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
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 by the key figures associated with the St Ives Group of Close Artists in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Please note the museum is closed on Sundays.
29/10-01/11 Sherborne International Film Festival Powell Theatre, Abbey Road, Sherborne. A selection of recent foreign language films from all around the globe. Further details from Sherborne TIC or see the website: www.shiff.org.uk
30/10-01/11 Spirituality: Simple and Honest The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, DT2 7BE. A weekend retreat led by Br Clark Berge SSF, the Minister General of the Society of St Francis. 01300 341741 www.hilfieldfriary.org.uk
30/10-19/11 Local Artist Caroline Tucker Window Exhibition Dorchester TIC, 11 Antelope Walk, Dorchester DT1 1BE. Mon-Sat 9am-4pm. Inventive fusion of styles, producing vibrant colour and pattern full of energy of local Dorset scenes, animals and more. Greetings cards, mirrors, magnets, cushions and more all for sale.
30/10-18/11 John Maddison Exhibition Jerram Gallery, Half Moon St, Sherborne. 9:30am-5pm, Mon-Sat. 01935 815261
31/10-01/11 Annual Family Sleepover Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1XA. From 6pm Sat until 10am Sunday. Evening packed with Viking themed activities. Inc. breakfast, bring your own midnight feast! Pre-booking essential. Children £15, adults £12. Up to two children admitted per adult. 01305 756827 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
07/10-30/12/15 ‘The Lyme Railway: Axed 30 Years Ago’ Lyme Regis Museum. An Exhibition. www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk
01 Conservation Action Day Alners Gorse, (between Hazelbury Bryan & Kings Stag. Map ref. ST736100. 10am-4pm. Woodland and scrub management followed by bonfire, hot drinks and baked potatoes. Info: 01963 23559 / 07981 776767
01 Wedding Fair Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis. 12-4pm. Visit our beauitul wedding venue with stunning views of the jurassic coast, fabulous local suppliers and wedding ideas email@example.com 01297 442394
01’Tis Cider Time From Tourist Info. Centre, Digby Rd. Sherborne. 2pm. Take a gentle stroll around Historic Sherborne with Blue Badge Guide Cindy, ending witrh Cider tasting in The Digby Tap. Walk £5, Pay as you go for the tasting.
02 Sing with Us! St Mary's Church Hall, South St, Bridport. Friendly & fun harmony singing 10:15am-12noon. 01258 837775
02 Dorchester & District U3A present Life as a Cruise Director on Soviet Cruise Liners The Parish Centre, Culliford Road North, Dorchester, DT1 1QG. 10am for coffee, starts 10:30am-12noon. New members & guests always welcome.
02/09/16/23/30 Bridport Folk Dance Club - Club Nights W.I. Hall, North St, Bridport dancing starts at 7:30pm until 9:30 pm , members and visitors welcome
03 Memory Café Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis 10:30am-12pm. Memory Cafes provide an opportunity for people with dementia and their carers to meet in a relaxed social setting. Information, support and activities are available. 01202 764352
03 Getting Around Dorchester The Dorford Centre, Top o' Town, Dorchester. 7:30pm. Dorchester Civic Society present a talk by Roland Tarr, Chair, Cyclists' Touring Club, West Dorset. £3 donation encouraged. www.dorchestercivicsociety.org.uk
03-28 Onewall Gallery: Dorset Fragments from a Personal and Private Collection Gallimaufry Furnishings, 179 Bridport Road, Poundbury, Dorchester DT1 3AH. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm. Watercolours and other works on paper. 01305 257516
04 Mill Street Memories - An Exhibition Town Hall, High East St. Dorchester, DT1 1HF. 10am-4pm. 'The Way it Was' - voices of lost Dorchester in words and pictures. Light refreshments available.
04 NADFAS: Facing up to Goya: Portraits of Goya Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. 2pm & 8pm. Lecture by Gail Turner MA. 01935 872136/816504
05 Lunchtime Concert Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 1pm-2pm. Roger Cox, Guitarist. Free, £3 donation encouraged. 01305 756827
04 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free organ recital by Paull Ellis, approx 40 mins, with retiring collection.
05 Bonfire Night on the Beach East Beach West Bay, Nr Bridport. 5:30pm. Guy Fawkes competition for the whole family. Make your own Guy judging approx 6pm. Bar, hot food and live music, Free event but donations welcome.
05 Free 'Plotting' Workshop Max Gate, Alington Road, Dorchester. 6:30pm-8:30pm. Join Boris Starling, Max Gate's writer in residence. Discussing how to plot books. Free but booking essential.Call to book: 01305 262538 www.writingplaces.org
05 Bonfire and Firework Display Marquis of Lorne Pub, Nettlecombe, DT6 3SY. 7pm. Outside bar, bbq, and lots of fun.
05 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Film Screening Regent Cinema, Lyme Regis A Silver Screen ticket is just £3.50, and that comes with a complimentary tea or coffee. 10:30am. 01297 44 20 53 http://lymeregis.scottcinemas.co.uk/
05 Dorchester Rugby Club Fireworks gates open 6pm. Adults £4 each Children £2. Family (2 adults and 2 children) £10.
06 Strings’ Recital Cheap St Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. Free performance by the talented students of Sherborne School.
06 Modern Day Slavery Brownsword Hall, Poundbury, Dorchester, DT1 3GW. 6pm-7pm. Bristol-based charity Unchosen film screening and after the Mayor of Dorchester, the Councillor Robin Potter will open a panel discussion where the audience can put their questions to experts on the field, inc. Martin Jones (Gangmasters Licensing Authority). Free.
06 Archaeology Lecture: What can the Dewlish mammoth tell us about the Palaeolithic potential of Dorset Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7pm for 7:30pm. By Dr. Matt Pope. Free, £3 donation encouraged.
06 Milborne Movies: A Royal Night Out Milborne St Andrew Village Hall, Nr Dorchester, DT11 0JX. 7:30pm. An affectionate 'what-if' story about the adventures of the princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Windsor might have had on that joyous V-E Night. Doors/ bar open 7pm, starts 7:30pm. £3.50 obtained on the door.
06 Performance Night Holwell Village Hall, DT9 5LL. 7pm. A relaxed evening of Folk, Roots, Acoustic & Original Music. To perform contact: 01963 23145 Glenn@BearCatCollective.co.uk
06 Chard PDI Selection evening. Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis 7:30pm - 10pm. Lyme Bay Photographic Club Chard Selection Evening. 01297 442475 http://lymebayphotographicclub.org/
06 Yoga for Backs Workshop 2.30pm £15 Body Mind Spirit Centre Dorchester Katy Murrell 01305 262253 www.mind-bodymaintenance.co.uk
06-18 'Autumn Colours' Exhibition The Town Mill, Lyme Regis 10:30am to 4:30pm. Both 2D & 3D artwork in a variety of media will be featured in this exhibition that celebrates the colours of autumn. 01297 445972 www.townmillartsguild.com
06-18 ‘From Bombay to Blake' Exhibition The Town Mill, Lyme Regis 10:30am-4:30pm. Debbie Bell's solo exhibition takes inspiration from the vibrancy and magic of India. 01297 445972 www.townmillartsguild.com
07 Piddle Valley First School Bonfire & Firework Display Hog roast, homemade soup & jacket potatoes, hot & cold drinks & mulled wine, sparklers from 6pm. Fireworks 7pm. Adults £4, Children 4-16yrs £2, Under 4s Free. Family Ticket £12.
06 Bovington Garrison Fireworks Night (located at the Tank Museum Arena BH20 6JG )Hot food, tea / coffee, alcoholic beverages, children’s glow toys and sweets. Static and mobile display of the latest British Army Armoured Vehicles. Bonfire 6:15pm, Fireworks 8pm, Site Closes 9pm. Adults £5, Children (5-16yrs) £4, Under 5's Free £1. No dogs or sparklers on site.
07 Bere Regis First School Bonfire & Firework Display Rye Hill Field. Gates Open from 5pm. Bonfire 6pm, Fireworks 7pm. Children’s disco. Live band & BBQ. Adults £5, Accompanied Children Under 16yrs Free. 01929 471334 / 07974199392
07 Sherborne Annual Christmas Market Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 10am-4pm. Unique & unusual crafts & gifts for Christmas or the home. 01749 677049 www.westcountryfairs.co.uk
07 Dorchester's 1st Vegan Fair The Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester, DT1 1HF. 10:30am-3:30am. 20-30 stalls!
07 The Railways of Yeovil & South Somerset Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 2:30pm. Talk by Roger Marsh presented by Blackmore Vale & Yeovil Assoc: In support of the National Trust. £3 members £5 guests inc. tea/biscuits. 01747 838810
07 Fireworks and Bonfire Night Lyme Regis Seafront. 6:30pm. Join the crowds of people who come to enjoy a fantastic firework display over Lyme Bay and warm themselves by the bonfire on the beach. www.lymeregiscarnival.co.uk
07 Fireworks Extravaganza Sherborne (New) Castle, New Road, Sherborne. Bonfire 7pm, fireworks 7:30pm. Gates open and entertainment featuring the cast of Sleeping Beauty from The Octagon Theatre from 5pm. Refreshments/Food and Live Music from ‘Headland’. Tickets £8 Adult, £6 Child/Senior, from Sherborne TIC. %25 off beofre the 4th November.
07 Bridport Ceilidh: St Mary's Church Hall, South St, Bridport. New members are always welcome. You don't need a partner. Bring and share finger food/snacks. From 7:30pm-11pm. 01308 423442 http://bridportceilidhs.wordpress.com/
07 War Horse Only Remembered Sherborne Abbey. 8pm. Readings by Michael Morpurgo, songs performed by John Tams & Barry Coope. Restricted view tickets only available from Sherborne TIC. www.sherborneabbeyfestival.org
07 A Quiz The Colliton Club, Dorchester. 7:30pm. For teams of up to 6 people. £10pp inc. meal of choice. Raising funds CAB.
07 Bridport Round Table Annual Firework Display Bridport Leisure Centre Start from 7pm. Display from 8pm Large annual event in aid of Round Table charities. Great fun for all the family. £4 Adults, £2 Children, £10 for a family.
08 Remembrance Sunday Parade Langmoor Gdns, Lyme Regis. If you wish to be in the parade please come before 9:30am.
08 Remembrance Service St. Michael's Church, Lyme Regis 10am. With Lyme Regis Town Band. All local organisations welcome to take part, serving representatives from all of the Armed Forces are expected to attend in uniform.
08 Craft Fair Moreton Village Hall Nr Dorchester DT2 8RE 10am-2pm. A chance to buy that unique present! Tables available £10. £1 entry for adults - raising funds for the village hall. Contact Maeve: 01929 463221 firstname.lastname@example.org
08 Remembrance Day Parade and Service 10:30am at the War Memorial, South Walks Dorchester and 2:30pm at the German PoWs Memorial Fordington Cemetery.
08 Remembrance Sunday The Cold War Hall at the Tank Museum, Bovington Nr Wool, BH20 6JG. Service commences 10:30am. Visitors are asked to assemble by 10:15am. Following this, a wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Royal Armoured Corps Memorial outside the Museum. All visitors will be asked to respect the 2 minutes silence at 11am.
08 Remembrance Day ‘Come and Sing’ Concert St. Michael's Church, Lyme Regis Learn Rutter’s glorious Requiem with Lyme Bay Chorale. 11:30am with performance at 4pm. 01297 444580.
08 Remembrance Day Parade and Service Bridport Town Centre Annual parade through Bridport and to St Mary's Church South Street , leaving East St 10:15am; church service approx 12:15pm.
08 Jazz Brunch Eastbury Hotel, Long St. Sherborne. 12noon-2pm. Live Jazz with Julie Dunn, 2 course meal & wine or 3 courses without. £23. Book via: 01935 813131
08 Rutter’s Requiem St. Michael’s Church, Lyme Regis. Lyme Bay Chorale Society. Come and sing! Registration 11.30am, concert 5pm. Places £15 (pay on the day) to include afternoon tea. 01297 444580 www.lymebaychorale.co.uk
08-15 Bridport Literary Festival 2015 Various venues around the town. 2015 will be the 11th Bridport Literary Festival and it welcomes all those who read books and love literature. See website for full details. 01308 424901 http://www.bridlit.com/
09 Sing with Us! St Mary's Church Hall, South St, Bridport. Friendly & fun harmony singing 10:15am-12noon. 01258 837775
09 Community Lecture: Why you can't be rich - but you could be happier Thomas Hardye School Theatre, Queen's Avenue, Dorchester DT1 2ET. 7pm start. By Professor Danny Dorling FRGS, FRSS, FAcSS, FRSA, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford. Free, but by ticket only, available from School. Max.4pp. 01305 266064
09 Consuming the Gospel Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Sherborne Insight Lecture by Colin Greene on what the gospel has to say to C21st consumerism. Tickets £5 from the Parish Office in the Close. 01935 812452
10 NADFAS Wessex Area Day Course Cerne Abbas Village Hall, Kettle Bridge lane (Off Duck Street) Cerne Abbas, Dorchester DT2 7GY 10:15am for 10:25am-approx. 3pm. Course on Venetian Glass and its Influences 1450-1750 by Charles Hajdamach. £24. Application form via: www.nadfas-wessex-area.org email@example.com
10 History of Tea Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 8pm. Lecture by Nick Berthoud. 01963 370899 www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk
10 Bridport History Society Monthly Meeting Main Hall, Bridport United Church, East Street Where did Dorset People go? - looking at migration from Dorset through the ages' by Jane Ferentzi-Sheppard 2.30pm Members £1; visitors £2.50
11 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free organ recital by students, approx 40 mins, with retiring collection.
11 Adult Craft Sessions: Christmas Wreath Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 1pm-3:30pm. £10pp. Pre-booking essential. 01305 756832
11 Armistice Day Service Monmouth Street War Memorial, St Georges Square, Lyme Regis 11am. Please arrive early.
11 Talk and Book Launch: The Naming of the Shrew Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester. 7:30pm. A curious history of Latin names by John Wright - Author and River Cottage personality. Free, £3 donation encouraged.
11 Sherborne Flicks: 'Far From The Madding Crowd' Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. 2015 adaptation of the Thomas Hardy novel, set and filmed locally in Sherborne & West Dorset, starring Carey Mulligan. £6 from Sherborne TIC.
12 ‘A Little Chaos' Film Screening Regent Cinema, Lyme Regis A Silver Screen ticket is just £3.50, and that comes with a complimentary tea or coffee. 10:30am 01297 44 20 53 http://lymeregis.scottcinemas.co.uk/
12 Association Lunch at the Yeovil Court Hotel Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 2:30pm. Presented by Blackmore Vale & Yeovil Association in support of the National Trust. If you would like to join contact : 01747 838810 firstname.lastname@example.org
12 The Thursday Group present ‘Navigating the Dean’ St. George's Church Hall, Fordington, DT1 1LB. 2:15pm. Talk by Barbara Woods. £1 inc. tea/coffee. All welcome. 01305 269834
12 Gardening Made Easier Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 2:30pm. Talk by Mary Benger. £2. 01935 389867
12 Charity concert for the Royal British Legion Sherborne Abbey. 7:30pm. With young singers & musicans from Dorset schools. Organised by the RBL Hazelbury Bryan Branch. Tickets £13-£20 from Sherborne TIC.
12 United Prayers Uplyme Parish Church, Lyme Regis 7:30pm. Lyme Regis and Uplyme Parish Churches, Lyme Regis Baptist Church and Bethany Chapel meet regularly to pray together, led by members of the church. Open to all.
13 Percussion Recital Cheap St Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. Free performance by the talented students of Sherborne School.
13 Pauline Rook who specialises in portraiture and rural documentary work. Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis 7:30pm - 10pm. Lyme Bay Photographic Club. 01297 442475 http://lymebayphotographicclub.org/
13 Bridport Christmas Cheer - Bingo Night Bridport Town Hall, DT6 3LF. 7:30pm. Bingo night to raise money for Bridport Christmas Cheer event, bar and refreshments available.
14 Dorset Writers Network presents 'This Little World' Dorchester Library and Learning Centre, Charles St. Dorchester DT1 1EF. 9:30am-3:30pm. Workshop features e-book launch with copies available to buy. Discussion panel with local writers. Publishing, writing and poetry workshops. £8, £4 half-day please book: www.dorsetwritersnetwork.co.uk email@example.com
14 Free Open Day Dorset History Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester. 10:30am-3:30pm. Celebrating 60 years of Dorset's archive service. Create local crafts, join in musical tales, play detective in family tree challenge, discover conservation techniques and enjoy behind-the-scenes tours and more… www.dorsetforyou.com/dorsethistorycentre
14 Night at the Races! Chideock Village Hall, nr Bridport in aid of Weldmar Hospicecare Trust doors open 6:45pm food, raffle & auction of pledges Tickets £15 each from Guy Mills: 01297 489231
14 Methra Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 7:30pm. String quartet with Englsih Tradtitional roots. £10. 01460 221368
14 Las Vegas Casino Evening Herrison Hall, Charlton Down, Nr Dorchester. 7:30pm. Dress to impress. Raising money for Charlotte Foot’s Strictly Ballroom fund for Weldmar Hospicecare. £10per ticket inc. some complimentary playing chips to start you off, available from 01305 261800 or by visiting www.weld-hospice.org.uk/casino
14 Concerts in the West: Sophie Rosa (Violin) Simon Lane (Piano) Beethoven, Elgar, Brahms, Ravel The Hub, Lyme Regis 7:30pm 01297 442594 http://www.hublyme.co.uk/concerts-west/
14-15 Macmillan Christmas Fair Kingston Maurward House, Dorchester DT2 8PY 10am-4pm. www.kmc.ac.uk
15 Bitter Beast Sportive - Multi-Distance Cycling Event Start and finish at Tank Museum, Bovington Nr Wool BH20 6JG. Registration from 8am, starts 8:30am. Set along Dorset's historic Jurassic Coastline and is designed to keep riders cycling during the Winter months with a safe all weather course. www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk/events/wiggle-bitter-beast-sportive/
16 Sing with Us! St Mary's Church Hall, South St, Bridport. Friendly & fun harmony singing 10:15am-12noon. 01258 837775
16 Hedgehogs and their Future Collinton Club opp. County Hall, Dorchester. 7:30pm. Talk by Nigel Reeve (author of Hedgehogs in the Poyser Natural History series.) Free, £3 donation. Tea/coffee & bar. www.dorsetwildlifetrust.corg.uk
16-20 Painting Workshop by Hugo Grenville Tithe Barn, Symondsbury. Seeing Things Differently: Reinventing Through The Mind's Eye' 41/2 day course 10am-4:30pm. 01308 424116 firstname.lastname@example.org
17 Memory Café Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 10:30am-12pm. Memory Cafes provide an opportunity for people with dementia and their carers to meet in a relaxed social setting. Information, support and activities are available. 01202 764352
17 Bright as a Button Hardy's Birthplace Visitor Centre, Thorncombe Woods, Higher Bockhampton Nr Dorchester, DT2 8QH. 10am-12:30pm. Learn a traditional Dorset craft.£12 inc. coffee plus £1 for materials. Booking essential: 01305 251228
17-21 Guys and Dolls Axminster Guildhall. Musical Theatre. Tickets from Archway Bookshop. www.axminstermusicaltheatre.co.uk
18 Sherborne Area Community Lunch Yetminster Church Hall. 12noon-2pm. An opportunity for networking and sharing information between voluntary and community groups. Please register: email@example.com 01305 250921
18 Sherborne W.I. Catholic Church Hall, Westbury. 2:30pm. We will be making decorations for this years entry to the “Cheapstreet Christmas Tree Festival”. New members and guests always welcome at a cost of £3, to include refreshments
18 Ideal & Theories of the Green Man in English Churches Highlands End Leisure Centre, Eype W.D.Decorative & Fine Arts Society talk by Ms Imogen Corrigan at 2;30pm For members and visitors, further info from: 07972 472029
18 Tim Kliphuis Trio: Celebrating Stephane Grappelli Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7pm for 7:30pm. Electrifying performances and remarkable audience rapport. Tickets £12 (students £2) in advance from museum and on door. For membership please see: www.dorset-county-museum-music-society.org.uk
18 The Dorset Regiment in the First World War Herrison Ballroom, Charlton Down Village Hall, Sherren Avenue, Charlton Down, DT2 9UA. 7:30pm. An illustrated talk by Chris Copson, curator of the Keep Military Museum, Dorchester. Entry £3.
19 ‘Selma' Film Screening Regent Cinema, Lyme Regis. 10:30am. A Silver Screen ticket is just £3.50, and that comes with a complimentary tea or coffee. 01297 44 20 53 http://lymeregis.scottcinemas.co.uk/
19 An Evening with Alan Titchmarsh Crown Hotel, Blandford. 7pm. In aid of ABF the Soldiers Fund. £20 from Sherborne TIC.
19 Bridport & District Gardening Club Monthly Meeting: Abbotsbury Swannery W.I. Hall, North St, Bridport. 7:30pm. With David Wheeler. 01308 422514 www.bridportgardeningclub.co.uk
19 The Villiers Quartet Tindall Recital Hall, Shebrorne School. 7:30pm. For tickets & info from the school: 01935 812249
20 Jo Burts Local Knees Up Rose & Crown, Longburton. 9pm. A great night of live music. 01963 210202
20 Chamber Recital Cheap St Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. Free performance by the talented students of Sherborne School.
20 Sweetness Ladies Pamper Evening Wessex Royale Hotel, High West Street, Dorchester. 6:30pm-10pm. £7.50 inc. glass of fizz & a mini beauty treatment. Come along for shopping, beauty & fun. firstname.lastname@example.org
20 The Pocket FB Orchestra The Tithe Barn, Manor Yard, Symondsbury DT6 6HG doors open 7pm, tickets £12 in advance or £15 on door, fully licensed bar. 01308 424116 www.symondsburyestate.co.uk
20 Piddle Valley Barn Dance Club present Chris Toyne with caller Ann Hinchliffe Piddle Valley First School, Piddletrenthide Nr Dorchester 7:15pm-9:30pm, live music starts 7:30pm. £5, accompanied Under 16s free. All welcome.
20 Beaminster Blues & Jazz - Respect! Beaminster Public Hall, DT8 3EF. 7:30pm.Julie Dunns tribute to Aretha Franklin with Charlotte Storey, Sax & vocals. Tickets from Yarn Barton, Beaminster.
20-22 The Poetry of Earth The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, DT2 7BE. A weekend , led by Elizabeth Cook, on poetry which expresses and shapes our relationship with the environment. 01300 341741 www.hilfieldfriary.org.uk
20/11-02/12 An Unruly Brush with Life: Stephen Collins' Exhibition The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10:30am-4:30pm. Collins offers a visual record of the battles fought between heart & head when he paints. 01297 445972 www.townmillartsguild.com
20/11-02/12 Sea, Sand and Stills The Town Mill, Lyme Regis 10:30pm-4:30pm. Work by George Paul Sainsbury; impressionistic oil paintings of the Dorset coast, based on his sketches & photographs. 01297 445972 townmillartsguild.com
20/11-10/12 Local Artist Marilyn Allis Window Exhibition Dorchester TIC, 11 Antelope Walk, Dorchester, DT1 1BE. Mon-Sat 9am-4pm. Water colour artist working in a loose & impressionistic style, capturing movement, and the energy of a scene.
21 Thornford Preschool Christmas Fair Thornford Village Hall, Thornford, DT9 6QB. 10am-3pm. A day for all the family, refreshments inc. mulled wine, Christmas shopping; local artisans & crafters and Plus see Father Christmas in his grotto!
21 Book Fair Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 9:30am-4pm. 01803 613356
21 Books, Coffee, Cake and Home Grown/Made produce Moreton Village Hall Nr Dorchester DT2 8RE 10am-12noon. Free Entry. Come and join us for a cuppa whilst you browse our vast selection of books. All books 25p. Contact Maeve on 01929 463221 or visit www.moretonvillagehall.btck.co.uk
21 Vinyl Saturday United Church Hall, East St, Bridport. 10am. Usually 20+ vinyl record stalls. Entry £1. 07429 102645
21 Sherborne's Industrial Archaeology Somerset & Dorset Family History Society, The Parade, Sherborne. 2pm-4pm. Take a journey through Sherborne's copmmerical and industrial past. 01935 389611 email@example.com
21 Monthly Arts & Craft Fair Bridport Town Hall DT6 3LF for bookings and information tel 01308 424901
21 Dorset County Orchestra The Dorford Centre, Dorchester 7:30pm. Tickets £10, Under 18s free. Available from door or Shoetrees, Trinity St. Dorchester. Info: www.dorsetcountyorchestra.org.uk
21-23 Annunal Autumn Book Sale Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 10am-4pm. Please note the museum will not be open on Sunday 22nd November.
22 Eype Makers Market Highlands End Leisure Centre, Eype, DT6 6AR. 10am - 4pm. over 45 local talented markers, bakers and artists showing and selling their work for Xmas. Free entry, refreshments and raffle for Air Ambulance. 01308 424231
23 Sing with Us! St Mary's Church Hall, South St, Bridport. Friendly & fun harmony singing 10:15am-12noon. 01258 837775
23 The Baronet of Blandon, founder of Debenham Stores Bridport United Church, East St. DT6 3LJ. 2:30pm. Illustrated talk by Anne King. Presented by the National Trust Golden Cap Association. £3 inc. tea/ coffee and biscuits. 01308 863577
23 Community Lecture: Cancer Cures - Mission (Im)possible? Thomas Hardye School Theatre, Queen's Avenue, Dorchester DT1 2ET. 7pm start. By Professor Fran Balkwill OBE FMedSci, Barts Cancer Institure. Free, but by ticket only, available from School Reception 2wks prior. Max.4pp. 01305 266064
24 NADFAS Wessex Area Day Course Cerne Abbas Village Hall, Kettle Bridge lane (Off Duck Street) Cerne Abbas, Dorchester, DT2 7GY. 10:15am for 10:25am until approx. 3pm. Course on Chinese Whispers: The Ceramic Traditions of Europe, native and imported - from Renaissance to the Enlightenment (c 1500-1800) by Mrs Lars Tharp. £24. Application form via: www.nadfas-wessex-area.org firstname.lastname@example.org
24 Antartica, wildlife and explorers' huts Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 2:30pm. This is a joint meeting with the Dorset Wildlife Trust and features a talk by Roger Hull based on his travels. 01297 444162 www.woodmeadhalls.co.uk
24 Social Realism in Victorian Painting Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 8pm. Lecture by Julian Halsby. 01963 370899
25 A Winter Workshop Seaside Boarding House, Burton Bradstock, DT6 4RB. A whole day of seasonal demonstrations for the festive season. 9:30am - 4pm. £75 pp. 01308 897205
25 AGM followed by Talk ‘History of Watercress Production in the UK’ Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm By Charles Barter – Director of ‘The Watercress Company’. Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Soc. £3. 01297 444303
25 Shake, Wobble and Roll: Resonating with Digital Bits Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 7:30pm. A Science Café talk by Dr Peter Bennett, Faculty of Engineering, Bristol University. https://sites.google.com/site/sherbornesciencecafe/
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 Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1XA. 1pm-2pm. Terry Spooner, Guitarist. Free, £3 donation encouraged. 01305 756827
26 Christmas Market Manor Yard, Symondsbury Estate Nr Bridport DT6 6HG. 2pm-7pm. Santa's grotto, café, farm shop, carol singing, mulled wine and over 80 stalls selling an array of Christmas gifts. www.symondsburyestate.co.uk
26 Testament of Youth Regent Cinema, Lyme Regis A Silver Screen ticket is just £3.50, and that comes with a complimentary tea or coffee. 10:30am. 01297 44 20 53 http://lymeregis.scottcinemas.co.uk/
26 The Druce Farm Roman Villa Excavation Cerne Abbas Village Hall, Kettle Bridge lane (Off Duck Street) Cerne Abbas, Dorchester, DT2 7GY. 7:30pm. A talk with local author Lilian Ladle. All welcome. www.cerneabbashistory.org
27 Chamber Orchestra & Ensembles Tindall Recital Hall, Sherborne School, Sherborne. 1:15pm. Free performance by the talented students of Sherborne School, with mince pies and mulled wine.
27 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
27 Ansell and Gretel Rose & Crown, Longburton. 9pm. Funky folk acoustic duo! 01963 210202
27 Poetry Plus Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7pm. Features readings. 07712 590897 email@example.com
27 Putin-Russia: The New Cold War in Europe Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Talk by Edward Lucas for Sherborne Douzelage. Tickets £10 from Sherborne TIC and Winstone’s Bookshop, Cheap Street.
27 Guy Richardson with his Dartmoor time-lapse project Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm-10pm. Lyme Bay Photographic Club. 01297 442475 http://lymebayphotographicclub.org/
27-28 Martinstown Players present The Hound of the Baskervilles Martinstown Village Hall, Nr Dorchester. 7:30pm. A wonderfully barking spoof. £8 from Ann Matthews. 01305 889248
27/11-24/12 Christmas Exhibition Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne. 9:30am-5pm, Mon-Sat. 01935 815261
28 A Pre-Advent Quiet Day The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, DT2 7BE. Led by Canon Patrick Woodhouse. 01300 341741
28 Vintage Flea Market Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 9am-4pm. Every 4th Saturday of the month. 01935 817492
28 Bridport & Beaminster Trefoil Guild Christmas Coffee Morning Bridport Town Hall, DT6 3LF. 9:30am-12 noon. Join the fun with a Christmas coffee morning. Teas, coffees, stalls and tombola.
28 Dorset Food & Drink Christmas Fair Athelhampton House, Nr Dorchester, DT2 7LG. Join us for a unique event where all the produce comes from Dorset, over 50 wonderful producers selling distinctively Dorset and seasonal products. 10am - 4pm Adults £2.50. Children free. Free Park & Ride on the hour from County Hall, Dorchester www.dorsetfoodanddrink.org
28 Get On-Line with a Digital Champion Dorchester Library and Learning Centre, Charles St. Dorchester DT1 1EF. Between 10am-12noon. Book your free 30 minute slot. 01305 224440 www.dorsetforyou.com/libraries
28 Switch-on Saturday - Christmas Lights Broad Street, Lyme Regis. 3pm-5:30pm. Enjoy shopping amid the spirit of a traditional family Christmas in our wonderful little town. Meet Santa, join the Lantern Parade.. www.lymeregiscarnival.co.uk
28 An Amateur Boxing Tournament (held under ABA rules) Freshwater Holiday Park, Nr Bridport Bridport and District Amateur Boxing Club presents an evening of boxing. Tickets £15 from The Sports Shop or Timpsons, Bridport.
28 WAND and SW Dorset Domestic Violence Forum present Reclaim the Night Town Hall, Dorchester. 7pm-11pm. Drumming workshop. March through town 8pm. Light supper and charity auction. £3 on the door. 01305 252204
29 Leigh Christmas Vintage/Craft Fair Leigh Vilage Hall, DT9 6HL.10am-2pm. The Stallholders will include:- Jewellery, Candles, Cards and Wrapping Paper, Vintage Shop, embroidery, Pottery, Stained Glass, Christmas Wreaths, Yetminster Gallery, Skin Care and Soaps, Wooden Toys, Food and more! Vintage Tea Room AND Festive Musical Entertainment.
29 Lyme Bay Chorale’s Concert for Advent St. Michael's Church, Lyme Regis. 5pm. Mozart’s Credo Mass and Mozart’s Litanies. Tickets £15 on the foor or £13 in advance from Lyme TIC. www.lymebaychorale.co.uk
30 Sing with Us! St Mary's Church Hall, South St, Bridport. 10:15am-12noon. Friendly & fun harmony singing. 01258 837775
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
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in
this leaflet is correct at the time of going to print, West Dorset District
Council cannot accept any responsibility for any errors or omissions. Inclusion
does not imply any recommendation by West Dorset District Council.
Produced by West Dorset District Council, Community Enabling Division.
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