Sarah’s Key to be screened in Beer and other news

The next screening put on by the Beer Film Society will be Sarah’s Key, starring Kristin Scott-Thomas. Read this and more.

COUNCIL: Beer Parish Council is holding a meeting on Tuesday, July 10 in the Balcony Room of the Mariners Hall at 7.30pm. The public are welcome to attend.

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COFFEE: The Beer branch of the RNLI is holding a series of ‘Brew for the Crew’ events in the Mariners Hall this week to raise money for Lifeboat Week. Starting tomorrow morning there is a coffee morning from 10am to noon, then a second on Thursday at the same time in the same venue. The RLNI will also be hosting a tea dance in the afternoon of July 12

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CONCERT: There will be a free concert at St Winifred’s in Branscombe on Saturday, July 21 at 7.30pm, featuring local artists in an attempt to raise funds for the church.

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WI: Branscombe Women’s Institute next meet on Tuesday, July 9 in Branoc Hall. The guest speaker will be Janet Durrant, who will put on a display of summer flower arranging. All are welcome to attend, and it costs �3.50 for non-members, to include tea, coffee and cake.

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FILM: The next screening put on by the Beer Film Society will be Sarah’s Key, starring Kristin Scott-Thomas, on Monday, July 9. The film will be shown on at Steamers restaurant, New Cut, at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Membership of the society costs �5 a year and entrance to each film costs �4, but non-members may buy tickets on the evening for �5 if there is room. For further information email Rosemary Docherty on beerfilmsociety@gmail.com, or Andy Williams at info@steamersrestaurant.co.uk.

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CHURCH MARKET: Organisers of this month’s church market in Branscombe have made a request to villagers for donations. The St Winifred’s event is to be held in the village hall on Saturday, July 28. There will be stalls selling books, clothes, cakes, vegetables, bric-a-brac and a raffle, which is all in aid of church funds, and organisers are hoping for a ‘special effort’ from the people of Branscombe to attend and make it a success. Items for sale can be left at 5 Mill Lane or Cott Mead.

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PUMPKIN SHOW: This year’s pumpkin-growing competition in Beer will be judged on Saturday, September 30 in the Social Club, Berry Hill. The heaviest vegetable contest will be for beetroot and tomatoes this year. Organisers said 2011’s event suffered due to poor summer weather conditions, leading to fewer of the larger pumpkins, though Kim Salter did still win heaviest overall pumpkin at a whopping 302lbs, but are hoping for a better showing this year.

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PLAY: The Uncommon Players theatre group are presenting a performance of the play Talking Heads, by Alan Bennett, tonight the Mariners Hall in Beer at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from Beer Post Office or on the door, priced at �8.50.

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QUIZ: To celebrate Lifeboat Week in Beer there will be a Quiz Night at the Social Club, Berry Hill tomorrow night, from 8pm.

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EARLY LEARNERS: Starting Monday it is Early Learners Week at Pecorama in Beer, with a host of children’s entertainment everyday at noon.

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