Sunday Night Jazz
3rd - Annika Skoogh Trio & Neil Maya
10th - Jazz Jam Session
17th - Tom Unwin's Blow Up
24th - NQJ - The Kit Hillbillies
4th / 18th - Open Folk Sessions
Tuesday 12th & Monday 28th - Irish Session
Weds 13th & 27th - Folk Singing Session
Open Mic / Songwriters - Thursdays
7th - Songwriter's Showcase
14th - Open Mic & Jam Session
21st - Launchpad
28th - Open Mic & Jam Session
Community Quiz Night
Monday 11th - in aid of Fairtrade Totnes
Every Tuesday - Purl & a Pint
Thursday 21st - Poet's Talk
Following the success of ‘Steam and Carols’ we are to offer a further chartered trip with the enthusiasts of Dartmouth Steam Railway in support of Rowcroft. The trip begins at Paignton Station departing at 6.35 pm. You are welcome to arrive early to be entertained by vocal group One Accord and on board by magician Lez the Fez.
Tickets are: Adults £10, Children £5 Disabled & Partially sighted £5 and reflects the cost of hiring the train.
You are welcome to bring your own picnics and beer or wine if desired.
The trip takes you via Churston Station at 7.00pm, where Missin’ Tackle, Sea Shanty’s and The SeaGalls a vocal group will join the train. The train will then move into Greenway Tunnel, for a concert inside the train where each carriage will have a performing group singing. Onto Kingswear, for further singing on the platform.
We expect to arrive back at Paignton by 9.30pm.
Pay and display car parks nearby. If preferred you will be able to join at Churston (same price) & disembark on the return journey. Please note there is no entry or exit from Kingswear Station.
Tickets are currently on sale at the Galleon Stores Galmpton, call 07535 909039 email email@example.com or online: www.steamandcarols.co.uk
The latest in our popular series of Deer Park family events is all about recapturing your adventurous spirit – through engagement in the outdoors, play and messiness – and lots of mud!
We are delighted to welcome Paddleboat Theatre Company back to the Deer Park for a special outdoor show, and we’ve also teamed up with Arts Lab, Mud Tots and others to offer a range of exciting, hands-on workshops for children up to the age of 12 (although it’s not unusual to see the adults getting stuck in too).
With tractor and trailor rides and hot food and drink also available, our Woodland Adventure is a great family activity, whether you choose a morning or afternoon session (10 am - 12 noon or 1.30 - 3.30 pm).
What does your Woodland Adventure include?
– Entrance to the event
– Entry to The Paddleboat Theatre’s Company’s outdoor production, ‘According to Arthur’
– Access to the various workshops available on the day (you will have time to attend at least one workshop)
– The ‘Charcoal Trail’: a fun explorative trail that will lead participants through Deer Park and the wider estate
– Access to Tractor and Trailer rides and hot food and drink (charge applies)
Some activities are drop in; others you will need to sign up to on the day – but everyone will be able to access at least one full workshop, the Outdoor Theatre and the Charcoal Adventure Trail during their session. Full info will be provided on booking.
EARLY BIRD RATES AVAILABLE: £4 per person or £15 per group of four (add four tickets to your basket and this rate will be applied automatically).
On the day tickets: £5 per person
Babes in arms: free
A group of professional musicians are giving a concert at St. John's Church, Bridgetown, Totnes from 3 pm on 3rd March.
Composers are Telemann, Bach, Handel, Dittersdorf and Mancini.
Tickets £13 on the door. Under 18's free.
Totnes Gives You XXtra
Totnes XX is a brand-new boutique festival combining music, film, comedy, art, debate and workshops, and taking place in multiple venues across the town over the weekend of 7th - 10th March to coincide with International Women’s Day 2019.
The packed programme of events kicks off with a special edition of Julie Mullen’s ‘Word Cafe’ in the Barrel House on Thursday 7th March, featuring a gentle cabaret of spoken
word, comedy and music.
On Friday 8th, Faeland, a contemporary folk duo from Bristol led by songwriter Rebecca Nelson, bring their uniquely-crafted acoustic sound to the Ballroom.
Alternatively, for a grungier kind of Friday night, Generating Steam Heat presents four women DJs playing the best in punk-attitude female singers and musicians. This will be
happening at a secret venue in town by invite only; invites will be available by contacting Totnes XX or Generating Steam Heat directly.
Saturday night will see the Pembrokeshire-born Bryde return to Totnes following her well-received appearance at Sea Change last summer. Bryde, aka Sarah Howells, is a woman
and an electric guitar playing fierce and fragile songs. The full line-up for Saturday evening will also include ‘Pale Blue Eyes’; the new project from Lucy and
Matthew Board, plus female-heavy Totnes band ‘Pavlova’ who have just released their first EP. The evening will begin with a debut appearance of a very special Girls Rock collective
from members of local youth-music project Jamming Station.
Totnes cinema will be screening a collection of films over the weekend that pass the ‘Bechdel Test’ (defined as a work which features at least two women talking to each other about something other than a man) including another opportunity to see Agnes Varda’s award-winning documentary ‘Faces Places’, and a screening of the 2018 Totnes Women’s Voices Project with live music from a pop-up choir as well as some short films by local film-makers.
The cinema will also play host to ‘Generation XX’, a Question Time style debate at lunchtime on Saturday, with a panel of participants of all ages discussing and reflecting on current issues that face us all, from a female perspective.
Meanwhile, down at the iconic Gatehouse building (the clock tower in the centre of the High Street) there will be an exhibition of work by female, starting on Wednesday and running for a whole week. Then on Saturday and Sunday we are hosting a variety of craft and creative workshops for the whole family, including making reusable waxed food wraps, Pom-Pom ornaments, creative writing, DJing, radio broadcasting, drawing, Dada mask-making and a knit-and-knatter café. And to brush off the cobwebs on Sunday morning we are offering some physical fun for all ages including walking netball, and some other taster sessions will be happening down at the Pavilions and in the park.
Further programme details and links to all events can be found via the Totnes XX Facebook. Also checkout the ‘Totnes XX Radio Show’ on SoundArt Radio on alternate Monday evenings from 28th January between 7-8 pm where Lee will be making further programme announcements as the date get nearer.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) £13, under 18s £5. On the door £14/£5.
During this 1.5 to 2 hour workshop from 7 - 9 pm you will make your own curved tealight panel which we’ll fire for you overnight, ready for collection the next day. Whether you already work in glass, or are a complete novice, Steve will tailor your tuition accordingly.
£45 per person, booking essential.
During our ‘Freestyle’ full day workshop Steve will help you to make a large wall hanging (or curved panel to be freestanding) of 60cm x 30cm in your own design, which we’ll fire for you overnight, ready for collection the next day. Whether you already work in glass, or are a complete novice, Steve will tailor your tuition accordingly.
£295 per person, booking essential.
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
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.