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WHAT’S ON in and around October 2010 WEST DORSET 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. WEST Don’t miss DORSETthis month… 02 Oct Abbotsbury Music Festival – “La Traviata” – tickets from Bridport TIC www.abbmusic.org.uk HIGHLIGHTS 11 Oct Pack Monday Fair, Sherborne 13-31 Oct Enchanted FloodlitGardens, Abbotsbury www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk 16-17 Oct Eat Dorset Food Fair, Parnham House, Beaminster www.eatdorsetfoodfair.co.uk 18-22 Oct Eype Autumn 2010 Book ‘N Author Week www.eypechurcharts.co.uk/events/book_author.html 22-24 Oct Sherborne International Film Festival - tickets available from Sherborne TIC www.shiff.org.uk 23-24 Oct Mary Anning Weekend, Lyme Regis www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk 23-31 Oct Dorset Food Week www.dorsetfoodweek.co.uk 29 Oct-7 Nov Bridport Literary Festival www.bridport-arts.com/bridport-literary-festival 30-31 Oct Autumn colours Weekend at Sherborne Castle www.sherbornecastle.com 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 www.lymeregisfossilwalks.com, Lyme Regis Museum 01297 443370 www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk, Lyme Regis Fossil Shop 01297 442088, the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre 01297 560772 www.charmouth.org and Chris Pamplin 0845 00943757 www.fossilwalks.com. Times vary according to the tides and some walks are seasonal so please telephone for full details and booking information. WALKS 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. www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk Highway Farm, Bridport www.highwayfarm.co.uk 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. COUNTRY WORKSHOPS Kingcombe Environmental Studies Centre, Toller Porcorum www.kincombe.org Natural history, wildlife, archaeology and art and craft courses run all year. Booking essential. Gift vouchers available. Mallinson Woodland Workshop, Holditch www.mallinson.co.uk 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 264620. www.dorsetwildlife.co.uk Monkton Wyld Court runs a programme of walks, talks, workshops and courses and other countryside events. Tel: 01297 560342. www.monktonwyldcourt.co.uk 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 www.brightwater.org.uk Dorchester Antelope Walk, Dorchester 01305 267992 Bridport South Street, Bridport 01308 424901 www.westdorset.com Sherborne Lyme Regis Digby Road, Sherborne Church Street, Lyme Regis 01935 815341 01297 442138 www.visit-dorset.com 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 www.chestersupportgroup.co.uk 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 www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk 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 www.grandmasatic.co.uk 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 www.pamperedchef.biz 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 www.dorset.police.uk 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) email@example.com 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 www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.somersetramblers.co.uk 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 www.hankwangford.com www.andyrobertsmusic.com 09 PBFA Book Fair Church Hall, Digby Road, Sheborne 10am - 4pm 01935 814614 www.pbfa.org 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 www.hardysociety.org 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 www.sherborneabbey.com 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 th 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 www.charmouth.org 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 www.kmc.ac.uk 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 www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk 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 www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk 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 email@example.com 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. www.dorsetartandcraftshow.co.uk 15-17 Art Weekend Hillfield Friary, Batcombe. 01300 341741 www.hillfieldfriary.org.uk 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 www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk 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 www.cumulusoutdoorevents.com 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 www.escapetodorset.co.uk 17 Know Your Fossils Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, 2.30pm. 01297 443370 www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk 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:- firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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. www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk 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:- firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk 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 email@example.com 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 www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk 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 www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk 31 Royal British Legion Festival Of Remembrance Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, 7.30pm. www.lymeregistownband.co.uk 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 www.dorsetcorset.co.uk st 1 Oct LymeLit Night nd 2 Oct Tangram Theatre: The Origin Of Species th 7 Oct So & So Circus Theatre: The Hot Dogs th 9 Oct Roger Llewellyn: Sherlock Holmes….The Death and Life th 12 Oct Inspector Sands: If That’s All There Is MARINE THEATRE th 14 Oct The Confetti Maker th 15 Oct Malinky th 16 Oct Mutton: Freshly Dressed th 17 Oct Preston Reed th 20 Oct TheatreFriends Quiz Night st 21 Oct Concerts in the West 2010: The Lawson Trio th th 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 www.marinetheatre.com Marine Theatre Box Office: 01297 442138 (Lyme Regis TIC) 2nd Oct Abbotsbury Opera – La Traviata th 5 Oct Oysterband th 6 Oct Film : The Girl on the Train ELECTRIC PALACE th 8 Oct Ref Meuross Album Launch & guests Jackie Oates & Paul Sartin th 9 Oct Met Opera Live : Wagner’s Das Rheingold th 11 Oct An evening with Johnnie Walker th 14 Oct National Theatre Live: Complicité’s A Disappearing Number th 16 Oct Easy Star All Stars th 20 Oct Hot Club of Cowtown st 21 Oct The Johnny Cash Story rd 23 Oct Met Opera Live: Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov th 29 Oct The Rocky Horror Picture Show with original film actors th 30 Oct Neville Staple Electric Palace Box Office: 01308 424901 (Bridport TIC) www.electricpalace.org.uk Regular Art Exhibitions are held at Dorset County Museum, Dorchester (www.dorsetcountymuseum.org), Lyme Regis Museum (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk), the Town Mill Gallery, Lyme Regis (www.townmill.org.uk) and Bridport Arts Centre (www.bridport-arts.com). ARTS Dorchester Arts Centre (www.dorchesterarts.org.uk), Bridport Arts Centre (www.bridport-arts.com) and Eype Centre for the Arts www.eypechurcharts.co.uk 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 www.artsreach.co.uk Opening times, programmes and further details from your local TIC nd 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. st Dorchester Weekly Market in Fairfield Car Park, Weymouth Ave 8am-3pm every Wednesday, Farmers’ Market 1 MARKETS 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, rd 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. nd 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… NOVEMBER th 6 Nov Firework Extravaganza at Sherborne Castle th 20 Nov Dorset County Orchestra, St. Mary’s Church, Dorchester, www.dorsetcountyorchestra.org.uk To receive the monthly What’s On sheet by email, please forward your details to firstname.lastname@example.org Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this leaflet is correct at the time of going to print, West Dorset District Council cannot accept any responsibility for any errors or omissions. Inclusion in this leaflet does not imply any recommendation by West Dorset District Council. Produced by West Dorset District Council, Community Enabling Division.
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