Friday, 14 February 2020

Justin Newland Phonic FM 2pm Friday 14 February & Exeter Library 2pm Sunday 16 February 2020


Local Author To Drink Coffee
in Exeter Central Library

Somerset author, Justin Newland, will be visiting Exeter Central Library from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday 16th February 2020.

You'll find him in the Ground Floor Café drinking coffee and eating cake, and signing copies of his latest novel, The Coronation. Set during the Enlightenment, the novel is a historical fantasy and reveals the secret history of the event that shaped our modern world – The Industrial Revolution.

He'll also sign copies of his other novels: The Genes of Isis and The Old Dragon's Head.

The event is free. Just drop in.

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Justin writes supernatural thrillers and secret histories in which real events and historical personages are guided and motivated by numinous forces.

He gives library talks, does book signings and appears on radio and in literary festivals.

A Doctorate in Mathematics, he lives with his partner in plain sight of the Mendip Hills.

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About The Coronation -

Andrew Deane: "... explores the themes of belonging / outsiders, politics, religion / spirituality, war and the lives of everyday people, all of which are filtered through the lens of the other-worldly."

For more information, visit the Justin Newland Website

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Leo Geyer and the Devon Philharmonic Orchestra 'Music in the Galleries' Royal Albert Memorial Museum Saturday 7 March 2020 - Press Release from Andy Henderson

Trumpet: Brian Moore

Music in the Galleries

Royal Albert Memorial Museum

& Art Gallery
7th March 2020

Doors and bar 6.45pm
Concert 7.30pm
Tickets: £10 (or £5 if under 16)

Explore the galleries of the museum to hear specially commissioned music performed by the musicians of Devon Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, inspired by objects in the museum's collections. Instrumentalists and singers will perform in ensembles around the museum during the evening, as the audience choose their route through the galleries and stop to listen to the performances.

The composers have taken their inspiration from a wide range of objects including microscopic diatoms, an Inuit map carved onto a bone, a Chinese gown, pocket watches and RAMM's famous Gerald the Giraffe. The new compositions will reflect a range of musical styles with influences from Indian music, jazz and other genres.

At the end of the performance, a finale composed by Devon Phil's Music Director Leo Geyer will be performed by all the players and singers and heard all around the museum.

This performance is part of the CoMA Festival of Contemporary Music for All.
Tickets available from the RAMM Website

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Tamsin Waley-Cohen appointed as Artistic Director of The Two Moors Festival

The Two Moors Festival is delighted
to announce the appointment of
Tamsin Waley-Cohen
as Artistic Director of the Festival

Two Moors Festival Artistic Director
Tamsin Waley-Cohen
(Benson Russell Photography)

Tamsin Waley-Cohen is an outstanding violinist with a major British and international career, playing with top orchestras worldwide, as well as being a member of the Albion String Quartet. Known to West Country audiences from her many appearances at the Festival since its early days and from her own Honeymead Festival, she knows and loves the West Country well.

This is an exciting time for the Two Moors Festival with Tamsin on board to lead it in this celebratory 20th season and to further develop it in the future. This builds on the outstanding work of the Festival and its founder, Penny Adie who, with her husband John Adie, established it to serve the people of Exmoor, Dartmoor and Devon in the face of the dreadful foot and mouth outbreaks of 2001, becoming the major music festival of the South West.

Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Artistic Director:
"I am thrilled to be working with the Two Moors Festival, a festival that I have had the pleasure of playing in since its very inception, and whose home is some of the most beautiful and wildest landscape in England."

Penny Adie, Founding Artistic Director:
"She has all that it takes to propel the organisation on to the next phase of its journey."

Richard Fletcher, Chairman, the Two Moors Festival:
"Tamsin is the ideal choice for our new Artistic Director and she is already bubbling over with new ideas."