Book of the Month: Nothing lasts Forever, written and illustrated by Sina Grace
Sep21

Book of the Month: Nothing lasts Forever, written and illustrated by Sina Grace

Nothing lasts Forever is Grace’s unflinching exploration of how to pick up the pieces and find hope when absolutely everything around you falls apart. A mixture of journal pages, black ink, and soft coloured illustration chronicles a particularly emotional year of Grace’s life. His fluid style takes the reader on a seamless journey between his anxiety over writer’s block, the state of the world, struggles with relationships and his...

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RedPod Arts are Making a Scene!
Sep21

RedPod Arts are Making a Scene!

RedPod Arts and The Clay Factory are presenting ‘Making a Scene’ as part of Plymouth Art Weekender 2017. Making a Scene is a weekend of creative events exploring the relationship between landscape and creativity. There will be open studios and an art exhibition and RedPod Food will be serving delicious home-made food and cakes. On the Saturday the a cappella group Crewmates will be performing from midday and artist Anita Reynolds will...

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Ivybridge man survives Hurricane Irma
Sep21

Ivybridge man survives Hurricane Irma

A man who survived Hurricane Irma in the British Virgin Islands is asking for volunteers and donations to help the island rebuild. Leo Whitting hurricane-proofed his house on Carrot Bay and was waiting to ride out the storm when he heard that the storm surge was up to 16 feet in St Barts, meaning his house would be underwater, so he left to go to a friend’s house on higher ground. “The house was made of solid concrete but there were...

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Lend me your old grey mare
Sep21

Lend me your old grey mare

Tom Pearce lent me his old grey mare because we took ourselves off to Widecombe Fair and there was plenty on offer for young and old alike. Displays of livestock, cattle and sheep at the bottom of the main field and ponies in the main ring. Also in the main ring, the crowds were kept entertained with the Dartmoor Hawking Falconry Display and the Dartmoor Hill Pony Musical Ride. In the tents, there was a wide range of local produce and...

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Little Drummer Boy
Sep21

Little Drummer Boy

I took myself off to The Wharf in Tavistock last weekend to see a heavy rock band that I used to follow nearly fifty years ago, called Stray. They had a big cult following in the late sixties and early seventies. There were three acts that evening, but it was the second act called Ethyrfield that really caught my eye. The band consists of three teenage boys aged 17, 16 and 14. Danny Aston is the fourteen-year-old drummer and at just...

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