Archives: What's On

23rd
Aug

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.
24th
Aug

Piano Coffee Concert

Enjoy this Piano Coffee Concert from 11 am on Saturday 24th August at St Mary's Parish Church, Totnes. Classical pianist Gillian Langton ARCM performs works by Scarlatti, Chopin & Albeniz. Admission £5 on the door. Coffee and home-made cakes on sale from 10.30 am.
28th
Aug

Wild Explorers at Sharpham

Join Sharpham Trust wildlife leaders on a friendly nature stroll looking for butterflies, crickets, grasshoppers and more on Wednesday August 28 from 2 pm to 4.30 pm. This is NOT at Sharpham House - please meet at Lower Sharpham Farmyard, Ashprington, Totnes, TQ9 7DX. Starting at the farmyard, you'll head out onto the meadows alongside the Sharpham Drive cycle path and down to the reed marsh by the River Dart with sweep nets, pooters and picture ID guides in hand! Maximum distance 1–1.5 miles, some uneven ground, mud tracks, sloping grassland paths and gentle up-and-down hills. This day is for you if you are: Adults and children of any age and experience looking to learn more about the natural world A fan of the Great Outdoors Looking for a fascinating, family event This event costs £3 per child. Adults attend free of charge based on the following: Max number of adults per child is 2 Max number of children per adult is 4 Adults must accompany their children for the whole event
29th
Aug

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.
31st
Aug

Water for the Forgotten Million

Totnes fundraising day for the Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh. We invite you to join us, support your local charity, and enjoy a day and evening of jolly good fun in Totnes on the 31st August. During the day we will have lots of children's activities, open mic sessions, talks from the field and much more to see and do. In the evening we welcome you to purchase your tickets for an evening of entertainment. 10am - 5pm - Thai Street Food, Open Mic Sessions, Local Beer and Cider, Fun activities, Talks from the Field and much more. 6pm - 10pm - purchase your tickets for the evening event. Tickets include food, drinks, live music from Skedaddle and a Silent Disco from Devons' infamous Silent Event Hero. There will also be an opportunity to enter into our raffle with fantastic prizes. Come along and join us when you can, donate where you can and spread the word how you can, to support Groundwater Relief and their work in Bangladesh. All money raised goes towards ensuring the sustainability of water supply for the Forgotten Million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. To confirm your TICKETS: Call Chris on 07773298744 or email admin@groundwater-relief.org Tickets: Minimum donation of £12.00 before the event , £15 on the door!  
2nd
Sep
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6th
Sep

River Cottage Wellness Retreat

Feel rested, rejuvenated and inspired by a Retreat to River Cottage. Spend four nights on the farm and enjoy a programme of energising events that include two days in our cookery school with nutritionist Naomi Devlin, daily yoga with Barbara Mella, mindfulness and a renewed sense of what matters to you under the guidance of wellness tutor Beth Kempton. Based at the stunning 17th century HQ and 100 acre smallholding, the inspirational programme includes some of our favourite elements of River Cottage combined with the skills of expert contributors, carefully designed to encourage a more holistic approach to life. You are invited to step away from the rush and chaos of every day and reconnect – with nature, with food and with yourself. Through expert nutrition advice, guided reflection, mindful outdoor activities, fireside conversations, yoga and more, you will learn how to create space in your life for what you love, and make choices that support your physical and emotional wellbeing. Choose to stay in one of 3 of our newly refurbished farmhouse bedrooms or snuggle up in a bespoke LoveaBell tent in our wildflower meadow. Visit the River Cottage website for more details, T&Cs and information on prices.
4th
Sep

Discovering Sharpham Heritage Day

Find out about Sharpham's history and explore the Grade 1-listed house and gardens at our Discovering Sharpham Heritage day. Join us for a packed day of talks, tours, music by Devon's award-winning folk musician Jim Causley and delicious Sharpham food in the majestic 18th Palladian villa overlooking the River Dart.
5th
Sep

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.
6th
Sep

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.
7th
Sep

Piano and Clarinet Recital

Enjoy this Piano and Clarinet Recital from 3.00 pm on Saturday 7th September at St Mary's Parish Church, Totnes. Two prodigious young musicians, Veronika Shoot and Anna Hashimoto are giving a joint piano and clarinet recital in St Mary’s Parish Church. They will perform works by Clara and Robert Schumann, Poulenc and Veronika’s father, Vladislav Shoot among others. Tickets: £10 in advance from the CREATIVE CRAFTS & NEEDLEWORK SHOP (directly opposite St Mary’s Church); £12 on the door.