2. Michael Leaves
3. Fund Raiser at Alf's
6. Cloudy Bay
7. Small News
A mixed exhibition featuring
eight artists depicting the human form begins at Baxters,
Dartmouth on Friday 24th October.
Paintings from Judy Symons, David Beer, Tim Odescalchi and
Nicola King will be shown alongside etchings from Anita Klein,
ceramics from Karen James and Vivienne Ross and sculptures from
Jo Seccombe. From the striking to the beautiful, the witty to
the mysterious there is a naked form everyone can identify with.
The exhibition coincides with Dartmouth Galleries week where
most of the Dartmouth Galleries all launch an exhibition on the
same evening. It is a great atmosphere and the event gives the
opportunity of exploring a wide range of new art, many by
artists who are exhibiting in Dartmouth for the first time.
So why not pop down this Friday from 6pm – 9pm for a glass
of wine or two?
Contact Baxters on 01803 39000
or click here to
see their gallery.
Michael Leaves Dartmouth
It was with a mixture of sadness and
happiness that the parishes of Dartmouth and Dittisham said
farewell to the Revd Michael Macey on Sunday. After three and a
half years as Curate, he and his wife Emma are off to
Westminster Abbey where Michael has been appointed Minor Canon.
Amongst his many leaving gifts was a beautiful, hand stitched
and embroidered cope, made by the parish embroiderers Sue, Joan,
Edwina and Josie with panels depicting places of significance in
his life so far. It was presented to Michael at the beginning of
his last Eucharist service in the town, which was attended by
over 200 people, a sure mark of the affection and respect which
he has developed in his time here.
We wish them both every success and happiness for the future.
The second Candlelit Dartmouth event
will be held on the 12th and 13th December.
Last year’s event proved to be absolutely magical with
processions of beautiful handmade willow and paper lanterns
winding through the narrow streets of Dartmouth. Saturday 1st
November will see a workshop at the Community College with
lanterns being made with materials kindly donated by Dartmouth
This year the procession will take place from 6pm on Friday 12th
December culminating in the greeting of Santa as he arrives from
the river. Stilt-walkers, musicians and fairies will also
accompany the parade. There will be late night shopping, a
market in the Avenue Gardens, musicians and carol singing at the
Bandstand. The park and ride will be free of charge and will run
On Saturday there will be two markets – in The Avenue Gardens
and in the Old Market alongside the Farmer's Market. There will
also be entertainers such as a Samba band parading the streets
and some of the shops will have special offers. Dartmouth has
great mix of shops and galleries for doing your Christmas
shopping and you’re sure to find something different. Parking
will be free of charge on this day and again there will be free
park and ride.
Raffle tickets for fund-raising of the event are being sold with
a first prize of a Jeroboam of Vintage Champagne. Prizes will be
drawn at the Candlelit knees-up – a great party on Sat 13th
December featuring Sax Appeal at the Guildhall. For more info
Dartmouth Players and the Dartmouth School of Performing Arts
are joining forces for this year’s pantomime production of
Sleeping Beauty at the Flavel Theatre in December. Once again
lyrics and music are by Norman Cork. “The Dartmouth Players are
one of the very few local drama groups in the country who have
an effective creative team capable of producing and performing
good quality original work. This unique approach is one we will
be taking into our eightieth year in 2009 so watch this space!”
'Sleeping Beauty' runs between 28th and 31st December. Tickets
on sale from the Flavel box office (01803) 839530
Chris Jones from the
Marina Hotel reports: I have a Cloudy Bay dinner at Wildfire
Bistro on Wednesday 19th November.
Cloudy Bay is an iconic NZ wine that has a huge following. It is
very rare and most establishments only have a small allocation
to sell. We have been chosen to host a Cloudy Bay dinner at
Wildfire. This is in conjunction with the arrival in November of
our new wine list. We are proud to be listing five Cloudy Bay
wines on the new list. The event will be hosted by Bruce
Nancarrow (Wine Estates Brand Manager) and Nick Sarsfield (Moet
Hennessy UK). I have approximately 40 covers to sell.
The price is £75 per person to include canapés, four courses and
coffee. A different Cloudy Bay wine will be served with the
canapés and each of the four courses. You can see the
fantastic menu by
and Cloudy Bay's web site by
- Nothing much this
week, apart from the sunny days and the beautiful weather!
Why not come and
The view from the Castle last week
copyright Dave Cawley, & others.