1. The Last Time
2. This Land I
3. Dartmouth Art
4. Cream Tea
5. Last minute
6. Small News
1. The Last Time
No, not the Rolling Stones epic
record from March 1965! BBC One’s ever popular Sunday
evening programme Antiques Roadshow will be filming for its 33rd
series at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, on Friday,
18th June, 2010. The doors open at 9.30am and close at 4.30pm.
Entry is free
The last time the Antiques
Roadshow was in Dartmouth at the Royal Naval College was in
1997 when some great items were filmed. Among them was a
collection of walking sticks which the owner started
collecting at the age of 15 and had amassed 68 of them. They
were valued at £12,000 to £15,000. An early 19th century
reading table impressed expert Christopher Payne who valued
it at £10,000. An inherited painting by Raimundo Madrazo was
the star of the show and valued at £20,000, So the team are
looking forward to their visit to the Royal Naval College on
Friday 18th June in the hope that similar treasures will
The reading table and the paintings were items which would
have been brought in on the furniture round. Back in the
office the team are compiling a folder containing letters
and emails from people in the area with furniture and large
items too big to carry to the show. Items in the past have
included paintings, large pots, bedsteads and even a
military cannon. The weekend before the show two of the team
will arrive in the area with the folder and visit as many of
the people who have contacted the show as possible. Some of
these people will have their items transported to the
Roadshow by the team and a few lucky ones may end up being
filmed on the day.
It’s not too late to contact the Roadshow if you do have any
large items that you would like valued. Send details and
photographs of the objects to: Antiques Roadshow, BBC,
Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR or e-mail them to:
click here . It may be possible to arrange to look at
the item in advance and organise transportation to the
Among the team of experts at Dartmouth on the day will be
Paul Atterbury, John Bly, Lars Tharp and Hilary Kay. Along
with the other members of the team they will be on hand to
offer free valuations and advice to visitors. The doors are
open from 9.30am until 4.30pm and entry to the event is free.
This Land I love
Paul Reach reports: Stewart has
been wandering the moors, woods and coastal paths of the
west country again and this new collection contains his
favourite subjects portrayed with his signature technique.
Windy Moorlands, mystical woodland clearings and dramatic
crashing coastal views conjure the essence of our part of
the world with great energy. You can feel, as well as see
the unique atmosphere we enjoy here. These 15 new works are
now in the gallery and are waiting framing. If you are
looking for a piece by Stewart then now is your chance to
influence our frame choice. Take a look at our website
by clicking here.
Why not come down
for the weekend, or even a week?
Dartmouth Art & Craft Weekend
Sue Tweed reports: Saturday 19th
& Sunday 20th June 2010 in aid of Children's Hospice
Another chance to enjoy an interesting and fun weekend with
artists, sculptors, potters and other craft workers
displaying their talents in Royal Avenue Gardens in
Dartmouth. Visitors to this event, the 7th Dartmouth Art
Weekend, will be able to watch, talk to, and buy from the
artists while they work. There will also be some special art
activities for children and teas, homemade cakes and snacks
will be provided by Children’s Hospice volunteers.
This event raised almost £4,000 in 2009 and it is hoped that
this sum can be equalled this year. Children's Hospice South
West are currently providing specialist care for 400
terminally ill children and their families from the South
West, but many more are needing care.
The Hospice's Friends' Groups are now fundraising for the
Precious Lives Appeal to raise enough money to build a third
hospice in Cornwall to meet the needs of families in the
southern areas of the South West. They hope that as many
people as possible will visit this wonderful event and spend
well to raise lots of money to help Children's Hospice South
West to make the most of short and precious lives. Any
volunteers who may be able to help and interested artists/craftworkers
who would like to exhibit, should contact Sue Tweed on 01803
770730 Photos above from last years event.
Sue Murray reports:
Macmillan Cancer Support open garden and cream tea on
Saturday June 12th from 2.30 - 5pm in lovely gardens
overlooking rolling countryside.
By kind permission of Jane and
Roger Davenport at Ash House Farm, Ash, Dartmouth TQ6 OLR.
There is restricted disabled
access. Parking in field at top of drive. Entrance fee
£5.00. No dogs.
Raffle and plant stall
Last minute art course
Tina Riley reports: Discounted
last minute places on moor to coast watercolour course June
21st to 25th with Paul Riley in stunning South Devon.
Coombe Farm Studios, Dittisham, South Devon was founded in
1983 in an area not only designated as one of outstanding
natural beauty but of huge creative talent. Artist Paul
Riley runs courses throughout the year and this June we are
offering 10% for last minute places on the stunning Moor To
Coast watercolour course. The five day residential course
commences at the National Park Dartmoor where, weather
permitting, you will visit one or two locations working with
sketchbooks to gather information for a studio painting or
paint in situ. The following days will be spent at a nearby
riverside creek on the beautiful River Dart, with unrivalled
panoramic views along towards Dittisham and then the
historical Dartmouth town and eventually coastal locations
painting "en plein air" the rolling Devon countryside (if
English climate allows!) Demonstrations will accompany each
stage of this 5 day course of landscape, river and sea
The fully residential price (per person) includes tuition,
accommodation, all meals, teas and coffees throughout the
day discounted price is £445.50 or you can join as a
non-resident so price includes all tuition, lunch and hot
drinks £337.50, alternatively you can join as a non-painting
partner for the five days including bed and breakfast and
For more information please contact Coombe Farm Studios
01803 722352 email: by
clicking here or visit our website by
6. Small News
here for a provisional timetable.
Sunday 20th June
2010: Why not make Father’s Day special this year and
treat dad to a break at The Royal Castle Hotel?
With our special packages from £75.00 per person, it
would be difficult not to melt dad’s heart this Fathers
Day. Offer includes accommodation, full English
breakfast, carvery dinner, champagne and a gift for Dad!
Or join us for our special Father's Day Sunday Carvery in
Nu, our river view restaurant, at £19.95 per person.
From the Old
‘How well do you know Dartmouth?’
Slide quiz and ‘other pictures & Items’ of interest (by
John Tremlett and others) Take part in the quiz at a
Cheese & Wine Evening in the Clifton Room at the Guildhall
11th June at 7pm - £5-00 inc cheese & wine. Tickets available from Reception,
Dartmouth Musuem, Butterwalk, Duke Street, Dartmouth.
Brian & Mary
Edgington write in: Thank-you SO much for 'Dartmouth
News' - we really love having access to it here in
'leafy' Surrey! I did not realise that Surrey is reputed
to have more trees than any other county in England. I
can quite believe it! Please pass on to any of the
townsfolk of Dartmouth just how sorry we were to learn
of the disastrous fire. As Dave has pointed out -
Dartmouth folk are never defeated and it is good to know
that most systems are up and running! We hope to pay a
flying visit 16-17 July and may even 'bump into' friends
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?