1.  Fatstock Show

2.  Christmas Market

3.  Film and Party Night

4.  Christmas Concert

5.  Small News




1.   Fatstock Show

For hundreds of years the local farmers have congregated in the Old Market to show off their animals.  This year although a tad cold was no different!  Thanks to Kevin Pyne for covering this event for us.  To see another dozen photographs click here.


2 Christmas Market and Farmers' Market

We plugged this event last week and we met dozens of grateful Christmas Shoppers!  What could be better than both a Farmers' Market and a Christmas Market?  Dartmouth's Old Market was full to the brim with eager shoppers and Christmas cheer!  Get the full story and another three dozen images by clicking here ?


3.   Christmas Film and Party Night : Tonight !

Dartmouth Film Society says: Please come and join us for our Christmas Party, with a free buffet (including a complimentary drink on arrival) and a showing of the classic musical comedy High Society starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra:

MGM's bold idea to remake George Cukor's Oscar-winning upper-class romantic farce, The Philadelphia Story, into a star-studded Technicolor musical with Cole Porter tunes somehow works splendidly and remains an underrated gem. Even the plot and character names--and some bits of dialogue--all remain the same as the original. Crooning Bing Crosby replaces Cary Grant as the wealthy ex-husband trying to win back his soon-to-be-remarried ex-wife, spoiled ice queen Tracy Lord (Grace Kelly, stunning and aloof in her last film role, originated in the earlier comedy by Katherine Hepburn). Unlike Grant, however, Crosby has jazz great Louis Armstrong, playing himself, in his corner for quixotic persuasion. Frank Sinatra (cocky in James Stewart's former role) and Celeste Holm add support as the nosy reporters covering, and subsequently complicating, the upcoming wedding. Sure, High Society lacks the original's witty satire, sarcasm and character complexity; but it's assuredly paced and wonderfully acted, and contains enough romantic chemistry to keep the plot engaging. And then there's the music................

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.   Christmas Concert this Saturday

David Bowden reports: This Saturday evening at 7.30pm in St Saviour’s Church, Britannia Choral Society’s Christmas Concert has an amazing amount of local interest.  It includes a new carol by local composer Ed Welch which will be accompanied by Dartmouth cellist Jessica Heywood. Soloists include Miranda Heldt, granddaughter of Dartmouth chorister Stella Hardaker and Jonathan Bowden, who lived with his parents in Dartmouth before moving to the musical scene in Liverpool. Come along on Saturday evening (and join in with your favourite carols) tickets are £10.00 at the door.

Why not come down for the weekend, or even a week?

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Eating and drinking in Dartmouth  click here


5.   Small News

  • Woodlands reports: Open every Saturday & Sunday 9.30am - 5.00pm. Reduced winter price just £6.50 per person, under 92cms Free, discounts available for Senior Citizens and Special Needs.

    Open daily for the Christmas hols 27th December to 6th January 2013, but closed 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th Dec and 1st Jan 2013. Open for February half term 16th – 24th Feb 2013.

    All indoor areas open. Water rides & some outdoor playzones closed. Click here to see more.

  • Christmas Tree Festival - at St Peter's Church, Stoke Fleming from Friday 1th to Sunday 16th December.  The Church is transformed into a magical wonderland of lights and colour.  Closing service at 5.00pm on Sunday.

  • A regular reader reports: I live in xxx Wiltshire which goes back to the time of Alfred The Great's residency. Our town consists of coffee shops and mobile phone shops. Don't ever let my favourite town of Dartmouth go the same way. Love your News.

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