The Totnes Women's Voices exhibition at Totnes Museum celebrates 100 years since at least some women won the hard fought for right to vote in a general election.
This exhibition features the audio/ visual presentation "Totnes Women's Voices 1918-2018". In it you will hear local women and girls from age 3 to 92 give their views on politics and voting, how life has changed and what they feel still needs to change.
You will also learn about local women activists from Totnes and Devon who were involved in the suffrage movement and there will also be an opportunity to share your views.
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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.
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.
Sunday Night Jazz
2nd - Philip Clouts Trio
9th - Jazz Jam Session
16th - Louise Parker Trio
23rd - NQJ Julian Piper
30th - Frisco Fiasco Experiment
3rd & 17th - Open Folk Sessions
11th - Irish Session
12th & 26th - Folk Singing Sessions
24th - Irish Session
Open Mic / Songwriters Every Thursday
6th - Songwriters Showcase
13th - Open Mic & Jam Session
20th - Launhpad
27th - Open Mic & Jam Session
10th - Community Quiz Night in aid of Co-ordin8
Every Tuesday - Purl & A Pint
20th - Poet's Talk
We would like to announce a new exhibition in St Mary's Church, Totnes featuring the photographers David and Ned Collyer and the artist Anna Ventura on behalf of the St Mary's Totnes Heritage Trust. The exhibition will be running for two weeks from June 9th.
Anna Ventura is the artist chosen by the Trust to produce an illustrated map to go on the floor of the church and will be displaying her preliminary drawings for the project. The map will stretch from St John's in Bridgetown to the Bay Horse, from the Castle to the Leechwells and will highlight our listed buildings and ancient monuments. We want to make it a snapshot of modern Totnes as well though, so we have given all the shops the chance to be featured specifically. We are also including a few more quirky details like Christopher McCabe's infamous, Black Pudding-enabled escape from his freezer and the march against plans to build on the market. It will be approx 15 square meters and lasered onto black lino on the floor. It will hopefully be a great new feature for the town. We intend it to become a focus for other exhibitions, tourist trails, marketing etc and of course, to encourage people into the church to enjoy its wonderful atmosphere.
David Collyer and his son Ned were given an assignment by the Trust, to photograph the people and buildings of St Mary's and to bring their differing, but complementary, eyes to bear on the contrast between modern Totnesians and the ancient buildings we live our lives in. They are documentary photographers from Wales and Bristol with close family ties to Totnes.
Our ‘Inspiration’ full day workshop is the perfect choice for those who are less confident to design the artwork themselves, as Steve has come up with the ‘inspiration’ for you. You will make up to three wall panels of 25cm x 25cm. You can choose from designs which Steve has already produced. He will show you how to recreate these in the glass, using stencils that have already been prepared.
£295 per person, booking essential.
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.
Join us for a fun and interactive introduction to the Transition movement. This tour will visit some of the environmental, social and economic projects associated and partnered with Transition Town Totnes, to give you an insight into how communities can work together to tackle some of our biggest challenges from climate change and food security, to energy shortages and creating strong local economies.
Who for? For local people and visitors (for private tours and group visits, click here)
When? Fridays from April to October between 3 pm and 6.30 pm (unless otherwise stated).
Cost: There is a suggested voluntary donation and all surplus, after expenses, goes towards the work of Transition Town Totnes, a registered charity. We suggest £20 for visitors and £10 for locals, but please pay what you can or what you think it is worth - it's up to you. And we really mean that - even if it is nothing! The most important thing is that you come.
Where: Market Square on Totnes High Street, between the tree and the ramp to the Civic Hall. We begin with introductions and then we will walk around town, stopping at projects and places of interest.
Contact: To book a place contact us by email or phone 01803 867 358.
Access: Please advise in advance of any mobility issues so we can make arrangements as necessary. Please note, the tour does involve plenty of time walking around town.
Can’t do the above dates, or looking for something more bespoke? If you can get a group together, contact us to discuss how we can do a tour especially for you.
A local artisan market at the Rotherfold Square in the Narrows at the top of town from 10 am - 4 pm, organised by The Kitchen Table and Me and East. Find locally made and handcrafted gifts and products, ready to eat food, buskers, a bar and more.
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.