Published on: 
3 February 2021

Gail McGarva 'The Hands of a Loving Heart'.

This week's CREATIVE CABIN SHORT is created by boatbuilder and storyteller, Gail McGarva.

"The words of the song express my feelings about being a wooden boat builder and my building of ‘daughterboats’, breathing life into a new generation of traditional craft. The title of the film and the refrain in the song echo the words of the boat designer Uffa Fox who spoke of craft being made by hands guided by a loving heart.
The hands of loving hearts are at work in so many realms of life and particularly so in the NHS in these challenging times."

Harmony arranged and performed by Penny Dunscombe
Photography: Rebecca Collis and Julia Hutton
Pebbles on the shore: Kerry Maguire

CREATIVE CABIN SHORTS are a series of short videos highlighting the inspiring art and nature activities which would have taken place in our touring cabin. 

Working with SW artists, rangers and practitioners, CREATIVE CABIN SHORTS connect to nature and the landscapes around us. We hope to offer you some enjoyment and light relief at this time; dedicated to all the extraordinary employees across the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, NHS staff and key workers across the region.
Following NATURE SHORTS and MAKERS SHORTS, these shorts are delivered in partnership with Wild East DevonEast Devon District Council, and the Blackdown Hills and East Devon AONBs .
Watch out for a new SHORT every Wednesday through lockdown.