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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

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.

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Until 06/10 Dorset Archaeological Days 2019 Various locations & times, venues and prices 01305 224921 / claire.pinder@dorsetcouncil.gov.ukwww.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/Dorset-Archaelogical-Days

Until 04/09 Kingcombe Centre Monthly Walk 2pm first Wednesday of the month A£8, C£4 01300 320684 kingcombe@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk

Until 31/08 Turner Exhibition Bridport Museum 10am-5pm daily. Exhibition of Turner's Paintings http://www.bridportmuseum.co.uk/

Until 06/09 'Paint Freedom' Art exhibition by Bob and Roberta Smith Shire Hall, Dorchester 10am -5pm daily. Entrance free with Annual Pass A £9.50 C £5 01305 261849 http://shirehalldorset.org/visit

Until 08/09 Maize Maze The Toy Barn, Blackmarsh Farm, Sherborne DT9 4JX. 10am-5pm (Sun 11am-4pm) Maze, play equipment, pedal go-karts, refreshments. £7 (1-4s £3,U1s free). Discounts for family & groups 01935 815040

Until 08/09 'Are We There Yet?' Hayne's International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil BA22 7LH A Nostalgic journey along the A303. Charting 1930s fashion to 1960s day trippers. Artwork, vehicles & activities.  Event included in admission price.  www.haynesmotormuseum.com

Until 08/09 'Igniting Sight': contemporary artists inspired by JMW Turner Sladers Yard, West Bay 10am-4.30pm. Fred Cuming RA, Luke Elwes, Frances Hatch, Vanessa Gardiner, Alex Lowery, Janette Kerr PPRWA RSA Hon,Richard Batterham Pottery, Petter Southall furniture 01308 459511

Until 5/10 Wicked Wessex – The Cat O' Nine Tails Shire Hall, Dorchester Usual opening times and admission fees apply. See website. 01305 261849 www.visitshirehalldorset.org

Until 11/10 Colfox Inspired by Turner Bridport Arts Centre Café. An exhibition of work by Year 9 Students from Sir John Colfox School, inspired by Turner & their own love of the sea. 01308 458703 www.bridportmuseum.co.uk

Until 11/10 Bridport 'Un-Sea-n' Exhibition Bridport Arts Centre. 10am-4pm From fossils to fishing, seashells to ships: an exhibition celebrating the sea from Bridport Museum's collections. £8 01308 458703 www.bridportmuseum.co.uk

Until 11/10 Bridport Arts Society Secret Art Sale Bridport Arts Centre. 10-4pm Members of Bridport Art Society submit their own paintings inspired by Turner's painting of Bridport Harbour. A selection will be mounted, displayed & sold for £50. 01308 458703 www.bridportmuseum.co.uk

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

August

Until 30 SCAPA Holiday Club Sherborne Primary School, Harbour Way, Sherborne DT9 4AJ. 8am-6pm Children's summer activity programme. All day, morning or afternoon sessions. To book & pay please contact: 01935 810001 or visit: www.sherbornepri.dorset.sch.uk/scapa

01-31 'En Plein Air' Bridport Literary & Scientific Institute, East Street, Bridport. 9am-4pm Exhibition of painting by John Boyd. Entry Free/Donation. All proceeds towards development of Bridport LSi. 07780 588007

13/20/27 'Faith & Arts : Art & Contemplation' Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 3-4pm Revd David Marl helps contemplate various works of art with final practical session in Church Hall. Free. No obligation to come to all 3 sessions. Please sign up in Sherborne Abbey Parish Office.

19-23 Summer School – Freedom Football Tinneys Lane SAYCC Youth Club, Sherborne DT9 3DY. 9am-1pm Football for children aged 6-12, skills & games. Bring lunch & kit. £60/£15 a day. To book: 07814 028318 or 07891 582554

20/27 'Faith & Arts : Art & Contemplation' Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 3-4pm Revd David Marl helps contemplate various works of art with final practical session in Church Hall. Free. No obligation to come to all sessions. Please sign up in Sherborne Abbey Parish Office.

20 'Create A Critter' Workshop Lyric Theatre, Barrack Street, Bridport DT6 3LX. 10am-2pm. Create a creature. Ages 8+ Dress for mess & bring packed lunch. Tickets £22.00 from Bridport TIC www.aloadofstuffandnonsense.co.uk

20 'Make a bug hotel' : Children's workshop Ivy House Restaurant, Groves Nurseries. 10am-12pm Create a hotel full of natural materials for creatures. £10 per child. Booking essential 01308 422654 www.grovesnurseries.co.uk

20 'New Ways of Seeing – Visualisation & the Spoken Word' Bridport Literary & Scientific Institute, East St, Bridport. 7 for 7.30pm Bridport's Apothecary Collective. Free/donation. 07780 588007 lsibridport.co.uk

21 Lunchtime organ recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 1pm 40 minute organ recital by Jonathan Delbridge. Free, with retiring collection.

21 Pizza making workshop Ivy House Restaurant, Groves Nurseries. 10am-12pm Pizza making, then take it home to cook that night. £10 per child. Booking essential. 01308 422654 www.grovesnurseries.co.uk

21 Sunday BBQ + Summer Music Ivy House Restaurant, Groves Nurseries. 12pm-3pm Bar, BBQ & summer music on the Sun Terrace. Buy Tickets from the counter 01308 807053 www.grovesnurseries.co.uk

21 West Bay Market & Craft Fair The Salt House & Fishermans Green, West Bay. 4pm-8pm Indoor & outdoor stalls.

22 Fancy Dress Up Puppets Workshop Lyric Theatre, Barrack Street, Bridport DT6 3LX. 10am-2pm. Create a puppet head & costume. Age 8+ Dress for mess, bring packed lunch.Tickets £22.00 from Bridport TIC www.aloadofstuffandnonsense.co.uk

22 Melplash Show Melplash Showground, West Bay. Traditional Country Show. Tickets: U16s free, A£15 in advance from Bridport & Dorchester TIC. On the gate £17. Free bus from local towns. Free Parking. Park & Ride www.melplashshow.co.uk

22-26 Great Dorset Steam Fair South Down, Tarrant Hinton, Blandford DT11 8HX. Heritage event, showcasing Great Britain's industrial, agricultural & leisure history. Various tickets available from Sherborne, Bridport & Dorchester TICs or online www.gdsf.co.uk/entrance-tickets

23 Dorchester Youth Theatre Sunninghill School, Dorchester. DT1 1EB 7:30pm Drama, song & dance performance.

24 Bridport Town Hall Arts & Craft Fair Bridport Town Hall, DT6 3LF. 9am-3pm. Jewellery, cushions, cards, wood turned items, gifts & present ideas. Disabled access via the lift in TIC. Free entry.

24 Wings & Wheels Henstridge Airfield BA8 0TN. From 10am. Classic cars & planes show. A£5 U16s free when accompanied. 07887 744163

24 'ANONYMOUS' Festival Maumbury Rings, Dorchester. 12noon-6pm. Family live music festival. Free entry. Lots of activities and live music. More details in our news item here
Also see Anonymous Festival on Facebook

24 Open Source Improvisational Dance Workshop Yellow Room, Chapel in the Garden, East St, Bridport. 4pm- 5:30pm Freedom conscious movement to world music & minimum guidance. £6 /£2. Refreshments available. Petra 07719 280375

24-25 The Stock Gaylard Oak Fair Stock Estate, near Kings Stag DT10 2BG. 10am-5pm Exhibitors, traders & food stalls celebrating wood, conservation & countryside. A£10 C(2-16)£1 Conc£8.50

25 Sherborne Historic Vehicle Rally Sherborne School, Hospital Lane, Sherborne DT9 3AP. 2pm  Open to public

25 RNLI Fun Day West Bay on the Green. 11am. Fun day with family attractions & children's games. Rescue display by Weymouth & Lyme Regis Life Boat on East Beach & the Piers.  www.rnli.org

25 Sunday BBQ + Summer Music Ivy House Restaurant, Groves Nurseries. 12pm-3pm BBQ & Summer Music on the sun terrace. Food, Bar & Music. Buy tickets from the counter 01308 807053 www.grovesnurseries.co.uk

25 Dorset's Giant Fete & Car Boot Sale Symondsbury, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 6HD. 12noon-5pm. Family fete & car boot, stalls, games & rides. Car Boot set up from 07:30am, no booking required. For info: (Day) 01308 422638 or (evenings) 01308 422638

25 Chamber Philharmonia Cologne St Mary's Church, Dorchester. 7.30pm. One of Germany's finest Ensembles. Programme includes Vivaldi, Mozart, Paganini and Saint-Saens. Adults £16, Seniors £14, Students/children £12. More info here.

25/08-13/09 Community Collection Exhibition: 'Impossible bottles!' LSi Bridport. Come & display your own 'impossible' bottles. 07780 588 007. lsibridport.co.uk

26 (Bank holiday) Music at Maumbury Maumbury Rings, Dorchester. FREE. Live music from 1.30pm until 10pm ranging from ska and reggae to blues and folk. Bring picnic. Refreshments available and bar. More details in our news item here

26 Alweston Car Boot Sale Alweston Village Hall & Playing Field, near Sherborne. 8am–12 noon Sellers £6/car £8/van. Buyers free entry, donations to Folke Church please. www.thetouristtrail.org

26 Lunchtime organ recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 1pm 40 minute organ recital by Timothy Wakerell. Free, with retiring collection.

27 A View From The Wings Backstage stories from some of the most famous theatres in the UK told by retired Stage Manager and Lighting Designer Brian Freeland. 2pm, Bridport United Church Hall, East Street. Coffee and tea available. Organised by Bridport and District U3A. Website

27 'Faith & Arts : Art & Contemplation' Digby Church Hall, DT9 3NL. 3-4pm Revd David Marl helps contemplate various works of art. Free. No obligation to come to all 3 sessions. Please sign up in Sherborne Abbey Parish Office.

27 'Iguanadon Restaurant' Brewery Square Dorchester. 11:30am & 3:30pm. Outdoor theatre production for families by Emerald Ant. Free entry. www.emeraldant.com/latest-news/

27 Children's 'Magical Garden' Diorama Workshop Ivy House Restaurant, Groves Nurseries.10am-12pm Make a diorama using natural materials. £10 per child. Booking essential. 01308 422654. www.grovesnurseries.co.uk

28 Sherboard Games Oliver's Café, Cheap Street, Sherborne DT9 3PU. 7-9pm Board Game event for teenagers, families & adults, free. Thematic games & great artwork. Refreshments.

28 Children's 'Card Making' workshop Ivy House Restaurant, Groves Nurseries. 10am-12pm Using watercolours & the Groves gardens as inspiration. £10 per person. Booking essential. 01308 422654.  www.grovesnurseries.co.uk

28 Sunday BBQ + Summer Music Ivy House Restaurant, Groves Nurseries. 12pm-3pm Bar, BBQ & summer music on the Sun Terrace.Buy Tickets from the counter 01308 807053 www.grovesnurseries.co.uk

28-29 Holiday Club St Paul's Church, Sherborne. 9:45am-3.30pm For children aged 7-11yrs on 31.08.2019. Games, songs, craft, Bible stories & more. Free but must book, limited spaces. 01935 816444. hcstpauls@gmail.com www.stpauls-sherborne.org.uk

29 Portland Mayor's Charity Music Festival 11am to 3pm at the Portland Community Venue, Three Yards Close, DT5 1JN. Great bands and entertainment for all in aid of a fantastic local charity – Opportunities R Un Limited. Based on Portland, the charity supports adults with additional needs and offers a variety of educational, social and leisure opportunities within the local communities of Weymouth, Portland and Dorchester.
£2 entry for adults – children free. To be opened by Richard Drax MP. For any musicians/bands interested in performing, craft stall enquiries, programme advertising opportunities, raffle or tombola donations – please contact nicola@portlandcommunityvenue.co.uk or call 01305 821638.

29 Walk : 'Exploring the Railway Line:Stepping into Nature' West Bay Discovery Centre. 10am. Free event. Centre visit & walk around West Bay. All ages, dementia friendly. Donations welcome, booking required. 01308 427288 www.westbaydiscoverycentre.org.uk

29 Introduction to Stone Carving Ivy House Restaurant, Groves Nurseries. 10-12pm. Have a go at some lettering & learn about the different types of local stone. Booking essential £20. 01308 422654 www.grovesnurseries.co.uk

30/08-01/09 Lyme Regis Folk Weekend Marine Theatre and seafront stages. Ticketed events in the Marine Theatre and free music all weekend on the seafront stages.  www.lymefolk.com

30 'The Secret Garden' Athelhampton House & Gardens. 7:30pm Outdoor performance by Chapterhouse Theatre Co. Bring picnic & blankets. A£16, C£11, Fam(2A & 2C) £46 from Dorchester TIC 08712 200260 www.seetickets.com

31 Summer Fete Pageant Gardens, Sherborne DT9 3NB. 1pm Church of the Sacred Heart & St Aldhelm's Fete. All welcome.

31 'Galactic Games & Astro Activities' at Sherborne Library Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA. 2-3pm Craft, games, activities & story session for children aged 5+ (U8s to be accompanied by an adult). To book: 01935 812683

31 Bridport & District Gardening Club Summer Show United Church Hall, East St, Bridport. From 12noon. Cup presentations 3pm. Refreshments available. Entry details from www.bridportgardeningclub.co.uk or Ann Brown. Entries close 28.8.19 at 7pm or email at 5pm. Free admission. 01308 424055

31 '40s Food, Fun & Fashion' Bridport Town Hall, DT6 3LF. 10am-2pm FASHION. Make-do-&-mend, knitting, darning, Vintage costumes, Pop-Up 40s fashion shows. Free entry. For details: sheliannmeaney@btinternet.com 01308 424169

31 Dorset Art Market Sale of local artist's works 10-2pm The Avenue Stadium Dorchester. DT1 2RY wwwdorsetartmarket.co.uk

September

01 Harbour Voices Marine Parade Shelters, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis DT7 3UY 3pm-4pm. Local sea shanty group sings maritime favourites.  www.harbourvoices.org

01 Haynes Breakfast Club Hayne's International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil BA22 7LH 9.00am-12noon A breakfast club open to all marques of car. Chat over coffee & breakfast in Café 750. Free to attend.  www.haynesmotormuseum.com

01 West Bay Triathlon 9.15am Entry Closing date: 28/08/19 12:00am, £35. Super sprint event.  www.beyondevents.org.uk

02 Talk & signing with Jeffrey Archer Cheap Street Church, Sherborne DT9 3BJ 12.30pm Talk about  'Nothing Ventured'. £20 inc free signed book, couples £30 inc free book. From Winstone's Bookshop 01935 816128

03 Hat Festival Quiz The Ropemakers, 36 West Street, Bridport 8pm. Hatty Quiz and Raffle

04 Lunchtime organ recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ 1pm 40 minute organ recital by Paul Ellis. Retiring collection.  info@tincletongallery.com

04 Arts Society Sherborne talk Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 2 for 3pm Talk by Gavin Plumley: 'A Hungarian Metropolis: Art & Culture in Budapest.' Non members welcome as guest of a member.

04 Talk on 'Sherborne History' Trinity Manor Care Home, Bradford Road, Sherborne DT9 6EX 2-4pm Sherborne History with local Blue Badge Guides Cindy and Paul followed by afternoon tea. Free. 01935 594030

04 West Bay Evening Summer Market The Salt House and Fishermans Green, West Bay 4-8pm West Bay Evening Market & Craft Fair at the Fisherman's Green, West Bay. 01308 424901

04 Scottish Country Taster Evening Church House, South Street 7.30pm-9.30pm Wear soft shoes. Qualified instruction. Free. Anne 01308 427927  Caroline 01308 538141 www.bridportscottishdancers.org.uk

04 People First Dorset: Speaking Up Skills Ropemakers, 36 West Street, Bridport, DT6 3QP 6pm-7.30pm For those with learning disabilities to meet people, get help and support, gain confidence 01305 257600 office@peoplefirstdorset.org.uk

04 Archaeology of Dorchester and Around St George's Church Hall, Fordington 7.15 for 7.30pm Talk by Steve Wallis for Dorchester & District Gardening Club. Members Free, Non members £3 01305 268523

04-05 Secondhand Book Sale Marine Parade Shelters, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis DT7 3UY 11am onwards. Second hand booksale organised by Friends of Museum. 01297 443156

05 Talk: 'Plants for Autumn Colour' Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR. 2.30-3.30pm

05 Coffee Morning St Swithun's Church, Bridport 10.45am – 11.45am A monthly coffee morning for the company of others, all welcome. Free 01308 426459

05 Hat Auction Bridport & West Dorset Club, South Street, Bridport 7.30pm. With Jim Rowe.

05 Shanty Shenanigans Bridport Town Hall, East Street, Bridport DT6 3LF 7pm.Bridport Museum celebrate "Turner in Bridport" exhibition with an evening of sea shanties £8.00 Bridport TIC 07780 588 007 www.bridportandwestbay.co.uk/tickets

05 'Building Britain' LSI Bridport 6.45 for 7.30pm. A talk by architect and designer Ben Pentreath. £15 available from Bridport TIC, Lsi and Eventbrite.  www.lsibridport.co.uk

05 Introduction to Nature Photography Ivy House Kitchen, Groves Nurseries, West Bay Rd., Bridport 10-12pm. Learn about composition and framing, light, focus etc. £20. Booking essential. 01308 807053 www.grovesnurseries.co.uk

06 'La Vie en Rose' – Gypsy Jazz and curry night Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme. DT7 3UY 8pm to 10.30pm – Gypsy Jazz and 3 course curry banquet in aid of Axminster & Lyme Cancer Support. 01297 442138 www.thelittleboxoffice.com/jazzjurassica

06 Henry Hemming on 'Our Man in New York' Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 7pm How the British used 'fake news' to help bring the US into WW2. £10 non members/£9 members, Sherborne TIC or  www.sherborneliterarysociety.com

06 Yeovil District Hospital Charity Quiz The Butterfly House, Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR 7 for 7.30pm start. Teams of up to 6. £3pp. sarah.cherry@ydh.nhs.uk  or 01935 383020

06 St.Gabriel's Players: 'Walking in Turner's footsteps' Bridport United Church 7pm. Readings of poetry and prose from the 1800s, including a poem by Turner. £5 from Bridport TIC

06 Textile Workshop- 'Introduction to nuno felt' The Durbeyfield, West Bay 9.30am-3pm, includes all materials. £40/person/workshop: 10% discount for all four sessions. 07973 769432 www.lizziejames.co.uk

07 SDFHS Talk Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 2.30pm Talk by Ted Udall: 'Parish Registers: a social history.' SDFHS members £3, non members £5. inc refreshments. 01935 429609

07 Bridport Hat Festival Bridport 9am onwards Fundraiser for head-related charities and party  www.bridporthatfest.org

07 Guided Walk: Eype Highlands End Holiday Park, Eype, DT6 6AR 10am. Geoff Rowland guides walk from Highlands End to Eype and back. £5, or £2.50 for Jurassic Coast Trust Members. 01308 807 000. www.jurassiccoast.org

07 'The Shoe Chorus' Borough Gardens, Bridport 10am-1pm Performance experience of street theatre, part of Bridport Hat Festival  goldinganna@gmail.com

07-08 Dorset County Show Dorchester Showground DT27SD All day. Agricultural Show, stalls and displays. £15 until August 31st, £18 1 Sept onwards from Dorchester, Bridport and SherborneTICs

07-09 Food Rocks Marine Parade Shelters, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis DT7 3UY Mark Hix Food Rocks festival – celebrating local food and drink.  www.hixrestaurants.co.uk/restaurant/food-rocks

07-15 Bridport Open Art Studios The Durbyfield B&B, West Bay, DT6 4EL 11am-9pm Diverse exhibition featuring Dr Ruta Skrinskiene, Sue Barnes, Nick Moeran and Debbie Tiltman. 01308 423307/ 07788720390 info@thedurbyfield.co.uk

08 Friends of the Yeatman Hospital Car Boot Sale The Terraces, Sherborne DT9 5NS. 8am Sellers – £5 per car; Buyers 9am til 12 noon – 50p. Free parking. Sorry no dogs.

08 Lyme Regis to Charmouth Challenge Sea Swim Lyme Regis Main Beach 11am Check In Opens. 1pm Swim starts. Sponsored sea swim between Lyme & Charmouth (nearly 2 miles).  http://www.lyme-splash.com/lyme-regis-to-charmouth-challenge-sea-swim/

08 'Requiem for the Hatters' Lyric Theatre, Barrack Street, Bridport 7 pm Hester Goodman & Matthew Robins present a song-cycle about shyness & madness. £12/£5 (12-18s) Bridport TIC 01308 424901 www.bridportandwestbay.co.uk/tickets

10 The British Sugarcraft Guild: Cake Toppers Ivy House Restaurant, Groves Nurseries 7pm for 7.30pm. Demonstration- Ludicris Cake Toppers: Cake Toppers. 01308 422654

10 Monkey Music Open Day The Scout Hut, Blackberry Lane, Sherborne DT9 4DE. 9.30, 10.30 & 11.30am Taster music classes for babies & young children. 01935 850541 www.monkeymusic.co.uk

11 Book talk by Celia Brayfield Winstone's Bookshop, Cheap Street, Sherborne DT9 3PX 6.30pm Celia Brayfield talks about her book 'Rebel Writers: The Accidental Feminists'. Free.

11 Styling Workshop Trinity Manor Care Home, Bradford Road, Sherborne DT9 6EX 6-8pm Lindsay Punch: "How to Find your Signature Style' Class. Champagne & canapes. £30 til 01/09/19, then £35 – Eventbrite. 01935 594030

12 Talk: 'Spring bulbs for pots' Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR. 2.30-3.30pm

12 Introduction to Bowen Therapy Trinity Manor Care Home, Bradford Road, Sherborne DT9 6EX 11am-1pm An introduction with practitioner, Joy Weafer, followed by high afternoon tea. Free. 01935 594030

12 Sherborne & District Gardeners' Association meeting Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 7.30pm Talk by Ann Brake ; 'Bristol University Botanic Garden'. 01935 389375

13 Talk at Sherborne Library Sherborne Library, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 2-3pm 'Autism, SEN and The Hidden Needs Trust – a talk for adults' from Rachel Goodfellow. Free.

13 Coffee morning & talk Abbey View Nursing Care Home, Fairfield, Bristol Road, Sherborne, DT9 4HG 11am Anita Wingad talks about 'Community Catalysts', a social enterprise & community interest company. Free

13 Lunchtime recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne DT9 3BJ 1.45-2.20pm Recital by Sherborne School soloists

13 Friends of the Yeatman Hospital AGM Digby Memorial Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL. 7pm Friends welcome to attend the AGM

13/09-04/10 Exhibition of New Work Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne DT9 3LQ 9.30-5.00 Tues to Sat.Art works by Louise Balaam, Jill Barthorpe, Emma Haggas & Elsa Taylor.

13-22 Heritage Days & Dorset Architectural Heritage Week Various times and locations across the county. A week of events celebrating Dorset's rich historic environment. See website for details and costs: www.DAHW.org.uk

14 Dorset Historic Churches Trust Ride & Stride Churches throughout Dorset 10am-6pm Riders (of bikes or horses) & Striders visit as many churches as possible. Sponsored event. 01935 817339 jo_higgs@hotmail.com  www.dhct.org.uk

14 Story & Craft session Sherborne Library, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 2-3pm Roald Dahl 'Splendiferous' Story & Craft Session – for ages 3+. Free.

14 Bridport Town Hall Arts & Craft Fair Bridport Town Hall, DT6 3LF 9.00am-3.00pm. Disabled access via the lift in TIC. A variety of stalls. Free 01308 424901

14 'Seeking the Peace Within' Bridport Quaker Meeting House, DT6 3NZ 10am-4pm Information & talk led by Jo Jamil Parsons, "Care of our souls, Care of our planet". Donations from £10.  iona.lake@aol.co.uk

14 An Evening of Cheese and Wine WI Hall, North St, Bridport 7.30pm Charity Raffle and Music from Mike C for West Dorset Mencap. £10 from Mencap shop Bridport or email secretary@westdorsetmencap.org.uk

14 Bangers and Mash Lunch and Talk Powerstock Hut, DT6 3TB 12.30 for 1pm. Talk by Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones' farming dream and achievements. £10 from: Three Horseshoes, Marquis of Lorne, on the door. jp.pdpr@gmail.com  www.theblackfarmer.com

14-15 Sherborne Steam & Waterwheel Centre Open Day Oborne Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3RX. 11.30am-3.30pm Waterwheel & Hindley steam engines under steam. Additional parking on Oborne Road. Part of DHW. Entry by donation.

14-15 Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival Various venues in Sturminster Newton 10am-5pm Food stalls, craft stalls, real ale & real cider. Live music, children's entertainment, cheese making & tasting. A £6, U15s free.

14-15 West Dorset Greener Homes Various times and locations 16 homes open to the public to showcase sustainable buildings and lifestyles. Free. www.Bridport.greenopenhomes.net

14-22 Art Exhibition in the Butterfly House Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR. All day

15 Sherborne Walk: 'Sherborne's Buildings' Meet at Sherborne TIC, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 2.30pm In Dorset Architectural Heritage week, a fully accessible walk with Blue Badge Guide Cindy. Approx 2 hours. £8pp  www.sherbornewalks.co.uk

15 Music in The Park Pageant Gardens, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NB 2.30pm Sherborne Town Brass Band concert of light entertainment music. Bring a rug or chairs & a picnic.

15 Haynes Biker's Breakfast Ride-in Hayne's International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil BA22 7LH 9.30am-12noon A breakfast ride-in open to all marques of motorcycle. Free www.haynesmotormuseum.com

16 Insight talk: 'Consider the Heavens' Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 7.30-9pm Prof Dame Jocelyn Bell-Burnell FRS talks about how considering the heavens has changed her understanding of God. £5

16 'The Science of Laughter' THS Lecture Hall, Coburg Rd, Dorchester 7pm talk by Professor Sophie Scott, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow. Tickets free:THS or Dorch TIC news@thomas-hardye.net

17 Sherborne Police talk Trinity Manor Care Home, Bradford Road, Sherborne DT9 6EX 11am-1pm 'How to recognise scam and fraud', followed by tea. Free. 01935 594030

18 Sherborne WI talk Catholic Church Hall, Westbury, Sherborne DT9 3RA 2.30pm 'Walking Blind – A Man's Journey' by John Bradshaw. Visitors £4 (includes refreshments)

18 Dorset Wildlife Trust Talk Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 7.30pm An illustrated talk by Sam Hamer, Conservation Officer, about the work of the Dorset Wildlife Trust. £2.50

18 Work of the Dorset Wildlife Trust Digby Memorial Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL 7.30pm. Talk by .  Andrew Pollard, Director of Landscape Conservation. £2.50

19 Talk: 'Autumn/Winter Bedding' Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR. 2.30-3.30pm

19 Bridport & District Gardening Club WI Hall, North St, Bridport 7.30pm "Grasses in the Garden" speaker Malcolm Mills. £2  www.bridportgardeningclub.co.uk

19 Introduction to watercolour painting Ivy House Kitchen, Groves Nurseries, West Bay Rd., Bridport 10-12pm. Materials supplied. Booking essential £20 01308 422654

19-20 Wellbeing by the Lakes Scupture Park, Pallington DT28QU 10am-5pm. Evening concert 7-10pm. For booking see website  www.wellbeingbythelakes.co.uk

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

21 Friends of the Yeatman Hospital Birthday Party Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 7-10pm Birthday party for babies & their parents born in the Yeatman. Live music, dancing, bar. Tickets Sherborne TIC, Winstone's Books or  www.friendsoftheyeatman.org.uk

21-22 West Dorset Greener Homes Various times and locations 16 homes open to the public to showcase sustainable buildings and lifestyles. Free. www.Bridport.greenopenhomes.net

24 'Benefits of exercise talk' Trinity Manor Care Home, Bradford Road, Sherborne DT9 6EX 11am-1pm  Discussion & demonstration by Sherborne Sports Centre. Fruit buffet. Free. 01935 594030

24 Sherborne Historical Society Talk Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 7.15 for 8pm 'Why didn't Briatain go either Fascist or Communist between the two world wars?' by Professor Lawrence Goldman. £5

24 Dementia Friends session Trinity Manor Care Home, Bradford Road, Sherborne DT9 6EX 2-4pm Dementia Friends Session and afternoon tea. Free. 01935 594030

25 Sherborne Science Café Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 7.30pm Talk: Banking the World's Seeds by Dr John Dickie, Head of Seed & Lab-based Collections, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. £2.

25 'The Living Jigsaw – Eco Gardening' Talk Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme. DT7 3UY 7.15pm. Writer Val Bourne, author of "The Living Jigsaw" shares eco-friendly gardening tips. 01297 445393 www.ulrhs.wordpress.com

25 Carducci Quartet St Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester 7.30pm Concert with Dorset County Museum Music Society. £15 from Dorch TIC or Dorchester Arts Centre 01305 267992

26 'Weather & Our Coastline': Stepping into Nature West Bay Discovery Centre 10am. Centre visit & walk around West Bay. Open to all; dementia friendly. Donations welcome & booking required. 01308 427288 www.westbaydiscoverycentre.org.uk

26 Community Land Trust & affordable housing talk St John Ambulance Hall, Rax Lane, DT6 3JJ 7pm Vanessa White of Powerstock CLT, Julian Peacock of Hastoe Housing association, and Bridport Co-housing and Watton Hill updates. £3

27 Sherborne Literary Society: Words with Wine & AGM Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 7pm Lucy Sewill on her book 'Horses & Humans'. £5 (inc glass of wine & canapes) from Winstone's Bookshop. 01935 816128

27 Breakfast Networking Meeting Abbey View Nursing Care Home, Fairfield, Bristol Road, Sherborne, DT9 4HG 7.30-8.45am Tea, coffee & continental breakfast while networking. £2 pp (proceeds to Stroke Association). Book: 01935 813222

27 Drinks in the Clink: Cider Riot Shire Hall, Dorchester 7pm. All things cider with taste and ploughman's nibbles. £10 1305 261849 http://shirehalldorset.org/visit

27 Quiz Night Brownsword Hall, Poundbury 7 for 7.30pm With Angus McIntyre  www.brownswordevents.org.uk v

27-28 Angela Brownridge (Classical Piano) Concerts at Tincleton Gallery, The Old School House, DT2 8QR. 7.30 for 8 pm. £15 inc glass of wine. 01305 848909

28 Last Night of the Proms Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA. 7 for 7.30pm Last Night Of The Proms concert with Sherborne Town & Youth Bands & Sherborne Community Choir. £7 from Sherborne TIC

28 Bridport Charter Fair Centre of Bridport Day of information and demonstration to reflect Bridport's community. 01308 423767 www.facebook.com/BridportCharterFair

28-29 Run Jurassic Freshwater Holiday Park 8am onwards The Jurassic Coast Trust in conjunction with White Star Running  are holding their first Run Jurassic community event. www.runjurassic.co.uk

29 Voice Playshop & Singing Bowl Soundbath Oborne Village Hall, nr. Sherborne DT9 4LA 10am-12.30pm Voice Playshop, 2-4pm Soundbath. Bring something comfortable to lie on & wrap around you. £12 per session. Booking in advance.: ahiahel@live.com  01935 389655 www.centreforpuresound.org

29 Dorchester String Orchestra Concert United Church, Dorchester 3.15 pm Classical concert. Retiring collection. 01305 250067 cath_mcmillan@yahoo.co.uk

29 'Pura Vida – Costa Rica's magical birds' County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester DT1 1XJ 7.15 pm. Talk by Steve Oakes for The South Dorset RSPB Group. Members £3, non-members £4 01305 265882

30 Insight talk: 'Robots of Good Character' Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 7.30-9pm Prof Nigel Crook, Oxford Brookes University, explores whether we can build robots that have good moral character. £5

30 Dorset Poetry Walks Bridport Community Orchard. 10am-11.30am.Connecting creativity to nature in Dorset for health, wellbeing and community. Free but Booking essential via Eventbrite or  blackvenpress@gmail.com

30 'The Aurora – Northern Lights' Bridport United Church Hall East St 7.30pm Talk by Bob Mizen for Golden Cap Assoc. £5 01308 863577

Don't miss during August…

17 Bridport Carnival

18 Bridport Torchlight Procession

22 Melplash Show

24 Wings & Wheels, Henstridge Airfield

22-26 Great Dorset Steam Fair

Dorchester "Super Sleuth Competition" – All month

Dorchester library "Space Chase" reading challenge – All month

and in September…

07 Bridport Hat Festival

07-08 Dorset County Show, Dorchester

07-09 Food Rocks Lyme Regis

13-22 Dorset Architectural Heritage Week Various Dorset locations

14-15 Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival

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 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

Old Lyme Ghost Tours July-Sept Tues & Thurs 7:30-9pm approx. (weather permitting) Meet outside Lyme Regis Museum. A£8, C(8-15)£4, U7s free. Contact 07970 068700

Lyme History Walks May-Sept  Weds/ Thurs & Sat – 11am meet  Marine Theatre Square. Approx 1½ hours. A£8, C£4. 01297 443140 / 07518 777258 www.lymehistorywalks.com

Explore Historic Sherborne 10:30am Tues & Thurs walks around this historic town with Blue Badge Guide Cindy. Meet at Sherborne TIC, Digby Road, DT9 3NL. 1.5 to 2 hours. £8pp. cindyatsherbornewalks@gmail.com

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 Rides on Wed, Sat & Sun, & Thurs once a month. Long & short rides. More info: Secretary  Anne Neale 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

Historical Dancing Monthly – Dorchester Thurs 7:30-9:30pm; Bridport Sun 1:30-4pm. For 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

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

August

18 'The Legend of King Arthur! – Boxtree Productions, open air theatre, Maumbury Rings

23 SummerMT@DYT, Youth Theatre : drama, song and dance. Sunninghill Community Hall

September

13 Folk Josie Duncan And Pablo Lafuente

14 Opera La Bohème (Opera Holloway)

18 Comedy Big Heads And Others (3-She

20 Music Beverley Craven: Strings Attached ft. Judie Tzuke

25 Jazz Quentin Collins Sextet: Road Warrior

27 Entertainment An Audience With Jonathan Agnew


www.dorchesterarts.org.uk
Ticket Office : Dorchester TIC  01305 267992 Box Office : 01305 266992

August

15 Film Mid-August Lunch
15 Film An Accidental Studio
22 Film Horrible Histories: The Movie
22 Film we the Animals

September

17/08-12/10 ART Bridport Un-Sea-N
05 FILM Red Joan (12A)
05 FILM Pond Life (15)
06 CLASSSIC CONCERT Eusebius Quartet
06 THEATRE Much Ado About Nothing
08 FILM Delicatessen
12 FILM Eaten by Lions (12A)
12 FILM Gloria Bell (15)
13 MUSIC Calan
13 MUSIC Jazz Café-Maggie Reedfay sings Stevie Wonder
14 MUSIC Mike Christie
15 FILM Cabinet of Living Cinema- Create your Soundscape
15 FILM Cabinet of Living Cinema- Man with a Movie Camera
19 SPOKEN WORD Only Fools and Boyce- An evening with John Challis
20 COMEDY Frisky and Mannish
21 THEATRE In and out of Chekhov Shorts
22 FILM Missing Link (PG)
26 FILM Harvey (U)
26 FILM Neither Wolf Nor Dog (12A)
27 MUSIC Urban Folk Quarlet
28 MUSIC Bridport's Charter Showcase

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

August

17 Corduroy MUSIC
24 We Love Little Mix MUSIC
25 Comedy Club With Tanyalee Davis COMEDY
27 Tuesday Night At The Movies: Cabaret CINEMA
30 Lyme Folk Weekend: Jon Boden MUSIC
31 Lyme Folk Weekend: Ninebarows & Friends MUSIC

September

01 Lyme Folk Weekend: Sam Sweeney-The Unfinished Violin MUSIC
08 Lym Delta Rhythm Kings MUSIC
10 Margaret Atwood Live In Cinemas SCREENING
13 Geoff Achison & The Uk Souldiggers MUSIC
14 The Upbeat Beatles MUSIC
15 The Sunday Sessions MUSIC
19 Maggie Bell & Dave Kelly MUSIC
22 Jazz in the Barr: The Golden Age of Jazz MUSIC
26 NTL One Man, Two Guvnors SCREENING
27 Lyme Regis Comedy Club With Julian Deane COMEDY
28 Count Arthur Strong COMEDY
29 Fleabag SCREENING

www.marinetheatre.com

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

August

16 Apocalypse Now: Final Cut (15)
17 Spiderman: Far From Home (PG)
27-31 Legally Blonde- The Musical

September

07 FILM The Lion King (PG)
07 MUSIC Hank Wangford and The Lost Cowboys
10 SCREENING Margaret Atwood-Live in Cinemas
12 DOCUMENTARY Artifishal
13&14 LIVE THEATRE & PUPPETS The Elves and The Shoemaker
19 BLUES The Producers
20 COMEDY Griff Rhys Jones- All Over The Place
21 HORRIBLE HISTORIES The Movie-Rotten Romans (PG)
21 MUSIC The Chesterfields + Dai-Nichi plus DJ Alan Flint
26 NT One Man Two Guvnors
28 FILM The Angry Birds Movie 2 (U)

www.electricpalace.org.uk

Electric Palace Box Office: 01308 424901 (Bridport TIC)

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.     

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.  

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.

Owermoigne

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

Broadmayne

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

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