Sherborne is definitely a town best explored on foot. This illustrated map shows where some of the attractions are to be found.Follow me!
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Friday 20 January / Brass Recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. Free recital by the talented students of Sherborne School.
Friday 20 January / Charter House Auction Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne. A unique collection of early C20th motorcycling achievements won by and awarded to Mr H H Breach on Norton motorcycles. 01935 812277 www.charterhouse-auction.com
Saturday 21 January / Chasty Cottage Antiques Fair Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. Up to 35 stands, 9:30am – 4pm. Entry £1. 01963 370986
Wednesday 25 January / Organ Recital by Paul Ellis and Gawain Glenton. Series of weekly organ recitals, given every Wednesday at 1pm for about 40 minutes. This week’s recital includes music for cornetto and organ, with acclaimed cornettist Gawain Glenton. Free entry, with retiring collection
Friday 27 January / Pianists’ Recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. Free recital by the talented students of Sherborne School.
Saturday 28 January / Vintage Market Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 8:30am-3:30pm. 30+ sellers of vintage. 07809 387594
Saturday 28 January / Jack and the Beanstalk Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 11:30am. Touring professional pantomime. £8. 01935 360898
Monday 30 January / Jazz A Cheap Street Church event in aid of the Mandalay School for the Deaf. Cheap street Church, Sherborne 7.30pm. Tickets £10 available from Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Wednesday 01 February / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital by Paul Cheater, showcasing a wide variety of music. Approx 40mins.
Wednesday 1 February / Spirit of the Andes Roadshow Alpaca knitwear, pima cotton and accessories will be available to buy at The Eastbury Hotel in Long Street from 11am to 4pm.
Wednesday 01 February / Insight Lecture Rock of Ages Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Talk by Revd Richard Coles who trained as a classical musician but soon found himself playing keyboards with Jimmy Somerville as half of the pop duo The Communards. How did he end up as the Vicar of St Mary’s Finedon? Come and find out!. £5 from the Parish Office.
Friday 03 February / Snowdrop Memorial Service Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 11am. An opportunity to remember loved ones. All welcome. Please contact if you would like a loved on added to the Book of Remembrance. 01305 215357
Friday 3 February / Singers’ Recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. Lunchtime recital by the talented students of Sherborne School. Free admission – All are welcome
Sunday 05, 19, 26 February / The Man Who Was Born To Be King Cheap Street Church Hall, Sherborne. 7:45pm. A Play-Cycle on the Life of Jesus Christ, written for broadcast by Dorothy L. Sayers. 01935 818427 / 01935 817284
Wednesday 08 February / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free, 40mins recital by James Henderson, showcasing a wide variety of music.
Wednesday 08 February / Sherborne Flicks: The Eagle Huntress Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 7:30pm. Documentary following Aisholpan as she trains to be the first female in 12 generations to be an eagle hunter in Mongolia. £6 from Sherborne TIC.
Thursday 09 February / Up the Garden Path Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Talk by George Tatham on the Development of Horticulture and Nurseries in and around the Sherborne Area. £5 (students £2). Tea and cake provided. 01935 812252
Thursday 09 February / Sherborne & District Gardeners’ Association Talk Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. 2:30pm. Annette Beardsley, Floral Photographer discusses the Land of Fire, Ice and Plants. 01935 813679
Thursday 09 February / Ernest Belvin: from Devon farm boy to Foreign Secretary Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. 8pm. Talk by Prof. Andrew Thorpe for Sherborne Historical Society. £5. 01935 812233. More information from www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk
Friday 10 February / Choral and Organ Scholars Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. Lunchtime recital by the talented students of Sherborne School. Free admission – All are welcome
Friday 10 February / Rotary Charity Quiz Night at the Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 7.00pm start. Tickets £8.50 to include a glass of wine and light refreshments. See poster for ticket availability.
Saturday 11 February / Chasty Cottage Antiques Fair Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. Up to 35 stands, homemade food and refreshments available at coffee shop within the fair. Entrance £1, opening 8:30am (trade) 9:30am (public) to 4pm. 01963 370986
Saturday 11 February / A Georgian Choral Extravaganza Cheap St. Church, Sherborne. Sing with Spectra Musica! Registration 9:30am. £16.
Sunday 12 February / Walking With Walter Abbey Porch, Sherborne. 2pm. Join Blue Badge Guide Cindy for a stroll in Raleigh’s historic footsteps from the Abbey to Castleton. Whatever the weather, no need to book, just turn up.£5. www.sherbornewalks.co.uk
Monday 13 February / With the Sound of Singing Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 2pm-3pm. U3A Choirs in concert with a medley of songs from the sixteenth century to the present day. Free entry. Collection in aid of Tinney’s Lane Youth Centre.
Monday 13 February / Teddy Bears’ Picnic Sherborne Museum, Church Lane, Sherborne. 11am to 1pm. Family friendly gathering and hunt for the teddies hidden in the Museum. There are other fun games to play, as well as access to our lovely nursery rhymes box and you can bring your own favourite teddy and a snack. Suitable for babies and toddlers, but older children and adults might like to join in or browse the collections – a variety of quizzes and trails are on hand to amuse all ages. Baby changer available and some room to park buggies. Free entry, donations welcome.
Wednesday 15 February / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital by Paul Ellis, showcasing a wide variety of music. Approx 40mins.
Wednesday 15 February / W.I. Meeting Catholic Church Hall, Westbury, Sherborne. 2:30pm, A talk about Sherborne Douzelage presented by KevinWaterfall. New members and visitors always welcome at a cost of £3, to include refreshments.
Saturday 18 February / Curious and Surprising Dorset Somerset & Dorset Family History Society, The Parade, Sherborne. 2pm-4:30pm. Roger Guttridge will share some of the stories from across the county that have captured his imagination over the years. SDFHS Members: £8. Non-members: £10, inc. refreshments. Pre book: 01935 389611 www.sdfhs.org/events/sdfhs-events/
Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 February / Model Railway Exhibition 2017 Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 10am-4pm. 07850 474085 email@example.com
Wednesday 22 February / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital by Stephen Bell, showcasing a wide variety of music. Approx 40mins.
Thursday 23 February / Russian Apocalypse: the tragedy of the last Romanovs Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 8pm. Talk. £5. 01935 812233
Friday 24 February / Woodwind Recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. Lunchtime recital by the talented students of Sherborne School. Free admission – All are welcome
Saturday 25 February / Vintage Market Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 8:30am-3:30pm. 30+ sellers of vintage. 07809 387594
Saturday 25 February / Chasty Cottage Antiques Fair Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. Up to 35 stands, homemade food and refreshments available at coffee shop within the fair. Entrance £1, opening 8:30am (trade) 9:30am (public) to 4pm. 01963 370986
Friday 3 March / Jazz Band Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. Lunchtime recital by the talented students of Sherborne School. Free admission – All are welcome
Friday 10 March / Strings Recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. Lunchtime recital by the talented students of Sherborne School. Free admission – All are welcome
Friday 17 March / A Level Recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. Lunchtime recital by the talented students of Sherborne School. Free admission – All are welcome
Friday 24 March / Wind Band Concert Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:30pm. Lunchtime recital by the talented students of Sherborne School. Free admission – All are welcome
Saturday 1 to Sunday 2 April / Spring Bulbs and Daffodils Weekend at Sherborne New Castle. Explore acres of impressive gardens beside the lake and witness the spectacular spring colours all around you. The tea rooms are open for drinks and a light lunch or cream tea and our gift shop is open for a souvenir of your visit. Opening Times: Gardens from 10am, Tearoom from 10.300am and Castle and Gift Shop from 11am. Last admission at 4.30pm. Closes at 5pm. Admissions prices and further information here
Saturday 22 April / Old Time Music Hall a Jan Hunt production in aid of Sherborne ArtsLink & WDDC Chairman’s Charities. Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 7.00pm. Raffle and Bar. Tickets £12.00 from Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Friday 28 April to Tuesday 2 May / Sherborne Abbey Festival
Saturday 13 to Sunday 14 May / Healing and Spirit Fayre in the new Digby Hall on 13th and 14th May 2017. An exciting extravaganza of Aromatherapy, Reiki, Reflexology, Shamanic Healing, Tarot. Internationally renowned mediums Marcus Burnett and Sue Hudd. Stalls aplenty with crystals, salt lamps, woodcraft, handmade soaps, incense and lots more.Talks and demonstrations throughout the day. Light refreshment available. All welcome. 11am to 5.00pm. More information : Evie Fay, telephone 07855 175357
Monday 29 May / Sherborne Castle County Fair Sherborne Castle Country Fair is a one-day rural event held in the grounds of Sherborne Castle. This family day-out is held to raise funds for local children’s charities and youth organisations. It is a traditional country fair with displays and attractions, trade and craft stands and a rare and native breed animal show. Tickets on the day cost: adult £12.00, children (5-16) £4.00, family* £29.00. Under 5’s free. *Admits 2 adults and 3 fee-paying children.
Save 15% when you purchase your tickets in advance: telephone 01749 813899.
Car parking is free. Dogs are welcome, on a short lead. Alternatively, click here to go to our internet-based link to buy your tickets. Find out more by visiting the website
Saturday 17 June / Party in the Park
Sunday 18 June / Race For Life at Sherborne New Castle. Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a series of women-only events raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer. Start Time: 10.00am. Distance : 5km. Adult entry (Women aged 16+): £14.99 Child entry (Girls aged 6-15 & boys aged 12 or under): £10.00 Under 6 entry (Girls and boys): free and no registration needed. Enter: by telephone 0300 123 0770. Website : raceforlife.org
Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June / Jousting Tournament. The Knights of Royal England at Sherborne New Castle. The Knights of Royal England are well known for presenting our most popular jousting tournament which recreates a late 13th century joust. The real Mediaeval Tourney in this period may have lasted 3-4 days. In the timescales afforded to us when we recreate this spectacle for you, we are able to pick out the highlights, the action bits, the crashes, the spectacle of the wonderful horses striking out at full gallop and the excitement and the drama without losing any of the pomp and pagaentry. During each day of our Tourney we condense all this into two action packed 45 minute tournaments. Fantastic fun and enjoyment for all the family. Opening Time: 10am – 4pm. Tournament times: 12.30pm and 3pm PRICES :In advance: Adult £9 • Children (5-15 years) £4.50 • under 5 years Free • Family: £22.50 On the day: Adult £10 • Children (5-15 years) £5 • under 5 years Free • Family Tickets: £25 * Admits two adults and two fee-paying children. Website : www.knightsroyal.co.uk
Sunday 2 July / Paws in the Park
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July / Sherborne Castle Classic and Supercars Vintage & classic car displays, classic car run, trade & craft stands, autojumble, children’s entertainments. Rolls Royce Special Feature sponsored by Rybrook Rolls Royce. Supercars including McLaren, Lamborgihini, Aston Martin, Ferrari and PorscheVintage, Classic and Sports Cars – over 1000 on display Opening Time: 10am PRICES :On the day Entry: £12.00 per adult with no charge for accompanied children under 16yrs. Tickets are available at the Show field entrances, no advanced sales or concessions. Website : classicatthecastle.co.uk
Sunday 30 July to Sunday 13 August / Sherborne Summer School of Music Sherborne Summer School of Music hosts 18 courses in all musical disciplins all taught by eminent international performers and teachers. There are two Orchestras (symphony and chamber), four Choirs (large chorus, chamber choir, close harmony choir and a no sheet music choir), Masterclasses in Piano, Piano Accompaniment and Singing (2), Jazz Course, Composition, four Conducting Courses (two orchestral, choral conducting and wind conducting), Mixed Chamber Music and Wind Ensemble. Running concurrently with the summer school are circa 30 concerts in our concertfest series. Full details about Concertfest will be published in late June 2017. Venues : Sherborne School, Cheap Street, Sherborne Abbey. Contact Sherborne Summer School of Music and Concertfest
Telephone: 01342 893963
Monday 31st July to Saturday 12 August / Concertfest Concertfest, now in it’s 15th season is a series of concerts that run concurrently with the summer music school, Sherborne Summer School of Music held at Sherborne School. There will be circa thirty concerts in all disciplins given by professional and student performers. These will take place from the end of July to mid August in Sherborne at venues including Cheap Street Church, Sherborne Abbey and Sherborne School. A full programme will be published toward the end of June 2017 and will be initially viewable on the Sherborne Summer School web site: www.sherbornemusicsummerschool.co.uk A printed programme will be available in mid July. Contact: Concertfest Telephone: 01342 893963
Monday 16 October / Pack Monday Fair read about this annual event here
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.
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
Sunday 3 December / Sherborne Festive Shopping Day details for 2017 to be announced but read about the 2016 event here