Smuggling exhibit at Museum

Brixham Heritage Museum recently reopened with a new exhibition ­featuring true stories about the port’s smugglers. Details about the smuggling ­operations have been uncovered by museum researchers during the ­winter. The tales revealed range from well-armed smugglers, who fired a broadside at a customs cutter, to a smuggler hiding lace inside the ­carcass of a turkey, and many more. More…

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£1.2million cultural boost for Torbay

Torbay has received an award of £1,191,400 from Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery Fund’s Great Place Scheme that will put art and culture at the heart of the future vision for the area. The grant will help to fund an ambitious project led by Torbay Culture Board that will make Torbay a great place to live, work, play and…

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Chamber at the Tourism Exhibition

The Chamber Stand at the recent Tourism Exhibition on the 15th March, 2017 was very busy with lots of compliments for Brixham, The Chamber, The New Guide and the markets. Generally it was a very good exhibition overall. The majority of visitors to the Brixham stand were from Torquay and Paignton B&B’s who were delighted to get guides and information…

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Seafood Coast – Phase 2 funding secured

The English Riviera BID Company are delighted to confirm that they have been successful with their bid to VisitEngland for Continuation Funding! This means they are able to take England’s Seafood Coast to the next stage for a further 12 months. Following their comprehensive six month research project, they have successfully secured an additional £100,000 from the VisitEngland Discover England…

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Brixham Marine Conservation Day

Brixham Marine Conservation Day on 30th May 2017 is bringing together local, national and international organisations concerned with marine conservation. The aims are to raise awareness of marine conservation issues, to educate the next generation and to introduce children to research and survey work. A day filled with interesting and informative talks, interactive stands showing the latest research techniques and…

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BrixFest’s social history archive project awarded Lottery grant

A mobile phone app in the style of the popular location-based game Pokémon Go is being developed to support the launch of a Brixham social history archive. The BrixFest project aims to gather audio and film testimonies about the port’s traditional industries and events and will also be supported by a film. Local organisations hold some records of Brixham’s historic…

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Epic Award for South Devon Players

The South Devon Players Theatre & Film Company are excited to announce that on the evening of March 19th, 2017 at an awards ceremony at the Sage conference centre in Newcastle, they were presented with the Epic Award for England. Laura Jay, one of the founders, and Michael Mirsadeghi, who is the head of editing, and cameraman of the Players…

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How to kill off a dying town

An open letter from Nigel Makin on behalf of Brixham Chamber to Robert Excell and Kevin Mowatt, Torbay Council. I’m writing to you on behalf of the Brixham Chamber of Commerce, Brixham residents, Brixham visitors and potential investors in Brixham. The “subject” title originates from Brixham trader and resident Jake Fairall of Fairall’s Fruit & Veg “This will kill the…

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Wayfinding Project

Brixham Future are trying to make the signage around Brixham as helpful for our residents and visitors as they can. For this they need your valuable input. It would be very much appreciated if you could please spare a few minutes of your time to share your insights and opinions by completing this survey. Hopefully a good response to this…

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Tooth and Claw

Tooth & Claw are husband and wife design duo, Andrea Carless and Jamie James. Their story began when they met in a Goth club in Birmingham in the mid 1980’s. Having both grown up in the industrial heartlands of the West Midlands with a desire to express their creativity, their love of style and design led them to move to…

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