Introducing Mike Eaves
As a professional guitarist Mike has an extensive CV, including:
Mike is available to perform at functions and events with Emma, or with any line up required including solo for dinner music, as part of a Jazz Duo or Trio, or full swing and party bands - more details on www.essentiallymusic.co.uk
Mike also teaches guitar and ukulele from beginner to professionals, and since relocating to Budleigh Salterton last year has begun taking on local students as well as continuing with his London students via Skype.
Find Mike on twitter @MikeEavesGuitar
More details about his lessons can be found on www.mikeeaves.co.uk.
Flyers will be available on the night…
Our 2nd fundraiser of 2016, Budleigh Big Band Night featuring AJs Big Band, will be held on Friday 4th November 2016 and tickets are now on sale!
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The Food Fest team are delighted to announce that the last food festival in 2015 has been shortlisted as one of the finalists at the Exeter Living Awards 2016, in the Leisure and Tourism category!
Trudie Burne, Festival Manager said “We are so thrilled to have got shortlisted in what must be, such a large category. It is so nice that our hard work and dedication has been recognised. The whole festival team are all volunteers and we do all this for the benefit of our community in our town, which we love, and for the people who visit. We are up against some stiff competition in the awards, but just to get this far is a great achievement.”
The winner will be announced at the award ceremony in Exeter on 14th April, two days before the Beer Bangers and Bands night. All proceeds from this fundraiser event will go toward the funding needed to host the next Budleigh Food and Drink Festival in 2017.
Photos of the 2015 Food Fest
The next Budleigh Food & Drink Festival is in 2017
The next Budleigh Food Fest is on 8th & 9th April in 2017 and all future Budleigh Food Festivals will be bi-annual, with the interim year dedicated to fundraising for the next one!
Our competition winner is Laura Killington!
Thank you to everyone for entering and congratulations to Laura for winning the tickets!
If you would like to purchase tickets please CLICK HERE
We look forward to seeing you there on the 16th April!
From the Budleigh Food Fest Team
Musical Leaves are music education consultants working with professional musicians to provide a range of high quality musical activities and experiences. Area’s of specialism include early years and family music making, instrument lessons for all ages (including their own series of teaching books), consultancy and training for schools and colleges, and community music projects. They have a record label dedicated to early childhood music - with releases such as Jazz Nursery Rhymes, and Guitar Lullabies, and some of their music has even been used on CBeebies. They also have an online store selling instruments and accessories including ukuleles, strings and tuners, alongside a wide variety of carefully selected young children’s musical instruments, and musical gifts.
Now based in Budleigh Salterton, Musical Leaves can be found on Twitter and Facebook
Silent Auction and Raffle prizes donated by Musical Leaves
Homeopathy is a long-established and complete system of medicine, recognised by the World Health Organisation as the second most used form of medicine around the world today. In the UK alone between six and eleven million people use it regularly as their medicine of choice. It is based on a set of consistent principles, the holistic observation of each patient as an individual person, and the use of (mainly) natural substances as remedies.
Homeopathy can (and does) address anything you might take to a GP or specialist, and much that you wouldn’t. This holds true for male or female, and at every age and stage of life and development, including the new-born, the pregnant, and the elderly. Treatment can be focussed on a single therapeutic need, such as a short-term acute complaint; or applied to a broader, deeper, more layered case, as in chronic conditions or ailments, general lack of well-being or ‘dis-ease’.
Given the dismantling of the NHS that is now underway, and the increasing pressure on the UK’s remaining medical system, the smart money in the very near future will be on caring for our health and well-being in a variety of ways. Trying alternatives not available in mainstream medicine enables us to create individualised systems of good healthcare, appropriate to and effective for much of our health and well-being needs. To this end, homeopathic medicine is simply one of the best alternative or complementary health resources available.
Sandra trained and qualified at one of the best schools of homeopathy in Britain, and is registered with the Society of Homeopaths and the Professional Standards Authority. Her practice covers half of East Devon and all of Exeter (postcodes EX1-EX6 and EX8 to EX11), where you can consult with Sandra either in the convenience and familiarity of your own home, or at one of her regular clinics in Exmouth, Exeter and Sidmouth.
To find out whether homeopathy and this practitioner would be appropriate and beneficial for your case or that of someone in your care, you can contact me in whichever way suits. Alternatively you can book a fifteen minute, free of charge, ‘Meet the Practitioner’ slot at my regular Wednesday morning Exmouth clinic.
Contact Sandra on 07521 384280
Our Beer Bangers and Bands Silent Auction includes:
2 homeopathic consultation vouchers kindly donated by Sandra:
'The BBQ Brothers' The Boys From Good Game will be in the kitchen!
The Beer Bangers and Bands event on Saturday 16th April at the Public Hall in Budleigh, brings you great music, locally produced drinks and for the ‘BBQ Brothers’ from Good Game in the kitchen, it's all about the bangers!
Proceeds from the event will go toward the funding needed to host the next Budleigh Food and Drink Festival in 2017 and ‘keeping it local’ was the key ingredient for the festival organisers when looking for someone to provide food for the event. Good Game, based in Topsham, have been making sausages and cured meats for a number of years and are true artisans, using very traditional styles to produce their award winning sausages. Owners Steve Williams and Pete say “A quality sausage needs to have a high meat content but does benefit from containing a small amount of oats to keep the fat in as it cooks.” Steve and Pete are really pleased to be supporting the Beer Bangers and Bands event and will be cooking up a selection of sausages to buy from the kitchen during the evening. “We make tasty cooking sausages from game and exciting pork sausage like Chorizo, Black Pudding and Spicy Italian and we are in discussions about making a banger especially for the event!”.
Good Game supports local producers. They have their own pigs at Powderham and also buy from friends who have native breed pigs locally. Their game is either shot by themselves or by local Devon folk they know. They buy sundries and kit from MK in Devon who are a local family business and where possible get spices from one of the Devon producers or a small specialist importer who has direct contact with growers and can ensure quality levels.
It's this buy local ethos that makes them such a good choice for the Budleigh Food and Drink Festival fundraiser.
Good Game have recently opened a BBQ restaurant The Pig and Pallet in Topsham where all of it’s fine produce are available to eat on site or even to take away and cook at home… If you want to know what you are eating, and you should, Good Game is the choice!
Tickets are now available from the on-line box office via the festival website and are selling fast! www.budleighfoodanddrink.org.uk Tickets are limited so don’t miss out, go get yours now! [Vege supper option will also be available at the event]
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We are delighted to announce that local duo 'Savoy' along with Exmouth singer/songwriter Poppy Freya will be opening the night on 16 April for our Beer Bangers and Bands fundraiser!
For more details please visit our event page.