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What's on in and around West Dorset

June 2011

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 Sanctus Sacred Songs United Church, South Street, Dorchester, 7 - 9pm. Cost £5 Come and learn simple harmonies and chants from around the world. (email: sanctusdorset@hotmail.com)

01 Dorchester Horticultural Society - Monthly Meeting St Georges Church Hall, Fordington , 7.30pm. Dorchester Horticultural Society - Monthly Meeting. Visitors and new members welcome. Speaker Gary Abbott from “The Potting Shed”

01 Dorset Wildflower Week – Powerstock Common Meet at Powerstock Common car park at 2.15pm. This promises to open your eyes to the incredible natural history found at Powerstock. Charges apply. 01305 264620 (www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk)

01 Gypsy and Traveller Awareness Event Dorchester Borough Gardens, 12 noon - 4pm. Free family event including display of traditional Gypsy caravan, photos, activities and music celebrating Gypsy, Roma and Traveller history and culture in Dorset. 01305 252204 / 07971 220067 (email: e.scott@westdorset-dc.gov.uk)

01 Family Fun Day Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, 11am – 3pm. Drop in and get creative with museum curator Mary Godwin. 01297 443370 (email: lymeregismuseum@talktalk.net)

01 Gala – The Cabaret Pengelly Room, Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester. Bar opens 7pm, show starts 8pm. Songs, sketches and suprises. £3. 01305 215025

01 Ridgeway Voices - Make & Do Dorset County Museum, Dorchester, 10.30 - 12.30. Family activity. Charges apply - contact museum for details. 01305 262735 (www.southdorsetridgeway.org.uk)

01 - 04 Bath & West Show Bath & West Show Ground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset. Tickets £17 adult/concession, £20 Family 1 adult & 2 children (5-15 yrs inc) or £40 Family 2 adults & 4 children (5-15 yrs inc) from local TICs (www.bathandwest.com)

01 - 12 "New to View" Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Road, Beaminster, 01308 863577

01 - 30 Village Exhibition: A to Z of Netherbury Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Road, Beaminster. 01308 863577

02 Antiques Roadshow Lulworth Castle, 9.30am – 4.30pm. Free admission. Bring your treasures to the experts on the day, but if you have large pieces of furniture and/or bulky antiques you can’t carry (e-mail: antiques.roadshow@bbc.co.uk) (www.bbc.co.uk/antiquesroadshow)

02 Casterbridge Probus Club Conservative Club, South Walks, Dorchester. Monthly lunch meeting at 12.15pm. Dick Palframan 01305 251599 or Francis Copeman 01305 848499

02 An Outing to Corton Denham Gardens Corton Denham, Sherborne, 2.30pm. Visit by Stratton & District Home & Garden Club. Members and non-members welcome. Tel. Richard Evans 01305 860876 or Ian McCloud 01305 751828.

02 Ridgeway Voices - An Artist's Voice Dorset County Museum, Dorchester, 10am - 1pm. Artist in Residence Emily Morgan working in the gallery. 01305 262735 (www.southdorsetridgeway.org.uk)

03 Nature along the River Lim Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, 10am. A walk along the River Lim towards Uplyme looking at flora and fauna with expert David Cox. 01297 443370 (email: lymeregismuseum@talktalk.net)

03 The New Hardy Players - Tess of The D'urbervilles Corn Exchange, Dorchester, 7.30pm. Tickets £12 from The Thomas Hardy Society, inc. light refreshments. 01305 251501 (www.hardyonline.org) (email: newhardyplayers@gmail.com)

03 Tom Jones Frampton Village Hall, 7.30pm. Adapted from Henry Fielding's Novel by Joan Macalpine. Directed by Christopher Scott. Bar available. Tickets £9, £7.50 (u18s) - Frampton Garage / Long Ash Garage. 01300 320459 or door if avail.

03 Frock Market Event Dorchester Town Hall, High East Street, Dorchester, 12-5.30pm. New to you clothes sale. All proceeds funding Reclaim the Night. WAND Dorset. 01305 252314 (www.wandwomen.org.uk)

03-05 Wessex Folk Festival Brewer’s Quay and Harbourside, Weymouth (www.wessexfolkfestival.co.uk)

04 Mary Anning - Fossil Pioneer Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, 2.30pm. A talk by Daphne Baker on the self-educated woman of Lyme who became the greatest fossil hunter the world has ever known. 01297 443370 (email: lymeregismuseum@talktalk.net)

04 Bridport Butterfly Bonanza Bridport Arts Centre and Community Orchard - both accessible from South St, Bridport, open from 10am til 4pm. Dorset Wildlife Trust are organising this family fun day of activities, including guided walks, face painting butterfly pizzas, street parade and much more! 01300 321329

04 Barn Dance Toy Barn, Blackmarsh Farm, Sherborne, 8pm - 12.30am. Barn dance with Teasing the Cat in aid of The Friends of The Yeatman Hospital. Tickets £15 per head including a hog roast. Disco to finish the evening. Tickets from Castle Gardens, Sherborne Photographic or the Toy Barn.

04 Summer Music Society of Dorset - Gallicantus Sherborne School Chapel "The Word Unspoken" - a concert by candlelight. Tickets £26 reserved, £10 unreserved, available from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre. 01935 815341

04 The Occasional Singers – Music for a Summer Evening United Church, Charles Street, Dorchester, 7.30pm. Music by Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Stanford. Tickets £8 (students £2) – light refreshments included – available from Dorchester TIC 01305 267992 or any choir members. (www.occasionals.org)

04 Zzipa Pizza Treewise Orchard, Duck Street, Symondsbury, 3-7pm. Stalls, music and lots of pizza. 01308 427449 blog.zzipapizza.wordpress.com

04 - 05 Broadmayne Scarecrow Weekend The Broadmayne Scarecrow Cup is awarded to the best scarecrow, as judged by the children of the village

05 World Oceans Day - Rockpool Ramble Meet at Cobb Gate Car Park, Lyme Regis, 2pm. A rockpool ramble with the Charmouth Heritage Coast Team.01297 560772 (www.charmouth.org)

05 West Dorset Ramblers Walk Starts from Bucky Doo Square, Bridport Town Centre, 2.30pm. Please bring a drink. Contact organiser for more details. Myra 01308 424787

05 Cash Converted Dorchester Borough Gardens, music starts 2.30pm

05 Guided Butterfly Walk Meet at the Old Abbey entrance, Cerne Abbas at 10.30am for a guided butterfly walk on Cerne Giant hill (steep in parts). Further details from 01935 872047 (www.dorsetbutterflies.com)

05 An Evening of Mostly Poetry with Edward Fox OBE The Tithe Barn, Hinton St Mary, Doors open 6.30pm, readings start at 7pm.. In aid of ABF The Soldiers' Charity. An evening of poetry readings by the world famous actor. Tickets £15 to include a complimentary drink in the interval - available from Dorchester or Sherborne TICs. 01305 267992 / 01935 815341. Lieutenant Colonel R H East JP 01929 403459 (email: So2-trgcoord@amourcentre.mod.uk)

05 Hardy's High Road Broadmayne, 2pm-5pm. Part of Ridgeway Voices Walking Festival. Broadmayne to Poxwell 6 miles moderate. Free. 01305 228239 (www.southdorsetridgeway.org.uk)

06 Tea and Cake Winfrith Village Hall, 2pm. Organised by Winfrith Creative Writers. Donations in aid of " Contact The Elderly". Display of writings and poetry from the writing Group. Second hand books for sale.

07 The Broken Barrows at Bronkham Hill Part of Ridgeway Voices Walking Festival. 2pm - 4pm. 2 miles moderate. Free.01305 228239 (www.southdorsetridgeway.org.uk)

07-09 Charity Events at Paprika Restaurant Paprika Restaurant, Half Moon Street, Sherborne Charity event evenings to celebrate the opening launch of 1701 wine bar. 7th - jazz/saxaphone with Julie Dunn - proceeds to Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance; 8th - fun casino - proceeds to St. Margaret's Hospice and 9th - belly dancing - proceeds to Help for Heroes. Welcoming drink and canapes. Please pre-book. Tel. Shahed 07877405922 / 01935 817650 (www.paprikarestaurant.co.uk)

08 Exhibition Launch Party Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, 6pm. A celebration of the opening of "Disappearing Walks", an exhibition of photographs and drawings by Annabel Ralphs. 01297 443370 (email: lymeregismuseum@talktalk.net)

08 Much Ado about Nothing Sherborne Old Castle Gates open 6.30pm for picnics, performance starts 7.30pm. Open air theatre performed by Rain or Shine Theatre Company. Tickets £13.50 (concessions £11.50, Children £6) available from Sherborne TIC 01935 815341 (www.rainorshine.co.uk)

08 A Fair of Antique Textiles & Brocante The Brownsword Hall, Pummery Square, Poundbury, Dorchester, 9.30am - 4pm Free entry. Caroline Bushell 01404 45901 or Linda Clift 01305 264914

09 Butterflies and Moths in Lyme Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, 2.30pm. See and hear about local sightings over the past year with entomologist Alan Kennard. 01297 443370 (email: lymeregismuseum@talktalk.net)

09 WI - Eve Hanney Guest Speaker Dorchester Cricket Club House, Weymouth Avenue, 10am – 12pm. Eve Hanney - Marzipan fruit making demonstration. 01305 751715 01305 268364

10 The New Hardy Players Tess of The D'Urbervilles Moignes Court, Owermoigne, 7pm. Tickets £7. Entry from 6pm. Bring a picnic/chair/blanket. Parking on site. If wet in Owermoigne village hall. 01305 853573 (www.hardyonline.org) (email: newhardyplayers@gmail.com)

10 Ridgeway Voices - Storytelling with Tim Laycock Dorset County Museum, Dorchester, 7.30pm 01305 262735 (www.southdorsetridgeway.org.uk)

11 Dance - Ballroom, Latin and Sequence Uplyme Village Hall, Uplyme, Near Lyme Regis 8-11pm. Everyone welcome. £4

11 Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir Concert - Bach: Mass in B Minor Mary's Church,Edward Road, Dorchester, 7.30pm Tickets adult £12, 12 & under £2 available from Dorchester TIC 01305 267992 (www.bschoir.org.uk)

11 Know your fossils Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis A talk on how fossils lived, and how to find, identify and handle them, with museum expert Chris Andrewa 01297 443370 (email: lymeregismuseum@talktalk.net)

11 Come and Sing - Handel's Messiah Sherborne Abbey - Rehearsal 2pm-5.30pm, concert at 7pm. Register online or collect a slip from Sherborne TIC - £15. Concert £5 unreserved on the door. (www.sherbornefestivalchorus.org.uk)

11 Weatherbury Singers present That’s Entertainment Puddletown Village Hall, 7.30pm. With The Dorset Youth Singers. Raffle in aid of Dorchester Opportunities Group. Licensed bar. Tickets £7, accompanied children free 01258 837310 (weatherburysingers@gmail.com)

11 Sponsored Music-A-Thon Bridport United Church, East Street 9am-5pm. Calling all musicians, singers, performers! Audience needed too! Non-stop entertainment & refreshments. Raising funds for the Richard Ely Trust for Young Musicians and musical instruments for Julia's House. Sponsor forms and more details from 01308 427851

11 Summer Sale and Coffee Morning United Church Hall, South Street, Dorchester Starts 9.45am - 11.45am. Organised by Dorchester and District Bible Society Action Group.

11 Holy Trinity Parish Fete Holy Trinity Parish Centre, Culliford Road, Dorchester, 2pm-4.30pm. Adults £1, children free. Annual summer fete with great variety of stalls old and new, raffle and tombolas, food & refreshments, entertainment by Yetminster Irish Dancers and “Professor Bonkers”,, Punch & Judy, children’s craft area, prize games, skittles welly wanging, face painting. 07912 644704 (Mon-Fri 9am-1pm), (email: holytrinityparishcentre@hotmail.co.uk)

11 Ridgeway Voices - Study Day Dorset History Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester, 10am - 4pm Dorset Voices: Collecting Oral History in Dorset. 01305 262735 (www.southdorsetridgeway.org.uk)

11 Paws in the Park Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne, 10am. A 3 mile walk around the beautiful grounds of Sherborne Castle raising funds for Weldmar Hospicecare Trust. Registration is £5 per dog to include their very own goodie bag and competitor’s medal – owners are asked to try and raise a minimum sponsorship of £30 – the dog who raises the most sponsorship will feature on next year’s publicity 01305 261800 (www.weld-hospice.org.uk)

11-12 35th West Dorset Vintage Rally West Bay, Bridport. Saturday auction, vintage collections, market stalls, working steam, tractors, music and much more. Admission adults £6, OAPs £4, 11-16yer olds £2, under 11s free if with an adult. Proceeds to local charities. Sue Thompson 01305 265309

11-12 Nethurbury Open Gardens 2-6pm. Lunch in village hall 12.30-2pm each day. Plant stalls and bottle tombola. £5 admission – valid for both days, children free. Free parking.

12 Kingston Maurward Open Day and Country Fair Kingston Maurward, Nr Dorchester, 10am – 5pm. Fun activities for the whole family and a chance to find out more about the college. Food, arts, country crafts, chef showcase, dog shows & equine displays, climbing wall & canoes, animal encounters, competitions, displays, live music and more. Adults £6, concessions £5.50. Under 16s free. 01305 215215 (www.kmc.ac.uk)

12 Jiggerypipery Dorchester Borough Gardens Music Starts 2.30pm

12 The New Hardy PlayersTess of The D'urbervilles Dorchester Borough Gardens, 6.30pm. Donations. Enter from 5pm. Bring a picnic/chair/blanket.

12 Castleton Waterwheel Open Day Oborne Road, Sherborne, 11am - 5pm. 01963 250206

12 & 26 Beth is Back! The Old Tea House, 44 High West Street, DT1 1UT Beth Blake, Debbie & Derrick Dalley invite you to Cream Tea and Poetry on Sundays second and last of every month. 4pm - 5.30pm £8.00 per person 01305 267293

12 Archaeology Walk 2011 Meet in the library car park, Dorchester, 10.30am. “Roman Dorchester – touch the past by handing real artefacts” – a walk with Archaeologist Chris Tripp. Price £5 per adult, £2 per child (under 16). Walk lasts under two hours. Tel/text 0776 869 5162 or just turn up.

12-18 Bridport Food Festival Askers Meadow, Bridport. Pack your picnic blanket and head for Bridport as the Jurassic Coast market town rolls out the bunting in celebration of the eighth Bridport Food Festival. A week packed with foodie treats including food film screenings at the Electric Palace Cinema, live music in Bridport’s community orchard and a food & drink lovers Question Time at the Bull Hotel with special guests. The festival culminates with a carnival atmosphere at the town’s Askers Meadows on Saturday June 18 th. Hugh Fearnle-Whittingstall will cook at the main event, which also includes a feast truck, seafood area, Farmers Market and producers marquee alongside a Round Table beer tent. Advance tickets £2 – available from Bridport TIC 01308 424901 (www.bridportfoodfestival.com)

13 Wessex Morris Men - Alan T's Tour White Horse Inn, Liton Cheney at 7.30pm Crown Inn, Puncknowle at 8.15pm and The New Inn, Shipton Gorge at 9.00pm (www.wessexmorrismen.co.uk)

13 - 19 Residents Week For West Dorset residents. Vouchers available allowing one person free entry to certain attractions with one paying adult in the Your Dorset Magazine.

14 Evening Visit to Charlton Cottage Garden, Rousdon Depart from Uplyme Village Hall Car Park in shared cars at 6pm £3 members, £5 non members to include refreshments. 07831 533580

15 Jazz at The Three Compasses - Jam Night The Three Compasses Inn, The Square, Charminster, 8.30pm. Resident Jazz trio - all musicians and audience welcome. Free admission 01305 263618

15 Came Wood to Sutton Poyntz through 10.000 years Part of Ridgeway Voices Walking Festival. 11am - 3pm. 6 miles strenuous. Bring a picnic or join us for a pub lunch. Free. 01305 228239 (www.southdorsetridgeway.org.uk)

16 Thanks Giving In Lyme Regis Parliament decreed at the end of the English Civil War that there should be a day of celebration and prayer in Lyme to commemorate the end of the unsuccessful siege of Lyme by the Royalist Forces. It was one of the longest sieges of the Civil War. In Lyme we will carry on the tradition by dressing in clothes of the period and parading through the streets. Join us in our celebration. Organised by Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival Committee.

16 Carers Week Tea in the Park Borough Gardens, Dorchester 10am - 4pm

16 Open Garden Compton Hawy, Over Compton, Sherborne, 10am – 4pm. In aid of St. Michael’s Church, Over Compton and the Flying ColoursAppeal for Yeovil Womens Hospital. Parking next to Over Compton Church. Bring & Buy plants, produce, cake stall. Teas and coffees served all day. £2.50 per adult, £1 per child.

16 Carnival 4 legged pub race £12 a team. First half pint free at each pub (www.dorchestercarnival.co.uk)

17 Carnival Party in the Park Dorchester Borough Gardens, 6pm (www.dorchestercarnival.co.uk)

17 Sunninghill Preparatory school fete Sunninghill Preparatory School South Walks, Dorchester, 2.30pm – 5.30pm. Stalls, displays, teas and cakes – open to all. (http://www.sunninghillprep.co.uk)

17 A Concert of Film Music Corn Exchange, Dorchester, 7.30pm. Durnovaria Silver Band & Dorchester Middle Schools Orchestra. Adults £3, children free. Light refreshments and raffle. Tickets available from Dorchester TIC 01305 267992 (www.atob.org.uk/events-community.html)

17 Carers Week Event Joseph Weld Hospice, 2pm-4pm. A Dorset Cream Tea with a free taster session of complementary therapy, an opportunity to meet staff and get information. 01305 767527 (www.weld-hospice.org.uk)

17-19 Music at Plush Concerts start 7.30pm. Brochures / information available from Dorchester T I C. Booking online.Tickets Concerts £16, Festival Day £30, Lunchtime concert £10, Gala concert £25. 0203 286 1885 (www.musicatplush.net)

18 Minerva's Emporium Dorchester Town Hall, High East Street, Dorchester, 10am - 4pm Tel. 07866 595596 (email: minervasemporium@hotmail.com)

18 Ven House Garden Party Ven House, Milborne Port, Nr Sherborne, 2pm-5pm. By kind permission of Jasper Conran OBE. Lots of stalls and entertainment and an opportunity to visit the gardens of this lovely Grade I listed manor house. Tickets – Adults £5, Children/OAPs £3, Family (2 adults + up to 4 Children) £12 – available from Sherborne TIC 01935 81534. Entrance via South Street – free parking available at The Bowling Green, Goathill Road (drop off an pick up point available outside rear entrance of Ven House in South Street). Raising funds for Gainsborough Community Area in Milborne Port

18 Red Cross Dorset 100th Anniversary Celebration Maumbury Rings, 12 noon to 4pm.

18 Michael Hale Collectors Fairs United Church Hall, South Street, Dorchester, 10am – 4pm. Range of dealers selling stamps, postcards, coins, accessories etc. Admission 30p. 01761 414304

18 Stamp Fair United Church, South Street, Dorchester

18 Dorchester Carnival Street fair and live music in South Street 9am – 2pm. Carnival procession starts at 6pm from the market car park. Sponsored by Brewery Square Development Co.Ltd. (www.dorchestercarnival.co.uk)

18 State of Undress Dorchester Borough Gardens, 7pm

18 Swyre Trinity Fete Holy Trinity Church, Swyre, 1pm-4pm. Stalls, games, BBQ, wool demonstration and much more. In aid of RNLI and Church Decoration Fund.

18 Hilfield Friary Open Day The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, 10.30am-5pm. See around The Friary. Exhibitions, tree planting, tea and scones, ending with a short service. 01300 341345 (www.hilfieldfriary.org.uk)

18 "Tall Trees - Thorncombe" by Peter Hope Herrison Hall, Charlton Down, Nr Dorchester, 7.30pm. A programme of English Music for voices and instruments celebrating Trees and the Landscape. The Briantspuddle Singers and singers from St Mary's Middle school, Puddletown. Conductor Richard Hall. Tickets £10 ( £5 for school students ) available from choir members or on the door. 01929 552972

18 - 6/7 Colour Line and Thread Upstairs Gallery, Town Mill, Lyme Regis Open 10.30am - 5pm every day. Exhibits by 5 local artists. Free entry. Several land art installations will have been erected in the vacinity for the duration of the exhibition. (email: jccalder@gmail.com)

18 - 19 Cerne Abbas Open Gardens Cerne Abbas 25 private gardens open between 2 - 6pm. Day ticket to all gardens adults £5, accompanied children free. Teas in the Vicarage Garden, plant stall in Village Square. Free car park. Proceeds to Weldmar Hospicecare trust and Charles North (a village) Charity. 01300 341311 (www.cerneabbasopengardens.org.uk)

19 West Dorset Ramblers Walk Starts from Bucky Doo Square, Bridport Town Centre, 2.30pm Please bring a drink. Contact organiser for more details. Rosemary 01308 456617

19 Cancer Resarch UK "Race for Life" Sherborne Castle, 11am. 01935 813182 (www.sherbornecastle.com) or (www.raceforlife.org)

19 Open Gardens Sunday plus mini - flower festival in the church St Mary's Church, Puddletown. Organised by Puddletown & District Horticultural Association. 11am - 5pm Coffee, light lunches and teas. Adults £4 & children under 12 are free. 6.30pm "Songs of Praise " in St Mary's Church. Proceeds to St Mary's Church Funds. 01305 848364 or 01305 849146

19 Sherborne Town Band – Music in the Park Pageant Gardens, Sherborne, 2.30pm onwards. (www.sherbornetownband.co.uk)

19 Beaminster Singers Milton Abbey, Milton Abbas, Blandford, 7.30pm. Abbey open daily from 10.30am - 5.00pm Tickets £10 available at the door. Mrs S. Doar 01258 880371

19 Wessex Strings Concert Cheap Street Church, Sherborne, 3pm 01963 251255 (www.douzelage.org)

20 Bride Valley Gardening Club Puncknowle & Swyre Village Hall. 7.30pm talk on Growing Your Own Vegetables by James Foster-Pegg from the Poundbury Garden Centre. Members free, visitors £2.

22 In the Pink Afternoon Village Hall, Burton Bradstock, 2.30-5pm. Tea, sales table and raffle in aid of Lavender Trust Breast Cancer Care

22 Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society Talk - Roses Uplyme Village Hall, Uplyme, Near Lyme Regis, 7.30pm Growing and showing by Peter Read. 01297 444034

22 Sherborne Science Café The Senior Lunch Club Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, 7.30pm. Prof Chris Rhodes - what do we do when we run out of oil? 01935 813896 (email: rwbarber@tiscali.co.uk) (www.sherbornesciencecafe.co.uk)

23 Le Jazz St Michaels Church, Church Street, Lyme Regis, 7.30pm. Le Jazz is a quartet of Sax/Clarinet, Keyboard, Guitar and Bass, who plays spontaneous music whether it is Jazz or any other style of music. Tickets £10, £8 and £5 – available from Lyme Regis Tourist Information. 01297 422138

23 – 3/7 Beaminster Festival of Music and the Arts Beaminster’s 16 th festival of music and the arts with an exciting mix of music, exhibitions, literature, theatre and workshops. Full programme available from Dorset TICs or see (www.beamfest.org.uk)

24 A Midsummer Concert of Early Music Parish Church of St. Peter and St. Paul. Charlton Horethorne, Nr. Sheborne, 7.30pm. Zadok Baroque on tour, with music by Handel, Hasse and Telemann. Tickets £10 from village shop or tel.01963 220378

24 Come to the Costa del Piddle Paddock House in Rectory Road, Piddlehinton Quiddles of Portland will be cooking their famous Paella. Enjoy the Tastes and Sounds of Spain at an evening of alfresco eating and drinking to the sweet sound of Paul Clark and his guitar. Buy sketches by cartoonist Petra Hughes. Tickets £10 to include a glass of Sangria. In aid of Piddlehinton Millennium Green. Tel. 01305 348286 / 348294 / 348117 / 348284 or 348228

24 The Rude Mechanical Theatre Co presents Gentle Harry's Farm The Abbey House, Abbotsbury, open 6pm for picnics for 7.30pm start. Open air theatre. . Please bring low chairs & picnics. Tickets £15/£10. Ring 01305 751167 In aid of St John Ambulance, Dorset 01323 501260 (www.therudemechanicaltheatre.co.uk)

24 HMS Heron Royal Naval Volunteer Band Concert St. Peter & St Paul Church, Cattistock, 7.30pm. A musical experience to remember – part of the Summer Festival organised by the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul. Tickets £8 per person including interval refreshments. Also art exhibition and flower festival. 01300 321010 (email: stoneleigh@ic24.net)

25 Dance - Ballroom, Latin and Sequence Uplyme Village Hall, Uplyme, Near Lyme Regis, 8-11pm. Everyone welcome. £4

25 Classical Guitar Concert by Stephen Kenyon St Mary's Church, Puddletown, 7.30pm Tickets £7 to include drink and nibbles in the interval. 01305 848510 or 01305 848646

25 National Childbirth Trust Cheeky Monkeys Tea Party Dorchester Borough Gardens 11am - 2pm

25 Songs For Summer Concert - Dorchester Choral Society and Gryphon School Choir Charlton Down Village Hall, Charminster, 7.30pm. Director Christine Page. Tickets £10 from 23rd May from Harmony Music, Dorchester and Londis shop, Charlton Down 01305 262005 (www.dorchessterchoralsociety.org)

25 The Quangle Wangle Choir and Crumpety Roots St Mary's Middle School, Puddletown, 7.30pm. Juliet Harwood 01305 814940julietHarwood@hotmail.com (www.qwchoir.co.uk)

25 -10/7 Beaminster Festival Exhibitions Feature Exhibition:" The Art of Nine Lives" Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Road, Beaminster. Features painting, sculpture and ceramics by nine local artisits and makers; exhibition by Beaminster and District Camera Club and an exhibition of work from Beaminster School Photgraphic Dept 01308 863577

25-26 Makers Market St Peters Church Eype, Saturday 11am-4pm, Sunday 10am-3pm. Over 40 stalls and refreshments. Free admission. M McClellan 01308 459409

25-26 Hidden Gardens of Sherborne Various gardens in Sherborne, 2pm - 5pm. A chance to see 14 of Sherborne's "hidden" gardens. Ticket to see all gardens £8 or £1.50 for individual gardens – tickets available from Sherborne TIC or Castle Gardens. 01935 815341 (www.sherbornedorset.co.uk)

25-26 Axe Vale Festival Axminster Showground, Axminster, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 9.30am-5.30pm. Floral marquee, crafts, food hall, trade stands, antiques, toys & hobbies, entertainment and more. Advance tickets at reduced rates available from local TICs. 01308 424901 (www.axevalefestival.org.uk)

26 Coast to Coast Motor Cycle Run Lyme Regis to West-Super-Mare. Annual classic motorcycle run. The Race will be started by The Mayor at 10am from Marine Parade. (www.wcmcc.org.uk)

26 Bridport Vintage Market St Michael's Art & Vintage Quarter, Bridport DT6 3RR Bridport's Vintage Market takes place on the last Sunday of each month and is open from 12pm til 4pm. Lots of stalls, music and café. 07879 051362 (www.oldalbion.co.uk)

26 Tess of the D'Urbervilles' Millennium Green, off Rax Lane, Bridport, 6.30pm. New Hardy Players present this play in the open air (In WI Hall if wet). Bring picnic, chairs and rugs. Tickets £8 from History Centre, Gundry Lane, Bridport 01308 458703/459039

26 Teddy Bears Picnic Dorchester Borough Gardens, 12 noon - 4pm

26 Music for a Summer's Afternoon Sherborne Girls School, 2pm - 5pm. Drinks on the lawn followed by a vintage inspired afternoon tea whilst listening to the sound of Opera Sulis who will perform popular Operatic arias and duets as well as songs from the shows. Tickets £20 each - raising funds for Diabetes UK 01823 324007 (www.diabetes.org.uk/swopera2011)

26 Castleton Waterwheel Open Day Oborne Road, Sherborne 11am - 5pm 01963 250206 (www.castletonwaterwheelmuseum.org.uk)

27 Wessex Morris Men - Colin's Tour Dancing at The Smugglers Inn, Osmington Mills at 7.30pm, Bridge Inn, Preston 8.15pm and Springhead, SuttonPoyntz at 9pm. (www.wessexmorrismen.co.uk)

27 Treacle Eater Clog – North West Morris Dancing Rose & Crown, Bradford Abbas at 8pm and Kings Arms, Thornford at 9pm

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

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