If writing these articles for Beach Hut has taught us anything, it’s that there’s really no shortage of things to do on our doorstep in Torbay! Easter was no exception, and we had a fantastic April taking in Speakeasy at the Toorak and having some “mudless” festival fun at Grinagog. We thought it was going to be difficult to top this month, but we were wrong; here’s your May culture roundup!
We’ve already spent far too much time in Torre Abbey since it reopened (we’re considering moving in!) but there’s yet more excuses to visit. As well as their permanent displays and the historic building and gardens, until June 4th they’ll be exhibiting “Thread”, an exhibition of contemporary quilts from the Quilters’ Guild Collection. We popped to see this in March and there are some stunning examples of contemporary and traditional methods in the displays.
On 6th, Ageing Well Torbay will be hosting A Symposium of Ideas at Central Church. This event will offer talks, workshops and drop-in sessions for over 50s to find out what’s available in Torbay. We’re involved in the judging of an art competition for the event and can’t wait to see the entries!
Over in Brixham, as part of the Marine Conservation Day on 30th, there’s a chance to enter a photographic competition with the theme of, you guessed it, Marine Conservation! Deadline for entries is 10th, more details on their website.
Finally, a quick music roundup. The popular Speakeasy series continues with the Joy Ellis Quartet at the Toorak on 17th, don’t miss this one, and we’ll be continuing our Acoustic Nights at the gallery with The Boys from Melbourne Street joining us on 29th.
And that’s all we can squeeze into this one, but there is loads more going on. If your still stuck for things to do, come and join us for a coffee in the gallery for our May exhibition with artists Charles Somerton and Jo West and we’ll give you some more ideas!