Tales from the human swan
Jun28

Tales from the human swan

Adventurer and conservationist Sacha Dench, who has made her home on Dartmoor, talks to Jane Rush about her award-winning expedition to help the Bewick’s swan and her forthcoming adventure to help the osprey. Three small planes set off from the coast of Panama and out over the azure sea. Their destination is one of the jewel-like islands which make up the hundreds that form the San Blas archipelago. But with an approaching storm, two...

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Delamore than you can imagine
May23

Delamore than you can imagine

With one hundred and forty artists exhibiting at this year’s show, who should you see first? Now in its 17th year, you could be forgiven for being slightly overwhelmed with the prospect of Delamore Arts annual exhibition. The month long show is now in full swing with a hundred and forty artists displayed in the light airy rooms and in the formal garden and grounds on the Eastern edge of Dartmoor. But where to begin? It can feel like...

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Taking the Long View
Apr26

Taking the Long View

Easter is a perfect time to photograph the Dartmoor landscape With Spring well on the way and the chance to enjoy an Easter break, the chances are you will find yourself on a walk in the countryside and reaching for your phone to capture the moment. But squeezing that huge view into a small digital image is never easy. Nine times out of ten when you get back home and take a closer look it all looks rather underwhelming. However, help...

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Folking Incredible! Young musicians from the South West are blazing a trail
Apr08

Folking Incredible! Young musicians from the South West are blazing a trail

The Drystones are two young musicians who come from Priddy, a tiny village north of Glastonbury, which holds an annual folk festival every Summer. Mike Harding has described them as ‘indecently talented’ and last year they were nominated for the BBC2 Radio 2 Young Folk Award. They have also won the Larmer Tree Break Through Music Award, and their spirited style and big sound marks them out as a folk duo to watch. With a fiddle,...

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Leaving nothing to the imagination
Mar29

Leaving nothing to the imagination

RAMM, which has just taken the top trophy at the Exeter Living Awards, is holding a new art exhibition. It explores the strange phenomenon of aphantasia, a condition which is being researched by Exeter University. So, you have been working hard all day and not eaten anything but then remember there is the most delicious stack of chocolate eclairs in the fridge. When you close your eyes you can see that luscious glossy icing and the...

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