1.  New Vicar for Dartmouth

2.  Mother tonight!

3.  A Comedy Film Night

4.  30 years!

5.  Small News




1.  Youngest Vicar in living memory appointed!

The parishes of Dartmouth and Dittisham finally have a new vicar! The Reverend Will Hazlewood has been appointed as parish priest.  Father Will, together with his wife Sophie and 3 year old son Theo (plus the family dog!), is looking forward to becoming part of the life of Dartmouth and Dittisham sometime during the summer.

Father Will is an experienced parish priest who served in Bristol Diocese before becoming vicar of Iver Heath in Buckinghamshire. He trained as an engineer and is an expert at restoring classic cars and loves to ‘mend’ anything rather than throw it away. We look forward to welcoming him here.


2.  Mother tonight!

Actors: Hye-ja Kim,  Bin Won, Ku Jin: Cert: 15 - Crime/Drama/Mystery.  Joon-ho Bong’s accomplished new film, a psychological thriller, has some excellent and highly satisfying twists. In a provincial town, a single mother , who runs a herbal store and practises as an unlicensed acupuncturist, is deeply attached to her son, a 27-year-old with learning difficulties, who suffers from bouts of amnesia and keeps bad company. Arrested for the murder of a high school girl, he's railroaded into a confession by inexperienced detectives. But the mother is convinced of his innocence, and in the face of official indifference and a hostile local populace she turns detective. Hye-ja Kim is immensely sympathetic as the mother and the editing is sophisticated.  ‘Another fine film from South Korean director Joon-ho Bong …’

This film is on tonight at the Guildhall at 7.30PM. Guest tickets can be purchased on the night of the screening at The Windjammer pub in Victoria Road, Dartmouth for £3.60 per film, between 7.00 – 7.25 pm. New members can join at the door on any screening night. For further information contact: Clive Osborne on 079-6802-6449


3.   A Comedy Film Night to remember

The Flavel proudly presents : A Comedy Film Night to remember. With Mystery Guest. Weds 9th Mar 7pm

Laugh more, live longer….. Peter Richardson, the incredibly well-connected patron of the Dartmouth Comedy Festival, has once again secured a fantastic mystery guest for the Comedy Film Night on Weds 9th March. Previous lucky Flavel regulars have had intimate audiences with comedy kings such as Eddie Izzard, John Sessions, Phil Cornwell, Keith Allen and Gary Beadle, all thanks to the support of Peter and the high esteem that his fellow comedians hold him in.

The Festival's mystery visitor, an internationally recognised comedian who is coming specially to Dartmouth, has a string of successful TV shows and films behind them. At this very moment Nick Smith, of Smith and Watson Productions in Totnes, has an array of clips before him in the editing suite, editing together a special film to be screened on the opening night of the Comedy Festival.

This year the Flavel are offering a prize for the first 10 people to successfully guess the identity of our mystery visitor. If you need a clue – their surname is also the name of a famous motorbike? The prize will be 2 tickets to one of the next Flavel Comedy Nights. Responses by email to by clicking here  by midday Mon 7 Mar.  Click here for more details

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4.   30 years at the Dart Marina Hotel

Chef Stuart Woolvin celebrated 30 years at Dart Marina Hotel & Spa in Dartmouth, Devon on Monday 21st February, with a record of only two days taken off through sickness in his whole employment period.

Stuart, who also met his wife at Dart Marina when she was a guest during his first year at the Hotel, comments: “I regard Dart Marina as one big happy family, everyone pulls together and even though it’s my place of work, the Hotel has become my way of life. It is a delight seeing guests return to Dart Marina year after year – so many people fall in love with Dartmouth and it’s a pleasure to be able to greet familiar faces and chat about favourite boat trips, breathtaking walks that lead to incredible views and of course, where to find the most delicious Devon ice cream cone!”

Stuart first joined Dart Marina as an apprentice, aged 21, when menus included classics such as Steak Diane and Soul Veronique. Stuart continues: “Now, we may serve an Assiette of Pork with the farmer’s name clearly on the menu, fish landed less than an hour before service, seasonal vegetables from a neighbouring farm, or local Red Devon Beef. I have loved being part of this change and in my opinion the producers now get the credit they are due. Our menus are all about provenance, careful sourcing, seasonality and flavour – a huge change for the better as far as I am concerned.  The pleasure in all this is that I really enjoy passing on what I know about the profession to younger members of the team and above everything I like being reliable!”

To mark Stuart’s 30 year anniversary, head chef Tom Woods will cook dinner for Stuart and his wife at Dart Marina’s 2 AA Rosette Restaurant and the couple have a trip to Paris to look forward to courtesy of the team at the Hotel.  Chris Jones, General Manager comments: “Chefs work in extreme heat and under tremendous pressure for much of their careers - Stuart is a remarkable member of staff and we will all celebrate as he marks 30 years with us. Through Stuart’s attitude to work and his ability to embrace new food styles, he has been a shining example to younger chefs and we feel very lucky to have him as part of our team.”  To read more click here.


6.   Small News

  • Southford Schoolrooms - Dartmouth parochial church council unanimously agreed this week to a request from Dartmouth Pre-School for a further extension of their tenancy in Southford Schoolrooms so that they can continue there until the end of July 2012.

  • The Dartmouth Music Festival website is starting to rock and roll, click here to see some of the artists who will be performing soon!

  • Dominic Rott reports: My ambition is to set up a sports club which will provide regular indoor freerunning lessons for young people in the south hams area.  Freerunning, also known as Parkour is a relatively new urban sport which  originated in France but over the last 7 years has become a big thing in the UK and indeed all over the world. Click here for a You Tube video and click here if you are interested.  Dartmouth dot TV would like to know progress on this new and exciting sport!


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