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ROHLive Swan Lake

Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet. The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece filled with iconic moments. Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and co... Read More >>

Michael Ball & Alfie Boe: Back Together. (12A)

The world’s ultimate musical duo, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are ‘Back Together’ and set to delight cinema audiences up and down the country with the final show of their UK tour at the O2 Arena. Hot on the heels of their star turns in the West End’s phenomenally successful staged concert of Les Misérables, Ball and Boe’s sensational voices and irresistible chemistry will undoubtedly light up the big screen. Tickets: £15.00 Read More >>

Opera Cafe

We’re delighted to welcome Ian Bloomfield (aka The Galloping Maestro and local boy since 1977) back to the Flavel, with his newly written production of Opera Café - a story about the famous Singing Waiters, which draws on Ian’s own colourful experience as one of the first singing waiters in the UK. The Opera Café was one of the first classical productions at the Dart Music festival 20 years ago, where they performed in Bayard’s Cove. Since then they have returned with other productions unde... Read More >>

EOS - Easter in Art

The story of Christ's death and resurrection has dominated western culture for the past 2000 years. It is perhaps the most significant historical event of all time, as recounted by the gospels but, equally, as depicted by the greatest artists in history. Shot on location in Jerusalem, United States and throughout Europe, this beautifully crafted film explores the different ways artists have depicted the Easter story through the ages and thus depicts the history of us all. All tickets £12.0... Read More >>

David Attenborough: Life on Planet Earth (TBC)

In Cinemas for one night only April 16. One man has seen more of the natural world than any other. This unique feature documentary is his witness statement. In his 93 years, David Attenborough has visited every continent on the globe, exploring the wild places of our planet and documenting the living world in all its variety and wonder. Now, for the first time he reflects upon both the defining moments of his lifetime as a naturalist and the devastating changes he has seen. Honest, reve... Read More >>

BACK TO THE 80s - RIVIERA DOGS

Admittedly the 80s were responsible for some truly awful stuff. Neon. Shoulder pads. Mullets! But, despite the questionable fashion choices and horrendous hair, there was some great music. Riviera Dogs are a well-known, polished and very popular 5 piece band based in Torquay delivering fantastic music from the decades that taste forgot. Join us for a boppy evening you won't forget, with guaranteed hip gyration, possibly even full blown dad dancing...... and no Rick Astley! Kindly sponso... Read More >>

ROHLive Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci

Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt. The award-winning production by Damiano Michieletto presents vividly the fast-moving, shocking events brought about by secret love and uncontrollable jealousy. The music is full of Italianate melody in the great choruses that bring the villagers together in celebration and revelry, alongside the solo arias and tense confrontations t... Read More >>

An Evening with David Dimbleby

Dart RNLI... Invite you to The Flavel Arts Centre for a relaxed evening in conversation with ....... David Dimbleby , as he chats about his life in broadcasting and his love of the Dart and sailing! Tickets £15 Read More >>

CARA DILLON: Folk at the Flavel

Cara Dillon, one of the most outstanding performers on the UK folk scene, continues the Folk at the Flavel series. Born in County Derry, Cara has risen to be one of the finest exponents of Irish song as well as, with husband and musical partner Sam Lakeman, steering an eclectic musical path combining the traditional with the contemporary. She has had a number of successful albums and tours extensively either with Sam or a full band appearing in concert halls and at festivals the world over. Cara... Read More >>
VE Day 75

Fri 8 May

19:30

VE Day 75

It is remembered as one of the most joyous days in history, with vast crowds filling central London and street parties across the land as Britain marked Victory in Europe on May 8, 1945. Now, 75 years on, the whole country is preparing to celebrate all over again. The show, features the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, the Military Wives Choirs, special guests, VIPs, members of Sir Winston Churchill’s family and, above all, the veterans, will be broadcast live to more than 400 cinemas on t... Read More >>

Matthew Bourne's: The Red Shoes

The Double Oliver Award-Winning Smash Hit Returns..... A sell-out for its world premiere in 2016, Matthew Bourne’s triumphant adaptation of the legendary film returns to London, having won two Olivier Awards and dazzled audiences across the UK and the USA. The Red Shoes is a tale of obsession, possession and one girl's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion. Set to the... Read More >>

NTLIve: The Welkin

One life in the hands of 12 women. Rural Suffolk in England, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, a young woman is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder. When she claims to be pregnant, a jury of 12 matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she’s telling the truth, or simply trying to escape the noose. With only midwife Lizzy Luke prepared to defend the girl, and a mob baying for blood outside, the matrons wrestle with their new authority, and the devil in their m... Read More >>

ROHLive The Dante Project

Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice. In this new work, The Royal Ballet’s trailblazing Resident Choreographer... Read More >>

Postcards from Dartmouth Event

“Postcards from Dartmouth” An opportunity to own an original artwork – but which one? The Flavel has invited professional and local artists to contribute a postcard sized painting to be hung in the Flavel Gallery. Art lovers can buy a numbered ticket for £35. We will only sell as many tickets as we have original artworks so every ticket will win a striking piece of art! The ‘postcards’ will be available for viewing from 4th May 2020 in the Flavel Gallery. On Friday 29th May 5:30pm -... Read More >>

Fairport Convention

Folk at the Flavel are proud to welcome to the Flavel the band credited with launching folk rock in the UK and one of the most iconic bands of any genre, Fairport Convention. Fairport have been entertaining music lovers for over half a century but one thing has remained the same - Fairport’s passion for performance. This is reflected in a busy touring schedule and of course the famous annual Fairport Convention Cropredy Festival which has just celebrated its 40th year. Their performance will ... Read More >>

ROHLive Elektra

Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director Christof Loy. This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere. Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of exquisite tenderness in his first Strauss interpretation for The Royal Opera since 2002. The outst... Read More >>

Leon McCawley (piano)

One of Britain’s foremost pianists, Leon McCawley has forged a highly successful career since winning first prize in the 1993 International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna and second prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition the same year. Since then, his concert performances and extensive discography have established him as a pianist of great integrity and variety, bringing freshness and vitality to Classical, Romantic and 20th century repertoire. PROGRAMME: HAYDN: Sonata in ... Read More >>
Nancy Kerr and James Fagan

Sat 27 Jun

19:30

Nancy Kerr and James Fagan

Folk at the Flavel are delighted to welcome for a first visit one of the most celebrated duos in the folk world, Nancy Kerr and James Fagan. Nancy is one of the most iconic folk musicians of her generation, and has to date won six BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards including Best Duo (With James Fagan) in 2003 and 2011 and Folk Singer of the Year in 2015. As well as an extensive touring schedule Nancy has a prolific recording career stretching back to 1993. As well as the duo with James, her recent work... Read More >>
Sue Finn & Jo Highley:piano duet

Fri 24 Jul

17:30

Sue Finn & Jo Highley:piano duet

Sue Finn and Jo Highley are an established duet pair and, in this concert, they present a programme of Spanish and South American duet music, focussed on dance and including Moszkowski, de Falla and Piazzolla. Sue and Jo met fourteen years ago on the first day of a piano teacher-training course. They live at opposite ends of the country - Kingsbridge and East Yorkshire - but enjoy meeting regularly to explore the rich piano duet repertoire. £10.00 to include a post performance glass of wine ... Read More >>
The Magic of Yusuf – Cat Stevens

Sat 10 Oct

19:30

The Magic of Yusuf – Cat Stevens

Keith James presents an honest and loving reflection of the timeless and insightful music of Yusuf - Cat Stevens. The amassed body of music from this hugely popular and sincerely adored singer/songwriter made for a collection of 'must have' records across a whole generation. Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat were on everyone's turntables and on every radio station, live versions are played in concerts, bars and on the world's beaches to this day. Songs such as Wild World, Fath... Read More >>
NICHOLAS MEIER and PETE OXLEY

Sat 5 Dec

19:30

NICHOLAS MEIER and PETE OXLEY

Expect a dazzling display of contemporary fare, ranging from Turkish panache, Latin American soundscapes to English pastoralism played on nylon and steel string, electric, 12 string, fretless, slide, guitar-synth, glissentar guitars and more! The Oxley-Meier Guitar Project began their collaboration in 2015 and after 3 International tours and appearances at several major jazz festivals they perform with a spontaneity and intuitive interplay that keeps them fresh and fired up for each performan... Read More >>