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 17th Our Democracy - Exhibition One - A Bridport Community Project Bridport Art Centre. A Home in Bridport Project Tues - Sat 10am - 4pm. In the foyer is a 7 metre long Timeline of Democracy from Ancient Greece to now.
Until 24th Our Democracy - Exhibition Two - A Bridport Community Project Bridport Town Hall, DT6 3LF. A Home in Bridport Project. Open 10am - 4pm.
01 Malcom on Roses Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne, DT9 5NR. 2:30pm. Free talk. Call for more info: 01935 814633
01 An Evening of Call My Lot Duke's Auctioneers, Brewery Square, Dorchester, DT1 1GA. 6:30pm-8:30pm. Paul Atterbury of The Antiques Roadshow, with Garry Batt and Guy Schwinge of Duke's talk about a favourite object - only one will be telling the truth! £10 inc. drinks & canapes. In aid of The Alcohol Education Trust chosen charity for Dorchester Literary Festival. firstname.lastname@example.org
01 Indoor Bowls 'Have a Go' Experience Dorchester Bowls Club, Armada Way, Dorchester DT1 2TN. 10am-2pm. To celebrate Older People's Day open to all those aged 55+. For more details call Sue Lofthouse: 01305 265374
01-14 ‘Fluid Lines' Exhibition The Town Mill, Lyme Regis 10:30am-4:30pm. An exhibition of stained glass, paintings and drawings by Ann Pengelly and Elizabeth Richie. www.townmillartsguild.com
02 Brass Recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1pm. Free recital by the talents students of Sherborne School.
02 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
02 Archaeology Lecture: Testing the Boundaries Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7pm for 7:30pm. Life, land and livestock in later prehistory, Dorset and beyond by Clare Randall DNHAS, Archaeological Officer. Free, £3 donation encouraged. 01305 756827 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
02 Competition Fire & Flame; Woodmead Hall, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. 7:30pm-10pm. Print Presentation after the break. 01297 442475 http://lymebayphotographicclub.org/
02-21 Marcus Hodge Exhibition Jerram Gallery, Half Moon St, Sherborne. 9:30am-5pm, Mon-Sat. 01935 815261
02-21 ‘Losing The Thread' Exhibition The Town Mill, Lyme Regis 10:30am-4:30pm. A showcase for the work of ten textile artists who learned to sew, knit and embroider from their mothers and grandmothers, naturally turning to textiles when they studied art later in life. www.townmillartsguild.com
03 PBFA Book Fair Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 10am-4pm. 01763 248400
03 Concerts in the West: Musicians Of London Wall The Hub, Church Street, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm . Bar, disabled access. Tickets: £15 Concessions for students and children. Serendip Fine Books: 01297 442594
03 Autumn Fayre The United Church, Charles Street, Dorchester. 10am-4pm. Free admission, books, cakes, bric-a-brac, clothes, tombola and a raffle. Great prizes. Tea & Coffee. Raising funds for S.W. Dorset Branch Multiple Sclerosis Society.
03 We Shall Overcome - Charity Fundraiser The Ropemakers, Bridport 3pm-midnight. Celebrating music and culture, supporting those hit by cuts, showing our solidarity. Free entry, donations to food bank
03 “My Family and Other Smugglers” Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 2:30pm. A talk by Roger Guttridge. £5.
03 Bridport Ceilidh: Jigfoot St Mary's Church Hall, South St, Bridport. 7:30pm-11pm. New members are always welcome. You don't need a partner. Bring and share finger food/snacks. 01308 423442 http://bridportceilidhs.wordpress.com/
03-04 Lions Club of Dorchester & District 33rd Annual Swimaraton Dorchester 1610 Sports Centre, Coburg Road, Dorchester, DT1 2HR. Sat 1pm-6pm. Sun 9am-12noon. Fun event, aimed at all ages, and does not require those taking part to be competent swimmers.. Entry forms available from Dorchester TIC and online: www.lionsdorchester.org.uk
03/10-02/01 St Ives and British Modernism - The George and Ann Dannatt Collection Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester. Exhibition marking the centenary of Dannatt's birth, inc. unseen & newly conserved group of paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints. Please note museum is closed on Sundays. 01305 262735
03-10 Try This… Various venues in and around Dorchester. Offers free taster sessions, workshops & activities to try something new. Limited spaces, booking essential from 18th Sept. Information from Dorchester TIC. Tel: 07880 823801 (12-2 & 6-8 weekdays) www.dorchestertrythis.org.uk
03-31 Onewall Gallery: Margaret Somerville Gallimaufry Furnishings, 179 Bridport Road, Poundbury, Dorchester, DT1 3AH. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm. Local artist, represented in collections in the UK and Germany, her work is primary abstract, this exhibition will be of recent drawings. 01305 257516
04 ‘Food for Thought' the free Alpha Course Bridport. No obligation 'taster' session, 'Is there more to life than this' Course starts 1 week later. 01308 459263/420362
05 Dorchester & District U3A present Purbeck Railway History The Parish Centre, Culliford Road North, Dorchester, DT1 1QG. 10am for coffee, starts 10:30am-12noon. By Colin Stone, an illustrated talk about the history and construction of the Swanage Railway. Talk 45-50mins.
05 Sing with Us! St Mary's Church Hall, South St, Bridport. 10:15am-12noon. Friendly & fun harmony singing. 01258 837775
06 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 the Innovation and Reaction in the Architecture, Sculpture and Painting of Europe 1550-1650. £24. Application form via: www.nadfas-wessex-area.org
06 Coach Trip to Sir Harold Hillier Gardens Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Regis 9am. Coach Trip Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum, Romsey.
06 Memory Café Woodmead Hall, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. Memory Cafes provide an opportunity for people with dementia and their carers to meet in a relaxed social setting. Info., support and activities are available. 01202 764352
07 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free organ recital by Peter Bray, approx 40 mins, with retiring collection.
07 Leonardo’s Hand Digby Hall, Sherborne 2pm, 8pm. NADFAS talk by Guy Rooker FRCS. 01935 872136
07 ‘Food for Thought' the free Alpha Course Bridport. No obligation 'taster' session, 'Is there more to life than this' Course starts 1 week later. 01308 459263/420362
07 Log Cabin Patchwork Course Butterfly Bright, 4 Tilton Court, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 2pm-4pm. Learn how to do log Cabin Patchwork (4 Wk course) £50 excl materials. 01935 817303 www.butterflybright.com
07 Pop Go the Women! Rediscovering the Lost Women of Pop Art The Old Salt House Gallery, West Bay, Bridport. 7:30pm. A Bridport Feminist Network talk by leading expert Dr Sue Tate, in which she will explore the vivid and challenging contribution to Pop Art made by female artists. £3. www.facebook.com/Bridfem email@example.com 07739 047447
07-08 Mozart's Don Giovanni St Cuthbert's Church, Oborne. 8pm. Featuring International Soloists. £35 01935 812738
08 Lunchtime Concert Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 1pm-2pm. Dorchester Piano Trio. Free, £3 donation encouraged. 01305 756827
08 Peonies & Irises Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 2:30pm. Talk by Susannah Applegate. £2. 01935 389867
08 Tindall Recital Tindall Hall, Sherborne School. For more information contact the school closer to the time. 01935 812249
08 Travellers' Tales Around the World in 52 Days Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7pm for 7:30pm. By Peter Runeckles who circumnavigated the globe eastwards, his only flight across the Pacific. Otherwise he travelled by car, train etc. Free, £3 donation encouraged. 01305 756827 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
08 The Thursday Group present 'Japan, the Place, People and Mission' St. George's Church Hall, Fordington DT1 1LB. 2:15pm. Talk by Liz Webb. £1 inc. tea/coffee. All welcome. 01305 269834
09 Piano Recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1pm. Free recital by the talents students of Sherborne School.
09 Memorial Concert for Pete Shutler Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. A night of music to celebrate the life of Sherborne local, but internationally loved folk musician Pete Shutler of The Yetties who passed away last year. Raising money for Friends of Yeatman Hospital . Guests: Pete Coe, Tim Van Eyken, Nick Pickett, Bonny Sartin, Sherborne Town Band, Yetminster Irish Dancers, Wessex Morris Men. Tickets £15 from 01935 477884 or firstname.lastname@example.org
09 Intermezzo Soloists St Cuthbert's Church, Oborne. 7:30pm. Gala Performance of Songs & Arias. £20 01935 812738
09 Milborne Movies: Kingsman: The Secret Service (15) Milborne St Andrew Village Hall Nr Dorchester DT11 0JX. Doors & bar 7pm, film starts 7:30pm. Based upon an acclaimed comic book. Starring Colin Firth. £3.50 on the door.
09 Sunset Café Stompers Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Jazz, with Joy Parker. Tickets £10 from Sherborne TIC.
10 A Day on Renewable Energy and Energy Saving The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, DT2 7BE. Sharing what the Friary has learnt from its recently installed biomass system. 01300 341741 www.hilfieldfriary.org.uk
10 Yeovil & District Philatelic Society - Stamp and Postcard Fair Memorial Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 10am-4pm. Both stamp and postcard dealers attending, and refreshments (inc. light lunches) available. 01935 814367
10 Sherborne Festival Chorus, Come & Sing Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Join in and learn to sing Vivaldi's Gloria & Faure's Requiem. Concert at 6pm. More info from Sherborne TIC. Singers £18, Concert £5. www.sherbornefestivalchorus.org.uk
10 Family Fun Science Festival Science Department, Thomas Hardye School, Queen's Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 2ET. 1pm-5pm. Run by DASP. Light Express Show in the School Theatre at 2pm and again at 3:30pm. 01305 266064
10 TankMod: Modellers Exhibition Tank Museum, Bovington Nr Wool, BH20 6JG. 10am-5pm. In association with 1/6th scale armour model group ARMORTEK. 01929 405096 www.tankmuseum.org
10 Harvest Film Festival Lower Hewood Farm, Dorset, TA20 4NR. 10am-11pm. a day on the farm, screening feature documentaries on food, farming & Land. £15 day tickets/£30 day+lunch+supper www.lowerherwoodfarm.org
10 Community Lecture: The Light Express Thomas Hardye School Theatre, Queen's Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 2ET. 7pm start. By Pearl John, University of Southampton (2 afternoon shows as part of the DASP Family Festival of Science 1pm-5pm.) Free, but by ticket only, available from School Reception 2wks prior. Max.4pp. 01305 266064
10 Stephen Fearing Mission Hall, Sutton Poyntz, between Dorchester + Weymouth. Live music - masterful guitar work, from acoustic rock rhythm to elegant fingerstyle. Tickets £12.50 in advance from: 01305 837299
10 Headland Rose & Crown, Longburton. 9pm. Band playing a mix of great rock and pop covers. 01963 210202
10-11 Lions Motorcross Weekend Weymouth Beach Race day Sunday. http://weymouthlionsclub.co.uk/b/events/
11 Waterwheel Open Day Sherborne Steam & Waterwheel Centre, Sherborne. 11am-4pm. See an extensive collection of Victorian engineering featuring the massive 26ft diameter waterwheel built in 1869. Adults £5, Family £7, Children FREE. (Members of English Heritage £3.) 01963 250206 / 01935 389535 www.sswc.co.uk
11 Wedding Fair Kingston Maurward House and Gardens, Dorchester, DT2 8PY. 10am-5pm. 01305 215003 www.kmc.ac.uk
11 Harvest Get Together - Local Barter System Martinstown Village Hall, DT2 9JU. 11am-3pm. Would you like to find out more about exchanging goods & services with other locals? Join on the day. Bring items to trade, meet other members, share some food, bring children and friends. 01305 889782 email@example.com
11 Dorchester and District Bible Society United Service for Bible Study United Church, South St, Dorchester. 6:30pm.
12 Bridport Business Showcase Bridport Arts Centre, South St, Bridport. Bridport Chamber and Trade business showcase - open to members and non-members. 3pm-7pm. www.bridportbusiness.co.uk/events or email firstname.lastname@example.org
12 Sing with Us! St Mary's Church Hall, South St, Bridport. 10:15am-noon. Friendly & fun harmony singing. 01258 837775
13 History of Gunpowder Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 8pm. Lecture by Dr Brenda Buchanan. 01963 370899 www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk
13 Bridport History Society Monthly Meeting Main Hall, Bridport United Church, East Street. AGM followed by 'Incidents during the Civil War in Dorset' by Bruce Upton from Bridport Museum. 2.30 pm Members £1; visitors £2.50
13 Mindfulness Course Othona Community, Nr Burton Bradstock, Bridport 8 week programme starting on 13th, of 2 hour classes consisting of Mindfulness, Meditation, Chi Qong & congnitive exercises. Course fee £190 contact Sue 01308 898337 www.susanhowse.co.uk
13 Bridport Story Slam IV Beach & Barnicott, South St, Bridport. 7:15pm for 7:30pm. Short Story Readings from Talented Writers. Register to read your work (5 Mins) or just listen. Info from Bridport Art Centre. www.dorsetwritersnetwork.co.uk
13-16 Towards a Contemplative Ecology The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, DT2 7BE. How the contemplative tradition can provide wisdom for living in the world today, led by Br Sam SSF. 01300 341741 www.hilfieldfriary.org.uk
13-17 Bridport Open Book Week Bridport Arts Centre, South St, Bridport. An exciting and eclectic week of events and activities for book lovers of all ages. Including the Bridport Prize Awards Ceremony 01308 424204 http://www.bridport-open-book.com/
14 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free organ recital by James Henderson, approx 40 mins, with retiring collection.
14 Sherborne Flicks: 'Woman in Gold' Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Helen Mirren excels as a Jewish American who takes on the Austrian Government to recover the famous Klimt portrait of her Aunt. £6 from Sherborne TIC.
14 Author's Talk & Book Signing - The Rarest Fossil Ammonites: Nature at its Most Bizarre Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 6:30pm for 7pm. By Wolfgang Grulke, inc. pictures of thrilling artistry. Free, £3 donation encouraged. 01305 756827 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
14 Bridport Camera Club Meeting Chancery House, Bridport. Talk by Kris Dutson 7.30pm www.bridportcameralclub.co.uk
14-18 Sherborne Literary Festival In & around Sherborne. A wide range of speakers, inc. HRH Princess Michael of Kent, John Suchet, Kate Adie and many more. Tickets & programme from Sherborne TIC www.sherborneliterarysociety.com
15 Bridport & District Gardening Club Monthly Meeting: Gardens of the South West W.I. Hall, North St, Bridport Starts 7:30pm. With Philip Gamble 01308 422514 www.bridportgardeningclub.co.uk
15 170 Anniversary Dorset County Museum, High West St, Dorchester. Details tbc see: www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
15 Powerstock Community Cinema Powerstock Hut, Nr Bridport. ‘Far From the Madding Crowd' (PG-13) admission £4 from 6:45pm film starts at 7:30pm.
15 Mull and Iona St George's Church Hall, Fordington, Dorchester. 7:45pm. South Dorset R.S.P.B.Group talk by Jim Coyle. The wonderful islands have a range of habitats and his talk will feature the White Tailed Eagle and Corncrake. £3. for Group members and £3.50 for visitors, to inc. coffee & biscuits
15/10-01/11 Enchanted Floodlit Gardens Abbotsbury Suptropical Gardens. Info on: www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk
16 Woodwind Recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1pm. Free recital by the talents students of Sherborne School.
16 Tony Gill: ‘A few Good Pictures – Iceland and Home’ Woodmead Hall, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. 7:30pm-10pm. 01297 442475 http://lymebayphotographicclub.org/
16 Powerstock Harvest Supper Powerstock Hut, Nr Bridport. 7:30pm Tickets £6 from Heather Pitcher 01308 485524
16-21 'Edna Dorrington: A Restrospective' Exhibition The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10:30am-4:30pm. This exhibition of paintings, drawings and sketchbooks is a tribute to one of Lyme Regis's most treasured amateur artists who won legions of fans and collectors with her visions of crowded Lyme beaches, streets and allotments. www.townmillartsguild.com
17 Dorset Chamber Orchestra Concert St. Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester, DT1 2HJ. 7:30pm. 18thC music embracing the broque and classical periods. £12 in advance from Harmony Music, Dorchester. £13 on door. 01305 260360
17 Book Fair Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 9:30am-4pm. 01803 613356
17 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. 01929 463221
17 Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir Sherborne Abbey. 7:30pm. Conductor David Gostick. Featuring Mozart's Requiem & MacMillan's Seven Last Words. Tickets from Sherborne TIC: £16, £12, under 18’s £2. www.bschoir.org.uk
17 Friends of the William Barnes Society present Stronghold of Happiness Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester. 7pm for 7:30pm. A dramatised reading of a new play by Devina Symes to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the ending of WWII. £7 from museum shop. 1940s dress optional. In aid of the William Barnes Collection. 01305 756827
17 An Evening with Mark Healy Tank Museum, Bovington Nr Wool, BH20 6JG. 6:30pm-9pm. A talk on his best-selling book, Zitadelle: The German Offensive against the Kursk Salient. £10. 01929 405096 ext. 212 www.tankmuseum.org
17 Apple Day Community Orchard, South Street, Bridport. 8th Annual event from 11am - 3pm , entertainment, morris dancing refreshments childrens activities. Fun for all the family. 01308 458480 www.bridportcommunityorchard.org.uk
17-25 Lyme Regis Walking Festival Lyme Regis. Explore the beautiful coastline and inspiring hinterland of West Dorset and East Devon during this family friendly festival. 07770 275641 https://www.facebook.com/LymeRegisWalkingFestival
18/09-08/10 Local Artist Jeffrey Wilkinson Window Exhibition Dorchester TIC, 11 Antelope Walk, Dorchester, DT1 1BE. Mon-Sat 9am-5pm. Vibrant landscape paintings of sunsets, seaside and much more. All items for sale.
19 Insight Lecture: The Virtual Gospel Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. £5 from the Parish Office, Abbey Close.
19 Bride Valley Gardening Club Talk: Coastal Gardening Puncknowle Village Hall, nr Bridport 7:30pm. 01308 482602
19 Sing with Us! St Mary's Church Hall, South St, Bridport. 10:15am-noon. Friendly & fun harmony singing. 01258 837775
20 Memory Café Woodmead Hall, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. Memory Cafes provide an opportunity for people with dementia and their carers to meet in a relaxed social setting. Info., support and activities are available. 01202 764352
20 NADFAS Wessex Area Day Course Cerne Abbas Village Hall, Kettle Bridge lane, Cerne Abbas, DT2 7GY. 10:15am for 10:25am-approx. 3pm. Course on the Consolidation and Enlightenment in the Architecture, Sculpture and Painting of Europe 1650-1750. £24. Application form via: www.nadfas-wessex-area.org Email: email@example.com
20 Buildings with Attitude Woodmead Hall, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. 2pm-4pm. Gouache demonstration by Annette Burkitt.
21 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free organ recital by Chris Liddle, approx 40 mins, with retiring collection.
21 “How I became a C16th Kitchen Maid” Catholic Church, Westbury, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Talk by Kay Wych. 01935814692
21 The Glasgow Girls Highlands End Leisure Centre, Eype. W.D.Decorative & Fine Arts Society talk by Ms Jennie Spiers at 2:30pm AGM at 2pm For members and visitors, further info from Mrs C Everall Tel 07972472029
21 INDIA: Photographing Wildlife Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Illustrated talk by Stewart Canham. £2.50.
22-25 Onion Jack Festival Washingpool Farm, North Allington, Bridport, DT6 5HP. Many events in the day time and evening across several days. For information on the many food, music and dancing events contact Washingpool Farm Shop & Restaurant: 01308 459549 https://www.facebook.com/theonionjackfestival
22-31 Screen Bites 2015 Various Venues around Dorset. Food Film Festival; food themed films supported by Dorset Food & Drink. For more information see programmes in TICs or go online: www.screenbites.co.uk
23 Singers’ Recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1pm. Free recital by the talents students of Sherborne School.
23 Piddle Valley Barn Dance Club present Rum & Kidney with caller Steve Cunio Piddle Valley First School, Piddletrenthide, Nr Dorchester. 7:15pm-9:30pm, live music starts 7:30pm. £5, under 16s free. All welcome.
23/10-04/11 ‘Triple Vision: Color, Pattern and Fantasty' Exhibition The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10:30am-4:30pm. John Marriage, Moya Paul & Dave Wicken are photographer-artists producing striking results. www.townmillartsguild.com
23-25 Dorchester's 1st Literary Festival Various Venues in Dorchester. Programme of events & tickets available from Dorchester TIC, Dorset County Museum and online: www.dorchesterliteraryfestival.com
24 Travellers (and Researchers) in and Antique land Somerset & Dorset Family History Society, The Parade, Sherborne. 2pm-4pm. Dr Aidan Dodson describes the history of Egyptology through the lens of SW England. 01935 389611
24 Vintage Flea Market Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 9am-4pm. Every 4th Saturday of the month. 01935 817492
24 Dorchester Moose Ladies Circle invite you to their Autumn Fayre United Church, South Street, Dorchester. 10am-12:30pm. Teas and coffees, homemade jam & chutney, tombola, jewellery, bric a brac, homemade cakes and many other stalls. To help raise funds for Mind and New Life.
24 'It Shouldn't Happen to a Dorset Vet' Town Hall, Corn Exchange, High East St. Dorchester. 7:30pm, in aid of the Dorchester, Sherborne & Districts CAB. £5 from CAB offices, Dorchester & Sherborne TIC & Oxfam Shops, £6 on the door.
24/10- 4/11 ‘Art of The Unexpected' Exhibition The Town Mill, Lyme Regis 10:30am-4:30pm. www.townmillartsguild.com
24/10-01/11 Half Term Fun Tank Museum, Bovington Nr Wool, BH20 6JG. Open daily 10am-5pm. The Secret War: Fun for 007s of all ages. Talks, tours, trails, code-breaking and espionage. www.tankmuseum.org
25 Gartell Light Railway Open Day Common Ln, Yenston, Templecombe, BA8 0NB. Trains in steam with rides from 10:30am-4:30pm. 01963 370752 www.glr-online.co.uk
26 Sportz+ Skateboarding, Croquet, Badminton & Trampolining Bridport Leisure Centre, DT6 5LN. 10am-1pm. Activities for disabled children and their families. For more information and to book: www.dorsetforyou.com/artz+ 01305 252266
26 National Trust Golden Cap Association (West Dorset): Jane Austen's Family Bridport United Church Hall, East St. DT6 3LJ. 7:30pm. Illustrated talk by Patrick Stokes, Chairman of the National Jane Austen Society from 2004-2009. £3 inc. tea/ coffee and biscuits. 01308 863577
27 Fabulous Duets Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 4pm. Uplifting classical duets. £10 inc. tea & cake, from Sherborne TIC.
27 Science Café: The History of Anaesthesia Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Talk by Dr Andrew Johnson, Consultant in Cardiothoracic Intensive Care and Anaesthesia, Oxford University Hospitals. firstname.lastname@example.org
27 Lecture: Dorset Heroines Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 8pm. 01963 370899 www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk
27 The Chideock Martyrs Catholic Church, Chideock by Denis Brunsden for the Lyme Regis Society. 2.30pm
28 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free organ recital by Simon Clarkson, approx 40 mins, with retiring collection.
28 'More Harvests, Less Weeds, No Digging' Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm. Talk by Charles Dowding who has been growing organic vegetables using a no dig approach since 1982. https://ulrhs.wordpress.com/events/
28 Family Activity: Anglo-Saxon Art Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 10:30am-12:30pm. Free. Adults should remain with their children at all times. Up to two children admitted per adult.
28 Michael Petrov, Cello & Daniele Rinaldo Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7pm for 7:30pm. JS Bach, Beethoven & Rachmaninov. £12 (students £2). www.dorset-county-museum-music-society.org.uk
28 Bridport Camera Club Meeting Chancery House, Bridport 7:30pm. Competition No. 1 : Open judged by Barry Welch. www.bridportcameralclub.co.uk
29 Arts Buffet Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 10am-noon & 1:30pm -3:30pm. Free Creative Activities for children.
29 Lunchtime Concert Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 1pm-2pm. Flute and Harp Duo. Virginia and Florence Astley. Free, £3 donation encouraged. 01305 756827
29 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
29 Hardy Talk: Hardy, Wessex and the Poetry of War Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7pm for 7:30pm. By Philip Mallet, University of Ottawa. Free. 01305 756827 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
29 Bridport Halloween Ghost Walk Meet at Bucky Doo Square. 6:45pm. Adults £7 Children 10-15yrs £4. Under 10's free. Enquiries: 07923 074787 Booking Essential.
29-31 family Fright Nights Abbotsbury Suptropical Gardens. For info: www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk 01305 871387
29/10-01/11 Sherborne International Film Festival Powell Theatre, Sherborne. Films from around the globe inc. ‘Difret’, ‘Bad Hair’, ‘Leviathan’, ‘Timbuktu’, ‘Theeb’, ‘Mommy’, and more! £5.50 in advance from Sherborne TIC. www.shiff.org.uk
30 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
30 Competition Modern Architecture; Woodmead Hall, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. 7:30pm-10pm. Presentation of new work by John & Di Tilsley. 01297 442475 http://lymebayphotographicclub.org/
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
30/10-18/11 John Maddison Exhibition Jerram Gallery, Half Moon St, Sherborne. 9:30am-5pm, Mon-Sat. 01935 815261
30/10-19/11 Local Artist Caroline Tucker Window Exhibition Dorchester TIC, 11 Antelope Walk, Dorchester. Mon-Sat 9am-5pm. Inventive fusion of styles, producing vibrant energy of local Dorset scenes, animals and more. Many items for sale.
31 Craft Fair Bridport Town Hall, DT6 3LF. Monthly craft fair - 9am-3pm.
31 Save the Children Curiositaria Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 10am-1pm. Bric-a-brac, toys, Christmas cards, Gifts.
31 Sherborne Annual Christmas Market Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 10am-4pm. Crafts & gifts. 01749 677049
31 Monthly Arts & Craft Fair Bridport Town Hall, DT6 3LF. For bookings and information: 01308 424901
31 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
31 An Evening with Andy McNab Tank Museum, Bovington Nr Wool, BH20 6JG. 6pm curry, 7:30pm lecture. Andy shares his experiences of commanding Bravo Two Zero in the Gulf War. £14, £21 with curry. 01929 462529 www.tankmuseum.org
31 Halloween Spooktacular Rose & Crown, Longburton. 8pm. Fancy dress is a must, gruesome cocktails available, lots of fun and games plus music from Tom and the Clementynes. 01963 210202
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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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