Our land, lives
and future


We connect artists and communities with North Devon finding entertaining and extraordinary ways to explore our land, lives and future.
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be inspired by the archive

As part of a 3 year-long project funded by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, we've digitised over 10,000 previously unseen photographs of North Devon and are in the process of making these available online for the first time. These photographs by James Ravilious and Roger Deakins capture life in rural Devon over a twenty year period starting in the early 1970s and provide an unparalleled view of Devon’s landscape, its communities and agricultural practice.

be active, walk the trails

Trace the footsteps of James Ravilious and Roger Deakins and see villages in North Devon through a different lens. Over the last year we’ve been working with primary school children in Appledore, Chulmleigh, Hatherleigh, High Bickington, South Molton and Woolacombe to explore their local area. Starting
with the archive photographs by Ravilious and Deakins, we asked the children to consider what had remained the same since the photographs were taken and what had changed.

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be plastic free

We’re proud to be part of a network of 16 organisations across North Devon working to reduce the impact of plastic pollution on the environment in North Devon and beyond. Working with councils, community groups, businesses and schools we aim to:

Raise awareness of the issue
– Reduce the amount of plastic consumed
Clear waste plastic from the environment
Ensure that it is disposed of appropriately

If we all make small changes, great things can happen!

beaford introducing interview

Meet the playwright behind Hefted which leaps from 1425 to 2075 across North Devon. Hefted is a new play by David Lane, developed in partnership with Beaford and supported using public funding from Arts Council England.

A story in nine scenes, hurtling through 600 years of life in the dynamic landscape of North Devon and beyond into the near future,it was inspired by oral history collection and work with local schools and communities.Here David shares some of the vital research findings that informed this epic new play for
the region...