What’s Coming Up

in the area …. 

Saturday 20 April / Dr Ranji’s Teddybear Hospital Brewery Square, Dorchester 11am-11.30am & 1pm-1.30pm  www.brewerysquare.com  

Saturday 20 April / Children’s Easter Egg Hunt St Swithun’s Church, Bridport 11am. Free Entry. Children’s Easter egg hunt around the church yard. String shoes or wellies recommended!  http://www.bridport-team-ministry.org  

Saturday 20 April /Joey Clarkson & Elizabeth Hornby in Concert The Chapel in the Garden, Bridport, DT6 3JX 7pm-9.30pm Unitarian Chapel Spring Tour. Old and new songs with Joey, Elizabeth and Joey’s Band. £5  www.ukunitarians.org.uk 

Saturday 20 April / Abbotsbury Food Fair Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens DT3 4LA. 10am-5pm Food Fair in association with Dorset Food & Drink. Over 25 stands, cooking demonstrations. Free parking. Dogs on short leads welcome.£5 advance, £6 at door U16s free.), inc entry to the Subtropical Gardens. 01305 871387 

Sunday 21 April / Easter Bonnet Parade Baptist Church, Silver St, Lyme Regis DT7 3NY 2pm Judging of Easter Bonnets in the Baptist Church, followed by parade down Broad Street at 3pm   

Tuesday 23 April / Budapest Café Orchestra Wootton Fitzpaine Village Hall 7 for 7.30pm. Folk/gypsy band. £12, £11+65s, U16s free bco@budapestcafeorchestra.co.uk   

Wednesday 24 April / Science Café: Propelling Ourselves to a Low Carbon Future Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 7.30pm Talk by John Fraser, Senior Director: Start Here, Impellar & Propellar Systems.  www.sherborne.scafe@gmail.com  

Wednesday 24 April / Budapest Café Orchestra Powerstock Hut 7 for 7.30pm. Folk/gypsy band. £12, £11+65s, U16s free   

Thursday 25 April / Budapest Café Orchestra Burton Bradstock Village Hall 7 for 7.30pm. Folk/gypsy band. £12, £11+65s, U16s free   

Thursday 25 April / Discover the Nature of West Bay: Stepping into Nature West Bay Discovery Centre, DT6 4EN 10.45am. Centre, followed by walk around West Bay,all ages. Donations welcome, book in advance. 01308 427288 www.westbaydiscoverycentre.org.uk  

Friday 26 April / The Magic of the Musical Brownsword Hall, Poundbury 7 for 7.30pm John Hudson performs songs from a variety of well-known musicals. £10 advance/£12 at door.  www.brownswordevents.org.uk  

Friday 26 April / Diane Cluck Concert Haydon Church Studio, Haydon, Sherborne, DT9 5JB. 7.00-9.30pm Diane Cluck, folk music singer-songwriter from Charlottesville, Virginia. Bar & refreshments available

Friday 26 April / Budapest Café Orchestra Evershot Village Hall 7 for 7.30pm. Folk/gypsy band. £12, £11+65s, U16s free   

Saturday 27 April / Fundraiser Quiz Night Scout Hut, Blackberry Lane, Sherborne DT9 4DE 6.30 for 7pm Sherborne Explorers Kenya Community Project Fundraiser Quiz Night. Max 6 per team. £5 to include a Ploughman’s.Book  by 19/4 07761982256 or email 1stssg.gsl@gmail.com   

Saturday 27 April / Budapest Café Orchestra Herrison Hall, Charlton Down 7 for 7.30pm. Folk/gypsy band. £12, £11+65s, U16s free   

Saturday 27 April / Three Cane Whale Sladers Yard, West Bay, DT6 4GD 8pm multi-instrumental acoustic trio. Ancient folk with modern classical ideas. £15 / £33 with dinner. 01308 459511 www.sladersyard.wordpress.com    

Saturday 27 April / Afternoon Concert St Mary’s Church, Beaminster 3pm Martin Schellenberg (organ) & Winston Leese (trumpet)-pieces by Albinoni, Bach, Handel.£12 from Yarn Barton/Bridport Music/door.  www.beaminsterfestival.com  

Saturday 27 April / Dorset Police Male Voice Choir Bridport United Church, East St., Bridport Saturday 27 April, 7.30pm. Musical director Dr Jane Oakland. £10.50 from Bridport TIC (& Rotary members). Refreshments available. 01308 424901  

Sunday 28 April / Voice Playshop & Soundbath Oborne Village Hall, OBORNE, nr. Sherborne DT9 4LA 10am -12.30pm Angels of Sound Voice Playshop followed by 2-4pm  Divine Union Soudbath. £12 in advance for each session. 01935 389655 www.centreforpuresound.org  

Sunday 28 April / Compton 5 Mile Compton House CC, Over Compton, DT9 4QU (DT9 4RB for satnav) 8am reg, 10am adults, 10.30am juniors. 5 mile cross country with some road; Juniors – cricket ground. Dog friendly race.  A£15 C£10.  www.comptonhousecricketclub.co.uk  

Sunday 28 April / Jurassic Trail Run Marsh Barn, West Bay, Bridport 7.30am four route distance options, challenge varies. From £32.50  www.beyondevents.co.uk  

Monday 29 April / Friends of Bridport Literary Festival: Lost Dorset – illustrated talk 2.30 and The Salt Path 4pm. Bridport Arts Centre, £15 from Bridport TIC 01308 424901

Thursday 02 May / Patricia Highsmith: her life and work Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts, Middle Way, Poundbury, DT13AR 6.30-8.30pm. Talk by Elizabeth Cooke £10 0800 8089440/01305764723 www.dorsetcreativeartclasses.co.uk 

Thursday 02 May / Coffee Morning & Polling Day St Swithun’s Church, Bridport 10.45am – 11.45am A sociable  monthly coffee morning, all welcome. Enjoy a cup and cake free of charge. 01308 426459 

Thursday 02 May / First Man Litton Cheney Village Hall 7.30 PM Bride Valley Films present First Man. £5 including a glass of wine. 01308 482752 www.littoncheney.org.uk 

Friday 03 May / Dinosaurs Crafts and Story Lyme Regis Library Silver Street DT7 3HR 4.00pm-6.00pm Join us for an afternoon of dinosaur crafts. Free 01297 443151 www.dorsetforyou.com/libraries 

Friday 03 May / Divine Union Soundbath Dorchester YMCA, Sawmills Lane, Dorchester, DT1 2RZ 7-8.30pm. Experience performance of Pure Sound by musician Dean Carter.  £12, book in advance 01935 389655 www.centreforpuresound .org ahiahel@live.com 

Friday 03 – Sunday 05 May / Lyme Regis Fossil Festival Marine Theatre Plus Other Venues All things fossils: Talks, Exhibitions, Performances and Walks  www.fossilfestival.co.uk  

Saturday 04 May / White Tara Day Oborne Village Hall, Oborne, nr. Sherborne, Dorset DT9 4LA 10am-5pm Introduction to White Tara & Tibetan singing bowl soundbath. Bring lunch to share & something to lie on & under. £40 (deposit £20). 01935 389655 www.centreforpuresound.org 

Saturday 04 May / Plant Sale St Swithun’s church, Bridport 10am-12pm. Sale of plants and garden items outside the church. Refreshments in the church hall. Free  http://www.bridport-team-ministry.org/events/ 

Saturday 04 May / John Etheridge & Vimala Sladers Yard, West Bay 6.30pm Musical performance. £18 Concert / £36 with Dinner 01308 459511 www.sladersyard.wordpress.com  

Saturday 04 May / Aperitivo Night Ivy House Restaurant, Groves Nurseries, Bridport 7pm. Master Class in conjunction with mixoligist Lloyd Brown, topic, all things Italian, snacks on hand and classic aperitifs. £25 01308 807053 www.grovesnurseries.co.uk 

Saturday 04 -Monday 06 May / Open Garden Weekend Brambles Hayes, Yawl Hill Lane Lyme Regis DT7 3RP Tranquil Garden designed by ward-winning designers Jarmnan Murphy with many swing seats 01297 443084 www.sittingspiritually.co.uk/blog/2019/03/04/open-weekends-2019

Sunday 05 May / Dorset Knob Throwing Kingston Maurward, Dorchester DT2 8PY 10am-4pm Everything to do with Moore’s Dorset Knob Biscuits: throwing, eating, painting, races & Frome Valley Food Fest. £5, U12 free.  http://www.dorsetknobthrowing.com/ 

Sunday 05 May / Lyme Bay Chorale ‘They That Go Down To the Sea In Ships’ St Michael’s Church Lyme Regis 4pm £13 in Advance £15 on day.U19s Free. Prices include post-concert buffet 01297 442138 www.lymebaychorale.co.uk 

Sunday 05 May / White Tara Healing Oborne Village Hall, Oborne, nr. Sherborne, Dorset DT9 4LA Sessions between 10am & 4pm 2:1 sessions. White Tara healing & Soundbath. Limited spaces. Session £50 01935 389655 www.centreforpuresound.org 

Sunday 05 May / Half Marathon, 5KM, 10KM St Marys Field, Bridport 8am registration & parking at the same site. From £10.  www.beyondevents.co.uk 

Sunday 05 May / Bridport & District Model Railway Club Salthouse, West Bay 10am-4pm. Club Open Day. Club layouts, displays and photographic competition. £1  www.wamrc.co.uk/bridport-district-model-railway-club 

Sunday 05 May / Orchard Mayfest Celebration Bridport Community Orchard 12pm – 3pm Numerous seasonal activities activities inc. crowning of May King & Queen. Free. Bring picnic.  www.bridportcommunityorchard.org.uk 

Sunday 05 May / Afternoon Tea British Legion Hall, Victoria Grove, Bridport 1.30pm Afternoon tea to help raise funds for Cancer Research. £6. 01308 421097 

Sunday 05 May / Spring Plant Fair Athelhampton House 10am-3pm £7 includes access to house and gardens.  https://www.athelhampton.com/events 

Monday 06 May / Alweston Car Boot Sale Alweston Village Hall & Playing Field, near Sherborne. 8am–1pm Sellers £6/car £8/van. Buyers please donate to Folke Church.

Wednesday 08 May / Trifle Gathering presents ND: ‘Less’ Lyric Theatre, Barrack St., Bridport Join Trifle Gathering Productions for music documentary for the stage. A £2/12-18 £5 from Bridport TIC & BearKat Cafe. 01308 424901 www.bridportandwestbay.co.uk 

Wednesday 08 May / Got Any Gum Chum? The Salt House, West Bay DT6 7.30pm wartime memories with Arthur Watson – event marking 75th Anniversary of D Day. £3 West Bay Discovery Centre or Bridport TIC 01308 424901 www.westbaydiscoverycentre.org.uk 

Thursday 09 May / Modou Ndiaye & band Wooten Fitzpaine Village Hall 7.30pm. Artsreach Performance uniting traditional and modern sounds. From £10 . 01297 560948 www.artsreach.co.uk 

Friday 10 – Saturday 11 May /Philip Clouts and Ben Taylor (Jazz piano and double bass) Concerts at Tincleton Gallery, The Old School House, DT2 8QR 7.30 for 8 pm. £15 inc glass of wine. 01305 848909 info@tincletongallery.com 

Friday 10 – Sunday 19 May / Tudor Fest 2019 Various Various times and prices. 01305 854915/02380860327 www.courtlyemusick.co.uk 

Saturday 11 May / Plant Sale + Coffee Morning Uplyme Village Hall DT7 3UY 9.30-11.30 in aid of Air Ambulance night landing site £1  

Saturday 11 May / Bridport Choral Society Spring Concert Bridport United Church 7.30pm Spring Fantasia. Choral musical styles from the 18th century – present. £10 (including refreshments)from Bridport Music or on door.  www.bridportchoral.wordpress.com 

Saturday 11 May / Bridport Town Hall Arts & Craft Fair Bridport Town Hall, DT6 3LF 9.00am-3.00pm, free entry. Disabled access via the lift in TIC. A variety of stalls. 01308 424901 www.bridportandwestbay.co.uk 

Sunday 12 May / Sherborne Steam & Waterwheel Centre Open Day Oborne Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3RX. 11.30am-3.30pm Waterwheel and Hindley steam engines under steam. Limited parking – additional parking on Oborne Road.  

Sunday 12 May / Minterne Spring Fair Minterne Gardens, Minterne Magna DT2 7AU 11am-4.30pm in aid of RNLI and St Andrew’s Church including classic cars and longbow display. A£5 U16s free enquiries@minterne.co.uk  http://minterne.co.uk/wp/ 

Sunday 12 May / May Fete Playing Field Anning Road 1-4pm Activites, Stalls And Refreshmnets  

Sunday 12 May / Triathalon Bridport Leisure Centre 9 am Pool based and aimed at all ages & abilities, with a duathalon option. From £5.  www.beyondevents.co.uk 

Sunday 12 May / Coast to Coast Challenge Coast to Coast cycling challenge Watchet (Somerset) to West Bay. From £30 to enter: spectators free. For more info see website.  www.dsairambulance.org.uk/Pages/Category/coast-to-coast 

Sunday 12 – Thursday 16 May / Owermoigne Flower Club at Athelhampton House 10am-4.30pm. Usual admission fees apply A£14.50 C£3  https://www.athelhampton.com/events 

Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 May / Cole Porter’s Anything goes Woodmead Halls Lyme Regis DT7 3PG 7.30pm Lyme Regis Musical Theatre  Tues 14 A £10 U16s £8 Wed 15- Sat 18 A £15 U16s £8 01297 442138 

Wednesday 15 May / Charity Golf Day Lyme Regis Golf Club DT7 3HQ Lyme Regis & Axminster Rotary Club Teams of 4 Stableford Match  secretary@lymeregisrotary.org  

Thursday 16 May / Cookery Demonstration by Lesley Waters Charlton Horethorne Village Hall, DT9 4PB 11am-1.30pm Demonstration of Summer Food Recipes. Sample the results. Coffee, prize draw, enter your own cake in Bake Off. £25 Sue Gudgeon 01963 220249 keithgudgeon@btinternet.com 

Thursday 16 May / Bridport & District Gardening Club WI Hall, North St, Bridport 7.30pm “Seaside Gardening” speaker Caradoc Doy. £2.  www.bridportgardeningclub.co.uk 

Thursday 16 May / Painting `Plein Air` in the Vineyard Furleigh Estate, Salwayash, DT6 5JF 9.30am A day with artist Robert Innes, painting in the vineyard, all materials included. Refreshments included throughout the day. £80 per person 01308 488991 www.furleighestate.co.uk 

Thursday 16 May / The Sci-Fi Guy: A Talk with Chris Moore Bridport Literary & Scientific Institute, East Street, Bridport DT6 3JX Illustrator Chris Moore talks Sci-Fi authors including Philip K Dick & many others. £6 from Bridport TIC 01308 424901 www.lsibridport.co.uk 

Friday  17 May / Tolpuddle Man Shire Hall, Dorchester 8pm. Songs and scenes from the folk musical in the old Crown Court. A£12, C£10 01305 261849 www.visit shirehalldorset.org     

Friday 17 – Friday 31 May / Love your Local Market Bucky Doo Square, Bridport 10am A stall on the square with announcements from the Mayor and Bridport Town Crier.  www.bridportandwestbay.co.uk  

Saturday 18 May / New Elizabethan Singers United Church, East Street, Bridport 7pm Britten, Rutter, Tavener & Elgar. Directed by Matt Kingston. £12 Bridport Music & Goadsby.  www.thenewelizabethansingers.org.uk 

Saturday 18 May / Roger Hirons “The Plant Doctor” Chideock Village Hall 7.15pm “Plants for awkward areas in your garden” Talk, plant sale and raffle. £7- phone or by email. 07749 715091 chideockvh@gmail.com 

Saturday 18 May / Roger Hirons The Plant Doctor Chideock Village Hall. Plants for Awkward Areas in your Gardens talk.£7, £8 on door inc wine and nibbles. chideockvh@gmail.com

Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 May / Spring Tide Food Festival Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock 10am-4pm 60 +stalls with local food, drink, countryside crafts, music & family entertainment. £2, U12s free. 01297 489481 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/burton-bradstock  

Saturday 18 May – Sunday 02 June /  Open for Art Weeks Various in South Dorset Various featuring work of local arts.  www.openforart.co.uk

Sunday 19 May / Allington Strings – A Scandinavian Summer, St Mary’s Church, South St., Bridport. 3pm  £10 from Bridport Music, Bridport Bookshop or on door.

Monday 20 May / MOVIOLA   Leigh Village Hall, DT9 6HL. 7 for 7.30pm Film: ‘Green Book’. Bar & interval ice creams. £6 on door. 01935 873269 www.leighvillage.org.uk/whats-on/events-list/

Wednesday 22 May /  ‘Shady Ladies & Damp Damsels’ Uplyme Village Hall DT7 3UY 7.15 Sally Gregson of Mill Cottage Plants  gives suggestions on how to plant in those difficult spots Plants for Sale. Non Members £3  

Wednesday 22 May / Story Café at The Lyric – The Green Road by Amy Douglas and Lucy Wells. Lyric Bridport 7pm for 7:30pm £10 on door, in advance Bridport TIC 01308 424901.

Thursday 23 May / The Damnation of John Donellan Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts, Middle Way, Poundbury, DT13AR 6.30-8.30pm. Talk by Elizabeth Cooke £10 0800 8089440/01305764723 www.dorsetcreativeartclasses.co.uk 

Friday 24 May / Bridport Folk Festival Fundraiser: The Fos Brothers Bridport Town Hall, East Street, Bridport DT6 3LF 7.30pm.With support from Garry ‘The Slide Guy’ Smith. Bar Available. Tickets from Bridport TIC 01308 424901 www.bridportfolkfestival.com 

Friday 24 May / Quiz Night Brownsword Hall Poundbury 7 for 7.30pm www.brownswordevents.org.uk 

Friday 24 – Monday 27 May /  Jazz Jurassica Marine Theatre Plus Other Venues Jazz and Blues Weekend 01297 442138 www.jazzjurassica.co.uk 

Saturday 25 May / Cream Tea and Plant Sale Bradford Peverell Village Hall 3pm. Proceeds to Village Hall and Twinning Association 01305 267641/751827 .  

Saturday 25 May / Mandeville present Under an English Heaven The Salt House, West Bay 3pm Recital of music for clarinet & piano by British composers.£9 on the door, U16s free. Tea & biscuits available.

Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 May / 1940s Family Weekend Nothe Fort, Weymouth 10.30am-4.30pm.Various WW2-themed events A£8, C 5-15 £2, Family £18 (2A +2C)  https://nothefort.org.uk/news-events/1940s-home-front-family-weekend?occurrenceID=1417

Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 May / River Cottage Food Fair River Cottage HQ Trinity Hill Road EX13 8TB 10am-6pm Chefs, food debates, tips & children’s activities U16s Free  A£15  www.rivercottage.net 

Saturday 25 – Sunday 02 June /  Shire Hall Book Week Shire Hall, Dorchester Ipm come dressed as your favourite book character. 2 C free in fancy dress per full-payment adult www.shirehalldorset.org

Sunday 26 May / Blessing of the Boats & Open Day Lyme Regis Lifeboat Station 9am-2pm  RNLI Open Day 3pm Short Service  

Sunday 26 May / Voice Playshop & Soundbath Oborne Village Hall, Oborne, nr. Sherborne, Dorset DT9 4LA 10am -12.30pm Voice Playshop 2-4pm  Divine Union Soundbath. Bring something to lie on & under. £12 per session in advance. 01935 389655 www.centreforpuresound.org 

Sunday 26 May / Pirate Day West Bay. All Day. Activities for all the family, with games music & prizes.  www.piratesday.co.uk 

Sunday 26 May / Companion Dog Show Show Field West Bay 12pm with Brit Valley Rotary Club. Funds for Dorset Blind Association, Guide Dogs & Rotary Good Causes. Free Parking. £4, acc. C free.  www.rotary-ribi.org 

Sunday 26 May / Transportation:England to Australia Shire Hall, Dorchester 1pm Talk with Prof Oxley & Dr Meredith £6.50 inc. soup lunch from 12.00 pm www.shirehalldorset.org 

Monday 27 May / Alweston Car Boot Sale Alweston Village Hall & Playing Field, near Sherborne. 8am–1pm Sellers £6/car £8/van. Buyers free entry with donations to Folke Church please.  

Monday 27 – Friday 31 May / Marguerite Potting Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR Pot up your own daisy plant to grow at home.  

Wednesday 29 May – Saturday 01 June /  The Royal Bath & West Show The Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN 9am-6pm Agricultural Show, entertainment, food & drink. Tickets from Sherborne & Dorchester TICs.  

Thursday 30 May / West Bay at War: Stepping into Nature West Bay Discovery Centre 10am. Centre visit & walk around West Bay. Open to all ages-dementia friendly. Donations welcome & booking required. 01308 427288 www.westbaydiscoverycentre.org.uk

Saturday 8 June / Corscome Fest see below. Further information  www.corscombe-fest.org

Saturday 20 July / Leigh Food Fair & Vintage / Classic Car Display Taste and buy a variety of food and drinks from local producers. Entertainment includes children’ s activities. Leigh Village Hall, DT9 6HL 10.00am to 4.00pm. Proceeds to Leigh Village Hall, Hidden Needs Trust, St Andrew’s Church, Leigh and other charities. Adults £2, children under 15 Free. Contact:  Elizabeth Turnbull on 01935 873846 or elizabethturnbull70@btinternet.com  website  www.leighfoodfair.co.uk 

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