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
Until 08/06 Far From the Madding Crowd Costumes on Display Dorset County Museum, High West St, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. Daily 10am-5pm, closed Sundays. Three costumes worn by Carey Mulligan in the new film of Thomas Hardy’s novel.
Until 05/07 Far From the Madding Crowd Costumes on Display Hardy’s Cottage, Higher Bockhampto. DT2 8QJ. Open Wed-Sun & Bank Holiday Mondays 11pm-5pm. Two costumes worn by Carey Mulligan in the new film of Thomas Hardy’s novel.
Until 26/9 The Working End Bridport Museum. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Tribute to the skilled, repetitive work of Bridport rope & net making industry, past and present.
23/05-19/06 A Process Based Exhibition The Old Timber Yard, West Bay, DT6 4EL. Dorset Visual Arts, 'What Artists Really Do' open 10am - 4pm Workshops/activities for more info and booking (www.dorsetvisualarts.org/news) 01305 853100
25/05 - 03/06 LRAS Annual Exhibition 2015 The Malthouse, The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. Displaying recent work of members/artists from the Dorset-Devon border. 01297 445972 (www.townmillartsguild.com/lyme-regis-art-society/)
28/05 - 17/06 'Five Views' Art Exhibition Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. Open 10:30-5pm daily, free entry. ‘Five views’ based on the surrounding countryside and trips abroad. 01297 445972 (www.townmillartsguild.com/five-views/)
01 ArtFarm Wild! Workshop The Old Cow Shed Studio, Manor Farm, Glanvilles Wooton, DT9 5PZ. 10am-12:30pm. For children 6-10years. £12per child per session (inc. drink & a snack). Please wear old clothes and/ or bring overalls. Booking essential, please book via : 07775 902516 (email: email@example.com) (www.theoldcowshedstudio.co.uk/artfarm)
01 My sister’s keeper? Memorial Hall, Digby Road,Sherborne. 7:30pm. Talk by Loretta Minghella CEO of Christian Aid. £5.
02 Memory Café Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 10:30am-12noon. Memory Cafes provide an opportunity for people with dementia and their carers to meet in a relaxed social setting. 01202 764352 (www.alzheimers.org.uk/dorset)
02-27 Onewall Gallery: Brian Bishop A.R.A.C Exhibition Gallimaufry Furnishings, 179 Bridport Road, Poundbury, DT1 3AH. Open Tues-Sat 10am-5pm. Brian's current work explores sculptural space on a 2D surface through colour. 01305 257516
03 Surrealism in Paris Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. Tricha Passes BA MA will explain that surrealism engages the concept of the irrational and was inspired in part by the dream theories of Sigmund Freud. http://sherborne-dfas.org.uk)
03 Music in Bucky Doo Bucky Doo Square, South St, Bridport. 10am-12noon. Live music for the entertainment of shoppers.
03 Trill Open Lunch Trill Farm, Musbury, Axminster, Devon, EX13 8TU. 1pm. Lunches are £8 for adults, £4 for under 12s and free for under 4s. (www.trillfarm.co.uk/collections/open-lunches/)
03 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free 40 minute recital by Paul Cheater, showcasing a wide variety of music.
03 From A to Zion - truth and concealment in Palestine & Israel United Church Hall, South Street, Dorchester, DT1 1EE. 7pm. Talk by Gilad Atzmon, jazz artist & author. Palestinian stall & refreshments. all profits to Medical Aid for Palestinians.
03 She Koyokh Buckland Newton Village Hall. 7:30pm. Klezmer & Balkan music. Tickets £9, £7(u18s) 01300 345455
04 South Somerset Ramblers Walk Terrace Playing Fields, Sherborne. GR642156. 10:30am. 4.1miles towards Longburton. Call for more details: 01935 851818 (www.soutsomersetramblers.org.uk)
04 Lunchtime Concert: Emilie Capulet on Piano Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 1pm-2pm. An internationally acclaimed Franco-British Pianist. Free £3 donation encouraged. 01305 756827
04 Dorset Archaeological Days: Military Archaeology of Dorchester Meeting at The Keep Military Museum, Dorchester, DT1 1RN. SY 688 906. 6:30pm. A short walk taking in the Roman wall and 18th and 19th-Century barrack buildings with Chris Copson, Curator of The Keep Military Museum. 1½ hours. (www.dorsetforyou.com/Dorset-Archaeological-Days)
04-10 ‘Summertime' Art Exhibition The Malthouse, The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. Open daily 10:30am-4:30pm. Free entry. By Jean George, a painter with interests in the theatre, ballet & travel. 01297 445972 (www.townmillartsguild.com/summertime/)
05 Chamber Music recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. Free recital by the students of Sherborne School.
05 Archaeology Field Trip: Maumbury Rings & Mount Pleasant Meet at Maumbury Rings, Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester. 6pm. Free, £3 donation encouraged. 01305 262735. (www.dorsetcountymuseum.org)
05 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)
05-18 Local Artist Colin Tracy Main Window Exhibition Dorchester TIC, 11 Antelope Walk, Dorchester, DT1 1BE. Mon-Sat 9am-5pm. Colin celebrates his 10years in business. Landscapes and natural Dorset scenes, including flowers and animals.
05-24 Exhibition by Katherine Swinfen Eady Jerram Gallery, Half Moon St, Sherborne. 9:30am-5pm. Mon–Sat. 01935 815341
05-25 Local Artist Caroline Tucker Window Exhibition Dorchester TIC, 11 Antelope Walk, Dorchester, DT1 1BE. Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm. Inventive fusion of styles, producing vibrant colour & pattern full of energy of local Dorset scenes, animals & more.
06 Music in Bucky Doo Bucky Doo Square, South St, Bridport. 10am-12noon. Live music for shoppers’ to enjoy. 01308 456722
06 D-Day Commemoration The Keep Military Museum. 11am. (www.dorchester-tc.gov.uk)
06 Charminster Fete Charminster House, Charminster. 2pm-5pm. Adults £1, Children Under 12 free.
06 Thomas Hardy's Birthday Thomas Hardy's Statue, Top O' Town, Dorchester. 5:30pm short service and wreath laying.
06 Costa Del Piddle Paddock House in Recotry Road, Piddlehinton. 7pm. Quiddles of Portland will be cooking their famous paella in the garden. Bar serving Spanish wines, beers & soft drinks. £12, child £7 available from 01305 348286 / 348117.
06 Bridport Ceilidh: G.I.G. Ceilidh Band St Mary's Church Hall, South St, Bridport. 7:30pm. New members always welcome. You don't need a partner. Bring and share finger food/snacks. 01308 423442 (http://bridportceilidhs.wordpress.com/)
06 French Evening St. George’s Church Hall, Dorchester. 7:30pm. Including Wine Tasting, Supper and Entertainment. Wine & soft drinks will be on sale. In aid of The Children’s Society. £10 available via 01305 262668 & 01305 262436
06 20th Plush Festival: 1 - Andy Sheppard Quartet St. John's, Plush, Nr Dorchester, DT2 7RJ. 7:30pm. International saxophonist brings his quartet, with music from his new album. Tickets £20, book via: 020 32861885 (www.plushfestival.com)
06 Barn Dance Whitcombe Barn, Dorchester DT2 8NY. 7:30pm til late. Music from Dorset's famous band 'Up & Running'. £15 per person inc. Hog Roast. Sorry no U16s. Tickets from Home-Start 01305 265072
06 Concerts in the West: Alexander Ullman piano The Hub, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm. Tickets: £15. Info: 01297 442594
06 Sherborne Jazz: Ivo Neame Quintet Plume of Feathers, Half Moon St, Sherborne. Improvisation with subtlety & reckless abandon in equal measure results in music that is fresh & brimming with energy. sherbornejazz.org.uk) http://ivoneame.co.uk)
06 Champanion & Family Fun Dog Show The Memorial Hall, Bovington, BH20 6JQ. Pedigree Classes entries from 10am, £1.50 per dog per class, judging from 11am. Novelty Classes, entries at ring-side at time of class. £1per dog per class. Judging from 12noon. Hound parade 1pm. Stalls, tea / coffee and BBQ. Enquiries: Gill Reese 01305 269912.
06 Tom Clements solo gig Rose and Crown, Longburton. 9pm. 01963 210202 (www.roseandcrownlongburton.com)
06-07 Celebratory Weekend for Hardy's 175th Birthday In & around Dorchester. A selection of walks, talks, readings and a performance by the New Hardy Players to mark the occasion. Birthday Lecture 'Moments of Vision: Thomas Hardy & Virginia Woolf' at the Dorford Centre 3:30pm, £6, £5 members from Dorchester TIC. 01305 251501 (www.hardysociety.org)
06-07 Netherbury Open Gardens Netherbury Village, Nr Beaminster 1pm-5pm. Home-made lunches 12:30pm-2pm. Teas & other refreshments. Plants stalls & tombola. Admission £6.50 valid for both days. (www.netherburyvillage.wordpress.com)
06-07 Hidden Gardens of Sherborne Throughout the town. 2pm-5pm, both days. Weekend ticket £8 from Sherborne TIC. Individual garden entry £1 on the day.
06-07 Stir To Action Workshop: Renewable Energy Co-ops Chapel in the Garden, East Street, Bridport, DT6 3JX. 10am til 5pm. Full details on website. (www.shareenergy.coop) (www.stirtoaction.com/workshop/)
07 Waterwheel Open Day Sherborne Steam & Waterwheel Centre, Sherborne. 11am-4pm. Victorian engineering featuring the massive 26ft diameter waterwheel built in 1869. Adults £5, Family £7, Children FREE. 01963 250206 (www.sswc.co.uk)
07 Music in the Gardens Borough Gardens, Dorchester. 2:30pm Durnovaria Silver Band. (www.dorchester-tc.gov.uk)
07 Words on a Plate Grey Cottage, Askerswell, DT2 9EL. A creative writing workshop . Tutor Paul Dodgson , spend the day writing about food. £45 to include food 01308 485169 email: firstname.lastname@example.org) (www.writinglife.co.uk)
07 National Water Ski Racing Championships Lyme Regis Powerboat Club, Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis. Lyme Regis will be host to Round 3 of the National Water Ski Racing Championships. 07791 569759 (http://www.lrpbc.co.uk/water-ski-racing)
07 Open Farm Sunday Trill Farm, Musbury, Axminster, Devon, EX13 8TU. A chance to explore and learn about all we do at Trill including rearing livestock, growing vegetables, crafts, and The Old Dairy Kitchen. 01297 631113 (www.trillfarm.co.uk)
07-11 Flower Festival Athelhampton House & Gardens, Nr Dorchester. Intricate and striking themed flower displays are placed in the rooms of the C16th Manor House. Proceeds to The Dorset Blind Association. 01305 848363 (www.athelhampton.co.uk)
08 Dorchester & District U3A present It All Began with a Camel The Parish Centre, Culliford Road North, Dorchester, DT1 1QG. 10am for coffee, starts 10:30am until 12noon. A talk by Dawn Lawrence about how endangered species worldwide and how the book 'Two Steps Behind' was written. New members & guests always welcome. Parking limited.
08 Plush Festival: 2 - Sir Andras Schiff St. John's, Plush, DT2 7RJ. 7:30pm. Solo piano recital, includes the late Schubert C minor Sonata & one of Beethoven's final piano works. Tickets £30 book via: 020 32861885 (www.plushfestival.com)
09 Coachtrip to Rosemoor, North Devon Uplyme Village Hall. Depart by coach from Uplyme Village Hall at 9:30am. For more information: 01297 444034 (https://ulrhs.wordpress.com/events/)
09 Bridport History Society Talk: A Wing and A Prayer Bridport United Church, East St. Meetings held monthly at 2.30pm. £2.50 inc refreshments. Records and Photographs by Fleet Air Arm Museum Archivist Barbara Gilbert. 01308 456876
10 Music in Bucky Doo Bucky Doo Sq, South St, Bridport. 10am-12noon. Live music for shoppers’ enjoyment. 01308 456722
10 Arts & Craft Movement and Garden Design Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 10am for coffee, 11am for talk. A talk on Arts and Craft Movement Garden Design & its influence on our modern gardens. 07802 751828 (www.woodmeadhalls.co.uk)
10 The Quiet Garden Bembury Farm, Thornford. 10:30am-4pm. conducted by The Right Reverend George Browning Please bring your own picnic lunch. Tea, coffee & soft drinks provided. To book & for info: 01935 873551 (email: email@example.com)
10 Trill Open Lunch Trill Farm, Musbury, Axminster, Devon, EX13 8TU. 1pm. Lunches are £8 for adults, £4 for under 12s and free for under 4s. (www.trillfarm.co.uk/collections/open-lunches)
10 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free 40 minute recital by James Henderson, showcasing a wide variety of music.
10 Pop Up Opera: L'Italiana in Algeri The Tithe Barn, Sydmonsbury Nr Bridport. Café open for drinks 6pm, opera starts 7pm. Opera £25, Opera & Dinner £45. Call to book on: 01308 424116 (www.symondsburyestate.co.uk)
10 Flicks: Testament of Youth Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Based on WW1 memoir. £6 from Sherborne TIC.
11 United Prayers Uplyme Parish Church. Open to all. 7:30pm
11 The Friends of Tolpuddle Group present 'Tolpuddle - Past and Present' St. George's Church Hall, Fordington, Dorchester, DT1 1LB. 2:15pm. Presentation by John Russell. £1 inc. tea/ coffee. All welcome. 01305 269834
12 20th Plush Festival:3-Trio Concert St. John's, Plush, Nr Dorchester, DT2 7RJ. 7:30pm. Brahms featuring two of his most famous pieces, including the B major trio. Tickets £20. Book via: 020 32861885 (www.plushfestival.com)
12 Choral Scholars concert Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. Free recital by the students of Sherborne School.
12 FB Pocket Orchestra Sladers Yard, West Bay, DT6 4EL. Dinner from 6:30pm, Jazz from 8pm Tickets £15/£30 with dinner 01308 459511 (www.sladersyard.co.uk)
12 Milborne Movies: The Theory of Everything (PG-13) Milborne St Andrew Village Hall, DT11 0JX. Doors and bar open 7pm, film starts 7:30pm. £3 can be obtained on the door.
12 Retro Disco & Curry Night Latch, Litton Cheney. 8pm. In aid of Thorne’s School Association. Tickets £12.50 per person.
12-13 Bridport Food Festival Askers Meadow, off South St / Sea Road South, Bridport. Bridport celebrates the wonderful breadth of local produce. Full details on the website or from Bridport TIC. 07530 623529 (www.bridportfoodfestival.com/)
13 Bridport Gift & Craft Fair St Marys Church House Bridport. 9am-2pm. In aid of Bridport Youth Football Club.
13 Bucky Doo Music: Wessex Military Band Bucky Doo Square, Bridport. 10am. Live music for shoppers’ enjoyment.
13 Fleamarket Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 10am-4pm. 1000s of collectables, antiques, crafts. 01749 677049
13 Swyre Village Trinity Fete Holy Trinity Church, Swyre, DT2 9DN. 1pm. Proceeds to Church upkeep and Julia’s House.
13 Open Garden 30 Grosvenor Road, Dorchester. 2:30pm-5pm. Tea and cake. Plants for sale. Proceeds to local Churches.
13 A Day on the Ministry of Healing The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, DT2 7BE. Led by Br David Jardine SSF. 01300 341741
13 Needlefelt Woolly Sheep Workshop Elworthy Hall, Winterborne Monkton, DT2 9PT. 10am-4pm. With Carla Taylor of the Mousehole Woolery. £49 inc materials, light lunch & refreshments. Pre-Book: 01305 260315 (www.Artisandt1.co.uk)
13 Movies in the Gardens Borough Gardens, Dorchester. Free open-air cinema showing Big Hero 6 4pm, Mamma Mia 7pm. Free bouncy castle & inflatable slide from 3pm. Variety of food stalls. Bands playing in between. Bring a blanket or deck chair. Info: 01305 252204. (www.dorchester-tc.gov.uk)
13 20th Plush Festival:4- The Crystal Liturgy St. John's, Plush, DT2 7RJ. 6pm-7pm. A fascinating introduction into the world of Oliver Messiaen. With archival footage of the composer and musical extracts. £20. 020 32861885 (www.plushfestival.com)
13 20th Plush Festival:5- Ensemble 1 St. John's, Plush, Nr Dorchester, DT2 7RJ. 7:30pm. Chopin, Berg, and Bach. Tickets £20, bookable online or by post please call: 020 32861885 (www.plushfestival.com)
13-14 Vintage Tractor & Stationary Engine Rally Brit Valley Showground, West Bay, Bridport. Very popular display of vintage vehicles with something for the whole family to enjoy. Auction on Saturday. 01305 265309 (http://wdvtsec.webplus.net/)
13-14 Glass Fusing & Slumping Course Gillian Hulse Designs, Manor Yard, Symondsbury, Bridport, DT6 6HG. Two day course, 10am-4pm (Sat) & 10am-3pm (Sun). £220. For more info & to book: 07827 916054 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
14 Open Day & Country Fair Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester DT2 8PY. 10am-4pm. (www.kmc.ac.uk)
14 Dorset Archaeological Days: Dorchester's Archaeology Meet at the entrance to Maumbury Rings, Weymouth Avenue DT1 1PW. 2pm. Explore the archaeology of Dorset's county town with Keith Childs. 2 hours. Bookable on the website. £3 (£5 on day) child £1. (www.dorsetforyou.com/Dorset-Archaeological-Days)
14 Remembrance St. Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester. To remember children who have died before, during and after birth. Join us any time between 2pm-4:30pm. Info: Judith & Lauretta 01305 260592 / 268641
14 Secrets of Spiritual Awakening Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 10am-4:30pm. Ways to enhance your finer energies to realsie your true potential with artisit, author and spiritual teacher Carol Fraser. 01747 833737 (email: email@example.com)
15 Bride Valley Gardening Club Talk: The History of the Cottage Garden Puncknowle Village Hall, nr Bridport. 7:30pm. Visitors welcome. 01308 482602
16 Memory Café Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis Memory Cafes provide an opportunity for people with dementia and their carers to meet in a relaxed social setting. 10:30am-12noon. 01202 764352 (www.alzheimers.org.uk/dorset)
16 Sherborne - The Jewel of Dorset St. George's Church Hall, Fordington, Dorchester, DT1 1LB. 7:30pm. Talk by Rob Curtis, organised by National Trust South Dorset Association. Guests £3 inc. tea/ biscuits. 01305 832198
16-19 A Wi-Fi Free Week for Clergy The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, DT2 7BE. A chance to escape enslavement to communications technology, led by Br Sam SSF. 01300 341741 (www.hilfieldfriary.org.uk)
17 Adult Craft Workshop: Midsummer Willow Garland Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XA. 1pm-3:30pm. Designed for beginners, £10 booking essential. 01305 756827.
17 WDDFAS Talk: Greenery-Yalley Grosvenor Gallery Highlands End Leisure Centre, Eype, Bridport. 2:30pm. 07972 472029
17 Dorset Archaeological Days: Military Archaeology of Dorchester Meeting at The Keep Military Museum, Dorchester, DT1 1RN, SY 688 906. 6:30pm. A short walk taking in the Roman wall and 18th and 19th-Century barrack buildings. 1½ hrs. Booking via the website. £3 (£5 on day) child £1. (www.dorsetforyou.com/Dorset-Archaeological-Days)
17 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free 40 minute recital by Paul Ellis, showcasing a wide variety of music.
17 Trill Open Lunch Trill Farm, Musbury, Axminster, Devon, EX13 8TU. 1pm. Lunches are £8 for adults, £4 for under 12s and free for under 4s. (www.trillfarm.co.uk/collections/open-lunches)
18 Bridport & District Gardening Club Monthly Meeting: Volunteer Work Abroad W.I. Hall, North St, Bridport. Starts 7.30pm. With Dianne Ashman. 01308 422514 (www.bridportgardeningclub.co.uk)
18 Tea with Mr Hardy Max Gate, Alington Road, Dorchester DT1 2AB. 4pm-5pm. Mr and Mrs Hardy welcome you to afternoon tea in their garden. One of their special literary guests will give a reading. Normal admission charges apply. 01305 262538
18 Dorset Archaeological Days: Two Churches with a Waterloo Connection Meet at Car Park by Winterborne Came Church DT2 8NU. 2pm. Car tour. £3 (£5 on day) child £1. (www.dorsetforyou.com/Dorset-Archaeological-Days)
18 Charity Coffee Morning Fairwater Head Hotel, Hawkchurch. 10:30am-noon. Proceeds to the Little Princess Trust who provide real hair wigs free of charge to children undergoing cancer treatment. Tea/coffee & cake £4. Info: 01297 678349
19 Market St Martin’s Community Hall Broadmayne. 2pm-3:30pm. Cakes, Preserves, Raffle, Craft, Plants, , Bric-a-brac, books, Jigsaws, Cards, Local Pork, Sausages and Eggs, Local Watercress, Plants from a local Nursery, tea/coffee. 01305 853765.
19 Coins, Stamps, Militaria, Collectors' Items, Antiques Auction Charterhouse, Long Street, Sherborne. 01935 812277
19 Poetry Plus Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7pm. Readings’ theme: 'Wild Places: Explorers & Mountains'. 07712 590897
19 Carnival Weekend Party in the Park Borough Gardens, Dorchester. 6pm. Live music from local bands, food & drink, four-legged pub race and fun activities for the the family ahead of Carnival Day on Sat 20th June. (www.dorchestercarnival.org)
19 The Nash Ensemble Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7:30pm. Concert dedicated to John Craxton as part of the temporary exhibition 'A Poetic Eye'. Tickets £30 from Museum Shop. 01305 756827
19-21 Brother Soil and Sister Slug The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, DT2 7BE. Franciscan family wisdom for an Ecological Garden. Led by Richard Thornbury of the Hilfield Friary Community. 01300 341741 (www.hilfieldfriary.org.uk)
19-22 Le Cercle Francais De Dorchester - 200 anniversaire de la bataille Waterloo Depart de Dorchester. 9am, B&B 3 nuits a Bruxelles: hotel Leopold. £250approx pour le voyage (via eurotunnel) et le sejour. Acces au chap de bataille, musee Wellington, le dernier quartier general de Napoleon: 12€ le forfait (pass) 01305 812666 (www.dorchesterfrenchcircle.org.uk)
20 Bucky Doo Music:St Swithuns Band Bucky Doo Square, Bridport. 10am. Live music for the enjoyment of shoppers.
20 Stir To Action Workshop: Craft Brewing The Salt House, West Bay, Bridport, DT6 4HA. 10am-5pm. (www.gyle59.co.uk)
20 Craft & Gift Market The Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester, DT1 1HF. 10am-4pm.
20 Dorset Midsummer Music & Food Festival Warren Farm, Bulbarrow Hill, Ansty, DT11 0HQ. Noon-10pm. A wide variety of local food and drink & kids activities. £8 advance from Dorchester TIC, £10 on gate, U16s free. (www.midsummermusic.co.uk)
20 The New Elizabethans Sherborne Abbey. 7:30pm. Celebrating the best of British choral music with pieces from today's top composers. Tickets £20-£5 from Sherborne TIC.
20 CorscombeFest Corscombe. 1pm–11pm. Music & Food Festival, fete, cream teas bar. entry £2. (www.CorscombeFest.org)
20 Beer & Music Festival Rose & Crown, Longburton. Lots of bands playing, Longburton village games, food provided by Pizza Dragon and Great Tastes, and of course our Guest Beer & Ale Bar. 01963 210202 (www.roseandcrownlongburton.com)
20 Dorchester Carnival Procession starting from Fairfield Car Park 5:30pm. 2015 Theme: Around the World. Classic car display at Brewery Square. Street fair throughout the day along South Street and South Walks. (www.dorchestercarnival.org)
20 Chesil Rocks Music Festival Higher Farmhouse, Langton Herring. £12.50/£7.50 12pm-12am. (www.chesilrocks.com)
20 The World of Ancient Glass Somerset & Dorset Family History Society, The Parade, Sherborne. 2pm-4pm. An overview of ancient glass making & the production, history and influence of the Portland Vase. 01935 389611 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
20 Book Fair Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 9:30am-4pm. 01803 613356
20 Dorset Archaeological Days: Shipwrecks, Torpedoes, Tragedies Meet at Chesil Beach Car Park, DT5 1SA. 2pm. A walk on Chesil beach and Portland Harbour. 3 miles. £3 (£5 on day) child £1. (www.dorsetforyou.com/Dorset-Archaeological-Days)
20 Books, Coffee, Cake and Home Grown/Made produce Moreton Village Hall, Nr Dorchester, DT2 8RE. 10am-12noon. Free Entry. Browse our vast selection of books. All books 25p. 01929 463221 or visit (www.moretonvillagehall.btck.co.uk)
20 Summer Bananza Mountjoy Special School, Beaminster, DT8 3HB. 2pm-4pm. A fun afternoon for all the family, including Bouncy castle, Childrens Entertainer (Strawberry Jam) Face Painting, Fire Engine, Refreshments and much more.
20 Saturday Crafternoon Artisan, Elworthy Hall, Winterborne Monkton, Dorchester, DT2 9PT. 2pm-4pm.Come along with your current art/craft project and enjoy coffee and cake and a silk painting demonstration. £3. 01305 260315 (www.Artisandt1.co.uk)
20 Music-A-Thon Bridport United Church, East Street. 9am-5pm. Calling musicians, singers, performers, groups, schools, choirs. Sponser forms from Good Books, Gundry Lane. Audience needed too! 01308 427851 (email: email@example.com)
20-21 21st Axe Vale Festival Axminster. Adults £8.50 Children under 16 £2 Under 5's Free. 10am-6pm. Floral marquee, crafts, food hall and lots more. Tickets in advance from Bridport TIC & Dorchester TIC 01209 34517 (www.axevalefestival.org.uk)
20-21 Owermoigne Open Gardens & St Michael's Flower Festival Owermoinge Nr Dorchester. Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm. £5. Local artist's studio open, plants and crafts for sale. Tickets from Church. 01305 851992 (www.opengardens.co.uk)
21 Cancer Research UK's Race for Life Sherborne Castle. For information on joining in see: (http://bit.ly/RFLSWest)
21 Dorchester Town FC Fun Day Great Field, Poundbury. 10am. Charity stalls, music & more! See: (www.dorchester-tc.gov.uk)
21 Abbotsbury Open Garden The Old Gate House, Abbotsbury. 2pm-5pm.
21 Solstice by Torchlight Cobb Gate Car Park, Lyme Regis. A walk along the sea front by torchlight staring at midnight. Torches on sale in Cobb Gate Car Park £3.50 each from 11:30pm. 01297 792287 (www.lymeregiscarnival.co.uk)
21 Charity Father's Day Brunch Symeme Cricket Pavilion, Symondsbury, DT6 6HD. 11am-2pm. Treat the man in your life to a great brunch & guided walk up Colmers Hill in aid of Prostrate Cancer charity. 01308 4242321 (www.highwayfarm.co.uk)
21 The Evershot Country Fair Evershot, DT2 0JY. 11am-5pm. Family event £2 adults children free, rural craft demonstrations, 80 craft & trade stalls, food marquee, live music, games, trailer rides around deer park and more. (www.evershot.org/ecf)
21 Golf Fun Day Folke Golf Club. In aid of Friends of the Yeatman Hospital. For Details and Entry Forms please see Events section of (www.friendsoftheyeatman.co.uk) or tel. Lion Peter Oswick on 01963 363281 or Folke Golf Club on 01963 23330
22 Blue Watch Walk- Raising Money for 'Time Is Precious' arrives in Sherborne Info: (www.justgiving.com/actonbluewatch)
23-26 Experiencing Christian Community The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, DT2 7BE. An opportunity for people between 18-30 to share in the life of the Friary Community. Info and to book: 01300 341741 (www.hilfieldfriary.org.uk)
24 Health & Wellbeing Event Digby Hall, Hound Street Sherborne. Noon-6pm. For people of all ages, brings together over 30 local statutory, commercial & voluntary organisations that can help you to stay healthy & lead an active life. 01935 816961
24 Trill Open Lunch Trill Farm, Musbury, Axminster, Devon, EX13 8TU. 1pm. (www.trillfarm.co.uk/collections/open-lunches)
24 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free 40 minute recital by Simon Clarkson, showcasing a wide variety of music.
24 Talk 'Castle Drogo Gardens' Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm. £3. 01297 443942 (www.woodmeadhalls.co.uk)
25 ‘Colour, Line & Thread' Town Mill, Lyme Regis. Open daily 10:30am-5pm.01297 444111 (www.dorset-artist.co.uk/exhibitions)
25 Bell Ringing Taster Session St Mary's Church, South St, Bridport. 7pm. Come and try bell ringing! 01308 459815
25 Chris Wood folk musician Sladers Yard, West Bay, DT6 4EL. Dinner 6:30pm, Music 8pm. £12.50/£27.50 01308 459511
25 The Leavers' Concert Tindall Recital Hall, Sherborne School. 7:30pm. Info: 01935 810518 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
25 Thomas Hardy Talk: Whistler and Monet Dorset County Museum, High West St, Dorchester. 7pm. Free. 01305 756832
25 West Dorset Humanists meeting Wessex Royale Hotel, 32 High West Street, Dorchester. 7:30pm. An Open Discussion about humanism, secularism, living a good life without God. £3. All welcome. (www.westdorsethumanists.org) 07411 077058.
26 Hardy in Love Max Gate, Alington Road, Dorchester, DT1 2AB. 7pm-9pm. Poetry, prose and traditional music steeped in the romance and heartache of love in Wessex. Gates open 6:30pm. Last admission 7pm. Adult £15, Child £8. 01305 262538
26 The New Jersey Boys The Corn Exchange, High East St, Dorchester, DT1 1HF. 8pm. Music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. A mixture of tight vocal harmonies, superb solo spots and light comedy. £14.50 from Dorchester & Bridport TICs.
26 The Gala Concert Tindall Recital Hall, Sherborne School. 7:30pm. Info: 01935 810518 (email: email@example.com)
26/06-16/07 Local Artist Marilyn Allis Window Exhibition Dorchester TIC, 11 Antelope Walk, Dorchester, DT1 1BE. Mon-Sat 9am-5pm. Water colour artist working in a loose & impressionistic style, using strong vibrant colours. All items for sale.
26-09 Local Artist Ollie Taylor Main Window Exhibition Dorchester TIC, 11 Antelope Walk, Dorchester, DT1 1BE. Mon-Sat 9am-5pm. Stunning Dorset landscape photography . All items for sale.
26-27 Two Musical Soirees with international concert pianist Ronan Magill The Old School House, Tincleton, DT2 8QR. 7:30pm. Program to inc. Bach, Beethoven, Scriabin, Chopin, Magill, Scarlatti, and more. £12. 01305 848909 / 07901 946102
27 Bucky Doo Music: Rex Trevett Big Band Bucky Doo Square, Bridport. 10am. Live music for shoppers’ enjoyment.
27 Monthly Arts & Craft Fair Bridport Town Hall, DT6 3LF. For booking and further information: 01308 424901
27 Seeking Sustainability The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, DT2 7BE. A day conference on why it's important and what we can learn from each other. Info and to book: 01300 341741 (www.hilfieldfriary.org.uk)
27 Beginners Glass Fusing Course Gillian Hulse Designs, Manor Yard, Symondsbury, DT6 6HG. 10am-4pm. During the day you can make a window/wall panel, coasters or pieces of jewellery. £120. To book: 07827 916054 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
27 The Briantspuddle Singers - England and France - Music for Celebration St Mary's, Edward Road, Dorchester. 7:30pm. Organist, Alex Davies. Conductor, Rob Dishingto. £10 available on the door or from 01929 554055.
27 Classic Rock Disco Beehive, Bridport Football Club, Bridport. ATR classic rock disco 8pm - mid night Free admission
27-28 Tankfest 2015 The Tank Museum, Bovington, Nr Wool BH20 6JG. The World's best display of moving armour returns, with historic vehicles and even a WW2 Spitfire! See web for more info: 01929 405096 (www.tankmuseum.org)
27-28 Cattistock Festival 1:30pm-5:30pm Open gardens, bell ringing, Donkey rides & much more. (www.cattistockfestival.org)
27/06-05/07 Beaminster Festival of Music & the Arts Beaminster. A brilliant programme of music, both classical and jazz, literature and an art exhibition of the work of local artists. (www.beaminsterfestival.com)
28 Jazz Brunch Eastbury Hotel, Long St. Sherborne. 12noon-2pm. Live Jazz with Julie Dunn, & meal. £23. 01935 813131
28 Dorchester Rotary's Family Picnic Borough Gardens, Dorchester. 11:30am. (www.dorchester-tc.gov.uk)
28 Walled Garden Open Moreton DT2 8RH. 10am-4pm. Rare opportunity to enjoy this delightful private, 3 acre walled garden. Streams, ponds and hidden corners. Crafts, Plants, Bric-a-brac and refreshments for sale. £3, children free. 01929 463221
28 Fun Day & Classic Car Show School Hill, Chickerell, Weymouth DT3 4BA. 10am. Over 200 vehicles, trade stalls, arts & crafts, all day entertainment, birds of prey, fun fair, alpacas and much more Entry £4. (www.transportofyesteryear.com)
28 Gartell Light Railway Open Day & Steam and Vintage Show Common Ln, Yenston, Templecombe, BA8 0NB. Trains in steam with rides from 10:30am-4:30pm. 01963 370752 (www.glr-online.co.uk)
28 Lyme Regis Town Band Concert Marine Parade Shelters, Lyme Regis. 2:30pm-4pm. (www.lymeregistownband.co.uk)
28 Coast to Coast: Jurassic Coast Motorcycle Run: Marine Parade, Lyme Regis. 9:50am, from Cobb Gate/Marine Parade. Westland Classic Motorcycle Club (email: http://www.wcmcc.org.uk/)
28 Bridport Vintage Market Sunday St Michaels Trading Estate, Bridport, DT6 3RR. 10am-4pm. Vintage & Antiques, food, drink and music. 07970 700983 (email: email@example.com)
29 Bridport Ghost Walk Buckydoo Square. 7:30pm. £7, child £4 (9yrs+) 07923 074787 (www.bridportghostwalk.weebly.com)
30 Memory Café Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 10:30am-12noon. Memory Cafes provide an opportunity for people with dementia and their carers to meet in a relaxed social setting. 01202 764352 (www.alzheimers.org.uk/dorset)
30 Salway Ash Embroiderers 'Pieces of Ten' Open Day Salway Ash Village Hall, near Bridport, DT6 5QS. 10am-3pm Free entry. Members will be available to discuss their work in machine embroidery. 01460 63919
31 Race for Life (Cancer Research) Kingston Maurward College, Nr Dorchester DT2 8PY. 11am. 5K. (www.raceforlife.org)
West Dorset Tourist Information Centres
Dorchester TIC, Antelope Walk, Dorchester
Bridport TIC, South Street, Bridport
Sherborne TIC, Digby Road, Sherborne
Lyme Regis TIC, Church Street, Lyme Regis
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