What’s on in Meavy

Oliver WheeldonOliver Wheeldon

Meavy Parish Hall
Friday 22nd March, 7:30pm

Tickets £8 - Available at the Royal Oak or online at wegottickets.com

Dartmoor based multi-instrumentalist, singer songwriter. 

For the last decade Oliver has dedicated his musicianship towards shedding light on the rural lives of those living in the county he grew up in, Devon. He joined up with Wiltshire musician Barney Kenny to create the westcountry folk duo Tamar and released 2 albums “A Long Way From Home” and “A Letter From The West”. Oliver is now pursuing a solo avenue with his soon to be released debut solo album “The Village” which is a concept album based entirely on Westcountry villages. He will be performing songs from both the new album and his previous albums with Tamar. Expect a night of musical story telling, conveyed through both emotive lyrics and a passionate performance from someone who so clearly cares about his his home and the stories of people who live there.

Quiz & Pasty Night

NSPCC (Yelverton NSPCC Committee)

Meavy Parish Hall
Saturday 23 March 2019, 8pm, doors open 7:30pm

£5 per person, including Pasty

Teams no bigger than 8

Bar, Raffle

Please contact Dave to book your places, or arrive on the night, griffithsd559@gmail.com


A Celebration of Wildflower Meadows

St Paul’s Church Hall, Yelverton,

Friday 22nd March, 7:30pm (finish by 9:00pm)
with ecologist Peter Burgess, Director of Conservation, Devon Wildlife Trust

Mary's MeadowWildflower meadows - bees love them, butterflies love them, people love them. Nothing sums up summer like the experience of walking through a species-rich meadow, carpeted with flowers and alive with insects.

Yet across the country, wildflower meadows have all but disappeared – 97 per cent of them have gone since the Second World War. And Dartmoor is no different. Fortunately, there are still some wonderful survivors.

If you have a field you would like to restore to a flowering meadow, or if you simply wish to create wild areas in your garden – gardens and orchards can be wildflower meadows too - then come along to discover more.

Peter Burgess is a hugely knowledgeable ecologist and his talk celebrates the wide diversity of meadows and pastures in Devon and how they can be restored and recreated. Come and find out about the restoration projects Devon Wildlife Trust are involved with and how to turn a field into a wildflower meadow.

Moor MeadowsThe event is free but we suggest a £2 donation, payable on the door. As seats are limited, please reserve your place now by emailing rose.moormeadows@gmail.com

The evening is being organised by Moor Meadows, the Dartmoor community group whose aim is to help each other in conserving, restoring and creating flower rich grasslands in the landscape of Dartmoor: www.moormeadows.org.uk

Alison SmithAlison Smith

Classical Guitar Concert 

Saturday 6th April,  7:30 pm

St Peter’s Church, Meavy

In aid of essential fabric repairs of St Peter’s (cheques payable to “Meavy Church”)

Tickets £9, from:

  • Mike Inman, 01822 852672 or by post Moorholme, Dousland, Yelverton, PL20 6LY with SAE please
  • Clive McGavin 01822 854577
  • The Royal Oak, Meavy, 01822 852944. Book for pre-concert suppers
  • On the door St Peter’s Church


Do not miss the opportunity to hear this highly acclaimed international guitarist perform an exciting and appealing programme. This includes music from her latest CD, Poético. Composers will include: Chopin, Barrios, Lovelady, Tesar, Villa Lobos & George Shearing.

“enthralling...demonstrated sheer virtuosity...superb technique and sensitivity”

“A master class of classical guitar played with friendly charm and sublime expertise”

The International Guitar Festival of Great Britain

After a concert in Germany “the audience broke into tumultuous applause and gave another standing ovation to the young guitarist who had played into their hearts

Park in the village

Interval, with refreshments


Meavy Parish Hall

			RhapsodyFriday 12th April, 8:00pm

(Please note the change of date:
not Saturday 6th April as previously advertised)

Licensed Bar

Doors open at 7:30pm, film starts at 8:00pm

Admission £5.00, pay at the door.

Children under 12, admission £2, must be with an adult.

Certificate:  12A,   Run time:  124mins

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.

The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid.

While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.

Yelverton & District Local History Society

Meavy Parish Hall
Tuesday 16th April, 7:30pm

“The History of the Plymouth Naval Dockyard” 

- a talk by Commander Crichton

Yelverton & District Local History Society


Meavy Parish Hall

PeterlooFriday 3rd May, 8:00pm

Licensed Bar

Doors open at 7:30pm, film starts at 8:00pm

Admission £5.00, pay at the door.

Children under 12, admission £2, must be with an adult.

Certificate:  12A,   Run time:  154mins

An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter's Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history.

The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform and protest against rising levels of poverty. Many protesters were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression.

The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.

Yelverton & District Local History Society

Meavy Parish Hall
Tuesday 21st May, 7:30pm

“Flying to the end of the runway: the history of Plymouth's airports and air services ” 

- a talk by Clive Charlton

Yelverton & District Local History Society