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What's on in and around West Dorset

September 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

02 Whirrs, Cogs and Thingamabobs Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, 3.30pm. Maurice Collins talks about his fantastic collection of amazing gizmos, gadgets and inventions, currently on show at the Museum. £3, children free.

02-04 Music at Plush Plush Church, 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 02032 861885 (www.musicatplush.net)

02-04 Bath & West Gardening Show The Showground, Shepton Mallet. Saver tickets available from Sherborne TIC. (www.bathandwest.com)

03 Craft & Country Garden Market Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, 10am - 4pm. Free admission 01749 677049

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

03 Ceilidh with Teasing the Cat St. Mary's Hall (Church House), South Street, Bridport, 7.30pm, Tickets £7.50 from Jaxsons Delicatessen, West Street, Bridport or £8.50 on door. Soft drinks; 'Bring & Share' supper-bring your own beer! 01308 423442

03 Local Walk and Cream Tea Meet at Bradpole Church, Bridport, meet at 2pm for this escorted 3 mile walk to Boarsbarrow and the Asker Valley before returning for a cream tea in the church. £3.50 includes cream tea

03 Ramblers Walk via Lewesdon and Stoke Abbot Broadwindsor Craft Centre GR440025, meet at 10am for this 5 mile walk. Contact leader to confirm details.01935 473951

03 Bridport & District Gardening Club Late Summer Show United Church Hall, East St, Bridport, 12.30-3.30pm. Open classes with flowers, arrangements, photography, vegetables and refreshments. 01308 456762 .

03 Talk by Dr Keki Sidhwa - Overcoming Acute and Chronic Diseases without Drugs Woodmead Small Hall, Hill Road, Lyme Regis Talk by an internationally renowned expert in natural living and nature cure. £7 adults, £5 concessions 01297 443135

03 A Summer Operatic Evening with Virginia King and Friends Eype Centre for the Arts, Eype, Nr. Bridport, 7pm. Programme includes scenes from popular operative favourites. Bring a picnic. Tickets £12 (Friends £10.50) available from Bridport TIC.

03 - 04 Wessex Military Band Bucky Doo Square & Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport. Celebrating 30 eyars of music making, Wessex Military Band will give a free performance in Bucky Doo Square on 3 rd September from 10am-3pm, followed by a midnight reunion/anniversary party in the Youth Club at 7pm and main concert on 4 th at 6pm in the Arts Centre - £8.50/£6.50 01308 424204

03 - 04 Dorset County Show Dorchester Showground Over 450 tradestands & 6000 animals, Bolddog Lings Mootorbikes, Titan the Robot, Shaun Ellis the Wolfman and much more. 8.30am - 6pm. Saver tickets from West Dorset TICs (www.dorsetcountyshow.co.uk)

04 St Swithuns Band Promenade, West Bay 2-4pm

04 Dorset Archaeological Days Walk: Pilsdon Pen Pilsdon Pen Car Park at DT6 5NY Grid Ref ST414011, 10.30am. With Claire Pinder, Dorset County Council. 2 miles, 2hours. 01305 224921 (email: c.j.pinder@dorsetcc.gov.uk)

04 Cream Teas Frampton Village Hall, from 3pm. In Aid of Hearing Dogs for the Deaf 01300 320666

05 Morris Dancing with Treacle Eater Clog Dancing at The Weavers, Sherborne 8pm with Wyvern Jubilee Morris. Tel. 01963 210562 or 01935 823977 (www.treacleeaterclog.org.uk)

06 Evening Visit and Tour of 'Peppers By Post', West Bexington Depart from Uplyme Village Hall Car Park in shared cars at 5.15pm £3 members, £5 non members to include refreshments. 07831 533580

07 Dorchester Horticultural Society - Monthly Meeting St Georges Church Hall, Fordington 7.30pm. Visitors and new members are welcome. Speaker Jennifer Trehane on Blueberries and Cranberries.

07- 15 Dorset Architectural Heritage Week Various venues across the County. Access to many properties that are normally closed to the public or charge for entry. 01202 888992 (email: dahw@edht.org.uk) (www.edht.org/dahw.aspx)

08 Charity Event in aid of Help For Heroes Spice Centre, High West Street, Dorchester, 7.30pm. Poole, Bridport & Yeovil District Oddfellows supporting Help For Heroes present a Grand Charity Buffet plus live entertainment.. Tickets £16 01305 269979/267450

08 Charles Darwin Woodmead Hall, View Road, Lyme Regis Charles Darwin: His life, his influence, his ideas. Illustrated presentation by David Conran. Members of Museum £2, Visitors £3 including refreshments 01297 445537

08 - 11 Heritage Open Days 2011 0844 3351884 (email: hods@english-heritage.org.uk) (www.heritageopendays.org.uk)

08 Dorchester Film Society Corn Exchange, Dorchester, 7.30pm. First film of the season starting with " Leaving" an emotional Franch marital drama. Members only. (www.dorchesterfilmsociety.org.uk)

10 St George's Church Table Top Sale St George's Church Hall, Dorchester, 9am - 12 noon Tables available £10 each (payable in advance) 01305 268179

10 An Apple for My Eye with Eclipse Eype Centre for the Arts, Eype, Bridport, 7.30pm. A celebration of rich celtic traditions alongside English baroque and music of the British Isles Tickets £13 (friends £11.50) available from Bridport TIC 01308 424901

10 - 29 "A Tribute to Norman Welsford" Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Road, Beaminster 01308 863577

11 Dorset Young Musicians in Concert Electric Palace Theatre, South St, Bridport, 5pm To include solos on piano, flute, guitar, violin, cello & percussion. Tickets £7 (under 16's £2) from Bridport TIC (or Bridport Music) 01308 424901

11 Eggardon Kite Festival Eggardon Hill, Nr. Bridport, 10am to 4.30pm. The famous kite festival atop the magnificent iron age hillfort of Eggardon Hill. Adults £1, children 50p. 01308 485474

11 Charity Poultry Auction Gaggle of Geese, Buckland Newtown, 10am. Includes BBQ & pig roast, raffle and outside bar, car boot sale, craft stalls, farmers’ market. Entry £1 under 12s free. 01300 345249

12 Wessex Morris Men - Jim's Tour Dancing at The Gaggle of Geese, Buckland Newton at 7.30pm and The Hunters Moon, Middlemarsh at 8.15pm (www.wessexmorrismen.co.uk)

13 Bridport History Society Talk - the History of the Drax Family Bridport United Church, East St, Bridport, 2.30pm. “From Barbados to Dorset” tells the story of the Drax Family by Jane Ferentzi-Shephard. £2 inc. refreshments .01308 456876 / 488034

14 "A Farm For The Future" The Corn Exchange, Dorchester, 7.30pm. A film by renowned photographer Rebecca Hosking telling how she set out to transform her family's farm in Devon to stay productive in the future without abundant fossil fuels and agrochemicals. Screened by Transition Town Dorchester - all welcome. 07760 313305 (email: info@transitiontowndorchester.org)

15 Euro Travel Evening - "The Lure of Polar Regions: whales, polar bears and other mammals" Senior Lunch Club Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne 7.30pm. Illustrated talk by Mark Tatchell, Arctic Explorer, ecologist, lecturer and presenter. 01963 251255

16 Blagovest Ensemble – Russian Choral Music St. Mary’s Church, Netherbury, 7.30pm. Tickets £10 01308 488757 / 488764

16-18 Bridport Hat Festival 2011 Various venues throughout Bridport. Lots going on including live music, trade stands, exhibitions, workshops, talks, entertainment, food & drink and a wonderful hat cometition! (www.bridporthatfest.org)

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

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

17 Books, Coffee & Cake Moreton Village Hall, 10am - 12 noon. 01929 463221

17 The Sound of Tess: Discovering Baron Frederic d'Erlanger and his Opera. The Victorian Gallery, Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, 7.30pm. An illustrated talk with music. Tickets £12/£10 from.01305 251501 (email: info@hardysociety.org)

17 International Staff Songsters from the Salvation Army Sherborne Abbey 7pm. Tickets £8/ £10 from 01935 474928 (email: derek.lush@zen.co.uk)

17 Coffee Morning & Sale Bridport United Church, East St, Bridport, 10am-12 noon. In Aid of the Bridport & West Dorset Music Club. Stalls for cakes, preserves, books, bric-a-brac, raffle etc. 01308 456297 or 01308 422286

17 Hemstock – The Festival on the Farm Near Evershot. Main festival stage plus literary tent. (www.hemstockfestival.co.uk)

18 Bridgend Male Choir St Michael’s Church, Church Street, Lyme Regis, 3pm. The choir return to Lyme with traditional Welsh favourites, choral and opera classics. Tickets from Lyme Regis TIC. Adult £10, Concession £8 Child £5. 01297 442138

17-25 Lyme Regis ArtsFest Various venues throughout Lyme Regis. Open studios, workshops and events around the town. 01297 444962 (www.lymeregisartsfest.com)

18 Ramblers Walk via West Bexington and Puncknowle Burton Bradstock National Trust Car Park, meet at 10.30am. A 12 mile walk. Contact leader to confirm details.01935 477273

19 Salsa Dance Exercise The Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis, 10.30-11.30am FREE taster session! Salsa Aerobics, Wiggle, giggle and get fit! 01297 624001 or 07767 816910 (www.salsadx.com)

20 Bride Valley Gardening Club Puncknowle & Swyre Village Hall, 7.30pm Talk on “jobs to do in the Autumn” by Philip Gamble.

21 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

21 "Cider and Dorset Farm Work" Charlton Down Village Hall, Charlton Down, 7.30pm. Charlton Down Local History Group. James Crowden will present the talk which includes a tasting session. (email: pmdsmith481@btinternet.com)

21 John Bullock – A Night of Dorset Song The Chapel in the Garden, East Street, Bridport, doors open 7pm. With special guest Alastair Chisholm as “The Narrator” plus accompaniment from Helen Coombs and Emily Hicks. In aid of Bridport Museum. Tickets £7 in advance from The Coach House, Gundry Lane or Bridport Music, South Street, or £8 on door. 01308 458703 / 425707

22 Ramblers Walk via Mangerton and West Milton The Half Moon, Melplash nr Bridport, meet at 10.30am for this 6 mile walk. Contact leader to confirm details.01935 473754

23 A Dorset Evening with Bonny Sartin West Stafford Village Hall, 7.30pm. An evening of songs, stories and poems. Tickets £10.00 to include a Ploughman's Supper and Dorset Apple Cake. 01305 261800 (www.weld-hospice.org.uk)

24 Last Night of the Proms Digby Hall, Sherborne. Sherborne Town Band's annual, prestigious Last Night of the Proms concert including a performance by the Youth Band. (www.sherbornetownband.co.uk)

24 Somerset & Dorset Family History Day Highlands End Holiday Park, Eype, Bridport, 10am – 6pm. Michael Gandy and Mike Bolton speak about family history. All welcome! -free admission 01935 389611 (www.sdfhs.org)

24 Learn how to hand felt Town Mill Community Room, Town Mill Complex, Lyme Regis Hourly sessions. Booking essential £5, £3. 01308 425462 or 07540 925238 (email: jennyfcb@gmail.com) or visit: (www.jenniferfrances.co.uk)

24 Vocal Masterclass on The Art of Bel Canto Dorford Baptist Church, Bridort Road, Dorchester Dorset, 10.30am-4pm. With soprano/singing teacher Michelle Nova and vocal anatomy professor Pat Collins also singers from La Nova Studios. Please bring lunch and drinks. £20 Payable in advance. 01202 470307 / 07866 607427 (www.lanovastudios.co.uk)

24 International pianist Sophia Lisovskaya Eype Centre for the Arts, nr. Bridport, 7.30pm. A solo recital by this immensely talented international pianist. Tickets £13 (Friends £11.50) from Bridport TIC (www.eypechurcharts.co.uk)

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

25 Bandstand Marathon - Durnovaria Silver Band Borough Gardens, Dorchester, 2pm

25 Autumn Specialist Garden and Craft Fair Mapperton Gardens, Nr. Beaminster, 10am – 4pm. Over 25 stalls of specialist nurseries and gifts from the South and West of England. Special admission price of £3. 01935 424724 (www.mapperton.com)

26 Thomas Hardye School Community Lecture Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester, 7pm. " Has Science Failed to Save our Oceans?" by Dr Simon Cripps. Admission free but by ticket only available from the school. (email: rcain@thomas-hardye.dorset.sch.uk)

26 "The Manor Houses of Dorset" Bridport United Church, East St, Bridport, 7.30pm. Illustrated talk by Una Russell and Audrey Grindrod. Presented by the Golden Cap Centre of the National Trust. Non - members welcome.01308 863577

28 Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society Talk - Wildlife in the Garden Friend or Foe Uplyme Village Hall, Uplyme, Near Lyme Regis, 7.30pm. With David Manners. 01297 444034

28 Dorset Wine Society The Brownsword Hall, Pummery Square, Poundbury, Dorchester. £30 per person to include wine and canapes on arrival. A two course supper with wine will be served after the tasting. Advance Booking required 01308 427500

28 Sherborne Science Café The Senior Lunch Club Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, 7.30pm. Les Rose – “scientific medicine: what it is and how it can be misunderstood”. 01935 813896 (email: rwbarber@tiscali.co.uk) (www.sherbornesciencecafe.co.uk)

28 Art Lecture – The Life and Art of Edgar Degas Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, 7.30pm. Illustrated talk by Julian Halsby. Tickets £7.50, to include a complimentary drink – available from Sherborne TIC (www.sherborneartslink.org.uk)

28/8-4/9 The Monday Artists' Exhibition The Butterfly House, Castle Gardens, Sherborne, open daily 11am to 5pm (to 3pm on Sunday 4th September) 01308 863577

29 UK to Beijing - by bicycle The Victorian Hall, Dorset County Museum, High West St, Dorchester. Free entry, recommended donation £3 Instead of cycling the usual 13 miles to work one day, Chris Smith kept on pedalling. 13 mths and 16,500 miles later he arrived in Beijing (www.dorsetcountymuseum.org)

29 "West Dorset Humanists Meeting - Thomas Hardy and the Poetry of Unbelief" The Wessex Royale Hotel, 32 High West St, Dorchester, 7.30pm £2 donation suggested 07921 311518 (email: westdorsethunmanists@hotmail.com)

30 Palmers Wine Society Palmers Brewery, West Bay Road, Bridport DT6 4JA Tickets £12.50 per person includes wine and canapes. Advance booking required.01308 427500 (www.palmerswinestore.com)

30 Stand Up Dorchester – Comedy Night Corn Exchange, Dorchester. Comedy with three great comedians and compere. Tickets available from Dorchester TIC. 01305 267992. Profits to “Read Easy”. (email: standupdorchester@live.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
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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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