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   Dartmouth News                 19th October 2006 

1.    9 days of art

2.    Food Festival wash-up

3.    Naval College Tours   This Sunday

4.    Dartmouth in Bloom Presentations

5.    Galleries Evening  this Friday

6.    The Log Fire

7.    Memories of Dartmouth

8.    News from Dartmouth dot TV



From this Saturday for 9 days you can visit one-off exhibitions and artists in their own studios. Many studios are open throughout the South Hams, a brochure is available at the Tourist Information Centre right now, and from the First Floor Exhibition in the Flavel from Saturday onwards.  This really is an event you can spend a long weekend or even a week visiting.  Taking in the art during the day and visiting our bars and restaurants in the evening ?  There are 86 artists in total and here are a few of the local ones, go get a brochure and have fun!

Joan Cawley
The Flavel

Christian Parkes
The Flavel

Mark Denman 
Little Dartmouth

Inka Garial 

Three Artists 
North Ford Road
Nick Orsler Blown  
Smith Street
Jenny Wynne-Jones 
Coombe Farm Gallery


2.   Food Festival  wash-up

To see it all, you really must go to this community website sponsored by Dartmouth dot TV was updated as often as four times a day during the event.  Even if you thought you saw it before, just take a peek to make sure you haven't missed anything?

But what a show, what food, what a great time!  Here are some of the outtakes, click on any image for the whole story?

In the style of "Have I Got News for You?" which picture is the odd one out and why?

3.    Naval College Tours   This Sunday

Ann Irish reports:  After today, we will have only 3 more opportunities for the regular Guided Historical Tours on offer this year (tours October 22, 25, 29). Further information & tickets available from Dartmouth Tourist Information Centre on 01803 834224.

A walking guided tour of the grounds at the Britannia Royal Naval College to include the new Britannia Wood, Walled Orchards and Royal Plot.  Sunday 10 December 2006, ticket from the Tourist Information Centre.


4.    Dartmouth in Bloom Presentations

Dartmouth's success in the national Britain in Bloom competition was recognised last night. The town won the Ayres Cup, beating 10 other towns in the same section, and also a Gold Award from the Royal Horticultural Society. Les Barnes and his team from South Hams Council were awarded both the Alf Crouch Memorial Trophy and the City of Bath Trophy for their work in the town, especially in the Royal Avenue Gardens.

Many local schoolchildren received certificates from the Mayor, Councillor Iris Pritchard, for their contributions to the event's Schools' Painting competition; each school also received a large box of sweets to share! Many other local awards were presented, with the best overall winner being Browns Hill.  A cheque for £950 from Devon County Councillor Jonathan Hawkins was presented to provide automatic ventilation in the Community Greenhouse. Everyone is looking forward to achieving success in next year's competition - if you would like to help, please contact Jane Joy 834478 or click here.

5.   Galleries Evening  this Friday

Trish Thomas and Simon Drew in Foss street have invited Dartmouth dot TV readers to an "Open Galleries Evening" this Friday starting around 7:00PM.  Come along, mingle with the artists, have a glass of wine and plan on buying that special birthday present?

Other galleries open include, Ainscough Foss Street, Coombe Gallery Foss street, Baxters Foss Street, Paul Barclay Oxford Street, Blown Smith Street, White Sails St Georges Square and Stewart Gallery Old Market.

6.    The Log Fire

Kevin Pyne once read this to me outside the Plymco.  Although described as "Advice on how to get along when you move down West" it equally applies to everyone who lives in Dartmouth, don't you think? The version Kevin read suggested that "sometime" you should put a log on the fire.

You need to help gather
The wood before the fires lit
Donít turn up and rub your hands
And say ďthis is niceĒ
And presume to sit
You see there isnít a place
For any one
Who turns up after?
The works all done!

7.   Memories of Dartmouth

One day Jim Tregaskis  was walking past a skip, and inside was a cardboard tube. 

Jim wanted a tube and quickly liberated it.  When he got home he found this amazing photograph in it! He checked with the owners and now it is his permanently. 

It is huge, about 2 feet long and the detail is incredible.  As usual there is no date so it's anyone's guess?


8.   News from Dartmouth dot TV

No trick photography, just a high tide, a pizza and a glass of wine in the DA.

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  • Not much from the Dartmouth dot TV team this week, we are recovering from Food Festival!

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