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Tales of the Riverbank programme 2016

Collected memories exploring and celebrating our River Torridge through art, talks, workshops, stories, walks, films, poetry and food. Discover our river’s history and heritage, natural environment, beauty, and those who use it in a series of events through July and August.

Download a Tales of the Riverbank pdf here

Reflections: The Torridge in Poetry and Prose with local author Liz Shakespeare
Thursday, 14 July 7-8.30pm Walter Henry’s Bookshop (tickets £3 from Walter Henry’s bookshop and Eventbrite)

Water Babies: story by Charles Kingsley; with Lobster Hypnotism and Fish Tasting by Felicity Sylvester and the Appledore Fish Summer School all ages. Tues 2 August 10-12 Learn Devon (adults £5 children free BBC Eventbrite +door)

Mouth Watering Fish Lunches: £5 for 1 course, £8 for 2 courses. Pre-booking would be most helpful, email with lunch requests. Tues 2 August 12.30-2 Learn Devon (limited lunches available on the day)

Native and Exotic Invasives: An Enlightening Walk & Discussion from Bideford to Landcross on the Tarka Trail with plantsman Pete Yeo.
Saturday 6 August 10-1 start Brunswick Wharf (tickets £5 BBC Eventbrite)

Walk on the Wild Side – in partnership with ND Positive Living Group: A Plant Walk from Bideford to Appledore with forager Robin Harford and plantsman Pete Yeo.
Tuesday 9 August 2-5 (Free tickets BBC Eventbrite)

Art Film Night – in collaboration with BBC’s Culture Show. An evening of short films and moving image by and about many of the artists involved in this summer’s Culture Show.
Thursday 11 August Free event from 6pm Cafe Collective

River bank Treasures: A Metal Clay Workshop using found objects and flora. Suitable for 16+ with artist Mary Myres
Thursday 18 August 10-5 Learn Devon (tickets £10 BBC Eventbrite + on door)

A Walk of Art with BBC Culture Show Artists  Saturday 20 August 10-12 Free event, just turn up at Jubilee Square

Wander the Wharves: A historical guided walk plus show and tell by volunteers from BBC’s Way of the Wharves Project.
Wednesday 24 August 5-7.30 Free event, just turn up at the Royal Hotel

Model an Insect: A family interactive workshop for children aged 7-9 years of age accompanied by an adult, with artist Sue Giblett
Friday 26 August 10-5 Learn Devon (tickets £10 BBC Eventbrite + on door)

A photographic artist who has built up a unique vision of the world through his digitally constructed images. None of his photographs are simply photographs; most of them are made from up to 100 separate images layered, like strata, on top of each other to build up an impression of what it is like to be in a place, giving the viewer far more than a visual experience.

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