Remembrance Sunday

Royal Navy Memorial

Plymouth Hoe

he Lord Mayor, Councillor Wendy Foster, and her consort Councillor Ken Foster, will be joined by the Deputy Lieutenant of Devon for this year’s Remembrance Service on Plymouth Hoe.

The Deputy Lord Mayor, Deputy Lady Mayoress, Council Leader, Leader of the Opposition and Council Chief Executive will also attend the service, which will remember all those who lost their lives in both World Wars and in all conflicts. The service will commence with a two-minute silence at the Royal Naval Memorial at 11am.

The Deputy Lieutenant of Devon will lay a wreath, followed by the Lord Mayor (on behalf of the people of Plymouth), together with Flag Officer Sea Training and other representatives of the Armed Forces. This year we will be joined by the visiting German Ship FGS Bayern. Commander Jan Hackstein will lay a wreath.

Wreaths will then be laid by children from the Military Kids Club Heroes, a support group of service family children from across the city, and Pomphlett Primary School, Oreston Community Academy, Thornbury Primary School and Tor Bridge High School. The Bishop of Plymouth, Rt Rev Nick McKinnel will conduct the service, which will last for around 20 minutes. Members of the public and local organisations will be invited to pay their respects and lay their personal wreaths at the end of the service, on the north side of the memorial, following the departure of the civic dignitaries.

The processional party will then take their places at the Civilian Memorial in Lockyer Street, where the Bishop of Plymouth will say a prayer. Wreaths will be laid by the Lord Mayor, Flag Officer Sea Training (on behalf of the armed forces) and Luke Pollard MP (on behalf of all the local Members of Parliament), followed by representatives from various services and organisations.

Members of the public are reminded that parking around the Hoe is limited. Some spaces will be available on the Hoe Promenade for blue badge holders but this will be on a first come, first served basis. The Lord Mayor said: “Remembrance Day is always a very important date in our civic calendar and this year is particularly poignant as it marks a number of significant anniversaries including the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele, the WRNS and Seafarers UK. It also marks the 35th anniversary of the Falklands War.



Nestled in the charming village of Lifton, the Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre will be home to a Christmas market selling products from glassware, aromatic candles, home furniture and much more.

For a festive day out in truly unique surroundings, head to the centre on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December with the fun beginning at 10am!

Crafts For Christmas – Bodmin

10th November-23rd December

Head to The Shire Hall Gallery (Monday-Friday 08.45-2pm) for a smorgasbord of gift ideas including jewellery, textiles and paintings, which are all locally made.

Create Christmas Craft Fair – Newquay

29th & 30th November

The Bedruthan Hotel & Spa is the setting for this arts and crafts weekend extravaganza that will present a mass of bespoke products (along with a Santa’s grotto). And those currently enjoying the make-your-own moment can indulge in a series of workshops that will teach you how to create your own cards, wrapping paper, gift bags, tree decorations and gifts.

The Castle Christmas Food Fayre – Bude

30th November

Shop in a castle for a palpable sense of Christmas time magic. Enjoy an unbeatable atmosphere along with a bevy of brilliant local businesses who will be flaunting their wares in style.

(Open 10.30am-4.30pm)

Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair – The Piazza, Truro

26th-30th November

One of the most anticipated in the calendar, the coveted ‘Made in Cornwall’ logo is only awarded to businesses that create their products exclusively in Cornwall. Expect a whopping one hundred artisan makers plying their trade – from gourmet hampers to exquisite works of art and craft.

Open 10am-9pm Wednesday 26th, 10am-5pm Thursday 27th – Saturday 29th and 10.30am-4.30pm Sunday 30th.

Padstow Christmas Festival

4th– 7th December

This is a must-visit for Cornish foodies. With live cooking demonstrations, market stalls selling local food and produce as well as live music, fireworks, Santa’s grotto and carols, the festival presents visitors with a good-time guarantee.

Krowji’s Christmas Open Studios – Redruth

5th-7th December

The creative consortium opens its doors to visitors for a spectacular sneak peek at its artists, ceramicists and host of designer-makers as they showcase a stunning collection of gifts.

Fowey Christmas Market

6th & 7th December

Start the seasonal celebrations in style at one of the county’s most picturesque harbour towns by joining the locals on Friday 5th December at 5pm for a riverfront barbecue, lantern procession and School Samba Band. Mingle with the makers of an eclectic range of gifts amongst marquees on the quay and Fowey Leisure Centre for a fabulous shopping spree.

Mount Edgecumbe Christmas Fayre

13th & 14th December

Feast your eyes on cooking demonstrations from top chefs in the southwest, fresh local produce and gifts galore – not to mention the spellbinding surrounds of Mount Edgecumbe’s gorgeous estate.

Black Torrington Village Hall


Saturday 25th November 2017

10.00 – 12 noon

The Rotary Club of Okehampton Coffee Morning will take place on Saturday 25/11/17


Coffee, Cakes and so much more

Primary School Choir singing Christmas songs

Raffle and Tombola prozes

Cakes and savouries

Book Stall

Local Charity Stall

Funds raised will primarily be used to help support local charities, clubs and organisations serving the Okehampton and District area.

Rotary Presidents Quiz Night raising funds for the OKE PAD’s charity, providing Defibrilators for Okehampton Friday 1st December 2017

Thr Rotary President’s Charity is OKE PAD’s. The OKE PAD’s charity was started by 3 local people, James Stevens, Joseph Rice and Darren Goodwin, to provide Defibrilators for Okehampton and to provide for essential training free of charge to the community.

The Rotary Presidents Quiz Night is to be held in the Charter Hall, Okehampton on Friday 1st December 2017 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

Call or Text Dave Potter 07513006180 to book your table.

Teams of 4-6 people – £5 per person which will include a Cheese and Pickle supper.

The Main Quiz will have 8 rounds plus a Table Quiz and a Grand Prize Raffle.

Bar with Beer and Wine available.

Please support this very worthwhile local charity.

Okehampton Rotary Club Seniors Christmas Lunches 11th, 12th and 13th December 2017

The Okehampton Rotary Club is omce again holding its Christmas Lunches at the Ashbury  Golf Hotel on Monday 11th, Tuesday12th and Wednesday 13th December 2017 from 11.30am to 15.30pm each day.

Application forms are now available from the Post Office in Okehampton.

In and around Launceston

Date/Time Event
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Pilates Classes
Launceston Golf Club, Launceston
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Charity Christmas Card Pop Up Shop
Central Methodist Church, Launceston Cornwall
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Body Control Pilates Classes
Crackington Institute, Crackington Haven
7:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Body Control Pilates Classes
Higher Crackington Village Hall, Crackington Haven
Date/Time Event
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Charity Christmas Card Pop Up Shop
Central Methodist Church, Launceston Cornwall
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Liberty Suite (Top Floor), Launceston
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tai Chi Evening class
St Mary Magdalene Church, Launceston
7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
The Launceston Orchestra
Launceston College, Launceston Cornwall
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Launceston Voluntary First Aid Service Meeting
Kensey Vale Bowling Club, Launceston
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Launceston Town Hall, Launceston


Talented saxophone and piano duo, Philip Attard and Christine Zerafa, will play works by de Falla, Saint-Saens, and Takashi Yoshimatsu on Sunday 19th November, 3 pm, at Minstrel’s Music Centre, Canworthy Water, PL15 8UB.

Philip graduated with distinction at the Royal College of Music in 2015 and has since delighted audiences in concert halls in the UK, Europe and USA. Maltese pianist Christine Zerafa has a great passion for collaboration with singers and instrumentalists, and she has a Masters degree in piano accompaniment with distinction. Christine has appeared as soloist and chamber musician overseas and throughout the UK, including at the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, and St Martin in the Fields, and she also is in high demand as a collaborative pianist. Both highly gifted artists have impressive lists of competition awards and prizes.

All are welcome to this Bude Music Society concert, which includes interval refreshments and costs £13 at the door or is free for full-time students.