What's on in and around West Dorset
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
Local events diary
01 Guided Walk - Mary Annings Town Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, 3.30pm. Explore the old paths and streets of Lyme as Mary knew them - where she grew up, lived and sold her fossils. A walk with local expert Natalie Manifold. 01297 443370 (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk)
01 Muddy Wellies Day Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum, 10.30am - 4pm. Free refreshments 01300 32068 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
01 Howling At The Moon and Stress Borough Gardens, Dorchester, 2.30pm
01 Summer Fete and Lammas Celebration Whitchurch Canonicorum, 2pm. Stalls, sideshows, displays, refreshments etc. 01308 421486 (email: email@example.com)
01 She Opened The Door The Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester, 3.30pm. A new play with songs by Peter J Cooper for the Thomas Hardy International Festival 2010. Tickets £11 / £7 under 18's 01305 251501 (www.asone-dorset.co.uk)
01 Taster Session with Lyme Regis Gig Club (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) for details
01 Recital Of Piano Works for the Left Hand by Stefan Warzycki The Fairwater Head Hotel, Hawkchurch, 3.30pm and 5.30pm. £7.50 to include a Cream Tea. 01297 678349 (www.fairwaterheadhotel.co.uk)
01 Cream Teas Frampton Village Hall, from 3pm. In aid of St Mary's Church, Frampton. White Elephant/Bric-a-Brac stall.
01 Village Treasure Trail & Cream Teas Burton Bradstock Village Hall, 2.00pm. Treasure Trail and/or Cream Teas
01 Live Action Day at Haynes Motor Museum Haynes Motor Museum, Sparkford, Nr. Sherborne. A fun filled day including museum exhibit parades, drifting and dream car rides. 01963 440804 (www.haynesmotormuseum.co.uk)
01-07 Sail on the Tall Ship Earl of Pembroke From Weymouth. Sailings twice daily, 10am-1pm or 3pm-6pm (no sailings 4 th August) £40 per person. To book or for further details contact : Square Sail 01726 70241 (www.square-sail.com)
02 Michael Jackson Tribute Comrades Hall, Broadwindsor, 10.30am-3.30pm. With Claire Camble-Hutchins – a Summer Holiday Artsreach performance. Booking essential. 01308 868582 (www.artsreach.co.uk)
02-06 Look What is Coming - Landlubbers Holiday Club Dorchester Baptist Church, Bridport Road, Dorchester, Dorset. For school aged children 01305 262045 (www.dorchesterbc.org.uk)
02-06 Small Things For Children 3-5 Years Bridport Community Orchard and Bridport Arts Centre, South St, Bridport. Summerthing Else for young people to do on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Sessions include music, stories, puppetry and dance. For times and costs please contact the Arts Centre. Bridport Arts Centre 01308 424204
02-22 Canford Concertfest in Sherborne The 6th Annual Concertfest with 30-40 public concerts in Sherborne each available for less than the cost of a glass of wine! Programme available from Sherborne TIC. 01935 815341 / 01342 893963 (www.canfordsummerschool.co.uk)
03 Transition Town Dorchester "Green Drinks" Tom Browns, Dorchester, 7.30pm - 10.30pm (www.transitiontowndorchester.org)
03 Music By The Sea Marine Parade Shelters, Lyme Regis, 8pm Lyme Regis Town Band (www.lymeregistownband.co.uk)
04 Yetties Music Club The Weavers Club, Westbury, Sherborne, 8pm. Tickets £6 01935 814667 (www.theyetties.co.uk)
04 Know Your Fossils Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, 2.30pm. Talk by enthusiastic fossil experts Paddy and Chris. 01297 443370 (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk)
04 Casterbridge Male Voice Choir St Giles Church, Chideock, 7.30pm. Tickets £5 on the door.
04/11/18/25 Open Doors 2010 Dorchester Roman Town House, 2.00 - 4.00pm. Come inside and take a closer look at the unique mosaic floors. Free - but donations welcome. 01305 228241 (www.romantownhouse.org)
05 West Dorset Ramblers Walk Meet Lower Walditch Lane outside Jellyfields Nature Reserve, Bridport (SY475928), 10.30am. An 8 mile walk to Mangerton. 01308 456617
05 Lunchtime Concerts The Minster Church, Axminster, Devon Piano Recital with Duncan Honeybourne. 12.30pm followed by lunch 01297 35310 (www.axminsterminsterchurch.org.uk)
05 St Mary's Church Fete St Mary's Church and Rectory Garden Burton Bradstock, 2-5pm. A celebration of gardens and flowers, with St Swithuns Band, games, stalls and lots of children's activities! 07786 354403
05-08 Cerne Abbas Music Festival St. Mary the Virgin, Cerne Abbas. Annual series of concerts by The Gaudier Ensemble. Tickets by post only from The Festival Office, The Dairy House, 7 Barton Farm, Cerne Abbas DT2 7LF 01300 341518 (www.gaudier.co.uk)
06 Moth Trapping in West Dorset West Bexington (please phone for details of meeting place), 8-10am. £5 per session. A course run by Dorset Wildlife Trust . 01305 264620 (www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk)
06 Family Fossil Day Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, drop in any time between 11am and 3pm to meet fossil experts Paddy and Chris 01297 443370 (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk)
06 U3A Coffee Morning Old WI Hall, Wesley Close, Charmouth, 10am – 12 noon. This is a social event to meet other members, new members are welcome - come and meet people with similar interests. 10-12 noon
06 Organ Concert with Nigel Ogden United Church, East St, Bridport, 7.30pm Performance by Nigel Ogden from Radio 2 Tickets £8, children & students £5. 01308 423157
06 Creative Cooking with Jane Luxmoore Cerne Abbas Village Hall. With Jane Luxmoore. Suitable for ages 6+. Chinese Cooking in the morning and Cooking with Chocolate in the afternoon. 01300 341238 (www.artsreach.co.uk)
07 Beaminster Antiques & Collectables fair Public Hall, Fleet St, Beaminster, 9.30am – 4pm. 01297 24446
07 Martin Simpson - The Legends Return to Lyme Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, doors open 8.00pm; Tickets from Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre; £12.00 in advance (£14.00 on the door) 01297 442138
07 Mary Annings Town Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, 3.30pm. A 1½ hour walk with guide Natalie Manifold exploring the old paths and streets of Lyme as Mary knew them. 01297 443370 (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk)
07 BEC Craft Fair Brownsword Hall, Poundbury. 9am-12.30pm. Free entry. Arts and crafts, cake stall, tea and coffee.
07 Antelope Summer Fayre Antelope Walk, Dorchester , 9am - 5pm. Street Entertainment, in store promotions & demonstrations. Face painting, raffle etc. In aid of Joseph Weld Hospice.
07 Maiden Castle House Fete Gloucester Road, Dorchester, 2pm. To be opened by Leslie Phillips (Mayor of Dorchester). Fun dog show, children’s fancy dress, Tae Kwon Do demonstration, stalls and more.
07-08 Dalek Invasion! Fleet Air Arm Museum, RNAS Yeovilton BA22 8HT, 10am-5.30pm. Daleks, Davros, Cybermen, Ice Warriors, Pig Slave, Screaming Angel and many more terrifying aliens. Audience with the Daleks under Concorde, family activities, Dr Who Traders, celebrity signings, souvenir photos, parade of the Daleks and Aliens. 01935 840565 (www.fleetairarm.com)
07-13 Marine Week Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre. A week of activities and fossil walks in celebration of our seas and oceans. 01297 560772 (www.charmouth.org)
07-15 Lyme Regis Regatta & Carnival Week Lyme Regis. A week of events and activities around the town. Full programme of events on sale at the TIC. 01297 443696
08 Pirates Day at West Bay - The Salt House, Fisherman's Green, West Bay, 12-5pm. A festive day at West Bay organised for Julia’s House Children’s Hospice by West Bay Websites, with stalls, games, music and refreshments available. The theme will be Pirates and there will be a competition for the best dressed pirate/wench at 3pm! (www.piratesday.co.uk)
08 Wareham Whalers Borough Gardens, Dorchester, 2.30pm
08 Sunday Afternoon Concert Marine Parade Shelters, Lyme Regis, 2.30pm Band concert with Lyme Regis Town Band. (www.lymeregistownband.co.uk)
08 Dorchester One World Festival 2010 Kings Road Playing Field, Dorchester, 11am – 4pm. A fun, family day of activities
08 Milborne St Andrew Village Fete Milborne St Andrew Village Hall & Field, 11am-3pm. Arena displays inc. Juno belly dancers, folk music, raffle, bouncy castle, stalls, homemade cakes 01305 215315 (www.weld-hospice.org.uk)
08 West Bay Harbour Water Polo Competition West Bay Harbour, Bridport, men’s match starts 4.15pm, ladies 4.45pm. 07917 105 919
08 Cream Teas Frampton Village Hall, from 3pm. In aid of Village Flower Show. White Elephant/Bric-a-Brac stall.
08 Retro Rides Gathering Haynes Motor Museum, Sparkford, Nr. Sherborne. 01963 440804 (www.haynesmotormuseum.co.uk)
08 & 29 Cream Tea and Poetry The Old Tea House, 44 High West Street, Dorchester, 4-5.30pm 2nd and last Sunday of the month. Poetry workshop and scrumptious Cream Tea in the Hardy Room upstairs. £6.50 per person. 01305 263719
09 Squashbox Theatre present The Sea Show Burton Bradstock Village Hall, 4pm. A fantastic mix of puppet show, storytelling, natural history and comedy. 01308 897214 (www.artsreach.co.uk)
09 Rockpool ramble Meet at Cobb Gate Car Park, Lyme Regis, 11am. Join the marine warden discovering the marine creatures of our seashore. Booking required. £4 adults, £3 children 01297 560772 (www.charmouth.org)
09 Wessex Morrismen The Pier, West Bay at 7.30pm and The Woodman Inn, Bridport 9pm. (www.wessexmorrismen.co.uk)
09-14 Bushcraft Family Week Monkton Wyld Court, Nr. Charmouth. 01297 560342 (www.monktonwyldcourt.co.uk)
09-15 B Sharp – Junk Instrument and Percussion Making The Malt House, Town Mill, Lyme Regis. Workshops, rehearsals and performance. Make an instrument and then perform with it. For ages 7-18. 07968 177 663 (email: email@example.com)
10 Music By The Sea Marine Parade Shelters, Lyme Regis, 8pm. Lyme Regis Town Band. (www.lymeregistownband.co.uk)
10 Illyria performs Romeo and Juliet Castle Gardens Garden Centre, Sherborne Open air theatre. Bring a picnic and a rug and enjoy a (hopefully) balmy summer's evening in the walled garden 01935 814633 (www.thegardeneronline.co.uk)
10 Lyme’s Got Talent Grand Final The Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, 8pm. 12 acts showcasing the cream of Lyme talent! Tickets available from Lyme Regis TIC £6 01297 442138
11 Fun Day Event Memorial Playing Fields, Beaminster DT8 3AE, 11am-4pm. Free Entry. Lyme Regis Majorettes, Weymouth Moose Ladies Line Dance Group, Beaminster Town Crier Competition, Punch & Judy Show, Games, charity stall & hog roast.
11 The History of Lyme In Ten Objects - The Grandfather Clock and The Fire Engine Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, 2.30pm Fascinating talk by Thea Hawkesworth. 01297 443370 (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk)
11 Farm Open Day Rainbarrow Farm, Martinstown, 10am – 3pm. Walk the farm trail, learn how farmers feed the birds, have a go at wildlife art and much much more. 01305 251742
11 BBQ at Seatown Beach in aid of RNLI By The Anchor Inn, Seatown, 5pm-9pm. 01308 424512
11 & 25 Guided Wildlife Walk - Butterflies at Langdon Hill Langdon Hill National Trust Car Park (SY413931) just off A35 nr Chideock, 10am – 12pm approx. Cost £7 adults £3 children. Booking essential. Kate Stapleton 01297 560255
12 Lyme Carnival Week Band Concert Marine Parade Shelters, Lyme Regs, 8pm. With Lyme Regis Town Band. (www.lymeregistownband.co.uk)
12 Frome Valley Morris Men Three Horseshoes, Powerstock, 7.30pm/Marquis of Lorne, Nettlecombe 8.30pm. 01305 813102
12 Lunchtime Concerts The Minster Church, Axminster, Devon, 12.30pm. Jazz duo Chris Gradwell & Andrew Barrett. 01297 35310 (www.axminsterminsterchurch.org.uk)
12-13 Open Air Cinema - Grease and Mamma Mia Lulworth Castle, gates open 6pm. Dress up and sing along with the Grease Movie on 12th or Mamma Mia on 13th. Licensed bar, delicious catering or bring a picnic Entertainment from Heart 102.3FM, judging of fancy dress and raffle in aid of Weldmar Hospicecare Trust. 0845 4501054 (www.lulworth.com)
14 Dance Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, Lyme Regis, 8pm. Ballroom, Latin & some Sequence.
14 Datelined Antiques Fair Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, 9.30am - 4pm. Entrance £1 01963 370986
14 Lyme Carnival Night Band Concert Marine Parade Shelters, Lyme Regis, 7.30pm. With Lyme Regis Town Band. (www.lymeregistownband.co.uk)
14 Mary Annings Town Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, 12.30pm. A 1½ hour walk with guide Natalie Manifold exploring the old paths and streets of Lyme as Mary knew them. 01297 443370 (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk)
14 Open Mic Nite West End Social Club, Littlefields, Sherborne, 8.30pm til late. All bands and vocalists welcome. A Sherborne Community Church event in collaboration with West End Community Association. 01935 389984
14-15 Vikings Invade Abbotsbury Abbotsbury Children's Farm, am and pm shows 01305 871130 (www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk)
14-15 Vinyl Saturday Weekend Various venues and market stalls in Bridport plus the Electric Palace Theatre. Now an established event in Bridport, Vinyl Saturdays bring many hundreds of record collectors to the town. In August there is the added attraction of rock band “The Pineapple Thief and Achilles Sound” – tickets available from Bridport TIC. 01308 424524 (www.vinylsaturday.co.uk)
14-21 Festival Art Exhibition Burton Bradstock Village Hall, open 10am til 4pm daily (closes noon on Sat 21st) and free admission. Paintings, craft and ceramics by more than 50 artists.
15 4$um Borough Gardens, Dorchester, 2.30pm
15 Owermoigne Summer Picnic and Music Festival The Old Rectory, Owermoigne, gates open 3pm, music 4pm - 11.30pm. Live music from Ben Waters, The Devil's Rejects, The Hustle, Restless Natives and Nobody's Heroes. Tickets £10 per adult, accompanied children under 14 free. BBQ, ice creams, bar. In aid of Weldmar Hospicecare Trust. 01305 215315
15 Dorset Archaeological Days – Swyre Swyre Church, SY528882 near Bridport, 2pm With Peter Northover of Oxford University. Booking Essential. 01305 224921 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
15 Cream Teas Frampton Village Hall, from 3pm. In aid of Weldmar Hospice. White Elephant/Bric-a-Brac stall.
15 South Perrott Village Open Day South Perrott, 11am – 5pm. Includes Beer Festival and Flower Festival. Free entry and parking. 01935 891224
15 Symondsbury Village Annual Flower and Produce Show Ilchester Arms, 2pm, cream teas from 2.30pm, followed by auction. All welcome. Proceeds to Symondsbury Churches and Julia’s House Children’s Hospice 01308 424321
15 Picnic – Under Lanche, Dorchester’s Community Farm Behind the Weymouth College Construction Centre, Bridport Road, Poundbury, 12.30pm-3pm.. Bring a rug and a picnic and check out the new plans for a Community Farm. Pets, footballs, frisbies etc welcome. (www.transitiontowndorchester.org/communityfarm.html)
15 Monster Truck Madness and Dream Car Rides Haynes Motor Museum, Sparkford, Nr. Sherborne. See Big Pete the biggest and meanest moster truck in Europe in an excitingly breathtaking show. 01963 440804 (www.haynesmotormuseum.co.uk)
16-21 30th Burton Bradstock Festival of Music and Art St Mary's Church, the Village Hall & Norburton Hall, Burton Bradstock. A celebration of the seasons as interpreted by Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, Piazzolla and other composers. A commemoration of the centenary of Leo Tolstoy's death.. Various events, workshops, concerts. 01308 897203 (www.butonbradstock.org.uk)
17 Music By The Sea Marine Parade Shelters, Lyme Regis, 8pm. Lyme Regis Town Band. (www.lymeregistownband.co.uk)
17 Family Fossil Day Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis. Drop in any time between 11am and 3pm to meet fossil experts Paddy and Chris. 01297 443370 (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk)
17 Create with Clay Thornford Village Hall, 10am – 3pm. Children’s workshop led by Jo Burnell (suitable for ages 8+). Dress for mess and bring a packed lunch. £10. 01935 872503
17 Dorset PSA Summer Activities in West Dorset Charmouth Scout Hut, Barrs Lane, Charmouth, 11am-2pm. Fun for local families. No booking necessary – dress for mess and bring your own lunch. 07717 483413
18 Gillingham and Shaftesbury Agricultural Show Motcombe turnpike, 8am – 6pm. Advance saver tickets available from Sherborne TIC – Adults £10, Seniors £9, Children £3, Family (2+3) £25. 01935 815341 (www.gillshaftshow.co.uk)
18 Jazz Jam Night Three Compasses, Charminster Resident Trio, All welcome. Free admission 01305 263618
18 Dorset Archaeological Days - Maiden Castle Meet Maiden Castle car park, 6.30pm An evening walk with Claire Pinder of DCC to get a taste of life in the Iron Age at one of Dorset's great hill forts. 1 mile. 1½ hours, some slopes. £3 in advance, £5 on the day. 01305 224921 / 01305 225117 (www.dorsetforyou.com)
18 By Candlelight and Rushlight Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, 2.30pm. Thea Hawkesworth discusses how people'e day-to-day lives were lived in medieval Lyme Regis. 01297 443370 (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk)
19 Gardens for the Lifeboats and Lifeguards - Ivy Cottage Aller Lane, Ansty, Dorchester, 11am - 5pm. Admission £3 accompanied children free. 01258 880053
19 Lunchtime Concerts The Minster Church, Axminster, Devon, 12.30pm followed by lunch. Listen to the Minster Organ with Peter Lea-Cox. 01297 35310 (www.axminsterminsterchurch.org.uk)
19 Coffee Morning – Bradford Peverell and Stratton WI Dower House, Bradford Peverell (village hall if raining), 10.30am.
20 August Market at Broadmayne St. Martin's Community Hall, Broadmayne, 2 - 3.30pm Produce, cakes, plants, craft, fair-trade goods, local sausages, children's books, library etc Sylvia Dooley 01305 852886
20 Carnival Car Boot Sale Asker Meadows, Bridport, 6pm. Funfair also open.
20 Jurassic Journey – Photography Workshop for young people Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, 10am – 4pm. Suitable for age 14+ and open to anyone interested in photography. Wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear and please bring a packed lunch. 01297 560948 (www.artsreach.co.uk)
21 The Merchant of Venice- Open Air Theatre Abbotsbury Sub-tropical Gardens, 7pm (in Tithe Barn if wet). Performed by Theatre Set-Up 01305 871130 Tickets available from Dorchester TIC (www.ts-u.co.uk)
21 Kingcombe Summer Fayre Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum. Stalls, games, crafts, home made produce and lots of scrumptious Kingcombe refreshments available throughout the day. 01300 320684 (www.kingcombe.org)
21 Dorset Bat Group Summer Social Brooklands Farm, Forston, Dorchester, 7pm. Come and enjoy moth trapping and bat detecting. BBQ. All welcome. Booking Essential. 01305 264620 (www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk)
21 Mary Annings Town Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, 3.30pm. A 1½ hour walk with guide Natalie Manifold exploring the old paths and streets of Lyme as Mary knew them. 01297 443370 (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk)
21 Midnight Walk in aid of Weldmar Hospicecare Trust Starts from Weymouth Pavilion at midnight. Ladies sponsored walk – choice of 10km or 6km. To register please tel. 01305 215315 or see (www.weld-hospice.org.uk/midnightwalk)
21 Go Wild in West Dorset Stonebarrow, nr. Charmouth, 10.30am-12pm. Discover more about the conservation and wildlife of the Golden Cap Estate with a warden led nature walk around Stonebarrow. Tel. 01297 489481 for further information.
21-22 A Warm Festival Borough Gardens, Dorchester, 12-6pm 01305 755614 (www.warmfestival.co.uk)
21 Bridport Carnival . The fun packed extravaganza includes a grand procession on the Saturday plus a carnival fete and fun fair at Asker Meadows followed by the traditional Sunday evening torchlight parade from Bridport to West Bay 07836 516763
22 Bridport Torchlight Procession From Bucky Doo Square to West Bay, 9pm 07836 516763
22 RNLI Fun Day at West Bay The Salt House, Fisherman's Green, West Bay. The RNLI will be raising funds and providing wonderful refreshments at West Bay. Come along and enjoy the day! 01308 424512
22 Sunday Afternoon Concert Marine Parade Shelters, Lyme Regis, 2.30pm. (www.lymeregistownband.co.uk)
22 Buckham Fair Pony and Dog Show Buckham Farm, Beaminster Down, Beaminster. Dog and pony show 10am - 4pm. Fair runs until 9pm. 07774 481365 (email: email@example.com)
22 Cream Teas Frampton Village Hall, from 3pm. In aid of Dorset/Somerset Air Ambulance. White Elephant/Bric-a-Brac stall.
22 Jeff Clew Memorial Run Haynes Motor Museum, Sparkford, Nr. Sherborne. Open to motorcycles over 25 yrs old 01963 440804 (www.haynesmotormuseum.co.uk)
23 Band Concert Marine Parade Shelters, Lyme Regis, 3-5pm. Band concert with Wantage Silver Band.
23 Wessex Morrismen Dancing at The Anchor Inn, Seatown at 7.30pm, Charmouth seafront at 8.15pm and The George Inn at Chideock at 9pm. (www.wessexmorrismen.co.uk)
23-28 Theatre Family Week Monkton Wyld Court, Nr. Charmouth 01297 560342 (www.monktonwyldcourt.co.uk)
24 Music By The Sea Marine Parade Shelters, Lyme Regis, 8pm. (www.lymeregistownband.co.uk)
24 West Dorset Ramblers Walk Meet Football Ground Car Park Bridport (SY464922), 10am. Join the Ramblers as they enjoy a 7 mile walk to Thornecombe Beacon. 01460 279701
24 Write a Song Workshop Cerne Abbas Village Hall, 10.30am – 3.30pm. Suitable for 7-14 yr olds. 01300 341238
25 Mary Anning - Fossil Pioneer Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, 2.30pm Talk by Daphne Baker on the greatest fossil hunter the world has ever known. 01297 443370 (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk)
26 Frome Valley Morris Men Village Green, Burton Bradstock at 7.30pm and Three Horseshoes, Burton Bradstock at 8.30pm 01305 813102
26 Melplash Show West Bay Showground, Bridport. Saver tickets available from Bridport, Dorchester, Lyme Regis and Sherborne TICs 01308 423337 (www.melplashshow.co.uk)
26 Lunchtime Concerts The Minster Church, Axminster, Devon, 12.30pm followed by lunch. Summer Music, The Beacon Piano Trio. 01297 35310 (www.axminsterminsterchurch.org.uk)
26-28 Serenata Classical Music Festival Smedmore Estate, Kimmeridge. Britian's First Classical Music Festival. Katherine Jenkins, Russell Watson, Blake, Geoff Sewell, Faryl Smith, Emma Johnson, Ruth Palmer, Benjamin Grosvenor. Tickets available from Dorchester, Bridport and Sherborne TICs 01305 267992/01935 815341 (www.serenatafestival.com)
27 Pride and Prejudice Kingston Maurward, Dorchester Chapterhouse Theatre Company open-air garden theatre. Gardens open 6pm, performance starts 7pm. Tickets £12 Adult, £8 Students/Children, £35 Family (2 Adults, 2 Children). Tickets available from Dorchester TIC 01305 267992 / 01305 848363 (www.chapterhouse.org)
27-29 Milton Abbey Music Festival This year’s events include a Serenade to Shakespeare, a Young Artist Recital, “A Little Light Music”, “Vivaldi’s Other Gloria” and finishing with a candlelit meditation plus special services throughout the weekend. Tickets available from Dorchester and Sherborne TICs or Box Office 01929 406170 (www.miltonabbeyfestival.co.uk)
28 Whole Lotta Led - The Legends Return to Lyme Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis DT7 3PF, doors open 8.00pm; Tickets from Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre; Tickets £12.00 in advance (£14.00 on the door) 01297 442138
28 Anonymous 2010 Maumbury Rings, Dorchester, 12pm-10pm. Dorchester's free youth festival is back with a bang, with even more music, activities and performers for young people and around Dorchester. 01305 252204
28 Mary Anning's Town Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, 1.30pm. A 1½ hour walk with guide Natalie Manifold exploring the old paths and streets of Lyme as Mary knew them. 01297 443370 (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk)
28 Stock Gaylard Oak Fair Stock Gaylard, Nr Sturminster Newton, 10am – 5pm. Oak Fair - an enjoyable and relaxing family day out! Over 100 different activities, stalls and demonstrations by traditional craftsmen including blacksmiths, hurdle makers, wood carvers and more plus fun and inspiring children’s activities. (www.stockgaylard.com)
28-30 Flower Festival " Fair Waved the Golden Corn " St John the Baptist Church, Bere Regis, 11.00am - 4.30pm daily. Refreshments available. All proceeds to go towards church roof repairs.
28-30 Falconry Flying Displays Abbotsbury Swannery, displays at 11.15am, 1pm and 3pm. 01305 871130 (www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk)
28-30 Bridport Open Studios Various venue in the Bridport Area 01308 897568 (www.bridportopenstudios.co.uk)
29 Sunday Afternoon Concert Marine Parade Shelters, Lyme Regis, 2.30pm Band concert with Lyme Regis Town Band. (www.lymeregistownband.co.uk)
29 Symene Fete Symondsbury, Bridport, 12-6pm. Grand fete and car boot sale 01308 422750
29 Taster Session with Lyme Regis Gig Club (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) for details
29 Cream Teas Frampton Village Hall From 3pm. In aid of Help For Heroes. White Elephant/Bric-a-Brac stall.
29 Historic Vehicle Rally Sherborne School. Annual historic vehicle rally in the magnificent setting of The Courts of Sherborne School. 40 mile road run starts at 11am, councours and judging from 2pm. Organised by the Rotary Clubs of Sherborne
29 Bridport Vintage Market Art & Vintage Quarter, St. Michael’s Trading Estate, Bridport, 12-4pm. 07864 117 444 (http://bridportvintagemarket.bttradespace.com)
29-30 Teas at the Salt House The Salt House, Fisherman's Green, West Bay Bridport Disabled Drop In will be offering great refreshments at the Salt House.
30 Music in Maumbury Rings Maumbury Rings, Dorchester 1.30pm-10pm
30 Bank Holiday Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey, 2.30pm Recital by Matthew Redman. Entrance free with retiring collection. 01935 812452 (www.sherborneabbey.com)
30 Italian Job Stunt Show & Dream Car Rides Haynes Motor Museum, Sparkford, Nr. Sherborne. 01963 440804
31 Dance Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, Lyme Regis, 8pm Ballroom, Latin & some Sequence.
31 Music By The Sea Marine Parade Shelters, Lyme Regis, 8pm Band concert with Lyme Regis Town Band. (www.lymeregistownband.co.uk)
Children’s Summer Holiday Activities
There are many activity schemes for children running throughout the Summer holidays - please contact our Tourist Information Centres for details/programmes.
West Dorset Tourist Information Centres
Dorchester TIC, Antelope Walk, Dorchester
Bridport TIC, South Street, Bridport
Sherborne TIC, Digby Road, Sherborne
Lyme Regis TIC, Church Street, Lyme Regis
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