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13 September -4 October/ Exhibition of New Work Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne. 9.30-5.00 Tues to Sat. New art works by Louise Balaam, Jill Barthorpe, Emma Haggas & Elsa Taylor
Friday 20 September/‘As Kingfishers Catch Fire’ exhibition viewing Elementum Gallery, South Street, Sherborne DT9 3LU. 6.30pm An evening with Neil Gower, artist & illustrator, & a private view of the exhibition. Tickets from Elementum or online www.elementumgallery.co.uk
Friday 20 September/Howie Casey & Beatles with Wings Leigh Village Hall, near Sherborne DT9 6HL. 7pm Celebrating the music of Paul McCartney, The Beatles & Wings in association with Abbey 104. For tickets email: email@example.com
21-29 September/ Landscapes for Life Festival, Various times and locations Dorset. AONB’s 60th birthday celebration of Dorset’s AONB status. See www.dorsetaonb.org.uk for details and booking
24/09-04/10 September/ ‘Cerne Abbas for Sale’ Exhibition St Mary’s Church, Cerne Abbas. 10am-5pm (28/09 3-6pm) Exhibition to mark the centenary of the sale of the village by the Pitt-Rivers family in 1919. Free admission & drink. www.cerneabbashistory.org
Tuesday 24 September/ ‘Benefits of exercise talk’ Trinity Manor Care Home, Bradford Road, Sherborne DT9 6EX 11am-1pm Discussion & demonstration by Sherborne Sports Centre. Fruit buffet. Free. 01935 594030
Tuesday 24 September/ Sherborne Historical Society Talk Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 7.15 for 8pm ‘Why didn’t Britain go either Fascist or Communist between the two world wars?’ by Professor Lawrence Goldman. £5
Tuesday 24 September/ Dementia Friends session Trinity Manor Care Home, Bradford Road, Sherborne DT9 6EX 2-4pm Dementia Friends Session and afternoon tea. Free. 01935 594030
Wednesday 25 September/ Lunchtime organ recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ 1pm 40 minute organ recital by Peter Jolley. Retiring collection.
Wednesday 25 September/ Sherborne Science Café Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 7.30pm Talk: Banking the World’s Seeds by Dr John Dickie, Head of Seed & Lab-based Collections, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. £2.
Wednesday 25 September/ Sherboard Games Oliver’s Coffee House, Cheap Street, Sherborne DT9 3PU. 7-9pm Wide variety of Euro games, thematic games & artwork. Refreshments available. Free event. Facebook & Twitter: @bored_sher
Friday 27 September/ Sherborne Literary Society: Words with Wine & AGM Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 7pm Lucy Sewill on her book ‘Horses & Humans’. £5 (inc glass of wine & canapes) from Winstone’s Bookshop. 01935 816128
Friday 27 September/ Breakfast Networking Meeting Abbey View Nursing Care Home, Fairfield, Bristol Road, Sherborne, DT9 4HG 7.30-8.45am Tea, coffee & continental breakfast while networking. £2 pp (proceeds to Stroke Association). Book: 01935 813222
Saturday 28 September/ Last Night of the Proms Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA. 7 for 7.30pm Last Night Of The Proms concert with Sherborne Town & Youth Bands & Sherborne Community Choir. £7 from Sherborne TIC
Saturday 28 September/ Cinema under the Stars Leweston School, Sherborne DT9 6EN. 6.30-9pm Disney’s Dumbo. Bring a deck chair & blanket. Food & drink available. A £10.50 Ch £8.50
Monday 29 September/ Voice Playshop & Singing Bowl Soundbath Oborne Village Hall, nr. Sherborne DT9 4LA 10am-12.30pm Voice Playshop, 2-4pm Soundbath. Bring something comfortable to lie on & wrap around you. £12 per session. Booking in advance.: firstname.lastname@example.org 01935 389655 www.centreforpuresound.org
Monday 29 September/ Sherborne Abbey Harvest Lunch Digby Memorial Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL. 12.30 for 1pm. Lasagne (inc vegetarian) & salad then apple crumble. Raffle. Tickets £8pp, (u16s £4) available from The Parish Office until 26/09.
Tuesday 30 September/ Insight talk: ‘Robots of Good Character’ Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 7.30-9pm Prof Nigel Crook, Oxford Brookes University, explores whether we can build robots that have good moral character. £5
Tuesday 30 September/ Sølvguttene Sherborne School, Sherborne. 6.30pm Norwegian Boychoir Sølvguttene. The performance crosses Norwegian folk music with the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber & world-famous works by Händel & Mozart. Free.
Tuesday 1 October/Sherborne Artslink Evening Art Class with James Budden at Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne 7.30 – 9.30pm. Cost £145 for 9 weeks. Visit: https://www.sherborneartslink.org.uk
Wednesday 2 October/ Lunchtime organ recital Sherborne Abbey at 1pm 40 minute organ recital by James Henderson. Retiring collection.
Wednesday 2 October/ Talk: ‘How to put your garden to bed for Winter’ Trinity Manor Care Home, Bradford Road, Sherborne. Talk by Kyla Foster-Shaw from Castle Gardens followed by tea & cake. 01935 594030
Wednesday 2 October/ Arts Society Sherborne talk Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 3pm & 7pm Julian Halsby: ‘What really happened in the Yellow House in Arles in 1888?’ Free for members. https://theartssociety.org
Thursday 3 October/ An Afternoon of Poetry, Biscuits & a Cup of Tea Sherborne Library, Hound Street, Sherborne. 2-4pm. Poetry readings from Elaine Beckett and the Sherborne Library Poets.
Thursday 3 October/ Diana Cambridge: ‘Don’t Think a Single Thought’ Winstone’s Bookshop, Cheap Street, Sherborne. 6.30 for 7pm Diana Cambridge, journalist and Writer-in-Residence in Sherborne talks about her new novel. 01935 816128 www.winstones.co.uk
Thursday 3 October/Extinction Rebellion Cycle Ride Send-off The Conduit, Cheap Street, Sherborne 10am. See Margaret Read off on her solo ride to London to join the Extinction Rebellion protests about climate change. Facebook: Extinction Rebellion Sherborne.
Friday 4 October/Lunchtime recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne 1.45pm Sherborne Music School Woodwind Recital. Free admission. All welcome.
Saturday 5 October/ Minibeast Activity Morning Sandford Orcas Village Hall, near Sherborne DT9 4RX 9.30-11.30am Children’s event: build a bug hotel, paint pebbles. £2/child. Susan Yeoman 07837 812468
Saturday 5 October/ Charity Car Wash Sherborne Fire Station, Coldharbour, Sherborne. 10am-3pm Charity car wash in aid of Firefighters Charity. Cars washed in return for donations, advice on home safety and recruitment as on-call firefighter.
Sunday 6 October/ The Orange Circus Band Sandford Orcas Village Hall, near Sherborne DT9 4RX 7.30pm Americana, Bluegrass & Country Music. £9, u18s £6, family £25, on door if available or in advance from www.artsreach.co.uk
Sunday 6 October/ Harvest Festival Lunch Sandford Orcas Village Hall, DT9 4RX 1-2.30pm All welcome. Contact info: Robert Patterson 01963 220455
Monday 7 October/Sherborne Artslink Talk “Experimenting with Abstraction” with Diana Pilcher at Wingfield Rm, Digby Memorial Hall from 2.00 – 3.30pm. Tickets £5 from Sherborne Artslink. Tel: 01935 815899: https://www.sherborneartslink.org.uk
7-12 October/ ‘The Day After The Fair’ Sherborne Studio Theatre, Marston Road, Sherborne DT9 4BL. 7.30pm Amateur Players of Sherborne present a play based on a short story by Thomas Hardy. £10 (students £8) 07585 278722 http://www.aps-sherborne.co.uk
Tuesday 8 October/ Coach Trip to Sherborne Castle & Gardens Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme DT7 3UY Depart 9.30am – Visit to historic house and gardens. £17.50 ULRHS members/£20.50 non members. 01297 34733 https://ulrhs.wordpress.com/outings/
Tuesday 8 October/ Lord Rawlinson Lecture St Andrew’s Church, Trent 7pm Talk by Rodney Atwood about WW1 figure, Lord Rawlinson. Followed by wine & canapės. £10 Sherborne TIC or 01935 851753 or 851341
Tuesday 8 October/ Sherborne Historical Society talk: ‘The Diet of Worms 1521’ Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA. 7.15 for 8pm Prof. Elaine Fulton explores the occasion was when Martin Luther defied Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. Non members £5 https://www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk/
Tuesday 8 October/ Quakers: who we are & what do we do? Digby Memorial Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 1.15-4.30 pm. Drop in for tea & a chat. Presentations & Meeting for Worship 2.30 to 3.30 pm. Further Information from: Kevin 07825 152251
Wednesday 9 October/ Sherborne Artslink Flicks Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA. 7 for 7.30pm Film: Fisherman’s Friends (12A) £6 from Sherborne TIC or on door if not sold out. 01935 815341 www.sherborneartslink.org.uk
Wednesday 9 October/Lecture: Art in the Palace The Rosa Beddington Lecture Theatre, Sherborne School for Girls. 6.30 for 7pm Brett Dolman talks about art at Hampton Court in the 18th century – from Thornhill to Raphael. £10 (inc wine & refreshments) from Sherborne TIC, Winstones Bookshop
Wednesday 9 October/ Lunchtime organ recital Sherborne Abbey, 1pm 40 minute organ recital by Paul Ellis. Retiring collection.
Wednesday 9 October/ Taster session: Indian Head & Hand Massage Trinity Manor Care Home, Bradford Road, Sherborne DT9 6EX. 1-3pm Louise Byford gives taster sessions. Followed by afternoon tea. Free, please book: 01935 594030
Thursday 10 October/Talk: ‘Napoleon’s coming! What shall we do?’ Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 1.30 for 2pm Sherborne Museum talk by Dr Diana Trenchard about how Dorset resisted French invasion. £5. Members free. www.sherbornemuseum.co.uk
Thursday 10- Monday 14 October/ Family Fun Fair The Terraces, Sherborne DT9 5NS Thu & Fri: 6-10pm, Sat: 2-10.30pm, Sun: 2-8pm, Mon 6-10.30pm
Friday 11 October/Ben Waters @ The Pack Monday Fair, Pageant Gardens, Station Rd, Sherborne, 17.00 – 23.00. Tickets £16.76 from: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ben-waters-pack-monday-fair-tickets-65783150173
Friday 11 Oct/Talk: ‘Friends Against Scams’ Abbey View Residential & Nursing Care Home, Fairfield, Bristol Rd, Sherborne DT9 4HD. 11am Trudi Henderson talks about a National Trading Standards Scam Team initiative, protecting people & communities. Free. 01935 813222
Friday 11 October/ Lunchtime recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne DT9 3BJ 1.45pm Sherborne Music School Brass Recital. Free admission. All welcome.
Saturday 12 October/Book Fair Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL. 10am-4pm Second-hand & antiquarian books for sale. Refreshments available. £1. 01935 850210 www.pbfa.org
Saturday 12 October/ Ballroom Dancing Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. 8-11pm Ballroom, Latin & popular sequence. 18+, all levels, smart casual dress. £5pp More info: tel 01460 240112 or email: email@example.com
Saturday 12 October/ Sherborne Festival Chorus ‘Come & Sing’ & Concert Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ 1.30-5.15pm afternoon of music-making, singers £20, U18free. 6.15pm Informal concert, £5 from Sherborne TIC or on door. www.sherborneabbey.com/whats-on
Saturday 12 October/ Story Den @ Sherborne Library Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 2-3pm Build a den in our children’s area, listen to stories and play games. For ages 3+.
Sat 12 October/Rat Race & Ska Night @ The Pack Monday Fair, Pageant Gardens, Station Rd, Sherborne, 17.00 – 23.00. Tickets £16.76 from:ttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rat-race-ska-night-the-pack-monday-fair-tickets-65779932549
Sat 12 October/Fosters & Lord Digby’s Annual Reunion Lunch The Grange, Oborne DT9 4LA. 12.30 for 1pm, AGM at 3.30pm. Open to all past pupils & partners. Application by 2nd October. www.facebook.com/Kevin Waterfall
Sunday/13 October / Sherborne Steam and Water Wheel Centre Open Day Come along and see the new waterwheel and the Hindley steam engines under steam on open days. 11.30am to 3.30pm. Oborne Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3RX. Limited parking on site, additional parking available nearby on Oborne Road.
Mon 14 October/Pack Monday Fair 2019, Sherborne 10.00 – 21.00. Sherborne Town Centre. All day. Traders, food, entertainment & performance stage near the Conduit. Free event, free parking in Dorset Council carparks. Information about this historic fair: https://www.sherbornedorset.co.uk/whats-on/markets/pack-monday-fair
Tuesday 15 October/ Antique valuations Trinity Manor Care Home, Bradford Road, Sherborne DT9 6EX 11am-2pm Antique valuations with Gill Norman from Acreman St. Antiques, followed by cream tea. Free but please book: 01935 594030
Wednesday 16 October/ The History of Magic’ Catholic Church Hall, Westbury, Sherborne, DT9 3RA. 2.30pm Sherborne WI talk by David Beckley. New members & visitors always welcome. £4 inc refreshments. Annie 07709 623889
Wednesday 16 October/ Sherborne Group Dorset Wildlife Trust talk: Butterflies & their Conservation Digby Memorial Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL 7pm for 7.30pm Jeremy Thomas, OBE, University of Oxford: the symbiotic relationship between Dorset Blue butterflies & ants. £2.50
Wednesday 16 October/ Lunchtime organ recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ 1pm 40 minute organ recital by Stephen Bell. Retiring collection.
Wednesday 16 October/ Sherborne U3A AGM Cheap Street Church Hall, Sherborne DT9 3BJ 10.30am
Wednesday 16 October/ APS Quiz Night Sherborne Studio Theatre, Marston Road, Sherborne DT9 4BL 7.30pm Amateur Players of Sherborne Quiz Night.
Thursday 17 October/ Castle Gardens Christmas Display opening Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR 7.30-9pm Award-winning Christmas display open until Christmas.
Thursday 17 October/ Tindall Recital Sherborne School DT9 3AP 7.30pm Alexei Grynyuk (piano) plays Schubert & Rachmaninov. £10 from Sherborne School Reception 01935 812249 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 18 October/ Sunset Café Stompers Cheap Street Church, Sherborne DT9 3BJ 7.30pm Live jazz with a guest vocalist, Hamish Maxwell. In aid of Rendezvous. £12.50 (inc light supper) from Sherborne TIC
Friday 18 October/ Learn how to cook authentic curry Trinity Manor Care Home, Bradford Road, Sherborne DT9 6EX 12-2pm Cooking demonstration with Forbes Curry Queen, Dorset based TV Chef Sarah Ali Choudhury. Free but please book: 01935 594030
Friday 18 October/ Lunchtime recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne DT9 3BJ 1.45pm Sherborne Music School Pianists Recital. Free admission. All welcome.
Friday 18 October to 8 November/ Exhibition of New Work Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne DT9 3LQ 9.30-5.00 Tues to Sat. New art works by Ana Bianchi, Emma Dunbar & Fiona Millais.
Saturday 19 October/ Oxfam Coffee Morning Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL. 10.30am-12.30pm Coffee Morning to raise money for Oxfam
Saturday 19 October/ Sherborne Autumn Craft Fair Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL. 10am-4pm An antiques, crafts & collectors market, up to 35 stalls. Free admission. West Country Fairs 01749 677049
Saturday 19 October/ SDFHS Talk Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL. 2.30pm Talk by Aidan Dodson: ‘British royal burials: from Sherborne to Windsor’. Members £3, non members £5. inc refreshments.
Saturday 19 October/ #Walkforfreedomsherborne Sherborne Abbey DT9 3LQ 10.30am registration. 11am walk in single file to raise awareness of Modern-Day Slavery. https://www.sherborneabbey.com/whats-on/
Saturday 19 October – Sunday 20 October/ Autumn Colours at The Castle Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR. 10am-4.30pm Tearooms & gift shop open. Reduced price entry to the gardens & grounds: adult £4, U16 free.
Sunday 20 Sherborne/5km Run From the Terraces, Sherborne DT9 5NS. 8am registration, 8.25am warm-up, 8.30am 5km run organised by CommuniFit. Everyone welcome. www.communifit.co.uk or facebook.com/sherborne5km/
Tuesday 22 October/ ‘How to look after your skin in Winter’ Trinity Manor Care Home, Bradford Road, Sherborne DT9 6EX 11am-1pm Make up demonstration with Margaret Balfour Beauty Centre followed by afternoon tea. Free but please book: 01935 594030
Tuesday 22 October/ Sherborne Historical Society talk: Cottage Ornés: ‘The Charms of a Simple Life’ Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 7.15 for 8pm Roger White explores the ornamental cottage. Non members £5 www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk
Wednesday 23 October/Sherborne Science Café AGM & Talk Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL. 6.30pm AGM, 7.30pm Dr Hannah Little, UWE, talks about ‘Sci Fi Influences on Evolutionary Linguistics’. £2 on door, open to all. http://tinyurl.com/sciencecafesherborne
Wednesday 23 October/Lunchtime organ recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ 1pm 40 minute organ recital by Simon Gregory. Retiring collection
Thursday 24 October/ Dementia Friends Session Trinity Manor Care Home, Bradford Road, Sherborne DT9 6EX 2-4pm Free but please book: 01935 594030
Wed 23 – Fri 25 October/Sherborne Literary Festival, The Merritt Centre at Sherborne Girls School. 3 days of workshops & talks by authors including novelists, historians, photographers & more. Day tickets £25 or purchase a three day ticket for £70 from Sherborne TIC. More details:https://www.sherborneliterarysociety.com/festival
Thursday 24 October- Sunday 27 October/ Sherborne International Film Festival Powell Teatre, Abbey Road, Sherborne DT9 3AP. Various times. Annual festival of international films not ordinarily seen in this part of the world. £7/£12/£50 Sherborne TIC. www.shiff.org.uk
Friday 25 October/ Sherborne Museum’s Big Fat Autumn Quiz Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL. 6.30 for 7pm. Teams up to 6, come alone or in pairs to join a group. Light refreshments, BYO drink & glasses. £5pp Sherborne TIC from 1st Oct.
Saturday 26 October/ The Treorchy MVC concert Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne DT9 3LQ. 7pm Blackmore Vale Lions present Treorchy Male Voice Choir, in aid of D&S Air Ambulance. £12-£25 from Sherborne TIC or www.thelittleboxoffice.com/blackmorevalelions
Saturday 26 October/ Wedding Fayre Sherborne West End Hall, Littlefield, Sherborne DT9 6AU 11am Wedding Fayre.
Wednesday 30 October/ Lunchtime organ recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ 1pm 40 minute organ recital by James Henderson. Retiring collection.
Wednesday 30 October/ Sherboard Games Oliver’s Coffee House, Cheap Street, Sherborne DT9 3PU 7-9pm Eurogames such as Carcassonne, Catan & Ticket to Ride. Refreshments available. Free event. Facebook & Twitter: @bored_sher
Thursday 31 October/Halloween Hullabaloo Sherborne Library, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 5-6pm Dress up and join us for scary stories, crafts, snacks and activities for ages 3+.
Friday 15 November / Festival Plus Event – Lost Dorset by David Burnett Lost Dorset could easily be called ‘Unknown Dorset’, for few of the 350 photographs chosen from Barry Cuff’s remarkable collection of Dorset postcards have been published before, and many are extremely rare. The result is a 200 page hardback documenting Dorset’s villages and rural way of life through a period of extraordinary upheaval and change. 7pm Digby Memorial Hall in Digby Road. Tickets £9 / £10 from Winstone’s Bookshop, Sherborne TIC or online https://lostdorset.eventbrite.co.uk
Sunday 1 December / Festive Shopping Day Details to follow