Beer Film Society to show Anna Karenina and other news

The Beer Film Society will be showing Anna Karenina, last year’s adaptation of Tolstoy’s classic, on Monday, January 14. Read this and more.

LADIES’ NIGHT: Beer Women’s Institute (WI) will be partying with the Seaton branch on January 9 in their New Year party. There will be entertainment from musician Emily Miller when they meet in the Mariners’ Hall, and should each bring a plate of food to share.

The WI normally meet on the first Wednesday of the month. Call secretary Sue Ball on 01297 20014 for more information.

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YOUNG AND OLD: St Winifred’s is holding another all age service on Sunday (January 6) at 11.15am.


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It will be a celebration of the Epiphany and will include a simple communion service, followed by drinks and biscuits.

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RUSSIAN REGALING: The Beer Film Society will be showing Anna Karenina, last year’s adaptation of Tolstoy’s classic, on Monday, January 14.

Starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law, there is a powerful supporting cast. The film will be shown in high definition thanks to the group’s new projector.

It will be shown at Steamers, where the bar will be open for drinks, coffee and popcorn, with doors opening at 7pm.

Tickets are �4 for members and �5 for the general public. They will be showing Monsieur Lazhar on February 18.

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VENTRILOQUISM PRACTICE: Puppets have been brought in in Beer as an alternative to a children’s talk during services at St Michael’s Church and the primary school assembly.

The group of adults behind it meet on the first Monday of the month, starting on January 7. To get involved, call Lynne Bees or Gayle Chapple on 01297 20756.

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WINTER TALK: The Branscombe Project’s first lecture of the new year will be entitled ‘Contested Seas: The tide is turning’.

It will be given by marine consultant Neville Copperthwaite at 7.30pm on Monday, January 28 in the village hall.

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QUIZ CONTINUES: Beer Social Club’s target quiz returns next Saturday (January 12) at 8pm. This is the fourth round of the competition that runs on a Saturday of each winter month until the finals in April. Entry is �1.50 per head.

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OUT OF SERVICE: There will be no midweek Holy Communion services at 8am at St Winifred’s in Branscombe during January and February. They will resume in March.

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FLOWER POWER: Branscombe’s church flower festival will run from June 28 until July 1, on the theme of ‘Psalms, Hymns and Sacred Songs’.

There is a meeting at St Winifred’s on January 17 at 4pm to discuss this, which residents interested in flower arrangements, stewarding and offering refreshments are asked to attend.

If you are unable to attend but want to help, call Sallie Herniman on 01297 553482.

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WINTER FUNDING: Branscombe Preschool has been chosen as the beneficiary of Waitrose’s Community Matters Scheme.

It will receive a share of the �1,000 the store allocates to charities in January, and shoppers can vote for their favoured cause with green tokens.

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