Reviews

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 that he needed a change ...
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Scary happenings in Birdwood house…

At the time of year when the veil between the worlds grows thin, Val Jones, Nancy Pickard and Verity Newman present an exhibition taking an irreverent romp around the certainty of death. Work from these three established West Country artists, Val and Verity from Totnes and Nancy has been invited up from Penzance that ranges from the profound to the ...
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What was going on in there?

Massimo and Bianca recently opened a new Deli / Café / Restaurant. There's no shortage of cafés in town so what's different here? Quite a lot as it turns out! Massimo de Majo is setting out the tables as I arrive and offers to make me a coffee and the first thing I notice is the lack of a big ...
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Life Lessons that Aren’t on the Curriculum

You're 16-17, you're just starting out at Sixth Form. It's all good, bar the acne of course. But wouldn't it be great if besides lessons studying for exams in your specific subjects, you could also spend some time interacting with other students THINKING about and discussing together some BIG life issues, which the standard curriculum just doesn't cater for. Step ...
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