Pirates of the (Cockington) Court and much, much more fun to come

Cockington has been extremely popular this Easter with three adventurous trails for the local community to embark on. One of these quests taking the course around the historic village centre, as prepared by The School House Tearoom & Gift shop. Another throughout Cockington Country Park, Occombe Farm and Berry Head National Nature Reserve, set up by The Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust. The final of these was delivered by Cockington Court, which launched the Pirate-themed year at the “Centre of Creativity”. Cockington Courts Street Artist in Residence, Szabotage also delivered a Pirate-themed workshop to add to the excitement. The illustrious Sculpture returns to Cockington Court from 28th July to 3rd November and applications for taking part in “Pirates and the Deep Sea” are now live, with more information on the Cockington Court Website. For enquiries about this, you can reach out to [email protected].

To get you in the mood for the pirate shenanigans this year, you could also engage in the glorious Brixham Pirate Festival, which takes place across 5th-8th May with lots of entertainment and awesome characters. Schools, Young People and Families are also encouraged to unleash their creativity this year as Cockington Court invites you to produce some art for display around Cockington. You could create scrolls, ships, chests, flags, folk stories, artefacts or mythical creatures, to give you some ideas. Make these at home, at school or as part of workshops to come later this year. This is a great opportunity to celebrate creativity across all generations of our community. Come and join the fun and show off your designs at Cockington.

The Chelston Community Club delivered another brilliant event this Easter at the Haywain Pub, with lots of happy faces in attendance. I look forward to their next event and supporting this. The Edible Corner Project in Higher Chelston is set to take off soon!

If you would like to help bring a series of community gardens to life then please do get in touch by emailing me at [email protected] or call 07754 609494. You can follow my Facebook Page – Joey Damiral, Community Builder for Chelston, Livermead and Cockington for updates on what is happening in and around the area.

Alternatively, you can refer to the Beach Hut Community Magazine in print or online each month.

Please do check out Walk, Talk and Explore Cockington with Chelston and The Creative Writing Group as the latest community groups in the area. More fun to come.

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