Dartmouth Art Society
Castle celebrates 25 years!
4. Ice Rink
Opens at Living Coasts
5. Lobster & Frites
1. Dartmouth Art
Barbara Bowers reports: Instead of their normal
meeting on Thursday 29th of November, Dartmouth Art Society
is pleased to welcome the well known artist, Ray Balkwill
who will be giving a demonstration of his work on
27th November at 2pm in Townstal Community Hall.
lives in Exmouth, has written four books and contributed
many articles to magazines as well as exhibiting his work
both locally and nationally. He works in watercolour, oil,
pastel and also mixed media.
Click here to see his
fascinating web site. For those who love art this is
an opportunity to see a master at work. Anyone wishing
further information should contact Elizabeth de Vries,
telephone 01803 770193.
Why not come down and have a dabble, or a drink in one
of our 14 bars? For
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Dartmouth team have been busy raising funds for the event due to
be held from
A Candlelit Auction was held at Café Alf Resco’s recently and
all 60 people who attended had a fantastic evening.
Auctioneer Nick Crossley from One Design had just the right mix
of encouragement and banter to push the grand total for the
evening to just over £4000. The lot to attain the highest bid
was a framed original of a Christmas Card design by Simon Drew,
while the most hotly contested lot was a Martin Proctor Limited
Edition donated by the D’Art Gallery.
Our picture shows
successful bidders Jane and Keith from Juste Moi with Paul and
Brenda from The D’Art Gallery and Piers from Alf’s who provided
the great food. The businesses of Dartmouth have been generous
in their sponsorship and auction donations and the Candlelit
Dartmouth event looks set to be a great occasion.
Put it in your diary
now and be sure to visit Dartmouth for some Christmas shopping
and to enjoy the magic of Dartmouth. For more information
Castle owners set to celebrate 25 years!
You may be aware that this coming April Mr and Mrs Way
will be celebrating their 25th year here at the Royal Castle
Hotel. To mark this momentous occasion they will be hosting a
party and taking the prices, the dress and the music back to
reflect how things were back in 1983! If you would like to
join us for the celebrations please
get in touch and if you
have any photos or hotel publications from previous years
please send them in for our collage. Any contributors will
be entered into a prize draw to win a bottle of champagne
1983 was a pivotal year, MTV was launched in the UK and
Michael Jackson's album 'Thriller' turned out to be the most
successful selling album of all time; 'Red Red Wine'
from UB40; The year of the very first CD player; My Little
Pony, ahhh .. Blockbusters: "can I have a 'P' please
Bob?"; Roland Rat was on TV; Eastenders had not been thought
of, and Dallas - Dynasty was in full swing, what great times
we all had..................
Ice Rink Opens at Living Coasts
Torbay’s first outdoor harbourside ice rink, Torbay’s coolest
attraction this Christmas, will be launched today Thursday 22nd
November. Local people are being invited to come and ‘chill out’
in a winter wonderland complete with music, lights, Christmas
trees and a festive rink-side creperie.
Beacon Quay is being transformed with a 15 metre by 14 metre
eco-friendly skating rink on the boat park opposite Living
Coasts. It will open to the public from 2pm on Thursday 22nd
November and will be open every day from 2pm to 9pm until 6th
Living Coasts’ David Reid said: “The rink is great for children
and adults alike – it’s a good value day out for families, great
fun for groups and a romantic evening by the water’s edge for
couples. It’s terrific exercise - and everyone on the ice will
be making a donation towards wildlife conservation as they enjoy
Music is being provided by Gemini FM, the rink will be lit with
blue floodlights and surrounded by giant Christmas trees
decorated with low energy LED fairy lights.
The rink is part of Living Coasts’ environmentally-friendly
Green Christmas. David explained: “Conventional outdoor ice
rinks use a huge amount of energy to create the ice and need
generators and chiller units which produce high carbon emissions
and use large amounts of water. This eco-friendly ice rink
requires no power at all - except the energy you exert when you
In addition, the synthetic ice rink is said to be the best
surface to learn on. “This type of ice rink is endorsed by the
National Ice Skating Association, who use it to get children
skating for the first time. The surface is easier and safer to
skate on than real ice, making it perfect for anyone who wants
to give it a go.” A 45 minute session is just ₤5.00 for
adults and ₤3.50 for children with a family ticket available and
big discounts on a joint ticket for the rink and Living Coasts.
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5. Lobster & Frites
James Brown Reports: On Saturday 24th November, we are
poaching lobsters to order, and then serving ½ a lobster with
lemon mayo frites and green salad. The price is £15 per person
and includes a glass of wine or beer. There will also be starter
nibbles available and a choice of desserts. It is advisable to
book - Tel : 01803 832572 or call in.
Sunday evenings until the end of the year.
We will continue our Sunday evening bar food until end the end
of the year. For £20 for two people we are offering a House
Tapas Plate with the addition of Dartmouth smokehouse smoked
chicken and salmon, a small green salad and bread. No need to
book, just turn up! Check out their web site by
New Flavours of Winter Menu at Wildfire
Traditionally reared Devon beef, superb seafood landed on local
boats, orchard fruits and rich cheeses from local artisan
cheesemakers. 2 courses for £12.50 or 3 courses for £15.00
Available Monday - Thursday for Lunch and Dinner. Offer
available until 20th March 2008 excl. 23 December 2007 - 2 Jan
2008. Subject to availability.
Complimentary Ferry Travel, to help you get to us we will be
offering, for a limited time only, a Complimentary return ferry
trip on the Dartmouth Higher Ferry. Please call for details or
to book your table. The hotel was recently awarded 4 AA stars
in October 2007
With the somewhat younger pictures of Nigel and Ann Way
above, we thought you would like to guess who these two
handsome people are ?
To prompt you on the year, Frank Howe & Son had a 'Menswear
For All Occasions' shop at 1 Foss Street and 'In Stitches'
was a haberdashery and children's clothes shop at 19 Newcomen
Hilary Bastone had long hair and wore the Regatta Chain.
Richard & Wendy Rendle had the 'Light House' in Palladium