Sherborne is definitely a town that should be explored by foot. This illustrated map shows where the main attractions are.
What's Coming Up
Thursday 2 October / Sunset Café Stompers at Cheap Street Church. 7:30pm. Featuring Louise Parker. Tickets £10 from Sherborne TIC.
Friday 3 October / The Kettle’s on! Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road. 2.00pm-4:30pm. Monthly event with live music and entertainment, music from all eras. Free draw, tea, coffee, cake and biscuits. 07811 018284
Friday 3 October / Piano Concert at Cheap St Church. 1:30pm. Free lunchtime recital by Sherborne School.
Saturday 4 October / P.B.F.A. Book Fair at Memorial Hall, Digby Road. Antiquarian and secondhand books for sale. £1 entry. 01258 471249
Saturday 4 October / Three Chords and beyond! Ukulele workshop for both beginners and players looking for a refresher. With Samantha Muir ARCM. Digby Hall, Hound St. 10.00am-4.00pm. £35/£45. 01935 815899 www.sherborneartslink.org.uk
Saturday 4 October / Blackmore Vale & Yeovil Association Talk at Digby Hall, Hound Street. 2:30 pm. Paradise Lost on the Stourhead Estate.
Sunday 5 October / Waterwheel Open Day Castleton Steam & Waterwheel Centre. 11.00am – 4:30pm. An extensive collection of Victorian engineering; a massive 26ft waterwheel, built 1869. Adults £5, Family £7, Children free. 01935 389535
Sunday 5 October / Music in the Park at Pageant Gardens. 2:30pm. Sherborne Town Band perform. Free.
Monday 6 / Women in WW1 at Memorial Hall, Digby Road. 7:30pm. Kate Adie speaks about her latest book, “Fighting on the Home Front: The Legacy of Women in World War One”. £10 from the Parish Office in The Close.
Wednesday 8 October / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1.00pm. By Stephen Bell. Free 40 minute recital featuring a wide variety of music.
Wednesday 8 October / Sherborne Flicks: “Jimmy’s Hall” at Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road. 7:30pm. Tkts £6 from Sherborne TIC.
Thursday 9 October / Tindall Recital Series: Piano 4 Hands (on two pianos) at the Tindall Recital Hall, Sherborne School. 7:30pm. For tickets and details contact the school via: 01935 810815 firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 10 October / Woodwind Recital at Cheap St Church. 1:30pm. Free lunchtime recital by Sherborne School students.
Friday 10 October / Lyon House Concert at the Tindall Recital Hall, Sherborne School. 7:30pm. Tickets & details: 01935 810815
Saturday 11 October / Artisan Market at Memorial Hall, Digby Road. 10.00 am – 3:30pm. Artisan crafts, local produce and café.
Saturday 11 October / Chasty Cottage Antiques Fair at Digby Hall, Hound Street. 9.00 am – 4.00pm. £1 entry. Free parking.
Saturday 11 October / A Hymn to the Virgin – Siglo de Oro at Sherborne Abbey. 7.00pm. Music for Mary by Britten, Victoria, Rachmaninoff, Mundy, Guerrero and Poulenc. Tickets, £5-15, from Sherborne TIC. www.siglodeoro.co.uk
Tuesday 14 October / The Norman Conquest at The Digby Hall, Hound Street. 8.00pm. Lecture by Dr. Marc Morris. 01963 370899
Wednesday 15 October / Organ Recital at Sherborne Abbey. 1.00 pm. James Henderson. Free 40 minute recital covering a wide range of music.
Wednesday 15 – Sunday 19 October / The 3rd Sherborne Literary Festival A range of authors including Gyles Brandreth, James Wong, Lindsay Davies, Ann Widdecombe, Benedict Allen, Paul Atterbury, and more. Tickets from Sherborne TIC. www.sherbornelitfest.org.uk
Friday 17 October / Strings Recital at Cheap St Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. Free recital by the students of Sherborne School. 01935 812249 www.sherborne.org
Saturday 18 October / Voices and Viols Day – William Byrd Through His Own Eyes at the Memorial Hall, Digby Road. Tutor-led reading sessions, ensemble work, and musical training, using the original prints. 01935 509488 www.sherborneearlymusic.com
Sunday 19 October / Matins with the Sherborne Singers at Castleton Church. 11.00 am.
Wednesday 22 October / Organ Recital at Sherborne Abbey. 1.00 pm. Simon Clarkson. Free 40 minute recital covering a wide range of music.
Thursday 23 – Sunday 26 October / The SIXTH Sherborne International Film Festival at the Powell Theatre, Abbey Road. 10 international films to delight, inspire and thrill including The Lunchbox, Cinema Paradiso and In Order of Disappearance. Tickets from Sherborne TIC. www.shiff.org.uk
Friday 24 October / Lecture by Matt Dickinson at the Gryphon School. 6.00 pm: wine & canapes. Lecture: 7.00 pm. Adventure & expedition film maker on his journeys including a yacht voyage to Antarctica, the perilous rapids and the Brahmaputra River
Friday 24 – Saturday 25 October / Charter House Auction at Long Street Sale Rooms. Pictures, Prints, Books & Sporting Items.
Saturday 25 October / Antique & Fleamarket at Digby Church Hall, Digby Road. 10.00 am – 4.00 pm. 01963 250108
Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 October / Autumn Colours Weekend at Sherborne Castle. 11.00 am – 4:30 pm. £4 01935 813182
Tuesday 28 October / Artz+ Swimming, Trampolining & Tri-Golf at Oxley Sports Centre. 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm. For children with special needs & disabilities and their families. Develop skills and try something new. 01202 714700
Wednesday 29 October / Organ Recital at Sherborne Abbey. 1.00 pm. Simon Clarkson. Free 40 minute recital covering a wide range of music.
Friday 31 October / Halloween Party at The White Hart, Cheap Street /Greenhill. 7.00 pm. For more info. call: 01935 817668
For events later in the month or for following months look under the What’s On tab