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                 10th January 2008



1.    A look back at 2007 in Dartmouth

2.    Christmas Eve Snow

3.    The Tempest

4.    Kim & David celebrate their Marriage!

5.    Dartmouth Lifeboat, the real one!

6.    Edith Piaf in Dartmouth tonight?

7.    Small News


1A look back at 2007 in Dartmouth

One picture for every month, do you remember?













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2.    Christmas Eve Snow

A funny thing happened on Christmas Eve at Johnny Chick's shop " Rod O'Reely ", the whole town came out and sang Christmas Carols.  And guess what, it snowed!  (well that's what we thought!)

3.     The Tempest

Rain, wind, lightning and thunder forecast this August at Dartmouth Castle when the Inn Theatre Company celebrate Dartmouth Shakespeare Week with their production of The Tempest.

Dartmouth Shakespeare Week has become one of the town’s leading annual events and attracts top theatrical talent from all over South Devon.

The Tempest requires many different actors, from Prospero - one of the largest roles written by Shakespeare, to non speaking parts.  In fact there’s something for everyone who would like to get involved in this exciting production.

The Director, Jane Windsor-Smith, is especially keen to find a strong actress in her late teens or twenties to play Miranda, Prospero’s daughter who falls in love in the play along with lots of men to fill the many different roles, both large and small.  Other opportunities exist for musicians to play and perform live each night. Those who can play traditional instruments would be especially welcome.

Anyone who would like to be involved in this year’s production is invited to auditions on January 23rd at the Guildhall, Dartmouth from 7.30pm onwards. If you're interested in being in the production and can’t make the auditions, or you need any further information contact Jane on 01803 295332 or email  The production will be from August 5th - 9th.

4.   Kim & David celebrate their Marriage!

Didn't we have a lovely time, the day we went to Eastnor ... The weekend  before Christmas a group of Kim (Dart's) friends and relations travelled from Dartmouth to Gloucestershire to join in the celebration of Kim and  David's wedding at Eastnor Castle near Ledbury, which was the perfect  fairytale setting for a Masqued Ball. All the guests entered into the  spirit of the event, the ladies wearing stunning evening gowns and the men in black tie garb, all with masks to match. The champagne flowed, the food  was delicious and we were entertained by one of Australia's famous "dames".  With dancing through to midnight, we were all sorry to have to return to our "carriage" for the trip home.  Just the thing to put us all in the mood for Christmas.
Thank you David and Kim and all our best wishes for your future happiness.

5.   Dartmouth Lifeboat, the real one!

John Fenton reports:  The photo last week was of the Torbay Inshore Lifeboat at Paignton.  We work closely with our flank stations but that would have been a journey too far! The photo however did clearly show Torbay’s new IB1 D class inshore lifeboat and we shall be getting an identical boat later this year in Dartmouth paid for by a single donation to the Dartmouth Lifeboat Appeal. We were however called out on Christmas Day to investigate a dinghy floating out of the river on the ebb tide. The boat turned out to be empty and a search was made of the area before it was returned to its parent yacht moored in the Dart. The owner has promised to invest in a new mooring line! At least those who had volunteered to be “on the wagon” and to man the boat over the festive period could go home with an inner glow of satisfaction, even if was not due to a hot toddy.

6.  Edith Piaf in Dartmouth tonight?

Dartmouth Film Society's first film of 2008 is LA VIE EN ROSE to be shown at The Guildhall today, Thursday 10th January.
From the streets of the cutthroat Belleville district of Paris to the dazzling limelight of New York's most glamorous concert halls, Edith Piaf's life was a constant battle to sing and survive, to live and love.

Raised in abject poverty, surrounded by hookers and pimps, Edith's magical voice made her a star on both sides of the Atlantic. Her passionate romances and friendships with some of the greatest names of the period - Yves Montand, Jean Cocteau, Charles Aznavour, Marlene Dietrich and boxing world champion Marcel Cerdan - made her a household name, as did her memorable live performances and beautiful renditions of songs that were listened to by audiences across the globe. 

But despite her determination to deny her tragic destiny, the "Little Sparrow" as she was known flew so high that she could not fail to burn her wings. Guest tickets available from The Windjammer £3.50 7.30-7.55
Our bar at The Guildhall opens at 7.30 - the film to be shown at 8pm approx.

7.     Small News  

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