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What's On in Dorset

This page accompanies our What's On Diary which is regularly broadcast on air.

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With thanks to
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who have provided much of the information below. We also include additional events when we receive them.

For more details about individual events and activities please check the relevant website, where shown, of the organisation or venue. Also visit-dorset.com and the websites of the various Arts Centres and Artsreach, or call in to your local TIC.

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Until 22/03 Exhibition – 'The Roots of Religion in West Bay' West Bay Discovery Centre 11am-4pm New exhibition; the history of the Methodist Chapel and St John's Church. Free. 01308 427288 http://www.westbaydiscoverycentre.org.uk/

January

Until 31 Shire Hall reduced rate passes Shire Hall, Dorchester 10am-4pm. Yearly passes available for DT postcode residents with proof of address A£5 C£2.50 www.shirehalldorset.org

22 Discovering & Developing New Cancer Treatments' Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 7.30pm Matthew Lloyd, University of Bath describes the general approaches to identifying & developing new treatments. £2 sherborne.scafe@gmail.com

22 Wyld Morris band open workshop Pine Hall, Monkton Wyld  7.30pm Music for: Wyld Morris, Ceilidh and Barn Dances, Community Events such as Apple Orchard days etc   01308 423034

23 Film: 'Capernaum' (15) Corn Exchange, Dorchester 7.30pm. Showing on behalf of Dorchester film Society. Bookings in advance only via www.dorchesterfilmsociety.org.uk

23 Talk: 'In the Company of Seahorses' Committee Room 1, County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester 7.15pm Steve and Julie Trewella for the RSPB South Dorset Group. £3 members £4 Visitorssuehampson22@gmail.com

23 Sherborne Historical Society talk: 'The reputation of William Rufus' Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 7.15 for 8pm. Dr Benjamin Pohl asks: Was William Rufus a 'bad king' by medieval standards? Visitors £5 www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk

24 Commemoration Event: Holocaust Memorial Day Corn Exchange, Dorchester 12.30-1.30pm fiona.thomas@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

24 Talk: ' The legacy of Anne Frank' Corn Echange, Dorchester 3-4.30pm Talk by Gillian Walnes Perry MBE for Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

24 Lunchtime Recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne, DT9 3BJ 1.45-2.20pm Sherborne musicians: Woodwind. Free.

25th Nick Capaldi at hmv 'live & local' Local musicisn Nick Capaldi at HMV Yeovil. 1pm. Listen to our interview with Nick here

25 New Elizabethan Singers concert The New Elizabethan Singers perform two popular and joyous works of the 18th Century. Bach's 'Magnificat' and Mozart's 'Solemn Vespers'. St. Mary's Church, South Street, Bridport. 7 pm. The choir is joined by an orchestra and professional soloists. Admission £12, (under 18s free). Tickets available from Goadsby Estate Agents in Bridport town centre (opposite the Town Hall).

25 Burns Night Highlands End, Eype, Bridport DT6 6AR 7pm Piper-Poetry-Ceilidh Band-Charity Auction-Disco, 3Course Burns Supper. Dress Code: Black tie and posh frocks with a 'hint of tartan' £35 from eventbrite.co.uk  bridportroundtable@gmail.com

25 Willow Pigs Workshop Sandford Orcas Village Hall, nr. Sherborne DT9 4RX 10am-4pm Use of tools, materials & drinks included. Please bring your own lunch. £95 07765 654771

25 Armed Forces Veterans Breakfast Club Greyhound Hotel (Wetherspoons), East Street, Bridport 9.30am For Serving Armed Forces Personnel, Veterans, Partners and relatives. Breakfast and Banter

26 Stephen Fearing Canadian singer/songwriter Mission Hall, Mission Hall Lane, Sutton Poyntz, DT3 6LY. 8pm. Stephen Fearing's music is a mesmerising blend of roots, folk, and pop. Multi-award winning artist and co-founder of Canadian roots-rock supergroup Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, he is a beguiling teller of tales and a master guitarist. £15 in advance from Box Office 01305 837299 or  songsfromthehalls234@gmail.com. Also see stephenfearing.com

27 Talk: 'A Year in the Country' Bridport United Church Hall, East St, Bridport 2.30pm Talk by Colin Varndell for the Golden Cap Association. £5 01308 863577

31 Lunchtime Recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne, DT9 3BJ 1.45-2.20pm Sherborne musicians: Soloists II. Free.

31/01-28/02 Basketry for Beginners Sandford Orcas Village Hall, nr. Sherborne DT9 4RX 9am-1pm 5 part course teaching the ancient skill of 'stake & strand' basketry using willow. Participants will complete 3 types of basket. £225. Use of tools, materials & drinks inc.07765 654771

February

06/02 + 05/03 + 02/04 Anita Law, Artist – Painting and Drawing Workshops at the Dewlish Chapel. Booking is essential for all workshops which cost £45 for the day and run from 10am to 4pm. Thursday 6th February – Snowdrops. Thursday 5th March – Spring Flowers. Thursday 2nd April – Bluebells. Contact Anita Law via: artistanitalaw.wordpress.com. Facebook – Anita Law Watercolour Artist. 07748 837647

01 'Yer a Quizard, Harry' Sherborne Library, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 2-3pm Quiz on the world of Harry Potter & crafts inspired by the Triwizard Tournament. Free.

01 Talk: 'The Kennet & Avon Canal' Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 2.30pm BVYNT talk by Giles Harvey about the history, dereliction & restoration of the canal. Members £3, Guests £5.

01 Quiz Night @ Leigh Leigh Village Hall, nr Sherborne DT9 6HL 6.45pm Quiz night & 2 course supper in aid of Batcombe Church. Tables of 6 @ £7pp Bridge Stores or Andrew Graham 01935 83397 or 07717353232 andrew@sandagraham.com

01 Community Fair Bridport Town Hall, DT6 3LF 9am Local organisations to promote their opportunities, events and activities to the Bridport community.

01 Family Story Time with The Flying Monkeys LSi, 51 East St, Bridport DT6 3JX 11am for 3-8 year olds and their carers. Donation  www.lsibridport.co.uk

02 Woodwind Festival & Workshop Tindall Recital Hall, Acreman Street, Sherborne DT9 3NU 1.30pm Players from Sherborne School take part in a workshop with an element of competition. Free.

02 Black Ven Creative Writing Sessions Lyme Regis Museum DT7 2-3.30pm Sunday Afternoon of creative writing

03 Soup Ploughman's Lunch Alexandra Hotel Lyme Regis DT7 12-2pm Rotary Club of Lyme Regis in aid of Water Survival Box  £10

03 Film: 'The Sisters Brothers' (15) Odeon, Dorchester 7.30pm. Showing on behalf of Dorchester film Society. Bookings in advance only via  www.dorchesterfilmsociety.org.uk

04 Sherborne Literary Society talk Quarr Hall, Gryphon School, Bristol Road, Sherborne DT9 4EQ 6.30 for 7pm Talk by Jason Lewis, author, explorer & sustainability campaigner. £6 Sherborne TIC/ Winstone's Bookshop/ online:  www.sherborneliterarysociety.com/events

04 2050: A Vision for Dorchester, 'Sustainable mobility and transport' Dorford Centre, Dorchester 7.30pm. Talk by Scott Witchalls. Members free: non members £3

05 Talk: 'The Making of Landscape Photographs' Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 2 for 3pm  The Arts Society Sherborne talk. Charlie Waite, landcape photographer talks about 'Behind the Photograph'.  https://theartssociety.org/events/charlie-waite-making-landscape-photographs

05 Talk: 'Life as a Town Crier' St George's Church Hall, High Street, Fordington 7.15 for 7.30pm. Talk by Alistair Chisholm for Dorchester and District Gardening Club. Members, free; non members £3 01305 268523

06 The Importance of 'Time to Talk Day' with Dorset Mind Sherborne Library, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 11am-12noon Dorset Mind share the importance of speaking up, listening, their mission & how they support mental health. Free.

06 Talk: 'The History of Rope, Hemp, Twine and Sail in the South-West' Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 8pm Sherborne Historical Society talk by Ross Aitkin. £5, SHS members free.  www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk

06 Talk: 'Climbing Plants' Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR 2.30-3.30pm Free spring talk about climbing plants 01935 814345

06 'The RAF In Lyme Regis' Woodmead Halls Lyme Regis DT7 2.30pm Speaker Ken Gollop local historian about the RAF 1937-64 in Lyme Regis 01297 443156

07/08 Dorchester Beerex 2020 Corn Exchange. 7th 11am – 8th 11:30pm. More details in our news item here. Tickets – camrawdorset.org.uk

07 Snowdrop Remembrance & Thanksgiving Service Cheap Street Church, Sherborne DT9 3BJ 11.30am An opportunity to remember loved ones with Sherborne Churches Together.

07 Pianists' Recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne DT9 3BJ 1.45pm Sherborne School piano soloists perform on the Steinway model D.

07 Skittles Evening The Tippling Philosopher, Milborne Port DT9 5AQ 7 for 7.30pm Sherborne Twinning Association Skittles Evening & finger buffet. £5. Lifts available to members 01963 251081

07 Talk: 'Smuggling and the Dorset Connection' West Bay Discovery Centre 7pm Trevor Ware, Martitime Historian, recounts Dorset's involvement in the smuggling trade. £8 from Dicovery Centre or Bridport TIC.  http://www.westbaydiscoverycentre.org.uk/

08 Dorchester Lions Club Pig Race Brownsword Hall. 7pm – 10.30pm. Enjoy a social evening and help raise funds for 'You Trust', helping vulnerable young persons with life skills. Sponsor a race for £20 and you will have a race named after your company or organisation. Tables for 8 or 10. £15 per person. More details and a printable entry form here.

08 Felting Workshop The Butterfly House, Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR 10.30am-3pm Felting Workshop  SOLD OUT

08 Charlie Bicknell presents 'The Latest Show' The Lyric Theatre, 9 Barrack Street, Bridport DT6 3LX 8pm. Musical show with takes on The Greatest Showman, retro-electro swing, inverted opera and a large balloon. £12 from Bridport TIC 01308 424901 http://aloadofstuffandnonsense.co.uk/lyric

08 Shelby's Elbows and The Skalatans The Tithe Barn, Symondsbury 7pm-Late. Music performances to help raise money for St Catherine's Pre School. £10 from www.billetto.co.uk   https://symondsburyestate.co.uk/events/

08 The Vinyl Monkeys Highlands End Holiday Park, Eype, Bridport DT6 6AR 7.30pm- 11.30pm Live Music, raising funds for Marshwood School PFA £10 tickets from Bridport TIC

08 Jumble Sale Salwayash Village Hall 10am-12pm Tea, Coffee, Cake, Tombola. All items 50p, Entrance 50p

09 Sherborne Winter Warmer Talk The Butterfly House, Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR 2.15pm Talk & slide show: 'Understanding Sherborne south of the Abbey'.  £5 on door.  www.sherbornewalks.co.uk

09 Black Ven Creative Writing Sessions Lyme Regis Museum DT7 2-3.30pm Sunday Afternoon of creative writing

10 Talk: 'The Creativity Code: How AI is Learning to write, paint and think' THS Lecture Theatre, Coburg Road, Dorchester 7pm. Talk by Prof. Marcus du Sautoy. Tickets from Dorchester TIC/THS Reception Tues 28th. Donations welcomed. 01305 267992

11 "The Portland Spies" – talk by Rod Harris OBE ex-Project Manager for the M.O.D. (but long after the spies!) for National Trust South Dorset Association. St Aldhelm's Church Centre, Spa Road, Weymouth DT3 5EW at 2.30 pm. www.southdorsetnt.org.uk

12 Sherborne Artslink Flicks Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 7 for 7.30pm Film: 'Downton Abbey' (PG). Bar open from 6.30pm. £6 from Sherborne TIC or on door if not sold out. 01935 815341 www.sherborneartslink.org.uk

12 Sherborne Schools' Choral Society Concert Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ 7.30pm Sherborne Schools' Choral Society & Orchestra perform Haydn & Mozart. Tickets, £15, £12, £10. 01935 812249 tickets@sherborne.org

12 Supper and Film Night 'One Day' (12) Alexandra Hotel Lyme Regis DT7 7pm Tickets include Cocktail,Two Course Lunch and Film £30 01297 442010

13 Talk: 'Care & Maintenance of Trees & Shrubs' Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 2.30pm Sherborne & District Gardeners' Association talk by David Usher. £2, members free.

13 Sherborne Museum Talk: Our Common Ground Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 1.30 for 2pm Artist Frances Hatch speaks about her experience of painting the Dorset landscape. £5. Members free.  www.sherbornemuseum.co.uk

13 Talk: 'Get Set for Spring' Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR 2.30-3.30pm Free spring talk about preparing the garden for spring 01935 814345

13 Talk: 'The Great Fen' LSi, 51 East St, Bridport DT6 3JX 7pm An illustrated Talk and book launch by Alan Bowley. Free/Donation  www.lsibridport.co.uk

13 Film: 'Ash is Purest White'(NR) Corn Exchange, Dorchester 7.30pm. Showing on behalf of Dorchester film Society. Bookings in advance only via  www.dorchesterfilmsociety.org.uk

14 Valentine's Day All Stars – Dinner & Jazz The Dining Room, Sherborne School, Hospital Lane, Sherborne DT9 3AP 7.30pm A three-course dinner to the sound of Jazz performed by Sherborne School's Swing Band. £25 01935 812249 tickets@sherborne.org

14 Strings Recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne DT9 3BJ 1.45pm  Sherborne School students play music from the 18th to 21st centuries. Free.

14 Lyme Regis U3A Social Morning Woodmead Halls Lyme Regis DT7 10am-12pm Coffee Morning: Learn, Laugh and Live Free

14 Don't Dine Alone Trinity Manor Care Home, Bradford Road, Sherborne DT9 6EX 5-6.30pm Don't dine alone on Valentine's Day! Free event but please call to book. 01935 818577.

15 Orchid Day Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR 11am & 2.30pm. Clinic with Ian Parsons, Vice President of the British Orchid Council. 01935 814345

15 Choral Concert St Michael's Church Lyme Regis DT7 7.30pm Evening Concert with  Lyme Bay Chorale £10

15 Sherborne Bookfair Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 9.30am-4pm Book fair

15 Jazz Concert Sladers Yard, West Bay, DT6 4EL 6.30 meal, 8pm Jazz Muscians playing classics from the History of Jazz. £18 or £36 with Dinner (main course) 01308 459511 https://sladersyard.wordpress.com/

15 Charity Night: Live music and Disco Trinity Club, Trinity Street, Dorchester 6.30pm 'til late. In aid of Kingfisher Ward, Dorchester Hospital. £12 inc buffet 01305 262671

15 Tea and Textiles Dorset Centre for Creative Arts, Middle Farm Way, Poundbury 10am-4pm. Demonstrations and sign ups for courses.  www.dorsetcentreforthecreativearts.co.uk

16 Eco Fair & Supermarket Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 9am-1pm Range of crafts & items which have been responsibly sourced with an emphasis on zero waste. Facebook: Eco Fair Sherborne. 07708 372251

16 Workshop: Sherborne Folk Band Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 1.30-4.30pm. All levels & acoustic instruments. Learn new tunes & harmonies by ear. £12.50 on door, discounts available online. www.sherbornefolkband.org

16 Sherborne 5km Run From the Terraces, Sherborne DT9 5NS. 8am registration, 8.25am warm-up, 8.30am 5km run organised by CommuniFit.  www.communifit.co.uk  or facebook.com/sherborne5km/

16 Talk: 'The Unforgettable Walter – Sherborne's Adopted Son/ Castleton Church, Sherborne DT9 3SA 2pm Blue Badge Guide Cindy Chant shares the life and secrets of Walter Ralegh. £8. No need to book.

16 Sung Eucharist St Michael's Church Lyme Regis DT7 11am Sung Eucharist with an invited choir

16 Explore Romantic Sherborne Tourist Information Centre, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 11am 3 mile dog-friendly circular walk exploring events & locations. Walking shoes advised. £8. No need to book.  www.sherbornewalks.co.uk

16 Workshop: Sherborne Folk Band Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 1.30-4.30pm Workshop for all levels & acoustic instruments. Learn new tunes & harmonies by ear. £12.50 on door, discounts available online.

16 Hansel and Gretel The Tithe Barn, Symondsbury Estate, Bridport, DT6 6HG 3.15pm for 4pm start. A relaxed theatre experience, live music and gentle interaction. £8.50 available at Bridport TIC or Online 01308 424166 www.symondsburyestate.co.uk

17-21 Have a go at seed sowing Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR All day. Gardeners of all ages can sow seeds at our potting benches to grow at home. 01935 814345

17-21 Half Term: Pirates! Shire Hall, Dorchester 10am-4pm including treasure hunts, parrot spotting and film night. 2 children in fancy dress free per every full paying adult. www.shirehall.org.uk

18 Pizza Night Pilot Boat Lyme Regis DT7 From 6pm In aid of Cancer Research UK Pizza +Glass of wine £12 7796951991

18 Michele O'Brien presents 'The Ark & Dove' The Lyric Theatre, 9 Barrack Street, Bridport DT6 3LX 2pm. Storyteller and actor Michele O'Brien presents Storytelling, Dance and Puppetry. £8/£6 from Bridport TIC 01308 424901 http://aloadofstuffandnonsense.co.uk/lyric

19 Sherborne Group Dorset Wildlife Trust Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 7.30pm Talk by Pauline Kidner, founder of Secret World Wildlife Rescue, about her work rescuing, rehabilitating & releasing wildlife. £3.

19 U3A Coffee Morning Cheap Street Church Hall, Sherborne, DT9 3BJ 10.15-11.45am Coffee Morning open to all members of Sherborne U3A

19 Sherborne WI talk Catholic Church Hall, Westbury, Sherborne, DT9 3RA 2.30pm Speaker: Paul Stickland. 'An insight into the beginnings & continued growth & success of Black Shed Flowers'. £4 inc refreshments.

19 Jamal Aiiyev (Cello) and Maksim Stsura (piano) St Mary's Church, Edward Rd, Dorchester 7.30pm Works by Beethoven,Rachmaninov, David Popper, Cesar Franck. £15 from Dorchester TIC/ Dorchester Arts Centre 01305 267992

19-22 'Hickory Dickory Dock' Woodmead Halls Lyme Regis DT7 7.30pm Matinee Saturday 2.30pm  Lyme Regis Panto Society

20 Tree-mendous Woodland Stories & Crafts Sherborne Library, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 10.30-11.30am In-tree-guing stories & unbe-leaf-able crafts for children based on woodlands plus writing competition. Free.

20 Talk: 'From Foundry to Foreign Office' Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 8pm Sherborne Historical Society talk by Prof Andrew Thorpe about Arthur Henderson (1863-1935), Labour Party leader. £5, SHS members free.  www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk

20 Talk: 'Strawberries & other soft fruit' Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR 2.30-3.30pm Free spring talk about growing strawberries & other soft fruit. 01935 814345

20 Sharandys Birds of Prey Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR 10am-4pm Get close up with birds of prey. 01935 814345

20 Talk: 'A Cruise along the Jurassic Coast' Committee Rm 1, Colliton Hall, Dorchester 6.45 for 7.15pm. talk by Steve Belasco for RSPB South Dorset memebers £3, visitors £4

21 Talk: 'DH Lawrence, Poet' Sladers Yard, West Bay, DT6 4EL 7.30pm Talk with readings by Graham Fawcett. £12.50. Pre event supper menu available from 5.30pm, please reserve a table 01308 459511 www.sladersyard.wordpress.com

24 Insight Lecture Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 7.30pm Insight lecture by former Bishop of London, Richard Chartres. £5 on the door.  www.insight.sherborneabbey.com

24 Talk: 'Storms, Flood and Fires' Bridport United Church Hall, East Street, DT6 3LJ 2.30pm. Talk by Bruce Upton for Golden Cap Association (West Dorset) £5 01308 863577

24 Dry Season The Lyric Theatre, Barrack Street, Bridport, DT6 3LX 7.30pm Scratch and Spit, Kat Lyons presents an autobiographical journey through a year of hormones, mental health issues and unexpected camaraderie. £7.50 from Bridport TIC or £10 on the door

24-29 Sherborne Amateur Players: 'Table Manners' Sherborne Studio Theatre, Marston Road, Sherborne DT9 4BL 7.30pm by Alan Ayckbourn, A £10, students £8, from Sherborne TIC or 07585 278722 www.aps-sherborne.co.uk

25 Talk: Raj Adgopul 'On a Laugh- Littered Journey' Bridport United Church Hall, East Street, DT6 3LJ 2pm Raj Adgopul talking about his journey as an immigrant to England  www.u3asites.org.uk/bridport

26 Talk: 'How the Earth Shaped Human History' Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 7.30pm Sherborne Science Café talk by Prof Lewis Dartnell, University of Westminster. £2 donation  sherborne.scafe@gmail.com

27 Talk: 'Exploring peat alternatives' Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR 2.30-3.30pm Free spring talk about peat free alternatives. 01935 814345

27 'The Art of The Joke' (12) LSi, 51 East St, Bridport DT6 3JX 3pm An Illustrated Talk by Susie Harries £5 fundraiser  www.lsibridport.co.uk

27 Film: 'Woman at War' Corn Exchange, Dorchester 7.30pm. Showing on behalf of Dorchester Film Society. Bookings in advance only via  www.dorchesterfilmsociety.org.uk

28 Talk with John Bradshaw 'Guide dogs' Sherborne Library, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 2-3pm Injured whilst diffusing a landmine, John discusses being blind & the pleasure and empowerment of owning a guide dog. Free.

28 Soloists' Recital III Cheap Street Church, Sherborne DT9 3BJ 1.45pm Sherborne School solo musicians in concert. Free.

29 Art Vessels using fibre & textile Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 10am-4pm ArtsLink workshop with Jennie Loader. Max. 8  £68 or £61 for Friends of ArtsLink. 01935 815899 www.sherborneartslink.org.uk

29 Ancestry Workshop Trinity Manor Care Home, Bradford Road, Sherborne DT9 6EX 2-3.30pm Learn to make a family tree with Barry Brock. Free event but please call to book. 01935 818577.

29 Bridport Broadsiders Bridport Town Hall 7.30pm Celebrate Bridport Millennium Green's 20th Anniversary, with the male sea shanty singing group. £7 (members £6) 01308 425037

29 Armed Forces Veterans Breakfast Club Greyhound Hotel (Wetherspoons), East Street, Bridport 9.30am Breakfast and Banter for Serving Armed Forces Personnel, Veterans, Partners and Relatives

March

03 "Battle of Britain over Dorset, 1940" talk by archaeologist / historian John Smith for National Trust South Dorset Association. St Aldhelm's Church Centre, Spa Road, Weymouth DT3 5EW at 2.30 pm. www.southdorsetnt.org.uk

February

01 Once Upon A Time Stalbridge Village Hall
01 The Brubeck Project Martinstown Village Hall
09 Luke Wright Blackmore Vale Inn Marnhull
09 And Before I Forget I Love You Piddletrenthide Village Hall
13 Wit and Songs of Noel Coward Broadoak Village Hall,
14 Wit and Songs of Noel Coward Sydling St Nicholas Village Hall
14 Vocal Harmony workshop Milborne St Andrew Village Hall
14 Song on the Times Milborne St Andrew Village Hall
15 BSO Trio of Flute Viola & Harp Nether Compton Village Hall
16 BSO Trio of Flute Viola & Harp Bridehead, Little Bredy
19 Mazymeg and the Honeybees Milborne St Andrew Village Hall
20 Mazymeg and the Honeybees Yetminster Primary School
21 Mazymeg and the Honeybees Portesham Village Hall
22 Ark and the Dove Sandford Orcas Village Hall
23 Tea with William Barnes Stalbridge Village Hall
29 The Walking Man Powerstock Village Hall

www.artsreach.co.uk

01305 269512 info@artsreach.co.uk

January

22 MUSIC Andreas Scholl with Tamar Halperin
25 COMEDY Friend
29 COMEDY National Trust Fan Club
30 MUSIC Bowie, Berlin and Beyond

February

01 Dance/Circus Anima (Joli Vyann)
12 Music Windborne: Song on the Times
14 Classical Craig Odden and MilosMilivojevic
15 Comedy Patrick Monohan: Started From the Bottom, Now I'm Here
19 Jazz Mike Denham Speakeasy with Trevor Whiting
21 Spoken Word Posting Letters to the Moon – Lucy Fleming and Simon Williams
23 Classical Olwen Foulkes – Indoor Fireworks: Entertainment from Drury Lane 26 Comedy Mark Thomas: 50 Things about Us
28 Fundraiser Some Like it Hot!

www.dorchesterarts.org.uk

Ticket Office : Dorchester TIC  01305 267992 Box Office : 01305 266992

January

Until 15/02 EXHIBITION Another Way of Life As Seen By A Motorcycle-Photographs by George Wright
23 SPOKEN WORD George Wright in Conversation with Horatio Morpurgo
24 COMEDY Sam Avery- Toddlergeddon
25 MUSIC Schmoozenbergs

February

01 SCREENING MET Porgy and Bess Live
07 SPOKEN WORD Luke Wright- The Remains of Logan Dankworth
08 MUSIC Steve Knightly 2019
14 MUSIC Jazz February: Le Voyage A Paris, French Chansons
20/02-21/03 EXHIBITION Treasure Planet, Artwey
21 MUSIC Classic Concert
28 MUSIC Hashmat Sultana

Box Office : 01308 424 204                                                            www.bridport-arts.com

Chaplins Cellar Bar, Bridge Hotel, Bridport regular bands at various times 01308 423371

Reloved Cellar Bar, Dorchester,  Open Mic Fri 9pm 01929 257070

Convivial Rabbit Trinity Street Dorchester. Sun Folk Evening 7.30pm 0774 7072306

Three Compasses Charminster. Sun 6pm 01305 263618

Tom Browns Dorchester, open Mic Mon 9pm 01305 264020

Blue Raddle Dorchester, folk, various dates 01305 267762

Books Beyond Words High East Street Dorchester. 1st Thurs of month Poetry Open Mic 01305 818029

Pilot Boat Lyme Regis live music every Wed & Fri nights from 9pm  01297 443157

Swim Lyme Regis live music every Thursdays nights from 9pm 01297 442668

Dorchester Probus meet on the second Thursday of each month for lunch & a chat at The Gamekeeper, Charminster (12 noon for 12:30pm). Roger 01305 269315 or Roy 01305 250978

No.10 Café/Bar, East St Bridport. Live music most nights. 01308 420032

The Ropemakers, West St, Bridport. Regular bands at various times. 01308 421255

Beach & Barnicott, South St, Bridport. Live music every Friday Night. 01308 807002

The Bridport Stable, Behind The Bull, East St, Bridport. Regular bands at various times, 01308 459922

Live DJs @ Swim The Marine Parade, Lyme Regis DT7 3JF Weekends

Rise, West Bay. Regular bands at various times. 01308 422011

January

24 COMEDY Comedy Club with Jonny Pelham
25 MUSIC Ninebarrow
26 MUSIC Trio Simbora
29 SCREENING Exhibition On Screen: Lucian Freud
30 FILM Blinded By The Light (12A)

February

01 Bait FILM (15)
07 Downton Abbey FILM (PG)
08 Sam Lee MUSIC
09 The Sunday Sessions MUSIC
13 Mrs Lowry and Son Cinema
14 Simply ReRed MUSIC
15 Kinky Boots-The Musical SCREENING
19 Children Love Disco MUSIC
20 Cyrano De Bergerac NTL SCREENING
22 Geoff Norcott Talking Liberties COMEDY
23 Jazz In The Bar: Nat King Cole To Sinatra MUSIC
27 The Goldfinch CINEMA (15)
28 Lyme Regis Comedy Club With Nick Page COMEDY
29 Judy CINEMA (12A)

www.marinetheatre.com

Marine Theatre Box Office: 01297 442138 (Lyme Regis TIC)

January

29/01-01/02 THEATRE BPP present Beauty and the Beast

February

02 SREENING BOLSHOI: Giselle
04 SCREENING La Boheme (Opera)
06 FILM Little Women (U)
07 SCREENING Kinky Boots
14 FILM Jojo Rabbit (12A)
15 FILM Spies in Disguise (PG)
15 FILM Cats (U)
20 SCREENING NT Live: Cyrano De Bergerac
21 COMEDY Geoff Norcott
22 STAND UP Mark Thomas
23 SCREENING BOLSHOI: Swan Lake
25 SCREENING Marston & Scarlett (Ballet)
27 MUSIC Catfish
28 FILM 1917

www.electricpalace.org.uk

Electric Palace Box Office: 01308 424901 (Bridport TIC)

Fossil Walks  Regular guided fossil hunting walks in Lyme Regis & Charmouth are run year round by Lyme Regis Museum  01297 443370 www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk,  Brandon Lennon 07944 664757 www.lymeregisfossilwalks.com Jurassic Gems  01297 444405, the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre  01297 560772 www.charmouth.org, Jurassic Coast Guides 07900 257944 guide@jurassiccoastguides.co.uk   Chris Pamplin 0845 0943757 www.fossilwalks.com  Times vary according to the tides, telephone for full details & booking information.  

Walking the Way to Health in Bridport, with trained health walk leaders. Starts from CAB, 45 South Street every Tues & Thurs at 10:30am. Walks last approx 30mins, all welcome, free of charge. 01305 252222 or sarahdavies@dorset.gov.uk

Durotriges Roman Tours Every day at Town Pump: 11am, 1pm & 4pm. A£8 C£4 from Dorchester TIC 07557472092 Booking Essential DorchesterRomanTours@Outlook.com

Dorchester Strollers, walks with trained health walkers. Every Mon at 10:30am & Tues at 2:15pm. Occasional Thurs & Sun afternoons.  Walks last up to one hour, all welcome, free.   01305 263759 for more information.

Literary Lyme walking tours available throughout the year.  07763 974569 for details & to book.

Mary Anning Walks Lyme Regis. Old Lyme as Mary knew it with Natalie Manifold.  01297 443370.  www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk

Jurassic Electric Guided electric bike tours in West Dorset throughout the year. 07796 135256, www.jurassic-electric.co.uk  or ask at your local TIC.

West Dorset Ramblers  Regular walks around the area.  01297 631130  www.westdorsetramblers.org.uk

Jurassic Coast walks with the Jurassic Trust https://jurassiccoast.org/news-events/events/

South Dorset Ramblers Walks in Dorset on Sat, Sun & Wed. www.southdorsetramblers.org.uk 01305 262839 / 269381

Cyclists' Touring Club West Dorset  westdorsetcycling@gmail.com      http://www.akweb.org.uk/wdccalendar/

Kingcombe Environmental Studies Centre, Toller Porcorum www.kingcombe.org  01300 320684 Natural history, wildlife, archaeology & art & craft courses run all year. Booking essential.

Dorset Wildlife Trust runs walks, talks, workshops, work parties & other events.   01305 264620. www.dorsetwildlife.co.uk

Dorset Centre for Creative Arts Poundbury Art & Craft courses, workshops & open days 01305 764713 http://dorsetcreativeartclasses.co.uk / sarahbramwell.dcca@gmail.com

Monkton Wyld Court Walks, talks, workshops, courses & other events.  01297 560342.  www.monktonwyldcourt.co.uk

The Bodger's Barn Nr. Bridport. Green woodwork courses throughout the year – short courses & evening classes, all small groups.  Also workshop sessions for groups including special needs.   01308 425455 www.brightwater.org.uk

Arty Crafty WorkshopsCake Decoration, Textiles & Creative Crafts  For more info:  01308 459100 www.dennierose.co.uk

Crafty Camping Holditch, TA20 4NL. 2-5 day green woodworking courses 01460 221102  www.mallinson.co.uk

Langhams Vineyard Tours & tasting 01258 839095   https://langhamwine.co.uk/

Furleigh Estate Vineyard Tours & tasting Every Wed, Fri & Sat at 11am & 2:30pm. 01308 488991 www.furleighestate.co.uk

Arts Classes 1/2 day workshops on painting  & drawing. The Chapel, Dewlish. 01258 837199. www.artist-anita-law.co.uk

Marilyn Allis  Briantspuddle  DT2 7HJ. Watercolour, Acrylic & Mixed Media. 07789 026546 www.marilynallis.com

Broadwindsor Craft Studios Workshops DT8 3PX. A wide range of workshops, many in the evening. Info:  01308 867504

The Slipped Stitch Workshops The Julian, Cheap Street Sherborne. Knit & Natters (Tue & Thurs, 10am-12noon), plus crochet, knitting & needle felting classes. 01935 508249 www.theslippedstitch.co.uk

Historical Dancing Monthly – Dorchester Thurs 7:30-9:30pm; Bridport Sun 1:30-4pmFor dates contact 01935 472771 thedancingmaster@outlook.com

Studio Art Classes Upwey http://www.thestudioartschool.co.uk/painting-classes/4587164445

Divine Sound Union/ White Tara workshops in Sherborne, Bridport & Dorchester 01935 389655 ahiahel@live.com  www.centreforpuresound.org

Dance Wessex Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. Tea Dance & Evening Dance each month. Ballroom, Latin & popular sequence. Over 18s, all levels, smart casual dress. £5 For dates & times see dance@dancewessex.co.uk Tel: 01460 240112

T'ai Chi & Chi Kung Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL. Mondays 10-11am £7 a session. Tel: 07517 183277

taichilessons47@gmail.com

Gardening for Brain Health Bridport Community Orchard. Alternate Thursdays 0300 123 1916 melanie.gale@alzheimers.org.uk

Creative Clay for All Dorset's Crafty Barn, Milton Abbas Workshops creativeclayforall@yahoo.co.uk 07815819825

Bridport Camera Club Regular talks, club events 01935 82352 www.bridportcameraclub.co.uk

Ariel Silks Classes various times & locations 07958480557 or charlie@charliebicknell.co.uk

Lsi Bridport Various classes, dates, times www.lsibridport.co.uk

Dorchester

Weekly Market in Fairfield Car Park, Weymouth Ave 8am-3pm every Wednesday, Farmers' Market 1st Saturday in each month at Poundbury, 9am-1pm Country Market at The Corn Exchange every Friday (exc. Easter) 8:30am-11am.

Broadmayne

Monthly Market St. Martin's Community Hall, Broadmayne (By Church), every 3rd Friday 2pm-3:30pm. Proceeds to the Hall.

Owermoigne

Monthly Market in the village hall 2nd Saturday of the month, 10:30am-12noon. Homemade produce, bric a brac, plants, crafts, books.

Bridport

Weekly Market in the Town every Wednesday & Saturday, Farmers Market 2nd Sat of the month 9am-1pm Bridport Arts Centre, Country Market Every Saturday WI Hall, Vintage Market Last Saturday of month, Local Food Market Every Sunday 9am-3pm St Michael's trading estate.

Sherborne

Pannier Market on the Parade every Thursday & Saturday. Country Market in Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, every Thursday 9-11.30am. Farmers' Market  3rd Friday each month – Cheap Street, 9am-1pm.  Vintage Market – 4th Saturday each month Feb to Nov, Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road. 9am-4pm. Quarterly Book Fair Memorial Hall, Digby Rd: 15th Feb, 16th May, 15th August, 14th November. Chasty Cottage Antiques Fair 15th Feb in Digby Hall, Hound Street 9.30am-4pm.

Dorchester – Library, South Walks, Dorchester – 01305 267992
Bridport – South Street, Bridport – 01308 424901
Sherborne – Digby Road, Sherborne – 01935 815341
Lyme Regis – Church Street, Lyme Regis – 01297 442138

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