Thirty years of a unique Dartmoor community theatre
Nov21

Thirty years of a unique Dartmoor community theatre

Tim Hall, journalist, Dartmoor resident and spokesperson for MED Theatre, shares an overview of this exceptional theatre company as it celebrates its 30th anniversary: For the past 30 years a unique multigenerational community and youth/educational theatre has flourished on Dartmoor, building audiences for an original body of drama and the related arts of music and dance. MED Theatre, based in Moretonhampstead, draws its inspiration...

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HISTORIES AND MYSTERIES –  Richard Parker: The Devonian Mutineer
Nov20

HISTORIES AND MYSTERIES – Richard Parker: The Devonian Mutineer

Well educated and a persuasive orator, Richard Parker was not your normal sailor in Britain’s Royal Navy. He came from a well-off background, the son of a grain merchant and baker, and had gone to grammar school in Exeter. He was good looking, swarthy and described as having flashing black eyes. For some reason Parker rejected his family business and went to sea as a midshipman where his naval career, even before the Nore...

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S A F E  C H A R I T Y B A L L
Nov18

S A F E C H A R I T Y B A L L

JOIN US FOR A FABULOUS FUNDRAISING SHINDIG TO SUPPORT SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE 23rd NOVEMBER P O W D E R H A M C A S T L E 6 : 3 0 – M I D N I G H T T I C K E T S £ 7 5 S P A R K L I N G D R I N K S R E C E P T I O N 3 C O U R S E F E A S T B Y P I C K L E S H A C K A U C T I O N S & R A F F L E M U S I C B Y B I L L D I N G + T H E S K Y S C R A P E R S BIG THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: PICKLE SHACK ~ VINE WINE ~ ATTENTION...

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Tour of Britain set to return to Devon
Nov18

Tour of Britain set to return to Devon

The Tour of Britain is back for 2020, kicking off with a Cornish stage on 6th September which will begin in Penzance and end in Bodmin. Stage two, on Monday 7th September, will see riders tackle the bergs of Devon, in the race’s 11th visit to the county. The second day of racing will kick off in the new community of Sherford in the South Hams, and finish in the city of Exeter. Devon has played host to the race ten times previously;...

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Armed forces charity recruiting tour

Just over two hundred years ago, if an army regiment was short of volunteers, recruiting parties were sent to towns and villages where they would bang on a drum to gain attention, then liberally distribute gin and the “King’s shilling” to eager, arguably gullible young men who were prepared to join the colours. Fast forward to the present day and this tactic is being resurrected by SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity, because there is a...

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