Tantra & Healing Arts
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6. Small News
A view on
the stroll from the town to the castle
The wonderful thing about
Dartmouth, is that every week something fun happens, and most
weeks several fun things! Last weekend, despite the
showers the best small regatta took place in Kingswear.
The creek is lovely and the grassy area at the end was heaven
made for this ultimate village fete/regatta. Shown here
are the "Animal Quackers" rowing team!
Cheers! Itís stopped raining!
Pretty Cheerleaders had plenty to
smile about last week as the sun shone on their display. Gemma,
Larissa and Phoebe held Amy aloft outside the Pigs Palace at the
Zoo-in-a-Farm at Woodlands. The 14 girls aged between 11 and 17
are part of the Cannons Cheerleading team who cheer on the
Cannons Basketball Team at Marjons University in Plymouth.
Rain or shine, Woodlands
is a great place for a day out,
to see more.
Jonathan Dimbleby presents BBC
Lifeline Appeal for Dartmouth charity
Did you know? There is a small charity in Dartmouth working to
help deaf children to understand spoken language so that they
can communicate with their families and learn to read and write.
The charity will feature in a BBC Lifeline Appeal this month to
show why itís needed.
90% of deaf children are born to hearing parents with no
experience of deafness and no way of communicating in their own
language with their new baby. Even with modern technology, many
children just canít hear enough to make sense of speech, while
British Sign Language is a totally different language from
English and takes several years to learn; meanwhile the deaf
child is effectively excluded from family life. National Deaf
Childrenís Society have reported: ďIt is estimated that 81%
of parents with a deaf child never learn to communicate with
It has been chosen as one of the few
charities to feature in the BBC TV Lifeline Appeal and they are
delighted that Jonathan Dimbleby has presented the programme for
them. It will be broadcast on Sunday 17th August at 16:45 on BBC
1 and Wednesday 20th August at 11am on BBC 2
If you would like to help, you can donate online at
or by cheque to the Cued Speech Association UK at 9 Jawbone
Hill, Dartmouth TQ6 9RW. All donations will be very gratefully
Dartmouth Festival of Tantra & Healing Arts
Kerry reports: As a
run up to our festival from the 4th to 7th December, we are
putting on a number of events and I wondered if you could
include some details on your website.
I will be running weekly meditation/relaxation sessions in the
library of the Royal Castle Hotel from Tuesday 2nd September
(donations to Dartmouth Caring). We are also organising a series
of talks and intro to Tantra workshops in Dartmouth and at the
Seven Stars in Totnes.
We have started to post some information on our website,
click here to
see it. There was an awful amount of interest last year,
so book your accommodation now?
man in Australia & why this weekly news letter is so important
Hugh Prothero reports:
Here are the Dartmouth expats enjoying their Devon & West
Country Association "Christmas in July" party in Adelaide South
Expats are all over the world and
they come back to visit and spend money.
Which brings us to why we produce this newsletter. Dave &
Jill Cawley produce it to give local people an idea of what is
happening in and around the town and a taste if they missed it,
and also to encourage quality tourism. The days of 400 men
crossing the river to work at Noss every day are sadly gone and
Dartmouth relies on tourism to stay alive. The many pubs,
bars and restaurants, not to mention our fun specialty shops all
need tourists to come and spend money. Dave often says "my
old Grandad lived to 95 years of age, that gives me another
nearly 40 years left. I want to be able to walk along the
embankment in 40 years time on a rainy February day, and find
the town alive, the pubs merry, and get a buzz from my life in
Dartmouth. We can achieve this if we make Dartmouth the
quality destination of choice and our efforts seem to be
Michael Cozens the South Hams
District Council's Economic Development Officer has said
"Dartmouth News is the best thing I have seen from Dartmouth in
a long time" We know we are doing the right thing, but no
man can live on bread alone.
We really need all local businesses to advertise on our sister
website www.dartmouth.tv ,
it doesn't cost much and you will be helping secure the future
of Dartmouth. And we need some major sponsors of this
newsletter please? If you want to help send us a pledge or
an e-mail by
Come and enjoy a barbecue and
an evening of jazz at St Petrox Church on Friday 15 August
at 6.30pm. Tickets are £5 each. Contact Simon (835543),
Michael (839687) or Jill in the Parish Office, St Saviour's
Church on 835540. Or just come along and pay on the night.
- Dartmouth dot TV
have started sending renewals out for advertising on
The website is currently the second highest Dartmouth Web
Site ranked on Google and Yahoo. These two search engines
make up 92% of all referrals, it's very important to be high
on both of them.
- Why not come and
Dartmouth B and B
A Tourist Guide
The beautiful Royal Avenue Gardens
Images copyright Dave
Cawley & others.