We've listed here most, but by no means all, of the many events and activities we have arranged since the Jubilee Group was started in 2012.  For a fuller picture visit the Jubilee News page and read the current and past issues.  

In 2018 the Jubilee Group took over responsibility for the series of theatre and music performances put on by Mary Tavy Live!, many of them through the Villages in Action Scheme.  
   
Fri 6th March 2020
The Neil Maya Quartet
1959: Golden Year of Jazz

A third visit to Mary Tavy by this ever popular jazz group with a new project.
Tickets for the Neil Maya Quartet jazz concert are now available.
This is not an automatic system and your confirmaton/tickets may take a few hours to arrive.
   
11th January 2020
Ninebarrow
This exciting and lively multi-award-winning folk duo attracted a huge and enthusiastic audience of almost 90.  Click here to see a short video from the concert.
   
30th November 2019
The Hummingbirds
A lovely concert with this vivacious vocal trio, playing to a large and enthusiastic audience.
1st February 2019
'Stolen', The Devil's Violin
A scintillating combination of music, sound and storytelling, weaving magical webs stories within stories, sometimes scary, sad, sweet, or funny all of it simply beautiful and enchanting.
   


  
     
Village Walks
Most months of the year we arrange a village walk, which might be a gentle stroll around the centre of the village or might be a more strenuous treck around the edges fo the parish.  Sometimes the walks have a theme, looking at wildlife, being specifically appropriate for dog walkers, investigating some of our mining history, or the changes to the housing and other buildings in the village, and sometimes we finish our walks with a lunch at one of the pubs.
  
    

  
Footpath Maps
When time and other commitments allow we plan to create a map of some of the 25 footpaths in Mary Tavy, and also for put up signage giving points of historical and widlife interest.
Project leader: John Banks, 810940,
cjohnbanks@hotmail.com

  
 

  
Litter Picks
The Jubilee Group undertook its first Litter Pick in 2015 and is now doing Litter Picks once or twice each year.  We always get a great turnout from the community and usually collect about 20 bags of rubbish, often including bits of cars, lots of takeaway packaging, we've had rusty bed springs, and even a 5 note.
 

  
Mining Day
In April 2019 the Jubilee Group invited the Dartmoor Tin Mining Research Group to present a Mining Day in Mary Tavy, which was a great success with a huge audience packing the Coronation Hall for fascinating talks, and there were displays and more than 60 people attended the mining walk. 
 
 

Bird Box Making Workshop
In early 2019 the Jubilee Group held a Bird Box Making Workshop, with Dartmoor Park Ranger Rob Taylor.  Adults and children enjoyed making boxes for bluetits, sparrows and robins, some for their own gardens and some for public areas around the village.  We hope to arrange similar events in the future, perhaps a hedgehog house building workshop.
 
 

Reading Room Tables & Chairs
The Jubilee Group used profits from Bonfire Night events to provide a full set of new tables and chairs for the Reading Room, to enhance the refurbishment of the meeting room.
 
Bonfire Night
Bonfire Night was a Jubilee Group initiative and over five years become established as an important annual event for the village, and it also helped to raise funds for other village projects.  It was held in the Mary Tavy Recreation Ground, and the Jubilee Group invited the Recreation Ground Trustees to become joint organisers.  In 2018 the Recreation Ground unilaterally decided to take Bonfire Night as its own project.  This is explained in an article in Jubilee News No.26.
 
 
Flood Equipment
The Jubilee Group received a grant of 2,000 from Devon Communities Together for Flood Resilience Equipment and purchased a range of items including hydro sacks, a pump and much other useful and safety equipment.  It is all housed in a trailer and is ready to be used by anyone in the community when the need arises.  The equipment has proved very useful and has been put to good use.
 
 

  
Mary Tavy Play Day
In 2016 and 2017 Mary Tavy Play Day involved more than 50 kids plus parents and guardians who joined in all the fun - with crafts, sandpit, giant bubbles, cricket and all sorts of other games and activities. 
 

 
Outdoor Gym Equipment
In 2016 The Jubilee Group was successful in getting a grant of 8,000 from Tesco Bags of Help to provide five items of outdoor gym equipment which were installed in the Recreation Ground.  The gym equipment can be used by anyone at any time and continues to be much appreciated.
 
 

 
Your Community Matters
A very successful community event was held in September 2015 bringing together all clubs, groups and businesses in the parish, along with some arts and sports activities and other entertainment.
 

  
Kids' Play Area
In 2015 the Jubilee Group helped the Trustees of The Recreation Ground to get the Kids' Play Area open again after being closed for a year.  We undertook further sprucing-up sessions in 2016.  Since then, with no further maintenance, the old equipment was declared unsafe and the play area is currently awaiting new equipment.
 
 
Blackdown Garage Site
When the old garage site was looking very dilapidated - before it was developed into The Burrows - The Jubilee Group asked the site owner for permission to tidy up the site, to weed it and do some new planting.  The planting in tyres was moved to the Recreation Ground when development started on the site.  As the development got underway the Jubilee Group asked the community to suggest names for the development and the road, which received a huge response.
 
 

 
Jubilee Beacon Bonfire
This was how we started, we organised a Jubilee Beacon Bonfire event in June 2012.  It was a great community event with hundreds of villagers enjoying food and drinks whilst taking part in this national event for the Queen's Jubilee.
 
Creation of the Jubilee Walk
This was not a Jubilee Group event but was a creation of the Mary Tavy Action Group which came together specifically to build this community footpath, which opened in May 2012.  It provides a safe route from the centre of the village to Bullers Hill through the garden of the Mary Tavy Inn.