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Totnes Festival Programme 2009

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All the events from this year's Totnes Festival. A celebration of all aspects of life in and around Totnes.
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    Tourist information centre

    For more information about the heritage of Totnes, places to stay and attractions in the area, visit the Tourist Information Centre.

    Find out more about those taking part in the festival

    To find out more about all the events, artists and venues for this years festival check out the website at

    Events 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

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

    Here we are again with the fourth Totnes Festival and I would like to thank and introduce our new supporter: Dartington, who have enabled the festival to go ahead this year. Also huge thanks to the Devon Community Foundation for their assistance, too.

    The Totnes Festival exists to showcase the many talents, interests and passions of local people. It is very easy to take all the things that go on in our town for granted in the hubbub of our everyday lives but, through the festival, we want people to take a step back and see the richness, depth and breadth of amazing activities that local people are involved in. Even a quick glance through the programme reveals a diversity of events that is rare, if not unique for a town of Totnes size. I believe we should all celebrate our unique culture during the festival and you are all invited to the party!

    A message from Vaughan Lindsay, CEO of Dartington Hall Trust

    Dartington is delighted to be supporting this years Totnes Festival. As a charity with a long-standing commitment to the arts, social justice and sustainability, we are looking forward to working with the Festival organisers and the Totnes community in presenting such a varied programme of events.

    We are happy to be able to support the Festival with a variety of events that reflect our charitable work. Colombian singer Tot la Momposina (cover photo) will be making a rare UK appearance in the Great Hall on the 10th Sept. We are also looking forward to seeing you at our interactive consultation day at the Mansion House on the 4th Sept to hear your views on care for older people and our proposal to create an Abundant Life retirement community on the estate. Were also delighted to be able to support emerging local film-makers at the Barn Cinema and The Barrel House as part of Shoot - The Totnes Short Film Festival.

    Everyone at Dartington is looking forward to playing their part in this vibrant community event. We wish the Festival, its organisers and everyone taking part every success in 2009.

    For more information on Dartington, the charity and its work please visit


    Helping local people

  • Totnes Festival: 4 September 3

    The Abundant Life ProjectFriday 4th September 200910am -7pm The Mansion, Fore Street, TotnesAll sessions are free.

    The Abundant Life Project- Join the Big Consultation!Have you planned for later life? Are you interested in joining a community which provides opportunities for stimulation, creativity and personal development alongside support for life?

    The Dartington Hall Trust invites you to join the discussion about our latest project, Abundant Life.

    We are planning to create approximately 100 apartments, of varying tenure options (owned, shared ownership and rented) on the Dartington estate. In this vibrant community, residents will be able to draw upon support services in a way that enhances rather than compromises independence. A gym, allotments, workshops and a library are all planned and will be accessible to local people as well as residents.

    To learn more, join us at one of eight fully interactive consultation sessions on Friday 4th September 2009 at the Mansion House, Fore Street, Totnes.

    At each session, Celia Atherton, Director of Social Justice at Dartington, will give you more information on the project and hear what you, your friends and the wider community think. Sessions will take place every hour, on the hour between 10.00am and 6.00pm (not 1.00pm) and will use the latest Who wants to be a millionaire? technology. This is your chance to learn more and have your say.

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  • Siga la SalsaFriday 4th September 2009Latin Dance Music8pm -11pm Royal Seven Stars Hotel, Fore Street, TotnesContact Jane: 01803 862587 or John: 01803 prices: 8

    Salsa dance party with live music from well-known local seven piece dance band siga la salsa. From classic salsa to lyrical boleros to frenetic merengue rhythms there is something for everyone in a night of irresistible rhythms and beautiful melodies played with warmth and passion.Tickets on the door or by contacting band or from the Harlequin Bookshop.

    Totnes Festival at The Bay Horse

    4th-13th SeptemberArt, Music, Food, Beer FestivalThe Bay Horse Inn8 Cistern Street, Totnes TQ9 5SPRob and Kathy: 01803 862 Free event

    Art exhibition by Second Storey. Launch, Friday 4th September, 6pm.Works by various artists from the Second Storey Collective will be on show in the pub for the duration of the festival.

    Totnes Festival: 4th-13th September


    Dynamic at Dartingtonbringing adventure to life

    Dynamic at Dartington will be running a series of adventure activities across the beautiful Dartington Estate, throughout the Totnes festival period.

    Activities will include abseiling and canoeing plus competitions with the chance to win some great prizes.

    For more information and dates of activities please contact us or look out for further details on the festival website throughout the summer. Email or call 01803 847028

  • Totnes Festival: 5th September

    Rambunctious Rhythm Saturday, 5th SeptemberDJ night: Rhythm & Blues, Swing, Soul, Ska, Salsa, Cumbia, Afrobeat, Highlife, Rhumba, Brazilian, Gypsybeat.8pm-12pm The Barrelhouse, 59A High Street, Totnes, TQ9 5PB, 2 on the door

    Salacious swing, jumpin gypsy beats, juicy jazz, lascivious latin, tropicadelica, breezy bossa, and afrobeat. DJ Griff (Rambunctious Social Club / Jelly Jazz): vinyl fetishist and deck hogger extraordinaire. Lee Hodges (Micasamovi/Rambunctious): conjuror of strange permutations of the moving image.

    Family Bushcraft DaySaturday, 5th September Outdoor, Family10am- 4pmDartington, Totnes (venue confirmed upon booking)WildWise Events, Foxhole, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6EB, 01803 868269,, for 2-3 people, 55 for 4-5 people

    This is an invigorating day for all ages to try out the outdoor skills that will make future days in nature much more fun! It will be an enjoyable and gentle introduction to the world of Bushcraft, looking at some of the basic skills necessary to feel at home in the great outdoors.

    StorywatersSaturday 5th Septemberstorytellingdoors open 4.45 pm performance begins 5pmends 6.45pmThe Methodist Church, Fore Street, Totnes01803864107 highfields@madasafish.com5 children and concessions 4

    Storyteller Michael Quinn accompanied by Asha on cello and Mike Toye on didgeridoo will take you on a journey around the world and through time in a dramatic re-enactment of ancient tales from the worlds indigenous peoples. Michael has worked for many years as linguist and anthropologist with an Aboriginal people of northern Queensland in an effort to save their endangered language and ancient storylore.

    Stories to ShareSaturday 5th September, 11am - 4pmBirdwood House44 High StreetTotnes, TQ9 5NPFree.All enquiries 0785 418 3390

    Soundart Radio would like to harvest your stories. Bring along a special object and tell us why it means something to you, or just come along with a story. Your story will be included in a special transmission on Soundart Radio 102.5fm in the Totnes area and online at Drop by for tea and biscuits, and find out how to become a programme maker for your local community radio station. 5

  • Totnes Festival: 5th September

    Totnes Early Music Society PresentsThe Oxford Waits: Loves Holiday Saturday, 5th September 2009Music concert (Early/folk music)7.30pm-c. 9.30pmSt Marys Church, High Street, Totnes Jill Tomalin 01803 849414,, for non members of TEMS 10, students and juniors 5.

    The Oxford Waits take us on a lively romp through the seasonal festivals of the 17th Century year with street ballads, dance tunes, airs and rounds played on

    period instruments, including lute, baroque violin, bagpipes, flute, pipe and tabor and percussion, as well as readings from diarists and poets.


  • Totnes Festival: 6th September

    Firecraft WorkshopSunday, September 6thOutdoor, Family10am-4pmDartington, Totnes (venue confirmed upon booking). WildWise Events Ltd, Foxhole, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6EB, 01803 868269,, adults, kids free! This workshop explores the many applications of fire, and the skills taught and demonstrated include methods to generate fire, including fire-by-friction. It 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.

    Sound- Space- SilenceSunday September 6thMusic7.30pm-9.30pmSt.Marys Church, Totnes High Street, Totnes 01803 8673715

    With Rachel Miller and Sam Richards.An exciting and innovative concert, presenting a kaleidoscope of sounds for flute quartet, electronics, trumpet and piano. New, improvised and semi improvised music, includes works by John Cage, Cornelius Cardew, Christian Wolff and Sam Richards. Musicians: Sam Richards, Tim Sayer, Nick Grew and the Experimental Flute Ensemble led by Rachel Miller 7

    The Big Hand Clubs Bumper Birthday EditionSunday 6th SeptemberLive music, poetry & cabaret8pm- 11pmThe Barrel House, 59A High Street, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 / 3 / 2 students on the door

    This months Big Hand Club will proudly showcase 10 of the top acts that have performed during the past six years. The Big Hand Club is a popular and eclectic open mic event where anything goes, be it music, poetry or cabaret.

  • Totnes Festival: 6th September

    Celebration of Morris Dance

    Following their successful Morris Ring meeting in 2008, Dartington Morris Men will be hosting another Morris dance event in Totnes, on Sunday 6th September.

    On a smaller scale than the 2008 meeting, the Celebration of Dance will feature invited friends and guests from local member sides of the three national Morris organisations the Morris Ring, Open Morris and Morris Federation. The teams will perform a wide variety of mainly traditional dances for your enjoyment and entertainment, with introductions by their local hosts.

    The dance displays will take place in the Civic Square on Sunday 6th, starting at around 11am and finishing at about 1pm. In the event of wet weather, the displays will take place in the Civic Hall.

    Morris Teams that have been invited include:

    HarbertonNavy DartmoorBorder PlymouthMorrisMen NewtonBushel Wreckers DartingtonMM

    For further information and the latest news about timing and participants, please visit the Dartington Morris website at or contact the Bagman, Iain Davison by email at, or the Squire Ken Hudson by phone on 01548 550004 or by email on


  • Totnes Festival: 7th-8th September

    The Roots UnionTuesday, 8th SeptemberAcoustic/folk/rootsDoors 8.30pm show starts at 9pmThe Barrel House, 59A High Street, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5PB5 on the door Phillip Henry is emerging as one of the finest lap slide players in the country. The Roots Union weave traditional and contemporary elements for a rousing set of original songs and compelling stories. Love songs and songs of conscience give way to old fashioned sing-alongs with feel-good dancing. Folk, roots and Americana is transformed into an acoustic rave. Visit and

    Totnes Festival Ghost WalkTuesday, 8th September Guided walk8pm-9.30pm approxStarts outside Totnes Information CentreBob 01803 847930 or Mark 01803 8126314, Conc 2, U12 Free

    Join Bob and Mark for a special festival ghost walk all the usual stories plus a few surprise extras.

    Listen to the Voice-Voice GroupWednesday 9th September Singing Workshop7.30pm-9.15pm Bogan House, High Street, Totnes

    Gavin Frank, 01803 866138

    This group introduces you to the power, wisdom, resonance of your voice in as many ways as possible.

    Chanting for Peace - Chanting Group Tuesday, 8th September Singing event 7.30pm - 9pm Bogan House, High Street, Totnes

    Gavin Frank, 01803 866138 6

    Come and explore your voice using the power of chants and mantras from different traditions. No vocal experience needed. Bring something to sit on.

    Singing, chanting and spooking8th-9th September 9

    King Arthur, The Waste Land and The New AgeMonday, 7th SeptemberBook Talk

    6pm - 7pm and 7.30pm - 8.30pmTotnes Library, 27a High Street, Totnes, TQ9 5NP. Tel:01803 862210.Tickets available from Totnes Library 5 / 3.

    A talk by Gordon Strong, author of a new study of Arthurian Legends. His book offers exciting insights into the nature of the Holy Grail and the relevance of Arthurian myth in the technological age. Gordon is an international speaker, musician, academic and poet.

  • Totnes Festival: 8th-10th September

    Dartington presents SHOOT - Totnes Short Film FestivalShort filmsThe Barn Cinema, Dartington and the Barrel House

    Tuesday 8th September, Barn Cinema, Dartington Hall, TQ9 6DEtickets: 2.50 all tickets, available on 01803 847070 or on the door.

    Thursday 10th SeptemberDoors open 7.30pm - show starts at about 8pmThe Barrel House, 59A High Street, Totnes, Devon, TQ9, jo.barrelhouse@googlemail.com2.50 on the door

    Totnes very own film festival highlights the best short films from a new generation of up-and-coming local film-makers, made in or inspired by Devon and Cornwall. Now in its fourth year, the festival screens a selection of the best films coming out of the region at two local venues, the Barn Cinema at Dartington and the Barrel House Caf in Totnes.

    Email: Website:

    Alliance Franaise - Devon01803 86 42 42

    Learn FrenchLearn French with the French!

    French language coursesExeter & Dartington


    SnakewingTuesday, 8th SeptemberDance performance8pm- 9pmTotnes Methodist Church, Fore StreetFrida Hillfon, 11 Parkers Way, Totnes TQ9 5UF. 01803-840936, frida@angelhearttheatre.comwww.angelhearttheatre.com6.50 (4.50 conc)

    A unique dance event with live music by Mike Edwards on cello and piano. Two solo performances by two intuitive dancers, Frida Hillfon and Clio Wondrausch. Each piece expresses the ever-unfolding movement of the dancers prayers. This will be followed by an improvised meeting between the dancers.

  • Totnes Festival: 9th September

    Jaspreet Kaur + Mae and The Midnight FairgroundWednesday 9th SeptemberFolk / JazzOpen from 8pm, show starts at 9pmThe Barrel House, 59A High Street, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5PB4 on the door Roll up! Roll up! Mae Karthauser and her carnivalesque band of piano, trumpet, electric organ, flute, double bass, bells, drums (and a choir of two!) bring us oom-pah, waltz and lively melodic treats.Plus a laid back solo set from distinctive blues/pop vocalist Jaspreet Kaur. This evening of unique musical talent showcases the very best of emerging talent from Dartington College of Art.Visit

    Scritch ScratchWednesday 9th September, 6pm to 8pmA live improvisation broadcast. Studio 3Lower CloseDartington College of Arts, TQ9 6EJ6pm to 8pmAll enquiries 0785 418 3390

    A live improvisation broadcast. Free improvisation, for beginners to experts, with special guests. Come along to sing, dance, play: we provide a box of percussion and sound making goodies. Or bring your own instruments, or be an audience member. Broadcast on Soundart Radio 102.5 fm in the Totnes area and online at Accompanied children welcome.This is a free event for Soundart Radio members or you can join on the door (10 or 5 concession for 12 months membership)

    Transition Town Totnes, Transition Network & Dartington present In Transition: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience

    Wednesday 9th September, 8pmThe Barn Cinema, Dartington Hall , TD9 6DE

    On 9th September the growing global Transition Town Network will premiere In Transition in venues around the world. Come and see how what began as a small community-focused Totnes initiative to relocalise and power-down in the face of peak oil and climate change has now grown to be a movement spreading across the country and the world. The film is made up of stories filmed by the communities themselves, a diverse collection of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. It all began right here

    Tickets: price tbc, from 01803 847070 or online at 11

  • Totnes Festival: 10th September

    Thursday 10th SeptemberRock7.30pm - 10pmThe Ariel Centre, Ashburton Road, Totnes Lewis Riley, 01803 866242, concessions

    Formed in 2008 by keyboard player Lewis Riley, this nine-piece band helps to keep the music of Frank Zappa (1940-93) and his band The Mothers of Invention, alive and leans towards the instrumental and jazz element of Zappas extensive oeuvre. There will also be a bar.

    Mirror Mirror Playback Theatre10th SeptemberPerformance8pm - 9.45pmBogan House, 43 High St, Totnes, TQ9 5NP01803 863332 or 01364 Prices: by donation

    Playback Theatre is an improvisational performance like no other. Through a collaboration between audience, actors and musician real life experiences are transformed on the spot.

    Heritage Open Days Plaster Ceiling WalksThursday 10th to Sunday 13th SeptemberHeritage WalkDuration approx 2 hours. Various start timesMeet outside St Marys Church, TotnesTotnes Tourist Information Centre for further details and to book 01803 863168

    This walk takes in some of the 16th and 17th Century plaster ceilings around the town. A chance to view these interiors which are not normally open to the public.

    Totnes Literary WalkThursday 10th SeptemberGuided walk8pm-9.30pmStarts outside Totnes Information CentreBob Mann 01803 847930. Ticket prices: 5, Conc 2.50

    Totnes is a town rich in associations with books and writers. Join local author and publisher Bob Mann for a literary stroll around the town, and hear some of the many words inspired by it.


    The Mother People playing the music of Frank Zappa

    More events for 10th September

  • Totnes Festival: 10th September

    Thursday, 10th September 8pmGreat Hall, Dartington Hall Full 16, concs 15, students/young people 10Box office: 01803 847070Online booking & info

    This autumn sees the arrival of Colombian singer Sonia Bazanta Vides, better known as Tot La Momposina. After signing to Peter Gabriels label Tot released her debut album in 1993; since then she has performed worldwide, including headlining festivals all over the UK such as WOMAD and the

    Festival of Colombian music at the Barbican, gathering a devoted fan base. Tots mix of traditional Colombian and Afro-Latin music offers a quick pace and strong rhythm and her infectious style, presence and performance creates an electric atmosphere.Tot has a performance style that transcends mere demonstration and enters the area of beauty. The New York Times 13

    Dartington presents Tot La Momposina

    Heritage Open Days at Dartington on 12th September

    High Cross House

    Dartington Hall Gardens

    high cross house

    DARTINGTON HALLTOTNES DEVON TQ9 6EDT 01803 864114 F 01803 /property-management/high-cross-house


    12 noon to 4.30pm

    Free entry

    Opening times5 May to 30 OctoberTue to Fri 2pm to 4:30pm


    28 July to 28 AugustTue to Fri 10:30am to 12:30

    General Admission Charges

    3.50 : 2.50 concessions

    Photo: Chris Bowden

    Art Deco designsee page 17 for details

    Tour starts at 2pmsee page 18 for details

    Elmhirst CentreToursat 12.30pm and 3.30pm

  • Totnes Festival: 11th-13th September

    Totnes CastleSaturday 12th SeptemberFamily/Heritage10.30am - 4.30pmFree Entry

    Travel back in time from September 2009 to September 1939 and the commencement of the Second World War. English Heritage looks back at the days when evacuees poured into Totnes. Family activities, dress-up, look and learn.

    Guildhall 12 & 13 September 10.30 -3pmFreeTotnes fascinating Guildhall

    Saturday 12th September Heritage10.30am-4pmTotnes Museum, 70 Fore Street, 01803 863821, Free EntryTotnes Museum in an authentic Elizabethan Merchants House, which retains many original features. Collections, dating from 5000BC, relate to the social, cultural and economic history of Totnes, and a room is dedicated to the life and work of Charles Babbage.

    Totnes Elizabethan House Museum

    Learn more about your heritage with Heritage Open Days

    Totnes Festival at the Bay Horse Beer Festival11th-13th SeptemberArt, Music, Food, Beer FestivalThe Bay Horse Inn8 Cistern Street, Totnes TQ9 5SPRob and Kathy: 01803 862 Free event

    Bay Horse Beer Festival - Friday 11th September, 4pm to Sunday 13th September (or whenever the beer runs out).Come to our excellent beer garden for Live Music, BBQs, Hog & Lamb Roasts, and lots of excellent local beer and cider.

    Sound Transmission Sound SystemFriday 11th SeptemberDJ night 8pm-12pm The Barrel house, 59A High Street, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5PB, jo.barrelhouse@googlemail.comFree entry With Dub Defector & Gladness at the controls Sound Transmission bring you the best in Reggae, Dancehall, Dub, Mashup and Dubplate pressure.


    Riverside WalkFriday 11th SeptemberOutdoor Heritage Walk2.30pm - 4pm approxMeet outside Totnes railway stationKathy Alexander, 07733 197740Free

    As part of Heritage Open Days, take a walk along the riverside from the Weir down to Steamer Quay. Along the way well explore Totnes Industrial Heritage and the relationship between town and river.Ring Totnes Tourist Information Centre to book a place on 01803 863168

    11th-13th September

  • Totnes Festival: 12th September

    Wild Food Forage and FeastSaturday, 12th SeptemberOutdoor, Family10am-4pmDartington, Totnes (venue confirmed upon booking)WildWise Events Ltd, Foxhole, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6EB, 01803 868269,, Prices: 35 adults, kids free! This days course will explore some local, seasonal plants and their various uses. We will identify and gather some edible and tasty varieties and look at different ways to prepare and cook them. The day will leave you with enough knowledge to sample and harvest a variety of plants.

    Crafty Credit Crunching Open Day Saturday, 12th September A day of Crafts and Activities for families with young children, with a credit crunch theme10am -3pmDaisy Play Centre, Pathfields. 01803 864737 Come and add to our 4 seasons collage, swap childrens clothes or toys at our Swap shop and Pimp your Plimsolls! Enjoy watching Elfic the Jester perform, make a water rocket with Dangerous Dads, create sensory bottles, sand sensations and stone soup! Adults will find help and advice on money and debt management, energy management and careers with leaflets, advisers, freebies and lots of fun!

    Pressing XSaturday 12th SeptemberFunk / Groove three-piece bandOpen from 8pm, show starts at 9pmThe Barrel House, 59A High Street, Totnes, Devon, TQ9, jo.barrelhouse@googlemail.com3 on the door

    Three-piece uplifting funk/groove outfit combining a Hammond o r g a n , guitar & drums.Members have played with the likes of Roy Ayers, Roni Size, Massive Attack + Elevator Suite. Followed by a selection of choice vinyl to round the night off. Last year more than 5,000

    people attended Totnes Festival events

    Totnes Festival Fact File


  • high cross house

    DARTINGTON HALLTOTNES DEVON TQ9 6EDT 01803 864114 F 01803 /property-management/high-cross-house


    12 noon to 4.30pm

    Free entry

    Opening times5 May to 30 OctoberTue to Fri 2pm to 4:30pm


    28 July to 28 AugustTue to Fri 10:30am to 12:30

    General Admission Charges

    3.50 : 2.50 concessions

    Photo: Chris Bowden

    Elmhirst Centre tours take place at 12.30pm & 3.30pm on 12th SeptemberPlease note that access is limited to the Elmhirst Centre please call 01803 847016 for further details

  • Torbay Symphony OrchestraSunday 13th SeptemberClassical music7.30pm-10pmCivic Hall TotnesTickets: online at,TSO booking line : 01548 810146, Totnes Tourist Info Centre 01803 863168, Dartington Box Office 01803 863168 or on door10 Children and Students 5

    Gustav Mahlers Symphony No 2 Resurrection has been chosen by Torbay Symphony Orchestra for its concert at this years festival. The orchestra will once again be joined by the Plymouth Philharmonic Choir and soloists in the performance of this epic work.

    Wilfredo: A man and his musicSunday 13th SeptemberComedyOpen from 8pm, show starts at 9pmThe Barrel House, 59A High Street, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5PB, The Spanish pop god Wilfredo closes the Barrel House season of the Totnes Festival with a brand new show. Following a summer of barnstorming festival appearances, he is joined for the first time here with his sister Maria on both guitar and percussion. Parodies and original song, interwoven with anecdotal tales from his life and times, are performed for a loving audience.Character comedy at its very best The

    Totnes Festival: 12th & 13th September


    As part of the Heritage Open Day, why not find out more about the world class Dartington Hall Gardens, understand more about its past history, about current projects and what the future might hold. Commencing at 2pm, the tour will last about 1.5 hours. Individuals are more than welcome to come along to enjoy all or some of this rare opportunity and insight into one of the UKs premier garden landscapes.Limited spaces available so book your place asap by emailing or by phone on 01803 862367.

    Heritage Open Day Dartington Hall Gardens

    Totnes Festival is run on a not-for-profit basis and aims to provide local people (and some from further afield!) with the opportunity to showcase their talents, passions and interests. We also want to have a really good party!Totnes Festival is now in its 4th year - visit the website and contact us if you want to take part next time.Totnes Festival thanks Arts+Culture for their help in organising the festival and designing the programme

  • Autumn Berry GatheringSunday 13th SeptemberOutdoor & Food ecology and wild food10.30am-4pmFollaton Arboretum and Follaton Village Hall01803 865491/07910 201155 Ticket Prices: 15 Tickets at the event or from Minni Jain

    A morning guided walk at Follaton Arboretum to learn about and gather autumn berries from native trees. In the afternoon we will make some interesting preserves (with an Indian twist) and other recipes to sample/take away at Follaton Village Hall. Bring lunch, suitable weather gear/footwear, an apron and a jar. A joint Trees for Health and Earthlinks event.

    Copenhagen 2009: Whats your message on climate change to the UK government?

    Wednesday 16th September5pmSt Johns Church, TotnesPlease book by calling 01803 865934 or email

    From 6th 18th December 2009, governmental representatives from 170 countries will meet in Copenhagen to develop a new climate agreement. This could radically affect how we all live as we adapt to climate change. What is your vision of the future, post-Copenhagen? What do you want to see in the Copenhagen climate agreement?

    Schumacher College will be sending a message to the UK government representatives going to Copenhagen. We invite members of the local community to air their voices and contribute to this message by joining us to participate in a world-cafe style discussion. Time will also be given to other creative contributions you may wish to make. Chairing the event will be Charlie McConnell, Director of Schumacher College and the wider sustainability activities at Dartington.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

    Schumacher College

    Totnes Festival: 13th September 19

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    Ceramics, artifacts,

    glassware, designer

    jewellery and much

    more at Dartington

    Cider Press Centrecollecta place to explore . . . a place to shop

    www.dar t ingtonc iderpress .co.ukThe Dartington Trading Company, a subsidiary of The Dartington Hall Trust, a registered charity.

    Locally sourced food

    Experience the unique blend ofcontemporary dining and historictradition at the White Hart.

    Located at Dartington Hall, theWhite Hart restaurant has beenfully refurbished and restoredto its former glory and offers atantalising menu using the finestseasonal ingredients, sourcedlocally where possible.

    Dartington Hall, Nr Totnes, S Devon, TQ9 6EL

    Dartington Accommodation & Catering Services Ltd

    To reserve a table telephone

    01803 847111please quote: Totnes Festival

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    The website and print-on-demand magazine give you the low-

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    Artists and art-lovers can take control of their media consumption

    Theres coverage of events, plus insights from those involved in the art world

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