May 2019

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Saturday 20 April / Chasty Cottage Antique Fair Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 9.30-4pm (8.30am trade) Antiques fair with chosen dealers, food and refreshments available at coffee shop within the fair. Up to 35 stands. £1 01963 370986  

Saturday 20 April / Oxfam Coffee Morning Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 10.30am – 12.30pm Monthly Coffee Morning to raise money for Oxfam  

Saturday 20 April / Book Fair Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL. 10am-4pm Second-hand & antiquarian books for sale. £1. 01935 850210. www.pbfa.org

Monday 22 April / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 1pm Organ recital by Timothy Uglow featuring a variety of music. Retiring collection. 

Saturday 27 April / Artslink talk: Stain Glass Revealed Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 2.30-4.30pm An interactive, illustrated talk with samples by Kate Doig. Includes tea, biscuits & Q&As throughout. £8 from Sherborne TIC 01935 815341

Wednesday 01 May / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 1pm 40 minute organ recital by James Henderson featuring a variety of music. Retiring collection.  

Wednesday 01 May / Arts Society Sherborne lecture: ‘Not Just a Pile of Old Stones: Contemporary Art & the English Stately Home’ Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. 2.15 for 3.00pm & 6.15 for 7.00pm Talk by Anna Moszynska. Member’s guest  £7  https://theartssociety.org/sherborne 

Thursday 02 May / Talk & Signing with Claire Fuller Winstones Bookshop, Cheap Street, Sherborne DT9 3PX 6.30 for 7pm Paperback launch of Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller. Wine & nibbles. £2 from Winstones. 01935 816128 

Saturday 04 May / Sherborne May Day Craft Fair Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 10am-4pm Antiques, crafts & collectors market, up to 35 stalls. Free. West Country Fairs 01749 677049 

 Saturday 4 May / Families divided by war: the strange fate of Channel Islanders in World War Two (SDFHS talk). Paul Radford tells the little known story of the civilian evacuation of the Channel Islands in 1940 and the disruptive five-year occupation that followed. Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne DT9 3NL, 2.30pm. £5 (SDFHS members: £3).

Saturday 04 May / Tenebrae: England’s Finest Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 7pm Part of Sherborne Abbey Festival. £25/£20/ £12 from Sherborne TIC  www.sherborneabbeyfestival.org 

Sunday 5 May / Friends of the Yeatman Hospital Car Boot Sale The Terrace, Sherborne DT9 5NS. Sellers: £5.00  from 8am. Buyers: 50p 9am-12noon.  Free Parking. No dogs. Contact : elizabethturnbull70@btinternet.com or 07790 863518

Sunday 05 May / Claire Martin OBE & Ray Gelato: Let There Be Love Big School Room, Sherborne School DT9 3AP 7.45pm Songs for the Great American Songbook. Part of Sherborne Abbey Festival. Licensed bar. £18+ from Sherborne TIC  www.sherborneabbeyfestival.org 

Monday 06 May /  Sherborne Festival Chorus: Elijah Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 7.30pm Festival Choir & period orchestra performance. Part of Sherborne Abbey Festival. £30, £20, £12 from Sherborne TIC  www.sherborneabbeyfestival.org 

Monday 06 May / Festival Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 10am organ recital by James O’Donnell featuring a variety of music. Part of Sherborne Abbey Festival £12 Sherborne TIC  www.sherborneabbeyfestival.org 

Tuesday 07 May / Alexander Armstrong Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 7.30pm A variety of songs performed by Alexander Armstrong. Part of Sherborne Abbey Festival. £45, £35, £15 from Sherborne TIC  www.sherborneabbeyfestival.org  

Wednesday 08 May / Sherborne Artslink Flicks Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 7 for 7.30pm Film‘Green Book’ (12A). £6 Sherborne TIC. Pre-film Supper £12 in the Raleigh Hall (pre-book). 01935 815341 www.sherborneartslink.org.uk 

Thursday 09 May / TEDx Sherborne Sherborne Girls Arts Centre, Sherborne DT9 3QN SOLD OUT 9am-5pm ‘Fit for the Future’ series of short talks through the day. Live webstream at:  https://tedxsherborne.com/ 

Thursday 09 May / Sherborne & District Gardeners’ Association AGM Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 7.30pm AGM plus Brigit Strawbridge: Bumble Bees  

Friday 10 May / Lunchtime Recital Cheap Street Church, Cheap Street, Sherborne, DT9 3BJ 1.45-2.20pm Recital by Sherborne School pianists  

Saturday 11 May / Artslink talk: ‘A Blank Canvas’ Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 2.30-4.30pm A talk with demonstration by Diane Summer. Includes tea, biscuits & Q&As throughout. £8 from Sherborne TIC 01935 815341 

Saturday 11 May / Fosters & Lord Digby Schools Founders Day Service Castleton Church, Sherborne DT9 3SA 11.30am service. Buffet lunch afterwards in the Digby Memorial Church Hall, Digby Road, DT9 3NL £15pp to be confirmed.  philipolbear@aol.com  valeralph@yahoo.co.uk  

Saturday 11 May / Sherborne & District Gardeners’ Association Plant Sale Parsons Yard, Cheap Street, Sherborne DT9 3PU 10am Plant Sale  

Sunday 12 May / Sherborne 5km Run From the Terraces, Sherborne DT9 5NS. 8am registration, 8.25am warm-up, 8.30am 5km run organised by CommuniFit.  www.communifit.co.uk  www.facebook.com/sherborne5km/ 

Sunday 12 May / Sherborne Steam and Water Wheel Centre Open Day Come along and see the new waterwheel and the Hindley steam engines under steam on open days. 11.30am to 3.30pm. Oborne Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3RX.  Limited parking on site, additional parking available nearby on Oborne Road.

Sunday 12 May / Sherborne Community Orchestra Concert Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 7pm A varied programme of orchestral music. Conductors: Ian Pillow & Nicholas Bathurst

Wednesday 15 May /Sherborne WI talk Catholic Church Hall, Westbury, Sherborne DT9 3EL 2.30pm Talk by Francis Watson: Collecting Mother of Pearl. New members & guests welcome (£4). 

Wednesday 15 May / Sherborne Group Dorset Wildlife Trust A talk on Birds of Prey. A selection of birds will be brought to this event and there will be a flying display. 7.30pm Digby Memorial Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. Cost £2.50

Wednesday 15 May / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 1pm 40 minute organ recital by Michael Robertson featuring a variety of music. Retiring collection.

Thursday 16 May / Sherborne Bookfair Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 9.30am-4pm Free. 

Friday 17 May / Sherborne Literary Society talk: ‘Churchill’s Abandoned Prisoners Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 7 for 7.30pm Talk by Rupert Wieloch. £5 (to inc glass of wine & canapes) from Winstone’s Bookshop or on door if still available.  

Friday 17 May / Lunchtime Recital Cheap Street Church, Cheap Street, Sherborne, DT9 3BJ 1.45-2.20pm Recital by Sherborne School wind & brass instrumentalists  

Saturday 18 May / Oxfam Coffee Morning Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 10.30am – 12.30pm Monthly Coffee Morning to raise money for Oxfam  

Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 May / Health, Wellbeing & Spirit Fayre Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 11am-5pm Therapists & Healers, workshops & demonstrations, mediums & tarot readers. Hot drinks & light refreshments. £1 Sue 07818 531877, Evie 01963 251477 or 07855 175357 

Monday 20 May / Coffee morning fundraiser Cheap Street Church Hall, Cheap Street, Sherborne, DT9 3BJ 10am-12pm Coffee, museum shop souvenirs, second-hand books etc., cakes & plants, raffle. Proceeds to Sherborne Museum. Free entry. 

Wednesday 22 May / Sherborne Science Café Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 7.30pm Talk: ‘Simple Mathematical questions we don’t know the answer to’ Prof James Anderson, University of Southampton. £2 on door.  http://tinyurl.com/sciencecafesherborne 

Wednesday 22 May / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 1pm 40 minute organ recital by Peter Bray featuring a variety of music. Retiring collection.

Friday 24 May / Lunchtime Recital Cheap Street Church, Cheap Street, Sherborne, DT9 3BJ 1.45-2.20pm Recital by Sherborne School string instrumentalists  

Friday 24 May / Lunchtime Recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 1pm Recital by The Mendip Consort of Recorders, directed by Joyce Rudall. Retiring collection.  

Saturday 25 May / Author Event in the Butterfly House Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR 7-9pm ‘Arthur’s Garden’, Writing & Poetry by BBC Songs of Praise presenter,  Pam Rhodes. Tickets £5 from Winstone’s Bookshop 01935 816128 

Monday 27 May / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey DT9 3LQ 1pm 40 minute organ recital by David Halls, Director of Music at Salisbury Cathedral. Retiring collection  

 Monday 27 May / Sherborne Castle Country Fair 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.  The 2019 date is Bank Holiday Monday 27th May. Tickets on the day cost: adult £12.50, child (5-16) £4.00, family* £30.00.  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.  Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR

Tuesday 28 May / Arts Society Sherborne Celebration Summer Lunch Leweston School, Longburton Road, Sherborne DT9 6EN 12.30pm Celebration 2 course lunch for members & friends/partners. £23.50pp 01963 33194 

Thursday 30 May / Hold an Owl Day: Cherry & The Blackmore Vale Owls Sherborne Museum, Church Lane, Sherborne, DT9 3BP 11am-2pm. £5 to hold an owl under supervision. Proceeds to Sherborne Museum & owl sanctuary.

Sunday 02 June / Sherborne Steam and Water Wheel Centre Open Day Come along and see the new waterwheel and the Hindley steam engines under steam on open days. 11.30am to 3.30pm. Oborne Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3RX.  Limited parking on site, additional parking available nearby on Oborne Road.

Friday 28 – Saturday 29 June / Susie Watson Designs celebrating their 1st year birthday in partner with Mere-based florists ‘Sprout & Flower’ in-store for spectacular flower event. One customer will win a floral bouquet in an engraved vase. Coffee & Cake throughout the day. 9am to 5.30pm. Susie Watson Designs, 28 Cheap Street, Sherborne.

Saturday 29 June / Better than church – the history of pubs and brewing in Sherborne (SDFHS talk). Barry Brock’s  talk will investigate the history of the inn and the alehouse in Sherborne, taking a look at some of the people involved and the tales associated with them. Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne DT9 3NL, 2.30pm. £5 (SDFHS members: £3).

Sunday 7 July / Friends of the Yeatman Hospital Car Boot Sale The Terrace, Sherborne DT9 5NS. Sellers: £5.00  from 8am. Buyers: 50p 9am-12noon.  Free Parking. No dogs. Contact : elizabethturnbull70@btinternet.com or 07790 863518

Sunday 14 July/ Sherborne Steam and Water Wheel Centre Open Day Come along and see the new waterwheel and the Hindley steam engines under steam on open days. 11.30am to 3.30pm. Oborne Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3RX.  Limited parking on site, additional parking available nearby on Oborne Road.

Saturday 27 July / The Photographic Legacy of the American Civil War (1861-1865) (SDFHS talk). Robin Ansell will briefly touch upon some of the earlier conflicts that were photographed, before reviewing in greater detail the extensive and amazingly varied photographic legacy of the Civil War. Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne DT9 3NL, 2.30pm. £5 (SDFHS members: £3).

Sunday 21 July / Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars Show 16th Annual Charity Classic & Supercars Show. Porsche will be the 2019 marque feature, with an historic line up of cars including race, rally and road cars from 1948 to the present day. Visitors will also see over 2,000 Classic, Supercars, Veteran, Race, Rally, American, Custom, Hot Rod and Special cars, together with 40+ car clubs, all in the magnificent grounds of Sherborne Castle. With 150+ Trade, Autojumble and Craft stands plus children’s amusements, live music, large catering village and beautiful picnic areas, the show has something for all the family.  Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 5NR Contact : Show Secretary Telephone 07769 114211

Sunday 11 August / Sherborne Steam and Water Wheel Centre Open Day Come along and see the new waterwheel and the Hindley steam engines under steam on open days. 11.30am to 3.30pm. Oborne Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3RX.  Limited parking on site, additional parking available nearby on Oborne Road.

Sunday 8 September / Friends of the Yeatman Hospital Car Boot Sale The Terrace, Sherborne DT9 5NS. Sellers: £5.00  from 8am. Buyers: 50p 9am-12noon.  Free Parking. No dogs. Contact : elizabethturnbull70@btinternet.com or 07790 863518

Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September / Sherborne Steam and Water Wheel Centre Open Day Come along and see the new waterwheel and the Hindley steam engines under steam on open days. 11.30am to 3.30pm. Part of Dorset Heritage Week. Entry by donation. Oborne Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3RX.  Limited parking on site, additional parking available nearby on Oborne Road.

Sunday 13 October / Sherborne Steam and Water Wheel Centre Open Day Come along and see the new waterwheel and the Hindley steam engines under steam on open days. 11.30am to 3.30pm. Oborne Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3RX.  Limited parking on site, additional parking available nearby on Oborne Road.

 

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