Peter Shearn

Album release gig visit from Ben Osborn

British poet, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist Ben Osborn returns to the Dartmouth Inn, Totnes on May 4th to present his latest album “Letters from the Border”. Ben is signed up to NonoStar records and created the album with German experimental violinist Alex Stolze at the remote Nonostar Studio on the German-Polish border in the summer…

The Kingsbridge revival…

It’s the oldest pub in town having originated circa 1684. Made from limestone rubble party walls with slate-hung return on west side. Recessed doorways with wrought iron hinges. Mullioned windows massive chamfered ceiling beams and a wide masonry fireplace with scratched graffito “C II R”. Doesn’t this sound like the perfect description of a perfect…

A festival of kindness…

Caring Town Fair 26th February 2019 Our town of Totnes has an enviable reputation for putting community first and more than 30 organisations are co-operating together to put together the Caring Town Fair 2019, on Saturday 23rd March from 11am – 2pm at the Totnes Civic Hall Looking after your emotional, mental and physical wellbeing…

Pay to Pee?

Have the pay toilets been tharwted? Not yet. South Hams District Council recently revealed plans to install pay toilet systems at a cost of £50,000 in the 3 public facilities in Totnes. It seems public dunny facilities are funded from central government – not Council Tax and this funding has now stopped, leaving the lavies…

Brexit & how it affects Totnes

Perpetual arguments about Brexit spit forth on social-media often creating more heat than light. So The Totnes Pulse are trying a pragmatic approach to the discussion by asking  4 local businesses the same questions to see what they have to say – with limited success! If you also own a local business, have your say…

New Years Eve – What you gonna do!?

Here’s a handy rundown of all that’s going on in town on the big night! The Dartmouth Inn Jai Rocks New Years Eve Party – Starts at 8pm, Entry is a fiver and you cant get in after 11pm – Details Here. The Albert Inn Beci’s Band The evening is open all night and entry…

Totnes Jazz Workshop

The legendary Jazz trumpeter Dave Holdsworth has been supporting the Totnes Jazz Workshop for years and has finally decided it’s time to concentrate fully on his new project ‘Dave Holdsworth’s New Brew’ following the release of his acclaimed latest album, ‘Wodgi‘. Dave has been playing Jazz in many forms since the 1960’s and is a…

A ray of light out of tragedy.

Following the heartbreaking death of Reuben Williams in a car crash this time last year, his grieving grandparents have made every effort to generate positivity from real tragedy. Reuben, 3,  was in a car on Plymouth Road, when it was hit by a drink-driver, Andrew Vass who is now in prison on a charge of…

Positive action despite adversity

The past few years have been eventful for Pa Arding. In the wake of her last incident she is still working her way through a long recovery but it’s not getting in the way of her crusade to clean up our oceans. Fortunately, Charlotte Farrer, recently appointed as a personal assistant, is also passionate about…

The Return of the Bull

Geetie Singh-Watson MBE is searching through the rooms with Rick who sells reclamation furniture in the Market at the weekend. We are upstairs and the place is a wreck. Rick scans for any items left behind in the building. Geetie claims to be Rick’s best customer and will be using reclaimed and re-purposed furniture throughout…