1. Open Art
2. Dart Drama
3. Benda Bilili
4. Business advice
5. Small News
1. Open Art
Exhibition The River’s Story
The exhibition runs until 12
November in the Flavel, pop in and have a look? The
inspiration for the theme of this year’s Open Art Exhibition at
the Flavel, Dartmouth was taken from a poem by local poet Brian
Patten – The River’s Story.
The £200 first prize was won by Margaret Stenning from Tavistock
with a beautiful acrylic painting titled ‘The River of Life’.
The Flavel Gallery committee felt that this entry best reflected
the theme of the exhibition and were very impressed by the way
the artist had captured so many interesting themes in one piece
of work. The runner up prize of £50 Flavel vouchers went to
local artist Beverly Beeland from Capton with a stunning piece
of carved mahogany called ‘Pi – Cut from a Sensuous River’.
Sarah Hackford, the Flavel’s Artistic Director said ‘We were
highly impressed with the quality of the entries we received for
this year’s exhibition. It is always amazing to see such an
array of talented work from local people and always so difficult
to choose a winner! We are planning to run an Open Photographic
Exhibition in 2013, details will be announced nearer the time.
Dart Drama Festival
“Small but beautifully formed”,
the Dart Drama Festival 2012 is set, ready to step into the
spotlight at Dartmouth’s Flavel Theatre.
Mrs Dowding said:” Many of our regular participants are
engaged in their own shows this year, which is good. So, we
are really delighted to bring to the Flavel, four local
societies, all of whom can be thought of as "core"
contributors to the festival over the past years. “In true
festival fashion these groups have stepped up to the mark in
what promises to be a varied and entertaining programme of
challenging One Act Plays. “This means that our offering for
2012 is uncomplicated, two nights and each night features
the same societies and the same plays, so if our audiences
can make either the Friday or Saturday night they will be
sure of not missing anything.”
Taking part this year is Stoke Fleming Operatic and Dramatic
Society which is kicking off the evenings’ entertainment
with a light hearted comedy set in a retirement home
entitled “Old Folks” by Archie Wilson. Ditsum Players are
performing a two-hander, “Last Post” a light drama from the
“Deckchairs” series by Jean McConnell. Another two-hander is
coming by way of the Inn Theatre Company, well-known for its
annual Dartmouth Shakespeare Week. They are tackling a 1920
drama, “A Matter of Husbands” from the pen of Hungarian
playwright, Ferenc Molnár.
In complete contrast, Salcombe Players, despite a year of
bereavements and illness, have pulled out all the stops to
present the delightful and fast moving comedy “Gosforth’s
Fete” from Alan Ayckbourn’s “Confusions” series.
The dates for the Dart Drama Festival are Friday 9th and
Saturday 10th November at 7.30pm when each of the four plays
will be performed on both nights. So to be sure o your place
in the audience, tickets are on sale priced, adult £8, child
£6 and concessions £7. from the Flavel Box Office 01803
839530 or online by
clicking here. Disabled access is available. For further
details, please visit the festival’s website by
not come down for the weekend, or even a week?
Benda Bilili tonight !
Directors: Renaud Baret, Florent
de la Tullaye : Actors: Leon Likabu, Roger Landu : 85
minutes : Cert. PG. Documentary/Music
Benda Bilili (which means "look beyond appearances") is the
name of a band - a ramshackle alliance of middle-aged
paraplegics and street kids - from the rutted, alternately
muddy and dusty streets of run-down Kinshasa, capital of the
Democratic Republic of the Congo. This heartwarming
Franco-Belgian documentary, made between 2004 and 2009,
records their heroic struggles to support their families
through music (an exuberant blend of blues and African
rumba) reflecting the hopes and sadness of their everyday
lives. They dream of stardom and the film shows how they
wend their way from African slum to European concert hall.
Benda Bilili!" earns its exclamation mark. It's a feel-good
movie that actually makes you feel good, a story that will
have you shaking your head in astonishment and moving your
feet to some unstoppable rhythms.
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
Business advice support available for small businesses in
South Hams District Council
reports on a scheme to help Dartmouth
businesses improve their competitiveness, attract more
customers and safeguard jobs. A business advisor will visit the business premises, and
offer advice on various aspects of business management –
including development of a full business plan if required.
Through discussions with the business owner or manager, an
in depth review will be undertaken, in order to identify
areas that can be improved or amended.
Such areas may include:
management, budgeting analysis of financial performance
* What areas of the
business are producing the best margins – are you
maximising the return from these?
* Developing marketing
* Developing sales
* Developing financial
* Looking at customer
care and increasing income from all customers
* Retaining customers
* Reducing costs
* Identify your short
and long term business objectives
* Identify an action
plan to achieve your objectives
Business reviews are being
offered to existing businesses to help them grow and improve
their profitability. During the one-to-one health checks all
relevant aspects of the business are reviewed including
finance, marketing, customer relations or health & safety.
The expert advice would normally cost around £500 but is
available for just £20 thanks to grant funding. To talk
through how the scheme can help you contact David
Hinshelwood, telephone 0800 592872 or email by
5. Small News
Commissioner Election. Meet some of the Candidates:
Listen to their presentations and ask your questions at
the end. At Townstal Community Hall, Davis Road
Friday 9th November 6.30pm for 7pm start
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