Dawlish Mosaics

Presenting the two beautiful community mosaics from Dawlish Journeys A journey by land, sea and air by humans, animals and machine across Dawlish. Thank you to the home Educated Families who designed these, it took 20 hours including design and efforts from 131 members the Dawlish Community to make these beautiful works of art for Dawlish. We are hoping to house these at the train station and will keep you updated on this development. A huge thank you to our community artist Monica Shanta Brown http://www.monica-shanta.net/monica-shanta/Welcome.html

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Animation at Red Rock

Behind the scenes!

Some very focused work over 2.5 hours with these 10-13 year olds learning about stop motion animation at Red Rock’s Friday Youth Group in Dawlish.

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February and March Workshops and Events

An evening with poet Matt Harvey at Dawlish Library

Matt HarveyHumorous, quirky and entertaining poet Matt Harvey will be making a special appearance in Dawlish for an evening of performance poetry.

Organised by the new Poetry for Pleasure Group in Dawlish, Matt Harvey, guest poet at Wimbledon Tennis Championships and a regular on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live programme will be at Dawlish Library from 7.30pm to 9.30pm on Wednesday 25th February.

The new poetry group in Dawlish was established a part of a community arts project in the town supported by Arts Wave Devon offering arts opportunities with the theme of ‘Dawlish Journeys’.  The art project has worked with the Dawlish community since September 2014 and has already worked with over 1500 people, providing workshops and events from the Christmas lantern parade to dancing in the streets.

Tickets are  £5 – to include glass of wine or soft drink and are available from Open DAW or Dawlish Library in advance or you can telephone Angie on 01626 864994 or email: opendaw@btconnect.com

More arts wave devon art activities announced in Dawlish!

Free Mosaic Workshop


Join arts wave devon at The Strand Centre (United Reform Church) on Friday 27th February to help complete the community mosaic.  A free workshop between 10am-2pm with a break for lunch. Everyone welcome, no booking required.

Free Dance workshop for Dawlish Library Memory Café

Dawlish Dancers

On Monday 9th March between 2-3.30pm The Dawlish Dancers will be leading a special dance session for the memory cafe.  Contact Diane Flavin for more information: diane.flavin@devon.gov.uk

Animation and Dance Workshop at Red Rock Youth Centre


On Friday 27th February and 13th March from 6pm, arts wave devon will be running animation workshops with young people aged 10+.  There will also be special creative dance workshops throughout February and March on a Thursday evening for young people with special needs as part of No Limits Youth Group.

If you are interested in the activities at Red Rock please contact Shirley at Dawlish Action for Youth on 01626 889288 for further information.

STEAM: Dawlish Local Line – 5th December 2014

Join arts wave devon Dawlish Journeys for our celebration event STEAM: Dawlish Local Line.

Meet us outside Dawlish Train Station to start the journey at 4.30pm.

If you arrive by train into Dawlish between 4.15-4.46pm you will be greeted by The South Devon Singers and some free mince pies to welcome you to the celebration.  You may also notice The Dawlish Dancers (over 55s group) outside Geronimo’s cafe causing a stir in red.

From 4.45pm follow our lantern parade, with children from Gatehouse, Kenn Church of England and Kenton Primary Schools and the Home Educated Network with their specially made beacons to light the way to the piazza.

From 4.50pm at the piazza you will find outdoor dance/parkour performance by The Urban Playground Team with performers from South Devon College accompanied by the South Devon Singers.

From 5pm Father Christmas will lead the way as the community process to the bandstand.

At the bandstand you will find a host of festive activities and performances, including Westcliffe School Choir. Warm up with a free glass of hot chocolate or mulled wine, or a free hot dog (for children) and get ready for the Mayor to switch on the Christmas Lights at 6pm.

After the big switch on, join us in The Strand Centre (United Reform Church) for dance performances by Cockwood Primary, Dawlish Community College and South Devon College.  There will also be an exhibition of poetry from our Poetry for Pleasure group on the theme of Dawlish Journeys.  We will also have our Dawlish Journeys Community Mosaic on display.  The mosaic has been designed by local children and made by participants of all ages including ‘No Limits’ group at Red Rock, home educated children, Cockwood Primary and visitors to The Strand Centre.  We will be asking for YOUR suggestions for where you would like to see the mosaic on display in Dawlish.

This event will finish at 7pm.

We look forward to seeing you this Friday, as we celebrate Dawlish Journeys!

Please note:
In very bad weather – join us in The Strand Centre.
Times listed are a guide for audiences to find us along the journey and should be considered as best estimates.

Dawlish Town Council flyer

The Community Mosaic takes shape

Artist Monica Shanta Brown has been working with groups in Dawlish to make a community mosaic. Designed by 10 home educated families at a free workshop at The Manor in  November, the group used the theme of Dawlish Journeys to inspire them.  From their ideas, Monica has created two 1 metre square panels and has been visiting The Strand Centre on Wednesday afternoons to offer free drop in sessions to Dawlish. The mosaic has also visited Red Rock’s Thursday night group No Limits and is visiting Cockwood Primary this week.  Families are invited to take part on Saturday 29th November between 1-4pm at The Strand Centre in Dawlish.  It’s all hands on deck, so come and add your piece to the mosaic.

The completed mosaic will be unveiled at our celebration event on the 5th December, from 6pm at The Strand Centre.  You will be able to make suggestions of where the mosaic should be displayed in Dawlish when visiting the exhibition which runs between 5-7th December.

There’s still time to get involved:

Free community workshops – just drop in.

29th November – 1-4pm The Strand

3rd December – 1.30-3pm The Strand


Friday 5th December – 6-7pm

Saturday 6th December  – (in foyer ) 9.30-2pm

Sunday 7th December -11.30- 4pm