Forthcoming Events




The Charter of the Makers : A Talk by Myc Riggulsford
6:30pm on Wednesday 22 November 2017 at White Moose
£6 per person (to include a drink on arrival)

Exactly 800 years ago this month a revolt by potters and peasants changed politics, and could make your electricity bill illegal today. On 6 November 1217 potters, basket weavers, and small farmers forced off their land altered history by making the young King Henry III enact the legal document which gives us all our ordinary rights today. The Charter of the Forest allowed commoners turfed off the royal forests of Exmoor, Dartmoor and other areas to turn their pigs out into the local woods to feed on acorns, pasture their sheep,ponies and cows, and go on making clay pots, baskets, and other household items. Today campaigners are calling for a similar Universal Basic Income which would enable artists, craftspeople, and makers enough money to live on while they establish themselves, protecting our shared culture for the future. But it has implications far wider – similar rights may belong to all of us, not just modern Commoners in the New Forest, rights which have been eroded over the centuries, but which today may even make your electricity bill unlawful. This talk and debate led by environment journalist Myc Riggulsford will look at what those rights were, why they are still important, and invite the audience to suggest how we should approach the future once automation has replaced many current jobs.



Myc Riggulsford MCIoJ
Myc is a science and environment journalist, writing about renewable energy, climate change, GM crops and other issues, broadcast ‘A Question for Science’ for 3 years on BBC local radio and for over 15 years was a visiting lecturer to PhD students at Manchester, Sheffield and St Andrews Universities, as well as hosting Europe’s largest science teaching festival, Science on Stage. This year he is writing and talking about the Charter of the Forest to groups ranging from the Off Grid Festival to the Exmoor Society.

Entry to the talk is £6 per person
(to include a drink on arrival)

To book please contact White Moose on 01271 379872 or





Connect and Create 

Sunday 3 December  

10 am – 6pm , Free Entry 

We are delighted to be part of this years connect and create in Barnstaple’s Pannier Market. A day celebrating creatives of N.Devon. To find us check the floor plan below. White Moose will be in the main area on the left-hand side of the market next to Ruby Rose. POP will be next to Flybar and the seating area.Hope to see you there!

To find out more information about Connect and Create check their facebook page



















Connect and Create 

Sunday 3 December  

10 am – 6pm , Free Entry 



Our next pop-up will be international art project ‘Before I Die’.
Before I Die walls have been created in 76 countries and now it will come to North Devon at Connect and Create Festival!

Before I Die has become a global participatory public art project that reimagines our relationship with death and with one another. The original wall was created on an abandoned house in New Orleans by artist Candy Chang after the death of someone she loved. Since then, over two thousand Before I Die walls have been created in over 70 countries around the world. Each wall is created by local residents who want to make a space in their community to restore perspective and share more with one another. Each wall is a tribute to living an examined life.

Candy Chang and writer @James A. Reeves have developed this space to examine our common anxieties, contemplate mortality, and better understand what it means to be human.’

We will be building two free standing island bays within the market, where people can add whatever message they feel on the black boards with chalk!





Alan Lawrence Book Cover

Book Signing Event: HMS Surprise is afloat once more upon the literary waves!

The North Devon author, Alan Lawrence, has strived to recreate the famous author, Patrick O’Brian’s wonderful writings of the HMS Surprise with a new series: ‘The Continuing Voyages of HMS Surprise’. “I fondly imagined for years that the many fans of Patrick O’Brian’s seafaring tales sorely lamented, as did I, the end of his wonderful, utterly exceptional stories. With no prospect, sadly, of any further historical novels from the late O’Brian and missing his wonderful characters so much myself, I decided I would write a sequel so as to bring them back, to enjoy their company all over again.”

White Moose is delighted to be hosting an evening with author, Alan Lawrence on Friday December 8th, where he will talk of the inspiration for his series of exciting seafaring novels, reading excerpts from them and be available for book signing. The evening starts with a drink on arrival at 6:30pm followed by the talk and excerpts and poems from Alan’s books at 7pm.

£6 per person, to include arrival drink. Booking essential as numbers are limited, to or call, 01271 379872.




‘Drop-In’ Portrait Sessions at White Moose with Hester Berry :

 Every Tuesday  2 – 4 pm

£10 per person 

Drawing boards provided

Bring your own materials

Drinks on donation


I am very happy to tell you that Hester Berry will be taking over the portrait sessions on Tuesdays at White Moose. Hester has exhibited her beautifully textured paintings widely across the UK and has been selected for various awards, including being shortlisted for Sky’s Portrait Artist of the Year competition in 2014. See some of Hester’s paintings here.

Drawing boards will be provided, but please bring your own drawing materials. A different clothed model will be booked each week, male/female alternating.These sessions are opportunity to hone your skills and to practice and develop, with guidance on offer from Hester Berry. All abilities welcome to this friendly informal group.

For further details, or to book call 01271 379872. Numbers will be restricted to around twelve maximum.


Past Events


M Restaurant 2

White Moose at M Restaurant : 3rd – 29th October 2017

White Moose will be exhibiting a collection of works from Patrick Jones’ show The Language of Colour, at M Restaurant in London.

Click here for more details and to view the full catalogue of works








Surface’ by Geoff Stainthorp

Meet the Artist Days:  

Saturday 28th October  &  Saturday 4th November
2 – 4pm, 2 – 4pm.

Geoff will be hosting two, ‘walk, talk and tea’ afternoons during his White Moose exhibition, discussing his inspirations and the work processes behind this textural new body of work, ‘Surface’.

£6 per person to include refreshment. Limited to twelve people per afternoon.      

Booking essential, please call 01271 379872 or email




Art Trek Open Studios

September 15th – October 1st 2017

We are delighted to announce that Art Trek 2017 will be now be produced by White Moose Projects CIC (newly founded as a ‘not-for-profit’ arm of White Moose).

“This popular, well established, North Devon open studios event is much loved in the area, both by the artists taking part and its visitors, and with White Moose supporting and running the annual Art Trek, it will ensure this established open studios event goes forward with renewed vitality, but not losing the trust in the event, developed over the last 14 years”. – Stella Levy

For more details visit the new Art Trek website





Workshop with Grizel Luttman- Johnson

Journal/bookmaking workshop

Saturday 23rd September

1.30 – 4.30pm
£25 per person

Join White Moose Art Trek Artist in residence Grizel Luttman- Johnson in the gallery for a work shop on creating journals and book making using mixed media. All materials are included.

Numbers limited to ten people maximum, so early booking advisable.

Please contact or 01271 379872 for more details or to book your workshop place.





Plax Metaxu Garden Visit : Thursday 27th July

Pairadaeza, the old Persian word for an enclosed space also lends its name to the notion of the Persian garden of paradise.

In conjunction with the current Pairadaeza exhibition at White Moose a special visit to the private garden of Plaz Metaxu, Witheridge, Devon has been arranged.

Gardens are often places of beauty but also of artifice where nature is shaped by man, where many of the themes explored in the Pairadaeza exhibition are given resonance; a place where nature, art and spirituality are fused. The Plax Metaxu garden is not usually open to the public so our specially arranged visit offers a rare opportunity to see this beautiful and thought-provoking garden.

A minibus to take you to the Plax Metaxu Garden will leave White Moose, Trinity Street, Barnstaple, EX32 8HX at 1pm with the garden visit starting at 2pm.
£35 per person, to include minibus, garden tour and an afternoon tea. Numbers for the visit are restricted to 10 people, therefore early booking is advisable. For more details and to book, please call 01271 379872  or email







World Dance Collective

Dancing in Pairadaeza 

1 July 2017

Saturday 12.30 & 2.30


‘And don’t think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It’s quiet, but the roots are down there riotous.’ Rumi

Enter Pairadaeza, the garden of paradise, where women from across the globe dance deliriously to nature’s rhythms.

world dance, exhibition
age 12+
25 min

For further details please visit : 

                                                                                    The Fringe theatrefest website or  Facebook page

                                                                                    Alternatively call the gallery on :01271 379872.








Patrick Jones : Abstract Painting Masterclass Day

Friday 16 June : 10 – 4:30pm

£60 per person


Due to the success of his previous masterclass’, we will be holding a final masterclass at Sandy Brown’s Glove Factory, Appledore.  from 10 am through to 4.30pm.This special, one-day masterclass is being organised by White Moose to coincide with Patrick’s  recent exhibition ‘The Language of Colour’

at white moose  gallery.

Photography by Teddy Hunter 








Friday 9 June

6:30 – 9pm

£5.00 (1st Drink Free)

To mark the end of Marcus Lanyon’s : Age of Panic exhibition we’re holding a colouring-in party in the gallery, hosted by Marcus. Using enlarged imagery from The Post-Apocalyptic Colouring Book. 

Join us for a night of beer, music and an en mass colouring-in marathon!

To book call the gallery : 01271 379872
spaces are limited 28 people.




POP X  The Cove : Drop-in Colouring-in Day

Saturday 3 June

10:30 – 5pm | FREE
The Cove | 12 Tuly Street | Barnstaple EX31 1DH

Drop into The Cove Boutique to colour-in images taken from artist Marcus Lanyon’s, Post-Apocalyptic imagined future.

This event is being held in conjunction with the White Moose current exhibition, Age of Panic by Marcus Lanyon.

The Post-Apocalyptic Colouring Book will be available for sale at The Cove.

Colouring-in day, open to all, Free entry!






Information on current, upcoming and past exhibitions