what’s on and upcoming events
Cockington Court presents a vibrant and varied annual events programme. There’s something for everyone to enjoy; with arts and crafts festivals, outdoor theatre performances, classic car shows, summer fairs, fashion shows as well as Easter, Halloween and Christmas Celebrations.
We also offer an inspiring arts and crafts workshop programme for adults and families in our resource centre.
What's on in 2014
April 20 -21 - Easter Activities
Come and have fun making Easter Bonnets and follow our egg trail
Resource room, Sea Change Studios
No booking needed this is a drop in have a go workshop
May 31 -1 June - Miss Ivys Revival
Miss Ivy's Revival will be with us on the front lawn, hosting a two day festival style celebration of all things vintage, with stalls, a Brocante Market, entertainment, refreshments, workshops and more, so it promises to be a wonderful weekend of uniqueness in beautiful and magical surroundings.
May 31 -1 June - 'Happily Ever After' – Bespoke Wedding Fair
We are delighted to announce our first ever bespoke wedding fair – 'Happily Ever After'. Taking place on the same weekend as Miss Ivy's Revival, we will hold the fair in our delightful ceremony rooms, in the Grade II listed Manor House. These two delightful rooms will host a selection of exclusive and artisan handpicked local wedding suppliers - bespoke dress makers, jewellers, transport, stationers, cake makers, florists, photographers, hair & make-up and accessories to showcase themselves to prospective brides & grooms.
29 June - Classic Motorcycles at Cockington Court
The VMCC (The Vintage Motorcycle Club) will be displaying an array of vintage and classic motorcycles on the front lawn and in the Sea Change Craft Studios area at Cockington Court on Sunday 29th June 2014 from 10.30am to 4.00pm.
3 August –Illyria Outdoor Theatre –Georges Marvellous Medicine
Following the success of The Twits last summer, Illyria returns with yet another Roald Dahl classic - George's Marvellous Medicine. Staged on the front lawn at Cockington Court, the performance will be full of (literally) larger-than-life characters, plenty to join in with, and just a twist of malicious fun! It's guaranteed to send you through the roof!
6 August - Cockington Fayre
A traditional Old English Village fair in the beautiful and historical village of Cockington.
'A Great Family Day Out' in the grounds of the historical Cockington Court.
22 August - Illyria Outdoor Theatre - Robin Hood
This outdoor theatre performance will take place on the front lawn at Cockington Court. First performed in 2007, this remains one of Illyria's most popular ever titles. You'll definitely laugh, you'll probably cry - and if you're not cheering at the archery competition involving the entire audience then you must be dead.
26-31 October - Cockington Court Halloween Festival
We are hosting a festival of FREE Halloween inspired arts and crafts and activities for the whole family to enjoy.
A full programme of events to follow.
7 December - Christmas at Cockington Court Craft & Food Fayre
Santa’s Grotto, Craft and Food Stalls, Choirs, Lantern Parade, Mince Pies & Mulled Wine, Face Painting, Christmas Quiz.
FREE Family Arts & Crafts.
Visit our craft studios & galleries for that special gift:
Paintings and Prints, Sculpture, Vintage fashion and accessories, Ceramics, Glass Blowers, Blacksmith,
Toy Maker, Chocolatier, Jewellers, Textiles, Leather, Furniture, Bags & Sewing kits, wrapping paper and handmade cards and more….
What happened in 2013
August 7th - Cockington Fayre
August 15th - Illyria Outdoor Theatre Performance of Shakespeare's 'As You Like It'
August 23rd - Illyria Outdoor Theatre Performance of 'Babe The Sheep Pig' by Dick King-Smith and adapted by David Wood
September 15th - Agatha Christie Fesitval - Murder, Mystery & Suspense at Cockington Court
September 17th - October 23rd - Ambiguity & Form - Kitchen Gallery Exhibition
October 20th - Big Draw -The theme was 'Draw Tomorrow'. What will Cockington Court look like in the future? What sculptures would you imagine and like to see here?
October 28th - November 1st - 3 day printmaking workshop with Deborah Treliving
October 27th - November 3rd - Halloween Festival - Free family arts and crafts making spider's webs, masks and ghosts, Cher's Funky Faces, nature photography, apple bobbing, hallowween trail, pumpkin carving, spooky storytelling, cider press demonstration, Secrets at Cockington with Quest Play Torbay.
December 8th - Christmas Fayre - Christmas at Cockington Court: Santa’s Grotto, Synthetic Skating Rink, Craft and Food Stalls, Choirs, Festive Food & Drink, Lantern Parade followed by a festive service in Cockington Church, Mince Pies & Mulled Wine, Face Painting, Christmas Quiz. FREE Family Arts & Crafts.