July 2017

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Friday 22 September / Sherborne Literary Society AGM and Words with Wine – Guest speaker Tim Pears. Come to the Sherborne Literary Society’s (usually very brief!) Annual General Meeting and have your say. This will be followed by Words With Wine. Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 7.pm for 7.30pm. £5 (AGM element only is free)  More information 01258 821499 or email info@sherborneliterarysociety.com

Saturday 24 September / Rich’s Sponsored Bike Ride through beautiful Dorset, in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Start at 9.00am from Sherborne Rugby Club. Sherborne RFC to Dorchester and return via a few villages. Two courses for all abilities.  BBQ and drinks available afterwards at the Rugby Club. For more information and sponsor forms contact Rich. Telephone 07894 123759 or for more information go to justgiving.com/fundraising/Richard-Holder

Tuesday 26 September / 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

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

Wednesday 27 September / 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

Saturday 30 September / 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

Saturday 30 September / 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.  Phone 01935 815341  sherbornetownband.co.uk

Saturday 30 September / Come and Sing Handel Messiah and afternoon of singing with musical director Paul Ellis and organist David Bednall, followed by an informal early evening concert. Rehearsal 1.30 pm to 5.15pm. Singers £20 – please book in advance. U18 free. Dress : informal. Public concert 6.15pm. Tickets £5. Booking forms available from Sherborne TIC, Sherborne Abbey and online at www.sherbornefestivalchorus.org.uk

Monday 02 October / No Finer Life A new play from Graham Harvey, the writer of over 600 episodes of Radio 4’s The Archers. 7.30pm. Digby Memorial Hall, Sherborne, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL.  Tickets from Sherborne TIC.

Tuesday 03 October / Autumn Organ Recital The Chapel, Sherborne School. 7:30pm. For more details contact the school: 01935 810518

Wednesday 04 October / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital showcasing a variety of music. 40mins. www.sherborneabbey.com

Thursday 05 October / The Long Weekend  Life in the English Country House between the Wars. Adrian Tinniswood OBE uncovers the truth about a world half-forgotten.  Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne,  Doors open 7.15pm. Tickets £5 from Sherborne TIC.  Phone 01935 815341

Friday 06 October / Brass Recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:45pm. Free recital by the talented students of Sherborne School.

Friday 06 October / Churchill and his Money A talk by Old Shirburnian David Lough. Digby Memorial Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 7pm for 7.30pm. Tickets £10, from Sherborne TIC

Sunday 08 October / Sherborne Town Band: Music In The Park Pageant Gardens, Sherborne. 2:30pm-4pm. Bring your family, bring a picnic, and enjoy a concert of light entertainment music. www.sherbornetownband.co.uk

Monday 09 October / Insight Lecture: I think, therefore I am? Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Talk by Jon Riding. Tickets £5 from the Parish Office, Abbey Close. 01935 816779 www.insight.sherborneabbey.com

Tuesday 10 October / Sherborne Historical Society: Storms, War & Shipwrecks -Treasures from Sicilian Seas Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne.  8pm. Talk on Roman finds from Mediterranean shipwrecks, by Prof. Roberts. www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk

Wednesday 11 October / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital showcasing a variety of music. 40mins. www.sherborneabbey.com

Wednesday 11 October / Sherborne Flicks: The Sense of an Ending (15) Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 7:30pm. Drama; Jim Broadbent receives a mysterious lecay from the mother of his university girlfriend. Tickets £6 from Sherborne TIC.

Wednesday 11 to Saturday 15 October / Sherborne Literary Festival Various locations around Sherborne. Featuring a wide range of speakers inc. Joshua Levine, Simon Weston, Roger McGough, Rosamund Young, Natalie Haynes, Rory Stewart, Jeremy Greenstock, Ysenda Maxtone Graham, Gulwali Passarlay, and more! Tickets from Sherborne TIC. More information on the festival website

Thursday 12 October / Sherborne District Gardeners’ Assoc. Meeting Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Talk by Jenny Short on Berried Treasure – Berries, Bark & Evergreens for Winter Colour. 01935 389375

Thursday 12 October / RBL Charity Concert featuring seven Dorset schools, young singers and musicians. 7.00pm. Sherborne Abbey. Tickets from Sherborne TIC.  Phone 01935 815341

Thursday 12 October / Tindal Recital Series : Huw Davies Jazz Trio Tindal Recital Hall, Sherborne School. 7:30pm. £10. 01935 812249

Friday 13 October / Pianist’s Recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:45pm. Free recital by the talented students of Sherborne School.

Saturday 14 October / PBFA Book Fair Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. DT9 3NL. 10am-4pm. Entry £1. 01258 471249 www.pbfa.org

Sunday  15 October/ Steam & Waterwheel Centre Open Day See one of the largest waterwheels in Dorset and further items of interest including an E S Hindley steam engine.   Tea and coffee making facilities available, free parking, picnic area. Open 11am -4pm.  Oborne Road, DT9 3RX  Free Entry!

Monday 16 October / Pack Monday Fair read about this annual event here

Wednesday 18 October / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital showcasing a variety of music. 40mins. www.sherborneabbey.com

Saturday 21 October / Chasty Cottage Antiques Fair Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. Up to 35 stands, homemade refreshments available at coffee shop within the fair. Entrance £1, opening 8:30am (trade) 9:30am (public) to 4pm. 01963 370986

Saturday 21 October / Photographic Project Open Day Somerset & Dorset Family History Society, The Parade, Sherborne. Residents are invited to bring photographs in to the Centre so that they can be scanned. www.sdfhs.org/sdfhs-projects/ 01935 389611

Saturday 21 October to Sunday 22 October / Autumn Colours Weekend at Sherborne new Castle Opening Time: 11am – 4.30pm PRICES : On the day Entry: Reduced admission to only £4 per adult for entry into the Gardens and Grounds. Children under 16 free.

Tuesday 24 October / Arts Buffet Digby Hall, Sherborne. 10am-12noon. 1:30pm-3:30pm. Get messy and creative at this art & craft workshop for families with primary school age children. 01935 815899 www.sherborneartslink.org.uk

Tuesday 24 October / Mad Victorian Science Sherborne Museum, Church Lane. 11am- 2pm. Mad Victorian Scientist Gordon Le Pard is back with his potions, poisons and peculiar facts. All welcome. Free event. 01935 812252 www.sherbornemuseum.co.uk

Tuesday 24 October / Historical Society Talk: Gen. Sir Richard McCreery: Last Great Cavalryman Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 8pm- McCreery, one of the great soldiers of WWII, had a close association with Sherborne. sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk

Wednesday 25 October / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital showcasing a variety of music. 40mins. www.sherborneabbey.com

Thursday 26 October / Science Café: The Origins of the First Supermassive Black Holes Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Dr Daniel Whalen, Senior Lecturer, Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, Portsmouth University. sherborne.scafe@gmail.com

Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 October / Sherborne International Film Festival Powell Theatre, Abbey Rd, Sherborne. A wide selection of World Cinema to chose from inc. Julieta, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Lamb, Omar, Frantz, Neruda, The Salesman, Tanna, and more. Tickets from Sherborne TIC. All films £6, Reception and opening night screening £10, 10 tickets £40. www.shiff.org.uk

Friday 27 October / Going Batty for Halloween Sherborne Museum, Church Lane. 2pm-4pm. East Dorset Bat Rescue are back with their bats to help us celebrate Halloween and learn more about these fascinating little creatures. Free event. 01935 812252

Sunday 29 October / Off The Beaten Track Again Sherborne TIC. 2pm. Blue Badge Guided Walk. See the history you didn’t know was there! £5

Saturday 4 November / Fireworks Extravaganza at Sherborne New Castle. Entertainment featuring the cast of Peter Pan from the Octagon Theatre. Refreshments/food and live music from Headland. TIME : Gates open: 5pm Bonfire: 7pm Fireworks: 7.30pm PRICES : 25% off before November. On the day: Adult £8 • Child (5-16 years) £6 • Senior Citizen £6 • Under 5s Free • Car Parking £4. How to book tickets: By telephone: 01963 364399

Wednesday 29 November / Amedeo Modigliani and Bohemian Paris 1906-1920 An illustrated lecture by Julian Halsby.  Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 7.oopm for 7.30pm. Tickets £8.50 available from Sherborne TIC 01935 815341 or Eventbrite

Sunday 3 December / Sherborne Festive Shopping Day details for 2017 to be announced but read about the 2016 event here

 

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