Arts & Culture

Beltane Border Morris

We are Beltane Border Morris. Our roots are firmly embedded in the vigorous informal English/Welsh border Morris tradition, but our dances express the ancient myths and legends of Dartmoor. Our style is inspired by Dartmoor's granite outcrops and rushing rivers, its mysterious standing stones, and the changing of the seasons on the moors. We wear the traditional of the black faces and tatter coats, as they would have been worn in the days when begging and busking were outlawed. See us at local pubs, festivals or on the high moor throughout the summer and beyond. 

We are Beltane Border Morris. Our roots are firmly embedded in the vigorous informal English/Welsh border Morris tradition, but our dances express the ancient myths and legends of Dartmoor. Our style is inspired by Dartmoor's granite outcrops and rushing rivers, its mysterious standing stones, and the changing of the seasons on the moors. We wear the traditional of the black faces and tatter coats, as they would have been worn in the days when begging and busking were outlawed. See us at local pubs, festivals or on the high moor throughout the summer and beyond. 


Community Film Club

The Club runs from the upstairs room in the youth club area of Green Hill and offers varied, interesting and entertaining programming, bringing world cinema, classics and the very best new releases to Moretonhampstead, as well as short films, documentaries, animations and archive footage. The club runs on a monthly basis. Membership is open to members 16yrs and above.

The membership secretary is Alan Murgatroyd on 01647 440995

Email: moretonfilmclub@outlook.com

The Club runs from the upstairs room in the youth club area of Green Hill and offers varied, interesting and entertaining programming, bringing world cinema, classics and the very best new releases to Moretonhampstead, as well as short films, documentaries, animations and archive footage. The club runs on a monthly basis. Membership is open to members 16yrs and above.

The membership secretary is Alan Murgatroyd on 01647 440995

Email: moretonfilmclub@outlook.com


Flag Festival

Five years ago, from scratch, Veronica Gould and Andrea Foxwell began Moretonhampstead’s Flag Festival. The aim to showcase the town and make flags in a way that encouraged art making, learning new skills, sharing, enjoyment, and social exchange. It has been hugely successful, involving a wide cross section of the community the workshops have become wonderfully active places of discussion, friendship, making and repairing.

The flags are made from discarded tents, and off-cuts from Cameron Balloons, the sycamore poles by Coppice and Cleave from local wood. We now fly 118 flags, (and growing), in our spirit lifting annual Flag Festival. Crediton and Bovey Tracey have caught the ‘flag bug’, and the group have trained artists in the techniques used. Each winter the work increases, the community of makers gather together to repair damaged flags, welcome new commissions and participants, designing and making new flags with them. This ongoing project turns the town into a fabulous open-air gallery and delights the soul.

The 2016 Flag Festival takes place between Friday 25th March and Sunday 10th April. 

Five years ago, from scratch, Veronica Gould and Andrea Foxwell began Moretonhampstead’s Flag Festival. The aim to showcase the town and make flags in a way that encouraged art making, learning new skills, sharing, enjoyment, and social exchange. It has been hugely successful, involving a wide cross section of the community the workshops have become wonderfully active places of discussion, friendship, making and repairing.

The flags are made from discarded tents, and off-cuts from Cameron Balloons, the sycamore poles by Coppice and Cleave from local wood. We now fly 118 flags, (and growing), in our spirit lifting annual Flag Festival. Crediton and Bovey Tracey have caught the ‘flag bug’, and the group have trained artists in the techniques used. Each winter the work increases, the community of makers gather together to repair damaged flags, welcome new commissions and participants, designing and making new flags with them. This ongoing project turns the town into a fabulous open-air gallery and delights the soul.

The 2016 Flag Festival takes place between Friday 25th March and Sunday 10th April. 


Folk Night

A well-established evening of acoustic folk music. It's completely informal; warm and welcoming, and different every month! Everybody of all ages, and all abilities is welcome. Bring your instruments and voices; you can just come for a drink and enjoy the ambiance! The crack is often mighty!

Folk Night at The Horse on the last Monday of every month from 8ish til late-ish.

A well-established evening of acoustic folk music. It's completely informal; warm and welcoming, and different every month! Everybody of all ages, and all abilities is welcome. Bring your instruments and voices; you can just come for a drink and enjoy the ambiance! The crack is often mighty!

Folk Night at The Horse on the last Monday of every month from 8ish til late-ish.


One of Devon's most prominent art galleries, Green Hill is attracting the attention of some of the most respected South West artists. Names such as Peter Randall-Page, Susan Derges, and Peter Stiles have become synonymous with Green Hill over the last four years  having exhibited in the Gallery's large attractive contemporary space, and supported the Gallery’s developing programme. The Art Shop offers space for artists to exhibit and sell their work from paintings, prints and ceramics through to textiles, wood and ironwork. Within this imaginatively converted former Primary School there are studio and creative workspaces for hire, mixed use offices, a Youth Centre and Heritage Archive. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 10:00  to 16:00.

One of Devon's most prominent art galleries, Green Hill is attracting the attention of some of the most respected South West artists. Names such as Peter Randall-Page, Susan Derges, and Peter Stiles have become synonymous with Green Hill over the last four years  having exhibited in the Gallery's large attractive contemporary space, and supported the Gallery’s developing programme. The Art Shop offers space for artists to exhibit and sell their work from paintings, prints and ceramics through to textiles, wood and ironwork. Within this imaginatively converted former Primary School there are studio and creative workspaces for hire, mixed use offices, a Youth Centre and Heritage Archive. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 10:00  to 16:00.

Green Hill
Fore Street
Moretonhampstead
Devon
TQ13 8LL

 
 

MED Theatre

Moretonhampstead is very lucky to have this innovative community theatre group on its doorstep. MED Theatre encourages young people to be inspired by their local surroundings and to go on to create original and exciting new pieces of work. New relationships with schools across the South West are constantly being made, as well as developing out of school projects with local young people. MED theatre runs groups for young people on a regular basis.

Moretonhampstead is very lucky to have this innovative community theatre group on its doorstep. MED Theatre encourages young people to be inspired by their local surroundings and to go on to create original and exciting new pieces of work. New relationships with schools across the South West are constantly being made, as well as developing out of school projects with local young people. MED theatre runs groups for young people on a regular basis.

11a New Street
Moretonhampstead
Devon
TQ13 8PE

T  01647 441356
W  www.medtheatre.co.uk


Open Studios

Devon Open Studios is Devon Artist Network’s annual flagship event. Over 200 artists welcome you to their unique work spaces, and in Moretonhampstead there is much to explore including textiles, sculpture, ceramics, paintings and more. However, some of our artists and makers welcome visitors to their studios all year round ...

Devon Open Studios is Devon Artist Network’s annual flagship event. Over 200 artists welcome you to their unique work spaces, and in Moretonhampstead there is much to explore including textiles, sculpture, ceramics, paintings and more. However, some of our artists and makers welcome visitors to their studios all year round ...


Penny Simpson Ceramics

The Studio
44a Court Street
Moretonhampstead
Devon
TQ13 8LG


Greg Abel

Greg took over Moreton Forge in 2000, continuing the tradition of blacksmithing on the site which has been in existence for 150 years. Greg uses traditional hot forging techniques to make a wide range of items including gates, railings, fire grates, fire sets, curtain poles, garden ornaments, light fittings, restoration work, candlesticks, candelabra, house signs, all types of brackets for inside and out.

The forge offers a complete service from design through construction to fitting. A wide range of styles are available covering traditional wrought iron scroll work to more contemporary designs. 

Greg took over Moreton Forge in 2000, continuing the tradition of blacksmithing on the site which has been in existence for 150 years. Greg uses traditional hot forging techniques to make a wide range of items including gates, railings, fire grates, fire sets, curtain poles, garden ornaments, light fittings, restoration work, candlesticks, candelabra, house signs, all types of brackets for inside and out.

The forge offers a complete service from design through construction to fitting. A wide range of styles are available covering traditional wrought iron scroll work to more contemporary designs. 

27 Cross Street
Moretonhampstead
Devon
TQ13 8NL


Green Shoes

We make ethical shoes that not only look terrific, but feel fantastic too. Green Shoes give you confident style, colour and comfort, whatever the season. Choose the style you love from our range and we will hand make it in gorgeous leathers or vegan shades to suit you... one of the many reasons why so many of our customers keep coming back and re-ordering.

We make ethical shoes that not only look terrific, but feel fantastic too. Green Shoes give you confident style, colour and comfort, whatever the season. Choose the style you love from our range and we will hand make it in gorgeous leathers or vegan shades to suit you... one of the many reasons why so many of our customers keep coming back and re-ordering.

26A Cross Street
Moretonhampstead
Devon
TQ13 8NL

T  01647 440735
E  info@greenshoes.co.uk
W  www.greenshoes.co.uk


Bellacouche

Bellacouche - meaning beautiful restful place. Using locally sourced Shetland and Icelandic wools I make a range of beautiful and useful felted items; tea cosies, tuffets (seat pads), insoles, hotty covers, kits and more. Also known for my unique “soft coffins” and shrouds for natural burial. If you are in the process of organising a funeral, then it's worth taking a look at the beautiful options on my website, or pop into my shop at the Chapel to see and discuss the options.

Bellacouche - meaning beautiful restful place. Using locally sourced Shetland and Icelandic wools I make a range of beautiful and useful felted items; tea cosies, tuffets (seat pads), insoles, hotty covers, kits and more. Also known for my unique “soft coffins” and shrouds for natural burial. If you are in the process of organising a funeral, then it's worth taking a look at the beautiful options on my website, or pop into my shop at the Chapel to see and discuss the options.

The Unitarian Chapel
Cross St
Moretonhampstead
Devon
TQ13 8NL

T  01647 441405 / 07763 935 897
E  info@bellacouche.com
W  www.bellacouche.com


Veronica Gould Textiles

20 Fore Street,
Moretonhampstead
Devon
TQ13 8LL

T  01647 440691
E  vergould@gmail.com


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