Category: People

Young, gifted and learning disabled. 

Fifty young people are coming together to make an inclusive arts festival this half term. The festival called Ordinary Extraordinary is for disabled and non-disabled young people and their families and is taking place between 24th and 26th October at Dartington Hall. The festival is bringing the community together to talk about loneliness, well-being and…

Yak Yak Yak…

 1st October 2019 What are they talking about? Jazz rock band Shadow Factory have joined forces with performance poet Robert Garnham to create an unforgettable show which marries music to spoken word. Based on Robert’s Edinburgh show from 2018, “In the Glare of the Neon Yak” and will be debuted at the Barrel House in…

Who are Totnes Caring?

You will have seen the vans around town often enough and sometimes volunteers rattling collecting boxes outside Morrisons, but if you you’re not familiar with one of the most important support groups in Totnes, here’s more… Set up in 1987 to provide support for the patients of the two GP practices in Totnes, over years…

Martin Harley’s Captivating Blues

Astounding! Martin Harley and his authentic, soulful blues were surely an experience to remember at The Barrel House on Saturday 8th December. The crowd, seemingly in awe of his talent, Harley possessing the power to both captivate an audience and make them go wild with adoration and excitement, as his increasing passion and mastery of…

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…