1. Olympic fever
2. Dragon in
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.
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
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
here for more.
not come down for the weekend, or even a week?
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
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
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!
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
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
The Ten Tors Team
2012 enjoy a hearty breakfast at Cafe alf resco.
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?
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