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
25/07-02/08 The Hilfield Youth Camp The Friary, Hilfield, DT2 7BE. Details & to book: 01300 341741 www.hilfieldfriary.org.uk
30/06-03/10 Coast, Cliff & Crashing Waves Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum. Photography exhibition. 01297 443370
30/07-02/08 Camp Bestival Lulworth Cove.
01 Dorset Food & Arts Festival Queen Mother Sq, Poundbury, Dorchester. 9am-9pm. Inc. activities for young children.
01 Needle Felting Workshop The Old Saddler, Cerne Abbas. 10am-4pm. Carla Taylor of The Mousehole Wooley gives a step by step to make your own Country Wiley Fox. £47inc.lunch & materials. 01300 341238 www.theoldsaddler.co.uk
01 One World Festival Borough Gardens, West Walks Rd, Dorchester. 11am-6pm. Celebrating different world cultures.
01 Informal Music Gig The Lyric Theatre, Bridport, DT6 3LX. 8pm fusing song & music from 'The Temptation of St Anthony' show as well as traditional song from each of the performers' countries. £3. email@example.com 07547 292365
01 Music in Bucky Doo Bucky Doo Square, South St, Bridport. 10am. Live music for shoppers’ entertainment . 01308 456722
01 Toast Nine and Seashells Rose & Crown, Longburton. 9pm. 4 piece female fronted cover band. 01963 210202
01,08,15,22,29 Saturday Nights at The Mill The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. Open till 8pm (the pub and café even later), offering entertainment, sustenance & inspiration in a relaxed setting for the post-beach / pre-cinema crowd. www.townmill.org.uk
01-02 The Great Butterfly Scramble 10am-3pm. Butterfly counting with a small element of competition and a lot of fun! Prizes awarded too. Looking for Dorset teams of at least two. Details & to apply :07981776767 firstname.lastname@example.org
01-02 Training Course - Dry Stone Walling South Dorset Ridgeway. 9:30am-4pm. Beginners training. Info: 01305 228273
01-02 Great Dorset Chilli Festival St Giles Park, Wimborne St Giles. 10am-5pm. www.GreatDorsetChilliFestival.co.uk
01-09 Lyme Regis Regatta & Carnival Week Various places around Lyme Regis. Over 60 events during the week for the whole family fundraising for local causes. Carnival Procession & Fireworks Saturday 1st August. lymeregiscarnival.co.uk
01-29 Onewall Gallery: Cilla Maine Exhibition Gallimaufry Furnishings, 179 Bridport Road, Poundbury, DT1 3AH. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm. Works from observatingnature & still life, using a highly personal language of colour & texture. 01305 257516
02 West Bay Day The Promenade, West Bay, Bridport. 1pm until 11pm. Music, activities, classic cars and lots more!
02 Cream Tea Frampton Village Hall. From 3pm. In aid of Village Flower Show. Info: Rene Green 01300 320666
02 Sunday Teas at Village Museum Church of Our Lady, North Chideock. 3pm-5:30pm. Tea & home made cake.
02-16 Summer School of Music Sherborne School. Courses are available in all musical disciplines. 01342 893963
03 Messy Monday Sherborne Museum. 10:30am-1pm. Activities for kids. Free entry (donations accepted). 01935 812252
03 Dinosaurs & Friendly Monsters Sherborne Museum. 6pm-6:45pm. Free Paul Stickland story telling event. 01935 812252
03 Revelations in Context Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 10am-4pm. Study Day. £10. 01935 812452
03-05 Rockpoole Rambles Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre - Meet at the BIG Anchor in Lyme Regis. 2nd 1:30pm; 3rd 2pm; 4th 2:30pm; 5th 3pm. Walks last 1.5 hours, equipment provided. Pre book: Adults £4; Child £3. 01297 560772,
03-05,10-12,17-19,24-26 Summer Holiday Tennis & Multi Sport Camps Bridport Tennis Club. 9:30am-3:30pm. Summer fun tennis games and multi sports. Age 8-13 years Cost £24/£20 per session. 07872 645 230 email@example.com
04 Dance Evenings from the time of Thomas Hardy, Poldark & the Battle of Waterloo St. George's Hall, Fordington DT1 1LB. 7:30pm-9:30pm. With coffee break. £5 on door. Info: 077102 85687 / 01935 472771 firstname.lastname@example.org
04 The Taming of the Shrew Castle Gardens, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Open air Illyria Theatre production. 01935 814633
04 Town Band Concert Marine Parade Shelters, Lyme Regis. 8pm Free, every Tuesday in August. lymeregistownband.co.uk
05 Music in Bucky Doo Bucky Doo Square, South St, Bridport. 10am. Live music for shoppers’ entertainment. 01308 456722
05 Art Farm 'People' The Old Cow Shed Studio, Manor Farm, Glanvilles Wooton, Nr Sherborne, DT9 5PZ. 10am-12:30pm. Ages 6-10. £12per child. Info/to book: 07775 902516 email@example.com www.theoldcowshedstudio.co.uk/artfarm
05 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 12:45pm. Free organ recital, approx 40 mins, with retiring collection.
05 Seatown BBQ Outside Anchor Inn, Seatown, Chideock. 5pm. Air Sea Rescue Display and family fun. 01308 421021
05, 19 & 26 KidsArt Wednesday Lulworth Cove Visitors Centre. Morning and afternoon printing workshops for 7years+. Please bring old clothes as we will be getting messy! 01929 400155 www.lulworth.com
06 Jurrassic Coast Shibori Workshop Highway Farm, Bridport, DT6 6AE. www.highwayfarm.co.uk townhillstudio.co.uk
06 Sherborne's Vanished Pubs Walkabout - Route 2 Meet in Waitrose Car Park, Sherborne. 6pm. Barry Brock leads an evening walk ending with a beer in a pub. Via Newland, Castleton, and Long Street. 01935 389611 firstname.lastname@example.org
06-19 ‘Unintentional Outcomes' Art Exhibition The Town Mill, Lyme Regis 10;30am-4:30pm. Local artist Julie Oldfield returns with this solo exhibition of her mixed media landscapes on metal, canvas and board. www.townmill.org.uk
07 Performance Night Holwell Village Hall, DT9 5LL. 7pm. Folk, Roots, Acoustic & Original Music. To perform: 01963 23145
07 Coach Trip to Taunton Flower Show Leaving from Uplyme Village Hall Depart Uplyme Village Hall at 9:30am. Cost £17 for coach & admission. Please ring Robin Britton 01297 442794 to book by Aug 1st. https://ulrhs.wordpress.com/
07 Elijah Wolf + Friday Nights Molly's Den, Shoe Ln, Bridport. Elijah hosts Open Mic & performs his own songs, 4pm-9pm.
07 The Replicas Rose & Crown, Longburton. Brilliant covers band, with rocking tunes. 01963 210202
07-09 Don Giovanni St Cuthbert's Church, Oborne. 8pm. Feat. International Soloists. £35. 01935 813463
07-09 The Purbeck Rally Steam & Vintage Show Worgret Road, Wareham, BH20 6AB. 10am-5pm. 3 Day Steam & vintage show. Admission: Friday £5. Saturday/Sunday £6. U16’s free. email@example.com www.purbeckrally.co.uk
07-26 Summer Open at The Town Mill The Town Mill, Lyme Regis 10:30am-4:30pm. A special summer show highlights the work of several artists who are members of The Town Mill’s own artists’ group, Arts Co. www.townmill.org.uk
07-27 Local Artist Ollie Taylor Main Window Exhibition Dorchester TIC, 11 Antelope Walk, Dorchester. Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm.
08 Jurassic Coast Shibori Indigo Dyeing Workshop Highway Farm, Bridport, DT6 6AE. £64 inc. materials. eventbrite.co.uk
08 Music for a Summer Evening St Simon & St Jude Church, Winterborne Monkton, Dorset, DT2 9PT. 7pm. Followed by drinks and light refreshments. Raising money to replace the Church's antiquated lighting system. 01305 264117
08 Grin & Tonic The Beehive, Bridport Football Ground. 8pm-12:30am. A disco for grown ups. Tickets from Bridport Music £5.
08 Grand Carnival Procession Starts Holmbush Car Park, Ends Cobb Square. 8pm. Info: www.lymeregiscarnival.co.uk
08 Beaminster Fairs Public Hall, Beaminster Antiquest, Vintage & Collectables 9:30am-4pm 01297 24446 / 07977 591736
08 Country or Contemporary Needlefelt Hare Workshop, Elworthy Hall, Winterborne Monkton, DT2 9PT. 10am-4pm. £49 inc. materials & lunch. Suitable for beginners & some experience. Booking essential. 01305 260315 www.artisandt1.co.uk
08 Jurassic Coast boat trip Exmouth West Bay 9:30am-3pm. West Bay Exmouth 2pm-7:30pm. £20 stuartlinecruises.co.uk
08 Trinity Street Entertainers Holnest Church. 7:30pm. An evening fo good music, fun and laughter. £7.50. 01963 210493
09 Family Fun Day Kingston Maurward Animal Park, Dorchester, DT2 8PY. 10am-4pm. Family fun. www.kmc.ac.uk
09 Open Day Sherborne Steam & Waterwheel Centre. 11am-4pm. See an extensive collection of Victorian engineering feat. the massive 26ft diameter waterwheel built in 1869. Adults £5, Family £7, Children FREE. 01935 389535 www.sswc.co.uk
09 Warm Festival Borough Gardens, West Walks Rd, Dorchester. 1pm. Live music. In aid of the Steve Charles Fund.
09 Cattistock Countryside Show Rampisham Down, DT2 0HT (off A356). 9am-5pm. £10 per car. www.cattistockshow.co.uk
09 Cream Tea Frampton Village Hall. From 3pm. In aid of CLIC Sargent. Info: Rene Green 01300 320666
09 Sunday Afternoon Music Marine Parade Shelters, Lyme Regis. 2:30pm. Town Band concert lymeregistownband.co.uk
09 Sunday Teas at Village Museum Church of Our Lady, North Chideock. 3pm-5:30pm. Tea & home made cake.
09-11 The Temptation of St Anthony The Lyric Theatre, Bridport, DT6 3LX. It is inspired by ancient Egyptian legend and explores themes of wellbeing, mind and spirituality. £3 from 07547 292365 or Lyric Theatre
09 Lyme Regis Town Band Concert Marine Parade Shelters, Lyme Regis. 2:30pm-4pm. www.lymeregistownband.co.uk
10 Messy Monday Sherborne Museum. 10:30am-1pm. Activities for kids. Free entry (donations accepted). 01935 812252
10-14 Summer Dance Scene Bridport Art Centre Bridport Youth Dance present a summer school for children aged 14+ 20 places available. 10am-4pm To book: 07765 971357 firstname.lastname@example.org
11 U3A Talk 'The Edwardian Home' Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. By Yvonne Bell. 10am coffee, 11am talk. 07802 751828
11 Town Band Concert Marine Parade Shelters. 8pm, Free. Eery Tuesday in August. www.lymeregistownband.co.uk
11 Dance Evenings from the time of Thomas Hardy, Poldark & the Battle of Waterloo St. George's Hall, Fordington DT1 1LB. 7:30pm-9:30pm. With coffee break. £5 on door. Info: 07710285687 / 01935 472771 email@example.com
11 Memory Café Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis 10:30 to 12:00. Memory Cafes provide an opportunity for people with dementia and their carers to meet in a relaxed social setting. Information, support and activities. 01202 764352
11 Cardboard Portraits Lyric Theatre, Bridport. 10am-2pm. Workshop for aged 8+. £20. 01308 423951 www.the-lyric.com
12 Lino Printing Workshop Lulworth Cove Visitors Centre, BH20 5RQ.10:30am-4:30pm. With Lusea Warner. Full demonstration, carve out your own design for printing. £45pp inc. materials. 01929 400155 www.lulworth.com
12 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey 12:45pm. Free organ recital, approx 40 mins, with retiring collection.
13 Rockpoole Rambles Meet at the BIG Anchor, Lyme Regis. 11:15am. Walks last 1.5 hours, inc. equipment. 01297 560772
13 Sherborne's Vanished Pubs Walkabout - Route 2. Meet in Waitrose Car Park, Sherborne. 6pm. Barry Brock leads an evening walk ending with a beer in a pub. Via Newland, Castleton, and Long Street. 01935 389611 firstname.lastname@example.org
14 River Cottage Gig Nights nr Axminster, EX13 8TB. Joey The Lips. £15. Book online rivercottage.net
14 Elijah Wolf + Friday Nights @ Molly's Den, Shoe Lane Bridport Elijah hosts his popular 'Howl Open Mic' and performs his own songs 4 - 9 pm Family friendly/food/drink available www.mollys-den.co.uk
15 Vinyl Saturday United Church Hall, East St, Bridport. Usually 20+ stalls. Entry £1. 07429 102645
15 Bridport Carnival Bridport town centre. From 7pm. The procession from West Street & down South Street. 07836 516763
15 Wessex Military Band Bucky Doo Square, Bridport. 10am. Live music for shoppers’ enjoyment. 01308 456722
15 Book Fair Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 9:30am-4pm. 01803 613356
15 Music in Bucky Doo Bucky Doo Square, South St, Bridport. 10am. Live music for shoppers’ entertainment. 01308 456722
15 Books, Coffee, Cake and Home Grown/Made produce Moreton Village Hall Nr Dorchester, DT2 8RE. 10am-12noon.
15 Dorchester Cider Festival Borough Gardens, West Walks Road, Dorchester, DT1 1RE. 3pm-9:30pm. Organised by the Dorchester Roundtable.Family friendly. Live music. Local cider & perry. Hog roast & food. Twitter @DorchRoundtable
15 River Cottage Gig Nights nr Axminster, EX13 8TB. Tankus the Henge. £15 book online: www.rivercottage.net
15 Prize Bingo Frampton Village Hall. Eyes down 7:30pm. In aid of Dorset / Somerset Air Ambulance.
15 Sherborne Summer School Concert Sherborne Abbey 8pm. Closing concert fo the Summer School of Music, featuring Gershwin, Hindemith, Strauss, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky & Wagner. www.sherbornesummerschoolofmusic.org.uk
15-16 River Cottage Summer Fair nr Axminster, EX13 8TB. £12.50 adults/under 12s free. rivercottage.net or 01297 630300
15-23 Burton Bradstock Festival of Music and Art Burton Bradstock. Various venues 6 days of brilliant classical, jazz and fold music with internationally acclaimed performers tickets from 01308 897203 or www.burtonbradstockfestival.com
15 Enamels for Beginners Workshop Elworthy Hall, Winterborne Monkton, Dorchester, DT2 9PT. 10am-12:30pm. £25 including materials. Suitable for beginners. Booking essential. 01305 260315 www.artisandt1.co.uk
15 Saturday Crafternoon Elworthy Hall, Winterborne Monkton. 2pm-4pm. £3. Bring your current craft project. 01305 260315
16 Enamels for Improvers Elworthy Hall, Winterborne Monkton, DT2 9PT. 2pm-4pm. £30 01305 260315
16 Lyme Regis Town Band Concert Marine Parade Shelters, Lyme Regis. 2:30pm-4pm. www.lymeregistownband.co.uk
16 Archaeological Day: Eggardon Hill DT2 0EY. Meet at junction East of Eggardon, there is a small lay-by. 2pm. Discover a prehistoric hillfort. 2hr walk, some slopes. £3 (£5 on day) child £1. www.dorsetforyou.com/Dorset-Archaeological-Days
16 Dorchester Vintage Bus & Coach Running Day Top O' Town Car Park, Bridport Rd. Dorchester. Buses & caoches of the past on show, recreating the bus routes run by the former Bere Regis & District Motor Services. Free rides. 01395 567795
16 Sherborne Town Band Pageant Gardens, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Bring a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of free music.
16 Sunday Teas at Village Museum Church of Our Lady, North Chideock. 3pm-5:30pm. Tea & home made cake.
16 Joint Concert Marine Parade Shelters Lyme Regis Town Band and Ottery St Mary Band. 2.30pm
16 Music for a Sunday Afternoon Marine Parade Shelters 2:30pm-4pm www.lymeregistownband.co.uk
16 Cream Tea Frampton Village Hall. From 3pm. In aid of Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. Info: 01300 320666
16 Bridport Torchlight Procession Starts outside Bridport Town Hall. Starts at 9pm with everyone walking down to West Bay holding lit torches on closed roads. Usually followed by a bonfire and entertainment down at West Bay. 07836 516763
17 Messy Monday Sherborne Museum. 10:30am-1pm. Activities for kids. Free entry (donations accepted). 01935 812252
18 Magna Carta Exhibition and Cream Teas Sherborne Museum, Abbey Gate, Church Lane. 2pm-4:30pm. 01935 812252
18 Town Band Concert Marine Parade Shelters, Lyme Regis. 8pm. Every Tuesday in August. lymeregistownband.co.uk
18 Dance Evenings from the time of Thomas Hardy, Poldark & the Battle of Waterloo St. George's Hall, Fordington DT1 1LB. 7:30pm-9:30pm. With coffee break. £5 on door. Info: 07710285687 / 01935 472771 email@example.com
18 Zentangles Elworthy Hall, Winterborne Monkton, Dorchester, DT2 9PT. 7pm-9pm. Structured doodling is very relaxing and the designs produced can be used in your other craft projects. £22 inc materials. Pre-book: 01305 260315 artisandt1.co.uk
18-23 New Testament Greek in a Week Hilfield Friary, nr Dorchester, DT2 7BE. 34hrs of tuition over 6 days. 01935 812452
19 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey 1pm. Free organ recital by Simon Clarkson, approx 40 mins, with retiring collection.
19 Guided Walk: The Butterflies of Lulworth Lulworth Heritage Centre, BH20 5RH. map ref SY 824 800. Starts 11am. Approx. 2hours. The walk will involve a steep climb onto Bindon Hill. Free, booking advised: 01929 400155
20 Sherborne's Vanished Pubs Walkabout - Route 2. Meet in Waitrose Car Park, Sherborne. 6pm. Barry Brock leads an evening walk ending with a beer in a pub. Via Newland, Castleton, and Long Street. 01935 389611 firstname.lastname@example.org
20 Wild Pirates day Stonebarrow Hill, Charmouth, DT6 6RA. 11am-3pm. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/golden-cap/ 01297 489481
21 Market St Martin’s Community Hall Broadmayne. Cakes, Preserves, Raffle, Craft, Plants, Bricabrac & more. 01305 853765
21 Cookery Course: Chilli Day Church Walk, Littlebredy, Dorchester DT2 9HG. Join Christine McFadden and learn to cook a fascinating range of chillies - some fresh, some dried, some hot, some not. Info: 01308 482784 www.thedorsetfoodie.co.uk
21 Elijah Wolf + Friday Nights @ Molly's Den, Shoe Lane Bridport Elijah hosts his popular 'Howl Open Mic' and performs his own songs 4 - 9 pm Family friendly/food/drink available www.mollys-den.co.uk
21 Bat Walks at Radipole Lake RSPB 'Wild Weymouth Discovery Centre', Swannery Car-Park, Weymouth, DT4 7TZ. 8pm. Evening stroll, use a bat detector. Pre-book: Non-members £6, U 16's £2. 01305 778313 www.rspb.org.uk/radipolelake
21/07-06/09 Super Summer Dinosaur Hunt Dinosaur Museum, Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW Open daily 10am-5pm. Explore the museum to solve the dinosaur mystery. www.thedinosaurmuseum.com
21/08-01/09 Earth-Air-Fire-Water' Art Exhibition The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10:30am-5:30pm. Free. www.townmill.org.uk
21-23 Lyme Regis Folk Festival Various locations around Lyme Regis, inc. The Pilot Inn, Langmoor Gardens & Free Seafront concerts over the weekend from 12noon-5pm. For tickets call Lyme Regis TIC. 01297 442138 www.lymefolk.com
22 Wiley Fox Needlefelt Workshop Elworthy Hall, Winterborne Monkton, Dorchester, DT2 9PT. 10am-4pm. £49 including materials & lunch. Suitable for beginners and those with some needlefelting experience. 01305 260315. Artisandt1.co.uk
22 St Swithuns Band Bucky Doo Square, Bridport Town Centre. 10am. Live music for shoppers’ enjoyment. 01308 456722
22 Vintage Flea Market Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 9am-4pm. Every 4th Saturday of the month. 01935 817492
22-31 Bridport Open Studios Various venues around the Town and area www.bridportopenstudios.co.uk
22-31 Coast' by Morcombelake Art Group James Hargreaves Hall, The Green, Morcombelake DT6 6EA.
23 Viking Knitting Elworthy Hall, Winterborne Monkton, Dorchester, DT2 9PT. 10am-12pm. £25 including materials. Create beautiful flexible wire cords suitable for bracelets and pendants. Booking Essential. Artisandt1.co.uk 01305 260990
23 Papermaking Workshop Elworthy Hall, Winterborne Monkton, Dorchester, DT2 9PT. 2pm-4pm. £25. Recycle all that computer paper into new sheets for scrap books & photo albums. Suitable for beginners. Pre-book: Artisandt1.co.uk
23 RNLI West Bay Fun Day West Bay, Bridport. 1pm. Family Fun Day. Air Sea Rescue Display. 01308 421021
23 Dorset Archaeological Days: Ridgeway Barrows Meet at Maiden Castle car park, Dorchester DT2 9PP, SY 668 889. 10am. 4 hrs, 6 and a half miles, some slopes. £3 (£5 on day) child £1. www.dorsetforyou.com/Dorset-Archaeological-Days
23 Weldmar presents music from Tony Lowe Borough Gardens, West Walks Road, Dorchester DT1 1RE. 2pm.
23 Buckham Fair, Pony & Dog Show Beaminster DT8 3SH Large show & fun fair. £5 (children free) www.buckhamfair.co.uk
23 Cream Tea Frampton Village Hall. From 3pm. In aid of Dorchester Disabled Club. Info: Rene Green 01300 320666
24 Messy Monday Sherborne Museum. 10:30am-1pm. Activities for kids. Free entry (donations accepted). 01935 812252
24 Bridport Ghost Walk From Buckydoo Square 7:30pm. £7, child £4 (0-9yrs free). Bookings / enquiries :07923074787
25 Memory Café Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 10:30am-12pm. An opportunity for people with dementia and their carers to meet in a relaxed social setting. Information, support & activities available. 01202 764352
25 Town Band Concert Marine Parade Shelters Lyme Regis. 8pm, every Tuesday in August. www.lymeregistownband.co.uk
25 Dance Evenings from the time of Thomas Hardy, Poldark & the Battle of Waterloo St. George's Hall, Fordington DT1 1LB. 7:30pm-9:30pm. With coffee break. £5 on door. Info: 07710 285687 / 01935 472771 email@example.com
26 The Fascinating World of Aroids' (Arum family) Uplyme Village Hall 7:30pm. By Ben Candlin. Keen plantsman with a passion for the unusual or exotic especially the Aroid family which he propagates and sells. £3. www.bencandlin.co.uk
26 Pub Quiz Pilot Boat Inn, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm. Organised by Lyme Bay Photographic Club.
26 Art Farm 'Places' The Old Cow Shed Studio, Manor Farm, Glanvilles Wooton Nr Sherborne DT9 5PZ. 10am-12:30pm. Ages 6-10. £12per child. Info: 07775 902516 firstname.lastname@example.org www.theoldcowshedstudio.co.uk/artfarm
26 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey 1pm. Free organ recital, approx 40 mins, with retiring collection.
27 Melplash Show West Bay Road, Bridport. 8am until early evening. Tickets from local TICs. www.melplashshow.co.uk
27 Wine Tasting Café Paninis, 11 Weymouth Av. Dorchester, DT1 1QR. 7pm for 7:30pm. Two course dinner + tutored tasting £32.50pp. 8-10 wines presented. Book at Palmers Wine Store 01308 427500 www.palmerswinestore.com
27 Guided Walk: Osmington Meet 11am Osmington Church (East of Weymouth) map ref. SY 725 829. Hope to find at least 15species inc. Adonis Blue and Wall. 2 hour walk or picnic lunch and 4½hr walk. Children welcome. 01258 880524
28 Wine Tasting Palmers Brewery, West Bay Road, Bridport, DT6 4JA. 7:30pm for 8pm. Glass of wine + canapes on arrival. Tutored tasting £13.50pp. Book at Palmers Wine Store 01308 427500 www.palmerswinestore.com
28 Outdoor Theatre: A Midsummer Night's Dream Athelhampton House and Gardens, Athelhampton, Nr Dorchester, DT2 7LG. 6pm for 7:30pm. By Chapterhouse Theatre Company. BYO rugs or low-backed seating. www.athelhampton.co.uk
28 Elijah Wolf + Friday Nights @ Molly's Den, Shoe Lane Bridport Elijah hosts his popular 'Howl Open Mic' and performs his own songs 4 - 9 pm Family friendly/food/drink available www.mollys-den.co.uk
28/08-15/09 Cobb & Chips' Exhibition The Town Mill, Lyme Regis 10am-5pm. Carolyn King, a fine art illustrator / lecturer trained in London and Cornwall, offers up another quirky perspective on British seaside life. www.townmill.org.uk
28-30 Reading St Mark & St John The Friary, Hilfield, DT2 7BE. Intermediate level. 01935 812452 www.sherborneabbey.com
29 Music in Bucky Doo Bucky Doo Square, South St, Bridport. 10am. Live music for shoppers’ entertainment. 01308 456722
29 20th Plush Festival:10 - Heath Quartet & Adrian Brendel St. John's, Plush, Nr Dorchester, DT2 7RJ. 7:30pm. Schubert's Quintet alongside a recent work by Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara. £20 020 32861885 www.plushfestival.com
29 Anonymous Family Festival Maumbury Rings, Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester. Noon-7pm. Live music, craft activities, circus performing and free running, food and more. 01305 252204 www.anonymousfestival.co.uk
29 Monthly Arts & Craft Fair Bridport Town Hall, DT6 3LF for bookings and information: 01308 424901
30 Dorchester Dash Triathlon Dorchester Sports Centre, Coburg Road, Dorchester, DT1 2HR. Starts 8am. A perfect course for novies and those new to the world of Triathlon. Entry: £35 BTF affiliated, £40 unaffiliated. Enter via: www.1610.org.uk
30 Vintage Market Sunday St Michaels Trading Estate, Bridport. 10am-4pm. Antiques, food, drink and music. 07970 700983
30 Puddletown Street Fayre The Square, Puddletown, DT2 8SL. 10am-5pm. Music, food and drink, market stalls, children’s activities and family fun. Fundraising for the Community Play Park Project. 07740 505637 www.puddletownplaypark.com
30 Candles on the Cobb The Cobb, Lyme Regis. Dramatic and spectacular event illuminating the historic Cobb Harbour at Lyme Regis with 5000 tea-light candles, raising thousands of pounds for charities. http://candlesonthecobb.org
30 Churches Together - Summer Services on The Green, West Bay. 4pm. In St John's Church if wet.
30 Cream Tea Frampton Village Hall. 3pm. In aid of Julia's House The Dorset Children's Hospice. Info: 01300 320666
30-31 Gartell Light Railway Open Day Common Ln, Yenston, Templecombe. Steam rides. 10:30am-4:30pm. 01963 370752
31 Messy Monday Sherborne Museum. 10:30am-1pm. Activities for kids. Free entry (donations accepted). 01935 812252
31 Open Garden Fir Tree Cottage, The Common, Moreton, Dorchester, DT2 8RD. 11am-4pm. An acre of country & kitchen areas. Simon Gudgeon sculpture & silent auction. Light refreshments available. Entrance £3, children free. 01929 462338
31 Five Churches Fete & Family Dog Show Athelhampton House, Nr Dorchester, DT2 7LG. 12noon-4pm. Bar, BBQ, duck race, pony rides, grand draw, dog show and more, plus Durnovaria Silver Band. 01305 848682 www.athelhampton.co.uk
31 Bank Holiday Sherborne Town Walk 10:30am from Sherborne TIC, Digby Rd. 1½ hrs with Blue Badge Guide Cindy. £5.
31 Bank Holiday Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Peter King, director of music at Bath Abbey gives a free recital.
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Bridport TIC, South Street, Bridport
Sherborne TIC, Digby Road, Sherborne
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