Lionel Aggett, a respected Devon artists, has died in Exeter.
To celebrate the 350th anniversary of Henry Purcell’s birth, the Totnes Early Music Society will hold a Meet Mr Purcell performance at St Mary’s Church, Totnes, on Saturday (February 28) at 7.30pm.
The future of Sir Joshua Reynolds’ Omai is uncertain, but as one of the nation’s most important art works, some say it should stay in the country.
Continue reading Future of Sir Joshua Reynolds painting Omai uncertain
Sidmouth Folk Festival (July 31 to August 7) has been given a grant of £5,000 from Devon County Councillor Stuart Hughes’ special project fund.
Continue reading More power to Sidmouth Folk Festival
Lympstone artist Wilf Plowman is a favourite of the royals, and seems to have had a stately reputation himself.
Landscape photographer Adrian Oakes will have an exhibition at A la Rone until Wednesday, March 25.
Exmouth-based crime writer Graham Hurley has just released his 23rd book, and there’s talk of a tv series.
The paintings entered into a competition with the theme of Botany at East Devon College are on display in the college’s refectory. Continue reading East Devon College painting competition
What is the North Devon Decorative and Fine Arts Society? Funny you should ask – it’s an arts based educational charity, which pushes arts across the board. Continue reading North Devon Decorative and Fine Art Society
Mike Bernard, a Combe Martin-based artist has an exhibition in the Mayfair gallery Panter Hall until Friday, February 27.
Bideford’s Burton Art Gallery is going through refurbishment, but the super gallery and arts space will stay open for the duration.
We’re sure it’s kinda reassuring that being cold and miserable would inspire you to write a song about your mum. Jessica Sweetman did just that, and it went down well with the mum concerned, so that’s fine.
The denizens of Beer are being encouraged to take to song by Fiona Clarke, former musical director of the Salisbury Community Choir, with the group Seriously Occasional Singers.
Life, an exhibition of life drawing from the life drawing classes at the Kingsbridge Arts and Yoga Centre, is due to kick off on March at the Harbour House gallery.
The Devon Sinfonietta and the Exeter Bach Society are getting together for a mashup of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana – and by mash up, we mean performance – at The Corn Exchange, Exeter, on Sunday, February 22, at 5.30pm.
It’s the kind of story that belongs to a mini-series of the 80s. A Plymouth property developer falls on hard times and spends more time on his art work to relax and take him away from his woes. He develops a technique using recycled cans as part of the canvass to reflect his seascapes he paints. The paintings are seen by a passing photographer, who introduces said painter to a gallery owner and the work is valued at £4,000 a pop.
All You Need Is Love, apparently, at the Delamore Gallery. Which may not cut it if you try to walk away with some of the work of the more than 40 painters, sculptors, photographer and craftspeople who make up this exhibition celebrating all aspects of passion, affection and desire… to which we’d add recrimination and bitterness – but then we are romantics.
Will Amery is organising a 60s-esque happening in Plymouth College of Art’s Studio 11.
Lona Kozik and Neil Rose deliver a live improvisation around piano, violin and electronics, Alexis Kirke and Nick Grew improvise using percussion, and electronics and DJ Contort delivers the sandwich filling, ensuring every one doesn’t vanish up their highbrow, bum bum.
A swan, ah go on? No, really, a swan. Lovelorn Annie turns to a swan called Cobbo for her romantic fix (what with Mr Right not having been washed up quite yet).