June Culture Update

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With lighter mornings and longer evenings – and the fact that we’re already writing our sixth culture update for Beach Hut – it’s becoming very clear that we are well on the way to Summer and with it, Torquay’s busiest season. So, we thought we’d change it up a little bit this month and rather than just give you an event round up for June instead let you know about three great venues which will keep you busy for the whole Summer!

Firstly, Cockington Court is hardly Torquay’s best kept secret, but its Kitchen Gallery might be. Complementing the Sea Change and Stable Studios, this quaint gallery with original fireplace has gained a growing reputation for exhibiting international artists as well as emerging local talent. In the beautiful setting of the historic estate, it’s well worth a visit as part of a day trip to the village and over the Summer period will be showing a supporting exhibition for the gardens Sculpture Trail.

Next, nestled in Abbey Gardens, is the lovely One World Café. By day, this tucked away little café with lush gardens is nicely off the beaten track, offering a quiet haven from the hustle and bustle of the seafront. But by night, this unassuming venue is transformed into one of Torbay’s best music spots. With regular DJ sets offering everything from Motown to reggae to funk, toss in some late Summer sunshine and One World’s extensive selection of world lagers and you may well forget you’re in the UK at all!

Finally, Torbay’s oldest theatre, The Palace in Paignton, offers the chance to take in a show in spectacular historic surroundings. Renovated in 2005, this truly community theatre now offers a packed calendar of shows from national tours through to local and in house productions.

And there you have it, three great venues to fill your Summer calendar with art and culture! Remember to check out our website for weekly updates, as well as our own full calendar of Summer events! 

 

Current Art at Artizan

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Marc Heaton, Girl in Red Hat

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Jennifer Harris, Boopoopadoop