Latest news & blogs
We’re thrilled to share that The Barn Cinema, Dartington’s unique independent cinema housed in a converted 14th century barn, has received funding from the British Film Institute as part of the third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.
William Luz is known for creating colourful, abstract compositions using flowing, gestural lines. We commissioned him to create three exclusive prints for us in response to the gardens and landscape of Dartington. We talk to William about his practice and his series...
As our series of Dune screenings draws to a close, Barn programmer Ali Donkin examines the unusual history of Dune on the big screen.
Dartington Estate is part of a pilot project for the government’s new agri-environmental scheme to encourage farmers to manage their land in a more sustainable way.
We are looking for a Poet in Residence for our Grade II* Listed Gardens – a position open to any poet in the UK and that’s set to run from January to December 2022.
“It was the first time people from all religions and scientists have gathered together like this” – the Schumacher College founder describes an incredible event in his own words.
In an extract from a recently published book, Head of Schumacher College Pavel Cenkl celebrates the power the learning community to revolutionise education.
We are delighted to host one of the countries leading cheese writers, Patrick McGuigan, and Sharpham Cheese, for a academy course helping participants become accredited Associates of the Academy of Cheese.
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 pub, The White Hart.
Bond is back – and he’s not the only one, with our Roundhouse cafe/bar making a welcome return.
In this blog, Dartington bookbinder Mary Bartlett looks back at a number of artistic collaborations and projects that have shaped her life.
Last week, Dartington Trust was pleased to unveil a new commemorative plaque dedicated to Michael Young, whose influence has had such a lasting legacy here at Dartington.
Internationally recognized local artist, Mohini Chandra, has created a new work inspired by her walks on the Dartington estate during the Coronavirus lockdowns.
As part of our arts and ecology programme, five artists were selected for a residency in September, exploring new projects and ideas inspired by the natural, ecologically-rich surroundings, and the history of innovative art-making at Dartington.
We are delighted to be able to share with you that poet Alice Oswald is joining the teaching staff at Dartington Arts School as a senior lecturer on the Poetics of Imagination MA.
In January 2022, our MA in Arts and Ecology will begin at Dartington Arts School – and as a space for dialogue and exploration, we are seeking applicants for a residency alongside the academic programme.
Since 1953, summers at Dartington have meant one thing; the estate is filled with music during our Summer School and Festival. And this year, we’re delighted to also offer a programme of family-friendly and free events.
A blog about the new performance movement that is gathering momentum at Dartington Arts School with a Master’s programme starting early next year.
Troy Vine, our Holistic Science programme lead, asks how we might start searching for an objective knowledge of nature in the world today…
As a new project beings to attract swifts back to a disused church tower, volunteer Alistair Whybrow writes on his own fascination with these beguiling birds.
Students share their thoughts on the experience of studying on our postgraduate programmes over the past nine months.
A project to encourage swifts to return to the disused church tower on the Dartington estate has been set up the Trust’s conservation team.
We are thrilled to announce the Gustav Metzger Foundation Scholarship in partnership with Hauser & Wirth. The scholarship will support a student with refugee status or an application for asylum in the UK on our Arts and Place MA course.
We caught up with Justin, a well known wine communicator and ex-head of wine at Waitrose, as he prepares to head up our first-ever wine course.
Dr Sarah Elisa Kelly, lecturer in Engaged Ecology at Schumacher College blogs with her thoughts on what radical education means for her.
We caught up with Mike Record, who has worked at Dartington for four years and is responsible for our much-loved Grade II* Listed Gardens.
Jonathan Dawson, the Programme Lead for our highly-respected MA Regenerative Economics, blogs on the often forgotten but increasingly important philosophical dimension in modern day economics.
“I have been hit with sticks, I have had stones thrown at me and I have been spat at” – our tenant farmer issues a plea for visitors to help protect his livelihood.
We catch up with Tara Vaughan-Hughes, Food Lead for Dartington Trust, whose culinary influences are inspired by her native home in rural Vermont, USA.
A historic moment for learning at Dartington Trust as students on our two new MA programmes experienced their first day of teaching on site here at Dartington.