Substantial and poignant album from new Dartmoor band Gravity Machine
Feb27

Substantial and poignant album from new Dartmoor band Gravity Machine

Pulling together a huge tapestry of influences, ranging from A Perfect Circle to William Orbit via Peter Gabriel and Soundgarden, Dartmoor-based Gravity Machine have released debut single Dreamtime, from their forthcoming album Red. Core of the band is multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Niall Parker and Bob Shoesmith on drums, with guest musicians including Kat Marsh (Lionface, Choir Noir, Bring Me The Horizon) and Pete Miles. Niall...

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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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Innovative female duo coming to Ashburton Arts
Nov04

Innovative female duo coming to Ashburton Arts

Twelfth Day has been challenging its broad spectrum of listeners with its genre-bending music for almost a decade. Catriona Price’s violin and Esther Swift’s pedal harp remain the front and centre of their sound and the mastery of their instruments is evident, yet Twelfth Day draws from a more expansive palette than the number of instruments might suggest, leaving a lasting impact on the listener. In the wordless communication that...

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Hell-Tor film festival bringing the horrors  of Dartmoor to Exeter
Nov03

Hell-Tor film festival bringing the horrors of Dartmoor to Exeter

© Mike Alsford Photography A new festival celebrating Dartmoor’s rich history of ghosts, ghouls and witchcraft is taking place at Exeter Phoenix this month. The inaugural Hell-Tor film festival will present a weekend of Gothic horror, with films, talks and readings inspired by the folklore of the moor. Famous names from TV and film will be among the guests, including Sherlock and League of Gentlemen star Mark Gatiss, who will be in...

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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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