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What's on in and around West Dorset

August 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…

01-08 Aug Lyme Regis Regatta & Carnival 01297 442138 www.lymeregistourism.co.uk

02 August ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, Open Air Theatre at Sherborne Castle - Tickets from Sherborne TIC

02 August RNLI Fun Day, West Bay

07 August Open Air Theatre, ‘Babe’- Kingston Maurward, Dorchester

08-14 Aug Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre Marine Week

15 August Bridport Carnival

16 August Pirates Day, West Bay

16 August Bridport Torchlight Procession

27 August Melplash Agricultural Show – Tickets from Bridport and Dorchester TICs


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

to 2/8 Love Parks Week Love Parks Week events in the Borough Gardens, Dorchester. 01305 266861 www.dorchester-tc.gov.uk

29/7-2/8 Happy’s Circus Manor Farm Holiday Centre, Charmouth, 7pm weekdays, 3pm and 7pm weekends. Adults £10, Concessions £8, Children £7, Family £32. 07948 572057 www.happyscircus.co.uk (further performances throughout August at Charmouth and West Bay – see later listings)

to 16 Canford Summer School of Music 2009 Sherborne. Canford Summer School of Music makes a welcome return to Sherborne and will once again provide a series of superb concerts, mostly in Cheap Street Church. Entry £2. Programme available from Sherborne TIC.

01 Summer Saturday Live South Street, Dorchester Street Theatre: Rintintin - Salsa + Alien Businessmen - performances between 10.30am and 3.00pm; David's Classical Trio am and Geogg Miller 4 pm. 07723 319387 or 07971 909007 knicman@yahoo.co.uk / missktg@gmail.com

01 Craft Fair Upstairs at The Brownsword Hall, Poundbury, 9am -12.30pm. Lots of local arts and crafts for sale, cake stall & second-hand book stall. Free entry. 01305 257752 info@brownswordevents.org.uk

01 Loders Fete Loders Court, Loders, Nr. Bridport, 2.30 – 5.30pm. Entrance £1, children free.

01 Tug Of War Frampton Annual Cross-River, 6pm for 7pm start. Bar and Barbecue. 01300 320413

01-02 Holnest Church Flower Festival, Fete and Cream Teas Holnest Church, Nr Sherborne, 2.30pm. Church decorated with flowers, cream teas, raffle, bring and buy plus organ music. Songs of Praise on the 2nd at 6.30pm.

01-02 A Flower Festival Bere Regis Parish Church. A Flower Festival in aid of Moving Mountains Trust. 01305 471774

01-02 Town Regatta The Cobb, Lyme Regis Lyme Regis Sailing Club Regatta www.lymeregissailingclub.co.uk

01-02 Artsreach Performance: The Destroyers Evershot Village Hall, 8pm on 1st, Portesham Village Hall, 7.30pm on 2nd. These 15 piece festival favourites take Balkan and Klezmer music as their starting point for a searing live musical journey. With massed ranks of fiddles, brass, vocals and more, their passion onstage creates a spectacle of sensation and sound. 01935 83471(Evershot), 01305 871780 (Portesham) www.artsreach.co.uk

01-08 Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival Week Lyme Regis. Annual regatta and carnival with a packed programme of daily events. www.lymeregis.com

01-31 Guided Tours of Sherborne Old Castle Sherborne – tours every Sunday during August 1.45pm.

01-31 Lyme Regis Band Concerts – "Music by the Sea" Marine Parade, Lyme Regis – every Tuesday at 8pm.

02 RNLI Fun Day West Bay, starts 1pm. Stalls and games on the green, cream teas in the Salt House. 'Rescue at Sea' displays just outside the New Harbour. Boat rides are also available - all in aid of the RNLI.

02 Launch of the new Lyme Regis Gig Powerboat Club, Lyme Regis, from 12.30pm. Includes men’s and ladies’ races; followed by hog roast and entertainment from 6pm.

02 Village Fete Salway Ash, 2pm – 4pm. Stalls, competitions, grand draw, refreshments, bar, bouncy castle, Punch & Judy, live music, entertainment, car boot and lots more. 01308 488101

02 Osmington Fete Osmington Village Hall & Field, 2 - 5pm . Stalls, sideshows, bouncy castle, refreshments, raffles. Free admission and car parking.

02 Open Air Theatre - A Midsummer Night’s Dream Sherborne Castle, starts 7pm, gates open for picnics 6pm. Performed by Illyria. Open air performance so please dress accordingly and bring your own low backed seating or rug. Tickets available from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341 www.sherbornecastle.com

04 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

04 Dorset Archaeological Days: Hill Forts on the Border National trust Car Park at Lambert's Castle SY367988, 11am. Visit Lambert's Castle and Coney's Castle with Steve Wallis of DCC – walk lasts approx. 2.5 hours. Adults £3, children £1 - Booking essential! 01305 224921

04 Summer Lodge 2009 Wine Dinner- 5 Sommeliers Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Evershot, 7pm. . Hosted by Eric Zweibel MS and friends, some of whom are the best sommeliers in the country, the wines featured vary from the traditionally famous, to the new and innovative. £100. Book early! 7pm. Black Tie. 01935 482031 www.summerlodgehotel.com

04-05 Lyme Regis Art Group Exhibition Masonic Hall, Broad Street, Lyme Regis, 10am - 5pm

05-09 Happy’s Circus Manor Farm Holiday Centre, Charmouth, 7pm weekdays, 3pm and 7pm weekends. Adults £10, Concessions £8, Children £7, Family £32. 07948 572057 www.happyscircus.co.uk (further performances throughout August at West Bay – see later listings).

06-08 Open Air Theatre – Tartuffe Melbury Osmond Village Hall Field on 6th, Shillingstone Recreation Ground on 7th, Sandford Orcas on 8th and Kimmeridge Bay on 9th – all performance start at 7.30pm. Miracle Theatre Company apply their love of satire, farce and physical theatre to Moliere’s sharpest comedy. For tickets tel. 01935 83410 (Melbury Osmond), 01258 860319 (Shillingstone), 01963 220208 (Sandford Orcas) or 01305 269512 (Kimmeridge). www.miracletheatre.co.uk

07 The Dolly Rockers The Corn Exchange, Dorchester, doors open 7.30pm. Introducing the new girl band that everyone is talking about! Tickets £5, from Harmony Music, Dorchester (01305 260360), Fish N Fritz, Weymouth (01305 766386) or Bridport Music (01308 425707).

07 Babe, The Sheep Pig – Open Air Theatre Kingston Maurward Gardens, Dorchester, starts 7pm, gardens open from 6pm for picnics. Dick King-Smith's delightful story adapted for the stage by David Wood. Tickets £12 adult, £6 child 5-16, £32 family 2 + 2 -available from Kingston Maurward Visitor Centre 01305 215003

08 Hedgerow Baskets Workshop Highway Farm, West Road, Bridport, 10am- 4.30pm. Tutor Petra Hughes. Make beautiful Gypsy baskets using natural materials from the hedges woven with garden climbers. Learn how to weave tablemats & nests from rushes. Suitable for all ages. £35 including materials.01308 424321 www.highwayfarm.co.uk

08 Summer Saturday Live South Street, Dorchester. Street Theatre: Rintin tin – Bridie. Live performance of Epic Journey, Dorset Young Performers 2009, Mutter Slater Band - between 10.30am and 3.00pm. knicman@yahoo.co.uk / missktg@gmail.com

08 Carnival Procession Lyme Regis Lyme Regis Regatta & carnival's annual carnival procession, commencing 8.00pm followed by fireworks.

08 Juke box style disco Herrison Hall, Charlton Down, Dorchester, doors open 8pm- dancing til 11pm. Free soft drinks. Price approx £8. 08000 728 728 www.jiveriot.com

08-09 Owermoigne Flower Festival St Michael's Church, Owermoigne, Sat. 10 am - 6pm & Sun. 11am - 5pm. Theme - "Somewhere Over The Rainbow ". Morning coffee, tea and cakes, plant and craft stalls, children activities.

08-09 Dalek Invasion at Fleet Air Arm Museum RNAS Yeovilton, from 10am. Dr Who themed activities throughout the day culminating with the Mark of the Daleks. Prior booking strongly recommended. 01935 842638 www.fleetairarm.com

08-14 Marine Week Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre A celebration of seas and oceans with rockpooling, plankton trawling, fossil hunting, art and craft, aquarium visits and more. www.charmouth.org

08-16 Cerne Valley Art Exhibition St Mary's Church, Cerne Abbas, daily 10.30 to 6.00pm (Thursday starts 11am and Sunday 12.30 pm). In Support of the Royal National Lifeboat institution.

09 Castleton Waterwheel Open Oborne Road, Sherborne,11am - 5pm www.castletonwaterwheelmuseum.org.uk

09 Jazz Brunches Eastbury Hotel, Long Street, Sherborne. Live Jazz in the conservatory restaurant, brunch served from 11am - 1.30pm. £16.50 adults, £10.00 children, under 5s free.01935 813131 www.theeastburyhotel.co.uk

09 Weymouth Bay Swim Weymouth Seafront. This 1 mile offshore sea swim. 0800 1693672 www.bhf.org.uk/weymouth

09 Marije Heemskerk - Soprano Concert St Michaels Church, Lyme Regis, 3.30pm. Church concert followed by tea& cake in the Church Hall. Retiring collection in aid of Organ Appeal.

09 Open Garden & Small Arboretum Domineys Yard, Buckland Newton Home made teas, plant sale, garden for all seasons - trees shrubs, flowers, vegetables around 17th century thatched cottage. £3.50. All proceeds to National Garden Scheme Charities. www.domineys.com

09 Village Open Day South Perrott, nr Beaminster, 11am-5.30pm. Flower festival, classic cars, Alpacas, gardens open, collectables and craft stalls, coconut shy, bouncy castle, circus skills, side shows, music, lunches, teas, etc.

09 Tea Dance Burton Bradstock Village Hall, 3.30pm. Throw away those blues and foxtrot, tango, waltz & quickstep. £12 to include full cream tea 0111308 897487

09-15 Burton Bradstock Festival of Music and Art Music, workshops, recitals and dances. See website for full listings. www.burtonbradstock.org.uk

11 Fables with Flavia Dorchester Roman Town House, 3pm. Tales of Gods, adventurers, mischief and mayhem. £4.00 per person. (Booking essential) 07500 078351

11 Late Night Recital St Mary’s Church, Burton Bradstock. Soup & roll 9.15pm, recital 9.30pm – Alison Stephens, mandolin and Milos Milivojevic, accordion. £7. 01308 897487

12 Seatown BBQ in aid of the RNLI Anchor Inn, Seatown, from 5pm. Family fun - games, stalls and a bbq. Weather and operational duties permitting, the Weymouth Rescue Helicopter and the Lyme Regis Lifeboat will demonstrate "Sea Rescues" just off the beach at Seatown at 7.30pm. Great fun and excitement for all.

12 Music from novels of Louis de Bernieres St Mary's Church, Burton Bradstock, 7.30pm. Alison Stephens, mandolin & Craig Ogden, guitar. Music from Captain Corelli's Mandolin & other novels. £9/£12 01308 897487

12 Late Night Recital St Mary's Church, Burton Bradstock. Soup & roll 9.45pm, recital 10pm. David Juritz, violin, Claire Bradshaw, mezzo-soprano. JS Bach sonata no 2 in A Minor. Celia Harper songs. £7. 01308 897487

12-15 Art Exhibition Burton Bradstock Village Hall, 10am – 5pm. 60 West Country artists – paintings and ceramics. Free admission. 01308 897487

12-16 Happy’s Circus Brit Valley Camping Site, West Bay Meadows, nr Bridport, 7pm weekdays, 3pm and 7pm weekends and Bank Holidays. Adults £10, Concessions £8, Children £7, Family £32. 07948 572057 www.happyscircus.co.uk (also takes place 19th-23rd and 26th-31st)

13 Pirate Pandemonium Stonebarrow National Trust Shop nr Charmouth, 11am to 3pm. Calling pirates of all ages - come and follow the Pirate Trail and find the treasure. Children under 14 must be accompanied. £2.50 per trail. 01297 561900

13 Where The Ridgeway Meets The Sea Osmington Mills, 2pm. George Le Pard leads a walk along the coast with tales of shipwrecks, smugglers, a lost village and John Constable. To book tel. 07500 078351

13 Late Night Recital St Mary's Church, Burton Bradstock. Soup & roll 9.45pm, recital 10pm. Natalia Lomeiko, violin, Yuri Zhislin, viola, play Mozart's duo for violin and viola in G major. £7 01308 897487

14 Late Night Recital St Mary's Church, Burton Bradstock. Soup & roll 9.45pm, recital 10pm. Neil Black, oboe, Craig Ogden, guitar-duets for oboe and guitar. £7 01308 897487

15 Bridport Carnival Bridport Town Centre. The fun-packed extravaganza includes a grand procession held on the 3rd Saturday in August each year and features many floats and walking entries. Also carnival fete and fun fair at Askers Meadows and traditional Sunday evening torchlight parade from Bridport to West Bay. 07836 516763

15 Craft workshop with Tania Cash Highway Farm, West Road, Bridport, 10.30am - 4.30pm. Morning- create bowls using a mix of silk fibres. Afternoon- surface decoration of candles. Conclude the day making soaps using natural ingredients. £20 for the morning, £20 for the afternoon (free lunch if you book for both).01308 424321 www.highwayfarm.co.uk .

15 Shakespeare's 'Cymbeline' – Open Air Theatre Abbotsbury Sub-tropical Gardens, 7pm - 10pm. An action packed romantic comedy. Tickets £10 adults, £8 concessions – available from Bridport TIC. 01308 424901 www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk

15 Summer Saturday Live South Street, Dorchester, performances between 10.30am and 3.00pm. Kipper and Nick Tatham am and Tramps Like Us pm. Street Theatre: Strangelings- Gaiety Engine knicman@yahoo.co.uk / missktg@gmail.com

15-16 Relay for Life Lyme Regis Football Club, Charmouth Road, Lyme Regis. In aid of Cancer Research UK 07729 191516

15-16 Today And Yesterday - An Exhibition of Life, Work & History in the Char Valley Whitchurch Canonicorum Village Hall near Bridport , 10am – 5pm. The past and present in photographs and documents from the parishes of Whitchurch Canonicorum, Stanton St Gabriel and Wootton Fitzpaine.. Entry £2, children free.

16 Pirates Day at West Bay In aid of Julia’s House, the Dorset Children’s Hospice. A fun packed afternoon for all the family, with games, raffle, stalls, roaming entertainers, Pirates O’ War (tug o war on the beach), cream teas and much more! A fun opportunity to dress up as a pirate. Stay for tea and make it the biggest Pirates Tea Party ever!

16 British Grasstrack Championship Pymore, Nr Bridport, first race 1pm. British Grasstrack Championshipo with Pre-75 Solo and Sidecar Classic classes and support classes. Adults £10, concessions £7. In aid of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. 01305 268367 or 0781 7019141

16 Bridport Torchlight Procession Bridport’s famous torchlight procession makes it’s way from Bucky Doo Square in the centre of town down to West Bay where the traditional fireworks and bonfire take place. Torches may be purchased from 6.30pm and the procession begins around 9pm.

16 Lyme Regis Band Sunday Afternoon Concert Marine Parade, Lyme Regis, 2.30pm.

17-21 Sunfest - Wild Trees Activity Week Tuck's Orchard, Symondsbury Nr Bridport. Explore the world of bugs and bees in a week of family activities. Cost £50 adults, £30 children (under 4 free). Booking essential. 01308 427449

19 Gillingham and Shaftesbury Agricultural Show Motcombe Turnpike, 8am – 6.30pm. . Free bus service to the show from Shaftesbury, Gillingham, Sherborne, Blandford, Salisbury, Sturminster Newton, Wincanton. 01747 823955 www.gilshaftshow.co.uk Saver tickets available from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre.

19 The international Harp Ensemble Concert St Amry's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester. Free admission/retiring collection.

19-23 Happy’s Circus Brit Valley Camping Site, West Bay Meadows, nr Bridport, 7pm weekdays, 3pm and 7pm weekends and Bank Holidays. Adults £10, Concessions £8, Children £7, Family £32. 07948 572057 www.happyscircus.co.uk (also takes place 26th-31st)

19-22 Fifty Golden Years United Church, 49-51 Charles Street, Dorchester, DT1 1EE A Floral Art Exhibition

20 Gardens For The Lifeboats - Ivy Cottage Aller Lane, Ansty, Dorchester, 11am - 5pm

20 Bradford Peverell & Stratton W. I. Coffee Morning Dower House Garden, Bradford Peverell (in the village hall if raining), 10.30am. Attractions - bric-a-brac, books, home-made baking, raffle. Entry £1 including refreshments.

20-29 Dorchester Art Club Summer Open Exhibition, Town Hall (Corn Exchange Building), Dorchester. Open 10am – 5pm. Closed Sunday and closes at noon in final day. Free admission. 01305 251094

21- 22 Rustic Hazelwood Furniture - Workshop Highway Farm, West Road, Bridport, 10am - 4.30pm. Two-day workshop with tutor Peter Moors. Make unique garden furniture - it's well worth the effort! Early booking advised. Cost £80 plus approx. £15 for wood used.01308 424321 www.highwayfarm.co.uk

21-22 Electrofest Weekend Electric Palace, South St, Bridport This weekend's events include an Electric Comedy Special to celebrate their 10th event (tickets £10 open at 6.30pm), plus Scratch Perverts perform on Saturday (tickets £12 open 8pm) and Sunday sees the documentary The End Of The Line (Tickets £6 open 6.30pm).01308 428354 www.electricpalace.org.uk

22 Vinyl Saturday in Bridport The Ropemakers Public House and Electric Palace plus several other venues in the town centre. Vinyl Saturday in Bridport follows the extremely popular format established in previous Vinyl Saturdays, which brings many hundreds of record collectors to the town. 01308 424524 www.vinylsaturday.co.uk

22 Beaded Jewellery Workshop Highway Farm, West Road, Bridport, 10.30am - 4.30pm. 'Quick and easy bracelets and necklaces' with tutor Fran Griffith. Make two new designs - Fondant Fruits & Juicy Berries and Liquorice Allsorts! Worked with needle and thread. £35 plus charge for beads used.01308 424321 www.highwayfarm.co.uk

22 Broadmayne Market St. Martin's Community Hall, Broadmayne, 10am - 12 noon. Produce, cakes, plants, craft, trout, local eggs, local farm produce, cards, Fair-Trade goods, books, plants from a local nursery, library etc and enjoy a cup of tea and a chat. 01305 852866

22 The Event' @ Field opposite The Kings Head Pub, St Andrews Road Bridport Entertainment from 5pm - 11pm. Live music, children's games and BBQ. In aid of Burma Appeal & The Street Children of Culcutta. Entrance £4 Adults, Children £, Family £10. 01308 425684 lynlidiard@btinternet.com

22 Summer Saturday Live South Street, Dorchester, performances between 10.30am and 3.00pm. Maria Greenwood (Wessex FM) Glen & M. am and Andrea Soler + Matt Tarling pm. Street Theatre:Alien Businessmen. knicman@yahoo.co.uk / missktg@gmail.com

22 Garden Party Grassington House, Dorchester, 2.30-4pm. Cake stall, tombola, bric a brac, games, raffle, refreshments, plants stall. All proceeds to The Help For Heroes Charity. All welcome.

25 Fables with Flavia Dorchester Roman Town House, 3pm. Storytelling with a Roman Flavour from Pippa Brindley - A Sting in the Tale Event.

26 Kingcombe Country Fair Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum, 11am - 4pm. Woodlands and Country Crafts, demonstrations and games, home made cakes, preserves, lunches and cream teas. Raffle. Fun for all. Entry £2 per head. 01300 320684 www.kingcombecentre.org.uk

26-31 Happy’s Circus Brit Valley Camping Site, West Bay Meadows, nr Bridport, 7pm weekdays, 3pm and 7pm weekends and Bank Holidays. Adults £10, Concessions £8, Children £7, Family £32. 07948 572057 www.happyscircus.co.uk

27 Bump-a-story South Dorset Ridgeway, 3.00pm. Free - Booking essential. Let a storyteller lead you throught the ancient landscape. Listen to tales influenced by food and farming. 07500 078351

27 Melplash Show The Showground, West Bay Road, Bridport. The Melplash Agricultural Show’s annual agricultural exhibition as first held in 1847. Features horse and livestock competitions, rural crafts, local produce, trade stands and agricultural machinery. Tickets from Bridport and Dorchester Tourist Information Centres. 01308 423337 www.melplashshow.co.uk

28 Open Air Theatre 'Sense and Sensibility' Athelhampton House and Gardens, Dorchester, Dorset. Grounds open for picnics from 6.30pm, show starts 7.30pm. Adults £12/Conc £8/ Family ticket £35, available from Athelhampton House (01305 848363), Dorchester TIC (01305 267992) and See Tickets (08712 200260).

28-30 French Market South Street, Dorchester

28-31 Milton Abbey Music Festival Milton Abbey Church and the New Barn Theatre, Milton Abbey School. Organ Recital by Stephen Binnington on 28th, Beyond The Stave on 29th and Mozart: Vespers (K339 ), Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto & Haydn: Paukenmesse on 30th. Tickets from Dorchester and Sherborne TICs. 01305 267992 or 01935 815341

29 Craft & Country Garden Market Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, 10am - 4pm 01749 677049

29 Oak Fair Stock Gaylard, Lydlinch, Nr. Sturminster Newtown, 10am – 6pm. At last year’s fair axemen felled a 150 year old oak – this year sees "Rebirth of a Dorset Oak" where craftsment will exhibit what they have created from the felled tree. Plus many stalls, events etc, all based on a rural craft theme.

29 Summer Saturday Live South Street, Dorchester John Slater ( Musette Accordion ) French Market 28/29/30th. Street Theatre : Flying Buttresses. knicman@yahoo.co.uk / missktg@gmail.com

29-31 Falconry Flying Displays Abbotsbury Swannery, 11.15am, 1pm and 3pm 01305 871858 www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk

29-31 Bridport Open Studios Various venues in the Bridport area. The Bridport Open Studios 2009 features, as always, an exciting and diverse array of works, including ceramics, furniture, sculpture, textiles, photography, and of course paintings in a wide range of styles. See website for full listings. 01308 897568 www.bridportopenstudios.co.uk

30 Castleton Waterwheel Open Oborne Road, Sherborne. 11am - 5pm www.castletonwaterwheelmuseum.org.uk

30 Historic Vehicle Rally Sherborne School Quadrangle, Abbey Road, Sherborne. Veteran, Vintage and Classic Cars, Small Commercials and Motorcycles on a Road Run and Concours from 11am returning to the superb setting of Sherborne School courts for concours judging. Entertainment & refreshments in the school courts from 2pm. 01963 250450

30 Antiques & Collectors Fair Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, 10am - 4pm 01749 677049

30 Symene Fete Symondsbury, Nr Bridport, 12 noon onwards

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

31 Bank Holiday Car Boot Sale Alweston Playing Fields, Nr. Sherborne, from 10am. In aid of Folke Church.



28 Jul – 01 Aug

07 Aug – 03 Sep

08 August

09 August

17 - 29 August

28 August

Fiddler on the Roof– Community Players

Rebel Harbour: The Fight for Lyme Regis – Shanty Theatre

Whole Lotta Led

Magic moments Lyme Regis Pantomime Society Summer Show

Summer School – Shanty Theatre/ Lyme Youth Theatre

My Generation: ‘The Who’ tribute band


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

Tickets also available from Bridport TIC 01308 424901


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…

02-06 Sept Great Dorset Steam Fair, Blandford – tickets available from all local TICs

05-06 Sept RNLI Fun Day, West Bay

12-20 Sept Dorset Architectural Heritage Week

26 Sept-04 Oct Lyme Regis Artsfest

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.