Events - August 2017

26/07/2017
What's on in West Dorset - August 2017

Don’t miss these events this August…
31st July-12th August Sherborne Summer School of Music & Concertfest Sherborne.
5-6th Sailing Regatta Lyme Regis
5th-13th Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival Week
12th Gig Regatta Lyme Regis
10th Red Arrows Display Lyme Regis.
19th Bridport Carnival (&20th -Bridport’s Torchlight Procession Bucky Doo Square to West Bay).
19-20th Food Rocks Festival Lyme Regis
16th Gillingham & Shaftesbury Agricultural Show Motcombe Turnpike.
24th-28th The Great Dorset Steam Fair Tarrant Hinton, Blandford.
24th Melplash Agricultural Show West Bay.
27th Symene Fete –Symondsbury near Bridport
Every Saturday ‘Summer Live Music’ Dorchester South Street 11am-12:30 and 1:45pm-3:15pm Twitter updates @DorchLive

Other August Events

01/04-01/09 Beaminster Museum Beaminster, Whitcombe Rd, DT8 3NB. Summer exhibitions inc. the local history of woodlands, wood and woodworkers. And the 40th anniversary of the link between Beaminster and St James in France. Open: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Bank holidays 10:30am until 4pm. Sundays 2pm until 4:30pm. 01308 863623
08/04-06/01/18 Under the Surface: Paintings and Carvings by David West. Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester DT1 1XA. See website for opening times and details: www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
12/06-09/09 Botanical Art Exhibition by Martinstown Botanical Art Group Tea Room, Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester. Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm. Entry to the Tea Room is free.
28/07-09/08 'Crossing The Line' Exhibition The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. Open daily, 10:30am-4:30pm. Seven makers and artists explore the ways in which Craft meets Art. 01297 444042 www.townmillarts.co.uk
28/07-16/08 'Life In Colour' Exhibition The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. Open daily, 10:30am-4:30pm. Justin Clark’s colourful drawings & paintings created with hard earned skills forged from the white hot heat of the life room.
30/07-13/08 Sherborne Summer School of Music Sherborne School. 18 courses in all musical disciplines all taught by eminent international performers and teachers. There are two Orchestras (symphony and chamber), four Choirs (large chorus, chamber choir, close harmony choir and a no sheet music choir), Masterclasses in Piano, Piano Accompaniment and Singing (2), Jazz Course, Composition, four Conducting Courses (two orchestral, choral conducting and wind conducting), Mixed Chamber Music and Wind Ensemble. 01342 893963 summermusicschool@btinternet.com
31/07-12/08 Concertfest Sherborne - various venues. There will be circa thirty concerts in all disciplines given by professional and student performers. These will take place from the end of July to mid August in Sherborne at venues including Cheap Street Church, Sherborne Abbey and Sherborne School. A full programme will be published toward the end of June 2017 and will be initially viewable on the Sherborne Summer School web site: www.sherbornemusicsummerschool.co.uk A printed programme will be available in mid July. 01342 893963 summermusicschool@btinternet.com
01/08/15/22/29 ‘Music by the Sea’ Lyme Regis Town Band The Shelters, The Marine Parade, Lyme Regis. 8pm–9:15pm.
01 Insight Summer School Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 10am- 3pm. Painting and Prayer with Cecily Dodwell & Yolanda White. £40 tickets are available from the Parish Office. 01935 812452
01 Sherborne’s Vanished Pub Walkabout 6pm. Meet at Sherborne Museum. Barry Brock leads you on a walk around some of Sherborne’s vanished pubs, ending in a pint in one that’s still open. Lasts approx 1-1½hrs. Weather dependent. Route 1; Half Moon St, Trendle St, Westbury, Digby Rd, South St. £5. Pre-booking via the Museum essential. 01935 812252
01-05 Art Exhibition Frank Herring and Sons (Upstairs Gallery) 27 High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1UP. By Dorchester & District U3A. www.DorchesterU3A.org.uk
02 Greenwood Club: Summer Scents Howards Wood, Nertherbury, Nr Bridport, DT6 5LL. 10:30am-12:30pm. Those who have dementia or are caring for someone with dementia are invited to learn new skills in an outside environment. More information from Jill via: 07813 814875 jill@dorsetforestschool.org
02 Craft Academy: World of Wallace Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 10:30am-12:30pm. Free family activity morning. All materials provided. No need to book, suitable for accompanied children aged 5 -11 years.
02 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital showcasing a variety of music. 40mins. www.sherborneabbey.com
02 West Bay Evening Market Fishermans Green, West Bay. Market & Craft Fair. 4pm-8pm. 01308 424901
02 The Mikado Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne. 7:30pm. The superb Illyria Theatre bring Gilbert & Sullivan’s wry comic opera to you in their inimitable style in this outdoor production. Bring a picnic & sit back and enjoy! 01935 814633
02 Family Quiz at The Pilot Boat Inn The Pilot Boat Inn, Lyme Regis. A fun evening for all the family, with table activities to keep the children busy while the adults relax & enjoy the quiz. Prizes for the winners! Friends of Lyme Regis Museum fundraiser. Arrive at 5pm for a 5.30pm start. Food can be ordered at the bar & eaten during the quiz. 07926 969 831
02 Sherborne’s Vanished Pub Walkabout 6pm. Meet at Sherborne Museum. Barry Brock leads you on a walk around some of Sherborne’s vanished pubs, ending in a pint in one still open. Approx 1-1½hrs. Weather dependent. Route 2; Cheap St, Greenhill, Newel Water. £5. Pre-booking via the Museum essential. 01935 812252 www.sherbornemuseum.co.uk
03 Cardboard Portraits with Holly Miller workshop Lyric Theatre upstairs Studio. 10am-2pm. £20 for ages 8 to adult. Workshop led by puppet and prop maker Holly Miller, make your own portrait using creative card techniques, paints and recycled materials. Take it home at the end! Bring a drink & packed lunch. 01308 424204 www.bridport-arts.com
03 Lunchtime Concert: Andrew Hurst - Renaissance Lute and Guitar Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester DT1 1XA. 1pm-2pm. Free entry £3 donation encouraged. 01305 262735 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
03 Liberty Orchards Tour and Tasting Halstock BA22 9SZ . 6pm-8pm. A guided walk around our organic orchards with a talk. Tickets £8 to include refreshments on arrival. Please book by phone or e-mail: 01935 892430 alilemmey@gmail.com
03 Sherborne’s Vanished Pub Walkabout 6pm. Meet at Sherborne Museum. Barry Brock leads you on a walk around some of Sherborne’s vanished pubs, ending in a pint in one still open. Approx 1-1½hrs. Weather dependent. Route 3; Long St, Newland, Hound St. £5. Pre-booking via the Museum essential. 01935 812252 www.sherbornemuseum.co.uk
03 English Historical Dancing St. George's Hall, Fordington, Dorchester, DT1 1LB. 7:30pm-9:30pm. No previous experience needed, nor partner - light loose clothes advised and flexbile low-heeled footwear. £5 just turn up. 01935 472771
04 Miracle Theatre - The Third Policeman Higher Orchard, Sandford Orcas. 7:30pm. A world where eccentric policemen fall in love with bicycles and you can visit eternity via a rickety lift, beside a lane in the heart of rural Ireland. £12, £8 u18s, £32 family. Open-air performances. Bring a cushion or rug to sit on, pack a picnic. 01963 220208 www.artsreach.co.uk
05 Chasty Cottage Antiques Fair Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. Up to 35 stands, food and refreshments available at coffee shop within the fair. Entrance £1, opening 8:30am (trade) 9:30am (public) to 4pm. 01963 370986
05 Car Boot Sale Crossways Youth & Community Centre, Old Farm Way, Crossways DT2 8TU. 9am-12noon. Community café open serving bacon rolls & homemade cakes. Sellers £5 per car from 8am. 01305 854988 cycc@mail.com
05 Art as Prayer Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 10am-4pm. A day long exploration of art as prayer and meditation with Cecily Dodwell. Details from the Parish Office in the Abbey Close. 01935 812452 www.insight.sherborneabbey.com
05 Bridport Powder Run St Marys, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3TP. 10am - Bouncy castle, fun, games, music, food & drink to purchase. Another fun event, with no rush to leave bring a picnic and just relax. Tickets: www.beyondevents.org.uk
05 One World Festival Borough Gardens, Dorchester. 11am-5pm. Celebrating cultures around the world through food, music and various activities. Free event. https://en-gb.facebook.com/Dorset.One.World.Festival/
05 OsFest 2017 Osmington Village Hall DT3 6FT. Entry noon-5pm. Raising funds for Riding for the Disabled, Ducks & Drakes Cancer Trust & Margaret Green. Family fun dog show registration from 11:30am, show starts 12:15pm, £1per dog, per class (07771561157). Beer tent, cream tea, bouncy castle, live music, vintage cars and American rigs and more. The Big Gig & BBQ 6.45pm-10:30pm with Brook Williams – Acclaimed American Guitarist / Singer £9. Free parking. 07816 832554
05 The Dorset Vintage Charity Tea Party Moreton Village Hall, Nr Dorchester DT2 8RE. 12:30pm-5pm. Sandwiches, cakes, live music, family games, refreshments. All proceeds to local charity Heart Response supporting orphans in Romania. Adults £8, Child £5. Please book your table in advance call Maria: 01305 849264 www.heart-response.org.uk
05 Live Music: DJ Kathy The Royal Standard, Lyme Regis Live music from 9pm. www.theroyalstandardlymeregis.co.uk
05-06 Lyme Regis Sailing Regatta Lyme Regis Seafront People travel from far and wide to sail one of the best sailing areas in the UK. There will be a big BBQ at the sailing club on Saturday night. www.lymeregissailingclub.co.uk
05-13 Lyme Regis Regatta Carnival Seafront Lyme Regis. Fundraising event sporting fireworks, carnival procession, regatta races, activities and events for all ages. http://lymeregiscarnival.co.uk/
06 Dorchester Connect Big Breakfast Acland Road, Dorchester, DT1 1SH. 9am-11am. Adults £5, Children £3. Bacon, sausage & egg sandwiches available £2. Inc. hot drinks or squash. Proceeds to Dorchester Connect client amenity fund.
06 Ramblers 10 mile Walk 10am from Maiden Castle Car Park. SY 668 889. Circular walk to Dorchester via Bradford Pradford Peverill, gentle climbs. Contact: Malcolm 01202 885245 or Maureen 01202 428677
06 Sculpture on the Beach Competition Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock Nr Bridport. 11am. Organised by Bridport Arts Centre and the National Trust. Get creative and build a masterpiece from pebbles, sand and materials you find on the beach. There will be special judges on the day and some lovely goodies too! No need to book – just turn up on the day!
06 West Bay Day West Bay. 1pm-11pm Duck race, classic cars & bikes, food & stalls, model airplane display, and more. Harbourside Bar & Great live music from 1pm till late! The Bridport Jurassic Coast Run joins us. westbaydays@gmail.com
06 Dalton Town Brass Band Borough Gardens, Dorchester. Free live music from 2:30pm.
06 Music at The Bistro The French Lieutenant's Bistro, Lyme Regis. Live from noon. 01297 442961 www.frenchbistro.co.uk
07-11 Summer Dance Scene The Bull Ballroom, Bridport and Steps Studio, Crepe Farm Business Park, Symondsbury. For dance students aged 13yrs+ at an intermediate/advance level. Part of Bridport Youth Dance Development programme. Tickets £25 per day/£22.50 conc. Full week £95/£85 conc. 07765 971357 bridportyouthdance01@gmail.com
08 Sherborne’s Vanished Pub Walkabout Details as August 1st. Pre-book: 01935 812252 www.sherbornemuseum.co.uk
09 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital showcasing a variety of music. 40mins. www.sherborneabbey.com
09 West Bay Evening Market Fishermans Green, West Bay. Market & Craft Fair. 4pm-8pm. 01308 424901
09 Sherborne’s Vanished Pub Walkabout Details as August 2nd. Pre-book: 01935 812252 www.sherbornemuseum.co.uk
09 Live Music: Shelby's Elbow The Royal Standard, Lyme Regis. http://www.theroyalstandardlymeregis.co.uk/livemusic.php
10 Diabetes UK Group Meeting: Care of your Feet Dorford Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester DT1 1RR. Open at 7pm for registration, coffee and socialisation. Speaker starts 7:30pm. Diabetes UK group meeting. All welcome. 01305 835870
10 Sherborne’s Vanished Pub Walkabout Details as August 3rd. Pre-book: 01935 812252 www.sherbornemuseum.co.uk
10 The Red Arrows Lyme Regis Seafront. 6:15pm. The Red Arrows will give a display over Lyme Bay in aid of local charities. www.facebook.com/redarrowslyme @LymeRedArrows on Twitter www.raf.mod.uk/reds/
10 Sherborne District Gardeners' Assoc. Summer Show Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 7:30pm. 01935 389375
10-24 'Corruption On Bent Copper' Exhibition The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. Open daily, 10:30am-4:30pm. A new exhibition of Julie Oldfield’s metal based paintings. Private View 12 August at 6pm. 01297 444042
11-13 Bridport Folk Festival Bridport. 64 Music acts, 24 dance sides, workshops, concerts & ceilidhs. Double bill headline concert at the Electric Palace (Sat 12th) Reg Meuross & Ninebarrow. 01308 424901
12 Fleamarket Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 10am-4pm. 1000s of collectables, antiques and crafts. An old fashioned fair for everyone. Free entry. 01749 677049 www.westcountrycraftfairs.co.uk
12 Duck Fest 2017 Hintock Farm, Charminster, Dorchester, DT2 7SG. 12pm- late. Music line-up includes Stereoironics, Vanilla Radio, Nina Garcia & more. Food, drink & fun for all the family. Buy tickets at: www.ducksdrakescancertrust.org.uk
12 Family BBQ Westhayes Farm, Caundle Marsh, DT9 5JT. 6pm-9pm. Adult £10, Child £5. Inc. food & drink. 01963 23712
12 Mad Jeff's Reggae Party The Royal Standard, Lyme Regis. Until late! www.theroyalstandardlymeregis.co.uk
12 The Comedy of Errors Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne, DT9 5NR. 7:30pm. The superb Illyria Theatre relocate Shakespeare's comedy of two sets of identical twins, separated at birth to the town of Ephesus, Mexico, performed by a 5-piece Mariachi band, in this outdoor production. Bring a picnic and sit back and enjoy! 01935 814633 www.illyria.co.uk
12 Undercurrent Sessions: The Furrow Collective Eype Centre for the Arts. BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 'Best Group' Winners 2017. Adv. Tickets: £10. On the door: £12. For tickets and more info. email: undercurrentsessions@gmail.com
12-13 Sci-Fi Invasion The Tank Museum, Bovington, BH20 6JG. Meet the Dorset Storm Troopers, watch the epic battle between the Daleks and the U.N.I.T. soldiers, and enjoy sci-fi themed talks and tours, market stalls, and props.
12-20 Festival of Music and Art Burton Bradstock. 12 Musical events & an art exhibition. www.burtonbradstockfestival.com
12-20 Burton Bradstock Art Exhibition Village Hall, Church St., Burton Bradstock, DT6 4QS.10am-7pm except 20th 10am-12:30pm. Entry Free. artinfo@burtonbradstockfestival.com
13 Vintage Bus Running Day From Top O' Town, Dorchester. Between 9:30pm-4pm. A collection of buses and coaches of the past on show and free rides to double-barrled Dorset destinations. www.busmuseum.org.uk
13 Sherborne Steam & Waterwheel Centre Open Day Oborne Road, Sherborne, DT9 3RX. 11am-4pm. An extensive collection of Victorian engineering, inc. the massive, 26ft diameter waterwheel built in 1869. 01935 816324 www.sswc.co.uk
13 Blue Town Rumble and DJ Hurricane T Borough Gardens, Dorchester. Free live music from 2pm.
13 Open Garden Blackdown House Signposted off B3165, Crewkerne – Lyme Regis Road. 2:30pm-5pm. Cream Teas on the terrace, cakes, drinks & ice cream. £1, U12s free. 01460 30661
13 Music at The Bistro The French Lieutenant's Bistro, Lyme Regis. Live from noon. 01297 442961 www.frenchbistro.co.uk
14 Music In the Park Pageant Gardens, Sherborne. 2:30pm-4pm. Sherborne Town Band bringing music to your ears. Free.
14-18 Artslink’s Youth & Children’s Summer Theatre Schools with Action Track Performance Co. For 12-18 year olds. £50. Plus Youth Theatre Leader training for 14/15 year olds. Book via: 01935 815899 www.sherborneartslink.org.uk
15 Craft Activity for Children Marine Parade Shelters, Lyme Regis. 11am. Children can create their own take-home souvenir. The event is being run by the Friends of Lyme Regis Museum. 07926 969831 valerie.hayward@btinternet.com
16 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital showcasing a variety of music. 40mins. www.sherborneabbey.com
16 West Bay Evening Market Fishermans Green, West Bay. Market & Craft Fair. 4pm-8pm. 01308 424901
17 The Princess and The Pig The Hyde Residential Gardens, Bridport. 2pm. Open air theatre. www.folksytheatre.co.uk
18 Open-Air Garden Theatre: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Athelhampton House and Gardens, Nr Dorchester DT2 7LG. Gates open 6pm, starts 7:30pm. Performed by Chapterhouse Theatre Company. Please bring your own rugs / seating. Adult £15, Child £10, Family (2 adults & 2 children) £44. Tickets from Dorchester TIC.
18/08-05/09 'Reflecting The Light' Exhibition The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Lyme Regis Paintings by Chelsea Davine. Open daily, 10.30-4.30pm, free admission. 01297 445972 http://www.townmillarts.co.uk/reflecting-the-light/
18-26 2017 Fireball European Championship Lyme Regis Harbour Hosted by Lyme Regis Sailing Club
19 Chasty Cottage Antiques Fair Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. Up to 35 stands, homemade food and refreshments available at coffee shop within the fair. Entrance £1, opening 8:30am (trade) 9:30am (public) to 4pm. 01963 370986
19 Bookfair Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 9:30am-4pm. New, 2nd-hand & antiquarian books. 01803 613356
19 Coffee and Open Morning Church of the Assumption, Holnest, Sherborne, DT9 5PU. 10am-1pm. The church will be open to visitors for coffee and refreshments.There will also be a small display promoting the work of the Friends of Holnest Church, with details of how to help preserve this unique Grade I listed building. 01963 210562
19 Vinyl Saturday Bridport United Church, East Street, DT6 3LJ. The place to buy and sell records, CD's and memorabilia. Stalls: call John 07548278276 or email hdicksrecords@yahoo.co.uk www.vinylsaturday.co.uk
19 Morning Coffee & Jazz St Mary's Church, South Street, Bridport. 11am - familiar jazz standards, coffee, cake & stalls.
19 Dorchester Cider Festival Borough Gardens, Dorchester. From 3pm. Free event with live music and bar.
19 Sidekicks Duo The Royal Standard, Lyme Regis. Live music. www.theroyalstandardlymeregis.co.uk/livemusic.php
19 Bridport Carnival Bridport. 7:30pm - The procession of floats travel up West Street and down South Street before everyone enjoys live music & dancing in the street.
19-20 Food Rocks Marine Parade Shelters, Lyme Regis Mark Hix’s Food Rocks returns for its 5th year! Expect all things food and drink from Dorset and surrounding areas. www.hixrestaurants.co.uk/restaurant/food-rocks/
20 Music at The Bistro The French Lieutenant's Bistro, Lyme Regis. Live from noon. 01297 442961 www.frenchbistro.co.uk
20 Weldmar presents music from Tony Lowe Borough Gardens, Dorchester. Free live music from 2pm in aid of Weldmar.
20 Torch Light Bridport. Bridports famous torchlight procession from the town to West bay at 9pm. Thousands gather in Bucky Doo with their torches before walking to the beach to enjoy live music, fireworks & a bonfire.
21 Black Ven Poetry Workshop The Pilot Boat Inn, Lyme Regis. 12noon-2pm. Join a monthly two hour poetry workshop on how to stimulate creative ideas and develop poetry on the page and for the stage. £10. blackvenpress@gmail.com
21 Junior Boat Fishing The Cobb, Lyme Regis Harbour. 1pm-5pm. These Junior Fishing Trips are organised by Lyme Regis Sea Angling Club and are for beginners aged 9-16. No previous experience necessary. They are great fun and a great way to meet other children who would like to learn to fish. £20 per person. 01297 443373 www.lymefishing.org.uk/juniorboat
22 Private Tour of Under the Surface Exhibition Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester. 9am. £10pp (inc. tea/ coffeee and Museum entry). Join David West and see behind the scenes of Paintings & Carvings. 01305 756827
23 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital showcasing a variety of music. 40mins. www.sherborneabbey.com
23 West Bay Evening Market Fishermans Green, West Bay. Market & Craft Fair. 4pm-8pm. 01308 424901
24 Melplash Show West Bay, Bridport, DT6 4EG. Traditional Country Show, come and enjoy the best of agriculture by the sea! Free parking & park and ride. Children u16 go free! Adults £14 in advance/£16 on the day. www.melplashshow.co.uk
24-28 The Great Dorset Steam Fair 2017 South Down, Tarrant Hinton, Blandford DT11 8HX. The National Heritage Show - the world's largest heritage and cultural event showcasing our national industrial, agricultural and leisure history. Over 600 acres of fun, an action-packed day out for all the family. Tickets available from your local TIC. www.gdsf.co.uk
25 Barn Dance with Black Sheep Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HF. Doors open 7:30pm. Tickets £15pp including Ploughmans supper followed by apple pie and cream. Raising funds for the new radiotherapy unit. Tickets available from The Friends Shop at Dorset County Hopsital or Sharron Merritt on: 01305 255896 friends@dchft.nhs.uk
26 Bridport Town Hall Craft Fair Bridport Town Hall. 9am-3pm. Free entry, disabled access via the lift in Tourist Information. A variety of stalls including jewellery, cards, cushions and wood turned items.
26 Wings & Wheels Henstridge Airfield (BA8 0TF), just off the A30 between Sherborne and Shaftesbury. 10am-5:30pm. Vintage and Classic Aircraft Fly-in and Classic Car Show. Adult £5 and acc U/16s are free. All-day catering and selected trade-stands. Spectular 'Fly-past Salute' by the BBMF Lancaster & Spitfire Pair. www.dorsetcarclub.co.uk 01202 730169
26 Bridport Vegan Fest Bridport Youth & Community Centre, Gundry Lane, DT6 3RL. 10:30am-4:30pm. £1 admission, u14's free. Food & drink, entertainment, cookery demo's, gifts, information & advice. Brought to you by Hoot! www.hoot.me.uk
26 The Be Bop Daddies The Royal Standard, Lyme Regis. Live music. www.theroyalstandardlymeregis.co.uk/livemusic.php
26-27 River Cottage Festival Park Farm, Trinity Road, Axminster, Devon. Masterclasses, foraging, dancing, music and of course food! There'll be well-known chefs giving demonstrations, tasty street food stalls to sample & River Cottage chefs preparing the best seasonal food to enjoy. From £17.50 per adult, children go free. 01297 630300 events@rivercottage.net
27 Bridport Vintage Market St Michaels Trading Estate, DT6 3RR. 10am-4pm Vintage & Antiques, Food, Drink & Music. Last Sunday of every month. Contact vintagemarketbridport@gmail.com
27 Historic Vehicle Rally Sherborne School Courts. Veteran, Vintage and Classic Pre-1970 Cars & Light Commercial Vehicles. Plus Pre 1980 Motorcycles and three wheelers. Spectator Entry Fee £4. More info: www.sherbornehvr.org.uk
27 Symene Fete Symondsbury, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 6HD.12pm - 5pm A whole host of great fun to be had this year. Plenty for the kids to enjoy. Dorset's biggest Family fete and car boot, stalls, games, rides and much more. Grab yourself a bargain at the car boot and enjoy a drink in the sunshine from the beer tent. Car Boot set up from 07:30 am, 01308 422638
27 Music at The Bistro The French Lieutenant's Bistro, Lyme Regis. Live from noon. 01297 442961 www.frenchbistro.co.uk
27 Chamber Philharmonia Cologne, Germany St. Mary’s Church, Edward Road, Dorchester. 7:30pm. Classical music the world over. Tickets available from Dorchester TIC.
27 Karaoke The Royal Standard, Lyme Regis. Karaoke night is back! www.theroyalstandardlymeregis.co.uk/livemusic.php
28 Bank Holiday Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital showcasing a variety of music. Approx 40mins.
28-29 Second-hand Book Sale Marine Parade Shelters, Lyme Regis 11am. Second-hand books will be on sale from 11am. The sale is being run by the Friends of Lyme Regis Museum. 07926 969831 valerie.hayward@btinternet.com
29 Hat Festival Quiz & Raffle The Ropemakers, West Street, Bridport. 8pm. general@bridporthatfest.org
30 West Bay Evening Market Fishermans Green, West Bay. Market & Craft Fair. 4pm-8pm. 01308 424901
30 Quiz Night at The Pilot Boat Inn The Pilot Boat Inn, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm. A fun quiz being run by the Friends of Lyme Regis Museum. All money goes towards museum projects. £2.50 per person - teams of up to 6 people. 07926 969831
30-31 Artslink’s Youth & Children’s Summer Theatre Schools with Action Track Performance Co. For 8-11 year olds. £10. To book and for further information: 01935 815899 www.sherborneartslink.org.uk
30/08-02/09 Bridport Musical Theatre Company presents: Guys & Dolls The Electric Palace, South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NY. The award winning company perform the famous high energy musical featuring songs like 'Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat' and 'Luck Be A Lady Tonight'. Tickets from Bridport TIC on 01308 424901 / 01308 424901
31 Liberty Orchards Tour and Tasting Halstock BA22 9SZ . 6pm-8pm. A guided walk around our organic orchards with a talk. Tickets £8 to include refreshments on arrival. Please book by phone or e-mail: 01935 892430 alilemmey@gmail.com  
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