Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Hat McKool

Trained in theatre, with over five years of experience as a kids’ entertainer, Hat McKool uses crazy magic and wacky comedy to have children and grown-ups alike in stitches. From side-splitting slapstick to dazzling tricks, this is an event not to miss!

Please bring your own refreshments and your Tea Party hat.

Admission free (All children must be accompanied by parent or a carer)

Full details here

Chudleigh Literary Festival

Morning session 9.30am to 12.30pm

Writers’ Workshops with local authors Patricia Fawcett (developing your characters) and Oriana Ascanio (place-specific writing)

Lunch in the Marquee; catering by Harvey’s Coffee Shop, 12.30pm to 2pm

Afternoon session 2pm to 5pm

Writers’ Workshops with local authors Sophie King / Janey Fraser (memoirs/life writing) and Jennie Osborne (poetry)

Tickets £6 for morning or afternoon only; £15 morning and afternoon including lunch. Sponsored by Literature Works

‘Meet the Authors’ supper in the Marquee; catering by Harvey’s Coffee Shop. An opportunity for readers to meet some of the West Country’s best authors. The guest list will be published closer to the date

Tickets £7.

Evening session 7pm to 9.30pm

Author, broadcaster and comedian Tony Hawks

Also: Chudleigh Community Choir with the poems of Charles Causley, set to music by local composer David Haines

Tickets £10

Full details and booking forms:

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The Ever-Popular Quiz

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One of the most popular events at Chudfest is the Quiz. It’s been on the programme every year since we started – and for the first three years, the number of folk taking part grew each year. Let’s see if we can keep that trend going in 2014.

Once again, the quizmaster will be Michael ‘The Teach’ McCormick and back by popular request, Steve ‘Music Master’ Cox will be presenting some of his special music rounds. And for anyone who remembers the moment last year when Kate had to hold up a torch so Steve could see the keyboard – don’t worry, we’ve got better lighting arranged this year!

For more details, click here.


Community Church Service


The Community Church Service is a summer informal service of celebration that has been held in Chudleigh for many years. Originally tied in with the Carnival, but now taking place on the first Sunday of Chudfest, the service is organised by members of the Baptist and Parish Church congregations. With leaders and musicians from both churches, we seek to give thanks to God for our community of Chudleigh, celebrate all that is good about our town and to pray for the needs of those around us and the wider world.

Everyone is welcome to join us in the Marquee and refreshments are usually served at the end.