1.   Mouthwatering art

2.   Candlelit Dartmouth

3.   End of an Era?

4.   Small News



1.  Mouthwatering 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 clicking here. Coombe Gallery: 20 Foss St. Dartmouth. TQ6 9DR Open: Tues. - Sat. 10am – 5pm 01803 835 820

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2.  Candlelit Dartmouth

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 at 2pm.

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.

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3.   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 clicking here.


4.   Small News

  • Browns Hotel 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 happy!

    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.

  • Annual Christmas 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 clicking here.

    Saturday 26th November, 10am–2pm: Christmas Fayre - the Old Market, Dartmouth. Crafts, cards, jewellery, cakes and gifts, toy tombola, mince pies and mulled wine.


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