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Thursday 26 July – Friday 31 August / Dinosaur Explorers! Dinosaur Museum, Dorchester www.thedinosaurmuseum.com
Friday 3 to Monday 6 August and Friday 14 to Sunday 16 September 2018 / Plush Festival another exceptional series of concerts to the beautiful venue of St Johns, Plush in Dorset. Highlights include the return of Sir András Schiff for Book II of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, the Heath Quartet, talented young Italian pianist Filippo Gorini, the complete cycle of Beethoven’s cello sonatas and a typically vibrant roster of Plush Ensemble musicians. Music Director Adrian Brendel has asked friend and collaborator Tim Horton to curate the 2018 festival programme. An outstanding pianist, Tim is a core member of the Plush Ensemble who has toured all over Europe with Adrian. The two will share the stage together at this year’s festival. Information: 020 3286 1885 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 11 – Sunday 19 August / Burton Bradstock Festival of Music and Art St Mary’s Church and Village Hall, Burton Bardstock Various times, locations and prices. Phone for details 01308 897203 www.burtonbradstockfestival.com
Monday 13 – Sunday 19 August / Lyme Regis Community Week Various venues To raise funds for local good causes
Wednesday 15 August / Gillingham & Shaftesbury Agricultural Show Motcombe Turnpike Showground, SP9 7PL 8.30am – 6.30pm Displays, trade stands, education area, food hall, Scarecrow Trail plus much more. Tickets from Sherborne and Dorchester TICs: A £13, C (5-16) £3, U5s Free, Family (2A 3C) £31. On Showday: £16/£4/free/£39.
Wednesday 15 August / Archaelogy of West Dorset Kingcombe Centre nr Toller Pocurum 9.45am-4pm. Talk by Chris Tripp www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org .
Thursday 16 August / Strawberries and Prosecco Lister room, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis, DT7 Lyme Regis branch of Cancer Resarch UK. Event as part of Community Week 07796 951991 to book
Thursday 16 – Saturday 18 August / A Midsummers Night’s Dream Chapel in the Garden – Open Air 7pm Bridport Shakespeare Company presents. Email reservations – limited seats, pay what you can. Average donation £5. email@example.com
Friday 17 August / Willow Owl Workshop Broadwindsor Craft Centre, DT8 3PX 10am-4pm Make a Willow Owl Workshop £65pp. 07531 417209 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 18 August / Bug Tree Swamp The Royal Standard, 25 Marine Parade, Lyme Regis DT7 3JF 9PM Live Music www.theroyalstandardlymeregis.co.uk
Saturday 18 August / Dorchester Summer Vegan Market Dorchester Corn Exchange DT11HF 9.30-2. Free entry
Saturday 18 August / Cider Festival Borough Gardens, Dorchester 3pm. Organised by the Round Table
Saturday 18 August / Bridport Carnival Bridport 7:00pm. Procession, live music in South Street & Family Disco in The Conservative Club, North Street. Fun Fair in West Street Car Park
Sunday 19 August / Tony Lowe Borough Gardens, Dorchester 2.30pm. Singing concert.
Sunday 19 August / Buckham Fair Beaminster Down DT8 3SH 9 am. Pony & Dog Show in aid of DCH Cancer Appeal. Fair, food and drink until 9pm. £8, C free. www.buckhamfair.co.uk
Sunday 19 August / Musical Shakespeare In The Garden, Hamlet Mapperton House, DT8 3NR 2.30pm Performed by The Three Inch Fools. Picnics welcome from 1pm. Tickets £15/£12 concessions (senior citizens/u 18’s) 01308 742090 www.mapperton.com
Sunday 19 August / Bridport Torchlight Procession Bridport to West Bay Torches sale 6pm to 8:30pm, Bucky-Doo Square. Procession 9:00pm to West Bay.Dancing, live music, BeachBonfire on East Beach.Fireworks 10:30pm
Monday 20 August / Bird Watch at Lamberts Castle Car Park. Lambert’s Castle. Near Marshwood. SY366988 10 – 12 noon. Short stroll for migrating birds. Axe Vale & District Conservation Society www.axevaleconservation.org.uk
Tuesday 21 August / Music By The Sea The Shelters, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis 8 – 9.15pm Lyme Regis Town Band. FREE
Wednesday 22 August / Plant to Plate’ Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, Lyme Regis, DT7 3UY 7.30pm Talk by Sue Applegate of Hurstbrook Plants http://www.ulrhs.wordpress.com/
Thursday 23 August / The Melplash Show West Bay Showground, DT6 4EG Livestock, horses, homecrafts and horticulture exhibits. 350+ stands U16’s free, A £14/£16 on the gate. Available from TICs 01308 424901 www.melplashshow.co.uk
Thursday 23 – Monday 27 August / The Great Dorset Steam Fair 2018 see below
Friday 24 August / Barn Dance Corn Exchange Dorchester from 7.30pm £15 inc Ploughman’s Supper organised by Friends of Dorset County Hospital 01305 255896 email@example.com
Friday 24 August / Little Women Athelhampton House and Gardens, DT27LG 7.30pm. Open-air performance by The Chapterhouse Theatre Company. A £16, C £10, family £46 01305 267992 firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 24 August / Willow Artic Leaping Hare Workshop Broadwindsor Craft Centre, DT8 3PX 10am-4pm Make a leaping hate workshop £75pp. 07531 417209 email@example.com
Saturday 25 August / The Be Bop Daddies The Royal Standard, 25 Marine Parade, Lyme Regis DT7 3JF 9PM Live Music www.theroyalstandardlymeregis.co.uk
Saturday 25 August / The Big Cream Tea Lister room, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis, DT7 3 – 5pm. Lyme Regis Branch of Cancer Research UK event 07796 951991 to book
Saturday 25 August / Anonymous Music Festival Maumbury Rings, Dorchester 11-6. Free http://www.dorchester-tc.gov.uk/
Saturday 25 August / Wings and Wheels Henstridge Airfield (BA8 0TF), 10am onwards. In support of Dorset and Somerset Ambulance Service. A £5, U16s free 07787 744163
Saturday 25 August / Bridport Town Hall Craft Fair Bridport Town Hall, DT6 3LF 9.00am-3.00pm, free entry. Variety of stalls. 01308 424901 www.bridportandwestbay.co.uk
Saturday 25 August / Bridport Vegan Market Bridport Youth & Community Centre, DT6 3RL 10-2.30pm Free entry. facebook: bridportvegan
Sunday 26 August / Bug Tree Swamp Nag’s Head, 32 Silver St, Lyme Regis DT7 3HS 4pm Live Band www.nagsheadlymeregis.com
Sunday 26 August / Candles On The Cobb The Cobb, Lyme Regis, DT7 3JJ Music 2pm. Candles 8pm. Raising money for charity and commemorating the anniversary of WW1.
Sunday 26 August / Love Parade Town Pump, Dorchester town centre 12pm start. Annual Gay Pride parade.
Sunday 26 August / RNLI Fun Day West Bay, Bridport From 2pm West Bay Fun Day, children’s games, stalls, cream teas & more.
Monday 27 August / Maumbury Rings Music Day Maumbury Rings, Dorchester 1-10pm. Free Bank holiday music event. http://www.dorchester-tc.gov.uk/
Monday 27 August / Flower and Dog Show Whitchurch Canonicorum Village Hall DT6 6RF Flower & Dog Show with entertainment & classic vehicles Adults £1.50 – under 16 free 07929 475120
Tuesday 28 August / Rhyme Time in the Park Borough Gardens, Dorchester 2.30-3pm. U8s to be accompanied by an adult
Tuesday 28 August / Music By The Sea The Shelters, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis 8 – 9.15pm Lyme Regis Town Band. FREE
Thursday 30 August / Vintage Fashion Show Dukes Auction House Copper Street Brewery Square Dorchester DT11GA 7:30 p.m. Vintage Fashion Show – Reception & canapes Tickets £20 from Dorchster TIC firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 01 September / Bekak Gin Festival Corn Exchange, Dorchester. 7pm-11pm. Dorchester Food & drink. Gin tasting & festival. £13 email@example.com
Saturday 01 September / Mrs Yeobright’s Last Walk Thorncombe Wood Car Park, Higher Bockhampton. 10:30am. Led by Tony Fincham (not a circular route). 01305 251501/ 0776415562 www.hardysociety.org
Saturday 01 September / The Fat Marrow Blues Band The Royal Standard, 25 Marine Parade, Lyme Regis, DT7 3JF 9pm Live Music theroyalstandardlymeregis.co.uk
Saturday 01 September / The Pickwicks Nag’s Head, 32 Silver St, Lyme Regis DT7 3HS 9pm Live Music www.nagsheadlymeregis.com
Saturday 01 September – Sunday 02 September / Dorset County Show Cokers Showground, DT2 7SD 08:30 gates open – 18:00 Agricultural show. Tickets £18 on the gate Under 16s free. Tickets from Bridport, Dorchester, Sherborne TICs https://www.dorsetcountyshow.co.uk/
Saturday 01 September – Sunday 02 September /Lyme Folk Weekend Various venues including Marine Theatre. Lyme Regis. Annual event – featuring Ninebarrow, Merry Hell and Show of Hands https://www.lymefolk.com/
Saturday 01 September – Sunday 02 September /Two by Churchill Productions Shillingstone Station 4.30pm and 7.30pm. £10 from Shillingstone Railway Project or phone. 01258 455151 www.churchillproductions.co.uk
Saturday 01 September – Sunday 02 September / Civil War Encampment Corfe Castle All Day 01929 481294 nationaltrust.org.uk/corfe-castle
Saturday 01 to Saturday 08 September / Gillingham Walking Festival
Sunday 02 September / Musical entertainment Greenhill Gardens Weymouth 2:00 p.m. Grand Re-Union www.greenhill-gardens.co.uk
Wednesday 05 September / Outdoor Theatre Hound of the Baskervilles Corfe Castle 7:00 – 9:00p.m.Illlyria Outdoor Theatre. Bring seating & picnic Dogs welcome A£16 C£8 Family £40 (in advance) 03442 491895 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/corfe-castle/whatson
Thursday 06 September – Sunday 09 September / Shire Hall Dorchester Heritage Open Day FREE ENTRY Last Admission 4:00 p.m.
Friday 07 September / Tipping Point CJ Production Corn Exchange Dorchester 7:30 p.m. Play based at a recycling centre – 8 characters face their own tipping point. £12 01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk
Saturday 08 September / Gut and Steel Nag’s Head, 32 Silver St, Lyme Regis DT7 3HS 9pm Live Music 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.com
Saturday 08 September / Weldmar Summer Fete Herringston Road Dorchester 11:00 – 16:00 Traditional summer fete – fundraising for Weldmar Hospicecare
Saturday 08 September / Shire Hall Dorchester Dorset Eye Writing a review. Drop in session – FREE
Saturday 08 September / Tipping Point CJ Production Corn Exchange Dorchester 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. Play based at a recycling centre – 8 characters face their own tipping point. £12 01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk
Saturday 08 September / Flowers & Fun Day Church of the Assumption, Holnest, Sherborne, DT9 5PU. 2-5pm Stalls, cream teas, fun dog show, art competition: ‘Composition of your own choice’ – bring entries to the church from 10.30am. Scarecrow competition – bring scarecrows by 1.45pm to register.
Saturday 08 September / Supper Club – Forde Abbey & Gardens Chard, Somerset TA20 4LU 7-10pm Local chef Ed Versluys presents seasonal fayre in the kitchen garden weather permitting. Bring a bottle. Tickets £30 01460 220231 www.fordeabbey.co.uk
Saturday 08 September / Channel Islands – Families divided by war. Loders Village Hall Loders Bridport 2:30 – 4:00 Talk by Paul Radford. Meet other families and local historians researching ancestors from all over the world. Members £1.50 Visitors £3 013087 425710 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 08 September / Summer Night’s Entertainment Came Down Golf Club 7:00 Music with Nina Garcia – in aid of WELDMAR £5 admission 01305 813494
Saturday 08 September – Sunday 09 September / Lyme Regis Food Rocks Festival Langmoor Gardens, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis, 10.30-6pm Sat, 10.30-4.30 Sun. Food festival organised by celebratory chef, Mark Hix. Stalls and demonstrations
Saturday 08 September – Sunday 09 September / Belmont Open Days 6A Pound St, Lyme Regis DT7 3HZ 10-4pm. Landmark Trust. 18th Century Maritime Villa once owned by Eleanor Coade, then by novelist John Fowles
Sunday 09 September / Durnovaria Town Band Borough Gardens, Dorchester 2:30 p.m. Free outdoor concert
Sunday 09 September / English Historical Dancing Royal British Legion Hall, Victoria Grove, Bridport DT6 3AD. 1.30-4pm Taught by a historical dance specialist, no previous experience, partner or costume needed. Light loose clothes & flexible footwear advised. £6 01935 472771 email@example.com
Sunday 09 September / Open Heritage Day Church of the Assumption, Holnest, Sherborne, DT9 5PU. Guided Tours and Teas with Songs of Praise at 4.30pm. More info: http://www.friendsofholnestchurch.wordpress.com
Sunday 9th September / Yeovil Ukulele Festival Enjoy the Yeovil Ukulele Club’s first ever festival! A lovely rural setting, free parking. Performers include Samantha Muir, The Mother Ukers, Opera-lele, Ben Rouse and local duo In Sync. Workshops with Samantha Muir and Ben Rouse. Festival limited to 450 tickets which must be purchased in advance. Click here for more information. The Great Tithe Barn, The Haselbury Mill, near Crewkerne, Somerset. 11.00am to 9.00pm.
Tuesday 11 September / Shadow of the Workhouse United Church East Street Bridport 2:30 p.m. Talk by Pat Hase Members £1 Visitors £2.50 01308 425710 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 12 September / Special Plants and Iford Manor Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, DT7 3UY 9am. Coach trip. Organised by Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Soc Jenny Harding 01297 444034 or 33049
Wednesday 12 September / The Musical Heritage of Thomas Hardy Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis. DT7 3PG 10-10.45 Coffee. 11-12 noon Talk. Presentation by Bonny Sartin, of the Yetties. http://www.lymeregisu3a.org/
Thursday 13 September – Friday 14 September / Tea with Mrs Hardy and the Suffragettes Max Gate Dorchester 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Donations suggested £3 adult £2 child
Thursday 13 September – Sunday 16 September / Shire Hall Dorchester Heritage Open Day FREE ENTRY Last Admission 4:00 p.m. 01305 261849
Friday 14 September / The Word Forgiveness St Peter’s Church Dorchester with the Shire Hall 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Talk. Forgiveness – dealing with conflict & violence
Friday 14 – September – Sunday 16 September / Plush Classical Music Festival St John’s Church Plush Series of classical concerts 02032 861885 email@example.com
Saturday 15 September / Walk – Golden Cap and Stonebarrow Langdon Hill Carpark, near Morecombelake. SY 413931 10-1pm. Walk with Donald Campbell. Axe Vale and District Conservation Society www.axevaleconservation.org.uk
Saturday 15 September / Silver Bullet Nag’s Head, 32 Silver St, Lyme Regis DT7 3HS 9pm Live Music 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.com
Saturday 15 September / William Barnes Readings Max Gate Dorchester 2:30 p.m. Readings by Tim Laycock & Barnes Society members www.dahw.org.uk
Saturday 15 September / Christian Aid Coffee Morning Cheap Street Church Hall, Sherborne DT9 3BJ 10-12 noon
Saturday 15 September / North Korea & Other Travels Jubilee Hall, Yetminster DT9 6LQ 7.30pm A talk by author Rory MacLean. Supporting St Andrew’s Restoration Fund. Tickets £10 (under 12s free) from Sherborne TIC, White Hart, Spar, Old School Gallery.
Saturday 15 September – Sunday 16 September / Toby’s Garden & Harvest Festival Forde Abbey & Gardens, Chard, Somerset TA20 4LU. Celebrity garden talks, tours of the garden, plants, craft & food, demonstrations & workshops. £12.50 on gate. Advance tickets (£10) from: www.tobygardenfest.co.uk
Saturday 15 September – Saturday 22 September / Wayfaring and Now Maiden Castle, Dorchester. 8pm. Daily, daylight hours. Live event featuring artistic work brought to life. 01305 260954 www.insideoutdorset.co.uk
Sunday 16 September /Charity Specialist Plant Fair Mapperton Gardens, DT8 3NR. 10am-4pm. Entry to fair £3. Discounted entry to house & garden on the day. www.plantfairs.com
Sunday 16 September / South Wessex Organ Society Autumn Concert – Katie Ninham St Michael’s Church, Church St, Lyme Regis DT7 3DB 3-4pm. Concert with the senior ‘Pipeup’ student Katy Ninham. Free, retiring collection.
Wednesday 19 September / Meet & Remember Lyme Regis Football Club, The Davy Fort, Charmouth Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3DR. 2pm-3:30pm Memory Café for those suffering memory loss and their friends/carers. 07704 902604 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 20 September / Forde Abbey Concert Society: Doric Quartet Forde Abbey & Gardens, Chard, Somerset TA20 4LU. 6:30-10:00pm. Members can picnic in the gardens. Tea Room doors from 6pm to picnic inside or in case of inclement weather. 01460 220231 Mon–Fri office hours. www.fordeabbey.co.uk
Friday 21 September / Soup and Sweet Lunch Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis. DT7 3PG 12 – 2pm. Lyme Regis Branch of Cancer Research UK. All Welcome
Friday 21 September – Sunday 23 September / Tango Festival Corn Exchange Dorchester 7:00p.m. (Fri) 6:00p.m.- (Sat) Tango Festival with ‘Los Milonguitas’
Saturday 22 September / Extracator Nag’s Head, 32 Silver St, Lyme Regis DT7 3HS 9pm Live Music 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.com
Saturday 22 September / Fun Quiz British Legion Hall Bridport. 7:30 £6 (£5.50 members) incl. Ploughmans. Tickets from Essence Bridport( Teams of 4 – 6) 01308 425037
Saturday 22 September / Willow sheep workshop Broadwindsor Craft Centre DT83PX 10:00 – 4:00 £70pp 07531 417209 email@example.com
Saturday 22 September / Craft Fair Bridport Town Hall DT63LF 9:00 – 3:00 FREE Disabled access. Jewellery, cushions, cards, wood tuned items, gifts and present ideas. 1308424901 www.bridportandwestbay.co.uk
Saturday 22 September / Catfish details below
Sunday 23 September / South Wessex Organ Society Autumn Concert – Duncan Honeybourne St Michael’s Church, Church St, Lyme Regis DT7 3DB 3 – 4pm. Piano concert. Echoes of World War 1. Free with retiring collection
Sunday 23 September / Iron Man Weymouth Iron Man Race 03330 116600 www.ironman.com/weymouth70.3
Monday 24 September / Moviola Fim at Leigh Village Hall DT9 6HL 7:00p.m. Film at Leigh Village Hall £6 01935 873269 www.leighvillagehall.org.uk/events/moviola
Monday 24 September / Golden Cap Association Bridport United Church East St. 7:30 p.m. Royal Mail Guard Talk – Martin Horler £3 inc Refreshments 01308 863577
Monday 24 September / Community Lecture Thomas Hardye School Theatre Dorchester DT1 2ET 7:00p.m. Adventures in Space Lecture. Tickets from Dorchester TIC FREE Donations 01305 267992
Tuesday 25 September / History of Lyme Regis Museum Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis. DT7 3PG 2.30-4pm. Talk by David Tucker, Director of the Museum. The Lyme Regis Society. Members Free. Guests £3
Tuesday 25 September / Poetry Walk The Hub Lyme Regis 10:00 – 11:30 Poetry walk & workshop firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 26 September / New Look Autumn Show & Harvest Supper Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, DT7 3UY 7.30pm Informal Show followed by Bring and Share Supper. Uplyme & Lyme Regis Horticultural Society.
Wednesday 26 September / Charity Golf Day Came Down Dorchester DT2 8NR 9:30a.m. Golf Day Dorchester Lions 07815 873246 email@example.com
Friday 28 September / Quiz Night with Phil Bardswell Brownsword Hall, Pummery Square, Poundbury, DT13GW. 7:30pm. www.brownswordevents.org.uk
Friday 28 September / Somerset & Dorset Family History Society Yeovil Library second floor (access by stairs or lift), King George Street, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 1PY. 2.00-4.00pm. The official book launch of ‘Secure the Shadow: Somerset Photographers 1839-1939’. A short talk and then soft refreshments and the opportunity to have old photographs dated. Free entry, all welcome. Click here to go to the Events page on the SDFHS website for more information.
Saturday 29 September / Chill the Party Nag’s Head, 32 Silver St, Lyme Regis DT7 3HS 9pm Live Music www.nagsheadlymeregis.com
Saturday 29 September / Charter Fair Bucky Doo Square Bridport DT6 3LF Annual Charter Fair. Music & charity stalls
Saturday 29 September / The Naples of England Weymouth Library Great George St DT4 8NQ 10:30a.m. Reading by Andy Miller from his book – growing up in post war Weymouth. £2 Friends £3 non members 01305 832613
Sunday 30 September / Apple Day Railway Orchard Transition Town Dorchester
Sunday 30 September / South Wessex Organ Society Autumn Concert St Michael’s Church, Church St, Lyme Regis DT7 3DB 3 – 4 p.m. ‘Pipeup’ Students Combined Concert. Free with retiring collection.
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.