The Save Dartington College Community Campaign has been launched to try and reverse the decision to tranfer Dartington College of Arts to Falmouth.
SAVE DARTINGTON COLLEGE Community Campaign was formed in November 2006 to encourage new and developing visions and roles for Dartington College of Arts and is rooted in the idea that the college, which dates back to 1961, belongs on the Dartington Hall Estate and should remain there in order to continue its unique, innovative work in the arts, education and the local communities of South Devon.
The Working group
Initially the core working group of the Campaign was restricted to roughly a dozen key members. In the first few months of the Campaign this group accomplished much in the fields of research and spreading information, consciousness-raising, public meetings and rallies, and generally challenging the proposed closure of Dartington College of Arts.
Since roughly May/June of 2007 the working group has changed to being open to all, and continues to research, apply pressure, lobby relevant elected and non-elected bodies, and organise further public events.
Those who have, at one time or another, have attended meetings have included lecturers at Dartington College and other educational institutions, students of Dartington past and present, practicing artists in various fields, a journalist, a lawyer, and local people with an urgent concern for the situation. All past and present activists remain committed to the aims of the Save Dartington College Campaign, and are kept informed of important development.
Regular meetings are held, usually on Wednesdays at 6 pm at the Royal Seven Stars Hotel, Fore Street, Totnes. These meetings are chaired, and consist of an open exchange of views about the situation, as well as getting on with the pressing business of campaigning. Anyone who would like attend a meeting, or offer help for any Campaign activities, should email this website at: