Beer panto tickets go on sale and other news


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Tickets for Beer’s pantomime, Three Little Pigs, are now on sale. Read this and more.

RESCUE CALL: Emergency services were called to Beer Head last Thursday to help locate a man.

Beer coastguard Terry Hoare said the individual was taken into police custody and ambulance crews confirmed he was ok.


PIGGY PANTO: Tickets for Beer’s pantomime, Three Little Pigs, are now on sale in the newsagents and the off-licence in Fore Street.

Entry is £5 for adults or £2.50 for children and the show will go on from Friday, February 22, until Sunday, February 24.

A number of Beer Primary pupils have answered a call to be involved in the performances.

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MUSICAL MEDLEY: Planning for Beer’s R and B festival for 2013 is well under way, and ‘Early bird’ weekend tickets are now available.

There is £5 off the price on the door if tickets are bought before March 31.

The full line-up has now been announced, and includes BabaJack, G-Men, Delta Groove, Jim Maving, Cherry Lee Mewis and the Smokin’ Benny Brown Band.

Contact organiser Sheila on for tickets.

The bands will play the Mariners’ Hall, Beer Social Club and The Anchor on October 11, 12 and 13.


QUIZ COFFERS: The Fountain Head hosted a quiz last night in aid of Branscombe Cricket Club’s conversion project.

The group want to rotate the playing area 90 degrees to free up more space and to put in a strip of Astroturf for bowling practice.

Their last quiz, at Branscombe’s Masons Arms, raised £265 and they hope to have gained a similar amount last night towards their target.


GLOBAL GATHERING: Beer’s Women’s Institute will be meeting on Wednesday (February 6) for a talk by Dee Spence-Thomas that will take them “Around the world in 10 years”.

The meeting will feature two short plays performed by the creative writing club and there will be a photo competition, called ‘What Christmas means to me’.

It will start in the Mariners’ Hall at 7.30pm.


HITTING THE RIGHT NOTES: Beer’s annual music fundraiser returns tomorrow at the Mariners’ Hall with events throughout the day.

Music for Life will be raising money for Cancer Research, with a table-top sale of food and gifts in the morning and bands playing through the evening.

The sale runs from 9am until 1pm, then five acts will be playing from 7pm until midnight, including Dan Crisp, Adam Sweet, The Barries, Ellie and Ollie, and more.

Tickets for the band night are £8 in advance from Annie or the Post Office, or for £10 on the door.


CHIRPING CHILDREN: Beer Primary pupils have been taking part in the RSPB’s Big Schools Birdwatch.

The event, which finishes today, encouraged classes to see what different species they can spot to make them more aware of the wildlife in their school grounds.

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