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Is ART work – or survival?

  19th October 2020 It isn’t hard to understand why the current slogan “Art is Work” has gained approval in the UK’s arts communities, especially as a meme on social media. In these fragile times when almost everyone has a hand beseeching in Rishi Sunak’s direction artists fear, not without reason, being ignored and impoverished.…

The South Hams are under threat…

Government proposals to relax planning laws could have a permanent & profound effect on our area. Opinion- 12th September 2020 Updated 18th September 2020 The ‘white paper’ from August 2020 is a consultation which “covers a package of proposals for reform of the planning system in England” Radical reform unlike anything we have seen since…

Totnes Duo, Harbottle & Jonas chosen for Worldwide virtual festival

Global Music Match unites 14 Music Export Programs for a world first! Harbottle & Jonas are one of 96 artists from 14 countries are taking part in what could be the largest online match-making of musicians ever undertaken. Created in a world first collaboration between founding partners Sounds Australia, ShowcaseScotland Expo and Canada’s East Coast…

‘A Better World is Possible’

 1st June 2020 On Thursday 25th June, over 60 people walked up Totnes High Street and each solemnly placed a pair of children’s shoes in the Civic Square. The action, ‘COVID today > Climate Change tomorrow > UK Government Act Now’ was co-ordinated by Totnes and District Extinction Rebellion. In sweltering temperatures, demonstrators marched in…

A call for re-instatement of democracy at SHDC

 25th April 2020 Call for re-instatement of democracy after South Hams District Council closes down scrutiny and active involvement of Councillors Tucked away in the depths of Local Government papers, protocols and meetings, South Hams District Council held an extraordinary meeting on Thursday (23.4.20) where a protocol, ostensibly following new Government regulations to enable remote…