Roger Robinson (guitar) and Steve Wherly (mandolin) play duets and solo pieces from the 19th to the 21st century.
Concert commences at 7pmSt Mary's Church, Dartington
Tickets £5 on the door.
Refreshments will be served in the church after the concert.
Dartington Music Summer School & Festival presents a new series of Listening Clubs: intimate evenings exploring the art of listening through conversation and live music. Aimed at demystifying classical music and the concert experience, each event will introduce a musician appearing at our 2020 Festival. Join Artistic Director Sara Mohr-Pietsch as she launches the series with Liam Byrne, who will perform old and new work on the Renaissance viola da gamba, and discuss his practice of listening deeply to the music and secrets of the past.
Liam Byrne spends most of his time playing either very old or very new music on the viola da gamba. An obsession with the instrument’s most obscure 16th and 17th century repertoire is a recurring theme in his work, whether in devising baroque performance installations for the Victoria & Albert museum, or in collaboration with the Appalachian fiddler Cleek Schrey, or creating new electronic works with Icelandic composer Valgeir Sigurðsson.
Over the years, Liam has worked closely with a wide variety of musicians, from Damon Albarn to Emma Kirkby, and is a frequent guest of new music ensembles Stargaze, the London Contemporary Orchestra, and Crash Ensemble. With a background in Historical Performance and degrees from Indiana and Oxford Universities, Liam has played and recorded with many of Europe’s leading Early Music ensembles, including the Huelgas Ensemble, Dunedin Consort, The Sixteen, i Fagiolini, and the viol consorts Phantasm, Concordia, and most notably Fretwork, with whom he toured and recorded extensively for several years.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The whole family is caught up in the Christmas magic at Pennywell. Adults are welcome to take part in the Nativity or simply watch the delight and wonder on the children’s faces from the cosy straw bale seating, as the greatest story ever told comes to life.
Picture the scene . . a magical manger setting with all the Pennywell animals, the barn twinkling with hundreds of tint lights in the many Christmas trees and carols ringing out across the farm. Every child can become a star performer of they would like to. We have the costumes to provide a host of heavenly angels, shepherds watching their sheep, wise men travelling to worship, innkeepers and of course, Mary and Joseph.
The Christmas Journey continues as every child will be greeted personally by Father Christmas in his woodland grotto to receive their very special Christmas gift.
A warm festive welcome then awaits in Henny Penny's Cafe where the smell of mulled wine and delicious mince pies fill the air. Sit back and enjoy a tea or coffee while the children are treated to a homemade Christmas biscuit and a soft drink.
You need to allow two hours for your Pennywell Christmas experience, beginning with your Nativity performance to get you into the Christmas spirit, followed by a visit to Father Christmas and rounded off with festive refreshments.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your performance, remember to wrap up warm and don't forget to bring your camera.
Father Christmas arrives on Saturday 23 Nov at 9.45am. If you book this performance, arrive around 9.30am so that you are ready and wating to see him at arrive at the farm with his elves, Pennywell style.
Book your tickets!
Tickets for 9.45am on Sat 23, Sun 24, Sat 30 Nov and Sun 1 Dec include Breakfast with Santa.
Tickets for 2.30pm on Sat 30 Nov and Sun 1 Dec include a Cream Tea with Santa.
Totnes Town Council's Christmas Tree Lights Switch On
Meet Santa at our Christmas Grotto
Christmas Carols from our Local Schools
Free Art and Craft Tables
From 3.30pm Totnes Civic Hall
Indulge this Christmas and experience Totnes at its finest on Tuesday evenings in December. South Devon’s most famed late night shopping event, now called Totnes Christmas Festival, will run from 3-9pm on 3, 10 and 17 December. Up through the Medieval High Street’s magnificent variety of shops intermingled with delightful craft vendors and delicious food and mulled wine stalls. Buskers and carol singers will relax you into the Christmas shopping mood while the cafés and bars are open tempting you in with seasonal sparkle! There will be approximately 50-60 stalls in the main street and the Civic Square. There will also be two stages hosting live entertainment on all three nights; one will be in the Market Square and one in the Rotherfold. A free park and ride bus will be operating into town from Follaton House and coach parking is available at the Steamer Quay Car Park. Located at the very top of the High Street through the unique Narrows, the Rotherfold will be featuring the second stage, an open mic stage available for anyone who wishes to show off their talents. Nestled amongst softly lit trees, artisanal traders and the highest quality hot food traders, The Rotherfold is the hidden gem of the Totnes Christmas Festival absolutely not to be missed. The unique and diverse Totnes Christmas Festival, packed with an atmospheric and seasonal variety of traders, will feature bands, dancers and young local talents from the community. Add these dates to your festive diary now and you can tick off your Xmas lists in this most magical location. What’s not to love?”
During our ‘Freestyle’ full day workshop Steve will help you to make a large wall hanging (or curved panel to be freestanding) of 60cm x 30cm in your own design, 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.
£295 per person, booking essential.
Come and join Father Christmas for an enchanting experience at the South Devon Railway this Christmas.
Admire our wonderfully traditionally decorated carriages and stations as you take a warm and cosy journey to Totnes behind one of our majestic steam locomotives. Enjoy festive refreshments in your seat as the beautiful Devon countryside passes by the window and visit Father Christmas in his Grotto carriage with a gift for every child.
For the ultimate magical experience why not travel on one of our evening trains and soak up the wonderful ambience of our beautifully lit carriages and stations.
Advance Booking EssentialSanta Times
Our Santa by Steam departure times for 2019 are:
We advise that you arrive no later than 15 minutes before your booked departure time to allow time to book in and board the train.
Your experience starts in our cosy check-in marquee at Buckfastleigh Station, where you can briefly wait in the warm as Father Christmas’ elves prepare your train. Once Father Christmas gives the green light you will be taken through to board the train; our helpers will be there to guide you to your reserved seats.
Once you have found your seats, be sure to keep a look out for the Guard; when everyone is on board he will walk along the platform checking that everyone is “all aboard”. As we set off, the engine will whistle and we’ll be on our way to Totnes Riverside behind one of our majestic steam locomotives. As we depart don’t forget to wave to the Station Master!
During your journey you will be travelling in our beautifully decorated, warm and cosy, heritage coaches. You can sit back and enjoy the views as the complimentary refreshments are served to you at your seat. Each passenger will receive either a hot chocolate or fruit juice as well as a biscuit or mince pie.
Everyone will get to visit Father Christmas in his wonderful Grotto Carriage, with children receiving a gift, before our return to Buckfastleigh.
On arrival at Totnes station, with its’ traditional Christmas decorations, our steam locomotive will run around the carriages ready to take us back; we will have about 10 minutes before we depart again for Buckfastleigh.
Celebrating everything equestrian since 1996
Excellent master classes. A fantastic equine event for the West of England – fun, Christmas atmosphere!
Great competitive events: Pony club challenge; Unaffiliated Quadrille and Junior Show Jumping competition. Entry forms now available on the competitions pages.
Equestrian shopping village offering choice, quality, competitions to enter with great prizes and brilliant show offers.
Amazing breed village and heavy horse area.
New product discoveries.
BETA Equestrian Knowledge Zone including Robocob the mechanical horse.
A fantastic social event: come and join the west country’s equine community – meet up with friends and family at this equine extravaganza.
Get into the festive spirit with this wonderful festive day. Stalls are open all day along Fore Street selling Christmas treats, gifts and cards. A hog roast will be cooking and carol singers will entertain plus a visit from Santa.