Visit during the inaugural Parracombe Arts and Literary Festival and you will also find walks and talks, dance and theatre, art and music. Ticket prices are low, and some events are free, so don’t miss this chance to immerse yourself in our month of culture. Profits will go to good causes in the village.

Tickets are available from the Pavilion Stores and Café or online at Ticketsource

Upcoming Events
      Eleanor Steafel’s ABC of cooking | Parracombe Village Hall
      Eleanor Steafel’s ABC of cooking
      03/05/2024 | 7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
      Eleanor Steafel is a feature writer and recipe columnist at the Daily Telegraph. Having spent years gathering friends around her kitchen table, Eleanor has perfected the art of Friday night dinner. It usually starts with a sip of something cold and ends with friends tipsily [...]

      The Lundy Marine Protected Area, with Keith Denby | Parracombe Village Hall
      The Lundy Marine Protected Area, with Keith Denby
      04/05/2024 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      In 1973, the UK’s first Voluntary Marine Nature Reserve was established at Lundy with a boundary extending 1km from the mean low water mark.The island’s position across the tidal flow of the Bristol Channel and the variety of seabed habitats supports a wide range of [...]

      Meet Ruth Downie … | Parracombe Village Hall
      Meet Ruth Downie …
      05/05/2024 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      Ruth Downie is the author of eight novels featuring Roman Army medic Gaius Petreius Ruso - a man whose desire for a quiet life is thwarted both by unwanted murder investigations and by his British partner, Tilla. Medicus, the first book in the series, was [...]

      The Power of Community | Parracombe Village Hall
      The Power of Community
      05/05/2024 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Annie Constable is Digital Project Manager at Good Finance, a project that exists to help charities, social enterprises and community organisations to navigate social investment. She will explore how communities across the UK have been able to come together during challenging times to take on [...]

      Ecological Agriculture, with Marthe Kiley-Worthington | Parracombe Village Hall
      Ecological Agriculture, with Marthe Kiley-Worthington
      06/05/2024 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Marthe began pondering ecological farming and food production in the 1970s, having seen what devastation farm run-off caused in her father’s lakes as a result of her mother’s farming. Soon, she was gripped by concern about the suffering of livestock raised in intensive systems.As a [...]

      Parracombe's Nature Recovery Project | Parracombe Village Hall
      Parracombe's Nature Recovery Project
      07/05/2024 | 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
      An opportunity to explore, and be part of, Parracombe’s Nature Recovery Project. Devon Wildlife Trust will talk about the community gardens scheme and other initiatives they are running. Goals and proposals for the communal village land will be discussed, along with suggestions on how and [...]

      Pickwell Foundation | Parracombe Village Hall
      Pickwell Foundation
      10/05/2024 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
      The Pickwell Foundation supports charities and organisations in the UK working with displaced people and those addressing the climate emergency. It also works locally, in North Devon, and nationally, to provide support to refugees and people seeking asylum. Book Tickets

      Women What Dance Workshop | Parracombe Village Hall
      Women What Dance Workshop
      11/05/2024 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
      This workshop is a fun introduction to ‘Women What Dance’. You will enjoy a gentle dance warm up and learn some choreography inspired by the Women What Dance show. Suitable for all ages and ability and led by Clare China, founding member of ‘Women What [...]

      Cameron Mills and Kate Robey | Parracombe Village Hall
      Cameron Mills and Kate Robey
      11/05/2024 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
      ‘Singing sensation’ Cameron Mills is a charismatic, Classic Brit Award nominated young English tenor, whose powerful voice has been described as having velvet-like qualities and is making ‘waves in the world of Classical music’ (BBC One). Cameron has achieved eight number one Amazon Broadway singles [...]

      A Words Workshop | Parracombe Village Hall
      A Words Workshop
      12/05/2024 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
      All-age/family event featuring a talk, reading and Q & A with Luke Aylen. He is the author of the fantasy trilogy An Adventure in Presadia which has been described as like ‘Narnia but with lots more dragons’. Previously Luke worked in media and creative direction, [...]

      The Mays at Slattenslade | Parracombe Village Hall
      The Mays at Slattenslade
      14/05/2024 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Explore via photographs the farm, farming methods, and family antics of local farmers Alex and Anne May and their two small children. Anne and Alex farm together at Slattenslade Farm at Woody Bay, and at Silkenworthy Farm at Blackmoor Gate. Their beef cattle, hill breed [...]

      Writers' Workshop | Kentisbury Grange Hotel
      Writers' Workshop
      15/05/2024 | 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
      'Easy reading is damn hard writing.' That was the view of 19th century writer Nathaniel Hawthorne, and it still resonates today. In response, we've developed a course to make your writing life less taxing and more trouble-free. We can't promise mastery of language in a [...]

      Don’t Look Up - Meriel O’Dowd | St Petrock's Church
      Don’t Look Up - Meriel O’Dowd
      17/05/2024 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
      Meriel O'Dowd, Conservation Projects Manager for the Churches Conservation Trust will talk about the repair of churches in Devon, Somerset and Cornwall. This will include the new vesting St Torney's at North Hill in Cornwall and discuss what works need to be undertaken to the [...]

      Art Exhibition | Parracombe Village Hall
      Art Exhibition
      17/05/2024 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Parracombe Art Exhibition will showcase works by local artists and will take place over three days as part of the Parracombe Arts & Literary Festival 2024. If you are an artist and would like to see your work in the Exhibition, find out more at [...]

      Walk and Talk with Nigel Hester | St Petrock's Church
      Walk and Talk with Nigel Hester
      18/05/2024 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      ‘We can all contribute to halting the decline in biodiversity, which is evident across the British Isles. This walk and talk will focus on how we can make our gardens and homes as friendly for wildlife as we can.’ Nigel Hester. Nigel Hester moved to [...]

      A walk through St Petrock’s Church | St Petrock's Church
      A walk through St Petrock’s Church
      18/05/2024 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      Join Linda Tansley and Karen Farrington to explore the medieval church of St.Petrock. Find out more about its history and including some of the best-preserved Georgian painted texts and furnishings.  

      The Granite Kingdom by Tim Hannigan | St Petrock's Church
      The Granite Kingdom by Tim Hannigan
      18/05/2024 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      From Daphne du Maurier to Doc Martin, and from the romantic melodrama of Poldark to mystical images of the ancient Celts, Cornwall is densely laden with tropes and projections. But how do the ways it has been represented by novelists, poets and travel writers over [...]

      Parra-Phrase | Parracombe Village Hall
      23/05/2024 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
      Time to dust down those rhymes, limericks and all things literary with this open mic performance event for poets, storytellers and other denizens from the world of words. We won’t even turn you away if you’ve got an acoustic guitar. (We'll need a breathing space [...]

      Scotty Mills: Never Give In | Parracombe Village Hall
      Scotty Mills: Never Give In
      24/05/2024 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
      Having led the British Commandoes across the world as the highest-ranking black officer in the history of the Royal Marines, Scotty Mills has learned all there is to know about high performance and leadership.His book, Never Give In: The 12 Commando Rules for Life, was [...]

      ‘Women What Dance’ by Raconteur Theatre and Dance. | Parracombe Village Hall
      ‘Women What Dance’ by Raconteur Theatre and Dance.
      24/05/2024 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
      Raconteur Dance Company brings together local amateur, graduate, professional and retired dancers for a show that has something for everyone.Women What Dance! playfully weaves together dance stories that sometimes challenges what it means to be a dancing woman. The aim of the Women What Dance [...]

      Brontë Beat | Parracombe Village Hall
      Brontë Beat
      25/05/2024 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
      Comprising original songs, film, ambient sounds and spoken word, Brontë Beat explores the multi-faceted world of the Brontës through an electro-pop lens – from their early dabblings in “scribblemania” to the success of their novels and the fascinating history of their all too brief lives. [...]