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28/03/2014 3:07 pm

PARZIVAL is an exciting new outdoor theatre version of an ancient myth that follows the adventures of a young man into maturity via his quest for Holy Grail. This ambitious promenade performance piece  will take place across the Sharpham Estate this July and builds upon a joint Artist Residency carried out by leading English playwright Peter Oswald and the internationally acclaimed writer and story-teller Martin Shaw.

Parzival is an ancient myth, which tells of a young man deliberately hidden from fate and cut off from nature. In discovering human society, the young Knight finds his way to the Holy Grail – symbolising, among many other things, the divine feminine in nature. His first encounter with the Grail is a failure. He must endure many more trials before he is at last able to embrace all that the Grail represents – to become the Grail King. 

Parzival will explore our relationship to the natural world through the lens of an ancient myth, and offers an excellent opportunity to work with Peter Oswald, Martin Shaw, and West End Director, Harry Burton.

Registering your interest for tickets

The performances will be from 15-20 July.

Please contact Erica on marketing@sharphamtrust.org to register your interest in purchasing tickets and we will contact you as soon as they go on sale.

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!

Sharpham estate team in canoe fest

Click here to go to more the festival page.

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.

Get in touch

If you would like to know more about the information on this page, please contact:

Tel: 01803 732708 Email:marketing@sharphamtrust.org

Address: The Sharpham Trust, Sharpham House, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon TQ9 7UT