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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Acoustic night raising funds for South West Equine Protection
Apr18

Acoustic night raising funds for South West Equine Protection

South West Equine Protection are holding what will be a wonderful evening of acoustic music to raise funds for the charity, which was formed 20 years ago to help horses and ponies in Devon and Cornwall and is especially dear to pony-loving Dartmoor dwellers. The evening will feature three acts: Ponypony, Eliza Acty and Charlie Harris, all offering a fantastic array of quality folk music. Original acoustic duo Ponypony comprises of...

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Dartmoor storyteller & conservationist’s  new Botanical Folk Tales book
Mar08

Dartmoor storyteller & conservationist’s new Botanical Folk Tales book

Botanical Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland is a collection of folk tales with a difference: all the stories involve trees and plants. The book was written on Dartmoor by storyteller and conservationist Lisa Schneidau, with stunning cover illustrations by the talented Chagford artist David Wyatt. The book is the result of a storyteller’s search for traditional folk tales about the botany of these islands: the wild trees and plants...

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Chagstock amazing line-up
Feb08

Chagstock amazing line-up

What an amazing line-up for this year’s Chagstock Music Festival with Imelda May and the Buzzcocks to headline the festival. Imelda May is the main headline act on Saturday evening. She started her singing career by releasing ‘No Turning Back’, and her second Album ‘Love Tattoo’ received critical acclaim. Imelda joined Jools Holland on one of his tours and also performed on his BBC2 show Later with Jools Holland. Imelda May has...

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Dartmoor A New Exhibition
Dec29

Dartmoor A New Exhibition

A new exhibition ‘Dartmoor a Wild and Wondrous Region’ a portrait of Dartmoor Art, 1750 – 1920 has just opened at Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter, and runs until 1st April. The exhibition is the largest of its kind for a generation and includes painting, watercolours, photographs and postcards from institutions and collection from across the land. The Wild and Wondrous exhibition in the footsteps of the Victorian is one of the...

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