1. Food Festival
2. Dart Marina
3. Monsieur Lazhar
4. £2,400 for the
5. Small News
1. Dartmouth Food
Festival Celebrates Its Tenth Year next week
Dartmouth Food Festival in South
Devon celebrates its 10th birthday and this year’s festival runs
from October 26th to 28th 2012 and the theme in our Jubilee and
Olympic year is Great British Food. The festival just grows and
grows in popularity and this year we are happy to boast that the
following world class chefs and wine connoisseurs have already
confirmed for this year’s cookery demonstrations and discussions
including Mitch Tonks, Mark Hix, James Tanner, Fiona Beckett,
Giles Coren, Henry Dimbleby, Thomasina Miers, Holly Jones, David
Jones, Richard Bertinet, Tom Parker Bowles, Joyce Molyneux,
Matthew Fort, Jane Baxter, Christine Smallwood, Steve Lamb
(River Cottage), Mark Puckey (Rick Stein’s Food Academy), Serin
Aubrey and Monty Halls. Also Hardeep Singh Kohli comedy & curry
making evening and Opera on the Run are getting involved as
Due to the success of the festival last year we will have even
bigger marquees on the Embankment overlooking the River Dart
specialising in seafood, together with over 100 different South
West food and drink stalls in the Old Market Square. The
festival kicks off with the Opening Night on October 25th with a
Pie and Puds Street Party Evening in the Flavel - think 50’s
street party atmosphere with hearty pies, pickles and puds.
Thursday daytime it’s the Children’s day where they meet local
producers, farmers and their animals, make pizzas and sausages,
meet sheep, guess the vegetable by touch, eat cream teas, stroke
fish and octopus on the fish stalls together with quizzes and
fun and games - all the local primary schools are invited for a
truly fun, exciting and educational day.
Three demo theatres, will have the famous chefs, cooking,
demonstrating and answering cookery queries in back to back food
demonstrations over the three days – there will be the usual
Saturday Morning Kitchen in the Flavel with Thomasina Miers and
Richard Bertinet and Sunday brunch cooked by the three favourite
local B & B owners. This year there will also be a cooking
school area in Royal Avenue Gardens sponsored by Manna from
Devon Cookery School doing workshops including bread making,
fish filleting and knife skills, together with a hands on demo
area for all to get involved.
David Jones, chairman of the Food Festival is delighted that
such celebrated chefs are coming together to headline the
Dartmouth event together with the glut of talent of Dartmouth
chefs “Each of them has their own style and passions” he
explained, “together they represent everything that’s great
about British cooking and we are honoured to welcome them all to
the Festival. Food is for everyone, not just a few and it’s
important to us that all can enjoy and support the event. That’s
why I’m delighted to see so many different elements of the town
getting involved and taking advantage of it”.
Pictures here from last years event.
To see more of what happened over the last 6 years
click here, you really should ! The official website is
not come down for the weekend, or even a week?
The Dart Marina Celebrates 10 years of the Food Festival
The hottest ticket in town has
just been released to celebrate the 10th anniversary of
Dartmouth Food Festival. Dart Marina Hotel in Dartmouth is
hosting a suitably celebratory Gala Dinner which will be an
extravaganza of all things deliciously Devon!
The 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner
takes place on Saturday, 27 October at 7pm and tickets are
now available from Dart Marina Hotel. From a champagne
reception to a five course tasting menu with wines, the Gala
Dinner will be a chance to taste the very best Devon
produce, with emphasis on food grown, reared or produced in
the South Hams. A Great British theme will run through the
menu which is being created by Tom Woods, Head Chef at Dart
After dinner, guests will be
able to sit back and listen to Tom Parker-Bowles, writer,
columnist and TV chef – who will be offering his own take on
the resurgence of interest in food with local provenance.
David Jones, chairman of Dartmouth Food Festival, will add
his own food stories to the evening which will take place in
the newly designed River Restaurant at Dart Marina with
uninterrupted and spectacular views of the River Dart.
Tickets: £100 per head, and are
available from Dart Marina Hotel, Tel 01803 832580.
For further information please call Dart Marina on 01803
832580 or click here
to visit their website.
Monsieur Lazhar : Tonight !
Director: Philippe Falardeau :
Actors: Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nelisse, Emilien Neron : 94
minutes : Cert. 12A. Drama
‘An Oscar nominee at this year's Academy Awards and for good
reason, Philippe Falardeau's film is moving, smart and
sensitive. Terrific stuff, in short.’
When a teacher commits suicide at a Montréal middle school,
55 year-old Algerian immigrant Bachir Lazhar offers his
services as a stand-in. Despite his inexperience, he's soon
helping his new charges deal with the loss and coming to
terms with some suffering of his own. While the class goes
through a long healing process, nobody in the school is
aware of Bachir's painful former life; nor that he is at
risk of being deported at any moment. Such is the
sensitivity of the writing and direction, as well as the
performances, that this compassionate drama based on a stage
play by Évelyne de la Chenelière deals intelligently with
stark realities yet modestly remains utterly charming (and
often amusing) throughout.
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
2012 Kingswear Regatta Raises £2,400 for the RLNI
On Friday, October 5th the 2012
Kingswear Regatta Committee were very pleased to be able to
present the Dartmouth RNLI Inshore Lifeboat with a cheque
for £1000. Accepting the cheque was Rob Clements, Operations
Manager at the station and crew member, Darren Hopley.
Presenting the cheque, from left to right, were committee
members Caroline Pymm, Jimmy Wright and Catriona Bratten.
Due to inclement weather the presentation on the steps of
Kingswear Village Hall had to be abandoned in favour of the
Ship Inn, the nearest hostelry !!
Kingswear Regatta took place on September 8th and 9th this
year and remains a popular and fun local event with rowing
races on Waterhead Creek and a village fete on Jubilee Park.
This year the town crier Les Ellis was joined by local TV
presenter and RNLI supporter, Monty Halls, to open the fete.
Monty proved to be a great sport, joining RNLI crew members
to row in a hotly-fought challenge race against Kingswear
Rowing Club members, and later, joining his dog Reuben in
the dunk tank !
5. Small News
Remember that all
our photos have been taken within the last 10 days
(except the header image and of previous events).
The top photo was taken on Saturday morning with an
iPhone 4 !
Once again it is
that time of year when White Sails Gallery draws its
summer season to a close with a fabulous sale. Adam
Edsall, the owner of the gallery said, “Some of our old
favourites will be in the sale this year, with up to 50%
off as we try and make room for some exciting new work
this Autumn”. The sale contains originals, Ltd editions,
prints and photography as well as a selection of
mirrors, carvings, bronzes, jewellery and frames. Work
by artists such as Richard Thorn, Gillian McDonald, Sue
Howells and John Skinner are all included. The sale is
on right now and running until the end of October,
there are certain to be many great bargains to be found.
News from The
Flavel: Friday 12 October Christoph Stiefel Jazz Trio @
7.30pm in the Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth. Tickets £15
and £5 under 18s. Buy one get one free!
Hailing from Zurich, Stiefel has already enjoyed a long
and diverse career in Europe but may well be a new name
to jazz audiences in the UK. Stiefel collaborated
with the gifted pianist Gwilym Simcock as part of the
recent Steinway Festival series of piano duos at
London's Pizza Express Jazz Club and during last year's
London Jazz Festival, he performed a stunning opening
solo piano set at a concert at St. James' Church,
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?
copyright Dave Cawley,