Local Events and Information


Vision: the Imagined Testimony of Hildegard von Bingen
St. Mary's Church, High Street, Totnes TQ9 5NN
7.30pm
Advance tickets £13.00 and Under 18s £5.00 On the door tickets £14.00 and Under 18s £5.00 Suggested age suitability 12+ years. For more information and to book tickets go to website

This exciting multimedia experience of light, song, music and storytelling is an atmospheric candlelit show with an imagined narrative by Hildegard of Bingen as she looks back at her life, alongside performance of her mesmeric chant.

Vision is a personal narrative by the extraordinary Abbess Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) with performances of her astonishing chant. The show gives an insight into the painful visionary experiences Hildegard suffered throughout her life, covering some of the core emotional moments in her life. It is “an imagined testimony” as Hildegard lies on her deathbed, revisiting and re-experiencing meaningful episodes from her past, including the moment when she was taken from her family at the age of 8 and when she made the decision at the age of 42 to finally talk about and write down her visions.

The Telling features Clare Norburn (soprano/director), Ariane Prussner (mezzo soprano), Leah Stuttard (harp) plus an actress to be confirmed. Lighting design is by Natalie Rowland and Pitch Black Lighting. Director Clare Norburn is a playwright and soprano who has sung as a soloist with many medieval ensembles including her own group The Telling, and Mediva, Eclipse and Vox Animae with whom she has recorded and performed medieval abbess, Hildegard of Bingen’s music drama Ordo Virtutum. .

Clare co-founded the Brighton Early Music Festival with soprano Deborah Roberts : she recently stepped down as Artistic Director after 15 years to concentrate on writing and singing, but remains Artistic-Director of Stroud Green Festival . She trains and mentors young ensembles for the National Centre for Early Music, Handel House, Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and ran the Early Music Live! scheme for 10 years at Brighton Early Music.

Since 2010 Clare has been developing a new genre of concert/plays for actor(s) with live music. She has written three shows about women, including the medieval Abbess Hildegard of Bingen, for her medieval group The Telling, whose 17-date tour in 2018/19 will visit Buxton Festival, Music at Oxford, Stroud Green Festival, Little Missenden Festival, Kingston Festival of the Voice and Colchester Early Music, as well as this performance for Totnes Early Music Society.

 


Notice of Election

South Hams District Council
Election of District Councillors for the Electoral Wards listed below

1. Forms of nomination for District Elections may be obtained at Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE from the Returning Officer who will, at the request of an elector for any electoral area prepare a nomination paper for signature.
2. Nomination papers must be hand delivered to the Returning Officer, Civic Entrance, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE on any day (excluding weekends and bank holidays) between the hours of 10am to 4pm from the date of this notice but no later than 4 pm on Wednesday, 3rd April 2019.
3. If any election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 2nd May 2019.
4. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes or changes to existing proxy voting arrangements must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE by 5 pm on Monday, 15th April 2019.
5. Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE by 5 pm on Wednesday, 24th April 2019.
6. Applications to vote by proxy at this election applied for on grounds of physical incapacity, where that physical incapacity occurred after 5 pm on Wednesday, 24th April 2019, must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE by 5 pm on Thursday, 2nd May 2019.
7. Applications to vote by proxy at this election applied for on grounds of occupation, service or employment, where the applicant became aware of those grounds after 5 pm on Wednesday, 24th April 2019, must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE by 5 pm on Thursday, 2nd May 2019.
8. Applications to register must be received by the Electoral Registration Officer by Friday 12th April 2019 and can be completed online or complete a form available from the council offices.

Dated 21 March 2019
Sophie Hosking Returning Officer


Notice of Election

South Hams District Council
Election of Parish Councillors for the Parishes listed below

1. Forms of nomination for Parish Elections may be obtained from Clerks to Parish Councils or The Returning Officer, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE who will, at the request of an elector for any electoral area prepare a nomination paper for signature.
2. Nomination papers must be hand delivered to the Returning Officer, Civic Entrance, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE on any day (excluding weekends and bank holidays) from the date of this notice between the hours of 10am and 4pm but no later than 4 pm on Wednesday, 3rd April 2019.
3. If any election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 2nd May 2019.
4. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes or changes to existing proxy voting arrangements must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE by 5 pm on Monday, 15th April 2019.
5. Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE by 5 pm on Wednesday, 24th April 2019.
6. Applications to vote by proxy at this election applied for on grounds of physical incapacity, where that physical incapacity occurred after 5 pm on Wednesday, 24th April 2019, must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE by 5 pm on Thursday, 2nd May 2019.
7. Applications to vote by proxy at this election applied for on grounds of occupation, service or employment, where the applicant became aware of those grounds after 5 pm on Wednesday, 24th April 2019, must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE by 5 pm on Thursday, 2nd May 2019.
8. Applications to register must be received by the Electoral Registration Officer by Friday 12th April 2019 and can be completed online or complete a form available from the council offices.

Dated 21 March 2019
Sophie Hosking Returning Officer


SATURDAY SOMATICS
reclaiming the joy of being in the body
Gentle guided movement activities in resting, breathing, lying and relating informed by the somatics practices of Elsa Gindler’s Human Work & Body-Mind Centering®.
9th February: 10am-1pm
9th March: 10am-1pm
27th April: 10am-1pm
The Summer House, CHOLWELL FARM, Dartington
Open & accessible to anyone interested in body-mind integration.

For more information and to book go to website

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Devon Air Ambulance
The Devon Air Ambulance needs a community of volunteers to keep our 19 charity shops open and helicopters flying. Could you occasionally spare an hour or two to help your local shop? You do not have to have any previous retail experience as we offer friendly support, training and encouragement. This opportunity would suit anyone who may like to get out of the house, make new friends and do something worthwhile, all while having fun! To find out where your nearest shop is and how you can help. Please contact our Volunteer Manager Cara Jones by calling 01392 466666 or email for more information.


Would you like to receive fresh, organic produce grown at your local community farm?


School Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is now open to new members.  School Farm CSA is a unique organic market garden run by four women growers on the Dartington Estate.  For the past two years we have been supplying our local community with fresh, organic, local produce and this year we will be doubling our food production, meaning we can open our gates to new members.
CSA members get an array of seasonal, freshly picked produce, whilst supporting ecological farming practices and local livelihoods.  A share of the produce contains a range of freshly harvested vegetables and some fruit (roughly 5-10 items per week).  A share is designed to feed a household of two adults per week, or a larger family that don’t cook every day. 
Members also receive a monthly CSA newsletter with recipes and farm updates, and are invited to attend events, volunteer days and courses at the farm.  We aim to supply a weekly box of vegetables from June through to January, weather permitting.  You can pick up your vegetables in Totnes, Bridgetown or on the Dartington Hall Estate.  For more information please email Jenny or visit our website


A message from Tracey Weaver, Dog Warden. SHDC

“I wish all dog owners in the South Hams, the very best for Christmas 2014, thank you to those of you who support my work in the area.

Please remember that a “Dog is for life, not just for Christmas”. Please do not buy a puppy as a Christmas gift unless you fully understand the responsibilities which they come with –

  • Time consuming training (essential);
  • Routine (essential) and perhaps, emergency visits to the vet, which can be costly;
  • Walkies twice a day regardless of the weather (at least 20 mins twice a day)!;
  • Proper shelter, food and water;
  • Careful consideration of what happens to him/her when you are on holiday;
  • A life of picking up and correctly disposing dog poo, whether an adult walks the dog, or whether this is delegated to a younger family member

And then hopefully you will have a lifetime of playful interaction, a  lot of fun, and the best friend ever!

If you are keen on getting a dog, please consider  rescuing one from a re-homing centre, but make sure that you know as much about him as possible, and that he is the right one for you, your home and your family, there is nothing worse for the dog than being moved from one owner to another and another.

Tracey Weaver, Dog Warden. SHDC


Free Highway Code education for car, motorbike and lorry go to Rightdriver.co.uk.

No registration or payment is required.

Rightdriver.co.uk is preferred and used by a large number of driving instructors, youth organisations, (such as scouts and army cadets), community organisations and more to help people get their driver’s licence due to its free official Highway Code questions.