Sep26

100 years on from the culmination of World War One it’s fitting that one of the headline films for this year’s festival is War Above the Trenches. This is a documentary that helps gain an insight into the fights amongst the clouds in what is thought of as a heavily trench-based war. Speaking to The Moorlander, Stephen Saunders revealed that the storytelling aim was to portray the un-celebrated airmen flying wearisome and...

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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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Rare portraits of Devon women influential in the suffrage campaign
Aug08

Rare portraits of Devon women influential in the suffrage campaign

Rarely seen portraits of influential Devon women, including Nancy Astor, Eleanor Acland and Gertrude Acland, will be on show at Killerton House on 4 August, running until 31st October. The portraits are visiting as part of a touring exhibition, ‘Faces of Change: Votes for Women’, a partnership between the National Trust and the National Portrait Gallery. Their images will be on display alongside rarely displayed portraits of Emmeline...

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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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Thousands attend Contemporary Craft Festival
Jun13

Thousands attend Contemporary Craft Festival

The Contemporary Craft Festival took place last weekend in Bovey Tracey bring together hundreds of crafts people from all over the country. The craft festival, now celebrating fifteen years of making, is the West Counties biggest craft festival attracting thousands of visitors to the town and is a major boost to the local economy. The festival was blessed with beautiful sunny weather, has recently won a number of awards including the...

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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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