Special Events

Our AGM – 2017

The 2017 Blackdown Healthy Living Centre AGM will be held on 7th September at 6.30pm.

All are welcome to attend – Friends of the Healthy Living Centre may vote.  For more information or to ask for a Friends form please call in or phone 01823 680687.




Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?

Our current exhibition features a diverse and exciting collection of work – animal, vegetable and mineral!  The artists include Al Brice, Caroline Hopcraft, Ali Rutherford, Tor Townsend and Jane Watkins.

Private View: Friday 2nd June

Meet the artists open afternoons: Friday 30th June and Friday 28th July from 2pm until 5pm




Natural Futures Celebration Tea – 20th April 2017

Log and strawberry plantOn Thursday April 20th we celebrated the second year of our Natural Futures project with afternoon tea and fund-raising for Cameo Club.






Our AGM – 2016Tagetes etc

The 2016 AGM took place on Thursday 28th July and was preceded by tea, refreshments and a quick tour of our Natural Futures project, overlooking the river.







Life in the Blackdowns – from Friday 27th May 2016

The exhibition featured the work of Blackdown Hills artists (BHAAM), including Carly Batchelor, Megan Calver, Alice Crane, Katherine Creasey, Michael Emmett, Geraldine Field, Gordon Field, Liz Gregory, Camilla Nock, Tim Martin and Pauline Rook



Artist-led Walks

In connection with the exhibition, two artist-led walks.

Going for a Scroll – Thursday 2nd June 2016 11am – 3pm

More of a meander than a walk – this event looked at how the small and incidental can be part of big art making!  The walk ended with tea at Culm Pyne Barton and the chance to discover some hidden art works.



A Different Perspective – Wednesday 15th June 2016 – 11am – 3pm

A short talk about the exhibition by Tim Martin, followed by a circular walk – taking in places that have inspired local artists.  Along the walk, several artists chatted about the different ways they look at the landscape and gain ideas.

Both walks started and ended at the Healthy Living Centre and were organised by Megan Calver and Liz Gregory.