- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
- Copplestone Easter Egg Hunt
At the Copplestone Recreation Field
- Meat Bingo
1st Wednesday every month
1st March, 5th April, 3rd May, 7th June
With fantastic meat prizes.
Doors open 7pm – Eyes down 7.45pm
Please come along and have some fun!
Proceeds to Copplestone Village Hall Fund
For more details please contact
Jayne Grover Tel: 07900 477247