Dartington Community Choir: Elijah Great Hall, Dartington December 10, 2017
A week or so before Dartington Community Choir’s performance of Elijah took place, social-media site Facebook was somewhat buzzing, following a post from one of the orchestral musicians who would be playing on the night, commenting on some aspects of the oratorio which didn’t always seem to endear the work to everyone – listener or performer.
Devon Baroque return to Dartington after their summer break with a scintillating programme of music for String Orchestra and two stunning Concertos featuring the virtuoso musician Russell Gilmour on Natural Trumpet.
Kurt Perschke’s RedBall has been travelling around the UK, delighting, intriguing and engaging people of all ages.
Kurt told ArtsCulture: “People respond to the RedBall in different ways. All sorts of things happen, people want to take photos, they jump against it and so on. And then there’s another level to the project, which is about imagination.
“On the surface, the experience seems to be about the ball itself as an object, but the true power of the project is what it can create for those who experience it. It opens a doorway to imagine ‘What if?’.”
The RedBall Watch Danny Cooke’s film as he follows the rolling tour of the UK
The Telegraph Ways With Words Festival of Words and Ideas arrives at picturesque Dartington Hall on Friday, July 6. Local, national and international names in literature, history, broadcasting and journalism will flock to the 10-day event, now in its 21st year.
Ways with Words is offering Devon-based students the opportunity to attend this year’s festival at Dartington Hall for free. Over the years, the Ways With Words Bursary Scheme has enabled hundreds of young people to experience the festival as Rover-Pass holders.