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The programme for this year's Totnes Festival. Design and layout by Sarah Gray.

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    How to use this programmeEvents are arranged in date order, where events run over several days their main entry in the programme may appear on the start day only. To see at a glance all the events on any particular day, look at the listings in the centrefold of the programme or visit the website.

    Check out the website for more informationTo find out more about all the events, artists and venues for this years festival check out the website at www.totnesfestival.com

    A message from Councillor Judy Westacott, Chair of the Totnes Festival Committee Welcome to Totnes Festival!

    Through our festival, people from the area celebrate all aspects of local (and not so local) life including art, dance, theatre, film, music, outdoor events, ecology or perhaps they just want to demonstrate that community spirit is alive and well in Totnes! Once again the people, organisations, charities, businesses and institutions of the town have pulled out all the stops to put on a festival that promises to be as diverse and vibrant as Totnes itself.

    We invite you to Totnes to be a part of the party.

    I would like to thank Dartington for being our main supporter both in terms of helping us produce our promotional material and also in contributing stimulating events of their own for the programme.

    Thanks also to the many people working behind the scenes to bring the festival together, but most of all thanks to the people of Totnes who make all of this possible!

    A message from Vaughan Lindsay, CEO of festival sponsors The Dartington Hall Trust.Dartington is delighted to support Totnes Festival, a truly community-driven festival, again in 2011.

    This years festival programme features a remarkably broad range of activities over the ten days reflecting the diversity of Totnes and the surrounding area.

    As part of the festival Dartington is presenting a number of events that represent our charitable work, particularly in the arts and education, from performances and exhibitions to our first ever outdoor film festival.

    We look forward to seeing you at some of the events on offer, and wish every one taking part asuccessful and joyful festival.

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    Come along to The Shops at Dartington during the festival for some great family fun. We will be hosting a variety of events to keep you and your family entertained.

    Venus CafeStart your day with a vegetarian or regular breakfast and take advantage of our 2 for 1 offer on 3 and 4 September.

    Childrens Face PaintingCome along to the toy shop between 12pm and 4pm on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September. Our local childrens face painter will be ready to transform your little ones.

    Crazy about ClayCrazy about Clay is our new pottery workshop, with classes for both children and adults alike. Come to the courtyard on Saturday and Sunday between 2pm and 4pm and have a go! Please call Mary on 01803 849415 for more information.

    Dynamic DartingtonWhy not try something a little different on your next visit to the Shops? Paddle a kayak or Canadian canoe on the stunning river Dart, journey down the river in the wilderness, and increase your skills with a qualified Instructor. Or learn archery in the woods with top equipment instructed by a qualified coach. Call Paul on 01884 855722 for more information.

    New Fragrance StudioImmerse yourself in our fabulous new collection Parfum Botanica. Learn how perfumes are made and if you bring the children along they can enjoy making their own bar of soap!

    New Glass Blowing attractionLecturer Ian Hankey and students from Plymouth Arts College will also be demonstrating the technique of glass blowing.

    Music over the weekend

    Saturday 3 September, 11am - 4pm Billy Bottle and the MultipleBilly Bottle is a captivating performer who fuses well-crafted pop with jazz. This special Saturday set will feature the warmth and soul of Martine Waltier.

    Sunday 4 September, from noon High Society Jazz BandUnique, stylish and fun this band is always popular and attracts audiences of all ages. Come along and listen to hot swinging medleys, show tunes and sing-alongs, all sure to set your feet tapping!

    For more information about the events at The Shops at Dartington visit our website www.dartington.org/shops

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    The Gallery - Art ExhibitionAn exhibition focusing on the pre-war years of Dartington Hall School to include some rarely seen pieces from the Dartington Trusts Collection.

    The collection shows the extraordinary wealth of artists teaching in the early years, such as Cecil Collins and Mark Tobey, Bernard and David Leach and Hein Heckroth, who later went on to win an Oscar for his set designs for The Red Shoes. Other works to be exhibited include pieces by the potter Bernie Forrester, Breon OCasey, Rachel Nicholson, and a unique painting of High Cross House by Lord Young of Dartington painted whilst at school. A number of these works reside in the hands of Ex-Dartingtonians and have never been seen publicly.

    Dartington presents: Power of Place

    3 18 September 2011The Gallery - FREE donations welcomeAller Park Tickets: 3.50

    (Donations to the Dartington Hall film restoration project)

    Two Exhibitions curated by artist Alice Leach celebrating the cultural legacy of Dartington Hall School 1926 1987

    Aller Park - Photography ExhibitionFormerly the junior school building, Aller Park will temporarily re-open to stage a smaller exhibition of mainly unseen black and white photographs, documenting the life of the school. Another room will hold an audio memory box where people can leave their thoughts and Aune Head Arts will be providing an eerie sound backdrop for visitors.

    Exhibition website: www.dartington.org/arts/power-of-place

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    Interviews | Music | Chat | Devon Guests | Events and Art info | News | Live Research | etc.

    Artists we play include: Antsy Pants, The Avalanches, The Be Good Tanyas, Blind Faith, Blind Lemon Jefferson, The Blow, Bongwater, The Breeders, Brigitte Bardot, Casiokids, CocoRosie, Day One, Don Drummond, The Drums, Electrelane, Feist, Fink, Florence + The Machine, Fog, Gil Scott-Heron, Goldfrapp, Hillfolk Noir, Jake Thackray, James Brown, Johnny Cash, Joy Division, The Kills, Kid Sister, The Kinks, Laurie Anderson, Leadbelly, Little Dragon, Little Richard, Lykke Li, Modest Mouse, Moloko, Pretenders, Rolling Stones, Sol Seppy, TV on the Radio, Ukelilli, Uni and Her Ukelele, and The Velvet Underground

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    In Bed with Sarah and Johnan alternative breakfast radio show

    Every weekday morning8 - 10

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    The Monk who became a Fish & Other Tales of Fate, Fortune and TransformationStorytelling

    Saturday 3 September3.30-5pmAdults: 5 Children: 2.50 - Tickets available on the doorMethodist Church, Fore Street

    Storyteller Michael Quinn invites you on a spirit quest to enjoy a dramatic re-enactment of ancient tales from diverse cultures around the world. Enjoy out-of-the-body experiences, death, rebirth and the pangs of metamorphosis as well as a dose of medicinal laughter. Meet the Trickster, marvel at the weavings of Fate and Fortune and the Cosmic play of synchronicity.

    A Walk Around Totnes: an exhibition of photographs by Rose Cook

    31st August to 12th September Daytimes, Mon-SatFREE entry

    The Totnes Image Bank & Rural Archive Photographic Centre, Town Mill, Tourist Information Centre

    Radicle ExchangesClover Bird BartlettSue CoulsonJaney HuntPrana Simon

    Saturday 3rd September11am - 4pmBirdwood House, Totnes

    A series of participatory moments throughout the day. We invite you to declare/transform/recognise/value through installation, conversation, performance and ritual.

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    Totnes Early Music Society presentsThe Artisans: Medieval Experience

    7.30pmSaturday 3rd September 2011

    St Marys Church, High Street, Totnes

    Formed by musicians with folk, world and early music backgrounds, the Artisans offer a musical journey through medieval Europe. From foot tapping dances to enchanting troubadour songs, performed on instruments from recorders, bagpipes, harp, rebec and oud

    to a variety of percussion, this is Medieval music to delight in!

    The TQ9 Partnership/Baltic Wharf Ltd is delighted to be sponsoring this concert as part of the Totnes Festival.

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    Enjoy six concerts for the price of four if you joinTOTNES EARLY MUSIC SOCIETYOCTOBERAdrian Butterfield (violin) and Rachel Brown (flute) play Telemann and Bach

    NOVEMBEROrganist John Wellingham joins tenor Daniel Turner

    FEBRUARY 2012Passamezzo celebrate the music of Elizabethan and Stuart England

    MARCH 2012Liam Byrne (viol) and Lynda Sayce (theorbo) play French Baroque music

    APRIL 2012.... plus Medieval music from The Artisans in September and the intoxicating Arabic, Flamenco and Mediterranean early music of Joglaresa in April

    Membership is just 44 (couples/families 85)

    www.totnesearlymusic.org.uk E: [email protected]: Jill Tomalin on 01803 849414

    GREAT MUSIC GREAT VALUE JOIN NOW!

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  • A Celebration of Morris Dancing

    11am, Sunday 4 September 2011Civic Square & The Plains

    FREE

    On Sunday 4th September, Dartington Morris Men will once again host a Morris dance event at the Civic Square, Totnes. Nine local Morris sides are expected, featuring Cotswold, Border and Clog Morris styles, all based in South Devon and East Cornwall.

    Morris Teams that we expect to attend include:

    Blackawton MorrisDartington Morris MenDartmoor Border MorrisExeter Morris MenHarberton NavyNewton BushelPlymouth Morris MenRaddon Hill Clog MorrisWreckers Border Morris

    In 2008 Dartington Morris Men hosted a Morris Ring meeting in Totnes, with teams from all over England to celebrate 40 years since our formation at Dartington Hall. Since then we have held an annual Morris gathering to coincide with the Totnes Festival, involving Morris sides from Devon and Cornwall.

    The event this year will feature a number of local Morris dance sides, displaying the different styles of Cotswold, Border and North-West Clog Morris.

    The dance displays will take place in both the Civic Square and the Plains, with teams dancing at both locations. The dancing will start at around 11am and finishing at about 1pm.

    Following the dancing, many of the participants will move on to the Dartmouth Inn, where we expect there will be more dancing, together with live music and singing.

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    EXHIBITIONS & ONGOING EVENTS {2-11 September}Please check full listing pages for opening times.

    2 - 11 A Walk Around Totnes Totnes Information Centre p. 112 - 11 Life and landscape Soundart Radio p. 52 - 11 Lonely Arts Club Soundart Radio p. 53 - 18 Power of Place The Gallery / Aller Park p. 74 - 10 TRACE Birdwood House Gallery p. 183, 4, 8 & 9 Where are You From, Totnes? Globe Cottage p. 99 - 11 Foot to Earth: dance, movement & yoga camp Haven Meadows Yurt Camp p. 25

    Friday 2 September 2011

    1900 Second Storey Art Exhibition Bay Horse Inn p. 92000 Adjusting The Contrast The Kingsbridge Inn p. 92000 Mae Karthauser & The Midnight Fairground Barrel House p. 102100 Where Are You From, Totnes? [performance] Globe Cottage p. 9

    Saturday 3 September

    1100 Billy Bottle and the Multiple Cider Press Centre p. 61100 Radicle Exchanges Birdwood House p. 111530 The Buddist Monk who became a Fish Methodist Church p. 111900 Hallsands The Gallery, Dartington p. 51930 Ombiviolum Orkestra St .Johns Church p. 141930 The Artisans: Medieval Experience St. Marys Church p. 122000 Jelly Jazz! Barrel House p. 102030 Stuart O Connor Bay Horse Inn p. 11

    Sunday 4 September

    1200 High Society Jazz Band Cider Press Centre p. 61000 Walk and Draw - Workshop Soundart Radio p. 51100 A Celebration of Morris Dancing Civic Square / The Plains p. 151430 English Eccentrics Greys Dining Room p. 181430 Totnes Festival Choir - All Welcome Workshop Birdwood House p. 51930 Compagnie Giulia Bogan House p. 182000 Scorpio Moon Barrel House p. 102030 Maggie Reeday Quintet Bay Horse Inn p. 19

    Monday 5 September

    1000 Zumba Fitness with Shasha Follaton Community Hall p. 191100 Introduction to Radio - Workshop Soundart Radio p. 51800 Totnes Monster Soundart Radio p. 51930 The Man Who Sang To Ghosts Bowden House p. 142030 Folk & Folklore Evening Bay Horse Inn p. 19

    Tuesday 6 September

    1100 Totnes Festival Choir - Workshop Soundart Radio p. 51800 SHOOT 2011 Barn Cinema p. 20

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    Tuesday 6 September continued...

    1930 Sharpham Poetry Conversation Sharpham House p. 221900 South West Music School Studio 1, Dartington p. 211930 Sounds of the Spirit Bowden House p. 142030 Nicky Swann Bay Horse Inn p. 22

    Wednesday 7 September

    1400 Alliance Francaise - Devon Dartington Space p. 301930 Circus Skills Workshop St. Johns Church Hall p. 232000 Ruarri Joseph Barrel House p. 102030 Latin Night with Caipirinha Bay Horse Inn p. 23

    Thursday 8 September

    1900 Totnes Festival Choir - Workshop Soundart Radio p. 51900 Pizza and the Night Sky Sharpham House p. 221900 Spelts Chapbook Studio 2, Dartington p. 241930 Mike Westbrook Big Band Studio 31, Dartington p. 232030 The Best of the Live Sessions Bay Horse Inn p. 252000 Ryan Keen Barrel House p. 102100 Spelts Rosary Studio 2, Dartington p. 24

    Friday 9 September

    1100 Introduction to Radio - Workshop Soundart Radio p. 51200 6th Annual Bay Horse Beer & Cider Bay Horse Inn p. 251930 Spirit of Light Bowden House p. 142000 The Kings Bridge Session Kingsbridge Inn p. 252000 SPREE Barrel House p. 10

    Saturday 10 September

    All day Soundart Fundraising Drive Soundart Radio / 102.5fm p. 51000 Heritage Open Day Totnes Museum p. 271000 Strip Cartoon Workshop The Manor House p. 261630 Devonshire Folk Tales Bogan House p. 271915 Lantern Procession Vire Island p. 282000 Rambunctious Social Club Barrel House p. 102030 Harry Hornsey Blues Bay Horse Inn p. 292100 Where Are You From, Totnes? [performance] Globe Cottage p. 9

    Sunday 11 September

    1000 Heritage Open Day Totnes Museum p. 271500 Totnes Festival Choir - Workshop & broadcast Soundart Radio p. 51930 Torbay Symphony Orchestra Civic Hall p. 292000 Siga La Salsa Royal Seven Stars Hotel p. 292030 Funk Consortium Bay Horse Inn p. 29

    This information was correct at the time of publication - please check the website for updates

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    Totnes Festival: 4 - 10 September

    Compagnie GiuliaMedieval and Mediterranean Music

    Sunday 4 September7:30 - 9:30pmTicket price 6 including interval drinkBogan House, High Street

    To reserve your ticket, please contact Julia Thomas on (01803) 864674 email [email protected]

    English Eccentrics present a Vintage Tea Afternoon at Greys Dining Room in Totnes. Enjoy an afternoon of eccentricity, tea and scandal, performances, music, sandwiches, cream tea and a spiffing good time!Put your best foot forward and dress to impress. Limited tickets available.

    For bookings please contact Christine Sweetman (01803) 866577 or by email [email protected] or visit Greys Dining Room, 96 High Street.

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    Sunday 4 September Ticket Prices: 15

    Times: 2.30 5.00pm

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    Totnes Festival: 4 & 5 September

    Zumba Fitness with ShashaDance/Fitness Class

    Monday 5 September10 - 11amTicket price 5Follaton Community Hall

    For more information or to book contact:Alexandra Williams 07747 137448 www.shasha.uk.com

    The Totnes Festival is coordinated by a group of volunteers - we always welcome new volunteers!

    If you are interested in the arts, community events and performance please get in touch with us.

    We will be meeting in late September to begin planning for 2012 - so please, get in touch. Email us at [email protected]

    This is your festival, a celebration of all that makes Totnes, Totnes.

    Please support us, and it

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    Totnes Festival: 6 & 8 September

    The Sharpham Poetry ConversationHosted by Alice and Peter Oswald

    Tuesday 6th September, 7:30 pm Sharpham HouseTicket cost - 5 - available on the door

    Alice and Peter Oswald will preview a sample of the Wind poems they have written as part of the opening celebrations for London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games sailing and windsurfing events . Bring your own weather poem or a poetic response to read, sing, perform or show in reply. Poetry can be interpreted as broadly as you wish.

    Pizzas and the Night Sky at Sharpham

    Thursday 8th September, 7pm Booking essential. Cost 10 adults , 7 children 01803 732 542 (Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm)

    After a campfire supper of pizza cooked in the clay oven, stroll through the gardens for a tour of the late summer sky. Learn to identify the planets and constellations you see and marvel at how they look through the telescope.

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    Calling the Totnes community!We welcome you to get involved.

    If you can lend a hand, next year we will need volunteers to help distribute promotional materials and with keeping the community up-to-date about the Totnes Festival. If you are interested in volunteering, get in touch.

    If you are interested in organising an event for the Totnes Festival 2012 do contact us to be added to the Totnes Festival mailing list, please email us at [email protected]

    We will update you with details of open meetings and how to submit an event idea for 2012.

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    Totnes Festival: 7 & 8 September

    Thursday 8 September 7:30 pmStudio 31, Hex & GymComplex, Park Road,Dartington12 (10 concessions)

    Tickets available on the door or by post from Westbrook

    PO Box 92 Dawlish EX7 9WNcheques payable to Westbrook

    Band and enclose SAE.

    saxophones: Stan Willis, Roz Harding, Gary Bayley, Lou Gare, Sarah Dean, Ian Wellens.trumpets: Mike Brewer, Dave Holdsworth, Brian Moore, Sam Massey.

    trombones: Sam Smith, Dave Hankin, Bob Cronin, Alex Wesson.keyboard: Lewis Riley bass: Marcus Vergette drums: Coach York

    vocals: Kate Westbrook md: Mike Westbrookwww.westbrookjazz.co.uk

    Britains most innovative Big Band leader The Wire

    Mike Westbrook Big Band

    Contemporary big band music featuring some of the finest West Country musicians directed by Mike Westbrook, one of the UKs foremost jazz composers. A programme of Westbrook originals plus big band classics from Count Basie to Duke Ellington.

    Circus Skills Workshop with Elfic the JesterWednesday 7 September7:30 - 9:30 pmTicket price 4St. Johns Church Hall, Bridgetown

    Come and have a go at juggling (balls, clubs, rings), unicycling, stilt-walking, diablo, devilsticks, poi, hula hoop, plate-spinning & hacky sack but not all at the same time! For children (8+) and adults, from beginners to professionals. Ideal for improving co-ordination, dexterity & balance aswell as a lot of fun!

    Tickets available on the door only

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    The Kings Bridge Session

    Acoustic night of songs, music, poetry and storytelling

    Friday 9 September8pm

    FREE entryKingsbridge Inn

    Please do come to perform or to listen!

    FOOT TO EARTH DANCE, MOVEMENT & YOGA CAMP9 - 11 SeptemberHaven Meadows Yurt CampTicket price - 95

    Traditional and contemporary pan-African dance, movement & yoga camp in a beautiful rural setting just outside Totnes with Denise Rowe & guests. Live music, hot showers, hot tub, fire and luxury yurt camping. An invitation to embrace the fullness of ourselves, in movement, stillness, celebration and rest. Day tickets available.

    The event starts at 6pm, Friday 9 and closes at 7pm, Sunday 11 September

    To reserve your ticket, please contact Denise Rowe, Hillbreeze, Sharpstone, Bath, BA2 7UA.

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    Heritage Open Days

    Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September10:30 - 3:30 pm

    FREE entry

    Totnes Museum, 70 Fore Street&

    Guildhall, Ramparts Walk

    Heritage Open Days is part of a nationally co-ordinated event for heritage sites to open their doors to the public for free.

    Both the historic Guildhall and Elizabethan museum will take part during this period coinciding with the Festival. Covers over 5000 years of history in and around Totnes.

    4:30pm, Saturday 10 SeptemberBogan House

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    Sunday 11 September8pmRoyal Seven StarsTickets 8 available on the door for bookings call Jane (01803) 862587, or email [email protected]

    Siga la salsa is a 7 piece latin dance band based in South Devon. Spanish vocals and a horn section of trumpet and saxophone weave over congas, timbales, piano and bass to produce an eclectic mix of cuban and brazilian songs. If youre an experienced salsa dancer, an enthusiastic freestyler or just appreciate good playing, this band is for you

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    Greys Dining Room will be presenting various performances throughout the festival week, including a harpist, and some unusual short dramatic pieces with music and songs.

    Times for these performances will be displayed in the shop window.

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    Eat, Drink & Enjoy the Festival! Theres something for everyone

    Live music, events and workshops

    Choose to dine in either of our two atmospheric bars, alfresco terrace or

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    Eat, Drink & Enjoy the Festival! Theres something for everyone

    Live music, events and workshops

    Choose to dine in either of our two atmospheric bars, alfresco terrace or

    TQ9 Brasserie & Grill

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  • We hope you find what you fancy in this guide...

    ...to see it all will be quite a juggling act!

    Catch Elfic the Jesters Circus Skills Workshop at St. Johns Church Hall on 7 September - See page 23 for details

    Programme design & layout by Sarah [email protected]