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.
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
27th
Jul
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24th
Aug

Dartington International Summer School & Festival

Four weeks of shared music-making, learning and listening, from early music to classical to jazz. Courses for all ages and abilities, accompanied by over 100 concerts, set against the backdrop of a medieval estate in the heart of Devon.
1st
Aug
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31st
Aug

Bay Horse Inn August events

Sunday Night Jazz 4th - JAMES HARRIS’ BEAT BELT 11th - JAZZ JAM SESSION 18th - HAT 25th NQJ - HOT CLUB OF STONEHOUSE (Beer Fest Gig)   Folk Nights Monday 5th/19th - OPEN FOLK SESSIONS Monday 26th - IRISH SESSION (Beer Fest Gig) Tuesday 13th - IRISH SESSION Weds 14th/28th - FOLK SINGING SESSIONS   Open Mic/Songwriters every Thursday Thursday 8th - OPEN MIC & JAM SESSION Thursday 15th - LAUNCHPAD Thursday 22nd/29th - OPEN MIC & JAM SESSION   More Monday 12th - COMMUNITY QUIZ NIGHT in aid of Bob the Bus Every Tuesday - PURL & A PINT Thursday 22nd - POETS’ TALK  
18th
Aug
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29th
Sep

Kingsbridge Car Boot Sale

The 'Hello Kingsbridge' Car Boot Sale's will be held every Sunday from the 19th May - 29th September (excluding 21st & 28th July) in Kingsbridge Quay car park. Sellers are welcome to set-up from 8am, with buyers invited to browse from 9am - 12noon. Sellers will be charged £5, buyers are welcome to browse for free. The car boot sale usually attracts 20-35 cars and will go ahead whatever the weather as it is held on a hard-standing car park. The profits from each week will go to the following charities: 18th August - Kingsbridge & Saltstone Caring 25th August - Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum 1st September - Chernobyl Children's Lifeline 8th September - Prawle Point Coastwatch 15th September - South Hams Hospital League of Friends 22nd September - Kingsbridge Food Bank 29th September - Kingsbridge Community Garden
18th
Aug
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15th
Dec

Kingsbridge Farmers’ Market

1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. You'll find everything you'd expect from a farmers' market and more. Fruit and vegetables with as many as possible locally grown. A glistening array of fresh fish and crab landed locally. The smell of freshly baked bread and pastries still warm from the oven. Fresh meat served by the farmers who tended their livestock, properly hung and from contented animals. Luscious handmade cakes, a wide range of homemade preserves and sauces, cheeses, locally grown flowers, plants and herbs, pate's, pies, pasties and honey from Dartmoor. Free range eggs and local ale. An interesting and varied selection of local craft stalls - perfect for a gift to take home or for treating yourself. Well worth a visit to Kingsbridge Town Square between 9am - 1pm on the first and third Saturday of the month.
20th
Aug

Totnes Orange Races

The Totnes Elizabethan Society organise the Orange Races in commemoration of Sir Francis Drake as legend has it that the old sea-dog dropped his basket of oranges on Fore Street and the locals chased them down the slope. On 20th August this year, competitors must kick their fruit along the 450 metre course from the Market Square - they can’t pick it up and carry it. At least part of the orange must be intact by the finish. Races are arranged by age group with trophies for winners and runners-up. The youngest children race on the flat and end at the market and other competitors begin at that point and race all the way down the hill to the Seven Stars Hotel. All are welcome to come and watch this unique and lively event and soak up the great atmosphere. Entrants must register between 10 & 11 am on the day and the series of races follow until around 12.30 pm. Free to enter.
20th
Aug

Happy Birthday Harry

'Birtwistle is a towering figure in British music' New York Times Joanna MacGregor talks to Sir Harrison Birtwistle, introducing his short, spicy chamber pieces to celebrate his 85th birthday. The concert - performed by a supergroup of soloists - opens in the Courtyard, with a tattoo for two trumpets and side drums, and continues with songs, short piano pieces, brass esembles, with two of Harry's favourite composers, Stavinsky and Dunstable.

Birtwistle - The Silk House Tatto(in the Courtyard)

Birtwistle - The Message

Birtwistle - The Sadness of Komachi

Stravinsky - Three Japanese Lyrics

Birtwistle - Dance of the metro-gnome; Saraband: The King's Farewell

Birtwistle - Three Settings of Lorine Naedecker

Stravinsky - Three Pieces for String Quartet

Dunstable - Hocquetus

Birtwistle - Hoquetus Irvineus

Birtwistle - 3 Settings od Celan

Birtwistle - Sonance 2000

Sarah Gabriel, Gillian Keith sopranos

Tom Randle tenor

Jernej Albreht clarinets

Lydia Hillerudh cello

Paul Archibald, Lucy Humphris trumpets

Brett Baker trombone

Joseph Havlat, Stepheb de Pledge piano

Gildas Quartet

Dartington Brass Ensemble

20th
Aug

Late Night Brass Music

Calling all brass lovers and good-music-lovers! Virtuosic brass music rings out in the Great Hall, from the brilliance of Pergolesi, Rossini and Jeremiah Clarke to the vividness of Boris Blacher.

Paul Archibald trumpet

Lucy Humphris trumpet

Brett Baker trombone

Joseph Havlat piano