News from Sharpham
NEW Summer Programme out now
20/05/2013 11:41 am
Download our new Summer activities programme here.
New date for opening of Sharpham Meadow Natural Burial Ground
02/05/2013 12:03 pm
We will now be celebrating the opening of our natural burial ground overlooking the beautiful River Dart on Saturday 22 June instead of 11 May.
Bad weather has caused our contractors to build up a backlog of work and they are still working on the ground. We expect the ground to be open for the 22 June.
The opening event will be a chance to discover all about having a natural burial, from felt shrouds and personalised ceremonies to wicker coffins. The ground will be open from 3pm and will end at dusk. A barbecue of Sharpham produce and light refreshments will be available.
02/05/2013 11:37 am
We have two concerts planned for June and July. The first will be on 21 June and will be produced by Ros Walker and performed by Global Harmony, Viva and Skylark.
This song cycle will capture the beauty and depth of Alice Oswald’s long poem, Dart and the river Dart. The performance will feature both large choral pieces and intimate trio interpretations of the original songs. Songs will be connected by readings from the poem by Alice, and the stunning views of the river from Sharpham will complete the event.
The second concert will take place on 5 July and features the Divertimento String Quartet. their programme will feature Shubert, Beethoven and Hadyn. The Divertimento Ensemble was formed in 2004 to perform major works of chamber music. This flexible-sized group of well-known professional musicians delights their audiences in their regular concerts and varied programmes.
We will be posting more information about these two events on our website in the next couple of weeks and telling you how much the tickets are and where you can get them.
New 2013 Date: Sustaining Ourselves through Mindfulness
02/05/2013 11:35 am
Our popular Sustaining Ourselves course is back on the 5-8 Sept 2013. It will be run by Duncan Moss and Sarah Delfont.
This course is for you if you are in need of rest, renewal, reflection and inspiration and would like to learn to sustain yourself in daily life. We will be posting more information about this event on our website in the next couple of weeks.
Lost in Paradise Community Poetry on 1 Sept
02/05/2013 11:31 am
Lost in Paradise will be a community reading of the whole of Milton's Paradise Lost from ten in the morning to ten at night on the 1st of September.
This poem, which grew out of Milton’s engagement with the English Civil War, will be performed at Crowmell’s table in the Guildhall. Audience members can come and go as they wish.