What's On

Ashbrittle

Cartoon and Cake

Take part in drawing workshops with delicious cakes in the garden of Tracebridge Sourdough.

Father and daughter illustrators, Leo and Freya Hartas will introduce all ages to drawing characters and invite you to sit for your cartoon portrait, at Tracebridge Sourdough's bakery and garden, with cakes and light lunches from the bakery.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Community

Ashbrittle

Untold Theatre

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Beyond Expectations

This innovative production re-imagines Charles Dickens' beloved novel Great Expectations, recounting events from the perspective of Estella. A Victorian Gothic tragedy, this adaptation weaves brand new scenes into Dickens' original tale.

Theatre, Community

Bathealton

Bathealton Village Hall Arts and Crafts

A wide ranging exhibition of paintings, crafts, cards and jewellery with Antonia Myatt, The Bathealton Silk Group and Elaine McNicholas.

Jewellery, Mixed Media, Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Textiles/Fashion, Exhibition

Bathealton

Marion Garrett

Marion paints to strive towards an aesthetic solution for 'Cotidien' stress! One starts with emotion and pitting it against a pictorial image one hopes to achieve balance and harmony.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Exhibition

Bathealton

Tilly Willis

Paintings and Portrait Demonstration

Local landscapes, portraits, still life and paintings of Africa. Prints, cards and fabrics for sale. Tilly will paint a portrait from a model in oils. She will describe her techniques and answer questions whilst working.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Community, Exhibition, Open Studio

Bathealton

Tom Wood

Sculpture

Tom's sculptures are creations made of found materials, they emulate nature and offer habitats to many species of birds and insects. That way they are not only beautiful but also useful.

Sculpture/Carving, Exhibition

Bathealton

Haunted Bathealton

Ghosties, Ghoulies and Long Legged Beasties

The Parish has been invaded by ghosts and other weird and peculiar apparitions. Visible from the road all around the Parish during the week and descending on The Old Rectory on the last weekend.

Mixed Media, Model Making, Street Event/Circus, Community

Bathealton

The House of F

Forest of F

This year House of F is in the fantastic Forest of F. Feast your eyes on the flip side of fine art. Find the fabulous Fairies Flea Market. Join us for a Fresh, Fertile one-off Feast of Creativity. Click on the event to read detailed workshop information.

Ceramics/Glass, Installation/Conceptual, Jewellery, Mixed Media, Model Making, Music, Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Street Event/Circus, Community, Exhibition

Chipstable with Waterrow

Sam Burton

Step back in time! Using early photography techniques Sam will have striking hand-printed black and white prints on display including recent work from living in India. Cards and prints from the West Country and the World will be for sale.

Photography/Film/New Media, Community, Exhibition

Chipstable with Waterrow

Pinhole Workshop

Experience the simplest form of photography by making a pinhole camera and processing the photo paper in the traditional way. A unique opportunity to create original photographs through a mobile darkroom, work like the photographic pioneers from the 19th century with wet processing on location, then turn your negative images into digital positives using 21st century technology and share them with your friends.

Photography/Film/New Media, Open Studio

Chipstable with Waterrow

Susie Kenward

Detailed botanical studies of flowers, fruit and vegetables and dog portraits in watercolour and coloured pencil. Mounted and framed prints and cards from original paintings for sale. Susie has exhibited at Killerton House in Devon and during Somerset Art Weeks.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Exhibition

Chipstable with Waterrow

Alexandra Lavizzari

Celebrating the Beauty of the West Country

Oil and pastel landscapes, seascapes and still lives, mounts and greeting cards.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Photography/Film/New Media, Community

Chipstable with Waterrow

Lesley Marshall

Hip-Pop Toppers

Unique handmade edible and non-edible cake toppers. Molded and sculptured characters - can be personalised for likeness, in addition gift boxed sugar designer shoes, baby shoes, animals and babies to adorn your cakes.

Model Making, Sculpture/Carving, Exhibition

Chipstable with Waterrow

Steve Marshall

Turnwood

Unique hand turned and carved woodcraft products. All items are made from hardwoods, sourced locally. Wooden bowls, platters, candlesticks and cheeseboards.

Sculpture/Carving, Exhibition

Chipstable with Waterrow

Raamy Nadim

I design and make hand thrown stoneware ceramics, achieving simplicity of form, inspired by both ancient and modern Egyptian pottery. Also decorative pots and oven-to-table ware, in rich striking glazes. All pots - oven, aga or microwave - any temperature.

Ceramics/Glass, Exhibition

Chipstable with Waterrow

Gerard Van Der Ende

Wivey Windsor Chairs

My aim as a craftsman is to uncover the inherent beauty in the objects I make. Enquiries and commissions for tables to go with the chairs, and other furniture, are welcome.

Furniture, Exhibition

Chipstable with Waterrow

Clayhanger String Quartet

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With Soprano Alison Routh

Clayhanger String Quartet plays Haydn and Soprano Alison Routh performs songs by Dvorak, Strauss and Mussorgsky. A two part candlelit performance including wine and nibbles during the interval followed by a simple supper.

Music, Community

Chipstable with Waterrow

Let The Celebration Begin

Sarah Greinig and William Rees

Well-known performer and teacher Sarah Greinig plays Bach’s Partita No 2 in D minor, with interspersed readings by distinguished academic William Rees about the history of Raddington Church and from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Music, Community

Chipstable with Waterrow

Saffron Summerfield and Hazel Prior

Singer/musicians playing Jazz, Blues, Folk and contemporary songs

Songwriter/ Guitarist and Celtic Harpist perform original arrangements of Jazz and Blues Standards, Celtic Tunes and new songs inspired by Exmoor. Followed by tea and cake.

Music, Community

Chipstable with Waterrow

Songs for a September Sunday

Voices of Exmoor Choir

The Voices of Exmoor choir present a short concert of lively and light-hearted pieces to lift your spirits before the autumn evenings draw in. This mixed voice choir based in Dulverton is well known for the warmth of its performances.

Music, Community

Chipstable with Waterrow

An Evening of Baroque Delights

Sarah Davies and Friends playing in St Michael’s Church

An evening of baroque chamber music, performed on period instruments. Music by Bach, Purcell and other Baroque composers. An interval with wine and nibbles followed by a simple supper in the Rectory Barn.

Music, Community

Chipstable with Waterrow

J25 Concertina Band

Concert of Classical, Jazz, Swing, Hymns and Folk Songs

Tea followed by J25 playing; classical to jazz and swing, military marches to hymns and folk songs. Edwyn Mills presents Tales of Local History

Music, Community

Chipstable with Waterrow

Get Set For Strictly Dance Lessons

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Lessons, followed by Latin and Ballroom Dancing

Dance Activities including coffee and cake with professional teacher, Denise Welch of Parade Dance Centre. Taunton

Music, Open Studio

Chipstable with Waterrow

'Young Performers' Showcase Classical Music

Young Performers from Queen's College, Wellington School and Richard Huish College playing a repertoire of group and solo pieces in a variety of classical styles. Choristers from the Daniell-Greenhalgh family (4DGs) perform classical pieces. An interval performance by the Frivolous Winds Trio.

Music, Community

Clatworthy

Clatworthy Community Exhibition

100 years of Clatworthy life 1915-2015

Displays depicting changes in population, farming, lifestyle and topography. Includes photographs, family and parish records, artefacts and crafts. Church with 12th century tower opened to view WW1 memorials. Enjoy with tea and cakes or at the Barbecue on Saturday 12th.

Books/Paper/Calligraphy, Mixed Media, Photography/Film/New Media, Textiles/Fashion, Community, Exhibition

Huish Champflower

Jos, Tim & Tom Harral

Jos paints wildlife forms in mixed media. Tim creates bird and animal sculptures in metal. Tom is a metalsmith making garden objects from quirky metal offcuts.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Sculpture/Carving, Exhibition

Huish Champflower

Dawn Mangan

Dawn's work contains paintings in watercolour, oil, acrylic and mixed media. It covers a variety of subjects, which include landscape, seascape, flowers and some abstract work.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Exhibition

Huish Champflower

Tess Armitage

A Walk of Art

During the spring of 2015 Tess walked many of the hidden footpaths that meander through the 10 Parishes. This year's exhibition is a collection of studies, sketches and paintings that are an intuitive response to these untouched places.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Exhibition, Open Studio

Huish Champflower

Marc Vyvyan-Jones

Marc’s original artwork for illustrated maps of Somerset on display, with prints on sale, including ‘Celtic Arthurian Somerset’. Exhibition of pen-and-ink and watercolour illustrations from children’s books, commissions and collaborations, including Pedr a’r Blaidd/Peter and the Wolf (with Ensemble Cymru).

Books/Paper/Calligraphy, Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Printmaking, Open Studio

Milverton

Artisannie

Local watercolours and more! Portraits, equestrian etc. "A birds eye view from a buggy". Corn dollies - demonstrations - meet "Dolores" and "Miranda".

Lecture/Talk/Discussion, Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Exhibition, Open Studio

Milverton

Suzi Allen

Well known for her work with pregnancies and animals, Suzi enjoys producing fine art prints of flowers, specialising in black and white. Suzi is a Director of the British Institute of Professional Photography.

Photography/Film/New Media, Exhibition

Milverton

Melanie Deegan

Sculptures of prancing horses, boxing hares, running hounds, dancing figures and more. A new collection of work inspired by travel and observation during the past year along with some popular designs.

Sculpture/Carving, Exhibition

Milverton

Pamela Gilbert

Beadwork

Exclusive handmade beadwork including jewellery, tassels, embellished boxes and baubles, many incorporating Swarovski crystal elements all of which illustrates my love of colour and design. I will be demonstrating on some days.

Jewellery, Exhibition

Milverton

Sue Heys

Stained Glass

Stained glass lampshades, mirrors with elaborate overlays, sun catchers, hangings and decorations plus fused glass items ranging from hangings to dishes and necklaces.

Ceramics/Glass, Jewellery, Exhibition

Milverton

Caroline Lytton

Caroline Lytton studied jewellery and silversmithing at The John Cass in London. She curated and showed her work at a number of mixed exhibitions including Chelsea Library and London Barbican, and exhibited at Art in Action.

Jewellery, Exhibition

Milverton

Penny Mackreth

Cancelled

I make mixed media jewellery often incorporating leather with hand made beads, silver (sometimes embellished with gold) and including semi precious stones as focal points.

Jewellery, Exhibition

Milverton

Jim Munnion

Jim Munnion is a well known professional painter/printmaker.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Printmaking, Exhibition

Milverton

Annie Musgrove

The interplay of light and the Somerset landscape provides inspiration for Annie's oil paintings of the north coast, the Blackdown and Quantock hills. Small to medium sized original paintings and cards. Previously at Ginger Fig Gallery, Taunton, RWA Bristol.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Exhibition

Milverton

Rosey Reed

Somerset Driftwood artist

Collecting driftwood and reclaimed materials throughout Devon and Somerset, she makes decorative wall art, mirrors, lamps, furniture, jewellery and sculptures, which are often functional.

Ceramics/Glass, Furniture, Jewellery, Mixed Media, Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Sculpture/Carving, Exhibition

Milverton

Bern Sawle

A selection of fused pieces, dishes, bowls, jewellery, candle bridges etc. Also some of my larger pieces from the planets and constellation series of glass, wood and ceramic.

Ceramics/Glass, Furniture, Installation/Conceptual, Jewellery, Mixed Media, Sculpture/Carving, Exhibition

Milverton

Caroline McMillan Davey

An exhibition of original paintings by well-known professional artist, who has exhibited work in many leading galleries, including the Royal West of England Academy. Beautiful paintings direct from the artist: under £100 to £1,000. Please come - enjoy the show.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Exhibition

Milverton

Jim Dymond

Regarding Everyman-Woman Drawings

Regard - look - glance - observation - attention - thing to be considered - kindly feeling or wish - take notice - heed - concern - have respect.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Exhibition

Milverton

Susan Lethbridge

Natural Fabrics and Wool

Relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. Shop for natural fabrics made into scarves, throws, garden aprons, hot water bottle covers, cushions. Big selection of fabrics, wools, trimmings for you to make your own creations.

Textiles/Fashion, Exhibition

Milverton

Simon Healy

I work on paper and archival board using a variety of media in search of surfaces that can be drawn, painted and cut. My semi-figurative and abstract images are inspired by personal iconography, myth and landscape.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Exhibition, Open Studio

Milverton

Rachel Gundry

Letter carving in stone, work in clay, poetry in pen and ink. Come and see work in progress, look at stone samples, and have a go at carving a letter if you feel inspired.

Books/Paper/Calligraphy, Ceramics/Glass, Sculpture/Carving, Open Studio

Milverton

Penny Price

Wearable Sculptural Jewellery

Unique silver jewellery, designed and made in my Milverton workshop. Individual pieces for anyone wanting something a little different. I shall be working at my workbench throughout the Festival and happy to meet visitors.

Jewellery, Sculpture/Carving, Open Studio

Milverton

Jem McCluskey

Reflexeye Photography & Film

A portfolio of still-life and landscape photographs. An eclectic mix of work in colour and monochrome.

Photography/Film/New Media, Exhibition

Milverton

Local Wood and Wildlife Open Day

An exhibition of working with local timber, plus wildlife walk around Milverton with documentary exhibition of local photography on timber. This is in cooperation with local woodworkers, the Milverton Conservation Group, monochrome photographer Nicky Saunter ARPS and Milverton Sawmill.

Lecture/Talk/Discussion, Photography/Film/New Media, Sculpture/Carving, Community

Stawley

Ian Iles

A selection of landscape photographs, primarily in black and white, from the South West of England, and many from within the 10 Parishes, displayed in the Globe Inn, Appley.

Photography/Film/New Media, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

John Abraham

I imagine I could be described as a re-emerging artist, as in the spring of 2012 I started painting again after a lapse of many years.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

Doulla Aebli

Inspired by her love of animals and the surrounding countryside Doulla makes ceramic sculptures of British Wildlife. Each sculpture is entirely hand built and therefore unique. They are suitable for the house and garden.

Ceramics/Glass, Sculpture/Carving, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

Chris Howe

Chris has been working in Somerset for 25 years. He works mainly in watercolours, using a limited palette and bold brush strokes to produce atmospheric landscape paintings of Exmoor and the surrounding area.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

Victoria Ward

Paintings in Acrylic, soft pastel and watercolour. Landscape and creatures. Colour and character. Prints and cards also available.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Printmaking, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

Teresa Wilson

Recent abstract paintings in acrylic with an emphasis on colours and the relationships between them.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

Max Green

An exhibition of work of local artist Max Green, who will be showing his local scenes, portraits and wildlife, which are very popular amongst both local residents and visitors. Also on view - classic VW campers restored by Max.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

Colette Fowler-Marson

An award winning artist producing landscapes, seascapes and figurative paintings.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Open Studio

Wiveliscombe

Tony Blackmore

Landscapes and seascapes in Pastel inspired by the Somerset countryside and travels further afield.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

Ann Bradley

I am what I would describe as a "Leisure Painter", even though I have been painting since I was about 10 years old. Mostly self taught, but very enthusiastic!!

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

In The Mix Youth Project

Cafe Random Art and more!

An exciting exhibition of staff and young people's artwork and sculpture through in The Mix Youth Project's Youth Cafe.

Books/Paper/Calligraphy, Mixed Media, Photography/Film/New Media, Sculpture/Carving, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

Jane Hollowood

Painting

Acrylic Landscape paintings of Brendon Hill country.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

Jo Johnson and Tom Waugh

Tom Waugh is a sculptor and letter carver. Jo Johnson is a painter. Both work locally within the 10 Parishes.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Sculpture/Carving, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

The Bears of Church Street

An Open Studio Event with Lots of Bears Having Fun

If you come down to Church Street, you're sure of a big surprise. Individually designed and hand-crafted bears (made in Church Street) and having fun. I make the bears to traditional and modern designs. They're waiting to be rehomed.

Model Making, Sculpture/Carving, Textiles/Fashion, Open Studio

Wiveliscombe

Britton & Moore

BEYOND the DOOR

Beyond the door lies the Town Hall untouched for 57 years. Inexplicable inconveniences suggest the meddling of an Uncooperative Ghost. Britton & Moore explainers of the unexplainable investigate.

Installation/Conceptual, Theatre, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

Lisa Schneidau and Ronnie Conboy

The Hag of the Land

Ancient and modern stories, woven with ballad and snatches of song and poetry, about our relationship with the natural world. Storytellers Lisa Schneidau and Ronnie Conboy bring you tales of magic, transformation and unexpected questions. Storytelling for grownups 14+

Poetry/Fiction, Community

Wiveliscombe

Taunton Thespians

Cliffhangers

Taunton Thespians presents an evening of one act plays from local playwrights. Our theme is Cliffhangers and you can expect an evening of comedy, drama and unexpected endings.

Theatre, Community

Wiveliscombe

Saffron Summerfield & Hazel Prior

Inspired by Exmoor

New songs and spoken word performance written by Saffron Summerfield. Performed by Saffron and Hazel Prior - Celtic harp/vocals - illustrated with digital images shown on screen.

Music, Community

Wiveliscombe

Wiveliscombe Town Walk

A Walk Around the Market Town of Wiveliscombe with Bob Croft

A gentle two hour walk around Wiveliscombe with County Archaeologist Bob Croft. Buildings will be brought to life as Bob leads you through centuries of local history.

Lecture/Talk/Discussion, Community

Wiveliscombe

Festival Street Market

The 10 Parishes annual Street Market offers so much more than just stalls selling their wares, although it does offer the very best in food, drinks and crafts that the region has to offer.

Street Event/Circus, Community

Wiveliscombe

Wivey Walkers Festival Walk

Join the Wivey Walkers on a beautiful four-hour walk via Raddington and Chipstable to Waterrow.

Street Event/Circus, Community

Wiveliscombe

Festival Carnival Procession

Celebrating Roald Dahl’s Birthday.

This year we have gone for a Roald Dahl themed Carnival Parade! Go on, re-read those lovely books from your childhood and dress yourself and your wheelbarrow up to make Roald Dahl’s September Birthday a really special treat.

Street Event/Circus, Community

Wiveliscombe

Wiveliscombe Walkers are Welcome

"Walkers are Welcome" Towns - embroidered quilt block

Wiveliscombe was the first town in Somerset to achieve “Walkers are Welcome” status in 2009. Ann Sharman and Alison Durnford designed and embroidered a quilt block to represent Wiveliscombe, which, along with those of other towns, will be displayed.

Textiles/Fashion, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

Party in the Park

An evening musical extravaganza, picnic, pomp and ceremony, fun for all the family.

Music, Community

Wiveliscombe

Cotleigh Brewery Roots Music "mini fest"

Fine roots based music played by the best musicians locally and further afield hosted by 10 Radio’s Eddie Gaines – who knows his music and has championed some of the best contemporary music as well as music from way back when.

Music, Community

Wiveliscombe

Women's Songs of Protest & Social Conscience

Singing workshop and performance

Fodo’s reinterpreting protest songs by women, across a range of genres, and taking them out to festivals this summer. A singing workshop, open to all abilities - Tuesday, will be followed by a solo performance – Thursday at Roots Music “mini fest”.

Lecture/Talk/Discussion, Music, Community