Archives: What's On

25th
Oct

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.
25th
Oct

Dartmouth’s Mayflower Story

Totnes Boating Association is hosting a talk about Dartmouth's Mayflower Story presented by a team from Dartmouth Mayflower 400, on Friday 25th October from 7.30 pm. All welcome - particularly River Dart users.
25th
Oct

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.
26th
Oct

Family Forage Days at Sharpham Estate

Come and enjoy the wild abundance of the Sharpham Estate with your children. We will discover what the season has to offer and pick some wild plants to take back to our sheltered outdoor kitchen for a fun cook up. We’ll talk about which ones we can eat and will take the ones we need back to the woodland kitchen for a cook-up and simple wild food lunch. We will learn a little about fire and get the woodland fire lit where we can then relax in the warmth with herby bread and a warm drink and final questions. This day is for you if you are: adults and children of any age and experience who are looking to discover more about wild edible plants. interested in learning more about the natural world a beginner to foraging a fan of the Great Outdoors looking for a fascinating, family day out What should you bring? Snack - our lunch will be a late one and the foraging walk is a long one, so bring a healthy snack if you get peckish along the way Hat and warm clothes Waterproofs Good comfy shoes or wellies Paper and pen if you want to take notes Camera if you want to take pictures Bottle of water A basket for foraging, if you have one This event runs from 10.30 am to 2.30 pm, costs £5 per person and includes lunch. Booking essential.
26th
Oct

POTTERY WORKSHOP – HANDBUILDING TECHNIQUES

DATE:  Saturday 26th October 2019
TIME: 12 pm until 2:30 pm
LOCATION:  The Pottery Studio, The Mansion, Fore Street, Totnes, TQ9 5RP
Come play with clay in the pottery studio at The Mansion.
This two-and-a-half-hour fun informal workshop which is facilitated by local Artist Lili John, will cover some of the basics of hand-building with clay. Create your own unique piece of pottery which will be kiln fired and glazed and made available for your collection thereafter. PRICES: £10.00 per person (£7.50 concession subject to T&Cs). TO BOOK TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pottery-workshop-hand-building-techniques-tickets-76949990493
28th
Oct
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2nd
Nov

Stitches in Time – Halloween. Celebrating ancestors with textiles.

A second visit to this intimate gallery in Totnes, Devon. An exploration of globally sourced antique carpets, rugs and textiles with a topical emphasis on how these artefacts venerate the generations, seasons and traditions that came before… Stitches in Time a curated selling exhibition of  tribal rugs, carpets and textiles. Our featured image is of an Indonesian ‘Hinggi’ cloth from Sumba Islanders, woven in two halves from soft cotton – warps are individually hand-dyed using Indigo in conjunction with other dyes before weaving Exhibition opens at 10am on 28th October and closes at 5pm on November 2nd
30th
Oct
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31st
Oct

Halloween Spooktacular at Dartington

This Halloween Dartington Hall will be taken over by Lord Jake England-Johns, the Lord of Haunted Dartington…bringing with him his band of fire breathers, stilt walkers, jugglers and light workers! To celebrate we will be illuminating our gardens after dark, turning them in to a magical and gloriously spooky trail. Lighting the way through the grounds, our trail will lead you to hideaways where you can take part in the creepiest of crafts, grab a toffee apple surrounded by soundscapes, or be thrilled by seriously spooky storytelling in the graveyard. So get dressed up in your scariest outfit and head down to Dartington for a deliciously dark frightfest that’s suitable for all ages. Halloween at Dartington…the most frightfully wonderful way to spend All Hallows’ Eve! Please note: While this is will obviously be a ‘spooky’ event, all ages can enjoy it. Given the trail and activities will take around 90 minutes to fully explore and enjoy, we think that children ages 3 and above will enjoy it the most. Ticket Prices: £12 per person £50 per family of five Either book online or via the Box Office - open daily 1 - 7pm
1st
Nov

Galmpton Bonfire Night

An evening with the enthusiasts of Galmpton Touring Park. The night begins in the lower field at 6.30 pm with the Bonfire Lighting Ceremony. You are welcome to arrive early at 5.30 pm and take part in the fire torch procession which gathers at the entrance for a park tour. The entertainment follows on to include a Pyrotechnic Light Display starting at 7.30 pm. The theme will be Viking Norse Mythology, giant fire god Jo’tnar and we will also be celebrating the gunpowder plot of 1605 by burning an effigie of Guy Fawkes. Vocal group Duncan and Stav will be on stage initially followed by Soloist Rob Hunt after the fireworks. We expect the evening to finish between 8.45pm – 9.00pm with the fire extinguished by a privately owned fire engine. The event is kindly supported by Eric Lloyd Estate agent, Stockman & Loram funeral directors, EMS waste services, JC Plant Hire and Galmpton Touring Park. Tickets: Adults £10, Children £5, Disabled & Partially sighted £5. Food and refreshments are available on site including a Licensed Bar, Hog Roast, Fish and Chips, Tea and coffee. Tickets available at The Galleon Stores and The Manor Inn, Galmpton or contact 07879442416 / partridge1972@hotmail.co.uk.
2nd
Nov
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3rd
Nov

Stitch Fest

The southwest's biggest yarn festival is back for its 4th fabulous year on 2nd & 3rd November 2019 at the Civic Hall & The Grove School, Totnes. Stitch Fest 2019 will showcase some of the best independent makers, dyers, spinners and designers in the UK yarn industry along with an AMAZING workshop timetable. New this year is the Makers Hall. This hall on the Grove School site next to the Grove Hall marketplace, is dedicated to the handmade! This will be a haven of original work by some of the UK's most passionate and exciting crafters. Also new for 2019 is a timetable of demos and make-and-takes along with the regular, exciting workshop timetable. Come and join us for a fun weekend of workshops, talks and yarn-related happiness - and stock up on some really gorgeous yarns, fibre and accessories to take home! Workshop timetable & tickets are now on sale - day tickets £5 or weekend tickets £8. During the show, there will be a free park and ride service run by Bob the Bus (yellow minibus) between the KEVICC School site on Ashburton Road and both show venues.
2nd
Nov

Bonfire & Fireworks Event

Our popular Bonfire & Fireworks Event returns in November 2019! The spectacular display is back with a bang! Bonfire & Fireworks Event takes place at River Dart Country Park, Saturday 2nd November. Tickets available from midday Friday 4th October £6.75 per person Age 2 and under – Free Family of Four – £22.00 (Note: Bonfire & Fireworks event ticket gives you all-day access to the extensive adventure playgrounds at River Dart Country Park. Dare Devil activities at additional cost) FAQS How much are tickets? £6.75 per person. Age 2 and under – Free. Family of Four – £22.00 When do online tickets go on sale? Fri 4th October 2019 at midday When do online ticket sales end? Fri 1st November 2019 at midday Can I buy tickets on the day? Limited tickets will be available on the day and charged at our normal Day Visitor rates What is included in my ticket price? Entry to the Bonfire & Fireworks Event and access to the Adventure Playgrounds Are there any concessions? Due to the reduced ticket price, there are no concessions available Is Bonfire & Firework Event included in my annual membership? Annual Membership holders gain free entry to Bonfire & Firework Event Do you have to pay for parking at the event too? Parking is included in your online ticket price or day visitor price Do I have to print my ticket off? Tickets can be displayed on mobile devices Can I bring sparklers? Sparklers are not recommended due to the mess they can leave behind Useful To Know Age 2 and under gain free entry (no ticket required) There is limited Blue Badge Parking available Park opens at 08.30am and closes at 8pm No refunds available 7-day return visit offer (Does not apply to Bonfire and Fireworks Event)