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Dartington Gallery - The Graffiti Tree

Event, Exhibition

We proudly present our first Gallery visual art exhibition featuring two outstanding artists, Jilly Sutton and Ian Carr. Brought together in this exhibition for the first time, ... read more

We proudly present our first Gallery visual art exhibition featuring two outstanding artists, Jilly Sutton and Ian Carr. Brought together in this exhibition for the first time, both artists are living and practising in the South Hams region but show on a national and international stage. ... read less

Mon 20-Sun 26 October at 09:00

Ida [12A]

Film

Seamlessly weaving together the deeply resonant narratives of two wonderfully realized characters, Ida is a beautifully filmedmeditation on identity set in Poland in 1962.18-year ... read more

Seamlessly weaving together the deeply resonant narratives of two wonderfully realized characters, Ida is a beautifully filmedmeditation on identity set in Poland in 1962.18-year old Anna, a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to become a nun when the Mother Superior insists she first visit her sole living relative. Naive, innocent Anna soon finds herself in the presence of her Aunt Wanda, a worldly and cynical Communist Party insider, who shocks her with the declaration that her real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered during the Nazi occupation. This revelation triggers a heart-wrenching journey into the countryside, to the family house and into the secrets of the repressed past, evoking the haunting legacy of the Holocaust and the realities of postwar Communism. ... read less

Mon 20-Tue 21 October at 14:00
Mon 20 October at 17:00
Tue 21 October at 20:00

Gone Girl [18]

Film

On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his beautiful wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, ... read more

On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his beautiful wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceit and strange behaviour have everyone asking the same dark question. Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?Directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl unearths the secrets at the heart of amodern marriage. ... read less

Mon 20 October at 20:00
Tue 21 October at 17:00
Wed 22 October at 14:00

Bookbinding workshop

Learning

Learn the arts of lead and brass typography or embark on your own restoration project under the guidance of skilled tutor, Mary Bartlett.

Learn the arts of lead and brass typography or embark on your own restoration project under the guidance of skilled tutor, Mary Bartlett. ... read less

Tue 21 October at 07:30
Tue 21, Thu 23, Tue 28 October at 14:00
Wed 22-Thu 23, Wed 29-Thu 30 October at 09:30

Flux: Forest of Bliss [15 TBC]

Film

Flux is an extended season of artist’s cinema, including films, documentaries, and special events.Robert Gardner’s incomparable film describes a day in the life of the Indian ... read more

Flux is an extended season of artist’s cinema, including films, documentaries, and special events.Robert Gardner’s incomparable film describes a day in the life of the Indian holy city Benares. An elemental journey through light and dark, fire and water, in which the river Ganges emerges uppermost as source of both consumption and redemption. Thoughrarely screened, the film has drawn praise from a generation of artists and thinkers, including the poet Seamus Heaney, “Robert Gardner transmits the sensation of the deep and literate gaze,and does so with an intensity that passes from the documentary into the visionary.” ... read less

Wed 22 October at 20:00

Family Gamelan

Event

Family Gamelan is open to children aged 7 to 14 yrs, and their families. Join expert gamelan tutor Saj Collyer and learn to play the Dartington Balinese Gamelan Orchestra – a ... read more

Family Gamelan is open to children aged 7 to 14 yrs, and their families. Join expert gamelan tutor Saj Collyer and learn to play the Dartington Balinese Gamelan Orchestra – a beautiful collection of tuned metallic percussion from the island of Bali in Indonesia. Played by up to 22 people, the set consists of xylophone type instruments, gongs and drums. The sound of the gamelan is rich, shimmering and mesmerising, and playing the gamelan is both a rewarding musical and social activity. Classes can inspire self-confidence, improve co-ordination and listening skills, and are also a great chance to try something new in a relaxed and friendly environment. ... read less

Thu 23 October at 16:30

Matt Harvey - Poet

Event

Writer, poet, enemy of all that’s difficult and upsetting, Matt’s way with words has taken him from Totnes to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships via Saturday Live, the ... read more

Writer, poet, enemy of all that’s difficult and upsetting, Matt’s way with words has taken him from Totnes to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships via Saturday Live, the Edinburgh Festival and the Work section of the Guardian. He is host of Radio 4’s Wondermentalist Cabaret, creator of Empath Man, and author of The Hole in the Sum of my Parts, Where Earwigs Dare, Mindless Body Spineless Mind and the newly published The Element in the Room. Matt has also just completed book and lyrics for the musical Rumplestiltskin which will open at the Egg Theatre in Bath this coming November (running until January).“One of the country’s finest performance poets” The Scotsman “Matt’s poetry puts a smile on your face and leaves a little wisdom in your brain” Fi Glover “Fabulously understated” The Dorset Echo ... read less

Thu 23 October at 19:30

The Boxtrolls 3D [PG]

Film: Barn Kids, Event

The Boxtrolls are a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the ... read more

The Boxtrolls are a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets ofCheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher, comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, ‘into the light,’ where he meets and teams up withfabulously feisty Winnifred. Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family. ... read less

Fri 24-Sat 25, Tue 28-Wed 29 October at 14:00
Sun 26 October at 12:30

‘71 [15]

Film

A young British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, and increasingly wary of his own ... read more

A young British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, and increasingly wary of his own comrades, the raw recruit must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorientating, alien and deadly landscape. ... read less

Fri 24-Sat 25 October at 17:00
Fri 24-Sun 26, Tue 28 October at 20:00
Mon 27 October at 16:00

Bolshoi Ballet (Live) - THE LEGEND OF LOVE

Event Cinema

The royal apartments of Queen Mekhmene Banu are plunged into mourning – her young sister, Princess Shireen, is dying. The Princess will only be saved if the Queen gives Shireen ... read more

The royal apartments of Queen Mekhmene Banu are plunged into mourning – her young sister, Princess Shireen, is dying. The Princess will only be saved if the Queen gives Shireen her beauty. The Queen decides to sacrifice herself, but later regrets her action when she is disfigured and Shireen falls in love with the Queen’s own lover, the painter Ferkhad. This splendid tale of forbidden love, self-sacrifice, jealousy and suffering returns to the Bolshoi stage after a ten-year absence. The Legend of Love is one of Russian master Yuri Grigorovich’s earliest choreographic works, and its storyline explores the conflict between love and duty through its two heroines. Featuring dance movements, sets and costumes inspired by the Middle East, this stunning ballet, which uses pure dance to tell the story, is further enriched by the talent of the Bolshoi troupe. ... read less

Sun 26 October at 15:00

Halloween Week

Event

Visit the Toy Shop for different daily activities! Friday is Trick or Treat day.

Visit the Toy Shop for different daily activities! Friday is Trick or Treat day. ... read less

Mon 27-Fri 31 October at 10:00

The Boxtrolls 2D [PG]

Film: Barn Kids, Film

The Boxtrolls are a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the ... read more

The Boxtrolls are a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets ofCheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher, comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, ‘into the light,’ where he meets and teams up withfabulously feisty Winnifred. Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family. ... read less

Mon 27 October at 14:00

Dartington Gallery - James Tatum Launch Evening

Event

James Tatum’s paintings are the direct result of observations and experiences at actual locations. All his paintings begin in the open air with drawings, water colours or acrylic ... read more

James Tatum’s paintings are the direct result of observations and experiences at actual locations. All his paintings begin in the open air with drawings, water colours or acrylic sketches. The larger works are then completed in the artist’s studio either in acrylics or oils. He works on paint on paper, board, and canvas. ... read less

Mon 27 October at 18:00

ROH Live: I Due Foscari (Opera)

Event Cinema

Plácido Domingo returns to give his first London performances of another major Verdi baritone role. I due Foscari is based on a play by Byron set in 15th-century Venice. The two ... read more

Plácido Domingo returns to give his first London performances of another major Verdi baritone role. I due Foscari is based on a play by Byron set in 15th-century Venice. The two Foscari of the title are the city’s Doge, Francesco Foscari (sung by Domingo) and his son, Jacopo (Francesco Meli), who has been brought back from exile to face charges of treason. Jacopo is innocent, but neither the pleas of Jacopo’s wife Lucrezia (Maria Agresta) nor those of his powerful father are enough to save Jacopo from condemnation by the hostile Council of Twelve. This taut, sombre drama provides the basis for one of Verdi’s most arresting early scores, not heard at the Royal Opera House since 1995 and newly presented in an acclaimed staging by the American director Thaddeus Strassberger, which had a much praised premiere in Los Angeles in 2012 and has gone on to further success in Valencia and Los Angeles ... read less

Mon 27 October at 19:15

Dartington Gallery: James Tatum

Event, Exhibition

James Tatum’s paintings are the direct result of observations and experiences at actual locations. All his paintings begin in the open air with drawings, water colours or acrylic ... read more

James Tatum’s paintings are the direct result of observations and experiences at actual locations. All his paintings begin in the open air with drawings, water colours or acrylic sketches. The larger works are then completed in the artist’s studio either in acrylics or oils. He works on paint on paper, board, and canvas. ... read less

Tue 28-Fri 31 October at 09:00

Maps To The Stars [18]

Film

With this tale of a secret-filled Hollywood family on the verge of implosion, director David Cronenberg forges both a wickedsocial satire and a very human ghost story from our ... read more

With this tale of a secret-filled Hollywood family on the verge of implosion, director David Cronenberg forges both a wickedsocial satire and a very human ghost story from our celebrity-obsessed culture. Meet the Weiss family, who are making theirway in a sun-soaked Southern California rife with money, dreams, fame, envy, angst and yearning. Stafford Weiss is a famed TV selfhelp therapist, whose show has brought him an A-list celebrity clientele. Meanwhile, Cristina Weiss has her work cut out managing the career of their disaffected child-star son, Benjie, a fresh graduate of rehab at age 13. The family is thrown further into turmoil by the reappearance of Agatha, their estranged daughter. ... read less

Tue 28 October at 17:00
Wed 29 October at 20:00

The Birthday Party - Harold Pinter

Event

Following this summer's  sell-out success of “Wind in the Willows”, Dartington Playgoers will soon be back at Dartington Hall, this time in Studio 1, with a very different ... read more

Following this summer's  sell-out success of “Wind in the Willows”, Dartington Playgoers will soon be back at Dartington Hall, this time in Studio 1, with a very different kind of play: Harold Pinter's early masterpiece “The Birthday Party”.Set in a run-down seaside boarding house, “The Birthday Party” has been described as a 'comedy of menace'. Pinter's writing is brilliant, funny, unsettling and thought provoking, and nearly sixty years after its first production it remains one of his most accessible and widely produced plays. A talented cast have started rehearsals and are highly enthused by it. ... read less

Tue 28-Fri 31 October at 19:30

Dolphin Tale 2 [U]

Film: Barn Kids, Film

It has been several years since young Sawyer Nelson and the dedicated team at the Clearwater Marine Hospital rescued Winter. With the help of Dr. Cameron McCarthy, who developed a ... read more

It has been several years since young Sawyer Nelson and the dedicated team at the Clearwater Marine Hospital rescued Winter. With the help of Dr. Cameron McCarthy, who developed a uniqueprosthetic tail for the injured dolphin, they were able to save her life. Yet their fight is not over. Winter’s surrogate mother, the very elderly dolphin Panama, has passed away, leaving Winter without the only poolmate she has ever known. However, the loss of Panama may have even greater repercussions for Winter, who, according to USDA regulations, cannot be housed alone, as dolphins’ social behavior requires them to be paired with other dolphins. Time is running out to find a companion for her before the team at Clearwater loses their beloved Winter to another aquarium. ... read less

Fri 31 October at 14:00

Effie Gray [12A]

Film

At the age of 19, Euphemia “Effie” Gray married John Ruskin, the 19th century’s greatest art historian and critic. Ruskin’s sexual dysfunction and his wife’s sexual ... read more

At the age of 19, Euphemia “Effie” Gray married John Ruskin, the 19th century’s greatest art historian and critic. Ruskin’s sexual dysfunction and his wife’s sexual innocence and inexperience in therepressed atmosphere of Victorian England are further complicated when Effie falls in love with pre-Raphaelite painter Sir John Everett Millais. Encouraged by her friend, author and art historian Lady Elizabeth Eastlake (played by Emma Thompson, who also wrote the screenplay), Effie seeks an annulment from her husband on the grounds that, after five years, the marriage has not yet been consummated. A scandalous trial ensues that exposes Effie’s private life to the glare of the public. ... read less

Fri 31 October at 17:00

Ghostbusters [12A]

Film

When their government grants run out, three oddball scientists go into business as paranormal investigators, The Ghostbusters. Armed with electronic paraphernalia, the team is ... read more

When their government grants run out, three oddball scientists go into business as paranormal investigators, The Ghostbusters. Armed with electronic paraphernalia, the team is spectacularlysuccessful in ridding New York of dozens of ghouls, ghosts and pesky poltergeists. When they stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, which will release untold evil upon the city, they are called upon to defeat a long-dead Babylonian demon in one of the most spectacular cinematic finales ever created. “Who you gonna call?” ... read less

Fri 31 October at 20:00
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