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The Exception [15]

The Exception [15]

  • Tue 17th Oct, 5pm. Wed 18th Oct, 2pm. Thu 19th Oct, 2pm & 8pm | £8.20

Christopher Plummer gives a superb performance in this elegant, sumptuously produced melodrama set in the early days of WWII, based on the novel by Alan Judd. German monarch Kaiser Wilhelm II lives in a grand Dutch castle. Now the Nazis are taking over Holland, surveillance of the Kaiser is required.

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Pre-Cinema meal deal at The White Hart

Pre-Cinema meal deal at The White Hart

  • Tue 17th Oct, 5:30pm. Wed 18th Oct, 5:30pm. Thu 19th Oct, 5:30pm. Sun 22nd Oct, 5:30pm. Mon 23rd Oct, 5:30pm. Tue 24th Oct, 5:30pm. Wed 25th Oct, 5:30pm. Thu 26th Oct, 5:30pm. Sun 29th Oct, 5:30pm. Mon 30th Oct, 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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Self-Healing with Meir Schneider

Self-Healing with Meir Schneider

  • Tue 17th Oct, 7pm. Wed 18th Oct, 10am. Thu 19th Oct, 10am

Join the globally respected educator and therapist who developed his own method of self-healing and learn how to improve and preserve your health.

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Mother! [18]

Mother! [18]

  • Tue 17th Oct, 8pm. Wed 18th Oct, 8pm. Thu 19th Oct, 5pm | £8.20

Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence stars in provocateur Darren Aronofsky’s operatic, outrageous psychological horror that vacillates between satiric melodrama and nightmarish despair.

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Arts Lab workshops

Arts Lab workshops

  • Wed 18th Oct, 9am. Thu 19th Oct, 9am. Fri 20th Oct, 9am. Mon 23rd Oct, 9am. Tue 24th Oct, 9am. Wed 25th Oct, 9am. Thu 26th Oct, 9am. Fri 27th Oct, 9am. Mon 30th Oct, 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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Exhibition: Marianne de Trey

Exhibition: Marianne de Trey

  • Wed 18th Oct, 9am. Thu 19th Oct, 9am. Fri 20th Oct, 9am. Sat 21st Oct, 9am. Sun 22nd Oct, 9am. Mon 23rd Oct, 9am. Tue 24th Oct, 9am. Wed 25th Oct, 9am. Thu 26th Oct, 9am

Marianne de Trey CBE was a renowned potter resident at Dartington for over 60 years. This exhibition has been curated for The Dartington Hall Trust by her daughter Tattwa Gyani.

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Exhibition: Tessa Grundon and Hannah Fletcher

Exhibition: Tessa Grundon and Hannah Fletcher

  • Wed 18th Oct, 9am. Thu 19th Oct, 9am. Fri 20th Oct, 9am. Sat 21st Oct, 9am. Mon 23rd Oct, 9am. Tue 24th Oct, 9am. Wed 25th Oct, 9am. Thu 26th Oct, 9am. Fri 27th Oct, 9am

An exhibition of work themed around the natural world, by New York-based Tessa Grundon and London-based Hannah Fletcher.

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Crafted: Printmaking (10-week course)

Crafted: Printmaking (10-week course)

  • Wed 18th Oct, 10am. Mon 23rd Oct, 10am. Tue 24th Oct, 10am. Wed 25th Oct, 10am. Mon 30th Oct, 10am. Tue 31st Oct, 10am. Wed 1st Nov, 10am. Mon 6th Nov, 10am. Tue 7th Nov, 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 18th Oct, 10am. Wed 25th Oct, 10am. Wed 1st Nov, 10am. Wed 8th Nov, 10am. Wed 15th Nov, 10am. Wed 22nd Nov, 10am. Wed 29th Nov, 10am. Wed 6th Dec, 10am. Wed 13th Dec, 10am. Wed 20th Dec, 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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Borg vs McEnroe [15]

Borg vs McEnroe [15]

  • Wed 18th Oct 2017
  • 5pm
  • £8.20

“You can-not be serious!” Shia LaBeouf and Sverrir Gudnason star as iconic tennis players John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg in award-winning Danish director Janus Metz’s vastly enjoyable sports biopic, telling the story of their epic rivalry, against the high drama of their legendary duel in the 1980s Wimbledon tournament.

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Totnes Young Peoples Theatre

Totnes Young Peoples Theatre

  • Wed 18th Oct, 5:30pm. Wed 25th Oct, 5:30pm. Wed 1st Nov, 5:30pm. Wed 8th Nov, 5:30pm. Wed 15th Nov, 5:30pm. Wed 22nd Nov, 5:30pm. Wed 29th Nov, 5:30pm. Wed 6th Dec, 5:30pm. Wed 13th Dec, 5:30pm. Wed 20th Dec, 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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Adventures with Pilates

Adventures with Pilates

  • Thu 19th Oct, 9:30am. Mon 23rd Oct, 6pm. Thu 26th Oct, 9:30am

Group sessions built around the key principles of the Body Control method: relaxation, concentration, co\-ordination, centring, alignment, breathing, and flowing movements.

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Crafted: Life Drawing, Autumn 2017

Crafted: Life Drawing, Autumn 2017

  • Thu 19th Oct, 6:30pm. Thu 2nd Nov, 6:30pm. Tue 7th Nov, 10am. Thu 9th Nov, 6:30pm. Thu 16th Nov, 6:30pm. Fri 17th Nov, 10am. Tue 21st Nov, 10am. Thu 23rd Nov, 6:30pm. Tue 28th Nov, 10am

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

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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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Deer Park Guided Walks

Deer Park Guided Walks

  • Fri 20th Oct, 11:30am. Fri 27th Oct, 11:30am

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

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The Jungle Bunch [U]

The Jungle Bunch [U]

  • Fri 20th Oct, 2pm. Sat 21st Oct, 2pm. Sun 22nd Oct, 10am. Mon 23rd Oct, 10am. Tue 24th Oct, 2pm. Wed 25th Oct, 10am. Thu 26th Oct, 2pm | £5.80

Join a gang of misfit animals on a wildly entertaining mission to protect their jungle home! Maurice may look like a penguin, but he’s a real tiger inside! Raised by a tigress, he’s the clumsiest Kung-Fu master ever.

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Blade Runner 2049 (3D) [15]

Blade Runner 2049 (3D) [15]

  • Fri 20th Oct, 4:30pm & 8pm. Sat 21st Oct, 4:30pm & 8pm. Sun 22nd Oct, 12pm & 8pm. Tue 24th Oct, 4:30pm & 8pm. Wed 25th Oct, 12pm & 3:30pm | £8.20

Ryan Gosling stars alongside the original blade runner, Harrison Ford, in Denis Villeneuve’s breathlessly awaited return to the moody dystopia of Ridley Scott’s celebrated 1982 original.

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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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A Weekend of Theatre of the Oppressed

A Weekend of Theatre of the Oppressed

  • Sat 21st Oct 2017
  • 9am

Two days of techniques, games and exercises, using embodied narrative to support the empowerment and liberation of individuals and their communities.

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Crafted: Sculpting from Life, weekend courses

Crafted: Sculpting from Life, weekend courses

  • Sat 21st Oct, 10am. Sat 25th Nov, 10am. 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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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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Council of Giants + Support Bands

Council of Giants + Support Bands

  • Sat 21st Oct 2017
  • 7:30pm
  • £6.00

Dartington Playgoers presents an evening of melodic post-punk and dark indie folk. Council of Giants, with support from Johnny Powell and the Seasonal Beasts, and Hot Love.

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Bolshoi Ballet Live: Le Corsaire [12A]

Bolshoi Ballet Live: Le Corsaire [12A]

  • Sun 22nd Oct 2017
  • 4pm
  • £17.50

Amidst a bustling market, the pirate Conrad falls in love at first sight with the beautiful Medora, the ward of the slave merchant Lankedem’s bazaar. Conrad kidnaps Medora when Lanquedem decides to sell her to the Pasha.

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WildWise at Dartington

WildWise at Dartington

  • Mon 23rd Oct 2017
  • 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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Blade Runner 2049 (2D) [15]

Blade Runner 2049 (2D) [15]

  • Mon 23rd Oct, 12pm & 3:30pm. Thu 26th Oct, 4:30pm & 8pm | £5.80

Ryan Gosling stars alongside the original blade runner, Harrison Ford, in Denis Villeneuve’s breathlessly awaited return to the moody dystopia of Ridley Scott’s celebrated 1982 original.

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ROH Ballet Live: Alice

ROH Ballet Live: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [12A]

  • 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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Grace Jones: Bloodlight & Bami - Live with Friends [15]

Grace Jones: Bloodlight & Bami - Live with Friends [15]

  • Wed 25th Oct 2017
  • 7:15pm
  • £12.50

Grace Jones: Bloodlight & Bami - Live with Friends promises to be a thrilling and enlightening evening with the inimitable icon, as she discusses her life and work with some of her closest collaborators from the worlds of music, fashion, art and film. The discussion follows an exclusive preview of Sophie Fiennes’ highly anticipated new film Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami.

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Breathe [12A]

Breathe [12A]

  • Fri 27th Oct, 2pm & 5pm & 8pm. Sat 28th Oct, 2pm & 5pm & 8pm. Sun 29th Oct, 6pm & 8:30pm. Mon 30th Oct, 2pm & 5pm | £5.80

Andy Serkis’s feature directorial debut stars Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy in an inspirational true story. Adventurous and charismatic, Robin Cavendish (Garfield) has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by polio in Africa.

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Crafted: Weave Your Own Bread Basket, weekend course - 1 place left

Crafted: Weave Your Own Bread Basket, weekend course - 1 place left

  • 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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ROH Ballet: Alice

ROH Ballet: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Encore) [12A]

  • Sun 29th Oct 2017
  • 2pm
  • £12.50

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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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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Earth Talk With Mac Macartney: Change Makers - Small steps to a big future

Earth Talk With Mac Macartney: Change Makers - Small steps to a big future

  • Wed 1st Nov 2017
  • 8pm
  • £5.00

The world is changing fast. Towards what, is still unclear but whether our eyes are darkly tinted or bright with possibilities, we all long for a kinder, just, peaceful and flourishing world. ‘Small steps to a big future’ brings to life the small yet potent contributions that ordinary people can make.

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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: Weave Away! weekend course - FULL

Crafted: Weave Away! weekend course - FULL

  • Sat 4th Nov, 10am. Sat 20th Jan, 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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Seven wonders of the wild

Seven wonders of the wild

  • Sun 5th Nov, 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: Carpentry for Women, six-week course

Crafted: Carpentry for Women, six-week course

  • Wed 8th Nov, 10am. 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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£¥€$ (LIES) - Ontroerend Goed

£¥€$ (LIES) - Ontroerend Goed

  • Fri 10th Nov, 10pm & 7pm. Sat 11th Nov, 10pm & 2pm & 7pm | £14.00

Onteroerend Goed invite you to get under the skin of the well-to-do, the 1%, the super rich. For one night, you can take their chairs. You call the shots. You’re in the centre of our economic system. You shape the course. And who knows, you might make the world a better place, fairer, more responsible, because you’ll do things differently, for sure.

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Crafting the Collective Soul

Crafting the Collective Soul

  • Sat 11th Nov 2017
  • 10am

'Towards 2020 - a day of astrological exploration'. How can working with the planets guide us in meeting the challenges of this time?

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Crafted: Baking with The Almond Thief, weekend courses

Crafted: Baking with The Almond Thief, weekend courses

  • Sat 11th Nov, 3:30pm. Sat 2nd Dec, 3:30pm. 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: Natural Skincare Festive Gifts, one-day course - FULL

Crafted: Natural Skincare Festive Gifts, one-day course - FULL

  • 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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Dartington Playgoers: Mother Courage and her Children

Dartington Playgoers: Mother Courage and her Children

  • Tue 14th Nov, 7:30pm. Wed 15th Nov, 7:30pm. Thu 16th Nov, 7:30pm. Fri 17th Nov, 7:30pm. Sat 18th Nov, 7:30pm | £12.00

By Bertolt Brecht, adapted by Lee Hall. One of Bertolt Brecht’s most well known plays. Set during the Thirty Years War in Europe (1618-1648), the story follows Anna Frieling (nicknamed Mother Courage) as she travels through Europe profiteering from the war as a trader and canteen woman. During this time she deals with all manner of men and adversities.

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Landscape Painting Workshops

Landscape Painting Workshops

  • Sat 18th Nov, 9am. Sun 19th Nov, 9am. Sat 25th Nov, 9am. Sun 26th Nov, 9am. Sat 2nd Dec, 9am. Sun 3rd Dec, 9am. 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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Mindfulness Retreat

Mindfulness Retreat

  • Sat 18th Nov, 9am. Sun 19th Nov, 9am

In partnership with Sunbeam Healing. Explore the practice of mindfulness in the relaxing confines of Dartington Hall on this residential retreat.

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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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Creative Workshops with Fevered Sleep

Creative Workshops with Fevered Sleep

  • Sat 25th Nov, 10am. Sun 26th Nov, 10am

FREE workshops for children aged 5 - 13 years. Playful, creative workshops combining elements of movement, art, film and performance.

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Jazz at the Shops

Jazz at the Shops

  • Sat 25th Nov, 11am. Sat 2nd Dec, 11am. Sat 9th Dec, 11am. 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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Nicholas McCarthy

Nicholas McCarthy

  • Sat 25th Nov 2017
  • 7:30pm
  • £15.00

A piano recital in aid of The Towersey Foundation, including works by Puccini, Liszt, Chopin, Gershwin, Strauss, Bach and Rachmaninov.

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Horn Trios

Horn Trios

  • Sun 26th Nov 2017
  • 7:30pm
  • £10.50

Malcolm Hancock, Dominic Moore and Martin Cousin. Programme to include; Mozart Sonata for Piano and Violin in G K301, Finzi Elegy for Violin and Piano, Richard Bissill Horn Trio and Brahms Horn Trio in Eb Op.40.

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Workshops at The Wool Merchant

Workshops at The Wool Merchant

  • Tue 28th Nov, 10am. Fri 15th Dec, 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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Oscar Wilde Season Live: A Woman Of No Importance [12A]

Oscar Wilde Season Live: A Woman Of No Importance [12A]

  • Tue 28th Nov 2017
  • 7:15pm
  • £15.00

An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord, and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long-buried secret. Olivier award-winner Eve Best and BAFTA-nominated actress Anne Reid star in this new production of Oscar Wilde’s glittering and witty comedy directed by Dominic Dromgoole, and classically staged at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End.

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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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The Girl with the Iron Claws

The Girl with the Iron Claws

  • Fri 1st Dec, 7pm. Sat 2nd Dec, 4:30pm. Thu 7th Dec, 7pm. Fri 8th Dec, 4:30pm & 7pm. Sat 9th Dec, 11:30am & 4:30pm. Sun 10th Dec, 11:30am & 4:30pm. Thu 14th Dec, 4:30pm | £8.00

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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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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Medicine in Motion

Medicine in Motion

  • Sat 2nd Dec 2017
  • 10am

An invitation to bring the breadth and depth of your being into movement.

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Was That The Human Thing To Do

Was That The Human Thing To Do

  • Sat 2nd Dec, 7:30pm. Sun 3rd Dec, 7:30pm | £8.00

The Seed Company - by invitation of Dartington Playgoers. London 1935. Economic hardship; tension in Europe; right wing populism on the rise. A musical agent, Joseph Makin, hits upon the idea of capitalising on the wholesome family appeal of a trio of talented singing sisters; Thelma, Evangeline and Agatha Grace.

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Wedding Open Day

Wedding Open Day

  • 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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Member Event: Barista Training

Member Event: Barista Training

  • Tue 5th Dec, 10:30am. Wed 6th Dec, 10:30am. Wed 13th Dec, 10:30am | £5.00

Ever wondered what makes great coffee? The beans and their provenance? The water? The brewing method? To hear about all this and more, we’re offering Barista training sessions at the White Hart Inn for Members only this December.

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ROH Ballet Live: The Nutcracker (2017) [12A]

ROH Ballet Live: The Nutcracker (2017) [12A]

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

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

  • Fri 8th 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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Dartington Community Choir: Elijah

Dartington Community Choir: Elijah

  • Sun 10th Dec 2017
  • 7:30pm
  • £18.00

This Christmas, Dartington Community Choir brings one of the best loved works in the choral repertoire to the Great Hall. Mendelssohn's fiery and impassioned oratorio Elijah is a work of dramatic extremes, from fire and brimstone to moments of sublimity and wonder.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi 3D [TBC]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi 3D [TBC]

  • Thu 14th Dec, 1:45pm & 5pm & 8:15pm. Fri 15th Dec, 1:45pm & 5pm & 8:15pm. Sat 16th Dec, 1:45pm & 5pm & 8:15pm. Sun 17th Dec, 1:45pm | £5.80

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, 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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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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Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2D [TBC]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2D [TBC]

  • 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

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, 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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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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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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Crafted: Carpentry for Beginners - six week course

Crafted: Carpentry for Beginners - six week course

  • 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

Crafted: Woodworking: Side Table - weekend course

  • 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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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

Crafted: Marmalade Making

  • 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

Crafted: Spoon Day Saturday, one-day course

  • 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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Crafted: Sourdough Croissants, Bagels & Crumpets - weekend course

  • 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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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