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What's on in and around West Dorset

July 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

Until 01/11 ‘Victoria Cross Hero' Beaminster Museum, DT8 3NB. Open Tues, Thurs, Sat and BH Mondays 10:30am-4pm, Sunday 2pm-4.30pm. The story of William Bernard Rhodes-Moorhouse of Beaminster.

Until 26/09 The Working End Bridport Museum. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Tribute to the skilled, repetitive work of Bridport rope & net making industry, past and present.

01 The Grand Tour in Italy Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. Professor Jeremy Black. Looks at the ‘Grand Tour’. (http://sherborne-dfas.org.uk)

01 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free 40 minute recital by Paul Ellis, showcasing a wide variety of music.

01 An Evening of Books and Ballads Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7pm for 7:30pm. Natasha Solomons book launch for her new novel The Song Collector. 01305 756827

01 Sunset Café Stompers St. Peter's Church, West Knighton Nr Dorchester 7:30pm. Hot new Orleans jazz. £8.50 from Corner House Stores, Broadmayne. 01305 852626 / 01305 854795 (www.sunsetcafestompers.com)

01 Music in Bucky Doo Bucky Doo Square, South St, Bridport. Live music for the entertainment of shoppers on Bridport Market Days.10am till midday. 01308 456722.

01-31 Onewall Gallery: Merete Bates Exhibition Gallimaufry Furnishings, 179 Bridport Road, Poundbury, DT1 3AH. Open Tues-Sat 10am-5pm (and by appointment). Philosophical concepts in passionate colour. 01305 257516.

02 Racket Session The Hub, Lyme Regis. 2pm-4pm. Racket Skills at The Hub is a fun session for young people to learn new ball and racket skills whilst enjoying and playing badminton. 01297 445021 (www.hublyme.co.uk)

02 Lacemaking Demonstration Sherborne Museum. Sue Dycer demonstrates Torchon lacemaking. Free. 10am – 1pm.

02 The Three Musketeers Castle Gardens, Sherborne. Illyria open air theatre. 7.30pm (gates open 6pm). Tickets £15, £12.50, £5 01935 814633

03 Performance Night Holwell Village Hall, DT9 5LL. 7pm. A relaxed evening of Folk, Roots, Acoustic & Original Music. To perform contact: 01963 23145 (Email: Glenn@BearCatCollective.co.uk)

03 Archaeology Field Trip: Druce Farm Roman Villa Nr Puddletown, Dorchester. Visit website or call for directions. 6pm. 01305 262735 (www.dorsetcountymuseum.org/events)

03 Charity Night for Julia's House Durnovaria, South Street, Dorchester, DT1 1DH 8pm till 12am. Fancy Dress required. 70s-80s theme. Prizes for the best fancy dress. Live music from DJ Dr Funk playing jazz from the 70s and 80s. All donations going to Julia's House 01305 262751

03 The Jewels in the Crown Loders Village Hall, Loders, Dorset, DT6 3SA 6.00pm. A talk by Dr John Davies, followed by supper with local musicians, the Poole brothers. Tickets - £15, avaliable from The Loders Arms, Loders; The Crown, Uploaders or The Marquis of Lorne, Nettlecombe 01305 267380 (www.arthritisresearchuk.org)

03 Loose Connections Rose & Crown, Longburton. From 9pm. Local covers bank making debut. 01963 210202

03 Elijah Wolf + Friday Nights Molly's Den, Shoe Lane, Bridport. Elijah hosts his popular 'Howl Open Mic' and performs his own songs 4pm - 9 pm. Family friendly/ food & drink available (www.mollys-den.co.uk)

03-04 Stained Glass Workshop Highway Farm, Nr Bridport, DT6 6AE. Two day course 10am - 5pm The course involves working with coloured and clear and textured glass. Glass & tools etc provided by Jacky Hunt. £90 + £20 for materials. 01308 424321 (www.highwayfarm.co.uk)

03-15 'Colour and Movement' Exhibition The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10:30am-4:30pm. The second joint exhibition of recent works by Zee Jones and Pam Allsop. (www.townmillartsguild.com)

04 Sherborne Abbey Choir Concert Anthems, motets and Bob Chilcott’s Requiem. 7.30pm. Free entry.

04 Cerne Abbas Fete Vicarage Gardens, Back Lane. Inc. Children’s medieval procession. From 1:30pm. £1 (children free).

04 Bridport Charter Fair South Street, Bridport. 9am-3pm. Bridport's famous Charter Fair takes place at several venues in South Street. Stalls and fun for everyone! 01308 422500

04 The Sherborne Pageant 1905 Somerset & Dorset Family History Society, The Parade, Sherborne. 2-4pm. Dr Tom Hulme and Dr Paul Readman will talk on how Sherborne inspired the pageantry movement. 01935 389611 (Email: sdfhs@btconnect.com)

04 The Big Mix 2015 Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis. 1pm-11pm 01297 442394 (www.bsharp.uk.com)

04 Show of Hands Family Festival Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, DT3 4LA. 3pm-9pm. Open-air concert. Information & to book tickets: 01305 871130 http://abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk/)

04 Armed Forces Day Civic Service Dorchester DT1 1RE. March1:25pm from North Square via South Street to the Borough Gardens. Followed by free live music by the Wessex Military Band and the Durnovaria Band. (www.armedforcesday.org.uk)

04 Summer Rhapsody United Church, South Street, Dorchester. 7pm. Concert of popular music presented by The Llantrisant Ladies Welsh Choir and The Casterbridge Male Voice Choir. £6 on the door in aid of Julia's House.

04 Charmouth Summer Fair + Challenge Race 8 Miles; Fun Run 2 miles Charmouth Primary School, Lower Sea Lane. Raffles, BBQ, games, stalls. From 12:30pm. Entry forms at (www.charmouthchallenge.co.uk/charmouth.dorset.sch.uk)

04 Bridport Chamber Orchestra Summer Concert St Mary's Church, Bridport. 7.30pm. Conductor - Arturo Serna; Leader - Alexandra Ennis; Soloist Joseph Shiner. £10, U16s free from Bridport Music Centre or on the door.

04 Saxminster Marine Parade, Lyme Regis. West Dorset and East Devon’s unique 20-piece saxophone choir will be giving a free afternoon concert 12noon-1:30pm 07515 932061 (www.saxminster.co.uk)

04 Music in Bucky Doo Bucky Doo Square, South St, Bridport. Live music for the entertainment of shoppers on Bridport Market Days.10am till midday 01308 456722.

04 Rockpool Rambles Lyme Regis. Meet by the BIG anchor in Lyme Regis. Walks last 1.5 hours and equipment provided. Booking essential. 1:30pm 01297 560772 (www.charmouth.org)

04-05 Wargamers Weekend The Tank Museum, Bovington, Nr Wool BH20 6JG. 10am-5pm. Britain's wargaming enthusiasts exhibit strategy games for visitors to view and join in. Normal admission. 01929 405096 (www.tankmuseum.org)

04-05 Stir To Action Workshop: Workers Co-ops for Young People Chapel in the Garden, East Street, Bridport, DT6 3JX. Create Your Own Work! 10am til 4pm. Full details on website. (www.AltGen.org.uk) (www.stirtoaction.com/workshop/)

04-05 Open Gardens Sandford Orcas 3 Miles North of Sherborne off the B3148 Marston Magna Road 2pm-6pm each day. Teas, plant sales, children's miniture gardens competition. Admission £6, covers both days. Under 16s free

05 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)

05 The Occasional Singers - Music for a Summer's Evening Dorset County Museum, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7:30pm. With Duncan Honeybourne (piano). Doors open 6pm for refreshments and to visit the Museum. £8 in advance from museum shop or on the door. All tickets proceeds to the Collections Discovery Centre Project.

05 Piano Recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne by Ana Laura Manero. Includes works by Chopin and Schubert. 3pm. Tickets £7 (to include cream tea) from Sherborne TIC, Winstones’s Bookhop or on the door. In aid of Student Exchanges.

05 Half Day Coach Trip to Ruggs Farm & The Old Rectory: Two neighbouring NGS Gardens nr Yeovil Uplyme Village Hall. Depart Uplyme Village Hall at 1pm. Total cost £10 for coach, entry to both gardens & a Cream Tea. Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society. Call: 01297 34733 to book by June 28th. (https://ulrhs.wordpress.com/)

05 The Dorset Postcard Club Annual Fair The Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester, DT1 1JF. 10am-4pm. Over 25 Postcard Dealers. £1 on door. Refreshments available. Wheelchair friendly. Call Dave Stevens for details: 01305 871629

05 Open Gardens Manor Farm & Grange Cottage, Stourton Caundle. In aid of Weldmar Hospicecare Trust. 2pm-5pm £8 combined entry. Teas available.

05 The 19th John Wells Classic Motorcycle Road Run Crown Inn, West Bay Rd, Bridport. Large Motorcycle run from Bridport + BBQ £8 entry per bike sign on 9:30am Bikes leave at 10:30am prompt. Entry forms from: Sarah Gay, 198 North Allington, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 5EB. In aid of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance 01308 427062.

05 Fundraising Concert for Clock House Pub Chideock Field at Seatown. To raise money for this popular village pub that was distroyed by fire at Easter. BBQ, bar and live music, 3pm - 8pm, family event/prize draw. Parking at Anchor Seatown. Tickets from Briport TIC and Chideock village shop Alison Smith 01297 480877 (Email Stephen Smith 264@btinternet.com)

06 Dorchester & District U3A: History of Kingston Maurward Parish Centre, Culliford Road North, Dorchester, DT1 1QG. Coffee 10am, talk 10:30am-12noon. An illustrated talk by Tim Loasby. New members & guests welcome. Parking limited. (www.dorchesteru3a.org.uk)

06 Faith, Poverty & Environment Digby Memorial Hall, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Insight lectures summer series. Tickets £16 Parish Office 01935 812452.

07 Dorset Archaeological Days: Thorncombe Wood Roman Road Meet at Thorncombe Woods Car Park, Higher Bockhampton DT2 8QJ, SY 725 921. 10am. Walk with Steve Wallis of DCC. 1½ hours, 2 miles, some slopes. Booking forms from TICs. £3 (£5 on day) child £1. Bookable on: (www.dorsetforyou.com/Dorset-Archaeological-Days)

07 'Music by the Sea' Lyme Regis Town Band Concert Marine Parade Shelters, Lyme Regis. 8pm-9:15pm. Tuesday evening summer concert. (www.lymeregistownband.co.uk)

08 Sherborne Flicks: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. Sonny pursues his dream of opening a second hotel. £6 from Sherborne TIC.

08 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free 40 minute recital by Harold Jackson, showcasing a wide variety of music.

08 Thomas Hardy: Life, Work and Places - but why not Lyme Regis? Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. U3A talk: 10am coffee, 11am talk by Helen Lange, Chairman, The Thomas Hardy Society. 07802 751828

08 Music in Bucky Doo Bucky Doo Square, South St, Bridport. Live music for the entertainment of shoppers on Bridport Market Days.10am till midday. 01308 456722.

08-09 Moth Trapping National Trust Hardon Hill, Morecombelake. Setting traps around 8pm on Wednesday and gathering to analyse the catch from 8:30am the following morning. Info: contact Ann Bartlett 01297 489532 (Email: ann.bartlett1945@gmail.com)

09 Bell Ringing Taster Session St Mary's Church, South St, Bridport. 7pm. You are invited to come and try bell ringing! No obligation. 01308 459815 (Email: stmarysbellringers@hotmail.co.uk)

09 The Wind in the Willows The Hyde Residential Gardens, Walditch, DT6 4LB 6:30pm. Folksy Theatre outdoor production, take a picnic and enjoy. Tickets from (www.folksytheatre.co.uk)

09 Racket Session The Hub, Lyme Regis. 2pm-4pm. Racket Skills at The Hub is a fun session for young people to learn new ball and racket skills whilst enjoying and playing badminton. 01297 445021 (www.hublyme.co.uk)

09 Sherborne's Vanished Pubs Walkabout -Route 1. Meet Greehill Bus Stop, Sherborne. 6pm. Barry Brock leads an evening walk ending with a beer in a pub. Via Greenhill, Cheap Street & Westbury. Weather dependant. 01935 389611 (Email: sdfhs@btconnect.com)

09-10 The New Hardy Players Max Gate. Sold Out. Other performances available at various venues (www.hardyonline.org)

09-12 Cerne Abbas Music Festival St Mary's Church, Cerne Abbas. The Gaudier Ensemble. Tickets £14/£18 available from Ceren Abbas Stores or: 07527 528673 (www.cerneabbasmusicfestival.co.uk)

10 Create Play, Move & Learn Comrades Hall, Broadwindsor. A day workshop for understanding how children learn. Who should attent: Pre-school & nursery teachers, parents, clinicians & social service staff. More info visit (www.createcatt.com)

10 Elijah Wolf + Friday Nights @ Molly's Den, Shoe Lane, Bridport. Elijah hosts his popular 'Howl Open Mic' and performs his own songs 4pm - 9 pm. Family friendly/ food & drink available (www.mollys-den.co.uk)

10-12 The Weaver's Song The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, DT2 7BE. Exploring the poetry of Kabir, Indian Sufi mystic poet of the 15th Century and his connection with Francis, together with some practical weaving, led by Jonathon Herbert of the Hilfield Frairy Community. 01300 341741 (www.hilfieldfriary.org.uk)

10-12 Antiques and Fine Art Fair Kingston Maurward House, Dorchester, DT2 8PY. 10am-4pm. (www.kmc.au.uk)

10-12 Scything & Grassland Management Monkton Wyld Court Nr Charmouth DT6 6DQ. (www.monktonwyldcourt.co.uk)

11 Jurassic Fields Music Festival Askers Meadow, off South St, Bridport. A wonderful range of music and entertainment for everyone. 10am till 11pm. Tickets from Bridport Tourist Information Centre 01308 424901 (www.jurassicfields.com)

11 Yeovilton International Air Day Yeovilton Airbase, nr Yeovil, Somerset. The Royal Navy’s premier airshow, one of the Southwest’s largest one day events, will offer an action-packed day out for all the family with thrilling flying displays and plenty to see and do on the ground. Tickets from Bridport, Dorchester, Lyme Regis and Sherborne TICs. 0330 100 3656

11 Did the Romans Settle Here? Golden Cap. For more information call: 01297 489481

11 Summer Show and Country Fayre Uplyme Village Hall. 1pm -5pm. Traditional marquee with competition entries and a great afternoon of entertainment lined up. £2. Brian Cursley 07831 533580 or 01297 443642 (https://ulrhs.wordpress.com/)

11 The New Hardy Players present The Return of the Native Minterne House, Minterne Magna, Dorchester, DT2 7AU. Picnics from 6:30pm. 7:30pm start. £10 in advance from Dorchester TIC. £7.50 U12s, £30 family. In aid of Weldmar Hospice Trust, Julia's House & Dorset Wildlife Trust. Please bring a chair or blanket. (www.hardyonline.org)

11 Evening Concert with the Bovington Military Wives Choir Broadmayne Methodist Church, Nr Dorchester, DT2 8EX. 7:30pm. Celebrating our 150th anniversary at the Church. There will be a display of archive material and a souvenir booklet available. All welcome.

11 Bridport Gift & Craft Fair St Mary's Church Hall, South St, Bridport. 9am - 2pm in aid of Bridport Youth Football Club. To book table 07727095899

11 Poundbury Sqaure Dance Pummery Square, Poundbury, Dorchester. 6pm-9pm. Free, with music supplied by 'Up and Running' all ages welcome.

11 Traditional Church Fete Sydling St Nicholas. Village green, from 2pm. Traditional games. Tea, cakes, Pimms, Real Ale & ice creams. Greasy pole, krazy kitchen & Coconut Shy. Many stalls /grand draw. Tractor & vehicle display. £1, children free.

11 Kathakali Stourton Caundle Village Hall. 6:30pm. Powerful visual storytelling. Tickets £6 (www.theflyingmouse.co.uk)

11 Thomas Hardy Singers St Peter's Church, High East Street, Dorchester. 7:30pm Conducted by Peter Oakes and Hanna Trevorrow. Concert to include Rutter Requiem and Berstein Chichester Psalms. Free admission, Collecton at end.

11 Music in Bucky Doo Bucky Doo Square, South St, Bridport. Live music for the entertainment of shoppers on Bridport Market Days.10am till midday. Wessex Military Band. 01308 456722.

11 Beer & Cider Festival Lyme Regis Football Club, 12 noon http://candlesonthecobb.org/cider-and-beer-festival/)

11-12 Beer, Cider & Cheese Festival Lyme Regis Football Club. 12pm-11pm. Enjoy a selection of hand-picked ales and ciders, with live music and a selection of fine food to tempt your taste buds. (www.lymeregisfc.co.uk)

11-12 IT! WHISLTE a Festival of Music The Bridge Valley. Bredy Farm, Burton Bradstock. Sat from 7pm; Sunday from 1pm. Tickets from Cider Shed, Bredy Farm (www.fuelledbycider.com/itwhistle)

11-26 ‘Ships in the Night' The Old Timberyard, West Bay DT6 4EL A solo show of constructed minature worlds inside boxes by Katarina Rose Open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm; Sat-Sun llam-6pm. (www.katarinarose.com) / (www.theoldtimberyard.com)

12 Sea Sunday Fisherman's Green, West Bay Nr Bridport. Band procession and open air service taking place in recognition of the services of seafarers to the country. (Email: philipringer@aol.com)

12 Walk for Wards for Yeovil Hospital 3 mile walk or 1 mile toddle in grounds of Sherborne Castle. Dogs welcome on leads. Registration free; minimum of £10 to be raised in sponsorship. Contact Sarah Cherry 01935 383020.

12 Waterwheel Open Day Castleton 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)

12 Car Boot Sale The Terraces, Sherborne. 9am - Noon. Sellers from 8:30am - £5, Buyers from 9am - 50p. In aid of Friends of the Yeatman.

12 Celebrating 150 Years Broadmayne Methodist Church, Nr Dorchester, DT2 8EX. 3pm. Service led by Revd Barrie Snook followed by a Cream Tea and Photograph. There will also be a display of archive material and a souvenir booklet available.

12 Swingtime in the Gardens Borough Gardens, Dorchester DT1 1RE. 1pm. Enjoy free live music from local Brass Bands.

12 Bridport Jurassic Coast Run from Bridport Leisure Centre Fun starts at 9am, race starts at 10:30am. 10k run, 5k run, 1 mile run for under 13s, family treasure hunt for 8yrs and under. Free use of the swimming pool avaliable, inflatable pool session, bouncy castle, food and refreshments 01308 459942 (www.bridport-runners.co.uk)

13 Dorset Chamber Choir Summer Supper Concert Moreton Village Hall, The Common, Station Rd Nr Dorcheter DT2 8RS. 7:30pm. £10 inc. concert & buffet. Raffle. Info: Maurice Howell 01202 885313 or visit (www.dorsetchamberchoir.com)

13 A Life in Journalism St. George's Church Hall, Fordington, Dorchester, DT1 1LB. 7:45pm. Talk by Marian Cox, organised by National Trust South Dorset Association. Guests £3 inc. tea/ biscuits. 01305 832198

14 'Music by the Sea' Lyme Regis Town Band Concert Marine Parade Shelters, Lyme Regis. 8pm-9:15pm. Tuesday evening summer concert. (www.lymeregistownband.co.uk)

14 Memory Café Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. Provide an opportunity for people with dementia and their carers to meet in a relaxed social setting. Information, support and activities are available. 01202 764352 (www.alzheimers.org.uk/dorset)

15 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free 40 minute recital by Stephen Bell, showcasing a wide variety of music.

15 9-5 No Thank You Catholic Church Hall, Westbury. Amusing WI talk by Mrs Mickey Fitzpatrick. 2:30pm New members and guests £3, inc refreshments.

15 Music in Bucky Doo Bucky Doo Square, South St, Bridport. Live music for the entertainment of shoppers on Bridport Market Days.10am till midday. 01308 456722.

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

16 Bridport & District Gardening Club Monthly Meeting: Orchids for Beginners W.I. Hall, North St, Bridport. Starts 7:30pm. With Mrs M Moores. 01308 422514 (www.bridportgardeningclub.co.uk)

16 Sherborne's Vanished Pubs Walkabout -Route 1. Meet Greehill Bus Stop, Sherborne. 6pm. Barry Brock leads an evening walk ending with a beer in a pub. Via Greenhill, Cheap Street & Westbury. Weather dependant. 01935 389611 (Email: sdfhs@btconnect.com)

16-17 The New Hardy Players present The Return of the Native Lulworth Cove, BH20 5RS. Picnics from 6:30pm. 7:30pm start. £7.50 U12s, £30 family. In aid of Weldmar Hospice Trust, Julia's House & Dorset Wildlife Trust. Please bring a chair or blanket. £10 in advance from Dorchester TIC 01305 267992 (www.hardyonline.org)

16-19 A Time to Craft (A Time to Share) The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, DT2 7BE. Thursday or Friday-Sunday. A chance to spend a few days crafting in good company. No teaching so bring your own crafts and maybe enough to show someone else and pick up another craft yourself. Info and to book: 01300 341741 (www.hilfieldfriary.org.uk)

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 & a chance to sit and chat with a cup of tea or coffee. All proceeds to St Martin’s Community Hall. Info: Eleanor Piper 01305 853765

17 Cookery Course: Terrific Tapas Church Walk, Littlebredy, Dorchester DT2 9HG. Join Christine McFadden for a feast of authentic tasty treats from Spain. Info: 01308 482784 (www.thedorsetfoodie.co.uk)

17 Elijah Wolf + Friday Nights @ Molly's Den, Shoe Lane, Bridport. Elijah hosts his popular 'Howl Open Mic' and performs his own songs 4pm - 9 pm. Family friendly/ food & drink available (www.mollys-den.co.uk)

17-05 Aug 'Making An Impression' The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10:30am-4:30pm. An eclectic mix of collagraph prints and ceramics resulting in an enthusiastic collection of work that is fresh and contemporary. (www.townmillartsguild.com)

17-22 Texas/London The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10:30am-4:30pm. Texan artist Jane Cornish Smith and London artist Sally Shrubsall are cousins that come together in their first collaborative show to present a juxtaposition of style and approach. (www.townmillartsguild.com)

17/07-06/08 Local Artist Damian Clarke Window Exhibition Dorchester TIC, 11 Antelope Walk DT1 1BE. Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm. Vibrant and abstract painted and ink drawings of many places Damian loves. All items for sale.

17-19 Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival Tolpuddle, Nr Dorchester. Celebrates trade unionism to remember the sacrifice made by the six farm workers of the village. Mix of political discussion, speeches, music and entertainment for all the family Traditional procession of banners on Sunday 2pm. Wreath laying and Methodist service. (www.tolpuddlemartyrs.org.uk)

18 Excavations in Egypt Somerset & Dorset Family History Society, The Parade, Sherborne. 2pm-4pm. Dr Patricia Spencer will describe excavations in which she has participated and will also talk about village life in modern Egypt. 01935 389611 (Email: sdfhs@btconnect.com)

18 Book Fair Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 9:30am-4pm. 01803 613356

18 Books, Coffee, Cake and Home Grown/Made produce Moreton Village Hall, Nr Dorchester, DT2 8RE. 10am-12noon. Free Entry. Come and join us for a cuppa whilst you browse our vast selection of books. All books 25p. Contact Maeve on 01929 463221 or visit (www.moretonvillagehall.btck.co.uk)

18 The New Hardy Players present The Return of the Native Watercombe House, Off A352, Nr Owermoigne, Dorchester DT2 8HJ. Picnics from 6:30pm. 7:30pm start. £10 in advance from Dorchester TIC. £7.50 U12s, £30 family. In aid of Weldmar Hospice Trust, Julia's House & Dorset Wildlife Trust. Please bring a chair or blanket. (www.hardyonline.org)

18 Leigh Food Fair & Vintage/Classic Car Display Leigh Village Hall. 10am–4pm. Some of the best food and drink on offer from local producers. Veteran/Classic cars & motorbikes will be on display. Hot food, Ice cream, Beer and Cider. Entertainment inc. children’s activites. 01935 873846 (Email: elizabethturnbull70@btinternet.com) (www.leighvillage.org.uk/foodfair/)

18 Music for a Summer Evening Charminster Village Hall, North Street, Charminster, DT2 9QL An evening of music. Violin, Clarinet, Tenor, Piano. In Aid of Church Floods. 7.30pm, Tickets £7.50 on the door.

18 Wriggle Valley Jazz Band Rose & Crown, Longburton. From 9pm. 01963 210202.

18 Stoke Abbott Street Fair Stoke Abbott Nr Beaminster. 2pm-5pm. Stalls, teas, kids acitivities and live music.

18 Bride Valley Gardening Club Flower & Produce Show Litton Cheney Village Hall. From 2pm. Take part in judging. Judging to finish 3:30pm. Prize giving 4pm. Tea, scones and cakes on sale. 01308 898473 (Email: cillamorris@hotmail.com)

18 Piddlehinton Church Fete West Lodge, Nr Dorchester. 2pm. Commemorating 800yrs of Magna Carta opened by ‘King John’ Fancy dress competition of those in costume of the period. Dog show, pony rides, Pimms, stalls, afternoon and evening BBQ. 01300 348465 / 01300 348220 (www.piddlevalley.info)

18 Music in Bucky Doo Bucky Doo Square, South St, Bridport. Live music for the entertainment of shoppers on Bridport Market Days.10am till midday. Rex Trevett Big Band. 01308 456722.

18-19 Harbour Bites West Bay Food Weekend 2015 West Bay, Nr Bridport. Best of South West Food and Drink to raise money in aid of the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. Pitches available contact (Email: harbourbitesfestival@gmail.com)

18-25 Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week Lyme Regis. Details tba in programme. (www.facebook.com/LymeRegisLifeboatWeek)

19 Lyme Regis Town Band Concert Marine Parade Shelters, Lyme Regis. 2:30pm-4pm. (www.lymeregistownband.co.uk)

19 Sherborne Town Band Concert Pageant Gardens, Sherborne. 2:30pm – 4pm.

19 Meeting of the Friends of Monkton Church St Simon & St Jude Church, Winterborne Monkton, Dorset, DT2 9PT. 4pm followed by cream tea in the Elworthy Hall. Choral Evensong at 5:30pm in the Church. 01305 264117

19 Battle of the Bands Borough Gardens, West Walks Road, Dorchester DT1 1RE. 4:30pm. Opportunity for young bands with band members aged 13-21 to come along and express their musical talent. (www.dorchester-tc.gov.uk)

19 Classics at the Castle Sherborne Castle, DT9 5NR. 1200+ Classic, Sports and Supercars (www.sherbornecastle.com)

19 Rockpool Rambles Lyme Regis. Meet by the BIG anchor in Lyme Regis. Walks last 1.5 hours and equipment provided. Booking essential. 2pm 01297 560772 (www.charmouth.org)

20 Bride Valley Gardening Club Talk: Summer Pruning Puncknowle Village Hall, Nr Bridport. 7:30pm. Visitors welcome. 01308 482602

20 RAF Red Arrows Lyme Regis Seafront. 5pm over bay. Programme is subject to change and weather (www.raf.mod.uk/reds)

21 'Music by the Sea' Lyme Regis Town Band Concert Marine Parade Shelters, Lyme Regis. 8pm-9:15pm. Tuesday evening summer concert. (www.lymeregistownband.co.uk)

21-22 Family Bioblitz Day Lankham Bottom Reserve, 1/2 mile from A37 off the minor road from Cattistock. Park at map Ref. ST 606004. Tues: 7pm Barbecue & Moth Trapping. Camping facilities. Bring tent etc and food & drink to share. Wed: 9am analysis of traps. 11am guided walk, BYO picnic. 2pm-4pm: guided walk 01963 23559 (Email: nigelspring@yahoo.co.uk)

21/07-06/09 Super Summer Dinosaur Hunt Dinosaur Museum, Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW. Daily 10am-5pm.

22 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free 40 minute recital by Chris Liddle showcasing a wide variety of music.

22 Dorset Archaeological Days: Maiden Castle Meet at Maiden Castle car park DT2 9PP, SY 668 889. 6:30pm. An evening stroll to explore an Iron Age hillfort with Claire Pinder. 1½ -2hours, some slopes. Booking form from TICs and bookable on the website. £3 (£5 on day) child £1. (www.dorsetforyou.com/Dorset-Archaeological-Days)

22 Adult Craft Workshop: Learn How to Crochet Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 1pm-3:30pm. Designed for beginners. Pre-booking essential. All materials are provided. £10 (inc. museum entry). 01305 756827

22 Family Activity: Marvellous Mosaics Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 10:30am-12:30pm. Adults should remain with their children at all times. Up to two children per adult. Free event. 01305 756827

22 Animal Encounters with Jack's Zoo Uplyme Village Hall. 7:30pm. Adults £3. Children under 16 £1.50. Profits to Lifeboat Week. Brian Cursley 07831 533580 (https://ulrhs.wordpress.com/)

22 Admiral Sir George Somers Parade Langmoor Gardens & Cobb Harbour, Lyme Regis. Somers Day Parade Starting at 11.00am in Langmoor Gardens the parade will pass through Broad Street, Marine Parade ending at the end of the Cobb.

22 Charlton Down Local History Group 'The Hardy Monument' Herrison Ballroom, Charlton Down Village Hall, Sherren Avenue, Charlton Down Nr Dorchester DT2 9UA. 7:30pm. An illustrated talk by Rob Rhodes, National Trust. Entry £3.

22 Sherborne Science Café Raleigh Hall, Sherborne. 7:30pm. ‘The Application of Geophysics to Eqyptian Archaeology: Some Case Studies’ by Jeffrey Spencer.

22 Fashion on Ration Vintage Fashion Show Bridport Town Hall. 7pm for 7:30pm start. Tickets on sale at Bridport TIC.

22-23 Stained Glass Workshop Highway Farm, Nr Bridport, DT6 6AE. Two day course 10am - 5pm The course involves working with coloured and clear and textured glass. Glass & tools etc provided by Jacky Hunt. £90 + £20 for materials. 01308 424321 (www.highwayfarm.co.uk)

23 English Historical Dance Class Dorchester Town Hall, High East Street DT1 1HF. 7:30pm-10pm. £6. From the era of Poldark and Far From the Madding Crowd. Details: 07710285687 / 01935 472771 (Email: samedifference@live.co.uk)

23 Sherborne's Vanished Pubs Walkabout -Route 1. Meet Greehill Bus Stop, Sherborne. 6pm. Barry Brock leads an evening walk ending with a beer in a pub. Via Greenhill, Cheap Street & Westbury. Weather dependant. 01935 389611 (Email: sdfhs@btconnect.com)

24 20th Plush Festival:6 - Ensemble 2 St. John's, Plush, Nr Dorchester, DT2 7RJ. 7:30pm. Symphonic grandeur follows the intimate mystery of Schubert, reflected in atmospheric works by Kurtag and Ades. Tickets £20, bookable online or by post please call: 020 32861885 (www.plushfestival.com)

24 RAF Falcons Parashute Display Team Lyme Regis Seafront. Landing on the sand bar at the Cobb: PLEASE KEEP CLEAR. Time tba. Programme is subject to change and weather. (www.raf.mod.uk/falcons/)

24 Elijah Wolf + Friday Nights @ Molly's Den, Shoe Lane, Bridport. Elijah hosts his popular 'Howl Open Mic' and performs his own songs 4pm - 9 pm. Family friendly/ food & drink available (www.mollys-den.co.uk)

24 Classical Jazz Pianists The Bull Hotel, Bridport. 2:30pm. Masterclass by Martin Litton. Tickets: Bridport & Dorchester TIC

25 Male Voice Choir Concert Sherborne Abbey. Dorset, Avon & Somerset Police choirs. 7:30pm. Tickets Sherborne TIC £5-£15.

25 20th Plush Festival:7 - Emerging Artist Concert St. John's, Plush, Nr Dorchester, DT2 7RJ. 1pm-2pm. Michael Petrov, cello and Tim Horton, piano. £10, (all day ticket £30) book online or by post, call: 020 32861885 (www.plushfestival.com)

25 20th Plush Festival:8 - Discovery Concert St. John's, Plush, Nr Dorchester, DT2 7RJ. 6pm. Scriabin's 100th anniversary is marked by two contrasting piano pieces. His interest in synaesthesia is reflected in the music of another great colourist, Claude Debussy. £10, (festival day ticket £30) bookable online or by post please call: 020 32861885 (www.plushfestival.com))

25 20th Plush Festival:9 - Evening Concert St. John's, Plush, Nr Dorchester, DT2 7RJ. 7:30pm. Musical journey from Schubert's Moments Musicaux via Dohnanyi's piano quartet to Mozart's last 'Prussian' quartet. £20, (festival day ticket £30) bookable online or by post please call: 020 32861885 (www.plushfestival.com)

25 Monthly Arts & Craft Fair Bridport Town Hall, DT6 3LF. For bookings and information tel 01308 424901

25 Dorchester Community Play 30th Anniversary Family Picnic Borough Gardens, Dorchester DT1 1RE. Time TBC.

25 Concert By Quangle Wangle Choir United Church, South St. Dorchester. 7:30pm. £6 accompanied children free, inc. refreshments More info from Juliet Harwood 01305 814940 (Email: julietharwood@Hotmail.com)

25 Music in Bucky Doo Bucky Doo Square, South St, Bridport. Live music for the entertainment of shoppers on Bridport Market Days.10am till midday. St Swithuns Band. 01308 456722.

25/07-05/08 Just Glass: From Kiln To Coast The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10:30am-4:30pm. Astounding variety of glass work will fill the Malthouse Gallery as it opens its first show devoted to contemporary glassmaking. (www.townmillartsguild.com)

25/07-02/08 The Hilfield Families' Camp The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, DT2 7BE. 01300 341741 (www.hilfieldfriary.org.uk)

25-26 Discover the Lost Dorset Generations Long Bredy Village Hall. 11am. Archaeological weekend with up to 10 Test Pits being dug, a display of finds, Geophysical Survey & Display. Saturday Displays of Flint Knapping, Ancient Pottery Making and Bronze Smelting by the Ancient Wessex Network. Sunday Guided walks with Dr Peter.

25-26 Attack of the Daleks The Tank Museum, Bovington, Nr Wool BH20 6JG. 01929 405096 (www.tankmuseum.org)

25-26 Family Walks on the South Dorset Ridgeway Event organised by Butterfly Conservation Dorset Branch in association with the South Dorset Ridgeway Landscape Partnership, all welcome. Short & Long Routes available. Contact Nigel Spring on: 07981776767 (Email: nigelspring@yahoo.co.uk)

26 Bridport Vintage Market Sunday St Michaels Trading Estate, Bridport, DT6 3RR. 10am - 4 pm. Vintage & Antiques, food, drink and music. Tel 07970 700983 (Email: vintagemarketbridport@gmail.com)

26 La Traviata, The Garden Opera Company Marshwood Manor, DT6 5NS. Performance 6pm Gates open 4pm. Marshwood Manor presents Verdi's materpiece. Box office (www.marshwoodmanor.co.uk) or call 01308 867440 Tickets also available from Bridport TIC 01308 424901. Bring a picnic.

26 Stoke Sub Hamdon Brass Band Borough Gardens, West Walks Road, Dorchester DT1 1RE. 2pm. Free live music.

26/06-16/07 Local Artist Marilyn Allis Window Exhibition Dorchester TIC, 11 Antelope Walk DT1 1BE. Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm. Water colour artist working in a loose & impressionistic style, using strong vibrant colours capturing movement, and the energy of a scene. All items for sale.

27 Bridport Ghost Walk From Buckydoo Square, Bridport. 7:30pm. £7, child £4 (0-9yrs free). Bookings / enquiries :07923 074787 (www.bridportghostwalk.weebly.com)

27 Lions Youth Brass Band Dorford Centre, Top O’ Town, Dorchester. 7pm for 7:30pm. Free. Retiring collection. Draw and refreshments at interval. In aid of local charities. 01305 267481 (www.lionsdorchester.org.uk)

28 Memory Café Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. Provide an opportunity for people with dementia and their carers to meet in a relaxed social setting. Information, support and activities are available. 01202 764352 (www.alzheimers.org.uk/dorset)

28 'Music by the Sea' Lyme Regis Town Band Concert Marine Parade Shelters, Lyme Regis. 8pm-9:15pm. Tuesday evening summer concert. (www.lymeregistownband.co.uk)

29 Family Activity: Mini Maiden Castle Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 10:30am-12:30pm. Adults should remain with their children at all times. Up to two children per adult. Free event. 01305 756827

29 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free 40 minute recital by Harold Jackson, showcasing a wide variety of music.

29 Pub Quiz The Inn Place, Pilot Boat Inn, Broad Street, Lyme Regis. Organised by Lyme Bay Photographic Club. 7:30pm. http://lymebayphotographicclub.org/)

29 Love Parks Family Event Borough Gardens, West Walks Road, Dorchester DT1 1RE. 10am-4pm. Punch & Judy, face painting, donkey rides, bouncy castle, Mill Street Band, plus much more.

29 Music in Bucky Doo Bucky Doo Square, South St, Bridport. Live music for the entertainment of shoppers on Bridport Market Days.10am till midday. 01308 456722.

30 RNLI Raft Race River Brit, West Bay, Bridport. 7pm for 7:30pm start. The famous race for home-made rafts. 01308 427212

30 Lunchtime Concert: Mark Jennings Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 1pm-2pm. Classical guitar recital. Free £3 donation encouraged. 01305 756827

30 Hardy, Women and Marriage Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7pm for 7:30pm. By Professor Ann Heilmann. All welcome, organised in co-operation with the NT, University of Exeter & DNHAS. Free £3 donation encouraged. 01305 756827

30 Hamlet The Hyde Residential Gardens, Walditch, DT6 4LB. Folksy Theatre outdoor production in the grounds of The Hyde at 7pm , take a picnic and enjoy. Tickets from (www.folksytheatre.co.uk)

30 The Art of Paul Cézanne Brownsword Hall, Poundbury, Dorchester. 1pm-5pm. Art appreciation with Jenni Spiers. £25 inc. refreshments. Book on: 01258 818249 (Email: jennie@artappreciationtours.co.uk)

31 Elijah Wolf + Friday Nights @ Molly's Den, Shoe Lane, Bridport. Elijah hosts his popular 'Howl Open Mic' and performs his own songs 4pm - 9 pm. Family friendly/ food & drink available (www.mollys-den.co.uk)

31 Rockpool Rambles Lyme Regis. Meet by the BIG anchor in Lyme Regis. Walks last 1.5 hours and equipment provided. Booking essential. 11:30am 01297 560772 (www.charmouth.org)

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.
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