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What's on in and around West Dorset

April 2015

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

28/03-05/04 Fake or Fortune? Hidden Treasures (and others) from Sherborne Collections Oliver Holt Gallery, (off Abbey Road, behind the Abbey), Sherborne School. 10am-4pm daily. See works of art from local private collections. Free.

29/03-10/04 Easter Bunny Egg Hunt Bennetts Water Gardens, Putton Lane, Chickerell, Weymouth, DT3 4AF. 10am-5pm daily, closed Saturdays. Find the clues to complete the trail and be rewarded with a chocolate egg. 01305 785150

01 Family Activity: Brilliant Burials and Skeletons Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 10:30am-12:30am. Adults should remain with their children at all times. Up to two children per adult. Free. 01305 756827

01 Lunches in Lent St Michael's Church Hall, Church Street, Lyme Regis 12:30pm-1:30pm. Lunches in Lent, main course and pudding for only £6. For more information, please phone Betty on 01297 442588 or Ann 01297 445922

01 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Showcasing a wide variety of music, for 40mins. Free entry, with retiring collection.

01 Bridport Camera Talk: Experience Falconry Chancery House, Chancery Lane off East St, Bridport. 7/7:30pm. Regular Weds meetings with guest speaker Jonathan Marshall. Everyone welcome! 01308 459266 (www.bridportcameraclub.co.uk)

01 Bob Chilcott St John Passion Sherborne Abbey. 7:30pm. Performed by Sherborne Chamber Choir, conductor Paul Ellis, Organist Simon Clarkson. Performed as part of Holy Week worship in the Abbey, this twenty-first century setting of the Passion according to St John was written for Wells Cathedral in 2013. 1 hour, including congregational hymns. Free.

01 Thomas Heatherwick – ‘the Leonardo da Vinci of our times’ according to Sir Terence Conran Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 8pm. Mrs Anthea Streeter MEd describes one of the most creative and original British designers, known for his 2012 Olympic flaming cauldron and the new Routemaster bus. (http://sherborne-dfas.org.uk)

01 Music in Bucky Doo Bucky Doo Square, South St, Bridport. Live for the entertainment of shoppers. 10am - noon.

02-18 Coastal Fusion Courtyard Gallery, Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PU. 10am-5pm Monday-Saturday, 11am - 4pm on Sunday. By local artists: Acrylic, mixed media on canvas and encaustic wax on birchwood board and photography. Explorations around the Jurassic Coast & surrounding landscape. Open 01297 445972 (www.townmillartsguild.com)

02 Finds Day Sherborne Museum, Church Lane, Sherborne. Our finds liaison officer, Ciorstaidh Trevarthen, will be on hand to identify those fascinating "things" you've found while out walking or rootling around in your loft. Free admission

02-03 Easter Egg Hunt Mapperton House, Mapperton, Beaminster, DT8 3NR. 11am - 3pm. Family Fun. 01308 862645

03 Easter Drop-In Workshop Gillian Hulse Designs, Manor Yard, Mill Lane, Symondsbury, Bridport, DT6 6HG. 10am-12noon or 1pm-3pm. Make a glass Easter egg window decoration using pre-cut pieces of glass. Suitable for adults and children 10+. £12per egg. To book: 07827916054 (email: gillian@gillianhulse.com)

03 Easter Egg Hunt Athelhampton House & Gardens, Athelhampton, DT2 7LG. 10:30am-1pm. A hunt that leads you around the stunning grounds following clues to the final prize of a large boxed chocolate egg! Adult £8, child £2 01305 848363

03-06 Easter Egg Hunt Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park, Dorchester, DT2 8PY. Daily 10am-4pm. (www.kmc.ac.uk)

03-06 Easter Eggstravaganza! Monkey World, Longthorns, Nr Wool, BH20 6HH. Daily 10am-5pm. Free chocolate eggs to the first 100 children to enter the park each day. (www.monkeyworld.org)

03-06 Giant Easter Egg Hunt Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, DT3 4LA. 10am-5pm. Find a hidden token & Eggchange it for one of 8000 mini chocolate eggs! (one egg pp). Win a giant chocolate Easter Egg – two each day. Find the Wessex FM Bug & win a fluffy easter bunny. Children’s bouncy castle, giant 6 bed trampoline, children’s entertainer and face painting.

03-06 National Trust and Cadbury Easter Egg Trail Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock. DT6 4RF. 11am-3pm. £2 per trail. More information please see: (www.eastereggtrail.com)

03-23 Local Artist Ollie Taylor Window Exhibition Dorchester TIC, 11 Antelope Walk, Dorchester, DT1 1BE. Mon-Sat 9am-5pm. Stunning Dorset landscape photography . All items for sale.

04 Music in Bucky Doo Bucky Doo Square, South St, Bridport. Live for the entertainment of shoppers. 10am - noon.

04 National Trust and Cadbury Easter Egg Trail Stonebarrow Hill on the Golden Cap Estate. Nearest postcode DT6 6RA. 11am-3pm. £3 per trail entry. More information please see: (www.eastereggtrail.com)

04 Unique Boutique Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. 10am - 5pm. A pop up market featuring artists and makers based in the south west.From glass to fabrics to toys, the up cycled and the re-invented, this market offers you fresh and quirky things to fill your life with beauty. Free admission. (www.facebook.com/UniqueBoutiqueMarkets)

04 Family Fun Evening Trinity Club Dorchester, Trinity Street, Dorchester. Doors open 6:30pm, with a Disco until late and hunt the Easter Egg Competition for children 8pm-8:30pm. Non-members £1 entry fee. All families welcome. 01305 262671

04-05 Stir To Action Workshop:Alternative Finance Chapel in the Garden, East Street, Bridport, DT6 3JX. 10am-5pm. Full details on website. (www.suitpossom.blogspot.co.uk) (www.stirtoaction.com/workshop/)

05 Easter Egg Hunt Bridport Millennium Green (top of Rax Lane/Downes Street) 3pm. Free to all children. Just come along and hunt for eggs around the garden. Details Sandra Brown 01308 423078

05 Easter Bonnet Parade Lyme Regis Baptist Church, Silver Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3NY. Make an Easter Bonnet! Come along to the Baptist Church Hall for judging and then parade through the streets of Lyme Regis accompanied by the Lyme Regis Junior Band and the Lyme Regis Majorettes to Jubilee Pavilion. For more info: (www.lymeregiscarnival.co.uk)

06 Spring Flower Show The Church Hall, St. George's, Fordington, Dorchester 2pm-5pm. Classes for daffodils, other spring flower, propagation, pot plants, flower arranging and children's classes. Refreshments available. Kindly supported by the Dorchester Agricultural Society. Enter via website or call 01305 264249 (www.dorsetcountyshow.co.uk)

06 Dorchester and District U3A Meeting 'LIfe In The Parachute Squadron OF The RAC' Parish Centre, Culliford Road North, Dorchester, DT1 1QG. 10am-12noon. John Wilkinson will be bringing a collection of memorabilia to show and talk about. New members & visitors always welcome. Tea / Coffee. Limited Parking. Info: (www.dorchesteru3a.org.uk)

06 Easter Monday Duck Race High Mill Flats (near Woodmead Bridge), Lyme Regis Quackers for the Easter Monday Duck Race - The countdown is on to the Easter Monday Duck Race in aid of The Woodroffe PTA. The RNLI will drop 1,000 individually numbered yellow plastic ducks into the River Lym at 12 noon. It will finish further down the river at Jordan Flats.

06 Bank Holiday Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. Fellow of the Royal College of Organists prize winner Ben Comeau gives our spring Bank Holiday organ recital, lasting about an hour. Free entry, with retiring collection.

07 Monthly Wine Dinner Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa, Evershot, DT2 0JR. 7pm with aperitifs and an introduction to the wines. Dinner is served from 7:30pm and includes a delicious four-course menu especially created to complement the five different wines (including aperitifs).Co-hosted by our cellar-master Eric Zwiebel with Filipa Pato, from Bairrada in Portugal. £105 per person for four-course Dinner with five wines. 01935 482031 (www.summerlodgehotel.com)

08 Music in Bucky Doo Bucky Doo Square, South St, Bridport. Live for the entertainment of shoppers. 10am - noon.

08-11 Milborne Port Opera –“Spring Fate” by Neil Edwards Village Hall, Springfield Road, Milborne Port, DT9 5RE. From an award-winning company.Tickets £10 from the Post Office, Wayne's, and from the MPO box office: 07926 983585

08 Sherborne Flicks ‘Immitation Game’ Digby Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Alan Turing biopic. £6 @ Sherborne TIC.

08 Geology Lecture: One Man's Dream: Building the Etches Collection Museum at Kimmeridge Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester. 6:30pm for 7pm. By Steve Etches MBE. Free - £3 donation encouraged. 01305 756827

08-12 Page To Screen Festival Bridport Arts Centre, South St, Bridport The UK’s only film festival dedicated to the adaptation of books into films. Full details on website. 01308 424204 (www.frompagetoscreen.org.uk)

09 Art Lecture: Cecil Waller: Portraitist and Landscapist Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7pm for 7:30pm. By Brian Davis. Free - £3 donation encouraged. 01305 756827

09 Talk by a Dorset County Ranger on Thorncombe Woods St. George's Church Hall, Fordington, DT1 1LB. 2:15pm. Organised by The Thursday Group. £1 to inc. tea/ coffee. All welcome. 01305 269834

09-11 Dorchester Drama presents Generations Apart Sunninghill Community Hall, Culliford Road North, Dorchester 7:30pm. By Peter Gordon. Tickets from Trinity Stores, Trinity Street Dorchester. £8 (£9 on door, £5 under 18). This amateur production is performed by arrangement with Josef Weinburger Ltd. 01305 265758

10-29 Exhibition of New Work by Charles Jamieson, Elsa Taylor & Vivienne Williams The Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne. Open daily from 9:30am-5pm Monday - Saturday. 01935 815261 (www.jerramgallery.com)

10 Archaeology Lecture: After the Romans Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7pm-7:30pm. By Dr James Gerrard. Free, £3 donation encouraged.

11 Bucky Doo Music: St Swithuns Band Bucky Doo Square, Bridport Town Centre. Live music for shoppers. Starts 10am.

11 RSPCA Spring Fair Senior Lunch Club, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 10am-noon. Free entry.

11 Sherborne Spring Craft Fair Memorial Hall, Sherborne. 10am-4pm. Annual craft fair. Free admission. 01749 677049

11 Billy Yank or Johnny Reb Somerset & Dorset Family History Society, Parade, Sherborne. 2pm. Robin Ansell and others will review the American Civil War with special reference to participants from Somerset & Dorset. To Book: 01935 389611

12 Spring Plant Fair Mapperton Gardens, Beaminster, DT8 3NR. 10am-4pm. A large choice of plants from specialist nurseries & stands. Shared proceeds with the Trussell Trust. £3 inc. garden entry 01308 862645 (www.mapperton.com)

12 Jazz Brunch Eastbury Hotel, Long St. Sherborne. 12noon-2pm. Live Jazz with Julie Dunn, 2 course meal & wine or 3 courses without. £23. Book via: 01935 813131

13/03-02/04 Local Artist Wendy Alcock Window Exhibition Dorchester TIC, 11 Antelope Walk, Dorchester, DT1 1BE. Mon-Sat 9am-4pm (March), 9am-5pm (April). Lovely paintings, prints and cards of animals and more. All items for sale.

13-17 Young and Contemplative The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, DT2 7BE. An opportunity for young people to explore contemplative prayer. Led by the Young and Contemplative Community. 01300 341741 (www.hilfieldfriary.org.uk)

14 Bridport History Society Talk: Weymouth - A Historical Tour Bridport United Church, East St. Meetings held monthly at 2:30pm. £2.50 inc refreshments. Talk by Stuart Morris. 01308 456876

14 General Election Event: Question the Candidates The Woodroffe School, Main Hall, Lyme Regis, DT7 3LX. 7pm-9pm. A general election ‘hustings’ giving you the chance to hear the five Prospective Parliamentary Candidates for West Dorset explain their parties’ positions on the ways in which government should balance protection of its citizens’ security with protection of their individual liberty, and other human rights issues. Free admission.

14 Cercle Français De Dorchester Café Jagos, High East Street, Dorchester. 7:30pm for 8pm. Musical evening with Pina Maslen and Neil Cuthill. English: 01305 854 025 French: 01305 812 666 (www.dorchesterfrenchcircle.org.uk)

15 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Showcasing a wide variety of music, for 40mins. Free entry, with retiring collection.

15 WDDFAS Talk: The Punch & Judy Show with Bertie Pearce Highlands End Leisure Centre, Eype, Bridport. West Dorset Decorative & Fine Art Society meeting starts at 2:30pm £7.50 for non-members. 07972 472029 (email: caro49@clutterbox.co.uk)

15 Beginners Glass Fusing Course Gillian Hulse Designs, Manor Yard, Mill Lane, Symondsbury, Bridport, DT6 6HG. 10am-4pm. An introduction to the various techniques involved in glass fusing. £120. Book: 07827916054 (email: gillian@gillianhulse.com)

15 WI Meeting Cathlic Church Hall, Westbury, Sherborne. 2:30pm. A quiz afternoon followed by the annual general meeting. New members and visitors always welcome at a cost of £3 to include refreshments.

15 On Local Environmental & Wildlife Issues Thomas Hardye School Theatre, Queen’s Avenue, Dorchester. 7:30pm. All 5 candidates for West Dorset will be answering your questions related to this subject. Free, but by ticket only collected from the school office (max. 4pp) Residents can submit questions by email by April 9th. (email: dorsetbbw@gmail.com)

15 Basic Family History Somerset & Dorset Family History Society, Parade, Sherborne. 7pm. Five week evening course with Ted Udall. £35 for five session including handouts. (Continues on 22,29 April & 6,13 May. To Book: 01935 389611

16 Lunchtime Concert: Bernardo Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 1pm-2pm. Continental guitarist. Free, £3 donation encouraged. 01305 756827

16 Bridport & District Gardening Club Monthly Meeting: Butterfly-Friendly Gardens W.I. Hall, North St, Bridport Starts 7:30pm. With Nigel Spring from Dorset Butterfly Conservation. 01308 422514 (www.bridportgardeningclub.co.uk)

16 South Dorset R.S.P.B. Group AGM St. George`s Church Hall, Fordington, Dorchester, DT1 1RB. 7:45pm. AGM followed by Toby Branston, RSPB Site Manager, Reserves in Dorset where people and wildlife can mix. Members £3, Visitors £3.50.

17 Market St Martin’s Community Hall Broadmayne, (Next to the Church) Dorchester, DT2 8EB. 2pm-3:30pm. Raffle, craft, bric-a-brac, books, cards, local produce & preserves, plants from local Nursery, teas & coffees. 01305 853765

17 Milborne Movies 'The Hundred Foot Journey' (PG) Milborne St Andrew Village Hall, Nr Dorchester, DT11 0JX. Door and bar open from 7pm, film starts 7:30pm. Tickets £3 can be obtained on the door.

17-19 Does Richard Dawkins Exist? The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, DT2 7BE. A weekend at Hilfield for young Christians who want to engage with science and its questions, led by Lydia Reese from the Friary Community. 01300 341741

18 Bucky Doo Music: St Swithuns Band Bucky Doo Square, Bridport. 10am. Live music for the enjoyment of shoppers.

18 Books, Coffee and Cake and Home Grown / Made Produce Moreton Village Hall, Nr Dorchester, DT2 8RE. 10am-12noon. Free Entry.. All books 25p. Contact Maeve 01929 463221 (www.moretonvillagehall.btck.co.uk)

18 Mah Jong Workshops St John Ambulance, St John Way, Poundbury, Dorchester, DT1 2NH. 10am-4pm. Tutored by Stephen Frost, teaching the basics of this fancinating game to beginners and be on hand to help those who have played before. £12.50per session, profits donated to St John Ambulance. Places limited, book on: 01305 814329 / 07968380257

18 Stir To Action Workshop: Craftivism St Michael's Studios, St Michaels Estate, Bridport. 10am- 5pm. Full details on website. (www.craftivist-collective.com) (www.stirtoaction.com/workshop/)

18 Charity Barn Dance Stratton Village Hall, Nr Dorchester. 7:30pm for 8pm. Dancing to The Black Sheep. £10pp inc. nibbles. Bar. Raffle. All proceeds to Heart Response: orphans and widows primarily in Romania: 07973120235

18 Angels Trinity Club Dorchester, Trinity Street, Dorchester. From 7pm til late. Sounds from the 60s, 70s & 80s with supporting disco. Tickets £10 on the door or £7 in advance from Ian: 01305 262671 / 07545290482

19 Antiques Fair Kingston Maurward House, Dorchester, DT2 8PY. 10am-4pm. (www.kmc.ac.uk)

19 Waterwheel Open Day Sherborne Steam & Waterwheel Centre, Sherborne. 11am-4pm. 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)

20 Community Lecture: Flames, Brains and Bacteria Thomas Hardye School Theatre, Queen's Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 2ET. 7pm by Dr Ben Littlefield, Outreach and Access Facilitator for the Faculty of Chemistry Food and Pharmacy at the University of Reading. Free but by ticket only available from School Reception two weeks prior. Max4pp. 01305 266064

20 Bride Valley Gardening Club Talk: Gardens of WW1 Puncknowle Village Hall, nr Bridport. 7:30pm. 01308 482602

20-26 Residents Week Dorset A chance for residents to enter their local attractions at a discounted price. Voucher available in the 'Your Dorset' Magazine and at (www.visit-dorset.com)

22 Bridport Camera Club Workshop: Birds & Invertebrates Chancery House, Chancery Lane off East St, Bridport. Photography workshop with Colin Varndell starts 7:30pm. All welcome. £6. 01308 459266 (www.bridportcameraclub.co.uk)

22 Talk 'British Owls' Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, DT7 3UY. 7:30pm. Talk ‘British Owls, their Natural History and Practical Conservation’ by Chris Sperring – with LIVE OWLS!

23 Wine Tasting Café Paninis, 11 Weymouth Av. Dorchester, DT1 1QR. 7pm for 7:30pm. Two course dinner + tutored tasting £32.50pp. 8-10 wines presented. Book at Palmers Wine Store 01308 427500 (www.palmerswinestore.com)

23 Thomas Hardy's Humour: A Celebration of a Great Comic Writer Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7pm for 7:30pm. By Dr Alan Chedzoy. Free, £3 donation encouraged.

23-25 Amateur Players of Sherborne present Tonight at 8:30 The Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. 7:30pm. Featuring three plays from Noel Coward's ten one-act play cycle titled 'Tonight at 8:30' including Hands Across the Sea, In Still Life and Red Peppers. Tickets £8, students £5, group bookings 10+ £7.50 will be available from Marsh's, Cheap Street, Sherborne and The Abbey Shop, Abbey Close, Sherborne. 01963 210462 (www.aps-sherborne.co.uk)

23 World Book Night Library, Hound St, Sherborne. Join this social event with Sherborne Literary Society. 07712 59897

24 Auction of Pictures, Books, Antiques, Interiors & Sporting Items Charterhouse, Long St, Sherborne. 01935 812277

24 Wine Tasting Palmers Brewery, West Bay Road, Bridport, DT6 4JA. 7:30pm for 8pm. Glass of wine + canapes on arrival. Tutored tasting £13.50pp. Book at Palmers Wine Store 01308 427500 (www.palmerswinestore.com)

24-26 A Social Justice Retreat The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, DT2 7BE. For people committed to working in the field, led by Br Sam SSF. 01300 341741 (www.hilfieldfriary.org.uk)

25 Bridport Ceilidh: The Casterbridge Band St Mary's Church Hall, South St, Bridport. 7:30pm-1pm. New members always welcome. You don't need a partner. Bring & share finger food/snacks. 01308 423442 (http://bridportceilidhs.wordpress.com/)

25 Powerstock Cider Festival Powerstock Hut, Powerstock, Nr Bridport. 6pm-11:30pm. Around 20 cider producers attending the festival as well as local food suppliers. Tickets on sale at Bridport TIC. £6.

25-26 Glass Fusing & Slumping Course Gillian Hulse Designs, Manor Yard, Mill Lane, Symondsbury, Bridport, DT6 6HG. Two day course, 10am-4pm (Sat) & 10am-3pm (Sun). Offering you the opportunity to try a wider range of different techniques to make some sample pieces before going on to complete some projects eg window panel. £220, to book: Tel: 07827916054 (email: gillian@gillianhulse.com)

26 Lyme Bay Chorale Spring Concert St Michael's Parish Church, Church Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3DB. Musical Director Alex Davies with Guest Conductor Judy Martin. A feast of 20th Century choral music. £12 in advance or £14 on the door, includes a post-concert buffet. This concert supports LBC’s Young Singer’s Bursary Scheme. Tickets from: Penny Black Cafe, 37 Broad Street, Lyme Regis, or Lyme Regis TIC 01297 442138 (www.lymebaychorale.co.uk)

26 An Afternoon of Jazz The Tithe Barn, Manor Yard, Symondsbury, Bridport, DT6 6HG. The Rachael Roberts Jazz Band and DJ James Baker perform from 2pm. Tickets £10 from the Estate Office. 01308 424116 (www.symondsburyestate.co.uk)

26 West Bay Beach Clean Meet on the West Beach at West Bay Help keep our local beach beautiful with just a short while picking up litter. Equipment provided. (email: westbay.beachcare@gmail.com)

26 The Sherborne Big Little Market Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 11am-4pm. A monthly market celebrating the finest Dorset has to offer – from food to artisan craft and entertainment. (www.arkadiaevents.co.uk)

26 DWT Talk: Glow-worms and their Natural History Bridport United Church Hall, East St, Bridport Illustrated talk by Peter Bright from Somerset Wildlife Trust. Starts 7.30pm. £3 non-members inc refreshments.

27 Golden Cap Association (National Trust West Dorset) present 'How ShelterBox Works' United Church, East Street, Bridport, DT6 3LJ. 7:30pm. Illustrated talk by Ian Brooke, ShelterBox. Non-Members, £3 inc. tea & biscuits. 01308 863577

28 Cercle Français De Dorchester - AGM Café Jagos, High East Street, Dorchester. 7:30pm for 8pm. English: 01305 854 025 French: 01305 812 666 (www.dorchesterfrenchcircle.org.uk)

28 Lyme Regis Philpot Museum - Then, now & future Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. 2:30pm. Lyme Regis Society: Lyme Regis Philpot Museum - Then, now & future by the museum director, David Tucker.

28/04-19/09 A Poetic Eye Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm (4pm March). John Craxton on Cranborne chase and Crete.

29 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Showcasing a wide variety of music, for 40mins. Free entry, with retiring collection.

30 Café Scientifique Thomas Hardye School Theatre, Queen's Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 2ET. 6pm-7pm. Presentation on cutting-edge palaeontology topic tba, by Professor Phililip Manning, University of Manchester.

30 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Digby Memorial Hall, Sherborne. 6:30pm-8:30pm. An 8 week course by Wessex Mindfulness Training. 01258 456278 (email: anthony@wessexmindfulnesstraining.co.uk) (www.wessexmindfulnesstraining.co.uk)

30 Thomas Hardy Talk: What Tess Meant to Hardy and Why Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1XA. 7pm for 7:30pm. By Prof. Keith Wilson University of Ottawa. Free, £3 donation encouraged.

30 West Dorset Humanists meeting Wessex Royale Hotel, 32 High West St, Dorchester. 7:30pm. All major religions have oppressed and discriminated against women. Jo Adams will examine whether Humanism can break this pattern and discuss ways in which women can be equally represented in a truly egalitarian Humanist movement. 07810 360700

30 An Evening with Paul Atterbury - Celebrating 400 Years of Dorchester Almshouses Corn Exchange, High East St, Dorchester. 7:30pm. £10 in from Dorchester TIC & Dorchester municipal Charities, Whetstones, West Walks. £12 on door.

31/03-05/04 Holy Week & Easter The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester,DT2 7BE. 01300 341741 (www.hilfieldfriary.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

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

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