Peter Shearn

Be-Wilded

An immersion into a world of art. A walk up the wooden stairs to the Angel Gallery in South Street will land you in a world of artistic peacefulness. Lebanese born Azul-Valerie Thome and Katz Cowley the creator of the childrens book that has become a hilarious viral you-tube sensation. Azul is weaving a colourful…

Humanising the High Street

The town of Totnes is a tourism magnet and quite rightly so. It’s beautiful. But the one thing that crops up over and over again is just how un-friendly it is to those valuable visitors. We have a high street where the car is king and that is so obviously wrong that this subject will…

Innovation and Tradition in the centre of Totnes

Conker shoes – a Totnesian institution, goes a long way back. 1977 in fact. Originally a co-operative of several people and inevitably having several changes is now owned by Simon Gwilt and Yvette Worrall. Passing through the immaculate showroom takes you into a thoroughly functional factory space where the handcrafted work gets done. Simon explains…

Anti-Fracking March “Let Communities Decide”

The 3 imprisoned anti-fracking protesters …have now been released, having previously been given custodial sentences on “manifestly excessive” punishment terms, by a judge with alleged links to a firm profiting from fracking. One of the protesters, Rich Loizou, a nature connection and land-based learning facilitator at Schumacher College in Dartington and a tutor at a primary…

The Totnes Holistic Bus Service

As you would expect in a land of crystals, generic healing and wooden mushrooms, Totnes’ very own Bob the Bus is considerably more than two yellow mini buses chuntering around town. Totnes Pulse decided to find out more and during October, we will be highlighting this truly innovative service. We sought out the coordinator, Lyn…

Acting up.

Josephine Larsen has been ruffling feathers… LONG READ: 15-20mns …and she appears to be delighted to be opening out debate. On a new website she has been penning a regular blog and recently wrote positively about Tommy Robinson who was released on appeal from a prison sentence for contempt of court for filming defendants at…

Declaring Independance

Totnes’ famous passport: The Grand Plan, a good idea? Human Rights lawyer, Jonathan Cooper’s light-hearted Totnes version of ‘Passport to Pimlico’ has captured the attention and imagination of people and media all around the planet, Quite literally. The passport was the brainchild of a late night discussion on the far-reaching effects of Brexit and, in…