Coast and Countryside Events

Some events have been cancelled due to Covid restrictions. PLEASE check with the organiser before attending.

22 October

East Devon Ramblers Moderate 4.8 ml walk from Branscombe. Contact 07854-685433

Albert Lee and Band 7.30pm The Beehive, Honiton. www.beehivehoniton.co.uk Box office 01404 384050

The Unravelling Wilburys 8pm, Herrison Hall, Charlton Down, Dorchester DT2 9UA Ticket price: £16 / £14 members & concessions Performing the songs of the 1980s supergroup.

Alan Barnes, Art Themen and the Dave Newton Trio Modern Jazz (£20) Ilminster Arts Centre Box Office 01460 54973

Slow stitch Christmas cards half day workshops Morning session 10am – 12:30pm Afternoon session 1:15pm – 3:45pm  With tutor Paula Simpson (£20) Ilminster Arts Centre Box Office 01460 54973

Somerset Wildlife Trust Ilminster/Chard group October illustrated presentation by Colin Ryall:  “World of Cuckoos & other brood parasites”  Meeting starts at 7.30pm at the Parish Hall, North St, Ilminster TA19 0DG, roadside parking (subject to availability), Tesco or public car parks.Suggested donation: Adult members £3, non-members £4, no charge for children. The meeting will take place within current Covid-guidance. Enquiries: Valerie 01460 234551

23 October

Bridport & West Dorset Rambling Club 6 mile walk from Broadwindsor. For further information please ring 01308 898484 or 01308 863340.

Scottish Dancing Party in Chardstock Evening of Social Dancing at Chardstock Village Hall.  7.30 p.m. – 10.30.p.m.  No partner required. Please bring your own plate of food.  Tea and coffee provided. Contact David on 01460 65981.  Cost £3.00 www.chardscottishdancing.org

Beginners sewing machine one day workshop 10am – 2:30pm With tutor Paula Simpson (£35) Ilminster Arts Centre Box Office 01460 54973

24 October

East Devon Ramblers Moderate 10.5 ml walk Golden Cap. Contact 01395-260114

Divine Union Soundbath 2pm-4pm Ninesprings Natural health Centre 70 Hendford Yeovil BA20 1UR £15. Please book firmly in advance. 01935 389655  ahiahel@live.com www.centreforpuresound.org

Celebrating Honiton and Crown Dorset Pottery a presentation by Gill Sarre highlighting special occasions, medals and commemorative pottery. At The Heathfield Inn Function Room, Walnut Road, Honiton EX14 2UG Visitors welcome £2 More info on our HPCS Facebook Group Page or website www.hpcsoc.com or Email hpcsoc@hotmail.co.uk

25 October

Scottish Dancing in Chardstock Evening of Scottish Dancing at Chardstock Village Hall.  Bring your own water bottle 7.30- 10.00 p.m. No partner required. Contact David on 01460 65981.  Cost £1.50

26 October

Creative acrylics one day workshop 10am – 3pm With tutor Heather Ford (£25) Ilminster Arts Centre Box Office 01460 54973

Show of Hands ‘The Best One Yet’ tour 7.30pm. The Beehive, Honiton. www.beehivehoniton.co.uk Box office 01404 384050

Bridport and District u3a presents the postponed illustrated talk by Colin Varndell entitled ‘A Year in the Country’ at Bridport United Church Hall 2pm, and Covid safety measures will be in place. Pease note, pre-booking is required as numbers will be limited. Visit www.bridportu3a.org.uk, or email info@bridportu3a.org.uk

27 October

East Devon Ramblers Moderate 9 ml walk Woodbury Common. Contact 07706-078143

28 October

Learn to Sew Together one day workshop 10am – 3pm With tutor Gary Mills (£55) Ilminster Arts Centre Box Office 01460 54973

Charmouth Bridge Club A friendly group of bridge lovers playing duplicate or team bridge, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). St Andrews Hall, Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth DT6 6LH. Contact: Stephen Penty  07753 493 512  or  Di Penty  07709 222 272

29 October

East Devon Ramblers Leisurely 5.3 ml walk from Hawkchurch. Contact 01460-220636

Beatles with Wings Classic Pop Classic McCartney songs from a superb tribute group 8pm (£20) Ilminster Arts Centre Box Office 01460 54973

Beginners Sewing Machine Cushion one day workshop 10am – 3pm With tutor Paula Simpson (£35) Ilminster Arts Centre Box Office 01460 54973

30 October

Bridport & West Dorset Rambling Club 8 mile walk from Cogden. For information 01308 898484 or 01308 863340.

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman On Reflection 8pm, Dorset Museum Ticket price: £18 / £16 members & concessions

An introduction to Calligraphy one day workshop 10:30am – 1:30pm With tutor Ruth Sutherland (£30) Ilminster Arts Centre Box Office 01460 54973

31 October

Garden Open Just Lawsbrook, Brodham Way, Shillingstone. DT11 0TE 10-4pm.

Shute Festival Talking Walk with tree expert Jill Butler in Shute’s Deer Park 2-4:30 pm £15 Book via www.shutefest.org.uk  Meet at Shute Gate House EX13 7QR

Divine Union Soundbath 2pm-4pm Oborne Village Hall, Oborne, nr. Sherborne, Dorset DT9 4LA £15 Please book firmly in advance. 01935389655  ahiahel@live.com www.centreforpuresound.org

1 November

Scottish Dancing in Chardstock Evening of Scottish Dancing at Chardstock Village Hall.  7.30 – 10.00 pm.  Tea and coffee provided and no partner required.  Contact David on 01460 65981. Cost £1.50 www.chardscottishdancing.org

Art History course ‘Romantic Moderns’ in art English landscape painting. 6 wk course. 2pm-3.30pm. United Chapel East St Bridport. Fee £60. Tutor Pam Simpson MA. Pam is an Associate Lecturer at University of the Arts in London. Contact chris.pamsimpson@btinternet.com  or telephone 01300 321715 to book.

Bridport Folk Dance Club If you like music and dancing; enjoy gentle exercise; socialising and possibly learning something new, then come along to our dance sessions on Monday evenings from 7.30 -9.30 pm in the W.I Hall, North Street, Bridport. All welcome. Tel; 458165 or 459001 for information. Also Nov. 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and Dec. 6th and 13th.

2 November

Scottish Country Dancing every Tuesday at Ashill Village hall TA19 9LX from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. Learn the steps, formations and dances with a fully qualified teacher. Please bring your own drink. It’s good fun, good company and great music. For more information contact Anita on 01460 929383 or email anitaandjim22@gmail.com or just come along and bring a friend.

Beaminster Museum Winter Talk at 2.30. Pauline Thorne talks about the Poor and Poor Laws in Georgian Beaminster. Records provide us with a glimpse into the lives of people who often left no other traces of their existence (other than possibly their DNA). We can follow the history of individuals over time in stories worthy of a Thomas Hardy novel. Entry £3. Reduced seating, first come first served. See website for further information www.beaminstermuseum.co.uk

3 November

East Devon Ramblers ​A strenuous 11 mile walk. Beer. Tel:01297-625045

Eve’s Creation A curated programme of six short artist films by women from the South West, exploring themes including the body, adolescence, nature, the sea, community, and earth. The event includes a discussion hosted by art historian Katrina Millar and Dr Jo Millar. Bridport Arts Centre 7 pm. Tickets £8. Tel. 01308 427183.

Bridport Scottish Dancers Scottish Country Dancing is fun and the group is friendly. All welcome, you don’t need a partner, soft shoes appreciated. 7.15pm – 10.00pm.Salwayash village hall. £2.00/session, first one free Contact Malcolm 07790 323343 or see bridportscottishdancers.org.uk

Art and Design History course ‘Late Medieval and Early Renaissance course’, 6wk course. This course looks across painting, architecture & the decorative arts. 6.30pm, on Zoom. On line course fee is £55. Tutor Pam Simpson MA. Pam is Associate Lecturer at University of the Arts in London. Contact:  chris.pamsimpson@btinternet.com or telephone 01300 321715 to book.

4 November

‘Studying the Threads of Life’ by Tracy Chevalier. Tracy will discuss her recent novel ‘A Single Thread’ Hosted by Friends of Lyme Regis Museum to celebrate 100 years of the Museum. Woodmead Hall, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. Starting at 2.30pm. Museum Friends £3, Visitors £5.

Happy Days are Here Again 2pm Celebrating the anniversary of VE Day. Join us for a patriotic fun-packed show full of nostalgic, merriment and song. The Beehive Honiton www.beehivehoniton.co.uk 01404 384050

Lyme Voices Community Choir 19.30 to 21.15. Sing for fun. Learn tunes by ear. Everyone welcome. Baptist Church (pine hall round the back), Silver St., Lyme Regis, DT7 3NY. Phone 01297 445078 or email petelinnett2@hotmail.com. Please let us know if you are coming.

‘Dearly Beloved’ Charlie Bicknell and Louise Innes perform their new cabaret ‘Dearly Beloved’. Bridport Arts Centre, Thursday 4th November, 8pm. Tickets £17/15 01308 427183

Mike Stephens talk on ‘Have a wonderful Winter Garden’ at 2.30pm at the James Hargreve Hall Morcombelake. Free to members, £4 on the door for non-members.

Tatworth Flower club holding flower arranging demonstration, Alison Finch ‘Well Read’. At Tatworth Memorial hall, TA20 2QW. open 1.30pm all welcome,visitors £6. Further details Julie Kettle 01934 248536

Bait (2019, UK, 15, 89 mins, Director: Mark Jenkin) 7:30 pm. Clapton & Wayford Village Hall (TA18 8PS). Membership £22, guests £4 per film. Contact mickpwilson53@btinternet.com or ring Mick Wilson on 01460 74849 or Di Crawley on 01460 30508. Sensible COVID-19 precautions are in place.

5 November

Firework Display at Broadwindsor Cricket Ground. Bar, BBQ, hot soup, and mulled wine from 5.30 pm. Fireworks at 7 pm.

Art History course ‘Romantic Moderns’ in art English landscape painting. 6 wk course. 2pm on Zoom. On line course fee £55. Tutor Pam Simpson MA. Pam is an Associate Lecturer at University of the Arts in London. Contact:  chris.pamsimpson@btinternet.com or telephone 01300 321715 to book.

6 November

Bridport & West Dorset Rambling Club 8 mile walk from Foxbrake. For further information please ring 01308 898484 or 01308 863340.

 

Craft Fair – A ‘Support The Hall’ Event 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Free Entry. The David Hall Roundwell Street, South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5AA. Tickets can be booked via the website www.thedavidhall.org.uk or by phone on 01460 240 340.

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman 8:00 pm Tickets: £18.50. £17.50 concessions The David Hall Roundwell Street, South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5AA. Tickets can be booked via the website www.thedavidhall.org.uk or by phone on 01460 240 340.

7 November

‘Lyme in the 1920s’ by Ken Gollop This talk celebrates the 100th anniversary of Lyme Regis Museum. Hosted by Friends of Lyme Regis Museum. Woodmead Hall, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. Starting at 2.30pm. Arrive early for a seat! Admission £3.

Ninebarrow St Mary’s Church, Dorchester. Dt1 2LY 8pm £18 / £16 members and concessions. www.dorchesterarts.org.uk

East Devon Ramblers​​A leisurely 7 mile walk. Newton Pop. Tel: 07786-077-407

Ninebarrow 8pm, St Mary’s Church, Dorchester DT1 2LY www.dorchesterarts.org.uk/2021/08/19/sun-7-november-ninebarrow/ Ticket price: £18 / £16 members & concessions

8 November

Scottish Dancing in Chardstock Evening of Scottish Dancing at Chardstock Village Hall.  7.30 – 10.00 pm. Tea and coffee provided and no partner required.  Contact David on 01460 65981.  Cost £1.50 www.chardscottishdancing.org

All Is Mended 2pm. A repurposing of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Living Room Theatre. The Beehive Honiton www.beehivehoniton.co.uk 01404 384050.

Hawkchurch Film Nights in association with Devon Moviola, proudly presents ‘Dream Horse’ (113mins, Cert. PG – mild bad language, sex references) at Hawkchurch Village Hall, EX13 5XW.Doors open at 6.00pm for our new regular start time of 6.30pm. Tickets £5, either in advance from csma95@gmail.com or 01297 678176, or on the door. Refreshments available.

9 November

Scottish Country Dancing every Tuesday at Ashill Village hall TA19 9LX from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. Learn the steps, formations and dances with a fully qualified teacher. Please bring your own drink. It’s good fun, good company and great music. For more information contact Anita on 01460 929383 or email anitaandjim22@gmail.com or just come along and bring a friend.

10 November

East Devon Ramblers ​​A moderate 10 mile walk. Lamberts Castle. Tel: 07870-804711.

Bridport Scottish Dancers Scottish Country Dancing is fun and the group is friendly. All welcome, you don’t need a partner, soft shoes appreciated. 7.15pm – 10.00pm. St Mary’s Church Hall, South Street. £2.00/session, first one free Contact Malcolm 07790 323343 or  bridportscottishdancers.org.uk

10 & 11 November

Kilmington Community Cinema “The Last Bus” starring Timothy Spall & Phyllis Logan, at Kilmington Village Hall (EX13 7RF) Thursday 11th matinee.  Pre-booking is advisable as there is limited seating (COVID spacing), doors open 6.45pm, film starts 7.15 on Wednesday. Thursday matinee doors open 2pm film starts 2.15. Cream Teas are served during the interval but MUST be booked when pre-booking seats. Tickets can be pre-booked by email: wattsjohn307@gmail.com, see www.kilmingtonvillage.com/other-organisations.html for more information.

11 – 13 November

The History Hut at Low Ham will be open 11-4 pm. Free entry (donations welcome). Displays, books and information on local history. Karen Cook 01458 250661.

11 November

Lyme Voices Community Choir 19.30 to 21.15. Sing for fun. Learn tunes by ear. Everyone welcome. Baptist Church (pine hall round the back), Silver St., Lyme Regis, DT7 3NY. Phone 01297 445078 or email petelinnett2@hotmail.com. Please let us know if you are coming.

Turn Lyme Green presents the film SEED the Untold Story. 94% of our seed diversity has disappeared. SEED follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old legacy. 7.00pm for 7.30pm Baptist Church, top of Broad Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3HR. www.turnlymegreen.co.uk

Crewkerne Gardening Club is pleased to welcome you to the A.G.M. where Ian Tribe will talk about “ Improving plant varieties”. This will be held in the Henhayes Centre at 7.30pm, all welcome!

12 November

Sound Of Metal (15) doors at 7, film at 7.30pm Tickets in advance from Eleos (correct cash only, please, in an envelope), Barron’s and the PO for £5 for adults or £2.50 for children; or on the night for £6 and £3. Also available on ticketsource (cashless transaction).

Police Dog Hogan 8pm. An eclectic seven-piece -fiddle, trumpet, mandolin, drums and guitars with four-part harmonies in a fusing of country, pop, folk, and urban bluegrass. Guardian columnist Tim Dowling on banjo. The Beehive Honiton www.beehivehoniton.co.uk 01404 384050

East Devon Ramblers​ ​​A moderate 5 mile walk. Axminster. Tel:01395-567450.

Dorset National Park proposal: talk to Lyme Regis u3a by Richard Brown 11 am. To join the talk, presented via zoom, log into www.lymeregisu3a.org and join up. At just £12 pa, membership represents a terrific deal, with two monthly talks and lots of group activities available to the current 500 members.

Rocketman at 7.30pm, at the Village Hall, The Causeway, Milborne St Andrew DT11 0JX. Doors and bar open 7.00. Tickets cost £5, which includes a drink or an icecream (Contactless payment preferred)

Jonah Hitchens Band Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis. Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazz-jurassica

13 November

Bridport & West Dorset Rambling Club 6.5 mile walk from Came Wood. For further information please ring 01308 898484 or 01308 863340.

Martyn Joseph @ 8:00 pm Tickets: £19 Full. £18 Concessions. The David Hall Roundwell Street, South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5AA. Tickets can be booked via the website www.thedavidhall.org.uk or by phone on 01460 240 340.

Beaminster Museum annual book sale 10.00am -1.00pm.  Large range of subjects as well as fiction. Shop also open with local cards and gifts. See website for further information www.beaminstermuseum.co.uk

Wishbone Ash 7.30pm. With main man Andy Powell still at the helm they are undoubtedly one of the most celebrated bands in the history of rock. The Beehive Honiton www.beehivehoniton.co.uk 01404 384050

14 November

St Michael’s Church Lyme Regis, 4.30pm. Lyme Bay Chorale sings Fauré’s Requiem to mark Remembrance Sunday. Conducted by Nick Brown with Alex Davies on the organ. Free entry with a retiring collection.

East Devon Ramblers​​A leisurely 5 mile walking treasure hunt. Budleigh. Tel: 01395-266668

Rowan Rheingans tour “Dispatches on The Red Dress” visits Bridport Arts Centre, 9 South St. Bridport, DT6 3NR. Doors: 19:30  Tickets: £12.00  Box Office: 01309 424204

15 November

Scottish Dancing in Chardstock Evening of Scottish Dancing at Chardstock Village Hall. 7.30 – 10.00 pm.  Tea and coffee provided and no partner required.  Contact David on 01460 65981  Cost £1.50  www.chardscottishdancing.org

Hawkchurch History Society Old Uncle Tom Cobley and All. The History of ‘Widdicombe Fair’. 7pm Village hall. After the recent publication of his book, Todd Gray returns to give us the curious history behind Devon’s famous ‘Anthem’ and the real story behind the song – of which he has some 50 variations. Covid-19:  Seating will be separated to allow for social distancing, and the wearing of masks would be appreciated until people have taken their seats.

16 November

Scottish Country Dancing every Tuesday at Ashill Village hall TA19 9LX from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. Learn the steps, formations and dances with a fully qualified teacher. Please bring your own drink. It’s good fun, good company and great music. For more information contact Anita on 01460 929383 or email anitaandjim22@gmail.com or just come along and bring a friend.

Beaminster Museum Winter talk  Penny Ruddock talks about Bath and fashion in the eighteenth century. Penny retired as  Bath’s Costume Museum Curator, and lived for some years in Beaminster. 2.30pm. Entry £3. Reduced seating, first come first served.  See website for further information www.beaminstermuseum.co.uk

17 November

Sherborne Group of the Dorset Wildlife Trust meeting. Talk is ‘Otters and the Stour Valley Way’ by Ken Hutchinson. In the Digby Memorial Church Hall in Digby Road at 7.30pm. £3.00 per person.

Beehive Folk Café 7.30pm. Come along to sing or listen in the Beehive bar with our lovely folkie host, Sue King. Free entry. The Beehive Honiton www.beehivehoniton.co.uk 01404 384050

Colyton & District Garden Society ‘Plant Conservation in the National Trust’, a talk by Chris Trimmer, National Trust Nursery Manager. Colyford Memorial Hall 7.30pm – members free, guests £3. All Covid precautions will be observed.  For information: Sue Price 01297 552362.

Bridport Scottish Dancers Scottish Country Dancing is fun and the group is friendly. All welcome, you don’t need a partner, soft shoes appreciated. 7.15pm – 10.00pm. St Mary’s Church Hall, South Street. £2.00/session, first one free Contact Malcolm 07790 323343 or bridportscottishdancers.org.uk

18 November

Lyme Voices Community Choir 19.30 to 21.15. Sing for fun. Learn tunes by ear. Everyone welcome. Baptist Church (pine hall round the back), Silver St., Lyme Regis, DT7 3NY. Phone 01297 445078 or email petelinnett2@hotmail.com. Please let us know if you are coming.

Sara Colman Band Calling all Joni Mitchell fans! celebrate her music on 50th anniversary of iconic album, Blue. Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis. Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazz-jurassica

Arts Society West Dorset “Letting William Morris off the Hook”. A new look at Arts and Crafts Architecture. Speaker Dr Julian Holder. 2.30pm Bridport Town Hall. Visitors welcome £7.50.

Bridport Climate Café 2-4pm at  Soulshine Café, South Street A climate café is an informal, supportive space where you can talk about your feelings on climate change. The group will be supported by trained volunteer facilitators: it’s a confidential space for respectful listening, whatever your views. All are welcome, including young adults from 16 up. It’s not a therapy group, and it’s not a place for discussing or planning action, important as that is. Free of charge, no need to book. Please arrive promptly, get yourself a hot drink, maybe some cake, and join us. No regular commitment needed, leave any time you want! For any queries, contact Alan Heeks, 07976 602787.

Arts Society West Dorset: Letting William Morris of the Hook. A new look at Arts and Crafts Architecture. Speaker Dr Julian Holder 2.30pm Bridport Town Hall. Visitors welcome-£7.50 For more info our website: taswestdorset.org.uk

19 November

East Devon Ramblers​​A leisurely 5 mile walk. Colaton Raleigh. Tel: 07706-078143.

Indian Story Telling and a Spice & Rice Curry at Wootton Fitzpaine Village Hall show at 7.45pm Doors open at 7pm for you to buy your meal from Spice & Rice outside the hall. Artsreach presents Emily Hennessey & Sheema Mukherjee in ‘Ganga – Tales of the River’ Contact  01297 560948 to book your tickets for your “bubble” and to give numbers buying a curry. Show Tickets are £10, U18 : £5,  Family : £22 Closed Bottle Bar, Spice & Rice Thali plate £13 available to buy on the night Tickets also available online at www.artsreach.co.uk.

The Goat Roper Rodeo Band @ 8:00 pm Tickets: £17 Full. £16 Concessions The David Hall Roundwell Street, South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5AA. Tickets can be booked via the website www.thedavidhall.org.uk or by phone on 01460 240 340.

Trio Klein 11.30 am three award-winning and critically acclaimed musicians, Bridport Arts Centre – 11.30am. Box Office: 01308 424901 – Bridport Tourist Information Centre – All online ticket sales via the Bridport Arts Centre at www.bridport-arts.com . Town parking & car parks, Disabled access.

Trio Klein 7.30 pm – St Pwtwr & Paul Church, Uplyme, Lyme Regis, Dorset , DT7 3DT – Doors open 6.45pm. Covid regulations: as required at the time. Box Office: Uplyme Stores, Lyme Rd, Uplyme, DT7 3UY – 01823 252658 – concertsinthewest@gmail.com Disabled access. Parking nearby.

19 & 20 November

Jazz with John Law “One of the UK’s most imaginative and versatile jazz pianists” (International Piano Magazine 2014) returns to Tincleton to present a broad spectrum of his solo piano compositions, from earlier to more recent works, with the emphasis on melody. Tincleton Gallery, The Old School House, Tincleton, nr Dorchester, DT2 8QR Opening / performance times: doors open 19:30; concert starts 20:00 Admission fee: £15. 01305 848 909. http://www.tincletongallery.com

19, 20 & 21 November

No Time To Die (12A) 7pm. Sunday screening with captions and socially distanced. The Beehive Honiton www.beehivehoniton.co.uk 01404 384050

20 November

Powerstock Artsreach at The Hut at 7.30pm: Emily Hennessey & Sheema Mukherjee in ‘Ganga – Tales of the River’  Adult: £10 : Under 18:  £5 : Family:  £22   Enq: 01308 485730  or  07817 429907 or www.artsreach.co.uk

Trio Klein 7.30 pm The Dance House, Gouldsbrook View, North Street, Crewkerne, Somerset, TA18 7AL. Doors open – 6.45pm. Covid regulations: as required at the time. Box office: email: concertsinthewest@gmail.com OR call 01823 252658 (BACS or cheques) (answerphone message if no one is available). OR the Tourist Information Centre in Crewkerne – 01460 75928.

Bridport & West Dorset Rambling Club 8 mile walk from Abbotsbury. For further information please ring 01308 898484 or 01308 863340.

Christmas Fayre at Misterton W.I. Hall from 10.30 to 2. Free entry. All proceeds to the upkeep of our Hall.  Enq. Carol Walker, 01460 74808.

Jurassic Art and Craft Fayre 10.00 –  4.00 Gifts of wood, glass, pottery, stitched and felted items, cards, paintings, cakes, jams and refreshments set out among the fascinating displays of fossils at Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, DT6 6LL. 01297 560772

Quiz Night – A ‘Support The David Hall’ Event 7:30 pm Tickets: £7 incl. supper. No concessions. Advanced booking only by Wednesday 17 November. Maximum four team members. The David Hall Roundwell Street, South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5AA. Tickets can be booked via the website www.thedavidhall.org.uk or by phone on 01460 240 340.

Grand Christmas Fayre St Mary’s Church, Charminster DT2 9RD 11.00am to 4.00pm. Lots of lovely stalls to browse and buy from – Cakes, Gifts,  Cards & Decorations, Preserves and Pickles, Puzzles & Games, New and Nearly New, Bric-a-Brac, China and Glass, Tombola, ‘Kids Corner’ plus Mulled Wine and Mince Pies.  All welcome – Admission Free.

21 November

Singing Bowl Soundbath 2pm-4pm The Scout Hall, Redcotts Lane, Wimborne Minster, BH21 1JX, Dorset £15 Please book firmly in advance–no ‘on the spot’ admissions. 01935 389655 ahiahel@live.com ffi www.centreforpuresound.org/events

Trio Klein 3pm – St Laurence Church, Upwey, Church Street, Nr Weymouth, DT3 5QE. Covid regulations: as required at the time. Box office: Broadway Stores – 01305 812019 OR concertsinthewest@gmail.com – 01823 252658 (BACS or cheques) (answerphone message if no one is available). Church and village parking. Disabled access. Interval refreshments.

Afternoon Concert given by The Occasional Singers at 3.00pm ‘To sleep, perchance to dream’ St Mary’s Church, Edward Road, Dorchester DT1 2HL

22 November

Scottish Dancing in Chardstock Evening of Scottish Dancing at Chardstock Village Hall 7.30 – 10.00 pm.  Tea and coffee provided and no partner required.  Contact David on 01460 65981  Cost £1.50  www.chardscottishdancing.org

23 November

Scottish Country Dancing every Tuesday at Ashill Village hall TA19 9LX from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. Learn the steps, formations and dances with a fully qualified teacher. Please bring your own drink. It’s good fun, good company and great music. For more information contact Anita on 01460 929383 or email anitaandjim22@gmail.com or just come along and bring a friend.

Bridport & District u3a presents a talk by Nicola Dunsford about the new areas of Cancer Research, in the Bridport United Church Hall at 2pm, followed by refreshments. Covid safety measures will be in place and pre-booking is essential as numbers will be limited. Visit www.bridportu3a.org.uk or email info@bridportu3a.org.ok for further details.

24 November

East Devon Ramblers ​​A moderate 8 mile walk. Quantock Ridge. Tel: 07737-182454.

Bridport Scottish Dancers Scottish Country Dancing is fun and the group is friendly. All welcome, you don’t need a partner, soft shoes appreciated. 7.15pm – 10.00pm. St Mary’s Church Hall, South Street. £2.00/session, first one free Contact Malcolm 07790 323343 or bridportscottishdancers.org.uk

The Skimmity Hitchers Bridport’s iconic W I Hall. Doors open at 7 pm. Advance tickets are £10.00 (plus 60p booking fee) and available online or in person from Bridport Tourist Information Centre.

Coffee Morning 10:00 am Entry is Free. The David Hall Roundwell Street, South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5AA. Tickets can be booked via the website www.thedavidhall.org.uk or by phone on 01460 240 340.

Looking for Agnes – A talk by Karen Hunt to celebrate a Bridport Pioneer in the fight for Women’s rights and commemorate Bridport’s first woman Town Councillor on the centenary of her election 2pm-4pm at Bridport WI Hall. Tickets £3 from Bridport TIC or online at www.bridportandwestbay.co.uk – to include a celebratory cup of tea and cake For more info call 01308 424901

25 November

Lyme Voices Community Choir 19.30 to 21.15. Sing for fun. Learn tunes by ear. Everyone welcome. Baptist Church (pine hall round the back), Silver St., Lyme Regis, DT7 3NY. Phone 01297 445078 or email petelinnett2@hotmail.com. Please let us know if you are coming.

Illustrated talk on Birds of West Bexington & Cogden  Bridport WI Hall, North Street, 2.30pm.  Tea/biscuits.  Raffle.  £5; members £4.  Raffle.  In aid of Bridport Millennium Green. Details Sandra Brown, 01308 423078.

Nostalgic Cinema: Funny Face (U) 2pm Dementia-friendly. Gershwin musical starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire. A photo shoot at a bookshop brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk. The Beehive Honiton www.beehivehoniton.co.uk 01404 384050

Skerryvore – A ‘Chance to Dance’ Event 8:00 pm Tickets: £23. No concessions The David Hall Roundwell Street, South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5AA. Tickets can be booked via the website www.thedavidhall.org.uk or by phone on 01460 240 340.

26 November

East Devon Ramblers ​​A leisurely 6 mile walk. Kilmington. Tel: 01392-873881.

Petherton Picture Show Presents: The Father (12A) (2020) 8:00 pm. Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Coleman, Mark Gatiss Tickets: £5 The David Hall Roundwell Street, South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5AA. Tickets can be booked via the website www.thedavidhall.org.uk or by phone on 01460 240 340.

Shylock 7.30pm Explore the tragic, funny and often unbelievable life of fiction’s most famous Jew in this acclaimed theatre production that has toured over 50 countries. Written/performed by Gareth Armstrong. Age 15+. The Beehive Honiton www.beehivehoniton.co.uk 01404 384050

27 November

Lyme Morris Dancers Xmas Lights Lyme Regis 5 pm.

Chideock WI Christmas Cracker Chideock WI will be holding their annual Christmas Fayre on 27th November in Chideock Village Hall. Noon – 3.00pm.  Join us for a light lunch and visit the stalls. For more details email chideockwi@gmail.com.

Bridport & West Dorset Rambling Club 8 mile walk from Thorncombe Thorn. For further information please ring 01308 898484 or 01308 863340.

Christmas Craft Fayre at Musbury Village Hall – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm. Variety of local craft stalls including pottery, pyrography pictures, cards, jams and chutneys and Church cake stall, tombola and raffle. Refreshments including bacon buttys! Proceeds to St Michaels Church Musbury. Enquiries 01297 552440/552711

Christmas Market Stockland Victory Hall. 10am – 12 noon. Festive Crafts, Local Produce, Refreshments & much more!

Bookings/ Information. Tel. 01404 881535. monica.parris@btconnect.com.

Acoustic Night – 7:30pm On our performers’ night, The David Hall hands over its professional stage and outstanding acoustics to budding artists of all genres. If you would like to attend our Acoustic Night as a performer or audience member then please email Chris Watts at folk@chriswatts.org or call 07715501157. Please pre-book your performance slot or seat. Do not walk-up on the night! Entry by suggested donations of £2 The David Hall Roundwell Street, South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5AA. Tickets can be booked via the website www.thedavidhall.org.uk or by phone on 01460 240 340.

“Strictly @The Speedwell” – Crewkerne A presentation by Rachael Harding on her dancing years at International Ballroom Dancing Competitions. Stories, pictures, dancing props, as well as demonstration of some key steps and encouragement for  the audience to try them out for themselves. £10 per ticket, to include Cream Tea 2:30pm to 5:00pm. Tickets from Crewkerne Information Centre. www.the speedwell co.uk. Tel.01460 271767

Race Night is Back! * Licensed Bar * Spot cash prizes *£8.50 pp including Fish ‘n Chip or Burger Supper, South Perrott Village Hall – Doors 6.00 first race 6.30. Bookings – Mike Gardner 01935 891669

28 November

Bridport Chamber Orchestra Autumn Concert 3 pm. Including Vivaldi’s violin concert ‘L’Amoroso’, soloist Alexandra Ennis and pieces by Holst, Greig, Elgar and Pamela Harrison, followed by teas.  Tickets £10 on the door (students free entry).  St Swithun’s Church, Bridport.  01935 824786 for further information.

East Devon Ramblers ​​A moderate 9.6 mile walk. Dalwood. Tel: 01297-552313.

Pop-Up Vintage. A fabulous selection of clothes, toys, textiles, accessories, books and much, much more for a truly sustainable and memorable Christmas. Open every day until January 3rd. except for the 25th and the 26th December from 10.00am ’til 4.00pm. The Courtyard Gallery, Town Mill, Lyme Regis Contact: Town Mill, Lyme Regis.

Singing Bowl Soundbath 2-4PM  Oborne Village Hall, Oborne, nr. Sherborne, Dorset DT9 4LA £15 Please book firmly in advance–no ‘on the spot’ admissions. 01935 389655 ahiahel@live.com ffi www.centreforpuresound.org/events

29 November

Talk by Steve Eches who has a scientifically important fossil museum in Kimmeridge – ‘Stories from Deep Time’.  United Church Hall, East Street, Bridport at 2.30 pm. Golden Cap Association.  Entry members- £2, non-members – £5.   More information 01308 459855.

Scottish Dancing in Chardstock Evening of Scottish Dancing at Chardstock Village Hall 7.30 – 10.00 pm.  Tea and coffee provided and no partner required.  Contact David on 01460 65981.  Cost £1.50  www.chardscottishdancing.org

30 November

Scottish Country Dancing every Tuesday at Ashill Village hall TA19 9LX from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. Learn the steps, formations and dances with a fully qualified teacher. Please bring your own drink. It’s good fun, good company and great music. For more information contact Anita on 01460 929383 or email anitaandjim22@gmail.com or just come along and bring a friend.