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
24/02-21/06 Carol Fields Art Exhibition Dorset County Museum, High West St, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm. Pastel paintings by local artist, displaying many of the Dorset landscape. Exhibition entry free in Tea Room. 01305 262735
08/05-22/6 12x12': Gail Sagman Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum, Lyme Regis. Daily, 10am-5pm. Local artist Gail Sagman’s latest visually uplifting and thought-provoking installations. (www.gailsagman.co.uk)
20/05-01/06 Winterbourne Valley Festival Martinstown Village Hall. 7:30pm. 30th Barn Dance. 31st Fete noon-4pm, Hog Roast at Brewers Arms 4:30pm-6:30pm. 1st June Lunch on Martinstown Green with music noon. Also 'Grease' the movie at Martinstown Village Hall 7:30pm. Lots to see and do all weekend, tickets from Brewers Arms, Village Shop or: 01305 889322
23/05-13/06 Exhibition of Still Life & Interiors. Jerram Gallery, Half Moon St. Sherborne. 9:30am-5pm, Mon-Sat. 01935 815261
24/05-08/06 Dorset Arts Weeks Various locations. See website for more information: (www.dorsetvisualarts.org)
27/05-02/06 Where Land Meets Sea Courtyard Gallery, Town Mill, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PU. Daily 10:30am-5pm. Free. Coastal locations of Dorset & Devon celebrated in paint, pastel & collage by local artist, Lynda White. (www.townmillartsguild.com)
01 Yetminster & Ryme Intrinsica Open Gardens 2pm-6pm. 16 gardens over two villages. £5. Teas in Yetminster Church Hall.
01 Brocante Hillside Farm, Harcombe, Lyme Regis, DT7 3RN. Vintage, handmade goods, furniture, crafts, food, local produce, clairvoyant readings, bric a brac & live music. In aid of Genesis Breast Cancer Research. Entrance fee £2.
02,9,16,23,30 Buddhist Meditation Class Friends Meeting House, Holloway Rd, Dorchester. 7pm-8:30pm. (www.thekchencentre.org)
02-14 Dorchester Art Club Exhibition Durnovaria Silver Band Hall, Little Britain/Kings Road, Fordington, Dorchester, DT1 1NJ. Open everyday 10am-4pm, except the last Saturday closing at 12noon. (www.dorchesterartclub.co.uk)
03,10,17,24 Zumba Gold Youth Centre, Tinneys Lane, Sherborne. Fun, easy to follow dance-fitness, suitable for active older adults returning to execise. £4 per class. 07866 254828 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
03-23 Colour, Line & Thread 2014 Malthouse Gallery, Town Mill , Lyme Regis, DT7 3PU. Daily 10:30am-5pm. Free. Ecclectic mix of paintings, photography, textiles, land art & sculpture by 4 local artists. (www.townmillartsguild.com)
04 Organ Recital by Paul Ellis Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free, 40mins recital, a wide variety of music. (Retiring Collection).
04,11,18,25 Zumba Gold Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. As June 2nd entry. 07866 254828 (email: email@example.com)
05 Justice Café Talk: Justice and Injustice in 19th Century Dorset Shire Hall, 62 High West Street, Dorchester. 7pm. By Henry French, Prof. of Social History at Exeter Uni. Free. Book at Dorchester TIC (www.dorsetforyou.com/shirehallproject)
06 The Kettle's on! Digby Memorial Hall, Sherborne. 2pm-4:30pm. Live music & entertainment from all eras. 07811 018284
06 Charter House Auction Long Street Sale Rooms, Sherborne. Antiques, Clocks, Coins, Stamps, Militaria. 01935 812277
06 D-Day Outdoor Service The Cliffs, Lyme Regis. 6am. A short outdoor service on the cliffs by Rev Jane Skinner. A wet weather alternative in St Michael’s Church. There will be a fly-by of period aircraft making their way to the Normandy beaches.
06 Lyme Regis Variety Show Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm. Be entertained! Tickets £5 from Lyme TIC.
06 Lunchtime Concert: Chamber Music Cheap St Church, Sherborne. By the talented students of Sherborne School. Free.
07 Sponsored Dog Walk for Weldmar Sherborne New Castle. 10am – 4:30pm. 01935 813182 (www.sherbornecastle.com)
07 Tai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong (Chi Kung) Workshop Monkton Wyld Court, Nr Lyme Regis, DT6 6DQ. Learn with Kevin Hickson. Suitable for beginners and for those with some previous experience. 01297 560342 (www.monktonwyldcourt.org)
07 Flute & Bassoons Dewlish Chapel, Middle Street, Dewlish, Dorchester. 7:30pm. by Katy Ashman (flute/bassoon) & Miles Nipper (bassoons). £8 in advance. 01258 837034 (www.artist-anita-law.co.uk)
07 Music in Bucky Doo Square: Rex Trevett Big Band Bridport Town Centre. 10am-noon, for shoppers’ enjoyment.
07 Wool British Legion Open Day WW1 Commemorations Jubilee Club, Collier's Ln, Wool, Wareham, BH20 6DJ. 12noon. Entertainment for all ages, dress in period costume & join in the fun! Military vehicles, cream teas, live music. 01929 462791
07 Quangle Wangle Choir Litton Cheney Hall, DT2 9AU. 7:30pm £6 entrance with bar facilities. All enquiries to 01305 814940
07 Bridport Ceilidhs present Monty’s Maggot with caller Will Hall. St Mary’s Church Hall, South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NW. 7:30pm-11pm. £8.50 on door or £7.50 in advance from Music Shop, or Jaxsons. (www.bridportceilidhs.wordpress.com)
07 The Three Counties Swing Band Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm-10:30pm.The D-Day swing dance. Put on your dancing shoes and support the land girls. 40’s costume optional. £8 from Lyme Regis TIC. 01297 442138
07 Mozart & Brahms recital Cheap St. Church, Cheap Street, Sherborne. 7:30pm. £10 (children £3). Info: 07708 289449
07-08 Thomas Hardy Birthday Weekend All around Dorchester. Walks, lectures & more. 01305 251501 (www.hardysociety.org)
07-08 Open Gardens Netherbury. 1pm-5pm. Refreshments, plant stalls, tombola. £6.50. (www.netherburyvillage.wordpress.com)
07-08 Hidden Gardens of Sherborne Various locations in Sherborne. A rare opportunity 15 - 20 private households opening their gardens to visitors from all over Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire. Info & weekend tickets from Sherborne TIC.
07-15 Crab Festival Various locations in Lyme Regis. Food, fishing and more. Tickets available from Lyme Regis TIC.
08 Ramblers' Sunday Stroll Meet Bucky Doo Square, Bridport Town Centre. This 2 hour stroll starts 2:30pm. Everyone welcome (children must be over 7). Dogs welcome on leads. Please contact organiser to confirm details. 01308 424787
08 Craft Fair Moreton Village Hall, Nr Dorchester, DT2 8RF. 10am-2pm. A varied selection of craft stalls; teas and home made cakes. Entry £1, Children free. Raising funds for Village Hall New Build Fund. To book a stall (£10) call: 01305 853533
08 Craft Afternoon for Children & Families. Leigh Village Hall, Nr Sherborne. 1pm-4pm. £4per child. Activities for Summer & Fathers Day & activities for smaller children. Booking in advance preferred. 01935 872458 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
08 D-Day Parade & Service From Gun Cliff to the shelters, Lyme Regis. 2pm. Short service outside the Jubilee Pavilion by Rev Jane Skinner after the parade. By the Bay Restaurant will serve ration-style food and staff will wear period clothes.
08 Open Farm Sunday Washingpool Farm, North Allington, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 5HP. 10am-4pm. Farm walk, animals, sheep-shearing, tractor & trailer rides, working farm vehicles and much much more… 01308 459549
08 Bridport Youth Football BIG Breakfast Joes's Café, Victoria Grove, Bridport. Come along and enjoy a BIG breakfast to raise funds for Under 14's Seattle 2014 trip. Tickets available from Joe's Café & Bridport TIC. 07846 295091
08-14 Bridport Food Festival Askers Meadow, Bridport. Tickets from local TICs (email: bridportfoodfestival.wordpress.com)
08,22 Open Day Castleton Steam & Waterwheel Centre, Sherborne. 11am-4:30pm. See an extensive collection of Victorian engineering featuring the massive 26ft diameter 1869 waterwheel. 01935 389535 (www.castletonwaterwheelmuseum.org.uk)
10 Lyme Regis Town Band Concert Marine Parade, Lyme Regis. 8pm. 1st Summer Concert. (www.lymeregistownband.co.uk)
10 The Shadow of the Workhouse Bridport United Church, Bridport. 2:30pm. Talk by Pat Hase. £2.50. 01308 456876
11 Organ Recital by Gabriel Chiu Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free, 40mins recital, a wide variety of music. (Retiring Collection).
11 U3A: My life in the Fairground Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis. Coffee from 10am-11am, followed by a talk.
11 ‘My walk round Britain' Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, Lyme Regis, DT7 3UY. 2:30pm-4:30pm. By George Williams. Uplyme and Lyme Regis WI. Meetings are monthly every 2nd Wednesday. 01297 444775 / 01297 35647
11 WAND Cream Tea with Gill Donnell Borough Gardens Hs, West Walks, Dorchester. 6pm-7:30pm. (email: email@example.com)
11 Twelve Years A Slave (15) Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. £6 from Sherb. TIC, or on door sub. to availability.
12 Plants that Changed the World Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 7:30pm. Talk by Castle Gardens. 01935 389867
12 Talk: 'Jane Did it First' Guildhall, Lyme Regis. 2:30pm. Talk by Diana Shervington about Jane Austen’s unfinished last novel called “Sanditon”. £2 members, £3 visitors, inc. refreshments. 01297 445503 (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk)
12 Evening Visit Braddocks nr Beaminster Depart in shared cars from Uplyme Village Hall. 6pm. Three acres of plant-packed sloping garden. (Unsuitable for wheelchairs). £4 admission. Call 01297 631644 / 01297 444034 by June 2 to book.
12 Cliffs, Coves and Contraband - Tales from the Jurassic Coast St. George's Hall, Fordington, Dorchester, DT1 1RB. 2:15pm. By Anne and Michael King. Organised by The Thursday Group. £1. Tea/biscuits. 01305 269834
12 Tasty Tales Washingpool Farm, North Allington, DT6 5HP. 7pm. Meal & stories told by Martin Maudsley. £30. 01308 458958
12-15 Cerne Abbas Music Festival Cerne Abbas. The Gaudier Ensemble. 07527 528673 (www.cerneabbasmusicfestival.co.uk)
13 Bridport Round Table Beer Festival Asker Meadow. 60+Beers, 20+ Ciders. Over 18’s. £5 entry. Live Music from 7pm.
13 Afternoon Tea Dance Trinity Club, Trinity Street, Dorchester 2pm-4pm. To celebrate Carer's Week Admission by ticket only, £3.50 (also inc. a cream tea), from Dorchester Day Centre, Age UK and Market Pharmacy. 01305 269073 / 01305 264193
13 The New Jersey Boys The Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester, DT1 1HF. 7:30pm. Oh what a night! The Frankie Valli Story - Featuring all the favourite hits. Tickets £14.50 from Bridport, Dorchester and Sherborne TIC.
13 Milborne Movies - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG13) Milborne St Andrew Village Hall, Nr Dorchester, DT11 0JX. 7:30pm. Doors & bar open from 7pm, films starts 7:30pm. Adults £3, accompanied children (Under 16) £2 on the door.
13-15 Canticle of the Sun - A Weekend of Circle Dancing. The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, DT2 7BE. 01300 341741
13-15 Introduction to Beekeeping Monkton Wyld Court, Nr Lyme Regis, DT6 6DQ. With David Wiscombe. Covering all the basics including both practical and theory sessions. 01297 560342 (www.monktonwyldcourt.org)
14 Music in Bucky Doo Square: St Swithuns Band Bridport Town Centre. 10am-noon. Performance for shopper’s enjoyment.
14 Chasty Cottage Antiques Fair Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 9am-4pm. £1 entry. Free parking. 01963 370986
14 Dorset Folksongs & Poetry Dewlish Chapel, Middle Street, Dewlish, Dorchester. 7:30pm. Tim Laycock folk musician, song-writer & actor. £8 in advance. 01258 837034 (www.artist-anita-law.co.uk)
14 Behind the Castle Music Festival Sherborne Castle. 12:30pm-11:30pm. The Levellers, Newton Faulkner, Seth Lakeman and many more musicians. Tickets: Adults £46, Youths £25, U5’s free from all West Dorset TICs. (www.behindthecastle.co.uk)
14 Dorchester Carnival Dorchester Town. Live entertainment, fun fair and procession through the town.
14/15 Open Gardens West Milton & Loscombe, Nr Bridport. Teas & parking. Adults £4. In aid of Powerstock Church.
14-15 Piddlehinton Open Gardens 5 miles North of Dorchester.. 11am-5pm. Also, sport themed floral displays in the Village Church. Lunches, picnics & afternoon teas in Hall. Children's activities, plants sales. £5 for 2 days, U16s free. 01300 348835
14-15 Vintage Tractor & Engine Rally Melplash Showground, West Bay Road, Bridport. 9am-5pm. Displays, stalls, and more!
14-16 Move Into Life Workshop Stonebarrow, nr Charmouth. This month ‘Environmental Movement’. (www.moveintolife.com)
15 Charter House Classic Car Auction Long Street Sale Rooms, Sherborne. 01935 812277 (www.charterhouse-auction.com)
15 Knoll Gardens at Farrs Farrs Garden, Whitcombe Rd, Beaminster, DT8 3NB. 11am-5pm. House & Garden open for charity.
15 Kingston Maurward Open Day & Country Fair Kingston Maurward, DT2 8PY. 10am-5pm. A chance to see student work and try new skills in free sessions. Local produce and craft stalls, entertainment & refreshments. (www.morekmc.com)
15 Military Vehicle Day- Lyme Regis Town Band Concert Hazelbury Mill, Crewkerne. 11am-2pm. (email: lymeregistownband.co.uk)
15 Afternoon Visit Hasland Farm nr Membury Depart in shared cars from Uplyme Village Hall. 2pm. Large garden around Devon longhouse and farm buildings, with a natural sloping damp wildflower meadow. Book by June 2: 01297 444034
15 The Pedlar of Spells Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. Skilful Classical Guitar with Samantha Muir. £5 on the door.
16 Rough Guide to Spirituality Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 7:30pm. By Br Samuel SSF. Sherborne Abbey Insight Lecture Series. £5 from the Parish Office in The Close. 01935 812452 (www.insight.sherborneabbey.com)
16 Siege of Lyme- Thanksgiving Day Marine Parade Shelters, Lyme Regis. 2pm. Join the residents of Lyme as they celebrate the Relief of the Siege of Lyme on June 16th 1644. (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) (www.lymeregiscarnival.co.uk)
17 Lyme Regis Town Band Concert Marine Parade, Lyme Regis. 8pm. (www.lymeregistownband.co.uk)
17-20 Exploring Christian Community The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, DT2 7BE. A week for young people. 01300 341741
18 Local Lunch Monkton Wyld Court, Nr Lyme Regis, DT6 6DQ. A healthy organic meal, £7pp, book your place: 01297 560342
18 Behind the Scenes Catholic Church Hall, Westbury, Sherborne. 2:30pm. A presentation about the work of a local retailer.
At the Visitors welcome -admission £3 includes tea and biscuits. For further information contact 01935 814692.
18 Adult Craft Workshop: Make a Willow Lantern Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 1pm-3:30pm. £10 inc. Museum entry. Materials provided. Pre-booking essential. 01305 756827 (www.dorsetcountymuseum.org)
18 Organ Recital by James Henderson Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. 40mins recital, a wide variety of music. Free, (collection).
18-19 Dorset Vintage & Classic Car Auction Athelhampton House, Athelhampton, Nr Dorchester, DT2 7LG. Viewing on 18th between 10am-7pm. Sale on 19th 10am for 11am start. Vehicles sold 1pm. Details: 01305 848363 (www.athelhampton.co.uk)
19 Lunchtime Concert: Emilie Capulet Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 1pm-2pm. One of the most captivating and gifted pianists of her generation. Free, £3 donation encouraged. (www.dorsetcountymuseum.org)
20 Market St. Martin's Community Hall, Broadmayne (next to Church) Nr Dorchester. 2pm-3:30pm. Cakes, preserves, raffle, craft, bric-a-brac, local produce, plants from a local Nursery and more. All proceeds to the Community Hall. 01305 853765
20 Recital of Chopin Music Cheap St Church, Sherborne. 5pm. Sherborne School Music Dept. £3 from TIC & Winstones.
20 Polish Film: “Walesa: Man of Hope” Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 7:30pm. £5 from TIC & Winstones. (Students £2).
20-21 Plush Festival 1-3: Ensemble 360 & Friends Plush Village in the Piddle Valley, Near Dorchester. For more information and to book tickets please visit website or request a booking form by calling 020 3286 1885 (www.plushfestival.com)
20/05-3/06 July Billie Willcocks, Brian Cocks & Mike Jackson 'Three's Company' The Old Pottery, Manor Yard, Symondsbury, DT6 6HG. 9:30am-4:30pm, daily. Creative Artworks by local Artists. (Meet them 20th, 5pm-7pm) 01308 424161
21 Arts & Craft Fair Bridport Town Hall. 9am–3pm. Contact Bridport TIC for booking information.
21 Repair my House' - A new vision for the Church The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, DT2 7BE. 10am-3:30pm, inc. sharing in the Friary Midday Eucharist & a simple home-made lunch. Contact to book: 01300 341741 (email: email@example.com)
21 Books, Coffee & Cake Moreton Village Hall, Nr Dorchester, DT2 8RF. 10am-12noon. Free entry. Huge selection of 'as new' books for just 25p each! Home made cake & tea/coffee. Donation of books always welcome. 01929 463221
21 Lutes/Guitar Recital Dewlish Chapel, Middle St, Dewlish, Dorchester. 7:30pm. Rob Foster. £8 in advance. 01258 837034
21 Solstice Torchlight Cobb Gate Car Park, Lyme Regis. Torches will be £3.50 on sale from Cobb Gate car park from 11:30pm walk starts at midnight up onto the parade and finishing on top of the shelters. 01297 792287 (www.lymeregiscarnival.co.uk)
21 Poland Explored The Digby Hall, Hound St. 9am-4pm. Exhibitions, talks, films, presentations & Polish food. A programme of events is on the Sherborne town website, at TIC and Winstones. The activities are to raise funds for Student Exchanges.
21 Ascension Sherborne Abbey. Sherborne Chamber Choir concert. Tickets £5-£18 (under 18’s free) from Sherborne TIC.
21-22 Axe Vale Festival The Showground, The Trafalgar Way, Axminster. 10am-6pm on 21st, 9:30am-5:30pm on 22nd. Adults £8, Under 16s £2, U5s Free, from Archway Bookshop & Mole Avon, Axminster, Lyme Regis and local TICs. 01297 34517
21-22 Cerne Abbas Open Gardens Various throughout the Village. 2pm-6pm. 25 private gardens. Day tickets to all £6, ticket for 2 days £10. Children free. Teas in the Church, plant stall, free car park from 11am. (www.cerneabbasopengardens.org.uk)
21-27 Armed Forces Day Celebrations Various venues in Weymouth. Historic Military Vehicles on 21st on the Pavilion Forecourt from 10am-1pm, then in Convoy along the seafront to Osprey Leisure Centre at Portland for afternoon display. Service of Remembrance & Parade seafront 11am, on 22nd, from Cenotaph to the Pavilion. Info: (www.weymouthatwar.com)
22 Westland Coast to Coast 2014 Lyme Regis-Weston Super Mare. Open to motor bikes in production up to & inc. 1972, from Britain, Europe, Japan & USA. In aid of Headway Somerset. Starts from Lyme Regis 7am. (www.wcmcc.org.uk)
22 Cancer Research Race for Life Sherborne New Castle. 10am – 4:30pm 01935 813182 (www.sherbornecastle.com)
22 Freedom March by Devon and Dorset Rifles to receive the freedom of Bridport 11am. Marching on East, West and South Street including Church Service at St Mary’s Church Followed by Freedom Ceremony at from of Bridport Town Hall.
22 The Evershot Country Fair Moorfields, Common Lane, Evershot. 12pm-5pm. Traditional rural crafts demonstrated, food marquee, 70 stalls, ringside entertainment and live music. Adults £2, children and parking free. (www.evershot.org/ecf)
22 Ramblers' Sunday Stroll Meet Bucky Doo Square, Bridport Town Centre. This 2 hour stroll starts 2:30pm. Everyone welcome (children must be over 7). Dogs welcome on leads. Please contact organiser to confirm details. 01308 863081
22 How Cold My Toes? Digby Hall, Sherborne. 3pm. Family dance-theatre by the Travelling Light Theatre Co. 01935 815859
22 Cantamus Summer Concerts 2014 The Chapel, Forde Abbey, Nr Chard. 3:30pm. Silver Swan to Turtle Dove Summer Songs of Love. Tickets on door. (www.cantamus-dorset.org)
22 Milton Abbey Choral Society & Orchestra The Abbey, Milton Abbey. 7:30pm. Symphony No. 9 ‘Choral Symphony’ Beethoven & ‘Secular Requiem’ Russel Pascoe. Tickets £5-£15 01258 882322 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
22-30 Stock Gaylard Open Days 2014 Stock Gaylard House. Sturminster Newton. 2pm-5pm daily. £5. 01963 23511
23/5-1/6 Lyme Regis Art Society Annual Exhibition Malthouse Gallery, Town Mill , Lyme Regis, DT7 3PU. Free admission. Showcasing paintings in a variety of media by many of its members. (email: email@example.com)
24 Lyme Regis Town Band Concert Marine Parade, Lyme Regis. 8pm. (www.lymeregistownband.co.uk)
24-27 Swords into Ploughshares The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, DT2 7BE. The spirituality of exchange, the lives of Jesus Christ and St Clare of Assisi, and using the practices of spinning, weaving, sculpture and clothes making. 01300 341741
25 Wave-particle duality and the frightening consequences Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Talk by Professor Roy Sambles. 01935 813896 (www.sherbornesciencecafe.co.uk)
25 Organ Recital by Peter Bray Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free, 40mins recital, a wide variety of music. (Retiring Collection).
25 Hardy fuchsias in the Garden Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm. Talk ‘Hardy fuchsias in the garden’ with a demonstration of propagation techniques by Katherine Murray of Sundial Nursery. (http://ulrhs.wordpress.com/events/)
25/6-3/8 Inspired by the Old Town Dump Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum, Lyme Regis, DT7 3QA. Artist Ronnie Creswell new range of digital mixed media images. (www.lymeregisartsfest.com) or (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk)
26 Thomas Hardy and The Poetry of Unbelief The Avenue Restaurant, 33 West St. Bridport. 7:30pm. Talk by John Hubbard explores a selection of Hardy’s verse with readings and commentary. £3. 07921311518 (www.westdorsethumanists.org)
26 Thomas Hardy Lecture: The Remote and Familiar - Hardy's uses of Landscape Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7pm for 7:30pm. Free, £3 donation accepted. 01305 756827 (www.dorsetcountymuseum.org)
27 Bridport Auction House Sale Day 1 St Michael's Trading Estate, Bridport. Auctions start at 10am. 01308 459400
27-29 Praying in Colour - When words are not enough The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, DT2 7BE. 01300 341741
28 Antique & Fleamarket Digby Church Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 10am-4pm. Monthly Antique & Fleamarket. 01963 250108
28 Music in Bucky Doo Square: St Swithuns Band Bridport Town Centre. 10am-noon. Performance for shoppers’ enjoyment.
28 Manington's 'Riff Raff' Plume of Feathers, Half Moon St, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Jazz. £10 mem, £14, non-mem. 01935 816569
28 Poetry Selections & “Bed among the Lentils” Dewlish Chapel, Middle Street, Dewlish, Dorchester. 7:30pm. By Alan Bennett, presented by Jan Wyld. £8 in advance. 01258 837034 (www.artist-anita-law.co.uk)
28 The Fellowship of Christian Meditation Marian Dunlop House, Prince of Wales Rd, Dorchester, DT1 1PW. Open Day 10am-5pm. Coffee at 10:30am & Strawberry Tea at 3:30pm. Tour of house, garden and library. Details: 01305 268022
27-28 ArtsLink Summer Show Newland Gallery, Newland, Sherborne. Free exhibition of a variety of work. All welcome.
28/06-06/07 Beaminster Festival of Music and Arts Various locations in Beaminster. Music, both classical and jazz, literature and an art exhibition of the work of local artists. Programmes from the organisers or local TICs. (www.beamfest.org.uk)
28-29 Tankfest 2014 The Tank Museum, Bovington Nr Wool. Bringing the story of tanks, and soldiers to life. 01929 405096
29 The Garden Day Herringston House, DT2 9PU. (South of Dorchester off the A354). 10am-5pm. Delightful large garden many specialist nursery & garden stalls. Lunches & teas. Talk by Neil Lucas 2:30pm. No dogs. Adults £5 on the day, children free.
29 Walled Garden Open Moreton, Nr Dorchester, DT2 8RF. 10am-5pm. Opportunity to visit this privately owned, 3 acre, landscaped walled garden in the heart of Moreton. £3 Adults, children free. Refreshments & Bric-a-brac. 01929 463221
29 Sutton Poyntz Victorian Street Fayre Sutton Poyntz, Nr Weymouth. 11am. Craft stalls, live music, children’s entertainment, cream teas, Pimms & strawberries, bbq, farmers market, grand charity auction. Villagers dressed in period costume. £3.
29 Lyme Regis Town Band Concert for LRTC Marine Parade, Lyme Regis. 2:30pm. (www.lymeregistownband.co.uk)
29 Open Afternoon at the Terrace Meadow SNCI The Terraces, Sherborne. 2pm, guided walk. Info: 01963 23559
29 Gartell Light Railway Open Day Common Lane, Yenston, BA8 0NB. Train rides 10:30pm-4:30pm. (www.glr-online.co.uk)
30 Wessex Morris Men Dorchester Town. 7:30pm at The Blue Raddle, then at 8:15pm at The Colliton Club. 01935 812023
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Bridport TIC, South Street, Bridport
Sherborne TIC, Digby Road, Sherborne
Lyme Regis TIC, Church Street, Lyme Regis
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