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
23/07-31/08 Super Summer Dinosaur Hunt Dinosaur Museum, Icen Way, Dorchester, DT1 1EW. 10am-5pm daily. Explore the museum to seek out the answers to the dinosaur mystery - fun for the kids.
31/07-14/08 Sherborne Summer School of Music & Concertfest Sherborne School & Cheap Street Church, Sherborne Abbey. It is the ideal venue for musicians of all ages and abilities to meet in a friendly, supportive atmosphere where they can enhance their skills through the help of dedicated, internationally celebrated teachers and performers. Contact for more details: 01342 893963 firstname.lastname@example.org
Until 07/01/17 Speed to the West: A Nostalgic Journey Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Exhibition of C20th Railway Posters. www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
Until 31 Wildlife Wednesdays, Mini Beast Hunt, explore the wild and wonderful creatures which live at the Golden Cap Estate. Stonebarrow shop near Charmouth DT6 6RA, 9.30am – 12pm
31/07-14/08 Concertfest & Sherborne Summer School of Music (Origially Canford) A summer school of music for adults dealing in all classical music disciplines.19 courses, 3 orchestras, 4 choirs, 4 conducting courses, 2 masterclasses for singers, 2 for pianists, Chamber Music, composers course & jazz course. Plus 30 public concerts around Sherborne. Programme available from Sherborne TIC, or see website: www.sherbornemusicsummerschool.co.uk 01342 893963
01,08,15,22,29 Messy Museum Mondays Sherborne Museum, Church Lane, Sherborne, DT9 3BP. 10:30am-1pm. Open for free access to our art materials, sensory play, toys, and nursery rhymes box. A range of activities with a weekly theme, inc. making coil pots, mask making, and digging for dinosaur "bones" - all inspired by our collections. Indoor & outdoor treasure trails. Free admission but donations gratefully received. 01935 812252
01-05 Small Things Fantasy Creative art workshops for children aged 12 and under, various locations around Bridport, book from Bridport Tourist Information Office 01308 424901
01-31 Life Below Stairs & Census Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Road, Nr Bridport, DT8 3NB. 10:30am-4pm. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Bank Holidays. 2pm-4:30pm Sundays. 01308 863623 beaminstermuseum.wordpress.com
02,09,16,23,30 Music By The Sea Marine Parade Shelters, Lyme Regis Seafront. 8pm-9:15pm. Lyme Regis Town Band performs their summer concert by the sea. http://www.lymeregistownband.co.uk/diary/
03 Craft Academy Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 10:30am-12:30pm. Free family activity morning. Adults should remain with their children at all times. Up to two children admitted per adult. 01305 756827
03 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 12:45pm. Free recital, showcasing a wide variety of music. Approx 40mins.
03 Bridport WI, open for ploughmans lunch and coffee WI Hall, North Street, Bridport. 11am-2:30pm. CONTACT??
04 English Historical Dance Class St. George's Hall, Fordington, Dorchester DT1 1LB. 7:30pm-9:30pm. £5. No previous experience needed, nor partner, nor costume. 01935 472771 email@example.com
04 Sherborne Pubs Walkabout - Route 2 Meet in Waitrose car park, Sherborne. 6pm-7:30pm. Details as 18th August. Limted places, must be booked in advance. £5 per person. 01935 389611 http://www.sdfhs.org/events/sdfhs-events/
04 Teddy Bear Story Time Teddy Bear Museum, Eastgate, corner of High East St. & Salisbury St., Dorchester DT1 1JU. 10am-11am. Listen to fun teddy bear stories read by the museum’s very own story teller. No need to book. 01305 266040
04-24 The Tempest Summer Art Show The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10:30am-4:30pm. Celebrating the Bard's anniversary, a possible link between his play and a Lyme-born admiral’s shipwreck, and the Marine Theatre's new adaptation, this annual show is themed around Shakespeare's The Tempest. www.townmillarts.co.uk
05 Holwell Variety Performance Night Holwell Village Hall, DT9 5LL. Doors Open 7pm : Live Music, SwapShop. B.Y.O. booze. Snacks, Soft & Hot Drinks Available. £4 Suggested Contribution. The evening is for music, poetry, art, storytelling, games, or any other form of shared entertainment we can all enjoy. To perform, exhibit or get involved email: Music@BearCatCollective.co.uk
05 Shelby’s Elbows Live music at Ropemakers Bridport from 9.15pm, 36 West Street, DT6 3QP 421255
05-09 Arts & Crafts Exhibition Purbeck School, Worgret Road, Wareham, BH20 4PF. Open 10am-5pm, Tues 10am-4pm prices £5 adults, £4 seniors, £2 children, under 6 free 01202 394101 www.dorsetartsandcrafts.org
06 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
06 Monthly Table Top Sale & SwapShop Holwell Village Hall, DT9 5LL. 10am-1pm. Good local used items, produce & crafts. In the Swap find clothes, cookware, books, CDs, DVDs, bric-a-brac & toys all donated at events over the summer that need a new home, come & grab yourself some bargains! Sellers: £5 per table, set up from 9am. firstname.lastname@example.org
06 One World Festival Borough Gardens, Dorchester. 11am. Free entertainment celebrating cultures around the world. www.dorchester-tc.gov.uk/Whats+On
06 Summer Fete St Johns’ Almshouse, Sherborne. 2pm-4pm. Cake stall, raffle, tombola, lucky dip & more. Free entry.
06 Raise The Roof, An evening of musical variety, 7pm, St Martin’s Church, North Perrott, tickets £10, under 18’s £4, 12’s & under free, to include a light supper and a glass of wine or juice after the concert. 01460 72883/76457 email@example.com
06 Druce Roman Villa Walk Druce Farm, Nr Puddletown, DT2 7SU. 2pm. 2-2½ hours. Explore this recently-discovered Roman Villa and its surrounding landscape with Lilian Ladle and Andrew Morgan of the East Dorset Antiquarian Society. £3, child £1 booking essential. Directions and to book: 01305 224921 www.dorsetforyou.com/Dorset-Archaeological-Days
06 Loders Church Fete Loders Court, Loders, Nr Bridport, DT6 3RZ. 2pm-5pm. £1 Adults, U12's free, Dogs allowed on lead. Refreshments marquee, Spyway pub bar, ferret racing, Ember the fire eater, children's fancy dress competition with cash prizes, many stalls including, silent auction, new to you, books, plants, bric-a-brac, WI home made food and produce, cakes, grand raffle £250 prize sponsored by Watson Fuels. 01308 456222
06 Dorset Food and Arts Festival Queen Mother Square, Poundbury, Dorchester, DT1 3BW. 9am-5pm. Free celebration of Dorset food, music and creativity. Demonstrations and children's activities. Special guest opener. www.dorsetfestival.org
06 Powercut The Nag's Head, Lyme Regis Live music 9pm til late! 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk
06 Mutter Slater Band Live music at Ropemakers Bridport from 9.15pm, 36 West Street, DT6 3QP 421255
06 Vanilla Radio Royal Standard, Lyme Regis. Live music 9pm-late! 01297 442637 www.theroyalstandardlymeregis.co.uk
06 The Big Gig and BBQ Osmington Village Hall, DT3 6FT. 7:30pm. Hannah Martin & Philip Henry. Tickets £14 - BBQ from £3. Bar. Free Parking. Part of OsFest 2016 weekend, Phoenix Fundraisers. 07816 832554 www.wegottickets.com
06-07 Warfare Through the Ages Tank Museum, Bovington BH20 6JG. 10am-5pm each day. See the history of warfare in action from Medieval to Modern day with living history encampments, drills, weaponry displays, firearms evolution and period battles. 01929 405096
06-13 Lyme Regis Carnival Week Lyme Regis. Lyme. For detaisl pick a programe from Lyme regis TIC or see the wesbite for details nearer the time. http://lymeregiscarnival.co.uk/
07 Bridport Jurassic Coast Run Starts at West Bay. Half Marathon 10am, 10K 10:15am. 01308 459942 www.bridport-runners.co.uk
07 West Bay Day, family fun filled day 1 – 11.30pm West Bay and Harbour area
07 Sculpture on the Beach, 10am – 3pm, Hive Beach Burton Bradstock, suitable for all ages, £3 per team, prizes for best sculpture, judged by National Trust.
07 Lyme Regis Torchlight Procession Lyme Regis. Programme coming soon! http://lymeregiscarnival.co.uk/
07 Party in the Park Charmouth Park. Food by the Fat Dads, Music by Mr Jean, gates open 6:15pm fireworks 10pm.
07 MG Car Rally Athelhampton House and Gardens, nr Dorchester, DT2 7LG. 10:30am-5pm. Booking for lunch is essential - Organised by the 1020 group in Poole, this is the annual MG run at Athelhampton House. Come and see over 100 MG’s of all ages, there is also a duck race, raffle, jazz band and collection for Local charities. 01305 848363
08 Fireman's Charity Ball Bridport Leisure Centre, Skilling Hill Road, Bridport, DT6 5LN. 7pm to midnight. Black Tie & Summer Frocks. Marquee, bar, live music from 'Stillyano', hog roast, charity auction, fire engine tour. Tickets £20, all proceeds donated to Firefighters Charity. Tickets from Bridport TIC. 07812 161115
08 Wessex Morrish Men Dave M's Tour. 7pm at Springhead, Sutton Poyntz. 8:15pm at The Sunray, Osmington. 9pm at The Black Dog Inn, Broadmayne. www.wessexmorrismen.co.uk
09 Tyntesfield, near Bristol Excursion Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Regis. Depart by coach 9am to see this great Victorian estate owned by the National Trust. Cost £12 NT members, £20 non-NT. Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society Bookings: Rose Mock 01297 34733. https://ulrhs.wordpress.com/
09 Policing in Dorset: a talk by Martyn Underhill, Police and Crime Commissioner Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 11am - a Heritage Coast U3A meeting. Talk by Martyn Underhill, Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset. Coffee/tea at 10.00am-10.40am. Admission: Free to U3A members; small donation if non-member. www.lymeregisu3a.org
10 Abbotsbury Fair Subtropical Gardens, Buller's Way, Abbotsbury, DT3 4LA. 10am-5pm. Ferret racing, climbing wall, face painting, trampolines, bouncy castle, stalls and a dog show.
10 Cheese Club 7.30 – 8.30pm Taste six cheeses from Wales with crackers and tasting notes. Two sittings available £6.50per person, booking essential. 36 West Street, DT6 3QP 421255
10 Artz+ Woodland Treasure Hunt Howard's Wood, Netherbury, nr Beaminster. 10am-2pm. Event for children with disabilities and their families, ages 5-16 years. Decipher the clues and find the treasure, then toast marshmallows over the campfire and play games. Wheelchair accessible site. Bring lunch. 01305 252266
10 Ringstead Bay Radar Station open, family fun in the fresh air, no need to book, free event 10am-1pm nearest postcode DT2 8NQ
10 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 12:45pm. Free recital, showcasing a wide variety of music. Approx 40mins.
10 Hot Java The Royal Standard, Lyme Regis Live music 9pm til late! 01297 442637 www.theroyalstandardlymeregis.co.uk
11 Sherborne Pubs Walkabout - Route 2 Meet in Waitrose car park, Sherborne. 6pm-7:30pm. Details as 18th August. Limted places, must be booked in advance. £5 per person. 01935 389611 http://www.sdfhs.org/events/sdfhs-events/
11 Sportz+ Swimming & Mini Olympics Dorchester Sports Centre. 9:30am-10:30am. Event for children with disabilities and their families, ages 5-10 years. Have fun in the pool then enjoy lots of athletic challenges. 01305 252266
11 Sherborne & District Gardeners' Association Summer Show Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 7:30pm. 01935 813679
11 Firework Display Lyme Regis Seafront. Lyme Regis Carnival Week Firework Display. Times tbc.
11/12 Showtime, A variety of music from then and now, Salwayash Village Hall, 7.30pm, tickets £5, £6 on the door, from Carpet World 52A West Street, Bridport, 01308 425828/422893
11 Teddy Bear Story Time Teddy Bear Museum, Eastgate, corner of High East St. & Salisbury St., Dorchester DT1 1JU. 10am-11am. Listen to fun teddy bear stories read by the museum’s very own story teller. No need to book. 01305 266040
12 Children’s ‘Circus of the Sun’ Fancy Dress Summer Party Castle Gardens, Garden Centre, New Road, Sherborne. 2pm - 4pm. Free to attend. 01935 814633
12 The Fat Marrow Blues Band, Live music at Ropemakers Bridport from 9.15pm, 36 West Street, DT6 3QP 421255
12-14 Opera in Oborne Mozart’s 'Le Nozze di Figaro' & Gala Sunday Concert St Cuthbert’s Church, Oborne. An international soloists will be performing anabridged version of The Marriage of Figaro 12th-13th. Intermezzo Soloists will be performing a selection of popular arias and a few 'show tunes' on the 14th. For tickets call: 01935 812738
13 Shabby Chic, Vinatge & Makers Market Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 10am-4pm. Free admission. 01749 677049 www.westcountrycraftfairs.co.uk
13 Vinyl Saturday Bridport United Church, East St, DT6 3LF. Record & CD music fair, 10am -4pm. Entry £1. 07429 102645
13 Lyme Regis Carnival Procession Lyme Regis. 7pm. Judging of Floats for Grand Carnival Procession in Holmbush Car Park. Carnival programmes are available from the Kiosk on the Marine Parade, the TIC and in various shops around town.
13 A Night With The Lions Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. Live music 9pm ‘til late! 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk
13 Mad Jeff & Pappa Yellow's Reggae Night The Royal Standard, Lyme Regis. Live music 9pm ‘til late! 01297 442637
13-21 Hilfield Youth Camp’ The Friary, Hilfield, nr Dorchester, DT2 7BE. A week of community with other young people aged 15+. 01300 342311 firstname.lastname@example.org
13 Toxic Fish, Live music at Ropemakers Bridport from 9.15pm, 36 West Street, DT6 3QP 421255
14 Annual Warm Festival Borough Gardens, Dorchester. 1pm. Free entry to live entertainment in aid of the Steve Charles Help A Friend Fund. www.dorchester-tc.gov.uk/Whats+On
14 Oxley Sprint and Junior Triathlon Oxley Sports Centre, Bradford Road, Sherborne. Family friendly sprint triathlon based out of Oxley Sports Centre, Bradford Road, Sherborne. further details at: 07887 356687 www.wessexwizards.com
14 Music In The Park Pageant Gardens, Sherborne, DT9 3NB. 2:30pm-4pm. Music from Sherborne Town Band. Bring your family, bring a picnic and enjoy a concert of light music. www.sherbornetownband.co.uk
15 Wessex Morrish Men Pip's Tour. 7:30pm on the Sea Front at Lyme Regis. 9pm at The Bottle Inn, Marshwood. www.wessexmorrismen.co.uk
15 Sunset Café Stompers Live music at Ropemakers Bridport from 8.00pm, 36 West Street, DT6 3QP 421255
15-19 Summer Theatre School Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 12-18 year olds can join Actiontrack Performance Company to devise a unique show then perform it at the end of the week. Booking essential: 01935 815899
16 Carnival quiz, Ropemakers 36 East Street, Bridport DT6 3QP starts 7.30pm
17 Family bingo, conservative club, North Street Bridport, eyes down 8pm
17 Curious Church Glass Car Tour Meet beside Broadmayne Church, DT2 8EB. 2pm. With Gordon Le Pard around the three churches of Broadmayne, West Knighton and West Stafford with remarkable 17th and 18thC interiors. 2 hours. £3, child £1. Booking essential: 01305 224921 www.dorsetforyou.com/Dorset-Archaeological-Days
17 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital by Simon Clarkson, showcasing a wide variety of music. 40mins.
17 Gillingham & Shaftesbury Agricultural Show Turnpike Showground, Motcombe, SP7 9PL. 8:30am-6:30pm. Horitcultural & Cattle competitions. Over 520 trade stands from education to fitness & medical advice, home improvement to cars, trucks & 4×4’s, handicrafts & gifts to food, plus over 100 stands of tractors, machinery and farming suppliers. Tickets online or from Sherborne & Dorchester TICs. 01747 823955 www.gillshaftshow.co.uk/
18 Sherborne Pubs Walkabout - Route 2 Meet in Waitrose car park, Sherborne. 6pm-7:30pm. Barry Brock will lead an evening walk around the sites of Sherborne’s vanished pubs, ending with a pint in one still open. Route 2: Newland, Castleton, Long Street and South Street. Bookings will be confirmed by e-mail, and then the walk itself will be confirmed closer to the date, as it is weather dependent. Limited places, must be booked in advance. £5 per person. 01935 389611
18 Talk: The Gardening Calendar, July - December Castle Gardens, New Rd, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Free talk. 01935 814633
18 The Smartest Giant in Town The Hyde Residential Gardens, Walditch, DT6 4LB. 6:30pm. www.folksytheatre.co.uk
18 Teddy Bear Story Time Teddy Bear Museum, Eastgate, corner of High East St. & Salisbury St., Dorchester DT1 1JU.
18 Carnival Darts sponsored by Longs Davis Fish & Chip Shops, conservative club, North Street Bridport, sign on from 7.30pm
18 Bridport Ghost Walk Live music at Ropemakers Bridport from 6.00pm, 36 West Street, DT6 3QP 421255. 10am-11am. Listen to fun teddy bear stories read by the museum’s very own story teller. No need to book. 01305 266040
18-31 'Instant' Exhibition The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10:30am-4:30pm. Annual summer group exhibition of photography, painting and printmaking by members of The Shed Gallery. www.townmillarts.co.uk
19 Chapter Theatre Company Open-Air Garden Theatre: Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles Athelhampton House, Nr Dorchester DT2 7LG. Gates open 6pm for 7:30pm start. BYO rugs or low-backed seating. Adults £14, Child £10, Family (2+2) £42 available from Dorchester TIC.
19-20 Fun Fair in West Street Car Park Bridport
19 An evening of Jazz, Soul and Blues, with Victoria Klewin and the True Tones, A 3 course meal and bar, Chideock Village Hall, 6.30 – 7pm Tickets £15 from Christopher Walliker 01297 489545 or Chideock Village Shop.
19 Boy Le Monti Live music at Ropemakers Bridport from 9.15pm, 36 West Street, DT6 3QP 421255
19 Wines of Chile Tasting The Seaside Boarding House, Burton Bradstock, 7pm-9pm, £20pp. Aperitif, Canapes, 8 Wine Tasting. 01305 261480 www.morrishandbanham.com
20-29 Bridport Open Studios various venues around Bridport
20 Bridport Carnival, starts at 7pm from West Road, West Allington, music South Street, family disco conservative club.
20 Book Fair Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 9:30am-4pm. New, Second-hand & antiquarian books (also magazines, prints, postcards & ephemera). 01803 613356 email@example.com
20 Dorchester Round Table Cider Festival Borough Gardens, Dorchester. 3pm-10:30pm. Free event. Real cider producers. Pimms, Prosecco, hot & cold food. Children's entertainment. Live music. www.dorchester.roundtable.co.uk
20 My Life in Family History/Criminal Ancestors Somerset & Dorset Family History Society, The Parade, (bottom of Cheap Street), Sherborne. 2pm-4:30pm. David Hawkings will talk about his own family history research & then about ‘Criminal Ancestors’. Members: £8. Non-members: £10. Pre book: 01935 389611 http://www.sdfhs.org/events/sdfhs-events/
20 The Wandering Winds Lunchtime Concert Sherborne Museum. 12noon-2pm. Two musicians playing a range of music from classical to folk to pop, including a special selection of Dorset folk songs of which some originate from Sherborne itself. This event is free but donations are welcome. 01935 812252
20 Books & Coffee Moreton Village Hall, DT2 8RE. 10am-12pm. Books, Coffee, Cake & Homemade produce. 01929 463221
20 Miniature Garden Workshop Castle Gardens, Garden Centre, New Road, Sherborne. 11am - 12pm & 2pm - 3pm. Gardeners of all ages are invited to create a garden inside a container. Gravel and container will be provided free of charge. Plants can be purchased from the garden centre. 01935 814633
20 The Godbrothers The Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. Live music 9pm ‘til late! 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk
20 Live Music: The Be Bop Daddies The Royal Standard, Lyme Regis Live music 9pm til late! 01297 442637
20 Sherborne International Music & Dance Festival Morning: Around Town. Afternoon, 1pm-5pm in Pageant Gardens. Evening, 7:30pm in Digby Hall. Lidová Muzika (Czech Republic), Siguldietis (Latvia), Wessex Morris Men, Trecle Eater Cog Dancers, Yetminster Irish Dancers, No Mean Feet. Also, local food, drink & crafts in the afternoon. Tickets for the evening concert from Sherborne TIC or 01963 251255 www.sherborne-douzelage.org.uk
20 Mother Ukers Live music at Ropemakers Bridport from 9.15pm, 36 West Street, DT6 3QP 421255.
20 Wines of Chile Tasting Dinner Café Paninis, Brewery Square, Dorchester. 7pm-10pm, £40pp. Aperitif, Canapes, 8 wine Tasting, 2 Course Supper with wine. 01305 261480 www.morrishandbanham.com
21 Weldmar presents music from Tony Lowe Borough Gardens, Dorchester. 2pm. Free live music in the bandstand.
21 Archaeological Walk Meet in the National Trust car park at Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock, DT6 4RF. 2pm with Mike Trevarthen of RMA Trevarthen Archaeological Services. 2 hours. £3, child £1. Non-NT members charged for parking. 01305 224921 www.dorsetforyou.com/Dorset-Archaeological-Days
21 Buckham Fair Beaminster Down, DT8 3SH. Fair, Food & Drink until 9pm admission £5, children free, parking available, in aid of Weldmar Hospicecare Trust www.buckhamfair.co.uk
21 Torchlight Procession Torches on sale from 6.30pm at Bucky Doo Square, procession moves off at 9pm prompt, to walk to West Bay, dancing on the beach to Skimmity Hitchers, Bonfire on East Beach, followed by fireworks at 10.30pm
21 Music For A Sunday Afternoon Marine Parade Shelters, Lyme Regis Seafront. 2:30pm-4pm. Lyme Regis Town Band performs their summer Sunday afternoon concert by the sea. http://www.lymeregistownband.co.uk/diary/
21/07-04/09 Summer Holidays at the Tank Museum Bovington BH20 6JG. 10am-5pm daily. A range of family activities. Tanks in action every weekday at 1pm. 01929 405096
22 Chamber Philharmonia Cologne (Germany) St. Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester. 7:30pm. Vivaldi, Mozart and Paganini. Violin, flute & violoncello. Tickets available from Dorchester TIC. 01305 267992 www.kpk-info.de
23 U3A, Travelling The World As A Cruise Ships Photographer Bridport United Church, East Street, DT6 3LF. 2pm, Catherine will talk about her life Travelling the World as a Cruise Ship's Photographer. www.u3asites.org.uk/bridport
24 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital by Simon Clarkson, showcasing a wide variety of music. 40mins.
24-27 Bridport Musical Theatre presents 'Crazy For You' Electric Palace, Bridport, DT6 3NY Gershwin's classical toe tapping musical brought to life by double award winning Bridport Musical Theatre Company. Tickets from Bridport TIC
25 Talk: Grow your own Christmas dinner Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Free talk. 01935 814633
25 Melplash Show West Bay, Bridport, DT6 4EG. See the best local farm animals & horses, local produce & more. Hosts of attractions for all the family.Tickets from West Dorset TICs £14 adults, U16’s free. 01308 423337 www.melplashshow.co.uk
25 Teddy Bear Story Time Teddy Bear Museum, Eastgate, corner of High East St. & Salisbury St., Dorchester, DT1 1JU. 10am-11am. Listen to fun teddy bear stories read by the museum’s very own story teller. No need to book. 01305 266040
25/08-13/09 No Boundaries' Exhibition The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10:30am-4:30pm.Julie Oldfield’s mixed media landscapes that incorporate unusual materials, as well as oxidation & weathering processes. www.townmillarts.co.uk
25-29 Great Dorset Steam Fair Tarrant Hinton, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8JA. A typically British event offering a unique blend of nostalgia and family entertainment. Evening events too! See website fro details.Day tickets available in advance from west Dorset TICs, 5 day camping on site also available, see online or call: 01258 860361 www.gdsf.co.uk
26 Sportz+ Bouldering, Kwik Cricket & Games Oxley Sports Centre, Bradford Road, Sherborne. 2pm-5pm. Event for children with disabilities, ages 7-16 years. Tackle the boudlering course+ lots of batting and pitching games. 01305 252266
26 Banana High Live music at Ropemakers Bridport from 9.15pm, 36 West Street, DT6 3QP 421255
27 Outdoor Theatre 'Hamlet' Subtropical Gardens, Buller's Way, Abbotsbury, DT3 4LA. 7pm (grounds open 6:30pm). 01305 871387 www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk/gardens/
27 Vintage Market Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 8:30am-3:30pm. Over 30 sellers of vintage items. 07809 387594
27 Charity Coffee Morning Bethany Chapel, Coombe Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PP. 10:30am-12:30pm. Charity Sale of all sorts of stock by and for local charities, including cakes and bric-a-brac. 01297 598246 www.bethany-chapel.co.uk
27 Benny Mayhem The Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. Live music 9pm ‘til late! 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk
27 DJ Special KK Royal Standard, Lyme Regis. Live music 9pm ‘til late! 01297 442637 www.theroyalstandardlymeregis.co.uk
27 Bug Tree Swamp Live music at Ropemakers Bridport from 9.15pm, 36 West Street, DT6 3QP 421255
27 Anonymous Festival Maumbury Rings, Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester. Noon-7pm. Free live music, open mic café, craft workshops, bungee run, slacklining, parkour and more. www.anonymousfestival.co.uk
28 Historic Vehicle Rally Sherborne School Courts. 2pm. Roar Run and Concours for Pre 1970 Cars & Light Commercials plus pre 1980 Motorcycles and 3 Wheelers. 01963 250450
28 Alan West & Steve Black French Leuitenant's Bistro, Lyme Regis. 3pm. Acoustic Americana Music. www.alanwest.co.uk
28 The B Sides The Royal Standard, Lyme Regis Live music. 4pm. 01297 442637 www.theroyalstandardlymeregis.co.uk
28 Ropemakers Birthday Bash Biggest party in town, starting from 4pm, bands, face painting, barbecue.
28 Symene Fete, huge car boot, family fun, beer tent, live music & performances
28 Love Parade Maumbury Rings, Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester. Parade from Town Pump 12:30pm. Free live music until 8pm. Music, comedy, food and other entertainment. Details tbc.
29 Wessex Morrish Men Summer Bank Holiday Tour. 2pm at Crown Inn, Puncknowle. 3pm at The Pier, West Bay. 7pm at The Three Horseshoes, Burton Bradstock. 8pm at The Bull Inn, Swyre. www.wessexmorrismen.co.uk
29 Car Boot Sale Alweston Playing Field, nr Sherborne. 10am start. In aid of Folke Church.
29 Five Churches Fete & Family Dog Show Athelhampton House & Gardens, Nr Dorchester, DT2 7LG. 12pm-4pm. Dog show judging 1pm. Durnovaria Silver Band, pony rides, refreshments, grand draw, variety of stalls, granny's attic, duck race and more. Beer tent and BBQ. firstname.lastname@example.org
29 Bank Holiday Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital by Ian Curor, featuring a wide variety of music. 40mins.
29 Bank Holiday Special Guided Walk of Sherborne Meet at Shebrorne TIC. 1:30pm. Join Blue Badge Guide Cindy for a gentle stroll around this historic town. Only £5 for a thousand years of History! Or for £10 include a Dorset Cream Tea at the end! Whatever the weather. No need to book. Lasts for approximately 1½ hours. Wheelchair friendly. 01935 815341.
29 Bank Holiday Music Maumbury Rings, Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester. 1:30pm-10pm. Free live music, including The Sessions, Rodney Bronigan, Stone Roots, Stompin’ Dave, Grand Reunion and Until there Was (ukelele band). Bring a picnic, bar available.
30 Create a Comic with Dan Bendel, create a new Ridgeway inspired comic based on the myths and legends of the land and illustrate it using found objects and natural materials. Burton Bradstock village hall, 11am -3pm suitable for ages 8+ places £8 from Artsreach 01305 269512 Mon-Fri, dress for mess and remember a drink.
31 Alan West & Steve Black Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. 7pm. Acoustic Americana Music. 01297 442312 www.alanwest.co.uk
31 Ridgeway Stone Carving with Bec Freiesleben, Use traditional carving tools and leave your creative mark on stone! Burton Bradstock Village Hall, 10am -1pm (ages 5-8), 2pm-5pm (ages 9+) places £8 from Artsreach 01305 269512 Mon-Fri, dress for mess and remember a drink.
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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