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The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society [12A]

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society [12A]

  • Tue 24th Apr, 2pm & 5pm & 8pm. Wed 25th Apr, 2pm & 5pm & 8pm. Thu 26th Apr, 2pm & 5pm & 8pm. Fri 27th Apr, 2pm | £5.80

After WWII, young writer Juliet Ashton begins a correspondence with members of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, who share their experiences of the island’s Nazi occupation. With an idea for a book, Juliet goes to visit the island.

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Pre-Cinema meal deal at The White Hart

Pre-Cinema meal deal at The White Hart

  • Tue 24th Apr, 5:30pm. Wed 25th Apr, 5:30pm. Thu 26th Apr, 5:30pm. Sun 29th Apr, 5:30pm. Mon 30th Apr, 5:30pm. Tue 1st May, 5:30pm. Wed 2nd May, 5:30pm. Thu 3rd May, 5:30pm. Sun 6th May, 5:30pm. Mon 7th May, 5:30pm

Attending an evening film at Dartington Hall’s beautiful Barn Cinema? Take advantage of this great value deal – and we’ll make sure you get to your film on time. Film times vary but you will need to arrive at The White Hart by 6.30pm.

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Group Exhibition: My Looking Ripens Things

Group Exhibition: My Looking Ripens Things

  • Wed 25th Apr, 9am. Thu 26th Apr, 9am. Fri 27th Apr, 9am. Sat 28th Apr, 9am. Mon 30th Apr, 9am. Tue 1st May, 9am. Wed 2nd May, 9am. Thu 3rd May, 9am. Fri 4th May, 9am

Karen Lorenz and Kate Walters are inspired by their personal and spiritual reactions to the world around them. Curated by art.earth and Dartington Arts.

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Crafted: Printmaking (10-week course)

Crafted: Printmaking (10-week course)

  • Wed 25th Apr, 10am. Mon 30th Apr, 10am. Tue 1st May, 10am. Wed 2nd May, 10am. Mon 7th May, 10am. Tue 8th May, 10am. Wed 9th May, 10am. Mon 14th May, 10am. Tue 15th May, 10am

Printmaking is one of the most intriguing and absorbing of the visual arts, and these workshops offer the chance for all levels of experience to learn in a warm and enthusiastic atmosphere.

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The Aller Park Project – David Matthews

The Aller Park Project – David Matthews

  • Wed 25th Apr, 10am. Wed 2nd May, 10am. Wed 9th May, 10am. Wed 16th May, 10am. Wed 23rd May, 10am. Wed 30th May, 10am. Wed 6th Jun, 10am. Wed 13th Jun, 10am. Wed 20th Jun, 10am. Wed 27th Jun, 10am

A centre of education for the recognition, encouragement and dissemination of spiritual values and a resource for the local and wider community.

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Dartington Gardens tours

Dartington Gardens tours

  • Wed 25th Apr, 11am. Wed 2nd May, 11am. Wed 9th May, 11am. Wed 16th May, 11am. Wed 23rd May, 11am. Wed 30th May, 11am. Wed 6th Jun, 11am. Wed 13th Jun, 11am. Wed 20th Jun, 11am. Wed 27th Jun, 11am

Our volunteer-led tours are a brilliant opportunity to discover the secrets of our glorious Gardens.

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Totnes Young Peoples Theatre

Totnes Young Peoples Theatre

  • Wed 25th Apr, 5:30pm. Wed 2nd May, 5:30pm. Wed 9th May, 5:30pm. Wed 16th May, 5:30pm. Wed 23rd May, 5:30pm. Wed 30th May, 5:30pm. Wed 6th Jun, 5:30pm. Wed 13th Jun, 5:30pm. Wed 20th Jun, 5:30pm. Wed 27th Jun, 5:30pm

An award-winning youth theatre, with a history of offering exciting opportunities for young people, TYPT has worked with many young people in mainstream, alternative and home education.

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Crafted: Life Drawing, Spring 2018

Crafted: Life Drawing, Spring 2018

  • Thu 26th Apr, 6:30pm. Tue 1st May, 10am. Thu 3rd May, 6:30pm. Tue 8th May, 10am. Thu 10th May, 6:30pm. Tue 15th May, 10am. Thu 17th May, 6:30pm. Tue 22nd May, 10am. Thu 24th May, 6:30pm

A new series of contemporary Life Drawing classes in the Shippon Artists Studios, Dartington with Isabel Coulton

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Deer Park Guided Walks

Deer Park Guided Walks

  • Fri 27th Apr, 11am. Fri 4th May, 11am. Fri 11th May, 11am. Fri 18th May, 11am. Fri 25th May, 11am. Fri 1st Jun, 11am. Fri 8th Jun, 11am. Fri 15th Jun, 11am. Fri 22nd Jun, 11am. Fri 29th Jun, 11am

A 700-year-old story awaits you on our volunteer-led Deer Park tours – learn about the people who lived here, the magnificent landscape, the deer themselves and the abundant wildlife.

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Carito y Marina - Entertainment Night

Carito y Marina - Entertainment Night

  • Fri 27th Apr 2018
  • 7pm
  • £5.00

Includes poetry and music performed by Visible Ink and Deborah Paige, performing "Marina and Me". Part of the 'Carito y Marina: From Bilbao to Dartington' weekend at Dartington.

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Ghost Stories [15]

Ghost Stories [15]

  • Fri 27th Apr, 8pm. Sat 28th Apr, 3pm. Sun 29th Apr, 8pm. Mon 30th Apr, 2pm & 8pm. Tue 1st May, 5pm. Wed 2nd May, 5pm | £8.20

Professor Phillip Goodman, psychologist and arch-skeptic, has his rationality tested to the hilt when he stumbles across a long-lost file containing details of three terrifying “hauntings”. Shaken by what he reads, Goodman embarks on a mission to find rational explanations for these ghostly stories.

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Crafted: Sourdough Croissants, Bagels & Crumpets - weekend course

Crafted: Sourdough Croissants, Bagels & Crumpets - weekend course

  • Sat 28th Apr, 10am. Sat 16th Jun, 10am. Sat 22nd Sep, 10am. Sat 24th Nov, 10am | £120.00

Take your bread baking to a whole new level on this weekend course by learning to make these breakfast favourites using a sourdough starter, adding flavour and wow factor.

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Crafted: Spring Tonics - SOLD OUT

Crafted: Spring Tonics - SOLD OUT

  • Sat 28th Apr 2018
  • 10am
  • £75.00

As wise women have done over the centuries, we'll harness the power of plant goodness to cleanse and rejuvenate our body and spirit using the medicinal herbs of spring.

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Carito y Marina - Why Not Now?

Carito y Marina - Why Not Now?

  • Sat 28th Apr 2018
  • 2:30pm

A public discussion on welcoming and supporting refugees, asylum seekers and displaced people in the UK asking where we have been, where we are now and the future we want to see.

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MET Opera: Cendrillon [12A]

MET Opera: Cendrillon [12A]

  • Sat 28th Apr 2018
  • 5:55pm
  • £20.00

Long-suffering Cendrillon lives a life of drudgery until fate, romance, and a touch of fairy magic intervene. For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous version of the Cinderella story comes to the Met in this imaginative storybook production directed by Laurent Pelly. Superstar Joyce DiDonato sings the title role.

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Carito y Marina - Celebration Spanish Meal

Carito y Marina - Celebration Spanish Meal

  • Sat 28th Apr 2018
  • 7pm
  • £25.00

At The Green Table Café. A Spanish buffet-style meal to celebrate the lives of Carito and Marina Rodriguez – part of the "Carito y Marina: From Bilbao to Dartington" weekend including exhibitions, events and public discussions at Dartington.

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Ensemble Moliere-Telemann & his Friends in Paris

Ensemble Moliere-Telemann & his Friends in Paris

  • Sat 28th Apr 2018
  • 7:30pm
  • £14.00

This is the final concert in the 2017/18 Totnes Early Music Society Season. This programme belatedly marks the 250th anniversary of Telemann's death in 1767. In 1737, he met several great musicians in Paris including Blavet, Guinon, and Forqueray.

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Felix

Felix's Machine with Plaid

  • Sat 28th Apr 2018
  • 8:30pm
  • £14.00

Felix Thorn is an artist who creates music using audiovisual sculptures designed and constructed by himself. The project Felix’s Machines was originally built as an acoustic set of machines intended for gallery exhibitions, installations and intimate performances.

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Crafted: Design & Create Your Own Cut Flower Garden - one and a half day course

Crafted: Design & Create Your Own Cut Flower Garden - one and a half day course

  • Sun 29th Apr 2018
  • 10am
  • £100.00

Learn how to create a cutting garden to harvest your own exquisite flowers on this one and a half day course.

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Wedding Fair

Wedding Fair

  • Sun 29th Apr 2018
  • 11am

Meet over 20 of the South West’s best suppliers & experts and let them inspire you. The fair will be packed with practical tips & ideas, and all the creativity, imagination and excitement you need to make your dream wedding a reality.

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Wedding Open & Showaround Days

Wedding Open & Showaround Days

  • Sun 29th Apr, 11am. Sun 21st Oct, 11am

Come along to one of our regular opportunities to view our medieval Grade 1 listed building, glorious Grade 2 listed gardens, and find out how our venue can be the perfect setting for your big day.

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Making Mondays - Arts Lab

Making Mondays - Arts Lab

  • Mon 30th Apr, 12:30pm. Mon 7th May, 12:30pm. Mon 14th May, 12:30pm. Mon 21st May, 12:30pm. Mon 4th Jun, 12:30pm. Mon 11th Jun, 12:30pm. Mon 18th Jun, 12:30pm. Mon 25th Jun, 12:30pm. Mon 2nd Jul, 12:30pm. Mon 9th Jul, 12:30pm | £15.00

Fun and relaxing lunchtime workshops for both beginners and experienced artists with Sara Downham-Lotto. Guidance in playful experiments in drawing, painting and collage. A great chance to meet people and enjoy building creative confidence.

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After School Junior Arts Lab

After School Junior Arts Lab

  • Mon 30th Apr, 4:30pm. Mon 7th May, 4:30pm. Mon 14th May, 4:30pm. Mon 21st May, 4:30pm. Mon 4th Jun, 4:30pm. Mon 11th Jun, 4:30pm. Mon 18th Jun, 4:30pm. Mon 25th Jun, 4:30pm. Mon 2nd Jul, 4:30pm. Mon 9th Jul, 4:30pm | £10.00

After school art club for 8-13 year olds with Sophy D’Angelo. Developing ideas and talents in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, students learn new skills and experiment with mixed media. The work created will be exhibited at Arts Lab in July.

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Dynamic yoga classes

Dynamic yoga classes

  • Mon 30th Apr, 7pm. Mon 7th May, 7pm. Mon 14th May, 7pm. Mon 21st May, 7pm. Mon 28th May, 7pm. Mon 4th Jun, 7pm. Mon 11th Jun, 7pm. Mon 18th Jun, 7pm. Mon 25th Jun, 7pm

The Yoga Body present dynamic yoga classes to work the body, calm the mind and nourish the soul.

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Arts Lab: Open studio days

Arts Lab: Open studio days

  • Wed 2nd May, 10am. Thu 3rd May, 10am. Fri 4th May, 10am. Wed 9th May, 10am. Thu 10th May, 10am. Fri 11th May, 10am. Wed 16th May, 10am. Thu 17th May, 10am. Fri 18th May, 10am. Wed 23rd May, 10am

Days welcoming drop-in visits to the Lab’s information area where you can find out more about the project.

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The Touch [15]

The Touch [15]

  • Wed 2nd May, 8pm. Thu 3rd May, 4:30pm | £8.20

Karin Vergerus is married to a prominent surgeon, Andreas. They live in a small town and their marriage is peaceful but unexciting. Enter an American Jewish archaeologist, David Kovac. David’s freedom to travel and live life fully is intoxicating to Karin, who yearns for adventure.

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ROH Live: Manon [12A]

ROH Live: Manon [12A]

  • Thu 3rd May 2018
  • 7:15pm
  • £17.50

Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress, she can’t resist. Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan found new sympathy with the capricious Manon and her struggle to escape poverty, making this one of his most powerful dramas.

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Arts Lab Exhibitions

Arts Lab Exhibitions

  • Fri 4th May, 10am. Sun 6th May, 10am. Tue 22nd May, 10am. Wed 23rd May, 10am. Thu 24th May, 10am. Fri 25th May, 10am. Sat 26th May, 10am. Sun 27th May, 10am. Mon 28th May, 10am. Tue 29th May, 10am

Exhibitions of drawings, paintings and sculpture by the various artists who work with pioneering Arts Lab project.

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Crafted: Elm Bark Stool Making -  three day course

Crafted: Elm Bark Stool Making - three day course

  • Fri 4th May 2018
  • 10am
  • £250.00

Make your own beautiful and hard wearing Elm Bark Stool. Working with a range of tools and techniques you will craft a stool over three days to enjoy the rest of your life guided by the skilled woodsman Andrew Kirby

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Custody [15]

Custody [15]

  • Fri 4th May, 2pm & 8pm. Sat 5th May, 5pm. Sun 6th May, 5:45pm. Mon 7th May, 8:30pm. Tue 8th May, 5pm. Wed 9th May, 2pm | £5.80

Miriam and Antoine are battling for custody of their son Julien. In the courtroom Miriam pushes for sole custody, making some dark claims against her former husband – but her son proves an unwilling witness in support of her claims.

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Thoroughbreds  [15]

Thoroughbreds [15]

  • Fri 4th May, 5pm. Sat 5th May, 8pm. Sun 6th May, 3:30pm. Mon 7th May, 6:15pm | £8.20

A sharp, biting, wickedly dark confection, Thoroughbreds is a superbly unpredictable, genre-mixing black comedy. Childhood friends Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Amanda (Olivia Cooke reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart.

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Crafted: Weave Your Own Foraging Basket - one place left!

Crafted: Weave Your Own Foraging Basket - one place left!

  • Sat 5th May 2018
  • 9:30am
  • £150.00

Make your own lovely foraging basket to take gathering in hedgerows and woods. Learn the ancient craft of willow weaving on this two-day course in the capable hands of master craftswoman Hilary Burns.

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Let

Let's Talk About Art as Though it Mattered - Arts Lab Discussion

  • Sat 5th May 2018
  • 10am
  • £15.00

Guided informal discussion workshop with Stuart Voaden, with option to develop Arts Lab manifesto in the afternoon. The painting-filled studio of Arts Lab will prompt informal discussion around engaging with and understanding art.

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Merry May in the Deer Park

Merry May in the Deer Park

  • Sat 5th May 2018
  • 10:30am

Nature-inspired fun in the woodland with maypole, dance, craft and music!

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Duck Duck Goose [PG]

Duck Duck Goose [PG]

  • Sat 5th May, 2pm. Sun 6th May, 1pm. Mon 7th May, 1:45pm & 4pm | £5.80

After he’s grounded by an injury, high-flying bachelor Peng rejects his tight-knit flock of geese in an attempt to live life on his own terms. But after he narrowly rescues two young ducklings from an eccentric (but deadly) cat named Banzou, he agrees to help them.

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Seb Rochford

Seb Rochford

  • Sat 5th May 2018
  • 8:30pm
  • £12.00

Premiering an exciting new work, composer and drummer Seb Rochford (Polar Bear, Acoustic Ladyland) explores the theme of communication with an innovative exploration of immersive lighting design and acoustic music performed live by two drummers & two trombonists.

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Crafted: Spoon Day Sunday - one-day course

Crafted: Spoon Day Sunday - one-day course

  • Sun 6th May, 10am. Sun 3rd Jun, 10am. Sun 8th Jul, 10am. Sun 26th Aug, 10am | £45.00

Spend a relaxing and inspiring day in the woods carving a spoon with experienced woodsman and woodworker Felix Kary.

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Dartington Community Choir - Carmina Burana

Dartington Community Choir - Carmina Burana

  • Sun 6th May 2018
  • 7:30pm
  • £18.00

Carl Orff's most famous work is based a collection of mediaeval poems discovered in a monastery in Bavaria. It opens and closes with O Fortuna, one of the most recognised pieces of classical music, thanks in part to its many appearances in films, TV and advertising.

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TTTFF Fundraiser: Jane [PG]

TTTFF Fundraiser: Jane [PG]

  • Sun 6th May 2018
  • 8pm
  • £8.20

FUNDRAISER FOR TRANSITION TOWN TOTNES FILM FESTIVAL 2018. An absorbing new documentary about renowned British primatologist, Jane Goodall, plus a filmed introduction from Jane Goodall herself.

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Short Course: Context and Form, Art and Writing

Short Course: Context and Form, Art and Writing

  • Mon 7th May 2018
  • 9am

Join us for this residential week as we continue our explorations of relationship with landscape. Part of art.earth’s compelling new programme of short courses. Context and Form, Art and Writing is facilitated by environmental artist Chris Drury and writer Kay Syrad.

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Even When I Fall [12A]

Even When I Fall [12A]

  • Tue 8th May, 2pm. Wed 9th May, 8pm. Thu 10th May, 4pm | £5.80

Sheetal and Saraswoti met as teenagers in a Kathmandu refuge. Survivors of child trafficking to Indian circuses, they were brought back across the border to a Nepal they could barely remember. This intimate and beautiful film traces their journey over six years as they confront the families that sold them.

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Crafted: Get Hooked! three week course

Crafted: Get Hooked! three week course

  • Tue 8th May 2018
  • 7pm
  • £45.00

Cool Crochet with Caroline Voaden. In this three-week course you'll learn to crochet – even if you’ve tried and failed before!

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Psycho Vertical [12A]

Psycho Vertical [12A]

  • Tue 8th May, 8pm. Wed 9th May, 5pm. Thu 10th May, 2pm | £8.20

Based on Andy Kirkpatrick’s best-selling autobiography, this is a raw, emotive and multi award-winning study of the writer and unlikely hero-mountaineer from Hull. While compelled to share his chaotic personal life on stage, Andy chooses to test himself on some of the world’s longest and most difficult climbs totally alone.

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art-earth talk: Chris Drury

art-earth talk: Chris Drury

  • Wed 9th May 2018
  • 7:30pm

Renowned environmental artist Chris Drury comes to Dartington for this special talk about his diverse practice over 40 years - working and collaborating with architects, planners, scientists, ecologists and small indigenous communities.

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Young Artists Day at Arts Lab

Young Artists Day at Arts Lab

  • Thu 10th May, 10am. Thu 7th Jun, 10am. Thu 5th Jul, 10am

Young artist-run day for and with other young creatives, based solely on hosting and promoting their work.

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NT Live: Macbeth (2018) [15]

NT Live: Macbeth (2018) [15]

  • Thu 10th May 2018
  • 7pm
  • £17.50

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris, sees Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. In the ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war, the ruthless Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

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The Leisure Seeker [15]

The Leisure Seeker [15]

  • Fri 11th May, 2pm. Sat 12th May, 5pm. Sun 13th May, 8pm. Mon 14th May, 2pm. Thu 17th May, 2pm | £5.80

Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland star in Paolo Virzi’s charming, offbeat comedy drama about a couple taking a last road trip together. Long-married, John, who’s in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, and Ella set out from Boston in their vintage Winnebago, affectionately nicknamed The Leisure Seeker.

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Wonderstruck [PG]

Wonderstruck [PG]

  • Fri 11th May, 4:45pm. Sat 12th May, 2pm. Sun 13th May, 2pm | £5.80

Ben and Rose are deaf children from different eras. In the 1970s, Ben longs for the father he's never known, while 50 years earlier Rose daydreams about a glamorous actress, whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook.

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Funny Cow [15]

Funny Cow [15]

  • Fri 11th May, 8pm. Sat 12th May, 8pm. Sun 13th May, 5pm. Mon 14th May, 5pm. Tue 15th May, 1pm | £8.20

Maxine Peake gives a formidable performance as an aspiring comedian in Adrian Shergold’s tough, edgy comedy set in the ‘70s and ‘80s. With a hard-won ability to turn pain into laughter, the eponymous heroine fights her way on to the stages of the Northern England club circuit.

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Sassy Saturdays - Arts Lab

Sassy Saturdays - Arts Lab

  • Sat 12th May, 10am. Sat 9th Jun, 10am. Sat 7th Jul, 10am | £30.00

For beginners and experienced artists. Colourful and lively immersive experience building creative confidence through drawing, painting and collage. With abstract artist Sara Downham-Lotto, make something beautiful to take away and meet new people.

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Crafted: Baking with The Almond Thief - Weekend

Crafted: Baking with The Almond Thief - Weekend

  • Sat 12th May, 4:30pm. Sat 9th Jun, 4:30pm. Sat 14th Jul, 4:30pm. Sat 11th Aug, 4:30pm | £165.00

Master the art of sourdough with Dan Mifsud, baker and proprietor of the popular Almond Thief Bakery in South Devon, on this lovely weekend course.

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Live Connection

Live Connection

  • Sat 12th May, 7:30pm. Sat 9th Jun, 7:30pm. Sat 7th Jul, 7:30pm

Improvised dance to live music created by professional musicians: funky grooves and musical landscapes to die for .

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Arts Lab: Intergenerational afternoon of making and sensory play

Arts Lab: Intergenerational afternoon of making and sensory play

  • Sun 13th May, 12pm. Sun 10th Jun, 12pm. Sun 15th Jul, 12pm

An open-for-all afternoon of making and sensory play for all ages, abilities and members of the community.

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120 BPM [15]

120 BPM [15]

  • Mon 14th May, 8pm. Tue 15th May, 3:30pm. Wed 16th May, 2pm | £5.80

Robin Campillo’s acclaimed ensemble drama is set in the early ‘90s and follows the activist group ACT UP Paris as they confront government inertia on AIDS. Amid rallies, protests, fierce debates and ecstatic dance parties, the newcomer Nathan falls in love with Sean, the group's radical firebrand.

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Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella [12A] + Live Satellite Q&A

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella [12A] + Live Satellite Q&A

  • Tue 15th May 2018
  • 7pm
  • £15.00

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella is a thrilling and evocative love story set in London during the Second World War. The internationally acclaimed choreographer’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. The screening will be followed by a live satellite Q&A with Matthew Bourne exclusively for cinemas.

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Western [12A]

Western [12A]

  • Wed 16th May, 5:15pm. Thu 17th May, 8pm | £8.20

A group of German construction workers arrive in remote rural Bulgaria to install a hydroelectric plant. Camped above an isolated town, the workers antagonise its inhabitants with their boorish behaviour; tensions are only increased by the language barrier and cultural differences.

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Wild Strawberries [PG]

Wild Strawberries [PG]

  • Wed 16th May, 8pm. Thu 17th May, 5pm | £8.20

One of Bergman's richest, warmest and most vivid films, Wild Strawberries boasts a magnificent performance by Victor Sjöström as Isak Borg, an ageing, grouchy and egotistical academic driving to Lund to accept an honorary degree, accompanied by his pregnant daughter-in-law Marianne.

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Group Exhibition: Bob Budd, Walter Lewis, Ruth Packham

Group Exhibition: Bob Budd, Walter Lewis, Ruth Packham

  • Fri 18th May, 9am. Sat 19th May, 9am. Mon 21st May, 9am. Tue 22nd May, 9am. Wed 23rd May, 9am. Thu 24th May, 9am. Fri 25th May, 9am. Sat 26th May, 9am. Mon 28th May, 9am. Tue 29th May, 9am

These three artists, who have very different approaches and methods to their creative ideas and processes, are observers of rural life.

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Tully [15]

Tully [15]

  • Fri 18th May, 2pm & 8pm. Sat 19th May, 5pm. Sun 20th May, 8pm. Mon 21st May, 5pm. Tue 22nd May, 2pm. Wed 23rd May, 8pm. Thu 24th May, 2pm | £5.80

Charlize Theron plays Marlo, who is just days away from giving birth to her third child. “Everything’s great,” she mutters but it isn’t. Fearing she’s approaching a breakdown, her brother Craig gives her a night nanny as a gift. Hesitant to hire help at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with Tully.

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Lean On Pete [15]

Lean On Pete [15]

  • Fri 18th May, 5pm. Sat 19th May, 8pm. Sun 20th May, 5pm. Mon 21st May, 2pm. Wed 23rd May, 5pm. Thu 24th May, 5pm | £8.20

Award-winning British director Andrew Haigh returns with a searing adaptation of Willy Vlautin’s acclaimed novel. Fifteen-year- old Charley lives with his father in a run-down house outside Portland, Oregon. In an effort to help his dad stay afloat Charley takes a job at a local racetrack caring for an aging horse.

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Crafted: Traditional Upholstery Weekend

Crafted: Traditional Upholstery Weekend

  • Sat 19th May, 9:30am. Sat 14th Jul, 9:30am. Sat 1st Sep, 9:30am. Sat 17th Nov, 9:30am | £250.00

Learn traditional upholstery techniques on this weekend course to transform your tired old furniture.

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Crafted: Weave Away! weekend course

Crafted: Weave Away! weekend course

  • Sat 19th May, 10am. Sat 14th Jul, 10am. Sat 15th Sep, 10am. Sat 17th Nov, 10am | £120.00

This two-day workshop is the ideal way to start if you have never woven before or want a refresher course in the basics.

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Family Day - Arts Lab

Family Day - Arts Lab

  • Sat 19th May, 10am. Sat 23rd Jun, 10am. Sat 21st Jul, 10am | £25.00

Open to all, this is an opportunity to make art work with your children, grandchildren or friends in a large artist studio with Sophy D’Angelo.

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Maya The Bee: The Honey Games [U]

Maya The Bee: The Honey Games [U]

  • Sat 19th May, 2pm. Sun 20th May, 2pm | £5.80

After she accidentally embarrasses the Empress of thriving hive Buzztropolis, Maya the honey bee is forced to unite with a team of misfit bugs to compete in the iconic Honey Games. The stakes couldn’t be higher: if she loses, her hive on Poppy Meadow will be depleted of all its honey.

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90th Birthday Celebrity Concert

90th Birthday Celebrity Concert

  • Sun 20th May 2018
  • 3pm
  • £20.00

In recognition of Jeanie Moore MVO’s 90th birthday, she is presenting a concert in aid of WarChild with several eminent and well-loved performers.

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Beast [15]

Beast [15]

  • Mon 21st May, 8pm. Tue 22nd May, 4:30pm. Wed 23rd May, 2pm | £5.80

Jersey: Moll is 27 and still living at home, stifled by the small island community around her and too beholden to her family to break away. When she meets Pascal, a free-spirited stranger, a whole new world opens up to her and she begins to feel alive for the first time.

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What They Don

What They Don't Tell You at Art College - Arts Lab

  • Tue 22nd May, 10am. Sat 30th Jun, 10am | £50.00

2 day art workshop run by Stephen Park to help you survive and flourish as an artist. About “action, creative flow, resilience and other animals, this is a compass of transformation” drawing on Stephen’s breadth of experience as artist and tutor.

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NT Live (Encore): Macbeth (2018) [15]

NT Live (Encore): Macbeth (2018) [15]

  • Tue 22nd May 2018
  • 7:30pm
  • £12.50

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris, sees Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. In the ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war, the ruthless Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

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TTTFF Fundraiser: Demain [PG] + Q&A with Rob Hopkins

TTTFF Fundraiser: Demain [PG] + Q&A with Rob Hopkins

  • Thu 24th May 2018
  • 8pm
  • £8.20

FUNDRAISER FOR TRANSITION TOWN TOTNES FILM FESTIVAL 2018. A hugely positive and inspirational documentary, Demain (Tomorrow) explores creative solutions to the threats of climate change. Rob Hopkins, co-founder of the Transition Towns movement, will lead a discussion after the film.

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Mary & The Witch’s Flower [U]

Mary & The Witch’s Flower [U]

  • Fri 25th May, 2pm. Sat 26th May, 2pm. Sun 27th May, 2pm. Mon 28th May, 2pm. Tue 29th May, 2pm. Wed 30th May, 2pm. Thu 31st May, 2pm | £5.80

From Studio Ghibli comes this dazzling animated adventure based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 classic children’s book, The Little Broomstick. Stuck in the countryside with her great-aunt, Mary follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest, where she discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower.

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On Chesil Beach [15]

On Chesil Beach [15]

  • Fri 25th May, 5pm & 8pm. Sat 26th May, 5pm & 8pm. Sun 27th May, 5pm & 8pm. Mon 28th May, 5pm & 8pm. Tue 29th May, 5pm & 8pm | £8.20

“They were young, educated, and both virgins on this, their wedding night.” Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle star as Florence and Edward, a pair of newlyweds honeymooning on the Dorset coast in 1962. Though deeply in love, on their wedding night, they struggle to consummate their relationship.

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Food Fair at The Shops at Dartington

Food Fair at The Shops at Dartington

  • Sun 27th May, 10am. Mon 28th May, 10am

This two day event will showcase the best of local produce, as well as arts, crafts and activities for all the family.

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Mud Larks Fun Run

Mud Larks Fun Run

  • Sun 27th May 2018
  • 10am
  • £20.00

Join us for our first ever Mud Larks Fun Run at Dartington, during the annual May Food Fair guaranteed to leave you muddied and with a smile on your face!

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Devon Baroque - Bach

Devon Baroque - Bach's Family & Friends

  • Sun 27th May 2018
  • 7:30pm
  • £18.00

A chamber concert of music surrounding the great J S Bach: by his second cousin, J.B., his sons, C.P.E and J.C., Telemann (godfather to C.P.E.), Pachelbel (teacher to J.S. and next door neighbour), Goldberg (student of J.S.).

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Crafted: Bee-Centered Beekeeping - 5 week evening course

Crafted: Bee-Centered Beekeeping - 5 week evening course

  • Tue 29th May 2018
  • 6:30pm
  • £90.00

Bee-Centered Beekeeping is a course on bee "keeping" which puts their needs first, guided by honeybee biology and their behaviour in the wild.

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Dartington Community Day

Dartington Community Day

  • Wed 30th May 2018
  • 11am

Our 2018 Community Day will be packed, as ever, with live shows, interactive events and fun things to make and do for all the family.

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Earth Talk: Pagan Possibilities

Earth Talk: Pagan Possibilities

  • Wed 30th May 2018
  • 8pm
  • £5.00

What Can We Learn From British Prehistory? With Angharad Wynne and Mac Macartney. How can we re-enchant the world? Where can we find narratives to guide us through these troubled times? Must we always look to the spiritualities of the East, or to the shamanisms of the Arctic and the Amazon, or does the West yet have something to offer? Is there something more home grown?

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Crafted: Arts & Craft Movement Stained Glass - four day course

Crafted: Arts & Craft Movement Stained Glass - four day course

  • Thu 31st May 2018
  • 10am
  • £400.00

Using as inspiration the exquisite stained glass windows created by artists from the Arts and Craft movement as well as more recent stained glass artists, this course will allow you to design and make your own contemporary stained glass.

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HerbFest 2018

HerbFest 2018

  • Fri 1st Jun, 9am. Sat 2nd Jun, 9am. Sun 3rd Jun, 9am

HerbFest is a well established educational herbal gathering which attracts herbalists and herbal enthusiasts from all over the world. World class speakers, practical workshops, herb walks, yoga and delicious vegetarian food - don't miss out!

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In Motion days

In Motion days

  • Sat 2nd Jun, 10:30am. Sat 29th Sep, 10:30am. Sat 8th Dec, 10:30am

Awaken and surrender to the intelligence of the moving body. Dancing to include the entirety of ourselves and engage creatively with all we meet outside of ourselves - the crunchy and the smooth.

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Your Body- Your Story

Your Body- Your Story

  • Tue 5th Jun 2018
  • 2pm

Autobiographical theatre for women. Explore your story through presence, embodiment, improvisation, inquiry and personal reflection.

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Oscar Wilde Season Live: An Ideal Husband [12A]

Oscar Wilde Season Live: An Ideal Husband [12A]

  • Tue 5th Jun 2018
  • 7:15pm
  • £15.00

A new production of the Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s 'An Ideal Husband', will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. This entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home.

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Open Farm Sunday

Open Farm Sunday

  • Sun 10th Jun 2018
  • 11am

Open Farm Sunday is a national, free event, with farmers across the country opening their gates to the general public - including those on and around the Dartington Hall estate.

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Bolshoi Ballet: Coppélia [12A]

Bolshoi Ballet: Coppélia [12A]

  • Sun 10th Jun 2018
  • 4pm
  • £17.50

The Bolshoi’s unique version of 'Coppélia' exhibits a fascinating reconstruction of the original 19th century choreography of this ebullient comedy involving a feisty heroine, a boyish fiancee with a wandering eye, and an old dollmaker.

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ROH Live: Swan Lake (2018) [12A]

ROH Live: Swan Lake (2018) [12A]

  • Tue 12th Jun 2018
  • 7:15pm
  • £17.50

Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season, The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet.

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Crafted: Hand-Forged Knife -  three-day course

Crafted: Hand-Forged Knife - three-day course

  • Fri 15th Jun 2018
  • 9am
  • £325.00

Make a knife on this three-day course, including blade, handle and sheath, with experts for each part of the process.

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Paper Structures - Arts Lab

Paper Structures - Arts Lab

  • Sat 16th Jun 2018
  • 10am
  • £70.00

One day workshop with Helen Snell. A chance to explore and develop a range of paper sculpture techniques. Participants will create their own piece of wearable sculpture to be sited, lit and photographed in the studio or in the Dartington grounds (weather permitting).

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Stone Carving Courses (various dates)

Stone Carving Courses (various dates)

  • Sat 16th Jun, 10am. Sat 23rd Jun, 10am. Sun 24th Jun, 10am. Sat 14th Jul, 11am. Sun 15th Jul, 11am. Wed 12th Sep, 9:30am. Sat 15th Sep, 10am. Sun 16th Sep, 10am. Sun 30th Sep, 11am. Thu 25th Oct, 9:30am

Come and have a go at carving a relief design in lime stone with Maria Moorhouse, an experienced tutor artist who runs regular weekday courses at Dartington.

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Creatures in the Draw(ers) Workshop - Arts Lab

Creatures in the Draw(ers) Workshop - Arts Lab

  • Sun 17th Jun 2018
  • 10am
  • £30.00

Claudia Schmid and Diana Collins are artists who use the doodle and invented imagery in their practices. They invite you to join in the process of drawing, using creative methods to help unlock playful discovery.

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Liquidscapes: tales and tellings of watery worlds

Liquidscapes: tales and tellings of watery worlds

  • Wed 20th Jun, 9am. Thu 21st Jun, 9am. Fri 22nd Jun, 9am

A three-day international gathering of creative thinkers and doers to explore, physically and figuratively, our watery worlds and fluid states.

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Arts Lab: Artist collective evenings

Arts Lab: Artist collective evenings

  • Thu 21st Jun 2018
  • 5pm

Meet other artists over shared food for informal group discussion about your artwork and ideas.

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Transition Together - Non-residential

Transition Together - Non-residential

  • Thu 21st Jun 2018
  • 6pm
  • £200.00

The 4th International Transition Design Symposium brings together representatives from major movements and initiatives to discuss the urgent need for sustainable societal transitions.

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Transition Together - Residential

Transition Together - Residential

  • Thu 21st Jun 2018
  • 6pm
  • £250.00

The 4th International Transition Design Symposium brings together representatives from major movements and initiatives to discuss the urgent need for sustainable societal transitions.

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Glyndebourne: Madama Butterfly - Live [12A]

Glyndebourne: Madama Butterfly - Live [12A]

  • Thu 21st Jun 2018
  • 6:30pm
  • £15.00

'Madama Butterfly' is a classic love story that never fails to move, a tragic romance that sweeps you along in the intensity of its action.

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Jamboree 2018

Jamboree 2018

  • Thu 28th Jun, 9am. Fri 29th Jun, 9am. Sat 30th Jun, 9am. Sun 1st Jul, 9am

Jamboree 2018 is a bespoke artist-led professional development event bringing together 150 visual artists, curators and programmers in a relaxed outdoor setting.

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Crafted: Fermentation for the Nation - two-day course

Crafted: Fermentation for the Nation - two-day course

  • Sun 1st Jul 2018
  • 10am
  • £140.00

Dive into the world of fermentation, exploring every food stuff: grains, vegetables, dairy, beans & pulses and more, using airborne yeasts and bacteria to SCOBYs - symbiotic cultures of bacteria and yeasts. Over two full days, we'll delve into the world of fermentation and allowing for fermentation time between each session. A mixture of hands-on cooking and demonstrations, with lots of tips, talking and tasting!

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Crafted: Make your own Sketchbook or Notebook - one day course

Crafted: Make your own Sketchbook or Notebook - one day course

  • Sun 1st Jul 2018
  • 10am
  • £75.00

Explore traditional and contemporary bookbinding methods on this one day course to create your own artist's sketchbook or notebook.

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 Ways With Words Festival of Words and Ideas

Ways With Words Festival of Words and Ideas

  • Fri 6th Jul, 9am. Sat 7th Jul, 9am. Sun 8th Jul, 9am. Mon 9th Jul, 9am. Tue 10th Jul, 9am. Wed 11th Jul, 9am. Thu 12th Jul, 9am. Fri 13th Jul, 9am. Sat 14th Jul, 9am. Sun 15th Jul, 9am

A vibrant and joyful 10-day event for those who read books to meet those who write them. The setting is glorious, the atmosphere is invigorating!

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Crafted: Get Hooked! - three week course

Crafted: Get Hooked! - three week course

  • Thu 12th Jul 2018
  • 7pm
  • £45.00

Cool Crochet with Caroline Voaden - in this three-week course you'll progress from the basic crochet stitches you already know.

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It

It's in the Doodle - Arts Lab

  • Sat 14th Jul 2018
  • 10am
  • £30.00

Half day workshop with artist/illustrator Claudia Schmid, step-by-step doodling - examining - extracting - transforming. Anyone who enjoys doodling and/or is curious how to create artwork starting from doodles is welcome - no previous skills needed.

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Dartington Playgoers: Treasure Island

Dartington Playgoers: Treasure Island

  • Tue 17th Jul, 7:30pm. Wed 18th Jul, 7:30pm. Thu 19th Jul, 7:30pm. Fri 20th Jul, 7:30pm. Sat 21st Jul, 2:30pm & 7:30pm | £10.00

This summer, set sail on a swashbuckling adventure packed full of pirates, bottles of rum and pieces of eight, with R L Stevenson's tale of money, murder and mutiny.

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Exhibition: Junior Arts Lab

Exhibition: Junior Arts Lab

  • Mon 23rd Jul, 4:30pm. Tue 24th Jul, 10am. Wed 25th Jul, 3pm

Exhibition of work created by Sophy D’Angelo’s after school art club for 8-13 year olds Everyone welcome.

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Glyndebourne: Saul – Recorded (2015) [12A]

Glyndebourne: Saul – Recorded (2015) [12A]

  • Thu 26th Jul 2018
  • 6pm
  • £15.00

Handel’s vision of a Lear-like king is astonishing in its psychological complexity, offering a musical portrait of mental collapse few have since matched. Combined with thrilling choruses that exploit the virtuosic potential of their singers, exquisite arias and bold orchestration filled with unusual instruments, it creates a Biblical drama of truly Shakespearean scope.

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Summer Music by Candlelight: Ex Cathedra

Summer Music by Candlelight: Ex Cathedra

  • Sat 28th Jul 2018
  • 7:45pm
  • £15.00

A magical programme for a midsummer evening, performed in the soft glow of candlelight.

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Fire Burning in Snow: Ex Cathedra

Fire Burning in Snow: Ex Cathedra

  • Sun 29th Jul 2018
  • 5:15pm
  • £10.00

Ex Cathedra revel in a programme of the exuberant Latin American Baroque, full of evocative indigenous imagery: repertoire for which the group has received rapturous acclaim.

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Sunrise to Sunset: Fretwork

Sunrise to Sunset: Fretwork

  • Sun 29th Jul 2018
  • 7:45pm
  • £15.00

A richly coloured, imaginative programme built around the heavens, sunrise and sunset, from the world’s leading viol consort, ranging from the 16th to 20th centuries.

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Grounds and Chaconnes: Joanna MacGregor

Grounds and Chaconnes: Joanna MacGregor

  • Sun 29th Jul 2018
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

The ground bass is transfigured: from Henry Purcell’s street savvy and Orlando Gibbons’ wit, to Phillip Glass’s exhilarating music from Einstein on the Beach.

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Music for Bass Viols

Music for Bass Viols

  • Mon 30th Jul 2018
  • 5:15pm
  • £10.00

Mellow, meditative viol music from France, played by two star virtuosos from Fretwork. Their programme features the music of Marin Marais, hired to the royal court of Versailles, and appointed as ordinaire de la chambre du roy pour la viole in 1679.

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Sekhmet’s Birds: Merit Ariane and Friends

Sekhmet’s Birds: Merit Ariane and Friends

  • Mon 30th Jul 2018
  • 7:45pm
  • £15.00

Birds are free. They traverse boundaries, real or imaginary, linking the realms of the living and dead, magic and reality, nature and art.

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Celestial Bodies: Clare Wilkinson

Celestial Bodies: Clare Wilkinson

  • Mon 30th Jul 2018
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

A beautiful late night programme of Elizabethan and 17th century songs and music, from two of early music’s leading lights. Their concert drops in on various inhabitants of the heavens – the muses, moon and stars, gods behaving badly – and their astronomers.

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The Astronomer and the Witch: Ulinka Rublack

The Astronomer and the Witch: Ulinka Rublack

  • Tue 31st Jul 2018
  • 5:15pm
  • £10.00

Cambridge historian and writer Ulinka Rublack brings a small Lutheran community to life at the height of the witch-craze in Europe, describing Kepler's struggle to prevent his widowed mother's execution. A fascinating glimpse into a world between the Reformation and the scientific revolution.

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The Emperor and The Alchemist: In Echo

The Emperor and The Alchemist: In Echo

  • Tue 31st Jul 2018
  • 7:45pm
  • £15.00

Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph II (1552-1612) lived in a bizarre and creative world. Fascinated by astrology, numerology, nature, the occult and alchemy, he surrounded himself with some of Europe's most radical thinkers, and had a personal horoscope made by Nostradamus.

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Call of the Birds: Joanna MacGregor

Call of the Birds: Joanna MacGregor

  • Tue 31st Jul 2018
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

Joanna MacGregor’s programme explores the sweetness, humour and complexity of birdsong - from courtly French pieces to the beauty of the Iranian composer Hossein Alizâdeh. She’s joined by the celebrated poet Tamim al-Barghouti.

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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: Atéa Wind Quintet

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: Atéa Wind Quintet

  • Wed 1st Aug 2018
  • 5:15pm
  • £10.00

A sparkling afternoon wind concert based around magic and the underworld, from this acclaimed young quintet.

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Musica Universalis: The Brook Street Band

Musica Universalis: The Brook Street Band

  • Wed 1st Aug 2018
  • 7:45pm
  • £15.00

The Brook Street Band evokes the spirit of the 1719 Dresden ‘Festival of the Planets,’ designed to celebrate political and cultural power through art and music.

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Sea Poem: Alice Oswald, Huw Warren and Steve Buckley

Sea Poem: Alice Oswald, Huw Warren and Steve Buckley

  • Wed 1st Aug 2018
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

Three award-winning performers meet to create a magical late-night ambience, improvising around new work, including Sea Poem by Alice Oswald.

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Byrd’s The Great Service

Byrd’s The Great Service

  • Thu 2nd Aug 2018
  • 5:15pm
  • £10.00

Jeffrey Skidmore directs Dartington’s Chamber Choir in the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis from William Byrd’s magnificent devotional work, as well as his verse anthems.

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For the Honour of the Cittie: The City Musick

For the Honour of the Cittie: The City Musick

  • Thu 2nd Aug 2018
  • 7:45pm
  • £15.00

A concert of brilliance and variety from the hugely popular The City Musick, as they explore the world of the London Waits: the civic band of elite musicians who reflected the splendour of 16th century City of London.

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The Caliph and the Poet: Tamim al-Barghouti, Stevie Wishart and Joanna MacGregor

The Caliph and the Poet: Tamim al-Barghouti, Stevie Wishart and Joanna MacGregor

  • Thu 2nd Aug 2018
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

The famed Palestinian poet and activist performs from his new collection In Jerusalem and Other Poems, with live music. A spoken-word rock star, Tamim’s charisma, brilliance and humour is both revolutionary, illuminating and moving.

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Masterclass Concert

Masterclass Concert

  • Fri 3rd Aug 2018
  • 5:15pm

A mixed programme of the week's liveliest young students, performing all kinds of music. Proceeds from a retiring collection will be used to support Summer School bursaries.

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Christmas in the Sun: Baroque Choral Music from Latin America

Christmas in the Sun: Baroque Choral Music from Latin America

  • Fri 3rd Aug 2018
  • 7:45pm
  • £15.00

The first week of Dartington International Summer School & Festival climaxes with sunshine-imbued choral music from the Americas, including Bolivia, Peru and Mexico.

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Tavern Night: Medieval Partying

Tavern Night: Medieval Partying

  • Fri 3rd Aug 2018
  • 10:30pm

Celebrate the end of the week in rousing style, with medieval songs and dances, washed down with mead, ale – or wine.

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Los Nacimientos: Tom Randle, Gillian Keith and dotdotdot dance

Los Nacimientos: Tom Randle, Gillian Keith and dotdotdot dance

  • Sat 4th Aug 2018
  • 7:45pm
  • £15.00

A terrific opening night concert to the second week of Dartington Festival, featuring two of the world’s most exciting singers: US-born tenor Tom Randle and Canadian soprano Gillian Keith.

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Poetry and Music: Katrina Porteous

Poetry and Music: Katrina Porteous

  • Sun 5th Aug 2018
  • 5:15pm
  • £10.00

What better way to kick off our folk and poetry programme this week than the award winning poet, historian and broadcaster Katrina Porteous.

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Harbottle & Jonas

Harbottle & Jonas

  • Sun 5th Aug 2018
  • 7:45pm
  • £15.00

We’re delighted that Harbottle & Jonas, a stunning young indie duo taking the folk world by storm, are with us this week.

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Bach

Bach's Influence: Family Matters

  • Sun 5th Aug 2018
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

Steven Devine starts the first of our series Bach’s Influence, before the mighty St Matthew Passion on Friday.

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The Virtuoso Recorder: Jill Kemp

The Virtuoso Recorder: Jill Kemp

  • Mon 6th Aug 2018
  • 5:15pm
  • £10.00

Jill Kemp is passionate about raising the recorder’s profile, and proving it to be an exciting and versatile instrument. Jill’s repertoire spans seven centuries, and she regularly performs premieres and new commissions.

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Bach

Bach's Influence: Trio Gaspard

  • Mon 6th Aug 2018
  • 7:45pm
  • £15.00

The young Trio Gaspard – whose members hail from Greece, Germany and the UK – make their Dartington debut with a sumptuous programme.

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Bach

Bach's Influence: The Romantics

  • Mon 6th Aug 2018
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

A superb programme by one of the UK’s leading early cellists.

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Bach, Man and Myth: James Runcie

Bach, Man and Myth: James Runcie

  • Tue 7th Aug 2018
  • 5:15pm
  • £10.00

James Runcie’s lively lecture focuses on Bach’s arrival in Leipzig at the age of 38: still young, ambitious, and with a growing family, not the grumpy elderly genius of later reputation, touched by God.

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Bach

Bach's Influence: Beethoven and Beyond

  • Tue 7th Aug 2018
  • 7:45pm
  • £15.00

Joanna MacGregor's recital explores the influence of Bach on Beethoven - opening with the fireworks of his C minor Variations, and closing with the heroic Appassionata Sonata.

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The Madness of...: Andrew Watts

The Madness of...: Andrew Watts

  • Tue 7th Aug 2018
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

Countertenor Andrew Watts displays his versatility in a programme of songs and arias exploring 'madness' in all of its forms. Taking characters from opera, oratorio and song Andrews explores the cause, event, and the outcome of madness.

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Delicatessan: A Choice Selection of Early English Song

Delicatessan: A Choice Selection of Early English Song

  • Wed 8th Aug 2018
  • 5:15pm
  • £10.00

This delicious programme explores 17th and 18th century English composers well known for their artistry in painting words and music; and those writing for London's Pleasure Gardens.

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Great Baroque Sonatas

Great Baroque Sonatas

  • Wed 8th Aug 2018
  • 7:45pm
  • £15.00

A veritable supergroup of Baroque players, in a concert of virtuosity and fireworks!

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Ballades, Blues & Broadway: A Century of American Song

Ballades, Blues & Broadway: A Century of American Song

  • Wed 8th Aug 2018
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

From Aaron Copland's quintessential American soundscape to the shining lights of Broadway, this concert serves up an intoxicating mix of iconic music, including Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Stephen Sondheim.

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As I Walked Out One Morning

As I Walked Out One Morning

  • Thu 9th Aug 2018
  • 5:15pm

Some of the most exciting musicians working in folk music and folk poetry present this concert of specially created work for singers and instrumentalists.

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Bach: The Great Passion

Bach: The Great Passion

  • Thu 9th Aug 2018
  • 7:45pm
  • £15.00

James Runcie's musical drama reveals how the St Matthew Passion was composed and rehearsed in the build-up to its first performance in Leipzig, on Good Friday 1727. It recreates the struggle and frustration of Bach's gargantuan undertaking, while retaining the intimacy, sympathy and profound beauty at the heart of the music.

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Pagoda Project

Pagoda Project

  • Thu 9th Aug 2018
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

Created by Paul Hutchinson (piano accordion) and Karen Wimhurst (clarinets) to evolve their fusion sound, Pagoda Project brings together a unique blend of traditional folk music with jazz improvisation to create a warm and dynamic sound.

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Bach

Bach's St Matthew Passion

  • Fri 10th Aug 2018
  • 5pm
  • £20.00

For Dartington's 70th Anniversary, we're mounting one of the Everests of the choral repertoire. With double orchestra, double choir and multiple soloists, this will be an unforgettable experience: a chance to absorb Bach's philosophical, theological and musical statement, in the intimate atmosphere of Dartington's Great Hall.

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Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band

Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band

  • Fri 10th Aug 2018
  • 10:30pm
  • £10.00

The final night party celebrating this week's folk themes, with caller Alexis Bennett and the Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band. Bring your dancing shoes!

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Quatuor Hermès

Quatuor Hermès

  • Sat 11th Aug 2018
  • 7:45pm
  • £15.00

We welcome this brilliant young Paris-based quartet, making their debut at Dartington this summer. Their well-planned programme is a musical feast for chamber music lovers.

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Bukolika Piano Trio

Bukolika Piano Trio

  • Sun 12th Aug 2018
  • 5:15pm
  • £10.00

A warm welcome back to the vibrant young Bukolika Piano Trio, who were a big hit last year. Their colourful Parisian programme includes Ravel’s iconic, virtuoso trio, preceded by romantic miniatures by the wonderfully gifted Lili Bouanger.

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Cello and Piano: Adrian Brendel and Joanna MacGregor

Cello and Piano: Adrian Brendel and Joanna MacGregor

  • Sun 12th Aug 2018
  • 7:45pm
  • £15.00

Adrian Brendel and Joanna MacGregor are perfectly matched in bold musicianship, technical virtuosity and personality, and their concerts for Dartington are always exciting. They meet again with a fresh programme connected to the great Russian cellist ‘Slava’ Rostropovich.

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Czech Piano Music: Joseph Havlat

Czech Piano Music: Joseph Havlat

  • Sun 12th Aug 2018
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

The brilliant young Australian pianist presents a rich tapestry of works, from Dvořák’s heroic, well known Poetic Tone Pictures to Schulhoff’s virtuoso jazz pieces. All are linked by melodious folk tunes, and a love of homeland.

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A Short History of the Summer School

A Short History of the Summer School

  • Mon 13th Aug 2018
  • 5:15pm
  • £10.00

Dartington Summer School is 70 years old this year, and has been a hub for musicians and composers all over the world, at every stage of their career. Who better than the long-serving Artistic Director Gavin Henderson (1985-2010) to give us an entertaining, knowledgeable and personal account?

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Tango Nuevo: Adriano Adewale and Friends

Tango Nuevo: Adriano Adewale and Friends

  • Mon 13th Aug 2018
  • 7:45pm
  • £15.00

An annual Festival sell-out: a sizzling new programme of tango, bossa nova, and hot Latin rhythms, led by the sensational Brazilian master percussionist and composer Adriano Adewale. Unmissable!

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Celebrating Dorothy Elmhirst

Celebrating Dorothy Elmhirst

  • Mon 13th Aug 2018
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

The indomitable Dorothy Elmhirst used her imagination, generosity and passion to create an extraordinary artistic world at Dartington. This concert features letters, diaries and readings from Tagore and George Bernard Shaw; and includes music by Britten and songs associated with Yul Brynner.

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Alfred Brendel: On Playing Mozart

Alfred Brendel: On Playing Mozart

  • Tue 14th Aug 2018
  • 5:15pm
  • £10.00

We are thrilled to welcome Alfred Brendel back to Dartington Summer School & Festival. Alfred is one of the greatest pianists of our time, and one of today’s greatest musical thinkers, mixing profound philosophy, musicological insight and mischievous humour.

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Glyndebourne: Vanessa – Live [12A]

Glyndebourne: Vanessa – Live [12A]

  • Tue 14th Aug 2018
  • 6:30pm
  • £15.00

A rare opportunity to see Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work – opera from the age of Hitchcock, with an atmospheric score and tense, psychological twists.

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Thomas Gould and Friends

Thomas Gould and Friends

  • Tue 14th Aug 2018
  • 7:45pm
  • £15.00

The charismatic violinist Thomas Gould curates a concert programme around Mozart: his wonderfully stormy G minor Quartet, and the radiant, long-breathed E flat Divertimento. In between, Ukranian composer Valentin Silvestrov’s delicate homage to Mozart, a poetic tapestry for violin and piano.

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Mozart - Light and Shade: Florian Mitrea

Mozart - Light and Shade: Florian Mitrea

  • Tue 14th Aug 2018
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

Florian Mitrea’s recital brings an evening devoted to Mozart to an elegant close. His programme focuses on the innocence and experience of Mozart’s music: its light and shade, as well as its grandeur and nobility.

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The Growing Charm of Dada: Alfred Brendel

The Growing Charm of Dada: Alfred Brendel

  • Wed 15th Aug 2018
  • 5:15pm
  • £10.00

We are thrilled to welcome Alfred Brendel back to Dartington Summer School & Festival. He has had a lifelong passion for Dadism: here he explores its manifold absurdities in conversation with Dawn Adès, the leading British expert on Dada and Surrealism, with short film excerpts.

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Iberia y Francia: Felicity Lott and Imogen Cooper

Iberia y Francia: Felicity Lott and Imogen Cooper

  • Wed 15th Aug 2018
  • 7:45pm
  • £15.00

We are absolutely delighted that two such influential, legendary artists are visiting Dartington. Imogen Cooper has been at the forefront of British music life for decades, feted for her interpretations of Schubert, Mozart and Beethoven. She is joined by the one of the world’s most loved sopranos, Felicity Lott, unbelievably on her first visit to Dartington.

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Adrian Brendel & Quatuor Hermès

Adrian Brendel & Quatuor Hermès

  • Wed 15th Aug 2018
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

The sublime, bittersweet String Quintet in C major was written in the last weeks of Schubert’s life, and it is considered one of his greatest, transcendent works. Quatuor Hermès and cellist Adrian Brendel come together to perform this masterpiece in the magical late-night atmosphere of the Great Hall.

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Music from Brazil: Adriano Adewale and Luiz Morais

Music from Brazil: Adriano Adewale and Luiz Morais

  • Thu 16th Aug 2018
  • 5:15pm
  • £10.00

Sun-filled rhythm and lyricism from two masters of Brazilian jazz; a feel-good melodious concert for a summer’s afternoon.

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Oh! What a Lovely War

Oh! What a Lovely War

  • Thu 16th Aug, 7:15pm. Fri 17th Aug, 7:15pm | £10.00

Joan Littlewood’s searing musical satire on the First World War is our tribute to the centenary of the war’s end in 1918. The original production, at Theatre Stratford East in 1963, changed the course of British theatre, and our view of the Great War, forever.

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Dartington Festival Orchestra

Dartington Festival Orchestra

  • Thu 16th Aug 2018
  • 7:45pm
  • £15.00

Timothy Redmond presents the Advanced Conducting students in a stirring programme, ending with Brahms’ valedictory 4th Symphony. It includes a piano concerto performance by Beethoven, Liszt or Bartók, performed by the winner of the 2018 Dartington Piano Competition.

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Opera Gala

Opera Gala

  • Thu 16th Aug 2018
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

A hugely pleasurable concert: show-stopping operatic arias by Puccini, Verdi, Mozart and Bizet, performed with panache and style by students on the Advanced Opera course. This was one of our highlights last year - come and be entertained and enthralled.

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Dartington String Orchestra

Dartington String Orchestra

  • Fri 17th Aug 2018
  • 1:05pm

An informal performance of Mendelssohn’s romantic Concerto for Piano, Violin and Strings in D minor, with students on this week’s String Orchestra course.

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Scenes from West Side Story & On the Town

Scenes from West Side Story & On the Town

  • Fri 17th Aug 2018
  • 4pm

A boisterous journey through the world of musical theatre, celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s centenary, with two of his most loved scores.

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Masterclass Concert

Masterclass Concert

  • Fri 17th Aug 2018
  • 5:15pm

A mixed programme of the week's liveliest young students, performing all kinds of music. Proceeds from a retiring collection will be used to support Summer School bursaries.

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Haydn’s The Creation: Jane Glover

Haydn’s The Creation: Jane Glover

  • Fri 17th Aug 2018
  • 7:45pm
  • £15.00

Haydn’s exhilarating, life-enhancing oratorio tells the story of the creation of the world and mankind, in exultant choruses and sublime arias. In this specially conceived performance for Dartington, it’s conducted by the superb Jane Glover, and narrated by the celebrated actor Harriet Walter.

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In the Heart of Rhythm Ensemble

In the Heart of Rhythm Ensemble

  • Fri 17th Aug 2018
  • 10:15pm

A joyfully uplifting - and loud! - performance of Latin percussion music in the White Hart bar, to finish off a week of Latin American courses. Be warned – you might start dancing.

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Salsa Ball

Salsa Ball

  • Fri 17th Aug 2018
  • 10:30pm
  • £10.00

Final night party, with a live Salsa band to practise your stylish moves. Bring your dancing shoes!

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Black Voices

Black Voices

  • Sat 18th Aug 2018
  • 7:45pm
  • £15.00

The hugely popular Black Voices return! Formed in 1987 by its Music Director Carol Pemberton MBE, Black Voices has gained a reputation as Europe’s finest female a cappella quintet.

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Launch: Permutations

Launch: Permutations

  • Sun 19th Aug 2018
  • 1pm

Join us for the launch of Permutations, where you can meet the composer and architects behind this fabulous installation, running all week until 25 August.

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Soul of a Woman: Joanna MacGregor

Soul of a Woman: Joanna MacGregor

  • Sun 19th Aug 2018
  • 5:15pm
  • £10.00

Blues, fairy tales, salsa, and Eleanor Alberga’s epic and moving It’s Time, based on the great Pushkin poem It’s time, my friend, it’s time: a recital devoted to the power of female imagination.

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Heath Quartet

Heath Quartet

  • Sun 19th Aug 2018
  • 7:45pm
  • £15.00

A nutritious, thought-provoking programme of works from this much-loved string quartet, returning to Dartington.

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Dead Rat Orchestra

Dead Rat Orchestra

  • Sun 19th Aug 2018
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

Dead Rat Orchestra return to Dartington after their unforgettable debut last summer. Adventurers adrift in a sea of sound and possibility, Nathaniel Mann and Robin Alderton have gained a reputation as one of the most innovative ensembles on the UK music scene.

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Trio Tritium

Trio Tritium

  • Mon 20th Aug 2018
  • 5:15pm
  • £10.00

The award-winning young clarinet trio make their debut in this imaginative programme. Formed at the Royal Academy of Music, the Tritium Trio is a truly multinational ensemble, comprising Slovenian clarinettist Jernej Albreht, Swedish cellist Lydia Hillerudh, and Australian pianist Joseph Havlat.

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Jazzworks

Jazzworks

  • Mon 20th Aug 2018
  • 7:45pm
  • £15.00

We’re very lucky to have five of Europe’s most celebrated jazz musicians, playing together exclusively in Dartingon’s relaxed and informal setting.

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Songs of Berlin Cabaret

Songs of Berlin Cabaret

  • Mon 20th Aug 2018
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

An exploration of decadent, political Berlin during the Weimar era from Sarah Gabriel, one of the UK’s most talented and experienced singers in music theatre and classical music.

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Glock’s Legacy: Dartington’s New Music

Glock’s Legacy: Dartington’s New Music

  • Tue 21st Aug 2018
  • 5:15pm
  • £10.00

The composer and conductor Oliver Knussen, who was himself a student at Dartington Summer School, discusses William Glock’s legacy with Joanna MacGregor, Artistic Director. We illustrate its history with short contemporary pieces - all of whose composers either taught or were students at Dartington.

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Film with Music: Nosferatu (1922)

Film with Music: Nosferatu (1922)

  • Tue 21st Aug 2018
  • 7:45pm
  • £15.00

Our annual live music and film event in the Great Hall returns! Murnau’s screen adaption of Bram Stoker’s Dracula is one of the most famous \– and scary \- silent movies ever made, changing cinema history forever. It literally invented everything we think we know about vampire movies.

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Film with Music: Summer School Archive

Film with Music: Summer School Archive

  • Tue 21st Aug 2018
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

Enjoy more than 50 years of vintage Summer School archive film – participants, celebrated musicians, folk dancing in the Courtyard - with live music.

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Film with Music: You’re Darn Tootin’

Film with Music: You’re Darn Tootin’

  • Wed 22nd Aug 2018
  • 5:15pm
  • £10.00

Neil Brand is a regular visitor to the Summer School, bringing is inimitable expertise and knowledge of film and music. Here he presents a live performance of his own score (first heard on Paul Merton's BBC series Silent Clowns) of Laurel and Hardy's classic, in which they create havoc as two itinerant musicians.

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The Marriage of Figaro

The Marriage of Figaro

  • Wed 22nd Aug, 7:45pm. Sat 25th Aug, 7:30pm | £15.00

Mozart’s sparkling opera is a merry-go-round of love, morality and intrigue; it celebrates the human condition though joyful wit, and consummate invention. We’re delighted to present a semi-staged concert version, with some of today’s best young singers.

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Jazz Jam

Jazz Jam

  • Wed 22nd Aug 2018
  • 10:30pm

Our traditional Jazz Jam is perfect for a summer’s late night entertainment in the White Hart. Grab a drink, and enjoy brand new collaborations by the students and leaders of this week’s Jazz Courses.

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Dartington Brass Ensemble

Dartington Brass Ensemble

  • Thu 23rd Aug 2018
  • 5:15pm
  • £10.00

Our Dartington Brass Ensemble is a large, raucous ensemble of about thirty players, who get together for the brass courses in the final week of the Summer School each year. Their afternoon programme – conducted by course leaders Paul Archibald and Brett Baker – is colourful and ebullient.

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An Evening of Brass Music

An Evening of Brass Music

  • Thu 23rd Aug 2018
  • 7:30pm
  • £15.00

Calling all brass players, brass lovers and good-music-lovers! This programme showcases Baroque and classical brass concertos, as well as Norwegian composer Trygve Madsen’s lovely, muscular trio. In the second half, the irrepressible jazz trumpeter Eric Vloeimans leads the ensemble through some of his own works.

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Heath Quartet: Jörg Widmann Complete Quartets

Heath Quartet: Jörg Widmann Complete Quartets

  • Thu 23rd Aug 2018
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

A unique chance to hear Jörg Widmann’s ambitious, expressive cycle of short quartets in one concert – a real festival experience. Sarah Gabriel joins them for Widmann’s Quartet no.5.

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Dorothy’s Ghost

Dorothy’s Ghost

  • Fri 24th Aug 2018
  • 2pm

An immersive experience in short, poetic scenes: a reflection of the astonishing life of Dorothy Elmhirst, found everywhere at Dartington. Meet at 2pm on the lawn for a series of ghostly encounters in hidden locations – music, art, and nature.

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Film with Live Music

Film with Live Music

  • Fri 24th Aug 2018
  • 3pm

A truly lively, and lovely, event of short clips and silent film in the Barn Theatre, all accompanied live by this week’s film and music students. Neil Brand provides – as ever – witty and insightful introductions.

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New Chamber Music

New Chamber Music

  • Fri 24th Aug 2018
  • 5:15pm
  • £10.00

Exciting new work created by this week’s Advanced Composition students and introduced by their course director, Eleanor Alberga. Several short, new works receive their premiere, played by the world class Heath Quartet and Trio Tritium.

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Verdi’s Requiem

Verdi’s Requiem

  • Fri 24th Aug 2018
  • 7:45pm
  • £15.00

Drums thunder, trumpets blast, and a huge chorus yells out in terror: Verdi’s Requiem isn’t what you might expect from religious music! But it’s exactly what you’d expect from the grand master of Italian opera – the composer of Otello, La Traviata, and Rigoletto.

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Multimedia Installations

Multimedia Installations

  • Fri 24th Aug 2018
  • 10pm

A magical series of late night installations and performances around the Estate, led by the brilliant duo Nathaniel Mann and Robin Alderton. Assemble under the Archway, by the Barn Box Office.

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Big Band and Jive

Big Band and Jive

  • Fri 24th Aug 2018
  • 11pm
  • £10.00

Final Party Night: Stonking Big Band and dancing! Join us for our annual swing–jive, led by the indefatigable Steve Dummer. Jazz trumpeters Eric Vloeimans and Byron Wallen guest.

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Crafted: Carpentry for Women, six-week course

Crafted: Carpentry for Women, six-week course

  • Wed 12th Sep 2018
  • 10am
  • £170.00

Begin to learn the basics of carpentry in this six week course for women and make a beautiful piece of furniture for your home.

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Crafted: Make Your Own Book of Dreams - six week course

Crafted: Make Your Own Book of Dreams - six week course

  • Thu 20th Sep 2018
  • 6pm
  • £180.00

6 week night class Bookbinding for beginners This exciting course in book arts includes traditional and contemporary bookbinding, paper making and paper marbling.

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Infant Movement Development Course

Infant Movement Development Course

  • Fri 21st Sep 2018
  • 9am

The first module for the Diploma in Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy. For those interested in experiential learning including movers, dancers, yoga practitioners, therapists and bodyworkers.

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Crafted: Shaker Peg Rail - one-day course

Crafted: Shaker Peg Rail - one-day course

  • Sat 22nd Sep 2018
  • 10am
  • £60.00

Make a practical and beautiful Shaker style peg rail using traditional techniques and super sharp woodworking tools. A great introduction to woodwork.

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Crafted: Carpentry for Beginners - six week course

Crafted: Carpentry for Beginners - six week course

  • Wed 26th Sep 2018
  • 6pm
  • £170.00

Want to learn the basics of carpentry? This course is perfect for people who wish to complete domestic carpentry jobs but lack the essential knowledge, skills or confidence to do so.

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Crafted: Kool Stool Course - one day course

Crafted: Kool Stool Course - one day course

  • Sat 29th Sep 2018
  • 9:30am
  • £120.00

Make a practical simple stool in one day, learn to use super sharp tools that add a beautiful texture to wood. Create a perfectly imperfect piece of furniture that will age gracefully. Option of finishing the stool with the Japanese Shou Sugi Ban method. Made from locally grown Ash.

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Oscar Wilde Season Live: The Importance of Being Earnest [12A]

Oscar Wilde Season Live: The Importance of Being Earnest [12A]

  • Tue 9th Oct 2018
  • 7:15pm
  • £15.00

Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays.

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ROH Ballet Live: Mayerling [12A]

ROH Ballet Live: Mayerling [12A]

  • Mon 15th Oct 2018
  • 7:15pm
  • £17.50

Dangerous desires, family secrets and political intrigues twist through every moment of daring choreography in Kenneth MacMillan's ballet inspired by true events.

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ROH Live: Die Walküre [12A]

ROH Live: Die Walküre [12A]

  • Sun 28th Oct 2018
  • 5pm
  • £17.50

Antonio Pappano conducts an international cast in the second opera of Richard Wagner's epic 'Der Ring des Nibelungen'.

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Bolshoi Ballet: La Sylphide [12A]

Bolshoi Ballet: La Sylphide [12A]

  • Sun 11th Nov 2018
  • 3pm
  • £17.50

'La Sylphide' is one of the world’s oldest surviving ballets, and a treasure in the Danish Bournonville style. Restaged for the Bolshoi by Bournonville expert Johan Kobborg, this production is the ultimate romantic masterpiece.

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ROH Ballet Live: La Bayadère [12A]

ROH Ballet Live: La Bayadère [12A]

  • Tue 13th Nov 2018
  • 7:15pm
  • £17.50

Natalia Makarova's production of this 19th-century classic ballet brings an exotic world of temple dancers and noble worriors to life.

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Bolshoi Ballet: Don Quixote [12A]

Bolshoi Ballet: Don Quixote [12A]

  • Sun 2nd Dec 2018
  • 3pm
  • £17.50

Cervantes’ hero comes to life in the Bolshoi's critically acclaimed staging of this exalting performance.

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ROH Ballet Live: The Nutcracker [12A]

ROH Ballet Live: The Nutcracker [12A]

  • Mon 3rd Dec 2018
  • 7:15pm
  • £17.50

A Christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in the hearts of ballet fans around the world.

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ROH Ballet Encore: The Nutcracker [12A]

ROH Ballet Encore: The Nutcracker [12A]

  • Sun 9th Dec 2018
  • 2pm
  • £12.50

A Christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in the hearts of ballet fans around the world.

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Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker [12A]

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker [12A]

  • Sun 23rd Dec 2018
  • 3pm
  • £17.50

The holiday classic returns to the majestic Bolshoi stage for a live broadcast of a timeless story, 'The Nutcracker', taking audiences of all ages on a magical journey through a world of enchantment.

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Bolshoi Ballet: La Bayadère [12A]

Bolshoi Ballet: La Bayadère [12A]

  • Sun 20th Jan 2019
  • 3pm
  • £17.50

'La Bayadere' is one of the greatest works in classical ballet history – a story of love, death and vengeful judgement set in India. A must-see!

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ROH Live: The Queen of Spades [12A]

ROH Live: The Queen of Spades [12A]

  • Tue 22nd Jan 2019
  • 6:45pm
  • £17.50

Tchaikovsky's most ambitious opera contains some of his greatest music and is a powerful study of destructive obsession.

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ROH Live: La Traviata [12A]

ROH Live: La Traviata [12A]

  • Wed 30th Jan 2019
  • 6:45pm
  • £17.50

Richard Eyre's beautiful production provides the perfect setting for Verdi's opera about a courtesan who sacrifices all for love.

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ROH Ballet Live: Don Quixote [12A]

ROH Ballet Live: Don Quixote [12A]

  • Tue 19th Feb 2019
  • 7:15pm
  • £17.50

Love and friendship triumph in Carlos Acosta's vibrant production of this dazzling ballet.

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Bolshoi Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty [12A]

Bolshoi Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty [12A]

  • Sun 10th Mar 2019
  • 3pm
  • £17.50

A resplendent fairytale ballet perfomed by the Bolshoi, 'The Sleeping Beauty' features scores of magical characters including fairies, the Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, and a beautiful young Princess Aurora performed by Olga Smirnova. This is classical ballet at its finest.

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ROH Live: La Forza del Destino [12A]

ROH Live: La Forza del Destino [12A]

  • Tue 2nd Apr 2019
  • 6:15pm
  • £17.50

Christof Loy directs a star-studded cast of singers, including Anna Natrebko, Jonas Kaufmann and Ludovic Tézier, in Verdi's epic opera, conducted by Antonio Pappano.

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Bolshoi Ballet: The Golden Age [12A]

Bolshoi Ballet: The Golden Age [12A]

  • Sun 7th Apr 2019
  • 4pm
  • £17.50

With its jazzy score by Shostakovich and its music-hall atmosphere featuring beautiful tangos, 'The Golden Age' is a refreshing and colourful dive into the roaring 20’s. A historic ballet that can be seen only at the Bolshoi!

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ROH Live: Faust [12A]

ROH Live: Faust [12A]

  • Tue 30th Apr 2019
  • 6:45pm
  • £17.50

Experience the decadence and elegance of 1870s Paris in David McVicar's spectacular production of Gounod's best-loved opera.

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ROH Ballet Live: Within the Golden Hour | New Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui | Flight Pattern [12A]

ROH Ballet Live: Within the Golden Hour | New Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui | Flight Pattern [12A]

  • Thu 16th May 2019
  • 7:15pm
  • £17.50

Two recent works and one world premiere showcase the contemporary face of the Royal Ballet.

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Bolshoi Ballet: Carmen Suite | Petrushka [12A]

Bolshoi Ballet: Carmen Suite | Petrushka [12A]

  • Sun 19th May 2019
  • 4pm
  • £17.50

The passionate one act ballet by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso [...] will captivate audiences alongside 'Petrushka', a new creation for the Bolshoi by contemporary choreographer Edward Clug, in an evening encapsulating the soul of Russian Ballet.

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ROH Ballet Live: Romeo and Juliet [12A]

ROH Ballet Live: Romeo and Juliet [12A]

  • Tue 11th Jun 2019
  • 7:15pm
  • £17.50

Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers encounter passion and tragedy in Kenneth MacMillan's 20th-century ballet masterpiece.

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  • Mon 30th Sep 2019
  • 10am
  • £10.00

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