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 Grand Duck Race Higher Mill Flats, Windsor Terrace, Lyme Regis. 12 Noon. A New Year's day tradition! Watch the ducks race down the River Lym.
01 The Lyme Lunge! Main Beach, Lyme Regis, DT7 3JQ. 1pm at the Cobb Beach, all for charity, organised by the Lyme Regis Rotary Club. A fancy dress dip in the balmy waters of Lyme Bay. Everyone welcome, whether ‘dipping’ or contributing to our charity collection. Have a go. Prize for Best Fancy Dress. From the Sandy Beach.
02 The Great Gatsby (2013) 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)
02-26 Blurring the Boundaries Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum. Wed-Sun 11am-4pm. A Lyme Regis Arts Fest exhibi- tion of the work of Carolyn King author/illustrator of the "Fish Lizard of Lyme". 01297 443370 (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk)
03 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
04 Mummers Play Lyme Regis Museum. 4:30pm. After the phenomenal success of last year when hundreds lined the streets to witness this revival of an old Lyme tradition, Lyme Regis Mummers will be back on 4th January.
04 Bridport Ceilidh with Jeroka Church House Hall, South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NW. 7:30pm-11pm. Bring and share snacks. 01308 423442 (www.bridportceilidhs.wordpress.com)
05 Healing Voice Circle Oborne Village Hall, Oborne, Nr. Sherborne, DT9 4LA. 2pm-4pm. Heal & energise your cakras through toning and overtoning, a profound transfortmative form of sound meditation which leaves you balanced and cleansed on all levels. Open to all. 01935 389655 (www.centreforpuresound.org)
07 Age Concern Drop In Clinic The Rendevous, by Cheap St Chruch, Sherborne. 10am-12pm. Drop in session for your queries. Every 1st Tuesday of the month.
07 Children on the Beach with Pastels Woodmead Halls, Hill Rd, Lyme Regis. 2pm - 4pm Lyme Regis Art Society. Demonstration by Rebecca de Mendonca. Visitors £5 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
08 Bridport Camera Club Talk: Underground / Underwater Photography Chancery House, Chancery Lane, Bridport. 7pm for 7:30pm. By Dr Peter Glanville, who has a wealth of interests: photography, hang-gliding, medicine, caving ... this should be a fascinating evening. 01308 459266
09 How to Make a Butterfly Garden Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 2:30pm. Sherborne & District Gardeners’ Assoc. talk by Martin Young. £2 non members. 01935 389867
10 U3A: Life in a town in northern Ghana Uplyme Village Hall, Uplyme. 10am. Coffee then a talk by Dr Trevor Wiggins.
11 Charity Country Music Night The Trinity Club, Trinity Street, Dorchester. 8pm-1am. Proceeds in aid of Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. Featuring music from Ridgeway Country. Tickets £6 from 01305 269095
11 An Afternoon of recorder music for Winter The Dorford Centre, Bridport Rd, Dorchester. 4pm, The Serendipity Recorder Consort. In aid of DORCAS (street children in the Philippines). With tea & cake. Recommended donation £7, £5 conc.
11 New Year Beetle Drive with A Pudding Blackdown Village Hall, nr Beaminster Blackdown Church. Community Event starting at 7pm prompt. Adults £5, Children £3. 01460 30661 or 01460 30517
14 Discovering Dorset Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Rd, Beaminster, DT8 3BN. 2:30pm. Talk by Reverend Stewart Timbrell, humorous Dorset raconteur and social commentator. Admission £2. Info: 01308 863577
15 Local Lunch Monkton Wyld Court, Nr Lyme Regis, DT6 6DQ. Informal grounds tour from 12:30pm, lunch served with seasonal ingredients served 1pm. Only £7! Please book ahead 01927 560342 (email: email@example.com
15 Music at the Museum Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7:30pm. Ivana Gavric, British pianist awarded BBC Music Magazine Newcomer of the Year 2011. To inc. Works by Greig, Ravel and Prokofiev. Tickets £12, juniors/ students £2, from Museum advance & at door. 01305 266028 (www.dorset-county-museum-music-society.org.uk)
16 Lunchtime Concert: Bernardo - Continental Guitarist Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 1pm-2pm. Free, but £3 donation encouraged.
16 RSPB South Dorset Local Group St George's Church Hall, Fordington, Dorchester, DT1 1LB. 7:15pm for 7:45pm start. 'Stone Curlew Project' by Andrew Taylor or Nick Tomalin. Coffee/Tea in interval. members £3, visitors £3.50. 01305 832686
17 Market St. Martin's Community Hall, Broadmayne (by Church), Nr Dorchester. 2pm-3:30pm. Cakes, preserves, raffle, craft, plants from local Nursery, bric-a-brac, local produce and more. All proceeds to the Community Hall. Info: 01305 853765
17 Competition: New Beginnings Woodmead Halls, Hill Rd, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm. Lyme Bay Photographic Club competition.
18 Bridport & District Model Railway Club: Model Railway Exhibition Public Hall, Fleet St, Beaminster. 10am - 4pm.
18 Vegetarian Cooking Course Monkton Wyld Court, Nr Lyme Regis, DT6 6DQ. 10am-4pm. A practical introductory course, using seasonal vegetables, for those wanting more vegetarian dishes in their diet. £45 inc. Lunch. Pre-book: 01297 560342
21 Fun with Acrylics Woodmead Halls, Hill Rd, Lyme Regis. 2pm-4pm. Lyme Art Soc. Demo by Shuna George. Visitors £5.
22 From a grain of sand to the digital microscope. Raleigh Hall (Senior Lunch Club Hall) Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 7:30pm. Deveopments in light microsopy talk by Dr. Jeremy Poole. 01935 813896 (www.sherbornesciencecafe.co.uk)
22 Secrets of a Victorian Walled Garden Village Hall, Uplyme. 7.30pm Talk by Chelsea Gold winner, Chris Smith of Pennard Plants. 01297 444034
23 Oscar Peterson Tribute with Dave Newton and James Pearson Tindal Recital Hall, Sherborne School. 7:45pm. Tickets: £10, conc. £8 ( inc. a glass of wine) from school, or Winstone's Bookshop, Cheap Street, Sherborne. 01935 812249
25 Antique & Fleamarket Digby Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 10am-4pm. Monthly Antique market. 01963 250108
25 Felt Making Workshop – Colmers in Winter Highway Farm, West Rd, Bridport . 10:30 - 4pm. Develop a creative garden scene with Dennie Rose, suitable for a wall hanging. £38 + £7.50 for materials. 01308 424321
26 Ramblers Walk: Eggardon Lower Kingcombe Car Park. 10am, 13 mile walk. Contact to confirm details. 01935 862229
26 Divine Union Soundbath Oborne Village Hall, Oborne, Nr. Sherborne, DT9 4LA. 2pm-4pm. Experience a magical performance of Pure Sound using crystal and Tibetan singing bowls and vocal overtoning which promotes a deepley relaxing and healing state. £10 in advance via 01935 389655 (www.centreforpuresound.org)
27 The Jurassic Coast-Ever Eroding Coast United Church Hall, East St. Bridport. 2:30pm. Talk by Richard Edmonds, Earth Science Manager for Dorset CC. By the National Trust Golden Cap Centre, non-mem. £3 inc. Tea/coffee. 01308 863577
27 Community Lecture: What Can we Learn from Ants and Bees? Thomas Hardye School Theatre, Queens Av. Dorchester, DT1 2ET. 7pm. By Professor Adam Hart FRES, Professor of Science Communication at the University of Gloucestershire. Free but by ticket from School Reception (2 weeks prior) max.4pp. Donations welcome. 01305 266064
27 Soup & Ploughmans Alexandra Hotel, Pound St, Lyme Regis. 12noon-2pm. Annual Rotary event. £7.50. 01297 444567
27 Sherborne Area Over 50's Group Public Meeting Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 2:30pm. Raffle, Tea/coffee, homemade cakes. Speaker: Jeremy Hughes of Alzheimer's UK. Open to all. Free. 01935 813278
28 Nether Cerne Herbs - Chesil Bank Garden Club Langton Herring Village Hall, Nr Weymouth, DT3 4JA. 7:30pm. A talk by Eleanor Galli.
30 Cafe Scientifique - Prosthetic Limbs and the Role of Technology in Elite Sport Sixth Form Centre, Thomas Hardye School, Queens Av. Dorchester, DT1 2ET. 4pm-5:30pm. Led by Bryce Dyer, Bournemouth University. Free, all welcome.
30 Art Lecture: The Painter of Victorian Dorset Henry Joseph Moule Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7pm for 7:30pm. Lecture on the water colour paintings of Henry Joseph Moule, 1825-1904, by art historian and curator Gwen Yarker, BEM DNH&AS & Caird Fellow. Free, donation of £3 encouraged. 01305 756827
31 Hidden Extras Woodmead Halls, Hill Rd, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm. Lyme Bay Photographic Club presentation by Tony Burges.
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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