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Kingsbridge Food & Music Festival 2014 is a celebration of the best food and live music our beautiful region can offer.

 

Yes Sir Boss blues group

It will run from Friday 30th May to Sunday 1st June and set on the quay, this year’s festival has something for every member of the family and entry is FREE!

Food lovers will be in their element , with Middle Eastern and Southern Indian food, as well as wood fired pizzas, char grilled Steaks, Sushi, proper Devon Pasties, Thai and Chilli sauces, real ale and wines, meringues, cream teas, puddings, ice cream and much more. The Heron Valley cocktail and cider bar will be running throughout the event.

On the music front, this year there is an eclectic mix ranging from folk, blues and classical, to up-and-coming dance DJ’s, Ska and funk bands. Acts include: Sam Fearon, Panda, Chippie Tucker, Hazaar, The Sheikhs, Dr Oz, and Three Men in a Wok. The festival will also feature the not-to-be-missed, irrepressible 8-piece funk band ‘Freshly Squeezed’; and next-big-thing, the energetic soul band, ‘Yes Sir Boss’, who have played alongside Joss Stone, and featured on BBC Radio 1’s Rob Da Banks show, as well as on Radio 2, and 6 Music.

The Big Jam will take place on Sunday 1st June – an attempt at making a world record for the biggest group musical Jamming session (open invitation for anyone to download the chords and music from the website and come along with their instrument to play!). Talented young musicians are also encouraged to come along on Saturday and Sunday mornings until 11am to busk and showcase their music.

 

Higher Bowden Adopts miniature pig

Higher Bowden Holiday cottages adopts a miniature pig from Pennywell Farm. Lin (owner of Higher Bowden Holiday Cottages) states “we have worked with Pennywell over the years having bought 3 Goats from them as well as sometimes providing free tickets to our guests. Our guests have always enjoy a superb day out at the farm whatever the weather”.

 

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Dartmouth Castle Estate woodlands to get revamp

Visitors to holiday cottages in Dartmouth
can look forward to taking more woodland walks over the next five years and beyond, thanks to a new woodland conservation plan from South Hams District Council.

The council has voted to start a new five-year management plan for woodland it is responsible for at Dartmouth Castle Estate.

Dartmouth Castle| Woodland Background Estuary | Higher Bowden

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New Art Loft for 2014

Higher Bowden Holiday Cottages has announced its new “Art Loft” for 2014.The Art Loft will provide children of all ages staying in the award-winning cottages with a fun place to create unique art and craft as a reminder of their holiday.  The facility is a unique blend of traditional art and craft combined with the latest technology using smart phones/tablets to “print” to wood as well as 3D image capture – a first for the holiday cottage industry in the UK.

Art & Craft at Higher Bowden

New Art Loft for 2014

Some of the activities available in the new art loft include, creating wall murals, painting on beach stones, sketching, jewellery-making, ceramic painting, 3D image capture and a unique nature-art trail.

The Art Loft will be open all day for simple activities (such as crayoning – line drawings provided by Pennywell Farm a well-known local attraction ) but there will be dedicated times throughout the week when expert help will be provided for activities such as ceramic painting and using tablet computers  to “paint” or capture a picture and transfer to wood.  Each week we will have a different “art” theme which will be linked to local events throughout the year such as the crab festival, Dartmouth Music festival, Dartmouth Regatta, Agatha Christie week etc.