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What's on in and around West Dorset

September 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

08/04-06/01/18 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

12/06-09/09 Botanical Art Exhibition by Martinstown Botanical Art Group Tea Room, Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester. Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm. Entry to the Tea Room is free.

25/08-06/09 Exhibition: Driven To Abstraction The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. Open daily, 10:30am-4:30pm, free admission. An exhibition of abstract and contemporary photography. 01297 444042 www.townmillarts.co.uk

17/07-10/09 Exhibition: A Volunteer's View by Vivienne Graham Lyme Regis Museum. Daily 10am-5pm. A quirky and individual view of the world in a variety of media. 01297 443370 www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk

Until 10th The Lie of the Land The Old School House, Tincleton, Nr Dorchester, DT2 8QR. 10am-5pm. Sue Fawthrop & other gallery artists. Open Friday-Monday. 01305 848909 www.tincletongallery.com

Until 10th Maize Maze at The Toy Barn Blackmarsh Farm, Dodd's Cross, Sherborne, DT9 4JX. Open daily 10am- 5pm (last entry 3:30pm). Refreshments available. Children can play on go-karts, climbing frames, trampolines and swings after exploring the maze. Tickets £6 (under 3s free) or £20 per group (4 people). 01935 815040

01 Ramblers 15 mile Walk 9:30am from Dorchester Acland Road Car Park (free on Sundays). SY 694 905. Via West Knighton and Bincombe. Contact: 01202 319418

01 A ‘Taste’ of Dorchester Guided Walk 5:30pm from outside Dorchester TIC / Dorchester Library and Learning Centre. Join Carol Burgess for a relaxed and informative historic walk, approx.. 75 minutes. Adults £5, Under 12’s £2.

01 Tor Eigeland ’50 Years Behind The Lens’ Brownsword Hall, Pummery Sq, Poundbury. 7pm for 7:30pm. Enjoy his stories and photographs. Licensed bar. Tickets £6 from Rivoli Boutique or Poundbury Garden Centre. £8 on the door.

01 Philippa Mo Solo Violin Sladers Yard, West Bay, DT6 4EL. 7:30pm - Partita, Fantasia, Caprice Bach's works for violin and contemporary dances & fantasias. Tickets £12.50 or £28 with buffet dinner before. 01308 459511 www.sladersyard.co.uk

01 Barn Dance Ashton Farm Barn, Martinstown DT2 9HA. 7pm-11pm. Black Sheep Band, wood fired pizza, real ales, dancing. Cash bar, food and ice-cream stall. Adult £10, 12-16yrs £4, U12s free. Pre-sales only: Roelie 01305 889192.

01-03 Garden Open For Charity Prospect House, Lyme Rd, Axminster. 1pm-5pm. Adults £4. Tea & cake. www.ngs.org.uk

01,08,15,22,29 Wessex Cookbook Hardy’s Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, DT2 8QJ. 11am-2pm. Victorian cooking demonstrations: mulled cider, Dorset apple cake and Portland dough cake. Normal admission applies. 01305 262366

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

02 Car Boot Sale Youth & Community Centre, Old Farm Way, Crossways DT2 8TU. 9am-12noon. Community café open serving bacon rolls & homemade cakes. Sellers £5 per car from 8am. 01305 854988 cycc@mail.com

02 Bridport Hat Festival 8th Year! 10am-4pm. Wear your hat and be in the mass photo at 1pm! Fun hat competion 1:30pm. Best hatted dog. Music all day. Street Market, Craft Fair & Arts Centre Hat Market. 01308 250350 www.bridporthatfest.org

02 Its All About Hats! A Talk by Roger Snook The Bull Hotel. Bridport. 11am. The Founder of Bridport Hat Festival Roger Snook will be talking all about hats! Tickets £5 on sale from Bridport TIC 01308 424901.

02 Bridport & District Gardening Club Summer Show United Church Hall, East Street, Bridport. Opens 12 noon, cup presentations 3pm. Free entry - flowers, floral arrangements, pot plants, veg, photography, arts & craft, cookery & preserves. Entries open to all. 01308 424055 www.bridportgardeningclub.co.uk

02 Church of The Sacred Heart and St. Aldhelm Fete Pageant Gardens, Sherborne. 1pm-4pm. Stalls, Music, & Entertainment for All Ages inc. Sherborne Town Band. Irish Dancers, Martial Arts, Circus Skills. 01935 817884

02 Bridport Ceilidhs Saturday Dance St Mary's Church House, South Street, Bridport Music by Old Pull & Push, caller Helen Woodall. 7:30pm-11pm, Bring food to share and your own alcohol. 01308 423 442 www.bridportceilidhs.wordpress.com

02 LanDance Maumbury Rings, Dorchester. 7:45pm. Free book your free ticket at: www.landance.eventbrite.com

02 Live Music: The Fat Marrow Blues Bands The Royal Standard, Lyme Regis. 9pm- 11pm 01297 442637

02 Live Music: Adam Sweet The Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. 9pm-11pm. 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk

02 Beat Safari Hat Festival Party Bridport Arts Centre. 9pm-1am Ska, Jungle, Dub, Reggae, DNB, Ghetto Funk, Electro. £7.

03 Bridport Hat Festival Tea Dance Bull Hotel Ballroom, East Street, Bridport, DT6 3LF. 2pm-4:30pm. Dress optional, vintage approved, hats essential with prize for best fascinator. Tickets £10 from Bridport TIC or via: www.bridporthatfest.org

03 A ‘Taste’ of Dorchester Guided Walk 11am from outside Dorchester TIC / Dorchester Library and Learning Centre. Join Carol Burgess for a relaxed and informative historic walk, approx. 75 minutes. Adults £5, Under 12’s £2.

05 Cathedrals Express Sherborne Station. A traditional steam train calling in Sherborne at 1:15pm and 4:50pm.

06 Greenwood Club: Willow Baskets Howards Wood, Nertherbury, Nr Bridport, DT6 5LL. 10:30am-12:30pm. For dementia sufferers & carers learn new skills in an outside environment. More information: 07813 814875 jill@dorsetforestschool.org

06 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital showcasing a variety of music. 40mins. www.sherborneabbey.com

06 West Bay Evening Market Fishermans Green, West Bay. 4pm-8pm. 01308 424901

06 The Gravity Drive St Mary's Church, Netherbury. 7pm. £10 on the night or from: www.thegravitydrive.com

06-26 Exhibition: Anthony Frost Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. Open Daily, 10:30am-4:30pm, free. Works by Anthony Frost, one of England's foremost abstract painters. 01297 444042 townmillarts.co.uk

07 English Historical Dancing St. George's Hall, Fordington, Dorchester, DT1 1LB. 7:30pm-9:30pm. No previous experience needed, light loose clothes advised and flexbile low-heeled footwear. £5 just turn up. 01935 472771

07-14 Dorset Architectural Heritage Week (Heritage Open Days) 2017 Various events across Dorset. A week of free events celebrating Dorset's rich historic environment. Programme from TICs and online. www.dahw.org.uk

07-25 Exhibition: Bee Inspired Courtyard Gallery, Town Mill, Lyme Regis. Open daily 10am-5pm. Author, illustra-tor & artist Carolyn King exhibits her latest artwork & book, About a Bee. 01297 445972 www.townmillarts.co.uk

08 ‘Writing Places’ writing workshop with Virginia Astley: Gathering 1 Hardy’s Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, DT2 8QJ. 11am-1pm. £5 per person. Normal admission applies. Spaces limited to 10. Booking essential: 01305 262366.

08 Undercurrent Sessions - L'Orchestre Du Montplaisant Bridport Arts Centre. 8pm. Tickets Adv.£10/ Otd. £12. Book tickets on: 01308 424204 or www.bridport-arts.com more info: www.facebook.com/undercurrentsessions

08 Live Music: The Vinyl Monkeys The Royal Standard, Lyme Regis. 9pm-11pm. 01297 442637

09 Big Garage Sale Thornford Village. From 9am. In aid of our Defibrillator Appeal A Map showing the homes taking part will be available at the Village Hall plus tea/coffee/cakes, will be served. Loads of bargains to snap up!! 07970 267607

09 Fleamarket Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 10am-4pm. 1000s of collectables, antiques and crafts. An old fashioned fair for everyone. Free entry. 01749 677049 www.westcountrycraftfairs.co.uk

09 ‘Writing Places’ writing workshop with Virginia Astley: Gathering 2 Hardy’s Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, DT2 8QJ. 10:30am-1pm. £5 per person. Normal admission applies. Spaces limited to 10. Booking essential: 01305 262366.

09 Weight-Loss Therapy Day Dorford Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester. Info-packed day learning about healthy, slimming nutrition, exercises to enhance body-confidence to achieve long-term weight management. 07772 945880 www.wins.org.uk

09 Dorset Churches Ride + Stride Visiting Dorset’s beautiful churches on foot, by bicycle or on horseback, R+S provides a fun focus for community fund-raising, suitable for children, families & friends. www.dhct.org.uk anna-butler@hotmail.co.uk

09 Cantamus - Poetry in Music Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. Doors open 7pm for 7:30pm. Tickets £8 (or £10 on the door). 01305 756827 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org

09-10 Somerset Moto Fest 2017 Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, BA22 8HT. 10am -4pm. Host of Exhibitors to visit. See website for detials 01823 423430 www.somersetroadsafety.org

09-10 Cheese Festival Sturminster Newton, DT10 1DQ . 10am-5pm. Tickets are for sale on the days of the Festival only, £5 per adult, 14 years and under are free. Free Parking. 01935 815341

09-10 Sherborne Steam & Waterwheel Centre Open Weekend Oborne Road, Sherborne, DT9 3RX. 11am-4pm. Extensive collection of Victorian engineering, inc. the 26ft waterwheel built in 1869. 01935 816324 www.sswc.co.uk

09-17 Bridport & West Dorset Open Studios Various locations in the Bridport area. Painting, Ceramics, Textiles, Jewellery, Furniture and much more! See website for further details: www.bridportopenstudios.co.uk

10 Friends of the Yeatman Hospital Car Boot Sale Terrace Playing Fields, Sherborne. Sellers from 8:15am at £5 per car, Buyers from 9am at 50p per person. We regret dogs are not allowed in car boot field. 07790 863518

12 Jekka McVicar’s Herbetum and the Bristol Botanic Garden The coach leaves Uplyme Village Hall at 9am. Guided tours at both venues. £25 for members, £3 extra for guests. 01297 444034 https://ulrhs.wordpress.com

12 Flute and harp: Virginia and Florence Astley Max Gate, Alington Av, 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. 01305 262538

13 Come and Meet David West Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. From 11am-3pm, David West will be talking to visitors about his exhibition: Under the Surface - Paintings and Carvings.

13 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital showcasing a variety of music. 40mins. www.sherborneabbey.com

13 Walk through Time in the Borough Gardens Meet at the Band Stand, Dorchester. 5pm with Joy Wallis. Approx 1 hour.

13 Dorset Postcard Club: Royal Trains Dorset Youth Association Hall, Lubbecke Way, Dorchester, DT1 1QL. 7:30pm. Talk by Douglas Beazer. More information from Chairman, Brian Searle: 01305 832815

13 Sherborne Artslink Flicks: Their Finest Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Comedy. In 1940, a married woman & a screenwriter develop an attraction while working on a propaganda film about Dunkirk. £6 from Sherborne TIC.

13 U3A: Ancient Egypt: a History in Eight Objects Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 11am-12pm. Illustrated talk by Janet Diamond, using objects from a variety of times and places to illuminate Egyptian history. 01297 444566

14 The Falkland Islands Conflict St. George's Hall, Fordington, Dorchester, DT1 1LB. 2:15pm. Talk by Nigel Culliford. Organised by The Thursday Group. £1 inc bisucit & cup of tea. Contact: Rae Kozary 01305 269834

14 Lunchtime Concert: Tatterdemalion Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 1pm-2pm. Playing folk and traditional Dorset tunes. Free entry - £3 donation encouraged.

14 The Infant's Grammar Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7pm for 7:30pm. Talk by Dr Alan Chedzoy. Biographer and lecture. Free entry £3 donation encouraged. 01305 756827

14 Sherborne District Gardeners' Assoc. Meeting Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Talk by Mr Ian Hallett, R.H.S. Judge on Preparing for the Show bench. 01935 389375

15 ‘Writing Places’ writing workshop with Virginia Astley: The Soundworld of Thomas Hardy 1 Hardy’s Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, DT2 8QJ. 10:30am-1pm. £5 per person. Normal admission applies. Booking essential: 01305 262366.

15 Wine & Thai Masterclass Morrish & Banham Wine Merchants, 1 Pope St, Brewery Square, Dorchester. 7pm-9pm. Presented by Christine McFadden, The Dorset Foodie. £25. Pre-book: 01305 261480 www.morrishandbanham.com

15 BBC Radio 4's Any Questions? Live Broadcast. Thomas Hardye School Theatre, Queen's Avenue, Dorchester. Doors open 6:45pm-7:15pm. Your chance to ask a question. Tickets from school 9am, 4th Sept. www.thomas-hardye.net

15/09-06/10 Exhibition Of New Work By Guy Taplin Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne. Open daily from 9:30am-5pm, Monday to Saturday. All stock can be viewed online. 01935 815261 www.jerramgallery.com

15 ‘Writing Places’ writing workshop with Virginia Astley: The Soundworld of Thomas Hardy 2 Hardy’s Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, DT2 8QJ. 11am-1pm. £5 per person. Normal admission applies. Booking essential: 01305 262366.

15-16 Harvest Home Hardy’s Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, DT2 8QJ. 7pm-9pm. Tim Laycock & Colin Thompson with folk music & storytelling to recreate the spirit of a Victorian Harvest Home. £15 per person. Booking essential:01305 262366.

16 Pet Nation Dog Show Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park, nr Dorchester, DT2 8PX. 10am-4pm. Great trade stands, 'Have-A-Go-Agility’, Novelty Dog Show with loads of classes. Adults £6, Under 16s free. 01202 411233

16 Books, Coffee, Cake, Home Made/Grown produce too! Moreton Village Hall, Nr Dorchester, DT2 8RE. 10am-12noon. Hugh selection of books all at 25p. Every 3rd Saturday of the month. Free entry.

16 Poetry at Max Gate: William Barnes Max Gate, Alington Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 2AB. 2:30pm-3:30pm. Listen to readings from the Dorset dialect poetry. Normal admission applies. Suggested donations: adult £2, child £1. 01305 262538

16 Treorchy Male Voice Choir Sherborne Abbey. 7pm. The world-famous Welsh Male Voice choir perform in Sherborne for one night only. Raising funds for the Gryphon School Duke of Edinburgh Awards & Ten Tors Challenge. Tickets £12-£25 from Sherborne TIC or online: www.thelittleboxoffice.com/blackmorevalelions

16 When Autumn Leaves begin to Fall St Andrew’s Church, Yetminster. 7pm. Light musical entertainment with David Bednall, and professional singers Emily Topham & Thomas Williams. £10 from the Spar Shop Yetminster, or 01935 872921

16 Handel’s ‘Messiah’ with Orchestra The United Church, Dorchester. Dorset Rural Music School invite singers to rehearse 2:30pm-5:30pm. Performance from 7pm-9pm. £12.50 (school students £5) to take part. Audience welcome at £5. If you are interested in taking part, contact DRMS, The Close, Blandford DT11 7HA. 01258 452511 drmsblandford@gmail.com

16-17 & 23-24 Open Eco Homes Bridport. See website for more event details: www.bridport.greenopenhomes.net

17 Charity Plant Fair Mapperton, nr Beaminster, DT8 3NR. 10am-4pm. Over 30 stands - one of the biggest plant fairs in Dorset- the House, garden, café and shop will also be open. £3 entry to the fair. 01760 242620 www.plantfairs.com

17 Sherborne Folk Band Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 1:30pm-4:30pm. To join: laurelswiftfolk@gmail.com

17 Ironman 70.3 Weymouth Race. Start & end in Weymouth. Road closures taking place East and North of Dorchester, please see website: www.ironman.com/Weymouth or email Weymouth@ironmanroadaccess.com

17 Music for a Summer's Evening with Andrew Bernardi St Mary the Virgin Church, Glanvilles Wootton. 7pm. J S Bach, Elgar, Fritz Krielser and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Andrew will be joined by friends from the local area. 01963 210267

18 Insight Lecture: Theo Hobson–God Created Humanism Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. £5, Parish Office.

18 Bride Valley Gardening Club Puncknowle Village Hall. 7:30pm. Nigel Hewish - Penstemons & Salvias. £2. 01308 482602

18/08-05/09 Exhibition: Reflecting The Light The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. Open daily, 10:30am-4:30pm, free entry. Paintings by Chelsea Devine whose work focuses on nature. 01297 445972 www.townmillarts.co.uk

20 Applique Workshop The Barn House Studio, Loders, Bridport, DT6 3SA. 9:30am–3:30pm. Recreate your own home/landscape using appliqué techniques. Full tuition £85 inc. materials & refreshments. boarsbarrow.com

20 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital showcasing a variety of music. 40mins. www.sherborneabbey.com

20 Sherborne W.I “Picking Mr Darcy’s Pocket” Catholic Church Hall, Westbury, Sherborne. 2:30pm. A talk by Gordon le Pard. New members and visitors always welcome at a cost of £3, includes refreshments.

20 Piatti String Quartet Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester. 7:30pm. £15, membership subscription for the seven concerts season available at £60. www.dorset-county-museum-music-society.org.uk

20 Jane Austen & her Dorset Links Charlton Down Village Hall, Sherren Avenue, Nr Dorchester, DT2 9UA. 7:30pm. The dangers & excitments of Georgian resorts by Penny Townsend, Jane Austen Society. £3 entry.

21 Lunchtime Concert: Classical Folk Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester. 1pm-2pm. £3.

21 California Materclass Wine Tasting Seaside Boarding House, Burton Bradstock, DT6 4RB. 7pm-9pm. Aperitif & canapes followed by an 8 wine tasting by Chuck Kramer of Terlato Wines. £20pp. Pre-book: 01305 261480 morrishandbanham.com

21 Bridport & District Gardening Talk WI Hall, North Street, Bridport. 7:30pm "Alternative plants in alternative place" a talk by local Garden Centre. Non members welcome. Tea/coffee and biscuits at the interval. www.bridportgardeningclub.co.uk

22 ‘Writing Places’ writing workshop with Virginia Astley: Autumn 1 Hardy’s Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, DT2 8QJ. 11am-1pm. £5 per person. Normal admission applies. Spaces limited to 10. Booking essential: 01305 262366.

22 California Materclass Wine Tasting Dinner Café Paninis, 11 Weymouth Av, Dorchester, DT1 1QW. 7pm-10pm. Aperitif & canapes, 8 wine tasting by Chuck Kramer of Terlato Wines. 2 course supper with wine. £40pp. Pre-book on: 01305 261480

22 Come and Meet David West Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. From 11am-3pm, David West will be talking to visitors about his exhibition: Under the Surface - Paintings and Carvings.

23 The Heroes Challenge 2017 South Dorset. Scenic full/half marathon walks/runs. Walkers/runners wanted for team/ indivi-dual entries to raise money for Hangers Heroes Small Charities Charity. Register: 01305 784995 hangersheroes.co.uk

23 Craft Fair Bridport Town Hall. 9am-3pm. A variety of stalls inc. jewellery, cushions, wood turned items & cards.

23 Morning Coffee & Jazz St Mary's Church, South Street, Bridport 11am - familiar jazz standards, free entry, come & go, collection for roof appeal, coffee, cake & stalls.

23 ‘Writing Places’ writing workshop with Virginia Astley: Autumn 2 Hardy’s Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, DT2 8QJ. 11am-1pm. £5 per person. Normal admission applies. Spaces limited to 10. Booking essential: 01305 262366.

23 Tuneful Stories with Tim Laycock Hardy’s Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, DT2 8QJ. 1pm-4pm. Join Tim for some traditional tunes and stories from Hardy’s childhood. Normal admission applies, NT members free. 01305 262366

23 Live Music: Vine & Dandy Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. 9pm-11pm. 01297 442312 nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk

24 Vintage Market St Michaels Trading Estate, Bridport, DT6 3RR. 10am-4pm Vintage & Antiques, Food, Drink & Music. Last Sunday of every month. Contact vintagemarketbridport@gmail.com

24 Durnovaria Silver Band Borough Gardens, Dorchester. Free live music from 2:30pm.

24 Live Music: Shakedown Ridge Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. 4pm-7pm. 01297 442312 nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk

25 Piddle Valley Gardens Club Talk Piddletrenthide Memorial Hall. 7:30pm. Talk by John Marshall, the Tattie Man of Auchtermuchty, on a "Lifetime devoted to Potatoes" - members free, guests £2. 01300 348479

25 S.S. Great Britain, From Launch to Re-Launch United Church Hall, East Street, Bridport. 7:30pm. Talk by Ian Caskie. Presented by the Golden Cap Association. £3 inc. tea/ coffee & biscuits. 01308 863577

26 Parkinsons Support Group St Swithun's Church Hall, North Allington, DT6 5DU. 2:15pm. 4th Tues monthly. 01297 560833

26 Sherborne Historical Society Talk: Edward I Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, 8pm. An overview of one of the greatest English kings of the Middle Ages by Dr. Marc Roberts. www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk

27 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital showcasing a variety of music. 40mins. www.sherborneabbey.com

27 Sherborne Science Café: The Glowing, Colour-changing Rocks of Greenland and Safeguarding the Pound in your Pocket Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Professor Mark Weller, President of Royal Society of Chemistry Materials Chemistry Division, Prof of Energy Materials. sherborne.scafe@gmail.com

28 National Poetry Day Hardy’s Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, Dorset, DT2 8QJ. 11am-4pm. A day of poetry, creativity and inspiration with walks, activities and our writer-in-residence, Virginia Astley. Normal admission applies. 01305 262366

29 ‘Writing Places’ writing workshop with Virginia Astley: Rural traditions 1 Hardy’s Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, DT2 8QJ. 11am-1pm. £5 per person. Normal admission applies. Spaces limited to 10. Booking essential: 01305 262366.

29 Classic Cocktails Tasting Morrish & Banham Wine Merchants, 1 Pope St, Brewery Square, Dorchester. 7pm-9pm. Presented by Lloyd Brown of Grey Bear Bar Co. £25pp. Pre-book: 01305 261480 morrishandbanham.com

29/09-08/10 Exhibition: ArtsFest Unplugged The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. www.lymeregisartsfest.com

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

30 ‘Writing Places’ writing workshop with Virginia Astley: Rural traditions 2 Hardy’s Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, DT2 8QJ. 11am-1pm. £5 per person. Normal admission applies. Spaces limited to 10. Booking essential: 01305 262366.

30 Dorset Chamber Orchestra 30th Anniversary Gala Concert St. Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester. Concert with soloist Rebecca Gilliver. £15 available in advance from Harmony Music, Trinity Street 01305 260360.

30 Sherborne Town Band: Last Night Of The Proms Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. 7:30pm. Town Band & youth band, great music, entertainment and audience participation. Tickets from Sherborne TIC. sherbornetownband.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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