Moving Pictures

Purbeck Film Festival heads outdoors

PURBECK Film Festival is back this year with five outdoor screenings starting on 19th August, and the main festival in October. Venues for the outdoor programme are Holme for Gardens near Wareham and Durlston Country Park at Swanage. Films include the romantic comedy Tamara Drewe, which was largely filmed in Dorset, the adored sci fi…

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Thanks to the media

TREVOR Bailey, director of Windrose Rural Media Trust, has written an open letter following the success of the recent archive film festival: Thanks to the splendid interest shown by the local media, our Dorset Online Archive Film Festival has been a great success. It was a simple idea: just a selection of films from our…

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Windrose online archive film festival

RURAL media charity Windrose is running an online archive film festival, continuing to Wednesday 30th June, a selection of old favourites and new discoveries, at www.windroseruralmedia.org Thanks to support from Dorset Council, there are four shows available. Windrose director Trevor Bailey says: “One of our greatest joys is to take film shows to live audiences in…

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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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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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