Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow – 20th January

The regular activities of our community have really got back into full swing after the Festive Break. Last Tuesday Kingsbridge Jazz at Aveton Gifford  kicked off their first evenings entertainment of the new season with the wonderful Dart Valley Stompers. The Stompers are regular visitors to the club and play with a robust Traditional/ New Orleans style. They played a selection of favourites and I was lucky enough to have a song dedicated to me, wow that’s not happened before! Landlord Mark was also serenaded as the Club night just happened to fall on his birthday and enjoyed a rendition of Happy Birthday, robustly sung by everyone. The evening was well supported, with visitors coming from far and wide.  Guests are welcome and of course new members will be warmly welcomed, why not visit next month? The musical guests next month are the intriguingly named The Sopranos and the date to remember is February 7th.  Beforehand the Jazz folk can take advantage of the delicious Early Bird menu made available by the Fisherman’s for Jazz goers. The menu is available between 6-6.30pm on club nights and features a choice of three main dishes and sweets. Booking is essential and the deadline is 6pm on the Monday before Jazz night.

The Fisherman’s Rest has recently posted an update on their fundraising activities for the Tall Ships Sail Training charity. Between 2011 and 2016 an amazing £21,310 was raised from Tall Ships days at A.G. and many thanks to everyone who has supported this terrific charity.

The dates have been chosen for this year’s A.G Film Festival, and this year’s event will take place on Saturday May 27th at 7.30pm and Sunday May 28th at 12 noon. in the village hall. You can enter your film at South Hams Surf Collectives webpage or contact Mandy Tucker for further entry details. The films should be five mins long and have content suitable for family viewing. Start shooting, it seems a long way off but time slips away quickly!

It’s Soup and Puds week this week! The ladies will be providing a choice of delicious home-made soup and puddings in the village hall on Saturday, from 12.30pm-2pm. The cost is £5 and proceeds will go to the upkeep of the hall.

There has been a dolphin washed up on the Tidal Road at A.G.  The Dolphin is thought to be the victim of a tragic by-catch incident, and has now been removed for scientific examination.