Devon Open Studios at Homeyards

Artists at Homeyards Castle
Tina, Val, Cy, Alison

Shaldon’s Homeyards Castle hosting its first group show for Devon Open Studios 2019
Over 200 artists and artisans across Devon open their studios to the public to show and sell their creations from Saturday 7th to Sunday 22 September.
Four local artists have teamed up to exhibit in Shaldon Botanical Garden’s Homeyards Castle, the first time such an event has been held in the castle. (An initiative supported by Teignbrige Council’s Open Spaces team).

‘Artists at Homeyards Castle’ are:
Alison Miles Pottery. Alison is an established ceramicist, known for her delicate tea light houses. Made in porcelain to obtain a depth of colour, they are inspired by the local houses around the Shaldon where she lives. They are hand painted and each has an individual character. Alison’s work demonstrates the loving care she takes across her process, even the packaging; beautiful locally made boxes, hand stained and waxed.
Cyan Saens (mixed media painting) . Cy moved to the area from London , and though now based in Buckfasleigh, returns to the Teign for inspiration. Working in mixed media, structures, landscape and natural elements are featured, with the Bridge and Pier sometimes making an appearance .
Val Wilkie (silver jewellery and pottery). Val is Bishopsteignton based and works with sterling silver wire, making pieces that have movement and joy. Often organic in style and teamed with colourful gemstones, they reflect the earthy textures and colours of this coastal location
Tina Hill-Art, Shaldon Pottery Studio. Tina’s estuary side studio is the inspiration for her silvery ‘ebbing tide’ glazing style. She creates sculptural and figurative items, vessel forms and jewellery in organic and rugged finishes, taking design notes from natural influences and seascapes.

Homeyards castle will open 11 am – 5 pm, Thursdays to Mondays during the event.
They will be running short workshops on weekend days, and teas will be served, with donations going to The Friends of Shaldon Botanical Gardens, each artist is donating a piece to be raffled for the friends also . To book workshops & further information:

Devon Open Studios free event guide is available from Devon Libraries, Tourist Information Centres, arts and community venues across the county or to download :

Singalong Shaldon

Singalong Shaldon is an informal singing group for anyone in the area to join and is led by local musician Kate Hill-Art. No experience is necessary, and you don’t need to be able to read music. The emphasis is on fun and enjoyment. We meet every second and fourth Tuesday of the month between 7.00 and 8.45 pm in Shaldon School Hall. If there is a 5th Tuesday in the month we hold a social event. New members and visitors are always welcome, and at just £2 per person, including refreshments, it’s a bargain!

We sing at occasional functions locally, but mostly just meet up to have a good sing, coffee and a chat! People attend when they can, but there’s no pressure.

Contact: Leigh Lamming on 01626 871278 or Kate Hill-Art on 07710 169873

Shaldon Regatta

Shaldon Regatta was started in 1817 and is the oldest of its kind in Britain.  What started as a test of boating skills between local working boatmen of all types has turned into an annual event to include local families and holidaymakers.

For the nine days leading up to August Bank Holiday Monday each year there are 130 events to take part in, watch and enjoy on the river and beach where the Shaldon to Teignmouth ferry lands.

Events are for all ages and abilities and include rowing, swimming, beach sports, rounders, volleyball, sailing, tug-of-war, cricket (Shaldon rules), motor boat races, duck race, King Canute, sandcastles, beach football, pillow fights and much more.

You will be encouraged to join in, if you want to, by a friendly, helpful committee.  Eight rowing dinghies and six sailing dinghies are available, on loan, for races to help you join in the fun.

All the time this is going on you will have plenty of choice of cafes, pubs and shops to visit in this lovely estuary village.

Many visiting families return year after year.  Some have even bought holiday cottages and some have retired here, all because of the fun packed nine days of Shaldon Regatta.

For more information go to the website, follow us on Facebook or telephone 07833 704614.

Shaldon Music Festival

Shaldon will celebrate its 29th international classical music festival from 21st to 24th June 2018 in the stunning setting of St Peter’s Church. The aim of the four day festival is to provide local people and visitors with access to first rate, professionally performed classical music at affordable prices.

The Festival is supported by funding from patrons, local businesses, charitable trusts and local councillors’ funds. If you would like to become a patron or sponsor of the Festival, or to be included on the mailing or choral workshop mailing list, please email

Full programme at:

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