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Agroforestry on farms essential to improve productivity and environmental protection

Major agroforestry trials - as pioneered on the Dartington Hall estate - should be established during the EU withdrawal period, according to a report launched by the Woodland Trust and Soil Association. Read More >>

Carito and Marina Rodriguez receiving their teaching diplomas from Dorothy Elmhirst

Spanish Civil War child refugees celebrated in weekend of events at Dartington

The lives of two sisters who escaped the Spanish Civil War in the late 1930s to make their home on the Dartington estate have been celebrated in a range of events including film, exhibitions and public discussion. Read More >>

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Local community hear Dartington Hall’s ambitious plans to reconnect to founders’ 1920s vision

Local people were invited to tell us what they think of progress made on realising ideas originally sparked at the Trust’s Open Space meetings in 2015/16. Read More >>

Emma Stenning at Bristol Old Vic Theatre CREDIT Geraint Lewis

Bristol Old Vic CEO Emma Stenning joins the board of The Dartington Hall Trust

The Dartington Hall Trust has appointed the Bristol Old Vic CEO, Emma Stenning, onto its board in a solid show of commitment to its arts programming, creativity and innovation. Read More >>

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Dartington Hall throws open doors to share its plans

We're welcoming local people to see work in progress on plans for its future inspired by the public – at three days of free displays, discussions and participatory sessions on the Dartington Hall estate. Read More >>

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Bird hide location to be reviewed

An update following the construction of a beautiful new bird hide on the Dartington Hall estate by University of Plymouth’s Department of Architecture students. Read More >>

Jon Perkin and his goats at Dartington Dairy

TRESOC awarded grant to develop Anaerobic Digester at Old Parsonage Farm

The proposed plant would process farmyard manures with other green materials - and potentially food wastes from cafés and restaurants on the estate - to generate electricity and heat. Read More >>

Dartington expands live arts programme as it reconnects with its radical roots

The country estate that brought radical arts to rural south Devon from the 1930s is reconnecting to its roots with a substantial investment in its arts programme which sees the launch of ‘Dartington Live’. Read More >>

Actors from the Natural Theatre Company as the Champernownes, who commissioned the original Deer Park wall in 1738.

Dartington Deer Park wall to be removed from Historic England’s ‘Heritage at Risk’ register

A 14th century deer park wall on the Dartington Hall estate that was in danger of being lost forever is to be removed from Historic England’s ‘Heritage At Risk’ register after repair and conservation works. Read More >>

Freshly-cast pewter arrowheads and their rubber mould, as created by KEVICC students

Secondary students’ arrows ready to fly in Dartington Deer Park education programme

Over 220 students from King Edward VI Community College (KEVICC), Totnes, have been spending time on the Dartington estate as part of a project combining historic and contemporary craft skills. Read More >>

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Work starts on first stage of Queen's Marsh wetland habitat restoration

Work has begun to transform Queen’s Marsh area into a wetland home for a vast array of wildlife - but the help of the public is needed to ensure the project can be completed. Read More >>

Dan Pearson. Photograph: Emli Bendixen

Grounds for celebration: Award-winning designer Dan Pearson appointed to rethink our Gardens

Leading landscape designer Dan Pearson has been commissioned to produce a creative masterplan and management plan for Dartington Hall's Grade 2* listed gardens. Read More >>

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 >>