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What's on in and around West Dorset

December 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

19/03-07/01/17 Speed to the West: A Nostalgic Journey Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm (4pm winter). Exhibition of C20th Railway Posters. www.dorsetcountymuseum.org

07/11-04/01 Great Reindeer Hunt Teddy Bear Museum, Eastgate St/Salisbury St, Dorchester. 10am-4pm - see website for Xmas closing. Santas reindeer are missing, are they hiding in Edward Bear’s house…? www.theteddybearmuseum.co.uk

25/11-23/12 Christmas Exhibition Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street Sherborne. 9:30am-5pm, Mon-Sat. New Work by 15 selected artists. All Gallery stock can be viewed online: 01935 815261 www.jerramgallery.com

29/11/16 - 02/01/17 Pop Up Vintage Shop The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10:30am- 4:30pm. Run by Jan Calow and Mandy Wiscombe who spend all year sourcing, making, repairing, cleaning & renovating their stock. www.townmillarts.co.uk

01 Travellers' Tales: Sicily - cross-roads of Civilisations Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7pm for 7:30pm. Talk by Canon Michael Insley. Free entry, £3 donation encouraged.

01-02 Christmas Under Concorde Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton. 7:30pm. HMS Heron Volunteer Band. 01935 840565

01-03 Joint Schools Musical: Guys and Dolls Sherborne Girls School, Bradford Road, Sherborne. 7:30pm. 01935 812245

02 Chamber Orchestra Recital Tindall Hall, Sherborne School. 1:30pm. Free performance by the students. 01935 812249

02 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 get involved email: Music@BearCatCollective.co.uk

02 Archaeology Unearthed: Bell Beakers Tomorrow Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7pm for 7:30pm. Talk by Dr Volker Heyd. Free entry, £3 donation encouraged.

02 Lyme Bay Photographic Club Competition: Openings Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm-10pm. 01297 442475

03 Festive Cheese and Wine Tasting Morrish and Banham Wine Merchant, Brewery Square, Dorchester. 11am-3pm. Free tasting with Ford Farm Cheeses matched with a selection of delicious wine and port, all available to purchase on the day. For more information please call: 01305 261480

03 Journey to the Stable United Church, South Street, Dorchester. 11am-3pm. Come and experience the Heart of The Christmas Story. Pop in anytime, average journey takes 20-30minutes. 01305 848487.

03 Small Business Saturday Lyme Regis Town. 9am-5pm. Shopping local is not only fun but benefits the whole community. Keep 20% of your Christmas spend local & enjoy treats & special offers from local independent stores. www.lymeregis.org

03 Table Top & Cake Sale Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 10am-1pm. £10 per table. Proceeds to UK Veterans.

03 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 contribution. samantha-jane-@hotmail.co.uk

03 Christmas Bazaar St Peter's Church, High West Street, Dorchester. 10am-12noon.

03 Christmas Sale & Coffee Morning Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Road, Beaminster. 10am-12 noon. Christmas gifts, cards & calendars. Entry £2 (children £1) to inc. a coffee and a piece of cake. www.beaminstermuseum.wordpress.com

03 Upylme Church Fayre Uplyme Church, Lyme Regis. 12noon-2:30pm. Tea & coffee, cakes, rolls, Christmas decorations, crafts, raffle, quiz, Zambia water project, children’s activities and lots more fun! www.uplymechurch.org.uk

03 Christmas Bazaar Buckland Newton Village Hall. 12pm-2pm. Crafts, bric-a-brac, gifts, Christmas decorations, raffle, coffee and mince pies and more. All proceeds in aid of the Church Heating Fund.

03 Charity Coffee Morning Sale Bethany Chapel, Lyme Regis 10:30am-12:30pm. Something for our community. All sorts of stock by and for local charities, including cakes and bric-a-brac. 01297 598246 www.bethany-chapel.co.uk

03 Christmas Fayre Hayes Residential Home, Long St, Sherborne. 1:30pm-5pm. Refreshments available, everyone welcome.

03 A Seasonal Miscellany by the Gillingham Singers Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Music and some readings about the Christmas season. Refreshments at the end with non-alcholic punch with a selection of festival food. £5pp.

03 The Great Lyme Regis Pudding Race Marine Parade, Lyme Regis. 3pm.

03 Encore Singers Sing for Samaritans United Church, South St, Dorchester. 7:30pm. Festive music, ballads & show tunes.

03 A Night at the Movies Dorchester Trinity Club. 7pm till late. A live stage show re-creating hit songs from Rock n Roll, Mamma Mia, Dirty Dancing + more. Fancy dress optional. Plus disco. £7 in advance from Dorchester TIC. £10 on the door.

03 From Darkness To Light Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 7:30pm. Sherborne Chamber Choir sing great choral music to celebrate Advent, inc. Byrd, Finzi, Gibbons, Schutz, Rachmaninov, Jackson & MacMillan. £5-£16 from Sherborne TIC.

03 A Night With The Lions Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. Live Music: 9pm-11:15pm. 01297 442312 nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk

03 Comedy Night The Pilot Boat, Lyme Regis. 8pm. Hosted by Tom Glover. Tickets cost £8 and are available from the Pub. 01297 443157 www.thepilotboatinn.co.uk/comedy-night/

03, 04, 10, 11, 17, 18 Scottie's Christmas Trees, wreaths and log reindeer for sale The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. Scottie's Christmas Trees, wreaths and log reindeer will be on sale at The Town Mill. www.townmillarts.co.uk

03 Visit Father Christmas The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. Visit Father Christmas 12noon-3pm. www.townmillarts.co.uk

03-04 Vintage Christmas Tank Museum, Bovington, Nr Dorchester. 10am-5pm. Vintage market, live music, children's crafts and activities. Learn about life at Christmas time from the 1920's to the Post War era. Living history reenactors around the museum and don't miss Father Christmas arriving by tank! Normal admission applies, annual passed valid.

04 Stress and Chronic Pain. Introductory Workshop by Izzy Robertson and Nayna Kumari. The Dower House, Rousdon, Lyme Regis, DT7 3RB. 10:30am-5:30pm. £105 inc. vegetarian lunch, tea/coffee. Carers welcome. Ten places max. Booking essential. 01297 444 561, nayna@nk-bodypsychotherapy.com www.nk-bodypsychotherapy.com

04 Sherborne Festive Shopping Day Festive shops and stalls, pop-up shops, Dorset Farmers’ Market, street entertainment, Santas’ grotto, Shoppers' Carols in the Abbey at 1:30pm, 2:30pm & 3:30pm, and much more! Tree lighting at 4pm.

04 Special Festive Guided Walk of Sherborne From Sherborne TIC. 2pm. Enjoy a gentle stroll around Historic Sherborne on Festive Shopping Day & learn more of its ancient past with Blue Badge Guide Cindy. £5. No need to book, just turn up.

04 West Bay Light Switch on Celebrations Join us outside St John's Church, West Bay, at 3pm to celebrate the switch on of the Christmas tree lights at 4:30pm. Light refreshments available, mince pies, mulled wine.

04 The Occasional Singers St. Mary's Church, Edward Rd, Dorchester. 3pm. Music for advent. Donations to Save the Children.

06 Christmas Fayre Dorchester Day Centre, Acland Road, DT1 1SH. 11am. Raffle, cakes, crafts, bric-a-brac, stalls & more. Donations for the raffle will be gratefully received. All money raised goes to the Service User Amenity Fund. 01305 269073

06 AGM & Powerpoint Presentation Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 2pm, with Ray Balkwill -. Lyme Arts Soc. 01297 445464

06-18 Christmas Tree Festival United Church Hall, East Street,Bridport. Open daily, 65 decorated trees on display, free admission prayers at noon. Opening times as follows: 7th 10am-9pm, 8th/9th 10am-5:30pm, 10th 10am-4:30pm, 11th 2pm-4:30pm, 12th-16th 10am-5:30pm, 17th 10am-4:30pm, 18th 2pm-4:30pm.

07 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free rectial by Paul Ellis showcasing a wide variety of music. 40mins.

07 Bridport Christmas Cheer Bridport South/West/East Street, Art Centre and Town Hall. 4pm-8pm. Fun filled festive evening, plenty of stalls covering Bridport streets, live music, entertainment, meet and stroke the Reindeer. 01308 424901

07 Mike Denham Speakeasy Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 8pm. Great Jazz Age Music, special guest Trevor Whiting, clarinet, saxophone. Tickets £12.75. www.mikedenham.co.uk

08 Christmas Food and Wine Matching Evening Morrish and Banham Wine Merchant, Brewery Square, Dorchester. 7:30pm. Taste 8 delicious festive wines to match a variety of traditional Christmas treats, from Hive Bakery. Booking essential, £25pp. Tel: 01305 261480 mark@morrishandbanham.com

08 Diabetes UK Christmas Get Together Diabetes Centre, 50 Bridport Rd, Dorchester. 7pm. All those with diabetes welcome.

08 Lunchtime Concert with Kevin Avebury: Renaissance Lute and Guitar Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 1pm-2pm. Free entry, £3 donation encouraged.

08 Sherborne & District Gardeners' Association Talk Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Judith Searles, Florist discusses Festive Arrangements. Followed by the Xmas Party. 01935 813679

08 Fleet Air Arm Museum Reserve Collection Tour Cobham Hall, BA22 8HN. £12. Must be pre-booked: 01935 840565

08 Dorchester Christmas Cracker Dorchester Town Centre. Entertainment from 6:10pm with the light switch on 6:30pm at St Peter's Church. The Anonymous Travelling Market and local stalls with late night shopping. Christmas Craft Market in the Corn Exchange from 4pm-8pm. www.dorchesterchamber.co.uk/dorchester-christmas-cracker/

08-10 Journey to the Stable United Church, South Street, Dorchester. 8th 11am-3pm, 9th 11am-2pm & 10th 11am-3pm.. Experience the Heart of The Christmas Story. Pop in anytime average journey takes 20-30minutes. 01305 848487.

09 Lunch & Learn: Impressionism Around the World. Eastbury Hotel, Long St, Sherborne, DT9 3BY. 10am-3pm. Workshop/lecture and 2 course lunch with wine. £45 01935 813131

09 A Concert of Christmas Music St. Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester. 7:30pm. H.M.S Heron Volunteer Band based at RNAS Yeovilton. In aid of the Floor Reparations Fund. £10pp inc. glass of wine. Tel: 01305 213403

09 Alan West & Steve Black The Pilot Boat, Lyme Regis. Live Music: 9pm. www.thepilotboatinn.co.uk

10 Vintage Market Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 8:30am-3:30pm. 30+ sellers of vintage. 07809 387594

10 Salway Ash Christmas Fair Salway Ash Village Hall, Nr Bridport. 10am -5pm. Mix of local traders displaying & selling their goodies. refreshments all day, free parking & entry. Enquiries 01308 488502

10 Durnovaria Silver Band South Street, Dorchester. 10:30am-12:30pm. Free live music for shoppers to enjoy.

10 Charity Coffee Morning Sale Bethany Chapel, Lyme Regis. 10:30am-12:30pm. Something for our community. Sale of all sorts of stock by and for local charities, including cakes and bric-a-brac. 01298 598246 www.bethany-chapel.co.uk

10 Visit Father Christmas The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. Visit Father Christmas 12noon-3pm. www.townmillarts.co.uk

10 Write like an Egyptian Somerset & Dorset Family History Society, The Parade, Sherborne. 2pm-4:30pm. Dr Patricia Spencer gives an introduction to the beautiful but complex language of the ancient Egyptians. SDFHS members: £8. Non-members: £10. Inc. refreshments. Pre book: 01935 389611 www.sdfhs.org/events/sdfhs-events/

10 Christmas Concert St. Michael's Church, Lyme Regis. 4pm. Led by Dr Richard Hall, director of Dorset Rural Music School and the choirs’ Musical Director, Alex Davies, on piano & organ. Inc. Schubert’s Magnificat and Carols. 01297 444580

10 A Musical Afternoon St George's Church Hall. Fordington, Dorchester. 2:15pm. The Thursday Group with carols, mince pies, songs from the 40's, 50's & 60's plus a quiz. Charge £1 which covers a mince pie and a cup of tea. 01305 269834

10 Music, Mirth & Magic Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 7pm. A Christmas Extravaganza. £10 from Sherborne TIC.

10 Christmas Greetings from Bridport Choral Society Bridport United Church. 7:30pm. An evening of festive music, tickets £8, under 16s £4, price includes a soft drink and mince pie, from Bridport Music and at the door.

10 Jazz Jurassica: Leigh Coleman with Matt Carter Trio By The Bay Restaurant, Lyme Regis Soulman, Leigh Coleman brings a soulful jazzy vibe to Matt Carter’s exciting piano combo. Supper 7pm-8pm, Music 8pm-10pm. Jazz with supper ticket £19.95 + b/f (inc. a 2-course supper). Music only ticket - £10 + b/f. Lyme Regis TIC. www.lymeregisjazzfestival.co.uk

10 Christmas Concert Bridport United Church Hall, East Street. 7:30pm, by Bridport Choral Society.

10 Live Music: Ninebarrow St Martin’s Church, Shipton Gorge. 7:30pm. Innovative and captivating folk duo. Fundraiser for church and village hall. Tickets £10. Details from 01308 897278 or richard@c-m-sltd.co.uk

10 The Relics The Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. Live Music 9pm-11:15pm. 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk

10 Festive Concert with Carols, Readings and Excerpts from Handel’s Messiah St. mary’s Church, Dorchester. 7:30pm. £16 nave or £12 side aile from choir members, Harmony Music, Forum Centre, Dorchester and dcsboxoffice@gmail.com

11 Christmas Wreath Making Workshop Chedington Village Hall. 10am-4pm. Create a beautiful Christmas Wreath from natural materials. £40. Price inc. materials, drinks, lunch & mince pie. Pre Book: 01935 891437 mrsbwhistle@gmail.com

11 Marine Vintage Fair Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis. 12pm-5pm. Vintage & Handmade Christmas Fair Coffee shop, bar & stalls of affordable vintage and retro clothes, books, collectables & homeware. £1 entry. 01297 442394 marinetheatre.com

11 Lyme Town Band Christmas Concert Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 2:30pm. 01297 442312 lymeregistownband.co.uk

12 Community Lecture 'Extrasolar Planets' The Thomas Hardye School Theatre, Queen's Av, Dorchester, DT1 2ET. 7pm. Talk by Dr Nathan Mayne, Senior Lecturer in Astrophysics, University of Exeter. Free but by ticket from school reception.

12 Sherborne Christmas Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 7:30pm-9:30pm. The Abbey's gift to the town, featuring a variety of music from local school choirs, the Sherborne Town Band and Abbey Choir.

13 Sheila Meaney - 'Dear Mother' Pigeons, Parcels and Postmen. United Church Hall, East Street, Bridport. 2:30pm. Mulled Wine and Mince Pies, Members £1, visitors £2.50, all welcome. Members £1, visitors £2.50, 01308 425710

13 Lyme Regis Brewery at the Town Mill Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 2:30pm. By Julian Shaw. £3 lymeregissociety.org.uk

13 The Netherbury Witch Talk Museum, Whitcombe Rd, Beaminster, DT8 3NB. 2:30pm. By Brian Earl. Eye of newt and toe of frog? In Netherbury? Surely not! We dare you to come and find out… £2.50. www.beaminstermuseum.wordpress.com

13 Churches Together Taizé Service Bridport United Church, East St, Bridport. 7pm, Chants, readings, meditation, prayers.

14 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free rectial by Simon Clarkson showcasing a wide variety of music. 40mins.

14 Geology Revealed: Ignite! Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester DT1 1XA. 6:30pm for 7pm. By Bill Verkaik and Jan Hebditch. Christmas party, short talks on local geology, mulled wine or apple juice and mince pies. £3 donation.

14 Dorset Postcard Club Christmas Fayre Youth Association Hall, Lubbecke Way, Dorchester. 7:30pm. 01305 785878

14 Concert by West Dorset Community Orchestra St John’s Church, West Bay. 7.30pm. Plus local vocals (directed by Lesley Whatley) wine and mince pies during the interval. Raffle and retiring collection. Contact Pat Crawford 01308 456297

14 Sherborne Flicks: Absolutely Fabulous Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 7:30pm. £6 from Sherborne TIC.

15 Carol Service for Steam Train Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 3pm.

15 ‘A Quieter Christmas’ Service Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 7pm.

16 Neil Diamond Tribute Night George Albert Hotel, Wardon Hill, Evershot, DT2 9PW. £35 inc. dinner. 01935 483430

16 Christmas Hootenanny Church House, Bathwell Lane. Milborne Port. 7:30pm-10:30pm. Folk, carols, sing-a-long, refreshments and more. 01963 251 533 colin@ceverest.plus.com

16 Christmas Party Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. Lyme Bay Photographic Club Party. 7:30pm-10pm. 01297 442475

17 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

17 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

17 Books, Coffee, Cake Moreton Village Hall, Nr Dorchester DT2 8RE. 10am-12am. Enjoy a cuppa & home made cakes whilst you browse our huge selection of books - ALL at 25p. Plus Home Made/Grown produce. Free Entry.

17 Visit Father Christmas The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. Visit Father Christmas 12noon-3pm. www.townmillarts.co.uk

17 Soul & Mowtown Tribute Night George Albert Hotel, Wardon Hill, Evershot, DT2 9PW. £35, inc. dinner. 01935 483430

17 Durnovaria Silver Band South Street, Dorchester. 10:30am-12:30pm. Free live music for shoppers to enjoy.

17 Shoppers' Carols Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Just turn up and join in!

17 Christmas Party Night Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 7pm-12:30am. Tickets £15 to inc. Christmas punch on arrival, Christmas Buffet, Wessex Star Disco & Cabaret & Spot Prizes. Book Tickets at the View From Offices. 01297 446155

17 Beaminster Gallery Choir Christmas Concert Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Road, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3NB. 7:30pm start. £6 per person to include a glass of wine. www.beaminstermuseum.wordpress.com

17 Christmas Sing-a-long Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 7:30pm-10pm. Sherborne Town Band and Youth Band performing all your favourite carols. Teas, coffees, mincepies and a raffle in the interval. Tickets from Sherborne TIC.

17 Fretworks The Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. Live music 9pm-11:15pm. 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk

18 Abbey Carol Service Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 3pm.

18 Annual Carol Service Bridport United Church Hall, East Street. 4:30pm, followed by refreshments.

18 The Man Who Was Born To Be King Cheap Street Church Hall, Sherborne. 7:45pm. A Play-Cycle on the Life of Jesus Christ, written for broadcast by Dorothy L. Sayers. 01935 818427 / 01935 817284

18 Alan West & Steve Black The French Lieutenant's Bistro, Lyme Regis. Live music from 3pm. www.lymebarbistros.co.uk

18-19 Cinderella Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 6:30pm both nights, plus 2:30pm on Sunday19th. Performed by Sherborne Amateur Pantomime Society. All tickets £8 from Sherborne TIC. Under 2s go free.

19 Christmas Wreath Workshop Loders Village Hall. 10am-3pm. To book a place call 01308 485035 info@boarsbarrow.com

21 Michael Bublé Tribute George Albert Hotel, Wardon Hill, Evershot, DT2 9PW. £40, inc. 3 course dinner. 01935 483430

21 A Musical Celebration of the Christmas Season Highlands End Leisure Centre, Eype. 2:30pm. 07972 472029

22 80's Tribute Night George Albert Hotel, Wardon Hill, Evershot, DT2 9PW. £40, inc. 3 course dinner. 01935 483430

23 Rotary Carols Round The Tree 2016 Broad Street, Lyme Regis 7pm. Get into the festive spirit with the annual Carols Round the Tree in Lyme Regis. As usual, the music will come from Lyme Regis Town Band.

24 Christmas Eve Services Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 5pm Blessing of the Crib & Lighting of the Tree, 11:30pm The First Eucharist of Christmas.

24 Tom Toomey The Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. Live Music: 9pm-11:15pm. 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk

25 Christmas Day Services Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 8am Said Holy Communion BCP, 9:30am Parish Eucharist for Christmas Day, 11:15am Festal Mattins.

25 Christmas Morning Charmouth Fancy Dress 'Swim' Charmouth Beach. 11am sharp Charmouth: Be there by 10:30am to enjoy seeing all the fund-raisers in their (dry) fancy dress -they don't stay in the water a minute longer than they need to - it's all over by 1 minute past 11! in aid of Lyme Regis RNLI. The beach Charmouth. Just turn up and take the plunge.

25 Christmas Lunch Sherborne Churches Together host a Christmas Day Lunch for those otherwise on their own at Christmas. If you or someone you know would like to join us, or volunteer to help out, please contact the Parish Office on 01935 812452 to give your contact info. If you require more info. please call 01935 813962 or 01963 210548.

26 Chideock Christmas Fayre Chideock Village Hall. 11:30am everyone welcome.

26 West Bay Wallow West Bay Harbour, Bridport. A charity fancy dress swim at midday on Boxing Day. 07971 258515

27 West & Black The Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. Live Music 4pm-7pm. 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk

27/12-05/01 Christmas Dinosaur Hunt Dinosaur Museum, Icen Way, Dorchester, DT1 1EW. 10am-4pm. Explore the museum to seek out the answers to the dinosaur mystery - fun for the kids.

31 ABBA NY’s Eve Tribute Night George Albert Hotel, Wardon Hill, Evershot, DT2 9PW. £45, inc. dinner.01935 483430

31 New Year's Eve Disco Dorchester Trinity Club. 7pm-10pm. Bouncy Castle for children. Kitchen open till 10pm. £2.

31 New Year's Eve Tiki Edition The Anchor Inn, Seatown. A night of enjoyment set around the traditional Cocktails & foods that became so popular from the 1930s-1970s and now becoming popular all over again. £45pp for three courses and a complimentary Flaming Fum Punch on arrival. Fancy dress encouraged! 01297 489215 www.theanchorinnseatown.co.uk


01 New Year's Day Lyme Lunge Sandy Beach, Lyme Regis 1pm Lyme Regis Sandy Beach. all for charity. Everyone welcome, whether ‘dipping’ or contributing to our charity collection. Wet suits allowed, preferably with fancy dress over the top, just a paddle in the sea is enough to say you've 'done the Lyme Lunge' for charity. Whether watching or lunging don't forget to arrive early. http://www.whatsoninlyme.co.uk/LymeLunge.pdf

01 Grand Duck Race Higher Mill Flats, Windsor Terrace, Lyme Regis. 12pm. A New Year’s Day Tradition! Watch the ducks race down the River Lym Raising money for Lyme's Christmas Lights.

01 New Year’s Day Walk From Sherborne Abbey porch. 2pm. Learn more of Sherborne’s ancient past with Blue Badge Guide Cindy, £5. Optional hot chocolate afterwards in the Vida Comida, Swan Yard, £1.

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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email: lymeregis.tic@westdorset-weymouth.gov.uk
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