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What's on in and around West Dorset

October 2010

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 Dorset Wildlife Trust Talk: How Woods Work by Dr Charles Hill Friends' Meeting House, South St, Bridport, 7.30pm, Everyone welcome. 01305 264620

01 Quiz Night The Dorford Centre, Dorchester, 7.30pm. £2 per person. Proceeds to Bible Society. 01300 341996

01 Bridport Music Club Performance - Barbirolli Quartet Sir John Colfox School, Bridport, 7.45pm. . 01308 423110

01 Question Time Coade Hall Theatre, Bryanston School, Nr. Blandford Forum,7.30pm. Tickets £10 - available from Sherborne TIC, in aid of ABF The Soliders' Charity 01935 815341

01 Beer, Wine and Cheese Tasting Adventure 6th Form Centre, Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester. £10 a ticket - from Thomas Hardye School, Great Western Camping or Three Compasses. Money raised will go towards an Antarctic Expedition.

02 Sgt Peppers Only Dartboard Band - The Legends Return to Lyme Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, doors open 8.00pm; Tickets from Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre; £11.00 in advance (£13.00 on the door) 01297 442138

02 Dorchester Bowls Club Open Day Sandringham Bowls Club, Armada Way, Dorchester, 10am – 4pm. Free taster for indoor bowls. All ages welcome. Refreshments available. Equipment provided. Bring thick socks to wear. 01305 260817

02 An Evening with Il Cantante Choir The United Church, Dorchester, 7.30pm. A concert to raise funds for spinal treatment for Chester, a labrador dog. Tickets £4 from Harmony Music 01305 260360/267523 (www.chestersupportgroup.co.uk)

02-03 Postcard From The Museum Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis. Join in the interactive exhibition; create your own postcard-size art and add it to the big display. Tel: 01297 443370 (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk)

03 Dolls House and Miniatures Fair Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne,10am - 4pm. In aid of St. Margaret's Somerset Hospice

03 Being Anglican - Pastoral Pastors George Herbertst Mary's Parish Church, South St, Bridport, 4pm. Part of a series of four monthly sermons (beginning in September) at Choral Evensong.

03 Grandma's Attic - Antiques and Collectors Fair Kingston Maurward House, Nr Dorchester, 10am - 4pm Entry £2.50, accompanied children free. 01590 677687 (www.grandmasatic.co.uk)

04 Help Whip Cancer Dorchester Town Football Club, Weymouth Avenue, doors open 7pm for 7.30pm. Pampered Chef UK and Cancer Research join forces for a night of shopping and cooking. £8. 01305 260295 / 01202 669677 (www.pamperedchef.biz)

05 Transition Town Dorchester "Green Drinks" Tom Browns, 47 High East Street, Dorchester, 7.30pm - 10.30pm

05 West Dorset Ramblers Walk Meet Mapperton Village Hall (SY466929), 10am.10 mile walk around Loscombe. 01308 863955

05 Pre Crawler Baby Massage Broadmayne Children's Centre, 10am-11am. Tel. 01305 852843 for more details.

06 PACT Public Meetings Dorford Centre, Dorchester - Coffee Lounge, 7pm. Meet your PACT panel and vote on the issues that you would like the police/ partner agencies to tackle in your neighbourhood.01305 222222 / 07500816287 (www.dorset.police.uk)

06 Dorchester Horticultural Society Meeting Fordington Church Hall, Fordington, Dorchester, doors open 7pm for 7.30pm

06 Sanctus Sacred Songs United Church, South Street, Dorchester, 7 - 9pm £5 (£4 low income) (email: sanctusdorset@hotmail.com)

06 Thomas Hardy's Love Poetry Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, 2.30pm. Jack Thomas talks about Hardy's inspiration - his wife Emma. 01297 443370 (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk)

06 "The Representation of Women in the Media" The Meeting Room behind Bridport United Church, 36 East Street, Bridport, 7.45pm Bridport Feminists invite you to a talk by Dr Sue Tate, feminist activist and academic. (email: madmorey@btinternet.com)

07 Ramblers' Walk at Beaminster Yarn Barton Car Park, Beaminster, 10am. A 6 mile walk which goes over Gerrards Hill and Stoke Abbott. Please confirm details with organiser - 01460 76366 (www.somersetramblers.co.uk)

07 "Adventures with Stanley" - Stanley Johnson Leweston School, Sheborne, 6pm for 7pm. Tickets £15.00 including a glass of wine. Christmas stalls. Send SAE to to Mrs W Hannam, Totnell House, Leigh, Dorset DT9 6HT Cheque payable to ITNC

08 West Dorset Ramblers Walk Meet Cogden Beach NT Car Park (SY504882), 10am. Join the Ramblers as they enjoy an 11 mile walk to Shipton Gorge. 01308 863565

08 U3A - Old Dog New Tricks Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis. Meet group leaders with coffee from 10.00am, followed by a talk at 11.00am by Anna Sutherland 'Old Dog, New Tricks' has something for everyone.

08 No Hall 2 Smallst Mary's Middle School, Puddletown, 7.30pm. A glimpse of gloom as Hank & Brad trawl the dark underbelly of Country Music. Tickets £8, under 18s £5, family £23 01305 261984 (www.hankwangford.com) (www.andyrobertsmusic.com)

09 PBFA Book Fair Church Hall, Digby Road, Sheborne 10am - 4pm 01935 814614 (www.pbfa.org)

09 Beaminster Antiques & Collectables fair Public Hall, Fleet St, Beaminster, 9.30am - 4pm 01297 24446

09 Thomas Hardye Society Autumn Walk Meet Abbotsbury village main car park, Rodden Row, 10.15am for a 2-3 hr walk led by Sue Clarke. 7pm meal at Panini's, 11 Weymouth Avenue, Tickets £12. Pls book by 1st Oct.01305 251501 (www.hardysociety.org)

09 Dance Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, Lyme Regis, 8pm. Ballroom, Latin & some Sequence. Entry £4.00

09 Rotary Club of Sherborne Castles Charity Concert with Sherborne Chamber Choir Sherborne Abbey 7.30pm. Tickets available from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre. 01935 812452 (www.sherborneabbey.com)

09 Little Book Designs Workshop Day Bradford Abbas Village Hall, 10am – 4.30pm. With Viva Lloyd who will be teaching six different book structures during the day. £25 members/£28 non-members 01308 424472

09 Coffee Morning and Sale United Church Hall, South Street, Dorchester. Proceeds to Bible Society

09 Antiques Fair Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, 9.30am - 4pm. Datelined and specialist items antiques fair 01963 370986

09-10 Motorcycle Grasstrack Southern Centre Championship 80th Anniversary First race 12.30pm. 01305 268367

09-10 Fossil Fantastic Weekend Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre. 01297 560772 (www.charmouth.org)

09 Puddletown Young Farmers Club Barn Dancest Mary’s Middle School, Puddletown, 7.30pm, Dancing to ‘Black Sheep’, ploughman’s supper, bar and raffle. Tickets £8.50 07880 607684.

10 Lulworth Cycle Challenge East Lulworth. 10, 20 or 51 mile cycle ride in aid of Cancer Research

10 Bible Sunday United Service Baptist Church, Dorchester, 3pm. Followed by afternoon tea. Guest speaker David Treagust

10 Winfrith History Group - Cream Tea Afternoon Winfrith Village Hall, 2pm Please bring photographs, documents to help with recording memories around Winfrith. Those interested can also be interviewed on a digital recorder. 01305 852117

10 Wedding Fair Kingston Maurward College, Stinsford, Dorchester. 01305 215050 (www.kmc.ac.uk)

13 Know Your Fossils Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, 2.30pm. A talk on how fossils lived and how to find, identify and handle them. With the museum's fossil experts paddy and Chris. 01297 443370 (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk)

14 Diabetes UK West Dorset Support Group - Healthy Eating Including Freedom Carb Counting Course. Dorchester Community Church Hall, Ackland Road, Dorchester, 7pm

14 The Bayeux Tapestry Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, 2.30pm. A story of battles, bloodshed and bravery by Jack Thomas. Organised by the Friends of Lyme Regis Museum. 01297 443370 (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk)

15 Dorset Archaeological Days - Burton Bradstock War Time Memories National Trust Car Park, Burton Bradstock SY487889, 2pm. 1½ hours guided walk, steep in places. £3 01305 224921 (email: c.j.pinder@dorsetcc.gov.uk)

15 Quiz Night - for Friends of the Yeatman Hospital Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, 7.30pm. £8 per person including fish & chip supper (alternatives available) - teams of 6 people.01935 814985

15-16 The Dorset Art and Craft Show Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne,10am - 4pm. (www.dorsetartandcraftshow.co.uk)

15-17 Art Weekend Hillfield Friary, Batcombe. 01300 341741 (www.hillfieldfriary.org.uk)

16 Charmouth Literary Festival Charmouth Village, 10am – 5pm. Workshops, talks, children’s activities, poetry.

16 Choir Concert with 'In Accord' United Church, East St, Bridport, 7pm. Choir concert with the Church Choir and 'In Accord' choir from Guildford. Tickets £6. 01308 423157

16 Percy Fawcett of Uplyme - Amazon Explorer Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, 2.30pm. A talk about the 1920's explorer who became Hollywood's inspiration for Indiana Jones. 01297 443370 (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk)

17 Dorset Adventure Race Bovington Tank Museum 10km running/walking around the Bovington tank training areas (normally off limits to the general public) 01929 426044 (www.cumulusoutdoorevents.com)

17 Lal Hitchcock Workshop at Colmers View, Bridport . One day workshop costs £45.00, Lal works with flotsum+jetsam washed up in Portland assemblage, putting together found objects with a sense of humour 01308 45878 (www.escapetodorset.co.uk)

17 Know Your Fossils Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, 2.30pm. 01297 443370 (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk)

18 Bride Valley Gardening Club Puncknowle and Swyre Village Hall, 7.30pm. "There may be Dormice in your Garden" by Dr. Sue Eden. Members free, Visitors £2. 01308 482240 (email: secretary.bvgc@virgin.net)

18 Thomas Hardye School Community Lecture Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester, 7pm. Astrobiology - The Hunt For Alien Life'- Dr Lewis Dartnell. Tickets from the school office

19 The Dorset Cancer Network Patient Partnership Panel - Informal Meeting The Dorford Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester, 6pm - 8pm. Find out what a Cancer Network does for your local cancer services. 01202 850631 (email: tracy.street@ferndown.nhs.uk)

20 Jazz Jam Night Three Compasses, Charminster. Resident Trio, All musicians and audience welcome. 01305 263618

21 Charles Darwin, Geologist Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, 2.30pm. John Marriage talks about Darwin's initial interest - geology. 01297 443370 (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk)

21 Euro Travel Evening - Douzelage Illustrated Talk Catholic Church Parish Hall, Westbury, Sherborne, 7.30pm. Illustrated talk on "Partners in Poland" by Jeremy Barker. Entry £6 including wine and snacks. 0935 812779 (email: kevin.waterfall@btinternet.com)

22 Quiz Brownsword Hall, Pummery Square, Poundbury. BEC.. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. 01305 257485

22-24 Tolpuddle Craft Group - Craft Show and sale of handcrafted items Tolpuddle Village Hall, 10am – 4pm. Free entry.

23 Dance Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, Lyme Regis, 8pm. Ballroom, Latin & some Sequence. Entry £4.00

23 Bridport Community Orchard Apple Day Community Orchard, access from South Street, Bridport, 11am – 3pm. Stalls, cakes, cider and lots lots more to enjoy. .01308 458480 (email: jill.lloyd@virgin.net)

23-24 Mary Anning Weekend - celebrating her life and work Lyme Regis Museum and Marine Theatre, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis Exhibitions, talks and guided walks throughout the weekend including visits from David Attenborough, Tracey Chevalier, Tom Sharpe. Tickets from Lyme TIC 01297 442138, Information: 01297 443370. (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk)

25 "Caring for the Coast: the next 100 Years" Bridport United Church Hall, East Street, Bridport, 7.30pm. Illustrated talk by Tony Flux, Coastal Zone Project Manager, West Dorset National Trust. Presented by NT Golden Cap Centre 01308 863577

25 Abeng Music, Drum, Dance & Sing with Chief Nana Kofi Simba Leo Fordington Church Hall, King's Road, Fordington, Dorchester, 7.00pm - 9.00pm. £10 per session. 07979 885 685 (email: abeng07@hotmail.co.uk)

25 Smart Attack of Art Corn Exchange, Dorchester, two shows – 11am and 2pm. An artistic stage performance for children from 2 yrs upwards with CBeebies BBC TV presenter Mike Amatt. All seats £6 – tickets available from Dorchester TIC 01305 267992

26 Dorset Industrial Archaeology Society Talk Dorset Room, Colliton Club (opposite County Hall), Dorchester, 7.30pm. A short AGM followed by " The Thames Barrage ", a talk by Graham Belsey. Non members welcome at £2 per person

26 “Lessons from the Future: How to understand the changing world” The Powell Theatre, Sherborne, 8pm. A talk by Wolfgang Grulke, Chairman Emeritus & found of Future World International. Tickets £10 from Sherborne TIC 01935 815341.

27 Bingo Night Corn Exchange, Dorchester, 6.30pm for 7.30pm in aid of Weldmar Hospice

27 Landslips Of The Local Coast Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, 2.30pm. Geologist Stephen Locke talks about the drama and history of the constantly moving coast. 01297 443370 (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk)

28 West Dorset Humanists Meeting - What is Humanism? Old Ship Inn, Upwey, Nr Weymouth, 7.45pm for 8pm. A talk by David Warden. Free but suggested donation of £2. 07921 311518 (email: westdorsethumanists@hotmail.com)

29 West Dorset Ramblers Walk Meet Higher Kingcombe Car Park (ST553006), 10am. A 10 mile walk. 01300 320168

29-31 Enchanted Floodlit Garden Halloween Fun Evenings Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens, 5pm – 8pm. Free face painting (scary faces) and free prize for children in fancy dress. 01305 871130 (www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk)

30 Martyn Joseph - The Legends Return to Lyme Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, doors open 8.00pm; Tickets from Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre; Tickets £12.00 in advance (£14.00 on the door) 01297 442138

30-31 Know Your Fossils Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, 2.30pm. 01297 443370 (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk)

31 Royal British Legion Festival Of Remembrance Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, 7.30pm. (www.lymeregistownband.co.uk)

31 Monthly Tea Meeting Bethany chapel, Coombe St, Lyme Regis, 4pm. Conducted by Stephen Gillham, Dorset Evangelist

31 Bridport's Vintage Market Opposite Old Albion,st Michael's Trading Estate, Bridport, 12-4pm. Artist’s studios,antique centre, 6 shops and lots of stalls for furniture, fabric, flowers and food along with all things vintage.' 07864 117 444

31 Frankenstein: The Year without a Summer Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, 6pm. Performance by Dorset Corset Theatre company. Tickets £11/£10 (£7 for students) available from Sherborne TIC 01935 815341 (www.dorsetcorset.co.uk)

West Dorset Tourist Information Centres

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

email: dorchester.tic@westdorset-weymouth.gov.uk
twitter: @DorchesterTIC

email: bridport.tic@westdorset-weymouth.gov.uk
twitter: @BridportTIC

email: sherborne.tic@westdorset-weymouth.gov.uk
twitter: @SherborneTIC

email: lymeregis.tic@westdorset-weymouth.gov.uk
twitter: @LymeRegisTIC

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.
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