Purbeck Film Festival “My Cousin Rachel”

Briantspuddle Village Hall

7pm (for 7:30pm film), Friday 19th October 2018

Beer, wine, soft drinks, teas, coffees available to purchase

Tickets for film £6. Order at Briantspuddle Village Shop (am only) or on PFF website, or pay at the door on the night.

Rated as one of the best 10 films of 2017 this re-make of Daphne du Maurier’s mystery period drama is beautifully shot in Cornwall and Italy. Believing his cousin, Rachel, murdered his foster father while living in Florence, Philip plots revenge when she visits him on his Cornwall estate.  However his feelings become confused as he is beguiled by her charms, leading him into conflict with his family and friends.  Cast includes Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Iain Glen, Simon Russell Beale and Holiday Granger.

Running time – 106 minutes.

Please note – 12A rating: one moderate sexual scene: brief strong language.

Full details on this link My Cousin Rachel


Artsreach “The Gathering: the story of two Dorset Soldiers who fought in the first World War.”

Briantspuddle Village Hall

3pm, Sunday 11th November 2018

Tickets (will include a WW1 afternoon tea): adults £12, under 18s £9. 

phone Jenny Beedle on 01929 471002, or book online at

The Gathering is a powerful new play from Dorset based writers Gill and Tony Horitz, based on letters and other found artefacts telling the story of two Dorset soldiers who fought in World War 1 – Will Cutler of Hinton Martel and Hubert Wareham of Wimborne Minster, and two people closely involved in their lives – Will’s wife, Tillie, and the Vicar of Wimborne Minster, Reverend James Fletcher.

Intensely moving, The Gathering is both a moving love story and a message of resilience and hope. These performances will be preceded by a screening of ‘Tommy’s Sisters‘, a short film about five women in 1916. Suitable for 12+.

Armistice Day Tea Dance

Briantspuddle Village Hall

Saturday 17th November 2018

1918/1940s tea dance with a small exhibition of WW1 artefacts and readings of war poetry. There will be a prize for the best 1918/1940s outfit.


Briantspuddle and Affpuddle Christmas Fair

Briantspuddle Village Hall

Sunday 25th November 2018

 Stalls will cost £10 per table – please contact the Booking Secretary on 07784 609838 to book your place.


Briantspuddle Open Gardens

June 2019

Watch this space for more information!


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