Whats On

Whats on in the Parish

Sunday 22nd September – Ironman Weymouth 2019 – click on Ironman Weymouth 2019 route for overview of road closures.

Sunday 22nd September – Village Hall – As part of Heritage Week – info – During the afternoon there will be a small exhibition on the architecture and history of the Debenham Estate in the Village Hall where teas will also be available 1pm to 5pm.

Sunday 5th October – The Granary, Briantspuddle

Purbeck Film Festival 2019

Briantspuddle Village Hall

 7pm for 7.30pm Friday 25th October

“Finding Your Feet”

is a  comedy/drama featuring Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall and Joanna Lumley made in the UK in 2017.

Noted as one of the best comedy dramas to come out of UK film studios for many a year this talented cast take us through laughter and tears in a film which is full of fun, is moving and at times outrageous.   Sandra (Imelda Staunton) discovers, just at the time when they are going to retire, that her husband (John Sessions) has for many years been having an affair.  She attempts to rebuild her life by moving in with her wayward and unconventional sister (Celia Imrie) who persuades her to join her local community dancing class.  Meeting characters like Charlie (Timothy Spall) the handyman who lives on a houseboat, opens up a whole new world for Sandra.

Running time – 111 minutes

Please note – contains brief drug use: brief strong language

Beer, wine, soft drinks, teas, coffees and ice creams for sale.

Tickets – £6 (£5 for students and under 25s) purchased from Rex Cinema, Wareham; on line at www.purbeckfilm.com; or order at the Briantspuddle Village Shop (am only and only after 30th August) and pay at the door on the night.

Further enquiries to Maggie Hoyle on 01929 472733

Screen Bites 2019

Briantspuddle Village Hall

Saturday 2nd November

This is a series of food and film events in Dorset and Somerset and this year it is coming to Briantspuddle! On Saturday 2nd November at Briantspuddle Village Hall there will be a Food Fair when you can taste and buy all sorts of delicious food and drink all of which is produced locally, followed by an entertaining food related film for you to enjoy. For further details please see www.screenbites.co.uk. Tickets for our event will be available from mid-September.

Our film is Romantics Anonymous (2012) Director: Jean-Pierre Améris.

A bitter-sweet French rom-com set in a chocolate factory that chronicles the awkward romance between two painfully shy people, both suffering from `hyper-emotionalism’.

Saturday 23rd November – Village Hall – 7.30 pm – Artsreach are putting on “The Tale of Little Bevan” A brand new, darkly comic fairlytale for village halls… In a peaceful Norfolk village three people are seeking happiness. But as the harvest moon fills and the party begins, ancient forces are brought to life. While Tony and Mike get trapped in the tunnels below the village, Gill’s plan for revenge turns extremely nasty…

Award-winning writer Robert Alan Evans presents a darkly comic journey through 24 hours in the life of a village, brought to life with live music, storytelling and the spirit of a 10th century saint.

Following an acclaimed tour with ‘Crossings‘, Pentabus are back with a brand new production created specifically for village halls. Suitable 12


Whats On Locally

Landscapes for life

It’s been 60 years since almost half of Dorset became an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a ‘natural health service’ for all to enjoy. We’re inviting you to join in the celebrations and get some landscape in your life all the year round, not just the summer!

Kick starting the celebrations is our Landscapes for Life Festival on 21-29 September. Join artists, story-tellers, wildlife experts, geologists, farmers and archaeologists to uncover what makes the landscapes they love so outstanding … and find your own place to love along the way.

Most events are FREE but booking is essential. Read on for a taste of what’s in store, full details are on the Dorset AONB website

Dawn over the water meadows

Dawn over the water meadows – one of our own pieces of precious landscape

Ferry or no ferry, it will still be Sensational September in Picture Perfect Purbeck

September in Purbeck is a bumper month of fun for all. From Swanage Folk Festival to Purbeck Walking and Running Festivals, Classic Transport Rally to Dorset Architectural Week, Medieval Games to Model Tanks and Tiger Day X11, Smedmore House, Clavell Tower, Dunshay Manor to Downton Abbey.

Added to all that here at Discover Purbeck we have the tickets for the Dorset County Show, Massed Ukulele Band Concert, National Express, Crossways Travel and Theatre Tokens . . . and the Cards For Good Causes Charity Christmas Cards have arrived.

You can see for yourself what’s happening in our beautiful part of Dorset this September on our website www.visit-dorset.com/whats-on

Please help us to promote that this website is the events hub for the whole of Dorset and any event organiser can add their event for free  www.visit-dorset.com/whats-on/submit-event

Alternatively you are welcome to call into the Discover Purbeck Information Centre where we will help you to learn more about any specific events.

If you would like to advertise an event open to the public taking place in the parish please use the Contact form to advise. You will then be asked for all the details – place, start and finish time, copy of any flyer produced etc. This a free service for public use of the Briantspuddle village hall where the proceeds go to the village hall and for fund raising activity within the parish in aid of public endeavour.