2. Kate Dimbleby
4. Small News
1. Dartmouth in
Bloom 'Planting Party'
Dartmouth in Bloom reports: We
had a 'planting party' on Sunday in between rain showers. We
planted spring pansies in the boat 'Michael' near the Higher
Ferry, and then weeded the Anchor bed at the junction of College
Way and Coombe Road. It was good fun, and we look forward
to many more such parties - especially if they end up with tea
and cake as this one did!
Kate Dimbleby at the Flavel Saturday 16 Feb @ 8pm
Acclaimed jazz singer Kate,
accompanied by Naadia Sheriff on piano, re-visits the songs
of seventies' icon Dory Previn.
Hits such as Lady with the
Braid, the most potent of revenge songs, Beware of Young
Girls about the elfin Mia Farrow, combine with uproarious
gospel numbers like Did Jesus have a Baby Sister? This is a
loving look at Dory's life and the music that marked it,
from a traumatic childhood, via Hollywood scandal and mental
breakdown, to finding her voice with uncompromising tales of
love and loneliness. Dory used music to write herself sane;
with heart, soul, and a liberal sprinkling of Mae West wit,
her songs still do the same for us. To
not come down for the weekend, or even a week?
Dartmouth Comedy Festival March 5th to 9th
Dartmouth is gearing itself up
for its seventh annual comedy festival which takes place at
The Flavel, Dartmouth and a couple of other venues from
March 5th to 9th 2013 with a diverse and eclectic selection
of comedy entertainment including Josh Widdicombe, Seann
Walsh and Virginia Ironside something for everyone’s sense
Click here and then click on "Comedy Festival" to read
much more ! Just two of the many acts are:
At the Flavel we are delighted
to be in the waiting room of Dr Phil Hammond (left photo),
this show is seriously good for your health - a GP, writer,
broadcaster and possibly the only comedian to have appeared
at a public inquiry. If you only see one doctor this year,
make it Dr Phil.... He is Private Eye's medical
correspondent and has appeared on Have I Got News for You,
The News Quiz etc. He is rude about everything
(politicians, doctors, death, drugs, sex,)
Josh Widdicombe (right photo)
kicks off the Comedy Festival on Tuesday March 5th, one of
the best up and coming UK acts, he is a regular on Stand Up
for the Week (C4) and Live at the Apollo (BBC). In
Further Adventures of Josh Widdicombe he deals with his
inability to embrace adventure in his life, his continued
frustration with everything he comes into contact with,
unable to relax and enjoy life, Josh has instead decided it
is everyone else that is at fault for his lack of enthusiasm
for leaving the house.
5. Small News
If you are a
business in Dartmouth, or want to be; then
click here to read the latest news from South Hams
District Council, it's a good read too! Go to the
right of the page and look under "Business Voice News)
£450k boost for
South Hams coastal communities. Seaside
communities in the South Hams are to receive a financial
boost of £450,347 from the Government, safeguarding
hundreds of jobs.
The South Devon Fisheries Development Project was one of
20 successful projects nationwide to win funding from
the Coastal Communities Fund it was announced this week.
The project aims to support and promote the region’s
fishing and tourism industries through innovation and
investment. As a result of the win around 441 full time
jobs could be saved, and up to 38 direct full time jobs
and 52 part time jobs created.
Click here to read the whole article.
Bryan Chinn reports:
Thank you for the wonderful picture of Bayards in the
I have taken many photos myself on visits over the 70
years since I first saw it. My Aunt lived in
Northford Road, and I spent many school holidays in
Dartmouth, and later introduced my family and friends to
the delights of Dartmouth. I live in Staffordshire and
still visit on an annual basis!
I am frequently surprised, as you must be, that many
people who have visited don't know about Bayards or the
scenic walk to the Castle, Sugary etc., but I'm
constantly trying to educate them.
One thing about Bayards is a link with a village close
to where I live, that is the barometric etc. thingy on
the wall which was donated by Dartmouth MP...Hardy who
came from Dunstall Hall about 2 miles from me. He seemed
to achieve more notoriety in Dartmouth than at Dunstall.
Thanks again for Dartmouth News and the excellent
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?
Dartmouth B and B
Guide to Dartmouth
Shopping in Dartmouth
Stoke Fleming Operatic and Dramatic Society : Coffee Morning
: Saturday : February 23rd in the Village Hall : 10 am until
12 noon: Cakes, raffle, tombola, handmade cards, jewellery,
bric a brac, crafts. We will also be selling tickets for our
next production on March 22nd & 23rd
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