David Stevens demonstrates the range of ‘king of instruments’ at St Andrews’ lunchtime recital

It’s no surprise that almost half of this year’s Summer Lunchtime Recitals at St Andrew’s involve the church’s impressive organ, since it’s one of the largest in the South West.

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‘It’s all about having conversations and making connections’: Artists announced for Exeter Contemporary Open 2017

This September, Exeter’s leading independent Contemporary Arts exhibition centre, Exeter Phoenix, will present a significant showcase exhibition of emerging and established contemporary visual artists from across the UK and beyond.

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Exhibition premiere of Larry Achiampong and David Blandy’s film trilogy Finding Fanon at Plymouth Arts Centre

Plymouth Arts Centre is holding the exhibition premiere of Larry Achiampong and David Blandy’s film trilogy Finding Fanon (2015-17). Recently shown as a one off screening at Tate Modern, the trilogy is a moving and multi-layered exploration of race, identity and globalisation.

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Elan and enjoyment: the Wivelscombe String Quartet at St Andrews, Plymouth

The two most appealing things about summer lunchtime recitals at St Andrews are the diversity of styles on offer, and the range of musical expertise of the performers, from professional to amateur, and well-seasoned, to primary-school novices.

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‘Sumptuous dish of Cornish Cream – Victorian style’: Three Spires Singers and Truro Choral Society perform ‘Elijah’ at Truro Cathedral (review)

Getting two large-scale choirs to come together is one thing, but finding somewhere for them to perform could prove a lot harder.

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