Archives: What's On

15th
Oct
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23rd
Oct

SHAF – South Hams Arts Trail

SHAF has grown continually since its foundation in 2000, holding a number of exhibitions and Arts Trails in the area. Far from being a high-powered organisation, we are a friendly group of talented and enthusiastic individuals, always happy to hear from new artists within the South Hams. Currently we have artists and craftsmen from various disciplines, and are keen to collaborate with performing artists from across the region.

21st
Oct

Convivio

CONVIVIO - A Royal Engagement at St Mary's Church from 7.30 pm This celebration of the 300th anniversary of Bach’s appointment as Kappellmeister to Prince Leopold features music played at the royal courts of Europe at that time, from composers including the Bach family, Handel and Telemann. Formed in 2016, Convivio features award-winning students and former students from the Royal College of Music, including former KEVICC student Katie Cowling. This is the inaugural concert in an exciting new collaboration with the Royal College of Music to bring the best of their students and alumni to play in Totnes each year. Presented by Totnes Early Music Society. Tickets £12, under 18s £5, available from the Dartington Box Office, online at www.dartington.org and on the door.
21st
Oct

Council of Giants + Support

Support Bands are Johnny Powell and the Seasonal Beasts, and Hot Love
Council of Giants have been described as “Post-punk Titans” (GSH Radio) and “A joyous post-punk foursome, Council of Giants are a powerful and tight live force with a strong following.” (Devon and Cornwall Music Guide). Their debut EP was engineered by Matthew Board and Lucy Fawcett from Matthew and Me and their live shows, which incorporate film and projections, have been incredibly well received since they formed in 2014.
Johnny Powell and the Seasonal Beasts take their dark-folk to the edges of what is beautiful and back again. Formed by Johnny Powell of the Dharma Bums, the Hebden Bridge foursome have received critical acclaim from many including BBC Introducing who said "we have all fallen in love with this.” whilst Piccadilly Records described their debut EP as "brilliantly eccentric, eminently listenable, outsider-indie for the soul."
Hot Love are Americana - think Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Mac DeMarco, Kurt Vile and Twin Peaks. Lounge, jazz, blues, rock 'n roll. Hell, even a smidge of disco.
7.30pm, Dartington Studio 31.
Tickets £6 in advance | £7 on the door
23rd
Oct
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27th
Oct

Kids for £1 at South Devon Railway

During October Half Term children under 16 can ride a train on the South Devon Railway train for only £1!
25th
Oct

The Tin Forest

PuppetCraft presents THE TIN FOREST at Rattery Village Hall on Wednesday 25th Oct at 3pm. A puppet show for the whole family. All tickets £6. Babies free. Booking is advisable, as these shows usually sell out! After the show tea and cakes will be available, and copies of the book THE TIN FOREST will be on sale.... so bring some extra cash! PuppetCraft had their van stolen last December with the whole set and lighting for The Tin Forest in the van.... and it has taken six months to re-build the set and get everything working again.
26th
Oct

Totnes Heritage Walk

Discover Totnes, From Saxon warriors to Eco warriors! Tour Guide Kathy Alexander will take you on a journey through time and place, from ancient origins  to the modern culture that makes this town unique, taking in the best of the Town's Heritage en-route. Leaving 10.30am from Waterside Bistro by Totnes Bridge every Thursday. The walk lasts approximately 1.5 hours. £5 for adults and £3 for school children. You can just turn up but if you'd like more information or for large group bookings, please contact Kathy Alexander on 07733 197740.
27th
Oct

Movie History Fundraiser

Have you ever wondered how moving pictures were first invented and how Hollywood became the centre of the film industry? Now is your chance to spend a day finding out all you ever wanted to know about the birth of the movies and support the Art Fund in the process. Art historian and former film publicist Dr Geri Parlby will be running a special three session study day on Friday 27th October at the recently restored Totnes Cinema entitled from ‘Magic Lanterns to MGM: The birth of the Silver Screen’. Tickets are £20 including mid-morning light refreshments, with all proceeds going to the national Art Fund. The day runs from 10.15am to 3.30pm. Art Fund is a charity which helps museums and galleries to buy great art for everyone to enjoy. For much more about the Art Fund, see: www.artfund.org. This event is organised by Art Fund Devon Fundraising Committee, a volunteer group. To book tickets for the day visit Art Fund Devon’s website www.artfund.org/devon. For further information contact Jo Hawkins on devon@artfund.org.uk.
28th
Oct

Hallowe’en Express

The scary Hallowe'en Express for families steams off into the gloom on the evening of Hallowe'en Night. The train features a spooky night time run in the dark down the seven-mile route, complete with scary food and entertainment at Totnes. It leaves Bloodthirsty Buckfastleigh at 6.30pm, passing Scary Staverton, complete with ghosts on the platform en route, and arrives at Terrifying Totnes at 7.00pm. Leaving Totnes at 8.30pm, it returns to Buckfastleigh at 9.00pm. Booking essential by going to www.southdevonrailway.co.uk or calling 01364 644370
28th
Oct
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29th
Oct

Half Price Weekend at South Devon Railway

Over the weekend of Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October South Devon Railway is running a special Half Price event, which traditionally marks the end of the main season of running steam trains.

On both days, passengers will be able to tuck into a cut-price steam feast which will see nine trains running each day from Buckfastleigh to Totnes that will appeal to families and enthusiasts alike with all fares at half-price.

Coming at the end of school half-term, the South Devon Railway always likes to mark the end of each main season with a special event to say ‘Thank You’ to the line’s many regular visitors, local people and volunteers who all love the authentic recreation of the old Great Western Railway and BR Western Region steam era.

Come and see us!

29th
Oct

Devon Baroque-Musical Battles & the Trumpet, Naturally

To play complex melodies on the natural trumpet, with no moving parts, is an incomparable skill. This concert offers the chance to see and hear that skill in close-up, with concertos for trumpet interlaced with battle-inspired music for strings. Devon Baroque are joined by the stunningly brilliant natural trumpeter Russell Gilmour. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 2 is the main feature. Starts at  3pm  in the Great Hall Dartington. Tickets £18.50 | Students and Under 16s £5.00