Archives: What's On

23rd
Jan
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26th
Jan

Totnes Amateur Operative & Dramatic Society presents Aladdin

The local Amateur Dramatic Society presents their latest rendition of this classic play. Performance starts at  7:30pm - 10pm.
26th
Jan

Introduction to Mindfulness – Sharpham Trust

This day-long course will give you an introduction to the practice of mindfulness to better manage stress and enhance your overall well-being with teacher Shahin Popple. "I learnt that being mindful can have positive benefits on all aspects of life, including relationships with others. I am keen to learn more!" - course participant What will you learn? - A safe and accessible introduction to this subject including some theory about mindfulness as well as some practical exercises including meditation, gentle movement, awareness of sensations, emotions and thoughts - Tips on incorporating mindfulness to your daily life, towards better health & well-being - The opportunity to come to the beautiful and tranquil Sharpham Estate Please bring a packed lunch and wear loose comfortable clothing. Teas, coffee and hot water are provided. From 10 am - 4 pm
3rd
Feb

Devon Baroque – Buzzing Baroque from B to Z

Devon Baroque perform Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No 1, and with 3 oboes and 2 natural horns joining the core strings have devised a buzzing baroque feast. Other composers featured in the programme will be Hasse, Purcell, Rameau and Zelenka. From 3 pm at Dartington Great Hall. Tickets £19.50 (students & under 18s £5) - call Dartington Box Office 01803 847070, online www.dartington.org/whats_on or from Totnes Bookshop, High Street, Totnes and on the door.
9th
Feb

Divertimento String Quartet

DIVERTIMENTO STRING QUARTET Mozart – String Quartet in C, K465, ‘The Dissonance’ Britten – Three Divertimenti for String Quartet Debussy – String Quartet in G minor, Op 10 Saturday 9th February, 3pm at St John’s Church, Bridgetown, Totnes. Tickets £15 on the door, £13 in advance, under-18s free from Divertimento 01803 863677; Drift Records, 103 High Street, Totnes 01803 866828 or at the door. Divertimento String Quartet bring you another varied programme of music with fascinating insights into the stories behind the works. The programme begins with one of Mozart’s most famous string quartets known as ‘The Dissonance’ because of the wonderful unexpected harmonies in the first movement. Following that, in complete contrast, are Britten's Divertimenti, a set of three individual character pieces. The programme finishes with Debussy’s String Quartet, a beautiful impressionist work which has become one of the most beloved in the repertoire.
9th
Mar

Totnes Early Music Society – Duo Dorado

A Celebration of Bach - Some glorious music from the composer described in his day as 'the Miracle of Leipzig'. From violin sonatas with basso continuo to solos for each instrument, the programme ranges in colour, texture and mood, and includes the great Sonata in A major for violin and keyboard, the beautiful G major Basso Continuo Sonata, and a highlight from The Art of Fugue. The concert organisers at Totnes Early Music Society are thrilled to bring Hazel Brooks (baroque violin) and David Pollock (harpsichord) back after a ten year gap. They have performed extensively in the UK and beyond, and their current project exploring 17th century English repertoire has led to some ground-breaking recordings, the latest being The Unknown Purcell for Chandos. See: www.duodorado.co.uk The concert is at St. Mary's Church in Totnes and starts at 7.30pm Advance tickets available from the Dartington Box Office (01803 847070), and website (boxoffice@dartington.org) £13, under 18s £5. On the door £14/£5.
23rd
Mar

Totnes Early Music Society presents The Telling

Vision: The Imagined Testimony of Hildegard von Bingen This exciting multimedia experience of light, song, music and storytelling is an atmospheric candlelit show with an imagined narrative by the extraordinary Hildegard of Bingen (1098 – 1179) as she looks back at her life, alongside performance of her mesmeric chant. The show gives an insight into the painful visionary experiences Hildegard suffered throughout her life, covering some of the core emotional moments in her life as Hildegard lies on her deathbed, revisiting meaningful episodes from her past, including the moment when she was taken from her family at the age of 8 and when she made the decision at the age of 42 to finally talk about and write down her visions. The Telling features Clare Norburn (soprano/director), Ariane Prussner (mezzo soprano), Leah Stuttard (harp) plus an actress to be confirmed. Lighting design is by Natalie Rowland and Pitch Black Lighting. Saturday 23rd March at St Mary’s Church from 7.30 pm. Tickets in advance £13, under 18s £5 - available from www.dartington.org/whats-on or telephone Dartington Box Office 01803 847070. On the door £14/£5
23rd
Mar

Secret Garden Boho Ball

The Secret Garden is thrilled to invite you to a unique and enchanting charity ball. The event will be set within the exclusive and stylish Glasshouse at Anrán, where canapés, a 2-course feast, drinks and entertainment can all be enjoyed against a backdrop of stars and evening candlelight. Join us for this beautiful introduction to the season of Spring, a time where the nights are getting lighter and Summer is just a heartbeat away. Guests will attend a party to remember, taste local produce, dance to Devon inspired beats, and better still, it’s for a worthy cause! Plan for the Evening: 6.00pm – Enjoy a free arrival drink, canapés, and acoustic sounds as you mingle and chat 7.00pm – Be seated for a 2-course candlelit feast 8.30pm - Charity Auction 8.45pm - Dance and be merry to local band, Double A and the Bay and DJ LairdGrooves 12 midnight – Taxis and bed! £46 per person (plus £2.80 booking fee) to include free arrival drink, a candlelit feast, entertainment and music. Eat, mingle, drink and dance, all inside the secret tropical garden of the Anrán glasshouse.
20th
Apr

Martin Kemp DJ Set – Back to the 80’s

Go back to the 80's with Martin Kemp & support at the Totnes Civic Hall on 20th April from 7.30 pm. Early bird tickets £16.50 / General £20 from Seetickets.com Eventbrite.co.uk or Gigantic.com.
27th
Apr

Totnes Early Music Society – Syrinx

Blast from the Past - From the 14th-18th century, wind music could be heard everywhere from grand state occasions to the humblest village dance. Syrinx recreate this impressive tradition playing shawms, dulcians, oboes and bassoons: their repertoire covers the rise of the professional wind band, with music from early anonymous masters, Dufay and Morley through to Handel and Telemann. Syrinx received critical acclaim for their first album, The Saxon Alternative. Members of the group play with leading period orchestras including the Academy of Ancient Music, The Orchestra of the Age of enlightenment, and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, and in ensembles such as I Fagiolini, Mediva, Blondel and Concentus VII. The concert starts at 7.30pm at St. Mary's Church in Totnes. Advance tickets available from the Dartington Box Office (01803 847070), and website (boxoffice@dartington.org) £13, under 18s £5. On the door £14/£5.
3rd
May
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4th
May

Bodykind Festival

Bodykind is about honouring life in its various forms, rather than comparing oneself or anyone else to an external concept of beauty. There will be inspiring speakers, workshops, art, film, dance, theatre, song, and more… It's a grassroots, non-profit, whole-community event, genuinely inclusive, encouraging everyone to look at ways of feeling more comfortable in their own skin. There's something here for everyone, we'll be looking at size, shape, age, colour, gender, sexuality and disability.