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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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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