Taking the Long View
Apr26

Taking the Long View

Easter is a perfect time to photograph the Dartmoor landscape With Spring well on the way and the chance to enjoy an Easter break, the chances are you will find yourself on a walk in the countryside and reaching for your phone to capture the moment. But squeezing that huge view into a small digital image is never easy. Nine times out of ten when you get back home and take a closer look it all looks rather underwhelming. However, help...

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Folking Incredible! Young musicians from the South West are blazing a trail
Apr08

Folking Incredible! Young musicians from the South West are blazing a trail

The Drystones are two young musicians who come from Priddy, a tiny village north of Glastonbury, which holds an annual folk festival every Summer. Mike Harding has described them as ‘indecently talented’ and last year they were nominated for the BBC2 Radio 2 Young Folk Award. They have also won the Larmer Tree Break Through Music Award, and their spirited style and big sound marks them out as a folk duo to watch. With a fiddle,...

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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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