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
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.
7th
Sep
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22nd
Sep

Devon Open Studios

Devon Open Studios is a unique opportunity to meet artists in their studios in some of the most beautiful, unexplored parts of Devon. In addition to being able to buy art direct from the creator, many demonstrate, give talks or give you a chance to have a go. A cornucopia of art is on offer across Devon when over 200 resident artists and crafts people open their studios to show and sell their individual artworks to the public each September including areas around Totnes. The diversity of studios is remarkable; as here you can explore venues ranging from potter’s studios in meadows to medieval barns, sinuous sculpture gardens or garrets by the sea. These hidden havens reveal fascinating work in every medium that allows the opportunity to purchase affordable art, directly from the artist, and without gallery commission. Venture out on self-guided art tours using our free full colour event guide or just by spontaneously following the yellow arrows scattered about the countryside. Meet the artists, participate in workshops and events, or simply create your own journey of discovery in this most spectacular landscape. The event guide is available from the beginning of August in Devon Libraries, the Totnes TIC at Civic Square and arts and community venues across the county.
21st
Sep

Open Day – Macrobiotic School

This school is about empowering people to create and maintain health and happiness using the enriching alchemy of macrobiotic cooking as a central way of creating physical health, along with emotional and mental balance.
FREE event - but booking essential. Please contact the office to book your place, either by phone or email.
10.30am - 12.30pm OR 2pm - 4pm
Talk with principal Oliver Cowmeadow on how we can all take charge of our health with balanced plant-based eating Cooking demo making some delicious plant-based dishes Free goodies bag including course discount vouchers Time to look around this very beautiful and peaceful house and gardens where we are growing much of the food we use in the kitchen
21st
Sep

Write Now Totnes

This 1 day workshop is the first of its kind in Totnes and will include a rich mix of practical and inspiring experiences through workshops, talks, exhibition and performance. All the events will be led by experienced writers, poets and musicians. The programme will start at 10 am and finish at 9.30 pm with the final 2 sessions giving people an opportunity to present their work at an open mic event and enter a poetry slam competition. The events will take place across 5 different spaces at The Mansion, Fore Street Totnes giving people the opportunity to choose different activities. One of the workshops will be led by Nick Fletcher, an award winning author and journalist who was born in Shropshire and now lives in South Devon. As a features writer, he has had more than 30,000 articles published in national and regional newspapers and magazines. In this session he'll be covering writing for newspapers, magazines and online. If participants wish to bring any material for evaluation he'll be pleased to advise. Various ticket prices.  
21st
Sep

Vintage Bus Running Day

Vintage Buses will depart Totnes for Kingsbridge at the following times: 8:40am 9.20am 9.40am 11:15am The Running Day will be centred on Kingsbridge Bus Station on the Quay, operating services from 10.00 until 17.30. The extensive network and full timetable give visitors the opportunity to ride on a range of vehicles to spectacular coast and country destinations all around Kingsbridge and the South Hams. The routes we plan to use were formerly operated by the Great Western Railway Road Motors, the Western National Omnibus Company and/or other local operators such as Tally Ho Coaches and the Coleridge Community Bus. In 2018 road closures affecting routes to the east of Kingsbridge encouraged us to explore the network to the west of the town.  These were popular and will feature again in the 2019 timetable. Features of Kingsbridge 2019 include: -Services to East Portlemouth, South Pool & Sherford, Goveton, Slapton, Salcombe, Hope Cove, Thurlestone, Bantham, Loddiswell, California Cross, Bigbury on Sea, East Allington, Kingston and Ringmore -Circular services provided by Coleridge Community Bus (in its 40th anniversary year) operating a route fr Kingsbridge to Beesands, North Hallsands, Kellation and Ford. Their bus provides low floor access unlike more ‘vintage’ vehicles.-Special free vintage bus services to coordinate with the Royal Visit and unveiling of sculptures in Kingsbridge and Salcombe as part of the Salcombe lifeboat 150th anniversary celebrations (0835 feeder service from Salcombe to Kingsbridge with timetable adjustments to suit possible short-term road closures). -Other circular services including Kingsbridge to Goveton, via Buckland-tout-Saints and Kingsbridge to Blackawton back through Strete and along the coast. -A circular ‘school’ service TNS004 through the Avon Valley combined with pre-war rail replacement route 177 from South Brent. -Coach excursions to Bigbury-on-Sea for the sea tractor and facilities on Burgh Island in the morning and to the sheltered bay of Blackpool Sands to the east of Kingsbridge in the afternoon. -Short workings with a town service via Rack Park and a circular to Churchstow offering round trip times of less than 30 minutes so enthusiasts can sample a greater number of vehicles in the course of the day. -Double-deck open-top rides on the Churchstow and Aveton Gifford services. -A number of routes with duplicate vehicles so that passengers can change vehicles at outer termini. -Refreshment opportunities with programme advertisers en route such as Burgh Island at Bigbury-on-Sea (Tour and Service 101), Millbrook Inn, South Pool (Service 99), The Sloop Inn, Bantham (102, 161), Salcombe Dairy ice cream (105, 100/109/100, 158), Aune Valley Café, Loddiswell (92/3, 103) and The Creeks End Inn, Kingsbridge -Refreshments at Loddiswell Station courtesy of the owners with proceeds going to Loddiswell PTFA to benefit the Pre-and Primary Schools (103). -Stagecoach service buses to and from Plymouth will operate through the day to the normal Saturday timetable
21st
Sep

Ensemble Hesperi: The Pheasant’s Eye

Be guided through the musical scenery of 18th century Scotland through timeless folk tunes and infectious dance rhythms.
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Ensemble Hesperi offer an engaging programme based on Scottish Baroque music, from Scottish-born composers such as James Oswald and William McGibbon, They are joined by Scottish dancer Kathleen Gilbert to mix visual movement with a repertoire steeped in the iconic heritage of Scotland. Supported with public lottery funding from Arts Council England.
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Advance tickets £13 (under 18s £5) available from the  Dartington Box Office (01803 847070) and website, on the door £14/£5.