What’s Coming Up

in the area …. 

Friday 15 – Saturday 16 February / Snowdrop Weekends at Forde Abbey Forde Abbey TA20 4LU 10pm-4.30pm. A£5, C£2.50. Guided tours 10am-12pm £20.  www.fordeabbey.co.uk 

Saturday 16 February / Black Ven Open Mic – Spoken Word & Acoustic Music The Galley Café, Broad St, Lyme Regis, DT7 3QD 7pm for 7.30pm Sign up on the night. £2 on the door.  www.blackvenpress@gmail.com 

Saturday 16 February / Jess Upton & The Guilty Pleasures The Tithe Barn, Symondsbury 7.30pm with Shelby’s Elbow. Helping to raise money for St Catherine’s Pre-School. £12 01308 424441 www.billetto.co.uk 

Saturday 16 – Sunday 24 February / Superheroes Half Term Events Shire Hall, Dorchester 10am -5pm. Usual admission fees apply A£8.50 C£4.50. 2 free children /adult if in fancy dress. Tues and Thurs storytelling in the cells. 01305 261849 www.shirehalldorset.org 

Sunday 17 February / Transformational Breath Introductory Workshop Watercleaves, Bridport, DT6 5HW 1.30-5.30pm What our breathing patterns reveal about how we live. £45. 07884 191459 www.breathwithbreath.co.uk

Sunday 17 February / Crystal & Tibetan Singing Bowl Soundbath The Chapel in The Garden Bridport  2-4pm Experience a magic performance of pure sound, deeply relaxing. £12 booking in advance. 01935 389655 www.centreforpuresound.org 

Monday 18 February / Oskar’s Amazing Adventure Martinstown Village Hall 3pm Children’s Film £6, £5, £20 Fam 01305 889963 www.artsreach.co.uk

Tuesday 19 February / Oskar’s Amazing Adventure see below

Tuesday 19 February / Claire Western “Rich Combinations” Mixed Media/Collage Woodmead Halls, Hill Road Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG 2pm-4pm   Visitors £5  01297 445464 www.lymeregisartssociety.org.uk  

Wednesday 20 February / Life of William Barnes and his Poetry Catholic Church Hall, Westbury, Sherborne 2.30pm. Sherborne WI talk by Brian Caddy. New members/visitors welcome (£4)  

Thursday 21 February / Bridport & District Gardening Club WI Hall, North Street, Bridport 7.30pm “Spectacular South African Flora” by Rosemary Legrand. £2  www.bridportgardeningclub.co.uk 

Thursday 21 February / The Swannery- a year through the lens St George’s Church Hall, Fordington 7.45pm Talk by Charles Walker for the RSPB Group. £3 members, £4 non-members  suehampson22@gmail.com 

Thursday 21 – Friday 22 February / Dorchester’s Underground Tunnels Corn Exhange Dorchester Talk by mayor David Taylor.  21st  6.30 &8pm. 22nd  5 & 7 pm. Tickets from Town Hall Offices Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Friday 22 February / Café Refresh Friday Dorford Centre, Bridport Road 2.30-4pm.  

Friday 22 – Saturday 23 February / Bo-Peep, a pantomime by Paul Reakes Broadmayne Village Hall 7.30pm plus 1.30pm 23rd only.  harry1743@btinternet.com 

Friday 22 – Saturday 23 February /Snowdrop Weekends at Forde Abbey Forde AbbeyTA204LU 10pm-4.30pm. A£5, C2.50. Guided tours 10am-12pm £20.  www.fordeabbey.co.uk 

Saturday 23 February / Community Breakfast / Walk The Hall Glanvilles Wootton Walk 8.30am Breakfast 9-11 £5 01963 210562

Sunday 24 February / Nineteenth-century Criminal Justice – a talk by Dr Rose Wallis Shire Hall, Dorchester 1pm £6.50 inc. soup . 01305 261849 www.shirehalldorset.org 

Sunday 24 February / Angels of Sound Voice Playshop Oborne Village Hall, DT9 4AQ 10am-12.30pm. Out loud form of meditation. Learn to work with notes/chakras.  £12 in advance 01935 389655 www.centreforpuresound.org ahiahel@live.com 

Sunday 24 February / Crystal and Tibetan Singing Bowl Soundbath Oborne Village Hall, DT9 4AQ 2-4pm. Experience performance of Pure Sound by musician Dean Carter.  £12,  in advance. 01935 389655 www.centreforpuresound.org ahiahel@live.com 

Monday 25 February / Is there such a thing as a perfect tree? Bridport United Church Hall 2.30pm Talk by Ray Hawes for Golden Cap Assoc. £3 01308 863577 

Wednesday 27 February / The Otters Return to Southern Britain Uplyme Village Hall DT7 7.30pm Talk by Graham Roberts, ecology and distribution of otters locally and nationally.  

Thursday 28 February / Under the Tree Corn Exhange, Dorchester 7.30pm  Dorchester Film Society film directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson. Membership required. Contact Rachel Mainland 07799 143838 www.dorchesterfilmsociety.org.uk 

Friday 01 March / Rock ‘N’ Roll Bingo The Tithe Barn Symondsbury Estate, DT6 6HG 7.30pm for 8pm Prize bingo music quiz followed by a disco. £8 online. 01308 424116 www.symondsburyestate.co.uk 

Saturday 02 – Sunday 10 March / Crocus Week Forde Abbey 10am-4pmThe jewel-like-flowers will carpet the lawns, although many bulbs will have been in bloom since mid-February.  www.fordeabbey.co.uk 

Sunday 03 March / Plant & Gardening Fair Forde Abbey 10am-4pm. 30+  stalls, selling plants and gardening sundries  www.fordeabbey.co.uk 

Sunday 03 March / Rhythm Tap Workshop Loders Village Hall, DT6 3SA 12.45-4.30pm. Two x1.5 hr sessions with break. 2 years of tap experience needed.  chrisholland2845@gmail.com 

Sunday 03 March / Divine Union Soundbath Dorchester YMCA, Sawmills Lane, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 2RZ 7-7.30pm. Experience performance of Pure Sound by musician Dean Carter.  £12, book in advance. 01935 389655 www.centreforpuresound.org ahiahel@live.com 

Tuesday 05 March / Art Demonstration “Sandbanks/Portrait” Pastel Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3PG 2pm – 4pm. Lyme Regis Art Society demonstration by Nina Squires. £5 visitors. 01297 445464 

Tuesday 05 March / Poetry: The Life & Death of A Love Affair Literary & Scientific Institute, East Street, Bridport DT6 3JX 7pm Free Taster Session for a 6 week course – poetry of Syliva Plath & Ted Hughes -tickets available from Bridport TIC 01308 424901 www.lsibridport.co.uk/ 

Wednesday 06 March / Growing Vegetables in Small Spaces St George’s Church Hall, Fordington 7.15 for 7.30pm. Talk by Sally Nex for Dorchester and District Gardening Club. £3 non-members 01305 268523 

Thursday 07 March / Talk: The Relevance of the Amazonian Rain Forest Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3PG 2.30pm. Talk by Sir Ghilean Prance FRS  www.woodmeadhalls.co.uk 

Thursday 07 March / Coffee Morning St Swithun’s Church, Bridport 10.45am – 11.45am monthly, all welcome. Enjoy a cup of coffee and cake FOC.  

Thursday 07 March / How Hardy Frames His Texts Kingston Maurwood College, Dorchester DT2 8PY 7 for 7.30pm. Talk by Dr Mary Rimmer 01305 262735 www.hardysociety.org 

Friday 08 March / Shelby’s Elbows Charity Music Night The Tithe Barn Symondsbury Estate, DT6 6HG 7.30pm Raising money for Ovarian Cancer Action & Target Ovarian Cancer. £5 01308 424116 www.symondsburyestate.co.uk 

Friday 08 March / Jess Upton Gig Chapel in the Garden, East St., Bridport. 8pm. Jess Upton, Robbie McIntosh, Steve Wilson.£10. 07977 273767 info@jessupton.com  / www.facebook.com/uptonmcintoshwilson 

Saturday 09 March / All at Sea United Church South Street, Dorchester 7pm Casterbridge Male Voice Choir and Old Gaffers (Sea Shanties). £5 from Dorchester TIC 01305 267992

Saturday 09 March / Coffee Morning & Frugal Lunch Long Bredy Village Hall 10.30-2pm. Proceedsfrom lunch to Gully’s Place (Kingfisher Ward, DCH). Also stall selling cakes & savouries 01308 482882 

Saturday 09 March / Music for Youth with Martin Clunes St Mary’s Church, Dorchester 4pm. Featuring Nutcraker Suite – Tchaikovsky and The Socerer’s Apprentice – Dukas. A £12 U18s £1  www.dorchesterchamberorchestra.org 

Saturday 09 March / Dorset Women’s Week Dorford Centre, Bridport Road 10am-3.30pm. Workshops, crafts, stalls and more 07956 896114 wanddorset@gmail.com  / www.wandwomen.co.uk 

Saturday 09 March / Artsreach: BSO Trio of Flute, Viola & Harp Litton Cheney Village Hall, DT2 9AU. 7.30pm. BSO Barbara Brown, Tom Beer & Eluned Pierce present an evening of music featuring Debussy, Faure, Handel & Arnold Bax. £10. 01308 482552. 

Saturday 09 March / Light to Darkness: From War to new beginnings Bridport Heritage Forum. Loders Village Hall, DT6 3SA. 2pm. Remembering WW1 in stories words and song with Tinkers Cuss & Friends. Members: £1.50 Visitors: £3.

Monday 11 March / Exploring Life in the Antarctic Deep Sea THS Lecture Theatre, Dorchester Dr Jon Copley National Oceanography Centre Southampton to celebrate British Science Week. FOC ticket from TIC/ THS

Monday 11 March / Moviola Film in Leigh Leigh Village Hall, DT9 6HL 7pm Film: The Wife. Bar and Interval ice creams. £6 on door. 01935 873269 www.leighvillage.org.uk/whats-on/events-list/ 

Monday 11 March / Human Flow Plaza, Dorchester 7.45pm Dorchester Film Society film directed by Ai Weiwei. Membership required. Contact Rachel Mainland 07799 143838 www.dorchesterfilmsociety.org.uk 

Tuesday 12 March / Art Society Workshop: Jake Winkle “Wildlife in Watercolour” Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3PG 2pm-4pm Lyme Regis Art Society Workshop. Visitors £5/members free. 01297 445464 www.jakewinkle.co.uk 

Tuesday 12 March /  `The Kitchen is the key to victory` Women  Food on the Bridport Homefront 1914-1919 Bridport heritage Forum. United Church Hall, East St, DT6 3LJ. 2.30pm. A talk by Professor Karen Hunt, refreshments provided. Members: £1 Visitors £3. 01308 425710. jferentzi@aol.com.

Wednesday 13 March / The End of the Cretaceous: Global and Local Perspectives Committee Room 1, County Hall, Dorchester 7pm. Talk by Prof. Andy Gale. £5  

Friday 15 March / Bridport Folk Festival Fundraiser: Mitchell & Vincent Bridport Town Hall, East Street, DT6 3LF 7pm for 7:45pm.Support from Mellohed. £10.50 from Bridport TIC. 01308 424901 www.bridportfolkfestival.com 

Saturday 16 March / Black Ven ‘Spoken Word and Acoustic Music open mic’ The Galley Café, Broad Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QD 7pm for 7.30pm start. Sign up on the night. £2 on the door. Poetry, Music, Story and Song  blackvenpress@gmail.com 

Saturday 16 March / Prehistoric Fish Headdress and Mask Making The Hub, Church Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3BS 10am – 3pm. Mask-making workshop for the Fossil Festival illuminated parade 3rd May. £8 01297 445021 www.fossilfestival.co.uk 

Saturday 16 March / Charity Spring Ball Freshwater Club House, Bridport 7.30pm Entertainment by Shelbys Elbows, one course meal, raffle. £20 Sponsored by A.G. Down Funeral Directors & Chesil Theatre Supplies. Helen 07762374838 or Michelle 07983712156 

Saturday 16 March / St Patrick’s Day Ceilidh The Tithe Barn Symondsbury Estate, DT6 6HG 7.30pm St Patrick’s celebration with fancy dress, a ceilidh & drinks offers. £8 online or by phone. 01308 424116 www.symondsburyestate.co.uk 

Saturday 16 March / Teed Up Milborne St Andrew Village Hall 7.30pm. Blues band. £10 Grays Store 01258 837280

Sunday 17 March / Bridport’s Best Breakfast St Mary’s Church Hall, South St Bridport 9am – 12pm Profits will help fund the Bridport Food Festival & other local projects. Advance £6 from T.I.C, £7 on door. 01308 424901 

Sunday 17 March / World Spirit Buckland Newton Village Hall 7.30pm. Live music. A £10, U18s £7, £28 family from Old Chapel Stores or Artsreach 01300 345455 www.artsreach.co.uk 

Sunday 17 March / Family Science Festival Corn Exchange, Dorchester 1pm-5pm. Family-friendly interactive activities. FOC 

Monday 18 March / Vinyl Saturday Record & CD Fair United Reformed Church, East St., Bridport 10am-4pm -buy and sell records, cds and memorabilia. £1 (Trade Entry £3, 8.30am) John 07548 278276 www.vinylsaturday.co.uk  / hdicksrecords@yahoo.co.uk  

Tuesday 19 March / Tolpuddle Martys Remixed Shire Hall, Dorchester 10am-4pm. Augmented Art Exhibition by Jason Wisher-Mills. Usual admission fees apply A£8.50 C£4.50 01305 261849 www.shirehalldorset.org 

Thursday 21 March / Bridport Gardening Club Annual General Meeting WI Hall, North Street, Bridport 7.30pm. Non members are welcome on payment of a small entry fee.  www.bridportgardeningclub.co.uk 

Thursday 21 March / Birds of Florida and other wildlife St George’s Church Hall, Fordington 7.45 pm. Talk by Margaret Wellspring for South Dorset RSPB. £3 members, £4 visitors  suehampson22@gmail.com 

Thursday 21 March / Speaking Up Festival Dorford Centre, Bridport Road 11am-2pm. Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day, lunch provided. 07902 528895 Lisa lisa@peoplefirstdorset.org.uk 

Thursday 21 March / Dorchester Piano Quartet Corn Exchange, Dorchester 11.30am. Retiring collection for Dorchester Piano Quartet and Dorchester Arts Centre.  

Friday 22 March / Martin Vander Weyer Brownsword Hall, Pummery Aquare, Poundbury 7 for 7.30pm Talk about business and economics £6 Poundbury Garden Centre / £8 on door www.brownswordevents.org.uk 

Friday 22 March / Café Refresh Friday Dorford Centre, Bridport Road 2.30-4pm.  

Friday 22 March / Joint School’s Symphonia Orchestra Leweston School, DT9 6EN 7.30pm Joint Schools’ Sinfonia and Sinfonietta play Bizet, Overture to Carmen and others. 01935 810518 

Friday 22 March / Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll The Chapel in the Garden, 49 East Street, Bridport, DT6 3JX 7.30pm English fiddle partnership present the art of connection. £8 advance / £10 on door  www.wegottickets.com/englishfiddle 

Tuesday 26 March / James Budden “Approach to Figure Drawing” Demonsration Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3PG 2pm- 4pm Lyme Regis Art Society. Pencil/Charcoal demonstration. Visitors £5/members free. 01297 445464 

Tuesday 26 March / Designing A Border Uplyme Village Hall DT7 3UY 7.30pm Uplyme Horticultural Society talk by Sally Leaney.  https://ulrhs.wordpress.com/ 

Wednesday 27 March / Play to Win The Day Shire Hall, Dorchester 7.30pm. Folk drama by Time & Tide 01305 261849 www.shirehalldorset.org 

Thursday 28 March / The Wound (Inxeba) and AGM Corn Exchange, Dorchester 7.30pm Dorchester Film Society film directed by John Trengove. Membership required. Contact Rachel Mainland 07799 143838 www.dorchesterfilmsociety.org.uk 

Saturday 30 March / Bridport & District Spring Show United Church Hall, Bridport, DT6 3LJ. 12pm. Flowers, floral arrangements, pot plants, vegetables, photography, Arts & Crafts, cookery, preserve & Light refreshments. Free admission. Entry Details and schedules available from www.bridportgardeningclub.co.uk or 01308 424055

Saturday 30 March / Bridport Shakespeare Company present Hot Night Chapel in the Garden, East St., Bridport. 7.30pm. Cocktails, comedy, open mic, full indian meal (Bella’s Kitchen) £17.50 from TIC 01308 424901 www.bridportandwestbay.co.uk 

Saturday 30 March / Bridport Gardening Club Spring Show United Church Hall, East Street, Bridport 12pm – 3pm A “Village Show”. To enter, download form or phone Ann Brown 01308 42455 www.bridportgardeningclub.co.uk 

Saturday 30 March / Jazz Night Sladers Yard, West Bay, DT6 4GD 8pm. Classics from the history of jazz. £18 or £36 with Dinner. 01308 459511 sladersyard.wordpress.com 

Sunday 31 March / Voice Playshop & Soundbath Oborne Village Hall, nr. Sherborne, DT9 4LA 10am -12.30pm Angels of Sound Voice Playshop followed by 2-4pm  Divine Union Soudbath. £12 in advance. 01935 389655 www.centreforpuresound.org

Sunday 31 March / Mothers’ Day Cream Teas Shire Hall, Dorchester Afternoon. £12.50pp. Book in advance 01305 261849 www.shirehalldorset.org

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