24 arts and culture organisations in Devon to receive £3.7m from Government’s Culture Recovery Fund
Nov09

24 arts and culture organisations in Devon to receive £3.7m from Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

CASTLE DROGO, WHICH RECEIVED £442,000 INTHE LATEST FUNDING RAFT © Tim Hodson The Government has announced a £257 million package to help save 1,385 arts organisations across the country. It is part of the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, the biggest one-off investment in culture in our nation’s history. The South West is to receive £26.5 million to support local organisations and 24 theatres, arts venues, museums and culture...

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Amateur photographer with an eye for a view
Oct16

Amateur photographer with an eye for a view

Copyright Margaret Spittle Amateur photographer Margaret Spittles captured this delightful photograph of the sun rising whilst out walking on Dartmoor recently. She shared a little about her interest in photography and the moor: “Since I was in my teens I have always been interested in images, and nature, and initially I tried to capture these by painting. Being part of the wonderful countryside that surrounds us encouraged me to...

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Devon artist James Murch creates powerful trio of NHS portraits
Oct02

Devon artist James Murch creates powerful trio of NHS portraits

During lockdown, painter James Murch responded to a call for artists by fellow artist Tom Croft, on the online social media platform Instagram. Tom was looking for artists to create portraits of NHS staff, as a means of giving them something beneficial during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. James shared why he responded: “My decision to take part was, for me, a way to help lift the spirits in a small way and inject some...

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Public invited to make and contribute quilt patches for community Quarantine Quilt Project
Aug30

Public invited to make and contribute quilt patches for community Quarantine Quilt Project

The Crediton area arts organisation Significant Seams is inviting the Devon-wide public to make patches for a community quilt artwork about living through the pandemic. Everyone is encouraged to contribute a patch to share their story and to benefit from the health and wellbeing benefits of the activity. Nominations for people who are isolating to receive a gift kit are also welcomed. Significant Seams Director Catherine West...

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Darts Farm supports UK artists with new sculpture trail
Aug25

Darts Farm supports UK artists with new sculpture trail

Topsham-based Darts Farm has collaborated with some of our country’s best sculptors to create its first ever sculpture trail around the farm and wetlands. Visitors can weave their way around the iconic farm and bird-hide, spotting 30 incredible handmade sculptures as they go; from willow to wire, driftwood to iron, there is so much to discover! With many shows and events cancelled this year and galleries still struggling to open,...

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