GYROSCOPE

GYROSCOPE tells the story of how we are reinventing the Dartington Project for the 21st century, and exploring how a place can help people live a more fulfilled life: from the food we eat, to the art that inspires us, to the communities that we’re part of and the impact we have on the world around us.

Read on for news, features, blogs and more.

new to dartington?

The Dartington Experiment began in 1925, when Dorothy and Leonard Elmhirst bought a crumbling estate and began to explore how a place could change the world. Today, we are creating a new Dartington Project for the 21st Century that is just as ambitious.

Further reading:
WHAT WE DO TODAY ⇒
OUR HISTORY ⇒

⇓ hot off the press

16mm film and Dartington: Then and now

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.

How to overcome fear as an aspiring entrepreneur

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.

Guest blog: How the story of one Totnes family came to the silver screen

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.

⇓ land use: innovative practice from field to fork

‘Fifteen’ chef takes over at the White Hart

‘Fifteen’ chef takes over at the White Hart

Our new White Hart restaurant chef has had it with conformity, crap service and egos. Eamon Fullalove, who comes from Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, explains how our mouth-watering new menu challenged ‘the usual convention that all food begins with the chef’s mind’.

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⇓ general news

England’s forestry specialists head to Dartington to plan for climate change

A multitude of tree lovers – from scientists to philosophers, foresters to artists, policy experts to designers – are convening at Dartington in response to the Climate Change Committee’s call to increase tree planting for zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Lifeworks charity finds a new home in Dartington

Local learning disability charity Lifeworks has acquired a new site at Webbers Yard, with plans to build a purpose-built base for its central charity offices, further education and training college.

‘Fifteen’ chef takes over at the White Hart

Our new White Hart restaurant chef has had it with conformity, crap service and egos. Eamon Fullalove, who comes from Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, explains how our mouth-watering new menu challenged ‘the usual convention that all food begins with the chef’s mind’.

An update on our funding plan

Over the last six months, the Dartington Hall Trust has begun the first phase of fundraising to transform the Dartington estate.

Our response to the Joint Local Plan publication

Read our response to the publication of a plan containing a new policy for the Dartington Hall estate.

⇓ learning at dartington

How to overcome fear as an aspiring entrepreneur

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.

New Report: Equality Impact Investing – from principles to practice

Inequality is one of the greatest and most pervasive social challenges of our time – so what can the social impact investing movement do to advance equality? A new report looks at these questions and more.

It’s official: Huge impact of social enterprise programmes revealed

A new impact evaluation report has highlighted the remarkable impact and reach of a key social enterprise support programme, which is delivered in the south west by Dartington’s own School for Social Entrepreneurs.

Lifeworks charity finds a new home in Dartington

Local learning disability charity Lifeworks has acquired a new site at Webbers Yard, with plans to build a purpose-built base for its central charity offices, further education and training college.

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.

⇓ arts, culture & events

⇓ blogs

16mm film and Dartington: Then and now

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.

How to overcome fear as an aspiring entrepreneur

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.

AWE: Helping local women to make a difference through social enterprise

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.

Guest blog: How the story of one Totnes family came to the silver screen

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.

Would you get intimate with the world’s tiniest cleaners?

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.

⇓ destination dartington

Metronomy lead singer comes home to headline Sea Change

The lead singer of Metronomy is to return to the fields of his childhood to headline the Sea Change festival this spring, so we caught up with him to find out how he feels about the green, green grass of home.

‘Fifteen’ chef takes over at the White Hart

Our new White Hart restaurant chef has had it with conformity, crap service and egos. Eamon Fullalove, who comes from Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, explains how our mouth-watering new menu challenged ‘the usual convention that all food begins with the chef’s mind’.

Our gardeners are going nuts about nuts

In the latest in our series of blogs from our gardens team, garden designer Dan Pearson’s vision is realised further through the creation of a new nuttery and wildflower meadow.

Sea Change partners with Dartington

In an exciting development for all parties, the third edition of Sea Change Festival will see the flourishing event enter into partnership with Dartington Hall, with the estate becoming one of the festival venues.

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