Events in CredFest 2015

The event names are colour coded: DRAMA MUSIC SPORT VISUAL ARTS LITERATURE FOODandDRINK YOUTH EVENTS TRY IT OUT HISTORY COMEDY DANCE

Event Details
Tai Chi Fan 3, 10, 17, 24 June, 1, 8 July, 7pm-8pm, Old Town HallTaiChiLogoBasic Six classes in which you will learn a short choreography of the uber beautiful tai chi fan and perform it at the closing ceremony on 11 July. Tickets £3; robert@middevontaichi.com; 07973 263049
A little pre-Festival treat: Boules Tournament Saturday 6 June, 2pm-5.30pm, Town SquareBoules'Family Affair' receiving Runners Up Tropy Crediton Twinning Association has held an Annual Boules Tournament since 1989 and in recent years have used Crediton Town Square for the event, it has perfect terrain for this sport. The competition is open to teams of four and there is a maximum of 16 teams. Entry is by contacting Peter Brewer on 07966106556 or by email peter2brewer@hotmail.com . Each team is guaranteed two matches as losing the first match places a team in the Plate competition. There is a winners and runners up trophy plus the plate trophy. No previous experience is needed and full instructions are given on the day.
Crediton Food and Drink Festival Saturday 13–Sunday 14 June, Town SquareCrediton Food and Drink Festival 2014CFFLogo2015date sm A celebration of local food and drink to buy and to eat on site accompanied by great music, fun activities, fascinating demonstrations on food preparation and cooking. A great place to meet, greet and eat. www.creditonfoodfestival.co.uk

  • Sat 13th 10am-3pm demonstrations, food and stalls
  • Sat 13th 8pm-11pm music, food (live jazz and jazz blues from The Moon Jazz House Band featuring local musicians – singers/musicians sitting in with the house band or taking over the rhythm section, taking lead on vocals and instruments)
  • Sun 14th 12 noon-3pm Big Sunday Lunch; settle down on tables and chairs provided, enjoying your selection of delicious food from the stalls, have the children entertained while you catch up with friends and listen to the cream of local acoustic music from The Wee Free Men, Jess Laver, Whittall and Green, Treehouse and David Treadaway (more acts to be confirmed), curated by Crediton Arts Centre and East Street Acoustic.
Football Tournament Saturday 13–Sunday 14 June, 10am-5pm, Lords Meadow Leisure Centre This 6-a-side all day tournament on the artificial turf pitch come rain or shine, with a cash prize for the winning team and runners up. Plenty of end to end action, and entertainment galore. Prior enrolment required so download the entry form by clicking here, or contact lhedges@middevon.gov.uk for more information.
Love to Dance workshop and rehearsal, Saturday 13 June, 10.30am–4pm, The Moose Hall Dance3 copyACE logo The workshop lasts until 1pm, with a rehearsal from 2pm-4pm.An adult contemporary dance workshop that explores improvisation and choreography.
Lots of fun and a good workout to great music with dance warm ups and creative solos, duets and group dances to get your whole body and spirit moving with a view to creating a new dance company to inspire people to dance. This session is for men and women; no experience necessary; wear clothes you can move in.
Tutor Sue Way is an experienced dance artist/teacher, MA Dance.
Tickets £10 on the door or call 0781 7002665 or email sue_way@btopenworld.com
Echoes of Wartime Saturday 13 June, 11am-12.30pm, High Street Common Players Theatre in association with Crediton History Society: ‘Echoes of Wartime’ street theatre drama reconstructions.
Echoes of Wartime Sunday 14 June, 2pm-3pm, Common Players Theatre in association with Crediton History Society: ‘Echoes of Wartime’ theatre drama reconstructions to visiting delegations from Avranches (France) Fulda (Germany) and Dokkum (Holland).
Molly Mackay Exhibition of prints 15 June to 11 July, by appointment, Crediton Arts CentreIMG_1790 An exhibition of the late Molly Mackay’s beautiful colourful prints inspired by her journey over the last four years struggling with breast cancer, joining with community and experiencing the healing power of nature. This set of prints will be displayed as a tribute to Molly during the Festival.Viewing by appointment only. Please ring the Arts Centre on 01363 773260 to arrange a time.Meanwhile click on this link to view more about Molly and some of the prints.
Tae Kwon Do Tuesday 16, 23, 30 June and 7 July, 7pm-8pm, Haywards Primary School Dip into a taster session with Crediton TAGB Tae Kwon Do; learn Korean kick boxing for self-defence, do some pad work and have fun. For 4+ years and adults. Free.
Freezing the Blood or Why are Horror Stories so Popular? Wednesday 17 June, 6pm–7pm, Crediton Librarydark side cover Why, in a relatively safe world, do we need to feel fear? This presentation by author Adrian Tilley will try to offer answers to these questions. FREE event for a teen audience. Supported by character builder, Moretonhampstead
Causeway Prospects celebration for people with learning disabilities, Thursday 18 June, 6.30pm-7.30pm, Crediton Congregational ChurchCCongChurch logo An opportunity for people who have a learning disability to share together in worship using crafts, singing, stories, prayer and fun! FREE
St Boniface Concert Society Thursday 18 June, 7.30pm, Crediton Parish ChurchBonifacecpe_logo englishChamber setup 10 musicians St Boniface Concert Society was formed to provide a season of classical music concerts and during CredFest 2015 is presenting: Kammerphilharmonie Europa, a nine-piece chamber orchestra from Germany. Their programme includes concertos for solo violin by J.S.Bach and for solo trumpet by Hummel, a Mozart Divertimento and Holst’s Suite for String Orchestra.
www.bonifaceconcerts.co.uk Tickets: £14, under-16s free. Available by post from the Ticket Secretary (24 Dean Street, Crediton EX17 3EN) or in person from AE Lee (Outfitters), High Street, Crediton. Information: O1363–773472
The Moon Jazz and Blues Club: Scott What It Takes Thursday 18 June, 8.00pm, Buccaneers Bar Live jazz from this band who have been playing together for about 25 years and make a groovy sound that swings even at low volume. Playing swing standard, Louis Jordan, latin, with occasional singing in Portuguese and a bit of reggae are: Nicky Scott (guitar, keys, vocals); Doug Kyle (double bass); James Goodwin (guitar); Pete Lowe (sax, clarinet, flute); Tony Plato (drums).
The second half of the evening is a jam session; take lead on vocals or instrument, or sit in on the rhythm section. Please bring music charts to call a tune.
Tickets £3 on the door
Silver’s Gold Friday 19 June, 7.30pm, Crediton Town Squaresilvers gold poster Johnny Silver, a descendant of Long John has left ‘treasure’ to his granddaughter Sally in his will. But a voyage has to be made, a riddle needs solving and Sally and her friends are not alone in their search for wealth! Join the passengers and crew aboard a sailing ship as they head for an island where the search takes place among scenes from the novel. A fast moving re-working of R L Stevenson’s Treasure Island, suitable for audiences of all generations.
Tickets £7 adults, £5 child, £20 for group of 2+2
Crediton Farmers’ Market Saturday 20 June, 10am-1pm, Town Squarecfmlogo Crediton Farmers’ Market takes place on the first and third Saturday of each month throughout the year. Visit us to find food that is local, fresh, full of flavour and at its best. Our stallholders sell only what they have either grown or created themselves. We can tell you exactly how the produce came to be at the market, how it was reared, where was it grown, how was it made, whether it is organic, what breed or variety it is, and how to cook it!
Life Circles National Training Day supporting quality activities in care homes through dance, Saturday 20 June, 10.30am-5pm, Moose HallMovement_music_JS_8[1] ForNatCommDanceTrainingDay A day exploring how the Life Circles dance team use dance and movement as a stimulus in care settings to enhance the creativity and engagement of people who are frail and elderly.
Led by dance artist and experienced trainer Rachelle Green who has a strong background in training staff in health and social care settings. Rachelle was the artistic director for the first stage of Life Circles set up through Take Art www.takeart.org and worked with film maker Mark Parry to create a teaching film that covers the key elements and challenges of working with older people in a way that is person centred, creative and inspirational. Rachelle and the dance team share this film and their expertise in a training workshop that covers all the fundamentals of effective, engaging arts practice with a view to enhancing activity programmes in care homes and inspiring carers and artists to try new approaches to delivering their activity programmes.
Tickets £30 (subsidised by ACE) from Sue Way, call 0781 7002665 or email sue_way@btopenworld.com
Pilates Taster Saturday 20 June, 1pm-2pm, Town Square Every wondered what Pilates was all about and what this whole body exercise system could do for you? Now is the time to find out; watch or participate as Vicky Saunders and her team demonstrate the basics.
Zumba Taster Saturday 20 June, 2pm-3pm, Town Square Time to watch or participate in a different exercise system with Natalie Bragg and Amy Salter. Time for dance fitness. Find out more on Facebook at zumbacrediton.
BISI Festival Saturday 20 June, 2pm–4pm, Lords Meadow Leisure CentreQueens bc logo Queens Badminton Club are offering an opportunity for any child of primary age to have a go at the fastest racket sport in the world, for FREE! All equipment is provided, just wear non-marking shoes and loose clothing and bring a drink. Head Coach, Sarah Preece www.queensbc.co.uk
Alice in Wonderland ballet workshop Saturday 20 June, 2pm-4pm, Lords Meadow Leisure CentreKMitchellSchool Logo Pink This Alice in Wonderland ballet workshop is open to children 6 years and over – a fun filled afternoon of dancing, acting and singing at our very own “Mad Hatter’s Tea Party”. Run by the Katherine Mitchell School of Dance in the dance studio. The event is FREE but places must be reserved by calling 07969 669315 or 01392 276526
The QE Night of Music, Drama and Dance (with guests) Saturday 20 June, 7.30pm, Town Square An evening of music showcasing talented students from QE Academy with a collection of GCSE and A level drama and dance pieces and QE Jazz Band; plus guests from The Katharine Mitchell Dance Revolution! and Common Players Theatre in association with Crediton History society: ‘Echoes of Wartime’ drama reconstructions.A free event.
Summer Solstice Bike Ride Sunday 21 June, 9.30am-12 noon, Town SquareSusCred Logo-PinkCredfest Bike Ride 011 crop Join sustainable Crediton for a ‘yellow jersey’ bike ride from the Town Square to Quickes Farm Kitchen and back. Coffee money plus £2 please (under 18s free).
Community Music Box, Sunday 21 June, 12 noon-5pm, Newcombes Meadow A chance to enjoy a relaxed picnic in the park, while listening to the best of Crediton’s community music groups. Sunshine guaranteed by organisers, the Music Market! A free event supported by Devon County Council and the Crediton Arts Centre
Guided Walk Sunday 21 June, 2.30pm-4pm, meet at Parish Church car park Join a guide from the Crediton Museum and Heritage Centre and learn more fascinating facts about your town. The walk will take you around the east end of the town, including a visit to Tolleys, believed to be the birthplace of St Boniface, and finish in the Town Square,  lasting about an hour and a half.
Tickets: £1 (under-12s free), please pay guide. Groups please book with the Museum (01363 773119).wwww.creditonhistory.org
The Snow, The Winds, To Sing a journey in song round Old England, Sunday 21 June, 7.30pm, Crediton Arts Centre An evening of traditional music performed differently by Bold Set of Ruffians (“giving folk a bit of a seeing to”) accompanied by specially created live projections mixing archive footage of weird and wonderful England.
Tickets £6, concs £4.
Youth Café and Music Night Wednesday 24 June, 7pm–9pm, Methodist ChurchCYC Logo 1 Crediton Youth Collective run a regular youth café night but with the opportunity for young people to perform throughout the evening. Free.
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Operation Belinda  Thursday 25, Friday 26, Saturday 27 June, 7.30pm, Crediton Town Square auditorium
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In 2012, a WWII Kittyhawk fighter plane was found in the Egyptian desert, intact after 70 years, half buried in sand. Operation Belinda tells the story of how it might have ended up there. Placing a group of ENSA entertainers with a British RAF encampment, the writers Tessa Kemp and Jez Taylor have created a tautly written and engaging story rich in humour and romance, with catchy songs you’ll be whistling all the way home! Following recent successes, including The Circus of Secrets and Gold Rush, and featuring a truly inter-generational cast, CYT’s latest co-production with the Crediton Arts Centre promises to be a treat for young and old alike.
Tickets £7 adults, £5 concs./groups/child
Age Concern Crediton Open Day and Charity Auction Saturday 27 June, 10.00am-2.00pm, The Lady Mills Centre, Deep Lane, Crediton EX17 2BXFINALACtemplateCMYK A general sociable day with refreshments to increase awareness of the services provided by Age Concern Crediton and to promote volunteering opportunities.Charity Auction to start at 1.00pm.www.ageconcerncrediton.co.uk
Military Fitness, Family Event Saturday 27 June, 10am-1pm, Lords Meadow Leisure Centre Family fun at the Leisure Centre’s Military Fitness Event. Following the success of the Children in Need ‘Fight Night’ and Comic Relief ‘Gods of the Arena’ it’s time to “Shape up and get in line…. Soldier!”
Guided Walk Saturday 27 June, 2.30pm-3.30pm, meet at Crediton railway station Join a guide from the Crediton Museum and Heritage Centre and learn more fascinating facts about your town. Hear about the battle of the gauges. The walk will last about an hour.
Tickets: £1 (under-12s free), please pay guide. Groups please book with the Museum (01363 773119).wwww.creditonhistory.org
Crediton Festival Swimming Gala Saturday 27 June, 5.30pm-8.30pm, Lords Meadow Leisure Centre Local clubs by invite including Exmouth, Honiton and Okehampton attending.Ages 9+ to 16+ swimming 50m and 100m races on all strokes plus relays. Come along and show support for the Crediton teams.
Copplestone Proms Saturday 27 June, 6pm-7.45pm, Copplestone School The Copplestone Proms, now in it’s third successful year, will be having an outdoor concert with the amazing “Locked Horns” 25 piece jazz orchestra. Bring your picnic and enjoy a wonderful evening of music in the grounds of Copplestone School. Tickets from Olivia James or at the venue.
Put on Your Dancing Shoes A  party with great music to dance the night away, Saturday 27 June, 7.30pm–11.30pm, The Moose HallDance Party picture A fun dance party for all ages with opportunities to learn and dance lots of well-known social dance styles – such as jiving, rock and roll, salsa, tango and the waltz – in a party atmosphere with dance cabaret spots by local dancers. Martyn and Helen Knight from Step in Time will be there to lead the way. Bar. Tickets: £10 (concessions/groups £8) includes light refreshments (ploughman’s or pasty) from Sue Way, call 0781 7002665 or email sue_way@btopenworld.com
Digital Scalextric Evening Sunday 28 June, 5.30pm-9.30pm, Crediton Congregational ChurchCCongChurch logo Enjoy an evening of racing on the digital scalextric.
5.30pm–7pm for ‘Dads and Kids’, 7.30pm–9.30pm for 14+ years. There will be awards for under 14 and 14+ fastest drivers! A free event.

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The Primary Schools Project Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 July, 7pm, Crediton Town Square auditoriumCAC Logo

Six local primary schools (three one night, three the other) will entertain audiences in the Festival Arena in the Square in whatever way they devise, through dance, drama, music, storytelling or any combination of these art forms. Tickets £3
The Marsyas Suite Wednesday 1 July, 8pm, The Moon Jazz and Blues Club, Buccaneers Bar This unique, many-faceted piece of chamber jazz was written by Marcus Vergette, inspired by Titian’s painting “The Flaying of Marsyas”. The music tells the story of a shepherd boy who finds a flute thrown away by Athena, he is challenged to a duel with Apollo, that ends as do all Greek tragedies! The piece was first premiered on Radio 3 in the 90s. This revival is performed by Roz Harding on alto sax; Janna Bulmer and Lucy Welsman on cello; Tom Unwin on piano; Marcus Vergette on double bass.
Tickets on the door £6/groups £5/children £3
QE Evening of Excellence Thursday 2 July, 7pm, Queen Elizabeth’s Upper School A showcase of performance work from GCSE and A level groups across the Expressive Arts department. Demonstrating outstanding creativity and skill. Ranging from original devised drama pieces to highly skilled musicians.
Tickets £3 /£2 concs available from QE Upper School Library.
Comedy Suits On The Run Thursday 2 July, 8pm, Buccaneers BarUntitled 53 Comedy Suits return to The Crediton Festival for the fourth time, with a new show entitled Comedy Suits On The Run. This follow up to 2013’s Off The Peg (described by one punter as “really rather clever”!) revisits the format of stand up comedy spots, poetry, songs, classic sketches and general mayhem, spread over a couple of hours.The Comedy Suiters are Clifford Bader, Pat Laver, Jez Taylor, Stu Wight and Julian Wild with the unenviable task of ringmaster and MC handled by Chorley’s finest, Richard Ward.Tickets are a laughable £5 each so expect ticket sales to be fast and furious. If you miss this evening or want another fix then they are back at the The Three Little Pigs on Sunday 5 July at 8pm.
The Big Gig with Matt Woosey Friday 3 July, 7.30pm, Town Square auditorium2015-Matt-Woosey-Stuart-Stottphoto copyright Stuart Stott Acoustic Blues sensation Matt Woosey headlines the centrepiece of Music Market 2015 at Credfest. Matt is a superb guitar stylist and great singer whose original songs have been gaining plaudits from the likes of Paul Jones and Tom Robinson (“Matt Woosey is the real deal”) on BBC Radio.

Supported by enchanting close-harmony duo The Crow Puppets and local swing/ragtime band The Moonshine Serenaders.

Tickets £7 / £5 available from Crediton Arts Centre (01363 773260) or online from www.creditonartscentre.ticketsource.co.uk

Crediton Farmers’ Market Saturday 4 July, 10am-1pm, Town Squarecfmlogo Crediton Farmers’ Market takes place on the first and third Saturday of each month throughout the year. Visit us to find food that is local, fresh, full of flavour and at its best. Our stallholders sell only what they have either grown or created themselves. We can tell you exactly how the produce came to be at the market, how it was reared, where was it grown, how was it made, whether it is organic, what breed or variety it is, and how to cook it!
Family Fun Day Saturday 4 July, 11am-3pm, Newcombes Meadow An event for all the family – come along to enjoy the Bouncy Castle, a BBQ, Games, Football, Tae Kwondo and much more. All provided by the Crediton Congregational Church for FREE.
Food from Tesco, salads from Il Casita, bouncy castle from Exe Bouncy Castles
Alice in Wonderland themed gig Saturday 4 July, 7pm-11pm, Crediton Arts CentreCYC Logo 1CYC03sm A gig providing an opportunity for young people to perform their music to others, and for young people to attend. The event will be fancy dress, with the theme of ‘Alice In Wonderland’, and a prize for best costume! Food and drink will be available to purchase. All profits go to Crediton Youth Collective to be used to hold future events for the benefit of young people in Crediton and surrounding areas. Tickets £2 in advance/£3 on the door. Further information from c r e d i t o n y o u t h c o l l e c t  i v e @ h o t m a i l . c o m
Mozart’s Requiem and Handel’s Coronation Anthems Saturday 4 July, 7.30pm, Crediton Parish Church

In rehearsal in 2013

In rehearsal in 2013

Crediton Festival Chorus, professional soloists and orchestra join together for a magnificent concert in the wonderful setting of the Parish Church. This specially formed choir will be open to any local singers with some choral experience. There will be 6 rehearsals leading up to the concert, for which details will be publicised by mid April (contact: t i n a . g u t h r i e @ b t i n t e r n e t . c o m). Tickets £10 (18-year-olds and under free), from AE Lee OutfittersWant to join the chorus? Download the registration form by clicking here.
It’s a Pawfect Day in the Park Sunday 5 July, 10.30am-5.30pm, Newcombes Meadowgroomed to pawfection logo mole avon Come and take part (with or without your companion) there will be a Companion Dog Show (Kennel Club approved); a south west heat of Scruffts for non pedigree dogs; Novelty Dog show for all breeds (look out for the schedule, all entry fees to go to The Greyhound Sanctuary); my dog has talent competition; with charity stands, demonstrations, music and food.
We will also be holding the finals of The Canine Best Friend, supported and run by Mole Avon. Entry forms from Mole Avon and Groomed to Pawfection. This competition is for people to nominate hero hounds that have made a difference to people’s lives and nominations will be entered for Crufts’ Friends for Life 2016. Entry to public on the day is free; for entry fees to competitions contact Groomed to Pawfection, 01363 777113, www.groomedtopawfection.com
Guided Walk Sunday 5 July, 2.30pm-3.30pm, meet in the Town Square Join a guide from the Crediton Museum and Heritage Centre and learn more fascinating facts about your town. See the site where the ‘Great Fire’ started and finish at St Lawrence Chapel. It will last about an hour.
Tickets: £1 (under-12s free), please pay guide. Groups please book with the Museum (01363 773119). wwww.creditonhistory.org
Comedy Suits On The Run Sunday 5 July, 8pm, Three Little PigsUntitled 53 Comedy Suits return to The Crediton Festival for the fourth time, with a new show entitled Comedy Suits On The Run. This follow up to 2013’s Off The Peg (described by one punter as “really rather clever”!) revisits the format of stand up comedy spots, poetry, songs, classic sketches and general mayhem, spread over a couple of hours.The Comedy Suiters are Clifford Bader, Pat Laver, Jez Taylor, Stu Wight and Julian Wild with the unenviable task of ringmaster and MC handled by Chorley’s finest, Richard Ward.Tickets are a laughable £5 each so expect ticket sales to be fast and furious.
Acupressure techniques for the generations Monday 6 July, 2pm-5pm, The Centre in CreditonSJKinesiologylogo 2pm-3pm session for children 6 months to 5 years old; 4pm-5pm session for children 5 to 9-years old. Acupressure techniques are used in Kinesiology as an effective and relatively quick way of bringing the body into balance, particularly when emotions are out of kilter. Sarah-Jayne works with these holding points to support her clients both young and old(er). Adult session on 10 July. Sessions are free, any donations go to the CredFest charities. Please pre-book with Sarah-Jayne on 07812400634 or email sjkinesiology@gmail.comwww.thecentreincrediton.com
Poetry Islanders Tuesday 7 July, 8pm, Crediton Arts CentrePoetryposterJamesTurnerPoetryposterIanBeech An evening of performance poetry with spoken word artists James Turner and Ian Beech. Presented by Crediton Community Bookshop (01363 774740). Tickets £6
Crediton Sings! Thursday 9 July, 7pm until 9.30pm, Congregational Church

The joy of singing: Ploughcappella and Crediton World Music Choir at Respect Festival 2015

The joy of singing: Ploughcappella and Crediton World Music Choir at Respect Festival 2015

This gathering of local choirs is a great chance to experience a BIG SING with approximately 200 singers. It brings together people to learn new songs in harmony (by ear), taught by Alison Whittall (Crediton World Music Choir leader) www.alising.co.uk (assisted by Alise Ojay)  Featuring:
Tedburn Community Choir,  Mellow D,  Nota Rioty, Crediton World Music Choir, Heart of Devon, Youth Collective, West Gallery Quire, Crediton Congregational Worship Band, A mystery guest choir! 
It also enables local choirs to share their songs in an evening concert. The emphasis of the evening is enjoyment, celebrating our singing community and taking part in a really uplifting event.
Tickets: £5 adult to include BIG SING, interval and concert. Open to family and friends, all welcome, no experience necessary.
Alison Whittall 774324  alising@btopenworld.com Tickets now available for general public from Festival Box Office – Olivia James 777968 or online
Care in the Community Thursday 9 July, 10am-2pm, Crediton Town SquareDSV Logo Information stands from the statutory and voluntary sector information stands. Organised by Devon Senior Voice, Crediton and area branch, call Pauline Thomas 01363 866776 or email p . t h o m a s 5 3 @ b t i n t e r n e t . c o m
Acupressure techniques for the generations Friday 10 July, 1.30pm-3pm, The Centre in CreditonSJKinesiologylogo Adult session. Acupressure techniques are used in Kinesiology as an effective and relatively quick way of bringing the body into balance, particularly when emotions are out of kilter. Sarah-Jayne works with these holding points to support her clients both young and old(er). Children’s sessions on 6 July.Sessions are free, any donations go to the CredFest charities. Please pre-book with Sarah-Jayne on 07812400634 or email sjkinesiology@gmail.comwww.thecentreincrediton.com
Beyond Blues: a musical evening with readings from Deeper than Indigo Friday 10 July, 7.30pm–9.30pm, Crediton LibraryCredLibIndigo Exciting live trio – singer Milla Wood, pianist Hamish Balfour and bass player Al Swainger – perform an eclectic mix ranging from Victorian ballads to jazz and blues. Local author Jenny Balfour Paul reads from her intriguing new book Deeper than Indigo: tracing Thomas Machell, forgotten explorer. Tickets £6/concs. £4/students, children free
Wine v. Beer Friday 10 July, 8pm, Ashton’s in Town SquareBeervswineMAIN It’s grape vs grain as we pitch four wines against four beers – all carefully matched to a selection of tasty foods. Local beer and wine experts Bruce and Ben will guide you through the evening where you decide the winner – who will get your vote?
Busk It! Saturday 11 July, 10am-1pm, High Street and Town Square 15 venues, 25 acts, the unexpected comes as standard…
The ever-popular Busk IT! returns to the shops, cafes, alleyways and pavements of Crediton. Folk, jazz, choirs, experimental music, classical music and more. Miss it at your peril.
Free event presented by Music Market and supported by Crediton Town Council and Crediton Arts Centre
The Leisure Market Saturday 11 July, 10am-1pm, Town SquareInvolve logoLeisure Centre MDL
Would you like to get out and do more, or meet people who might welcome a helping hand?  From Aquafit to Vibecycle at the Leisure Centre, or from campaigning for a cycle path to Exeter with Sustainable Crediton to volunteering in a Charity Shop in the High Street, Crediton has something for everyone who wants to be more active, or more involved in the community.
Come and find out more, try out some of the activities that happen at the Leisure Centre (no lycra required!) and talk to people who organise many of the community and voluntary activities in town (no money required!). They may well have something you’d like to help with – or maybe you have an idea they can help you with?
Bring the whole family – there will be lots of activities for children
Copplestone Donkey Derby Saturday 11 July, 2pm-4pm, Copplestone School Unbelievable but true! Children racing on real live Donkeys and now in it’s third successful year. Have a flutter and cheer on your Donkey. Stalls and refreshments. Come watch the thrill of the races commencing from 2pm until 4pm.
Festival Finale Party with Electric Spank Saturday 11 July, 7.30pm–11.30pm, Town SquareElectric Spank FREE. A cornucopia of presentations, finishing with a party dancing to Electric Spank, who hail from deepest darkest Devon and are a 6-piece band who combine funk and soul with elements of swing jazz and afrobeat. Fresh and funky drum grooves are served with a side order of jazz guitar, topped with soulful vocals and trumpet – all nestling on a bed of rocksteady bass. Electric Spank are: Lucy Rice – Vocals, Carl Woodison – Trumpet, Ky Norgate – Guitar, Chris Legg – Bass, Jake Cole – Drums, Alastair Toms – Guitar.