Beer Film Society to screen Hugo and other news

The award-winning director Martin Scorsese’s first ever family feature, Hugo, is the Beer Film Society’s picture of choice for December. Read this and more.

SETTING DOWN ROOTS: To mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Beer Parish Council has arranged a tree planting at Cowerslea Way at 11am tomorrow (Saturday).

The village received a donation from Lord Clinton’s Charitable Trust, half of which was spent on the trees, and the rest went towards the summer street party.

Lady Caroline Fowle will be representing the Clinton family, and will be joined by county councillor Jim Knight, district councillor Geoff Pook, parish leaders and Scouts.

They will be planting walnut, sweet chestnut and hazel trees.

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UNIDENTIFIED FLYING SLEIGH: Beer Primary School’s production, Christmas with the Aliens will be performed on Tuesday, December 11, at 2.15pm and Wednesday, December 12, at 5,30pm in the Mariners’ Hall.

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Tickets (�1.50 for adults and 50 pence for children and senior citizens) are available through the school.


FESTIVE FUN: Shops in Beer will be staying open late for Christmas shopping next Friday (December 14).

The Mariners’ Hall will be among those offering mulled wine, mince pies and various gifts until 9pm.


MOVIE MAGIC: The award-winning director Martin Scorsese’s first ever family feature, Hugo, is the Beer Film Society’s picture of choice for December.

It will be shown at Steamers, on Monday, December 10, where doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Tickets are �4 to members or �5 for non-members, if there is room.


CHRISTMAS MUNCH: The Beer Arts Group and the Beer Film Society are holding a joint Christmas party on Thursday, December 20, and are taking reservations now.

The meal at Steamers will cost �20 for 3 courses or �17 for 2 courses, and requires a �5 deposit.

To book, call 01297 22922.


SEASONAL RAFFLE: The Mason’s Arms in Branscombe is running a raffle until December 23 to raise money for Sidmouth Hospice Care.

The pub is also holding a quiz for the village cricket club from 8.30pm on Thursday, December 6. Entry is �10 per team and proceeds go to the club’s pitch renovations.


CAROLlING CONTEST: Beer Primary School children will be singing a Christmas carols countdown and need voters to choose their top five tunes.


MONEY MOVERS: Children and members of the Beer Primary School PTFA helped raise �650 for the school at a dance event in Colyton Town Hall.

They put on the show with the T&N Dancers, despite the weather on November 23 and 24.

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