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Music for Bass Viols

  • Mon 30th Jul 2018

Mellow, meditative viol music from France, played by two star virtuosos from Fretwork. Their programme features the music of Marin Marais, hired to the royal court of Versailles, and appointed as ordinaire de la chambre du roy pour la viole in 1679. More Info >>

Celestial Bodies: Clare Wilkinson

  • Mon 30th Jul 2018

A beautiful late night programme of Elizabethan and 17th century songs and music, from two of early music’s leading lights. Their concert drops in on various inhabitants of the heavens – the muses, moon and stars, gods behaving badly – and their astronomers. More Info >>

The Astronomer and the Witch

  • Tue 31st Jul 2018

Cambridge historian and writer Ulinka Rublack brings a small Lutheran community to life at the height of the witch-craze in Europe, describing Kepler’s struggle to prevent his widowed mother’s execution. A fascinating glimpse into a world between the Reformation and the scientific revolution. More Info >>

The Emperor and The Alchemist: In Echo

  • Tue 31st Jul 2018

Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph II (1552-1612) lived in a bizarre and creative world. Fascinated by astrology, numerology, nature, the occult and alchemy, he surrounded himself with some of Europe’s most radical thinkers, and had a personal horoscope made by Nostradamus. More Info >>

Call of the Birds: Joanna MacGregor

  • Tue 31st Jul 2018

Joanna MacGregor’s programme explores the sweetness, humour and complexity of birdsong – from courtly French pieces to the beauty of the Iranian composer Hossein Alizâdeh. More Info >>

Nature and forest therapy walks

  • 01/08/2018 to 30/11/2018

Guided gentle walks exploring the practice of Shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) in the beautiful woods and gardens of Dartington estate with Emma Capper, nature and forest therapy guide. More Info >>

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