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Celebrate Your Heritage

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After almost three years of uncovering stories and responses to the Beaford Archive we have been inspired by the knowledge and passion for local heritage in each of the communities we have worked with. This summer we will be working with eight communities to discover what they think is important about their local history, and to develop eight distinct exhibitions to showcase their findings and reflections. 

Connecting with the local schools, local history groups, community archives and other established events and celebrations, these exhibitions will be an opportunity for everyone to learn more about the heritage of their locality. 

Join us at each location listed below for a culmination of community curated displays of photographs and oral history interviews from the Beaford Archive, talks from local experts, interactive workshops, competitions and activities, and the chance to see parts of the major ‘Here: Uncovering North Devon’ exhibition , before it goes on national tour! 


Launched at the Bradworthy Arts Festival on
Saturday 4 to Sunday 5 May, with the main
event to run alongside the Bradworthy
Carnival on Saturday 24 August. 

Saturday 21 - Sunday 22 September

Hosted alongside Hatherleigh Festival, Thursday 18 - Sunday 21 July, with exhibitions from Friday 19 - Sunday 21 July.

South Molton and Kings Nympton
Hosted by South Molton Library and promoted during South Molton English Fair in June with the main events at South Molton Library running as a Celebrate Your Heritage Fortnight from Monday 1 - Saturday 13 July.

Mortehoe and Woolacombe
Events will run from Friday 2 - Sunday 4 August to tie in with Mortehoe Scarecrow Festival. There will also be a special event in September to link with the North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’s 60th anniversary celebrations.

Atherington and High Bickington
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