Each week, the Amblers meet at Pixon Lane for a walk which is usually up to a maximum of 5 miles. The group are in no hurry, and like to amble along the planned route, enjoy the landscape, catch up on the latest news and generally enjoy a social get together. A different member plans […]
From the earliest painters to William Blake and on to Antony Gormley, artists have always been fascinated by angels – but are these celestial beings messengers or missiles? Read what Art Society expert, Caroline Holmes, has to say here
At the beginning of 2021, a few of the Amblers decided that it might be fun to use their individual creative skills to knit and crochet 6inch wool squares from old and spare wool. They all worked individually at their own pace to knit and crochet their 6inch squares and met together at the end […]
The Amblers enjoy a walk on a dry winter’s day on Dartmoor taking in the views in and around Pew Tor. Pictures courtesy of Imogen Monk.
The term ‘icon’ comes from the Greek ‘eikon’, meaning ‘image’. These objects of veneration come with a rich history, with the earliest surviving examples dating to the 6th or 7th century. Arts Society expert, Helen McIldowie-Jenkins, unpicks the tale of the origins and making of this particularly singular art form here
The science discussion group was back into its stride last week, when 10 of us met to discuss where did and does water come from? We started by trying to look back into in the Hadean period of geological time. Lynne gave a us masterly resume of how the unique properties of water enable plants […]