5. Small News
The Dartmouth Tourist Information
Centre reports: Discover Dartmouth – the guide produced by
Dartmouth Tourist Information Centre for visitors – was launched
on Tuesday. 2011 was a big year for Dartmouth tourism with
160,000 visitors visiting the TIC Centre for advice and help.
‘We give positive support to local businesses,’ said TIC
Director Roger Jordan. ‘With so many people using our services
we are the main way in which visitors gain information about
Dartmouth and this guide is a big part of that. We support
all of the town’s events to help them be as successful as
possible. We are also delighted Pete Callis,
round-the-world yachtsman, has provided a foreword to the guide
– he says in all the world there is nowhere he would rather be.’
Dartmouth TV boss Dave Cawley adds
"The days of 400 men crossing the river each morning to work at
the Noss Shipyard have long gone. With so few available
industrial units in Dartmouth (and they are often 4 times the
price of other towns) Dartmouth needs tourism to sustain its
economy. Tourism is now more Internet led, even by the
"silver surfers". A point of presence is essential to
allow visitors to Dartmouth to get first hand advice on how to
maximise their enjoyment of the area, and that is where the
Tourist Information Centre next to the Royal Avenue Gardens
really works well. I do hope the Dartmouth Town Council,
South Hams District Council and Devon County Council will all
provide yearly cash funding for this valuable organisation"
Call in or telephone 01803 834224 to get your copy!
SpinDrift is a stronghold of
seven local talented dancers and dance makers, co-directed
by Sam Dukes and Suzie West, producing high energy,
expressive and beautifully poignant work. The company focus
their work in three areas; professional, community and
education within the South West. They successfully mix
engaging topics with many dance forms and multi media
They will be presenting five pieces of dance that combine
live performance with dance films all created in the
locality of Devon and Cornwall: Trust, Delicately Placed,
Held, Love, Grass is Greener
As always, SpinDrift will celebrate their community and
educational ethos with a curtain raiser by local dance
students and dance enthusiasts. The show is on Sat 21st
January at 7.30pm and tickets are £10, £5 for under 18s,
from the Flavel 01803 839530
not come down for the weekend, or even a week?
Blazing Saddles : tonight (Thursday 12
Dartmouth Film Society
reports: Should we remind you of the campfire scene
and the baked beans? We thought not…..
So politically incorrect
it probably couldn’t be made today, Blazing Saddles
is crude, rude, and enormously funny, with Mel
Brooks' irreverent wit and a fantastic cast. It’s a
great reminder of a time when we took ourselves a
little less seriously, and when a great director
could make a daring, provocative, funny movie into a
mainstream box office hit.
The plot? Plot, schmot.
Blazing Saddles is an absurd, stitched-together
reversal of western stereotypes, a series of great
set-ups for punch lines and sight gags, and a flimsy
excuse to explore the premise of a black man
installed as sheriff in a whiter-than-white frontier
town. There’s never been anything quite like it,
before or since.
Films are screened in
the Ballroom at
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 £3.50 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
Bowjangles special performance in The Guildhall
This special Evening is to be on
February 18th in the gloriously decorated Ballroom in the
Dartmouth Guildhall, transformed into an Olympic Nightclub
for the event.
As 2012 is to be the year of Britain’s Olympic Games the
internationally revered Bowjangles bring their brand new
colourful, energetic and musically astounding show,
appropriately titled “Bowlympics “ to Dartmouth.
All classically trained (they all have amazing bios!),
Bowjangles combine fiery musicianship with energetic dance
moves, vaudeville comedy and four part harmony singing in a
dazzling stage show.
choreographed versions of popular classical music have
captivated the Covent Garden crowds for over 12 years and,
uniquely, they are the only quartet who play classical
instruments while dancing. Their complex choreography has to
be seen to be believed as they blur the boundaries between
classical music performance and street theatre. Playing in
Covent Garden has led to Bowjangles being invited to perform
all over the world most recently at Glastonbury and
festivals in Brisbane amongst others.
This is to be one of those special evenings full of song,
dance and music and the odd glass of wine and delicious
canapés, all set in extravagant surroundings, certainly not
to be missed.The limited number of tickets at £15.00 are on
sale at Baxters Gallery Foss St and at No 11, Victoria Road.
The Bar will open at 7.15pm. For any enquiries phone 01803
835849 Did you know that local organisations can hire
the Ballroom at the Guildhall for just £30
click here for more details.
5. Small News
Thanks to many of
you who wrote in to help our diary page. It is
looking really good, so please
just to check it's perfect please?
Lydia Guy reports:
Chris Lavers photography exhibition at the Flavel from
16th - 30th Jan is called 'Swords into Ploughshares'.
Chris is a physicist who teaches at BRNC for Plymouth
Uni and is interested in using military technology in
the civilian world.
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