Coast and Countryside Events

26 September

Scottish Dancing in Chardstock at Chardstock Village Hall 7.30 – 10.00 p.m. Cost £2.00  Contact David on 01460 65981   www.chardscottishdancingclub.org.

27 September

Royal Opera: Madam Butterfly (12A) Live stream from the Royal Opera House. 7.15pm, doors 6.45pm, Tickets from 01297 625699, www.thegatewayseaton.co.uk or in person Tue – Thur 10am – 1pm.

Scottish Country Dancing at Ashill village hall  TA19 9LX every Tuesday evening from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. For more information contact Anita on 01460 929383 or email anitaandjim22@gmail.com.

Bridport U3A Monthly Meeting & Talk Music in Every Home & How it All Began Gordon Bartlet. Please see the Bridport U3A website for further information about this and future talks and if you are interested in becoming a member : bridportu3a.org.uk.

Recycling Matters Steve Maclure from EDDC and Jessica Prosser from Suez Recycling and Recovery will give the inside picture of what happens to waste in East Devon and the challenges for the future. Talk 2pm at The Gateway, Fore Street, Seaton. Free to members, £2 to non-members, including refreshments. For more information about Seaton u3a, see website: u3asites.org.uk/seaton

28 September

Adolf and Winston Living Spit Corn Exchange Dorchester 8pm, doors and bar 7.30pm. £15/£13 members and concessions. Booking through dorchesterarts.org.uk or 01305 266926.

Dalwood Coffee Concert Sax & Guitar Duo – Katie Rook and Dave Wicken at 10.30am.  St. Peter’s Church, Dalwood EX13 7EG (near Axminster). Free entry, coffee & biscuits.  Retiring collection for local Cancer Charity FORCE info: t.mackenney111@btinternet.com.

East Devon Ramblers 10.00. 10 mile moderate walk. Thorncombe. 07870-804711.

Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society talk ‘Herbs: A Taste of the Unexpected’ by Mark Diacono, 7.30pm, Uplyme Village Hall. Members free, guests £3. Doors open 7pm. More information www.ulrhs.wordpress.com.

29 September

Isata Kanneh-Mason Thomas Hardye Theatre Dorchester 8pm, doors and bar 7.30pm. £25/£15 under 18s. Booking through dorchesterarts.org.uk or 01305 266926.

Royal Opera House Cinema Live: Madama Butterfly (12A) 7.15pm. The Beehive Honiton www.beehivehoniton.co.uk 01404 384050

West Cliff and Eype Guided Walk Meet at West Bay Discovery Centre 10:30am. Adults £5 Further details http://www.westbaydiscoverycentre.org.uk.

Greta Stoddart poetry performance and book launch in conversation with Gill Barr. 7pm, doors at 6.30pm. Sladers Yard, Contemporary Art, Furniture & Craft Gallery, West Bay Road, West Bay, Bridport, Dorset DT6 4EL. Bar and hot snacks will be available Tickets: £10. 01308 459511. www.sladersyard.co.uk

Thursday Group Talk Trick or Treat by Richard Kay Fakes and Forgeries in the Art Market. 9.30 for 10.15 £3.00 or join. Talks each week until March. The Warehouse Theatre, Brewery Lane, Ilminster TA19 9AD Call Jane Peace 01460 259596.

Georgian Coffee House Day Axminster Heritage Centre, Silver St, Axminster from 9am until 4 pm.

30 September

Bullet Train (15) screening, 7.30pm, doors 6.30pm, tickets £7. Tickets from 01297 625699, www.thegatewayseaton.co.uk or in person Tue – Thur 10am – 1pm.

Drop in the Ocean An infectious blend of reggae, ska & dub fusion with special guests, The Dilly Boys (lively folk). 8pm The Beehive Honiton www.beehivehoniton.co.uk 01404 384050.

Paul Foot Corn Exchange Dorchester 8pm, doors and bar 7.30pm. £16/£14 members and concessions. Booking through dorchesterarts.org.uk or 01305 266926.

East Devon Ramblers 10.00. 6 mile moderate walk. Hayes Barton and Squabmoor reservoir. 07780-638350.

An evening of Music by Adam Parrish at Crewkerne Methodist Church South Street TA18 8DB at 7pm. Tickets £8 in advance, £10 on the door. Available from Crewkerne Information Centre TA18 7LN OR by ringing 01460 74380.

1 October

Dorset Greener Homes Over 50 homes will be open over two weekends to showcase low energy living. Please check the website http://dorset.greenopenhomes.net/  Organised by Dorset CAN. Also 2, 8 and 9 October.

Axminster Repair Cafe 10am to 1pm in Axminster Guildhall. We offer free repairs on broken household items as well as teas, coffees, bacon rolls & cakes. We can be contacted on this address: axerepaircafe@gmail.com or more info at: facebook.com/axminsterrepair.

Bridport & West Dorset Rambling Club 7.5 mile walk from Symodsbury. For further information please ring 01308 898484 or 01308 863340.

The Brue Boys A concert to be given by a large Somerset-based choir for men in St George’s Church, Hinton St George. Doors open at 7:00pm. Concert starts at 7:30pm. Refreshments available. Tickets: £10 (£5 under 18s) from ‘Our Shop’ Hinton, or £12 at the door. (Ticket enquiries: 01460 271218).

Concert of Traditional Afghan Music at Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis. 7.30 pm. Tickets £12.50. Proceeds to the AfghanAid charity. Part of the October Shute Festival. Booking via https://www.marinetheatre.com/shute-festival-music-of-afghanistan/

Indoor Bowls Session  Join us from 10am until 12 noon at the Bridport & W D I Bowls Club St Andrews’s  Trading Est. DT6 3EX. First session FREE of charge!  For more details. Tel Arthur on 01308 425278. Also 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th.

Hibernation Come and be transported to a magical forest full of mirth, live music and marvellous creatures. Join award winning Little Bulb (house band in CBEEBIES The Nutcracker) as together we prepare to take a very long nap! 2pm Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NR

2 October

East Devon Ramblers 10.30. 6 miles leisurely walk. Woodbury common. 01395-513974.

Organ recital to include Pachelbel, Bach, Mendelssohn ; 3pm at St. Swithun’s Church, Allington, Bridport DT65DU. Contact: Mandi Sturrock 07887 483228.

3 October

Scottish Dancing in Chardstock Evening of Scottish dancing at Chardstock Village Hall 7.30-10.00 pm. Tea and coffee provided but please bring your own mug. No partner required. Cost £2.00.  Contact David on 01460 65981 www.chardscottishdancingclub.org.

Bridport Folk Dance Club If you like exercise, socialising and maybe learning something new then come along to our dance sessions from 7.15 to 9.30 pm on Monday evenings in the W.I.Hall. Occasional live music. All welcome especially beginners.  Tel 458165 or 459001 for details.

Hawkchurch Film Nights in association with Devon Moviola, presents ‘Elvis’ (153 mins, Cert. 12). Doors 6.30pm, film 7.00pm at Hawkchurch Village Hall, EX13 5XD. Ticket reservations £6 from csma95@gmail.com or leave a message on 01297 678176 (socially-distanced seating available if booked in advance) or pay at the door. New improved projection Home-made cake and other scrummy refreshments available.

Free Taster Evening of Scottish Dancing in Chardstock A special introductory session for beginners. The only kit you need is a pair of light shoes. 7.30 – 10.00 pm.  Chardstock Community Hall EX13 7BJ. Contact David on 01460 65981 www.chardscottishdancingclub.org.

IT and Biscuits at Lyme Regis Library free, drop-in session, offering digital support. Join our Digital Champion for a chat about a digital topic over a cup of tea or coffee.  Bring along your digital device and any IT questions you have. 2 – 4pm.  Contact the library for further information lymeregislibrary@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk or 01297 443151, during opening hours.

Indoor Bowls Session  Join us from 7.30 pm until 9.30 pm at the Bridport & W D I Bowls Club St Andrew’s Trading Est. DT6 3EX.  First session FREE of charge!  For more details. Tel Arthur on 01308 425278. Also 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st.

4 October

Scottish Country Dancing at Ashill Village Hall TA19 9LX every Tuesday evening from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. Beginners , returners and dancers of all abilities are very welcome and you don’t need a partner. Biscuits and hot drink at the interval. £3.00 per evening. More information contact Anita on 01460 929383 or email anitaandjim22@gmail.com.

Short Story Slam Calling all tellers of fabulous tales. Come and take part in our Short Story Slam and share your 5 minute (max) story with a lively and appreciative audience for a chance to win prizes. Register in advance to take part in the slam or just come along to enjoy an evening of wonderful words. All welcome. 7pm Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NR

5 October

East Devon Ramblers 10.30. 8 miles moderate walk. Thorncombe. 01297-552313.

Living Mindfully through Art and Nature At the Othona Community, Burton Bradstoc10a.m.- 4 p.m.  £60, Bookings: www.othonawestdorset.org.uk.

Spoken Word event for prose writers. Come and read from your novel, short story or flash fiction. Free entry. 6pm-8pm at Brook Kitchen, 60 High Street, Budleigh Salterton EX9 6NE . Contact David Lloyd lloyddavidjohn@gmail.com if you would like to read on the night.

Beaminster Museum a performance of “Two Nations – drama and music from Time and Tide about the gulf between rich and poor in Victorian society”.  2.30pm. A mixture of dramatic readings and folk songs featuring well-known figures such as Benjamin Disraeli and Thomas Hardy, with traditional music from the Hammond Collection of Somerset and Dorset folk songs.  Limited seating. Tickets £5. Please book your place from Beaminster Museum or email to info@beaminstermuseum.co.uk

6 October

The Climate Emergency – Can Geology Save Us? The Friends of Lyme Regis Museum are hosting an important and highly topical talk with Jonathan Evans and Chris Sladen at 2.30 pm in the Woodmead Hall, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG. Admission £2 for members, £3 for visitors. Tickets not required.

National Theatre Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again (12A) 7pm A rollicking new comedy from Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night), with Caroline Quentin, Laurie Davidson, and Kelvin Fletcher. The Beehive Honiton www.beehivehoniton.co.uk 01404 384050

Lecture: Old Worlds New Worlds Join Professor Mark Horton for this lecture examining the latest archaeological and historical evidence on the West Country’s contribution to the settlement of North America. 7.30 pm. Online via Zoom, and In-person at the Museum: The Museum of Somerset, Taunton Castle, Castle Green, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4AA. Museumofsomerset.org.uk. Booking, £12.50.

A Separation (2019, Iran, PG, 123 mins, S/titles, Doors 6:45 pm, 7:30 pm start. Clapton & Wayford Village Hall (TA18 8PS).). Membership £25, guests £5 per film. Contact mickpwilson53@btinternet.com or ring Mick Wilson on 01460 74849 or Di Crawley on 01460 30508.

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

A Brief History of Dorset Gardens, 2.30pm, Morcombelake Gardening Club – A talk by Alan Eason, JH Hall, Morcombelake, J Coates 01297 678303.

National Theatre Live ‘Jack Absolute Flies Again’ (12A) -doors at 6.30pm, starts at 7pm. Tickets £13.50 adult £7 age 15 & under. Tickets from 01297 625699, www.thegatewayseaton.co.uk or in person Tue – Thur 10am – 1pm.

7 October

East Devon Ramblers 10.00. 5 miles, leisurely walk. Ottery St Mary. 07718-201-209.

Talk: Sydney Vaux Find out about this newly-rediscovered local photographer and see some of his fascinating photos showing the Seavingtons in the 1900s and 1910s. 7.30 pm Seavington Millennium Hall, Water Street, Ilminster TA19 0QH. swheritage.org.uk. Free, drop-in.

Classic Concert Jubilee Quartet Each member of the quartet brings their unique sense of cultural identity to the group, which thrives on musical inspiration from four different homelands: the Czech Republic, Canada, Spain, and England. 11:30am. Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NR.

Jazz in the Theatre The Clay Bottom Jug Busters The Clay Bottom Jug Busters cut their teeth at the Chelsea, Bristol’s infamous punk pub, and since then have been charming crowds from local dive bars and village halls to London theatres and various stages across the Glastonbury Festival. 8pm Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NR.

Howerd’s End 7.30pm A new play about one of the greatest comics, Frankie Howerd, and his forbidden love for long-standing partner Dennis Heymer. The Beehive Honiton www.beehivehoniton.co.uk 01404 384050

Craft and Chat at Lyme Regis Library Bring your knitting, sewing, crochet or embroidery along to the library for an afternoon of creativity with others, over a cup of tea or coffee. 2.30 – 4pm. Contact the library for further information lymeregislibrary@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk or 01297 443151, during opening hours. Also 14, 21 and 28 October.

Fisherman’s Friends One and All (12A) Picnic Night screening, doors 6.30pm, Screening 7.30pm: 13th matinee doors 1.30pm, screening 2.30pm, tickets £7. Tickets from 01297 625699, www.thegatewayseaton.co.uk or in person Tue – Thur 10am – 1pm. Also 13th October.

7 – 16 October

Sidmouth Science Festival 2022 in and around Sidmouth. Events for everyone; children, adults and families and mostly free. Come and see our giant robots on Super Science Saturday 8th October. More information www.sidmouthsciencefestival.org or Facebook @sidmouthscience.

8 October

Wire willow reindeer workshop 10-4 Drimpton Village Hall.  £50 includes all materials. A few places left call Carina 07796281542 or drimptonhallbookings@gmail.com.

The Goat Show Through Villages in Action’s rural touring scheme Running Dog Theatre CIC will be bringing their new family theatre show ‘The Goat Show’ to Stockland Village Hall (EX14 9EF). Doors open 3.30pm for 4pm show. Please book tickets through Villages in Action website:www.villagesinaction.co.uk.

Fisherman’s Friends: One and All (12A) 7.30pm The next instalment of the Fisherman’s Friends amazing and uplifting true story. The Beehive Honiton www.beehivehoniton.co.uk 01404 384050

Yarcombe village market   10- 12 noon in Yarcombe village hall. Local produce stalls – cakes,pies and pasties,  plants, eggs, jams and chutneys, metalwork and woodwork , gifts and bric a brac and much more. Tea, coffee and cake stall – any queries – Helen 07858625421.

Jumble Sale – South Perrott Village Hall (A356) from 2pm. Entrance £1. In aid of St Mary’s Church Roof Fund. Enquiries:  01935 891224.or 891234.

Yukon Ho! Come to the Yukon! Cold, dark, and lonesome, with big animals, and dodgy liquor. Where there are more caribou than people, tossing chainsaws is sport and watching bears forage for garbage is considered a big night out. It’s where ‘Intrepid’ Jen grew up and barely escaped alive. 7:30pm Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NR.

Belfast A movie from Kenneth Branagh’s own experience. A nine-year-old boy must chart a path towards adulthood through a world that has suddenly turned upside down. UK. 7.45pm. Warehouse Theatre, Brewery Lane, Ilminster. Contact details crisrainbow44@gmail.com

Shute Festival at the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis – join a glittering host of authors and musicians for the first full day talks and concerts: 10.00-11.00am – Living On The Edge with Louisa Adjoa Parker and Davina Quinlivan; 11.30am-12.30pm – Fairy Tellers And Folk Tales with Nicholas Jubber and Lisa Schneidau; 1.00-2.00pm – Hope And Glory with Jendella Benson; 2.30-3.30pm – Breakneck Point with T. Orr Monro; 4.00-5.00pm – In Search Of Mary Seacole – The Making Of A Cultural Icon with Helen Rappaport; 4.00-6.00pm – Yiddish Song And Klezmer Music Workshop with Merlin And Polina ShepherD; 5.30-6.30pm – Protecting The Amazon And Its People with Sir Ghillean Prance; 7.30pm – Concert: Songs Of The Shtetl And Steppes with Merlin And Polina Shepherd. Tickets and full details via https://www.marinetheatre.com/shute-festival/

Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society Autumn Show 10 am-12 noon, Uplyme Village Hall. Fun, informal show open to all with classes for produce, flowers preserves and baking. More information www.ulrhs.wordpress.com

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

The Darkside of Pink Floyd Gig  doors 7.30pm, show 8pm tickets £20 (door £22.50). More than just an ordinary Pink Floyd tribute band, The Darkside of Pink Floyd entertain audiences with a fantastic light show and passionate performances. Tickets from 01297 625699, www.thegatewayseaton.co.uk or in person Tue – Thur 10am – 1pm.

Francis Burroughes – The Wonderful World of Glass The Friends of Weymouth Library (Fowl) are hosting a talk by Francis

Burroughes on the Wonderful World of Glass at 10.30am. This will be held in Weymouth Library in support of the library’s events and activities. Booking is essential. £2.00 for members, £3.00 for non-members. Please contact Weymouth Library on 01305 762410 or email weymouthlibrary@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk.

9 October

East Devon Ramblers 10.30. 7.5 miles leisurely walk. Bovey Tracey. 01392-214430.

Singing Bowl Soundbath 2-4PM Bridport Unitarians, 49 East St, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3JX. £15 please book ahiahel@live.com 01935 389655

Shute Festival at the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis – join a further glittering host of authors and musicians for the second full day talks and concerts: 11.30am-12.30pm – How To Leave Your Psychopath with Maddy Anholt; 1.00-2.00pm – Young Bloomsbury with Nino Strachey; 2.30-3.30pm – Real Farming: Underneath The Archers with Graham Harvey and Martin Hesp; 4.00-5.00pm – I You We Them: Exposing The ‘Desk Killers’ with Dan Gretton; 5.30-6.30pm – Love & Revolution In Georgia with Jo and Mike Seaman; 7.30pm – Concert: Folk Music with The South Country. Tickets and full details via https://www.marinetheatre.com/shute-festival-2/

10 October

Scottish Dancing in Chardstock Evening of Scottish dancing at Chardstock Village Hall 7.30 – 10.00 p.m.  Tea and coffee provided but please bring your own mug.  No partner required.  Cost £2.00.  Contact David on 01460 65981  www.chardscottishdancingclub.org.

West Dorset Flower Club will be holding a demonstration by Elizabeth Witcomb entitled “The Three R’s”.  This will take place at the WI Hall in North Street, Bridport at 2.30 pm.  Visitors welcome, entrance £5.  Further details 01308 456339.

Bridport Folk Dance club If you like gentle exercise, socialising and maybe learning something new then come along to our dance sessions from7.15 to 9.30 on Monday evenings in the W.I.Hall. Occasional live music.  All welcome especially beginners.  Tel 458165 or 459001 for details.

Stage Show by local mental health charity To celebrate World Mental Health Week, local mental health hub Harmony will be putting on their 80 Days Around the Mind show at Bridport Arts Centre. The evening will showcase the work that Harmony members have done for the UKs Platinum Jubilee creative arts celebrations. Featuring the well-known local storyteller, Martin Maudsley. Tickets from Bridport Tourist Information Centre (BAC box office), 01308 424901, or from www.bridport-arts.com or on the door. For more information visit the website www.harmonydropin.org.

Dorchester Townswomen’s Guild Meeting 2 p.m. Vincent Sheppard, Jurassic Coast Trust Talk. Dorchester Community Church, Liscombe Street, Poundbury, Dorchester, DT1 3DF. Contact 01305 832857. Visitors £2.50.

11 October

Psychic development group all levels welcome start time 7.30 finish time 9pm I will teach you meditation and protection run at the black dog tea room uplyme by Sonia email for info sonia@blackdogtearoom.co.uk five pounds per person starting October 11th and every Tuesday.

Best-selling author Philippe Sands at the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, speaking about his new book The Last Colony: A Tale Of Race, Exile And Justice From Chagos To The Hague – a book which deals with Britain’s last colony in Africa and the continuing struggle of a British possession for independence. 7pm. Tickets £10. Book via https://www.marinetheatre.com/shute-festival-philippe-sands/

Scottish Country Dancing at Ashill Village Hall TA19 9LX every Tuesday evening from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. Beginners , returners and dancers of all abilities are very welcome and you don’t need a partner. Biscuits and hot drink at the interval. £3.00 per evening. More information contact Anita on 01460 929383 or email anitaandjim22@gmail.com

12 October

East Devon Ramblers 10.00. 8 miles moderate walk. Offwell. 01297-552860.

Loders Local History Group AGM 7.30 pm  followed by Archive Box Rummage. This is an opportunity to see what we have in the archives. Who was in your house during the various censuses? What projects have been caried out since the Group’s formation in 1989?  Entrance £3 Loders Village Hall. contact bogle.2@outlook.com

Colyford & District Photographic Club. Come along to our Club nights 7.15 to 9.45 pm, every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, Colyford Memorial Hall, Swan Hill Road, Colyford EX24 6QJ.  Meet our friendly members, enjoy practical sessions and day trips out with your camera. We encourage and teach the art of photography. Learn more about your camera and improve your photographic skills, including Photoshop, Lightroom and Affinity applications. For more information please telephone 07753911751 or check out our website  www.colyford-photographic-club.co.uk. Also 26 October.

The Good Liar (15) Kilmington Community Cinema will be screening at the Village Hall (EX13 7RF). Doors open 6.45 film starts 7.15.  Matinee on Thursday 13th afternoon doors open 1.45pm film starts 2pm advance booking required for this matinee, limited seating, cream teas (£3) available if booked with the ticket reservation. Tickets can be pre-booked by email: wattsjohn307@gmail.com or Tel: 01297 639758 see www.kilmingtonvillage.com/other-organisations.html for more information.

Axe Valley Centre, National Trust Talk 2.30pm at Colyford Memorial Hall “Stories of the Mary Rose” by Doug Hislop, Volunteer Speaker, Mary Rose Museum.  Members £1.00, Non-members £2.00, including refreshment.

13 October

Guardians of Martock Church Chinese Boxing. Martock Church; TA12 6JL. 7:30pm. Tickets: £12 or £10 at: guardianstickets@gmail.com/ Martock Gallery/ Martock Newsagent Website:www.martockonline.co.uk/events. https://chineseboxing.co.uk.

Hardy Online: The Real Woman Behind Tess of the d’Urbervilles 7pm Online talk. Gill Donnell MBE will be joined by Dr Rose Wallis, Lady Edwina Grosvenor and Professor Angelique Richardson to talk about the real woman behind Thomas Hardy’s novel Tess of the d’Urbervilles. £5 per screen. www.wessexmuseums.org.uk/book-online.

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

Royal Opera House Live Cinema: Aida (12A) 6.45pm Love and duty collide and nations clash in Verdi’s political drama, starring Elena Stikhina and conducted by Antonio Pappano. The Beehive Honiton www.beehivehoniton.co.uk 01404 384050

The Royal Opera  ‘Aida’ (12A) screening – doors 6.30pm, screening at 7pm, tickets £13.50 adults, £7 age 15 & under

Princess Aida has been kidnapped: a valuable prize in a war between Egypt and Ethiopia. Meanwhile, the ambitious soldier Radames wrestles with his feelings for her. As they draw closer together, each must make an agonizing choice between their loyalty to home, and their love for each other. Tickets from 01297 625699, www.thegatewayseaton.co.uk or in person Tue – Thur 10am – 1pm.

14 October

East Devon Ramblers 10.00. 6 miles moderate walk. Drewsteignton. 07722-314499.

Black sheep Fusing physical theatre, spoken word, song and sword swallowing, the show is the story of a queer Black woman finding love, overcoming institutional racism and leaning into radical vulnerability.7:30pm. Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NR.

East Devon Branch, Devonshire Association Bringing nature back to Devon; Harry Barton, CEO of Devon Wildlife Trust, will talk about the loss of wildlife from Devon over the past 200 years 2.30pm, Manor Pavilion Theatre Sidmouth EX10 8RP; contact Brian Ludford 01395 513232 or edevon.sec@devonassoc.org.uk.

Moonage Daydream (15) 7.30pm A glorious cinematic odyssey exploring David Bowie’s creative, spiritual and musical journey. The Beehive Honiton www.beehivehoniton.co.uk 01404 384050

The Suffragettes in the South West Author Pam Vass will tell the story of the Suffragettes in the South West following her careful research into the campaign for women’s suffrage. 11am Woodmead Hall, Lyme Regis. Guests of the u3a are welcome for a donation of £2. Details available on www.lymeregisu3a.org.

Cinechard at Holyrood Academy Chard at 7.30pm, Baz Luhrman’s Elvis starring Tom Hanks as Colonel Parker and Austin Butler as Elvis. Tickets from Barron’s, Eleos and the PO and online at ticketsource/cinechard; or on the door. Holyrood has plenty of well-lit parking, tiered seating and refreshments.

15 October

CUPID is a mutual support group for ostomists i.e. anyone with a stoma (colostomy, urostomy, ileostomy) or pouch. Our next meeting will be held between 10:00 and 12 noon at the Dorford Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester DT1 1RR.  Parking is available opposite at the Top of Town Car Park.  It is an informal occasion where you can talk with other ostomists, or simply stop and enjoy refreshments whilst taking the opportunity to see the products of Pelican represented by Sian Nixon.  Colin Clare will be presenting a talk on ‘Codes’.

Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen 10.00am – 14.00pm. Finds Liaison Officer for Dorset is visiting Beaminster Museum for a finds identification session. Please see www.beaminstermuseum.co.uk  for further information about attending.

The Friends of Beaminster Festival are pleased to promote a concert by The Cirrus Quartet in St Marys Beaminster at 3pm. The programme will be Mozart Piano Quartet No 493: W H Reed Quartet no 4 in C and Elgar Piano Quintet op 84. Tickets at £12 are available from The Yarn Barton,Fleet Street,Beaminster: The Book Shop,Bridport or www.ticketsource.co.uk (ref Friends of Beaminster Festival Concert)- Tel 03336663366 and on the door cash or card.

Come and Sing Great Anthems with the Sheldon Singers 2-5pm at St. Paul’s Church, Honiton, EX14 1PG.  £10 per person, including music and light refreshments. For further details contact Julie: acorns31@hotmail.com

Barn Dance/Ceilidh at the W.I.Hall Bridport from 7.30 to 10.30pm. Musicians and a caller to help the evening go with a swing. Soft drinks provided. Come alone or bring your partner. Everyone welcome for a social, fun evening. For more information Tel; 458165 or 459001.

Barn Dance/Ceilidh Live music and a caller will lead us in the dancing from 7.30 to 10.30 in the W.I.Hall, Bridport. Soft drinks available. All welcome. Come alone or bring your partner…everybody joins in. Only £5.00 …school children free. Tel 458165 or 459001 for details.

‘Moonage Daydream’ (12A) Picnic Night Screening doors 6.30pm screening 7.30pm, tickets £7. Tickets from 01297 625699, www.thegatewayseaton.co.uk or in person Tue – Thur 10am – 1pm.

16 October

East Devon Ramblers 10.00. 12 miles strenuous walk. Wiveliscombe. 01395-567450.

Singing Bowl Soundbath 2-4PM The Scout Hall, Redcotts Lane, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH 21 1JX £15 please book via ahiahel@live.com 01935 389655.

Axe Vale Orchestra Dvorak Cello Concerto Arturo Serna will perform this magnificent concerto in The Gateway, Seaton, in a Sunday afternoon concert, beginning at 3.00pm. Other works to be performed are William Mathias’ Serenade op.18 and Peter Milmer’s King Across the Water. Tickets at £12, free for students, from TicketSource via the Axe Vale Orchestra website or from Owl and Pyramid Bookshop, Seaton. Brian Northcott will conduct and Jane Bultz will lead.

Far From the Madding Crowd (1967) premiere anniversary film screening. 3pm Plaza Cinema, Dorchester Marking the film’s 55th anniversary with the chance to see John Schlesinger’s iconic Far From the Madding Crowd on the big screen. £4.50pp. 01305 262488

17 October

Scottish Dancing in Chardstock Evening of Scottish dancing at Chardstock Village Hall 7.30 – 10.00 p.m.  Tea and coffee provided but please bring your own mug.  No partner required.  Cost £2.00.  Contact David on 01460 65981  www.chardscottishdancingclub.org.

Mindfulness & Self-Compassion Othona Community Burton Bradstock10-12.30 midday £25. Phone 01308 898337, howsesp@yahoo.co.uk.

Bridport Folk Dance Club If you like gentle exercise, socialising and maybe learning something new then come along to our dance sessions from 7.15 to 9.30 on Monday evenings in the W.I.Hall.  Occasional live music. Alll welcome especially beginners. Tel 458165 or 459001 for details.

18 October

The Great Big Dorset Hedge – Turn Lyme Green talk Talk from Julie Leah, one of the project co-ordinators of The Great Big Dorset Hedge. 7pm. Driftwood Cafe, in the Baptist Church, 2 Sherborne Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3NY. enquiries@turnlymegreen.co.uk.

The Lyme Regis Society present A Talk: Charmouth Heritage Centre by Senior Warden: Phil Davidson. 2pm. Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis. DT7 3PG. All Welcome. Members Free. Visitors £3.00. Including Refreshments. Check website for further information: https://www.lymeregissociety.org.uk/

Scottish Country Dancing at Ashill Village Hall TA19 9LX every Tuesday evening from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. Beginners , returners and dancers of all abilities are very welcome and you don’t need a partner. Biscuits and hot drink at the interval. £3.00 per evening. More information contact Anita on 01460 929383 or email anitaandjim22@gmail.com

19 October

Finding Mr Robins – the exceptional Rococo artist. Illustrated lecture, Monk’s Yard, Ilminster. For further information, please contact Susie Thorne on 01823 451693.

Coffee Morning including croissants, cakes, & bacon rolls, 10.30am – noon; all welcome. Clapton & Wayford Village Hall.  More details from Julia (01460 72769)

Spoken Word event for poets Come and read your poetry. Free entry. 6pm-8pm at Brook Kitchen, 60 High Street, Budleigh Salterton EX9 6NE . Contact David Lloyd lloyddavidjohn@gmail.com if you would like to read on the night.

East Devon Ramblers 10.30. 8 miles leisurely walk. Knappe Copse. 01404-549390.

The Beehive Acoustic Night 7.30pm Perform or listen in the Beehive bar. Free entry. The Beehive Honiton www.beehivehoniton.co.uk 01404 384050

Colyton & District Garden Society talk by our honorary member, Anne Swithinbank, on ‘Around the World in 80 Houseplants – or thereabouts!’.  Colyford Memorial Hall, 7.30pm.  Members free, guests £3.  For information: Sue Price 01297 552813.

20 October

Versus Arthritis 2.30 for 3 pm, Loders Village Hall DT6 3SA John Wolfe Illustrated Talk ‘In Shackleton’s Footsteps’ an Antarctic Journey, Cream Tea, Stalls,Raffle. Tickets £12 from 01308 863690/01308 425965.

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

Royal Opera House Live Cinema: La Boheme (12A) 7.15pm Puccini’s opera of passion, friendship & heartbreak. The Beehive Honiton www.beehivehoniton.co.uk 01404 384050

Arts Society West Dorset: “A Sleuth’s Guide to Architecture” The story of an Elizabethan Master Mason in the West country. Speaker: John Davies. 2.30pm Bridport Town Hall. Visitors welcome-£7.50. Further details: www.taswestdorset.org.uk

Talk and Tea with Stonemason Andrew Ziminski Join Andrew Ziminski as he talks about his work conserving Somerset’s ancient buildings including the techniques, methods and materials he uses. 2.30 pm. Somerset Rural Life Museum, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8DB. srlm.org.uk. Booking, £5

Bridport & District gardening club monthly meeting is at 7.30pm at the W I Hall North Street Bridport when Charles Chesshire will speak on New and Unusual Plant for Dorset. The meeting is open to non members for a dee of £2.00 and further information about the club can be found on the website www.bridportgardening.co.uk.

21 October

East Devon Ramblers 10.30. 6 miles moderate walk. Seaton wetlands. 07886-926636.

East Devon Ramblers 10.00. 6 miles leisurely walk. Hemyock. 07483-886622.

Chapel in the Garden Bridport will be hosting a jazz evening with Philip Clouts and Mitch Hiller. 7.00pm. Tickets at £10.00 will be available from the Tourist Information Centre and the Chapel, call Glenda Willis on 07912 534064

Great British soul & blues revue unforgettable evening of soul and blues classics from Jo Harman, Mike Mayfield, Eddy Smith & Joanna Cooke. 8.00pm, Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3BG. More: www.jazzjurassica.co.uk.

Downton Abbey – A New Era at 7.30pm. Village Hall, The Causeway, Milborne St Andrew DT11 0JX. Doors and bar open 7.00. Tickets cost £5, which includes a drink or an ice-cream.

Beaminster Public Hall fundraising quiz for the Yarn Barton Centre (reg’d charity); 7.00 for 7.30pm, six people per team (max), tickets £10pp (including supper) on sale at YBC, tel: 01308 862715.

Fairport Convention 7.30pm British Folk Rock legends celebrate their 55th anniversary. The Beehive Honiton www.beehivehoniton.co.uk 01404 384050

‘Ticket to Paradise’ (12A) Picnic Night Screening, doors 6.30pm, screening 7.30pm tickets £7. Tickets from 01297 625699, www.thegatewayseaton.co.uk or in person Tue – Thur 10am – 1pm.

21 – 22 October

Classical piano with Rosemary Tuck. The Australian-born pianist Rosemary Tuck will be playing in Tincleton Gallery for the first time. She has appeared worldwide in concerts at Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House, National Concert Hall in Dublin, the South Bank Center, Wigmore Hall and St Johns Smith Square in London, and the Aarhus Musikhuset where she appeared live on Danish Television. Tincleton Gallery, The Old School House, Tincleton, nr Dorchester, DT2 8QR. doors open 19:30; concert starts 20:00. £15. 01305 848 909. www.tincletongallery.com.

22 October

Christmas Craft Fair 10am-4pm at Portesham Village Hall.

All exhibits by local crafts people. In support of TheHorseCourse a Dorset charity providing help for children.

A Recital & Album Launch: Variations For Piano & Sitar Andrew Goldberg, piano and Ricky Romain, sitar – launching their new album Variations, which is a dialogue between Western classical music and Indian Classical music. They will be accompanied by percussionist Carlo Strazzante at 7.30pm. Eype Centre for the Arts, St Peter’s Church, Eype DT6 6AP. Tickets: £18.00 adults / £15.00 concessions. Tickets from https://bridportandwestbay.co.uk/product/variations-for-piano-sitar-with-andrew-goldberg-ricky-romain.

Bridport & West Dorset Rambling Club 7.5 mile walk from Beaminster. For further information please ring 01308 898484 or 01308 863340.

Singalonga The Greatest Showman  Interactive screening – doors 1.30pm, show 2pm, tickets £16.50 adults, £13 under 16 years. ‘Singalonga Grease’ – Interactive Screening – doors 6.30pm screening 7pm Tickets as above. Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential! Tickets from 01297 625699, www.thegatewayseaton.co.uk or in person Tue – Thur 10am – 1pm.

23 October

Fresh Fiction – Lifting the veil on Halloween Fresh Fiction is a series of new short story nights read live by writers at The David Hall, South Petherton, Somerset. Original short stories on a theme are hand-picked from writers across Somerset and surrounding counties.  7.30pm. The David Hall, Roundwell Street, South Petherton. Somerset TA13 5AA. Contact details for tickets www.thedavidhall.org.uk.

Organ recital to include Philip Glass, Louis Vierne, Bach, Franck; 3pm at St. Swithun’s Church, Allington, Bridport DT65DU. Contact: Mandi Sturrock 07887 483228.

East Devon Ramblers 10.30. 5 miles leisurely walk. Otterton. 01395-266668.

Royal Opera: La Boheme (12A) Screening – Recording from the Royal Opera House performance, doors 1.30pm, screening 2pm tickets £13.50 adults, £7 under 16s. Paris, 1900. Tickets from 01297 625699, www.thegatewayseaton.co.uk or in person Tue – Thur 10am – 1pm.

24 October

Scottish Dancing in Chardstock Evening of Scottish dancing at Chardstock Village Hall 7.30 – 10.00 p.m.  Tea and coffee provided but please bring your own mug. No partner required. Cost £2.00  Contact David on 01460 65981  www.chardscottishdancingclub.org.

Bridport Folk Dance Club If you like gentle exercise, socialising and maybe learning something new then come along to our dance sessions from 7.15 to 9.30 on Monday evenings in the W.I.Hall. Occasional live music.  All welcome especially beginners. Tel 458165 or 459001 for details.

24 – 28 October

Half term living history event at historic house. at Athelhampton House and Gardens, DT2 7LG, near Puddletown, from 10:30am – 3:30pm. The famous gardens will be open from 10am – 4pm. Children under 12 go free, and tickets can be booked online at www.athelhampton.com.

25 October

Artsreach at The Hut Powerstock at 11am.  Doors open 10.30am. Norwich Puppet Theatre’s “Thumbelina” for ages 2+. Tickets: 01308 485730 or 07817 429907 or online at www.artsreach.co.uk  Adult: £6, Under 18s: £5, Family: £20   Refreshments available.

Hardy Online: Building Wessex; passions and parallel lives. 7pm Online talk. Join stonemason Andrew Ziminski and curator Harriet Still as they talk about Andrew’s passion for Wessex’s ancient buildings – and the parallels between his life and that of Thomas Hardy. £5 per screen. www.wessexmuseums.org.uk/book-online.

Nostalgic Cinema: Pal Joey (PG) 2pm 1957 film. Dementia-friendly with subtitles. The Beehive Honiton www.beehivehoniton.co.uk 01404 384050

Socotra: Island of Dreams, Dragon’s Blood and Desert Roses Janice Booth, co- author of the Bradt Guide to Socotra will give a talk about this magical island for Seaton u3a. The talk will start at 2pm at The Gateway, Seaton and is free to members. A charge of £2 for non-members includes refreshments afterwards. Take this opportunity to learn more about the many varied activities available at Seaton u3a. For more information go to https://u3asites.org.uk/seaton/home.

Bridport U3A Monthly Meeting & Talk Having a Wilder Time in Zimbabwe – Brian Pettit. Bridport United Church Hall at 2pm. If you are kindly able to help with setting up the chairs please arrive at 1.15pm. This talk is free to members and non-members are welcome but will need to pay £2. If you would like any further information visit bridportu3a.org.uk

Scottish Country Dancing at Ashill Village Hall TA19 9LX every Tuesday evening from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. Beginners, returners and dancers of all abilities are very welcome and you don’t need a partner. Biscuits and hot drink at the interval. £3.00 per evening. More information contact Anita on 01460 929383 or email anitaandjim22@gmail.com

26 October

East Devon Ramblers 10.30. 8.2 miles moderate walk. Broadwindsor. 01297-552313.

27 October

Talk on Nature Rambles by Alan Bowley, 2.30pm, Bridport WI Hall, North Street.  In support of Bridport Millennium Green.  £6/£5 members.  Raffle.  Details Sandra Brown, 01308 423078.

‘Halloween Party Time’ children’s party, doors 1.30pm party 2pm, tickets £8 child, £5 adult. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Come and join Hot Rock Productions for  half term spooky Halloween party! There will be party games, dancing and singing! Fancy dress is definitely encouraged! Tickets from 01297 625699, www.thegatewayseaton.co.uk or in person Tue – Thur 10am – 1pm.

Clapton & Wayford Village Hall AGM business followed by cheese & wine, 7.30pm; all welcome.  More details from Mary (01460 74849)

28 October

East Devon Ramblers 10.00. 5 miles moderate walk. Branscombe. 07854-685433.

Operation Mincemeat (12A) T & F Movies in Tatworth Memorial Hall at 7.30 pm. The doors open at 7.00pm and the entry charge is still only £5.

Cable Street Collective Festival favourites 8pm “Spicy indie pop with a tropical feel.” The Beehive Honiton www.beehivehoniton.co.uk 01404 384050.

Somerset Wildlife Trust Ilminster/Chard group invite you to “Wilder Somerset 2030”. Katie Arber SWT’s Deputy CEO and Director of fund-raising will speak about SWT’s Wilder Somerset 2030 Strategy, what is being done now and future plans. Q&A included. 7.30pm Parish Hall, North St. Ilminster TA19 0DG, roadside & town car parks. £3 SWT members, £4 non-members, no charge for children. Sales table. Refreshments will be available. Enquiries Valerie Godsmark 01460 234551.

29 October

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

‘Halloween Spooky Trail and film’ Trail starts at 2pm, film from 3.30pm Tickets: Trail £1 per trail sheet, on the day, film £7 per person. Tickets from 01297 625699, www.thegatewayseaton.co.uk or in person Tue – Thur 10am – 1pm.

Axe Valley Centre, National Trust Autumn Fair 10.00-12.00 at Colyford Memorial Hall, cakes and produce, books, plants, crafts, bric-a-brac and Sidmouth National Trust Shop.  Admission £1.00 including tea/coffee and biscuit.

Mark Simmons: Quip Off The Mark As Seen on Mock The Week, BT Sport and ITV, ‘Master of one-liners’ 8pm Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NR

White Tara 2:1s Stour Row Village Hall, Stour Row nr. Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 0QG £60 per individual session please book via ahiahel@live.com 01935 389655

30 October

East Devon Ramblers 10.00. 10.5 miles moderate walk. Shipton Gorge. 07759-324849.

Singing Bowl Soundbath 2pm-4pm Oborne Village Hall, Oborne, nr. Sherborne, Dorset DT9 4LA £15 please book via ahiahel@live.com 01935 389655.

Bridport Vintage Market St Michael’s Trading Estate, Bridport.

31 October

Scottish Dancing in Chardstock Evening of Scottish Dancing in Chardstock Village Hall 7.30 – 10.00 p.m. Cost £2.00  Contact David on 01460 65981  www.chardscottishdancingclub.org.

Bridport Folk Dance Club If you like gentle exercise, socialising and maybe learning something new then come along to our dance sessions from 7.15 to 9.30 on Monday evenings in the W.I.Hall.  Occasional live music. All welcome especially beginners.  Tel 458165 or 459001 for details.

Grace Petrie Protest singer Grace Petrie has an army of loyal fans across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes.  7:30pm Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NR.

Illustrated talk by well-known  garden and travel writer Rosemary LeGrand – Lyrical-La Mortella. Talk about the Italian island garden of the late Sir William and Lady Walton and the gardens of Capri and Pompeii.  2.30 pm at United Church Main Hall, East Street, Bridport.  Members £2.00, Visitors £5.00.  Information 01308 459855.