23 August - 1 September 2013
Friday 23 August - Sunday 1 September 2013
to Totnes Festival 2013!
Supported by D W Mitchell Charitable Trust This years programme contains a mixture of exciting local, national and international performances and details of this yearâ€™s street market. For the first time, the committee have put on a spectacular event of their own the International star Peggy Seeger will be appearing at the Ariel Centre on Saturday 31 August. It is hoped that, in future years, we will be able to build on the festivals success and invite other well known performers to take part. Such stars will in no way detract from the wealth of local talent who, each year, give so much enjoyment to so many of you and contribute to the success of the festival. Be part of it and help us celebrate our 8th year supporting and showcasing talent and our historic, creative town. Judy Westacott MBE, Festival Chairman CONTENTS p.3 Venue Guide p.12 - 20 Daily Diary
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Venue Guide Totnes Festival Event Locations Ariel Centre KEVICC, Ashburton Road, TQ9 5JX
The People’s Cafe Mansion House, TQ9 5RP.
Barrel House 59a High Street, TQ9 5PB. 01803 849290 email@example.com
The Playstation Station Yard, TQ9 5JP. 01803 862811 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bay Horse Inn 8 Cistern Street, TQ9 5SP. 01803 862088 email@example.com
Royal Seven Stars The Plains, TQ9 5DD.
Birdwood House 44 High Street, TQ9 5SQ.
Directions: From The Plains, go up Totnes Down Hill and continue along the lane until you reach the site entrance on your left about 2 miles.
Bogan House 43 High St Totnes TQ9 5NP Dartmouth Inn 28 Warland, TQ9 5EL. Dartington Great Hall and Gardens Dartington Hall, Totnes, TQ9 6EL. 01803 847070 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Guidhall Guildhall Yard, TQ9 5QH. High Cross House Dartington Hall Estate, TQ9 6ED. 01803 842382 (Greenway Office) Market Civic Hall Square Totnes, TQ9 5SF.
Sharpham Meadow Natural Burial Ground, Ashprington, TQ9 7UT.
South Devon Arts Centre The Stables, Ford Road, TQ9 5LE. 01803 869879 email@example.com St. John’s Church Bridgetown, TQ9 5TZ. St. Mary’s Church High Street, TQ9 5NP. Temple @ Cholwell Farm Dartington, TQ9 6AD. Wildwise Events Dartington Space, Totnes, TQ9 6EN. 01803 868269 firstname.lastname@example.org
Methodist Church Hall Fore Street, TQ9 5RP. www.totnesfestival.com
Street Market Sunday 18 August
working in partnership with Totnes Good Food Market
Stalls open from 10am Crafts, homemade produce, market traders and much, much more.
Stalls still available! If any local organisations, business or charities are interested, contact Ann 07704062259
Venue: Bay Horse Inn
Venue: South Devon Arts Centre
Venue: Barrel House
Summer Star Gaze
Community Poem led by
Join Mike Cooke for a tour of the Summer Night Sky
â€˜Lost in Paradise: a community reading of the whole of Paradise Lost from ten in the morning to ten at night. This poem, which grew out of Miltonâ€™s engagement with the English Civil War, will be performed at Totnes Guildhall. Audience members can come and go as they wish.
Sunday 1st September The Guildhall, Totnes Donations are welcomed
Wednesday 28 August, 8:30 -11:30pm Bring warm clothes, a flask and outdoor shoes
Book in advance and please check the website as the event is weather dependant.
Totnes Festival 2013 - daily diary T H U R S D AY 2 2 A U G U S T 8pm Launch: Sing, Say, and Play. Singers, poets, musicians and others will gather to kick off the Festival. They will sing, say or play whatever they like - no restrictions. Want to join in? Just turn up on the night. Location: Bay Horse Inn. Free entry. This is a free event. No booking required. F R I D AY 2 3 A U G U S T
10am - 3pm Family Fun Day. A Family Day full of fun activities and games, including free taster sessions with Monkey Music. Organiser: Monkey Music Torbay. Location: Playstation Totnes. Entry price £1 includes entry to raffle to win goodies. 3.50-5pm Voices in the Garden. Dartington Summer School Choirs with the Dartington Community Choir. Location: The Gardens, Dartington Hall. Free - to book contact The Barn Box Office 01803 847070 or dartington.org/arts/live-events 6pm Nightpaddle on The River Dart. Open canoes by moonlight! Soak in the atmosphere of stars, firelight and stories. Includes campfire supper. Organiser: Wildwise Events. Booking required: email@example.com 01803 868269 8pm Ryan Keen. Totnes native Ryan Keen returns to the newly restored Barrel House for what will undoubtedly be one of this years festival highlights. Location: Barrel House £10 adv WeGotTickets.com or £12 door. 8:30pm Tobias Ben Jacob & Collaborators @ Beer Festival. Alternative folk/rock singersongwriter Tobias (of Lampliter and Roots Union) and friends kick off our beer and cider festival. Location: Bay Horse Inn. Free entry.
Saturday 24 August S AT U R D AY 2 4 A U G U S T 10:30am Inaugaral Totnes Town Challenge. Part treasure hunt, part public service, a celebration of the hidden joys of the everyday. Win a prize! Organiser: Wolf Close. Location: Market Square. £2 per pack, collect (10:30-11:30am) Performance at 4pm. 3-5pm Japanese Arts & Crafts Workshop. Family-friendly afternoon workshop featuring origami, making cloth flowers, dancing, dressing up in kimono & games. Organiser: Hachisu Okiya. Location: Birdwood House. Donations are welcome. 7-10:30pm Geisha Party + Performance. Traditional Geisha party (Ozashiki) with Japanese food, drink, games and dance performances. Location: Birdwood House. £7. Event is upstairs - no ramp available. 7:30pm Jazz and Poetry night. Poets - Richard Hillesley + Sam Richards. Musicians - Tim Sayer, David George + Sam Richards. Performances of jazz poetry. Location: High Cross House. £15 For tickets phone 01803 842382. 8pm Rebecca Maze + special guests Rebecca is something of a Totnes legend. Don’t miss what will be an enchanting evening of beautiful music. Location: South Devon Arts Centre. £7 adv southdevonarts.co.uk £9 door. 8pm-midnight Jelly Jazz. Returning to The Barrel House Ballroom after its sold out show back in May, this time with special guests ‘Lack of Afro’ & ‘bonebookbang’. Location: Barrel House. £10 adv. WeGotTickets.com or £12 door 8:30pm Baker’s Yard Blues Band @ Beer Festival. Named after some derelict workshops near Bishopsteignton, where band leader Bill started his boatbuilding business, Baker’s Yard play authentic blues. Location: Bay Horse Inn. Free entry. www.totnesfestival.com
Totnes Festival 2013- daily diary S U N D AY 2 5 A U G U S T 8pm Alice Jemima. Alice has already played a session for Radio 1 recorded at Maida Vale for Rob da Bank, and played live at the famous 100 Club on Oxford Street. Location: Barrel House. £6 adv WeGotTickets. com or £7 door. 8pm The Becky Brine Band + special guests. Becky is Devon’s leading Jazz songstress. With brand new material and backed by a new band, this will be an incredible night. Location: South Devon Arts Centre. £7 adv southdevonarts.co.uk £9 door. 8:30pm With Nell & I Funky Soul Band @ Beer Festival. Hailing from Dartmoor, these multiinstrumentalists with a cool, distinctive sound are led by Nell’s powerful & smoky voice. Location: Bay Horse Inn. Free entry. M O N D AY 2 6 A U G U S T 3-5pm The Tale of How Transition Came to Totnes (The Quest to 2030) A magical tale telling by local author Steph Bradley, followed by playing the Transition interactive story creation game for all ages. Location: The People’s Cafe, The Mansion House. £5 (£3 children). 6-9pm Radio Ballad Salad - a Soundart Radio taster. Sam Richards presents a talk about the legendary Radio Ballads created for BBC radio. Try something new and get involved. Location: Bogan House £5 (£3 conc.) Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 8:30pm Appaloosas American Roots / Appalachian Band. From way out in the wild west – of Dartmoor – come Appaloosas; American Roots, old-time and Appalachian music. Location: Bay Horse Inn. Free entry.
Tuesday 27 August T U E S D AY 2 7 A U G U S T 10:30 - 11:30pm Wolf Club. First opportunity to join in at Wolf Club. Imaginative exploratory play with music & dancing. 4-6yr olds. Free tea & books for grown-ups. Location: St. Mary’s Church. £4 Box office: Annie’s Fruit Shop & Deli, Ticklemore Street or email email@example.com 1pm Lunchtime Jazz - The Lewis Riley Trio. A selection of jazz standards in this classic format, in the tradition of Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans and Ahmad Jamal. Location: St. Mary’s Church. £5 (£4 concessions) Tickets available on the door. 7pm Another Story Theatre Company presents... For The Trumpets Shall Sound. Jamie is helping his mother Ruth run her vintage shop. They are unpacking a large number of boxes, when Jamie makes an intriguing discovery. Location: South Devon Arts Centre. £8.50 adv southdevonarts.co.uk £10 door 8pm Jazz Concert. Free Jazz concert promoting the activities of the Workshop which meets each week for local musicians to enjoy playing together. Organiser: Totnes Jazz Workshop. Location: St. John’s Church. www.totnesjazzworkshop.co.uk/contact 8pm Singing Over The Bones. Woven of song, storytelling and embodied performance, this will conjure your wild heart and sing awake those lost and buried places. Performer: Isabella Lazlo. Location: Bogan House. £10 (£7 conc.) email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07853001353
8:30pm Traditional Folk Singing Special. Come one, come all. Our regular traditional singers will line up with some special guests for an extraordinary session. Location: The Bay Horse Inn. Free entry. www.totnesfestival.com
Wednesday 28 August W E D N E S D AY 2 8 A U G U S T 10am-2pm This Body, My Earth. A workshop for women, journeying with sound and movement, returning to the living, breathing earth and ground of our bodies. Facilitated by: Isabella Lazlo. Location: Temple at Cholwell Farm. £15-£35. Email: isabellalazlo@ cooptel.net or call 07853001353 5:15pm Quintabile and Bella Tromba. A diverse programme of music, from William Byrd to John Reeman, performed by two of this week’s student Advanced Brass Ensembles. Location: Dartington Great Hall. Free - booking required. 01803 847070 dartington. org/arts/live-events 7pm Another Story Theatre Company presents... For The Trumpets Shall Sound. Jamie is helping his mother Ruth run her vintage shop. They are unpacking a large number of boxes, when Jamie makes an intriguing discovery. Location: South Devon Arts Centre. £8.50 adv southdevonarts.co.uk £10 door 8pm Land of The Giants. Giant’s gigs are great fun with a festival vibe.The Giants fuse many a musical styles; Dub Rock, Indie Ska, Funk Blues. Location: Barrel House. £6 adv WeGotTickets.com or £7 door 8:30pm Diamond Family Archive. Strange and tender songs; personal and pastoral themes; mixed with sleepy-eyed awe creating intense, spectral folk with a distinctly British sound. Location: Bay Horse Inn. Free entry. 8:30pm Summer Star Gaze. Tour the summer night sky with us, looking for constellations, planets and shooting stars. A great way to gain perspective! Location: Sharpham Meadow Natural Burial Ground. Weather dependant. Bring warm clothes, a flask and outdoor shoes. To book call 01803 732 542.
Thursday 29 August T H U R S D AY 2 9 A U G U S T 7pm Another Story Theatre Company presents... For The Trumpets Shall Sound. Jamie is helping his mother Ruth run her vintage shop. They are unpacking a large number of boxes, when Jamie makes an intriguing discovery. Location: South Devon Arts Centre. £8.50 adv southdevonarts.co.uk £10 door
7:30pm How to Say Nothing and Mean A Lot. Premiere of Lona Kozik’s new composition for three keyboard players paired with various works by John Cage all performed alongside his Lecture on Nothing. Location: St. Mary’s Church. £10 on the door. 8pm Mr. Wolf’s Big Night Out. A friendly selection of performances and music. Including Clockwork Moth and The Diamond Family Archive. Sold out last year - book early!
Location: Dartmouth Inn. £4 (advance) £5 on the door Box office: Annie’s Fruit Shop & Deli, Ticklemore Street or email email@example.com
8pm Yes Sir Boss! Appealing to wide audiences and captivating them with energetic soul, the Bristol based rabble of six (formed at Dartington College of Arts) perform their live shows with a thrilling charm and distinctive style. Location: Barrel House £10 adv. WeGotTickets.com or £12 door 8:30pm Cover Spy Collective. Our own, in-house covers band get together for this Thursday night special. Emma on vocals, Eli on guitar, plus guests. Location: Bay Horse Inn. Free entry.
Friday 30 August F R I D AY 3 0 A U G U S T 11am The Silly Monkeys and Other Fables Jataka Tales. Enchanting, witty and wonderful tales - told with humour, live music and soundscape wizardry. A live performance of the recently released CD. Children (4+) and Adults. Performed by Rachel Miller - Sonic Tales. Location: Methodist Church Hall. £5 (£3 child, £4 conc.) 7:30pm Carnivalesque. Celebration, irreverence, exuberance.... a feast of traditional music for Carnival from many cultures with The Carnival Band. Organiser: Totnes Early Music Society. Location: St. Mary’s Church. £12, (£5 students + young people) on the door. 7:30pm Music + Revelry on a Summers Eve. A stimulating and invigorating evening of music, words and saltation from 3 great bands and well loved Totnes poet Rose Cook. Location: Royal Seven Stars Hotel. £5 (£4 conc.) firstname.lastname@example.org or 01803 840414 or £6 (£5 conc.) door 7pm Andrea Soler + special guests. As part of her UK tour, this hugely enjoyable Aussie brings her own brand of outback pop to Totnes. An evening of fun and great music. Location: South Devon Arts Centre. £6 adv southdevonarts.co.uk or £8 door 8pm Matthew & Me. It’s Totnes’ magical environment that inspires their music, atmospheric, haunting arrangements, blended seamlessly with big, unabashed choruses and beautifully ethereal vocals. Location: Barrel House. £9 adv WeGotTickets.com or £10 door. 8:30pm Katie Marie with Al Swainger. A Totnesbased multi-instrumentalist & songwriter performing her own original compositions with a unique style of jazz-tinged folk. Location: Bay Horse Inn. Free entry.
Saturday 31 August S AT U R D AY 3 1 A U G U S T 2:30pm The Silly Monkeys and Other Fables Jataka Tales. Enchanting, witty and wonderful tales - told with humour, live music and soundscape wizardry. A live performance of the recently released CD. Children (4+) and Adults. Performed by Rachel Miller - Sonic Tales. Location: Methodist Church Hall. £5 (£3 child, £4 conc.)
7:30pm Peggy Seeger. One of the folk revival’s pioneers, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and she’s an active supporter of just causes! Location: The Ariel Centre. Organiser: Totnes Festival. £12 (£10 conc.) Box office: WeGotTickets.com or The Bay Horse Inn.
8pm Cosmo Jarvis. In an age when musicians either seem to be manufactured popstrels, media-trained to banality, or self-consciously blog-hyped ‘underground’, the 22 year old from Devon is a breath of fresh air. Location: Barrel House. £10 adv WeGotTickets.com or £12 door
8pm The Fab Beatles + 60s & 70s disco. The world’s best tribute band to the Fab Four will blow your minds with their incredibly accurate sound and identical costumes. Location: South Devon Arts Centre. ��10 adv southdevonarts.co.uk or £12 door
Sunday 1 September S U N D AY 1 S E P T E M B E R 10am - 4pm Family Bushcraft Day. Brilliant for all ages, an invigorating day to experience the outdoor skills that make days in nature much more fun! Includes fire making and shelter building. Organiser: Wildwise Events.
Location: Dartington Hall Estate. 1 adult - £45, 2 adults - £65 - kids free. Call 01803 868269 or email email@example.com 10am - 10pm Lost in Paradise: a community reading of the whole of Paradise Lost. The poem, which grew out of Milton’s engagement with the English Civil War, will be performed in the Guildhall. Audience members can come and go as they wish. Location: The Guildhall.
Donations Welcome. 11am - 3pm Dartington Morris Day of Dance. Dartington Morris Men will be hosting a Morris day of dance with a number of local Morris sides performing. Location: The Plains. Free event open to all. dartingtonmorrismen.org.uk 8pm “Improperly” Comedy Improvisation Show. Comedy Improvisational Group with a difference. “Improperly” will take you on a mystery tour of comic capers, inspired by audience suggestions. Location: South Devon Arts Centre. £7 southdevonarts. co.uk 8pm Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman. Kathryn and Sean have graced stages the world over in a number of guises. The intimacy and strength of passion shown as a duo ensures a rare treat for any listener. Location: Barrel House. £15 WeGotTickets.com
8:30pm Jazzlab presents ‘The Ancient Future’. A celebration of new music pioneers the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Improvisation, jazz, words. Location: Bay Horse Inn. Free entry.
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Totnes Jazz Workshop Tuesday 27 August, 8pm St. John’s Church Free admission
www.totnesjazzworkshop.co.uk Donations welcome in aid of restoration work to St. John’s Church. Totnes Jazz Workshop is a group of local amateur musicians who meet weekly to exercise their love of mainstream jazz.
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Totnes Festival presents...
Ariel Centre Saturday 31 August 7:30pm £12 (£10 concessions)
One of the folk revival’s pioneers, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and she’s an active supporter of just causes.
To book online please visit www.wegottickets.com or visit The Bay Horse Inn, 8 Cistern St, Totnes. 01803 862088 email@example.com