Events


Groups, meetings, lunches, drop-ins and support agencies are listed on the Community pages. [If you’d like to view past events, click HERE.]


Wednesdays from 10am to 1pm
Totnes Boating Association
WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CAFÉ
A place of friendship and fellowship to the community.
• the Café runs on a pay what you feel basis
• in early 2018, Bishop Robert visited “the café that’s making a real difference” – view a video


NEW: Thursdays from 10am to 1pm
6 Meadowbrook, Totnes, TQ9 5SJ
IN JESUS WITH JESUS FOR JESUS
Silent prayer and reflective meditation
on Jesus
• contact Marie Louise Polanco on 01803 862912


Saturday 18th August at 11am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
LUNCHTIME  CONCERT & CAKE SALE
To raise funds for a play area on Vire Island, in memory of Reuben Williams, who tragically died in a car crash last December. Performances from Thula MamasCameo and soloists Holly EbonyStephanie Bullock and Anna Speedy, plus poet Susan Taylor.
Accompanied by Jan Dietz.
£5 (suggested donation)


Sunday 19th August at 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
ONE CHURCH, ONE FAITH, ONE LORD
A service of congregational hymns, with readings and anthems, to acknowledge and celebrate the nine churches of our 
Totnes Team.
hot / cold drinks + nibbles
• everyone welcome!


Tuesdays throughout Spring and Summer, 10.30am to 1pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
TUESDAY SPECIAL COFFEE MORNINGS
Coffee will be served outside St Mary’s (inside if wet) throughout the Summer months. Toasted teacake, coffee, and a warm welcome.
• music by Mair Patterson (most weeks, 11am)
• proceeds to Friends of St Mary’s


NEW: Wednesday 22nd August from 10am to 1pm
at the Totnes Boating Association
Wednesday Community Café is hosting a
FREE ACCESSIBLE TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP
For local residents who want to learn how to use a smart phone, tablet or personal computer. An IT team from Barclays Bank, led by the Community Banking Director for Devon & Cornwall, Michael Watts, will offer to teach anyone who is interested how to use their phones, tablets and PCs, including sending and receiving emails, and connecting through text, Skype, Facebook and Messenger. Visitors are welcome to bring their own technology with them, or use Barclay’s equipment. The workshop will be accessible for a person with no previous experience of technology.
the Community Café will be running as normal, alongside the workshop
• further information can be obtained by calling Steve Jones on 01803 550674
• advance booking is not required.


NEW: Friday, 24th and Saturday 25th August
St Mary’s Church, Totnes (and other venues in the town)
SEA CHANGE 2018

A weekend of thrilling music, inspiring words and delicious food and drink.
what’s on when and where is still being finalised – we’ll be posting more details as soon as we have them
information about performers, and tickets sales are here or in person from Drift Records, High Street, Totnes


NEW: Monday 27th August from 2.30pm to 3.30pm
Buckfast Abbey
ORGAN CONCERT
Ian Curror will be playing the new Ruffatti organ on Bank Holiday Monday, with a retiring collection in aid of Mark Hatch’s Drop-in Centre in Totnes. The music is all by British composers and is full of good tunes, ranging from a salon piece by Elgar to a military march (celebrating a naval destroyer) by Percy Whitlock. Among a few more serious pieces, this short recital will end with a rollicking new Toccata describing a fairground ride, written by a little-known local composer.


NEW: Friday 31st August at 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
CONCERT
Devon Telemann Ensemble
Experienced professional musicians will play lively and beautiful music for violins, recorder, cello, viola and harpsichord, by Telemann, Bach, Handel and Sarri.
• retiring collection for Rowcroft Hospice and for the window replacement funds
for St Mary’s and St John’s churches


Mondays from 10am to 12noon in school term times
Totnes Boating Association
PARENT / CARER and BABY & TODDLER GROUP
The group, run by St John’s Church, is being held at the above venue while St John’s is closed.


Wednesdays from 10am to 1pm
Totnes Boating Association
WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CAFÉ
A place of friendship and fellowship to the community.
• the Café runs on a pay what you feel basis
• in early 2018, Bishop Robert visited “the café that’s making a real difference” – view a video


NEW:  Saturday 8th September at 11am
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Friends of St Mary’s Coffee Concert
CLASSICAL GUITAR RECITAL
by Ross Morris
Ross, aged 19 from Cornwall, is currently studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, after attending the Royal Welsh College of Music Junior Department and then at Chethams School of Music, Manchester. The varied programme will include music by Dowland, de Falla, Rodrigo, Bach and Barrios.
TarregaLagrima
John DowlandLachrimae Pavan and Fantasie No.7
S.L WeissFantasie and Passacaille
– Interval –
Manuel de FallaHomenaje
J. RodrigoEn Los Trigales
J S BachPrelude-Presto and Allemande
BarriosLa Cathedral
• the funds raised from this concert will be used for urgently needed improvements to the catering and crockery storage areas at St Mary’s
£5 admission at the door, doors open at 10.30am
• view a video


Sunday 9th September 6.30pm to 8pm
Totnes Boating Association, Steamer Quay
THE CONVERSATION
Is there Absolute Truth?

“A new way of thinking about being the Christian Church. This informal and relaxed service exists for people who don’t belong to a church, and facilitates real and honest conversations about the biggest issues of life.”
• Open to all. No strings attached. Every voice welcomed.


Saturday 15th September at 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Totnes Early Music Society presents
The Emily Askew Band
ALCHEMY
Hailed by The Times as “one of the albums of the year”, Alchemy fuses medieval and renaissance songs with modern folk styles.  The programme spans music from the 13th to 17th centuries, including bransies from France, early dances  from England, Spanish villancicos and troubadour songs from France. Singer / guitarist / fiddler Jamie Roberts, fiddler / viola d’amore player John Dipper and percussionist Simon Whittaker join Emily who plays vielle, shawm, bagpipes, recorders and medieval harp. Emily has performed with The Dufay Collective, and Joglaresa as well as The Askew Sisters of course. An outstanding early musician, we are delighted to welcome her back to Totnes.
about the performers
tickets: advance £13, under 18s £5, on the door £14 / £5
• performers’ website
TEMS website

Advance tickets £13,under 18s £5. On the door £14/£5


NEW: Saturday 22nd September
from 11am to 12noon
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Coffee Concert
SCHUBERT RECITAL
by Creative Productions SW
Songs for piano and voice from Schubert’s Die Winterreise, Shone Mullerin, Schwanengsang and other favourites.
Iryna Ilnytska (mezzo soprano)
J.S. Morane (mezzo soprano)
Ekaterina Shetliffe (piano)
• donations to the St Mary’s Church Fund
enquiries to Julian Hall, on 01803 867537 or email


Saturday 22nd September from 11am to 1pm
Dartington Village Hall
DARTINGTON JUMBLE and BRIC-a-BRAC SALE
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Saturday 20th October at 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Totnes Early Music Society presents
RCM Baroque Ensemble
BAROQUE GEMS
   

A sparkling selection of music for violin, flute, cello and theorbo from the great Baroque masters, with some  lesser known gems thrown in! The programme  includes Telemann Fantasias, concerti from Vivaldi and Telemann, and a Bach Trio Sonata.
This is the second of our series of concerts featuring students and alumni from the Royal College of Music. This talented quartet  includes performers from Portugal and Sweden. All are postgraduate students and already experienced performers with a glittering array of prizes to their names.
about the performers
tickets: advance £13, under 18s £5, on the door £14 / £5
TEMS website


2019


Saturday 9th March at 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Totnes Early Music Society presents
Duo Dorado
A CELEBRATION of BACH
Some glorious music from the composer described in his day as ‘the Miracle of Leipzig’, From violin sonatas with basso continuo to solos for each instrument, this wide-ranging programme includes the great Sonata in A major for violin and keyboard, the beautiful G major Basso Continuo Sonata, and a highlight from The Art of Fugue.
We are thrilled to bring Hazel Brooks (baroque violin) and David Pollock (harpsichord) back to TEMS after a ten year gap. They have performed extensively in the UK and beyond, and their current project exploring 17th century English repertoire has led to some ground-breaking recordings, the latest being The Unknown Purcell for Chandos.
about the performers
tickets: advance £13, under 18s £5, on the door £14 / £5
• performers’ website
TEMS website


Saturday 27th April at 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
Totnes Early Music Society presents
Syrinx
BLAST FROM THE PAST
From the 14th to the 18th century, wind music could be heard everywhere from grand state occasions to the humblest village dance. Syrinx aim to recreate this impressive tradition playing bagpipes, shawms, dulcians, deutsche schalmei, baroque oboes and bassoon: their repertoire covers the rise of the professional wind band, with music from early anonymous masters, Dufay and Morley through to Handel and Telemann.
Syrinx received acclaim for their first album, The Saxon Alternative. Members play with leading period orchestras including the Academy of Ancient Music, The OAE, and the Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin, and in ensembles such as I Fagiolini, Mediva, Blondel and Concentus VII.
about the performers
tickets: advance £13, under 18s £5, on the door £14 / £5
• performers’ website
TEMS website


If you are organising any events, or are in touch with anyone who is, please contact Julian Hall as early as possible.


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