a festival in Bovey Tracey

4-5 September 2015


Nourish returns to Bovey for a second year, reprising the mix of high quality craft, food and music events which proved such a success in 2014.


At the top of the town, in and around our iconic Grade 2 listed Town Hall, a contemporary craft fair featuring more than 20 inspiring makers. Wood from Adam Cornish and Winterwood, ceramics from Penny Simpson, Taja and Arwyn Jones, jewellery by Corinne Eira Evans, Alexandra Aurum and Naomi Davies and much more. 

Down at Riverside Mill, Devon Guid of Craftsmen - which put Bovey on the craft map 30 years ago - will be showing its famous summer exhibition as well hosting special events just for Nourish.


In 2014 we put on three concerts, of which one was as good as anything of its kind in the world; this year we have two concerts at that level, starting with the Gould Piano Trio on Friday 4th. In front of the beautiful C15 screen in our Parish Church, Britain's leading piano trio will present a thrilling programme comprising two masterpieces and a modern gem, while on Saturday the Brodsky Quartet return following their triumphant sell-out performance last year, but with the exciting addition of Ukrainian pianist Natacha Kudritskaya.

Also on Saturday, the energetic young Sirocco Saxophone Quartet will give a snappy 45-minute concert at lunchtime, while singer Annika Skoogh and gypsy jazz specialists La Vie en Rose will entertain the crowds in the street.


Up and down the length of Fore Street, an amazing array of gorgeous foods from south-west based producers will include hand-made cheeses from Sue Proudfoot and Sarah Styles-Power, meat and game from Caroline & Richard Mann and Good Game, preserves from Delish and Clare's Preserves, plus The Blueberry Brothers, Dartmoor Chocolates, Isca Ales ... altogether around 40 food stalls in addition to Bovey's regular farmer's market! 

If the excitement gets too much, break up your browsing with a spell in one of Bovey's own cafes like the Flying Pig or Cafe 64, or enjoy a coffee or a cuppa with Lemon Jelli or Hey Mambo Coffee. And when it's time for lunch, there's Caribbean food from Janice of Fancy That, not to mention thai, barbecue, wood-fired pizza or some really good fish and chips at the Bovey Fish Bar.