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 Duck Race Woodmead Road Bridge, Lyme Regis, 12 noon. In aid of Christmas Lights Fund.
01 Lyme Lunge Sand Bar, Lyme Regis, 1.00pm. Fancy dress swim.
08 Wake up to the New Year– Pete’s House Charity Country and Western Night Dorchester Trinity club, Dorchester, 8pm-1am. Live Country and Western music from Ridgeway Country. Tickets £6 . Tel. 01305 269095 or Joseph Weld Hospice 01305 215315
09 West Dorset Group, The Somerset and Dorset Family History Society Loders Village Hall, Nr Bridport, 2-4.30pm. AGM followed by Graham Archard “The Archards”. Members £1.50, Non-members £2 – afternoon tea included
09 The National Trust – The Blackmore Vale and Yeovil Association Talk Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, 2.30pm. “Bulbs – Showing and Growing them to Best Effect” by Christopher Ireland-Jones. Members £3, Guests £3.50. 01747 838810
16 Market at Broadmayne St Martin’s Community Hall, Broadmayne, 10am – 12pm. Raffle, crafts, plants, books, jigsaws, cards, local trout, sausages and eggs, cakes and preserves and a cup of tea! Proceeds for St. Martin’s Community Hall 01305 852886
16 Sherborne Jazz Club– Kairos Plume of Feathers, Half Moon Street, Sherborne, doors open 7.30pm. 01935 816569
22 Bridport & West Dorset Music Club concert – Jenkinson Farr Duo Sir John Colfox School, Ridgeway, Bridport, 7.45pm. Single tickets £12, membership £45 01308 424673
23 Baroque by Candlelight – Christchurch Sinfonia Sherborne Abbey, 7.30pm Tickets available from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
25 Beyond Old Harry Bridport United Church, East Street, Bridport, 2.30pm. Illustrated talk by Rob Lawrence. This walk follows on from last year’s Ecology of the Jurassic Coast. Presented by the Golden Cap Centre of the National Trust. Non-members welcome. 01308 863577
25 The Thomas Hardye School Community Lectures - Boomerangs, Bouncing Balls and Other Spinning Things The Thomas Hardye School, Coburg Road, Dorchester, 7pm. Lecture by Dr Hugh Hunt. Free ticketed entry.
26 Smuggling Tales and Trails Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Road, Beaminster, 3.30pm. A talk by Rob Curtis on some of Dorset’s smuggling history. 01308 863577
26-30 Jack and the Beanstalk The Electric Palace, South Street, Bridport, 7.30pm plus afternoon matinees at 2.30pm on Thursday and Saturday. Performed by Bridport Pantomime Players. Tickets £7 (seniors & children £6) available from the Pets Pavilion, South Street, Bridport. Tel. 01308 420045
28 Tank Museum Evening Lecture Tank Museum, Bovington, 7.30pm. “From Lincoln to Milan : The development of armour protection and the evolution of the infantry anti-tank weapon threat” – a lecture by Stuart Wheeler. 01929 462359
30 Rhythm of the Night Charity Ball Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, 7pm – midnight. Fundraising event for St. Margaret’s Hospice. An evening of glitz and red carpet glamour – dress : black tie, ladies : hot frocks – accessorise with sequins. Drinks reception, 3 course dinner, grand raffle, casino, auction, photographer, disco, music courtesy of band Cloud 10. Tickets £38 available from 01935 479756, 01935 410091 or 0845 345 967
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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