Miracle Theatre present ‘Love Riot’ – Wednesday 19th June 2024

Miracle Theatre present open-air theatre performance, ‘Love Riot’ in Badock Gardens on Wednesday 19th June 2024 at 6:30pm

Step into a world of etiquette, scandal and matchmaking, with this fresh new take on an 18th century rom-com from Cornwall’s Miracle Theatre.

Promised by her father to the dashing Doricourt from a young age, Letty has worked for years to corset up her wild heart, to ready herself for a dream marriage. But now the much longed-for day has arrived, Doricourt sees her only as a business transaction. Faced with a loveless future, Letty’s heart starts beating again– can she defy convention, shape her own destiny and be free to find love her own way?

This vibrant reimagining of Hannah Cowley’s comedy of manners, The Belle’s Stratagem, takes audiences of all ages on a journey of unexpected twists and hilarious turns, towards a destination where they might all be free.

Celebrate Miracle’s 45th Anniversary with this inspiring show that will captivate adults, families and teenagers – as much as their grandparents! See for yourself why audiences have raved about Miracle Theatre’s past productions:

Everyone welcome, but as a guide Miracle recommends ages 7+, young children to be accompanied by an adult. There is nothing ‘unsuitable’ in this production – lots of children have been enthralled by Miracle’s past productions, people know their child’s preferences! You decide!

Miracle Theatre is Cornwall’s longest running and most prolific touring theatre company. For over four decades, Miracle Theatre has been dedicated to delivering high-quality, inclusive live experiences and making theatre accessible to all, regardless of age or background. The theatre company’s innovative approach to storytelling and commitment to community engagement have made it a beloved cultural institution in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the 2024 Open-Air Theatre Festival:

Seating:

No seating is provided. Please bring low-back seating and/or blankets,
An area for people on blankets is reserved at the front.
If you still wish to be socially distanced please sit towards the rear or sides of the audience area
Performances start at the stated time so please arrive in good time to take your seats

Tickets:

Book tickets here
Disabled people are welcome to a free ticket for their carer/assistant. Please call the box office on 01805 624624
Every 11th ticket is free for group bookings. Available via the box office on 01805 624624
Tickets, if not sold out, are also available on the gate (cash or cards).

Ticket holders enjoy free access to the gardens two hours before 7pm performances and one hour before earlier performances. (Or earlier for pre-show drama workshop ticket holders)
Most performances last approx 2 hours with a 20 minute interval
Minimum ages are advisory only. Please use your discretion.

Refreshments:

HATS will be providing refreshments.

Weather:

Performances continue regardless of the weather. Be prepared.
There are no indoor alternatives in case of bad weather.
In the event of electrical storm, tickets will be exchanged for another date.
The following may be useful: A torch, insect repellent, an umbrella (or sunshade!)

Dogs:

Badock Gardens: Assistance dogs only.

Access:

For specific access information please call the box office on 01805 624624 or contact the individual venue via their website.

Other Info:

Please bring cash for a raffle to support The Plough Arts Centre. £1 per ticket. One winner takes half the proceeds!

Thursday 6th June 2024

Join us on the 6th June to commemorate the largest Naval, Air and land operation in History.

8am, The Square, D-Day 80 Proclamation
11am, Stanhope Park, Poems for Schools, D-Day Heroes
6.30pm, The Square, join us for a free ‘Fish & Chip’ supper, the Town Band and live entertainment
9pm, Outside St Peter & St Paul’s Church, the Commemoration
9.15pm, Lighting of the Beacon on the Church Tower

This commemoration is supported by The Holsworthy Town Council & The Balsdon Trust

For more info please message The Town Council or email the Holsworthy Town Clerk, TownClerk@holsworthytowncouncil.gov.uk

Miracle Theatre present ‘Love Riot’ – Wednesday 19th June 2024

Miracle Theatre present open-air theatre performance, ‘Love Riot’ in Badock Gardens on Wednesday 19th June 2024 at 6:30pm

Step into a world of etiquette, scandal and matchmaking, with this fresh new take on an 18th century rom-com from Cornwall’s Miracle Theatre.

Promised by her father to the dashing Doricourt from a young age, Letty has worked for years to corset up her wild heart, to ready herself for a dream marriage. But now the much longed-for day has arrived, Doricourt sees her only as a business transaction. Faced with a loveless future, Letty’s heart starts beating again– can she defy convention, shape her own destiny and be free to find love her own way?

This vibrant reimagining of Hannah Cowley’s comedy of manners, The Belle’s Stratagem, takes audiences of all ages on a journey of unexpected twists and hilarious turns, towards a destination where they might all be free.

Celebrate Miracle’s 45th Anniversary with this inspiring show that will captivate adults, families and teenagers – as much as their grandparents! See for yourself why audiences have raved about Miracle Theatre’s past productions:

Everyone welcome, but as a guide Miracle recommends ages 7+, young children to be accompanied by an adult. There is nothing ‘unsuitable’ in this production – lots of children have been enthralled by Miracle’s past productions, people know their child’s preferences! You decide!

Miracle Theatre is Cornwall’s longest running and most prolific touring theatre company. For over four decades, Miracle Theatre has been dedicated to delivering high-quality, inclusive live experiences and making theatre accessible to all, regardless of age or background. The theatre company’s innovative approach to storytelling and commitment to community engagement have made it a beloved cultural institution in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the 2024 Open-Air Theatre Festival:

Seating:

No seating is provided. Please bring low-back seating and/or blankets,
An area for people on blankets is reserved at the front.
If you still wish to be socially distanced please sit towards the rear or sides of the audience area
Performances start at the stated time so please arrive in good time to take your seats

Tickets:

Book tickets here
Disabled people are welcome to a free ticket for their carer/assistant. Please call the box office on 01805 624624
Every 11th ticket is free for group bookings. Available via the box office on 01805 624624
Tickets, if not sold out, are also available on the gate (cash or cards).

Ticket holders enjoy free access to the gardens two hours before 7pm performances and one hour before earlier performances. (Or earlier for pre-show drama workshop ticket holders)
Most performances last approx 2 hours with a 20 minute interval
Minimum ages are advisory only. Please use your discretion.

Refreshments:

HATS will be providing refreshments.

Weather:

Performances continue regardless of the weather. Be prepared.
There are no indoor alternatives in case of bad weather.
In the event of electrical storm, tickets will be exchanged for another date.
The following may be useful: A torch, insect repellent, an umbrella (or sunshade!)

Dogs:

Badock Gardens: Assistance dogs only.

Access:

For specific access information please call the box office on 01805 624624 or contact the individual venue via their website.

Other Info:

Please bring cash for a raffle to support The Plough Arts Centre. £1 per ticket. One winner takes half the proceeds!

Illyria’s production of Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Illyria’s production of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice is coming to Holsworthy!

This open-air production of Pride & Prejudice will be in Badock Gardens, Holsworthy on Saturday 12 August at 6:30pm.

In a whirlwind of balls, dinners and very eligible officers, Lizzy Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy stand alone as the only sane, thoughtful people – and they hate each other! Or do they? Can she see beyond his pride, and can he overcome her prejudice, in order to achieve happiness?

If your idea of Jane Austen is stuffy costume drama then this sparkling adaptation may make you change your mind. Bring a picnic and have a ball as the irrepressible Illyria sharpen their claws to bring you Jane Austen at her vibrant, bitchy best!

Running time (approx): 2hrs 20min (inc 20 minute interval).

Suitable for ages 8+

Tickets:

  • Tickets are available online or via the box office 01805 624624. 5% booking fee applies across all payment methods.
  • Tickets are also available on the gate (card or cash). 5% booking fee applies.
  • People with access needs are welcome to a free ticket for their carer/assistant. Please call the box office on 01805 624624
  • Every 11th ticket is free for group bookings. Available via the box office on 01805 624624
  • Ticket holders enjoy free access to the gardens two hours before 6.30pm/7pm performances and one hour before earlier performances. (Or earlier for pre-show drama workshop ticket holders)
  • Most performances last approx 2 hours with a 20 minute interval
  • Minimum ages are advisory only. Please use your discretion.

Seating:

  • No seating is provided. Please bring low-back seating and/or blankets,
  • An area for people on blankets is reserved at the front.
  • If you wish to be socially distanced please sit towards the rear or sides of the audience area
  • Performances start at the stated time so please arrive in good time to take your seats

Kings Coronation -Big Help Out Day – Holsworthy

Tidy, Titivate & Tart up the Town- Monday 8th May

The King has suggested that as part of the Coronation Celebrations communities across the country get involved in volunteering on a Big Help Out day on Monday 8th May and highlight the positive impact volunteering has on communities across the Nation.

Holsworthy Town Council would like to encourage organisations and individuals in the Town to come up with a one day project which aims to enhance the appearance of Holsworthy to be carried out on Monday 8th May 2023. It is hoped that local organisations could work on their ‘own patch’, help another organisation or choose an area of the town to enhance.

Some Suggestions brought forward are:

– Litter picking
– Cleaning signs
– Renovating flower beds
– Cleaning & Painting of community facilities
– Cleaning public areas
– Emptying gutters
– Help a Neighbour
– Tidy up Manor Car Park after the Coronation Celebrations

The Council would love organisations to contact them at townclerk@holsworthytowncouncil.gov.uk with any small project they wish to do as part of the Big Help Out Day which can be advertised in the run up to the day. Individuals who want to get involved can also email the Council or pick a project which may suit them best and join in! Please make contact with the town council if you are interested and we will put you on the list!

The Town Council may be able to provide support through supply of equipment such as hi-vis jackets, litter picking tools, bin bags and cleaning materials subject to availability – feel free to enquire.
Currently the ideal times for volunteering on this day would be between 11am and 4pm. You do not need to volunteer the whole duration.
No project too small! We welcome all project suggestions and look forward to hearing them!

The important bit – The Town Council would also like to invite all those who take part in the day to a ‘Pasty and a drink’ event in Holsworthy Memorial Hall from 4pm on the 8th May as a thank you to all volunteers in the town. This will be a chance to recognise the amazing work volunteers carry out all year round and get everybody together to celebrate, network and share our volunteering experiences.

Last updated 3rd April 2023 – Further updates will be added

Holsworthy’s Outdoor Market

Holsworthy Town Council will be holding a public meeting on Thursday 23rd March 2023 at 6pm in the Memorial Hall, Holsworthy, to discuss the future of our historic Wednesday Market!

This will be an open and transparent discussion about the market’s past, present & future.

Holsworthy Town Council have been running the Market on behalf of Torridge District Council for 20+ years and have endeavoured to keep it relevant and stable.

Past efforts have included delivering leaflets to holiday homes, shops within Holsworthy and the surrounding areas. We have visited other local markets similar to our own to raise awareness of our historic market and to encourage new traders. We continue to use social media platforms, local media and yearly newsletters to advertise.

We would like to invite the people of Holsworthy to attend our meeting and help us find a solution to moving the market forward.

Everyone is welcome and we encourage all to attend to make your voice heard!

If you are unable to attend, please put your thoughts in writing to Holsworthy Town Council

Email: townclerk@holsworthytowncouncil.gov.uk
Facebook: Holsworthy Town Council

You can make a difference!

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from Holsworthy Town Council, we hope you have a wonderful day!

  • Our office is now open and has returned to our usual hours: Monday-Thursday (9am-4pm) Friday (9am-1pm).
  • We will be holding a Coffee Morning in The Memorial Hall in Holsworthy on 11th January from 9am until 12pm.
  • Holsworthy’s Weekly Wednesday Market will be reopening on the 11th January from 9am until 2.30pm.
  • Full Council Meetings & Sub-Committee Meetings will be returning from Wednesday 11th January.