Torbay Symphony for All
Wednesday 28 March 2018 in the Riviera Centre at 6pm
On Wednesday 28 March, over 200 students will join members of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for a massed ensemble celebration of music at the Riviera International Centre, Torquay. Students aged between 7 and 21 from 8 schools around Torbay get the chance to rehearse and perform with BSO musicians as they perform the world premiere of a new piece of music titled Torbay Symphony for All.
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It is well-known that during the 20th century St Ives in Cornwall was home to some of the world’s leading modern artists. Now Plymouth College of Art and the Black Mirror research network are working to raise awareness of the presence of influential female Surrealists in Cornwall, through the Seeking the Marvellous: Ithell Colquhoun, British Women & Surrealism symposium, which will be held at the college on 22 and 23 March 2018.
Continue reading Lost painting by British Surrealist Ithell Colquhoun goes on display in Plymouth at Seeking the Marvellous symposium
Aggrieved and listless faces of local taxi drivers stare out defiantly at the viewer in photographer Matthew Joseph’s latest series, examining the impact that Uber has had on local taxi drivers and their businesses across New York, Paris, Cape Town, Johannesburg, London and Rome.
Continue reading The Uber Impact: photographer Matthew Joseph series examines the impact of Uber
Swisherama | Sandy Brown
White Moose Gallery, Barnstaple
March 24-May 19
Tuesdays – Fridays 10am-5pm
White Moose Gallery, Barnstaple, will be celebrating their fifth year (yes, that’s 5 – count them years!) with a big statement – the bold and vibrant large scale abstract paintings of Sandy Brown.
Continue reading Swisherama | bold and vibrant exhibition of Sandy Brown’s abstract paintings fitting celebration of White Moose Gallery’s 5th birthday
Dartington International Summer School & Festival
28 July – 25 August 2018
Dartington International Summer School & Festival has announced the concert programme for its 70th Anniversary curated by renowned pianist and artistic director Joanna MacGregor. Over 100 concerts from outstanding names in the music world have been confirmed.
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Opium use by Samuel Taylor Coleridge is said to have inspired the fantastical Asiatic landscape in his epic poem Kubla Khan. Thomas De Quincy described his drug-induced visions in Confessions of an Opium Eater.
Continue reading Female Romantic poets habitually used opium for its “tranquilising power”
Duos come and duos go. And some nurture and fine tune their art and watch it grow into something original, captivating and award-winning. Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have entwined their professional and personal relationship into a class act of imaginative songwriting and musicianship.
Continue reading Personae | Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman release 5th studio album and head off on tour
Michael McDonagh Wood and Veronica Charlesworth
at Artizan Gallery, Torquay
March 9 to March 30
In their long and successful careers Michael McDonagh Wood and Veronica Charlesworth are renown for their watercolours. But they explore their own themes, and they have been doing so for decades. And the couple are the focus of the March exhibition at Torquay’s Artizan Gallery.
Continue reading Backwaters and the water’s edge | Watercolours by Michael McDonagh Wood and Veronica Charlesworth at the Artizan Gallery, Torquay
Plymouth Arts Centre and The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art
Thursday 29 March to Wednesday 30 May 2018
Internationally-renowned and award-winning British painter Rose Wylie will be the subject of ‘History Painting’, a new multi-site exhibition at Plymouth Arts Centre and The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art, featuring a cycle of new work about the Mayflower voyage, created for this exhibition between 2015 and 2017.
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Exhibition preview and performance
Young In Hong: The Moon’s Trick
Thursday, March 1, 6-8pm (with performance at 7pm)
The exhibition runs from March 2 to April 22, 2018 | 10.30am – 5pm
We heard them rehearsing this and it should be an eye-opener for your ears and a door opener for your mind, as artist Young In Hong opens her news exhibition at the Exeter Phoenix The Moon’s Trick with a live ensemble performance of her visual score Looking Down From The Sky (2017) with musicians from A Quiet Night In.
Continue reading The Moon’s Trick | Young In Hong draws on collective experience for textiles and new sound works in Exeter
Sunday April 15 in The Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth, at 3pm
The next recital in Jeanie Moore’s 25th International Concert Series 2018 takes place in the ballroom of The Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth on the afternoon of Sunday April 15, at 3pm.
Continue reading Divertimento Flute and String Quartet in Plymouth for Jeanie Moore’s 25th International Concert Series 2018
Wednesday, March 28 in the Riviera International Centre, Torquay, at 6pm
On Wednesday 28 March, over 200 students will join members of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for a massed ensemble celebration of music at the Riviera International Centre, Torquay.
Continue reading Students join BSO musicians for ‘Torbay Symphony for All’
Sunday May 6 in the Great Hall, Dartington, at 7.30pm
Dartington Community Choir’s performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah in December met with critical acclaim and the choir will seek to build further on this success in its next concert in May.
Continue reading Dartington Community Choir Spring Concert 2018 – Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana
Friday March 16 at Courtenay Centre, Newton Abbot at 7.30pm
NADSA’s next concert in the series features pianist Clare Hammon
Continue reading Rising star on upward trajectory, pianist Clare Hammond at Newton Abbot and District Society of Arts (NADSA)
A new date has been confirmed for an East Devon Art Auction – Friday 8 June at 7pm with a reception from 6pm in the main gallery at THG.
Art Auction: Friday 8 June, 7pm (doors open at 6pm) in aid of Honiton’s Admiral Nurse Campaign and THG Learning Programme supporting those living with dementia.
Exhibition of donated artworks (26 May – 8 June). Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-5pm.
56 artists have generously donated artworks for a fundraising art auction hosted by Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) in Honiton, Devon.
Continue reading 56 artists work donate to Thelma Hulbert Gallery art auction to help fund Admiral Nurse | NEW DATE
Harbour House in Kingsbridge is the venue for an exhibition of pastel paintings by the renowned artist, Keith Stott, and his students.
Continue reading Celebrating Pastels | An exhibition of pastel paintings by Keith Stott and his students at Harbour House, Kingsbridge
Saturday March 3
Liskeard Methodist Church at 11am
East Cornwall Bach Choir (ECBC) Singing Day organiser Sharon Lambert writes: ‘East Cornwall Bach Choir is delighted to announce that the work for our annual singing workshop for 2018 will be ‘The Armed Man – a Mass for Peace’. We chose this piece (composed in 1999 by the Welsh musician Karl Jenkins, b.1944), to commemorate the millions who died in the World War I, which ended 100 years ago this year.
Continue reading East Cornwall Bach Choir Annual Singing Day explores ‘The Armed Man’ to commemorate those who died in WWI
Plymouth Contemporary Artist Showcase 2018
Peninsula Arts Gallery, University of Plymouth
Friday, March 2 to Thursday, March 29
After two hugely successful contemporary exhibitions in 2015 and 2017, Peninsula Arts Gallery, University of Plymouth, is presenting a special showcase of four artists from the 2017 exhibition, recognised for contributing new ideas across film, animation, painting and drawing.
Continue reading Four featured artists at Plymouth Contemporary Artist Showcase 2018 | Peninsula Arts Gallery
On Monday 12 February, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra performed a concert at Buckingham Palace for their Royal Patron, Princess Alexandra.
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Truth and beauty
The Forum – University of Exeter
February 20-23, 2018 from 9am to 5pm
An art exhibition exploring the thin line between what is beautiful and macabre, is being staged by Devon artist and former fashion model, Phillippa Mills.
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