Middle-earth and back again – Alan Lee
Mar09

Middle-earth and back again – Alan Lee

Many of you may have stayed-up a couple of weekends ago to watch the probably the most highly-regarded awards show in the world: the Oscars. The 91st Academy Awards ceremony took place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. As you can imagine, it was glitz and glamour galore and the stars turned out in en-masse. Nothing could feel more removed from the modest, quiet and low-key home towns of many of us on Dartmoor. However,...

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Mars bars, coffee, bylines and adrenaline
Feb09

Mars bars, coffee, bylines and adrenaline

Debut novelist, Holly Watt is a former investigative reporter for national newspapers who has turned the experience into a dark thriller Holly Watt’s first undercover mission involved breaching the security of a company HQ to gain access to their offices. She enlisted the help of an ‘insider’ to sneak her in one morning and then she insinuated herself into the landscape of office life, getting her feet under the desk and access to a...

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Digitalk: Need a little help with your resolutions?

While you shouldn’t wait until a certain time of year to start improving yourself, lets face it, most of us put stuff off for the new year. Oh I’ll start that diet next year, or I’ll take up this hobby in the new year. We’re all guilty of it. But good on you if you’ve actually started and are keeping going with it! Most new year’s resolutions fizzle out in the first week. If, like myself, you’ve chosen weight loss or fitness as your...

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Year in the life of  Moretonhampstead
Jan29

Year in the life of Moretonhampstead

Photographs by John Curno John Curno has been a photographer for most of his professional life, specialising in long term projects such as ‘A year in the life of Moretonhampstead’ which was undertaken in conjunction with Green Hill Arts Centre and Moretonhampstead Parish Council. Here John has focused on the shopkeepers and traders in the Dartmoor town. Jane Willis, Chairman of the Parish Council says in the introduction: “Hardly a...

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Living on a prayer

What is it about Widecombe-in-the-Moor? Every time I hear about someone who’s had an amazing life, or achieved some astounding feat, their proximity to this small Dartmoor village is the next thing to baffle me. We meet in the Café on the Green. Tracey is waiting, a big smile – she’s “normally late for everything”. The instantly enthusiastic Tracey Elliot-Reep has completed a series of unique adventures. She has trekked on...

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A conversation with Dartmoor’s soundtrack
Dec28

A conversation with Dartmoor’s soundtrack

I have a confession to make. Seth and I have actually met before. I was at a bar in Looe during their annual music festival around five years ago when a punter came flying into me, knocking my drink clean out of my hand after tripping on the dance floor. An extremely apologetic Seth Lakeman insisted on buying me a drink; in a fan-boy-struck giddy haze, I declined his offer. Should I remind him that he technically owes me a pint? Best...

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