1. Food Festival
2. The Nomads
3. Galleries Week
4. HMS York
5. Small news
Why not come down
for the weekend, or even a week?
The Nomads Tent
Coombe Farm Gallery Dittisham
invites you to enter The Nomads Tent – A veritable Aladdin’s
Cave where you may discover treasures including Oriental
decorative and tribal carpets and rugs, jewellery, cushions,
bedspreads, Tribal weavings and handcrafted artefacts from
central and Western Asia. Alongside this rich display you
will also have the opportunity to acquire the heirlooms of
tomorrow in a special exhibition of paintings, ceramics and
jewellery by nationally acclaimed artists and makers.
The exhibition is open from
10am- 5pm daily including Sunday 25th which will be the
final day of the Nomads Tent exhibition. Tel 01803 722 352.
Sara Duggan reports: A mixed
exhibition featuring 2 artists and 2 ceramicists depicting
animals and birds begins at Baxters Dartmouth on Friday 23rd
October. All the artists are gallery favourites and their
work is eagerly anticipated by collectors. Two artists
Catherine Rayner and Jackie Spurrier show alongside two
ceramicists Simon Griffiths and Brendan Hesmondhalgh.
Sarah Duggan reports :- “Catherine's screenprints are well
known in the gallery for their charm and we look forward to
seeing her new characters. She has had great success with
books as well as solo shows in the past year. Jackie's cow
canvases sell as soon as we hang them so it will be
fantastic to be able to show a small herd of new work.”
Simon's birds, often mounted on reclaimed wood, are frost
proof and therefore suitable for indoor and outdoor display.
His work shows the form, structure and character of the bird
in amazing detail. Brendan's bold animal forms are often
mounted on ceramic plinths and he has now created some
limited edition resin pieces. Brendan has spent a lot of
time recently on some large public commissions so we look
forward to showing a new body of work from him.
The exhibition coincides with Dartmouth Galleries week where
most of the Dartmouth galleries all launch an exhibition on
the same evening. It is a great atmosphere and the event
gives the opportunity of exploring a wide range of art by
new and established artists. The private view is on Friday
from 5pm – 9pm at 12 Foss St. Contact Baxters on 01803
839000 or see the exhibition by
Check out the best Dartmouth Art Galleries by
HMS York spent a few days in
Dartmouth this week. Shrouded in secrecy, not
only were we not invited, but the Mayor of Dartmouth wasn't
5. Small News
Dartmouth team is busy organising this year’s event
which will be held on the 11th and 12th December.
To raise some funds they have planned an Auction and
Rustic Supper at Café Alf Resco on Tuesday 3rd November.
There are many exciting lots donated by local businesses
including original works of art which will be auctioned
by Nick Crosley. The last auction in 2007 was a fun
evening and Helen Lloyd expects that this will be just
the same. Tickets are just £12.50 and are available from
Baxters on Foss St and Distinctly Living on Lower St.
Check out their website by
For those business
in Dartmouth who need the contact for challenging the
revised rateable values, it is: Tracy Deering ,
VOA, 190 Armada Way, Plymouth, PL1 1EG, 01752 614 108.
Our MP Anthony Steen reports: "The manager at
Plymouth VOA is, I believe, Linda Davidson. I would
suggest you also write to John Reeves, Group Valuation
Officer for the South West, and mention my name. He is
at Valuation Office Agency, Wingate House, 93-107
Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5BU; 0207 5061700."
Several people have asked about
the photograph of the anchors in the shallow water in our
news issued on the 1st of October,
click here to see it if you missed it? What did it
mean? it was a private reflection and tribute on an
event held in Dartmouth that week, but also a lovely
photograph. It was taken less than 1 mile away from
the river embankment in Dartmouth. The colours are
real and as with all our images it is available in high
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?