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1.   Creative Weekend

2.   First cars on new Ferry

3.   Canoe Races

4.   Waltz With Bashir

5.   BRNC Cocktail Party

6.   Small News




1.   Creative Weekend

Anna Uhr Delia and Victoria Benns organised the Dartmouth Creative weekend and raised nearly £3,000 for The Children's Hospice South West.  The event was well-supported by many local artists and craftspeople and the weather was great too!  With outstanding art and creative fun for the children it was a super weekend and we all had a lot of fun!  We hope the event will be repeated next year and we'll give some advance publicity in plenty of time for visitors to come and stay.


2.   First paying cars on the new Ferry

Tony Pike one of our team of professional photographers took this picture of the first fee paying vehicles to use the new Higher Ferry. 

Open Day. Next Wednesday 1st July from 10.00am until 4.00pm the new Dartmouth to Kingswear Higher Ferry will be taken out of service and opened up to the public for one day only. Built by superyacht builder Pendennis, of Falmouth in Cornwall, the ferry is one of a kind in the world and boasts advanced engineering that will be open to view for the first and last time.  Tony Tucker from Dartmouth Higher Ferry comments: “The arrival of the new Higher Ferry marked the end of a journey that started in 2007, and we have been extremely heartened by the interest in this project. We are inviting the local community to come along and take the opportunity to see how their new ferry works and to see the massive bull wheels which move the vessel across the water.”

The Open Day will provide a chance to look around the new ferry and learn more about an integral part of the transport system for Dartmouth and Kingswear. The Ferry Men will be on-hand to offer insight and anecdotes and answer any questions about the ferry itself.  Tony continues: “We are delighted to be able to offer people the chance to learn about a vessel that has become our passion over the last two years.”


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3.   Canoe Races

Derek Guy reports:  This was the seventh year for the canoe races sponsored by Canoe Adventures and the second year an RNLI team took part.  They did very well to make the final and were beaten by canoe race veterans Stoke-Up, from across the river. The racing neatly coincided with Maltsters Beer Festival weekend!  Money raised is to be split between the RNLI and Chernobyl Kids charity.


4.   Waltz With Bashir tonight!

Dartmouth Film Society's film for Thursday 25th June is Waltz With Bashir -a beautifully animated, superbly directed documentary that is both deeply moving and utterly mesmerising. One night at a bar, an old friend tells director Ari about a recurring nightmare in which he is chased by 26 vicious dogs. Every night, the same number of beasts. The two men conclude that there’s a connection to their Israeli Army mission in the first Lebanon War of the early eighties.

Surprised he is unable to remember anything about this period in his life Ari decides to meet and interview old friends and comrades around the world. He needs to discover the truth about that time and about himself. As Ari delves deeper and deeper into the mystery, his memory begins to creep up in surreal images. The film includes extremely moving interviews (all but two are the actual people). Finally, Folman orchestrates a stunning climax with an unexpected directorial masterstroke.

Guest tickets for sale in The Windjammer £3.30 from 7.30 - 7.55. Our bar in The Guildhall opens at 7.30 - the film to be shown at 8pm approx.


5.   BRNC Cocktail Party

The Britannia Royal Naval College held its annual cocktail party last night.  Those lucky enough to be invited had a fascinating evening catching up with old friends and meeting staff and officers from the college.  The Royal Marines' Band from Lympstone finished off the evening by Beating Retreat on the parade ground watched by all the guests.


6.   Small News

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