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Christmas and commemoration garlands at Cotehele Cotehele’s annual Christmas garland, built from flowers grown on the estate is always a big event, and this year, the centenary of the end of the First World War, is being marked with an extra... Read more

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Christmas from your garden Making Christmas decorations using natural materials is delightfully creative and satisfying: fun to make for all ages, truly personal, and saves a heap of cash into the bargain. Plus, it’s a great way to have a ‘green’... Read more

Culture

Christmas gift ideas Thrifty: A propagator will save a whole heap of money by efficiently raising vegetable or annual plants from seed and propagating many plants by cuttings. Heated ones are by far the best, although even an inexpensive... Read more

Culture

Tuesday 11th to Sunday 16th December Yelverton Christmas Tree Festival It’s time for the annual Rock Methodist Church community Christmas Tree Festival held in Yelverton. 25 Christmas trees all sponsored and decorated by local schools, businesses... Read more

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Sunday 9th December Tavistock Santa Fun Run Ho ho ho! Join us for CHICKS festive family fun run from 3:00pm to 4:00pm and give hundreds of children across the UK the chance to attend a CHICKS break! You can sprint, jog, walk or skip along the ... Read more

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Saturday 1st December to Sunday 9th December Horrabridge Nativity Scene Festival The Festival of Nativity Scenes at St John’s, Horrabridge, is now in its fifth year. Participants are as enthusiastic as ever and the festival is fast becoming a... Read more

Culture

Friday 7th December Dickensian Evening
This is one of the town’s favourite dates in the calendar, seeing the town ablaze with colour and cheer. Most shops and offices stay open late, inviting visitors and locals to share with them in an evening... Read more

Community

Trade Secrets Name: Christabelle Trade: Christmas fairy Why did you become a Christmas fairy? After a long haul as the tooth fairy I fancied a change and my friend, Sugar-Plum suggested this. I was up against Tinkerbell who has had a lot of... Read more

Culture

Christmas ‘Elizabethan-style’ at Buckland Abbey Step back in time and experience an Elizabethan-style Christmas at Buckland Abbey. With cooking in the kitchen, decorations throughout the abbey and an awe-inspiring 8-metre-high Christmas tree in... Read more

Culture

Tavistock Rotary is delighted to invite people to join us for Christmas Day Lunch in the United Reformed Church in Russell Street, Tavistock. Christine Ellis, the lunch organiser, said: “This promises to be a brilliant party and we still have some... Read more

Food

After all, it’s Morris! Any keen gardener will know that things may look dormant at this time of year, but in reality, when everything is dark and cold in the depth of winter, is when the garden is preparing to spring forth with life. This is... Read more

Community News

Demand for local foodbanks The Bere Alston foodbank continues to help people on the Bere Peninsula with both food and advice and opens Tuesday mornings 10am till 12 midday in Hope Cottage Cafe - or telephone for an appointment on 07591 019235 and... Read more

Christmas in the Community TUESDAY 11TH TO SUNDAY 16TH DECEMBER Yelverton Christmas Tree Festival at Rock Methodist Church, 10.30am to 4.30pm Tuesday to Saturday and 2pm to 4 pm on Sunday SUNDAY 2 DECEMBER 10:30am Christmas Café Church at Bere... Read more

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Join the spirit of Christmas! Community groups, businesses and organisations are being invited to enter Tavistock Parish Church’s Christmas Tree Festival (Nov 30 to Dec 9) in its 700th anniversary year. The Friends of St Eustachius’ Church are... Read more

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Autumn has to be my favourite time of year to explore the outdoors. With the leaves starting to fall, beautiful autumn colours and a slight chill in the air, it’s a wonderful time to stroll around the gardens and estate at Cotehele. There’s loads... Read more

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The annual Christmas flower garland has been hung, the choirs have started to sing and the chefs are busy cooking festive lunches in the restaurants. Christmas is in full swing at Cotehele, the National Trust place near Saltash. The gardeners worked Read more

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Step back in time and experience a Christmas Elizabethan style! With cooking in the kitchen, festive dancing in the great hall and the traditional Lord of Misrule causing mischief – it is a Christmas not to be missed. Under a canopy of stars created Read more

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12th – 17th December Rock Methodist Christmas Tree Festival This is the 6th year we have held a Christmas Tree festival at Rock Church, Yelverton and each year we have about 25 sponsored trees decorated by local businesses, organisations and schools Read more

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9, 10, 16 & 17 December ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ The very popular Entertainingly Different returns to RHS Garden Rosemoor this December for this family-friendly show based on 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'. This interactive, seated performanc Read more

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30 November to 21 December Plymouth Christmas Market More than 60 log-cabin-style stalls will fill Plymouth’s central piazza, providing a huge range of the best arts, crafts and foods from around the South West. This is a great opportunity to brows Read more

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