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!
Dolton & Dowland
Saturday 13 April 12pm - 3pm, hosted at Dolton Village Hall alongside the annual Spring Fair.
Atherington Launched at Memories Bring and Share afternoon tea event, Sunday 28 April, 4pm at Atherington Pavilion. The main event will be held Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September at St Mary’s Church, Atherington
Launched at the Bradworthy Arts Festival on
Sunday 5 May - Bradworthy Community Trail Walks – FREE, just come along!
Join Lisa Schneidau from Devon Wildlife Trust as she introduces Beaford’s work on Community Trails in north Devon. Please bring along your ideas, stories and local history knowledge about Bradworthy to contribute.
Short walk (1 hour max): 10.00am
Longer walk (2 hours max): 2.00pm
Stout boots are recommended, please dress appropriately for the weather.
Main event to run alongside the Bradworthy
Carnival on Saturday 24 August.
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.
Launched at Chulmleigh College (date TBC), with the main events running from Monday 24 June until Saturday 27 July at Chulmleigh College Library. The last week of the exhibition to be linked with Chulmleigh Fair.
Hosted alongside Hatherleigh Festival, Thursday 18 - Sunday 21 July, with exhibitions from Friday 19 - Sunday 21 July.
Saturday 21 September at The Resurgence Centre
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.