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                 4th October 2007


1.    Opening Party at the Food Festival

2.    Children's Day at the Food Festival

3.    Talking Tent at the Food Festival

4.    Britannia Book re-launch

5.    The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros Tonight!

6.    Small News



1.   Opening Party at the Food Festival

Date : Wednesday 10th October 2007
Place: Dartmouth Market Square
Time: 6:30 – 11:00

Main courses
• Bigbury Bay Oysters
• Whole roast sirloin with beetroot and courgette pesto dressing
• Whole grilled monkfish tail with tomato, garlic, caper and chilli sauce
• Leg of lamb Solvlakie (lemon, rosemary and parsley)
• Grilled scallops with Montpellier butter
• Roasted then grilled pork belly basted with sauce made from tomato, chilli, Star anise, cinnamon, cloves, fish sauce, tamari and Demerara sugar
• Whole grilled sardines cooked in foil with lemon
• Duck breast marinated in balsamic vinegar, capers and garlic

• Treacle tart
• Blackberry and almond tart
• Chocolate brownie
• Dartmouth Ice cream
• West Country Cheese table

The party is based in the Old Market Square and will be for 300 people. Oysters, champagne and wine bars, live music, great food, auctions and entertainment. The music will be more 'chill out' this year and a cleverly designed new menu will mean smaller queues and more chatting to the chefs that have cooked for you. Remember the party pays for the Festival, so if you want a Festival come to the party!  Buy your tickets from Browns Hotel.

You really have to come down for this fantastic event? 
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2.   Children's Day at the Food Festival

Date : Thursday 11th October 2007
Place: Dartmouth Market Square
Time: 9:30 – 5:30

As part of the Dartmouth Food Festival this year, all children in the area are invited to the Big Tea Time Adventure.  The aim is for children to come to the Market Square, have a drink and taste some great food in a relaxed atmosphere. We hope that in this way the Festival can reach a wider audience in the community and that our younger residents can get to experience first hand some wonderful local food.

There will be a series of stalls where children can talk to producers and taste some new and interesting foods. Running stalls will be:

Mark Lobb – fish. Tasting some unusual things like squid as well as some more regular fish. Fish identification.
Gara Barton – sausages. With tastings of less familiar sausage varieties like venison, chilli chocolate etc, and a chat about what goes into sausages
Spice Bazaar with spice tastings and some bhajis.
Riverford, - vegetables and soup. Weird veggies, raw fruit and veggies and exciting soups.
South Devon Chilli Farm – griddled chillies and bringing a variety of different chillies and plants to show. Maybe some chilli chocolate too.
Dartmouth Ice Cream Company – crazy ice cream not just plain vanilla.
Hazelwood House – tea and cakes. Will provide tea for adults and serve drinks to children.
Fermoys – cookies. Baking some interesting cookie variations
Jack Spratts – pizza – but not cheese and ham
Steve Manning – Strange food tales.

There will be apple juice from The Real Drink Company and a variety of other things to try as well as some competitions and other fun. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere of the Food Festival, meet some producers and taste some great local food - and it's completely free to all children in the area and any adults they care to bring along. Under 12's must be accompanied by an adult.   If you need to know more call David Jones on 01803 752943  Event sponsored by Dart Marina Hotel and Spa

To see the in depth program click here  then click on NEW,  you will see the link.

3.   Talking Tent at the Food Festival

The Royal Castle Hotel are generously sponsoring the Talking Tent at this year's Food Festival. The tent will be a 25ft diameter Yurt which will be erected on the Market Square car park. The tent will seat about 40 people and will be used for a variety of presentations and panels focussing on various aspects of Local Food.

To see the in depth program click here then click on NEW, you will see the link.


4.      Britannia Book re-launch

With 100 years plus of history to start with and new milestones and achievements constantly being made at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dr Jane Harrold and Dr Richard Porter are to release the new updated edition of their book “Britannia Royal Naval College Dartmouth – An Illustrated History” at the next Passing In/Passing Out Parade on Thursday 18th October.

Dr Harrold commented, ‘Following the tremendous sell-out success of the first edition we felt it would be a shame if there was no longer a history of the College available. The College holds a special place in many people’s hearts; from students past and present and their families to the people of Dartmouth for whom the College has been a place of work for generations and continues to dominate the life of the town. We are both very proud to think that the book we originally wrote for the College’s centenary will continue to be enjoyed by future generations.’

New material includes the Centenary celebrations in 2005 and also a page of illustrations recording the visit of Rt. Hon Tony Blair MP to BRNC, the first serving Prime Minister to do so. The First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sir Jonathan Band KCB ADC has provided a new Preface and the present Commodore, Martin Alabaster, has added his Postscript.

Apart from receiving stunning reviews, the first edition was the winner of the Sir Robert Craven Trophy 2005 for the authors’ “outstanding contribution to naval research”. This very local production includes being published by Richard Webb in Dartmouth.

5.    The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros  Tonight!

In this superbly acted film 12-year-old Maxi walks and sways his hips, high on life, laughing and joking with his playmates. Like any diva he has a wardrobe to die for - an assortment of sandals, shorts and shirts in every colour imaginable. His widowed father and brothers, who are devout Catholics, have turned to stealing mobile phones to earn a better living. Maxi cooks, cleans and sews for them and is their alibi when things go wrong.  However it all becomes complicated when he meets and falls for an unbribeable, by-the-book rookie cop, Victor - which spells disaster for the family operations.  Shot in the slums of Sampaloc, Manila, this remarkable film has captured audiences' imaginations and hearts around the globe. Don't miss it.

Guest tickets for sale in The Windjammer 7.30-7.55 £3.50
Our bar at The Guildhall opens at 7.30 - the film to be shown at 8pm approx.

6.     Small News  

  • Is it time to book your holiday in Dartmouth now? 
    Dartmouth self catering accommodation click here,   for Dartmouth B and B  click here,  for Dartmouth Hotels click here For a Tourist Guide to Dartmouth click here.

  • Competition in Dartmouth marketing is hotting up!  We have been told that The Dartmouth Directory is about to be re-launched in a new cutting edge format and consequently Dartmouth dot TV will be revamped itself afterwards! The TIC is coming out with its new guide which promises to be a 'coffee table' book. Dartmouth dot TV have always supported the TIC giving it a free link on their website for over a year now, and have relentlessly plugged the TIC in our weekly newsletters.

  • Saturday 29th September Jazz Evening Alf Resco's:  Kate Ryder the owner of Alf Resco's approached Dee Nutt, Chairman of Dartmouth Caring, with the offer of using the Café as a venue for a fundraising event.  She suggested inviting the Jazz singer Louise Parker who is well known in Dartmouth and already has a great following. It was a brilliant suggestion as the evening was a complete sell out without having to advertise. Kate, her staff and friends Ruth and Kate with Piers in charge of the kitchen served a fantastic 3 course meal at this wonderful venue. The evening was enhanced by the raffle, the first prize being a painting by local artist Stewart Edmondson, donated by Brenda and Paul at the D’Art Gallery;  this was won by Jenny Ford; the second and third prizes being £100 and £50 were won by Mr Peaker and Mrs Pocket, both of whom donated their prizes back to the charity. The evening was a great success due to the hard work of Kate and her helpers and the ambience created by Louise Parker.   Dee Nutt also wishes to thank Tim Hailstone and Terry Edwards from the Castle Café, Ronnie from Gifts For Gentlemen, Chris Otter from The Dartmouth Trading Co and Sally Mutton from Dartmouth Golf and Country Club for their sponsorship of Louise Parker. She was also extremely pleased that Stephen Corner and his wife Vicky from the Board of Directors of Noss Marina attended the evening.
    Special thanks to Kate at Alf Rescos for her very generous support to Dartmouth Caring - it is greatly appreciated when a local business donates their time and effort to a small charity like this, thank you.  Click here to see Alf Resco's web site?

  • We are still having problems sending out the weekly news and were working on it until lunchtime today.  Hopefully we will soon be able to return to regular delivery every Thursday at midday'ish.


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