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On top of the art exhibitions, readings and book signings here at the BRS we host regular evening events. In our first few months we had a poetry season.
First up was romantic poetry...
14th Feb - Valentine
The readers were four published poets who read most enthusiastically and kept our guests enthralled.


Due to popular demand we followed up with another poetry evening only this time the audience had to do some of the work! Our guests read their favourite poems, either their own work or a piece long cherished.  Others just sat back and enjoyed...
...and then again
17th May 2007
Poetry Evening
Small but beautifully formed and enjoyed by all!

11th June.
Michael Putland
Our current artist launched his exciting exhibition here at The Big Red Sofa and agreed to be interviewed by our very own Michael Parkinson aka Alan! This was a event for our audience especially those interested in Rock 'n' Roll and/or photography!


6th July 7pm

Sam North

The Old Country 

See BOOK EVENTS for more info... 

As well as the book launches listed on the Book Events Page The Big Red Sofa has been involved in the
Chagford Arts Festival 19th July - 22nd July.
We kicked off with the release of the final Harry Potter novel. The book went on sale at one minute past midnight on the 21st July after a fancy dress party and quiz on the eve of the 20th July.
On Saturday 21st July local author Ian Mortimer gave a talk and signing on his historical portrayal of Henry IV. 
Grahame Blackwell enthralled us with his ideas and work on the Tapestry of Light. A scientific insight into the nature of material reality. His theories and poetry gave a fitting end to the festival!
The festival also supports young artists so we dedicated some our wall space to some amazing talent!  Joe Williams has been photographing urban scenes for some time and his work is very evocative.



Chagford Arts Festival 2007

September 2007
The Big Red Sofa was privileged to host the quarterly Slightly Foxed gathering and what a super evening it turned out to be!


Slightly Foxed

16th October 2007

Breaking the Silence - Performance by Liz Rothschild 

Rachel Carson wrote "Silent Spring" in 1962 overcoming the opposition of government, industry and her own failing personal health to voice her concerns on the effects of the worlds use of chemical on the environment.


The Big Red Sofa was proud to be involved in this nationally touring play in honour of the centenary of the birth of Rachel Carson.  This beautiful and moving monologue revealed the stories that Rachel herself never told during her lifetime and how they reverberate today.

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The Big Red Sofa 11 The Square Chagford Devon TQ13 8AA
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