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What's On in Dorset

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

If you would like to promote a not-for-profit event here and on air please send the details to
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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 05/01 Mixed Winter Show Tincleton Galleries, The Old School House DT2 8QR 10am-5pm Contemporary fine art exhibition 01305 848909

Until 12/01 Radiance Sladers Yard, West Bay, Bridport, DT6 4EL Art Exhibition, Fred Cuming RA, Michael Fairclough , Rachel Fenner, Jeremy Gardiner, David Inshaw, Alfred Stockham, Petter Southall furniture, Franny Owen ceramics, Lynne Strover jewellery 01308 459511 sladersyard.co.uk

Until 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/

December

01-08 Christmas Tree Festival Cheap Street Church, Sherborne DT9 3BJ 10am-4.30pm daily. Over 30 trees decorated by local businesses and community groups. Free. Donations gratefully accepted.

01-08 Pre Christmas Art Show Jurassic Coast Studios, The Durbeyfield, West Bay Road, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 4EL . 10am -7pm £1 incl. Coffee and biscuits  01460 30661/01308 868083/ 01308 867646

04 -15 Christmas Tree Festival The United Church, East Street, Bridport 10am The principal charity will be Julia's House Hospice

05-07 'The Nutcracker' Family Pantomime Leigh Village Hall, DT9 6HL 7.30pm The Wriggle Valley Players present The Nutcracker. – a festive panto for all the family. Matinee on Saturday 7th at 2.30pm. A£7, C£4 from Leigh Garage, Hamish Pork &  www.ticketsource.co.uk/wrigglevalleyplayers

06 Mince Pies Recital Tindall Recital Hall, Sherborne School DT9 3AP 1.45pm-2.20pm Recital by musicians form Sherborne School 01935 812249

06 Jazz: Neville Dickie Trio Cheap Street Church, Sherborne, DT9 3BJ 7.30pm Stride piano, clarinet/saxophones & drums. In aid of Sherborne Voluntary Ambulance and Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. £15 (inc coffee & mince pies) from Sherborne TIC.

06 Leweston Christmas Fair Leweston School, DT9 6EN 1-6pm A wide range of stalls & boutiques, festive entertainment & refreshments on offer.

06 The 4th Rendezvous Christmas Quiz & Fish & Chip Supper Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 7pm Quiz, bar, raffle. Teams max of 8. £6.50 or £13 (inc fish & chip supper or vegetarian option) from the Rendezvous, Sherborne TIC, or 01935 814496 office@therendezvous.org.uk

06 Firewalk Bridport Fire Station, Sea Road South, Bridport, DT6 3XA Training 7pm. Firewalk 8pm. Bridport Fire Station looking for brave volunteers to walk on Fire raising funds for The Fire Fighters Charity. nicholas.coutice@dwfire.org.uk  www.ukfirewalk.com

06 Christmas Quiz Night Brownsword Hall, Poundbury 7 for 7.30pm Hosted by Nigel Walker  www.brownswordevents.org.uk

06 Inside No.11 – Open Weekend No.11 Old Yarn Mills, Sherborne DT9 3RQ. Exhibition of local art, 20th century Design, Lighting, Furniture, Pottery & Taxidermy. Muddled wine & cider.

06-07 Duncan Honeybourne & Katherine Lam (classical piano duo) Concerts at Tincleton Gallery, The Old School House, DT2 8QR 7.30 for 8 pm.£15 inc glass of wine. 01305 848909 info@tincletongallery.com

07 Sherborne Christmas Craft & Gift Fair Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL. 10am-4pm An antiques, crafts & collectors market, up to 35 stalls. Free admission. West Country Fairs 01749 677049

07 Sherborne Literary Society talk Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL. 7pm Talk by Andrew Lownie 'Dickie & Edwina: The Lives & Loves of the Mountbattens'. £10 Sherborne TIC or  www.sherborneliterarysociety.com

07 Artsreach: Moscow Drug Club Chetnole Village Hall, Sherborne DT9 6NU 7.30pm Musical experience featuring guitar, accordian, double bass, trumpet & vocals, a story set in Eastern Europe. Bar. £10, U18s £6. 07966 177789 or 01935 873555 www.artsreach.co.uk

07 BVYNTA Christmas Entertainment Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 2.30pm A performance of festive music from The Abbey Quartet. Refreshments, raffle. Members £7, guests £9.  BVYNTmembership@outlook.com

07 Christmas Card Making Sherborne Library, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 10.30-11.30am Christmas Card Making for all. Free.

07 Communifit Christmas Party Westend Hall, Littlefield, Sherborne DT9 6AU 3-6pm Bingo, raffle & auction, tea/coffee & bar. Eyes down at 3.30pm. Charity event for Whizz Kids. £5. 07791 308773

07 Christmas Auction Lyme Regis Football Club 7pm – 11pm

07 Doug Eunson & Sarah Matthews St Marys Church House Hall, South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NW 7.30pm-11pm Bridport Ceilidhs present Doug Eunson & Sarah Matthews. Caller: Jeremy Child. £8 in advance or £9 on the door 01308 423442 www.bridportceilidhs.wordpress.com

07 Christmas sale Piddlehinton Village Hall 10am-12.30pm Variety of stalls selling Gifts, cakes and stalls. Children's corner, raffle. 50p entrance

07 'Christmas Oratorio', JS Bach St Mary's Church Dorchester 6 for 7pm. £16/£12 online or from Harmony Music 01305260458 disabled access www.dorchesterchoralsociety.org

07 Christmas Band Celebration Dorford Centre, Dorchester 7pm. C Coy 6 Rifles with the Salamanca Band and Bugles of The Rifles. Retiring Collection

07 Encore Singers Christmas Concert United Church Dorchester. 7.30 pm. With guest artists, Crossways Handbell Ringers. Admission free. Retiring collection for Action for Children. Refreshments during the interval. Full details here.

07/08 Nativity Exhibition Martinstown Church. 2pm – 5pm. 40+ nativity scenes, some little, some very large and some from around the world, which have been loaned for the occasion by folk within the parish and beyond. Also a children's corner. Free admission. Refreshments available (donations requested). Come and have a relaxing hour or two and enjoy a glass of punch and a mince pie too.

08 Eco Fair & Supermarket Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 9am-1pm Range of crafts & items which have been responsibly sourced with an emphasis on zero waste. Facebook: Eco Fair Sherborne. 07708 372251

08 Christingle Service St Mary's Church Dorchester 4.30pm to celebrate the work of the Children's Society.

08 Christmas Tree Festival Carol Service Cheap Street Church, Sherborne, DT9 3BJ 6.30pm Carol Concert amongst Christmas Trees decorated by different groups in the town with Sherborne Town Band.

08 Lyme Bay Chorale St Michael's Church Lyme Regis DT7 3DB 4.30pm  Christmas Concert Tkts 01297 442138

08 Story Café: 'Winter Fest' The Lyric Theatre, 9 Barrack Street, Bridport DT6 3LX 7:30pm. Three storytellers and two musicians come together for a festive celebration of story, music and song. £10 from Bridport TIC 01308 424901

08 Christmas Fair St Andrews Hall, Charmouth, DT6 6LH 10am-4pm Vintage Collectables and Craft Fair. Tables Available. 07505 798 258

08 Dorchester Christmas Vegan Market Dorchester Corn Exchange 10am-3pm wdveganevents@gmail.com

09 Sherborne Abbey Gift for the Town Sherborne Abbey DT9 3LQ 7.30-9pm Seasonal music & readings. Sherborne Abbey Choir, Town Band, Young Singers & students form Gryphon School. Retiring collection for Weldmar Hospice.

09 Christmas Wreath Making Leweston School, DT9 6EN 2-4.30pm & 5.30-8pm Join Emma Dixon from River Cottage to make a Christmas Wreath & Garland. Mince pie & tea. £35 per workshop.  www.lewestonenterprises.co.uk/events

10 Sherborne Abbey Faith & Arts Group: Advent Meditations Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 2.15-4.15pm Time to reflect on Advent and indulge in painting, drawing & creative work. Free. Please sign up in the Parish Office.

10 An Evening with Philip Marsden Elementum Gallery, South Street, Sherborne DT9 3LU 6.30pm Travel writer Philip Marsden talks about his new book: 'The Summer Isles – A Voyage of the Imagination'. Drinks. £10 01935 813776

11 Ridgeway Singers and Band Christmas Concert Weymouth Library. 7 pm. £8 from Weymouth Library (01305 762410) or https://www.eventbrite.co.uk (search for 'Ridgeway'). See full details here

11 Sherborne Artslink Flicks Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 7.00 for 7.30pm Film: Rocketman (15) Bar from 6.30pm. £6 from Sherborne TIC or on door if not sold out. 01935 815341 www.sherborneartslink.org.uk

11 Lunchtime organ recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ 1pm 40 minute organ recital by Harold Jackson. Retiring collection.

11 Sherborne Late Night Shopping Sherborne DT9 3LQ Shops open until 8pm. Free parking after 6pm. Special offers in participating shops.

11 Mulled wine & mince pies Abbey View Residential & Nursing Care Home, Fairfield, Bristol Rd, Sherborne DT9 4HD. 5-8pm Join us for mulled wine & mince pies whilst you do your late night shopping in Sherborne. Donations to the Yeatman Hospital.

11 Bridport Camera Club- Spike & Penny Piddock Bridport Town Hall, DT6 3LF 7pm for 7.30pm start. A practical evening with cameras and low tech lighting. 1st Visit free, £30 annual membership 01935 892353 www.bridportcameraclub.co.uk

11 Concert St John's Church, West Bay Concert by West Dorset Community Orchestra and Local Vocals 7.30pm. Retiring collection. Interval refreshments and a raffle. 01308 456297

12/13 Christmas in the Courtroom New Hardy Players present a dramatic and musical celebration of Yuletide directed by Tim Laycock. Shire Hall, Dorchester. 7.30 pm. £15 including seasonal refreshments. 01305 261849 or www.shirehalldorset.org . In aid of Dorchester Poverty Action. Full details here.

12 Sherborne Museum Behind the Scenes Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL. 1.30 for 2pm Members of Sherborne Museum's research teams and volunteers give an insight into the work they do. £5. Free to Museum members.  www.sherbornemuseum.co.uk

12 Talk: 'Friends Against Scams' Abbey View Residential & Nursing Care Home, Fairfield, Bristol Rd, Sherborne DT9 4HD. 11am Trudi Zimmer talks about Friends Against Scams, a National Trading Standards Scam Team initiative – protecting people & communities. Free. 01935 813222

12 Music & Readings for Christmas The Chapel, Sherborne School DT9 3AP 6-7pm Sherborne School Chamber Choir. In aid of Crisis, together we will end homelessness. £10 from Sherborne TIC & Sherborne School  tickets@sherborne.org

12 Quiz Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 2.30pm Sherborne & District Gardeners' Association Quiz followed by Christmas Party. £2, members free.

12 Wreath Making Workshop Alexandra Hotel Lyme Regis DT7 3HZ 10.30 Sea Theme coffee biscuits + 2 course lunch with a glass of Prosecco £77 per head 01297 442010

14 Local Vocals community choir Antelope Walk, Dorchester. 10am – 1pm. The choir will perform a series of carols throughout the festive shopping experience in Antelope Walk. Complimentary homemade festive refreshments from Celtic Kitchen Shop and The Top End Deli, will also be available for people to taste and enjoy.

14 Christmas Decoration Crafts Sherborne Library, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 10.30-11.30am Christmas decoration making for all. Free.

14 Santa on his Sleigh Sherborne 8.30am-3.30pm outside Sainsburys. 5.30pm -8.30pm Around Town West. Blackmore Vale Lions. Donations for charity welcomed.

14 Christmas at Shire Hall Shire Hall, Dorchester 10am-4pm. Father Christmas and festive slime acitvities (extra cost). Handbells 3pm. Usual admission fees apply.  www.shirehalldorset.org/visit/

14 'Me, My Soul and the Biosphere' Bridport Quaker Meeting House, DT6 3NZ 10am-4pm Information & talk led by Joe Burlington & Andrew Davies. Part of "Care of our souls, Care of our planet". Donations from £10.  iona.lake@aol.com

14 'A Christmas Carol' Shipton Gorge Village Hall An Artsreach event, 7.30pm. £9, £6 (unders 18s) £25 (fam – max 2 adults), doors & bar from 6.45pm. Suitable 8+.  One man performance. 01308 897407 kateshiptonvh@gmail.com

14 Christmas Concert St Catherine's RC Church, Victoria Grove, Bridport, DT6 3AD 3pm Traditional Village Carols from two centuries ago. Free. Light Refreshments

14-15 'Jack & the Beanstalk' Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 2.30pm & 6.30pm each day. Sherborne Amateur Pantomime Society's annual performance. £9, U2s free, from Sherborne TIC

15 Christmas Sing-a-long Cheap Street Church, Sherborne, DT9 3BJ 3-5pm Join Sherborne Town Band, Youth Band & Sherborne Community Choir for a festive sing-a-long. Coffee & mince pies in the interval. Raffle. £7 from Sherborne TIC.

15 'Under the Frozen Moon' The Lyric Theatre, 9 Barrack Street, Bridport DT6 3LX 1.30pm&4.30pm.Half a String presents Under the Frozen Moon. Bring a blanket and own refreshments. A £9 C £6 from Bridport TIC 01308 424901

15 Ridgeway Singers and Band Christmas Concert St Christopher's Church, Winfrith Newburgh. 4 pm. Adults £7, under 18 £5, family £20. 01305 853783 or Winfrith Village Stores, or book online at www.artsreach.co.uk. See full details here

16-23 Visit Father Christmas @ Castle Gardens Castle Gardens Centre, New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR 2-5pm on 16-20 December, 10am-1pm & 2-5pm on 21-23 December

17-22 Santa's Sleigh Morrisons, West Bay Road, Bridport Come along to See Santa and his sleigh. Donations to Bridport Lions Club.  http://www.bridportlionsclub.org/fundraising.html

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

18 Noel! Noel! Sunninghill Community Hall, DT11EB An evening of carols and festive readings by Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir. £18 www.bschoir.org.uk

19 An Afternoon with Stephen Moss Elementum Gallery, South Street, Sherborne DT9 3LU 2.30pm Naturalist Stephen Moss talks about his latest book:' The Twelve Birds of Christmas'. Mince pies & mulled wine. £10 from Elementum Gallery. 01935 813776

19 Dorset String Quartet Christmas Recital The Chapel Alexandra Hotel Lyme Regis DT7 3HZ 7.30 Bar 8pm Prompt Start Ticket £20 01297 442010

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

20 Santa on his Sleigh Sherborne 5.30pm -8.30pm Around Coldharbour. Blackmore Vale Lions. Donations for charity welcomed.

20-22 Christmas Tree Festival Baptist Church Lyme Regis DT7 11am-4pm Christmas Tree's decorated by local organisations Free

20 Ridgeway Singers and Band Christmas Concert The Dorford Centre, Dorchester. 7.30 pm. Tickets £10 in person from Tourist Information Centre in Dorchester Library or contact 01305 852826 or whitecockade@gmail.com. See full details here

21 Local Violinist Steve Faulkner Antelope Walk, Dorchester. 10am – 1pm. Steve will perform a number of Christmas classics and a few modern favourites throughout the festive shopping experience in Antelope Walk. Complimentary homemade festive refreshments from Celtic Kitchen Shop and The Top End Deli, will also be available for people to taste and enjoy.

21 Santa on his Sleigh Sherborne 8.30am-3.30pm outside Waitrose. Blackmore Vale Lions. Donations for charity welcomed.

21 Going the Rounds Thorncombe Wood Car Park 6pm. Walk led by Tim Laycock following the route of the Mellstock Quire to Stinsford Church. £10 non-members, £8 members

23 Festive Storytime Sherborne Library, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 10.30-11am listen to our favourite stories & join in with a mini craft. Suitable for children aged 2–8 years. Free.

23 Carols Round The Christmas Tree The Shambles Broad Street Lyme Regis 7-8pm Organised by Rotary Club + Town Band

25 Christmas Day Fancy Dress Swim The Beach Charmouth 11am Charity swim in aid of the RNLI

26 The West Bay Wallow West Bay 10.30am Entrants sign in. 12pm Start. Raise monies for whomever they wish. There are prizes for best Fancy Dress.

31 New Year's Eve Dance with Strictly Jive! Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 8pm Dance into 2020! Dance floor, bar, free parking. Optional 'All that Glitters ' theme. £20 to include nibbles & a glass of bubbly at midnight.  www.strictlyjive.com

January

01 New Year's Day – Blow the Cobwebs Away! Meet at Sherborne Abbey Porch, DT9 3NL 2pm Blue Badge Guide Cindy helps you discover Sherborne's past with a historical walk around the town. No need to book – just turn up. £8.

25 New Elizabethan Singers concert The New Elizabethan Singers perform two popular and joyous works of the 18th Century. Bach's 'Magnificat' and Mozart's 'Solemn Vespers'. St. Mary's Church, South Street, Bridport. 7 pm. The choir is joined by an orchestra and professional soloists. Admission £12, (under 18s free). Tickets available from Goadsby Estate Agents in Bridport town centre (opposite the Town Hall).

26 Stephen Fearing Canadian singer/songwriter Mission Hall, Mission Hall Lane, Sutton Poyntz, DT3 6LY. 8pm. Stephen Fearing's music is a mesmerising blend of roots, folk, and pop. Multi-award winning artist and co-founder of Canadian roots-rock supergroup Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, he is a beguiling teller of tales and a master guitarist. £15 in advance from Box Office 01305 837299 or  songsfromthehalls234@gmail.com. Also see stephenfearing.com

Don't miss during December…

Until 05/01 Skating in the Square, Dorchester

01/11/15/20 Ridgeway Singers and Band Christmas Concerts. Various venues

09 Sherborne Abbey Concert: The Abbey's Gift to the Town

24 Christmas Day Swim Charmouth Beach 11am

01 Jan, 20 Sherborne New Year's Day Walk

December

06 Music Wille and the Bandits
07 Comedy Harriet Kelmsley: Slutty Joan
15 Family Entertainment The Christmassy Christmas Show of Christmassy Christmasness (Squash Theatre)
18 Music A Christmas Carol in Concert (Green Matthews)
19 Theatre Christmas Time (Near-Ta Theatre)

www.dorchesterarts.org.uk

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

December

06 MUSIC Jazz Café in the Theatre- La Vie En Rose
13 COMEDY Andrew Lawrence
20 THEATRE Hansel and Gretel

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

December

05-07 Are You going To The Marine THEATRE
08 Jazz in the Bar: Christmas with Charlie Bicknell MUSIC
12 The Winters Tale SCREENING
14 Polar Express Pyjama Party CINEMA
14 Lyme Regis Comedy Club With Laura Lexx COMEDY
19 The Jerseys-Oh What A Nite MUSIC
21 White Christmas CINEMA
22 Christmas Double Bill The Snowman & Father Christmas FILM

www.marinetheatre.com

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

December

06 FILM A Christmas Carol
07 FILM ELF (PG) (2003)
12 SCREENING KBTC: The Winter's Tale
14 MUSIC Disco Heaven: Christmas Party 2019
16 THEATRE High School Musical!
17 THEATRE High School Musical!
21 MUSIC Show of Hands Christmas Special
22 SCREENING Bolshoi: The Nutcracker
30 THEATRE Puppet Panto: A special Grown Ups Performance
31 THEATRE Puppet Panto from stuff and nonsense

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.

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. Bridport Vegan Market 10am-12.30pm town hall 14th Arts and Crafts Fair Town Hall 9am-3pm 7th

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.

 

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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