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What's On in and around West Dorset

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

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

There are more details about individual events and activities on the various websites, where shown in the listings, of the venues featured and on visit-dorset.com or call in to your local TIC.

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There's lots here so scroll down or jump to – October or November

Until 27/10 Down the Slipway West Bay Discovery Centre, DT6 4EN 11am-4pm. Daily excluding Mondays. Bringing the ship yard back to life and discovering some of its secrets. Donations welcomed. 01308 427288 www.westbaydiscoverycentre.org.uk

Until 08/11 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.

Until 17/11 Desire, Love, Identity: Exploring LGBTQ History Shire Hall, Dorchester. 10am – 4pm daily. A British Museum touring exhibition which displays LGBTQ experiences from the British Museum collection, from ancient history to the present day. More info here

Until 22/11 Exhibition The Courtyard Café, The Town Mill, Lyme Regis 9.30-4pm Exhibition: hand crafted and unique mosaic mirrors by Liz Hollingworth. Free.

Until 27/11 Music Appreciation Classes: 'The Romantic Period' United Church, Dorchester 2-3.30pm Led by Dr Richard Hall for Dorset Rural Music School. £8/session 01258 452511 drmsblandford@gmail.com

Until 27/11 Black Ven Verse Choir St Swithuns Church Hall, Allington, Bridport. Wednesdays 1-3pm. A Choir of spoken word voices. £50-8 week course blackvenpress@gmail.com

18/10-08/11 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.

18/10-22/11 Exhibition The Courtyard Café, The Town Mill, Lyme Regis 9.30-4pm Exhibition- hand crafted and unique mosaic mirrors by Liz Hollingworth. Free.

26/10-02/11 Halloween Maize Maze The Toy Barn, Blackmarsh Farm, Sherborne DT9 4JX. Free pumpkin for every person who finds the pumpkin patch hidden in the Maze. Café, play equipment, go-karts. Ticket & info from www.toy-barn.co.uk or 01935 815040

26/10-03/11 Half Term Halloween Fun Shire Hall, Dorchester 10am -5pm daily. Entrance free with Annual Pass A £9.50 C £5. 2 children free with every adult. Additional charge for Slime of £2 01308 863577 http://shirehalldorset.org/visit/

26/10-03/11 Drawn to Life: Spiders, Ghosts & Phantoms Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil BA22 7LH 10am-4pm Spooky, fun, Big Draw & Halloween-themed activities in the Museum, 4-10yrs. Free admission with Museum admission. 01305 261849 https://www.haynesmotormuseum.com

29/10-22/03 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/

October

Until 20/10 + 16/11 Dorchester Literary Festival 2019 Various Dorchester venues  Various times. £10 per event: 15% with purchases of £30+ Book at Dorchester TIC or 01305 267992 www.dorchesterliteraryfestival.com

18-20 The Onion Jack Onion festival West Bay Festival with Breton Market, entertainment, concerts and street circus. Free.  https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Personal-Blog/Onion-Jack-313694765762643/

19-20 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.

20, 27 Sunday Afternoon Tea at the Museum Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge St, Lyme Regis, DT7 3QA 2.15-3.45pm Explore Lyme's history with poet Sarah Acton and create your own writing. £5.95 01297 443370 www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk

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/

20 Circo Ridiculoso presents 'Frankenstein for Kids' The Lyric Theatre, Barrack Street, Bridport DT6 3LX 11am & 2pm A fusion of silliness, unscientific storytelling and monstrous balloon puppetry! A£8 C£6  from Bridport TIC

22 '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

22 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

22 'Food for Free' Bridport United Church Hall, East Street, Bridport 2pm. Talk: James Feaver on the subject of foraging for wild food.U3A Non members £2  www.u3asites.org.uk/bridport

23 Jurassic Coast Raptors Rookie Evening Avenue Stadium, Dorchester. 8pm – 10pm. Dorchester based American Football Team. More players required for 2020 season. Positions for every body size so it is truly an inclusive sport. All equipment will be provided and it is absolutely free of charge. Bring boots with moulded studs, a gum shield and some water. See jurassiccoastraptors.co.uk for more info.

23 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

23 Autumn Show & Harvest Supper Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme DT7 3UY 7.30pm Bring & Share supper.  https://ulrhs.wordpress.com

23 Lunchtime organ recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ 1pm 40 minute organ recital by Simon Gregory. Retiring collection.

23 Bridport Camera Club – Colin Varndell Bridport Town Hall, DT6 3LF 7pm for 7.30pm start. Introduction to Nature Skills Course for members. Annual Membership £30. 01935 892353 www.bridportcameraclub.co.uk

23 'Hardy's Tess at Kingston Maurwood', Kingston Maurwood College, DT28PY. 7 for 7.30pm Talk by Luke Rake. Free www.hardysociety.org

23-25 Sherborne Literary Festival Merritt Centre, Sherborne Girls, Sherborne DT9 3QN 3 days of workshops & talks by authors including novelists, historians, photographers & more. Tickets Sherborne TIC or  www.sherborneliterarysociety.com

23-31 Halloween Half Term Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset TA20 4LU Halloween Fun in the grounds of the Abbey, haunted trail, pumpkin rolling. Normal admission applies.  https://www.fordeabbey.co.uk

24 Film: 'Kind Hearts & Coronets' Wootton Fitzpaine Village Hall, Wootton Fitzpaine, DT6 6ND 7 for 7.30pm. Celebration screening as this classic Ealing Comedy is 70 yrs old. £5 on door.  https://www.wootton-fitzpaine.co.uk/events

24 Film: 'WAJIB' Dorchester Corn Exchange 7.30pm. Showing on behalf of Dorchester film Society. Bookings in advance only via  www.dorchesterfilmsociety.org.uk

24 Dementia Friends Session Trinity Manor Care Home, Bradford Road, Sherborne DT9 6EX 2-4pm Free but please book: 01935 594030

24 Story Café: 'Branwen' The Lyric Theatre, Barrack Street, Bridport DT6 3LX 7:30pm. One of the greatest myths of Celtic mythology. £10 Bridport TIC 01308 424901 http://aloadofstuffandnonsense.co.uk

24-26 Bridport Shakespeare Co. presents: 'Measure For Measure' Chapel In The Garden, East Street, Bridport DT6 3JX 7:30pm. Nuns, low lives, axes & bawdy wenches! £5.50 Bridport TIC 01308 424901 www.bridportandwestbay.co.uk

24-27 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

25/26 Nothe of the Living Dead Nothe Fort, Weymouth. A Halloween Experience to remember. Could you survive a Zombie Apocalypse? Come and find out. More details and tickets here or see poster

25 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.

25 'Being an Ambassador to the UN' Brownsword Hall, Poundbury 7 for 7.30pm. Talk with Matthew Rycroft, permanent secretary DfID £8  www.brownswordevents.org.uk

26 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

26 Wedding Fayre Sherborne West End Hall, Littlefield, Sherborne DT9 6AU 11am Wedding Fayre

26 Bonfire on the Beach West Bay 5.30pm Bonfire on the beach, fireworks 8pm. Free.  https://www.westbay.org.uk/bonfire

26 Coffee Morning United Church Hall, East St, Bridport 10am-12pm Bridport Choral Society Coffee Morning

26 Halloween Bash The Tithe Barn, Symondsbury 7.30pm Bar until 11.30pm Vinyl Monkeys, Halloween Themed Cocktails, Fancy Dress (optional) Tickets £10 from Billetto.co.uk

26-27 Halloween ghost hunt Brewery Square, Dorchester 10am-3pm. Find the images and return your form for a free prize.  http://www.brewerysquare.com/brewery_square_whats_on_in_the_square.cfm

26/10-03/11 Half Term Halloween Fun Shire Hall, Dorchester. 10am-5pm daily. Entrance free with Annual Pass A £9.50 C £5. 2 children free with every adult. Additional charge for Slime of £2. 01305 261849 http://shirehalldorset.org/visit/

26/10-03/11 Drawn to Life: Spiders, Ghosts & Phantoms Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil BA22 7LH 10am-4pm Spooky, fun, Big Draw & Halloween-themed activities in the Museum. Age 4-10yrs. Free admission with Museum admission.  https://www.haynesmotormuseum.com

27 Dorchester Repair Café Sunninghill Community Hall. 10 am – 12 noon. A repair cafe offers tools, materials and specialist help to fix broken household items and therefore save them from landfill. Anyone is welcome to bring an item along, come for a chat, have a coffee or just watch the repairers at work. We need help with admin, reception, refreshments, and of course repairing. Find us on Facebook and Instagram @dorchesterrepaircafe

27 Cider Making Open Day Mill House Cider Museum, Moreton Rd, Owermoigne DT2 8HZ. 10am – 4pm. In aid of RSPCA Taylors. A day of Traditional Cider Making during half term! Apples will be crushed and pressed using the antique equipment – a chance for people to see traditional ways of making cider in the flesh! We are also planning Steam Engines, Rural Crafts, as well as Dorset Cider Tasting, Sausage Sizzle, Stalls, Kids activities, Hot Mulled Cider and Dorset Apple cake on sale. Adults £2 Children free. www.millhousecider.com

28 'The Treasures of Dorset' Bridport United Church Hall, East Street. 2.30pm Talk by Christopher Legrand for Golden Cap Association. £5 for non-members 01308 863577

29 Talk: 'The Mayoral Regalia of Lyme Regis' Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. 2.30-4pm. Lyme Regis Society talk by Maurice Liddiard. Members free/visitors £3  www.lymeregissociety.org.uk

30 Lunchtime organ recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ 1pm 40 minute organ recital by James Henderson. Retiring collection.

30 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

30-31 Bach Flower Steps Studio, Crepe Farm Business Park, Symondsbury 10am-5pm. 2 day course to help people understand the flower essences. £195. Nikki Northover at 07765 971357  / www.bridportyouthdance.org.uk  bridportyouthdance01@gmail.com

31 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+.

31 'Drinks in the Clink: Spells in the Cells' Shire Hall, Dorchester 7pm. Dressing up encouraged! £30 18+ only. 01305 261849 http://shirehalldorset.org/visit/

31 'The Roots of Religion in West Bay' West Bay Discovery Centre, The Methodist Church, West Bay, Dorset 10am. For all ages. Free, booking required. 01308 427288 info@westbaydiscoverycentre.org.uk

November

01 Afternoon Tea Dance Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. 2.30-5pm Ballroom, Latin & popular sequence. 18+ all levels, smart casual dress. £5 01460 240112 dance@dancewessex.co.uk

01 An Adventure in Georgia Glanvilles Wootton, Holnest & Middlemarsh Village Hall 7pm Talk by Robert Frankcom, Close up to the Russian border. £10 (inc. a glass of wine & canapés) 01300 345450 anniedove1@btinternet.com  https://glanvilleswootton.org/events/

01 Little Forest' Village Hall, Moreton DT2 8RE 7pm Food film festival with Screenbites. £8  www.screenbites.co.uk

01 Dorset's most haunted places Trinity Manor Care Home, Bradford Road, Sherborne DT9 6EX. 12.00-2pm Tour Guide & Dorchester Town Crier Alistair Chisholm tells stories of Dorset's spooky pubs, stately homes & historic buildings. Free but please book: 01935 594030

02 Lyme Regis bonfire and Fireworks Main beach 6.30pm

02 Fireworks display Forde Abbey, Somerset, TA20 4LU 5pm Live music, pipe band, food, drink; fireworks 7pm. Adv. A£10, C£8, Fam(3x C) £30, Gate: A£12.50, C£10, Fam £35. 01460 220231 www.fordeabbey.co.uk

02 BVYNT talk: Hospital Blues Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 2.30pm Talk by Luke Mouland: Nursing in Sherborne during the First World War. Members £3, Guests £5.  https://BVYNTassoc.wordpress.com

02 Halloween Disco West End Hall, Sherborne DT9 6AU 7.30pm til late. Disco, bar, fancy dress optional. Everyone welcome. Free entry. 01963 211011

02 Prehistoric Dorchester Dorford Centre Dorchester 9.30 am. In collaboration with Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society in memory of Peter Woodward. Members £20, Nonmembers £25, Students £15 07780 992799 www.screenbites.co.uk

02 Romantics Anonymous' Village Hall, Briantspuddle DT2 7HS 7pm Food film festival with Screenbites. £8 www.screenbites.co.uk

02 Fireworks display Dorchester RFC, Coburg Road, Dorchester 6.30pm for 8 pm. A £5, C £2 Family £12 (2 + 2)  https://twitter.com/DorchesterRFC

02 Coffee Morning for Weldmar Hospicecare United Church Hall, South Street, Dorchester 10am-12pm £1 inc. coffee and mince pie. Various stall, tombola and fund-raising events.  www.weld-hospice.org.uk

02 Bridport Round Table Fireworks Display Bridport Leisure Centre 7pm for 8pm. Refreshments, children's entertainment, sparklers and much more. U12s Free. 12 + £4  http://www.bridportroundtable.co.uk/fireworks

02 Mumblecrust Theatre presents The Time Machine The Lyric Theatre, Barrack Street, Bridport DT6 3LX 11am & 2pm Reimagining of Wells' thrilling Sci-Fi classic; puppetry, music & storytelling. 4+ . A £10 ,C £5 www.bridportandwestbay.co.uk . 01308 424901 http://aloadofstuffandnonsense.co.uk/lyric/

02 All Soul's Service St Swithun's Church, Allington 7pm A service to remember all our beloved departed. Light a candle and hear their names read out in service.

02 Talk: 50 Years of Counselling: My Presenting Past Cheap Street Church, Sherborne DT9 3BJ. 3pm An audience with Michael Jacobs, Psychotherapist & writer. Tea & cakes. £6 on door or https://anaudiencewithmichaeljacobs.eventbrite.co.uk

02 Jumble Sale Shipton Gorge Village Hall, DT6 4LZ 2pm-4pm Jumble Sale, refreshments available. 50p Entry.

03 Songs Of Praise West Bay Discovery Centre, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EN 3pm Celebrating the Methodist Heritage of Hymn Singing. Free. http://www.westbaydiscoverycentre.org.uk/

03 Charity Chase 2019 Sherborne Sports Centre, DT9 3AP 9am Charity run: 1K/2K/5K/10K. Fancy dress: Headwear for Headway. Raffle, Charity Bake Off, family fun & games. tessa.kelly@sherborne.org

03 The Exiled Collector' Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum, High West Street, Dorchester Talk by Anna Sebba, 1pm. 01305 261849 www.shirehalldorset.org

03 Sherborne Douzelage Afternoon Concert & Cream Tea Cheap Street Church, Sherborne DT9 3BJ 3pm Ana Manero, piano & Arturo Serna, cello in concert. £10 (inc cream tea) from Winstone's, Sherborne TIC & Mary: 01963 251255

03 Fundraiser to honour horses and dogs who died in WWI Horse Statue, Brewery Square, Dorchester 3pm. Purple poppies for sale in support of The Horse Course and Pawsome Pensions charities plus 2 min silence.

03 Christmas Craft Fair Gorwell Farm Barn, Gorwell, Abbotsbury DT3 4JX 10am-4pm. A £1 C Free elworthfarmhouse@aol.com

03-09 Bridport Literary Festival Various Venues, Bridport welcomes writers and audiences from all over the country to enjoy an eclectic programme of events

04 Insight talk: Holy Stardust Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 7.30-9pm Canon Angela Tilby explores how the church can express her gospel in the modern world. £5  www.insight.sherborneabbey.com

04-30 Lines that are already there Bridport Lsi, 51 East St, Bridport DT6 3JX Daily 9am-4pm An Exhibtion of Drawing by Jo Burlington. Entry by donation  www.lsibridport.co.uk

04-09/12 Art and Design History course. 6 week course. Starts Monday 2pm -3.30pm. 'White Room', Chapel in the Garden, East St, Bridport. Fee £60. Book with Pam Simpson MA.chris.pamsimpson@btinternet.com 01300 321715

05 Talk: The Royal Hospital Chelsea – a brief history Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 7.15 for 8pm Sherborne Historical Society talk by John Rochester. Tea & coffee. £5; members & students free  www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk

05 Leweston Bonfire Night Leweston School, DT9 6EN 6pm Gates open, Fireworks & Bonfire 7pm. Hog Roast & drinks. A£6 C£4. (Leweston parents A£5, pupils £3) 01749 677049 www.lewestonenterprises.co.uk

05 Future Planning – The Care Journey  Trinity Manor Care Home, Bradford Road, Sherborne DT9 6EX. 11am-1pm Join Jen Lyddiatt, Peter Harding Wealth Management & Sophie Davies, Farnfield Solicitors for an informative session. Free but please book: 01935 594030

06 Shape & Style Class Trinity Manor Care Home, Bradford Road, Sherborne DT9 6EX. 6-8pm Styling workshop with personal stylist & fashion guru Lindsay Punch. Champagne & canapes. Tickets £35 must be booked via https://sherborneshapeandstyle.eventbrite.co.uk/

06 'Houseplants for Christmas' St George's Church Hall, Fordington 7.15 for 7.30pm. Talk by Gardens Group Gold Club. Non-members £3 01305 268523

06 Lunchtime organ recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ 1pm 40 minute organ recital by Michael Robertson. Retiring collection.

06 People First Dorset: Housing and Money Ropemakers, 36 West Street, Bridport, DT6 3QP 6pm-7.30pm If you have a learning disability and want to meet new people, get help, support, gain confidence and Speak Up, come along 01305 257600 office@peoplefirstdorset.org.uk

06 Chesil Rocks Fundraising Quiz Langton Herring Village Hall 7pm. General Knowledge quiz.Teams of 4 -£5. For tickets contact chesilrocks@gmail.com

07 Talk: The Treasure Act & Portable Antiquities Scheme Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL. 1.30 for 2pm Talk by Ciorstaidh Hayward-Trevarthen, Finds Liaison Officer for Dorset. £5, members free.www.sherbornemuseum.co.uk

07 'The Guardian' Corn Exchange, Dorchester 7.30pm. Showing on behalf of Dorchester film Society. Bookings in advance only via  www.dorchesterfilmsociety.org.uk

07 Charity Auction Night Shire Hall, Dorchester 7.30pmin support of MIND £5 from www.shirehalldorset.org

08 Wine Tasting Sandford Orcas Village Hall, near Sherborne DT9 4RX 7.30-9pm An evening of wine tasting, led by ex wine merchant, the Queen Thorne Vicar, Rev. David Bond 01963 220455

08 Artsreach: 'Brandenburg! Yetminster Jubilee Hall, Church Street, Yetminster, DT9 6LQ 7.30pm Tim Kliphuis Trio play classical, gypsy jazz & folk. A£10, U18s £6. 01935 873719

08 Strings Recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne DT9 3BJ 1.45pm Sherborne School's string players play music ranging from 18th to 20th centuries.

08 U3A AGM Woodmead Halls Lyme Regis DT7 3PG 10am AGM followed by Speaker Rosemary Legrand: 'Spectacular South Africa' Non Members £2 01297 444566

08 1940s Dinner Dance The Tithe Barn, Symondsbury Estate, DT6 6HG 7pm. 2 Course Meal, Live Music, Charity Auction. £25 01308 424116 www.symondsburyestate.co.uk

08 Choral and Instrumental Music Concert St Marys Church, Beaminster 7.30pm Performance by The Madrigal Society and String Orchestra of Sherborne Girls. £12 (£1 C & Students) Yarn Barton Centre

08 Fun Quiz Night St Swithun's Church, Allington 7pm. Fun Quiz,Raffle,Chinese Bingo. BYO Nibbles and Drinks. Teams of 6 (max) £5. Free Parking

08 Fireworks Night St Mary's Catholic First School, Lucetta Lane, Dorchester.  Gates open 5pm, Fireworks 7pm with BBQ, live music, sweets stall, kids entertainer and more. Tickets at school office 01305 262258

09 Fireworks Extravaganza Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR 5pm. 7pm Bonfire, 7.30pm Fireworks. Before 4pm 31/10 A£6, C(5-16)£4.50, Snr £4.50, Car £3; Gate: A£10, C(5-16)£7, Snr £7, Car £5.  www.eventscrew.com

09 Julian Joseph in Dorset St Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester 8pm. Piano performance. £22  www.julianjosephdorset.com

09 Bradford Abbas Bonfire Night  5-10pm Bonfire, fireworks, Guy competition, BBQ, bar, rides, hot drinks, free parking. A£6, Ch£3, U5s free.

09 Artsreach: Clare Hollingworth & the Scoop of the Century Chetnole Village Hall, Sherborne 10am Paddleboat Theatre Family Show (suitable for 4+) A£8 U18s £5 07966 177789 or 01935 873555

09 Folk Night: Peter Bruntnell Sandford Orcas Village Hall, near Sherborne DT9 4RX 7.15-11pm Concert by singer songwriter Peter Bruntell.  Adv£8 (door £10) from the Mitre Inn, or John: 07505 361693

09 Bridging the Outer & Inner Landscape  10am-4pm Talk led by Satish Kumar. Part of "Care of our souls, Care of our planet". Donations £10+.  iona.lake@aol.com

09 Bacon Bap & Coffee/Tea Cheap Street Church Hall, Sherborne DT9 3BJ. 9am-1pm Bacon Bap £3, Tea or coffee £1 in aid of Chernobyl Children's Lifeline

09 The Orlando Singers, Baroque Evening St Peter's Church, Dorchester 7.30pm Classical music concert £12, U18s £5 01929439052 www.ticketsource.co.uk/orlandosingersdorset

10 Strings Masterclass & Workshop Tindall Recital Hall, Sherborne School DT9 3AP 1.30-4.30pm Violin, viola & cello players from Sherborne School take part in a masterclass with an element of competition. Free.

10,17,24 Sunday Afternoon Tea at the Museum Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge St, Lyme Regis, DT7 3QA 2.15-3.45pm Explore Lyme's history with poet Sarah Acton and create your own writing. £5.95 for all sessions. 01297 443370 www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk

11 'Fireworks – Real Science or Just Big Bangs?' THS Lecture Theatre, Coburg Road 7pm. Show-style lecture with Matthew Tosh. Tickets strictly limited from 22/10: THS/Dorchester TIC. Donations welcome. 01305 267992 news@thomas-hardye.net

12  Healthy Living Workshop Trinity Manor Care Home, Bradford Road, Sherborne DT9 6EX. 11am-1pm Learn about the benefits of healthy eating & an active lifestyle with a demonstration by Sherborne Sports Centre followed by a smorgasbord of fresh fruit. Free but please book: 01935 594030

13 Sherborne Artslink Flicks Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 7 for 7.30pm Film: The White Crow (R) Bar open.  £6 from Sherborne TIC or on door if not sold out. 01935 815341 www.sherborneartslink.org.uk

13 Lunchtime organ recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ 1pm 40 minute organ recital by Paul Ellis. Retiring collection.

14 Talk: Plants to Plate Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 2.30pm Sherborne & District Gardeners' Association talk: Plants to Plate by Susannah Applegate. £2, members free.

14 Happy Healthy You! Sherborne Library, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 2-6pm A free health & wellbeing event for the Sherborne community with many local organisations & groups. Free.

14 Talk: The Dynamic Coast West Bay Discovery Centre 7.30pm Geomorphologist Prof. Denys Brunsden talk – changing coast between West Bay & Eype. £5 Discovery Centre or Bridport TIC 01308 427288 info@westbaydiscoverycentre.org.uk

14 Dementia Friends Information Session Trinity Manor Care Home, Bradford Road, Sherborne DT9 6EX 11am-1pm Informative session to understand what it's like to live with Dementia & how you can help in your community by becoming a Dementia Friend. Free but please book: 01935 594030

14-16 Doctor Faustus Corn Exchange, Dorchester. Time and ticket prices TBA

15 Lost Dorset Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 7pm David Burnett: Dorset's villages & rural way of life shown through photographs. £10 Winstone's Bookshop, Sherborne TIC  https://lostdorset.eventbrite.co.uk

15 Lunchtime recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne DT9 3BJ 1.45pm Sherborne School Jazzers recital. Free.

15 Sherborne Schools Joint Schools' Concert Big School Room, Sherborne School DT9 3AP 7.30pm Sherborne Schools' Sinfonia,Sinfonietta, Leweston Cantemus, Sherborne Prep School Chamber Choir. Free.

15 Nos Three Presents 'Blooming Out' The Lyric Theatre, Barrack Street, Bridport DT6 3LX 8pm Physical theatre play performed by Bianca Bertalot & Maria de Jesus Rocha A £12 12-18 £5 Bridport TIC 01308 424901 http://aloadofstuffandnonsense.co.uk/lyric

15 Bingo Night Bridport Town Hall, DT6 3LF 7.30pm Chirstmas Cheer Fundraiser. Bar and refreshments.

16 Oxfam Coffee Morning Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL. 10.30am-12.30pm Coffee Morning to raise money for Oxfam

16 Carol Ann Duffy Dorchester Literary Festival 2019 THS lecture theatre, Coburg Road, Dorchester 7pm  £10 Dorchester TIC 01305 267992 www.dorchesterliteraryfestival.com

16 Ballroom Dancing Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. 8-11pm Ballroom, Latin & popular sequence. 18+, all levels, smart casual dress. £5 01460 240112 dance@dancewessex.co.uk

16 There's no such thing as a Gruffalo?! Sherborne Library, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 10.30-11.30 Stories & crafts for children to celebrate the 20th birthday of The Gruffalo. Free.  http://tinyurl.com/sciencecafesherborne

16 Thomas Hardye Singers and Orchestra St Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester 7.30pm. Featuring works by Puccini, Finzi, Mozart and Vivaldi. A £10, C £2 from school office, Dorchester Arts Centre. 01305 266064

16 Vinyl Saturday Record & CD Fair Bridport United Church, East St., Bridport 10am-4pm, For Stalls, call John 07548 278276 or email hdicksrecords@yahoo.co.uk    £1(Trade entry £3 from 8.30am)  www.vinylsaturday.co.uk

16 Nos Three Presents 'Friendly Ever After' The Lyric Theatre, Barrack Street, Bridport DT6 3LX 10am Interactive play for ages 5+ and their families. A £8 C £6 from Bridport TIC 01308 424901 http://aloadofstuffandnonsense.co.uk/lyric/

16 Clowning Masterclass with Nos Three The Lyric Theatre, Barrack Street, Bridport DT6 3LX 2pm-5pm Clowning masterclass. £25 Bridport TIC. For ages 16+ 01308 424901 http://aloadofstuffandnonsense.co.uk/lyric/

16 Giant Lantern Sculpture making Workshop Bridport Town Hall, DT6 3LF 10.30am-2.30pm. Suitable for adults, accompanied children and families. £4. Book a space at Bridport TIC 01308 424901

16 Fun Quiz Night St Mary's Church House, South Street, Bridport 7pm (Doors 6.30pm) Help raise money for the Christmas Hampers. Max 4-6 per table. £5pp 01308 456138

16-17 Tomorrow's Museum for Dorset on Tour Inflatable Museum Stalbridge Village Hall, Lower Road, Stalbridge DT10 2NF 11am-3pm A free drop-in to learn about the Museum's redevelopment. Interactive activities & workshops.

17 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

17 'The Exiled Collector' Shire Hall, Dorchester 1pm. Talk by Anna Sebba about William Bankes, 19th century collector. £10  www.shirehalldorset.org/visit/

17 Sherborne Joint Schools' Orchestral Concert The Merritt Centre, Sherborne Girls, DT9 3QN Sherborne Schools' Symphony Orchestra, Sherborne School Wind Band,Sherborne Girls Madrigal Society & Sherborne School Close Harmony Barbershop. Free.  tickets@sherborne.org

17 Eype Makers Market Highlands End, Eype. 10-4pm Raffle for a local charity.  Refreshments available. Free entry & parking. 01297 480924 eypemakersmarket@gmail.com

17 Charity Auction The Ropemakers, Bridport, DT6 3QP Viewing from 5pm. Auction 6pm. Varied lots. Raffle. In aid of The Living Tree and Stepping Out. 01308 422650

17 Organ Concert St Swithun's, Allington.3pm Special Concert showing the working of a Church organ. Refreshments after. Free. di@bridport-team-ministry.org 01308 424747

17 Workshop: Sherborne Folkband Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL. 1.30-4.30pm Workshop for all levels & all acoustic instruments. Learn to play new tunes & harmonies by ear. £10 in adv, £12 on door. info@sherbornefolkband.org Julia: 07527 508277 www.sherbornefolkband.org

18 'Wildlife' Odeon, Brewery Square, Dorchester 7.30pm. Showing on behalf of Dorchester film Society. Bookings in advance only via 01305 261849 www.dorchesterfilmsociety.org.uk

18 Leigh Moviola Leigh Village Hall, Leigh, DT9 6HL. 7 for 7.30pm Film: Yesterday (12A). Bar & refreshments available. £6

19 Talk: Lawrence of Arabia's War Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 7.15 for 8pm Sherborne Historical Society talk by Dr Neil Faulkner. £5. Free for members & students  www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk

19 Sherborne Abbey Faith & Arts Group: Advent Meditations Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 2.15-4.15pm Reflect on Advent – painting, drawing & creative work. Please sign up in the Parish Office -free

20 Rosanna Rolton (Harp) St Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester 7.30pm. 'Breaking Boundaries', classical music for Dorset County Museum Music Society. £15 Dorchester TIC / Dorchester Arts  www.dorsetcountymuseum.org/events

20 Sherborne Group Dorset Wildlife Trust Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 7 for 7.30pm Warren Bicheno, South Cost Rep of 'Surfers against Sewage' will be addressing this important topic.

20 Lunchtime organ recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ 1pm 40 minute organ recital James Henderson. Retiring collection.

20 Sherborne WI meeting Catholic Church Hall, Westbury, Sherborne, DT9 3RA. 2.30pm Workshop making mini 3D decorated trees for the fir tree at Cheap Street Church Christmas Tree Festival. £4.  https://www.wegottickets.com/index

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

21 Visiting Artists' Tindall Recital Series Tindall Recital Hall, Sherborne School DT9 3AP 7.30pm Andrew Fawbert, trombone and Benjamin Davey, piano. £10 Sherborne TIC & Sherborne School Reception. 01935 812249

21 Bridport & District Gardening Club WI Hall, North St, Bridport 7.30pm "Images of Dartmoor" speaker Tony Burges. £2  www.bridportgardeningclub.co.uk

22 Wine Call My Bluff Brownsword Hall, Pummery Square, Poundbury 7 for 7.30pm. Tickets in advance from 01305 261849 www.brownswordevents.co.uk

22 Winter Wine Tasting Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 6-9pm Sherborne's Independent Wine Shop hold a wine tasting. In aid of Yeovil Hospital Breast Cancer Unit. £15 from Vineyards.

22 Sherborne Literary Society Members' Poems Evening Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT93NL7pm  £5 (inc canapes & wine) from Winstone's Bookshop.

22 Lunchtime recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne DT9 3BJ 1.45pm Sherborne musicians: Chamber Music for Wind Quintet, String Duo, Brass Quintet & Piano Trio. Free.  tickets@sherborne.org

22 Sherborne All Stars Dinner & Jazz Dining Hall, Sherborne School DT9 3AP 7.30pm A three course meal to the sound of jazz from Sherborne School Swing Band. £25 Sherborne School Reception 01935 812249

22-23 John Law ( jazzpiano, Goldberg variations) Tincleton Gallery, The Old School House, Tincleton, Dorchester DT2 8QR. 7.30 for 8 pm. £15 inc glass of wine. 01935 815544 info@tincletongallery.com

23 SDFHS Talk Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL. 2.30pm Talk by Graham Bendell: 'Every picture tells a story'. Members £3, non members £5 inc refreshments. 07809 387594

23 An Evening Of Beethoven St Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester 7.30pm. Overture of Coriolan, Piano Concerto No. 5, Symphony no. 6 'Pastoral'. £15 Harmony Music  www.dorchesterchamberorchestra.org

23 Arts & Crafts Fair Sandford Orcas Village Hall, near Sherborne DT9 4RX 10.30am-1pm Stalls, refreshments, tombola in aid of The Hidden Needs Trust & Village Hall fund. 01963 220521 or 220270

23 Coffee Morning Bethany Chapel Coombe Street DT7 3PP 10.30 – 12.30 Donations welcome- collection Boxes for Air Ambulance and RNLI  www.lymeregissociety.org.uk

23 5KM Purple Night Run Symondsbury Estate, Bridport, DT6 6HG 4.30pm Multi terrain race for ages 8+. Run, jog or walk. In aid of pranceatic Cancer Awarness Month. Juniors £8, Standard £10. 01308 424116  www.FULLONSPORT.COM

24 Advent Concert by The Occasional Singers St Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester. 3pm. Bruckner Motets, John Tavener The Lamb, also works by Bach, Stravinsky and MacMillan, plus carols both familiar and new.  Free admission, with a retiring collection for Citizen's Advice.

24 Candles On The Hill St Catherine's Hill, Abbotsbury, Dorset, DT3 4JH 3pm Decorated candle bags will form a circle of light to illuminate the path to the Chapel. Short Service at 3.30pm. Candle Bags £2 to decorate before the event or 1-3pm at Strangways

24 Mini Christmas Fair Glanvilles Wootton, Middlemarsh and Holnest Village Hall, DT9 5QF 3-5pm Refreshements & stalls. £1. 01305 260360

25 'Geology, Jewellery and Mining' Bridport United Church Hall, East St. Bridport 2.30pm. Talk by Sian Evans for Golden Cap Association (West Dorset). Non-members £5 01963 210857

26 Sherborne Abbey Faith & Arts Group: Advent Meditations Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 2.15-4.15pm Reflect on Advent – painting, drawing & creative work. Please sign up in the Parish Office -free

26 Lyme Regis Society Talk Woodmead Halls Lyme Regis DT7 3PG 2.30-4pm The Unusual Diary of William Trollope Charmouth and Lyme 1925  Vistors £3 inc Refreshments

26 Ian Williamson- 'Trekking in Machu Picchu' Bridport United Church Hall, East Street, Bridport 2pm Birdport and District U3A Talk.  www.u3asites.org.uk/bridport

26 Bookbinding for Kids Sherborne Museum, DT9 3BP. 11am-2pm Wessex Guild of Bookbinders workshop: make a simple stitched pamphlet for younger children or a "scruffy" notebook for those who can deal with a more of a challenge. Donations welcome

27 Sherboard Games Oliver's Coffee House, Cheap Street, Sherborne DT9 3PU 7-9pm Eurogames such as Carcassonne, Catan & Ticket to Ride. Refreshments available. Free

27 Lunchtime organ recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ 1pm 40 minute organ recital by Peter Bray. Retiring collection.

27 Light Up a Life with Weldmar Hospicecare Trust Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR 6.30pm Light up a Life Service for families to reflect and remember someone special.

27 Sherborne Science Café Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 7.30pm Talk by Prof Lindsay Nicholson, Bristol University: 'Autoimmunity from Horror Autotoxicus to Miracle Cure.' £2.

27 Sherborne Artslink Art Raffle Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 7.30pm prizes range in value, £12 – £695. Tickets £1 each from Sherborne TIC, www.mulberrytreegallery.co.uk, Artslink 01935 815899

27 Uplyme + Lyme Regis Horticultural Society AGM + Talk Uplyme Village Hall DT7 3UY AGM 7.30pm Followed by  Talk  'Natural Gardening' Brian Tomsett 8pm  Non Members £3

28 'The Guilty' Corn Exchange, Dorchester 7.30pm. Showing on behalf of Dorchester film Society. Bookings in advance only via  www.dorchesterfilmsociety.org.uk

28 Hedgerow Wreath Work Shop Poulett Chapel Alexander Hotel Lyme Regis DT7 3HZ Workshop by House of Flowers £67 includes tea,coffee biscuits 2 course lunch and a glass of presecco 01297 442010

28 'A Love of Birds' Committee room 1, County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester 7.15pm Talk for South Dorset RSPB group by Mary Cantrille. £3 members, £4 visitors suehampson22@gmail.com

29 Piratical Rum Night Shire Hall, Dorchester from 7pm with David, Grey Bear Bar Co.'s Master Mixologist. £25 inc. drink and nibbles.  www.shirehalldorset.org/visit/

29 Christmas Gin Tasting Evening Abbey View Residential & Nursing Care Home, Fairfield, Bristol Rd, Sherborne DT9 4HD. 6pm  Ros Nelmes, Fordington Gin with gins made in Dorset, mince pies & refreshments. Raffle. £5 by 22/11. 01935 813222

29 Lunchtime recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne DT9 3BJ 1.45pm Members of Sherborne School Choirs perform solos. Free.

29 Origins: Something Understood Sherborne Library, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 2-3pm Cindy Chant & John Drabik discuss the early history of Sherborne & how it became a bishopric. Free.

29 Mayors Mistletoe and Music Bridport Town Hall, DT6 3LF 7.30pm Entertainment from Bridport Youth Performers, Living Tree and Tinkers Cuss. Raffle and Refreshments.

29/11-21/12 Christmas Exhibition of New Work The Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne DT9 3LQ. 9.30am-5.00pm Tuesday to Saturday,15 artists. 01305 261849

30 Henry Blofeld: My A-Z of Cricket Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 7pm Cricket raconteur Henry Blofeld talks about his new book. £12 Winstone's Bookshop, Sherborne. 01935 815261

30 Brewery Square Illuminations Brewery Square, Dorchester 4-8pm. Annual festive illuminations launch 01935 816128 www.brewerysquare.com

30 Christmas Bazaar West End Hall, Sherborne DT9 6AU 12-3.30pm Stalls, Santa's Grotto, face painting, raffle, bar.

30 Made in Longburton St James the Great Church, Longburton DT9 5PD 2-4pm Christmas shopping for presents made by residents of Longburton.

30 Jo Burt 'Me, Myself & Icons' The Gugg, Guggleton Farm Arts, Station Road, Stalbridge DT10 2RQ 6.30pm, music 7.30pm, music & stories. £15 (inc glass of mulled wine) Sherborne TIC, The Gugg, Stalbridge PO. On door £20.

www.skiddle.com

30 Magnificat Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ 7.30pm Sherborne Chamber Choir 40th anniversary concert to celebrate the start of Advent. £5-£16 (U18s free) Sherborne TIC

30 Lyme Regis Christmas Lights Switch-On Broad Street Lyme Regis 5.15 Parade from Baptist Church with Father Christmas Switch On 5.30pm

30 Christmas Lantern Workshop Pine Hall Baptist Church Lyme Regis DT7 3NY 3pm Workshop with Judging 4.30pm ready for Parade at 5.15pm  www.lymeregisu3a.org

30 Arabian Nights Auction of Promises & Arabian Themed Dinner Uplyme Village Hall DT7 3UY 7pm In Aid Of Uplyme Community Sponsorship to Sponsor a Refugee Family from Syria  £20 In Advance 01297 442138

30 Fundraising Extravaganza For Charmouth Youth Club Charmouth Community Hall DT6 6LH Doors 7pm Starts 7.30pm Special Guest Michael Eavis Talk and Q&A Live Music, Disco and Snacks Auction of Experiences £20 01297 560945

30 Lantern Making Workshop Bridport Town Hall, DT6 3LF 10.30am-2pm Make a pyramid or bent willow lantern to carry. £4 per lantern. Book a space Bridport TIC 01308 424901

30-01/12 Sherborne Crafts for Christmas Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL. 10am-4pm An antiques, crafts & collectors market, up to 35 stalls, West Country Fairs. Free

30-02/12 Christmas Afternoon Tea Shire Hall, Dorchester afternoons. £12.50pp. Booking in advance essential. 01305 261849. www.shirehalldorset.org/visit/

Don't miss during October…

12-20 Dorchester Literary Festival

23-25 Sherborne Literary Festival

19-20 Autumn Colours Weekend Sherborne Castle

24-27 Sherborne International Film Festival

From 21 Cards for Good Causes on sale at TICs

From 23 Halloween Activities – Various venues

and in November…

Cards for Good Causes – all Tourist Information Centres

02-08 Fireworks 

03-09 Bridport Literary Festival 

30 Christmas Lights Launches 

October

25 Music The Juan Martín Flamenco Dance Trio
26 Music Hang Massive: Luminous Emptiness Tour
30 Family Theatre Clare Hollingworth and the Scoop of the Century (Paddleboat Theatre)

November

01 Music Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years (Seventh Avenue Arts)
02 Family Entertainment How Does This Politics Thing Work Then?
03 Theatre The Monster And Mary Shelley (The Occasion Theatre)
06 Theatre May (Wyldwood Arts)
09 Music The Undercover Hippy
10 Musc/Comedy The Wit and Songs of Noel Coward (Peter Gill)
17 Classical Music Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason
20 Jazz Mike Denham SpeakEasy with Ben Cummings
21 Classical Music Dorchester Piano Quartet
22 Theatre/Comedy Enter The Dragons (A&E Theatre)
24 Family Entertainment Card Ninja (Javier Jarquin)
29 Dance/Physical Theatre This Is Not A Wedding (Gracefool Collective)

www.dorchesterarts.org.uk

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

October

24 FILM Maudie (12)
24 FILM Transit (12A)
25 MUSIC Peter and the Wolf
25 SPOKEN WORD Roger McGough
27 LIVE SCREENING Manon MET- Encore screening
31 FILM Frankenweenie (PG)- Kids Halloween Screening
31 FILM The Rocky Horror Picture Show (15)

November

01 MUSIC Classic Concert November
01 MUSIC Ye Vagabonds
02 THEATRE The Monster and Mary Shelley
03 FILM Matthew Bourne's Romeo & Juliet World Premiere 2019
07 FILM Leonardo's Full Story- Exhibition on Screen
08 MUSIC Absolutely Elton Not The Yellow Brick Road Tour
09 LIVE SCREENING Madama Butterfly MET- Live Screening
15 MUSIC Martyn Joseph
16 COMEDY Stephen K Amos
20 TAKE PART BACStage Autumn Term 2019
22 MUSIC Bob Dylan Story
23 COMEDY Thinking Drinkers- Heroes of Hooch
24 FILM Akhanten MET- Encore Screening
30 COMEDY Mitch Benn

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 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

October

23-26 THEATRE The Marine Players Present A Tomb With A View
27 COMEDY Tom Glover-A Glover Not A Fighter
28 THEATRE Paines Plough Presents: I Wanna Be Yours
29 SCREENING Gauguin From The National Gallery London
30 MUSIC Archipelago
31 CINEMA/MUSIC Nosferatu

November

01 Harbour Voices: The Pull Of The Tide MUSIC
02 Vanishing Sail CINEMA
04 Matthew Bourne's Romeo + Juliet SCREENING
06 A Slow Odyssey: The Great Wall Of China CINEMA
07 NTL: Hansard SCREENING
08 Tom Seals MUSIC
09 Yesterday CINEMA
10 The Sunday Sessions MUSIC
14 The Carpenters Experience MUSIC
16 Lyme Regis Comedy Club With Stephen Carlin COMEDY
22 The Simmertones MUSIC
23 John Illsley: The Life and Times of Dire Straits MUSIC/TALK
24 ISQ Jazz Workshop MUSIC
24 ISQ "Requiem For The Faithful MUSIC
29 42nd Street SCREENING
30 Moonbeam On A Cat's Ear THEATRE
30 NTL: One Man Two Guvners SCREENING

www.marinetheatre.com

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

October

24 SCREENING NTL: A Midsummer Nights dream
26 THEATRE The Art of Vintage Burlesque
27 SCREENING Bolshoi Live: Raymonda
29 SCREENING Don Pasquale
31 SCREENING Northern Ballet: Dracula

November

02 FILM Downton Abbey (PG)
02 FILM Asterix: Secret of the magic potion (PG)
06 FILM/SCREENING Elvis Unleashed (U)
07 SCREENING NT Live: Hansard
12 SCREENING 42nd Street-The Musical
15 FILM Judy (12A)
16 SPOKEN WORD Count Arthur Strong
17 SCREENING Bolshoi: Le Corsaire
21 SCREENING Depeche Mode: Spirits in the Forest
23 FILM Abominable (U)
23 MUSICAL Singin' In The Rain (U) (1952)
29 MUSIC Complete Madness

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.

Ghost Walks From Kings Arms Dorchester. Thurs 8pm

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. Gift vouchers available.

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

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

Dorchester

Weekly Market in Fairfield Car Park, Weymouth Ave 8am-3pm every Wednesday, Farmers' Market 1st Saturday in each month at Poundbury, 9am-1pm and 4th Saturday of each month in South Street,  9am-4pm. 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 and Saturday; Country Market in Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Thursday mornings, 9-11.30am; Farmers' Market  3rd Friday in each month – Cheap Street, 9am-1pm.  Quarterly Book Fair Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Rd: March, May, August, November.  Vintage Market 4th Saturday every month in Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, 9am-3.30pm.  Chasty Cottage Antiques Fair 28/09 in Digby Hall, Hound Street 9.30am-4pm.

 

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