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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Sunday 19 March /Open Day Steam & Water Wheel Centre Oborne Road, Sherborne, DT9 3RX. 11am-4pm. See the largest waterwheel in Dorset! 01935 816324 www.sswc.co.uk
Wednesday 22 March / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital by Angus Blair, showcasing a wide variety of music. Approx 40mins.
Wednesday 22 March / Sherborne Science Café Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Modern Gliding talk by Derek Marpole, Retired Pilot.
Thursday 23 March / Lady Margret Beaufort the ‘Red Queen’ Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 8pm. Talk by Dr Mark Nicholls. £5. 01935 812233
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 25 March / Vintage Market Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 8:30am-3:30pm. 30+ sellers of vintage items. 07809 387594
Wednesday 29th March / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital by Simon Clarkson, showcasing a wide variety of music. Approx 40mins.
Thursday 30 March to Saturday 01 April / Amateur Players of Sherborne ‘Lovesong’ Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 7:30pm. The gentle tale of a couple at the outset of their marriage and at the end, blending past and present, memory and glimpses of their younger selves. Tickets: £8, £5 Student, from Marsh’s 59 Cheap St, & Winstones Bookshop, Cheap St, Sherborne. 01963 251833
Saturday 1 April / Dance featuring Van Rouge. Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. (pm to 11pm. BYO refreshments. Tickets £8 each or £15 for two, available from TIC Digby Road, Sherborne, 01935 815341 and also from Ken Loder at the Abbey Shop, Abbey Close, Sherborne 01935 813967.
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
Friday 07 April / Sherborne Steam & Waterwheel Centre Open Day Oborne Road, Sherborne, DT9 3RX. 11am-4pm. www.sswc.co.uk
Saturday 08 April / Chasty Cottage Antiques Fair Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. Up to 35 stands, homemade food and refreshments available. Entrance £1, opening 8:30am (trade) 9:30am (public) to 4pm. 01963 370986
Saturday 08 April / Spring Craft Fair Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 10am-4pm. Free entry. 01749 677049 westcountrycraftfairs.co.uk
Wednesday 12 April /Sherborne Flicks: A United Kingdom Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. In the 1940s, Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana shocks the world when he marries a white woman. £6 from Sherborne TIC. NEW: Pre-film Supper, £12!
Saturday 15 April / PBFA Book Fair Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. DT9 3NL. 10am-4pm. Entry £1.
Monday 17 April / Walking in Walter’s Sherborne Join Blue Badge Guide Cindy for a gentle stroll to Castletown and back. Walk starts from Sherborne Abbey Porch and lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Cost : £5.00 per person 01935 815341
Wednesday 19 April / ‘Birds in a Cage’ Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. Speaker – author, journalist Derek Niemann. 01963 23355
Thursday 20 to Friday 21 April / Auction of Pictures, Books, Sporting items, Antiques & Interiors Charterhouse, Long St, Sherborne. 01935 812277
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
Saturday 22 April / Vintage Market Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 8:30am-3:30pm. Over 30 sellers of vintage. 07809 387594
Wednesday 26 April / Sherborne Science Café: Evidence-Based Medicine and Why Placebos Work Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Talk by Dr Jeremy Howick, Senior Researcher, Nuffield Dept of Primary Care Health Services, Oxford University.
Friday 28 April to Tuesday 2 May / Sherborne Abbey Festival
Saturday 29 April / 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 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