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2017 General election – Totnes Constituency hustings at Dartington Hall

Catch up with our pre General Election ‘Question Time’-style hustings event, which gave Totnes Constituency voters the chance to hear from and question those seeking to represent them in parliament. Read More >>

Mona Nasseri (second from right) with colleagues from the Jali Ardhi project

Profile: Mona Nasseri

The Jali Ardhi - 'Care for the Land' - project is a remarkable study of the effects of soil erosion in East Africa. Here, Mona Nasseri, senior lecturer in ecological design thinking at Schumacher College, talks about the project and the challenges involved. Read More >>

Noisettes performing at Party in the Town. (c) Aubrey Simpson

Over 3000 turn out for free Totnes party

A celebration of the diversity of music and creativity in Totnes returned on Friday 28 April, as the second Party in the Town attracted 3,500 revellers. Read More >>

Fallow deer arrive at Dartington. Photo: Into the Woods Photography

Dartington Deer Park sees fallow deer arrive for Easter

Seventeen fallow deer have arrived at the Dartington Deer Park - the latest addition to a new visitor attraction being created that will bring 700 years of history alive for people of all ages, including local school children. Read More >>

Tiny House eco-pod on Dartington estate

Architecture students create unique camping experience

A striking new eco-pod for campers - designed and built by students from the University of Plymouth with Dartington's craft tutors - has been unveiled. Read More >>

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Statement from The Dartington Hall Trust in response to SHDC's Joint Local Plan development site proposals

The Dartington Hall Trust’s Chief Executive, Rhodri Samuel, has expressed serious concern about development proposals announced by South Hams District Council (SHDC). Read More >>

South Devon Refugee Support Network workshop

Refugee integration programme to be delivered by South Devon partnership

Plans for a year of activity to build cross-cultural connections and help South Devon-based refugees and asylum seekers settle in the UK have been given the go ahead thanks to a recently secured Big Lottery Fund grant. Read More >>

Joanna MacGregor at Dartington. (c) Kate Mount

Joanna MacGregor extends position as Artistic Director

The Dartington Hall Trust is delighted to announce that Joanna MacGregor OBE will be extending her position as Artistic Director for The Dartington International Summer School & Festival until summer 2019. Read More >>

The field at Dartington proposed for agroforestry use

Trust to test new multi-agency agroforestry model on 48 acres

The Dartington Hall Trust is pioneering a new model of agroforestry that aims to combine five food and farming enterprises to create an agroecological system that is both collaborative and commercially viable. Read More >>

Trust, TRESOC and Beco staff by Lescaze solar array

Listed 30s building goes solar in local partnership

A new 30kWh solar-PV array has been put on the roof of the Lescaze Offices in Dartington village to provide renewable electricity. Read More >>

A pupil demonstrates the best bit about getting hands-on at the Deer Park

Primary school children explore cob, wattle and ancestral treasure at Dartington’s Deer Park

The Dartington Hall Trust recently welcomed 57 primary school children, their teachers and volunteers from St Margaret's Academy in Torbay to its first pilot workshop for primary schools in its Heritage Lottery Fund supported Deer Park project. Read More >>

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Local climate change expert Nigel Topping joins the Dartington Hall Trustees

The Dartington Hall Trust has announced the appointment of businessman, environmental campaigner and long-time Totnes resident Nigel Topping as its newest Board member. Read More >>

Bob Tomlinson and potential self builders discuss the issues at a community consultation workshop in November 2016

Award-winning architects appointed to Dartington’s self and custom build project

The Trust has appointed an award-winning architectural practice to co-design its new development of self and custom build homes at the Plantation, Dartington Lane. Read More >>

Children get to grips with the new play facility

Fairytale fun as new play area launches at Dartington

A new natural play facility on the Dartington estate was launched recently with a unicorn-themed fun day for children of all ages. Read More >>

A student from Plymouth Universtiy works on the eco-pod at Dartington

Building the Field of Dreams

Architecture students from Plymouth University have been set the challenge of designing and constructing an eco-pod on the Dartington estate in a new collaboration. (Links to plymouth.ac.uk) Read More >>

Volunteers from the Language of Totnes School help clear and clean Deer Park wall rubble

Works starts to conserve Dartington’s Deer Park Wall following funding success

Work is now underway to breathe new life into Dartington’s 66 acre medieval Deer Park after The Dartington Hall Trust successfully met its £998,000 fundraising target in September. Read More >>

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Two new Board members appointed as Dartington seeks sustainable future

The Dartington Hall Trust has announced two new appointments to the Board with the aim of strengthening its foundations across social justice, social enterprise and partnership development. Read More >>

Deer Park Wall Phase 1 restoration

New heritage attraction gets green light – nearly!

The Dartington Hall Trust has secured new funding of almost £750,000 to repair and conserve a historically significant area of the 800-acre estate – a medieval Deer Park and its 18th century Grade II listed stone wall. Read More >>

Grow Wild at Huxhams Cross on Open Farm Sunday 2016

Dartington estate farmers club together to show how their gardens grow

Dartington estate farmers joined together to open their gates to over 250 local people curious about where their food comes from on Open Farm Sunday 2016. Read More >>

Children's commission at St Mary's Church. (c) Terry Jeavons Photography

Over 100 local children launch night on the town

Audiences enjoyed a wonderful free-flowing night of music sounding out from venues and squares across Totnes recently, in the biggest free party the town has ever known. Read More >>