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What's on in and around West Dorset

March 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 Light and Contrast Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis, 2-4pm. Demonstration by Terry Whitworth, Lyme Regis Art Group. Visitors £4

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

02 Made in Dagenham – flm Milborne St. Andrew Village Hall, 8pm

03 Quiz Evening St George's Church Hall, Dorchester, 7.30pm. Come as a team of 4 or come and make up a team. Tickets £5 including supper- please bring drink. Tickets from Harmony Music in aid of The Children's Society. 01305 262436 / 262668

03 Local Birds - Their Magic and Mystery Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, 2.30pm. David Cox talks about the birdlife of Lyme Regis and surrounding area - with pictures. 01297 443370 (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk)

03-05 Bridport Youth Dance present Reflexions Bridport Arts Centre, South St, Bridport A collaborative production of work created by Nikki Northover with additional choreography. Tickets £9 adults/children & students £6. 01308 424204

03-05 Something Old Something new by Burton Bradstock Players Burton Bradstock Village Hall, 7.30pm. A revue to celebrate 30 years of the players. Tickets £7 adults, £5 under 16s – available from Burton Post Office.

04 Women's World Day of Prayer Service St Michael's Church, Church Street, Lyme Regis, 2pm. By the Christian Women of Chile.

04 Hidden Dorset W.I. Hall, North Street, Bridport, 7.30pm. Friends of Bridport Millennium Green present an evening with Colin Varndell Tickets £5/£2.50 from The Book Shop, Bridport. 01308 422286

05 Acrylic Workshop with Marilyn Allis The Village Hall, Gussage All Saints, Wimborne, 10am-3.30pm. Special offer - each student will receive £80 worth of materials free. Cost £60 07789026546 (www.marilynallis.co.uk)

05 Craft and Country Garden Market Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, 10am - 4pm West Country Fairs 01749 677049

05 Mind Body & Spirit Fayre Electric Palace, South Street, Bridport, 10am-4pm. Free entry. (www.psychicfayre.com)

05 The Occasional Singers - Sacred Choral Classics St Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester, 7.30pm. Tickets £8 / £2 students - refreshments included, available from Dorchester TIC 01305 267992 (www.occasionals.org)

05 Yoga Day Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum, 10am – 4pm. With Corrie van Rijn. Course £50 to include lunch and refreshments. Book all 4 courses throughout the year and receive a discount. 01300 320684 (www.kingcombe.org)

05 Dorset Women's Day Dorford Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester, 10.30am-4pm. Workshops, crafts, activities and creche. All day café from Vintage Dorset Free event. 01305 252204 (day), (email: fantasticdorsetwomen@yahoo.co.uk) (www.wandwomen.org.uk)

05 - 13 Forde Abbey Crocus Week Forde Abbey, Nr Winsham, Dorset, 10am – 4pm,

05-06 Fossil Fantastic Weekend Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth. Booking essential.01297 560772 (www.charmouth.org)

06 The Forde Abbey Plant and Gardening Fair Forde Abbey, Nr Winsham, Dorset,10am - 4pm. Entry to the fair, together with the tea room, Abbey Nursery, gift shop and kitchen garden is free. 01460 220231 (email: info@fordeabbey.co.uk)

06 Muddy Wellies Volunteering Day Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum,10am - 4pm. Free lunch and refeshments. Any or no skills appreciated so get involved make new friends and contribute to the success of Kingcombe 01300 320684 (www.kingcombe.org)

08 Bridport History Society Talk: The Hidden Treasures of Dorset Bridport United Church Hall, East Street, Bridport, 2.30pm Talk by Chris Tripp who leads groups from the Kingcombe Centre. Members 50p, guests £2 including refreshments. 01308 456876

08 Stress Reduction Through Mindfulness Othona Community Centre, Burton Bradstock, 10am-12pm. New 8 week course from £160 01308 898337 (www.susanhowse.co.uk)

10 Prize Bingo The Vic Pub, 33 Maud Road, Dorchester, tickets on sale 7pm, eyes down 7.30pm. In aid of The Special Baby Care Unit at Dorchester County Hospital. Prizes donated by local shops and attractions plus raffle. 01305 267944

11 Dogs Without Collars Comrades Hall, Broadwindsor, 7.45pm. Rock the night away. Ticket £8 (to include light supper) Beer,wine and soft drinks available. In support of Broadwindsor, Burstock and Blackdown Churches. 01308 868120 / 01460 30661

12 The 18th Century Gentleman's Pleasures and Pastimes Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, 7.30pm. An evening with Marcus Cannon, Georgian re-enactor. Tickets £7.50 01305 262735 (www.dorsetcountymuseum.org/events)

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

12 Dorchester and District Action Bible Group Society Coffee Morning United Church, South Street, Dorchester, 9.45 - 11.45am

12 Sensory Herbcraft Workshop Mind Body Spirit Centre, Dorchester, 1pm-3pm. Workshop exploring the 4 most commonly found plants and the potential of herbal medicine. £15.00 07830 195745 (www.sensorysolutions.co.uk)

12 Sherborne Jazz Plume of Feathers, Half Moon Street, Sherborne, 8pm. Sherborne Jazz presents pianist John Law's new "Opt" Trio. Tickets £12 on the door, £8 full-time students, £6 under 16s 01935 816569 (www.myspace.com/sherbornejazzclub)

12 Sherborne School All Stars Swing, Food and Wine Music School Atrium & School Dining Hall, Sherborne School, 7.30pm. Enjoy a buffet dinner to the sound of Sherborne School Swing. Tickets £20 available from School Reception 01935 812249

13 Barry Long Foundation International DVD Showings 2011 Age Concern, Rowan Cottage, 4 Prince of Wales Road, Dorchester, 2pm Cost £15. Speaking on Love, Life, Truth, Death and God. 01305 889533 (www.barrylong.org)

13 Willow Weaving Sculpture Workshop with Caroline Sharp Calmers View Bridport, 10am-4pm. Learn to create an abstract sculptural cone form using freshly harvested willow . Cost £45 plus materials. 01308 458787 (www.escaoetidirset.co.uk-courses)

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

13 Fair Trade Food Tasting ( suported by the Cooperative ) Uploders Chapel, Uploders, 2-4pm. Teas / coffees and bricabrac stall in aid of Indian Street Children. 01308 425037

13 Herb Walk Bridge by allotments, Dorchester, 11am. Join a herb walk along the river next to Dorchester. Tickets £5.00 07830 195745 (www.sensorysolutions.co.uk).

13 Gardens Open Q-113 Bridport Road, Dorchester, 2pm-4.30pm. Open as part of NGS and featured on Gardners’ World. £3

13/27 Beth is Back! The Old Tea House, 44 High West Street, Dorchester 4pm-5.30pm. Beth Blake, Debbie & Derrick Dalley invite you to Cream Tea and Poetry on second and last Sundays of each month. £8.00 per person 01305 267293

14 Thomas Hardye School Community Lecture Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester, 7pm. Antarctica The Expedition - Miss Lyndsay Hilton. Admission free but by ticket only - available from the school. (email: rcain@thomas-hardye.dorset.sch.uk)

14 Drawing a Portrait Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, 10am – 1pm. Workshop by Maria Barbashina - Lyme Regis Art Group, 10am – 1pm £10 per workshop. Places usually open to members first but open to visitors if there are vacant places

16 Weymouth Operatic Society - Four Part Harmony United Church, South Street, Dorchester, 7.30pm. Tickets £6 from Friends of Samaritans or on the door. In aid of Samaritans of Dorset. 01305 265575

16 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

16 Charlton Down Local History Group Herrison Hall, Charlton Down, 7.30pm. An illustrated talk by Bernard Paul, a retired Civil Engineer, on Dorset's Highways and Byeways looking at some of Dorset's hidden bridges. Entry fee £2.50 01305 269522

16,23,30 IAM Driving Road Safety Committee Room, County Hall, Dorchester 6.45pm. Dorset Group of Advanced Motorists. 3 free lectures by a Class 1 Civilian Police Driving Instructor. (email: secretary@dorsetiam.org.uk) 01305 820963

17 Euro Travel Evening - "Gardens of the French Impressionists" Castle Gardens Butterfly House, Sherborne, 7.30pm. An illustrated talk by Anna Pavord, bestselling author of "The Tulip" and gardening correspondent for The Independent. 01935 814828

17 The History Of Lyme In Ten Objects Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, 2.30pm. The Shot From The Seige of Lyme and The Iron Age/Roman Mirror – the story of two objects. 01297 443370 (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk)

18 Bridport Music Club Performance - Aquinas Piano Trio Sir John Colfox School, Bridport, 7.45pm. Includes Mozart, Beethoven and Shostakovich. 01308 423110

18 The Dorchester Association for Research into Local History & Archaeology County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester 7.30pm - approx 9pm. Visitors £2 charge. The Changing World of Museums. Dr John Murden, Director of the County Musuem.

18 Café Sci Dorchester Arts Centre, 7.30pm-9.30pm. Dr Simon Singh celebrating National Science & Engineering Week " Trick or Treatment? Alternative medicine on trial". An informal talk and discussion. 01305 266064 (email: jwardlaw@thomas-hardye.dorset.sch.uk)

18 March Market St Martin's Community Hall, Broadmayne, 2 - 3.30pm All proceeds for St Martin's Community Hall. 01305 853765

19 Blackmore Vale & Yeovil Association - A G M and talk by Alan Power, Head Gardener at Stourhead Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, 2.30pm 01747 838810 (email: brijo@waitrose.com)

19 Table Top Sale United Church, South Street, Dorchester, 10am – 1pm. Rotary Club of Dorchester Casterbridge host a table top sale with new and nearly new clothes, books, bric-a-brac, greetings cards, crafts, knitting, home made cakes and much more.

19 What Work were you Meant To Do Buckland Newton, 9.30am-1pm. A practical, fun, half day workshop on alternatives careers and how to get started. Cost £10. Booking essential - 01300 348637 (email: suewheeler@hotmail.com)

19 Photographing Maritime Lyme Photography day with local photographers Maisie Hill and Peter Wiles. Advice, discussion, fun. Digital cameras and all weather clothing needed. 15 people max. Cost £20. Book on .01297 443069 or (email: peter@lymescapes.co.uk)

19 Local Birdsong Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, 2.30pm. Recognising local birdlife by their song, David Cox tells how and why birds sing - with sound and pictures. 01297 443370 (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk)

19-20 Fossil Fantastic Weekend Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth. Join the Warden Team and guests for a fossil weekend - Booking essential. 01297 560772 (www.charmouth.org)

20 Table Top Sale Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis, 10.30am-4pm. Entrance 50p including tea/coffee. Fundraising events organised by the TheatreFriends. 01297 444209 (www.marinetheatre.com)

20 Walk on the Wild Side Blackdown Village Hall, near Beaminster, 11am. Long or short walk followed by two course lunch. £7.50 01460 30517 or 01935 83086

21 Sherborne Over 50s Group Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, 2.30pm. Guest speaker solicitor Chris Thorne. 01935 813150

22 "A Short History of the Long Bow" Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Road, Beaminster, 3.30pm. Speaker - Neil Eddiford, fletcher & expert on the 100 Years War. 01308 863577

22 Dorset Industrial Archaeology Society talk on " The Swanage Railway " by a trustee of the Railway Dorset Room, Colliton Club (opposite County Hall), Dorchester, 7.30pm. Non members welcome at £2 per person

23 Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society - AGM Uplyme Village Hall, Uplyme, Near Lyme Regis, 7.30pm. AGM folllowed by talk 'Bach Flower Remedies' with Dr Andrew Tresidder. 01297 444034

23 Dorset Wine Society The Brownsword Hall, Pummery Square, Poundbury, Dorchester. £30 pp inc wine & canapes. Wine tasting followed by a two course supper with wine. Advance booking required 01308 427500 (www.palmerswinestore.com)

24 Thomas Hollis and His Legacy to Lyme Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, 2.30pm. John Dover talks about Thomas Hollis, the 18th century benefactor. 01297 443370 (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk)

24 Michael Partington Classical Guitarist in Concert St. John’s Church, Milborne Port, Nr Sherborne, 7.30pm. Tickets £10 (under 16s £5) from Waynes & Post Office in village/Booklore & Marsh’s in Sherborne. Iin aid of Church / Friends of Milborne Port Library.

25 "William Cuming: 18th century Dorchester Physician" Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, 7.30pm. An evening with Dr Peter Down (Dorset County DFAS) Tickets £5.00 01305 262735 (www.dorsetcountymuseum.org/events)

25 Coffee Morning Bethany Chapel, Coombe Street, Lyme Regis, 10am – 12pm. In aid of Lifeboat / Air Ambulance. 01297 443210

25 Palmers Wine Society Palmers Brewery, West Bay Road, Bridport, DT6 4JA. Tickets £12.50 per person includes wine and canapes. 8-10 wines presented with the evening focused on the understanding and enjoyment of wine. Advanced booking required 01308 427500. (www.palmerswinestore.com)

26 Lyme Regis Beer Festival Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis Run by three local breweries (Mighty Hop, Town Mill and Art Brew). Entertainment, food, beer and views! Tickets available from the Town Mill Shop and other outlets 01297 445358

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

26 Don Carlos Rides Again - Barn Dance Party Milborne Port Village Hall, Nr. Sherborne, 7.30pm. .No experience necessary. Bring and share style supperl. Tickets £6 01963 251533 (email: colin@ceverest.demon.co.uk)

26 Dorchester Choral Society St Mary's Church, Dorchester, 7.30pm. Easter Tide Concert of Faure's Requiem and Panis Angelicus with Caesar Franck's Seven Last Words from the Cross. Tickets £15 and £12 from Harmony Music, Dorchester or by post from DCS Box Office, 1 Pitcote Lane, Poundbury, Dorchester DT1 3GH (please enclose sae) (email: antganon@gmail.com)

26 Artslink Study Day: Impressionism Lecture Theatre, Sherborne Girls School, 9.30am - 4.30pm. Lectures and study day on Impressionism. £45 members, £55 non-members including lunch and refreshments. 01935 815899 (email: info@sherborneartlink.org.uk)

26-27 Spring Bulbs Weekend Sherborne Castle Open 11am - 4.30pm 01935 813182 (www.sherbornecastle.com)

27 Owermoigne Antiques Fairs 2011 Owermoigne Village Hall Coffee, lunches, afternoon teas. Free entry/parking 01305 854835

27 Know Your Fossils Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, 2.30pm A talk on how fossils lived and how to find, identify and handle, with the museum's experts Paddy Howe and Chris Andrew. 01297 443370 (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk)

27 Painting like the Masters: Oils on Canvas Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum, 10am-4pm. An introduction to working like the Masters. No artistic ability necessary. All welcome. £50 to include lunch and refeshments. 01300 320684 (www.kingcombe.org)

27 The Dorchester Breakthrough Walk Maiden to Monument Starts from The Brownsword Hall, Poundbury. A 4 or 9 mile circular walk in aid of Breast Cancer Research. Registration 9am - forms from Dorchester TIC. 01305 812015 (email: janefoot@googlemail.com)

28 Annual General Meeting - Golden Cap Centre of The National Trust ( West Dorset ) Bridport United Church Hall, East Street, Bridport, 7.30pm. Speakers; Nicola Andrews, , Wessex National Trust and Helen Mann, West Dorset National Trust. 01308 863577

31 "Objections To Humanism" Wessex Royale Hotel, 32, High West Street, Dorchester, 8pm. Talk by Andrew Copson - Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association. Free. 07921 -311518 (email: westdorsethumanists@hotmail.com)

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