2. Galleries Week
3. Cape Fear
4. More Food
5. Adventures in
6. Small News
Characters Roam Horror Castle
Monstrous medics, cannibals and
executioners are terrorising a Theme Park near Dartmouth. The
figures for Horror Castle have been chillingly created by Kim
Herbert, ‘this has been a ghoulish experience!’ she said.
‘I’ve spent 6 weeks making 30 of these petrifying posers,
they’re like my very own frightening family.’ Kim told us ‘Not
all the scenes are scary, some of them are doing silly stuff to
make the kids laugh’.
To make this a Halloscream Week to remember Woodlands have spent
£20,000 on new buildings and re-theming. They have eerie
expectations for this week long event from Saturday 27th Oct to
Sunday 4th November. Other new additions to the fun include the
Enchanted Tunnel of Fear, Witches Wasteland and the Crazy Cells
Maze. Completing the full and fearful line up are two brand new
interactive Revolting Bug Shows at the Zoo-Farm. In addition to
the existing creepers at Woodlands some gruesome guests have
been summoned especially for the occasion, including a tailless
whip scorpion, a species famously used in Harry Potter and the
Goblet of Fire.
For the hauntingly fun event the 7 day wristband (£18.55 at the
gate/£14.84 online) has been extended to cover the entire 9 day
Halloween event, a spooky saving to make entertaining the kids
over Half Term a devilish deal. The whole wicked event has
something scary for all age groups, so the whole family can
enjoy the eerie adventures, fun treats and free workshops. Many
families are bravely joining them for the whole week by staying
on the Caravan Park.
Click here for more if you dare!
Baxters in Dartmouth is to hold
a mixed exhibition of 4 women artists from October 26th to
November 15th 2012 to coincide with Dartmouth Galleries
Week. The show entitled “A different view” will
feature paintings from up and coming mixed-media artist
Emily Morgan and abstract watercolours and horticulture
inspired screen-prints from Gilly McCadden.
3 dimensional forms will also be on show by Jennifer Collier
and Sarah Palmer. Collier has a nationwide reputation for
her re-made everyday objects from paper “fabrics” and has
her work in an increasing number of public collections.
Palmer makes sculptural ceramics using surface pattern and
form to convey her ideas. Her recent work has also been
informed by some wonderful old lead figures and animals. The
private view will be held on Friday October 26th from 6-9pm
where you will have the opportunity to meet some of the
artists. All the work from the exhibition can be seen on the
The Coombe Gallery
reports: Rising Stars 2012. This Friday 26th October
2012 we would like to invite you to a special Private View
of Coombe Galleries pick of the finest graduates of 2012.
The work can be previewed on line by
here. All work will be priced online after the
Private View on Saturday 27th October. Private View:
6-8.30pm Friday 26th October 2012.
To see the very best art
galleries in Dartmouth
not come down for the weekend, or even a week?
Cape Fear showing tonight !
Director: J. Lee Thompson :
Actors: Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen : 105
minutes : Cert. 15. Thriller/Horror
‘I got somethin' planned for your wife and kid that they
ain't never gonna forget. They ain't never gonna forget
it... and neither will you, Counsellor!’…. After an
eight-year prison term for rape and assault, Max Cady
(Robert Mitchum) is set free. Immediately making a beeline
for Sam Bowden (Gregory Peck), the former prosecutor
responsible for his conviction, Cady laconically informs Sam
that he intends to "pay back" the attorney for his years
behind bars. Conducting a meticulous campaign of terror,
Cady is careful to stay within the law. Sam, realising Cady
intends to wreak vengeance by raping his wife and daughter,
tries to put the ex-criminal behind bars, but has no grounds
to do so. Chief Dutton tries to help Sam with a few
strong-arm tactics, but succeeds only in having the courts
take Cady's side in the matter. Things come to a head when
Sam moves his family to the "safety" of a remote houseboat
on Cape Fear river…..
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
Yet more food festival highlights! This Weekend
Come Hungry! ….
Festival Head Chef, Serin Aubrey, can normally be found
behind the counter at Smith Street Deli in town. During the
Festival, however, he’ll be behind several of the events
being staged by the organisers as well as running a tapas
themed stand in Royal Avenue Gardens. His advice to visitors
is, ‘Come Hungry!. Plan your day to make the most of the
great food you’ll find around the markets and make sure to
book early for Festival events or at any of Dartmouth's many
Serin, who successfully ran Anzac Street Bistro for many
years, is particularly looking forward to the Festival’s
Great British Puddings and Pies Evening scheduled for
Thursday 25th at which he will be cooking. He’s planned a
feast of British classics such as Fish Pie, Autumn Pudding,
and Sherry Trifle as well as a reworking of the original
Dartmouth Pie. All of this will be served in a Street Party
atmosphere with music from the Diamonds who recently wowed
the crowds at the Regatta Ball. Tickets for this Festival
fundraiser are just £25.
When off duty Serin is looking forward to head chef Tom
Wood’s menu at Dart Marina Hotel’s Festival Gala Dinner on
Saturday 27th. ‘This could be an event the like of which
Dartmouth has never seen’, is his assessment. ‘No one puts
on a big event quite like the Marina, the new restaurant
looks great and having seen Tom’s menu this is going to be a belter. Champagne reception, five courses with wine to
match, Tom Parker Bowles and Matthew Fort as after dinner
speakers; what a line up!! And at £100 a seat, an absolute
bargain not to be missed’. Well, recommendations don’t come
much higher than that and if it’s from the Festival Head
Chef, who are we to argue.
Tickets for both these events can be reserved by calling
Festival Secretary Val Bird on 07771 781242 or at Smith
Come Thirsty! ….
Wandering around the festivals well stocked markets tasting
all that lovely food can be thirsty work. Luckily the
organisers have made sure there are plenty of spots for
parched festival goers to refresh themselves. First among
these will be the Festival Bar. New for this year the bar will be
set up on Dartmouth’s South Embankment and will be run by
three of the town’s favourite watering holes; Brown’s Hotel,
The Royal Castle and the Dolphin. All three are pulling out
all the stops to make a fabulous focal point at the event;
Brown’s have built a specially designed bar for the
occasion, The Castle will be providing live music and the
Dolphin have brewed a special beer, which they’ve called
Golden Decade, to celebrate the festival’s tenth anniversary
For those who wish to expand their knowledge and
appreciation of wines and other drinks the festival has
organised a series of tutored tastings to take place in the
Security Profile Club Marquee also on South Embankment.
Highlights will include a Gin Masterclass with Plymouth Gin,
a Sherry and Tapas Class with the Guardian’s Drink Writer
Fiona Beckett and, for the less experienced, a Wine Tasting
Made Easy seminar featuring a range of Chilean wines.
If cocktails are your thing then you’ll want to see world
class mixologist Nick Strangeway. Nick’s session at the
Dartmouth Apprentice was a great hit last year and he’ll be
repeating that on Saturday 27th between 5:45 and 7:00pm. He’ll
also be popping up in Bellini’s on Friday 26th at the same
time and running Hix’s Bar with Mark Hix in the Seahorse on
5. Adventures in a Canoe on the river Dart
Flip from Canoe Adventures
‘The autumn colours are
spectacular and the weather looks promising for Half Term –
ideal for treating yourselves or your family to a guided
canoe outing on the beautiful Dart Estuary.
We’ve family trips planned every
day from Saturday 27 October to Sunday 4 November, running
from Tuckenhay, between Dartmouth and Totnes. Why not
contact us for more information or to book your seats –
01803 865301 click
here to see more.‘
6. Small News
The latest South
Hams District Council Business Voice newsletter is out,
click here to read it ?
Live at the Flavel : Timon of Athens : With Simon
Russell Beale. One of the exciting developments
that has gone hand in hand with innovations in digital
cinema technology is that local cinemas can now receive
a live transmission of a performance from anywhere in
the world. Three Devon venues, North Devon Theatres
Ilfracombe, Picturehouse Exeter and The Flavel Arts
Centre Dartmouth are now lined up to receive live
transmissions from the National Theatre. The production
on 1 November starts at 7pm prompt and costs £15. You
can also see recordings of the production on Saturday 3
November at 2.30pm or Monday 5 November at 7pm for £12.
Call the Flavel on 01803 839530 or drop in to book a
Have you been to
Coleton Fishacre recently? If not or you don't know what
we are talking about then
click here ?
David Gent reports:
Dartmouth Food Bank will have a stall at this year's
Food Festival. We will be running a food tombola with
edible prizes (donated by our lovely supporters). We
will also be happy to accept donations of cash or food.
Come along and find out what we do.
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There will be a
coffee morning on behalf of The Children’s Society at
St. Saviour’s Church on Tuesday 30th October from 10.00
– 12.00. Did you know that every five minutes a child in
the UK runs away from home? The Children’s Society does
vital work in this country protecting young runaways
from harm and reuniting them with their families. Please
come and support this work. Coffee, cakes and raffle –
bring your collecting box if you have one.
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?
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