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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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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.

Devon Open Studios Emerging Artist: Amy McCarthy

Devon Artist Amy McCarthy

Amy set up an online shop and art glass studio in 2009 after a career in mental health. In a remarkably short time she has build up a thriving studio with a steady stream of commissions and a busy exhibition diary. Last year she participated in Devon Open Studio for the first time, and received nearly 70 visitors.

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Devon Open Studios Emerging Artist: Melanie Beer

Melanie Beer

Melanie Beer paints with acrylics using loose brush strokes to capture her local land and seascape in a painterly, impressionistic style. She has also recently begun to work with fused glass to create the movement, colour and flow of the ocean. She has had several commissions already.

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The Dumb Waiter at The Bike Shed Theatre: relentless escalating tension and commanding performances

Dumb Waiter at The Bike Shed Theatre

Despite having studied English Literature at university, I have never read a Pinter play. Nor have I, before last night at least, seen one performed: shameful I know, but there it is. So it was to my great delight and educational advancement that I was invited to attend The Bike Shed Theatre in Exeter’s new production of Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter.

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Arts, health and well being in Devon explored in exhibition at Exeter University

Exeter University

Exeter University will host a free public exhibition as part of a project that examines the relationship between medicine and the modern arts, on Friday, April 15. The exhibition explores interconnections between the arts, health and well being in Devon, and consists of exhibits by arts and health organisations.

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Yuri Gagarin’s first flight in space 50th anniversary celebrated with photographic exhibition in Teignmouth

Yuri Gagarin

Out of the melee of mistrust, hope, adventure, technology and arms race that made up the Cold War, Yuri Gagarin shot to international superstardom as the first man in space, cementing the Soviet Union’s cosmonauts’ prowess in that stage of the space race. On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin made the first human flight in space. Tuesday, April 12, 2011 will be the 50th anniversary of this event, which will be celebrated throughout the British Isles.

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Sonic journeys on iconic Devon train lines – free new music download

Sonic Journey

Two of the UK’s leading underground music producers collaborate to create new music in response to two iconic Devon train journeys

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Devon Discussions from Wide Awake Devon for artists to promote their practice

Wide Awake Devon

The new organisation Wide Awake Devon, which aims to promote arts practice in Devon, is taking its Devon Discussions on a road trip across the county and is inviting artists to find out what Wide Awake Devon aims to achieve and to share ideas, knowledge and issues relating to live performance practice in Devon.

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