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What's On Around Bovey During the Festival

As well as the events at The Festival itself. We have a host of events around Bovey Tracey for everyone to enjoy. 


Friday June 8th: Craft Festival Ceilidh at The Dophin

7pm, The Dolphin Hotel, Station Road, Bovey Tracey 

Join us for a family friendly Ceilidh at The Dolphin Hotel, Bovey Tracey. No experience necessary and laughing is guaranteed! Lots of fun and dancing with a live band and the hotly anticipated Handmade Raffle, provided by makers from the Festival. All proceeds go to local charities. 


Saturday June 9th: Craft Festival Yoga in the Park

8am, Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey

Join The Contemporary Craft Festival & Anna White from Pretzel Yoga Studio in a morning yoga session in the beautiful surroundings of Mill Marsh Park. Meet by the Gym Machines for an uplifting 45mins of yoga. If it rains it will be held in The Children’s Craft Tent at The Craft Festival. Mats will he provided but you are welcome to bring your own. No need to book, just turn up on the day. 🙏 
Pretzel Yoga Studio is a new venue to practise yoga with Anna White in Bovey Tracey

Saturday June 9th: World Gin Day at Dartmoor Whiskey Distillery from 11am till late

Join Dartmoor Whisky Distillery to celebrate World Gin Day on Saturday 9th June with distillery tours, mini Westcountry gin masterclasses and live gypsy jazz in the evening from La Vie en Rose. The distillery is open for gin-based fun all day, so to see what you can get involved with and when, and how to buy tickets, head to the Facebook event: 

Saturday June 9th June 9th: The Brodsky Quartet 

7.30pm St Peter, St Paul and St Thomas Church, Bovey Tracey 

This year the Craft Festival has a very special extra element: a concert being put on under the banner of another Bovey festival that we work on, Nourish Festival. On Saturday June 9th the Internationally renowned and utterly fabulous Brodsky Quartet will give us a bit of ‘bottled sunshine’ in the form of Elgar’s string quartet, then - by total contrast - an epic picture of life in wartime Russia from Shostakovich, whose third quartet is gripping, harrowing and intensely moving. Add to that two pieces from present-day Mexico and it promises to be a great gig. If you haven’t seen the Brodskys … they’re the string quartet famous for collaborations with Elvis Costello, Bjork, Paul McCartney, and - as a live act - are just something else! They’ve played here to wildly enthusiastic sell-out audiences three times now, so don’t miss!


Devon Guild of Craftsmen June 8-10: Anita Reynolds, A Year on Dartmoor

Exhibiton continues until 1 July in The Jubilee Gallery

Moving to a slot in the main gallery this exhibition by the acclaimed printmaker celebrates ‘A Year on Dartmoor’ and reflects on the changing seasons and their impact on the landscape of Dartmoor and its inhabitants through prints, paintings and installations.

Anita is visiting all 365 square miles of Dartmoor National Park and representing each with an artwork. This exhibition shows work from a year spent on many different square miles of the moor. Known for her immersive techniques, Anita creates dynamic work on-site responding to Dartmoor in all of its changing weather conditions. The exhibition includes large scale works and is supported by sketches, on-site monoprints, photography and film.

Saturday June 9th 10am-4pm at Devon Guild: Fran Bennett, ceramics demonstration 

Free craft demonstration by Fran Benatt - techniques in ceramic decoration.  10am - 12.30 and 1.30pm - 4pm. Fran makes pots which are fired to stoneware temperature and decorated with wax resist and sgraffito applied over washes of glazes and oxides. The abstract patterns are inspired by nature

The Devon Guild is based in Bovey Tracey and is a short walk from The Contemporary Craft Festival. 

For full programme visit

The Devon Guild of Crafsmen is open earlier  9am - 5.30pm Friday - Sunday during the Craft Festival.

If you have any arts events in Bovey Tracey during the Festival from June 8-10th we can add it to our website. Please email