May 2019

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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.

Saturday 01 June / A Painting in a Day Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. 10am-4pm Painting in acrylic supported by tutor Diane Summer. £50 or £45 for Friends of Artslink from Sherborne TIC 

Saturday 01June / The Drovers  Weavers Sports & Social Club, Sherborne DT9 3EL. 8pm. Live music: The Drovers with special guest Joseph, ukulele performer. 01935 812770 

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.

Wednesday 05 June / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 1pm 40 minute organ recital by Simon Clarkson featuring a variety of music. Retiring collection.   

Wednesday 05 June / Arts Society Sherborne lecture Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. 2.15 for 3.00pm & 6.15 for 7.00pm Talk by Bertie Pearce – ‘Punch & Judy – A Subversive Symbol from Commedia del’Arte to the Present Day’. Guests of member £7  https://theartssociety.org/sherborne  

Friday 07 June / Afternoon Tea Dance Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. 2.30-5pm Ballroom, Latin & popular sequence. Over 18s, all levels, smart casual dress. £5 01460 240112 dance@dancewessex.co.uk  

Friday 07 June / Poetry Plus – Artwork in Poetry 2 Raleigh Hall Sherborne DT93NL 7-8.30pm For Sherborne Literary Socity. A selection of poems based on paintings. £5 inc glass of wine & canapes from Winstone’s Bookshop.  

Monday 10 June / Insight Event: Fit for the Future Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 7.30-9pm Speakers from the Sherborne TEDx event share their vision for the future of our community. £5   

Wednesday 12 June / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 1pm 40 minute organ recital by Paul Ellis featuring a variety of music. Retiring collection. 

Wednesday 12 June / Sherborne Artslink Flicks Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 7 for 7.30pm Film: On the Basis of Sex (12A). £6 from Sherborne TIC. 01935 815341 www.sherborneartslink.org.uk  

Saturday 15 June / Oxfam Coffee Morning Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL. 10.30am-12.30pm Monthly Coffee Morning to raise money for Oxfam  

Sunday 16 June / Sherborne Midsummer Madness 5km Run From the Terraces, Sherborne DT9 5NS. 8am registration, 8.25am warm-up, 8.30am organised by CommuniFit. Everyone welcome.  www.communifit.co.uk   facebook.com/sherborne5km/  

Sunday 16 June / Sherborne Secret Spaces Various gardens in Sherborne. 12.00-5.00pm 5 private gardens open to the public. All monies raised to St Margaret’s Hospice. £5 for 5 gardens. 01935 709182 susan.bickle@st-margarets-hospice.org.uk 

Sunday 16 June / Music in the Park Pageant Gardens, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NB 2.30-4pm Sherborne Town Band & Youth Band play light entertainment. Bring the family & a picnic.   

Sunday 16 June / Sherborne Independent Market Cheap Street, Sherborne, DT9 3BJ. To include The Pop-up Eco Supermarket , recycling, artisan and independent stalls.in the Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. julesbradburn@gmail.com  

Monday 17 June / Insight Event: Fortress Britain Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 7.30-9pm Ben Ryan, Head of Research at Theos Think Tank explores immigration & refugee policies. £5   

Wednesday 19 June / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 1pm 40 minute organ recital by Simon Clarkson featuring a variety of music. Retiring collection.   

Saturday 22 June / Sherborne Chamber Choir: A Midsummer Marriage Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 7.30pm A selection of wedding favourites, plus settings from the Song of Solomon. Tickets Sherborne Tourist Office, Digby Road. 01935 815341

Saturday 22 June / Celebrating the Arts Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA. 11am-4pm Artslink Fizz! Presents artist demonstrations, talks, café, mini tea dance, activities & exhibits. www.sherborneartslink.org.uk

Sunday 23 June / Patrick Shelley Music Competition Tindall Recital Hall, Sherborne School Music School 9.30am onwards Advanced instrumentalists participate throughout the day culminating in winners for each section. 

Wednesday 26 June / Sherborne Science Café Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL. 7.30pm Talk: ‘Discovery of the Elements: Geography and Fame’, by Prof Chick Wilson University of Bath. £2  http://tinyurl.com/sciencecafesherborne  

Wednesday 26 June / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 1pm 40 minute organ recital by James Henderson featuring a variety of music. Retiring collection.   

Wednesday 26 June / Arts Society Sherborne lecture Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. 2.15 for 3.00pm & 6.15 for 7.00pm Talk by Peter Medhurst – ‘The Musical World of Johann Sebastian Bach’. Guests of member £7  https://theartssociety.org/sherborne  

Thursday 27 June / Talk & Signing with Victoria Hislop Cheap Street Church, Sherborne DT9 3BJ. 1pm Book launch of ‘Those who are Loved ‘ by Victoria Hislop.  £5 entry from Winstone’s Bookshop. 01935 816128

Thursday 27 June / Leavers’ Concert Sherborne School Tindall Recital Hall, Sherborne School Music School 7.30pm Sherborne School Leavers of 2019 present a final evening of solo and ensembele performances.

Friday 28 June / Gala Concert Sherborne School Big School Room, Sherborne School 7.30pm A variety of music from the students of Sherborne School   

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).

Saturday 29 June / Cathy Newman with Kate Adie Cheap Street Church, Sherborne DT9 3BJ. 2pm Cathy Newman (C4 News) promotes ‘Bloody Brilliant Women’ & is interviewed by Kate Adie. £5 Winstone’s Bookshop. 01935 816128  

Saturday 29 June / Ballroom Dancing Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. 8-11pm Ballroom, Latin & popular sequence. O18s, all levels, smart casual dress. £5 01460 240112 dance@dancewessex.co.uk  

Friday 5 – Sunday 7 July / Dorset Moon Sherborne Abbey

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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