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 19 February / Diana Ruth, Lady of the Palms and Paddy Fields, Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 8pm. Lecture by Elisabeth Bletsoe on the Sherborne Watercolourist in the early 20th Century who made remarkable botanical drawings in India as a pioneer scientist and conservationist.. £5 (non-members). 01963 370899 www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk
Thursday 19 – Friday 20 February / Charter House Auction Long Street Sale Rooms, Sherborne. Silver, Jewellery, Watches, Wine, Antiques and Interiors. More information via: 01935 812277 www.charterhouse-auction.com
Friday 20 February / Farmers’ Market, Cheap Street. 9am – 1pm.
Saturday 21 February / Antique & Fleamarket Digby Church Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 10am-4pm. Monthly Antique & Fleamarket. 01963 250108 or 01935 472998 www.sherbornevintageantiquesmarket.co.uk
Sunday 22 February / Jazz Brunch Eastbury Hotel, Long St. Sherborne. 12noon-2pm. Live Jazz with Julie Dunn, 2 course meal & wine or 3 courses without. £23. Book via: 01935 813131
Wednesday 25 February / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free lunchtime recital by Paul Ellis, showcasing a wide variety of music.
Friday 27 February / Jazz Band Concert Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. Free recital by the talented students of Sherborne School.
Tuesday 03 March / Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Digby Memorial Hall, Sherborne. 10:30am-12:30pm. An 8 week course by Wessex Mindfulness Training. 01258 456278 www.wessexmindfulnesstraining.co.uk
Wednesday 04 March / The Life and Art of Marianne North; Victorian Botanical Artist and Traveller Digby Hall, Hound Street. Dr Twigs Way MA PhD describes how Marianne North led an unconventional life capturing the essence of rare plants, many of which were named after her. This talk will explore her life and social context. http://sherborne-dfas.org.uk
Thursday 05 March / Tindall Recital Series: Bartholomew LaFollette & Caroline Palmer Tindall Recital Hall, Sherborne School. 7:30pm. For further details contact the school via: 01935 810518 email@example.com
Thursday 05 March / Ramsey Macdonald: Traitor or Hero? The Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 8pm. Lecture by Prof A. Thorpe on ‘Ramsay Mac’ who led Labour into its first Governments (1924 &1929-31) but also to the disastrous 1931 split. 01963 370899
Friday 06 March / Strings’ Recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. Free recital by the talented students of Sherborne School.
Friday 06 March / Sunset Café Stompers Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Jazz, special guest Joy Parker. £10. 01935 815565
Saturday 07 March / Chasty Cottage Antiques Fair Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 9am-4pm. £1 entry. For more info: 01963 370986
Saturday 07 March / Tom Clements WhiteHart, Sherborne. 9pm. Tom is returning for a solo gig, call for more info: 01935 817668
Wednesday 11 March / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free lunchtime recital by Peter Bray, showcasing a wide variety of music.
Wednesday 11 March / Sherborne Flicks ‘Mr Turner’ (12A) Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. £6 from Sherborne TIC.
Friday 13 March / A Level Recitals Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. Free recital by the talented students of Sherborne School.
Saturday 14 March / Fleamarket Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 10am-4pm. 1000s of antiques, crafts and collectables. 01749 677049
Saturday 14 March / Blackmore Vale & Yeovil Association AGM The Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 2:30pm. All welcome. 01747 838810
Saturday 14 March / JS Bach: St Matthew Passion Sherborne Abbey. 7:30pm. Performed in its entireity in German. £20-£5 from Sherborne TIC.
Sunday 15 March / Sherborne Sports Centre 10k Run Sherborne Sports Centre, Abbey Rd, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3AP. Registration 8am, run at 9am. £10 entry. Register now on site or via firstname.lastname@example.org 01935 810548 www.sherbornesports.co.uk/10k
Sunday 15 March / Wessex Strings Charity Concert Cheap St Church, Sherborne. 3pm. In aid of the Friends of the Yeatman Hospital. £10.
Wednesday 18 March / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free lunchtime recital by Chris Liddle, showcasing a wide variety of music.
Wednesday 18 March / Sherborne WI The Catholic Church Hall, Westbury, Sherborne. 2:30pm, Mike Hatch will give a talk about – “Friends of the Yeatman”. New members and visitors always welcome at a cost of £3, to include refreshments.
Thursday 19 March / Sir Walter Raleigh The Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 8pm. Dr. Mark Nicholls puts the famous Elizabethan (and resident of Sherborne) under the spotlight of modern research. 01963 370899 www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk
Thursday 19 – Friday 20 March / Charter House Auction Long Street Sale Rooms, Sherborne. Coins, Stamps, Militaria, Collectors’ Items. 01935 812277
Friday 20 March / Wind Band concert The Big School Room, Sherborne School. 1:30pm. Free concert by Sherborne’s talented students.
Friday 20 March / Father-in-law: Son-in-law Sherborne School for Girls. 7:30pm. An illustrated lecture on Sir James Thornhill & William Hogarth. £10 (inc. wine & refreshments), from Winstone’s Bookshop, Sherborne. 01935 816128
Saturday 21 March / Antique & Fleamarket Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 10am-4pm. Monthly Antique & Fleamarket. 01963 250108
Wednesday 25 March / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free lunchtime recital by Paul Ellis, showcasing a wide variety of music.
Saturday 28 – Sunday 29 March / Spring Bulbs & Daffodils Weekend Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 5NR. 11am – 4:30pm. Reduced admission to only £4 per adult for entry, U16s free. Explore the magnificent gardens and grounds surrounding the 50-acre lake before taking lunch or afternoon tea in the tea rooms. Please note the castle is closed this weekend.