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Dawn Chorus & Spring Arrivals
Sunday 5th May 2013

Dawn Chorus & Spring Arrivals at Berry Head, Brixham
Sunday 5th May, 5.30am - 8.30am

Join local bird expert Mike Langman at Berry Head. The headland should be alive with birds just back from a winter in Africa desperately announcing their territories and hoping to attract a mate. There may even be the chance of a special sighting in early May.

The frenetic Guillemot colony will be noisy with birds coming and going from their nesting ledges. The very best time to hear bird song and to witness migration in full swing is at sunrise, so it will be an early start. The event will be finished off with a delicious breakfast at the Guardhouse Cafe, Berry Head. Breakfast includes the full Monty, tea or coffee, toast, butter & rhomemeade marmlade.

Meet: Berry Head main car park
Cost: £13.50 per person, includes breakfast
Booking essential: Call 01803 520022


A Coast & Countryside Trust event


The Organisation - Dart Music Festival Rustic Supper *SORRY-ALL SOLD OUT*

The Organisation - Dart Music Festival Rustic Supper *SORRY-ALL SOLD OUT*
Thursday 9th May 2013

Thursday 9th May from 7pm

The Organisation - Classic Soul & Jazz with Funky Electric Organ
**SORRY - ALL SOLD OUT!**

Back by popular demand...The Organisation, one of our top local favourites, play classic soul & jazz numbers with (very!) funky electric organ, bass & drums, great music to start off a weekend of music madness......


This evening always sells quickly, come & relax with us for a funky, chilled out Thursday evening.

Tickets for these suppers are selling fast.
To book please ask the Cafe Crew, or call 01803 835880 or email; info@cafealfresco.co.uk


Dart Music Festival 2013

Dart Music Festival 2013
Friday 10th May 2013 to Sunday 12th May 2013

Dart Music Festival
10th, 11th & 12th May 2013

This hugely successful event is in it's 16th year!

Come to town & listen (and dance) to music simply everywhere!
There are some great performers for 2013, check out www.dartmusicfestival.co.uk for programme information (after easter).

Join us for Alf's rustic suppers & great music on the Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday evenings. We'll also have some great music happening during the day on Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Tickets for our suppers are selling fast.
To book please ask the Cafe Crew, or call 01803 835880 or email; info@cafealfresco.co.uk


Ten Tors Challenge 2013, Dartmoor

Ten Tors Challenge 2013, Dartmoor
Friday 10th May 2013 to Sunday 12th May 2013

Ten Tors Challenge 2012
Dartmoor

It's that time of the year again, to put all that tough winter training on the moor into practice!

Ten Tors is here again!!

The Ten Tors Challenge is organised by the Army at Okehampton Camp. It is assisted by the Royal Navy (with manpower and helicopters), the Royal Air Force and the Dartmoor Rescue Group: between them they oversee the participants and ensure that none comes to lasting harm.
In parallel with the Jubilee Challenge, the Ten Tors Challenge takes place annually in May and is limited to 2,400 individuals – four hundred teams of six teenagers. The teams, depending on age, face hikes of 35, 45 or 55 miles (56, 72 or 88km) visiting ten nominated tors over two days. The teams must be self-sufficient, carrying all that they need to complete their route safely despite the terrain and the weather. The latter can be very changeable and at times quite extreme, and success or failure can depend very much on the extent to which a team has been trained for all eventualities.

Big, huge good luck to the Dartmouth teams...we know you've worked extra hard this year and had a ton of support from the town. We're proud to sponsor your tshirts!

Good Luck....pack the suncream & bobble hats!!!


James Harris' BeatBelt - Dart Music Festival Rustic Supper *SORRY-SOLD OUT*

James Harris' BeatBelt - Dart Music Festival Rustic Supper *SORRY-SOLD OUT*
Friday 10th May 2013

Friday 10th May from 7pm

*SORRY* - ALL SOLD OUT!!

James Harris’ Beatbelt
Cool, modern funky jazz from this fantastic local Dartmouth quartet, featuring James Harris on saxophones, Paul Harris on keyboards, Al Swainger on bass & Mark Hayward on drums

We seriously sell out quick when these guys play, so get in quick!

To book please ask the Cafe Crew, or call 01803 835880 or email; info@cafealfresco.co.uk


Chaz Thorogood

Chaz Thorogood
Friday 10th May 2013

Friday 10th May - 12noon till 2pm
Chaz Thorogood - local favourite!

"On many occasions you hear the words ‘the next big thing’ and ‘one to watch out for’ and listening to Chaz’s songs there can be no doubt that those are words that you can attach to this artist.

He has a mesmerising voice which instantly grabs hold of you, his guitar playing sounds as though it is the most natural thing in the world to him. This is an artist whose purpose in life was to create beautiful songs.

No tickets, just enjoy with your brunch!!


Ryan Inglis

Ryan Inglis
Friday 10th May 2013

Friday 10th May - 10am till 12noon
Ryan Inglis

Ryan Inglis’ music is an acoustic guitar base, matured for over 10 years infused with gospel inspired rhythm & melodic bass-lines then garnished with haunting strings & grade A lead guitar hooks and finally seasoned with chopped dance/trance samples.

Connoisseurs will appreciate the thoughtful lyrics and the vocal tone (a particular delicacy). Low in fat, Ryan Inglis is also suitable for vegetarians and with a calorie count of 0 you can listen to as much as you like guilt free.

No tickets required, just enjoy with your breakfast!!


Kenyon & Burgess - Dart Music Festival Rustic Supper **SOLD OUT, SORRY**

Kenyon & Burgess - Dart Music Festival Rustic Supper **SOLD OUT, SORRY**
Saturday 11th May 2013

Saturday 11th May from 7pm ***SOLD OUT, SORRY***

Jeremy Kenyon (Counter-Tenor) & Elizabeth Burgess (Piano)

This duo will present a varied programme of popular Baroque arias followed by Eva Cassidy arrangements of famous songs from many different cultures and genres. A lovely insight into the sounds of a rare and yet popular voice type.

Jeremy Kenyon is an amazing counter-tenor trained at the Royal Academy of Music and sings with a professional choir and Libby Burgess is a pianist dedicated to the fields of song and chamber music, working with some of the finest singers and instrumentalists of her generation.

www.elizabethburgess.com

Tickets for these suppers are selling fast.
To book please ask the Cafe Crew, or call 01803 835880 or email; info@cafealfresco.co.uk


Dartmouth Farmers Market

Dartmouth Farmers Market
Saturday 11th May 2013

Dartmouth Farmers Market
Old Market Square 9am - 1pm

Held on the second Saturday of each month. Pop along & support your local producers (including our egg man!) and buy local, fresh top quality food & plants.

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


Ryan Inglis

Ryan Inglis
Saturday 11th May 2013

Saturday 11th May - 10am till 2pm

He's good....so he's back today as well!

Ryan Inglis’ music is an acoustic guitar base, matured for over 10 years infused with gospel inspired rhythm & melodic bass-lines then garnished with haunting strings & grade A lead guitar hooks and finally seasoned with chopped dance/trance samples.

Connoisseurs will appreciate the thoughtful lyrics and the vocal tone (a particular delicacy). Low in fat, Ryan Inglis is also suitable for vegetarians and with a calorie count of 0 you can listen to as much as you like guilt free.

No tickets...just enjoy with your relaxed weekend breakfast!


Antonia Suner
Sunday 12th May 2013

Sunday 12th May - 10am till 11am

Antonia Suner

Details to follow on the fab Antonia...but get here sharp-ish...she's only got an hour to spare us!!


Jeoff Messingham

Jeoff Messingham
Sunday 12th May 2013

Sunday 12th May - 11am till 2pm

Jeoff Messingham

Alf’s regulars will know that Jeoff is an Alf’s regular too!! A Flamenco inspired guitarist, Jeoff plays for us on Sundays throughout the year. He’s fab!

No tickets...just enjoy with a side of Alf's breakfast!


Maggie Reeday Trio - Dart Music Festival Rustic Supper **SORRY - SOLD OUT**

Maggie Reeday Trio - Dart Music Festival Rustic Supper **SORRY - SOLD OUT**
Sunday 12th May 2013

Sunday 12th May from 7pm

Maggie Reeday Trio – Popular Jazz & Soul Singer
**SORRY - ALL SOLD OUT!**

With her knockout voice, soul, jazz & pop singer Maggie Reeday & her band will be entertaining us on Sunday evening.

Maggie is always extremely popular, a brilliant way to wind down after a mad weekend....Dancing optional!!!!

Tickets for these suppers are selling fast.
To book please ask the Cafe Crew, or call 01803 835880 or email; info@cafealfresco.co.uk


Totnes Good Food Market
Sunday 19th May 2013

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

Regularly attracting over 50 fine food 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.

Totnes Good Food Sunday is now officially the best. Food lovers from all over the region voted for the market in the Annual Devon Life Food & Drinks Awards and at a ceremony held at Sandy Park, Exeter the title of ‘Best Farmers Market in Devon’ was awarded to the TGFS.

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.

www.totnesgoodfood.co.uk


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