Category: People

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…

Totnes Cinema

A cinema at the heart of the town Totnes Cinema is the town’s single most exciting arts initiative in recent times. If you doubt it, simply go along to a selection of films and events at its 27a High Street address. It’s where the library used to be. Since the demise of Dartington College of…

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…

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…

Soundart Radio – Everybody’s Welcome

A Saturday morning kids show made and presented by young people themselves without adults telling them what to do … free-flowing chats on literary, philosophical or any number of themes … a hugely varied range of music … to whatever YOU want to come along and contribute – a small taste of the varied, community-created…