Category: Perspectives

Homelessness, Begging & Drugs

Over the last 50 years, drugs, always illegal, have moved from the groovy colourful 1960’s, through the grungy 1990’s to blissed out 2000’s rave scene, through to now. An underground criminal industrial underbelly that polite society would rather ignore? There have been increasing concerns over the drug culture here and as part of a Totnes…

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…

What can you recycle?

Recently, we have seen questions about recycling and there appears to be some confusion on what can and cannot be put in the clear plastic SHDC bags. South Hams District Council have committed to improving the systems and say theyt will be able to process more materials over the next couple of years, so we…

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…

It’s now time for a peoples vote.

Time is running out. Events are moving so quickly in Westminster that it is hard to predict exactly what will unfold over the coming weeks. It will however be blindingly obvious to anyone watching the Prime Minister’s Statement on Thursday that her deal cannot pass the Commons. Accompanied by a string of resignations from government,…

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…

Dartington: Past, Present, Future…

As reported in the Totnes Times (19th August 2018) the STREAM festival did a marvelous job of honouring the legacy of Dartington College of Arts. Congratulations and thanks are due to organisers Sarah Gray and Soundart Radio, all their support staff, and everyone who contributed. The programme of events sampled the kind of extraordinary work…