- THE HEART OF DEVON NEWS
Firstly thank you to everyone who supported the 2017 festival. In terms of numbers and revenue, this was our most successful year yet. It was lovely to see so many people of all ages enjoying the day. Thank you too for all of the positive feedback, it really makes it worthwhile.
The 2018 Festival will be on Saturday 16th June, we are still finalising the line up but as a teaser we do know that ‘Eat the Rich’ will be making a return visit! One of our main aims is to support the community and as in previous years we encourage local groups and charities to raise money on the day by offering space for stalls and activities for no charge. It is always nice to hear how much these good causes make and how much they enjoy the festival. If you would like a stall or have an idea for an activity for 2018’s festival, please contact Caroline Taylor on 01363 82950.
Finally, sadly after much deliberation the Committee has decided to make 2018 the last Festival for the foreseeable future. It wasn’t an easy decision; we know how much the event means to many people. However, since 2009, the Festival has grown each year and is now beyond what our small group of volunteers can manage. This is not the end of the Heart Of Devon; we will be able to concentrate all our efforts on the smaller events we organise during the year. We look forward to seeing you at one of our events!
- Café Lunches
First Tuesday of the month
12 noon – 2pm.
All are welcome to join us for a delicious 3 course lunch at the Café on the 1st Tuesday of the month. Enjoy a soup starter, main course (with vegetarian option) and sweet – all homemade! Booster seats are available for pre-school children.
We especially welcome anyone who lives on their own and who would enjoy sharing a meal with others. Again there are no set charges but appropriate donations, after expenses, are given to local charities.
The Café Team
- Christmas Tree Festival
Make a date in your diaries for the Crediton Parish Church Christmas Tree Festival between Thursday 7th and Sunday 10th December 2017. This years Festival will open from 11am to 6pm on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th Dec, 10.30am to 7pm Saturday 9th Dec and on Sunday 10th Dec from 11am to 5pm. Admission is FREE, there is disabled access and free car parking. Refreshments will be available in the Boniface Centre Christmas Cracker Cafe from 10am to 4pm on Thursday and Friday, 10am to 5pm on Saturday and on Sunday 2pm to 5pm
The very popular and informative guided tours of the Governors’ Room will be conducted daily at 12 noon and tours of the Bell Tower will follow at 2.00pm daily.
North Creedy Choral Society will give a concert on Saturday 9th December from 7.30pm (ticket price to be confirmed). Following the Christmas Tree Festival on Sunday 10th December at 6pm the Crediton Parish Church Choir will entertain you.
This years Festival features over 70 illuminated and decorated trees ranging from 3 ft to over 25 feet in height. This fills the church with a spectacular display, especially as the natural light begins to fade!
If you require more information about the Christmas Tree Festival please email Stella at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ladies Night and Fashion Show
- Copplestone Wellness Day
- Copplestone Fun Day
- Copplestone Community Choir
- Credfest – Witch at the East Town Cafe
Our show WITCH is an original historical drama written by our own Tracey Norman, a qualified historian. It follows the story of a destitute healer/midwife as she faces her accuser and the local magistrate to defend herself against an accusation of witchcraft. The play is entirely history-focused – there is no mention of devil worship, devil pacts, torture, interrogation, familiars and the like. The characters are fictitious, but everything that occurs has been drawn from extensive research into real depositions of witch trials – everything that happens in it happened at some point to a real person. Set in the early Elizabethan period, the play is a study of the persecution of women and also deals with how other sociological factors of the time would have played into people’s daily lives, such as land enclosures and religious upheaval. Ultimately, the question the audience must ask themselves, however, is: … is she, or isn’t she? This is not a linear journey from A to B with a character whose guilt/innocence is clearly defined. The play was written to stimulate discussion and all three characters have grey areas which encourage the audience to form their own opinions.
The play is approximately 55 minutes long and is usually followed by a discussion with the cast of the issues and topics covered in the play. Having opened last year at the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Boscastle, it has since toured to great success around Cornwall, Devon and the surrounding area. We’re excited to bring it to Credfest and we hope to have piqued your interest.
Our performances are on 7th, 10th, 11th and 14th June at various times. You can find more information about the show and book tickets for WITCH by following this link: http://www.circleofspears.com/store/c6/Tickets.html or by phoning our venue, the East Town Cafe – Devon’s smallest pop-up theatre – on 01363 895079.
More information about the ethos behind, and background of WITCH can be found at www.traceynormanswitch.com.
- Copplestone Parish Footpaths Day 17th June
Our annual Parish ‘walk’ is coming up and I hope many of you will join us. It always proves to be a very sociable and fun event, not hugely taxing, with a very broad range of ages and abilities taking part. We will meet at Copplestone Church Hall from 09.30hrs where there will be coffee/tea and a small display of photographs, maps and information about our network of footpaths in the Parish.
We depart at 10.00hrs and make our way via road, lane, track and public footpath / bridleway to Zeal Monachorum, where we will have lunch at the Waie Inn. Lunch will consist of baguettes with a selection of fillings + chips! Cost will be £5.50 pp. We will return via Down St Mary and pick up a stretch of the Two Moors Way before retracing our steps through Chaffcombe and back to the Church Hall for a cream tea. There is no cost for the tea, but you have the option of making a donation to the village hall fund if you feel so inclined.
The total distance is approx. 13k (8 miles) and you are advised to wear walking boots, as in certain places the ground can be quite boggy following rain. Equally, if wet weather is forecast, bring a waterproof and over trousers! Dogs are welcome, but must be kept under proper control, as we will be entering fields with livestock in.
Can you please let me know if you are able to get along to this village event, preferably by email: email@example.com or call me on: 01363 84914 giving your name and the number in your group.
Parish Paths Partnership (P3) Coordinator
- The Heart of Devon Event