If you are interested in art and craft, in meeting local artists and seeing where they work, 11-26 September are dates for your diary. Devon Open Studios is an event that helps artists, and those who love art, potential customers and the curious to meet with each other all over Devon. This year there are 183 venues showing the work of 323 artists. Our picture editor, Nancy Murgatroyd, introduces some of the artists who will be exhibiting in and around Crediton.
Can you help our community website? If so, why not join the Crediton Heart Project team? We are the local charity which created and runs this website. But we also have ambitious plans for a new multi-use building. To build on our achievements and adapt our plans for a Covid world, we are looking for people with time, energy and ideas to join us.
This website was created last year by the Crediton Heart Project to support our community through difficult times. The site has already become a popular platform for sharing local information and stories and, as restrictions ease, we have exciting plans to develop it further, as Heart Project trustee Nancy Murgatroyd reports.
The weather can be pretty unpleasant, the days are short, it seems to get dark far too early. Maybe it is hard to get inspired about your garden in winter, but for keen gardener Nancy Murgatroyd this is the time to dream and plan. Here she shares some ideas about how to plan a garden project.
The blogs on our website reflect local life in very special ways. We all know our lives have changed over the last few months and some of our blog writers tell the story of their own challenges and responses. Our picture editor, Nancy Murgatroyd, picks some highlights from our most recent postings.
The brilliant array of blogs here on this new community website make for fascinating and varied reading. Topics cover everything from food to fires, stress to surfing, poetry to pampering, tunnels to tragedy, CODS to cakes or cycling, children’s stories to splendid isolation, wildlife to watercolour and the Wild Sargasso Sea.
Nancy Murgatroyd has lived just outside Crediton for 10 years. After studying art and design she worked in the textiles and fashion industry for many years. She was involved in building and managing a community centre in the Yorkshire Dales and worked as a non-executive director of the NHS, in an acute hospital setting and in the ambulance service. She recently retired from running a gallery selling contemporary British art and craft. Her personal creativity is expressed through painting, drawing, gardening and print making. She is a Trustee of The Crediton Heart Project.