Archives: What's On

17th
Dec

A Winter’s Evening with Reg Meuross

On tour from October with new album RAW – a record that follows on from Faraway People and December to complete his trilogy of solo works – Reg will be performing new material at the Great Hall as well as songs of history, protest, love, loss and legend from thirteen previous albums. A true troubadour and constantly on the road, Meuross has the gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance, painting pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung. Masterfully accompanying himself on guitar, harmonica, banjo and dulcimer and captivating audiences with his beautiful tenor voice, witnessing a Reg Meuross performance is to experience a journey into the heart, soul and songs of one of England’s finest writers. 8pm Tickets: £15, Concession £12, 10% Members Discount
18th
Dec
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24th
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. Santa Times Our Santa by Steam departure times for 2019 are: 11:30 am 1:45 pm 4:00 pm 6:00 pm Except for Christmas Eve when departure times will be: 11:00 am 1:15 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. The on-train experience will last approximately 1 ¾ hours.
24th
Dec
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27th
Dec

Dartington at Christmas

Make it a Christmas to remember at Dartington Hall this year. Join us for a 2 or 3 night stay and enjoy the warmth and charm of the Medieval Hall and the splendour of prehistoric Kent's Cavern. On Christmas Eve enjoy 'Carols in the Caves', a candlelit tour and mulled wine with mince pies at the prehistoric Kent's Cavern before heading back to Dartington Hall for a delicious roast buffet in the Medieval Feasting Hall at the White Hart. Enjoy a festive breakfast at your leisure on Christmas Day, a 5 course festive lunch and light evening buffet in the Great Hall, and test your mettle with the White Hart Quiz, explore the wonderful Grade II listed gardens or why not relax with some board games in one of our lounges. On Boxing Day you will have another relaxing breakfast before a fond farewell - unless you're extending your stay for a third night.
31st
Jan

London Baroque: Les Amours Baroque

Outstanding viol player Charles Medlam and his daughter Hannah, a soprano, are joined by theorbo player Alex McCartney for a programme of 17th century songs and instrumental music from London, Paris and Rome. Featuring vocal works by William Lawes, Purcell, Michel Lambert and Marc-Antoine Charpentier, and a cantata in French written during Handel's sojourn in Rome. Virtuoso bass viol pieces from France's foremost “Maître de viole” are complemented by some  wonderfully rich theorbo pieces by Robert de Visée, Louis XIV’s favourite lutenist. Advance tickets £13 (under 18s £5) available from the Dartington Box Office (01803 847070) and website (boxoffice@dartington.org), on the door £14/£5. For more see totnesearlymusic.org.uk
29th
Feb

Continuum: A celebration of Bach

Some glorious music from the composer described in his day as 'the Miracle of Leipzig', From violin sonatas with basso continuo to solos for each instrument, this wide-ranging programme includes the great Sonata in A major for violin and keyboard, the beautiful G major Basso Continuo Sonata, and a highlight from The Art of Fugue. TEMS is delighted to be bringing flautist Liz Walker and Continuum  back to Totnes after a nine year gap. Advance tickets £13 (under 18s £5) available from the  Dartington Box Office (01803 847070) and website (boxoffice@dartington.org), on the door £14/£5. For more see totnesearlymusic.org.uk.
18th
Apr

Joglaresa: The Enchantress of Seville

A welcome return for one of our most popular ensembles!
Joglaresa explore the roots of Iberian song - from the motets from the convent of Las Huelgas, and Arab-Andalusian ballads, to Judeo-Spanish romanzas.
With medieval and traditional instruments from Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Joglaresa perform songs, kept alive through centuries of tradition - a colourful and timeless kaleidoscope of Occident and Orient connecting the Occident to the Orient, and the 11th to the 21st century.
Advance tickets £13 (under 18s £5) available from the Dartington Box Office (01803 847070) and website (boxoffice@dartington.org), on the door £14/£5. For more see totnesearlymusic.org.uk