What’s On

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Exhibition: Marianne de Trey

Exhibition: Marianne de Trey

  • Sat 23rd Sep, 9am. Sun 24th Sep, 9am. Mon 25th Sep, 9am. Tue 26th Sep, 9am. Wed 27th Sep, 9am. Thu 28th Sep, 9am. Fri 29th Sep, 9am. Sat 30th Sep, 9am. Sun 1st Oct, 9am. Mon 2nd 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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A Dartington Outing Exhibits

A Dartington Outing Exhibits

  • Sat 23rd Sep, 10am. Sun 24th Sep, 10am. Mon 25th Sep, 10am. Tue 26th Sep, 10am. Wed 27th Sep, 10am. Thu 28th Sep, 10am. Fri 29th Sep, 10am

The exhibition programme includes; Robert Taylor - Print and Video, Beccy Strong - Print and Video, Androtechne - Multimedia, Lesbian Immigration Support Group - Love is Not a Crime.

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Queerama [15]

Queerama [15]

  • Sat 23rd Sep 2017
  • 1pm
  • £5.80

Mining the jewels of the BFI archive, Queerama tells the story of an extraordinary century of gay experiences. Directed by Daisy Asquith with a soundtrack by Alison Goldfrapp, Hercules & Love Affair and John Grant, the film takes us into the relationships, desires, fears and expressions of gay men and women in the 20th century – a century of incredible change.

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Victoria And Abdul [PG]

Victoria And Abdul [PG]

  • Sat 23rd Sep, 3:30pm & 5:45pm. Sun 24th Sep, 2:30pm & 5pm & 8pm. Mon 25th Sep, 2pm & 5pm & 8pm | £5.80

Oscar winner Judi Dench and Ali Fazal star in Stephen Frears’ new film, the extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s rule. When young clerk Abdul Karim travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is astonished to find favour with the Queen herself.

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What (the f**k) is Lesbian Cinema?

What (the f**k) is Lesbian Cinema?

  • Sat 23rd Sep 2017
  • 5pm
  • £10.00

A Dartington Outing. Live drawing show with Lisa Gornick. Fresh from a run at London's Barbican, this show is an irreverent but also passionate look at cinema particularly the world of niche lesbian cinema.

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Blondel - A History of Dance in Music

Blondel - A History of Dance in Music

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

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

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The Book of Gabrielle [15]

The Book of Gabrielle [15]

  • Sat 23rd Sep 2017
  • 8pm
  • £8.20

A Dartington Outing. The Book of Gabrielle is a clever dramedy about an intimate, yet platonic relationship that develops between a female graphic artist and an older male erotic novelist.

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Victim [PG]

Victim [PG]

  • Sun 24th Sep 2017
  • 12pm
  • £5.80

“I wanted him!” A cry of protest runs through Basil Dearden’s spellbinding thriller, a landmark in gay cinema featuring an extraordinarily courageous performance by Dirk Bogarde.

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Pre-Cinema meal deal at The White Hart

Pre-Cinema meal deal at The White Hart

  • Sun 24th Sep, 5:30pm. Mon 25th Sep, 5:30pm. Tue 26th Sep, 5:30pm. Wed 27th Sep, 5:30pm. Thu 28th Sep, 5:30pm. Sun 1st Oct, 5:30pm. Mon 2nd Oct, 5:30pm. Tue 3rd Oct, 5:30pm. Wed 4th Oct, 5:30pm. Thu 5th 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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An Evening with Noel Coward & Friends

An Evening with Noel Coward & Friends

  • Sun 24th Sep 2017
  • 6:30pm
  • £14.00

A Dartington Outing. Stefan Bednarczyk is the foremost interpreter of Noel Coward's songs and music.

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Arts Lab workshops

Arts Lab workshops

  • Mon 25th Sep, 9am. Tue 26th Sep, 9am. Wed 27th Sep, 9am. Thu 28th Sep, 9am. Fri 29th Sep, 9am. Mon 2nd Oct, 9am. Tue 3rd Oct, 9am. Wed 4th Oct, 9am. Thu 5th Oct, 9am. Fri 6th 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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Crafted: Printmaking (10-week course)

Crafted: Printmaking (10-week course)

  • Mon 25th Sep, 10am. Tue 26th Sep, 10am. Wed 27th Sep, 10am. Mon 2nd Oct, 10am. Tue 3rd Oct, 10am. Wed 4th Oct, 10am. Mon 9th Oct, 10am. Tue 10th Oct, 10am. Wed 11th Oct, 10am. Mon 16th Oct, 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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Crafted: Life Drawing, Autumn 2017

Crafted: Life Drawing, Autumn 2017

  • Tue 26th Sep, 10am. Thu 28th Sep, 6:30pm. Tue 10th Oct, 10am. Thu 12th Oct, 6:30pm. Tue 17th Oct, 10am. Thu 19th Oct, 6:30pm. Thu 2nd Nov, 6:30pm. Tue 7th Nov, 10am. Thu 9th Nov, 6:30pm. Thu 16th Nov, 6:30pm

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

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Crafted: Bookbinding (10-week course)

Crafted: Bookbinding (10-week course)

  • Tue 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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Africa

Africa's Future Has No Space For Stupid Black Men

  • Tue 26th Sep 2017
  • 7pm
  • £22.95

A Dartington Outing. A short story by Pwaangulongii Dauod, performed by Bisi Alimi. Live Theatre interwoven with Dinner.

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Crafted: Fermentation Night School, four-week course - FULL

Crafted: Fermentation Night School, four-week course - FULL

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

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

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Earth Talk: with Christian Felber

Earth Talk: with Christian Felber

  • Tue 26th Sep 2017
  • 8pm
  • £5.00

Holistic Change – on which levels can we contribute to the Great Transformation towards Sustainability and the Common Good?

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The Aller Park Project – David Matthews

The Aller Park Project – David Matthews

  • Wed 27th Sep, 10am. Wed 4th Oct, 10am. Wed 11th Oct, 10am. 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

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 27th Sep, 11am. Wed 4th Oct, 11am. Wed 11th Oct, 11am

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

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Totnes Young Peoples Theatre

Totnes Young Peoples Theatre

  • Wed 27th Sep, 5:30pm. Wed 4th Oct, 5:30pm. Wed 11th Oct, 5:30pm. 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

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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Poetry Slam: Desire and Denial - Poetry, Persecution and the Power To Be

Poetry Slam: Desire and Denial - Poetry, Persecution and the Power To Be

  • Wed 27th Sep 2017
  • 7pm

A Dartington Outing. Enjoy a live poetry evening to stir the heart and soul, staged in the convivial atmosphere of the Green Table Café. Compère Kevin Childs presents a feast of recitals from A Dartington Outing's headline poet, Trudy Howson (the LGBT Poet Laureate) and featured special guests.

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Tangerine [15]

Tangerine [15]

  • Wed 27th Sep 2017
  • 8pm
  • £8.20

Sean Baker writes and directs this comedy drama about the life of a transgender sex worker in downtown Los Angeles.

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Blue is the Warmest Colour [18]

Blue is the Warmest Colour [18]

  • Thu 28th Sep 2017
  • 7pm
  • £8.20

Blue is the Warmest Colour centers on a 15-year-old girl named Adèle who is climbing to adulthood and dreams of experiencing her first love.

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Deer Park Guided Walks

Deer Park Guided Walks

  • Fri 29th Sep, 11:30am. Fri 6th Oct, 11:30am. Fri 13th Oct, 11:30am. 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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Goodbye Christopher Robin [PG]

Goodbye Christopher Robin [PG]

  • Fri 29th Sep, 12:30pm & 3pm. Sat 30th Sep, 2pm & 5pm & 8pm. Sun 1st Oct, 2pm & 5pm & 8pm. Mon 2nd Oct, 2pm & 5pm | £5.80

Beloved children's author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin – whose toys inspired Milne to create the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh – are the subjects of this moving, nostalgic period drama, scripted by Frank Cottrell-Boyce and scored by Carter Burwell.

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Against the Law + Q&A with Director Fergus O

Against the Law + Q&A with Director Fergus O'Brien [15]

  • Fri 29th Sep 2017
  • 7pm
  • £8.20

A Dartington Outing. When Peter Wildeblood fell in love with Edward McNally in 1952, homosexuality was a crime in Britain. Their love affair would have devastating consequences for each of them.

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Tom Marshman: Queer Salon - A Brush with the Past

Tom Marshman: Queer Salon - A Brush with the Past

  • Fri 29th Sep 2017
  • 9:15pm
  • £10.00

A Dartington Outing. Tom Marshman and friends host a night of all things LGBTQ, marking 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality.

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Crafted: Tonics & Tinctures, one-day course - FULL

Crafted: Tonics & Tinctures, one-day course - FULL

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

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

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The Tao of Well-Being with Ahmad Miles

The Tao of Well-Being with Ahmad Miles

  • Sat 30th Sep, 10am. Sun 1st Oct, 10am

Two one-day seminars exploring how to work with the ancient Chinese tradition of the Tao, for health and well-being.

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Bugs, Birds and Butterflies - a Family Day in the Deer Park

Bugs, Birds and Butterflies - a Family Day in the Deer Park

  • Sat 30th Sep 2017
  • 10:30am

Come and celebrate Dartington Hall’s autumn landscape and its rich wildlife in the Deer Park woodland. Lots to do for all the family with back to nature craft activities for children and talks, tours and storytelling throughout the day.

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Dynamic Dartington Weekend

Dynamic Dartington Weekend

  • Sun 1st Oct 2017
  • 11am

Do you fancy setting yourself a challenge whilst raising money for charity? Enjoy a challenging 10 mile (approximately 800ft climb) trail race within the very scenic Dartington Estate in South Devon.

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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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First Friday

First Friday

  • Fri 6th Oct 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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Edgelarks

Edgelarks

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

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

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Crafted: Weave Away! weekend course - FULL

Crafted: Weave Away! weekend course - FULL

  • Sat 7th Oct, 10am. 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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Crafted: Baking with The Almond Thief, weekend course

Crafted: Baking with The Almond Thief, weekend course

  • Sat 7th Oct, 3:30pm. Sat 11th Nov, 3:30pm. Sat 2nd Dec, 3:30pm | £150.00

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

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MET Opera Live: Norma [12A]

MET Opera Live: Norma [12A]

  • Sat 7th Oct 2017
  • 5:55pm
  • £20.00

This evocative new production sets the action deep in a Druid forest, where nature and ancient ritual rule. The priestess Norma is torn between loyalty to her oppressed people and love for a Roman soldier

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Crafted: Relief Wood Carving, four-week evening course

Crafted: Relief Wood Carving, four-week evening course

  • Tue 10th Oct 2017
  • 6pm
  • £120.00

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

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Earth Talk: Bringing the World Back to Life

Earth Talk: Bringing the World Back to Life

  • Wed 11th Oct 2017
  • 8pm
  • £5.00

With Pat McCabe and Lyla June Johnston. In this Earth Talk Pat McCabe and Lyla June Johnston will share stories, poems and experience of ceremony that looks at the microcosm of the Wounded Healer becoming Healer, and also how this might play out in the larger community of humanity.

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Crafted: Natural Beekeeping - 6 week course - 3 places left

Crafted: Natural Beekeeping - 6 week course - 3 places left

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

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

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A Celebration of Local Produce

A Celebration of Local Produce

  • Thu 12th Oct 2017
  • 7pm

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

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Crafted: Wild Autumn Super Foods, one-day course - 2 places left

Crafted: Wild Autumn Super Foods, one-day course - 2 places left

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

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

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Devon Opera - Cosi Fan Tutte

Devon Opera - Cosi Fan Tutte

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

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

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Crafted: Apple Day! one-day course - FULL

Crafted: Apple Day! one-day course - FULL

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

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

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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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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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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 course

Crafted: Sculpting from Life, weekend course

  • 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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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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Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami [15]

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami [15]

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

Grace Jones and Friends Live promises to be 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, following an exclusive preview of Sophie Fiennes’ highly anticipated new film Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami.

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Crafted: Weave Your Own Bread Basket, weekend course - 3 places left

Crafted: Weave Your Own Bread Basket, weekend course - 3 places 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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Seven wonders of the wild

Seven wonders of the wild

  • 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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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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Short Course: Context and Form, Art and Writing

Short Course: Context and Form, Art and Writing

  • Mon 30th Oct 2017
  • 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 1st Nov 2017
  • 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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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: Carpentry for Women, six-week course - 2 places left in Nov

Crafted: Carpentry for Women, six-week course - 2 places left in Nov

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

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

  • Wed 29th Nov 2017
  • 11am

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

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Rosafresca-Music from the Time of Ferdinand & Isabella

Rosafresca-Music from the Time of Ferdinand & Isabella

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

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

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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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ROH Ballet Live: The Nutcracker (2017)

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

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

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Late night Christmas shopping

Late night Christmas shopping

  • Thu 7th Dec 2017
  • 5:30pm

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

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Christmas Fair at The Shops at Dartington

Christmas Fair at The Shops at Dartington

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

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

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ROH Live: Rigoletto

ROH Live: Rigoletto

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

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

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Class of 1685-Masumi Yamamoto & Boris Bizjak

Class of 1685-Masumi Yamamoto & Boris Bizjak

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

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

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Crafted: Build a Custom Wooden Surfboard - six day course

Crafted: Build a Custom Wooden Surfboard - six day course

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

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

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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 afternoon 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: 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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ROH Live: Carmen

ROH Live: Carmen

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

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

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Passamezzo - Music from the Restoration

Passamezzo - Music from the Restoration

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

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

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ROH Ballet Live: Bernstein Centenary

ROH Ballet Live: Bernstein Centenary

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

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

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ROH Live: Macbeth

ROH Live: Macbeth

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

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

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Ensemble Moliere-Telemann & his Friends in Paris

Ensemble Moliere-Telemann & his Friends in Paris

  • Sat 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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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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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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Exhibition: Marianne de Trey

Exhibition: Marianne de Trey

  • Sat 23rd Sep, 9am. Sun 24th Sep, 9am. Mon 25th Sep, 9am. Tue 26th Sep, 9am. Wed 27th Sep, 9am. Thu 28th Sep, 9am. Fri 29th Sep, 9am. Sat 30th Sep, 9am. Sun 1st Oct, 9am. Mon 2nd 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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A Dartington Outing Exhibits

A Dartington Outing Exhibits

  • Sat 23rd Sep, 10am. Sun 24th Sep, 10am. Mon 25th Sep, 10am. Tue 26th Sep, 10am. Wed 27th Sep, 10am. Thu 28th Sep, 10am. Fri 29th Sep, 10am

The exhibition programme includes; Robert Taylor - Print and Video, Beccy Strong - Print and Video, Androtechne - Multimedia, Lesbian Immigration Support Group - Love is Not a Crime.

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Queerama [15]

Queerama [15]

  • Sat 23rd Sep 2017
  • 1pm
  • £5.80

Mining the jewels of the BFI archive, Queerama tells the story of an extraordinary century of gay experiences. Directed by Daisy Asquith with a soundtrack by Alison Goldfrapp, Hercules & Love Affair and John Grant, the film takes us into the relationships, desires, fears and expressions of gay men and women in the 20th century – a century of incredible change.

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Victoria And Abdul [PG]

Victoria And Abdul [PG]

  • Sat 23rd Sep, 3:30pm & 5:45pm. Sun 24th Sep, 2:30pm & 5pm & 8pm. Mon 25th Sep, 2pm & 5pm & 8pm | £5.80

Oscar winner Judi Dench and Ali Fazal star in Stephen Frears’ new film, the extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s rule. When young clerk Abdul Karim travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is astonished to find favour with the Queen herself.

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What (the f**k) is Lesbian Cinema?

What (the f**k) is Lesbian Cinema?

  • Sat 23rd Sep 2017
  • 5pm
  • £10.00

A Dartington Outing. Live drawing show with Lisa Gornick. Fresh from a run at London's Barbican, this show is an irreverent but also passionate look at cinema particularly the world of niche lesbian cinema.

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Blondel - A History of Dance in Music

Blondel - A History of Dance in Music

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

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

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The Book of Gabrielle [15]

The Book of Gabrielle [15]

  • Sat 23rd Sep 2017
  • 8pm
  • £8.20

A Dartington Outing. The Book of Gabrielle is a clever dramedy about an intimate, yet platonic relationship that develops between a female graphic artist and an older male erotic novelist.

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Victim [PG]

Victim [PG]

  • Sun 24th Sep 2017
  • 12pm
  • £5.80

“I wanted him!” A cry of protest runs through Basil Dearden’s spellbinding thriller, a landmark in gay cinema featuring an extraordinarily courageous performance by Dirk Bogarde.

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Pre-Cinema meal deal at The White Hart

Pre-Cinema meal deal at The White Hart

  • Sun 24th Sep, 5:30pm. Mon 25th Sep, 5:30pm. Tue 26th Sep, 5:30pm. Wed 27th Sep, 5:30pm. Thu 28th Sep, 5:30pm. Sun 1st Oct, 5:30pm. Mon 2nd Oct, 5:30pm. Tue 3rd Oct, 5:30pm. Wed 4th Oct, 5:30pm. Thu 5th 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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An Evening with Noel Coward & Friends

An Evening with Noel Coward & Friends

  • Sun 24th Sep 2017
  • 6:30pm
  • £14.00

A Dartington Outing. Stefan Bednarczyk is the foremost interpreter of Noel Coward's songs and music.

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Arts Lab workshops

Arts Lab workshops

  • Mon 25th Sep, 9am. Tue 26th Sep, 9am. Wed 27th Sep, 9am. Thu 28th Sep, 9am. Fri 29th Sep, 9am. Mon 2nd Oct, 9am. Tue 3rd Oct, 9am. Wed 4th Oct, 9am. Thu 5th Oct, 9am. Fri 6th 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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Crafted: Printmaking (10-week course)

Crafted: Printmaking (10-week course)

  • Mon 25th Sep, 10am. Tue 26th Sep, 10am. Wed 27th Sep, 10am. Mon 2nd Oct, 10am. Tue 3rd Oct, 10am. Wed 4th Oct, 10am. Mon 9th Oct, 10am. Tue 10th Oct, 10am. Wed 11th Oct, 10am. Mon 16th Oct, 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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Crafted: Life Drawing, Autumn 2017

Crafted: Life Drawing, Autumn 2017

  • Tue 26th Sep, 10am. Thu 28th Sep, 6:30pm. Tue 10th Oct, 10am. Thu 12th Oct, 6:30pm. Tue 17th Oct, 10am. Thu 19th Oct, 6:30pm. Thu 2nd Nov, 6:30pm. Tue 7th Nov, 10am. Thu 9th Nov, 6:30pm. Thu 16th Nov, 6:30pm

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

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Crafted: Bookbinding (10-week course)

Crafted: Bookbinding (10-week course)

  • Tue 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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Africa

Africa's Future Has No Space For Stupid Black Men

  • Tue 26th Sep 2017
  • 7pm
  • £22.95

A Dartington Outing. A short story by Pwaangulongii Dauod, performed by Bisi Alimi. Live Theatre interwoven with Dinner.

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Crafted: Fermentation Night School, four-week course - FULL

Crafted: Fermentation Night School, four-week course - FULL

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

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

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Earth Talk: with Christian Felber

Earth Talk: with Christian Felber

  • Tue 26th Sep 2017
  • 8pm
  • £5.00

Holistic Change – on which levels can we contribute to the Great Transformation towards Sustainability and the Common Good?

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The Aller Park Project – David Matthews

The Aller Park Project – David Matthews

  • Wed 27th Sep, 10am. Wed 4th Oct, 10am. Wed 11th Oct, 10am. 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

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 27th Sep, 11am. Wed 4th Oct, 11am. Wed 11th Oct, 11am

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

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Totnes Young Peoples Theatre

Totnes Young Peoples Theatre

  • Wed 27th Sep, 5:30pm. Wed 4th Oct, 5:30pm. Wed 11th Oct, 5:30pm. 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

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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Poetry Slam: Desire and Denial - Poetry, Persecution and the Power To Be

Poetry Slam: Desire and Denial - Poetry, Persecution and the Power To Be

  • Wed 27th Sep 2017
  • 7pm

A Dartington Outing. Enjoy a live poetry evening to stir the heart and soul, staged in the convivial atmosphere of the Green Table Café. Compère Kevin Childs presents a feast of recitals from A Dartington Outing's headline poet, Trudy Howson (the LGBT Poet Laureate) and featured special guests.

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Tangerine [15]

Tangerine [15]

  • Wed 27th Sep 2017
  • 8pm
  • £8.20

Sean Baker writes and directs this comedy drama about the life of a transgender sex worker in downtown Los Angeles.

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Blue is the Warmest Colour [18]

Blue is the Warmest Colour [18]

  • Thu 28th Sep 2017
  • 7pm
  • £8.20

Blue is the Warmest Colour centers on a 15-year-old girl named Adèle who is climbing to adulthood and dreams of experiencing her first love.

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Deer Park Guided Walks

Deer Park Guided Walks

  • Fri 29th Sep, 11:30am. Fri 6th Oct, 11:30am. Fri 13th Oct, 11:30am. 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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Goodbye Christopher Robin [PG]

Goodbye Christopher Robin [PG]

  • Fri 29th Sep, 12:30pm & 3pm. Sat 30th Sep, 2pm & 5pm & 8pm. Sun 1st Oct, 2pm & 5pm & 8pm. Mon 2nd Oct, 2pm & 5pm | £5.80

Beloved children's author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin – whose toys inspired Milne to create the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh – are the subjects of this moving, nostalgic period drama, scripted by Frank Cottrell-Boyce and scored by Carter Burwell.

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Against the Law + Q&A with Director Fergus O

Against the Law + Q&A with Director Fergus O'Brien [15]

  • Fri 29th Sep 2017
  • 7pm
  • £8.20

A Dartington Outing. When Peter Wildeblood fell in love with Edward McNally in 1952, homosexuality was a crime in Britain. Their love affair would have devastating consequences for each of them.

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Tom Marshman: Queer Salon - A Brush with the Past

Tom Marshman: Queer Salon - A Brush with the Past

  • Fri 29th Sep 2017
  • 9:15pm
  • £10.00

A Dartington Outing. Tom Marshman and friends host a night of all things LGBTQ, marking 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality.

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Crafted: Tonics & Tinctures, one-day course - FULL

Crafted: Tonics & Tinctures, one-day course - FULL

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

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

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The Tao of Well-Being with Ahmad Miles

The Tao of Well-Being with Ahmad Miles

  • Sat 30th Sep, 10am. Sun 1st Oct, 10am

Two one-day seminars exploring how to work with the ancient Chinese tradition of the Tao, for health and well-being.

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Bugs, Birds and Butterflies - a Family Day in the Deer Park

Bugs, Birds and Butterflies - a Family Day in the Deer Park

  • Sat 30th Sep 2017
  • 10:30am

Come and celebrate Dartington Hall’s autumn landscape and its rich wildlife in the Deer Park woodland. Lots to do for all the family with back to nature craft activities for children and talks, tours and storytelling throughout the day.

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Dynamic Dartington Weekend

Dynamic Dartington Weekend

  • Sun 1st Oct 2017
  • 11am

Do you fancy setting yourself a challenge whilst raising money for charity? Enjoy a challenging 10 mile (approximately 800ft climb) trail race within the very scenic Dartington Estate in South Devon.

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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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First Friday

First Friday

  • Fri 6th Oct 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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Edgelarks

Edgelarks

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

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

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Crafted: Weave Away! weekend course - FULL

Crafted: Weave Away! weekend course - FULL

  • Sat 7th Oct, 10am. 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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Crafted: Baking with The Almond Thief, weekend course

Crafted: Baking with The Almond Thief, weekend course

  • Sat 7th Oct, 3:30pm. Sat 11th Nov, 3:30pm. Sat 2nd Dec, 3:30pm | £150.00

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

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MET Opera Live: Norma [12A]

MET Opera Live: Norma [12A]

  • Sat 7th Oct 2017
  • 5:55pm
  • £20.00

This evocative new production sets the action deep in a Druid forest, where nature and ancient ritual rule. The priestess Norma is torn between loyalty to her oppressed people and love for a Roman soldier

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Crafted: Relief Wood Carving, four-week evening course

Crafted: Relief Wood Carving, four-week evening course

  • Tue 10th Oct 2017
  • 6pm
  • £120.00

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

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Earth Talk: Bringing the World Back to Life

Earth Talk: Bringing the World Back to Life

  • Wed 11th Oct 2017
  • 8pm
  • £5.00

With Pat McCabe and Lyla June Johnston. In this Earth Talk Pat McCabe and Lyla June Johnston will share stories, poems and experience of ceremony that looks at the microcosm of the Wounded Healer becoming Healer, and also how this might play out in the larger community of humanity.

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Crafted: Natural Beekeeping - 6 week course - 3 places left

Crafted: Natural Beekeeping - 6 week course - 3 places left

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

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

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A Celebration of Local Produce

A Celebration of Local Produce

  • Thu 12th Oct 2017
  • 7pm

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

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Crafted: Wild Autumn Super Foods, one-day course - 2 places left

Crafted: Wild Autumn Super Foods, one-day course - 2 places left

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

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

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Devon Opera - Cosi Fan Tutte

Devon Opera - Cosi Fan Tutte

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

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

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Crafted: Apple Day! one-day course - FULL

Crafted: Apple Day! one-day course - FULL

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

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

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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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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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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 course

Crafted: Sculpting from Life, weekend course

  • 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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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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Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami [15]

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami [15]

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

Grace Jones and Friends Live promises to be 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, following an exclusive preview of Sophie Fiennes’ highly anticipated new film Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami.

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Crafted: Weave Your Own Bread Basket, weekend course - 3 places left

Crafted: Weave Your Own Bread Basket, weekend course - 3 places 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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Seven wonders of the wild

Seven wonders of the wild

  • 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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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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Short Course: Context and Form, Art and Writing

Short Course: Context and Form, Art and Writing

  • Mon 30th Oct 2017
  • 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 1st Nov 2017
  • 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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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: Carpentry for Women, six-week course - 2 places left in Nov

Crafted: Carpentry for Women, six-week course - 2 places left in Nov

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

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

  • Wed 29th Nov 2017
  • 11am

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

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Rosafresca-Music from the Time of Ferdinand & Isabella

Rosafresca-Music from the Time of Ferdinand & Isabella

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

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

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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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ROH Ballet Live: The Nutcracker (2017)

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

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

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Late night Christmas shopping

Late night Christmas shopping

  • Thu 7th Dec 2017
  • 5:30pm

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

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Christmas Fair at The Shops at Dartington

Christmas Fair at The Shops at Dartington

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

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

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ROH Live: Rigoletto

ROH Live: Rigoletto

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

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

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Class of 1685-Masumi Yamamoto & Boris Bizjak

Class of 1685-Masumi Yamamoto & Boris Bizjak

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

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

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Crafted: Build a Custom Wooden Surfboard - six day course

Crafted: Build a Custom Wooden Surfboard - six day course

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

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

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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 afternoon 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: 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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ROH Live: Carmen

ROH Live: Carmen

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

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

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Passamezzo - Music from the Restoration

Passamezzo - Music from the Restoration

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

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

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ROH Ballet Live: Bernstein Centenary

ROH Ballet Live: Bernstein Centenary

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

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

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ROH Live: Macbeth

ROH Live: Macbeth

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

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

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Ensemble Moliere-Telemann & his Friends in Paris

Ensemble Moliere-Telemann & his Friends in Paris

  • Sat 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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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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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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