Archives: What's On

22nd
Feb

At Sea – Broken Spectacles

Presented by two of Europe’s finest ethnographers, we explore the ancient myth of the Selkie. A modern and playful retelling using puppetry and physical theatre by local company Broken Spectacles. We ask who do these shores and indeed who do these stories belong to. Broken Spectacles “excel at bringing often abstract scenarios to life and creating strong stage pictures with simple objects and set..” Total Theatre KIDS (8+) 7pm at Space - Studio 1 £10 (£8 concessions) / Family of 4 ticket £30
23rd
Feb
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24th
Feb

Portraits in Motion – Aurora Nova presents Volker Gerling

Volker Gerling is a passionate creator of flipbooks and an intrepid traveller. Since 2003 he has walked over 3,500km throughout Germany, inviting people to visit his travelling Flipbook thumb cinema exhibition and creating flipbook portraits of some of the people he meets along the way. In the show, Portraits in Motion, Gerling shows the audience a selection of his favourite portraits by holding each one under a video camera so that its moving images are projected onto a large screen. In a series of enchanting and precious moments the people he photographed come to life on screen as he shares the heart-warming and moving stories behind each encounter. "Uniquely heart-warming" The Times "In Volker Gerling's tiny flipbooks, great things emerge from small candid portraits of strangers that offer fascinating glimpses into the human soul." Broadway Baby Winner of the Total Theatre Award for Innovation and playing with form. Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2015 £12 (£10 concessions) 8pm at Space - Studio 1
28th
Feb
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4th
Mar

Séance – Darkfield

Séance explores the psychology of a group of people who have been bombarded with suggestible material. It is an intense sonic performance for twenty people at a time, lasting for twenty terrifying minutes.

This new work builds on the success of previous shows, Ring and Fiction, but this time takes place inside a completely dark shipping container. Séance explores the psychology of a group of people who have been bombarded with suggestible material. It is an intense sonic performance for twenty people at a time, lasting for twenty terrifying minutes. “Séance is Rosenberg and Neath’s best collaboration to date, a creepy and manipulative miniature which unsettles and makes you question not just your senses but what you actually believe.” ★★★★ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

 

Show duration is 20 minutes | Please note that latecomers cannot be admitted This show takes place inside a shipping container which will be placed at Dartington Estate Grounds - the exact location will be confirmed at a later date Warning: The show takes place inside a pitch dark shipping container. Not recommended for under 14 years of age due to darkness and subject matter

3rd
Mar

Seb Rochford

Seb Rochford- drums Mark Sanders- drums Sarah Gail Brand- trombone Harry Brown- trombone

Premiering an exciting new work, composer and drummer Seb Rochford (Polar Bear, Acoustic Ladyland) explores the theme of communication with an innovative exploration of immersive lighting design and acoustic music performed live by two drummers & two trombonists. Collaborators include: Patti Smith, David Byrne, Yoko Ono & Beck. Seb Rochford’s work as a drummer has always complimented his magic touch as a composer, which has seen him receive various accolades for his work with Polar Bear, including 2 Mercury Prize nominations. Expect an innovative and surprising evening of mind-bending new music and light. Voted one of “the seven best jazz drummers in the world” Rhythm Magazine

Please note: Latecomers cannot be admitted.

8th
Mar

Dr IAN MORTIMER: An A-Z of Restoration England

Top historian Dr Ian Mortimer talks about the Restoration period, the subject of his latest book in his best-selling series the Time Traveller's Guides. This informative and entertaining lecture on life at this fascinating time in English history provides a companion piece to the Totnes Early Music Society concert from Passamezzo on 10th March. A Totnes Early Music Society and Friends of Totnes Museum event on Saturday 8th March at The Royal Seven Stars Hotel, Totnes from 7.30 pm Tickets £5, on the door only.  
9th
Mar
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10th
Mar

The Preston Bill – Andy Smith & FUEL

The story of a life.

The story of our lives.

Welcome to The North.

A story from Preston. About Preston. A story that will make you stop and think about where you, and we, are in the world. After touring the country since 2015, award winning theatre maker Andy Smith brings The Preston Bill to Dartington telling a tale of a man, his place in the world, and all that has happened here, there, and everywhere in this last 80 years.

Please note: Latecomers cannot be admitted.

10th
Mar

PASSAMEZZO: Music from the Restoration

An evening of music, words and song from Restoration England to partner the lecture by historian Ian Mortimer on 8th March. After years of civil war and an Interregnum, Charles II has ascended the throne.... Accounts of the period come from Pepys, Evelyn and anonymous ballads describing momentous events, including the Great Fire of 1666 and Frost Fair in 1683. With theatre songs, tavern rounds, dance music and solos for the viol and cittern, and music by Wilson, Lawes, Locke and Purcell, plus pieces from Playford. A Totnes Early Music Society concert in association with the Arts at Dartington on Saturday 10th March at St Mary's Church from 7.30 pm Tickets for non members £14 (under 18's £5) available from the Dartington Box Office (01803 847070) and website (www.dartington.org) and on the door.
11th
Mar

Mother’s Day

We’ve got a special day out for Mother’s Day covered at Pennywell with a complimentary cream tea for all Mums on 11th March. Elfic the Juggler is here to entertain with mad circus Skills, comedy and a pinch of danger twice today. There will be new spring babies to meet, half hourly activities like bottle feeding and meet the hedgehog to enjoy together, our free rides and hopefully some sunshine to take in the views.
13th
Mar

Evening Taster Class at Steve Robinson Glass

During this 2 hour class at our spacious and fully equipped studio you will make your own fused glass curved tealight panel, which we'll fire for you overnight ready for collection the next day. All tools and materials provided. Suitable for complete beginners, and ideal as a 'taster' before attending one of our full day workshops. 7 pm til 9 pm at Unit 1, Coombe Farm Craft Studios. £45 per person. Advance booking essential.
16th
Mar
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17th
Mar

TEN – ACE dance and music

Artistic Director – Gail and Ian Parmel

Choreographer - José Agudo & ACE dance and music

At a time when more and more people across the world find themselves having to leave their own lands, ideas of home and belonging are changing.

Full of intense physical power and human fragility, TEN explores the concepts of moving away and leaving, looking at how and why people choose unimagined destinies over the lives they'd always thought they¹d live. Inspired by global migration, TEN is a visceral and exhilarating dance production centered around the relationship between two brothers.

A carefully chosen creative team brings together diverse experiences, worldly artistic vision and shared values, in a thought-provoking full-length dance production

Please note that latecomers cannot be admitted.

Séance explores the psychology of a group of people who have been bombarded with suggestible material. It is an intense sonic performance for twenty people at a time, lasting for twenty terrifying minutes.

This new work builds on the success of previous shows, Ring and Fiction, but this time takes place inside a completely dark shipping container. Séance explores the psychology of a group of people who have been bombarded with suggestible material. It is an intense sonic performance for twenty people at a time, lasting for twenty terrifying minutes. “Séance is Rosenberg and Neath’s best collaboration to date, a creepy and manipulative miniature which unsettles and makes you question not just your senses but what you actually believe.” ★★★★ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

 

Show duration is 20 minutes | Please note that latecomers cannot be admitted This show takes place inside a shipping container which will be placed at Dartington Estate Grounds - the exact location will be confirmed at a later date Warning: The show takes place inside a pitch dark shipping container. Not recommended for under 14 years of age due to darkness and subject matter