First Fridays are our regular gathering for anyone interested in art and the world around us. It’s not just for artists – anyone can come and anyone can participate.

Since May 2020 we have been meeting online but the August 2021 First Friday marks the beginning of change. We won’t, for now, be reverting to the normal lunch-sharing gathering. We has earlier promised (well, suggested) that we would begin physical gatherings this month but sadly recent Covid activity on the Dartington Estate means we can’t offer that. Maybe in September…?

Beyond the date and time (we start at 13.00 BST/UTC+1)  we can’t yet talk about content. was invited to host a residency for the MA Arts & Place at the new Dartington Arts School which of course we are delighted to be doing. This year’s residency will be hosted by Richard Povall & Minou Polleros from and basecamp will be High Cross House on the Dartington estate. High Cross House is pictured above – it was one of the first International-style houses built in the UK, by the Swiss-American architect William Lescaze. It may have seen better days, but restoration is on the horizon.

Essentially, this August First Friday is a takeover event by the students involved in the residency. We hope that there will be a live element but we won’t really know until the residency is underway. All we can say at the moment is watch this space

We’ll post the Zoom link a few days before the event and we will release more information here as soon as it becomes available.