Events at, or near, The Royal Oak

Yelverton & District Local History Society

Meavy Parish Hall

Tuesday 19th February, 7:30pm

“Morwellham: Tavistock’s Port”

– a talk by Rick Stewart

Yelverton & District Local History Society

Meavy CinemaMeavy Cinema


American MadeMeavy Parish Hall

Friday 1st March, 8:00pm

Licensed Bar

Doors open at 7:30pm, film starts at 8:00pm

Admission £5.00, pay at the door.

No admission to children under 15.

Certificate:  15,   Run time:  115mins

In 1978, the skilled and ambitious TWA pilot Barry Seal smuggles Cuban cigars to increase his income. Out of the blue, he is contacted by the CIA agent Monty Schafer, who asks him to work for the CIA photographing facilities over Central America using a state-of-art small plane.

Soon Barry contacts General Noriega as a courier for the CIA and is contacted by the Medellin Cartel that wants him to transport drugs to the USA. Then Schafer asks Barry to carry weapons for the Contras in Nicaragua. Barry invites pilots that are his friends and plots routes to smuggle drugs for the cartel.

The CIA closes eyes to the scheme and Barry becomes richer and richer. He uses the Arkansas town Mena to launder his money. But the DEA and the FBI are tracking him down. When the CIA shuts down the scheme, Barry is left alone and arrested by the agencies.

What will happen to him and his family?

See Cinema.Meavy for more details and trailer.

Humble BoyHumble Boy

Tavonians Theatre Company

Meavy Parish Hall

Friday 15th March, 7:30pm

Tickets £10 online or from the Royal Oak


Humble Boy is an award-winning comedy by Charlotte Jones.

She takes some inspiration from Shakespeare’s Hamlet and among her other influences can be seen Alan Ayckbourn, particularly in a hugely funny lunch scene.


The story is based around Felix (Tim Sutton), a research fellow in theoretical astrophysics, who returns to his Cotswold family home after his father’s death. The irony is that, while the unhappy Felix’s personal life is fragmenting in front of our eyes, he is seeking a supersymmetry that is to be the theory of everything.

Felix’s mother, Flora (Tessa Skola), fails to understand her son and her dark glasses conceal both her anger and the bruises of her recent nose job. Her lover and now her suitor George Pye (Frank Woodcock ) is anxious to marry her. George’s daughter Rosie (Jeni Boardman ) once loved Felix and was abandoned by him for the greater cause of science. Jim (Mike Rendle) a gardener, and Mercy (Ali Fife Cook) a rather sad busybody neighbour, weave in and out of the action bringing extra dimensions to the turmoil of relationships.

TavoniansScience is only one of many threads running through the fabric of this play about families, gardening, beekeeping, and the value of words. Above all the play sets out to entertain and make you laugh as much as it wants you to think and to feel.

Humble Boy won the Critics’ Circle Best New Play Award following its premiere at the National Theatre. Reviews of it include ‘Very very funny… this is a seriously wonderful play.’ Sunday Times, and ‘Rich, original, intelligent, funny and touching… I can’t recommend this lovely play too highly.’ Daily Telegraph.

Yelverton & District Local History Society

Meavy Parish Hall

Tuesday 19th March, 7:30pm

“Life on Dartmoor in WW1”

– a talk by Peter Mason

Yelverton & District Local History Society

Olly WheeldonOliver Wheeldon

Meavy Parish Hall

Friday 22nd March, 7:30pm

Tickets £8 – Available at the Royal Oak or online


Dartmoor based multi-instrumentalist, singer songwriter. 

For the last decade Oliver has dedicated his musicianship towards shedding light on the rural lives of those living in the county he grew up in, Devon. He joined up with Wiltshire musician Barney Kenny to create the westcountry folk duo Tamar and released 2 albums “A Long Way From Home” and “A Letter From The West”. Oliver is now pursuing a solo avenue with his soon to be released debut solo album “The Village” which is a concept album based entirely on Westcountry villages. He will be performing songs from both the new album and his previous albums with Tamar. Expect a night of musical story telling, conveyed through both emotive lyrics and a passionate performance from someone who so clearly cares about his his home and the stories of people who live there.

Alison SmithAlison Smith

Classical Guitar Concert 

St Peter’s Church, Meavy

Saturday 6th April,  7:30 pm

In aid of essential fabric repairs of St Peter’s (cheques payable to “Meavy Church”)

Tickets £9, from:

  • Mike Inman, 01822 852672 or by post Moorholme, Dousland, Yelverton, PL20 6LY with SAE please
  • Clive McGavin 01822 854577
  • The Royal Oak, Meavy, 01822 852944. Book for pre-concert suppers
  • On the door at St Peter’s Church

Do not miss the opportunity to hear this highly acclaimed international guitarist perform an exciting and appealing programme. This includes music from her latest CD, Poético. Composers will include: Chopin, Barrios, Lovelady, Tesar, Villa Lobos & George Shearing.

“enthralling…demonstrated sheer virtuosity…superb technique and sensitivity”

“A master class of classical guitar played with friendly charm and sublime expertise”

The International Guitar Festival of Great Britain

After a concert in Germany “the audience broke into tumultuous applause and gave another standing ovation to the young guitarist who had played into their hearts

Park in the village

Interval, with refreshments