1. A Single Man
3. Gardner wins
4. Golden Feast
5. Small News
1. A Single Man &
other good films
Colin Firth, star of the film ‘A
Single Man’, is one of the many notable stars and films to
be screened as part of the Dartmouth Film Society’s (DFS)
2010 autumn/ winter season.
Commencing at 7:30pm on Thursday 16 September, in
Dartmouth’s Guildhall, the screening of ‘A Single Man’ will
be an opportunity for non-members to join the film club at a
discounted rate of £8.50 for the remainder of 2010.
Membership provides free access to the different films that
are screened every second Thursday. The films reflect a
variety of genres including biography, comedy, drama,
thriller, mystery and music.
Notable films to be screened over the next few months are:
the comedy ‘Conversations with My Gardener’ (Sept 30); the
war-time story of ‘The Boy in Striped Pyjamas’ (Oct 14); the
Israeli film drama ‘Lemon Tree’ (Oct 28); a drama set amidst
the July bombing of London in ‘London River’ (Nov 11), and
the comedy based on a true story of the triumph of a Russian
conductor demoted to the role of janitor and the concert he
organises in ‘The Concert’ (Nov 25).
The final film for 2010, planned to be screened at the DFS
Christmas Party on December 16, is the wonderful film of
‘The Illusionist’. Each Guildhall screening commences
with doors opening at 7:30pm and includes an intermission
when drinks and snacks are served. The evening concludes
Separate/Guest tickets can not be purchased at the Guildhall
but can be purchased on the night of the screening at The
Windjammer pub in Victoria Street, Dartmouth for £3.60 per
film, between 7.30 – 7.55 pm. New members can join at the
door on any screening night. For further information
contact: Clive Osborne on 079-6802-6449
BRNC Volunteer Band special performance
A favourite with many locals,
the fledgling BRNC Volunteer Band is set to win even more
fans with a special performance at the Flavel Centre on
Thursday 7 October at 7:30pm.
Having won many fans when they performed at the Dart Music
Festival earlier this year the band has enjoyed further
success with performances around the district. Started at
the request of the Royal Navy in 2009 to provide a Royal
Naval Volunteer Band as a musical presence in the Britannia
Royal Naval College, and also to provide musical support to
Dartmouth and throughout the district, the band performs
primarily as a concert wind band. It has also performed in
smaller groups for RN Officers Mess functions and various
charity and civil events. The band has also been quick
to attract up to 45 musicians into their ranks - many being
ex-services personnel. This made the band an obvious choice
to lead the Royal British Legion Remembrance Parade through
the streets of Dartmouth last November and to perform in the
bandstand at the 2010 Dart Music Festival.
Pam Braakenburg, Chairman of the Dart Music Festival said:
"It’s great to see the local band coming out to support and
help raise funds for the Music Festival. It’s a great
opportunity for the community to see, hear and support our
local big band. It is a very special group. The band
is made up of mainly civilian musicians, with just a few
serving personnel, with about 50% of the band members having
been ex-service musicians." "The band will be playing
a variety of pieces including marches, solo items, music
from the shows, light classical and easy listening music and
much more. "
Tickets can be purchased
from The Flavel office for £8, or online by
Why not come down
for the weekend, or even a week?
Gardner wins award
Adrian Booker, who is also
President of Dartmouth and Kingswear Horticultural Society,
has won a Silver Medal at the Devon and Cornwall
Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society show.
His exhibit, a basket of nine
dahlias, (see attached), attracted the judges for the
quality of the blooms and precision of presentation.
Adrian intends to show more of
his dahlias at the Dartmouth Show at Townstal Community Hall
on Saturday 11 September. The show opens to the public at
2.30 pm and all are welcome.
Feast @ the Dartmouth Food Festival
The Floating Bridge in Dartmouth
is hosting a Tutored Tasting and Ploughman’s Lunch on Friday
22nd October (12:30pm – 2:30pm) to celebrate Dartmouth Food
Festival (20th – 24th October). The event will feature
tastings of Sharpham’s ‘Savour’ Cheese and Quercus Brewery’s
‘Natural Beauty’ Beer, both created to mark the 50th
anniversary of South Devon being designated an Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Author and Poet James Crowden, who was brought up near
Dartmouth, will lead the event describing a day in the life
of a South Devon farm worker over 50 years ago and
explaining the history of the ploughman’s lunch. Mark
Sharman of Sharpham Estate and Pete Walker from Quercus
Brewery will also be at the event to describe how the local
landscape contributes to the uniqueness of ‘Savour’ Cheese -
a creamy textured cheese with both goats’ and cows’ milk -
and ‘Natural Beauty’ Beer, which uses malting barley grown
Tom Woods, Dart Marina’s newly appointed Head Chef,
comments: “There’s always a real buzz in the air, as well as
mouth watering aromas, during Dartmouth Food Festival, and
it’s really exciting to see the town become a hub of local
food and drink. We have so many expert food producers on our
doorstep, and we are really looking forward to welcoming
Mark Sharman from Sharpham Cheese and Pete Walker from
Quercus Brewery to The Floating Bridge.”
Click here to see more.
Tickets are £12 each and must be booked in advance from the
South Devon AONB office 01803 861384
6. Small News
Chris Ryan reports:
the date of Kingswear Regatta is 23rd/24th July 2011.
This got this year's Dartmouth dot TV 'Small Regatta'
Farmers' Market this Saturday: fresh local produce in
Dartmouth's Old Market
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?
copyright Dave Cawley,
Tony Pike & others.