Arts and Culture
Information on local Film Societies, Arts Centres and Arts Networks.
The Burton Art Gallery and Museum aims to be recognised as one of the leading cultural venues within the South West. Synonymous with the most exemplary forms of its practice and attracting a wide range of audiences of all ages from the local and international communities alike it provides the opportunity to access and engage with artists, collections and exhibitions on all levels.
Community Arts Network was set up in 1994 as a voluntary not for profit organisation dedicated to promoting inclusion for all children in main stream play provision.
It aims to promote the arts to children with a programme that develops and encourages their creative talents and imaginations.
C.A.N is the largest independent provider of children's services in North Devon, offering a range of holiday and after school childcare throughout the area.
Find out what's on in North Devon, discover who's new on the music scene, what's showing at the cinema, where to go for art exhibitions, plays or poetry readings ... and much, much more!
In the centre of Great Torrington, the arts centre provides a varied programme of films, theatre and music.
Beaford Arts is England's longest-established rural arts organisation. They work in the 800 square miles of north Devon bounded by Dartmoor, Exmoor, and the West Atlantic coast, with a range of artists to find new ways of engaging with the land and its people.
The Bideford Film Society was formed in September 2001 and shows films at the Bideford College Theatre on the Abbotsham Rd.
A grant was received from the Bridge Trust and Bideford Town Council which enabled the Society to hire the first film. A film is shown every two weeks except when the Theatre is needed by the School. Films are shown at seven thirty in the evening on Friday and Saturday nights (no trailers or advertisements are shown)
For full details of films which are showing, prices, times etc. please visit their website on the right.
The North Devon Directory is a unique hub providing links to all our talented individuals and businesses in the creative industries of North Devon.
Recognised as being one of the top five events in the country by The Times, the North Devon Festival is a celebration of the rich cultural life of the area with dance, fairs, art, lifestyle, sport, theatre, comedy, and nature events happening throughout the area over the month of June.
North Devon Theatres produces a stranded arts and entertainment programme featuring drama, classical music, opera, children's shows, popular music (including rock, jazz, folk and roots), contemporary dance, ballet, amateur shows, visual arts and community events. In addition we run a wide-ranging arts education and outreach programme for people of all ages.
A new performing arts academy in North Devon specialising in drama, dance and music aiming to give students (0-18 years) a safe, fun and exciting experience. PLATFORM 2 students learn a wide range of quality, performing arts techniques. As well as voice work, characterisation and traditional performance skills we also focus heavily on contemporary styles such as street dance, DJing, hip-hop, Zumba, funky pop and physical theatre. PLATFORM 2 delivers quality training and opportunities to young people, making the performing arts accessible to all students ... especially those in the more rural areas.