1.   Burgundy Wine Tasting

2.   Twelfth Night

3.   Concert in Dittisham

4.   Small News




1.  Burgundy Wine Tasting 6th September

James Brown reports: If you like Burgundy wines you will like this evening. We are pleased to host François-Xavier Dufouleur from the house of Defouleur.

There will be an opportunity to talk to Francois whilst tasting his wines at the bar, followed by dinner in our restaurant. We will taste 5 wines including: a pair of bourgogne white and red wines, a St Veran chardonnay, their Nuits Villages and Gevrey Chambertin Pinot Noirs.

The wine tasting and nibbles £12.50. Dinner will be a fixed price 3 course dinner at £22.50.

Dufouleur wines will be available at our Off Sales retail prices for the evening!  Call Browns on 01803 832572 to make a booking and visit their website by clicking here.


2.  Open Air Theatre, mostly wonderful weather and laughter were the Food Of Love for Inn Theatre Company’s  spectacular production of Twelfth Night.........

The Inn Theatre Company, Dartmouth celebrated their tenth anniversary, along with over 1300 audience members, in great style last week with five fabulous performances of Twelfth Night for Shakespeare week outside Dartmouth Castle overlooking the River Dart - only Tuesday night’s rain meant that one performance was inside St Petrox Church. The rest of the week was played to packed houses in almost total, glorious dryness and they were treated to a marvellous production directed by Paul Vincent with superb acting, music, much laughter and even a few fireworks to boot.

Without doubt Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare’s funniest plays and the hugely talented cast did it great justice bringing the comic spirit and laughter of the play to life. Lesley Ash played the challenging role of Viola superbly with her twin played by newcomer 16 year old star Sam Duberley – a definite name to look out for in the future. Lady Olivia was elegantly played by the indomitable Sally Feetenby with Dartmouth favourite Phil Scoble, commanding as ever, as Orsino. Anthony Chamberlain as Malvolio rose to the challenge of this wonderful comic character with complete ease – making everyone roar at his campness and timing – much laughter was also to be had in the form of Feste – truly the wittiest fool on stage - played with comedy perfection by Gina Carter.

Ben Hamilton as Fabian solid as ever in support together with Dartmouth Celebrities Shahar Lashkor (owner of The Spice Bazaar) - every year a different accent and facial hair and the unstoppable Nigel Way (owner of The Royal Castle) bringing the true sense of a community theatre group to life. The cast of servants, children and choir brought the stage of Ilyria to colourful reality with the children bringing love to seagulls for the first time and finally to the man who ended the play in beautiful voice and at the same time stepped down after ten years as Artistic Director of the Inn Theatre Company the magnificent Malcolm MacIntosh whose strolling minstrel sung ‘When That I Was and a Little Tiny Boy’ and pulled the spotlight into his hat and then threw it as fireworks into the trees – truly spectacular.

If you would like more information on the Inn Theatre Company or to get involved with the company please do check the website for more details on their productions  by clicking here or follow them on Facebook. Dates for your diary next year’s Dartmouth Shakespeare Week will be August 6th to 10th 2013 and will be King Lear directed by Max Brandt.


3.   Concert this weekend in Dittisham

John Wells reports: This Saturday 18 August at St George's Church Dittisham Trio Con Brio will performing to your delight.  The Door/Bar is open from 6:30pm and the concert starts at 7.30pm.  Trio Con Brio currently enjoy the reputation of being one of the foremost chamber ensembles in the south of the UK. Tickets are available on the door at £10.  For more details contact John Wells on 01803 722414.  The proceeds go to to maintenance of St. George's Church.

Since moving to Somerset Lynne Anstice Brown  has enjoyed a busy career with Trio con Brio which she formed in 1997. Lynne is also an accomplished saxophone and flute player which has made her a valuable musician on the musical theatre circuit. Lynne has also worked as session musician for ITV. 

Jonathan Watts was born in South Wales and studied music at the University College of Wales in Cardiff. He graduated with a B.Mus degree in 1980 followed by a Masters Degree in ‘Baroque Keyboard Techniques’ a year later. He then studied organ with James Dalton at Queens College Oxford. 

Audrey Gullick was born in Devon and started playing the Cello at the age of eight. After studying at the Royal College of Music she has been principle cellist with Opera South West and a member of the Duchy Quartet alongside Trio con Brio. She has recently recorded for the Channel Four series ‘Monet’s Garden’.

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4.   Small News

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