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 (4pm winter). Exhibition of 20th Century Railway Posters. www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
21/10-02/11 'Colourscape' Exhibition The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10:30am-4:30pm. An exhibition of recent work by Peter Coates provides an exciting journey in landscapes and seascapes from Lyme Regis, to the imagination and back. Original paintings in oils and acrylics, prints and IPad images. www.townmillarts.co.uk
21/10-11/11 Exhibition of New Work by Richard Pikesley Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne. 9:30am-5pm, Mon-Sat. All Gallery stock can be viewed online: 01935 815261 www.jerramgallery.com
22/10-06/11 Dorset Food Fortnight 2016 Various locations in Dorset. Celebration of local, seasonal and fresh Dorset food. Pick up a brochure from your nearest TIC, local pub, café or farm shop. www.dorsetaonb.org.uk
31/10-14/12 Art House Season 2016 Plaza Cinema, Trinity Street, Dorchester. Independent films, two of the eight films will be shown on a 35mm projector. www.plazadorchester.com
01 Acrylic “Animals in Landscape” Woodmead Hall, Lyme Regis. Talk with Paul Weaver. 2pm. Lyme Art Soc. 01297 445464
02 Heron The Lyric Theatre, Bridport. 8pm. £10 from Bridport Arts Centre 01308 424204 + Bearkat Bistro www.the-lyric.com
02,09,16,23,30 Open Studio, Loders The Barn House, Loders (between the school and The Loders Arms. 10am-4pm. Exclusive Gifts, Christmas Decorations, cards and homemade crafts.
03 South Somerset Ramblers Group 10am, 6 miles, Yarn Barton CP Beaminster, Parnham & Mapperton. 01935 414745
03 The Influence of Hardy on Cornish poet Jack Clemo Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester. 7pm for 7:30pm. By Dr Luke Thompson, Falmouth University. Donation of £3 encouraged. 01305 756827 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
03 English Historical Dance Class St. George's Hall, Fordington, Dorchester, DT1 1LB. (Behind the church). 7:30pm-9:30pm. £5. No previous experience needed, nor partner. 01935 472771 firstname.lastname@example.org
03 Talk 'In Search of Black Iris - a Journey through Jordan' Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. A talk by Stephen & Nina Locke. A fascinationg mix of natural history & the ancient settlement of Petra. £3, inc. refreshments. lymeregismuseum.co.uk
03 English Historical Dance Classes St George’s Hall, Fordington, DT1 1LB. 7:30pm-9:30pm. £5. For info: 01935 472771
03,10,17,24 Open Studio The Barn House, Loders. 7pm-9pm . Gifts, Christmas Decorations, cards and homemade crafts.
04 Glow-Worms & Their Natural History as a Community Project 7:30pm. Bridport United Church East Street, Bridport. An illustrated talk by Peter Bright, admission by donation £2 for members, £3 non-members includes refreshments.
04 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, contact: Music@BearCatCollective.co.uk
04 New Light: Gold from Bronze Age Dorset & Beyond Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7pm for 7:30pm. Dr Neil Wilkin, British Museum. Free, donation £3 encouraged. 01305 756827 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
04-06 ‘Walking Alongside’ The Friary, Hilfield, nr Dorchester, DT2 7BE. A weekend to examine the idea of accompaniment as a dynamic way of Christian discipleship with particular reference to St Francis. 01300 342311 www.hilfieldfriary.org.uk
04-16 'Mackerel Skies & Mare's Tails' Exhibition The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10:30-4:30pm. This exhibition of colourful and vibrant oil paintings by Lyme Regis-based artist Debbie Bell focuses on proverbs and fables. www.townmillarts.co.uk
05 Christmas Artisan Market Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 10am-4pm. 40+ stalls selling handmade crafts & gifts.
05 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. email@example.com
05 Ancient Egypt: Day School Dorset History Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester, DT1 1RP. 10:30am-4pm. Introduction to the history, religion, daily life, architecture & writings of the ancient Egyptians. £20 from Dorchester TIC. Please BYO lunch.
05 Blackmore Vale and Yeovil National Trust Association presents a talk on 'Thomas Hardy' Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Talk by Alistair Chisholm on how Hardy is often mistakenly thought to be ''a miserable old fellow'' the talk will show, by quotations from Hardy's prose and poetry, that this reputation is not deserved. £3 members, £5 guests.
05 Fireworks & Bonfire Night Lyme Regis Main Seafront, Lyme Regis. 6:30pm fireworks display & bonfire on the beach.
05 Fireworks Extravaganza Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne. Bonfire 7pm, fireworks 7:30pm. Gates open and entertainment , Food & Live Music from 5pm. £8 Adult, £6 Child/Senior, from Sherborne TIC. 25% off before the 4th Nov.
05 Grand Fireworks Display Bridport Leisure Centre, DT6 5LN. 7pm. Entry: £4. Children Under 12 Go Free!
05 Firework Display Dorchester Rugby Football Club. Gates open 6pm. Fireworks 8pm. Hog roast, music, bouncy castle, outside bar, hot food, plus more. Family Ticket £10 (2+2), adult £4, child £2.
05 Bridport Ceilidhs present Jigs for Gigs St Mary’s Church Hall, South St, Bridport, DT6 3NW. 7:30pm-11pm. With callers Eileen Nightingale, Gill Spence and Jane Thomas. £9 (on the door) or £8 (in advance) from The Music Shop, Lime Tree Deli.
05 Live Music: Bug Tree Swamp The Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. From 9pm. 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk
06 Cyclists' Lunch: Autumn Sunday ride and social Meeting at Poundbury Butter Market Café. Ending at Portesham Village Hall. Meet 10:30am for 11am start. Arriving in Portesham around 12:30pm, those wanting a longer ride can meet at Dorchester Top o' Town car park for a 9:30am start instead. Drinks, nibbles, soup and bread, puddings, cheese and biscuits from 1pm-2:30pm. During l 01305 756094, more info: 01305 871649 firstname.lastname@example.org
06 Live Music: Alan West & Steve Black The French Lieutenant's Bistro, Lyme Regis. From 3pm. www.alanwest.co.uk
06 Charity Dog Show The Ropemakers Pub, West Street, Bridport. In aid of Cancer research, sign in from 2pm on the day, £5 per entry max 2 categories. 01308 421255 www.theropemakers.com
06-13 The Bridport Literary Festival Venues across Bridport The 12th Bridport Literary Festival welcomes all those who read books and love literature. A week of talks including fiction and non-fiction writers. Pick up a guide at Bridport TIC. bridlit.com
07 Behind the Scenes at The Antique Roadshow Corn Exchange, High East St, Dorchester. 10:30am. Talk by Paul Atterbury.
07 Morrish & Banham Wine School: Wine and Spirit Education Level 1 Course Furleigh Estate Vineyard, Salway Ash Bridport DT6 5JF. 9am-5pm. Introduction for those wanting a career in the subject or an enthusiast. No previous knowledge needed. Examined with a 45minute multiple choice paper with a pass mark of 70%. £150 fee, Secure your place on this course or if you would like further information, please contact Mark on 01305 261 480 or Mark@morrishandbanam.com
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
08 Stuart Morris - Portland and the Chesil United Church Hall, East Street Bridport. 2:30pm. £2.50. 01308 425710
09 Help us improve Dementia Services in Dorset Bridport WI Hall, North Street. 2pm-3:30pm. Workshop. 01202 541946
09 Something to Shout About St. Georges Church Hall, Fordington, DT1 1LB. 2:30 pm. Talk by Alistair Chisholm, Dorchester Town Crier. Presented by National Trust South Dorset Association. £3 members, £4 guests inc. tea/biscuits. 01300 321601
09 The Facts & Fiction of Fracking Dorset County Museum, High West St, Dorchester. 6:30pm for 7pm. £3 donation.
09 Dorset Postcard Club AGM Youth Assoc. Hall, Lubbecke Way, Dorchester. 7:30pm. Speaker Brian Searle. 01305 785878
09 Sherborne Flicks: Love And Friendship Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 7:30pm. £6 from Sherborne TIC.
10 The Thursday Group 'Restoring the Japanese Garden in Kingston Lacy' St. George's Hall, Fordington, Dorchester, DT1 1LB. 2:15pm. Presentation by Caps Browning-Smith, National Trust Gardener. £1 inc. tea and a biscuit. 01305 269834
10 Sherborne Gardeners' Assoc. Talk Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Organic Vegetable Gardening. 01935 813679
10 Trees and An Introduction to Old Forest Lichens Dorford Centre, Top ‘o Town, Dorchester. 7:30pm. Talk with Shaun Cooch (from Natural England) and Brian Edwards (Dorset Environmental Records Centre). www.treesfordorset.co.uk
11 Armistice Day Service. Monmouth Street War Memorial, St. Georges Square, Lyme Regis. 11am: Please arrive early.
11 Lyme Bay Photographic Club Competition – subject Bridge(s); Woodmead Hall, Lyme Regis. For further info. contact Chris Sellers on 01297 442475 or see website. 7:30pm-10pm. 01297 442475 https://lymebayphotographicclub.org/
11 U3A AGM & Visiting Speaker Woodmead Hall, Lyme Regis. 10am. Maureen D’Albertanson served as Academic Head of the Royal Ballet School and will be discussing her role in this distinguished and unique institution. www.lymeregisu3a.org
11 Concert by the Madrigal Society and String Orchestra of Sherborne St Mary's Church, Beaminster. 7:30pm, tickets £12 adults, £1 students, on the door or from the Yarn Barton Centre: 01308 862715, Bridport Music: 01308 424707
11 A Night of Spanish Dance Theatre with SALUD The Lyric Theatre, Barrack Street, Bridport. Doors open 7:30pm, starts 8pm, Tickets £10 from Red Brick Café, BearKat Bistro, Bridport Music & Fruits of the Earth or on the door.
11 Milborne Movies 'The Lady in the Van' PG13 Milborne St Andrew Village Hall, Nr Dorchester, DT11 0JX. Village Hall and bar is open 7pm, film starts 7:30pm. Tickets £3.50 can be obtained on the door.
11-14 Autumn Book Sale Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester. (NOT Sun 13th Nov). 10am-4pm. Blockbuster sale of 2nd-hand books & DNHAS publications. Donations of good-quality books accepted up to 4th Nov. 01305 756827
12 Fayre & Gift Day St. Martin's Church and Community Hall, Broadmayne. 10am-12noon. Fresh produce, tombola, homemade cakes & preserves, crafts, bric-a-brac, raffle and a lot more. All proceeds to St Martin's Church. Gifts gratefully accepted.
12 A Space for Living Spiritualy, Series 2 ‘ Spiritual Practice’ The Meeting House, 95 South Street, Bridport. 10am-4pm. Donations £5 - £30, bring and share lunch. Book via Janet Lake email@example.com
12 Riots, Randies and Women not their Wives - The Railway Navvy: his social and living conditions Loders Village Hall, Loders, Nr Bridport, DT6 3SA. 2pm-4:30pm. Talk by Chris and Judy Rouse. Organised by The Somerset and Dorset Family History Society. Members £1.50, Visitors £3 (inc. afternoon tea). Info: 01308 425710 firstname.lastname@example.org
12 Charity Dance to local band Replay with supporting act Seb Powles The Riviera Ballroom, Bowleaze Cove, Weymouth. Doors open 7pm. Tickets £7.50 from Tom&Erin's Gift Shop, Weymouth, Dorchester TIC and The Riviera Hotel.
12 Devon Baroque: Wild Women Leweston School. 7pm. Purcell & Handel. Tickets £17 from Sherborne TIC (Students £5).
12 Tom Seal's Band: Jazz Jurassica By The Bay Restaurant, Lyme Regis. 6:30pm. Tom’s virtuoso piano playing and vocals make him one of the country’s finest boogie-woogie artists at only 23! 01297 442138 www.lymeregisjazzfestival.co.uk
12 The Purbeck Village Quire Concert St Martin's Church, Broadmayne. 7:30pm. A group of singers and instrumentalists who enjoy meeting together to perform ‘West Gallery’ and folk music, much of which was composed by people who lived and worked in the Purbeck villages will be Singing: “Songs for Harvest” Including both chur 01305 854385 or 01305 853765
12 Thomas Hardye Singers St. Mary’s Church, Edward Rd, Dorchester. 7:30pm. With musicians from Dorchester, St Osmund’s & St Mary’s Middles Schools. £10 (£2 students) from School 01305 266064 + Nicoll World Travel 01305 263575
12 Live Music The Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. Live music from 9pm. 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk
13 Rememberance Day Service Cenotaph, South Walks, Dorchester. 10:30am-11:30am. Music by Durnovaria Silver Band.
13 Lyme Bay Chorale invites singers to ‘Come and sing Mozart’ on Remembrance Sunday St Michael's Parish Church, Lyme Regis. Lyme Bay Chorale invites singers to ‘Come and sing Mozart’ with them on Remembrance Sunday. The day will be lead and tutored by Julie De’Ath Lancaster. 11am-4:15pm with a performance at 5pm. The work to be studied is The Mozart Requiem and excerpts wil 01297 444580 email@example.com www.lymebaychorale.co.uk
13 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, nor costume. 07710 285687 firstname.lastname@example.org
13 Rememberance Day Service German Memorial, Fordington, Dorchester. 2pm. Music by Durnovaria Silver Band.
14 Community Lecture 'Bubbles & Bangs' Thomas Hardye School Theatre, Queen's Ave, Dorchester, DT1 2ET. 7pm. By Katharine Cashman, FRS, Professor of Volcanology, Uni of Bristol. Free but by ticket from School Reception. 01305 266064
14 An Evening with Latvian Guests Memorial Hall, Digby Rd. 7:30pm. 3 mini lectures with refreshments. £7. 01935 812452
15 Stress and Chronic Pain. Introductory Workshop 10am-5pm. Monkton Wyld Court, Elsdon Lane, Charmouth, DT6 6DQ. Booking essential: 01297 444 561 www.nk-bodypsychotherapy.com £105 inc. vegetarian lunch, tea/coffee.
15 Mixed Media “Mixing it up, knowing your materials & breaking the rules” Woodmead Hall, Lyme Regis. 2pm. With Alison Board. Lyme Regis Art Society. 01297 445464
15 ‘The river Frome from Source to Sea’ Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Road, Beaminster, DT8 3NB. The speaker will be Steve Wallis, starting at 2:30pm, £2.50 per person. 01308 863623 www.beaminstermuseum.wordpress.com
15 Dorset Button Christmas Decoration Workshop The Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts, Parkway Farm Business Park, Middle Farm Way, Poundbury, DT1 2AR. 6:30pm-8:30pm. £18pp. Relaxed workshop, provided with all the materials to make a couple of simple decorations for your tree. Suitable for all ages, 8 to 80! Call to book: 01305 889741 rosalindatkins.co.uk
16 Vinyl Saturday Bridport United Church, East Street. Record and CD music fair, 10am -4pm. Entry £1. 07429 102645
16 W.I. Meeting The Catholic Church Hall, Westbury, Sherborne. 2:30pm. We will be making decorations for this year’s entry into the Cheap Street Church Christmas Tree Festival. New members and visitors always welcome at a cost of £3.
16 "Not Bloody Likely" The Marketing of Covent Garden 1600-2000 Speaker: Daniel Snowman Highlands End Leisure Centre, Eype. 2:30pm. 07972 472029 email@example.com
16 Amphibians & Reptiles Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Talk by Gary Powell. 01305 264620
16 South Dorset R.S.P.B. Group meeting St. George's Hall, Fordington, Dorchester. 7:45pm. A talk will be given by Becky Williamson on Birds and Beasties of Islay. Admission £3 members, £3.50 visitors to include coffee and biscuits.
16-20 ‘By the Book’ The Friary, Hilfield, nr Dorchester, DT2 7BE. Working together to master some sewing projects from the patterns provided. Bring a few 1m or 1.5m lengths of material & a sense of humour. 01300 342311 www.hilfieldfriary.org.uk
17 Lunch & Learn: Art of Southern Italy Eastbury Hotel, Long St. Sherborne. 10am-3pm. Lunch & wine, £45. 01935 813131
17 Leigh Christmas Fair Leigh Village Hall, DT9 6HL. 11am to 3pm. There will be some wonderful crafty stallholders, Tombola and Raffle, Treasure Hunt, Name the bear, Guess the number of sweets in a jar. Bacon butties, Christmas cake, mince pies, Mulled wine, tea and coffee. Live music. Entry £2. 01963 210154 firstname.lastname@example.org www.leighxmasfair.co.uk
17 Wines for Christmas Seaside Boarding House, Burton Bradstock, DT6 4RB. Usually 6:30pm-8:30pm, £15-20. Aperitif and canapes, followed by an eight wine tasting. 01305 261480 www.morrishandbanham.com
17 Travellers' Tales: Like a Tramp, Like a Pilgrim Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester. 6:30pm for 7pm. By Harry Bucknall. 45 minute talk with slides, followed by Q&A + book-signing. Free, £3 donation encouraged. 01305 756827
18 Wines for Christmas Café Paninis, 11 Weymouth Avenue, Brewery Square, Dorchester, DT1 1QR. 7pm-11pm, £35-£40. Aperitifs & an eight wine tasting. After a two course supper with wine included. 01305 261480 www.morrishandbanham.com
18 Lyme Bay Photographic Club Chard selection Woodmead Hall, Lyme Regis. 7:30 pm-10 pm. For more info please contact Chris Sellers on 01297 442475 or see Lyme Bay Photographic Club 01297 442475 lymebayphotographicclub.org
18 Softest Music to Attending Ears Cheap St Church, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Songs of Shakespeare. Music by Finzi, Quilter, Purcell and more. Benjamin Hewat-Craw, Kieran White, Caroline D'Cruz. £12 (Concs £10) from Sherborne TIC.
19 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
19 Comedy Dinner 'Allo 'Allo Eypes Mouth Country Hotel, Bridport, DT6 6AL. 7pm for 8pm, Fine food and comedy action, served up 'Allo 'Allo style, Early booking essential 01308 423300 firstname.lastname@example.org
19 Fossil Fantastic Day Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth, DT6 6LL. Join the Warden Team for a whole day of fossil hunting. Activities for children & adults. Adults £25, children £20. Booking essential, call: 01927 560772
19 Live Music: Half Moon Fever The Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. 9pm. 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk
19 Books, Coffee and Cake Moreton Village Hall, Nr Dorchester DT2 8RE. 10am-12am. Free Entry - All books just 25p. Enjoy a cuppa & home made cakes whilst you browse. We also have art exhibited by local artist Margaret Hasted. 01929 463221
20 Winter Craft Fair Moreton Village Hall, Nr Dorchester DT2 8RE. 11am-3pm. Entrance Adults 50p. Refreshments, Cakes & light lunches available. Visit our stunning new hall & buy that special individual gift! To book a table contact: 01929 463221
21 A Talk with Bridgid Keenan Symondsbury Tithe Barn, Symondsbury, DT6 6EX. 2:30pm. 'Tea, TLC & Apple Cake'. Brigid Keenan in conversation with Jason Goodwin. Tickets £12 from Bridport TIC 01308 424901 01308 424901
22 U3A, Talk by Pam Zinneman-Hope Bridport United Church Hall, East Street, Bridport. 2pm, Entitled 'On Cigarette Papers'. Pam's parents were German, her father Jewish and her maternal grandfather a member of the Nazi party. They met, fell in love and ran away from Germany in 1934 to Russia. Come along to hear the rest of the story. www.u3asites.org.uk/bridport
22 The Making of the English Countryside Portesham Village Hall, DT3 4NS. 2:30pm. Paul Atterbury talk. £2. 01305 260651
23 Music at the Museum: Kosmos Ensemble Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7:30pm start. Tickets £12 from Museum, students £2. Season ticket available. www.dorset-county-museum-music-society.org.uk
23 'What To Grow In Your Greenhouse' Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Regis. By Mike Bur. 7.30pm AGM followed at 8pm by TALK. Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society https://ulrhs.wordpress.com
24 Lunchtime Concert: Dorchester Piano Quartet Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester. 1pm-2pm. Dvorak Sonatina for Violin and Piano, Op.100, Faure Piano Quartet in C minor, Op.15. £3. 01305 756827 dorsetcountymuseum.org
25 Rod Stewart Tribute Night George Albert Hotel, Wardon Hill, Evershot, DT2 9PW. £35, inc. 3 course dinner. 01935 483430
25 The Jo Burt Experience Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 7pm. Tickets £10 form Sherborne TIC www.joburt.co.uk
25 Chard Competition Woodmead Hall, Lyme Regis. For further information please contact Mr Chris Sellers on 01297 442475 or see Lyme Bay Photographic Club. 7:30pm - 10pm. 01297 442475 https://lymebayphotographicclub.org
25 A Night in the Museum with Damien Lewis Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester. 7pm for 7:30pm. Talk with local best selling author. £10 admission to inc. interval wine. Tickets on door and in advance from the Dorchester TIC.
25 Philip Jackson 'Making History in Bronze' Brownsword Hall, Poundbury, DT1 3GW. 7pm for 7:30pm. Advance tickets £6 (cash or cheques) from Rivoli, Pummery Sq. & The Garden Centre & website. On door £7. www.brownswordevents.org.uk
25 ‘Close Encounters’ Bridport Town Hall. 7:30pm. Slide Presentation by local naturalist Colin Varndell 01308 425037. £7.50
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
26 ‘Watching and Waiting’ – a pre Advent Quiet Day The Friary, Hilfield, nr Dorchester, DT2 7BE. 10am-4pm. 01300 342311
26 Vintage Market Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 8:30am-3:30pm. 30+ sellers of quality vintage items. 07809 387594
26 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
26 Sherborne's Industrial Archaeology Somerset & Dorset Family History Society, The Parade, (bottom of Cheap Street), Sherborne. 2pm-4:30pm. Barry Brock, Graham Bendell and George Tatham guide a journey through Sherborne’s commercial & industrial past. £10, (SDFHS Members £8.) Prebook: 01935 389611 www.sdfhs.org/events/sdfhs-events/
26 Wessex Local Craft & Food Market Brownsword Hall, Poundbury, Dorchester, DT1 3GW. 10:30am-4pm. Free entry & parking. Supporting Hangers Heroes The Small Charities Charity. facebook.com/9.wessexcraftandfoodmarkets
26 Comedy Dinner 'Allo 'Allo Eypes Mouth Country Hotel, Bridport, DT6 6AL. Fine food and comedy action, served up 'Allo 'Allo style, 7pm for 8pm, Early booking essential: 01308 423300 email@example.com
26 Trees for Dorset Pruning Day Kingston Maurward College. 2pm-4pm. With Head Gardener, Nigel Hewish. Bring your secateurs and come and learn how and when to prune. Tea and cakes afterwards. www.treesfordorset.co.uk
26 Switch On Saturday The Christmas Tree, The Shambles, Broad Street, Lyme Regis. Lantern Workshop in the Baptist Church Hall then parade to the bottom of Broad Street where the Mayor will switch on the Christmas Lights at 5:30pm.
26 Live Music The Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. Live music from 9pm. 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk
26 Dorset Food & Drink Christmas Fair Athelhampton House & Gardens, Nr Dorchester. 10am-4pm. Over 50 Dorset producers selling distinctively Dorset and seasonal products. £2.50 per adult. Inc. entry to House & Gardens. Free Park & Ride on the hour from County Hall, Dorchester. www.dorsetfoodanddrink.org
26 Bridport and District Amateur Boxing Club Tournament Freshwater Holiday Park, Burton Bradstock, DT6 4PT. Tickets £15 from The Sports Shop 01308 422500 or Timpson 01308 422235. Fully licensed bar, food available.
26 Crooner & Casino for Charity Night The Colliton Club, Dorchester. 8pm. Black tie optional. With Darron Garnett perfoming songs from the Rat Pack era plus roulette and black jack and raffle. £5 from club or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
26-27 Frocks That Rock, weekend dressmaking workshop at The Town Mill The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10am-5pm. Make your own vintage style frock. Small classes, simple patterns, individual tuition. 01297 443205 www.sewladidavintage.com
27 Advent Carol Service Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 5pm. 01935 812452
28 Life at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea Bridport United Church Hall, East St, Bridport. 2:30pm. Talk by Brian Cumming. Presented by the Golden Cap Association. Non-members welcome. £3 inc. tea or coffee and biscuits. Info: 01308 863577
28-29 Tolpuddle Craft Fair St John's Church, Tolpuddle, DT2 7EW. 10am-4pm. Crafts, knits, wood and glass items, produce, jams and chutneys, textiles, jewellery and much more… raffle & refreshments. Free entry. email@example.com
29 Beavers In Devon Woodmead Hall, Lyme Regis. 2:30pm. Restoring wetlands the natural way by Mark Elliot Joint meeting with Dorset Wildlife Trust. Members £2 www.lymeregissociety.org.uk
29 ‘The missing Roman Aqueduct to Dorchester’ Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Road, Beaminster, DT8 3NB. 2:30pm. The speaker will be Dr Murray Rose, £2.50 per person. 01308 863623 www.beaminstermuseum.wordpress.com
30 Weldmar Light Up A Life Carol Concert Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne, DT9 5NR. 6:30pm-7:30pm. A short carol concert with the Sherborne Town Band, giving people a chance to remember the lives of those who have passed.
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