What’s on in West Dorset

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November 2020

Offices are not currently open to the public with the exception of Bridport but your TIC staff are available for your enquiries via answer phone and email

information iDorchester      Bridport   Sherborne        Lyme Regis      Mon, Weds and Sat 10-301305 267992 01308 424901 01935 815341 01297 442138dtic@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk bridport.tic@bridport-tc.gov.uk stic@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk ltic@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

You can keep up with West Dorset news and events via Twitter: @BridportTIC  @DorchesterTIC  @LymeRegisTIC  @SherborneTIC

information iDorchester      Bridport     Sherborne        Lyme Regis    Mon-Sat 9.30am-1pm Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Sat 10am-3pm Nov: Mon-Sat 10am-3pm Tues, Thu, Fri Sat 10am-2pm Available by email & ‘phone01305 267992 01308 424901   01935 815341 01297 442138dtic@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk bridport.tic@bridport-tc.gov.uk   stic@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk ltic@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

You can keep up with West Dorset news and events via Twitter: @BridportTIC  @DorchesterTIC  @LymeRegisTIC  @SherborneTIC

CFGC  Because Sherborne, Dorchester & Wareham TICs were unsure when we would reopen, we were unable to commit to supporting CFGC this year. However, you can shop online at https://www.cardsforcharity.co.uk/shop-online.html or at the following local outlets: Dorchester 11 Antelope Walk, DT1 1TT. Mon-Sat 10am-4pm. Open: 26/10-23/12 Weymouth 29 St Thomas Street, DT4 8EJ. Mon-Sat 11am-3pm. Open: 23/10-18/12 Bridport TIC, Buckydoo Square, South Street DT6 3LF. Mon-Sat 10am-3pm. Open: 28/10-24/12   Blandford Methodist Church, 19 The Close, DT11 7HA. Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 10am-2pm, Wed & Sat 10am-1pm.  Open 22/10-16/12 Wareham Past & Presents, The Old School House, East Lulworth, BH20 5QS. 10am-4pm daily. Open until 24/12  
   
HALLOWEEN (October unless stated otherwise)  21-31 Halloween Trails @ Minterne Gardens, Minterne Magna, Dorchester DT2 7AU 10am-6pm Visit The Spookey Shrubbery & follow the Halloween Trails. Café open. A£6, C£1. 01300 341370 https://minterne.co.uk/   24-31 Halloween @ Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset TA20 4L. 11am-5pm Halloween fun & pumpkin rolling on the main lawn. Normal admission prices apply. A £12.50, Ch(5-15) £5, U5 free. 01460 221290 https://www.fordeabbey.co.uk/events/   26-31 Half Term Halloween Fun Shire Hall, Dorchester. 10am-5pm daily. Entrance free with Annual Pass. A £9.50 C £5. 2 children free with every adult when in fancy dress.. Additional charge for Slime £2. 01305 261849 http://shirehalldorset.org/visit/     24/10-01/11 Autumn Trail at the Walled Garden, Moreton DT2 8RG. 9am-4pm Free entry. Treasure maps £2 – prizes to be won. https://walledgardenmoreton.co.uk/events/halloween-garden-hunt/   19/10-01/11 Ghost Hunt @ Brewery Square, Dorchester 10am-3pm. Please download treasure form from website: https://brewerysquare.com/event/halloween-ghost-hunt-2020/   24-31 Pick your own Pumpkin@ Manor Farm, Winterbourne Abbas DT2 9LR 10am-4pm. https://www.facebook.com/Bincombe-Bumps-Pumpkins-100562321820797/   Haunted Halloween Garden Trail@ Mapperton House (see attractions open below for opening and prices)             
ATTRACTIONS NOW OPENAbbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4LA.  Gardens open daily 10am-5pm for pre-booked ticket entry only. Admission £10, Child £5, u5 free. Plant Centre open 11am-4pm. www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk Abbotsbury Swannery, New Barn Road, Abbotsbury DT3 4JG. Swannery open daily 10am-5pm for pre-booked ticket entry only. Admission £10, Child £5, u5 free. www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk Athelhampton House, Athelhampton, Dorchester DT2 7LG. House open Sun-Fri 11am-4pm, Garden open Sun-Fri 10am-5pm. Admission House & Gardens: A£14, u12 £4.50, Gardens only:A£9.50, u12 £2.50  www.athelhampton.com Mapperton Gardens, Mapperton, Beaminster DT8 3NR. Gardens open Sun-Thurs 11am-5pm for pre-booked ticket entry only. Admission £10, Child 5-16 £3, u5 free. Live stream House tours Tues 4pm – see website. www.mapperton.com Minterne Gardens, Minterne Magna, Dorchester DT2 7AU. Gardens open daily until 8th November 10am-6pm Admission £6 (u12 free); available at venue  www.minterne.co.uk Shire Hall High Street West Dorchester, DT1 1XB. Mon-Sat 10am-4pm A£9.50, C£5  concession £7.50 http://shirehalldorset.org/ The Military Keep Museum Barrack Road, Dorchester, DT1 1RN Tues, Wed, Thurs 10am-4pm pre-booked ticket entry only on  01305 264066 www.keepmilitarymuseum.org Bridport Museum, 25 South Street, DT6 3NR. Tues, Wed, Fri 11am-2pm. 01308 458703 www.bridportmuseum.co.uk
  
WALKS Pre booking often required. Please check in advance Fossil Walks Times vary according to the tides, telephone for full details & booking information. Regular guided fossil hunting walks in Lyme Regis & Charmouth are run year round by: Lyme Regis Museum  01297 443370 www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk,  Brandon Lennon 07944 664757 www.lymeregisfossilwalks.com, Jurassic Gems  01297 444405, the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre  01297 560772 www.charmouth.org, Jurassic Coast Guides Martin Curtis 07900 257944 guide@jurassiccoastguides.co.uk, Chris Pamplin 0845 0943757 www.fossilwalks.com  Durotriges Roman Tours Dorchester. Booking essential. A£12, C(6-12) £6, u6 free. 07557472092. dorchesterromantours@outlook.com Literary Lyme walking tours available throughout the year.  07763 974569 for details & to book. Mary Anning Walks Lyme Regis. Old Lyme as Mary knew it with Natalie Manifold.  01297 443370.  www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk
 
MARKETS NOW OPEN  Bridport           Weekly Market in the Town every Wednesday & Saturday, Farmers’ Market  14th November 9am-1pm Barrack Street, Craft & Vegan Market 21st November 9am-2pm Barrack Street Dorchester       Weekly Market in Fairfield Car Park, Weymouth Ave 8am-3pm every Wednesday, Farmers’ Market Poundbury, postponed Sherborne        Pannier Market on the Parade every Thursday and Saturday; Sherborne Market 15th November 10am-4pm Cheap Street; Farmers’ Market 20th November Cheap Street, 9am-1pm Lyme Regis      Farmer’s Market 13th November 9am-2pm Marine Shelters, Marine Parade

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Local events diary

04/09-08/11 Criminal Quilts Exhibition Shire Hall, High Street West, Dorchester DT1 1UY. 10am-4pm Mon-Sat. Textile artwork by Ruth Singer. Usual entrance fees apply.  http://shirehalldorset.org/events/ruth-singer-criminal-quilts/

16/10-24/12 Christmas Display at Castle Gardens New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR. Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-4.30pm.Christmas display. Festive food & drink available. Free.  https://www.facebook.com/TheGardensGroup

24/10 Dorset Food and Drink Mini pop-up Market Borough Gardens, Dorchester 11am-2pm

25/10 Thomas Hardy Society Walk Thomas Hardy Statue, North Walks DT1 1XT. 10am Free. On-line booking essential: https://www.hardysociety.org/events/

31/10-12/11 Remembrance Courtyard Gallery Town Mill Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. 11am-4pm Daily 01297 444042 https://www.townmill.org.uk/

01 Uncle Vanya Screening Marine Theatre Lyme Regis DT7 3QA 2pm Starts 3pm Play by Chekhov £12 Under 18s £6 Telephone Bookings 0333 6663366 https://www.marinetheatre.com/

01-04 Days Like These Malthouse Town Mill Lyme Regis DT7 3PU 11am-4pm Daily. Moira Baumbait along with local artists 01297 444042 https://www.townmill.org.uk/

04 Arts Society lecture Online Zoom 4.45pm Talk by Lydia Bauman: ‘Art – A Detective Story’. Non-members £5 – see website for details:  https://theartssociety.org/events/4th-november-2020-lydia-bauman-art-detective-story

04-07 Bridport Literary Festival Various Venues. Bridport welcomes writers and audiences from all over the country 01308 424901 https://www.bridlit.com/

05 Arts Society Dorset County Zoom Lecture. 6.45pm The Black Death and its Aftermath https://theartssocietydorsetcounty.org.uk/Lectures/FutureLectures.aspx

05-22 Robert Mayne Exhibition Malthouse Town Mill Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. 11am-4pm Daily 01297 444042 https://www.townmill.org.uk/

05-23 Bringing Art to Life The Gallery, Symondsbury Estate, Bridport, DT6 6HG. 10.30am-4.30pm Mondays, Thursday-Sunday. 2D and 3D artwork by South West artists. 01308 301326 https://lymebayarts.co.uk/wordpress/

06 Sherborne School Lunchtime Recital Online via YouTube – see link. 1.45pm Available on Sherborne School website. Brass Recital.  https://www.sherborne.org/news/2020-09-24/Friday-Lunchtime-Recitals-are-back-

06-21 Exhibition: Landscape & Memories Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne DT9 3LN. Tues-Sat 9.30am-5pm Exhibition of work by Nicholas Hely Hutchinson. 01935 815261 https://www.jerramgallery.com/exhibitions/

08 Communifit Virtual 5km run Complete at a time of your choosing. Raising funds for local charities. Virtual entry: A£12, C£2. 07791 308773 or 07884 115987 https://communifit.fullonsport.com/event/communifit-november-5-km/profile

08 Divine Union Bath Soundbath Bridport Unitarians, 49 East St, Bridport DT6 3JX 2-4pm Numbers restricted to ensure social distancing £15. Booking in advance essential: ahiahel@live.com 01935 389655 www.centreforpuresound.org

10 Bridport History Society Zoom Meeting 2.30pm ‘The Great Bindon Landslip of 1838’ with Richard Edmonds.  jferentzi@aol.com 01308 425710

13 Sherborne School Lunchtime Recital Online via YouTube – see link. 1.45pm Available on Sherborne School website. Woodwind Recital II.  https://www.sherborne.org/news/2020-09-24/Friday-Lunchtime-Recitals-are-back-

14 Vinyl Saturday Bridport United Chuch, East Street, Bridport, DT6 3LJ 10am-3.30pm Record and CD Fair. £1 

14 West Dorset Group Zoom Meeting 2.00pm Herrison Asylum Project ‘Dorset County Lunatic Asylum’ Jacqui Halewood – Dorset History Centre. jferentzi@aol.com

15 Divine Union Soundbath Oborne Village Hall, nr. Sherborne DT9 4LA. 2-4pm Numbers restricted to ensure social distancing £15. Booking in advance essential: ahiahel@live.com 01935 389655 www.centreforpuresound.org

16 Nordic Walking in the Vineyard Furleigh Estate, Salway Ash DT6 5JF. 11.30am Includes instruction, loan of poles and glass of fizz. £10 Booking in advance essential: https://www.furleighestate.co.uk/event/930/nordic+walking+in+the+vineyard

20 Sherborne School Lunchtime Recital Online via YouTube – see link. 1.45pm Available on Sherborne School website. Jazz Musicians’ Recital. https://www.sherborne.org/news/2020-09-24/Friday-Lunchtime-Recitals-are-back-

25 Christmas Clay Workshop Leweston School, Sherborne  DT9 6EN. 1.30-4.30pm & 5.30-8.30pm Make seasonal models out of polymer clay. Refreshments inc. £30. https://www.lewestonenterprises.co.uk/events/185/1826-Christmas-Clay-Workshop

26/11 – 06/12 John Dimet Exhibition Malthouse Town Mill Lyme Regis DT7 3PU 11am-4pm Daily 01297 444042 https://www.townmill.org.uk/

26-13/12 Norman at 90 The Gallery, Symondsbury Estate, Bridport DT6 6HG 10.30am-4.30pm Mondays,Thursday-Sunday. A retrospective of the artwork of Norman Saunders-White 01308 301326 https://lymebayarts.co.uk/wordpress/

27 Sherborne School Lunchtime Recital Online via YouTube – see link. 1.45pm Available on Sherborne School website. Chamber Music.  https://www.sherborne.org/news/2020-09-24/Friday-Lunchtime-Recitals-are-back-

27 Anna Akhmatova Sladers Yard, West Bay, DT6 4EL.7.30pm A talk with readings by Graham Fawcett. £12.50 https://sladersyard.wordpress.com/

28 Talk: The Nature of Awareness in Hardy’s Fiction United Church, South Street, Dorchester DT11EE. 10.30am. Thomas Hardy Society Annual lecture with Dr Hugh Epstein. Free. Booking essential:  https://www.hardysociety.org/oxo/286/dr-hugh-epstein-the-nature-of-awareness-in-hardys-fiction/

28-18/01 Unwrapped The Space, Symondsbury Estate, Bridport DT76 6HG. 10.30am-4.30pm Mondays, Thursday-Sunday. 2D and 3D arts and crafts that make ideal gifts for the holiday season. 01308 301326 https://lymebayarts.co.uk/wordpress/

29 Divine Union Soundbath Oborne Village Hall, nr. Sherborne DT9 4LA 2-4pm Numbers restricted to ensure social distancing £15. Booking in advance essential: ahiahel@live.com 01935 389655 www.centreforpuresound.org

  ARTSLINK    Sherborne Artslink are gradually reopening some face-to-face classes. Please see website for details. Meanwhile, current activities are: Art at Home – art activities you can do at home – see website. Art for Memory & Art for Parents Classes are full but please contact to be added to the waiting list. Parkinson’ Dance 2.30-4pm via Zoom. Contact: artslinkfizz@gmail.com Weekly courses (Oct- Dec) Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA. Oils, Watercolour, Life Drawing, Acrylics and more. Booking essential. https://sherborneartslink.org.uk/ office@sherborneartslink.org.uk  
ARTSREACHArtsreach are hosting a range of music and theatre available on line. Please check link below for dates, costs where applicable and how to access events:   https://artsreach.co.uk/news/digital-diary   www.artsreach.co.uk info@artsreach.co.uk   01305 269512                             
BRIDPORT  ARTS CENTRE  12 MUSIC Dispatches of the Red Dress 13 MUSIC Jazz in the Theatre 20 FILM Away (U) 20 FILM Schemers (15)   www.bridport-arts.com   Box Office : 01308 424 204                                                                       
MARINE THEATRE  01 Screening Uncle Vanya Matinee. Bar opens 2pm, starts 3pm. A £12 u18 £6 11 NTL Screening War Horse. Bar opens 6pm, starts 7pm. A £12 u18 £6 26 NTL Screening Present Laughter. Bar opens 6pm, starts 7pm. Adults £12 Under 18’s £6 MTLOGOcropped       www.marinetheatre.com  

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