Archives: What's On

13th
Apr
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19th
Apr

Ian Watson & Joanna Myerscough

10am - 4pm every day Jo and Ian relocated to Devon from Yorkshire in 2017. They had exhibited widely across Yorkshire, and since being here, have exhibited at Artizan, Torquay and Flavel, Dartmouth as well as taking part in Devon Open Studios. Jo is a potter specializing in smoked ceramics produced in a bonfire, as well as domestic decorative slipware. Ian is a painter, working mainly in oils, but also in pastels and acrylics, concentrating on landscapes and nudes. During lockdown, he has been using sketchbooks from travels abroad to produce paintings.
22nd
Apr

Guided Totnes Town Walk

Every Thursday from April to the end of October, meet local guide Kathy Alexander at 10.30 am at the Tourist Information Office, Market Square. Learn about the history of the town in an informal and friendly walk. £8 per person, £5 under 16's.
25th
Apr
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1st
May

Shared Spaces

10am - 4.45pm daily except Sunday 2pm- 4.45pm Brought together through a year of reflective practice and mentoring at the Newlyn School of Art, the trio recognised a strong resonance between their works, each embedded in a sense of narrative, nostalgia and memory. The exhibition brings together the artists’ natural resonating themes, from wistful affections for a sense of place, and the universality of common experiences, to the intangible elements of preciousness. Ireland’s work explores colour and light, creating a harmonious, almost luminescent, relationship between her subjects. She treats the surface of her paintings as a collection of different hues and shapes that inform a mood and interlock into imagined narratives. Treharne’s distinctive work uses thinly veiled glazes on plaques, dapples of pigment, wood singe marks and wire stitching. They are often multidirectional, allowing the freedom to explore and view them as you wish. Roberts focuses her art practice on figurative works, reflecting on the importance of memory. She is intrigued by the universal phenomena of how preciousness becomes entwined in an object, why there is such clarity around some memories, and how the accumulation of moments forms us as individuals.
29th
Apr

Guided Totnes Town Walk

Every Thursday from April to the end of October, meet local guide Kathy Alexander at 10.30 am at the Tourist Information Office, Market Square. Learn about the history of the town in an informal and friendly walk. £8 per person, £5 under 16's.
3rd
May
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8th
May

Totnes & Dartington Open Studios

10am - 4.45pm daily The Open Studios Group first formed in 2000 and is still going strong 21 years later. We now have over 30 members and normally open our studios and workshops to visitors at the end of May. There will be around 20 artists showing their work at Birdwood - an interesting mix of painters, ceramicists, sculptors, print-makers, Illustrators and more... This year we are hoping to have our Open Studios event towards the end of the year.
9th
May
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15th
May

Frank Wotton

10am - 4.45pm daily except Sunday 11am - 4pm I have worked in various mediums, including Stained Glass, Etching and Screen Print, but now concentrate on Painting. The work is a mix of Figurative and Abstract, usually suggesting a subtext to the painted forms. Like the cave dwellers of the primitive past, I paint what I observe. My paintings reference artefacts from the ancient world and fragments of historical and contemporary culture because this is the collage that surrounds us. Although I don’t necessarily believe in the content of myths, religious stories or fairy tales, I can’t help but admire their creative ingenuity. From the allegorical myths of the Greeks to the messages of medieval and Renaissance stained glass, through to the “Two Fried Eggs and a Kebab” of Sarah Lucas, the surface is not always the whole picture and it is left to the viewer to find their own narrative, or not. For more information visit: frank-wotton.com
2nd
Jul
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5th
Jul

Day Out With Thomas (TM)

Peep peep! Join Thomas & Friends for a day of family fun on the South Devon Railway. Take a ride behind Thomas, meet The Fat Controller and say hello to Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty and Dusty. They will be at South Devon Railway on 2nd , 3rd & 5th July 2021. Thomas and his friends are currently working hard to plan the activities for our July “Days Out With Thomas” event which may have to be slightly different this year to make sure everybody stays safe with social distancing. Very soon, we hope to be announcing what activities will be taking place and how everything will work, so keep an eye on our website for updates from Thomas.  
24th
Jul
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21st
Aug

Dartington Music Summer School & Festival

Four weeks of shared music-making, learning and listening, from early music to jazz. Courses for all ages and abilities, accompanied by a festival of concerts and events, set against the backdrop of a medieval estate in the heart of Devon.
25th
Aug
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28th
Aug

Dartmouth Royal Regatta

The Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta celebrates life in this enchanting British seaside town on the River Dart. The Regatta attracts thousands of visitors to Dartmouth over a fun filled week each August. Whether you’re a sailor or land lover - there’s something for everyone. The Port is steeped in history, as is the event: it is one of the oldest in the country and the earliest recorded Regatta was in 1822 with 2019 seeing the 175th Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta take place. Rowing and Sailing are at the very core of Dartmouth Regatta week, incorporating the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta. It is all about the river and the sea. Competition is fierce and the fun is full on against the magnificent, scenic backdrop that is the South Hams.  
6th
Sep

The Tour of Britain

The Tour of Britain will return to Devon in 2021, as Devon County Council and race organisers SweetSpot have confirmed that the county will host stage two of the UK’s premier cycle race. The Devon Stage Sherford to Exeter route will be passing Totnes via Plymouth Road and up the Western By-Pass. Check the website for times.
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