All posts by Heather Smith

After years in denial, Heather Smith has finally conceded that she is a writer, willing to exchange the products of many hours of blood, sweat and crossing-out for the chance of being published. In addition to PRSD and Art+Culture she has written for Art Cornwall, iwalkdevon and Behind the Spin. She also blogged about her life as a mature student on Later Study. In her spare time she enjoys watching her bantams think up new ways of destroying her veg patch, camera-less photography and making jewellery with found objects. Her ambition is to become a mad old woman and own an alpaca called Gerald.

Devon photographer Louise R Cohen at the Tavistock Wharf: Review

Devon photographer Louise R Cohen’s first public exhibition is being held at the Tavistock Wharf this month.

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The SURF exhibition at The Wharf, Tavistock, Heather Smith takes a look at the group’s second show

Brilliant sunsets, Dartmoor ponies, and fields of vibrant daffodils all feature in the second photographic art exhibition by SURF, (Service User Recovery Forum) at the Tavistock Wharf until Friday, October 30.

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Upcycling at Plymouth Arts Centre – creative control of identity (plus recycling)

Recycling? That’s so last year, darling. Upcycling is where it’s at. Not heard of it? Well, it was first coined by authors William McDonough and Michael Braungart in their book: Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things and promises a way of improving, instead of simply recycling, an item that has reached the end of its first life.

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Fahrenheit Twins at the Drum Theatre, Plymouth. Review by Heather Smith

The Fahrenheit Twins, a production based on a short story by Michel Faber, adapted by respected theatre company Told by an Idiot and director Matthew Dunster, had its premiere at the Drum Theatre Plymouth, and runs until Saturday, October 10.

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Jackets, sleeping bags and changing the world. Heather Smith reviews the Lucy Orta exhibition in Plymouth

OK. I’ll admit it. When I first entered the Viewpoint Gallery at Plymouth College of Art on Tuesday, September 29, I laughed.

A silver dome-tent sprouting six multicoloured sleeping bags was positioned in the middle of the floor. A series of interconnected jackets and sleeping bags sporting dangling, tentacle-like orange gauntlets was hanging from the ceiling. The exhibits looked as though they belonged on a space station. I was intrigued.

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Dave Green’s photo exhibition at the Tavistock Wharf revels in discovery of the North Devon coastline

Dave Green, a Bideford-based photographer, reveals hidden parts of the North Devon coastline in his solo exhibition at Tavistock Wharf.

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