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EVENTS in 2019

Events not in brochure see 6 June D-Day and 9 June CYT

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. Or download the PDF here.ArtTrail2019-sm

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 in Newcombes Meadow to kick off CredFest 2019   

Grab your rugs, deckchairs and picnic baskets and head down to Newcombes Meadow. Picnic in the Park is part 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.
There will be loads to see and do: live music from Crediton Arts Centre musicians; theatre from Suitcase Theatre Company and Turning Tides Project; the Beeline Project from Sustainable Crediton, where you can learn more about how to support bees and other pollinators; a display of vintage tractors, motors and farm tools; a free Zumba session; and to top it all a choice of popular food stalls form the organisers of the Crediton Food Festival (which is taking a break this year).

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

Title and Deed—Wed 5, Thu 6, Wed 12, Thur 13 June, 8.15pm

 By Will Eno

Theatre in the Living Room

16 George Hill, Crediton EX17 2DT (parking for blue badge holders only)

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. Book your ticket online

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.

D-Day Commemoration—Thu 6 June, 5–8pm

Town Square

Come together in the Town Square to enjoy an evening of songs and music from the 1940s commemorating 75 years since D-Day on 6 June 1944.
Singers Ice an’ a Slice and the wonderful Crediton Town Band will perform favourite wartime music that motivated our country to the start of a great victory.

The coffee shops will be open, serving your favourite tipple, together with an information stand on the background to D-Day.

This is a free event. Bring a seat, meet your friends and chat. Children also welcome.

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  Book your ticket online
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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.

Open Air Cinema 'GREASE'—Sat 8 June, 8pm–11pm

Newcombes Meadow

It’s official: you voted for GREASE.

Back for the third year running, grab your blankets and deck chairs and head down to Newcombes Meadow for the fabulous open air cinema event Screen On The Green. Bring your picnics or enjoy some tasty fare on offer from a selection of fabulous local traders. This is a free event but we will be asking for donations to help ensure the we can run the cinema again next year! Come on down as early as you like to soak up the atmosphere and bag your spot. The film won’t start until its dark enough to see the screen at around 9pm.

Forever Young: Crediton Youth Theatre all ages workshop—Sun 9 June, 1–5pm

Workshop for all 

Crediton Arts Centre

For one day only, CYT wll be throwing their doors open to adults for a packed afternoon of games, acting, singing and movement. So come along, let yourself go and enjoy improvisation, devising, individual and group work with members of our groundbreaking youth theatre. Bring comfortable clothes and a sense of humour. Anyone aged 10 and over can take part.

£10 (free to CYT members)

For more information or to book a place, please contact Jez on 01363 773337 or E-mail cyt@waxroom.co.uk

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

A special HEARTSONG CREDITON event – in conjunction with the SCRATCH CHOIR for welcoming refugees in Crediton event. Including funky and fun songs such as  ‘We have all come here on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now’; the poignant and powerful  ‘When Death was Behind Me’ ; and the inclusive, anthemic ‘Love is Everyone’. CANDLELIT, REFLECTIVE, ENERGISING AND NOURISHING

Tickets £7, concessions £5     Book your ticket online    Anyone and everyone welcome!

Refreshments available     Collection for ‘Help Refugees’.

Craft of Caring Mid Devon Care Trail—10–16 June

Significant Seams 

Pick up a Care Trail Leaflet from Turning Tides Tea Room at Crediton Station, Crediton Arts Centre, Crediton Community Bookshop, Chiddenbrook Surgery, Crediton Library or Lords Meadow Leisure Centre to ensure you see all of the pieces, and hear the stories associated with this curated exhibition of works exploring the complexities of caring. Join in a walking tour on Monday 10 June.  The exhibition is the culmination of an intensive project funded by Arts Council England, the Community Lottery Fund and Crediton Town Council.

Look out for the workshops on 11, 13 and 15 June.

Significant Seams is an award wining social enterprise that uses textiles and craft to build community and support people in vulnerable life moments

Contact: catherine@significantseams.org.uk

Everything is free

Craft of Caring, Visual Arts Workshop—11 June, 1pm–3pm

Crediton Arts Centre

 
Part of the Care Trail curated exhibition of works exploring the complexities of caring. Significant Seams is an award wining social enterprise that uses textiles and craft to build community and support people in vulnerable life moments. The exhibition is the culmination of an intensive project funded by Arts Council England, the Community Lottery Fund and Crediton Town Council.

Contact: catherine@significantseams.org.uk,

Everything is free

A Book Club Special Edition with Ann Cleeves—Wed 12 June, 3.30pm

Meet a best-selling author 

Crediton Community Bookshop

A book group discussion with Ann Cleeves about the latest book in her Vera series The Seagull.

Tickets: adult £5  Book your ticket online

Sponsored by Pan Macmillan & League of Friends Crediton Hospital as part of The Big Read

Big Read Ann Cleeves in conversation——Wed 12 June, 7.30pm

Meet a best-selling author 

Crediton Library

Ann Cleeves, best-selling author of the Shetland and Vera crime thrillers will be in conversation with Ann Oxborough about her books and TV series and her new novel, which is set in Devon.

Tickets: adult £6  Book your ticket online

Sponsored by Pan Macmillan; League of Friends Crediton Hospital; in partnership with Crediton Library  as part of The Big Read

Craft of Caring, Visual Arts Workshop—13 June, 11am–1pm

Turning Tides Tea Room at Crediton Train Station 

Part of the Care Trail curated exhibition of works exploring the complexities of caring. Significant Seams is an award wining social enterprise that uses textiles and craft to build community and support people in vulnerable life moments. The exhibition is the culmination of an intensive project funded by Arts Council England, the Community Lottery Fund and Crediton Town Council.

Contact: catherine@significantseams.org.uk,

Everything is free

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) Ann 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  Book your ticket online

 

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 perfu