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
01 Bridport Community Fair Town Hall and Bucky Doo Square Bridport. 9am-3pm. A Spirit of Bridport event. 01308 456722
01&08 Saturday Morning Art Club Gryphon School, Sherborne. For details: 01935 815899 (www.sherborneartslink.org.uk)
01 Bridport Ceilidh with Mitchell & Vincent Church House Hall, South Street, Bridport. 7:30pm-11pm. 01308 423442
01 Sarah Gillespie Quartet David Hall, South Petherton, TA13 5AA. Doors open 7:30pm. A fusion of jazz, folk and blues. Early booking advised. Members £11, Non-Members £15. (email: email@example.com)
01 Dorchester Bards –Valentine’s Poetry & Music Kings Arms Hotel, High East St, Dorchester. 7:30pm. £4 from Dorch TIC.
02 Healing Voice Circle Oborne Village Hall, Oborne, Nr. Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4LA. 2pm-4pm. Heal and energise your cakras through transfortmative form of sound meditation. Open to all. 01935 389655 (www.centreforpuresound.org)
02 Dorchester Snowdrop Memorial Service Dorford Baptist Church, Bridport Road, Dorchester. 3pm. The Book of Rememberance will be on display. Everyone welcome. If you would like to add a name to the book contact: 01305 215321
03 Modernism & European Cinema St John Hall, Rax Lane, Bridport. A 'wea' 6 session course for Adults exploring psychoanolysis, French New Wave cinema , political film & Modernist Art Cinema. 2pm. £35. 0845 458 2758
03 The Incarnation Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Canon Eric Woods offers a reflection on the nature and meaning of the Incarnation. £5. From the Parish Office in the Close. 01935 812452 (www.insight.sherborneabbey.com)
04 Age Concern Drop In Clinic The Rendevous, by Cheap St Chruch, Sherborne. 10am-12pm, every 3rd Tue. 01935 814496
04 Being Selective with Still Life Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. 2pm-4pm. Lyme Regis Art Society Demonstration in acrylics by Terry Whitworth. Visitors £5. 01297 445464 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
04 One Man and His Book - Celebrating the Centenary of Richard Hine's 'History of Beaminster' Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Rd, Beaminster, DT8 3BN. 2:30pm. Talk by Brian Earl, Museum Curator. Admission £2.50. Info: 01308 863577
05 Organ Recital by Chris Liddle Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free 40mins weekly recital. (Retiring Collection).
05 Goya and Wellington St John Hall, Rax Ln, Bridport. 6 part course: Goya, Wellington & the Pennisular War. 0845 4582758
05-08 Bridport Pantomime Sleeping Beauty The Electric Palace, Bridport. Tickets and more details from Bridport TIC.
06 Bridport Snowdrop Memorial Service St Mary & St Catherine RC Church, Victoria Grove, Bridport. 11:30am. Memorial Service in aid of Weldmar Hospicecare Trust. 01305 215321 (www.weld-hospice.org.uk)
06 Lunchtime Concert Illumine Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester. 1pm-2pm. Music from Bach, Grieg, Satie, Ravel and Debussy. Free entry, £3 donation encouraged. 01305 756827 (www.dorsetcountymuseum.org)
06 The Code Breakers of Bletchley Park Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. 2:30pm Talk by Tony Smale - a fascinating insight into this WW2 story. 01297 445537 (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk)
06 Much Ado About Nothing (2012) Powerstock Hut, School Hill, Powerstock, DT6 3SL. Powerstock Cinema. Doors open 6:45pm, film at 7:30pm. No tickets - £4 on the door. Licensed bar. (www.powerstockcinema.co.uk)
07 Woodwind recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. Free lunchtime rectial by the students of Sherborne School.
07 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
07 Charity Quiz Night Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. In aid of nominated charity Shelterbox. Teams of 6. Individuals made into teams. 7pm, £8.50 to inc glass of wine & refreshments. Tickets from TIC or Rotary. 01935 389630
07 Charles Darwin - His Life, Ideas and Influence Bridport United Church Hall, East St. Bridport. 7:30pm. Dorset Wildlife Trust Talk by local lecturer & photographer David Croman. £3 non-members, inc refreshments. All welcome! 01305 264620
07 Archaeology Group Members' Presentation Evening County Museum, High West St. Dorchester. 7:30pm. Preceded at 6:30pm by book launch signing 'Palaeolithic Archaeology at Broom in the Axe Valley'. Free entry. Info: 01305 756827
07-09 An Introduction to Hedgelaying Monkton Wyld Court, Nr Lyme, DT6 6DQ. With Nick Fowler. Learn the traditional art of hedgelaying with a competition winning craftsman. 01297 560342 (email: email@example.com)
08 Wood Carving for Everyone with Mark Vyvyan-Penney Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 10am-4pm. Bring an image, or select from materials provided. No experience required. £45, £40 FoSAL. 01935 815899 (www.sherborneartslink.org.uk)
08 Bridport Buddhist Meditation Group Bothenhampton Village Hall, Bridport. 10:30am-12:30pm. Everyone is welcome on a drop-in basis. No previous experience is needed. 01297 551547 (http://bridportbuddhistmeditation.yolasite.com)
08 Sustainable Floristry Workshop Monkton Wyld Court, Nr Lyme, DT6 6DQ. With Julie Huggins. 01297 560342
08 The Armed Man 'A Mass or Peace' & Morten Lauridsen Lux Aeterna St Mary's Church, Bridport. 7:30pm. A New Elizabethan Singers concert under the direction of Matt Kingston. Tickets £12 from Goadsby or Bridport Music.
08 An Evening of Clairvoyance The Pilot Boat, 1 Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA. 7:30-9:30pm. An evening with local medium Jayne Hartshorn-James. £12 in advance from Lyme Regis TIC, £14 on the door. 01297 442138.
08-16 Lyme Regis Walking Festival 2014 Lyme Regis - various locations. Explore the beautiful coastline & inspiring hinter-land during this family friendly festival. 01297 442668 (www.lymeregis.org) (www.facebook.com/LymeRegisWalkingFestival)
09 Laying the Fruiting Hedge in The Orchard Bridport Community Orchard, behind St Mary's Church, South St, Bridport. Come and help lay the hedge that was planted 5 years ago! Starting at 10am. (email: firstname.lastname@example.org
09 Dorset Island Discs: Christine Page with Richard Hall St. George's Church Hall, Fordington, Dorchester. 3pm. DRMS £7.50 (inc. Tea & cake). From Harmony Music, Dorchester & DRMS, Blandford. 01258 452511 (email: email@example.com)
09 Serenade & Cream Tea Sydling St Nicholas Village Hall. 3pm. A musical afternoon. £7.50 (inc. Cream Tea) 01300 341593
09 Picturedrome Cinemas present Durnovaria Silver Band in Concert Plaza Cinema, Trinity Street, Dorchester 7pm. Tickets £5, Under 15 £3. All proceeds to the Bandroom Fund. Tickets from the Box Office or via (www.plazadorchester.com)
09&16 Snowdrops Sundays Mapperton Gardens, Beaminster. 11am-4pm. £3, proceeds towards garden & Perennial Fund.
10 Lyme Regis Art Society Workshop Lyme Regis Football Club, Charmouth Rd, Lyme Regis. 10am-1pm. Still Life workshop by Terry Whitworth. Open to members initially. Visitors £5. 01297 445464 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
11 The Extraordinary life of Robert FitzRoy RN - Darwin's Commander & Captain of the Beagle Bridport United Church, East Street Bridport. 2:30pm. History Society talk by David Croman. Members £1 visitors £2.50. 01308 456876
12 Lunch and Learn: American Painters 1750-1900 The Eastbury Hotel, Sherborne, DT9 3BY. 10am-3pm. By Hendrika Foster. £43 to include lecture and lunch. For enquiries/ to book contact 01935 813131 (www.sherborneartslink.org.uk)
12 Organ Recital by Paul Ellis Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free 40mins weekly recital. (Retiring Collection).
12 Adult Craft Workshop Peg Loom Weaving Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 1pm-3:30pm. For beginners. All materials provided. £10 (inc. Museum entry) pre-booking essential. 01305 756827
12 Geology Lecture: What is a Bird? Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester. 6:30pm for 7pm. Talk by Dr Gareth Dyke, University of Southampton. Free entry £3 donation encouraged. 01305 756827 (www.dorsetcountymuseum.org)
12 Sherborne Schools' Choral Society Concert Sherborne Abbey. 7:30pm. Elgar:The Music Makers, Brahms: Alto Rhapsody, Vaughan Williams:Five Mystical Songs. £15, £12, £10 from TIC or Sherborne School. 01935 812249
12 Captain Phillips (PG13) Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 7:30pm. £6 on door or from Sherborne TIC.
13 Wild Flowers on your Doorstep Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 2:30pm. Gardeners’ Assoc. talk. £2 . 01935 389867
13 ‘My Visit to India’ St. George’s Church Hall, Fordington, Dorchester. 2:15pm. By Emma Knott. £1 inc.tea. 01305 269834
14 U3A Social Event Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis. 10am-12noon Social/Coffee morning. 01297 444566
14 Composition recital Cheap St Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. Free lunchtime rectial by the students of Sherborne School.
14 Stormy Weather & Open Competitions Woodmead Halls, Hill Rd, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm. (www.lymebayphotographicclub.org)
14 Oscar Peterson Tribute Evening for Valentines Day Sherborne School Dining Hall, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Jazzy pianos, bass, & drums. £25 (inc. 3 course dinner) from School reception or 01935 812249 (email: email@example.com)
14 Summer in February (15) 'Milborne Movies' Milborne St Andrew Village Hall, DT11 0JX. Film starts 7:30pm. True tale of love, liberty and scandal amongst the Edwardian artists' colony in Cornwall. £3 on the door. 01258 837371
15 Books, Coffee & Cake Moreton Village Hall, Nr Dorchester, DT2 8RF. 10am-12noon. Free entry. Huge selection of 'as new' books for just 25p each! Home made cake and tea/coffee. Donation of books always welcome. 01929 463221
15 ‘Stripping Off the Defences' - A life of being found by Jesus Christ The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, Dorset. 10am - 3:30pm, includes sharing in the Friary Midday Eucharist & a simple lunch. Contact for a booking form. 01300 341741
15 Fossil Fantastic Day Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth. 10am-3:30pm. A whole day of fossil hunting and activities for families and children. Adults £25, Children £20, places limited please book 01297 560772
15 Big Band Showcase with Purbeck Big Band The Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HF. 7:45pm. All proceeds to Dorchester and West Dorset District Scout Funds. Tickets £7.50 available from Dorchester TIC.
17 The Atonement Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Canon Eric Woods examines what Christ has done for us and what the consequences are for busy C21st Christians. £5, from the Parish Office in the Close. 01935 812452
17-21 Pirate Week at the Fleet Air Arm Museum! Yeovilton. Contact for more details: 01935 840565 (www.fleetairarm.com)
18 Organ Recital by Philip Scriven St Michael's Church, Church St, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm. £10 (£8) from Lyme TIC or on door.
19 Family Activity: Toy and Games from the Past Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester. 10:30am-12:30pm. Be inspired, to create, by the current exhibition. Enquire for detials. 01305 756827 (www.dorsetcountymuseum.org)
19 Organ Recital by Simon Clarkson Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free 40mins weekly recital. (Retiring Collection).
19 Local Lunch Monkton Wyld Court, Nr Lyme, DT6 6DQ. A healthy organic meal among friends. Pre-book: 01297 560342
19 Music at the Museum Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7:30pm. The Navarra String Quartet. £12, juniors/students £2, from Museum & on the door. 01305 266028 (www.dorset-county-museum-music-society.org.uk)
20 Arts Buffet Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne, DT9 3AA. 10am-12noon & 1:30pm-3:30pm. For under 12 years, no food, just a load of art materials. Free, no need to book. 01935 815899 (www.sherborneartslink.org.uk)
20 Biggest Shipping Disaster YMCA, Sawmills Lane, off Weymouth Rd, Dorchester, DT1 2RZ. 2:15pm, talk by Ian Brooke. Presented by Dorchester & Weymouth Branch of The National Federation of Occupational Pensioners.
20 RSPB South Dorset Local Group St. George's Church Hall, Fordington, Dorchester, DT1 1LB. 7:15pm for 7:45pm. 'Bulgaria' by Phillip Mugridge. Coffee/Tea provided in interval. Admission members £3, visitors £3.50. 01305 832686
21 Harry Potter's Magic Workshop with Kathy Kelly Cerne Abbas Village Hall, DT2 7GY. 10am-12pm. Creative activites for children aged 5-16 with special needs and disabilities. Join the magical mayhem! To book: 01305 252250
21 Market St Martin's Community Hall, Broadmayne, (by Church). 2pm-3:30pm. Wide variety of local produce. 01305 853765
21-23 Being There - Christian peacemaking through presence The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7BE. Led by Paul Rose and Elfrida Calvocoressi of (CHIPS) and Jonathan Herbert of the Hilfield Friary Community. 01300 341741
22 Antique & Fleamarket Digby Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 10am-4pm. Monthly Antique market. 01935 472998
22 Snowdrop Day The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7BE. The Secret Garden open. 01300 341741
22 Galloping Gourmet Different Locations. Dorchester Community Play Fundraiser Dinner Party which will involve couples travelling to different host locations for each course. 01305 261538 (www.dorchestercommunityplay.org.uk)
22 Dorset Clock Society - AGM St. George's Church Hall, Fordington, Dorchester.. 7pm for 7:30pm. Followed by a short talk on The History (medieval times - 1900s) of Metals as relating to Horology, by Chris McKay. 01258 840501
22 Ant Law Quartet The Plume of Feathers, Half Moon St, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Jazz. £10 mem, £14 non-mem. 01935 816569
22-23 Weymouth International Beach Motocross Race Weymouth Beach Front. From 9am. Youth Solo MX Racing on Saturday as well as the Youth Quad Racing with the adult Quads on Sunday. 01749 679945 (www.2013.ore-events.co.uk)
23 Divine Union Soundbath Oborne Village Hall, Oborne, Nr. Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4LA. 2pm-4pm. Experience a magical performance using Tibetan singing bowls which promotes a deepley relaxing & healing state. £10 in advance 01935 389655
23 Patsy Reid & Friends in Concert (plus Scottish Fiddle Workshop) Herrison Hall, Charlton Down. 7:30pm. Combining skills and techniques from both folk and classical disciplines. £8, Concessions £5. (http://herrison.eventbrite.co.uk)
24 Community Lecture: Holocaust Killings - Ordinary Men or Ideological Soldiers? Thomas Hardye School Theatre, Queens Av. Dorchester. 7pm. By Prof. Richard Overy FRHistS FBA, Free but by tickets from School. 01305 266064
24 Durlston National Nature Reserve Bridport United Church Hall, East St. Bridport. 2:30pm. Talk by Simon Breeze Conservation Ranger at Durlston Country Park, for the Golden Cap Centre of the NT. £3 inc. tea/coffee. 01308 863577
25 Lyme Regis Art Society AGM Lyme Regis Football Club, Charmouth Rd, Lyme Regis. 2pm-4pm. 01297 445464
25 NOT Losing the Thread: The Museum's Flax & Hemp Project' Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Rd, Beaminster, DT8 3BN. 2:30pm. Talk by Dr Arnold Shipp, Project leader. Admission £2.50. Info: 01308 863577
25 A Balanced View of Organic Farming Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. 2:30pm Lyme Regis Society Talk by Will Best of Manor Farm, Godmanstone, Dorset. 01297 444697 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
25 Visions for Dorchester - Empowering Dorchester: Lessons from Hitchin Forum The Dorford Centre, Top O' Town, Dorchester. 7:30pm. To help residents retain what’s good for the town. Non-mem £3. (www.dorchestercivicsociety.org.uk)
25 Traditional Wood Craft Portesham Village Hall, Nr Weymouth, DT3 4JA. 8pm. Talk by Terry Heard. 01305 889339
25-28 Meister Eckhart - Delighting in the emptiness of God and denial of self. The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7BE. Led by Lyndon Webb, a member of the Hilfield Friary Community. 01300 341741
26 Lunchtime Concert Thomas Hardye School Musicians (A/AS) Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 1pm-2pm. Free entry £3 donation encouraged. 01305 756827 (www.dorsetcountymuseum.org)
26 Organ Recital by Peter Bray Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free 40mins weekly recitals. (Retiring Collection).
26 An Afternoon of Bridge Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 2pm. £10 (to inc. tea) call for application details: 01935 812915
26 Resuscitation science. The future, facts and myths Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 7:30pm. Talk by Edward Baker. 01935 813896 (www.sherbornesciencecafe.co.uk)
26 The Winter Garden Uplyme Village Hall. 7:30pm Talk by John Horsey from East Lambrook Manor. 01297 444034
27 West Dorset Humanists - Hat Debate 32 Wessex Royale Hotel, High West Street, Dorchester. 7:30pm. Take part, or just come and listen to others debate. All welcome. £3. For more information: (email: email@example.com)
27 Palmers Dorset Wine Society Tasting Cafe Paninis, Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester. 7pm for 7;30pm. Aperitifs, Canapés, Tasting, 2 course supper with cheese and wine. £30 from Palmers Wine Store 01308 427500 (www.palmerswinestore.com)
28 Palmers Dorset Wine Society Wine Tasting Palmers Brewery, West Bay Road, Bridport. 8pm. Contact details as above.
28 Singers recital Cheap St Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. Free lunchtime rectial by the talented students of Sherborne School.
28 Life After Slides Woodmead Halls, Hill Rd, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm-10pm Lyme Bay Photographic Club Event. 01297 444733
28-01/03 Rewind 10x Bridport Art Centre, South Street, Bridport. Bridport Youth Dance present a celebration of 10 years of BYD productions. Friday 7:30 pm, Saturday 3pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets from Art Centre. 01308 424204
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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