I am sure that many residents of Exmouth and district occasionally make the trip to Honiton, the weekly street market, interesting shops including antiques and books, musuem, good pubs and food, the wonderful Beehive community centre and the new home for EDDC. 

You may have also visited the Thelma Hulbert Gallery, just next to the central car-park. THG has been host of arts and culture East Devon for some time now and is regularly mentioned by me in these pages.

Arts Council England awarded the Thelma Hulbert Gallery a £26,000 National Lottery Project grant to support the delivery of their young people inclusivity arts and enviornment programme.

Young people and inclusivity, arts and enviornment provides new dynamic and inclusive oppurtunties to engage with arts, culture and climate, responding to the needs of East Devon's young people aged 7-25 developed through partnerships led by THG across Honiton and wider Devon.

Young people, inclusivity, arts and enviornment grows out of their work with TATE, University of Exeter, inclusion agency, the area of outstanding natural beauty and East Devon District Council which revealed the need for a targeted incusion agency.

YPIA&E will enable young people and their networks to participate in culture and creativity where they live to co-create and find career pathways, it estbalishes a formal network between THG, the schools, HE, nature conservation and community networks.

The project comprises a new youth network, engagement co-ordinator student intern, YP produced off-site and exhibitions YP led digital resources events and workshops. It will transform the THG engagement programme and strengthen realtiosmhips to East Devon communities.

This January, Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) will feature an exhibition of work by artist Léonie Hampton.

The exhibition hopes to draw viewers to the attention of 'the current environmental crisis.'

A Language of Seeds is a series of photographs celebrating the artist Léonie Hampton's vegetable garden, family and friends responding to the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery (RAMM)’s botany collection.

Léonie Hampton's lens captures the natural world while attending to the urgent climate crisis between human hand, body and mouth, and the food she grows. Children feature in these photographs: their presence reminding us that they are both witnessing and inheriting this man-made climate emergency.

Léonie Hampton said: "The perceptions and values of plants can open ways to perceive ourselves in relation to our urgent biodiversity and climate crisis. This reiteration of A Language of Seeds within Thelma Hubert Gallery will create different relationships including between plants and photography. I am intrigued to experience how meanings of the work might shift, unravelling hidden threads, so that I might better understand how to support more flourishing trajectories.