-based electro-Balkan collective Gypsy Unit, sunny ska-pop “reggae sandwich” Will + The People, and local circus-swing group Carnivala!, who are ‘on a mission to spread their gypsy-fused dance rhythms around the world’. Join us on this marvellous night of revelry that is guaranteed to get you up on your feet in no time! Tickets: £6.50

Lunchtime Jam, Sun 23 June, 12noon-2pm, The Ship Hotel. A Music Market Open Mic jamming event. Open to all, musicians very welcome, or just come along to listen to some great music from our thriving local musical community. FREE

Food Fight! Animation Workshop, Sun 23 June, 2.30-5.30pm, Crediton Arts Centre Join film/video maker Tony Walker and learn how to animate in this fun-packed, 3 hour, 2D stop-motion animation workshop. The session will include character and prop design, animation theory and stop frame animation filming. The created animations will be screened during the evening performance (see Music section) with a live soundtrack from the Pants Pop-Up Orchestra. Open to anyone from 9 years to 99 years old, families welcome. Tickets: £6 adults, to book call 01363773260 or email info@creditonartscentre.org

Music Being the Food of Love, Play On!, music workshop, Sun 23 June, 2.30pm-5.30pm, Crediton Arts Centre. Part of Music Market. Join members of Seat Of The Pants Orchestra (SOTPO) in an enjoyable and inclusive improvising music workshop, open to all musicians of any ability, young and old-hands. Beginning with fun musical games leading into group interaction, improvisation and finally musical performance. Using our instruments and our voices we’ll look at creating a soundtrack for film, exploring how music can work with images and trying out our own musical soundtrack creations. Together we will create ‘spontaneous compositions’ to accompany the animations from the animation workshop (see Try It Out), and also perform alongside SOTPO at the evening event – a chance for you to fly by the seat of your pants. Tickets: £6 (inc. free admission to evening event; also see Food Fight! Animation Workshop details below).

Seat of the Pants Orchestra, Sun 23 June, 7.45pm, Crediton Arts Centre. SOTPO will improvise new music to classic and contemporary silent movies, featuring a premier screening of animations created only hours earlier at the afternoon workshop and a first performance by the Pants Pop-Up Orchestra made up of local musicians. www.seatofthepantsorchestra.co.uk Tickets: £6

Crediton Festival Chorus, Crediton Parish Church, Sun 23 June, 5.30pm. Performances of The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace by Karl Jenkins and Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi. Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’ is a sparkling, joyful piece which is exhilarating to sing. Jenkins’ ‘The Armed Man’ is  a moving and powerful work based on the 15th century French song L’homme armé. It uses both sacred and secular texts focusing on the consequences of war and the desire for peace. With the Crediton Festival Chorus, Crediton Festival Orchestra (leader Brenda Willoughby), soloists Catherine Hamilton (soprano) and Juliet Curnow (mezzo-soprano), conducted by Tina Guthrie.
This is also a wonderful opportunity to be part of a Community Choir (for details see the Crediton Festival Chorus on the Who is taking part page or download the updated application form here). Tickets: adults £8, under-16s free, available from Penny Little on 777814 and AE Lee Outfitters, High Street. Sponsored by Charlesworth Nicholl.

Festival Praise, Sunday 30 June, 4pm, Newcombes Meadow. Crediton Town Band will accompany a selection of favourite hymns, chosen by various Crediton people. Brought to you FREE by Christians Together in Crediton.

The Music Makers present A Concert for All, Crediton Congregational Church, Tues 9 July, doors open 6.30pm, performance 7.30pm–9pm. The Music Makers is a new project to champion the best of amateur music-making in the Crediton area. This event provides an opportunity for audiences to enjoy Western music in different styles from across the ages. The imaginative presentation is designed to appeal to children as well as adults. Food and drink available. Tickets: adults £5, children £2

Navarra String Quartet, Crediton Parish Church, Thu 11 July, 7.30pm. An internationally acclaimed string quartet playing quartets by Schubert, Beethoven and Haydn. Presented by St Boniface Concert Society (www.bonifaceconcerts.co.uk). Tickets: adults £15, children free. Available from the Ticket Secretary 01363 777814, AE Lee Outfitters, High Street or at the door.

 

 

QE Dance and Jazz Evening as part of the Festival Finale Party, Sat 13 July, 7.30pm, Town Square. An evening of performance work from GCSE Dance students from QE and music performed by the QE Jazz band.

SPORT

Sandford Cricket Club, Creedy Park, EX17 4EB:
Community Cricket League, 6pm-9pm. Social cricket league competition for local businesses and organisations. Fast, fun and entertaining. Club facilities and bar will be open.  Everyone welcome to come and watch. Matches are on 8, 15, 16, 22, 28, 29 May, 11, 12, 19, 20 June, 4, 9, 16, 18 July, with the final on 25 July.
Devon and North Devon Cricket League matches for senior men and women teams. Every Saturday and most Sundays from May to September from 1pm-8pm. Bar open during matches.
Youth Coaching on Friday nights for 8-13 year olds, on Monday nights from under-14s, 6.30pm-8pm. Coaching for boys and girls by qualified persons and matches on weekday evening and Sunday mornings. Club facilities and bar open, BBQ some evenings, everyone welcome.
Club: 01363 774092, Nigel Ashplant 01363 84232

Crediton Crunch, Sun 19 May, start 10.30am, Lords Meadow Leisure Centre. A multi-terrain run of about 10k passing through the stunning grounds of Downes House. Register online at www.creditonrunningnetwork.co.uk
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6-a-side Football Tournament, Sat 1 June from 10.30am, Lords Meadow Playing Fields, (beside Leisure Centre). A regular tournament for adult teams aged 16 years and over, hosted by Crediton United AFC. Player registration closes 28 May on their website (www.clubwebsite.co.uk).  The first competition was in 1969 when the cup was donated by football enthusiast Hugo Sandford. There are usually more than 32 teams entering. There is continuous play on four pitches through the day and a barbecue and refreshment hut provide food and drink for contestants and spectators. Spectators 
free entry.

Crediton and District Summer Netball League, Sat 1 June 10am-2pm, Lords Meadow Leisure Centre. Come and cheer on the 10 teams taking part in this annual tournament, which is being organised by Crediton’s own Foxes.

Kyrton Archers Have-a-Go, Sun 2 June, 10.30am-4.00pm, Newcombes Meadow. An opportunity to try your hand at archery.  You will be given one-to-one instruction on how to shoot a basic bow by experienced archers for a small fee of £1 for five arrows (kyrton-archers.co.uk).  All ages are welcome. Also between 1pm-2pm have a go at Tae Kwon Do.

 

Tae Kwon Do Free Taster Sessions, Tuesdays 4, 11, 18, 25 June, 2, 9 July, 7-8pm, QE Upper School Hall Learn self–defence, get fit, improved flexibility. For all ages from 4+. For more details check out the website: www.innae-tkd.co.uk or contact Ian Bazley, 4th Degree Black Belt, mobile: 07770 590 986. Also on Sun 2 June on Newcombes Meadow between 1pm-2pm.

QE Juggling Club Beginner’s Sessions, Fridays 7, 14, 21, 28 June, 5, 12 July, 5pm-6.30pm, QE Upper School Gym. An introduction to juggling. Learn the basic techniques that will allow you to progress with juggling. You will get most out of the course by going to all the sessions but feel free to drop in on any of them. FREE. Do get in touch on qejuggling@gmail.com

Boules tournamentFrench Boules in the Town Square, Sat 8 June, 2.30pmThe annual Crediton Twinning Association tournament for teams of four players competing to be Boules Champions. Enter a team, come along to learn how to play or simply turn up to listen to French folk music. More details from Peter Brewer on 01363774269.

Rotary Country Sports and Fun Challenge Event, Sat 15 June, 2pm-10pm, at Newton St Cyres Golf Course.  Can you get together a team to shoot laser clays; throw welly boots; chip golf balls; knock down skittles; and score penalties against a professional goalkeeper? Not to mention darts and archery? Then this event is for you. There will be three trophies to play for Team, Family and Individual and an all-day barbecue with real ales and soft drinks for sale. Tickets: £30 per team, £6 per individual (all profits to Devon Air Ambulance). To enter a team please contact David Taylor on 01392 851604 or e-mail taylord39@sky.com (you may enter a team on the day if there is still space!) Stay on for Country Music in the Barn, go to details.

Youth Football 6-a-side Tournament, Sat 15-Sun 16 June, 9.30am-5pm  Lords Meadow Playing Fields, (beside Leisure Centre). A two day event for football teams from across the South West  and as far away as Glos and South Wales.  Regularly in excess of 140 teams which means 1120 boys and girls aged between 6 years and 16 years and a footfall of around 2000 people with 13 pitches in use each day. Refreshments and car parking (£2 inc. programme).

Devon Lanes Bike Ride, Sat 15 June, 10am from Town Square. Pedal gently and companionably through 19 miles of Devon lanes, with the countryside at its best. Stopping for Fairtrade coffee at the Thorverton Arms and for a paddle and picnic by the River Exe at Brampford Speke, this National Bike Week event is open to all. This is a Sustainable Crediton event, for further information call Laura Conygham on 773000. With thanks to photographer Kate Bailey, leaflet designer Sue Reece and landowner Michelle Ryan. FREE, food contributions for Crediton Food Bank will be collected at the start.

International Taijiquan, Shaolin and Wushu Association, Tue 25 June, 7pm, Town Square. Kung Fu performance by instructors and students from this local school of Chinese martial arts. In association with Crediton Youth Theatre and Charles Academy of Dance. Ticket details above

CRunningN logoCRN Social Run, Sat 29 June, 9am, Town Square. Come and join in a 2, 4 or 6 miles run with Crediton Running Network Leaders. Everybody is welcome. Cost: £3 in aid of Crediton Food Bank.
Zest for Life Open Day, Lords Meadow Leisure Centre,  Sat 13 July, 9am-4pm. A day for the whole family to come and enjoy our facilities. There’ll be free activities, taster classes, demos, competitions, membership offers and much more. Come along and have some fun with us and find out more about what your local leisure centre offers. For more information visit www.middevonleisure.org.uk/whats_new/special_events or call 01363 776190. Entry is free, some activities will incur a fee.

VISUAL ARTS

Buller Square Phoenix Project: A series of printmaking and writing workshops in Crediton Arts Centre, 10am-4pm on 9 & 23 March, 6 & 20 April, 4 May. Go to project page.
Art and Writing Exhibition, Crediton Fire Station Community Room, Fri 28 June to Fri 6 July (closed 2nd and 3rd July), 11.30am to 5pm. Sat 29 June there will be a Fire Station Open Day to launch the exhibition. This is an exhibition of Printmaking and Writing that explores the history surrounding Buller Square, Crediton. Buller Square is one of the oldest properties in the town and was severely damaged by fire in January 2012. The project has been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. After the exhibition the work will be shown in other venues around the town.

 

 

 

 

Family Flag-making Workshop, Sat 1 June, 10am-4pm, 38 High Street. Be part of the Crediton Flag Project by making your own small flag on the first day of the Crediton Festival. Each child must be accompanied and supervised by an
appropriate adult (sewing machines are used as part of the flag-making process). Enquiries: charlotteturner@btinternet.com

 

The Art Trail, Fri 14-Thu 27 June. A different sort of art exhibition. Work from Queen Elizabeth’s Art and Photography students has been either displayed or hidden in shops and businesses along the High Street. Paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculptures… Can you find them all? There is also an exhibition  at QE Lower School, the A Level Art and Photography Show. A an opportunity to see the range and diversity of work created by current AS and A2 Art and Photography students at QE. A gallery experience in college for the students to showcase their work. This is a great way of celebrating their creativity and ending their course with a bang. Date TBA.

Food Fight! Animation Workshop, Sun 23 June, 2.30-5.30pm, Crediton Arts Centre. Join film/video maker Tony Walker and learn how to animate in this fun-packed, 3 hour, 2D stop-motion animation workshop. The session will include character and prop design, animation theory and stop frame animation filming. The created animations will be screened during the evening performance (see Music section) with a live soundtrack from the Pants Pop-Up Orchestra. Open to anyone from 9 years to 99 years old, families welcome. Tickets: £6 adults. Part of Music Market, see details above.

Pinhole photography workshop, Wed 19 June, 6pm-8pm, QE Upper School Art Block.  A chance for you to try your hand at making a pinhole photograph using traditional darkroom methods before transferring the image to computer and manipulating the image with Adobe Photoshop. This session with Simon Glossop will be relaxed and fun and whatever you make you can take home with you. FREE, but for 1 of the 12 available places book with s.glossop@queenelizabeths.devon.sch.uk

Art Market and Community Market, Sat 13 July, 10am-1pm, Town Square. Arts at Community MarketAt this month’s Community Market we will welcome local artists Izabela Gorska-Kwak, Isabel Merrick, Helen Platten, Tim Salter, Alison Savic and Anne Smyth (click here to go to details of artists), featuring some stunning work including pottery, painting and jewellery. This is in addition to the usual garden/smallholding produce, locally made crafts and information/fundraising stalls for local organisations.

LITERATURE

Buller Square Phoenix Project: A series of writing and printmaking workshops in Crediton Arts Centre responding to local history with an exhibition in Crediton Fire Station and Crediton Museum during the course of Crediton Festival 2013. Writing workshops on Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings on 16-17 March, 6-7 & 13-14 & 27-28 April, 11-12 May. Go to project page.

Crediton Book Fair, Sat 1 June, 10am-4pm, Old Town Hall (above Crediton Museum). A friendly, relaxed event with dealers who intend to amaze you with a large and varied selection of antiquarian, secondhand and new books, plus a record stall. Free admission (dealers £7.50 a table), refreshments from Crediton Coffee Company. Run by Once Read 01363 773365. Supported by Crediton Chamber of Commerce and Mid Devon Council.

Musing on Murder, Thur 13 June, 5pm-6pm, Crediton Library.  Crime author Diane Janes talks about her novels, her non-fiction and her writing life. Diane’s work spans real life unsolved twentieth century murders and modern psychological thrillers. She has been described as ‘the new Barbara Vine’, her first novel was a finalist for the Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger and the John Creasey Dagger (as seen on ITV3), and she is also an authority on numerous famous historical cases, with a particular interest in arsenic – a must-hear speaker for all fans of the crime genre. Tickets: £2

FOOD&DRINK

 

Crediton Farmer’s Market, Sat 1 June and Sat 6 July, 10am-1pm, Town Square. A wide range of produce, both organic and traditional, free-range and locally made; including meat, poultry, fish, seasonal fruit and vegetables, cheese and dairy products, cakes, bread, eggs, plants, apple juice, cider, preserves, pottery, teas, coffees, olives, cards and hand-made soap. Most stallholders live less than 10 miles from the market which means that Crediton has one of the most local farmer’s markets in the country. www.creditonfarmersmarket.com

Crediton Rugby Club Annual Beer Festival, Sat 8 June, 12noon-11.30pm, Crediton Rugby Club. Festival held in the Rugby Club with 16 guest beers and ciders in addition to normal bar. Food available all day. Entertainment. All welcome

Crediton Food & Drink Festival, Sat 15-Sun 16 June, Town Square. The 5th year of this fantastic celebration of local produce. On Sat 15 June from 10.30am-3pm come and enjoy the local produce stalls around a demonstration kitchen with Oliver’s Bake-off competition award and raffle; then from 8pm-11pm is a music event and bar. On Sunday 16June from 12noon-3pm is the Big Sunday Lunch with stalls selling food to eat then and there at the supplied tables and chairs, music and raffle. FREE ENTRY. Full updates on the Food Festival website (www.creditonfoodfestival.co.uk).

Community Market, Sat 8 June, 10am-1pm, Town Square. Local people are invited to bring surplus garden or smallholding produce, preserves, cakes and home-made crafts. Local organisations can have a stall to advertise themselves/raise funds. No charge – just a donation to cover costs, but bring your own table and weather protection. This market will feature advice on plastic waste reduction and recycling and the construction of a waste sculpture – music too! Run by Sustainable Crediton Food Group.

Taste Sensations, Mon 8 July, 7.30pm, Crediton Arts Centre. A Crediton Food and Drink Festival event. How to taste and how taste is created with Barny Butterfield of Sandford Orchards and Bruce Evans of Grape and Grain. Sample 3 ciders, 3 wines and 3 cheeses then have a bit more fun. Tickets: £12.50 (numbers limited)

Community Market and Art Market, Sat 13 July, 10am-1pm, Town Square. At this month’s Community Market we will welcome a variety of local artists (click here to go to details of artists), featuring some stunning work including pottery, painting and jewellery. This is in addition to the usual garden/smallholding produce, locally made crafts and information/fundraising stalls for local organisations. Run by Sustainable Crediton Food Group.

 

 

 

YOUTH EVENTS

Sandford Cricket Club Youth Coaching on Friday nights for 8-13 year olds, on Monday nights from under-14s, 6.30pm-8pm. Coaching for boys and girls by qualified persons and matches on weekday evening and Sunday mornings. Club facilities and bar open, BBQ some evenings, everyone welcome.
Club: 01363 774092, Nigel Ashplant 01363 84232

Me and My Dad, Sat 1 June and 6 July, 10am-11.30am, Crediton Area Children’s Centre.  A stay and play session for dads, granddads and male carers of children age 0 – 5. To include a music session with local musicians.

 

Family Flag-making Workshop, Sat 1 June, 10am-4pm, 38 High Street. Be part of the Crediton Flag Project by making your own small flag on the first day of the Crediton Festival. Each child must be accompanied and supervised by an appropriate adult (sewing machines are used as part of the flag-making process). Enquiries:  charlotteturner@btinternet.com

Fire Tots with Music, 10am-12noon on Wed 5, 12, 19, 26 June and 3, 10 July at Crediton Fire Station.  A FREE stay and play session for children, parents and anyone who cares for children age 0 – 5. To include a music session with local musicians. A Crediton Area Children’s Centre event.

Crediton Scout Group and Crediton District Guiding Family Fun Day, Sun 23 June, 11am-3pm on Newcombes Meadow. The Scouting and Guiding groups are inviting local families to join them in the park for a family fun day. Come along and try out some typical adventurous activities: tent pitching, fire lighting, gadget building, team games, pioneering, cooking, crafts, map reading and orienteering. Try five activities and earn a free badge. Refreshments, food and drink, will be available to purchase. Scouting and Guiding incorporates Beavers, Rainbows, Cubs, Brownies, Scouts, Guides and Explorers. Uniformed groups for young people aged from 5 – 18. Come join us – rain or shine!

The Circus of Secrets, Crediton Youth Theatre, Tue 25 June, 7pm, Town Square. A brilliant, original musical for all the family, set in the 19th Century. The circus of Mr. George Purdy is setting up for two weeks at Margate, when they are shocked by the arrival of a rival French company, the circus of M. Pierre Bréchard et Fils. Tension, romance and intrigue ensue, invisible lions are unleashed and a mysterious gang of ‘street traders’ seek to profit from the conflict and confusion. Also featuring a display by the Charles Academy of Dance, and Kung Fu show by ITSWA. Tickets: £5 adults, £2.50 children

Really Wild Toddlers, Thu 27 June, 4 and 11 July, 10am-12 noon, Newcombes Meadow. A place for you to escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy a moment of calm. With a gentle and timeless approach, we meet to play with natural toys, sing songs, make bread and enjoy being outside. Specially festival price of £3, places fill very quickly so please call 07737405974 to book.

Really Wild Forest School Play Rangers, Sat 29 June, 6, 13 July, 10am-12 noon, Newcombes Meadow. Drop off the children and enjoy the festival whilst they make fire, play games and learn about nature. Recommended age 6-12. Specially extended session for £5 per child. Please call 07737405974 to book your place.

TRY IT OUT

Family Flag-making Workshop, Sat 1 June, 10am-4pm, 38 High Street. Be part of the Crediton Flag Project by making your own small flag on the first day of the Crediton Festival. Each child must be accompanied and supervised by an appropriate adult (sewing machines are used as part of the flag-making process). Enquiries:  charlotteturner@btinternet.com

Falls Prevention Day, Fri 7 June, 10am-3pm, Town Square. The Crediton and Area branch of Devon Senior Voice (DSV) is holding a Falls Prevention Day to spread the message that there is plenty that people can do themselves to reduce the risk of falling. For more information contact Ron Cuthbertson on 01363 775502 or email ron@blissout.demon.co.uk or visit www.devonseniorvoice.org

 

Felt-making and pot painting workshop with Upstream, Wed 19 June, 2pm-4.30pm, Boniface Centre. Learn to make felt, and then turn it into either a soap ball, glasses case or mobile phone cover OR paint a terracotta pot and plant with herbs or flowers. Then take it home. Upstream works primarily with people over 50, but ALL ages welcome for this workshop. Enjoy a cup of tea and home made cookies or scones. Their recent ‘Scatter of Cushion’s project’ will be on display at the venue. No tickets just donations towards materials and refreshments.

Pinhole photography workshop, Wed 19 June, 6pm-8pm, QE Upper School Art Block.  A chance for you to try your hand at making a pinhole photograph using traditional darkroom methods before transferring the image to computer and manipulating the image with Adobe Photoshop. This session with Simon Glossop will be relaxed and fun and whatever you make you can take home with you. FREE, but for 1 of the 12 available places book with s.glossop@queenelizabeths.devon.sch.uk

Open Doors @ Hillbrow, Fri 21 June, 11am-5pm (lunch 12-2pm, cream tea 4-5.30pm)  Hillbrow’s Residents want to open their doors and invite all members of the public to either a buffet lunch or a cream tea. They feel that this is a wonderful opportunity to provide a positive image of living within a Care Home environment and want to share this with everybody. Tel: 01363773055 and ask for Sheila Gurr, Care Manager

Crediton Scout Group and Crediton District Guiding Sun 23 June, 11am-3pm on Newcombes Meadow. See in Youth Events above.

Food Fight! Animation Workshop, Sun 23 June, 2.30-5.30pm, Crediton Arts Centre. Join film/video maker Tony Walker and learn how to animate in this fun-packed, 3 hour, 2D stop-motion animation workshop. The session will include character and prop design, animation theory and stop frame animation filming. The created animations will be screened during the evening performance (see Music section) with a live soundtrack from the Pants Pop-Up Orchestra. Open to anyone from 9 years to 99 years old, families welcome. Tickets: £6 adults. Part of Music Market, see details above.

Treasure Hunt, from St Saviour’s Car Park, Sun 7 July, start 10.30am, finish 12.30-1pm, prize giving 1.30ish. We’ve found a torn fragment from an ancient map in the Crediton archives together with a set of ambiguous clues. It seems to show that there is treasure buried deep in the heart of Crediton. Can you help us solve the riddles, follow the clues and discover the hidden treasure? The trail will take approximately 1 hour at a reasonably leisurely walking pace around Crediton town centre. It will finish at a local eatery where you can enjoy a Sunday lunch (not included) before the prize giving. Further details on the Sustainable Crediton website or from  sarah@brighterworking.com.  A FREE event, please contact Sarah to book a place.

TBC Private Practice Hypnosis taster sessions on Saturdays 15, 22, 29 June, 13 July at 11am. Have you ever wondered what it is like to experience hypnosis?  Try a one hour taster session so that you can experience this wonderfully relaxing therapy with TBC Private Practice and their ex-Harley Street Clinical Hypnotherapists at Hollacombe Farm, Hollacombe Hamlets, Crediton EX17 5BW Tickets: £10 adults (over 16) from Box Office.

HISTORY

Guided walks with the Crediton Area History & Museum Society, on Sat 8, Sun 9, Sat 22, Sun 30 June. Gain an insight into the town’s many historic features, led by knowledgeable local historians of (1) the town and (2) the railway station. Walk (1) will leave from the Town Square at 2.30pm on Sunday 9 and Sunday 30 June and will take about half an hour. Walk (2) will leave from the Station Tea Rooms at 10am on Saturday 8 and Saturday 22 June and will take about an hour. Tickets can be bought at the start of each walk: £1 adults, children free

COMEDY

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Comedy Suits Recycled, Fri 7 June 8pm, Three Little Pigs;

Comedy Suits off the Peg, Fri 14 June 8pm, Crediton Arts Centre. Welcome return of Crediton’s own public performers of humorous songs and sketches and stand up comedy routines. Tickets: £7/£5

DANCE

Tai Chi Form, 5, 12, 19, 26 June, 3, 10 July, 10am-11.15noon, Crediton Arts Centre. Learn the choreography for a short Tai Chi routine with Mid Devon Tai Chi and end with a performance at the Festival Grand Finale. £40 for the course of 6 sessions, in advance. More information and to buy tickets: robert@middevontaichi.com or call 07973263049

 

Charles Academy of Dance will be showcasing a selection of their dance routines (including ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary and tap) at various events throughout the Festival. Look out for them on Tue 25 June alongside Crediton Youth Theatre and the Kung Fu group, at the Farmers Market on Sat 6 July, and also during the Festival Finale Party on Sat 13 July.

 

Dance Revolution, Town Square, Sun 7 July, 2pm. An exciting and innovative dance display involving performers of all ages, presented by the Katharine Mitchell School of Dance. Tickets: £3

 

 

QE Dance and Jazz Evening as part of the Festival Finale Party, Sat 13 July, 7.30pm, Town Square. An evening of performance work from GCSE Dance students from QE and music performed by the QE Jazz band.

FESTIVAL FINALE PARTY

Join us in this final night party from 8pm until midnight on Saturday 13 July in the Town Square
Listen to great music, watch live ‘snapshot’ performances from the festival’s six-week run, LOL with the comedians, eat good food, have a drink, and dance ‘til midnight, and it’s FREE!

Featuring the fantastic big band sound of the QE Jazz Band, comedy skits from Comedy Suits, the graceful movements of Tai Chi martial arts, dynamism from the Charles Academy of Dance, the magic of CODS, cameos from the Shakespeare in the Square, ending with the live, jump—up sounds of Skaper, a 7 piece Ska band: “We love the upbeat and unpretentious vibe of the music we play. Our set takes in original Ska, popular numbers from the 80s revival, and exciting up to the minute Latin-influenced Ska numbers. Guaranteed to get people on the dance floor.”