Miniature pieces of art inspired by restrictions of the pandemic

An exhibition of miniature artworks will be displayed in a set of old printer’s letterpress drawers. The drawers’ tiny compartments – which originally housed the print typefaces – have provided a stimulus for the exhibiting artists. Inspired by the restrictions many of us have experienced due to covid-19, more than 200 artists from all overContinue reading “Miniature pieces of art inspired by restrictions of the pandemic”

New music aims to raise the profile of the double bass

A new piece of music aims to raise the profile of the double bass. The tones and range of this often-underrated instrument are explored in Leo Geyer’s new work ‘Water Boatman’. Inspired by the aquatic insect’s ability to swim and also to fly, the piece takes full advantage of the huge span that the double bassContinue reading “New music aims to raise the profile of the double bass”

New National Centre aims to make creativity integral to health and social care systems

A new national centre for creativity and wellbeing launches on Tuesday 9 March. The National Centre for Creative Health aims to make creativity integral to health and social care systems. At the online launch of the Centre, Chair of Trustees, Lord Howarth of Newport, and guest speaker, Lord Victor Adebowale, Chair of the NHS Confederation, will reflect on howContinue reading “New National Centre aims to make creativity integral to health and social care systems”

New National Centre for Creative Health Launches

A new national centre for creativity and wellbeing launches on 9th March. The National Centre for Creative Health aims to make creativity integral to health and social care systems. At the online launch of the National Centre for Creative Health, Chair of Trustees, Lord Howarth of Newport, and guest speaker, Lord Victor Adebowale, Chair of the NHS Confederation,Continue reading “New National Centre for Creative Health Launches”

Somerset joins together to create a county-wide panto

People in Somerset will have the opportunity to appear on the virtual stage with Cinderella. Venues in Somerset have come together to create the perfect solution for panto in a pandemic. Each scene of ‘In Search of Cinderella’ will be recorded at a well-known theatre or arts centre as part of an online performance. FamiliesContinue reading “Somerset joins together to create a county-wide panto”

Disabled Actors Joined by Coronation Street Star for Lockdown Play

A cast of Devon-based disabled actors will be joined by Coronation Street star Cherylee Houston in a short film which explores isolation in lockdown. ‘When The Wheels Come Off’ is a new drama which will be premiered online on Thursday 29 October. It is produced by CEDA and performed by their drama group, a companyContinue reading “Disabled Actors Joined by Coronation Street Star for Lockdown Play”

Creative Transitions – Creativity helps wellbeing for vulnerable young people in Torbay

Young carers, young parents, and young disabled people in Torbay are receiving creative packs in the post as part of a project to improve wellbeing. As part of Creative Transitions, artists are using creativity to benefit vulnerable young people who face challenges as they go into adulthood. The project, which is organised by Torbay Culture,Continue reading “Creative Transitions – Creativity helps wellbeing for vulnerable young people in Torbay”

Thousand year old riddle inspires interactive artwork

A thousand-year-old riddle has brought together printmakers, historians, a poet and a filmmaker. Riddle 57 from The Exeter Book has inspired artwork which has been used to create an online interactive version of the riddle. Double Elephant Print Workshop invited visual responses to Riddle 57 from The Exeter Book – one of only four survivingContinue reading “Thousand year old riddle inspires interactive artwork”

Lockdown inspires creativity for Exeter artist

The adversity of lockdown has sparked even more creativity for Exeter-based artist Veronica Gosling. At Studio 36, Veronica has created a quirky, inspiring space within which, in normal times, she has held exhibitions of her own and other artists’ work, and used it as a gathering space for activity groups, and a place for informal performancesContinue reading “Lockdown inspires creativity for Exeter artist”