1. HMS Kent
2. Music at
5. Small News
last year's Music Festival
year it's this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Classical, Jazz, Rock and almost everything else!
1. HMS Kent
visits the Dartmouth Music Festival
The Royal Navy’s Type 23 Frigate
HMS Kent is paying a four-day visit to Dartmouth in support
of the town’s Music Festival and the Britannia Royal Naval
College Open Day.
Arriving on Friday May 7 and opening her gangway on Saturday
from 10am-5pm to any visitors who would like to learn a
little more about life on the ocean wave. Boat transfers on
board the Liberty Lass will run throughout the open to
visitors period and those interested in going on board
should just turn up at the town quay. And on Sunday, a
number of Britannia cadets will also get the opportunity to
step on board, before the ship departs on Monday May 10.
Powerful and versatile with the capability to operate
anywhere in the world, the Type 23 frigate is the mainstay
of the modern surface fleet. Originally designed for the
principal task of anti-submarine warfare, they have evolved
into multi-purpose ships with the capability to operate
anywhere in the world. The effectiveness of these ships is
enhanced by their stealth design, which reduces their radar
signature significantly. In addition to warfare roles, these
ships also conduct embargo operations using boarding teams
inserted from the ship's boats or helicopter, disaster
relief work and surveillance operations. The current HMS
Kent is the twelfth ship to bear the name and her ship's
company is very proud of the impressive 16 battle honours
earned by her distinguished predecessors.
The ship was built by BAE Systems at Scotstoun on the Clyde
and was launched in May 1998 by her sponsor, HRH Princess
Alexandra. The 14th of 16 Type 23 'Duke' Class Frigates, HMS
Kent was commissioned on 8 June 2000 and is based in
Music at Bellini's
Friday evening 8:00 Mark
Ely our local contemporary singer songwriter plays guitar
Saturday lunchtime Martin Holland 1:00 - 3:00 our local
Saturday evening a trio of piano players will play some cool
jazz, funk and classical
Sunday evening 6:30 - 9:00 Koburn the well known piano and
vocal duo play and sing all the timeless classics
Bellini's were covered in our 8
click here to see this new bar that has opened in Hawley
Remember that we featured the
Music Festival events at Wildfire and Browns,
click here to see them. And also The Aronowitz
click here to see them too?
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 9.30 am and close
at 4.30pm. Entry is free.
This will be presenter Fiona Bruce’s third year with the
Roadshow and she says, “Presenting the Antiques Roadshow is,
for me, one of those rare and very lucky coincidences in
television when you get to work on a show that you already
love to watch. Exploring the human story behind every object
is what makes Antiques Roadshow so fascinating. And everyone
loves the agony and ecstasy of the 'what's it worth? moment.
The Antiques Roadshow isn't just about antiques - it's
history, beauty and drama all wrapped up in one.'
Some of Britain’s leading antiques and fine arts specialists
will be on hand to offer free advice and valuations to
visitors, who are invited to raid their attics and bring
along their family heirlooms, household treasures and car
boot bargains for inspection by the experts.
The last series, watched by an average of over six and half
million viewers, included some intriguing objects such as a
WW2 horse’s gas mask and a gallantry medal awarded to a
pigeon. It also had some great Roadshow stories such as the
bracelet found in the street which had belonged to Queen
Victoria, a collection of 1930s posters bought for 50p in
the 1970s and now worth over £30,000 and of course the first
£100,000 plate seen on the Roadshow.
People with large pieces of furniture or other big items can
send details and photographs of their objects to: Antiques
Roadshow, BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR or e-mail
clicking here . It may be possible to arrange to
look at the item in advance and organise transportation to
Series Editor Simon Shaw says: “The team are all looking
forward to visiting such a splendid venue as Britannia Royal
Naval College. It’s always exciting to see what will come to
light on the day. We regularly see between 1500 and 2000
visitors on the day. Despite the high turnout everyone will
get to see an expert.”
Visitors should note that there is no parking at the College
but there will be shuttle buses from Townstal Road Park and
Why not come down
for the weekend, or even a week?
Chicago opens the Dartmouth Music Festival
Especially to open the Dartmouth
Music Festival! The winner of 6 Oscars the Musical
"Chicago" with, Renee Zellwiger, Catherine Zeta Jones,
Richard Gere and Queen Latifa
It's 1929 and all the world's a stage - at least that's how
it feels to vaudeville star, Velma Kelley (Catherine
Zeta-Jones). Velma and her sister are partners in a song and
dance act managed by Velma's husband. When Velma finds her
two-timing husband in the arms of her sister, the act comes
to an abrupt end with the two lovers shot to death and Velma
behind bars for their murders.
Films are screened at The Guildhall, Victoria Road. The Bar
is open from 7.30pm. Guest tickets are available on
the night for £3.50 from The Windjammer Victoria Road
between 7.30 & 7.55pm. The Dartmouth dot TV crew will
be there so it's your opportunity to buy us a beer!
5. Small News
As featured in the last couple
of weeks' news, Dartmouth's parish churches are hosting a
number of events at this year's Dart Music Festival. On
Friday at noon, Paul Morgan, who has been organist at Exeter
Cathedral for 40 years, will be playing a programme
including JS Bach's Fantasia in G, Felix Mendelssohn's
Sonata No 4 and Leon Boellmann's Suite Gothique for the
Roger Kempton Memorial Concert, while on Saturday at noon,
regular parish organist Jonathan Watts will be playing a
programme of British organ music including Elgar's great
Organ Sonata in G.
In St Clement's Church on Saturday there is a Singing
Workshop at 11.00am and at 3.00pm a performance by Devonly
Voices, a community choir based in Totnes.
On Sunday in St Saviour's Church, the Festival Sung
Eucharist at 11.00am will be led by The Revd Canon Kenneth
Parry, former Precentor of Exeter Cathedral and will include
the combined choirs of Dartmouth Parish, the Dart Valley U3A
Singing Group and members of the Britannia Choral Society;
and the Festival Choral Evensong at St Petrox Church at
6.30pm will be sung by Isca Voices, an ensemble of former
girl choristers of Exeter Cathedral, who will give a short
recital after the service. All these events are free with a
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?