Join us at The Watermark on Friday 16th November to support Children in Need, we will be selling delicious homemade cakes in the coffee shop and having a spotty day!
We’ve got some exciting events lined up this month! Starting off with The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – which had a great Reception at Curzon, The Watermark (US!) in Ivybridge. Over 300 people passed through the doors over four days to see this tremendous film and everyone had a great time!
Coming up, we’ve got Salmon Fishing In the Yemen, one of 2012′s best Romantic Comedies, followed by the ‘Based on a True Story’ – Personal Best, A film centered around four years of training for the Olympic games, this film follows the story of young athletes in the run up to the Olympic Games. To finish the month off, we’re off to the past, with a fantastic one for our Curzon Classics season: Chariots of Fire. To finish up the month, a brilliant night out for everyone, we’re showing Grease: The Singalong.
But that’s not all! We are also delighted to play host to Ivybridge Theatre Company, who will be taking the stage on Thursday 19th, Friday 20th & Saturday 21st to perform Agatha Christie’s: And Then There Were None. Want more info? You can watch their trailer below and you can check out their Facebook Page. Don’t forget to stop by our Live Events page & Cinema pages for dates & prices for all our events.
Its a fantastic month here at The Watermark and we look forward to seeing you all!
Devon County Council will be holding a Waste Planning Public Consultation meeting at The Watermark on 28th May 2012. The Event is open to all and will be taking place between 2pm & 8pm
As part of the Jubilee celebrations we are inviting the people of Ivybridge (and the surrounding areas) to come and join us to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in Victoria Park, Station Road Ivybridge.
The Event will be held between 2PM – 9PM, there will be a range of family activities happening throughout the day, rounding off with some local musical entertainment.
Entry to the event is absolutely free. We look forward to seeing you all there
If you have any further questions, you can find us on facebook: www.facebook.com/watermark.ivybridge, on twitter: www.twitter.com/the_watermark or you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Folkrock legends Fairport Convention will be celebrating their forty-fifth anniversary in Ivybridge when the band visits The Watermark on Saturday 26 May.
Formed in 1967′s ‘summer of love’, Fairport Convention has been delighting audiences for 45 years making them one of the most enduring bands to emerge from the fertile 60s music scene. Hailed as the originators of British folk-rock music, the band is still as vibrant and inventive as ever.
The 2012 anniversary tour will feature songs from the band’s recent studio album, the critically-acclaimed Festival Bell. However, with such a long history the band has a vast repertoire to draw on so this year the tour concerts will also include a selection of favourite songs and tunes specially chosen in a poll of the band’s fans.
“Forty-five years is a milestone,” says Simon Nicol who co-founded the band in 1967, “but we don’t intend to rest on our laurels or hark back to the past – Fairport is a band that always looks to the future. All five of us are looking forward to getting back on the road – in fact, we’re raring to go – because our first love is live performance.”
“We’ve played in Devon many tims before and this will be our second visit to The Watermark,“ Mr Nicol adds. ” The venue has a very welcoming audience so we are looking forward to meeting them again on Saturday evening. This year, the concert will be rather different – not only have we got the new material from Festival Bell but this will be the first time we’ve invited our audiences to help us select the repertoire for a concert tour.”
As well as Simon Nicol on guitar and lead vocals, Fairport Convention features Dave Pegg on bass and backing vocals, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki and lead vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion.
Fairport Convention has won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award and Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport’s groundbreaking album Liege & Lief ’The Most Influential Folkrock Album of All Time’.
Fairport Convention’s concert at The Watermark starts at 8pm. Tickets and booking information from 01752 892220 or online ivybridgewatermark.co.uk
The next couple of months promise to be exciting ones here at The Watermark. Not only have we got some great Cinema Screenings coming up (they can be found here on our Cinema Page) – but we also have some fantastic Live acts joining us this May.
First, some cinema dates for your diary!
Woman In Black (12A) – Wed 18th, Thurs 19th, Fri 20th & Sat 21st April.
Bel Ami (15) – Wed 25th, Thurs 26th, Fri 27th & Sat 28th April
The Iron Lady (15) – Wed 2nd, Fri 4th & Sat 5th May
War Horse – Thurs 10th, Fri 11th & Wed 16th May
The Artist – Wed 30th, Thurs 31st May & Fri 1st June
We have lots of other films screening so be sure to pick up a What’s On Guide at The Watermark or Check our cinema page here on the site.
This May we will be bringing you our very fist Opera Screening at The Watermark. Puccini’s Tosca will be screened on Saturday 19th May 2012, starting at 7.30, the showing is 2hrs & 05mins and there will be an interval. Here’s a bit more info:
Set in the Rome of 1800, a political world of control and suspicion, Tosca is a beautiful diva in love with idealistic painter, Cavaradossi, whose beliefs and loyalties bring him into conflict with the malevolent Chief of Police, Scarpia. Conducted by Antonio Pappano, the score includes great set pieces such as ‘Te Deum’ and the arias ‘Vissi d’arte’ and ‘E lucevan le stelle’. Drama, passion and fabulous music – Tosca is one of opera’s brilliant nights out. For more info and a clip, see this link >> http://cinema.roh.org.uk/content/tosca
As for our Live Events, we’re back to our folky roots, with The Toy Hearts & Fairport Convention visiting the Watermark on Friday 4th May & Saturday 26th May respectively. Tickets are booking now. We’ll be posting more about these events in the coming weeks. Tickets for The Toy Hearts are £12 and £11 Concession & Fairport Convention Tickets are £20 & £19 Concessions, as with all our events you can find more info on our Live Events page.
The Watermark and Ivybridge library celebrated World Book Day on Saturday 3rd march with a scaly theme. Children were invited to make dragons in the library before a special showing of How to Train your Dragon at the new and improved Saturday morning children’s cinema.
All who attended both events had a great morning and all dragons where fully under control by lunchtime, well most of them ….
Children’s cinema is ongoing and in March showing;- ‘The Prince’s Quest’,’ The Secret World of Arrietty’, ‘Tin Tin’ (of course) ‘The Secret of the Unicorn and Hugo’ at 10.30am each week. And with a free adult ticket with every child’s ticket purchased what better way to spend a Saturday morning. We look forward to seeing you.
See our new list of films coming up through to the end of May!
On Friday 18th November we did our bit for Children in Need! As you see from the pictures on our gallery (http://ivybridgewatermark.co.uk/children-in-need-2011), the staff were all dressed up in Pudsey neck ties and Pudsey ears (they loved it really). We had a raffle for tickets to see the Mike Westbrook big band and we had a spotty cake sale (Nicky made some delicious cupcakes for the event)
The biggest event of the day however was a visit from Simon Weston ( http://www.simonweston.com/ ), as you can see from the picture above, there was a huge turnout on the day, Simon talked about a number of things including his recent (and third) children’s book “NELSON AT SEA” and many people who came away from the event were inspired by his talks.
Thank you to everyone who supported the event, leave your comments below and let us know what you thought of the day!
If you had tried to access the site yesterday (Thursday) evening, you may not have been able to view the site, that’s because we have been working away, improving the site, for Friday (Today) Morning! We apologise for any inconvenience, but we think you will like the improvements to the site.
First of all, this won’t be the last update, we are constantly working on ways to interact with our customers and improve the site and the way you can use it. Some of the updates in this ‘Version’ there have been quite a few changes to the home page, we have tried to develop it to make it easier to find out what is happening at The Watermark from day to day, and more importantly, what there is for you to do at The Watermark from day to day.
A few more feature updates, we now have galleries on the site! You will be seeing these very soon, and over the christmas period we will be using them very frequently to document our various events, and yes, you will all be able to download the pictures from any of the events you attend! One of the things we hope this site will provide is a place to talk! We have comment sections on all our posts and we love to hear from you.
After a very long evening, welcome to The Watermark Website, Version 2. Enjoy and feel free to send us any ideas you think might improve the site!
Over the past few weeks you should have received, through your front door, a small leaflet called ‘Which way for Ivybridge?’ Well the past few weeks have been pretty manic for The Watermark, we’ve had the Princes Trust in this week, discussing the plans for Ivybridge, lots of meetings between different people, but the most important two meetings that affect most people in Ivybridge have been the two public meetings. One happened on Monday 7th November and one is happening on Tuesday 10th November.
Monday 7th November
The first of two meetings. Members of the public (the residents of Ivybridge) were invited to the Watermark to put forward their ideas for Ivybridge, over the course of the night, people were invited to write down an idea on a post it note, and having seen the response, it’s pretty incredible. Almost an entire wall has been filled with neon coloured postit notes with all of your ideas on it.
If you haven’t seen these leaflets, pop down to the watermark and we’ve got some here at the front desk!
Thursday 10th November
Today is the day of the second public meeting, it’s official name is: The Presentation of the two masterplans. The princes trust has been working on producing the masterplans with the input of the Ivybridge Community at The Watermark for the past few days and tonight you will be able to see the results and the current progression of the masterplans.
It all starts at 7pm and it is only an hour long.
We look forward to seeing you there!