THE PLOUGH ARTS CENTRE - GALLERY
PAUL SEED – A display of photographs, depicting the local landscape and people over recent years
TOWN COUNCIL CHAMBER –CASTLE HILL(TBC)
JOHN HURFORD – Internationally renowned – but locally based - psychedelic illustrator and artist.
THE PLOUGH ARTS CENTRE, Fore St.
HANG DRUM WORKSHOP - 11.30 AM - FREE – donations
The unique and mesmerising sound of the Hangdrum (or Handpan as it is also known) is going to be an important part of the festival.
Hangdrum workshop by internationally renowned Martin Zoepfl (http://paniverse.org/)
NICK WYKE – FIDDLE WORKSHOP - 2- 3.30PM (£6)
MAX 15 PEOPLE
“South-West fiddle tunes" workshop, learning 2 or 3 new local tunes with some harmonies and technique. Level – Beginners / Intermediate
HANGDRUM ‘Healing, Therapy ’ session -5.00pm - (£6) (More info TBC)
Hangdrum sound healing session. A guided healing meditative sound session to help restore your positive energy balance leading to physical wellbeing. Lead by Martin Zoepfl.
MAIN SPACE (£13)
WORLD MUSIC - STANDING
8PM ROSA REBECKA
An outstanding vocalist and truly original and innovative songwriter, Rosa Rebecka produces finely crafted songs which mix haunting narrative storytelling with a playful lyricism and sublime musicality. Her career has seen her performing with Britain’s finest acoustic and folk artists, including Martin Carthy, Phil Beer and Cara Dillon.
9.00 MARAMOS - Maramos play music from Eastern Europe, particularly Hungary, Romania,
Bulgaria and the European Jewish tradition of Klezmer. With clarinet,
violin, accordion, guitar, bass and drums/percussion, they will transport
you to strange and distant places where the music has a passion and
wildness that will capture your heart. Na zdrowie!
10.00 BARAKA – Let’s party – and these masters of the dance floor Afro/Carribean music mashup provide just the blissed out and raw sounds to heat the night in Torrington!
BARAKA is a unique combination of musicians from Ghana, Senegal, Dominica, Trinidad and Southern Ireland. Each musician contributes his individual sound and style - Reggae featuring a Kora and Djembe, Township with a Calypso bassline, Hilife with Blues Harmonica, Soca with Balafon and Flute.
Baraka features musical collaborations that you are unlikely to hear with any other band. This is not just one person's music translated by backing musicians, as so many "world" music bands seem to be. Baraka is edgy, experimental and innovative without losing sight of the fact that entertainment is the key.
TOWN MUSEUM, South St.
(Talks limited to 20 people maximum.)
THE TOWN BELOW YOUR FEET – EXCAVATING TORRINGTON - 11.30 a.m. (£6.00)
An interactive talk on archaeology with Emily Wapshott, MA, MSc.
What is Archaeology? Why do we do it? A brief introduction to modern archaeological techniques. A case study focus on No.13 Great Torrington, the detailed excavation of a medieval town plot. Emily, a professional archaeologist will present the talk, with the aid of slides and digital images, as well as a chance to handle some of the finds from the excavation.
With the kind permission and help from South West Archaeology Ltd .and as part of the non-profit registered organisation ArchaeologistsEngage. www.swarch.net http://archaeologists-engage.org/
1.00p.m. Followed by a walk through the town, exploring the architecture and history of the centre…
TORRINGTON IN FIVE BUILDINGS
A brief walking tour of the town examining its growth and development through five of its key historic buildings. Presented by professional archaeologist and buildings historian Emily Wapshott, the walk
'THOMAS FOWLER, TORRINGTON’S FORGOTTEN GENIUS' –2.30 a.m. (£6.00) - Illustrated Talk
Historian and author Pamela Vass presents an appraisal of one of Great Torrington’s greatest inhabitants. Inventor, mathematician, printer, banker - Fowler is seen by many as the builder of the worlds first ‘calculating machine’.
TORRIDGE VALE CLUB, South St.
TV OD - 7.00 p.m. (£6.00)
Three great bands to fill the Torridge Vale.
A post-retirement-from-music no-pressure hobby band goes horribly wrong and this... this... howling creature... emerges from its grave, demanding to be heard. Remembering what it was once about and making it happen again.
Digging up garage bands from the '60s, UK punk from the '70s and nailing it back onto the dirty end of Britpop where it began for them. They are LANDSPEEDER
Sons of Gods
SONS OF GODS, bass lines cooler than the other side of the pillow and beats hard enough to make your teeth rattle.
Sons Of Gods live set has a nice balance between light and shade, there are in your face tracks such as The Boys In Blue and You Don't Know, as well as more sultry, simmering numbers. Think Queens Of The Stoneage, Arctic Monkeys, Pixies and you're getting there.
On Stage, Sons Of Gods are a powerhouse, full of energy and excitement.
They have featured on BBC Introducing and have been lucky enough to play some legendary venues including The Bull & Gate, The Half Moon, The Fleece and of course The Palladium Club.
Captal play with passion and mean what they say. In a world that is currently full of pain they sing with messages of hope, change can happen. You can be the change.
THE SQUARE / UNDERCROFT – TOWN HALL / THE STREETS
THROUGHOUT THE DAY – CHILDRENS / STREET THEATRE, ACTIVITIES with ‘Higher Beings’
HAIR BRAIDING, FACE PAINTING…..free - donations
STREET FOOD FROM 3PM
FREE CHILDRENS ACTIVITIES
11.30 CIRCUS SKILLS
12.00 PUNCH AND JUDY
12.30 CHILDRENS/ ADULTS/ OTHERS! - TASTER TO MORRIS DANCE WORKSHOP
How to have fun with a big stick! Morris dancing with attitude.
Your chance to learn a bit about morris dancing and be taught how to do a Border Morris Dance with live music. Suitable for complete beginners from age 7 to 70
1.30 STREET ENTERTAINMENT
2.00 CHILDRENS PROCESSION – ‘ WITH ……… SAMBA BAND’
3.00 PUNCH AND JUDY
4.00 CIRCUS SKILLS
STREET FOOD TRADERS / OTHER ATTRACTIONS
THE CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS.
7.30 – Concert (£5.00) THE KEBEL MARTIN PROJECT
A performance – music, words ++ by Great Torrington School to celebrate the work of Reverend Keble Martin
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