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What’s On in Dorset

A limited number of events are beginning to take place, plus some gardens and markets reopening, as lockdown restrictions are gradually lifted.

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 check visit-dorset.com and the Artsreach website, or contact 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.

September

01-30 Communifit September 100km Cycle Challenge  Complete in own time during September (a few kms a day or one long ride) In support of The Geranium Trust. A £12, C £2.  https://communifit.fullonsport.com/event/communifit-september-100-km-cycle-challenge/profile

03-21 Contemporary Craft The Gallery and The Space Symondsbury Estate DT6 6HG Handmade crafts from ironwork, willow basketry, home made quilts and jewellery. Free Thursday through Monday 10.30am -4.30pm  www.lymebayarts.co.uk

18/9-08/11 Autumn Mixed Show The Old School House, Tincleton, DT2 8QR 10am-5pm Friday to Monday. Featuring local artists 01305 848909 https://tincletongallery.com/art-exhibitions/

22/8 onwards Summer Exhibition Gallery on the Square, Queen Mother Square, Poundbury 10am-4pm featuring local Artists’ work. 01305 213322 https://gallerypoundbury.co.uk/

23 Sherborne Science Café Talk Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 7.30pm Talk: ‘The Science of Plant Diseases’. £2 donation on the door  www.sherbornesciencecafe.com

24-30 Awakening Exhibitions The  Gallery Symondsbury Estate DT6 6HG Local Dorset Artists Zee Jones + Pamela Allsop with Lucy de Albuquerque from North Hampshire Thurs – Mons 10.30-16.30 Free  www.lymebayarts.co.uk

27 Voice Playshop & Soundbath sessions Oborne Village Hall, nr. Sherborne DT9 4LA 10am-12.30pm Angels of Sound Voice Playshop. 2-4pm Divine Union Soundbath. Advance booking only. 01935 389655 www.centreforpuresound.org/events

29 Sherborne Historical Society talk Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA. 8pm Talk by General Sir Robert Fry: The Wars of 9/11 – an account of the wars started by the 9/11 attacks & their place in history. MEMBERS ONLY

30 Dorchester Lions Charity Golf Day Came Down Golf Club. To find out if there are still tee-times available – just ring or text Andy on 07815 873 246 or go to the Lions website www.lionsdorchester.org.uk/golfday for more information or view the event flyer. Main beneficiary the DCH Covid-19 appeal. Also the Lions will be helping local charities and organisations continuing to help the vulnerable in our community.  

October

04/09-08/11 Criminal Quilts Exhibition Shire Hall, High Street West, Dorchester DT1 1UY. 10am-4pm Mon-Sat. Textile artwork by Ruth Singer. Usual entrance fees apply.  http://shirehalldorset.org/events/ruth-singer-criminal-quilts/

11/09-02/10 Exhibition of new work Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne DT9 3LN. Tues-Sat 9.30am-5pm Exhibition of new work by Richard Pikesley. 01935 815261 https://www.jerramgallery.com/exhibitions/

19/09- 08/11 Curious Expressions Sladers Yard Gallery & Café Sladers, West Bay Road, West Bay, Bridport, Dorset DT6 4EL. Wed-Sat 10am-4.30pm Simon Quadrat PPRWA NEAC recent paintings & works on paper. GABRIELE KOCH recent ceramics. PETTER SOUTHALL furniture. 01308 459511 https://sladersyard.wordpress.com/simon-quadrat-curious-expressions/

01 Historic Guided Walks – Rope for Royalty Bridport Museum, 25 South Street, Bridport DT6 3NR. 10am Rope for Royalty. A£5 U16s Free, Cash only. 01308 458703 www.bridportmuseum.co.uk

01-12 Awakening Exhibitions The  Gallery, Symondsbury Estate, DT6 6HG. Local Dorset Artists Zee Jones + Pamela Allsop with Lucy de Albuquerque from North Hampshire Thurs-Mons 10.30am-4.30pm. Free.  www.lymebayarts.co.uk

01-17 Chroma Exhibition Lyme Regis Musuem DT7 3QA. Allan Punton Hand Cut Coloured Glass Artwork Wednesdays to Saturdays 10am-4pm. 01297 443370 https://www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk

06 Arts Society Dorset County Online Zoom Study Day Vivienne Lawes presents ‘Go with the Flow- ART NOVEAU’. 3 lectures between 10.30am & 3pm. Non-members £15 – see website for details:  https://theartssocietydorsetcounty.org.uk/Special/FutureSpecial.aspx

06 In conversation with Tim Lang Online 7pm Professor of food policy and author of Feeding Britain. Donation welcomed.  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-conversation-with-tim-lang-professor-of-food-policy-and-author-tickets-117665644109?aff=ebdssbeac

07 Adventures Among the Nomadic Tribes of Iran & Afghanistan Online Zoom lecture. 4.45 for 5pm Mr Brian MacDonald talks about the woven art of the Nomads. Non-members £5 – see website for details:  https://theartssociety.org/events/october-2020-brian-macdonald-adventures-among-nomadic-tribes-iran-and-afghanistan

11 Sherborne Market Cheap Street, Sherborne DT9 3BJ. 10am-4pm A curated artisan market with local suppliers, foodies, crafters & artists. 

13 Sherborne Historical Society talk Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA. 8pm Marie Stopes: Her Life and Times 1880-1958 by David Carter.  https://www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk/upcoming-talks/2020-2021/13/64

14 Arts Society, Sherborne Study Day Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA. 10.15am ‘Pomp & Piety: Three Royal Medieval Patrons’ with Sally Dormer. See website for details:  https://theartssociety.org/events/sally-dormer-study-day-pomp-and-piety-three-royal-medieval-patrons

15 Arts Society Dorset County Online Zoom lecture. 6.45pm Caroline Shenton talks about ‘JWM Turner & The Day Parliament Burned Down’. Non-members £5 – see website for details:  https://theartssocietydorsetcounty.org.uk/Lectures/FutureLectures.aspx

15/10- 02/11 South West Sculptors The Gallery at Symondsbury, Symondsbury Estate, Bridport DT6 6HG. Thurs-Sun 10.30am-4.30pm Brought together by travel guide writer, publisher & sculptress Hilary Bradt, these artists create sculptures of all types & sizes. 01308 301326 https://lymebayarts.co.uk/wordpress/

16 Farmers Market Cheap Street, Sherborne DT9 3BJ. 9am-1pm Local producers 

16/10-06/11 Exhibition of new work Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne DT9 3LN. Tues-Sat 9.30am-5pm Exhibition of new work by Carry Akroyd. 01935 815261 https://www.jerramgallery.com/exhibitions/

18 Communifit Virtual 5km run Complete at a time of your choosing. Raising funds for local charities. Virtual entry: Adult £12, child £2. 07791 308773 or 07884 115987 https://communifit.fullonsport.com/event/communifit-october-5-km/profile

24 Trumpet Major Study Day Corn Exchange, Dorchester DT11HF. 9am-6pm. Range of speakers on behalf of the Thomas Hardy Society £10 students, A £20 from:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-trumpet-major-study-day-tickets-112655505650?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

24 Cinema Under the Stars: Hocus Pocus Leweston School, nr Sherborne DT9 6EN. Gates open 5.30pm, film at 6.30pm. Food & bar. Groups of up to 6 in marked space. Tickets in advance only. See website:  https://www.tickettailor.com/events/lewestonevents/411150?fbclid=IwAR0ibSm1FvmeMnwslSxB-ddSYikn-XEApoWcarKJMMdrGpNo9DeguE5ZX1o#

24 White Tara 2:1s Oborne Village Hall, nr. Sherborne DT9 4LA. 1pm onwards Anna Howard & Dean Carter offer 2:1 White Tara healing (‘reiki’ like). £50 /1hour session. Book/pay in advance. 01935 389655 http://centreforpuresound.org/events/

24-25 Autumn Colours @ Sherborne Castle New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR. Reduced price entry to the gardens. Tea room & pop up shop. Dogs welcome on short leads. Castle closed. £5pp (u16 free).  https://www.sherbornecastle.com/autumn-colours-weekend/

25 Voice Playshop & Soundbath sessions Oborne Village Hall, nr. Sherborne DT9 4LA. 10am-12.30pm Angels of Sound Voice Playshop. 2-4pm Divine Union Soundbath. Advance booking only, social distancing, limited numbers. £15 per session. 01935 389655 www.centreforpuresound.org/events

27 Sherborne Historical Society talk Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA. 8pm Creating a ‘Usable’ Past: The Legacy of the 1917 Revolution in Modern Russia by Dr Matthew Rendle. https://www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk/upcoming-talks/2020-2021/13/64

30-31 Drinks in the Clink: Spells in the Cells Shire Hall, High Street West, Dorchester DT11UY. 7.30pm Harry Potter themed nights. 18+ only £30. Essential to book in advance.  http://shirehalldorset.org/events/spells-in-the-cells/

Dorchester

Weekly Market in Fairfield Car Park, Weymouth Ave 8am-3pm every Wednesday,     Farmers’ Market 24th October Poundbury, 9am-1pm

Bridport

Weekly Market in the Town every Wednesday & Saturday, Farmers’ Market  10th October 9am – 1pm Barrack Street, Craft & Vegan Market 17th October 9am-2pm Barrack Street

Sherborne

Pannier Market on the Parade every Thursday and Saturday; Sherborne Market 11th October 10am-4pm Cheap Street; Farmers’ Market 16th October Cheap Street, 9am-1pm

Lyme Regis

Farmer’s Market 9th October 9am-2pm Marine Shelters, Marine Parade

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4LA.  Gardens open daily 10am-5pm for pre-booked ticket entry only. Admission £10, Child £5, u5 free. Plant Centre open 11am-4pm. www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk

Abbotsbury Swannery, New Barn Road, Abbotsbury DT3 4JG. Swannery open daily 10am-5pm for pre-booked ticket entry only. Admission £10, Child £5, u5 free. www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk

Athelhampton House, Athelhampton, Dorchester DT2 7LG. Gardens open Mon-Fri & Sun 10am-3pm for pre-booked ticket entry only. Admission £9.50 (u14 free). Restaurant open from 13th July, House open from 27th July. www.athelhampton.com

Bennetts Water Gardens, Putton Lane, Chickerell DT3 4AF see website for availability 01305 785150 info@bennettswatergardens.com www.bennettswatergardens.com

Forde Abbey, Chard TA20 4LU Gardens, plant centre and shop open 11am-5pm. Admission: £12.50 Child 5-15 £5 u5 free; available at venue. Tel: 01460 220231 www.fordeabbey.co.uk

Mapperton Gardens, Mapperton, Beaminster DT8 3NR. Gardens open Mon-Thu & Sun 11am-5pm for pre-booked ticket entry only. Admission £10, Child 5-16 £4, u5 free. Live stream House tours Tues 4pm – see website. www.mapperton.com

Minterne Gardens, Minterne Magna, Dorchester DT2 7AU. Gardens open daily 10am-6pm Admission £6 (u12 free); available at venue  www.minterne.co.uk

Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR. Gardens open Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm Admission £9 (Child 0-15yrs free) contactless payments only  www.sherbornecastle.com

Shire Hall High Street West Dorchester Mon-Sat 10am-4pm A £9.50, C£5  concession £7.50 http://shirehalldorset.org/

The Military Keep Museum Barrack Road, Dorchester, DT1 1RN Tues and Thurs 10am-4pm pre-booked ticket entry only on  01305 264066 www.keepmilitarymuseum.org

Pre booking often required. Please check in advance

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.  

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

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 Coast Guides Regular fossil walks and guided tours. With award winning Marin Curtis. 07900 257944 guide@jurassiccoastguides.co.uk

Ghost Walks From Kings Arms Dorchester. Thursday

Sherborne Walks Small guided walk (max 8) around Sherborne with local Blue Badge Guide. 10.30am various dates, pre-book by 6pm day before walk – see website for details. £10pp. Tel: 07989 453966 www.sherbornewalks.co.uk

Historic Guided Walks Bridport Selected days 10am from Bridport Museum www.bridportmuseum.co.uk

Artsreach are hosting a range of music and theatre available on line. Please check link below for dates, costs where applicable and how to access events:

https://artsreach.co.uk/news/digital-diary

www.artsreach.co.uk

info@artsreach.co.uk

01305 269512

Artslink are working towards reopening some face-to-face classes in the Autumn.  More details will be announced as plans progress. Meanwhile, current activities are:

  • Art at Home – art activities you can do at home
  • Art for Memory & Art for Parents
  • Parkinson’ Dance at home using specialist videos which are available online or via DVD
  • Virtual Classrooms with James Budden who offers weekly Oils and Portrait & Drawing classes

https://sherborneartslink.org.uk/

office@sherborneartslink.org.uk

Offices are currently closed, with the exception of Bridport, but TIC staff are available to answer enquiries by phone or email

Dorchester – Library, South Walks, Dorchester – 01305 267992
dtic@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

Bridport – South Street, Bridport. Open Mon – Fri 9-5, & Sat 10-3. 01308 424901
bridport.tic@bridport-tc.gov.uk

Sherborne – Digby Road, Sherborne – 01935 815341
stic@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

Lyme Regis – Church Street, Lyme Regis – 01297 442138
ltic@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

20 FILM EOS Frida Kahlo

29 FILM Away (U)

Box Office : 01308 424 204

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