Arts Destination South Molton

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Deep Roots Festival

Our exciting festival took place over three weekends: 11-13 June, 10-11 July and 25-26 September 2021. For details of the events that took place look at the Deep Roots Festival page.


Capturing South Molton in Your Words and Images

As part of the Deep Roots Festival 2021 film-maker Gordon McKerrow was asked by Arts Destination South Molton (ADSM) to make a film about living in South Molton and the surrounding area.

ADSM is very grateful to Home Instead North Devon and Exmoor for sponsoring this legacy project for our town.

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The film is of images you have taken or made – photos, video clips, paintings, sketches – and your voices reading lines you have written. These have been edited together, making a vibrant celebration of our community: to capture this time as we come out of lockdown. For further details look at mySouthMolton.

The film can be seen here and directly on YouTube:

Ode to the Ash Tree Poetry Project

Katy Lee of Courage Copse Creatives created an interactive poetry project. She invited all members of the community to get involved. Everyone was asked to write poems about anything to do with Ash Trees, including the impact Ash Die-back will have on our countryside. For further details look at Ash Tree Poetry Project.
The interactive poetry map and the book are available from South Molton library.

“A tree’s beauty lies in its branches, but its strength lies in its roots”
Matshona Dhliwayo