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Welcome! Our new Festival Chair

Introducing our new Festival Chair - Sheila Shribman

The NHS has been her professional passion all her life, fulfilling her dream as a child of being a Consultant Paediatrician, a post she held in Northamptonshire for 27 years, before becoming the Government's Tsar for Maternity and Child Health for 7 years.  Sheila was awarded a CBE for services to medicine and also received the James Spence medal from the RCPCH ( the highest honour in children’s medicine in the UK) before retiring to Dartmouth a few years ago. 

Sheila and her husband have had a house in Dartmouth for over 12 years and brought her family here for holidays. An experienced Chair, Sheila is honoured to lead the group making the Dartmouth Food Festival happen, especially as a regular fan  and past volunteer herself. She says "The team is awesome", "The Food Festival is fantastic" and “ I will do my utmost to make it an even greater success in its 15th and subsequent years- It is all about food and friendship and we want to do more about sustainability in the future too.”

Meet the whole Dartmouth Food Festival team!