AONBs

Working with East Devon AONB and Blackdown Hills AONB

 In 2020/21 THG is delighted to be working in partnership with East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and Blackdown Hills AONB. Access, enjoyment and understanding of the countryside are important aspects of AONB delivery and proven vital to mental and physical well-being.

 Our shared activity supports the Colchester Declaration 2019, a collective strategy for nature across AONBs which recognised that:

  • Natural Beauty has intrinsic value and means so much to people
  • Climate change is the biggest threat to humanity and one of the greatest threats to biodiversity. Designated landscapes offer some of the most powerful solutions to the challenges of climate change
  • The network of AONBs and National Parks, their teams, partnerships, authorities and stakeholders offer a unique solution to tackling environmental challenges

Our collaboration builds on existing work such as the National Association for AONBs ‘Art in the Landscape’. This programme is seeking to improve the understanding and relationship between the arts sector and AONBs in creating opportunities for emotional engagement in nature. 

The creative exploration of place through music, painting, poetry, and dance opens up the experience of landscape beyond the world of science and policy and helps us better understand our place in the world. With better understanding comes better stewardship; the basis of a more sustainable future.

In Conversation: Chris Woodruff, East Devon AONB and Tim Youngs, Blackdown Hills AONB discussing nature recovery, climate change and the important role art can play. 

Creative Cabin Events

  • Creative Cabin art activities

    1 June 2021 to 31 August 2021

    Join us in our travelling Creative Cabin for art activities, talks and more this summer. Coming to a neighbourhood near you! Watch this space for events and times.

  • Art Dayz

    12 June 2021

    Visit the Abode of Love, Exmouth for a family friendly art activity with Exmouth artist Anna Fitzgerald. Saturday 12 June Saturday 3 July Saturday 24 July Saturday 14 August Where to meet: Abode of...

  • Art Dayz

    3 July 2021

    Visit the Abode of Love, Exmouth for a family friendly art activity with Exmouth artist Anna Fitzgerald. Saturday 3 July Saturday 24 July Saturday 14 August Where to meet: Abode of Love, Exmouth...

  • Art Dayz

    24 July 2021

    Visit the Abode of Love, Exmouth for a family friendly art activity with Exmouth artist Anna Fitzgerald. Saturday 24 July Saturday 14 August Where to meet: Abode of Love, Exmouth seafront (there...

  • Art Dayz

    14 August 2021

    Visit the Abode of Love, Exmouth for a family friendly art activity with Exmouth artist Anna Fitzgerald. Where to meet: Abode of Love, Exmouth seafront (there are steps off the main road down to the...