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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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 A packed program of free & paid entry concerts. Emma Johnson, Tenebrae, Nicola Benedetti, Robert Sharp, the Festival Chorus +more! Tickets from Sherborne TIC. 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
Sunday 7 May /Friends of the Yeatman Hospital Car Boot Sale Terrace Playing Fields, Sherborne. Sellers from 8:15am at £5 per car. Buyers from 9am at 50p pp. We regret dogs are not allowed in car boot field, but are welcome in other areas. 07790 863518
Monday 08 May / Lunchtime Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. By Gloucestershire Police Male Voice Choir. Free of charge.
Wednesday 10 May / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital by Stephen Bell, showcasing a wide variety of music. Approx 40mins.
Wednesday 10 May / Sherborne Artslink Flick Sully (12A) Memorial Hall, Digby Rd. 7:30pm. Starring Tom Hanks. £6 from Sherborne TIC.
Thursday 11 May / Sherborne Gardeners Assoc AGM Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Plus talk: Flowers for Cutting. 01935 814193
Friday 12 May / Evening of Mediumship Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Marcus Burnett & friends. £15 from Sherborne TIC.
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
Saturday 13 May / Fleamarket Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 10am-4pm. 1000s of collectables, antiques and crafts. 01749 677049
Saturday 13 May / Plant Sale Parsons Yard, Cheap Street, Sherborne. Sherborne & District Gardeners Club. 01935 814193
Wednesday 17 May / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital by Chris Liddle, showcasing a wide variety of music. Approx 40mins.
Saturday 20 May / Bookfair Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 9:30am-4pm. New, second-hand & antiquarian books. 01803 613356
Saturday 20 May / Cambridge Renaissance Voices & Concordia: Music for Voices and Viols Sherborne Abbey. 7:30pm. English music from the 17th century, from Downland to Purcell. £13.50-£17.50 from Sherborne TIC. www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk
Wednesday 24 May / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital by James Henderson, showcasing a wide variety of music. 40mins.
Wednesday 24 May / An Overview of the Wave and Tidal Stream Energy Sectors Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Lecture by Dr Merry, Director of Focus Offshore Ltd. for Sherborne Science Café.
Saturday 27 May /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 27 May / Vintage Market Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 8:30am-3:30pm. Over 30 sellers of vintage items. 07809 387594
Saturday 27 May / Friends of the Yeatman Hospital Plant and Cake Sale Outside the main Yeatman Hospital building. 9:30am-12noon. Lots of bargains. Donations welcome from 8:15am on the day. firstname.lastname@example.org 01935 814985
Monday 29 May / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital by Peter King, showcasing a wide variety of music. Approx 40mins.
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
Monday 5 June / Canterbury Tales I The Vicar’s Tale. Celebrating Women as Priests in the Church of England. 7.30pm. Digby Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL Tickets£5.00 at the door or from the Abbey Office, 3 The Close, Sherborne. Telephone 01935 812452, office hours only.
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
Monday 19 June / Canterbury Tales II The Chaplain’s Tale. Celebrating Women as Priests in the Church of England. 7.30pm. Digby Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL Tickets£5.00 at the door or from the Abbey Office, 3 The Close, Sherborne. Telephone 01935 812452, office hours only.
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
Sunday 9 July / Car Boot Sale The Terraces, Sherborne DT9 5NS. Sellers from 8.30am, £5.00 per car. Buyers 9am to 12 noon, entrance 50p. Free Parking. Sorry, no Dogs. Friends of The Yeatman Hospital, Charity No: 1031326
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
Sunday 10 September / Car Boot Sale The Terraces, Sherborne DT9 5NS. Sellers from 8.30am, £5.00 per car. Buyers 9am to 12 noon, entrance 50p. Free Parking. Sorry, no Dogs. Friends of The Yeatman Hospital, Charity No: 1031326
Saturday 24 September / Rich’s Sponsored Bike Ride through beautiful Dorset, in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Start at 9.00am from Sherborne Rugby Club. Sherborne RFC to Dorchester and return via a few villages. Two courses for all abilities. BBQ and drinks available afterwards at the Rugby Club. For more information and sponsor forms contact Rich. Telephone 07894 123759 or for more information go to justgiving.com/fundraising/Richard-Holder
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