Dorset Artsreach Events at the Village Hall


Portesham Picture Palace
proudly presents

“The Mercy”(12)
Sunday 24thMarch  2019
Doors open at 18.30 for lights down at 19.30
A Pathé Newsreel Year in Review to be shown at 19.10

Filmed on location in Teignmouth
Colin Firth stars in this British biographical drama directed by James Marsh. The film follows amateur yachtsman Donald Crowhurst’s (Firth) disastrous attempt to complete the 1968 Golden Globe round-the-world boat race. Burdened by financial troubles, Crowhurst enters the race in the hope of winning a cash prize which he intends to use as a lifeline for his failing business. However, after his boat runs into difficulties early in his voyage, Crowhurst is forced to make some tough decisions as he attempts to keep his fading hopes of victory alive. The cast also includes Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis and Ken Stott.
A cash bar is available along with Refreshments and Ice Creams.
Supper will be Beef or Vegetable Stew & Dumplings @ £8.00served from 18.30
Tickets £2.00
cash payment only, on entry, on the day please
to pre-book either email
or call 01305 871925

Please give us at least 48 hours notice if you wish to cancel your meal otherwise the cost of food will still apply, unless in exceptional circumstances.


St. Peter’s Portesham
Sat 30th March 2019
10am TO 12 NOON
Special for Mothering Sunday Weekend
Beautiful Planted Baskets
Cushions and other Handicrafts
For Lovely Presents
Come and Meet Your Friends and Enjoy Coffee, Cake and of course Bacon Butties!



Sunday 7th July 2019

• It was in the pub, sat at the bar, on a quiet winter’s eve, a couple of years ago, that an idea suddenly sprung to mind.
•  You may be surprised to learn that there are a fair few petrol-heads in our village, and they love to show their pride and joys and enjoy seeing others display theirs.
•  The Kings Arms Public House has a delightful garden that is always open and when Jo & Lee confirmed they would be happy for it to become our show-ground the MOTOR SHOW was born, the inaugural one being MOTOR SHOW 2017.

A group name was then needed, for those of us interested in motors, some of whom actually own one or two but that is definitely no prerequisite  -  it should be in keeping with a small and nostalgic village group, reminding people of a bygone age  -  the PORTESHAM AUTOMOBILE SOCIETY seemed as good a name as any other.

However, the MOTOR SHOW is thus called so we may exhibit an eclectic mix and not just vehicles of a certain age, as is generally found in many a Classic Car Show.
We now have two events under our belt, MOTOR SHOW 2017 and MOTOR SHOW 2018.

Going forward, we hope to raise some money which will initially help towards the running costs of the show and should we have any excess, this will be donated to local causes of our choice.

Anyone in the Chesil Bank Parish area (I realise it’s called the Portesham Automobile Society but that is simply because it’s where our main event will always be held) with an interest in motors, whether they be 2, 3, 4 or more wheeled (or none, it just needs a motor!) is very welcome to join us, our current members’ age range is 13 to 83!

Email for any further information.

MOTOR SHOW 2019 is Sunday 7th July 2019


Village Carols

December, 2019 
Portesham Village Carol Singing - will begin by the Christmas tree in the garden of the Kings Arms at 6.00pm

All ages are welcome and voice quality is not an issue!  
Come and join us as we carol our way around the village to music from the old concertina. 

Please bring a safe lantern or torch to read the song sheets provided.

Supper is available, after, at 4 Front Street.
(bring bottle of wine and donation !). 

All proceeds to Weldmar Hospicecare Trust.  
For more info contact Sue Clerk - 871486.