Archives: What's On

19th
Oct

Bingo Night – Totnes Civic Hall

Eyes down at 7.30pm Refreshments available and a great raffle too! Come along and join in to help raise much needed income for Totnes Caring.
24th
Oct

Bounce at the Park

Bounce at the Park returns in 2019 at River Dart Country Park, it has been re-scheduled from 29th September to  Thursday 24th October due to weather reports. A day of fun-filled bounce sessions with a range of exciting inflatables to choose from. Limited Early Bird Tickets Available: Age 5+ £6.00 per person Age 3 – 4 £3.00 per person Dogs £4.00 each Group of x3 for Ages 5+ £18.00 (Note: Bounce at the Park ticket gives you all-day access to the extensive adventure playgrounds at River Dart Country Park. Dare Devil activities additional cost).
24th
Oct
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26th
Oct

It’s Hot It’s Not – Reckless Sleepers

Why is it that sometimes I’m hot but you’re cold? Why are there puddles and sometimes not? How can it be sunny and rainy all at once and also not at all? And if it’s summer here, why is it winter there? Reckless Sleepers is an extraordinary company who make work between visual art, dance and theatre. This surreal, funny and carefully crafted physical performance explores the weather in all its forms and takes delight in discovering the world anew and how we experience it differently, wherever we are. A highly visual show with no spoken language and plenty of music and sound effects.  ‘forty-five minutes of pure fun‘ Curious Mum ‘This is a 45-minute-long performance aimed at youngsters 2 to 5, though certainly not limited to that age group. A babe in arms next to me seemed captivated and accompanying adults were enjoying it too.’ British Theatre Guide. Box Office open daily 1pm - 7pm
24th
Oct

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.
24th
Oct

Wine Sparkle Off

Devon vs Cornwall Wine Sparkle Off on 24th October from 7 pm at the Solar Room, The White Hart, Dartington. Price per head £25.00 to include: Wine tasting and canapes. A relaxed sparkling wine tasting comparing the best the south west has to offer. Tasting of 8 wines from Devon and Cornwall. To book, please call our Sales Team on 01803 847147 or email bookings@dartingtonhall.com
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.
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