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Arts Lab workshops

Arts Lab workshops

  • Fri 15th Dec, 9am. Mon 18th Dec, 9am. Tue 19th Dec, 9am. Wed 20th Dec, 9am. Thu 21st Dec, 9am. Fri 22nd Dec, 9am. Mon 25th Dec, 9am. Tue 26th Dec, 9am. Wed 27th Dec, 9am. Thu 28th Dec, 9am

A place for dynamic experimental arts, connecting artists, young people and the adventurous for happier, healthier and extraordinary lives.

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Exhibition: The Invitational

Exhibition: The Invitational

  • Fri 15th Dec, 9am. Sat 16th Dec, 9am. Mon 18th Dec, 9am. Tue 19th Dec, 9am. Wed 20th Dec, 9am. Thu 21st Dec, 9am. Fri 22nd Dec, 9am. Sat 23rd Dec, 9am. Wed 27th Dec, 9am. Thu 28th Dec, 9am

Work by six artists with a focus on those whose work celebrates and sometimes mourns for the precious planet on which we live. The work in this exhibition sings a common refrain using a wide variety of media, styles, and approaches to making work.

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Inky Rags

Inky Rags

  • Fri 15th Dec, 9am. Sat 16th Dec, 9am. Sun 17th Dec, 9am. Mon 18th Dec, 9am. Tue 19th Dec, 9am. Wed 20th Dec, 9am. Thu 21st Dec, 9am. Fri 22nd Dec, 9am. Sat 23rd Dec, 9am. Sun 24th Dec, 9am

A new exhibition offering a fascinating insight into our bookbinding department at the Dartington Hall Trust.

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Christmas trees at The Shops

Christmas trees at The Shops

  • Fri 15th Dec, 10am. Sat 16th Dec, 10am. Sun 17th Dec, 10am. Mon 18th Dec, 10am. Tue 19th Dec, 10am. Wed 20th Dec, 10am

Buy your freshly cut, Devon-grown Christmas trees at The Shops at Dartington.

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Workshops at The Wool Merchant

Workshops at The Wool Merchant

  • Fri 15th Dec 2017
  • 10am

A range of brilliant workshops for those looking to gain and develop skills with yarn! Learn how to make socks, mittens, shawls, crochet and more.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi 3D [12A]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi 3D [12A]

  • Fri 15th Dec, 1:45pm & 5pm & 8:15pm. Sat 16th Dec, 1:45pm & 5pm & 8:15pm. Sun 17th Dec, 1:45pm & 5pm & 8:15pm. Tue 19th Dec, 1:45pm | £5.80

The Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

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The Girl with the Iron Claws

The Girl with the Iron Claws

  • Fri 15th Dec, 4:30pm & 7pm. Sat 16th Dec, 11:30am & 4:30pm. Sun 17th Dec, 11:30am & 4:30pm. Thu 21st Dec, 4:30pm & 7pm. Fri 22nd Dec, 4:30pm & 7pm | £10.00

A Dartington Live event. The Wrong Crowd present 'The Girl with the Iron Claws'. Growing up isn't easy, especially when you're in love with a bear.

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Landscape Painting Workshops

Landscape Painting Workshops

  • Sat 16th Dec, 9am. Sun 17th Dec, 9am

This course is intended for students with some experience of producing a painting who wish to explore observation, imagination, atmosphere and personal response to create explorative and evocative creations.

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Christmas Fair at The Shops at Dartington

Christmas Fair at The Shops at Dartington

  • Sat 16th Dec, 10am. Sun 17th Dec, 10am

Celebrate Christmas at The Shops at Dartington’s annual Christmas Fair - music, magic and a host of activities in every shop!

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Jazz at the Shops

Jazz at the Shops

  • Sat 16th Dec, 11am. Sun 17th Dec, 11am. Sat 23rd Dec, 11am

The John Shillito Jazz Band present some of the best, liveliest, freshest and swinging musical jazz that you can hear in the contemporary New Orleans, Dixieland style.

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Off the Peg: Printmaking exhibition and sale

Off the Peg: Printmaking exhibition and sale

  • Sat 16th Dec, 11am. Sun 17th Dec, 11am

This is your chance to see a huge range and variety of work made at the workshop over the last year, all hung on washing lines amongst the fascinating equipment and printing presses.

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Pre-Cinema meal deal at The White Hart

Pre-Cinema meal deal at The White Hart

  • Sun 17th Dec, 5:30pm. Mon 18th Dec, 5:30pm. Tue 19th Dec, 5:30pm. Wed 20th Dec, 5:30pm. Thu 21st Dec, 5:30pm. Sun 24th Dec, 5:30pm. Mon 25th Dec, 5:30pm. Tue 26th Dec, 5:30pm. Wed 27th Dec, 5:30pm. Thu 28th Dec, 5:30pm

Attending an evening film at Dartington Hall’s beautiful 14C 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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Crafted: Printmaking (10-week course)

Crafted: Printmaking (10-week course)

  • Mon 18th Dec, 10am. Tue 19th Dec, 10am. Wed 20th Dec, 10am. Mon 25th Dec, 10am. Tue 26th Dec, 10am. Wed 27th Dec, 10am. Mon 1st Jan, 10am. Tue 2nd Jan, 10am. Wed 3rd Jan, 10am. Mon 8th Jan, 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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Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2D [12A]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2D [12A]

  • Mon 18th Dec, 1:45pm & 5pm & 8:15pm. Thu 21st Dec, 1:45pm & 5pm & 8:15pm. Thu 28th Dec, 1:45pm & 5pm & 8:15pm | £5.80

The Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

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The Aller Park Project – David Matthews

The Aller Park Project – David Matthews

  • Wed 20th Dec, 10am. Wed 27th Dec, 10am. Wed 3rd Jan, 10am. Wed 10th Jan, 10am. Wed 17th Jan, 10am. Wed 24th Jan, 10am. Wed 31st Jan, 10am. Wed 7th Feb, 10am. Wed 14th Feb, 10am. Wed 21st Feb, 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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Totnes Young Peoples Theatre

Totnes Young Peoples Theatre

  • Wed 20th Dec, 5:30pm. Wed 27th Dec, 5:30pm. Wed 3rd Jan, 5:30pm. Wed 10th Jan, 5:30pm. Wed 17th Jan, 5:30pm. Wed 24th Jan, 5:30pm. Wed 31st Jan, 5:30pm. Wed 7th Feb, 5:30pm. Wed 14th Feb, 5:30pm. Wed 21st Feb, 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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The Wrong Crowd - Engagement Workshops

The Wrong Crowd - Engagement Workshops

  • Thu 21st Dec 2017
  • 3pm
  • £3.00

Get crafty with The Wrong Crowd this Christmas! To accompany their production, The Girl with the Iron Claws, The Wrong Crowd are inviting families to join a hands-on workshop where you can learn to make and operate your own shadow puppets!

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Paddington 2 [PG]

Paddington 2 [PG]

  • Fri 29th Dec, 1pm & 3:15pm. Sat 30th Dec, 1pm & 3:15pm. Tue 2nd Jan, 2pm. Wed 3rd Jan, 2pm. Thu 4th Jan, 5pm. Fri 5th Jan, 1pm & 5:30pm. Sat 6th Jan, 12:30pm | £5.80

Everyone’s favourite bear is back in this gloriously entertaining sequel. Now happily settled with the Browns and an established member of the community, Paddington undertakes a number of odd jobs in order to buy a unique pop-up book from an antiques shop as a 100th birthday present for his beloved Aunt Lucy.

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Happy End [15]

Happy End [15]

  • Fri 29th Dec, 5:30pm. Sat 30th Dec, 8pm. Tue 2nd Jan, 8pm | £8.20

Isabelle Huppert and Jean-Louis Trintignant, both stars of Michael Haneke’s 'Amour' (2012), reunite in his superlative new satire, Happy End. Set in Calais, it sees Anne command her family’s business, following on from her ailing father. But her family is shot through with anxiety.

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Suburbicon [15]

Suburbicon [15]

  • Fri 29th Dec, 8pm. Sat 30th Dec, 5:30pm. Wed 3rd Jan, 5pm. Thu 4th Jan, 8pm | £8.20

Scripted by the Coen brothers and directed by George Clooney, this intelligent dark comedy explores the reality behind the perfection of idealised 1950s American life. Matt Damon and Julianne Moore star as a couple living in a peaceful, idyllic, suburban community.

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Stone Carving Courses (various dates)

Stone Carving Courses (various dates)

  • Tue 2nd Jan, 9:30am. Sat 6th Jan, 9:30am. Sat 27th Jan, 9:30am. Sat 24th Feb, 9:30am. Sat 17th Mar, 9:30am. Sat 24th Mar, 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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Mountain [PG]

Mountain [PG]

  • Tue 2nd Jan, 5pm. Wed 3rd Jan, 8pm. Thu 4th Jan, 2pm | £8.20

This sublime documentary is an unforgettably exhilarating watch; something like a 70-minute adrenaline rush. Narrated by actor Willem Dafoe, it is a cinematic and musical collaboration between the renowned Australian Chamber Orchestra and BAFTA-nominated director Jennifer Peedom.

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Crafted: Carpentry for Women, six-week course

Crafted: Carpentry for Women, six-week course

  • Wed 3rd Jan, 10am. Wed 21st Feb, 10am. Wed 18th Apr, 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: Life Drawing, Spring 2018

Crafted: Life Drawing, Spring 2018

  • Tue 9th Jan, 10am. Thu 11th Jan, 6:30pm. Tue 16th Jan, 10am. Thu 18th Jan, 6:30pm. Tue 23rd Jan, 10am. Thu 25th Jan, 6:30pm. Tue 30th Jan, 10am. Thu 1st Feb, 6:30pm. Tue 6th Feb, 10am. Thu 8th Feb, 6:30pm

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

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Crafted: Bookbinding (10-week course)

Crafted: Bookbinding (10-week course)

  • Tue 9th Jan, 2pm. Wed 10th Jan, 9:30am. Thu 11th Jan, 9:30am

Learn the arts of lead and brass typography or embark on your own restoration project under the guidance of skilled tutor, Mary Bartlett

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Future of Education Colloquium - Schumacher College

Future of Education Colloquium - Schumacher College

  • Fri 12th Jan 2018
  • 11am
  • £120.00

An invitation-only event.

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Spirit of the Dancing Heart

Spirit of the Dancing Heart

  • Fri 12th Jan, 1pm. Sat 13th Jan, 10am. Sun 14th Jan, 10am

How can we welcome, with curiosity the full spectrum of our hearts? How do we move with what is true in our hearts and still keep on going? Join Rosie Perks and Ben Yegera for a weekend journey of vibrancy and courage through the heart
.

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ROH Live: Rigoletto [12A]

ROH Live: Rigoletto [12A]

  • Tue 16th Jan 2018
  • 7:15pm
  • £17.50

Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect.

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Class of 1685-Masumi Yamamoto & Boris Bizjak

Class of 1685-Masumi Yamamoto & Boris Bizjak

  • Fri 19th Jan 2018
  • 7:30pm
  • £12.00

This is the fourth in a season of six concerts organised by the Totnes Early Music Society. This programme of works by composers born in 1685 covers a wide range of styles. Handel studied in Italy and became British; Scarlatti worked in Portugal and Spain; Dornel was French; and Bach German.

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Crafted: Build a Custom Wooden Surfboard - six day course

Crafted: Build a Custom Wooden Surfboard - six day course

  • Sat 20th Jan 2018
  • 10am
  • £1200.00

Build a beautiful hollow wooden surfboard designed just for you - worthy of riding the waves or being displayed as a piece of art.

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Crafted: Weave Away! weekend course

Crafted: Weave Away! weekend course

  • Sat 20th Jan 2018
  • 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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Crafted: Baking with The Almond Thief, weekend courses

Crafted: Baking with The Almond Thief, weekend courses

  • Sat 20th Jan, 3:30pm. Sat 10th Feb, 3:30pm. Sat 10th Mar, 3:30pm. Sat 14th Apr, 3:30pm | £150.00

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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Crafted: Fermentation for the Nation, two-day course

Crafted: Fermentation for the Nation, two-day course

  • Sun 21st Jan, 10am. Sun 18th Mar, 10am | £120.00

Dive into the world of fermentation. Over this two day course we'll explore the ancient art of fermentation with all its life-enhancing properties.

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Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet (2018) [12A]

Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet (2018) [12A]

  • Sun 21st Jan 2018
  • 3pm
  • £17.50

Alexei Ratmansky, stages the company’s premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh re-telling of Shakespeare’s beloved classic. His brilliant and detailed adaptation reignites the story of literature’s most celebrated star-crossed lovers like no other classical ballet choreographer today.

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Crafted: Carpentry for Beginners - six week course - 1 place left

Crafted: Carpentry for Beginners - six week course - 1 place left

  • Wed 24th Jan 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: Woodworking: Side Table, weekend course - FULL

Crafted: Woodworking: Side Table, weekend course - FULL

  • Sat 27th Jan 2018
  • 9:30am
  • £180.00

Learn basic traditional woodworking by building your own stylish side table from local ash.

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Crafted: Sculpting from Life, weekend courses

Crafted: Sculpting from Life, weekend courses

  • Sat 27th Jan, 10am. Sat 10th Mar, 10am. Sat 21st Apr, 10am | £125.00

On this weekend course you will learn techniques needed to sculpt the figure in clay with confidence and a clear sense of artistic direction.

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MET Opera: Tosca (2018) [12A]

MET Opera: Tosca (2018) [12A]

  • Sat 27th Jan 2018
  • 5:55pm
  • £20.00

Puccini’s thrilling Tosca is a story of love, terror, the abuse of power, and the unquenchable longing for freedom. When an escaped political prisoner takes refuge in a church, an opera singer and a painter are drawn into a twisting plot that puts them at the mercy of the secret police and its network of torturers and spies.

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Heads Up - Kieran Hurley

Heads Up - Kieran Hurley

  • Fri 2nd Feb, 8pm. Sat 3rd Feb, 8pm | £12.00

Multi award-winner Kieran Hurley weaves a picture of a familiar city at its moment of destruction, asking what would we do if we found ourselves at the end of our world as we know it.

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Dartington Community Choir Choral Workshop Weekend

Dartington Community Choir Choral Workshop Weekend

  • Sat 3rd Feb, 9am. Sun 4th Feb, 9am

This two day choral weekend features guest conductor Scott Stroman, soprano Catherine Hamilton and pianist Kristian Lindberg.

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Crafted: Marmalade Making - one day course - 3 places left

Crafted: Marmalade Making - one day course - 3 places left

  • Sat 3rd Feb 2018
  • 10am
  • £50.00

January and February is the time to make the most of the bitter Seville oranges and take away the fruits of your labour to savour all year round.

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Crafted: Pouffe or Meditation Cushion, one-day course

Crafted: Pouffe or Meditation Cushion, one-day course

  • Sat 3rd Feb 2018
  • 10am
  • £50.00

Relax and make a gorgeous pouffe or meditation cushion on this one-day course.

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Crafted: Spoon Day Saturday - one day course - 1 place left

Crafted: Spoon Day Saturday - one day course - 1 place left

  • Sat 3rd Feb 2018
  • 10am
  • £45.00

Spend a day in the woods with local green woodworker and recent winner of Best Maker in the South West Ambrose Vevers for this inspiring day carving spoons.

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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 4th Feb 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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Bolshoi Ballet: The Lady of the Camellias [12A]

Bolshoi Ballet: The Lady of the Camellias [12A]

  • Sun 4th Feb 2018
  • 3pm
  • £17.50

The Bolshoi brings choreographer John Neumeier’s work of rare beauty and tragic depth to new emotional heights, with prima Svetlana Zakharova as the ailing Marguerite seeking love and redemption from her life as a courtesan.

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ROH Live: Tosca [12A]

ROH Live: Tosca [12A]

  • Wed 7th Feb 2018
  • 7:15pm
  • £17.50

One of the all-time great operas, Tosca combines drama, passion and glorious music. Set in Rome, the story follows painter Mario Cavaradossi who is captured and sentenced to death by Scarpia, the sadistic Chief of Police. Mario’s life can be saved and his freedom granted providing, his lover, Tosca, gives herself to Scarpia.

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'begin again' - A Soul Motion dance workshop

  • Fri 9th Feb, 9am. Sat 10th Feb, 9am. Sun 11th Feb, 9am | £8.20

Soul Motion is a conscious dance practise. In this workshop we will practise living the dance that begins right now, with this first breath, with this first step.

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Crafted: Smelling of Roses: Build your own Compost Toilet - weekend course

Crafted: Smelling of Roses: Build your own Compost Toilet - weekend course

  • Sat 10th Feb 2018
  • 10am
  • £180.00

Building your own compost toilet, whether for a guest loo in the garden or to go off-grid, is a no-brainer for anyone who wants to stop polluting their source of life and obtain high-quality organic fertiliser free of charge.

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Primo - Alfredo Zinola & Felipe Gonzalez

Primo - Alfredo Zinola & Felipe Gonzalez

  • Sat 10th Feb, 11:30am & 2pm. Sun 11th Feb, 11:30am & 2pm | £10.00

Primo by Alfredo Zinola and Felipe González in an unusual performance of underwater contemporary dance and is literally set in a large pool on the stage.

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MET Opera: L

MET Opera: L'Elisir d'Amore (2018) [12A]

  • Sat 10th Feb 2018
  • 5pm
  • £20.00

Nemorino is in love with Adina but she is way out of his league. When he buys a “love potion” from a travelling quack, the results are rather more than he bargained for. Charmingly staged by Bartlett Sher, Donizetti’s beloved masterpiece combines deft comic timing with touching emotional depth.

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Crafted: Get Clacking, Knit-a-thon! One day event

Crafted: Get Clacking, Knit-a-thon! One day event

  • Sun 11th Feb 2018
  • 10am
  • £10.00

Spend a whole glorious day knitting! This year we are knitting for nature, plus yarn swaps, knitting quiz and, of course, cake!

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An Ordinary Art Seminar

An Ordinary Art Seminar

  • Fri 16th Feb 2018
  • 10:30am

Only 0.3% of the creative industry workforce are disabled. The Ordinary Art Seminar will explore progression routes for learning disabled young artists; with input from organisations and young artists leading the way to change.

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An Ordinary Art Festival - Family Day

An Ordinary Art Festival - Family Day

  • Fri 16th Feb 2018
  • 11am
  • £12.00

Curated by learning disabled young people, ORDINARY ART is a new festival drawing together the work of artists with labels from across the South West.

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Crafted: Make your own Kimono - weekend course

Crafted: Make your own Kimono - weekend course

  • Sat 17th Feb 2018
  • 9:30am
  • £120.00

Make yourself or a friend a gorgeous, versatile, unisex kimono - great as a dressing gown or wrapper.

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An Ordinary Art Festival - Teen Day

An Ordinary Art Festival - Teen Day

  • Sat 17th Feb 2018
  • 11am
  • £12.00

Curated by learning disabled young people, ORDINARY ART is a new festival drawing together the work of artists with labels from across the South West.

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Devon Baroque - Strings on Speed

Devon Baroque - Strings on Speed

  • Sun 18th Feb 2018
  • 3pm
  • £18.00

Devon Baroque is known for its engaging, inclusive concerts, and warm, energetic and fun-filled performances. Strings on Speed highlights include Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 3, and concertos for one, two, and four soloists by Vivaldi and Telemann.

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Crafted: Toasty Pyjamas, five-week course

Crafted: Toasty Pyjamas, five-week course

  • Tue 20th Feb 2018
  • 6pm
  • £200.00

Enjoy the dark winter evenings by making a set of lovely toasty pyjamas on this five week evening course.

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At Sea - Broken Spectacles

At Sea - Broken Spectacles

  • Thu 22nd Feb 2018
  • 7pm
  • £10.00

Presented by two of Europe’s finest ethnographers, we explore the ancient myth of the Selkie.

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NT Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof [15]

NT Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof [15]

  • Thu 22nd Feb 2018
  • 7pm
  • £17.50

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage.

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Portraits in Motion

Portraits in Motion

  • Fri 23rd Feb, 8pm. Sat 24th Feb, 8pm | £12.00

Since 2003 Volker Gerling has walked over 3,500km throughout Germany, inviting people to visit his travelling Flipbook thumb cinema exhibition and creating flipbook portraits of some of the people he meets along the way.

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Crafted: Traditional Upholstery Weekend

Crafted: Traditional Upholstery Weekend

  • Sat 24th Feb 2018
  • 9:30am
  • £210.00

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

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MET Opera: La Bohème (2018) [12A]

MET Opera: La Bohème (2018) [12A]

  • Sat 24th Feb 2018
  • 5:30pm
  • £20.00

An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. Sonya Yoncheva stars as Mimì, opposite Michael Fabiano as the passionate writer Rodolfo. Zeffirelli’s stupendous onstage recreations of 19th-century Paris are sure to take your breath away.

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Wedding Open Day

Wedding Open Day

  • Sun 25th Feb 2018
  • 11am

Come along to our informal open wedding day and take the opportunity to view our medieval Grade 1 listed building, and over 800 acres of glorious Grade 2 listed gardens. Admission Free.

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Crafted: Deeper Weave - four day course

Crafted: Deeper Weave - four day course

  • Wed 28th Feb 2018
  • 10am
  • £220.00

This course is perfect for beginners and improvers who want a more in-depth experience weaving their own unique scarf.

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Séance

Séance

  • Wed 28th Feb, 7:20pm & 7:40pm & 7pm & 8:20pm & 8:40pm & 8pm & 9:20pm & 9:40pm & 9pm. Thu 1st Mar, 7pm | £6.50

Séance explores the psychology of a group of people who have been bombarded with suggestible material. It is an intense sonic performance for twenty people at a time, lasting for twenty terrifying minutes.

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ROH Ballet Live: The Winter

ROH Ballet Live: The Winter's Tale [12A]

  • Wed 28th Feb 2018
  • 7:15pm
  • £17.50

The Winter’s Tale follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret, the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation.

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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

  • Sat 3rd Mar 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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Crafted: Sourdough Croissants, Bagels & Crumpets - weekend course - 2 places left

Crafted: Sourdough Croissants, Bagels & Crumpets - weekend course - 2 places left

  • Sat 3rd Mar 2018
  • 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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Seb Rochford

Seb Rochford

  • Sat 3rd Mar 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 4th Mar, 10am. Sun 8th Apr, 10am. Sun 6th May, 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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Bolshoi Ballet: The Flames of Paris (2018) [12A]

Bolshoi Ballet: The Flames of Paris (2018) [12A]

  • Sun 4th Mar 2018
  • 3pm
  • £17.50

Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi’s overflowing energy and fiery passion as can Alexei Ratmansky’s captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen’s The Flames of Paris. With powerful virtuosity and some of the most stunning pas de deux, the Bolshoi Ballet displays an exuberance almost too enormous for the Moscow stage.

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Crafted: Bee-Centered Beekeeping, weekly evening course, 5 weeks

Crafted: Bee-Centered Beekeeping, weekly evening course, 5 weeks

  • Tue 6th Mar 2018
  • 6:30pm
  • £80.00

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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ROH Live: Carmen [12A]

ROH Live: Carmen [12A]

  • Tue 6th Mar 2018
  • 6:45pm
  • £17.50

This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production. He has devised a far-from-traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character.

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The Preston Bill

The Preston Bill

  • Fri 9th Mar, 8pm. Sat 10th Mar, 8pm | £12.00

The story of a life. The story of our lives. Welcome to the North. A story from Preston. About Preston. A story that will make you stop and think about where you, and we, are in the world.

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Crafted: If a Hen Built Her Own House - two day course

Crafted: If a Hen Built Her Own House - two day course

  • Sat 10th Mar 2018
  • 9:30am
  • £180.00

Learn about hen welfare and make a hen house that suits their needs as well as yours. This course will provide you with practical theory behind hen rearing and the opportunity to build a collective hen house for the Dartington Estate.

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MET Opera: Semiramide (2018) [12A]

MET Opera: Semiramide (2018) [12A]

  • Sat 10th Mar 2018
  • 5:55pm
  • £20.00

Against the backdrop of the Hanging Gardens, Semiramide, Queen of Babylon, defies bad omens and supernatural threats in her quest to find a worthy successor to her late husband. But she harbours more than one dark secret, and whoever gains the throne may find that he has lost more than he has won.

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Passamezzo - Music from the Restoration

Passamezzo - Music from the Restoration

  • Sat 10th Mar 2018
  • 7:30pm
  • £14.00

This is the fifth in a season of six concerts organised by the Totnes Early Music Society. An evening of music, words and song from Restoration England to partner a lecture by historian Ian Mortimer in conjunction with the Totnes Museum Society.

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Ten - ACE dance and music

Ten - ACE dance and music

  • Fri 16th Mar, 8pm. Sat 17th Mar, 8pm | £12.00

A thought-provoking full-length dance production. Combining contemporary dance with an essence of Flamenco, Kathak and ACE’s own Afro-fusion style, TEN is a visceral and exhilarating dance production.

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Oscar Wilde Season Live: Lady Windermere

Oscar Wilde Season Live: Lady Windermere's Fan [12A]

  • Tue 20th Mar 2018
  • 7:15pm
  • £15.00

A new production of Oscar Wilde’s social comedy, directed by award-winning writer, actor and director Kathy Burke, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. Featuring a talented comedic cast including the Olivier Award-winning actress Samantha Spiro and guest starring Jennifer Saunders.

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NT Live: Julius Caesar [12A]

NT Live: Julius Caesar [12A]

  • Thu 22nd Mar 2018
  • 7pm
  • £17.50

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder plays Caesar and David Morrissey is Mark Antony.

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Instructions for a Border Crossing

Instructions for a Border Crossing

  • Fri 23rd Mar 2018
  • 8pm
  • £12.00

A twelve-year-old girl sneaks across the border into her own country. Her parents watch her on a computer screen. The works of a half-forgotten performance artist seem to hold the key to bringing down a brutal system operating on our behalf and under our noses. Do you join in? Or do you look the other way?

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Crafted: Shaker Peg Rail, one-day course

Crafted: Shaker Peg Rail, one-day course

  • Sat 24th Mar 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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The Six O'Clock News - workshop & performance

  • Sat 24th Mar 2018
  • 8pm
  • £12.00

Daniel Bye and Dartington Live present a unique live experience. Collapse of the ice caps? Riots in Totnes? Jacob Rees-Mogg as Prime Minister? Whatever the headlines on the Saturday 24th March, they will be digested and responded to for your viewing pleasure.

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ROH Ballet Live: Bernstein Centenary [12A]

ROH Ballet Live: Bernstein Centenary [12A]

  • Tue 27th Mar 2018
  • 7:15pm
  • £17.50

Three Royal Ballet choreographers honour the creative genius of Leonard Bernstein as part of the special worldwide centennial celebration of works created in response to his music. This programme includes two world premieres by Wayne McGregor and Christopher Wheeldon, as well as the first revival of Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety set to Bernstein’s Symphony No 2.

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Plan B for Utopia - Joan Cleville Dance

Plan B for Utopia - Joan Cleville Dance

  • Fri 30th Mar, 8pm. Sat 31st Mar, 8pm | £12.00

You have a plan, and then you don’t. You have a dream, and then you wake up. You fall in love, and your heart gets broken. The question is: do you pick up the pieces and try again?

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MET Opera: Cosi fan Tutte [12A]

MET Opera: Cosi fan Tutte [12A]

  • Sat 31st Mar 2018
  • 5:55pm
  • £20.00

Goaded by their cynical friend Don Alfonso, soldiers Ferrando and Guglielmo decide to test their fiancées’ fidelity. Will the young women succumb to their tricks? A co-production with English National Opera, this clever vision of the battle of the sexes is set in a carnivalesque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island.

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ROH Live: Macbeth [12A]

ROH Live: Macbeth [12A]

  • Wed 4th Apr 2018
  • 7:15pm
  • £17.50

The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts. This is Verdi at his most theatrical; the opera bristles with demonic energy.

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Convivio - A Royal Engagement

Convivio - A Royal Engagement

  • Fri 6th Apr 2018
  • 7:30pm
  • £12.00

This concert has now been rescheduled after cancellation, and is part of a season of six concerts organised by the Totnes Early Music Society. Convivio celebrates the anniversary of Bach’s appointment as Kappellmeister to Prince Leopold, exactly 300 years ago.

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Last Act of Rebellion - Lone Twin

Last Act of Rebellion - Lone Twin

  • Fri 6th Apr, 8pm. Sat 7th Apr, 8pm | £14.00

An eclectic group of collaborators working with songs that are perhaps a little too well known, creating dances for two men in their mid-forties who know no better.

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Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle [12A]

Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle [12A]

  • Sun 8th Apr 2018
  • 4pm
  • £17.50

Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies this ultimate ballerina role in the classical repertoire, alongside the sensational Sergei Polunin as Albrecht, in this chilling, yet luminous ballet that continues to captivate audiences for over 150 years at the Bolshoi.

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Crafted: Weave Your Own Foraging Basket, weekend course

Crafted: Weave Your Own Foraging Basket, weekend course

  • Sat 14th Apr 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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MET Opera: Luisa Miller [12A]

MET Opera: Luisa Miller [12A]

  • Sat 14th Apr 2018
  • 5:30pm
  • £20.00

Plácido Domingo adds yet another chapter to his legendary Met collaboration with a rarely performed Verdi gem. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role in this tragedy about a young woman who sacrifices her own happiness in an attempt to save her father’s life.

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Hauschka

Hauschka

  • Sun 15th Apr 2018
  • 8pm
  • £14.00

The sonic landscapes created by German pianist/composer Volker Bertelmann — better known as Hauschka — sound like the work of a whole ensemble, so it is an astonishing sight to see just one lone figure onstage.

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Crafted: Wild Food Maker Series: six evenings over seven months

Crafted: Wild Food Maker Series: six evenings over seven months

  • Tue 17th Apr 2018
  • 6pm
  • £140.00

Forage. Craft. Unleash your inner wild thing and discover the transformative art of wildcrafting.

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History History History - Deborah Pearson

History History History - Deborah Pearson

  • Fri 20th Apr, 7pm. Sat 21st Apr, 7pm | £12.00

This is a performance for lovers of old cinema, and for anyone who has stared at pictures of their ancestors a little too long.

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Crafted: Wild Spring Superfoods - one-day course

Crafted: Wild Spring Superfoods - one-day course

  • Sun 22nd Apr 2018
  • 10am
  • £40.00

Spend a day in the woods foraging the early bright, new growth of the year with Myrtle Cooper

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Crafted: Spring Tonics - one day course

Crafted: Spring Tonics - one day course

  • 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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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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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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Hatch

Hatch

  • Sun 29th Apr, 11am & 2pm | £10.00

With a sparkling musical score by Brazilian percussionist and composer Adriano Adewale, Polka and The Royal Opera bring you the perfect introduction to music and theatre.

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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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ROH Ballet Live: Manon [12A]

ROH Ballet 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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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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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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NT Live: Macbeth (2018) [12A]

NT Live: Macbeth (2018) [12A]

  • 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 Holistic Science Confluence - 5 Day Residential

The Holistic Science Confluence - 5 Day Residential

  • Sat 19th May 2018
  • 12pm
  • £420.00

We are gathering a group of scientists, mavericks, shakers and story-tellers of science from different walks of life to convene at Schumacher College to co-create a future with a more holistic, ethical and enlivened science.

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The Holistic Science Confluence - Non-Residential Weekend

The Holistic Science Confluence - Non-Residential Weekend

  • Sat 19th May 2018
  • 12pm
  • £90.00

We are gathering a group of scientists, mavericks, shakers and story-tellers of science from different walks of life to convene at Schumacher College to co-create a future with a more holistic, ethical and enlivened science.

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The Holistic Science Confluence - 3 Day Residential

The Holistic Science Confluence - 3 Day Residential

  • Mon 21st May 2018
  • 12pm
  • £330.00

We are gathering a group of scientists, mavericks, shakers and story-tellers of science from different walks of life to convene at Schumacher College to co-create a future with a more holistic, ethical and enlivened science.

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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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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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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 Ballet Live: Swan Lake [12A]

ROH Ballet Live: Swan Lake [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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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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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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