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What's on in and around West Dorset

February 2012

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 and Chants from around the World United Church, South Street, Dorchester. First Wednesday of the month, 7pm-9pm. £5 (email: sanctusdorset@hotmail.com)

02 Powerstock Cinema: Bridesmaids (2011) Powerstock Hut, Powerstock 7.30pm. Licensed bar and snacks available. Tickets £4 on door. 01308 485375 (email: info@powerstockcinema.co.uk) (www.powerstockcinema.co.uk)

02 Ramblers Walk: from West Bay Meet at Station Car Park, West Bay, Bridport, 10am. 5 mile walk via North Hill. Please contact organiser to confirm details. 01935 472826 (www.somersetramblers.co.uk)

02 Antiques Valuation Day Alexandra Hotel, Pound Street, Lyme Regis, 10am-1pm. Valuers available in: silver, jewellery, porcelain, paintings, collectables, clocks, watches and a general valuer. £1.50 per item. In aid of Action Medical Research.

02 Meet The Author Lunch - Sewart Binns 'Conquest' Alexandra Hotel, Pound Street, Lyme Regis, 12.30pm – 3.00pm, £26.50 per head Including a 2-course lunch and a signed copy of ‘Conquest’ the best-selling debut historical novel of 2011 at the Alexandra Hotel. Bookings: Hannah at (email: events@hotelalexandra.co.uk) Tel: 01297 442010

02 Lyme Regis Society Talk - The Great Sir Thomas Acland - Voyaguer Extraordinaire Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, 2.30pm. Talk by Dr Keith Orrell. £2 members, £3 visitors to include refreshments. 01297 445503

02 Dorset Driver Q & A Stratton Village Hall, 7.30pm. Update your driving skills with police trainer Geoff Parsons. All welcome.

02 Sherborne Snowdrop Memorial Service Lady Chapel, Sherborne Abbey, 10.30am. Weldmar Hospicecare Trust 01305 767525

02 Lyme Regis Snowdrop Memorial Service Baptist Church, Lyme Regis, 11am. Weldmar Hospicecare Trust 01305 7675250

03 DNHAS Archaeology Lecture Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, 7.30pm. Three members talk about some of their recent archaeological research experiences. Free entry, donations invited. 01305 262735 (www.dorsetcountymuseum.org)

03 Dorset Wildlife Trust Talk: Farming and Conservation Bridport United Church, East St, Bridport, 7.30pm. Illust. talk by Will Best.

03 Free lunchtime recital – organ Cheap Street Church, Sherborne, 1.30pm. 01935 812249 (www.sherborne.org)

03-05 Folk Music Weekend Hilfield Friary, Nr. Dorchester. A Sense of Time and Place. Weekend of traditional and contemporary folk music. Come and join in, perform or just listen. Suggested donation for full board £95. 01300 341741 (www.hilfeildfriary.org.uk)

04 Ceilidh with Jigs for Gigs St Mary's Hall, South Street, Bridport, 7.30pm – 11pm. With caller Jane Thomas. Bring and share supper with soft drinks, bring wine/beer. Advance Tickets £7 from Jaxsons, West St, Bridport or £8 on door 01308 423442 (email: monty3dayslate@yahoo.co.uk)

04 Talk: Something Old - Something New Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. Treasures saved by the Art Fund for our Museums and Galleries. Talk given by Anthony Pugh-Thomas. Members £3 Visitors £5 Brian Harper 01747 838810

04 Dorchester Zumbathon Herrison Hall, Charlton Down, Dorchester, 10.30am - 12pm. In aid of Julia's House. Over 11's and adults. £5 each. 07710 983322 (email: livvyjones24@yahoo.co.uk)

04 Spirit of Bridport Community Fair Bridport Art Centre, South Street, Bridport, 10am-1pm. Stalls include community organisations, food, art and heritage. (www.spiritofbridport.org)

04 The Enigma of T.E. Lawrence' lecture by Peter Preen United Church, South Street, Dorchester, 6.45pm. NT Members £2.50, Non-Members £3.00 01305 770667

05 Dorchester Snowdrop Memorial Service St Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester, 3pm. In aid of Weldmar Hospicecare Trust 01305 767525

06 Community Lectures 2012 - Flood and Coast Risk - " Does It Matter For The South West? " The Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester, 7pm. Lecture with Nick Lyness Admission free but by ticket only available from the school. Donations welcomed at the end of each lecture supporting charitable causes. (email: stcainr@thomas-hardye.dorset.sch.uk)

07 Dorchester French Circle Meeting Tolpuddle Room, United Church, Dorchester, Informal meeting 7.30pm, formal meeting 8pm “Histoire de l’usine Westland” 01305 854025 (www.dorchesterfrenchcircle.org)

07 Lyme Regis Art Group Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, 2pm-4pm. Demonstration ‘Landscape in water-based Oils’ . by Roy Lang. Lyme Regis Art Group Demonstrations £4 for visitors.

08 DNHAS Geology Lecture Series: Ten Years of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, 7pm. Talk by Dr.Sam Rose (DCC Jurassic Coast Team). What has the Jurassic Coast done for us? Free Entry-£3 Donation Encouraged. Tel: 01305 262735 (www.dorsetcountymuseum.org)

08 Spring Lunch & Learn The Eastbury Hotel, Long Street, Sherborne. Lecture by Julian Halsby MA RBA FRSA "The genius of Claude Monet", two course lunch with wine. £39 per person. Booking essential.01935 813131 (www.theeastburyhotel.co.uk)

08 Sherborne Flicks - "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, 7.30pm. Tickets £5 available from Sherborne TIC 01935 815341 (www.sherborneartslink.org.uk)

08 Sherborne School Choral Society Sherborne Abbey, 7.30pm. Music by Haydn, Durufle and Poulenc. Tickets £15, £12 and £10 available from Sherborne School Reception 01935 812249 (www.sherborne.org)

09 Bridport Snowdrop Memorial Service St Mary's & St Catherine RC Church, Victoria Grove, Bridport, 11.30am. In aid of Weldmar Hospicecare Trust. 01305 767525

09 Lunchtime concert: Dorchester Piano Trio Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, 1pm. Sally Flann, Russell Dawson and Peter Oakes. Free entry – donation of £3 encouraged! 01305 756827

09 The Shady Garden The Conference Room, Kingston Maurward College, Nr. Dorchester, 7.30pm. An illustrated talk by Alan Admondson (garden designer & consultant). Refreshments, raffle, plant sales. Visitors welcome (£2.50)

10 Free lunchtime recital – Singers Cheap Street Church, Sherborne, 1.30pm. 01935 812249 (www.sherborne.org)

10 Jazz at Sherborne School Sherborne School Dining Hall,Sherborne, Bar from 7.30pm, dinner served from 8pm Enjoy dinner to the sound of Sherborne School Swing Band. Tickets £20 from Sherborne School Reception. 01935 812249 (www.sherborne.org)

10 Quiz Night Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, 7pm. Rotary Club of Sherborne. Tickets £8 – from Sherborne TIC

11 Our Daily Bread Hilfield Friary, Dorchester, 10am – 4pm. Led by Br Sam. Explore our relationship with food - where it comes from, how it is produced. A lunch of bread available. For information and to book: 01300 341741 (www.hilfeildfriary.org.uk)

11 Rotary Quiz Night Wootton Fitzpaine Village Hall Quiz Night over supper . Ticket only - available from Lyme Regis Rotarians. All 2011 proceeds went to Life Education Wessex (email: secretary@lymeregisrotary.org)

11 "The life and death of a country policeman" Loders Village Hall, near Bridport, 2pm – 4.30pm. Talk by Judy Rouse. Somerset and Dorset Family History Society. Members £1.50. Visitors £2.00 01935 812347

11 Stand Up Dorchester Corn Exchange, Dorchester, 8.15pm. Comedy Night featuring Tim Clark, Colin Owens, Matt Dwyer and compere Geoff Whiting. Adult £8 from Dorchester TIC 01305 267992 / 266926

11 Romantic Film Double Powell Theatre, Sherborne. A nostalgic romantic double bill - "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" at 5.20pm followed by "Breakfast at Tiffany's" at 7.30pm. Tickets £5 each or £9 for both - available from Sherborne TIC. 01935 815341

11 80s Disco with DJ Notorious TOG Lyme Regis Football Club, the Davey Fort Ground, Charmouth Road, Lyme Regis.Bar, drinks specials, free entry.

12 Starving Poets' Society The Old Tea House, 44 High West Street, Dorchester, 4pm-5.30pm. 2nd Sunday of the month Cream tea and poetry with Beth Blake, Debbie and Derrick Dalley. Children welcome. Cost £8.50 per person. Please drop into T O T H and sign the Poets' handbook.

15 Family Activity – A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, 10.30am – 12pm. £3 per child (must be accompanied). 01305 756827

16 Lunchtime Concert Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, 1pm. Mike Denham – solo piano. Scott Joplin and the Ragtime Professors. Free entry/Collection. 1pm. (www.mikedenham.co.uk)

16 Children's Art Buffet Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, 10.30-12.30 & 2.00-4.00. Free entry - all material provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 01935 815899 (www.sherborneartslink.org.uk)

16-18 Pipe Up Winter Workshop St Michael's Church, Lyme Regis. A 3-day event with appropriate seasonal theme. (www.pipeup.org.uk)

17 Bridport & West Dorset Music Club Concert: Katie Stillman and Simon Lane Colfox School, Bridport, 7.45pm. Includes music by Beethoven, Prokofiev and Suk 01308 423110

18 Books, Coffee and Cake. Moreton Village Hall, 10am - 12 noon. Selection of as new books for just 25p a book. Home made cake & coffee/tea. Donation of books always welcome. Maeve 01929 463221

18 Water Springs in the Wildernes - a Pre-Lent Quiet Day Hilfield Friary, Dorchester,10am – 4pm. Individual and church groups welcome. Bread and soup provided. Suggested donation £10. For information and to book: 01300 341741 (www.hilfeildfriary.org.uk)

18 Book Fair Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, 9.30am - 4pm 01803 613356

18 Dateline Antiques Fair Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, 9am - 4pm 01963 370986

18 Vinyl Saturday Various venues in Bridport Town Centre 07429 102645 (www.vinylsaturday.co.uk)

18 Charles Dickens written and performed by Pip Utton Melbury Osmond Village Hall. 01935 83410 (www.pip-utton.com)

21 Lyme Regis Art Group Demonstration ‘Shell Fishing Boats in Watercolour’ Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, 2pm-4pm. Demonstration by Andrew Law £4 for visitors.

22 Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society Talk - Local Butterflies and their Lifestyles Uplyme Village Hall, Uplyme, Near Lyme Regis, 7.30pm. Talk by David Cox. 01297 444034

22 Emma Lady Hamilton: Scandal Celebrity & Art Bridport Arts Centre, South St, Bridport, 2.30pm. WDD Fine Arts Society talk with Dr Kate Williams. Exploring Emma's impact on art of the period. 01308 897209

22 Spring Lunch & Learn The Eastbury Hotel, Long Street, Sherborne. Lecture by Felicity Herring BA MA on "Nelson, Trafalgar and Marine Painting", two course lunch with wine plus refreshments throughout the day. £39 per person. Booking essential.01935 813131 (www.theeastburyhotel.co.uk)

22 Sherborne Science Café Senior Lunch Club, Digby Road, Sherborne, 7.30pm. "The future is never urgent". 01935 813896 (www.sherbornesciencecafe.co.uk)

23 Ramblers Walk: from Mapperton Meet at Mapperton Village, nr Beaminster, 10am. A 5 mile walk via Burcombe and North Poorton. Please contact organiser to confirm details. 01935 881317 (www.somersetramblers.co.uk)

23 The Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance - talk by Bill Sivewright St. George's Hall, Fordington, Dorchester, 2.30pm. Hear about the daily operations of the helicopter team. NT Members £2.50, Non-Members £3.00 01305 787810

24 Time and Tide, Robin Plowman, Sophie Bond and Geoff Payne present: Who's Alfeard? Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, 7.30pm. Tales of Dorset's seadogs, soldiers and smuggling men. Heroic deeds recounted in story and song. Tickets £9 (£10 on the door). Tel: 01305 262735 (www.dorsetcountymuseum.org)

24 Free lunchtime rectial – Piano Cheap Street Church, Sherborne, 1.30pm. 01935 812249 (www.sherborne.org)

24 Antiques Auction Long Street Sale Rooms, Sherborne. Antiques, silver, jewellery, watches, wines and spirits. 01935 812277 (www.charterhouse-auction.com)

24 Quiz Night Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, 7.30pm. Tickets £8 per person incl. fish & chip supper. Teams of 6 people. In aid of Friends of the Yeatman Hospital. Tickets from Marsh’s in Sherborne. 01935 815806

25 Snowdrop Day Hilfield Friary, Dorchester. With Br.Vincent. Explore the grounds of Hilfield Friary. Bring a packed lunch. Donations to the National Garden Scheme. For information and to book: 01300 341741 (www.hilfeildfriary.org.uk)

25 Purbeck Big Band Concert The Corn Exchange, Dorchester, 7.45pm. Dorchester District Scout Council present their 10th Purbeck Big Band concert with Tanya Lonergan and Sam Merrick. Tickets £6.50 available from Dorchester TIC: 01305 267992. Proceeds to Dorchester District Scout funds. 01305 267992 / 01305 263005

25 Step into Spring Barn Dance Broadmayne Village Hall. Music from Black Sheep. Tickets £8 Adults, £5 Children, including ploughman’s supper- available from Broadmayne Village Shop. Profits to Cancer Research UK & Julia’s House 01305 853529

25 The Heartstrings Quartet Portesham Village Hall, 8pm. Two renowned duos from the Irish tradition. 01305 871925

25 Auction of Promises The George, Charmouth, 8pm. In aid of Charmouth Library. Action promises welcomed. 01297 561214

25-26 Past meets Present Archaeological weekend. Saturday : am Roman Dorchester, pm Maiden Castle; Sunday am South Dorset Ridgeway, pm Abbotsbury. Cost £30 or individual walks £8 each. 01305 839394 (email: tripp.chris60@gmail.com)

27 "How to be a Tourist Abroad: Stourhead & The Grand Tour" Bridport United Church, East St, Bridport 01308 863577

28 Billy Down's Wartime Secret Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Rd, 3.30pm. Tel: 01308 863577

28 Dorchester French Circle Meeting Tolpuddle Room, United Church, Dorchester. Des jeux pour ameliorer votre connaissance du francais. Informal meeting from 7.30pm, formal meeting from 8pm. Tel: 01305 854025 (www.dorchesterfrenchcircle.org)

28 Lyme Regis Society Talk Regent Cinema, Lyme Regis. Films with a connection to Lyme Regis and Dorset, by David Johnson, Cinema manager

28 Lunchtime Concert: Thomas Hardye School Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, 1pm. Free entry – donation of £3 encouraged. 01305 756827

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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