Tyrannosaurus Rex spotted at Canonteign Falls!
Aug08

Tyrannosaurus Rex spotted at Canonteign Falls!

Dartmoor willow artist Katherine Miles specialises in weaving willow animal sculptures for the home and garden. She works mainly to commission but also has a small studio in Ashburton selling unique sculptures. Katherine also runs willow animal weaving workshops at various venues throughout the year. Katherine said: “Having woven a deer family and a large heron for Canonteign Falls in the last year or so, it was a pleasure to be asked...

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Chagstock – the UK festival with the   most stunning view
Jul25

Chagstock – the UK festival with the most stunning view

With the huge number of new smaller local festivals being launched, it’s tough for festival organisers these days, but Chagstock attracts a faithful following. Kelly Oliver opened the main stage with some excellent and interesting self-penned songs. Saturday headliner Imelda May went down a storm, along with her excellent band. Imelda owned the stage – along with guitarist Donny Little – and gave her all with those...

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TM2 – The Interview: Simon Ford
Jul11

TM2 – The Interview: Simon Ford

Please welcome Mr Chagstock to the stage: the one and only Si Ford! Si Ford has been running Chagstock – “The best little festival in the South West”, according to Adrian Edmondson – since its first fledgling outing in Si’s mother’s garden in 2003. “It was really just a weekend party. I asked a few friends down, got a few musicians and my old school band back together and built a little stage in the back garden. It turned...

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Four Views on Dartmoor
Jul11

Four Views on Dartmoor

Chris Chapman, John Curno, Cedar Shaw & the Hunt Collection ‘Things that have disappeared Things that I will not see appear Things that a future generation will see disappear A thing that is called mortality.’ John Curno’s insightful words sum up the spirit of this exhibition. Historic images from Foxworthy Farm in the 1870s shown alongside the contemporary works of Chris Chapman, John Curno and Cedar Shaw offer a rare...

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Mini Moreton Music Day – A huge success
May16

Mini Moreton Music Day – A huge success

The fourth Mini Music Day for young musicians under 18 years of age took place on Sunday 6th May in the Horse in Moretonhampstead and was a resounding success. Over 100 young musicians from all over Dartmoor and beyond performed to a packed audience from soloists, duos, bands and choirs – covering genres of classical, jazz, folk, choral, rock and pop. Not only did the performers enjoy the day but so did the large audience who...

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