February 2019

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Friday 22 February / Matthew Sturgis Oscar Wilde &pm, Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, Tickets £10 from Sherborne TIC. 01935 815341 or Winstone’s

Wednesday 27 February / Waterfalls and Warplanes- a History of Cataracts and their Treatment (Sherborne Science Café). Simon Frackiewicz an Optometrist will speak in the Digby Memorial Hall at 7.30pm. Suggested donation £2.

Wednesday 27 February / Sherborne Artslink & Arts Society Talk Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 7.30pm An illustrated lecture by Julian Halsby: Pierre Bonnard – The Colour of Memory. £9 from Sherborne TIC. 01935 815341 www.sherborneartslink.org.uk 

Wednesday 27 February / Lunchtime Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm for about 40 minutes.  Free entry, with retiring collection

Friday 01 March / Woodwind Recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne DT9 3BJ 1.45pm Sherborne School woodwind players in a recital of 30-40 minutes. Free entry.

Sunday 03 March / Sherborne 10K run  Registration 8am for 9am. £14pp. Online entries: www.sherbornesports.com/10k 01935 810548 

Wednesday 06 March / The Arts Society Sherborne: Mary’s Gold, Mary Rose. Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. 3pm & 7pm Talk by Dr Jonathan Foyle – ‘Mary’s Gold, Mary Rose. The Lost Identity of a National Symbol’. Guests £7  sherborne@theartssociety.org 

Thursday 07 March / Sherborne Historical Society Talk Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. 7.15 for 8pm Talk by Dr Christopher Thornton, FSA, FRHistS: ‘The Impact of Famine & Plague in the 14th Century West Country: Evidence from the Vale of Taunton Deane’. Non-members £5  www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk 

Thursday 07 March / Spring Organ Recital Sherborne School Chapel, Sherborne DT9  3AP 7.45pm Bach, Buxtehude, Alain and Whitlock performed by James Henderson & Kentaro Machida. Entry free.

Friday 8 March / Book Signing and Interior Design Clinic – Susie Watson Designs. Susie Watson will be personally signing her new book “The Magic of Making Things” to celebrate International Women’s Day (Normally £25.00 – £19.50 at the signing) Coffee and Cake. 10.30am to 2.30pm. Susie Watson Designs, 28 Cheap Street, Sherborne DT9 3PX

Friday 08 March / Woodwind Recital 2 Cheap Street Church, Sherborne DT9 3BJ 1.45pm Sherborne School woodwind players in a recital of 30-40 minutes. Free entry.  

Friday 8 March / ‘Spats’ Langham is coming back! with Mike Denham on keyboard and ‘Spats’ on guitar, banjo, ukulele and vocals. 7.30pm Cheap Street Church, Sherborne DT9 3BJ Tickets £12.00 to include light refreshments available fromSherborne TIC 01935 815341 or Raymond Wood 01935 815565

Saturday 09 March / BVYNT Association AGM & Talk Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. 2.30pm AGM followed by ‘Behind the scenes in South Somerset’ by Keri Phillips & Damian Mitchell, National Trust. Members £3 guests £5 01935 425383 www.bvyntassoc.wordpress.com 

Saturday 09 March / The Jim Gibb Lecture: The Romans in West Dorset Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 2pm Talk by Steve Wallis, Senior Archaeologist, Dorset County Council. £5, members £3, students £2. www.sherbornemuseum.co.uk 

Sunday 10 March / 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.

Wednesday 13 March / Sherborne Artslink Flicks Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 7 for 7.30pm A Star is Born (15). Tickets £6 Sherborne TIC. Pre-film Supper £12 in the Raleigh Hall (pre-book). 01935 815341 www.sherborneartslink.org.uk 

Thursday 14 March / Sherborne & District Gardeners’ Association Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR 2.30pm Visit to Castle Gardens. Discount Afternoon & Talk. Members only. 01935 389375 

Thursday 14 March / Sherborne Museum: Blandford Fashion Museum’s Collection Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 1.30pm for 2pm Talk by Dr Helen Walter. £5 non-members.  www.sherbornemuseum.co.uk 

Thursday 14 March / Sirocco Winds Tindall Recital Hall, Sherborne School, DT9 3AP 7.30pm Quintet from Scotland play programme of music by Ligeti, Nielsen, and Berio.£10 01935 812249 tickets@sherborne.org 

Friday 15 March / Jazz band Cheap Street Church, Sherborne DT9 3BJ 1.45pm Sherborne School’s one-to-a-part Jazz band performs music including that by their director Anthony Ingle.  

Saturday 16 March / Sherborne Fleamarket Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 10am-4pm An antiques, crafts & collectors market, up to 35 stalls. Free admission. West Country Fairs 01749 677049 

Saturday 16 March / Chasty Cottage Antiques Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. 8.30am trade, 9.30am public. Up to 35 stands. £1 admission. 01963 370986 

Saturday 16 March / The carriage age in Somerset and Dorset (SDFHS talk). Roger Marsh covers various aspects of our local roads in both Somerset and Dorset, including the Turnpike Trusts, Toll Houses, Coaching Routes and Inns. Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne DT9 3NL, 2.30pm. £5 (SDFHS members: £3).

Saturday 16 March / New World Baroque A journey through the unique rhythms and sounds of 16th & 17th century Latin American Music.  Sherborne Chamber Choir, conductor Paul Ellis, with top period ensemble In Echo, director Gawain Glenton.  7.30pm Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne. Tickets from Sherborne TIC 01935 815341

Tuesday 19 March / Sherborne Twinning AGM Catholic Church Hall, Westbury DT9 3EL 7 for 7.30pm AGM then talk by Clive Farrell: Gardening for Butterflies. Everyone welcome

Wednesday 20 March / Sherborne WI talk Catholic Church Hall, Westbury DT9 3EL 2.30pm “Trekking in Tasmania” by Ian Williamson. Proceeds to St Margaret’s Hospice. Visitors £4.

Wednesday 20 March / Sherborne Group Dorset Wildlife Trust The Treasures of Dorset, a talk by Christopher Le Grand. 7.30pm. Digby Memorial Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. Cost £2.50

Thursday 21 March / Claretta Petacci and Benito Mussolini: a Fascist love story (Sherborne Historical Society talk) Professor Richard Bosworth reviews what Mussolini’s ‘last lover’ and her extensive diary reveal of life, family, Catholicism and politics in the ‘Italian dictatorship’. Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, 8.oopm Member and students free, visitors £5.

Friday 22 March / Brass recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne DT9 3BJ 1.45pm Sherborne School brass players in a recital of 30-40 minutes. Free entry. 

Sunday 24 March / Sherborne Vintage Market Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 9am-3.30pm Over 30 sellers of quality vintage. 07809 387594 

Wednesday 27 March / Science Café: How smart are dogs really? Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 7.30pm Talk by Prof Stephen Lea, University of Exeter.  sherborne.scafe@gmail.com 

Friday 29 March / Soloists’ Recital 2 Cheap Street Church, Sherborne DT9 3BJ 1.45pm Final recital of the Lent Term given by Sherborne instrumentalists with music ranging from the 18th century to present day.

Saturday 30 March /  Dinner & Jazz Dining Hall, Sherborne School DT9 3AP 7.30pm Sherborne School Swing Band and Jazz Band perform. Tickets £30 01935 812249 tickets@sherborne.org 

 Sunday 07 April / 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 19 April / Fancy Dress Easter Egg Hunt at The Toy Barn, Blackmarsh Farm, Sherborne DT9 4JX. Egg hunt every hour from 11am to 3pm. Food and Refreshments available. Advance children tickets  £7.50, Adults go free. For more information visit or to book  www.toy-barn.co.uk or call 01935 815040

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).

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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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