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.
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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.
⇓ hot off the press
⇓ land use: innovative practice from field to fork
Almost 500 of you participated in a survey aiming to help shape the future of the River Dart in Dartington. Here, Harriet Bell looks at some of the key findings.
The latest update on our silvopasture experiment, where trees are planted along with animals. Which tree guard will survive the attentions of our all-consuming goat population?
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’.
⇓ general news
⇓ learning at dartington
⇓ arts, culture & events
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.
We are privileged to welcome Revanta Sarabhai fresh from the Royal Opera House in Mumbai for a performance of Bharata Natyam, an ancient Indian classical art form.
The man behind the indie festival Sea Change, Rupert Morrison, tells how a legal wrangle that is well known to Totnes locals has reached a global audience.
⇓ destination dartington