1.   Dartmouth in Bloom

2.   Dartmouth Drama

3.   Red Dog on tonight

4.   Small News




1.  Dartmouth in Bloom wins "Best in the South West" !

We are extremely proud to announce that not only has Dartmouth won the "Ayre Cup Gold Award" for the "Best in the South West" but that the Market has won "First prize" for its "Floral Displays in the Locality" section of the judging. Dartmouth always has beautiful flowers in the summer and roaring fires in the pubs in the winter.  

Dartmouth has created such a buzz with its great flowers that Gardening Times ran an article about us, click here to see it?

Dartmouth Town Council contribute £6,000 every year to flowers in Dartmouth and the Dartmouth dot TV crew have often volunteered to sponsor a major display but have never been successful.  Our Facebook news item on Dartmouth in Bloom has had a truly amazing 7,500+ direct hits so we really are trying to do our bit even if they don't want our money! Click here if you want to see some of the comments on Facebook about our flowers.


2.  Dartmouth Drama Festival 2012

Tickets go on sale this week to launch this year’s 6th Dart Drama Festival. To be staged at the Flavel Theatre, Dartmouth, the festival aims to promote and showcase the many and varied talents of amateur drama groups in the South Hams area.

And this year’s festival is “small, but beautifully formed“ with just four groups, Ditsum Players, Inn Theatre Company, Salcombe Players and Stoke Fleming Operatic and Dramatic Society, taking part, performing five One Act plays over two evenings.  Avril Dowding, one of the organisers said,” This promises to be a festival of quality, rather than quantity. Each of the groups has gone out of its way to seek for and research some of the more unusual plays to perform which will really challenge and stretch them. “ We have an Alan Ayckbourn, two by Jean McConnell, and two lesser known playwrights, Archie Wilson and Ferenc Molnar; a good mixture of comedy and light drama”

Lights go up on the festival, on Friday and Saturday, 9th and 10th November at 7.30pm. Tickets are on sale; adult £8, child £6 and concessions £7 from the Flavel Box office 01803 839530 or online by clicking here.

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3.   Red Dog : on tonight!

Director: Kriv Stenders : Actors: Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Koko : 92 minutes : Cert. PG. Comedy/Drama.  Based on a novel by Louis de Bernières which in turn was inspired by a real incident, this shamelessly enjoyable, raucous Aussie movie keeps us laughing - and ultimately sniffling back the tears - as it recounts an urban myth. Red Dog was the most famous resident of Dampier, Northwest Australia. Through the 1970s, he unified the mining community as a communal pet, then adopted a master in John. He eventually accepts John's girlfriend Nancy as part of the pack, which includes the local barman and a lively collection of miners. And after John disappears, he roams the length and breadth of Western Australia looking for him. The film spins the legend in flashback, as a young trucker visits a Dampier pub and hears the stories. As we flicker back and forth, the pub fills up until virtually every resident of the town is present, filling in details about this notoriously loyal dog, whose life plays out through thoroughly involving anecdotes.

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

  • Dawn reports: Hello Food Bank Supporters. Just to let you all know that on Saturday the 29th of September between10-2, the Baptist Church in Carey Road, Townstal have been kind enough to
    hold a fundraiser.  There will be stalls, cakes, tombolas, hook a duck etc and you can even have a stall of your own for just
    £5. You could volunteer, have a stall, donate things to sell or just come and give us your money! It would be lovely to see you there.


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