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Here's what's happening at
Babbacombe Festival 2014

We're working hard on another marvellous selection of events for 2014, and we'll keep this page updated with information as it gets confirmed:

Please click on '+' symbol to see full information for a given day.

Saturday
14th June

All Saints Summer Fayre

Precinct Centre Art Exhibition

Babbacombe Regatta

Cancer Research UK Summer Ball

Torbay Symphony Orchestra Concert

All Saints Summer Fayre

10.30am - 4pm in Coronation Park

Many stalls, games and attractions including Torbay Owls. Plus Grand Draw.

Events include: Samba at 10.30am; Scholl Sing-Up at 11am; Babbacombe Ukulele Strummers at 12 noon; School Drama Group at 1pm and gym club at 3pm.

Admission free

Precinct Centre Art Exhibition

10am - 4pm in St Marychurch Precinct Centre

An exhibition and sale of work by members of the Art Classes in this bustling independent centre for the over 50s.

Refreshments on sale.

Runs from Wednesday 11th June

Admission free

Babbacombe Regatta

In Babbacombe Bay

This year will be the 188th Babbacombe Regatta, a great spectator experience from the beaches or even better from the vantage point of Babbacombe Downs.

Two races on Saturday.

See the BCSC website for more details.

Cancer Research UK Summer Ball

From 7pm at The Palace Hotel

The Cancer Research UK Summer Ball at The Palace Hotel sponsored by WBW Solicitors is all set. The ticket price includes a welcome drink, 3 course dinner with coffee and entertainment for just £40. For those wanting to take part without dinner £18 will secure a welcome drink and entertainment.

Pianist, Disco, Fun Casino, Tombola and Silent Auction.

For more information call Lyn on 01803 875011 or Jane on 01626 337825.

Torbay Symphony Orchestra Concert

From 7.30pm at The Church of St Mary the Virgin, St Marychurch

The TSO presents an evening of (mostly) English music featuring: Benjamin Britten Sea Interludes, Beethoven Violin Concerto 1 and Edward Elgar Symphony Number 1.

Tickets are £10. For more information call 01548 810146 or go to the TSO website.

Sunday
15th June

Babbacombe Regatta

Babbacombe Regatta

In Babbacombe Bay

This year will be the 188th Babbacombe Regatta, a great spectator experience from the beaches or even better from the vantage point of Babbacombe Downs.

A third race on Sunday morning to complete a three race series. On Sunday afternoon there is a Pursuit race in which boats of different handicaps start at different times such that at 16:08 they should all finish together!

See the BCSC website for more details.

Monday
16th June

Precinct Centre Art Exhibition

Bowls Taster Sessions

Precinct Centre Art Exhibition

10am - 4pm in St Marychurch Precinct Centre

An exhibition and sale of work by members of the Art Classes in this bustling independent centre for the over 50s.

Refreshments on sale.

Runs from Wednesday 11th June

Admission free

Bowls Taster Sessions

From 10am till 12 noon in Cary Park

Pop along to Babbacombe Bowling Club and try your hand at bowls. All bowlers are welcome both old and new. Woods could be available for those who do not have any.

See Babbacombe Bowling Club website for more details.

Tuesday
17th June

Precinct Centre Art Exhibition

Precinct Centre Art Exhibition

10am - 4pm in St Marychurch Precinct Centre

An exhibition and sale of work by members of the Art Classes in this bustling independent centre for the over 50s.

Refreshments on sale.

Runs from Wednesday 11th June

Admission free

Wednesday
18th June

Precinct Centre Art Exhibition

Babbacombe Rotary Fayre

Bowls Taster Sessions

Party Night with 3 Bags Full

Precinct Centre Art Exhibition

10am - 4pm in St Marychurch Precinct Centre

An exhibition and sale of work by members of the Art Classes in this bustling independent centre for the over 50s.

Refreshments on sale.

Runs from Wednesday 11th June

Admission free

Babbacombe Rotary Fayre

9am - 5pm on Babbacombe Downs

Babbacombe Downs comes alive with a host of activities for the whole family to enjoy at the annual Babbacombe Fayre

Now in its 61th year, this popular event is one of the highlights in the calendar of the Rotary Club of Babbacombe and St Marychurch which pulls out all the stops to make this a fantastic fun day for the community and visitors alike. A team of hardworking Rotarians have organised a packed programme this year with live music and dancing, as well as strolling entertainers.

Visitors can browse among the many charity stalls and try their hand at a number of fun activities such as tombola, hoopla and maybe even a spot of belly dancing. Among the attractions are also birds of prey, a photographic competition, an art display and the ever-popular schools’ Tug of War contest. Back by popular demand this year is the waiter and waitresses races, so watch out for some wacky fun on the green.

The day not only offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the fun of the fayre, but also to take in the amazing sea views while sampling some home-made cakes, a cuppa and maybe something hot and sizzling from the barbecue.

Admission free

Bowls Taster Sessions

From 10am till 12 noon in Cary Park

Pop along to Babbacombe Bowling Club and try your hand at Bowls. All bowlers are welcome both old and new. Woods could be available for those who do not have any.

See Babbacombe Bowling Club website for more details.

Party Night with 3 Bags Full

From 7pm in the Festival Marquee, Babbacombe Downs

An evening of real ale and live music to celebrate the opening night of the Babbacombe Festival Marquee 2014. Come and join us for a fine selection of real ales and ciders and some fantastic summer music from bay superstars 3 Bags Full! Find out all about what's on over the next few days and enjoy catching up with friends in this terrific venue on the stunning Babbacombe Downs.

Refreshments available.

Strictly over 18s only. FREE ADMISSION.

Thursday
19th June

Furrough Cross Flower Festival

Green Willow Clog Dancers in St Marychurch Precinct 7-9pm

Babbacombe - The War Years

Rotary Proms Night

Furrough Cross Flower Festival

10am - 4pm at Furrough Cross United Reformed Church

The theme of Flower Displays this year is 'Occupations and Hobbies'. Lunches, cream teas and other refreshments on sale throughout.

Open on Thursday 19th, Friday 20th, Saturday 21st June

Free Entry (donations accepted)

Babbacombe - The War Years

From 10am till 2pm in the Festival Marquee, Babbacombe Downs

Find out all about Babbacombe's role during World War 2. The Babbacombe Festival Marquee will feature all things wartime in this look back at the area, the people and its effects. With exhibits, presentations, pictures and plenty of local history experts to talk to. There will also be a guided walk around those areas most affected by World War 2.

Refreshments available throughout the event. Do pop in and take a look around.

FREE ADMISSION.

Rotary Proms Night

From 7pm in the Festival Marquee, Babbacombe Downs

This year's Proms commemorates 100 years since the start of WW1 with classic wartime songs courtesy of the glamorous Rockabellas and magnificent sing-along British anthems led by soprano soloist Donna-Marie Hughes and the Riviera Concert Brass Band. Guests are encouraged to dress the part of either WW1 or WW2, bring hampers and enjoy the best of British with Rotary

Organised by the Rotary Club of Babbacombe & St Marychurch.

Tickets cost £15 per person or book a table of 10 for £135. For more information visit the Rotary ticket website or call 01803 315006 or 07909 640416.

Friday
20th June

Furrough Cross Flower Festival

A Devon Cream Tea for CLIC Sargent

Tessier Gardens Guided Walks

Bowls Taster Sessions

German Oompah Night

Furrough Cross Flower Festival

10am - 4pm at Furrough Cross United Reformed Church

The theme of Flower Displays this year is 'Occupations and Hobbies'. Lunches, cream teas and other refreshments on sale throughout.

Open on Thursday 19th, Friday 20th, Saturday 21st June

Free Entry (donations accepted)

A Devon Cream Tea for CLIC Sargent

11am - 3pm in the Festival Marquee, Babbacombe Downs

With musical entertainment throughout the day why not get together with friends and make this lovely event a must-do on Festival Friday. The event is being put on to raise funds for CLIC Sargent. So, enjoy some delicious treats and help raise some money for a fantastic cause.

£4 per Cream Tea to include home-made scones, strawberry jam, Devon clotted cream and tea or coffee. There will also be a mouthwatering selection of home-made cakes on offer.

Tessier Gardens Guided Walks

10am - 4pm in Tessier Gardens

Take a tour with Friends of Tessier Gardens around this beautiful and serene oasis hidden away in the heart of the village. The walks take around 15 minutes. Meet at the main gate in Lindridge Road or if the weather is not so good at the shelter near the pond.

Free Entry (donations welcomed)

Bowls Taster Sessions

From 10am till 12 noon in Cary Park

Pop along to Babbacombe Bowling Club and try your hand at Bowls. All bowlers are welcome both old and new. Woods could be available for those who do not have any.

See Babbacombe Bowling Club website for more details.

German Oompah Night

From 7pm in the Festival Marquee, Babbacombe Downs

It's Oompah time again and that means a fun night out for all concerned. With fantastic music and audience participation this ever-popular night in the Festival Marquee is always a sell-out so get your tickets early! Featuring the Bavarian sounds of Die Dorf Fest Kapelle, the scene is set for another classic Babbacombe Oompah Night. With roast pork rolls and sauerkraut on sale in the Marquee.

Tickets £12 (£10 for groups of 10+) in advance
from www.babbacombefestival.com

Strictly over 18s only

Saturday
21st June

Furrough Cross Flower Festival

Armed Forces Day

Great British Tennis Weekend

Midsummer Festival Funk

Furrough Cross Flower Festival

10am - 4pm at Furrough Cross United Reformed Church

The theme of Flower Displays this year is 'Occupations and Hobbies'. Lunches, cream teas and other refreshments on sale throughout.

Open on Thursday 19th, Friday 20th, Saturday 21st June

Free Entry (donations accepted)

Armed Forces Day

From 10am on Babbacombe Downs

Torbay Armed Forces Day is the opportunity for the whole family to gather on Babbacombe Downs and celebrate with our Armed Forces past, present and future. Enjoy live music, exhibits and displays. Show your support and wave your flags whilst watching the Parade at 1pm. Keep your eyes peeled for surprises and look out for our special Spot the Spitfire! For more information visit the Armed forces Day website.

Great British Tennis Weekend

10am - 2.30pm at Cary Park Tennis Club

Cary Park Tennis Club offer FREE tennis for the whole family as part of the Great British Tennis Weekend! Free Taster sessions for different age groups (see the Cary Park Tennis Club website for details), Raffle, Barbeque, Tennis Competition and Ball Machine challenge!

You can just turn up on the day but it will help if you book through the Tennis Open Days website

Admission free

Midsummer Festival Funk

From 7pm in the Festival Marquee, Babbacombe Downs

After last year's hugely successful Party Night in the Marquee, the event is back and this year is in aid of local charity, Rowcroft. By popular demand, fantastic band Funkty Dumpty will be entertaining the crowds with some classic dance music and Palm 105.5 FM's Colin Leslie will be blasting out some classics guaranteed to fill the dance floor. With fully licensed bar and delicious BBQ spend your midsummer evening having a ball in the Babbacombe Festival Marquee.

Tickets £10
from www.babbacombefestival.com

Strictly over 18s only

Sunday
22nd June

Lions Club Fete

Hanbury's Fish & Chips on The Downs

Lions Club Fete on The Downs

From 10am - 4.30pm on Babbacombe Downs

Have fun with lots of stalls and games for all the family. All proceeds to local charities.

Admission free

Hanbury's Fish & Chips on The Downs Music Festival

From 12 noon in the Festival Marquee, Babbacombe Downs

This year's line-up includes The Land of the Giants and Mama Stone's House Band. In aid of the Torbay Holiday Helpers Network (THHN), tickets will be on sale from Hanbury's in Princes Street from 1 May. The ticket price will include admission to the Marquee as well as Festival fish and chips from Hanbury's (available between midday and 6pm).

Tickets are £10 for adults and £6 for children (aged 3-10). Due to health and safety regulations please note that pushchairs will not be allowed in the main Marquee area.

For more information on this and other Hanbury’s news visit www.hanburys.net or call 01803 314616.

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