Finding Your Feet (12)

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BROADWINDSOR COMMUNITY FILM CLUB PRESENTS

FINDING YOUR FEET (12)

COMRADES HALL

FRIDAY 10 AUGUST 2018

7.30 PM

 DIRECTED BY RICHARD LONCRAINE

 STARRING

 IMELDA STAUNTON, TIMOTHY SPALL,  JOANNA LUMLEY and CELIA IMRIE

 WHEN “LADY” SANDRA ABBOTT DISCOVERS THAT HER HUSBAND OF 40 YEARS IS HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH HER BEST FRIEND, SHE SEEKS REFUGE IN LONDON WITH HER ESTRANGED, OLDER SISTER BIF. THE TWO COULD NOT BE MORE DIFFERENT. SANDRA IS A FISH OUT OF WATER NEXT TO HER OUTSPOKEN, SERIAL DATING, FREE SPIRITED SIBLING. BUT DIFFERENT IS JUST WHAT SANDRA NEEDS AT THE MOMENT AND SHE RELUCTANTLY LETS BIF DRAG HER ALONG TO A COMMUNITY DANCE CLASS WHERE SHE STARTS FINDING HER FEET.

FILM CLUB MEMBERS AND GUESTS ONLY

APPLY ON THE NIGHT OR FOR FURTHER DETAILS CONTACT:

 IAN BUTCHER 01308 867644

BRENDA SMITH 01308 868392

JOYCE CHUMBLEY 01308 868286

 WINE, BEER, FRUIT JUICE AND SOFT DRINKS AVAILABLE

 

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Village phone box gets a blue plaque after epic journey

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[This article was first published on bridportlife.co.uk]

A spoof blue plaque has gone up in a West Dorset telephone box to commemorate one athlete’s most uncomfortable night on the 625-mile Monarch’s Way.

The long distance path approximates the escape route taken by the future King Charles II during six weeks in 1651 after he was defeated in the Battle of Worcester by the Roundheads.

It runs from Worcester via Bristol and Yeovil to Shoreham-by-Sea, with an important Dorset loop taking in Bridport and Broadwindsor.

 

Ultra runner Lee-Stuart Evans is the first person since the future king to traverse the route in one go, recording the fastest known time, completing the route in 16 days, 11 hours and 48 minutes. His route took him further than 625 miles, which, once confirmed, would put the Monarch’s Way ahead of the South West Coastal Path to become England’s longest trail.

When the future king undertook his incredible journey, he spent a sleepless night in an inn at Broadwindsor, with hostile troops billeted below and a camp follower giving birth downstairs.

Evans spent a cold night in the village phone box when he mapped the route, based on the definitive books by Trevor Antill. He recorded the fastest known time, completing the route in 16 days, 11 hours and 48 minutes.

He says in his blog: “In just over 16 days I had averaged around 40 miles per day, only two to three hours sleep per day, carrying all the gear I needed on the way, and endured torrential rain, floods of up to 4ft in the Midlands, an armed police intervention, sleeping in a telephone box and a narrowly avoided pub fight in Hampshire.

“It was the greatest adventure I’ve ever undertaken.”

Recalling his epic trail, he said:  “Between Charmouth and Bridport the Monarch’s Way joins up with the South West Coastal Path. This particular day I took on over 450ft of ascent and driving rain with a runner called Lorna (who had done the South Downs Way 50 days before).

“The path takes in Golden Cap which is the highest point in the South West and despite the conditions my pace was better than my pace on the Monarch’s Way which goes some way to showing how tough the trails in Dorset can be cross country.  I’m sure the views from here are spectacular…but I saw very little from the foggy windy summits of each cliff face.

“By now I had tried a variety of sleeping places, from church entrances and graveyards, a disabled toilet, under trees, bus shelters and a shed near a school.

“By far the worst was the evening at Broadwindsor when I got stuck in poor visibility on Pilsdon Hill at night and got saturated in torrential rain.  By the time I got to Broadwindsor there were no dry options other than the telephone box in the middle of the village.

“It was dry but afforded no real chance to sleep properly until I gave up caring and poked my feet and legs out through the door in the rain.”

After Broadwindsor, he arrived, cold and wet and very tired, at Winyards Gap to find the local Monarch’s Way warden waiting for him with hot soup and tea and ready to march him 12 miles to Yeovil where he could dry out properly in a Wetherspoons by laying all his gear out on radiators.

He said: “I would probably say arriving in Winyards Gap wearing everything I had and still being cold and soaked was my absolute low point of the whole trail.

But once free of the Dorset loop he says he knew the fastest known time was in the bag.

“As I walked through Brighton looking at the homeless people sleeping rough I had a new found respect and sorrow for their plight. I understood more than ever what it takes to keep clean and look half decent when you are homeless. I suspect the next time I do any fundraising in the future it will be for the homeless as a result of this.”

The fastest known time trek raised £2,500 towards the trail itself and improve the route and signage so that others can enjoy it more.

Said Evans: “We increased awareness of this trail in the media and, most importantly of all, we created the first definitive electronic GPS route that’s is easily downloadable on any device so that anyone can now follow this route with an electronic device without the need for the guidebook and signs on the ground.”

You can donate to the upkeep of The Monarch’s Way by following this link – https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/monarchs

To find out more about Lee-Stuart Evans’s epic adventure, visit: http://airlandandsea.blogspot.com/2018/07/monarchs-way-dorset-weekend-greatest.html

New community bus service on a Saturday

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Great News – the new Community Bus Saturday Service between Crewkerne and Bridport, which will pick up/drop off in Broadwindsor, will launch on 23 June. An updated timetable has been issued. Volunteer drivers are still needed.

Dunkirk (12A)

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BROADWINDSOR COMMUNITY FILM CLUB PRESENTS

DUNKIRK (12A)

 Comrades Hall, Broadwindsor

FRIDAY 13 JULY 2018

 7.30 PM

 DIRECTED BY CHRISTOPHER  NOLAN

 STARRING  HARRY STYLES, TOM HARDY,  CILLIAN MURPHY, MARK RYLANCE and KENNETH BRANAGH

 

In May 1940 Germany advanced into France trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. This the story of how 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were evacuated.

 FILM CLUB MEMBERS FREE AND GUESTS £4

 FOR FURTHER DETAILS CONTACT  IAN BUTCHER 01308 867644, BRENDA SMITH 01308 868392, JOYCE CHUMBLEY 01308 868286

 WINE, BEER, FRUIT JUICE, SNACKS AND SOFT DRINKS AVAILABLE

The Greatest Showman (PG)

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BROADWINDSOR COMMUNITY FILM CLUB PRESENTS

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (PG)

DIRECTED BY MICHAEL GRACEY AND  STARRING  HUGH JACKMAN, ZAC EFRON and  MICHELLE WILLIAMS

Inspired by the imagination of P T Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a world wide sensation.

COMRADES HALL

FRIDAY 8 JUNE 2018

7.30 PM

FREE FOR FILM CLUB MEMBERS AND £4 FOR NON-MEMBERS. FOR FURTHER DETAILS CONTACT IAN BUTCHER 01308 867644, BRENDA SMITH 01308 868392 OR JOYCE CHUMBLEY 01308 868286

WINE, BEER, FRUIT JUICE AND SOFT DRINKS AVAILABLE

FREE drumming workshops

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Out of Africa: Organic Rhythm will be bringing djembe drums from West Africa for FREE family friendly interactive drumming sessions at Broadwindsor Fun Day (the theme of which is Broadwindsor Goes To The Movies) on Saturday 2 June at 2.45pm and again at 3.45pm.

Free, easy, accessible and suitable for all ages and abilities.

Do come and have a go, it’s fun and you might just love it!

Mamma Mia Singalong

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The Mamma Mia Singalong on Friday 1 June kicks off Broadwindsor Goes to the Movies, the theme for Broadwindsor  Fun Weekend.

The film starts at Comrades Hall at 7.30pm.

Fancy dress is optional – dress up in 70s gear or come as a Greek, it’s up to you. You don’t have to dress up at all if you don’t want to, just say thank you for the music…

Event is free to Film Club members and £4 for non-members.

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To book, call 01308 867638,  01308 868392 or 01308 868286