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www.northdevontheatres.org.uk for Landmark Theatre (Ilfracombe) and Queen's Theatre (Barnstaple).

Cinemas

Central Cinema, Barnstaple.
The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington.
Lynton Cinema, Lynton.
Bideford Cinema, Bideford.
Embassy Cinema, Ilfracombe.
Croyde Deckchair Cinema, Croyde (surf films throughout the summer).





Posted on 12 Feb 2011 by Phil/Anne
What's On RHS Rosemoor April May June'14

April

Rare Local Plants of the Avon Gorge - Art Exhibition
1 March - 23 April

This new collection of detailed botanical art depicts rare local plants from the southwest of England. It is the work of six artists who were commissioned by the Curator of the University of Bristol Botanic Garden. The pictures portray specimens from the Avon Gorge near Bristol, including some of the Sorbus (whitebeams) that have evolved in that unique habitat. Free of charge with normal garden admission. See event details

RHS National Rhododendron Competition - 26 - 27 April

Rhododendron RabatzCome and marvel at the remarkable variety and colour of these beautiful spring flowering plants. This National Show has over 60 classes covering all types of Rhododendrons, as well as trade and advice stands plus magnificent displays of magnolias and camellias. View event details

May

Spring craft and design fair - 3 - 5 May

Handmade rabbit toyBrowse stalls of beautiful and unusual handmade items for home and garden. This three-day fair showcases a wealth of West Country creative talent and includes handcrafted ceramics, jewellery, clothing, handbags, glasswork and more. View event details

What now? Summer - 7 May

Tomato ZebrinoNew to gardening and unsure exactly what you should be doing when? Or perhaps you are you a keen gardener wanting tips on your timings? Let the RHS experts help you through the gardening year with techniques, tips, tricks and advice. View event details

Devon Chilli Fiesta - 10 - 11 May

Come to the county’s first-ever chilli festival, with a whole weekend dedicated to the world of chillies. The Devon Chilli Fiesta has a theme of ‘Growing Chillies’ and offers a great day out for chilli enthusiasts, gardeners, food lovers and families alike.  Commercial chilli growers and experts from across the UK will be on hand to meet visitors and answer their questions. View event details for Saturday and Sunday

The principles of composting - 13 May

Digging compostJoin a walk around Rosemoor’s composting facilities to look at RHS composting methods. You will learn how to compost on a small and large scale, discuss different systems, plus understand common problems and their solutions. View event details

‘Journeys into Middle-Earth’ exhibition
24 May - 25 August

Dragon by Simon BrantAn exhibition of original illustrations from J.R.R. Tolkien’s iconic books, including a collection of Tolkien memorabilia, garden trail, sculptures and a Middle Earth dwelling. View event details

July

Members' evenings - 10 and 24 July

Visitors enjoying the rose collectionA rare chance for RHS Members and their guests to enjoy beautiful Rosemoor on a summer’s evening (6-9pm). Stroll around the formal gardens listening to the subtle strains of live music floating out across the garden as you drink in the delicious scents of the evening air.

Rosemoor’s Plant Centre and Gift Shop will be open until 8pm and you can enjoy a delicious dinner in the Garden Kitchen (reservations: 01805 626821).

Posted on 11 Jan 2010 by Phil/Anne
What's On RHS Rosemoor February/March 2014

March

Rare Local Plants of the Avon Gorge - Art Exhibition
1 March - 23 April

This new collection of detailed botanical art depicts rare local plants from the southwest of England. It is the work of six artists who were commissioned by the Curator of the University of Bristol Botanic Garden. The pictures portray specimens from the Avon Gorge near Bristol, including some of the Sorbus (whitebeams) that have evolved in that unique habitat. Free of charge with normal garden admission. See event details

Early plant propagation - 25 March

Sowing seedFind out how we grow a range of plants from seed and cuttings on our nursery, and learn the basic nursery skills needed to produce healthy plants for the garden. View event details

Time with mum - 29 - 30 March

Mother and daughterBring your Mum to Rosemoor this weekend to enjoy a special lunchtime meal in our award-winning Garden Kitchen Restaurant. Plus, visit our professional pop-up studio to have portraits taken of yourself and your loved ones, at special prices. View event details

April

Easter at Rosemoor - 5 - 21 April

Colourful Easter eggsCelebrate Easter with us, whatever the weather. Get crafty with our Bloom & Zoom workshops, join our new Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt, and discover Rosemoor's beautiful wildflowers on a family adventure walk. View more about Easter at Rosemoor

The Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt - 5 - 21 April

Lindt Bunny artwork

For some magical family moments this Easter, hop through the gardens at Rosemoor on the trail of the Lindt Gold Bunny, following clues to lead you to a delicious Lindt treat for the hoppy-est Easter ever!

View event details

Eco Fair - 5 April

Watering canRosemoor's Eco Fair is designed to help anyone wanting to adopt a greener lifestyle, no matter how much you think you know on the subject. View event details

Family adventure walks - 7 April

Children in welliesJoin a tramp around the garden and woods exploring the stunning drifts of spring bulbs carpeting the ground. Please wear old clothes. View event details

Bloom & Zoom workshop with Mrs Recycle - 8 April

Making flowersUse found materials to make funky flowers and flying machines that can reach high into the sky!  Pick up your free, timed ticket from the front entrance on the day. View event details

Choosing trees for small gardens - 9 April

Planting a treeSmall garden? Wondering what you can grow? This garden walk will provide plenty of inspiring planting ideas to take home. View event details

Bloom & Zoom workshop with Mrs Recycle - 10 April

Making flowersUse found materials to make funky flowers and flying machines that can reach high into the sky!  Pick up your free, timed ticket from the front entrance on the day. View event details

Bloom & Zoom workshop with Mrs Recycle - 11 April

Making flowersUse found materials to make funky flowers and flying machines that can reach high into the sky!  Pick up your free, timed ticket from the front entrance on the day. View event details

Spring Gardening Weekend - 12 - 13 April

Pansies ready to plantCome and share in the RHS’s wealth of gardening knowledge at our inspiring Spring Gardening Weekend, which heralds the start of National Gardening Week (14 21 April). View event details

National Gardening Week - 14 - 20 April

Member with RHS advisorJoin us as we celebrate National Gardening Week - the country's biggest celebration of gardening - with inspiring events for everyone. More about National Gardening Week

May

Devon Chilli Fiesta - 10 - 11 May

Come to the county’s first-ever chilli festival, with a whole weekend dedicated to the world of chillies. The Devon Chilli Fiesta has a theme of ‘Growing Chillies’ and offers a great day out for chilli enthusiasts, gardeners, food lovers and families alike.  Commercial chilli growers and experts from across the UK will be on hand to meet visitors and answer their questions. View event details for Saturday and Sunday



Posted on 10 Jan 2010 by Phil/Anne
The North Devon Country Show 2013

North Devon Show 2013
Aug 7 (Wed),
Umberleigh

Our principal agriculture and countryside event held at Umberleigh Barton Farm, Umberleigh EX37 9DX.
www.northdevonshow.com


Welcome to the North Devon Show Official Website

Wednesday 7th August
Umberleigh Barton Farm on the A377
Umberleigh EX37 9DX
Hurry! Only a few days left to submit your horticulture and baking entries.

GATES OPEN AT 08.00 - SHOW OPENS AT 08.30 - SHOW CLOSES AT 18.00

Rosettes

This is North Devon's premier Agricultural spectacle. The annual event is a celebration of North Devon's agricultural roots.
A host of livestock classes occupy the arenas throughout the day with Alpacas, Cattle, Horses, Sheep, Show Jumping and Open Dog Show.
Attractions, displays, demonstrations and trade stands for all.
The show site is a completely level area of approximately 50 acres with an adjacent car parking area of 42 acres with good access on to the A377.

Grand parade of livestock

Hunt and hounds

Posted on 10 Jan 2010 by Phil/Anne
What's On in Appledore 2013

             Appledore from the River Torridge                         Sunset view from Pebble Ridge,                 The Torridge towards Bideford                            Tarka Morrismen       

                                                                                                          Westward Ho!                                                                                                      on Appledore Quay     

 

Home | Travel Info | Local Weather/Tide Times | Events | Things to do | Shops & Galleries | Restaurants/Cafes/Pubs  

Local Views | Accommodation | Places of Worship | Village News | Twinned Towns | Useful Contacts | Links

 

Things to do - Places to Visit - Local Attractions

Of course, favourite pastimes for all the family is crabbing from the Quay at Appledore and eating
Hocking's Bronze Medal Winning Dairy Cream Ices
Scrumptious ice-cream from a small long-established Appledore family business. Buy it from the van which is usually parked near to the Churchfields Car Park in Appledore - and various other locations for miles around! Once tried you'll be back for more! 

... but you may also enjoy the options listed below ...
** For information on the Appledore Visual Arts Festival, Appledore Book Festival and the Flower Festival - please go to Events **

In Appledore

Appledore / Instow Ferry
Of course you won't want to leave Appledore once you're here ... but you might fancy a little trip on the Ferry across to Instow!
Sailing times are roughly 2 hours either side of high tide but view the
Timetable link for more details. 

Appledore Lifeboat Station
Appledore RNLI Lifeboat Station, Jubilee Road, Appledore
Tel: +44 (0)1237 473969
website:
www.appledorelifeboat.org.uk/
Facebook
Appledore Lifeboat station is home two two lifeboats. These are an ILB (Inshore LifeBoat) of the Atlantic 75 class and an ALB (All weather LifeBoat) of the Tyne class.
North Devon Maritime Museum
Odun Road, Appledore, Bideford,
Tel: +44 (0)1237 422064  
Open Easter Saturday - end October
Monday - Friday: 10.30am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 1.30pm - 5pm
Adults - £2.00 Senior citizens - £1.50 Children - 50p

Appledore is home to the North Devon Maritime Museum, where each room depicts a different aspect of life at sea. 
Appledore Sails
Rock House,1 the Quay, Appledore, Devon, EX39 1QS
Tel: +44 (0)1237 423163 or 0780 271 3435
Come sailing with Appledore Sails. You can charter a 31 foot skippered yacht, with a skipper, just for yourselves for a short trip over Bideford Bar, for a day, weekend or longer. Or take a two to three hour pleasure boat or sailing trip or even a pleasurable sailing trip - around the picturesque Torridge Taw Estuary, on an Appledore made traditional lug sail boat.
Website:
www.appledoresails.co.uk
email:
mailto:info@appledoresails.co.uk

Appledore Leisure Cruise or Fishing Trips
Tel: +44 (0)7866 314260
Come aboard "Fender" my 18ft open boat. A family boat for many years, which now caters for small groups for either a few hours out cruising the river Torridge on a leisure trip or a fishing trip with everything supplied right down to the hook!

As an active crew member of the RNLI for over 20 years you're in safe hands with all life jackets provided. I can organise trips to suit just you or you, your family and friends. I look forward to welcoming you onboard soon.

  Appledore Pleasure/Fishing Cruises
Tel: +44 (0)1237 476191
The Cheeky Monkey - A 20ft locally built traditional wooden boat licensed and insured for ten passengers. She is safe and stable operating in the normally calm Torridge Estuary, therefore, no need to have concerns if you are not a good sailor.

The pleasure cruise commences at Appledore and proceeds up the River Torridge for 7-8 miles. The Estuary is steeped in history with many points of interest.

Appledore Pilot Gig Club
Provides a racing Pilot Gig for the people of Appledore encouraging young local people to get involved in the internationally fast growing sport of Pilot Gig racing.

Appledore Sub Aqua Club
Established in 1971 by a small group of workers from the Appledore Shipbuilding yard in North Devon, ASAC has grown steadily over the years to now include a membership total of 55. Age ranges between 16 and 65 ensure a variety of experience and knowledge.

Skern Lodge
Outdoor Activity Centre in Appledore
Tel: +44 (0)1237 475992
Get wet - climb high - stay low, whatever you want, you can do it!
Skern Lodge will give you a day or stay to remember, where adults and children alike will find fun, challenge, inspiration and laughter. Enjoy an outdoor activity programme to meet all of your needs, suitable for groups, individuals, families, friends and hen and stag parties.

Appledore Guided Walks
Tel: +44 (0)1237 424949
by local historian David Carter. The Apple-Tours have provded popular with visitors and locals alike for a number of years. These 90-minute guided walks delve deeply into the history of this historic maritime and shipbuilding village. Find out about the life of people here, what they did, why the women ran the village, and what conditions were like in times past. Walks generally run from mid-June to mid-September, every Monday and Wednesday starting 4.30pm from Docton Court Gallery in Myrtle Street, Appledore. £4.00 adults - Free for children - no need to book, just turn up.

Instow walks also available (ferry fare not included). Both walks can take place at other times for groups of 6 or more, by private arrangement.





Posted on 10 Jan 2010 by Phil/Anne

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