1.  Young Musician Winner

2.  Simon Hart new work

3.  The Guard

4.  Facebook kills the news

5.  Small News




1.  BBC Piano Young Musician Winner 2006 - to play at the Flavel

Cordelia Williams : Classical Music Concert at the Flavel : BBC Young Musician Piano Winner 2006: Fri 12th April 7.30pm

Since becoming the Piano Winner of BBC Young Musician 2006, Cordelia Williams has continued to build an international career as ‘one of the outstanding pianists of her generation’. She has given recital and concerto performances throughout Great Britain, as well as in France, Italy, Thailand, China, America, Kenya and the Gulf States, and always likes to introduce the music to her audience. She has recently been awarded 1st prize at the Concours International de Piano in Aix-en-Provence and 2nd prize at the Dudley International Piano Competition.

Hearing her mother teach piano, Cordelia wanted to learn to play too, and began lessons at home as soon as she could climb onto the piano stool. She gave her first public piano recital to celebrate her eighth birthday. She went on to study at Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester, Clare College, Cambridge and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she studied with Joan Havill. She was then invited to become a Fellow of the Guildhall School.
Alongside her performing career, Cordelia runs Cafe Muse, an innovative series of events bringing classical music out of the concert hall and into the relaxed setting of London bars and brasseries. She hopes to attract a new audience to classical music, especially people of her own generation.

Don’t miss seeing this amazing pianist up close at the Flavel.  Programme to include:  Schubert: Sonata in A major D664 : Liszt: Apres une Lecture de Dante : Mozart: Adagio in B minor : Schumann: Fantasie in C op 17.  Call 01803 839530 to book or click here.


2.  Simon Hart new original work

Simon Hart has new original work showing in Baxters Gallery in Foss Street this week. It’s a departure from the Dartmouth scenes which he is known for but instead depicts wildlife in collage format.

They are made using a multitude of techniques from mono-printing to mark-making and also include some stamped images from the old Tozers printing blocks. There is a selection of birds and creatures to choose from and all are priced at £325, an affordable price for an original artwork.

To read more about Simon click here

To see more about Baxters click here


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3.   The Guard :  showing next week

Just a quick reminder that there is no film this Thursday (4th April). Our first film back after the Easter break will be on Thursday 11th April.

Director: John Michael McDonagh : Actors: Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle : 96 minutes : Cert. 15. Comedy/Crime/Thriller : ‘By the brother of In Bruges director Martin McDonagh, The Guard is already Ireland’s second most successful film. And it’s very, very funny.’

Brendan Gleeson is on fine form as unorthodox Garda Gerry Boyle (special interests: class-A drugs, Russian literature, prostitutes, swimming, swearing) whose quiet corner of coastal Connemara becomes an international crime hotspot, when urban FBI agent Wendell Everett (Don Cheadle) arrives on his patch in pursuit of half a billion dollars’ worth of cocaine and the drug smuggling ring responsible. Everett is polite, focused and professional. None of these words apply to Boyle, whose performance at the first case briefing is caustic, insulting and racist – though he protests: “I’m Irish, racism is part of my culture!” It’s this superb central relationship that sets The Guard apart from the cop buddy movie rank and file and the film lights up from the moment Gleeson and Cheadle first share the screen, their dialogue hissing and fizzing with outrageous slurs, brutal wit and a keen slice of intelligence.

This film is on Thursday 11th April.  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.   Facebook killed the Newsletter ?

Video killed the radio star, then CD's killed records, after that  downloads killed CD's.  e-mail killed writing letters and now Facebook has killed both email and newsletters.  How ?  well our Facebook News page can get  113,018 individual views on a single article from a reach of 434,583 Dartmouth liking users (figures taken today).  Even a simple story about Dartmouth being featured in the Western Morning News can easily get three times the readership of this newsletter.

Reporting news on Facebook is very easy for us, it's a lot less formal and way more immediate.  But the two big issue are that we get more readers and it takes a fraction of the time that this weekly newsletter takes to compile.  So from this week onwards, unless there is a lot of important news, we will be fortnightly.  So no news next week.  Just news every other week, that is unless we get 1,000's of people complaining and pledging ten pound notes to us !

Don't believe what you hear about Facebook, you can join and keep everything totally private.  We won't bombard you with stuff, just news as and when it happens, immediately with no delay!  So click here for a no obligation, no subscribe preview ?

We have been producing weekly news since May 2006, click here to see ?  We have a few big sponsors, you know who you are and we thank you and will continue to work with you both here and on Facebook. 


5.   Small News

  • St Georges Charity Concert - 26 April 2013 at 7.30pm, at St Georges Church, Dittisham

    Tom Leeman reports:  This year’s Concert is starting to take shape. We are drawing on the talented youth of the area and will be joined for the first time by a group of Junior Drama; Blackawton School, a firm favourite, will also be performing. I am also delighted that Martin Holland will be playing trumpet and will be joined by one of his students.

    We are delighted to announce that Nigel Richards will be singing at this year’s Concert. Most recently Nigel played lead role in Phantom of the Opera in London and other West End credits include Enjolras in Les Miserables, Martin Guerre, Napoleon and As You Like It. He is a regular Prom soloist and has taken his one man show around the world. Nigel will be singing many well-known songs from the shows and old favourites at this year’s St Georges Concert.

    Book your tickets now for a sparkling evening suitable for all the family. Tickets are available from John Wells, 01803 722414, Adults £7.50 and children under 16 years old free.

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