Coast and Countryside Events

Monday 29 July

National Trust South Dorset Association 7.30 pm “A History of Indian Gardens – a Two-way Trade” a talk by Christine Stones. Brownsword Hall, Pummery Square, Poundbury, DT1 3GW. Presented by the National Trust South Dorset Association. Members £3 Non-members £4 inc. tea/biscuits No need to book. Please note this is an evening talk. Contact: Geoffrey and Elizabeth Wrench 01300 321601.

Axminster Carnival Bingo Eyes down 8pm Axminster Guildhall.

 

Mon 29 July – Friday 2 August

Actiontrack Show Build Week A five-day summer school for young people between the ages of 8 and 18. The David Hall, South Petherton, TA13 5AA www.thedavidhall.org.uk 01460 240 340. Monday 10am – Friday 4pm.

 

Tuesday 30 July

Diesel Day Yeovil Railway Centre, Yeovil Junction 01935 410420 www.yeovilrailway.freeservers.com.

Merriott Gardening Club A presentation by Paul Cumberton on ‘Alluring Alpines’. This should be very interesting as Paul has been clambering over the hills and mountains of Austria to add to his knowledge of these small but lovely plants. Please meet at the Tithe Barn, Church Street at 7.30pm – refreshments and raffle and don’t forget to bring a flower for the Flower of the Month competition. Non-members £2 at the door – all very welcome.

 

Wednesday 31 July

Coffee Morning 10am – 12noon Free Entry. The David Hall, South Petherton, TA13 5AA www.thedavidhall.org.uk 01460 240 340.

Wyld Morris are dancing at Lyme Regis Lifeboat week 7.30pm between the Harbour Inn and the Royal Standard pub on Marine parade, Lyme Regis.

Talk & Display of Birds of Prey 7.30pm Uplyme Village Hall by Xtreme Falconry. Uplyme & Lyme Regis Horticultural Society. Real live owls, falcons, hawks and a magnificent eagle. All tickets £3 from Uplyme Post Office and RNLI Gift shop or ring Brian Cursley 07831 533580. Profits to Lifeboat Week.

 

Wed 31 July – Sat 3 August

The Sound of Music 7pm and Sat 2pm Adult £12, Child £8. Honiton Community Theatre Company return to The Beehive with one of the best known musicals of all time. The Beehive, Honiton. www.beehivehoniton.co.uk Box office 01404 384050.

 

Thursday 1 August

Axminster Country Market Thursdays 8.30am-12, Masonic Hall, South Street, Axminster. Come and meet the producers! Cakes, savouries, crafts, cut flowers, plants, free-range eggs, fruit & veg – all seasonal, produced in or near Axminster. Reduce your carbon footprint, with food you can trust. Tea & coffee available too, come and say hello.

West Dorset Ramblers 9.5 miles/15.3 km. Deepest Dorset & Jubilee Trail, Pound Cottage – Kingcombe Centre, Toller Pecorum, Winfield Eagle and West Compton. Starts at 10am. Bring picnic, no dogs. All welcome. Please call 01300 320346.

Wellbeing Walk at Radipole Lakes (Stepping into Nature) 11am – 12noon. This is a relaxed, sociable and gentle monthly walk which is open to all , a health walk for healthy body and mind. We generally walk about a mile in distance taking 40 minutes to 1 hour, usually around our Radipole reserve in the heart of Weymouth. You may see fabulous wildlife on the walk, but the focus is simply a stroll and chat. This walk is dementia friendly, and particularly suitable for anyone wishing to lose weight, recovering from illness or wanting to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Contact RSPB Radipole Lakes on 01305 778313. This event is free as it’s part of Stepping into Nature. Visit www.stepin2nature.org for more info.

Try your hand at boat building at West Bay Discovery Centre. Gail McGarva, a traditional wooden boat builder based in Lyme Regis will be joining us with her boat Freda. Come along and rivet a miniature boat plank and learn more about traditional boat building.(Part of Turner events in Bridport.) 11am – 3.30pm.  Free donations welcome. Further details www.westbaydiscoverycentre.org.uk.

Lyme History Walks 11am from the Marine Theatre, this and every Wed, Thurs and Sat in August.  Discover the unique and colourful history of Lyme Regis. Hear stories of amazing people including Mary Anning, and adventures on land and sea. Experienced Tour Guide: Chris Lovejoy. Lasts 1+1/2 hours. Cost: £8, Children half  www.lymehistorywalks.com  Call 01297 443140 mob 07518 777 258 for further information. Booking not required.

Historical Walking Tours of Colyton Every Thursday until 29 September at 2pm. Meet at the Dolphin Street Car park. Booking not necessary. £3 for adults, under 16s Free. To arrange a walk for a larger group please phone 01297 552514.

AV&DCS Family Explorer Afternoon 2pm – 4pm  Borrow Pit, Seaton Marshes LNR, with Penny Evans. £5 per family. Book with EDDC at wildeastdevon.co.uk or 01395 517557.

Talk ‘All boats have a story to tell’  4.30pm at West Bay Discovery Centre Renowned local traditional boat builder Gail McGarva will be entertaining us with the stories that lie behind the boats. This engaging event, not to be missed, is a fitting way to celebrate West Bay Discovery Centre’s 1st birthday. Limited numbers so book early tickets £3 from West Bay Discovery Centre or from Bridport TIC 01308 424901 Further details www.westbaydiscoverycentre.org.uk.

Beaminster Short Mat Bowls meeting in the Public Hall at 7pm every Thursday in August 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Lyme Regis Ghost Walk 7.30pm subject to the weather. Meet outside the museum. No unaccompanied children. Adults £8 ; 8 to 15 £4 ; 0 – 7 free. 0797 00 687  00 – but no need to book.

 

Friday 2 August

Seaton Lions Club Book Stall 9.30am – 1.30pm The Square , Seaton.

East Devon Ramblers leisurely 5 mile circular walk from Uplyme. 10am start. Dogs on short leads.01392 873881.

Swanage Gardening 10am-3pm (Stepping into Nature) Every Friday. Based at an old nursery, Greengage, offers a large greenhouse, planting beds and even a toilet block! Join in with various activities such as planting fruit and vegetables, cleaning vegetation and general maintenance. The Greengage nursery is still in it’s infancy so there is something for all abilities. Refreshments and tools will be provided. This activity is free and delivered by Dorset Wildlife Trust as part of Stepping into Nature. Contact Katie on 01202 692 033 or kwilkinson@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk to book. Visit www.stepin2nature.org for more info.

The Living Tree cancer self-help group. 12.45pm Mindfulness and Compassion with Sue Howse.

2pm Tripudio. 2.15pm speaker to be confirmed. 3.15pm – 4.15pm Therapy session – Worry Busting with Louise Wender.

Drop in any time between 2pm and 4.30pm at the Friends’ Meeting House, 95 South Street, Bridport DT6 3NZ. Tel 07341 916 976. www.thelivingtree.org.uk.

Summer Concerts at St Paul’s On Friday lunchtimes you can come and enjoy a tasty lunch, and follow it up with a short concert, featuring the renowned organ in the church, as well as other instruments. Lunches from 12noon for £4.50, concert tickets (bought on the day) are £5. Concerts begin at 1pm. Kevin Lane(organ) “Classic Favourites” www.honitoncofe.org/.

Actiontrack Show Build Performance 4pm At the end of a five-day summer school for children and students between the ages of 8 and 18, their parents, families and friends – plus Patrons of The David Hall – will have the opportunity to see what youngsters of South Somerset have created from scratch. Mike Penn, Chair of Petherton Arts Trust, explains: “The Actiontrack Show Build helps our young folk to develop their communication skills, boosts confidence and promotes teamwork in a way that will stay with them for life. Come along and see just how well young people can create, communicate and perform in ways that will delight you.” Free Entry. The David Hall, Roundwell Street, South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5AA www.thedavidhall.org.uk 01460 240 340.

Unique Boutique Event community evening street food markets back to East Devon for summer 2019. Friday evenings in the summer have become a way to get together over food and connect with your community. You’ll find a great location with views out across the Jurassic coast, the reasonably priced pop up bar and cool music to accompany your culinary journey around the world. Jubilee Gardens, Seaton, EX12 2QU First Friday of the month – 5pm – 9pm. Contact: Eleanor Carr chat@UniqueBoutiqueEvents.co.uk www.UniqueBoutiqueEvents.co.uk 07970 857696.

A Song for Summer in St Martin’s Church, N. Perrott at 7pm – Roma Loukes and Miriam Ryen (sopranos) will sing Opera, Operetta & Musical Theatre with piano solos by Jonathan Delbridge. Tickets to include refreshments and a glass of wine. £10 adults, 12 to 18 yrs £5, under 12’s free. Proceeds to the church.

Pete Allen Jazz Band Trad jazz with one of the UK’s top performers on clarinet.  Hugely popular with our audience, Pete’s last concert at IAC sold out – advance booking recommended! 8pm. Tickets £20 (£35 with pre-show supper at 7pm – must be pre-booked). Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN.  01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.

DJ Food – Kraftwerk: Klassics, Kovers & Kurios The Ninja Tune and Solid Steel legend presents a show that takes Kraftwerk’s various eras, looks, and line ups and combines them into a 90 minute collage of electro and techno—a visual history of the groundbreaking electronic group. With support from DJ James Baker. £12 early bird / £15 advance / £17 on the door Bar opens and starts at 8pm. The Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis www.marinetheatre.com.

 

Friday 2 – Friday 9 August

Folk Week Food and Craft Fair at Kennaway House. Local food, drinks and crafts on the lawn in the heart of Sidmouth. Kennaway House 01395 515551.

 

Saturday 3 August

The Great Bridport Bake-Off 1940s style Bridport Town Hall, 10am – 2pm free event, organised by the Bridport Heritage Forum. 40s Food. 40s Cooking, Tasting, Dig for Victory and ‘pop up’ British Restaurant. For more details contact Sheila Meaney on 01308 424169 or email: sheilannmeaney@btinterent.com.

Bridport & West Dorset Rambling Club 7.5 mile walk from Chideock Hardown Hill, West Hay Farm, Coast Path 10.30am start. Bring picnic. No dogs. All welcome. Please call 01308 898002.

Lyme History Walks 11am from the Marine Theatre, this and every Wed, Thurs and Sat in August.  Discover the unique and colourful history of Lyme Regis. Hear stories of amazing people including Mary Anning, and adventures on land and sea. Experienced Tour Guide: Chris Lovejoy. Lasts 1+1/2 hours. Cost: £8, Children half  www.lymehistorywalks.com  Call 01297 443140 mob 07518 777 258 for further information. Booking not required.

Free live music by Shiraz 11am – 1pm Female duo playing contemporary folk and popular covers accompanied by guitar and violin from 11, with interval music by Fragments: self-penned folk and popular tunes. This event forms part of the Music in the Garden season organised and sponsored each year by Axminster Arts. It will take place in the Courtyard Garden at the Arts Café Bar, The Old Courthouse, Church Street, Axminster EX13 5AQ. 01297 631455.

Dinosaur Footprints Walks to Keates Quarry 12noon – 2pm. Join Jurassic Coast Trust Ambassadors for leisurely, family-friendly Dinosaur Footprints Walks to Keates Quarry in Purbeck. Adults £6, children go free! Visit jurassicoast.org/shop to book or call 01308 807000. Also on 7, 10, 17, 21 and 24 August.

South Somerset Monochrome Group 10am – 12.30pm at The Monks Yard at Horton Manor, Horton Cross, Ilminster, TA19 9PY. “Exmouth Docks: The demise of a working port”  – An illustrated talk by Alan Humphries. All levels of experience welcome. £5 including refreshments. For more information please email southsomersetmonogroup@gmail.com.

Crewkerne Gardening Club Annual Show in the Henhayes Centre from 10.30am – 2pm. A feast for the senses with plants, produce, homecrafts and handicrafts in competition. If you would like to take part,

bring entries on Friday 2nd  between 6pm – 8pm. Childrens entries are free. Refreshments and raffle on the day. Details from Rosemary Prince- 01460 74290.

Harcombe House Open Garden With spectacular views across Charmouth & Lyme Bay, this ¾ acre beautiful formal garden and ½ acre wild garden in Morcombelake  (DT6 6EB) have been restored in a natural, relaxed style. Many unusual, visually-stunning shrubs & perennials on the steeply-sloped site. Open for the National Garden Scheme 3, 4 & 6 Aug, 11am – 5pm. Adm £5 chd free www.ngs.org.uk.

Loders Fete 2pm – 5pm in the grounds of Loders Court  DT6 3RZ (next to Loders Church). This year this traditional family fete will include a display from Xtreme Falconry, music from St Swithun’s Brass Band, Loders Pop-Up Bar and a host of stalls including new to you, bric-a-brac, books, cakes, local produce, etc, games and activities, raffle with cash prizes. Parking free. Dogs welcome. Entrance : £2 Children Under 12 free.

Landscape Detectives, Colyton 2pm – 4pm. Travel back into the mists of time on a gate leaning amble to see clues in this marvellous landscape that reveals the intriguing history of the Shute estate in Colyton Parish with local historian Colin Pady. From Iron Age hillforts, ancient salt routes, to medieval fayres and ox roasts, Colin has extensively researched this fascinating corner of the historic Shute Estate owned by the Pole Family for over three centuries. No booking necessary. Free Legacy to Landscape Community Heritage Project event. Fairly level terrain, using public footpaths, and country lanes. Meet Colyton Picnic Site, Hillhead, Colyton, SY 244 934.

Chardstock Annual Show 2.30pm Flowers, garden and home produce, arts and crafts. Chardstock Community Hall, Westcombes, EX13 7BJ. Admission: Adults 50p, children free. Everyone welcome. Refreshments.

Whitford & District Produce Association Annual Summer Show & Dog Show 2pm – 5.30pm Whitford Sports Field, Whitford. Display of a large selection of vegetables, flowers, cookery & handicrafts, plus side shows & stalls, Brass Band & Jurrasix singers entertainment, Bouncy Castle, Tractors old & new, Classic cars, food & refreshments. Adults £2, children free. Parking available in the field. More info Hon. Secretary Christine 07872621094.

Yarcombe Terrier Racing event when more than 60 terriers will compete in eight races in what has become a very popular gathering of owners and their dogs from as far away as 100 miles from this East Devon community. Some people have entered their terriers while they have enjoyed a weeks holiday nearby, such is the attraction of the event. From an idea by locals John Salter and Frank Bond which saw the first races held in 1975, the event has been held every year since then and now includes a variety of stalls, tote, plus hot and cold food and a well stocked bar,  bouncy castle, assault course and other facilities. The gates open at 4.30pm with the first race at 5.30pm and children are welcome to join in the fun. Entry is £5 with children under 16 free. If anyone wishes to enter their terrier for the races it is not too late to contact Chris on     yarcombe.racing@gmail.com.

HiDDeN Popular local band will be performing in The Shelters, Lyme Regis for Carnival Week from 8.30pm -10pm to warm up the fireworks.

Scottish Dancing Party in Chardstock. Evening of Scottish Dancing at Chardstock Village Hall, tea or coffee included. 7.30pm – 10 pm. No partner required. Contact David on 01460 65981; Ann on 01308 422927; or Andrew on 01297 33461, or just come along, Summer Party, please bring a plate of food to share. www.chardscottishdancing.org.

 

Saturday 3 – Friday 9 August

Artist Artisan An exhibition of Fine Art, Sculpture and Contemporary Craft. Free Entry. Kennaway House 01395 515551.

 

Sunday 4 August

Cattistock Countryside Show 9am – 5pmThe show is a really great value day out at £10 for a full car or £5 for a single person in the car. There is also main ring events a Horse Show, a flower show, a 36 class dog show, a Perry’s corner and other have a go activities and of course trade stands and more. See www.cattistockshow.co.uk/ for more details.

Dorchester Summer Vegan Market Free Entry from 10am – 3pm over two floors of the Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1HF. Both floors are fully accessible. A large dining area and 40+ stalls offering delicious hot and cold food, tea, coffee and yummy cakes, health and beauty care, ethical clothing & perfume, information, advice and so much more. For further information e-mail wdveganevents@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/events/446511529453668.

Steam Train Day and Tractor Show Yeovil Railway Centre Yeovil Junction, Stoford BA22 9UU. Still open for more tractors – call John on 01297 32935 – otherwise visit www.yeovilrailway.freeservers.com.

East Devon Ramblers leisurely 9 mile circular walk from Wimbleball Lake. 10am start and bring picnic. Dogs on short leads. 07472 485499.

Open garden at The Old Rectory (Pulham DT2 7EA): 4 acres of formal & informal garden, 10 acres of woodland walks and splendid views. Yew pyramids, circular borders, exuberantly-planted terrace, box parterres, pond, fernery, ha-ha, pleached hornbeam circle, flourishing bog garden. Open 4 & 8 August 2pm – 5pm in aid of the National Garden Scheme charities. Adm £6 chd free www.ngs.org.uk.

Entertainer Darron Garnett performing on the bandstand in Greenhill Gardens, The Espanande, Weymouth. Free Entrance 2pm – 4pm. A Friends of Greenhill Gardens Event 01305 775829  janechandler123@hotmail.com www.greenhill-gardens.co.uk.

Afternoon Teas at Clapton & Wayford Village Hall 2pm – 5pm– sandwiches, cakes, scones with jam & cream, tea/coffee (£5), in a friendly atmosphere with a lovely view. Disabled facilities, ample parking; all welcome. Further information/booking from Julia (01460 72769).

 

Monday 5 August

Severalls Jubilee Bowls Club Coaching for All ages 10am – 12noon at War Memorial Grounds, Severalls Park Avenue, Crewkerne, TA18 8HQ (entrance off Lang Road). Fancy trying outdoor bowls? Come and have an enjoyable morning at a very friendly club with bowls provided and refreshments halfway through and please wear flat soled footwear. For more information please phone Geoff Kerr on 01308 867221.

Chard History Group assembled at Ford Abbey at 10am. John Allen, the veteran Talks Speaker to Chard History Group is to show the group around The Old Cisterian Abbey built almost 900 years ago and today the wonderful English Gothic setting was created by the Prideaux family. After the tour, “The Gardens for all Seasons” surrounded the Abbey and medieval vaulted Undercroft Tearoom is near by.

Inspired by Archives 10.30am -12noon (Stepping into Nature). Enjoy the countryside? Love history? Enjoy both with pictures, maps or recordings at the Dorset History Centre (Dorchester) and learn something new about the natural world and local artists. The group is open to everyone including carers, those with dementia or with mobility, sensory or learning difficulties or those who would just enjoy the company and stimulation. It’s all about relaxing, meeting new people and having fun. Contact Maria on 01305 228947 or m.gayton@dorsetcc.gov.uk to book. Visit www.stepin2nature.org for more info.

Axminster Carnival Bingo Eyes down 8pm Axminster Guildhall.

 

Tuesday 6 August

West Dorset Ramblers 8.0 miles/12.9 km. Hidden Valleys of Poorton. Powerstock, South Poorton, West Milton. Starts at 10am. Bring picnic, no dogs. All welcome. Please call 01308 898484.

Diesel Day 11am – 3pm Yeovil Railway Centre, Yeovil Junction 01935 410420 www.yeovilrailway.freeservers.com.

Sing and stroll in Bridport (Stepping into Nature) Every Tuesday. If you would like to gently improve your fitness, sing along, meet others, exercise your memory or just meet up and have fun, this is for you. Join on a guided walk to natural spaces in and around Bridport. On the way we will stop and sing. Led by experienced singing leader Tina Bridgman. Each walk is designed to avoid stiles and difficult terrain, and will have the option of a short, medium or longer walk to suit your fitness and time. Basic refreshments will be provided. All These walks are Free and are dementia friendly. Starting at 1.30pm at Buckydoo Square in Bridport.  To book your place email timeandscale@gmail.com or call Peter on 07817 397331. Visit www.stepin2nature.org for more info.

Elmer the Elephant Bridport Arts Centre, 9A South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR 2pm £16

01308424204 www.bridport-arts.com. This show features a menagerie of 21 lovable puppets, tells the tale of an elephant that stands out but ultimately realizes that his friends have always valued his unique characteristics. Suitable for age 1+ but all are welcome.

The Mothership Programme Sharon Bennett 5pm – 6pm Artist talk. Sharon Bennett is a socially engaged artist and collaborator. Working with communities, artists or family and friends. Her work blurs the boundaries between traditional positions of artist, artwork and audience. The Mothership Summer Programme. held at Copse Barn, Dorset DT6 3TQ. me@annabest.info, mothershipresidencies.tumblr.com.

Lyme Regis Ghost Walk 7.30pm subject to the weather. Meet outside the museum. No unaccompanied children. Adults £8 ; 8 to 15 £4 ; 0 – 7 free. 0797 00 687  00 – but no need to book.

 

 

Tue 6 August – Sat 31 August

Flower arranging through the decades to celebrate the anniversary of the National Flower arranging Society. Burton Bradstock Community Library Monday Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 3pm –   5pm, Tuesday & Saturday 10am – 12noon. For further information on all events please email: info@burtonbradstocklibrary.org.uk or go to www.burtonbradstocklibrary.org.uk.

 

Wednesday 7 August

Benefits Advice Session at Age UK Shop, Bridport… an initiative by Dorset Welfare Benefits Partnership.

Age UK Dorchester and Dorset County Council’s Welfare Benefits Team are working together to help older Bridport residents to maximise their benefits entitlements. Advice sessions will be held on the first Wednesday in each month, between 9.30am – 12noon at Age UK Shop, Bridport, and will be strictly by appointment. To make an appointment, please contact our Bridport Shop on 01308 424859 or at 16 West Street, Bridport DT6 3QP.

AV&DCS Insect Walk 10.30am – 1pm, Trinity Hill with Martin Drake. Meet at Trinity Hill LNR car park SY307959.

East Devon Ramblers moderate 10 mile circular walk from Tarr Steps. 10.30am start and bring picnic. Dogs on short leads. 01297 23424.

Lyme History Walks 11am from the Marine Theatre, this and every Wed, Thurs and Sat in August.  Discover the unique and colourful history of Lyme Regis. Hear stories of amazing people including Mary Anning, and adventures on land and sea. Experienced Tour Guide: Chris Lovejoy. Lasts 1+1/2 hours. Cost: £8, Children half  www.lymehistorywalks.com  Call 01297 443140 mob 07518 777 258 for further information. Booking not required.

Chard History Group James and Darren Windsor are walking around Horton Fields at 6pm demonstrated “Metal Detectives” do. They will be coming to the next meeting in September with their latest ‘Finds’.

Seatown RNLI BBQ outside the Anchor Inn. Starts 4pm. Lyme Regis lifeboat display (weather & operations permitting) from 7pm. Stalls, BBQ & music. Fun for all the family. Popular local band HiDDeN will be performing from 5pm.

Wyld Morris 7.30pm  are dancing at The 5 Bells, Whitchurch Canonicorum.

 

Thursday 8 August

West Dorset Ramblers 10.5 miles/16.9 km. Purbeck Highways & Byeways. Steeple Hill, Grange Hill, East Creech, Corfe, Smedmore and Kimmeridge . Starts at 10am. Bring picnic, no dogs. All welcome.

Please call 01308 422514.

75 Years on … Remembering the Normandy Landings and local connections A guided walk led by local historian and author Elizabeth Gale. Meet outside West Bay Discovery Centre 10.15am for 10.30 start. The walk will take approximately one hour level walking, not suitable for dogs or children. Cost £3 Adults. Further details http://www.westbaydiscoverycentre.org.uk/.

Lyme Regis Ghost Walk 7.30pm subject to the weather. Meet outside the museum. No unaccompanied children. Adults £8 ; 8 to 15 £4 ; 0 – 7 free. 0797 00 687  00 – but no need to book.

Chard Royal Naval Association The association will be holding their annual skittles evening at the Bell and Crown pub Chard. Meeting at 7.30pm for 8pm start. Further details about the association can be obtained from the branch secretary Mr Gary Pennells on 01460 77978.

Pub Quiz The Bell, Winsham. Every Thursday. Starts at 8.30pm. Teams of 4 entry 50p per person. Free round of drinks for the winning team. The evening ends with a roll over cash prize quiz. For details contact 01460 30677.

Pirates of Penzance (Opera Anywhere) 7pm (refreshments from 6pm) £16 / £14 / £45 family ticket (max. 2 adults) Nothe Fort, Barrack Rd, Weymouth DT4 8UF 01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk. Bring a chair or blanket! Join everyone at seaside for the jolliest maritime musical comedy of all time in the wonderful setting of Weymouth’s Nothe Fort. A fantastic family friendly mix of comic characters, witty dialogue, and great tunes. Perfect entertainment for a summer’s evening.

 

Friday 9 August

East Devon Ramblers leisurely 5 mile circular walk from Beer Cliff Top. 10am start. Dogs on short leads. 01297 23045.

Summer Concerts at St Paul’s On Friday lunchtimes you can come and enjoy a tasty lunch, and follow it up with a short concert, featuring the renowned organ in the church, as well as other instruments. Lunches from 12noon for £4.50, concert tickets (bought on the day) are £5. Concerts begin at 1pm. www.honitoncofe.org/. Stephen Bell (organ) and Stuart Paul (trumpet)  “Mainly English”.

Food on Friday 12noon at Clapton & Wayford Village Hall – two course lunch, roll & butter + unlimited tea/coffee, £4.50. Special diets can usually be catered for if requested in advance. Disabled facilities, ample parking, lovely view. Open to all ages; very friendly atmosphere, newcomers really welcomed, but please book places in advance by phoning June 01460 77057 or Jackie 01460 72324, who will also provide more information if required.

Fish & Chip Friday Battered Cod with chips, mushy peas & tartar sauce followed by a fruity dessert – only £8.75 (Members £6.50). Vegetarian alternative available. Booking essential. Henhayes Centre – South Street Car Park, Crewkerne, TA18 8DA, 01460 74340.

The Living Tree cancer self-help group. 2pm Tripudio. 2.15pm Ricky Romain plays sitar and talks about the healing quality of Indian Classical Music. 2.30pm – 4pm – Therapy session to be confirmed. Drop in any time between 2pm and 4.30pm at the Friends’ Meeting House, 95 South Street, Bridport DT6 3NZ. Tel 07341 916 976. www.thelivingtree.org.uk.

The Darkside of Pink Floyd 7.30pm £17 in advance, £19 on the door (seated). More than just an ordinary Pink Floyd tribute band, The Darkside of Pink Floyd entertain audiences with a fantastic light show and passionate performances. The Beehive, Honiton. www.beehivehoniton.co.uk Box office 01404 384050.

Matt Carter Septet Mainstream modern jazz with plenty of groove, and a touch of funk and gospel thrown in for good measure from a supremely talented young band. 8pm. Tickets £16 (£31 with pre-show supper at 7pm – must be pre-booked). Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN.  01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.

Trextasy This band is the only official live tribute band dedicated to T.Rex, endorsed and approved by Marc Bolan’s family, estate, and original members of the band. Expect all the hits—Jeepster, I Love to Boogie, and 20th Century Boy in a fun night out. £23.50 advance / £27 on the door Starts at 8pm. The Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis www.marinetheatre.com.

 

Saturday 10 August

Coffee, cakes, scones and savouries in Long Bredy’s unique village hall. DT2 9HP 10.30am – 12noon. Everyone is most welcome. Visit us and enjoy the beautiful Bride Valley.

Bridport & West Dorset Rambling Club 8 mile walk from Powerstock, South Poorton, West Milton

10.30am start. Bring picnic. No dogs. All welcome. Please call 01308 898002.

Flower Festival in St Mary’s Church South Perrott 11am – 5pm with a stall and teas from 2pm. Contact 01935 891291.

Free live music by The Silver Lining Band 11pm – 1pm Four-piece group playing 50s & 60s pop and rock ‘n’ roll. This event forms part of the Music in the Garden season organised and sponsored each year by Axminster Arts. It will take place in the Courtyard Garden at the Arts Café Bar, The Old Courthouse, Church Street, Axminster EX13 5AQ. 01297 631455.

Axmouth Church Summer Fayre Axmouth Village Church Gates open at 11am – 4pm on the church green. Entry 50p children under 16yrs Free Morning Coffee – Light Lunches – Afternoon Tea Various Stalls including ; Raffle, Cakes, Bric-a-brac, good quality clothing. If you would like a stall to sell your own items they are £6, please contact Rose on 01297 20898.

Impossible Bottles A Practical Demonstration by Alan Rogers- Keyhole Surgeon of the Craft World

1pm (doors 12.30pm) Free/Donation LSi Bridport, 51 East Street, Bridport DT6 3JX  lsibridport.co.uk.

Misterton Annual Show 1.30pm – 3.30pm always popular with74 classes and 16 categories ranging from home bake, floral arrangements, art, handicrafts, photography and much more. Photography Topics are Gardens, Wild Life, Misterton, Round Things, You don’t see that every day! Urban Decay. entry is £1 (children are free). Light refreshments available. There is always an auction of goods at the end of the day so it’s also an opportunity to purchase some home bake, flowers or produce. Enq. Carol Walker 01460 74808.

Beaminster Horticultural Society Summer Show at Beaminster Public Hall 2pm where there is an array of classes not only for those of you with green fingers, but also cookery, handicrafts, flower arranging, photography and some interesting classes for children to enter. Schedules are now available from various businesses in the town or e-mail bemhortsoc@gmail.com.

Beer Wurlitzer Theatre Organ Show with Kevin Morgan at the Congregational Church, Fore Street, Beer, 2pm – 4.30pm, £7 at the door, children free, visit beerwurlitzer.org.ik or phone 01297 24892.

Charmouth Gardeners Annual Village Show 2.30pm in the ‘Community Hall’, Lower Sea Lane and the ‘Village Hall’, Wesley Close. Exhibits include flowers, fruit and vegetables, home produce, photography, children’s sections and Handicrafts (needlework, woodwork, knitting and painting). Entrants for all classes although (* fruit and vegetable produce must be grown within a ten mile radius of Charmouth*) are most welcome. Free show schedules detailing all classes (free to enter) and an Entry form are available from Fortnam Smith & Banwell Estate Agents, Charmouth (detailing where to return by 7th August). Entry is £1   for adults (to cover both halls) children free entry. Lovely home cooked refreshments available.

Please do join in, it’s a fun community day.

Seavington Gardening Club Annual Flower Show at 2.30pm. This is an excellent open show with flower , vegetable, fruit, cookery, arts , crafts , photography plus an interesting children’s section. Everyone is welcome. The show will be held in Seavington Millennium Hall. Enquiries to Karen Day 01460249728 . Coneygar Lodge Care Home Charity Garden Party 3pm – 4.30pm Come and enjoy the festivities. Raising money for Alzheimer’s Society. Live music from Sarah Hannam, Birds of Prey display, raffle, tombola, cream teas, cake stall and more! Join the team in lovely gardens. Coneygar Lodge, Coneygar Park, Bridport DT6 3BA 01308 427365 www.coneygarlodge.co.uk.

Clapton Wayford, Drimpton & District  Horticultural Society Annual Summer Show 2.15pm  Drimpton Village Hall  DT8 3RF Schedules available  from  Brian Hesketh email  heskiebb@gmail.com  or Tel  01308 868843. This is a traditional Village Show. Opportunities  for all to enter and participate  with classes  for all ages encompassing activities from art and crafts to cooking and Gardening.  Meet friends and family, enjoy excellent local  cooked food or  just admire the many and varied  entries and enjoy the atmosphere. A fun afternoon for all the family.

The Story of the Beach Boys If you like the Beach Boys songs, you will love this band—the leading UK’s leading celebration of the sixties superstars. £18 advance / £20 on the door. Starts at 8pm. The Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis www.marinetheatre.com.

ABBA FOREVER Bridport Arts Centre, 9A South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR 7.30pm £24.50

01308424204 www.bridport-arts.com. The unique look & sound are beautifully recreated in perfect harmony by all six live performers in this amazing tribute show.

 

Sat 10 – Sunday 11 August

A weekend celebration of Lucien Pissarro’s stay in Fishpond 10am – 5 pm, at St John the Baptist church Fishpond DT6 6NN. Discover the views he painted in Fishpond and look at copies of his work etc. See also local artists work.

 

Sat 10 – Thursday 15 August

Seaton and District Art Society Annual Art Exhibition 10am – 5pm at The Gateway (The Old Townhall) Seaton. Free admission and everyone welcome. For more information: Seatonartsociety.co.uk.

 

Sat 10 – Sunday 18 August

Burton Bradstock Art Exhibition 2019 (Burton Bradstock Festival of Music and Art) Village Hall, Church Street, Burton Bradstock DT6 4QS Monday – Friday 10am – 9pm, Weekends 10am – 7pm, Early closing on the last Sunday August 10am – 12.30pm artinfo@burtonbradstockfestival.com Facebook /burtonbradstockfestival.

 

Sunday 11 August

East Devon Ramblers moderate 10.5 mile circular walk from Beaminster. 10.30am start and bring picnic Dogs on short leads. 01395 579607.

South Perrott Village Fayre 11am – 4pm. An enjoyable day out with something for all the family in this pretty Dorset village. Free entry and free car parking 01935 891291, 891891 or southperrott@yahoo.co.uk

Sherborne Steam & Waterwheel Centre – Open Day 11.30am – 3.30pm. See the wheel and steam engines running. Audio-visual displays. Many items of local and historic interest. Tea Room. Picnic Area. Toilet. Oborne Road DT9 3RX. Free parking on road. Entry by donation. SSWC.co.uk.

Symondsbury Flower, Produce & Novelty Dog Show The Tithe Barn, Symondsbury, DT6 6HG at 2pm.                                                    Novelty Dog Show entries £1 on the day. Produce, Flowers & Handicrafts Schedules available from The Ilchester Arms or Symondsbury Store. Barbecue, Cream Teas, Bar, Tombola, Auction – Fun for all the family.

The Sunday Sessions This regular free entry event is the Marine’s dedicated time to promote quality live music. Enjoy local drinks and the best musicians in our lovely bar overlooking the Cobb. If you’d like to play please email declan@howlrecords.com. Bar opens and starts at 3pm Free entry, no tickets The Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis www.marinetheatre.com.

Sidholme Music Room Elysian Fields, Sidmouth. EX10 8UJ 3.30pm – 4.30pm Cimbalova Muzica Vedrovci, Family Dulcimer Band from South Moravia Traditional and Classical Favourites.

 

Monday 12 August

Yeovil Probus Club 1.30pm Choices and Benefits of a Healthy Lifestyle. The Yeovil Court Hotel,  New Members always most welcome, please contact the Hon. Secretary on 01935 414765 for further details.

 

Tuesday 13 August

Uplyme & Lyme Regis Horticultural Society Outing departing from Uplyme Village Hall. Depart by coach UVH 9.30am Keyneston Mill, Blandford. “From seed to bottle” The creative and experimental home of Parterre fragrances, Keyneston Mill is the largest private botanic gardens in the country dedicated solely to aromatic and scented plants, with over 1,000 varieties in a 50-acre estate. Here the key ingredients of Parterre luxury perfumes are grown, harvested and distilled. Bistro Style Cafe. Cost £18 total includes guided tour. Please ring Rose Mock 01297 34733 to book.

West Dorset Ramblers 7.5 miles/12.1 km. Toller Wander. West Compton, Toller, Wynford Eagle. Starts at 10am. Bring picnic, no dogs. All welcome. Please call 01308 424714.

Benefit Advice Session Portland – Easton (an initiative with Island Community Action). Sessions will operate on the second Tuesday in each month, between 10am – 12.15pm at Island Community Action, and will be by appointment only. To make an appointment, please contact Island Community Action on 01305 823789 or at The Easton Centre, Portland DT5 1EB. office@islandcommunityaction.org.uk.

Diesel Day 11am – 3pm Yeovil Railway Centre, Yeovil Junction 01935 410420 www.yeovilrailway.freeservers.com.

Time for Tea and a Talk What you never knew about Axminster. John Jeffrey tells us some interesting and little known stories of Axminster £3 Tea & cake served. Call 01404 831207 to book. 2pm at Axminster Heritage, The Bradshaw Meeting Room, Thomas Whitty House, Silver Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5AH.

Axe Vale Stamp Club Bradshaw Rooms, Silver Street, Axminster EX13 5AH, 7.30pm for 8pm. Members’ Display Competition and Treasure Hunt. 01297 552482.

Lyme Regis Ghost Walk 7.30pm subject to the weather. Meet outside the museum. No unaccompanied children. Adults £8 ; 8 to 15 £4 ; 0 – 7 free. 0797 00 687  00 – but no need to book.

 

Wednesday 14 August

East Devon Ramblers moderate 6.5 mile circular walk from Kilmington. 10am start. Dogs on short leads. 01297 552860.

AV&DCS Botanical stroll 10am – 12.30pm Aylesbeare Common with Mike Lock. Meet Joney’s Cross car park SY057897.

Cudworth Summer Market and Coffee Morning 10.30am – 1pm. Cakes, savoury bakes, produce, preserves, bric-a-brac and much more plus a marvellous raffle. Entrance £1 which includes coffee/tea. St Michael’s Church, Cudworth, Nr Ilminster TA19 0PR.

Lyme Regis U3A talk. John Dover will give a talk on Sir George Somers.Sir George Somers was born in Lyme Regis in 1554.He was an Elizabethan privateer, merchant trader, MP, military leader and founder of Bermuda (The Somers Isles), England’s first Crown Colony; John Dover will be speaking about his life. Coffee served from 10am – 10.40am, followed by the talk at 11am – 12noon.Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis DT7 3PG. Free to members, £2 donation suggested for non-members.To join U3A see website www.lymeregisu3a.org or telephone 01297 444566.

Southleigh Village Fayre 2pm – 5pm This year in the show ring there is a fantastic display of Falconry.

Don’t miss the sheep racing, try your luck and place a bet on the woolly runners. Dogs! bring your handlers and enter the family dog show, just for fun. The fayre will be kept in order by Graham Barton from TV’s ‘Homes under the hammer’. Loads of attractions to keep the kids happy: games, Punch & Judy, welly wanging, ice cream, face painting, bouncy castle, farm animals and a parade of vintage tractors. And for the adults we have live music, local beer & cider, tea and cake tent, BBQ and plenty of market stalls to pick up excellent local crafts, plants and goodies. Tons of fun…. only £4 adults, accompanied children and parking free.

Albion Stone Mine – Guided Walk 4.30pm – 6pm. Join mine manager Mark Godden for a rare opportunity to visit a working mine and find out more about Portland Stone. Priority booking for Jurassic Coast Trust Members. Visit jurassicoast.org/shop to book or call 01308 807000.

Wyld Morris 7.30pm are dancing at the Bottle Inn, Marshwood.

The Beehive Acoustic Café 8pm Free entry. A supportive open mic session in the Beehive bar with host and guitarist Terry Stacey. Come along to listen or to play. The Beehive, Honiton. www.beehivehoniton.co.uk Box office 01404 384050.

 

Wed 14 – Wed 21 August

Abstracts, Ceramics, Watercolours An exhibition and sale of work by a local abstract painter and ceramicist Mike Fletcher. Kennaway House 01395 515551.

 

Thursday 15 August

West Dorset Ramblers 7.5 miles/12.1 km. Drimpton Circular. Drimpton, Burstock, Seaborough and Clapton. Starts at 10am. Bring picnic, no dogs. All welcome. Please call 01308 897702.

Lyme History Walks 11am from the Marine Theatre, this and every Wed, Thurs and Sat in August.  Discover the unique and colourful history of Lyme Regis. Hear stories of amazing people including Mary Anning, and adventures on land and sea. Experienced Tour Guide: Chris Lovejoy. Lasts 1+1/2 hours. Cost: £8, Children half  www.lymehistorywalks.com  Call 01297 443140 mob 07518 777 258 for further information. Booking not required.

Wellbeing Walk at Radipole Lakes (Stepping into Nature) 11am – 12noon. This is a relaxed, sociable and gentle monthly walk which is open to all , a health walk for healthy body and mind. We generally walk about a mile in distance taking 40 minutes to 1 hour, usually around our Radipole reserve in the heart of Weymouth. You may see fabulous wildlife on the walk, but the focus is simply a stroll and chat. This walk is dementia friendly, and particularly suitable for anyone wishing to lose weight, recovering from illness or wanting to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Contact RSPB Radipole Lakes on 01305 778313. This event is free as it’s part of Stepping into Nature. Visit www.stepin2nature.org for more info.

Broomhill garden open for National Garden Scheme charities (Rampisham DT2 0PU). Once a farmyard now a delightful, tranquil garden of 1½ acres. Island beds, borders filled with shrubs, roses, unusual perennials and choice annuals. Lawns to less formal areas with large wildlife pond, meadow, shaded areas, bog garden, late summer border. Open 2pm – 5pm in aid of the National Garden Scheme charities. Adm £5 chd free www.ngs.org.uk.

Tatworth WI The S.S. Great Britain is the subject of the talk to be given by Ian Caskie in Tatworth Memorial Hall at 7.30pm. This is an open meeting and all are welcome.

Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf (U) 7.30pm Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80 Family of four £22

Journey through all four seasons in stunning gardens and locations around the world. This fascinating documentary immerses viewers in the work of designer and plantsman Piet Oudolf who challenges conventional notions of nature, public space and beauty. The Beehive, Honiton. www.beehivehoniton.co.uk Box office 01404 384050.

The Tuckers Jazz Club 8pm The Matt Carter Septet. The Tuckers Arms, Dalwood, Near Axminster, EX13 7EG (just north of the A35 between Axminster & Honiton). Tickets £10 Info. At www.dalwoodvillage.co.uk   01404 831 280. A seven-piece group of young players, from the Royal Academy of Music & Guildhall School of Music, demonstrating a truly astounding level of competence considering none of them are over the age of 25.

Art and Activism In conversation with: artist Bob and Roberta Smith, human rights lawyer Clive Stafford-Smith, UWE senior lecturer in History Dr Rose Wallis and activist Baroness Jones of Moulescoomb at 7pm.

This talk will feature acclaimed artist Bob and Roberta Smith, human rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith, senior History lecturer Dr Rose Wallis and will be chaired by Baroness Jones of Moulescoomb. The discussion will explore themes raised by a new collaborative piece of art, created by Clive Stafford Smith and Bob and Roberta Smith, which asks the questions, ‘Who are our contemporary Tolpuddle Martyrs?’ and ‘How can art be used as activism?’ For more information visit shirehalldorset.org or call 01305 261849. £10 per head. For more information visit shirehalldorset.org or call 01305 261849.

Lyme Regis Ghost Walk 7.30pm subject to the weather. Meet outside the museum. No unaccompanied children. Adults £8 ; 8 to 15 £4 ; 0 – 7 free. 0797 00 687  00 – but no need to book.

Pub Quiz The Bell, Winsham. Every Thursday. Starts at 8.30pm. Teams of 4 entry 50p per person. Free round of drinks for the winning team. The evening ends with a roll over cash prize quiz. For details contact 01460 30677.

 

Friday 16 August

Seaton Lions Club Book Stall 9.30am – 1.30pm The Square , Seaton.

East Devon Ramblers moderate 5.5 mile circular walk from Wambrook. 10am start. Dogs on short leads. 01460 220636.

Summer Concerts at St Paul’s On Friday lunchtimes you can come and enjoy a tasty lunch, and follow it up with a short concert, featuring the renowned organ in the church, as well as other instruments. Lunches from 12noon for £4.50, concert tickets (bought on the day) are £5. Concerts begin at 1pm. www.honitoncofe.org/. Ian Heavisides (organ) “1685 and all that” and much more.

Chef’s Special Lunch 12noon for 12.30pm. Only £9.50 (Members £8). Fruit juice on arrival, roast pork followed by Eton mess with coffee/tea and a chocolate to finish. Vegetarian alternative available. Booking essential. Henhayes Centre – South Street Car Park, Crewkerne, TA18 8DA, Tel No: 01460 74340.

The Living Tree cancer self-help group. 2pm Tripudio. 2.15pm Social afternoon. 2.30pm – 4pm Therapy session – Peter Cove offering Swedish Massage for hands & feet (please check beforehand if you have Lymphoedema or lymph nodes removed). Drop in any time between 2pm and 4.30pm at the Friends’ Meeting House, 95 South Street, Bridport DT6 3NZ. Tel 07341 916 976. www.thelivingtree.org.uk.

Wildlife Garden Open Day & Cream Tea Meet our experts in our own wildlife friendly garden. Get some top tips to help you support our ‘Get Dorset Buzzing Campaign’ when creating your own garden. Followed by cream tea in the tearoom. Call the centre to pre book your tickets – 01300 320684. £10 pp including cream tea. The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, DT20EQ www.kingcombe.org.

Unique Boutique Event community evening street food markets back to East Devon for summer 2019. Friday evenings in the summer have become a way to get together over food and connect with your community. You’ll find a great location with views out across the Jurassic coast, the reasonably priced pop up bar and cool music to accompany your culinary journey around the world. The Ham, Sidmouth EX10 8BU Third Friday of the month – 5pm – 9pm. Contact: Eleanor Carr chat@UniqueBoutiqueEvents.co.uk www.UniqueBoutiqueEvents.co.uk 07970 857696.

 

Saturday 17 August

Sidmouth Food Festival Returning for its 4th year, this fantastic foodie festival will showcase fresh food and delicious drinks from local producers with international inspiration. A great family day out, with the beach only 2 minutes away. Kennaway House 01395 515551.

50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing and celebrate the date in history that marked man’s first steps on the moon. 10am – 4pm Bob Mizon will be visiting Kingcombe with his Travelling Planetarium. More than 3,000 stars, the planets, the Sun, the Moon, the Milky Way and other dazzling features of the heavens appear inside the dome, along with fascinating presentations, to amaze and enthral the audience. £5 pp includes cold drink and moon themed snack. To book call the centre on 01300 320684. The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, DT20EQ. www.kingcombe.org.

40s Fun Bridport Town Hall, 10am – 2pm free event, organised by the Bridport Heritage Forum.40s Fun, 40s Music, Dancing, Films, Toys. For more details contact Sheila Meaney on 01308 424169 or email: sheilannmeaney@btinternet.com.

Identify that Find! Beaminster Museum – Free drop-in morning 10.30am – 1pm for you to bring things you have found that may be historical, in your garden, on a walk, metal detecting, whatever. Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen, Dorset’s specialist Finds Liaison Officer, will explain what they are and record where it was found. No charge, you keep the item, but this is your chance to record your find for posterity. If you’re bringing a lot of things please contact Museum to book on info.beaminstermuseum@gmail.com or 01308 863623.

Bridport & West Dorset Rambling Club 6 mile walk from Frampton Frampton Park, Church Bottom, Compton Bottom 10.30am start. Bring picnic. No dogs. All welcome. Please call 01308 898002.

Lyme History Walks 11am from the Marine Theatre, this and every Wed, Thurs and Sat in August.  Discover the unique and colourful history of Lyme Regis. Hear stories of amazing people including Mary Anning, and adventures on land and sea. Experienced Tour Guide: Chris Lovejoy. Lasts 1+1/2 hours. Cost: £8, Children half  www.lymehistorywalks.com  Call 01297 443140 mob 07518 777 258 for further information. Booking not required.

Free live music by Jurassic Blue 11am – 1pmTimeless Tunes and songs from the 60s & 70s, with interval music by Dan Lewis-Leaver: self-penned songs. This event forms part of the Music in the Garden season organised and sponsored each year by Axminster Arts. It will take place in the Courtyard Garden at the Arts Café Bar, The Old Courthouse, Church Street, Axminster EX13 5AQ. 01297 631455.

Dalwood Village Fair 12noon – 5pm at Carters Cross, Dalwood, EX13 7ED. Entry – adults £2.50, under 16s free. Fancy dress theme – Flowers, Fruit & Veg, judging at 12.30pm. Traditional Country Fair with Games, Side Shows, Tombola, Craft Stalls, Dog Show, Craft and Produce Tent, Grand Draw, Juggler, Samba Band, Majorettes, Bouncy Castle, Miniature Train, Bar, BBQ, Teas and so much more.

Drimpton Village Fayre 1pm – 4pm at Drimpton Village Hall and Playing Field. A variety of stall, massage, beer tent, tea and cake,Arts and crafts,model railway, vintage cars, bouncy castle, children’s activities, races and tug of war, Qi gong demonstration. Something for all the family. (sorry but no dogs allowed).

Sid Valley Horticultural Society Annual Gardening & Craft Show 2pm – 5pm Sidford Sports Field, Byes Lane, Sidford, EX10 9QX Entry £2.50 Children under 16 Free Details on 01395 515736.

Broadwey, Upwey and District Horticultural Society’s Summer Show at Upwey and Broadwey Memorial Hall, Victoria Avenue, Upwey, Weymouth DT3 5NG. There are classes in horticulture, handicrafts, cookery, floral art, photography and children’s classes. Open to the public at 2pm with teas available. Further details www.budhs.org.uk or contact the show secretary, 01305 813942, e-mail shows@budhs.org.uk for a schedule. Always happy to welcome new exhibitors.

Jumble Sale 2pm – 3pm at Mistetton WI Hall, Middle Street. Lots of bargains and a Good As New section.  Light refreshments available. Entry 20p. Enq 01460 74808.

Radipole & Southill Horticultural Society Annual Show at the Southill Community Centre doors opening at 2.15pm. Presentation of the prizes will commence at 4pm. All are welcome to come along a see the exhibits in the various horticultural, handicraft and cookery sections and enjoy tea, coffee and cakes. Further information can be obtained on 01305 788939.

Annual Teddy Bears’ Tea Party St. John The Evangelist Church Tatworth 3pm – 5pm free but there will be a raffle and tombola which are to be paid for. Tea of sandwiches, cakes and drinks. Lots of games and craft activities for the children and the young at heart; come along with your family. Bring your favourite teddy and win a prize. Prizes for the most inventive hat with a Teddy Bear Theme for adults and children. Teddy Bear Colouring Picture, Bring your picture to the tea party. Copies available at the back of Church which is open from 10am – 4pm. More prizes to be won.

André Rieu: Shall We Dance? (12A) 7pm £10.30. Join André Rieu, his Johann Strauss Orchestra, world class sopranos, The Platin Tenors and special guests for a magical cinema experience. The Beehive, Honiton. www.beehivehoniton.co.uk Box office 01404 384050.

Quiz Night at 7.30pm. arranged by Refugee Support Group (South Somerset). A summer quiz for teams of four, raising money for charities supporting refugees in a variety of countries. Tickets: £6. No concessions. Light buffet included in ticket price. Bar open. Advance booking only by Wednesday 14 August.  The David Hall, Roundwell Street, South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5AA www.thedavidhall.org.uk 01460 240 340.

Corduroy Amidst the self-conscious ‘Brit-Pop’ excesses of the nineties, the NME Reader’s ‘Best Live Act’ awards placed this jaunty Acid Jazz combo in its top five. The ‘Fabric Four’ returned to the iconic Acid Jazz label last year and are all set for another adventure in upbeat funk and jazz. With support. £16.50 early bird, £18.50 advance, £22 on the door Starts at 8.30pm. The Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis www.marinetheatre.com.

 

Sunday 18 August

Steam Train Day Yeovil Railway Centre, Yeovil Junction www.yeovilrailway.freeservers.com 01935 410420.

East Devon Ramblers leisurely 8.2 circular walk from Musbury. 10am start and bring picnic. Dogs on short leads. 01395 577891.

Worbarrow Bay and Tyneham – Guided Walk 10.30am – 2pm Join Jurassic Coast Trust Ambassador John Scott for a geology walk to one of the Jurassic Coast’s most beautiful locations. Tickets £5, JCT Members £2.50.Visit jurassicoast.org/shop to book or call 01308 807000.

Fogg Summer Fayre 11am – 4pm with The Silhouettes, Sophie Green & Franz Atkinson and pupils from Twirl Academy performing on the bandstand in Greenhill Gardens, The Espanande, Weymouth. Free Entrance. A Friends of Greenhill Gardens Event 01305 775829 janechandler123@hotmail.com www.greenhill-gardens.co.uk.

Divine Union Soundbath 2pm – 4pm Stour Row Village Hall, Stour Row, nr. Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 0QG. Crystal and Tibetan Singing Bowl Soundbath Experience a magical performance of therapeutic  Pure Sound by musician Dean Carter using singing bowls plus sacred vocal overtoning which promotes a deeply relaxing and healing state to rebalance and re-energise your body, mind and spirit. Your ‘participation’ involves simply lying down and enjoying/absorbing the sounds. (You may sit if preferred.)  £12, Booking in advance and further details www.centreforpuresound.org ahiahel@live.com 01935 389655. Bring something comfortable to lie on and wrap around you.

The Legend of King Arthur Boxtree Productions 5pm (refreshments from 4pm). £11 / £9 / £36 family ticket (max. 2 adults) Maumbury Rings, 17 Maumbury Rd, Dorchester DT1 1QN 01305 266926

www.dorchesterarts.org.uk Bring a chair and picnic. Pack up a picnic and join us in the open air to enjoy this classic tale of Arthur, a sword and the Knights of the Round Table.  With inventive staging, original songs and magical storytelling, you and your family will be talking about this experience for years to come.

 

Monday 19 August

West Dorset Ramblers 9 miles/14.5 km. Northern Circuit of Pilsdon Pen, Burstock, Drimpton. Starts at 10am. Bring picnic, no dogs. All welcome. Please call 01308 459282.

Severalls Jubilee Bowls Club Coaching for All ages 10am – 12noon at War Memorial Grounds, Severalls Park Avenue, Crewkerne, TA18 8HQ (entrance off Lang Road). Fancy trying outdoor bowls? Come and have an enjoyable morning at a very friendly club with bowls provided and refreshments halfway through and please wear flat soled footwear. For more information please phone Geoff Kerr on 01308 867221.

Inspired by Archives 10.30am -12noon (Stepping into Nature). Enjoy the countryside? Love history? Enjoy both with pictures, maps or recordings at the Dorset History Centre (Dorchester) and learn something new about the natural world and local artists. The group is open to everyone including carers, those with dementia or with mobility, sensory or learning difficulties or those who would just enjoy the company and stimulation. It’s all about relaxing, meeting new people and having fun. Contact Maria on 01305 228947 or m.gayton@dorsetcc.gov.uk to book. Visit www.stepin2nature.org for more info.

U3A Coffee Morning at Ilminster A warm welcome awaits you at Chard Ilminster & District Ilminster with free coffee and biscuits on offer, your chance to find out what the U3A is all about, so call in at the Parish Hall Ilminster enjoy a free coffee and biscuits whilst you meet existing members and group leaders.

With over 60 interest and activity groups for you to choose from… everything from Art to Zoology and you can have fun trying your skills at badminton, short tennis, table tennis and indoor cricket. The U3A is a wonderful way to learn, laugh, live and enjoy! Parish Hall North Street Ilminster. 10.30am – 12noon. More information call 01460 68629 Email: lewbat@uwclub.net. https://u3asites.org.uk/chardilminster/home.

Axminster Carnival Bingo Eyes down 8pm Axminster Guildhall.

 

Monday 19 – Friday 23 August

SummerMT@DYT 9.30am – 5pm Performance Friday 23 August, 7.30pm. Sunninghill Community HallTo book: phone 01305 266926 or email: finance@dorchesterarts.org.uk £125 for the week (some assisted places available, contact Dorchester Arts for more details.) Ages 10-18 A production in a week culminating in a performance where up to 30 young people take part in drama, song and dance.

 

Tuesday 20 August

AV&DCS Birdwatch Lambert’s Castle 10am – 12noon with Rob Johnson. Meet at car park SY366988.

Diesel Day 11am – 3pm Yeovil Railway Centre, Yeovil Junction 01935 410420 www.yeovilrailway.freeservers.com.

Lyme Regis Ghost Walk 7.30pm subject to the weather. Meet outside the museum. No unaccompanied children. Adults £8 ; 8 to 15 £4 ; 0 – 7 free. 0797 00 687  00 – but no need to book.

Apothecary Presents…New Ways of Seeing Visualisation and the Spoken Word 7.30pm (doors 7pm) LSi Bridport, 51 East Street, Bridport DT6 3JX  lsibridport.co.uk.

 

Wednesday 21 August

East Devon Ramblers moderate 8 mile circular walk from Otterton Green. 10.30am start land bring picnic. Dogs on short leads. 01884 32039.

HiDDeN Popular local band will be entertaining market day shoppers in Bucky Doo Square, Bridport from 10.30am.

Lyme History Walks 11am from the Marine Theatre, this and every Wed, Thurs and Sat in August.  Discover the unique and colourful history of Lyme Regis. Hear stories of amazing people including Mary Anning, and adventures on land and sea. Experienced Tour Guide: Chris Lovejoy. Lasts 1+1/2 hours. Cost: £8, Children half  www.lymehistorywalks.com  Call 01297 443140 mob 07518 777 258 for further information. Booking not required.

Bridport Probus Club Memoirs of a Cold War – Peter Wallis. Meet at the Eype’s Mouth Hotel at 12noon on the third Wednesday of each month for lunch, followed by a talk. For more information contact Graham Pitts on 01297 561569.

Causley & Coldfield 2pm – 4pm £5 (includes tea and cake if booked in advance). Join acclaimed singer songwriter Jim Causley and actor Charlie Coldfield for a gentle trip down memory lane. Featuring songs you will know and love interspersed with short readings and poems. The Beehive, Honiton. www.beehivehoniton.co.uk Box office 01404 384050.

Colyton & District Garden Society Talk ‘Why did it die?’ by Neil Lovesey of Picket Lane Nursery. Colyford Memorial Hall at 7.30pm.  Members free, guests £3.  Information Sue Price 01297 552362.

 

Thursday 22 August

Benefit Advice Session an initiative by Dorset Welfare Benefits Partnership. Dorchester 9am – 12.30pm at Age UK Dorchester. To make an appointment, please contact Age UK Dorchester on 01305 269444 or at Rowan Cottage, 4 Prince of Wales Road, Dorchester DT1 1PW www.ageuk.org.uk/dorchester.

West Dorset Ramblers 8.5 miles/13.7 km. Typical West Dorset Walk, Four Ashes, Lewesdon Hill, Beaminster & Stoke Abbott. Starts at 10am. Bring picnic, no dogs. All welcome. Please call 01308 897702.

The Melplash Agricultural Society Show is one of the South West’s premier agricultural exhibitions and is held at The West Bay Show grounds, Bridport, Dorset. For details and tickets see www.melplashshow.co.uk. Wyld Morris are dancing at various times, near the ‘pub’ during the day at the Melplash Show.

The Mothership Programme Rona Lee 5.30pm – 6.30pm workshop with Anna Best. Rona Lee is an artist whose work encompasses a range of media; photography, video, sculpture, performance and digital media, alongside other forms of engagement and intervention. The Mothership Summer Programme. held at Copse Barn, Dorset DT6 3TQ. me@annabest.info, mothershipresidencies.tumblr.com.

Lyme Regis Ghost Walk 7.30pm subject to the weather. Meet outside the museum. No unaccompanied children. Adults £8 ; 8 to 15 £4 ; 0 – 7 free. 0797 00 687  00 – but no need to book.

Pub Quiz The Bell, Winsham. Every Thursday. Starts at 8.30pm. Teams of 4 entry 50p per person. Free round of drinks for the winning team. The evening ends with a roll over cash prize quiz. For details contact 01460 30677.

 

Friday 23 August

East Devon Ramblers leisurely 5 mile circular walk from Colyton. 10am start. Dogs on short leads. 01297 552313.

Summer Concerts at St Paul’s On Friday lunchtimes you can come and enjoy a tasty lunch, and follow it up with a short concert, featuring the renowned organ in the church, as well as other instruments. Lunches from 12noon for £4.50, concert tickets (bought on the day) are £5. Concerts begin at 1pm. www.honitoncofe.org/. Richard Lester  (organ)   “Baroque and rolls”.

The Living Tree cancer self-help group. 2pm Tripudio. 2.15pm Social afternoon. Drop in any time between 2pm and 4.30pm at the Friends’ Meeting House, 95 South Street, Bridport DT6 3NZ. Tel 07341 916 976. www.thelivingtree.org.uk.

Acoustic Night 7.30pm – 11pm All styles and forms of performance welcome – not just music. If you wish to perform please drop us an email at folk@chriswatts.org to secure a slot. The David Hall, Roundwell Street, South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5AA www.thedavidhall.org.uk 01460 240 340.

Frank Sinatra Tribute Frederic Gardner ‘does’ Ol’ Blue Eyes quite briliantly – this will be a magical evening of Frank’s best loved songs. With the Craig Milverton Trio and Martin Dale on tenor sax. 8pm. Tickets £20 (£35 with pre-show supper at 7pm – must be pre-booked). Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN.  01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.

 

Fri 23 – Saturday 24 August

Uplyme Church Art Festival 10am – 4pm. Free entry and parking – refreshments available. An exhibition of paintings, textiles, sculpture and 3D art by local artists.

 

Fri 23 – Monday 26 August

Exhibition and Sale of Modern and Contemporary Art and Antiques 10am-4pm. Kennaway House 01395 515551.

Misterton Biennial Flower Festival at St Leonard’s Church (TA18 8LT), daily from 10am – 5pm entry is free. The theme this year is TV Series with some 19 displays such as ‘Allo ‘Allo!, Buttetflies, The Sky at Night to mention just a few. As always, you can expect to see some outstanding, imaginative and always beautiful displays. There will also be a home produce stall in the church yard and a good raffle with light refreshments (including ploughman’s lunches) available daily in the beautiful garden of Finials next to the church. Songs of Praise will take place at 6pm on Sunday 25 in the lovely old church – everybody welcome. Enquiries: 01460 78430/75025.

 

Saturday 24 August

Free live music by Steve Black, Alan West & Adam Sweet 11am – 3pm Americana from 11am, then from 1.30pm Cleo & The Asps: Bluesy Jazz and Latin from the banks of the Nile. This BBQ event forms part of the Music in the Garden season organised and sponsored each year by Axminster Arts. It will take place in the Courtyard Garden at the Arts Café Bar, The Old Courthouse, Church Street, Axminster EX13 5AQ. 01297 631455.

Car Boot Sale At Winsham sports & social club between Chard & Crewkerne. Sellers £5 per car set up from 1.30pm (no new goods, trade or commercial). Gates open to buyers at 2.30pm. For details please call Debbie 01460 432815.

The Martock Garden Society’s 130th Annual Sow in the Parish Hall at 2pm. Not just for plant lovers – there are new cash prizes for children, classes for crafts, photo of a lichen, of a vehicle, a freak plant, a model of any object. The brochure will be out by August and on Martockonline. Phone Fergus if any of this excites you on 01935 822202.

Annual Show Winsham Horticultural Society Held in the marque at Winsham Sports & Social Cub. There are classes for cut flowers, pot plants, fruit, veg, home produce, art, craft & photography plus special classes for the children. Everyone is welcome to enter be it one or multiple classes (25p per class, children free) Entries close Wednesday 21 August. Schedules are available from Winsham Village Shop. The marque will be open from 8am – 10.30am on the day for exhibitors to set up. The show opens to spectators at 2.30pm with presentation of cups at 4pm (previous cup winners please make sure you have returned them before the show date). Refreshments will be available. There will also be a car boot sale running at the same time (£5 per car) set up at 1.30pm gates open at 2.30pm. For more detail please call Chloe 01460 30032 or Debbie 01460 432815.

We Love Little Mix This fun act is four hugely talented performers celebrating one of the UK’s finest girl bands. With breathtaking dance moves, replica costumes, and some of the finest vocals in the UK, this is a high-energy show packed with all of Little Mix’s greatest hits—DNA, Wings, Salute, Black Magic, Love Me Like You, Secret Love Song, and many, many more. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. £15 advance, £17.50 on the door. Starts at 2pm. The Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis www.marinetheatre.com.

Lyme Regis Comedy Club with Tanyalee Davis Four acts are on the bill at our regular comedy night, headlined by a woman with a unique perspective and racy brand of comedy. Her solo show ‘Little Do They Know’ hints at her 3 foot 6 stature. She’s appeared in films such as Austin Powers, and supported Frankie Boyle on tour. £8 advance / £10 on the door Starts at 8pm. The Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis www.marinetheatre.com.

 

Sunday 25 August

East Devon Ramblers moderate 9.5 mile circular walk from Aylesbeare. 10.30am  start and bring picnic. Dogs on short leads. 01395 264868.

West Bay RNLI Fun Day & Duck Race Fun & Games for all the family. Cream Teas & refreshments in the Salt House from 11am. Sea Rescue demonstration by Weymouth & Lyme Regis lifeboats at 1pm (weather & operations permitting).

Dorset’s Giant Fete & Car Boot Sale! 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. Open from 12noon – 5pm. Contact

(Day)01308 422638 or  (evenings) 01308 422638. Car Boot set up from 7.30am Call Richard for more information No booking required for Car Boot. Symondsbury, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 6HD.

Entertainer Tony Lowe performing on the bandstand in Greenhill Gardens, The Espanande, Weymouth. Free Entrance 2pm – 4pm. A Terras Youth Team Event.

Traditional Choral Evensong with the Whitchurch Occasional Choir. 6pm, Whitchurch Canonicorum Church.

 

Monday 26 August

Seaton Lions Club Book Stall 9.30am – 1.30pm The Square , Seaton.

Charmouth Vintage Fair Community Hall 10am – 4pm Tel: 01298-560634.

Garden visit with a difference: Black Shed (Sherborne DT9 4JX) is a cut flower farm with over 150 colourful, productive flower beds growing sophisticated selection of cut flowers and foliage. Traditional garden favourites alongside unusual perennials, grasses create a stunning display. Open 1pm – 5pm in aid of the National Garden Scheme charities. Adm £4 chd free. www.ngs.org.uk.

Flower & Dog Show Whitchurch, Morcombelake & Ryall Flower and Dog Show. Entry to the show is £1.50 (children under 16 free). Dog show includes varied classes. There will be a bar, Morris Dancers, live music, stalls, ferret racing, skittles & classic vehicles. Held at the Whitchurch Canonicorum Village Hall, Dorset, DT6 6RF, 2pm – 5pm. Enquires 07979 475120.

 

Tuesday 27 August

Diesel Day 11am – 3pm Yeovil Railway Centre, Yeovil Junction 01935 410420 www.yeovilrailway.freeservers.com.

U3A Monthly Talk The U3A (University of the Third Age) offers a wide variety of general interest groups for retired, and semi retired people in Bridport and the surrounding areas. 2pm in Bridport United Church Hall in East Street. The cost to non members for each talk is £2. Further Information can be found at www.u3asites.org.uk/bridport. Brian Freeland, Director and scriptwriter presents ‘The view from the Wings’.

Lyme Regis Ghost Walk 7.30pm subject to the weather. Meet outside the museum. No unaccompanied children. Adults £8 ; 8 to 15 £4 ; 0 – 7 free. 0797 00 687  00 – but no need to book.

 

Wednesday 28 August

West Dorset Ramblers 8 miles/12.9 km. Bridport Local Ramble. Bridport, Allington, Bilshay, Moorbath, Symonsbury, Eype. Starts at 10am. Bring picnic, no dogs. All welcome. Please call 01308 424512.

East Devon Ramblers leisurely 8 mile circular walk from Newton Poppleford. 10.30am start and bring picnic Dogs on short leads. 01395 513974.

Coffee Morning 10am – 12noon Free Entry. The David Hall, Roundwell Street, South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5AA www.thedavidhall.org.uk 01460 240 340.

Worbarrow Bay and Tyneham – Guided Walk 10.30am – 2pm Join Jurassic Coast Trust Ambassador John Scott for a geology walk to one of the Jurassic Coast’s most beautiful locations. Tickets £5, JCT Members £2.50.Visit jurassicoast.org/shop to book or call 01308 807000.

AV&DCS Family Explorer Afternoon 2pm – 4pm (check times on website) Holyford Woods LNR, with Penny Evans. £5 per family. Book with EDDC at wildeastdevon.co.uk or 01395 517557.

Arts in Residence Piano Recital by Peter Rhodes 4.30pm – 6pm. Mendelssohn, J.S. Bach, Mozart. Sidholme Music Room.

Uplyme & Lyme Regis Horticultural Society Talk 7.30pm Uplyme Village Hall Talk ‘Plants of the Dolomites’ by Paul Cumbleton.

 

Thursday 29 August

West Bay Discovery Walks Discover the treasures of the seashore. (Stepping into Nature) 10.45am -11.45am West Bay is rich in history, culture and wildlife and is internationally recognised for its dramatic landscape. Through themed guided walks, taking about 40-60 minutes (1 mile distance), you can learn about and see what West Bay has to offer. Starting at the West Bay Discovery Centre (DT6 4EN). To book please call 01308 427288. This event is Free as it is funded by Stepping into Nature through the Big Lottery Fund.

Coastal Wildlife Wellbeing Walk at the Chesil Beach Centre (Stepping into Nature) 11am  A gentle, relaxing walk around Chesil Beach and the Fleet Lagoon, taking in the seasonal wildlife. Over 18’s only. All abilities welcome. This walk is dementia friendly, and particularly suitable for anyone wishing to discover the outdoors, lose weight, recover from illness or wanting to improve their mental health and wellbeing. This event is Free as it is funded by Stepping into Nature through the Big Lottery Fund. Meet at the Chesil Beach Centre, Portland (DT4 9XE). To book your place please call Chesil Team on 01305 206191.

Lyme Regis Ghost Walk 7.30pm subject to the weather. Meet outside the museum. No unaccompanied children. Adults £8 ; 8 to 15 £4 ; 0 – 7 free. 0797 00 687  00 – but no need to book.

Pub Quiz The Bell, Winsham. Every Thursday. Starts at 8.30pm. Teams of 4 entry 50p per person. Free round of drinks for the winning team. The evening ends with a roll over cash prize quiz. For details contact 01460 30677.

Wyld Morris Dancers West Bay with guests Frome Valley Morris, 7.45pm centre of West Bay,                                     8.15pm Quarterdeck Tavern.

 

Friday 30 August

Seaton Lions Club Book Stall 9.30am – 1.30pm The Square , Seaton.

West Dorset Ramblers 7 miles/11.3 km. Bride Valley. Shipton, Chilcombe, Fish Ponds, Graston.

Starts at 10am. Bring picnic, no dogs. All welcome. Please call 01308 897702.

East Devon Ramblers moderate 5.5 mile circular walk from Beer Cliff Top. 10am start. dogs on short leads. 01404 823644.

Summer Concerts at St Paul’s On Friday lunchtimes you can come and enjoy a tasty lunch, and follow it up with a short concert, featuring the renowned organ in the church, as well as other instruments. Lunches from 12noon for £4.50, concert tickets (bought on the day) are £5. Concerts begin at 1pm. www.honitoncofe.org/. Andrew Carter ( organ) Lynn Carter (oboe) and Catherine Sweatman (soprano)  “Song and Dance”.

The Living Tree Cancer self help group 2pm Tripudio. 2.15pm Art with Libby. 2.30pm – 4pm Therapy- Anne Escott offering Foot Massage. Drop in any time between 2pm and 4.30pm at the Friends’ Meeting House, 95 South Street, Bridport DT6 3NZ. Tel 07341 916 976. www.thelivingtree.org.uk.

Vimala Rowe/John Etheridge World music and jazz from top guitarist John Etheridge and vocalist Vimala Rowe. Refined jazz and blues tones shot through with tantalising touches of flamenco, Indian classical, and African timbres that beat at the boundaries of genre. 8pm. Tickets £16 (£31 with pre-show supper at 7pm – must be pre-booked). Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN.  01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.

Lyme Folk Weekend: Jon Boden Opening Lyme’s folk festival with a bang is Jon Boden, previously of Bellowhead. Support comes from the wonderful Askew Sisters. £20 advance and on the door Starts at 7.30pm. The Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis www.marinetheatre.com.

Fri 30 August – Sun 1 Sept

Lyme Regis Folk Festival See www.lymefolk.com for details. Including Popular local band HiDDeN will be appearing at Lyme Regis Folk Festival on Sunday 1st September.

Prospect House Open Garden The prize-winning gardens will be open to the public under the National Gardens Scheme from 1pm – 5pm. The 1-acre garden, featured on BBC Gardeners’ World, is hidden behind stone walls with well-stocked borders with many rare shrubs, 250 varieties of salvia, other summer perennials and grasses. Tea and cakes are available on a patio with stunning Axe Valley views. Plants for sale. Prospect House is on Lyme Road, Axminster. Please look out for the yellow NGS signs. Entrance £4.50. Dogs on lead welcome. All proceeds go to the charities sponsored by the NGS including Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Help the Hospices, among others. Local artist Zee Jones will be exhibiting her work.

 

Saturday 31 August

Big Breakfast / Brunch 10am – 12noon Last orders 11.30am. Only £4.50 for egg, sausage, bacon, tomato or beans, toast & tea or coffee. Extra portions 50p each. Vegetarian options available. Henhayes Centre – South Street Car Park, Crewkerne, TA18 8DA, 01460 74340.

40s Fashion Bridport Town Hall, 10am – 2pm free event, organised by the Bridport Heritage Forum. 40s Fashion, ‘Make do and Mend’, Knitting, Darning, Vintage Costumes, ‘Pop up’ 40s Fashion Shows. For more details contact Sheila Meaney on 01308 424169 or email:  sheilannmeaney@btinternet.com.

Bridport & West Dorset Rambling Club 8 mile walk around the Isle of Portland 10.30am start. Bring picnic. No dogs. All welcome. Please call 01308 898002.

Free live music by Unknown Quantity 11am – 1pm five-piece band performing a range of songs from the 60s onwards, using a variety of instruments, with interval music by Silver Chix: Female duo accompanied by ukulele and guitar This event forms part of the Music in the Garden season organised and sponsored each year by Axminster Arts. It will take place in the Courtyard Garden at the Arts Café Bar, The Old Courthouse, Church Street, Axminster EX13 5AQ. 01297 631455.

CHILL-FEST Chillington Village (TA19 0PU) hold their annual festival in aid of St James Church, 11am –  3.30pm, Adult entrance £1 for the whole event. The highlight is the Children’s festival with live music, games, face painting, various activities, nature trail etc (£5 per child for the whole event). There is a car boot sale (sellers set up from 10am, £5 per pitch, no food vendors), an Alice in Wonderland Flower festival in the Church, various arts, crafts, furniture and produce stalls throughout the village, a woodland nature walk, as well as Teas and Cakes, BBQ and Ice Creams. More details on Chillington Facebook page or tel 01460 55423.

Bridport and District Gardening Club 2019 Late Summer Show in the United Church Hall, East Street, Bridport. The closing date for entries is 28th August from members or non-members, schedules are available on line from www.bridportgardeningclub.co.uk or from Ann Brown on 01308 424055. The show opens at 12noon until 3pm and entry is free. Teas and light refreshments are available and there will be a plant stall from 9am.

The Ancestors A ‘Support The David Hall’ Event at 7.30pm. The Ancestors are a dynamic, four-piece, Yeovil-based band playing hits from the 90’s right through to the current day. Throwing in a mix of Rock and Pop tunes, The Ancestors can guarantee a great evening to get you dancing. They cover songs from artists that include The Kooks, The Cult, Stereophonics, The Killers, Hard-Fi, Maroon 5, The Dandy Warhols, David Guetta and Swedish House Mafia. Tickets: £10. No concessions. The David Hall, Roundwell Street, South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5AA www.thedavidhall.org.uk 01460 240 340.

Lyme Folk Weekend: Ninebarrow & Friends By popular demand, festival patrons will be bringing their unique ‘Ninebarrow & Friends’ show to Lyme Folk Weekend once again—this time with a whole new bunch of friends! £18 advance and on the door Starts at 7.30pm. The Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis www.marinetheatre.com.