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
01 Cercle Français De Dorchester Age UK, Rowan Cottage, Prince of Wales Road, Dorchester, DT1 1PW. 7:30pm-9:30pm. L'alsace - causerie illustrée par Sonja Lawday. All welcome, both English and French native speakers. Contact phone numbers: Français: 07717 292762 English: 01305 854025 www.dorchesterfrenchcircle.org.uk
01 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
02 NADFAS: The Life and works of Thomas Chippendale Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. 2pm & 8pm. Lecture by Janusz DM Karczewski-Slowikowski BEd Msc. 01935 872136 / 816504 www.sherborne-DFAS.org.uk
02 Trees for Dorset AGM The Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester. 7:30pm. Followed by a Brains Trust on your tree queries - come with questions to the panel Panel: Steve Maros County Arboricultural team leader, Nigel Hewish Head Gardener, Kingston Mauward, Dr Charles Hill Woodland expert, Dr Tony Warne Ecologist. www.treesfordorset.co.uk
02 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital by Paul Ellis, featuring a wide variety of music, approx 40 mins.
02 Tips for faking it Castle Gardens, New Rd, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Free gardening talk, contact for more info. 01935 814633
02 Jurassic Coast with & without my camera Chancery House, Bridport. 7:30pm. Talk by Sam Rose. bridportcameraclub.co.uk
02 Masterchef Charity Dinner Fox and Hounds, Duck Street, Cattistock, DT2 0JH. 7pm. Cooked by celebrity chef Mat Follas. 3 course meal for just £15. To support the people of Fiji after Cyclone Winston. Must pre-book: 01300 320444.
03 What is Caring? Mountfield, Rax Lane, Bridport, DT6 3JP. 10am-2pm. Free Workshops for carers. 0300 111 3303
03 Tales of the Deep Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis, DT7 3AA. 2:30pm. Presentation by Prof. Denys Brunsden of spectacular sea-floor surveys with incredible imagery, including Weymouth Bay. 01297 445537 www.woodmeadhalls.co.uk
03 National Theatre Live: Hangmen The Regent Cinema, Lyme Regis. 7pm. Live Event Cinema. 01297 442053
03 A Chronicle of Country Life–the Photographs of James Ravilious Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 8pm. The widow of artist James Ravilious shares with us her husband’s legacy of exquisite photographs of North Devon farming communities in the 1960s and 1970s. Poignant & memorable images taken to preserve a vanishing world. 01935 814286
04 Strings Recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. Free performance by the students of Sherborne School.
04 Local Heroes Wine Tasting Morrish & Banham Wine Merchant, Brewery Square, Dorchester DT1 1GW. Usually 7pm-9pm. £15-£20. 01305 261480 email@example.com
04 Phil Wells Triptych competition Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. Photographic Club. 7:30pm-10pm. 01297 442475
04 Women's World Day of Prayer - Praying for Cuba Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, High West St, Dorchester, DT1 1UP. 10:30am. Speaker Jackie Clayton. All welcome. www.wwdp.org.uk www.holytrinitycatholicchurchdorchester.org.uk
04 Women's World Day of Prayer - Praying for Cuba The Quiet Space, (nr Garden Centre), Poundbury, DT1 3RQ. 7:15pm.
04 The Guns of Navarone Ska Band The Ropemakers, Bridport. 9:15pm. Live music. 01308 421255 www.theropemakers.com
04 Dorset Owls and their Habitat United Church Hall, Bridport. 7:30pm. Dorset Wildlife Trust illustrated talk by Paul Sturgess, a Dorset Photographer. All welcome. Donation £2 members - £3 non-members. www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk
04/11/18/25 Friday Nights at The Marine The Marine Theatre Bar, Lyme Regis. 5pm-1am. serving up cocktails, wines, local beers and real ales plus music every week: bands, musicians, DJs and open-mic 01297 442138 www.marinetheatre.com
04-16 Across Boundaries' Exhibition The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10:30am-5pm. Free admission. Artist Julie Oldfield explores boundaries with experimental paintings influenced by travels around the world. 01297 445972
04-23 Exhibition of Wildlife & Sporting Art Jerram Gallery, Half Moon St. Sherborne. 9:30am-5pm Mon-Sat. 01935 815261
05 AGM - Blackmore Vale & Yeovil Association in support of the National Trust Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 2:30pm. AGM and talk by Alan Power the Head Gardener at Stourhead. No charge. 01747 838810 firstname.lastname@example.org
05 ‘Conservation and Destruction; Church Restoration in Victorian Dorset’ RC Church, Westbury, Sherborne. 2:30pm. 2016 Jibb Gibb Memorial Lecture by T.P.Connor FSA. £5 in advance from the Museum, or on the door. Tea & Cake after.
05 Dorset Chamber Orchestra: Music for Youth (and all the family) St. Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester, DT1 2HJ. 4pm. With Martin Clunes O.B.E (narrator), whose collaboration with writer Richard Barker and composer Liz Sharma forms the centrepiece. Feat. Elise Griffin - 9 year old violin soloist, young musicians from ‘Stringendo’ and The Thomas Hardye School. £11, from Harmony Music, Dorchester. U18s free. 01305 260360 www.dorsetchamberorchestra.org
05 Dorchester & West Dorset District Scout Council 14th Purbeck Big Band Concert The Corn Exchange, High East St, Dorchester. 7:45pm. Music from the Big Band era. Tickets £7.50 from Dorchester TIC & at the door on the night.
05 Swing Night Cerne Abbas Village Hall, Kettle Bridge Lane, Cerne Abbas, Dorchester, DT2 7GY. 7:30pm-10:30pm. Dance music from The Mill Street Jazz Band featuring the Decadettes. Wear something from the 40s, 50s or 60s. Tickets £12 each from Cerne Abbas Village Stores or Bunty. In aid of Cerne Abbas Village Hall. Call for more info: 01300 341157
05 Death Café United Church Hall, Bridport, DT6 3LJ. 10am-12:30pm. Come & ask your questions about wills, funeral planning, what to do when someone dies and support. Refreshments available with lots of chocolate cake. All welcome.
05 Live Music: Blue Deal The Nag's Head, Lyme Regis Live music until late. 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk
05 The Sweetchunks Band The Ropemakers, Bridport, live music from 9.15pm 01308 421255 www.theropemakers.com
05-06 Lambing Weekend Kingston Maurward Animal Park & Gardens, DT2 8PX. 10am-4pm. 01305 215003 www.morekmc.com
05-11 Dorset Women’s Week In celebration of International Women’s Day on 8 March 2016. Many activities throughout the week culminates with the 11th annual Dorset Women’s Day, hosted by WAND at the Dorford Centre Dorchester on 12th March from 10am-3:30pm. See full programme online for details: http://wandwomen.org.uk/tag/dorset-womens-week/
06 Rotary Great Western 10K Run Lewston School. A multi terrain 10K run organised by the Rotary Club of Sherborne Castles and Yeovil Town Road Running Club. There is also a shorter 2K fun run starting at approx 10:30am. Entries via www.rotarygreatwestern.co.uk OR www.yeoviltownrrc.com/greatwesten10k or call for info: 07770 998480
06 Special Event to Mark the 50th Anniversary of the Closure of the S&D Railway Gartell Light Railway, Common Lane, Yenston, nr Templecombe. Two very special steam trains & 9 coach trains running in the morning and the afternoon. Please contact to book a trip. Optional lunch or cream tea available. 01963 370752 www.newglr.weebly.com
07 U3A Talk The Parish Centre, Culliford Road, Dorchester, DT1 1QG. Coffee 10:15am, starts 10:30am. Talk by Alison Mullins, in the Metropolitan Police Vice Squad for 17yrs until she was assaulted and disabled. www.dorchesteru3a.org.uk
07 Mastering Meditation Quaker Meeting House, Holloway Road, Dorchester DT1 1LF. 7pm-8:30pm. All welcome £7. Discount cards available. Call or see website for more information: 02380 557077 www.thekchencentre.org
07 WG Grace Talk with Richard Tomlinson Symondsbury Tithe Barn 2:30pm. A talk by Richard Tomlinson on WG Grace. Tickets are £12.00 from Bridport TIC. Organised by the Friends of Bridport Literary Festival 01308 424901
07 Salisbury Cathedral Choir St Aldhelm's Church and Community Hall, School Drive, Crossways, DT2 8WR. 7:30pm. £10 adults, Under 16s £5. Tickets from Dorchester TIC and Crossways Rectory. 01305 854046
08 NADFAS Wessex Area Day Course Cerne Abbas Village Hall, Kettle Bridge lane (Off Duck Street) Cerne Abbas, Dorchester, DT2 7GY. 10:15am for 10:25am-approx. 3pm. Course on Spanish Art: Habsburg patrons & English collectors by Ms Gail Turner. £24. Application form via: www.nadfas-wessex-area.org Email: email@example.com
08 Living Sustainably in Dorchester The Dorford Centre, Top o' Town, Dorchester. 7:30pm. Talk by Candida Blacker, Programme Co-ordinator Communities Living Sustainably. £3 donation encouraged. www.dorchestercivicsociety.org.uk
08 The Lost Village of Tyneham St George's Church Hall, Fordington, Dorchester. 2:30pm. NT South Dorset Association, Talk by Paul Fancy - Tyneham Access Warden. £3 members. Guests welcome. £4 inc. refreshments. 01300 321601
08 Spring lawn care Castle Gardens, New Rd, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Free gardening talk, contact for more info. 01935 814633
08 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
09 Sherborne Flicks: Spectre Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. James Bond action. £6 from Sherborne TIC
09 Dorset Postcard Club 'Royal Navy Part 1' Dorset Youth Association Hall, Lubbecke Way, Dorchester, DT1 1QL. 7:30pm. Talk by Stuart Morris. For more information please contact the Secretary, Sue Lee: 01305 785878
09 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital by Stephen Bell, featuring a wide variety of music, approx 40 mins.
09 Geology Lecture: Taphonomy - Where Biology meets Geology Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester DT1 1XA. 6:30pm for 7pm. By Dr Peter Andrews, with Dr Sylvia Hixson. Free, £3 donation encouraged. 01305 756827
10 Lunchtime Concert: Dorchester Piano Trio Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 1pm-2pm. To include music by Beethoven, Rachmaninov, Cesar Frank and Elgar. Free, £3 donation encouraged. 01305 262735
10 Dorset County Museum - Past, Present and Future St George's Church Hall, High Street Fordington, Dorchester, DT1 1LB. 2:15pm. By Dr. Peter Down. £1 to cover a cup of tea and a biscuit. Please contact Rae Kozary: 01305 269834
10 My Memories of the Penlee Lifeboat Disaster, by Mike McLaren WI hall, North Street, Bridport, 7.30pm, 01308 459885
11 1940s Dinner Dance Thomas Hardye School Theatre, Queen's Av, Dorchester, DT1 2ET. Drink, dance and be merry.
11 A Level Recitals Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. Free performance by the students of Sherborne School.
11 Gin Karma Night Morrish & Banham Wine Merchant, Brewery Sq, Dorchester. 7pm-9pm. £15-£20. 01305 261480
11 Wines for Springtime Tasting Evening Brownsword Hall, Poundbury. 7:30pm. Provided by Majestic Wines. In aid of Julia's House Children's Hospices. Tickets £10pp inc. nibbles from Julia's House Shop in Dorchester: 01202 644220
11 "Rousdon and the Peek Family" by Nicky Campbell Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis, DT9 3PG. U3A meeting. Coffee/tea at 10am-10:40am. Talk at 11am, small donation if non-member. 01297 444566 http://whatsoninlyme.co.uk/U3A.htm
11 The Fat Marrow Blues Band The Ropemakers, Bridport, live music from 9.15pm 01308 421255 www.theropemakers.com
11-13 ‘Folk Music From The West Country’ The Friary, Hilfield, nr Dorchester, DT2 7BE A weekend exploring folk music from Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset with Alan and Gill McIntosh. 01300 341345 www.hilfieldfriary.org.uk
12 Coffee Morning Bridport United Church Hall, Bridport. 10am-12noon. In aid of West Dorset Mencap. All welcome.
12 Fundraising to provide warm dry clothes & hot drinks for Lesbos refugees St James Church, Longburton. 10:30am-12noon. Stalls will include cakes, bric-a-brac, books, gifts, raffle for hamper. Refreshements available. 01963 210370
12 Sherborne Young Musician of the Year Tindall Hall, Sherborne School, Sherborne. 7:30pm. The final round of the stage of the competition & concert. Tickets cost £10, including a glass of wine and are available from Sherborne TIC, Winstone's books and from 01963 251255. Entrants and people or businesses who are interested in supporting or donating to the competition can contact Kevin Waterfall by email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 07825 152251
12 Bratton Manor, Devon - Looking at Manorial Documents Loders Village Hall, Loders, Nr Bridport, DT6 3SA. 2pm-4:30pm. Talk by Kim Baldacchino. Organised by The Somerset and Dorset Family History Society. Members £1.50, Visitors £3 (inc. afternoon tea). Info: Jane 01308 425710 email: email@example.com www.sdfhs.org/groups/west-dorset/
12 Sherbone Chamber Choir: Israel in Egypt Sherborne Abbey. 7:30pm. Handel’s dynamic telling o the Israelites’ journey from bondage to freedom and their acknowledgement fo God. Tickets £5-£20 from Sherborne TIC, students under 18 free.
12 South African Jazz Evening St Peter's Church, Eype, Bridport. With Philip Clouts & The Cape Town Sun Splash Quartet with singer Estelle Koket. Includes a two course meal £30. In aid of Tusk Trust. Tickets from Bridport TIC. 01308 424901
12 Quiz Night Wootton Fitzpaine Village Hall 7pm for 7:30pm. A classic Quiz Night over supper. In aid of Dementia UK. Bar available. Includes a hot supper - tickets from Bill Taylor Tel: 01297 560081 or any Lyme Regis Rotarian. 01297 560081
12 Ridgeway Radio presents Radio Daze Brownsword Hall, Poundbury, DT1 3GW. 7:30pm-11pm. Celebrating 50 years of hospital broadcasting in Dorchester. Join us for an evening of speed bingo, radio karaoke, 50 years of disco. Radio Quiz and Spot that tune competitions - £100s prizes to be won. Tickets £10, free buffet supper included. 01305 753867
12 Foo Foo and the Boy The Ropemakers, Bridport. Live music from 9:15pm. 01308 421255 www.theropemakers.com
12 Dorset Women's Day The Dorford Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester, DT1 1RR. 10am - 3:30pm. Workshops, crafts, stalls, light refreshements. Part of Dorset Women's Week 5th-12th March. 01305 252204 www.wandwomen.org.uk
12 Dorchester Choral Society with a Student Choir from DASP St. Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester, DT1 2HJ. 7:30pm. Carmina Burana - Carl Orff and The Rio Grande - Constant Lambert. Tickets £16 (nave) or £14/12 (side aisle) from Choir Members; Harmony Music, Forum Centre Trinity St; Info call: 01305 85297 firstname.lastname@example.org
12 Live Music: Real World The Nag's Head, Lyme Regis Live music until late. 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk
12/02-2/03 Coastline' Exhibition The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10:30am-4:30pm. Celebrating the British coastline as interpreted by local artists in exciting & unexpected ways. 01297 445972 www.townmillarts.co.uk
12-23 Connections: Out of the Blue' Exhibition The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PU. 10:30am-5pm. Free admission. A colourful, energetic and uplifting exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Rose Richards, Painter, Peter Coates, Painter, Toni West, Sculptor. 01297 444042 www.townmillarts.co.uk/connections-out-of-the-blue/
13 Wessex Strings Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 3pm. £10 inc. (afternoon tea) from Sherborne TIC. Under 18s free.
13 Bolshoi: Spartacus (Pre-recorded) The Regent Cinema, Lyme Regis. 2:45pm. In ancient Rome, Spartacus, a Thracian soldier, is captured by Crassus with his wife Phrygia. Forced to fight as a gladiator and kill one of his friends, Spartacus plots an unprecedented uprising. 01297 442053 http://lymeregis.scottcinemas.co.uk/films/bolshoi:spartacus (pre-recorded).
13 Soar into Song United Church, Charles Street entrance, Dorchester 2pm-4pm. Singing workshop with Kathie Prince. £5, accompanied 8-12s free. More details and to book call: 01305 269510 www.dorchestercommunityplay.org.uk
13/02-09/03 Printmaking' Exhibition The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Lyme Regis 10:30am-4:30pm. Free admission. Printmakers from the Southwest will have the opportunity to showcase their latest works and visitors will be encouraged to sample traditional printmaking techniques in workshops. 01297 444042 www.townmillarts.co.uk/printmaking-open/
14 Community Lecture: Water Thomas Hardye School Theatre, Queen's Av, Dorchester, DT1 2ET. 7pm start. By Alok Jha, ITV Science Correspondent & author. Free, but by ticket only, from School Reception 2wks prior. Max.4pp. 01305 266064
14 Mastering Meditation Quaker Meeting House, Holloway Road, Dorchester, DT1 1LF. 7pm-8:30pm. All welcome. £7 per person. Discount cards available. Call or see website for more details: 02380 557077 www.thekchencentre.org
15 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
16 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital by Chris Liddle, featuring a wide variety of music, approx 40 mins.
16 Sherborne W.I. “A Talk and Demonstration about Chocolate" Catholic Church Hall, Westbury. 2:30pm presented by Deanna de Burgh, showing goods for Easter. New members &visitors welcome at a cost of £3, to inc. refreshments.
16 Dorset Sinfonia - Braham's second concerto featuring Duncan Honeybourne St. Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester, DT1 2HJ. 7:30pm. £8 on door and in advance from Dorchester TIC & Weymouth Pavilion. Under 16s free.
16 Hidden Dorchester Charlton Down Village Hall, Sherren Avenue, Charlton Down, DT2 9UA. 7:30pm. An illustrated talk presented by David Taylor. Organised by Charlton Down Local History Group. Entry £3. All Welcome. 01305 756069
16 Competition NO4: 'Close Up' Chancery House, Bridport Judge Kath Mcnight. 7:30pm www.bridportcameraclub.co.uk
16-30 Perspectives' Exhibition The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10:30am-4:30pm. Three local artists join together to showcase an exciting, eclectic mix of contrasting styles and subjects. 01297 445972 www.townmillarts.co.uk
17 Spring Wine Tasting Seaside Boarding House, Burton Bradstock, DT6 4RB. 6:45pm. £15. An aperitif and canapes on arrival, followed by an eight wine tasting. Hotel will independently offer a two or three course supper. Booking essential on 01305 261480 email@example.com
17 History in Our Town’s Schools Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 8pm. Lecture by six local students. 01963 370899
17 Ramblers Walk: Lambert's Castle (NT) Meet at Lambert's Castle Car Park, nr Marshwood. (SY365987). This is a 6 mile circular Ramblers Walk starting at 10am. Everyone welcome, please phone to confirm details. 01935 429773
17 Radipole before R.S.P.B Talk St George's Church Hall, Fordington, Dorchester, DT1 1LB. 7:45pm Talk given by Bob Ford. An interesting subject about the reserve. £3 admission group member. £3.50 visitor to include tea and biscuits.
17 Travellers' Tales: A Year in the Congo Dorset County Museum, High West Street. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7pm for 7:30pm. Talk by David James on the Democratic Republic of Congo providing security for the first general elections to be held in the country for 50 years. Free, £3 donation encouraged. 01305 756827 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
18 Auction of Militaria, Medals, Coins, Stamps, Postcards, Clocks, Watches and other collectors items Charterhouse Sale Rooms, Long Street, Sherborne. 01935 812277 See website for catalogue: www.charterhouse-auctions.co.uk
18 Wind Band Recital The Big School Room, Sherborne School. 1:30pm. Free performance by the talented students.
18 An Introduction to the St Ives School of Painting Highlands End Leisure Centre, Eype. 2:30pm. W.D.Decorative & Fine Arts Society talk by Mr David Westhead. For members and visitors, further info from Mrs C Everall : 07972 472029
18 Michael Partington Classical Guitar Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Music by Albeniz & more. £15 from Wayne’s Butchers & Post Office in Milborne Port, Winstone’s Book Store in Sherborne & Sherborne TIC. 01963 250907
18 Colmers Hill Charity Spring Fashion Show Symondsbury Tithe Barn. Doors open 6:30pm, tickets £10. 01308 424114
18 Alan Humphries shows his pictures of Kerala, South West India Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. 7:30pm-10pm. Lyme Bay Photographic Club event. All welcome. 01297 442475 http://lymebayphotographicclub.org/
18 Testament of Youth 'Milborne Movies' Milborne St Andrew Village Hall, Nr Dorchester, DT11 0JX. Doors and bar open 7pm for 7:30pm start. A story of young love, the futility of war, and how to make sense of the darkest times. £3.50 on door.
18 Boy Le Monti, vintage ska, rock steady and other excellent tunes The Ropemakers, Bridport. 9:15pm. 01308 421255
18 Spring Wine Tasting Café Paninis, Brewery Square, DT1 1QR Dorchester. 7pm .£35. Aperitif & canapes on arrival, followed by an 8 wine tasting and a 2 course supper. Booking essential: 01305 261480 firstname.lastname@example.org
18-19 Walk of Prayer & Witness with the Cross Starting from Cornhill with High East Street in Dorchester to Wool. Over two days. Hope to raise money for Christian Blind Mission to restore the sight of 144 people - 10 people for each mile. Walk or cycle, to take part contact: Ian Benson: 01935 83562 email: email@example.com or see website: www.dorcf.org
19 The Wurzels + Skimmity Hitchers The Tithe Barn, Symondsbury, Bridport, DT6 6HG. The legends of the West Country performing. Doors open 6:30pm. Tickets available in advance from: 01308 424116 or www.symondsburyestate.co.uk
19 Book Fair Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 9:30am-4pm. Popular monthly book fair, many stalls. 01803 613356
19 Spring Charity Ball Freshwater Holiday Park. 7pm till late. Hot meal, dessert & coffee, music by Vinyl Monkeys. £27.50 from Bridport Music, fundraising for Bridport Ambulance & Weldmar. 01308 459876 firstname.lastname@example.org
19 Spring Fayre, Dorchester Moose Ladies Circle United Church, Charles Street, Dorchester From 10am-12:30pm. Home made cakes, preserves, Jewellery , Bric a Brac and more. Join us for a cuppa. Raising funds for Mind and New Life.
19 Funkathon, Funk, Soul & Disco The Ropemakers, Bridport. 9:15pm. Live music. 01308 421255 www.theropemakers.com
19 Bridport Museum Re-Opens Bridport Museum, South Street. Free entry. 01308 458703 www.bridportmuseum.co.uk
19 Live Music: Sky Lizard The Nag's Head, Lyme Regis Live music until late. 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk
19/03-07/01/16 Speed to the West: A Nostalgic Journey Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester DT1 1XA. Mon-Sat 10am-4pm (5pm winter). Exhibition of 20thC Railway Posters. 01305 756827 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
20 The Seven Last Words From The Cross St Mary's Church, Beaminster, DT8 3BA. A Passiontide Reflection for Choir and Organ, 3:30pm. Tickets £8 from Church Office and Yarn Barton Centre, Beaminster. www.beaminstersingers.org
21 Mastering Meditation Quaker Meeting House, Holloway Road, Dorchester, DT1 1LF. 7pm-8:30pm. All welcome. £7 per person. Discount cards available. Call or see website for details: 02380 557077 www.thekchencentre.org
21 Royal Opera House: Boris Godunov (Opera) (12A) The Regent Cinema, Lyme Regis, DT7 3JB. 7pm. Live Event Cinema. Call or see website for more details: 01297 442053 http://lymeregis.scottcinemas.co.uk/artsandevents/rsclive
21 The Skazki Trip: Violin, Cello, Piano The Hub, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm. Ticket £15, price includes a complimentary drink.
22 Abbotsbury Swannery St George's Church Hall, Fordington, Dorchester. 2:30pm. NT South Dorset Association, Talk by Dave Wheeler, Abbotsbury Swanherd. £3 members. Guests welcome. £4 inc. refreshments. 01300 321601
22 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
22-27 ‘Holy Week and Easter’ The Friary, Hilfield, nr Dorchester, DT2 7BE. An opportunity to share with the Community in celebrating Jesus’ Passion and Resurrection. – Now fully booked - More info: 01300 342311 www.hilfieldfriary.org.uk
23 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital by Simon Clarkson, featuring a wide variety of music.
23 Graphene Senior Lunch Club, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Sherborne Science Café Lecture by Dr Sharon Strawbridge.
23 Apertivo and Antipasti with The Dorset Foodie Morrish & Banham Wine Merchant, Brewery Square, Dorchester. Usually 7pm-9pm. £15-£20. 01305 261480 email@example.com
23 ‘Soft fruit, Pests and Diseases’ Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Rd, Uplyme, Lyme Regis, DT7 3UY. 7:30pm. An Upylme Horticultural Society talk by Robert Cook, a commercial fruit grower from Kent . https://ulrhs.wordpress.com
24 Julia’s House Sherborne Friends Group Butterfly Room, Castle Gardens Sherborne. 2:30pm. Info: 01202 644220
24 Learn the Basics of photography Bridport Town Hall. 7pm, £5 Catherine Carter is taking part in 'The Great Wall of China Challenge' to fundraise she is putting on talks. £5 donation. 07545 144477 www.catherinecarterphotography.com
24 Dance Show Thomas Hardye School Theatre, Queen's Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 2ET. 7:30pm. £4, on door (£2 conc.)
24 Exhibition Lecture: Speed to the West - A Railway Journey in Art Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester DT1 1XA. 7pm-7:30pm. By Dr Richard Furness Ceng. Brief look at the historical development of railway posters over 130yrs from early Victorian lithographs through to modern digital images. Free, £3 donation encouraged. 01305 756827
24-29 Art Society Exhibition Salt House, West Bay, nr Bridport, DT6 4HD . Bridport Art Society Annual Exhibition.
25 Easter Egg Hunt The Toy Barn Sherborne LTD, Blackmarsh Farm, Sherborne. 11am-4pm. Dress up for the day in the wackiest costumes possible, a prize for best costume. Egg hunts every hour. 01935 815040 www.toy-barn.co.uk
25-28 Giant Easter Egg Hunt Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Bullers Way, DT3 4LA. A day out for all the family! Abbotsbury Giant eggs to be won each day and many more prizes. 01305 871387 www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk
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. Spot the dinosaur eggs & solve the Dinosaur Mystery. www.thedinosaurmuseum.com
25/03-10/04 Easter Holiday Activities 'Tank Men' Tank Museum, Bovington, BH20 6JG. Talks, tours, trails and activities.
25-26 Lyme Regis Beer Fest The Marine Theatre, Church St, Lyme Regis, DT7 3QB. Showcasing the finest locally brewed beers and ciders, together with the cream of local musical talent. More info via: 01297 442138 www.marinetheatre.com
25-28 Easter Fun Kingston Maurward Animal Park & Gardens, DT2 8PX. 10am-4pm. 01305 215003 www.morekmc.com
26 PBFA Bookfair Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 10am-4pm. £1 entry. 01935 850210 www.pbfa.org
26 Vintage Market Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 8:30am-3:30pm. 25+ sellers of quality vintage. 07809 387594
26 Chasty Cottage Antiques Fair Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. Up to 35 stands (6 & 12 foot combos) homemade food and refreshments available. Entrance £1 for all comers, opening 8:30am (trade), 9:30am (public) until to 4pm.
26 The Boogie Men Bucky Doo Square, Bridport, DT6 3LF. 10am-12noon. Music for Shoppers’ enjoyment.
26 Family Fun Evening Trinity Club, 38 Trinity Street, Dorchester, DT1 1TT. 7:30pm. Disco & Easter egg hunt. Competition for children. All families welcome. Non-members entry £2. Food available to purchase on the night. 01305 262671
26 Artists for Albatrosses' talk West Stafford Village Hall, West Stafford, DT2 8AG. 7pm. An illustrated talk about an expedition to paint the wildlife and landscape of South Georgia to raise funds for albatross conservation. £5. 01305 753639
26 Wessex Local Craft & Food Producers Market Brownsword Hall, Middlemarsh Street, Poundbury, DT1 3GW. 10:30am -4pm. Refreshments. Free entry. Supporting Hangers Heroes The Small Charities Charity. 01305 753867
26 The Blue Room Baboons The Ropemakers, Bridport. Live music from 9:15pm. 01308 421255 www.theropemakers.com
26 Live music until late The Nag's Head, 32 Silver St, Lyme Regis DT7 3HS. 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk
26-30 A Quest For Tranquillity' Exhibition The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. Self-taught artist, David Manners, only took up painting four years ago and has already exhibited globally. 01297 444042 www.townmillarts.co.uk
27 Ramblers Walk: Meet at Sydling St Nicholas, GR SY632994. Nearest postcode: DT2 9NX. 11 mile circular Ramblers Walk starting at 10am. Local walk grade: B. Everyone welcome, please phone organiser to confirm details. 01935 477273
27 Easter Bonnet Parade Baptist Church, Broad St, Lyme Regis. Judging of the Easter Bonnets 2pm. Bonnet Parade 3pm led by the Mayor finishing at the Jubilee Pavilion on the sea front. Prizes after judging. www.lymeregiscarnival.co.uk
27 Alan Black & Steve West The French Lieutenant's Bistro, Lyme Regis. 3pm. Music. http://www.alanwest.co.uk
28 Bank Holiday Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital by Jonathan Vaughn, featuring a wide variety of music.
28 Easter Monday Special Sherborne Town Walk From the Abbey Porch, Sherborne Abbey. 11am. Join Blue Badge Guide Cindy for a gentle stroll around this historic town. Lasts Approx. 1&1/2hours. £5.per person. 01935 815341
28 The Woodroffe Schoole PTA Duck Race Higher Mill Flats, Lyme Regis, DT7 3AW. 12pm. 1000 plastic ducks will enter the water, guided by the local Lyme Regis RNLI team from the start near Higher Mill Flats down to Jordan Flats. £1 per ticket (available to purchase 2 hours prior to the race in the town centre and on sale through shops.
28 The Railway Children (PG) Regent Cinema, Lyme Regis. 3pm. Oliver award winning show broadcast live from London. Classic story of 3 children whose lives change dramatically when their father is mysteriously taken away. 01297 442053
29 Rhode Hill House Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 2:30pm. Talk by Audrey Standhaft. Visitors £3. www.lymeregissociety.org.uk
29 Barrel Organ Demonstration (Gordon Bartlet) Dorset County Museum, High West Street. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 3pm-4pm. Hear our newly restored 19thC barrel organ play any number of traditional melodies. www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
29 Bridport Guided Walk Bridport Museum, South Street, Bridport. The walks cost £2.50 per person, pay on the day. They leave from the museum at 10am. Aprox 1.5 hours, easy level walking. 01308 458703 firstname.lastname@example.org
29 The Hermitage Ensemble Rusian Orthodox Male Voice Choir St Andrew’s Church, Yetminster, DT9 6LG. 7pm. Choral Music and Russian folk songs by St Peterburg’s finest vocal ensemble. £10. email@example.com 01935 872921
30 Jubilee String Quartet Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7pm for 7:30pm. Haydn, Mozart & Janacek. £12 (students £2) from museum in advance & on door. www.dorset-county-museum-music-society.org.uk
30 Craft Academy: Family Activity Morning Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester DT1 1XA. 10:30am-12:30pm. Adults should remain with their children at all times. Up to two children admitted per adult. 01305 756827
30 Talk by Jane & Stephen Lee, 'Poles Apart' Chancery House, Bridport, DT6 3JT. 7:30pm. www.bridportcameraclub.co.uk
31 The Earls of Pembroke and the Ladies Who Made a Difference! Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 8pm. Lecture by Ros Liddington on the succession of wives & daughters that influenced the history of the family & its home. 01963 370899
31 Bridport Guided Walk Bridport Museum, South Street, Bridport. The walks cost £2.50 pp, pay on the day. They leave from the museum at 10am. Approx 1.5 hours, easy level walking. 01308 458703 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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