What’s On

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Mindhorn [15]

Mindhorn [15]

  • Mon 26th Jun 2017
  • 2pm
  • £5.80

Richard Thorncroft is a TV actor who found fame in the late 1980’s playing the charismatic lead role in the Isle of Man detective show Mindhorn. Unfortunately, after insulting both the Isle of Man and his fellow cast members on Wogan the series was cancelled and Thorncroft left for L.A., where he hoped to find success.

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My Life as a Courgette [PG]

My Life as a Courgette [PG]

  • Mon 26th Jun, 5pm. Tue 27th Jun, 8pm | £5.80

After his mother’s sudden death, Courgette is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. With Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love.

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Pre-Cinema meal deal at The White Hart

Pre-Cinema meal deal at The White Hart

  • Mon 26th Jun, 5:30pm. Tue 27th Jun, 5:30pm. Wed 28th Jun, 5:30pm. Thu 29th Jun, 5:30pm. Sun 2nd Jul, 5:30pm. Mon 3rd Jul, 5:30pm. Tue 4th Jul, 5:30pm. Wed 5th Jul, 5:30pm. Thu 6th Jul, 5:30pm. Sun 9th Jul, 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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Frantz [12A]

Frantz [12A]

  • Mon 26th Jun, 8pm. Tue 27th Jun, 2pm. Wed 28th Jun, 4pm. Thu 29th Jun, 5pm | £5.80

In 1919 Quedlinburg, Germany, a young woman named Anna is still mourning the death of her fiancé, Frantz Hoffmeister, in the Great War while living with his equally devastated parents. One day, a French veteran of the war shows up mysteriously in her town, placing flowers on Frantz’s grave.

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Arts Lab workshops

Arts Lab workshops

  • Tue 27th Jun, 9am. Wed 28th Jun, 9am. Thu 29th Jun, 9am. Fri 30th Jun, 9am. Mon 3rd Jul, 9am. Tue 4th Jul, 9am. Wed 5th Jul, 9am. Thu 6th Jul, 9am. Fri 7th Jul, 9am. Mon 10th Jul, 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: Orbis Terrarum

Exhibition: Orbis Terrarum

  • Tue 27th Jun, 9am. Wed 28th Jun, 9am. Thu 29th Jun, 9am. Fri 30th Jun, 9am. Sat 1st Jul, 9am. Sun 2nd Jul, 9am. Mon 3rd Jul, 9am. Tue 4th Jul, 9am

An exhibition exploring the unacknowledged qualities of landscape - reflecting the interfaces between water, land, path and field.

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Crafted: Printmaking (10-week course)

Crafted: Printmaking (10-week course)

  • Tue 27th Jun, 10am. Wed 28th Jun, 10am. Mon 3rd Jul, 10am. Tue 4th Jul, 10am. Wed 5th Jul, 10am. Mon 10th Jul, 10am. Tue 11th Jul, 10am. Wed 12th Jul, 10am. Mon 17th Jul, 10am. Tue 18th Jul, 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 Hippopotamus [15]

The Hippopotamus [15]

  • Tue 27th Jun, 5pm. Wed 28th Jun, 1pm. Thu 29th Jun, 2pm & 8pm | £8.20

A country manor mystery that’s actually a deliciously wicked comedy of manners, The Hippopotamus is a rollicking adaptation of the best-selling novel by Stephen Fry. It centers on a lapsed poet, failed drama critic, redundant husband and hard-working drunk, Ted Wallace.

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The Aller Park Project – David Matthews

The Aller Park Project – David Matthews

  • Wed 28th Jun, 10am. Wed 5th Jul, 10am. Wed 12th Jul, 10am. Wed 19th Jul, 10am. Wed 26th Jul, 10am. Wed 2nd Aug, 10am. Wed 9th Aug, 10am. Wed 16th Aug, 10am. Wed 23rd Aug, 10am. Wed 30th Aug, 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 28th Jun, 11am. Wed 5th Jul, 11am. Wed 12th Jul, 11am. Wed 19th Jul, 11am. Wed 26th Jul, 11am. Wed 2nd Aug, 11am. Wed 9th Aug, 11am. Wed 16th Aug, 11am. Wed 23rd Aug, 11am. Wed 30th Aug, 11am

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

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ROH Live Otello [12A]

ROH Live Otello [12A]

  • Wed 28th Jun 2017
  • 7:15pm
  • £17.50

Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder, conducted by Antonio Pappano.

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Earth Talk: Back to the Land 2.0

Earth Talk: Back to the Land 2.0

  • Wed 28th Jun 2017
  • 8pm
  • £5.00

With John Thackara. Around the world, new approaches to regional and territorial development are reshaping links between town and country. John Thackara has travelled the world in his search of stories about the practical steps taken by communities to realise a sustainable future.

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Crafted: Life Drawing, Spring & Summer 2017

Crafted: Life Drawing, Spring & Summer 2017

  • Thu 29th Jun, 6:30pm. Thu 6th Jul, 6:30pm | £190.00

A brand new series of contemporary Life Drawing classes in the Shippon Artists Studios, Dartington.

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Churchill [PG]

Churchill [PG]

  • Fri 30th Jun, 2pm & 8pm. Sat 1st Jul, 5pm. Sun 2nd Jul, 8pm. Mon 3rd Jul, 8pm. Tue 4th Jul, 2pm & 5pm. Wed 5th Jul, 2pm. Thu 6th Jul, 12pm | £5.80

Tensions mount for the beleaguered British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill in the days leading up to the infamous Allied D-Day landings on June, 1944. Fearful of repeating mistakes from WWI, Churchill is reluctant to embark on a large-scale campaign.

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Whitney: Can I Be Me [15]

Whitney: Can I Be Me [15]

  • Fri 30th Jun, 5pm. Sat 1st Jul, 8pm. Sun 2nd Jul, 5pm. Mon 3rd Jul, 2pm | £8.20

By the time Whitney Elizabeth Houston was 15, she was singing background vocals for Chaka Khan, Lou Rawls, and Jermaine Jackson. In 1983 Whitney signed a worldwide recording contract with Clive Davis’s Arista Records. However, her success came with its fair share of drug use, love affairs, and scandals.

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Crafted: Weave Away! weekend course

Crafted: Weave Away! weekend course

  • Sat 1st Jul 2017
  • 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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WildWise at Dartington

WildWise at Dartington

  • Sat 1st Jul, 10am. 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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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul [U]

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul [U]

  • Sat 1st Jul, 2pm. Sun 2nd Jul, 2pm | £5.80

Greg convinces his family to take a road trip to attend his great grandmother’s 90th birthday as a cover for what he really wants: to attend a nearby gamer convention. Unsurprisingly, things do not go according to plan and Heffley family antics ensue.

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The Red Turtle [PG]

The Red Turtle [PG]

  • Mon 3rd Jul, 5pm. Tue 4th Jul, 8pm. Wed 5th Jul, 5pm | £5.80

Shipwrecked on a deserted island, a lone man struggles to find his place in this new world. The basics for survival are abundant yet frustratingly out of reach, and danger lurks in the smallest of crevices; every isolated grotto is also a potential grave.

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Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle [PG]

Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle [PG]

  • Wed 5th Jul, 8pm. Thu 6th Jul, 3pm | £8.20

For some people, a housing crisis means not getting planning permission for a loft conversion. For others it means, quite simply, losing their home. Dispossession is a feature documentary, directed by Paul Sng, exploring the catastrophic failures that have led to a chronic shortage of social housing in Britain.

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Earth Talk: Woody Tasch

Earth Talk: Woody Tasch

  • Wed 5th Jul 2017
  • 8pm
  • £5.00

Inspired by the vision set forth in Woody Tasch's 2009 book Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing As If Food, Farms and Fertility Mattered, Slow Money is bringing people together around a new conversation about money that is too fast, about finance that is disconnected from people and place, about how we can begin fixing our economy from the ground up... starting with food.

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Member event: The Green Table - Summer Samplers and Café Chat

Member event: The Green Table - Summer Samplers and Café Chat

  • Thu 6th Jul 2017
  • 4pm
  • £12.00

Celebrate summer and join us for a late afternoon of menu samplers at The Green Table café in the reserved lounge area. Our wonderful head chef, Tara Vaughan-Hughes, will take you through the menu, highlighting the new venue's emphasis on sustainability and use of local produce.

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Glyndebourne: Hamlet [12A]

Glyndebourne: Hamlet [12A]

  • Thu 6th Jul 2017
  • 6pm
  • £15.00

Tormented by his father's death, Hamlet's vengeance is thwarted by his introspection in this new opera based on Shakespeare's best-known tragedy.

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 Ways With Words Festival of Words and Ideas

Ways With Words Festival of Words and Ideas

  • Fri 7th Jul, 10am. Sat 8th Jul, 10am. Sun 9th Jul, 10am. Mon 10th Jul, 10am. Tue 11th Jul, 10am. Wed 12th Jul, 10am. Thu 13th Jul, 10am. Fri 14th Jul, 10am. Sat 15th Jul, 10am. Sun 16th Jul, 10am

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

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Crafted: Hand-Forged Knife, three-day course

Crafted: Hand-Forged Knife, three-day course

  • Fri 7th Jul 2017
  • 10am
  • £300.00

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

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First Friday

First Friday

  • Fri 7th Jul 2017
  • 1pm

First Fridays are a time to gather and share – food, ideas, art, gossip. They are entirely informal: a bring-something-to-share lunch followed usually by some kind of artist presentation.

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Hampstead [12A]

Hampstead [12A]

  • Fri 7th Jul, 8pm. Sat 8th Jul, 8pm. Sun 9th Jul, 8pm. Mon 10th Jul, 8pm. Tue 11th Jul, 8pm. Wed 12th Jul, 8pm. Thu 13th Jul, 8pm | £8.20

Emily, an American widow, and long-time resident of Hampstead, is drifting through life following her husband’s death. One night, she spies a man apparently living a self-sufficient existence in a shack on Hampstead Heath.

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Crafted: Wild Super Foods, one-day course

Crafted: Wild Super Foods, one-day course

  • Sat 8th Jul 2017
  • 10am
  • £40.00

Enjoy a day gathering wild edible plants learning what you can do with them, such as fruit leather, lacto-fermentation, vinegar and making wild superfood powders.

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Get to know trees

Get to know trees

  • Thu 13th Jul 2017
  • 1pm

Use your intuition, observation, drawing and meditation to 'study' or explore trees on the Dartington estate.

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Alone in Berlin [12A]

Alone in Berlin [12A]

  • Fri 14th Jul, 8pm. Sat 15th Jul, 8pm. Sun 16th Jul, 6:30pm. Mon 17th Jul, 8pm. Tue 18th Jul, 3:30pm. Wed 19th Jul, 2pm. Thu 20th Jul, 12pm | £8.20

This true-life tale of courage unfolds against the tumultuous backdrop of Berlin in 1940. Otto and Anna Quangel are a working class husband and wife doing their best to ride out the war. When their son is killed fighting on the frontlines, however, everything changes.

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Seven wonders of the wild

Seven wonders of the wild

  • Sat 15th Jul, 10am. 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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Yoga in Exploration - a 3 day retreat

Yoga in Exploration - a 3 day retreat

  • Sat 15th Jul, 10am. Sun 16th Jul, 10am. Mon 17th Jul, 10am

Is your style of yoga really your style? Angela Farmer & Victor van Kooten invite you explore and share your practice within this unique opportunity.

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Crafted: The Art of Yogurt, afternoon course

Crafted: The Art of Yogurt, afternoon course

  • Sat 15th Jul 2017
  • 12pm
  • £30.00

Super rich in calcium and containing a team of protein and pro-biotics, yogurt is the super hero in your fridge. Find out all about the power of sour and how to make your own at home.

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Crafted: Natural Skincare, one-day course

Crafted: Natural Skincare, one-day course

  • Sun 16th Jul 2017
  • 10am
  • £100.00

Make your own natural, ethical and luxurious beauty products by harnessing the power of herbs on this one-day workshop.

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A Man Called Ove [15]

A Man Called Ove [15]

  • Sun 16th Jul, 8:30pm. Mon 17th Jul, 5pm. Tue 18th Jul, 1pm. Thu 20th Jul, 2:15pm | £8.20

Stepping from the pages of Fredrik Backman’s international best-selling novel, Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife’s grave.

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Kedi [U]

Kedi [U]

  • Mon 17th Jul, 2pm. Tue 18th Jul, 6pm | £5.80

Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich.

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Berlin Syndrome [15]

Berlin Syndrome [15]

  • Tue 18th Jul, 8pm. Wed 19th Jul, 5pm | £8.20

While holidaying in Berlin, Australian photojournalist Clare meets Andi, a charismatic local man, and there is an instant attraction between them. A night of passion ensues.

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The Shepherd [15]

The Shepherd [15]

  • Wed 19th Jul, 8pm. Thu 20th Jul, 4:45pm | £8.20

The Shepherd is a slow burning psychological drama and a parable of corporate greed steadily building to a powerful climax under the skilful direction of young Spanish filmmaker Jonathan Cenzual Burley. Anselmo is a taciturn shepherd who lives a spartan life on a small farm in the Spanish plains.

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NT Live: Angels in America - Part 1, Millennium Approaches [15]

NT Live: Angels in America - Part 1, Millennium Approaches [15]

  • Thu 20th 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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Outdoor @ Dartington: Sofia Coppola

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

  • Thu 20th Jul 2017
  • 9:30pm
  • £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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Despicable Me 3 (3D) [U]

Despicable Me 3 (3D) [U]

  • Fri 21st Jul, 12pm. Sat 22nd Jul, 12pm. Sun 23rd Jul, 12pm. Tue 25th Jul, 12pm. Wed 26th Jul, 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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Outdoor @ Dartington: La La Land [12A]

Outdoor @ Dartington: La La Land [12A]

  • Fri 21st Jul 2017
  • 9:30pm
  • £7.50

Winner of 6 Academy Awards® including Best Director for writer/director Damien Chazelle, 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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Midsummer Dreams Festival 2017

Midsummer Dreams Festival 2017

  • Sat 22nd Jul, 10am. Sun 23rd Jul, 10am

22nd and 23rd July - tickets on sale soon. A weekend of theatre, puppetry, comedy, circus and music for all the family.

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Midsummer Dreams-Imaginarium

Midsummer Dreams-Imaginarium

  • Sat 22nd Jul, 11am & 3:30pm. Sun 23rd Jul, 2pm | £4.00

Isabella's Amazon Adventure. When the Story Bicycle gets a puncture, deep in the heart of the rainforest, Isabella meets a courageous girl who shows her that nothing is what it seems in the forest of dreams.

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Midsummer Dreams-The Fisher-Knight

Midsummer Dreams-The Fisher-Knight's Tale

  • Sat 22nd Jul 2017
  • 11:30am
  • £6.00

Wild Toy Theatre. Suitable for the whole family, The Fisher-Knight's Tale is a pop-up adventure for intimate settings.

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Midsummer Dreams-Imaginarium

Midsummer Dreams-Imaginarium

  • Sat 22nd Jul, 12pm & 2:30pm & 5pm. Sun 23rd Jul, 11am & 1pm & 3pm | £4.00

Uncle Tacko's Incredible Flea Circus. Step inside Uncle Tacko’s Imaginarium and enter a magical world where anything can happen. Fun for all the family as Uncle Tacko’s Incredible Flea Circus and Isabella’s Story Bicycle dazzle and delight you with fabulous tales and acts of derring-do.

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Crafted: Shaker Peg Rail, afternoon course

Crafted: Shaker Peg Rail, afternoon course

  • Sat 22nd Jul 2017
  • 1pm
  • £50.00

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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Midsummer Dreams-The Tintagel Storyteller

Midsummer Dreams-The Tintagel Storyteller

  • Sat 22nd Jul, 1pm. Sun 23rd Jul, 1pm

Stories old, stories new, tales of wonder for all ages. Some familiar, some strange, always entertaining. Pick a story from the storybasket; relax and listen.

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Midsummer Dreams-Imaginarium

Midsummer Dreams-Imaginarium

  • Sat 22nd Jul, 1:30pm. Sun 23rd Jul, 12pm & 4pm | £4.00

Isabella's Trolls Adventure. Isabella gives the royal gardener an unusual seed from her collection to help with a problem at the palace. Little did she know that when it grew it would attract a bunch of troll-girls on the look out for a human lunch!

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Midsummer Dreams-Alice in Wonderland

Midsummer Dreams-Alice in Wonderland

  • Sat 22nd Jul 2017
  • 2pm
  • £4.00

Sandal Sticks Theatre Company. Follow us on a journey down the Rabbit hole and meet the white Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, March Hare and Mad hatter in this playful and interactive adaptation with puppetry and music.

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Midsummer Dreams-The Tinderbox

Midsummer Dreams-The Tinderbox

  • Sat 22nd Jul 2017
  • 3pm
  • £3.50

Sandal Sticks Theatre Company. A soldier finds a magical tinderbox in a hollow tree. Watch what happens when he strikes light and three dogs with enormous eyes appear...

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Midsummer Dreams-Sinbad the Sailor

Midsummer Dreams-Sinbad the Sailor

  • Sat 22nd Jul 2017
  • 4pm
  • £3.50

Sandal Sticks Theatre Company. Meet the merchant Sinbad, who likes to boast of his incredible, sea faring journeys and encounters with snakes, horses, whales, a fierce rock and last but not least, smelly cheese!

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Midsummer Dreams-Shadowplay

Midsummer Dreams-Shadowplay

  • Sat 22nd Jul 2017
  • 4:30pm
  • £7.00

Finger and Thumb Theatre. Do you have a shadow? The answer is "YES" because everyone does! Be inspired by Drew Colby to play with your shadow in this gentle journey.

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Outdoor @ Dartington: Ghostbusters [12A]

Outdoor @ Dartington: Ghostbusters [12A]

  • Sat 22nd Jul 2017
  • 9:30pm
  • £7.50

When their government grants run out, three former parapsychology professors go into business as paranormal investigators, The Ghostbusters.

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Midsummer Dreams-The Ugly Duckling

Midsummer Dreams-The Ugly Duckling

  • Sun 23rd Jul 2017
  • 11:30am
  • £5.00

And other tales by the Above Bounds Theatre Collective.

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Midsummer Dreams-Circus Berzercus

Midsummer Dreams-Circus Berzercus

  • Sun 23rd Jul 2017
  • 2:30pm
  • £6.50

Ladies and gentlemen...we are proud to present the Great Phil-dini, a legend of the circus world. Unfortunately, we must also announce that he will be accompanied by his hapless stage-hand Horace, whose eagerness to entertain outshines his talent.

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Midsummer Dreams-Dartington Morris Men

Midsummer Dreams-Dartington Morris Men

  • Sun 23rd Jul 2017
  • 4:30pm

Don't miss the fantastic Dartington Morris Men perform this Summer!

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Despicable Me 3 (2D) [U]

Despicable Me 3 (2D) [U]

  • Mon 24th Jul, 12pm. Thu 27th Jul, 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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Wedding Open Day

Wedding Open Day

  • Sun 10th Sep, 11am. Sun 3rd Dec, 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

Crafted: Spoon Day Saturday, afternoon course

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

Spend the day in the woods carving wooden spoons or small vessels from the branch of a tree using traditional wood carving tools.

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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 - The Callino Quartet Dohnanyi: Piano Quintet no.2 - The Callino Quartet and Alasdair Beatson

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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: Quintet in E Op.11 no.5 - The Callino Quartet and Philip Higham Brahms: Clarinet sonata in Eb - Robert Plane and Alasdair Beatson

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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: Bruch: Pieces for viola, clarinet and piano Op.83 - Rebecca Jones, Alasdair Beatson and Robert Plane. Arensky: Quartet - The Callino Quartet

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Callino Festival at Dartington

Callino Festival at Dartington

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

The fourth concert: Late night folk concert: Donald Grant (violin) and friends.

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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: Schumann: Quartet no.3 in A Brahms: Clarinet trio

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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: Haydn: Quartet Op.77 no.2 - The Callino Quartet Schumann: Piano quintet - The Callino Quartet and Alasdair Beatson

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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

  • Wed 20th Sep 2017
  • 9pm
  • £10.00

Nine Chamber Music performances from the internationally acclaimed Callino Quartet. Programme for the seventh concert: Messiaen: Quartet for the end of time - Alasdair Beatson, Robert Plane, Tom Hankey and Sarah McMahon.

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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 eighth concert: Glazunov: Clarinet quintet - The Callino Quartet and Robert Plane Beethoven: Eroica Symphony arranged for piano quartet - Alasdair Beatson and members of The Callino 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 final concert: Howells: Clarinet quintet - The Callino Quartet and Robert Plane Armenian folk songs arranged for string quartet - The Callino Quartet Brahms: Piano quintet - The Callino Quartet and Alasdair Beatson

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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: 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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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 as wise women have done over the centuries, we'll harness the power of plant goodness to make herbal syrups, infusions, decoctions and tinctures to help care for ourselves, friends and family 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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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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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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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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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: Traditional Upholstery Weekend

Crafted: Traditional Upholstery Weekend

  • Sat 25th Nov 2017
  • 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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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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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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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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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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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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