Events, Festivals & Arts

 

2014

 

July

 
5th
 
Hartland Town Band, RNLI naming ceremony
10th - 24th

Festival Fortnight Music & Drama. As part of the Hartland Art & Music Festival Forntnight, six concerts and one drama will take place across this two week period:

Thursday 10th Hartland Town Band and the Torridge Male Voice Choir 7.30pm
Saturday 12th Church Fete at 2pm and Hartland Chamber Orchestra 7.30pm
Sunday 13th Sea Sunday Service at the Quay with the town Band at 7pm
Monday 14th Duo Ten String and C'est la vie. Latin meets Klezmer – music with a continental flavour at 7.30pm
Tuesday 15th Schools Concert 6pm
Friday 18th Shoestring Players perform Fête Accompli, a murder mystery. 7.30pm
Tuesday 22nd Northam Choral Society 7.30pm. Fauré Requiem and other pieces, both choral and instrumental
Thursday 24th Barnstaple Concert Band 7.30pm
Sunday 27th Festival Evensong 6.30pm

All events (save Sea Sunday) to take place in the church. Admission for evening events £5.00 (apart from Schools, which is free with retiring collection).

12th St Nectan's Church Fete, the Vicarage garden.

18th - 31st
10am - 4pm

Festival Fortnight Art Exhibition, Seven on the Edge. St Nectan's Church, Stoke. As part of the Hartland Art & Music Festival Fornight this year's art exhibition, showcasing fantastic work from local artists inspired by the striking coast and countryside, will be located in our beautiful St Nectan's Church, refreshments available.
20th Clovelly Maritime Festival, Clovelly. Starting at 10 a.m., the day will be full of fun and cram-packed with a programme of all sorts of activities and entertainment for all ages.
There'll be lively music, cookery demonstrations, crafty creations and family activities throughout the day.
The quay will be full of seafood kitchens, arts and crafts and facepainting too. The New Inn, in the heart of the village, will be offering two lunch specials and fresh strawberrry and cream teas with home made scones.
So do come along and enjoy this fun-packed day out, held in aid of the North Devon Hospice.
Young people (7-16 years) will have free entry if they come dressed as a pirate or a mermaid.
Under 7s have free entry anyway, but we would love it if they come dressed up too.
Standard admission charges to Clovelly include all entertainment.
26th Garden Society Show, The Pavillion
26th
12 noon - 12.30am
North Devon Firefly Faery Fayre & Ball, The Anchor Inn, Fore St, Hartland. Free entry to the fayre, £10 for adults for the ball, children U16 £5. This is North Devon's first celebration of faery culture, art, crafts, and music for both children and adults, and any proceeds will go to The Small School in Hartland. Stallholders £20. 01237 441999
28th Woolsery Agricultural Show, Woolsery (Woolfardisworthy). Summer in North Devon would not be complete without a visit to this ever popular show.
Classes include crafts, cattle and sheep, together with horse and pony competitions. There will be a display of vintage farm machinery, a display of hounds and the Young Farmers' "It's a knockout". You'll find bustling trade stalls offering locally made crafts and food with fairground rides and a bouncy castle for the children.
It's a great summer day out for all the family!

30th
5pm

Summer Outdoor Theatre: George's Marvellous Medicine, Hartland Abbey. Last year these wonderful performances, staged in conjunction with the Plough Arts Centre, Torrington were a huge success with audiences of all ages enjoy picnics and summer drinks on balmy summer evenings. This year the programme includes: The Tempest, Candleford, George's Marvellous Medicine, Pirates of Penzance, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Robin Hood and Pride and Prejudice.  The grounds and gardens will be open free to those attending the theatre performances two hours before the show commences. Please bring rugs or low back seating. There will  be a delicious barbecue and a bar or bring your own picnic.  See the Abbey website for more details.

August

 
2nd - 3rd Clovelly Lifeboad Weekend, Clovelly. Held in aid of the RNLI, it is a popular celebration of the Clovelly Lifeboat, Spirit of Clovelly. The Lifeboat House will be open both days to the public.
On Saturday afternoon there will be a sponsored swim from Bucks Mills to Clovelly, followed by a barbecue. Sunday will be a fun-packed family day with games, competitions, entertainment, food & drink and music. There will be a coconut shy, a tug of war, local stalls and children's activities. To finish the day, "Spirit of Clovelly" will be launched for a demonstration by our volunteer crew. In the evening, there will be a curry and quiz, and live music.
3rd - 9th Hartland Carnival 100 Years Celebration, Hartland. Always a huge event in the Hartland calendar, this year's Carnival celebrations will be extra special as we commemorate the 100th year since the first carnival.  Many parties, BBQs, events will take place around the village culminating in the Carnival itself on Saturday 9th.
3rd
7pm
Crowning of Hartland Carnival Queen, Parish Hall Hartland
Band Concert in the Parish Hall from 8:00pm
4th
7.30pm
Carnival Quiz Night, Parish Hall Hartland.
Very Popular event please get there early to guarantee a table.
5th
7.30pm
Carnival Scarecrow Judging & Bingo, Parish Hall Hartland.
6th Hartland Town Band Carnival Concert, Hartland Parish Hall
6th
6pm
Carnival Family Fun Night, playing fields, Hartland
6th
7pm
Carnival Mixed Doubled Darts, Royal British Legion, Hartland.
7th
7pm
Carnival Skittles Tournament, Parish Hall, Hartland

8th-9th
7pm

Hall & Hearty Food Fest, Small School, Hartland. Local, ethically sourced seasonal food from Tim Maddams (Green Sauce, River Cottage). Come along for a sumptious evening of delicious, local food. £25 for three delicious courses.
8th
7.30pm
Carnival Cabaret Night, Parish Hall, Hartland
8th
8pm
Carnival Whist Drive in the Pavilion, Hartland
9th
from 5pm
Hartland's Carnival, Hartland Village. The procession assembles at 5 - 5.45pm, Judging from 6pm and then the procession starts at 7pm. Come and join us for our 100th year celebration of Hartland's famous carnival.
10th
7pm
Summer Outdoor Theatre: Pirates of Penzance, Hartland Abbey. Last year these wonderful performances, staged in conjunction with the Plough Arts Centre, Torrington were a huge success with audiences of all ages enjoy picnics and summer drinks on balmy summer evenings. This year the programme includes: The Tempest, Candleford, George's Marvellous Medicine, Pirates of Penzance, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Robin Hood and Pride and Prejudice.  The grounds and gardens will be open free to those attending the theatre performances two hours before the show commences. Please bring rugs or low back seating. There will  be a delicious barbecue and a bar or bring your own picnic.  See the Abbey website for more details.
12th
5pm
Summer Outdoor Theatre: Alice in Wonderland, Hartland Abbey. Last year these wonderful performances, staged in conjunction with the Plough Arts Centre, Torrington were a huge success with audiences of all ages enjoy picnics and summer drinks on balmy summer evenings. This year the programme includes: The Tempest, Candleford, George's Marvellous Medicine, Pirates of Penzance, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Robin Hood and Pride and Prejudice.  The grounds and gardens will be open free to those attending the theatre performances two hours before the show commences. Please bring rugs or low back seating. There will  be a delicious barbecue and a bar or bring your own picnic.  See the Abbey website for more details.

20th
5pm

Summer Outdoor Theatre: Robin Hood, Hartland Abbey. Last year these wonderful performances, staged in conjunction with the Plough Arts Centre, Torrington were a huge success with audiences of all ages enjoy picnics and summer drinks on balmy summer evenings. This year the programme includes: The Tempest, Candleford, George's Marvellous Medicine, Pirates of Penzance, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Robin Hood and Pride and Prejudice.  The grounds and gardens will be open free to those attending the theatre performances two hours before the show commences. Please bring rugs or low back seating. There will  be a delicious barbecue and a bar or bring your own picnic.  See the Abbey website for more details.
22nd - 26th Flower Festival at St Nectan's Church, Stoke followed by a festival service on Sunday evening.
25th
7pm
Summer Outdoor Theatre: Pride and Prejudice, Hartland Abbey. Last year these wonderful performances, staged in conjunction with the Plough Arts Centre, Torrington were a huge success with audiences of all ages enjoy picnics and summer drinks on balmy summer evenings. This year the programme includes: The Tempest, Candleford, George's Marvellous Medicine, Pirates of Penzance, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Robin Hood and Pride and Prejudice.  The grounds and gardens will be open free to those attending the theatre performances two hours before the show commences. Please bring rugs or low back seating. There will  be a delicious barbecue and a bar or bring your own picnic.  See the Abbey website for more details.

September

 
7th Clovelly Lobster and Crab Feast, Clovelly.  We pay tribute to Clovelly's famous lobsters and crabs with a day of live folk music, quay kitchens, beer tasting, prize draw, arts and crafts stalls and cookery demonstrations. For the children there's street theatre, N. Devon Biosphere/IFCA marine 'show and tell' activities, walkabout magic, balloon modelling, and N. Devon A.O.N.B.'s event-themed craft activities
The Red Lion Harbour restaurant will be offering delicious lobster and crab platters, each with a complimentary glass of bubbly.
In aid of the National Lobster Hatchery, Padstow, who will bring along a tank of baby lobsters, to be later released into the sea. http://www.nationallobsterhatchery.co.uk/

Standard admission charges include all entertainment.

27th
7.30pm

Last Night of the Proms, St Nectan's Church, Stoke. £5 (schools free)

November

 
16th Clovelly Herring Festival, Clovelly. There'll be a wide variety of herring dishes in the quay kitchens, cookery demonstrations, live shanty singers, street entertainment, other local food and craft stalls, a photographic exhibition of Clovelly herring fishing and A.O.N.B. event-themed, free craft activities.
To see the 'Silver Darling' menu at the Red Lion Harbour Restaurant, please click here http://www.clovelly.co.uk/red-lion-hotel-harbour-restaurant
Standard admission charges include all entertainment.