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14th
Sep

Kingsbridge 800

This year Kingsbridge will be celebrating 800 years of continuous trading in the town! In 1219, the Abbot of Buckfast granted Kingsbridge the right to hold a market and so the town was created. He recognised that the tidal waters of the estuary, as well as Kingsbridge’s central position in South Devon, would improve the transport of goods from the producers to the customers. To this day Kingsbridge proudly supports independent retailers and champions locally sourced produce. On Saturday 14th September, the town will celebrate by holding a market on the Town Square with stallholders selling, honey, jams and chutneys, jewellery and showcasing traditional crafts such as woodturning and spinning. There will be a historic carousel, medieval musicians and an 'Imaginarium' in a circus tent on the Town Square. In the Market Hall, there will be a Bayeaux tapestry for children to complete, and a storyteller. Stroll further up the town, stopping to browse the shops, and find talks on the history of the town and a display of birds of prey in the gardens of the Cookworthy Museum. Later on in the day there will be padddleboard jousting, a medieval banquet and the opportunity to put some local celebrities in the stocks! At 6.30pm in the Market Hall, there will be a Medieval Banquet, sponsored by 'Twenty Seven by Jamie Rogers'. Your ticket will include three courses and a welcome drink accompanied by medieval music. Tickets are £18 per person and available to purchase from the Kingsbridge Information Centre.
15th
Sep

Dining Trains at South Devon Railway

Join one of our popular Dining Trains from Buckfastleigh station and enjoy a traditional Sunday Lunch or Afternoon Tea. Sunday Lunch Enjoy a traditional three course Sunday Lunch aboard the 12.15 pm train from Buckfastleigh. Passengers will be served a traditional Soup, followed by a Roast Lunch with choice of meat and finished off with a choice of Dessert. Menu options are taken on the day at the table. Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian and Vegans options are available. Vegan main option must be pre booked by contacting South Devon Railway. Tea and Coffee will be served after the meal. A bar service is available on board providing a selection of wines, local beers, ciders and soft drinks. The train journey and meal take around two and a half hours. Tickets on board the South Devon Limited Restaurant Car for Sunday Lunch are £49 per person. This includes your train fare, first class supplement, all courses of your meal, and unlimited travel on other public SDR services for the whole day of your visit. Drinks are available to purchase from the at-seat bar service. Tickets are available to purchase in ‘tables of two’ or ‘tables of four’ and multiples thereof. We regret that due to the seating layout of the train it is not possible to purchase individual tickets or other than in multiples of two or four. Afternoon Tea Join the Restaurant Car from Buckfastleigh at 4:25 pm for a traditional Afternoon Tea of Sandwiches, Savories, Cakes and a Cream Tea served to your seat. Afternoon Tea has options for Vegetarians - must be pre booked. The Experience lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes and is the ideal way to indulge in traditional West Country delicacies whilst enjoying the beautiful Devon scenery. Tickets on board the South Devon Limited Restaurant Car for Afternoon Tea are £39 per person. This includes your train fare, first class supplement, all courses of your meal, and unlimited travel on other public SDR services for the whole day of your visit. Dates 15 Sept 22 Sept
19th
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.
21st
Sep

Write Now Totnes

This 1 day workshop is the first of its kind in Totnes and will include a rich mix of practical and inspiring experiences through workshops, talks, exhibition and performance. All the events will be led by experienced writers, poets and musicians. The programme will start at 10 am and finish at 9.30 pm with the final 2 sessions giving people an opportunity to present their work at an open mic event and enter a poetry slam competition. The events will take place across 5 different spaces at The Mansion, Fore Street Totnes giving people the opportunity to choose different activities. One of the workshops will be led by Nick Fletcher, an award winning author and journalist who was born in Shropshire and now lives in South Devon. As a features writer, he has had more than 30,000 articles published in national and regional newspapers and magazines. In this session he'll be covering writing for newspapers, magazines and online. If participants wish to bring any material for evaluation he'll be pleased to advise. Various ticket prices.  
21st
Sep

Vintage Bus Running Day

Free services all day to coast and country villages on buses from the 1930s to 1990s. Get a programme from the Kingsbridge Information Centre from the beginning of September.
21st
Sep

Ensemble Hesperi: The Pheasant’s Eye

Be guided through the musical scenery of 18th century Scotland through timeless folk tunes and infectious dance rhythms.
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Ensemble Hesperi offer an engaging programme based on Scottish Baroque music, from Scottish-born composers such as James Oswald and William McGibbon, They are joined by Scottish dancer Kathleen Gilbert to mix visual movement with a repertoire steeped in the iconic heritage of Scotland. Supported with public lottery funding from Arts Council England.
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Advance tickets £13 (under 18s £5) available from the  Dartington Box Office (01803 847070) and website, on the door £14/£5.
22nd
Sep

Dining Trains at South Devon Railway

Join one of our popular Dining Trains from Buckfastleigh station and enjoy a traditional Sunday Lunch or Afternoon Tea. Sunday Lunch Enjoy a traditional three course Sunday Lunch aboard the 12.15 pm train from Buckfastleigh. Passengers will be served a traditional Soup, followed by a Roast Lunch with choice of meat and finished off with a choice of Dessert. Menu options are taken on the day at the table. Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian and Vegans options are available. Vegan main option must be pre booked by contacting South Devon Railway. Tea and Coffee will be served after the meal. A bar service is available on board providing a selection of wines, local beers, ciders and soft drinks. The train journey and meal take around two and a half hours. Tickets on board the South Devon Limited Restaurant Car for Sunday Lunch are £49 per person. This includes your train fare, first class supplement, all courses of your meal, and unlimited travel on other public SDR services for the whole day of your visit. Drinks are available to purchase from the at-seat bar service. Tickets are available to purchase in ‘tables of two’ or ‘tables of four’ and multiples thereof. We regret that due to the seating layout of the train it is not possible to purchase individual tickets or other than in multiples of two or four. Afternoon Tea Join the Restaurant Car from Buckfastleigh at 4:25 pm for a traditional Afternoon Tea of Sandwiches, Savories, Cakes and a Cream Tea served to your seat. Afternoon Tea has options for Vegetarians - must be pre booked. The Experience lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes and is the ideal way to indulge in traditional West Country delicacies whilst enjoying the beautiful Devon scenery. Tickets on board the South Devon Limited Restaurant Car for Afternoon Tea are £39 per person. This includes your train fare, first class supplement, all courses of your meal, and unlimited travel on other public SDR services for the whole day of your visit.
26th
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.
27th
Sep

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.
27th
Sep
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28th
Sep

Two Day Course with Steve Robinson Glass

Designed for those who have already attended one of our one-day fusing workshops, this two day course will help you develop your glass fusing with enamels skills even further. You will now learn how to cut glass (straight lines and circles) and also how to use fibre paper for simple mould-making to create relief in your glass (sometimes called kiln-carving). £595 per person, booking essential.