A brand-new diversity festival called Into The Mix is coming to Tore Abbey in Torquay on Saturday 6 July. Taking place on the exterior lawns of the abbey and in the Spanish Barn, the free event is billed as being an inclusive event aimed at bringing diverse people and communities together to celebrate through music, dance, making, food, spoken word, performance, participation, information, stalls and more. It's all about celebrating Torbay's diversity.
Running from 10.30am till 5.30pm, the family-friendly event will feature two stages of live music and entertainment. Highlight in The Spanish Barn will include multi-award-winning Devon folk singer Jim Causley, the Torbay Folk Choir, students from South Devon College and the tropical sounds of Wendy and the Coconuts.
There will also be second stage on the steps in front of the Abbey, featuring the likes of Samba Roc Band, Riviera Sound, Taiko drummers, Step in Time, dancers from The Polish Saturday School, Hummingbirds and African drumming and dancing from Shumba Arts. There will also be some fun participation on offer including Tai Chi, Bollywood and urban dance.
There will be various other areas for people to enjoy including a wellbeing area and a family zone, where participants can enjoy storytelling and craft activities. There will also be the chance for youngsters to work with Creation Myth Puppets to make something for the closing parade. Another highlight will be the spoken word area, where people will share stories, informative chats and poetry.
The festival will also feature information stands and food outlets, although please note that the event will be alcohol free. The multi-agency event has been made possible by the generous support of The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon & Cornwall, South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group and Devon and Cornwall Police, Diverse Communities Team, as well as a host of local groups, individuals and charities.
If you are open minded, fun-loving, positive and ready to meet new people please do come along.
Into The Mix Festival, Torre Abbey, Torquay. Saturday 6 July 2019. 10.30am – 5.30pm. Free