1.  Candlelit Arias

2.  Children’s Hospice Fayre

3.  My Week with Marilyn

4.  Small News




1.  Candlelit Arias at The Flavel, part of the Candlelit Dartmouth weekend

Candles and carols, arias and beautiful singing voices, all combine to bring the Christmas festive spirit to Dartmouth at the beginning of December. For two consecutive evenings, on 30 Nov and 1 December, the Little Opera Company will once again perform their magical arias in a candlelit Flavel.

This exceptional group was founded in 2007 by Celena Bridge and Felicity Brown who met whilst studying at the Royal Academy. They became increasingly aware of the large number of very talented singers who, like themselves, were starting out in their careers, but were thought too young to be considered by the major opera companies. Here was an opportunity to create an exciting, young company that promoted young opera singers, giving audiences the opportunity to watch performances from some of Britain’s top future operatic singers. The Little Opera Company now provide high quality operatic entertainment at a range of venues, including concert halls, country houses and unusual theatrical spaces. The Flavel is delighted to welcome them back once more after their sell-out performances last year.

Sarah Hackford, Artistic Director at the Flavel said “The Little Opera Company is one of our 'highlight' events of the year. They are quite brilliant and a superbly talented and professional company."

So come and join us and enter into the spirit of the festive season, for what promises to be two very special evenings. Tickets are £16, £15 conc., and £5 for under 18s.  Fri 2 Dec & Sat 3 Dec 7.30pm £16, £5 under 18s : Pre-show supper available at Creperie Titia in Dartmouth : The Flavel Arts Centre, Flavel Place, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND : click here for more : Tel: 01803 839530

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2 Children’s Hospice Fayre

This was quite an event and raised £700 for this very worthwhile charity.  There were so many stands selling so much. 
If you want to see all 23 photographs click here.


3.   My Week with Marilyn : Tonight !

Starring: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Julia Ormond, Dougray Scott, Zoe Wanamaker, Emma Watson, Toby Jones, Philip Jackson, Geraldine Somerville, Derek Jacobi, Simon Russell Beale, Dominic Cooper.

In the early summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne), just down from Oxford and determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of "The Prince and the Showgirl." The film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh) and Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams), who was also on honeymoon with her new husband, the playwright Arthur Miller (Dougray Scott).

Nearly 40 years on, his diary account "The Prince, the Showgirl and Me" was published, but one week was missing and this was published some years later as "My Week with Marilyn" – this is the story of that week. When Arthur Miller leaves England, the coast is clear for Colin to introduce Marilyn to some of the pleasures of British life; an idyllic week in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work.

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.   Small News

  • The South Hams Business Forum have an important meeting next Wednesday, if you are a business you need to be there, click here for further details.

  • Linda Booker reports: On the afternoon of 5th October 1982 Dartmouth Baptist Church, Carey Road, Townstal opened its doors to a Mother and Toddler group. The group has continued on and off over the past 30 years. There will be a celebratory party on Saturday 24th November at the church from 2pm till 6pm, and Linda would like anyone who has come to the group any time over the past 30 years, Helpers, Mums, Dads, Grandmas, carers and of course old 'Toddlers', to come along to the party.

    Does anyone have any photos that can be put on display? For more details please ring Linda Booker on 833216.

  • The Anzac Club reports: This Saturday 24th November 8.30pm live entertainment, Simon Gee excellent singer & guitarist; also this week's guest ale is Dartmoor Ale.

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  • Remember all our photos (apart from the header image) were taken in and around Dartmouth in the last 10 days.

  • John & Jenny Mills report: Great doco to receive when in Aus. Keep them coming!


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