The not for profit, volunteer run, Community
Radio Station from Dorchester, covering Central-Southern Dorset

The not for profit, volunteer run, Community
Radio Station from Dorchester, covering Central-Southern Dorset

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Dorchester from The Keep
Towards Dorchester from Ridgeway
Queen Mother Square
Poundbury Fountain
Buttermarket Square
Brewery Square fountains
Weymouth Bay
Dorchester Borough Gardens
Custom House Quay, Weymouth, England
The Esplanade, Weymouth
Dorset bluebell wood
Chesil Beach from Portland
Maumbury Rings
Dorchester from The Keep
Looking towards Weymouth and Portland from Hardy's Monument
The bridge at Lower Bockhampton
Towards Dorchester from Ridgeway
Towards Charminster from Poundbury Camp
Queen Mother Square
Poundbury Fountain
Buttermarket Square
Brewery Square fountains
Weymouth Bay
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The not for profit volunteer run community radio station from Dorchester covering central-southern Dorset

What’s On in Dorset

If you have a charitable or not for profit event, including online events, which you would like publicised, please email the details to Remember to include a summary of the event details, the beneficiary (if fundraising), website address and contact details for people to get in touch together with the relative times and dates.

If an event is likely to be affected by current lockdown restrictions 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 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.


17 Talk: “Jane Marchese Robinson – Seeking Sanctuary – a history of refugees in Britain”. The Chapel in the Garden, Bridport,DT6 3JX 6.30pm-8.30pm Bridport Refugee Support Campaign A£10. C£5 Tickets from Bridport TIC 01308 424901

20 BVYNTA visit to Sidmouth Visit to Bicton Park Botanical Gardens and Donkey Sanctuary. Contact Malcolm Thompson, email:  01935 814360

21 Cinema Under the Stars Leweston School, nr.Sherborne DT9 6EN 8-11pm Film: The Blair Witch Project (15) Bring blanket and chair. No dogs. Booking essential. A £10, 17-18yr £7.50, 15-16yr £5 + booking fees via

22 Pentecost Family Fun Day United Church Dorchester, 29 South Street, 11 – 2.30 pm. Enjoy Toys, Films, Painting, Card Craft and Food Decorating; baby changing and feeding facilities are available. The event is FREE and there will be lots to do. Pop in when you can – all are welcome.

22 Cinema Under the Stars Leweston School, nr.Sherborne DT9 6EN Film: The Greatest Showman (PG) Bring blanket and chair. No dogs. Booking essential. A £10, 17-18yr £7.50, 6-16yr £5 + booking fees, U5 free via

22/05-06/06 Dorset Art Weeks Various days, times and venues. Open Studios throughout Dorset. Please see website, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram for details or email:

23 Open Air Concert, ‘Pastures New’ Maumbury Rings, Dorchester. 1 hour concert featuring opera, musical theatre and comedy song performed by Grace Lovelass, mezzo-soprano, Matt Connolly, tenor and Toby Nelms, piano. 3pm, gates open 2.30pm. £10 including booking fee. Also at Holme for Gardens Amphitheatre, Wareham, on 06 June. More details and buy tickets here

30 Singing Bowl Soundbath Oborne Village Hall, nr. Sherborne DT9 4LA 2-4pm Crystal & Tibetan bowl soundbath. Numbers restricted, COVID secure venue. £15. Book in advance:  01935 389655

31 Dorchester Bowling Club Open Day Armada Way, Dorchester DT1 2TN 10am-4pm. For details see

Advance notice 02/06 Live-Laugh-Learn South Street (near War Memoral, Dorchester 10am-1pm U3A information stand.

The Keep Military Museum, Barrack Road, Dorchester, DT11RN For opening and admission costs see website. 01305 264066 Visit Us – The Keep Military Museum, Dorchester, Dorset

Shire Hall, High Street West, Dorchester DT11UY open Mon-Sat 10am-4pm. Admission A £9.5 C£5 Conc, £7.50, family £20 01305 261849 Shire Hall – Visit (

Tutankhamun Exhibition, Dinosaur Museum, Teddy Bear Museum, Terracotta Warriors Closed at time of production . check 01305 269741 or The Tutankhamun Exhibition – Dorchester | The Tutankhamun Exhibition (

Dorset County Museum High Street West Dorchester DT1 1JP Currently closed due to refurbishment 01305 262735 Tomorrow’s Museum Is Coming | Dorset County Museum

Kingston Maurward Animal Farm, Dorchester DT2 8PX 10am-4pm daily £Free Tickets and Opening Times | Kingston Maurward Animal Park & Gardens (

Dorset Falconry Park Lewell Nursery, Lewell, Dorchester, DT2 8AN opens 20th. Usual hours Weds -Sun 10am-5pm Admission A£9, C and Conc.£7, Family£30 01305 250710 Dorset Falconry Park

Symondsbury Estate, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 6HG Thurs – Sun 10am-3pm Admission free 07714289492 Visit Symondsbury – Find Us | Symondsbury Estate

Beaminster Museum Whitcombe Road Beaminster DT8 3NB Currently closed due to refurbishment Beaminster Museum – 170 million years of life in rural West Dorset

Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3QA Weds to Sat, 10am-4pm Admission A£5.95, C£2.75, Family £14.75 01297 443370 Inspirational Fossil Walks and School Activities: Lyme Regis Museum

Lyme Bay RIB charters West Bay Harbour, West Bay, BRIDPORT, Dorset, DT6 4EY 11.30am-4pm daily Admission £15 07971 25 85 15 TRIPS FROM WEST BAY – Lyme Bay RIB Charter

Bridport Museum South St, Bridport DT6 3NR From 17th May (opening times TBC) Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm A £5 U21’s Free 01308 458703

West Bay Discovery Centre  The Chapel on the Beach, W Bay Rd, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EN From 18th May, Tues-Sun 11am-4pm Free 01308 427288

Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre Lower Sea Ln, Charmouth, Bridport DT6 6LL from 17th May, Everyday 10.30am-3.30pm Free – 01297 560772

Sea Life Adventure Park, Lodmoor Country Park, Weymouth, DT4 7SX 10am-4pm daily, Admission from £10 Visit SEA LIFE Weymouth Adventure Park & Aquarium

Sandworld, Lodmoor Country Park, Weymouth DT4 7SX from 20th open daily from 10.30am. A£7.75, C£5.75 Conc£6.75, Family from £18 +44 (0)7411 387529 Sandworld Weymouth – Sand Sculpture festival

Nothe Fort, Barrack Road, Weymouth, DT4 8UF 11am-4pm Saturdays until 17th then daily. Admission A£8, Snr£7,C5-16£2, U5free, Family from £10 01305 766626 Nothe Fort – Weymouth’s stunning Historic Sea Fort on the Jurassic Coast

Tank Museum, Bovington BH20 6JG 10am-5pm daily Admission from A£14, C5-16£8.75, U5£free, Family from £14.75 01929 405096  Home – The Tank Museum

Monkey World Longthorns, Wareham BH20  10am-5pm daily Admission see website 01929 462537 Monkey World Dorset Days Out – Primate Ape Rescue Centre

Blue Pool, Furzebrook Road, Wareham BH20 5AR 9.30am-5pm daily Admission A£5, 5-18£2.50, U5free Home – The Blue Pool ( 01929 558150

Swanage Railway, Norden, BH20 5DW 10.30am-3.30pm daily. Admission for returns A£18, C£8.50, Family £45 01929 425800   Swanage Railway | Family Railway Attraction in Dorset

Lulworth Castle and Park, BH20 5QS Sun-Thurs 10.30am-5pm Admission A£6, Snr£5, C4-15£4, U4s free  01929 400352  Lulworth Castle & Park – Lulworth Estate

Etches Collection, Kimmeridge, BH20 5PE 10am-5pm Mon-Sat. Admission A£8, C4-16£4, Family from £16, U5s free 01929 270000   The Etches Collection

Haynes Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil, BA22 7LH open 10am-4.30pm daily. Admission A£16,C4-15£9.5, U4s free, Snr£14, Family from £23 01963 440804 Haynes International Motor Museum | (

Donkey Walking, Beaminster at time of issue closed. 01308 862045 – Donkey Walking Adventures – Home

NT properties at time of issue closed: Max Gate, Clouds Hill, Hardy’s Birthplace Search Places | National Trust

NT Corfe Castle, BH20 5EZ 10am-5pm daily. Admission A£10, C£5, Family £2 Corfe Castle | National Trust

Sherborne Museum Church Lane, Sherborne DT9 3BP At time of issue closed. Sherborne Museum – Dorset

Sherborne Steam & Waterwheel Centre Oborne Road, Sherborne DT9 3RX At time of issue closed. Opening Times – Castleton Waterwheel Museum (

Sherborne Abbey The Close, Sherborne DT9 3LQ At time of issue Sherborne Abbey is closed to visitors. Home – Sherborne Abbey

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4LA.  Gardens open daily 10am-5pm. Admission £10, Child £5, u5 free. Plant Centre open 11am-4pm.

Abbotsbury Swannery, New Barn Road, Abbotsbury DT3 4JG. Swannery open daily 10am-5pm. Admission £10, Child £5, u5 free.

Athelhampton House, Athelhampton, Dorchester DT2 7LG. From 12/04 Gardens open Sun-Fri & Sun 10am-4pm. Admission £9.50 (u14 free). From 17/05 House open Sun-Fri 12-3pm. Admission (inc. Garden) £14 

Bennetts Water Gardens, Putton Lane, Chickerell DT3 4AF Sun-Fri 10am-4pm 01305 785150

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. 01460

Mapperton Gardens, Mapperton, Beaminster DT8 3NR. Gardens open Sun-Thurs 11am-5pm. Admission £11, Child 5-16 £3, u5 free.

Minterne Gardens, Minterne Magna, Dorchester DT2 7AU. Gardens open daily 10am-6pm Admission £6 (u12 free)

Sherborne Old Castle, Castleton, Sherborne DT9 3SA. Open Wed-Sun (& Bank Holiday Mondays) 10am-5pm Admission £5.90 (Child 5-17yrs £3.50)  Sherborne Old Castle | English Heritage (

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

NGS Open Gardens South West see website for details of dates and venues.

Bride Valley, Litton Cheney, DT29AW Tours Thurs and Sat 11am £20 C£3 01308 482767

Furleigh Estate, Salway Ash, Bridport DT65JF Tours, Weds, Fri and Sat 11.30am and 2.30pm £15-30 01308 488991

Langham Wine Estate, Crawthorne, Dorchester DT27NG Tours Weds -Sun 10am-5pm £10-20 01258 839095

Fossil, ghost and Historical Walks with Lyme Regis Museum Fossil Walks, Events & Exhibitions: Lyme Regis Museum   Fossil Walks Brandon Lennon 07944 664757 Jurassic Gems  01297 444405 Jurassic Gems (, the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre  01297 560772,Charmouth Fossils and Fossil Hunting on the Jurassic Coast  Jurassic Coast Guides 07900 257944   Chris Pamplin 0845 0943757  Times vary according to the tides, telephone for full details and booking information.

Jurassic Jaunts Andy Pedrick +44 (0) 7790 474 478

Walking the Way to Health in Bridport, with trained health walk leaders. Starts from CAB 45 South Street every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30am. Walks last approx 30mins, all welcome, free of charge. 01305 252222 or

Durotriges Roman Tours Every day at Town Pump:11am, 1pm and 3 pm.  Pre Booking Essential  07557472092

Dorchester Strollers, walks with trained health walkers. Every Monday at 10:30am and Tuesday at 2:15pm. Occasional Thursday and Sunday afternoons.  Walks last up to one hour, all welcome, free.   01305 263759 Dorchester Strollers | Walking for Health

LL Tours Lyme Regis tours available throughout the year.  07763 974569 for details and to book. LL Tours – formerly Literary Lyme Walking Tours

Ghost Walks From Kings Arms Dorchester  Thursday 8pm plus Tuesday 28th A£7, C £3 Chris on 07971 352555

Lyme History Walks May-Sept  Weds/ Thurs & Saturdays – 11am meet  Marine Theatre Square. Approx 1½ hours. £8 adults, children £4. 01297 443140 / 07518 777258

Explore Historic Sherborne Learn more about Sherborne from a Blue Badge Guide. Tel: 07989 453966, Email: or visit:

West Dorset Ramblers  Regular walks around the area.  01297 631130  Find a walk or route – Ramblers

Jurassic Coast walks with the Jurassic Trust

South Dorset Ramblers Walks in Dorset on Sat, Sun & Wednesdays. 01305 262839 / 269381 Cyclists’ Touring Club West Dorset Long and short rides. More info: Secretary Angela on  01305 266648


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


Weekly Market in the Town every Wednesday & Saturday, Farmers’ Market 8th 9am-1pm Barrack Street, Vegan Arts & Crafts 9am-3pm Lyric Theatre


Pannier Market on the Parade every Thursday and Saturday; Farmers’ Market 21st May Cheap Street, 9am-1pm, The Sherborne Market (Artisan producers) 16th May

Lyme Regis…..Farmer’s Market postponed


27 FILM Schemers (15)

Box Office : 01308 424 204

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: 

01305 269512

Your TIC staff are available for your enquiries via phone and email

PLEASE NOTE: As of 20th April 2021 Dorchester, Sherborne and Wareham Tourist Information Centres are permanently closed and the email and telephone enquiry service will end on 3rd July 2021.

Dorchester –  01305 267992

Bridport – South Street, Bridport. 01308 424901

Sherborne – 01935 815341

Lyme Regis – Church Street, Lyme Regis – 01297 442138. 01297 442138

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

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