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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 at the back 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.

    Some words of thanks: to 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 to Riverford Home Delivery for helping distribute our programmes again; to Thinking Arts for their help with the website and to www.artsculture.co.uk for putting the programme together.

    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 Dartington Hall TrustFollowing our successful partnership last year, Dartington is delighted to be supporting Totnes Festival once again in 2010.

    As you know, the festival is a fantastic opportunity for us all to experience a huge variety of activities and events over ten packed days.

    As part of the festival we are presenting a range of events across our activity in the arts, social justice and sustainability from performances and screenings to tours of Dartingtons gardens and family fun at the Cider Press Centre.

    In particular we hope you can join us for our Community Conversation event on Saturday, September 4 at the Mansion House. This is an opportunity to hear about our plans and ask your questions, so if you would like to come along please reserve your place now by emailing [email protected] If you cant make it, do check our website for dates of future community conversation events: we will be holding them regularly in the future.

    We wish the festival, its organisers and everyone taking part every success in 2010.

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    Sun 05-Sep: Top U.K. trumpet player Steve Waterman (jazz) 8PM

    Mon 06-Sep: Folk & Folklore Night 8PMTue 07- Sep: James Harris/Neil Burns Trio (jazz) 8PMWed 08-Sep: Latin Singer Annika Stooghy 8PMThu 09-Sep: Singer/Songwriter Nicky Swann 8PMFri 10-Sep: Beer Festival Launch 12PM OnwardsSat 11-Sep: Morris @ Beer Festival 1PM OnwardsSun 12-Sep: Jazz @ Beer Festival 1PM OnwardsSun 12-Sep: Mike Isaac's Funk Consortium 8PMMon 13-Sep: Festival Fund-raiser Quiz 8PM

    Fri 03-Sep: "Second Story" Art Show Launch 7PMSat 04-Sep: Geoff Lakeman's Unstrung Heroes (folk) 8PM

    Come and join us on the

    Totnes Fringefor daily events throughout the Festival

    8 CISTERN STREET TOTNES TQ9 5SP TEL. 01803 862088 www.bayhorsetotnes.com


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    Curiouser Gathering September 3rd - 5thMusic and Crafts Festival 6pm Friday - Monday am Shadrack Cottage, TotnesWWW.CURIOUSPRODUCTIONS.CO Ticket Prices: 40 Weekend Ticket; 30 Concession if brought in Harlequin Bookstore; 20 Saturday and Sunday Day Ticket; 15 Friday Day Ticket

    The Curiouser Gathering 2010, Music and Crafts Festival.Wander down to our Archaic village built in the rolling valleys of Devon, learn skills that have been long forgotten, indulge your senses on the local produce or sit around the the campfire, enjoying archaic tales with brews of hot natural teas.

    Siga la SalsaFriday, September 3rdLatin Dance Music8pm -11pm Royal Seven Stars Hotel, Fore Street, TotnesTicket prices: 8Tickets available on door or contact Jane on: (01803) 862587 or [email protected]

    Join us for a night of hot rhythms and sensuous melodies with local seven-piece Latin dance band Siga La Salsa playing an exciting mix of Cuban and Brazilian music. With Spanish vocals, horns and a rhythm section of congas, timbales, piano and bass, this band is irresistible to salseros and freestylers on the dance floor!

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    Rain or Shine Theatre Company production of The Importance of Being Earnest

    Friday, September 3rdTotnes Castle, Castle Street, Totnes TQ9 5NUOutdoor play (please bring own seating)7.30pm but Totnes Castle grounds open from 6.30pm for picnicsTickets: 13 (11 Concessions, 6 child) Contact: Totnes Castle 01803 864406

    Opening Night Concert by The Pressenda Ensemble Friday, September 3rd, 7.30pmSt Marys Church, High Street, TotnesTickets: 12, 10 concessions, 5 children and studentsContact: Divertimento Entertainments, Ashbrook, Newton Road, Totnes, TQ9 5BB, 01803 [email protected]

    Celebrate the first night of the Totnes Festival with The Pressenda Ensemble. The programme will include music by Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Malcolm Arnold and Piazzolla and will feature two young soloists. The Pressenda Ensemble is a group of local professional musicians directed by Malcolm Latchem.

    presents: Ana Silvera

    Friday, September 3rd, 7.30pmBarrelhouse, TotnesTickets: 7, 6 conc, 5 stu/yp01803 847070www.dartington.org/arts/ana-silvera

    A songsmith whose music simply aches beauty Time Out

    Anas ability to weave intense, poetical storytelling into hauntingly tender melodies creates a musical journey that is widely tipped to go mainstream this year. Her influences range from Tom Waits, Nina Simone, Rufus Wainwright to JS Bach, Schumann and Debussy. Ana describes her songs as lush and tender - think Jacques Brel in English, with a pinch of Regina Spektor and Leonard Cohen thrown in for good measure.

    Gargling with Jelly page 8

    Nightpaddle on the River Dart page 9Cider Press Centre Family Fun Days page 12

    Family Bushcraft Daypage 27

    Totnes Festival Open Day page 29

    For all the family

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    The BarrelhouseThe Barrelhouse, 59A High Street, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5PB www.myspace.com/thebarrelhouse

    Fri 3rd Ana Silvera (see opposite).Sat 4th Rambunctious Social Club Rhythm & Blues/Swing/Soul/Ska/Salsa/Cumbia/Afrobeat/Rhumba & Gypsybeat 8pm-midnight Tickets 2.50 A madcap night of salacious swing, cool-cat leftfield beats and artful play! Clubbing for the creatively curious, featuring live interactive animation, games and much more! With your hosts: DJ Griff (Jelly Jazz), Lee Hodges (Micasamovi) & The Lovely Things. Fancy Dress: 40s Style

    Sun 5th Boast - Open Mic Night Open Mic: Acoustic/Pop/Jazz/Poetry 7.30pm-11pm Free Entry An extra special festival edition of our monthly open-mic night! Featuring an eclectic selection of the best local talent performing music, spoken word & comedy. This will be the last ever Boast to be hosted by our ever-popular compere Josh Woodward. If you would like to perform, contact: [email protected]

    Tue 7th Si Holmes Country/Soul Doors 8pm-11pm. Tickets 2 Hailing from the sunny south-coast of Cornwall, Si Holmes has been delighting audiences all over the South West with his distinctive style of acoustic inspired soul.

    Wed 8th Shoot: Short Film Festival Doors 7.30pm, screening at 8pm. Tickets 2.50 Featuring a selection of the very best short films made in or inspired by Devon & Cornwall, from a new generation of up-and-coming film makers (as previously shown at the Barn Cinema, Dartington).

    Thurs 9th Neil Maya Quartet Jazz/Food 8pm-11pm. Tickets 2-Course set menu 14.95, standard ticket 4 Featuring some of the Southwests finest and best-known jazz musicians this exciting quartet regularly thrills audiences far and wide. Tonight we are combining great music with great food; why not book a wonderful two-course meal for just 14.95 while watching this excellent band. (Pre-booking advisable - 01803 849290)

    Fri 10th Wilfredo Comedy/Music/Cabaret 8.30pm-11pm. Tickets 5. Wilfredo extends the sweaty palm of invitation to come and witness the spectacle of a performance that will no doubt leave you emotionally tattooed for a lifetime. Singing classic covers, original songs and parody, the Wilfredo experience is an assault on the senses.

    Sat 11th Messenger Soundsystem: 99% Phunky DJ Night: Funk, Latin, Reggae, Soul, Breaks 8pm - midnight. The legendary Messenger Soundsystem returns with a phunk-filled night of foot stomping soul! Featuring the super-fusion sounds of old & new school Funk, Latin, Reggae, Jazz, Soul, Disco Rap & Breaks - Come and get your swerve on!

    Sun 12th Mae & The Midnight Fairground Folk/Jazz/Waltz 8pm-11pm. Tickets 4 Mae Karthauser brings you a feast for the ears with her elaborate and vivid stories expressed through soft and wild oompah! song. With colourful references to human interaction and intricate multi-instrumental arrangements, The Midnight Fairground produce a unique sound that is absorbing, ambiguous and seductive. Supported by Tom Shackleton.

  • Totnes Festival: 4th September


    Locally sourced food

    Located at Dartington Hall, The White Hartbar & restaurant is open throughout theTotnes Festival offering a tantalising menuusing the finest seasonal ingredients,sourced locally where possible.

    Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee absolutely freefrom 3rd-12th Sept with the voucher below.

    Dartington Hall, Nr Totnes, S Devon, TQ9 [email protected]

    Dartington Accommodation & Catering Services Ltd

    To reserve a table telephone

    01803 847111free cuppaPresent this voucherat The White Hartbetween 3rd-12thSept 2010 and receive a free cup oftea or coffee

    No purchase necessary. One cup per voucher only.

    Gargling with JellySaturday, September 4thPerformance Poetry3pm-4pmThe Royal Seven Stars Hotel, The Plains, Totnespresented by the Friends of Totnes Library, 01803 862210, totnes.library @devon.gov.uk, www.devon.gov.uk/librariesTickets: 5 adults, 1 children

    A family show for 6-11 year olds and their parents. See The Invisible Mans invisible dog! Fly off with your mums earwigs! Brian brings his infamous collection of hilarious poems to life in this hour long extravaganza of comic verse and worse. A comic version of the Beano Times

    Wild Food Forage and Feast OutdoorSaturday, September 4th10am-4pmDartington Hall Estate (details upon booking)WildWise Events Ltd, Foxhole, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6EB, 01803 868269, [email protected], www.wildwise.co.uk40 adults, 5 child

    We will explore some local, seasonal plants and their various uses. We will identify and gather some edible, tasty varieties and look at ways to prepare and cook them. The day will leave you with enough knowledge to harvest a variety of plants in your own days out in nature.

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    DART a community music projectSaturday, September 4thConcert1.30pm-3pmVire Island, TotnesFREE LUNCHTIME CONCERT

    A poem by Alice Oswald transformed into Songs by local composers and performed by choirs Global Harmony, Viva and guests.


    Nightpaddle on the River DartSaturday, September 4thOutdoor, 6pm-10.30pmRiver Dart at Totnes (details upon booking)WildWise Events Ltd, Foxhole, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6EB, 01803 868269, [email protected], www.wildwise.co.uk30 adults, 12 12yrs and under Open canoes, by moonlight on the beautiful river Dart! Soak in the atmosphere of stars, firelight & stories. Includes campfire supper, nocturnal wildlife and storyteller Spindle Wayfarer.

    The Great Outdoors!Wild Food Forage and Feast page 8

    Nightpaddle on the River Dart page 9

    Dartington Presents: Open House & Gardens

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    Firecraftpage 24

    Autumn Berry Gathering page 24

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    Daughters of ElvinSaturday, September 4thMedieval Music and Dance7.30pm-9.30pmSt Marys Church, High Street, TotnesContact: [email protected] www.totnesearlymusic.org.uk Tickets: 12, students and young people 5

    Daughters of Elvin conjure a Medieval age of enchantment through their virtuoso playing, masked dance and giant puppets, performing pilgrim songs from Spain, ballads from France and lively

    dance music from the Italian courts. An array of period instruments, including hurdy gurdy, bagpipes, dulcimer, pipe and percussion support soprano Alison Burnett and dance by Ricardo Barros.

    Contactwww.totnesearlymusic.org.uk or call Jill Tomalin on 01803 849414 or Jasper Solomon on 01803 868883.

    MembershipTotnes Early Music Society membership offers great savings to TEMS concerts throughout the year

    ConcertsDaughters of Elvin, The Dufay Collective, Ibi Aziz and Jennifer Barron, Angela East, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

    Totnes Early Music Society

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    Saturday, September 4th, 7.30pm St Marys ChurchDaughters of ElvinFull price tickets (for non members): 12

    Saturday, October 23rd, 7.30pm, St Marys ChurchContinuumBaroque music for flute, cello and harpsichord. Tickets: 10

    Saturday, December 18th, 7.30pm, Dartington Great HallThe Dufay CollectiveSeasonal Tudor and 17th Century English street music from this renowned ensemble, presented in association with the Arts at Dartington. Tickets available through Dartington: 12

    Friday, February 4th, 7.30pm, United Free ChurchIbi Aziz and Jennifer BarronEarly English and French music for two bass viols. Tickets: 10

    Friday, March 18th, 7.30pm, St Marys ChurchAngela EastThe cellist with Red Priest plays music by J S Bach. Tickets: 10

    Sunday, May 29th, 3pm Dartington Great HallOrchestra of the Age of EnlightenmentAn afternoon concert of Handel, with soprano Elin Manahan-Thomas, presented with the Arts at Dartington. Tickets available through Dartington: 18

    Images, from the top the Dufay Collective, Ibi Aziz, and Angela East.

    Membership DetailsIndividuals: 35; Couples: 65Membership covers entry to the first five concerts.Additionally, members can buy a ticket for the final OAE concert for just 13 when paying for membership (restricted to one ticket per member).

    For more information, see www.totnesearlymusic.org.uk or call Jill Tomalin on 01803 849414 or Jasper Solomon on 01803 868883.

    Totnes Early Music Society Programme 2010/11

    Membership of TEMS offers great savings. Tickets for non members will be on sale on the door (concessions available for young people and students).

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    presents: Cider Press Centre Family Fun DaysSaturday 4th and Sunday 5th SeptemberFree Events

    Come along to the Dartington Cider Press Centre for some great family fun. Over the weekend we will be hosting a variety of events to keep you and your little ones entertained.

    Saturday 4th SeptemberChildrens Face PaintingWhy not be a fairy or a tiger for the day? Between 2pm and 4pm pop along to the toy shop where our local childrens face painter will be ready to transform your little ones.

    Childrens CompetitionEnter our summer drawing competition for the chance to win toy shop gift vouchers. Draw a picture of what you got up to on your summer holiday and drop it into the toy shop by Sunday 5.30pm. Leave your name and contact details and we will pick the winner on Monday the 6th September.

    Elfic the JugglerCome and meet Elfic our ever popular and highly talented street juggler. Suitable for all the family his act combines elements of circus and street entertainment and will leave the audience amazed.

    Sunday 5th SeptemberBrunel Ladies Harmony ChorusWe are delighted to welcome the Brunel ladies to the Cider Press Centre for the first time. Come along and listen to some great music whilst you shop; the choir will be performing throughout the afternoon.

    For more information about the events at the Cider Press see www.dartingtonciderpress.co.uk or call 01803 847500

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    A Celebration of Traditional DanceSunday, September 5thperformance, dance, music11am - 1pmCivic Square, [email protected]rg.phone 01548 550004 or [email protected] uk

    On Sunday 5th September, Dartington Morris Men will once again host a Morris dance event at the Civic Square, Totnes, featuring at least six local Morris sides.

    The invited teams are members of the three national Morrisorganisations, and are based in South Devon and EastCornwall. Morris Teams that have been invited include:

    Exeter Morris Harberton Navy Dartmoor Border Morris Plymouth Morris Men Newton Bushel Wreckers

    The Sides will gather on the Plains at 10.30am, with dancing startingat 11am. Half of the sides will dance on the Plains and half at theCivic Square, swapping places at around noon and dancing until 1pm.Impromptu music and dancing will continue from 2-4pm at the DartmouthInn.

    For further information and the latest news about timing andparticipants, please visit the Dartington Morris website at www.dartingtonmorrismen.org.uk or contact the Bagman, Iain Davison byemail at [email protected],or the Squire Ken Hudson by phone on 01548 550004 or by email [email protected]

  • Totnes Festival: 5/6th September


    Local sculptor in the Japanese forestsMonday, September 6th 7.30pm-9.30pmBirdwood House, High Street

    Sunday, September 5th, 1.30pm & 3pm, Dartington HallFREE donations welcome

    Come and learn more about Dartingtons buildings and gardens with these guided tours of the historic Elmhirst Centre home of the Elmhirst family at Dartington and world class gardens. The afternoon starts at 1.30pm with an hours guided tour of the Elmhirsts former home, providing an insiders view into the building and contents within it, how the Elmhirsts lived and how its used now. Then take a short break in the Roundhouse Caf before joining our senior gardener between 3pm and 4.30pm for a journey around the Dartington Hall gardens, gaining insight into the past, present and future of one of the UKs premier garden landscapes. Participants are welcome to join either or both tours - reserve in advance on 01803 847026.

    presents: Open House & Gardens

    TTTAG, Transition Town Totnes Arts Group, presents an illustrated evening talk by Doug King-Smith about his three months sculpture residency this year in rural Japan. Small donation welcome.

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    Tuesday, September 7th, 8pm, Barn Cinema, Dartington01803 847070Tickets: 2.50www.dartington.org/shoot

    presents: SHOOT Totnes Short Film Festival

    If films your thing

    Theres another chance to catch the SHOOT films of the Totnes Short Film Festival at the Barrelhouse on Wednesday, September 8th. See page 7 for details

    Watch the documentary which follows the Landmatters Co-operative as it tried to create a low-impact permaculture holding in South Devon. See page 20

    Totnes very own short film festival supports local film-makers and locally made films by providing a showcase of the best work to come out of Devon and Cornwall. The annual SHOOT programme features films drawn from a wide range of genres the only common factor is that each film is under 15 minutes in length. Come and be amazed, inspired, entertained and supportive youll get to see some great films and will be able to vote for your favourite as the Film dFestival! The winning short will be screened alongside a full feature film in Dartingtons November Barn Cinema programme.

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    Totnes Festival: 7-9th September

    Bed and Breakfast at Sharpham House, a Palladian

    mansion in a Capability Brown landscape overlooking

    the River Dart. (discounted rates for Friends

    of Sharpham)

    Poetry Evening, Contemporary Jazz and Garden Tour scheduled. Visit the Vineyard for tours, tastings and delicious lunches.

    Tuesday Sept. 7th 7.30 9.30pm Poetry Evening at Sharpham House with Alice Oswald and guest Lizzy Woodger. Join us for a special evening of Spoken Songs and Sung Poems. You are warmly invited to respond with a favourite poem or song poetry can be interpreted as broadly as you wish. 7 (Friends of Sharpham 5)

    Thursday 9th Sept 7.30 9.30pm Totnes Music Now Improvised JazzThe Jazzlab (Mick Green, saxophone, David George, Tim Sayer, bass player, Sam Richards pianist and composer) play an exciting blend of jazz, improvisational and intuitive music.

    Featuring jazz standards, original compositions and unplanned improvisations, this is a performance by some of the Westcountrys most respected and experienced contemporary musicians. It is co-promoted by Sharpham and Totnes Music Now. Tickets 8 in advance, 10 on the door (Friends of Sharpham 5).

    The Sharpham Trust

    Sharpham House, Ashprington, Totnes TQ9 7UT www.sharphamtrust.org tel: 01803 732542

    Charity no. 285767

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    Totnes Festival: 7-9th September

    Wave of summerThursday, September 9th8pm - 9pmTotnes Methodist Church, Fore StreetTickets 5 concession 4 A unique dance and music event to celebrate Summer. Intuitive dancer Frida Hillfon meets multi-instrumentalist Christoffer de Graal (exquisite spontaneous music with voice, viola and varied collection of instruments); Alive in the moment, in the space, with who is there, from the silence, with the atmosphere we will all create, the journey unfolds

    and then she said A cabaret of spoken wordTuesday, September 7th7.30pm-9.30pmMethodist Church Hall, Fore Street TotnesTickets: 7/ 5

    Lucy Lepchani - Sara Hurley - Rachel Miller

    Bold, humorous poetry vivacious storytelling evocative, live sound textures

    experience biting winds, lolloping miracles, and melodies that sound good in the shower...

    Tour guides into the heart of imagination Matt Harvey, Radio 4

    This show is recommended by Apples & Snakes.

    Minimal(ist)Wednesday, September 8thContemporary Classical Music7pm-10pmSt Marys Church, High Street, Totnes For more information contact Totnes Music Now on 0781 4973074 [email protected] www.totnesmusicnow.orgTickets 7, 5

    An extraordinary concert in two halves, featuring two classic works from the 20th century. In Part 1, renowned pianist and composer Frank Denyer plays Morton Feldmans music for piano Triadic Memories (1981).In Part 2, an ensemble of musicians directed by Richard Gonski, perform Terry Rileys In C, the masterpiece that kickstarted the minimalist movement.For those who may wish to lie down while listening to this recital, bring your own mats/cushions

    The Worlds a Stage!Rain or Shine Theatre Company production of The Importance of Being Earnest page 6

    and then she said A cabaret of spoken word page 18

    Spelts Chap-bookpage 23

    Tin Harlequin, at the Totnes Festival Open Day

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    Landmatters - Documentary ScreeningThursday, September 9th, 5pmThe Barn Cinema, Dartington01803 847070No certificate, 60 minuteswww.dartington.org/cinema

    A special screening of the documentary following the Landmatters Co-operative as it sought planning permission to create a low-impact permaculture holding in South Devon that integrates agriculture, forestry, education, rural enterprises and residential use.The screening will be followed by a panel discussion relating to themes raised in the film, chaired by Dr Jon Rae from SchumacherCollege.

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    Laura House 10th Anniversary CelebrationsThursday, September 9th10am - 3pm Totnes Civic Hall and Civic Square

    Laura House, a registered residential care home, opened in Totnes in September 2000 to provide a person-centred service for people with learning disabilities and complex needs. ROC Creative present you withan absurdist piece of street theatre adapted from a mummers play entitled The Court of the King, samba drumming and dance performances in the Civic Square, while exhibitions of art and photography are on display in the Civic Hall. People from Laura House will perform wheelchair dancing and present you with Alicein Wonderland. Come along, be amazed, be surprised

    Performances from The ROC samba band, dance group and drama group.See the Art exhibitions and videos in the Civic Hall between 10am 3pm.

    The performance schedule: 11am Wheelchair dancing in the Civic Hall 11.30am Samba ROC and dance in the Civic

    Square 12.15pm Alice in Wonderland

    play in the Civic Hall 1.30pm The Court of the

    King Roc Creative drama in the Civic Square

    2pm Wheelchair dancing in the Civic Hall

    2.30pm Samba ROC and dance

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    presents: South West Music School Graduate ShowcaseFriday, September 10th7.30pmAriel Centre Tickets 5, 3, 101803 847070 This event is an opportunity for graduates from South West Music School to perform to you before they disappear off into the sunset of Higher Education and the world of Professional Music! The concert will feature a collection of solos ranging from avant-garde saxophone pieces to well-known violin concertos and everything in between as well as some live performances taken from Kaleidoscope, the newly released SWMS album.This will be an exciting and unique programme of the up and coming musicians of tomorrow, playing for you today!

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    Spelts Chap-bookearthdrum theatre

    An invitation to sit together at the edge of the world with eyes open, hearts open...

    One day on the streets Spelts life opens into a series of vision-journeys that help him make meaning and find hope in a brokenworld. This is a theatre piece that explores the margins of mind,heart and landscape....


    10th and 11th September

    Venue - Methodist Church Hall, Fore Street, TotnesPerformances at 7.30pm - ends at approx 8..30pmTickets - 5.00 / 3.00 con. On the door or by reservation on 01803 862 220

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    The After Dinner Joke by Caryl ChurchillSeptember 10th, 11th, 12thComedy Theatre10th and 11th Sept 7.30pm-9pm12th Sept 5.30pm-7pmBogan House, TotnesJo Larsen, 01803 865 465 [email protected] The After Dinner Joke by Caryl Churchill. ComedyTheatre. First produced for television as part of the BBCs Play for Today series. Fast paced and hard-hitting, the politics of Charity and Third World Bananas are explored through the story of a young woman called Selby who wants to do good.

    Glorious Chorus charity concertSaturday, September 11th7.30pm-10pmSt Johns Church, Bridgetown, TotnesFor more details: www.gloriouschorus.co.ukTickets 8 full / 5 conc (OAP, under 16s, students, income support)

    Glorious Chorus, fresh from performances at Glastonbury, Home and Port Eliot festivals, present a charity evening of uplifting song. This acclaimed choir, directed by award-winning composer, Helen Yeomans, has established a reputation for passionate and polished performances. Additional acoustic intro sets by their gifted soloists, Louise Parker and Holly MacInnes-Hurd. Expect to be dazzled!

    Autumn Berry GatheringSaturday, September 11th10am-4pm Follaton Arboretum morning, Follaton Village Hall afternoonContact Liz Turner on 01803 732545 [email protected] donations

    Join us to harvest autumn berries to make into interesting jams, syrups, desserts and other recipes. The event continues our series of making products and recipes from woodland plants to contribute towards future food sources. Expect to pick lots and get involved in harvesting processing, packaging and eating!

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    FirecraftSaturday, September 11thOutdoor10am-4pmDartington Hall Estate (details upon booking)WildWise Events, Foxhole, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6EB, 01803 868269, [email protected], www.wildwise.co.ukTickets 40 adults, 5 children

    A celebration of fire! This fascinating workshop explores the many different applications of fire, and the skills taught and demonstrated include various and creative methods to generate fire, including fire-by-friction. The subject will be taught by practical demonstrations and experiential activity. Fire-making has such wide-ranging appeal that all ages and abilities can be catered for.

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    presents: High Cross House Heritage Open DaySaturday, September 11th, 10.30am-12.30pm & 2pm-4.30pm, High Cross House, DartingtonFREE

    A wonderful chance to visit this modernist architectural gem. Inside and out, the house is a showcase of modernist ideals and

    design, as well as the current home of the Dartington Hall Trust art collection and the Sense of Place exhibition. Dont miss this opportunity to experience this wonderful building. For more details visit www.dartington.org/high-cross-house or call 01803 847200.

    image courtesy of Chris Bowden

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    Family Bushcraft DaySunday, September 12thOutdoor,10am-4pmDartington Hall Estate (details upon booking)WildWise Events Ltd, Foxhole, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6EB, 01803 868269, [email protected], www.wildwise.co.ukTickets: 45 1 adult and kids, 65 2 adults and kids An invigorating day for all ages to try for yourselves the outdoor skills that will make future days in nature much more fun! Fire-making, shelter-building, wild food etc

    Bridgetown Community FairSaturday, September 11noon-2pmSt Johns Primary School, Pathfields, Bridgetown

    We are inviting local community groups to have a stall at our fair. All proceeds will go to their cause.

    In addition there will be an inflatable obstacle course, bouncy castle for toddlers, a gladiator joust, sumo and superhero bouts and a bungee run.

    A sausage sizzle and Mad Hatters Tea Party will also be available. And Whizz Bang will be balloon modelling.

    Buskers are welcome to contact Lisa Townsend on 01803 862351 if they are interested in performing on the day.


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    Totnes & Dartington Memory WalkSunday, September 12th

    Memory Walk is Alzheimers Societys biggest annual fundraiser and a great opportunity to have a fun day out with friends and family.

    This year The Dartington Hall Trust has teamed up with the Alzheimers Society to host a Memory Walk around the Dartington Hall estate. Join thousands of people by taking part in your local Memory Walk this September and you can help by raising money to support people with dementia and their carers in your area.

    Full details of the walk and advice on ways to raise sponsorship can be found at www.memorywalk.org.

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  • Totnes Festival: 12th September

    Totnes Festival Open DaySunday, September 12thTotnes Civic Square11am-2pmFreeTotnes Festivals first free Open Day, to be held in the Civic Square, is to feature the amazing Tin Harlequin, a childrens puppet performance group from Salisbury. This multi-talented group is guaranteed to keep all the family happy with its incredible puppetry. They will perform a selection of original tales including crime fighting and space adventures and present a cast of original characters in an interactive multi-senses experience.Also on the bill is electroacoustic indie/rock band Temporary Mind, who are based in Teignmouth. Fresh from their recent, and very well received, gig at the Teignmouth Music Festival, the boys will certainly help to make the Open Day a great event.Temporary Mind has come a long way since their humble beginnings. Paul and Sam started as a duo just jamming, to playing open mic nights in their local pub, and as their reputation grew they now play major venues around the West Country

    It matters not where, who, how or when.We are here and now, Tin Harlequin. A four piece childrens puppet show performance group based in Salisbury entertaining ages 4 to 8. Tin Harlequin are now performingtheir first production Different Worldsan interactive multi senses experience.The show comprises a quartet of original tales.

    They regularly raise money for local charities including The Snooky Trust Charity and The Helen Foundation.

    The entertainment will run from 11am to 2pm and will include other local bands.

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  • Totnes Festival: at-a-glance guide

    3 Sept Second Story Art Show: The Bay Horse, p4 Siga La Salsa: Royal Seven Stars Hotel, p5 Curiouser Gathering: Shadrack Cottages, p5

    4 Sept Opening Night Concert by the Pressenda Ensemble:St Marys Church, p6

    Ana Silvera: Barrelhouse, Totnes, p6 Rain or Shine Theatre Company production of The Importance

    of Being Earnest: Totnes Castle, p6 The Rambunctious Social Club - Saints and Swingers: The

    Barrelhouse, p7 Geoff Lakemans Unstrung Heroes (folk): The Bay Horse, p4 Gargling with Jelly: The Royal Seven Stars Hotel, p8 Wild Food Forage and Feast: Dartington Hall Estate, p8 Nightpaddle on the River Dart: River Dart at Totnes, p9 DART a community music project: Vire Island, p9 Daughters of Elvin: St Marys Church, p10

    Sept 4&5 Cider Press Centre Family Fun Days, p12

    Sept 5 Tai Chi and Qigong Paths to Well Being: St Johns Church Hall, p13

    Tai Chi Chuan Paths to Understanding: St Johns Church Hall, p13

    Top UK trumpet player Steve Waterman, The Bay Horse, p15 A Celebration of Traditional Dance: Civic Square, Totnes, p14 Dartington Presents: Open House & Gardens: Dartington Hall


    Sept 6 Free Tai Chi Taster Class, St Johns Church Hall, p13 Folk and Folklore night, The Bay Horse, p4

    Sept 7 SHOOT Totnes Short Film Festival: Barn Cinema, Dartington, p17

    Poetry Evening at Sharpham House with Alice Oswald and Lizzy Woodger p18

    and then she said A cabaret of spoken word: Methodist Church Hall, p19

    James Harris/ Neil Burns Trio, The Bay Horse, p4


  • Totnes Festival: at-a-glance guide

    Sept 8 Minimal(ist): St Marys Church, p19 Totnes Short Film Festival, Barrelhouse, p7 Latin Singer Annika Stooghy, The Bay Horse, p4

    Sept 9 Totnes Music Now Improvised Jazz: Sharpham House p18 Wave of Summer: Totnes Methodist Church, p 19 ROC Creative Laura House 10th Anniversary Celebrations:

    Totnes Civic Hall and Civic Square p21 Singer/songwriter Nicky Swann: The Bay Horse, p4 Land Matters - Documentary Screening: The Barn Cinema, p20 The Neil Maya Quartet, The Barrelhouse, p7

    Sept 10 Beer Festival Launch, The Bay Horse, p4 Dartington Presents: South West Music School Graduates

    Showcase: Ariel Centre, p22 Blue Jewel in Conceert: The Royal Seven Stars, p23

    Sept 10&11 Earthdrum Theatre: Spelts Chap-book, Methodist Church Hall, p24

    Sept 10, 11&12 The After Dinner Joke by Caryl Churchill: Bogan House, p25

    Sept 11 Firecraft: Dartington Hall Estate, p 25 Glorious Chorus charity concert: St Johns Church, p25 Autumn Berry Gathering: Follaton, p25 Morris @ Beer Festival, the Bay Horse, p4 Dartington presents: High Cross House Heritage Open Day

    Dartington, p26 Bridgetown Community Fair, St St Johns Primary School, p27

    Sept 12 Torbay Symphony Orchestra: Totnes Civic Hall, p28 Totnes and Dartington Memory Walk, p27 Family Bushcraft Day: Dartington Hall Estate, p27 Totnes Festival Open Day: Totnes Civic Square, p29 Jazz @ Beer Festival, The Bay Horse, p4 Mike Isaacs Funk Consortium: The Bay Horse, p4 Mae & The Midnight Fairground: The Barrelhouse, p7

    Sept 13 Festival Fund-raiser quiz, The Bay Horse, p4


  • The Totnes Festival is sure to put a smile on your face.Catch the The Neil Maya Quartet at the Barrelhouse on September 9. See page 7 for details