1. Comedy at The Royal Castle
3. Frog's Eleven
4. Small News
1. Comedy at The
The Royal Castle has something
really special! A German (yes German) comedian who has
absolutely no regard for political correctness or rude things.
If you are brave and not easily offended check out Henning Wehn
on You Tube. If you are not sure, please do nothing and
carry on to news item 2.
Henning Wehn is the German Comedy
Ambassador to the United Kingdom. This is not the easiest
of jobs because the Germans allegedly do not have a sense of
humour. Henning has done warm-up sets for comedians as diverse
as Al Murray, Jo Brand, Stephen Lynch and Bernard Manning.
His "beautifully crafted diatribes" (Time Out) are
delivered with a passion that seems all too real and his
intelligent material covers topics from football to the
price of second-hand shoes, what the Germans think of our
beloved 'Allo, 'Allo series, to why humour is overrated
and stand-up comedy pointless.
Enjoy a fantastic 3 course meal at the Nu restaurant with your
comedy for just £29.95 on Thursday 5th February at 7:00PM.
Call in or telephone 01803 833033 to get a ticket now?
The Flavel Arts Centre in Dartmouth
are hosting a third Festival of Comedy 4/5/6/7 Feb 2009. The
same successful format - an eclectic mix of entertaining
Comedians performing in and around the town - has been kept.
Whether it's slapstick, standup, magic, classic silent film
shorts, or comedy puppets and music that tickles your fancy,
there will be something for you and the whole family to laugh
Names in the frame include Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden who
will be performing on Sat 7th Feb. Jo Caulfield and Rudi
Lickwood are both bringing their critically acclaimed shows to
the Flavel on Fri 6th Feb. A family show for the younger
audience is Captain Carrot, Field Agent – the earth’s first
bright orange super hero, The more adventurous family audience
could well be amused by The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet
Theatre supported by Men With Bananas which was very well
received at the Edinburgh Fringe this August.
Peter Reeves will be leading a
Comedy workshop ‘Hook, Line and Tag’ for anybody who fancies
having a go themselves and James Campbell will be asking the
kids ‘Why are words wonderful?’ after a performance of his
Comedy 4 Kids show. Neil Brand will be providing the piano
accompaniment to three Classic Silent Comedy Shorts, Charlie
Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy and Buster Keaton on Thu 5th Feb. The
official launch night will be hosted by the Festival patron,
Peter Richardson, with Spice Bazaar canapés, wine and a Comedy
film from 7pm on Weds 4th Feb.
Peter Reeves will be leading a Comedy workshop ‘Hook, Line and
Tag’ for anybody who fancies having a go themselves and James
Campbell will be asking the kids ‘Why are words wonderful?’
after a performance of his Comedy 4 Kids show.
Click here to se a list of events!
If you are
looking for your Prince Charming this Valentine’s Day, you could
always try kissing a frog…
Paignton Zoo Functions Manager Nina Brzezicki recently got up
close and personal with a false tomato frog, Dyscophus guinetti.
Nina said: “Frogs are amazing – seeing and holding this one was
very special. But as far as finding your perfect partner is
concerned, I’m not sure this is the best way!”
Paignton Zoo’s Valentine dinner and dance is on Saturday 14th
February. There will be champagne on arrival, a three-course
dinner with coffee and music and dancing until midnight. Tickets
are £19.50 per person (discounts for Zoo annual members) and are
available in advance only by ringing (01803) 697520.
The false tomato frog Dyscophus
guinetti comes from Madagascar and is threatened by continuing
habitat loss. Madagascar is important as a biodiversity hotspot.
There are around 240 species of frog on the island and 99% are
In a bizarre twist of fate, we found Sarah from Baxters Galley
had this frog for sale! Luckily he doesn't need any care
or food! Click
here to see more of her collection?
- "The Floating Bridge
Inn is reopening this Friday at 5pm after being closed for
three weeks to do a kitchen refurbishment. Ann and her team
would like say a big 'Thank you' to all of their loyal and
valuable customers. Come and see us this Sunday. Quote
dartmouth.tv when ordering our best Sunday Roast ever and
enjoy a bottle of house wine to share. Bookings are
- Thursday 12th
Mark Ely is playing in Browns Bar on Thursday 12th.
Homemade pizzas and pasta are available.
Bookings are required for tables 01803 832572. Price is
£10.00 per person, mention Dartmouth dot TV to get a small
glass of wine on arrival.
Thursday 26th February
Browns are having an Asian Night which is two courses plus
£12.50 per person. Mention Dartmouth dot TV to get a
small glass of wine on arrival.
Bookings are required for tables 01803 832572.
International dinghy sailor and 2012 Olympic hopeful
Harriette Trumble will be presenting an illustrated talk
followed by questions and answers. Organised by the Stoke
Gabriel Boating Association and funded by Sport England as
part of their Sporting Champions initiative this event
welcomes all young sports enthusiasts whatever their chosen
activity. This will be a rare opportunity to meet a champion
face to face and understand about the life of an athlete
competing at the top level of sport. What motivates them,
how do they deal with pressure and what does it feel like to
be a champion? These are just some of the questions that
Harriette will be ready to answer. Sunday 8th February
2009 3.00 pm. Open to all – entry £1 on the door
Stoke Gabriel Village Hall. For further details of the event
contact: Charles Gillmore on 01803 665 362 or 0778 948 3503
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?
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