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Beach Hut Culture Update: November 2017

Updated: Mar 7, 2019

With mince pies well and truly on the supermarket shelves now, it’s beginning to look a lot like…but let’s not talk about that! Instead, lets enjoy November for as long as possible and put off thoughts of present wrapping and turkey stuffing and charades.

SpeakeasyTorquay have got a double special this month, kicking off with Munjenta Café November 1st – a Latin Jazz Quintet led by saxophonist Charlie Hearnshaw – and wrapping up with Sunsplash Quartet November 29th – led by pianist Philip Clout known for his work with ZubopGambia. (Both take place at Toorak Hotel and tickets are available at

Top of our list this month is the continuation of Torquay Museum’s Explorers Season which will run until February 2018.

As well as “The Lost City of Z” Exhibition, which focuses on Torquay-born explorer Col. Percy Harrison Fawcett and his search for The Lost City in the Amazon Jungle, November will host two talks as part of the exhibition. November 11th, award winning filmmaker Jessica Pearce will be talking about her time documenting women explorers in “The Space Outside” and how film can act as a powerful communicator. November 18th, Ordnance Survey GetOutside Champion Belinda Dixon will talk on exploration near and far in a multi-media session which will inspire its audience to “make their own discoveries” with a message that exploration can be occur no matter how far you travel. Make sure to keep an eye on this exciting season on the museums website.

Our own exhibition at Torre Abbey continues to run until November 19th, originally hosted as part of the International Agatha Christie Festival. This small show curates local and national artists engaging with legacy of Agatha Christie, her love of travel and explorations in the middle east. If you missed this year’s festival, we hope that this modest collection will give you a glimpse of what a fantastic week it was.

That’s all we can cram in for this month, but if you’re looking for more things to do, make sure to head to where we curate a list of all things cultural in Torbay.



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