Over 200 acts across Torquay from the people behind the music at Glastonbury’s Shangri-La.

From award-winning festival producers Continental Drifts, the musical heart and soul behind Glastonbury’s Shangri-la, Bestival’s Caravanserai, Boomtown’s Ballroom Stage and Wilderness’ Carousel, comes a brand new addition to the Spring Festival calendar. For the first time, a world-class music festival will descend on the beautiful seaside town of Torquay for a weekend of escapism and adventure to transform even the most jaded festival goer into a tropical, grinning party monster!

A plethora of musical genres will be represented across 15 stages, ranging from the beautiful historical 12th century Torre Abbey to bustling harbourside nightclubs and rock venues with over 200 live bands, solo artists, and DJs. All this alongside street performers, art installations, talks and workshops, award-winning food, outdoor pursuits and much more. With a “No Mud Guarantee,” palm trees aplenty and adventures big and small; get ready to escape the humdrum with Grinagog in Torquay against the backdrop of the stunning English Riviera.

See more information here.

Screen-on-the-green now free

Torquay’s Screen on the Green now open to watch football and music events – for FREE.

News courtesy of Herald Express.

All visitors coming along to football games and Glastonbury coverage will need to pre-register their attendance, keep an eye on the website and Facebook pages for details on how to do this.

The big screen at Torre Abbey meadow will be showing sport, film and music events for all ages.

Anyone who has already purchased a ticket will receive a bar voucher for any draught or soft drink, or they can contact if they would rather have a refund.

The Big Screen Event is set to run from until July 10. The new event will boast a large 20 square metre outdoor screen along with other entertainment and bar.

Hog roast and jazz on the lawn

Everyone is welcome to attend Rita and Eric Trotman’s home, Longcombe Farm, from 1pm on Sunday 19th June.

Tickets are £20 for the day and include a hog roast lunch and a cream tea.


This will be an afternoon of fun, fine food and great entertainment. There will be a jazz band and singer-guitarist, our very own Chris Noble, who will be singing and playing during the day.

Proceeds will go partly towards a new portable liver scanner for Torbay and partly to the Joseph Foundation.

The Joseph Foundation is a registered charity, founded by Rita Trotman. Rita intended her visit to help Romanian orphans in 1991 to be a ‘one-off’ trip but it has become a life-time commitment. For over 20 years she has been taking aid to the children. She and Eric, her husband, raised money to buy a house for three abandoned teenagers who, today, live independent lives in their village community. This is a truly heart-warming story and I’m sure Rita will be happy to talk about it on the 19th if you would like to hear more.

Please see the poster attached and feel free to e-mail StLukesRA+Secretary1@Gmail.Com for further information.

Sparkle Ball 2015

Invitation to the community of Torbay.

 You are invited to attend the 2015 Sparkle Ball which will be held at the Riviera International Centre on Friday 27th November


Come and celebrate our thriving community by coming together for this very special evening filled with excellent food, a very special auction and an amazing 13 piece live band to dance to night away to – all this as well as a variety of 1920’s themed entertainment to razzle-dazzle you!

ALL THIS FOR £25*! Get 10 friends or colleagues together and book a table!

Tickets are already selling fast so secure yours now by calling 01803 212 638 or emailing

*Payment plan options available