What's on in and around West Dorset
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
30May-02June Royal Bath and West Show The Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset. From the country’s finest livestock and over 600 trade stands to the National Cheese Awards and the UK’s biggest cider competition.Tickets £19 admits one adult and up to three children (5-15yrs) available from Bridport TIC 01308 424901, Dorchester TIC 01305 267992, Lyme Regis 01297 442138 and Sherborne TIC 01935 815341.
01 Jazz Night The Engine Room, Poundbury Gardens, Peverell Avenue Nr Dorchester DT1 3RT The Richard Abrahams Duo and an a la carte menu. 01305 257251 (www.thegardeneronline.co.uk)
01 Spring Concert Village Hall, Burton Bradstock DT6 4QS 7pm. With David Juritz, violin and Caroline Dowdle, piano. Tickets £10, available from the Village Post Office or Gill Redford Tel: 01308 897203
01-05 Dorchester Festival Free and Ticketed Events. Tickets and brochures available from Dorchester TIC 01305 267992 (www.dorchesterfestival.co.uk)
01-06 The Winterbournes Festival - A series of events throughout the valley. Family Barn Dance, Jazz Band, Scarecrows Displays and a lot more! A Jubilee Flower Festival at St. Michael's Church, Winterbourne Steepleton 2nd-5th, 10am-6pm, free. (www.dreamsandvisions2012.co.uk)
02 Open Day at the Friary to Celebrate World Environment Day Hilfield Friary, Dorchester DT2 7BE Meet the community and explore the grounds. Exhibitions, talks and BBQ. 11am-4pm, no need to book. 01300 341741
02 Jubilee Square Dance Pummery Sqaure, Poundbury. Free. 4pm-early evening. Tables and chairs, can bring a picnic.
02 Sherborne Chamber Choir Jubilee Celebration Sherborne Abbey DT9 3LQ 7pm. Tickets available from Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
02 Parnham Voices Concert to celebrate 10th anniversary and Jubilee, 7pm. £10 from Bridport TIC 01308 424901
02 Queen Bee Jubilee Tea at the Bee Shack Cafe Honeybuns, Naish Farm, Stony Lane, Holwell, Sherborne DT9 5LJ 11am-4pm (www.honeybuns.co.uk/beeshack)
02-03 Moonfleet Smuggling Festival Bagwell Touring Park, Chickerell DT3 4EA. 10am-4pm. 18th Century historical re-enactment based on the story ‘Moonfleet’ by John Mead-Falkner. In aid of Weymouth Lifeboats. More details and events at (www.facebook.com/moonfleetsmugglingfestival)
02-04 Bradpole Village Jubilee Celebrations Bradpole Church. Display of Crafts, Art & Flowers in Holy Trinity. Sat pm Music Extravaganza, Sunday Church Service, & Monday pm Village Celebration Tea with stalls, games, raffle from 2pm and ceilidh band from 6.30pm. Tel: 01308 424232 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
02-04 King Tut's Royal Treasure Hunt Tutankhamun Exhibition, Dorchester DT1 1UW 10am-5pm daily. 01305 269571 (www.tutankhamun-exhibition.co.uk)
02-05 Diamond Jubilee Celebrations Lyme Regis. 4 days packed full of events for all the family. Parades, street parties, dances, competitions. Full details from Lyme Regis TIC 01297 442138 or online (www.lymejubilee2012.com)
02-05 Jubilee Celebrations Borough Gardens, Dorchester. 4th-Monster Ceilidh Band, 5th-Music for the six decades and more. For more information visit Dorchester TIC 01305 267992 or visit the website (www.dorchester-tc.gov.uk)
02-10 Half-Term Dinosaur Hunt Dinosaur Museum, Dorchester DT1 1EW 10am-5pm daily. 01305 269880 (www.thedinosaurmuseum.com)
03 Loders Jubilee Street Party Loders Main Street, nr Bridport From 12 noon til 5pm. The road through Loders will be closed until 6pm. 01308 862943
03 Queen's Jubilee Big Picnic Lunch in Bridport Allington Hill, Main entrance in Hospital Lane, Bridport. Bring your own picnic and enjoy bouncy castle, pony rides and games. Free entry. 12 noon. No parking.
03-04 Road For the Future Powerstock Common, Nr Bridport. Contemporary Art, Performance and Film 11am - 4pm. Tel 07810 374745 (www.roadforthefuture.info)
04 Sherborne Castle Country Fair Sherborne Castle 10am - 6pm. The Sherborne Castle Country Fair presents a rich and fun programme of events, country activities, stands and entertainments, including Rare Breed Show. Advance saver tickets available from Sherborne TIC 01935 815341 (www.sherbornecountryfair.com)
04 Dorchester Town FC Community Fun Day The Great Field, Dorchester Football Club DT1 2RY 10am, all day. Arts and Crafts, dog show, mini soccer tournament and much more! (www.dtfccommunityfunday.co.uk)
04 Loders Best of British Concert Loders Village Hall Part of Jubilee Celebrations. One-off fun. 7.30pm. 01308 425120
04 Nettlecombe Jubilee Rounders & Cricket Weir Sports Ground, Nettlecombe Nr Bridport Rounders starts at 2.30pm, Tea at 4.30pm, Cricket at 5pm.
04 Symondsbury Jubilee Celebrations Symondsbury village Nr Bridport. Opened at 3pm by Sir John Colfox. Games, parade and BBQ at 7pm.
04 Queens Jubilee Beacon in Bridport Allington Hill, Main entrance in Hospital Lane, Bridport Starts 9.30pm with beacon lighting at 10.15pm. Free. No parking on site.
04 Littlebredy Grand Jubilee Celebrations Bridehead Cricket Ground. 5pm-Midnight. Tickets in advance £8 Adult, £2 Child, available from Dorchester TIC 01305 267992 and Bridport TIC 01308 424901 (www.littlebredy.org)
04 Litton Cheney's Diamond Jubilee Celebration Litton & Thorners Community Hall, Treasure Hunt, live broadcast, tree planting & much more. 4pm start. Tel: 01308 482410/ 01308 482313
04 Burton Bradstock Village Fete Rectory Gardens Nr Bridport DT6 4QD 2-4.30pm.
04 Dorset Sparkling Jubilee Event Furleigh Estate Vineyard, Salwayash, Nr Bridport Tour of the Vineyard and Winery plus Jubilee Fish'nFizz Lunch Tours at 12.30 & 2pm with a glass of sparkling 'Jubilee Rose' £17.50, 01308 488991
04/05 Jubilee Archaeotrek Walk Don't stay in this Jubilee, walk in the Dorset countryside and visit ancient sites. £8 per walk or £12 for the two! Book now with Chris Tripp (Dorset's Community Archaeologist.) Tel: 07768695162 (www.archaeotreks.co.uk) (email: email@example.com)
05 Dorchester Diamond Jubilee Celebration Borough Gardens, Dorchester 1.30pm-9pm. Free Event.
05 Electric Bike Tour of Bride Valley From Hive Beach Cafe, Burton Bradstock. 15 miles (approx. 2.5 hrs) with glorious countryside views. Starts at 10.30am and 2pm. Pre-booking essential. £25. More details (www.marshwoodtrails.co.uk) or call 07796135256.
06 Sanctus - Sacred Songs and Chants from around the World United Church, South Street, Dorchester 7-9pm. £5.
06 Painting a Landscape Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1XA 10.30-12pm. 01305 262735
06 Quiz Night The Inn Plaice, Lyme Regis by Lyme Bay Photographic Club. Teams of up to 6 people £2.00 per adult, £1.00 for children. Winning team prizes and a raffle. Children and families welcome. 7.30pm.
07 Powerstock Cinema: Cowboys and Aliens Powerstock Hut, Powerstock, nr Bridport Starts 7.30pm £4 on the door (www.powerstockcinema.co.uk/index.html)
07 Unexpected Archaeology St. Georges Church Hall, Fordington, Dorchester. 2.30pm. Talk by Dr Clare Randall. Part of the National Trust South Dorset Association Programme 2012. All Welcome. Guests £3
07 More than a Movie Matinee - 'The Fox & The Child' Milborne St Andrew Village Hall, DT11 0JX 2.30pm. £3 / £2 accommpanied children to include soft drink or ice cream 01258 837371
07 More than a Movie - 'The Artist' Milborne St Andrew Village Hall, DT11 0JX 7.30pm. £3 to include soft drink or ice cream. Tel: 01258 837371
07 Fashion Showcase & Ball Weymouth College, Cranford Av. DT4 7LQ To raise money for Weldmar Hospice. 7pm, Ball 8.15pm-11pm. Fashion Show Only £2, Ball Only £5, Combo £6. Tickets available from Dorchester TIC 01305 267992 and Bridport TIC 01308 424901
07-10 Cerne Abbas Music Festival Church of St.Mary the Virgin, Abbey Street, Cerne Abbas DT2 7JQ The Gaudier Ensemble perform seven concerts featuring, Beethoven, Blanc, Debussy, Elgar and more. Concert booking forms can be found at Dorchester Tourist Information Centre or Call 01300 341518 (www.cerneabbasmusicfestival.co.uk)
08 A Mike Denham Speakeasy Night Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1XA 8pm. Great Jazz Age Music. Mike, grand piano, and Steve Graham-Trumpet, Mandolin. £2. 01305 262 735 (www.mikedenham.co.uk)
08 South Wales Male Choir Concert St. Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester DT1 2HJ. 7.30pm. With Casterbridge Male Voice Choir. Tickets £10 available from Dorchester TIC 01305 267992 (www.southwalesmalechoir.co.uk)
08 Gypsy Traveller Awareness Event Borough Gardens, Dorchester Noon-4pm. (www.dorchester-tc.gov.uk)
08 Bioblitz on Nature Thorners Discovery Area, School Lane, Litton Cheney, Dorchester DT2 9AU 11-3PM Free Family Event! Race against time to count as many species of wildlife you can find with the experts from the Dorset Wildlife Trust ! Bring a packed lunch. All children must be accompanied by an adult please.
08 Cantabile Burton Bradstock Village Hall, Church St. DT6 4QS Unique combination of virtuoso singing and side-splitting comedy routines. Tickets £12, U16s £10 07796302539 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
09 Three Days Late Ceilidh: Crooked Furrow Church House Hall, South St, Bridport DT6 3NW With caller Derek Boles. 7.30pm. 01308 423442
09 Summer Music Society Concert Sherborne Abbey. Ex Cathedra Choir and Baroque Ensemble perform a specially commissioned piece by Alec Roth plus J S Bach’s Magnificat. Tickets £10 - £32 from Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
09 St Swithun's Band Bucky Doo Square, Town Centre, Bridport. Free open-air performance for shoppers enjoyment. Morning only.
09 Bradford Peverell Jubilee Fete Bradford Peverell Playing Fields From 1pm-approx.4pm. Includes a Fun Dog Show, plus Stalls and Entertainment, and Refreshments. Proceeds to the Village Charities. Admission £1 Children U16 free.
09 Monthly Gift and Craft Fayre St Mary's Church Hall, South St, Bridport 20+ stalls in aid of CLIC Sargent, Julia's House and LEAF 10am - 3pm.
Until 10th June Dorchester Art Club Spring Exhibition Bowling Club, Borough Gardens, Dorchester 10am-5pm Everyday apart from Sundays 10.30am-4pm. Admission Free.
09-10 36th West Dorset Vintage Rally West Bay, Bridport Working Steam, Tractor Engines and Vintage Vehicles. Adults £6, OAPs £4, 11-16yrs £2, Under 11's Free if with an adult. Proceeds to local charities. Sue Thompson 01305 265309
10 Starving Poets' Society Lubbecke Community Centre, Lubbecke Way, Dorchester, DT11QL Beth's bakes and poetry with Beth Blake from 4pm - 5.30pm. Everyone welcome inc children. Suggested donation £5 per person. Leading to Poetry Fest and Poetry Anthology. (email: email@example.com)
10 Fast Company Borough Gardens, Dorchester Preformance from 2.30pm. (www.dorchester-tc.gov.uk)
10-17 Bridport Food Festival Various Venues. Main event at Asker Meadow on Saturday 16th Tel 07530 623529 (www.bridportfoodfestival.com)
12 Evening Visit to The Walled Gardens Little Bredy Nr Bridport. An Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society event, £6 to include refreshements (non-members £8). Depart in shared cars from Uplyme Village Hall 5.45pm. Please ring Ann Prince 01297 443793 by June 8th to confirm. (www.ulrhs.wordpress.com)
12 Introduction to Geocaching Guided Walk From Hive Beach Cafe, Burton Bradstock, 3 miles. Starts at 10.30am. Pre-booking essential. £10. More details at (www.marshwoodtrails.co.uk) or call 07796135256.
13 Picturesque Illusion: Clough Williams-Ellis & Portmeirion Bridport Arts Centre, South St, Bridport WDD Fine Arts Society talk starting at 2.30pm with Dr Mervyn Miller. 01308 897209
13 U3A Talk - Woodland Trust in Dorset and The West Country Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis 10:00am – 10:45am coffee/tea and biscuits. 11:00am – 12:00noon Talk by Charlie Frances-Page. - admission free for members, guests welcome.
13 Boat Building School Boat Launch The Cobb, Lyme Regis Please join us to celebrate the end of the students’ 38 week course. 2pm Lyme Regis Harbour.
14 Dorset Wild Flower Walk: Burton Bradstock & Cogden Beach Meet Hive Beach Cafe (Grid Ref SY491888), Burton Bradstock Interesting 2 hour walk exploring the coastal flora in this beautiful area. Starts 2pm. All welcome. Donations to National Trust.
14 Thorncombe Beacon and Eype Downs Guided WalkFrom Anchor Inn, Seatown, 5 miles. Coastal and countryside views with a couple of short but steeper climbs. Tour starts at 2pm. Pre-booking essential. £7. (www.marshwoodtrails.co.uk) or call 07796135256.
14-17 Tunisian Market South Street, Dorchester
15 Carnival Party in the Park Borough Gardens, Dorchester 6pm. (www.dorchester-tc.gov.uk)
15 Electric Bike Tour of Marshwood Vale From Morcombelake. Approx. 15 miles (approx. 2.5 hrs) with glorious countryside views. Starts at 2pm. Pre-booking essential. £25. More details at (www.marshwoodtrails.co.uk) or call 07796135256.
15-16 Best of British The Engine Room, Poundbury Gardens, Peverell Avenue Nr Dorchester DT1 3RT Enjoy a menu of British classics. 01305 257251 (www.thegardeneronline.co.uk)
16 Books, Coffee and Cake Moreton Village Hall DT2 8RF 10am to 12noon. Huge selection of 'as new' books for just 25p a book. Home made cake and coffee/tea. Donation of books always welcome. Maeve 0129 463221
16 Rex Trevett Big Band Bucky Doo Square, Town Centre, Bridport Free open-air performance for shoppers enjoyment. Morning only.
16 Thanksgiving Day Lyme Regis Re-enactment of the end of the Civil War Siege of Lyme with the help of the Taunton Garrison. Events from 10am (www.lymeregiscarnival.co.uk)
16 Book Fair Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne 9.30am - 4pm 01803 613356
16 Corscombe Tithe Barn Fete Corscome Court, opp Fox Inn, Corscombe 12noon to 5pm. Free Entry. BBQ, teas, ice creams, Punch & Judy, bouncy castle, music, dancing, stalls, crafts, swimming and more.
16 Dorchester Carnival Fun for all, procession at 6pm. Soulside performing at 7pm. (www.dorchestercarnival.co.uk)
16 Summer Soiree of Music Brownsword Hall, Poundbury, Dorchester Join the woodwind section of the Dorset Chamber Orchestra for a feast of sparkling music. 7.30pm, Doors Open 6.45pm. Tickets £7.50 - includes a glass of wine. 01963 220747 (www.dorsetchamberorchestra.org) (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
16 Sherborne Jazz presents Four Sided Triangle Plume of Feathers, Half Moon Street DT9 3LN 7.30pm. £12.
16-17 Cerne Abbas Open Gardens. About 25 Private Gardens Open, Day ticket to all gardens £5 accompanied children free. Teas in Vicarage garden, plant stall in Village Square. Free Car Park. Proceeds divided between: Cerne Abbas Historical Society and Julia's House. (www.cerneabbasopengardens.org.uk)
16-12/08 Julian Bailey New Paintings of Dorset & Martin Miller Sculptures, Sladers Yard, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EL New work by both artists. 01308 459511
16-22 Lyme Regis Bowls Club Open Tournament Bowls Club, Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis A whole week of competitive lawn bowls open to players from all over the country. Finals day on Friday. (www.lymeregisbowlsclub.co.uk)
17 Open Day and Country Fair Kingston Mauward, Nr Dorchester DT2 8PX 10am-5pm. 01305 215003
17 New Hardy Players: The Woodlanders, Millenium Green, Bridport Emily Fearn is directing her own adaptation of this classic Hardy tale. (email: email@example.com) (www.hardyonline.org/21027.html)
17 Open Gardens West Milton and Loscombe Nr Bridport. 8 Gardens open to the public in aid of Powerstock Church - teas and parking £3.50 adults 1pm - 6pm 01308 485237
17 Ramblers Sunday Stroll Meet Bucky Doo Square, Bridport Town Centre. 2.30pm. Everyone Welcome 01308 456617
18 Bride Valley Gardening Club, Puncknowle & Swyre Village Hall 7.30pm. Dinah lindon-Critchley from Blooming Hill Plants talking on " Roses Old and New". Valerie Cameron (email: firstname.lastname@example.org
18 Sherborne Over 50s Group invite you to "Mind your Head", Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne 2.30pm. A taster event of local mind stimulating activities including story-telling and memory sharing, chess, King's Cribbage, cryptic crosswords and A World of Learning plus tips on keeping the mind healthy. All welcome.
19 Electric Bike Tour of Shipton Gorge and Loders From Hive Beach Cafe, Burton Bradstock. Approx. 15 miles with glorious countryside views. Starts at 10.30am. Pre-booking essential. £25. More details at (www.marshwoodtrails.co.uk) or call 07796135256.
20 Cerne Abbas & The Giant St. Georges Church Hall, Fordington, Dorchester 2.30pm. Talk by Rob Rhodes. Part of the National Trust South Dorset Association Programme 2012. All Welcome. Guests £3
20 Robbie McIntosh, Jess Upton and Steve Wilson music evening. Above The Arch, Swan Yard, Sherborne, 7.30pm . 3 voices, 2 guitars, 1 great night – an evening of classic songs in an acoustic setting. 01935 817022.
21 Literary Luncheon with Penny Junor Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne The Sherborne Literary Society presents Penny Junor, journalist, author and broadcaster who will be talking about her new royal biography of HRH Prince William. Tickets £25 (£22.50 members) from Winstone's Books, Chapter House Books or contact the Literary Society (www.sherborneliterarysociety.com)
21 Hannah James and Sam Sweeney Powerstock Hut, Powerstock, Nr Bridport. Folk at the Hut. Tickets from Bridport Music, Marquis or Lorne Nettlecombe or Three Horseshoes, Powerstock. £7.50 in advance.
22 Antique Auction Long Street Sale Rooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 (www.charterhouse-auction.com)
22 Jack & Benny The Engine Room, Poundbury Gardens, Peverell Avenue Nr Dorchester DT1 3RT '’Folk pop'' duo will be playing through the evening - a la carte menu. 01305 257251 (www.thegardeneronline.co.uk)
22 ‘Saudia Arabia and It's Clever Women - My Friendships with Them' United Church Hall, East Street, Bridport 7.30pm. Talk by Lady Caroline, Countess of Sandwich. Part of the Golden Cap Centre of the National Trust Programme. Admission £3, non-members welcome. 01308 863577
22 Who Saw Marjory Daw? The Abbey House Abbotsbury. Hilarious and surreal world of 60's Hippy London - Outdoor Theatre 7.30pm Box Office 01323 501260
22-23 An Evening of One Act of Plays (Milborne Players) Milborne St Andrew Village Hall, DT11 0JX White Lies by Richard James and The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter. 8pm. £6 from John Riddle (01258 837030) or from the Londis and Pub
22-24 Maiden Newton at War. 1940's re-enactment, live entertainment and a parade from Maiden Newton to Dorchester. Andy Elliot 07967504716 (www.maidennewtonatwar.co.uk)
22-24 Cattistock Church Festival Weekend Cattistock. Something for all the family. Flower Festival, Art Exhibition and Book Sale all weekend in the church. RNAS Yeovilton Band Concert on Friday 22nd at 7.30pm in the church. Teddy Bear zip wire jumps from the church tower and Teddy Bear's picnics and stalls in the churchyard on Sunday 24th from 2.30pm. Tel: 01300 321010
23 Yeovilton International Air Day Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton BA22 8HT Action packed day out for the whole family. Buy your tickets in advance at Dorchester TIC 01305 267992 and Sherborne TIC 01935 815341 (www.yeoviltonairday.co.uk)
23 Datelined Antiques Fair Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne 9am - 4pm 01963 370986
23 Antiques & Flea Market Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne 9am - 4pm 01963 250108
23 Dorset Historic Churches Trust Concert St. Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester DT1 2HJ 7.30pm. 01305 852138
23 Catholic Church Fete Pageant Gardens, Sherborne 2pm - 6pm
23-24 Flower Festival based on Thomas Hardy's Novels and Poems St. Mary's Church, Puddletown, Nr Dorchester 11am-5pm/11am-4.30pm. Light refreshments. A "recital" on the works of Hardy by Roger Williams at 7.30 pm in the Church on Saturday, Songs of Praise at 6 pm on Sunday. Proceeds to St.Mary's Church 01305 848510
23-01/07 Beaminster Festival The 17th festival of music and the arts. 01308 862943 (www.beamfest.org.uk) (email: email@example.com)
23-24 Axe Vale Festival The Showground, Axminster from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday 23rd and from 9.30 am to 5.30pm on Sunday 24th. Advance saver tickets from the Tourist Information Centres in Lyme Regis and Bridport.
24 Cancer Research UK Race for Life Sherborne Castle 11am. 5k ladies' charity run 0871 6411111 (www.raceforlife.org)
24 Coast to Coast Motorcycle Run Lyme Regis Westland Classic Motor Cycle Club's 23rd Annual run from Lyme Regis to Weston-Super Mare. Starts at 10am.
24 Beaminster Companion Dog Show Meerhay Manor, Beaminster. Gates open 12 noon. Pedigree and novelty clases. (www.meerhay.co.uk)
24 Teddy Bears Picnic Borough Gardens, Dorchester Noon-4pm. (www.dorchester-tc.gov.uk)
24 Open Gardens in aid of Julia's House and Holy Rood Church Buckland Newton 1-6pm. Gardens, village allotments and two wild flower meadows. Refreshments, plants and produce sales. Entrance £3.50 Free Parking.
25 Music for a Summer Evening The Church of the Holy Rood, Buckland Newton DT2 7BX 7pm. Dorchester Choral Society & The Snake Plissken Quintet. Free entry - tickets not required.
26 “The Too Melodics” Above the Arch, Swan Yard, Sherborne, 7.30pm. A swinging, eclectic mix of pop and soul favourites and some pure jazz standards thrown in for good measure. 01935 817022.
26 Introduction to Geocaching Guided Walk From Hive Beach Cafe, Burton Bradstock, 3 miles. Tour starts at 10.30am. Pre-booking essential. £10. More details at (www.marshwoodtrails.co.uk) or call 07796135256.
27 Irises and Peonies Uplyme Village Hall, Near Lyme Regis Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society talk by Sue Applegate ex. Kelways Nursery. 7.30pm 01297 444034 (www.ulrhs.wordpress.com)
27 Wootton Fitzpaine Jubilee Fete Wootton Fitzpaine 01297 560470/ 01297 560670
27 More Tudor Women Shipton Gorge, Bridport, DT6 4LZ 7.30pm. Suzannah Dunn will focus on Mary Tudor and aspects of women's life in Tudor times and at court. Raising funds for the Womenkind Worldwide Support Group. Tickets £5 Tel: 01308 897295 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
27 Cold Comfort Farm Digby Hall, Sherborne DT9 3AA. 7.30pm. Hilarious stage play, performed by Bristol Old Vic Theatre Company. Tickets available from Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
28 More than a Movie - 'War Horse' Milborne St Andrew Village Hall, DT11 0JX 7.30pm. £3 to include soft drink or ice cream. 01258 837371
28 Golden Cap and Langdon Wood Guided Walk 4 miles. Coastal and countryside views with a couple of steady climbs. Tour starts at 2pm. Pre-booking essential. £7. More details at (www.marshwoodtrails.co.uk) or call 07796135256.
29 Re-Visiting Sylvia Townsend Warner Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1XA A One-Day International Symposium devoted to her work. To book a place, contact Dorset County Museum in person, by telephone or by email. 01305 756827 (email: email@example.com)
30 Craft & Country Garden Market Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne 10am - 4pm 01749 677049
30 Bride Valley Gardening Club Litton Cheney Village Hall 2pm. You are all invited to view the exhibits our members’ produce and take part by judging and awarding points. Tea, Scones and Cakes will be on sale. Judging to finish at 3.30pm and prize giving will take place at 4 p.m. Valerie Cameron (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
30 The Rotary Clubs of Dorchester T.G.I Funday Borough Gardens, Dorchester Fun for all the family. Grand prize draw, refreshments, sideshows and stalls. 12.30pm - 5pm. Free admission. (www.dorchester-tc.gov.uk)
30 A Night For Heroes Broadmayne Village Hall, Nr Dorchester. 7.30pm-11pm. Live band, auction, raffle, bar & food. £12 available from Dorchester TIC 01305 267992 and from Village Shop.
30 Words and Music with Sylvia Townsend Warner Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1XA 3pm, all welcome, tickets £8.00 01305 756827
30 Dorset Nettle Eating Competition The George Inn, Main St. Chideock Nr Bridport DT6 6JD Live music. Midday-11pm. 01297 489419 (www.dorsetnettleeating.co.uk)
30 Sherborne Craft & Country Garden Market Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, 10am – 4pm. Free admission. 01749 677049
30-01/07 Tankfest Tank Museum, Bovington BH20 6JG Saturday 9am-9pm. Sunday 9am-5pm. 01929 462359 (www.tankmuseum.org)
West Dorset Tourist Information Centres
Dorchester TIC, Antelope Walk, Dorchester
Bridport TIC, South Street, Bridport
Sherborne TIC, Digby Road, Sherborne
Lyme Regis TIC, Church Street, Lyme Regis
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