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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MOORLAUGHTER
Nov02

MOORLAUGHTER

The Moorlander newspaper is hosting a comedy evening at the Jubilee Hall in Chagford next month. With five West Country comics, including our own Maggy Whitehouse topping the bill with her Maggy Whitehouse Experience which has recently been playing at the Edinburgh Fringe. The Moorlander Comedy evening will take place on Saturday 16th December. The evening starts at 7.30pm when you will be welcomed with a glass of wine and nibbles,...

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New theatre production celebrates the history of The Royal Clarence Hotel
Nov02

New theatre production celebrates the history of The Royal Clarence Hotel

Cygnet Theatre, together with Wren Music, will celebrate the history of Exeter’s much loved Royal Clarence Hotel with ‘Fire At The Clarence!’, a large-scale community production this autumn. Playwright Mark Carey said, “Buildings hold something specific in their very fabric. To visit a house where a great person lived is to discover something about them that could never be described in a biography. “This must have something to do with...

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Innovative folk trio Lady Maisery to play Tavistock Wharf
Oct19

Innovative folk trio Lady Maisery to play Tavistock Wharf

In an English folk scene currently bursting with bold and innovative folk music, vocal trio Lady Maisery shine brightly. With their unique approach to harmony singing and intelligent and thoughtful arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions, Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans harness and celebrate their united voices. Whether unearthing a feminist twist hidden in a traditional tale, delivering a...

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