Not There tonight!
Rosettes and a Strawberry
4. The F
Word comes to Dartmouth?
6. Small News
Last Friday evening was time to
chill out as Dartmouth's art galleries opened in the evening.
With plenty of time and a chilled Chardonnay or two, this was
the place to buy presents for friends and consider revamping
your own art collection. Many of the artists were present
and selling quite well. However, buying on the spot is not
essential, so next time we announce one, you really ought to
The Dartmouth TV crew were intrigued
by an exhibit in Baxters, simply called "Sticky Fingers"
comprising a beautiful bowl of lollies (see above 3rd down on
the left). We pondered on whether it was in the £200 or
£300 price region, but then Sarah brought us down to earth
telling us it was just £4.75, or eat as many as you like for
free, humbled, we ate heartily... Check out the galleries
in Dartmouth by
Not There - tonight!
Although "I'm Not There" is "
inspired by the music and many lives of Bob Dylan" there is
no character actually called Bob Dylan in it. What Todd
Haynes does instead is to create six different characters,
each representing a different aspect of the musician's life
and work and each with their own story, which occasionally
interacts with one of the others.
They include Marcus Carl Franklin, an 11-year-old black
American kid, as "Woody", a railroad-car-hopping,
guitar-wielding, self-proclaimed legend; Christian Bale as
"Jack Rollins", who takes the Greenwich village folk scene
of the early 1960s by storm; Heath Ledger as "Robbie", an
introverted actor playing a Dylan-like figure in a Hollywood
film; Richard Gere as bearded recluse "Billy", his name
apparently an allusion to the music Dylan contributed to Sam
Peckinpah's Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid (1973), and
finally Cate Blanchett as "Jude Quinn", the mumbling,
mop-haired, rake-thin revolutionary
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
Two Rosettes and a Strawberry
Mark Streeter, Executive
Head Chef and his team at the Dart Marina Hotel & Spa in
Dartmouth, are celebrating for two reasons – firstly that
the Hotel’s River Restaurant has been awarded two AA
Rosettes in recognition of its high standards of cuisine,
and secondly a Strawberry icon which illustrates the Hotel’s
commitment to using regional food.
Mark Godfrey, MD of Dart Marina Hotel & Spa said: “The two
AA Rosette award is something we have been committed to
achieving and we are all thrilled that our determination to
reach this high standard has been recognised. We have a
fantastic team here and our location in the South Hams area
of Devon gives us a head start when sourcing fabulous food.
The Strawberry icon is the AA’s way of helping people to
find restaurants which source food which is distinctive to
the local area and we are proud that our work with local
producers has been acknowledged in this way.”
The award for two AA Rosettes is presented to restaurants
which ‘demonstrate excellent consistency, greater precision
and attention to the choice and quality of ingredients,
flavours are well-balanced in all dishes and the menu
reflects an enthusiasm and commitment to cooking and serving
fine food’. Dart Marina is known for its support of
the local South Hams Food & Drink Group and for its work in
encouraging young people to enter the hospitality industry.
As well as an undertaking to reduce its impact on the
environment through the green tourism scheme, Dart Marina
chooses to source locally – both for flavour, quality,
seasonality and local distinctiveness - but also to reduce
The River Restaurant is open every day for dinner and for
lunch on Sundays – for bookings please call 01803 832580.
For further information about events at Dart Marina please
F Word comes to Dartmouth?
Is Dartmouth becoming
the foodie capital of Devon, or even the entire south west
of Britain? It looks like it! We have the very
best Food Festival, click here to see
We have a star of TV,
John Burton-Race in The New Angel Restaurant, and now we
hear unconfirmed reports that star of The F Word, Gordon
Ramsey is opening a restaurant on the embankment this year!!
Rumour has it that Gordon will buck the trend of very
expensive food and offer good food at sensible prices, we
like that idea! Check out Dartmouth's greatest
we also have 14 bars that do bar food too!
Why don't you come down
for a long weekend?
different view of Music Festival
If you missed our special Music Festival issue then
click here to see it?
Here Kevin Pyne has captured a different view of the
Festival. Have you considered giving one of Kevin's
books of poems to a friend as a present, pop down to the
Tourist Information Centre and buy one?
Despite being "unofficial photographers" during
the Music Festival we got the scoop! The only place to
see a full colour review of this fantastic event is on
Dartmouth dot TV. We pride ourselves on capturing
images of events and publishing them ahead of anyone, and
sometimes we are the only source of imagery. We try
very hard to promote Dartmouth and its events, so if you are
organising anything, ask us to cover it, we can be very
discreet if required! We can offer low cost web sites
and update them in real time. If it's publicity you
want, from a B&B to a full on festival, then call us.
6. Small News