Devon Open Studios is back from Saturday 7 to Sunday 22 September, showcasing art in the private and often hidden spaces of artists and makers on our doorstep. This intimate tour of local artists is a rare opportunity to get up-close and personal in paint-splatted studios and creatively-filled homes. Do the whole thing or pick a few places near you. It’s free entry to browse, say hello and you might even take some great art home.
The bay is a truly stunning place to be. As a UNESCO Global Geopark, the natural landscape has always provided inspiration for folks like us. Add the architectural heritage, and wow you’ve got one heck of a view. Join us as we share 10 of the most instagrammable places in Torbay.
It’s back, England’s Seafood Feast is once again hosted right here in the Bay from the 20th September to the 6th October 2019. As the home of England’s biggest fishing port by value, this is two weeks to come together and celebrate all things seafood. Brixham fish market and a wonderful range of restaurants, cafes, hotels and attractions are hosting events from cookery classes to special dinners.
The Blue Walnut in Chelston, Torquay is the place you’ll find one of Europe's smallest cinemas - 23 seats hosting the Manhattan Short Film Festival every year - and where its new owners have shifted gears with award winning deli products, a tasty new menu and a lively programme of intimate, creative events. Step inside with The Shorely
Where did summer go? Yes, it’s September already, but never fear - The Shorely’s what’s on list is here with plenty to keep you entertained - with a special focus on the International Agatha Christie Festival and England’s Seafood FEAST.
Based in Brixham is a theatre company, whose passion and dedication has resulted into a strong international reputation. The South Devon Players Theatre & Film Company started with two performers and a dream, now that’s turned into an award-winning theatre company. We spoke to Laura Jury, co-founder, director and performer to find out more.
‘How do I love thee, let me count the ways?’, the occult, Bovril, a Prime Minister, the scandal that brought LGBTQ+ to the media, the UK’s answer to Stephen King, and a rollerskating nurse who would become the best-selling novelist of all time. Take a literary tour around Torquay and uncover the places and stories of the greatest writers of all time, who, for the past 200 years, have flocked to the English Riviera. Discover a new and free walking trail that reveals the vast and yet hidden literary heritage on our doorstep.
The Archive of Missing Things (11-14 Sep) is part online scavenger hunt, part audio-play and part live performance from Canada's Zuppa Theatre. We spoke to Alex Mclean, Co-Artistic Director of Zuppa Theatre, about the UK premiere of this unique 90-minute performance at Torquay Library, as part of the International Agatha Christie Festival. You make your way through an online maze, seeking the dark secret at its centre. But you aren’t alone; there are clues all around you – a live performance is happening quietly in the library. Will you spot where?