2. Drama Festival
4. Small News
1. World Indoor
Rally Championship comes to Dartmouth
The World Indoor Rally Championship
comes to Dartmouth for the fourth year running. It's in aid of
the Greyhound Sanctuary Exeter. There will be four large
SCX rally tracks with timers. The cars will be supplied and each
track has a different car. Each competitor will be given a race
card and they will have three attempts to complete one lap of
each track as fast as they can, the times will be totalled up
and the winner will be the racer with the overall fastest total
time. Prizes for each track including the top three finishers
and the fastest lady. There is also a junior (14 and under)
event run along the same lines except they will have one
practice go before the three attempts.
The event will be held at The Flavel on the 1st October 2011,
2.00pm until 8.00pm. Presentation 8.30pm. There will be
light snacks, coffee and tea and also a licensed bar, a raffle
and music. A really fun day out for all ages. Both the
current and previous year’s winners will be there to claim back
The 5th Dart Drama Festival 2011
Among the many amateur drama
groups in this year’s 5th Dart Drama Festival it welcomes a
new all girl dance troupe from Dartmouth who will be making
their debut at the Flavel. Rewired, formed in 2009, as part
of a project by the previous Labour government, aims at
engaging young people in extra curricular activities. The 17
girls, whose ages range from 12 to 17 years, meet twice a
week to rehearse their punch and contemporary routines, at
the Leisure Centre and the Ivy Lane Centre, in the town.
Under the leadership of
their choreographer and director, Tameka Mortimer, from
Tones, the girls have been given funding from two Dartmouth
organisations, Dartmouth United Charities, and the St Petrox
Trust. Tameka said,” It all started when some of the
girls from the Dartmouth Academy, got fed up with the boys
always playing football, so they decided to do something for
Each of the drama groups
are performing a variety of up to 30 minutes pieces from
light comedy to an extract from “Chess”, from Shakespeare to
new material. The festival runs from Wednesday to Saturday
9th to 12th November from 7.30pm, and will be performing
twice over four nights. Advance booking ticket prices
are to be, Adult, £8.50, child £5 for any one night; adult
combo £15, child combo £8 for any two nights. Further
information, please go to the website by
not come down for the weekend, or even a week?
Dartmouth Market Official Opening!
Last Friday saw the official
opening of the Market Square Regeneration, with a Farmers'
Market the following day. Cllr Dave Cawley, Deputy
Mayor of Dartmouth cut the ribbon and talked about the
project. Dave said "When I started the regeneration
project 6 years ago I was told it had been tried before many
times and had failed. This was a challenge that I and
my colleagues took seriously!" Dave went on to say
that he had spent nearly 1,000 hours working on the project
as former Chairman of the Council's Corporate Property
Special thanks were given to
fellow Councillors, the early MCTi, Michael Cozens, Jason
Pillar and Wayne Wooodgate of RC Pillars the builders,
Robert Seymour Associates the Architects, SDCLAG, SHDC and
Chris Horan the Town Clerk. The sun shone and everyone
had a good time on both days. Someone was heard to say
"another Dartmouth moment" and truly it was.
5. Small News
The photo of
Dartmouth in the snow,
click here to see it, was a puzzle, Adrian Booker
suggested "The snow arrived on Boxing Day 1962 and laid
for six weeks." Tessa de Galleani suggested 1986?
So no consensus there then!
Rumour has it that
Johnny Depp is filming for Tim Burton's new film 'Dark
Shadows', down near to Start Point - the temptation to
go and have a look is almost overwhelming here at the
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