Archives: What's On

16th
Nov
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17th
Nov

The Day I Fell Into A Book

Welcome to The Institute. We conduct experiments in to  the power of imaginations. We want to know what happens to your mind when you read. We want to get inside your heads. It is all perfectly safe. Trust us.

The Day I Fell Into A Book is an immersive storytelling adventure for 8-12 year olds and their grown ups, that explores the magic of reading and the vitality of young imaginations. Using binaural sound recordings, intricate lighting technology and projection, the audience is taken into a lost world of classic tales. The stories seep into the room and come alive all around us as we venture further into the deep recesses of our minds. A  3-dimensional sound and theatre experience for everyone who loves myths, legends and reading.   Times 11am and 2pm
19th
Nov

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.
21st
Nov

Guitar and Mandolin Concert

Roger Robinson (guitar) and Steve Wherly (mandolin) play duets and solo pieces from the 19th to the 21st century. Concert commences at 7pm St Mary's Church, Dartington Tickets £5 on the door. Refreshments will be served in the church after the concert.  
21st
Nov

Listening Club: Liam Byrne & Sara Mohr-Pietsch

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.
22nd
Nov

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.
3rd
Dec

Totnes Christmas Festival

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?”
7th
Dec

Full Day Freestyle Workshop with Steve Robinson

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.
7th
Dec
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8th
Dec

Santa by Steam

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 Essential Santa Times Our Santa by Steam departure times for 2019 are: 11:30 am 1:45 pm 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 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 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.
7th
Dec
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8th
Dec

Westcountry Equine Fair

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.
7th
Dec

Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas

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.