Silent art auction and tea party

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:36pm

A silent art auction and tea party will be held at Chagford Jubilee Hall on Saturday 18th November.

This event will be showing the creative talent of local artists (many of whom are internationally celebrated) to raise funds for Women in Gaza and breast cancer awareness.

An inspirational array of art will be on offer in many mediums and you might just get the opportunity to purchase an exceptional piece of affordable fine art, directly from the artist while supporting community outreach programmes, and you get tea and cakes. What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon?...

Wonderful Wonderworks Craft Fayre

Christmas is just around the corner and where better to find unusual, unique gifts for your loved ones, friends and family than at a very special contemporary craft fair in Dartmoor’s most beautiful village?

Opening at 10am this Saturday, Wonderworks brings together craftspeople of distinction under one roof at Chagford’s Jubilee Hall, to show- case their beautiful creations which have been lovingly handmade.

This year celebrity BBC broadcaster Judi Spiers will be opening the event which will be raising money for Exeter-based Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), a...

Exciting future for Chagford

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Posted: Tue, 05/10/2016 - 11:03am

Dartmoor National Park Authority’s Planning Committee has approved a major planning application in Chagford that will see the community continue to thrive for years to come.

The development, put forward by CG Fry & Son Ltd, is for 93 houses, new public car park and link road, employment space, new fire station, public toilets, and public open space. It includes 28 affordable homes and is one of the largest housing developments to be approved within the National Park.

An earlier approval for 15 units of specialist housing for older people being developed by Blue Cedar...

The Stranglers to headline Chagstock Festival

Chagstock Festival organisers have confirmed that their Saturday night will be headlined by none other than legendary post-punk band, The Stranglers. The Stranglers are one of the UK’s best loved bands, who have enjoyed a litany of hits across their incredible 42-year career, including ‘Golden Brown’, ‘No More Heroes’, ‘Peaches’, ‘Always the Sun’ and ‘Skin Deep’.

Other acts confirmed include the wildly popular Ferocious Dog, alt-folk six-piece Danny & The Champions Of The World, the BBC Introducing endorsed Cattle & Cane, a return performance from spellbinding Irish Folk/...

Balkan Xmas Party

Event Date: 
19/12/2015 - 8:00pm
Jubilee Hall, Chagford

Come and celebrate Xmas Balkan style in Chagford!

A raucous orkestra of klezmer mayhem, Hazaar are a six piece band consisting of clarinet/sax, violin, flute, guitar, double bass and drums.

Hazaar's set is bursting with character from many genres that combine to create an authentic yet modern, on-the-edge approach to the klezmer traditions. They play unique arrangements fusing traditional eastern european tunes with elements of funk, dub, pop, rock and jazz.

A band guaranteed to bring laughter, song and dance!

Balkan Beats will include a fusion of...

Devon Open Studios bursary winners announced

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Posted: Thu, 06/11/2015 - 12:03pm

Devon Artist Network with Chagford-based sponsor, Helpful Holidays is delighted to announce the winners of the Devon Open Studios “Emerging Artist Bursary Scheme.”

The Bursary is running for the fifth year and aims to nurture and encourage new talent to take the next steps in their career by helping to fund their participation in this prestigious annual open studios event. We are grateful to our key sponsor, Helpful Holidays, which has grown to become one of the UK’s leading holiday home agencies, for funding this initiative which will support five emerging artists living and...

Fatherford bridge officially opens

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Posted: Sat, 06/06/2015 - 12:37pm

The £380,000 Fatherford bridge, east of Okehampton, provides cyclists and pedestrians with a safer crossing over the railway line than the existing road bridge over the railway line.

Although the existing bridge has footpaths on its approach, the structure itself is narrow and does not have a path.

The new bridge separates pedestrians and cyclists from road traffic. As well as improving safety it will also enable further development of land east of the bridge, allowing the creation of a safe crossing point across Exeter Road (B3260) for the Granite and Gears Cycle route...

Fun, Festive Food and Christmas Shopping

Event Date: 
09/12/2014 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Chagford, Dartmoor

Dartmoor’s historic Stannary town of Chagford will host an extravaganza of festive food, stylish fashion, hand-made arts and crafts, superb gift ideas and live entertainment on Tuesday 9th December 2014 (6.30 ‘till late).

Chagford’s shops, Square and iconic octagonal Market House will again be bedecked with lights and beautifully decorated Christmas trees at this year’s late night event. The wide array of independent shops is once again putting on a spectacular evening where thousands of delightful gifts will be on offer for the whole family, with something for all budgets....

Star Wars YODA creator at Devon festival

Wendy Froud, best known as the creator of the iconic YODA from Star Wars, will be at the legendary Chagford Film Festival on Thursday 25th September teaching puppet-making as part of a unique Froud day.

“Do, or do not. There is no "try", as Yoda the wise one from The Empire Strikes Back once said. This is the unique thinking behind the Chagford Film Festival, which opens its doors for the fourth year from the 22 - 27 September 2014.

This festival does “do”. It pushes the barriers, seeks adventure and provides a quirky and original programme. The festival looks to excite...

World War One Art Exhibition in Chagford, Dartmoor

Event Date: 
11/08/2014 - 10:00am to 30/09/2014 - 5:00pm
Ludgate Fine Art, Chagford, Dartmoor

Ludgate Fine Art in Chagford on beautiful Dartmoor, is holding a World War One Exhibition 'A Soldier's Life and Art'. Open daily except Sundays.

Why not visit Chagford's beautiful independent shops and delightful eateries for a perfect day out in this very special Dartmoor Stannary town with its historic town square?

For more about what to do and where to stay in Chagford, please visit

Ludgate Fine Art

20 The Square

Chagford TQ13 8AB

Tel: 01647 433287