Into the Mix at Torre Abbey Museum

A brand-new diversity event called Into the Mix is coming to Torre Abbey in Torquay on Saturday 6 July.

Taking place on the exterior lawns of the Abbey and in the Spanish Barn, the free, inclusive event is aimed at bringing diverse people and communities together to celebrate through music, dance, making, food, spoken word, performance, participation, information, stalls and more.

Running from 10.30am to 5.30pm, Into The Mix will feature two stages of live music and entertainment including multi-award-winning Devon folk singer/songwriter Jim Causley, Torbay’s own Wren Choir/Torbay Folk Choir and African, Reggae and Latin sounds from Wendy and the Coconuts. The Spanish Barn is being run by music students from South Devon College, adding to the programme with several talented performers from their pool of singers and musicians.

A second stage on the steps in front of the Abbey, with the colourful and infectious Samba Roc Band opening proceedings in the morning. They will be followed by the likes of Riviera Sound, Taiko Journey, the Hummingbirds, Polonia Polish dance and music and African drumming and dancing from Shumba Arts. There will also be some fun participation on offer including Tai Chi, Bollywood and urban dance.