What's On

Dartmoor Diary

Please tel: (01647) 441174 or email: editor@dartmoormagazine.co.uk about what’s going on in your part of Dartmoor: insertion in the magazine and on the website (constantly updated) is free! You can also tell us about your event via the website ‘What’s On’ tab. Priority will be given to non-commercial organisations; to advertise a commercial event please contact the editor. Many thanks to Steve Mason for compiling this list.

 

 

 

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  • JUNE
  • Saturday 1 June

    Going on Taw Storytelling and poetry performance by Katy Lee beside the River Taw at Belstone 3.45pm

    belstonevillage.net
  • Dartmoor Prison Break (endurance race) Dartmouth Search and Rescue Team Plymouth

    dartmoorprisonbreak.com
  • Saturday 2 March–Saturday 11 May

    Summer Fete 2–4pm Chagford House St Michael’s Church

    chagford-parish.co.uk/event/5498
  • Saturday 1 June–Saturday 6 July

    PJW Woodworks (exhibition) Paul Ward 10am–5pm Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey MAKE Southwest

    makesouthwest.org.uk
  • Saturday 1 June–Monday 30 September

    Natural Elements: South West Sculptors Exhibition 10am–6pm Thurs–Mon Stone Lane Gardens Chagford

    stonelanegardens.com
  • Tuesday 4 June

    Burrator and Sheepstor (walk) Paul Rendell 7pm Burrator Dam car park Princetown History Club

  • Wednesday 5 June

    Parole Parishioners in Ashburton (talk) Barbie Thompson 7.30pm Church House Widecombe History Group

    lizwellfarm@gmail.com
  • Thursday 6 June

    D-Day 80 Beacon Lighting 8.30pm Meldon Hill Chagford Parish Council

    chagford-parish.co.uk/event/5468
  • Friday 7–Sunday 9 June

    Craft Festival Bovey Tracey 20th anniversary

    craftfestival.co.uk
  • Saturday 8 June

    Local Artisan Market 10am–5pm Methodist Hall, Bovey Tracey Teignmouth Arts Action Group

    teignmoutharts.org
  • Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars Dr Peter Beale 10.30am–4.30pm The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum

    thegardenhouse.org.uk
  • Sherlock and Watson: A Murder in the Garden (play) Stone Lane Gardens, nr Chagford

    stonelanegardens.com
  • Saturday 8–Sunday 16 June

    Great Big Green Week Okehampton

    greatbiggreenweek.com
  • Sunday 9 June

    Pudsham Meadows Open Day Norman Cowling 12–3pm Pudsham Common, Buckland in the Moor (SX 726 747) Dartmoor Preservation Association

    dartmoorpreservation.co.uk
  • Tuesday 11 June

    LifeStories project: D Day 80 years event 11am to 12pm listen to and share family memories leading up to and following the Allies’ invasion of France  at TASS (Tavistock Area Support Services), The Anchorage Centre, Tavistock (01822) 616958 suggested donation £2

  • Saturday 15 June

    Dry Stone Walling Course Bruce Baker 9.30am–4.30pm East Prawle, Kingsbridge (SX 777 358) Devon Rural Skills Trust

    dsrt.org.uk
  • Food and Drink Fair Butchers Hall Tavistock Town Council

    tavistock.gov.uk
  • Sunday 16 June

    Shilstone Garden Tour Lucy Fenwick 11.30am–1pm Devon Rural Archive

    devonruralarchive.com
  • Flower and Craft Festival 10am–6pm St Andrews Church Moretonhampstead

  • Tuesday 18 June

    Bere Alston (walk) Clive Charlton 7pm Bere Alston village hall car park, Yelverton and District Local History Society

    yelvertonhistory.co.uk
  • Thursday 20 June

    The Magic and Folklore of Dartmoor (talk) Ethan Pennell 7–9pm Museum of Dartmoor Life, Okehampton

    dartmoorlife.org.uk
  • Friday 21 June–Saturday 31 August

    Open Exhibition Green Hill Arts Moretonhampstead

    greenhillarts.co.uk
  • Saturday 22 June

    Romeo and Juliet (play) Illyria Outdoor Theatre 7–9.30pm The Garden House. See 8 June.

  • Crownhill Fort (tour) 10am–1pm Devon History Society

    devonhistorysociety.org.uk
  • Saturday 22 June

    Summer Concert 7.30pm Mount Kelly Choral Society Tavistock Methodist Church free entry

    mountkellychoralsociety.com
  • Thursday 27 June

    Ever Decreasing Circles (walk) Visit 4 Bronze Age stone circles with John Howell 10am–3pm 6miles (9km) Fernworthy car park (SX 669 839) Dartmoor Preservation Association. See 9 June.

  • Plants, Poultices and Persecution talk) Tracey Norman Museum of Dartmoor Life, Okehampton. See 20 June.

  • Saturday 29 June

    Dunsford Summer Show

    dunsfordshow.co.uk
  • John Rutter’s Requiem (choral workshop) 9.30am–5pm Jubilee Hall Chagford Singers

    chagfordsingers.co.uk
  • Dry Stone Walling Course Bruce Baker 9.30am–4.30pm Coleridge Farm, Chillington (SX 793 441) Devon Rural Skills Trust. See 15 June.

  • Saturday 29 June–Saturday 6 July

    Ashburton Carnival Week

    discoverashburton.info/whats-on
  • Sunday 30 June

    Fernworthy (walk) Hilary Luce 10am–5pm 9 miles (14.5km) Postbridge Visitor Centre (SX 6465 7890) Dartmoor Preservation Association. See 9 June.

  • JULY
  • Tuesday 2 July

    Princetown (walk) Simon Dell 6.30pm DNPA Visitor Centre Princetown History Club

  • Wednesday 3 July

    The Pursuit of North Water (talk) Jim McNeill 7.30pm Widecombe History Group. See 5 June.

  • Friday 5 July

    A Shroud for Mother Nature (felting workshops) Yuli Somme 10am–1pm + 2–5pm Also on 12 and 19 July Museum of Dartmoor Life, Okehampton. See 20 June.

  • Friday 5–Saturday 6 July

    Tavistock Arts Market Butchers Hall Tavistock Town Council. See 15 June

  • Saturday 6 July

    Brenstock (music festival) 12–11.45pm Brentor village hall

    brenstock.co.uk
  • Open Day 10.30am–3.30pm Lustleigh village hall Lustleigh Community Archive

    lustleigh-society.org.uk
  • Concert – Brent Singers Handel’s Coronation Anthems and Mozart’s Coronation Mass 7.30pm Buckfast Abbey

    brentsingers.org.uk
  • Saturday 6–Sunday 7 July

    Back to the 1940s (themed event) Buckfastleigh Station South Devon Railway Company

    southdevonrailway.co.uk
  • Saturday 6 July–Saturday 2 November

    Maker Members Show (exhibition) MAKE Southwest. See 1 June.

  • Tuesday 9 July

    Black Dog Folklore (talk) Mark Norman Museum of Dartmoor Life, Okehampton. See 20 June.

  • Celebrating Dartmoor Wool workshop 9.30am Gidleigh village hall + Spiritual celebration of Dartmoor in prose, poetry and music 2pm Gidleigh church. The Dartmoor Society

    Celebrating Dartmoor Wool workshop 9.30am Gidleigh village hall + Spiritual celebration of Dartmoor in prose, poetry and music 2pm Gidleigh church. The Dartmoor Society

    dartmoorsociety.com
  • Saturday 13 July–Saturday 31 August

    Ceramics (exhibition) Alex McCarthy MAKE Southwest. See 1 June.

  • Tuesday 16 July

    Rumleigh House and Grounds (walk) 6.30pm Rumleigh House, nr Bere Alston (SX 448 682) Yelverton and District Local History Society. See 18 June.

  • Thursday 18 July

    An Exploration of the Plym (walk) John Howell 10am–1pm 4 miles (10.5km) Shaugh Bridge car park (SX 534 636) Dartmoor Preservation Association. See 9 June.

  • The Italian Garden at Great Ambrook Angela Dodd-Compton 7.30pm Lustleigh village hall Lustleigh Society

  • Thursday 18–Saturday 20 July

    Summer Fair Butchers Hall Tavistock Town Council. See 15 June.

  • Saturday 20 July

    Ale Tasting and Bread Weighing Ceremony 2pm St Lawrence Lane Ashburton. See 29 June.

  • Village Fair 2–10pm North Bovey

    northbovey.org
  • Friday 26 July

    Dewer, The Devil and Old Crockern: The Master of the Hunt by Many Names (talk) Helen Bruce Museum of Dartmoor Life, Okehampton. See 20 June.

  • Saturday 27–Sunday 28 July

    Wonderworks (craft fair) 10am–7pm Jubilee Hall Wonderworks

    chagford-parish.co.uk/event/5508
  • Saturday 27 July–Friday 2 August

    A Wild Walk on Dartmoor (Exhibition) 10am–5pm Teignmouth Arts Action Group, Teignmouth. See 8 June.

  • AUGUST
  • Thursday 1–Saturday 3 August

    Summer Fair 11am–7pm Buckfast Abbey

    Buckfast.org.uk/events
  • Friday 2–Saturday 3 August

    Tavistock Arts Market Butchers Hall Tavistock Town Council. See 15 June.

  • Saturday 3 August

    Wind in the Willows Boxtree Productions 2pm and 6.30pm The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum. See 8 June.

  • Monday 5 August

    History Day (exhibition) 11am–3.30pm Widecombe History Group. See 5 June.

  • Tuesday 6 August

    Moorlands Farm (walk) Layland Branfield 6.30pm Dartmoor Training Centre (SX 626 739) Princetown History Club

  • Wednesday 7 August

    The Origin and Work of The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (talk) Mark Bailey Widecombe History Group. See 5 June.

  • Thursday 8 August

    Teddy Bear Picnic 10.30am–4.30pm The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum. See 8 June.

  • Saturday 10 August

    Manaton Show and Fair 1.30pm

    manatonshowandfair.co.uk
  • Saturday 10–Sunday 11 August

    Summer Fair 10.30am–3.30pm The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum. See 8 June.

  • Wednesday 14–Thursday 15 August

    British Firework Championship 9.30pm Plymouth Hoe

    visitplymouth.co.uk
  • Thursday 15 August

    Chagford Show 8.30am Dogmarsh Field, Mill End

    chagfordshow.co.uk
  • Thursday 15–Saturday 17 August

    Arts and Crafts Market Butchers Hall Tavistock Town Council. See 15 June.

  • Saturday 17 August

    Summer BBQ 2pm Coombe Meadow, Ashburton The Dartmoor Society

    dartmoorsociety.com
  • Christow Show

    christowshow.org
  • Moretonhampstead Carnival Food Festival

    facebook.com/MoretonFoodFest2020
  • Saturday 17–Sunday 18 August

    RAF Harrowbeer 1940s Weekend Yelverton

    www.rafharrowber1940s.com
  • Tuesday 20 August

    Ice Cold on the North Moor (walk) John Howell 10am–1pm 4 miles (6.5km) Sourton parish hall (SX 536 904) Dartmoor Preservation Association. See 9 June.

  • The Beardown Inscriptions (walk) Simon Dell 7pm Two Bridges car park (SX 609 751) Yelverton and District Local History Society. See 18 June.

  • Friday 23–Monday 26 August

    Summer Rails and Ales (beer festival) Staverton Station South Devon Railway Company. See 6 July.

  • Monday 26 August

    Lustleigh Village Show 10am–5.30pm

    thelustleighshow.com
  • Peter Tavy Village Fayre

  • Monday 26–Thursday 29 August

    Moretonhampstead Carnival Week Moretonhampstead

    visitmoretonhampstead.co.uk
  • Thursday 29 August

    Tavistock Photography Club Exhibition Butchers Hall Tavistock Town Council. See 15 June.