1. 'Treasures by
2. Regatta is
5. Small News
1. Sir Peter Blake
- 'Treasures by Selection'
Mark Riley reports: It was with
great pleasure that last Friday, Coombe Gallery in Foss Street
welcomed Sir Peter Blake to open his exhibition: ‘Treasures by
Selection’. An expectant crowd gathered to meet the artist,
famed for his Sgt Pepper Lonely Hearts Club album cover, and
they were not disappointed. Sir Peter chatted at length with
fans of his work and generously signed books and catalogues long
into the evening. Gallery curator Mark Riley had spent 2 years
putting together this exhibition and was delighted with the way
the evening went. The wine, generously sponsored by Eddy from
the local Dartmouth Wine Company flowed freely and guests tucked
into food supplied by Sally Bond from Dittisham including her
popular Bloody Mary tomato canapés.
A considerable amount of signed Limited Edition prints and books
were snapped up by eager art collectors and with this excellent
show continuing until 10th September it looks set to run and
run. Further works can be seen by
clicking here and
also on display at Coombe Farm Studios in Dittisham. Shown
here are the many people who came from all over the country to
see Sir Peter at his Private View.
Regatta is coming!
The Regatta Programme is now
out, call in at the Tourist Information Centre on Mayors
Avenue Car Park in the centre of the town to buy your copy.
You can check out the Official Regatta website by
But if you want see loads of colourful photographs of what
happened in the last five years, and to see if you are in
any of the photographs, you really ought to
click here !
There are still some vacancies
in Dartmouth so maybe you can come after all?
If you enjoy Regatta consider
also coming during a sunny February week where you will find
a vibrant town, fires roaring in pubs, a clear unhurried
river and peace and tranquillity. Dartmouth, don't you
just love it?
not come down for the weekend, or even a week?
Children's Fancy Dress
Next Regatta Thursday at 10:00am
at the Bandstand in Royal Avenue Gardens there will be a
Children's Fancy Dress competition. All are welcome,
just turn up before 10:00am. This is a yearly even run by
our good friend Tessa de Galleani of The Gift Box.
Lady Mary Newman and the Deputy Lady Mayoress Jill Cawley
will be judging, and a what a job that will be! Lots
of scrummy prizes will be given out and almost everyone,
adults included will get a free sweet or two! This
highlight event of Dartmouth Regatta is sponsored by
Blackpool Sands, The Venus Cafe and The Gift Box. In
fact all during Regatta The Gift Box in Market Street will
be having a Regatta Sale where you will almost certainly
want to buy a gift for your loved one, for Christmas, or
even for yourself, have a look, you will be surprised and
delighted! The photo here is from last year's event.
On Friday, August 12th at 6pm
Kingswear Regatta Committee were very pleased to be able to
distribute £2400 to three main beneficiaries, Help for
Heroes, Froward Point National Coastwatch, and Kingswear
Jimmy Wright received a cheque
for £800 on behalf of the national charity Help for Heroes
from fellow committee member Edward Jones. Ros Willmott
presented another cheque for £800 to Froward Point Station
Manager Bob Tozer. Ros herself was thanked for selling
hundreds of ducks for the Regatta Duck Race this year. A
third cheque for £800 was presented to Kingswear Rowing Club
who provide all the equipment to make this unique village
event possible. The Rowing Club Chairman Wendy Ryan was
pleased to receive the cheque from Gill Davies, Regatta
The Regatta held in the middle of July was, as usual, full
of family fun, with two days of rowing races on Waterhead
Creek; a hugely popular Dog Show; beautiful vintage and
classic cars; a traditional Punch and Judy show as well as
lots of games, stalls and good food.
to see more about the best small Regatta in South Devon!
5. Small News
reports: The allotment holders are so delighted with
their results in this first year, and there is so
much public interest, that the gates will be
thrown open to the public during an open session
from 10am to 12 noon on this Saturday 20 August.
Kim Fricker reports:
The Cued Speech Summer Camp kick starts the summer
holidays in style! The 11th annual Cued Speech Summer
Camp pitched up at Bicton College in Devon for the first
time from 30th July to 3rd August. This event was
organised by a small national charity, the Cued Speech
Association UK (CSAUK), who are based in Dartmouth,
Devon. Summer Camp is their main event each year, where
parents of deaf children and professionals can come to
learn the Cued Speech system in order to give deaf
children access to the English language at home and
For more information phone (voice and text) 01803
832 784 or click
taking place in St Saviour's Church include the
traditional bell ringing by the Town Ringers and
lunchtime concerts (beginning at 11.55am). On
Wednesday Andrew Maries plays the oboe, on Friday Henry
Tozer plays the piano and David Leek gives an organ
recital on Saturday. Retiring collections are in aid of
the post-earthquake restoration fund for St Michael and
All Angels in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Thursday
recital this year is being held in St Petrox Church with
Amanda Heldt, soprano, and is in aid of St Petrox Church
Pipe Organ Fund.
Don't forget Regatta
Praise this Sunday at 3pm in the Royal Avenue Gardens!
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