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What's on in and around West Dorset

September 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 Yetties Music Night The Weavers Club, Westbury, Sherborne, 8pm Tickets £6 01935 814667 (www.theyetties.co.uk)

01 Dorchester Horticultural Society Meeting Fordington Church Hall, Fordington, Dorchester, 7.30pm

01 Dorset Palestinian Israeli Peace Group - " Back From The Front" Cerne Abbas Room, United Church, ( Charles Street entrance), Dorchester, 7pm. Two accounts of recent visits to Palestine/Israel.

01/08/15 Driving - A Skill For Life Committee Room 1, County Hall, Dorchester. This advanced driving programme helps you to learn and apply the essential ingredients of advanced motoring. 01305 820963 (email: secretary@dorsetiam.org.uk)

01-04 Far from the Madding Crowd Burton Bradstock Village Hall, nightly 7.30pm. (email: burtonbradstockplayers@yahoo.co.uk)

01-05 When we were very young - revisiting childhood Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Road, Beaminster Tues, Thurs, Sat & Bank Holiday Mon - 10:30am - 12:30pm & 2:30pm - 4:30pm. Sundays - 2:30pm - 4:30pm. 01308 863623

02 Holiday Hangouts Dorchester Rugby Club, 11am-4pm. Free event for age 8-18 - mobile Sk8 Park, Grafitti Workshop, Wii sessions, Arts and Crafts, Inflatable Sumo and more. 01305 252204 / 07971 220067 (email: e.scott@westdorset-dc.gov.uk

03 Music at Plush St John's Church, Plush Manor, 7.30pm. Plush 8: Plush Ensemble . Tickets £16 (www.musicatplush.net)

03-05 Poetry Weekend Hillfield Friary, Batcombe. 01300 341741 (www.hillfieldfriary.org.uk)

03-05 17th Leigh Art Exhibition Leigh Village Hall, Friday 3rd, 7-9pm preview and sale with wine and refreshments - £3 or £5 for two; Sat/Sun 4th/5th, 10am - 4pm viewing and sale. Also features "Leigh through a Lens" - photographs, past and present

04 Music at Plush St John's Church, Plush Manor, 7.30pm. Plush 9: Plush Ensemble. Tickets £16 (www.musicatplush.net)

04 Pymore Fete Pymore, Nr Bridport, 1pm. Fun dog show, children's entertainment, stalls, tombola, raffle, beer tent, lots of food, fun and games for all the family.entrance £1per car/family. 01308 423442

04 Magical Musical Memories, by The Newgarth Light Orchestra St. Peter's Church, High St. West, Dorchester, 7:30pm. An evening of Show music, Viennese music and all time favourites. Tickets £10, £8 concession. 01305 215300 / 260360.

04 Misbehavin' Thornford Village Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets £10.00. 01935 872273 or 01935 817887

04 Gardening Club Summer Show United Church Hall, East St, Bridport, 12 -3.30pm. 01308 456726

05 Muddy Wellies Day Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum , 10.30am - 4pm. 01300 320684 (www.kingcombecentre.org.uk)

05 Open Day at Magdalen Project Magdalen Farm, Near Winsham, 11am-4pm Lots to do and enjoy for all the family.

05 Smedmore House Event Smedmore House, Kimmeridge, 2-5pm. In aid of Weldmar Hospicecare Trust. Last chance to see the house and garden whilst open to the public. Various stalls, art exhibition, entertainment. Entry £5, under 16 free. 01305 215315

05 Scottish Country Dancing Starts in Bridport St Mary's Church House, South St, Bridport, 2pm. No partner needed. Learn the basics then enjoy tea! 01297 560335 (www.Bridportscottishdancers.org.uk)

05 Black Buoy Cup Swim at West Bay Seafront, West Bay. 1200 metre race to a marker buoy and back – 104th year of the race, which dates back to 1907. Entry forms from Bridport TIC (closing date 1st Sept) 01308 485223 or 482401

07 "Green Drinks" Tom Browns, 47 High East Street, Dorchester, 7.30pm - 10.30pm (www.transitiontowndorchester.org)

07 The Dumble Bimble Starts from the YMCA at Reforne, Portland. 5 mile run (min age 16) starts 7pm followed by 2 mile run/walk (0-100 years). Adults £2, Children £1 in aid of Weldmar Hospicecare Trust. 01305 861291 (www.weld-hospice.org.uk)

07/14/21/28 Pre Crawler Baby Massage Broadmayne Children's Centre, 10am – 11am. Barnardo's 01305 852843

08-15 Korean Zen Retreat Monkton Wyld Court, Nr. Charmouth. With Master Jisu Sunim. 01458 833663

09 Ramblers' Walk at Eype New Inn, Eype nr Bridport, 10am. A 5 mile walk over Eype Down and Thorncombe. Please confirm details with organiser - 01935 47354 (www.somersetramblers.co.uk)

09 Dorchester Fim Society Corn Exchange, Dorchester, 7.30pm. 01305 265243 (www.dorchesterfilmsociety.org.uk)

09-11 Stage, Story and Song The Roman Town House, Dorchester. A weekend of theatre, storytelling and music with Mad Dogs and Englishmen Theatre Company, Raventales and y'Strel's Band. Tel. Dorchester TIC 01305 267992 (www.romantownhouse.org)

09-19 Inside Out 2010 Extraordinary events in extraordinary places (www.insideoutdorset.co.uk)

10 Yetties Concert Savill Hall, Cattistock, 7.30pm. Tickets £8 in aid of Children of Fiji. 01300 320433 / 07867696702

11 Joni Mitchell Project - The Legends Return to Lyme Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, doors open 8pm. Tickets £11 in advance from Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre(£13.00 on the door). 01297 442138

11 Organ Recital - Andrew Millington from Exeter Cathedral St Michael's Church, Church Street, Lyme Regis, 7.30pm. Tickets from Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre. 01297 442960

11 Beaminster Antiques & Collectables fair Public Hall, Fleet St, Beaminster, monthly fair 9.30am til 4pm 01297 24446

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

11 Challenge 2010 West Fleet Holiday Farm A 25 mile South Dorset Sponsored Coastal Walk open to people of all ages who are reasonably fit. Entry fee £10 01305 784995 (email: walk4charity@ninahanger.wanadoo.co.uk)

11 Shalesbrook Morris Day Of Dance Lyme Regis. Day of Morris Dancing - 11.15am at the end of the Cart Road (Marine Parade), 12.15pm Gun Cliff Walk 01297 489546

11 Stevens Farm Cider and Music Festival 2010 In Aid of Julia's House Stevens Farm, Martinstown, 12pm - 12am. Live music from Stress, WOB, Jonathan Cotton and more. Cider Barn, Caravan and Camping 01305 889216

11 September Songs and Serenades St Nicholas Church, Moreton, 7pm. Features Choral, Instrummental and light music. Tickets £5 - proceeds to combined benefice of Moreton, Woodsford, Tincleton & Crossways. 01305 853522 / 01929 406170

11 - 30 Doug Gibbs: A Beaminster Man Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Road, Beaminster Museum open - Easter Sat. to end of Sept. Tues. Thurs.Sat. & Bank Holiday Mondays. 10.30 -12.30 & 2.30 - 4.30. Sunday 2.30 - 4.30. 01308 863577

11-12 Young Artists Exhibition Cerne Abbas VillageHall, Dorset, Sat 11th - 10am - 5pm, Sun 12th - 10am - 2pm.

12 Eggardon Kite Festival Eggardon Hill, Nr. Bridport, 10am - 4.30pm. The famous annual kite festival atop the magnificent iron age hillfort of Eggardon Hill. 01308 485474

12 & 26 Cream Tea and Poetry The Old Tea House, 44 High West Street, Dorchester, 2nd and last Sunday of the month, 4 - 5.30pm Poetry workshop and scrumptious Cream Tea in the Hardy Room upstairs. £6.50 per person. 01305 263719

13-19 Nofit State Circus Maumbury Rings, Dorchester

14 Dorset Archaeological Days - Dorchester Roman Aqueduct Poundbury Hillfort, 11am. See the site in a new way with Steve Wallis of DCC. Prior booking essential. £3 in advance, £5 on day. 01305 224921 / 01305 225117 (www.dorsetforyou.com)

14 West Dorset Ramblers Walk Meet Salway Ash Village Hall near Bridport (SY470994), 10am. Join the Ramblers as they enjoy an 8 mile walk to Oxbridge. 01308 898484

15 Jazz Jam Night Three Compasses, Charminster. Resident Trio, all welcome. Free admission 01305 263618

15 Open Doors 2010 Dorchester Roman Town House, 2.00 - 4.00pm. Come inside and take a closer look at the unique mosaic floors. Free. Donations welcome. 01305 228241 (www.romantownhouse.org)

16 West Dorset Ramblers Walk Meet Buckham Down Picnic Area, Beaminster (SY484034), 10am. Join the Ramblers as they enjoy an 7 mile walk to Chedington. 01308 424722

16 Euro Travel Evening – Illustrated Talk on Tallinn & Estonia Catholic Church Hall, Sherborne, 7.30pm. 01935 812779

17 September Market at Broadmayne St. Martin's Community Hall, Broadmayne, 2 - 3.30pm. 01305 852886

17 Look What is Coming - Praise Party with Doug Horley Dorchester Baptist Church, Bridport Road, Dorchester, 6-7.30pm. For all the family. 01305 262045 (www.dorchesterbc.org.uk)

17 New Reflexions Group present Evolve Charity Hair & Fashion Show Corn Exchange, Dorchester, 7pm - midnight.. Live music from Jigsaw, dance displays, raffle, bar, canapes. Tickets £12 from Dorchester TIC or 07792 637935

17-19 Bridport Hat Festival Various venues in Bridport See website for full details 01308 422251 (www.bridporthatfest.org)

18 Duo Isaria St Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester, 7.30pm. Tickets £10, under 15s free. 01305 260360 or 01300 348252

18 Hillfield Friary Franciscan Festival Celebrating the Stigmata of St Francis Hillfield Friary, Batcombe 12 noon -5pm. Bring a packed lunch. Tea, coffee and cakes provided. 01300 341741 (email: hilfieldssf@franciscans.org.uk) (www.hillfieldfriary.org.uk)

18 Dog Show and Fete field below First School, Rye Hill, Bere Regis, Gates open 1pm, first class 2pm. Scurry, BBQ, bar, side stalls, raffle refreshments, and car boot sale. 01305 267992

19 Tea and Tales Borough Gardens, Bridport , 11am-2pm. Tea Party with homemade cakes and tea. Also a book sale, giant chess, lucky dip, face painting & music. All proceeds to Bridport Museum Trust.

19 Walk for Wildlife Margaret Green Animal Rescue Sanctuary, Church Knowle (Start). Walk through the spectacular Purbeck countryside, Circular walks at 5.8, 10 or 24 miles. 01305 264620 (www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk/walkforwildlife.html)

19 The Casterbridge Quartet and Friends The New Inn, West Knighton, 2.30pm. Summer Clasical Music - Vivaldi, Telemann and others. Outside if the weather permits.

20 Bride Valley Gardening Club Puncknowle and Swyre Village Hall, 7.30pm. Talk on the area and Presentation of House Plants by Mrs Ann Pawley. Members free, Visitors £2. 01308 482240 (email: secretary.bvgc@virgin.net)

20 Thomas Hardye School Community Lecture Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester, 7pm. Exploring Life In The Deep Ocean'- Dr John Copley. Tickets from School reception.

22 Charlton Down Local History Group -Talk on " Clay Mining in the Purbecks" Charlton Down Village Hall, 7.30pm. Illustrated talk by Mr Peter Sills Trustee of The Swanage Railway Trust. Entry fee £2.50 01305 269522

22-23 Paediatric First Aid Course Broadmayne Children's Centre, 7-9pm. £5 voluntary donation. Barnardo's 01305 852843

23 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – Late Summer Serenade Sherborne Abbey 7.30pm. Tickets£8-£17 from Sherborne TIC 01935 815341 (www.sherborneabbey.com)

24 Comedy Night, Corn Exchange, Dorchester Tickets available from Dorchester TIC 01305 267992

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

25 Dinner & Music Monkton Wyld Court, Nr. Charmouth. 01297 560342 (www.monktonwyldcourt.co.uk)

25 The Little Red Book Tour Upwey Old School Village Hall y'Strel's Band (Helen Coombs and John Bullock) present songs from The New National Song Book 1905. Registers will be taken at 7.30pm. £8 on the door. 01308 889256 (email: ystrel@tiscali.co.uk)

25 - 26 17th International Napoleonic Fair Kingston Maurward House, Dorchester, Dorset. A Great Day Out for all the family by PASTE Shows start at 10am - 5.00pm both days. Tickets £5 adult, £4.50 concession,child 4 - 16yrs £3, Family (2+2 ) £15.50 from Dorchester T I C 01305 267992 01305 855817 or 07771824495 (www.internationalnapoleonicfair.co.uk)

25- 3/10Lyme Regis Arts Fest Lyme Regis Open studios, exhibitions, Art Trail, events,walks, and workshops in and around the town. Details and trail from the TIC 01297 444962 (www.lymeregisartsfest.com)

26 Bandstand Marathon Borough Gardens, Dorchester, 2pm. Durnovaria Silver Band

26 Specialist Charity Plant Fair - Mapperton Mapperton Gardens, 10am-4pm. In aid of medical charities. Entry £3. Café and shop open. 01308 862645 (www.mapperton.com)

26 Bridport Vintage Market Art and Vintage Quarter, St. Michael’s Trading Estate, Bridport, 12-4pm. 07864 117444

26 Monthly Tea Meeting Bethany Chapel, Coombe Street, Lyme Regis, 4pm. Conducted by Andrew Conlan who will be introducing us to the world of Street Pastors, followed by a delicious full Sunday tea.

27 " On The Edge:- Rescuing the archaeology from Golden Cap to Thorncombe Beacon " Bridport United Church Hall, East Street, Bridport, 7.30pm. Presented by the Golden Cap Centre of the National Trust. All welcome. 01308 863577

27 Sherborne Area Over 50s group Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, 2.30pm. Talk on MRSA Action UK 01935 813150

27 Abeng Music, Drum, Dance * sing with Chief Nana Kofi Simba Leo Fordington Church Hasll, King’s road, Fordington, Dorchester, 7-9pm. 07979 885685 (email: abeng07@hotmail.co.uk)

29 West Dorset Ramblers Walk Meet Miles Cross old Road, Bridport (SY447930) Join the Ramblers as they enjoy an 8mile mystery walk, starting at 10.30am. 01308 456617

30 Faith Schools Old Ship Inn, Upwey, Nr Weymouth, 7.45pm for 8pm. A talk by Chris Street. Education Officer, Dorset Humanists. talk. Free but suggested donation of £2. 07921 311518 (email: westdorsethumanists@hotmail.com)

30 Lunchtime Concert The Minster Church, Axminster, 12.30pm followed by lunch. Inspire - The Axe Valley Community College, director Jonathan Jevons. 01297 35310 (www.axminsterminsterchurch.org.uk)

30 Last Night of the Proms Corn Exchange, Dorchester, 7.30pm. Durnovaria Silver Band with Dilcima - a local group of female voices. Organised by the Rotary Club of Dorchester to raise funds. Tickets £6 ( half price for under 16s ) 01305 751979

30 - 3/10 FibreFocus 2010 - An exhibition of Textiles by the Dorset Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers The Exchange, Sturminster Newton, 10am - 4pm. (www.dorsetweaversspinnersdyers.org.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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