Welcome to Dartington

A centre for learning, arts and ecology

Welcome to Dartington

A centre for learning, arts and ecology

Welcome to Dartington

A centre for learning, arts and ecology

Current highlights

Our year-round, jam-packed programme of wonderful courses, talks, festivals and events. Browse them all here or take a look at some selected highlights below.

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February half term ideas

Looking for holiday inspiration? Our handy guide contains stuff to keep everyone happy, whatever the weather.

Parasite [15]

Barn Cinema, 21-27 Feb: Winner of multiple Oscars including Best Picture, this masterful satirical thriller is an absolute must-see.
Sustainable Interior Design with Jeremy Grove

Sustainable Interior Design with Jeremy Grove

13-16 May: An introduction to space planning and sustainable design with Jeremy Grove of the renowned Sibley Grove design practice.

Visiting Dartington

At our 1,200 acre estate, based in South Devon, there’s plenty to explore – from the natural beauty of the grounds, to our visitor attractions and year-round events programme. You can also make a stay of it with our historic hotel or campsite.

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Latest news

Diary: Notes from the Walled Kitchen Garden

Regular, rolling updates from the brilliant volunteer team at our beautiful Kitchen Garden! Follow the progress of this beautiful organic garden as zero-food miles produce is grown for our café, The Green Table and our restaurant, The White Hart.

Our interim managing director writes on latest developments at Dartington Hall

Alan Boldon reflects on recent changes at the Trust, and the range of activity taking place across the estate as a new decade begins.

Work begins on repairs to Old Postern roof

Work to repair the Old Postern, a Grade II* listed 15 Century building and home of Schumacher College, has now begun.

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Follow Dartington Hall’s social media exploits for regular updates on all our events and activity

Contemporary landscape artist Anthony Garratt (based at Dartington) has become well known for his large scale public installations. Join him for a talk next Thurs (27 Feb) where he will discuss the practical and physical realities of creating large scale works for long term display outdoors. Booking details online. Pictured: To All At Sea, Anglesey #landscapepainting #artinstallation #artforgood #artinthelandscape #dartington ...

Isn’t it time you joined the @thecraftrevolution?! ✊🏻 ・・・ You can do this. 4-8 March. Dartington has a long history of textiles and furniture making so it is a great pleasure to offer this unique workshop experience with a professional and inspiring tutor of upholstery @bristol_upholstery_collective You will upholster an item of your choice, using traditional upholstery techniques, tools and natural materials. What will happen during the class? You will learn traditional techniques and the materials required to upholster different styles of furniture. Through a series of tasks and demonstrations, you will learn the correct use of upholstery tools and materials. These include stripping existing upholstery, preparing timber frames and their reupholstery using webbing, stitched and nailed hessian, stitched horse hair, another layer of hessian and a final layer of calico. The piece is then finished with a final layer of students’ own top fabric and trim, using various edging techniques. Suitable small scale personal projects tackled on this course could be dining chairs, footstools, occasional chairs, piano stools and other types of stools. (In advance of the course, students are required to check their project is suitable with the tutor.) This five-day intensive course starts with a site-specific presentation on the Dartington Hall sofas dated 1812, the fabric mill, and the skilled crafts people at Dartington, plus an insight to approaching furniture renovation in the context of Dartington’s historic crafts scene. #upholstery ...

Ok so we’re more than a little excited about this... Aldous Harding is coming to Sea Change Festival at Dartington in May!! Full line up & tickets @driftseachange #seachangefestival #dartington #aldousharding #fieldmusic #totnes ...

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