1. Dart Drama
2. Yalumba Wine
4. Small news
1. Dart Drama
Tickets are now on sale for the
third Dart Drama Festival, which promises four nights of
lively and varied entertainment.
And not only has it has attracted groups that have taken
part in previous years; Stoke Fleming Operatic and Dramatic
Society, Dit’sum Players, the Inn Theatre Company, Salcombe
Players, Blackawton Amateur Dramatic Society, and students
from Dartmouth Community College, but also Kingsbridge
Amateur Theatrical Society, Slapton Amateur Productions, and
Shiphay Amateur Dramatic Society, who will be making their
festival debuts this year. Avril Dowding, co festival
organiser said:” It is really exciting, and we are thrilled
with the interest and enthusiasm of those societies taking
The programme is diverse and challenging with plays varying
from 15 minutes to 40 minutes and of all genres; light
comedy to dark comedy, thought provoking to psychologically
disturbing. Among the plays several have been written
especially for the festival by group members; David Murphy
from Slapton, Max Brandt from Inn Theatre Co. and Jeremy
Balfour, Head of Drama at Dartmouth Community College. They
will be joined by such authors as Noel Coward, August
Strindberg, Sue Gordon, Leslie Sands, Julia Lee Dean and
Barbara van Kampen.
Dates for the Dart Drama Festival are Tuesday/Wednesday
10/11 November and Friday/Saturday 13/14 November. Tickets
are: single adult ticket £8, single child £4 (one night
only); combo adult ticket £14, combo child ticket £6 (any
two nights). For further details log onto the Dart Drama
Festival website by
Yalumba Wine Tasting Thursday 15th October
James Brown reports: We are delighted to be able to
host another Yalumba wine evening. John Ides, the winery
manager of the state-of-the-art, Oxford Landing winery is
in the UK on holiday and just happened to be visiting
John will host an informal evening talking about the Yalumba
wines, explaining the differences between each of the
brands. The special emphasis will be on his Oxford Landing
wines - one of the UK's most recognised supermarket wines
and their much applauded Y Series wines which are generally
sold through Independent Off Sales outlets.
The first course is a warm seafood salad with an Asian
dressing. Hand dived local scallops, mussels, prawns and
channel squid will be accompanied by a glass of Oxford
Landing Viogner and Y Series Reisling. You will see how well
these wines work with the Asian flavours of the salad
The main course is a rich stew of local beef cooked in one of
our wines and served with Oxford landing GSM (old vine
Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre) and Y Series Shiraz Viogner
(adding the Viogner to the Shiraz was pioneered by Yalumba
and is now much copied in Australia. It has the effect of
making the wine much smoother).
Finally a plum tart taken from a Carved Angel recipe belonging to Joyce Molyneux will be accompanied by a stunning boytrytis
Yalumba are Australia's oldest family owned winery.
Have a look at their website by
clicking here. The
cost of the evening including an glass of Janz on arrival
and wine with each course is £30pp. Book by
calling 01803 832572
It's officially Autumn but in
Dartmouth it is still beautiful, these photographs were
taken this morning (8 October). Doesn't it look good?
can you stay away? how about a long weekend, you know
you want to!
Why not come down
for the weekend, or even a week?
4. Small News
Cue Lunch! On Sunday
25th October, as an end-of-Food Festival event, John
Burton Race is holding a second Charity Lunch at the New
Angel Restaurant in aid of a small national charity
based in Dartmouth - the Cued Speech Association. Staff
at the Restaurant are working for free on their day off
and suppliers are providing food for the meal without
charge. Therefore, all proceeds from the event will be
given to the Cued Speech Association to help them to
continue to provide Cued Speech information and training
to all who need it throughout the UK.
Cued Speech is a simple system of cues which totally
clarify lipreading for deaf children and adults. It can
be learnt in 20 hours and gives full and easy access to
the spoken language of the home and school. This allows
a deaf child to acquire the communication and literacy
skills they need to reach their potential in the world
and also to play a full part in family life.
The 3-course meal, with wine and coffee, will cost £35
per head. Please come at 11.30am to give time for a
drink before lunch and to hear a five minute talk about
Cued Speech. The meal will be served at 12.30pm.
For tickets, contact Marion at the New Angel on 01803
839425 or Louise at Cued Speech Association on 01803
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?