About The Angel 

Learn more about us and the history behind this historic venue.

About Us

We are two Totnes-based women, Nicky Bell and Claire Limberg with a vision to set up a creative community space where inspiration and collaboration are centre. Our intention is to hold the space with care and purpose to enable versatility and encourage openness to possibility.

Regularly using The Angel, and open to collaboration and connection, are Maya BelleBeccy Strong, Green Heart Kitchen.

Weekly classes of dance, yoga, meditation take place.

We thoroughly enjoy hosting our in-house events that include Mezze @ The Angel, Cocktail Sessions, Supper Evenings and much more.

The space is extremely versatile and easily transformed into a venue for dining, wedding receptions, cocktail evenings, performance, art exhibitions and workshops. Click here for a gallery of photographs.

We're excited about our in-house events and also look forward to hearing how we can support you with your projects and ideas.

History of The Angel

The history of The Angel is ingrained in Totnes' past. It is a part of the towns original wall of the motte-and-bailey castle, making it one of the town's oldest buildings. The lower half of the building existed as the town stables, along with the courtyard at the back. A couple of hundred years later the hayloft was added, you can see from outside where the doors would have been.

In more recent history, the building was the studio of local artists Kelvin Burr, Sarah King with Dan Wheatley and Mike Boyer joining them briefly. We are lucky enough to have three of Kelvin's works hanging on the walls. They are not owned by us but are for sale.

Laurie and Katie took over from Kelvin, transforming the space into a yoga studio, art gallery and public venue. They put a lot of love and energy into creating the clean, fresh environment that you see today, not to mention putting The Angel on the map. We are very grateful to them.

In March 2020, Nicky took on The Angel with the support of Claire Phillips-Callender and Dinah Gibbons. In April 2022 Claire Limberg joined Nicky as co-director.

The Angel is an ever evolving creative space in the heart of our community.

This is what we know about The Angel to date. If you have any more information please do get in touch.