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
Until 30/05/17 Nautilus: Beautiful Survivor Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. Exhibition extended to 30th May - 500 million years of evolutionary history. 01305 756827
09/02-01/03 'Coastline' Exhibition Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Lyme Regis Open daily; 10:30am-4:30pm. Free. Dorset and Devon artists responding to the Jurassic Coast, its people and local history, its geology, and rhythms. 01297 445972
09/02-01/03 'Printmakers Open' Exhibition The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. Open daily 10:30am-4:30pm. Annual Open Submission Exhibition at the Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 01297 444042 www.townmillarts.co.uk
01 Coffee + Jazz, Shelter Box, Italy Earthquake Appeal St Swithun's Church, Allington, Bridport. Mood Indigo' approachable, melodic, familiar, Jazz standards. 11am, free entry, come and go.
01 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital by Peter Bray, showcasing a wide variety of music. Approx 40mins.
02 Ramblers Walk Lugger Inn, Chickerell, DT3 4DY. Meet 10am, 7miles. 01460 77057 southsomersetramblers.org.uk
02 News from Nepal: A Talk by Simon & Judith Hill Loders Village Hall, Loders, Nr Bridport. 12:30pm. A talk on the Award Winning Volunteers of Arthritus Research UK. Tickets are £12 from Mrs C. Payne, Park Cottage. Shortmoor, Beaminster, DT8 3EL or call on 01308 863690. Ploughmans Lunch! Bar! And Raffle! 01308 863690
02 Literary Lives: Hardy and the Victorian School Mistress Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7pm for 7:30pm. By Jonathan Godshaw Memel. £3 donation encouraged. 01305 262735 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
02 Talk by Katie Adie 'A Correspondent's Life' Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis 2.30pm. Talk by well known journalist Kate Adie on her work in conflict zones world wide. Sponsored by The Friends of Lyme Regis Museum. 01297 445503
02 English Historical Dancing St George's Church Hall, Fordington, Dorchester. 7:30pm-9:30pm. No previous experience needed, nor partner, light loose clothes advised and flexible low-heeled footwear. £5 just turn up. 01935 472771
02 Folk Night The Pilot Boat, Lyme Regis. 8pm. Hosted by Mr J J Pig. Join in or just come along and enjoy. 01297 443157
03 Women’s World Day of Prayer – Praying for The Philippines St Mary’s Church, Edward Rd, Dorchester 10:30am.
03 PanPals Dorset Charity Lunch Athelhampton House, Nr Dorchester. 12noon-4pm. With patrons Lord & Lady Fellowes. £25 inc. drink & 2 course lunch plus entry to house & garden. Auction & raffle. Book via: 01258 837770 & Dorchester TIC.
03 Women’s World Day of Prayer – Praying for The Philippines The Quiet Space, Poundbury. 7pm. All Welcome.
03 Holwell Variety Performance Night Holwell Village Hall, DT9 5LL. From 7pm : Live Music, SwapShop. B.Y.O. booze. Refreshments available. £4. Evening is for music, poetry, art, storytelling, games etc. Music@BearCatCollective.co.uk
03 Archaeology Unearthed: Tears of the Sun Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7pm for 7:30pm. Talk on Bronze Age Amber Spacer Beads By Dr Kate Verkooijen. £3 donation encouraged. 01305 262735
03 Woodwind Recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. Free recital by the talented students of Sherborne School.
03 Barn Dance Stratton Village Hall. 7pm. With the fabulous Tatterdemalion, band of the New Hardy Players and caller Angela Laycock. £10 inc. ploughmans supper. £5 for U15s. Bar available. Tickets from firstname.lastname@example.org
03 Live Music: Joanna Cooke The Pilot Boat, Lyme Regis. 9pm. 01297 443157 www.thepilotboatinn.co.uk/events/
03/10/17/24/31 Knit & Knatter Lyme Regis Library. 2:30pm-4:30pm every Friday. A friendly group who meet weekly to chat and knit over a cup of tea! Don't forget to bring your knitting or crochet! 01297 443151 www.dorsetforyou.com/libraries
03-15 'Essence of Nature' Exhibition Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. Open daily 10:30am-4:30pm, preview on 3 March 6pm-9pm. Free. A collection of contemporary locally inspired art and bespoke furniture. 01297 445972
04 Monthly Table Top Sale & SwapShop Holwell Village Hall, DT9 5LL. Good local used items, produce & crafts. In the Swap find clothes, cookware, books, CDs, DVDs, bric-a-brac & toys. Sellers: £5 per table. email@example.com
04 Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme. Culinary Herbs and Their Medicinal Uses The Red Brick Café, St Michaels Trading Estate, Bridport. Find out how herbs are helping to heal your body and can be adapted to make home remedies. Workshop conducted by Mary Tassell MSc, MNIMH. Consulting Medical Herbalist. £7. 01308 281294 firstname.lastname@example.org
04 Blackmore Vale and Yeovil National Trust Association AGM and Talk Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Talk by Mark Crosby on 'Volunteering and the National Trust'. Free to association members. Guests £5.
04 Bridport Ceilidhs St Mary’s Church House Hall, South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NW. Music by Jigfoot, caller Ray Goodswen, bring your own food and drinks. 7.30-11pm 01308 423442 www.bridportceilidhs.wordpress.com
04 Music for Youth with Martin Clunes (Narrator) St. Mary's Church, Edward Rd, Dorchester. 4pm. With the Dorset Chamber Orchestra. £11, U18s £1, advance tickets from Harmony Music, Forum Centre Dorchester. 01305 260360
04 Jurassic Coast Trust: Dinosaur Sleepover Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. For children 7years+. Tickets £15pp inc. evening activities and breakfast on Sunday morning. Info & to book: www.jurassiccoast.org
04 Lent Lunch Buckland Newton Village Hall Nr Dorchester DT2 7DJ. 12noon-2pm. Please join for a sociable and delicious soup lunch. Everyone welcome, donations invited for the Church Restoration & Heating Fund and Marie Curie Nursing Services. Please telephone in advance for catering purposes: Diana Wells: 01305 345434
04 Culinary Herbs and Their Medicinal Uses The Red Brick Café, St Michaels Trading Estate, Bridport. Find out how herbs help to heal your body & can be adapted to make home remedies with Mary Tassell MSc, MNIMH. £7. 01308 281294
04 Charity Barn Dance The Tithe Barn, Symondsbury, DT6 6HG. 7pm till late. With the Casterbridge band and caller Angela Laycock. Tickets £10 per person, ploughmans included. Fully licensed bar. Tickets from Bridport Music & Bridport TIC.
04 Quiz Night Poundbury Bar, Colliton Club, Dorchester. 7pm for 7:30pm start. Prize for the winning team, plus raffle. £1per team member with up to 6 in a team. Tickets available from the bar. Food available to order in advance. 01305 224503.
04 Bridport Ceilidhs St Mary's Church Hall, South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NW. 7:30pm-11pm. Music by Jigfoot, caller Ray Goodswen, bring your own food and drinks. 01308 423442 www.bridportceilidhs.wordpress.com
04 Artsreach: Petites Annonces Broadoak Village Hall. 7:30pm. A musical journey inspired by the Gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt & the Hot Club de France. £9, U18s £6, £25 family on door or via: 01308 424922 www.petitesannonces.co.uk
04-19 'Art In Action' Exhibition The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Lyme Regis Open daily 10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission. Four local painters of landscapes, abstracts and mixed media—Julie Oldfield, Philip Clayton, Irina Song and Duncan Harris—turn the Malthouse into their open studio for two weeks. 01297 444042 www.townmillarts.co.uk
05 Wedding Fayre George Albert Hotel, Wardon Hill, Evershot, Nr Dorchester, DT2 9PW. 11am-3pm. Bridal wear, stationary, chocolate fountain, entertainers, ideas and much more. Free parking & entry. 01935 483430 www.gahotel.co.uk
05 Leweston Choral Society Concert Leweston School, Sherborne, DT9 6EN. 7:30pm. Vivaldi's 'Gloria' & Handel's 'Zadok the Priest' with orchestra. Tickets £12 public or £8 parents. Book: 01963 210 783 email@example.com
05 Petites Annonces Cerne Abbas Vilage Hall. 7:30pm. Gypsy jazz, French chansons, old tzigani tunes. 01305 269512
05 'Tales From Under Shady Tree' by Ken Gollop Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. Doors 2pm. Talk 2:30pm. Probably the last of Ken Gollop's series of history talks. Admission: £3 + raffle. www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk
05 English Historical Dancing Bridport Town Hall, South Street, DT6 3LF. 1:30pm-4pm. No previous experience needed, nor partner, nor costume - light loose clothes advised and flexible low-heeled footwear. £5 just turn up. 01935 472771
05 Bowie/Beatles Singing Workshop St Mary's Church Hall, South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NW. With The B Naturals, 10am – 4:30pm £25/£20 conc. Bring scrummy food to share, open to all abilities. A day of singing and FUN! 01373 228642
06 Friends of Bridport Literary Festival: Keggie Carew in Conversation Symondsbury Tithe Barn, Symondsbury, DT6 6EX. 2:30pm. With Sally Laverack. Dorset Cream Tea & Apple Cake. Tickets from Bridport TIC 01308 424901
06/13/20/27 Library Get's Lively Lyme Regis Library. 10:30am-11am, every Monday. Join us for a lively session of stories, rhymes and songs. Aimed at under 5's but suitable for all the family. 01297 443151 www.dorsetforyou.com/libraries
07 Lyme Regis Art Society - Watercolour 'Harbours' demo The Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 2pm. 01297 445464
08 Sherborne Flicks: Allied Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard star in this WWII drama of a relationship tested by war. Tickets £6 from Sherborne TIC.
08 Dorset Postcard Club: Portland Spy Ring Dorset Youth Association Hall, Lubbecke Way, Dorchester, DT1 1QL. 7:30pm. Talk by Rod Harris. For more info please call the Secretary on: 01305 785878
08 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital by Paul Ellis, showcasing a wide variety of music. Approx 40mins.
08 Geology Revealed: The Late Triassic Mass Extinction Event Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 6:30pm for 7pm. Talk by Prof Richard J Twitchett. £3 donation encouraged. 01305 262735 dorsetcountymuseum.org
08 The Friends of the Borough Gardens: From Deepest Dorset Borough Gardens House, entrance from Cornwall Road, Dorchester. 6:30pm. Talk after the AGM by Fanny Charles & Gay Pirrie-Weir (local food & film writers). Cuppa & biscuits.
08 Friends of Bridport Museum Quiz Night British Legion Hall, Victoria Grove, Bridport. Individuals or Teams (of Four) welcome £6 including ploughman's supper, raffle, wine bar, chinese Bingo, Bar available, pay at door. 01308 423078
09 Tudor Women in Foxe's Book of Martyrs Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 8pm. Talk by Dr Roberta Anderson. £5.
09 Lyme Museum: Past, Present - and Future? Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3NL. 2:30pm. Talk by David Tucker. £5 (students £2). Tea and cake provided. 01935 812252
09 The Thursday Group - A Passage to India St. George's Church Hall, Fordington, Dorchester. 2:15pm. Presentation by Wendy Hilton. All welcome, £1 inc. tea and biscuit.
10 The FB Pocket Orchestra The Tithe Barn, Symondsbury, DT6 6HG. An evening of Ragtime, Blues and Hot Jazz, tickets £18 in advance. Starts at 7pm. 01308 424116 www.symondsburyestate.co.uk
10 Strings Recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. Free recital by the talented students of Sherborne School.
10 Poyntington Lecture - "The Yeomen of the Guard - The History of the Beefeaters" Gryphon Conference Centre, Sherborne. Lecture by Yeoman Shaun McCormack. 7pm for canapes & wine, with the talk at 7:30pm. Tickets are £10, available from Winstone's Bookshop, Sherborne; Allan Rodger 01963 220759; Jill Oliver 01963 220637.
10 The Victorian Head Gardener The Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 11am. Talk by Francis Burroughes, whose father started his career in Horticulture as gardener's boy on a large estate just before WWI. 10am-10:30am for coffee etc.
10 Chris Henderson – Elvis Presley Dorchester Rugby Club, DT1 1XN. Sings all types of music for all types of occasions and ‘just because’, £5 each proceeds to Cancer Research and Parkinsons, book: 01305 261393 / 07817254587
10 Stolen Lives: Despair on our Doorstep Dorchester Corn Exchange. 7:30pm. Free meeting – Does indefinite immigration detention belong in Britain? Exploring the despair & distress that this causes and what we can do. vernevisitors.org.uk
10 Jazz with Mike Denham & Tom ‘Spatz’ Langham Cheap St. Church, Sherborne. 7:30pm. £10 from Sherborne TIC.
10 The New Jersey Boys: Oh What A Night Axminster Guildhall, Axminster, Devon. The music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Tickets £15 from Bridport TIC on 01308 424901
11 Specialist Charity Plant Fairs Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 10am-2pm. Free entry, 15 different nurseries stands.
11 Clay Coasters for Mother's Day Muchkins Play Café, 33 Trinity Street, Dorchester. 10am-11:30am. All ages welcome, pre-book at Munchkins, £9 per coaster. Use stamps, textures and handprint art.
11 Sherborne Evidence for the History of England in the Reigns of Kings Ethelred and Canute Catholic Church Hall, Westbury, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3EL. 2:30pm. The annual Jim Gibb Memorial Lecture is this year given by Dr. Ken Lawson. £5 (students £2). Tea and cake provided. 01935 812252
11 Celebrities with Dorset Roots by Roy Stockdill Loders Village Hall Nr Bridport. 2pm-4:30pm. Somerset and Dorset Family History WD Members £1.50, visitors £3 inc. afternoon tea. Info: 01308 425710 firstname.lastname@example.org
11 Jurassic Coast Trust: Dinosaur Sleepover Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. Children 7years+. Tickets £15pp inc. evening activities & breakfast on Sunday. More info and to book see: www.jurassiccoast.org
11 Jazz Jurassica: Annika Skoogh Latin Quartet By The Bay Restaurant, Lyme Regis. Supper: 7pm-8pm / Music: 8pm-10pm / Ends: 10:30pm. Exciting, engaging hip-swaying latin jazz. £19. 01297 442138 www.lymeregisjazzfestival.co.uk
11 Love and Fortune: A Noble Legacy St Andrew's Church Yetminster, DT9 6LG. 7:30pm. The Fieri Consort sing a stunning programme of Renaissance madrigals Tickets £15 (inc. interval wine). email@example.com 07760 464490
11 Comedy Club The Pilot Boat, Lyme Regis Comedy Club. 8pm. £8pp. 01297 443157 www.thepilotboatinn.co.uk/events/
11 WAND Dorset Women’s Day Dorford Centre, Bridport Rd, Dorchester. 10am-3:30pm. Workshops inc. Bookbinding, stress busting & home brewing. Registration at 10am, programme from Dorchester TIC for costs. www.wandwomen.org.uk
11 Live Music: Vine & Dandy The Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. 9pm-11pm. Acoustic covers & original music. 01297 442312
12 Recital for Piano & Cello Cheap St. Church, Sherborne. 3pm. Ana Manero & Arturo Serna play pieces by Bach, Chopin & Schubert. £10 (inc. Cream Tea) in advance from Winstones Bookshop, Cheap St. Sherborne. 01935 816128
12 Bridport Churches Together - Taize Service St Mary & St Catherine Catholic church, Victoria Grove, Bridport. 4pm. Chants, readings, meditation, prayers during lent. 01308 423034
12 Live Music: Alan West & Steve Black The French Lieutenant's Bistro, Lyme Regis. 3pm. www.alanwest.co.uk
13 Community Lecture: Gods, Devils and Alcohol - their influence in Chemical Nomenclature Thomas Hardye School Theatre, Queen's Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 2ET. 7pm. Talk by Dr Peter Wothers, Fellow Dept of Chemistry, University of Cambridge & Fellow + Director Chemistry at St Catharine's College. Free but by ticket only from school. 01305 266064
13 Memory Café St Swithun's Church, Allington, Bridport. 11am-12:30pm If you have a diagnosis of dementia or care for someone who does then please come and join us. We'd love to see you there! firstname.lastname@example.org
14 Lyme Regis Art Society - Watercolour 'Harbours' The Football Club, Lyme Regis. 10am-1pm. Terry Whitworth Workshop for Lyme Regis Art Society. 01297 445464
14 Bridport History Society ‘Joseph Clark: A Popular Victorian Artist and his World’ by Eric Galvin United Church Hall, East St. Bridport. 2:30pm. Members £1, visitors £2.50 all welcome. Info: Jane 01308 425710 or email email@example.com
15 Music at the Museum: Aquinas Piano Trio Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7:30pm start. Tickets £12 from museum, students £2. www.dorset-county-museum-music-society.org.uk
15 Eric Ravilious - A Life in Pictures Highlands End Leisure Centre, Eype, nr Bridport, DT6 6AR. 2:30pm. 07972 472029
15 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital by Paul Cheater, showcasing a wide variety of music. Approx 40mins.
15 W.I. Meeting. Catholic Church Hall, Westbury, Sherborne. 2:30pm. “Wild Life Photography”. A presentation with slides by Brian Pettit. New members and visitors always welcome at a cost of £3, to include refreshments.
15 Dorset Wildlife Trust - Sherborne Group Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, DT9 3NL. 7:30pm. Nicola Hopkins will speak about about 'The Poole Harbour Catchment Initiative'. £2.50 at the door. Tea and coffee in the interval. 01963 23355
15 Day excursion to Kingston Lacy (National Trust) Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Regis. The coach leaves at 9am. £12.50 for NT members, £21 for non-members. Non-members of ULRHS welcome for an extra £3. https://ulrhs.wordpress.com
15 Eric Ravilious - A Life in Pictures Speaker: James Russell Highlands End Leisure Centre, Eype 2.30pm 07972 472029
16 Lunchtime Concert Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 1pm-2pm. Dorchester Piano Quartet. £3 donation encouraged. 01305 262735 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
16 Chapoutier Rhone Wine Tasting Seaside Boarding House, Burton Bradstock DT6 4RB. 7pm-9pm. Presented by Morrish & Banham Wine Merchant with Antony Davis of Mentzendorff. Aperitif & canapes on arrival followed by 8 wine tasting. £20, please book: 01305 261480 www.morrishandbanham.com
16 South Dorset R.S.P.B. Group: English wildlife, Spring & Summer St George's Church Hall, Fordington, Dorchester. 7:45 pm. Talk by David Kjaer. Birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles butterflies & dragonflies. £3 members, £3.50 visitors.
16 Bridport Folk Festival Fundraiser Concert Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, DT6 3NR Performances by: The Pickwicks, Elfentale, HiDDeN, Acoustic Rooster, Lost Souls, Mitch Norman, and the Silver Chix. Starts 7:30pm. Tickets £9 available from Bridport Arts Centre or Bridport Music. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
16 Illustrated Lecture- "The Genius of the Place" Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA. 7pm. By Emily Utgren, National Trust Arborist at Stourhead Gardens. Tickets £10 from Sherborne Tourist Information or on the door. Wine will be available before the show and during the interval. Programme will finish at about 9 pm.
17 A Level Recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. Free recital by the talented students of Sherborne School.
17 Chapoutier Rhone Wine Tasting Dinner Café Paninis, 11 Weymouth Avenue, Brewery Square, Dorchester. 7pm-10pm. Aperitif & canapes, followed by 8 wine tasting presented by Morrish & Banham Wine Merchant with guest speaker Antony Davis of Mentzendorff. After this, a 2 course supper with wine. £40, pre-book: 01305 261480 www.morrishandbanham.com
17 Lyme Bay Photographic Club: Speaker Bruce Upton Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm-10pm. Bruce Upton, from Bridport Museum will talk about ‘All Stations to West Bay’ plus show various portraits of local people. 01297 442475
17 Live Music: Hot Java The Pilot Boat, Lyme Regis. 9pm. 01297 443157 www.thepilotboatinn.co.uk/events/
17/02-22/03 Other Worlds - first UK exhibition Duke's Gallery, Brewery Square, Dorchester DT1 1GA. Opening 9am-5:30pm. Exhibition of photography from internationally recognised photographer Tor Eigeland, featuring rarer images from worlds that mostly no longer exist. 01305 265080 www.dukes-auctions.com
18 SDFHS Photographic Project Open Day Somerset & Dorset Family History Society, The Parade, (bottom of Cheap Street), Sherborne. 10:30am-1pm. We are setting up a searchable database of photographs of named people from Somerset and Dorset and to make this project a success we need contributions from members and friends. Local members are invited to bring photographs in to the Family 01935 389611 http://www.sdfhs.org/sdfhs-projects/
18 Chasty Cottage Antiques Fair Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. Up to 35 stands, homemade food and refreshments available within the fair. Entrance £1, opening 8:30am (trade) 9:30am (public) to 4pm. 01963 370986
18 Bookfair Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 9:30am-4pm. New, 2nd-hand & antiquarian books. 01803 613356
18 Books, Coffee, Cake and Home Grown/Made Produce Moreton Village Hall, Nr Dorchester, DT2 8RE. 10am-12noon. FREE entry. All books only 25p! Come and see our stunning village hall &enjoy a cuppa whilst you browse. 01929 463221
18 Spring Fayre United Church, Dorchester. 10am-12:30pm. Teas, coffes, home made cakes, preserves and more.
18 Come & Sing with Weymouth Choral Society Thomas Hardye School, Queen's Avenue, Dorchester,. 10:30am-4:30pm. Led by Colin Davey, focus on vocal and choral technique, musicianship and interpretation. £10 inc. tea/coffee and music hire. To find out more, download an application form or apply on line or call: 01305 774405 weymouthchoralsociety.org.uk
18 Orchid Day at Castle Gardens Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5NR. 10am-4pm. Ian Parsons, former Vice Chairman of the British Orchid Council and President of the South West Orchid Society, will be holding an orchid clinic from 10am-4pm, and 2 free 40 minute talks at 11am & 2pm on maintaining orchid health. 01935 814633
18 Easter Craft Workshop The Church Room, Puddletown, Nr Dorchester. 2pm-5pm. Wreath making & other Easter crafts. Demos, materials, tea, coffee, cake all provided, £20pp. Please call to book on: 07977 508172 www.featherhome.co.uk
18 Lyme Folk Revisited The Pilot Boat, Lyme Regis. Featuring Saskia Griffiths-Moore, Mitchell and Vincent and the Longest Johns. Tickets are on sale online or from Lyme Regis TIC. 01297 442138 www.lymefolk.com
18 Sherborne Chamber Choir: A Grand European Tour Sherborne Abbey. From Spain to Poland, Italy to Norway, from the C16th-C20th. Scarlatti, Langlais and more. Tickets £5-£16 from Sherborne TIC. www.sherbornechamberchoir.org.uk
18 Live Muic: The Dissenters Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. 9pm-11pm. Blues Rock. 01297 442312 nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk
19 Open Day Steam & Water Wheel Centre, Oborne Road, Sherborne, DT9 3RX. 11am-4pm. See the largest waterwheel in Dorset! 01935 816324 www.sswc.co.uk
19 Felt Bowl Workshop Chedington Village Hall. 10am-4pm. £40 inc. all equipment and materials you’ll need to make 1 felt bowl, extra materials will be available to buy. Homemade lunch (soup & roll, cake/fruit). Booking essential: 01935 891925.
19 Live Music: Shakedown Ridge The Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. 4pm-7pm. Classic rock 4-piece band. 01297 442312
20 Wine & Spirit Education Trust, Level 1 Course Furleigh Estate Vineyard, Salway Ash, Bridport, DT6 5JF. 9am-5pm. An introduction to Wine Tasting, types and style of wine, main grape varieties, wine service and storage, social responsibility. No previous knowledge needed. Inc. 45 minutes exam to gain an industry recognised foundation level qualification. £150 - Includes materials, Tuition and Examination. Book: 01305 261 480 or Mark@morrishandbanam.com
21 Lyme Regis Art Society - Watercolour 'March Hare' Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. Demonstration 2pm. 01297 445464
21 William Barnes Society Members Poetry Reading Dorford Centre, Dorchester, DT1 1RR. 7pm. Members free, non-members minimum donation £2. William Barnes Eclogues discussed and performed.
22 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital by Angus Blair, showcasing a wide variety of music. Approx 40mins.
22 Mice and Mole Needle Felt Workshop – Easter Eggs and Chick Dorchester. Arrive 9:45am for 10am, until 4pm. BYO packed lunch. £40+£5 for materials, tools provided. Tea and biscuits throughout the day. Booking essential: 07833 398074
22 Sherborne Science Café Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Modern Gliding talk by Derek Marpole, Retired Pilot.
22 ‘Restoration of Hestercombe Gardens’ Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm. Talk by David Usher, Former Head Gardener for 18 years. He will talk us through the process of renovation which has made it the attraction it is today. Tea and coffee will be available. £3. https://ulrhs.wordpress.com
23 Lady Margret Beaufort the 'Red Queen' Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 8pm. Talk by Dr Mark Nicholls. £5. 01935 812233
23 Low Vision Drop-In Day The Dorford Centre, Bridport Rd, Dorchester, DT1 1RR. 10:30am-2:30pm. Dorset Blind Association invite you to explore the latest products and technologies for blind and partially sighted people. 01905 754577
23 Bridport LIVE: 6 Hands Eype Centre for the Arts, DT6 6AR. 8pm, John Williams, John Etheridge & Gary Ryan. Tickets £25 from Bridport Music, South Street, Bridport. www.eypechurcharts.co.uk
24 Windband Concert Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. Free recital by the talented students of Sherborne School.
24 Live Music: Shelbys Elbow The Pilot Boat, Lyme Regis. 9pm 01297 443157 www.thepilotboatinn.co.uk/events/
24 An evening of Wit & Wisdom aka The Quiz Charmouth Village Hall, Wesley Close. Charmouth fundraising comimittee on behalf of Weldmar Hospicecare, 7:30pm. Tickets £7, teams of 4. Raffle, bar & light snacks. Tickets from 01297 560446
24/03-12/04 'Materials' Exhibition The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. Open daily 10:30am-4:30pm. Over 15 makers will be showing products and pieces in a range of media including glass, ceramics and metal. 01297 444042
25 Vintage Market Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 8:30am-3:30pm. 30+ sellers of vintage items. 07809 387594
25 Dorset Mammal Group presents Mammal Photography Workshop Broadmayne Village Hall. 10am-4pm. With Colin Varndell. DMG members £12, non-members £25, reserve your place email: email@example.com
25 Mice and Mole Needle Felt Workshop – Easter Eggs and Chick Dorchester. Arrive 9:45am for 10am, until 4pm. BYO packed lunch. £40+£5 for materials, tools provided. Tea and biscuits throughout the day. Booking essential: 07833 398074
25 Quiz Night Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Regis. 7pm for 7:30pm. A classic Quiz Night over supper. £7, inc. ploughman’s supper. Tables of 6. Proceeds to Dictionaries for Local Schools. 01297 443476 / 01297 443478 firstname.lastname@example.org
25 'Close Encounters' Slide Presentation by Colin Varndell Town Hall, East Street, Bridport. Showcasing his close-up skills in the field of nature photography. 7:30pm. £7.50 inc. wine & nibbles, £6 Millennium Green members. 01308 425037
25 Live Music: Simple Chaos The Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. 9pm-11pm. Acoustic /electric rock & pop. 01297 442312
26 Ramblers Walk Broadwindsor Craft Centre, GRST439024. Meet 10am, 10 miles, picnic. Burstock, Wayford, Henley Cross, Seaborough, Littlewindsor. 07749 931443 www.southsomersetramblers.org.uk
26 Live Music: Alan West & Steve Black The French Lieutenant's Bistro, Lyme Regis. 3pm. www.alanwest.co.uk
27 The Tin Forest, A puppet show for everyone aged 3 and up. Village Hall, Main Street, Broadoak, Dorset, DT6 5NL. An uplifting, humorous and touching show, full of visual invention, puppetry and music. 4pm, tickets £6, £5 (under 18s), £20 (family 4 - max 2 adults) Pre Show Sculpture Workshop at 2pm £3 per child. 01308 424922/427418 www.artreach.co.uk
27 Memory Café St Swithun's Church, Allington, Bridport 11am - 12:30pm If you have a diagnosis of dementia or care for someone who does then please come and join us. We'd love to see you there! email@example.com
28 Lyme Regis Society Talk 'Fairfield House' Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 2:30pm. An illustrated talk by Audrey Standhaft. Lyme Regis Society, Free to members, Visitors £3 www.lymeregissociety.org.uk
29 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital by Simon Clarkson, showcasing a wide variety of music. Approx 40mins.
30/03-01/04 Amateur Players of Sherborne 'Lovesong' Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 7:30pm. The gentle tale of a couple at the outset of their marriage and at the end, blending past and present, memory and glimpses of their younger selves. Tickets: £8, £5 Student, from Marsh's 59 Cheap St, & Winstones Bookshop, Cheap St, Sherborne. 01963 251833
31 Gin Karma - Gin Tasting Morrish & Banham Wine Merchant, 1 Pope Street, Brewery Square, Dorchester. 7pm-9pm. With guest speaker Lloyd Brown of Grey Bear Bar Co. £25, please book: 01305 261480 www.morrishandbanham.com
31 BEC presents Wine – Call my Bluff Brownsword Hall, Pummery Square, Poundbury. 7pm for 7:30pm. Taste the wine and guess which expert gives its correct name. Prizes for the twining team (of 6). Tickets £10pp booking essential on sale at the Poundbury Garden Centre, Queen Mother Square and Café Octagon, Pummery Square.
31 Lyme Bay Photographic Club: Cyril Nimo / Cobb Trophy Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm-10pm. For further information please contact Mr Chris Sellers on 01297 442475 or see: https://lymebayphotographicclub.org
31 Live Music The Pilot Boat, Lyme Regis. 9pm. Music from Jess, Steve & Robbie. 01297 443157 www.thepilotboatinn.co.uk
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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