Archives: What's On

29th
Jun

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.
1st
Jul

Shakedown Collective

8pm until midnight. Funk, Nu Disco, house and techno. 18+ £7 at the door or £5 in advance from Totnes Brewing Company.  
6th
Jul

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.
7th
Jul

Transition Walks 2017

Join us for an inspiring walk and talk around town and a fun and interactive insight into Transition Town Totnes, the big idea that has made Totnes a little bit famous. We’ll talk about our town, jobs, housing, food, Transition and more as we visit some projects and historic parts of town. Discover • Transition Homes • Totnes Pound • Food Link • Transition Streets • Grown in Totnes • Local Entrepreneur Forum • REconomy Centre • Incredible Edible • Skillshares • Caring Town Totnes • Totnes Weir • How to get involved • How we make decisions • The ‘Transition Movement’ - and more surprises …

Meet between the tree and the ramp at the Market Square, Totnes High St.

Cost by donation. Its up to you! Suggestion £20 visitors, £10 locals but it really is up to you.

Private tours available: high-quality study visits in the Totnes and River Dart area.
7th
Jul
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16th
Jul

Alison Veazey and Sally Fisher – an exhibition of painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture

Harbour House is the venue for a lively exhibition of painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. Alison Veazey and Sally Fisher’s show opens at the South Devon art gallery on Friday 7 July. There will be an opening view and an opportunity to meet the artists the same evening from 6 – 8 pm. Alison Veazey’s printmaking and painting is characterised by rich colour and striking composition. Landscape is a strong theme, with inspiration taken from the south west peninsula, the Pembrokeshire coast and the Lake District. Well known locally as a printmaker, her most recent works are on a larger scale, in acrylics and mixed media on canvas. Sally Fisher’s varied portfolio spans clay sculpture and paintings and drawings of landscape, portraiture and the nude. She says, “The human form has tireless beauty, and in my drawings I respond to the natural flow of line, life and movement. I like to work with short poses, or a moving dance sequence where the model pauses for a few moments in each pose. This is a huge challenge and an exciting, energetic and gestural way of drawing. It requires intense looking and practice to capture the anatomical line of limb and spirit.” Sally attends a portrait class with a two-hour sitting, and explains, “I paint in oils direct onto canvas with no previous drawing out. It is the most intense experience of looking and painting I have ever done and the concentration is like a Formula One drive!” A popular art teacher in the South Hams, Sally has been much missed since she moved away a few years ago. She currently teaches oil painting and life drawing in Oxfordshire, and regularly teaches and demonstrates in all media at local art societies in and around Buckinghamshire. Many local artists and students will be delighted to find her exhibiting - and painting - in the art gallery at Harbour House. Sally will be happy to talk about her work at any time. Alison Veazey and Sally Fisher’s exhibition opens at Harbour House in Kingsbridge on Friday 7 July. There will be an opening view on Friday 7 July from 6 – 8 pm. Daily opening will be 10 am – 5 pm until the close of the show on Sunday 16 July. Admission is free. An exhibition of painting, printmaking, drawing and sculpture by Alison Veazey and Sally Fisher Open 10 am – 5 pm Opening view: Opening View: Friday 7 July, 6 - 8 pm Admission FREE
7th
Jul
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17th
Jul

Ways With Words Festival

Ways With Words is a vibrant 10-day festival, which gives a unique chance for those who read books to meet those who write them. For the first time it was held in 1992 and it was planned to be just a one-off literature festival at Dartington Hall. However, the first festival was a huge success, thus Ways With Words became an annual event.

The mission of the festival is to “promote both the written and the spoken word” and to gather people in spectacular surroundings, where they can share the pleasure and power of language and ideas. What is interesting is that while such genres as fiction, biography, history, art and science are the primary topics at the festival, there is also an emphasis on how to make and live more satisfying lives. You will have an opportunity to discuss these diverse topics with top politicians, journalists and writers who are invited to Ways With Words, to learn something new and to come up with your own ideas, arguments and conclusions.

8th
Jul

Loving the Beach Festival

The Venus Company is excited to announce the launch of their first ever Beach festival, taking place at Blackpool Sands, Devon, on Saturday 8th July, opening from 8.30am until 11pm. ‘Loving the Beach Fest’ is set to be the new must attend festival of the season, offering fun for all the family. Celebrate the start of summer on one of Britain’s most beautiful beaches, where festival goers can expect to see performances from both local and London bands who will be getting crowds up and dancing with a mix of musical entertainment. Sets will start from 12pm, with local bands ‘Mafia 4’ and ‘Three Bags Full’ supporting legendary headline act ‘Saloon Star’. Enjoy delicious local food and drink available from Venus café and takeaway* and the Bays Brewery drinks tent, plus a whole host of activities. Children will be kept entertained with traditional Punch & Judy shows and treasure hunts and demos from charities supporting the event: RNLI, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Marine Conservation Society and the Devon Wildlife Trust,. Set to make waves this summer, Blackpool Sands will provide a picturesque backdrop for the first ever Loving the Beach Festival. Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite are now available to buy:
  • £15 per adult (over 16)
  • £5 per child (12 – 16)
  • Free for children under 11 (maximum 1 child per adult)
  • VIP tickets £45 - to include a 3-course set menu of locally sourced produce. Limited availability and early booking advised. Two sittings, 6pm and 8pm.
*Café closed for general admission from 5pm, Venus takeaway open until 8pm #LovingtheBeachFest
9th
Jul

Summer Open Day

A packed day of music, food, mindfulness, nature activities, arts and crafts, with a chance to tour Sharpham House and grounds, thought to have been landscaped by Capability Brown. Ideal for the family, From 10.30am to 4pm. FREE.

13th
Jul

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.
16th
Jul

Totnes Good Food Sunday Market

One of the best places to try the delicious delights of what Totnes and the surrounding area has to offer is at the Totnes Good Food Sunday Market. Held on the 3rd Sunday of each month throughout the year, this award winning market has a reputation for offering a wide range of quality produce from dozens of local producers. Whether you’re looking for a tasty souvenir to take home or a unique gift, there’s plenty to keep your taste buds happy. There is no better place to talk food, taste food and buy food!