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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Reality echoes art in a new online play exploring isolation and identity after the death of theatre
Jul29

Reality echoes art in a new online play exploring isolation and identity after the death of theatre

Peter Oswald and Howard Gayton are inthe vanguard of a new theatre form, ‘cloudtheatre’, which offers a doorway throughdisaster into the unlimited worlds of theimagination, with a show that travels livearound the world in a single day!‘Theatre is Dead!’ is an online live play exploringthemes of isolation and identity after the death oftheatre. Peter Oswald and Howard Gayton, foolsthat they are, have taken their commitment to...

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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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