Creative workshops are back!

Creative workshops are back!

It was great to be back running workshops after lockdown at Unit6, Barnstaple

Our popular ocean recycling workshop led on from a beach clean on Saunton Beach with a group of Outdoor Swimmers. Sarah and Jane then cleaned through all the waste to recycle cans, bottles keeping back interesting items, plastics, nets and rope. So rather than heading to landfill, sarah created boxes of found material which were then used in the two workshops,

Beach cleaners could then chose items that they could then incorporate into useful and/or decorative items with the found materials. 

This is a selection of what are crafters made in just a couple of hours. It was great to be able to meet in person and talk with each other, something we had missed since lockdown, and seeing Unit6 hosting the event in a Covid Safe environment gave off a feeling of energy and hope for the future. 





Enea Emiliani Screaming
Enea Emiliani painting

12th April re-opening after Lockdown

12th April re-opening after Lockdown

We are excited to announce that from the 12th April we will be re-opening of Creative Spaces.

  • Have you spent too much time in your own home over the last year?
  • Are you using the kitchen table as your creative space and fed up of clearing up each time you want to sit down for dinner?
  • Are you finding that talking to the walls are not the best form of creative discussion? 

Then why not take up a resident maker space where you can make all your work. We are re-opening on the 12th April and At Unit6 in Barnstaple and we have one last creative maker space available. The space measures approx. 3m x 1.5

There is a 3 shelf bookcase for all your artist books, 2 x2 plug sockets for laptops, charging devices etc,

There is a desk and lighting.

Free wifi and kitchen facilities and discount on in-house holistic treatments from Washhouse and framing facilities. You are also allocated a page on our website plus access to exhibition space.

You can access the space 24/7 so you dont need to leave if you are in the zone. 

We also run an ArtClub where we have featured artists that we research and discuss to get the creative juices flowing. 

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desk space to rent
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creative space

Professional photography for holiday homes

Professional photography for holiday homes

Shena Ruth Photography offers Professional photography for holiday homes.  North Devon is a popular staycation destination due to its stunning beaches and has a large choice of rental homes. So how do you make your holiday home the one of choice for the staycationer? Professional photography for holiday homes

According to airbnb Professional photographs can increase earnings by 40%. Property photos are one of the top four reasons for choosing a property. The airbnb website quote that with professional photos you can increase your rental rate by 26%. ShenaRuth Photography can help you with styling, on all of the spaces offered.  Key features of your home can be highlighted, so potential guests can visualize themselves in your home.

North Devon welcomes visitors for its amazing beaches; Croyde, Woolacombe and Saunton, Plus the vast moorland of National Forest Exmoor and Dartmoor. Using professional photography you can make your holiday home the one of choice. You may have a quayside view in Ilfracombe or a beachside apartment in Croyde or a farm cottage on Exmoor. Make sure you visualise how people can engage with the property and the location.

Shena Ruth Photography is based out of Unit 6 Creative space in Barnstaple. Contact on 077966 32563


International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

International women's day outdoor dip
lady with bridal hat on beach

March 8th was International Women’s day and two of our team celebrated by heading to the Beach for the Social Swim group with a dip on Saunton Beach. Many people like Unit6’s Jane Sharkey have taken cold water swimming in lockdown. “With so much research about the benefits of cold water swimming and an amazing beach on our doorstep, it is hard to resist a dip”. Shena Ruth Photography was there to take photos of the event. 

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