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an event, especially if you live in the West of England or North Carolina? You owe it to Sir Walter!
Budleigh Salterton, Devon
Raleigh, NSW, Australia
You will find it interesting to see how the 300th anniversary of Sir Walter's death was marked in 1918, mainly in London, but also in Exeter.
Budleigh Salterton Library
Raleigh 400 Library book display
Knowle, Budleigh Salterton: Lily Farm Vineyard,
Raleigh Brut sparkling wine Knowle, Budleigh Salterton www.lilyfarmvineyard.com
‘Pommes Raleigh’ potato dish, by food stylist and food writer Rukmini Iyer
Sun 11: 2.00 pm Sherborne, Dorset
A Ralegh Ramble - Talk by Blue Badge Guide Cindy Chant
Fri 23: 6.30 National Portrait Gallery, London
'“Amor et virtute”: a portrait in song of Walter Raleigh'
Soprano Gillian Gingell Wormley joins lutenist Din Ghani, founder of the group Musicke in the Ayre, for their 6th appearance at the National Portrait Gallery in a programme marking the 400th anniversary of the death of Sir Walter Raleigh. As well as songs based on his poetry, they include some associated with other significant personages (Queen Elizabeth, the Earl of Essex, Prince Henry to name a few) and with the New World that he was fascinated with.
Entry is free, early arrival recommended! 18:30–19:30
Gillian Wormley http://www.littlesoprano.co.
Tbc: Sherborne: ‘Queen Elizabeth I and her men’ - Talk by Blue Badge Guide Cindy Chant
Black Tor Brewery's Raleigh 400 Ale feature in the March/April issue of the Devonshire Magazine. Issue can be purchased including overseas delivery.
Tues 3: Sherborne, Dorset
Mon 16: 7.30 pm Masonic Hall, Budleigh Salterton
Anglo-French Society: ‘Notre grand Elisabéthain’- Talk by Michael Downes
Wed 18, 6.30 pm Peter Hall, Budleigh Salterton
Chamber of Commerce AGM 'Millais' 'Boyhood of Raleigh' and our Great Elizabethan’ - Talk by Michael Downes
Sat 21, 7.00 pm Public Hall, Budleigh Salterton
Prior Commitment presents ‘Silly Billy – A Celebration of Shakespeare’ From the pen of local writer Steve Andrews, it’s described as ‘a (very) lighthearted evening with William Shakespeare’ with ‘songs, sketches, dances and a simple quiz’.
Sat 21 7.30pm in the Temple Methodist Church, Budleigh Salterton
Budleigh Salterton Ladies Choir Spring Concert: Sir Walter remembered
Tickets £8.00 (including refreshments) will be available on the door.
Tues 24, 7.00 pm East Budleigh Village Hall
East Budleigh with Bicton Annual Parish Meeting
'Our Great Elizabethan’ - Talk by Michael Downes
Fri 25 Sir Walter Raleigh, East Budleigh
Launch of Black Tor Brewery's Raleigh 400 beer, representing West Country brewers against North Carolina, USA, in THE GREAT RALEIGH 400 BEER CHALLENGE
Fri 25, 7.45 pm Manteo, North Carolina USA
Roanoke Island Historical Association’s ‘The Lost Colony’ 2018 Season opens. Runs Monday-Saturday, until 22 August 7:45 Showtime for All Performances. Over 200 actors, technicians, designers and volunteers. In 1587, 117 English men, women, and children came ashore on Roanoke Island to establish a permanent English settlement in the New World, in a venture initiated by Sir Walter Raleigh. Just three years later in 1590, when English ships returned to bring supplies, they found the island deserted with no sign of the colonists. After nearly 450 years, the mystery of what happened to the colonists remains unsolved. The Lost Colony, is performed each summer on the same site where these actual events occurred. Under the direction of Ira David Wood, III, a company of over 100 actors, dancers, singers, and technicians create a magical evening for your whole family. https://thelostcolony.org/
Sat 26 Budleigh Salterton
Budleigh Gala Week: ‘The Life and Times of Sir Walter Raleigh’ www.budleighlions.com/gala-week-2018
Mon 28 Fairlynch Museum, Budleigh Salterton
Raleigh 400 exhibition opens www.fairlynchmuseum.uk
Budleigh in Bloom Planting of ‘Sir Walter Raleigh’ roses at Fairlynch Museum
Budleigh Salterton Probus:
‘Our Great Elizabethan’ - Talk by Michael Downes
Sat 9 – Sun 10 East Budleigh
Sat 16 Sherborne Summer Fete Day, Purlieu Meadow, Sherborne, Dorset
Sun 17 1.00-4.00 pm Brownies' Fun Day, Temple Methodist Church Hall, Budleigh Salterton
Appearance of 'Sir Walter Raleigh' in costume
Mon 18 2.00-3.00 pm St Peter's C of E Primary School, Budleigh Salterton
Chestnut class interview 'Sir Walter Raleigh' in costume, followed by appearance at School assembly
This event is part of Frome Festival
Jane Hunt http://www.operaletta.co.uk/jane-hunt.html
Original drama based on events in Raleigh's life by local playwright Steve Andrews.
Wed 22 Bicton College
Thurs 23 Devoncourt Hotel, Exmouth
Fri 24 Budleigh Salterton Croquet Club, Westfield Close
Sat 25 7 Cliff Terrace, Budleigh Salterton
All performances will start at 6 pm.
Monday 27 East Budleigh
‘Sir Walter Raleigh’ Street Party: Falconry and archery displays, Morris dancers
Tbc: Nick Wakeling: The poetry of Sir Walter Raleigh (Talk)
Sir Walter Raleigh Symposium
Fri 14, 7.00 pm Memorial Hall, Sherborne, Dorset
Ralegh 400 film night
Fri 14-Sat 15 The Great Hall, Winchester SO23 8UJ
Original drama Sir Walter’s Women
Staged by Winchester-based 2TimeTheatre
Wed 19 time and location tbc
Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival
Anna Beer will discuss her 2018 biography of Sir Walter Ralegh
Sat 22 3.00-4.00 pm Church of St Michael and All Angels, Mount Dinham, Exeter
Wed 26 Possible Ralegh 400 talk by Sherborne Museum
Sun 30, 2.00 pm Castleton Church, Sherborne
Ralegh Guided Walk with Cindy Chant, with access to Ralegh's letter in almshouse chapel and Castleton estate
Exmouth Historical and Archaeological Society ‘Our Great Elizabethan’ - Talk by Michael Downes
Visitors are welcome at all meetings – entrance £2.00
Thurs 11 Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath, Somerset
Thurs 11 Sherborne Castle
Visit by The Arts Society, Budleigh Salterton http://budfas.org/
Thurs 11 Sherborne Literary Festival
Talk by Maria Wingfield Digby, author of Sir Walter Raleigh (Pitkin, 2018). Followed by Guided Walk, with access to Raleigh's letter in almshouse chapel and Castleton estate.
Maria Wingfield Digby lives in Sherborne Castle, Sir Walter Raleigh’s home, so it is only natural that she should become intrigued with his life and exploits. Four centuries on from his execution she revisits the life of one of the Elizabethan era’s best loved characters. Through the use of the Castle’s original documents and his personal possessions she sheds a new light on this intriguing character.
Sat 13 East Budleigh, All Saints Church
Sir Walter Raleigh concert with Devon Voices
Sir Walter Raleigh cocktails
Sat 27, 7.00 pm Memorial Hall, Sherborne
Tudor themed banquet. Guests invited to wear costume; medieval music, jongleurs, Raleigh poetry etc.
Sun 28 East Budleigh, All Saints Church
Sir Walter Raleigh service www.allsaintseastbudleigh.org.uk
Sun 28 Exmouth, Holy Trinity Church
Sir Walter remembered in prayers during the Sunday service.
A floral tribute at the Raleigh window is offered by Daffodils Florist, Exmouth www.exmouthflorists.co.uk
Sun 28, 11.00 am London St Margaret's, Westminster
Sung Eucharist. Further details to be announced
Mon 29 All Saints Church East Budleigh
Sir Walter Raleigh Commemoration Walk starting in Budleigh Salterton. The walk will be open to everyone.
Otter Valley Association - Leader: Brian Turnbull
Further details to follow.
Mon 29 Sir Walter Raleigh, East Budleigh
Exmouth Raleigh Rotary Club commemoration dinner Closed event. Members only. https://www.rotary-ribi.org
Budleigh Salterton Male Voice Choir Concert, including a performance of ‘Sir Walter’s Lament’ (words by Michael Downes) to the tune of ‘Greensleeves’ www.budleighmvc.co.uk