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Paignton to Dartmouth Steam Train

The scenery on this picturesque line is breathtaking - from Paignton along the spectacular English Riviera Geopark coast line, to the picturesque stations at Goodrington and Churston, then on through the wooded slopes of Long Wood bordering the Dart Estuary to Greenway Halt (for the estate of the late Dame Agatha Christie) and on to Kingswear. From spotting dolphins to seals, kingfishers to buzzards, pheasants, herons and egrets, the wildlife is superb. With such a varied range of scenery and wildlife, this is one of the finest heritage steam railway journeys anywhere in Europe. A short foot passenger ferry takes you across the river Dart to the historic town of Dartmouth; home to the Britannia Royal Naval College, Bayards Cove, Butterwalk and Dartmouth Castle (England’s first Castle to have guns as its main armament). We have teamed up with English Heritage to offer you 20% discount on the entry price at Dartmouth Castle! Please show your train ticket, (which must be dated for the same day), when you get to the castle. Call into the English Riviera Visitor Information Centre on Torquay harbour side to purchase tickets.
Date: 14/02/2015 to 03/01/2016
Venue: Paignton Queens Park Station, Torbay Road, Paignton, TQ4 6AF
Telephone: 01803 555872
Category: Historical, Nature

Summer Reading Challenge Activities

Fantastic Feats The Summer Reading Challenge is the UK's biggest reading promotion for children aged four to eleven. Sign up for free at your local library from July 11.
Date: 19/08/2015 to 19/08/2015
Venue: Torquay Library, Lymington Road, Torquay TQ1 3DT
Contact: torquaylibrary@torbay.gov.uk
Telephone: 01803 208300
Time: 2pm
Cost: FREE!
Category: Literature

Revolution Skate

Join the revolution at Torbay Velopark on Thursday evenings. It’s a fantastic evening in a lovely setting and well worth a visit, plus you can enjoy a coffee and Cake from the Coffee Co stand too. Your welcome to bring your own skates and a picnic (weather dependant). There is a limited number of inline skates available to hire on a first come first served basis for just £2. Helmets are compulsory.
Date: 03/09/2015 to 03/09/2015
Venue: Torbay Velopark, Penwill Way, Paignton, TQ4 5JR
Contact: info@revolutionskate.co.uk
Telephone: 07989418712
Time: 6-8pm
Cost: £3 entry
Category: Family, Sport

Fishstock Festival

Fishstock, the English Riviera’s renowned urban music and seafood festival takes place at the new Fish Quay on Brixham’s picturesque fishing harbour.

A real hit for the whole family, thousands of visitors regularly enjoy tasting the delicious seafood and marvel at the live theatre cooking demonstrations with some of the English Riviera’s most famous chefs. There’s a big music stage with a vibrant programme of live entertainment, visits to working fishing trawlers and heritage vessels on the quayside plus lots of fun activities for the children. There will be local food and drink producers, a wide range of maritime display stands and lots of fascinating insights into the marine environment.

The event is held in aid of the Fishermen’s Mission which overlooks the Fish Market.

Expert demonstrations - watch fishmongers and chefs prepare and cook fresh Brixham fish. Buy and try! Sample some the ocean's bounty with the finest of South West food and drink.
Date: 05/09/2015 to 05/09/2015
Venue: Brixham Quay, New Quay Lane, Brixham, TQ5 8AJ
Contact: mail@fishstockbrixham.co.uk
Telephone: 07860 542071
Category: Family, Food and Drink, Festival, Art, Music

Brixham Fish Market Tours

Does your fish eating experience extend to just cod, haddock, salmon and mackerel? Then the Brixham Fish Market tour is for you, where you could see over 40 different types of fish at the auctions. Annually, more than £25 million of fish is landed and auctioned. Buyers include national processors (for supplying to top restaurants and supermarkets), and local fishmongers and restaurants. A good 50% of the auction is exported worldwide. Come along and see the auctions in action, as featured in the Sky Atlantic series 'Fish Town'. You will be guided around by Barry Young of Brixham Trawler Agents, who has years of experience in the fish trade. After the tour we then head off to Shipmates for an English breakfast.
Date: 09/09/2015 to 09/09/2015
Venue: Brixham
Contact: bfmt2014@gmail.com
Telephone: 07973 297620
Time: 6:00am
Cost: £12.50
Age: 14+ Only
Category: Business, Food and Drink, Market

Revolution Skate

Join the revolution at Torbay Velopark on Thursday evenings. It’s a fantastic evening in a lovely setting and well worth a visit, plus you can enjoy a coffee and Cake from the Coffee Co stand too. Your welcome to bring your own skates and a picnic (weather dependant). There is a limited number of inline skates available to hire on a first come first served basis for just £2. Helmets are compulsory.
Date: 10/09/2015 to 10/09/2015
Venue: Torbay Velopark, Penwill Way, Paignton, TQ4 5JR
Contact: info@revolutionskate.co.uk
Telephone: 07989418712
Time: 6-8pm
Cost: £3 entry
Category: Family, Sport

And Then There Was Art

Several artists will be coming together in this collaborative exhibition with art work created especially for this the 125th anniversary year of the Festival. On display will be both 2D and 3D work from both established and emerging artists to provide a diverse and interesting celebration of Agatha Christie.
Date: 11/09/2015 to 19/09/2015
Venue: Artizan Gallery, 7 Lucius Street, Torquay, TQ2 5NZ
Telephone: 01803 428626
Time: 10:30am - 16:30pm
Category:

VIVA! Vibrant Images From Vibrant Artists

VIVA was formed by a group of dedicated professional artists in Torbay. Between them they create captivating and magical images of the beautiful sea and landscapes of the West Country. This must see collection of work has been especially commissioned for the 2015 International Agatha Christie Festival. Drawing on Agatha’s legacy, through her books, homes and gardens, and places she loved to visit, VIVA have created a special collection of artwork which will be on display throughout the Festival at the Grand Hotel.
Date: 11/09/2015 to 20/09/2015
Venue: The Grand Hotel, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 6NT
Telephone: 0800 005 2244
Cost: FREE!
Category:

Vintage Festival Launch Party

Join Mathew Prichard, Festival Chair and Agatha Christie’s grandson, and Festival Director Dr Anna Farthing to celebrate the launch of the 2015 International Agatha Christie Festival in glamorous vintage style. Ticket includes a welcome glass of fizz, canapés and live entertainment. Themed cocktails also available..
Date: 11/09/2015 to 11/09/2015
Venue: The Grand Hotel, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 6NT
Telephone: 0800 005 2244
Time: 19:00pm - 22:00pm
Cost: £25
Category: Festival

Agatha Christie: Unfinished Portrait - A Life in Photographs

A beautifully curated exhibition previously unseen photographs brought together for the 125th anniversary year by the Christie Archive Trust and Agatha Christie Ltd with support from the Colwinston Trust. Expressing the author’s humour, intelligence and adventurous nature, including tender moments with family and friends, and accompanied by quotes in Christie’s own words, these photographs offer a new understanding of the woman who became the Queen of Crime. Torre Abbey is the first venue outside of London to host this exhibition, complimented by a display of original letters and personal anecdotes from global fans collated as part of the #125Stories project.
Date: 12/09/2015 to 20/09/2015
Venue: Torre Abbey, Torquay, TQ2 5JE
Telephone: 01803 293593
Category: Historical, Festival

Dan Metcalf and The Lottie Lipton Adventures

Join Devon based author Dan Metcalf on a storytelling journey in and around the grounds of Torre Abbey. Dan’s Lottie Lipton Adventures feature a sparky nine year old who investigates and solves mysteries in The British Museum and are packed with action, adventure and puzzles for the reader to solve. This workshop style session has been created especially for the festival to entertain young people and their families and it promises to provide a fun and interactive introduction to writing imaginatively about mysterious and magical places.
Date: 12/09/2015 to 12/09/2015
Venue: Torre Abbey, The Kings Drive, Torquay, TQ2 5JE
Telephone: 01803 293593
Time: 10:00am
Cost: £5
Category: Festival

Oddicombe Beach - Man Overboard Mystery

Take the Babbacombe Cliff Railway back to the 1920s. After a celebratory evening on board a luxury yacht, the body of millionaire businessman, Sir Michael Spencer, is found washed ashore on Oddicombe Beach. Tragic accident or something more sinister? The suspects are brought ashore, the pathologist is called in and we need your help. Join us and help solve the mystery by questioning the suspects. Leave no stone unturned. With superb live jazz music from High Society all afternoon. Fantastic family fun for the fourth year running.
Date: 12/09/2015 to 12/09/2015
Venue: Babbacombe Cliff Railway, Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay, TQ1 3LF
Telephone: 01803 328750
Time: 10:00am - 16:00am
Cost: FREE!
Category: Historical, Festival

John Curran Talk: Christie Through The Decades

Dr John Curran, world renowned expert, adviser to Greenway, author of Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks and Agatha Christie’s Murder in the Making, takes a look at the development of the world’s favourite detective novelist through a survey of her output over half-a-century.
Date: 12/09/2015 to 12/09/2015
Venue: Torquay Museum, Babbacombe Road, Torquay, TQ1 1HG
Telephone: 01803 293975
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Cost: £10
Category: Festival

Ali Sparkes: Car-Jacked

Agatha Christie often wrote about troubled mothers – but Blue Peter Book Award winner Ali Sparkes wonders if there is a MONSTER in every MOTHER. Ali Sparkes wrote Car-Jacked with two main characters in mind – Jack, a boy genius, and Ross, a bank-robber who accidentally abducts him in a car-jacking. But Jack’s obsessive, controlling mother Leonie rang a few bells. Could it be that even Ali could have a monstrous streak..? Surely not! Well, she has a little confession… Ali is renowned for her fun family author sessions and she has sold out at festivals all over the UK. Join her and find out whether you’re a Child Genius or a Monster Mother…
Date: 12/09/2015 to 12/09/2015
Venue: Torre Abbey, The Kings Drive, Torquay, TQ2 5JE
Telephone: 01803 293593
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Cost: £5
Category: Festival

Bonnie Macbird Writes Sherlock Holmes

Bonnie MacBird is an award-winning Hollywood screenwriter who wrote the original screenplay for the movie TRON. She has been a Sherlock Holmes fan since the age of ten. Bonnie’s debut novel Art in the Blood is an original Sherlock Holmes Adventure, written in the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, to be published by HarperCollins in September 2015. In this interactive session for teens as well as adults, she will share some tips and tricks from her creative writing classes at the University of California, Los Angeles and talk about how she has been inspired by Agatha Christie and writers of the ‘Golden Age’ of detective fiction.
Date: 12/09/2015 to 12/09/2015
Venue: Torre Abbey, The Kings Drive, Torquay, TQ2 5JE
Telephone: 01803 293593
Time: 12:15pm - 13:15pm
Cost: £10
Category: Festival