July 2017

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Saturday 18 November / Bookfair Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 9:30am-4pm. New, second-hand and antiquarian books. 01803 613356 colinbakerbooks@btinternet.com

Saturday 18 November / Songs of the Edwardian age and the Great War Performed by the internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Patricia Hammond and accompanied by Matt Redman. St Cuthbert-s Church, Oborne. 7.30pm. For tickets and further information  telephone : 01935 817194

Wednesday 22 November / 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. sherborne.scafe@gmail.com

Wednesday 22 November / Light Out Of Darkness English and German music from the Reformation.  Axminster Chamber Choir.  Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. Tickets £10.00. See poster for more information.

Friday 24 November / Percussion Ensembles Cheap St Church, Sherborne. 1:45pm. Free recital by the talented students of Sherborne School.

Monday 27 November / 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

Tuesday 28 November / 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

Wednesday 29November /  ‘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.

Wednesday 29 November /Weldmar Light Up a Life Sherborne Castle Gardens. 6:30pm. www.weld-hospice.org.uk

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

Thursday 30 November / Sherborne Floral Evening Group Open Meeting : Nick Grounds National Demonstrator and Horticultural Auctioneer. BahHumBug.  Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA  7.30pm. See flyer for further details.

Thursday 30 November to Saturday 02 December / The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Powell Theatre , Abbey Road, Sherborne. 8pm. Joint Sherborne Boys & Sherborne Girls schools production. Free tickets obtainable from the Sherborne School Office. 01935 812249

Friday 01 December / Chamber Orchestra Recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:45pm. Free recital by the students of Sherborne School.

Saturday 2 December / Sherborne Chamber Choir Hark the Glad Sound. An advent celebration. Conductor : Paul Ellis / Organist : Simon Clarkson.  Sherborne Abbey. 7.30pm. Tickets £5 – £16. Students U18 free. Available from Sherborne TIC 01935 815341

Saturday 02 December / Christmas Entertainment: The Trinity Entertainers Digby Hall, Hound S t, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Blackmore Vale & Yeovil National Trust Assoc. talk. New members welcome. The annual fee is £5.00 Telephone 01935 425383 bvyntmembership@outlook.com

Saturday 02 to Sunday 03 December / Sherborne’s Annual Crafts for Christmas Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne , DT9 3NL  10am – 4pm. Unique and unusual Crafts & Gifts for Christmas or the home. Free entry. 01749 677049  www.westcountrycraftfairs.co.uk

Saturday 02 December to Sunday 10 December / Christmas Tree Festival Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 10am – 4: 30pm daily, Sun 10th: 6: 30pm Carol Service

Sunday 3 December /Sherborne Festive Shopping Day Throughout Sherborne town centre. 10.00am to 4.00pm. Santa’s Grotto, Music, bands, choirs, street entertainment, festive shops and stalls, local produce. Shoppers’ Carols in the Abbey at 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm. Advent Carol Service at 5pm. Wandering Winds music at the Museum for their open day. Parade & Tree Lighting 4pm. Details for 2017 to be found here

Sunday 03 December / Advent Jazz  Tindall Hall, Sherborne School. 6pm. Swing Band & Jazz Band performance. 01935 812249

Sunday 03 December / Advent Carol Service Sherborne Abbey. 8:15pm. www.sherborneabbey.com

 Monday 04 December / Advent Quiet Day Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 10am – 3:30pm, led by The Rural Dean, The Revd Vivian Enever. BYO Bible, notebook , pen and a picnic lunch. To book a place please contact the Parish Office. 01935 812452

Monday 04 December / Trails and Tribulations Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7pm. An illustrated talk, for Christian Aid, by Robert Hayward OBE, on the Sudan and countries beyond. Tickets £7, to inc. mulled wine & mince pies from the Parish Office.

Wednesday 06 December / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 1pm. Free 40 minute recital by Paul Ellis showcasing a wide variety of music.

Wednesday 06 December / Christmas at Covent Garden Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 2pm & 8pm. Arts Society talk by Sarah Lenton. £5. 01935 474626 www.theartssocietysherborne.org.uk

Thursday 07 December / Looking Back At Lord Digby’s School Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Talk & material relating to the story of this historic building. Further details from Sherborne Museum. 01935 812252 www.sherbornemuseum.co.uk

Friday 08 December / Recital for Christmas Tree Festival Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:45pm. Free student recital. 01935 810518

Friday 08 December / Sherborne Hand-made Craft Fair Digby Hall, Next to Library, Hound St, Sherborne. 10:30am-3:30pm.  A good chance to get those early Christmas presents! These traders only sell hand-made goods, made by themselves. 01963 34696

Sunday 10 DecemberChristingle Service Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 5pm.

Monday 11 December / The Abbey’s Gift To The Town’ Concert Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 7:30pm. Christmas concert for all to attend.

Tuesday 12 December / Sherborne Historical Society Talk: Claret  Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 8pm. The history of the English love affair with Bordeaux wine, by David Copp.  www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk

Tuesday 12 December / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 1pm. Free 40 minute recital by Simon Clarkson featuring a wide variety of music.

Wednesday 13 December / Viceroy’s House presented by Dorset Moviola in association with ArtsLink Flicks. Starring Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson. Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India, is tasked with overseeing British India’s transition to independence but meets with conflict as as different sides clash in the face of monumental change.  Rated 12A. Digby Memorial Hall, Sherborne, 7.30pm. Tickets £6.00 from Sherborne TIC 01935 815341

Thursday 14 December / Carols Service for Visiting Steam train Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 3pm.

Friday 15 December /Auction of Medals, Militaria, Coins, Stamps and Collector’s Items Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne. 9am-5pm. Catalogue online. See website/call for details. 01935 812277  www.charterhouse-auction.com

Saturday 16 December/  Shoppers’ Carols Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm.  Just turn up and join in.

Saturday 16 December /Chasty Cottage Antiques Fair Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. Up to 35 stands, homemade food and refreshments at coffee shop within the fair. Entrance £1, opening 8:30am (trade) 9:30am (public) to 4pm. 01963 370986

Saturday 16 December / Christmas Sing-along  Sherborne Town Band featuring Sherborne Youth Band.  Cheap Street Church, Sherborne, 7.30pm. Tickets available from Sherborne TIC  via the website or on the door.

Sunday 17 December / Sherborne Abbey Carol Service Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 3pm.  All welcome.

Sunday 17 – Monday 18 December / Dick Whittington presented by  Sherborne Amateur Pantomime Society. Digby Hall, Sherborne DT9 3AA  Performances: Sunday, 6.30pm. Monday : 2.30pm and 6.30pm.  See poster for more information.

Sunday 24 December / Christmas Eve Services Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 3pm: Blessing of the Crib & Lighting of the Tree, 5pm: Blessing of the Crib & Lighting of the Tree, 11:30pm: The First Eucharist of Christmas.

Monday 25 December / Christmas Day Services Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 8am: Said Holy Communion BCP, 9:30am: Parish Eucharist for Christmas Day, 11:15am: Festal Mattins.

Monday 25 December / Christmas Lunch Sherborne Churches Together host a Christmas Day Lunch for those on their own at Christmas. If you or someone you know would like to join us, or volunteer to help out, please contact the Parish Office on 01935 812452

Saturday 30 December / PBFA Book Fair Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 10am-4pm. Entry £1. 01935 850210 www.pbfa.org

January 01 December / New Year’s Day Walk From Sherborne Abbey porch. 2pm. Walk off the Seasonal indulgences and explore Sherborne’s History North of the Abbey with Blue Badge Guide Cindy. No need to book, just turn up! £5. www.sherbornewalks.co.uk

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