4 Nights, 4 Acts
8 Beers and 8 Ciders
The Music Returns to The Bay Horse!
Thursday 23rd September: Songwriters Showcase, 20:00 - 22:00
Friday 24th September: Harbottle & Jonas
Saturday 25th September: Schofield Duo
Sunday 26th September: Louise Parker Trio
Discover the delights of pottery and sourdough wood-fired pizza at these special evening events in the Heart of Totnes.
Book tickets here for Friday 24th September
Book tickets here for Saturday 25th September
During the evening you will create your own unique items from clay. You can either choose and eat your pizza in the Mansion courtyard before you start your session or you can collect your takeaway at the end of your session ..... You choose.
Learn hand-building techniques, and the art of glazing and firing all in a couple of hours!
This is a fun, informal event held at The Mansion on Friday & Saturday evenings.
The workshops are run by Artist Lili John who has been working as a professional Artist for more than 20 years. Lili's studied antique porcelain restoration in the 1980s' and after a corporate career she developed her Art & Design practice in 2008.
Lili sells her ceramics internationally and she runs pottery and craft arts workshops in Totnes where she has lived for a number of years.
The delicious pizzas are made fresh onsite by Pizza Pirates.
They are more than just a pizza place, they're a social enterprise looking to do things differently. Our profits support work to help people overcome difficulties and lead meaningful lives.
N.B. Price includes: either a 12-inch pizza to share between 2 or an individual 8 -inch pizza and the pottery workshop (all materials, use of tools and kiln firing). The items made in the workshop can either be collected or shipped for a small additional fee.
Peep peep! Join Thomas & Friends for a day of family fun on the South Devon Railway. Take a ride behind Thomas, meet The Fat Controller and say hello to Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty and Dusty.
They will be at South Devon Railway for 24th, 25th & 26th September 2021.
Thomas and his friends are currently working hard to plan the activities for our “Days Out With Thomas” event which may have to be slightly different this year to make sure everybody stays safe with social distancing.
Very soon, we hope to be announcing what activities will be taking place and how everything will work, so keep an eye on our website for updates from Thomas.
Along the way, up to 400 runners will sample various culinary delights and take onboard liquid refreshments at a host of different venues, all whilst wearing fancy dress.
This run is designed to be purely for fun and to raise vital funds for the Dartmouth Food Festival 2021. It is most certainly not a race. The distance is around 13 miles or so and will be tough in places but the views and scenery will be spectacular and the camaraderie and support will make it all worth it!!
The closing date for entry is 9pm on Sunday, 12th September 2021 and all entries must be received by then, all participants must be 18 or over.
Please arrive at Steamer Quay, Totnes TQ9 6AL for registration time 8am-10.45am
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.
£8 per person, £4 under 16's.
The Tale tells of the adventures of Brutus of Troy and his Trojan people, sailing to Britain, befriending the Lady of the Leechwell by battling with the giant Gog-ma-Gog, and then founding the town of Totnes. Warmheart Community Projects, in the form of a team of local artists and educators, have been working with Year 4/5 children at St John’s and The Grove primary schools, learning the legend of Brutus, singing songs, making music, stamping clay medallions, creating dances, learning about metamorphosis in nature and making costumes using the Batik method - all in preparation for the grand procession on Sunday 3rd October.
Start Time 2pm – The event starts from the Play Galleon at Steamer Quay, Totnes and goes up the High Street, across the Market Square with a finale at the Leechwell Gardens around 4 – 4.30pm.
There is also a free Making Day at the Civic Hall on Saturday 25th September 10 - 4pm at which anyone who wants to join the procession can make headdresses, hats or props to use on the day.
Special thanks go to Totnes Town Council, South Hams District Council, Devon County Council , The Arts Council and the Elmgrant Trust, for their generous grants and support.
AUTUMN 2021 OPENINGS
Sundays and Wednesdays, 11am – 5pm
Lukesland is a 24-acre family-run garden in Dartmoor National Park, on the edge of Ivybridge, in the South Hams. Set in the picturesque valley of the Addicombe Brook, Lukesland is well-loved for its wonderful range of spring and autumn flowering shrubs and specimen trees, some dating from Victorian times.
We have new features in the garden for you to explore in 2021:
The Retreat in the Pinetum - built from Lukesland timber as a 90th birthday present at the request of Rosemary Howell, giving fine views of the wonderful redwoods planted in the 80’s by Rosemary and her husband Brian.
The Old Aviary scented garden - nestled in behind the camellias by the Tudor wall. A sunny spot to sit for a moment among herbs and other scented plants.
The Sound and Story Garden for children.
Adults £6, Visitors arriving on foot, bicycle or horseback: £5.50
Children under 16 and wheelchair-users go free. Parking is also free with disabled parking available.
Annual tickets are available for £20, allowing unlimited entry on normal opening days in 2021.
The Totnes Raft Race, known as ‘The River Dart Struggle ‘ takes place along the river Dart starting at Dart Bridge, Buckfastleigh, and on through a mixture of white water, fast-flowing weirs and calm stretches, and makes its way down to the finish in Totnes, a distance of some 13 Kilometres. This is acknowledged as one of the great river challenges and is an ideal corporate or group team-building exercise,
Each team must make its own raft out of a restricted list of approved materials. Crews between 2 to 10 people per raft, all-male, all-female or mixed, over the age of 18, can take part in an exciting struggle to the finish.
The South Hams Arts Forum is an active collective of over 100 artists and crafts people from across the South Hams, and has grown steadily since its foundation in 2000. SHAF mounts an annual Arts Trail during the second half of October which extends across the region, as well as two major exhibitions at Harbour House Gallery, Kingsbridge: Contemporary Passions in the summer, and Present Maker in early December.
The Arts Trail and SHAF's summer and winter exhibitions are well-established and receive excellent reviews. They attract visitors from all parts of the country and from overseas. All artist-members of SHAF are encouraged to showcase their work in SHAF exhibitions and events.