What's on in and around West Dorset
Information supplied courtesy of West Dorset District Council & West Dorset Tourist Centres
Bridport Discover Bridport with a Blue Badge Guide Every Thursday from Bridport Tourist Information Centre, 2.30pm. Discover the footpaths and alleys of this fascinating Saxon town and what it means to be stabbed by a Bridport dagger.
Dorchester Discover Dorchester with a Blue Badge Guide Every Tuesday from Dorchester Tourist Information Centre, 11am. Explore the county town and uncover its past from Judge Jeffreys' Bloody Assize to Thomas Hardy's Casterbridge and the Roman occupation.
Historic Town Walk every Monday 11am – meet at the Tourist Information Centre
Town crying and half hour walks with Alistair Chisholm every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 11am, 12pm and 1pm – meet at Town Pump except the Wednesday 11am walk which meets at the market.
Guided Tours Of The Old Crown Court And Cells In Dorchester The Old Crown Court and Cells, High West Street, Dorchester, 2pm to 4.15pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holiday Mondays) plus 10am to 12.15pm on Wednesdays. Tours every 45 mins.
Ghost Walks Every Monday 8pm – 9.30pm. Meet in the Kings Arms, East Street, Dorchester . Adults £4.50, Children £2.50, Families £12 – no need to book
Lyme Regis Ghost Tour every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm – meet at the Guildhall
Lyme Regis Smugglers every Tuesday and Thursday at 2.30pm – meet at the Guildhall
"Health Walk" every Monday 7pm – Meet at the Anchor, Cobb Gate
Sherborne Discover Sherborne with a Blue Badge Guide Every Friday from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre, 11am. Gain an amazing insight into this historic mediaeval town and explore the courts of Sherborne School, the setting for three major films.
Weymouth Ghost Walks Wednesdays and Thursdays 8pm – 9.30pm Meet in the Boot Inn, High Street, Weymouth. Adults £4.50, Children £2.50, Families £12 – no need to book
Lyme Regis Fossil walks with Dr Colin Dawes – meet at the Old Forge Fossil Shop, Broad Street
Every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 1pm. Walk lasts approx. 2.5 hours. Cost Adult £7, Child £3
Fossil walks with Paddy Howe – start from Lyme Regis Museum. Book on 01297 443370.
Fossil walks with Brandon Lennon Tel. 01297 444405 for further details.
Charmouth Fossil walks from the Heritage Coast Centre, Charmouth. Walks last approx. 2 hours. Adults £7, Children £3. During September guided walks take place on Thurs 1st at 11.30am, Fri 2nd at 12pm, Sat 3rd at 1pm, Tues 6th at 2.30pm, Sat 17th at 12pm, Sun 18th at 12pm, Tues 20th at 2pm and Fri 30th at 11am.
to 02/09 Mosterton Art Group Annual Exhibition Skyrm Room / Beaminster Public Hall, Fleet Street, Beaminster, 10am - 5pm.
to 04/09 Sherborne House Exhibition - Malefemale Sherborne House, Newland, Sherborne, 10.30am - 4.30pm (closed)Fragments and reflections of the human state. Works by Kay Bell, Deanne Tremlett, John Bartholomew, Jo Saurin, Andrew Crane, Kirsten Cooke, Elizabeth Adam.
to 25/09 Town Mill Gallery Exhibitions The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis, Tuesday - Sunday 11.00am - 5.00pm. A group show of painting,sculpture and glass.
to 18/09 Christine Wow's Exhibition Of Paintings At Eype Church Eype Church Centre, Nr. Bridport, Lyme Regis Artist Christine Allison's work is all about the 'Wow' factor - days when she looks out at the sky and the sea and just goes 'Wow!', and reaches for her easel. Further details from 01308 898420.
to 11/09 Beaminster's Home Front - Memories In Sound And Pictures Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Road, Beaminster, Tues, Thurs, Sats 10.30 to 12.30 and 2.30 to 4.30, also Sun 2.30 to 4.30 Beaminster memories of WWII in pictures and sound. Further details from 01308 863623.
to 08/10 Dorset And Trafalgar - Exhibition Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, 10am - 5pm daily
An exhibition celebrating the bicentenary of the Battle of Trafalgar with stunning displays including : letters from HMS Victory, replica of a gun port and cannon from HMS Victory, material on public display for the first time, interactives and activities for children of all ages, personal possessions belonging to the three Dorset captains.
10/09 – 08/10 Alpha House Gallery Exhibition Alpha House Gallery, South Street, Sherborne, Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm. Paintings by Rob Woolner plus ceramics by Mike Dodd
to 10/10 The Branch Line Art Cafe At Whitchurch Canonicorum Whitchurch Canonicorum Village Hall, every Monday, 10am – 4pm The Branch Line is an art cafe that offers drinks and light refreshments in relaxed surroundings, with changing exhibitions of work, posters, magazines and books for sale. Tel. 01297 489232
to 30/10 The Bridport Branch Line Exhibition Bridport Museum, South St, , Bridport, Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm A commemoration of the Bridport railway from 1855 - 1975
to 30/10 Fifty Years Established The Undercroft, Forde Abbey, Nr Chard, 10am - 4.30pm, daily. Exhibition of 300 pieces of woodfired Raku, stoneware & porcelain by the Eeles family of potters.
to 31/10 An Exhibition In Weymouth Museum Brewers Quay, Hope Square, Weymouth, 10am-4.30pm. Moments from Dorset's Maritime Heritage.
to 31/12 Gallipoli Exhibition At The Keep Museum Military Museum Of Devon & Dorset, The Keep, Bridport Road, Dorchester, Mon-Sat 9.30am - 5pm April - September. An exhibition to commemorate the 90th Anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign.
31/8-04 Great Dorset Steam Fair South Down, Blandford, Gates open 9am until midnight (closes 5pm Sunday 4th Sept). The annual steam extravaganza on huge 600 acre site. Saver tickets available from West Dorset TICs
01 Talon The Better Than Before Tour Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis, doors open 7.30pm, on stage 8.15pm 01 Wildlife Explorer's Day At The Kingcombe Centre The Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum, 10am-4pm. Suited to 8 to 11 year olds, cost £10 in advance (tel. 01300 320684). Wellingtons and packed lunch essential.
02 Eden Nights Dancing Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Lyme Regis, 8.00 - 11.00pm A superb evening of ballroom, sequence, Latin & party dances. Bring your own drinks & nibbles.
02 - 04 National Amateur Gardening Show Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, One of the biggest and best gardening shows outside London featuring TV celebrities, spectacular gardens and over 400 stands. Saver tickets available from Sherborne TIC.
03 Challenge 2005 - 25 Mile Sponsored Walk Around the Fleet/Abbotsbury area. Walkers wanted! Tel.01305 784995
03 Dance - Uplyme Village Hall Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, 8pm - 11pm. Ballroom, Latin & some Sequence. Price includes tea & biscuits - in aid of Hall funds
03 Gustomarket At Beaminster Beaminster Public Hall. Gustomarket - foodie heaven is a place on Earth! Local food will be on sale and guest chefs will be presenting their culinary skills.
03 Lyme Regis Sailing Club - Albacore International Event Lyme Regis. International sailing event Sponsored by Kangaroo Poo clothing company. Further details on the website: www.championships-at-lyme.org.uk
03 Sherborne Indoor Market Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, 10am - 4pm Antiques, crafts & collectors market plus books and postcards
03 St. Mary's Bridport Pop In Lunchtime Concert Series St Mary's Church, South St, Bridport, 12.30pm. Today’s concert features Organ Nibbles and Ragtime Snacks. Light lunches available.
03 Whitchurch Purcellians Concert - Mitra Alice Tham On Piano St Witts Church, Whitchurch Canonicorum, 7.30pm Admission £5 on the door. Further details from www.whitchurchpurcellians.org.uk
03- 04 Dorchester Show Cokers Frome Showground, Dorchester, 8.30am - 6pm Dorset's County Show. Dog display team, rural crafts, horses, eagle and vulture show, stunt display team, terrier racing, rabbits, sheep, horticultural marquee, local produce etc etc. Advance tickets available from local TICs
03 - 04 The Hardy Monument Abseil In aid of The Anthony Nolan Trust. A rare opportunity to abseil down The Hardy Monument, Portesham, Dorchester. Full training will be given
03 - 04 Gala Weekend At Pecorama Pecorama, Beer. Celebrating thirty years of steam, with Bob Symes (TV presenter) and Pete Waterman (TV Celeb).
03 - 11 Dorset Bird Week Various venues throughout Dorset. Guided events taking place all week throughout Dorset. Telephone 01929 424443 for further details.
04 A Walk Through Time - Charmouth Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, Charmouth, 1.00pm. A strenuous, 5 mile walk along the beach from Charmouth to St. Gabriel's Mouth and back along the coast path, exploring the rocks, fossils and land slides
04 Craft Fair Marine Theatre, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis.
04 Mozart Summer Concert at Lulworth Castle Lulworth Castle, gates open 6pm, concert 7.30pm Mozart and more in the Castle Picnic on the Castle Lawn, wander through the Rose Garden and then enjoy a musical evening in the Castle. Tickets from Dorchester Tourist Information Centre on 01305 267992.
04 West Dorset Ramblers Association Walk Bucky Doo Square, Bridport, 2.30pm. A Sunday Stroll -approx 3miles
04 Lyme Regis Fire Station Coffee Morning From 10.30am
06 Antiques And Collectables Fair Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis.
06 Autumn Bird Week As part of 'Autumn Bird Week', join us at Ferrybridge or the Swannery at Abbotsbury, to find how many different species can be spotted. The Ferrybridge walk, which will leave from the Crab Restaurant, behind the Ferrybridge Pub, at 2.00 pm, is about 1.5 miles in length and will be led by Don Moxom, warden of the Chesil Beach centre. If you have binoculars, bring them along to help spot any migrants, waders or other birds. £3 for adults and £1 for children. The Abbotsbury walk leaves from the Swannery at 10.30am and will last about 2 hours and also costs £3 for adults and £1 for children.
07 Circular Walk From The Kingcombe Centre Meet at the Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum at 1.15pm. 4 mile walk via Drake North and Poorton followed by tea at the Kingcombe Centre at about 4.15pm.
07 Craft Fair Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis
07 Summer Concerts by RAM students St Michaels Parish Church, Church St, Lyme Regis, 7.30pm. Part of a series of Summer concerts in aid of the Church lighting appeal.
08 Birds Of A Dorset Woodland Meet at Thorncombe Wood Car Park, Nr Dorchester, 10am. Woodland birdwatching and a two-mile walk in a top area of Dorset woodland. Led by Danny Alder for Dorset Countryside.
08 Dorchester Film Society - Motorcycle Diaries Corn Exchange, 7.30pm
08 - 11 English Heritage Open Days Heritage Open Days celebrate England's fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to properties that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission. Details available from local TICs or see www.heritageopendays.org.
09 Workshop at The Embroidery Studio, Mangerton Mill The Embroidery Studio, Mangerton Mill, 10am-4pm "Working From Nature" - a creative day of fun and designing a piece of stitchery from nature £24
09 Show Of Hands Performing At Eype Church Centre For The Arts Eype Church, Eype, Nr Bridport, 8pm. Tickets £14 (£12 for Friends of Eype Church) from Bridport TIC.
10 'Funds For Feathered Friends ' - RSPB Charity Auction Brownsword Hall, Dorchester, 7.30pm Buffet included, bring a bottle.
10 All I Want Is A British Passport - Nadim Sawalha Eypes Church Centre, Nr Bridport, 7.30pm. Nadim Sawalha as Mohammed Al Fayed performs his one-man show. Tickets £8 (Friends £7) available from Bridport TIC.
10 Ben Waters Boogie Band Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis, doors open 7.45pm. Ben Waters is acknowledged as one of the most exciting piano players in Europe today. Hard hitting music at its best.
10 Bradford Peverell Gardening And Cookery Show Bradford Peverell Village Hall, Nr. Dorchester, 2.15pm
Village gardening and cookery show.
10 Embroidery Studio Workshop At Mangerton Mill Mangerton Mill Near Bridport, 10am – 4pm. Introduction to patchwork by hand. Tel. 01308 485798 to book..
10 Royal British Legion Quiz Night In Bridport Legion Hall, Victoria Grove, Bridport, 7.30pm. Tickets £3.50 including supper.
10 Sherborne Antiques & Collectors Fair Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, 9am - 4pm
10 The Somerset And Dorset Family History Society Event Day Salway Ash Village Hall, Nr Bridport. 10.30am Slaves and the West Dorset slave trade; 2.30pm The history of the village of Hooke. Talks from Judith Ford and Duncan Harris. All welcome. Please contact Colin Bowditch for further details on 01297 489567.
10 Uplyme & Lyme Regis Autumn Horticultural Show Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Lyme Regis. Annual autumn show of fruit and vegetables
10 Waterfest 2005 Weymouth Harbour, Weymouth, all day. Harbourside festival with entertainment to suit all ages.
10 - 18 Dorset Architectural Heritage Week Linking in with the National Heritage Open Days, Dorset Architectural Heritage Week offers the chance to visit buildings not normally open to the public plus guided walks, talks etc. Programme with booking form available from Dorset TICs or www.edht.org.uk/dahw/menu2.html or tel. 01202 888992
10 - 11 Dorset Architectural Heritage Week - Beaminster Museum Beaminster Museum, Saturday 10.30 to 12.30 and 2.30 to 4.30pm; and Sunday 2.30 to 4.30pm. To celebrate our National Heritage, there will be free entry to the Museum, which will coincide with the last days of the Home Front exhibition.
10 - 11 Dorset Architectural Heritage Week - Open Day At The Chantry, The Chantry, Bridport, 128 South Street, Bridport, 10.30am – 5.30pm.
10- 11 Dorset Architectural Heritage Week - Sherborne Saturday and Sunday - tours of Sherborne House at 11am, 2pm and 3.30pm Sunday - Castleton Waterwheel Museum open 11am - 5pm
10 - 11 Dorset Architectural Heritage Week - The Old Crown Court And Cells The Old Crown Court And Cells, Stratton House, Dorchester, Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun 2pm to 4pm . Special free guided tours of the Old Crown Court and Cells to mark the National Heritage Open Days.
10 - 11 Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival Sturminster Newton Recreation Ground, Ricketts Lane, Sturminster Newton, 10am - 5pm A celebration of the art of cheesemaking, with over 100 cheeses plus food demonstrations, food marquees, over 40 craft stalls plus children's entertainment and beer tent with live music.
11 South Dorset Bikeathon 2005 Crossways Village Hall, Nr. Dorchester, start time 10.30am. A choice of distances available at 30, 20 or 9 miles. All in aid of Leukaemia Research. Tel 01305 824599 for further details.
11 Goose Auction Gaggle of Geese, Buckland Newton, 11am. Sale of bantams, chickens, ducks geese, turkeys. All proceeds to local charities. Also barbeque, beer tent, ice creams, teas & coffess plus car boot sale.
11 Crossways Autumn Fayre The Rectory, Crossways, Dorchester, 11am-4pm. Various stalls, children’s funfair rides, barbeque, cream teas. To start the event there will be a church service at 11am. Raising funds for new church building.
12 Dairy Day Kingston Maurward, Nr. Dorchester, 10am - 4pm A chance to meet the dairy herd and their calves. watch the milking and learn about how a dairy works. Admission includes access to the animal park.
12 - 16 International J24 Sailing World Championships Weymouth Bay, Weymouth, all day. Competitors from all over the world will be competing in this prestigious championship. Harbourside activities throughout the four day event.
13 D Day Deception Bridport United Church Bridport, 2.30pm For Bridport History Society – a talk by Mr Adam Forty of the Royal Signals Museum entitled : D Day Deception.
14 Breadmaking At Magdalene Farm Magdalene Farm, Winsham. The Magdalene Project is a residential centre at the heart of a 132 acre organice smallholding, that offers a wide range of courses and workshops. Tel.01460 30144 for details
14 Embroidery Studio Workshop At Mangerton Mill Mangerton Mill Near Bridport, 10am – 4pm. "Creating Silk Paper". Tel. 01308 485798 to book.
14 Historical Walk Around Hooke Park This walk led by Professor Duncan Harris meets at 1pm at the Kingcombe Centre for transport to the start of the walk. Return to the Kingcombe Centre for tea at 4pm via minibus. . 01300 320684 for details.
14 Ware Cliff Walk Lyme Regis, 9.30am or 1.30pm A 2 hour exploration of the Undercliff National Nature Reserve. Fascinating geology, a wealth of wildlife and cultural history. Finish at Lyme Regis Museum. bring walking boots and wet weather gear.
14 Summer Concert - Piano St Michaels Parish Church, Church St, Lyme Regis, 7.30pm Part of a series of Summer concerts in aid of the Church lighting appeal.
14 A Night at the Music Hall Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, 8pm. Tickets available from Lyme Regis TIC.
14 - 16 Dorset Architectural Heritage Week Open Days At Hooke Park Hooke Park Near Beaminster, Wednesday 11am to 12pm and Friday 11am to 2pm. Booking essential – tel. 01202 888992
15 Dorchester Film Society - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Plaza, 8pm
15 Dorset Architectural Heritage Week – Pound bury Walk Pound bury, 11am. A walk around the first phase of The Duchy of Cornwall’s Poundbury development.
15 Dorset Architectural Heritage Week – Lyme Regis The Regent Cinema, Lyme Regis, 10.30am. Guided tour of a rare surviving example of a Streamlined Moderne late 1930s cinema.
15 Dorset Architectural Heritage Week – Woodsford Castle Visit Woodsford Caslte, Nr Dorchester, 12pm-1pm. A brief opportunity to view this unique building with a fascinating medieval history.
16 Embroidery Studio Workshop At Mangerton Mill Mangerton Mill Near Bridport, 10am – 4pm. "Experimental hand stitching" Tel. 01308 485798.
16 Fleet Air Arm, Cobham Hall Open Day Fleet Air Arm Museum, R.N.A.S. Yeovilton, Nr Ilchester, 10am - 4pm. A rare opportunity to see the museum's extensive reserve collection
16 - 17 Arts And Crafts Exhibition And Sale Maiden Newton Village Hall, Friday 6pm-9pm, Saturday 10am-4pm. Exhibition and sale of Paintings by Maiden Newton Art Group. Local crafts for sale. Tombola and Refreshments.
17 Beaminster Antique & Bygone Fair Public Hall, Fleet street, Beaminster, 9am and 4pm.
17 Bridport Heritage Walk Bridport. 12 mile walk of the Heritage Coast organised by the Brit Valley Rotary Club. Tel. 01308 420270 for details.
17 Cheesemaking Course At Magdalene Farm Magdalene Farm, Winsham. Tel. 01460 30144 for details.
17 Coast Along For WaterAid The South West Coast Path Association (SWCPA) has divided 630 miles of Britain's most dramatic coastline from Minehead to Poole into 70 sections of between five and 15 miles in length and are hoping for 350 teams of between four and seven people to walk each of these sections on one day. Full details on www.coastalongforwateraid.org or tel. 01225 526335.
17 Dance - Uplyme Village Hall Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, 8pm - 11pm Ballroom, Latin & some Sequence. Price includes tea & biscuits - in aid of Hall funds
17 Dorset Architectural Heritage Week - Open Day At Quaker Meeting House Quaker Meeting House, 95 South Street, Bridport, 10am – 5pm
17 Dorset Architectural Heritage Week – St Mary’s Church & Tower, Bridport South Street, Bridport, 10am – 4pm
17 Dorset Architectural Heritage Week – Smugglers, Storms and Shipwrecks Meet at the new church in Fleet, 2pm. Visit some of the places associated with smugglers and shipwrecks described in the great Victorian novel Moonfleet, with Gordon LePard, marine archaeologist with the Dorset Coast Forum.
17 Haruko Seki Piano Recital At Colfox School Colfox School Hall, Bridport, 7pm. The programme includes works by Chopin, Schuman, Liszt and Saint Saens. Tickets £8 (including a glass of wine) unreserved. Further information from David Holoway tel 01308 421431. Proceeds in aid of Parkinsons Disease Society.
17 Great Beach Clean Come and help clean up the Fleet! Although rubbish is continually being collected, we need your help to rid the Fleet shoreline and surrounding area of debris left by winds and tides. We supply bags for collecting the rubbish and there will be marshals in appropriate places, including the Oyster Farm, Chesil Beach Centre, Camp Road, Pirates Cove and Littlesea. Everyone is welcome, so come along at 10am and wear wellies or walking shoes. Thank you in advance for your help to make this special corner of Dorset litter free. Further information can be obtained from the Chesil Beach Centre on 01305 760579.
17 Orlando Singers - The Magic Of Haydn Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne, 7.30pm The Orlando Singers and Wessex Chamber Orchestra celebrate the work of Joseph Haydn. The main piece will be the much loved and stirring Nelson Mass. In addition, the choir and orchestra will be performing Salve Regina, the magnificent Insanae et Vanae Curae and and organ concerto. Tickets available from Sherborne TIC.
17 Rotary Heritage Walk West Bay (start From Fisherman's Green), Nr. Bridport, 10am. A12 mile challenging coastal walk to Stonebarrow Hill and return.
17 Sherborne Book Market Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, 9.30am - 4pm
17 Stan Webbs Chicken Shack Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis, doors open 7.45pm. One of the all time great British Blues Bands originating from the 60s and still led by the mercurial Stan Webb.
17 Whitchurch Purcellians Concert - Sofia Taliani Village Hall, Whitchurch Canonicorum, 7.30pm. Admission to all concerts is £5 on the door. Further details from www.whitchurchpurcellians.org.uk
17 Yeovilton Air Day RNAS Yeovilton, Nr. Ilchester, 9 am Advance Save tickets available from West Dorset TICs
18 A Day Of Yoga And Meditation At Monkton Wyld Monkton Wyld Court, Charmouth,10am to 4pm. With Shakti Puja and Mary Elliott with the option of child care and lunch if required. Suitable for all levels of ability. Please telephone 01297 560924 for further details and to book a place.
18 Eggardon Kite Festival Eggardon Hill Near Bridport.
18 Low Tide Exploration This is your chance to see the marine life of a rocky shore, exposed only at spring low tide. Meet at 1.00pm at the bottom of Camp Road, Fleet and bring a small bucket, so that you can view some of the interesting marine life that we shall find. It is advisable to wear wellies or water sandals. The walk will not exceed 1.5 miles and last just over an hour. Bring the family as the nominal charge is only £1 and 50p for children.
18 Rockpool Ramble - Lyme Regis The Anchor, Cobb Gate Car Park, Lyme Regis, 11.00am
18 Sea Britain Beach Clean - Burton Bradstock Burton Bradstock Beach. Come and help the National Trust Wardens for a couple of hours and tidy up the beach.
18 Dorset Architectural Heritage Week – Guided Tour of Roman Dorchester Dorchester, 2pm. A stroll around the line of the walls of the Roman town
18 Wedding Fair Bennetts Water Gardens, Putton Lane, Chickerell, 11am - 4pm. 40 exhibitors with florists, stationers, dressmakers, photographers, beauticians, hairdressers, balloon suppliers, carriages, cake-makers and many more! Fashion shows will be at 12noon and 2pm..
18 West Dorset Ramblers Association Walk Bucky Doo Square, Bridport, 2.30pm. Sunday stroll of approx 3 miles .
20 – 24 Community Players perform "Carousel" Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis.
21 Early Autumn Walk Through Powerstock Common Reserve Meet at the entrance to the reserve by the disused railway bridge at 2.00pm. There will be tea served afterwards at the Kingcombe Centre at about 4.15pm. Explorer Map 117 Grid Reference 547974. Cost (with tea) £5 (children £1). For further details please contact 01300 320684.
21 Michaelmas Fair At The WI Hall In Bridport Bridport W.I. Hall, 10am – 12 noon. Plants, cakes, New To You, Bric-a-Brac, Tombola,raffle and refreshments all available! Proceeds to Colmer W.I.
21 Railways Of The North Of England - Illustrated Talk Thorncombe Village Hall, 7.30pm. Tel.01460 30474.
21 - 24 'Me And My Girl' - Weymouth Operatic Society Pavilion Theatre, Weymouth, daily 7.30pm plus Sat matinee 2.30pm
22 Dorchester Film Society - Machuca Corn Exchange, 7.30pm
23 Market in St Martin's Community Hall St Martin's Community Hall, 2 -3.30pm. Produce, cakes, plants, craft, Local farm produce, fair trade goods, a Raffle, library etc and enjoy a cup of tea and a chat.
23 – 25 Sea Lords And Sea Dogs Lecture Weekend A weekend of naval lectures in All Saints Church, Mapperton. Speakers include Professor NAM Rodger on 4th Earl of Sandwich, Richard Ollard on Cromwell's (1st) Earl, Professor Roger Knight on Nelson and Trevor Ware on Smuggling. Contact the Estate Office for more information on 01308 862645.
24 Arthritis Care Coffee Morning United Hall Bridport, 10-12
24 Bridport Military Tattoo Massed Band Bridport Town Centre, Bridport, 10am. The parade moves off at 10am from the Youth Centre in Gundry Lane to South Street via West Street, followed by open air concerts in Bucky Doo Square.
24 Hedgerow Walking Sticks At Magdalene Farm Magdalene Farm, Winsham. Tel. 01460 30144 to book.
24 Kaleidoscope Cabaret With Cheese And Wine Brownsword Hall, Poundbury, Dorchester An evening of entertainment featuring singing, dancing, magic and illusion. All tickets £10 inclusive. Can only be booked in advance. Phone 01305 788422 or via Hot Steps Dance School
24 Organ Recital By Margaret Phillips Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne, 6.30pm Tickets £5 at the door
24 Sherborne Antiques & Flea Market Church Hall & Age Concern Day Centre, Digby Road, Sherborne, 9am - 4pm
24 Dorset Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers St Mary’s Church Hall, Dorchester, 11am – 4pm. Spinning, library, coffee and tea (bring your own packed lunch) plus speaker in the afternoon on either spinning, weaving or dipping.
24 Drop in Day at the Embroidery Studio Workshop At Mangerton Mill Mangerton Mill Near Bridport, 1.30pm – 4pm
25 Barry Long Video Showing Council Chamber, The Corn Exchange, Dorchester, 2-5pm An opportunity to see one of the world's leading spiritual masters in action.
25 Bridport International Military Tattoo Bridport Football Ground, Bridport, Midday to 2.30pm Marching displays by the 76th USA Army Band, National Band of Jersey, Wessex Military Band, Stettin Band from Poland, Musikverein Kirchheim, Germany. Tickets priced £8 adults, OAP/Children £6, family ticket £20 all available from Paperchain Card Shop, East St, Bridport tel 01308 422103.
25 Small Mammal Identification Brooklands Farm, Forston, Dorchester, 9am - 1pm A course to help the beginner learn how to survey for different types of small mammal. No previous experience required. Bring a packed lunch.
25 West Dorset Ramblers Jubilee Trail Anniversary Various Points Along The Jubilee Trail. West Dorset Ramblers Association Walk - to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Jubilee Trail There is a choice of 3 linear walks Start time 10am Route: Forde Abbey/Pilsdon/Wynford Eagle. To confirm details and find what routes are available please tel 01308 456617
25 Weymouth International Massed Military Band Spectacular Pavilion Theatre, Weymouth, 7.30pm - 10pm A massed bands concert with the 76th USA Army Band, the National Band of Jersey, Wessex Military Band, Stettin Band from Poland, Muskverein Kircheim from Germany.
25 NGS Open Garden 19 Jessopp Avenue, Bridport, 2pm – 6pm
27 Sherborne Historical Society Lecture Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, 8pm. "A Blast from the Past: Music from the Middle Ages" – performance lecture by Mr Jonathan Weeks, Lecturer at Bath University Extra-Mural Department. Come to see hear and learn things you never knew about music making in mediaeval times.
28 Autumn Fruits And Foliage At Kingcombe Centre Meet at the Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum at 2.15pm. There will be tea served afterwards at the Kingcombe Centre at about 4.15pm. Tel. 01300 320684.
28 Dame Elisabeth Frink Remembered Through Film & Friends Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, 9.30am - 5.15pm A one day seminar organised by The Friends of Sherborne House. Tickets available from Sherborne TIC
28 Quiz Night Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis. Quiz night with tea, bar prizes etc.
28 Patric Morrissey Mid Week Autumn Lectures - Social Influence The Zendo, Manor House, Eype, 7.30pm. These mid-week talks - part educational and part social - are drawing a growing audience. Held every Wednesday at 7.30pm at The Zendo, Manor House, Eype. Tickets £5 on the door to include a glass of wine. Further details on 01308 898420.
29 Tea Dance At St. Mary's Church Hall, Bridport St Mary's Church Hall, Bridport,2.30pm – 4.30pm The Friends of Holy Trinity Church, Bradpole invite you to a tea dance. Tickets are £2.50 and there will be spot prizes, raffle and a display by 'The Lady Tappers'. Tel. 01308 485309 to book or pay at the door.
30 West Of England Aerospace Forum Careers Day Fleet Air Arm Museum, R.N.A.S Yeovilton, , Nr Ilchester, 10am - 5.30pm Leading aerospace employers will be at hand to advise visitors of career opportunities within their companies.
BEAMINSTER Farmers’ Market 4th Saturday in each month – Town Hall 9am-1pm
BRIDPORT Town Centre. Every Wednesday and Saturday, Farmers’ Market 2nd Saturday in each month – Arts Centre 9.30am-2pm, W.I. market in the WI Hall, North Street every Saturday 9am-12 noon
DORCHESTER Fairfield Car Park, Weymouth Avenue 8am – 3pm every Wednesday
Farmers’ Market 1st Saturday in each month – Poundbury, 9am-1pm
CHARMOUTH Market every Monday during the Summer months
SHERBORNE The Parade, every Thursday and Saturday, W.I. market in Church Hall, Digby Road Thursday mornings, 9.15am, Farmers’Market 3rd Friday in each month – Cheap Street, 9am-1pm
FOR FURTHER DETAILS ON EVENTS AND THE LOCAL AREA PLEASE CONTACT:
Tourist Information Centre, Antelope Walk, Dorchester Tel: 01305 267992 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tourist Information Centre, South Street, Bridport Tel: 01308 424901 email@example.com
Tourist Information Centre, Digby Road, Sherborne Tel: 01935 815341 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tourist Information Centre, Church Street, Lyme Regis Tel: 01297 442138 email@example.com
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