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 Jan 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
26/10-01/11 Zee Jones Solo Exhibition The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PU. 10:30am-4:30pm. Free entry. Work by Devon-based landscape and mixed media artist Zee. 01297 444042 www.townmillarts.co.uk
01 Culture of Imperial Russia Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 2pm & 8pm. Arts Society talk by Rosamund Bartlett. £5. 01935 474626 www.theartssocietysherborne.org.uk
01 Christmas Applique Barn House, Loders, DT6 3SA. 9:30am-12:30pm Design & create your own personalised applique christmas picture to create a card/present. Materials provided. 01308 456958 www.boarsbarrow.com
01-05 Autumn Exhibition Tincleton Gallery, The Old School House, Tincleton (Nr Dorchester), DT2 8QR. Open Fri-Mon 10am-5pm. Contemporary fine art in Dorset. 01305 848909 www.tincletongallery.com
02 English Historical Dancing St. George's Church, Fordington, DT1 1LB. 7:30pm-9:30pm. No previous experience needed, nor partner - light loose clothes advised &flexible low-heeled footwear. £5. 01935 472771
02 Origins of Genius: Edward Elgar & His Birthplace Brownswood Hall, Pummery Sq, Poundbury, DT1 3GW. 2:30pm.Talk by James Grassby, NT cuarator. Members £3. Non-mem. £4 email@example.com
02 Dr Erasmus Darwin and the Lunar Men Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. Dr Erasmus Darwin and the Lunar Men’ by David Croman. 01297 443156
03 Mince Pie and Coffee Morning Baptist Church Hall, 2 Sherborne Lane, Lyme Regis, DT7 3NY. Mince pie and coffee morning and sale of quality items. In aid of Save the Children. 01297 442249/01297 444575/01297 444187
03 Jazz Recital Cheap St Church, Sherborne. 1:45pm. Recital by the students of Sherborne School. 01935 810518
03 Applique Class Barn House, Loders, DT6 3SA. Recreate your home, landscape or the local Colmer's hill in applique. Full tuition, no experience required. £85 inc.materials & refreshments. 01308 456958 boarsbarrow.com
03 Charity Barn Dance Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7pm-10pm. BYO food to share. £5 entry, U16s free.
03 Bridport Christmas Cheer Bingo Fundraiser Bridport Town Hall, South Street, DT6 3LF. Eyes down 7:30pm. A fundraiser event for a bigger & better Christmas Cheer. Bar. £10 per bingo book + £1 star prize. 01308 424901
04 Local Charities Autumn Fair United Church Hall, South Street, Dorchester. 9:30am-12:30pm. Fundraising event for 10 local charitites organised by The Rotary Club. 01305 266175 firstname.lastname@example.org
04 Craft Fare at Moreton Village Hall, DT2 8RE. 10am-2pm. Beautiful crafts for all. Refreshments available. Entry - Adults 50p, Children Free. Phone Clarice on 01929 462338 if you are interested in a table.(£10)
04 Sherborne Christmas Craft & Gift Fair Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 10am-4pm. An oldfashioned fair for everyone; an enjoyable Christmas Shopping experience. 01749 677049 www.westcountrycraftfairs.co.uk
04 Live Music: Alan West & Steve Black The French Lieutenant's Bistro, 8-10 Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3QA. 3pm. Acoustic Americana from popular local musicians Alan West and Steve Black. Free entry.
04 Mediaeval Masons and Tumbling Towers Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Blackmore Vale and Yeovil National Trust Assoc. talk. Annual membership is £5. 01935 425383 email@example.com
04 Afternoon Tea Party Walditch Village Hall, DT6 4LE. 3pm-5pm. Tea, cake, raffle, crafts, book stalls, Bothenhampton knit & natter. All proceeds to West Dorset Mencap.
04 Fireworks Extravaganza Sherborne Castle, DT9 5NR. Gates Open & Entertainment 5pm. Bonfire 7pm. Fireworks 7:30pm. Tickets from Sherborne TIC. 25% off before November. www.eventscrew.com
04 Charmouth Fireworks Charmouth Beach.Event starts 5pm / Fireworks 6:45pm. www.charmouth.org
04 Lyme Regis Fireworks The Cobb, Lyme Regis Harbour, DT7 3JJ. 6:30pm. Free! However a collection will be made during the evening for local charities. Followed by bonfire on the beach. www.lymeregiscarnival.co.uk
04 Curry & Wine Firework Night Lister Rooms, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis. Watch the fireworks in comfort with a homemade curry and wine. £10pp. Supper proceeds in aid of Cancer Research UK. 01297 446155
04 Grand Firework Display Bridport Leisure Centre. Gates Open 7pm. Display Starts 8pm. £4 on the gate.
04 Bridport Ceilidhs Saturday Dance St Mary's Church House, South St., Bridport. 7:30pm-11pm. Music by Jeremy Child, caller Jeremy Child. Bring food to share and your own alcohol, some soft drinks provided. Contra Dance and American night. 01308 423442 www.bridportceilidhs.wordpress.com
05 Westonbirt Arboretum day trip Departs Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, DT7 3UY. 9am. Book your place with Rose Mock (01297 34733) at a cost of £22 – guests £3 extra. www.ulrhs.wordpress.com
05 Live Music: Bug Tree Swamp Nag's Head, 32 Silver Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3HS. 9pm-11pm. 01297 442312
06 Insight Lecture: Feeling Mortal Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Talk by Andrew Edmeads. Tickets £5 from the Parish Office, Abbey Close. 01935 816779 www.insight.sherborneabbey.com
07 Lyme Regis Art Society Demonstration: Trees and Gardens Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. 2pm to 4pm. Demo in pastel by Lynda Kettle. Non-members £5. 01297 445464 Sheila.firstname.lastname@example.org
07 Sherborne Historical Society Talk: What are the historical roots of today’s toxic sectarianism in the Middle East? Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 8pm. The story of the ancient Sunni-Shi'i divide, and why it became important again after the Iranian revolution, by John McHugo. www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk
08 Dorset Postcard Club AGM Dorset Youth Association Hall, Lubbecke Way, Dorchester, DT1 1QL. 7:30pm. More information from Chairman, Brian Searle: 01305 832815
08 Sherborne Flicks: The Odyssey Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 7:30pm. 30 years in the life of Jacques Yves Cousteau, the ocean-going adventurer, biologist, and filmmaker. Tickets £6 from Sherborne TIC.
09 Sherborne District Gardeners' Assoc. Meeting Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Talk by Mr Alan Eason on Madeira - Island of Flowers. 01935 389375
09 Stourhead Gardens: Past, Present and Future The Dorford Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester, DT1 1RR. 7pm for 7:30pm. Plant Heritage Dorset Group talk by Alan Power, Head Gardener NT Stourhead. Visitors £2.50.
09 Medieval Weymouth Dorchester Youth and Community Centre, Kings Road, Dorchester. 7:15pm for 7:30pm Talk by Jim Crump 1305266993 email@example.com
10 Chamber Music Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:45pm. By Sherborne School Students. 01935 810518
10 Jo Burt - Acoustic by Candlelight St Andrew's Church, Yetminster. 7:30pm. In the beautiful surroundings of St Andrew's Church, ablaze with candlelight, Jo and the girls will entertain the audience with acoustic versions of his own music - in his trademark positive, uplifting style. Tickets available from Sherborne TIC. www.joburt.co.uk
10 Milborne Movies St Andrew Village Hall 7:30pm. 'Their Finest' film with Gemma Arterton. £3.50
10 Tim Kliphuis Trio 10th Anniversary Concert Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester. 7:30pm. £15 from museum. Season tickets available. 01305 756827 www.dorset-county-museum-music-society.org.uk
10 Rememberance Concert Moreton Village Hall. 7:30pm. Bovington Military Wives Choir for The British Legion. £3
11 Chasty Cottage Antiques Fair Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. Up to 35 stands, refreshments available within the fair. Entrance £1, opening 8:30am (trade) 9:30am (public) to 4pm. 01963 370986
11 Craft Fair Bridport Town Hall, Bucky-Doo Square. Bridport, DT6 3JP. 9am-3pm, free entry. A variety of stalls including jewellery, cushions, cards and wood turned items. 01308 424901 www.bridportandwestbay.co.uk
11 Sew your own Roman Blinds & Cushions Unit 7b Browns Farm, Nettlecombe, Bridport, DT6 3SS. 9am-5pm. Expert tuition, all abilities welcome. Pre-book due to small class size. £130 inc. materials (except face fabric). firstname.lastname@example.org 07533 344609 www.hazelmastersoftfurnishings.co.uk
11 Sherborne Annual Christmas Craft & Gift Fair Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 10am-4pm. Over 40 Stalls selling unique & unusual Crafts & Gifts for Christmas / the home. 01749 677049 www.westcountrycraftfairs.co.uk
11 The Dorsets in World War 1' Loders Village Hall, Bridport, DT6 3SA. 2pm-4:30pm The Somerset & Dorset family history society. Do come along & meet other family & local historians researching ancestors from all over the world, not just Dorset! All welcome. Members £1.50, Visitors £3. More info: 01308 425710 email@example.com
12 Remembrance Parade & Civic Service Broad Street to St. Michael's Church, Lyme Regis Town. 10am. Join the annial procession from Broad Street to St Michael’s Church along with local businesses, charities and societies. Following the parade a Remembrance Sunday service will take place at St Michael’s Parish Church.
12 Live Music: Design The Nag's Head, 32 Silver Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3HS. 9pm-11pm. 01297 442312
14 Domestic life at Druce Farm Beaminster Museum, DT8 3NB. 2:30pm. A talk held by the museum, the speaker will be Lilian Ladle, admission £2.50 per person. www.beaminstermuseum.wordpress.com
14 The Life Time of Eldridge Pope: a Dorset Brewery' United Church Hall, East Street, Bridport, DT6 3NN. 2:30pm. Bridport History Society, members £1, visitors £3. All welcome. 01308 425710 firstname.lastname@example.org
15 W.I. Meeting Catholic Church Hall, Westbury, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Making Christmas Decorations for our entry into this year’s Christmas Tree Festival. £3, inc. refreshments. email@example.com
16 Wines for Christmas Tasting Seaside Boarding House, Burton Bradstock, DT6 4RB. 7pm-9pm. Aperitif & canapes on arrival plua 8 wine tasting presented by Mark Banham of M&B. £20pp. Pre-book on: 01305 261480
16 The Hedgehog Predicament Bridport United Church Hall. 7pm for 7:30pm. Talk by Colin Varndell. Entry £3.
16 South Dorset Local Group: ‘Bird Conservation, preservation & monitoring’ St. George's Church, Fordington, Dorchester, DT1 1LB. 7:15pm for 7:45pm. Talk by Paul Morton. Members £3, visitors £3.50 inc tea/coffee.
16 Tindal Recital Series: Clare Hammond Tindall Hall, Sherborne School. 7:30pm. Piano recital. £10 from the school reception. 01935 812249
17 Woodwind Recital Cheap St Church, Sherborne. 1:45pm. By the talented students of Sherborne School. Free.
17 ‘A Plastic Ocean’ Thomas Hardye School Theatre, DT1 2ET. 6pm-10:30pm. Tickets £8.50 adult, £7.50 concessions, £5.50 U18s available from Dorchester TIC.
17 Wines for Christmas Tasting Café Paninis, 11 Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 1QW. 7pm-10pm. Aperitif & canapes on arrival followed by 8 wine tasting presented by Mark Banham of M&B. After, a 2 course supper with wine. £40pp. Pre-book on: 01305 261480 www.morrishandbanham.com
17 “The Concealed Revealed” with Dr. Ceri Houldbrook Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Over the years, houses have yielded some mysterious finds. Old shoes up chimneybreasts; mummified cats bricked up in walls; But why? Entry by donation (£5) to raise funds for conservation of artefacts at the museum. 01935 872846
18 Bookfair Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 9:30am-4pm. New, second-hand and antiquarian books. 01803 613356 firstname.lastname@example.org
18 Books, Coffee, Cake at Moreton Village Hall, DT2 8RE. 10am-12 noon. Come and enjoy a cuppa and home made cake whilst you browse our vast selection of books - all books at 25p. 01929 463221
18 Cosy Corner Yoga Gong Workshop The Hub, Church Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3BS 10am-4pm. Fun-filled Saturday workshop focusing on healing, yoga and meditation. Snacks, drinks & complimentary vegetarian lunch will be provided & attendence certificate. Booking essential: £75pp. 07709 799331 www.cosycorner.yoga
18 Open Studio: Alison Webber Photography 27 Monmouth Road, Dorchester, DT1 2DE. All day. www.alisonwebberphotography.com
18 AGM and 'Clandon Park: the Fire & Future Brownswood Hall, Pummery Sq, Poundbury, DT1 3GW. 2:30pm. AGM and talk in support of the National Trust. Members £3. Non-mem. £4 email@example.com
19 High End to High Street Arts Centre, Corn Exchange, Dorchester. 3pm. Bring and buy clothing sale, music and gifts 01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk
19 Bridport & District Gardening Club Talk WI Hall, North Street, Bridport. 7:30pm "Wildlife Photography of Fauna and Flora" Dorset-based wildlife photographer David Boag. www.bridportgardeningclub.co.uk
19 Live Music: Half Moon Fever The Nag's Head, 32 Silver Street, Lyme Regis. 9pm-11pm. 01297 442312
21 Creative Glass Design Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. 2pm- 4pm. Lyme Regis Art Society Demonstration by stained glass artist, Jackie Hunt. Non-members £5. 01297 445464 Sheila.firstname.lastname@example.org
22 AGM, followed by a talk by Ben Candlin on “Plants of Tenerife and the Canaries”. Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, Lyme Regis, DT7 3UY. 7:30pm. The AGM is your chance to discuss how your Society is run and to offer your help to the Society in 2018 www.ulrhs.wordpress.com
22 Science Café: Memory: The good, the bad and...what did I come into this room for? Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Professor Vincent Walsh, University College, London. email@example.com
24 Percussion Ensembles Cheap St Church, Sherborne. 1:45pm. Free recital by students of Sherborne School.
24 The Leggomen The Beehive, Bridport. Doors open 8pm - bar & disco – 12:30am. Tickets £10 from St Ronans Pre-Schoo. All money raised goes to the pre school. 01308 422128
25 St Swithun’s Christmas Fayre St Swithun’s Church, North Allington, Bridport. 12noon-2pm. Dickensian theme fayre, with soup and bread roll lunch, tea, coffee & cakes. Lots of vintage bargains & present ideas.
25 Tales of local railways Somerset & Dorset Family History Society, The Parade, Sherborne. 2pm-4:30pm. Roger Marsh and Graham Bendell will be taking respectively about the 1913 railway disaster at Yeovil Pen Mill station, and the development, decline and renaissance of the railway in Sherborne. 01935 389611 www.sdfhs.org
25 Apple John The Herrison Hall, Charlton Down. 3pm. Theatre Alibi's production of play by Daniel Jamieson for 5-11 year olds. Tickets £6, £5 (U18s), £20 family 01305 264060 www.artsreach.co.uk
25 Pop-Up Cheese Market Morrish & Banham Wine Merchants, 1 Pope St, Brewery Sq, Dorchester, DT1 1GW. 11am-3pm. Free event, cheeses & wines available to buy. 01305 261480 www.morrishandbanham.com
25 Duncan Honeybourne - 40th Birthday Concert St. Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester. 7:30pm. Dorset Chamber Orchestra. Tickets £14, U18s £1 available in advance from Harmony Music, The Forum Centre, Dorchester and online. 01305 260360 www.dorsetchamberorchestra.org
25 Bridport & District Amateur Boxing Tournament Freshwater Holiday Park, Burton Bradstock, DT6 4PT. 7:30pm Bridport & District amateur boxing club tournament. £15 from Bridport TIC cash only! 01308 424901
25 Beaminster Singers Autumn Concert St Mary's, Beaminster. 7:30pm. Hummel: Mass in Bb, Stanford: The Rev-enge, Bach: Christmas Oratorio. Director Hilary Kenway. £12 Church office & Yarn Barton. beaminstersingers.org
26 Bridport Vintage Market St Michaels Trading Estate, DT6 3RR. 10am-4pm Christmas Market; Vintage & Antiques, Food, Drink & Music. Last Sunday of every month. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
26 Live Music The Nag's Head, 32 Silver Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3HS. 9pm-11pm. www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk
27 Slavery, Dorset and West Country Connections United Church Hall, East Street, Bridport. 2:30pm. Talk by Jane Ferentzi Sheppard for the Golden Cap Association. Non-members welcome. £3. Info: 01308 863577
27 Insight Lecture: Made In The Image Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Talk by Amy Orr-Ewing. Tickets £5 from the Parish Office, Abbey Close. 01935 816779 www.insight.sherborneabbey.com
28 Workshop: Drawing and Painting Portraits Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. 10am-1pm. Lyme Regis Art Society Workshop by Hannah Twine Charcoal. 01297 445464 Sheila.email@example.com
28 Parkinsons Support Group St Swithun's Church Hall, North Allington, DT6 5DU 2:15pm every 4th tuesday of the month. Do you, or someone you know, have Parkinsons? Meet other’s in a similar situation. 01297 560833
28 ‘Hooke Village - Delving into the Past’ Beaminster Museum, DT8 3NB. 2:30pm A talk held by the museum, the speaker will be Duncan Harris, admission £2.50 per person. www.beaminstermuseum.wordpress.com
28 Sherborne Historical Society Talk: Egypt’s Valley of the Kings: ancient tombs and recent discoveries Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, 8pm. This talk will look at the development and history of the burial place of some of ancient Egypt’s greatest pharaohs, by Dr Patricia Spencer. www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk
29 ‘Light Up A Life’ Carol Concert Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne, DT9 5NR. 6:30pm. Sherborne Town Band will perform a short carol concert at the Weldmar Hospice's Light Up A Life carol concert, aimed at giving people a chance to remember the lives of those who have passed and to celebrate the work of the trust.
29 Weldmar Light Up a Life Sherborne Castle Gardens. 6:30pm. www.weld-hospice.org.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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