Author Archives: Giles Adams

Business Support for Creatives

Introducing the Visitor Economy Support Programme (VESP) – Somerset County Council, Visit Exmoor, Visit Somerset and Tomorrow’s Tourism are working together to enable FREE business support. The Visitor Economy Support Programme (VESP) is a programme funded by an allocation of £500,000 from the Somerset Business Rates Retention Pilot programme (BRRP). The BRRP is funding to… Continue Reading »

There’s Still Time!

The Indian Summer is due to return for the rest of the 10 Parishes Festival so making ideal conditions for some autumn art touring! Collective Exhibitions can be a rewarding destination experience and once again Waterrow Church and Community Hall hosts a variety of works. Edmund Butler has been designing and making furniture for 30… Continue Reading »

How Great is The Art!

It has been particularly exciting making our way around studios and exhibitions and midweek is a peaceful time to make routes around the venues. What a picture St Luke’s Mission Church is in Langley Marsh! A beautiful location just on the left a little way up the hill, a few yards down a narrow lane… Continue Reading »

Opening Weekend at 10 Parishes Festival

The 10 Parishes Festival opens today with artists opening their doors and showcasing their talent in Ashbrittle, Bathealton, Chipstable, Clatworthy, Huish Champflower, Milverton, Stawley, Waterrow and Wiveliscombe. Over 60 artists are participating, some of whom will produce work based on the Festival theme, Reuse and Recycle. Look out for the huge plastic-bag-lady created by Jenni… Continue Reading »

From Here to There and Back Again

From Here to There and Back Again is a novel installation that joins two studios by way of the River Tone. The artworks will evoke the influence of the river and its environment through print, paintings, drawings, photographs, whittlings, film, bookworks and sculptures. Paul Leyland at Greenways Studios, Ashbrittle will host a private view tomorrow,… Continue Reading »

Trash to Treasure!

Judy Willoughby is certainly engaging with the Festival theme of Reuse and Recycle with ‘Trash to Treasure!’ – a collagraph printmaking workshop that will use items from your recycling boxes to create and print a work of art. Suitable materials include cereal boxes, packaging (thin card), textured fabric, dried plants, bubble wrap, egg boxes, string… Continue Reading »

Wivey Art Collective

Wiveliscombe Community Centre is always a popular draw for 10 Parishes Festival visitors. This year the Wivey Art Collective return for a joint exhibition throughout the Festival. Open every day from Saturday 7th until Sunday 15th September, the artists exhibiting include John Abraham, Doulla Aebli, Chris Howe, Annie Musgrove, Teresa Wilson and Victoria Ward.

New Guide Launch!

Thank you to all the artists and performers who came to Wiveliscombe Community Office this week to pick up their signage and copies of the new Festival Guide. With just a few weeks to go until the Festival starts on Saturday 7th September, participants are busy finalising work and preparing venues. Do use the Guide… Continue Reading »

The New Oxford Consort

Wellhayes Vineyard will once again feature as a live music venue at the 10 Parishes Festival, hosting The New Oxford Consort on Saturday 14th September at 7.30pm. This vocal ensemble comprises some of the finest young singers from Oxford and will perform a varied programme of unaccompanied choral music spanning 500 years, ranging from Renaissance… Continue Reading »

The Beautiful Work of David Carter

A remarkable and unusual photographic style provides a poignant backdrop to this year’s 10 Parishes Festival, through the work of David Carter. David was registered to exhibit at the 2017 festival but died unexpectedly a few weeks beforehand. His work was still exhibited thanks to the help of friends, colleagues and family members. This year… Continue Reading »