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What’s On in Dorset

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak the Local Events Diary and Arts Centre listings have been removed until further notice. We have left some sections such as Gig Guide, Walks & Cycling, Workshops & Classes and Markets since, although most activities will probably be cancelled, you may find the information useful for the future when things return to normal. 

With thanks to
Dorchester Tourist Information Centre
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 and the websites of the various Arts Centres and Artsreach, or call in to your local TIC.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information shown is correct, KeeP 106 cannot accept any responsibility for any errors or omissions. Inclusion in these listings does not imply any recommendation by KeeP 106. KeeP 106 is not responsible for external websites.

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 Radle 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

Fossil Walks  Regular guided fossil hunting walks in Lyme Regis & Charmouth are run year round by Lyme Regis Museum  01297 443370,  Brandon Lennon 07944 664757 Jurassic Gems  01297 444405, the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre  01297 560772, Jurassic Coast Guides 07900 257944   Chris Pamplin 0845 0943757  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. 01305 252222 or

Durotriges Roman Tours Every day at Town Pump. A£8 C£4 from Dorchester TIC or 07557472092 Booking Essential

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.

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

West Dorset Ramblers  Regular walks around the area.  01297 631130

Jurassic Coast walks with the Jurassic Trust

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

Cyclists’ Touring Club West Dorset

Jurassic Coast Guides Regular fossil walks and guided tours. With award winning Marin Curtis. 07900 257944

Kingcombe Environmental Studies Centre, Toller Porcorum  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.

Dorset Centre for Creative Arts Poundbury Art & Craft courses, workshops & open days 01305 764713 /

Monkton Wyld Court Walks, talks, workshops, courses & other events.  01297 560342.

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

Arty Crafty WorkshopsCake Decoration, Textiles & Creative Crafts  For more info:  01308 459100

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

Langhams Vineyard Tours & tasting 01258 839095

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

Arts Classes 1/2 day workshops on painting  & drawing. The Chapel, Dewlish. 01258 837199.

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

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

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

Studio Art Classes Upwey

Divine Sound Union/ White Tara workshops in Sherborne, Bridport & Dorchester 01935 389655

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 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

Gardening for Brain Health Bridport Community Orchard. Alternate Thursdays 0300 123 1916

Creative Clay for All Dorset’s Crafty Barn, Milton Abbas Workshops 07815819825

Bridport Camera Club Regular talks, club events 01935 82352

Ariel Silks Classes various times & locations 07958480557 or

LSi Bridport Various classes, dates, times

Hardy’s Cottage Various walks and “Dorset Button” making


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.


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


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


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.     


Pannier Market on the Parade every Thursday and Saturday; Country Market in Church Hall, Digby Road, Thursday mornings, 9-11.30am; Farmers’ Market  3rd Friday in each month – Cheap Street, 9am-1pm.  Saturday Antiques & Flea Market – held the fourth Saturday every month (exc. April and December), Church Hall, Digby Road. 9am-4pm. Quarterly Book Fair Memorial Hall, Digby Rd: March, May, August, November. Chasty Cottage Antiques  Memorial Hall, Digby Rd -7th March

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

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information shown is correct, KeeP 106 cannot accept any responsibility for any errors or omissions. Inclusion in these listings does not imply any recommendation by KeeP 106. KeeP 106 is not responsible for external websites.

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