We visited Hannahs at Seale Hayne today; always one of our favourite places. The Gallery is currently home to 2 exhibitions: Devon Remembers and Healing of the Mind.
Devon Remembers is a tribute to those lost from the South West during WW1, an astonishing carpet of over 33,000 hand made poppies, each one being a person lost.
Healing of the Mind is about lives being saved and transformed in an exhibition commemorating the centenary of the opening of the Seale-Hayne Military hospital and the remarkable, and often controversial work of Arthur Hurst. More than 300 soldiers were treated at Seale-Hayne with the most remarkable results. The accounts of some of these cases are very moving.
Would recommend at trip to Hannahs to catch these exhibitions and check out their website for other interesting stuff.
This most iconic of locomotives is scheduled to be coming through Devon on 4th (Taunton to Plymouth), 6th (Plymouth to Penzance) and 8th (Plymouth to Exeter) October. Ask at the local stations for details/timings.
A chance drink at the Pavillions bar in Teignmouth last weekend provided a front row seat for a Starling spectacular as the sun went down! Gradually the roof tops and wires around were filling up with starlings that would suddenly take off and fill the sky and then settle back again. As the sky turned pink the chattering and activity increased until, as if having received a signal, they all disappeared under the pier. It really was a wonderful thing to witness.
Devon Open Studios is now underway with opportunities to visit studios and meet artists across the county.
There are many venues that house several artists and a variety of work, and also clusters in towns and villages that enable visitors to do a trail and experience a lot without too much travelling around.
There are a lot of options around Teignbridge and Exeter, so Sandays is well placed!
Really enjoyable stay. Hospitality really good – so nice to be able to use the house as your own*. Thank you so much, see you again!
( Carole’s note: *refers to having a front door key and unrestricted access to own room, lounge & breakfast area)
Check out lots of Heritage Open Days coming up within easy reach of Sandays over the next couple of weeks. Some of these are special events / places not usually open to the public, and others (such as many National Trust venues) are offering free entry.
See website: https://heritageopendays.org.uk