Archives: What's On

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Jan
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Dec

Music, performance and cinema in and around Totnes

From live music and performance to cinema, you'll find venues hosting events in and around Totnes all year round Click here to see what's on and where.
7th
Jan
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31st
Dec

Totnes Market

The Market Square has been home to the bustling weekly markets for hundreds of years, and today you can still stumble across this gem of a shopping experience every Friday and Saturday. Meet the friendly traders, soak up the colourful sights and discover a huge array of interesting items from local honey to delicious cake; clothes, plants, antiques and lots of other wonderful gifts and treats.
16th
Jan
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18th
Dec

Totnes Sunday Food Market

Every third Sunday of the month from 10am to 3pm. Come and explore the historic town of Totnes and visit the Totnes food market every third Sunday of the month with a wide range of wonderfully fresh and organic produce, direct from the producer and sourced as locally as possible. All size stalls are available please contact southhams.markets@swdevon.gov.uk
3rd
May
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28th
Sep

The Elizabethans Are Back!

The popular Elizabethan costume market will re-open on Tuesday 3rd May 2022 and will be held every Tuesday until the end of September.
Stalls will offer good quality items and bargains for you and your loved ones. So visit us on Market Square where a warm welcome awaits you.
6th
Jul
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16th
Jul

As you Like It: performed by Dartington Playgoers

Open air Shakespeare returns to Dartington with the sparkling comedy As You Like It. The play has been carefully abridged to be accessible to modern audiences, with original music and songs. We'll be performing in a new out-door space at Aller Park, as well as giving 3 shows (including a matinee) in Totnes. Bring a chair, a rug and perhaps a picnic! Performance dates: 6th - 9th July: The Hollow, Aller Park, Dartington Hall (7 pm), Book tickets online here 10th July: St Mary's Church, Totnes (2.30 pm), Book tickets online here 15th - 16th July: Follaton House Garden, Totnes (7 pm) Book tickets online here ​Dartington: 'The Hollow' is an intimate space at the end of Park Road, just past the old Aller Park school building. If wet, we will move the show into Studio 31. You're welcome to picnic from 6 pm, and the location is accessible for wheelchair users. No interval, but bar available before and after the show. Tickets available now from Dartington Box Office. Follow the link to book online. Box office phone number: 01803 847070. St Mary's Churchyard, High Street, Totnes: a matinee performance, with teas provided by church members. Follaton House gardens, SHDC, Plymouth Road, Totnes: picnicking welcome from 6 pm, but no bar. Sorry, no wheelchair access at this venue.
7th
Jul

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, £4 under 16's.
7th
Jul
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29th
Sep

Gongs in the Garden @ Dartington

Free with your Gardens ticket (entry prices vary; see here for details). Dartington Members go free. When: Every Thursday, 10am - 12 noon, until the end of September (except 30th June) ABOUT THIS EVENT Throughout the summer, gong musician Roger Hall will be sending the atmospheric and ancient sound of gongs into our beautiful Gardens. The gongs provide a beautiful backdrop to the tranquillity of our impressive Grade II* listed gardens, which have been shaped and inspired by the remarkable custodians of this special place for over 1,000 years. Visitors to the 26 acres of tended grounds will find a range of stunning features with beautiful vistas and creative sculptures, including ancient trees and impressive plant species.
8th
Jul
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10th
Jul

Dartmouth Tunes on the Sands 2022

 We are very pleased to announce the new dates for Tunes on the Sands will be 8th, 9th, 10th July 2022.
A festival, set on the beautiful golden Blackpool Sands in Devon, just 5 miles from Dartmouth. With a backdrop of scenic forests and hills, this will be a truly unique event where you can enjoy an ice-cold beverage with the ocean only a stone’s throw away.
8th
Jul
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17th
Jul

Ways With Words Festival

Dartington Hall in Devon is where Ways With Words began and 2022 will be our 30th festival here. Ways With Words at Dartington is a special event. The surroundings are beautiful, and arguably at their best in the peak of summer (assuming the weather isn’t too British). Each year over one hundred events are held in either the medieval Great Hall or the more intimate Barn Theatre. You’ll find workshops and more specialist talks in smaller venues on-site too. A burst of activity follows each event as festival-goers gather in the courtyard to buy books, meet authors, chat with friends over freshly made coffee and relax in a deck chair. Or you may prefer to explore the Dartington gardens and wider estate. Accommodation You can build your own festival experience, and there are a variety of options depending on your budget. Dartington Hall offers hotel accommodation in the East and West Wing of the courtyard where the festival happens. There are simpler single rooms in Higher Close just a two-minute walk away from the festival venues, as well as camping options in the estate. Totnes, a bustling market town, is three miles from the estate offering hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation and AirBnB.  
9th
Jul

Wild Food Day Retreat

Wild Food Day Retreat - 9th July Location: Dartington Estate Time: 10am - 4pm Cost: £55-65 - inclusive of handmade wild refreshments Follow the song of the wild to a day amongst plants, just for you. This course is an invitation to take a pause from busy lives, to come back into connection with yourself, held and supported by wild plants, trees and the ancient practice of foraging. We'll explore deep woodland, meadows & hedgerows teeming with life, gathering plants and learning about their gifts of food and medicine, and diving into deeper connection with the plant realm. Our woodland camp for the day is the Glade, nestled in the heart of the beautiful Dartington estate.
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