Winkleigh Mini Market, every second Saturday in the month 10:00 11:00 in the village hall. Local produce, cakes, plants, crafts.
Barnstaple - Tuesday Friday and Saturday in the Pannier Market. Tel. 01271 379084
Bideford Second and Fourth Saturday in the month, 09:00 - 14:00 - ring 01237 428700 to check
Crediton First Saturday in the month
Exeter Thursday mornings - junction of Fore Stree and South Street, 09:00 - 14:00.
Okehampton Third Saturday in the month - Town centre (St James' square)
Tiverton Third Wednesday in the month
What's on near our cottage and eco lodges in Devon.
Here are some of the events going on near us in the coming months.
This list was correct when we put it together, but please check details of your event before setting out, as more information may be available.
Devon events near Wheatland Farm cottage and lodges
Farmer's markets near your accommodation
Devon self catering cottage and eco lodges
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On 07 May at 8.00pm Little Soldier Productions present Patricia Rodríguez and Mercè Ribot in You and Me, at the Plough Arts Centre, Torrington (13 miles from your Devon self catering accommodation). A bitter-sweet physical comedy for anyone who is a day older than yesterday! Two elderly sisters live in a foreign land against the backdrop of a battered rug and a mountain of mysterious boxes. They share an existence of outrageous defamation, tender reminiscing and pure madness, careering between affection and annoyance. But is their behaviour just eccentricity or something more destructive? A touching story presented by Little Soldier, exploring old age with humour, imagination and tenderness. Tickets Full £10.00 Concession £8.00. Box Office on 01805 624624.
On 09 May Al Murray (The Pub Landlord) is bringing his show, The Only Way is Epic, to the Plough. SOLD OUT
On 10 and 11 May see some brilliant clowning in two local villages. Le Navet Bete perform Napoleon and Extravaganza, two performances for audiences of all ages and backgrounds with the sole intention of making you laugh.
Napoleon: A Defence. As Napoleon is chased across Europe by Major Blunt, Duke Welly, Josephine and a whole host of ridiculous characters that probably shouldn't be there, prepare yourselves for an insight into the truth behind the Napoleonic Wars.
Extravaganza. Fed up with being misunderstood and undervalued at home - and forgetting how much they dislike each other - three very different clowns go in search of their own pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Meanwhile, as they prepare to leave, a small German boy stows himself away in their tour van. What they all discover on their travels is far from what they'd bargained for…
Friday 10th May, 7pm, Burrington Village Hall: Tickets £7.50(ad)/£5(ch)/£22.50(fam) - Tel 01769 520241.
Saturday 11th May, 7pm, Dolton Village Hall: Tickets £7.50(ad)/£5(ch)/£22.50(fam) - Tel 01805 804432 or 01805 804544.
On 12 May take children to make mini rafts and race them on the River Lyd at the National Trust's Lydford Gorge, 13:00 - 15:00. Lydford is about 21 miles from the cottage and lodges, on the western side of Dartmoor. Normal property admissions, plus £2 per child.
On 16 May at 8.00pm it's Comedy Night at the Plough with Richard Herring: Talking Cock. It's an object of shame and pride; it inspires laughter and fear; it's a symbol of power, yet it's incredibly fragile; it can be a pound of flesh or an ounce of winkles, it can be used to express both love and hate; it creates life, it can condemn us to death... and it can do wees as well. How can one tiny flap of sponge and sinew be all these things? "Man's answer to the Vagina Monologues" Guardian. Richard Herring intends to find the answers in this tenth anniversary update of his critically acclaimed show that exposes the truth about men and their flutes of love. Sell-out at the Edinburgh Fringe 2002 and Melbourne Comedy Festival 2003, translated and performed in over a dozen European countries, published as a book by Ebury press. All tickets £16.00. Adult humour assumed. Box Office on 01805 624624. The Plough is about 13 miles from your Devon accommodation.
But maybe that's entirely too frivolous for you, and if so, you could try Mukti Mitchell's The Happiness Calculator, also on at the Plough (8.15pm). Mukti Mitchell, North Devon's 'Climate Guru', is best known for sailing around Britain to promote happiness-inspired low carbon living. He has won several awards for the creation of his carbon footprint calculator, eco-yacht design and unique secondary glazing system. In this interactive presentation, he demonstrates his quality of life calculator, describes the thrills and perils of sailing around Britain in a 15ft yacht, and gives tips on energy conservation for period homes. Mukti is currently director of CosyHome Company in Bideford. This is a free talk, but reserve tickets by phoning the Box Office on 01805 624624.
On 18 May there's a Vintage motorcycle rally at Finch Foundry, a Devon National Trust property about 13 miles away from your holiday accommodation in the village of Sticklepath. Runs from 11:00 - 16:30. No charge for the rally, but normal entry fees if you want to go into the Foundry. It's worth it though, to see the last water-powered forge in England.
On Saturday 18 May at 8.00pm it's Comedy Night with Mark Thomas. In advance of a brand new series of his Sony Award Winning Radio 4 show, Mark Thomas goes back to the country to test out brand new policy ideas and invite comments from the audience. Someone has got to lead us out of this mess! New material and new stand up from the UK's finest political comedian in this special one-off performance at The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington. The Plough is about 13 miles from your self catering accommodation. Tickets Full £15.00 Concession £13.00. Box Office 01805 624624. Pre-show set two course meal served in The Plough Cafe from 6pm for £12. Call 01805 625925 to book a table)
On Sunday 19 May at 7.30pm Nigerian singer Funmi Olawumi, the founder of the Yoruba Women Choir, plays the Plough with her 12-piece big band. Together they mix afrobeat, juju, highlife and fuji to create a big sound that is faaji music. Faaji is a Yoruba word for having a good time and with the rich eloquence of the talking drums driving the music expect explosive rhythms from one the great names of Nigerian music. Tickets Full £16.00 Concession £13.00. There's also a Singing Workshop with Funmi from 4-6pm £10, all tickets. Box Office on 01805 624624.
On Tuesday 21 May at 8.00pm Aslan Productions bring Snap Catch Slam to the Plough in Torrington. A young teacher, pushed to her limit. A Polish family, devastated with nowhere to turn. A devoted mother, crushed when her guard was down. Three devastating accounts of a single minute in one day that changed everything. Snap.Catch.Slam is an award winning new play inspired by real life events by Emma Jowett. Three intimate and raw stories of unique moments that changed lives irrevocably. Finalist in the London Theatre Writing Award 2010. Nominated for Best Actress in The Stage awards. Tickets Full £10.00 Concession £9.00. Box Office 01805 624624.
On Thursday 23 May at 8.15pm Tracy Nicholson is playing a Gallery Gig at the Plough Arts Centre. Although from a very musical family, Tracy only started singing at the age of forty when she bought her first acoustic guitar. She quickly lost herself in the magical process of making music and started writing her own material six months later. Weaving everyday life with the beauty of nature into the fabric of her creations, Tracy feels that her songs are also poems in their own right. Together with an eclectic mix of covers from Leonard Cohen to Christine McVie, her set should appeal to a wide audience. Tickets £5.00. Box Office on 01805 624624.
On Friday 24 May at 8.00pm it's Comedy Night. The Boy with Tape on His Face - More Tape. Mime with noise. Stand-up with no talking. Drama with no acting. As Seen on The Royal Variety Performance, BBC2's Comedy Prom, ITV1's Comedy Rocks and BBC3's Live at the Fringe. But if you must know, he will have a gunfight, battle Darth Vader and bring John Lennon back to life. All this and more... Tickets full £14 concession £13. Box Office on 01805 624624.
On Sat 25 May at 8.00pm commUNITY Music presents Radical Dance Faction at the Plough. Advance tickets £14.00 On the door £16.00 (if available).
On 30 May at 8.00pm catch an Evening of Fiddle and Guitar with... Jon Sevink & Dan Donnelly. Jon Sevink, the man behind the fiddle driven sound of THE LEVELLERS and Dan Donnelly, a globetrotting troubadour with self-deprecating humour and folk pop sensibility welcome you to an evening of acoustic music. Featuring some of the Levellers greatest hits, plus some new material and a few surprises. Jon and Dan have shared bills for many years, becoming good friends, but have only recently started playing together. Hear the Levellers timeless tunes as you've never heard them before and some elements of Dan Donnelly's obscure take on folk music. Tickets Full £14 concession £12. Box Office 01805 624624.
Or if all that's too fast-paced for you, on 30 May you can try Snail racing or finding your way with compass and map at the National Trust's Lydford Gorge from 13:00 - 16:00. From the 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4s campaign. Normal admission charges apply.
On Friday 31 May at 8.00pm Seth Lakeman is playing at RHS Rosemoor (about 11 miles from the cottage and lodges). Celebrated folk-inspired singer-songwriter and virtuoso fiddler Seth Lakeman returns to RHS Garden Rosemoor with his superbly talented band. Seth has released six albums including 2005's Mercury-nominated Kitty Jay through to his latest album, Tales from the Barrel House. His fiddle and tenor guitar playing is often breathtaking and Seth's trademark, soaring vocals are at the forefront of the album, as beguiling and haunting as ever. Free access to the garden from 4pm for ticket holders. Rosemoor's Garden Kitchen restaurant is open for pre-performance suppers - booking advisable. Please telephone 01805 626821 for table reservations. Cash bar from 6.30pm. Full £28 concession £25. Box Office on 01805 624624.