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What's on in and around West Dorset

December 2015

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

03/10-02/01 St Ives and British Modernism - The George and Ann Dannatt Collection Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. Exhibition marking the centenary of George Dannatt's birth, includes largely unseen and newly coserved group of paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints. Please note the museum is closed on Sundays.

02/11-23/12 Cards for Good Causes Bridport, Dorchester and Sherborne TICs.

20/11-10/12 Local Water colour Artist Marilyn Allis Window Exhibition Dorchester TIC, 11 Antelope Walk, Dorchester, DT1 1BE. Mon-Sat 9am-4pm. All items for sale.

27/11-24/12 Christmas Exhibition Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne. 9:30am-5pm, Mon-Sat. 01935 815261

01 What Could Neighbourhood Planning do for Dorchester Dorford Centre, Dorchester. 7:30pm. Talk by Jo Witherden, Principal, Dorset Planning Consultant. Non-members £3 donation encouraged. www.dorchestercivicsociety.org.uk

01 West Dorset Flower Club - A Christmas Celebration Bridport Art Centre Present a Flower Demonstration by Nigel Whyles (National Demonstrator) 2:30pm. Tickets £10. 01308 424319

02 NADFAS: A Cabinet of Curiosities Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. 2pm & 8pm. Lecture by Marc Allum. 01935 872136/816504

02 Book Launch 'A Freezing Horror' Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7:30pm. The wreck of the Halsewell East Indianman, a talk and presentation by Phillip Browne. 01305 756827 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org

02 Lyme Regis Boat Building Academy Launch The Slipway, The Cobb, Lyme Regis. 9:30am. Five boats will be walked from the Academy’s workshops on Monmouth Beach to Lyme Regis harbour. Mayor of Lyme Regis Tim Gedge will say a few words before the pop of champagne corks mark the first boat’s launch into the water. www.boatbuildingacademy.com

02 Christmas Themed Quiz The Nags Head, Silver Street, Lyme Regis 8pm. In aid of Lyme Regis Christmas Lights. Maximum 6 per team, £2 per person.

02 ‘Songs for our Songbird’ St Mary’s Church, Bridport. 7:30pm. Featuring Bride Valley Band Tinker’s Cuss & others. £10.

03 Tudor Musical Instruments Dorchester Community Church, Acland Road, Dorchester. 2:30pm. Organised by The National Trust South Dorset Association. £4 guests. www.southdorsetnt.org.uk

03 Dorchester Christmas Cracker Dorchester Town Centre. 6pm-9pm. Anonymous Travelling Market and local charity and business stalls and late night shopping. Lights switch-on 6:30pm. Craft fair in Corn Exchange, 2pm-9pm.

03 Late Night Opening with Charity Wreath Making Workshop Groves Garden Centre, Bridport, DT6 4BA. Simple tips to make a stunning Christmas wreath. £10 and take your creation home with you 6pm-7pm in café. 01308 422654

03 'The Woman In Gold' Regent Cinema, Lyme Regis. 10:30am. A Silver Screen ticket is just £3.50, and that comes with a complimentary tea or coffee. http://lymeregis.scottcinemas.co.uk/

03 Light into Gold - Music for Christmastide The Church of our Lady, Queen of Martyrs, and St Ignatius, North Chideock. 7pm. Cantamus concert for Christmas tickets available on door £8 each www.cantamus-dorset.org

04 Performance Night Holwell Village Hall, DT9 5LL. 7pm. A relaxed evening of Folk, Roots, Acoustic & Original Music. To perform contact: 01963 23145 Email: Glenn@BearCatCollective.co.uk

04 Archaeology Lecture: Medieval Peasantry Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7pm for 7:30pm. By Dr. Miriam Muller. Making a living from land and sea. Free, £3 donation encouraged.

04 Festive Friday Axminster Square. 5:30pm. Switching on of Axminster's lights with Lyme Regis Town Band.

04 Film Night with Curry Supper Oborne Village Hall. 7:30pm. A simple curry and naan supper will be served followed by the film "A Nightmare Before Christmas". Entry by donation to the village hall. 01935 816829

04-06 Praying for Paris 2015 The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, DT2 7BE. A weekend retreat during the time of the United Nations' Conference on Climate Change. Led by members of the Friary Community. 01300 341741 http://hilfieldfriary.org.uk

04-06 Hot Chocolate & Mulled Wine Exhibition The Studio, Lower Court Yard, Rogers Hill Farm, Briantspuddle, DT2 7HJ. 11am-5pm. Artist Marilyn Allis. Christmas mulled wine or a seasonal hot chocolate Bargain original artwork, from £30.

04-06 Sam Cannon Art Open Studio Griddleshay Farm, Bluntshay Lane, Whitchurch Canonicorum, DT6 6RJ 9am-5pm. Artwork, ltd edition prints, hand painted slates & stones, Calendars & greetings cards. 01297 480908 http://samcannnonart.co.uk

05 Bingo Bridport Youth Centre, Bridport. 7:30pm. In aid of Barnardo’s.

05 Live Music: The Relics The Nags Head, Silver Street, Lyme Regis. 9pm. 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk

05 Crafts for Christmas Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 10am-4pm. Unique & unusual crafts & gifts for Christmas or the home. Free entry. 01749 677049 www.westcountryfairs.co.uk

05 Annual Coffee morning and Christmas Sale Beaminster Museum. 10am-12noon. Entrance fee £2.00 for coffee and a piece of home-made cake. www.beaminstermuseum.wordpress.com 01308 863623.

05 Dorset Chamber Orchestra: Laura van der Heijden St. Mary's Church, Edward Rd, Dorchester, DT1 2HJ. 7:30pm. 2012 BBC Young Musician of the Year. £12 in advance from Harmony Music, Dorchester. £13 on door. U18s free. 01305 260360

05 The Gillingham Choir 'A Concert of Choral Music for Christmas' Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 2:30pm. By the Blackmore Vale & Yeovil Association in support of the NT. £3 members, £5 guests inc. tea/biscuits. 01747 838810

05 Bridport Choral Society - Sounds of the Season United Church, East St, Bridport. An enjoyable evening of Festive Music - Tickets £8 under sixteen £4 available from Bridport Music or at the door.

05 Friends of Crossways Library present their Christmas Coffee Morning Crossways Library, Old Farm Way, Crossways, Nr Dorchester. Come and choose your festive reading, pick up a recipe book or get some seasonal ideas. 01305 854080

05 3 Churches' Coffee Morning Comrades Hall, Broadwindsor, Nr Beaminster. 10:30am -12:30pm. Stalls, cakes/preserves/ cards and much more. Entry £1. 01308 868293

05 Coffee morning in aid of Amnesty International Onni Designs, Broad Street, Lyme Regis. 10am-12noon. Coffee, cake sale and raffle to support Amnesty’s work in defence of prisoners of conscience

05 Fernhill's Christmas Craft Fair Fernhill Hotel, Charmouth. Local crafters selling unique gifts and stocking fillers. Live music, kids activities, mulled wine and more. A fun day out for all the family. 01297 560492 www.fernhill-hotel.co.uk

05 Small Business Saturday Lyme Regis. 10am-6pm. Help Lyme's independent businesses celebrate small businesses.

05 Concerts in the West: Consone Quartet The Hub, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm. Tickets: £15. Concessions for students and children. 01297 442594

05 Christmas Fair Manor House, Leweston School, nr Sherborne, DT9 6EN. 10am-5pm. In aid of Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance and The Lewston Bursary Fund. Entry £2.50 01963 211015 www.leweston.co.uk

05 Christmas Bazaar West End Hall, Littlefield, Sherborne, DT9 6AU. 2pm-5pm. Family Christmas Bazaar. Lovely stalls, Santa in his grotto, face painting, raffle and more. 07544 122545

05 Lighting of the Town Mill Christmas Tree The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. Visitors are invited to watch and share some refreshments with Mill staff and volunteers. (3pm-5pm) The Town Mill.

05 Sherborne Chamber Choir: Baroque Christmas Sherborne Abbey. 7:30pm. Praetorius Christmas Mass & Schűtz Christmas Story. Tickets £5-£20 (depending upon location) from Sherborne TIC.

05 Love at Christmas - The Weatherbury Singers The Old Brewery Hall, Ansty, DT2 7PN. 7:30pm. Christmas concert with a romantic theme and unusual Christmas carols. Licenced bar and complimentary snacks. Raffle proceeds in aid of the Dorset Stroke Support Association. £8, accompanied U16yrs free, via: 01300 345434 Email: weatherburysingers@gmail.com

05 Bridport Ceilidh: Arish Mel St Mary's Church Hall, South St, Bridport. 7:30pm-11pm. New members are always welcome. You don't need a partner. Bring & share finger food/snacks. 01308 423442 http://bridportceilidhs.wordpress.com

05 Light into Gold - Music for Christmastide St Mary Magdalene, Loders, Nr Bridport. 6:30pm. Cantamus concert for Christmas tickets available on door £8 each www.cantamus-dorset.org

05-06 Vintage Christmas Festival Tank Museum, Bovington, Nr Wool, BH20 6JG. 10am-5pm. Shopping, entertainment and see Father Christmas arrive in a tank! www.tankmuseum.org

05-06 Christmas Craft Market The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10am - 5pm. Annual market of traditional crafts. Find unique seasonal gifts hand-made by local craftsmen and women. Lighting of the Christmas tree, mulled wine & mince pies from 3pm-5pm on Saturday 5th. 01297 443579 www.townmillartsguild.com

05-13 Christmas Tree Festival Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 10am-4:30pm. Come and see the many trees all decorated by local businesses and organisations. Free entry, free children’s quiz. Carol Service on the last day at 6:30pm.

05-20 Father Christmas at the Toy Barn Blackmarsh Farm, Dodd’s Cross, Sherborne, DT9 4JX. 11am-1pm. Every Saturday & Sunday in December. Free entry for adults, £6.50 per child inc. a present from Father Christmas himself! 01935 815040

06 A Christmas Special Walk From the TIC, Digby Road, Sherborne. 2pm. A gentle stroll around Historic Sherborne and learn more of its ancient past with Blue Badge Guide Cindy. Walk £5. Optional Mulled Wine & Tarta de Santiago at Vida Comida (Swan Yard) afterwards, £3.

06 Christmas Craft & Gift Market Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 10am-4pm. An old fashioned fair for everyone. Free entry. 01749 677049 www.westcountryfairs.co.uk

06 Sherborne Festive Shopping Day Sherborne town. Shopping, food & fun, with many stalls, markets, shops, bands, choirs, dancers, carollers and Santa! Christmas Tree lighting up at the Conduit at 4:15pm.

06 Christingle Sherborne Abbey. 5pm.

06,13,19,20,23 Santa Specials Yeovil Railway Centre, Somerset. (nr Sherborne). Pre-booking recommend. 07716 672936

07 Dorchester & District U3A present Christmas Cheer The Parish Centre, Culliford Rd North, Dorchester, DT1 1QG. 10:30am-12noon. (10am: coffee). U3A Singing group give a Christmas presentation. Guest speaker Alistair Chisholm.

07 Community Lecture: What are Black Holes? And How Can we Study them? Thomas Hardye School Theatre, Queen's Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 2ET. 7pm start. By Dr Diego Altamirano, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton. Free, but by ticket only, available from School Reception 2wks prior. Max.4pp. 01305 266064

07 Sing with Us! St Mary's Church Hall, South St, Bridport. Friendly & fun harmony singing 10:15am-12noon. 01258 837775

07/14/21 Bridport Folk Dance Club - Club Nights W.I. Hall North Street, Bridport. Dancing starts at 7:30pm. All welcome.

08 Medieval Instruments & Music Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 8pm. Lecture by Jonathan Weeks. 01963 370899 www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk

08 Bridport History Society Monthly Meeting Main Hall, Bridport United Church, East Street. 2:30pm. ‘My life on the Fairground' by Kay Townsend. Members £1; visitors £2.50

08 Talk: ‘Mapperton and Far from the Madding Crowd’ Beaminster Museum. 2:30pm. £2.50. 01308-863623.

08 Talk: 'Shipwrecks of Lyme Bay' Woodmead Hall, Lyme Regis. 2:30pm. Shipwrecks of Lyme Bay - an illustrated talk by Nigel Clarke. Everyone is welcome. 01297 444162 www.lymeregissociety.org.uk

08-03/01/16 Christmas Art Fair The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10:30am-4:30pm. Members of Town Mill Arts, the artists-run collective that organises the Town Mill's art galleries, exhibit their latest artworks. 01297 443579 www.townmillartsguild.com

08-03/01/16 Pop-Up Vintage Art Fair The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10am-4pm. Fifth annual vintage pop up shop run by Jan Calow and Mandy Wiscombe. 01297 443579 www.townmillartsguild.com

08-20 Bridport Christmas Tree Festival United Church, East St, Bridport. Free admission, donations to local charities. The Tree Service is on Tuesday 8th at 7pm.

09 Sherborne Flicks: 'Mr Holmes' Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Ian McKellen plays a retired Sherlock Holmes looking back on his life, & grapples with an unsolved case involving a beautiful woman. £6 from Sherborne TIC.

09 IGNITE Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 6:30pm for 7pm. Christmas party, local geology talks, quiz, mulled wine and mince pies. Free, £3 donation encouraged.

09 Adult Craft Session: Learn How to Crochet Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 1pm-3:30pm. £10pp. Materials provided. Pre-booking essential. 01305 756832

09 Bridport Christmas Cheer Bucky Doo Square, South St, Bridport. 4pm-8pm Late Night Shopping. An evening of festivities. Music, rides,food, crafts & charity stalls, farmers market plus Father Christmas & Santa's Grotto. 01308 424901

09 Bridport Camera Club - Talk by Nick Stubbs Chancery House, Bridport. 7:30pm. 'The Sky's the Limit-Shooting Stock'.

10 Behind the scenes at Sissinghurst Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 7:30pm. Talk by Neil Ross, former gardener of Sissinghurst. £2. 01935 389867

10 The Place of St Ives Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7pm for 7:30pm. By Professor Brandon Taylor. Opportunity to buy 'St Ives and British Modernism' for £19.95, signed by the author.

10 Late Night Opening with Christmas Cocktail & Canapes workshop Groves Garden Centre, Bridport, DT6 4BA. 6pm-7pm in café. A masterclass in cocktails & canapes! By Dorset Charries and Leakers Bakery £5. 01308 422654

10 'The Theory of Everything' Regent Cinema, Lyme Regis. 10:30am. Silver Screen ticket £3.50, inc. a tea/coffee.

10 Competition: Smoke Woodmead Hall, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm-10pm. Followed by some AV Presentations. 01297 442475

10 The Footprints Carol Concert St Mary's Church, Dorchester. DT1 2HJ. Drinks & canapes 6pm, concert 7pm. The High Sheriff of Dorset, Archdeacon of Dorset and Kate Adie. Seats £15 (£20 after 1st Dec & on door). 01305 757217

10 An Afternoon of Music St. George's Church Hall, Fordington, DT1 1LB. 2:15pm. Carol, Songs of the 40's, 50's & 60's, mince pies and a quiz. £1 inc. tea/ coffee. Organised by The Thursday Group, all welcome. 01305 269834

11 ‘Office Christmas Do’ Trifle Gathering are back Lyric Theatre Bridport. 8pm. An immersive comedy event.

11 Market St Martin’s Community Hall Broadmayne, DT2 8EB. 2pm-3:30pm. Christmas items, raffle, craft, bric-a-brac, books, cards, local produce & preserves, plants from local Nursery. Proceeds to the Hall. Info: 01305 853765

11 Hardye's Night at the Panto Thomas Hardye School Theatre, Queen's Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 2ET. 7pm. £5, £3 concessions available from school reception. Warning: you will see teachers embarrassing themselves! 01305 266064

11 An Evening with The Jo Burt Experience plus support (live rock concert) The Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, DT9 3FE. Doors open 7pm. Advance tickets £10 from Vineyards in Sherborne; the Rose & Crown in Longburton or online at www.skiddle.com (search Jo Burt). Tickets on the door will be £15. www.joburt.co.uk

11-24 Local Artist Colin Tracy Main Window Exhibition Dorchester TIC, 11 Antelope Walk, Dorchester, DT1 1BE. Mon-Sat 9am-5pm. Landscapes & natural Dorset scenes, inc. flowers & animals. Prints & greeting cards available. All items for sale.

11/12-04/01 Local Artist Wendy Alcock Window Exhibition Dorchester TIC, 11 Antelope Walk, Dorchester, DT1 1BE. Mon-Sat 9am-4pm. Lovely paintings, prints and cards of animals and more. All items for sale.

12 Stackridge, The Final Bow Tour Eype Centre for the Arts, Nr Bridport. Plus support The Mutter Slater Band, tickets £16 from Bridport Music. 01308 425707

12 Dorchester Choral Society Christine Page Memorial Concert St Mary’s Church, Dorchester, DT1 2HL. 7:30pm. Elgar The Music Makers and Nimrod, Duruflé Requiem & Brahms Motet. £12-16 from Harmony Music. Email: dcsboxoffice@gmail.com

12 Monthly Arts & Craft Fair Bridport Town Hall, DT6 3LF. For bookings and information tel: 01308 424901

12 The Leggomen Tithe Barn, Symondsbury, DT6 6HG. 7:30pm. £5. 1st drink free. 01308 424116 symondsburyestate.co.uk

12 Variety Show Thomas Hardye School Theatre, Queen's Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 2ET. 7pm. Featuring… musicals, stagefighting, big band numbers and more. £5, £3 concessions available from school reception. 01305 266064

12 Christmas on Stonebarrow Stonebarrow National Trust Shop, Charmouth. 4pm-8pm. An outdoor Christmas event. Children’s activities, hot food & drink, torchlight procession & bonfire. 01297 489481 Email: sarah.kennedy@nationaltrust.org.uk

12 Christmas Concert in aid of Julia's House United Church, South Street, Dorchester. 7:30pm. The Encore Singers (Director: Julia McFarlane) present a Christmas Concert in aid of Dorset’s children’s hospice. Free admission with a Retiring Collection in aid of the charity. Refreshments

12 Sherborne Town Band - Christmas Sing-a-long Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Tickets from Sherborne TIC.

12 Light into Gold - Music for Christmastide St Mary's Church, Netherbury Nr Bridport. 7pm. Cantamus concert for Christmas tickets available on door £10 each www.cantamus-dorset.org

12 Live Music: Perfect Strangers The Nags Head, Silver Street, Lyme Regis 9pm. 01297 442312 nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk

13 Lyme Regis Town Band Christmas Concert Woodmead Hall, Lyme Regis. 2:30pm. Free entry. http://woodmeadhalls.co.uk

13 Carol Service Cheap Street Methodist Church, Sherborne. 6:30pm. Donations for RNLI & Shelterbox.

13 Picnic & walk: South Somerset Ramblers Hillfield Car Park, nr Batcombe, Dorset. 10am. Call for info: 01935 426842

14 Sing with Us! St Mary's Church Hall, South St, Bridport. Friendly & fun harmony singing 10:15am-12noon. 01258 837775

14 Sherborne Christmas: The Abbey’s Gift to the Town Sherborne Abbey. 7:30pm. Seasonal music & readings for all, including plenty of audience participation. Performers include Sherborne Abbey Choir, Sherborne Town Band, the Gryphon School & Sherborne Young Singers. Free entry, retiring collection for St Margaret’s Hospice and Weldmare Hospice.

15-19 Christmas Tree Festival Baptist Church, Broad Street, Lyme Regis Christmas Trees decorated by local organisations.

16 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm, for about 40 minutes, by recital by Simon Clarkson.

16 Persepolis and the Empires of Ancient Persia Highlands End Leisure Centre, Eype. 2:30pm. W.D.Decorative & Fine Arts Society talk by Mr John Osborne. Info: 07972 472029

16 Collector’s Auction Charter House Sale Rooms, Long Street. Coins, medals, stamps & collector’s auction. 01935 812277

16 Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir present Noël! Noël! Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester. 7:30pm for 8pm. Tickets £15 (inc. seasonal refreshments) available from Dorchester TIC and online: www.bschoir.org.uk

16-18 Tranter Dewey's Christmas Party Hardy's Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, Nr Dorchester, DT2 8QJ. 7pm-9pm. Celebration of Midwinter and the Christmas season with carols, folksongs, poetry & readings from the works of Thomas Hardy. (Sadly, this event is now fully booked). 01305 262538 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events

16-18 Seasonal Welcome Hardy's Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, Nr Dorchester, DT2 8QJ. 11am-4pm. The cottage will be decorated for Christmas and open to visitors. 01305 262366 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hardys-cottage

17 Carols in the Gardens Borough Gardens, Dorchester. (Weather permitting). 6:30pm.

17 Late Night Opening with Putting the Icing on the Cake workshop Groves Garden Centre, Bridport, DT6 4BA. 6pm-7pm in café. Award winning cake maker Heather Upham will demonstrate how to ice a Christmas cake. £5 01308 422654

18 The Transitions Rose & Crown, Longburton. 9pm. Live music. 01963 210202

19 Book Fair Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 9:30am-4pm. 01803 613356

19 Shopper’s Carols Sherborne Abbey. 12noon, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm. Drop in carol services. Feel festive!

19 Christmas carols & Sherborne stories From the Abbey porch, Sherborne. 12noon. Enjoy a gentle stroll around Historic Sherborne and learn more of its ancient past with Blue Badge Guide Cindy. (1hr) Walk £5. Followed by optional Wine & Tarta de Santiago at Vida Comida (Swan Yard) £3.

19 Annual Gallery Quire Christmas concert Beaminster Museum. 7:30 pm. Tickets from Yarn Barton Centre, Church Office or email to Email: info.beaminstermuseum@gmail.com www.beaminstermuseum.wordpress.com 01308-863623.

19 Books, Coffee, Cake and Home Grown/Made produce Moreton Village Hall, Nr Dorchester, DT2 8RE. 10am-12noon. Free Entry. All books 25p. Contact Maeve on 01929 463221 or visit www.moretonvillagehall.btck.co.uk

19 Ken Watkins Renowned musician and singer with Angela, Lucy and special guest Simon Swarbrick. Bradford Peverell Village Hall. 7:30pm for 8pm. Pay what you like! More details from Ken on (01305) 837299.

19 Going with the Rounds with the Thomas Hardy Society Hardy's Birthplace Visitor Centre, Thorncombe Woods, Higher Bockhampton, DT2 8QJ. 6:30pm. Led by Tim Laycock, following the carol singing described in Under the Greenwood Tree, ending at St. Michael's Church, Stinsford. Book by 14th Dec. 01305 251501 (Mon-Thu 2pm-4pm) www.hardysociety.org

19 Drax Folk Nights presents Steve Hicks and Lynn Goulbourn in Concert Briantspuddle Village Hall, Briantspuddle Nr Dorchester, DT2 7HT. 8pm. £8 in advance. £10 on the door. 07884 364516 www.draxfolk.org.uk

19 Christmas Party Night Woodmead Hall, Lyme Regis. In aid of Cancer Research. 01297 443942 http://woodmeadhalls.co.uk

19 Live Music: Delta Tango Seven The Nags Head, Silver Street, Lyme Regis. 9pm. 01297 442132

20 Sherborne Abbey Carol Service Sherborne Abbey. 3pm.

21-22 Aladdin Digby Hall, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. Monday 6:30pm, Tuesday 2:30pm & 6:30pm. A new production by Sherborne Amateur Patomime Society. Tickets £8 from Sherborne TIC. Under 2s free.

23 Carols Round The Tree The Shambles, Broad Street, Lyme Regis. 7pm-8pm. Accompanied by music provided by the Lyme Regis Town Band, soup and refreshments.

24 Live Music: Tom Toomey The Nags Head, Silver St, Lyme Regis. 9pm. 01297 442132 www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk

24 Christingle St Mary's Church, Edward Rd, Dorchester. 4pm. In aid of The Children's Society. www.christingle.org

24 Christingle St Andrew's Church, West Stafford Nr Dorchester. 4:30pm. In aid of the Children's Soc. www.christingle.org

24 Blessing of the Crib & Tree Lighting Sherborne Abbey. 5pm First Eucharist of Christmas 11:30pm.

25 Christmas Morning Fancy Dress Swim Charmouth Beach. 11am sharp. Be there by 10:30am for a chance to see all the fund-raisers in their (dry) fancy dress -they don't stay in the water a minute longer than they need to - it's all over by 1 minute past 11! in aid of Lyme Regis RNLI. http://lymebayphotographicclub.org/

25 Christmas Day Services Sherborne abbey. 8am, Holy Communion. 9:30am, Parish Eucharist. 11:15am, Festal Mattins.

25 Christmas Lunch Sherborne Churches Together will be hosting a Christmas Day Lunch for those who would otherwise be on their own at Christmas time. If you would like to join us for lunch or know of someone who might, please contact the Parish Office during office hours. If you feel that you would like to help, we need volunteers to get things ready on Christmas Eve morning and volunteers to help on Christmas Day. Volunteers on Christmas Day are welcome to join us for lunch as well. Please contact the Parish Office on 01935 812452 during office hours to give your contact information. If you require more information please contact John Crossman on 01935 813962 or Revd Lesley McCreadie on 01963 210548.

26 West Bay Wallow West Bay Harbour, Bridport. A charity fancy dress swim at midday on Boxing Day. 07971 258515

27 Cinderella Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 2pm.This professional pantomime arrives in Sherborne for one day only. A family fun, traditional pantomime written by Ben Langley. Adults: £12, Children: £8, Family Ticket: £35. 01935 360898

28 Live Music: Alan West & Steve Black The Nags Head, Silver Street, Lyme Regis. 4pm. 01297 442132

31 80-90s New Year’s Eve Disco Beehive, Bridport. 9pm-1am. Fancy Dress optional. All proceeds to Weldmar Hospicecare Trust. Tickets £5: 07788 943220

31 New Year's Eve Disco The Cobb Arms, Lyme Regis. Until late. 01297 443242 http://thecobbarms.co.uk/

31 New Year's Eve DJ The Harbour Inn, Lyme Regis. Until late. 01297 442299 www.harbourinnlymeregis.co.uk/

31 New Year's Eve DJ The Royal Standard, Lyme Regis. Until late. 01297 442637 www.theroyalstandardlymeregis.co.uk/

31 New Year's Eve Fancy Dress Disco Talbot Arms, Lyme Regis. Until late. 01297 443136 www.talbotarms.com/

31 New Year’s Eve Band The Nags Head, Silver St, Lyme Regis. Until 11pm. 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk

31 New Year’s Eve Karaoke The Ship Inn, Coombe Street, Lyme Regis. New Years Eve Karaoke until late. 01297 443681 http://palmersbrewery.com/2013/01/ship-inn/

NEW YEAR’S DAY – JANUARY 2016

01 The Formidable Lyme Lunge! Main Beach, Lyme Regis, DT7 3JQ. A fancy dress dip in the balmy waters of Lyme Bay, 1pm at the Cobb Beach, all for charity, organised by the Lyme Regis Rotary Club. Everyone welcome, whether ‘dipping’ or contributing to our charity collection. Have a go. Prize for Best Fancy Dress.

01 New Year's Day Duck Race Higher Mill Flats, Windsor Terrace, Lyme Regis. 12pm. New Year’s Day Duck Race started by the Town Crier. Raising money for the Lyme Regis Christmas Lights.

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: lymeregis.tic@westdorset-weymouth.gov.uk
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