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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Substantial and poignant album from new Dartmoor band Gravity Machine
Feb27

Substantial and poignant album from new Dartmoor band Gravity Machine

Pulling together a huge tapestry of influences, ranging from A Perfect Circle to William Orbit via Peter Gabriel and Soundgarden, Dartmoor-based Gravity Machine have released debut single Dreamtime, from their forthcoming album Red. Core of the band is multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Niall Parker and Bob Shoesmith on drums, with guest musicians including Kat Marsh (Lionface, Choir Noir, Bring Me The Horizon) and Pete Miles. Niall...

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Thirty years of a unique Dartmoor community theatre
Nov21

Thirty years of a unique Dartmoor community theatre

Tim Hall, journalist, Dartmoor resident and spokesperson for MED Theatre, shares an overview of this exceptional theatre company as it celebrates its 30th anniversary: For the past 30 years a unique multigenerational community and youth/educational theatre has flourished on Dartmoor, building audiences for an original body of drama and the related arts of music and dance. MED Theatre, based in Moretonhampstead, draws its inspiration...

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Innovative female duo coming to Ashburton Arts
Nov04

Innovative female duo coming to Ashburton Arts

Twelfth Day has been challenging its broad spectrum of listeners with its genre-bending music for almost a decade. Catriona Price’s violin and Esther Swift’s pedal harp remain the front and centre of their sound and the mastery of their instruments is evident, yet Twelfth Day draws from a more expansive palette than the number of instruments might suggest, leaving a lasting impact on the listener. In the wordless communication that...

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Hell-Tor film festival bringing the horrors  of Dartmoor to Exeter
Nov03

Hell-Tor film festival bringing the horrors of Dartmoor to Exeter

© Mike Alsford Photography A new festival celebrating Dartmoor’s rich history of ghosts, ghouls and witchcraft is taking place at Exeter Phoenix this month. The inaugural Hell-Tor film festival will present a weekend of Gothic horror, with films, talks and readings inspired by the folklore of the moor. Famous names from TV and film will be among the guests, including Sherlock and League of Gentlemen star Mark Gatiss, who will be in...

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