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 20thC Railway Posters. www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
25/03-30/10 Census Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Road, Nr Bridport DT8 3NB. 10:30am-4pm. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Bank Holidays. 2pm-4:30pm Sundays.
17/09-02/10 Lyme Regis ArtsFest The Courtyard and Malthouse Galleries, Baptist Church Hall and around the town. The Town Mill galleries play host to 2D/3D work on the theme of ‘Identity’ plus a Sculpture Trail, open studios and Art Trail throughout the town and other artwork at the Baptist Church Hall. 10:30am-4:30pm. www.lymeregisartsfest.com
01 Celebrating 20 years, Bridport Community Hospital Fete Bridport Community Hospital, Bridport, DT6 5DR. 11am - 2pm, Fun dog show at 11am, Miss Fee's dancers, Thomas the Tank Engine O gauge layout, St Swithun's band from 12.30, lots of stalls and children's activities, car boot sale. Text 07974 835072 for car boot space firstname.lastname@example.org
01 Coffee + Jazz, Shelter Box Appeal St Swithun’s Church, Allington, Bridport. 11am. Mood Indigo, approachable, melodic, familiar, Jazz standards. Italy Earthquake Appeal. Free entry, come & go
01 #dorsethour Meet Up Longthorns Farm, Wareham (by Monkey World) BH20 6HH. 12pm-4pm. Networking event. Tables available to showcase Dorset products & produce. Bar available. RSVP: 01202 959717 email@example.com
01 Tuneful Stories with Tim Laycock Max Gate, Alington Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 2AB. 1pm-4pm
01 The Coaching Age Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Talk by Roger Marsh.
01 Lyme Regis V Colyton Lyme Regis Football Club 3pm kick off. www.lymeregisfc.co.uk
01 Bridport Ceilidhs, present Pipe Factory Ceilidh Band Church House Hall, South Street, Bridport. 7:30pm-11pm. With caller: Simon Maplesden, Tickets £8 from The Music Shop, Lime Tree Deli. Bring and share finger food. Price includes soft drinks, BYO wine or beer. 01308 423442 www.bridportceilidhs.wordpress.com
01 Dorset Chamber Orchestra Concert St. Mary’s Church, Edward Rd, Dorchester. 7:30pm. £12.50 in advance at Harmony Music, Forum Centre, Trinity St. Dorchester 01305 260360 or £13.50 on door, U18s £1. www.dorsetchamberorchestra.org
01 Somerleigh Players present Dickens The Master Storyteller Brownsword Hall, Poundbury, Dorchester, DT1 3GW. 7pm for 7:30pm. A vivid, storytelling adventure. £10 inc. glass of wine & nibbles. Bar available. To book call: 01305 251353
01 Black Tie Dinner Lyme Regis Golf Club, Lyme Regis. As part of Lyme Regis ArtsFest, a Black Tie Literary Dinner with guest speaker Tracy Chevalier, author of 'Remarkable Creatures' and 'Girl with a Peal Earring.' Tickets £40 each from Margaret Rose 01297 445503. 01297 445503 firstname.lastname@example.org
01 Live music: Sky Lizard The Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. Live music from 9pm. www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk
01-30 South West Coast Path Challenge Throughout October, pledge the number of miles that you’d like to walk, or join an organised walk, to raise funds for maintenance of the Coast Path. www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/events/challenge/
01-31 Exhibition: Nautilus, Beautiful Survivor Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 500 Years of Evolutionary History. 01305 756827 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
02 Seed Gathering Safari Holyford Woods, Nr Colyton. GR SY228920. Scouring the woods for nuts & seeds to grow on and plant out as part of the project. 2pm-4pm, followed by tea & cakes, (£3 donation.) 01297 23822 www.devonwildlifetrust.org
03 U3A Talk 'SS Great Britain from Launch to Re-Launch' The Parish Centre, Culliford Road, Dorchester DT1 1QG. Coffee 10:15am, 10:30am start, talk by Ian Caskie. www.dorchesteru3a.org.uk
03 Open Meeting arranged by Dorchester Poverty Action group: ‘Home Sweet Home?’ Dorford Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester. 7pm. Sarah Smith of the YOU Trust talking on homelessness and helping people keep their tenancies and Ruth Davis from the Hospital Social Work Team on helping people to go back home from hospital. 01305 260959
04 Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, Culinary Herbs and Their Medicinal Uses 10:30am-12noon. Find out how herbs can help to heal your body and be adapted to make simple home remedies, with Mary Tassell MSc,MNIMH. 01308 281294
05 West Dorset Ramblers Burton circular, 5miles/8km, starts 10am at Cliff Road, Burton Bradstock, DT6 4GG, for West Bay, up to Bothenhampton and back. Bring snack, no dogs, Call Eleanor: 01308 863955
05 The Pop Up School of Crafts: Drum Lampshade Workshop Godmanstone Village Hall, Near Dorchester. 10:30am-1:30pm. You will need to bring 1/2 metre of lightweight fabric. Nothing too heavy or textured. All other materials, refreshments and a light lunch will be included. £45. Please contact: 07899 036467 email@example.com
05 My Kind of Photography Chancery House, Chancery Lane, Bridport, DT6 3JT. 7:30pm-10pm. Talk by Di Wilkins LRPS, Di will be presenting images from the diverse body of work that she has created. 01308 482658 bridportcameraclub.co.uk
06 Dorchester Archives Talk: Rena Gardiner and her love of Dorset Dorset History Centre, Bridport Rd, Dorchester. 7pm for 7:30pm. Artist and printmaker Rena Gardiner wrote, illustrated and printed guidebooks to historic places, buildings and the countryside using colour and texture to great effect. Tickets £10.00 To book: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01305 228945 or pick up a booking form at the History Centre or http://www.dorsetarchivestrust.org/event-booking/events/
06 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, nor costume. 01935 472771 email@example.com
06 A Short Play: Digging the Dirt Main Conference Hall at the Dorford Centre, Bridport Rd, Dorchester. 7:30pm. By Multi-story Theatre weaving together two stories. Entry is free or by donation. It is arranged by Dorchester Quaker Meeting during Quaker Week. 01305 260959 firstname.lastname@example.org
06 Talk - 'World Heritage Site: the Best of the Best of just a nice Badge?' The Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis With speaker Dr Same Rose of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site Team. £3 (or £2 for Members). http://jurassiccoast.org/
06-19 Faces and Places The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10:30am-4:30pm. Two artists join forces to showcase their talents in painting, textiles, collage and printing. www.townmillarts.co.uk
06-19 Return to the Wild The Town Mill, Lyme Regis 10:30am-4:30pm. Five established local artists--Mervyn West, Elizabeth Wilson, Toni West, Trisha Hayman and Linda Bristow--invite visitors to ‘Return to the Wild’. www.townmillarts.co.uk
07 Lunchtime Recital: Brass Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. Free recital by the students of Sherborne School.
07 Holwell Variety Performance Night Holwell Village Hall, DT9 5LL. 7pm : Live Music, SwapShop. B.Y.O. booze. Snacks, Soft & Hot Drinks Available. £4 donation. Music, poetry, art, storytelling, games. Email: Music@BearCatCollective.co.uk
07 'The Power of the Community’ Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 7:15pm for 7:30pm. FREE Film &discussion, documents Cuba’s people using ingenuity & ‘green’ solutions to triumph over sudden adversity. https://turnlymegreen.co.uk
07 Highlights from A Wildlife Garden Bridport United Church Hall, East Street, Bridport. 7:30pm. An illustrated talk by Colin Varndell, admission by donation, £2 members, £3 non-members.
07,14,21,28 Victorian Cooking Demonstrations Hardy’s Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, Dorset, DT2 8QJ. 11am-2pm. Victorian cooking demonstrations: mulled cider, Dorset apple cake and Portland dough cake. Visitors can see how these recipes are made, get involved, try some cake or mulled apple juice. Normal admission applies, NT members free.
08 Chasty Cottage Antiques Fair Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 8:30am (trade) 9:30am (public) until 4pm. Up to 35 stands, homemade food and refreshments available at coffee shop within the fair. Entrance £1. 01963 370986
08 Monthly Table Top Sale & SwapShop Holwell Village Hall, DT9 5LL. 10am-1pm. Used items, produce & crafts. Clothes, cookware, books, CDs, DVDs, bric-a-brac & toys. Sellers: £5, set up 9am, tables provided. email@example.com
08 SDFHS Photographic Project Open Day Somerset & Dorset Family History Society, The Parade, Cheap St, Sherborne. 10:30am-1pm. We are setting up a searchable database of photographs of named people from Somerset & Dorset. Locals are invited to bring photographs to the Centre so that they can be scanned and inputted by our team. Free. 01935 389611
08 Dorchester Community Plays Association: Mega Jumble Sale Martinstown Village Hall, Nr Dorchester. 10:30am-12:30pm. Toys, books, clothing, bric-a-brac, cake stall & refreshments. Entry 20p. Raising funds for the Community Play.
08 Archaeological Walk Meet at the National Trust car park at Badbury Rings, DT11 9JL. 2pm. Explore the archaeology of the Kingston Lacy Estate as seen from Badbury and High Wood. 2 hours, some slopes. £3, child £1. 01305 224921
08 Family Festival of Science Thomas Hardye School Science Department and Theatre, Queen's Avenue, Dorchester. 1pm-5pm. Range of displays, competitions + activities including The Rocket Show and close encounters with animals. Suitable for all ages, open access and free entry. Light refreshments will be available in aid of charity. www.thomas-hardye.net
08 My Ancestors Came From Village Hall, Loders Nr Bridport, DT6 3SA. 2pm-4:30pm. Talk by Members of The Somerset & Dorset Family History Society West Dorset Group. Members £1.50, Visitors £3. 01308 425710 firstname.lastname@example.org
08 Lyme Reserves v Offwell Rangers Lyme Regis Football Club. 3pm. Lyme Reserves v Offwell Rangers lymeregisfc.co.uk
08 We Shall Overcome Ropemakers, Bridport. Music Starts at 3pm, headliners Black Water Country at 9:15pm.
08 Black History Month: Old Skool Reggae Night Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester. 6pm-10pm. Free family event celebrating diversity. Live music, dance, poetry, food (priced), great relaxing mood, educational.
08 Mozart Requiem By Candlelight Sherborne Abbey. 7:30pm. With the National Symphony Orchestra. Feat. Handel, Vivaldi, Moroconi. In aid of local parishes needing support. Tickets from Sherborne TIC. £18-£20. Info: 01963 220581
08 Quiz Night, by Friends of Bridport Museum British Legion Hall, Victoria Grove, Bridport. 7:30pm. Individuals or teams of four. £6 including ploughman’s supper. Raffle, Wine Bar, Chinese Bingo, Bar available. 01308 423078
08 Sherborne Town Band Social Club, Bradford Abbas. 8pm-11pm, Oktober Fest evening. bradfordabbasclub.co.uk
08-09 Broadwindsor Art Group & Guests, Pre-Christmas Art Show Salt House West Bay, 9:30am-6:30pm.
09 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 email@example.com
11 AGM - Prof Roger Burt - History of Mining in Devon and Cornwall United Church Hall, East Street, Bridport. 2:30pm. Members £1, visitors £2.50. 01308 425710 firstname.lastname@example.org
11 Buckfast Abbey & Lukesland Gardens near Ivybridge Depart Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Regis. Depart by coach 9:15am for autumn colour at Lukesland, and Buckfast’s abbey, gardens, shops restaurant. Cost £16. 01297 34755
12 Dorset Postcard Club '25 Years as Chairman' Dorset Youth Association Hall, Lubbecke Way, Dorchester, DT1 1QL. 7:30pm. Talk by Brian Searle. More information, Secretary, Sue Lee: 01305 785878
12 Autumn Treats with the Dorset Foodie Morrish & Banham Wine Merchants, 1 Pope St. Brewery Square, Dorchester DT1 1GW. Usually 7pm-9pm, £15-£20. 01305 261480 www.morrishandbanham.com
12 Sherborne Flicks: Florence Foster Jenkins Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 7:30pm. £6 from Sherborne TIC.
12 Nautilus: Beautiful Survivor: 500 Years of Evolutionary History Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester. 6:30pm for 7pm. Talk by Wolfgang Grulke. Free, £3 donation encouraged. 01305 756827 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
12 Enchanted Illuminations, Charity preview evening Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Bullers Way, Abbotsbury, DT3 4LA. Martin Clunes OBE will turn on the lights at approximately 6:45pm. Solo Saxophonist. Adult/senior £9, child 5-15yrs £7, inc. a home cooked snack, (Chicken Goujons & chips) U5's free, child portion £2.50. In aid of Weldmar. 01305 261800
12 to Nov. Essential Family History Somerset & Dorset Family History Society, The Parade, Cheap Street, Sherborne. 7pm-9pm. A 5 week evening course, with Ted Udall, for those starting out on their family history or anyone wanting a refresher course. Members £30 for 5 sessions. Non-members £35. Prebook: 01935 389611 www.sdfhs.org/events/sdfhs-events/
12-16 Sherborne Literary Festival A wide variety of speakers including Terry Waite, Pam Ayres, Susie Dent, Harry Parker, Artemis Cooper, Santa Montefiore + more! Tickets & programme from Sherborne TIC. www.sherborneliterarysociety.com
13 Sherborne & District Gardeners' Association Talk Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 2:30pm. 01935 813679
13 Fashion Show by Smith and Smith, Bridport, in aid of Dorset County Hospital Cancer Appeal Bridport Town Hall, South Street, DT6 3LF. 2:30pm. Ladies and Gents fashions for all ages. £10 inc tea/coffee and cakes, lucky ticket number for £50 prize to spend in the shop, and 10% off all non-sale goods plus tombola! Tickets from 8 West St: 01308 422172
13 Sunset Café Stompers Jazz Evening Leigh Village Hall, DT9 6HL. Doors open 7pm drinks & nibbles. Concert at 7:30pm. £12. In aid of Friends of the Yeatman Hospital + Leigh Village Hall. 01935 873846 email@example.com
13 The Thursday Group 'Dances from Shakespeare's Time St George's Church Hall, Fordington, Dorchester. 2:15pm. Talk by Ann Highcliffe. £1 inc. cup of tea and biscuit. Contact Rae Kozary for more info: 01305 269834
13 Tuneful Stories with Tim Laycock at Max Gate Max Gate, Alington Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 2AB 1pm-4pm
13-30 The Enchanted Illuminations Subtropical Gardens, Buller's Way, Abbotsbury, DT3 4LA. Dusk to 8:30pm. Magical lighting of the Gardens. Family Fright Nights Halloween Fun Evenings on 27th-29th 4:30pm-8:30pm includes free face painting (scary faces) and laser rave. Fancy dress encouraged. www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk
14 Lunchtime Recital: Strings Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. Free recital by the students of Sherborne School.
14 Competition – subject Action Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm-10pm. For further information see Lyme Bay Photographic Club website. Mr Chris Sellers 01297 442475 www.lymebayphotographicclub.org/
14 Milborne Movies: Florence Foster Jenkins (PG-13) Milborne St Andrew Village Hall, Nr Dorchester, DT11 0JX. 7:30pm. Based on the true story of the New York socialite (Meryl Streep). 7pm for 7:30pm start. £3 can be obtained on the door.
14-16 ‘George Eliot's Middlemarch: a tribute to hidden lives’ The Friary, Hilfield, nr Dorchester, DT2 7BE. A weekend led by Elizabeth Cook on George Eliot’s greatest novel. 01300 342311 www.hilfieldfriary.org.uk
15 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
15 Country & Western Tribute Night George Albert Hotel, Wardon Hill, DT2 9PW. £35 pp, inc. 3 course dinner. 01935 483430
15 Durnovaria Silver Band South Street, Dorchester. 10:30am-12:30am. Free live music for shoppers to enjoy.
15 Lyme Regis v Alphington Res Lyme Regis Football Club 3pm. Lyme Regis v Alphington Res. www.lymeregisfc.co.uk
15 Bridport Orchard Apple Day Community Orchard, South St, Bridport. 11am - 3pm. Wyld Morris, Story telling, acoustic music, displays, stalls, cider, apple pressing & juice, ploughman's lunches, den building and lots more fun!!! 01308 458480
15 The Fossil Lady Lyme The Hub, Church Street, Lyme Regis 7.30pm. Alison Neil’s highly entertaining play, ‘The Fossil Lady of Lyme’, in which Mary Anning tells her fascinating story. To book tickets please call Lyme TIC: 01297 442138
15 Dorchester Choral Society with the choir of the Kantorei an St Andreas Lübbecke St. Mary’s Church, Edward Road, Dorchester. 7:30pm. £12-16 from Harmony Music, Forum Centre, Trinity St. Dorchester. email@example.com
15 Zoe Schwarz Jazz & Blues Quartet By The Bay Restaurant, Lyme Regis 6.30pm. Zoe Schwarz marries the vocal styles of Janis Joplin and Billie Holliday to deliver cool jazz with a gritty edge. www.lymeregisjazzfestival.co.uk
15 Sunset Café Stompers St Peter’s Church, West Knighton, Nr Dorchester. 7:30pm. Tickets £10. Tel: 01305 852174
15-30 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
16 U3A Open Afternoon St Mary's Church Hall, South Street, Bridport. 2pm. Find out what we do. u3asites.org.uk/bridport
16 Voskresenije: The Russian Choir from St Petersburg Herrison Hall, Sherren Av, Charlton Down, DT2 9UA. 3pm. £10, students £5, from Dorchester TIC, Central Shop -Charlton Down + Charminster Post Office. More info: 01305 269852
16/09-07/10 Exhibition of New Work by NEAC Artists Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne. 9:30am-5pm, Mon-Sat. All Gallery stock can be viewed online: 01935 815261 www.jerramgallery.com
17 Pack Monday Fair Throughout the central streets of Sherborne. Early-late. Annual fair + weekend fun fair on the Terraces.
17 Bride Valley Gardening Club Village Hall in Puncknowle. 7:30pm A speaker from The Gardens Group Gold Club talking on Grasses. Visitors welcome – entry £2. 01308 482602 firstname.lastname@example.org
17 The Church & Human Rights Woodmead Hall, Lyme Regis. Talk by the Bishop of Salisbury. 7:15pm. 01297 443942
17 Lecture: Naughty Numbers in the News - How to Spot a Shabby Statistic Thomas Hardye School, Queen's Av, Dorchester. Start 7pm. By Professor Sir David Spiegelhater, OBE FRS, Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk in the Statistical Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. Free but by tickets only from school reception.
18 Maps and Their Uses: Talk by Wayne Bennett Dorset History Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester, DT1 1RP. 2:30pm. Maps are a product of their time and their owner's interest, explore these issues and point to how we might approach those maps made in the past and specifically those relating to the Bankes Archive Project. Tickets £3 from Dorchester TIC.
18 Dorset Palestinian Israeli Peace: Balls, Barriers & Bulldozers Dorford Baptist Centre, Bridport Rd, Dorchester, DT1 1RR. 7pm. Docu-film - UK women footballers take on Palestinians, plus 2 of the film-makers. Free entry, Palestinian stall.
19 Natural History of the Isle of Islay Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Talk by Becky Williamson. 01305 264620
19 Home Safety Falls Prevention Event Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis Information on local services and activities, accessing aids and adaptations, help at home, leisure pursuits, benefits checks, and energy efficiency advice. 9:30am–12noon
19 Music at the Museum: Daniel Lebhardt (piano) Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester DT1 1XA. 7:30pm. Tickets £12 from the Museum (students £2). Season tickets available. www.dorset-county-museum-music-society.org.uk
19 The Other Dorchester Literary Event: Open Mic Goldie's Bar, 36 High East, Dorchester. 7pm (registration). 7:30pm. 5 minutes slots. Poetry; prose; flash fiction; short story; Twitter fiction etc. Free event. More info: Suzie.email@example.com
19 Downton Abbey Revealed: The Story of Highclere Castle Highlands End Leisure Centre, Eype. 2:30pm. Speaker Matthew Williams. 07972 472029 firstname.lastname@example.org
19 W.I. Meeting Catholic Church Hall, Westbury. 2:30pm. “Laughter is the Best Medicine”. A talk by Robin Miller. £3.
20 South Dorset R.S.P.B. Group Meeting. St . Georges Church, Fordington, Dorchester Mike Read wildlife photographer on "France North and South" A journey around Brittany and Normandy to visit marshes and coastal cliffs followed by the Carmargue and Pyrenees. Admission. Group members £3.00, Visitors £3.50 to include coffee and biscuits.
19-23 Dorchester Literary Festival Venues around Dorchester. Featuring John Challis, Tony Robinson, Tracy Chevalier, Kate Adie and more. Children's events free but bookable. Tickets from Dorchester TIC. www.dorchesterliteraryfestival.com
20 West Bay Guided Walk Meet at public car park opposite Haddon House Hotel Bridport Harbour through 1000 years, 10am guided walk by Elizabeth Gale, approx 2hrs, level walking, £4 each in aid of Rotary charities. 01308 459039
20 Lunchtime Concert: Earth and Air and Rain Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 1pm-2pm. Richard Frewer and David Price perform a selection of West Country folksongs, Schubert’s Heine settings from Schwanengegang, and songs from Gerald Finzi’s Earth and Air and Rain, the settings of Thomas Hardy’s poems. Free.
20 Autumn Tasting Seaside Boarding House, Burton Bradstock, DT6 4RB. 6pm-9pm. Aperitif and canapes, followed by an eight wine tasting. Complimentary but booking essential. 01305 261480 www.morrishandbanham.com
20 The Pearman Slide Lecture about T.E. Lawrence of Arabia Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester DT1 1XA. 7pm for 7:30pm. D.G. Pearman served in Palestine with the Imperial Camel Corps, his collection of slides have been digitised. This lecture will be a chance to see these historic images. Free. 01305 756827 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
20/10-02/11 Raw Energy The Town Mill, Lyme Regis 10:30am-4:30pm. This powerful installation of contemporary paintings by Lyme artist Christine Allison features birds of prey, a life-sized Emperor Stag and huge mackerel. townmillarts.co.uk
21 Lunchtime Recital: Choral & Organ Cheap St Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. By the students of Sherborne School. Free.
21 Autumn Wine Tasting Sunninghill School, Dorchester. 6pm-9pm. Complimentary but booking essential 01305 261480 www.morrishandbanham.com
21 Jess Upton & Guilty Pleasures The Tithe Barn, Symondsbury. Doors open 7pm, music from 8pm, £8 per ticket,
21 Sunset Café Stompers Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Jazz with guest vocalist Hamish Maxwell. £10 (inc. refreshments) from Sherborne TIC. 01935 815565 email@example.com
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
21/10-02/11 Colourscapes The Town Mill, Lyme Regis 10:30am-4:30pm. Exhibition of work by Peter Coates. An exciting journey in landscapes & seascapes. Original paintings in oils and acrylics, prints and IPad images. www.townmillarts.co.uk
22 Vintage Market Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 8:30am-3:30pm. 30+ sellers of quality vintage items. 07809 387594
22 Where did they go, and how did they get there? Somerset & Dorset Family History Soc. The Parade, (bottom of Cheap St), Sherborne. 2pm-4:30pm. Why & how our ancestors moved around the country. £10, (Members £8). 01935 389611
22 Lyme Regis v Westexe Rovers Lyme Regis Football Club 3pm. Lyme Regis v Westexe Rovers www.lymeregisfc.co.uk
22 "Wines Of Italy" Charity Tasting Litton & Thorner's Community Hall, School Lane, Litton Cheney, DT2 9AU. 6:30pm for 7pm. Steven Spurrier of Bride Valley Vineyards & Decanter Magazine, will provide expert guidance through a range of wines. A bring & share supper afterwards.£30pp, proceeds to Litton &Thorners Community Hall. Pre-book: 01305 261 480
22 Fun Quiz and supper in aid of Bridport Millennium Green British Legion Hall, Victoria Grove, Bridport. 7:30pm. Teams of 4-6, or individuals can make up a team. £7.50 (members £6). Raffle and Chinese Bingo. Bar. Details: 01308 425037
22 Quiz Night fun for all United Church Hall, Charles Street, Dorchester. 7:30pm. Plate and Share supper, drinks & biscuits included. Entry will be ticket only. Tickets £5 adult, under 14's £2 available from The Church Shop or via: 01305 266461
22-23 Frocks That Rock, weekend dressmaking workshop at The Town Mill The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10am-5pm. Even beginners can make a dress or play suit in two days. £140 for 2 days. 01297 443205 www.sewladidavintage.com
22-30 Great Half-Term Dinosaur Hunt Dinosaur Museum, Icen Way, Dorchester, DT1 1EW. 10am-4pm daily. Hunt for the answers to the dinosaur mystery in this great all weather attraction.
22-30 Half Term Halloween Fun Children's Farm, Abbotsbury Everyday. Details on: www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk
23 Off The Beaten Track Sherborne TIC. 3pm. Blue Badge Guided Walk. See the history you didn’t know was there! £5.
23 Screen Bites Film Festival: 'East Side Sushi' Milborne Port Village Hall. Doors 7pm. Local food & film. £8. 01963 32525
23 Rotary Book Sale Marine Parade Shelters, Lyme Regis. Inc. a bottle tombola. www.lymeregistowncouncil.gov.uk
23 Quiz Night The Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis Film Themed Quiz Night. £2.50 per person. Max. team of 6. Come as a team or join a team on the night. Prizes. http://bffssouthwest.org.uk/socprogs/lyme.html
25 Maintaining the character of Lyme Regis Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 2:30pm. A workshop with Peter Coe £3.
25 U3A talk by Liz Price Bridport United Church Hall, East St, Bridport. Liz Price (Engagement Officer for the Parliamentary Outreach Service) will explain How Parliament Works; filibustering & myth busting. www.u3asites.org.uk/bridport
25 Screen Bites Film Festival: 'Blazing Saddles' Cerne Abbas Village Hall. 7pm. £8. 01963 32525 www.screenbites.co.uk
25 Slide Presentation by Colin Varndell Bridport Town Hall. 7:30pm. Showcasing his close-up skills in the field of nature photography. £7.50 (Members of Bridport Millennium Green £6) to include wine & nibbles. Contact Sue: 01308 425037
26 Screen Bites Film Fest: 'Far From The Madding Crowd' Stalbridge Village Hall. 7pm. £8. 01963 32525 screenbites.co.uk
26 ‘Moths are Brilliant’ Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Regis. Talk by local wildlife enthusiasts Marjorie Waters and David Cox. 7:30pm Uplyme Village Hall. Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society. https://ulrhs.wordpress.com
27 Arts Buffet Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 10am-12noon & 1:30pm-3:30pm. Get messy & creative at the art & craft workshop for under 12s and their families. 01935 815899
27 Burton Bradstock Guided Walk Meet at Playing Fields. 2pm. The Lords of the Manor and sale of village in 1958, guided by Elizabeth Gale, approx 2 hours level walking, £4 each in aid of Rotary charities. 01308 459039
27 The Tin Forest, A Puppet Show Broadoak Village Hall. 4pm. For everyone aged 3 and up. £6, £5 (U18s), 01308 424922
27-29 Halloween Fun Evenings Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Bullers Way, Abbotsbury, DT3 4LA Free face painting (scary faces), spooky fancy dress encouraged. 01305 261800 www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk
27-30 Sherborne International Film Festival Powell Theatre, Abbey Road, Sherborne. A wide selection of international films including ‘La Grande Vadrouille’, ‘The Kite Runner’, ‘Rabbit-Proof Fence’ and more! Tickets at Sherborne TIC. shiff.org.uk
28 Colin Varndell – ‘The Art of Capturing Nature’ Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. For further information please see Lyme Bay Photographic Club website. 7:30pm-10pm. Mr Chris Sellers 01297 442475 www.lymebayphotographicclub.org
29 Christmas Craft & Gift Market Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 10am-4pm. Lots of Christmas gifts! 01749 677049
29 Apple Day at Hardy’s Cottage Hardy’s Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, Dorset, DT2 8QJ. Join us for a day of orchards, apples and seasonal fun at Hardy's Cottage. Event is free, but normal admission applies for house and garden.
29 Wessex Local Craft & Food Producers Market Brownsword Hall, Poundbury, Dorchester. 10:30am-4pm. Free entry & parking. Supporting Hangers Heroes The Small Charities Charity. www.facebook.com/9.wessexcraftandfoodmarkets
29 Lyme Regis v Witheridge Res Lyme Regis Football Club 3pm. Lyme Regis v Witheridge Res www.lymeregisfc.co.uk
29 Halloween Party Night & Club Re-Launch Trinity Club, Trinity Street, Dorchester. 7pm until midnight. By Mayor and Mayoress Tim and Anita Harries. Members free, non-adult members £2. Music. Prizes for best fancy dress for different age groups and adults too! Party games and prizes. Spooky snacks. More info: 01305 262671 firstname.lastname@example.org
29 Family 'Praise' Barn Dance with the Reel Elastic Band & Caller Bridport United Church Hall. 7:30pm -10:30pm. £5 (U16’sFREE) from ''Good Books', Gundry Lane. Bring & Share supper. No alcohol please. Info: 01308 423034
29-30 Weekend Clearance Sale The Town Mill, Lyme Regis 10am-4pm. Come along to our weekend clearance sale to buy dressmaking patterns, fabrics and haberdashery. 20-50% off everything. 01297 443205 www.sewladidavintage.com
29-30 Halloween Ghost Hunt Brewery Square, Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester. 10am-3pm. Search for the ghosts and Halloween images around the Square and return your form for a prize! Entrance form from the Concierge Office.
30 Fungi & Invertebrates in King John Oak & friends Woodend Park, Shute, nr Colyton. SY253964. Exploring the ecology & conservation of these remarkable trees. 10am - 1pm. Booking essential. 01297 23822 www.devonwildlifetrust.org
31 Behind the Scenes at the Antiques Road Show Bridport United Church Hall, East Street, Bridport. 2:30pm. Talk by Paul Atterbury, presented by the Golden Cap Association. Non-members welcome. £3, inc. tea/coffee. Info: 01308 863577
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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