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2.   Food Festival is coming!

 
3.    Trade Talk
 

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Reflections on the river

1.    I'm not Scared,  tonight at the Guildhall

This beautifully filmed tale of friendship and loyalty is also a gripping coming-of-age thriller.

It is 1978 in Southern Italy, and 10-year-old Michele is enjoying his summer, running through the wheat fields and exploring abandoned houses with his friends and his little sister. One day he discovers a covered pit in which a wild young boy is imprisoned. What feels like just another adventure to Michele soon grows into an enormous mystery as he struggles to make sense of who the boy is and who's responsible for keeping him there.

Guest tickets are for sale in The Windjammer 3.50 from 7.30-7.55

Our bar at The Guildhall opens at 7.30 - the film to be shown at 8pm approx.

The film's vivid visual style immediately transports the viewer to the parched Italian summer, with its golden fields, brilliant blue skies and brightly coloured clothing.  All the performances are superb, from the excellent (and novice) child cast to solid supporting adults. Watching Michele learn both positive and negative realities about the world around him is both fascinating and deeply moving.

2.    Food Festival is coming!  8, 9, 10, 11, 12 October 2008

Wednesday
Grand Opening Party 6:30pm - 11:00pm click here to see it

Thursday
Children's Festival 9:00am -  3:00pm
Rotary Young Chiefs Competition 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Big Tea Party 4:00pm - 5:30pm, Market Square click here to see it
Patrons' Champagne Reception 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Food Quiz at Cafe Alf Resco 7:00pm

Friday
Tasting Menus @ bars and restaurants thought town
Folk Party  n Sausage n Cider in the market 7:00pm 11.00pm

Saturday
Farmers' Market, Market Square 9:00am - 2:00pm
Food market, Market Square 9:00a - 5:00pm
Cooking demonstrations, Market Square
Cooking Shacks, Market Square 10:00am - 4:00pm
Tasting Menus @ bars and restaurants throughout town

Sunday
Tasting Menus @ bars and restaurants throughout town
Cooking Shacks, Market Square 10:00am - 3:00pm
Fiesta Hog Roast lunch time, Market Square 10:00am - 3:00pm
John Burton Race - Race (a food treasure hunt race!) 10:00am - 3:00pm

And to see everything in detail, click here!
 

3.  Trade Talk

This is really for accommodation providers in Dartmouth.

Are you on the Dartmouth dot TV website?
There are a few websites that cover Dartmouth.  But only one where accommodation providers get real bookings, and that is ours!  Why? because we have more feature rich content than anyone, more pictures, more news, it's easy to navigate, and it exudes class and quality, just like Dartmouth!  But the owners of Dartmouth dot TV are also proactive in promoting Quality Tourism for Dartmouth.  We do not believe in "area" marketing, but we do believe in "destination marketing".  Dartmouth is Dartmouth, it is beautiful, we will concentrate solely on Dartmouth and its surrounding villages, no more, no less.  We will never 'dilute' our marketing efforts.  Check to see your entry right now by clicking here, if you haven't paid, it isn't going to be there in 2 weeks time!!

 

Are you getting enough bookings?
It is possible to let out a self catering apartment in Dartmouth for 45 weeks a year.  It is also possible for a B&B to have 95% occupancy during the main season.  There are places in Dartmouth that achieve this, and some which fall well short, why?


Clearly your property must be recently decorated and have contemporary or classic furniture.  Most holidaymakers expect to find the same standard and often better decoration and furnishings than they have at home.
But perhaps the most important thing is responding to e-mails promptly.  The owners of the 45 week a year flat realised that if an email was not answered within 2 hours, the booking was lost.  Don't wait two weeks to answer, check your e-mail every hour, and respond positively, suggest alternative weeks if you are full.  And point them to your website.  Make sure every e-mail you send has your website and telephone number, you can do this automatically using a 'signature' on Outlook Express.

4.    Small News
 
  • A self catering owner in Dartmouth was charged 700 for a website, and then asked for 200 to update it!  The Dartmouth dot TV crew will make you a website for 175.00 all in, and free updates!  This includes VAT, copy writing, design, photography, domain name purchases and web hosting.  Nothing more to pay, we do it all.  Click here if you are interested?  Oh, and it doesn't have to be in Dartmouth, you may have a knitting shop in Knightsbridge?
     
  • The World's Biggest Coffee Morning
    Thanks to the generosity of the Dart Marina Hotel you can get a coffee and a biscuit for 2.00 next Friday 26 September between 10.00am and 12 noon and help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support's local projects.  There will be a cake stall, raffle and Christmas cards for sale!!
     
  • On Wednesday evening 24 September, Dartmouth Guides and Brownies are doing their bit to help by holding their own coffee 'evening' from 6.30 - 8.00pm in St Clement's Church Hall.

The inimitable Kevin Pyne, to see his books click here.

 

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