2. Dartmouth Apprentice
Don't try this at home!
7. Small News
Walking Festival, September 26th – October 5th
Broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby
launched the South Devon Walking Festival in the beautiful
grounds of the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. The
Walking Festival organised by the South Devon Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) takes place from September
26th – October 5th with over 40 walks taking in the fantastic
landscape of the South Hams.
In launching the festival Jonathan said ‘I have walked in over
80 countries and I can honestly say that when I return to South
Devon I cannot find anywhere that matches its beauty. Walking is
so good for us in lots of ways and in this landscape we are
spoilt for choice with the variety of fabulous coastline,
estuaries, countryside and villages.’
The walks will take place over the ten day period, with a
variety of themes from history and archaeology, to wildlife and
local food. Participants will be able to:
· Walk along ancient trade routes; learn about people and events
long since past that shaped the landscape.
· Take long and short walks, challenging hikes, or a nice
stroll, there’s something for everyone!
· Enjoy expert information about points of interest along the
· Join with other walkers who enjoy the great outdoors!
· Take the whole family
· Enjoy a taste of the best of South Devon’s dramatic coastline,
estuaries, countryside, historic gardens and properties.
Why not come down for the week ?
July 26th saw the Dartmouth
Apprentice host a preview party for over 300 guests, which was
considered by all to be a huge success. Supporters and partners
of the Training for Life project attended, as well as local
residents and representatives from local businesses, savouring
some delights cooked up by head chef Clemente Maiorana and his
Clemente and his family team (son and daughter) led the way with
a delicious selection of Abruzzan specialties, whilst Restaurant
Manager Margaret Haywood and her team ensured that everyone
attending had a thoroughly enjoyable time.
Guests were also given the chance to meet the Dartmouth
Apprentice team and learn more about the restaurant's philosophy
and ethos which will see 100% of all profits invested back into
helping more unemployed and under privileged people to become
better cooks, waiters and managers. Chief Executive of Training
for Life, the charity behind the Dartmouth Apprentice, Gordon
D'Silva said: "The evening was a great success and provided us
with an excellent opportunity to tell Dartmouth what we are
about! It is also a fantastic chance for people to come and see
this stunning church restored back to its former glory. I am
confident that Clementé and his apprentices will provide
spectacular food and create a fantastic vibe throughout the
whole restaurant." Dr Brian Boughton commented " This is
another fantastic success story for the MCTi"
Richard Webb, Nigel Evans and Nigel
Way posed for our cameras at the launch of the new book "
Reflections of Dartmouth", featuring Nigel Evans' 176 stunning
photographs and even some fold out panoramas, one of which is an
amazing nearly 5 feet long. Pop into the Harbour Bookshop, White
Sails Gallery or the Tourist Information Centre to get yours?
Click here to see
more. Nigel Way said “ The magic of Dartmouth is
intensified by the natural photography of Nigel Evans – he has
captured all its moods, from early morning sunrises to baking
hot midsummer days, mists rolling in, squally showers, dimpsy
evenings (my mum's word) and moonlit nights. It's all here for
you. It has taken me 25 years and I have still not seen it all!”
Don't try this at home!
Whilst having a beer or two on
Dave's favourite place in the world, a guy suddenly jumped into
the water and swam across the river at 9:30pm! Simon
Millichap from Aldershot was offered £100 by his friends
Alastair and Dave to swim across. We understand Simon is a
triathlete and a firefighter so obviously very capable and fit!
But even he acknowledged that it wasn't as easy as he had
thought. Please remember the river has treacherous
currents, ferries and other craft so please do not attempt this!
The Dartmouth Art Society is
holding its annual Exhibition of Paintings from 4th - 9th
August 2008. Open 10am - 5pm daily, in the Flavel
Church. The theme this year is 'Art of the Dart'.
You will find all sorts of art though, from traditional
flowers in oils to contemporary abstracts. Always well
worth a look, especially as entrance is free! The
society are hoping for big things and are using the Flavel
Church for the first time. Pop by and have a look?
Contrary to rumours, the
Dartmouth Food Festival is on, and in style! The days
of 8, 9, 10, and 11th of October will be filled with
tempting smells and more food than you can eat. David Jones
of Manna From
Devon is calling for some help in organising it, you
don't need to cook! If you want to help, call David on
01803 752943 or e-mail him by
The Dartmouth Food Festival is a
world renowned event, you can see what happened over the
last two years by
7. Small News
One BIG Yacht! Shown here leaving early in the morning
this week. "Adix" built by Astilleros de Mallorca and
designed by Arthur Holgate. She is 213 feet long and was
built was built in 1984.
- Why not come and
Dartmouth B and B
A Tourist Guide
Photo taken by Tony Pike,
to see his gallery
Images copyright Dave
Cawley & others.