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Greenway Conservation Insight.....Ceramics

Greenway Conservation Insight.....Ceramics
Friday 1st June 2012

Greenway Conservation Insight: Ceramics
Friday 1st June 11.30am - 1pm

Come along to Greenway to see the conservation team in action, whilst they undertake a deep clean of Greenway's extensive collection of ceramics.

Drop in and see Greenway's skilled house staff undertake a detailed clean of the collection of ceramics, as the knowledgeable team explain their work, and answer any questions you may have. Learn how different ceramic surfaces are treated, and see wet and dry surface cleaning in action.

Booking Not Needed
Phone; 01803 842382 or [email protected]
Normal Admission Charges Apply
The conservation insights sessions are taking place in Greenway house sitting room, please come along and take part!
Children welcome

All of the ceramics in the collection are indigenous to the house. This is a free drop in session. Please note that Greenway operates on a car parking system, and all visitors wishing to bring their cars must book in advance. Visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greenway or call 01803 842382 for more details and to book.

Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee
Saturday 2nd June 2012 to Tuesday 5th June 2012

Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee

The Diamond Jubilee marks 60 years of the Queen’s reign & the celebrations will centre around an extended weekend in 2012 on 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th June.

We'll have the flags out, the bubbles out, posh frocks & suitably British treats available.....prepare for a party!!!

Standup Paddleboarding Championships
Saturday 2nd June 2012 to Tuesday 5th June 2012

The Standup Paddleboarding Championships
Blackpool Sands

The Venus Riders Family Stand Up Paddleboarding Championship will be held for the third time in 2012 at Blackpool Sands, near Dartmouth. Everyone (8+ years) can enter, no experience is necessary. In 2012, the format will change from previous years.

It is planned that the 'Summer Sizzler' Stand Up Paddleboarding competition (for 'professionals') will kick off the event on Saturday 2nd June (not organised by Venus, but by Red Paddle Co - one of the sponsors of the Venus Riders event).
Heats for the general public will be held on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday with finals on Tuesday 5th June. These were held in the morning on each of the days in previous years.
The age groups in 2010/11 were: 8-12 years, 13-16 years and 17+ years. Although these aren't confirmed for 2012, they are likely to stay the same. The competition was free to enter in previous years and all competitors were also entered into a free prize draw to win fantastic prizes from the event's sponsors.

River Dart Diamond Jubilee Parade
Monday 4th June 2012

River Dart Diamond Jubilee Parade

A spectacular parade of vessels in celebration of Her Majesty the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, representing all the activities on the River Dart.

Imagine the sight of a 60 strong procession representing the life of the Dart - historic boats, passenger vessels, rowing boats, Royal Naval and rescue vessels, children in sailing boats, fishermen, yachts, canoes and many more - with a number of boats sailing or motoring alongside.

Large crowds are expected to watch the parade from every point along the route and the event will end with a prize giving and celebration at the Dartmouth Yacht Club on the South Embankment.

Start 1500 Finish 1800

For more information please contact Kate Brown on 01803 666242 or email [email protected]

Dartmouth Farmers Market

Dartmouth Farmers Market
Saturday 9th June 2012

Dartmouth Farmers Market
Old Market Square 9am - 1pm

Held on the second Saturday of each month. Pop along & support your local producers and buy local, fresh top quality food & plants.

An initiative of the South Hams Agricultural Forum and supported by South Hams District Council

J/80 Sailing World Championships 2012

J/80 Sailing World Championships 2012
Saturday 9th June 2012 to Friday 15th June 2012

J/80 Sailing World Championships
Saturday 9th - Friday 15th June


The 2012 J/80 World Sailing Championships will be held in the stunning port of Dartmouth on the south west coast of the UK. In an unprecedented move, the Britannia Yacht Club has agreed to act as the Senior Hosting Club for the championship, working alongside the Royal Dart Yacht Club and the J/80 UK Class Association. The 2012 J/80 World Championship Opening Ceremony will be hosted by the historic Britannia Royal Naval College, as will the Prizegiving Dinner at the close of the regatta.

Seventy five (!) J/80 teams will arrive in the beautiful South Devon town of Dartmouth to compete at the 2012 J/80 World Championship. Entries are expected from the UK, France, Spain, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Sweden, Italy, Russia and the USA, ensuring a truly International, top-level sporting event. This small armada will comprise approximately three hundred and fifty competing athletes and a total of around five hundred visitors to the port. The sailing area for the championship will be in Start Bay, just outside the harbour entrance and so easily visible from the nearby beaches and cliff tops for the enjoyment of spectators.

The UK J/80 fleet recently enjoyed stunning sailing conditions in Dartmouth for their 2011 National Championship which took place in June last year and which was run by the same team from the Royal Dart Yacht Club which will be helping to deliver the Worlds next year. Start Bay offers everything competitors would expect and wish for: open water, big waves and tactically challenging tidal conditions. The prevailing conditions themselves will no doubt prove a real draw for the athletes in the J/80 fleet, but this coupled with the proven warmth and hospitality of the town of Dartmouth alongside the amazing opportunity to experience first-hand the magnificent grandeur and history of Britannia Royal Naval College will ensure that this is a J/80 World Championship quite unlike any other sailing regatta.

The website for the 2012 J/80 World Championships is live now at www.j80worlds2012.com and it contains a whole host of information which will be useful to J/80 Competitors.

J80 Music & Rustic Supper Evening

J80 Music & Rustic Supper Evening
Sunday 10th June 2012

J80 World Championship Music & Rustic Supper Evening
Sunday 10th June, from 7pm

A special evening supper to celebrate the J80 World Championship Sailing with a local trio providing the soundtrack!

Theatre in the garden: 'The tales of Beatrix Potter' at Greenway
Friday 15th June 2012

Theatre in the garden: 'The tales of Beatrix Potter'
Greenway House
Friday 15th June, 6pm - 8pm

Peter Rabbit knows very well that he is not to go into Mr McGregor's garden...

Join us in the walled garden at Greenway for this fantastic production of 'The tales of Beatrix Potter' by Quantum Theatre. With live music, this production promises to bring Peter Rabbit to life for young and old alike. Why not bring a picnic to enjoy during the play, and ice cream and refreshments will be available. Please bring any low backed furniture that you like, and wrap up warm as temperatures may drop during the evening.

Adult £13, Child £8
Booking Essential 01803 842382
Please park in the visitor car park and proceed to visitor reception, where you will be met by a member of our helpful team.
Children welcome!
Please note that there is no need to pre-book your car parking for this event, as it takes place outside of usual opening hours

Totnes Good Food Market

Totnes Good Food Market
Sunday 17th June 2012

The Totnes Good Food Market is held on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 10am to 3pm. Now in it’s second year, the market is the biggest monthly producers & farmers market in the Westcountry.

Regularly attracting over 50 traders each month, the Totnes Good Food Sunday market has become the biggest fine food and drink market in Devon and is rapidly becoming the largest in the South West. Launched in June 2010 with just over twenty producers, the market has grown month by month both in reputation and popularity. It attracts food lovers from all over the region, with three-quarters of its traders coming from within a 30 mile radius of Totnes. The market has also been award-nominated and warranted mentions in local and national newspapers and magazines.

It's a Jam Jamboree!!!

It's a Jam Jamboree!!!
Monday 18th June 2012 to Sunday 24th June 2012

We love Jam....!!

So, we’re celebrating with a Jam Jamboree!!!

It's all about how cool real, proper jam is...the stuff packed with fruit instead of sugar.

The Jam Jamboree is a celebration of all things jammy. The theme for 2012 is afternoon tea. Unfortunately, jam in the U.K. is perceived as a second-rate commoditised product. We've fallen out of love with jam. It's time we reminisced with some tea, scones and jam...

Jam is cool. Jam reminds us of our childhoods, playing out in the sunshine with jam butties and mucky elbows. Jam went into the first cakes we made with our parents. As adults, jam is fantastic with cheese, ice cream, croissants, brioche, meat, scones, pate, pancakes, and waffles. We are of course talking about 'proper jam', not the cheap, sugary stuff that seems to dominate the shelves nowadays. Yes, a 'smoothie in a jar', where you can really taste the fruit!

We’re going to ‘pimp up our jam’ by having a few homemade pots on offer...jam, tarts, jam sandwiches, a few jammy dodgers!!


Check out this petition to support proper jam;

Book Conservation Club....Greenway

Book Conservation Club....Greenway
Tuesday 19th June 2012

Book conservation club at Greenway
Tuesday 19th June, 10.30am - 4.30pm

Join us at Greenway for an exciting in depth look at our book collection, and the work that goes into conserving it!

Beginning with a talk from our knowledgeable book conservation team on the interesting and skilled work that they do when conserving the extensive collection at Greenway, this day offers you exclusive insights!

Enjoy delicious soup and a roll in the cosy house kitchen, and finish off your day with a tour of Greenway, paying particular attention to the much loved library of Agatha Christie.

A perfect opportunity to enjoy Greenway while it is otherwise closed, and learn all about book conservation

Tickets £17.50
Booking Essential 01803 842382
Please park in the Visitor Car Park and proceed to Visitor Reception, where you will be directed to your event.
Assistance Dogs only are welcome
It is not necessary to pre-book your parking for this event, as Greenway is otherwise closed on this day.

Evening Tour of Greenway Garden
Wednesday 20th June 2012

Evening Tour of Greenway Garden
Wednesday 20th June, 7pm-9pm

Come along to Greenway garden after hours to enjoy the peace and quiet of an evening tour with one of Greenway's knowledgeable gardeners.

Enjoy the tranquillity of Greenway garden with this walk and talk with one of Greenway's knowledgeable gardeners after all the other visitors have left, followed by delicious refreshments in the cafe.

Tickets £10
Booking Essential 01803 842382
Please wear warm, weather appropriate clothing and sensible shoes.
Please proceed through Visitor Reception and meet in the stable yard in front of the shop.
The price of this event also includes refreshments in the cafe.
There are some steep slopes and narrow paths in the garden

Monday 25th June 2012 to Sunday 8th July 2012

25th June – 8th July

We're tennis mad....balls, rackets, srawberries, Pimm's, champagne!!


We're 'Going Yellow for Rowcroft'

We're 'Going Yellow for Rowcroft'
Friday 29th June 2012

Going Yellow for Rowcroft
Friday 29th June, all day

We're going Yellow for Rowcroft Hospice again this year!

We'll be making homemade lemonade & lemon cake, with the proceeds going to Rowcroft.

The Dartmouth Ice Cream Company at the Good Intent will be making Lemon Meringue Fudge & selling books.

Pop down & support our local hospice...in a yummy way!!!

Dartmouth Swimathon at Dartmouth Swimming Pool

Dartmouth Swimathon at Dartmouth Swimming Pool
Friday 29th June 2012 to Saturday 30th June 2012

Dartmouth Swimathon at Dartmouth Swimming Pool
Friday 29th & Saturday 30th June

Teams to consist of 5 swimmers who have to complete as many lengths of the Dartmouth Pool as they can in 50 minutes.

Informations & Sponsorship forms are available from Yvonne Cottam at [email protected]

Entries MUST be received by Friday 22nd June, following which swim times will be allocated.

Money raised will go to the proposed Dartmouth & District Indoor Pool

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