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Dream Horse – 20th October 2021

Film Night – Dream Horse

Film Night - Dream Horse

2020 Drama – 113mins, Cert PG

Director: Euros Lyn

Starring: Toni Collette, Damian Lewis, Owen Teale, Alan David, Lynda Baron, Karl Johnson, Steffan Rhodri



Released in June 2021, a heart-warming true story of the triumph of the underdog. Dream Alliance is an unlikely racehorse bred by Welsh bartender Jan Vokes who persuades her neighbours to help raise Dream in the hope he can compete with the racing elites.

When Sir Michael Balcon was put in charge of production at Ealing Studios, it was to make uncomplicated comedies to help the British people through the War. The hey-day of the Ealing comedy was however in the post-war years of austerity, when pulling together, and fair-shares for all, were the rallying calls. That was a long time ago, and it has taken all these years for Dream Horse to come along and emulate all that was best about the Ealing comedy.

Jan Vokes, (Toni Collette) a bar girl in the local Welsh pub, inspired by a half-heard conversation at the bar, decides to breed a racehorse. She sets up a syndicate among the locals with shares of £1000 each and they agree to name the horse Dream Alliance, reflecting the nature of the syndicate. She engages the well-known trainer, Philip Hobbs but Dream Alliance goes on to lose race after race, until, guided by jockey Tom O’Brien, it wins the Welsh Grand National at Chepstow. So, with determination and, in truth, a great deal of luck the small guy can beat the field, and the odds.

Euros Lyn’s first major movie, after a career making popular TV drama, Dream Horse guarantees ‘not a dry eye in the house’ as we cheer on the ‘no hoper’. Toni Collette is, as always, wonderful as Jan and Damian Lewis is, once again, reliable and believable as her foil. A cast of Welsh stalwarts support them heroically. An uncomplicated, feel-good, classic.

John Crome

Click here to read about Dream Horse on IMDb
Click here to download the flyer in pdf format

Doors open 7:00pm, Film 7:30pm £6 Supper 9:30pm £6, wine £12/bottle
Pay at the door – card or cash
Last bookings 12:00 Sunday 12th September
Phone: Lucy Matthews 01725 518695
Covid Policy for Film Nights
In order to do all we can to protect our audiences we ask all attendees to please take a lateral flow test on the day of the Film and not to attend should it prove positive.
Dates for Your Diary
Table Tennis – Wednesday 27th October 2021
Film Night – Wednesday 17th November 2021
Drinks Party – Friday 10th December 2021

Save the Date – Christmas 2021







Further details to follow nearer the time…

Table Tennis at Rockbourne Village Hall

Table TennisCome and have a friendly game of table tennis at Rockbourne Village Hall.

It will be a sociable evening with wine, lager, crisps and chocolate available to purchase.





Wednesdays, 29th September, 27th October and 24th November.

There will be no table tennis play in December, but if successful, we will restart in January, date to be confirmed.


7.30pm to 9.00pm


£2 per evening

Please bring your own bat, if you have one, and wear trainers.

There will be two tables available.

We hope to have a banking card reader available for payments as well as accepting cash – please bring both to the first evening.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Any questions, please email Lynn at or, if you have any experience in running such a club, it would be good to hear from you!

Summerland – 15th September 2021

Film Night – Summerland

2020 Drama – 99mins, Cert 12A

Director: Jessica Swale

Starring: Gemma Arterton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Dixie Egerickx, Lucas Bond, Penelope Wilton, Tom Courtney

Bookings: email or
phone Lucy Matthews 01725 518695

Released in July 2020, SUMMERLAND is a romantic drama set during World War II in which an Englishwoman opens her heart to an evacuee after initially resolving to be rid of him in this moving journey of womanhood, love and friendship.




Writer and Director Jessica Swales’ Olivier winning play “Nell Gwynne” propelled her to the top of the young promising writer-director lists. The cast was led by Gemma Arterton who reappears in Summerland proving that not only is she spectacularly beautiful, but she is also a very fine, subtle and intelligent actress.

Alice, played by Gemma Arterton, is a reclusive writer and historian living in a Sussex cottage, nestling in a fold of fields that overlook the white cliffs of Dover. So alone is she that the local kids think she must be a witch. It’s wartime and Alice is expected to ‘do her bit’, so she is landed with an evacuee Frank, young actor Lucas Bond, who has been bombed-out in London – ‘Take him away – I don’t want him’. Frank settles into school helped by the teacher, actor Tom Courtney giving us his usual, steady, reliable and very sympathetic portrayal, and strikes up a friendship with Edie played by the lovely Dixie Egerickx. I predict that both she and Bond will soon be stars, they give sensitive, funny and touching performances. But it is the relationship between Alice and Frank that cements the narrative. We find out the back story. Penelope Wilton, as the now older Alice, narrates. She was once in love with Vera, the very beautiful Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who was so memorable in Belle. Of course, the relationship, though perhaps unconventional, was not unheard of. As the story unfolds, we learn more about the very satisfying, almost Dickensian series of coincidences which lead us to a teary, highly emotional climax to this engaging and highly original movie.

An excellent start to a new set of engrossing, original films for the Rockbourne film nights.

John Crome

Click here to read about Summerland on IMDb

Click here to download the flyer in pdf format

Doors open 7:00pm, Film 7:30pm £6 Supper 9:30pm £6, wine £12/bottle
Pay at the door Last bookings 12:00 Sunday 12th September

Next RVH FILM NIGHT: WED 20th OCTOBER Film: To be decided


Fun Table Tennis starts WEDNESDAY 29th SEPTEMBER 2021. 7.30 – 9pm

All Welcome

Contact Lynn Daly:

Rockbourne Village Hall Drinks Party


6.30PM – 8.30PM

Entry by advance booking only!


With lockdown restrictions having finally been lifted, this will be a perfect opportunity to get reacquainted with old friends and even make new ones.

The village hall has been freshly decorated and has a new heating system (hopefully not required in August), the perfect venue for getting together to relax and enjoy good conversations, all washed down with a drink of course.

All Rockbourne residents and regular film night supporters are welcome (sorry, over 18’s only), so please come and join us!

All Rockbourne residents and regular filmcomers are welcome!

Numbers are strictly limited and on a first come first served basis, so please book early to secure your place (by Sunday 15th August at the latest) by contacting
Joy Wood on 01725 518475.

Rockbourne Village Hall Christmas Party 2018

Rockbourne Village Hall Christmas Party 2018

Friday 14th December 2018

Rockbourne Village Hall

Winter Punch in the Gallery from 7:30pm

Dinner 8:00pm

Home Made Chicken Liver Pâté

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Roast Gammon, Dauphinoise Potatoes, Petits Pois

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Vanilla Meringue Roulade with Red Berries and Coulis

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Cheddar Fingers, Clementines & Chocolates

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☺Half bottle of wine per person included

White wine: Viña Santico Chardonnay, Chile 2018
Red wine: Baccalo Appassimento Rosso, Veneto 2017
Pudding wine: Château Septy, Monbazillac 2014

☺ Tickets £22.50 + Extra wine at £12 / Bottle

Western Downlands residents and regular filmcomers welcome

First come first served – bookings after Sunday 9th December may not be accepted

Book your place with our booking form only please, download it here

Rockbourne Village Christmas Party 2016

Rockbourne Village Christmas Party 2016


Friday 16th December 2016

Rockbourne Village Hall


Village Hall Punch in the Gallery from 7:30pm

Dinner 8:00pm


Home Made Chicken Liver Paté with Melba Toast

White wine: Marcel Martin Chardonnay 2015

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Roast Gammon, Cumberland Sauce

Dauphinoise Potatoes, Peas and Carrots

Red wine: Pasquiers Grenache Noir 2014

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Sticky Toffee Pudding with Fudge Sauce and Cream

Pudding wine: Septy Monbazillac 2011

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Cheese & Chocs

☺Half bottle of wine per person included

PLUS .. a little bit of piano Singalong with Katie B

☺ Tickets £20 + Extra wine at £11

Western Downlands residents and regular filmcomers welcome

First come first served – bookings after Tuesday 13th December may not be accepted

Book your place with our booking form only please, download it here