3. End of an Era?
4. Small News
works of art
On Monday night Coombe Gallery
curator Mark Riley, (and his November ‘tache!), played host to
chefs, artists and collectors at the new ‘Palate to Palette’
exhibition. This recipe exhibition combined chefs' recipes with
great artwork by many well known local artists to create works
you can cook from. Also featured were Nicola Pasterfield’s
drawings and paintings of the recent food festival.
Guests tucked into wonderful canapés provided by Mat Prowse,
David Jones and Philip Watts. Eddy at Dartmouth vintners
provided some great wines and the gallery was decorated with
food and flowers from Flowersmiths, Jilly’s Farm Shop and
Saveurs. Recipes were kindly donated by: Hugh Fearnley
Whittingstall, Holly and David Jones, Mitch Tonks and Mat Prowse,
Michael Caines M.B.E & Joyce Molyneux.
The artwork has been skilfully created by: James Stewart, Jilly
Sutton, Malcolm Cheape, Marc Farrell, John Gillo, Simon Drew,
Fran Gynn and Nicola Pasterfield. With prices ranging from
£30.00 - £1400.00 the artwork attracted a great range of buyers
delighted with the quality of work on offer. The show runs until
3rd December 2011 and can also be viewed on the website by
Coombe Gallery: 20 Foss St. Dartmouth. TQ6 9DR Open: Tues. -
Sat. 10am – 5pm 01803 835 820
To see the very best art galleries
Sarah Duggan reports: Candlelit
Dartmouth is only a week away! The event starts at 4pm next
Friday 2nd December and continues throughout Saturday.
Friday sees carol
singing around the tree in Avenue Gardens led by members of
the Dartmouth Town Band at 5.30pm followed by the switching
on of the Christmas lights by the Mayor Paul Allen. Santa
will be arriving by boat after that and everyone is invited
to line the Boatfloat waving torches and sparklers to
welcome him to Dartmouth as he arrives accompanied by
uniformed cadets from the Britannia Naval College. There is
a market and entertainers from 4pm til 8.30pm and late night
shopping in the great selection of shops and galleries that
Dartmouth has to offer.
On Saturday there are
markets from 10am – 7pm in The Old Market, Avenue Gardens,
on The Quay and in Fairfax Place. There will be stiltwalkers,
jugglers, samba bands and many other entertainers all around
the town as well as various events at the Bandstand. These
include the pre-school nativity at 11am, a fancy dress
competition at 1pm and a best dressed Xmas dog competition
The highlight of the event, the
lantern procession, will start from The Old Market at 5.30pm
and finish at Avenue Gardens. Lantern carriers will be given
a cup of hot chocolate which has kindly been donated by Café
Alf Resco. Look out for a huge dragon lantern with fabric
wings which will be carried by 6 of the Dartmouth Players
and various mermaids made by the Dartmouth Academy. You can
then stay for a Candlelit supper or go to the Yacht Club for
carol singing around their tree led by the Nauti Buoys.
It promises to be a
great weekend and as it may be the last one, do make sure
you come and visit.
not come down for the weekend, or even a week?
End of an Era?
Sue Tweed reports: Children’s
Hospice South West lost their most stalwart fundraiser this
month as Liz Roe retired from the Dartmouth & District
Friends Group, having led the Group for 27 years, during
which time they raised over £300,000 for the charity.
Liz is well-known in Dartmouth
for her total commitment to the Children’s Hospice. She and
husband Phil have dedicated a tremendous amount of time and
energy, and space in their house and garage, to help run
hundreds of events large and small through the years.
However, Liz decided recently that it was now time to step
down and they are hoping to move nearer to their son and his
family in Malvern to spend more meaningful time with them.
On resigning from the Group, she told hospice staff that she
was thrilled to hear of the incredible progress of Little
Harbour, CHSWs third Children’s Hospice overlooking St
Austell Bay in Cornwall which is due to open to families in
December, saying it was ‘a very worthwhile tribute to Jill
[Farwell] who started this wonderful charity and which I
shall miss so much.’
Eddie Farwell, Co-founder and
Chief Executive of the charity sent a message via the
Friends Group ‘Liz has been a loyal and ever faithful
supporter of CHSW and inspirational chairman of Dartmouth
and District Friends Group. On behalf of the children and
families that have used Little Bridge House, through the
years, we would like to express heartfelt thanks to Liz and
the community for their wonderful support. With all the best
wishes on your retirement Liz.’
Liz and Phil were thanked for
their years of hard work and support for Children’s Hospice
South West at a luncheon at the Royal Castle Hotel on
Saturday where 50 supporters attended the Friends Group 200
Club Luncheon and Draw, raising almost £2,500 for the
hospice. They were presented with a picture of Bayard's Cove
as a reminder of their home in Dartmouth and their friends
in the Group. Also shown here is Brenda Dunton
who won the raffle.
Dartmouth & District Friends
Group is one of around 40 in the South West working
voluntarily to support Children's Hospice South West by
fundraising for the hospice and raising awareness of its
work. In the South West alone, there are over 1,000 children
with a life-limiting condition for whom CHSW provides
essential specialist care and support, for the children and
their families. The Friends can now be contacted by
telephoning Sarah Green on 01803 722340 or by email by
4. Small News
reports: South American Evening tonight, 24th
November : A wine tasting evening with Chilean
winemaker, Santa Rita, and the best local sirloin steak,
from Robin's father's farm, specially dry aged for 38
days and cut in front of you to a size that makes you
The steak will be £18 for a standard 8 oz steak and £1
per oz thereafter! An 8oz dry aged steak will be
equivalent to a 10 oz wet vacuumed steak! The steak will
be served with chimi churi sauce and be accompanied by
some latin sides.
The evening will start with an optional wine tasting
with canapes (effectively your starter). There will be a
selection of white, rose and red wine. £7.50 to include
the canapes and wines. The wines are all different
from the wines tasted at the loyalty card evening. They
will all be available for off sales purchases. Please
telephone 01803 832572 to make a booking.
Fair in St Saviour's Church, Dartmouth this Saturday 26
November, open from 10am. Come and buy your
presents and festive goodies - including Christmas
crafts, decorations, toys, books, toiletries, jewellery,
homemade cakes, pickles and chutneys. There's a
raffle with some great prizes and after all that
shopping you can have a rest with home made
refreshments! Do come and join us.
As the season of
Advent begins this Sunday 27 November, St Petrox Church
hosts 'Darkness to Light' with Sine Nomine, a capella
singers. The candlelit service begins at 6.30pm.
All are welcome (don't forget to bring a torch!)
Sue Tweed reports:
tonight - Thursday 24th November at 8pm: Louise Parker -
Jazz at The Flavel - a fundraising concert for CHSW with
the superb Louise Parker - combining a potent mix of
funk and gospel, Louise creates a performance which
truly stirs the soul. Tickets £15 from The Flavel: 01803
839530 or by
Saturday 26th November, 10am–2pm: Christmas Fayre - the
Old Market, Dartmouth. Crafts, cards, jewellery, cakes
and gifts, toy tombola, mince pies and mulled wine.
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?
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Robert Clements comments on the
missing verses: The words are in Miss Robinson's book,
"Highlights in the extraordinary life of an ordinary woman"
I once asked Miss Robinson for the music but she said she
had been advised to keep it for copyright. Hope this helps.
I used to sing In Praise of the Dart at Dartmouth Secondary
School when Miss Robinson taught there.
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