July in Devon – a Song and a Dance
July sees the arrival of music and dance events to suit most tastes…
Budleigh Music Festival
8th – 16th July
Budleigh Salterton, various locations
A feast of classical music, this year also celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday with music composed for the current monarch and for Queen Elizabeth 1st.
With lunchtime and evening concerts throughout the seaside town, tickets start at £17 for adults and seniors. Lunchtime concerts are free!
Find out more: www.budleighmusicfestival.co.uk
Sidmouth Folk Week
29th July – 5th August
Sidmouth, The Ham marquee and throughout the town.
With three concerts a day in the seated marqee venue as well as music and dancing throughout Sidmouth, this is a celebration of all things folk. The festival features acts from around the world as well as local bands, crafts, food and drink, and workshops.
Find out more: www.sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk
Richard Dale Showcase 2016
Exeter Barnfield Theatre
Performances by Exeter theatre school seniors, many graduating onto top drama schools this summer. Expect song, dance, and acting galore.
Find out more: www.richarddalets.co.uk
Chagstock Music Festival
22nd – 23rd July
Whiddon Down, Chagford
A local international festival! Supporting Devon Air Ambulance and Water Aid, this music festival has a local feel combined with international acts. The line-up includes The Blockheads and The Stranglers. Day tickets available.
Find out more: www.chagstock.info
Jazz on the Quay
Every Sunday during July & August
The Transit Shed, Exeter Quayside
Free to listen open air jazz on Exeter’s historic quayside where shops, restaurants, bars and riverside cycling and walking make for a perfect Sunday. There will also be Sunday craft fairs in the Custom House from 11am to 4pm.
Find out more: www.heartofdevon.com/whats-on
Summer Theatre in Killerton Gardens
14th July, 2nd August, 13th August
Killerton House & Gardens, Broadclyst
With performances of Much Ado About Nothing, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Raburger, Killerton’s gardens will come alive to the sound of theatre. Open-air evening performances can be accompanied by a picnic or drinks and snacks from the restaurant.
FInd out more: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/killerton/whats-on
Image by Barry Lewis