The Tour of Britain

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Event Date:

6th September


The Tour of Britain will return to Devon in 2021, as Devon County Council and race organisers SweetSpot have confirmed that the county will host stage two of the UK’s premier cycle race.

The Devon Stage Sherford to Exeter route will be passing Totnes via Plymouth Road and up the Western By-Pass. Check the website for times.

12:00:00 12:00:00 Europe/London The Tour of Britain The Tour of Britain

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Ian Watson & Joanna Myerscough

10am - 4pm every day Jo and Ian relocated to Devon from Yorkshire in 2017. They had exhibited widely across Yorkshire, and since being here, have exhibited at Artizan, Torquay and Flavel, Dartmouth as well as taking part in Devon Open Studios. Jo is a potter specializing in smoked ceramics produced in a bonfire, as well as domestic decorative slipware. Ian is a painter, working mainly in oils, but also in pastels and acrylics, concentrating on landscapes and nudes. During lockdown, he has been using sketchbooks from travels abroad to produce paintings.

Shared Spaces

10am - 4.45pm daily except Sunday 2pm- 4.45pm Brought together through a year of reflective practice and mentoring at the Newlyn School of Art, the trio recognised a strong resonance between their works, each embedded in a sense of narrative, nostalgia and memory. The exhibition brings together the artists’ natural resonating themes, from wistful affections for a sense of place, and the universality of common experiences, to the intangible elements of preciousness. Ireland’s work explores colour and light, creating a harmonious, almost luminescent, relationship between her subjects. She treats the surface of her paintings as a collection of different hues and shapes that inform a mood and interlock into imagined narratives. Treharne’s distinctive work uses thinly veiled glazes on plaques, dapples of pigment, wood singe marks and wire stitching. They are often multidirectional, allowing the freedom to explore and view them as you wish. Roberts focuses her art practice on figurative works, reflecting on the importance of memory. She is intrigued by the universal phenomena of how preciousness becomes entwined in an object, why there is such clarity around some memories, and how the accumulation of moments forms us as individuals.

A Talk with Mark Gatiss

You can join us in socially-distanced seating in the Great Hall for this event, or watch along online (look for the appropriate option at checkout). Registration will close and online talk ticket holders will receive a link to join the talk 24 hours before the event start time. What makes a good ghost story? Find out on this thrilling evening with the man who describes himself on social media as ‘actor, writer, strangler, Mark Gatiss. The bond between Christmas and the spooky – perhaps most embodied by the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol – is the staple of many much-loved stories. In this talk, Mark will share his own and his favourite tales as he reads from ghost stories looking at the contrast between jollity and terror; the invitation of a spectre to the feast; the tracing of the anxiety within the festivity. Mark has been writing ghoulish tales since his childhood, and is best known for his acting and writing credits on The Vesuvius Club, the BBC’s Sherlock and Dracula adaptations, and The League of Gentlemen. Venue: Great Hall Price: £10 or Online free by donation - check their website for more information
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