Browsing: What’s on in Honiton

Outdoor food festival Honiton Gate to Plate has been shelved a fortnight after it was announced it would return in August with added Covid safety measures. Organisers Sarah Milner Simonds and Beverley Milner Simonds have spoken of their ‘disappointment’ over Honiton Town Council’s decision to postpone the event until 2021 – after it was announced on June 17 the outdoor food event would go ahead. The street market, backed by Honiton Town Council and East Devon District Council, had been set to return in August with a new layout, extra space and safety measures in place to safeguard visitors and…

The Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) in Honiton is gearing up to reopen its doors on Saturday, July 11, with guided tours and new hours. The gallery, which closed its doors to the public when the UK was forced into lockdown by the coronavirus, will celebrate opening with the relaunch of the exhibition: Artist Room: Richard Long Being in the Moment. The gallery has measures in place to ensure the safety of visitors and staff following government guidelines. Individuals and households of up to four people will be able to book a guided tour of the current exhibition (up to 45…

Honiton Gate to Plate street market returns for its third year this August, celebrating food and craft produced in East Devon. The annual street market this year will take place on Saturday, August 15, with a new layout, extra space and safety measures in place to safeguard visitors and traders against the coronavirus. The event, from 10am until 4pm, is free to attend and will showcase what Honiton has to offer alongside some of the best food and drink producers in the South West, plus traditional crafts made locally. COVID-19 precautions put in place by organisers include the introduction of…

The Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) in Honiton is running online art to explore ways of connecting with nature during lockdown. The gallery has teamed up with East Devon AONB to showcase Nature Shorts – online art featuring the outdoors, land and space. The gallery said the Nature Shorts aims to connect with nature during isolation, sharing different artistic approaches to land and space – with the highlighted artists working across a range of materials and processes including land art, photography, printmaking and performance. Ruth Gooding, THG curator, said: “As we move our public programme into the digital realm, we are…

More than 160 people flocked to the opening of a new exhibition by internationally-acclaimed British artist Sir Richard Long at Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) in Honiton. Being in the Moment, part of the national Artist Rooms programme, will run at the Dowell Street venue until May 23. It opened on Saturday, February 22, and explores the relationship between man and the natural world. The exhibition presents pieces spanning 40 years of Richard’s career – starting with his early experiments near his home city of Bristol. It takes its title from the work Being in the Moment (1999) – a portfolio of…

Honiton is gearing up to host the Disability Bowls England competition for the South West. Honiton Indoor Bowling Club will hold the event on Saturday, Match 14, from 10am until 5pm, and is inviting all to come along and watch. On the day there will be eight teams competing, with players of any age and ability. Joan Mackintosh, Honiton Indoor Bowling Club spokeswoman, said Disability Bowls England – a newly-established charity set up in August 2015, formed to fill the void for disabled bowlers – has arranged an Inter Club Triples Indoor Bowls Competition at five different venues throughout England.…

Internationally-acclaimed British artist Richard Long has launched an exhibition at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) in Honiton. Being in the Moment, part of the national Artist Rooms programme, will run at the Dowell Street venue until May 23. It opened with a private viewing today (Saturday, February 22) and explores the relationship between man and the natural world. The exhibition presents pieces spanning 40 years of Richard’s career – starting with his early experiments near his home city of Bristol. There will be 21 works on show including photography, sculpture, text, drawings, maps and diagrams. The exhibition launches the gallery’s Culture…

People in East Devon affected by cancer are being offered a new course in Honiton to help cope with anxiety after a diagnosis. The programme is part of Force Cancer Charity’s support service in Honiton. Sessions in learning to understand and manage anxiety through relaxation will begin at Honiton Hospital on Friday, April 3. The monthly drop-in group will be held on the first Friday of each month from 1-2pm. Run by a qualified oncology support specialist, there will be a continuous rotation of four structured sessions for patients, families and carers affected by cancer. Each session stands alone and…

The Thelma Hulbert Gallery has the following programme of exhibitions and events from now until the end of February: Thursday, January, 30: 1.30pm-3pm Early years workshop. Drop in for a fun creative session for babies and toddlers. Free Saturday, February, 1: 10.30am-12.30pm / 1.30pm-3.30pm. Comic Book Workshop, Suitable for ages 11+. £10/£8 THG Friends Friday, February 14: 10.30am-2pm / 1pm-2.30pm. Love letters to the landscape – Valentine’s Special Write a love letter to the landscape with our resident poet. £10/£8 THG Friends Saturday, February 15/Saturday, February 22: 11am-3pm. Half term family workshops. Free drop-in art sessions. Create your own nature-based artwork. Free Saturday, February, 22:…

A Honiton supermarket is showing its support for Hospiscare’s coffee morning appeal by donating raffle prizes. Honiton Tesco has donated two £50 vouchers to Hospiscare for coffee morning-themed hampers up for grabs. Hospiscare’s community fundraising team will be at Honiton Tesco on Friday, February 14, Thursday, February 20 and the following day, February 21, from 8.30am until 11.30am, with help, advice and ‘bags of enthusiasm’ to support those organising coffee mornings for the charity. I have seen first-hand how the money raised from this event can support local people with terminal illnesses… March is Hospiscare’s official coffee morning month. Last…

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