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
Local Events Diary
29/06-01/07 Roger’s Rant Folk Festival Milborne St. Andrew, DT11 0JA. Variety of music, singing and dancing events. Apart from a Barn Dance Saturday evening all other sessions are free entry, there will be bucket collections for Julia’s House Children’s Hospice and The Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. For more info (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
01 Garden Day Waterston Manor, Nr. Puddletown DT2 7SP. Open 10am - 5pm. Garden related stalls plus demonstrations and delicious lunches/teas. Entry £5. Also lecture at 11.30am (£7) "Far from the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy & Waterston Manor" by Dr Tony Fincham, Chairman of the Hardy Society. (www.dorsetgardenstrust.co.uk)
01 Swingtime in the Gardens Borough Gardens, Dorchester 2pm-5pm. Featuring Purbeck Big Band and other Jazz Musicians. Collection and Raffle in Aid of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and Fortunes Well Cancer Trust. This event is dedicated to the memory of Sam Fowler. 01305 263005. (www.dorchester-tc.gov.uk)
01 Classic and Vintage Car Show Ven House, Milborne Port, Nr. Sherborne 2pm - 5pm. Refreshments, raffle and entertainment also on offer. Organised by Sk8pipedream youth group raising funds for the Air Ambulance. Entrance £2.50 per adult. 07717 117744. (email: email@example.com)
01 The Great Summer Lunch On the lawns of Sherborne Girls' School In aid of St. Margaret's Hospice. Be transported back to the roaring twenties - music provided by The Casablanca Steps plus Auction. Tickets £450 for a table of 10 & £47.50 each to include a glass of bubbly, delicious 3 course summer lunch with coffee, charity auction and live entertainment. 01935 709493. (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
01 The Galton Gathering Galton Garden Centre, 24 Wareham Road, Owermoinge, Nr Dorchester DT2 8BY Vintage, Classic & Historical vehicles. Keith Morton 01305 851648. (email: email@example.com)
01 A Special Opening of Minterne Gardens On the A352 2 miles North of Cerne Abbas. In aid of RNLI. 10am-6pm. 20 Acres of fabulous gardens with streams and lakes in a stunning landscape. Morning coffee, cream teas, plant stalls and RNLI souvenirs. Bring a picnic. Adults £5, Children Free.
01 Family Rambling Day – Ramblers South Dorset Group Meet at Thorncombe Woods CP, Nr Dorchester 11am. 2-3 hours of Family Fun including a Quiz. The walk will be set in 'Hardy's Countryside' visiting Lower Bockhampton, Kingston Maurward & Furzy Pool. Just bring a drink & picnic. 01305 269381.
01 Music at Max Gate – The Stanchester Quire Max Gate, Alington Avenue, Dorchester DT1 2AB. Bring a picnic! At 2.30pm & 3.45pm. Normal admission charges apply. For further details phone 01305 262538.
01 Dorset Canine Awareness Day Melplash Showground, West Bay Rd, DT6 4EG. Come and enjoy a fun filled and informative day including dog show, childrens entertainment, displays food and lots more. Raising funds for Scruples Whippet Rescue. (www.dorsetk9aware.co.uk)
01 Celebration Walks! Portland to Furzy Cliffs or Osmington Mills to Furzy Cliffs. Follow the SW Coastal Path as it becomes the very first stretch of the England Coast Path. Interested in coming phone 07305 221000 or (www.dorsetforyou.com/coastalaccessrights)
03 Electric Bike Tour of Bride Valley From Hive Beach cafe, Burton Bradstock. 15 miles (approx 2.5 hours) with glorious countryside views. Tour starts at 10.30am. Pre-booking essential. £25. More details (www.marshwoodtrails.co.uk) or call 07796 135256.
04 Sanctus - Sacred Songs and Chants from around the World United Church, South Street, Dorchester 7pm-9pm. £5. (email: Sanctusdorset@hotmail.com)
06 Champagne, Strawberries, Desserts and Jazz on a Summer Evening The Gardens of Leweston School, Nr. Sherborne 6.30pm - 9.30pm. With Rebecca Chambers and the Dave Walton Trio. Tickets £20 - available from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre - proceeds to The Friends of The Rendezvous 01935 815341.
06 Burton Live! Presents 'From Captivity to a Castle' with Tom Hart Dyke Burton Bradstock Village Hall 7.30pm. A hazardous and colourful true story of a plant hunter, who was kidnapped in the Colombian jungle on a plant hunting expedition. Tickets £10 U16s £7.50 from Burton Bradstock Post Office. Tel: 07796302539
06-07 Wimbledon Weekend The Engine Room, Poundbury Gardens, Peverell Avenue Nr Dorchester DT1 3RT. Summer menu with seafood, Pimm's, strawberries and cream. 01305 257251. (www.thegardeneronline.co.uk)
06-07 River Cottage HQ - Annual Members Party Park Farm, Trinity Hill Road, Axminster EX13 8TB. Hugh welcomes guests to the farm for feasting and partying. It is their biggest party of the year! £90 per person (adults only). Booking essential. Phone 01297 630302 for details. (www.rivercottage.net)
06-08 Summer Jazz Sculpture by the Lakes, Pallington Lakes, Nr Tincleton, Dorchester DT2 8QU Performance by Stacey Kent, Tammy Weis and Tony O'Malley Quartet. Limited Tickets for each day. Tel: 07720637808. (www.sculpturebythelakes.co.uk/events) (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
06-08 The Seasiders’ First Beer Festival Lyme Regis Football Club, Charmouth Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3DU. Includes comedy and live music from local acts. 07814114973/ 07974651624.
06-08 The 4th Stevens Farm Charity Beer & Cider Festival Stevens Farm, Martinstown, Nr Dorchester. Starts Friday 6pm. Live entertainment and a large selection of Beers and Ciders. Family Fun Day, 11am-4pm Saturday, free entry. Live pig & sheep racing, wellie wanging, mini golf and much more. Classic vehicle rally, Saturday and Sunday. In aid of Julia’s House. Camping and Caravaning facilities available. For more info. 01305 889216. (www.stevensfarmshop.co.uk)
07 Datelined Antiques Fair Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 9am - 4pm 01963 370986.
07 Bridport Charter Fair Bucky Doo Square, Town Centre, Bridport 9am-4pm. A fun day of charity stalls, bands, food and various other attractions.
07 Armed Forces Day Commemoration Borough Gardens, Dorchester 1.30pm March from North Square to Borough Gardens via South Street. 2pm Commemoration Service. 2.45pm Musical Entertainment with Wessex Military Band & Dorchester Big Band.
07 The Quangle Wangle Choir’s ‘Syllabub Sea’ Concert Maiden Newton Village Hall. 7.30pm. 01305 814940.
07 Corscombe Companion Dog Show The Fox Cricket Ground, Norwood Lane, Corcombe, Nr Dorchester DT2 0QE. 01308 868631. Kennel Club licensed Companion Dog Show in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Five pedigree and 14 novelty classes plus fun 'Have a Go' dog obstacle course & BBQ. Show opens 10 am.
07 Show of Hands Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens DT3 4LA. Summer Family Concert. Face painter and Children's entertainer. 01305 871387. (www.abbotsburygardens.co.uk)
07 Weatherbury Singers ‘Summer Madness Concert’ Milborne St. Andrew Village Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets £7.00 to include a glass of wine. Accompanied children under 16 free. Advanced tickets on 01305 251662.
07 Giant Bric-a-Brac & Book Sale Church Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 2.30pm-4pm. Organised by The Lions Club.
07 Electric Bike Tour of Marshwood Vale from Morcombelake. Approx 15 miles (approx 2.5 hours) with countryside views. Tour starts at 2pm. Pre-booking essential. £25. For more details visit (www.marshwoodtrails.co.uk) or call 07796 135256.
07-08 A Display of Vestments & Flowers for Friendship St. Mary’s Church, Edward Road, Dorchester DT1 2HL. Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 11.30am-4pm. Coffee & Tea Available. Free Entrance.
07-08 Wargamers Weekend The Tank Museum, Bovington BH20 6JG Exhibitors display war games on museum floor. 01929 405096. (www.tankmuseum.org)
08 Starving Poets' Society Lubbecke Community Centre, Lubbecke Way, Dorchester, DT11QL Beth's bakes and poetry with Beth Blake from 4pm - 5.30pm. Everyone welcome inc children. Suggested donation £5 per person. Leading to Poetry Fest and Poetry Anthology. (email: email@example.com)
08 Sunday Afternoon Concert St Michael's Parish Church, Lyme Regis Anthony Gritten (Porfessor of Organ, Royal Academy of Music). 3.30pm followed by a cream tea in the Parish Hall.
08 One World Festival King's Road Playing Field, Dorchester 11am-4pm.
08 Car Boot Sale The Terraces, Sherborne 9am - 12noon. Sellers from 8.30am £5.00; buyers from 9am 50p. Organised by Friends of the Yeatman Hospital. (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
08 Meet the Author – ‘Florence: Mistress of Max Gate’ Max Gate. 3pm, Join Peter Tait, a ‘compelling recreation’ of Florence Hardy’s life, Thomas Hardy’s second wife. Talking about his book and answering questions before signing copies of the novel. Tel: 01305 262538.
08 Open Gardens Maiden Newton. 11.30am-5pm. Various stalls, a raffle and cream teas. Also Ploughman’s Lunches from Noon. A Friends of St. Mary’s Church event. Adults £3, accompanied children free.
08 St. Nicholas Church Fete In the grounds of Abbey House, Abbotsbury. 12-4pm Live music with 'Joe D Rose' Andy the Magic Man, The Kathy Davies dancers and much more plus BBQ.
10 Garden Party and Sale 27 Lancaster Road, Dorchester. 10am-12noon. Organised by Dorchester and District Bible Society Action Group.
11 Bowjangles Portesham Village Hall. Artsreach event. 7.30pm. All singing, all dancing string quartet. The brand new 'Bowlympics' show. £8, £6 U18s, £25 (fam 4 - max 2 adults) on door if available or in advance from Village Cafe, PO and Gill Brignell. Tues mornings from 26th June. 01305 871925 (www.bowjangles.org)
11-15 Larmer Tree Festival Wilts/Dorset Border Over 70 acts performing including Paloma Faith, Tim Minchin, Jools Holland (11th) and the Levellers, in the magnificent pleasure gardens. 'A little step out of reality...' Book Tickets 02380711820. Info. 01725 552300. (www.larmertreefestival.co.uk)
12 Lyme's Olympic Day Lyme Regis will be hosting a day of sporting-theme celebrations to mark the Olympic Torch passing through the town as part of the national relay.
12 An Evening with Joanne Harris The Butterfly House, Castle Gardens, Sherborne Joanne Harris, author of "Chocolat" will be talking about her new book "Peaches for Monsieur le Cure" Tickets £15 (£13.50 members) from Winstone's Books, Chapter House Books or Sherborne Literary Society. (www.sherborneliterarysociety.com)
13-14 Italian Market South Street, Dorchester.
13-15 Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival Tolpuddle. Live music, many stalls and in tent discussions. Sunday 15th is Rally Day, Wreath Laying 1pm, Procession at 2pm. 0117 947 0521 (www.tolpuddlemartyrs.org.uk) (email: email@example.com)
14 Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society Summer Show Uplyme Village Hall and Field, Near Lyme Regis Classes, stalls, train rides, dog show, music and refreshments. Entrance £1.50. 2pm-5pm 01297 442873.
14 Jazz Night The Engine Room, Poundbury Gardens, Peverell Avenue Nr Dorchester DT1 3RT The Richard Abrahams Duo and our a la carte menu. 01305 257251 (www.thegardeneronline.co.uk)
14 Salisbury City Band Borough Gardens, Dorchester 2.30pm. (www.dorchester-tc.gov.uk)
14 RSPCA West Dorset Group Coffee Morning and Sale West End Hall, Sherborne 10am - 1pm. Cakes, plants, raffle, jewellery, books, toys, bric-a-brac etc. Admission 50p, children free.
14 Bridport & St. Vaast La Hogue Twinning Association Event - Picnic Proms in the Park with Rex Trevett Big Band Millennium Green, Mountfield, Rax Lane. 6pm-9pm. Phone for more information 01308 456722.
14 Official World Nettle Eating Competition The Bottle Inn, Marshwood, Nr Bridport DT6 5QJ. (www.thebottleinn.co.uk)
14 Jubilee Concert – Dorset Police Male Voice Choir All Saints’ Church, Piddletrenthide. 7.30pm. Tickets £10 adults, £6 child. Tickets available from local Post Office and Sue 01300 348865 and Janet 01300 348851.
14 Yetminster Fair From 1.15pm. Street market & craft hall, entertainment, children’s rides, fun dog show and lots more! Free parking and free entrance.
14 ‘A Midsummers Night Opera’ Eype Centre for the Arts. 7pm. Tickets £14.00.
14 The Sound of Summer in Lyme 2012 Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. Doors open at 8pm. Concert featuring French Canadian band ‘Mosquito-B’, ‘The Triangulators’ and ‘Mary Land and her Pure Dirt Band.’ Contact Lyme Regis TIC on 01297 442138 for further information.
14 Workshop- Creative Wire&Beaded Jewellery Tutor Fran Griffith (www.highwayfarm.co.uk) £40 + cost of beads used.
14-15 Landance 2012 Eggardon Hill, 4m East of Bridport, DT6 4PJ. 07874 248530. (www.landance.org.uk)
15 Classics at the Castle Classic Car & Supercar Show Sherborne Castle 10am - 4pm. Over 1000 spectacular vehicles from veterans to supercars, the arrival of the veteran and classic car tours, motorsports and supercar displays, trade and club stands, autojumble, craft tents and children's entertainments. 01935 813182. (www.merlinevents.com/castle)
15 Sunday Afternoon Concert St Michael's Parish Church, Lyme Regis Alison and Alex Davies (saxophone/Organ/Piano) 3.30pm followed by a cream tea in the Parish Hall.
15 Red River Hogs Borough Gardens, Dorchester 2.30pm. (www.dorchester-tc.gov.uk)
15 Summer Fayre Blackdown House, venue will be signposted off B3165 Crewkerne - Lyme Regis Rd 2pm-6pm. Entertainment for all the family, stalls, tractor & pony rides and much more includ. Music from the Blackdown Hills Steel Band. In Aid of Broadwindsor, Blackdown & Burstock Churches. 01308 868083/ 01460 30661.
15 Jolly Working Morning Bridport Community Orchard, behind St Mary's Church, Bridport. From 10am.Generous tea breaks at the shed interspersed with weeding, pruning, planting! 01308 458480. (www.bridportcommunityorchard.org.uk)
16 ‘30 Years after the Falklands War’ The Butterfly House, Castle Gardens, Sherborne. 7.30pm. Sarah Jones will talk about her involvement with the Falklands Families Association, the RBL poppy factory & The Falkland Island Memorial Chapel. Music from Teresa de Roberto. Please bring your own picnic & drinks. Tickets £7.50 from Marsh’s, Cheap Street, Sherborne.
16 Bride Valley Gardening Club Puncknowle & Swyre Village Hall 7.30pm Julie Riley, Bride Valley Nurseries talking on "Cultivation of plants In and Around Ponds" Valerie Cameron. (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
17 Roman Town House Tours Colliton Park, Dorchester Guided tour as part of the CBA Festival of British Archaeology. From 10.30am. £6.50 (includes entry to the museum). 01305 756827. (www.dorsetcountymuseum.org)
17 Thorncombe Beacon and Eype Downs Guided Walk from Anchor Inn, Seatown, 5 miles. Coastal and countryside views with a couple of short but steeper climbs. Tour starts at 2pm. Pre-booking essential. £7. (www.marshwoodtrails.co.uk) or call 07796 135256.
18 Open Air Theatre - Henry V Castle Gardens, Sherborne. 7.30pm. Gates open 6.15pm. Performed by Illyria Theatre Company. Adult £17.50, Child £12.50. Tel: 01935 814633. (www.illyria.uk.com)
18 Electric Bike Tour of Marshwood Vale From Morcombelake. Approx 15 miles (approx 2.5 hours) with glorious countryside views. Tour starts at 2pm. Pre-booking essential. £25. More details at (www.marshwoodtrails.co.uk) or call 07796 135256.
19 Textiles Workshop ~ Shibori dyeing with indigo. Annabel Wilson The process of dyeing with indigo is magical! £45 incl materials (www.highwayfarm.co.uk)
20 Community Market St. Martin's Community Hall, Broadmayne (next to church) 2pm-3.30pm. Raffle, craft, plants, local produce and much more. Tea and coffee. All proceeds to the Community Hall. Eleanor Piper 01305 853765.
20 Nigel Ogden - The Organist Entertains St Michael's Parish Church, Lyme Regis. Tickets from TIC 01297 442138.
20 Ha Ha Hardy! Max Gate, Alington Av, Dorchester DT1 2AB. A popular show by Tim Laycock. 01305 262538.
21 Books, Coffee and Cake Moreton Village Hall DT2 8RF 10am to 12noon. Huge selection of 'as new' books for just 25p a book. Home made cake and coffee/tea. Donation of books always welcome. Maeve 01929 463221.
21 Weldmar Hospicecare Trust Fete Joseph Weld Hospice, Herringston Road, Dorchester DT1 2SL. 11am-4pm. Tel: 01305 261800. (www.weld-hospice.org.uk)
21 St Swithun's Band Bucky Doo Square, Town Centre, Bridport. Free open-air performance for shoppers enjoyment. Morning only.
21 Book Fair Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 9.30am - 4pm. 01803 613356.
21 Concert for Cancer Borough Gardens, Dorchester Fundraising event for Cancer Research UK. 11am - 7pm. Live music, stalls, bouncy castle & much more. (www.dorchester-tc.gov.uk)
21 Happy's Circus Frome Valley First School, School Drive, Crossways, Dorchester DT2 8WR. 12pm start with a Juggler, BBQ, face painters, bouncy castle and much more! Tickets £7 each with 1-2yr olds free. Performance in the Big Top at 2pm. Limited tickets available from the school or Val 01305 851599.
21 Leigh Village Festival 2012 Leigh Village Hall. Taste and buy some of the best food and drink on offer from local producers. Also features a classic car show. 10am til 4pm. £2 Adults Children U15 Free 01935 873846.
21 Chedington Street Fair 12pm to 5pm 01935 891232 / 01935 891891. (email: email@example.com)
21 Diamond Jubilee Concert The Church of St. Simon & St. Jude, Winterborne Monkton 7pm. Duncan Honeybourne (Organ) and Friends celebrate with Royal Music. Tickets £5 in advance from 30 Grosvenor Rd, Dorchester DT1 2BD OR Southmead, Winterborne Monkton, DT2 9PR, or £6 on the door. Cheques payable to Monkton Church PCC. Please enclose SAE.
21 Bridport Craft Fair Bridport Town Hall. Upstairs from 9am-3pm. 01308 456722.
21-22 Church Flower Festival Owermoinge. Open Gardens, Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 12-4.30pm. Songs of Praise, Sun 6pm.
21-22 Art@Eype Eype Centre for the Arts, Eype, Bridport Art exhibition showing work by many popular local artists. Open 10.30am-5.30pm (4.30pm on Sunday). Free 01308 898420. (www.eypechurcharts.co.uk)
21-22 Milling Weekend Sturminster Newton Mill, DT10 2HW. 11am-5pm. Winnowing the grain between 11am-2pm and grinding corn into flour between 2-5pm. Adults £2.50, Children Free. 01747 854355. (www.sturminsternewton-museum.co.uk)
21-29 Lifeboat Week Lyme Regis. A week full of fun, from a Teddy Bears Picnic to an Emergency Services Day, Pavement Art to Swimming in the Bay. There will be Classic Cars, Music nearly every night, Fireworks and Military Displays - Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week certainly has something for everyone!
21-29 July Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week A fun-filled week of fundraising activities to help save lives at sea. Red Arrows display 29 July at 4pm.
21-29 Sherborne Art Club Open Exhibition Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne.
22 Sunday Afternoon Concert St Michael's Parish Church, Lyme Regis Elizabeth Denham and Richard Godfrey (mezzo soprano/organ/piano) 3.30pm followed by a cream tea in the Parish Hall.
22 Icarus Borough Gardens, Dorchester 2.30pm. (www.dorchester-tc.gov.uk)
22 Oxley Olympics Charity Event Oxley Sports Centre, Bradford Road, Sherborne 10am - 4pm. 18 Olympic events with a twist - including octagonal jump, welly boot throwing, hamster ball racing and more... Donations to charity. Enter your winning Olympic team 6-10 team members - 16 years +. Entry forms available from Oxley 01935 818270. (www.oxleysc.com)
24 All Saints Church Tours (Archaeology Store for Dorset County Museum) From 10.30am. £6.50 (includes entry to the museum). 01305 756827. (www.dorsetcountymuseum.org)
24 Electric Bike Tour of Shipton Gorge and Loders From Hive Beach cafe, Burton Bradstock. Approx 15 miles with glorious countryside views. Tours start at 10.30am. Pre-booking essential. £25. More details at (www.marshwoodtrails.co.uk) or call 07796 135256.
24-26 New Forest and Hampshire County Show New Park, Brockenhurst SO42 7QH. Celebration of traditional country pursuits. 20% off tickets bought before 11th July, available from Dorchester TIC 01305 267992.
24-05/08 Southwest 7 Exhibition Eype Centre for the Arts, Eype, Bridport Art exhibition of seascapes, landscapes, sculpture and art assemblages. Open 10.30-4.30pm. 01308 898420. (www.eypechurcharts.co.uk)
25 Somer's Day Parade Lyme Regis. 11am start Langmoor Gardens to Cobb Celebration of the life of Sir George Somers.
25 Bonkers about Birds Uplyme Village Hall , Near Lyme Regis A family evening with the RSPB run by Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society. Tickets £3 adults, £1 children. All profits to Lifeboat Week. 7.30pm 07831 533580.
25 Make an Olympic Laurel Wreath & Flags Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1XA 10.30am-12am 01305 262735. (www.dorsetcountymuseum.org)
25 A Celebration of Love Parks Week Borough Gardens, Dorchester 10am-4pm. (www.dorchester-tc.gov.uk)
26 Annual RNLI Raft Race River Brit, West Bay, Nr Bridport DT6 4EN. 6.30pm. Watch home made rafts race, entries - teams of up to 6 people and must be received at least a week before the event. 01308 427212.
26 The Work of the Dorset County Museum St. George's Church Hall, Fordington, Dorchester 2.30pm. Talk by Dr Jon Murden. Part of the National Trust South Dorset Association Programme 2012. All Welcome. Guests £3.
26 Thomas Hardy Lecture Series ‘Primitive Betrothal: The Portland Custom in Hardy’s The Well-Beloved’ Dorset Country Museum, High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1XA. 7.30pm. Call 01305 262735 for details.
26 Annual Charity Summer Fair Forde Abbey, Nr Beaminster TA20 4LU. Over 50 stalls. 10am-5pm.
26 Golden Cap and Langdon Wood Guided Walk 4 miles. Coastal and countryside views with a couple of steady climbs. Tour starts at 2pm. Pre-booking essential. £7. More details at (www.marshwoodtrails.co.uk) or call 07796 135256.
27 Antiques Auction Long Street Sale Rooms, Sherborne 01935 812277. (www.charterhouse-auction.com)
27 ‘Monique – Concert of Edith Piaf & Original Songs of the Sea’ Eype Centre for the Arts. 8pm. £10.
27-28 Olympic Weekend The Engine Room, Poundbury Gardens, Peverell Avenue Nr Dorchester DT1 3RT Three courses or go for gold with our seven-course menu. 01305 257251. (www.thegardeneronline.co.uk)
28 Antiques & Flea Market Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne 9am - 4pm 01963 250108.
28 Bag of Rats Borough Gardens, Dorchester 3pm. Organised by the Friends of the Borough Gardens.
28 Monthly Gift and Craft Fayre St Mary's Church Hall,South St Bridport 20+ stalls in aid of CLIC Sargent, Julia's House and LEAF 10am - 3pm.
28 Model Railway Exhibition Bridport United Church Hall, East St, Bridport From 10am til 5pm. Layouts, trade stands, demos and raffle.
28 Electric Bike Tour of Bride Valley From Hive Beach cafe, Burton Bradstock. 15 miles (approx 2.5 hours) with glorious countryside views. Tour starts at 10.30am. Pre-booking essential. £25. More details (www.marshwoodtrails.co.uk) or call 07796 135256.
28-29 Steam & Vintage Show Gartell Light Railway, Templecombe 10am - 5pm. Steam (road and rail), vintage vehicles, stationary engines, crafts & models, static/working displays, trade stands, model boats, plus train service on GLR. Fully licensed bar. Admission £3 per person (train rides extra) 07970 113270. (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
28-29 Circus Skills Abbotsbury Childrens Farm, DT3 4JJ. Learn how to juggle and be a clown. 01305 871817.
29 Sunday Afternoon Concert – Lyme Regis Organ School Recital St Michael's Parish Church, Church Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3BS. 3.30pm. Ricky Romain and John Sterckx (sitar and tabla), popular local exponents of Indian Classical Music. Retiring collection. Followed by a cream tea in the Parish Hall. 01297 445709.
29 The Dorchester Quartet Borough Gardens, Dorchester 2.30pm.
29 The Merry Wives of Windsor – Wessex Actors Company Poundbury Farm House, Poundbury Farm Way, Nr Dorchester. Performances at 1pm & 6pm. Doors open at 11.30am for matinee picnics and at 4.30pm for evening. Advance Tickets, Matinee - £12 adults, £8 under 17s. Evenings - All £12. Tickets from Dorchester TIC 01305 267992.
29-19/8 Sherborne Summer School of Music and Concertfest Various locations in Sherborne. The Summer School of Music returns to Sherborne with a whole range of courses plus the now well established Concertfest series of thirty-three public concerts and recitals. Full list of concerts will be published in July. 01342 893963. (www.sherbornesummerschoolofmusic.co.uk)
30-3 Aug Summer Fun Club Leweston School, Nr Sherborne. Lots of fun sports to try for ages 5 - 11 years. 9am - 5pm. 01963 210783. (email: email@example.com)
31 Illyria - Henry V Millennium Green, Bridport 7pm. (www.illyria.uk.com)
West Dorset Tourist Information Centres
Dorchester TIC, Antelope Walk, Dorchester
Bridport TIC, South Street, Bridport
Sherborne TIC, Digby Road, Sherborne
Lyme Regis TIC, Church Street, Lyme Regis
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