WHAT'S ON IN SOUTH DEVON: Running, walking, dancing
RUNNING, walking and dancing - it's all about being active in South Devon this weekend as autumn begins to close in.
Jazz lovers won’t want to miss the Neil Maya Quartet at the Barrel House, Totnes, tonight.
Made up of four of the most established jazz musicians in Devon, three of whom are based in the Totnes area, this is a band which takes jazz to a different level.
The band play jazz-based music calling on many different genres and styles with melody and lyricism at the heart of what they do.
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They play their own compositions as well as standard repertoire. They will also be performing Neil’s new composition Dartmoor, part of his very slowly expanding South Devon Suite for the first time at the Barrel House.
The gig starts at 8.30pm and tickets will be available at the door.
Running the Churston Flyer would be a good way to spend your Sunday morning. The race is a five-mile event starting and finishing at Churston Ferrers Grammar School, and the flat course through the lanes to Brixham and back is ideal for runners of all abilities.
The race is backed by Torquay running shop The Runners Guide.
Anyone who has just received a London Marathon confirmation through the post will find the run an ideal way to kick-start winter training.
The race, organised by South Devon Athletic Club, incorporates the Ross Shield, which attracts teams of runners from all over Devon.
However, it also encourages beginners and runners considering taking part in their first event.
The school has showers and changing facilities.
The race is for those aged 15 and over. It starts at 11am and you can enter on the day at the school as long as you sign up by 10.30am.
Rowcroft Hospice’s A Walk to Remember is a very special and brand new event providing families across South Devon the chance to gather all generations and enjoy time together.
Taking place on Sunday at Lupton House in Churston this event promises a unique day out for all and a chance to remember loved ones.
Bring your friends and family along for a two mile walk, and help raise vital funds for patient care at the hospice. A Walk to Remember will also raise awareness of the work of local charity Children and Families in Grief.
You can choose to walk at 10.30am or 2pm, and refreshments and children’s activities will be provided. Dogs on leads are welcome.
Sign up now and make it a day to remember at www.walktoremember.org.uk
Upcoming comedian Chris Ramsey will be appearing at the Flavel in Dartmouth tomorrow. As seen on Celebrity Juice, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Russell Howard’s Good News, Argumental and soon to be playing the lead role in brand new BBC Two sitcom ‘Hebburn’, Foster’s Comedy Award nominee Chris brings his new show Feeling Lucky to South Devon as part of a nationwide tour.
As well as live and television appearances, Chris is fast becoming a familiar voice on the radio, with regular guest slots on Radio 1’s Review Show and 5Live’s Seven Day Sunday and has featured as a mentor on BBC Radio 4’s Stand Up For Comic Relief. BBC Radio 4 has also aired a half-hour version of his Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated show Offermation.
The show at the Flavel kicks off at 8pm, tickets are £10 in advance and £12 on the door.
For one night only, all the original hits will be performed by four of the most popular bands of the 1960s.
The Sensational 60s Show will appear at the Princess Theatre in Torquay on Thursday, October 11, starring The Tremeloes, Hermans Hermits, The Union GapUK and The Ivy League.
Packed with nostalgia and hits such as Silence is Golden, Twist and Shout, Here comes my Baby, Do you Love Me, and Angel Of The Morning.
Step back in time and relive the past during an evening true to the 1960s when pop music was at its very best.
The concert starts at 7.30pm on October 11. Tickets are available from the box office on 0844 8713023 or online @ www.atgtickets.com/torquay
ONE Accord promise a night of glorious singing on Saturday at Torquay’s Little Theatre.
It will be their first appearance at the venue, and chairman Paul Woodhouse said: “We are extremely excited about performing at the Little Theatre and the group is working hard on new and well-established material to make this a night to remember.”
As well as winning the adult choir trophy at the Torbay Music Festival for the fourth year running and giving several great concerts in Torbay in June, the choir was asked to perform at Dartington Hall on the same bill as the Military Wives.
One Accord’s accompanist at the Little Theatre will be Peter Hurst and its musical director/conductor is Belinda Byers.
They will also play at St Andrew’s Church in Paignton on October 26 and St Luke’s Church, Buckfastleigh on November 10.
The Little Theatre concert starts at 7.30pm and will feature solos, duets and choral singing. The programme will include Bridge Over Troubled Water, a medley of Bond themes, Over The Rainbow, Tonight, Chasing Cars, Bohemian Rhapsody and much more.
As part of the world’s biggest celebration of drawing, Cockington Court Crafts Centre will host a Big Draw event on Saturday.
Visitors will have a chance to unleash their creativity and have fun while drawing on ‘never-ending sheets of paper’.
The colourful masterpiece will then be displayed on the corridor walls and down the spiral stairwell of the Manor House.
The Big Draw is free to attend and families are invited to visit the Manor House foyer from midday to 4pm to take part in the event, and explore the stunning grounds of Cockington Court.
Craft Centre director Marissa Wakefield said: “The creative buzz of Cockington Court Craft Centre makes it the perfect place to host such an event and we are delighted that our visitors on Saturday will have a chance to take part in such an inspirational activity.”
For more information, log on to www.cockingtoncourt.org