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We are delighted to report that our Barn Cinema is receiving emergency funding to help us survive the ongoing venue shutdown due to COVID-19, thanks to National Lottery funding through the BFI Audience Network.
Research in Practice is part of our social justice arm, and is dedicated to supporting evidence-informed practice with children and families, young people and adults. Find out more about their work in this visual presentation of their recent activity. (Links to researchinpractice.org.uk)
5 June is World Environment Day, and this year’s theme is ‘biodiversity’. Land manager Rafael Pompa explains why biodiversity is so important – and what we’re doing to support it on the estate.
The Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of three new trustees to further strengthen their board and help shape Dartington’s work over the coming years.
A short documentary about our bookbinding tutor, Mary Bartlett.
We are delighted to be able to announce that the future of Dartington Hall Trust has been secured today with the sale of Broom Park and Sawmills West.
It is with great sadness that we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the Summer School & Festival 2020 due to the uncertainly caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
Soundart Radio, a community arts partner of the Dartington Trust, is inviting people to get in touch with them to record history in the making.
Not many of us take nearly a decade to finish a job – but our conservation warden is positively proud of the fact.
Will Kemp explores Dartington’s fascinating connection with one of the most influential American choreographers of the 20th century.
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.
Did you know Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite is being beaten only by The King’s Speech for post-win ticket sales? The Barn Cinema’s Ali Donkin writes on how one film could shake up an entire industry.
Work to repair the Old Postern, a Grade II* listed 15 Century building and home of Schumacher College, has now begun.
The Barn Cinema's Ali Donkin reflects on her Programmer's Pick for January, Taika Waititi's Jojo Rabbit. You can watch Jojo Rabbit at the Barn Cinema from Friday 10 to Thursday 16 January. Book tickets here.Springing out of a half remembered recommendation from his...
Ali Donkin, programmer at the Barn Cinema, runs through her top five films of the year…
Dartington Music Summer School & Festival has been nominated for the Devon Tourism Awards 2019/20 in the category of International Visitor Experience of the Year.
This week we are celebrating the launch of the first Accelerating Women’s Enterprise (AWE) Making a Difference programme in Plymouth.
In what ways can we help each other to succeed, as women? The key is to motivate ourselves to make those new connections with other women we admire, says Daisy Healy of Dartington’s Accelerating Women’s Enterprise (AWE) programme.
Schumacher College’s medieval parsonage, once home to the half-brother of Richard II and also to the celebrated botanist William Keble Martin, is among the latest buildings to be added to annual Heritage at Risk Register.
We’re pleased to announce that dogs are now welcome in the White Hart bar and restaurant. Good news for two regular faces around the estate, writes proud owner, gardener Michael Record.
As environmentalism goes mainstream and increasing numbers of organisations declare a climate emergency, Andrea Kuhn meets those who’ve been trying out the deep social, economic and cultural changes needed to get us out of this mess.
We have been anticipating the arrival of ash die back at Dartington for some years. It’s now unequivocally here – and we are urgently seeking your support to enable us to remove diseased tress from across the estate.
What are raptors, and why are we trying to attract them to Dartington? Estate warden Mike Newby explains why birds of prey are vital to the farmers, gardeners and land managers who work here at Dartington.
The Dartington Trust has appointed the artistic director and chief executive of Dance Umbrella, Emma Gladstone, to its board.
As a new film produced entirely on old-fashioned 16mm film roll comes to our Barn Cinema, Will Kemp tells the astonishing story of how film production shaped Dartington Hall throughout the decades.
Why do so many projects, enterprises and businesses fail to get beyond the initial idea phase? Daisy Healy explains why fear is the entrepeneur’s greatest enemy – and how to overcome it.
The Dartington Hall Trust is sad to announce that, after four years in post, Chief Executive Rhodri Samuel will be leaving the Trust.
With only 17% of start-ups in the UK being founded by women, something needs to change – so The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) Dartington are offering free training and expert mentoring to support women all over Devon to set up enterprises and community projects.
The Warburtons are a family who live at peace with the land and vow to never take more from it than they give. Here, director Kim Laureen tells us more about meeting them and understanding their story.
As a brilliant new production comes to Dartington, we catch up with artistic director Chris Pirie to find out exactly what an Intronaut is, and how Elvis Presley’s fatberg almost became the star of the show.