Working with community and creative partners to explore the world through arts, culture and heritage
Be Buckfastleigh believes that arts, culture and heritage bring communities together, and make us all happier and healthier. We want communities to have fun, creative and inspiring things to do that help people explore and express their own creativity, celebrate the heritage and culture of the place they live in and have access to vibrant, high quality arts and performance.
Craft Packs: The packs will be returning next week (18 January) and will be available for collection outside St Luke’s Church from 10am. You could pop by and pick one up on your daily exercise, maybe. Please remember social distancing it it’s busy!
Be Buckfastleigh works with a range of partners to bring creativity to life and we even have our own BBTV channel where you can find short videos made by people locally to show and celebrate creativity and the place we live.
Participate Arts. have been delivering incredible arts and creative projects for people in Buckfastleigh since 2014. They are the driving force behind Hello Summer, Window Wanderland , the arts activity packs which have been given out to people during the Covid lockdowns and work with the Buckfastleigh Youth Mental Health Café. Participate Arts bring creativity and imagination to ourBe Active, Be Wild, Be Well and Be Better Off projects.
The Media Workshop is a highly regarded digital arts collective, based in Buckfastleigh. They create video for theatre and museums, large-scale digital projections and produce video for social media and for broadcast. We have been very lucky to get them involved in several projects in town, creating fantastic video projections for several events.
Buckfastleigh Town Council have taken an enthusiastic role in funding some brilliant creative arts projects for our community. As well as supporting Hello Summer, we were really luck to host Arts Council funded Colourscape two years in a row, and the council has also created its own award winning Buckfastleigh Cinema, and along with Victoria Park sponsored Dartmoor National Parks Moor Otters Public Arts Trail..
Alongside our heritage woollen industry, Buckfastleigh is lucky to have some world class Cultural and Heritage Organisations on its doorstep.