1. Mark Godfrey
2. Food Festival,
3. Lunch with John Burton Race
4. Happy Go Lucky
5. Small News
A lazy day
on the Embankment
Not so long ago, the Dart
Marina was a Trust House Forte Heritage hotel. Those in
the know, knew that the "Heritage" name was used by Trust House
to describe a once grand but slightly faded hotel! But
when the Marina was sold things started to happen, every room
was refurbished to an extraordinarily high standard, the
reception area and restaurant were totally refurbished, the über
sexy Wildfire Bistro opened, and the apartments to die for were
built, all with Mark Godfrey as the Hotel General Manager.
But Mark was more than that, much more, he supported Dartmouth,
its events and its people. Mark was instrumental in the
success of last year's Food Festival.
In a move so bold, it
took our breath away, Mark has now embarked on a World Tour, not
any old tour, but a slow and detailed one.
Click here to see Mark & Sharron's Travel Blog. Here
are some photos of Mark's leaving party at the Floating Bridge.
To find out more about the Floating Bridge
Food Festival, yet more! 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 October 2008
By this time next week the Grand Opening Party
Wed 8th October 6:30pm - 11:00pm
to see it) will be all over! Tickets cost £25 and are
available at One Design, Foss Street, Danielli, Lower Street,
Royal Castle Hotel, The Quay, Dartmouth Tourist Information
Centre, Mayors Avenue and Kingswear Post Office.
Friday there is yet another party:
Folk Music, Sausage and Cider Evening Friday, 10th October
7:00pm – 11.00pm
A simple menu of a selection of local sausages, a bar stocked
with local cider and real ales along with a selection of wine,
and some wonderfully rousing folk music. Doors open from 7pm.
Ticket to include live music, supper and your first pint / glass
of wine - £10. Pay on the door or tickets are now available from
One Design in Foss Street, Danielli in Lower Street, The Royal
Castle Hotel, Dartmouth Tourist Information Centre and Kingswear
Post Office. Cash or Cheques only please.
The Fallen Apples will be playing at the Folk party. The Fallen
Apples draw from a large roster of great songs from 'Good ol'
traditional folk songs, country classics, high flying hillbilly
reels, low down bluesy ballads, jigs, knees-ups and swinging
boogie woogie. They manage to mix fun, musicianship and show
into an intoxicating brew making a good time guaranteed.
to see more.
covers the whole weekend,
there is so much to see and do, and eat!! To see everything else in
here! Come down for the weekend?
Photographs from last year's Festival
3. Lunch with John
Imagine an personal invitation, 4
courses with wine and the company of John Burton Race at The New
Angel restaurant. Sounds appealing? well it ought
to! On Monday 14 October this very special event is linked to
the Dartmouth Food Festival, if you want to come to this small
and exclusive event
click here for details. There are only 20 tickets available.
Whilst meeting at the New
Angel restaurant, John Burton Race and
Festival Chairman, David Jones discussed the future of the
Food Festival. John firmly believes that the festival has huge
potential given the location, availability of great produce, and
healthy sense of community in South Devon which means that
prepared to contribute time, effort and produce to make such an
happen. John said that currently the Dartmouth Food Festival is
in its infancy but there's no reason why, with a little effort
everyone and a vision of the future, it shouldn't grow into
the equal of anything he had encountered in his travels either
Happy Go Lucky
Dartmouth Film Society's film for
Thursday 2nd October is the joyful, uplifting film Happy Go
Lucky. After the grim brilliance of the 2004 period piece Vera
Drake, Mike Leigh returns to more familiar ground with a
freewheeling slice-of-life following the ups and downs of a
young teacher in contemporary London. Sally Hawkins'
central role won her the Best Actress award at the Berlin Film
Festival earlier this year. It is a female performance which
stands out as much as Alison Steadman did when she unleashed
Beverly in the 1970s landmark piece Abigail's Party.
The plot is almost incidental: Poppy takes driving lessons from
London's most stressed-out instructor Scott (Eddie Marsan),
takes some flamenco lessons with a teacher friend, and sorts out
some issues at school as well as her love life. Small moments
perhaps, but there is huge joy to be had watching them unfold.
Guest tickets for sale in The Windjammer £3.50 7.30-7.55
Bar at The Guildhall opens at 7.30 - the film to be shown at
- Dr J Uhr Delia comes
to the rescue! One of the Dartmouth Dot TV crew made a
rare visit to the Dartmouth Surgery with a hearing problem,
the next working day they were being seen by two specialists
at Torquay Hospital. What fantastic service, thanks
guys! You can check out the surgery by
- Talking of Doctors,
Dr Who is nearly 45 years old! We thought we would
bring this to you before the mass media does. First airing
at 5:15 on Saturday 23rd November 1963, it is little known
that the following Saturday the BBC by public demand, had to
re-run the first episode followed by the second episode, how
do we know? we were there! You can see the original
video of the pivotal music by
here. The original episodes had some dark subliminal
plots that simply would not be allowed now. Readers
may remember we made reference to the episode filmed in the
Royal Avenue Gardens,
click here to see it.
- If you have a
business in town, please check your website entry for
- We are still
catching up with web site requests, we will get to you,
Slapton beach, a few minutes away from Dartmouth
copyright Dave Cawley, & others.