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Exeter Cathedral - Animated Exeter 2011
Exeter Cathedral will be lit up over three nights as part of Animated Exeter - details below

Arts and Culture

Get Fresh - Bovey Tracey

Seventeen local creatives have been selected to show their contemporary designs in print, wood, textiles, glass and resin as part of the Get Fresh exhibition at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen.

Get Fresh is held every two years and guarantees visitors will see fresh, new work and ideas.

And for the first time, the Guild has a hand-crafted surfboard in the gallery.

Get Fresh
Devon Guild of Craftsmen
Riverside Mill
Bovey Tracey
15 January-27 February 2011

Find out more at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen's website.

Rachel Burch - Inspired

Rachael Burch photograph of Dartmoor
Rachel Burch moved to Devon eight years ago

A new exhibition by landscape photographer and poet Rachel Burch has opened at Dartmoor National Park Authority's High Moorland Visitor Centre, Princetown.

The exhibition contains a collection of images in both black and white and colour alongside poetry inspired by the Dartmoor landscape.

Read our feature about how Dartmoor inspires Rachel in her work.

The exhibition runs until 27 February 2011 at The High Moorland Visitor Centre, Princetown.

Animated Exeter 2011: Exeter

More than 12,000 people are expected to take part in this year's animation festival which kicks off on 14 January 2011.

Festival goers can watch more than 140 animation films, as well as attend industry masterclasses, career-planning days and award ceremonies.

A ground-breaking audio-visual event - Isca Obscura - will be projected on the cathedral for three nights.

The festival runs from 14 February to 26 February 2011.

Find out more by visiting the festival's website.

Read our feature about the 2011 festival.

Lab Craft: Plymouth College of Art

Assa Table Loop Light by Assa Ashuach
Assa Table Loop Light by Assa Ashuach

Jewellery made from sound waves, table lights created by a 3D printer, and a ceramic pot that can be scanned by an i-phone, all form part of the Crafts Council exhibition Lab Craft: Digital adventures in contemporary craft which opened on 10 January 2010 at Plymouth College of Art Gallery.

The exhibition, which runs until 19 February, was one of the highlights of London Design Festival in September 2010 and features 26 of the most experimental names in craft and design.

To find out more visit Lab Craft's website.

Read BBC Devon's piece about ArtsMatrix.

Nature and outdoors

Snowdrop walks

The Garden House's bulb meadow in February
The Garden House's bulb meadow in February

The peak of the snowdrop displays at the National Trust's Saltram House, in Plympton is celebrated with a newly-developed snowdrop walk.

The early display in the garden features huge rings of Galanthus nivalis beneath specimen trees.

Hartland Abbey, just off the A39 between Hartland and Hartland Quay, is also holding snowdrop walks. Visit the Hartland Abbey website for more information.

Read our feature about snowdrops at The Garden House in Devon.

Devon walks

The coast path at Branscombe
The coast path at Branscombe

BBC Devon has compiled a series of walks, covering all parts of the county.

Some are testing, others are suitable for people of all abilities.

Among them is a stunning coastal walk from Hartland Quay to Hartland Point.

Bell ringing

Young bellringers at Emmanuel Church Plymouth
Young bell ringers at Emmanuel Church in Plymouth

Try your hand at bell ringing at a number of events in Devon.

On 20 February 2011 there is a young ringers' event at Emmanuel Church, Plymouth and all ringers under the age of 30 who can ring call changes are welcome to attend.

To find out more about how you can get involved in bell ringing visit the Guild of Devonshire Ringers website.

Read our feature about a family of young bell ringers from Plymouth.



Exeter Chiefs
Exeter Chiefs in action (Getty Images)

For fixtures involving Devon's football clubs visit their websites:


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We can't guarantee to include your item, but we will use as many suggestions as we can.

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