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What's on in and around West Dorset

April 2016

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

25/03-10/04 Easter Holiday Activities 'Tank Men' Tank Museum, Bovington, BH20 6JG. Talks, tours, trails and activities.

25/03-10/04 Great Dinosaur Egg Hunt at Easter Dinosaur Museum, Icen Way, Dorchester, DT1 1EW. 10am-5pm daily. Easter Egg Hunt with a difference. Sport the dinosaur eggs and solve the Dinosaur Mystery.

29/03-08/04 Easter Holiday Activities Gryphon Sports Centre, Sherborne. www.dorsetforyou.com/gryphon-sports-centre

31/03-13/04 'Yugen' Exhibition The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10:30am-4:30pm. Free entry. Exhibition of oil & acrylic abstract paintings by Andy Rollo that take inspiration from geology, psychology & Post-Modernist thinking. www.townmillarts.co.uk

Until 05/06 Unknown Photographs of Dorset by Val Dicker Tea Room, Dorset County Museum, High West St. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, (4pm winter). Can you help identify our Photographic Archive Team’s collection of unidentified photographs?

01 AsOne Theatre Company presents The Fisherman's Daughter Dorchester Library, Charles St. Dorchester DT1 1EE. 11am. Heart-warming family theatre with song, music and puppetry. Approx. 45mins. Please call for info: 01305 835541

01 Local Music by Local People Bridport Museum, South Street, 11:30am. Music by Declan Duffy, free entry. 01308 458703

01 Sunset Café Stompers Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Jazz with Hamish Maxwell. £10 from Sherborne TIC.

01 ABC Steppin' In Line Brownsword Hall, Poundbury, Dorchester. 7:30pm. Expert teaching of line dancers, demonstrations and fun throughout the evening with Bob Francis and his dance team. Soft drinks and bottled water on sale. Tickets £6 in advance only from Rivoli Pummery Square, The Garden Centre or via web: www.brownswordevents.org.uk

01 From Southwest England to the Mediterranean: How Humans have transformed their world Dorset County Museum, High West St, Dorchester. 7:30pm start. Talk by Dr Ralph Fyfe. 01305 756827 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org

01-04 From Page to Screen Film Festival Bridport Arts Centre, 9 South St / Electric Palace 35, South St / St Mary's Church, 84 South Street. (Depending upon film). 1st: 11am A Month in the Country (PG), 2pm A Fairytale: A True Story (PG), 5pm The Long Goodbye (18) £6/4. 8pm The Big Short (15), £10/8/4. 2nd: 11am Breathless (PG), 2pm L'Argent (PG), The Player (15) £8/6/4. 8pm Lady in the Van (12A), £10/8/4. 10pm Nosferatu (PG), £8. 3rd: 11am Orlando (PG), 2pm The Loved One (X), 5pm A Handful of Dust (PG), 8pm Room (15) £8/6/4. 01308 424204 www.frompagetoscreen.org.uk

01-13 'Take Three Women' Exhibition The Town Mill, Lyme Regis 10:30am-4:30pm. Free entry. A mixed exhibition of work by three local artists who specialize in abstract & representational landscapes and figurative work. www.townmillarts.co.uk

02 Spring Show Bridport United Church Hall, East Street, Bridport. Bridport & District Gardening Club, entries close wed 30th March 7pm. 01308 424055 www.bridportgardeningclub.co.uk

02 Quiz at Royal British Legion Hall Victoria Grove, Bridport. 7:30pm. In aid of the Friends of Bridport Millennium Green. Tickets £6 to include a light supper. Bar available, although you are welcome to BYO drinks. Raffle and Chinese bingo. Teams of 4-6, but individuals can come along and make up a team. Details from Sue Wilkinson: 01308 425037.

02 Live Music: 'Perfect Strangers' The Nag's Head, Silver Street, Lyme Regis. Live music until late. 01297 442312

02-11 Spring Exhibition Sherborne Abbey. 10am-6pm. Feat. work by professional artists, raising frunds for Yeovil Hospital.

03 Annual Spring Flower Show Sunninghill School Hall, Dorchester, DT1 1EB. Exhibits staged 8am-10am. Public viewing 2pm-4pm. Dorset afternoon teas & cakes available. competitions@dorsetcountyshow.co.uk www.dorsetcountyshow.co.uk

03 English Historical Dance Classes Bridport Town Hall, South Street, DT6 3LF. 1:30pm-4pm, Taught by friendly dancing master. No previous experience needed, nor partner, nor costume. 07710 285687 thedancingmaster@outlook.com

04 Dorchester & Districts U3A Talk Parish Centre, Culliford Rd, Dorchester, DT1 1QG. Coffee 10:15, talk 10:30am by Ellis Ford, who works as a POPP Wayfinder who provide signposting & support for older people. www.dorchesteru3a.org.uk

04 Mystery Masterpiece Art Sale The Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis 12pm-9pm. Free Entry. Come and view exceptional work by local artists, professional and amateur. All pieces of work will be offered anonymously and will be available for £40. Proceeds go towards fundraising for the Marine Theatre Roof. 01297 442394 www.marinetheatre.com

04 Modern Slavery - Does it happen here? West Dorset District Council, South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester DT1 1UZ. Doors open 1pm, 1:30pm-2:30pm. How to spot the signs & take action. Showing Unchosen films as well as a Q&A session. Free entry but please reserve your ticket by going to: https://modernslaverydorset.eventbrite.co.uk

04 Sherborne Flicks: Song of the Sea (PG) Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 4pm. Animated feature based on a traditional Irish tale. Two siblings trying to get home are waylaid by witches, owls & fairies. Book directly: 01935 815899

05 Friends of Sherborne Library Present Kate Adie Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 10am-12noon. The world renowned war correspondent and author will talk about her interesting life. £3 for friends, £4 for guests. 01935 812934

05 Bridport Guided Walk Bridport Museum, South Street, The walks cost £2.50 pp, pay on the day. They leave from the museum at 10am. Aprox 1.5 hours, easy level walking. 01308 458703 office@bridportmuseum.co.uk

05 Barrel Organ Demonstration (Gordon Bartlet) Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 3pm-4pm. Hear our newly restored 19thC barrel organ play any number of traditional melodies. www.dorsetcountymuseum.org

05-08 Showstoppers 5 Bridport Arts Centre, Tickets through Bridport Arts Centre, 01308 424204 www.bridport-arts.com

06 Local Music by Local People Bridport Museum, South Street, Music by Chris Deacon 11:30am, Val Hall and David Tizzard 2:30pm, free entry. 01308 458703 office@bridportmuseum.co.uk

06 Street Dance at The Hub The Hub, Church St, Lyme Regis. Street Dance Workshop between 11:30am-12:30pm. For children from 5-10 years, learn cool new street dance moves. Price is just £3 per child. 07725 465360 www.hublyme.co.uk

06 Royal Opera House: Giselle (Ballet) (12A) Regent Cinema, Lyme Regis. 7pm. The quintessential Romantic classic, a love affair that begins in the real world & continues beyond the grave. 01297 442053 http://lymeregis.scottcinemas.co.uk

06 Quiz in aid of the Christmas Lights Nag's Head, Silver St, Lyme Regis. 8pm. Max 6 per team, £2 each. 01297 442312

07 Bridport Guided Walk Bridport Museum, South Street, The walks cost £2.50 pp, pay on the day. They leave from the museum at 10am. Aprox 1.5 hours, easy level walking. 01308 458703 office@bridportmuseum.co.uk

07 "Dreams" Art workshop The Old Cow Shed Studio, Manor Farm, Glanvilles Wootton, Sherborne, DT9 5PZ. 10am-12:30pm. For Children aged 6-10 years. Booking essential, £12 per child. 07775 902516 www.theoldcowshedstudio.co.uk

07 A Walk In The Woods (15) The Regent Cinema, Lyme Regis. 10:30am. A Silver Screen ticket is just £3.50, and that comes with a complimentary tea or coffee. 01297 442053 http://lymeregis.scottcinemas.co.uk/offers/silverscreen

07 AsOne Theatre Company presents The Fisherman's Daughter Bridport Library, South Street, DT6 3NY. 11am. Heart-warming family theatre with song, music & puppetry. Approx. 45mins. Please call for pricing and other info: 01305 835541

07 'Jane Austen & Lyme Regis' Talk Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 2:30pm. Members £2, visitors £3. Talk by Natalie Manifold on Jane’s associations with the town. Followed by the Friends’ of Lyme Museum AGM. 01297 445537

08 Local Music by Local People Museum, South St, Bridport. By Val Hall & David Tizzard. 11:30am. Free. 01308 458703

08 ‘The Edwardian Garden' Talk by Yvonne Bell Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. Coffee/tea at 10am. Heritage Coast U3A meeting. Admission: Free to members; small donation if non-member. 01297 444566 http://whatsoninlyme.co.uk/U3A.htm

08 Night of Comedy The Thomas Hardye School Theatre, Queen's Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 2ET. 7pm. Hosted by Stuart Goldsmith, supported by Bobby Mair and feat. Zoe Lyons. £10 from school reception. Not suitable for U15s. 01305 266064

08 Owl Appreciation Day Sherborne Museum. 11am to 2pm. Eddi the barn owl & Beebo the tawny owl from the New Forest Owl Studio come to visit. They are captive-bred, licensed, calm & friendly and the day will allow children to experience these beautiful birds first-hand. Admission is free but to hold an owl, a donation of £2.50 will be appreciated. 01935 812252

08 The Forgotton Conscripts: The Bevin Boys Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester. 7:30pm. By Warwick Taylor MBE, a Bevin Boy conscripted to serve in the coal mines during WWII. Free, £3 donation suggested. 01305 756827

08 Jubilee Cup Competition Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm-10pm. Lyme Bay Photographic Club mini AV presentation telling a story, 3 minutes duration, 20 PDIs followed by Members’ Evening. 01297 442475

09 Hidden Heritage Conference: Heritage Matters Town Hall, Corn Exchange, High East St, Dorchester DT1 1HF. 9am-5:30pm. An international panel of 17 speakers, presenting papers on a diverse range of subjects are related to hidden or overlooked aspects of heritage. 01305 266549 / 07989306322 www.bookitbee.com/3128/hidden-heritage-conference-2016

09 The Somerset & Dorset Family History Society 'Victorian Pleasures & Pastimes' Village Hall, Loders, Nr Bridport DT6 3SA. 2pm-4:30pm. Talk by Pat Hase. Members £1.50, visitors £3 (inc. afternoon tea). 01308 425710 jferentzi@aol.com

09 RSPCA Spring Fayre Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 10am-12noon. Cakes, plants, toys, jewellery, raffle, books and bric-a-brac. Free entry, refreshments available. All proceeds to RSPCA West Dorset Branch.

09 Chasty Cottage Antiques Fair Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. Up to 35 stands, homemade food and refreshments available at coffee shop within the fair. Entrance £1, opening 8:30am (trade) 9:30am (public) to 4pm. 01963 370986

09 'Real Deal' The Nag's Head, Silver St, Lyme Regis. Live music until late. 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk

09 Sing Sankey St Mary's Church, 84 South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NW. By Bridport Rotary Club.

10 A Walk from Maiden Castle to Martinstown 10am-12noon. All welcome inc. children & dogs. Organised by Dorchester Community Plays Association. Please email or call if interested: 01305 785259 / 07815 852859 suemcgarel@gmail.com

10 Vintage and Handmade Fair The Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis. 12 noon-5pm. Entry £1. Pop Up stalls selling vintage ladies & menswear, vintage & antique jewellery, homeware, antiques, collectables, handmade curiosities and more. Live vintage music in the Marine auditorium; Tea, coffee & homemade cakes & cocktails. 01297 442394

10 Bolshoi: Don Quixote (Live) (12A) The Regent Cinema, Lyme Regis 3.45pm. Cervantes’ eccentric hero Don Quixote sets off with his loyal squire Sancho Panza on journey full of adventures in search of his perfect woman. 01297 442053

10 Charity Plant Fair Mapperton, Nr Beaminster DT8 3NR. 10am-4pm. Entry £3 in aid of Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. 32 stands. House & garden open with special £3 dicount on the day. Café and Shop also open.

11 Overcoming Negative Habits Quaker Meeting House, Holloway Road, Dorchester. 7pm-8:30pm. £7. 02380 557077

11 Landskipping Talk with Anna Pavord Symondsbury Tithe Barn. 2:30pm. A talk by Anna Pavord on Landskipping. Tickets are £12 from Bridport TIC. Organised by the Friends of Bridport Literary Festival & The Friends of the LSI. 01308 424901

11-15 ‘Young and Contemplative’ The Friary, Hilfield, nr Dorchester, DT2 7BE. A week for younger people to explore contemplative prayer and life. 01300 342311 www.hilfieldfriary.org.uk

12 Barrel Organ Demonstration (Gordon Bartlet) Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester DT1 1XA. 3pm-4pm. Hear our newly restored 19thC barrel organ play any number of traditional melodies.

12 Knightshayes Daytrip with Uplyme & Lyme Regis Horticultural Society Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Regis. Depart by coach 9:30am for this National Trust country house. Cost £8.50 NT members, £16 non-NT. 01297 444034

12 Illustrated Talk 'Just back from Gaza' Dorford Baptist Church, Bridport Rd, Dorchester DT1 1RR. 7pm. Illustrated talk by Charlotte Seymour-Smith for Dorset Palestinian Israeli Peace Group. All welcome, Palestinian stall, refreshments.

13 Sherborne Flicks: Lady in the Van Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Film of the relationship between Alan Bennet & the singular Miss Shepherd who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in his drive for 15 years. £6 from Sherborne TIC.

13 Geology Lecture: Not Just a Lot of Old Rocks! Why Geoconservation Matters Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester DT1 1XA. 6:30pm for 7pm. By Lesley Dunlop. Showing how England's geodiversity is world class and why we need to take positive steps in geoconservation. Free, £3 donation encouraged. 01305 756827

13 The Dorset Postcard Club 'The Lure of Gold' Dorset Youth Association Hall, Lubbecke Way, Dorchester DT1 1QL. 7:30pm. Talk by John Willows. More Information: Secretary, Sue Lee 01305 785878

14 Fashion Show Bridport Town Hall. 7pm-9pm. Barnardo's Group.

14 Ramblers Walk Yarn Barton CP, Beaminster. GR481014. 10:30am. 4 miles. Fairly easy, varied walk towards Netherbury through farmland, woods and lanes. Two hills to be taken slowly. Wendy & Richard: 01935 862340 / 07810 717370

14 My life on the fairgrounds, by Kay Townsend St George's Church Hall, Fordington, DT1 1LB 2.15pm start, £1 entry to include tea and biscuits. Meeting arranged by Thursday Group. 01305 269834

15 Fashion Show The Thomas Hardye School Theatre, Queen's Avenue, Dorchester DT1 2ET. Doors open 6:30pm. Show starts 7pm. In aid of the Royal Voluntary Service. Hosted by Travelling Trends. Try & buy on the night. £7. 01305 236666

15-27 'Born To Shine' Exhibition Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10:30am-5pm. Free entry. Irina Song’s oil & acrylic paintings take the viewer on a journey across a magical world of colour, glistening light & divine inspiration. www.townmillarts.co.uk

15-27 'Not Black & White!' Exhibition The Town Mill, Lyme Regis 10:30am-4:30pm. Free entry. Paintings by Phil Clayton & Duncan Harris that explore colour. Both draw their inspiration from natural & man-made forms. www.townmillarts.co.uk

15/04-04/05 Exhibition Of New Work By Ana Bianchi, Vanessa Bowman & Ian Elliot Jerran Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne. Open 9:30am- 5pm, Mon- Sat. All Gallery stock viewable online: www.jerramgallery.com 01935 815261

16 Concert given by Andrew Massey Duo St. Marys Church, Beaminster. 3pm Programme of music by Dowland, Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Argentinians Piazzolla & Pujol, also British folk music. Tickets £12 available on the door or from Yarn Barton Centre 01308 862715, Bridport music 01308 424707. Promoted by the Friends of Beaminster Festival.

16 Henry Priestman Live in Concert Martinstown Village Hall, Nr Dorchester DT2 9JU. 7:30pm for 8pm. £8 in advance or £10 on the door if available. Contact Annie: 01305 889059 www.henrypriestman.com

16 Book Fair Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 9:30am-4pm. New, Second-hand & antiquarian books (also magazines, prints, postcards & ephemera). 01803 613356 colinbakerbooks@btinternet.com

16 Benjamin Jesty Jubilee Hall, Yetminster. 2:30pm. A Bicentary Review by Patrick Read on the smallpox vaccination pioneer & resident of Yetminster who died 1816. £5 (inc. tea & cake) from Spar Shop, Yemtinster. Jesty2016@gmail.com

16 Live Music: 'The Deesenters' The Nag's Head, Silver Street, Lyme Regis. Live music until late. 01297 442312

18 Dorset Button Workshop Hardy’s Birthplace Visitor Centre Nr Dorchester DT2 8QH. 10am-12:30pm. £13 inc. morning coffee plus £1 for materials. Spaces limited, please book: 01305 251228 or email hardysbirthplace@dorsetcc.gov.uk

18 Community Lecture: The Antikythera Mechanism: A 2000 Year Old Computer Thomas Hardye School Theatre, Queen's Avenue, Dorchester DT1 2ET. 6pm for 7pm start. By Dr Maria Pavilidou, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham (in conjunction with Dorset County Museum). 01305 266064

18 Overcoming Negative Habits Quaker Meeting House, Holloway Rd, Dorchester. 7pm-8:30pm. £7. 02380 557077

19 Barrel Organ Demonstration (Gordon Bartlet) Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester DT1 1XA. 3pm-4pm. Hear our newly restored 19thC barrel organ play any number of traditional melodies.

19/03-07/01/16 Speed to the West: A Nostalgic Journey Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester DT1 1XA. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Exhibition of 20thC Railway Posters. www.dorsetcountymuseum.org

20 Leonore Piano Trio Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1XA. 7pm for 7:30pm. Tim Horton piano, Benjamin Nabarro violin and Gemma Rosefield cello). Tickets £12 (students £2) in advance from museum & on the door. For membership please see: www.dorset-county-museum-music-society.org.uk

20 Tinkers Cuss Buckydoo Square, Bridport. Free live music for shoppers’ enjoyment.

20 Sherborne W.I. Catholic Church Hall, Westbury, Sherborne. 2:30pm. An afternoon of fun, take part in a quiz,followed by our Annual General Meeting. New members and visitors always welcome at a cost of £3, to include refreshments.

21 Bollinger Wine Tasting Seaside Boarding House, Burton Bradstock DT6 4RB. 7pm-9pm. Taste a selection of 8 wines; Fizz, whites, rose and reds. £20. 01305 261480 www.morrishandbanham.com

21 Lunchtime Concert Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester DT1 1XA. 1pm-2pm. Kevin Avebury on lute, with Bernardo on flamenco guitar. Free, £3 donation encouraged. 01305 756827

21 South Dorset R.S.P.B. Group St. George's Church Hall, Fordington, Dorchester. 7:45pm. Short AGM followed by a talk by Chris Wyeth called Common Birds of Northern Thailand. Admission £3. Members, Visitors £3.50 inc. coffee & biscuits.

21-23 Auction of Sporting Items, Interiors and Antiques Charterhouse, Long Street, Sherborne. 01935 812277

21-23 Amateur Players of Sherborne ‘Great Expectations’ Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. Tickets: £8, £5 students, from Marshes, Cheap Street, & The Abbey Shop, Abbey Close, Sherborne. More info: 01935 813765

22 Bollinger Wine Tasting Café Paninis, 11 Weymouth Ave, Brewery Sq, Dorchester, DT1 1QR. 7pm-11pm, £40. Aperitifs followed by an 8 wine tasting. After a 2 course supper with wine included. 01305 261480 www.morrishandbanham.com

22 Milborne Movies - Brooklyn (12) Milborne St Andrew Village Hall DT11 0JX. Film starts 7:30pm. £3.50 on the door.

22 Viewing and judging of Cyril Nimo Trophy and Cobb Trophy competitions Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm-10pm. For further information please contact: 01297 442475. 01297 442475 http://lymebayphotographicclub.org/

22-24 ‘Walk Lightly on the Earth’ - The Friary, Hilfield, nr Dorchester, DT2 7BE. Through story, discussion, meditation and corporate weaving we shall seek to befriend the traveller in each one of us. 01300 342311 www.hilfieldfriary.org.uk

23 Wessex Local Craft & Food Producers Market Brownsword Hall, Poundbury. 10:30pm-4pm. Refreshments. Free entry.

23 Plant Sale & Coffee Morning Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Regis 9.30am to 11.30am. Admission £1. 01297 444034

23 Coffee Morning Bridport United Church. 10am-12oon. Cakes, bric-a-brac, books, clothes and a raffle. Stalls for Save The Children, Good Books, the Richard Ely Trust for Young musicians, Bothenhampton Knit & Natter Group.

23 Henry V Sherborne Abbey. 7:30pm. Award-winning theatre company Antic Disposition’s critically acclaimed production comes to Sherborne for one night only. Tickets: £20-£35 (Under 18s £10 off).For more info: www.anticdisposition.co.uk

23 Live Music: 'The Luggers' The Nag's Head, Silver Street, Lyme Regis. An evening of live music until late. 01297 442312

24 West Bay Beach Clean West Beach, West Bay, Bridport. Starts 11am. www.dorsetforyou.com/greatdorsetbeachclean

24 Great Dorset Beach Clean Lyme Regis Cobb slipway. Dorset's beaches need you: come and join us!

25 Overcoming Negative Habits Quaker Meeting House, Holloway Road, Dorchester DT1 1LF. 7pm-8:30pm. All welcome. £7. Discount vouchers available. Tel: 02380 557077 www.thechencentre.org

25 Life Abroad HMS Britannia Bridport United Church Hall, East Street, Bridport. 7:30pm. Illustrated talk by Mike Crankshaw. Presented by the National Trust Golden Cap Association. £3 inc. tea/coffee and biscuits. 01308 863577

25 Royal Opera House: Lucia Di Lammermoor (Opera) (12A) The Regent Cinema, Lyme Regis. 7pm. The story of an ongoing feud between two families in C17th Scotland that has terrible consequences for two young lovers. 01297 442053

26 Charlotte Bronte Talk with Claire Harman Symondsbury Tithe Barn 2:30pm. A talk by Claire Harman on Charlotte Bronte. Tickets are £12.00 from Bridport TIC. Organised by the Friends of Bridport Literary Festival 01308 424901

26 Barrel Organ Demonstration (Gordon Bartlet) Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester DT1 1XA. 3pm-4pm. Hear our newly restored 19thC barrel organ play any number of traditional melodies.

26 Sir Henry De La Beche Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. By Keith Shaw. 2:30pm. Visitors £3 www.lymeregissociety.org.uk

27 Saving Nature- A Media Perspective Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Science Café Lecture by Dr Julian Hector. sherborne.scafe@gmail.com

27 Tapas Wine Tasting with The Dorset Foodie Morrish & Banham Wine Merchant, 1 Pope Street, Brewery Square, Dorchester, DT1 1GW. 7pm-9pm. £20. 01305 261480 www.morrishandbanham.com

27 Jerri Hart Buckydoo Square, Bridport. Free live music for shoppers’ enjoyment.

27 ‘Organic Vegetable Growing’ Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Regis. By Brian Hesketh. 7:30pm. 01297 444034

28 Talk: Bushmaster - Raymond Ditmars & the Hunt for the World's Largest Viper Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester DT1 1XA. 7pm for 7:30pm. Talk by Dan Eatherley. Free, £3 donation encouraged. 01305 756827

29/04-11/05 'Sea Journal' Exhibition Town Mill, Lyme Regis 10:30am-4:30pm. Accompanying the release of Lisa Woollett’s new book, partly set in Lyme Regis & the natural history, geology & mythology of the Dorset coast. www.townmillarts.co.uk

29-01/05 Lyme Regis Fossil Festival Various locations around Lyme Regis. A natural science and arts cultural extravaganza on the beautiful Jurassic coast. The Fossil Festival features live performances in street theatre, music and welcomes exhibitors from some of the UK's top natural science organisations and institutions. www.fossilfestival.com

30 Tiger Day Tank Museum, Bovington, Nr Wool, BH20 6JG. 10am-5pm. WWII talks and tours. Tanks in action, including Tiger 131. Vehicle Conservation Centre full access 10am-4:30pm. Book in advance on: www.tankmuseum.org

30 World Tai Chi & Chi Kung Day Borough Gardens, Dorchester. 9:30am-11:30am. Free event, come & watch, come & try! Details on: 07971 884071 www.corehealth.co.uk

30 Fantastic Fun Charity Fitness Day Trinity Club, Trinity Street, Dorchester. 10am-4pm. Zumba, SlimDance, Pilates, Full Body Workout and Piloxing by local instructors. £15, tickets available from Lyn Cordier: 7821807255

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

email: dorchester.tic@westdorset-weymouth.gov.uk
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email: bridport.tic@westdorset-weymouth.gov.uk
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email: sherborne.tic@westdorset-weymouth.gov.uk
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