News from Sharpham
Divertimento Concert this Friday
10/03/2014 11:03 am
Click here to book your tickets for our Divertimento String Quartet concert this Friday eve. The programme includes pieces by Mozart, Stravinsky and Grieg.
The performance will start from 7.30pm.
Sharpham cheese with bread and olives and salad leaves will be available to buy from the toasting room from 6pm and during the interval.
Adult concert tickets £15 - these can be booked online in advance. (Friends of Sharpham - concert tickets £10, which can be obtained from firstname.lastname@example.org or by showing your Friendship Card at the door)
Children 15 years and under - concert tickets are £7.50 and can be purchased on the door.
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. The Divertimento String Quartet, part of the Ensemble, will be performing on Friday night.
Mozart - String Quartet K. 387 in G, ‘The Spring'
Allegro vivace assai; Menuetto; Andante cantabile; Molto allegro
Igor Stravinsky - 3 pieces for String Quartet
Three very short studies in "popular, fantastic, and liturgical moods."
Edvard Grieg - String Quartet no 1 in G minor, Op 27
Un poco andante – Allegro molto ed agitato; Romanze – andantino;
Intermezzo- Allegro molto marcato – piu vivo e scherzando;
Finale – Lento – Presto al saltarello
Mary Eade studied the violin with Yehudi Menuhin and Frederick Grinke at the Yehudi Menuhin School. Student life took her to Freiburg in Germany, later returning to London and the Royal College of Music. She gave her Wigmore Hall debut in 1975 and has played many concertos notably with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, London Festival Orchestra, Tallis Chamber Orchestra, Ten Tors Orchestra and Taunton Sinfonietta. Her association with Divertimento has involved her in many concerts ranging from Piano Trios to Octets to Chamber Orchestral concerts.
Lindsay Braga (violin) studied at the Royal Northern College of Music with Richard Deakin and Wen Zu Li and has worked since with many orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Welsh National Opera, English National Ballet, the Goldberg Ensemble and Manchester Camerata. Since her move to Devon Lindsay has become highly sought after in Devon for both orchestral and chamber music playing. She is a member of the Ten Tors Orchestra and The Divertimento Ensemble.
Andrew Gillett’s (Viola) early studies were with Colin Sauer(violin) and Keith Lovell(viola) of the Dartington String Quartet. He went on to study viola at the Royal College of Music and the Hochschule für Musik in Frankfurt, Germany. He is a member of the Ten Tors Orchestra and the Divertimento Ensemble. Highly in demand as a freelance chamber and orchestral musician his musical interests are diverse – baroque, contemporary and all things in between, – he is sometimes to be found at ceilidhs, playing the fiddle long into the night.
Vicky Evans early cello studies were at the Royal College of Music Junior Department with Antonia Butler and later at The Central Tutorial School for Young Musicians in London (the predecessor of the Purcell School). She continued her musical training at Dartington College of Arts with Michael Evans, cellist of the Dartington String Quartet. He became her husband and she spent many years bringing up their five children before resuming a busy career as a freelance musician, music lecturer, manager of several chamber ensembles and orchestras, and director of Divertimento. As a chamber music player, she has performed with pianists Margaret Lynn and John Bryden, flautist Judith Hall, clarinettist Colin Parr, bassoonist Martin Gatt, violinist Malcolm Latchem.
Sponsors of Totnes Canoefest 2014
05/03/2014 2:37 pm
The Trust is pleased to be one of this year's sponsors of the 2014 Totnes Canoefest. This popular community event takes place each year along the river Dart. Sponsored crews of 10 paddlers race Longbow canoes in full view of huge and enthusiastic crowds who line the banks of Longmarsh. This year's event is on Sunday 20 July and we will have our own estate paddling team so make a date to come down and cheer us on!
This fun event, organised by the Rotary Club of Totnes, stages the event as part of their campaign to raise funds that can be made available to local charitable causes, which this year will be War Child, ShelterBox, Totnes Foodbank and the Daisy Play Centre, Totnes. It's a great family day out with side-shows, entertainments and a variety of charity and refreshment stalls to browse. So bring a picnic and watch the action!
Here's our team in 2012!
New Sharpham Programme out now
01/03/2013 3:35 pm
The new Spring 2014 Events Programme covering March, April and May is now out. You can download it here or request a printed copy.
New! The pdf below now has clickable event links, making it even easier to find what you are looking for! Hover over an event heading with your mouse and just click to read more about that event.
We have lots of opportunities for you to get out and about, enjoy something new or to be creative.
New events include foraging, making and preserving for your Spring larder, relaxing at a meditation and yoga retreat in the wonderful atmosphere of Sharpham House, finding out about badgers and spend a fascinating evening watching them, learning how to deal with conflict in your life and using mindfulness to help you deal with pain and illness.
Other events include developing your creative writing with acclaimed poet Alice Oswald, rising early to catch the birds' Dawn Chorus and then breakfasting over an open fire, stargazing and a visit to an observatory and poetry and yoga evenings.
All of these events are aimed at helping you enjoy Sharpham and its estate and sharing with us what makes Sharpham such a special place.
If you would like us to post you a copy, please let us know.