Archives: What's On

26th
Apr
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27th
Apr

Dartington Community Choir Spring Concert

Dartington Community Choir proudly presents the celebrated baritone Roderick Williams singing Vaughan Williams’ dramatic “A Sea Symphony” and Stanford’s “Songs of the Fleet” with the choir, soprano Catherine Hamilton and the Dartington Sinfonietta. Simon Capet, the choir’s conductor and director of music, has chosen the choir’s dramatic concert programme to resonate with the Mayflower 400 commemorations. Forceful and emotional, “A Sea Symphony” of 1909 is set to verses by Walt Whitman and evokes courageous sailors exploring vast oceans, through all their immense dangers and beauties, as a metaphor for the individual soul’s journey through life – much like the Pilgrim Fathers’. With bold, energetic and vivid orchestration, Vaughan Williams sought to capture the essence of the new 20th century before World War 1: its optimism, its new science and its sense of adventure. The programme will also include Charles Stanford’s “Songs of the Fleet” of 1910; like “A Sea Symphony”, these five songs set to the poems of Sir Henry Newbolt are a celebration of the sea and the profound demands it makes on those who confront it with their hopes. Dartington Members receive 20% off a full price ticket. Discount should apply automatically once logged in.
29th
Apr
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3rd
May

Transition Town Totnes Film Festival

TTTFF20: our next festival will be in Spring 2020 – again in partnership with the Barn Cinema in Dartington and our own local venue, Totnes Cinema. Transition Town Totnes Film Festivals show films on a range of important issues – including climate change, food production, declining resources and the value of community.  We also address key challenges of our time such as refugees, global exploitation, social exclusion/justice, and women’s empowerment. We seek to present films which provide hope, inspiration and imaginative solutions whilst not avoiding the stark realities we are currently facing. Unlike most film festivals we do not just show recent releases but rather present stimulating films which have not been commercially distributed. Many sessions offer time for discussions, often with the film-makers themselves and relevant speakers.  There are also film-making workshops over the weekend for both children and adults.
5th
May
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29th
Sep

Elizabethan Markets

The Elizabethan Markets in Totnes will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020 and will be officially opened by local historian Todd Gray. From May - September every Tuesday morning, traders dress in Elizabethan costume in the Civic Square and sell a variety of items from second-hand books to jewellery, cushions, plants and more.  Run by the Totnes Elizabethan Society - check their Facebook page for more information.
7th
May
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10th
May

Railes & Ales South Devon Railway

Twice a year the South Devon Railway celebrate with a feast of steam and diesel trains and their famous beer and cider festival. Trains will be running all day with departures from each end of the line (Buckfastleigh and Totnes) at frequent intervals throughout the day. At Buckfastleigh the London Transport Routemaster bus runs trips to Buckfast Abbey and along to Ashburton, the original terminus of the line. The garden railway and all the usual attractions from the museum to the gardens and gift shop will be open. At Staverton the beer and cider festival will be in full swing, usually from 11am until late offering a selection of ales, craft beers and ciders to from Devon Diesel Society’s award-winning bar. The Staverton Buffet Coach opens to serve a variety of hot & cold snacks, teas, coffees and soft drinks.
15th
May
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17th
May

Dartmouth Music Festival

The 23rd Dart Music Festival will be an all encompassing three day music event staged in and around the beautiful town of Dartmouth. The 2020 event will be held on 15th, 16th and 17th of May and will bring together an eclectic and hugely talented group of artists once more for this entirely free to attend festival for all to see.
17th
May

Piggy Pilates

Pilates teacher Faith Taylor will be leading the Piggy Pilates sessions at Pennywell followed by coffee, continental breakfast and piggy cuddles. While there will be plenty of fun to be had, Pilates has many benefits including improving posture, movement quality, mobility, flexibility, mental cognition and core strength. The fitness Pilates classes are relaxed, non-intimidating and accessible to all. The experience begins at 9am and includes: -50 minutes of Piggy Pilates in the Farmyard (there is an undercover area if it's wet). -Coffee and continental breakfast in the Coffee Cabin -Piggy cuddles -Full admission into the Farm to stay and enjoy the rest of the day. Normal loose clothing will be fine - recommended that you bring a warm layer for afterwards. Please bring a mat or a towel. Tickets £35. Limited to 15 places per session. Private sessions can be arranged for a minimum of 6 people. Email info@pennywellfarm.co.uk for details.
21st
May
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23rd
May

Devon County Show

Devon's Big Day Out with entertainment, shopping, animals and food & drink. Taking place on 21st, 22nd and 23rd May 2020 at Westpoint Showground, Exeter you'll find a packed programme of entertainment in the Main Arena alongside livestock competitions, a Food Fair, a Children's Farm and so much more. Thursday & Friday - 7.30am - 6.30pm Saturday - 7.30am - 6.00pm
22nd
May

Sea Change Festival

Sea Change returns for its fifth edition. 22nd, 23rd and 24th of May 2020 in Dartington. Always intimate, always different, always special, always rare.
27th
May
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28th
May

David Walliams’ Mr Stink at Dartington

EARLY BIRD OFFER: Book before the end of February and receive an Early Bird discount of 10%! You’re invited to celebrate Annabelle’s 10th birthday, hosted by everyone’s favourite MP candidate, Janet Crumb! (Almost) everyone is welcome… that is, everyone apart from Chloe’s particularly smelly new friend, Mr Stink. Join Heartbreak Productions (creators of the sell-out Gangsta Granny production at Dartington Hall last year) for David Walliams’ best-seller Mr Stink on the outdoor stage. Pack a picnic, grab a chair and dress for the weather. Packed with fun, humour and a heart-warming message, this touching tale provides the perfect family entertainment. On Wednesday 27th May and Thursday 28th May at 3pm. Price: £16 | U16 and Concessions £12 Book tickets online here or contact the Dartington Box Office.
6th
Jun
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7th
Jun

English Riviera Air Show

The English Riviera Airshow has been bringing families and friends together since 2016, this free event has grown in popularity over the last few years attracting in excess of over 165,000 spectators to the Bay over the two days. Torbay’s natural amphitheatre provides a unique and stunning location, creating the perfect stage for a coastal event which kickstarts the UK’s Airshow season. Hosting an incredible air display programme, the Airshow features the best military and civilian display teams, including the RAF Red Arrows, RAF Typhoon Display Team, RAF Tucano T1 and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, featuring the Hurricane, Spitfire and Dakota. The 2020 event will take place over the weekend of 6-7 June.