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What's on in and around West Dorset

December 2017

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

Until-06/01/18 Under the Surface: Paintings and Carvings by David West. Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. See website for opening times and details: www.dorsetcountymuseum.org

24/11-13/12 Winter Art Fair at The Town Mill Mill Lane, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PU. 10:30am-4:30pm. Free Entry. Enticing paintings, sculptures, drawings, pottery, textiles, jewellery and books. 01297 444042 www.townmillarts.co.uk

30/11-02/12 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Powell Theatre, Abbey Road, Sherborne. 8pm. Joint Sherborne Boys amp; Sherborne Girls schools production. Free tickets obtainable from the Sherborne School Office. 01935 812249

01 Chamber Orchestra Recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:45pm. Free recital by the students of Sherborne School.

01 W.D.G Christmas Lunch W.I Hall, North Street, Bridport. 12:30pm. £14.50 for 2 course lunch, with DWT Christmas gifts for sale and raffle. After-lunch talk on Butterflies amp; Global Warming by Dr Tom Brereton. Must Pre Book: 01308 423442

01 Silver Moon Toller Porcorum Hall, DT2 0DE. An enchanting Christmas story for children from 4-11 years and their families. 6pm. £6, £5 (18s), £20 family, in advance via: 01300 320373, Toller Post office or online at www.artsreach.co.uk

01 Christmas Chocolate Sweet Treats Tasting Morrish amp; Banham Wine Merchants, 1 Pope St, Brewery Sq, Dorchester, DT1 1GW. 7pm-9pm. Presented by Hive Beach Bakery. £25pp, pre-book: 01305 261480 www.morrishandbanham.com

01 The Land and The Sea 4000-1600BC Dorset County Museum, Hight West Streeet, Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7pm for 7:30pm. Talk by Richard Bradley. Suggested contribution £3. 01305 756827 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org

01-23 Scotties Christmas Trees amp; Log Reindeer The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10:30am-4:30pm. Pick your ultimate festive decoration from a selection of trees and log reindeer – home delivery within Lyme Regis available. www.townmill.org.uk

01/12-02/01/18 Pop Up Vintage at the Town Mill Mill Lane, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PU. 10:30am-4pm. Free entry. Books, clothes, toys, accessories, homewares, needlework supplies and much more. (Closed 25th and 26th Dec.) 01297 444042

02 Christmas Sale amp; Coffee Morning Beaminster Museum, DT8 3NB. 10am-12noon. beaminstermuseum.wordpress.com

02 Christmas Market Symondsbury Manor Yard, DT6 6HD .10am-6pm. Free entry. 01308 424116 symondsburyestate.co.uk

02 Christmas Bazaar Buckland Newton Village Hall. 12noon-2pm. Homade produce, crafts, decorations amp; raffle. Free entry.

02 Fernhill Christmas Craft Fair Fernhill Hotel, Charmouth, DT6 6BX. 1pm-4:30pm. Live Christmas music, diverse craft stalls, charity raffle, kids’ activities and more. 01297 560492 www.facebook.com/FernhillChristmasCraftFair/

02 NCT Nearly New Sale Sir John Colfox Academy, Ridgeway, Bridport, DT6 3DT. 2pm-4pm. Entry £1, refreshments avail-able. Quality used baby amp; toddler clothes, toys, equipment +more! Book a table: 07402 265927 NNS.Bridport@nct.org.uk

02 Christmas Entertainment: The Trinity Entertainers Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Blackmore Vale amp; Yeovil National Trust Assoc. talk. New members welcome. The annual fee is £5. 01935 425383 bvyntmembership@outlook.com

02 Meet Santa Royal Lion Hotel, 60 Broad St, Lyme Regis. 3pm. Entrance £1, every child will receive a gift. 01297 445622

02 Lantern Workshop Baptist Church Hall, 2 Sherborne Ln, Lyme Regis, DT7 3NY. 3pm: Free lantern-making workshop at the Baptist Church. 3pm-5pm: Christmas hat competition. 4:30pm: Lantern competition at the Church. 01297 445303.

02 Switch-On Saturday The Christmas Tree, The Shambles, Broad Street, Lyme Regis. 3pm: Street Theatre in the main town centre, Santa’s Grotto at the Royal Lion and Humbugs in the High Street (festive goodies from the traders) 5:15pm: Lantern Parade with Father Christmas amp; Lyme Regis Majorettes. 5:30pm: The Mayor will switch on the Christmas Lights.

02 Bridport Ceilidhs Saturday Dances St Mary's Church House, South St, Bridport. 7:30pm-11pm. Music by Jigs for Gigs, caller Jane Thomas. BYO alcohol, amp; food to share, soft drinks provided. 01308 423442 bridportceilidhs.wordpress.com

02 Christmas Auction Lyme Regis Football Club. 7pm. Auction lots will include sports memorabilia and tickets, tickets to local attractions, restaurant vouchers, hampers, gifts amp; more. All welcome! info@lymeregisfootballclub.co.uk

02 Sherborne Chamber Choir: Hark The Glad Sound Sherborne Abbey, DT9 6AQ. 7:30pm. Great choral music from across the ages to celebrate the start of Advent. Tickets £5-£16 available from Sherborne TIC.

02 Learn to grow Mushrooms at home! The Studio, Bredy Cottages, Annings Lane, Burton Bradstock, DT6 4NG. £70 inc. veggie lunch+ a free bag of mushroom grain spawn to start you off. 07899 992398 stevemeek999@gmail.com

02-03 Sherborne's Annual Crafts for Christmas Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 10am-4pm. Unique and unusual Crafts amp; Gifts for Christmas or the home. Free entry. 01749 677049 www.westcountrycraftfairs.co.uk

02 Music for Christmastide St Mary Magdalene, Loders. 7pm. Tickets £10 (inc. a glass of wine) www.cantamus-dorset.org

02,09 Yoga with Alexander Masonic Hall, Lyme Regis. 10am. 90 mins beginners classes. £10. BYO mat. 07549 331841

02-10 Christmas Tree Festival Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 10am-4:30pm daily, Sun 10th: 6:30pm Carol Service.

02-23 Magical Christmas at Sealife: Father Christmas Sealife Centre, Beach Road, Weymouth. 11:15am-2:30pm. £8.50 visit only plus access charge. Tickets available for access charge from Dorchester TIC. 01305267992 dtic@dorset.gov.uk

03 Sherborne Festive Shopping Day Throughout Sherborne town centre. 10am-4pm. Santa’s Grotto, Music, bands, choirs, street entertainment, festive shops and stalls, local produce. Shoppers' Carols in the Abbey at 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm. Advent Carol Service at 5pm. Wandering Winds music at the Museum for their open day. Parade amp; Tree Lighting 4pm.

03 Stir Up Sunday Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10:30am-3pm. Christmas pudding amp; Gingerbread workshops. townmill.org.uk

03 Plant Heritage Dorset Group Celebrity Lecutre Puddletown Village Hall, Nr Dorchester. 2:30pm. New Ways with Perennials by Noel Kingsbury, well-known garden designer and writer on new naturalistic plantings. Visitors £2.50.

03 Christmas Tree on the Green West Bay. From 3pm enjoy mince pies, mulled wine, carol singing and lighting of the tree. With a brass band, visit from Father Christmas, and a fun run! www.westbaydays.co.uk

03 Lyme Bay Chorale Christmas Concert St. Michael's Church, Church St, Lyme Regis. 4:30pm. Soloists Philippa Hyde and Paul Esswood. £15 on door, £13 in advance from Lyme TIC, Penny Black’s Tea-room. U19s are free. 01297 442138

03 Advent Jazz Tindall Hall, Sherborne School. 6pm. Swing Band amp; Jazz Band performance. 01935 812249

03 Advent Carol Service Sherborne Abbey. 8:15pm. www.sherborneabbey.com

04 Advent Quiet Day Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 10am–3:30pm, led by The Rural Dean, The Revd Vivian Enever. BYO Bible, notebook, pen and a picnic lunch. To book a place please contact the Parish Office. 01935 812452

04 Trails and Tribulations Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7pm. An illustrated talk, for Christian Aid, by Robert Hayward OBE, on the Sudan and countries beyond. Tickets £7, to inc. mulled wine amp; mince pies from the Parish Office.

05 Make a cushion in a morning Unit 7b Browns Farm, Nettlecombe, Bridport, DT6 3SS. 9:30am-12:30pm. Small class size, expert tuition, all abilities welcome. £40 inc all materials (except face fabric). mastershazel@gmail.com 07533 344609

05 Lyme Regis Art Society AGM amp; 'Life and Times' Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. 2pm-4pm. Lyme Regis Art Society Demonstration by Linda Hampson. Non-members £5. 01297 445464 Sheila.lyme@gmail.com

05 Weldmar Light Up a Life Dorchester Hospice. 6:30pm. www.weld-hospice.org.uk

05,12,19 Uplyme Morris Rehearsals The Bottle Inn, Marshwood. Tuesday evenings from 7:15pm. 07917 748087

06 Flourish Winter Celebration Chapel in the Garden, 49 East Street, Bridport. 1pm-3pm. Celebrating all things wintery with healthy winter snacks amp; different winter activities for you to get involved in. All welcome. www.edp.org.uk/flourish

06 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 1pm. Free 40 minute recital by Paul Ellis showcasing a wide variety of music.

06 Christmas at Covent Garden Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 2pm amp; 8pm. Arts Society talk by Sarah Lenton. £5. 01935 474626 www.theartssocietysherborne.org.uk

06 Bridport Christmas Cheer Bridport, DT6 3LF. 4pm-8pm. Late night shopping, craft stalls, live music, Father Christmas, mulled wine amp; family fun. Local schools carol singing in Bucky Doo Square. 01308 424901 bridportchristmascheer.co.uk

06 Duncan Honeybourne Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester. 7:30pm. Membership season tickets available. Individual concert tickets £15 from museum reception: 01305 756827 www.dorset-county-museum-music-society.org.uk

06,13,20 Yoga with Alexander Masonic Hall, Lyme Regis. 6:30pm. Beginners yoga classes. 90 minute classes. £10pp. Please bring a mat with you. 07549 331841 www.yogawithalexander.com

07 Looking Back At Lord Digby’s School Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Talk amp; material relating to the story of this historic building. Further details from Sherborne Museum. 01935 812252 www.sherbornemuseum.co.uk

07 Dorchester Christmas Cracker Dorchester Town Centre. 5pm-7pm. Father Christmas free at County Museum

07 Diabetes UK Group Meeting - Christmas Get Together Dorford Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester, DT1 1RR. 7pm for registration, coffee and socialisation. Speaker starts 7:30pm. Diabetes UK group meeting. All welcome.

07 "Brilliance" Wootton Fitzpaine Village Hall, DT6 6ND. 7:30pm (Doors 7pm). Interactive play by Farnham Maltings on the advent of electricity to village life. Tickets £9 (U18:£7) from box office at Charmouth Practice. Bar amp; raffle. 01297 560948

07-21 Forde Abbey's White Christmas Forde Abbey. Open daily except Mon amp; Tues, 3:30pm–8pm. See interiors dressed for Christmas, and gardens illuninated after dark. Father Christmas on 16th amp; 17th. 01460 221290 www.fordeabbey.co.uk

08 Recital for Christmas Tree Festival Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:45pm. Free student recital. 01935 810518

08 The New Scorpion Band Milborne Port Village Hall, DT9 5RE. 7pm for 7:30 pm. Gig. Tickets £12.50 from Wayne's the Butcher or 01963 251028 www.bit.ly/mpvh-nsb

08 Milborne Movies: Hidden Figures Milborne St Andrew Village Hall, DT11 0JX. 7:30pm start. saryan6630@aol.com

09 Bridport Town Hall Craft Fair Bridport Town Hall, South Street, DT6 3LF. 9am-3pm. Disabled access via the lift in the TIC. A variety of stalls inc. jewellery, cushions, cards and wood turned items. 01308 424901 bridportandwestbay.co.uk

09 The Gospel of Thomas Meeting House, 95 South St, Bridport. 10am-4pm. A space for living spirituality "Engaging with sacred texts" led by Don MacGregor. Donations £5-£30 per day. Bring amp; share lunch. Must pre-book: iona.lake@aol.co.uk

09 Sherborne Hand-made Craft Fair Digby Hall, Next to Library, Hound St, Sherborne. 10:30am-3:30pm. A good chance to get those early Christmas presents! These traders only sell hand-made goods, made by themselves. 01963 34696

09 Seasonal refreshement tasting and sale Liberty Orchards' Tasting Shed, BA22 9SZ. 11am-3pm, in aid of Halstock Village Community Room Liberty Orchards' Tasting Shed.

09 New Elizabethan Singers St Mary's Church, South St, Bridport. 6pm. An informal performance of extracts from Handels 'Messiah'. Free entry, donations in aid of the church roof appeal. sastamford@outlook.com 01308 425312

09 Fliss Gorst Quartet with Lauren Bush The Bay, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis, DT7 3JH. 7pm-10pm. Swing, and uptempo melodies - bags of sax appeal. 7pm-8pm food / 8pm-10pm jazz music. Tickets £22 from Lyme TIC. 01297 442138

09 A Christmas Carol Broadoak Village Hall. 7:30pm Celebrate the festive season with a mesmerising solo performance of this timeless. £9, £7 (u18's) £25 (family). Bar amp; refreshments available. 01308 424922 www.artsreach.co.uk

09 Rachael Roberts amp; the Gatsby Gang The Tithe Barn, Symondsbury, DT6 6HG. 8pm, an evening of Vintage Jazz from the 1920's, 30's amp; beyond. £10 per ticket, in advance only. 01308 424116 www.symondsburyestate.co.uk

09,15,16,18-20,22-23,27-30 Festive Events at Corfe Castle. Lord of Misrule:10am-7pm. Storytelling, games amp; Tudor traditions. Magical Light Celebration: Dusk - 7pm. Beacons, brazier amp; illuminations. 01929 481294 nationaltrust.org.uk

09,15,16,22,23 A Taste of Tudor Times Corfe Castle Tea Rooms, Corfe. 6:30pm-8:30pm. Illuminated Castle visit and authentic period recipes plus mulled wine and mead. £35. 01929 481294 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/corfecastle

10 Xmas Wreath Making Chedington Village Hall. 10am-3:30pm. £40 inc. materials. 01935 891437 chedingtonvh@gmail.com

10 Wessex Military Band Winter Concert Bridport Arts Centre, 9 South Street, Bridport. 3pm. A concert to cheer you up on a winter afternoon. Tickets £9/Conc £7. 01308 424204 www.wessexmilitaryband.co.uk

10 Christingle Service Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 5pm.

11 “Climate Change, Dolphins, Space Ships amp; Antimicrobial Resistance; Impact of Bubble Acoustics” Thomas Hardye School, Queen's Ave, Dorchester, DT1 2ET. 7pm. Talk by Prof Timothy Leighton FRS. mailto:news@thomas-hardye.net

11 The Abbey's Gift To The Town' Concert Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 7:30pm. Christmas concert for all to attend.

12 Talk: The Maiden Newton to Bridport Railway Beaminster Museum, DT8 3NB. 2:30pm. Speaker Douglas Beazer. Admission charge £2.50 per person. www.beaminstermuseum.wordpress.com

12 A Slightly AlternativeChristmas Brownswood Hall, Pummery Sq, Poundbury. 2:30pm. Talk by Bonny Sartin of the Yetties for the National Trust. Annual membership £3 single, £5 joint. Non-mem £4 southdorsetassociation@gmail.com

12 Weldmar Light Up a Life Abbotsbury Swannery, New Barn Rd, Abbotsbury, DT3 4JG. 4pm. www.weld-hospice.org.uk

12 Bridport History Society United Church Hall, East Street, Bridport. 2:30pm. 'Discovering the Roman Aqueduct in Dorchester'. Tea amp; mince pies. Members £1, visitors £3. All welcome. 01308 425710 jferentzi@aol.com

12 Sherborne Historical Society Talk: Claret Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 8pm. The history of the English love affair with Bordeaux wine, by David Copp. www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk

12 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 1pm. Free 40 minute recital by Simon Clarkson feat. a wide variety of music.

13 Geology Revealed Dorset County Museum, High West St, Dorchester. 7pm Talk by Dr John Wincher. Free. 01305 756827

13 Sherborne Flicks: Viceroy’s House Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 7:30pm. Drama based on the final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten and the transition of British India to independence. Tickets £6 from Sherborne TIC.

13 Christmas Social, Seed Swap amp; Bulb Planting Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, DT7 3UY. 7:30pm. ulrhs.wordpress.com

14 Gardeners' Assoc. Meeting Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Talk by Martin Young: Nectar Plants. 01935 389375

14 Carols Service for Visiting Steam train Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 3pm.

14 An Evening of Christmas Carols, songs amp; Readings United Church, East St Bridport, DT6 3LJ. 7pm. www.ctibd.org.uk

14 Celtic Strings: A Festive Feast of Harp and Guitar Sandford Orcas Village Hall, DT9 4RX. 7:30pm. A blend of traditional Irish music, swing jazz and bluegrass, plus festive favourites given a fresh voice. 01963 220208

14-15 Christmas Concert Under Concorde Fleet Air Arm Museum, BA22 8HT. 7:30pm. Join the HMS Heron Volunteer Band for the annual Christmas Concerts. £15 inc. a mince pie amp; mulled wine on arrival. 01935 840565 fleetairarm.com

15 Auction of Medals, Militaria, Coins, Stamps and Collector’s Items Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne. 9am-5pm. Catalogue online. See website/call for details. 01935 812277 www.charterhouse-auction.com

15-17 Art Exhibition Rogershill Farm, Briantspuddle, DT2 7HJ. 11am-4pm. Art sale and refreshments. 07789 126546

15-17 Christmas Tree Festival Baptist Church, 2 Sherborne Lane, Lyme Regis, DT7 3NY. Open 11am-6pm. Free entry.

16 Shoppers' Carols Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Just turn up and join in.

16 Chasty Cottage Antiques Fair Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. Up to 35 stands, homemade food and refreshments at coffee shop within the fair. Entrance £1, opening 8:30am (trade) 9:30am (public) to 4pm. 01963 370986

16 Yoga with Alexander The Hub, Lyme Regis. 10am. 90 minute beginners classes. £10. BYO mat. 07549 331841

16 Christmas Sing-a-long Cheap St Church, Sherborne. 7:30pm, doors 7pm. The Youth Band amp; Sherborne Town Band with a variety of Christmas pieces! Coffees amp; mince pies in the interval. Tickets from Sherborne TIC sherbornetownband.co.uk

16-02/01/18 Unwrapped Christmas Art Fair The Town Mill, Lyme Regis 10:30am-4:30pm. Discover the ideal handmade gift amp; discover unique one-off treats. Last minute presents for even the most organised shopper! www.townmill.org.uk

16-22 Visit Father Christmas The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 12noon-3pm. £4 per child (£6 for two siblings, £10 for three siblings) including an activity, meeting Santa and a gift to take home. www.townmill.org.uk

17 Christmas Wreath Making Boarsbarrow, Loders Village Hall, Loders. DT6 3SA. 2pm-4pm with Rachel Dunn. All materials provided inc refreshments. £25 for new participants, £20 for returners from last year. 01308 456958 / 07771 58899

17 Jingle Bell Rock! Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. Lyme Regis Town Band presents Jingle Bell Rock! 2:30pm, featuring guest artists, carol singing, a licensed bar and raffle. Tickets £3 to include refreshments. 01297 442719

17 Sherborne Abbey Carol Service Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 3pm. All welcome.

17 Christmas with Canzonetta Church of St. John The Evangelista, Tolpuddle, DT2 7EW. 3pm. A concert of Song for the Festive Season. Guest soloist William Bishop. Mulled wine amp; mince pies.

17-18 Dick Whittington Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. Sun: 6:30pm. Mon: 2:30pm amp; 6:30pm. Sherborne Amateur Pantomime Society with family friendly performances. Tickets £8 from Sherborne TIC. Under 2s free.

18 Junior Deep Sea Fishing trip No 1 Highcliff House, Sidmouth Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3EQ. 11am - 3pm. For ages 9-16. All tackle, bait and tuition provided. £20 per person. Booking essential. www.lymefishing.org.uk/juniorboat

20 Noel! Noel! With Pianist David Warwick Dorset County Museum, High St West, Dorchester. 7:30pm for 8pm. Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir. £15 including seasonal refreshments. Tickets from Dorchester TIC.

21 Christmas Wreath Making Loders Village Hall, Bridport. 2pm-4pm amp; 7pm-9pm. Create your own Christmas Wreath with florist Rachel Dunn. All material provided. £25 for new participants, £20 for returners. 01308 456958 boarsbarrow.com

21 Christmas Table Decoration Boarsbarrow, Loders Village Hall, Loders. DT6 3SA. New class! 4pm-6pm. Create your own hurricane lamp table decoration using seasonal foliage. All materials provided. £35 07771 58899 info@boarsbarrow.com

22 Ridgeway Singers amp; Band Christmas Concert Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester. 7:30pm. Tickets: Adults £10, U18 £5. Family £25 f rom Dorchester TIC.

23 Carols Round The Tree The Christmas Tree, The Shambles, Broad Street, Lyme Regis. 7pm-8pm. All welcome. Music provided by the Lyme Regis Town Band, soup and refreshments by the Royal Lion. www.whatsoninlyme.co.uk/Rotary.htm

23 Mince Pie and Christmas Carols at the Weavers Weavers Sports amp; Social Club, Westbury, Sherborne, DT9 3EL. 10:30pm. Sherborne Town Band will perform. Hymn sheets provided, so singing is not optional! Always a fun evening.

24 Christmas Eve Services Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 3pm: Blessing of the Crib amp; Lighting of the Tree, 5pm: Blessing of the Crib amp; Lighting of the Tree, 11:30pm: The First Eucharist of Christmas.

25 Christmas Day Services Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 8am: Said Holy Communion BCP, 9:30am: Parish Eucharist for Christmas Day, 11:15am: Festal Mattins.

25 Christmas Morning Fancy Dress 'Swim' Charmouth Beach. 11am sharp. Be there by 10:30am to enjoy seeing all the fund-raisers in their (dry) fancy dress! In aid of Lyme Regis RNLI. The beach Charmouth. Just turn up and take the plunge.

25 Christmas Lunch Sherborne Churches Together host a Christmas Day Lunch for those on their own at Christmas. If you or someone you know would like to join us, or volunteer to help out, please contact the Parish Office on 01935 812452

26 Boxing Day Swim West Bay, Bridport Entrants sign in from 10:30 am. Start 12 noon SHARP! Join in the fun with this Fancy Dress wallow. Watch from the relative warmth of the Harbour side. www.bridportroundtable.co.uk/boxing-day-swim

29 The Quangle Wangle Choir The United Church, Dorchester. 4pm. 01305 814940 www.quanglewanglechoir.co.uk

30 PBFA Book Fair Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 10am-4pm. Entry £1. 01935 850210 www.pbfa.org

NEW YEAR’S DAY – JANUARY 2018

01 New Year's Day Lyme Lunge Sandy Beach, Lyme Regis. 1pm. Everyone welcome, whether ‘dipping’ or contributing to our charity collection. Wet suits allowed, preferably with fancy dress over the top. Arrive early. www.whatsoninlyme.co.uk

01 Grand Duck Race Higher Mill Flats, Windsor Terrace, Lyme Regis. 12pm. A New Year’s Day Tradition! Watch the ducks race down the River Lym. Raising money for Lyme's Christmas Lights.

01 New Year’s Day Walk From Sherborne Abbey porch. 2pm. Walk off the Seasonal indulgences and explore Sherborne’s History North of the Abbey with Blue Badge Guide Cindy. No need to book, just turn up! £5. www.sherbornewalks.co.uk

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

email: dorchester.tic@westdorset-weymouth.gov.uk
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email: bridport.tic@westdorset-weymouth.gov.uk
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email: sherborne.tic@westdorset-weymouth.gov.uk
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email: lymeregis.tic@westdorset-weymouth.gov.uk
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