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
As environmentalism goes mainstream and increasing numbers of organisations declare a climate emergency, Andrea Kuhn meets those who’ve been trying out the deep social, economic and cultural changes needed to get us out of this mess.
We have been anticipating the arrival of ash die back at Dartington for some years. It’s now unequivocally here – and we are urgently seeking your support to enable us to remove diseased tress from across the estate.
What are raptors, and why are we trying to attract them to Dartington? Estate warden Mike Newby explains why birds of prey are vital to the farmers, gardeners and land managers who work here at Dartington.
⇓ 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.
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