Archives: What's On

27th
Jun

Spooky Men’s Chorale

The Spooky Men's Chorale are coming to Totnes! This world-renowned group has been delighting audiences across the globe for years so the townsfolk of Totnes and the surrounding region are in for a real treat. Renowned for a combination of Visigothic bravado, absurdist humour and eye-moistening tenderness, the Spookies, in middle age, are more masters of their territory than ever before, with five critically-acclaimed albums under their belt. Brandishing a shiny brand new CD Welcome to The Second Half, the magnificent, craggy ensemblage of heavenly singing male bodies return to the UK in 2019, ever more comfortable with their whimsical humour and musical breadth – a winning spectrum of Georgian songs, pindrop-beautiful ballads, highly inappropriate covers and immaculate man anthems. Glorious Chorus will be supporting The Spooky Men at this gig. Glorious Chorus is an acclaimed a capella choir directed by International Award Winning Songwriter Helen Yeomans. Tickets: £22 and £18 (concession) with an online booking fee. Click on the website link to book tickets.  
27th
Jun

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.
27th
Jun

Talk from Lucy Zawadzki

Lucy Zawadzki spent 3 months in the West Bank of Palestine as an independent observer and she's coming to Totnes on 27th June to share her experiences. Come along to the Methodist Church at 7 pm to hear her reminiscences and find out what it's really like to live in an occupied territory. Entry is free though there will be a collection tin to cover expenses.
28th
Jun

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.
28th
Jun
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29th
Jun

Two Day Course with Steve Robinson Glass

Designed for those who have already attended one of our one-day fusing workshops, this two day course will help you develop your glass fusing with enamels skills even further. You will now learn how to cut glass (straight lines and circles) and also how to use fibre paper for simple mould-making to create relief in your glass (sometimes called kiln-carving). £595 per person, booking essential.
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
4th
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.
5th
Jul
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15th
Jul

Ways With Words

A vibrant and joyful 10-day event, a chance for those who read books to meet those who write them. The setting is glorious, the atmosphere is invigorating. People come together in spectacular surroundings to share the pleasure and power of language and ideas.
5th
Jul

Transition Walks

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.
9th
Jul

Evening Taster Course with Steve Robinson

During this 1.5 to 2 hour workshop from 7 - 9 pm you will make your own curved tealight panel which we’ll fire for you overnight, ready for collection the next day. Whether you already work in glass, or are a complete novice, Steve will tailor your tuition accordingly. £45 per person, booking essential.