Archives: What's On

26th
May
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29th
Sep

Dartington Gardens Tours – every Wednesday & Sunday

Every Wednesday & Sunday 11 am - 12.30 pm - free volunteer led gardens tours (groups of over 10 subject to a donation). Discover secrets of the glorious Grade II listed gardens with a history that goes back hundreds of years.
28th
May
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27th
Sep

Dartington Deer Park Tours – every Monday & Friday

Every Monday & Friday 11 am - 12.30 pm - free volunteer led tours (groups of over 10 subject to a donation). Learn about the people who lived here, the magnificent landscape, the deer themselves and the abundant wildlife.
1st
Jul
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31st
Jul

Bay Horse Inn July events

Sunday Night Jazz 7th - Neil Maya's Jazz Funk Emporium 14th - Jazz Jam Session 21st - Dave Holdsworth Quartet 28th NQJ - Gilly Anderson/Will Tyler   Folk Nights Monday 1st/15th Open Folk Sessions Monday 22nd - Irish Session Tuesday 9th - Irish Session Weds 10th/24th - Folk Singing Sessions   Open Mic/Songwriters every Thursday 4th - Songwriters' showcase 11th - Open Mic & Jam Session 18th - Launchpad 25th - Open Mic & Jam Session More 10th - Community Quiz Night in aid of South West Transplant Games Team Every Tuesday Purl & A Pint 18th - Poet's Talk  
3rd
Jul
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1st
Oct

Royal Society Place of Science exhibition

The public are warmly invited to meet "Eric" at the museum on July 3. Eric is a mini replica of the first ever British Robot co constructed in 1928 by Captain WH Richards from Totnes! This replica has been specially built for Totnes Museum. In 1928 at the Royal Horticultural Hall London, to great astonishment instead of the anticipated Duke of York, the original Eric rose to its feet and gave a four minute address to open an exhibition. In the 1930s Captain Richards built another robot, this one called George. They toured the world where George gave speeches in several languages. Totnes Museum is very pleased to have won a Place of Science award from the Royal Society to put on this exhibition about WH Richards and his pioneering work. Alongside the exhibition, Plymouth University Robotics department will be offering workshops for our schools and the museum will be hosting a discussion on the ethics of artificial intelligence. For more information contact info@totnesmuseum.co.uk
17th
Jul
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20th
Jul

Cider with Rosie

DARTINGTON PLAYGOERS PRESENT ‘Cider with Rosie’ by Laurie Lee

Wednesday 17 – Saturday 20 July at 7.30 in Studio 31 at Dartington Dartington Playgoers have used the Dartington estate to inspire their latest production. Based on Laurie Lee’s 1959 autobiography, the play Cider With Rosie is Dartington Playgoers’ summer production.

Laurie Lee’s Cider With Rosie is a play about childhood, change and the countryside. The local landscape has been the inspiration to recreate the rural world of this contemporary classic. ‘We have been re-discovering a lost world – the kind of village life that was to disappear with the arrival of the car and the emergence of electricity just after the First World War. A very different, rural age. Richard Clark, director

Set in an idyllic Cotswold village immediately after the First World War, we meet an eccentric family, tyrannical teachers and aspiring entertainers. They live in a landscape of traditions and memories. Laurie re-imagines the glorious outings, frozen white winters and hot hazy summers of his childhood. He also recalls that first cider-fuelled encounter… Remembering is to re-live, to be in the same moment all over again. Laurie Lee Cider With Rosie is a contemporary classic. Adapted for the stage, this play captures Laurie Lee’s life, times and dreams.

Cider With Rosie runs from Wednesday 17-Saturday 20 July at 7.30 in Studio 31, Dartington Box office 01803 847070 or www.dartington.org - Tickets £10 (£8 for U18s) For more information and interviews contact Richard Clarke on 07802 489947 ———————————————————————————————————————————

18th
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. £5 per person, £3 under 16's.
19th
Jul

Introduction to Weaving

Introduction to Weaving with Noni Mackenzie from 10 am - 2 pm. In a group of no more than 4 people, learn to use a hand weaving loom, experiment with a wide variety of yarns, colours, textures and patterns. Weave a bookmark, coaster or material for a small bag to take home. Cost £36 - Book through Airbnb
25th
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. £5 per person, £3 under 16's.
25th
Jul

Summer Social at the REconomy Centre

COMMUNITY + DRINKS + FUN

THURSDAY 25 JULY  / 5 - 8pm

Join us at the REconomy Centre Summer Social to meet fellow members and find out more about the important role we play to support a strong and resilient local economy.

Bring your best smile and something for the table to eat & drink. Interesting people and conversations guaranteed.

Everyone is welcome!

26th
Jul

Civic Hall Market

Every fourth Friday of the month there will be a new indoor market at the Civic Hall, Totnes with a collection of interesting and exciting stalls selling a variety of handmade products. Shelter from the elements and find delicious food to take away, arts & crafts, special gifts and much more. Open to visitors from 9 am - 4 pm. (Exhibitors set up from 8 am). For more information about exhibiting or visiting please contact Mairead on 01803 862147 or email mayor@totnestowncouncil.gov.uk.