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What's on in and around West Dorset

May 2014

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 Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm, from April onwards until 5pm. Pastel paintings by local Dorchester artist, displaying many of the Dorset landscape including Portland Bill, Kimmeridge and Durdle Door. Entry to exhibition free in Museum Tea Room. 01305 262735

02 The Kettle's on! Digby Memorial Hall, Sherborne. 2pm-4:30pm. Monthly event with live music & entertainment, music from all era's Different every week. Free draw, tea, coffee, cake and biscuits. 07811 018284

02 Philomena (12A) Milborne St Andrew Village Hall, DT11 0JX. 7pm for 7:30pm start. Starring Judi Dench. £3 on the door.

02-04 Lyme Regis Fossil Festival Marine Parade, Lyme Regis. Events all day to include Fossil Marquee with exhibitors from the UK's top natural science institutions, live performances, expert talks and music. Some events ticketed - tickets available from Lyme Regis Tourist Information. 01297 442138 (www.fossilfestival.com)

03 Bridport Community Orchard Stall Bucky Doo Square, Bridport Town Centre Bridport Community Orchard are offering FREE vegetable plants. Contributions to water aid. Jude Hopkins 01308 456528 (email: hopkins@phonecoop.coop)

03 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 those with some previous experience. 01297 560342

03 Chasty Cottage Antiques Fair Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 9am-4pm. £1 entry. For more info contact: 01963 370986

03 Music in Bucky Doo Square: Wessex Military Band Bridport Town Centre. 10am-12pm. For the enjoyment of shoppers.

03 ‘Only Two Can Play’ Burton Bradstock Village Hall. 7:30pm. Peter Sellers film classic and excerpts from Jacques Tati film. £5 tickets only available by pre-booking at BB Post Office or by phoning 01308 897935. Profits to Starlight Charity.

03 Plant Sale Portesham Village Hall. 10am - 12 noon. 01305 871043

03 Harp Flute Duo Perrott Hill School Theatre. Recital of Bach, Ravel and Piazolla. Adults £15 U18s free. 01460 728823

03 Lyme Regis Bowls Club Open Day & Sale Bowls Club, Charles Mercer Green, Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis, DT7 3LG From 11am - Open Day - Membership Drive and sale of surplus bowls, clothes and equipment. 01297 445443

03 The Garden Fair Colyton Grammar School. Colyford, Devon, EX24 6HN 11am-4pm - Plant and craft stalls, BBQ, Cafe, Bar and children's area with craft activities. Admission £3/children FREE. 07706 058676 (www.colytongrammarschoolpa.org.uk)

03-05 Craft & Garden Fair Weekend Sherborne New Castle. 10am – 4:30pm.. 01935 813182 (www.sherbornecastle.com)

04 NCCPG Spring Plant Fair Athelhampton House, Athelhampton, Nr Dorchester, DT2 7LG. 10:30am-3pm. A huge range of plants and plant sundries direct from the growers, 15+ specialist nurseries. 01305 848363 (www.athelhampton.co.uk)

04 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

04 Dorset Knob Throwing & Frome Valley Food Festival Cattistock Village & Hall, Cattistock, nr Dorchester. 10am-4pm. Activities include Knob & Spoon Race, Paint A Knob + Knob Throwing. 01300 320404 (www.dorsetknobthrowing.com)

04 May Day Fete Anning Road Recreation Ground, Lyme Regis. 2pm. Local stalls and entertainment. 01297 442220 (email: info@lymeregiscarnival.co.uk) website: (www.lymeregiscarnival.co.uk)

04 Dirty Dancing / Grease - Tribute Night George Albert Hotel, Wardon Hill, Nr Evershot, DT2 9PW. Tickets £27.50pp Inc. Entertainment, 3 course meal also free drink on arrival for those in fancy dress. 01935 483430 (www.gahotel.co.uk)

04, 25 Waterwheel Open Day Castleton Steam & Waterwheel Centre, Sherborne. 11am-4:30pm. See an extensive collection of Victorian engineering featuring the massive 26ft diameter waterwheel built in 1869. Adults £5, Family £7, Children FREE. (Members of English Heritage £3.) 01963 250206 / 01935 389535 (www.castletonwaterwheelmuseum.org.uk)

05 Lyme Regis Food Festival Marine Parade, Lyme Regis All day event. Cookery demonstrations and the opportunity to taste and buy food from local producers. Free entry to marquee. (www.fossilfestival.com)

05 May Day Duck Race Woodmead Road Bridge, Lyme Regis 12 Noon. Duck race down the River Lym to raise money for Lyme Regis Christmas Lights. email: info@lymeregiscarnival.co.uk) website: (www.lymeregiscarnival.co.uk)

05,12,17 Buddhist Meditation Class Friends Meeting House, Holloway Road, Dorchester, DT1 1LF. 7pm- 8:30pm. More Information: (www.thekchencentre.org)

06 Talk by Kate Adie: Fighting on the Home Front: The Legacy of Women in WW1. Bridport Town Hall, South Street, Bridport. 7:30pm. Kate Adie is back to talk about her latest book: Fighting on the Home Front: The Legacy of Women in WW1. Tickets: £8 from Bridport Museum's Local History Centre at the Coach House, Gundry Lane, Bridport. 01308 458703

06 Wine Dinner Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Evershot . Wines of the Schug Cameros Estate in Sonoma, USA. 5 course Dinner & matching wines, co-hosted by one of the Schug family. £99pp. 01935 482000 (www.summerlodgehotel.com)

06-09 A Wi-Free Week for the Clergy The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7BE. Sharing the rhythm of prayer and manual work at the Friary without lap-top, tablet or smart-phone, and with opportunity to reflect together on the withdrawal symptoms. Led by the Hilfield Friary Community. 01300 341741 (email: hilfieldssf@franciscans.org.uk)

07 Motorcycling Advanced Techniques George Albert Hotel, Wardon Hill Nr Evershot, DT2 9PW. 7pm for 7:30pm. A series of presentations - open & free to all bikers. Info: (www.dwdam.org.uk) or (email: newsletter@dwdam.org.uk)

07 Bride Valley Film: Philomena Litton Cheney Village Hall Judy Dench and Steve Coogan give a marvellous performance in this story of an Irish woman's search for her son. Doors at 7:30pm. Film starts 8pm. £5 (to inc. a glass of wine) on door.

08 BBC Flog It Antique Show Lulworth Castle, Purbeck Come along and have your antiques valued for free (and possibly be in the show!) between 9:30am and 4pm. BBC Flog It. 01179 747839

08 Adrian Downton 'My Life in Films' St. George's Church Hall, Fordington, Dorchester, DT1 1RB. 2:15pm. Organised by The Thursday Group. Tea & Biscuits. £1 entry. 01305 269834

08 Sherborne & District Gardeners' Assoc. AGM & talk. Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 7:30pm. Talk by Malcolm Saunders 'More to Beatrix Potter than Peter Rabbit'. 01935 389867

08-09 Charter House Auction Long St Sale Rooms, Sherborne. Antiques, Silver, Jewellery, Watches, Wine.01935 812277

09 The Young Musicians present: Blues duo Zoe Schwars and Rob Koral St Swithun's Church, North Allington, Bridport. 7:30pm. Tickets £6 from Bridport Music, South Street, Bridport and on the door.

09 Stuart Morris Dorset The Royal Navy Part 2 Brownsword Hall, Poundbury 7pm for 7:30pm. By popular demand (part 1 sold out), covering the build-up to War in the 1930s and post war changes. Signed copies of Stuart's book will be available for sale. Tickets £4 in advance from Stitchinghouse Design and The Garden Centre. (www.brownswordevents.org.uk)

09 Julia's House Quiz Night Colliton Club, Opp County Hall, Dorchester. 7pm for meal at 7:30pm. Max 6 people per team. Quiz Master: Alistair Chisholm. £5 for quiz, £10 quiz & meal. Tickets from Julia's House Shop, 34 South St. 01305 267999

09 Lyme Bay Photography Club - Competition and Awards. Woodmead Halls, Woodmead Rd, Lyme Regis. DT7 3PG 7.30pm to 10pm. Viewing and judging of the Dave King Cup, Lyme 1200 Trophy & End of Season Awards. 01297 444733

09-11 Scything and Grassland Management Monkton Wyld Court, Nr Lyme Regis, DT6 6DQ. Learn with Simon Fairlie. Suitable for all and an opportunity to try before you buy. 01297 560342

10 May Fayre Music Fest Piddle Valley First School 12pm-3pm. Maypole dancing, stalls, games, food, music and fun. Hog roast & bar and live music from Jazz Trio, Half Dead Darlings & The Unpredictables. £2 (children free) 01300 348219

10 Uplyme & Lyme Regis Horticultural Society - Plant Sale & Coffee Morning Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, DT7 3UY 9.30-11.30am Time to stock up with plants and produce from local growers. Entry £1. 01297 444034

10 Lyme Regis Town Band Workshop Woodmead Halls, Woodmead Rd, Lyme Regis. DT7 3PG. 10am-4pm. 01297 442902

10 Misericordia - St Vitus' Dance St. Nicholas' Church. Winterborne Kingston DT11 9BJ. 8pm. Misericordia explore the mad dance music of the Middle Ages across mainland Europe. Tickets £10 07949 836503 (email: admin@musicatkingston.com)

10 Rejoice and Be Glad - Lyme Bay Chorale St Michael's Church, Church St, Lyme Regis. 7pm. Lyme Bay Chorale's Spring Concert. £12 include post concert buffet, from Hilary Highet, 7 Broad St. 01297 445649 (www.lymebaychorale.com)

10-11 Mill Fest - National Mills Weekend Town Mill, Lyme Regis. Events for all the family! 01297 443579 (www.townmill.org)

10-11 Ropewalks Fayre Various venues in Bridport. A Celebration of Bridport’s Rope & Net Heritage. More info: 01308 458703

11 POWERMAN UK Cheap Street, Sherborne. 8am-1:30pm. Duathlon event, 'Classic' course: 10km run + 60km bike + 10km run. Long course and sprint options available. For details on fees and registering. 07738 27180 (www.powermanuk.com)

11 Plant Sale Frampton Village Hall, Near Dorchester. 2:30pm. Many other stalls, tombola, cakes, raffle, odds+ends etc.

11 Seashore Forage Day Led by John Wright of River Cottage fame. Free to Summer Lodge Country House Hotel residents or Dinner guests, £25pp to non-residents. 01935 482000 (email: summer@relaischateaux.com) (www.summerlodgehotel.com)

12 Love your Enemy? Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sheborne. 7:30pm. Part of the Sherborne Abbey Insight Lecture Series. £5 from the Parish Office in The Close. 01935 812452 (www.insight.sherborneabbey.com)

12 Family History Courses: Pre 1987 Marsh Barn Farm, Burton Road, Bridport. Explore your Family History! 01308 425710

13-17 Mame Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis Tues to Sat at 7:15pm with Matinee at 2:30pm on Saturday. Lyme Regis Operatic Society musical production set in 1920's. Tickets £12 from Fortnam, Smith & Banwell. 01297 445666

14 Adult Craft Workshop: Needle-Felting Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 1pm-3:30pm. £10 inc. Museum entry. All materials provided. Pre-booking essential. 01305 756827

14 Concert by The Royal Navy Volunteer Band HMS Heron (Yeovilton) The Corn Exchange, High East St, Dorchester, DT1 1HF. 7:30pm. Tickets £8 from Nicoll World Travel, 23 High East St. & Steptoes 27 South St. both Dorchester. 01305 250410

14 Organ Recital Stephen Bell Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free, 40mins recital, a wide variety of music. (Retiring Collection).

15 Haig -Villain or Victor of the Great War? Digby Hall, Sherborne. 6:30pm. Lecture by James Johnsen. £10 from Sherborne TIC & Winstone's Bookshop. In aid of St. Michael's, Beer Hacket and The Household Cavalry Foundation. 01935 873112

15 Using Light Watercolour Workshop The Studio, East Farm, Winterborne Whitechurch, Blandford, DT11 9AW. Make dramatic paintings. Using light to make your watercolour work, with Marilyn Allis. £40. 07789 026546 (www.marilynallis.com)

15/02-17/05 Free Time Exhibition Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. Studying the changing nature of our leisure time over the last 60 years. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm (Summer). Normal admission applies. 01305 262735

16 Impressions Watercolour Workshop The Studio, East Farm, Winterborne Whitechurch, Blandford, DT11 9AW. Loose atmospheric painting, not photographic, but creating an atmosphere. £40. 07789 026546 (www.marilynallis.com)

16 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

16-18 Yoga & Meditation Weekend Monkton Wyld Court, Nr Lyme Regis, DT6 6DQ. By Sunnah & Sallie Rose. 01297 560342

17 Plant & Produce Sale with Village Crafts Poyntington. 11am-4pm. Cakes, Produce, Lunches, Teas, Bar, Tombola, Books.

17 Two Colours Watercolour Workshop The Studio, East Farm, Winterborne Whitechurch, Blandford, DT11 9AW. Amazing lessons in tone. Create the amazing paintings whilst learning with Marilyn Allis. £40. 07789 026546 (www.marilynallis.com)

17 Celebrity Concert, Jennifer Pike (violin) St Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester. 7:30pm. Having been, at 12, the youngest-ever BBC Young Musician of the Year (with a Prom debut aged 15) she is now firmly established amongst the finest violinists of her generation. Advance tickets £15 (U18s free) available from Harmony Music. The Forum 01305 260360

17 ‘Brother Sun and Sister Moon' - Courtesy and care towards every creature. The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7BE. 10am - 3:30pm Midday Eucharist followed by a simple home-made bread and soup lunch. 01300 341741

17 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 and tea/coffee. Donation of books always welcome. Info: 01929 463221

17 Music in Bucky Doo Square: St Swithuns Band Bridport Town Centre. 10am-noon. For the enjoyment of shoppers.

17 Plant & General Sale 10:30am. Bradford Peverell Village Hall. Inc. Garden Bric a Brac, Homemade produce, & Raffle.

17 Barn Dance with The Barnstormers from Portland West Fleet Holiday Farm, Fleet Rd, Chickerell, nr Weymouth, DT3 4ED. 6pm. £10, Under 16s £5 inc. Chilli or cheese & jacket potato. In aid of Hangers Heroes. 01305 784995

17 Museums at Night Dorchester Museums. 5pm-9pm. Joint entry tickets available from Dorchester TIC. £10 in advance.

17 Sea Supper and Auction of Promises Frampton Village Hall, Near Dorchester 7pm for 7:45pm. Help us raise our target of £6,000 in 6months to buy an accessible sailing boat to enable people with disabilities to get on the water. Meal, music and Auction. £12.50pp from Frampton Garage or (email: elliedoyle@btinternet.net (http://chesilsailability.org.uk/project-zoe/)

17 The Beatles Tribute Show Corn Exchange, Dorchester. Doors: 7:30pm, Starts: 8pm. Tickets £12 avaliable from Dorchester and Bridport Tourist Information Centre or via: (www.sgtpeppertribute.co.uk)

17-18 The Secret Garden Open Days The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, DT2 7BE. 01300 341741 (email: hilfieldssf@franciscans.org.uk)

17-18 Spring Tide Food Festival Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock, DT6 4RF 10am-4pm daily. More than 40 stalls selling the very best of local food, drink and craft. £1 entry. For more info please call; 01297 489481 (www.spring-tide.org.uk)

17-21 Move Into Life Workshop Stonebarrow, nr Charmouth. Workshop with Sandra Reeve. (www.moveintolife.com)

18 Paint Your Own Vibrant Rooster The Studio, East Farm, Winterborne Whitechurch, Blandford, DT11 9AW. All materials provided, take home a framed canvas & atelier interactive starter kit. £70. 07789 026546 (www.marilynallis.com)

18 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 to confirm details: 01308 424787

18 NGS Open Garden 113 Bridport Road, Dorchester, DT1 2NH. 2pm-5pm £3 for adults, children free. (www.ngs.org.uk)

18 Phil Beer Osmington Village Hall, Nr Weymouth, DT3 6FT. 6:30pm for 7pm. £12 on the door or call 07816 832554

18-22 Flower Festival by Owermoigne Flower Club Athelhampton House, Athelhampton Nr Dorchester DT2 7LG 10:30am-5pm daily. In support of Dorset Cancer Care Foundation. Theme 'Rhythms of Life' 01305 848363 (www.athelhampton.co.uk)

21 Local Lunch Monkton Wyld Court, Nr Lyme Regis, DT6 6DQ. A healthy organic meal, £7pp, call to book: 01297 560342

21 Sherborne W.I. : Summer Flowers Catholic Church Hall, Westbury, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Angie Blackwell’s floral arrangements. Visitors welcome -admission £3 includes tea and biscuits. For further information contact 01935 814692.

21 Organ Recital by Peter Bray Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free, 40mins recital, a wide variety of music. (Retiring Collection).

22-26 Dorchester Festival Various locations. Dance, music and activities held in the Borough Gardens, other ticketed events please see Dorchester Arts Box on What's On or visit (www.dorchesterarts.org.uk)

23-25 Peace for our Planet - Exploring the relationship between conflict, faith & conservation. The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, DT2 7BE. Led by Sir G. Prance, Jonathan Herbert & Andy Lester. 01300 341741 (email: hilfieldssf@franciscans.org.uk)

23-25 Monkton Wyld School Reunion Monkton Wyld Court, Nr Lyme Regis, DT6 6DQ. Were you at school at Monkton? Opportunity to meet up with other ex-pupils. 01297 560342

24 Antique & Fleamarket Digby Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 10am-4pm. Monthly Fleamarket. 01963 250108

24 Dorset Wild FlowerWalk Powerstock Common Nature Reserve, nr Bridport. Starts 10:30am. This guided walk by Jim White explores some of the wonderful wild flowers at this DWT reserve. £2 donation. 01929 481535

24 Vinyl Saturday United Church, East Street, Bridport. Record & CD fair. 20+ stalls. 07429 102645 (www.vinylsaturday.co.uk)

24-08/06 Watercolour Exhibition by Anita Law Dewlish Chapel, Middle Street, Dewlish, Dorchester. 10:30am - 4:30pm. (closed Wednesdays). Free entry. 01258 837034 (www.artist-anita-law.co.uk)

24/05-01/06 Dorset Wild Flower Week Discover some of Dorset's most spectacular sites for wild flowers with a special programme of guided walks. See full events list on the website under 'Local Groups' 'Dorset Flora Group'. (www.derc.org.uk)

24/05-08/06 Dorset Visual Arts Weeks Various locations. See website for more information: (www.dorsetvisualarts.org)

24-26 River Cottage Food Fair River Cottage HQ, Park Farm, Trinity Hill Road, Axminster, EX13 8TB. Experience a taste of River Cottage life with cookery demos, tasting, live music and kids activities. Sat and Sun £10 (10am-8:30pm) Mon £7.50 (10am-4pm) Under 12s go free! Tickets from Dorchester TIC or via: 01305 267992 / 01297 630300 (www.rivercottage.net)

25 Brit Valley Rotary Club – Companion Dog Show Brit Valley Showground, West Bay Road, Bridport. Gates open at 12noon. 10 pedigree classes and 11 novelty classes. Trade & charity stalls, Refreshments. Entry £2.50 per adult. U16’s free.

25 Tolpuddle Street Fayre Tolpuddle, Near Dorchester. 12noon-5pm. Entertainment, music and many stalls from local producers and businesses raising money for Tolpuddle Village Charities. £3 adult, U 14s free. Free parking. 01305 848219

25 Blessing of the Boats Lyme Regis Lifeboat Station, Cobb Square, Lyme Regis 3pm - Traditional Blessing of the Boats family service with Lyme Regis Town Band. Everyone welcome.

25 Junior Fishing Match The North Wall, Lyme Regis

26 Sherborne Castle Country Fair Sherborne New Castle. 10am – 4:30pm. Advance tickets: £9.50 Adults, £3.40 Child, £23.80 Family, from Sherborne TIC. See website for more details. 01935 813182 (www.sherbornecastle.com)

26 May Fair Millenium Green, Mountfield, Rax Lane, Bridport. 12pm-3pm. Maypole Dancers, May Queen Crowning, stalls & music. Displays by Bridport Dog Club and the South Dorset Vintage Motorcycle Club. BBQ & Cream Teas. 01308 422286

26 Car Boot Sale Manor Yard, Symondsbury, DT6 6HG. 10am-3pm. Cars £6, Vans £10, must advance book: 01308 424161

27 Bingo Blackdown Village Hall, Nr Beaminster. 7:30pm. Eyes down in aid of Blackdown Church. 01308 868735/01460 30661

27 Chesil Bank Garden Club Annual General Meeting Langton Herring Village Hall, Nr Weymouth, DT3 4HU. 7:30pm.

28 Bubble Everywhere The Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd., Sherborne. 7:30pm. Talk by Dr Gianluca Memoli. 01935 813896

28 Family Activity: Dinosaur Art Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 10:30am-12:30pm. Adults must remain with their children at all times, up to two children per adult. Free. 01305 756827

28 Dorset Wild FlowerWalk Kingcombe Meadows Nature Reserve, Kingcombe, nr Beaminster (GR SY554990). 2pm. Guided walk by Nick Gray & Emily Newton exploring the flowers, folklore and hisory of the reserve. £2 donation. 01929 481535

28 Bubbles Everywhere Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 7:30pm. By Dr Gianluca Memoli. 01935 813896

28 Beauty and the Beast-Talk Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, DT7 3UY. 7:30pm An eccentric natural history of Britain by ecologist Hugh Warwick organised by Uplyme Horticultural Society. 01297 444034 (www.ulrhs.wordpress.com)

28/04-02 How to build a Low Impact Building Monkton Wyld Court, Nr Lyme Regis, DT6 6DQ. With Monkton's very own Lynden. Info/ booking: 01297 560342 (www.monktonwyldcourt.org)

28-31 Royal Bath and West Show Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN. Fun for all the family at the South West's largest Agricultural Show, with 600+ tradestands, 2000+ livestock, Canow Village, Eco-Zone and the Family Trail. Book your tickets in advance from TICs. (www.bathandwest.com)

28/04-04/05 Residents Week Fantastic offers at attractions, vouchers in 'Your Dorset' newspaper or: (www.visit-dorset.com)

29 Ramblers Walk: Wayford Woods Clapton Village Hall, nr Beaminster. This 6 mile walk starts at 10am. Please contact organiser to confirm details. 01460 73695 (www.somersetramblers.co.uk)

29 A Summer Literary Luncheon The Refectory, Leweston School. 12:30pm, for 1pm, with Victoria Glendinning, CBE and Clive Aslet. £22.50 for Sherborne Literary Society, £25 for non members, from Winstone's Bookshop.

29 Wine Tasting 'Wines of England' Cafe Paninis, 11 Weymouth Av. Dorchester, DT1 1QR. 7pm for 7:30pm. 8-10 wines presented, and after a two course meal. £32.50 pre-book on 01305 427500 (www.palmerswinestore.com)

30 Bridport Auction House Sale Day 1 St Michael's Trading Estate, Bridport. Auctions start at 10am. 01308 459400

30 Wine Tasting 'Wines of England' Palmers Brewery, West Bay Rd, Bridport, DT6 4JA. 7:30pm for 8pm. 8-10 wines presented. £13.50 pre-book on 01305 427500 (www.palmerswinestore.com)

30-01/06 Lyme Regis Jazz & Blues Weekend Broad Street, Marine Parade & Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis The very best in Live Jazz and Blues. Umbrella Parade (FREE) - Saturday 11 am, Arcadia Jazz Band (FREE) - Sat 2:30pm in the Jubilee Pavillion. Ticketed events in the Marine Theatre - tickets from Lyme TIC . 01297 442138 (www.lymeregisjazzfestival.co.uk)

31 Seashore Foraging Walk Full details upon booking. More info: info@hedgerow-harvest.com) (www.hedgerow-harvest.com)

31 The South Wales Male Choir St. Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester, DT1 2HJ. 7:30pm. For one night only, a choir of 100+ Male Voice songsters from Wales. £10 available from Harmony Music, Dorch TIC and Casterbridge Choir members.

31 Kevin Figes Quartet Plume of Feathers, Half Moon Street, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Sherborne Jazz. £10 members, £14, non-mem. 01935 816569 (www.sherbornejazz.org.uk)

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

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