What’s Coming Up

in the area …. 

Wednesday 17 October / Somerset & Dorset Family History SocietyBroadway House Family History Centre, Peter St, Yeovil, BA20 1PN. 7.00-9.00pm.  Start of our five-week evening class ‘Essential Family History’, run by our Secretary, Ted Udall. SDFHS members: £35. Non-members: £40. Click here to go to the Events page on the SDFHS website for more information.

Wednesday 17 October – Sunday 21 October / Dorchester Literary Festival Various venues around Dorchester. Various times. Tickets £10/3 for £25 from Dorchester TIC 01305 267992 https://www.dorchesterliteraryfestival.com/events/66

Wednesday 17 October / Meet and Remember Lyme Regis Football Club, The Davy Fort, Charmouth Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3DR. 2pm-3:30pm Memory Café for those suffering memory loss &friends/carers. 01297 441224 heather@lymeforward.co.uk 

Thursday 18 – Tuesday 23 & Sunday 28 October /  Abbotsbury Enchanted Illuminations Dusk-8.30 A£10adv/12.50 gate, C£7.60adv/9.50gate 01305871130 http://abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk/gardens/events/

 Friday 19 October / Garden Masterclass Autumn Event Forde Abbey & Gardens, Chard, Somerset TA20 4LU. 10 for 10:30am- 5:00pm Talks by Rosy Hardy, Derry Watkins & Sarah Price. Garden tour by head gardener. Lunch & entry to the garden, £140. Bookings:  www.gardenmasterclass.org

Saturday 20 October / ReD Nag’s Head, 32 Silver St. Lyme Regis DT7 3HS 9pm Live Music  www.nagsheadlymeregis.com 

Saturday 20 October / Bridport Town Hall Craft Fair Bridport Town Hall, DT6 3LF 9.00am-3.00pm. Free. Disabled access via the lift in Tourist Information. 01308 424901 www.bridportandwestbay.co.uk 

Saturday 20 October / Classical Music Recital St Mary’s Church, Beaminster, DT8 3BA 3pm Anna Hashimoto, Liubov Ulybysheva & John Paul Ekins including pieces by Beethoven, Glinka & John Ireland. Tickets Yarn Barton Centre, Bridport Music or on the door. £12 01308 456297 

Saturday 20 October / Dorset Guitar Society  St Mary’s Church, Cerne Abbas DT2 7JQ 6.30pm for 7.00pm.  See below for more information

Saturday 20 October / The Battle of Holnest From Ruin to Resurgence. For more information see poster below

Saturday 20 October – Sunday 28 October / Halloween Half Term at Shire Hall, Dorchester 10am-4pm Child-focused workshops. A £8.50 C£4.50/ C in fancy 

Saturday 20 October – Wednesday 31 October / Halloween Half Term Forde Abbey & Gardens, Chard, Somerset TA20 4LU. Haunted trail, pumpkin rolling & spooky happenings. Normal admission prices apply.  01460 220231 www.fordeabbey.co.uk  

Sunday 21 October / South Wessex Organ Society Autumn Concert St Michael’s Church, Church St, Lyme Regis DT7 3DB 3 -4pm Concert by Alexander Palotai (organ scholar at Salisbury Cathedral). Retiring collection  

Tuesday 23 October / Thomas Hardye at the Dorset County Musuem Venue TBA 7:30p.m. Talk by Helen Gibson  

Tuesday 23 October to Friday 26 October/ Spooky Fun at Lulworth Castle.  See below for further information

Wednesday 24 October / Tirah Memorial Service Borough Gardens Dorchester 11:00a.m. 01305 262691 admin@dorchester-tc.gov.uk 

Wednesday 24 October / Talk: Japanese Gardens’ Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, DT7 3UY 7.30pm Talk by Nick Wray,Curator of Bristol Botanic Gardens.

Thursday 25 October / Come to Dorchester: the TUC’s call in 1934 Shire Hall, Dorchester 6.30for 7 pm Talk by Tom de Wit £5 01305261849 http://shirehalldorset.org/

Thursday 25 October / Blast from the Past flower arranging demonstration, see below

Friday 26 October / Coffee Morning and Cake Stall Baptist Church Hall, 2 Sherborne Lane, Lyme Regis, DT7 3NY Lyme Regis Branch of Cancer Research UK  

Friday 26 October / Wine Call My Bluff Brownsword Hall, Pummery Square, Poundbury, DT13GW. 7pm for 7:30pm.  www.brownswordevents.org.uk

Friday 26 October / Dinosaur Detectives A theatre show off ages 5+. Nether Compton Village Hall, 11.00am. For more information see poster below.

Saturday 27 October / Road Hogs Nag’s Head, 32 Silver St. Lyme Regis DT7 3HS 9pm Live Music  www.nagsheadlymeregis.com 

Saturday 27 October / Willow Deer Workshop Broadwindsor Craft Centre, DT8 3PX 10am-4pm Make your own Deer from Willow Workshop. £75pp 07531 417209 jojo.sadler@hotmail.co.uk 

Saturday 27 October / Barn Dance Puddletown Village Hall, 7.00 for 7.30 pm. £10 in aid of St Mary’s Church funds. Diana Wilson (01305 848510) /Bob Todd (01305 849048).

Saturday 27 – Sunday 28 October /  Hallowe’en Ghost Hunt Brewery Square Dorchetser 10am-3pm. Children’s event. Entry forms from Concierge Office opposite Dorchester South Station.  www.brewerysquare.com 

Sunday 28 October / Open Day Gartell Light Railway, Common Lane, Yenston, Templecombe, BA8 0NB. 10am-4:30pm. Ride a narrow gauge train along part of the old Somerset & Dorset line. 01963 370752 www.newglr.weebly.com

Monday 29 October / Montacute House: Filming, Funding and the Future Bridport United Church Hall, East Street, Bridport 2.30pm. Talk by Grahame Meaden for Golden Cap Association. £3 01308 863577 

Monday 29 October / Maudie Dorchester Plaza Cinema 7.45pm Dorchester Film Society film directed by Aisling Walsh. Membership required. Contact Rachel Mainland 7799143838 www.dorchesterfilmsociety.org.uk 

Tuesday 30 October / WW2 Airfields in Devon’ Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG 2.30-4 Talk by the SW Airfields Heritage Trust.  Organised by the Lyme Regis Society.  Free to members.  Visitors £3 inc refreshments  

Wednesday 31 October / Hallowe’en Ghost Walk Special King’s Arms Dorchester 8:00p.m. Kings Arms Dorchester 

Thursday 01 November / English Historical Dancing St George’s Hall, Fordington DT1 1LB. 7.30-9.30pm,historical dance specialist teacher. Loose clothes & flexible footwear advised. £6 01935 472771 thedancingmaster@outlook.com 

Thursday 01 November / “Hold the front page” Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG 14.30pm.  Talk by Richard Austin – press photographer. Organised by Friends of Lyme Regis Museum David Cox.  01297 443156 

Thursday 01 November / Vampires Old and New LSI Building, 51 East St, DT6 3JX 7pm illustrated talk, Q&A after. Donations on the door.  www.eventbrite.co.uk 

Thursday 01 November / The Real History of Parnham Loders Village Hall, DT6 3SA 2.30pm A talk by Brian Earl, curator of Beaminster Museum followed by afternoon tea. £12 01308 862530

Friday 02 November / Jo Burt – Acoustic by Candlelight St Andrew’s Church, Yetminster. 6.45 for 7.30pm  Live music & rock & roll stories from Jo Burt (Freddie Mercury, The Troggs) £10 from Sherborne TIC 01935 873814 www.joburt.co.uk 

Friday 02 November / Christmas Cheer Bingo Bridport Town Hall, DT6 3LF 7pm for 7.30pm. Prizes, bar & refreshments available. Fundraiser for a bigger & better Cheer night. 01308 424901 

Friday 02 November / An afternoon of Dorset Poetry Beaminster Museum, DT8 3NB 2.30pm From poets past and present. Admission £3. 01308 863623

Friday 02 November / All Souls Service St Swithun’s Church, Bridport 7pm A quiet service to remember loved ones who have died including this year the thirty six locals who fell in the First World War.

Saturday 03 November / Fireworks Dorchester Rugby Club Evening fireworks  https://dorchesterrfc.rfu.club/events 

Saturday 03 November / Tuneful Stories with Tim Laycock Max Gate, Dorchester 1-4pm. Admission charges apply: A £7, C £3.50, Family £17 01305 262538 john.hayes@nationaltrust.org.uk 

Saturday 03 November / “An Artist’s View of C19th Rural Britain” Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. 2.30pm The Blackmore Vale & Yeovil National Trust Association talk by Felicity Herring. Members £3, Guests £5. 01935 425383 www.bvyntassoc.wordpress.com 

Saturday 03 November / Bonfire Curry Night Lister Room, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis, DT7 Lyme Regis branch of Cancer Research UK.  Watch the fireworks while enjoying a curry 07796 951991 to book 

Saturday 03 November / Fireworks & Bonfire On The Beach Marine Parade, Lyme Regis DT7 From 6.30pm. Annual event, raising money for local charities.  

Saturday 03 November / Autumn Fair Corn Exchange, Dorchester 9.30am-12.30pm Raising funds for Dorchester Rotary Club and local charities.

Saturday 03 November / Firework Display Bridport Leisure Centre, DT6 5LN Display starts at 8pm. £4 entry & U12s free.  

Saturday 03 November / Lantern Making Workshop Bridport Town Hall, DT6 3LF 10.30-12 & 12.30-2 Traditional lantern-making workshop to join in the Christmas Cheer Lantern Procession. £2.50 Bridport TIC 01308 424901 www.bridportandwestbay.co.uk 

Saturday 03 November / Early Christmas Coffee Morning United Church Hall, South Street, Dorchester 9.30am-12pm. Stalls, raffle etc. Raising funds for Weldmar Hospicecare. £1 01305 261800 www.weld-hospice.org.uk 

Saturday 03 November / Annual Bonfire and Firework display Piddle Valley First School from 5pm A £4, C £2, U4s free

Sunday 04 November / Flute and Harp with Virginia and Florence Astley Max Gate, Dorchester From 12pm Admission charges apply: A £7, C £3.50, Family £17 01305 262538 john.hayes@nationaltrust.org.uk 

Sunday 04 November / Charity Auction The Ropemakers, Bridport Viewing 5pm, Auction 7pm in aid of The Living Tree cancer support group. 01308 422650 

Sunday 04 November / Charity Hoopathon! Bridport Leisure Centre, DT6 5LN 9am-12noon Debbie Jones will teach you how to hoop. A £5 adults, C £2.50 in aid of Alzheimer’s Society. 07585 356929 

Sunday 04 November – Sunday 11 November / Bridport Literary Festival Various,Bridport Various times and locations. Call Bridport TIC to book tickets 01308 424901 www.bridlit.com 

Tuesday 06 November / Time Travellers Guide to Beaminster 1645-1845 Beaminster Museum, DT8 3NB 2.30pm What was life really like for the ordinary people of Beaminster hundreds of years ago. £3. 01308 863623

Wednesday 07 November /  Writers in the Alley Goldie’s Bar, 36 High East Street Dorchester 7pm registration, 7.30pm start. Writers’ open mic. Donations for Weldmar Hospicecare suzie.suze1@gmail.com   

Thursday 08 November / Land of Mine Corn Exchange, Dorchester 7.30pm Dorchester Film Society film directed by Martin Zandvliet. Membership required. Contact Rachel Mainland 7799143838 www.dorchesterfilmsociety.org.uk   

Thursday 08 – Friday 09 November / Longburton Remembers St James the Great, Longburton DT9 5PD An evening to commemorate the men of Longburton who gave their lives in WW1. £10. 25% of takings to the Royal British Legion. 01963 210548, 210048 or 210561

Friday 09 November / “Lorenzo Lotto Portraits – Notes on an Exhibition” Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts, Middle Way Farm, Poundbury DT1 3AR 6.30-8.30pm Talk by Jennie Spears. £10 0800 808 9440 or 01305 764723 (office hours) 

Friday 09 November / “The Red Arrows” Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG 11am.  Illustrated talk by Phil Holt, organised by U3A Heritage Coast.  U3A free, £2 for non members  

Friday 09 November / “1914-18 And All That” Leigh Village Hall DT9 6HL 7 for 7.30pm. Talk by Lieutenant General Andrew Graham CB CBE £7.50 01935 872664/83397 

Friday 09 November / Nuit D’Amour Encore! Forde Abbey & Gardens, Chard, Somerset TA20 4LU. 7 for 7.30pm Music from Bizet to Broadway. £20  www.fordeabbey.co.uk 

Friday 09 November / State of Play Arts – The Gathering – Messages from the Great War Marhull, Sturminster Newton, DT10 1PS 19:30pm play by Gill and Tony Horitz, about 2 Dorset soldiers who fought in World War 1. A £10.00 C £6.00 Family £25.00 www.stateofplayarts.co.uk 

Friday 09 November / “Dreaming The Night Field” by Adverse Camber Wootton Fitzpaine village hall, DT6 6ND 7.30-10pm Welsh storytelling  alongside exquisitely haunting live music. £9.  U18s £7. £28 Family ticket 01297 560948 www.artsreach.co.uk/event/dreaming-the-night-field   

Saturday 10 November / Dance at Evershot  Evershot Village Hall   8pm The Mutter Slater Band – American Blues, Soul & RnB. £8 01935 83784

Saturday 10 November / The Relics Nags Head, 32 Silver St, Lyme Regis, DT7 3HS 9pm Live Music  www.nagsheadlymeregis.com

Saturday 10 November / Crafts and Gifts Fair Corn Exchange, Dorchester  10am-4pm 

Saturday 10 November / “Path of Heart, Path of Mind, Entering Saint Teresa’s Interior Castle” The Quaker Meeting House, Bridport, DT6 3NZ 10am-4pm with Sue Howse, guide for interior spiritual journey. Donations £10-40. Bring & share lunch.  iona.lake@aol.co.uk 

Saturday 10 November / Afternoon Tea Party Walditch Village Hall 3-5pm Raffle, crafts, book stall & Bothenhampton Knit & Knatter. Proceeds to West Dorset Mencap

Saturday 10 November / Lantern Making Workshop Bridport Town Hall, DT6 3LF 10-3 Group lantern making, large-scale workshop to join in the Christmas Cheer Lantern Procession. £2.50 Bridport TIC 01308 424901 

Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 November / MacMillan Christmas Fair Kingston Maurwood, Dorchester Sat 10-4, Sun 10-3. £5  http://www.macmillanchristmasfair.co.uk/ 

Saturday 10, Saturday 17, Saturday 24 November / Willow Workshops Broadwindsor Craft Centre, DT8 3PX 17th 10am-4pm Make a Deer from Willow Workshop. £75. 10 and 24th 10am-1pm Make a willow wreath workshop. £35. 07531 417209 jojo.sadler@hotmail.co.uk

Sunday 11 November / Fauré’s Requiem St Michael’s Church, Church St, Lyme Regis, DT7 3DB 4pm.  Lyme Bay Chorale’s performance to mark Armistice and Remembrance Sunday  hilary@lymebaychorale.co.uk 

Sunday 11 November / Armistice Day 1918 Readings Max Gate, Dorchester 2-4pm Admission charges apply: A £7, C £3.50, Family £19 01305 262538 john.hayes@nationaltrust.org.uk 

Sunday 11 November / Battle’s Over Coopers Field, Hospital Lane, North Allington, DT6 5RG 4pm 100 yrs of remembrance, live music, bonfire, fish & chip van, torchlight procession to the beacon at 7pm. 

Sunday 11 November / Rememberance Parade Various, Dorchester 11am War Memorial, South Walks followed by St George’s cemetery, 7pm ‘Battle’s Over, a Nation’s Tribute’  

Monday 12 November / Moviola: The Bookshop Leigh Village Hall  DT9 6HL 7pm. £6 on the door.  https://www.leighvillage.org.uk/events/moviola 

Monday 12 – Friday 16  November / Bridlit Fringe Bridport Written and performed words in a wide range of genres. Tickets Bridport TIC 01308 424901 www.bridlitfringe.co.uk

Wednesday 14 November / An Evening with Terri Waite St Peter’s Church, High East St, Dorchester. 6.30 for 7pm Tickets from Church 14-22/10 &Shire Hall from 22/10 A £8, U18s £4  01305 771182 paulvittleweymouth@gmail.com 

Wednesday 14 November /“Archaeological Dowsing Hunt for the Dorchester Roman Fort” Dorford Centre, Dorchester 7.30pm. Talk by Peter Emery £3 to charity, Little Hearts Matter.

Thursday 15 November / “The Wildlife Wanderer” St George’s Hall, Fordington Dorchester 7.45pm Talk by David Bailey for Douth Dorset RSPB group. Member £3, non-member £4 suehampson22@gmail.com   

Thursday 15 November / “Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer’’ Charmouth Beach, Charmouth, DT7 3DR 7.30-10pm Shane Shambhu combines Indian Dance & Comedy in his life story. £10.  U18s£6 07967 759135 www.artsreach.co.uk/event/shane-shambhu  

Thursday 15 – Saturday 17 November / “Present Laughter” a play by Noel Coward Corn Exchange, Dorchester Evening performances 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 2.30pm. A £10 U18s £7 from Dorchester TIC 01305 267992 

Saturday 17 November / Christmas Craft Fair & Santa’s Grotto Peek Hall, Rousden DT7 3XW 11-4pm  First ever Craft Fair in the village hall  rousdonshow@gmail.com 

Saturday 17 November / 60’s Night The Pavillion, Bridport Leisure Centre 7pm-late, charity event for Brit Valley Rotary. Tickets £10 inc supper. 07903152769/07703327688

Saturday 17 November / Only Fools and 3 Courses Eypes Mouth Hotel, Eype Dinner and Only Fools and Horses comedy evening. Book in advance. £45 01308 423300 www.eypesmouthhotel.co.uk 

Saturday 17 November / Shelbys Elbow Nags Head, 32 Silver St, Lyme Regis, DT7 3HS 9pm Live Music  www.nagsheadlymeregis.com 

Saturday 17 November / NTSouth Dorset association AGM and talk Brownsword Hall, Pummery Square, Poundbury, DT1 3GW 2.30pm AGM followed by talk by Hannah Jefferson. 01300 321601 www.southdorsetnt.org.uk 

Saturday 17 November / Bridport Town Hall Craft Fair Bridport Town Hall, DT6 3LF 9.00am-3.00pm A variety of stalls including jewellery, cushions, cards,wood turned items, gifts & present ideas. 01308 424901 www.bridportandwestbay.co.uk 

Saturday 17 November / Bridport Vegan Market Bridport Youth & Community Centre, DT6 3RL 10-2.30pm hot & cold food, eco products, 

Saturday 17 November / Christmas Fair Leigh Village Hall, 10.00am – 2.00pm

Sunday 18 November / Eype Makers Market Highlands End, DT6 6AR  10-4pm 40+ artisans & makers, raising money for RNLI & local charities. Refreshments & free parking.  01308 424321

Sunday 18 November / Ken Gollop’s Shady Tree talk Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG 2.30-4.30.  Ken’s final talk. He shares his unique view of Lyme’s past.  £3  

Thursday 22 November / Prince of Nothingwood Corn Exchange, Dorchester 7.30pm Dorchester Film Society film directed by Sonia Kronlund. Membership required. Contact Rachel Mainland 7799143838 www.dorchesterfilmsociety.org.uk 

Friday 23 November / “How to Become a Struggling Artist” Brownsword Hall, Pummery Square, Poundbury, DT13GW. 7pm for 7:30pm. Talk by Simon Gudgeon of Sculptures by the Lake.  www.brownswordevents.org.uk 

Saturday 24 November / Brewery Square Christmas Illuminations Brewery Square, Dorchester 5-7pm. Family activities and live music.  http://www.brewerysquare.com/brewery_square_whats_on_in_the_square.cfm 

Saturday 24 November / Classical Music Concert with Diego Incertis Sanchez St Mary’s Church, Dorchester 7.30pm Pieces by Wagner, Strauss, Respghi and Mendelssohn for Dorset Chamber Orchestra. A £15, U18s £1 01305 260360 http://www.harmonymusic.co.uk/ 

Saturday 24 November / Dinner and ‘Fawlty Towers’ Eypes Mouth Hotel, Eype Dinner and Fawlty Towers entertainment. Book in advance. £45 1308 423300 www.eypesmouthhotel.co.uk 

Saturday 24 November / Shakedown Ridge Nags Head, 32 Silver St, Lyme Regis, DT7 3HS 9pm Live Music  www.nagsheadlymeregis.com 

Saturday 24 November / Carol Singing South Street, Dorchester 9.30-10.30am  

Saturday 24 November / Coffee Morning Bethany Chapel, Coombe St, Lyme Regis DT7 10.30-12.30pm. 01297 598246 

Saturday 24 November / Christmas Fayre St Swithun’s Church, Bridport 12-2.30pm Raffle, plants, gifts, cakes, refreshments. Free 

Saturday 24 November / Amateur Boxing Tournament Freshwater Holiday Park, DT6 4PT 7.30pm Bridport & District amateur boxing club, held under A.B.A rules. £15 from Bridport TIC 01308 424901 

Sunday 25 November/ Candles on the Hill St Catherine’s Chapel, Abbotsbury 3pm. Event in aid of St. Nicholas Church & Abbotsbury children’s playground. Candle bags £2 from local businesses  

Monday 26 November / “Gardens of the First World War” Bridport United Church Hall, East St 2.30pm. Talk by Christine Stones for Golden Cap Assoc. Non-members £3 01308 863577 

Tuesday 27 November / “Recent Research Along The Jurassic Coast” Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG 2.30-4pm.  Talk by Sam Scriven for Earth Science Jurassic Coast Team/ Dorset Wildlife Trust/Lyme Regis Society. £2 members, £3 Visitors  

Wednesday 28 November / AGM November, followed by “Foraging In The Garden” Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, DT7 3UY AGM 7.30pm, talk at 8pm.  Talk by Anne Swithinbank for Uplyme & Lyme Regis Horticultural Society  

Thursday 29 November / Nile Hilton Incident Corn Exchange, Dorchester 7.30pm Dorchester Film Society film directed by Tarik Saleh. Membership required. Contact Rachel Mainland 7799143838 www.dorchesterfilmsociety.org.uk  

 

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