1.   'Planting Party'

2.   Kate Dimbleby

3.   Comedy Festival

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!


2.  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 book, click here

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3.   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 of humour.  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 Dartmouth News.
    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 pictures.


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  • S.O.D.S.
    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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