CREATIVE CABIN SHORT 1

Photographer Paul Blakemore shares his experience of wild swimming in a poem he has written entitled 'Hold On' from January 2021.

The film's image was shot on Marine Lake, Weston Super Mare, a sea pool due to be restored to its former glory. 

"I felt urged after swimming in the winter months to write about how it feels to be on the edge and within the cold water. Sea swimming has given me a sense of courage and well-being whilst in these uncertain times. Within this piece of writing I wanted to try and untangle these emotions in a positive, present way. Whilst working as a professional photographer and filmmaker, I work also collaboratively with writers and poets across the country helping to visualise ideas."
 
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

Creative Cabin Events

  • The Big Butterfly Search drop in art activity

    31 July 2021

    Get creative to celebrate the Pearl Bordered and Small Pearl Bordered butterfly. As part of Heath Week, THG's Creative Cabin will be at Aylesbeare Common with East Devon AONB and Wild East Devon....

  • Completely Batty at the Donkey Sanctuary

    9 August 2021

    Our Creative Cabin will be visiting The Donkey Sanctuary on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 August with ‘Completely Batty’ fun activities for all the family! Drop in any time between 11am and 3pm.  The...

  • Completely Batty at the Donkey Sanctuary

    10 August 2021

    Our Creative Cabin will be visiting The Donkey Sanctuary on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 August with ‘Completely Batty’ fun activities for all the family! Drop in any time between 11am and 3pm.  The...

  • Topsham Charter Day - craft activities

    13 August 2021

    Try your hand at traditional copper riveting and on your own miniature wooden plank, you will capture fragments of the stories in pictures and in words. Join us to celebrate Topham Charter day with a...

  • Art Dayz - Sand Body Casting

    14 August 2021

    Join Exmouth artist Anna Fitzgerald and create casts of your hands and feet out of sand. We will be casting hands and feet imprinted in damp sand using plaster of paris. We will then take photos (...

  • Art in the Garden

    19 August 2021

      Join us in our Creative Cabin for family friendly art activities in the THG garden. Drop in anytime between 11am and 3.00pm. All ages and abilities welcome.    

  • Creative Sessions for Under 5's

    26 August 2021

    Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) invites under 5's and their parents/carers to a fun, creative session in the Creative Cabin. We will be outside in the THG garden with artist Laurel Coxon. The sessions...

  • Art in the Garden

    28 August 2021

    Join us in our Creative Cabin for family friendly art activities in the THG garden. Drop in anytime between 11am and 1.30pm. All ages and abilities welcome. This event coordinates with the opening of...

  • Creative Session for Under 5's

    30 September 2021

    Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) invites under 5's and their parents/carers to a fun, creative session in the Creative Cabin. We will be outside in the THG garden. The sessions are play-based and...