Tune into the Roaring Twenties at Burgh Island
Oct08

Tune into the Roaring Twenties at Burgh Island

If you fancy a little trip off the moor for something special, then we have a rather splendid opportunity for you: Alex Mendham and his Orchestra are to play in the Grand Ballroom at the Burgh Island Hotel, for an afternoon filled with delightful food, glamour and unforgettable music. Alex Mendham and his Orchestra are widely celebrated for their spectacular shows, combining jazz and swing music of the 1920s and 1930s with the modern...

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Sumptuous new book by Bovey Tracey artist Rosie Sanders
Sep22

Sumptuous new book by Bovey Tracey artist Rosie Sanders

Award-winning and hugely popular local artist Rosie Sanders is bringing out a sumptuous new book this month, titled ‘Rosie Sanders’ Roses: A celebration in botanical art’, which showcases the beauty of the rose in Rosie’s characteristically vivid and resplendent style. Published by Batsford, Rosie Sanders’ Roses contains 44 watercolour portraits of roses with additional drawings and watercolour sketches made on site. Rosie often...

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Talk by innovative artists Heinrich & Palmer at Exeter Pheonix
Sep12

Talk by innovative artists Heinrich & Palmer at Exeter Pheonix

Artists Anna Heinrich and Leon Palmer are to give a talk at Exeter Pheonix, presenting their approach to creating new work for the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) as well as discussing previous projects. Heinrich & Palmer have worked in collaboration since the early 1990s. Their practice crosses disciplines and employs a range of media including installation, intervention, large-scale projection, film and photography. Many of...

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‘Floral Wonder’: An exhibition of young artists’ work looking at how the artist portrays the wonderful world of flora
Sep03

‘Floral Wonder’: An exhibition of young artists’ work looking at how the artist portrays the wonderful world of flora

The Museum of Dartmoor Life is holding an exhibition called Floral Wonder, a unique exhibition about the beautiful visual world of flora as portrayed through the artist’s eye. The work is by talented children in Years 4 and 6 (aged between 9 and 11 years old) at Okehampton Primary School. There is a dazzling selection of paintings in acrylic by Erin Baker, Kaitlyn Baker, Sophie Balman, Sienna Bryant, Oscar Brint, Matthew Camp, Darcey...

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The raw beauty of Dartmoor ponies
Oct12

The raw beauty of Dartmoor ponies

On her first visit to Dartmoor, Fi Takács went for a horse ride on the moor. “This decision changed everything: Whilst riding, I was dumbstruck with the wild beauty of the moors and the sense of space; the buzzard’s screech, the gorse, and the bizarre granite outcrops. It got completely under my skin and into my bones. ‘Some ponies approached us as we stopped. I noticed their cheeky ways, entranced by their behaviour. Coming...

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