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3RD ARCHIMEDES SCREW FEST

The 3rd Annual Archimedes Screw Fest celebrates the River Dart and its most spectacular new landmarks – the twin turbines of the Totnes Weir hydropower scheme.

Event date: 6th October, 2018
Time: 10am-4pm
Admission: Free

Join us as we celebrate the many ways we all care for the River Dart – we support clean energy, make art, write poetry, stop plastic getting in to it, learn about biodiversity, become citizen scientists, notice problems, track and log wildlife, swim, boat and fish considerately…

There will be loads of fun activities going on all day, rain or shine…

  • Turbine Tours at 12 noon and 3pm
  • Eureka! Meet Archimedes in person
  • Citizen Science and rivers bugs with Westcountry Rivers Trust
  • Join in with the “Plastic Free Salmon” art project
  • Find out about BLC’s pilot Dart Charter on the Dartington Estate
  • Learn about more community energy investment opportunities
  • Yummy arancini (Archimedes favourite snack) from The Kitchen Table

The Screw Fest is Tour Stop #4 on Transition Town Totnes’ Eco Homes Weekend trail. Here’s the full programme.

A big thanks to Totnes Renewable Energy Society and Fishtek Consulting for sponsoring the event.

Location: The site is accessible via foot- and cycle-path from Totnes to Dartington – it’s about half a mile upstream of Totnes town centre. It’s a lovely easy walk on flat ground. No parking nearby.

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