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Tuesday 23 July / Creepy Crawley day Grove Nurseries, 74 West Bay Road 9am-5pm. World Life Conservation provide an interactive experience for both young people and adults. £3 01308 422654 www.grovenurseries.co.uk
Tuesday 23 July / Folksy theatre: A comedy of errors The Hyde, Walditch, DT6 4LB 7-9.30pm. Open air production, bring a picnic to this classic comedy. Buy tickets online. http://www.folksytheatre.co.uk
Wednesday 24 July / Somers Day Parade Langmoor Gardens, Lyme Regis DT7 3JQ 10am – Meet at Statue 11.15am – Annual parade from Langmoor Gardens to the Cobb in memory of Sir George Somers. www.lymeregis.org
Wednesday 24 July / A Quiet Day in the Garden Bembury Farm, Thornford, DT9 6QF 10.30am-3.30pm with Rt. Revd Tim Thornford, former Bishop of Sherborne. Bring a Bible, notepad, pen & packed lunch. Book at: Parish Office (01935 812452) office hours only.
Wednesday 24 July / Essence Lingerie: Good Fit, Bad Fit Essence Lingerie, 3 Barrack Street, Bridport 6pm-8pm Tickets from Essence. Proceeds to go to The LivingOur Bra Expert who is to Host the Evening. 01308 422798 email@example.com
Thursday 25 July / RNLI Raft Race & Cream Teas River Brit, West Bay 5pm Homemade rafts row up and back down River Brit. 2.30-5pm Cream teas in the Salt House. 01308 423090 / 07790713156
Thursday 25 July / Stepping into Nature: Shipbuilding and Fishing West Bay Discovery Centre 10am.Centre visit & walk around West Bay. Open to all ages, dementia friendly. Donations welcome & booking required. Free 01308 427288 www.westbaydiscoverycentre.org.uk
Friday 26-Sunday 28 July / Bridport Folk Festival Various,Bridport 10.30am-11.15pm. Annual Folk music festival. Tickets & wristbands from Bridport TIC. www.bridportfolkfestival.com
Saturday 27 July / Curious Creatures Martinstown Village Hall 2.30pm Squashbox Theatre Productions A£6 U18s £5 Family £20 01305 889963 www.artsreach.co.uk
Saturday 27 July / Model Railway Exhibition Colfox School, Bridport. 10am-4.30pm Bridport & District Model Railway Club event, layouts, displays and demonstrations. A£5, C£1. www.ukmodelshops.co.uk
Saturday 27 July / Plastic-Free Picnic Borough Gardens, Dorchester 11am-3pm With inspring ideas for plastic reduction. Bring your plastic-free picnic.
Saturday 27 July / Dorset Arts Market Dorchester Town FC DT1 2RY 10am-2pm supporting and promoting Dorset artists
Saturday 27 July-Saturday 03 August / Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week Marine Parade, Lyme Regis, DT7 3JH Lyme’s annual week of festivities supporting the RNLI. www.facebook.com/LymeRegisLifeboatWeek
Saturday 27 July-Saturday 6 September / Paint Freedom Bob and Roberta Smith artists Shire Hall, Dorchester Usual opening times and admission fees apply. See website. 01305 261849 www.visitshirehalldorset.org
Sunday 28 July / Songs of Praise Concert Marine Parade Shelters, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis, DT7 3JH 2.30pm. Music from Lyme Regis Town Band www.lymeregistownband.co.uk
Sunday 28 July / Voice Playshop & Soundbath Oborne Village Hall, OBORNE, nr. Sherborne, Dorset DT9 4LA 10am-12.30pm- 2-4pm Crystal & Tibetan Singing Bowl Soundbath. Bring something to lie on & under. £12 in advance. 01935 389655 www.centreforpuresound.org
Sunday 28 July / William Barnes ‘Pilgrimage’ St Peter’s Church, Dorchester 2pm. Walk to St Peter’s Church in Winterborne Came and back. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 28 July / Nina Garcia Borough Gardens, Dorchester 2.30pm
Monday 29 July / Dorset Poetry Walks Mountfield, Rax Lane, Bridport 10am-11.30am. Booking essential via Eventbrite or email email@example.com https://sarahacton.co.uk/dorset-poetry-walks-and-workshops/
Monday 29 July-Saturday 03 August / Milton Abbey Music Festival see website for details: https://vcm.foundation/miltonabbey
Tuesday 30 July / Music by the Sea with Lyme Regis Town Band Marine Parade Shelters, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis, DT7 3JH 8pm Music from Lyme Regis Town Band on Lyme’s iconic seafront. www.lymeregistownband.co.uk
Tuesday 30 July / Laughs at the Lyric The Lyric Theatre, Barrack Street, Bridport DT6 3LX Bar open 7.30pm, comedy starts 8pm. Comedy night hosted by Niki McCretton & Tom Glover. Donations welcome 01308 424901 http://aloadofstuffandnonsense.co.uk
Saturday 3 August / Blackmore Vale Embroiderers Guild Branch Open Day Bishops Caundle Village Hall, DT9 5NB, 10:30 to 15:30. Demonstrations, Embroiderers Guild Folios to explore, Exhibition of members work including Young Embroiderers, Sales Table and Refreshments available. Free Entry. For more information07963 557078
Sunday 04 August / Vegan Market Dorchester Corn Exchange, DT1 1HF. 10am-3pm. Range of vegan foods & products. Free entry firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 04 August / West Bay Day West Bay. 12noon-11pm local businesses & incorporating a multitude of fun activities & entertainment for all the family. www.westbay.org.uk
Sunday 04 August / Osmington Summer fete & dog show Village Hall DT3 6FT
Sunday 04 August / American Football Jurassic Coast Raptors v Swindon Storm. Avenue Stadium, Dorchester DT1 2RY 2:30pm Free entry.
Sunday 04 August / Sunday BBQ + Summer Music Ivy House Restaurant, Groves Nurseries. 12pm-3pm BBQ & Summer Music on the sun terrace. Food, Bar & Music. Buy tickets from the counter 01308 807053 www.grovesnurseries.co.uk
Tuesday 06 August / Children’s Circus Skills Workshop Ivy House Restaurant, Groves Nurseries. 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm Circus skills workshop £5 per children. Booking essential. 01308 422654. www.grovesnurseries.co.uk
Tuesday 06 August / The Lost Stories, with Martin Maudsley. St Andrew’s Hall, Charmouth,DT6 6LH. 10am-12pm This workshop is part of the Artsreach Creative Summer Programme & is suitable for ages 5+.
Tuesday 06 August / Vicky Ashford – ‘Wild Art’ Burton Bradstock Community Library. 2-4pm. Get creative using found & foraged materials. Part of the Artsreach Creative Summer Programme. For ages 5+. Tickets: £5. 01308 897421
Tuesday 06 August / Talk : ‘An Introduction to Bats’ Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum. DWT £75 10am. www.kingcombe.org 01300 320684
Wednesday 07 August / Open Air Theatre Evening Brewery Square Dorchester. 5:30-9pm Theatre performance, string quartet, live music, opera singer & more. Free entry. www.brewerysquare.com/brewery_square_whats_on_in_the_square.cfm
Wednesday 07 August / West Bay Market & Craft Fair The Salt House & Fishermans Green, West Bay. 4pm-8pm. Indoor & outdoor stalls. 01308 424901
Wednesday 07 August / Children’s ‘Under the Sea’ CraftsWorkshop Ivy House Restaurant, Groves Nurseries. 10am-12noon & 2-4pm Craft workshop. £5 per child. Booking essential. 01308 422654 www.grovesnurseries.co.uk
Wednesday 07 August / Sunday BBQ + Summer Music Ivy House Restaurant, Groves Nurseries. 12pm-3pm Bar, BBQ & summer music on the Sun Terrace. Buy Tickets from the counter 01308 807053 www.grovesnurseries.co.uk
Wednesday 07 August / Talk : ‘Wasabi’ Dorchester & District Gardening Club. St. George’s Church Hall, Dorchester DT1 1LB. 7:15pm Members free, non £3. Jane: 01305 268523
Saturday 10 August / ‘Impossible Bottles’ Talk Literary & Scientific Institute, East St, Bridport. 1-2:30pm Demonstration by Alan Rogers. Free entry/donation. Proceeds to Dorothy House Hospice & LSi. Tickets from Bridport TIC, LSi & Eventbrite. www.lsibridport.co.uk
Saturday 10 August / Bridport Vegan Market Bridport Town Hall, DT6 3LF. 10am-2:30pm Free entry Community market, taking place every month. Food, cosmetics & advice for all your vegan needs. www.bridportveganmarket.co.uk
Saturday 10 August / Coffee & Cakes Village Hall, Long Bredy DT2 9HP. 10:30am-12noon Coffee & cake.
Sunday 11 August / Wessex Historic Omnibus Top O’Town Car park, Dorchester. 10am-4pm Free event. Travel in vintage buses & coaches. www.busmuseum.org.uk/events-activities-runningday.htm
Sunday 11 August / Bridport Jurassic Coast Run West Bay. 10:30am start. 10K & Half Marathon. Start from the promenade in West Bay, Bridport. For more information, visit the website. 01308 459942 www.bridport-runners.co.uk
Sunday 11 August / Sunday BBQ + Summer Music Ivy House Restaurant, Groves Nurseries. 12pm-3pm BBQ & Summer Music on the sun terrace. Food, Bar & Music. Buy tickets from the counter 01308 807053. www.grovesnurseries.co.uk
Sunday 11 August / Symondsbury Flower, Produce & Novelty Dog Show The Tithe Barn, Symondsbury, DT6 6HG. 2pm Novelty Dog Show entries £1 on the day. Produce, flowers & handicrafts, BBQ, cream teas, bar, tombola. auction. Schedules from The Ilchester Arms or Symondsbury Store.
Sunday 11 August / MG Car Rally. Athelhampton House DT2 7LG 10am-5pm National rally.
Tuesday 13 August / ‘Robots Large & Small’ Workshop Lyric Theatre, Barrack Street, Bridport DT6 3LX. 10am to 2pm. Design & build your very own robot. Age 8+ Dress for mess. Bring packed lunch.Tickets £22.00 from Bridport TIC. www.aloadofstuffandnonsense.co.uk
Wednesday 14 August / Gillingham & Shaftesbury Agricultural Show Turnpike Showground, Motcombe SP7 9PN. 8:30am-6:30pm Animals, birds of prey trade & craft stands, foodhall, competitions. Tickets Advance: A£14 C(5-16)£3 Fam(2A, 3C)£33. On gate: A£16 C£4 Fam £39. From Sherborne & Dorchester TIC. www.gillshaftshow.co.uk
Wednesday 14 August / ‘Turner Twists’ Bridport Library. 2-4pm Messy art session, making a giant picture inspired by Turner’s watercolour. All ages welcome but please wear old clothes. 01308 458703 email@example.com
Wednesday 14 August / West Bay Market & Craft Fair The Salt House & Fishermans Green, West Bay. 4-8pm Indoor & outdoor stalls.
Wednesday 14 August / Children’s Jewellery making workshop Ivy House Restaurant, Groves Nurseries. 10am-12pm & 2-4pm Create your own jewellery. £5 per child. Booking is essential 01308 422654 www.grovesnurseries.co.uk
Wednesday 14 August / Sunday BBQ + Summer Music Ivy House Restaurant, Groves Nurseries. 12noon-3pm Bar, BBQ & summer music on the Sun Terrace. Buy Tickets from the counter 01308 807053 www.grovesnurseries.co.uk
Thursday 15 August / ‘Pop Up Puppets’ Workshop Lyric Theatre, Barrack Street, Bridport DT6 3LX. 10am-2pm. Create your own pop up puppet character. Age 8+ Dress for mess & bring packed lunch. Tickets £22.00 from Bridport TIC www.aloadofstuffandnonsense.co.uk
Thursday 15 – Friday 16 August / ‘The Story Boat’ Bridport Arts centre. 10-4pm A miniature maritime museum created from an upturned 1923 Dorset fishing boat, Vera. Free event 01308 458703 www.bridportmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/view/?v=storyboat
Friday 16 August / ‘A Sketch of the West Dorset’ in Song & Story Bridport Town Hall, DT6 3LF. Featuring Tinkers Cuss, The Bride Valley Band & Gail McGarva. 7:30pm. Tickets from Bridport TIC. www.bridportandwestbay.co.uk
Friday 16 August / Fran Quinlan ‘Let’s get Recycling’ Burton Bradstock Community Library. 10am-12:30pm. Create your own work of art. Part of the Artsreach Creative Summer Programme. For age 8+. £8. 01308 897421
Saturday 17 August / ‘Earth, Wind and Fire’ A “makers fair” with a difference. 10am-4pm Dorset Centre for the creative arts. Things to buy, watch and bronze casting course (£100). wwwdorsetcreativeartclasses.co.uk
Saturday 17 August / Holnest Church Fete DT9 5PU. 1-4pm Flower Festival, cream teas, cakes, stalls, tombola, plants, skittles, raffle & BBQ. Art & Scarecrow competition. Fun dog show at 2pm. 01963 210562 Proceeds to Holnest Church Fund.
Saturday 17 August / Dorchester Round Table Cider Festival Borough Gardens, Dorchester. 3-10:30pm. Live music, cider & perry in the park. Free entry. www.facebook.com/events/the-borough-gardens-dorchester-dorset/dorchester-cider-festival-2019/2270320033207596/
Saturday 17 August / ‘Earth, Wind & Fire’ makers show Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts. 10am-4pm. Sales & demos. Bronze casting course £100 – book in advance: 01305 764723. www.dorsetcreativeartsclasses.co.uk
Saturday 17 August / Bridport Carnival Bridport. 7pm Grand procession features plenty of floats & colourful walking entries.
Saturday 17 August / Vinyl Saturday Record & CD Fair Bridport United Church Hall. 10am-4pm, entry £1 (trade entry £3 from 8:30am). Stalls call John 07548 278276 or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.vinylsaturday.co.uk
Saturday 17 August / ‘40s Food, Fun & Fashion’ Bridport Town Hall, DT6 3LF. 10am-2pm FUN ’40s music, dancing, films, toys. Free entry. For more details contact Shelia Meaney: email@example.com 01308 424169
Saturday 17 August / A Musical Entertainment Loders Church, Loders DT6 3SA. 7:30pm. Byrd, Bach, Gilbert & Sullivan, Purcell. Tickets £12 from Bridport TIC 01308 424901
Sunday 18 August / Holnest Church Fete DT9 5PU. Flower Festival, Cream Teas, cakes, stalls & tombola. Songs of Braise at 4:30pm. 01963 210562. Proceeds to Holnest Church Fund.
Sunday 18 August / Bridport Torchlight Procession Bridport. 9pm Famous Torchlight Procession from Buckydoo to West Bay for traditional bonfire & fire works. Buy torches from 6:30pm
Sunday 18 August / Sunday BBQ + Summer Music Ivy House Restaurant, Groves Nurseries. 12noon-3pm BBQ & Summer Music on the sun terrace. Food, Bar & Music. Buy tickets from the counter 01308 807053 www.grovesnurseries.co.uk
Sunday 18 August / Tony Lowe Borough Gardens, Dorchester. 2:30pm Tony Lowe performs songs by Frank Sinatra, Barry Manilow etc. Free entry.
Tuesday 20 August / ‘Create A Critter’ Workshop Lyric Theatre, Barrack Street, Bridport DT6 3LX. 10am-2pm. Create a creature. Ages 8+ Dress for mess & bring packed lunch. Tickets £22.00 from Bridport TIC www.aloadofstuffandnonsense.co.uk
Tuesday 20 August / ‘Make a bug hotel’ : Children’s workshop Ivy House Restaurant, Groves Nurseries. 10am-12pm Create a hotel full of natural materials for creatures. £10 per child. Booking essential 01308 422654 www.grovesnurseries.co.uk
Tuesday 20 August / ‘New Ways of Seeing – Visualisation & the Spoken Word’ Bridport Literary & Scientific Institute, East St, Bridport. 7 for 7.30pm Bridport’s Apothecary Collective. Free/donation. 07780 588007 lsibridport.co.uk
Wednesday 21 August / Pizza making workshop Ivy House Restaurant, Groves Nurseries. 10am-12pm Pizza making, then take it home to cook that night. £10 per child. Booking essential. 01308 422654 www.grovesnurseries.co.uk
Wednesday 21 August / Sunday BBQ + Summer Music Ivy House Restaurant, Groves Nurseries. 12pm-3pm Bar, BBQ & summer music on the Sun Terrace. Buy Tickets from the counter 01308 807053 www.grovesnurseries.co.uk
Wednesday 21 August / West Bay Market & Craft Fair The Salt House & Fishermans Green, West Bay. 4pm-8pm Indoor & outdoor stalls.
Thursday 22 August / Fancy Dress Up Puppets Workshop Lyric Theatre, Barrack Street, Bridport DT6 3LX. 10am-2pm. Create a puppet head & costume. Age 8+ Dress for mess, bring packed lunch.Tickets £22.00 from Bridport TIC www.aloadofstuffandnonsense.co.uk
Thursday 22 August / Melplash Show Melplash Showground, West Bay. Traditional Country Show. Tickets: U16s free, A£15 in advance from Bridport & Dorchester TIC. On the gate £17. Free bus from local towns. Free Parking. Park & Ride www.melplashshow.co.uk
Friday 23 August / Dorchester Youth Theatre Sunninghill School, Dorchester. DT1 1EB 7:30pm Drama, song & dance performance.
Saturday 24 August / Bridport Town Hall Arts & Craft Fair Bridport Town Hall, DT6 3LF. 9am-3pm. Jewellery, cushions, cards, wood turned items, gifts & present ideas. Disabled access via the lift in TIC. Free entry.
Saturday 24 August / Wings & Wheels Henstridge Airfield BA8 0TN. From 10am. Classic cars & planes show. A£5 U16s free when accompanied. 07887 744163
Saturday 24 August / ‘ANONYMOUS’ Festival Maumbury Rings, Dorchester. DT1 1QN12noon-2pm Family live music festival. Free entry
Saturday 24 August / Open Source Improvisational Dance Workshop Yellow Room, Chapel in the Garden, East St, Bridport. 4pm- 5:30pm Freedom conscious movement to world music & minimum guidance. £6 /£2. Refreshments available. Petra 07719 280375
Sunday 25 August / RNLI Fun Day West Bay on the Green. 11am. Fun day with family attractions & children’s games. Rescue display by Weymouth & Lyme Regis Life Boat on East Beach & the Piers. www.rnli.org
Sunday 25 August / Sunday BBQ + Summer Music Ivy House Restaurant, Groves Nurseries. 12pm-3pm BBQ & Summer Music on the sun terrace. Food, Bar & Music. Buy tickets from the counter 01308 807053 www.grovesnurseries.co.uk
Sunday 25 August / Dorset’s Giant Fete & Car Boot Sale Symondsbury, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 6HD. 12noon-5pm. Family fete & car boot, stalls, games & rides. Car Boot set up from 07:30am, no booking required. For info: (Day) 01308 422638 or (evenings) 01308 422638
Sunday 25 August / Concert : ‘VIVALDI’. St. Mary’s, Dorchester DT1 2LX. 7:30pm Chamber Philharmonia Cologne. Tickets A£16 OAP£14 from Dorchster TIC
Monday 26 August / Alweston Car Boot Sale Alweston Village Hall & Playing Field, near Sherborne. 8am–12 noon Sellers £6/car £8/van. Buyers free entry, donations to Folke Church please. www.thetouristtrail.org
Tuesday 27 August / ‘Iguanadon Restaurant’ Brewery Square Dorchester. 11:30am & 3:30pm. Outdoor theatre production for families by Emerald Ant. Free entry. www.emeraldant.com/latest-news/
Tuesday 27 August / Children’s ‘Magical Garden’ Diorama Workshop Ivy House Restaurant, Groves Nurseries.10am-12pm Make a diorama using natural materials. £10 per child. Booking essential. 01308 422654. www.grovesnurseries.co.uk
Thursday 29 August / Walk : ‘Exploring the Railway Line:Stepping into Nature’ West Bay Discovery Centre. 10am. Free event. Centre visit & walk around West Bay. All ages, dementia friendly. Donations welcome, booking required. 01308 427288 www.westbaydiscoverycentre.org.uk
Thursday 29 August / Introduction to Stone Carving Ivy House Restaurant, Groves Nurseries. 10-12pm. Have a go at some lettering & learn about the different types of local stone. Booking essential £20. 01308 422654 www.grovesnurseries.co.uk
Friday 30 August / ‘The Secret Garden’ Athelhampton House & Gardens. 7:30pm Outdoor performance by Chapterhouse Theatre Co. Bring picnic & blankets. A£16, C£11, Fam(2A & 2C) £46 from Dorchester TIC 08712 200260 www.seetickets.com
Saturday 31 August / Bridport & District Gardening Club Summer Show United Church Hall, East St, Bridport. From 12noon. Cup presentations 3pm. Refreshments available. Entry details from www.bridportgardeningclub.co.uk or Ann Brown. Entries close 28.8.19 at 7pm or email at 5pm. Free admission. 01308 424055
Saturday 31 August / ‘40s Food, Fun & Fashion’ Bridport Town Hall, DT6 3LF. 10am-2pm FASHION. Make-do-&-mend, knitting, darning, Vintage costumes, Pop-Up 40s fashion shows. Free entry. For details: firstname.lastname@example.org 01308 424169
Saturday 31 August / Dorset Art Market Sale of local artist’s works 10-2pm The Avenue Stadium Dorchester. DT1 2RY wwwdorsetartmarket.co.ukFollow me!