Category Archives: Devon

Come To Ours for a personal approach to Plymouth as a city of art

Come to Ours

To navigate a few of the less travelled currents of Plymouth’s involvement in the British Art Show 7, there’s the comfily titled Come To Ours, which in its own words is ‘a programme of activity and events that celebrates and showcases the work of both emerging and established artists and curators.

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Princess and the Goblin winter show at the Exeter Phoenix (plus free play activities for families)

the princess and the goblin

Following last year’s Around The World in Eighty Days, Quirk Theatre Company return to the Exeter Phoenix this December with an adaptation of George MacDonald’s celebrated 1872 fairytale The Princess and the Goblin.

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Cleo Mussi: artist’s statement

Cleo Mussi

“We live in a world of increasingly complex information and choices, bombarded by sound bites and attention grabbing sensationalist headlines. To the lay person, news about medical advancement often appears to be expressed through polar opposites – fear mongering over ‘Frankenstein’ experiments versus celebration of life saving/enhancing developments.

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Cleo Mussi’s Pharma’s Market at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery

Cleo Mussi's zesty white bunny

For the traditional rural livestock and produce show, according to mosic artist Cleo Mussi at her Pharma’s Market show at Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, Devon, read a host of characters which range from life-sized ‘robo-rabbits’ to space scientists and bucolic farmers with a distinctly contemporary twist, all jostling for a part in the busy, thought provoking narrative.

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Epic journey to find Northumberland’s rainforest told in The Stations: Fourstones

The Station: Fourstones

With the way the climate looks to be going, the Quixotic journey to find a tropical rain forest in Northumberland may not be so far fetched in the not-so-distant future, but that’s what the one man mini epic adventure story The Stations: Fourstones, aims to do in its tale of a voyage of discover – and hot from its hit run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Craftsmanship and design in furniture from Shawstephens

Stalheim Stool

It’s exciting times for furniture design and craftsmanship business Shawstephens, which is based in Kingsbridge, Devon. Not only have they had a year of a varied mix of projects, ranging from a taller teak Stalheim stool (see above), to an impressive fitted library in walnut and leather, but they are also set to welcome an apprentice from South Devon College in September.

Plus the team has include with the UK’s top makers and designers in House and Garden magazine’s feature on ‘some of the country’s most talented designers and makers of bespoke furniture’.

Pop along to the Shawstephens site and take a look at the journal page to get a snapshot of the work in progress.

What holds you back? Inclusive theatre group calls for input on the topic of Restraint?

Strictly Collaborative

Strictly Collaborative, the inclusive theatre company for disabled and non-disabled people aged between 13 and 25, is launching its next project, Restraints, on September 12 and is calling for input.

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