What’s Coming Up

in the area …. 

Wednesday 20 June / 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 and their friends/carers. 07704 902604 lymememory@gmail.com

Wednesday 20 June / The Mill on the Floss Frampton Village Hall, Frampton. 7:30pm. £10, U18s £ 8 on door or in advance. 01300 320607/320347 www.artsreach.co.uk

Friday 22 June / What Makes an Effective Criminal? Brownsword Hall, Pummery Square, Poundbury, DT13GW. 7pm for 7:30pm. Talk by Asst. Com. Rob Beckley  www.brownswordevents.org.uk

Friday 22 June / Sex, Drugs and Rock n’ Roll 19th Century Style Dorset Centre for Creative Arts, Middle Farm Way, Poundbury, DT1 3AR. 6:30pm-8:30pm. Exploring Berloiz’s Symphony Fantastique. £10 including refreshment. 0800 808 9440 / 01305 764723 

Saturday 23 June / Dixieland Jazz Sunset Cafe Stompers, Leigh Church, 7.30pm Licensed bar and nibbles £10.00 Tickets with Eric 01935 872690

Saturday 23 June / Live Music – Defibrillators The Nag’s Head, 32 Silver Street, Lyme Regis. Live Band from 9pm-11pm. 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.com

Saturday 23 June / Mad Jeff’s Reggae Night featuring Papa Yellow Royal Standard, Lyme Regis, DT7 3JF. Live Music from 9pm.  theroyalstandardlymeregis.co.uk

Saturday 23 June – Sunday 01 July /  Beaminster Festival Various venues throughout the town. Music, Theatre, Art, Literature. Lots of events, see website or brochure for details. 01308 862943 www.beaminsterfestival.com

Saturday 23 June – Sunday 24 June / Axe Vale Show The Show Ground, Trafalgar Way, Axminster. 10am-6pm, (5:30pm on 24th). Music, Stalls and displays.  Coach parties and dogs welcome.  www.axevaleshow.com

Saturday 23 June – Sunday 24 June / Bee Weekend The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PU 11-4.  A weekend celebrating the bees 01297 444042 www.townmill.org.uk

Saturday 23 June – Sunday 24 June / Puddletown Open Gardens and Church Tower Tours Village Hall for information: DT2 8FY 1.00 – 6.00 pm for gardens. £5, children free. 1.00 – 5.00 for church tower £2 per person.

Sunday 24 June / 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

Sunday 24 June / Coast to Coast: Jurassic Motorcycle Run Lyme Regis Promenade (Guncliff). Start 10am. Annual Veteran, vintage and Post War Classic bikes run from Lyme to Weston-Super-Mare for Headway Somerset Charity  www.wcmcc.org.uk

Sunday 24 June / Kingston Maurward Open Day and Food Fair Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8PY 10am – 5pm Free entry. Music by the lake, Dorset Food & Drink and trade stands, Animal Park, dog shows, demonstrations  www.kmc.ac.uk/about-us/openday

Wednesday 27 June / Michaelmas Daisies Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Rd, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm. Talk by Helen Picton. Uplyme & Lyme Regis Horticultural Society.  Members Free.  Visitors £3  

Saturday 30 June / An Evening With Jo Burt (Freddie Mercury, The Troggs) Village Hall, Springfield Road, Milborne Port, DT9 5RE. Doors 6:45pm. Show begins 7:30pm. Advance tickets £10 (includes first drink) from Sherborne TIC. Raising funds to refurbish hall.  www.joburt.co.uk

Saturday 30 June / Live Music – Gut & Steel The Nag’s Head, 32 Silver Street, Lyme Regis. Live Band from 9pm-11pm. 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.com

Saturday 30 June / Annual Poppy Run New steps on East Cliff Walkway, Lyme Regis DT7 Registration at Lyme Regis Football Club by 10.15 latest.  11am 3Km run (min age 10yrs unaccompanied).  11.15am 10Km. (min age 16yrs).  £5 for 3Km.  £10 for 10Km.  info@lymeregispoppyrun.com

Sunday 01 July / Mozart Double Bill Herrison Hall, Charlton Down 7.30pm Pop-up Opera presents Der Schauspieldirektor & Bastein und Bastienne. £18 01305 269512 www.artsreach.co.uk 

Tuesday 03 July / Neutrals at War The Dorford Centre, 2 Bridport Road, Dorchester, DT1 1RR 7.30pm. Talk by Christopher Massy-Beresford MA (Oxon) for National Trust South Dorset Association.  Members £3  others £4. 01300 321601 www.southdorsetnt.org.uk 

 Wednesday 4 July / Bristol Old Vic Theatre Company: The Mill on the Floss The Exchange, Sturminster Newton, DT10 1FH. 7:30pm.  With its poignant portrayal of sibling relationships, ‘The Mill on the Floss’ is considered George Eliot’s most autobiographical novel. In this fluid and visceral re-imagining, playwright Helen Edmundson turns George Eliot’s unforgettable story of first love, sibling rivalry and regret into a wonderfully theatrical examination of the psyche of one of classic literature’s most charismatic heroines. A chance to see the stars of tomorrow today as they tour Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.  £10, £8 u18s, £32 family.  https://artsreach.co.uk/event/the-mill-on-the-floss

Saturday 7 July / International Air Day Royal Naval Air Station, Yeovilton. A spectacular family day out. More information from royal navy.mod.uk/yeovilton-airday

Saturday 07 July / A Show of Hands Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, DT3 4LA. 1:30pm-9pm. Music Show. A £35 , C £20, £75 family, includes entrance to gardens, Swannery and children’s farm all weekend. 01305 871387 https://abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk/a-show-of-hands/ 

Saturday 07 July / Live Music – Shakedown Ridge The Nag’s Head, 32 Silver St. Lyme Regis 9-11pm 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.com 

Saturday 07 July / The Gerry Colvin Band St Andrew’s Church, Yetminster 7.30pm. Tickets £10 from: The White Hart, Spar, Old School Gallery, Sherborne TIC.  www.gerrycolvin.co.uk 

Saturday 07 July / Watkins & Swarbrick Chetnole Village Hall, 7:30 for 8pm. Acoustic music inspired by folk, country, blues & jazz. Bar. Pay what you like at end. Seat reservations essential. 01935 837299 www.soundcloud.com/watkinswarbrickband 

Saturday 07 July / Sea Dragon Art Day Charmouth Heritage Centre, Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth.  DT6 6LL 10.30 – 3pm.  Free drop-in event with artist Darrell Wakelam to recreate the head of the Sea Dragon.  

Saturday 7 July / Over with Nether Compton Fete A traditional fete with all the stalls and games you’d expect and more. Live music and bar, fun Dog Show. A fun day for all the family. The Green, 2.00pm.   More information www.facebook.com/comptonfete

Saturday 07 July / Summer Funday Great Field, Poundbury 12-8pm. Community family event. Free entry and entertainment.  

Saturday 7 July – Sunday 8 July  / Upwey Open Gardens details below

Monday 09 July / Aviation around Poole Bay Dorset Family History Centre, Dorchester 7:30pm for 8pm. Talk by Kevin Patience. £2 01202 785623 www.dorsetfhs.org.uk  

Monday 09 July / National Trust Jurassic Coast Cruise The Cobb, Lyme Regis 11am (East) or 2pm (West). 2.5 hours cruise with expert commentary £16  www.stuartlinecruises.co.uk 

Tuesday 10 July / Music By The Sea The Shelters, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis 8 – 9.15pm Lyme Regis Town Band.  Free  

Wednesday 11 July / Music By The Sea The Shelters, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis 8 – 9.15pm Lyme Regis Town Band.  Free  

Wednesday 11 July / Lyme Lunches The Pine Hall, Baptist Church, Broad St, Lyme Regis, DT7 3NY. 12:30pm Lunch aimed at over 50s.  £6 

Saturday 14 July / Summer Show & Country Fayre King George V Memorial Field. Uplyme DT7 3UU 1- 5pm.  Exhibits, music, family dog show, side-shows. Opened by Anne Swithinbank, who hosts Gardener’s Q&A  

Saturday 14 July / Dorset Sinfonia St Mary’s Church, Edward Road, Dorchester 7.30pm. The William Tell Overture by Rossini, 1st Clarinet Concerto by Weber and 5th Symphony by Beethoven featuring Walter Brewster. £10. 16s and under free.Tickets dorchester TIC 01305 267992 dtic@dorset.gov.uk 

Saturday 14 July / Summer Garden Party St Swithun’s Church, Bridport, DT6 5DU12-2.30pm Family entertainment: St. Swithun’s Band; display from the Lyric School of Dancing. Refreshments, home & garden produce, gifts, raffle, tombola. Free entry & parking.

Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 July / Yeovil Show Showground, Two Towers Lane, Yeovil, BA229TA. Live cookery, live music, displays, animals, fun fair, trade stands. U16s free. £13 available from Sherborne & Bridport TICs in advance. £16 on gate  www.yeovilshow.org 

Sunday 15 July / Thomas Hardy Country Fair Kingston Maurward 12-4pm. 

Saturday 14 – Saturday 21 July / Thomas Hardy Festival and Conference Dorchester: various locations 12.00pm 14/07 registration. Members £230, Non-members £250, Students £50 info@hardysociety.org  www.hardysociety.org 

Monday 16 – Saturday 21 July / Plaza Suite see details below

Tuesday 17 July / Music By The Sea The Shelters, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis 8 – 9.15pm Lyme Regis Town Band.  Free

Tuesday 17 July / Batcombe Cream Teas Hilfield Friary nr Dorchester DT2 7BE 3.00-5.00pm. All welcome  

Wednesday 18 July / 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 lymememory@gmail.com 

Wednesday 18 July / Wessex Wildlife Bridport Town Hall (above TIC) 7.30pm. Illustrated Talk by Harry Britton, in aid of Bridport Millennium Green. Tickets £7 (members £6.50) 01308 425037 

Wednesday 18 July / Creative Writing Residency Shire Hall, High Street West, Dorchester 11am-3pm advice with Gail Baldwin in the café. Free gailbaldwin@btinternet.com  

Friday 20 July / Yeovil Hospital Charity Quiz Night Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR 01935 814633 

Friday 20 July / Los Amigos Bradpole Church, Bridport, DT6 7pm Friends of Holy Trinity Bradpole present live music,’Los Amigos’. Folk, country & pop songs. Tickets £8 to include light buffet, drinks by donation & raffle. 01308 420716  

Friday 20 July –  Sunday 22 July / Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival Tolpuddle, nr. Dorchester, DT2 7EH. Talks, Music, History, Film and more. Programme of events in TICs or online. 01179 470521 www.tolpuddlemartyrs.org.uk 

Saturday 21 July / A Day with Butterflies and Moths Hilfield Friary (nr. Dorchester) DT2 7BE. All day event led by Friar Sammes. £10 suggested donation. 01300 341345 www.hilfieldssf@franciscans.org.uk

Saturday 21 July / Live Music –  Luck Ol’ Sun The Nag’s Head, 32 Silver St. Lyme Regis 9-11pm 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.com 

Saturday 21 July / Live Music – The Vinyl Monkeys The Royal Standard, 25 Marine Parade, Lyme Regis DT7 3JF 9pm  www.theroyalstandardlymeregis.co.uk    

Saturday 21 July / Leigh Food Fair & Vintage/Classic Car Display A fun day out for all the family. Proceeds go to Leigh Village Hall, The Hub, Yeovil and St Andrew’s Church, Leigh and other charities.  Adults £2, children under 15 Free. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Leigh Village Hall DT9 6HL.  Contact:  Elizabeth Turnbull 01935 873846 or elizabethturnbull70@btinternet.com   www.leighfoodfair.co.uk 

Saturday 21 July / Illyria Open Air Theatre Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR Dr Dolittle. 6.30 for 7.30pm. Bring picnics & blankets for open air performance. All ages. Tickets from:  www.illyria.uk.com 

Saturday 21 July / Dorchester Open Air Cinema Maumbury Rings  3.45-7.45pm. Free film showings: Lion King & Barnum, The Greatest Showman  

Saturday 21 July / B Sharp Summer Party   Bridport Arts Centre, DT6 3NR 7.30pm The Collaborators + support, Pizza for Dogs & Bridport Jams plus guests & DJ. 18+ £10, U18s £6. Bar 18+ 01308 424204 www.bridport-arts.com

Sunday 22 July / Crystal & Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Bath Dorchester YMCA, Sawmills Lane, Dorchester, DT1 2RZ 7-9pm. £12 via website.  www.centreforpuresound.org 

Sunday 22 July / Family Fun Day Borough Gardens, Dorchester. 2-6pm in support of MIND charity  

Tuesday 24 July / Music By The Sea The Shelters, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis 8 – 9.15pm Lyme Regis Town Band.  Free

Wednesday 25 July / Twinning Association’s Admiral Sir George Somers Commoration Parade Langmoor Gardens, Lyme Regis DT7 11am. From gardens to Cobb, with Lyme Regis Majorettes, followed by Memorial Service for Sir George Somers on the Cobb  

Thursday 26 July – Sunday 29 July / Cerne Abbas Music Festival see details below

Thursday 26 July – Friday 31 August /  Dinosaur Explorers! Dinosaur Museum, Dorchester   www.thedinosaurmuseum.com 

Saturday 28 July / Live Music – Perfect Strangers The Nag’s Head, 32 Silver St. Lyme Regis 9-11pm 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.com 

Saturday 28 July / Live Music – John Cotton The Royal Standard, 25 Marine Parade, Lyme Regis DT7 3JF 9pm  www.theroyalstandardlymeregis.co.uk  

Saturday 28 July / Creepy Crawly Show Brewery Square, Dorchester 12-3pm  Family event featuring insects and animals. https://www.brewerysquare.com/brewery_square_whats_on_in_the_square.cfm

Saturday 28 July – Friday 03 August / Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week Lyme Regis. Wide range of events. Programmes available around town and at TIC

Sunday 29 July / Angels of Sound Oborne Village Hall, Oborne, nr. Sherborne, Dorset DT9 4LA One Day Voice Playshop (10am-12.30pm) and Crystal & Tibetan Song Bowl Soundbath (2-4pm) £24 per day, £12 per session. 01935 389655 www.centreforpuresound.org  ahiahel@live.com  

Tuesday 31 July / The Princess and The Giant The Hyde Residential Gardens, Bridport, DT6 4LB 6pm Open Air Theatre. Bring picnics, blankets & chairs A £13.50, C £8. Family prices available. Book in advance. www.folksytheatre.co.uk

Friday 3 August  / Miracle Theatre Company: The Cherry Orchard Sandford Orcas, Higher Orchard, DT9 4RX. 7pm.  Open-air theatre performance touring via Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity. This summer, Miracle Theatre unpacks Chekhov’s bittersweet comedy about a once-wealthy family, whose idleness and extravagance have brought them to the brink of bankruptcy. Bill Scott’s new adaptation treads the tragicomic tightrope, bringing out all the humour and pathos of Chekhov’s masterpiece which, more than a century after it was written is as popular as ever. £10, £8 u18s, £32 family. Gardens open for picnics. https://artsreach.co.uk/event/the-cherry-orchard 

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 | info@plushfestival.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.

Saturday 22 September / Catfish details below

 

 

 

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