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Dunkirk [12A]

Dunkirk [12A]

  • Tue 25th Jul, 5pm & 8pm. Wed 26th Jul, 2pm & 5pm & 8pm. Thu 27th Jul, 1pm & 3pm & 5pm. Fri 28th Jul, 2pm | £8.20

Filmmaker Christopher Nolan (Interstellar, Inception, The Dark Knight) directs this epic action thriller from his own original screenplay. Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces.

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Pre-Cinema meal deal at The White Hart

Pre-Cinema meal deal at The White Hart

  • Tue 25th Jul, 5:30pm. Wed 26th Jul, 5:30pm. Thu 27th Jul, 5:30pm. Sun 30th Jul, 5:30pm. Mon 31st Jul, 5:30pm. Tue 1st Aug, 5:30pm. Wed 2nd Aug, 5:30pm. Thu 3rd Aug, 5:30pm. Sun 6th Aug, 5:30pm. Mon 7th Aug, 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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Arts Lab workshops

Arts Lab workshops

  • Wed 26th Jul, 9am. Thu 27th Jul, 9am. Fri 28th Jul, 9am. Mon 31st Jul, 9am. Tue 1st Aug, 9am. Wed 2nd Aug, 9am. Thu 3rd Aug, 9am. Fri 4th Aug, 9am. Mon 7th Aug, 9am

An artist-run studio offering workshops, mentoring and opportunities for collaboration, where enthusiasm and energy levels are infectious and the urge to make beautiful art irresistible. A range of workshops are on offer throughout each week.

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Menuhin

Menuhin's Violin

  • Wed 26th Jul, 9am. Thu 27th Jul, 9am. Fri 28th Jul, 9am. Sat 29th Jul, 9am. Sun 30th Jul, 9am. Mon 31st Jul, 9am. Tue 1st Aug, 9am. Wed 2nd Aug, 9am. Thu 3rd Aug, 9am

An installation by Heidi Hinder and Richard Barnard. Imagine yourself inside Yehudi Menuhin’s violin as it resonates with memories of the music it has played, the places it has travelled, and the people who continue to be affected by its owner’s legacy.

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Crafted: Printmaking (10-week course)

Crafted: Printmaking (10-week course)

  • Wed 26th Jul, 10am. Mon 31st Jul, 10am. Tue 1st Aug, 10am. Wed 2nd Aug, 10am. Mon 7th Aug, 10am. Tue 8th Aug, 10am. Wed 9th Aug, 10am. Mon 14th Aug, 10am. Tue 15th Aug, 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 26th Jul, 10am. Wed 2nd Aug, 10am. Wed 9th Aug, 10am. Wed 16th Aug, 10am. Wed 23rd Aug, 10am. Wed 30th Aug, 10am. Wed 6th Sep, 10am. Wed 13th Sep, 10am. Wed 20th Sep, 10am. Wed 27th Sep, 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 26th Jul, 11am. Wed 2nd Aug, 11am. Wed 9th Aug, 11am. Wed 16th Aug, 11am. Wed 23rd Aug, 11am. Wed 30th Aug, 11am. Wed 6th Sep, 11am. Wed 13th Sep, 11am. Wed 20th Sep, 11am. Wed 27th Sep, 11am

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

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Despicable Me 3 (3D) [U]

Despicable Me 3 (3D) [U]

  • Wed 26th Jul 2017
  • 12pm
  • £5.80

Gru faces off against Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who is obsessed with the character he played in the ‘80s, and proves to be Gru’s most formidable adversary to date.

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Earth Talk: Big Picture Activism

Earth Talk: Big Picture Activism

  • Wed 26th Jul 2017
  • 8pm
  • £5.00

With Helena Norbert-Hodge. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and depressed by the state of the world today: from terrorism to unemployment and poverty, from climate chaos to the breakdown of democracy. In the mainstream media, these escalating problems appear separate, but the “big picture” makes it clear that they share a common root cause: an economic system that has become anti-life.

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Dartington Deer Park Public Opening

Dartington Deer Park Public Opening

  • Thu 27th Jul 2017
  • 11am

Join us for the opening of our new visitor attraction. Try new accessible trails around the Deer Park, learn about the history of the Deer Park and its 18th century wall and meet our herd of fallow deer.

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Despicable Me 3 (2D) [U]

Despicable Me 3 (2D) [U]

  • Thu 27th Jul 2017
  • 11am
  • £5.80

Gru faces off against Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who is obsessed with the character he played in the ‘80s, and proves to be Gru’s most formidable adversary to date.

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NT Live: Angels in America - Part 2, Perestroika [15]

NT Live: Angels in America - Part 2, Perestroika [15]

  • Thu 27th Jul 2017
  • 7pm
  • £17.50

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie [U]

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie [U]

  • Fri 28th Jul, 12pm. Sat 29th Jul, 12pm. Sun 30th Jul, 10am. Mon 31st Jul, 12pm. Tue 1st Aug, 12pm. Wed 2nd Aug, 12pm. Thu 3rd Aug, 10am | £5.80

Based on the bestselling book series, this raucous comedy for the entire family tells the story of two overly imaginative pranksters, George and Harold, who hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic but incredibly dimwitted superhero, Captain Underpants.

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Dartington International Summer School & Festival concerts

Dartington International Summer School & Festival concerts

  • Sat 29th Jul, 10am. Sun 30th Jul, 10am. Mon 31st Jul, 10am. Tue 1st Aug, 10am. Wed 2nd Aug, 10am. Thu 3rd Aug, 10am. Fri 4th Aug, 10am. Sat 5th Aug, 10am. Sun 6th Aug, 10am. Mon 7th Aug, 10am

With up to three performances every night, you can fill your summer with world-class concerts by world-famous musicians, in the beautiful setting of Dartington’s wonderful grounds. Come and join us!

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Jazz at the Shops

Jazz at the Shops

  • Sat 29th Jul, 11am. Sat 5th Aug, 11am. Sat 12th Aug, 11am. Sat 19th Aug, 11am. Sat 26th Aug, 11am. Sat 2nd Sep, 11am. Sat 25th Nov, 11am. Sat 2nd Dec, 11am. Sat 9th Dec, 11am. Sat 16th 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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Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday

  • Sat 29th Jul 2017
  • 7:45pm
  • £14.00

From Stockholm, via Italy, to London: Handel, Corelli and more through the eyes of Johan Helmich Roman performed by Ensemble Meridiana, one of Europe's finest young Baroque ensembles.

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Wuthering Heights [U]

Wuthering Heights [U]

  • Sun 30th Jul 2017
  • 2:30pm
  • £6.00

An early example of clever scoring, this classic film, based on the timeless Brontë novel, makes remarkable use of music, notably Mozart's Piano Sonata no. 11 and Rondo alla Turca.

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Barry Lyndon [12A]

Barry Lyndon [12A]

  • Sun 30th Jul 2017
  • 4:30pm
  • £6.00

Stanley Kubrick is renowned not only for his sometimes controversial filmmaking but also his prolific and delicate use of classical music, creating both subtle and dramatic mood changes.

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Stories in Transit

Stories in Transit

  • Sun 30th Jul 2017
  • 5:15pm
  • £8.00

What role can imaginary narratives play in the refugee crisis? Join this fascinating discussion with Marina Warner, Alice Oswald, Peter Oswald and Tamim Al-Barghouti.

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Fretwork: Birds on Fire

Fretwork: Birds on Fire

  • Sun 30th Jul 2017
  • 7:45pm
  • £14.00

Fascinating viol consort programme of 16th and 17th century Mediterranean composers in exile.

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The Strange Story of Jack Dowland and Blind Joe Death - Joanna MacGregor

The Strange Story of Jack Dowland and Blind Joe Death - Joanna MacGregor

  • Sun 30th Jul 2017
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

Joanna MacGregor explores the music of John Dowland and John Fahey, America’s cult blues and folk guitarist.

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Young Dartington

Young Dartington

  • Mon 31st Jul 2017
  • 9am

Young Dartington is a children’s holiday camp for 8-14 year olds that runs for the first 2 weeks of the summer holidays in the grounds of the beautiful Dartington estate.

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Daughter of the Pomegranate Tree

Daughter of the Pomegranate Tree

  • Mon 31st Jul 2017
  • 5:15pm
  • £8.00

Songs and stories of the Middle East and Mediterranean are reinvented and rewoven with singer Merit Ariane Stephanos and multi-instrumentalist Jon Banks.

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In a Strange Land - Elizabethan Composers

In a Strange Land - Elizabethan Composers

  • Mon 31st Jul 2017
  • 7:45pm
  • £14.00

Music of intense spirituality, including Byrd, Tallis, Dowland, Philips and more performed by vocal ensemble Stile Antico.

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Infinite Riches in a Little Room

Infinite Riches in a Little Room

  • Mon 31st Jul 2017
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

Atmospheric, late night jazz from poetic and innovative jazz pianist Huw Warren.

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Dancing Voices: Salome and the Qiyan of Arabic Poetry

Dancing Voices: Salome and the Qiyan of Arabic Poetry

  • Tue 1st Aug 2017
  • 5:15pm
  • £8.00

A new ballet, discussed by Marina Warner, Kim Brandstrup and Joanna MacGregor, with dance demonstrations: medieval Salome and the ‘singing girls’ of the Abbasid Court.

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A Musicall Banquet

A Musicall Banquet

  • Tue 1st Aug 2017
  • 7:45pm
  • £14.00

Music from four European countries, stealing its title from Dowland’s 1610 anthology performed by Emma Kirkby, Nicholas Clapton, David Miller and Richard Boothby.

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Alice Oswald: Rain

Alice Oswald: Rain

  • Tue 1st Aug 2017
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

Poet Alice Oswald and jazz pianist Huw Warren improvise on the theme of rain.

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Purcell, Telemann and Bach

Purcell, Telemann and Bach

  • Wed 2nd Aug 2017
  • 5:15pm
  • £8.00

Richard Boothby (viola da gamba) and Jane Chapman (harpsichord) perform Telemann’s newly discovered fantasias, plus suites and grounds from Purcell and Bach.

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I Trionfi - Florentine Music for Carnival and Court 1470-1520

I Trionfi - Florentine Music for Carnival and Court 1470-1520

  • Wed 2nd Aug 2017
  • 7:45pm
  • £14.00

The City Musick perform civic, court and festival music from Renaissance Italy.

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Stevie Wishart’s Vespers for Hildegard of Bingen

Stevie Wishart’s Vespers for Hildegard of Bingen

  • Wed 2nd Aug 2017
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

Stevie Wishart’s candlelit Compline for Hildegarde of Bingen for singers and instrumentalists: both medieval and contemporary.

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La Brillantina: Wit and Brilliance in Renaissance Italy

La Brillantina: Wit and Brilliance in Renaissance Italy

  • Thu 3rd Aug 2017
  • 5:15pm
  • £8.00

Brilliant, fiery music from Renaissance Italy with Gawain Glenton and Emily White.

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Glyndebourne: La Clemenza di Tito [12A]

Glyndebourne: La Clemenza di Tito [12A]

  • Thu 3rd Aug 2017
  • 6pm
  • £15.00

Spurned by Tito, Vitellia seeks revenge. Besotted Sesto agrees to avenge her as a token of his love, but all does not go to plan. A brand new take on one of Mozart’s final works

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The Oriental Miscellany: Airs of Hindustan

The Oriental Miscellany: Airs of Hindustan

  • Thu 3rd Aug 2017
  • 7:45pm
  • £14.00

Harpsichordist Jane Chapman presents a programme from Hindustani airs to Stevie Wishart’s new, Dart-inspired Out of the Mists.

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Stories in Transit: Dowland

Stories in Transit: Dowland's Lachrimae Texted

  • Thu 3rd Aug 2017
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

New texts to Dowland’s Lachrimae, singers from Stile Antico tell contemporary tales of exile and migration.

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Cars 3 (3D) (U)

Cars 3 (3D) (U)

  • Fri 4th Aug, 2pm. Sat 5th Aug, 2pm. Tue 8th Aug, 2pm. Wed 9th Aug, 2pm | £5.80

Cars is back, and bigger and better than ever! Full of exciting, dynamic race sequences, the new film sees the legendary Lighting McQueen (Owen Wilson) blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast cars.

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The Beguiled (15)

The Beguiled (15)

  • Fri 4th Aug, 5pm & 8:15pm. Sat 5th Aug, 5pm & 8:15pm. Sun 6th Aug, 8:30pm. Mon 7th Aug, 5pm. Tue 8th Aug, 8:15pm. Wed 9th Aug, 5pm. Thu 10th Aug, 5pm & 8:15pm | £8.20

In this Civil War-era thriller John is an injured Yankee soldier found near a remote, stately boarding school run by Martha and Edwina. As distant guns rumble, he enjoys the attentions of Martha, Edwina and even young Alicia, while realising he has only a tenuous route to survival.

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Masterclass Concert

Masterclass Concert

  • Fri 4th Aug 2017
  • 5:15pm

A mixed programme of the week's liveliest students: all kinds of music.

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Florentine Intermedi with singers from Stile Antico

Florentine Intermedi with singers from Stile Antico

  • Fri 4th Aug 2017
  • 7:45pm
  • £14.00

Glitteringly spectacular: you are invited to a royal Medici wedding! A choral and instrumental extravaganza directed by Andrew Griffiths and William Lyons with singers from Stile Antico.

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Tavern Night: Medieval Partying

Tavern Night: Medieval Partying

  • Fri 4th Aug 2017
  • 10:30pm

Celebrate the end of the week in rousing stule, with medieval songs and dances led by The City Musick.

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Great Baroque Sonatas led by Robert Howarth

Great Baroque Sonatas led by Robert Howarth

  • Sat 5th Aug 2017
  • 7:45pm
  • £14.00

Robert Howarth leads dazzling performances of Buxtehude, Bach and Handel.

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The Boy Friend [U]

The Boy Friend [U]

  • Sat 5th Aug 2017
  • 10pm
  • £6.00

Ken Russell’s (Women in Love) witty, extravagant musical fantasy, starring quintessential ‘60s supermodel Twiggy, who won two Golden Globes for her performance, is an exuberant pastiche of Busby Berkeley’s musicals of the 1930s.

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Far From the Madding Crowd [PG]

Far From the Madding Crowd [PG]

  • Sun 6th Aug 2017
  • 3pm
  • £6.00

One of several film adaptations of the Thomas Hardy novel, this is often considered to be the definitive version, earning an Oscar nomination for Best Original Music Score.

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The Virtuoso Recorder

The Virtuoso Recorder

  • Sun 6th Aug 2017
  • 5:15pm
  • £8.00

From Baroque to the 21st century, from outstanding virtuoso Jill Kemp

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A Man for All Seasons [U]

A Man for All Seasons [U]

  • Sun 6th Aug 2017
  • 6:15pm
  • £6.00

With only around 15 minutes of music, every note counts in this abiding classic. Prolific film composer Georges Delerue brilliantly ensured that his Baroque and folk score achieved the perfect balance in complementing the lavish Technicolor picture.

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Martin Carthy

Martin Carthy

  • Sun 6th Aug 2017
  • 7:45pm
  • £14.00

Folk royalty returns to Dartington - prepare to be amazed.

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Vienna vs Berlin

Vienna vs Berlin

  • Sun 6th Aug 2017
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

Gorgeous works for fortepiano by CPE Bach, Fasch, Haydn and Mozart, performed by Martyna Kazmierczak.

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Cars 3 (2D) (U)

Cars 3 (2D) (U)

  • Mon 7th Aug, 2pm. Thu 10th Aug, 2pm | £5.80

Cars is back, and bigger and better than ever! Full of exciting, dynamic race sequences, the new film sees the legendary Lighting McQueen (Owen Wilson) blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast cars.

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With Noise of Cannon

With Noise of Cannon

  • Mon 7th Aug 2017
  • 5:15pm
  • £8.00

Thrilling fanfares, and early brass and wind pieces performed by Ross Brown (trumpet) and Andy Watts (bassoon).

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Schubert’s Women - Carolyn Sampson

Schubert’s Women - Carolyn Sampson

  • Mon 7th Aug 2017
  • 7:45pm
  • £14.00

International soprano Carolyn Sampson presents an evening devoted to Schubert’s greatest female characters.

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The Death Of Louis XIV (12A)

The Death Of Louis XIV (12A)

  • Mon 7th Aug, 8:15pm. Tue 8th Aug, 5pm. Wed 9th Aug, 8:15pm | £5.80

In what seems like real time, this ravishing and quietly astonishing film takes you through the sombre, candlelit death of the French Sun King, Louis XIV.

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The 18th-Century Cello

The 18th-Century Cello

  • Mon 7th Aug 2017
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

Richard Tunnicliffe presents a survey of cello music.

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Last Words: Illustrated lecture by James Runcie

Last Words: Illustrated lecture by James Runcie

  • Tue 8th Aug 2017
  • 5:15pm
  • £8.00

Keats’ last letters; Virginia Woolf and David Hume; and Bach’s Art of Fugue with James Runcie (speaker) and Joanna MacGregor (piano illustrations).

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Final Songs: Late piano works by Schubert and Liszt

Final Songs: Late piano works by Schubert and Liszt

  • Tue 8th Aug 2017
  • 7:45pm
  • £14.00

Late Liszt and Schubert, including B flat major Sonata D960 with Joanna MacGregor (piano) and James Runcie (reader).

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Of Kings and Princes

Of Kings and Princes

  • Tue 8th Aug 2017
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

Countertenor Andrew Watts performs works by Handel, Britten, Rossini and Schubert.

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Italian Fire

Italian Fire

  • Wed 9th Aug 2017
  • 5:15pm
  • £8.00

String virtuosity over two centuries with Baroque violinist Adrian Butterfield and Baroque cellist Richard Tunnicliffe.

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The Enlightened Music Maker - Musica Domestica

The Enlightened Music Maker - Musica Domestica

  • Wed 9th Aug 2017
  • 7:45pm
  • £14.00

Baroque Ensemble Musica Domestica perform Bach, Handel, Leclair, Vivaldi and Monteclair.

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Innocence and Experience, Lullabies and Fairytales

Innocence and Experience, Lullabies and Fairytales

  • Wed 9th Aug 2017
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

From Russian folk melodies to Blake and Britten - and more. Carolyn Sampson (soprano) performs with Joanna MacGregor (piano).

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As I Walked Out One Morning

As I Walked Out One Morning

  • Thu 10th Aug 2017
  • 5:15pm
  • £8.00

A cappella folk choir and instrumentalists directed by Eliza Carthy, Paul Hutchinson and Sally Davies.

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Baroque Opera: Purcell’s King Arthur

Baroque Opera: Purcell’s King Arthur

  • Thu 10th Aug 2017
  • 7:45pm
  • £14.00

Gods and goddesses, Britons and Saxons: Richard Williams’ gorgeous production, set in 1950s England.

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Pagoda Project

Pagoda Project

  • Thu 10th Aug 2017
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

A warm, entertaining blend of traditional folk music and jazz improvisation with Paul Hutchinson (accordion) and Karen Wimhurst (clarinets).

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Spider-Man: Homecoming (3D) (12A)

Spider-Man: Homecoming (3D) (12A)

  • Fri 11th Aug, 2pm. Sat 12th Aug, 4pm. Mon 14th Aug, 4pm. Tue 15th Aug, 4pm. Wed 16th Aug, 4pm | £5.80

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home to live with his Aunt May under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark.

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Tommy

Tommy's Honour (PG)

  • Fri 11th Aug, 5pm. Sat 12th Aug, 7pm. Sun 13th Aug, 8:15pm. Mon 14th Aug, 7:30pm | £8.20

Jack Lowden and Peter Mullan star in Jason Connery’s sweeping, stirring biopic of the dynamic father-and-son team, “Old” Tom and “Young” Tommy Morris, who ushered in the modern game of golf. Practically royalty in Scotland due to their mastery of the game, their lives were touched by drama and tragedy.

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Masterclass Concert

Masterclass Concert

  • Fri 11th Aug 2017
  • 5:15pm

A mixed programme of the week's liveliest students: all kinds of music.

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Handel

Handel's Samson:Pre-concert Talk

  • Fri 11th Aug 2017
  • 6:45pm

Award-winning writer and academic - Ruth Smith - provides a short background to tonight's sumptuous work.

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An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (PG)

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (PG)

  • Fri 11th Aug 2017
  • 7:30pm
  • £8.20

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth shocked the world into taking climate change seriously, this follow-up reveals how far we've come and what's still needed to secure a real energy revolution.

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Handel

Handel's Samson

  • Fri 11th Aug 2017
  • 7:45pm
  • £14.00

Handel’s mightiest oratorio, based on Milton’s Samson Agonistes.

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Ceilidh: Bring your Dancing Shoes!

Ceilidh: Bring your Dancing Shoes!

  • Fri 11th Aug 2017
  • 10:30pm
  • £10.00

Final Night Party, with Dancing

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Heath Quartet

Heath Quartet

  • Sat 12th Aug 2017
  • 7:45pm
  • £14.00

Haydn Op.33 no1 in B minor; Beethoven Op.59 no.1 in F major; Mendelssohn Op.80 in F minor In memory of Dartington potter Marianne de Trey CBE

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High Society [U]

High Society [U]

  • Sat 12th Aug 2017
  • 10pm
  • £6.00

Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra make a glittering trio in Charles Walters’s glossy, Technicolor classic, a musical romantic comedy. Jazz artist C.K. Dexter Haven is still hung up on his ex-wife and neighbour, socialite Tracy Lord – even though she’s engaged to another man.

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Fistful of Dollars [15]

Fistful of Dollars [15]

  • Sun 13th Aug 2017
  • 3pm
  • £6.00

Fistful of Dollars presents Clint Eastwood in his first leading role and is known not only for Leone's visually stunning, cinematic landscapes that frame many scenes but also for the now iconic orchestral soundtrack composed by Ennio Morricone.

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Buena Vista Social Club [U]

Buena Vista Social Club [U]

  • Sun 13th Aug 2017
  • 5pm
  • £6.00

When considering the combination of film and Latin American music, it’s hard not to think of Buena Vista Social Club.

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Hungarian Connection I

Hungarian Connection I

  • Sun 13th Aug 2017
  • 5:15pm
  • £8.00

Bartók, Ligeti, and Dohnanyi‘s sensational Ruralia Hungaria - pianist Joseph Havlat performs.

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Cello and Piano

Cello and Piano

  • Sun 13th Aug 2017
  • 7:45pm
  • £14.00

Debussy and Franck sonatas; Schnittke no.2 and Beethoven A major Op.69 no.3 with Adrian Brendel and Joanna MacGregor.

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Bukolika Piano Trio

Bukolika Piano Trio

  • Sun 13th Aug 2017
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

Chopin, Lutoslawski and Dvorák’s Dumky Trio.

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Song Recital: 1917

Song Recital: 1917

  • Mon 14th Aug 2017
  • 5:15pm
  • £8.00

Brilliant soprano Sarah Gabriel mixes classical with music theatre repertoire.

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Tango Nuevo

Tango Nuevo

  • Mon 14th Aug 2017
  • 7:45pm
  • £14.00

Contemporary, jazzy tango and Latin American rhythm with Adriano Adewale.

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French Piano Music

French Piano Music

  • Mon 14th Aug 2017
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

A late night programme of Satie, Ravel and Debussy by Pascal Rogé.

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Alfred Brendel on Winterreise

Alfred Brendel on Winterreise

  • Tue 15th Aug 2017
  • 5:15pm
  • £8.00

The legendary pianist on Schubert’s greatest cycle.

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A Change In The Weather (PG)

A Change In The Weather (PG)

  • Tue 15th Aug, 7:30pm. Wed 16th Aug, 7:30pm | £8.20

Acclaimed British director Jon Sanders (Late September, Back to the Garden) returns with a intriguing new drama wherein fiction and reality blur in the name of art. A theatre director brings together a group of performers to spend a week with him and his wife in an isolated, mountainous part of southern France.

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Schubert: Die Winterreise

Schubert: Die Winterreise

  • Tue 15th Aug 2017
  • 7:45pm
  • £14.00

Paul Nilon presents one of the most enigmatic masterpieces in the Western canon.

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Hungarian Connection II

Hungarian Connection II

  • Tue 15th Aug 2017
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody no.5 Héroïde-élégiaque, Schubert Hungarian Melody, and more with pianist Florian Mitrea.

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Alfred Brendel: My Musical Life

Alfred Brendel: My Musical Life

  • Wed 16th Aug 2017
  • 5:15pm
  • £8.00

An informal talk from the great pianist, about his early life and influences.

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Dartington Festival Orchestra

Dartington Festival Orchestra

  • Wed 16th Aug 2017
  • 7:45pm
  • £14.00

Prokofiev Classical Symphony; Brahms Serenade no.2; Pärt Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten; Mozart Symphony no.41 Jupiter.

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The instant and eternity…

The instant and eternity…

  • Wed 16th Aug 2017
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

Arvo Part - Fratres and Glazunov - String Quintet in A major Op.39. Heath Quartet perform with Adrian Brendel.

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Music from Brazil

Music from Brazil

  • Thu 17th Aug 2017
  • 5:15pm
  • £8.00

Sun-filled rhythm and melody from Adriano Adewale and Jonathan Preiss, two masters of Brazilian jazz.

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Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

  • Thu 17th Aug, 7:15pm. Fri 18th Aug, 1:30pm & 7:15pm | £16.00

The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The first of three performances of Sondheim’s brilliantly dark masterpiece.

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Hungarian Connection III

Hungarian Connection III

  • Thu 17th Aug 2017
  • 7:45pm
  • £14.00

Kodaly Duo Op.7 and Serenade; Bartók, and Liszt Vallée d’Obermann (trio arr.) with Joanna MacGregor, Adrian Brendel and Thomas Gould.

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Outdoor @ Torre Abbey: Sofia Coppola

Outdoor @ Torre Abbey: Sofia Coppola's La Traviata [U]

  • Thu 17th Aug 2017
  • 9pm
  • £7.50

A collaboration between American film-maker Sofia Coppola and Italian haute couture king Valentino comes in the form of a revival of Giuseppe Verdi’s classic opera, La Traviata.

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Opera Gala

Opera Gala

  • Thu 17th Aug 2017
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

Show-stopping operatic arias and ensembles.

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Scenes from Guys & Dolls and Oklahoma!

Scenes from Guys & Dolls and Oklahoma!

  • Fri 18th Aug 2017
  • 4pm

A boisterous journey through the world of musical theatre, focusing on two much-loved, iconic musicals.

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Masterclass Concert

Masterclass Concert

  • Fri 18th Aug 2017
  • 5:15pm

A mixed programme of the week's liveliest students: all kinds of music

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The Dartington Piano Concerto Competition and Mass in C

The Dartington Piano Concerto Competition and Mass in C

  • Fri 18th Aug 2017
  • 7:45pm
  • £14.00

A stirring evening of Beethoven’s great choral work, prefaced by a concerto by Mozart, Beethoven or Schumann.

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Outdoor @ Torre Abbey: American Werewolf in London [15]

Outdoor @ Torre Abbey: American Werewolf in London [15]

  • Fri 18th Aug 2017
  • 9pm
  • £7.50

John Landis’s classic 1981 British-American horror comedy stars David Naughton and Griffin Dunne as David and Jack, two American students on holiday on the English moors.

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Fiesta Resistance!

Fiesta Resistance!

  • Fri 18th Aug 2017
  • 10:30pm
  • £10.00

Final night party, with lively salsa band Fiesta Resistance. Bring your Dancing Shoes!

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Monster Island (PG)

Monster Island (PG)

  • Sat 19th Aug, 2pm. Mon 21st Aug, 2pm. Tue 22nd Aug, 2pm. Thu 24th Aug, 2pm | £5.80

A young boy discovers he’s not entirely human and heads to Monster Island to discover his true identity in this fabulous new animated family adventure that fans of Monsters Inc. and Despicable Me will adore. When Lucas finds out he’s not really human and can transform into a monster, it changes his whole world

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Land Of Mine (15)

Land Of Mine (15)

  • Sat 19th Aug, 5pm & 8:15pm. Sun 20th Aug, 8:15pm. Mon 21st Aug, 4:15pm. Tue 22nd Aug, 8:15pm. Thu 24th Aug, 5pm & 8:15pm | £8.20

Martin Zandvliet's powerful, compassionate film, part anti-war essay, part gripping thriller, revisits an oft-forgotten chapter of post-war life in Denmark to explore the grey area between justice and vengeance.

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Black Voices

Black Voices

  • Sat 19th Aug 2017
  • 7:45pm
  • £14.00

Internationally-acclaimed vocal ensemble singing in the black oral tradition.

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Outdoor @ Torre Abbey: Dirty Dancing [12]

Outdoor @ Torre Abbey: Dirty Dancing [12]

  • Sat 19th Aug 2017
  • 9pm
  • £7.50

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

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The Jungle Book [U]

The Jungle Book [U]

  • Sun 20th Aug 2017
  • 2pm
  • £6.00

This might not be the first film you would think of when considering influential music scores, but few children's films have produced such a long-lasting musical influence.

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Some Like it Hot [12A]

Some Like it Hot [12A]

  • Sun 20th Aug 2017
  • 4pm
  • £6.00

Set in 1929, this classic comedy still enthrals audiences almost 60 years after its initial cinema release.

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Summer Music for Wind Quintet

Summer Music for Wind Quintet

  • Sun 20th Aug 2017
  • 5:15pm
  • £8.00

Atea Wind Quintet perform - Taffanel Quintet in G minor; Barber Summer Music; Ligeti Six Bagatelles.

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Great Piano Trios: Fournier Trio

Great Piano Trios: Fournier Trio

  • Sun 20th Aug 2017
  • 7:45pm
  • £14.00

Including Beethoven Ghost Trio in D major Op. 70, and Bridge Phantasie in C minor.

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Outdoor @ Torre Abbey: Jaws [12A]

Outdoor @ Torre Abbey: Jaws [12A]

  • Sun 20th Aug 2017
  • 9pm
  • £7.50

The power of Steven Spielberg’s quintessential summer blockbuster – complete with innovative camera work, one of the greatest film scores of all time and a judicious dose of pure terror – never fades.

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Dead Rat Orchestra

Dead Rat Orchestra

  • Sun 20th Aug 2017
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

Raw, poignant, and with a love of idiosyncratic folk traditions.

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The Age of Bowie

The Age of Bowie

  • Mon 21st Aug 2017
  • 5:15pm
  • £8.00

Part memoir, part biography, a fascinating study of a pop icon, Paul Morley presents his latest book.

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Tree Of Wooden Clogs (12A)

Tree Of Wooden Clogs (12A)

  • Mon 21st Aug, 7pm. Tue 22nd Aug, 4:30pm | £5.80

Ermanno Olmi’s newly restored neo-realist masterpiece, for which he won the 1978 Palme d’Or, is surely one of the most magical cinematic experiences you can have. Filmed with a non-professional cast, it follows late 19th century peasants farming in rural Lombardy.

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Jazzworks

Jazzworks

  • Mon 21st Aug 2017
  • 7:45pm
  • £14.00

Sensational music from Eric Vloeimans, Steve Lodder and Martin France.

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John Cage: Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano

John Cage: Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano

  • Mon 21st Aug 2017
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

Cage’s meditative, cult classic, based on Hindu philosophy performed by Joanna MacGregor.

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Alkan: Concerto for solo piano

Alkan: Concerto for solo piano

  • Tue 22nd Aug 2017
  • 5:15pm
  • £8.00

A rare chance to hear this pinnacle of piano virtuosity, by a maverick composer, performed by David Gray.

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An Evening of Brass Music

An Evening of Brass Music

  • Tue 22nd Aug 2017
  • 7:45pm
  • £14.00

Scintillating brass in classical, jazz and contemporary styles, with Paul Archibald, Brett Baker and Eric Vloeimans – unmissable!

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Songs of the Jazz Age

Songs of the Jazz Age

  • Tue 22nd Aug 2017
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

Sparkling repertoire from 20s and 30s America with soprano Sarah Gabriel and pianist Stephen de Pledge.

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The Silent Pianist Speaks

The Silent Pianist Speaks

  • Wed 23rd Aug 2017
  • 5:15pm
  • £8.00

Celebrated composer Neil Brand demonstrates the art of film and live piano.

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Film with Music: Metropolis

Film with Music: Metropolis

  • Wed 23rd Aug 2017
  • 7:45pm
  • £14.00

Lang's 1927 silent masterpiece of science-fiction, projected on a grand scale and accompanied by Joanna MacGregor.

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George Crumb’s Black Angels

George Crumb’s Black Angels

  • Wed 23rd Aug 2017
  • 10pm
  • £10.00

Gildas Quartet perform Crumb’s brilliantly scary work for electric string quartet.

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Romeo & Juliet Suite

Romeo & Juliet Suite

  • Thu 24th Aug 2017
  • 5:15pm
  • £8.00

Love and Death - the Dartington Brass Ensemble led by Paul Archibald raise the roof with Prokofiev’s great ballet score.

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Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes

Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes

  • Thu 24th Aug 2017
  • 7:30pm
  • £14.00

Starring Paul Nilon as Peter Grimes – Britten’s most powerful opera.

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Outdoor @ Torre Abbey: La La Land [12A]

Outdoor @ Torre Abbey: La La Land [12A]

  • Thu 24th Aug 2017
  • 9pm
  • £7.50

Winner of 6 Academy Awards® and winner of a record-breaking 7 Golden Globe® Awards, LA LA LAND is more than the most acclaimed movie of the year — it’s a cinematic treasure for the ages that you’ll fall in love with again and again.

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Jazz Jam

Jazz Jam

  • Thu 24th Aug 2017
  • 10:30pm

Brand new collaborations by the students and leaders of this week's Jazz Courses. Grab a drink and get involved.

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Cornelius Cardew

Cornelius Cardew

  • Fri 25th Aug 2017
  • 2pm

Cardew's extraordinary graphic scores reinterpreted, including The Great Learning.

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Musical Magpieism

Musical Magpieism

  • Fri 25th Aug 2017
  • 2pm

A series of multimedia installations and performances around the Estate.

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Film with Live Music

Film with Live Music

  • Fri 25th Aug 2017
  • 3pm

Short classic films with live music

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New Chamber Music

New Chamber Music

  • Fri 25th Aug 2017
  • 5:15pm

New chamber music from students of the Advanced Composition course, directed by Michael Finnissy, performed by the Gildas Quartet and pianist Joseph Havlat.

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The Big Sick (15)

The Big Sick (15)

  • Fri 25th Aug, 5:30pm. Sat 26th Aug, 8pm. Sun 27th Aug, 5pm. Mon 28th Aug, 8pm. Tue 29th Aug, 5pm | £8.20

US comedian Kumail Nanjiani and writer Emily V. Gordon mine the history of their real-life courtship in this touching, humane and brilliantly funny romantic comedy that exploits racial and cultural anxieties for some truly memorable comedy.

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Elgar Double Bill

Elgar Double Bill

  • Fri 25th Aug 2017
  • 7:45pm
  • £14.00

Glyndebourne conductor Lee Reynolds directs The Dartington Choir and Festival Orchestra in Elgar’s profound, valedictory masterpieces, the Cello Concerto and The Music Makers.

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Final Portrait (15)

Final Portrait (15)

  • Fri 25th Aug, 8:15pm. Sat 26th Aug, 5pm. Sun 27th Aug, 8pm. Mon 28th Aug, 5pm. Tue 29th Aug, 8pm. Wed 30th Aug, 5pm. Thu 31st Aug, 4pm | £8.20

In actor/director Stanley Tucci’s witty, bold and invigorating Final Portrait, which imagines an episode in the life of influential 20th century sculptor Alberto Giacometti, on a trip to Paris in 1964, American critic and influential art-lover James Lord is asked to sit for a portrait by Giacometti.

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Outdoor @ Torre Abbey: The Lion King [U]

Outdoor @ Torre Abbey: The Lion King [U]

  • Fri 25th Aug 2017
  • 9pm
  • £7.50

The appeal of Disney’s most successful film never fades: The Lion King is an emotionally stirring, richly drawn and beautifully animated story.

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Big Band and Jive

Big Band and Jive

  • Fri 25th Aug 2017
  • 11pm
  • £10.00

Final Night Party, Stonking Big Band and dancing

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The Emoji Movie (3D) (PG)

The Emoji Movie (3D) (PG)

  • Sat 26th Aug, 2pm. Sun 27th Aug, 2pm. Tue 29th Aug, 2pm. Wed 30th Aug, 2pm | £5.80

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Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes

Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes

  • Sat 26th Aug 2017
  • 7:30pm
  • £14.00

Starring Paul Nilon as Peter Grimes – Britten’s most powerful opera.

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Outdoor @ Torre Abbey: Wonder Woman [12A]

Outdoor @ Torre Abbey: Wonder Woman [12A]

  • Sat 26th Aug 2017
  • 9pm
  • £7.50

Newcomer Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman in the blazing, phenomenally successful reboot by Monster director Patty Jenkins that tells the origin story of the all-American heroine.

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Outdoor @ Torre Abbey: Breakfast at Tiffany

Outdoor @ Torre Abbey: Breakfast at Tiffany's {PG}

  • Sun 27th Aug 2017
  • 9pm
  • £7.50

Audrey Hepburn is perfect and iconic as Truman Capote’s whimsical, dazzling heroine in Blake Edwards’s sophisticated, sparkling comedy about two bohemians falling in love in midcentury Manhattan.

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The Emoji Movie (2D) (PG)

The Emoji Movie (2D) (PG)

  • Mon 28th Aug, 2pm. Thu 31st Aug, 11am | £5.80

Featuring the voices of T. J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph and Patrick Stewart (as, the, er poop emoji!), this zippy, funny animation unlocks the world inside your mobile.

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WildWise at Dartington

WildWise at Dartington

  • Wed 30th Aug, 10am. Mon 23rd Oct, 10am

Wildwise offer a range of experiences on the Dartington estate including bushcraft, kids camps, nightpaddles, wild food, family events, dangerous weekends and wild nights out.

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Le Doulos (12A)

Le Doulos (12A)

  • Wed 30th Aug, 8pm. Thu 31st Aug, 1:30pm | £8.20

The first in Melville’s great series of thrillers is an intricate and shadowy tale of deadly suspicion, ambiguity, irony and betrayal. Though Silien is believed by some in the Parisian crime community to be a police informer, Maurice, a burglar just out of prison, trusts his friend enough to tell him about a job he’s lined up.

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Crafted: Baking with The Almond Thief, weekend course

Crafted: Baking with The Almond Thief, weekend course

  • Sat 2nd Sep, 3:30pm. Sat 7th Oct, 3:30pm. Sat 4th Nov, 3:30pm. Sat 2nd Dec, 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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Movement Medicine Dance group sessions with Rosie Perks

Movement Medicine Dance group sessions with Rosie Perks

  • Sun 3rd Sep 2017
  • 6:30pm

Above dates indicate start of terms - click through for full term dates. Movement Medicine is for anyone who wishes to explore their love of dancing in more depth with the support of a dedicated group.

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Crafted: Life Drawing, Autumn 2017

Crafted: Life Drawing, Autumn 2017

  • Tue 5th Sep, 10am. Thu 7th Sep, 6:30pm. Tue 12th Sep, 10am. Thu 14th Sep, 6:30pm. Tue 26th Sep, 10am. Thu 28th Sep, 6:30pm. Tue 10th Oct, 10am. Thu 12th Oct, 6:30pm. Tue 17th Oct, 10am. Thu 19th Oct, 6:30pm

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

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Crafted: Carpentry for Women, six-week course

Crafted: Carpentry for Women, six-week course

  • Wed 6th Sep 2017
  • 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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Earth Talk: Soul Initiation, Nature Mysticism

Earth Talk: Soul Initiation, Nature Mysticism

  • Wed 6th Sep 2017
  • 8pm
  • £5.00

With Bill Plotkin and Geneen Marie Haugen. When a caterpillar enters its cocoon, everything recognizable about the creature dissolves. Yet, within the caterpillar body, certain dormant cells — called “imaginal cells” — have always held the shape and possibility of a butterfly. Once in the cocoon, the imaginal cells awaken and bring forth a winged being utterly unlike the former earth-crawler.

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Seven wonders of the wild

Seven wonders of the wild

  • Fri 8th Sep, 7:30pm. Sun 29th Oct, 2pm. Fri 24th Nov, 7:30pm

In association with WildWise. A diverse menu of wild encounters and experiences to give you and your family that sense of wonder and reverence that underpins healthy nature connection.

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Crafted: Sculpting from Life, weekend course

Crafted: Sculpting from Life, weekend course

  • Sat 9th Sep, 10am. Sat 21st Oct, 10am. Sat 25th Nov, 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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Stone Carving Courses (various dates)

Stone Carving Courses (various dates)

  • Sat 9th Sep, 10am. Tue 12th Sep, 9:30am. Wed 13th Sep, 9:30am. Thu 14th Sep, 10am

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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Crafted: Make your own Leather Notebook, one-day course

Crafted: Make your own Leather Notebook, one-day course

  • Sun 10th Sep 2017
  • 10am
  • £100.00

This workshop introduces you to techniques for bookbinding with leather. During the day, you will create your own quarter leather bound notebook with a slipcase.

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Wedding Open Day

Wedding Open Day

  • Sun 10th Sep, 11am. Sun 3rd Dec, 11am. Sun 25th Feb, 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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David Gilmour Live at Pompeii [12A]

David Gilmour Live at Pompeii [12A]

  • Wed 13th Sep 2017
  • 8pm
  • £12.50

45 years after Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour filmed Live At Pompeii in the legendary Roman Amphitheatre there, he returned for two spectacular shows, part of his year-long tour in support of his No.1 album, Rattle That Lock.

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Members Day

Members Day

  • Sat 16th Sep 2017
  • 9:15am
  • £10.00

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW! Includes updates on our flourishing arts programme and inspiring new directions in estate development. And a chance to revisit the last year through a series of beautiful images and footage. All in the company of our Chair and trustees and senior management.

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Crafted: Spoon Day Saturday, afternoon course - FULL

Crafted: Spoon Day Saturday, afternoon course - FULL

  • Sat 16th Sep 2017
  • 12pm
  • £25.00

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 afternoon carving spoons.

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Callino Festival at Dartington

Callino Festival at Dartington

  • Mon 18th Sep 2017
  • 5:30pm
  • £10.00

Nine Chamber Music performances from the internationally acclaimed Callino Quartet. Programme for the first concert: Haydn: Quartet Op.20 no.4 Bruch: Pieces for viola, clarinet and piano Op.83 Dohnanyi: Piano Quintet Op.26 no.2

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Callino Festival at Dartington

Callino Festival at Dartington

  • Tue 19th Sep 2017
  • 12pm
  • £10.00

Nine Chamber Music performances from the internationally acclaimed Callino Quartet. Programme for the second concert: Boccherini: String Quintet Op.11 no.5 Brahms: Clarinet Sonata in Eb Op.120

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Callino Festival at Dartington

Callino Festival at Dartington

  • Tue 19th Sep 2017
  • 5:30pm
  • £10.00

Nine Chamber Music performances from the internationally acclaimed Callino Quartet. Programme for the third concert: Bach: Cello Suites 4 and 5

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Callino Festival at Dartington

Callino Festival at Dartington

  • Tue 19th Sep 2017
  • 9:30pm
  • £10.00

Nine Chamber Music performances from the internationally acclaimed Callino Quartet. Programme for the fourth concert: Messiaen: Quartet for the end of time

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Callino Festival at Dartington

Callino Festival at Dartington

  • Wed 20th Sep 2017
  • 12pm
  • £10.00

Nine Chamber Music performances from the internationally acclaimed Callino Quartet. Programme for the fifth concert: Haydn: String Quartet Op.77 no.2 Brahms: Clarinet Trio Op.114

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Callino Festival at Dartington

Callino Festival at Dartington

  • Wed 20th Sep 2017
  • 5:30pm
  • £10.00

Nine Chamber Music performances from the internationally acclaimed Callino Quartet. Programme for the sixth concert: Mendelssohn: String Quartet Op.80 Schumann: Piano Quintet Op.44

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ROH Opera Live: The Magic Flute

ROH Opera Live: The Magic Flute

  • Wed 20th Sep 2017
  • 7:15pm
  • £17.50

Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno – but all is not as it seems...

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Callino Festival at Dartington

Callino Festival at Dartington

  • Thu 21st Sep 2017
  • 12pm
  • £10.00

Nine Chamber Music performances from the internationally acclaimed Callino Quartet. Programme for the seventh concert: Glazunov: Clarinet Quintet "Reverie Oreintale" Beethoven: Eroica Symphony arranged for piano quartet

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Callino Festival at Dartington

Callino Festival at Dartington

  • Thu 21st Sep 2017
  • 5:30pm
  • £10.00

Nine Chamber Music performances from the internationally acclaimed Callino Quartet. Programme for the eighth concert: Howells: Clarinet Quintet Armenian folk songs arranged for string quartet Brahms: Piano Quintet Op.34

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Callino Festival at Dartington

Callino Festival at Dartington

  • Thu 21st Sep 2017
  • 9:30pm
  • £10.00

Nine Chamber Music performances from the internationally acclaimed Callino Quartet. Programme for the final concert: Donald Grant and friends - folk concert.

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Crafted: Architectural Garden Bench, weekend course

Crafted: Architectural Garden Bench, weekend course

  • Sat 23rd Sep 2017
  • 10am
  • £300.00

Make an architectural garden bench on this weekend course using Shou-sugi-ban (burnt wood preserve technique) with Ambrose Vevers.

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Crafted: Shearling Waistcoat, weekend course

Crafted: Shearling Waistcoat, weekend course

  • Sat 23rd Sep 2017
  • 10am
  • £220.00

Make a beautifully crafted garment from shearling skins with experienced designer Jane Norris that you'll cherish for years to come.

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Blondel - A History of Dance in Music

Blondel - A History of Dance in Music

  • Sat 23rd Sep 2017
  • 7:30pm
  • £14.00

This is the first in a new season of six concerts organised by the Totnes Early Music Society. From Gace Brulé (c.1205) to Playford’s Dancing Master (1651) and many anonymous masters along the way, Blondel trace the history of dance in music.

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Crafted: Bookbinding (10-week course)

Crafted: Bookbinding (10-week course)

  • Tue 26th Sep, 2pm. Wed 27th Sep, 9:30am. Thu 28th Sep, 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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Crafted: Fermentation Night School, four-week course

Crafted: Fermentation Night School, four-week course

  • Tue 26th Sep 2017
  • 7:30pm
  • £120.00

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

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Twelfth Night - Flute Theatre

Twelfth Night - Flute Theatre

  • Tue 26th Sep, 7:30pm. Wed 27th Sep, 7:30pm. Thu 28th Sep, 7:30pm | £14.00

Six actors merge music with spoken language revealing the pain and ecstasy of falling in love for the first time. With nothing but benches to sit on, instruments to play and props that may have been washed up on a beach, Flute Theatre create an authentic, funny and moving experience for a 21st Century audience.

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Crafted: Tonics & Tinctures, one-day course

Crafted: Tonics & Tinctures, one-day course

  • Sat 30th Sep 2017
  • 10am
  • £75.00

Just like wise women over the centuries, we'll harness the power of plant goodness on this course to make herbal syrups, infusions, decoctions and tinctures to help care for ourselves and our loved ones throughout the winter months.

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ROH Live: La Boheme

ROH Live: La Boheme

  • Tue 3rd Oct 2017
  • 7:15pm
  • £17.50

When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill.

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Edgelarks

Edgelarks

  • Fri 6th Oct 2017
  • 8pm
  • £14.00

With Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin. Edgelarks fly in on the tailwind of BBC award winning duo Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin. The pair's new project takes the roots of their previous work, from the traditional musics of the British Isles to Indian classical slide guitar to the stomping roots party of Phil's beatbox harmonica; adds a strong stem of original writing; and runs wilder with each repeat play.

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Crafted: Weave Away! weekend course

Crafted: Weave Away! weekend course

  • Sat 7th Oct, 10am. Sat 4th 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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Crafted: Wooden Bowl Letter Carving, five-week evening course

Crafted: Wooden Bowl Letter Carving, five-week evening course

  • Tue 10th Oct 2017
  • 6pm
  • £250.00

Develop your own approach to carving lettering in wood through group and individual tuition with expert Isabel Coulton in this five-week evening course.

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Crafted: Natural Beekeeping - 6 week course

Crafted: Natural Beekeeping - 6 week course

  • Thu 12th Oct 2017
  • 6:30pm
  • £100.00

This six week beekeeping course is an introduction to what has become known as ‘natural beekeeping’.

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A Celebration of Local Produce

A Celebration of Local Produce

  • Thu 12th Oct 2017
  • 7pm

A five-course dinner in the Great Hall in partnership with a range of our brilliant food and drink producers in the South West.

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Crafted: Wild Autumn Super Foods, one-day course

Crafted: Wild Autumn Super Foods, one-day course

  • Sat 14th Oct 2017
  • 10am
  • £40.00

Use the season to help your body prepare for winter as you spend the day outdoors foraging for nuts, berries and other autumnal treasures, then return to our outdoor kitchen where you will learn to prepare the harvest and cook over a fire.

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One-day photography workshop at Dartington Hall

One-day photography workshop at Dartington Hall

  • Sat 14th Oct 2017
  • 10am

A one-day workshop for beginners and improvers with the fantastic Marion Frances Photography.

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Devon Opera - Cosi Fan Tutte

Devon Opera - Cosi Fan Tutte

  • Sat 14th Oct 2017
  • 7pm
  • £25.00

A specially abridged production of Mozart’s much loved comedy, sung in the original language with surtitles, performed by a cast of stunning young professional singers with piano accompaniment.

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Crafted: Apple Day! one-day course

Crafted: Apple Day! one-day course

  • Sun 15th Oct 2017
  • 10am
  • £40.00

Explore all things apple - from orchard harvesting, apple pressing and folklore to cider making and other scrummy treats on this one day workshop set inside and out.

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Member Conversation: 40 years of Printmaking - with Michael Honnor

Member Conversation: 40 years of Printmaking - with Michael Honnor

  • Fri 20th Oct 2017
  • 10:30am

Enjoy an illustrated talk by Dartington's landscape painter and printmaker Michael Honnor, followed by a behind-the-scenes 'hands on' session at the printmaker's workshop on the Dartington Hall Estate.

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Soul Motion®: Moving with Life

Soul Motion®: Moving with Life

  • Fri 20th Oct 2017
  • 7pm

Join Zuza Engler to travel the landscapes of Soul Motion in motion and stillness, with music and in silence. You will be guided, supported, and encouraged to relax into a dance that brings you home to yourself.

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Convivio - A Royal Engagement

Convivio - A Royal Engagement

  • Sat 21st Oct 2017
  • 7:30pm
  • £12.00

This is the second in 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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ROH Ballet Live: Alice

ROH Ballet Live: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

  • Mon 23rd Oct 2017
  • 7:15pm
  • £17.50

At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents’ friend Lewis Carroll transform into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole events become curiouser and curiouser...

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Crafted: Weave Your Own Bread Basket, weekend course

Crafted: Weave Your Own Bread Basket, weekend course

  • Sat 28th Oct 2017
  • 9:30am
  • £150.00

Make your own lovely bread basket to adorn your kitchen table. 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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Devon Baroque-Musical Battles & the Trumpet, Naturally!

Devon Baroque-Musical Battles & the Trumpet, Naturally!

  • Sun 29th Oct 2017
  • 3pm
  • £18.50

To play complex melodies on the natural trumpet, with no moving parts, is an incomparable skill. This concert offers the chance to see and hear that skill in close-up, with concertos for trumpet interlaced with battle-inspired music for strings.

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Beyond Crisis: Towards Social Renewal

Beyond Crisis: Towards Social Renewal

  • Sat 4th Nov 2017
  • 8:15am
  • £55.00

Anthroposophical Society - Devon Group. Taking a fresh look at Societal Threefolding and its potential to transform the world we live in.

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Crafted: Natural Skincare Festive Gifts, one-day course

Crafted: Natural Skincare Festive Gifts, one-day course

  • Sun 12th Nov 2017
  • 10am
  • £85.00

Spend a relaxing day learning to harness the power of herbs whilst sorting out your Christmas shopping! Make your own luxurious natural skincare products to give as gifts.

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Crafted: Traditional Upholstery Weekend

Crafted: Traditional Upholstery Weekend

  • Sat 25th Nov, 9:30am. Sat 24th Feb, 9:30am | £210.00

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

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Member Conversation: My spell as a Dartington schoolboy, by Graham Fenn

Member Conversation: My spell as a Dartington schoolboy, by Graham Fenn

  • Wed 29th Nov 2017
  • 11am

Turn back 50 years with Somerset stone carver, Graham Fenn, who was one of the first students on the Dartington Hall School exchange programme with Northcliffe Community High School in the mining town of Conisbrough, Yorkshire, in 1969.

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Rosafresca-Music from the Time of Ferdinand & Isabella

Rosafresca-Music from the Time of Ferdinand & Isabella

  • Fri 1st Dec 2017
  • 7:30pm
  • £12.00

This is the third in a season of six concerts organised by the Totnes Early Music Society. One of the great legacies of Queen Isabella’s support of the arts is the magnificent collection of over 400 songs known as El Cancionero de Palacio or the Palace Songbook.

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ROH Ballet Live: The Nutcracker (2017)

  • Tue 5th Dec 2017
  • 7:15pm
  • £17.50

The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present – a Nutcracker doll. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure.

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Late night Christmas shopping

Late night Christmas shopping

  • Thu 7th Dec 2017
  • 5:30pm

Join us at the The Shops at Dartington for music, mince pies, and mulled wine. There will be plenty of great offers throughout the Shops, too.

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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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ROH Live: Rigoletto

ROH Live: Rigoletto

  • 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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ROH Ballet Live: The Winter

ROH Ballet Live: The Winter's Tale

  • 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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ROH Live: Carmen

ROH Live: Carmen

  • 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. 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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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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ROH Ballet Live: Bernstein Centenary

ROH Ballet Live: Bernstein Centenary

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

To celebrate the centenary year of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, The Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music. At the heart of the programme is the first revival of Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety.

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ROH Live: Macbeth

ROH Live: Macbeth

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

Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts. Murder makes Macbeth king, and the witches make another prediction, which also comes true and justice is restored.

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Ensemble Moliere-Telemann & his Friends in Paris

Ensemble Moliere-Telemann & his Friends in Paris

  • Sat 21st 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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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

ROH Ballet Live: Manon

  • 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. Manon is arrested as a prostitute and deported to New Orleans. On the run, Manon dies from exhaustion.

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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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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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ROH Ballet live: Swan Lake

ROH Ballet live: Swan Lake

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

This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production of Swan Lake. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.

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