Events

Dorset Artsreach Events

Portesham Village Hall

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Portesham Picture Palace

proudly presents

“A Star Is Born”(15)
Sunday 28thApril  2019

Doors open at 18.30 for lights down at 19.30
A Pathé Newsreel Year in Review to be shown at 19.10



Bradley Cooper directs and stars in this romantic musical drama alongside Lady Gaga. The film follows troubled country music star Jackson Maine (Cooper) as he meets and falls for aspiring singer-songwriter Ally (Lady Gaga), after seeing her perform at a roadside bar. Recognising her talent, Jackson invites Ally to perform with him and the pair forms an onstage partnership that sends her soaring towards pop superstardom. As she strives to achieve her dream, their offstage relationship begins to break down as Jackson struggles to maintain control over his inner demons.

A cash bar is available along with Refreshments and Ice Creams.
Supper will be Beef or Vegetable Lasagne @ £8.00  

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Saturday 11th May




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PORTESHAM FETE 2019
Saturday 29th June
2 – 5 pm
Portesham School Field

St. Swithuns Band of Bridport


A traditional village fete with St. Swithun’s Band, 
teas, donkey rides for children, numerous stalls and tests of skill.
A great afternoon’s entertainment for everyone.
This is a fundraising event for St. Peter’s Church, 
St. Peter’s Flush Fund and Portesham School.
St. Peter’s Flush Fund exists to provide a flexible space,
a new kitchen/servery and a toilet at the church.


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PORTESHAM MOTOR SHOW

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 keith.brignell@sky.com for any further information.



MOTOR SHOW 2019 is Sunday 7th July 2019


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Portesham Village Carols

December 2019


will begin by the Christmas tree 
in the garden of the Kings Arms at 6.00pm



Come and join us as we carol our way around the village to music from the old concertina.

All ages  and voices welcome! 

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

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

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