Totnes is no stranger to a good lantern festival…
…but this one is planning to be slightly different.
The focus is specifically on the crisis we now face regarding the alarming awareness of species extinction.
Steve Nayar is a local artist who has dedicated his work to highlight endangered species and works closely with WWF who have offered to lend their support. He is also Chair of the local Totnes and Dartington Open Studios and part of the Totnes Climate Change Emergency Group. For the past three years he has been a nominated finalist for Wildlife Artist of the Year.
The next meeting is in the Guildhall on the 21st November at 7:30pm. It’s a great opportunity to find out what’s going on and to get involved. Fell free to invite a friend too. You don’t have to be artistically gifted, there’s lots for everyone to do over the coming months, not just making lanterns.
We want to celebrate the amazing species that share our planet. This is the kind of project that succeeds when the community pull together to support it and can be destined to be another future landmark event for the town which encorages visitors and a vibrancy that Totnes is known for.
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