1. Lollypop Lady
2. Rainbow garden
3. Bookshop to
4. Life is a
5. Small News
1. Lollypop Lady
At this week's full Council Meeting,
Eileen Day was presented with a Town Plaque for her services as
the Townstal Road Lollipop Lady for the past 15 years or so.
Dave Cawley commented "I ran into
Eileen often on the way up the hill, she always had a lovely
smile on her face, I will miss bumping into her"
At the same Council Meeting it was
decided formally to set up a group to submit a Traffic and
Parking Plan to Devon County Council (DCC). Cllr Paul Reach is
chairing the new group.
There is still a vacancy for a Town
Councillor, if you are interested pop along to the Guildhall for
an application pack and be sure to return it by 19 August!
Stevie reports: 'Why not visit
the Rainbow garden at Ash Tree Farm at Twilight.' On
Saturday 20th August between 7pm and 10pm the garden at Ash
Tree Farm is open in the evening for the National Garden
Scheme (all proceeds go to charity).
The garden will be lit by lamps
and candles giving a very different feel to the daytime
The entrance fee is £5 and this
includes a glass of wine too!
Click here for
more and directions.
not come down for the weekend, or even a week?
The Harbour Bookshop to close
Richard Webb reports: " It is
desperately sad news for Dartmouth that its famous and
much-loved Harbour Bookshop is closing after 60 years of
trading. A town without a bookshop selling new books is like
a town without a soul - we all poorer for its loss.
With Andrea as manager and Tracy helping her, it has been
the friendliest bookshop I have ever known and no
supermarket or internet transaction will replace the
pleasure of choosing a book from their shelves. Generations
of locals and visitors have been through that welcoming
green door to be greeted by a range of new books, old
favourites and the magic of the Christopher Robin
My first job in the world of books was working for
Christopher Milne in the Harbour Bookshop over 50 years ago
and just last week my latest new book was given the main
window display - so my connection with the shop has been a
long and happy one. I have sold nearly 10,000 copies of my
local books there and it will be a difficult act to follow.
It has been said: `You know you have read a good book when
you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost
a friend.` Sadly the last page of the Harbour Bookshop is
now being turned and I have lost a life-long friend and
companion and so has Dartmouth."
Life is a Kabarett!
No its not a spelling error,
Kabarett is the German version of the French ‘Caberet’ and
on Friday 19 August it is coming to the Flavel, Dartmouth.
Peter Reeves and Whatif and Whynot Theatre company present
this entertaining performance showcasing the music, songs
and spirit of Europe between the wars. The show that proves
the Germans DO have a sense of humour!
Kabarett began in Germany at the turn of the 20th century
but really blossomed in the 20s and 30s after a ban on
criticising government matters was lifted in the German
Empire. The art form was dominated by comedians and
entertainers who focused mostly on social and political
themes and was characterised by biting political satire and
gallows humour. These comedians were the Marcus Brigstockes
and Mitch Benns of their era and such was the power of their
comedy that the allies harnessed it by using it to portray
the horrors of the Nazi regime. Not difficult to sell to the
artists who had been driven into exile, imprisonment and to
suicide by the Nazi repression of intellectuals.
From Kurt Tucholsky to Marlene Dietrich, the exponents of
the great art form were numerous and in many cases iconic.
The Liza Minelli film ‘Cabaret’ grew out of the real world
of these shows. Under the musical direction of Rob Young,
the songs, the sketches – all the atmosphere and daring of
that world translated into English by Peter Reeves and
performed by the team that brought you ‘Flanders and Swann
revisited’. Tickets £10
here or the Flavel Box Office 01803 839530
5. Small News
reports: BRNC Volunteer Band Concert at St Saviours
Church on Saturday 24 September at 7.30pm. Please join
us for a great evening, the tickets cost £8.00. All
profit goes towards the charity. Tickets are available
from the Dartmouth Caring office now between the hours
of 9am and 1pm Monday to Friday.
Andy Kyle reports:
Simon Drew appears on Channel Four's Come Dine With Me
tomorrow (Friday) night at 8pm?
This Saturday it's
The farmers Market, come along for a look?
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