West Bay, Bridport, Dorset
Jurassic Heritage Coast
West Bay, Bridport, Dorset - Events

West Bay, Bridport


Friday, 18th August 2017, 9:00pm

West Dorset, UK


West Bay on Facebook West Bay on Twitter West Bay on Instagram West Bay on YouTube - westbayuk

West Bay Sunshine

West Dorset

West Dorset District Council

What's on in and around West Dorset

May 2013

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

19/04-10/05 Exhibition of new work by Jennifer Mackenzie & Paul Treasure The Jerram Gallery, Half Moon St, Sherborne. Daily 9:30am - 5pm Monday to Saturday. All Gallery stock can be viewed online. 01935 815261 (www.jerramgallery.com)

01 Dave Bowen and Jazz Friends The Three Compasses, Charminster, DT2 9QT. 8:30pm. Free. 01305 263618

01 Live Music with Samantha Muir The Arch, Swan Yard, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3AX. Be swept away by beautiful classical guitar. £19.95, includes a delicious 3 course meal. Booking advisable. 01935 817022

02 Lunchtime Concert: Illumine Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 1pm. Free. 01305 756827

02 Ramblers Walk: Beaminster to Netherbury Yarn Barton Car Park, Beaminster. This South Somerset Ramblers 4 mile walk starts at 10:30am. Please contact organiser to confirm details. 01935 850227 (www.somersetramblers.co.uk)

02 Performance by Singer/Songwriter Oak The Ropemakers Pub, West St, Bridport. 8pm, Pagan Moot meet. 07539 316595

02 Quiz Evening St George’s Church Hall, Fordington, Dorchester. 7:30pm. Come as a team of 4 or make up a team on arrival. In aid of The Children’s Society. £5 inc. Ploughman’s Supper (BYO drink). 01305 262436 / 01305 262668

03 An Evening with Richard Digance The Exchange, Old Market Hill, Sturminster Newton DT10 1FH. 7:30pm. Bringing hysterical nostalgia and a wealth of new songs and anecdotes, truly an evening not to be missed. £16.50. 01258 475137

03-05 Lyme Regis Fossil Festival A natural science and arts cultural extravaganza on the beautiful Jurassic coast. Street theatre, music & exhibitors from the UK's top natural science organisations and institutions. (www.fossilfestival.com)

03-05 Powerboat Grand Prix Round 1 National Raceboat Championship Powerboat racing off West Bay, going East towards Lyme Regis. Racing days 4th & 5th Boats launching from 11am, Racing until 3:30pm 01548 856154 (www.ocrda.org)

03-08 Sherborne Abbey Music Festival For more info. and tickets contact Sherborne TIC. (www.sherborneabbey.org)

04 Plant Sale Portesham Village Hall, Nr Weymouth, DT3 4NS. 10am-12noon. 01305 871043 (email: geoffhawtin@hotmail.com)

04 Sherborne Annual May Craft Fair Digby Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 10am-4pm. Free. 01749 677049

04 Music in Bucky Doo Square: Wessex Military Band Bridport Town Centre. Morning performance for shoppers to enjoy.

04 Hazelwood Walking Stick Workshop with Peter Snelson Highway Farm, West Road, Bridport, DT6 6AE. 10:30am-4:30pm. Make your own; learn a traditional craft. £45 materials incl. 01308 424321 (www.highwayfarm.co.uk)

04 Gypsy Fire Performance Sladers Yard, West Bay, Bridport. 2:30pm & 8:30pm shows. £15 (lunch +£10) 01308 459511

04 The Garden Fair Colyton Grammar school, Colyford, Devon. 10am-4pm. Plant and craft stalls/ cafe/ BBQ/ indoor children's area with craft activities, musical entertainment/ cake stall/raffle and much more. Adults £3, children free. 01297 553211

04 & 10 Encaustic Wax Painting Artisan, 4 Lower Blakemere Road, Poundbury, DT1 3RZ. 10am-1pm. £25. 01305 751804

04-05 Alfest Music Festival Gillingham & Shaftsbury Show Ground, SP7 9PL. 11am onwards. A musical feast as well as mouth watering food food & drink. In aid of the Alfie O'Neill Cerebral Palsy Fund. 07526 776778 (www.alfest2013.co.uk)

04-05 Dorchester Town Youth Football Tournament Sandringham Sports Centre, Dorchester. Details: (www.dtyfc.co.uk)

04-06 Sherborne Castle Craft & Garden Fair Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne, DT9 5NR. 10am. All are welcome to this annual event featuring artists, woodworkers and jewellers. Children's entertainment. Food & refreshments.

04-06 & 25-27 Big Banana Bonanza Monkey World, Wool, Nr Wareham, BH20 6HH. 10am-5pm. Every child that enters the park bringing a banana for the primates receives a Free Monkey World Badge. 01929 462537 (www.monkeyworld.org)

05 Dorset Knob Throwing and Frome Valley Food Festival Cattistock, Nr Dorchester. 10am-4pm. £2.50 under 12s free. Raising funds for the Cricket Club, the Football Club, the Playing Fields & the Savill Hall. (www.dorsetknobthrowing.com)

05 Blessing of the Boats The Boathouse, The Cobb. 3pm. Rogation Sunday: Family service where wreaths are blessed and taken out to sea by the lifeboat where they are laid to commemorate those lost at sea. Lyme Regis Town Band playing.

05 Plant Fair Athelhampton House, Nr Dorchester. 10:30am-3pm. Specialist nurseries . Refreshments. Admission applies.

05 May Day Fete Anning Road Recreation Ground. 2pm. Stalls from local organisations with entertainment from the young people of Lyme. All local organisations and charities are invited to have a stall. 01297 442220 (email: info@lymeregiscarnival.co.uk)

05 Street Fayre Tolpuddle Village near Dorchester 12noon-5pm. Free parking. Lunches, teas, bar & a variety of stalls and fun entertainment. £3pp, Under 12s Free. Proceeds to Tolpuddle Village Charities. 07977 421336 (email: nettie.pitman@gmail.com)

05 Waterwheel Open Day Castleton Steam & Waterwheel Centre, Sherborne. 11am-4:30pm. Featuring the massive 26ft diameter waterwheel built in 1869. £5, Children free. (English Heritage £3.) 01963 250206 / 01935 389535 (www.sswc.co.uk)

06 Cattistock Point To Point Littlewindsor, nr Beaminster. First race at 2pm. Signposted from main roads. 01300 320246

06 May Day Duck Race down the River Lym at noon, raising money for Lyme’s Christmas Lights. (www.lymeregiscarnival.co.uk)

06 Gartell Light Railway Open Day Common Lane, Yenston, Templecombe, BA8 0NB. Hourly steam trains. 01963 370752

06 Craft Fair Broadwindsor Village Hall. 11am – 2pm, for Beaminster Playgroup. 01308681620 (email: info@thewobblycottage.co.uk)

06 Tank Action Display Tank Museum, Bovington, Nr Wool. Open 10am-5pm. Display at 1pm. Included in admission fee. Also tracked vehicle rides £3pp. 01929 405096 (www.tankmuseum.org)

06 Leweston Open Day Leweston, Sherborne. 9:45am-1pm. Nursery, Prep & Senior School in 46 acres of parkland. Offers a challenging & inspiring education to girls aged 2 -18 & boys aged 2 -11. 01963 211010 (email: admissions@leweston.dorset.sch.uk)

07 Finds Day Sherborne Museum. Bring a find for Liason Officer Ciorstaidh Trevarthen to examine. Free.

07 Rogation Day at the Friary The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7BE. All are welcome to join in the Midday Eucharist, beating the bounds and asking God’s blessing on the land and crops, followed by a shared lunch. 01300 341741

07 Full day coach trip to RHS Wisley Gardens. Depart Uplyme Village Hall. 7:45am. URRH Members £15 (Non members £17) Garden entry is free as we are affiliated RHS members. Please ring by April 19th to book your seat. 07831 533580

07 Monthly Wine Dinner Summer Lodge Country House, Evershot, DT2 0JR. Wine from the House of Gresser, in Alsace. 7pm: aperitifs. 7:30pm: Four-course dinner to complement the wines. £99. 01935 482031 (www.summerlodgehotel.com)

07 Beaminster Plant Sales Beaminster Hall. 9:30am onwards. Huge range of plants.

08 Time for Peace Borough Gardens, Dorchester. 12noon.

08 Open Mic Night at The Arch The Arch, Swan Yard, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3AX. Continuing our monthly open mic night for musicians, comedians and singers, professional or otherwise. Free entry. 01935 817022

08 Sherborne Flicks - Les Miserables (12A) Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Tickets £6 from Sherborne TIC.

09 The Blues Band – Live on Tour The Exchange, Old Market Hill, Sturminster Newton, DT10 1FH. 7:30pm. ‘a wonderful evening of rythm and blues as it should be played’ £18 Adv, £19 on the door. 01258 475137 (www.stur-exchange.co.uk)

10 Young Musicians Charity Concert The Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester, DT1 1HF. 7pm, free, (collection for Julia's House). Young musicians from Dorchester & surrounding schools. 01305 751545

10 Woodwind recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. By the students of the Sherborne Music School. Free.

10-12 Art Exhibition Upwey Village Hall Nr Dorchester DT3 5QE 11am-5pm daily. With Armin Hermann, Barbara Kranefeld, Colin Tracy and Damian Clarke. Free. (email: barbara.kranefeld@gmail.com)

10-12 Foodie Show Dorset with Top Chef & Home/Gift Fair Dorchester Football Stadium, Weymouth Av. DT1 2RY. Fri-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-5pm. Chef, Jean-Christophe Novelli, stalls with food and drink, crafts, fashion accessories and lots, lots more! Adults £10, £7.50 OAP, Children U16 Free. From local TICs. (www.foodieshowdorset.co.uk)

11 Gift & Craft Fayre St Mary's Church House, South St, Bridport. 9:30am-2:30pm. 20+ stalls. Free entry. 01308 425023

11 St Swithun's Band Performance Bothenhampton Church, Bridport. 11am. As part of the Rogation Sunday Service.

11 Shadow of the Workhouse Loders Village Hall, Nr Bridport. 2pm-4:30pm. £2. (Afternoon tea inc). 01935 812347

11 Sound of Blue Note The Plume of Feathers, Half Moon Street, Sherborne. 7:30pm. £12. Members £8. 01935 816569

11 Round the Year with the Gallery Quire St. Peter's Church, West Knighton, Dorchester, DT2 8EB. 7:30pm. Beaminster Gallery Quire in period costume present from two centuries ago - church music of the seasons, along with song & dance tunes, readings from Thomas Hardy & others. Refreshments available for a donation. £6. 01305 852640 or 01305 854795

11 Pendulums by Malcolm Pipes St. George’s Church Hall, Fordington, Dorchester DT1 1LB. 7pm for 7:30pm start. Dorset Clock Society Event. Info: 01258 840501 (email: chris.mckay@tesco.net)

11 Parnham Voices - From East to West Concert Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Road, Beaminster, DT8 3NB. 7:30pm. Six centuries of accapella choral music. Tickets £8. 01308 863577

11 May Fayre Music Fest Piddle Valley First School, Piddletrenthide, DT2 7QL. 3pm-8pm. Maypole dancing, music, stalls, games, food & an evening of live bands, BBQ & bar. Day ticket £5 from Dorch TIC, afternoon £1on the door. 01300 348219

11 Service at St Catherine's Chapel Abbotsbury, nr Dorchester. (grid reference SY57238482). at 7pm.

11 The Friends of the Yeatman - Plants, Coffee & Cakes Abbey Grange, Hospital Lane, Sherborne. 10am-12noon. Any plants very gratefully received, beforehand or on the day! 07557 507515

11 Joint Heritage Day Family History centre, by the Conduit, Sherborne. 10:30am-3:30pm. The Somerset & Dorset Family History Society, Sherborne Museum, & Steam & Waterwheel Centre. See what we do, stalls, raffle, book sale etc. Free.

11-12 Open Garden Days at the Friary The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7BE. A chance to visit the Secret Garden at its best time of the year. Sponsored by the National Gardens Scheme. Enquire for further details 01300 341741

11-12 Milling Weekend Sturminster Newton Mill, DT10 2HW. 11am-5pm. View this wonderful mill working to produce flour, learn more of the history and operation of the Mill and explore the Mill building. Produce available to buy. 01258 473760

12 Music in Bucky Doo Square: St Swithun's Band Bridport Town Centre. Morning performance for shoppers to enjoy.

12 May Blossom Celebration Bridport Community Orchard, off South Street, Bridport. Our next work day 10am-1pm. Refreshments, pond dipping, information about bees, plants for sale. Picnics welcome. (email: jill.lloyd15@talktalk.net)

12 Book Fair Stratton Village Hall, Nr Dorchester DT2 9WG. 10:30am-4pm. 01763 248400

14 Beaminster Plant Sales Beaminster Hall. 9:30am onwards. Huge range of plants.

14 Photos from Bridport Museum United Church Hall, East St, Bridport. 2:30pm. By Bruce Upton. £2.50/£1. 01308 456876

14-12/06 Creation: A Celebration Sherborne Abbey. Exhibition of beautiful tapestry & caligraphy by Sue Symons. Free.

14-18 'Calamity Jane' Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis. Operatic Soc. £11/£5, from Fortum, Smith & Banwell, Lyme. 01297445666

15 WDD&FAS Talk: Goya-State & Subversion Highlands End Leisure Centre, Eype, Bridport. 2:30pm. By Warren Hearnden.

15 Adult Craft Session: Braiding & Knotting Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 1pm-3:30pm. £7.50 per person. Pre-Booking Essentail. All materials provided. 01305 756827 (www.dorsetcountymuseum.org)

15 Sherborne Singles The Arch, Swan Yard, Sherborne, DT9 3AX. Free singles night . Meet new friends! 01935 817022

15 Portraiture in Oils with James Meiklejohn Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 10am-4pm. Working from live models, explore the approaches to protraiture using this versatile medium. Non-Members £40, Artslink £35. 01935 815899

16 Museums at Night The Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, Somerset. As part of the National Museum at Night initiative, the Museum will screen some rare, historical films of the early days of the Fleet Air Arm. 01935 840565 (www.fleetairarm.com)

16 Making Dorset Buttons Artisan, 4 Lower Blakemere Road, Poundbury DT1 3RZ. 2pm-4pm. £15. 01305 751804

17 Museums at Night Sherborne Museum. 6pm - 8pm. Unusual exhibits from the reserve collections will be displayed. Free.

17 Market St. Martin's Community Hall (By the Church), Broadmayne, Nr Dorchester. 2pm-3:30pm. Raffle, craft, books, cards, local produce, plants from local Nursery, cakes and preserves. Tea/Coffee. Proceeds towards the Hall. 01305 853765

17 Piano recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. By the students of the Sherborne Music School. Free.

18 The Dorset Chamber Orchestra Concert St. Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester, DT1 2HJ. 7:30pm. Alex Hamilton (horn), Sasakia Wilkins (soprano) and Sofia Tavener (violin). £12.50 on the door.

18 Museums at Night Dorchester Museums. 5pm-approx.9pm. Includes the Dorset County Museum, The Keep Military Museum, Tutankahmun Exhibition, Dinosaur Museum, Teddy Bear Museum, Terracotta Warriors Museum and the Roman Town House. Special Preview: Max Gate, only open 3:30pm-5:30pm. Tickets £8 from Dorchester TIC. 01305 267992

18 Wild Spring Harvest The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7BE. A day of foraging and exploring. 01300 341741

18 Books, Coffee and Cake Moreton Village Hall, Nr Dorchester, DT2 8RF. 10am-12noon. Huge selection of 'as new' books for just 25p a book. Donation of books always welcome. 01929 463221 (email: moretonvillagehall@talktalk.net)

18 Plant Sale & Coffee morning. Uplyme Village Hall, Near Lyme Regis. Donations please for produce table (cakes, jam, veg, etc.) 9:30am-12pm. Entry £1. 01297 444034 (www.ulrhs.wordpress.com)

18 Bridport Craft Fair Bridport Town Hall. Craft Fair upstairs in the Town Hall from 9am - 3pm. 01308 456722

18 Music in Bucky Doo Square: Bucky Don'ts Bridport Town Centre. Morning performance for the enjoyment of shoppers.

18 St Margaret's Spring Fair in Yeovil Yeovil Hospice. 11am - 4pm. 01935 709485

18 Piddlehinton Millennium Green Trust - Barn Dance Herrison Hall Ballroom, Charlton Down Nr Dorchester DT2 9UD 7:30pm-11pm. Live country band Jeroka. Pasty supper, bar and raffle. £10, Under 16s £7. 01300 348286 / 01300 348117.

18 Family Dog Show Joseph Weld Hospice Meadow, Herringston Road, Dorchester DT1 2SL. 12noon-4pm, judging at 1pm. Entrance £1 adult, children free. Novelty classes £1 per entry. 01305 261800 (www.weld-hospice.org.uk)

18 3D Wet Felting a Pot, 10am-1pm. £25 inc. materials. Saturday Crafternoon 1:30pm-4pm. £3 bring your current project, meet new people & enjoy homemade cake. Both at Artisan, 4 Lower Blakemere Road, Poundbury DT1 3RZ. 01305 751804

18 Poyntington Spring Fair Poyntington, Nr Sherborne. 11am-4pm. Plants, books, cakes, teas, lunches, bar and more.

18 Barn Dance Herrison Hall Ballroom, Charlton Down, DT2 9UD. 7:30pm-11pm. £10/£7. Pasty Supper & Bar.01300 348286

18-19 Spring Tide Festival Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock DT6 4RF. 10am-4pm. Dorset’s Jurassic Food Festival. Plus a range of arts, rural skills and music. Entry £1. 01297 489481 (www.spring-tide.org.uk)

19 Race for Life Kingston Mauward College, Nr Dorchester, DT2 8PY. 11am - 2pm. 01305 215000

19 Durnovaria Silver Band Borough Gardens, Dorchester. 2:30pm.

19 A Bit of A Do' Latch, School House Lane, Litton Cheney. 2pm-5pm. Bride Valley Fledglings Pre School invites you to an afternoon of historic vehicles, cream teas, cake and live jazz. Only £1 entry. (www.bridevalleyfledglings.co.uk)

19 Ramblers Walk: Beaminster to West Milton Yarn Barton Car Park, Beaminster. This South Somerset Ramblers 12 mile walk starts at 10:30am. Please contact to confirm details. 01460 30163 (www.somersetramblers.co.uk)

19 Minterne Plant Sale Minterne House, Minterne Magna, Dorchester, DT2 7AU. 10:30am-4:30pm. Over 10,000 quality plants at great prices. Entry £3, under 16s Free. (www.minterne.co.uk)

20 Bride Valley Gardening Club Talk: Puncknowle Village Hall, Nr Bridport. 7:30pm. Talk on Clematis. 01308 898473

21 Sherborne Historical Society : Visit to Inwood House Visit to Inwood House, Templecombe. Guided tour by Richard de Pelet. Tea. Own transport. Enquire for details. 01935 816650 (email: janesedward@hotmail.co.uk)

21 Beaminster Plant Sales Beaminster Hall. 9:30am onwards. Huge range of plants.

22 The Old Testament –Do we need it? Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. Insight lecture. Info: Parish Office 01935 816779

22 'Carnivorous Plants' Uplyme Village Hall, Near Lyme Regis. 7:30pm Horticultural talk by Dennis Balsdon. 01297 444034

22 Live Music with Robbie McIntosh, Steve Wilson & Jess Upton The Arch, Swan Yard, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3AX. Laid-back guitar and vocal sound. £19.95, includes a 3 course meal. Book early: 01935 817022 (www.robbiemcintosh.com)

22 Solar variability and climate change Senior Lunch Club Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Talk by Prof. Michael Lockwood, University of Reading. 01935 813896 (www.sherbornesciencecafe.co.uk)

23 Boo Hewerdine Broadmayne Village Hall, Dorchester, DT2 8EW. 8pm. £7. 07786 654074 (www.sunrayfolkclub.co.uk)

23 70th Anniversary Screening of 'The Dambusters' The Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester, DT1 1HF. Bar open from 6:30pm, starts 7:30pm. Adults £5, Under 16s £2 on the door. All profits to the RAF Benevolent Fund.

23 Dorset Buttons Beads & Bumps Artisan, 4 Lower Blakemere Rd, Poundbury, DT1 3RZ. 2pm-4pm. £15. 01305 751804

24 Chamber Music Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. By the students of the Sherborne Music School. Free.

24 Call My Bluff - Wine Tasting Brownsword Hall, Pummery Sqaure, Poundbury, DT1 3GW. 7pm for 7:30pm. Come as a team of 6 or join in. Prize for winning team. BYO nibbles. 18+ only. Raffle. £8. 01305 262070 (www.brownswordevents.org.uk)

24 Bravo Two Zero, Twenty Years On The Tank Museum, Bovington Nr, Wareham, BH20 6JG. A special appearance & book signing with Andy McNab. Lecture £13, lecture with curry meal £21 (Food service 6:30pm-7:30pm). 01929 462359

24-26 ‘Rejoicing in God’s Creation’ Hilfield Friary, Dorchester, DT2 7BE. Led by Andy Lester & Sir G. Prance. 01300 341741

25 Antique & Fleamarket Digby Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 9am-4pm. 01963 250108 / 01935 472998

25 Bridport May Fair Millennium Green, Mountfield, Rax Lane, Bridport, DT6 3JP. 12noon-4pm. Celebrating May Day on this Bank Holiday Monday, there will be Maypole Dancers, Crowning of the May Queen, stalls and music!

25 Abba Tribute George Albert Hotel, Wardon Hill, Evershot, Dorchester, DT2 9PW. 7:30pm for 8pm sit down. £22.50pp includes 3 course meal. Advanced reservations required. Fancy dress optional. 01935 483430 (www.gahotel.co.uk)

25 Auntie Ann's Craft Fair Bridport Arts Centre, South St, Bridport. 9:30am-2:30pm. (email: auntieannscraftfairs@gmail.com)

25 Allington Strings Spring Concert St Mary's Church, South St, Bridport. 7:30pm. £7 on door. (email: jrrobson@hotmail.co.uk)

25-02/06 Camouflage Experience The Tank Museum, Bovington Nr, Wareham, BH20 6JG. Family activities. Kids in Camo go free! (T&C apply) Action Displays weekdays 1pm. Vehicle Rides daily (fee applies). 01929 405096 (www.tankmuseum.org)

25-02/06 Treasure Hunt Tutankhamun Exhibition, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1UW. 10am-5pm daily. 01305 269571

25-09/06 Art Wey Open Studios Various venues in Weymouth and Portland. See website for details. (www.artwey.co.uk)

26 Dave Bowen Quintet The Trooper Inn, Stourton Caundle, Sturminster Newton, DT10 2JW. 1pm - 3pm.

26 Waterwheel Open Day Castleton Steam & Waterwheel Centre, Sherborne. 11am-4:30pm. Featuring the massive 26ft diameter waterwheel built in 1869. £5, Children free. (English Heritage £3.) 01963 250206 / 01935 389535 (www.sswc.co.uk)

26 Dorchester Town FC Community Fun Day The Great Field, Poundbury, Dorchester. 10am - 7pm.

26-27 International RC Air Show The Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, Somerset. Competition showcasing the best Radio Controlled helicopter displays from around the world. Experts to give help & advice. 01935 840565 (www.fleetairarm.com)

26-27 Sydling St Nicholas Open Gardens Sydling St Nicholas, Nr Dorchester DT2 9NU 2pm-6pm. £4per person. 15 gardens & the parish church open, & plant sale. Cakes, teas & etc. at the Village Hall. Tickets from the hall from 2pm. 01300 341252

26-10/06 Dorset Art Weeks Various locations in Dorset; Biggest Open Studios Event in the country. (www.dorsetartweeks.co.uk)

27 Sherborne Castle Country Fair DT9 5NR. 10am-6pm. Country activities, stands & entertainment, & one of the largest Rare Breed Shows in the country. A fun-filled day for all. Advance tickets from Sherborne TIC. (www.sherbornecountryfair.com)

27 Gartell Light Railway Open Day Common Lane, Yenston, Templecombe. BA8 0NB. Hourly steam trains. 01963 370752

27 Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion Borough Gardens, Dorchester. 2:30pm.

28 Annual General Meeting Langton Herring Village Hall, Nr Weymouth, DT3 4JA. Chesil Bank Garden Club. 01305 871043

28 Dorchester Ghost Walk Lead by Chris Gallarus. 8pm from The Kings Arms Hotel, High East Street. £6/£3. 07773286197

28 Beaminster Plant Sales Beaminster Hall. 9:30am onwards. Huge range of plants.

29 The Art of Taxidermy: Past and Present Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7:30pm. A talk by Jonathan McGowan. Free but £3 donation encouraged. 01305 756827 (www.dorsetcountymuseum.org)

29 Family Activity: Mini Crazy Golf Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 10:30am-12noon. Free. Adults must remain with their children at all times. 2 children per adult. 01305 756827 (www.dorsetcountymuseum.org)

29 Presenting your artwork with Richard Turner Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 10am-1pm. Demonstration on how to use mounting and framing to present your work to its best advantage. Non-Members £15, Artslink £10. 01935 815899

29-01/06 150th Royal Bath & West Show Bath & West Showground. A great day out for families, foodies & rural enthusiasts! 600 stands, wonderful local produce & the UK's biggest cider competition. Tickets from TICs & (www.bathandwest.com)

30 Arts Buffet Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. Sherborne ArtsLink. 10am-12:30pm, 2pm-4pm. For Under 12s, no food but a lot of art materials. Just turn up and have some creative fun. 01935 815899 (www.sherborneartslink.org.uk)

30 Visit Manor House Beaminster Manor House Beaminster. 2:30pm. Depart in shared cars from Uplyme Village Hall at 1:45pm. £6 to include afternoon tea. Book by May 25th. 01297 443793 or 07901 932535

30 Ramblers Walk Mosterton Mosterton Village Hall. 10am. Confirm details first: 01460 73695 (www.somersetramblers.co.uk)

30 Wine Tasting 'Rhone' Cafe Paninis, Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 1QR. 7:30pm for 8pm. £30 with a three course meal and tutored tasting. Glass of wine and canapes on arrival. 8-10 wines presented. Booking essentail. 01308 427500

30 Humanism in a Multicultural Society Wessex Royale Hotel, 32 High West Street, Dorchester 7:30pm. Free, but £2 donation suggested. Everyone welcome. 07921 311518 (email: westdorsethumanists@hotmail.com)

31 Bridport Auction The Auction House, St Michaels Trading Estate, Bridport. 10am. Collectables & antiques. 01308 459400

31 Gypsy and Traveller Event Borough Gardens, Dorchester. 12noon - 4pm.

31 Wine Tasting 'Rhone' Palmers Brewery, West Bay Road, Bridport, DT6 4JA. 7:30pm for 8pm. £12.50pp tutored tasting. Glass of wine and canapes on arrival. Booking essentail. 01308 427500 (www.palmerswinestore.com)

31-21/06 Exhibition of new work by Katherine Swinfen Eady The Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne. Open daily from 9:30am - 5pm Monday to Saturday. All Gallery stock can be viewed online. 01935 815261 (www.jerramgallery.com)

West Dorset Tourist Information Centres

Dorchester TIC, Antelope Walk, Dorchester
Tel: 01305 267992

Bridport TIC, South Street, Bridport
Tel: 01308 424901

Sherborne TIC, Digby Road, Sherborne
Tel: 01935 815341

Lyme Regis TIC, Church Street, Lyme Regis
Tel: 01297 442138

email: dorchester.tic@westdorset-weymouth.gov.uk
twitter: @DorchesterTIC

email: bridport.tic@westdorset-weymouth.gov.uk
twitter: @BridportTIC

email: sherborne.tic@westdorset-weymouth.gov.uk
twitter: @SherborneTIC

email: lymeregis.tic@westdorset-weymouth.gov.uk
twitter: @LymeRegisTIC

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 does not imply any recommendation by West Dorset District Council. Produced by West Dorset District Council, Community Enabling Division.
(www.dorsetforyou.com) | (www.visit-dorset.com)