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
01 Snowdrop Memorial Service St Mary's Church, South St., Bridport.11am. Contact Joseph Weld Hospice: 01305 215300
01 Container Gardening Castle Gardens Garden Centre, New Rd, Sherborne, DT9 5NR. 2:30pm. Free talk. 01935 814633
01 The Seaton Down Hoard Woodmead Hall, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. 2:30pm. Friends of Lyme Regis Philpot Museum Speaker; Thomas Cadbury Assistant Curator at Ramm, Exeter Museum Members:£2 Visitors:£3. 01297 443156
01 General Knowledge Quiz Night Vineyards, 2 Tilton Court, Digby Road, Sherborne. 7:30pm-9:30pm. Every first Thursday of the Month. Teams of 4 and entry is £5 per person. CASH prize for the winning team! Booking essential. 01935 815544
02 Coffee Morning Alexandra Hotel, Pound St, Lyme Regis, DT7 3HZ. 10:30am-12noon. Lyme Regis Society. All Welcome.
02 Snowdrop Memorial Service Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ.11am. Contact Joseph Weld Hospice: 01305 215300
02 Brass Recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:45pm. Free recital by the talented students of Sherborne School.
02 The Scandanavian-Type Flint Axe in Britain Dorset County Museum, High West St, Dorchester. 7pm for 7:30pm. Talking slides lecture by Kath Walker. £3 DNHAS members, £5 non members. 01305 756827 dorsetcountymuseum.org
02 Film: Hunt for the Wilderpeople Village Hall, Milborne St Andrew's, DT11 0JX. 7:30pm. £3.50. milbornestandrew.org.uk
02 The Plant Hunters United Church Hall, 56A South St, Bridport, DT6 3NN. 7:30pm. An illustrated talk by Charlie Rugeroni landscape designer & Wildlife Tour Guide. Admission by donation includes refreshments. All welcome.
02 Bowjangles: Excalibow One Bow To Rule Them All Wootton Fitzpaine Village Hall, DT6 6ND. 7:30pm Intrepid string quartet Bowjangles present a magical, theatrical, musical journey through myths, folklre & legends. £10, £5 (u18s) £25 (fam4 - max 2 adults) on door, or in advance: 01297 560948/ self service Box Office at the Charmouth Practice Reception.
02 The Thing That Came From Over There Burton Bradstock Village Hall, DT6 4QS. 7:30pm Join three daring actors as they play 15 roles in a show of shocks, spine tingling silliness & blood curdling terror. 01308 897421 www.artsreach.co.uk
02/02-16/03 Handcrafted and unique mosaic mirrors Exhibition Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis. 9:30am-4pm daily.
03 Bridport Community Fair Town Hall, Bridport, DT6 3LF. 9am-2pm. Come and find out about town organisations and the Bridport and West Bay events and activities for 2018. Contact: 01308 456722 email@example.com
03 Investigating Ink Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 10am-4pm. Explore the use of ink for its versatile qualities of line, tone and colour, workshop with Diana Pilcher. £47 or £42 for Friends of Artslink. 01935 815899 firstname.lastname@example.org
03 T E Lawrence: his life & friends in Dorset Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. 2:30pm. Blackmore Vale & Yeovil NT Assoc. talk by Susan Vincent. New members welcome. Annual fee £5. 01935 425383 email@example.com
03 Gin Tasting Masterclass Martins Bar & Restaurant, Highlands End Holiday Park, Eype, DT6 6AR. 7pm. Explore the world of gin with local expert mixologist Lloyd Brown. £12pp inc. 3 gin cocktails & pizza tasters! Pre-book: 01308 426919
03 Calais Ceilidh Portesham Village Hall, DT3 4NS. 7pm-10:30pm. Caller Angela Laycock, local musicians, Dorset folk tunes. All funds raised from tickets/donations to Help Refugees. Dancing, raffle. To Reserve a place donate online mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/cc2 - suggested price £8 adult, £4 child.
04 Hula Hoopathon Leisure Centre, Brewery Fields, Skilling Hill Rd, Bridport, DT6 5LN. 8am to 8pm. On World Cancer Day, join us for a fantastic Charity Fundraiser, will all funds being donated to our local Bridport Cancer Support Charity 'The Living Tree'. We ask that you choose an hourly slot within the day to come & join the fun. Debbie Jones will teach you how to hoop and various tricks thoughut the day! (Suggested donation £5). 07585 356929 firstname.lastname@example.org
05 "Landing on a Comet - Reflections on the Rosetta Mission" Thomas Hardye School, Queen's Ave, Dorchester, DT1 2ET. 7pm. Talk by Prof Monica Grady CBE. Tickets from the school. email@example.com
05 A Year On The Veg Plot Castle Gardens Garden Centre, New Rd, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Free talk. 01935 814633
05 Soup & Ploughman's Lunch Alexandra Hotel, Pound St, Lyme Regis, DT7 3HZ. 12noon. Vegetarian Soup followed by Ploughman's Lunch. In Aid of Water Survival Box Rotary Club. Tickets £8 must be purchased beforehand: 01297 444567
06 Make a cushion in a morning Unit 7b Browns Farm, Nettlecombe, DT6 3SS. 9:30am-12:30pm. Small class, expert tuition. All abilities welcome. £40 inc materials (except face fabric). Book: 07533 344609 hazelmasterssoftfurnishings.co.uk
06 Snowdrop Memorial Service St Mary's Church, Beaminster, DT8 3BA. 11am. 01305 215300 www.weld-hospice.org.uk
07 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 1pm. Free 40 mins recital by Paul Ellis feat. a variety of music. 01935 812452
07 Temples, Tombs & Treasures: In search of the Queen of Sheba Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, DT9 3AA 2pm & 8pm. Arts Society talk by Louise Schofield. £5. 01935 474626 www.theartssocietysherborne.org.uk
07 Snowdrop Memorial Service St Michael The Archangel Church, Lyme Regis. 2:30pm. 01305 215300
07 Sherborne Community Focus Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 9:30am-12:30pm. For members of local community & voluntary groups working in Sherborne & outlying villages. 012020 847609 firstname.lastname@example.org
07 Andrey Lebedev, guitar and Lotte Betts-Dean, mezzo soprano United Church, South Street, Dorchester. 7:30pm. Membership season tickets available. Individual concert tickets £15 from museum reception or call: 01305 756827
07 Bach St John Passion Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 7:30pm, with Sherborne Schools’ Choral Society. Tickets £10, £12, £15 available from 3 January from Sherborne School Reception, Abbey Road. 01935 812249, email@example.com
08 District Gardeners' Assoc. Meeting Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Talk by Paul Sturgess. 01935 389375
08 Seed Sowing & Potting On Castle Gardens Garden Centre, New Rd, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Free talk. 01935 814633
08 Sherborne Historical Society Talk: The Dorset Regiment Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. 8pm. The history of the Dorset Regiment from the C18th to the C20th, by Christopher Copson. www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk
09 Woodwind Recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:45pm. Free recital by the talented students of Sherborne School.
09 No Petticoats Here Village Hall. Nether Compton, DT9 4QE. 7:30pm. Award winning singer, songwriter and musician Louise Jordan tells the stories of inspirational women of WWI who challenged expectations. £10 (U16 £6). 01935 413220
09 Swing Band All Stars Dining Hall, Sherborne School. 7:30pm. This popular event showcases the talent of Sherborne School's Jazz and Swing band. £25 from School Recption, Abbey Road. For more info contact: 01935 812249
10 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
10 Casterbridge Male Voice Choir and Dorset Police Male Voice Choir St Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester, DT1 2HJ. 7:30pm. In support of Dorset County Museum. £8. 01305 267992 firstname.lastname@example.org
10 No Petticoats Here Shipton Gorge Village Hall, DT6 4LY. 7:30pm Award winning singer, songwriter & musician Louise Jordan tells the stories of inspirational woman of the first world war who challenged expectations. 01308 897562
10/02-08/05 Dippy on Tour Dorset County Museum, High West St, Dorchester. See the Natural History Museum’s famous resident! Book with Dorchester TIC or the Museum. Free but booking essential. 01305 267992 dorsetcountymuseum.org
11 Ralegh Rambles Meet Outside Castleton Church, Sherborne, DT9 3SA. 2pm. Be regailed by historic tales of Sherborne’s adopted son Sir Walter and his time in the town, with Blue Badge Guide Cindy Chant. Much of the talk will be indoors in the Church so weather no object. Please note there is limited parking in the immediate vicinity. £5. www.sherbornewalks.co.uk
11 Musical Joy – Beat the Winter Blues Tithe Barn, Manor Yard, Symondsbury, DT6 6HG. 3:30pm-6:30pm. Classical and contemporary music. Pre-book tickets £15 adult, £7.50 under 16s. www.symondsburyestate.co.uk 01308 424116.
11 Classic Car Auction Charterhouse, The Salerooms, Long St, Sherborne, DT9 3BS. Inc. one of only 72 Allard Palm Beach cars produced. See website for catalogue. 01935 812277 www.charterhouse-auction.com
12 Gonna Rise Up Singing Cheap St. Church, Sherborne. 2pm. U3A Choir singing songs from C16th to present day. Free!
12 Sherborne Insite Lecture: Incarnation Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 7:30pm. Canon Eric Woods, will explore the mystery of the Incarnation. £5 from the Parish Office: 01935 812452
13 Julia's House Craft Day Castle Gardens, Garden Centre, New Rd, Sherborne. 10:30am-3:30pm. For info: 01935 814633
13 Bridport History Society United Church Hall, 56A South St, Bridport, DT6 3NN. 2:30pm. ‘Sacred Trees from the South West to Prehistory’ by Lucy Goodison Members £1, visitors £3, all welcome. More info: 01308 425710 email@example.com
13 19th Century Pilots in sailing boats on the Bristol Channel Beaminster Museum, DT8 3NB. 2:30pm. Talk by Diana Trenchard about the personalities and the skills these people had in order to guide larger boats along this channel. £2.50.
14 In Search of Dinosaurs in the Moroccan Kem Kem Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester. 6:30pm for 7pm. Lecture by Prof. David Martill.£3 DNHAS members, £5 non members 01305 756827 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
14 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 1pm. Free 40 mins recital by Simon Clarkson featuring a variety of music.
14 Sherborne Artslink Flicks: Victoria & Abdul Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Based on the real-life relationship between Queen Victoria and her Indian Muslim servant Abdul Karim. Tickets £6 from Sherborne TIC.
14-16 Gosmina Circus Skills Open Workshop Castle Gardens, Garden Centre, New Rd, Sherborne, DT9 5NR. 1:30pm-4:30pm. Juggling, diablos and more. Free family event, no ticket required. 01935 814633
16 Valentine Ceilidh Tithe Barn, Manor Yard, Symondsbury. 7pm for 7:30pm. Fundraising for Bridport Youth Centre, music from Wyld Morris. Callers Ruth Jenklins and Vince O’Farrell. Light supper and bar. Raffle with great prizes. Tickets £10 from Bridport TIC, 01308 424901 or www.bridportandwestbay.co.uk
16 Quiz with fish and chip supper Holy Trinity Church, Bradpole, nr Bridport, DT6 3EW. 7pm, teams of 4 or join a team on the night. Drinks by donation, raffle. Tickets £10 to include supper: 01308 458162
16 Valentine Dinner Highlands End Holiday Park. 7:30pm-11:30pm. An evening of dinner and entertainment, £30 per person. Music by Vinyl Monkeys, compere and charity auction by Mr Dazbo. Dress code: Date night/black tie. Tickets available from Palmers Wine Store, Bridport PC repair, Choclatiers Café Bridport, Martins Bar. 07482400433.
17 Chasty Cottage Antiques Fair Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. Up to 35 stands, homemade food and refreshments available at coffee shop within the fair. Entrance £1, opening 8:30am (trade) 9:30am (public) to 4pm. 01963 370986
17 Butterfly trends in West Dorset & Portland Toller Porcorum Vilage Hall, DT2 0DT. 2pm. Presentation. 01300 321007
17 Marlene Deitrich - Storytelling and Songs Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 3pm-5:30pm. An afternoon of storytelling and songs by the writer and singer Janet Gelernter. Tickets £12 to include wine, tea, coffee and cake, available from Chapter House Books, Trendle Street, Sherborne. 07496 721003
18 KNIT-A-THON St Swithun’s Church Hall, North Allington. 2:30pm for 3pm-5pm. (Sponsored knit.) Bring size 9/3.75 knitting needles and double knitting wool. Tea included. Sponsorship forms from YARN Woolshop, South St., Bridport.
21 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 1pm. Free 40 mins recital by James Henderson featuring a variety of music.
21 WI meeting Catholic Church Hall, Westbury, Sherborne. 2:30pm. ‘Scottish Wildlife Encounters’ talk and slide presentation given by Brian Pettitt. New members and visitors always welcome at a cost of £3, to include refreshments.
21 Climate Change: Antartic in a Global Context Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Doors open at 7pm for refreshments. Talk by Mark Tatchell, wildlife guide in Antartica and photographer. Entry £2.50.
22 Propagation Castle Gardens, Garden Centre, New Rd, Sherborne, DT9 5NR. 2:30pm. Free talk. 01935 814633
22 Dorchester's Hidden Cellars and Tunnels The Dorford Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester, DT1 1RR. 7:30pm. Talk by David Taylor, Dorchester Association for the Research into Local History and Archaeology.
22 Sherborne Historical Society Talk: The Plague 2000BC to 2000AD Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 8pm.
23 Strings Recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:45pm. Free recital by the talented students of Sherborne School.
24 Line Dance Evening Uplyme Village Hall. 7:30pm. Led by Marina of Western Spirit. Entry by ticket only. £9 to include ploughman’s supper In aid of Lyme Regis Musical Theatre. Please phone 01297 443249 or 01297 445257
24 Annual book sale Beaminster Museum, DT8 3NB. 10am-1pm. www.beaminstermuseum.wordpress.com
25 Crystal & Tibetan Singing Bowls Village Hall, Oborne, nr. Sherborne, DT9 4LA. 2pm-4pm. Experience the healing, re-balancing effect of the Therapeutic Pure Sounds of crystal and Tibetan singing bows. lPre book: 01935 389655
26 My Family and Other Smugglers United Church Hall, East Street, Bridport. 2:30pm. Talk by Roger Guttridge. Presented by the Golden Cap Association (West Dorset). Non-members welcome. £3 inc. tea/ coffee and biscuits. 01308 863577
27 The Journey of a Diary' United Church Hall, 56A South St, Bridport, DT6 3NN. 2pm. U3A monthly talk - spilling the beans on working for the BBC as a secretary in 1971, by Sarah Shaw. https://u3asites.org.uk/bridport/events
28 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 1pm. Free 40 mins recital by Paul Cheater featuring a wide variety of music.
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