Archives: What's On

5th
Oct
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30th
Nov

Mindfulness for Health & Well-being – 8 week course

THIS COURSE TAKES PLACE IN CHAPEL HOUSE STUDIOS, TOTNES An an in-depth exploration of mindfulness skills and techniques from an organisation that has been teaching mindfulness for more than 30 years. The course is a synthesis of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and is led by our team of qualified and highly experienced mindfulness teachers. The 8-week Mindfulness for Health & Well-being course is suitable for those new to mindfulness, as well as those wishing to refresh and practice their skills. Teachers are Lynne Holmes & shahin Popple. What will you learn? - Mindfulness practices and skills to help manage stress and enhance well-being in your daily life - An increased ability to relax and cope with difficult and stressful situations - Self-compassion and being kinder to all aspects of yourself - Lessons on how to applying mindfulness to your daily life The course comes with a workbook with audio files of guided meditations NB: There is no session on October 26 due to half-term holidays.
29th
Oct
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18th
Nov

Clear water Art Trail through Totnes

To coincide with the Transition Town Totnes Film Festival the Art and Creativity Network are creating an arts trail through Totnes from 29th October to 18th November. Local shops as well as King Edward VI College are involved in the trail which will feature artists such as: Marcea Coley, Jan O’Highway, Muriel Soriano, Steve Nayer, Linda Lou, and Louise Scammell.
9th
Nov
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10th
Nov

SUMMIT – Dartington Live

In a blend of languages, including fully integrated BSL, three performers tell a story from three perspectives. It is the story of an international meeting. A meeting at which something happened, and in that moment everything changed. Exploring equality and inviting action, Summit is the new play by renowned theatre maker Andy Smith and Dartington College of Arts alumnus. “We need to use our imagination. We need to imagine that change might be possible. That change is possible, however hard or impossible it might seem.” Summit is performed in English and BSL and is accessible for both deaf and hearing audiences. “ Smith’s optimism is infectious” – Total Theatre Magazine
10th
Nov

Full Day Workshop at Steve Robinson Glass

During this full day workshop at our spacious and fully equipped studio you will make your own large wall hanging, which we'll fire for you overnight ready for collection the next day. This is an excellent insight into techniques for glass fusing with enamels. Whether you already work in glass, or are a complete novice, Steve will tailor your tuition accordingly. Places are limited to 5 to ensure individual attention for everyone. All tools and materials provided. 9am til 5pm at Unit 1, Coombe Farm Craft Studios. £295 per person, which includes a pub lunch. Advance booking essential.
13th
Nov
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18th
Nov

Transition Town Totnes Film Festival

This year we are in partnership with both the Barn Cinema in Dartington and our own local venues, Totnes Cinema and the Civic Hall. Tuesday 13th to Thursday 15th November we have 3 evening screenings at Totnes Cinema, followed by 3 full days of films – Friday 16th at Dartington Barn Cinema, and on Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th in Totnes Civic Hall. The Transition Film Festival shows films on a range of issues important to Transition – including climate change, food production, declining resources and the value of community. It also addresses key challenges of our time such as refugees, global exploitation, social exclusion/justice, and women’s empowerment. We seek to present films which provide hope, inspiration and imaginative solutions whilst not avoiding the stark realities with which we are currently faced. Unlike most film festivals we do not just show recent releases but rather present stimulating films which have not been commercially distributed. Many sessions offer time for discussions, often with the film-makers themselves and relevant speakers. There are also film-making workshops over the weekend for both children and adults.
14th
Nov
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17th
Nov

The Assembly Women

First performed in 392 BCE, Aristopanes presents us with an Athens that is in decline and malfunctioning to the extent that the unthinkable becomes possible – women get a crack at things. This is a comedy about politics, power and a few beards. Join us for a romp in rude behaviour and mischief!! Prices are £10 / £8 (concessions)
16th
Nov

Totnes Friday Indoor Collectors Market

The Indoor Collectors Market is part of the Friday Flea Market and takes place on the 3rd Friday of the month. The flea market itself runs every Friday but the more specific collectors market takes place on the one day a month upstairs at the Totnes Masonic Hall. Entry is free and unlike its downstairs relation the collectors fair is always in the dry and warm. The market opens at 7.30 in the morning and finishes at 2pm.
16th
Nov

Community Potluck

The Community Potluck is a shared community meal where every month people bring their favourite dish to share. These free events are open to all and have been running in Totnes since 2013, supporting a more connected and cohesive community. The Community Potluck takes place from 6pm to 8.30pm on the third Friday of each month at the Methodist Church Hall on Fore Street. Usually between 30 and 80 people of all ages attend including children. Alcoholic drinks are prohibited to encourage a family atmosphere. Join this lovely shared meal with others in the local community.
18th
Nov

Sunday Good Food Market

Totnes Good Food Sunday Market is held on the 3rd Sunday of every month from 10 am to 3 pm in and around Totnes Market Square. TALK FOOD - TASTE FOOD - BUY FOOD A visit to Totnes wouldn’t be complete without taking time to browse around Totnes’ popular award-winning monthly food market. It’s now the largest and most vibrant farmers’ market in Devon, and with its diverse variety of stalls including delicious take-away street food, it’s sure to please. There’s always a great atmosphere on these special Sundays so make it a date and come and say hello to our regional artisan producers who will make you most welcome.
21st
Nov
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1st
Dec

Flight

FLIGHT is the second work presented by DARKFIELD, the creators of 2017 Edinburgh Festival sell out hit SÉANCE. The performance takes place in a 40ft high-cube container in absolute darkness and lasts for 30 minutes. Flight explores the Many-Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics and how this conveniently tells us how to avoid the worst case scenarios that we all fear. DARKFIELD, founded by Glen Neath & David Rosenberg, is an ongoing project. Ultimately a collection of individual experiences in shipping containers that explore fear and anxiety. Each show employs binaural sound, pitch darkness and movement to situate each audience member at the centre of an evolving narrative. ‘DARKFIELD are leading intrepid audiences somewhere even further out of their comfort zones.’ – The Guardian (‘Best shows at the Edinburgh Festival 2018’), Alex Needham ‘Flight…harnesses the very uncertainty of pretending, and in doing so create an experience that’s properly exhilarating. It’s a perfectly programmed high-art theme park ride, a reminder of one’s closeness at all times to death that spits you out into the sunlight feeling palpably, certainly, alive.’ – Exeunt Magazine, Ben Kulvichit ‘A truly singular and provocative piece of art; one you may well walk out of shaken but will ultimately fell enriched by the experience’ – 5 stars, Cinema Fringes, Evan Popplestone