Advice on offer for budding artists in Topsham and other news

07:00 28 October 2012

(c) Stockbyte

Budding artists are invited to get advice from a drawing team heading for Topsham on Thursday, November 1. Read this and more.

LECTURE: Topsham Museum’s lunchtime lecture on Wednesday, October 31 features the topic of rocks and quarries.

Geologist Dr Michael Barr will be delving into stone types and local buildings, starting at 11.30am.

Admission is free. Numbers are limited.

-----

WORKSHOP: A botanical watercolour workshop is being held upstairs in Matthews Hall on Friday, November 9.

The day-long workshop, from 10am until 4pm, costs £30 and includes a demonstration plus plants will be provided for painting.

For more information, contact Susan Thomson on 01392 875027.

-----

FULL HOUSE: Topsham Town Fayre committee is hoping for a full house when it holds its next fundraising bingo session on Tuesday, October 30, at Matthews Hall.

Doors open at 6.30pm, eyes down at 7.30pm.

Cash prizes will be up for grabs, with all profits going to Topsham Town Fayre.

-----

TOOL PLEA: If you are over 60 and have a few hours a week to spare, Men in Sheds want to hear from you.

The group, in conjunction with Exeter Age UK, renovates old tools for a good cause and is keen to recruit some extra volunteers.

For more information call 01392 202092.

-----

FINE ART: Donations of fine art or sculpture are being sought by a Topsham charity ahead of its 2013 fundraising auction.

Devon in Sight hopes to raise much-needed funds for local visually-impaired people.

The charity welcomes donations of paintings, drawings, sculpture or ceramics to go under the hammer in February 2013.

To help, contact the charity by October 31 on 01392 878801.

-----

SMOKE ALARMS: Topsham’s firefighters are urging residents to check smoke alarms when the clocks go back at the end of the month.

The retained crew said the quick test could help save a life.

-----

ADVICE DRAW: Budding artists are invited to get advice from a drawing team heading for Topsham on Thursday, November 1.

The Big Draw, focussing on drawing circles, rounds and spheres, takes place at Topsham Museum from 10.30am until 1pm, where a host of advice is on offer from local artists.

Traditional pens and paper can be used and also technology such as an iPad.

Admission is £3 for a family group and £2 for adults. Children must be accompanied.

-----

RACE BONUS A Topsham pub raised hundreds of pounds for Hospiscare when it held a race night recently.

Globe Hotel staff held the event at the Malt House, raising £539 for the charity.

-----

CHARITY PLEA: Topsham charity shop Estuary League of Friends is appealing for new volunteers willing to spare a few hours help each week.

If you can help call into the shop, on Fore Street, and ask for Karen. Or call 01392 876487.

0 comments

Other News Stories

09:27

Budleigh Salterton could be left out of pocket covering cuts to services by district and county council chiefs, it has been warned.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:09
Elections take place on May 7

East Devon’s election chief has apologised after an error was identified in the postal voting papers sent out to some electors.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:36

A new 210-place primary school could be opening in Exmouth, offering children a different kind of curriculum.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:28

Fire crews have been called to a fire at the Spar store in Budleigh Salterton.

Read more
Sunday, April 26, 2015
A book written by the late Barbara Smale was handed over to local school children at the Exmouth library this week. The youngsters from Exeter Road primary are pictured with their headteacher Paul Gosling, Chris Launder from the library, Barbara's husband Colin, illustrator Jemma Cholawo, publishers Rachel and Drummond Johnstone and Judy Vallance who sponsored the publication. The book will be given out free to local schools. Ref exe 3280-15-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Children from Exeter Road Community Primary School have got their hands on a new book written by an Exmouth author.

Read more
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Clare Teal at the Budleigh Jazz Festival.

The future of Budleigh Jazz Festival could be in doubt after its organiser announced he was stepping down from the role.

Read more
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Pete Lowres

Devon Freewheeler volunteer Pete Lowres, 46, knows every penny that drops into the charity’s collection pots is vital to continue its lifeline work.

Read more
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Father Trevor Smyth with Bishop Richard Hawkins. Fr Trevor says farewell to his parishioners at his final service at All Saint's Church, Exeter Road, as he retires from his post. Ref exe 3343-16-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

An Exmouth vicar has said a fond farewell to his parishioners after more than 14 years.

Read more
Saturday, April 25, 2015
T-Rex

Phear Park and Manor Gardens are being discussed as possible venues for the return of dinosaurs to Exmouth.

Read more
Saturday, April 25, 2015

Devon Freewheelers operates daily ‘hand-to-mouth’, never knowing where its next penny will come from.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 8°C

Most Read News

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition



Exmouth's trusted business finder