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
19/09-10/10 Exhibition of New Work by Carry Akroyd and Malcolm Ashman The Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street Sherborne. Open 9:30am-5pm, Monday to Saturday. 01935 815261
Until 02/11 World War 1, Home and Away; Lest we Forget Museum, Whitcombe Rd, Beaminster, DT8 3NB. Open Tues, Thurs & Sat, 10:30am-1pm & 2pm-4:30pm. Sundays, 2pm-4:30pm. 01308 863439
01/10-14/10 Michael Stride - The Jurassic Coast…and beyond Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10am-5pm, daily. Vibrant new originals & Giclee prints exploring the region & landscapes beyond. Free entry. 01297 443718
01 Bridport Camera Club Talk Chancery House, Chancery Ln, Bridport. Demonstrating Audio Visuals. 01308 459266
01 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Paul Ellis. Free, 40 minute recital covering a wide range of music.
01 Garden Design Workshop Old School Gallery, Yetminster. 10am-4pm. £43 inc. coffee, lunch & tea. 01935 872761
01 Sherborne Area Partnership AGM The Small Hall, The Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 6pm for 6:30pm. 01935 816961
01 Charity Banquet & Evening of Opera Huish Farm, Sydling St Nicholas. 7:30pm. Sparkling wine reception, 3 course meal & wine, held in a traditional Dorset barn, with candle lighting & performance from Soprano Elizabeth Watts. Charity auction. £50. In aid of Naomi House & Jacksplace & Julia’s House Children’s Hospice. 01300 341265 / 07812 543779
02 Sunset Café Stompers Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 7:30pm. With Louise Parker. Tickets £10 from Sherborne TIC.
02 Justice Café Talk: The Story of Shire Hall Shire Hall, 62 High West St, Dorchester, DT1 1UY. 7pm. Led by Dr Jo Cox, Keystone Historic Building Consultants. Free; donations welcome. 01305 251010
02 Talk: 'The History of Book Illustrations' Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. 2:30pm. Talk by John Marriage. How it all began with many books to illustrate the topic. £3 on door. 01297 445537 (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk)
03 The Kettle's on! Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 2pm-4:30pm. Live music & entertainment. More info: 07811 018284
03 Free Lunchtime Recital Cheap St Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. 01935 812249 (www.sherborne.org)
03 Piano Concert Cheap Street Church, Cheap St. Sherborne. 1:30pm. Free recital by the students of Sherborne School.
03 Holwell Village Performance Night Holwell Village Hall, DT9 5LL. 7pm. Folks, Roots, Acoustic & Original. 01963 23145
03 Archaeology Lecture: Neolithic Warfare Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7pm for 7:30pm. By Dr Martin Smith (Bournemouth University). Free. 01305 756827
03 Dorset Wildlife Trust Talk: Sustainable Intensification United Church Hall, East St, Bridport Tim Stephens of Wessex Water talk starts at 7.30pm. £3, inc. refreshments. All welcome! 01305 264620
03 The Grand Budapest Hotel - Milborne Movies Milborne St Andrew Village Hall, DT11 0JX. 7:30pm. £3 on the door.
04 Local Lunch Monkton Wyld Court, Nr Lyme Regis, DT6 6DQ. Healthy organic meal, £7pp, phone to book: 01297 560342
04 P.B.F.A. Book Fair Memorial Hall, Digby Road. Antiquarian & secondhand books for sale. £1 entry. 01258 471249
04 Music in Bucky Doo Square: Wessex Military Band Bridport Town Centre. 10am-noon, for the enjoyment of shoppers.
04 Ramblers Walk: From Beaminster Meet Yarn Barton Car Park, Beaminster. 10am. 5 mile hilly walk. 01935 473951
04 Holistic Fair Eden Park, Buckland Newton, DT2 7DJ. 10am-4pm. Health food, holisic therapists & more. 07791 629357
04 Coffee Morning Inn Place, Pilot Boat Inn, 1 Bridge St, Lyme Regis. 10am. Coffee Morning in aid of town Christmas Lights.
04 Three Chords and beyond! With Samantah Muir ARCM Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 10am-4pm. Ukulele workshop for both beginners and those players looking for a refresher. £35/£45. 01935 815899 (www.sherborneartslink.org.uk)
04 Needle Felting Workshop Old School Gallery, Yetminster. 10am-4pm. £42 inc. lunch, tea & £5 of materials. 01935 872761
04 Antiques Valuation Day Children's Centre, Damers Rd, Dorchester Hospital. 11am-3pm. Have your antiques valued by Paul Atterbury, from Antique Roadshow & Matthew Denney from Dukes Auctions. £10 to inc. afternoon tea. 01305 834954
04 Blackmore Vale & Yeovil Assoc. Talk Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 2:30 pm. Paradise Lost on the Stourhead Estate.
04 Stick the Fiddle, Bridport Ceilidhs Church House, South Street, Bridport. 7:30pm-11pm. £8 on door. 01308 423442
04 Charmouth Literary Festival Charmouth Community Village Hall. 9am-4:30pm. Free to attend. A range of speakers. Workshops, publishing, activities. 7pm-9pm; music evening, £5 at door. 01297 561493 (http://charmouthlitfest.wordpress.com)
04-05 Lions Club of Dorchester & District Annual Fun Swimarathon Dorchester Sports Centre, Coburg Rd, Dorchester. Sat 1pm-6pm & Sun 9am-12noon. Team event. Applications from Dorchester TIC (www.lionsdorchester.org.uk) 01305 812404
04-05 Jaunt with Jane Lyme Regis Jaunt with Jane is a Jane Austen themed weekend held in Lyme Regis. The ultimate Janeite experience, see website for more details: (www.jauntwithjane.com)
05 Coach Trip to 'The Yeo Valley Organic Gardens nr Blagdon' Depart Uplyme Village Hall. 9:30am. 6½ acres of organic gardens, inc. a beautifully managed ornamental vegetable garden, gravel garden, stream-side garden and two meadow areas. Great tea room, too. £15. Please ring 01297 444034 by September 22 to book. (http://ulrhs.wordpress.com/events/)
05 Waterwheel Open Day Castleton Steam & Waterwheel Centre, Sherborne. 11am-4:30pm. An extensive collection of Victorian engineering feat. a massive 26ft waterwheel, built 1869. Adults £5, Family £7, Children FREE. 01935 389535
05 Wedding Fayre Manor Yard & Tithe Barn, Symondsbury. 11am-4pm. Exhibitions, goodies, bar & canapes. 01308 424116
05 Music in the Park Pageant Gardens, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Sherborne Town Band perform. Free.
06 Women in WW1 Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Kate Adie speaking about her latest book, ‘Fighting on the Home Front: The Legacy of Women in World War One’. £10 from the Parish Office in The Close. 01935 812452
06,13 Buddhist Meditation Classes Friends Meeting House, 8 Holloway Road, Dorchester, DT1 1LF. Mindfulness in Relationships'. 7pm - 8:30pm, £7 a class. 02380 557077 (www.thekchencentre.org)
07 Wine Dinner Summer Lodge Hotel, Evershot. 7pm. From the Skillogalee Estate, Barossa, Australia. £99pp. 01935 482031
08 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Stephen Bell. Free, 40 minute recital covering a wide range of music.
08 Sherborne Flicks: Jimmy’s Hall Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 7:30pm. £6 from Sherborne TIC.
08 Geology Lecture: Treasures from Space Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1XA 6:30pm for 7pm. By Dr Caroline Smith. Free, £3 donation encouraged. 01305 756827
08 Jimmy's Hall Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Sherborne Flicks. Tickets & info from Sherborne TIC.
09 Tindal Recital Series: Piano 4 Hands Tindal Recital Hall, Sherborne School, Sherborne. 7:30pm. For tickets and details contact the school via: 01935 810815 (email: email@example.com)
09 Ramblers Walk: From Maiden Newton Chilfrome Walkers Car Park, Maiden Newton Six mile walk starts at 10am. Contact organiser to confirm details. 01460 76366 (www.somersetramblers.co.uk)
09 Screen Bites: Last Holiday Powerstock Hut, Powerstock, DT6 3TB. Queen Latifah stars in this tale of a kitchen porter with only a few weeks to live. Food samples from local suppliers. £8 01963 32525 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
09 Safety First by Dorset Fire & Rescue St. George's Hall, Fordington, DT1 1RB. 2:15pm. Tea & Biccies. £1. 01305 269834
10 Free Lunchtime Recital Cheap St Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. 01935 812249 (www.sherborne.org)
10 Woodwind Recital Cheap Street Church, Cheap St. Sherborne. 1:30pm. Free recital by Sherborne School students.
10 Lyon House Concert Tindal Recital Hall, Sherborne School, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Tickets & details: 01935 810815
10 Lyme Bay Photographic Club Shadows & Tabletop PDI & Print Competitions Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. 7:30pm-10pm. (http://lymebayphotographicclub.org/club-programme-january-may-2014/)
10-11 Getting Along with The Last Bread Pudding Frampton Village Hall. 7:30pm. Two one-act comedies and a couple of great cabaret acts too. Tickets £5 from Frampton or Long Ash Garages or 07968 586906 (www.framptonflootlights.org.uk)
10-12 Do We Need Wars Anymore? The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, DT2 7BE. Led by Professor Sir Mike Aaronson, Director of the Centre for International Intervention at Surrey University. 01300 341741 (email: email@example.com)
11 Artisan Market Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 10am-3:30pm. Artisan crafts, local produce and café. 01935 817303
11 Chasty Cottage Antiques Fair Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 9am-4pm. £1 entry. Free parking. 01963 370986
11 People Aren't Scary The Studio, East Farm, Winterborne Whitechurch. 10am-3:30pm. Watercolour class. (www.marilynallis.co.uk)
11 Beaminster Antique Fair Town Hall, Fleet St. Beaminster. 9:30am-4pm. 01297 24446
11 Weymouth Choral Society Workshop Thomas Hardye School Theatre, Queen's Av, Dorchester, DT1 2ET. 10am-5pm. Neil Ferris will focus on vocal & choral technique, musicianship and interpretation. For more info. call: 01305 457084
11 Family Festival of Science Thomas Hardye School Science Department. 1pm-5pm. Range of displays, competitions and interactive activities, suitable for all ages, with open access and free entry. Light refreshments available. 01305 457084
11 The Dorset Chamber Orchestra Concert St. Mary's Church, Edward Rd, Dorchester, DT1 2HJ. 7:30pm. A sequence of works from the late 17th to early 19th Centuries opens the concert season. £13 on door. U18s free. 01305 260360
11 A Hymn to the Virgin - Siglo de Oro Sherborne Abbey. 7pm. Music for Mary by Britten, Victoria, Rachmaninoff, Mundy, Guerrero & Poulenc. Tickets, £5-15, from Sherborne TIC. (www.siglodeoro.co.uk)
11 Voskresenije Russian Choir from St Petersburg Herrison Hall, Charlton Down. 7:30pm. Tickets £10 (students £5) from Dorchester & Sherborne TICs, and via 01305 269852
12 Big Brush - Watercolour Workshop The Studio, East Farm, Winterborne Whitechurch, Nr Blandford, DT11 9AW. 10am-3:30pm. With local watercolour artist Marilyn Allis. £4. (www.marilynallis.co.uk)
12 Dorchester & District Bible Society Action Group United Service for Bible Sunday Dorchester Baptist Church, Bridport Rd, Dorchester, DT1 1RR. 6:30pm. Guest Speaker Rev Canon Thomas Woodhouse. All welcome.
12 Charity 5M Walk Meet at Brewers Arms, Martinstown. 10am. £5 (inc. goodie bag). Scavenger Hunt for Kids. 07880607684
12 Jurassic High Tea The top of Golden Cap, the highest point on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. 2pm-4pm. Savour the stunning afternoon views whilst tucking into your cream tea at the top £3 per person. Booking Essential 01297 489481.
13 Past & Present - Watercolour Workshop The Studio, East Farm, Winterborne Whitechurch, Nr Blandford, DT11 9AW. 10am-3:30pm. 2 colours, using light & dark shapes, with local water colour artist Marilyn Allis. £40. (www.marilynallis.co.uk)
14 Animals on the Loose - Mixed Media Workshop The Studio, East Farm, Winterborne Whitechurch, Nr Blandford, DT11 9AW. 10am-3:30pm. With local watercolour artist Marilyn Allis. £40 bookable online. (www.marilynallis.co.uk)
14 Bridport History Society Talk United Church, East St, Bridport . AGM followed by Hidden Depth-Women of the RNLI by Sue Hennessy. Start at 2:30pm. Entrance £1 (members) and £2.50 for visitors including refreshments. 01308 456876
14 The Norman Conquest The Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 8pm. Lecture by Dr. Marc Morris. 01963 370899
14 Cercle Français De Dorchester Café Jagos, 8 High West Street, Dorchester. 7:30pm. Lavande de la Provence au Dorset Hervé lé Révérend, Professeur au Collège Kingston Mauward. Français: 01305 812666 English: 01305 854025
14-17 Understanding Islam The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, DT2 7BE. A sympathetic introduction to the faith of Muslims. Led by Dr Chris Hewer. 01300 341741 firstname.lastname@example.org)
15 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. James Henderson. Free, 40 minute recital covering a wide range of music.
15 Bridport Camera Club Talk Chancery House, Chancery Ln, Bridport. Mike Farley: Photo 365 Presentation. 01308 459266
15 Wassily Kandinsky Talk Highlands End Holiday Park, Eype, Bridport . 2:30pm. Speaker Ms Rosalind Whyte will give a lecture exploring Kandinsky's journey from figurative landscape painter to modernist master. 07972 472029
15 Local Lunch Monkton Wyld Court, Nr Lyme Regis, DT6 6DQ. Healthy organic meal, £7pp, phone to book: 01297 560342
15 ‘Food Allergy or Food Intolerance’ The Dorford Centre, Bridport Rd, Dorchester. 7pm. Lecture by Dr Tim Robinson. £1.
15 Music at the Museum: Steven Devine, Harpsichord Dorset County Museum, High West St, Dorchester. 7:30pm. To inc. J S Bach Goldberg Variations and French music. £12, students £2 from Museum shop or at the door. 01305 266028
15 Ian Sherwood Show Shipton Gorge Village Hall, nr Bridport. 7:30pm. Unique folk/pop. £8. 01308 897562 (www.artsreach.co.uk)
15-19 Bridport Open Book Festival 2014 Bridport Arts Centre, South St. More info: (www.bridport-open-book.com)
15-19 Sherborne’s 3rd Literary Festival Sherborne. A range of authors inc. Gyles Brandreth, James Wong, Lindsay Davies, Ann Widdecombe, Benedict Allen, Paul Atterbury, and more! Tickets from Sherborne TIC. (www.sherbornelitfest.org.uk)
15/10-02/11 Enchanted Floodlit Gardens Abbotsbury Suptropical Gardens, DT3 4LA. Lights on from dusk – 8:30pm. Plus 3 Halloween Family Fright Nights 30th Oct-1st Nov. Face painting, laser rave & creepy crawly tent, fancy dress encouraged.
16 An Englishman's Home: Play Reading Dorset County Museum, High West St, Dorchester. 7:30pm. Play-reading by The New Hardy Players of Guy du Maurier's play about the fictional attack on England by enemy forces. £10. 01305 756827
16 Mood Boosting Taster Day Dorchester Library, South Walks House, Charles Street, Dorchester, DT1 1EE. Come and choose a book to lift your mood and take part in a free taster activity ranging from Mindfulness to Tai Chi. 01305 224440
16 Short Wine Course and Lunch Event Summer Lodge Hotel, Evershot, DT2 0JR. 12pm. Exploring Tuscany, with Eric Zwiebel, 4th in the ‘Best Sommelier in the World’ competition. £49.50 pp. 01935 482031 (www.summerlodgehotel.com)
16 Lunchtime Concert: Illumine Concert Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 1pm-2pm. Guy Gardner (piano) and Terry Quinney (Saxophone) inspired by the great composers. Free entry. 01305 756827
16 South Dorset R.S.P.B. Group St. George`s Hall, Fordington, Dorchester. 7:45pm. Talk by Andy Swash, Professional Photographer, 'Beautiful Birds, a Journey through the Rainbow and the challenges of Photographing Them.' £3/ £3.50.
17 Free Lunchtime Recital Cheap St Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. 01935 812249 (www.sherborne.org)
17 Strings' Recital Cheap Street Church, Cheap St. Sherborne. 1:30pm. Free recital by the students of Shebrorne School.
17 The Piddlehinton Twinning Association presents Café de Paris Piddletrenthide Memorial Hall, Nr Dorchester 7:30pm. An evening of bistro bites, wine and song with The Dave Bowen Quartet. £8 from local shop / PO. 01300 348330 / 348255
17-18 Arts & Crafts Exhibition & Sale Maiden Newton Village Hall, Nr Dorchester. 17th Chesse & Wine Reception 6pm-9pm. 18th Coffee, Lunches & Tea 10am-4pm. Paintings by Maiden Newton Art Group. Local crafts for sale. Tomobola.
18 Apple Day in Bridport Community Orchard, (behind St Marys Church) Bridport. 11am-3pm. 01308 420602 / 458480
18 Bridport Craft Fair Town Hall, South St, Bridport. 9am- 3pm. Free entry. Lots to see. Tel 01308 456722
18 Books, Coffee & Cake Moreton Village Hall, Nr Dorchester. 10am-12noon. 'as new' books just 25p! 01929 463221
18/10-13/11 Through The Life of Phillip Sutton Exhibition Sladers Yard, West Bay, Bridport. Details: 01308 459511
18 Jumble Sale Moreton Village Hall, DT2 8RE. 10am-2pm. A good old fashioned Jumble Sale combined with our regular Book/Coffee morning. Refreshments and Home Made cakes and produce for sale. Free entry Maeve 01929 463221
18 Voices and Viols Day - William Byrd Through His Own Eyes Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. Tutor-led reading sessions, ensemble work, and musical training, using the original prints. 01935 509488 (www.sherborneearlymusic.com)
18 I'm in the Mood - Mind Tingling Workshops Dorset County Library, Charles St, Dorchester, DT1 1EF. 12pm-4pm. Free events for all ages; BEAT the Mood, creative writing, poetry writing and enjoy giving a speech. Book via: 01305 261540
18 Ian Sherwood Performance Comrades Hall, Broadwindsor. 7:30pm. A unique brand of folk pop music. £8. 01308 867644
18 Bird on a Wire The White Hart, Sherborne. 9pm. For more info. on the music duo, please call: 01935 817668
19 Ramblers Walk: From Lower Eype Lower Eype Car Park, nr Bridport. 10:30am. 10 mile walk. Please call: 01935 429477
19 Matins with the Sherborne Singers Castleton Church, Sherborne. 11am. 01935 816332
19/10-07/11 Exhibition of Work by Richard Pikesley Jerram Gallery, Half Moon St, Sherborne. 9:30am-5pm, Mon-Sat.
20 Bride Valley Gardening Club Talk Puncknowle Village Hall. 7:30pm. ‘Importance of Ancient Woodland’. 01308 898473
20 Community Lecture: A Pollutant's Tale Thomas Hardye School Theatre, Queen's Av, Dorchester. 7pm. By Tim Harrison, Director of Outreach, School of Chemistry at the University Bristol. Free but by ticket only from school. 01305 266064
22 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Simon Clarkson. Free, 40 minute recital covering a wide range of music.
22 Travellers' Tales: Ancient Mexico Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7pm for 7:30pm. Come and hear a little about these strange cultures, and how they thrived. Free entry. 01305 756827
23 An Evening with Tim Laycock Shire Hall, 62 High West Street, Dorchester. 8pm. (www.dorsetforyou.com/shirehallproject)
23-26 International Film Festival Powell Theatre, Abbey Rd, Sherborne. 10 International films to delight, inspire, thrill and more. Inc. The Lunchbox, Cinema Paradiso and In Order of Disappearance. Tickets from Sherborne TIC. (www.shiff.org.uk)
24 Lecture by Matt Dickinson Gryphon School, Sherborne. 6pm; wine & canapes. Lecture; 7pm. Adventure & expedition film maker on his journeys inc. a yacht voyage to Antartica, the perilous rapids of the Brahmaputra River and 01963 220559
24 Mike Denham Brownsword Hall, Poundbury, Nr Dorchester. 7:30pm. Acclaimed jazz pianist plays the music of George Gershwin & Cole Porter £6.50 advance (£7.50 on door) from Rivoli, Pummery Sq. Poundbury. (www.brownswordevents.org.uk)
24-25 Charter House Auction Long Street Sale Rooms, Sherborne. Pictures, Prints, Books & Sporting Items. 01935 812277
24-26 Instruments of Peace The Friary, Hilfield, DT2 7BE. Franciscan peacemaking in a world of conflict. 01300 341741
24-26 Gay Men's Singing and Dancing Weekend Monkton Wyld Court, Nr Lyme Regis, DT6 6DQ. With Dave and Jon. Celebration in song and dance. 01297 560342 (www.monktonwyldcourt.org)
24-27 Autumn Book Sale Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 10am-4pm. Blockbuster sale of second-hand books and DNHAS publications. Donations welcome. 01305 756827 (email: email@example.com)
25 Antique & Fleamarket Digby Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 10am-4pm. Antique & Fleamarket. 01963 250108
25 Introduction to Contemplative Photography Borough Gardens House, Dorchester DT1 1RE Seeing clearly, pattern, texture, colour and space with Colin Tracy ARPS. More info: 01305 889476 (www.fullyfocusedphotos.co.uk)
25 Dorchester Moose Ladies Circle Autumn Fayre United Church, South Street, Dorchester. 10am-12noon. Tombola, homemade preserves, cakes, tea & Coffee. Raising funds for Marie Curie.
25 Bernardo - Continental Guitarist Concert Dorset County Museum, High West St, Dorchester. 1pm-2pm. 01305 756827
25 Autumn Model Show at Fleet Air Arm Museum RNAS Yeovilton 10am-4pm. An amazing day of flying machines at the south west's leading model show inc. a spectacular flying display by the British Model Flying Association. 01935 84056
25-26 Autumn Colours Weekend Sherborne New Castle. 11am-4:30pm. Only £4! 01935 813182 (www.sherbornecastle.com)
26 Bridport Vintage Market Antiques Quarter, St Michaels Estate. 12noon - 4pm. Lots of exciting stalls, plus cafe!
26 Gartell Light Railway Open Day Common Ln, Yenston, Templecombe, BA8 0NB. 10:30pm-4:30pm. (www.glr-online.co.uk)
26 Divine Union Soundbath Oborne Village Hall, Oborne, Nr. Sherborne, DT9 4LA. 2pm-4pm. Experience a magical performance using crystal and Tibetan singing bowls. £10 in advance via: 01935 389655 (www.centreforpuresound.org)
27 Golden Cap Assoc. (National Trust W. Dorset) present 'Leading & Managing Stourhead' Bridport United Church Hall, East St. Bridport. 7:30pm. Talk by Michael MacCormack, Manager of Stourhead. £3 inc. tea & biscuits. 01308 863577
27 Buddhist Meditation Class Friends Meeting House, 8 Holloway Rd, Dorchester. 7pm, £7. 02380557077 (www.thekchencentre.org)
27/09-04/10 Try This… Various Venues in Dorchester 8 Days of FREE taster sessions & workshops from beekeeping to slacklining. Programmes from Dorchester TIC. @dorchestertry 01305 252204 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
27-31 Halloween Events Shire Hall, 62 High West St, Dorchester. Guided family tours on 27th & 29th at 11am & 12noon, lasting 50mins. Adults £4, children free. 28th The Big Draw – make a ghost to hang up in the cells 10:30am-12:30pm free, just turn up. 29th The Lights Out Tour! 8pm, suitable for 12+, £7, under 16s £5. All available from Dorchester TIC.
28 Artz+ Swimming, Trampolining & Tri-Golf Oxley Sports Centre, Sherborne, DT9 3DA. 1pm-4pm. For children with special needs & disabilities and their families. Develop skills and try something new. 01202 714700 (www.dorsetforyou.com/artz+)
28 Who's Coming From Where? Different Perspectives on the English Reformation Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 8pm.
28 Cercle Français De Dorchester - Travel and Plant Dye Café Jagos, 8 High West St, Dorchester. 7:30pm-9:30pm. Francesca Pick's summer travels & plant dying. All welcome. Français: 01305 812666 English: 01305 854025
29 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Simon Clarkson. Free, 40 minute recital covering a wide range of music.
29 Bridport Business Talks Avenue, West St, Bridport. Monthly meetings, local speakers. £10/£15. (www.bridportbusiness.org.uk)
30 Wine Tasting 'Rioja Revisited' Cafe Paninis, Weymouth Av. Dorchester DT1 1QR. 7pm for 7:30pm. 8-10 wines presented and after a two course supper. £32.50 pre-book on 01308 427500 (www.palmerswinestore.com)
30 Hardy Talk: Life is… A Game of Chess: Hardy, Games and Prehistoric Landscapes Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7:30pm, doors open 7pm. By Rebbecca Welshman. All welcome, free. 01305 756827
30 Can There be an Ethical Politics? Wessex Royale Hotel, 33 High West St. Dorchester. 7:30pm. Talk by Ros Kayes, LibDem Parliamentry Candidate. Is the practice of politics inimical to an ethical lifestyle? All welcome, £3. 07921 311518
30/09-20/10 Menagerie A Trois Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10:30am-4pm. daily. An exhibition of recently made paintings, drawings & prints by Hive Art Group, winners of the RAMM Local Art Prize, 2013. Free. 01395 516068
31 Bridport Auction House Sale Day 1 St Michael's Trading Estate, Bridport. Auctions start at 10am. 01308 459400
31 Artz+ Halloween in the Woods! Howard’s Woods, Netherbury, nr. Beaminster. 2pm-5pm. For children with special needs & disabilities and their families. Drumming, songs & campfire stories. 01202 714700 (www.dorsetforyou.com/artz+)
31 Wine Tasting 'Rioja Revisited' Palmers Brewery, West Bay Rd. Bridport. 8pm. 8-10 wines. £13.50 Book: 01308 459500
31 Halloween Party The White Hart, Cheap St/Greenhill corner, Sherborne. 7pm. For more info. please call: 01935 817668
31 Wine Tasting Evening Palmers Brewery, West Bay Rd, Bridport. 7:30pm Tutored tasting. £13.50. 01308 427500.
31/10-02/11 Pathways to Peace Through World Religions The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, DT2 7BE. People of different faiths living peacefully with creation. Led by Victoria Finlay of the Alliance of Religions and Conservation. 01300 341741
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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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