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What's on in and around West Dorset

April 2006

Information supplied courtesy of West Dorset District Council & West Dorset Tourist Centres



EXHIBITIONS

to 01/04 Dorchester Camera Club Exhibition Dorset County Musuem, Dorchester

to 01/04 Body Art; An Exhibition Of Contemporary Art Guggleton Gallery, Stalbridge, Nr Sherborne, 11 - 5

to 02/04 Portraits By Becky White Town Mill Galleries, 01297 Mill Lane, Lyme Regis, Tuesday to Sunday, 11am - 4pm. Portraits -paintings by Becky White , Look - Photographs by Maisie Hill

to 02/04 Sherborne House Exhibition Sherborne House, Newland, Sherborne, Tuesday to Saturday 10.30am - 4.30pm. 'Colour and Perception' - an exploration of perception through the work of artists who use colour to challenge and reveal the act of looking and understanding, with works by both established and emerging artists.

to 15/04 Earthbound Exhibition At Bridport Arts Centre Bridport Arts Centre. Earthbound features work by painter Vicki Clark and sculptures David Nicholls and Caroline Sharp.

to 26/04 Art x 5 - White Stones Cafe/Gallery White Stones Cafe/Gallery, Easton Street, Portland, 9am - 5am Monday to Saturday, 10am - 4pm Sunday.

07/04 - 18/04 Dorchester Art Club Exhibition Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorcheste.

08/04 – 09/04 Body Talk Thornford Village Hall, Sherborne, 10m - 4pm. Body Talk is part of the Artsreach Self Centred Project in which four community groups have worked with artist in residence Tom Weld.

08/04 - 07/05 Sherborne House Exhibition Sherborne House, Newland, Sherborne, Tuesday - Saturday 10.30am - 4.30pm. 'From the Edge' - work by seven contemporary cornish painters.

20/04 - 13/05 Brian Rice Exhibition At Bridport Arts Centre Bridport Arts Centre. This exhibition features ten large canvases and a group of studies from these and other works.

MARKETS

BEAMINSTER Farmers’ Market 4th Saturday in each month – Town Hall 9am-1pm

Gustomarket 1st April and 29th April, both 8.30am – 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

Gustomarket, 22nd April – Pound bury, 8.30am – 1pm

LYME REGIS Gustomarket – Town Mill Yard, 11am – 4pm

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

FOSSIL WALKS

Lyme Regis Fossil walks with Dr Colin Dawes every Sunday all year, plus every Wednesday and Friday from Good Friday to end September and daily during February and October School Half Terms. No need to book – meet at the Old Forge Fossil Shop, Broad Street at 1pm. Lasts approx. 2.5 hours. Cost Adults £7, Children £3

Fossil walks with Paddy Howe – meet at Lyme Regis Museum. Tel. 01297 443370 for details of walks taking place during April.

Fossil walks with Brandon Lennon Details and times available from Mike’s Minerals & Fossils – tel. 01297 444405 (booking essential).

Charmouth From the Heritage Coast Centre, Charmouth. Walks last approx. 2 hours and include a 20 minute talk on fossils. No need to book. Adults £7, Children £3. During April walks take place on Saturday 1st at 1.30pm, Sunday 2nd at 2.30pm, Monday 3rd at 2.30pm, Monday 10th at 10am, Tuesday 11th at 11am, Wednesday 12th at 11.30am, Thursday 13th at 12 noon, Friday 14th at 12.30pm, Saturday 15th at 1pm, Sun 16th at 1.30pm, Mon 17th at 2pm and Weds 19th at 2.30pm. Also Fossil Roadshow on Sun 16th 10.30am – 4.30pm. Details from 01297 560772.


NATIONAL GARDENS SCHEME

Don’t forget to pick up your free yellow booklet of gardens open as part of the National Gardens Scheme –Dorset Gardens 2006 – available from Dorset TICs





EVENTS DURING APRIL

27/03 to 02/04 West Dorset Residents Week What's on your doorstep? Find out during West Dorset

Residents Week. If you are a resident of West Dorset you can take advantage of some fantastic offers from local attractions and leisure centres for one week only. Flyers containing vouchers will be sent direct to local residents - further copies available from West Dorset Tourist Information Centres.

01 Dance - Mainly Ballroom Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Lyme Regis, 8.00pm -11.00pm. Ballroom, Latin & some sequence - everyone welcome. Admission includes tea & biscuits - in aid of hall funds.

01 Day Course - Willow Garden Sculptures Highway Farm, West Road, Bridport. A full day workshop, materials included. You should be able to complete a structure and take it home with you (so long as it fits in the car!) Tel. 01308 424321

01 Farmers Market At Kingston Lacy Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, 10.30am - 2.30pm. Entry to the park and gardens free during the farmers' market

01 Free Children's Saturday Events In Dorset County Museum High West Street, Dorchester, 10am-12pm. Ever felt like learning something new? Transform coloured sheep fleece into your own genuine felt gift.

01 Inspiration Day For Designing Your Garden The Barn, Downhouse Farm Higher Eype, 9.30am – 3.30pm. Today's Topic is: The Kitchen Garden with a garden visit to Tamarisk Farm Each day includes garden visits or lectures, Q+A with gardeners, plantsmen + women + tuition from designers. Cost: £65 per day (inc. lunch). www.couturegardens.com

01 Mah-Jong Workshop St. John Ambulance, Bridport Rd, Poundbury, 11am-3pm Come and learn the ancient Chinese game of tiles, winds and dragons. Tickets £10, buffet lunch included. Tel: 01305 751167

01 Rockpool Ramble - Charmouth The Anchor, Lyme Regis, Lyme Regis, 2.00pm. Rockpool ramble, no need to book.

01 Sherborne Indoor Market Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, 10am - 4pm.

01 Rejects Revenge present "The Steppe Brothers" Thornford Village Hall, 7.30pm. Rejects Revenge return to the Artsreach circuit with their original brand of verbal wit and visual silliness. Tel 01935 873762 for tickets.

02 Charity Specialist Plant Sale Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, 10am - 4pm.

02 Collegium Regale At St Mary's Church, Beaminster St Mary's Church Beaminster, 7.30pm. Concert by the Choral Scholars of King's College Cambridge, in aid of the Friends of St Mary's Church. Tickets cost £10 from Peter Brook (01308 863100) or Yarn Barton Centre (tel 01308 863047).

02 Inspiration Day For Designing Your Garden The Barn, Downhouse Farm Nr Bridport, 9.30am – 3.30pm. Today's Topic is: Seasonal Planting with a garden visit to Corscombe. Each day includes garden visits or lectures, Q+A with gardeners, plantsmen + women + tuition from designers. Cost: £65 per day(including lunch) www.couturegardens.com

02 Point To Point Littlewindsor, first race 1.30pm. Cattistock Hunt Point to Point at Littlewindsor. Tel 01300 320683.

02 Wessex Military Band Spring Concert Bridport Arts Centre,6pm. Tickets available from Paperchain, East St, Bridport.

03 - 17 Easter Family Activities At Fleet Air Arm Museum Fleet Air Arm Museum, Ilchester, daily 10am - 5.30pm. A variety of special activities for all the family, from Easter Egg trails to Egg Drops where you will have the opportunity to design your own parachute for an egg. Drop it from the landing stage alongside Concorde and hope the egg doesn't break!

04 Bridport Film Society Screening – "Before Sunset" Bridport Art Centre, South St, Bridport, 7.45pm.

05 Advanced Driving Skills - Free Lecture Dorchester Bowling Club, Sandringham Sports Centre, Dorchester, 7pm. Free lecture by a serving Police Driving Instructor. Learn to pass the IAM advanced driving test.

05 The Spring Mid-Week Lecture Series With Patric Morrissey The Zendo, Manor House, Eype Nr Bridport, 7.30pm. Part of a series of lectures which will concentrate on the painting and decorative art in the Low Countries and France in the 15th and 16th Century. Today’s lecture is on the aspirations of court culture reflected in the production of the lavish Book of Hours Further details from 01308 898420.

05 The Army Presentation Day Kingston Maurward, Dorchester, 6.30pm. Tel. 01276 417000 for further details.

05 Travellers' Tales : Cervantes, Don Quixote And La Mancha Dorset County Museum, Dorchester, 6pm (refreshments from 5.30pm). Talk by Robert Fromow

05 Yetties Music Night West End Hall, Sherborne, 8pm. Special guest John Connolly, writer of Fiddlers Green and the Punch & Judy Man etc.

06 West Dorset Ramblers Association Walk Today's walk starts from Frampton Tel. 01300 320346 for further details.

06 The Young English Mozart St Michael's Church, Church Street, Lyme Regis, 7.30pm. Concert featuring Julian Perkins - harpsichord and Pippa Goss - soprano

07 Andy Zaltzman & John Oliver At Bridport Arts Centre Bridport Arts Centre. This well-known double act has been referred to as comedy for smart people. They are regulars at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

07 Kings Of Queen Perform At Freshwater Holiday Park Freshwater Holiday Park Nr Bridport, doors open 7.30pm. This tribute to Queen, plus supporting group 'Old Dogz New Trix' is in aid of orphans in Rwanda. Tickets from Bridport Record Shop and Frosts in Bridport. Further details from 01308 897317.

07 - 09 Thomas Hardy Study Day At Highway Farm Highway Farm, West Road, Bridport, 10am - 4pm. An introduction to the life and landscape of Thomas Hardy. Cost £80(lunch included). Tel. 01308 424321 for further details and to book

08 Inspiration Day For Designing Your Garden The Barn, Downhouse Farm Nr Bridport, 9.30am – 3.30pm. Today's Topic is: Seasonal Planting with 2 garden visits in Rampisham. Cost: £65 per day(including lunch). www.couturegardens.com

08 Mrs Henderson Presents - Dorset Moviola Netherbury Village Hall, 8pm. Tickets £4. Tel. 01308 488240 for details.

08 Music For M.S. United Church, Dorchester, 7.30pm. 'Dorchester Sinfonia' presents music by Bach, Mozart, Donizetti, Cimarosa.

08 Once More Into The Bleach Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis, doors open 7.45pm. Blondie tribute

08 Bluesnight with John Pearson and Jem Turpin Dorchester Arts Centre, The Grove, Dorchester, 8pm.

08 Sherborne Antiques & Collectors Fair Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, 9am - 4pm.

09 Craft Fair - Lyme Regis Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis. Quality giftware direct from the craftworkers

09 Enduroman Portland Bunny Run 2006 Portland United Football Ground, 10.30am. Find the Bunny on Portland’s Cliff and Quarry paths. Distances to suit everyone: 20 miles, 11 miles, and 5 miles Also: 2 mile fun run.

09 Inspiration Day For Designing Your Garden The Barn, Downhouse Farm Nr Bridport, 9.30am – 3.30pm Today's Topic is: Focus On Foliage with a garden visit to Halstock Cost: £65 per day(including lunch) www.couturegardens.com

09 Unexplained Mysteries The Corn Exchange, Dorchester, 8.45am. The 11th Annual Dorchester Conference on 'Unexplained Mysteries'. Tel. 01305 830057 for further details.

10 The Crucifixion - A Meditation Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne, 7pm. A meditation on the Sacred Passion of the Holy Redeemer with Sir John Stainer and Sherborne Abbey Choir, directed by Joseph Sentance, organist Peter Bray. Admission free (retiring collection)

11 I Want That Hair Marine Theatre, Church St, Lyme Regis. Hull Truck Theatre presents ' I want that hair' written by Jane Thornton Directed by John Godber. I Want That Hair follows the ups and downs of a friendship culminating in life changing decisions that go way beyond being blonde or brunette.

11 Rope Day At Bridport Tourist Information Centre Bridport Tourist Information Centre, 9am – 5pm. A celebration of Bridport's heritage with exhibitions and activities devoted to the use of rope. Further details from 01308 424901.

11 The Scythians And The Use Of Hemp - At Talk By Alice Martin Bridport United Church, 2.30pm. A Bridport History Society talk given by Alice Martin, the new curator of Bridport Museum, who takes us back in time and across into South East Europe.

12 Bridport Camera Club Meeting – "Nature and Travel Images" Burton Cliff Hotel, Burton Bradstock, 7.30pm.

12 Geology Lecture At Dorset County Museum Dorset County Museum, Dorchester, 6.30pm. Lecture by Dr Patrick Mc Keever, (Geological Survey of Northern Ireland) entitled 'European Geoparks: the broad picture' on behalf of The Geology Group of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society. All welcome. Tel. 01305 262735 for details.

12 Sherborne Flicks - March Of The Penguins Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, 7.30pm. French made documentary which became the surprise hit film of the autumn in the USA. A documentary narrated by Morgan Freeman about the annual trek of the Emperor Penguins in Antartica to their breeding grounds. Tickets £5 from Sherborne TIC

12 West Dorset Ramblers Association Walk Today's walk starts from Nettlecombe Tel. 01300 320168 for details.

12 The Spring Mid-Week Lecture Series With Patric Morrissey The Zendo, Manor House, Eype Nr Bridport, 7.30pm. Part of a series of lectures which will concentrate on the painting and decorative art in the Low Countries and France in the 15th and 16th Century. Today’s lecture is on the work of Van Eyke and Campin in a new understanding of reality. Further details from 01308 898420.

13 Rockpool Ramble - Charmouth Charmouth Heritage Centre, Charmouth, 12 noon. Rockpool ramble , no need to book.

13 South Somerset Ramblers Walk Orchard Way, Mosterton. Six mile circular walk from Orchard Way, Mosterton GR457053. Start 10am. Confirmation and further details from Martin tel 01460 76366.

 

14 - 17 Easter Egg Hunts Kingston Maurward, Nr. Dorchester. 01305 215003

14 - 17 Giant Easter Egg Hunts Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens, Abbotsbury. 01305 871387

14 - 17 Great Dinosaur Egg Hunt Dinosaur Museum, Dorchester. 01305 269880

15 - 17 Giant Easter Egg Hunt Lulworth Castle 0845 450 1054

 

14 - 18 Inspiration Days For Designing Your Garden Easter Course The Barn, Downhouse Farm Nr Bridport. The Focus of these courses is "Design and Planting of your Garden". Each day includes garden visits or lectures, Q+A with gardeners, plantsmen + women + tuition from designers plus lunch at The Barn. Cost: £300. Garden visits on Easter course: Fri 14th - 'The ornamental vegetable Garden', Barrington Court ; Sat 15th - 'Seasonal planting'private garden in Litton Cheney ; Mon 17th visit to private garden in Netherbury; Tues 18th - Wayford Manor. See www.couturegardens.com

14 Putting On The Style - Lonnie Donegan Tribute Marine Theatre, Church St, Lyme Regis, doors open 7.45pm.

A tribute to the legendary Lonnie Donegan by Paul Leegan.

15 Book Fair Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, 10am - 4pm.

15 Book Market Age Concern Day Centre, Digby Road, Sherborne, 9.30am - 4pm.

15 Craft Fair Saway Ash Village Hall, Nr Bridport. On the B3162 just north of Bridport. Quality crafts, hot & cold refreshments, ample parking and free admission. For further details tel. 01308 488101.

15 Dance - Mainly Ballroom Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Lyme Regis, 8.00pm - 11.00pm. Ballroom, Latin & some sequence - everyone welcome. Admission to include tea & biscuits - in aid of hall funds.

15 Point To Point Badbury Rings. Portman point to point at Badbury Rings

16 Fossil Roadshow - Charmouth Charmouth Heritage Centre, Charmouth, 10.30am - 4.30pm. Display of fossils and full day of activities including fossil walks, ammonite polishing and fossil identification

16 West Dorset Ramblers Association Walk Today's walk starts from BuckyDoo Square, Bridport Tel. 01297 489449

17 Bank Holiday Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne, 2.30pm. Recital by Joseph Sentance

18 The Lyme Regis Society Woodmead Hall, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, 2.30pm. AGM followed by ' Oral History of the Town Mill'

18 West Dorset Ramblers Association Walk Today's walk starts from Hooly Hill nr Whitchurch Canonicorum. 01297 489449

19 Dorset Wildlife Trust Talk Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, 7pm. Chairman's annual report meeting followed by 'Otters on the Stour' - a talk by Peter Irvine of the DWT Otter Group

19 The Spring Mid-Week Lecture Series With Patric Morrissey The Zendo, Manor House, Eype Nr Bridport, 7.30pm. Part of a series of lectures which will concentrate on the painting and decorative art in the Low Countries and France in the 15th and 16th Century. Today’s lecture is on how Van der Weyden mastered the art of emotional involvement Further details from tel 01308 898420.

19 - 23 Lyme Regis Amateur Dramatic Society Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis, nightly 7.30pm Lyme Regis Amateur Dramatic Society present Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling. Tickets available from Lyme Regis TIC.

20 – 23 The Stitch and Creative Crafts Show Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Malet, 10am – 5pm. www.new.co.uk

21 Charterhouse Auction Long Street Sale Rooms, Sherborne, Viewing Wednesday from 10am to 4pm, and Thursday from 10am to 7pm. Sale starts on Friday at 10am, with viewing from 8.30am. Decorative arts, antiques, pictures, prints and books

21 Fashion Show Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, 7.30pm. In aid of Brainwave - Therapy for children with Special Needs. Tickets £6 in advance from E B Marsh, Cheap Street or tel. 07970 096366 or £8 on the door. Price includes nibbles

21 West Dorset Ramblers Association Walk Today's walk starts from Eype Picnic Area. Tel. 01308 863754 for details.

21 – 29 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The Toy Barn, Dodge Cross, Sherborne. Play performed by Sherborne Youth Centre. Performances on 21st at 7.30pm, 22nd and 23rd at 2.30pm, 28th at 7.30pm and 29th at 2.30pm. Tickets £5 adult, £3 children available from the Youth Centre, Tel. 01935 814202.

22 Buckland Newton Spring Plant Sale Village Hall, Pulham, 10.30am Admission Free

23 Charity Specialist Plant Sale Mapperton, Beaminster, 10am - 4pm.

23 Point To Point Littlewindsor. First race 2pm. Seavington Point to Point. Tel.01308 863779.

23 St Georges Day Concert Marine Theatre, Church St, Lyme Regis, 7.30pm. Variety show and Lyme Regis Town Band join together to celebrate the life of Malcolm Street. Proceeds to the Marine Theatre and Band.

24 - 29 Annie Get Your Gun By Bridport Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society Bridport Arts Centre. Further details and tickets available from Bridport TIC

25 Dorset Industrial Archaeology Society talk Dorset Room, Colliton Club (opposite County Hall), Dorchester, 7.30pm. 'The Textile Industry in the Bridport Area', a talk by Richard Sims. Non-members welcome at £2 per person.

25 Spring Bird Watch With Chesil Beach Centre Starts from Chesil Beach Centre, Ferrybridge 2pm. A walk along the shore of the Fleet observing the migrant birds. Binoculars useful.

26 Lodmoor Wildlife Walk - Part Of Dorset Spring Bird Watch Lodmoor RSPB Reserve, Weymouth, 2pm.

26 Organ Recital at St.Mary's Church St Mary's Church, Dorchester, 7.30pm Tickets £12 on the door. Recital by Thomas Trotter, programme to include works by J. S. Bach, Mozart and Mendelssohn.

26 The Spring Mid-Week Lecture Series With Patric Morrissey The Zendo, Manor House, Eype Nr Bridport, 7.30pm. Part of a series of lectures which will concentrate on the painting and decorative art in the Low Countries and France in the 15th and 16th Century. Today’s lecture is on how Bouts Memling and Van der Goes developed their own styles Further details from tel 01308 898420.

27 Charity Auction/Heritage Fayre At Abbotsbury Tropical Garden Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens, 6pm to 9pm Tickets £12.50 each

27 – 01 Dorchester Festival "Rumba in the Rings, Tango in the Town Hall, Salsa in the streets" – over 70 spectacular music, theatre, dance and visual arts. For the 6th Dorchester Festival the focus will be on a Hispanic theme, drawing artists from Spain, Central and suoth America and The Caribbean. Free outdoor events throughout the weekend including a Latino carnival procession on Saturday and an open-air tea dance on Sunday. Full programme available from local TICs or tel. Dorchester Arts Centre on 01305 266926.

28 An Evening With Willard White Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne, pre-concert talk at 6pm, concert at 8pm. Part of Sherborne Abbey Festival. Sir Willard White-the Grammy winning opera star, one of the world’ great bass voices, known for his enormous rich voice and powerful stage presence opens this year’s estival with his well-known Tribute to Robeson, which includes many well known Spirituals and Folk Songs and is his tribute to the great American bass Paul Robeson. Enquiries to 07724 396470 or see www.sherborneabbey.org.

28 The Dorchester Association Lecture The Dorset County Museum, Dorchester, 7.30pm. Michael Legg: Some Dorset Clocks and Clockmakers

28 Market In St Martin's Community Hall St Martin's Community Hall, Broadmayne, 2pm – 3.30pm. Produce for sale - local home made bread, cakes, plants, crafts - fair-trade goods, library etc.

28 - 30 Fossil Festival Lyme Regis & Charmouth, Lyme Regis, daily. Fossil Festival in conjunction with the Natural History Museum - events, workshops and lectures.

28 - Sherborne Abbey Festival Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne. Sherborne Abbey is pleased to welcome Sir

02/05 Willard White, Ruth Rogers and Bath Camerata amongst others, performing an exciting programme that includes Haydn's Creation, A Tribute to Robeson, The St. John Passion, Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Christchurch Cathedral Choir and much miore.

29 Barn Dance At Blackdown Village Hall Blackdown Village Hall. Barn Dance with Long Odds and Short Straws and caller - Tickets £5.50 adult, £13.00 family (2+2), £2.50 child Everyone welcome - In aid of Holy Trinity Church Blackdown Tickets available from Philip 01460 30517 or Alison 01308 868913

29 Dance - Mainly Ballroom Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Lyme Regis, 8.00pm -11.00pm. Ballroom, Latin & some sequence - everyone welvome. Admission to include tea & biscuits - in aid of hall funds.

29 Doubles Tennis Tournament St Anthony's Leweston School, Nr. Sherborne. Organised by CPRE. Come and enjoy a fun day. Members and non-members both welcome. Entry fee £15 per head or £7.50 for under 25s

29 Haydn's 'Creation' Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne, 7.30pm. Sherborne Abbey Festival concert. Sherborne Festival Chorus and Period Orchestra.

29 Inspiration Day For Designing Your Garden The Barn, Downhouse Farm Nr Bridport, 9.30am – 3.30pm. Today's Topic is: Seasonal Planting with a garden visit to Loscombe Each day includes garden visits or lectures, Q+A with gardeners, plantsmen + women + tuition from designers. Cost: £65 per day(including lunch) www.couturegardens.com

29 Royal British Legion Annual Sponsored Walk Starts from Bridport Town Hall, 9.45am. This annual sponsored walk starts from Bridport Town Hall and goes via Pymore and the Monarch's Way before returning to Bridport. Total distance 10 miles. All walkers welcome.

29 String Spectacular With Duo Concertante Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne, workshops at 10am, concert at 2pm. Duo Concertante is a unique ensemble featuring the smallest and largest members of the string family. Workshop for people of all ages and levels of ability in the afternoon at Sherborne School for Girls (participants will be invited to play in the concert)

29 Bluesnight with the Papa George Band Dorchester Arts Centre, The Grove, Dorchester, 8pm.

30 Inspiration Day For Designing Your Garden The Barn, Downhouse Farm Nr Bridport, 9.30am – 3.30pm. Today's Topic is: Design & Gardening with Nature with a lecture from Pam Lewis. Each day includes garden visits or lectures, Q+A with gardeners, plantsmen + women + tuition from designers. Cost: £65 per day(including lunch) www.couturegardens.com

30 - 01 Open Access Between Sherborne Old & New Castle Grounds

30 South Somerset Ramblers Walk Thorncombe Village Hall, 10.30am. An eight mile walk -Tel. 01460 220826 for details

30 - 01 Vikings Invade Abbotsbury Abbotsbury Children's Farm, Abbotsbury.

30 Vivaldi's Four Seasons & Mendelssohn's 'Octet' Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne, 8pm. Sherborne Abbey Festival concert performed by Iuventus Ensemble

30- 01 Weymouth International Beach Kite Festival Weymouth Beach, The Esplanade, Weymouth, 10am – 5pm. The Resorts 16th Annual International Beach Kite Festival will once again present three days of aeriel acrobats and colour, as it welcomes over 300 kite flyers from around the World to its annual kite crazy event.

30 Weymouth International Firework Display Weymouth Beach, The Esplanade, Weymouth, 9.30pm. Weymouth’s famous International Fireworks are presented by Pain’s Fireworks and fired from a floating platform in Weymouth Bay at 9.30 pm.

 


FOR FURTHER DETAILS ON EVENTS AND THE LOCAL AREA PLEASE CONTACT:

Tourist Information Centre, Antelope Walk, Dorchester Tel: 01305 267992 dorchester.tic@westdorset-dc.gov.uk

Tourist Information Centre, South Street, Bridport Tel: 01308 424901 bridport.tic@westdorset-dc.gov.uk

Tourist Information Centre, Digby Road, Sherborne Tel: 01935 815341 sherborne.tic@westdorset-dc.gov.uk

Tourist Information Centre, Church Street, Lyme Regis Tel: 01297 442138 lymeregis.tic@westdorset-dc.gov.uk

www.westdorset.com

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 in this leaflet does not imply any recommendation by West Dorset District Council. Produced by West Dorset District Council, Leisure and Tourism Division.