Monday, 29 June 2009

Two of Torquay's most famous legacies: Agatha Christie and Fawtly Towers combine beautifully in this sketch from the Monty Python team.
It's the Agatha Christie sketch, featuring John Cleese, he of Basil Fawlty fame, and is a bit of a classic. Enjoy!

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Friday, 26 June 2009

Bay appeals to boxer Michael

Former middleweight boxing champ Michael Watson MBE is to make Torquay his home, he has revealed to the Herald Express newspaper.The announcement came as he visited for a special night on the horses being held at the Bancourt Hotel in Torquay tomorrow in support of the Nathe Farm charity, of which he is patron.Speaking to the Herald Express, Michael explained he wanted to use his involvement with the organisation to help those with special needs.He said: "I want to set a legacy by helping these people who are less fortunate than others and give them help in life. The idea is for me to help those people with special needs."Torquay is fantastic. I will be here a lot more often. That is part of the idea of me being here, this is my next home and I can't wait."Good choice Michael, we'd love to welcome you...

Monday, 22 June 2009

Walking around Torbay

When the weather is like this, there can be no better way to spend a day than walking along the fabulous coastline around Torbay. With so much to see and so many wonderful points from which to see it, you are really spoilt for choice when it comes to spending some time on your feet.
But to help the visitor out, the English Riviera Tourist Board has published a booklet promoting 16 walks in Torbay and the surrounding area.
The booklet is available from the Tourist office. There is also an English Riviera walks leaflet, which contains some of the walks that use a significant part of the PROW network. You can view the booklet here
Two of the more popular ones take you from Maidencombe to Torquay, and from Torquay to Brixham, but it's really up to you.
One thing is certain, with the sun shining, the promise of an ice cream at your destination, and a good travelling companion, you are sure to have a walk to remember.

Friday, 12 June 2009

What's on, where and when

If you're staying in Torquay you will want to know what's going on around you.
And if it's entertainment you want, check out this site for all the news on bands, performances, restaurants, and everything else you should know.
It's called What's On South West and is run by the local newspapers in the area - the Herald Express (Torbay), Herald (Plymouth), Express and Echo (Exeter) and Western Morning News (South West).
Visit to see what's on in the South West.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Great Create under way

Torquay and the surrounding area really comes alive in the summer. There are all sorts of festivals and events which bring in the crowds and can enhance your stay no end.
Right at the minute there is something special going on at Coleton Fishacre, a beautiful National Trust property just outside of Torquay.
The award winning Great Create Festival of the Arts, now in its third year, invites all South West artists producing exceptional art in all formats to submit work for the forthcoming exhibition at Greenway, the National Trust’s glorious estate on the river Dart. The festival runs until June 28, 2009.
Greenway House, the holiday home of Agatha Christie, has opened for the first time this year following a major restoration project. There has been significant interest shown in the property and it is anticipated that visitor numbers will be strong during the festival.
There is no formal brief set but artwork should reflect current practice and The Great Create hopes to provide a platform for artists to try out new, challenging and exciting work, whilst being exhibited in formal galleries and gardens and attracting a wide audience.
For more information visit the National Trust homepage and search for Coleton Fishacre.