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Friday 21 September / The Rifles Regiment Freedom Parade Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 2pm Service in the Abbey, 2.30pm March around the town starting in Half Moon Street, 5pm Sounding the Retreat – open to all in Sherborne School quadrangle.
Friday 21 September / Lunchtime Concert Sherborne School Cheap Street DT9 3DX 1:45p.m. – 2:25p.m. Lunchtime Recital FREE Open to all
Friday 21 September / Words With Wine with Johnny Mercer MP. Sherborne Literary Society. Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL. See poster for further details.
Saturday 22 September / Vintage Market Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 9am-3:30pm. 30+ sellers of quality vintage. 07809 387594
Saturday 22 September / ArtsLink Live Portrait Painting with James Budden. Watch the fascinating process of portrait painting in real time, using oil paint and a live model. Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, Tickets : £7.50 See flyer for more information.
Saturday 22 September / Male Voice Choir: The Mill Singers Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL. 7 for 7.30pm. In aid of Friends of the Yeatman Hospital. £8 from Abbey Bookshop & Winstone’s. Note : This event has been cancelled
Saturday 22 – Sunday 23 September / Healing and Spirit Fayre Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 11am-5pm. Mediums, Tarot, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Massage, Eyelash extensions, Gel nails, stalls, talks & demonstrations. Light refreshments. £1 Entry. Evie Fay 07855 175357
Monday 24 September / Insight Lecture: Truth and the Media Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 7:30pm. Talk by Ruth Gledwell, former religious affairs correspondent for The Times. £5 Tickets from the Parish Office, 01935 812452 or online: www.insight.sherborneabbey.com
Wednesday 26 September / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 1:00 p.m. Free 40 minute recital featuring a variety of music. Retiring collection
Wednesday 26 September / Sherborne Science Café Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL. 6.30pm AGM followed at 7.30pm by ‘How Trident Works’, Commodore Tim Hare (RN rtd.) MoD Director of Nuclear policy 1999-2002. https://sites.google.com/site/sherbornesciencecafe
Friday 28 September / Lunchtime Concert Sherborne School Cheap Street Church DT9 3DX 1:45p.m. – 2:25p.m. Lunchtime Recital FREE Open to all
Saturday 29 September / Chasty Cottage Antiques Fair Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. Opening 8:30am (trade) 9:30am (public) to 4pm. Up to 35 stands, homemade food and refreshments. Entrance £1, 01963 370986
Saturday 29 September / Autumn craft fair Digby Memorial Hall Sherborne DT9 3NL 10:00 – 4:00 Collectables, crafts & gifts. Free entry 01749 677049 www.westcountrycraftfairs.co.uk
Saturday 29 September / Last Night of the Proms Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA. 7.30pm Sherborne Town & Youth Band, Community Choir. Digby Tap Bar, tea/coffee & biscuits. Raffle. Tickets £7, concessions £6 from Sherborne TIC, door or website. 01935 815341 www.sherbornetownband.co.uk
Sunday 30 September / Ralegh 400 – 1618 Festival 2018 : Raleigh Walk ‘n Talk Ralegh Walk & Talk, from Castleton Church at 2.30pm with Cindy Chant. £6. Tickets and information from Sherborne TIC and Winstones Books
Wednesday 03 October / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 1:00 p.m. 40 minute organ recital by Paul Ellis featuring a variety of music. Retiring collection
Wednesday 03 October / David Hockney – Blondes have more Fun Digby Memorial Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 2.45 for 3.30pm & 6 for 6.45pm Talk by Frank Woodgate.Non-members as guests £7 www.theartssociety.org/sherborne
Saturday 6 October / Ralegh 400 – 1618 Festival 2018 : Fantastic Tudor Banquet at Memorial Church Hall, Sherborne. 7.30pm. Costumes welcome. £30.00. Tickets and information from Sherborne TIC and Winstones Books
Sunday 07 October / Music in the Park Pageant Gardens, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NW 2.30pm onwards. Sherborne Town & Sherborne Youth Bands perform. Ice cream, BBQ & refreshments. www.sherbornetownband.co.uk/events
Monday 08 October / Insight Lecture: Teaching Truth Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 7:30pm. Talk by Canon Dr Anne Holt OBE. £5 01935 812452 Parish Office, 3 Abbey Close, DT9 3L www.insight.sherborneabbey.com
Tuesday 09 October / The Suffragist Jamboree Sherborne Museum, DT9 3BP 11am-3pm Sale of preserves supporting Pink Ribbon Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness. 01935 812252 www.sherbornemuseum.co.uk
Wednesday 10 October / Sherborne Artslink Flicks: Mary Shelley Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 7 for 7:30pm £6 from Sherborne TIC. Pre-film Supper £12 in the Raleigh Hall (pre-book). 01935 815341 www.sherborneartslink.org.uk
Wednesday 10 October / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 1:00 p.m. 40 minute organ recital by Simon Clarkson, Jeff Purtle & David Bertie (trumpet). Retiring collection
Wednesday 10 – Sunday 14 October / Sherborne Literary Festival Various venues around Sherborne. Tickets Sherborne TIC: 01935 815341 www.sherborneliterarysociety.com/festival
Thursday 11 October / Ralegh 400 – Talk Digby Hall 11am Literary Society talk by Maria Wingfield-Digby. Tickets Sherborne TIC
Thursday 11 October / Ralegh 400 Ramble Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA. 1pm Ramble in the footsteps of Sir Walter Ralegh with Blue Badge Guide Cindy Chant. Booking essential. £6 from Sherborne TIC: 01935 815341
Thursday 11 October / Sherborne & District Gardeners’ Association Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. 2.30pm Jenny Short – Garden Designs – ‘Perfect Partners’. 01935 389375
Thursday 11 October – Monday 15 October / Pack Monday Fun Fair The Terraces, Sherborne Every evening Thursday – Monday inc.
Friday 12 October / 60s Night featuring the Vox Beatles Pageant Gardens, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NB 6-11pm. Beatles Tribute Band. Bar & food available. Tickets £10 01749 813 899 https://www.bradsons.co.uk/tickets/2018/10/12/the-vox-beatles-in-sherborne/
Saturday 13 October / PBFA Book Fair Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. DT9 3NL. 10am-4pm. Entry £1. 01935 850210 http://www.pbfa.org/book-fairs/sherborne/5638
Saturday 13 October / Mozart’s Coronation Mass Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 7pm National Symphony Orchestra & Locrian Singers, conductor: Anthony Inglis. In aid of Three Valleys Team Benefice. Tickets from Sherborne TIC. 01935 815341
Saturday 13 October / Old Fosterians’ AGM 5.30pm. Sherborne Golf Club, Sherborne, DT9 4RN
Saturday 13 October / Old Fosterians’ Dinner & Reunion 7.00pm Sherborne Golf Club, Sherborne DT9 4RN. Tickets £20.00 to be ordered by September 28th. Tel: Philip 01935 873497 or Ian at email@example.com
Sunday 14 October / Sherborne Steam & Waterwheel Centre Open Day Oborne Road, Sherborne, DT9 3RX. 11:30am-3:30pm. Victorian engineering display. Entry by donation. 01935 816324 www.sswc.co.uk
Monday 15 October / Pack Monday Fair Cheap Street, Half Moon Street, Digby Road & Pageant Gardens, Sherborne DT9 3NL 9am onwards. Annual street fair. Events Crew 01963 364399
Wednesday 17 October / Sherborne W.I. Catholic Church Hall, Westbury, Sherborne DT9 3EL 2.30pm Talk: The Changing Faces of Make-Up, Rebecca Burns.New members & visitors welcome. £4 inc. refreshments.
Thursday 18 October / Sherborne Handicraft Club & Gift Fair Richmond Green Community Centre, Sherborne, DT9 3HP 2-4pm Dorset Blind Association Craft & Gift Fair, raffle & refreshments.
Friday 19 October / Big Fat Museum Quiz Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 7pm. Light refreshment available, bring drink & glasses. Raffle. Tickets bookable in advance, £5pp. 01935 812252 www.sherbornemuseum.co.uk
Friday 19 October / WW1 Commemoration Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 11am Dedication of two “There but not there” Tommy figures at the Remembering the Fallen Service.
Friday 19 October / Somerset & Dorset Family History Society ‘Family History and Photography’. A talk by Robin Ansell and display of old photographs, etc. by Allan Collier. Soft refreshments and the opportunity to have old photographs dated. SDFHS members: £3. Non-members: £5. Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 2.30-4.30pm. Click here to go to the Events page on the SDFHS website for more information.
Saturday 20 October / Chasty Cottage Antiques Fair Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. £1, opening 8:30am (trade) 9:30am (public) to 4pm. 01963 370986
Saturday 20 October / Fleamarket Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 10am-4pm. 1000s of collectables, antiques and crafts. Free. 01749 677049 www.westcountrycraftfairs.co.uk
Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October / Autumn Colours Weekend Reduced price entry to the Sherborne Castle gardens. Explore acres of impressive gardens beside the lake and witness the spectacular autumn 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. Gardens open from 10am, Tearoom from 10.30am and Castle & Gift Shop from 11am with last admissions at 4.15pm. Closes 5pm. More information click here
Wednesday 24 October / Sherborne Science Café Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL. 7.30pm The First Stars & Supernovae in the Universe. Talk by Dr Daniel Whalen https://sites.google.com/site/sherbornesciencecafe
Wednesday 24 October / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 1p.m. 40 minute organ recital by Chris Beechey featuring a variety of music. Retiring collection
Thursday 25 October / Artslink Arts Buffet Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. 10-12pm & 1.30-3.30pm. Family art & craft workshop (U12).Parental supervision required at all times. Donations welcome. 01935 815899 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 25 October – Sunday 28 October / Sherborne International Film Festival Powell Theatre, Abbey Rd, Sherborne DT9 3AP A wide selection of world cinema. Tickets Sherborne TIC. £6, Reception and opening night screening £10, 10 tickets £40. www.shiff.org.uk
Friday 26 October / Ralegh 400 1618 Festival 2018 : a Talk by Dr Anna Beer on her new book about Sir Walter Ralegh. Memorial Hall, Sherborne, 7.00pm for 7.30pm. Tickets and information from Sherborne TIC and Winstones Books
Saturday 27 October / Vintage Market Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 9am-3:30pm. 07809 387594
Sunday 28 October / RAF Centenary Service Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 11.30am service
Wednesday 31 October / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 1pm 40 minute organ recital by Simon Clarkson. Retiring collection
Saturday 3 November / Firework Extravaganza at Sherborne Castle. Gates open: 5pm Bonfire: 7pm Fireworks: 7.30pm To book tickets telephone 01963 364399 Website : www.eventscrew.com
Friday 9 November / Somerset & Dorset Family History Society ‘Monumental Inscriptions’. A talk by John Damon about what can be learned from inscriptions on gravestones and memorials. SDFHS members: £3. Non-members: £5. Click here to go to the Events page on the SDFHS website for more information.
Wednesday 21 November / Kate Adie My life and times as a TV correspondent. Lunchtime talk at The Eastbury Hotel. Tickets are priced at £30.00 to include a 2 course lunch at Seasons at the Eastbury 2 AA Rosette restaurant. Telephone 01935 813131 to reserve your ticket. Please see event flyer for further details.