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Into the Mix

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Into the Mix

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Into the Mix is coming to Torre Abbey in Torquay on Saturday 6 July. This new and free entry inclusive event will bring together diverse local communities to celebrate through music, dance, making, food, spoken word, performance, stalls and more!

Running from 10.30am to 5.30pm, Into The Mix will feature two stages of live music and entertainment including multi-award-winning Devon folk singer/songwriter Jim Causley, Torbay’s own Wren Choir/Torbay Folk Choir and African, Reggae and Latin sounds from Wendy and the Coconuts. The Spanish Barn is being run by young talent, adding to the programme with several talented performers from their pool of singers and musicians.

A second stage on the steps in front of the Abbey, with the colourful and infectious Samba Roc Band opening proceedings in the morning. They will be followed by the likes of Riviera Sound, Taiko Journey, the Hummingbirds, Polonia Polish dance and music and African drumming and dancing from Shumba Arts. There will also be some fun participation on offer including Tai Chi, Bollywood and urban dance.  

Another highlight will be the spoken word area, where people will share stories, informative chats and poetry, featuring Amimbola Alao, Malaika Kegode and Tom Denbigh and many others. The programme will also include a talk on swimming and mental health, Drag Queen Story Time and a history of the Rainbow Flag and its importance to the LGBT+ community. 

Nathalie Palin, one of the team of producers bringing the event together, said: “Into The Mix has been developed with so many different voices in the community – it’s going to be a wonderful, colourful, celebratory day. We really hope that people bring along family and friends to relax, enjoy, explore, dance and celebrate together.”

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Please note that this event is family friendly. It will feature information stands and food outlets. The event is alcohol free.