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What's on in and around West Dorset

September 2016

Information supplied courtesy of West Dorset District Council & West Dorset Tourist Centres

This listing contains a selection of events taking place across West Dorset this month

Pop into your local Tourist Information Centre for full event information and programmes for all local theatres and art centres

Local Events Diary

19/03-07/01/17 Speed to the West: A Nostalgic Journey Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Exhibition of 20th Century Railway Posters. www.dorsetcountymuseum.org

21/07-04/09 Summer Holidays at the Tank Museum Bovington, BH20 6JG. 10am-5pm daily. A range of family activities. Tanks in action every weekday at 1pm. 01929 405096

25/03-30/10 Census Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Road. 10:30am-4pm. Tues, Thurs, Sat & Bank Hols. 2pm-4:30pm Sun.

25/08-13/09 'No Boundaries' Exhibition The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. Julie Oldfield paintings. Travelling beyond the familiar. Pushing and illustrating boundaries. Landscapes and social interaction with them. 01297 445972 www.townmillarts.co.uk

01 English Historical Dance Class St. George's Hall, Fordington, Dorchester, DT1 1LB. (Behind the church; off Fordington Green.) 7:30pm-9:30pm. £5. No previous experience needed, nor partner. 01935 472771 annhinchliffe@hotmail.com

01 Talk: Rejuvenating Ageing Borders Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Free talk. 01935 814633

01 Dorchester Branch WEA AGM Dorford Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester. 7pm for 7:30pm. To include an illustrated talk on the Jurassic Coast by Steve Belasco a member of the Prestigious award winning Dorset Coast Team. All welcome.

01-04 Cerne Abbas Music Festival St. Mary's Church, Cerne Abbas, between Dorchester and Sherborne. In its 26th year! Hosting The Gaudier Ensemble, for four days of chamber music. Book: 07527 528673 www.cerneabbasmusicfestival.co.uk

02 Classic Concert Bridport Town hall, South St. 11am. Tamsin & Friends. £10/£7. 01308 424204 www.bridport-arts.com

02 Holwell Variety Performance Night Holwell Village Hall, DT9 5LL. Doors Open 7pm : Live Music, SwapShop. B.Y.O. booze. Snacks, Soft & Hot Drinks Available. £4 Suggested Contribution. The evening is for music, poetry, art, storytelling, games, or any other form of shared entertainment we can all enjoy. To get involved email: Music@BearCatCollective.co.uk

02 The Porthole Affair – A Murder Mystery Evening St Aldhelm’s Church & Community Centre, Crossways Nr Dorchester. 6:45pm. Tickets to inc. a 3 course meal & coffee, £10 available until 28th August from Premier Stores, The Rectory, and via: 01305 853848 to whom any requests for special dietary considerations should be notified.

02, 09, 16, 23 & 30 Victorian Cooking Demonstrations Hardy’s Cottage, High Bockhampton. 11am-2pm. Explore life’s little luxuries: mulled cider, Dorset apple cake & Portland dough cake. See how these recipes are made, get involved, try some cake or mulled apple juice & share some traditional Dorset recipes. Normal admission applies, NT members free.

02-12 'Land Escapes' Exhibition Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10:30am-4:30pm. Paintings by local Steve Collins. townmillarts.co.uk

03 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

03 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 per table, set up from 9am. samantha-jane-@hotmail.co.uk

03 Awakening To Joy! The Unitarian Chapel in the Garden, Bridport. 10:30am- 5pm. Sacred Clown Workshop for Adults. £60/£35 conc. events@bridportunitarians.co.uk 07917 704305

03 Tuneful Stories with Tim Laycock Hardy’s Cottage, High Bockhampton, Nr Dorchester. 1pm-4pm.

03 Write like an Egyptian Somerset & Dorset Family History Society, The Parade, Sherborne. 2pm-4:30pm. Dr Patricia Spencer will teach you how to read a sentence in hieroglyphs. Members: £8. Non-members: £10. Pre book: 01935 389611

03 Bridport Hat Festival South Street, Bridport. Wear hats, make hats, competitions, prizes, live music, mass photo, trade stands, talks, entertainment. www.bridporthatfest.org

03 Comedy Night The Pilot Boat Inn, Lyme Regis. Hosted by Tom Glover. Tickets £8 from the Pub: 01297 443157

03 Live Music The Royal Standard, Lyme Regis. Live music 9pm ‘til late. 01297 442637 www.theroyalstandardlymeregis.co.uk

03 Live Music: The Deep End The Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. 9pm until late. 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk

03 The Hat Festival Talks 'The Madness of Hats' & 'An Insider's Guide to Millinery' The Ballroom of The Bull Hotel East Street Bridport . Tickets £5 per talk from Snooks or Bridport TIC 01308 424901 www.bridporthatfest.org

03 Beat Safari, Hat Fest Party Dj’s Kathy Kelly, Bearkat and Monkey Marc Chapel in the Garden, Bridport. 8pm-12pm Ska, swing, dub, reggae, ghetto funk, jungle, DnB. Tickets £7 from Bridport Music & Bearkat.

03 FROLIC!! Salty Dogs & Other Old Rougues! The Salt House, West Bay. 8pm-12am. £5.

03-04 Dorset County Show Dorchester Showground. Family friendly agricultural show, animals, displays, competitions, fun fair, food halls, local stands, homecraft, horticulture + more. £13 in advance from West Dorset TICs. dorsetcountyshow.co.uk

03-04 Food Rocks Festival Marine Parade & Cart Rd, Lyme Regis. 10am-6:30pm. The very best produce from the area, plus cookery demonstrations, talks and tastings. Fund raising for the RNLI & Fishermen's Mission. www.hixrestaurants.co.uk

03-04 Guitars on the Beach Lyme Regis Seafront. This year the main focus is on YOU the Sand Band, there will be bands on both days with the record bid at 5pm Saturday the 3rd September 2016. www.guitarsonthebeach.com

04 Bridport Hat Festival Tea Dance The Bull Hotel, 34 East Street, Bridport, DT6 3LF 1:45pm-4:30pm. Cream Tea, after dance cocktails & fascinators competition. Tuition with Glenn Bayliss. Tickets £10 from Bridport TIC 01308 424901

04 South Somerset Ramblers Group Meet 10am, 11miles, picnic, Symondsbury Estate Manor Yard CP, via Eype Down, Colmer's Hill, Denhay Hill, Moorbath. 01935 862229 www.somersetramblers.co.uk

05 Chasing the Northern Lights Parish Centre, Culliford Rd, Dorchester. 10:30am, talk by H. Nichols. dorchesteru3a.org.uk

06 Knoll Gardens & Secret Garden at Serles House Day Trip Depart Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Regis. Depart by coach 9:15am for these two garden destinations near Wimborne. Cost £20. 01297 445709 www.ulrhs.wordpress.com

07 Balmoral sailing from West Bay West Bay, Bridport. Built in 1949 the widely travelled ship MV Balmoral is sailing from West Bay 10am along the coast via Weymouth, Swanage & the Needles. Book via www.whitefunnel.co.uk 0117 3256200

07 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital, showcasing a wide variety of music. Approx 40mins.

07 Quiz Night The Pilot Boat Inn, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm. Quiz to raise funds for Lyme Regis museum's extension. Max team of 6. Come as a team or come on your own & join a team. www.thepilotboatinn.co.uk www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk

07-17 Bridport Art Society 59th Annual Exhibition The Bridport Art Centre, South Street, DT6 3NR 10am – 4pm (closed Sunday and Monday). Original art works, prints and cards by talented local artists. Exhibits for sale, admission free.

08 Flute and harp: Virginia and Florence Astley Max Gate, Alington Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 2AB. 12pm, 2pm & 3:30pm. Come listen to music in the drawing room, from this talented duo. Normal admission applies, NT members free.

08 The Thursday Group 'Wildlife on your Doorstep' St. George's Church Hall, Fordington, Dorchester. 2:15pm. A talk by Joy Wallis. £1 inc. tea and a biscuit. Contact Rae Kozary: 01305 269834

08 Talk: Between the roses Castle Gardens, Garden Centre, New Road, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Free talk. 01935 814633

08 Sherborne & District Gardeners' Association Talk Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Dr Anne Bebbington & John Bebbington, Field Naturalists discuss Fruits of Autumn. 01935 813679

08 Concert in aid of the Calvert Trust Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3NL. 7:30pm. A selection of works by Bach, Albinoni & Habershon. (A pre-concert talk entitled ‘Music and Nature’ with celebrated polar explorer Jim McNeill and composer Helen Habershon, will be held at 5:30pm in the Digby Memorial Hall). Tickets £10-£25 from Sherborne TIC. Info: 01963 220581.

08 The Anchor Sessions 2016 Veast of Folk The Anchor Inn, High Street, Burton Bradstock. 7pm, in aid of the Air Ambulance.

08 An Evening with the Curator - Speed to the West Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester. A Nostalgic Railway Journey by BBC Antiques Roadshow, author &railways expert Paul Atterbury. Free, £3 donation encouraged.

08-15 Dorset Architectural Heritage Week Many unique buildings of Dorset open to the public, such as Hardy’s Cottage, Max Gate, Bridport Town Hall, Sherborne Steam & Waterwheel Centre, Guildhall & Belmont House in Lyme Regis, Melbury House, + many tours. See online for details or pick up a brochure from West Dorset TICs. www.dahw.org.uk 01202 888992

09-10 Plush Festival Plush. 7:30pm both days. Encounters 2 - Tango Nuevo & Doric Quintet. Details: www.plushfestival.com

09-10 Concerts at Tincleton Gallery Old School House, Tincleton, DT2 8QR. 8pm. A selection of Mozart, Chopin, & Beethoven. Ronan Magill on piano & Lisa Izumi on violin. £12, for more information phone or see: www.tincletongallery.com

09-11 ‘Just Living–Faith & Community in an Age of Consumerism’ The Friary, Hilfield, nr Dorchester, DT2 7BE. With Dr Ruth Valerio a theologian who works for A Rocha the Christian conservation organisation. 01300 342311 hilfieldfriary.org.uk

09-11 Lyme Regis Folk Weekend All around Lyme Regis. Music, dancing & entertainment all over the town, from pubs & cafes, Marine Theatre, seafront stage & Langmoor Gardens. Tickets from Lyme Regis TIC. 01297 442138 www.lymefolk.com

10 Fleamarket Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 10am-4pm. An old fashioned fair for everyone. 01749 677049

10 Brewery Square Fayre Brewery Square, Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester. 11am-8pm. Fun for all the family. Children's entertainment, market stalls, live music (til 6pm) and a beer tent with a selection of locally produced brews and soft drinks.

10 Sacred Heart & St. Aldhelm Church Fete Pageant Gardens, Sherborne, DT9 3NB. 1pm-4pm. All welcome. 01935 817884

10 Where Did They Come From? My 18th and 19th Centuary Family Village Hall, Loders, DT6 3SA. 2pm-4:30pm. Talk by Ted Udall for The Somerset & Dorset Family History Soc. Members £1.50, Visitors £3 (inc.afternoon tea). 01308 425710

10 Tea with an Author–Medley of Dorset Readings Chesil Beach Centre, Portland Rd. Join Julie Musk from Roving Press for tea & cake at Taste* café. 2pm-3:30pm, as she reads from locally based books. £6 p.p. Booking essential: 01305 206191.

10 Lyme Regis v Bickleigh Football Match Davey Fort, Lyme Regis Football Club. 3pm Kick off. www.lymeregisfc.co.uk

10 Music in the Butterfly House Castle Gardens, Shebrorne. Fun filled 50s, 60s, & 70s themed evening featuring The Vendettas, in aid fo the Fortuneswell Trust. Tickets £10 (to include supper) from the garden Centre. 01935 814633

10 Live Music: K'Fuffle The Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. 9pm until late. 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk

10-11 & 17-18 West Dorset Open EcoHomes Various locations. Visit 15 homes in West Dorset to find out how they have reduced their environmental impact & household bills. Contact Bridport TIC for details. www.bridport.greenopenhomes.net

11 Car Boot Sale: Friends of the Yeatman Hospital Terraces, Sherborne. Sellers from 8:30am (£5 per car), Buyers 9pm-12noon, 50p per person. Sorry, no dogs allowed in field.

11 Connections - an Art Exhibition Celebrating the Human Story The Studio, Summer House, The Borough Gardens, Dorchester, DT1 1RE. 11am-5pm. A group of artists aged between 76-101years old. Connections with their past, present and futures. Film, photographs, sculpture and pieces of writing. Private view 5pm-8pm RSVP if possiblel: bongley@gmail.com

11 South Somerset Ramblers Group Meet 10am, 14 miles, picnic, meet at Yarn Barton CP Beaminster. Via Gerrards Hill, Monarch's Way and Winyards Gap. 01935 426842 www.somersetramblers.co.uk

11 Lyme Regis to Charmouth Challenge 2016 Front Beach, Lyme Regis. 12:30pm. A 3.15k open sea journey, for 200 *experienced sea swimmers* around part of our beautiful Jurassic Coast. 07808 584 624 www.lyme-splash.com

11 Organ and Brass Ensemble St Osmund's Church, Osmington. 5pm. Organist: Dr Richard Hall. Varied programme by Trumbonium Brass Quintet. Tickets £8 to include wine, juice and nibbles. Proceeds to St Osmund's Church.

13 Jane Ferentzi-Sheppard - Whitchurch Canonicorum - A Dorset Parish 1760-1920 United Church Hall, East St, Bridport. 2:30pm. Talk by The Somerset & Dorset Family History Soc. Members £1, visitors £2.50, 01308 425710 jferentzi@aol.com

13 Archaeological Walk: Lyscombe Bottom Grass parking area just off the entrance of Lyscombe Farm, DT1 7RF. 10:30am. Prehistoric monuments and a medieval chapel. 2½hours, 4M, inc. a steep downhill slope. £3, child £1. 01305 224921

13 Smart Living Baptist Church Hall, Broad Street Lyme Regis. 7:15pm for 7:30pm. How smart choices come back to hug you and are good for people, planet and profit. By Mukti Mitchell. www.bridport.greenopenhomes.net

13 Talk by Mukti Mitchell with Turn Lyme Green. The Blue Room, Royal Lion Hotel, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm. Mukti Mitchell, sailor, author and director of CosyHome Company will be speaking to Turn Lyme Green. https://turnlymegreen.co.uk

14 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital, showcasing a wide variety of music. Approx 40mins.

14 Dorset Postcard Club 'Royal Navy Part 2' Dorset Youth Association Hall, Lubbecke Way, Dorchester DT1 1QL. 7:30pm. Talk by Stuart Morris. More information, Secretary, Sue Lee: 01305 785878

14 Wines & Pies 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

14 Meeting for Dorchester Carnival Members Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester. 4:30pm. The first meeting of the 2017 team - looking for new members, no prior experience needed. carnival.dorchester@gmail.com

14 Science & Imagination–Getting Intimate with Deep Time Dorset County Museum, High West St, Dorchester. 6:30pm for 7pm. Talk by Sam Scriven, Earth Science Manager, Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. Free, £3 donation encouraged.

14 Sherborne Flicks: The Man That Knew Infinity Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 7:30pm. £6 from Sherborne TIC.

14 Charlton Down Local History Group 'A History of WW1 Tanks' Charlton Down Village Hall, Sherren Avenue, Charlton Down, DT2 9UA. 7:30pm. By Chris Copson, Curator of the Keep Military Museum, Dorchester. £3 entry.

14 The Spy Who Never Was: a talk by Peter Hill Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. Coffee/tea at 10am-10:40am. Talk 11am, about Dorothy O'Grady, the first woman to be charged with treason in 1940 under a new Act of Parliament. Small donation.

15 South Somerset Ramblers Group Walk starts 10am, 5.5 miles, from Yarn Barton CP Beaminster, to Netherbury & Stoke Abbot. Call organiser to confirm. 01935 862340 www.somersetramblers.co.uk

15 Flower Show Forum Castle Gardens, Garden Centre, New Road, Sherborne. 2pm-4pm. A review of the summer shows, following the spring forum in March. 01935 814633

15 Talk: Butterflies and wild flowers Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Free talk. 01935 814633

15 Tea with Mr Hardy Max Gate, Alington Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 2AB. 4pm-5pm. Mr and Mrs Hardy invite you to afternoon tea in their garden, with special guest Sir Frederick Treves, with a performance by some of the Hardy Players. 01305 262538

15 The South Dorset R.S.P.B. Group St.Georges Church Hall, Fordington, Dorchester. 7:45pm. Speaker; Tony Bates, President, Dorset Wildlife Trust, on "The Back of Beyond", a trip to the Australian Outback. Members £3, visitors £3.50.

15 Strange Coincidences and Historical Facts Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1XA. 7pm for 7:30pm. Talk by Warwick Taylor, MBE. Free, £3 donation encouraged.

15 Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri Eype Centre for the Arts, Bridport. An acoustic journey, Tickets £17.50 from Bridport Music, 01308 425707 www.bridportLIVE.co.uk

16 Lyme Bay Photographic Club Competitions Outing and Ramble/Members’ Evening Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm-10pm. Competitions, Outing and Ramble/Members’ Evening. 01297 442475 https://lymebayphotographicclub.org

16 Live Music: Perfect Strangers - Cider and Beer Festival The Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. Live music from 9pm until late. Cider & Beer Festival 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk

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

16-19 Great British Beach Clean Lyme Regis Seafront. Info: http://www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch/greatbritishbeachclean

17 Camelot Challenge Gryphon Leisure Centre, Sherborne. 9am. Multi terrain half marathon. Enter: camelrace@hotmail.co.uk

17 Book Fair Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 9:30am-4pm. New, Second-hand & antiquarian books (also magazines, prints, postcards & ephemera). 01803 613356 colinbakerbooks@btinternet.com

17 Cider Day at Sherborne Museum Sherborne Museum, Church Lane, Sherborne, DT9 3BP. Learn about local cider making, orchard keeping and wassail. Experience fresh-pressed apple juice or locally produced ciders. Free entry. 01935 812252

17 ‘The Stigmata Festival’ The Friary, Hilfield, nr Dorchester, DT2 7BE. Come and share with others in this celebration of the pinnacle of St Francis’ vocation. 12 noon Sung Eucharist. 01300 342311 www.hilfieldfriary.org.uk

17 Tuneful Stories with Tim Laycock Max Gate, Alington Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 2AB. 1pm-4pm. Traditional tunes and stories from Hardy’s childhood. Normal admission applies, NT members free.

17 From Guitar to Ukulele Poyntington Church. A musical journey with Samantha Muir & Lara Taylor. Tickets to include a drink at 7pm, £10 from A. Rodger 01963 220759 and J. Oliver 01963 220637.

17 Kylie Tribute Night George Albert Hotel, Wardon Hill, Evershot, DT2 9PW. £35 pp, inc. 3 course dinner. 01935 483430

17 Skimmity Hitchers + Cider & Beer Festival The Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. Live music from 9pm until late. 01297 442312

17-18 River Cottage Festival River Cottage HQ, Trinity Hill Road, Axminster, EX13 8TB. Day tickets £35 adults, £10 children under 12, weekend tickets £60 adults, £20 children under 12. 01297 630300 www.rivercottage.net/festival

17-18 Healing & Spiritual Weekend Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 11am- 7pm Sat, 11am- 6pm Sun. Reflexology, Reiki, Aromatherapy, Aura Camera, Tarot, Thai Massage, Light Therapy, Crystals, Demos & Talks +more. Entry £1. 01963 251477

17-02/10 Lyme Regis Arts Fest Exhibitions on the theme of 'IDENTITY' at the two Town Mill galleries and The Baptist Church Hall. Also open studios, workshops and an Art Trail through the town. info@lymeregisartsfest.com lymeregisartsfest.com

18 West Bay Beach Clean West Bay, Bridport. Starts at 10:30am - part of the Great |British Beach Clean - mainly West Beach.

18 Charity Plant Fair Mapperton, Nr Beaminster DT8 3NR. 10am-4pm. Entry £3 (to charity). A chance to buy plants from some different stands from the Spring plant fair. Special £3 discount on the day to the house & garden. Café & shop will be open.

18 Music In The Park Pageant Gardens, Sherborne, DT9 3NB. 2:30pm-4pm. Music from Sherborne Town Band. Free!!

18 Bug Tree Swamp + Cider & Beer Festival The Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. Live music from 4pm-7pm. 01297 442312

19 Bride Valley Gardening Club Village Hall in Puncknowle. 7:30pm. Philip Gamble – Gardens of South West England. Visitors welcome – entry £2. 01308 482602 skephouse@btinternet.com

19 Community Lecture 'Richard III: The King Under the car Park' Thomas Hardye School Theatre, Queen's Av, Dorchester, DT1 2ET. 7pm. By Matthew Morris BA MA ACIfA. Admission free but by ticket only, from school reception. 01305 266064

20 The Life & Times of Eldridge Pope St. George's Hall, Fordington, Dorchester, DT1 1LB. 2:30pm. Talk by Jeremy Pope OBE. for National Trust South Dorset. Members £3, NON-NTSDA members £4. www.southdorsetnt.org.uk

20/09-29/11 Age Well Complete Beginners Computers course Sherborne Library, Hound Street. 2pm-4pm. Come along to a 10 week AGE WELL Complete Beginner Computer course for only £30. No experience necessary! 01202 262300

21 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital, showcasing a wide variety of music. Approx 40mins.

21 The Great Heath Project Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Talk by Nicky Hoar, Wildlife Trust. 01305 264620

22 Bordeaux & Beyond Tasting Seaside Boarding House, Burton Bradstock, DT6 4RB. Usually 7pm-9pm, £15-20. Aperitif and canapes, followed by an eight wine tasting. 01305 261480 www.morrishandbanham.com

22 Talk: Autumn bulb planting Castle Gardens, Garden Centre, New Road, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Free talk. 01935 814633

22 A Place to Grow Bridport Town Hall. 7:30pm. A talk on Bridport Community Cohousing covering sustainability of housing and also the broader design process and the evolution of the project. By Mukti Mitchell. www.bridport.greenopenhomes.net

23 Bordeaux & Beyond Tasting Café Paninis, 11 Weymouth Av, Brewery Square, Dorchester. 7pm-10pm, £40. Aperitifs, canapes, an eight wine tasting. After a 2 course supper with wine included. 01305 261480 www.morrishandbanham.com

23 Words With Wine (followed by AGM) Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. For details see: sherborneliterarysociety.com

23 Navigating the Royals, Brittania & Ark Royal The Bull Hotel, 34 East Street, Bridport, DT6 3LF. 7pm-7:30pm.

24 Vintage Market Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 8:30am-3:30pm. 30+ sellers. 07809 387594

24 Wessex Local Craft & Food Producers Market Brownsword Hall, Poundbury, DT1 3GW. 10:30am-4pm. Free entry.

24 Archaeology Day Max Gate, Allington Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 2AB. 11am-3pm. Hardy was fascinated with the layers of history and the stories they told. NT archaeologist, Nancy Grace, will be on hand with a display of fascinating finds.

24 Live Music: Paper Trains The Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. 9pm until late. 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk

24 Last Night of the Proms Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 7:30pm-10pm. With the Sherborne Town Band and youth band. Enjoy great music, entertainemtn and audience participation. Tickets from Sherborne TIC. www.sherbornetownband.co.uk

25 Durnovaria Silver Band Borough Gardens, Dorchester. 2:30pm. Free live music. www.dorchester-tc.gov.uk/Whats+On

26 West Dorset Wildlife Reserves Bridport United Church Hall, East St, Bridport. 7:30pm. Talk by Steve Masters. Presented by the Golden Cap Association (West Dorset). Admission £3 includes tea or coffee and biscuits. More info: 01308 863577

27 Talk by Christian Tyler Bridport United Church, East Street, DT6 3LF. 2pm, a talk in Praise of Uncertainty, an examination of how process is allowed to destroy Purpose, in public - and private - life. www.u3asites.org.uk/bridport

27 The 'new' Shute House Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. Talk by Maureen Turner M.A. 2:30pm. £3 lymeregissociety.org.uk

28 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital, showcasing a wide variety of music. Approx 40mins.

28 Talk by Chris Beardshaw Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Regis. TV and radio presenter, garden designer and author. Tickets £6 members, £10 non-members. Bookings via: 01297 444034 or 01297 34733 www.ulrhs.wordpress.com

30 Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning!! United Church, East Street, Bridport. 10am-12noon. Raising money for Macmillan.

30 Catherine Carter – Cruise ships’ photographer Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. Talk by Catherine Carter on travelling the world working as a cruise ships' photographer. 7:30pm-10pm. 01297 442475 https://lymebayphotographicclub.org

West Dorset Tourist Information Centres

Dorchester TIC, Antelope Walk, Dorchester
Tel: 01305 267992

Bridport TIC, South Street, Bridport
Tel: 01308 424901

Sherborne TIC, Digby Road, Sherborne
Tel: 01935 815341

Lyme Regis TIC, Church Street, Lyme Regis
Tel: 01297 442138

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