THE PLOUGH ARTS CENTRE - GALLERY – Photographic Exhibition
PAUL SEED – A display of photographs, depicting the local landscape and people over recent years.
TOWN COUNCIL CHAMBER –CASTLE HILL(TBC)
JOHN HURFORD – Internationally renowned – but locally based - psychedelic illustrator and artist.
THE PLOUGH ARTS CENTRE
BELLYDANCING WORKSHOP - 1.30 (£6) (Max 15 PEOPLE)
Marianne who has been belly dancing since 2001 and been teaching classes locally since 2014 is holding a fun, informal open level workshop as part of the Round the Square festival.
This Workshop is suitable for anyone wanting to try belly dance for the first time in an informal fun environment, no previous knowledge is required. Basic dance moves and a choreography will be taught which can be performed in the square along with Marianne and the Fun Style belly dancers (this is voluntary) as part of a performance afterwards.
MAIN SPACE - STANDING
FAMILY FRENCH DANCE WORKSHOP - 1.30- FREE - Donations
Family friendly FRENCH DANCE (Fez Deiz) WITH ‘TRUFFETÈTE’ and Guests - 3.00PM (£6)
Come and enjoy a relaxed French/Breton dance with local band, Truffetète alongside members of the Twinning group and visitors. The An Dro, Schottische, Gavotte, any many other dances – social dancing at its most enjoyable!
Truffetête formed eight years ago and has been providing live accompaniment for regular French and Breton dances in North Devon and beyond ever since. A Torrington based band, they are inspired by musical styles from Brittany to Eastern Europe.
‘MORRIS-A LIFE WITH BELLS ON’ - 7.30 PM – FILM – 2009 (£5.50)
Plus (TBC) – A complementary brace of vintage comedy cartoons from the Fred Quimby era!
And to close out the festival and continuing with the ‘Day of Dance ‘ theme- a light hearted film released in 2009 which has achieved ‘cult’ status over the recent past (think ‘spinal tap’ of morris dancing) – a genuinely relaxing way to wind up the festival proceedings with a west country backdrop
The morris dancing scene is scrutinised in this eminently amiable indie mockumentary from filmmaker-actors Charles Thomas Oldham and Lucy Akhurst
(Talks limited to 20 people maximum.)
11.00 a.m. (£6.00)
Illustrated talk - ‘CHANGING LANDSCAPES’ –Dave Edgcombe North Devon Coast AONB
From Marshland Mouth to Combe Martin, more than 170 sq. kms of North Devons coast have been nationally protected as an Area of Outstanding Beauty for almost 60 years.
The Beaford Archive contains many photographs of this area taken during the past 100 years. Now AONB Project Officer and coastline expert Dave Edgcombe has visited key coastal sites and rephotographed Archive images, which show how much has changed as North Devon has developed.
2.00 p.m. (£6.00)
Illustrated Talk – LIFE ON THE VERGE – HOW WE CAN HELP LOCAL WILDLIFE AND SUPPORT THE BIOSPHERE? – Matt Edworthy, Clare Manning (The North Devon Biosphere)
With the right management verges can be haven’s for wildlife and valuable wildlife corridors. Join Clare Manning to find out about the “Life on the Verge” project that will train and support communities to manage selected verges to improve their value for wildlife. Involving and engaging people with the environment is a key aim of North Devon’s World Biosphere Reserve. Find out more about what and where this is and how the people of Torrington might benefit.
THE SQUARE / UNDERCROFT – TOWN HALL / THE STREETS
THROUGHOUT THE DAY – CHILDRENS / STREET THEATRE, ACTIVITIES with ‘Higher Beings’
HAIR BRAIDING, FACE PAINTING….. FREE – Donations
STREET FOOD FROM 3PM
12.00 THE GITTISHAM HALL NEW ORLEANS JAZZ BAND
1.30 MORRIS DANCE – WINKLEIGH MORRIS
2.00 FIRESTONE – APPALACHIAN and PERCUSSIVE DANCE
2.30 FUN STYLE BELLYDANCE DISPLAY
3.30` FIRESTONE – APPALACHIAN and PERCUSSIVE DANCE
4.00 MORRIS DANCE – WINKLEIGH MORRIS
4.30 STREETZ – CONTEMPORARY STREET
TORRIDGE VALE CLUB
CONCERT – RICH COTTELL + SUPPORT £8
Some people just have it. Rich Cottell is simply one of ‘those’ people.
Born and raised in the rolling hills of Devon, Rich found music at a very young age – that and Star Wars Lego…
Describing his music as a feel good indie pop – with a ‘life is just wonderful’ vibe, Rich’s personality is a perfect match for his music.
“I have been playing music for as long as I can remember – and love to write my own songs. To have people listen to my tunes and go away feeling positive is just the best feeling”
Having sold over 5000 copies of his self-released debut EP ‘In The Now’, Rich has since recorded the LP ‘More Than Just A Geek’. This was funded, in the main, by using the same idea of the inspired Jack Black film, ‘School of Rock’, with Rich teaching music in Primary Schools throughout Devon and jamming in as many gigs as humanly possible at night and weekends. At 22, Rich’s work and life ethics are way beyond his years.
CONSERVATIVE CLUB, South St
1.00 - 6.00 pm (Free – Donations)
TBC Acoustic and unplugged- Folk and Acoustic session throughout the afternoon.
All tickets will be (only) available from the Plough and its online portal. All events need appropriate ticketing due to number restrictions.
All under 16 free.
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