1. Festival of
architect wins award
3. Pilgrims visit the Holy Land
4. Children in
5. Small News
Dartmouth from the Castle
1. Festival of Healing Arts
Dartmouth Festival of Healing Arts takes place in The Flavel,
The Royal Castle Hotel and The Guildhall from Thursday 4th to
Sunday 7th December. More than 100 teachers, musicians,
complementary therapists and stall holders are involved in what
promises to be a lively, friendly festival.
For a single entry ticket,
you get to see the film ‘Meet the Fockers’, attend several
workshops and talks, visit the shopping area and listen to the
concerts over the whole weekend. This has to be good fun!
Pamper yourself with a massage or stay up late dancing. Try a
workshop or browse for Christmas presents. Fresh Organic will be
serving their excellent vegetarian fare in The Flavel and do not
miss Goma in concert on Sunday afternoon. Workshops include
yoga, t’ai chi, 5 Rhythms dance, meditation and lots more.
Festival entry tickets on the door at The Flavel from 2pm Friday
5th Dec (£5). The Festival is raising money for Dartmouth
Caring and kicks off on Thursday evening (4th Dec) with a
reception and screening of ‘Meet the Fockers’ at the Flavel.
Ticket £7.50 which includes festival entry. Contact Dartmouth
Caring on 01803 835384.
For all other information contact the Festival office on 01803
832524 or click
here to check out their web site!
Dartmouth architect wins award
Winners of the Arnold Sayers Housing
Design Awards were announced this week by Catherine Gandon,
Events and Membership Coordinator at the Royal Institute of
British Architects South West Regional Office.
In a most spectacular location, the Riverhouse by architect
Robert Seymour RIBA of Robert Seymour & Associates is an
outstanding building. Its form is a continuation of the quay
edge, which sits respectfully among the neighbouring properties.
The copper roof and white rendered walls pay reference to the
Devon tradition of great modernist seaside architecture. As in
many Dartmouth houses, one descends down steps to the quay level
and is drawn in to the entrance along a curved white wall.
Within, the organisation is clear with a delightful top lit
staircase, the curved stair wall in particular creating an
instinctive tropism effect drawing you up into the light. The
main living space with cantilevered glass floored balcony has
great drama. All involved in the project can be applauded for
their achievement, including the client, the architect, the
builders and the planners, for in historic environments their
enlightened support for contemporary design is necessary. This
building is proving to be a true example of fine architecture.
Seen from the river, this
spectacular house actually blends in very well indeed.
Robert Seymour is currently
working on the Dartmouth Town Market and lives in Dartmouth.
here to check out his website?
3. Pilgrims visit
the Holy Land
reports: A group of 33 parishioners from Dartmouth
and Dittisham has just returned from a 10 day pilgrimage to the
Holy Land. The group, led by the Revd Simon Wright was able to
visit many of the major Christian sites of interest in
Bethlehem, Jerusalem and around Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee,
including the Shepherd’s Fields, Basilica of the Nativity, the
Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane and Church of the Holy
We floated in the Dead Sea and swam in the Sea of Galilee,
sheltered from thunderstorms and baked in the Judean Desert, and
we also had an opportunity to visit local co-operatives and
The pilgrimage enabled us not only to visit locations of
importance to the Christian faith, but also to gain new
understandings and insights, particularly about the challenges
of living in the area in the present day.
You can see 300 photos taken by Jill Cawley by
Use the slider bar to move down through the images and single
click on any image you want to see?
Children in need
David Hawke reports: Children
in Need, Friday November 14. Staff from RCH and RSS will
be doing a sponsored walk from Totnes to Dartmouth. Sponsor
forms from both receptions.
Sponsored rowing in the Castle. Grand auction and
raffle 7pm Friday Nov 14 with donated items from generous
Dartmouth sponsors. Coffee morning.
As usual the Dartmouth
dot TV crew will be bidding furiously on the great items at
- The Candlelit
Dartmouth website is now up and running, you must have a
clicking here! Friday 12th and Saturday 13th
- The Rotary Carol
Service is at the end of Saturday's of Candlelit festivities
(5.30 p.m.) in St Saviour's Church. It's a family service
with well known carols and a glass of wine and a mince pie
afterwards, so instead of just sloping off home, why not
come to the service.
- Remembrance Sunday -
this Sunday the parade begins from the Guildhall at 10.30am
to the War Memorial for the 2 minutes silence at 11.00am,
followed by the Remembrance Service in St Saviour's Church
Royal Avenue Gardens in the Summer
Why not come and
copyright Dave Cawley, Jill Cawley & others.