What's on in and around West Dorset
Information supplied courtesy of West Dorset District Council & West Dorset Tourist Centres
This listing contains a selection of events taking place across West Dorset this month.
Pop into your local Tourist Information Centre for full event information and programmes for all local theatres and art centres.
Don’t miss this month…
03-10 Aug Lyme Regis Regatta & Carnival Week www.lymeregiscarnival.co.uk
16 Aug Bridport Carnival
17 Aug Bridport Torchlight Procession
18-22 Aug The Kingcombe Centre’s 20th Anniversary celebrations www.kingcombecentre.org.uk
21 Aug Melplash Show - Tickets from Bridport TIC www.melplashshow.co.uk
22 Aug Open Air Theatre ‘Tess of the D’urbervilles, Kingston Maurward 01305 215050
27-31 Aug Great Dorset Steam Fair, Blandford – Tickets available from local TICs www.gdsf.co.uk
24 Aug Candles on the Cobb, Lyme Regis. www.candlesonthecobb.com
MARKETS & FAIRS
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 WI Hall, North Street Saturdays 9am-12pm
Dorchester Weekly Market in Fairfield Car Park, Weymouth Avenue 8am-3pm every Wednesday, Farmers’ Market 1st Saturday in each month at Poundbury, 9am-1pm, Country Market at The Corn Exchange Fridays (exc Easter) 8.30-11am.
Sherborne Pannier Market on the Parade every Thursday and Saturday; Country Market in Church Hall, Digby Road, Thursdays, 9.15am-11.15am; Farmers’ Market 3rd Friday in each month – Cheap Street, 9am-1pm. Saturday Antiques & Flea Market – held the last Saturday every month (Jan-Nov), Church Hall, Digby Road. 9am-4pm. Monthly Book Fair – held third Saturday every month, Church Hall, Digby Road. 9.30am-4pm.
Owermoigne Monthly market in the village hall 2nd Saturday of the month, 10.30am – 12 noon. Homemade produce, bric a brac, plants, crafts, books.
Fossil Walks Regular guided fossil hunting walks in Lyme Regis and Charmouth are run year round by Dr Colin Dawes 01297 443758, Brandon Lennon 07944 664757 www.lymeregisfossilwalks.com, Lyme Regis Museum 01297 443370 www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk, Lyme Regis Fossil Shop 01297 442088, the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre 01297 560772 www.charmouth.org and Chris Pamplin 0845 00943757 www.fossilwalks.com Times vary according to the tides, telephone for full details and booking information.
Town Walks Guided walks of Sherborne, with a Blue Badge Guide, Fridays at 11am from the TIC. £3
Guided walks of Dorchester, with a Blue Badge Guide, Mondays and Tuesdays at 11am from the TIC. £3
Guided Walks of Bridport with a Blue Badge Guide, Thursdays at 2pm from the TIC. £3
Historic Walking tour of Lyme Regis, Tuesdays and Thursdays 2.30pm. Meet at the Museum. Adults £3.50, Children £1.50 (under 10s free with parent)
Ghost Walks Old Lyme Ghost Tours Tuesdays and Thursdays 7.30pm from the museum. £3.50 (children £1.50, under 10s
free with parent)
Nature Walks Every Wednesday at the Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum. Adults £6, Children £2. Tel: 01300 320684. www.kingcombecentre.org.uk
Sunday Strolls With the Ramblers Association from Bucky Doo Square, Bridport. 2.30pm. Tel: 01308 863754.
Walking the Way to Health in Bridport, with trained health walkers. Every Tuesday at 10.30am and Thursday at 2pm from Bridport TIC. Walks last approx 30mins, all welcome, free. Tel: 01308 425298 for more information.
Dorchester Strollers - walks with trained health walkers. Every Monday at 10.30am and Tuesday at 2.30pm. Walks last up to one hour, all welcome, free. Tel: 01305 264955 for more information.
Guided tours of the Old Crown Court and Cells Stratton House, Dorchester. Monday to Friday 2pm – 4.15pm (excluding Bank Holidays). Admission cost £2 for adults, under 16s free. 01305 252241
Regular Art Exhibitions are held at Dorset County Museum, Dorchester (www.dorsetcountymuseum.org), Lyme Regis Museum (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk), the Town Mill Gallery, Lyme Regis (www.townmill.org.uk) and Bridport Arts Centre (www.bridport-arts.com).
Dorchester Arts Centre (www.dorchesterarts.org.uk), Bridport Arts Centre (www.bridport-arts.com) and Eype Centre for the Arts run a full programme of performances and events suitable for all ages.
Local events diary
01 Meet Professor Fumble at Seaton Tramway, Seaton Tramway, Colyton Station, 12.30pm - 2.30pm. Magic, balloon animals and lots more. 01297 20375 www.tram.co.uk
01-05 Dorset Arts & Crafts Association Annual Exhibition Bovington Middle School, Nr. Wareham, 10am – 5pm. Annual Arts & Crafts Exhibition featuring traditional and modern exhibits from every age group. 01305 832880 www.dorsetartsandcrafts.org
01-17 Canford Summer School of Music, Sherborne School, Sherborne. An excellent series of classical concerts performed by participants in the Summer School of Music - programmes available from Sherborne TIC. www.canfordsummerschool.co.uk
02 Dance - Mainly Ballroom Lyme Regis, Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Regis, 8pm. Dance - Ballroom, Latin and some Sequence. Everyone welcome, price includes tea & biscuits. Adults £4. 01297 442439
02 Craft Fair, Brownsword Hall, Poundbury, Dorchester, 9am - 12.30pm. Free entry.
02 Loders Fete, Loders Court, Nr Bridport, 2.30pm. Entrance £1.00 adults, children under 12 free. 01308 427359
02 Chetnole Flower Show, Chetnole, opens 2pm. Fun for all the family - music, side shows & stalls, cream teas, entertainment, classic cars, donkey rides.
02 Tug Of War, Frampton.. 6pm for a prompt 7pm start. Annual Cross River Tug of War. Bar and Barbeque. 01300 320413
02-03 Dorset Art and Craft Show, Strangeways Hall, Abbotsbury, 10am - 4pm. Exhibition and demonstrations by craftworkers and artists. www.dorsetartandcraftshow.co.uk
02-08 Marine Week Charmouth Heritage Centre. 01297 560772
03 Gartell Light Railway Open Day, Yenston, nr Templecombe, 10.30am - 4.30pm Narrow gauge steam on the old Somerset & Dorset Railway. 01963 370752 www.glr-online.co.uk Also open on 10th, 17th, 24th, 25th and 31st August.
03 Salway Ash Village Fete, Salway Ash Sports Field and Village Hall. Stalls, bouncy castle, competitions, Punch & Judy, barbecue, live music and more! 01308 488101
03 Piano Concert, St Michael's Church, Lyme Regis, 4pm. With Dutch concert pianist. Followed by tea and cakes. Retiring collection in aid of the Organ Appeal. 01297 442596 www.lymeregisorganappeal.com
03 Transition Town Dorchester - Picnic, Maumbury Rings, Dorchester, 12 noon til dusk. Family and friends picnic. Bring and share local food & ideas. Free entry.
03 St Swithun's (Bridport) Band and Cream Tea, The Salt House, West Bay, Bridport, from 2pm onwards. In aid of Weldmar Hospicecare Trust. 01305 215315
03 Charmouth Fayre, The Playing Fields, Barrs Lane, Charmouth. Fancy Dress Parade 1.45pm Evening BBQ, live music & fireworks 7pm. Tug of War, Family Fun dog show and other attrations.
03 Music in the Borough Gardens – "Stress" Borough Gardens, Dorchester, 2.30pm
03 Village Fete Village Hall and Parish Field, Osmington, 2pm – 5pm. Traditional village fete. 01305 832378
03-31 Guided Tours of Sherborne Old Castle Join a guided tour and learn more about Sherborne Castle's past. Tours every Wednesday and Sunday in August, start 1.45pm, last approx. 40 mins. www.english-heritage.org.uk
04 Wessex Morris Men will be dancing at the Blue Vinny, Puddletown 7:30pm; Royal Oak, Milborne St Andrew 8:15pm; The Oak, Dewlish 9:00pm
04-08 Kidstart Summerthing Festival, Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport. For children aged 6-12 yrs. Workshops include carnival costumes, making, singing, dance, drama, circus skills, photography and much more. 01308 424204 www.bridport-arts.com
05-08 Dancing Feet, 30 South Court Avenue, Dorchester. Dance Summer School for children 7 - 10 years old. 01305 250009
06 Felt Making workshop, Highway Farm, Bridport. Felt & beaded flowers. 10-4.30pm. £35. 01308 424321 www.highwayfarm.co.uk
06 Fingerz 'N' Fretz, The Blue Raddle, Church Street, Dorchester, 8pm. Traditional Folk Music.
06 BBQ in aid of the RNLI, Seatown Beach. Fun for all the family!
06 The Coming of the Railways to Dorset, Charlton Down Village Hall, 7.30pm. Talk by Mr. Brian Jackson. £2.50. All welcome.
07 Open Air Theatre - Jason, Melbury Osmond Playing Fields, gates open 6.30pm, show 7.30pm . Miracle Theatre's Summer tour. Love, death and sickness in the lap of the gods.. 01935 83410 www.miracletheatre.co.uk
07 Open Air Theatre - Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Athelhampton House, nr Dorchester. Tickets Adults £15, concessions £10. 01305 848363 www.athelhampton.co.uk
07 St. Mary’s Church Fete The Rectory Garden, Burton Bradstock, Nr. Bridport, 2pm – 5pm. 01308 897051
08 Open Air Theatre - The Merry Wives of Windsor, Sherborne Castle. Bring a rug and picnics; no tables. Gates open 6.30pm, performance starts 7.30pm. Tickets available from Sherborne TIC. 01935 813182 www.sherbornecastle.com
08-09 Spirit of the Countryside, Lulworth Castle, Wareham, 10am-6pm. Events arena, country skills and demonstations, activities, parachute display and more. Advance tickets from Dorchester TIC 01305 267992 www.lulworth.com
09 Antiques Fair, Corn Exchange, Dorchester. 9am - 4pm. Free Admission.
09 Broadoak Country Fair, Nr Bridport. Popular local event in aid of the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. 01308 424307 email, email@example.com
09 Cerne Abbas Horticultural Society Annual Show Village Hall, Cerne Abbas, 2pm – 4.30pm. The show includes an exhibition of flowers, fruit and vegetables and an open competition of home produce (cakes, jams etc.) 01300 342068
10 Lunchtime with "Rooting Around" at Colyton Station, Seaton Tramway, Colyton Station, 1pm-3pm. Listen to a mixture of songs and tunes, both traditional modern. 01297 20375 www.tram.co.uk
10 Dalek Invasion at Fleet Air Arm Museum, RNAS Yeovilton. Meet the daleks, plus cybermen, ice warriors & Davros! 01935 840565 www.fleetairarm.com
10 Broadwindsor Horse & Dog Show, Honeycombe Farm, Broadwindsor.
10 Music in the Borough Gardens – Tewkesbury Town Traning Band Borough Gardens, Dorchester, 2pm
11 Wessex Morris Men, Lyme Regis, 7:30pm
14 Pirates Treasure Trail on the Golden Cap Estate, Stonebarrow National Trust Car Park, near Charmouth,11am to 3pm. Come and meet Trusty the Smuggler - lots of fun on this children's treasure trail! £2.50 per child. 01297 561900
14 Bradford Peverell & Stratton W.I. Coffee Morning, Dower House Garden, Bradford Peverell, 10.30m. Stalls, raffle, home made biscuits. Admission £1.
14-23 Dorchester Art Club Summer Open Exhibition, Town Hall (Corn Exchange Buiding), Dorchester, 10am to 5pm (closed Sunday and closes at noon on the 23rd). Free Admission 01305 251094
15 Open Air Theatre - Sleeping Beauty, Minterne Gardens, 6.30pm. Tickets available from Dorchester & Sherborne TICs. 01305 267992 / 01935 815341 www.minterne.co.uk
15 Cello & Piano Recital, St Michael's Church, Lyme Regis, 7.30pm, Adult £10/£8; child £2, proceeds to the Organ Appeal. Tickets from Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre, 01297 442138 www.lymeregisorganappeal.com
16 Open Air Theatre - All's Well that Ends Well, Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens, 7pm. A Theatre Set-Up Production. 01305 871130 www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk
16 Punch & Judy Show with The Puppetree Company, Seaton Tramway. A celebration of new and traditional routines featuring all the favourite characters. Animal balloons and lots more at Colyton Station. 01297 20375 www.tram.co.uk
16 Chickerell Carnival, Chickerell, from 11.30am. Events inc dog agility, stalls, majorettes, games, funfair and more.
16 Dorset Archaeological Walk, meet at Long Bredy Church, 2pm. Explore the "timeline" & development of Long Bredy & Kingston Russell with Peter Northover of Bristol University. Prior booking essential. 01305 224921 www.dorsetforyou.com
16-17 Divinemoon Festival, Easton Village, Portland. Roots'n'dub, chant, movement, meditation, good food, cutting edge conscious music. Many more - including workshops. See www.divinemoon.com for more details and tickets, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
16-23 Burton Bradstock Festival of Music and Art, Burton Bradstock. 15 events happening during the week. 01308 897487 www.burtonbradstock.org.uk
17 Lyme Regis Town Band Concert, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis, 7.30pm (weather permtting)
17 Life through the Ages - Burton Bradstock Festival, Burton Bradstock Village Hall, Burton Bradstock, 7.30pm. Words and Music. Tickets £7. 01308 897487
17 Dorset Archaeological Walk, Meet at Modbury Farm SY 518 898, Nr. Burton Bradstock, 2pm. "Modbury, Sturhill and Chilcombe" - trace three deserted settlements with Peter Northover of Bristol University. 2 to 2 1/2 hrs. 01305 224921 www.dorsetforyou.com
17 Lyme Regis Town Band Concert - Music by the Sea, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis. 7.30pm (weather permitting).
17 The BB Hall Band, Borough Gardens, Dorchester, 2:30pm. Free entry.
17 Village Open Day South Perrott, Nr. Beaminster, 11am – 5.30pm. Flower festival, classic cars, magician, gardens, collectables, craft stalls, local produce, bouncy castle, roundabout, coconut shy, music, lunches, teas and more. 01935 891224
18 Take only photos, leave only footprints, Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum. Sponsored walk to the Kingcombe Centre. Dress circa 1987. Arrive at 3pm for a traditional Kingcombe tea in the meadows. 01300 320684 www.kingcombecentre.org.uk
18 Wessex Morris Men – dancing at West Bay, Bridport 7pm then at The Quarterdeck, West Bay 9pm.
18 Workshop for Young Musicians, Village Hall, Burton Bradstock, 10am. Part of the Burton Bradstock Festival, with professional musicians. 01308 897487 www.burtonbradstock.org.uk
18 Family Concert - Burton Bradstock Festival, Village Hall, Burton Bradstock, 6pm. With David Juritz on violin, Milos Milivojevic on accordion and other professional musicians. 01308 897487 www.burtonbradstock.org.uk
18-25 Exhibition by West Country Embroiderers, Strangways Hall, Abbotsbury. 10am to 4pm.
19 From Baroque to Tango' - Burton Bradstock Fetsival, St Mary's Church, Burton Bradstock, 7.30pm. Handel, JS Bach and Piazzolla's Tango Music. 01308 897487 www.burtonbradstock.org.uk
19 Half Day Guided Family Walk, The Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum. Guided walk across one of Dorset's finest reserves. Departs 10am, return mid afternoon. Bring a picnic. £3 per person. 01300 320684 www.kingcombecentre.org.uk
20 Kingcombe Country Fair, The Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum, from 11am. Woodland & country crafts, demonstrations, children's activities, games, competitions, country lunches and cream teas. £2. 01300 320684 www.kingcombecentre.org.uk
20 Chamber Concert - Burton Bradstock Festival, St Mary's Church, Burton Bradstock, 7.30pm. Inc Craig Ogden, Handel, Finzi, Beethoven. 01308 897487 www.burtonbradstock.org.uk
20 Late Night Recital by Craig Ogden - Burton Bradstock Festival, St Mary's Church, Burton Bradstock, 10pm. Bach Partita, 01308 897487 www.burtonbradstock.org.uk
20 Gillingham & Shaftesbury Agricultural Show, Turnpike Showground, Motcombe, Nr. Shaftesbury. 8.30am - 6.30pm. Traditional agricultural show with animals, trade & craft stands, food hall & farmer's market. Tickets available from Sherborne TIC. 01935 815341 www.gillshaftshow.co.uk
20-23 Art Exhibition, Village Hall, Burton Bradstock. 01308 897487 www.burtonbradstock.org.uk
21 Dance - Mainly Ballroom Lyme Regis, Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Regis, 8pm. Dance - Ballroom, Latin and some Sequence. Everyone welcome, price includes tea & biscuits. Adults £4. 01297 442439
21 Gardens for the Lifeboats, Ivy Gardens, Ansty, 11am. Garden includes small stream, borders, kitchen garden and woodland area. Not suitable for wheelchairs. Adults £3, children free.
21 Lunchtime Concert - Burton Bradstock Festival, St Mary's Church, Burton Bradstock, 12 noon. JC Bach, Kreisler. 01308 897487 www.burtonbradstock.org.uk
21 Lendvai String Trio' - Burton Bradstock Festival, St Mary's Church, Burton Bradstock, 7.30pm. Includes Dvorak and Mozart. 01308 897487 www.burtonbradstock.org.uk
21 Moths and Mammals, The Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum. 10am-12noon. £3 per person. 01300 320684 www.kingcombecentre.org.uk
22 Open Air Theatre - Tess of the D'Urbevilles, Kingston Maurward College. 01305 215050 www.kmc.ac.uk
22 Meet Professor Fumble at Seaton Tramway, Seaton Tramway, Colyton Station, 12.30pm – 2.30pm. Magic, balloon animals and lots more. 01297 20375 www.tram.co.uk
22 Chill, The Coach and Horses, Winterborne Abbas. 9pm. Popular local band Chill's first visit to the Coach & Horses.
22 Nature activity, The Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum, 10am – 12 noon. Come and see what lives beneath the surface of the River Hooke. £3 per person. 01300 320684 www.kingcombecentre.org.uk
22 Concert - Milton Abbey Music Festival, St Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester, 8pm. Songs and anthems from Schubert, Bruckner, Bach and more. Tickets £8 available from Dorchester TIC. 01305 267992
23 Gaudeamus Chorale, Sherborne Abbey. 7.30pm. Vivaldi's Gloria and Deus Qui Beatum Marcum by Gabrieli, works by Mozart, Lotti and others. Proceeds to Cancer Research. Tickets available from Sherborne TIC. 01494 758027 www.sherborneabbey.com
23 Stock Gaylard Oak Fair, Stock Gaylard, Nr. Sturminster Newton, 10am - 5pm. Demonstrations of rural skills by traditional craftsmen, children's activities, stalls. Adults £5/Children over 5 £2. Family £12. www.stockgaylard.com/oakfair2008
23-25 Great Dinosaur Hunt, Dinosaur Museum, Dorchester. Solve the dinosaur mystery to enter a prize draw. One lucky child each day will win a special dinosaur! 01305 269880 www.thedinosaurmuseum.com
23-25 Bridport Open Studios, Bridport area. An exciting and diverse array of works on show at various venues. www.bridportopenstudios.co.uk
23-25 Cerne Abbas Flower Festival, St Mary's Church, Cerne Abbas, 10.30am – 6pm. A celebration of life in Cerne Abbas. 01300 341076
24 Historic Vehicle Rally, Sherborne School Courts, Abbey Road, Sherborne. 40 mile road run through Dorset returning to Sherborne School courts for concours judging. 01935 250450
24 RNLI Fun Day, West Bay, Bridport.
24 Symene Sports Club Grand Fete Symene Cricket Club, Symondsbury, Nr. Bridport, 12 noon to 6pm. " Dorset’s biggest fete" with giant car boot sale, Steve Smith Roadshow disco, South Dorset section vintage motor cycles 12.30, Karizma Majorettes 2pm & 3.30pm, Punch & Judy 3pm, Fancy Dress, Tug o War 4.30pm. Adults £1, children free. Free car park.
24 Candles on The Cobb, The Cobb, Lyme Regis. Spectacular charity event; 'Buy a candle, remember someone, be part of it' www.candlesonthecobb.com
24 Concert - Milton Abbey Music Festival, Milton Abbey, Milton Abbas. Haydn: Te Deum, Mozart: Clarinet Concerto, Mozart: Requiem. Starts 7:30pm. Tickets £10 (Nave) or £4 (Aisle) available from Dorchester TIC 01305 267992
25 Bank Holiday Organ Recital, Sherborne Abbey. Recital by the Midas Touch Organ Duo. 01935 812452 www.sherborneabbey.com
25 The Yetties - Milton Abbey Music Festival, The New Barn Theatre, Milton Abbey School, Milton Abbey, 7:30pm. Tickets £8 available from Dorchester Tourist Information Centre (01305) 267992.
25 Village Fete Behind Gaggle of Geese, Buckland Newton, 2pm – 5pm. 01300 345111
26 Market in St. Martin’s Community Hall Broadmayne, Nr. Dorchester, 2pm-3.30pm. Local produce and crafts etc. 01305 852866
28 Wantage Silver Band - Music by the Sea, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis. 7.30pm, weather permiting
30 Farmers Market and Dorset Art and Craft Market, South Street, Dorchester, 10am – 4pm. Organised by the Chamber of Commerce. 07773 286197
30 Bat Watching Evening, Monkton Wyld Court, Monkton Wyld, Charmouth. Celebrate European Bat Weekend at Monkton Wyld Court. Cost: £10 adults, £5 children to include vegetarian supper. 01297 560342 www.monktonwyldcourt.org
30 Dorset Archaeological Walk, Meet at the entrance to Poundbury Hill Fort, at the kissing gate adjacent to Hillfort House SY 683 910, 2pm. "Dorchester Roman Aqueduct" - discover the wonders of Roman engineering with retired archaeology lecturer Bill Putman. 01305 224921 www.dorsetforyou.com
30 Meet author Lindsey Davis at Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, 6.30pm. As part of Dorchester's first weekend-long Roman Festival, Lindsey Davis, author of the prize winning roman detective series about Marcus Didius Falco, will talk about researching and writing her books. 01305 262735
31 Open Air Theatre - The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sherborne Castle. Gates open 6.30pm, performance starts 7.30pm. Bring a rug and picnics; no tables. 01935 813182 www.sherbornecastle.com
31 Lunchtime with "Rooting Around" at Colyton Station, Seaton Tramway, Colyton Station, 1pm – 3pm. Listen to a mixture of songs and tunes, both traditional modern. 01297 20375 www.tram.co.uk
31 Oboe Recital, St Michael's Church, Lyme Regis, 3.30pm Oboe Recital by Emily Penn followed by tea and cakes. Retiring collection for the Organ Appeal. 01297 442596 www.lymeregisorganappeal.com
31 Lyme Regis Town Band Concert - Music by the Sea, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis, 7.30pm (weather permitting).
31 Dorset County Hospital Staff Garden Party, Borough Gardens, Dorchester, 2pm – 8pm. Free event.
SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
Artsreach run a programme of Creative Workshops, including music, dance, circus skills and art, for young people during the summer holidays. www.artsreach.co.uk
Summerthing Kids Arts Festival 08 at Bridport Arts Centre. Workshops include carnival costumes, making, singing, dance, drama, circus skills, photography and much more! www.bridport-arts.com
Focus on Youth – Sherborne Area Youth & Community Centre, Tinneys Lane, Sherborne, 4th-15th August. Summer activitiy programme for 10 – 19 year olds. Tel. 01935 814202, e-mail : email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Activities 2008 – Gryphon Leisure Centre, Bristol Road, Sherborne. A whole range of sporting activities for 5-13 year olds; also additional events for 13- 16 year olds. 01935 814011 www.dorsetforyou.com/gryphonlc
Sherborne Care and Play Association – Olympic Mayhem! Sherborne Primary School, Harbour Way, Sherborne. Programme of activities, trips and workshops for 4-14 year olds. 077 907 61125. www.sherbornepri.dorset.sch.uk/scapa
Oxley Sports Centre Summer Activities Bradford Road, Sherborne. Lots of sporting activities for 8-14 year olds. 01935 818270 www.oxleysc.com
Dancing Feet, 30 South Court Avenue, Dorchester. Dance Summer School for children 7 - 10 years old (5th to 8th August) 01305 250009
Youth Dance Workshops at Dorchester Arts Centre, 30th July-1st August and 18th-23rd August. 01305 266926. www.dorsetarts.org.uk
Artzplus – various events for children with additional needs. 01305 252250 www.eastdorsetarts.org/artszplus
Dorchester Youth Extra organise a whole host of activities for 11-18 year olds. For more information tel. 01305 252204
MARINE THEATRE AT A GLANCE
Kytsun Wolfe in The Image of Cliff Richard
Lantern Workshop with Darrell Wakelam
Regatta & Carnival Barn Dance
Lyme Regis Pantomime Society – It’s Showtime
My Generation – Tribute to the music of The Who
Theatre Friends present Luna Flamenca with Ulises de Toledo
Whole Lotta Led
‘ B Sharp’ Lyme Youth Theatre
Record & CD Fair 10am – 4pm
Swing ‘n’ Sinatra www.marinetheatre.com
Summer Holiday Special
Shanty Theatre Company present ‘ SMUGGLERS’ - 15 dates between 9th & 28th August
Antiques Fairs every Tuesday 9am-4pm
Marine Theatre Box Office: 01297 442138 (Lyme Regis TIC)
The Dorset County Museum and the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society hosts a programme of events, including lectures (on natural sciences, geology, travel, literature and more), study days and concerts. Tel: 01305 262735. www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
The Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum, is an independent environmental study centre offering a wide range of courses plus school activities. 01300 320684. www.kingcombecentre.org.uk
Sherborne Science Café has a programme of presentations, talks and meetings and provides a forum to discuss all aspects of science. www.sherbornesciencecafe.co.uk
The Dorset Wildlife Trust runs a programme of walks, talks, workshops, workparties and other wildlife events. Tel: 01305 264620. www.dorsetwildlife.co.uk
There are many other special interest clubs, societies and groups across West Dorset – for a full list see www.dorsetforyou.com or contact your local TIC.
Coming up next month…
06-07 September Dorset County Show, Dorchester
07 September Ironman Triathlon, Sherborne Castle
13-21 September Dorset Architectural Heritage Week
27 Sept – 07 Oct Lyme Regis Arts Fest
PARK AND RIDE services operate in Bridport (Wednesdays and Saturdays), Dorchester (Monday to Friday) and Lyme Regis (Daily) during the Summer Holidays – please phone the local TIC for details.
Dorchester TIC, Antelope Walk, Dorchester.
Bridport TIC, South Street, Bridport.
Sherborne TIC, Digby Road, Sherborne.
Lyme Regis TIC, Church Street, Lyme Regis.
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.