1.   Olympic fever

2.   Dragon in Dartmouth?

3.   Cabaret showing tonight

4.   The Anzac Club

5.   Canoe Races

6.   Small News




1.  Foss Street is full of Olympic fever

Sarah from Baxter's Gallery in Foss St is full of Olympic fever and reports:-

“Registered blind artist Barrie Goodfellow who lives in Exeter will carry the Olympic torch through Dartmouth, Devon on Sunday 20th May 2012. Barrie has been selected for his innovation in making art accessible to blind people and has been an inspiration to blind, disabled and chronically ill people throughout the world. Barrie also visits schools to talk to young people about blindness and runs art workshops. Barrie is very active in fundraising for Guide Dogs for the Blind and RNIB.

A small exhibition of Barrie’s work can be seen at Baxter’s Gallery, Foss Street, Dartmouth between 10th May and 25th May inclusive. Sadly he won't be running down Foss Street as it's not on the route but we'll close for a bit to cheer him on.”  Click here for more.


2.  Dragon Descends on Dinosaur Day

Everyone held their breath as Seawood the Sea Dragon met the massive T-Rex at an attraction in Devon, how would he react to Dinosaurs crashing his home? Luckily, Seawood and the Dinosaurs became instant best buddies as the newest ride in the county was launched at Woodlands on Saturday.

Ben Moseby, the star presenter from Palm FM, teamed up with Seawood to welcome the new Dinosaurs to the Theme Park. The Palm FM competition winner, from Dartmouth, was thrilled to cut the ribbon to officially open the tractor ride. She told Ben the ride was a roaring success. Her granddaughter drove the tractor herself ‘I loved the baby dinosaurs’ she said, ‘I was a bit scared of the T-Rex till I saw Seawood give him a hug!’.

Kids were amazed to see the Sea Dragon driving a tractor with Ben Moseby helping him steer. Ben said to see the baby triceratops being bandaged was completely unexpected! With goodie bags, prizes and Dino gifts being given away throughout the day, everyone had a roar-some time. The park is open 9.30am till 5pm every day, if you’re lucky you might even see Seawood the Sea Dragon hanging out with his new pals.  Click here for more.

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3.   Cabaret showing tonight

Director: Bob Fosse : Actors: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Greim, Joel Grey : 124 minutes : Cert. 15. Musical/Drama

In decadent 1930s Berlin, Sally Bowles (Minnelli) headlines at the Kit-Kat Club and dreams of being a star. Superbly choreographed by Fosse, and winner of eight Academy Awards, Cabaret evokes the Berlin of 1931 - city of gaiety and perversion, of champagne and Nazi propaganda….

This film is on tonight.  Films are screened at The Guildhall, Victoria Road, Dartmouth. The bar is open from 7.00pm and the films start at 7.30pm Guest tickets are available on the night for £4.00 each from “The Windjammer” Victoria Road between 7.00pm & 7.25pm only. No guest tickets will be sold on the door. For more information call Clive Osborne on: Tel. 07968 026449


4.   The Anzac Club

Alan Duffy reports:  The Anzac Club would like to thank everyone who came to the Grand Opening - it was a great success - Saturday night was standing room only.  Lesley Presley could not only sing but had a good sense of humour (look out for his next appearance at the Club), the Disco was brilliant too !!!

The Club would also like to thank Mike Arthurs for the re-upholstering, Jeremy Wiltshire for the flooring, Alan Duffy for painting, Craig Dandridge for the electrics & lighting & last but not least Bob Trevatt for varnishing. Special thanks to the Bar Manager (Christine) & all the other members who gave up their own time to ensure everything was ready on time.

Why not pop into the Anzac club (the old Legion) and have a look and a drink, everyone is welcome!


5.   Tuckenhay Longbow Canoe Races

At 10.15 on Sunday 13th May at the Maltsters Arms at Tuckenhay the 10th Annual Canoe Races 
1st Race is 11.15.  Free entry !

Two Totnes built giant 9 metre 13-seat Longbow canoes with 10 paddlers and 1 steersman aboard are to race as pairs out and return over a total 600 metres with a 180 turn. There are 8 teams and 15 races in all to decide who will take home the coveted ‘Tuckenhay Voyager Cup’, currently held by White Feather, the Chernobyl supporters team.

Besides all this, skilled accordionist Di Backus is to provide the opening music. The Harberton Navy Morris will dance between Heats and Finals, with a second set to follow the Prizegiving. Then we have a performance from Elfic the amazing Juggling Jester to close the Race Day. Around 16.00 the guitar and bass duo The Hungry Bears will open with cover songs from the 60’s onwards, and play on into the evening.

Everyone is welcome, so come along, bring your family and friends and be prepared to cheer your favourite teams home!


6.   Small News

  • Mitch Benn and the Distractions
    Friday 11 May @ 8pm
    Ode Warrior : at The Flavel

    Mitch Benn is a large Liverpudlian comic, musician and impressionist, best known for performing song parodies and ditties about the world around him. He is not only one of the most sought-after acts on the comedy circuit but is widely acknowledged as one of the best writer/performers of comic songs in the country. Mitch began his comedy career in Edinburgh in 1994. He moved to London in 1996 and quickly established himself as a comedy club "headliner".

    From BBC Radio 4’s Sony nominated “Now Show”, BBC1’s “One Show” and BBC1’s “Watchdog” multi-award winner Mitch Benn and his band take to the road in a two hour show packed with new songs and old favourites. Described by The Times as “the country’s leading musical satirist”, for music and comedy fans of all ages this is an evening not to be missed.  “There’s probably no one better at capturing the essence of a song or style and twisting it into a spoof” Chortle.  Pop along to The Flavel and get your tickets today or phone 839530.


  • The Ten Tors Team 2012 enjoy a hearty breakfast at Cafe alf resco.



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