Events - October 2017

20/09/2017
What's on in West Dorset - October 2017

Don’t miss this month…
29th Sept-08th Oct ArtsFest Open The Town Mill Lyme Regis
11th-15th Sherborne Literary Festival Various venues in Sherborne. www.sherborneliterarysociety.com 1
2th RBL Charity Concert – Feat. Dorset Schools Sherborne Abbey.
12th-25th+29th Enchanted Floodlit Gardens Abbotsbury Suptropical Gardens. www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk
16th Pack Monday Fair Sherborne.
21st Lyme Regis Ukulele Festival Woodmead Halls Lyme Regis
18th-22nd Dorchester Literary Festival Dorchester. www.dorchesterliteraryfestival.com 
13th-28th Screen Bites Food Film Festival Various locations in Dorset. See website: www.screenbites.co.uk
21th-22th Autumn Colours Weekend Sherborne Castle.
26th-29th Sherborne International Film Festival Sherborne. www.shiff.org.uk

Other West Dorset Events in October....
Until 29th ‘Wood you know' Beaminster Museum. Exhibition on the local history of woodlands, woodand woodworkers. Also ‘300 Years of Freemasonry’ exhibition celebrating the Tercentenary of the United Grand Lodge of England. Open Tues, Thurs, Sat & Bank Hols 10:30am-4pm. Sundays 2pm-4:30pm. 01308 863623 www.beaminstermuseum.wordpress.com
30/09-08/10 ArtsFest Open The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10:30am-4:30pm. A new un-themed open exhibition of a diverse range of West Country artworks and merchandise across all media. 01297 444042 www.townmillarts.co.uk
01 Lyme Regis Organ School Late Summer Concerts: Sophie Brewer & Peter Milmer (Flute & Piano) St Michael's Church, Church Street, Lyme Regis. 3pm-4pm. Free (retiring collection). 01297 443763 www.lymeregis-parishchurch.org
01 Live Music: Sky Lizard The Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. 9pm-11pm. 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk
01/08/15/22/29 Live Music at The Bistro The French Lieutenant's Bistro, Lyme Regis. See some of the best musicians in the South West, from 3pm. 01297 442961 www.frenchbistro.co.uk/live-music/
02 Watercolour Beginners Workshop Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 10am-1pm. Watercolour Beginners Workshop by Lynda White. Lyme Regis Art Society. 01297 445464 Sheila.lyme@gmail.com
02 No Finer Life Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. A new play from Radio 4’s ‘The Archers’ writer, Graham Harvey. £12 from Sherborne TIC, inc. glass of wine and special after show talk with the author. www.nofinerlife.co.uk
03 Creative Clay for All Dorset Centre for Creative Arts, Middle Farm Way, Poundbury. 1:30pm-3pm. Create your own tealight. This workshop ties in with Diwali the Hindu festival of light. Please bring sketches of ideas. £12 pp. 0800 808 9440
03 Lyme Regis Art Society Demonstration 'Street Scenes of the World' Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 2pm to 4pm. Lyme Regis Art Society Demonstration by Colin Brown, Acrylic. Non-members £5. 01297 445464 Sheila.lyme@gmail.com
03 Autumn Organ Recital The Chapel, Sherborne School. 7:30pm. For more details contact the school: 01935 810518
04 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital showcasing a variety of music. 40mins. www.sherborneabbey.com
04 Tuneful Stories Max Gate, Alington Avenue, Dorchester. 1pm-4pm. Tim Laycock brings Hardy’s work to life through song, poetry and readings. Free but usual admission fee. 07770 701320 / 01305 262366 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/max-gate
05 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
05 Talk: Living In The South West Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 2:30pm. Our Weather & Climate Explored. 01297 443156
05-10 Bridport Mind Fest Venues throught Bridport. 6 day all age festival focusing on mental health. Many workshops and events including poetry & creative writing, puppet making, meditation, yoga, drawing, dementia information, death café, film screening & discussion, photography and well being and more! See website for full programme: www.bridportmindfest.org
05 The Long Weekend Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 7:15pm. Talk by Adrian Tinniswood OBE on life in the English Country House between the wars. In Aid of Friends of Holnest Church. Tickets £5 from Shebrorne TIC.
06 Brass Recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:45pm. Free recital by the talented students of Sherborne School.
06 Churchill and His Money Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Talk by David Lough. £10 from Sherborne TIC.
06/13/20 Art Taster Course! The Hub, Lyme Regis. 10am-12pm. Free course of 6 dementia-friendly taster art workshops for older people, including those with memory loss or early stage dementia & their partners or carers. 01305 228528
06-28 Writing Places workshops with Virginia Astley National Trust Hardy’s Cottage, Higher Bockhampton. 10:30am - 1pm. Writing workshops focusing on landscape description £5 plus normal admission fee. 01305 262366
07 Talk in support of National Trust Dorset St Andrew's Church Rooms, Church Road, Preston, DT3 6BU. 10:30 am. Coffee morning and talk by Hardy's birthplace room guide and cooking demonstration. Annual membership £3 single, £5 joint.
07 Apple Day National Trust Hardy’s Cottage, Higher Bockhampton. 11am.- 3pm. A day of apple pressing, Dorset apple cake tasting and music. Suitable for all ages. Free but usual admission fee applies. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hardys-cottage
07 In One Lifetime: Rapidity & Change in 19th century New Zealand Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Blackmore Vale & Yeovil National Trust Assoc. talk. New members welcome. £5. 01935 425383 bvyntmembership@outlook.com
07 Afternoon Concert St Marys Church, Beaminster. 3pm. Charlie Lovell-Jones, an 18yr old violinish from Cardiff, One of the most promising young violinist in the U.K. Tickets £12 from Yarn Barton, Beaminster or Bridport Music, South Street.
07 Bridport Ceilidhs Saturday Dance St Mary's Church House, South St., Bridport. 7:30pm-11pm. Music by Fresh Aire, bring food to share and your own alcohol, some soft drinks provided. 01308 423442 www.bridportceilidhs.wordpress.com
07 Last Man Standing Drimpton Village Hall. 7:30pm. James Wilton Dance production. Tickets £9, £6 (U18s). 01308 867442
07 Friends of Bridport Museum Quiz Night British Legion Hall, Victoria Grove, Bridport. 7:30pm. Individual or teams of four welcome. £6 including ploughman's supper. Raffle, wine bar & chinese bingo. To book ring 01308 423078 or pay at door.
08 William Barnes Society: Morning Service of Remembrance St. Peter's Church, High East St, Dorchester. 10:30am. To commemorate William Barnes death (7 Oct 1886). Followed by laying floral tributes & readings at his statue. 01305 260348
08 Jade's Fundraising Afternoon Tea party St Mary's Church House, South St., Bridport. 2pm-4pm, free entry, in aid of Crohns & Colitis UK. Fabulous home baked cakes to try and a super raffle. Come along & bring your friends. 07762 925542
08 Sherborne Town Band: Music In The Park Pageant Gardens, Sherborne. 2:30pm-4pm. Bring your family, bring a picnic, and enjoy a concert of light entertainment music. www.sherbornetownband.co.uk
08 Lyme Regis Organ School Late Summer Concerts: Robert Mitchell (Organ Recital) St Michael's Church, Church Street, Lyme Regis Sunday Afternoon 3pm - 4pm. Free (retiring collection). 01297 443763 www.lymeregis-parishchurch.org
08 Live Music: Willie Nininger & Karl Weber The Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. 4pm-7pm. Live Music from country/folk duo.
08 Live Music: Fret Works The Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. 9pm-11pm. Live Music. 01297 442312 nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk
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
09 Kate Adie St Aldhelm’s Church, Crossways, DT2 8WR. 7pm. Kate talks about her career in broadcasting. £7. 01305 852663
09 Insight Lecture: I think, therefore I am? Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Talk by Jon Riding. Tickets £5 from the Parish Office, Abbey Close. 01935 816779 www.insight.sherborneabbey.com
10 Bridport History Society United Church Hall, East St, Bridport. 2:30pm. AGM followed by 'The Civilian Dunkirk: The Evacuation of the Channel Islands, June 1940' Members £1, visitors £2.50. 01308 425710
10 William Barnes Society: AGM Dorford Centre, Bridport Rd, Dorchester, DT1 1RR. 7pm. Followed by performances by John
Blackmore entitled West Country Sound and Song. More information from Chairman, Brian Caddy: 01305 260348
10 Sherborne Historical Soc.: Storms, War & Shipwrecks -Treasures from Sicilian Seas Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne.
8pm. Talk on Roman finds from Mediterranean shipwrecks, by Prof. Roberts. www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk
10-24 Exhibition: Paintings, Prints & Patterns The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. Bright & cheerful original paintings, quirky and humorous prints and abstract paintings by Peter Coates who uses mainly oils & acrylics. 01297 444042 townmillarts.co.uk
11 Outing to Claverton Gardens and the American Museum near Bath Depeart Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Regis. 9:15am. Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society Day Trip. Cost £20 total. 01297 443346. https://ulrhs.wordpress.com/
11 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital showcasing a variety of music. 40mins. www.sherborneabbey.com
11 Dorset Postcard Club: Tales from the Vet Dorset Youth Association Hall, Lubbecke Way, Dorchester DT1 1QL. 7:30pm. Talk by Martin Fielding. More information from Chairman, Brian Searle: 01305 832815
11 Sherborne Flicks: The Sense of an Ending (15) Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 7:30pm. Drama; Jim Broadbent receives a mysterious lecay from the mother of his university girlfriend. Tickets £6 from Sherborne TIC.
11 Bridport Camera Club Chancery House, Bridport, DT6 3JT. 7:30pm-10pm. Talk by Tim Booth showing images from his highly successful 'Show of Hands' and 'Circus' projects to illustrate sculptural use of light. www.bridportcameraclub.co.uk
11-15 Sherborne Literary Festival Various locations around Sherborne. Featuring a wide range of speakers inc. Joshua Levine, Simon Weston, Roger McGough, Rosamund Young, Natalie Haynes, Rory Stewart, Jeremy Greenstock, Ysenda Maxtone Graham, Gulwali Passarlay, and more! Tickets from Sherborne TIC. www.sherborneliterarysociety.com/festival
12 Sherborne District Gardeners' Assoc. Meeting Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Talk by Jenny Short on Berried Treasure - Berries, Bark & Evergreens for Winter Colour. 01935 389375
12 RBL Charity Concert Sherborne Abbey. 7pm. Featuring young musicians from seven Dorset schools. Presented by the Royal British Legion in partnership with the Countryside Alliance Foundation. Tickets £20-£30 available from Sherborne TIC.
12 Tindal Recital Series: Huw Davies Jazz Trio Tindal Recital Hall, Sherborne School. 7:30pm. £10. 01935 812249
12-31 Exhibition: Losing The Thread The Town Mill, Lyme Regis Nine artists in textile and fibre join together again to display their love for the versatility of fibre & fabric and experiments with media & techniques 01297 444042 www.townmillarts.co.uk
13 U3A Social Meeting - Coffee & chat Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 10am. An opportunity to come and chat, also to talk to representatives of the activity groups. Bring your friends. Entrance is free. www.whatsoninlyme.co.uk/U3A.htm
13 Pianist’s Recital Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:45pm. Free recital by the talented students of Sherborne School.
13 Ingognito Portesham Village Hall. 7:30pm. Live Flamenco dancing. £12, £8 (U18s). 01305 871035. www.artsreach.co.uk
13-28 Screen Bites Food Film Festival : The Baker's Dozen Various locations. Film 7 Local Food Festival, tickets £20. 6:45pm for prompt 7pm start. 01963 32525 For full program see website or local TICs for booklet. www.screenbites.co.uk
14 PBFA Book Fair Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. DT9 3NL. 10am-4pm. Entry £1. 01258 471249 www.pbfa.org
14 Tuneful Stories National Trust Hardy’s Cottage, Higher Bockhampton. 1pm-4pm. Tim Laycock brings Hardy’s work to life through song, poetry and readings. Free but usual admission fee. 01305 262366 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hardys-cottage
14 Jazz Jurassica: Louise Parker Quartet The Bay, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis. Let Louise Parker entertain you with jazz standards, blues, latin, reggae and funk Tickets: £22 (including 2-course supper) + b/f Doors: 6.30pm Supper: 7pm-8pm, Music: 8pm-10pm. Ends: 10pm. Tickets Lyme TIC. www.lymeregisjazzfestival.co.uk/jazz-jurassica/ 01297 442138
14 Fundraising Quiz Bridport Youth & Community Centre. 7pm for 7:30pm Tables of 6, £8pp inc. ploughmans. 01308 422500
14 James Hickman and Dan Cassidy Litton Cheney Village Hall. Award-winning Tranatlantic Folk-Roots Duo. 7:30pm tickets £8, £6 (U18s) £24 family on the door or in advance 01308 482552 Steve Kourik www.artsreach.co.uk
14 VIVA! United Church, South Street, Dorchester. 7pm for 7:30pm start. Dorchester Women's choir and Heart and Soul community Choir's free concert. Donations in aid of Mental Health Outrech Worker, Citizen's Advice Bureau. 01305 269051
15 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
15 Lyme Regis Organ School Late Summer Concerts: “Pipe-Up” students’ organ concert St Michael's Church, Church Street, Lyme Regis. 3pm-4pm . Free (retiring collection). 01297 443763 www.lymeregis-parishchurch.org
15 Live Music: Delta Tango 7 The Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. 9pm-11pm. 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk
16 Pack Monday Fair Throughout the central streets of Sherborne. Early-late. Annual fair + weekend fun fair on the Terraces.
16 Bride Valley Gardening Club Puncknowle Village Hall. 7:30pm. Neil Lovesey - Picket Lane Nursery Why did it die? £2.
17 Graphite/Oil/Charcoal Portraiture Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 2pm to 4pm. Lyme Regis Art Society Demonstration by Hannah Twine. non-members £5. 01297 445464 Sheila.lyme@gmail.com
18 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital showcasing a variety of music. 40mins. www.sherborneabbey.com
18 Talk: 'Islam' Colliton Club, Dorchester. 7:30pm. By David Warden from Dorset Humanists. chairman@dorsethumunists.co.uk
18 Bridport & District Gardening Club Talk WI Hall, North Street, Bridport. 7:30pm. "Secrets of the Victorian Walled Garden" with Chris Smith, from Pennard Plants - always a popular speaker. www.bridportgardeningclub.co.uk
18-22 Dorchester Literary Festival Various locations around Dorchester. A celebration of great writing and great writers, in a town rich in literary associations. Tickets available online and from Dorchester TIC www.dorchesterliteraryfestival.com
19 Diabetes UK Group Meeting - Food Advice for All 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.
19 South Dorset RSPB Group present 'Iceland' Land of fire and brilliant birds St. George's Church Hall, Fordington, Dorchester, DT1 1LB. 7:45pm. Talk by Philip Mugridge. Group members £3, Visitors £3.50 inc. coffee & biscuits.
20 Wine & Indian Spice Masterclass Morrish & Banham Wine Merchants, 1 Pope Street, Brewery Sq, Dorchester, DT1 1GW. 7pm-9pm. With Christine McFadden, The Dorset Foodie. £25pp. Pre-book: 01305 261480 www.morrishandbanham.com
20-21 Trafalgar Night NT Hardy’s Cottage, Higher Bockhampton. 7pm-9pm. Evening of music, storytelling and readings to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar with Tim Laycock and Colin Thompson. Tickets £15. 01305 262366
20-22 Onion Jack Festival Bridport & West Bay Harbour Wind energy shipping, Sunday parade, Music and Circus shows
21 Chasty Cottage Antiques Fair Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. Up to 35 stands, homemade refreshments available at coffee shop within the fair. Entrance £1, opening 8:30am (trade) 9:30am (public) to 4pm. 01963 370986
21 Photographic Project Open Day Somerset & Dorset Family History Society, The Parade, Sherborne. Residents are invited
to bring photographs in to the Centre so that they can be scanned. www.sdfhs.org/sdfhs-projects/ 01935 389611
21 Tuneful Stories Max Gate, Alington Avenue, Dorchester. 1pm-4pm. Tim Laycock brings Hardy’s work to life through song, poetry and readings. Free but usual admission fee. 07770 701320 / 01305 262366 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/max-gate
21 Ukulele Festival Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 12pm-7pm. Headline performance by "The Mother Ukers", + a workshop.
Ukulele bands from nearby counties to perform 3 songs & a communal sing along 01297 443942 lymelugggersukulele.co.uk
21 Bridport Craft Fair Bridport Town Hall. 9am-3pm. A variety of stalls inc. jewellery, cushions, cards, wood turned items.
21 Quiz Royal British Legion Hall, Bridport. 7:30pm. Quiz, in aid of Millennium Green.
21 Wind Serenade St Peter’s Church, West Knighton. 7:30pm. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra wind players including pieces by Danzi, Debussy, Poulenc and Ibert. Tickets £10, £6 (U18s) 07443 659912 artsreach.co.uk www.BSOlive.com
21 Jess Upton & The Guilty Pleasures Symondsbury Tithe Barn Doors open 7:30pm - Bar until 11:30pm. £10. Raising money for St Catherines Pre School. Tickets available from www.billetto.co.uk 01308 424441
21-22 Autumn Colours Weekend Sherborne Castle. 10am-5pm. Reduced price entry to the gardens. Explore acres of impressive gardens beside the lake and witness the spectacular autumn colours all around you. £4. 01935 812072
22 Mill House Cider Museum Open Day 33 Moreton Road, Owermoigne, DT2 8HZ. 10am-4pm. A chance for people to see traditional ways of making cider. Also Steam Engines, Blacksmith Forge, as well as Dorset Cider Tasting, Craft Stalls, games, Hot Mulled Cider and Dorset Apple cake on sale. 01305 852220 www.millhousecider.com
22 Lyme Regis Organ School Late Summer Concerts South-Wessex Organ Society Grand Launch with Festival Choral Evensong St Michael's Church, Church St, Lyme Regis. Sunday Afternoon, 3pm - 4pm. Admission free - retiring collection
22 Voskresenije - The Russian Choir Herrison Hall, Sherren Av, Charlton Down, DT2 9UA. Tickets from Dorchester TIC.
22 Live Music: Simple Chaos The Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. 4pm-7pm. Live music from acousitc/electric rock and pop duo.
22 A View From The Edge Milborne St Andrew Village Hall. 7:30pm. Owdyado Theatre. Tickets £9, £6 (U18s). 01258 839230
22 Live Music: Real World The Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. 9pm-11pm. 01297 442312 www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk
23 Junior Deep Sea Fishing trip The Harbour, Lyme Regis. For ages 9-16. All tackle, bait and tuition provided. £20 per person. Booking essential. 9am-1pm Organised by Lyme Sea Angling Club. More Info see http://lymefishing.org.uk/juniorboat/
24 Arts Buffet Digby Hall, Sherborne. 10am-12noon. 1:30pm-3:30pm. Get messy and creative at this art & craft workshop for families with primary school age children. 01935 815899 www.sherborneartslink.org.uk
24 Mad Victorian Science Sherborne Museum, Church Lane. 11am- 2pm. Mad Victorian Scientist Gordon Le Pard is back with his potions, poisons and peculiar facts. All welcome. Free event. 01935 812252 www.sherbornemuseum.co.uk
24 Craft Activity For Children Lyme Regis Museum. 11am-3pm. Join us in the Museum where children can create their own take-home souvenir. The event is being run by the Friends of Lyme Regis Museum. Valerie Hayward 07926 969 831.
24 Parkinsons Support Group St Swithun's Church Hall, North Allington, DT6 5DU. 2:15pm. Do you, or someone you know, have Parkinsons? Would you like to meet other people in a similar situation? 01297 560833
24 Historical Society Talk: Gen. Sir Richard McCreery: Last Great Cavalryman Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 8pm. McCreery, one of the great soldiers of WWII, had a close association with Sherborne. sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk
25 Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey. 1pm. Free recital showcasing a variety of music. 40mins. www.sherborneabbey.com
25 Burton Bradstock Guided Walk - How It Was Burton Bradstock Playing Fields. Led by Elizabeth Gale, meet at the playing fields at 2pm, approximately 2 hours level walking. £4 each in aid of Rotary charities. 01308 459039
25 Science Café: The Origins of the First Supermassive Black Holes Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. 7:30pm. Dr Daniel Whalen, Senior Lecturer, Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, Portsmouth University. sherborne.scafe@gmail.com
25 Autumn Show & Harvest Supper Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Regis. 7:30pm. (Bring and share). Show classes that celebrate harvest – produce, preserves, carved-pumpkin lanterns. Details to be confirmed. https://ulrhs.wordpress.com
25 Busch Piano Trio Dorset County Museum, High West St. Dorchester, DT1 1XA. 7:30pm. Membership season tickets available. Individual concert tickets £15 from museum : 01305 756827 www.dorset-county-museum-music-society.org.uk
26 Annual Autumn Tasting Seaside Boarding House, Burton Bradstock, Nr Bridport, DT6 4RB. 6pm-9pm. Presented by Mark Banham of Morrish & Banham Wine Merchants. Free but please book: 01305 261480 www.morrishandbanham.com
26 Mind the Gap: Gender Equality in the C21st United Church, Dorchester, DT1 1EE. 7pm. Talk by Alison Judd, World President of the World Federation of Methodist & Uniting Church Women. Free. All welcome. ctindorchester@gmail.com
26/10-01/11 Exhibition: Zee Jones Solo The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 10:30am-4:30pm. An exhibition of recent work by Devon -based landscape and mixed media artist Zee Jones. 01297 444042 www.townmillarts.co.uk
26-29 Sherborne International Film Festival Powell Theatre, Abbey Rd, Sherborne. A wide selection of World Cinema to chose from inc. Julieta, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Lamb, Omar, Frantz, Neruda, The Salesman, Tanna, and more. Tickets from Sherborne TIC. All films £6, Reception and opening night screening £10, 10 tickets £40. www.shiff.org.uk
27 Going Batty for Halloween Sherborne Museum, Church Lane. 2pm-4pm. East Dorset Bat Rescue are back with their bats to help us celebrate Halloween and learn more about these fascinating little creatures. Free event. 01935 812252
27 Annual Autumn Tasting Dukes Fine Art Salesroom, Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 1QS. 6pm-9pm. Presented by Mark Banham of Morrish & Banham Wine Merchants. Free but please book: 01305 261480 www.morrishandbanham.com
27 String Serenade Sydling St Nicholas Village Hall. 7:30pm. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra strings inc. pieces by Mancini, Handel, Vivaldi. Tickets £10, £6 (U18s) and £25 family. 01300 341700 / 01300 341104. artsreach.co.uk www.BSOlive.com
27-28 Tolpuddle Craft Fair Village Hall Tolpuddle. Beautiful crafts to inspire your Christmas shopping.
28 Bonfire by the Beach West Bay. From 5:30pm. Fireworks at 8pm. A great evening out for all the family with a giant bonfire and dazzling fireworks, food, drinks, live music and stalls www.westbay.co.uk/events/bonfire-night.php
28 Latch Charity Tasting Litton Cheney Village Hall. 7pm-9pm. Presented by Steven Spurrier of Bride Valley Vineyards and Mark Banham of Morrish & Banham Wine Merchants. TBC 01305 261480 www.morrishandbanham.com
28 Live Music: K'fuffle The Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. 9pm-11:15pm. Live Music from rock/pop 3 piece K'fuffle. 01297 442312
29 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
29 Off The Beaten Track Again Sherborne TIC. 2pm. Blue Badge Guided Walk. See the history you didn’t know was there! £5
29 Billy Bragg in conversation with Chris Huxley Bridport Arts Centre. 6:30pm, Roots Radicals and Rockers: An evening spent with Billy Bragg as he illustrates the music that inspired him Tickets from Bridport TIC £10. 01308 424901 bridlit.com
29 Live Music The Nag's Head, Lyme Regis. 9pm-11pm. Live Music www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk
30 W/C Acrylic Oil Workshop: From Realism to Abstraction Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 10am-1pm. Acrylic Oil Workshop by Christine Allison. Lyme Regis Art Society For more info. contact Sheila.lyme@gmail.com or 01297 445464
30 The History of the Savoy United Church Hall, East Street, Bridport. 2:30pm. Talk by Eric Beckly. Presented by the Golden Cap Association (West Dorset). Non-members welcome. £3 inc. tea/ coffee and biscuits. 01308 863577

 

 
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