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What's on in and around West Dorset

June 2008

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

Pop into your local Tourist Information Centre for full event information and programmes for all local theatres and art centres.


Don’t miss this month…

To end June - Baby Swans hatching at Abbotsbury Swannery www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk

8-12 - June Flower Festival, Athelhampton House, nr Dorchester

21 - June Dorchester Carnival

23 - June Balmoral Cruise from West Bay ***

28-29 - June Bridport Food Festival

27 June / 6 July - Beaminster Festival

Throughout June - Abbotsbury Village Festival www.abbotsbury.co.uk

***Tickets available from Bridport and Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centres


Bridport Weekly Market in the Town Centre every Wednesday and Saturday, Farmers’ Market 2nd Saturday in each month – Arts Centre 9.30am-2pm, West Dorset Country Market in the WI Hall, North Street every Saturday 9am-12 noon.

Dorchester Weekly Market in Fairfield Car Park, Weymouth Ave 8am-3pm every Wednesday, Farmers’ Market 1st Saturday in each month at Poundbury, 9am-1pm, Country Market at The Corn Exchange every Friday (exc Easter) 8.30-11am.

Sherborne Pannier Market on the Parade every Thursday and Saturday; Country Market in Church Hall, Digby Road, Thursday mornings, 9.15am-11.15am; Farmers’ Market 3rd Friday in each month – Cheap Street, 9am-1pm. Saturday Antiques & Flea Market – held the last Saturday every month (Jan-Nov), Church Hall, Digby Road. 9am-4pm. Monthly Book Fair – held third Saturday every month, Church Hall, Digby Road. 9.30am-4pm.

Owermoigne Monthly market in the village hall 2nd Saturday of the month, 10.30am – 12 noon. Homemade produce, bric a brac, plants, crafts, books.

Charmouth Weekly Market every Monday during the Summer months in the field next to Manor Farm Holiday Centre, The Street, Charmouth


Fossil Walks Regular guided fossil hunting walks are run year round from Lyme Regis and the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre www.charmouth.org. Times vary according to the tides, details from your local TIC.

Town Walks Guided walks of Sherborne, with a Blue Badge Guide, Fridays at 11am from the TIC. Walks last 1½ hours. £3.

Guided walks of Dorchester, with a Blue Badge Guide, Mondays at 11am from the TIC. £3, under 16’s free.

Nature Walks Every Wednesday at the Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum, Dorchester. Different subject each week. Adults £6, Children £2. Tel: 01300 320684. www.kingcombecentre.org.uk


Sunday Strolls With the Ramblers Association from Bucky Doo Square, Bridport. 2.30pm. Tel: 01308 863754.

Heritage Walks Guided Heritage Walk of Abbotsbury every Thursday in June. Walk lasts approx 1 hour Meet at Village Car Park, Rodden Row at 2.30pm. Donations to the Abbotsbury Heritage Research project.


Regular Art Exhibitions are held at Dorset County Museum, Dorchester (www.dorsetcountymuseum.org), Lyme Regis Museum (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk), the Town Mill Gallery, Lyme Regis (www.townmill.org.uk) and Bridport Arts Centre (www.bridport-arts.com).

Dorchester Arts Centre (www.dorchesterarts.org.uk), Bridport Arts Centre (www.bridport-arts.com) and Eype Centre for the Arts run a full programme of performances and events - drama, music, comedy, dance and more - suitable for all ages.

Artsreach present a range of live professional arts events in rural Dorset. Full programme online at www.artsreach.co.uk


Opening times, programmes and further details from your local TIC


Local events diary

31/ 01 World WarII Weekend, Hyde Residential Home, Walditch, Bridport. Living History Project with the 1st Division returning to Walditch for weapon and training displays, exercises and a march through the village. Free and everyone welcome. 9am to 5pm 01308 427694 www.bupacarehomes.co.uk

31/01 Poyntington Festival, Nr Sherborne. Poyntington's biannual village festival. 10am - 4pm.

31/01 Templecombe International Medieval Pageant 2008 11am – 5.30pm. Includes medieval battle, falconry, craft, living history, jesters, belly dancing, jousting, home cooked food & bar, musical entertainment. Adults £4.50, Children/OAPs £3.00, Fam £12

01 Butterfly Walk at Court Farm, Sydling (GR ST615001 Folly Hill). Meet at 11am for a circular walk. 01305 264868

01 Hardy Country Vintage and Classic Vehicle Run, Starting from Kingston Maurward House and Gardens, Dorchester, 10am. Vintage and classic car run to Weymouth.

01 Guided Walk on Powerstock Common Meet at the Car park at entrance to Powerstock Common (SY 540973) 2pm. Led by Ian Smart, manager of Dorset Wildlife Trust (West Dorset). 01305 268471

01 The Great Dorset Bike Ride, Top O Town Car Park, Dorchester to Corfe Castle and back. Follow a fully-sign posted route on beautiful byeways and back roads. Starts 10am. 01305 268787

01 Music in the Borough Gardens: Howling at the Moon, Borough Gardens, Dorchester. 3.00pm. Free

01 An Evening of Russian Classical and Traditional Accordion Music, Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 7.30pm. Performance by Alexander Korbakov, presented by the Mayor of Sherborne. Tickets £10 from Sherborne TIC. 01935 815341

01 Recruitment Day, Kings Road Playing Field, Dorchester. Calling all Celts! The Invaders & Settlers Empire in association with Dorchester's Roman Festival 30th - 31st Aug are recruiting would-be warriors and villagers of Durnovaria. 1- 5pm. Beth 0788 4032124

01 Happy Days Charity Fashion Show, Salway Ash Village Hall, Nr Bridport. Theresa Weller, well known collector of vintage clothes is celebrating her 60th birthday with this charity fashion show. Starts 2.30pm. Tickets £5 from Bridport TIC. 01308 424901

01 Chetnole Open Gardens, 2pm - 5pm. Tickets £5 including tea, in aid of Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. Look out for the sunflowers!

02 Wessex Morris Men will be dancing at The Brace of Pheasants in Plush at 7:30pm, Mappowder village centre at 8:15pm and the Antelope Inn, Hazelbury Bryan at 9:00pm.

02-08 Stone Carving, Abbotsbury Stonework, West Street, Abbotsbury. Come and watch the stone mason at work. 1pm-3pm weekdays, 12-3pm weekends 01305 871958

04 Fingerz 'N' Fretz, The Blue Raddle, Church Street, Dorchester. Traditional Folk Music. 8pm.

04 Talk on The Nothe Fort, Charlton Down Village Hall, Charlton Down. Talk by the Director of the Nothe Fort, accompanied by a short film. Starts 7.30pm. Cost £2.50.

04 The Casterbridge Male Voice Choir – Music for a Spring Evening, Village Hall, Crossways, 7.30pm. £6. Refreshments available. Tickets from Tree Stores & Premier Stores, Crossways & on the door.

04 West Dorset’s Big Green Day Corn Exchange, High West Street, Dorchester, 10am – 3pm. Find out how to live a greener life and what activities are going on in West Dorset from a variety of organisations and groups. How would you tackle climate change? 01305 252386 www.dorsetforyou.com/climatechange/west

05 Frome Valley Morris Men visit Bothenhampton, Performances at 8pm and 9pm - please telephone to confirm: 01305 813102 or 01305 823013

05 Ashridge Cider Tasting, River Cottage Store & Canteen, Axminster. Tastings of this traditional sparkling cider 01297 631715

06 Music in May - Sherborne School's Swing Band, St. Mary's Church, Corscombe. 8pm. Tickets £6 including wine/orange juice (£3 under 16s) 01935 891335

06-07 The Lady in the Van, Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. Studio Theatre present Alan Bennett's 'The Lady in the Van'. 7.30pm. Tickets £7.50 01297 442138

07 Ride in a Ferrari MacDonalds Car Park, Nr. Dorchester, 10am – 4pm. Have a passenger seat ride in a Ferrari or other guest supercar and donate to good causes. In aid of Jennifer Trust for Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Ridgway Ward at Dorset County Hospital. 01305 826996 www.jtsma.org.uk

07 Felt Making workshop, Highway Farm, Bridport. Beautiful Nuno felting & silk chiffon scarves. 10am-4.30pm. £35. 01308 424321 www.highwayfarm.co.uk

07 Seaton Tramway 14th Annual Vintage Rally, Fairfield, Colyton, Devon. Vintage cars, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, trade stands and lots more. 01297 20375 www.tram.co.uk

07 Pronghorn live at The Ropemakers, The Ropemakers, West St, Bridport. Starts at 9pm 01308 421255

07 Victorian Picnic in the Town Park, Borough Gardens, Dorchester. Hampers of snacks and fun (come dressed for the occasion)! 01305 262735 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org

07 Hospital League of Friends Garden Party, Borough Gardens, Dorchester, afternoon. Free entry.

07 Mtiebi – Traditional Georgian Male Voice Choir, Portesham Village Hall, 8pm. Tickets £8/£6.50. Also workshop 3-5pm £6, for male or females aged 12+. Artsreach production. Barbara 01305 871780

07 The Thomas Hardy Society - Birthday Lecture, Council Chamber, County Hall, Dorchester, 3.30pm. Dr Simon Gatrell, Professor of English at the University of Georgia, U S A. Tickets £6, Members £5, students free, from the Dorchester T I C. 01305 267992

07 The Thomas Hardy Society - Birthday Celebration Dinner, King's Arms Hotel, Dorchester, 7.30pm for 8pm.Tickets £14, members £12, 2 -course meal. Available from Dorchester T I C. Speaker Dennis Holliday - ex head brewer of Eldridge Pope, The Thomas Hardy Ale Brewer. 01305 267992

07 The Thomas Hardy Society - Talk/Song Recital, The Dorford Conference Centre, Top O Town, Dorchester, 6.15pm. Tickets £5 / members £3 available from the Dorchester T I C. Talk by Gordon Pullen (tenor). Early setting of Hardy Poems. Also by Vaughan Williams, Boyton Smith, Rutland Boughton. 01305 267992

07-08 Open Gardens, Piddlehinton. £4 per day or £6 for both. Refreshments and light lunches available. Open 11am - 5pm. 01300 348117

07-08 Open Gardens, Corscombe. Over 20 gardens open from 1.30-5.30pm. Adults £3 per day, £5.50 for the weekend. Under 14's free. 01935 891847

08 Seaton Tramway Gala Day, Fairfield, Colyton, Devon. Enjoy a tram driving experience, guided depot visits - a great day out for all the family! 01297 20375 www.tram.co.uk

08 Band Concert, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis. Featuring Burtle Silver Band

08 Open Gardens, Maiden Newton, 1.30 to 6pm. £2.50 adults, accompanied children free. Stalls & cream teas. Kate Patmore 01300 320752

08-12 Owermoigne Flower Club present Tudor Pageantry, Athelhampton House, Puddletown, Dorchester. A colourful history depicted in a spectacular festival of flowers. Open 10.30am-5pm. 01305 848363 www.athelhampton.co.uk

09-14 Cheese Tasting Week, Bride Valley Farm Shop, Abbotsbury.

10 Bridport History Society Guided Visit to Beaminster Museum, Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Road, Beaminster. 01308 456876

10-11 Bridport Pyramid Schools perform 'Song Re-Cycle', Electric Palace, South Street, Bridport. Music composed by local musician Andrew Dickson. The sequence of songs encourages 200 pupils to think abour re-cyling and caring for our local environment. Ticket £3 adults, £1 children available from the schools at 5pm Pat Crawford 01308 456297

11 Mid Summer Music, Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. Concert by Italian pianist Francesco Attesti and German Mezzo Soprano Annika Kaschenz. Tickets £10/£12 from Dorset Music House. 7.30pm. 01935 816332 www.sherborneartslink.org.uk

11 Sherborne Flicks - Michael Clayton, Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 7.30pm. Tickets £5 from Sherborne TIC. 01935 815341

12 Summer Soup Sampling, River Cottage Store & Canteen, Axminster. Sample this summer’s range of River Cottage Soups. 01297 631715

12-13 The Voyage' Off the Wall Theatre Ensemble, Strangways Hall, Abbotsbury. Period drama (unsuitable for small children). 01305 259308

13 Leon Rosselson & Robb Johnson + The Heavens, Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport. An opportunity to see two of Britain’s finest singer-songwriters perform together. Plus local a capella group The Heavens open the evening. Tickets £12. (£11 concs) Starts 7.30pm 01308 424204 www.bridport-arts.com

14 Cave Painting and Rock Art, Wildlife Garden at St. Peter's Church, High East Street, Dorchester. Find out about cave paintings & create your own unique artwork. 10am-12pm. 01305 262735 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org

14 Summer Music School of Dorset, Sherborne Abbey. Talk 'Vaughan Williams and the Vision of Albion', performance by the City of London Sinfonia strings and the Joyful Company of Singers. 7.30pm. Tickets £32 to £8 available from Dorset Music House. 01935 816332 www.sherborneabbey.com

14 Murder Mystery Evening, Clyffe Farm, Tincleton. In aid of Weldmar Hospice Trust. Tickets £30 (inc cold supper). Starts 7.30pm. 01305 215315

14 The Poundbury Ceilidh, Brownsword Hall, Pounbury, Dorchester. A traditional evening of dance and music for the whole family. No experience needed.

14 The Yetties in Concert, Tithe Barn, Hinton St. Mary. Bring a picnic. Tickets £8 available from the Dorset History Centre, Dorchester. 01305 250550

14 West Fleet Walk, Abbotsbury. Guided nature walk with the Fleet warden. Meet Swannery car park 10am. 01305 760579 www.abbotsbury.co.uk

14 Uplyme Village Fete, Cricket Field & Village Hall, Uplyme, Lyme Regis. Annual Village Fete to be opened by Gardener's Question Time personality, Anne Swithinbank.

14 Holy Trinity Parish Fete, The Parish Centre, Culliford Road, Dorchester. Refreshments, music, magician & lots more. £100 raffle first prize. 11am - 4pm. Adults £1 Children Free.

14 Summer Serenade, Buckland Newton Parish Church. An afternoon of favourite light classics. 2.30pm

14 Lyme Regis Children's Centre Open Day, Kingsway, Lyme Regis. Free fun activities and a chance to look around this new centre. 10.30am - 2.30pm 01308 861030

14-15 The 32nd Annual West Dorset Vintage Tractor & Stationary Engine Rally, West Bay Road, Bridport. Vintage vehicles and craft tents plus and auction on Saturday morning and Adams Axe men performing on Sunday. Adults £5, accompanied under 11's free. www.wdvtsec.co.uk

14-15 Open Gardens, Netherbury. 2pm to 6pm each day. Admission £5 pp. Under 12's free.

14-15 Open Gardens, West Milton & Loscombe nr Bridport. 2pm - 6pm. 01308 485237

15 Gardens for the RNLI, Minterne Gardens, Minterne Magna. Cream teas, plant sale, RNLI souvenirs. Opens 10am. Adults £4, accompanied children free.

15 Fathers Day at Seaton Tramway, Seaton Tramway. Enjoy a Tram Driving Experience 01297 20375 www.tram.co.uk

15 Music in the Borough Gardens: Ferndown Concert Brass, Borough Gardens, Dorchester. 2.30pm. Free

15 Eggardon Hill Walk - Dorset Archaeological Days, Eggardon Hill - 3 miles east of Bridport. Discover a prehistoric hillfort and landscape with Claire Pinder of Dorset County Council. Starts at 11am and will involve a 1.5 mile walk and last around 1.5 hours. £3 in advance (£5 on the day). 01305 224921

16 Wessex Morris Men - Joint Tour with Treacle Eater Clog Morris, Morris and North West Clog Dancing at the Village Hall, Melbury Osmond 7:45pm and The Chetnole Inn, Chetnole at 9:00pm.

16 Relief of the Seige of Lyme, Langmoor Gardens, Lyme Regis. Parade from 7.00pm through Langmoor Gardens to The Theatre Square with drummers and featuring people in costume of the period. Celebrating the anniversary of the seige in 1644

17 The Enigmas of Abbotsbury, Strangways Hall, Abbotsbury. Historical presentation by Peter Laurie. 7.30pm.

19-21 Dorchester Carnival, Dorchester. www.dorchestercarnival.co.uk

20 Lost at Sea live at The Ropemakers, The Ropemakers, West St, Bridport. Starts at 9pm 01308 421255

20 Party in the Park, Borough Gardens, Dorchester. 6.00pm. Free

20 Music at Midsummer, Tincleton Church, Tincleton. An evening of music and readings from the Serendipity Recorder Consort. In aid of church funds and the brain injury unit on Portland Ward, Poole Hospital. Starts7.30pm Admission by programme £6 Mrs Peta Bough 01305 849422

20-21 Hilfield Butterfly & Moth Festival, Hilfield Friary, nr Minterne. Friday from 8pm - Barbecue and moth trapping. Overnight camping available. 01963 23559 www.dorsetbutterflies.com

20-22 Flower Festival at Whitchurch Canonicorum, St Candida Church, Whitchurch Canonicorum. Flower Festival in the church, with lunches and teas. Songs of Praise on Sun 22nd at 6.30pm 01308 421486

21 Franciscan Midsummer Fair, Hilfield Friary, nr Minterne. Local stalls, Produce, Entertainment, Activities and Fun. Starts at 11am. Adults £1, children free. www.hilfieldproject.co.uk

21 Dance - Mainly Ballroom Lyme Regis, Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Regis. Dance - Ballroom, Latin and some Sequence. Adults £4. 8pm start. 01297 442439

21 The City of Bristol Choir, St. Michael's Parish Church, Lyme Regis. Concert directed by David Ogden. In aid of the Lyme Regis organ appeal. 01297 442138 www.lymeregisorganappeal.com

21 Art Therapy Day, Studio of Marie Laywine, Abbotsbury. 10am - 4.30pm. 01305 871175 www.marielaywine.com

21 Abbotsbury & Portesham Royal British Legion 60th anniversary Country Fair, Portesham Village Hall. 2.30pm.

21 Abbotsbury Heritage Fayre 'Midsummer Merriment', Tithe Barn, Abbotsbury. 6.30-11.30pm. The New Hardy Players present "The thieves who couldn't stop sneezing" plus Viking Re-enactment group and music by "The Crack" band. Tickets £20 inc 2 course meal. 01305 871085 www.abbotsbury.co.uk

21 Music in the Borough Gardens: Rhapsody, Borough Gardens, Dorchester. 7.30pm. Free

21 Janet Street Fun Day & Football Tournament, Football Field, Charmouth Road, Lyme Regis. 10.00am kick off, teams of 7 players to include 1 lady & 2 under14's. Raffle,BBQ,tombola etc, live music in evening till 11.00pm. In aid of Julia's House Hospice & playing field project. 01297 445367

21 Abbotsbury Midsummer Merriment, Tithe Barn Abbotsbury. The New Hardy Players present a new comedy by Thomas Hardy, Music and words performed by Tim Laycock, music and dancing with The Crack. Enjoy a split roast of Longhorn beef; also Prize Draw. Starts 6.30pm. £20 including 2-course meal. 01305 871085

21-22 Open Gardens, Cerne Abbas. 20 private gardens open 2 - 6pm. Adults £4, accompanied children free. Teas, plant stall, free car park. www.cerneabbasopengardens.org.uk

21-22 Grand Flower Festival & Fete in Walditch, Village Hall, Walditch nr Bridport. Morning coffee and afternoon teas will be served in the hall. Sunday service at 6.30pm. 01308 424157

21-22 Maiden Newton at War, Greenford School, Maiden Newton. Military vehicles and armour, re-enactors, live music, battles, displays, R/C models, trade stalls and more. 21st June Glenn Miller Tribute Concert starts at 7:30pm. 07814 451518 www.maidennewtonatwar.co.uk

21-22 Felt making workshops for adults/teens, 13 Market St, Abbotsbury. With textile artist Mary-Clare Buckle in her studio. 01305 871561 www.feltmaking-workshops.info

21-6/7 Beaminster Festival 2008 Beaminster’s 13th Festival of Music and the Visual Arts. Pick up a copy of the full programme from one of our Tourist Information Centres, see www.beamfest.org.uk or tel. 01308 862943

22 Teddy Bears' Picnic, Borough Gardens, Dorchester. A day of free fun for children - bring a teddy! 12-4.30pm.

22 Open Gardens, Chideock. 2pm - 6pm. Memorial Chapel in North Road open plus church & village history exhibition in the museum.

22 Coast to Caost Motorcycle Run, Marine Parade,Lyme Regis. Annual run organiced by Westland Classic Motorcycle Club from Lyme Regis to Weston Super Mare 01935 429913

24 Coffee Morning and Open Garden, Manor Orchard, Stratton. Open 10.30am - 12noon. £2.00 inc coffee/tea & cake. Dogs on leads welcome.

26 Sherborne Cluster Primary Schools Exhibition, Oliver Holt Gallery, Sherborne School. www.asholt.co.uk

26-29 Cerne Abbas Music Festival, St. Mary's Church, Cerne Abbas. The Gaudie Ensemble return to Cerne Abbas to perform six concerts. 01300 341518 www.gaudier.co.uk

27 Noah Babel's Ark' by Rude Mechanical Theatre Company, Abbey House, Abbotsbury. Garden opens for picnics 6pm, performance starts 7.45pm. 01305 751167

27 Market, St Martin's Community Hall, Broadmayne. Produce, plants, crafts, Dorset sausages, Local Farm Produce, cards, Fair Trade goods, books. Sylvia Dooley 01305 852866

27 Bridport Food & Beer Festival, Asker Meadows, Bridport.

27-28 Watercolour Weekend, Abbotsbury Studio, Rodden Row, Abbotsbury. 01305 871867 www.abbotsburystudio.co.uk

27-29 Community Flower Festival, St Mary's Church, South Street, Bridport. Displays & music. Sat 28th June, an evening of song & verse amongst the flowers.

28 The Dorset Art and Craft Show, The Corn Exchange, Dorchester. Exhibition and demonstrations. www.dorsetartandcraftshow.co.uk

28 Mary Anning Day, Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis. To commemorate the famous Lyme Regis fossil hunter, Mary Anning. 01297 443370 www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk

28 Charlton Down Village Market, Herrison Hall, Charlton Down. Local market including locally produced meats, eggs, fruit and veg, preserves, cakes etc. 9.30am to 12noon. 01305 250872

28-29 Bridport Food Festival Asker Meadow, Bridport

28-29 Tankfest The Tank Museum, Bovington. A weekend of historic tank action. 01929 405096 www.tankmuseum.org

29 Gartell Light Railway Open Day, Yenston, nr Templecombe. Narrow gauge steam on the old Somerset & Dorset Railway. Open 10.30am - 4.30pm. 01963 370752 www.glr-online.co.uk

29 Victorian Street Fair, Sutton Poyntz. Craft stalls, music, children's games, cream teas, barbeque, farmers market and grand charity auction. 11am - 5pm. £2.50 Admission. 01305 257258 www.sutton-poyntz.co.uk

29 Veterans Day Celebrations, Borough Gardens, Dorchester. Afternoon. Free

29 Dorchester Choral Society + Lubbeke Choir Concert, St Mary's Church, Dorchester. Handel, Mozart and Parry. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets from Harmony music. 01305 262005

29 Open Gardens Cattistock, 2pm – 6pm 01300 320433


NGS Gardens Open

There are lots of lovely local gardens open during June under the National Gardens Scheme – for details please collect a copy of the free yellow guide for Dorset from one of our Tourist Information Centres.



The Dorset County Museum and the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society hosts a programme of events, including lectures (on natural sciences, geology, travel, literature and more), study days and concerts. Tel: 01305 262735. www.dorsetcountymuseum.org

Sherborne Science Café has a programme of presentations, talks and meetings and provides a forum to discuss all aspects of science. www.sherbornesciencecafe.co.uk

The Dorset Wildlife Trust runs a programme of walks, talks, workshops, workparties and other wildlife events. Tel: 01305 264620. www.dorsetwildlife.co.uk

The Sherborne Historical Society organises a programme of lectures by noted historians and summer field trips. Tel: 01963 364075.

There are many other special interest clubs, societies and groups across West Dorset – for a full list see www.dorsetforyou.com or contact your local TIC.



Coming up next month…

04-06 July - Lyme Regis Jazz Festival

04-07 July - Abbotsbury Music Festival: ‘Don Pasquale’ at Abbey House Gardens

05 July - RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day (tickets available from local TICs)

05 July - ‘Show of Hands’ at Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens

10-13 July - Lakeside Magic Concerts, Kingston Maurward, Dorchester (tickets - Bridport/Dorchester TICs)

18-20 July - Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival, Dorchester

26 July / 02 Aug - Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week

26 July / 02 Aug - Thomas Hardy Festival and Conference, Dorchester


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






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, Community Enabling Division.