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What's on in and around West Dorset

April 2009

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


Don’t miss this month…

10 April Easter Bunny Egg hunt, Bennetts Water Gardens, Chickerell

10-13 April Giant Easter Egg Hunt at Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens

10-13 April Great Dinosaur Egg Hunt, Dinosaur Museum, Dorchester

10-13 April Easter Egg Hunt, Kingston Maurward, nr Dorchester

19 April Plant Fair, Mapperton


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. Antiques and Collectables Fair in Brownsword Hall, Poundbury every 2nd Sunday of the month, 8.30am-12.30pm

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 2 nd Saturday of the month, 10.30am – 12 noon. Homemade produce, bric a brac, plants, crafts, books.


Fossil Walks - Regular guided fossil hunting walks in Lyme Regis and Charmouth are run year round by Dr Colin Dawes 01297 443758, Brandon Lennon 07944 664757 (www.lymeregisfossilwalks.com), Lyme Regis Museum 01297 443370 (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk), Lyme Regis Fossil Shop 01297 442088, the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre 01297 560772 (www.charmouth.org) and Chris Pamplin 0845 00943757 (www.fossilwalks.com). Times vary according to the tides, telephone for full details and booking information.

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

Walking the Way to Health in Bridport - with trained health walkers. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 10.30am from Bridport TIC. Walks last approx 30mins, all welcome, free. Tel: 01308 452263 for more information.

Dorchester Strollers - walks with trained health walkers. Every Monday at 10.30am and Tuesday at 2.30pm. Walks last up to one hour, all welcome, free. Tel: 01305 263759 for more information.


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

01 Sanctus Sacred Songs United Church, South Street, Dorchester, 8pm – 10pm. Come and sing four-part harmonies and chants from around the world. £5 or £4 concession 01308 455749 sanctusdorset@hotmail.com

02 Sherborne Comedy Night Powell Theatre, Abbey Road, Sherborne, 8.30pm (doors open 7.30pm). Admission £8 / £6 (concs) Stand-up comedy with Geoff Norcott, Helmut, Ryan Macdonald and compere Kevin Shepherd. 01935 810579 www.powelltheatre.co.uk/comedy

03 Dorset Wildlife Trust Talk- "The Trust" Friends’ Meeting House, South St, Bridport, 7.30pm. Dorset Wildlife Trust's Chief Executive, Simon Cripps, shares his thoughts about the Trust and its future. The meeting also includes the AGM of the West Dorset Group of DWT. Non-members welcome; admission free. 01297 560081 www.dorsetwildlife.co.uk

03 Archaeology Meeting Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, 6pm "Reflections on the Iron Age" by Dr Jodie Joy 01305 262735 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org

03 Jazz Concert - The Cornertones Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, 1pm. Free entry 01305 262735 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org

04 Craft & Country Market Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, 10am - 4pm. Free admission

04 Event marking the 70th Anniversary of the formation of The Armoured Corps and The Tank Museum. The Tank Museum, Bovington. Displays of selected historic armour from the Royal Armoured Corps, talks, tours, family activity trails plus free performance by the Light Cavalry Band. The Royal Armoured Corps Parachute display team are scheduled to make a special entrance depending on the weather. Normal admission prices apply. 01929 405096 www.tankmuseum.org

04 Familty Activity - Paint a Tile Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, 10am - 12pm and 1pm - 3pm. Using the museum portraits and paintings as inspiration paint your own tile to take home. Everything you need will be provided. No booking required - up to 2 children admitted free with every adult. 01305 262735 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org

04 Make a Willow Hanging Basket, and plant it Highway Farm, West Road, Bridport, 10.30am - 2.30pm. Homemade willow baskets to decorate your home, under guidance from local plantswoman Kate Bromfield. Cost £35, materials and plants included. 01308 424321 www.highwayfarm.co.uk

04 Encore Singers Annual Charity Concert United Church Hall, Dorchester, 7.30pm. Fundraising for Joseph Weld Hospice, Herringston Road, Dorchester. 01305 215315

04 Craft Fair Brownsword Hall, Pummery Square, Poundbury, 9.00 - 12.30pm. Free entry. Refreshments, local arts and crafts.

04 Book Fair Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Road, 10am - 4.00pm.

04 Easter Prize Bingo Frampton Village Hall, Frampton, 7.30pm. In aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer

04 Owermoigne Horiticultural Society Spring Show Owermoigne Village Hall, 7.30pm. 01305 848077

05 Dorset Coastlet Audax Cycle Ride Wareham Town centre. 102km cycle ride starting in Wareham and passing through glorious West Dorset. Entry £4.50, forms available from Pete Loakes, 1 Church Cottage, West Stafford, Dorchester. Ride starts at 9am. email: pete_loakes@yahoo.com http://www.aukweb.net/cal/calsolo.php?Ride=09-109

05 Wessex Military Band Spring Concert Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, 6pm. Directed by Lt Col Malcolm Torrent. Adults £7.50, Conc. £5.50 Tickets from Art Centre Box Office 01308 424204

05 Antiques Fair Kingston Maurward, Nr Dorchester, 9.30am – 4pm. 01305 215003 www.kmc.ac.uk

05 Spring Village Market Okeford Fitzpaine Village Hall, 11 am - 4pm. In aid of village hall funds. Cakes, plants, woodcraft, jewellry, cards and much more. Refreshments all day. To book tables call 01258 860415. diane@mbpa.co.uk

05 Jazz Brunch at the Eastbury Hotel Eastbury Hotel, Long Street, Sherborne. Full brunch buffet and cooked dishes to order plus live jazz, newspapers & magazines to read - what better way to spend a lazy Sunday morning? Jazz brunches held once a month. 01935 813131 www.theeastburyhotel.co.uk

05 Scott May’s Daredevil Stunt Show Haynes Motor Museum, Sparkford, Nr. Yeovil, gates open 1.30pm, show 3pm. See "the greatest show on wheels" – with two wheel driving, motorcycle jumps, human cannonball, monster truck jumps, closing, fires, pyrotechnics and more. Adults £10, Children £5 – pay at gate. www.scottmaydaredevil.co.uk

05-17 Dragon Egg Hunt Lulworth Castle & Park. You can hunt for the dragon, find egg tokens around the Castle park and win prizes! The friendly dragons will be on hand for you to met and you can join a dragon procession. The golden dragon of Spring will be telling her enchanting stories and look out for the fairies and elves in our woodland walk. 01929 400352 www.lulworth.com

07 Green Drinks Tom Brown's Public House, High East Street, Dorchester, 7pm. Informal social gathering for anyone interested in "green issues". Meet other like minded people. Free. On every Ist Tuesday. www.transitiontowndorchester.org/local_projects.html

07 Gallery Talk Lyme Regis Musuem, 11am. "The Great Storm of 1824" by Thea Hawksworth. 01297 443370 www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk

08 Sherborne Flicks – Morris: A Life with Bells On Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, 7.30pm Tickets £5 from Sherborne TIC. 01935 815341 www.sherborneartslink.org.uk

08 Organ Concert St Michael's Church, Lyme Regis, 7.30pm Concert with readings for Holy Week. Collection forThe Organ Appeal

09 Easter Trail Meet opposite Stonebarrow Shop, Nr. Charmouth, 11am - 3pm. Join one of the National Trust Wardens and Volunteers for the cracking fun packed Eggciting Easter activity trail at Stonebarrow, part of the beautiful Golden Cap Estate. 01985 843600 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events

09 Easter Meeting at Wincanton Races Wincanton Racecourse. 08445 793014 www.wincantonracecourse.co.uk

09 Sherborne & District Gardeners Association Spring Show Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 01935 813496

10-13 The Great Dinosaur Egg Hunt The Dinosaur Museum, Icen Way, Dorchester. Explore the Dinosaur Museum to discover the answers to the clues in the Dinosaur Mystery. All children who solve the mystery correctly will win a special prize dinosaur 01305 269880 www.thedinosaurmuseum.co.uk

10-13 Easter Egg Hunt Kingston Maurward, Nr. Dorchester, 10am - 3pm. Children can search the beautiful gardens for an Easter Egg. 01305 215000 www.kmc.ac.uk

10-13 The Giant Easter Egg Hunt Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens. 01305 871130 www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk

10-13 Easter Egg Hunts Farmer Palmer's Farm Park, Organford. 4 days of Easter egg hunts for children in the maize maze. 01202 622022 www.farmerpalmers.co.uk

10-13 Easter Bunny Egg Hunt Bennetts Water Gardens, Chickerell, Weymouth, 10am – 5pm. A special Easter trail around the gardens – find the clues to complete the trail and get rewarded with a chocolate egg. Other entertainment includes a bouncy castle and face painting plus special Easter menu in the Café Monet. 01305 785150 www.waterlily.co.uk

10-13 Art Exhibition The Salt House, West Bay, Nr. Bridport, 10am - 5pm. Exhibition of art works in all mediums by members of the Bridport Art Society. 01305 871116

11 PBFA Book Fair Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, 10am - 4pm 01935 850210 www.pbfa.org

11 - Tea Clippers to Clipper Teas - Spring Exhibition Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Road, 10.30am - 12.30 & 2.30pm - 4.30pm. 04/05 Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Aslo Bank Holidays and Sunday afternoons. 01308 863577

12 Easter Bonnet Parade Baptist Church, Lyme Regis, 2.30pm. Parade and Competition organised by Lyme Regis Regatta & Carnival Committee.

12 Ramblers Walk: Maiden Newton to Southover Meet Maiden Newton Walkers Car park. Meet 10.30am for 8 mile walk. Please contact organiser to confirm details. Derek 01935 426842

13 Duck Race Woodmead Road Bridge, Lyme Regis. In aid of Woodroffe School

13 Bank Holiday Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey, 2.30pm 01935 812452 www.sherborneabbey.com

13 Gartell Light Railway Open Day Yenston, Nr Templecombe. 01963 270752 www.glr-online.co.uk

13-18 Family Fossilling Week at Monkton Wyld Court Monkton Wyld Court, Monkton Wyld, nr Charmouth. Enjoy this Easter Week hunting for fossils with an expert on Charmouth Beach, collect driftwood for sculptures, paint pebbles, do some breadmaking and explore Lyme Regis. Fires and drumming on fine evenings, yoga in the morning and a Fossil Fair to end the week. 01297 560342 www.monktonwyldcourt.co.uk

13-25 BARK! Arts Festival Shaftesbury - Art Centre and other venues. A celebration of trees and woods close to home and far away. Organised by the Shaftesbury Tree Group and Shaftesbury Arts Centre. 01747 854321 www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk

14 Gallery Talk Lyme Regis Museum, 11am. "Thomas Coram and the Foundling Hospital" by Anne Sankey. 01297 443370 www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk

15 Geology Lecture Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, 6.30pm. "Geological World Heritage …. What is included and where are the gaps?" - lecture by Tim Badman, International Union for Conservation of Nature. 01305 262735 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org

17 Ramblers Walk: To Parnham & Mapperton Meet Fleet St Car Park, Beaminster. Meet 10.30am for 5 mile walk. Please contact organiser to confirm details. Derek 01935 426842 www.clicsargent.org.uk

17 Gallery Talk Lyme Regis Museum, 11am. "By Steam Train to Lyme" by Richard Bull. 01297 443370 www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk

17-18 Patchwork & Quilting Exhibition The United Reformed Church, 13 Princes Street, Yeovil BA20 1EN, 10am – 4pm. Presented by Star Quilters of Yeovil. Demonstrations, sales table, raffle, refreshments. Admission £2. 01935 477273

18 Museum Club St. George's Day Special Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, 10.30am-12.30am. Make a dragon and St. George and then if the weather is fine, there will be a duel between dragon and knight by the town's water pump! 01305 262735 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org

18 Hedgerow Baskets Workshop Highway Farm, West Road, Bridport, 10.30am - 4pm. Make unique and beautiful Gypsy baksets made from natural materials gathered from the hedges woven with garden climbers. Also learn how to weave tablemats and nests from rushes. Suitable for all ages. Cost £35 including materials 01308 424321 www.highwayfarm.co.uk

18 Dorset Evacuees - Inaugural Meeting Woodmead Hall, Lyme Regis. Drop in afternoon with teas, 2.00pm 01297 445410

18 Bridport Rag Market St Mary's Church Hall, South Street Bridport, 9am - 4 pm. Vintage, antique & retro fabrics, haberdashery, clothes, lace & Buttons - a must for quilters, knitters, teachers and hobbyists Free entry Caroline Bushell 01404 45901, Linda Clift 01305 264914

18 Charity Concert - A Couple of Chanteuse and an Ivory Tickler Powell Theatre, Abbey Road, Sherborne, 6.30pm. An evening of operatic duets and arias (Purcell, Handel, Mozart, Bertstein, Irvin Berlin) with Cathrine Long and Amy Ryan. Tickets £10 in aid of Help for Heroes and Christina Noble Children's Foundation. 01747 839813

18 Pipes and Pageantry Concert Westland Leisure Complex, Yeovil, 7.30pm. Features the Pipes and Drums of the Wessex Highlanders, Yeovil Concert Band and The Yetminster Irish Dancers. Tickets Adults £8, Under 16s £4 – in support of St. Margaret’s Somerset Hospice. 0845 3459671 www.somerset-hospice.org.uk

19 Point-to-Point by Seavington Hunt Littlewindsor, Nr Beaminster. First Race 2pm - Meeting includes Pony Racing before Mr G Rendell 01308 868332 www.pointingwessex.co.uk

19 Specialist Charity Plant Fair Mapperton Gardens, Nr. Beaminster, 10am - 4pm. Over 25 stalls of specialist nurseries from the South and West of England 01935 424724 www.mapperton.com

19 Mother and Baby Fair Kingston Maurward, Nr. Dorchester, 11am - 4pm 01305 215003 www.kmc.ac.uk/gardens

19 Wincanton Races Countryside Race Day. 08445 793014. www.wincantonracecourse.co.uk

20 Painting and Sketching day at Highway Farm Highway Farm, West Road, Bridport, 10.30am - 4.30pm. A relaxing and enjoyable day out for all, each artist will be encouraged to work at his or her own pace. Beginners welcome. Cost £40. Tutor Ann Gray 01308 424321 www.highwayfarm.co.uk

20 Eype Spring 2009 Book 'N Author Week: Michael McCarthy "Say Goodbye to the Cuckoo" Eype Centre for the Arts, Eype, Bridport. Eype Centre is now expanding its range of literary talks with this talk by Michael McCarthy of "Say Goodbye to the Cuckoo" which starts at 2.30pm. Tickets from Bridport Tourist Information Centre. 01308 424901

20 Bride Valley Gardening Club Puncknowle and Swyre Village Hall. Talk on Summer Interest & Colour in your Garden given by Poundbury Gardens. Members Free. Visitors £2. Starts 7.30pm.

21 Gallery Talk Lyme Regis Museum, 11am. "The Great Landslips of East Devon and Dorset" by Stephen Locke. 01297 443370 www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk

21 Jam at the Plume Plume of Feathers, Half Moon Street, Sherborne. Jam session with Sherborne Jazz Club 01935 816569 www.myspace.com/sherbornejazzclub

21 Eype Spring 2009 Book 'N Author Week: Irma Kurtz "About Time; Travels in the Third Age" Eype Centre for the Arts, Eype, Bridport. Eype Centre is now expanding its range of literary talks with this talk by Irma Kurtz of "About Time; Travels in the Third Age" which starts at 2.30pm. Tickets from Bridport Tourist Information Centre. 01308 424901

22 Dorset County Museum Music Society Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, 7.30pm. Doric String Quartet with Bartholemew LaFollette (cello). Programme includes works by Haydn, Debussy and Schubert. 01305 262735 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org

22 Eype Spring 2009 Book 'N Author Week: Mike Scott "In Love & War; The Lives of General Sir Harry & Lady Smith" Eype Centre for the Arts, Eype, Bridport. Eype Centre is now expanding its range of literary talks with this talk by Mike Scott of "In Love & War; The Lives of General Sir Harry & Lady Smith" which starts at 2.30pm. Tickets from Bridport TIC 01308 424901

22- Dorchester Art Club Spring Exhibition Poundbury Garden Centre, Dorchester. Open 10am - 5pm daily except Sunday 10.30am-02/05 4pm. Admission free 01305 251094

23 Talk by Chris Packham - Never Mind The Buzzards Corn Exchange, Dorchester, 7.30pm. Using his own photographs, Chris Packham relates his encounters with weird and wonderful creatures. All profits will go towards the Grace Secondary School Appeal. Tickets £10. Claire@GraceSecondarySchool.com 07764 335892

23 Eype Spring 2009 Book 'N Author Week: Kamila Shamsie "Burnt Shadows" Eype Centre for the Arts, Eype, Bridport. Eype Centre is now expanding its range of literary talks with this talk by Kamila Shamsie of "Burnt Shadows" which starts at 11am. Tickets from Bridport Tourist Information Centre. 01308 424901

23 Eype Spring 2009 Book 'N Author Week: Caroline Moorehead "Dancing Our Way to the Precipice; Lucie de la Tour du Pin and the French Revolution" Eype Centre for the Arts, Eype, Bridport. Eype Centre is now expanding its range of literary talks with this talk by Caroline Moorehead of "Dancing Our Way to the Precipice; Lucie de la Tour du Pin and the French Revolution" which starts at 2.30pm. Tickets from Bridport Tourist Information Centre. 01308 424901

23 Tank Men - In their Own Words The Tank Museum, Bovington, 7.30pm. Author and military commentator Robert Kershaw recounts the exploits of tank crews of all nationalities since the birth of armoured warfare. 01929 405096 www.tankmuseum.org

24 Gallery Talk Lyme Regis Museum, 11am. "Tudor Food" by Felicity Hebditch 01297 443370 www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk

24 Quiz Night Brownsword Hall, Pummery Square, Poundbury, 7.30pm. Bring own drinks and nibbles. Coffee and biscuits included. Tickets £2 in advance from Hilary 01305 257485 or £2.50 on the door. info@brownswordevents.org.uk

24 Public Meeting – save our pubs from shutting and becoming eyesores Electric Palace Cinema, Bridport. Have your say with representatives from the three main political parties. Admission free. 07990 583167 www.communityalertonpubs.org.uk

24 Ball at The Casterbridge, Dorchester 8pm – midnight. Black Tie. Georgian buffet and music from Howling at the Moon. Entry by ticket only @ £25 per person to include a glass of champagne. Auction sale – proceeds for the Hub, Dorchester. 01305 264043

25 April market - Broadmayne St. Martin's Community Hall, Broadmayne, 10am - 12pm. Raffle, craft, plants, books, jigsaws, cards, local trout, sausages & eggs, cakes and preserves. All proceeds for St. Martin's Community Hall. 01305 852886

25 Family Activity - Spirit of Place : The South Dorset Ridgeway Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, 10am - 12pm. A family activity based on the current exhibition celebrating the archaeology and natural beauty of this unique landscape 01305 262735 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org

25 St George's Day Fair Fordington Green, Dorchester, 1.30m – 4pm. Competitions, vegetable/fruit animal, photography, cake baking, children only, adults and children. Entry fees from £1.50. Entries displayed and judged at St George's Day Fair. Entry forms from the shop on the Green, Fordington.

25 Dorset Wildlife Trust Field Trip - "Birds of Higher Hyde" Higher Hyde Heath, 9.30am. A guided field trip by Tony Conway with the West Dorset Group of the Dorset Wildlife Trust. Booking essential; places limited 01297 561536 www.dorsetwildlife.co.uk

25 Textile Study Day Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, 10am - 4pm. From Flax to Frills - the uses of linen in clothing from Medieval to Jacobean times. With Sarah Thursfield and Jenny Tiramani. Morning lectures followed by an afternoon of practical demonstrations and hands-on activities. Tickets £12.50 (children £5.00) available from Dorset County Museum. 01305 262735 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org

25 Sherborne Jazz - Pianist Kate Williams' Quintet Plume of Feathers, Half Moon Street, Sherborne. 01935 816569 www.myspace.com/sherbornejazzclub

26 The Great Dorset Beach Clean The 21st Annual Dorset Beach Clean. Just turn up at one of the participating beaches and ask for the beachmaster. They will provide you with rubbish bags, gloves and instructions. Please wear suitable clothing and shoes. Please see www.dorsetforyou.com/greatdorsetbeachclean2009 or tel. 01305 756792 for a full list of beaches and times.

26 Animal Encounters Kingston Maurward, Nr. Dorchester. 01305 215003 www.kmc.ac.uk/gardens

26 National Trust Guided Walk - "Bluebells and Hillforts" Lamberts Castle Car Park, Marshwood, 2pm. Join one of the National Trust Wardens on a guided walk to discover more about the fascinating history and conservation of Lamberts Castle and see the amazing bluebell displays. 01985 843600 www.nationalturst.org.uk

26 Specialist Plant Sale Herringston, Nr. Dorchester, 10am - 4pm. Sale of plants from specialist nurseries - in aid of Help the Aged Dorset 01747 822832

26 Tenth Anniversary Concert - Music and Poetry St Peter's Church, Dorchester, 6.30pm. Performed by local artists for the benefit of First Dorset Credit Union. Tickets from Bailey's, 40 High East Street, Dorchester. Tickets £10 includes glass of wine. 01305 268444

26 The Briantspuddle Singers Frampton Church, Frampton, 6.30pm. St. Mary’s PCC Frampton present a concert by a very popular choir. Tickets £5 at the door, includes a glass of wine and nibbles. All proceeds to Frampton church restoration fund. 01300 320029

26 Sponsored Cycle Treasure Hunt Enter a fun Spring competition whilst raising runds for Dorset Wildlife Trust. Entry £10 per team. Each team receives a full event pack to help with the event. 01305 264620 www.dorsetwildlife.co.uk

26 Dorset Bike Ride In aid of British Heart Foundation. For more information tel. 0800 1693672 or visit www.bhf.org.uk/dorset

27 More than Just a Ruin Bridport United Church, East Street, Bridport, 7.30pm. Illustrated talk presented by the Golden Cap Centre of the National Trust. Speaker Nancy Grace (Archaeologist working at Corfe Castle). Non members welcome. 01308 863577

27 Sherborne Area Over 50s Group Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne,2.30pm

28 Gallery Talk Lyme Regis Museum, 11am. "John Gould, a Link with Darwin" by Imogen Thomas. 01297 443370 www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk

28 Wincanton Races Ladies Day. 08445 793014 www.wincantonracecourse.co.uk



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22 – 25 April

29 – 30 April

James Seabright Productions: The Three Musketeers

Kagemusha Taiko

AsOne Theatre Company: Hey Baby!

Lyme Youth Arts: B Sharp Gig for All

The Mods

TheatreFriends Quiz Night

An Audience with Johnny Kingdom


Lyme Regis Dramatic Society: On The Razzle

Creative Cow: The Anniversary


Marine Theatre Box Office: 01297 442138 (Lyme Regis TIC)


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, work parties 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.

Dorset Moviola brings the cinema to village halls across the county – see (www.moviola.org) for full details.

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…

Mid May-end June Baby Swans hatching at Abbotsbury Swannery

1-5 May Sherborne Abbey Music Festival

22-24 May Dorchester Festival – "Moving On" Community Celebration

23-24 May Fossil Festival, Lyme Regis

25 May Sherborne Castle Country Fair***

***Tickets available from your local TIC

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 does not imply any recommendation by West Dorset District Council. Produced by West Dorset District Council, Community Enabling Division.