Sunday Night Jazz
3rd - Jazzlab - Sam Richards at 70
10th - Jazz Jam Session
17th - Ronnie Jons Trio
24th - NQJ night - Jeff Horsey, Blues and roots
31st - Neil Burns Organ Trio, with Martin Jenkins & Ric Byer
4th / 18th - Open Folk Sessions
Tuesday 12th & Monday 25th - 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 TDOS (Totnes & Dartington Open Studios)
Every Tuesday - Purl & a Pint
Thursday 21st - Poet's Talk - contact Helen at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Mother’s Day Spa Packages – BE You Spa - buy as a redeemable voucher or book your appointment at the time of purchase.
This Mother’s Day treat your mum to the unique gift of an unforgettable experience in the BE You Spa at Beyond Escapes Devon. Better still, treat yourself too and spend some quality mother daughter time in the most tranquil of settings.
Our two different treatment packages are available all throughout March, and both include an hour’s access to the wonders of our BE You Spa. Take a dip in the vitality pool outside on the terrace, detox in the sauna and steam room, refresh your body and soul under the monsoon shower and take the weight off your feet in the foot spa.
Duration: 140 minutes | Treatment Duration: 80 minutes | £75pp
ELEMIS BIOTEC Facial Firm-a-Lift
Hand, arm and foot massage
BE You Spa facilities for an hour
BE Rediscovered with the ground-breaking ELEMIS BIOTEC Firm-a-Lift
Enjoy a ground-breaking blend of massage and sculpting galvanic technology for a contoured complexion that is remarkably lifted. This treatment firms facial contours, smoothes wrinkles and hydrates the skin, dramatically improving muscle tone, visibly plumps and firms jowls, cheeks, chin and the jawline, preventing ageing and providing all round more healthy look for your skin.
If you aren’t already relaxed enough, the soon to follow hand, arm and foot massage will surely achieve you the super relaxed state that leaves you feeling blissful for hours to come.
Mother’s Day Medley
Duration: 120 minutes | Treatment Duration: 60 minutes | £60pp
Lava Shells back and neck massage
BE You Spa facilities for an hour
Reward your mum to a medley of treats in our heavenly BE You Spa.
Enjoy a truly relaxing massage with the amazing heated Lava Shells, soothing the senses into a state of ultimate relaxation. Closely followed will be a sumptuous scalp and foot massage that’s sure to make this a Mother’s Day to remember.
Either make your appointment at the time of purchase or buy as a gift voucher to surprise her on Mother's Day. Call 03301 274306 to book now.
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.
A classic American play about memory, money and truth…Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams is well-known as an Oscar winning film, starring Hollywood greats Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn and Montgomery Clift. Set in 1959, it’s a story from the American Deep South. Those accents are now being heard in Dartington.
The Playgoers are practising their Southern drawls for their production of Suddenly Last Summer. The play is a powerful family drama.
In her New Orleans mansion, the wealthy and reclusive Violet Venable grieves over the sudden death of her beloved son, Sebastian. Only her niece Catherine knows the truth about what really happened last summer and is traumatised by it. Her story is not one Mrs Venable wants to hear, but how far will she go to silence Catherine? Will money and medicine buy better memories? The truth, it seems, is dangerous for them both.
Suddenly Last Summer runs from Wednesday 27 – Saturday 30 March at 7.30 pm in Studio 1, Dartington.
Box office 01803 847070 or www.dartington.org - Tickets £10 (£8 for U18s)
Designed for those who have already attended one of our one-day fusing workshops, this two day course will help you develop your glass fusing with enamels skills even further. You will now learn how to cut glass (straight lines and circles) and also how to use fibre paper for simple mould-making to create relief in your glass (sometimes called kiln-carving).
£595 per person, booking essential.
Treat mum to a traditional home cooked roast lunch or dinner this Mothering Sunday. Choose from a selection of local meats with all the trimmings plus *a free drink just for mum.
2 course £18.50 or 3 courses £24.50.
*Mums can choose from a standard soft drink, spirit & mixer, medium glass of wine or a pint of beer or cider, with any 2 or 3 course Sunday lunch on Sunday 31st March. Subject to availability.
Join one of our popular Dining Trains from Buckfastleigh station and enjoy a traditional Sunday Lunch or Afternoon Tea.
Enjoy a traditional three course Sunday Lunch aboard the 12.15 pm train from Buckfastleigh. Passengers will be served a traditional Soup, followed by a Roast Lunch with choice of meat and finished off with a choice of Dessert. Menu options are taken on the day at the table. Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian and Vegans options are available. Vegan main option must be pre booked by contacting South Devon Railway. Tea and Coffee will be served after the meal. A bar service is available on board providing a selection of wines, local beers, ciders and soft drinks.
The train journey and meal take around two and a half hours.
Tickets on board the South Devon Limited Restaurant Car for Sunday Lunch are £49 per person. This includes your train fare, first class supplement, all courses of your meal, and unlimited travel on other public SDR services for the whole day of your visit. Drinks are available to purchase from the at-seat bar service. Tickets are available to purchase in ‘tables of two’ or ‘tables of four’ and multiples thereof. We regret that due to the seating layout of the train it is not possible to purchase individual tickets or other than in multiples of two or four.
Join the Restaurant Car from Buckfastleigh at 4:25 pm for a traditional Afternoon Tea of Sandwiches, Savories, Cakes and a Cream Tea served to your seat. Afternoon Tea has options for Vegetarians - must be pre booked. The Experience lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes and is the ideal way to indulge in traditional West Country delicacies whilst enjoying the beautiful Devon scenery.
Tickets on board the South Devon Limited Restaurant Car for Afternoon Tea are £39 per person. This includes your train fare, first class supplement, all courses of your meal, and unlimited travel on other public SDR services for the whole day of your visit.
This retreat will offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness to singing and singing to mindfulness. Singing can be an uplifting, soulful and a life enriching experience, especially if we allow ourselves to become aware of and drop into our felt experience whilst we are singing, whether it is Taize, Gospel, Pop, folk songs or chants. And like mindfulness, singing brings us into coherence both within ourselves and collectively as a group, at any level of experience in group singing.
The programme will follow our usual schedule for retreats, including three 30-minute guided meditation sessions and opportunities to sing in the extraordinary acoustics of the spiral staircase at Sharpham House and in outdoor locations in our beautiful gardens (weather permitting).
No previous experience of mindfulness or singing is necessary.
This retreat offers the opportunity to:
Learn some new songs in a supportive and accessible way – all songs taught by ear.
Experience singing in harmony as meditation.
Explore your own voice as a means of self-expression and communication.
Sing in unique locations around the Sharpham estate, including songs on the theme of water and rivers on the banks of the river Dart, as well as songs about nature in the stunning gardens and woodland surrounding Sharpham House
Attune to the rhythm of the breath and experience the intimacy of your own belonging.
Use breath, sound and song to explore the meeting of mind, body and sprit.
Develop mindful awareness of your relationship to your voice and singing.
Experience singing as a resource for well-being.
Cost £385 - 495
Entertaining and uplifting film based on the true story of the traditional Cornish sea shanty singing group - Fisherman's Friends (12A), at the Barn Cinema from 8.00 pm with a live introduction from the original buoy band - Exmouth Shanty Men.
The film will also be screening from 29th March - 4th April - all other screenings will just air the film.