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September 20th-27th

Hester Berry, Portrait Painting Demonstration
Monday 20th September, 6.30pm-8pm
Live Zoom event – £10

To herald our final Deep Roots Festival weekend of 2021, we have invited popular local artist, Hester Berry, to lead an online portrait painting demonstration. Hester, whose work is widely collected and exhibited across the UK, will talk us though her drawing and painting processes, taking questions from the audience as she creates her image.
Everyone welcome.

Beth Pedlar

Beth Pedlar, Pet Portraiture Workshop
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th September 10am3pm
Filleigh Village Hall
Booking essential. Two days – £150 per person

A workshop with the successful and sought-after North Devon pet portraitist, Beth Pedlar, to include: layering using pastels to create realistic animal portraits; techniques for different types of fur; the best materials to use and the importance of working from good source photos. Read more about Beth Pedlar.
Beth’s pet portraiture workshop is now fully booked!

Capturing South Molton

‘Capturing South Molton in Your Words & Images’
Saturday 25th September 3pm-4.30pm
Assembly Rooms, South Molton

Booking essential – Donations Welcome

Renowned filmmaker, Gordon McKerrow, has elicited poems, words, images and sound recordings from local people – editing and adding in music, his own photography and footage – to create a film legacy for our town. Come along to the film première and enjoy a delicious cream tea afterwards! Read more about this project.
Everyone welcome. Book here.


Additional Event
Harmony4, Music and Song
Saturday 25th September 7.30pm-8.30pm
Assembly Rooms, South Molton EX36 3AB
Booking essential – £5

North Devon based vocal quartet Harmony4 invites you to chase away the ‘Lockdown Blues’ in an hour of music and song with local musicians Steve Dyrda (accordion), Josh Flanagan and Lorraine Homewood (piano). Ticket only event with limited socially distanced seating. Book here

Dying Ash Tree by Karolina Andreasova

Two Talks @ The Hexagon, Quince Honey Farm
Sunday morning 26th September 10-12 noon
Booking essential – £5 per person

Myc Riggulsford, ‘Natural Capital: Our wildlife, woodlands, and local culture’
Following science and environment journalist Myc Riggulsford’s highly popular and entertaining event during our July Deep Roots Festival weekend, we have invited him back to give us another enlightening, illustrated talk. This talk looks at the concept of our Natural Capital, focussing on the special contribution of North Devon in our society today. Read more

11–11.30am Refreshments will be available.

11.30am – 12 noon
Katy Lee, ‘Ode to the Ash Tree Poetry Project’
Myc will talk with celebrated local innovator Katy Lee, of Courage Copse Creatives, about her community poetry-film project for Arts Destination South Molton. The audience will be welcome to join in the conversation – and will be able to buy the newly-minted book, filled with poems and images donated by the community in honour of ash trees.

Book here.

Katy Lee

Sunday 26th September 12.30 onwards
South Molton Community Woodland
An open invitation – free event
Katy Lee will perform some of the submitted poems from her Ode to the Ash Tree Project in the South Molton Community Woodland. Meet in the Community Woodland car park in Hacche Lane. Find out more about this project here.

Artist Luna North

Monday 27th September 6.30pm-8pm
Live Zoom event – £10
Luna North, ‘In Conversation’

To close the festival weekend, Exmoor artist and printmaker, Luna will be speaking from her studio overlooking Exmoor. Demonstrating her art, Luna will talk about her journey to full-time artist, her painting and print-making – and the inspiration she draws from nature.
Unfortunately, for personal reasons, this event has had to be postponed.

For details of the Deep Roots Festival events that took place in June have a look here and for the July events look here.