Archives: What's On

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
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22nd
Sep

Devon Open Studios

Devon Open Studios is a unique opportunity to meet artists in their studios in some of the most beautiful, unexplored parts of Devon. In addition to being able to buy art direct from the creator, many demonstrate, give talks or give you a chance to have a go. A cornucopia of art is on offer across Devon when over 200 resident artists and crafts people open their studios to show and sell their individual artworks to the public each September including areas around Totnes. The diversity of studios is remarkable; as here you can explore venues ranging from potter’s studios in meadows to medieval barns, sinuous sculpture gardens or garrets by the sea. These hidden havens reveal fascinating work in every medium that allows the opportunity to purchase affordable art, directly from the artist, and without gallery commission. Venture out on self-guided art tours using our free full colour event guide or just by spontaneously following the yellow arrows scattered about the countryside. Meet the artists, participate in workshops and events, or simply create your own journey of discovery in this most spectacular landscape. The event guide is available from the beginning of August in Devon Libraries, the Totnes TIC at Civic Square and arts and community venues across the county.
7th
Sep

Totnes Pride

To support lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex &/or asexual+ (LGBTQIA+) people, in South Devon and beyond, to lead empowered, fulfilled and authentic lives. The main parade starts at The Plains and heads up towards the Civic Square.
7th
Sep

Kingsbridge Show

A fantastic day out for all the family showing classes in horses, cattle, homecraft, horticulture, domestic pets.  Over 100 trade stands, 70 craft stands and 20 food stands with entertainment all day in the Main Ring. Plenty of parking and a free Tally Ho bus running from Kingsbridge Bus Station.
9th
Sep

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.
12th
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.
14th
Sep
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15th
Sep

River Dart 10K Swim

The Dart 10k was the first, and is arguably the finest, 10k swim on the open water calendar and 2019 is its tenth year. It has grown from 200 swimmers to 1600. The course of the Dart 10K is a unique journey punctuated by landmarks such as the Cormorant Tree, the white rock, Sharpham boat house and Bow Creek. It’s supported by volunteers from the local and swimming community who make it special. It’s not a race – we have some fantastic and some very fast swimmers, we have skin swimmers, disabled swimmers, newbies, butterfly swimmers – but whatever the level, the language of the day is different. It’s a journey, not a race, and there’s room for everyone in the river.