Archives: What's On

25th
Oct

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.
26th
Oct

Family Forage Days at Sharpham Estate

Come and enjoy the wild abundance of the Sharpham Estate with your children. We will discover what the season has to offer and pick some wild plants to take back to our sheltered outdoor kitchen for a fun cook up. We’ll talk about which ones we can eat and will take the ones we need back to the woodland kitchen for a cook-up and simple wild food lunch. We will learn a little about fire and get the woodland fire lit where we can then relax in the warmth with herby bread and a warm drink and final questions. This day is for you if you are: adults and children of any age and experience who are looking to discover more about wild edible plants. interested in learning more about the natural world a beginner to foraging a fan of the Great Outdoors looking for a fascinating, family day out What should you bring? Snack - our lunch will be a late one and the foraging walk is a long one, so bring a healthy snack if you get peckish along the way Hat and warm clothes Waterproofs Good comfy shoes or wellies Paper and pen if you want to take notes Camera if you want to take pictures Bottle of water A basket for foraging, if you have one This event runs from 10.30 am to 2.30 pm, costs £5 per person and includes lunch. Booking essential.
2nd
Nov
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3rd
Nov

Stitch Fest

The southwest's biggest yarn festival is back for its 4th fabulous year on 2nd & 3rd November 2019 at the Civic Hall & The Grove School, Totnes. Stitch Fest 2019 will showcase some of the best independent makers, dyers, spinners and designers in the UK yarn industry along with an AMAZING workshop timetable. New this year is the Makers Hall. This hall on the Grove School site next to the Grove Hall marketplace, is dedicated to the handmade! This will be a haven of original work by some of the UK's most passionate and exciting crafters. Also new for 2019 is a timetable of demos and make-and-takes along with the regular, exciting workshop timetable. Come and join us for a fun weekend of workshops, talks and yarn-related happiness - and stock up on some really gorgeous yarns, fibre and accessories to take home! Workshop timetable & tickets are now on sale - day tickets £5 or weekend tickets £8. During the show, there will be a free park and ride service run by Bob the Bus (yellow minibus) between the KEVICC School site on Ashburton Road and both show venues.
2nd
Nov
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3rd
Nov

S D Railway – Half Price Weekend

To lower the curtain on our season we celebrate with our popular Half Price Weekend. The SDR is a seven mile former Great Western Railway branch line, built in 1872, which runs along the stunning valley of the River Dart between Buckfastleigh and Totnes. We run steam trains with heritage rolling stock and offer a wonderful all day, all weather attraction for families and people of all ages.
9th
Nov

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.
9th
Nov

dBs Music – Open Day

Open Day at dBs Music Plymouth Our Open Events are designed to give you an opportunity to visit and explore our amazing state-of-art Plymouth campus. Visitors will be able to learn more about dBs Music, hear from academic staff and students, and tour our facilities, workshops and studios. Pre-Booking required, register your interest here
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.
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 Markets

Indulge this Christmas and experience Totnes at its finest on Tuesday evenings in December. Devon's most famed Late Night Shopping events run from 3.30-9.30pm on 3rd, 10th and 17th. Up through the High Street's magnificent variety of shops intermingle delightful craft vendors and delicious food and mulled wine stalls. Buskers and carol singers will relax you into the Xmas shopping mood while the Cafes and Bars are open tempting you in with seasonal sparkle! The unique and diverse Totnes market , 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 you can tick off your Xmas lists in this most magical location. Park and ride by donation from Follaton 5.30-10pm. 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.