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Festival finishes on a high note – huge thanks to everyone

Pauline Homeshaw low res

The 2013 10 Parishes Festival finished on a high note with a final weekend of exhibitions and activities after nine action-packed days of creative buzz, a street market and carnival agreed to be the best ever, and a real boost for the local economy. “It’s been our most successful Festival to date – huge thanks… Continue Reading »

Video Clip of ‘The Seed, The Farmer and the Machine’

One of the more intriguing exhibits of the 10 Parishes Festival has been Philip D. Moore’s video installation at Cotleigh Brewery entitled ‘The Seed, The Farmer and the Machine’, which takes a intimate look at the journey of grain from field to market. It centres around the processing machinery which is used for only a… Continue Reading »

Perfect Pitch at the Pizza and Poetry Evening

A particularly successful event held at Moorish on Thursday night of the Festival, the Pizza and Poetry event combined to provide us with some top notch entertainment along with those wonderful wood-fired pizzas.  Taunton based poetry groups Fire River Poets and Junction 25 we both well represented, as well as those who came along of… Continue Reading »

It’s blooming marvellous in Bathealton


Strange things happen in Bathealton. One time there was an outbreak of scarecrows. Now extraordinary, massive blooms have sprung up all around the village. Report has it there is even a huge pink one that is carnivorous, if the pair of Wellies sticking out is a clue… though no reports of missing children or adults… Continue Reading »

Spotlight on…Festival’s youngest poet!


When people say policemen get younger all the time – they clearly haven’t heard about some of our 10 Parishes Festival artists! First it was the schoolchildren and young people of Wiveliscombe Primary School plus Kingsmead Community School, then we heard about successful sculptor Jessica (aged 17 – see details here), and now Fire River Poets… Continue Reading »

Festival first for Jessica

Jessica Weetch with her blue hare sculpture

One of the 10 Parishes Festival’s youngest sculptors Jessica Weetch, 17, found her first ever exhibition got off to a flying start when she sold a sculpture within three hours on the opening night, for £150. Jessica, of Palace Gardens, Wiveliscombe, who is exhibiting at This is Moorish café-restaurant along with six professional artists, was… Continue Reading »

Brilliant day as crowds flock to Market & Carnival

Skintight Samba set the pace

Wow what a brilliant day as the Street Market & Carnival hit the streets of Wiveliscombe on the Festival’s first Sunday, when well over 3,000 people flocked to the town – and a superb holiday atmosphere reigned. Brightly coloured awnings and bunting decorated the town, with West Street closed to traffic as crowds thronged to… Continue Reading »

Artistic adventures up in the woods…

If you go down to the woods today…adventures of all kinds are on offer at Haydon Hill Wood in Chipstable, in the special Festival event A Thousand Feet Up. Set in this beautiful 14 acre wood, just over 1000 feet above sea level, it’s the first year for this new and stunning venue for some… Continue Reading »

Cue the music – a fantastic Festival line-up


There’ll be some fabulous music all day at this Sunday’s Street Market and Carnival (Sept 8) – plus a host of music events throughout the Festival. Wiveliscombe’s Fodo Higginson, well known singer and singing teacher, has set up a whole wonderful day of music as part of the Festival Street Market, non-stop from 10am – 5pm!… Continue Reading »

Road Closure: Huish Champflower

We have just been informed that there will be a road closure affecting traffic through Huish Champflower starting from Monday 9th September and lasting for 9 days, which means it might affect your plans for visiting a few of the Festival exhibitions. The location of the closure is on the main junction in Huish Champflower,… Continue Reading »