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
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. Exhibition of 20thC Railway Posters. 01305 262735 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
25/03-10/07 Life Below Stairs Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Road, Nr Bridport DT8 3NB. 10:30am-4pm. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Bank Holidays. 2pm-4:30pm Sundays. 01308 863623
25/03-30/10 Census Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Road, Nr Bridport DT8 3NB. Opening times as above. 01308 863623
29/04-01/05 Lyme Regis Fossil Festival Around Lyme Regis. Natural science & arts extravaganza featuring live street theatre, music & exhibitors from some of the UK's top natural science organisations and institutions. Call Lyme Regis TIC to book fossil festival walks & talks on 01297 442138. www.fossilfestival.com
29/04-03/05 Sherborne Abbey Music Festival Various locations in Sherborne. Featuring a wide variety of events including James Gallway, and Voces 8. Tickets & further details from Sherborne TIC or online. www.sherborneabbeyfestival.org
Until 05/06 Unknown Photographs of Dorset Tea Room, Dorset County Museum, High West St. DT1 1XA. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. The Photographic Archive Team present a collection of unidentified photos - can you identify them? 01305 262735
Until 03/06 Commemoration of the Dorset Yeomanry Exhibition Victorian Gallery, Dorset County Museum. As above.
01 RNLI fundraiser, Sea Shanties Cream Teas Salt House, West Bay, DT6 4EN. 9am-5pm. 01308 456722
01 Dorset Knob Throwing & Frome Valley Food Festival Cattistock Nr Dorchester. 10am-4pm. Knob Throwing & additional fun knob attractions, local food & entertainment. Adult £4, Under 12s free. Free car parking. www.dorsetknobthrowing.com
01 Ramblers Walk Starts Cerne Abbas, Kettle Bridge Car Park. GR ST664015. 10am. Via Redpost Hill. 01935 477273
01 Blessing of the Boats The Boathouse, The Cobb, Lyme Regis. Rogation Sunday - when traditionally, the Lyme Regis Lifeboat holds a Blessing of the Boats family service outside the boathouse at The Cobb. Wreaths are blessed and taken out to sea by the lifeboat where they are laid to commemorate those lost at sea.
01 May Day Fete Anning Road Recreation Ground, Lyme Regis. 2pm. Join the many local organisations who will have stalls around the arena. Entertainment from the young people of Lyme. 01297 442220 firstname.lastname@example.org
01 Cheddington Open Gardens Cheddington, Dorset. 2pm. Conservation village with panoramic views over the surrounding Dorset & Somerset countryside, inc. the source of the River Parrett. Raising funds for Chedington Village Hall. £3.50 entry.
01 The Fisher Sinfonia Presents Mozart Divertmento, Shostakovich Octet & Mendelssohn Octet All Saints Church, Merriott, TA16 5PS. 2:30pm for 3pm, Tickets £8 from: Osborne Stores Merriott, Crewkerne Visitor Centre or 01460 76360
01 Simply Westlife George Albert Hotel, Wardon Hill, Evershot, Nr Dorchester DT2 9PW. Performing all the hits from one of Britain's Biggest Boybands. £35pp inc. 3 course meal. Reserve your table on: 01935 483430
01-02 Big Banana Bonanza! Monkey World, Nr Wool BH20 6HH. 10am-5pm. Every child that enters the park bringing a banana for the primates receives a FREE Monkey World badge! 01929 462537 www.monkeyworld.org
01 Live Music: Crimson on Silver The Royal Standard, Lyme Regis. http://theroyalstandardlymeregis.co.uk/ 01297 442637
02 Overcoming Negative Habits Quaker Meeting House, Holloway Road, Dorchester DT1 1LF. 7pm-8:30pm. All welcome. £7. Discount vouchers available. 02380 557077 www.thechencentre.org
02 Dorchester & Districts U3A Talk 'Recycle for Dorset - Collection Service' The Parish Centre, Culliford Rd, Dorchester, DT1 1QG. 10:15am for 10:30am start, talk by Kristen Juniper, Waste Education Officer. www.dorchesteru3a.org.uk
02 Grand Rotary Book Sale and Children’s Tombola Jubilee Shelters, The Marine Parade, Lyme Regis. 10am-4pm.
02 Fossil Fair Marquee near the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis. 10am - 5pm. The Jurassic Coast is home to some of the most spectacular fossils in the United Kingdom. Art & Craft in the Tent: Local artists and makers displaying and selling their paintings, cards, prints, jewellery, ceramics, glass, wood and more. www.fossilfestival.com
02 Duck Race Higher Mill Flats nr Woodmead Road Bridge, Lyme Regis. In aid of Lyme Regis Christmas Lights. 12 noon.
02 Bank Holiday Guided Town Walk from Sherborne TIC. 2pm. A historic stroll with Blue Badge Guide, Cindy. £5. 1½-2 hrs.
04 Ken Kinghorn Bucky Doo Square, Bridport, DT6 3LF. Live Music from 10am.
04 ‘Friary Rogation Day’ The Friary, Hilfield, nr Dorchester, DT2 7BE From 10:30am-3:30pm. Join with the Hilfield Community in asking for God’s blessing on our land, animals and crops. 01300 342311 www.hilfieldfriary.org.uk
05 An Evening with Hazel O'Connor Eype Arts Centre, Bridport. £20 from Bridport Music. 01308 425707 hazeloconnor.com
06 Lyme Regis Photographic Club AGM & Judging Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm-10pm. AGM and judging of the Dave King Cup and the Lyme 1200 Trophy competitions plus End Of Season Awards. 01297 442475
06 Holwell Variety Performance Night Holwell Village Hall, DT9 5LL. 7pm. Live Music, SwapShop. B.Y.O. booze. Snacks & Drinks Available. The evening is for music, poetry, art, storytelling, games. Music@BearCatCollective.co.uk
06 Quiz Night Poundbury Bar, Colliton Club, Dorchester DT1 1XJ. 7pm for 7:30pm. Presented by Friends of the Colliton Club. Prize for winning team. Plus raffle. £1per team member, up to 6 in a team. Covers a multitude of topics. 01305 224503
06 Millborne Movies - Suffragette Milborne St Andrew Village Hall, DT11 0JX. Bar open from 7pm for 7:30pm. Tickets £3.50.
06 Harbour Voices Bridport Arts Centre. 7:30pm. Songs of the sea by Lyme Regis Shanty Singers. £10/£8 01308 424204
06 Wessex Morris Men The Halsey Arms, Pulham DT2 7DZ. 7:30pm. Piddle Twinners. www.wessexmorrismen.co.uk
06 ‘Come All Ye Folk’ session for all local singers & musicians The Pilot Boat Inn, Lyme Regis. Hosted by local singing group J J Pig. 8pm. http://www.thepilotboatinn.co.uk/ 01297 443157
06-08 ‘Resetting the Seeds of Eden – seeking a new moral economy for sustainable living’ The Friary, Hilfield, nr Dorchester, DT2 7BE. An exploration of how the structures of power in our world are leading to the destruction of our environment and how we can resist. 01300 342311 www.hilfieldfriary.org.uk
07 Fleamarket Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 10am-4pm. Free admission. 01749 677049
07 ‘Resetting the Seeds of Eden’ The Friary, Hilfield, nr Dorchester, DT2 7BE 10am-4pm. A day course on how the structures of power in our world are leading to the destruction of our environment and how we can resist. 01300 342311
07 Wessex Military Band Bucky Doo Square, Bridport, DT6 3LF. Live Music from 10am
07 Plant Sale and Café Portesham Village Hall, DT3 4NS Chesil Bank Garden Club 10am - 12pm. 01305 260561
07 Table Top Sale & SwapShop Holwell Village Hall, DT9 5LL. Good local used items, produce & crafts, clothes, cookware, books, CDs, DVDs, bric-a-brac & toys. Sellers: £5 suggested contribution per table, email@example.com
07 Weymouth Band: Replay Charity Dance Trinity Club, 38 Trinity Street, Dorchester. 7pm til late. Proceeds to Dorchester Community Nursery School & The Purbeck Ward Dorchester Hospital. £8 from club and Dorchester TIC. 01305 262 671
07 Concert Much Ado about Shakespeare Bridport United Church Hall, East St, Bridport. Bridport Choral Society, 7pm-9pm.
07 Celebration of music and song inspired by Shakespeare & Company The Bridport United Church, East Street. 7.30pm, Tickets £8 under sixteen £4, Available from Bridport Music and on the door.
07 Evening of Mediumship Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. 7:30pm. Mediums Marcus Burnett & Samual. Tickets £12 from Sherborne TIC. 01963 251477
07 Ken Watkins Burton Bradstock Village Hall.7.30pm. With by Simon Swarbrick on guitar, fiddle and mandolin as well as his daughter, acclaimed singer, Lucy Watkins with his wife Angela providing backing vocals. Bar available.
07 Live Music: K’fuffle The Nag’s Head, Lyme Regis. http://www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk/ 01297 442312
07-08 Health, Wellbeing & Spirit Fayre Digby Hall, Hound Street, Shebrorne, DT9 3AA. 10:30am-4:40pm. Therapists & Healers inc. Reiki massage, aromatherapy & more. Tarot, Aura Camera & Astrology. 01963 251477
08 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
08 Friends of the Yeatman Car Boot Sale The Terraces, Sherborne, DT9 5NS. This is a regular Car Boot Sale - very popular and goes to a very cause. The Hospital is extremely important for our local community. Sellers from 8:15am and £5 per car. Buyers from 9am at 50 pence per person. No need to book. Free parking for buyers. 01935 873846
08 Shopping Fayre Lyme Regis Marine Parade Shelters. A wie range of products to include clothing, arts, crafts & gifts. 10-4
08 Dorchester & Districts Lions 2K Fun & 10K Run Starting from Dorchester Middle School, Queens Avenue, Dorchester DT1 2HS. 10:25am. Raising money for local good causes. For info: 01305 812404 www.lionsdorchester.org.uk
08 English Historical Dance Classes Bridport Town Hall, South Street, DT6 3LF. 1:30pm- 4pm, Taught by friendly historical dancing master. No previous experience needed, nor partner. 07710 285687 firstname.lastname@example.org
08 Live Music: Alan West & Steve Black The French Lieutenant’s Bistro. 3pm. http://www.alanwest.co.uk/
08 Live Music: Delta Tango 7 The Nag’s Head, Lyme Regis. 4.30pm. http://www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk/ 01297 442312
08 Live Music: Bug Tree Swamp The Nag’s Head, Lyme Regis. 8pm. http://www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk/ 01297 442312
09 Overcoming Negative Habits Quaker Meeting House, Holloway Road, Dorchester DT1 1LF. 7pm-8:30pm. All welcome. £7. Discount vouchers available. 02380 557077 www.thechencentre.org
10 Rotary Charity Golf Day Lyme Regis Golf Club. Organized in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Axminster. email@example.com http://whatsoninlyme.co.uk/Rotary2.htm#Golf Day
10 Walled Gardens of Cannington Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Regis Medieval priory garden near Bridgwater depart by coach 9:45am . Cost £16 including guided tour. Bookings: Jenny Harding 01297 444034 https://ulrhs.wordpress.com/
10 Roger Guttridge-My Family & Other Smugglers United Church Hall, East St, Bridport. 2:30pm. £2.50. 01308 425710
11 Jerry Hart Bucky Doo Square, Bridport, DT6 3LF. Live Music from 10am.
11 U3A Talk 'Experiencing Egypt: Three Years in Cairo Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. Coffee/tea at 10am, talk by Janet Diamond at 11am. Free to U3A members; small donation if non-member. 01297 444566 whatsoninlyme.co.uk/U3A.htm
11 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital by Paul Ellis, showcasing a wide variety of music. Approx 40mins.
11 Charcuterie Tasting Morrish & Banham Wine Merchant, 1 Pope St. Brewery Sq, Dorchester, DT1 1GW. 7pm-9pm, With Capreolus Fine Foods. Artisan, air dried & smoked charcuterie from Dorset, matched with 6 wines. £20. 01305 261480
11 Sherborne Flicks: Brooklyn Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 7:30pm. £6 from Sherborne TIC.
11 Dorset Postcard Club 'P.O.W in Dorchester' Dorset Youth Association Hall, Lubbecke Way, Dorchester, DT1 1QL. 7:30pm. Talk by Brian Bates. More information: Secretary, Sue Lee. 01305 785878
12 The Thursday Group St George’s Church Hall, Fordington. 2:15pm. Talk by the Ven. Paul Taylor ‘The Road to West Stafford-reflections on a priestly life’. Charge £1 to cover tea and a biscuit. 01305 269834
12 Wine and Cheese evening WI Hall, North Street, Bridport. 7:30pm. Visitors and members welcome. 01308 459855
13 Live Music: The Amy Mayes Band The Pilot Boat Inn, Lyme Regis. 9pm. http://www.thepilotboatinn.co.uk/ 01297 443157
14 St Swithuns Band Bucky Doo Square, Bridport, DT6 3LF. Live Music from 10am.
14 Craft Fair Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 10am-4pm. Annual craft fair. Free admission. 01749 677049
14 May Fair Cerne Abbas CE VC First School Playing Field. 2pm-6pm. Stalls, raffle, tombola, games, food, drink & live music.
14 Be A Chorister Afternoon Sherborne Abbey. 2:30pm. Open to any boy 7 years old and upwards who enjoys singing and is interested in joining the choir to find out more about the choir, see round the Abbey and enjoy singing. 01935 812452
14 The Bankes Project - Kingston Lacy Loders Village Hall, Loders, nr Bridport, DT6 3SA. 2pm-4:30pm. Talk by the Dorset History Centre. Members £1.50, Visitors £3 (inc.afternoon tea) Info: 01308 425710 firstname.lastname@example.org
14 Dorchester Chamber Orchestra; Frida Backman (violin) St. Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester, DT1 2HJ. 7:30pm. Legends Nos. 5 & 9 - Dvorak, Symphony in D - Arriaga and Violin Concerton - Brahms. £12 in advance from Harmony Music, Forum Centre, Dorchester. £13 on door. 01305 260360 www.dorsetchamberorchestra.org
14 Dorset Police Male Choir Concert St. Mary's Middle School, Puddletown. 7pm for 7:30pm. An evening of song with special guest artistes from the School musicians and choir. £8 in advance, £10 on door inc. drinks & nibbles. £4 children U16. Raffle. Proceeds to Puddletown Church heating fund. 01305 848646 or 848510
14 Live Music: Real World The Nag’s Head, Lyme Regis http://www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk/ 01297 442312
14 Comedy Night The Pilot Boat Inn, Lyme Regis. Tickets cost £8 & are on sale at the pub now. Acts to be announced. http://www.thepilotboatinn.co.uk/ 01297 443157
14-15 Art Exhibition Salt House, West Bay. 10am-5pm. Art Exhibition by Broadwindsor Art Group.
14-15 Broadwindsor Art Group Exhibition The Salt House in West Bay, nr Bridport. 10am-6pm. Free entrance.
14-15 NGS: Hilfield Secret Garden Open Days The Friary, Hilfield, nr Dorchester, DT2 7BE. 2pm until 5pm. 01300 342311
14-15 MillFest at the Town Mill The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10am-8pm. Celebrating National Mills Weekend with exhibitions, workshops, tours, live music, food, drink and other family activities. 01297 444042 www.townmill.org.uk
15 Guided Walk Over Chalk Downland Meet, 11am in car park opposite Cerne Abbas Village Hall. Butterfly Conservation walk, some steep slopes, bring a packed lunch to continue into walking into the afternoon. For more info: 01935 872047
15 Spring Fair Minterne Gardens, north of Cerne Abbas, DT2 7AU. 11am-4:30pm. Stalls, exhibitions, bouncy castle, food, drink, classic car display, long bow archery demonstrations by champion archer. 01300 341370 www.minterne.co.uk
15 Plant Sale and Cream Teas Frampton Village Hall. From 2:30pm. Many other stalls, tombola, cakes, raffle etc.
16 Overcoming Negative Habits Quaker Meeting House, Holloway Road, Dorchester DT1 1LF. 7pm-8:30pm. All welcome. £7. Discount vouchers available. 02380 557077 www.thechencentre.org
16 Cherry Barlow 'The Real Owl Experience' WI Hall, North Street, Bridport. 7:30pm. Small entry fee for non-members.
16 Wessex Morris Men The Giant Inn, Cenre Abbas, DT2 7JF. 8:30pm. For detials see: www.wessexmorrismen.co.uk
18 Tinkers Cuss Bucky Doo Square, Bridport, DT6 3LF. Live Music from 10am.
18 Bride Valley Gardening Club Litton & Thorner’s Community Hall, Litton Cheney. 7:30pm. Anne Swithinbank talking about her Devon Garden. All welcome. Entry £5, inc. a glass of wine or soft drink. 01308 482602 email@example.com
18 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital by Jon Riding, showcasing a wide variety of music. Approx 40mins.
18 W.I. Meeting Catholic Church Hall, Westbury. 2:30pm. Hidden London Gardens, presented by Bob Ayres. All welcome £3.
18 English Channel Cetaceans Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Talk by Dr Rachel Davies. 01305 264620
19 Ramblers Walk Tibbs Holow, Southover, Frampton. GR619945. 10am. Going West of Frampton Church. 01935 477088
19 English Wines Tasting Seaside Bording House, Burton Bradstock, DT6 4RB. 7pm start, £20. Aperitif and canapes, followed by an eight wine tasting. 01305 261480 firstname.lastname@example.org
19 Travelling the World as a Cruise Ship's Photographer Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis. Catherine Carter is taking part in 'The Great Wall of China Challenge' to fundraise she has put together a talk about her travels as a photographer around the world. Proceeds to Weldmar Hospicecare Trust. £5 on the door. 07545 144477 www.catherinecarterphotography.com
19 Lawrence of Wessex Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7pm for 7:30pm. An evening of Larence of Arabia inc. new play by Andrew Munro based on the letters and conversations between T.E. Lawrence and Thomas Hardy and additional poetry from the Middle East. £6 available from Museum Shop. 01305 756827
20 English Wines Tasting Café Paninis, Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester £40 per person. Aperitif, Canapes, Wine Tasting, Supper. 7pm start. £20. 01305 261480 email@example.com
20 Lyme Bay Photo Club AGM Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm-10pm. AGM and Election of Officers. Presentation of End Of Season Awards. Followed by end of season social evening. http://lymebayphotographicclub.org
20 Live Music: Ansell & Grettle The Pilot Boat Inn, Lyme Regis. 9pm. http://www.thepilotboatinn.co.uk/ 01297 443157
20/05-08/06 Exhibition of New Work by Emma Brownjohn Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street Sherborne 9:30am-5pm, Mon-Sat. All Gallery stock can be viewed online: 01935 815261 www.jerramgallery.com
20-22 ‘Re-visioning the World’ The Friary, Hilfield, nr Dorchester, DT2 7BE. An opportunity to share with the Community in celebrating Jesus’ Passion and Resurrection. 01300 342311 www.hilfieldfriary.org.uk
21 Book Fair Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 9:30am-4pm. New, Second-hand & antiquarian books (also magazines, prints, postcards & ephemera). 01803 613356 firstname.lastname@example.org
21 Vinyl Saturday Bridport United Church Hall, East St, Bridport. 10am-4pm. Record, CD music fair, entry £1. 07429 102645
21 Acoustic Rooster Bucky Doo Square, Bridport, DT6 3LF. Live Music from 10am.
21 Market Moreton Village Hall (DT2 8RE). 10am - 12 noon. BOOKS, Coffee, Cake and Home Grown/Made produce. FREE ENTRY. All books at 25p. Come and see our lovely new hall and enjoy a cuppa whilst you browse. 01929 463221
21 Trees for Dorset invites you to the Annual Plant Sale and Cream Tea Manor Orchard, Stratton. (Grid Ref SY 6593). 2pm-4pm. Also able to wander around the attractive gardens. www.treesfordorset.co.uk
21 Guitar Echoes Bridport Quaker Meeting Hall, Bridport, DT6 3NZ. 6:30pm. Adults £6, students free. Collaboration between award winning classical guitarist Samantha Muir & Josie Elias RHS Photographer of the Year 2012. Tickets: 01935 812325
21 Early 20th Century English Chorale Concert St. Michael's Church, Lyme Regis. 6pm. Early 20 Century English Chorale Music. Tickets from Penny Black’s Tea Room, Lyme Regis, Lyme and Bridport TICs. www.lymebaychorale.co.uk
21 Live Music: The Travelling Moon The Nag’s Head, Lyme Regis http://www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk/ 01297 442312
21 Lawrence of Wessex Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. Details as the 19th. 01305 756827
21-22 Spring Tide Food Festival Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock Nr Bridport, DT6 4RF. 10am-4pm both days. More than 50 stalls selling the very best of local food, drink and countryside crafts. Info: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/burton-bradstock
21/05-02/06 Exhibition of Stained Glass & Mosaic Mirrors Chalet Adjacent to Riverside Restaurant, West Bay. 11am-7pm. Work from two local artists reflecting diverse styles. Available to purchase. 01308 458673.
22 Ramblers Walk Maiden Newton. GR SY593979. 10am. 11 miles & picnic. North to Cattistock, Sandhills, N.Chalmington, N.Holoway Lane, Frome St. Quintin, Warden Hill, return by Chalmington and wrazall Lane. 01935 881317
22 Heart Response Charity Walk Starting from Maiden Castle Car Park. 2pm. 4 mile circular walk. Suitable for all, children welcome. £5, to support marginalised women & children in Romania. 07880 607684 www.heart-response.org.uk
22 Plant and General Sale Bradford Peverell Village Hall, Nr Dorchester. 3pm. Plants, D.I.Y. Garden Tools, Cakes & Savouries Stall, 'New to You' Clothing Stall; Grand Raffle. Cream Teas. Free entry. Everyone welcome. 01305 257541
22 Spring Concert ‘Bridport in Blossom Time’ Bridport Arts Centre. 3pm. Wessex Military Band. £9/£7, 01308 424204
22 Live Music: Alan West & Steve Black The French Lieutenant’s Bistro. 3pm. http://www.alanwest.co.uk/
23 Overcoming Negative Habits Quaker Meeting House, Holloway Road, Dorchester, DT1 1LF. 7pm-8:30pm. All welcome. £7. Discount vouchers available. 02380 557077 www.thechencentre.org
25 Acoustic Rooster Bucky Doo Square, Bridport, DT6 3LF. Live Music from 10am
25 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital by Stephen Bell, showcasing a wide variety of music. Approx 40mins.
25 Star & Planet Formation in the Galaxy Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Science Café Lecture by Dr Hatchell.
25 ‘Plant Hunting in South Africa’ Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Regis. by Mark Wash of Trecanna Nursery. 7:30pm.
25 Live Music: Alan West & Steve BlackThe Nag’s Head, Lyme Regis. 7pm. http://www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk/ 01297 442312
27 Dr Alastair Niven 'The Man Booker Prize from the Inside' Brownsword Hall, Poundbury, Dorchester. 7pm for 7:30pm. An evening of anecdotes and reflections. £7 on door. (£6 in advance from Rivoli, Pummery Sq. brownswordevents.org.uk
27-29 Camping Be Cider Seaside It! Whistle venue, Bredy farm, Burton Bradstock, DT6 4ND. A long weekend of simple camping, quality music, cider & food at austerity-busting prices! Music from 5pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Day ticket £5 from Bridport TIC 01308 424901 or The Cider Shed, weekend camping tickets £30. www.fuelledbycider.com
27-30 Lyme Regis Jazz & Blues Weekend The Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis. Over 20 acts, featuring jazz, blues and fusion. Free concerts on the seafront and elsewhere, as well as headline acts at Marine 01297 442138 lymeregisjazzfestival.co.uk
27 & 28 Live Music for Lyme Regis Jazz Weekend with Hot Java The Pilot Boat Inn, Lyme Regis. 9pm. 01297 443157 http://www.thepilotboatinn.co.uk/
28 Lyme Regis Busking Festival As part of Lyme Regis Jazz Festival, buskers will be performing all over the town.
28 The Boogie Men Bucky Doo Square, Bridport, DT6 3LF. Live Music from 10am.
28 Plant & Garden Sale Old Vicarage, Church Ln, Osmington. 1:30pm-5:30pm. £1 entry (inc. tea & biscuits). 01305 834343
28 RNLI Flag Day Lyme Regis & Charmouth. To raise funds and awareness of the RNLI. 01297 445426
28 90's Disco Poundbury Bar, Colliton Club, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ. From 7pm til late. £2.50 inc. FREE drink. 01305 224503
28 BSharp Busking Festival Various locations in Lyme Regis. Welcoming talent & audiences of all ages to celebrate & share music all over town. This year’s event will bring together many musicians, young and not-so-young. www.bsharp.uk.com
28 Wessex Local Craft & Food Producers Market Brownsword Hall, Poundbury, Dorchester. From 10:30am-4pm. Refreshments. Free entry. 07790 708054 www.facebook.com/9.wessexcraftandfoodmarkets
28/05-05/06 May Half Term Activities 'Firepower' Tank Museum, Bovington, BH20 6JG. 01929 405096 tankmuseum.org
28/05-05/06 King Tut's Treasure Hunt The Tutankhamun Exhibition, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1UW. 10am-5pm daily. Solve the puzzle of the missing tomb and its treasure. Follow the clues and crack the code. 01305 269571
28/05-05/06 Great Half-Term Dinosaur Hunt Dinosaur Museum, Icen Way, Dorchester, DT1 1EW. 10am-5pm daily. Explore the museum to seek out the answers to the dinosaur mystery in this great all weather attraction. 01305 269880
28/05-12/06 Dorset Art Weeks Various Venues in Dorset. One of the largest open studio events in the country. Pick up a brochure from your local TIC. Dorset Visual Arts: 01305 853100 www.dorsetartweeks.co.uk
28-30 Big Banana Bonanza! Monkey World, Nr Wool BH20 6HH. 10am-5pm. Every child that enters the park bringing a banana for the primates receives a FREE Monkey World badge! 01929 462537 www.monkeyworld.org
28 Live Music: The Collaborators The Royal Standard, Lyme Regis. http://theroyalstandardlymeregis.co.uk/ 01297 442637
29 Ramblers Walk Start Dorchester Max Gate. GR SY704899. 10am. 11miles + picnic. Via Came Wood. 01935 477273
29 Heritage Alliance Open Day Family History Research Centre, Sherborne. 10:30am-2pm. Joint Heritage Day with Sherborne Museum, Castleton Steam and Waterwheel Centre, and Sherborne School. Free event. 01935 389611
29 Live Music: John D Revelator The Nag’s Head, Lyme Regis. 9pm. http://www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk/ 01297 442312
30 Sherborne Castle Country Fair Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne. 10am-6pm. A rich & fun programme of events, country activities, stands and entertainment including one of the largest Rare Breed Shows in the country. Discounted tickets in advance from Sherborne TIC: Children £3.40, Adults £10.20. 01749 814041 www.sherbornecountryfair.com
30 Bank Holiday Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital by David Bednall. Wide variety of music. Approx 40mins.
30 Bank Holiday Guided Town Walk from Sherborne TIC. 2pm. A historic stroll with Blue Badge Guide, Cindy. £5. 1½-2 hrs.
31 ‘Dorset Wildflower Week’ The Friary, Hilfield, nr Dorchester, DT2 7BE. From 2:30pm-4:30pm. A chance to see Hilfield’s wildflowers. 01300 342311 www.hilfieldfriary.org.uk
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Bridport TIC, South Street, Bridport
Sherborne TIC, Digby Road, Sherborne
Lyme Regis TIC, Church Street, Lyme Regis
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