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
08/04/17-06/01/18 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
01 Grand Duck Race Higher Mill Flats, Windsor Terrace, Lyme Regis. 12 noon. A New Year’s Day Tradition! Watch the ducks race down the River Lym! Raising money for Lyme's Christmas Lights.
01 Lyme Lunge Sandy Beach, Lyme Regis Seafront .1pm. All for charity. Everyone welcome, whether ‘dipping’ or contributing to our charity collection. Wet suits allowed, preferably with fancy dress over the top.
01 New Year's Day Guided Town Walk From the Abbey Porch, Sherborne. 2pm. Learn more of Sherborne’s ancient heritage focusing on the town North of the Abbey, and walk off your seasonal indulgences, with Blue Badge Guide Cindy. Only £5, for a thousand years of history. NO need to book, just turn up! 01935 815341 www.sherbornewalks.co.uk
01 Crystal & Tibetan Singing Bowls Village Hall, Oborne, DT9 4LA. 2pm-4pm. Experience the Therapeutic Pure Sound Effect which promotes a deeply relaxing & healing state. Bring something warm to lie on. £12. Pre-book: 01935 389655
02,09,16,23,30 Uplyme Morris Rehearsals The Bottle Inn, Marshwood Tuesday evenings from 7:15pm. No experience required, give it a go. Contact Uplyme Morris on Facebook or The Squire on: 07917 748087
03-23 New Year's Art Sale The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10:30am-4:30pm. An wide range of art & craft. www.townmill.org.uk
05 Milborne Movies: Lion Milborne St Andrew Village Church. 7pm for 7:30pm. £3.50 on the door. Saryan6630@aol.com
06 The Queen’s Bodyguard of the Yeoman of the Guard Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Blackmore Vale and Yeovil National Trust Assoc. talk. New members welcome. Annual fee £5. 01935 425383 email@example.com
06 Sherborne Twinning Association Present: Epiphany Party Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. Doors 7pm. Carriages 11pm. Live Band: The Drovers. Tickets £12.50 (inc. hot supper & a glass of wine) from Sherborne TIC.
06 Twelfth Night with Tinker’s Cuss Band Bridport Town Hall, junction of East, West & South Streets, Bridport, DT6 3HA. 7pm for 7:30pm. £7, or £6 for members, to include seasonal nibbles. Raffle, drinks available. 01308 425037
06 Charity Country Music Night Tinity Club, 38 Trinity St, Dorchester. 8pm til late. Dusty Rhodes Band. £7. 01305 269095
09,16,23,30 Uplyme Craft Group Uplyme Church Pound Ln, Uplyme, DT7 3TT. 1pm - 3pm. Bring your own craft or come and see what others are doing. Our group is suitable for those new to crafting and those with experience. 01297 444499
09 Lyme Regis Art Society Demonstration: Postage Stamp Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. 2pm to 4pm. Demonstration in Oil by Nick Watton. £5 non members. 01297 445464 www.lymeregisartssociety.org.uk
10 Managing Fossil Collecting on the Jurassic Coast Dorset County Museum, High West Street. Dorchester. 6:30pm for 7pm. Lecture by David Sole. £3 DNHAS members £5 non members 01305 756827 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
10 Sherborne Artslink Flicks: My Cousin Rachel Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. From the Daphne du Maurier novel; in Victorian England a young man (Sam Claflin) falls under the spell of his Uncle’s mysterious former companion (Rachel Weisz). £6 from Sherborne TIC. Pre Film Supper in the Raleigh Hall at 6pm. (£12 from Sherborne TIC).
11 Sherborne District Gardeners' Assoc. Meeting Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Talk by Castle Gardens on The Garden Centre Year. 01935 389375
11 Plant Heritage Dorset Group AGM The Dorford Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester, DT1 1RR. 7pm for 7:30pm. AGM.
11 Shall We Dance? Jive St Mary's Church Hall, 84 South St, DT6 3NW. 7:30pm Class & social dance - £6. 8:15pm-10pm Social dance - £4. Tea and coffee provided. 07505 798258
11 Sherborne Historical Society Talk: King Canute (Cnut) Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 8pm. Denmark, England and the Conquest of 1016, by Dr Ken Lawson. www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk
12 Bee Aware - Illustrated Talk Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. 11am-12noon - FREE entry. Illustrated talk by Brigit Strawbridge on the hidden world of bees. 01297 444566 www.lymeregisu3a.org
13 The Somerset & Dorset Family History Society Loders Village Hall. 2pm-4:30pm. AGM followed by members session, come along and meet other family and local historians researching ancestors from all over the world, not just Dorset! Everyone welcome. Members £1.50, visitors £3. For more information contact: 01308 425710 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
13 An evening with Rockin' Ronnie The Kings Head, 304 St Andrews Road, (Bradpole) Bridport , DT6 3DS. 9pm Professional male vocalist performing classic songs from the 60's, 70's,80's, 90's & more! 01308 422520
14 Sherborne Steam & Waterwheel Centre Open Day Oborne Road, Sherborne, DT9 3RX. 11:30am-3:30pm. Steam up with mince pies and mulled fruit juice! See an extensive collection of Victorian engineering, including the massive, 26 foot diameter waterwheel built in 1869. Entry by donation. 01935 816324 www.sswc.co.uk
14 Allington Strings - Handel & Corelli Concerti Grossi Sir John Colfox Academy, Bridport. Concert at 3pm, tickets £10 (inc. drink & nibbles) under 18's free. Tickets from The Book Shop & Bridport Music. allingtonstrings.yolasite.com
14 Fundraising Concert for a Venezuelan Family in need Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 3pm. A varied programme of music including Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, Brahms’ Sonatensatz, Britten Folk Songs, and more. £10 on the door.
16 The Real History of Parnham Beaminster Museum, DT8 3NB. 2:30pm. Talk by Brian Earl giving an outline of the fascinating history of this famous house. £2.50 entry per person. www.beaminstermuseum.wordpress.com
17 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 1pm. Free 40 minute recital featuring a wide variety of music.
17 W.I Meeting Catholic Church Hall, Westbury, Sherborne. 2:30pm. ‘Behind the scenes at the National Trust’ talk.
18 Ramblers Walk Meet at Kings Arms Pub, Thornford, DT9 6QD. 10am. 5.5mile walk via Wyke Farm, Bradford Abbas, and Clifton Maybank. 01935 415612 www.southsomersetramblers.org.uk
19 Lionel Handy Internationally Acclaimed Cellist Uplyme Church Pound Lane, Uplyme, DT7 3TT. 7pm. Internationally acclaimed cellist accompanied by Jennifer Hughes £10 on the door - Children free.
23 Lyme Regis Art Society Demonstration - Collagraphs Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. 2pm-4pm . Demonstration by Jackie Curtis: What is Collagraph? £5 non members. 01297 445464 www.lymeregisartssociety.org.uk
24 Sherborne Science Café: The Geology of the Origin of Life Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Dr Martin Gledhill, retired General Practitioner. email@example.com
24 Bogs and Ponds Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, DT7 3UY. 7:30pm. Terry Underhill, gardener & broadcaster explains the many benefits of having a pond and wet areas in the garden, inc. the wide range of unusual plants which they allow you to grow. Tea/coffee & biscuits pre-talk. Free for members, £3 for visitors.
25 Sherborne Historical Society Talk: The Unification of Italy 1871 Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 8pm. A new look at the Unification of Italy and its inherent problems, by Professor David Laven. www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk
25 Lawrence of Arabia and Dorset The Dorford Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester, DT1 1RR. 7:30pm. Talk by Peter Preen, Dorchester Association for the Research into Local History and Archaeology.
27 An evening of Classic Americana & Blues Rock The Kings Head, 304 St Andrews Road, Bridport. 9pm. Andrew Riverstone performing live. Covering Tom Petty, JJ Cale, Eagles, Jimi Hendrix & Lynyrd Skynyrd. 01308 422520
29 Lyme Regis Art Society Workshop -Amanda Popham Lyme Regis Football Club, The Davy Fort, Charmouth Rd, Lyme Regis, DT7 3DU. 10am-1pm. Workshop ‘Working with Clay’ -Amanda Popham. 01297 445464 lymeregisartssociety.org.uk
29 Caring for the Coast United Church Hall, East Street, Bridport. 2:30pm. Talk by Tony Flux. Presented by the Golden Cap Association (West Dorset). Non-members welcome. £3 inc. tea/ coffee and biscuits. Info: 01308 863577
30 The awful story of the Monmouth Rebellion in 1685 Beaminster Museum, DT8 3NB. 2:30pm, Talk by Bruce Upton on the causes and consequences of this rebellion in 1685. £2.50 entry per person. www.beaminstermuseum.wordpress.com
West Dorset Tourist Information Centres
Lyme Regis TIC
Tel: 01305 267992
Tel: 01308 424901
Tel: 01935 815341
Tel: 01297 442138
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