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
16/07-03/11 Local Writers & Writings Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Rd, Beaminster, DT8 3NB. More info: 01308 863577
16/07-03/11 A Sideways Look at Thorncombe Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Road, Beaminster, DT8 3NB. Village Exhibtion. For further information please call: 01308 863577 (www.beaminstermuseum.org)
27/07-03/11 Pubs & Inns Revisited Beaminster Museum, (as above). Our inns & pubs, past & present. Info: 01308 863577
28/08-1/09 The Great Dorset Steam Fair Tarrant Hinton, Blandford. "THE" National Heritage Show & the leading show of its type in the World. The spectacle covers an enormous showground! Tickets via the website or from TICs. (www.gdsf.co.uk)
01 Jazz Brunch Eastbury Hotel, Long St, Sherborne. Jazz, with Julie Dunn, throughout the morning - Newspapers, Magazines & Games available. Adults £18.50, Children £11, (Under 5's Free). 01935 813131 (www.theeastburyhotel.co.uk)
01 Wedding Fayre George Albert Hotel, Warden Hill, Evershot, Dorchester, DT2 9PW. 10am - 4pm. Displays of everthing you will need to make your day 'a day to remember'. 01935 483430 (www.gahotel.co.uk)
01 Car Boot Sale Yeatman Hospital, Sherborne. Sellers (£5 per car) from 8:30am, Buyers (50p) from 9am, until 12noon.
01 Craft & Gift Fair The Salt House, West Bay. 10am-4pm. Free entry. Fund raising for the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance.
01 Cream Teas Frampton Village, nr Dorchester. From 3pm. In aid of Julia's House Childrens Hospice. Info: 01300 320666
01 Lyme Folk Weekend Marine Theatre and other venues Part of the Folk Weekend in Lyme Regis. (www.lymefolk.com)
01-18 Essential Drawing Upstairs Gallery, Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10:30am - 4:30pm. Drawing & Painting Exhibition.
03 Monthly Wine Dinner Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Evershot, Dorset, DT2 0JR. From Seresin, New Zealand. 7pm: aperitifs & an introduction to the wines. Dinner at 7:30pm, inc. a delicious four-course menu especially created to complement the five different wines (including aperitifs). £99. 01935 482031 (www.summerlodgehotel.com)
03 Jazz in the Church All Saints' Church, Poyntington. 7:30pm. Sunset Café Stompers. £12 from 01963 220759 / 220637
04 Music in Bucky Doo Square: Jerri Hart Bridport Town Centre. Morning performance for shoppers' enjoyment.
04 Bonny Sartin - From Corscombe to New Zealand Dorset County Museum, High West St, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7:30pm. A tale of poverty, pestilence, con men, war, gold fever & song. £9 inc. wine / cider & Dorset apple cake. 01305 756827
04 Tuneful Stories Hardy's Birthplace, Higher Bockhampton, nr Dorchester, DT2 8QJ. 1pm - 5pm. Music, poetry & performance with local folk musician Tim Laycock. Normal admission applies. Adult £6.50, Child £3.
05 Levannah Morgan Talk The Ropemakers Pub, West St, Bridport. 8pm. Bridport Pagan Moot. All welcome. 07539 316595
05 Powerstock Cinema: Song for Marion Powerstock Hut, Powerstock Village, nr Beaminster. Films start at 7:30pm. Bar & snacks from 6:45pm. £4 on door. 01308 485375 (www.powerstockcinema.co.uk)
05 Baudelaire Sladers Yard, West Bay, DT6 4EL. Graham Fawcett poetry talk. Contact for more information: 01308 459511
06 Life Painting with Susan Hughes Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 10am-4pm. Technical approaches, materials discussed & skills developed. For all abilities. £45. To book see website or call: 01935 815899 (www.sherborneartslink.org)
06 Gilded Carvings, Woodcuts & Drawings Sladers Yard, West Bay, DT6 4EL. David West talk. More info: 01308 459511
06 Summertime Charity Concert All Saints' Church, Piddletrenthide, Dorchester. 7:30pm. Featuring songs from the shows and other delightful melodies! Proceeds to charity. £10, Child £6 (inc. canapes) from PO or call 01300 348851 / 348865
06 The Kettle's on! Digby Memorial Hall, Sherborne. 2pm-4:30pm. Weekly event with live music & entertainment, music from all era's. Different every week. Free draw, tea, coffee, cake and biscuits. 07811 018284
06-07 Bridport Hat Festival Various venues in the town. In its 3rd year, an immensley popular event. (www.bridporthatfest.org)
07 Music in Bucky Doo Square: Wessex Military Band Bridport. 10am-1pm. Morning performance shoppers’ enjoyment.
07 Bridport Ceilidhs present Murphy's Lore Church House (St Mary's) Hall, South St, Bridport. Caller Noeleen, 7:30-11pm. Advance tickets £7.50 (£8.50 on door) from the Music Shop, South St, or Jaxsons, West St. 01308 423442
07 Guitars on the Beach Lyme Regis seafront and Cobb area Be part of Britain's Biggest Band UK record bid: 2000 guitarists on the beach at Lyme Regis. Playing Buddy Holly's RAVE ON. 5pm. Busking spots available. (www.guitarsonthebeach.co.uk)
07 Cantamus - Songs for a summer evening St Nicholas Church, Abbotsbury. Starts at 7:30pm. £7 available on the door.
07 Arlet Sladers Yard, West Bay, DT6 4EL. Orchestral folk band. For more info: 01308 459511 (email: email@example.com)
07-08 Food Rocks Marine Parade, Lyme Regis. Food Festival with Mark Hix & Friends in aid of Lyme Regis RNLI.
07-08 Dorset County Show Dorchester Showground on the B3143 - NE of Dorchester. The South West's biggest 2 day Show. Fun for all the family. Adult £12, (on the gate £15). U16’s free. From West Dorset TICs. (www.dorsetcountyshow.co.uk)
07-08 Autumn Fair River Cottage HQ, Park Farm, Trinity Hill Rd, Axminster, EX13 8TB. 10am-4pm. Kids' activities, cookery demos, live music & more. Inc. a book signing with Hugh. £15, (U12s free), from Lyme, Bridport & Dorchester TICs.
07-08 Hazelwood Garden Furniture Workshop Highway Farm, West Rd, Bridport, DT6 6AE. Furniture-making the old-fashioned way. No prior knowledge needed. Participants should be reasonably fit. £90, + £15 for materials. 01308 424321
08 Music in the Park Pageant Gardens, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Town Band & Youth Band. Bring the family and enjoy the music!
08 Theraputic Open Morning 1 Orchard Close, Longburton, DT9 5PP. 10am-1pm. Meet alternative teachers. 07734 464969
08 Dorset Archaeology Course: Sites, Artifacts & People of Dorset's Past Quaker Meeting House, South St, Bridport. 7pm. Starts of a 10 week course with Chris Tripp. £10 per session. Refreshments and two site tours inc. 07768 695162
10 Coach Trip to Avebury Manor & Gardens As featured on TV’s "The Manor Reborn". Depart Uplyme Village Hall, 8am. ULRH members £11 for Coach, Non-members £13. Avebury Manor and garden £9. NT members free. 01297 631664
10 Osmington White Horse Meet Osminton Village, DT3 6HN, SY 724828, far end of car park. 2pm. 3 miles walk, 2 ½hours, a very steep hill. Learn about its construction, outline & recent restoration. Adults £3, child £1. Pre-book. 01305 224921
10 Poetry Workshop Sladers Yard, West Bay, DT6 4EL. Graham Fawcett poetry talk. Contact for more info: 01308 459511
10 The Temperance Movement Main Hall, Bridport United Church, East Street Bridport. History Society talk. 01308 456876
11 Lincoln (12A) Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Sherborne Flicks £6 from Sheborne TIC.
11 Geology Lecture Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 6:30pm for 7pm. Free. 01305 756827
11-19 Dorset Architectural Heritage Week 2013 Various locations. Stimulating awareness of Dorset's rich architectural & cultural heritage with free access to many places normally closed or chargeable. 01202 888992 (www.dahw.org.uk)
12 Castle Gardens on Grasses Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 7:30pm. Sherborne Gardeners’ Assoc. talk. 01935 389867
12 The Creative Industries as a Viable Career Path Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 6pm, doors open 5:30pm. By Sofronis Efstathiou, Bournemouth University. Free. 01305 756827 (www.dorsetcountymuseum.org)
12 Barbara - Dorchester Film Society Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HF 7:30pm. First film in their new programme. Subscriptions membership; Enquire for detials: 01305 267316 (www.dorchesterfilmsociety.co.uk)
12-13 Heritage Open Days 4,500 venues across England throw open their doors to the public. (www.heritageopendays.org.uk)
12-14 Tours of the Tower Sherborne Abbey. 12yrs+ only. Free! Timed slots; Book at the Parish Office: 01935 812452
13 Singer Classic Car Rally Kingston Mauward College, nr Dorchester, DT2 8PY. 11am - 3pm. 01305 215000
13 ‘Francis, the Holy Jester’ The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7BE. A play by Dario Fo, performed by Mario Pirovano. A challenging portrayal of St Francis by the Italian Nobel Laureate, Dario Fo. 01300 341741
13 Dementia Action Alliance Open Meeting Town Hall, High East St, Dorchester, DT1 1HF. 10:30am-12pm. For businesses, local organisations and people with dementia to discuss the development of a dementia friendly community. 07730 287199
13 Old Crown Court Open Day Stratton House, Dorchester. 11am- 2pm. (15th until 4pm. Plays at 2pm & 3pm). 01305 267992
13-15 Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival. Sturminster Newton. 10am - 5pm. A wide range of stalls and produce at this popular annual event. Adults £5, Under 15's free, Includes programme & parking. (www.cheesefestival.co.uk)
14 Shropshire to Sherborne, The Life of Beatrice Loders Village Hall, nr Bridport. 2pm - 4:30pm. By Cynthia Walcot. Part of The Somerset & Dorset Family History Society events, all welcome. Visitors £2 (afternoon tea included). 01935 812347
14 The Stigmata of St Francis The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7BE. The public celebration of St Francis at the Friary, beginning with the Eucharist at noon, followed, after a picnic lunch, by a talk on a Franciscan theme. 01300 341741
14 Monthly Gift & Craft Fayre St Mary's Church House, South St, Bridport. 9:30am-2:30pm. 20+ stalls. 01308 425023
14 Music in Bucky Doo Square: St Swithun's Band Bridport Town Centre. 10am-1pm. Free for shoppers' enjoyment.
14 Artisan Market Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 10am-3:30pm. Artisan crafts, local produce and café. Free entry.
14 Basket-making and Willow Sculpture Workshop Highway Farm, West Rd, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 6AE. Relax & enjoy working with natural willow, make a beautiful willow basket or bird or beastie! £45 plus £5 materials. 01308 424321
14 Scout Group - Pampered Chef : Ready Steady Cook Fundraising Evening Scout Hall, Blackberry Lane, Sherborne, DT9 4DE. 7pm-9:30pm. Live cooking demonstration from audience members. £5 on the door, inc. light supper. 07789 203861
14 Howden Jones - Bare-Knuckle Acoustic Balladry Osmington Village Hall, DT3 6EX 7pm for 7:30pm. £7, food available. Accompanied children under 16 free. Bar and raffle. Tickets from 01305 833108 or 07816832554 (www.howdenjones.co.uk)
14 C17th Quaker Meeting House Open Day 95 South St, Bridport, DT6 3NZ. Special open day from 10am - 4pm.
14 Catholic Church Annual Fete Pageant Gardens, Sherborne. 1pm - 4pm. The Sacred Heart & St Aldhelm's RC Church warmly invite you to their annual fete. Lots of stalls, refreshments and entertainment - Fun for all the family!! 01935 812021
14-15 The Chantry Open Day 128 South St, Bridport. 10:30am - 3:30pm. The oldest secular building in Bridport.
14-15 Bridport Open Ecohomes Several properties open in Bridport Come and discover the advantages of greener choices in the home. Please check full details in booklets available from Bridport TIC or online. (www.dahw.org.uk)
15 Eggardon Kite Festival Eggardon Hill, nr Askerswell. King's Lane, Powerstock, DT6 3TG. 10:30am - 4:30pm. The famous Kite Festival atop the magificent iron age hillfort. Teas, food stall, bar etc Free parking. Adult £2, child 50p. Dogs welcome. Proceeds to charity. 01308 485474 (http://eggardonkites.co.uk/Eggardon_Kite_Festival/) (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
15 Waterwheel Open Day Castleton Steam & Waterwheel Centre, Sherborne. 11am - 4:30pm. See an extensive collection of Victorian engineering featuring the massive 26ft diameter waterwheel built in 1869. Info: 01963 250206 / 01935 389535
15 One World Festival King's Rd Playing Field, Dorchester. 11am-5pm. Children’s activities, multicultural food, dance & music.
15 Red Cross Jurassic Coast Walk Durdle Door Car Park. £10. Contact to register: 01305 215958 (email: email@example.com)
15 Organ recital by Roger Judd Church of St Michael the Archangel, Lyme Regis. 3:30pm. Collection after. 01297 445709
16 Bride Valley Gardening Club Talk: Puncknowle Village Hall, nr Bridport. 7:30pm. Clive Groves talk on Trekking Through Himalayas Through A Nurseryman's Eyes. For more information: 01308 898473 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
16 Sherborne Area Over 50's AGM. Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Speaker from Dorset Fire & Rescue Service. Open to all, with raffle, bric-a-brac, tea/coffee & home made cakes. 01935 389086
16-21 Try This...Festival in venues all around Dorchester Town. 1 hour sessions led by community members. Free, fun & all are welcome. Programmes online and at Dorchester TIC. Facebook: 'Dorchester Try This...' (email: email@example.com)
17 Friends of Sherborne Library Present: Mike Bearcroft Sherborne Library, Digby Hall, Hound Street, DT9 3AA. 7:15pm-9:15pm. Mike will be talking about his new book ''Dangerous Score''. £3 for Friends, £4 otherwise. 01935 812683
18 Adult Craft Workshop: More Beaded Jewellery Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 1pm - 3:30pm. £7.50 per person. Pre-Booking Essentail. All materials provided. 01305 756827 (www.dorsetcountymuseum.org)
18 Whiskey Dinner Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Evershot, Dorset, DT2 0JR. From Seresin, New Zealand. 7pm: aperitifs & introduction to the wines. 7:30pm: a delicious four-course inner to complement the wines. £99. 01935 482031
18 Tuneful Stories Hardy's Birthplace, Higher Bockhampton, nr Dorchester, DT2 8QJ. 1pm - 5pm. Music, poetry & performance with local folk musician Tim Laycock. Normal admission applies. Adult £6.50, Child £3.
18 Antartic Wildlife in a Changing Environment Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Talk by Prof. M. Tatchell. £2.50.
18 Music in Bucky Doo Square: Jerri Hart Bridport Town Centre. 10am-1pm. Morning performance for shoppers' enjoyment.
19 Ramblers' Walk Abbotsbury Main Car Park. GR 579853. 10am. 6 miles. Abbotsbury & Chesil Beach. Details: 01935 473951
19 Drummer Hodge - Play Reading Dorchester Library & Learning Centre, Charles St. Dorchester. 7:30pm. Come and find out how to take part in this exciting project, all welcome. 01305 213444 / 264416 (www.dorchestercommunityplay.org.uk)
20 Market St. Martin's Community Hall (next to the Church), Broadmayne, nr Dorchester. 2pm - 3:30pm. Raffle, craft, books, cards, local produce, plants from local Nursery, cakes & preserves. Tea/Coffee. Proceeds towards the Hall. 01305 853765
20 California Lunchtime short wine course Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa, Evershot, Dorset, DT2 0JR. A tutored tasting of three delicious wines and a delicious lunch with specially selected wine. £49. 01935 482031
20-11/10 Exhibition of Sculpture The Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne. Open daily from 9:30am -5pm, Monday - Saturday. New work by Selected Sculptors. All Gallery stock can be viewed online. 01935 815261 (www.jerramgallery.com)
20-22 ‘Searching for Wisdom’ The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7BE. Led by The Revd Jo Lacy Smith. A weekend exploring how Wisdom speaks to us and what we can learn from this feminine aspect of God. 01300 341741
21 Books, Coffee and Cake Moreton Village Hall, nr Dorchester, DT2 8RF. 10am - 12noon. Huge selection of 'as new' books for just 25p a book. Make a morning of it in Moreton See the beautiful etched glass windows in the church. 01929 463221
21 Cerne Downs Ecology Project - Conservation Action Day Meet: picnic area car park opposite Cerne Abbas village hall, GR ST663015. 10am - 4pm. Enquire for further detials: 01935 872047 / 07977 287739 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
21 Service at St Catherine's Chapel Abbotsbury. at 7pm.
21 Fruit & Nut Foraging Course Toller Porcorum Village Hall, DT2 0DT. 9:30am-5pm. To book (email: email@example.com )
21 Camelot Challenge Gryphon Leisure Centre, Sherborne. 9am. Multi terrain half marathon on the stunning Somerset/Dorset border. Community donations to Countess Gytha Primary Sch. (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) (facebook.com/camelotchallenge)
21 Meet the Author: Sarah Singleton The Library, Silver St, Lyme Regis, DT7 3HR. 12noon - 1pm. Prize winning author whose 2012 novel Dark Storm is set in 'Lyme on Sea', talks about her books & writing. Over 12s. Free. 01297 443151
21 Auntie Ann's Craft Fair Arts Centre, South St, Bridport. 9:15am - 2pm. Designers, makers, artists, foods & vintage.
21 Autumn Show & Plant Sale Uplyme Village Hall. Lyme Regis & Uplyme Horticultural Society. Schedules at the Summer Show and local shops. Donations please of plants & produce (cakes, jam, veg. etc) Entry £1. Refreshments. 07831 533580
21 Indigo & Shibori Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 10am - 4pm. Dyeing with indigo; stitch & manipulate fabric to resist the dye - shibori - to create beautiful patterns. For all abilities. £40 to book call 01935 815899 or see (www.sherborneartslink.org)
21 Monthly Book Fair Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 9:30am - 4pm. New & antiquarian books. 01803 613356
21 Indoor Bowls Club Open Day Bowls Club, Sandringham Centre, Armada Way, Dorchester, DT1 2TN. 10am-4pm. Bowls & shoes provided. (Wear thick socks). All welcome (9yrs+). Free taster session. Refreshments available. 01305 260817
21 Britain at War Day The Tank Museum, Bovington, nr Wareham, BH20 6JG. 10am - 5pm. Trucks, Jeeps & Half Tracks, with Militaria & book stalls. Focusing on the Korean War & National Service years. 01929 405096 (www.tankmuseum.org)
21-22 Speed Hill Climb Manor Farm Holiday Centre, Charmouth. Woolbridge Motor Club have organised this exciting hillclimb - great entertainment for spectators. email@example.com) (www.woolbridge.co.uk)
21-29 Artsfest Lyme Regis. 100+ Art exhibitions, workshops around the town & beyond. (www.lymeregisartsfest.com)
22 Autumn Charity Garden Fair Mapperton Gardens, nr Beaminster, DT8 3NR. 10am - 4pm. Charity: Air Ambulance. £3. Over 22 specialist nurseries plus garden gifts exhibiting. Cafe and shop open. 01308 862645 (www.mapperton.com)
22 Craft & Gift Fair The Salt House, West Bay. 10am - 4pm. Free entry raising funds for the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance.
22 Organ recital by Ian Curror Church of St Michael the Archangel, Lyme Regis. 3:30pm. Retiring Collection. 01297 445709
22 Ridgeway Barrows Walk Meet Maiden Castle car park, DT2 9PP, SY 668 889. 10am. 6½ miles, 3½ hours, some slopes. Discover prehistoric monuments in their spectacular landscape with Claire Pinder, DCC. 01305 224921
22 Lyme Regis Town Band and Harvest Festival Axminster Methodist Church. 10:30am. Includes lunch.
22-30 Stock Gaylard House Open Stock Gaylard, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 2BG. 2pm – 5pm daily. £5 per Adult Free to friends of Historic Houses Association. For more information: 01963 23511 (www.stockgaylard.com)
23 Launch of Dorchester Dementia Action Alliance Dorset County Museum, High West St, Dorchester. 5:30pm - 6:30pm. Celebration of the commitment to developing a dementia friendly community. 07730 287199 (www.alzheimers.org.uk)
24 A Quart in a Pint Pot - Chesil Bank Garden Club Portesham Village Hall, nr Weymouth. 8pm. Talk by Peter & Jill Pitman.
24 The Maritime History of Lyme Regis Woodmead Hall, Lyme Regis. Talk by Peter Lacey, 2:30pm. Entry £1.50
25 Great Crane Project Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Talk by Damon Bridge, Project Manager. 01935 813896
25 Living with Islam Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Insight lecture by Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo. Tickets £4 in advance from the Parish Office in the close, or £5 on the door. 01935 812452 (www.insight.sherborneabbey.com)
26 Lunchtime Concert: Illumine Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 1pm - 2pm. Guy Gardner (piano) and Terry Quinney (saxophone). Free, but £3 donation encouraged. 01305 756827 (www.dorsetcountymuseum.org)
26 Literary Lecture: Hardy's Landscapes Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7:30pm. By Dr Tony Fincham, Chairman of the Thomas Hardy Society. Free. 01305 756827 (www.dorsetcountymuseum.org)
26 Palmers Wine Tasting Panini’s, Weymouth Av. Dorchester. Wines of Chile. 3 course dinner with wine and tutored tasting, £30 per person. 7pm for 7:30pm. Bookings: 01308 427500
26 Humanists Funerals, Weddings/Partnerships The Hayloft, The Bull Hotel, 34 East St. Bridport, DT6 3LF. 7:30pm, bar open 6:45pm. Maggie Pepin & David Hewitt on their approaches & experiences. Free. All welcome. Info: 07921 311518
27 Bridport Auction The Auction House, St Michaels Trading Estate, Bridport. 10am. Sale of collectables. 01308 459400
27 Wine Tasting 'Chile' Palmers Brewery, West Bay Road, Bridport, DT6 4JA. 7:30pm for 8pm. £12.50 tutored tasting. Wine and canapes on arrival. Booking Essential. 01308 427500 (www.palmerswinebrewery.com)
27 Sunset Café Stompers Jazz Cheap St Church, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Rags, spirituals, & gospel. £10 from TIC & Rendezvous.
27 Quiz & Puds Blackdown Village Hall, nr Beaminster. 7:30pm. Teams of up to 4. £5pp inc. puddings! 01460 30840 / 30661
27 Coffee Morning in Aid of Macmillian Smith & Smith Shop, 8 West St. Bridport. 10am-12pm. Refreshments & grand draw.
27 In the Wake of Captain Bligh of the Bounty Brownsword Hall, Pummery Square, Poundbury, DT1 3GW. 7pm for 7:30pm. Jasper Shackleton talks about the remarkable seamanship of Bligh as he led 17 people to safety after a 3600 mile voyage; In commemoration, Jasper built his own boat, and attempted to replicate the voyage. (www.brownswordevents.org.uk)
28 Antique & Fleamarket Digby Church Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 9am-4pm. Monthly Antique & Fleamarket. 01963 250108
28 Coffee Morning Pilot Boat Inn, Lyme Regis. 10am. In aid of the Christmas Lights appeal.
29 Antique Fair Kingston Mauward College, nr Dorchester, DT2 8PY. 10:30am - 5pm. 01305 215000
29 Gartell Light Railway Open Day Common Lane, Yenston, Templecombe, BA8 0NB. An hourly steam trains. 01963 370752
29 Organ recital by Barry Ferguson Church of St Michael the Archangel, Lyme Regis. 3:30pm. Collection. 01297 445709
29 Jackie Morris: Artist and Children's Author Serendip, 11 Broad Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3QD. 10am-12noon & 2pm-4pm. Jackie has written a number of books, and her images have been used on a variety of book covers. 01297 442594
29 Voskresenije; The Russian Choir from St. Petersburg Charlton Down Village Hall (Herrison Hall), nr Dorchester. 3:30pm. An event not to be missed, the only opportunity in the Dorchester area. Tickets £10, Students £5. 01305 260914
29 Bridport's Antiques & Vintage Sunday St Michael's Trading Estate, Bridport, DT6 3RR. 10am - 4pm. 01308 425111
30 Salute the British Soldier Sherborne Abbey. 7pm. An evening of music and readings in aid of the ABF The Soldiers' Charity. Tickets available via 01392 492650 or from Sherborne & Dorchester TICs. More details: (www.soldierscharity.org)
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Bridport TIC, South Street, Bridport
Sherborne TIC, Digby Road, Sherborne
Lyme Regis TIC, Church Street, Lyme Regis
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