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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.

Please check whether the venue or event you may wish to attend is running either via your local TIC or with the event organiser.

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.

December

Until 24/12 Christmas Display at Castle Gardens New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR. Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-4.30pm.Christmas display. Festive food & drink available. Free.  https://www.facebook.com/TheGardensGroup

Until 06/12 John Dimet Exhibition Malthouse Town Mill Lyme Regis DT7 3PU 11am-4pm Daily 01297 444042 https://www.townmill.org.uk/

Until 13/12 Norman at 90 The Gallery, Symondsbury Estate, Bridport DT6 6HG 10.30am-4.30pm Mondays,Thursday-Sunday. A retrospective of the artwork of Norman Saunders-White 01308 301326 https://lymebayarts.co.uk/wordpress/

Until 18/01 Unwrapped The Space, Symondsbury Estate, Bridport DT76 6HG. 10.30am-4.30pm Mondays, Thursday-Sunday. 2D and 3D arts and crafts that make ideal gifts for the holiday season. 01308 301326 https://lymebayarts.co.uk/wordpress/

Until 24/12 Christmas Display at Castle Gardens New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-4.30pm Award-winning Christmas display. Festive food & drink available

Until 23/12 Artisans’ Bazaar Sculpture by the Lakes, Tincleton, DT2 8QU 10am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday. £12.50 pre-booked ticket only.  https://www.sculpturebythelakes.co.uk/events

Until 16/12 Evening Art Course in Charmouth Charmouth 7pm-9pm 6 Week art course for all abilities in water based painting and drawing 07812 856823 www.trudiochiltree.co.uk

Until 07/12 Iuventus String Quartet on-line concert. 7pm daily (for 14 days only) Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8 & Dvorak’s “American Quartet”. £8.11 (Free to Sherborne Abbey Festival Patrons) Book via https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sherborneabbeyfestival

01-31 Lyme Regis Christmas Lights Broad Street Lyme Regis Every evening  

02 Arts Society Dorset County Zoom lecture. 6.45pm. (Magic) Now you See it. Now you Don’t.  https://theartssocietydorsetcounty.org.uk/Lectures/FutureLectures.aspx  

02 Arts Society lecture Online Zoom 2.45 for 3pm Talk by Bertie Pearce: ‘Charles Dickens – the man & his life through his characters’. Non-members £5 – see website for details:  https://theartssocietysherborne.org/lectures/dickens-man-life-characters-bertie-pearce/  

03-24 Late Night Shopping at the Square Brewery Square, Dorchester Thursdays until Christmas 5pm-7pm

03-31 Christmas Afternoon Tea Shire Hall Dorchester DT11UY 11am-3pm Fizz and high tea £12.50 . prebook by e mailing Kirsty.campbell@shirehalldorset.org  http://shirehalldorset.org/events/christmas-afternoon-tea/  

03/12 – 02/01 Christmas Lights and Reindeer Experience Nutley Farm, Dorchester DT2 8DT 4pm-8pm. £10 for car and adults, £5/child 3-15 years. See our news item about this event. Prebooking essential:  https://nutleyfarm.yapsody.com/event/index/598551/christmas-lights-reindeer-experience  

04 Sherborne School Lunchtime Recital Online via YouTube – see link. Available on Sherborne School website at 1.45pm. Organ Recital.  https://www.sherborne.org/news-and-events/music-diary  

04-31 Pop Up Vintage Shop The Gallery Town Mill Lyme Regis DT7 10am-4pm Restored, recycled, up-cycled items for sale  

05-19 Exhibition: Christmas Show Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne DT9 3LN Tues-Sat 9.30am-5pm Exhibition of work by various artists. 01935 815261 https://www.jerramgallery.com/exhibitions/  

06 Briantspuddle Christmas Fayre Sadly this event is cancelled due to Covid.

07/11-23 Artisans’ Bazaar Sculpture by the Lakes, Tincleton, DT2 8QU 10am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday. £12.50 pre-booked ticket only.  https://www.sculpturebythelakes.co.uk/events  

08 Talk: ‘The Digby Girls: Independent travellers in the 19th and 20th Centuries’ Via Zoom, Online Portal 1.30pm for 2pm start. Bridport History Society Talk by Jane Ferentzi-Sheppard. To attend the zoom meeting email jferentzi@aol.com   01308 425710 

11 Sherborne School Lunchtime Recital Online via YouTube – see link. Available on Sherborne School website at 1.45pm. Mince Pies Recital – Strings.  https://www.sherborne.org/news-and-events/music-diary  

12 SDFHS Show & Tell Zoom 1.30pm West Dorset group meeting. Childhood, Schooldays, memories of your own or a family member. To join Zoom session email: jferentzi@aol.com  https://sdfhs.org/groups/west-dorset/  

12-13 ‘Christmas.Time’ by Near-ta Theatre available online Sat 12- Sun 13 Dec. More details and watch on the Artsreach website

12-13 Shire Hall Christmas Market Shire Hall, Dorchester, DT11UY 10am-5pm 01305 261849 http://shirehalldorset.org/events/shire-hall-christmas-market/

12 -13 Lyme Regis Virtual Lantern Parade –6pm -4pm next day Create a Christmas Lantern and send a photo in to join in the virtual parade. Prizes for the best lanterns – https://lymechristmaslights.co.uk/events/lyme_regis_virtual_lantern_parade

14-27 ‘A Christmas Carol’ by David Mynne available online from 8pm on Mon 14 Dec to midnight on Sun 27 Dec. More details and watch on the Artsreach website

17 Artsreach: The Greatest Gift The Old School Gallery, Yetminster DT9 6LF 5.30pm Farmhouse Maltings Theatre present a re-telling of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ with live music. Limited places. Book online.  https://artsreach.co.uk/event/the-greatest-gift  

17-18 New Hardy Players: Christmas in the Court Room Shire Hall, Dorchester, DT11UY 6pm and 8pm. Directed by Tim Laycock in support of Dorchester Poverty Action £10. Prebook via 01305 261849 https://shirehalldorset.merlintickets.co.uk/product/000052  

17/12-18/01 Midwinter The Gallery, Symondsbury Estate, BRIDPORT, Dorset, DT6 6HG 10.30am-4.30pm. Thursdays to Mondays.  Latest work by artists associated with Lyme Bay Arts 01308 301326 https://lymebayarts.co.uk/wordpress/  

19 Virtual meet Santa Brewery Square, Dorchester time TBC booking in advance essential https://brewerysquare.com/brewery-square/events-at-brewery-square/

20 Communifit Christmas Sweater 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-christmas-sweater-5-km-run-2020/profile  

20-31 A Dorset Christmas with the Ridgeway Singers and Band available online from 4pm on Sun 20 Dec – midnight on Sun 3 Jan. More details and watch on the Artsreach website

22-23 Breakfast with Father Christmas Shire Hall, Dorchester, DT11UY 10am-12pm. Book your table of up to six. Breakfast from C£3, A£6. prebook by e mailing Kirsty.campbell@shirehalldorset.org  http://shirehalldorset.org/events/breakfast-with-father-christmas/  

27 Divine Union Soundbath Oborne Village Hall, nr. Sherborne DT9 4LA 2-4pm Crystal & Tibetan bowl soundbath. Numbers restricted, COVID secure venue. £15. Book in advance: ahiahel@live.com  01935 389655 www.centreforpuresound.org2

Because Sherborne, Dorchester & Wareham TICs were unsure when they would reopen, they were unable to commit to supporting CFGC this year.

However, you can shop online at https://www.cardsforcharity.co.uk/shop-online.html

or at the following local outlets (Covid restrictions permitting):

Dorchester 11 Antelope Walk, DT1 1TT. Mon-Sat 10am-4pm. Open: 26/10-23/12

Weymouth 29 St Thomas Street, DT4 8EJ. Mon-Sat 11am-3pm. Open: 23/10-18/12

Bridport TIC, Buckydoo Square, South Street DT6 3LF. Mon-Sat 10am-3pm. Open: 28/10-24/12  

Blandford Methodist Church, 19 The Close, DT11 7HA. Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 10am-2pm, Wed & Sat 10am-1pm.  Open 22/10-16/12

Wareham Past & Presents, The Old School House, East Lulworth, BH20 5QS. 10am-4pm daily. Open until 24/12

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

Athelhampton House, Athelhampton, Dorchester DT2 7LG. House open Sun-Fri 11am-4pm, Garden open Sun-Fri 10am-5pm. Admission House & Gardens: A£14, u12 £4.50, Gardens only:A£9.50, u12 £2.50  www.athelhampton.com

Mapperton Gardens, Mapperton, Beaminster DT8 3NR. Gardens open Sun-Thurs until 17th December 2020,11am-5pm for pre-booked ticket entry only. Admission £10, Child 5-16 £3, u5 free. Live stream House tours Tues 4pm – see website. www.mapperton.com

Shire Hall High Street West Dorchester, DT1 1XB. Mon-Sat 10am-4pm A£9.50, C£5  concession £7.50 http://shirehalldorset.org/

Symondsbury Estate Bridport  DT6 6HG Thursday to Monday 10am-3pm 01308 424116 https://symondsburyestate.co.uk/news/lockdown-update/   

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

Bridport Museum, 25 South Street, DT6 3NR. Tues, Wed, Fri 11am-2pm. 01308 458703 www.bridportmuseum.co.uk

Chideock Manor Gardens, North Chideock, Bridport, DT6 6LF 10am-6pm Admission by Appointment Only. A £10, U10 Free,  www.chideockmanorgarden.co.uk

Dorchester

Weekly Market in Fairfield Car Park, Weymouth Ave 8am-3pm every Wednesday, Farmers’ Market Poundbury, postponed

Bridport

Weekly Market in the Town every Wednesday & Saturday, Farmers’ Market  12th December 9am-1pm Barrack Street, Craft & Vegan Market 19th December 9am-2pm Barrack Street

Sherborne

Pannier Market on the Parade every Thursday and Saturday; Farmers’ Market 18th December Cheap Street, 9am-1pm

Lyme Regis

Recycled & upcycled items Courtyard Gallery, Town Mill, Lyme Regis 04/12-02/01 10am-4pm (not 25-26/12).

Pre booking often required. Please check in advance

Fossil Walks Times vary according to the tides, telephone for full details & booking information. 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 Martin Curtis 07900 257944 guide@jurassiccoastguides.co.uk, Chris Pamplin 0845 0943757 www.fossilwalks.com 

Durotriges Roman Tours Dorchester. Booking essential. A£12, C(6-12) £6, u6 free. 07557472092. 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

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

Sherborne Artslink are gradually reopening some face-to-face classes. Please see website for details. Meanwhile, current activities are:

  • Art at Home – art activities you can do at home – see website.
  • Art for Memory & Art for Parents Classes are full but please contact to be added to the waiting list.
  • Parkinson’ Dance 2.30-4pm via Zoom. Contact: artslinkfizz@gmail.com
  • Weekly courses (Oct- Dec) Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA. Oils, Watercolour, Life Drawing, Acrylics and more. Booking essential.

https://sherborneartslink.org.uk/

office@sherborneartslink.org.uk

December

02 EXHIBITION PREVIEW EXILE- A Mind in Winter

02-22  EXHIBITION EXILE- A Mind in Winter

04 MUSIC Martin Joseph

05 EXHIBITION Exiles exhibition- Modern Slavery a talk

08 EXHIBITION Gallery late concert

10 MUSIC World Music Concert

11 MUSIC Jazz in the Theatre

12 EXHIBITION Exiles Exhibition- Robert Golden Talk

12 THEATRE Snow Angel

15 EXHIBITION Exiles exhibition- Artists as citizen

15 FILM EOS Concerto: A Beethoven Journey

16 MUSIC Green Matthews Midwinter revels

18 EXHIBITION Exiles Exhibition- Bridport Welcomes Refugees- a conversation

18 FILM A Christmas Carol (PG)

www.bridport-arts.com

Box Office : 01308 424 204

 

December

05 NTL  War Horse  THEATRE

10 NTL  All My Sons  THEATRE

1517 A Christmas Carol    LIVE THEATRE

31 NTL Fleabag  THEATRE

www.marinetheatre.com

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

December

03 SCREENING NTL:Fleabag

04 MUSIC Blues: Kyla Brox Band

05 MUSIC The Tina Turner Experience

06 COMEDY Jon Culshaw

10 SCREENING NT Live: All my Sons

18 MUSIC DJ Aphrodite + Support

www.electricpalace.org.uk

Electric Palace Box Office: 01308 424901 (Bridport TIC)

UPDATE 05/11/20: TICs are closed to visitors during current lockdown but available via phone and email. For the time being please ignore the opening times shown below.

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

Dorchester – Library, South Walks, Dorchester. Open Mon to Sat, 9.30 – 1pm.  01305 267992
dtic@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

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

Sherborne – Digby Road, Sherborne. Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat, 10am-2pm. – 01935 815341
stic@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

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

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