Moving Pictures

New film feature at Shaftesbury Fringe

SHAFTESBURY’s increasingly adventurous fringe festival – run over the weekend of the town’s traditional Gold Hill Fair – has a new independent film strand this year, with a partnership with the Purbeck Film Festival. Three up-and-coming directors, all graduates of Bournemouth University, will attend a screening of their works, each lasting approximately 12 minutes, at…

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At the Pictures with Three Cane Whale

MULTI-instrumentalists Three Cane Whale bring their new project At The Pictures to West Country venues, starting at North Cadbury on Friday 29th June, with dates at Bristol, South Petherton, West Bay and Corsham. The trio’s music is often described by critics as cinematic, and At The Pictures features music played live to accompany 12 short…

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Human Flow at DenmanGould

DENMANGOULD – furniture designer Russell Denman and artist and maker Eleanor Goulding – are artists with a real commitment to ethical living and spreading the word about climate change and environmental threat, so it is only fitting that their contribution to Dorset Art Weeks is not only opening their studio at Haydon near Sherborne, but…

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Moviola in June

TWO larger than life characters – Winston Churchill and PT Barnum – dominate the June programme for Moviola, the rural cineplex which shows films in village halls and arts and community centres across the region. There are many screenings of Darkest Hour, starring Academy Award-winner Gary Oldman as the Prime Minister in the fraught weeks of…

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Maudie at Milborne St Andrew

MAUDIE, the poignant story of an arthritic young woman who marries an emotionally illiterate fishmonger in 1930s Nova Scotia, is being shown by Milborne Movies on Friday ​8​th June at 7.30pm in Milborne St Andrew Village Hall.. Sally Hawkins stars in the true-life tale of Maudie Dowley, the proverbial square peg in a round hole…

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A Plastic Ocean – Dorset screenings

AN important film with a powerful environmental message, A Plastic Ocean is being shown around Dorset in June and July, and the next screenings are at Gaunts House, Wimborne on 20th June and Blandford Corn Exchange on 6th July. When he discovers the world’s oceans brimming with plastic waste, a documentary filmmaker investigates the pollution’s…

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On Chesil Beach director at the Rex

THE director of the new Dorset-based film, On Chesil Beach, adapted from Ian McEwan’s novel, will be at the Rex Cinema at Wareham on Friday 1st June, to introduce a screening of his film. As part of a series of Director’s Chair events at the Rex, Dominic Cooke will also take part in a question…

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From Ann Widdecombe to Toyah at Devizes

THIS year’s Devizes Festival, from 31st May to 17th June has the most ambitious programme yet, covering classical, world, jazz and popular music, spoken word, comedy, history, talks, theatre and film at venues around the town. The programme begins with former MP turned novelist and television star Ann Widdecombe on Friday 31st May and the…

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Two weeks of art and discovery on the Purbecks

THE  multi-arts festival on the Purbecks,  running from Saturday 26th May to Sunday 10th June, began as an open studios event, but now has expanded into a celebration of the visual arts and crafts in one of the country’s most beautiful areas, but also an exciting programme of concerts, talks, poetry, film and workshops. The…

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