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
21/07-06/09 Super Summer Dinosaur Hunt Dinosaur Museum, Icen Way, Dorchester, DT1 1EW. Open daily 10am-5pm. Explore the museum to solve the dinosaur mystery. www.thedinosaurmuseum.com
Until 13 Sladers Yard Exhibition West Bay, Bridport, DT6 4EL. Exhibition by Daisy Cook, Tim Nicholson and Petter Southall. Open 10am-4pm; Sundays 12pm-4pm. www.sladersyard.co.uk
01 Dance Evenings from the time of Thomas Hardy, Poldark & the Battle of Waterloo St. George's Hall, Fordington, DT1 1LB. 7:30pm-9:30pm. With coffee break. £5 on door. Each session stands alone. 01935 472771 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
01 Town Band Concert Marine Parade, Lyme Regis. 2:30pm-4pm. Music By The Sea. www.lymeregistownband.co.uk
02 Music in Bucky Doo Bucky Doo Square, South St, Bridport. Live music for shoppers enjoyment. 10am-noon. 01308 456722
02-06 The Great Dorset Steam Fair Tarrant Hinton, Blandford. Huge Steam Heritage fair. Tickets from Local TICs.
02-30 Onewall Gallery: Brian Rice Exhibition Gallimaufry Furnishings, 179 Bridport Road, Poundbury, Dorchester, DT1 3AH. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm. Brian has had a highly successful 60 year career as a painter and printmaker. 01305 257516
03 Hat Amnesty & Auction Bridport and West Dorset Club, 12 South Street, Bridport. Hand over your unwanted hats (NOW) and buy new ones at this popular Auction for Bridport Hat Festival. 8pm. www.bridporthatfest.org 01308 250350
03-04 Stained Glass Workshop Highway Farm Nr Bridport, DT6 6AE. Two day course 10am - 5pm. Working with coloured and clear and textured glass. Materials provided. £90 + £20 for materials. 01308 424321 www.highwayfarm.co.uk
03-16 'Beyond The Obvious' Exhibition The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10am-4:30pm. An exhibition of recent images by East Devon photographers Tricia Scott and Lois Wakeman, who find inspiration in the coast and in pattern, intricacy, texture, shadow, reflection, symmetry and geometry. www.townmillartsguild.com
04 Performance Night Holwell Village Hall, DT9 5LL. 7pm. A relaxed evening of Folk, Roots, Acoustic & Original Music. To perform contact: 01963 23145 email: Glenn@BearCatCollective.co.uk
04 Save Kingfisher and SCBU Benefit and Awareness Gig Dorchester TA Centre, Poundbury Road, DT1 1TA. Doors 7pm. Robb Johnson & The Irregulars. The Skones & Jamie McDonald. Hot food and raffle. £5 from Dorchester TIC.
04 Elijah Wolf + Friday Nights @ Molly's Den, Shoe Lane Bridport. 4pm- 9pm. Elijah hosts his popular 'Howl Open Mic' and performs his own songs. Family friendly/food/drink available. www.mollys-den.co.uk
04-06 Climate Change The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, DT2 7BE. What it means, who suffers and what we can do. Led by Christian Aid and Br Hugh SSF. 01300 341741 www.hilfieldfriary.org.uk
04-06 Food Rocks Festival Lyme Regis. 10am-4pm. Demonstrations, masterclasses and tastings held all around the town including Crab & Mackerel Festival. email: email@example.com www.foodrocks.co.uk
04-18 Local Artist Ian Alcock Main Window Exhibition Dorchester TIC, 11 Antelope Walk, Dorchester, DT1 1BE. Mon-Sat 9am-5pm. Photography of Dorset landscapes. All items for sale.
04-23 Charles Anderson & Sandy Murphy Exhibition Jerram Gallery, Sherborne. 9:30am-5pm. Mon-Sat. 01935 815261
05 Oborne Village Fete 2pm-4pm Home produce, granny's attic, duck race, table tennis, skittles and more! 07866 933736
05 Special Open Day Druce Farm Roman Villa Excavation Nr Puddletown. 10:30am-3:30pm. Entry to the site is FREE, but a donation of £3 is suggested, to help towards the publication of this important site. N.B. there is a one mile walk from the car park, no toilet facilities. The excavation is on a working farm. Sorry no dogs allowed. www.dorset-archaeology.org.uk
05 Bridport Hat Festival Bridport Town Centre. A day of celebrating hats! Lots of events in town. A Hatters Tale' a talk by Roger Snook, founder of the Hat Festival. 11am-12 noon. Wear a hat for the mass photo at 1pm. Round & Round in Circles' a talk on the history of Hat Making. 2:30pm- 3:30pm. Tickets from Bridport TIC. 01308 458600 www.bridporthatfest.org
05 Bucky Doo Music: Hat Festival Music Bucky Doo Square, Bridport Town Centre. Live music for shoppers. Starts 10am.
05 Stir To Action Workshop: Community Co-ops Chapel in the Garden, East Street, Bridport, DT6 3JX. 10am-5pm. Full details on website. www.daveboyle.net www.stirtoaction.com/workshop/
05 Bridport Ceilidh: Chris Toyne St Mary's Church Hall, South St, Bridport. Bridport Ceilidhs are very popular. New members are always welcome. You don't need a partner. 7:30pm-11pm. 01308 423442 http://bridportceilidhs.wordpress.com/
05 Silk Scarf Painting Workshop Lulworth Cove Visitors Centre, BH20 5RQ. 10:30am-4:30pm. Demonstration, draw your own design then paint learning to use 'gutta' to create your own unique scarf. £45pp. 01929 400155 www.lulworth.com
05 Late Summer Show-Bridport & District Gardening Club United Church Hall, Bridport. 12noon-3:30pm. Flowers, Floral arrangements, fruit, veg photography and much more. www.bridportgardeningclub.co.uk
05 VJ day commemorative concert with The Three Counties Swing Band Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis All proceeds to the Poppy Appeal. Tickets £5 at the door or from the TIC. 7pm. Woodmead Halls.
05 Mad Hatters Festival Allington Hill, Bridport BBQ, Live Music, Bonfire, in association with the Hat Festival events 5-9pm
05 Vimala Rowe sings from the great female songbook Sladers Yard Gallery, West Bay with Ian Smith and Band. Dinner from 6.30pm Jazz from 8pm tickets £15 or £30 with dinner Tel 01308 459511
05 Parnham Voices Singing Safari Various venues. A capella choir visit several Venues in one day: 10:45am Holy Trinity Chilfrome; 12noon St Mary's Cerne Abbas; 2:30pm St Mary's Piddlehinton & 3:45pm St Michael's Stinsford. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
05 The Rebecca Chambers Band Rose & Crown, Longburton. 9pm. A night of blues, & jazz. 01963 210202
05-06 Dorset County Show Dorchester. Large agricultural show, a great day out for all the family. Many stalls, animals and main ring performances. Tickets from local TICs.
05-06 Guitars On The Beach Front Beach, Lyme Regis One of the UK's biggest unique live events of the year, join thousands of guitar players of all ages as they attempt to beat the 2014 British record achieved last year. Register here: http://guitarsonthebeach.com/ 070 9213 5351 https://www.facebook.com/guitarsonthebeach
06 Tea Dance The Bull Hotel, Ballroom, Bridport, DT6 3LF. Part of the Bridport Hat Festival. A Tea Dance with cream teas, after dance cocktails & ladies fascinator competition. 1:45pm-4:30pm. £10 from Bridport TIC. www.bridporthatfest.org
06 Walditch Show The Hyde Tennis Club, Walditch, Nr Bridport. 2pm-5pm. Real Tennis demonstrations and tennis taster sessions, plus all the fun of the fair including arts and crafts.
06 Churches Together - Summer Services On The Green, West Bay, Bridport St Mary's & St Catherine's (Fr Richard) at 4pm. In St John's Church if wet.
06 Sunday Teas @ Church of our Lady, North Chideock Nr Bridport, DT6 6LF. Tea and home made cakes from 3pm-5:30pm. Proceeds to Friends of St Giles and Church of our Lady.
06 Wheels of Steel Tank Museum, Bovington Nr Wool BH20 6JG. 10am-5pm. Trade stands and classic bikes. 11:30am lecture 'Mechanised Armour in the Movie's - Tanks and Tank Chases' by Movie Stunt Co-ordinator Jim Dowdall, appearance is subject to availability. Lecture free with entry to museum. 01929 405096 www.tankmuseum.org
06 VJ commemorative Parade and Civic service Jubilee Pavilion, Marine Parade. The parade leaves Guncliff at 1:45pm, march along along the seafront for a service, 2pm, to be led by Rev. Jane Skinner, the Mayor and Lyme Regis Town Band.
06 Ian Smith's Literary Jazz Lunch with Vimala Rowe & Band Sladers Yard Gallery, West Bay Anecdotes and poetry from trumpet-playing poetry professor Ian Smith. Tickets £13 or £30 with lunch or tickets for both events available. 01308 459511
07 Dorchester & District U3A present a Presentation on LCCS Project The Parish Centre, Culliford Road North. Dorchester DT1 1QG. 10am for coffee, starts 10:30am-12noon. An interactive presentation on local crime & community sentences.
07 Dorset Archaeological Days: Burton Bradstock Meet at NT car park at Hive Beach (parking charge for non-members) DT6 4RF, SY 491 888. 2pm. A walk with Mike Trevarthen of RMA Trevarthen Archaeological Services. 2 hours, some slopes. Booking on website. £3 (£5 on day) child £1. www.dorsetforyou.com/Dorset-Archaeological-Days
08 Bridport History Society Monthly Meeting Main Hall, Bridport United Church, East Street Four Sisters - The lost lives of the Romanov Grand Duchesses' by Helen Pappaport. 2:30pm Members £1; visitors £2.50
08 Memory Café Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis 10:30am-12noon. £2 per person. Memory Cafes provide an opportunity for people with dementia and their carers to meet in a relaxed social setting. 01202 764352 email: email@example.com
08-30 Creative Workshops Symondbsury Estate, Nr Bridport Various events for the 'Creative' person, contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07308 424116 www.symondsburyestate.co.uk
09 Sherborne Flicks: 'Suite Française' Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. The arrival of a handsome German officer in an occupied French village causes a conflict of loyalties. £6 from Sherborne TIC.
09 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey.1pm. Free organ recital by Paul Ellis, approx 40 mins, with retiring collection.
09 Fibres and Cellular Structures from 75 Million Year Old Dinosaur Bones Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1XA. 6:30pm for 7pm. Lecture by Dr Susannah Maidment Phd. Free, £3 donation encouraged.
09-17 Dorset Architectural Heritage Week Various venues. For details on the many Dorset properties (e.g. Bridport Town Hall, & Mapperton House) open to view, see the Programme; available in print & online from July. www.dahw.org.uk
10 The Art of Toulouse Lautrec Brownsword Hall, Poundbury, Dorchester. 1pm-5pm. Art appreciation with Jenni Spiers. £25 inc. refreshments. Book on: 01258 818249 email: email@example.com
10 Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue. Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 7:30pm. Talk by David Usher, former head gardener of Hestercombe gardens. £2. 01935 389867
10 Vicarage Life St. George's Hall, Fordington, Dorchester, DT1 1LB. 2:15pm. Talk by Kate Woodhouse. Organised by the Thursday Group. £1 inc. tea/ coffee. All welcome. 01305 269834
10 Coach Trip to NT Greenway House and Garden nr Brixham Depart Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Regis. 9:30am. Explore this beautiful Georgian mansion in the heart of the English Riviera - beloved holiday home of the much-loved author Agatha Christie. NT members £11. Non NT £20. Please ring to book by 3rd September. 01297 34733
10 United Prayers Uplyme Parish Church, Lyme Regis 7:30pm. Local churches come together to pray. Open to all.
10-12 Tower Tours Sherbone Abbey. 9:30am-12:30pm & 2pm-4:30pm. Book in advance through Parish Office: 01935 812452
11 Barn Dance Milborne St Andrew Village Hall Field. 6:30pm. Live music with The Black Sheep. Bar & BBQ. In aid of the rebuilding of the play park. £8.50, U16s £5, family £25 (2a+4c) available from Londis, The Royal Oak or 01258 839110.
11 Elijah Wolf + Friday Nights @ Molly's Den, Shoe Lane Bridport. Elijah hosts his popular 'Howl Open Mic' and performs his own songs 4 - 9 pm Family friendly/food/drink available www.mollys-den.co.uk
11-13 West Dorset Open Eco Homes various locations around Bridport and Dorchester Twenty private homes are opening, the owners have designed their homes to live more sustainable, using less energy etc . www.bridport.greenopenhomes.net
12 Bucky Doo Music: St Swithuns Band Bucky Doo Square, Bridport Town Centre. Starts 10am. Live music for shoppers.
12 Stir To Action Workshop: Introduction to Linocut Printmaking St Michael's Studios, St Michaels Estate, Bridport. 10am til 5pm. Full details on website. www.lukecarter.co.uk www.stirtoaction.com/workshop/
12 Conservation Workshop Somerset & Dorset Family History Society, The Parade, Sherborne. 2pm-4pm. Rex Lancefield will talk about the best way to handle and store old documents and other items. 01935 389611 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
12 The Heros Challenge 2015 South Dorset One of the most scenic and spectacular full or half trail marathon walks/runs you will ever compelete. Register online. 01305 784995 www.hangersheroes.co.uk
12 Sacred Heart & St Aldhem Church Fete Pageant Gardens, Sherborne. 1pm-4pm. Ice cream, plants, veg, toys, books, tombola, Sherborne Town Band, Yetminster Irish Dancers, pimms, tea, BBQ, Grand Draw, bouncy castle, and more!
12 Charity Disco Beehive Clubhouse, Bridport Proceeds to Weldmar Hospicecare Trust. 9pm - 1am tickets from 07788943220 £5 - fancy dress optional
12-13 Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival Sturminster Newton. 10am-7pm. www.cheesefestival.co.uk
13 Antiques Fair Kingston Maurward House, Dorchester, DT2 8PY. 10am-4pm. Small charge applies. www.kmc.ac.uk
13 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. 01935 389535 www.sswc.org.uk
13 Car Boot Sale The Terraces, Sherborne. 9am-Noon. Sellers: 8:30am - £5, Buyers: 9am - 50p. For Friends of the Yeatman.
13 Durnovaria Silver Band Borough Gardens, West Walks Road, Dorchester, DT1 1RE. 2:30pm.
13 Fishermen's Boat Jumble and Auction Lyme Regis Harbour. 10am-1pm, auction 12:30pm. Donations of paintings, antiques, boating/fishing vouchers invited for the auction. Open stall - goods sold on your behalf for 50%. Stall/tables £20. Raising funds for a defibrillator on Victoria Pier in memory of a local fisherman who sadly passed away recently.
13/09-18/10 A Cross Generations Arts Project Exhibition Town Hall, Bridport, DT6 3LF. Exhibition exploring the theme of democracy. Community Art Project for 5 junior & 5 senior participants. 07917 800231 email: email@example.com
14 ASK Dorset Engagement 2015 Council Chamber, The Manor House, Sherborne. 12noon-7pm. Come along to tell the Council what you think about: what you think about: · Where we locate essential services and if it is acceptable to put different services under one roof. · Whether it matters who provides what services. · What you could do to help support yourself and your local community. Staff will be on hand to take note fo your comments. 01935 816961
16 The River Thames - Theatre of Pageantry & Pleasure Highlands End Leisure Centre, Eype. 2:30pm. W.D.Decorative & Fine Arts Society talk by Mrs Joanna Mabbutt, for members and visitors, further info from Mrs C Everall: 07972 472029
16 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey 1pm. Free organ recital by Stephen Bell, approx 40 mins, with retiring collection.
16 Charlton Down Local History Group: History of Portland Museum Herrison Ballroom, Charlton Down Village Hall, Sherren Avenue, Charlton Down, DT2 9UA. 7:30pm. Illustrated talk by David Carter, Trustee of Portland Museum. £3.
16 W.I. Meeting Catholic Church Hall, Westbury, Sherborne. A presentation by Castle Gardens, Sherborne: entitled “Winter Hanging Baskets and Primrose Balls”. New members and visitors always welcome, at a cost of £3 to include refreshments.
16 Music in Bucky Doo Bucky Doo Sq, South St, Bridport. Live music for shoppers’ enjoyment. 10am-noon. 01308 456722
17 Bridport & District Gardening Club Monthly Meeting: Echinacea & Rudbeckia W.I. Hall, North St, Bridport Starts 7:30pm. With Martin Young. 01308 422514 www.bridportgardeningclub.co.uk
17 Lunchtime Concert Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 1pm-2pm. Bose-Pastor Duo, Pia Bose & Antonia Pastor will play four hand piano. Free, £3 donation encouraged. 01305 756827
17 Bell Ringing Taster Session St Mary's Church, South St, Bridport. You are invited to come and try bell ringing! No obligation. Starts at 7pm. Also on 24th Sept. 01308 459815 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
18 Market St Martin’s Community Hall Broadmayne, (Next to the Church), Cakes, Preserves, Raffle, Craft, Plants, , Bric-a-brac, books, Jigsaws, Cards, Local Pork, Sausages and Eggs, Local Watercress, Plants from a local Nursery. 01305 853765.
18 Outing and Ramble club competitions; Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm - 10pm. Jubilee competition AV presentations. 01297 442475 http://lymebayphotographicclub.org/
18 Elijah Wolf + Friday Nights @ Molly's Den, Shoe Lane Bridport. Elijah hosts his popular 'Howl Open Mic' and performs his own songs 4pm-9pm Family friendly/food/drink available www.mollys-den.co.uk
18 Lecture: John Craxton’s Crete Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7pm for 7:30pm. By Ian Collins, exhibition curator and biographer of John Craxton. Free, £3 donation encouraged.
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 The Feast of the Stigmata of St Francis The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, DT2 7BE. Preacher and afternoon speaker, Canon Patrick Woodhouse. 01300 341741 www.hilfieldfriary.org.uk
19 Christain Aid Coffe Morning Cheap Street Church Hall, Sherborne. 10am-12noon. Fairtrade & other stalls – all welcome.
19 Book Fair Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 9:30am-4pm. 01803 613356
19 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
19 Charity Choral Concert Sherborne Abbey. 7:30pm. Choirs from the local community & schools in aid of cancer charities.
19 Annual Display of Quilling Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 1pm-5pm, by the quilling guild. Displays, demonstrations & competitions. £1 entry. www.quilling-guild.co.uk
19 Storm Rose and Crown, Longburton. 9pm. Rock covers band. Call for more info: 01963 210202
19 Bridport History Society Special Saturday Meeting Bridport Town Hall, DT6 3LF. 20th Anniversary of the History Society.
19 Classical Concert St Mary's Church, Beaminster Performers Kimon Parry, Joseph Fisher and Suling King performing music by Frank Bridge, Bela Bartok, Darius Milhaud, Max Bruch & Mozart. At 3pm tickets from Yarn Barton or Bridport Music
19 Architecture of The Undercliffs Lyme Regis 9am. £27.50. No Under 12s. This 8 mile woodland trek along the Jurassic Coast UNESCO World Heritage site is an ideal all day activity, with stunning views over Lyme Bay. The tour includes historical information and literary inspiration. BOOKING REQUIRED. 07763 974569 email: email@example.com
19 Brunch & Tour with the Curator Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 11am. With Ian Collins, exhibition curator and biographer of John Craxton. £10pp. Booking essential. 01305 756827 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
19 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
19 Cobb History Tour The Lifeboat station, The Cobb, Lyme Regis 12.30pm - 1.10pm. Walk lasts approx 30-40 mins. Cost £3.50 per person. A fascinating tour that reveals tales of smuggling, war, trade and Jane Austen. Learn the history of this iconic Lyme Regis landmark. 07763 974569 www.literarylyme.co.uk/cobbhistorytours.html
19 Concerts in the West: Huw Wiggin saxophone, James Sherlock piano The HUB, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm . Tickets £15, Concessions for students and children. Box Office: Serendip Fine Books, 11 Broad Street, Lyme Regis. 01297 442594
19 Music in Bucky Doo Bucky Doo Square, South St, Bridport. Live music for shoppers. 10am-noon. 01308 456722
19-20 Country Fayre Rylands Farm, Boyshill Drove, Holnest, DT9 5PS. 10am-5pm. Fun activites & dog show. 01963 210254
19-20 Warfare Through the Ages The Tank Museum, Bovington, Nr Wool BH20 6JG. A living history of period battles by Medieval, Napoleonic, WWI, English, and American Civil Wars, re-enactors. More details: www.tankmuseum.org
19-27 Lyme Regis ArtsFest Lyme Regis. A lively celebration of the arts. Meet local artists in their studios; follow the art trail in over 100 shops through the town; visit exhibitions; learn a new skill in one of many workshops; experience an ArtsFest event including dance, drama, film, concert, street theatre, stone-balancing & busking. www.lymeregisartsfest.com
20 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
20 Eggardon Kite Festival Eggardon Hillfort, 3 miles Northeast of Bridport The wonderful Kite Festival runs from 10:30am- 4:30pm. Fantastic views and great creations. 01305 261800
20 Charity Specialist Plant Fair Mapperton, DT8 3NR 10am-4pm. Over 20 specialist nurseries and a variety of other stands. Café and shop open all day. £3 in aid of Yeovil Hospital CT Scanner Appeal. 01308 862645 www.mapperton.com
20 Battle of Britain' 75th Anniversary Service St John's Church West Bay Nr Bridport C of E Church. Service at 3pm.
20 A Walk With The French Lieutenant's Woman Lyme Regis 3pm. £25. Under 12s free. Take a walk to Fowles's recent home Belmont and then follow the sunlit clifftops to the Undercliff nature reserve. The tour includes sites featured in the novel and film, and a visit the farmhouse that Fowles adored and in which he wrote. 07763 974569 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
21 Bride Valley Gardening Club Talk: Soft Fruit Puncknowle Village Hall, nr Bridport. 7:30pm. All welcome. 01308 482602
21 Bridport Ghost Walk From Buckydoo Square. 7:30pm. £7, child £4. 07923 074787 www.bridportghostwalk.weebly.com
21 Community Lecture: Adventures in Maths and Magic Thomas Hardye School Theatre, Queens Avenue, Dorchester DT1 2ET. 7pm start. By Professor Peter McOwan, Queen Mary University of London. Free, but by ticket only, available from School Reception 2wks prior. Max.4pp. 01305 266064
21 Sing With Us! St Mary's Church Hall, South St, Bridport. 10:15am-12noon. Friendly and fun harmony singing, no auditions, all songs tought by ear, all welcome. 01258 837775
22 The Modern History of the Castle Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 8pm. Lecture by Christopher Moule. 01963 370899
22 Memory Café Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis 10.30am-12. £2 per person. Memory Cafes provide an opportunity for people with dementia and their carers to meet in a relaxed social setting. 01202 764352 email: email@example.com
23 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey 1pm. Free organ recital James Henderson, approx 40 mins, with retiring collection.
23 Talk ‘Unusual Herbaceous Plants’ Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Regis By Peter Cantrell from Dayspring Nursery, Exeter. Peter will bring a selection of his favourite plants from his nursery. £3. 7:30pm. 01297 444034 https://ulrhs.wordpress.com/
23 "Apres le Deluge" How we might live with flooding Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Talk by Dr Hadrian Cook, Kingston University. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
24 Bell Ringing Taster Session St Mary's Church, South St, Bridport. 7pm. Try bell ringing! No obligation. 01308 459815
24 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
24 “God on Trial” Wessex Royale Hotel, 32 High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1UP. 7:30pm. Jonathan Pearce - author, teacher, blogger and philosopher - will present a thought-provoking and entertaining guide through five arguments against the existence of God, followed by a Q&A session. £3. www.westdorsethumanists.org 07810 360700
25 The Tokamaks Rose and Crown, Longburton. 9pm. Acoustic rock set & an electric 60s to now set. 01963 210202
25 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
25 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG). Milborne St Andrew Village Hall, DT11 0JX. 7pm for 7:30pm. £3 on the door.
25 Elijah Wolf + Friday Nights @ Molly's Den, Shoe Lane Bridport. 4pm-9pm. Elijah hosts his popular 'Howl Open Mic' and performs his own songs. Family friendly/food/drink available. www.mollys-den.co.uk
26 Bucky Doo Music: Wessex Military Band Bucky Doo Square, Bridport Town Centre. Live music for shoppers. Starts 10am.
26 Apple & Garden Day Kingston Maurward House, Dorchester, DT2 8PY. 10am-4pm. 01305 215003 www.kmc.ac.uk
26 Monthly Arts & Craft Fair Bridport Town Hall, DT6 3LF. For bookings and information: 01308 424901
26 Vintage Flea Market Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 9am-4pm. Every 4th Saturday of the month. 01935 817492
26 Last Night of The Proms Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Sherborne Town Band Concert. Tickets: Sherborne TIC.
26 Autumn Show and Plant Sale Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Regis 2pm-4pm. Admission £1. Schedules will be available at the Summer Show and local shops. Eighty show classes to enter; donations of plants and produce for the sale (cakes, jam, vegetables, etc) would be welcome. Refreshment available. 07831 533580 https://ulrhs.wordpress.com/
26 Open Day Dorchester Bowls Club Sandringham Centre, Armada Way, DT1 2TN. 10am-4pm. Free taster with club coaches. Equipment provided. Large car park. Disabled access. 01305 260817 www.dorchesterbowlsclub.co.uk
26 Cobb History Tour The Lifeboat station, The Cobb, Lyme Regis 12:30pm – 1:10pm. Walk lasts approx 30-40 mins. A fascinating tour that reveals the history of this iconic Lyme Regis landmark; tales of smuggling, war, trade & Jane Austen. From its early structure to the ghosts said to haunt it. £3.50. 07763 974569 www.literarylyme.co.uk/cobbhistorytours.html
26 Concerts in the West: Huw Wiggin saxophone, James Sherlock piano The HUB, Lyme Regis 7.30pm . Tickets £15, Concessions for students and children. Box Office: Serendip Fine Books, 11 Broad Street, Lyme Regis. 01297 442594
26 Family History Course - Open Day Marsh Barn Farm, Bridport Come along to find out more 10am-3pm. 01308 425710
26 Get On-Line with a Digital Champion Dorchester Library and Learning Centre, Charles St, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1EF. Between 10am-12noon. Book your free 30 minute slot. 01305 224440 www.dorsetforyou.com/libraries
27 West Bay Beach Clean Meet on the West Beach at West Bay Help keep our local beach beautiful with just a short while picking up litter. Equipment provided. email: email@example.com
27 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
27 Vintage Market St Michaels Trading Estate, Bridport, DT6 3RR.10am-4pm. Antiques, food, drink & music. 07970 700983
27 Celebrating 150 Years - Renewing our Covenant Starting at St Martin's Church, and finishing at the Methodist Church, Broadmayne Nr Dorchester. 6pm. Led by Revd Stephanie Jenner and Revd Dominic Doble.
27 A Walk With The French Lieutenant's Woman Lyme Regis 3pm. £25. Under 12s free. Take a walk to Fowles's recent home Belmont and then follow the sunlit clifftops to the Undercliff nature reserve. The tour includes sites featured in the novel and film and a visit the farmhouse that Fowles adored where he wrote The French Lieutenant's Woman. £25. 07763 974569
27 Annual Ploughing Match & Hedge Laying Bilshay Farm, Dottery, DT6 5HR. Info: www.melplashshow.co.uk 01308 423337
27 Divine Union Soundbath Village Hall, Oborne, DT9 4LA. 2pm-4pm. Crystal & Tibetan singing bowls & vocal overtoning promote a relaxing & healing state. £10. Pre book. 01935 389655 www.centreforpuresound.org
28 Sing With Us! St Mary's Church Hall, South St, Bridport. 10:15am-12noon. Friendly and fun harmony singing, no auditions, all songs tought by ear, all welcome. 01258 837775
28 National Trust Golden Cap Association: The Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeoman of The Guard Bridport United Church Hall, East Street, DT6 3LJ. 7:30pm. Illustrated talk by Shaun McCormack. Still serving in the Yeomen. £3. 01308 863577
28 Gospel Truth – Message and Medium Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Insight Lecture. 01935 812452
29 Community Lecture: Beautiful Brains and Amazing Lasers Thomas Hardye School Theatre, Queens Av, Dorchester, DT1 2ET. 7pm start. By Dr Natalie Garrett, Uni of Exeter. Free, but by ticket only from School Reception. 01305 266064
29 James McNeil Whistler Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 2:30pm. Joint talk Lyme Regis Society with the Heritage Coast U3A
29/09-01/10 Beginning Biblical Hebrew Hilfield Friary, nr Dorchester, DT2 7BE. Learn to read the Genesis in Hebrew. No prior knowledge is needed. Book in advance: 01935 812452 www.insight.sherborneabbey.com
30 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free organ recital Paul Ellis, approx 40 mins, with retiring collection.
30 Film: "Ida" Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7pm for 7:30pm. BAFTA award winning Polish film being shown as a fundraiser by Sherborne Douzelage. Tickets from Sherborne TIC & Winstones Bookshop, Cheap Street, Sherborne.
30 The Bombing of Sherborne Remembered Around Shebrorne Town. Commemorating the bombing of Sherborne in 1940, there will be a talk in the Digby Hall, a ceremony at the War Memorial, a Special Sherborne Town War Walk and a Spitfire fly-over! Further information available closer to the time. Call Sherborne TIC for details.
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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