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Yelverton & District Local History Society

Tuesday 20th February

A talk by Rick Stewart:  The Morwellham, Tavistock’s Port

Yelverton & District Local History Society

Music at MeavyDesperate Measures

Meavy Parish Hall
Desperate MeasuresFriday 23rd February, 7:30pm 

Tickets £8

Licensed Bar

Desperate Measures is a jazz band based in the West Country, playing jazz standards ranging from gentle bossa novas to swinging blues.

Although band members come from a wide area stretching from Truro to Totnes, Meavy has now become our adopted home.  

Read more and hear them play at Desperate Measures

Meavy CinemaMeavy Cinema

Dunkirk

DunkirkMeavy Parish Hall
Friday 2nd March

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

Admission £5.00, pay at the door. 

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

Certificate: PG   Runtime: 106 min.

The film depicts the dramatic and true story of the Dunkirk evacuations from a war torn beach and harbour in Belgium, following the seemingly doomed plight of allied soldiers in World War II. As the enemy forces close in it seems the troops have nowhere to go, but help is at hand and a fierce battle ensues.

Through May and June 1940, 400,000 British soldiers are holed up in the French port town of Dunkirk. The only way out is via sea, and the Germans have air superiority, bombing the British soldiers and ships without much opposition. The situation looks dire and, in desperation, Britain sends civilian boats to try to evacuate the beleaguered forces. This is that story, seen through the eyes of a soldier amongst those trapped forces, two RAF fighter pilots and a group of civilians on their boat, part of the evacuation fleet.

See Cinema.Meavy for more details and trailer.

Licensed Bar

The Thrill of LoveThe Thrill of Love

Meavy Parish Hall
Thursday 8th March, 7.30pm

Tavonians Theatre Company Presents The Thrill of Love

By Amanda Whittington

The Thrill of Love tells the gripping story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain, in 1955. ‘I am guilty, I’m a little confused’ said Ruth , following her arrest for the murder of her lover David Blakely. Why does she plead not guilty but offer no defence? Why does she show no remorse? And who is she trying to protect? ‘Terrific' The Guardian, 'Absorbing... the writing is playful and pin-sharp' Telegraph, 'Tense and engaging throughout... a triumph' The Stage. Following on from their success with Cheshire Cats, Shadowlands, The Railway Children and My Boy Jack,

Tavonians Theatre Company is taking The Thrill of Love on tour to eight venues across west Devon and east Cornwall. The tour is sponsored by local estate agent Miller Town & Country, and the Royal Oak is kindly giving support for a special ‘breaking’ bottle.

Tickets £10 available from Tavonians Box Office: 08455 196592, www.tavonians.org.uk; or in person from the Royal Oak Inn.

Yelverton & District Local History Society

Tuesday 20th March

AGM - followed by

A talk by Derek Gore:  Fieldwork and Roman Excavations at Ipplepen

Yelverton & District Local History Society

Music at MeavyFallen Cedars

Meavy Parish Hall
Fallen CedarsFriday 23rd March, 7:30pm 

Tickets £8

Licensed Bar

Fallen Cedars are rooted on the edge of Dartmoor.  A band created from  a diverse range of musical backgrounds and creative wishes.  We play  original songs and a few obscure covers.  They say: "Our music is uplifting, languid,  lilting and melodic; a sound of indie folk mixed with lounge; acoustic and electric."

Musical influences vary from modern folk and indie to blues and jazz: not definitive but here's a few names - The Waifs, The Staves, Fairport Convention, First Aid Kit.

See the Fallen Cedars website for more about the band.

Meavy CinemaMeavy Cinema

Film to be decided

Meavy Parish Hall
Friday 6th April

Yelverton & District Local History Society

Tuesday 17th April

A talk by Dr. Todd Gray:  The Royal Clarence Fire and St. Martin's Island  

Yelverton & District Local History Society

Yelverton & District Local History Society

Tuesday 15th May

A talk by Sheila Hancox:  Ivybridge and the 4 Parishes  

Yelverton & District Local History Society

Music at MeavyMitchell and Vincent

Meavy Parish Hall
Mitchell and VincentFriday 18th May, 7:30pm 

Tickets £8

Licensed Bar

Mitchell and Vincent are an acoustic duo with guitars and fiddles.

And David and Graham make their own instruments.

Knowing that they are both guitar makers, you are asking “Do they play their own guitars?” Dave does indeed play a guitar he made, It’s a wonderful sounding nylon strung classical guitar with a cedar top – they’ve done so many gigs in the last few years that it’s starting to look a bit tatty – but luckily Dave has a couple more he’s made as spares for when the time comes to retire the old girl! Graham finally got round to making himself a violin, which is now one of his gigging violins. They're both making more instruments should you be interested in buying one.

And the music they play?  Take a listen at Mitchell and Vincent Music.