Sherborne is definitely a town that should be explored by foot. This illustrated map shows where the main attractions are.
What's Coming Up
Saturday 21 March / Antique & Fleamarket Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 10am-4pm. Monthly Antique & Fleamarket. 01963 250108
Sunday 22 March / Open Day at Sherborne Steam & Waterwheel Centre, Oborne Road – 11.00am to 4.00pm Admission £5 Couple £7 Children Free.
Wednesday 25 March / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free lunchtime recital by Paul Ellis, showcasing a wide variety of music.
Friday 27 March / S.U.N. Sherborne Ukulele Noodle / Digby Memorial Hall, Sherborne. 7.00pm – 9.00pm. Weekly in term time. Instrumental ukulele group for all ages and standards. Some knowledge of reading tab preferable. £6 per session. Contact: Samantha Muir: 01935 812325. www.SamanthaMuir.com
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.
Saturday 28 – Sunday 5 April / Fake or Fortune? Hidden Treasures (and others) from Sherborne Collections Oliver Holt Gallery, (off Abbey Road, behind the Abbey), Sherborne School. 10am-4pm daily. See works of art from local private collections. Free.
Sunday 29 March / Big Little Market Hound Street, Sherborne 11.00am to 4.00pm. A celebration of independent food and craft artisans from across the Southwest.
Wednesday 1 April / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Showcasing a wide variety of music, for 40mins. Free entry, with retiring collection.
Wednesday 1 April / Bob Chilcott St John Passion Sherborne Abbey. 7:30pm. Performed by Sherborne Chamber Choir, conductor Paul Ellis, Organist Simon Clarkson. Performed as part of Holy Week worship in the Abbey, this twenty-first century setting of the Passion according to St John was written for Wells Cathedral in 2013. 1 hour, including congregational hymns. Free.
Wednesday 1 April / Thomas Heatherwick – ‘the Leonardo da Vinci of our times’ according to Sir Terence Conran Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 8pm. Mrs Anthea Streeter MEd describes one of the most creative and original British designers, known for his 2012 Olympic flaming cauldron and the new Routemaster bus. http://sherborne-dfas.org.uk
Thursday 2 April / Finds Day Sherborne Museum, Church Lane, Sherborne. Our finds liaison officer, Ciorstaidh Trevarthen, will be on hand to identify those fascinating “things” you’ve found while out walking or rootling around in your loft. Free admission
Friday 3 April / S.U.N. Sherborne Ukulele Noodle / Digby Memorial Hall, Sherborne. 7.00pm – 9.00pm. Weekly in term time. Instrumental ukulele group for all ages and standards. Some knowledge of reading tab preferable. £6 per session. Contact: Samantha Muir: 01935 812325. www.SamanthaMuir.com
Monday 6 April / Bank Holiday Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. Fellow of the Royal College of Organists prize winner Ben Comeau gives our spring Bank Holiday organ recital, lasting about an hour. Free entry, with retiring collection.
Wednesday 8 April / Sherborne Flicks ‘Immitation Game’ Digby Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Alan Turing biopic. £6 @ Sherborne TIC.
Friday 10 to Wednesday 29 April / Exhibition of New Work by Charles Jamieson, Elsa Taylor & Vivienne Williams The Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne. Open daily 9:30am-5pm Monday – Saturday. www.jerramgallery.com
Saturday 11 April / RSPCA Spring Fair Senior Lunch Club, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 10am-noon. Free entry.
Saturday 11 April / Sherborne Spring Craft Fair Memorial Hall, Sherborne. 10am-4pm. Annual craft fair. Free admission. 01749 677049
Saturday 11 April / Billy Yank or Johnny Reb Somerset & Dorset Family History Society, Parade, Sherborne. 2pm. Robin Ansell and others will review the American Civil War with special reference to participants from Somerset & Dorset. To Book: 01935 389611
Sunday 12 April /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 15 April / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Showcasing a wide variety of music, for 40mins. Free entry, with retiring collection.
Wednesday 15 April / WI Meeting Cathlic Church Hall, Westbury, Sherborne. 2:30pm. A quiz afternoon followed by the annual general meeting. New members and visitors always welcome at a cost of £3 to include refreshments.
Wednesday 15 April / Basic Family History Somerset & Dorset Family History Society, Parade, Sherborne. 7pm. Five week evening course with Ted Udall. £35 for five session including handouts. (Continues on 22,29 April & 6,13 May. To Book: 01935 389611
Sunday 19 April / Waterwheel Open Day Sherborne Steam & Waterwheel Centre, Sherborne. 11am-4pm. See an extensive collection of Victorian engineering featuring the massive 26ft diameter waterwheel built in 1869. Adults £5, Family £7, Children FREE. (Members of English Heritage £3.) 01963 250206 / 01935 389535 www.castletonwaterwheelmuseum.org.uk
Thursday 23 – Saturday 25 April / Amateur Players of Sherborne present Tonight at 8:30 The Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. 7:30pm. Featuring three plays from Noel Coward’s ten one-act play cycle titled ‘Tonight at 8:30′ including Hands Across the Sea, In Still Life and Red Peppers. Tickets £8, students £5, group bookings 10+ £7.50 will be available from Marsh’s, Cheap Street, Sherborne and The Abbey Shop, Abbey Close, Sherborne. 01963 210462 www.aps-sherborne.co.uk
Thursday 23 April / World Book Night Library, Hound St, Sherborne. Join this social event with Sherborne Literary Society. 07712 59897
Friday 24 April / Auction of Pictures, Books, Antiques, Interiors & Sporting Items Charterhouse, Long St, Sherborne. 01935 812277
Friday 24 April / S.U.N. Sherborne Ukulele Noodle / Digby Memorial Hall, Sherborne. 7.00pm – 9.00pm. Weekly in term time. Instrumental ukulele group for all ages and standards. Some knowledge of reading tab preferable. £6 per session. Contact: Samantha Muir: 01935 812325. www.SamanthaMuir.com
Sunday 26 April / The Sherborne Big Little Market Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 11am-4pm. A monthly market celebrating the finest Dorset has to offer – from food to artisan craft and entertainment. www.arkadiaevents.co.uk
Wednesday 29 April / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Showcasing a wide variety of music, for 40mins. Free entry, with retiring collection.
Thursday 30 April / Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Digby Memorial Hall, Sherborne. 6:30pm-8:30pm. An 8 week course by Wessex Mindfulness Training. 01258 456278 www.wessexmindfulnesstraining.co.uk