Coast and Countryside Events

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

1 September

East Devon Ramblers 9.5 mile moderate walk.  Tipton St John. Tel: 07706 078143.

Quiz night at Chardstock Community Hall. Doors open 7.30 for 8pm start Advance bookings only, tables of 4 (max) £10. Bar available, bring your own snacks. To book, phone 01460 221684, or email shirleyfletch50@hotmail.com  Quiz nights will be a regular feature at the hall.

Scottish Country Dancing at Hatch Beauchamp village hall TA3 6SG from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. It’s good fun, good company and great music. Also on the 8th 15th, 22nd and 29th September. For more information please contact Anita on 01460 929383 or anitaandjim22@gmail.com

2 September

Bridport & West Dorset Rambling Club 7 mile walk from Little Bredy. For further information please ring 01308 898484 or 01308 863340. Also on September 9,16,23 and 30.

Tatworth Flower Club. Tatworth Memorial Hall TA20 2QW at 2pm Flower arranging demonstration by Jenny York entitled Barking Mad All welcome, refreshments being served.

Doors open at 1.30pm Admittance £6.

Colyton Town History Walks – Every Thursday at 2 pm from the Dolphin Car Park.  Adults £3, children under 16 free.  No need to book. For larger parties please phone 01297 552514. Also Sept. 9,16,23,30.

3 September

Nibbles and Natter. Chardstock Community Hall will be open from 10.30 – 3.30, please pop in to see what goes on in Chardstock, support Macmillan Cancer and view the hall improvements. All welcome. Contact Freda 07748 981345.

3 – 4 September

Classical impromptu. Melissa Phelps (cello) & Caroline Palmer (piano). Two crackers from London for : Debussy cello Sonata; Beethoven cello sonata in G minor, Opus 5, No 2; Bridge cello Sonata H125. Much rescheduled and our good fortune willing. 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. Telephone 01305 848 909 or visit www.tincletongallery.com.

Linos Piano Trio Bridport Arts Centre 11.30am. Tickets 01308 424901 or online from www.bridport-arts.com. Ilminster Arts Centre 9 pm. Tickets 01460 54973.

4 September

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

Linos Piano Trio.  The Dance House, Crewkerne – 7.30pm

Charity Art Auction at Kennaway House. Sidmouth. The South West Academy is holding a Charity Art Auction to help raise funds to enable further educational workshops with young children. It will also be making a donation to Children’s Hospice South West. Over 60 artists are donating work including many well known painters such as Ken Howard, Peter Brown and Alan Cotton. A number of celebrities have also donated paintings including Dame Judi Dench. As well as the live auction on the day, bids can be placed on the Academy website. www.southwestacademy.org.uk

Jazz from Scotland: Ian Millar (saxophone) and Dominic Spencer (piano). Toller Porcorum Village Hall, Church Mead, Toller Porcorum, Dorchester DT2 0DT. Bar open from 6.30pm

Accompanied under 16s free. Tickets from Judy Miller  01300 320174, the village PO or from https://tollervillagehall.co.uk/. Bar & snacks “Jazz in the Village” concerts. (7.30pm £5) a fundraiser for Toller Porcorum Village Hall.

5 September

Free Hedgelaying Taster day being held 10am -3pm venue near Bridport TBC. Ring 01308 423337 or office@melplashshow.co.uk for more details and to book.

6 September

The Stanchester Quire. The community quire with a difference, will be starting afresh on a different evening, Mondays at 7:30, at the superbly spacious venue of The David Hall, Roundwell Street, South Petherton, TA13 5AA. New members are always very welcome and the ability to read music is not essential.

Hawkchurch Film Nights. In association with Devon Moviola, presents ‘Nomadland’ (cert.12A, 107 mins) at Hawkchurch Village Hall, EX13 5XW. After losing her job and home in rural Nevada following the 2008 recession, Fern (Frances McDormand) loads up her van and sets out on the road. The third feature film from director Chloé Zhao, Nomadland features real nomads Linda May, Swankie and Bob Wells as Fern’s fellow travellers through the vast landscapes of the American West. Winner of 3 Academy Awards this year (Best Picture, Best Director for Zhao, and Best Actress for McDormand – her third after Fargo and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), this is a beautiful and moving evocation of life on the margins of conventional society. Doors open at 6.15pm 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.

7 September

Psychic development group 7.30 untill 9pm £5 per person any level welcome for more info email sonia@blackdogtearoom.co.uk and starting Thursday  the 16th 8pm till 9pm for more info email.sonia@blackdogtearoom.co.uk.

8 September

East Devon Ramblers 9 mile moderate walk. Exmoor. Tel: 01297-23424.

9 September

Dante’s Inferno. A talk with readings by Graham Fawcett

Thursday 9 September 7.30pm. Tickets: £12.50. Reservations are welcome for light supper from 6pm. To mark the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death, a chance to hear Graham Fawcett, truly an expert whose enthusiasm is catching, discuss Inferno the first book of Dante’s Divine Comedy. Sladers Yard, West Bay. 01308 459511.

Crewkerne Gardening Club returns with a talk by Claire Hart on

“The history of King’s Seeds”, and hopefully we will have their seed catalogues! This will take place in the Henhayes Centre at 7.30pm  and we look forward to welcoming old friends and new ones! Visitors -£2.50. Contact – 01460 74290.

Merry Opera, The Mikado. A Bridport Arts Centre event.

Outside event at the Millenium Green, Bridport 6.30 pm.

A production by The Merry Opera Company, directed by John Ramster with musical direction by Bradley Wood. Box office: 01308 427183.

Wild Walk. 2pm Learn to identify a range of wildlife species, and learn about monitoring and its role in CRT’s vision for commercially viable farms that are wildlife friendly. Tickets £12 (£10 for CRT friends) Babers Farm, DT6 5PZ www.countrysiderestorationtrust.com/Pages/Events/

Arts Society West Dorset. Lucinda Lambton – Beastly Buildings, Architecture for Animals. 2.30 pm. Bridport Town Hall. Visitors welcome – £7.50.

Garden Open. Higher Brimley Coombe Farm, Stoke Abbott. DT83JZ. Also Sunday 12th September. 2-5pm.

Dalwood Spinners Local Craft Group. (Spinning, Weaving,Knitting, Crochet etc). We meet second and last Thursday each month in the Pavilion, Dalwood. 2..4 pm.New members welcome. Contact 01404 881533/ 07969 804184. Also Sept 30.

9 – 12 September

b-side Festival, showcasing the very best in contemporary art made in response to the beautiful and intriguing Isle of Portland. The full programme and tickets are available from https://b-side.org.uk/

10 September

A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood 7.30pm, Milborne Movies 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).

Lyme Regis u3a: The job of a laughtime. 11am  Brad Ashton

Brad recalls the fun he’s had writing Radio and TV series for top comedians. To join the talk, via zoom, please visit the web site www.lymeregisu3a.org for details of membership of this learning co-operative and all the other activities available.

Lyme Regis Farmers’ Market 9am-4pm. Monthly artisan market with a fantastic selection of producers, growers and makers from a 30-mile radius of Lyme Regis. The Shelters, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis. DT7 3JE www.lrdt.co.uk/lymeregisfarmersmarket

10 – 19 September

Artbeat Popular annual art show by this group of East Devon artists. Original paintings, prints and gifts for sale. The exhibition is open daily Friday 10th – Sunday 19th September, 10a.m.- 5p.m. Kennaway House, Coburg Road, EX10 8NG, Sidmouth. Admission is free.

11 September

St Swithuns 200 birthday project planning meeting (postponed from July). From 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. For further information please contact: The Rector of Bridport, the Revd Deb Smith deb@bridport-team-ministry.org  07870 560354 Project Leader: Philip Sturrock philip@philipsturrock.com 07802 895785.

Bridport & West Dorset Rambling Club 7 mile walk from Symondsbury. For further information please ring 01308 898484 or 01308 863340.

11 – 19 September

Edible England Beaminster Museum on normal opening days, open as part of the Heritage Open Days Scheme, organised by the National Trust, with free entry for visitors; the theme this year is Edible England. See website for full details, opening hours, location – www.beaminstermuseum.co.uk

12 September

Crystal + Tibetan Bowl Soundbath 2-3.30 PM The David Hall, Roundwell St., South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5AA £15. 01935 389655 or email ahiahel@live.com

Born to Protest by Joseph Toonga. A Bridport Arts Centre event. Performed on the Millennium Green, Bridport – 4pm and 6.30pm. Box office: 01308 427183.

East Devon Ramblers 11 miles moderate walk. Budleigh. Tel: 01395-266668.

Shute Festival: Talking Walk with botanist Dr David Allen on Stockland’s Turbaries. 10-12:30 pm. £15. Details and booking via www.shutefest.org.uk

13 September

Scottish Dancing in Chardstock. Evening of Social Dancing at Chardstock Village Hall, Bring your own water bottle. 7.30-10.00 pm.  No partner required.  Contact David on 01460 65981 or just come along.  Cost £1.50 www.chardscottishdancing.org

Bridport Choral Society, 7.30 p.m., new season of rehearsals, new members welcome, no auditions – just an enthusiasm for singing required, ability to read music useful but not essential. United Church Hall, East Street, Bridport. Contact details on website: bridportchoral.wordpress.com/Facebook, or just turn up on the night. First two sessions free.

Beaminster Moviola: Nomadland. 7.30pm Public Hall in Beaminster. This is about how a woman in her sixties, after losing everything in the great recession embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern day nomad. Tickets are £5 if booked or £5.50 on the door. Ring Pete 01308 863336

15 September

Garden Open. Farrs, Beaminster. DT8 3NB. 2.30 – 4.30pm – Talk on design by John Makepeace – Cream Teams. Booking required. Please visit www.ngs.org.uk for full event details.

Colyton & District Garden Society – ‘The Art of the Devon Garden’ – talk by Dr Todd Gray, historian.    7.30pm start at Colyford Memorial Hall.  Members free, guests £3 – or join for £5 for rest of 2021. All Covid precautions will be observed.  Information: Sue Price 01297 552362.

16 September

Bridport & District Gardening Club. Pam Simpson will give a colourful talk on ‘The Dutch Flower Painters’ and the early beginnings of a new movement on that subject @ 7.30pm, W.I. Hall, Bridport.. Contact ; Peter Gough 01308 459469.

17 September

East Devon Ramblers 5 miles moderate walk. Sidmouth. Tel: 01395-567450

Shute Festival: Clive Stafford Smith OBE on Life, Death & Injustice in the American Court Room, 6:30-7:30 pm St Michael’s Church Shute. Booking via www.shutefest.org.uk

Beaminster Festival: Greenwich Trio – Piano Trio

The Greenwich Trio, based in London, has an international following having played all over the world and has been described by Bernard Greenhouse as the “New Beaux Arts Trio.” 7:30pm. www.beaminsterfestival.com

17 – 18 September

Jazz with Philip Clouts (piano) and Ron Phelan (double bass). Anthropologist pianist Philip Clouts from South Africa and London joins with bass player Ron Phelan from Dublin to return to Tincleton for a seriously lively jazz session. 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 www.tincletongallery.com

17 – 26 September

Inside Out Festival. An international outdoor arts festival. One of this year’s highlights includes artist Luke Jerram’s Gaia. Marvel at an awe-inspiring sculpture of the Earth hidden in the woods at Moors Valley Country Park & Forest and Symondsbury Estate.

18 September

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

Ceilidh at Chardstock Community Hall 7.30 -11. Live music and caller. Light supper included, bar available. Tickets £10. Come and shake the cobwebs away! To book call Freda 07748981345 or email: freda@gibson-poole.com or Pam 07710270567

Shute Festival: ‘Talking Walk’ with journalist and writer Martin Hesp on the Quantocks and The Last Broomquire 2-4 pm. £15. Details and booking via www.shutefest.org.uk

Opening Gathering for the Great Big Green Week at the Millennium Green, Bridport. The event starts at 10:30 with stalls, music, a picnic and a few short speeches, followed by a proclamation by the Mayor at noon: sending our support to the delegates at Glasgow. Details: www.westdorsetfriendsoftheearth.org.uk

18 – 19 September

Angels of Sound Pure Sound Therapy Practitioner Course Module 1 10am-5pm. Whole 3 module course @ £180 with advance booking, or £70 per individual module. Oborne Village Hall, Oborne, nr. Sherborne, Dorset DT9 4LA 01935 389655 or email ahiahel@live.com

19 September

Garden Open. Herons Mead, East Burton, Wool. BH20 6HF 2-5pm.

East Devon Ramblers 6 miles leisurely walk. Exmouth. Tel: 01395 266668.

Beaminster Festival: Cordelia Williams – Piano

Cordelia Williams is recognised for the poetry, conviction and inner strength of her playing and the depth and maturity of her interpretations. St Mary’s Church, Beaminster. 7.30pm. www.beaminsterfestival.com

Melplash Agricultural Society Hedgelaying and Ploughing Match 9.00 am on land at Hingsdon, near Netherbury, DT6 5NG.

20 September

Scottish Dancing in Chardstock. Evening of Social Dancing at Chardstock Village Hall, Bring your own water bottle. 7.30 – 10.00 p.m. No partner required.  Contact David on 01460 65981 or just come along.  Cost £1.50 www.chardscottishdancing.org

Art History course about Surrealism, 2pm-3.30pm. Venue United Church hall at rear of church, East St, Bridport. 6 x hour and a half lectures, fee £60. Contact tutor Pam Simpson MA to book: chris.pamsimpson@btinternet.com or tel for information 01300 321715.

21 September

Practical Local Responses to climate change, a briefing and discussion on simple steps we can all take on food, home energy and more. 7-8.30 pm, Bridport, part of Great Big Green Week. For details and bookings see www.bridportfoodmatters.net.

Beaminster Festival: Leo Popplewell Cello Antonina Suhanova Piano. Leo Popplewell and Antonina Suhanova present a recital of three cello sonatas full of power, virtuosity and lyricism. 7:30pm. www.beaminsterfestival.com

22 September

East Devon Ramblers 10 miles moderate walk. Dorchester. Tel: 01395 512973.

23 September

Art History course about Surrealism, 2pm-3.30pm. Venue Lyme Regis Football club, Charmouth Rd, free parking.  6 x hour and a half lectures, fee £60. Contact tutor Pam Simpson MA to book: chris.pamsimpson@btinternet.com or tel for information 01300 321715.

Art and Design history course taught on Zoom on line about Medieval Art, architecture, decorative arts and painting. 6.30pm with tea break in middle. 6 x hour and a half lectures, fee £55. Contact tutor Pam Simpson MA to book: chris.pamsimpson@btinternet.com or tel for information 01300 321715.

24 September

Art and Design History course about Surrealism taught Zoom on line about Surrealism, 2pm with tea break in middle. 6 x hour and a half lectures, fee £55. Contact tutor Pam Simpson MA to book: chris.pamsimpson@btinternet.com or tel for information 01300 321715.

East Devon Ramblers 5.6 mile leisurely walk. Exmouth. Tel 07706 078143.

25 September

Bridport & West Dorset Rambling Club 7 mile walk from Little Bredy. For further information please ring 01308 898484 or 01308 863340.

Magdalena and the Mystical Birds – New album launch at 8.00 (doors open form 7pm) The Lyric Teatre in Bridport. Polish born singer/songwriter Magdalena Atkinson had recorded two albums with Steve Jones (formerly of cult folk band Heron and 11 year member of Mungo Jerry) when they decided to create a band to record a third album. Enlisting the help of ‘punk’ bass player Drew Crow Star and samba percussionist Darren Coleman The Mysticals were born. Tickets are available online ( https://bridportandwestbay.co.uk/tickets/ ) and streaming will also be available (on line streaming tickets from www.magdalenaatkinson.co.uk/)

Last Night of Proms, 7pm. Weymouth Concert Brass. Tickets £10. All Saints Church, Wyke Regis. www.parishofwykeregis.org.uk/weymouth-450

25 – 26 September

Weymouth 450 Arts & Flower Festival. 11am – 4pm. Art & Photographic exhibition, Floral Displays and workshops, refreshments. All Saints Church, Wyke Regis. www.parishofwykeregis.org.uk/weymouth-450.

Dorset Greener Homes. Over 40 homes will be open over two weekends to showcase low energy living.  New ecohomes, retrofits, sustainable lifestyles, heat pumps, solar panels  and electric cars will be on show. Each home has a specific visiting time, and some require booking. Please check the website http://dorset.greenopenhomes.net/  Organised by Dorset CAN.

26 September

Crystal + Tibetan Bowl Soundbath 2-3.30. Oborne Village Hall, Oborne, nr. Sherborne, Dorset DT9 4LA £1501935 389655 or email ahiahel@live.com

27 September

Scottish Dancing in Chardstock. Evening of Social Dancing at Chardstock Village Hall, Bring your own water bottle. 7.30 – 10.00 p.m.  No partner required.  Contact David on 01460 65981 or just come along.  Cost £1.50 www.chardscottishdancing.org

28 September

Bridport and District u3a presents a talk by Philip St. John Bowen on ‘The Decline & Fall of the British Aristocracy and Stately Home’ online via Zoom, 2pm. Please visit the website for specific details and contact information, www.bridportu3a.org.uk, or email info@bridportu3a.org.uk

28 – 29 September

Lyme Morris Dancers. Hawkfest Kilmington All Day.

29 September

Upholstery Class Dalwood Village Hall 9.30/ 3.30pm. Upholstery teacher..John Cooper. More dates in Oct. Nov. Dec.  Contact 07969 804184. Limited spaces.

East Devon Ramblers 10 mile strenuous walk Dorset. Tel: 01395 567450

30 September

Shute Festival: Online Talk on Trees and Agroforestry with writer and forester Robin Walter and David Wolfe of Wakelyns Farm, 6-7 pm. Registration free via www.shutefest.org.uk