Sherborne is definitely a town best explored on foot. This illustrated map shows where some of the attractions to be found.
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Tuesday 24 November / Sherborne Historical Society Social Realism in Victorian Painting by Julian Halsby. Digby Hall, Hound St. Sherborne. 8pm. email@example.com or telephone 01963 370899
Wednesday 25 November / Shake, Wobble and Roll: Resonating with Digital Bits Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 7:30pm. A Science Café talk by Dr Peter Bennett, Faculty of Engineering, Bristol University. https://sites.google.com/site/sherbornesciencecafe/
Friday 27 November to Wednesday 23 December / Christmas Exhibition New work by 15 selected artists. Open daily 9.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Saturday. Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne. Contact; Mark Jerram, 01935 815261
Friday 27 November / Chamber Orchestra & Ensembles Tindall Recital Hall, Sherborne School, Sherborne. 1:15pm. Free performance by the talented students of Sherborne School, with mince pies and mulled wine.
Friday 27 November / The New Cold War in Europe A talk by Edward Lucas for Sherborne Douzelage. Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 7.00 for 7.30pm.
Friday 27 November / Poetry Plus Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7pm. Features readings. 07712 590897 firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 27 November / S.U.N. Sherborne Ukulele Noodle Ukulele ensemble playing instrumental arrangements led by Samantha Muir. Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road 7pm to 9pm. For information contact : 01935 812325
Saturday 28 November / Vintage Flea Market Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 9am-4pm. Every 4th Saturday of the month. 01935 817492
Wednesday 2 December to Saturday 5 December / Sweeney Todd Joint Schools Production. For more information and tickets telephone Sherborne School : 01935 8122249
Friday 4 December / S.U.N. Sherborne Ukulele Noodle Ukulele ensemble playing instrumental arrangements led by Samantha Muir. Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road 7pm to 9pm. For information contact : 01935 812325
Saturday 5 to Saturday 13 December / Christmas Tree festival Cheap Street Church, Cheap Street, Sherborne. Free
Saturday 5 December / Baroque Christmas Sherborne Chamber Choir. Praetorious Christmas Mass. Schütz Christmas Story. With Ensemble Intrepidi and the Altenburg Ensemble. Sherborne Abbey, 7.30pm. Tickets available from 19 October from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
Saturday 5 December / CRAFTS FOR CHRISTMAS The 12th Annual Sherborne Christmas Craft Fair. The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. More information from www.westcountrycraftfairs.co.uk
Sunday 6 December / Sherborne Festive Shopping Day Street performers including Strawberry Jam the clown, Jack Frost the stilt walker. Santa in his Grottooutside Waitrose, choirs, bands and artisan market, and lighting the Christmas tree. Sherborne Abbey will host “Shoppers Carols” in the afternoon followed by a Christingle Service at 5.00pm. Sherborne Museum will be open. Christmas Tree lighting around 4.15pm near The Conduit, where choirs will sing and hundreds of lights will be illuminated by Elsa from ‘Frozen’.
Sunday 6 December / Dorset Farmer’s Market Cheap Street, 10am – 4pm
Sunday 6 December / Artisan Market Digby Hall, Hound Street. Independent stalls offer seasonal gift ideas. 10am -4pm
Sunday 6 December / Children’s Festive Craft Workshop Loads of fun for the little ones! organised by Artslink in association with TakepArt, at the Rendezvous Centre 12.00 – 3pm
Sunday 6 December / Festive Treasure Trail around the Trendle Street and Digby Road side of town. Just visit Riley’s Bike Shop in Trendle Yard (or any of the participating shops) to get started; then solve clues, discover hidden gems and learn more about the town. Every shop on the trail will tempt with special offers and you can collect a refreshment reward at the end!
Sunday 6 December / Blue Badge Guided Walk Enjoy a gentle stroll around Historic Sherborne and learn more of its ancient past with Blue Badge Guide Cindy. The walk starts at 2pm from the Tourist Information Centre and ends at 3pm at Vida Comida in Swan Yard for mulled wine and Tarta de Santiago. Walk £5, optional wine & cake £3. Telephone 01935 815341 for more information.
Wednesday 9 December / Sherborne Flicks Mr Holmes. Starring Ian McKellen. PG, 104 minutes, MYSTERY. Tickets £6 in advance from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341, or on the door if not sold out.
Friday 11 December / An Evening with Jo Burt – plus support Digby Hall, Sherborne, 7.00pm to 11.00pm (last entry 10.00pm). Jo Burt brings his full band to rock the Westcountry at this, his birthday gig! Tickets £10.00 Click here to purchase advance tickets now from Skiddle.
Saturday 12 December / Sherborne Town Band Singalong outside Barclays Bank 11am to 1pm. Join in the fun! Free
Monday 14 December /Sherborne Christmas This concert is Sherborne Abbey’s Gift to the Town. Free: 7.30pm
Saturday 19 December / Christmas carols & Sherborne stories Enjoy a gentle stroll around Historic Sherborne and learn more of its ancient past with Blue Badge Guide Cindy. The walk starts at 12.00 noon from Sherborne Abbey porch and ends at Vida Comida in Swan Yard for mulled wine and Tarta de Santiago. Walk £5, optional wine & cake £3. Telephone 01935 815341 for more information.
Sunday 20 December / Carol Service Sherborne Abbey, 3.00pm
Monday 21 December and Tuesday 22 December / Aladdin Sherborne Amateur Pantomime Society The performance on Monday will be at 6.30pm. There will be two performances on Tuesday, at 2.30pm and at 6.30pm. Digby Hall. Tickets from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre.
Sunday 27 December / Cinderella Pantomime Packed full of comedy routines, this pantomime is not to be missed, it will have you laughing out loud, singing along and maybe even some dancing! A family fun, traditional pantomime written by Ben Langley, with a superb cast, stunning choreography, “feel good” music and more. 2.00pm. The Digby Hall, Sherborne.There is an Early Bird booking rate of 10% OFF, if you book before 31st September 2015. Contact: Reamba Pantomimes, Telephone: 01935 360898