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									WHAT’S ON in and around                                                                                         October 2010
This listing contains a selection of events taking place across West Dorset this month. For full event information pop into your local Tourist
Information Centre.

 Don’t miss
DORSETthis month…   02 Oct            Abbotsbury Music Festival – “La Traviata” – tickets from Bridport TIC

                    11 Oct            Pack Monday Fair, Sherborne
                    13-31 Oct         Enchanted FloodlitGardens, Abbotsbury
                    16-17 Oct         Eat Dorset Food Fair, Parnham House, Beaminster
                    18-22 Oct         Eype Autumn 2010 Book ‘N Author Week
                    22-24 Oct         Sherborne International Film Festival - tickets available from Sherborne TIC
                    23-24 Oct         Mary Anning Weekend, Lyme Regis
                    23-31 Oct         Dorset Food Week
                    29 Oct-7 Nov      Bridport Literary Festival
                    30-31 Oct         Autumn colours Weekend at Sherborne Castle

                    Fossil Walks      Regular guided fossil hunting walks in Lyme Regis and Charmouth are run during by Dr Colin Dawes 01297
                                      443758, Brandon Lennon 07944 664757, Lyme Regis Museum 01297 443370
                            , Lyme Regis Fossil Shop 01297 442088, the Charmouth Heritage Coast
                                      Centre 01297 560772 and Chris Pamplin 0845 00943757 Times
                                      vary according to the tides and some walks are seasonal so please telephone for full details and booking

                    Sunday Strolls    With the Ramblers Association from Bucky Doo Square, Bridport, 2.15pm. Tel: 01308 863754.
                    Walking the Way to Health in Bridport, with trained health walkers. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 10.30am from Bridport TIC.
                    Walks last approx 30mins, all welcome, free of charge. Tel: 01308 452263 for more information.
                    Dorchester Strollers, walks with trained health walkers. Every Monday at 10.30am and Tuesday at 2.30pm. Walks last up to one
                    hour, all welcome, free. Tel: 01305 263759 for more information.
                    Literary Lyme walking tours available throughout the year. Tel: 07763 974569 for details and to book.
                    Mary Anning Walks, Lyme Regis. Explore the paths and streets of Old Lyme as Mary knew them with expert guide Natalie
                    Manifold. Details from Lyme Regis Museum. Tel: 01297 443370.

                    Highway Farm, Bridport 01308 424321
                    Local artists and craftspeople share their skills at one and two day workshops including willow sculptures, hazelwood garden
                    furniture, watercolour painting and many more. Small groups, booking essential. Gift vouchers available.

                    Kingcombe Environmental Studies Centre, Toller Porcorum
                    Natural history, wildlife, archaeology and art and craft courses run all year. Booking essential. Gift vouchers available.

                    Mallinson Woodland Workshop, Holditch
                    A wide range of two and five day courses, April-November, including carving a bowl, green woodworking, pottery, chair making
                    and more. Also offer one day children’s courses suitable for ages 8 and up. Gift vouchers available. Booking essential.

                    The Dorset Wildlife Trust runs a programme of walks, talks, workshops, workparties and other wildlife events. Tel: 01305

                    Monkton Wyld Court runs a programme of walks, talks, workshops and courses and other countryside events. Tel: 01297

                    The Bodger’s Barn Nr. Bridport. Green woodwork courses throughout the year - short courses and evening classes, all small
                    groups. Also workshop sessions for groups including special needs. Tel. 01308 425455

                        Dorchester            Antelope Walk, Dorchester         01305 267992
                        Bridport              South Street, Bridport            01308 424901     
                        Lyme Regis
                                              Digby Road, Sherborne
                                              Church Street, Lyme Regis
                                                                                01935 815341
                                                                                01297 442138
Local events diary
01      Dorset Wildlife Trust Talk: How Woods Work by Dr Charles Hill Friends' Meeting House, South St, Bridport, 7.30pm,
        Everyone welcome. 01305 264620
01      Quiz Night         The Dorford Centre, Dorchester, 7.30pm. £2 per person. Proceeds to Bible Society. 01300 341996
01      Bridport Music Club Performance - Barbirolli Quartet              Sir John Colfox School, Bridport, 7.45pm. . 01308 423110
01      Question Time Coade Hall Theatre, Bryanston School, Nr. Blandford Forum,7.30pm. Tickets £10 - available from Sherborne
        TIC, in aid of ABF The Soliders' Charity 01935 815341
01      Beer, Wine and Cheese Tasting Adventure 6th Form Centre, Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester. £10 a ticket - from
        Thomas Hardye School, Great Western Camping or Three Compasses. Money raised will go towards an Antarctic Expedition.
02      Sgt Peppers Only Dartboard Band - The Legends Return to Lyme Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, doors open
        8.00pm; Tickets from Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre; £11.00 in advance (£13.00 on the door) 01297 442138
02      Dorchester Bowls Club Open Day Sandringham Bowls Club, Armada Way, Dorchester, 10am – 4pm. Free taster for indoor
        bowls. All ages welcome. Refreshments available. Equipment provided. Bring thick socks to wear. 01305 260817
02      An Evening with Il Cantante Choir The United Church, Dorchester, 7.30pm. A concert to raise funds for spinal treatment for
        Chester, a labrador dog. Tickets £4 from Harmony Music 01305 260360/267523
02-03   Postcard From The Museum Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis. Join in the interactive exhibition; create your
        own postcard-size art and add it to the big display. Tel: 01297 443370
03      Dolls House and Miniatures Fair Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne,10am - 4pm. In aid of St. Margaret's Somerset Hospice
03      Being Anglican - Pastoral Pastors George Herbert St Mary's Parish Church, South St, Bridport, 4pm. Part of a series of four
        monthly sermons (beginning in September) at Choral Evensong.
03      Grandma's Attic - Antiques and Collectors Fair          Kingston Maurward House, Nr Dorchester, 10am - 4pm Entry £2.50,
        accompanied children free.      01590 677687  
04      Help Whip Cancer Dorchester Town Football Club, Weymouth Avenue, doors open 7pm for 7.30pm. Pampered Chef UK and
        Cancer Research join forces for a night of shopping and cooking. £8. 01305 260295 / 01202 669677
05      Transition Town Dorchester "Green Drinks" Tom Browns, 47 High East Street, Dorchester, 7.30pm - 10.30pm
05      West Dorset Ramblers Walk Meet Mapperton Village Hall (SY466929), 10am.10 mile walk around Loscombe. 01308 863955
05      Pre Crawler Baby Massage              Broadmayne Children's Centre, 10am-11am. Tel. 01305 852843 for more details.
06      PACT Public Meetings Dorford Centre, Dorchester - Coffee Lounge, 7pm. Meet your PACT panel and vote on the issues that
        you would like the police/ partner agencies to tackle in your neighbourhood.01305 222222 / 07500816287
06      Dorchester Horticultural Society Meeting Fordington Church Hall, Fordington, Dorchester, doors open 7pm for 7.30pm
06      Sanctus Sacred Songs United Church, South Street, Dorchester, 7 - 9pm £5 (£4 low income)
06      Thomas Hardy's Love Poetry            Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, 2.30pm.            Jack Thomas talks about
        Hardy's inspiration - his wife Emma. 01297 443370
06      " The Representation of Women in the Media " The Meeting Room behind Bridport United Church, 36 East Street, Bridport,
        7.45pm Bridport Feminists invite you to a talk by Dr Sue Tate, feminist activist and academic.
07      Ramblers' Walk at Beaminster          Yarn Barton Car Park, Beaminster, 10am. A 6 mile walk which goes over Gerrards Hill and
        Stoke Abbott. Please confirm details with organiser - 01460 76366
07      "Adventures with Stanley" - Stanley Johnson Leweston School, Sheborne, 6pm for 7pm. Tickets £15.00 including a glass of
        wine. Christmas stalls. Send SAE to to Mrs W Hannam, Totnell House, Leigh, Dorset DT9 6HT Cheque payable to ITNC
08      West Dorset Ramblers Walk             Meet Cogden Beach NT Car Park (SY504882), 10am. Join the Ramblers as they enjoy an
        11 mile walk to Shipton Gorge. 01308 863565
08      U3A - Old Dog New Tricks         Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis. Meet group leaders with coffee from 10.00am,
        followed by a talk at 11.00am by Anna Sutherland 'Old Dog, New Tricks' has something for everyone.
08      No Hall 2 Small St Mary's Middle School, Puddletown, 7.30pm. A glimpse of gloom as Hank & Brad trawl the dark underbelly
        of Country Music. Tickets £8, under 18s £5, family £23 01305 261984
09      PBFA Book Fair Church Hall, Digby Road, Sheborne 10am - 4pm 01935 814614           
09      Beaminster Antiques & Collectables fair Public Hall, Fleet St, Beaminster, 9.30am - 4pm 01297 24446
09      Thomas Hardye Society Autumn Walk Meet Abbotsbury village main car park, Rodden Row, 10.15am for a 2-3 hr walk led by
        Sue Clarke. 7pm meal at Panini's, 11 Weymouth Avenue, Tickets £12. Pls book by 1st Oct.01305 251501
09      Dance Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, Lyme Regis, 8pm. Ballroom, Latin & some Sequence. Entry £4.00
09      Rotary Club of Sherborne Castles Charity Concert with Sherborne Chamber Choir Sherborne Abbey 7.30pm. Tickets
        available from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre. 01935 812452
09      Little Book Designs Workshop Day               Bradford Abbas Village Hall, 10am – 4.30pm. With Viva Lloyd who will be teaching
        six different book structures during the day. £25 members/£28 non-members 01308 424472
09      Coffee Morning and Sale United Church Hall, South Street, Dorchester.               Proceeds to Bible Society
09      Antiques Fair      Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, 9.30am - 4pm. Datelined and specialist items antiques fair 01963 370986
09-10   Motorcycle Grasstrack Southern Centre Championship 80 Anniversary First race 12.30pm. 01305 268367
09-10   Fossil Fantastic Weekend Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre. 01297 560772
10      Lulworth Cycle Challenge              East Lulworth. 10, 20 or 51 mile cycle ride in aid of Cancer Research
10      Bible Sunday United Service           Baptist Church, Dorchester, 3pm. Followed by afternoon tea. Guest speaker David Treagust
10      Winfrith History Group - Cream Tea Afternoon            Winfrith Village Hall, 2pm Please bring photographs, documents to help
        with recording memories around Winfrith. Those interested can also be interviewed on a digital recorder. 01305 852117
10      Wedding Fair Kingston Maurward College, Stinsford, Dorchester. 01305 215050
13      Know Your Fossils            Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, 2.30pm. A talk on how fossils lived and how to find, identify and
        handle them. With the museum's fossil experts paddy and Chris. 01297 443370
14      Diabetes UK West Dorset Support Group - Healthy Eating Including Freedom Carb Counting Course. Dorchester
        Community Church Hall, Ackland Road, Dorchester, 7pm
14      The Bayeux Tapestry          Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, 2.30pm.              A story of battles, bloodshed and bravery by
        Jack Thomas. Organised by the Friends of Lyme Regis Museum. 01297 443370
15      Dorset Archaeological Days - Burton Bradstock War Time Memories National Trust Car Park, Burton Bradstock SY487889,
        2pm.        1½ hours guided walk, steep in places. £3 01305 224921 or email
15      Quiz Night - for Friends of the Yeatman Hospital Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, 7.30pm. £8 per person including fish
        & chip supper (alternatives available) - teams of 6 people.01935 814985
15-16   The Dorset Art and Craft Show Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne,10am - 4pm.           
15-17   Art Weekend Hillfield Friary, Batcombe. 01300 341741       
16      Charmouth Literary Festival Charmouth Village, 10am – 5pm. Workshops, talks, children’s activities, poetry.
16      Choir Concert with 'In Accord'         United Church, East St, Bridport, 7pm.            Choir concert with the Church Choir and 'In
        Accord' choir from Guildford. Tickets £6. 01308 423157
16      Percy Fawcett of Uplyme - Amazon Explorer Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, 2.30pm. A talk about the
        1920's explorer who became Hollywood's inspiration for Indiana Jones. 01297 443370      
17      Dorset Adventure Race Bovington Tank Museum 10km running/walking around the Bovington tank training areas (normally
        off limits to the general public) 01929 426044    
17      Lal Hitchcock Workshop at Colmers View, Bridport . One day workshop costs £45.00, Lal works with flotsum+jetsam washed
        up in Portland assemblage, putting together found objects with a sense of humour 01308 45878
17      Know Your Fossils            Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, 2.30pm. 01297 443370
18      Bride Valley Gardening Club            Puncknowle and Swyre Village Hall, 7.30pm. "There may be Dormice in your Garden" by
        Dr. Sue Eden. Members free, Visitors £2. 01308 482240                Email:-
18      Thomas Hardye School Community Lecture                      Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester, 7pm. Astrobiology - The Hunt For
        Alien Life'- Dr Lewis Dartnell. Tickets from the school office
19      The Dorset Cancer Network Patient Partnership Panel - Informal Meeting The Dorford Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester,
        6pm - 8pm. Find out what a Cancer Network does for your local cancer services. 01202 850631
20      Jazz Jam Night Three Compasses, Charminster. Resident Trio, All musicians and audience welcome. 01305 263618
21      Charles Darwin, Geologist Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, 2.30pm. John Marriage talks about Darwin's
        initial interest - geology. 01297 443370
21      Euro Travel Evening - Douzelage Illustrated Talk Catholic Church Parish Hall, Westbury, Sherborne, 7.30pm. Illustrated talk
        on "Partners in Poland" by Jeremy Barker. Entry £6 including wine and snacks. 0935 812779
22      Quiz        Brownsword Hall, Pummery Square, Poundbury. BEC.. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. 01305 257485
22-24   Tolpuddle Craft Group - Craft Show and sale of handcrafted items Tolpuddle Village Hall, 10am – 4pm. Free entry.
23      Dance Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, Lyme Regis, 8pm. Ballroom, Latin & some Sequence. Entry £4.00
23      Bridport Community Orchard Apple Day Community Orchard, access from South Street, Bridport, 11am – 3pm. Stalls,
        cakes, cider and lots lots more to enjoy. .01308 458480    
23-24   Mary Anning Weekend - celebrating her life and work Lyme Regis Museum and Marine Theatre, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis
        Exhibitions, talks and guided walks throughout the weekend including visits from David Attenborough, Tracey Chevalier, Tom
        Sharpe. Tickets from Lyme TIC 01297 442138, Information: 01297 443370.
25      " Caring for the Coast: the next 100 Years "                Bridport United Church Hall, East Street, Bridport, 7.30pm. Illustrated talk
        by Tony Flux, Coastal Zone Project Manager, West Dorset National Trust. Presented by NT Golden Cap Centre 01308 863577
25      Abeng Music, Drum, Dance & Sing with Chief Nana Kofi Simba Leo Fordington Church Hall, King's Road, Fordington,
        Dorchester, 7.00pm - 9.00pm. £10 per session. 07979 885 685                     Email:-
25      Smart Attack of Art Corn Exchange, Dorchester, two shows – 11am and 2pm. An artistic stage performance for children from
        2 yrs upwards with CBeebies BBC TV presenter Mike Amatt. All seats £6 – tickets available from Dorchester TIC 01305 267992
26      Dorset Industrial Archaeology Society Talk Dorset Room, Colliton Club (opposite County Hall), Dorchester, 7.30pm. A short
        AGM followed by " The Thames Barrage ", a talk by Graham Belsey. Non members welcome at £2 per person
26      “Lessons from the Future: How to understand the changing world” The Powell Theatre, Sherborne, 8pm. A talk by
        Wolfgang Grulke, Chairman Emeritus & found of Future World International. Tickets £10 from Sherborne TIC 01935 815341.
27      Bingo Night          Corn Exchange, Dorchester, 6.30pm for 7.30pm in aid of Weldmar Hospice
27      Landslips Of The Local Coast           Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, 2.30pm. Geologist Stephen Locke talks
        about the drama and history of the constantly moving coast. 01297 443370       
28      West Dorset Humanists Meeting - What is Humanism?                    Old Ship Inn, Upwey, Nr Weymouth, 7.45pm for 8pm. A talk by
        David Warden. Free but suggested donation of £2. 07921 311518         
29      West Dorset Ramblers Walk              Meet Higher Kingcombe Car Park (ST553006), 10am. A 10 mile walk. 01300 320168
29-31   Enchanted Floodlit Garden Halloween Fun Evenings                     Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens, 5pm – 8pm. Free face
        painting (scary faces) and free prize for children in fancy dress. 01305 871130
30      Martyn Joseph - The Legends Return to Lyme                  Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, doors open 8.00pm; Tickets from
        Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre; Tickets £12.00 in advance (£14.00 on the door) 01297 442138
30-31   Know Your Fossils            Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, 2.30pm. 01297 443370
31      Royal British Legion Festival Of Remembrance                Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, 7.30pm.
31      Monthly Tea Meeting Bethany chapel, Coombe St, Lyme Regis, 4pm. Conducted by Stephen Gillham, Dorset Evangelist
31      Bridport's Vintage Market         Opposite Old Albion, St Michael's Trading Estate, Bridport, 12-4pm. Artist’s studios,antique
        centre, 6 shops and lots of stalls for furniture, fabric, flowers and food along with all things vintage.' 07864 117 444
31      Frankenstein: The Year without a Summer Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, 6pm. Performance by Dorset Corset
        Theatre company. Tickets £11/£10 (£7 for students) available from Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
                        1 Oct LymeLit Night
                        2 Oct Tangram Theatre: The Origin Of Species
                        7 Oct So & So Circus Theatre: The Hot Dogs
                        9 Oct Roger Llewellyn: Sherlock Holmes….The Death and Life
                        12 Oct Inspector Sands: If That’s All There Is

                        14 Oct The Confetti Maker
                        15 Oct Malinky
                        16 Oct Mutton: Freshly Dressed
                        17 Oct Preston Reed
                        20 Oct TheatreFriends Quiz Night
                        21 Oct Concerts in the West 2010: The Lawson Trio
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                        27 to 30 Oct Lyme Regis Dramatic Society: Dad’s Army

                        Daytime classes & activities including Ballroom Dancing, Pilates and
                        Over 50s Fun & Fitness – for full details 01297 442394
                        Marine Theatre Box Office: 01297 442138 (Lyme Regis TIC)

                        2nd Oct         Abbotsbury Opera – La Traviata
                        5 Oct           Oysterband
                        6 Oct           Film : The Girl on the Train

                        8 Oct           Ref Meuross Album Launch & guests Jackie Oates & Paul Sartin
                        9 Oct           Met Opera Live : Wagner’s Das Rheingold
                        11 Oct          An evening with Johnnie Walker
                        14 Oct          National Theatre Live: Complicité’s A Disappearing Number
                        16 Oct          Easy Star All Stars
                        20 Oct          Hot Club of Cowtown
                        21 Oct          The Johnny Cash Story
                        23 Oct          Met Opera Live: Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov
                        29 Oct          The Rocky Horror Picture Show with original film actors
                        30 Oct          Neville Staple

                        Electric Palace Box Office: 01308 424901 (Bridport TIC)                                                           

                        Regular Art Exhibitions are held at Dorset County Museum, Dorchester (, Lyme Regis
                        Museum (, the Town Mill Gallery, Lyme Regis ( and Bridport Arts Centre

                        Dorchester Arts Centre (, Bridport Arts Centre ( and Eype Centre for the
                        Arts run a full programme of performances and events - drama, music, comedy, dance and more -
                        suitable for all ages.

                        Artsreach present a range of live professional arts events in rural Dorset. Full programme online at

                                                                       Opening times, programmes and further details from your local TIC

                        Bridport                Weekly Market in the Town Centre every Wednesday and Saturday, Farmers’ Market 2 Saturday in each
                                                month – Arts Centre 9.30am-2pm, West Dorset Country Market in the WI Hall, North Street every Saturday
                                                9am-12 noon.
                        Dorchester              Weekly Market in Fairfield Car Park, Weymouth Ave 8am-3pm every Wednesday, Farmers’ Market 1

                                                Saturday in each month at Poundbury, 9am-1pm, Country Market at The Corn Exchange every Friday (exc
                                                Easter) 8.30-11am.
                        Sherborne               Pannier Market on the Parade every Thursday and Saturday; Country Market in Church Hall, Digby Road,
                                                Thursday mornings, 9.15am-11.15am; Farmers’ Market 3 Friday in each month – Cheap Street, 9am-1pm.
                                                Saturday Antiques & Flea Market – held the last Saturday every month (Jan-Nov), Church Hall, Digby Road.
                                                9am-4pm. Monthly Book Fair – held third Saturday every month, Church Hall, Digby Road. 9.30am-4pm.
                        Owermoigne              Monthly market in the village hall 2                               Saturday of the month, 10.30am – 12 noon. Homemade produce, bric a
                                                brac, plants, crafts, books.

                        Coming up next month…

                        6 Nov                    Firework Extravaganza at Sherborne Castle
                        20 Nov                   Dorset County Orchestra, St. Mary’s Church, Dorchester,

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