For the 2019 Young Arts Project, as a change from previous activities, it was decided to make a financial contribution to the ‘Outreach Programme’ of the Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival which enabled a number of authors of childrens’ books to visit local schools.
In parallel, members of an Exmouth Community College writing group wrote several poems inspired by living in the East Devon area.
A new full length Heroes of the Jurassic Coast story from guest writer Godfrey Kent brings together scenes of high drama in sunny East Devon and war-torn Syria. In ‘A Nation’s Treasure’, danger once again threatens Peter, Caroline, Eddie and Bud as they struggle for survival with new friends who are seeking refuge from people smugglers and terrorists. At stake is a fortune in gold, hidden deep in caves in ISIS-held territory.
Written in short sharp chapters, the story has proved popular with all generations. It was much enjoyed when read aloud to Age Concern clients at Budleigh Salterton Hub, as their summer story.
The book is on sale at Budleigh Salterton TIC at just £5 and each purchase provides a contribution to much needed TIC funding. It will shortly also be available as a download on Kindle.
Stephen Moss, naturalist, co-author of the award-winning Tweet of The Day and award-winning producer of Springwatch and Britain’s Big Wildlife Revival enthrals the festival audience and then receives a copy of One of Our Beavers Is Missing to read on the journey home. Don’t miss your stop, Stephen!
Schools have until 30th September to register their interest in this year’s project theme of ‘GOLD’. Options are one or more of the following: mural art, short stories, poetry, and original music. Bids are already coming in so watch this space...
The 2017 story (One of Our Beavers Is Missing or OOOBIM) features a delicious Raspberry, Lime and Almond tray bake recipe. You’ll find it on page 146. Why not try to bake it at home?
The Arts Society celebrates its 50th (golden) anniversary in 2018. To mark the event, the ‘Heroes’ story theme for that year will be ‘GOLD’. This single word will be interpreted in short stories, poetry, mural art and song by schools throughout East Devon. Watch this space for more details, coming soon.