Bovey Paradiso

Welcome to Bovey Paradiso

Our vision is to create a lively community arts and entertainment centre in Bovey Tracey. We have given the 16th century King of Prussia building located at the top end of Fore Street a new lease of life. The restoration of this Tudor building now includes an art gallery (since June 2021), four artists' studios and a meeting room seating 11 people, for more detail select top menu ‘Art Gallery’ and select ‘Meeting room’. Please come along and visit our gallery. we aim to change exhibitions approximately monthly. You can also contact us on any subject by selecting top menu 'Contact us'.

Following our second community share offer which raised over £100,000, and with the grants we have obtained, we have now started the development of phase 2 of the project. This phase is the development of a well-equipped kitchen and high-quality restaurant which will be open in the Spring 2022. We will send Newsletter updates advising progress in due course.

When funding is available, the final phase of development will be a cinema / theatre with almost 100 seats, for more detail select top menu ‘About us’ and select ‘Plans’.

Bovey Tracey Paradiso Arts Ltd. is a charitable Community Benefit Society owned by over 400 Members holding community shares. Including donors around 600 people in our community are stakeholders. Huge thanks go to the holders of our community shares, donors and volunteers for giving their time to make this project possible.

In addition to our community supporters, we have received support from 'Big Society Capital' and generous funding from the grant organisations shown below.

Funding

We still need financial help to complete this exciting project. If you'd like to help by making a donation, please visit the gallery where you will also be able to view the latest exhibition, or to donate online just click the button below.

Your help is much appreciated.

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  1. AHF
  2. Foyle Foundation
  3. Greater Dartmoor LEAF
  4. The Headly Trust
  5. Heritage Fund
  6. Viridor Credits

Next Event

  1. New Visions

    New Visions

    Wednesday 17 November 2021 to Saturday 11 December 2021

    An exhibition of eclectic and visually exciting imagery, including street art, pop art and “political” pieces that make a statement of intent! Art to make you think, question and be stimulated by.

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Latest News

  1. Report from the AGM - Feb 21

    Bovey Paradiso AGM The Annual General Meeting of Bovey Tracey Paradiso Arts took place on Thursday, 11 February online via the Zoom platform.   Given the circumstances there was a great turn out of member shareholders.   In addition to the Chairman's report from Stephen Willmore, presentations were given on the Finance Report by David Alexander and a report from the Architect, Dawn Presland.

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  2. Bovey Paradiso Community Share Offer

    Bovey Paradiso Community Share Offer

    It’s official, we have launched our second community share offer, you  can now help us finish the job to open Bovey Paradiso  Our vision is for a place of fun, imagination and togetherness on everyone's doorstep. The historic King of Prussia will have a new life and purpose for the people of Bovey Tracey once again.   Bovey Paradiso will be a focal point for the local arts scene to showcase local artists and drama groups, as well as an airy, open communal gathering place to meet and socialise.

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  3. The King's Chronicle - December 2020

    The King's Chronicle - December 2020

    From the Chairman: Dear Reader, Well, this year has been a challenging year for all of us in all sorts of different ways. For Bovey Paradiso things were moving along so well until we were into March then for quite some time everything stopped. When we started back up it wasn’t easy with all the difficulties of social distancing for our contractors and making it inappropriate to deploy volunteers.

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