Moving Pictures

Buzzing at the Beehive

HONITON’s Beehive centre is open again, happy to be welcoming audiences for live performances in June, with gigs by The Undercover Hippy and the Simon and Garfunkel Through The Ages in June, as well as a choice of top recent films. Beehive spokesperson Jemma Browning says: “Following the government’s roadmap, we have been gradually reopening…

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Food for thought

SCREEN Bites Second Slice returns after an enforced break in 2020 with a trio of new films, coinciding with Dorset Art Weeks, and examining critical environmental and cultural issues for our time – the future of food and farming, the challenge of dealing with discarded computers and digital devices, and the cost of fast, cheap…

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Moviola is back

MOVIOLA, the region’s rural cinema scheme, is back after the prolonged Covid-19 shut-down, but predictably the programme is reduced as fewer village hall partners are ready to commit themselves to putting on film evenings. The most-requested film for September is Military Wives, which is being shown at Hanging Langford, East Stour, Halstock (on both 25th…

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Top dogs on film

DOG-lovers can enjoy an evening of delightful films featuring our best friends and their owners as the Top Dog Film Festival returns, in online form, from 30th April to 3rd May. The new collection of heart-warming films celebrates the incredible bond between dogs and their human companions, at work and play. The line-up includes stories…

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New Dorset film on screen again

WIMBORNE-based Millstream Theatre and the Museum of East Dorset are putting on a second screening of the new short film,The Woodcutter and the Swan, created on Zoom during 2020, on 25th March 2021 at 7.30pm. The Woodcutter and the Swan, based on a magical folk tale, was originally a devised theatre piece. Due to Covid-19,…

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Feel good with new film festival

A NEW virtual film festival is being launched this month, created by the people who run the popular and successful Banff Mountain Film Festival. The Feel Good Film Festival celebrates positivity and the art of happiness, and continues until 7th May. The programme features a collection of hilarious and heart-warming short films guaranteed to put…

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A woodland adventure in your living room

EXPLORE the magic of night-time woods with a new dance theatre piece online from Pavilion Dance South West, from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st February . The film, Night Tree, by Second Hand Dance, has been co-commissioned by the Bournemouth-based regional dance umbrella, for families to enjoy this half term. Based on Eve Bunting’s book…

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The Mother of All Pageants inspires documentary

FANS of the Mapp and Lucia books and television adaptations may remember the pageant (in which Lucia, predictably, played Elizabeth I), EF Benson was inspired by the popularity of pageants in the years of the 20th century – and one of the finest was staged in Sherborne. A documentary film inspired by the Sherborne Pageant…

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Folk tale inspires film

A NEW short film by Millstream Theatre, the Museum of East Dorset’s resident company of learning disabled actors, is based on a magical folk tale collected by traditional storyteller Duncan Williamson. The Woodcutter and the Swan was originally a devised theatre piece. Due to Covid-19, Millstream Theatre, with co-directors, Tony Horitz and Tam Gilbert, have…

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