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What's on in and around West Dorset

March 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

Until 12/03 Local Artist Maiden Candles Window Exhibition Dorchester TIC, 11 Antelope Walk, Dorchester. Mon-Sat 9am-4pm. A variety of beautiful, unique hand-made curve candles & hampers, for sale. An ideal gift or new edition to the home.

10/01-14/03 Dorset - A Contemporary Response Dorset County Museum, High East Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. Bournemouth Arts Club members' annual exhibition. Open Monday-Saturday ,10am-4pm. Closed Sunday.

01 More Tales from Under Shady Tree Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. More Tales from Under Shady Tree with Ken Gollip. 2:30pm. £3 in aid of the museum.

02 Fairtrade Food Tasting Smith & Smith, 8 West Street, Bridport. 2:30pm-4:30pm. Come & taste chocolate, biscuits etc, & learn how your shopping habits can help 3rd world producers and artisans work their way out of poverty. 01308 425037.

02,09,16,23 Buddhist Meditation Classes - Let go of Anger and Stress Quaker Meeting House, Holloway Road, Dorchester, DT1 1LF. 7pm-8:30pm. £7 a class (discounts available). Come on the day or book: (www.thekchencentre.org)

02-03 & 09-10 IT Assistance Dorchester Library & Learning Centre, South Walks House, Dorchester, DT1 1EE. 10am-5pm. Want to know how to get online? One to one assistance with our Digital Champion, ask at the Help Desk. 01305 224440

03 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Digby Memorial Hall, Sherborne. 10:30am-12:30pm. An 8 week course by Wessex Mindfulness Training. 01258 456278 (www.wessexmindfulnesstraining.co.uk)

03 Lyme Regis Art Society - Demonstration Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. Workshop by Terry Whitworth - Florals with Flair (acrylic). 2pm-4pm. Visitors £5. For more information (email: sheila.stratton@btinternet.com)

03 Cercle Français De Dorchester Kristine Scott Thomas: Sonja Lawday. All welcome, both English and French native speakers. Français: 01305 812666 English: 01305 854025 (www.dorchesterfrenchcircle.org)

03 Bridport Camera Talk: Homage to Patagonia Chancery House, Chancery Lane off East St, Bridport. 7pm. Regular Weds meetings with guest speaker George Wright. Everyone welcome! 01308 459266 (www.bridportcameraclub.co.uk)

04 Bridport Camera Club Talk: Homage to Patagonia and Other Stories Chancery House, Chancery Lane off East St, Bridport. Illustrated talk by George Wright starts 7:30pm. All welcome. 01308 459266 (www.bridportcameraclub.co.uk)

04 The Life and Art of Marianne North; Victorian Botanical Artist and Traveller Digby Hall, Hound Street. Dr Twigs Way MA PhD describes how Marianne North led an unconventional life capturing the essence of rare plants, many of which were named after her. This talk will explore her life and social context. (http://sherborne-dfas.org.uk)

05 Tindall Recital Series: Bartholomew LaFollette & Caroline Palmer Tindall Recital Hall, Sherborne School. 7:30pm. For further details contact the school via: 01935 810518 (email: jhenderson@sherborne.org)

05 Ramsey Macdonald: Traitor or Hero? The Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 8pm. Lecture by Prof A. Thorpe on ‘Ramsay Mac’ who led Labour into its first Governments (1924 & 1929-31) but also to the disastrous 1931 split. 01963 370899

05 & 19 Singing for the Brain Dorchester Community Church, Acland Rd, Dorchester, DT1 1EF. 10:30am-12noon. If you have a diagnosis of dementia or care for someone who does, then join us, £2pp, first session free. Info: 07525 824899

06 Strings' Recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. Free recital by the talented students of Sherborne School.

06 Sunset Café Stompers Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Jazz, special guest Joy Parker. £10. 01935 815565

06 Archaeology Lecture: News from the Frontier: Recent Work along Hadrian's Wall Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1XA. 7pm for 7:30pm. By Mark Corney, Archaeologist and Fellow, Bristol Uni. Free. 01305 756827

06 Penelope on Ithaka Play The Avenue Restaurant, 33 West St, Bridport. Community participatory play celebrating International Womens Day. 7:30pm. Free. (email: apple.loft@btinternet.com)

07 Bridport Celebrates International Women's Day Bucky Doo Square, Bridport. 8:30am-1pm. Stalls, women's music, street theatre and at 12noon 'Break the Chain' dance.

07 Chasty Cottage Antiques Fair Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 9am-4pm. £1 entry. For more info: 01963 370986

07 Storytelling in the Library Bridport Library, South St. 10:30am-11:30am. Free for all children. (email: apple.loft@btinternet.com)

07 Mother's Day Gifts drop in Workshop Gillian Hulse Designs, Manor Yard, Mill Lane, Symondsbury, DT6 6HG. 10am-12pm / 1pm-3pm. Make a window decoration & pendant using glass pieces. Suitable for all over 10yrs. £15. 07827 916054

07 Workshop on Feminist Role Models & Heroines Bridport Arts Centre Café, South St. Come along and hear about inspiring women. 3:30pm-5pm. FREE. (email: apple.loft@btinternet.com)

07 Music for Youth (& all the family) with Martin Clunes St. Mary's Church, Edward Rd, Dorchester. 4pm. Dorset Chamber Orchestra concert full of fun & fine music. £10 in advance from Harmony Music, Dorchester. U18s free. 01305 260360

07 Draughtbusters plus - Draught-proofing workshop Chapel in the Garden, East Street, Bridport, DT6 3JX. How to draught-proof your windows and doors to save money. Info from: 07970 483188 (email: admin@transitiontownbridport.co.uk)

07 Swing into Spring with The Purbeck Big Band for a Grand Spring Dance Corn Exchange, High East St, Dorchester. 7:45pm. Join the dancing or listen to the music, inc. ballroom, jive, swing & latin. £8 from Dorchester TIC dwdscouts.org.uk)

07 Tom Clements WhiteHart, Sherborne. 9pm. Tom is returning for a solo gig, call for more info: 01935 817668

07-08 Lambing Weekend Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park, Nr Dorchester, DT2 8PY. 10am-4pm both days.

07-08 Stir To Action Workshop: Citizen Journalism Chapel in the Garden, East St, Bridport. 10am-5pm. thebristolcable.org)

07-08 Emerge from Hibernation with a Weekend of Body Wisdom Monkton Wyld Court, Nr Lyme Regis. Designed for beginners and the curious, no previous experience is necessary. 01297 560342 (www.monktonwyldcourt.org)

08 Wedding Fayre The Tithe Barn, Manor Yard, Symondsbury, Nr Bridport, DT6 6HG. 11am-4pm. 01308 424116

08 Spanish Art:Habsburg patrons & English Collectors Cerne Abbas Village Hall. 10:25am. (email: acesouthwessex@gmail.com)

08 Fossil Hunting Walk Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, DT6 6LL Fossil hunting walk leaves from the centre at 12 noon lasting 2 hours. Booking essential. Tel 01297 560772 (www.charmouth.org)

08 Fashion Show & Auction Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3QA. 2:30pm. In aid of Weldmar. Featuring local shops, designers & models. Tickets £10 include a glass of wine, please book: 01297 446066.

08 Counting The Birches Bridport Arts Centre, South St. A play Fundraiser celebrating International Womens Day. 7:30pm. £10. For more details contact: 01308 424204 (www.bridport-arts.com)

09 Lyme Regis Art Society - Workshop Lyme Regis Football Club, Charmouth Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3DU. Workshop with Terry Whitworth - Florals with Flair (all mediums). 10am - 1pm. Visitors £5. For Info: (email: sheila.stratton@btinternet.com)

09 A Very Special Audience with Two Jims Thomas Hardye School, Queen's Av, Dorchester. 7:30pm. Prof. James Lovelock CH CBE FRS in conversation with Prof. Jim Al-Khalili OBE. 6:30pm for 7:15pm. Free but by ticket from school.

10 Japan: A Kyoto Journey Cerne Abbas Vilage Hall. 10:25am. Wessex NADFAS event. £22. 01935 815584

10 Bridport History Society Talk: Tolpuddle Martyrs - Life in Dorset in the 1830's Bridport United Church, East St. Meetings held monthly at 2:30pm. £2.50 inc refreshments. Talk by Rob Curtis. 01308 456876

11 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free lunchtime recital by Peter Bray, showcasing a wide variety of music.

11 Geology Lecture: Mr Smith's Remarkable Maps Dorset County Museum, High West St, Dorchester. 6:30pm for 7pm. By Tom Sharpe (Nat. Museum of Wales). Celebrating the bicentenary of the first geological map. Free. 01305 756827

11 Trees For Dorset AGM Town Hall, High East Street, Dorchester, DT1 1HF. 7pm for 7:30pm. Followed by a talk by Dr Charles Hill on “Trees and Woodland”. Parking in the DCC car park. (email: hjmuntz@waitrose.com) (www.treesfordorset.co.uk)

11 Sherborne Flicks 'Mr Turner' (12A) Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. £6 from Sherborne TIC.

12 & 26 Memory Café Dorchester Community Church, Acland Rd, Dorchester,DT1 1EF. 10:30am-12noon. If you have a diagnosis of dementia or care for someone who does then please come and join us, £2pp, first session free. 07525 824899

12 Seven Wonders of a World Cruise St. George's Church Hall, Fordington, DT1 1LB. 2:15pm. Talk by Rosemary Gameson. Organised by The Thursday Group. £1 to inc. tea/ coffee. All welcome. 01305 269834

12 Art Talk: Kingston Lacy's Paintings Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7pm for 7:30pm. By Helen Lange MA. Free - Donation of £3 encouraged. 01305 756827

13 A Level Recitals Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. Free recital by the talented students of Sherborne School.

13 Lyme Bay Photographic Club - Print Presentation Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. LBPC - Mike Birbeck, The Tyred Photographer - Print Presentation. 7:30pm-10pm 01297 444733. (http://lymebayphotographicclub.org/)

13 Ben Osborne's Himalayan Journey Broadoak Village Hall nr Bridport. Illustrated talk by award-winning wildlife photographer Ben Osborne. Starts 7:30pm. 01308 424922

13 A Mike Denham Speakeasy Night Dorset County Museum, High West St, Dorchester. 8pm. Great jazz age music - Mike, at the grand piano, & special guest Ben Cummings on the Trumpet. £12.50 or with pre-show supper £22.50 01305 262735

13/03-02/04 Local Artist Wendy Alcock Window Exhibition Dorchester TIC, 11 Antelope Walk, Dorchester, DT1 1BE. Mon-Sat, 9am-4pm (March), 9am-5pm (April). Lovely paintings, prints and cards of animals and more. All items for sale.

13-15 Folk Music Weekend: The Stages of Life The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, DT2 7BE. Led by Alan and Gill McIntosh. Booking forms online or by contacting Suzi Herbert 01300 341741 (www.hilfieldfriary.org.uk)

13-27 Local Artist Ollie Taylor Main Window Exhibition Dorchester TIC, 11 Antelope Walk, Dorchester, DT1 1BE. Monday-Saturday, 9am-4pm. Stunning Dorset landscape photography. All items for sale.

14 Fleamarket Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 10am-4pm. 1000s of antiques, crafts and collectables. 01749 677049

14 Music in Bucky Doo: The Boogie Men Bucky Doo Square, Bridport Music to entertain the shoppers starts 10am

14 Mah Jong Workshops St. John Ambulance, St John Way, Poundbury, Dorchester, DT1 2NH. 10am-4pm. Tutored by Stephen Frost. £12.50per session, profits to St John Ambulance. Places limited, book on: 01305 814329 / 07968 380257

14 Flint Tools, with a Demonstration of Flint Working Techniques Committee Room 1, County Hall, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ. 10:30am. Talk by Mike Trevarthen, RMA Archaeological Services. Free, pre book: (www.dorsetforyou.com/Finding-Dorset)

14 Cantamus: From Tallis To Tavener Bridport United Church, East St. Inspirational music for Spring. 7:30pm. Tickets £7 from Bridport Music or on door. (www.cantamus-dorset.org)

14 1960's Champagne Murder Mystery Crossways Court, Crossways, Dorchester 7pm. As the evidence unfolds and is presented to you, the jurors, a three course meal with coffee will be provided. Dress: 1960's - so give your kaftan or bell bottoms an outing! Tickets £8 from Premier Stores, Crossways Court and Sunday Services at Crossways.

14 Blackmore Vale & Yeovil Association AGM The Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 2:30pm. All welcome. 01747 838810

14 Lions Club of Bridport Blues Extravaganza Freshwater Entertainment Centre, Burton Bradstock. 8pm til late. Featuring Fat Marrows Band, C Sharp Blues Band, Custer’s Last Blues Band. £10 in advance from Bridport TIC or Bridport Music.

14 Bridport Ceilidh: DanceCupola St Mary's Church Hall, South St, Bridport. Ever Popular. New members are always welcome. You don't need a partner. Bring and share finger food/snacks. From 7:30pm to 11pm. 01308 423442

14 JS Bach: St Matthew Passion Sherborne Abbey. 7:30pm. Performed in its entireity in German. £20-£5 from Sherborne TIC.

14 The Powercut Compendium Burton Bradstock Village Hall. Cartoon de Salvo explore what happens when we have only storytelling left to keep the night at bay. For Adults and brave children 8+. 01308 897214 (www.cartoondesalvo.com)

15 Sherborne Sports Centre 10k Run Sherborne Sports Centre, Abbey Rd, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3AP. Registration 8am, run at 9am. £10 entry. Register now on site or via (email: mward@sherborne.org) 01935 810548 (www.sherbornesports.co.uk/10k)

15 Wessex Strings Charity Concert Cheap St Church, Sherborne. 3pm. In aid of the Friends of the Yeatman Hospital. £10.

16 Jettons Committee Room 1, County Hall, Dorchester,DT1 1XJ. 10:30am. Talk by Rob Webley, Finds Liaison Officer Portable Antiquities Scheme. Free but prior booking requested, book at (www.dorsetforyou.com/Finding-Dorset)

16 Community Lecture: Einstein's Universe Thomas Hardye School Theatre, Queen's Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 2ET. 7pm. By Professor Brian Foster, University of Oxford and Jack Liebeck, International Violinist (in celebration of National Science and Engineering Week). Free but by ticket only available from School Reception two weeks prior. Max 4pp. 01305 266064

16 Bride Valley Gardening Club Talk: Cultivating Potatoes Puncknowle Village Hall, nr Bridport. 7:30pm. 01308 482602

17 Cercle Français De Dorchester Café Jagos, 8 High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1UJ. 7:30pm-9:30pm. Simone Herbeek-Heard: L'Université de Bruxelles si différente de toutes les autres? All welcome, English & French native speakers. Français: 01305 812666 English: 01305 854025 (www.dorchesterfrenchcircle.org)

17 The Work of the Bath Preservation Trust, Past, Present & Future Dorford Centre, Top O' Town, Dorchester, DT1 1RR. 7:30pm. By Chief Executive, Bath Preservation Trust. Free, (£3 donation suggested). (www.dorchestercivicsociety.org.uk)

17 Lyme Regis Art Society - Demonstration Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. Demonstration by Patrick Jones - A Colourful Life (Abstract). 2pm-4pm. Visitors £5. For more information (email: sheila.stratton@btinternet.com)

18 Glass Taster Course Gillian Hulse Designs, Manor Yard, Mill Lane, Symondsbury, DT6 6HG. 10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm. By the end of the session you will have a some lovely pieces to take home. £60. Book: 07827 916054 (www.gillianhulse.com)

18 Lunchtime Concert Dorset County Museum, High East Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 1pm-2pm. Thomas Hardye School Musicians (A/AS) - Free, £3 donation encouraged. 01305 756827

18 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free lunchtime recital by Chris Liddle, showcasing a wide variety of music.

18 WDDFAS Talk: Dance - Morals, Manners and Class Highlands End Leisure Centre, Eype, Bridport. West Dorset Decorative & Fine Art Society meeting starts at 2:30pm £7.50 for non-members. 07972 472029 (email: caro49@clutterbox.co.uk)

18 Adult Craft Workshop: Make Your Buttonhole - Flower Arranging Dorset County Museum, High West St, Dorchester. 1pm-3:30pm. For beginners . £10. Pre-booking essential. Please bring a focal-point flower. 01305 756827

18 Sherborne WI The Catholic Church Hall, Westbury, Sherborne. 2:30pm, Mike Hatch will give a talk about - “Friends of the Yeatman”. New members and visitors always welcome at a cost of £3, to include refreshments.

18 Bridport Camera Club Talk: Nature Competition Chancery House, Chancery Lane off East St, Bridport. Judging by Sid Jones starts at 7:30pm. All welcome. Details of monthly workshops online: (www.bridportcameraclub.co.uk) 01308 459266

18 Charlton Down Local History Group present 'The Cerne Abbas Giant' Herrison Hall, Charlton Down, Dorchester DT2 9UA 7:30pm. By George Mortimer, member and past Chairman of the Cerne Historical Society. £3.

19 Lyme Bay Photographic Club - Three Horseshoes Competition Kilmington Village Hall. 7:30pm-10pm. 01297 444733.

19 R.S.P.B Talk 'Make a Note of It' St. George`s Church Hall, Fordington, Dorchester DT11LB 7:45pm. By Mike Langman, Artist and Photographer. Techniques for identifying and illustrating birds. Fun, practical talk. Members £3. Visitors £3.50.

19 Sir Walter Raleigh The Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 8pm. Dr. Mark Nicholls puts the famous Elizabethan (and resident of Sherborne) under the spotlight of modern research. 01963 370899 (www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk)

19-20 Charter House Auction Long Street Sale Rooms, Sherborne. Coins, Stamps, Militaria, Collectors' Items. 01935 812277

20 Wind Band concert The Big School Room, Sherborne School. 1:30pm. Free concert by Sherborne’s talented students.

20 Bridport Family History Course: More Pre-1837 Records Marsh Barn Farm, Burton Rd, Bridport, DT6 4PS. Two day course (& 24th April) from 10am til 4pm. Other courses on offer - contact organiser! 01308 425710 (email: janefhistory@aol.com)

20 Market St Martin’s Community Hall Broadmayne, (Next to the Church), DT2 8EB. 2pm-3:30pm. Cakes, Preserves, Raffle, Craft, Plants, Bric-a-brac, books, Jigsaws, Cards, Local Pork, Sausages and Eggs, Local Watercress. 01305 853765.

20 Magic in the Moonlight (PG-13) 'Milborne Movies' Milborne St Andrew Village Hall, between Dorchester and Blandford DT11 0JX. Doors 7pm for 7:30pm start. Directed by Woody Allen, set in Southern France in 1927. Starring Colin Firth. £3.

20 Father-in-law: Son-in-law Sherborne School for Girls. 7:30pm. An illustrated lecture on Sir James Thornhill & William Hogarth. £10 (inc. wine & refreshments), from Winstone’s Bookshop, Sherborne. 01935 816128

21 Music in Bucky Doo: Jerri Hart Bucky Doo Square, Bridport. Music to entertain the shoppers starts at 10am.

21 Antique & Fleamarket Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 10am-4pm. Monthly Antique & Fleamarket. 01963 250108

21 Books, Coffee and Cake and Home Grown/Made Produce Moreton Village Hall, Nr Dorchester, DT2 8RE. 10am-12noon. Free Entry. Join us for a cuppa whilst you browse our vast selection of books. All books 25p. 01929 463221

21 Dorchester Moose Ladies Circle Daffodil Fayre United Church, Dorchester. 10am-12noon. Come and join us for a tea or coffee. Homemade cakes & preserves, craft stalls, bric a brac, tombola and more. In aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care

21 The Ethics and Policy of Climate Change The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, DT2 7BE. A day to explore and discuss the things we should be asking candidates before the forthcoming general election. 01300 341741 (www.hilfieldfriary.org.uk)

21 Fossil Hunting Walk Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, DT6 6LL. Fossil hunting walk leaves from the centre at 12 noon lasting 2 hours. Booking essential. 01297 560772 (www.charmouth.org)

21 Dorchester Choral Society Concert St Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester, DT1 2HJ. 7:30pm. With soloists and orchestra sing Haydn's masterpiece " Creation". Tickets £15 and £12. 01305 262005

24 From Past to Present: The Ancient and Contemporary Artisitc Heritage of Cambodia and Vietman. Cerne Abbas Vilage Hall. 10:25pm. Wessex NADFAS. £22. 01935 815584 (email: acesouthwessex@gmail.com)

25 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free lunchtime recital by Paul Ellis, showcasing a wide variety of music.

25 TALK ‘Preparing for the Show Bench – Cookery, Wine & Preserves’ with Jo Osment. Village Hall, Lyme Rd, Uplyme, DT7 3UY. 7:30pm. Join the Horticultural Society for this talk. 01297 444034. (https://ulrhs.wordpress.com/events/)

26 Brusho Workshop with local artist Marilyn Allis The Studio, Unit 2a, Lower Courtyard, Rogers Hill Farm, Briantspuddle Dorchester DT2 7HJ. Learn lots of techniques with these vibrant explosive inks. 07789 026546 (www.marilynallis.com)

26 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)

26 Lunchtime Concert: Dorchester Piano Trio Dorset County Museum, High West St, Dorchester DT1 1XA. 1pm-2pm. Free.

27 Pet Portaits Workshop with local artist Marilyn Allis The Studio, Unit 2a, Lower Courtyard, Rogers Hill Farm, Briantspuddle Dorchester DT2 7HJ. Discover art with imagination and colour. 07789 026546 (www.marilynallis.com)

27 Wine Tasting Palmers Brewery, West Bay Rd, 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)

27 Lyme Bay Photographic Club - Members' Prints/ PDIs Competition Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. LBPC - Members' Prints/ PDIs Competition. 7:30pm - 10pm 01297 444733. (http://lymebayphotographicclub.org)

28 Portraits Workshop with local artist Marilyn Allis The Studio, Unit 2a, Lower Courtyard, Rogers Hill Farm, Briantspuddle Dorchester DT2 7HJ. Discover the art with imagination and colour. 07789 026546 (www.marilynallis.com)

28 The Wurzels and supporting band The Skimmity Hitchers The Tithe Barn, Manor Yard, Symondsbury, Nr Bridport, DT6 6HG. Tickets £19.50 in advance or £25 on the door. Fully Licensed bar. 01308 424116 (www.symondsburyestate.co.uk)

28 Rex Trevett Big Band Bucky Doo Sq, Bridport Town Centre. Live music for shoppers’ enjoyment. 10am. 01308 456722

28 Bridport & District Gardening Club Spring Show United Church Hall, East St, Bridport From 12-3pm Flowers, veg, cookery, crafts and photos. All classes open. Refreshments available. 01308 422514 (www.bridportgardeningclub.co.uk)

28 Lyme Regis Beer Festival The Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3QA Bringing together 21 of Dorset’s finest beers with a dozen local ciders and the best in local musical talent, the Lyme Regis Beer Festival has something for all the family. For more information and to buy tickets, please visit: (www.3brewersbeerfestival.co.uk)

28 Briantspuddle Singers Concert St Christopher's Church, Winfrith Newburgh. 7:30pm. Conducted by Robert Dishington. Singing Mozart Sparrow Mass and Sancta Maria Mater Dei, Haydn's Te Deum in C and Schubert's Mass no 3 in B. Organist Sam Hanson of St Peter's Church, B’mouth. £10 on door or: 01929 554055 (email: mail@briantspuddlesingers.co.uk)

28-29 Spring Bulbs & Daffodils Weekend Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 5NR. 11am – 4:30pm. Reduced admission to only £4 per adult for entry, U16s free. Explore the magnificent gardens and grounds surrounding the 50-acre lake before taking lunch or afternoon tea in the tea rooms. Please note the castle is closed this weekend.

28/03-19/09 A Poetic Eye: John Craxton on Cranborne Chase & Crete Dorset County Museum, High West St, Dorchester. One of the most individual British artists of the 20th century. His life story, starting with wanderings on Cranborne Chase, was as colourful as his later pictures of the light, life & landscapes of Greece. (www.dorsetcountymuseum.org)

28-05 Fake or Fortune Oliver Holt Gallery, Sherborne School. 10am-4pm daily. Hidden Treasures of local Collections. Free.

29 Spring Food Fair Washingpool Farm, North Allington, DT6 5HP. 10am-3pm. BBQ & children's treasure trail.01308 459549

29 Divine Union Soundbath Oborne Village Hall, Oborne, Nr. Sherborne, DT9 4LA. 2pm-4pm. Experience a magical performance of Pure Sound by musician Dean Carter using crystal and Tibetan singing bowls and vocal overtoning which promotes a deepley relaxing and healing state. £10 in advance via 01935 389655 (www.centreforpuresound.org)

31 Lyme Regis Society: Robert Hildyard - Lord of Catherstone Manor Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. Robert Hildyard – Lord of Catherstone Manor by Mike Seaman (www.lymeregissociety.org.uk)

31/03-05/04 Holy Week and Easter The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, DT2 7BE. 01300 341741 (www.hilfieldfriary.org.uk)

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

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