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Colourscape experience heads to Devon as part of Festival of Sport weekend

By DanielClark | Posted: June 30, 2017

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Buckfastleigh is to host the amazing Colourscape experience as part of its Festival of Sport weekend. Colourscape is a giant inflatable structure comprising a series of chambers each with its own colour.

The centre features a larger, silver chamber with musicians and as visitors walk round, they experience stunning displays of colour as they look through the series of chambers. Colourscape staff are also on hand to point out some of the amazing properties of colour such as how blue clothing turns black inside the red chamber and what happens to the veins in your hand in the blue chamber.

The Festival of Sport weekend in Buckfastleigh takes place on July 15 and 16.


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Chair of Buckfastleigh Council, Pam Barrett, who has visited Colourscape before, says it is an experience that should not be missed, and added: "This is the first time that Colourscape has been to the South West in eight years, so it is a major coup for Buckfastleigh. We have worked hard to persuade the organisers that we are the right location for the visit and as a two-year project, they will be returning next year."


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Colourscape will be at Duckspond as part of the Festival of Sport and is open from 11am to 4pm on each day. Entry costs £1 for local residents and £4 (£2 children) for non-locals.

The Festival of Sport is the biggest sporting festival ever staged in Buckfastleigh with the aim of getting more people in the town active.

Held at both the Buckfastleigh Rangers Football Club in Duckspond and Victoria Park over the weekend, there will be more than 20 sports for people to come and try.

"The idea is that regardless of age, gender, ability or fitness, there is something for you to try," says Cllr Barrett.


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"There will experts on hand to give advice on every sport and easy taster sessions for every activity. Apart from the 'big' sports such as football, rugby and cricket, activities range from crown green bowling and petanque to parkour and skateboarding.

There will also be dance, fitness classes, skittles, snooker, karate, table tennis and a range of pool activities such as aquafit and water polo. We are also delighted that Dart Rock will be bringing its climbing wall and they will be running taster sessions in caving."

The festival starts at 11 am on Saturday, July 15, and people are encouraged to come early as some sessions will require booking. All sports activities are free and visitors are advised to bring suitable clothing for anything they want to try - mostly trainers and light clothing although swimming gear is obviously needed for pool activities.

"The aim of the event is to help people find a new sport and have a healthier, more fun and active lifestyle," she added.

"We have some good sports facilities here, and we will also be undertaking a survey to find out what interests people and the results will be used to support funding bids for better facilities. In particular, we are encouraging elderly and young people, girls, women and those with disabilities or are less fit to come along. This really is a great day out for everyone and there will be refreshments and a BBQ. With Colourscape running at the same time, it should be a great weekend in Buckfastleigh."


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