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What's on in and around West Dorset

July 2014

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

25/6-3/8 Inspired by the Old Town Dump Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum, Lyme Regis, DT7 3QA. Inspired by beach-combed fragments of crockery, Ronnie Creswell’s new range of digital mixed media images. (www.lymeregisartsfest.com)

26/06-14/07 Life's Unseen Adventures Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PU. Daily 10:30am-5:30pm. Liz Shewan’s latest project exploring the mind and spirit through canvas, sculpture and photos. Free entry. 07803 208335

28/06-06/07 Beaminster Festival of Music and Arts Various locations in Beaminster. Music, both classical and jazz, literature and an art exhibition of the work of local artists. Programmes from local TICs. (www.beamfest.org.uk)

01 Town Band Concert Marine Parade, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm. 'Music by the Sea'. (www.lymeregistownband.co.uk)

01,08,15,22,29 Zumba Gold Youth Centre, Tinneys Lane, Sherborne. Fun, easy to follow dance-fitness, suitable for active older adults returning to execise. £4 per class. 07866 254828 (email: isabelle.rawlings@gmail.com)

02 Tuneful Stories Hardy's Birthplace, Higer Bockhampton, Nr Dorchester, DT2 8QJ. 1pm. Free. Book via: 01305 262538

02,09,16,23,30 Zumba Gold Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. Details as above entry 1st July. 07866 254828

03-04 Charter House Auction Long St. Sale Rooms, Sherborne. Antiques, Pictures, Prints & Books Auction. 01935 812277

04 The Kettle's on! Digby Memorial Hall, Sherborne. 2pm-4:30pm. Monthly event with live music & entertainment, music from all era's Different every month. Free draw, tea, coffee, cake and biscuits. 07811 018284

04 Holwell Village Performance Night Village Hall, DT9 5LL. 7pm. Folk, roots, acoustic & original music. 01963 23145

04-05 Tuneful Stories Max Gate, Alington Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 2AB.1pm. Free. Bookable at Max Gate. 01305 262538

04-05 Beer Festival Dorchester Town Football Club. 2pm-late. Free entry. Sponsor a Barrel £75. (www.dorchestertownfc.com)

04-05 Over night moth & butterfly event Ryewater Nursery, Folke, nr Sherborne. 8pm-4pm. More info: 01963 23559

04-06 UK International Boogie Woogie Festival Sturminster Newton. Now in its 10th year! Lots of groups and gigs to see and hear. For more information: 07799 702338 (www.ukboogiewoogiefestival.co.uk)

04-11 Lyme Regis Mackerel Festival 2014 Various locations around Lyme Regis. Celebrating the wonderful harvest of Lyme Bay, an opportunity to explore all things fishy: food, fishing and other fun, family focused seaside things! Tickets from TIC.

05 Local Lunch Monkton Wyld Court, Nr Lyme Regis, DT6 6DQ. Healthy organic meal. £7. Book: 01297 560342

05 Chasty Cottage Antiques Fair Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 9am-4pm. £1 entry. Tea/coffee available. 01963 370986

05 Summer Family Concert: Show of Hands Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Buller's Way, Abbotsbury, Nr Weymouth, DT3 4LA. 3pm-9pm. With Steve Knightley and Friends. Tickets online. 01305 871130 (www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk)

05 Samantha Sings the Shows Matinstown Village Hall, Nr Dorchester. 7:30pm. Paying homage to the greatest musicals of stage and screen. Music, costume and fun. £5, family £10 on the door or call. 07710 878178 (www.samanthasings.co.uk)

05 Food & Gift Fair Digby Memorial Hall, Sherborne. 10am-4pm. Many artisan & handmade products. (email: v.theo@btinternet.com)

05 Chesil Rocks Higher Farmhouse, Langton Herring. 12noon-11pm. Music festival and fete. £10/£4. (www.chesilrocks.com)

05 Bridport Gig Regatta West Bay, Bridport. Full details on (www.bridportgigclub.org)

05 West Stafford Village Fete 12pm-3:30pm. Ferret racing, dog show, stalls, music, fine foods & entertainment. £1 entry.

05 Charmouth Challenge Fun Run Front of Charmouth Primary School. Runner Information: 12:30pm - Registration opens, 2pm Fun Run (2 miles), 2:30pm- Challenge (8 miles), 4:30pm - Prizes. Entry on (www.charmouthchallenge.co.uk)

05 Charmouth Summer Fair Charmouth Primary School (in the school and grounds). The Fair starts at 1pm and includes: Raffles, BBQ, Games, Stalls, Tombola, Refreshments and so much more... (www.charmouthchallenge.co.uk)

05 B Sharp Big Mix Festival Marine Theatre Sq, Church St, Lyme Regis, DT7 3QB. Latin, Cuban, Funk, Classical, Indie, Hip Hop, Jazz, Grime & Rock. 1pm - 11pm. £4 early bird before 14 June, £5 after 14 June, £1 u16’s. Tickets from Lyme TIC.

05 Thomas Hardye Singers St. Peter’s Church, High East Street, Dorchester. 7:30pm. Rutter, Gloria, Franck and more. Free

05 Round the Year with the Purbeck Village Quire Crossways Village Hall. 7pm sharp with Gammon / Cheese Ploughman's and Strawberries and Cream (BYO beverage) Musical journey through the seasons of the year. Church & Folk Music, tales & anecdotes. Adult £10, Child £5, from Premier Stores, Tree Stores, The Rectory and Sunday Services - all in Crossways.

05 Charity Dance with Trieskalion St Mary's Church Hall, Bridport. 7:30pm. £5-£10 on the door or via: 01308 423442.

05 Jo Burt "Local Knees Up" White Hart, Sherborne. 9pm. Jo Burt returns to play live. Food until 9pm. Free. 01935 817 668.

05-06 Weekend of butterflies and moths Alners Gorse, between Kings Stag & Hazelbury Bryan. 7pm-4pm. Barbeque & moth trapping on the Friday Night. Idetification and guided walks the following day. 01963 23559 (email: nigelspring@yahoo.co.uk)

05-06 Gardens of Cranborne Open Weekend 10:30am-4:30pm. Inc. the Manor Gardens. Stalls, treasure hunt & refreshments. Adults £8, children free. Sorry no dogs & no shade in car park. In aid of Church funds. 01725 551242

06 Charity Car Boot Sale The Terraces, Sherborne. 9am-12noon. Sellers from 8:30am £5. Buyers from 9am, 50p

06 Sherborne Sprint Triathlon Sherborne School (Boys) Sports Centre, Sherborne. A great way of experiencing a triathlon whether you're a beginning or a more experienced athlete. Regsister by 1st July: 01935 810548 (email: mward@sherborne.org)

06 The Dorset Postcard Club Annual Fair The Corn Exchange, Dorchester, DT1 1JF. 10am-4pm. Over 25 dealers with 1000's for cards for sale. Admission £1 at door. Refreshments available. Wheelchair Friendly. 01305 871629

06 John Wells Classic Bike Run From The Crown Inn, West Bay Road, Bridport. Annual fund raising run out for all your motorbike riders. Signing on from 9:15am. Leave the Crown Inn approx 10:30am.

06 The Fox That Walked On Water St Mary’s Church, Frampton. 5:15pm. Musical tale. £8 on door, £6 from 01300 320064

07 Woodbine Willie Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 7:30pm. By Revd Canon Andrew Studdart-Kennedy. Part of the Sherborne Abbey Insight Lecture Series. £5 from the Parish Office in The Close. 01935 812452

07 Buddhist Meditation Class Friends Meeting House, Holloway Road, Dorchester. 7pm- 8:30pm. (www.thekchencentre.org)

08 Machine Embroidery Open Event Salwayash Village Hall, nr Bridport. Open from 10:30am-2pm. An exhibition of machine embroidery work from the Group. Free admission and refreshments. 01460 63919 (email: Annette.Hamilton@ukgateway.net)

08 Coach Trip to Hampton Court Flower Show Depart from Uplyme Village Hall , Lyme Road, Uplyme, Lyme Regis, DT7 3UY. Depart from Uplyme Village Hall 7am, return late evening, price £45 for coach and admission. Book: 01297 631644

09 Sherborne Flicks - The Invisible Woman (12A) Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. £6 from TIC, or on door.

09 Ann Widdecombe Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, Lyme Regis, DT7 3UY. 2:30pm-4:30pm. Meeting open to all. Uplyme and Lyme Regis WI. New members always welcome. 01297 444775 / 01297 35647

09 Sunset Café Stompers St Peter's Church, West Knighton Near Dorchester. 7:30pm. Hot New Orleans Jazz. Tickets £8.50 from Corner House Stores Broadmayne or 01305 852626 / 01305 854795 (www.sunsetcafestompers.com)

09 U3A - 'The Town Mill' Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. About Lyme’s Town Mill. 10am for 11am talk.

10 Lunchtime Concert: Mark Jennings Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 1pm-2pm. Playing the classical guitar. Free, donations encouraged. 01305 756827 (www.dorsetcountymuseum.org)

11 New Hardy Players 'Wessex Scenes' Max Gate, Alington Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 2AB 7:30pm. Opening night. Outdoor performance, please bring a blanket or chair and wear suitable clothes. £10 in advance; £12.50 on the door. 01305 262538

11 Milborne Movies 'Saving Mr Banks' Milborne St. Andrew Village Hall. Starts 7:30pm. £3 on the door.

11-12 Plush Festival 4 & 5: Adventures in Form Plush Village in the Piddle Valley, Near Dorchester. For more information and to book tickets please visit website or request a booking form by calling 020 3286 1885 (www.plushfestival.com)

11-13 Introduction to Beekeeping Monkton Wyld Court, Nr Lyme Regis, DT6 6DQ. With David Wiscombe. Overing all the basics including both practical and theory sessions. 01297 560342 (www.monktonwyldcourt.org)

12 Beaminster Antique Fair Beaminster Town Hall. 9:30am-4pm. 01297 24446

12 Artisan Market Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 10am-3:30pm. Local crafts, produce and café. 01935 817303

12 Jurassic Fields Music Festival Asker Meadow, Bridport. Including Dodgy, The Lego Men, Vanilla Radio, The Rising, Jonathan Cotton, Joel Dommett and much more. Details & tickets from TICs or via 01308 424901 (www.jurassicfields.com)

12 Chesil Bank Garden Club Village Café Portesham Village Hall. 10am - 12noon. 01305 871043

12 Samantha Sings the Shows Briantspuddle Village Hall. 7:30pm. Paying homage to the greatest musicals of stage and screen. Music, costume and fun. £5, family £10 on the door or call. 07710 878178 (www.samanthasings.co.uk)

12 Summer Show and County Fayre Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, Lyme Regis, DT7 3UY. 12pm-5pm. Floral exhibits, home produce, photography, handicrafts, a wide range stalls, raffle. £2 Entry. (http://ulrhs.wordpress.com)

12 Sydling St Nicholas Fete On ‘The Green’ Sydling St Nicholas. 2pm start. Many stalls, including homemade cakes, books, plants and more. Refreshments: tea, Pimms & lemonade. Tombola, bouncy castle, prize draw, vintage tractors and cars.

12 Silver Swan to Turtle Dove St Mary's Church, Netherbury Cantamus. Concert of love songs, £12. (www.cantamus-dorset.org)

12 Services for St Catherine's Chapel Abbotsbury Service at 7pm, with Bishop Graham.

12 New Hardy Players 'Wessex Scenes' Max Gate, Alington Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 2AB 7:30pm. Outdoor performance, please bring a blanket or chair and wear warm all-weather clothes. £10 in advance; £12.50 on the door. 01305 262538

12 Dorset Sinfonia presents Last Night of the Movies Weymouth Bay Methodist Church. 7:30pm. Music from Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Dam Busters, Rule Britannia and more. Tickets £8 from Dorchester TIC & Weymouth Pavilion.

12-13 Quilt & Flower Festival Abbotsbury Church. 10am - 5pm Cake & Produce Stall, coffee, tea & cakes. 01935 817668

12-27 Festival of Archaeology Nation-wide Discover historical findings in the Dorset area. See: (www.archaeologyfestival.org)

13 Sea Sunday West Bay, Bridport. A day of recognition. Parade with Bridport Sea Cadets and Scouts, and open air service.

13 Bridport Jurassic Coast Run Fun from 9am, races start 10:30am. 5k, 10k, or 1 mile. Details: 01308 459942

13 Music in the Park Pageant Gardens, Sherborne. 2:30pm. The Town Band’s fun summer concert full of music & cheer!

13,27 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. 01935 389535 (www.sswc.co.uk)

14-19 Tom’s Turfers Tom Browns, High East Street, Dorchester. 11am-3pm. Help give the garden a makeover. Official Garden Party 19th July,1pm with live music, afternoon cakes & more. More info. & to book for the party call: 07902 528895

15 Town Band Concert Marine Parade, Lyme Regis. 8pm. 'Music by the Sea'. (http://www.lymeregistownband.co.uk)

16 Local Lunch Monkton Wyld Court, Nr Lyme Regis, DT6 6DQ. Healthy organic meal. £7. Book: 01297 560342

16 Adult Craft Workshop: Patchwork Techniques Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 1pm-3:30pm. £10 inc. Museum entry. All materials provided. Pre-book: 01305 756827 (www.dorsetcountymuseum.org)

16 Sherborne W.I. Catholic Church Hall, Westbury, Sherborne. 2.30pm.Jenny Clark will be talking about the work of “Woofability”, an organisation training dogs to help disabled people. Visitors welcome - admission £3 includes refreshments.

16 Lecture: The Lady of the Black Horse Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7:30pm. Story of Mabel Sobart and her part in the epic retreat of Serbian army in 1915. Free, donations encouraged. 01305 756827

16 Tuneful Stories Hardy's Birthplace, Higher Bockhampton, Nr Dorchester, DT2 8QJ. From 1pm. Free. Book: 01305 262538

17 Churches of the Piddle valley 1 - Archaeological Day Meet at Puddletown Church, Puddletown, Nr Dorchester, DT2 8SL. 2pm. A car tour with Gordon Le Pard talking of recent restorations that have uncovered some remarkable material to Piddlehinton. Info and to book please call 01305 224921 or (www.dorsetforyou.com/Dorset-Archaeological-Days)

17,24,31 Sherborne Pubs Walkabout From Greenhill (westbound) bus stop, Sherborne. An evening walk around the sites of Sherborne’s vanished pubs. Places limited. Booking form online: 01935 389611 (http://www.sdfhs.org/events/sdfhs-events/)

18 Market St. Martin's Community Hall, Broadmayne (next to Church) Nr Dorchester. 2pm-3:30pm. Cakes, preserves, raffle, craft, bric-a-brac, local produce, plants from a local Nursery and more. 01305 853765

18 New Hardy Players 'Wessex Scenes' Millennium Green, off Rax Lane, Bridport. 7:30pm. Outdoor performance; bring a blanket or chair and suitable clothes. £10 in advance from Local History Centre, or £12.50 on the door. 01308 458703

18,19 Tuneful Stories Max Gate, Alington Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 2AB. 1pm. Free. Bookable at Max Gate 01305 262538

18-20 Scything and Grassland Management Monkton Wyld Court, Nr Lyme Regis, DT6 6DQ. With Simon Fairlie. Learn the history, sociology and methodology - for beginners and advanced scythe users. 01297 560342 (www.monktonwyldcourt.org)

18-20 Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival Tolpuddle Village, Nr Dorchester. Opening midday Friday with live bands throughout the weekend. Bookable online. Sunday free (parking £10) with procession through the village. (www.tolpuddlemartyrs.org.uk)

19 ‘Singing the Song of all Creation' - Prayer and praise of God as the goal of life The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7BE. 10am-3:30pm, inc. sharing in the Eucharist & a simple home-made lunch. Contact to book: 01300 341741

19 Bridport Craft Fair Bridport Town Hall. 9am-3pm. Contact Terri Foxwell: 01308 424901

19 Felt-Making Workshop Highway Farm, West Rd, Bridport Booking essential: 01308 424321

19 Stoke Abbot Street Fair Parade at 1:45pm. Free but £1 car parking. Lots of fun and family activities! 01308 867517

19 Books, Coffee and 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. Info: 01929 463221 (www.moretonvillagehall.btck.co.uk)

19 Samantha Sings the Shows Langton Matravers Village Hall. 7:30pm. Paying homage to the greatest musicals of stage and screen. Music, costume and fun. £5, family £10 on the door or: 07710 878178 (www.samanthasings.co.uk)

19 Leigh Food Festival and Vintage Classic Car, Bike Display Leigh Village Hall, DT9 6HL. 10am-4pm. Come and taste/buy some of the best food and drink on offer from local producers. £2 Adults, under 15’s Free. 01935 873846

19 New Hardy Players 'Wessex Scenes' Minterne House, Minterne Magna DT2 7AU 7:30pm. Outdoor performance, please bring a blanket or chair & suitable clothes. £10 in advance; £12.50 on the door. 01305 269510 (www.minterne.co.uk)

19 International Young Musician of the Year Final Big School Room, Sherborne School 7:30pm. Hear our best teenage musicians from Sherborne and Europe. £10, students £5 inc. programme, from Sherborne TIC and via 01963 251255

19-26 Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week Various locations around Lyme Regis. Fun, games, music and displays for all the family. Sunday-RAF Falcons Parachute Display, Wednesday- Xtreme Falconry's Bird of Prey Display and Thursday - RAF Red Arrows Display. Programme from the RNLI shop in the harbour in Lyme. (www.facebook.com/LymeRegisLifeboatWeek)

19-27 Sherborne Art Club Open Exhibition Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. 11am – 5pm daily (3pm on last day). Over 400 paintings & sculptures available to view and buy. Free entry. Disabled access. (email: jenny@art-for-interiors.co.uk)

20 Classics at the Castle Sherborne New Castle. 10am-4pm. Classic car and supercar show, £10 entry, (under 16's free), surplus profits to charity. 01935 862714 (www.classicsatthecastle.co.uk)

20 Knoll Gardens at Farrs Farrs Garden, Whitcombe Rd, Beaminster, DT8 3NB. 11am-5pm. House & Garden open for charity.

20 Songs of Praise Marine Parade Shelters, Lyme Regis. 2.30pm. Presented by the Lyme Regis Churches accompanied by the Lyme Regis Town Band playing in the Marine Parade Shelters. (www.facebook.com/LymeRegisLifeboatWeek)

20 Jazz Brunch Tithe Barn, Symondsbury. Frank Griffith Trio playing from 11am - 2pm, followed by DJ James Baker until 3pm. Come along and enjoy the music. £5 or include Brunch for £10. 01308 424116 (www.symondsburyestate.co.uk)

20 Mrs E's Big Wheeze Uplyme Sports Field (fun run) and Starts at Mrs Ethelston's Primary School (5k & 10k run). Fun Run: 9;15am, 5k & 10K Run: 10:15am. Download an entry form from website. (www.acornfederation.co.uk/mrsethelstons)

21-25 It’s Showtime! Manor Farm Tithe Barn, Symondsbury. Make your own play. 10am-5pm. Ages 11-14. 07714 289459

21 Bride Valley Gardening Talk: Garden Trends Puncknowle Village Hall. 7:30pm. 01308 898473

22 Fossil Polishing Marine Parade Shelters, Lyme Regis. 10am-4pm. Take home your own piece of Jurassic Magic! Visit the museum’s stand at the Marine Shelters and polish a fossil of your own. 01297 443370 (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk)

22 Lyme Regis Town Band Concert Marine Parade Shelters, Lyme Regis. 8pm.

23 Admiral Sir George Somers Parade Langmoor Gardens and the Cobb, Lyme Regis. Starting at 11am in Langmoor Gardens the parade will pass through Broad Street, Marine Parade ending at the end of the Cobb. Followed by a celebration of Sir George Somers former Mayor and MP for Lyme Regis who founded the first settlement in Bermuda.

23 Exploring the Atmosphere of extra-solar planets Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. Science Café talk. 01935 813896

23-31 Super Summer Dinosaur Hunt Dinosaur Museum, Iceni Way, Dorchester, DT1 1EW. 10am-5pm each day.

23/07-08/08 Open Air Theatre: Henry IV Brownsea Island. £21 inc. Boat fare from Poole Quay, available online or from Beales Dolphin Centre Poole, Mon-Wed, payment by cash or cheque only. 01202 251987 (www.brownsea-theatre.co.uk)

24-25, 28-29 Pogles Wood John Muir Award Club Near Leigh, Sherborne. 10am-3pm. For unaccompanied children aged 6-8years. Children can complete their Conservation Award in any four days. £20 per day book in advance. 01935 873889

24 RNLI Raft Race West Bay, Bridport. 7pm for 7.30pm start. Home made rafts providing lots of fun! 01308 427212

25 Bridport Auction House Sale 1 St Michael's Trading Estate, Bridport. 10am. 01308 459400 (www.bridportauctionhouse.com)

25 New Hardy Players 'Wessex Scenes' Watercombe House, Near Owermoinge, DT2 8HJ. 7:30pm Outdoor performance, please bring a blanket or chair and wear suitable clothes. £10 in advance; £12.50 on the door. To book call 01305 289510

25-27 Pogles Wood Family Woodland Weekend Camp Near Leigh, Sherborne. Please register your interest to make this possible to run and details will be sent. Contact: 01935 873889 (email: philippa@folksw.org.uk)

26 Antique & Flea market Digby Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 10am-4pm. Antique & Flea market. 01963 250108

26 Music in Bucky Doo Square: St Swithuns Band Bridport Town Centre. 10am-noon. For the enjoyment of shoppers.

26 Take That - Tribute Night George Albert Hotel, Wardon Hill Nr Evershot, DT2 9PW. Tickets £27.50pp inc. Entertainment, 3 course meal also free drink on arrival for those in fancy dress. 01935 483430 (www.gahotel.co.uk)

26 Puncknowle Fete Puncknowle Manor, (B3157). 2:30pm-4:30pm. £1, u12s free. In aid of St Mary’s Church. 01308 898068

26 Air Day Royal Naval Air Station, Yeovilton. From 11am. An action-packed day out for all the family with thrilling flying displays and plenty to see and do on the ground. Tickets available from Dorchester & Sherborne TICs. 01935 840565

26 Eco Living Fair Great Field, Poundbury (next to Dorset Cereals.) 11am-5pm. Free entry, stalls on eco living options, renewable energy, local produce and food. 01202 960198 / 07974793163 (email: carol@wayaheadmedia.co.uk)

26 Unique Boutique Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. Free entry. Upcycled, handmade and locally designed pieces; jewellery, textiles, ceramics, toys, clothes, bags and art all designed and/or made in the Westcountry.

26 Chedington Street Fair 12noon-5pm. Many stalls and activities for all the family. 01935 891891 (email: davemcskelly@aol.com)

26 Powerstock Fete Mappercombe Manor, Nr Powerstock. 2:30pm-5pm. Traditional village fete.

26 Samantha Sings the Shows Broadmayne Village Hall, Nr Dorchester. 7:30pm. Paying homage to the greatest musicals of stage and screen. Music, costume and fun. £5, family £10 on the door or call. 07710 878178 (www.samanthasings.co.uk)

26 The Hyper Gig The Lyric Theatre, Bridport. 7:30pm. A special evening of entertainment. £12 on the door, £10 in advance from Fruits of the Earth, Bridport Music and Bridport Arts Centre. Profits will support Chloe’s hypermobility. 01308 421124

26-02/08 International Thomas Hardy Conference & Festival Various Locations. An eclectic mix of lectures by leading Hardy scholars, poetry readings, seminars, music, tours and guided walks, & more. 01305 251501 (www.hardysociety.org)

26-03/08 The Hilfield Families’ Camp The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, DT2 7BE. For further information: 01300 341741

26-27 Gartell Light Railway Open Day -Vintage Steam Weekend Common Lane, Yenston, Templecombe, BA8 0NB. Frequent steam and diesel departures from 10:30pm-4:30pm. More info: (www.glr-online.co.uk)

27 Symondsbury Summer Fayre Manor Yard & Tithe Barn, Symondsbury, Bridport. Vintage, crafts and local speciality food.

27 Town Band Concert Marine Parade, Lyme Regis 2:30pm. 'Music for a Sunday Afternoon' (www.lymeregistownband.co.uk)

27 Wessex Actors Company presents Noel Coward's 'Private Lives' Farm House, Poundbury, Dorchester. Matinee 1pm, picnics from 12noon. £12 adults, £8 U17s. Evenings 6pm, picnics from 5pm, all £12 from Dorchester TIC. Extra £2 on door.

27 Divine Union Soundbath Oborne Village Hall, Oborne, Nr. Sherborne, DT9 4LA. 2pm-4pm. Experience a magical performance of Pure Sound with crystal and Tibetan singing bowls and vocal overtoning. £10 in advance via 01935 389655

27 Charity Open Day Warmwell Racing Stables/Stud, off B3390. 2pm-4:30pm Enjoy a fun day out meet the Horses, Jockeys. See ever day running of yard, Displays, Side Shows, Raffles, Refreshment available. £3.50 entry, u10’s free. 01305 852254

27 Summer Fayre Symondsbury Estate, Manor Yard, DT6 6HG. 11am-7pm. Vintage, food & craft. 01308 424116

27 New Hardy Players 'Wessex Scenes' Thomas Hardy Conference, The Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HF 8pm. Indoor performance. £10 in advance; £12.50 on the door. 01305 251501

29 Lyme Regis Town Band Concert Marine Parade, Lyme Regis. 8pm. 'Music by the Sea'. (www.lymeregistownband.co.uk)

30 Junior Fishing Match The North Wall, Lyme Regis. 5pm-8pm. All the Junior matches are FREE to enter! All bait is supplied by The Tackle Box. We can supply tackle too, or BYO. Competition for the heaviest fish. 07919 958980.

30 Lyme Bay Photographic Club - Pub Quiz Pilot Boat Inn, Broad Street, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm. Fundraising Quiz.

30 Bridport Business Talks Avenue, West St, Bridport. 2 local speakers. £10 members, £15 non. (www.bridportbusiness.org.uk)

30 Tuneful Stories Hardy's Birthplace, Higer Bockhampton, Nr Dorchester, DT2 8QJ. 1pm. Free. Book via: 01305 262538

31 Ramblers Walk: Beaminster Hill Walk Yarn Barton Centre, Beaminster. 10am. 5 miles. (www.somersetramblers.co.uk)

31 Raft Race (RNLI) West Bay, Bridport. 6:30pm.

31 Pogles Wood - Forest Club Near Leigh, Sherborne. 10am-3pm. For unaccompanied children aged 6-8years. £15 for the day if booked in advance. To book: 01935 873889 philippa@folksw.org.uk)

31 Forde Abbey Summer Fair Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset, TA20 4LU. A spectacular action-packed fun day for all the family from 11am - 4pm. Tickets £7.50 (£2.50 children 5-15). 01460 220231 (www.fordeabbey.co.uk)

31/07-03/08 Camp Bestival Lulworth Castle & Park, Wareham. Loads of family fun activities, live entertainment from bands and TV characters such as Mr Tumble and this years theme is 'Circus'. (www.campbestival.net)

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
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email: sherborne.tic@westdorset-weymouth.gov.uk
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