1. Galleries Week
2. Official Pet
3. After the
4. Small News
1. Galleries Week
Sarah Duggan reports: Baxters Gallery has a new
exhibition of work from several artists starting on
Titled “All things bright ..” it will showcase work
from Emma Brownjohn, a new artist to the gallery and
Sue McDonald who has a waiting list of customers for
her work after a 2 year break.
Chas Jacobs has been painting local scenes and
landmarks so see if you can spot the locals in his
pictures. There will also be glass panels from
gallery favourite, Jane Reeves and glass lamps from
local artist Jane Naish.
Wooden automata from Jane Ryan and bright ceramics
from Lincoln Kirby Bell complete a mixed show which
is sure to lift the spirits.
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Mark Riley reports: Coombe Gallery is proud to
announce their forthcoming James Stewart solo show,
"'It's Only Paint"' Over 30 brand new works fresh
from James's palette.
For this exhibition
James is busy painting fresh new work as we speak
and has decided to go back to basics and have a
Still Life exhibition revelling in the simple art of
just looking intensely and going for pure painting.
Originally from Stockport, James has been based in
Devon for over 10 years.
studied at Dyfed
College of Art, Carmarthen and worked as a freelance
illustrator in Manchester designing book and album
covers before moving south to pursue a career in
A real treat for collectors. For more
White Sails Gallery will have a new exhibition of
Richard Thorn’s limited editions entitled “In the
Shallows”. Born in Torquay, the landscape of the
South Hams has been a constant inspiration to
Richard and the exhibition showcases some of his
most breathtaking work of the last few years.
It celebrates the natural beauty of our local
moorland, river and coastal scenery, with the River
Dart being an especially strong focus. Gallery owner
Adam Edsall said “I am delighted to be able to show
Richard’s work with us this year and am excited for
him to be the subject of our very first exhibition”
The show will run for one week until Sunday 5th June
and as a special exhibition offer, visitors will be
able to get 10% off, on all of Richard’s mounted
prints and framed editions.
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Eight Galleries will be open on the evening of Friday 27th May
from 6 – 9pm so come along and see the exhibitions with work
from new and established artists. To see all the very best
galleries in Dartmouth
not come down for the weekend, or even a week?
2. Official Pet Shop opening
Last Saturday saw the 'official' opening of Dartmouth Pet
Foods new shop in the Old Market. Dr Roger Mugford,
Britain's top animal behaviourist (and his dog PC) returned
to Dartmouth to cut the ribbon. Born in Dartmouth Dr
Mugford produces pet treat and training aids under the name
The Company of Animals, all available from Linda in the pet
There were plenty of doggie
spectators at the opening, as well as their well-behaved
The refurbishment of the
Old Market continues, with other units set to be completed
After the Flood
Those of you who took note from
our News last week and went along to St Clement's Church to
see the community production of Britten's 'Noye's Fludde'
were treated to an outstanding performance. Under the
direction of Lynne Deller, a brightly coloured menagerie of
local children trouped on to the ark, overseen by Mr and Mrs
Noye (Christopher Helyer and Gaye Brent) while the 'Voice of
God' (David Burgess) boomed from the Ringing Chamber in the
tower above the audience. The musicians, directed by
David Oldbury, gave an accomplished performance and the
setting in St Clement's was just as Britten would have
wanted. The audience, referred to by Britten as the
'congregation' joined in the singing of the hymns and
thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Well done everyone!
4. Small News
Andy Kyle reports on
the image at the top of this page: I’m pleased with
this. Heck, I’m very pleased with this. It’s a six
minute exposure of the cruise ship National Geographic
Explorer’s nighttime departure on Wednesday night.
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Have you ever wanted
to experience a different sort of boating. If so you are
invited to come along and take part in a free Try a Boat
event. The event will take place over the May Bank
Holiday weekend May 28 to 29 with a wide selection of
boats available on the Embankment including the one
shown here on the right.
Matt from The Royal
Caste reports: Monday 30th May 6-7pm Harbour Bar. We
will be running a free tasting session of Sharpham
cheese and wine. This will be used to kick start our
promotions and prize draw that we will be running
throughout that week.
Saturday 28th May – Sunday 5th June we will be offering
a much wider range of Sharpham wines which be available
by both the glass and bottle throughout this period.
All the Sharpham wine products will be available at a
considerably reduced rate to encourage people to try
excellent local English wines.
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?
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