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 New Perspectives

New Perspectives

Monday 23 January 2017 3:04pm

Along with our usual mix of professional shows performed in community places, this season sees the much-anticipated launch of HIDDEN HISTORIES OF RURAL NORTH DEVON: OPENING UP THE BEAFORD ARCHIVE, a vibrant and unique three-year project for the people of North Devon.

 Over the next three years, we’ll be digitising around 10,000 unseen black and white images from the extensive James Ravilious and Roger Deakins photographic archives and making them publicly available on a new fully searchable website. A host of new volunteering opportunities are on offer to assist with the digitisation, cataloguing, and preservation of the images, as well as the collection of oral histories from people with special insights into the photographs.

There’ll be lots of opportunities to take part in this project, which we hope will expand the Beaford Archive into a unique record of rural North Devon’s way of life.


Join us at our free events, where we will share information about the opportunities available, display some of the captivating archive images, host expert speakers, and celebrate the local heritage of each community.

All are free to attend and unticketed, so please feel free to drop in! Featured talks from local speakers connected to the project are from 3:30pm and refreshments are provided throughout.


South Molton, The Guildhall

11am-2pm, Saturday 2 September


Torrington, The Plough Arts Centre

2pm-5pm, Sunday 17 September

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