1. Food Festival
2. Jamon, Jamon
4. Snakes Alive
5. Small News
1. Food Festival
Food Festival is almost upon
us!! You can read the latest Food Festival Newsletter
clicking here. Or to find out every last detail
to visit the definitive Food Festival website? Above
is one of our photographer's rather self indulgent view of
last year's Festival, can you recognise each dish? did you
try them all? And what about the other 447 items of
food our man tried?
The highlight of the
Dartmouth Autumn Season kicks off next Wednesday with a
Rationing Lunch laid on by Dartmouth Caring and a
cooking demonstration on the South Embankment featuring
Michelin-starred chef Michael Caines ably assisted by some
of our local chefs. Michael Caines will reappear
in the evening along with Mitch Tonks and Fergus Henderson
as part of the First Night Party in the Flavel Centre.
Tickets for this are £25 and are available at the Tourist
Information Centre; but be quick as they are selling
The Festival organisers have worked hard to make this year's
event bigger and better. You'll find a wider selection
of exhibitors in the Old Market at the weekend, stalls on
the South Embankment from Friday to Sunday, two
demonstration theatres, more family orientated events, and
more tastings around the town. All in all not
something to be missed.
Dartmouth has its own restaurant culture, from an informal
delicious pizza at the DA to world class restaurants where
the chefs appear to be on TV every day!
here to see them.
Why not come down
for the weekend, or even a week?
Jamon, Jamon tonight
On Thursday 15th October
Dartmouth Film Society is getting you in the mood for the
Food Festival by showing the hot, outrageous, sexy and funny
farce, Jamon, Jamon starring Penelope Cruz. We are
delighted to be joined by our friends from the Food Festival
committee, who will be providing a sumptuous plate of
homemade bread, Riverford organic butter, baked ham glazed
with Baobab Jam, some salamis, olive tapenade and chutneys
Jamon, Jamon is set in a small town in Spain's arid Monegros
region where a young underwear factory executive Jose Luis
falls in love with the beautiful Silvia, a worker on the
shop floor. When Silvia becomes pregnant, Jose Luis wants to
marry her, but his mother Conchita, the factory owner, is
appalled by the thought of her son marrying a working-class
girl and concocts a scheme to end the relationship. Winner
of a Silver Lion at the Venice film festival. All that plus
a naked bullfight!
Guest tickets from the Windjammer £3.50 from 7.30-7.55 Bar
at The Guildhall opens at 7.30 - the film to be shown at 8pm
One racing in Duke Street?
The second WIRC takes place in
Dartmouth, Devon, England on the 28th November 2009. It
consists of four SCX (similar to Scalextric) Chrono circuits
and five laps a piece, the cars are supplied. The
winner would be the competitor who completed the four tracks
with the quickest time. The reigning world champion Jamie
Hudson-Bond will be there to defend his title. Competitors
can attempt to be the fastest on the four tracks as many
times as they wish as long as they pay the £3.00 entry fee.
There will be a licensed bar to lubricate those of us trying
too hard. Proceeds will go to The Greyhound Sanctuary ran by
Sally Slater. Anybody interested may call John Darby on
01803 834234 for more details.
Snakes Alive. It's Almost Halloween
Two sneaky snakes snuck their
way into two Halloween Pumpkins bathed in warm sunshine.
"Its good for baby snakes to bask in the sunshine" said Head
Keeper Elliot who looks after the Reptile House where the
snakes were born. Monty and Crusha the baby Boa Constrictors
were having their dose of sun when they sneaked into
pumpkins the Rangers were hollowing out for Halloween.
"The baby Boas are born live but I have separated them from
Mum Whanita and Dad Bully Boy because they may fancy them as
a snack. The baby snakes are only 2 weeks old and can
already dislocate their jaws to swallow a mouse whole. They
can eat 2 mice a week. The males grow to 8ft and the females
up to 13ft and can weigh over 100lbs. They live from 20 to
Click here to see more.
The Rangers at Woodlands Family Theme Park are hollowing out
3000 pumpkins ready for the Halloween Spookytacular from
October 26th to 31st, where Fiendish Workshops include free
pumpkins and carving. Visitors during the special Half Term
Halloween week can ride the Ghastly Ghost Train, Ghoulish
Tractor Rides and explore the Phantom Maze.
Monty and Crusha when they arenít soaking up the sunshine
are kept under a lamp for warmth. Whanita and Bully Boy can
be seen in the Reptile House at the 90 Acre Parkís Zoo
together with hundreds of birds, animals and insects.
5. Small News
Christmas Child - Heather Robinson, the registered
representative/presenter for the above charity is again
appealing for folks to donate a gift filled shoebox for a
needy child - boy or girl, aged 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14 years.
Last year about 3,000 shoeboxes were donated from our area
and were sent to Vrancea in Romania, to every child in a
childrenís hospital, several gypsy encampments and very
remote villages nearby where the children had never met
foreigners before and whose normal mode of transport is by
horse and cart. There are 2 drop-off points for the
completed boxes, or donated items, such as non-liquid
toiletries, stationery, sweets, hats, gloves or mittens,
girls hair accessories, clip-on earrings, necklaces,
bracelets, small toys, balls, playing cards, dominoes, etc.
1. Kidzone, the Old Market,
Victoria Road - open 10am to 4pm weekdays (closed Wed) and
10-1pm on Saturdays
2. The Antique Shop, 11 Lower
Street (in the Old Forresters Hall). Open weekdays 10 -
4.30, Sundays 11 - 4, closed Wednesdays.
Leaflets (1 per box) may be picked up from the drop-off
points and the porch of St Saviourís Church. Heather says "I
can't emphasise enough the joy and pleasure these children
have in receiving their gifts; many have never had a present
before.Ē Contact Heather Robinson on 01803 834382.
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?