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A Schubertiade is an event held to celebrate the music of Franz Schubert. Each of the concerts in this series explores a particular element of Schubert’s work and is performed by international artists in the Great Hall. Presented by the Arts at Dartington in association with Wigmore Hall, London (Artistic Director, John Gilhooly).

Marco Borggreve

Henk Neven to play Schubert

Schubertiade 3: Henk Neven & Hans Eijsackers

7 Feb 7.30pm Great Hall, Dartington Tickets: Balcony £18 Stalls Unreserved £15 / Stalls Reserved £20 Versatile Dutch baritone, Henk Neven, comes to Dartington to perform Schubert’s Winterreise with pianist Hans Eijsackers.

Schubertiade 4: Doric String Quartet

7 March 7.30pm Great Hall, Dartington Tickets: Balcony £18 Stalls Unreserved £15 / Stalls Reserved £20 Hailed as one of the finest young string quartets of our time, the Doric String Quartet will be performing Schubert’s Quartet No. 14 in D Minor Death and the Maiden D810 and Quartet No. 15 in G Major D887. Alex Redington, Jonathan Stone, Helene Clement, John Myerscough.

Dartington Community Choir: 2 Day Workshop Bach’s ‘Mass in B minor’


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8 - 9 March, 9am - 5.30pm, Studio 6 at Space (Saturday) / Great Hall (Sunday) An opportunity to explore this masterpiece of choral music over two days. Conductor: Jonathan Watts. For more information and tickets please visit £45 non-residential choral fee. For accommodation at Dartington please call 01803 847147 and quote DCC March workshop.

Mind in Nature

6 April, 7.30pm, Great Hall Tickets £16 / Concessions £15 / Students & U16s £6 Conductor: Jonathan Watts

with Rupert Sheldrake, David Rothenburg, Shantena Sabbadini, Stephan Harding and Philip Franses. 20 January - 7 February (three one-week courses) Engage with the language, music and mind of the natural world through scientific understanding and personal experience.

Stone Carving Open Day

The Economics of Happiness

Dartington Community Choir: Rossini’s ‘Petite messe solonnelle’

1 March 2014 10am - 3pm, Studio 20, Space Tutored by Maria Moorhouse. Come and have a trial practice at carving and join a course. 30 minutes £3 / 1 hour £6

Sculptworks Exhibition

1 March - 30 April 2014 Dartington Space FREE entry Stone sculptures by Devon-based stone carving group Sculptworks. For more information visit

Weekly Classes Weekly classes over a ten-week term Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. For more information email


Weekly classes over a ten-week term. To contact the tutors, please leave a message with the Dartington Hall Trust switchboard 01803 847000

work and money.

Dan Chamberlain

with David Abram and Stephan Harding 28 April - 2 May How do we recreate and act from unshakeable solidarity between humankind and the other plants, animals and elemental forces that compose this breathing biosphere?

Coming soon with Fritjof Capra 5 - 9 May

Community Gamelan

Thursdays 4.30pm £4 per session, Studio 4, Space A family activity with a difference! Learn the mystical Gamelan - a beautiful collection of tuned metallic instruments. For more information contact Jude Wright on 01803 847075

Community garden*

Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings, Foxhole All are welcome to join in sowing, ploughing, planting and harvesting. Either pop along to find out more, or contact or 01803 847049. £10 per year.

Tai Chi Qigong*

Thursdays, 11am, Dartington Space Tickets £6 or a six week pass for £30 Weekly Quigong class here at Dartington, specifically for those aged over 55. Designed to relax, reduce stress, improve breathing and enhance co-ordination. Find out more at

*Not bookable through Dartington Box Office, see event discription for booking details

Events are suitable for beginners or those with some experience, but not if you can already identify common native trees in winter. Young people over 12 years are welcome if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. To book, please email bethan.stagg@plymouth. stating your choice of session. Find out more at

Community Conversation

16 April 6.30pm, venue TBC Join us for an update on Schumacher College - led by Head of College Jon Rae. To reserve your free place contact

Barn Cinema highlights Everest 1933

5 February, tickets: from £4 - £7.75 A stunning and historical film showing the most successful pre-war expedition to Mount Everest. Local hero, John Earle, helped re-edit the film in the 1950s and will provide a unique live commentary for this screening.

War Horse: National Theatre Encore

2 March 2.00pm & 14 March 7.30pm, tickets: £15

La Boheme:

6 - 11 April Live from the Metropolitan Opera Join our learning community for a week and sample 5 & 10 April from teachings in holistic science, economics for Puccini’s moving story of young love is the most transition and sustainable horticulture. performed opera in Metropolitan Opera history. Anita Hartig stars as the frail Mimi in Franco The Return of Wisdom Zeffirelli’s classic production with Vittorio Grigolo with Matthew Fox, Fred Matser and Satish Kumar as her passionate lover, Rodolfo. 22 - 26 April To book tickets go to Explore the ways of wisdom that allow us to find a or call the Box Office on 01803 847 070 more ethical, equitable and satisfactory way with

The Systems View of Life Printmaking classes

16 March, 3pm, Great Hall Dartington Tickets £18 / Concessions £17 Students & U16s £5 Devon Baroque traces Handel’s journey from Germany to Rome exploring his road to maturity of composition. Works will include the Overtures from his operas Almira, Agrippina & Giulio Cesare and from his oratorios Il Trionfo del Tempo & Jephtha, along with a concerto and a concerto grosso. Also on Saturday 15 March, 7.30pm, St George’s Church, Tiverton. For tickets please visit

24 - 28 March A chance to relax and enjoy our learning community - gardening, cooking, connecting with the wild outdoors or simply enjoying time in the library.

Into the Depths of an Earthly Cosmology

7 February 7.30pm United Free Church, Fore Street, Totnes The distinguished lutenist celebrates the music of Dowland and JS Bach. Sometimes referred to as the piano of the renaissance, the lute is a particularly sensitive string instrument that in skillful hands can reflect the soul of the performer. Nearly all of its vast repertoire was composed by lute players and John Dowland was one of the greatest.

Devon Baroque: Handel on the move

Spring Retreat

Schumacher Experience


Totnes Early Music Society presents Jakob Lindberg: Music by Dowland and Bach

Lutenist Jakob Lindberg to play Bach

with Nic Marks, Ha Vinh Tho, Jonathan Dawson, Julie Richardson and Tim Crabtree 24 February - 14 March (three one-week courses) Join the cultural pioneers who are recreating social and economic systems geared towards making people happy.

We are looking for participants in an Open Air Laboratories research study about botanical education. Events are free and led by ecologist Fiona Van Es, who is a Field Studies Council tutor and Conservation Assessor for David Bellamy.

Voices for the Earth

The White Hart event Valentine’s Day Menu 14 February

3 course dinner £29.50 per person, menu available from 12 noon to 9pm

Dartington Hall event Wedding Open Day

23 February Experience how special your big day could be, by exploring Dartington Hall in all its glory.

with Polly Higgins and Charles Eisenstein 12 - 23 May

Exploring the Micro-Cosmos with Sandor Katz, Eva Bakkeslett and Stephan Harding 26 - 30 May

The Journey of the Universe

with Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim 23 - 27 June

Wedding Open Day

Earth Talks Modern Indigeny

The Shops at Dartington

with Dave Key, Mary-Jayne Rust, Annie Spencer and Colin Campbell, 6 - 11 July Do come along to our Wednesday evening Earth Talks at the Old Craft Ed building. In the next few months we are looking forward to hearing from Rupert Sheldrake, Fritjof Capra, Matthew Fox, David Abram, Polly Higgins, Charles Eisenstein, Mary Evelyn Tucker, David Whyte, Sandor Katz and many more.

Event Identifying winter trees

8 February, 2 - 5pm, Schumacher College, Dartington 9 February, 2 - 5pm, Plymouth University campus Would you like to learn to identify native trees in winter and help us to test different identification keys?

Love Food Dartington

Sunday 23 February & Sunday 30 March Food producers market with local food stalls and live music.

Toyshop Easter Activity Weekend 18 - 21 April

Food Fair

31 May - 1 June A showcase of the best local produce as well as arts, crafts and activities for all the family.

World Book Day Event

Saturday 8 March, time TBC

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