From Herald Express: Hundreds visit Atmos Totnes to discuss future of Dairy Crest site

By |2014-11-19T16:23:44+00:00November 19th, 2014|News|

ATMOS Totnes Hub has welcomed its 500th visitor coming to hear about and discuss the future of the Dairy Crest site. Visitors have contributed their vision for the eight-acre site which has been vacant since the dairy closed in 2007. The site office building next to Totnes railway station is home to the community consultation. Local organisation Encounters Arts has established a range of creative activities in each area of the building to capture visitors’ [...]

An embarrassment of maps…

By |2014-11-11T11:10:07+00:00November 11th, 2014|News|

Quite a few visitors to the Atmos Totnes Hub have asked if we might be able to put the maps that are on display onto the website.  So here they are.  There are a few of them, and exactly what they show is explained below each image.  If you would like to print any of them out and write your ideas over it, please do. Map showing how the final agreement signed over the [...]

From the Atmos Hub: What might you be doing at Atmos in 2020?

By |2014-11-11T10:13:40+00:00November 11th, 2014|News|

Here are some of the answers gathered so far to the question "what, if Atmos Totnes turned out as you would most love it to, might you be doing there in 2020?"  Our Hub is open again every Friday and Saturday between now and December 6th.  Pop in and add yours! A place for cultural experience: dance, arts, music, film! • Learning • A food distribution hub • Sharing skills, sharing friendships • Bike hire [...]

From the Atmos Hub: What might you see in 2020?

By |2014-11-10T13:15:40+00:00November 10th, 2014|News|

We’re a few weeks now into the Atmos Totnes Hub and the ideas are pouring in.  Here’s a taste of some of the responses to the question “what would you see on the site in 2020 if it turned out as you’d like it to?”.  Our favourite so far?  Deepening the leat and having houseboats along it!  Do add your own as comments below…. […]

Podcast: Atmos Hub Voices 8/11/2014

By |2014-11-08T21:26:37+00:00November 8th, 2014|News|

Today was a busy day at the Atmos Totnes Hub.  We caught up with three of today's visitors, Richard, Sue and Peter, and asked them what they thought the experience of dropping in and experiencing the Past, Present and Future of the Atmos site ...   We are proud to have received funds from All Our Stories Heritage Lottery Fund which has supported work during this stage of consultation at Atmos Totnes. 

Introducing Story Machine …

By |2014-11-07T15:41:29+00:00November 7th, 2014|News|

One of the move innovative elements at the Atmos Totnes Hub (have you been yet?  Please consider yourself very much invited) is Story Machine.  Story Machine is the work of James Engwell, as an associate of Encounters Arts. It is a great way to capture the wealth of stories and memories that people are bringing to the Hub.  In the short podcast below you can hear him introduce it far better than we can.  You [...]

Video: a quick tour of the Atmos site!

By |2014-11-06T21:53:33+00:00November 6th, 2014|News|

James Engwell, creator of our Story Machine, created this short video to give people a quick tour of the site.  If you've never been on the site, and have wondered what lies behind the fences, here's your opportunity. You can also see it down at the Atmos Totnes Hub as Encounters Arts have included it in the activities on offer ... do call in and see it, and a lot more besides! And here's [...]

Atmos Totnes fundraiser – December 5th

By |2014-11-06T21:47:01+00:00November 6th, 2014|News|

A rather special Atmos Totnes fundraiser takes place on Friday December 5th.  Global Harmony, Viva and the Bogg Boys will be doing ‘Desert Island Discs’ with a difference at St. John’s Church, Bridgetown, starting at 7.30pm.  The song choices will be those of Rob Hopkins, co-founder of Transition Town Totnes and part of the Atmos Totnes team.  The host for the evening will be Matt Harvey.  There will be refreshments and it promises to be [...]

Pre-applicaiton advice sought from all agencies & tunnel discovered!

By |2022-05-05T12:23:53+01:00November 1st, 2014|Timeline|

Pre-application advice is sought from all the agencies, including South Hams District Council, Natural England, the Environment Agency, Devon County Council and Network Rail. Totnes Times reports that a tunnel that runs under the railway line has been discovered which "could end up being used as a unique pedestrian link with a developed Dairy Crest site". Totnes Times reports : "Totnes residents have been turning out in their hundreds to help the town put together [...]

“I remember when all this was fields”

By |2014-10-27T08:06:20+00:00October 27th, 2014|News|

One of the things that the research for the Atmos Totnes Hub and it's "Past" element has discovered is a number of old maps of the site.  Those of us more familiar with its recent history struggle to imagine the site as anything other than covered in concrete.  But as this fascinating map from the 1880s shows, there was a time when the Brunel building was the only thing on the site, and it sat [...]

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