Major new exhibition explores Devon’s links to the transatlantic slave trade
Jan24

Major new exhibition explores Devon’s links to the transatlantic slave trade

Artist Joy Gregory at RAMM © Royal Albert Memorial Museum We are so fortunate here in Devon to have the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery (RAMM) in the heart of Exeter. Housed in an iconic Victorian Gothic Revival Building, the world-class museum has over a million objects in its collection. Today, it aims to be an inclusive space where people from all communities and backgrounds are welcome. However, given its Victorian...

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Oke Music Day a huge success
Aug14

Oke Music Day a huge success

Anything for a fiver by Laura Jo Photography The first Oke Music Day was heralded as a definite winner as locals and visitors descended upon the town to enjoy live music in numerous venues. With live music being one of the things that people have missed most during the lockdowns, the musicians enjoyed the day as much as the crowds. Here are some photos from fans who were delighted by the day’s artists. Jim Causley by Laura Jo...

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Chagstock – The Big Picture
Aug13

Chagstock – The Big Picture

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Green light for Chagstock festival
Jul30

Green light for Chagstock festival

Simon Ford, festival organiser Dartmoor’s Chagstock festival is officially going ahead this weekend. Up to 5,000 music-deprived revellers will be welcomed to watch a bands and artists from today (Friday, 23rd July). The green light has officially been given following the Government’s commitment to honouring ‘Freedom Day’ on 19th July. Tickets for the cancelled 2020 event are validfor this year. A diverse line-up from the 2020 festival...

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New Ashburton gallery about to open celebrating work of Robert Lenkiewicz
May05

New Ashburton gallery about to open celebrating work of Robert Lenkiewicz

ROBERT LENKIEWICZ – PHOTOGRAPHS © MIKE ALSFORD Reuben Lenkiewicz, son of the late artist Robert Lenkiewicz, is about to open a new gallery in North Street, Ashburton featuring his father’s work. The Reuben Lenkiewicz Fine Art Gallery will, however, be far more than just a gallery. Built of Dartmoor granite, the 16th Century building ranges over five different floors. It has been completely restored to its original features,...

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Stone Lane Gardens seeks emerging artists for exhibition
Jan26

Stone Lane Gardens seeks emerging artists for exhibition

This year Stone Lane Gardens, just outside Chagford, are reinvigorating their longstanding annual sculpture exhibition. Starting in the 1990s they have, over the years, exhibited early work by artists who are now well-known. Continuing that ethos they are reaching out to emerging and early career sculptors, installation artists and ceramicists, inviting them to apply to show work on the theme of ‘regeneration’. Stone Lane...

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