What's on in and around West Dorset
Information supplied courtesy of West Dorset District Council & West Dorset Tourist Centres
to 01/10 'Artists of the Jurassic Coast 2007' Exhibition Eype Centre for the Arts, Eype, Bridport. An exhibition of many of the very best local artists, whose work is linked to and influenced by the sea and the Dorset coast. 01308 898420
to 13/10 Alpha House Gallery Exhibition Alpha House Gallery, South Street, Sherborne, Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm. Exhibition of paintings and drawings by four members of the RWS and New English Art Club plus works in ceramic by Halima Cassell and Jane Perryman.
to 21/10 Sherborne House Exhibition - The Long Look Sherborne House, Newland, Sherborne, Tues - Sat 10.30am - 4.30pm . Contemporary Record Picture photography by Michael Collins. 01935 816426. www.sherbornehouse.org.uk
to 28/10 Abbotsbury Swannery - Photographs Abbotsbury Swannery, Abbotsbury. A unique exhibition of black and white photographs taken at the Swannery by Dorset photographer Sue Macpherson. www.suemacpherson.co.uk
to 31/10 Eeles Family Potters Exhibition Forde Abbey, Nr. Chard, 10.30am – 4.30pm. "Fired in the Wood Flame" – woodfired stoneware, porcelain and raku by David, Patricia, Benjamin and Simon Eeles (300 exhibits). 01308 868257 www.eelespottery.co.uk
Lyme Regis Fossil walks with Dr Colin Dawes every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 1pm. No need to book – meet at the Old Forge Fossil Shop, Broad Street. Lasts approx. 2.5 hours. Adults £7, Children £3
Fossil walks at Lyme Bay with Brandon Lennon take place every Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Times vary according to tide and start from The Anchor, Cobb Gate. Private bookings available on other days. Tel. 07944 664757 for further details and to book. www.lymeregisfossilsforsale.co.uk/fossilwalks.htm
Fossil walks from Lyme Regis Museum Walks last approx. 2 hours – Adults £8, Children £5, including entrance to museum. Tel. 01297 443370 to book (essential) and for further details.
Fossil walks from Lyme Regis Fossil Shop Booking essential on 01297 442088
Charmouth Fossil hunting walks from the Heritage Coast Centre, Charmouth Walks last approx. 2 hours and include a 20 minute talk on fossils. £7 adults, £3 children. Walks during October take place on Tuesday 23rd at 10.30am, Wednesday 24th at 10.30am, Thursday 25th at 11am, Friday 26th at 12 noon, Saturday 27th at 12.30pm and Sunday 28th October at 12.30pm. Also Fossil Fantastic Weekend on 13th/14th October, 10am – 4.30pm (booking essential) and Fossil Roadshow on 28th October 10.30am – 4.30pm. Tel. 01297 560772 or see www.charmouth.org.
BRIDPORT Weekly Market in the Town Centre every Wednesday and Saturday, Farmers’ Market 2nd Saturday in each month – Arts Centre 9.30am-2pm, West Dorset Country Market in the WI Hall, North Street every Saturday 9am-12 noon.
DORCHESTER Weekly Market in Fairfield Car Park, Weymouth Avenue, 8am – 3pm every Wednesday
Farmers’ Market 1st Saturday in each month – Poundbury, 9am-1pm
SHERBORNE Pannier Market on the Parade every Thursday and Saturday; Country Market in Church Hall, Digby Road, Thursday mornings, 9.15am-11.15am; Farmers’ Market 3rd Friday in each month – Cheap Street, 9am-1pm.
OWERMOIGNE Monthly market in the village hall 2nd Saturday of the month, 10.30am - 12 noon. Homemade produce, bric a brac, plants, crafts, books. 01305 851633
EVENTS DURING OCTOBER
02 - 06 Marine Theatre: 'The Music Man' Church Street, Lyme Regis. The Community Players present " The Music Man" nightly at 7:30pm plus Saturday matinee 2:30pm. 01297 442138. www.marinetheatre.com
02 Literary Lecture: Sylvia Townsend Warner Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, 6.30pm. Lecture by Peter Tolhurst. 01305 262735. www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
02 Sherborne Historical Society Lecture – Thomas Hardy Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, 8pm. Lecture by Claire Tomalin. Visitors welcome on payment of a fee, normally £2. 01963 364075.
02 C-Scape Dance Company present Guilty Fingers at Broadwindsor Broadwindsor Village Hall, Bridport, 7.30pm. Guilty Fingers reflects the cameraderie, dedication and yet vital role women play in wars. 01308 868582. www.artsreach.co.uk
03 Safety In The Home Events Fire Station, Bere Regis, 11am – 3pm. Part of a series of Safety in the Home / Falls Prevention Events organised by POPP (Dorset Partnership for Older People Project) and Dorset Fire & Rescue Service and held in various locations in Dorset. Come along and browse the "market place", where you can pick up helpful information on health, local activities, safety and lots more. Don't forget to bring along your old slippers and get a new pair for free! 01305 224885.
03 Yetties Music Club West End Hall, Sherborne, 8pm. Monthly music night with the Yetties 01935 814611.
03 Kneehigh Theatre presents 'Blast!' Frampton Village Hall, Frampton Nr. Dorchester. 7.30pm. A Cornish Exposé performed by 3 complete idiots! Featuring the dance of the beach inflatables, live sea shanties, a small goat, the cruel massacre of several saffron buns and many interesting facts about Cornish hedges - look out for an explosive night out with Kneehigh Theatre. 01300 320607. www.artsreach.co.uk
04 Twine, Tides, Trains and Tourists - Illustrated Talk with Elizabeth Buckler Gale The Salt House, Fisherman's Green, West Bay Bridport, 7.30pm. Cost £3 to include light refreshments. No prior booking required. 01308 488327 / 07748352911.
04 Stand Up Comedy Powell Theatre, Abbey Road, Sherborne, 8.30pm (doors &bar open 7.30pm). A new regular event at Sherborne School's Powell Theatre. A new line up every show with well known names alongside the cream of up and coming talent – tonight’s line up features Craig Campbell, Wes Packer and Aaron Rice with compere Ray Crawford. Tickets £8 (£6 concessions) on the door. 01305 810579. www.powelltheatre.co.uk
04 Ramblers Walk from Beaminster Meet at Yarn Barton Car Park, Beaminster, 10am. A 6 mile circular walk heading for Buckham Down and Meerhay. Please confirm details with Martin & Jean tel. 01460 76366.
04 Ramblers Walk from Chedington Meet at Winyards Gap Inn, Chedington, nr. Beaminster, 10.15am. A 4 mile circular walk (includes some hills which will be taken slowly). Please confirm details with Valerie tel. 01935 862721.
04 Ralph McTell Bridport Arts Centre, 8pm. 01308 424204 www.bridport-arts.com
05 Veteran Trees in the Dorset Landscape Friends Meeting House, South Street, Bridport, 7.30pm. An illustrated talk by Bryan Edwards. Admission by donation - £1.50 members, £3 non-members to include refreshments. All are welcome!
05 Sherborne School Friday Lunchtime Concert - Percussion OMS Recital Room, Sherborne School, 1.30pm. Free lunchtime concert performed by Sherborne school music department. 01935 812245. www.sherborne.org
05 Kneehigh Theatre presents 'Blast!' Puddletown Middle School, Puddletown Nr. Dorchester, 7.30pm. A Cornish Exposé performed by 3 complete idiots and featuring the dance of the beach inflatables, live sea shanties, a small goat, the cruel massacre of several saffron buns and many interesting facts about Cornish hedges! 01305 261984. www.artsreach.co.uk
05 Autumn Kitchen at Lesley Waters' Cookery School Lesley Waters Cookery School, The Old Manor, Fore Street Evershot. Cookery demonstration - Lesley Waters prepares her favourite autumn menu. 01935 83700. www.lesleywaters.com
05 - 08 Country House 'Writing for Children' Weekend Meerhay Manor, Beaminster. Weekend workshop with award winning tutors Lyne Reid-Banks (The L Shaped Room, The Indian in the Cupboard etc) and Laura Matthews (Fish, The Outcasts). Come and stay in a thatched Dorset manor, eat amazing food and meet other writers. 8 places only. £250 inc. all accommodation, food and wine. 01308 862305. www.meerhay.co.uk
06 BAC On The Fiddle at Bridport Arts Centre Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport, 7.30pm. Jackie Oates, Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll, and The BJ Band. Also a fiddle workshop from 1pm to 4pm. Cost: £10/£9 for the gig, £15/£10 for the workshop, or £20/£18 for the workshop and gig. 01308 424204.
06 Sherborne Lions Charity Auction Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, 10.30am. Viewing 5pm – 8pm Friday and 9am – 10.30am Saturday.
06 Luis d'Agostino & Pete Oxley Nether Compton Village Hall, Nether Compton Sherborne, 7.30pm. Expert Anglo-Argentinian guitar duo at Nether Compton Village Hall. Repertoire includes music of Argentina, arrangements of compositions by Chick Corea & Joni Mitchell, jazz standards. 01935 413220. www.artsreach.co.uk
06 Autumn Plant Sale & Bring & Buy - Lyme Regis Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme Lyme Regis, 10am. Uplyme & Lyme Regis Horticultural Society's Bring & Buy and Autumn Plant Sale - perennials, primulas, Shrubs etc. Teas & Coffee.
06 Human Rights, Human Wrongs Sixth Form Centre, Thomas Hardye School, Queens Avenue Dorchester, 10am – 4pm. Human Rights Abuse, Civil Liberties & International Law. Listen, Debate and Decide - How do we put right the wrongs? Prinicpal Speaker - Craig Murray with Pofessor Nick Grief and Doug Jewell. 01300 345109 / 01305 268017.
06 Zummer'z End Barn Bance Broadmayne Village Hall, Broadmayne, 7.30pm. Music by 'Teasing the Cat'. Profits to Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. Tickets (which include a ploughman’s supper from local produce) available from Broadmayne Post Office. 01305 852523 / 852773 / 852525 / 853529 / 853349.
06 Archaeology walk - Burton Bradstock Meet at National Trust Car Park, Burton Bradstock, 12pm "War time memories". Look for war time defences and traces of the preparations for D Day with Gordon Le Pard of DCC. 1 ½ hours, steep in places. 01305 224921. www.dorsetaonb.org.uk
06 Dance - Uplyme Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, Lyme Regis, 8pm. Dance - Ballroom, Latin and some Sequence. Entry £3.50 - includes tea and biscuits; in aid of hall funds.
06 Afternoon Bingo Magistrates Room, Ground Floor, Corn Exchange, High East Street Dorchester, 2.45pm. Organised by Dorchester and District Scout Council in aid of local Scout Funds. Flyer. Snowball. Raffle. Tea and Coffee.
07 Day Of Yoga and Dance at Wootton Fitzpaine Wootton Fitzpaine Village Hall, near Charmouth. Focusing on the body, breath and beyond the mind, we will spend a morning of Yoga and meditation. In the afternoon, dance of universal peace/circle dance.Open to all including beginners. Cost £25. Please bring lunch to share. 01297 560924.
07 Castleton Waterwheel Museum Open Day Oborne Road, Sherborne, 11am – 5pm. Come along and see Dorset's largest waterwheel built by Stothert & Pitt in 1869 plus lots of other items to see concerned with the water supply industry. Parking on site. Lots of room for picnics. 01963 250206 www.castletonwaterwheelmuseum.org.uk
07 Oxjam Dorchester Gig The Firestation Nightclub, Trinity Street, Dorchester, 5.30pm. Part of the nationwide music festival Oxjam. Tickets available from Oxfam Shop, South Street, Dorchester.
07 Weysia 3 Music Night Takes place at the Weymouth Pavilion from 7 til 12pm. Billing at time of writing is - Steamer Ducks with guest appearance by Ben Waters, Gothic Chicken, Vending Machine Repair Men, The Mutter Slater Band, Tom Caulfield, Delayed, C Sharp Blues, Infernus, Brahms and Liszt, Ian Sedwell and Jo Butcher. Maybe other surprise guests, a great night you won’t forget, so don‘t miss it. Tickets are 10 pounds available from pavilion box office on 01305 783225 or on the door. Proceeds in aid of the Wey Valley School Passage to India fund. A group of 12 students and 6 adults are travelling to Calcutta to work with the street children there and at other other schools. Check out their website at: www.weyvalleyinindia.co.uk.
08 Animal Magic - Richard Austin Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, 7.30pm. The Friends of Lyme Regis Museum present Animal Magic,an illustrated talk by Richard Austin - acclaimed photographer and TV personality.
08 - 10 Safety In The Home Events Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis on 8th, Bridport Youth Centre on 9th and Holy Trinity Parish Centre, Dorchester on 10th, all 11am – 3pm. Safety in the Home / Falls Prevention Events organised by POPP (Dorset Partnership for Older People Project) and Dorset Fire & Rescue Service and held in various locations in Dorset. Come along and browse the "market place", where you can pick up helpful information on health, local activities, safety and lots more. Don't forget to bring along your old slippers and get a new pair for free! 01305 224885.
09 Literary Lecture: John Cowper Powys Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, 6.30pm. Lecture by Morine Krissdottir, Neil Curry and Roger Peers. 01305 262735. www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
09 The Low Carbon Lifestyle Tour Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, 7.30pm. An illustrated talk by Mukti Mitchell on his 6 month journey around the coast of Britain. Mukti will demonstrate how low carbon lifestyles are easy and fun, good for the planet and improve your quality of life. Free entry. www.marinetheatre.com
10 A Talk By Paul Atterbury St George's Hall, Fordington, Dorchester, 7/30pm. Talk entitled " Andy Pandy to Michael Aspel". Tickets £6 to include refreshments. Home made preserve stall & raffle. Free parking. Tickets available from Dorchester Tourist Information Centre - 01305 267992.
10 Sherborne Flicks – Becoming Jane Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, 7.30pm. Tickets £5 - available from Sherborne TIC. 01935 815341 www.sherbornehouse.org.uk/artslink
10 Wessex Research Group, Weymouth and Dorchester Branch - UFO's and Crop Circles The Trinity Centre, Trinity House, Trinity Street, Dorchester, 8pm. Talk by David Kingston who has investigated and witnessed the UFO phenomena as part of his position in The Royal Air Force; he has extensively researched into the occurence of Crop Circles and is an expert guide. 01305 767242.
10 Geology Lecture: The Age of Oil Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, 6.30pm. Lecture by Dr Daniel Clark-Lowes. 01305 262735. www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
10 Casterbridge Male Voice Choir - Music Just For You St Martin's Community Hall, Broadmayne, Dorchester, 7.30pm. Tickets available from 01305 853074, 01305 853765 or the Corner House Stores in Broadmayne. In aid of St Martin's Community Hall.
10 Black History - From Slavery to Reconciliation Dorchester Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester, 7.30pm. A lecture by Bill Drayton who undertook a remarkable journey from Christchurch in Dorset to explore his family's roots in South Carolina. This is his account of his trip as he tried to come to terms with his family's complax past. 01305 252204.
10 Basler Autumn Fashion Event Basler, 72 Cheap Street, Sherborne, 10.45am and 2.15pm. Tickets £12 to include light refreshments and lucky draw, available from Basler, 62 Cheap Street, Sherborne. All proceeds to Friends of Yeatman Hospital.
11 Mortimer’s Miscellany Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, 7.30pm. An evening with John Mortimer. Tickets £13.50 in advance (£15.00 on the door)
11 TV Times - My 20 Years in Telly Charmouth Primary School, Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth Bridport, 7.30pm. Talk by Eric Harwood (Executive Producer and award winning film maker). Tickets available from Ida's Shop, Charmouth.
11 Ramblers Walk from Askerswell Meet at the Spyway Inn, Askerswell, Bridport, 10.15am. A 5 mile circular walk heading for Eggardon Hill. Please confirm details with Keith tel. 01300 320362.
11 Jewellery Auction Dukes Fine Art Salesroom, Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester. 01305 215315.
11 - 12 Kitchen & Garden Pole Lathe Turning Mangerton House, Mangerton, Bridport. Spending time working in the woodland workshop is very relaxing, satisfying and fun for all levels of experience. Learn the ancient craft of green (unseasoned) wood working under the tuition of Guy Mallinson and various specialist co-presenters. 01308 485111. www.mallinson.co.uk
11 - 12 Musical performance by The Beacons Thornford Village Hall on 11th at 8pm & Broadoak Village Hall on 12th at 7.30pm. The Beacons, featuring Oli-Wilson Dickson on violin and Eddy Jay on accordion, guitar and voice, take their audience on a wild and exciting musical journey. Contact organisers for ticket info: Thornford 01935 873762, Broadoak 01308 424922. www.artsreach.co.uk
11 - 13 Moishe's Bagel - Klezmer music Shillingstone Village Hall on 11that 7.30pm Halstock Village Hall on 12th at 7.30pm and Portesham Village Hall on 13th at 8pm. Moishe's Bagel produce rip-roaring, foot-stomping, jazz-inflected klezmer and Balkan music. Contact organisers for ticket info : Shillingstone 01258 860319, Halstock 01935 83347, Portesham 01305 871780. www.artsreach.co.uk
11 - 14 Ministry of Entertainment presents 'Mrs Gerrish's Guest House' In village halls at Chetnole on 11th, Thorncombe on 12th, Sydling St. Nicholas on 13th and Sixpenny Handley on 14th, all at 7.30pm. It is 1958 & the end of the summer season in Weston-super-Mare. Landlady Mrs Gerrish faces the winter in the company of her regular residential guests around whom this evocative & amusing play is based. 01305 269512. www.artsreach.co.uk
12 King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys Marine Theate, Lyme Regis. 01297 442138 www.marinetheatre.com
12 Sherborne School Friday Lunchtime Concert – Singers’ Recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne, 1.30pm. Free lunchtime concert performed by Sherborne school music department. 01935 812245. www.sherborne.org
12 Saxon Sleepover at Dorset County Museum Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester. Experience an evening of Saxon-themed activities then spend the night at Dorset County Museum. This event is ideal for children aged 8-14; just bring a sleeping bag, roll mat and midnight feast. Spaces limited. 01305 262735. www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
12 Hookestock, The Fat Marrows and The Flaming Hogs live at Hooke Court School Hooke, Beaminster, 7.30pm. Tickets £8 including entertainment, food and excellent company! All proceeds to the Esther Benjamin Trust, a charity raising funds for deprived, disabled and stigmatised Nepalese children. 01308 862260.
13 Dorset Rural Music School DiamondJubilee Concert St Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester, 7.30pm. Local choirs including Briantspuddle Singers, Dorchester Area Schools Partnership Choir and Dorchester Choral Society. Music by St Nicholas: Britten, Concerto Grosso: Vaughan Williams, Two Psalms: Gustav Holst. Tickets £10 available from DRMS, The Close, Blandford, 01258 452511 or Harmony Music, The Forum Centre, Dorchester. 01258 452511.
13 Pack of Lies Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis, 8pm. This dramatic and touching play is presented by Ubiqitous Touring Theatre Company , who are visiting the Marine Theatre for the first time before taking their play on a European tour. 01297 442138. www.marinetheatre.com
13 Somerset and Dorset Family History Society Salway Ash Village Hall, Bridport, 10am – 4.30pm. Morning: Mystery motor tour through local villages - Brin Stidwell. Afternoon: Findings in Family History - Elizabeth Gale. 01460 30362.
13 Sherborne Jazz Club: Pete Oxley's 'Curious Paradise' White Hart Inn, Bishops Caundle, Sherborne, 8pm. Featuring Pete Oxley on Guitars, Julian Nicholas on saxes and Bass Clarinet, Phil Peskett on Piano and Keyboards, Oli Hayhurst on Bass and Russ Morgan on Drums and Percussion. 01963 23301.
13 Sherborne Book Fair Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, 10am – 4pm Quarterly book fair. 01935 850210. www.pbfa.org
13 Sherborne Antiques & Collectors Fair Digby Hall, 9am – 4pm. Monthly antiques fair. 01460 75069.
13 Have You Had It Long Madam? - Tales of the Antiques Roadshow at Eype Eype Centre for the Arts, Eype, Bridport, 7.30pm The Antiques Roadshow hardly needs any introduction and in this unique and entertaining show Hilary Kay and Paul Atterbury share their experiences and favourite stories from behind the scenes. Tickets from Bridport Tourist Information Centre, price £10.00 (Friends £9.00). 01308 898420. www.westdorset.com
13 Art Day at Highway Farm West Road, Bridport, 10am – 4pm. Painting and Sketching Day with Ann Gray. Cost £35pp, lunch included. A relaxing and enjoyable day out for artists of all abilities, each artist will be encouraged to work at his or her own pace and in their own style. 01308 424321. www.highwayfarm.co.uk
13 The Big Draw at Sherborne House Newland, Sherborne, 11am – 4pm. Part of "The Big Draw" - a national series of events for all ages and abilities. 01935 815899. www.sherbornehouse.org.uk/artslink
13 Harvest Home The Nags Head, Lyme Regis, 7pm. In aid of Woodroffe School.
14 Ramblers Walk from Beaminster Meet at Yarn Barton Car Park, Beaminster, 10.30am. A 16 mile walk heading for Corscombe, West Chelborough and Toller Whelme. Please confirm details with Brian tel 01460 72892.
14 Kamikaze Adventure Run Mapperton Farm, Nr. Bridport. Mapperton Farm offers the budding Kamikaze runner two steep valleys lying between three great spurs of land. The course winds up, down and around these feature extensively. Votwo have been careful to ensure that every bog, fallen tree, river, deep muddy lake, steep climb, and even steeper descent have been included in the route. A couple more little surprises have been thrown in for extra interest;a climb so steep and muddy the only way up is to pull on the ropes provided and a descent so treacherous the only way down is to follow the headline grabbing Kamikaze slide. In true Kamikaze fashion race numbers will be worn on issued head bands( to be collected from race registration). 07855 272414. www.votwo.co.uk
14 Bridport Lion Club Annual Swimathon Bridport Leisure Centre, Brewery Fields, Bridport, 9.30am – 4pm. Please contact Peter Garlick tel. 01308 424536 or Malcolm Young tel. 01308 456357 (evenings).
16 Literary Lecture: Writing Biographies Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, 6.30pm. Lecture by Alan Chedzoy. 01305 262735. www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
16 Dorset Industrial Archaeology Society Talk Dorset Room, Colliton Club (opposite County Hall), Dorchester, 7.30pm. Annual General Meeting followed by "Mining of Dartmoor" - a talk by Dr Mick Atkinson. Non-members welcome at £2 per person.
16 Sherborne Historical Society Lecture Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. "Gondola Days – The Life of British and American Artsts in 19th Century Venice" – a talk by Julian Halsby. 01963 364075.
17 Charity Preview Night - Enchanted Floodlit Gardens at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, 6pm – 8.30pm. Celebrity guest Martin Clunes switches on the lights at the Enchanted Floodlit Gardens in aid of The Weldmar Hospicecare Trust. Entertainment is provided by a live jazz band, whilst a complimentary tea or coffee can be enjoyed by all visitors. 01305 871130. www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk
17 Marine Theatre - Quiz night Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis, 7.30pm. The Theatre Friends’ monthly quiz night to raise funds for the theatre. Prizes, refreshments, licensed bar. 01297 442394. www.marinetheatre.com
17 Thorncombe Rail Activities Club Meeting Thorncombe Village Hall, Thorncombe nr Chard, 7.30pm. "Forty Years of Linesiding" by John New. 01460 30474. www.traclub.plus.com
17 The Pavao Quintet Melbury Osmond Village Hall, Nr. Dorchester, 7.30pm. Mozart's clarinet quintet will provide the core to this varied performance of classical music. 01935 83410. www.artsreach.co.uk
17 Music Society Concert: Piers Lane Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, 7.30pm. An evening of Chopin at Dorset County Museum. 01305 262735. www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
17 Sherborne House Seminar - The William Charles Macready Decade Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, 9.30am – 4.30pm. A one day seminar organised by the Friends of Sherborne House - "The William Charles Macready Decade – Sherborne 1850-1860" Cost, including lunch with wine and refreshments is £20 – tickets available from Booklore, Sherborne (01935 814191) or Friends of Sherborne House (01935 816764. www.sherbornehouse.org.uk
17-3/11 Screen Bites A celebration of food and film at fourteen venues across Dorset – food themed feature films and documentaries with food and wine tastings from local farm shops and producers. See individual listings for venues and films. 01963 32525 www.screen-bites.co.uk
17 Screen Bites – The Real Dirt on Farmer John Electric Palace, Bridport, 6.45pm. The Real Dirt on Farmer John and L’Age de Raison. 01963 52525 www.screen-bites.co.uk
18 The Dorset Collection At Lesley Waters' Cookery School Lesley Waters Cookery School, The Old Manor, Fore Street Evershot, Dorchester. Cookery demonstration - Lesley's favourite dishes celebrating the best of local Dorset produce. 01935 83700. www.lesleywaters.com
18 Lunchtime Concert: Dorchester Trio Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, 1pm. Concert with works by Mozart and Beethoven. 01305 262735. www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
18 RBL Festival of Remembrance Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, 7.30pm. With Lyme Regis Town Band and compere Philip Evans. Tickets £5 01297 442138 www.marinetheatre.com
18 Screen Bites – Moonstruck Wootton Fitzpaine Village Hall, 6.45pm. 01963 52525 www.screen-bites.co.uk
18 - 19 Totem Pole Carving Mangerton House, Mangerton, Bridport. Learn the ancient craft of green (unseasoned) wood working under the tuition of Guy Mallinson and various specialist co-presenters. Use of very high quality tools, materials and delicious lunches are included and you should expect to go away with the fruits of your labours to show friends and family. 01308 485111. www.mallinson.co.uk
18-4/11 Enchanted Floodlit Gardens at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens Take a magical evening stroll along candle-lit pathways through enchanted glades. The Gardens stay open until 8.30pm for magical lighting, Christmas shopping and great food in the Old Colonial Tea-House. 01305 871387. www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk
19 Sherborne School Friday Lunchtime Concert – Brass Group Cheap Street Church, Sherborne, 1.30pm. Free lunchtime concert performed by Sherborne school music department. 01935 812245. www.sherborne.org
19 The Dorset Collection At Lesley Waters' Cookery School Lesley Waters Cookery School, The Old Manor, Fore Street Evershot, Dorchester. Cookery demonstration - Lesley's favourite dishes celebrating the best of local Dorset produce. 01935 83700. www.lesleywaters.com
19 The Canterbury Tales Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis, 7.30pm. Brown Paper Bag Theatre Co present 'The Canterbury Tales' . 01297 442138. www.marinetheatre.com
19 Antiques Auction in Sherborne Charterhouse Auctions, Long Street Sale Rooms, Sherborne. Viewing Wednesday from 10am to 4pm and Thursday from 10am to 7pm. Sale starts on Friday at 10am with viewing from 8:30am. 01935 812277. www.charterhouse-auctions.co.uk
19- 20 Sherborne Craft Market Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, 10am – 5pm. High quality craft fair with all goods made by exhibitors. £1.50 admission fee. 01963 220089.
20 Dance - Uplyme Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, Lyme Regis, 8pm – 11pm. Dance - Ballroom, Latin and some Sequence. Entry includes tea and biscuits; in aid of hall funds.
20 Hank Wangford & The Lost Cowboys Bridport Arts Centre, 8pm. 01308 424204 www.bridport-arts.com
20 Once More into the Bleach Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, 8.30pm. Blondie tribute band. 01297 442138 www.marinetheatre.com
20 Sherborne Book Market Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, 9.30am 4pm. Monthly book market. 01963 210443.
20 Royal British Legion Bridport Branch Quiz Night Legion Hall, 45 Victoria Grove, Bridport, 7.30pm. Supper will be provided but please bring your own drinks and glasses. Tickets on the door priced £3.50 per person. 01308 422730.
20 Red Cross Autumn Fayre Brownsword Hall, Pummery Square, Poundbury, Dorchester, 10am – 1pm. Cake stalls, bric-a-brac, wine tombola, children's hoop-la. Entrance included coffee/tea and cake.
20 Screen Bites – Tortilla Soup Sandford Orcas Village Hall, 6.45pm. 01963 52525 www.screen-bites.co.uk
20 The Big Draw Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, 10am –12pm and 1pm – 3pm. Family activities as part of a national, annual event - we will be looking at pictures and paintings in the Museum and using then for creative inspiration. No booking required. 01305 262735.
20 Dorset Chamber Orchestra St Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester, 7.30pm. Faith Leadbetter and Rosanna Brewster perform music by Gluck (arr. Mozart), Saint-Saens, Elgar and Haydn. 01202 765367 / 01305 260360.
21 Open Garden and Arboretum Domineys, Buckland Newton, 2pm to 6pm. Garden and aboretum open for the autumn colours. Plants for sale. Home made teas. In aid of National Gardens Scheme and Arthritis Research Campaign. Children under 12 free. www.domineys.com
20 - 21 Eat Dorset Food Fair at Parnham House Parnham House, Beaminster, 10am – 3pm. Cookery demonstration by top chefs including Lesley Waters, Mark Hix and Gillon Mellor; children's cooking and activities; large number of stalls selling Dorset's finest foods; cafe, wine bar and wine tastings. Gardens open to the public (no dogs please). Tel. 01308 862602 to book for the cookery demonstration and 01308 862330 for tickets to the wine tasting
22 Creative Regeneration Workshop at Highway Farm West Road, Bridport - "Championing the Wonders of Nature" with Clare Colby. Lots of creative activity, indulge and be inspired by the wonders of nature! Cost £30 including lunch. Workshops run monthly on a Monday and Saturday from May to October. 01308 424321. www.highwayfarm.co.uk
22 Local Food Tasting Day at Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre, Church Street, Lyme Regis. A chance to taste food from a variety of local producers, including the Town Mill Bakery, Denhay Farm, Lyme Bay Winery. See www.dorsetforyou.com for full listings of Dorset Food Week events. Event to be opened at 10.30am by Jake, River Cottage chef. 01297 442138.
22 - 23 Tutti Frutti presents 'Silly Billy' Buckland Newtown Village Hall on 22nd at 4.30pm and Whitchurch Canonicorum Village Hall on 23rd at 4.30pm. The ever popular Tutti Frutti brings this brilliant children's book, by Anthony Browne, alive with the rich colours and sounds of Guatemala.. Contact venues for further details: Buckland Newton 01300 345543/W.Canonicorum 01297 489232. www.artsreach.co.uk
22 - 24 Residential Family Fossil Hunting Fun The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, Toller Porcorum nr Dorchester. Join local fossil hunter & walks leader Chris Pamplin to explore the wonders of the Jurassic Coast. The theme is discovering fossils, from ammonites to dinosaurs. Two day course suitable for adults & children aged 8-13. 01300 320684. www.kingcombe-centre.demon.co.uk
22 - 26 Art Buffet for the Under 10s Sherborne House, Newland, Sherborne. Free art buffet, generously funded by the Local Area Network Fund. Sessions run from 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm. Sessions are only partially supervised so carers will have to stay with their charges whilst they are creating their masterpieces! 01935 815899. www.sherbornehouse.org.uk/artslink
23 Literary Lecture: Hidden Histories Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, 6.30pm. Lecture by Louisa Parker. 01305 262735. www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
23 Local Food Tasting Day at Dorchester Tourist Information Centre Dorchester Tourist Information Centre, Antelope Walk, Dorchester. Local food tasting day at Dorchester Tourist Information Centre as part of Dorset Food Week 2007. 01305 267992.
24 Storybox Theatre presents The Sun, The Moon and Half a Chicken Thornford Village Hall, Nr. Sherborne, 10.30am. Fabulously magical puppetry and storytelling, telling this story based on the traditional Spanish tale, as well as 'The King Who Wanted To Touch The Moon' and Aesop's fable 'The Wind And The Sun'. 01935 873762. www.artsreach.co.uk
24 Local Food Tasting Day at Bridport Tourist Information Centre - Squash and Biscuits with a Difference Bridport Tourist Information, 47 South Street, Bridport, 10am – 3pm. Celebrate the squash season by sampling locally grown squashes. Biscuit decorating for children, sampling of local foods such as chocolates, cheese, crisps. Raffle for a seasonal box of vegetables. 01308 424901
24-27 Lyme Regis Dramatic Society – The Ghost Train Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, 7.45pm. 01297 442138 www.marinetheatre.com
25 Local Food Tasting Day at Sherborne Tourist Information Centre Sherborne Tourist Information Centre, Digby Road, Sherborne,11am – 2pm. Local food tasting day at Sherborne Tourist Information Centre as part of Dorset Food Week 2007 (WI tastings every day of Dorset Food Week). 01935 815341.
25 Children's Workshop - Ghost Windsocks Sherborne House, Newland, Sherborne. 11am - 1pm. 01935 815899. www.sherbornehouse.org.uk/artslink
25 Apple Day at Kingcombe Centre Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum, Dorchester, 11am – 4pm. Come and join us to celebrate the glory of apples with tasting, fun activities and apple-based lunches! Booking essential. 01300 320684. www.kingcombe-centre.demon.co.uk
25 Screen Bites – Volver Stourton Caundle Village Hall, 6.45pm. 01963 52525 www.screen-bites.co.uk
25 The Puppet Man, Martin Bridle, presents 'Head In The Clouds' Thorncombe Village Hall at 10.30am and Sandford Orcas Village Hall at 4pm. Martin Bridle, The Puppet Man, provides a gentle and entertaining performance using hand puppets and live, traditionally inspired music. Suitable for ages 3 - 9. Contacts for ticket info: Thorncombe 01460 30247; Sandford Orcas 01963 220173. www.artsreach.co.uk
26 Children's Workshop - Black Bats & Creepy Crawlies Sherborne House, Newland, 11am - 1pm. 1935 815899. www.sherbornehouse.org.uk/artslink
26 Dorchester Association Lecture: Migration from Dorset Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, 7.30pm. 25th Anniversary Lecture by Dr Diane Trenchard PhD. 01305 262735. www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
26 Screen Vites – Mystic Pizza Martinstown Village Hall, 6.45pm. 01963 52525 www.screen-bites.co.uk
27 Secondhand Book Sale Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, 10.30am to 4.30pm. 01305 262735.
27 Pickled Witch Market and Halloween Ball The Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester, 10am – 5pm. Pickled Witch Market with over 25 stalls, day time speakers and tea and coffee. Evening Halloween Ball with entertainment provided by The Dolmen, Heelstone and Damh the Bard. Buffet meal at Ball. Ball starts at 7:00pm to midnight. Tickets for Evening Ball £26. www.dolmengrove.co.uk
27 La Zag - Fiery medieval music from Italy Toller Porcorum Village Hall, Toller Porcorum, 7.30pm. La Zag are a multi-talented five piece band from Northern Italy. 01300 320373. www.artsreach.co.uk
27 Sherborne Jazz Club: Gilad Atzmon's 'Orient House Ensemble' White Hart Inn, Bishops Caundle, Sherborne, 8pm. Expect hard hitting, edgy, urban electro-acoustic jazz from Atzmon's superb ensemble, combining bebop with middle-eastern influences, new music and electronic. 01963 23301.
27 Film Evening 'Abbotsbury Past, Present, & Future' Village Hall, Church Street, Burton Bradstock , 7.30pm. Film Evening - 'Abbotsbury Past, Present, and Future' by Steve Griffith. In aid of the Lavender Trust Breast Cancer Care. Tickets: Adults £7.00, children £4.00, to include coffee and finger food. Tickets on sale at Burton Bradstock Post Office from Monday 15th October.
27 Bridport Combined Charities Christmas Card Fair Bridport United Church, East Street, Bridport, 9.30am – 12.30pm. Bridport Combined Charities Christmas Card Fair. Cards and small gifts + coffee. 01308 425037.
27 Children's Halloween Fun Evening at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens. Special Halloween Fun Evening for children at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens. Free face painting (scary faces) - come in spooky fancy dress! 01305 871130. www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk
27 Abbotsbury Music - A Concert for Flute & Guitar St Nicholas Church, Abbotsbury, 8pm. Abbotsbury Music present a concert with Anne Allen on Flute, and Mitch Dalton on Guitar with works by Bach, Mozart, Piazolla, Villa-Lobos. Tickets are £14.00 and will include a glass of wine. Tickets from Abbotsbury Music Box Office on 01305 81475. www.abbmusic.org.uk
27 Creative Regeneration Workshop at Highway Farm West Road, Bridport . "Championing the Wonders of Nature" with Clare Colby. Lots of creative activity, indulge and be inspired by the wonders of nature! Cost £30 including lunch. Workshops run monthly on a Monday and Saturday from May to October. 01308 424321. www.highwayfarm.co.uk
27 - 28 Autumn Colours Weekend at Sherborne Castle Sherborne Castle, 11am – 4.30pm. Reduced price entry to the gardens and grounds to view the lovely Autumn colours. 01935 813182. www.sherbornecastle.com
27 Sherborne Antiques & Flea Markets Church Hall & Age Concern Centre, Digby Road, Sherborne, 9am – 4pm. Monthly antiques & flea market. 01963 250108.
27 Screen Bites – A Touch of Spice Winfrith Newburgh Village Hall, 6.45pm. 01963 52525 www.screen-bites.co.uk
28 Screen Bites – Hoodwinked Thornford Village Hall. Family matinee. 01963 52525 www.screen-bites.co.uk
29 Howard Marks – An Audience with Senor Nice Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, 7.30pm. Tickets £12.50 in advance (£14.50 on the door) 01297 442138 www.marinetheatre.com
30 Sherborne Historical Society Lecture Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, 8pm. "Herodotus, the Father of History" – a talk by Dr. Hugh Bowden. New members and visitors welcome. 01963 364075.
30 Literary Lecture: Hardy and Fate Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, 6.30pm. Lecture by David Grylls. 01305 262735. www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
31 Screen Bites – The Mistress of Spices Broadwindsor Village Hall, 6.45pm. 01963 52525 www.screen-bites.co.uk
CHARITY CHRISTMAS CARDS
Once again from the beginning of November, West Dorset Tourist Information Centres will be selling Charity Christmas Cards on behalf of the Cards for Good Causes group of charities.
FOR FURTHER DETAILS ON EVENTS AND THE LOCAL AREA PLEASE CONTACT:
Tourist Information Centre, Antelope Walk, Dorchester Tel: 01305 267992 email@example.com
Tourist Information Centre, South Street, Bridport Tel: 01308 424901 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tourist Information Centre, Digby Road, Sherborne Tel: 01935 815341 email@example.com
Tourist Information Centre, Church Street, Lyme Regis Tel: 01297 442138 firstname.lastname@example.org
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this leaflet is correct at the time of going to print, West Dorset District Council cannot accept any responsibility for any errors or omissions. Inclusion in this leaflet does not imply any recommendation by West Dorset District Council. Produced by West Dorset District Council, Community Enabling Division