1. Tour of Britain
3. Marigold Hotel
5. Small News
1. The Tour of
Britain cycle race
The answer to the big question is:
They will be passing through Strete at 14:20, Stoke Fleming at
14:25 and be at the Finish Line on the Embankment by Coronation
Park at 14:33 this Saturday!
Mick Bennett, Race Director of The
Tour of Britain, said: “In 2011 the Devon Stage was a highlight
of what was undoubtedly the best ever Tour of Britain, with huge
crowds, exciting racing and two great venues. This year we are
looking forward to bringing The Tour to both Barnstaple and
Dartmouth, and racing across the length of the county. As the
penultimate stage, on a tough route, Devon is sure to once again
provide The Tour with more memorable moments.”
Also said is: Riders will finish
Stage Seven in the beautiful South Devon coastal town of
Dartmouth, home to the Britannia Royal Naval College. The town
bursts with stunning beauty, character and charm, and is a
popular tourist destination set on the banks of the River Dart
estuary within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural
The town’s medieval and Elizabethan centre is a patchwork of
narrow lanes and stone stairways scattered with a unique
collection of restaurants, cafés, bars, shops and galleries.
Dartmouth has a wealth of interesting historic buildings
including - The Cherub Inn (1380), the Butterwalk (1628) – with
its intricately carved wooden fascia and granite columns and
Bayard’s Cove – a cobbled medieval quay.
The narrow mouth of the Dart, with its sailboats, ferries and
brightly coloured trawlers, is protected by two fortified
castles, Dartmouth Castle and Kingswear Castle. Together they
provided complete cover through the Dart estuary into Dartmouth
The people of Dartmouth certainly know how to enjoy themselves
with a wealth of festivals and events throughout the year
including comedy, music, art and crafts, food, Shakespeare,
Regatta, fishing and walking. For three days a year, since 1834,
the river Dart has played host to The Port of Dartmouth Royal
Regatta, attracting over 100,000 visitors to enjoy events from
rowing and sailing to air displays and fireworks.
Continental Market this weekend
New tastes, new crafts as Market
brings Continental style to town. Photos from the 2010
Dartmouth Continental Market
The town centre will come alive with the tastes, smells and
products of Continental Europe - and beyond - when the
Traditional European Food and Craft Fair arrives in town.
Bringing a lot of produce and products that are new and
different, the fair will be in town from Saturday 15th to
Sunday 16th September 2012.
The town centre will be transformed into more of a bustling
market place than ever before, as the Market Traders build
on the success of their visits in earlier years. Market
organiser Olivier Simonin says: "We have new professional continental market traders from France,
Belgium, Italy, Spain, Holland, Poland and many more
countries who will be wearing traditional costumes, selling
high quality products including Brittany biscuits, olives,
Italian nougat, delectable cheeses, sausages, tartiflette (a
delicious cheese and potatoes dish from the
Alps), charcuterie, fresh bread, and croissants! This
year, we have some new exciting stalls: German salami,
Finnish crafts, Peruvian handicrafts, Italian macaroons and
handbags from Paris.
As well as all of these
delectable tasty goods, you will also be able to choose from
a wide range of products including hand bags and leather
items, Marseille soaps, lavender, children’s toys and
pashminas! There really will be something for everyone!
Most of the products on
sale will come from each stall holder’s region, where they
are produced by small organisations such as, family
businesses, farms or small factories using traditional
methods, maintaining a high standard of quality!
All of the traders will also wear their traditional local
costumes from 100 years ago, as well as decorating their
stall to represent the region of the country they come from.
The market will therefore provide you with a true flavour of
the continent.” For more information
not come down for the weekend, or even a week?
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel : Tonight !
If you only see one film this
year, this has to be it! The Dartmouth dot TV crew
will be there for this great film!
Director: John Madden : Actors:
Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith : 124 minutes : Cert.
‘A delightful, droll and
entertaining comedy of manners with an estimable cast, that
never makes a false move….’
Judi Dench leads a top-notch ensemble cast in The Best
Exotic Marigold Hotel, a sweet-natured, refreshing, and
mature fairy tale which follows a diverse group of British
retirees who decide to "outsource" their retirement to less
expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by
advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and
bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to
find the place a shell of its former self. But although the
new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are
forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering
that life and love can begin again when you let go of the
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
Critics’ Choice: A new film initiative at the Flavel
Sunday 16th September: Launch Night from
6.30pm. Are you a film buff? A foreign film lover? A
classic movie fanatic? An ‘art house’ devotee? Just dotty
about documentaries? Maybe you have a secret yen for adult
animation? In any case, please come and join us for Critics’
Choice - a new initiative at the Flavel.
A single screening of a critically acclaimed film of
outstanding technical and artistic merit combined with a
knowledgeable guest speaker and/or lively post-film
discussion will be part of the evening, with refreshments
The launch night on Sunday 16th September will include a free glass
of wine and nibbles from 6.30pm and an introductory talk
from 7pm. The film screening will be at 7.30pm and will be
the Oscar winning best foreign language Iranian film ‘A
Purchase a 12 month season
ticket for £40 (one plus one) or £25 single. Under 18 season
ticket FREE. Pay just £2 per head otherwise normal cinema
prices apply. Tickets from the Flavel Box Office or online
5. Small News
Remember we have all
of our Regatta photographs in one place,
click here to see
them. Not only this year but 7 years' worth !
Harry Escott from the
RNLI reports: On Thursday 27th September 2012 we shall
be having a talk at the Dartmouth Yacht Club by Monty
Halls, entitled; “The Fisherman’s Apprentice”,
(behind the scenes with Monty Halls). Time 19.30, cost £5
per person, tickets from DYC, Royal Castle Hotel and
Yorkshire Building Society. There is limited space so
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