THRIVE

About this event

We’ve put together a relaxed bank holiday weekend (29-31 May) of creative, accessible events for all ages – our own small way of celebrating our collective emergence from lockdown. We’ve called it ‘Thrive’, because as the natural world is springing back to life, so are we.

Come and join us up on the Dartington estate for a mellow mix of live music and DJs, great food and drink in and around The White Hart, a farmers’ market, the launch of a brand new art gallery, arts and craft workshops, storytelling performances, and more…

programme: SAT 29 – MON 31 MAY

PLEASE NOTE that some events require advance booking – these are clearly indicated below. Events marked ‘free’ do not require booking.

great lawn sessions

Fantastic free live music, food and drink.

Sat, 7.30-9.30pm

MAE & THE MIDNIGHT FAIRGROUND

Former Dartington student Mae Karthauser is an eclectic singer-songwriter with a rich, acrobatic voice and a distinctive circus-esque piano style. 

Free. More info >

Sun, 3.30-5pm

TRIO OF MEN

Trio of Men are municipal song-makers; all glorious asymmetric rhythms, strange headgear, mis-spent harmonies and the joy of living.

Free. More info >

Sun, 7-9pm

THRIVE DJS

How we’ve missed dancing over this last year.. We wait no more! Our secret team of turntable wizards will be spinning a two hour set of soulful grooves of many stripes, from funk to disco, reggae to boogie and back, with loads of good time classics. Time to shake ya tail feather!

Free. More info >

Mon, 3.30-5pm

MAMA TOKUS

Soul-jazz singer and performance poet Mama Tokus joins the King Tut Trio for a session blending her words with the music of Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Nina Simone and more.

Free. More info >

FOOD & DRINK

Sat, 10am-3pm

FARMERS MARKET

Support your local community and shop in the fresh air! Our food market has the best local and seasonal produce our region has to offer – from organic veg to wine, fresh pasta to kimchi and beyond.

Free. More info >

Sat & Sun, all day

ALL WEEKEND @ THE WHITE HART

With indoor dining making a return, it’ll be a tale of two worlds over the Thrive weekend at the White Hart. Outdoors will see one of Devon’s best beer gardens (voted by the Guardian nonetheless!) in full swing, with live music, drinks, organic & vegan hot dogs out on the Great Lawn. Meanwhile, indoors in the Snug and Kitchen Hall, the Green Table chefs are once again cooking up a storm with locally-sourced, freshly made classics that go BIG on flavour! See the website for seasonal menu changes! With seating reduced as part of our robust Covid-safety measures, book your table in advance.

About the White Hart >

arts and crafts

A brand new gallery opens, plus workshops for all ages.

Sat-Mon and beyond

exhibition: TOM HAMMICK PRINTS

Launching over the Thrive weekend: a new gallery space in The Granary, with an inaugural exhibition of prints from exciting British artist Tom Hammick.

Free. More info >

Sat & Sun

tree to spoon

In these one-day courses, you’ll use age-old carving techniques to carve wood into beautiful woodenware from wind-fallen and sustainably felled local trees.

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Sat, 11-11:40am

WILD BIRDs SINGING

Wild Birds Singing is an outdoors singing session for children and families led by Holly Ebony. Seasonal themes, steered by the cycle of the year, are explored through play and SONG!

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Sat, 5.30-7pm

FERAL CHORUS

Feral Chorus is a call to all those who feel the urge to dig their toes into the soil and howl at the moon! Bring your voice to mix into the collective pot of tender, harmonic symbiosis and let’s see what wild magic we can muster up.

Book now >

Sun, 11am-12pm

'INSTANT SONGS' WITH TRIO OF MEN

Start with nothing and end with a completed song – lyrics, tune, chords, laughter, percussion breaks, rhymes, harmonies, middle-8’s and much more besides!

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Sun, 11am-4pm

ALWAYS & FOREVER

A free drop-in ceramics session based on Anthony Gormley’s terracotta army to remember people we have loved, lost and missed this past year and who you want to celebrate. Come, make a figure – they’ll be added to a field of figures on the Great Lawn.

Free.

storytelling

Sat & Sun, 6-7.30pm

TWO SPRING TALES FROM HEDGESPOKEN

Two folkloric tales for all ages. Hedgespoken Travelling Storytelling Theatre is an off-grid stage, gallery and home built on the back of a 1966 Bedford lorry, based in Devon.

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barn cinema

The Barn is back! After a year of longing for the big screen, we are thrilled to be showing unmissable films in our state-of-the-art independent cinema under the beams of a converted medieval outbuilding. The full programme can be found here, but over the Thrive weekend we will be showing:

Various times

AMMONITE

In 1800s England, acclaimed but unrecognized fossil hunter Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) works alone on the rugged Southern coastline.

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Various times

PETER RABBIT 2

The lovable rogue is back! Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation.

Book now >

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