2. Out, damned
3. The Lovely
4. Small News
Kingswear Regatta will be on
this weekend 17th and 18th July at Waterhead Creek and
Jubilee Park Kingswear. It will as usual be packed with a
full rowing programme on both days and lots of fun for the
kids. On the Saturday there is a fun Dog Show and exhibition
of vintage cars and on the following day the fete opens with
more rowing events and start of the Duck Race. At 11am
Merlin the Magician entertains the children. There will be
lots of stalls including Splat the Rat, Face Painting, Snail
Races, Grand Draw, Tombola, Human Fruit Machines, throw the
sponge, Cream Teas, Jams and Chutneys, Handmade Jewellery
and many others. Bacon Butties will be available for the
early comers and a Lamb spit roast and fully licensed bar
will be available from noon, as well as a pizza oven, Pimms
Bar and Ice Cream stall. You can browse the stalls during
the afternoon, when Merlin will entertain again and the
school orchestra will be playing especially on the Sunday
when Merlin the Magician will be appearing.
to see more.
Dartmouth dot TV have often said
that this great "family" event must be the best small
regatta in the World? See you there!
Out, damned spot: Macbeth in the open air at Dartmouth
The Inn Theatre Company,
Dartmouth proudly presents Macbeth for this year’s Dartmouth
Shakespeare Week running from August 3rd to 7th in the open
air opposite Dartmouth Castle – a truly unique and evocative
setting overlooking the mouth of the River Dart and out to
Macbeth is one of the great tragedy-themed plays by William
Shakespeare. 'The Scottish Play' - don't mention the name!
is the only Shakespeare play with a villain as the 'hero'.
It is probably the most oft-quoted play in the canon,
'Macbeth' is a darkly atmospheric study of ambition,
temptation, fate, deception, guilt, remorse, retribution,
crime, punishment and tragedy with, at its centre, the
starkly ambitious figures of Macbeth and his wife Lady
Macbeth is played brilliantly by Vernon Davis – a truly
inspirational and passionate performance - goaded on by his
avaricious wife the darkly beautiful Lady Macbeth played
very convincingly by Gina Carter. The cast of a coven of
witches are spellbinding headed by Xowie Brandt, Jill Brock,
Lesley Ash and Hecate played by the striking Sally Feetenby,
Banquo, Malcolm and Macduff are played by season favourites
Phil Scoble, Ben Hamilton and Max Brandt and backed up by an
all too fleeting performance from Malcolm Macintosh as King
Historically, the play is believed to have been written
between 1603 & 1606, although scholars tend to favour the
latter date. The links between King James, recently ascended
to the throne, and the tragedy of Macbeth are evident and it
is easily noted that, not long after a Scottish King came to
the English throne, a play about Scottish history appeared….
Macbeth is co-directed by the Inn Theatre founder Jane
Windsor-Smith and the first time in the director’s chair for
the marvellous Gil Garland. This will be a truly
unmissable play – sinister and compulsive – in a strikingly
beautiful setting, book now I urge you! Tickets are available
from Dartmouth Tourist Information Centre 01803 834224 or
more details on the Inn Theatre Company please
Why not come down
for the weekend, or even a week?
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Stanley
Tucci, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon.
An adaptation of the Alice
Sebold's New York Times best-selling novel, "The Lovely
Bones," tells the story of Susie Salmon, who is murdered,
but continues to observe her family on Earth after her
death. Although she is detached from the world she once
knew, Susie witnesses the impact of her loss on her loved
ones, whilst her killer skillfully covers his tracks and
prepares to murder again. In a tone that is both emotionally
truthful, and darkly humorous, Susie tries to balance her
desire for vengeance against the love she feels for her
family and her need to see them heal; and ultimately comes
to understand that the concept of family can encompass both
the living and the dead.
Films are screened at
The Guildhall, Victoria Road, Dartmouth. The bar is open
from 7.30pm and the films start approx. 8pm. Guest tickets
are available on the night for £3.50 each from “The
Windjammer” Victoria Road between 7.30pm & 7.55pm only.
No guest tickets will be sold on the door. To join Dartmouth
Film Society, or for information, call Rob Bird on 01803
4. Small News
A consortium of
private business people are looking at an invisible
underground car park under Coronation Park. Benefits are
likely to be around 400 spaces, 80 or so dedicated to
local residents (at a fee) and the possibility of boat
parking through the quieter winter months. Rumours are
that SHDC are being involved and the construction time
might be only 12 months all in.
Coronation Park would be re-instated exactly as it is,
although undoubtedly in far better condition and raised
by one metre to ward off future flooding. Playing
cricket is going to be so much nicer with a properly
finished and drained top grass surface. Just one
question, is there really is a Russian submarine under
there? Watch this space!
Contrary to rumours,
the Red Arrows will be with us on Regatta Friday 27
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?
copyright Dave Cawley, Andy Kyle,
Tony Pike & others.