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Special events

Gift Ideas?


We admit to this being ahead of our own personal Xmas shopping schedules, but for those of you who are organised about these things and are already wondering what to get your parent, partner or child — AHA  is developing three wonderful workshops which can be purchased as gift certificates.

Details are yet to be finalised but here is an idea of what will be on offer:

FOOD FIGHT:  a fabulous, frantic and fun one-day stopframe animation workshop resulting in a finished …

Quiet by Tony Whitehead

Quiet by Tony Whitehead

On the night of 19/20 June 2012 a small group of people sat quietly by the River Dart at Dartington in Devon, UK. The group were participating in a creative summit concerned with arts and ecology called The Home and the World. These three recordings are taken before, during and after first light. (Tony Whitehead)

You can listen to, and download, Tony’s wonderful recordings here.

Meeting Time & Location Modified

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Every day at 10:30 am between Friday August 3rd and Friday August 31 Material Woman will be in the car park at Shipley Bridge (SX681629) on OS Explorer Map OL28 (not at Black Tor).   If you’d like to join Material Woman on her travels, plan to meet her there on the day of your choice.

If you not up to walking on Dartmoor, Elspeth will be more than pleased to hang out with you in the Shipley Bridge car park.  She’d like to tell …

Full Moon Celebration Very Special

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Last night Material Woman was joined by a group of seven, and a very engaged Springer Spaniel.  They stood on top of Black Tor and watched the sun slowly set through a thin web of clouds which made the sun appear to have a glowing rainbow ring around it which spread out across the open moorland.  As the sun began its final descent a herd of Dartmoor ponies galloped across the horizon.  It was perfect.  For more about the evening, …

EVA Artist Commission Info

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Background information about this commission for four artists aged 60 and over is now live on the EVA website.  Find out more about each of the artists and their plans for the work they will be creating.  Go to the EVA Artist Commission page here for information on each artist and links to their own websites.
Don’t forget Material Woman wants you to celebrate the 1st full moon of August with her from 7pm this Thursday, August 2nd.
Details here.

Celebrate August’s 1st Full Moon


with Material Woman (artist Elspeth Owen) on Thursday 2 , August from 6pm until ? whenever ?
Black Tor Rock, nr Shipley Bridge (SX 679363 on OS Explorer Map 28)

Material Woman says to expect:  drumming and feasting from 7 pm.  Bring a picnic.  If you have one, bring a musical instrument, too.  Bands welcome!  If the moon encourages us, we could sleep out together on the Moor.  Come with a rucksack packed with clothing and kit for all eventualities –– be ready to dance, …

Wordquest is Waterproof!

Check out upcoming activities — indoors and out — on the way from Wordquest Devon, here.

make-shift at TH&TW


On Day 2 of the summit (Wed) 3pm Mary’s home on Dartington estate will be connected with Patricia’s house in Providence, Rhode Island along with global online participants in the networked performance and discussion event make-shift. The event is happening simultaneously as part of THATW summit and BIARI – Theater and Civil Society Institute at Brown University and brokers Paula Crutchlow (UK) and Helen Varley Jamieson(NZ/Germany) will be working with conference participants to help co-author and stage the event …

Programme Arrives from Printer


The summit Programme arrived from the printer yesterday and looks fantastic — it was done on newsprint in the ‘Berliner’ size.  This gave us lots of room for information on each presenter/presentation, images of artworks, a very legible schedule and a large map showing all the artworks installed in and around Dartington during The Home & The World.

It’s posted on-line as well.  Have a look here.

BTW — if you’re interested in producing something using a similar format, we used …

Summit final programme unveiled


We have published the final programme for The Home & The World 2012, bringing together artists from across the world to celebrate place and home.

There are still places left, but they are going fast.  Visit the main website for further information.

If you have any questions, please call us on 01364 72046.



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