Coast and Countryside Events

7 May

Making your garden more climate resilient Half day workshop with Sally Morgan (editor of Organic Farming Magazine, owner of a 100 acre organic farm & contributor to several smallholder & gardening magazines). To be held in Winsham £25 per person & booking is essential. There may be a few places left so if you are interested please call Debbie 01460 432815.

Unicef Fun Run & Fete St Mary’s Field Bridport 2-4pm.

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

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

8 May

Postponed Honiton Pottery Collectors’ Society Meeting 11am View a lovely variety of hand painted Honiton pottery and bring your pots to show our experts. At The Heathfield Inn Function Room, Walnut Road, Honiton EX14 2UG  Visitors welcome for all or part of the day, refreshments available – entry £2. See website: www.hpcsoc.com or Facebook Group Page.

East Devon ramblers 11 mile strenuous walk. Exmoor. Tel: 07870-804711.

Divine Union Soundbath 2pm-4pm Bridport Unitarians 49 East St., Bridport, Dorset DT6 3JX £15 bookings only 01935 389655 or email ahiahel@live.com

Plant Sale outside West Bay Discovery Centre 10:30am-12:00pm. Fill up empty spaces in your pots and borders with plants suitable for coastal conditions. All proceeds to running costs of West Bay Discovery Centre. Further details http://www.westbaydiscoverycentre.org.uk/

9 May

West Dorset Flower Club are having a demonstration by Angie Blackwell entitled “Spring into Summer”. This will take place at 2.30 pm at the WI Hall in North Street, Bridport.  Visitors £5.  Further details from the secretary 01308 456339.

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.  Contact David on 01460 65981.  Cost £2  www.chardscottishdancing.org.

Hawkchurch Film Nights, in association with Devon Moviola, proudly presents ‘West Side Story’ (Cert. 12, 156 mins). New regular start time 7.00pm (doors 6.30pm) at Hawkchurch Village Hall, EX13 5XD.  Reservations £5 from csma95@gmail.com or 01297 678176,  (socially-distanced seating available if booked in advance) or pay at the door.  Refreshments available.

Bridport Bereavement Support Group Peer Support Group 4.00 – 5.30. The Assembly Rooms, Gundry Lane, Bridport, DT6 3RL. Call 01308 428943 for further details.

British Pop Art course on Mondays face to face in Bridport, 2pm, 6wks, fee £60, venue United Hall, East Street. Tutor is Pam Simpson MA, Associate Lecturer London College of Fashion, University of the Arts. To book contact Pam via email, chris.pamsimpson@btinternet.com. This course also runs on Fridays on line via Zoom, if you miss a Monday you can catch up. *In the 4th wk of the course, due to the Spring Bank Holiday and the Queens Platinum Jubilee, we will have a weeks break in the course.

Dorchester Townswomen’s Guild meeting 2 p.m. A talk, by David Bailey, winner of 2011 Welsh Wildlife Photographic Award entitled  ‘Wildlife Wanderings’.  Dorchester Community Church, Liscombe Street, Poundbury DT1 3DF.  Visitors welcome for £2.50.  Any enquiries 01305 832857.

10 May

West Dorset Ramblers Leisurely 4.4 miles around Charmouth and Wootton Fitzpaine. Contact 01308 538101.

Scottish Country dancing every Tuesday at Ashill Village hall TA19 9LX from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. Why not come and join us? All welcome including beginners and you don’t need a partner. For more information contact Anita on 01460 929383 or email anitaandjim22@gmail.com.

11 May

East Devon ramblers 9 mile moderate walk. Drewsteignton.  Tel: 07812-433184.

Scottish country dancing at 7.30 in Church House, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NN.   All welcome, no partner required but please wear soft shoes. Informal social dancing with basic instruction.   First evening free, thereafter £2.00 which includes tea/coffee, biscuits & squash. Contact Malcolm on 07790 323343.   Check out www.bridportscottishdancers.org.uk.

“BELFAST” (12) Kilmington Community Cinema (KCC) will be screening at the Village Hall (EX13 7RF). Doors open 6.45 film starts 7.15. Matinee on Thursday 12th afternoon doors open 2pm film starts 2.15 advance booking required for this matinee very limited seating, and 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.

12 May

The Lyme Regis Society invite you to their Annual Coffee Morning at The Alexandra Hotel 11.30 am to 1pm  in the Dining Room Pound St, Lyme Regis DT7 3HZ. Entrance by Donation. Check website for further information: https://www.lymeregissociety.org.uk.

West Dorset Ramblers Moderate 15 or 10-12 mile scenic circular walk from Beaminster. Contact 01308 281110 or 07715 760884.

West Dorset Ramblers Leisurely 4 miles on western side of Eype. Contact 0129 7489567.

Seaton Garden Club Outing to The Bishop’s

Palace and Gardens, Wells, Somerset, visitors welcome, if spare places are available please telephone for further information.    01297 792710.

Chard Royal Naval Association. The Chard branch of the Royal Naval Association will be resuming their monthly meetings at the Chard Rugby Football Club, Essex close, Chard after an absence of 2 years. They meet at 7.30 pm for a start at 8 pm on the second Thursday of each month. Further details advice can be obtained from the branch chairman Paula on 07929291401.

Late Renaissance Art & Mannerist /Baroque Art, evening course at 6.30pm, on line via Zoom, 6 wks, fee £55. Tutor is Pam Simpson MA, Associate Lecturer London College of Fashion, University of the Arts. Pam sends an invite out to each lecture and you just click on it and she admits you to the lecture. *In the 4th wk of the course due to the Spring Bank Holiday and the Queens Platinum Jubilee, we will have a weeks break in the course. To book contact Pam via email, chris.pamsimpson@btinternet.com

13 May

East Devon ramblers 5.5 mile leisurely walk. Tipton St John. Tel: 01392-214430.

Cinechard at Holyrood Academy at 7.30pm (doors at 7pm). ‘Belfast’. Tickets are from all the usual places, Eleos, the PO and Barrons, as well as online at ticketsource/ cinechard (for a small booking fee). £5 and £2.50 in advance, £6 and £3 on the door. Lots of free car parking.

On line British Pop Art course, 2pm, 6wks, fee £55, on line via Zoom. Tutor is Pam Simpson MA, Associate Lecturer London College of Fashion, University of the Arts. Pam sends an invite out to each lecture and you just click on it and she admits you to the lecture. *In the 4th wk of the course, due to the Spring Bank Holiday and the Queens Platinum Jubilee, we will have a weeks break in the course. To book contact Pam via email, chris.pamsimpson@btinternet.com.

Kilmington Garden Club 7.30pm. Design your dream garden by Marion Dale. Kilmington village hall. Whitford Road, EX13 7RF Non members £3.

Lyme Regis u3a 11am  Marshwood Vale the making of a landscape: Bob Machin Woodmead Hall, Lyme Regis. In this presentation, Bob will summarise the main findings of his book on the Vale, published last autumn. For details, please see www.lymeregisu3a.org. Non-members welcome for a donation of £2.

Death on the Nile 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.

14 May

The South Perrott May Country Fair A family orientated event running from 2.00 till 9.00 featuring live music (local musicians) from 4.00 onwards and throughout the day. Food stalls, craft stalls, exhibitions, a beer tent and new café will be open serving teas, coffee, cakes and snacks. Entry is free to all.

Yarcombe Village Market 10am -12 noon. Fantastic local produce; Eggs, Cakes, plants, Jams, pickles, woodwork, Metal work, Pottery, also bric a brac and homeware. Yarcombe Village Hall EX14 9BN. enquiries 07858625421.

Table Top Sale 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. in Beaminster Public Hall, DT8 3EF. Proceeds to Ukraine Relief. Come and join us as a Stallholder. Book a Table – £10 in cash – at Yarn Barton Community Centre, Beaminster DT8 3EF. For further information phone 01308 862367 or 01308 861615.

Plant Sale The Jubilee (village) Hall, Winsham. Doors open at 10.30am and there will be the usual array of veg, annuals a few perennials & shrubs and even the odd garden accessory.

Bridport Choral Society presents Summer is a-coming in, a selection of choral music, from the 11th century to the present day, including anthems, folk music, popular songs and excerpts from Requiem (Fauré) Musical Director James Crawshaw. Accompanist Peter Parshall. 7.30 p.m., Bridport United Church. Tickets available from Bridport Music Centre, Smith & Smith or on the door.

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

14 – 15 May

Kilmington (Shute Road) Gardens EX13 7ST in East Devon near Axminster – Opening three gardens for the NGS 1.30-5.00pm. Further details: https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/26002

15 May

Salway Ash Cream Teas Plant Stall and Raffle. Proceeds to Holy Trinity Church Salway Ash. 2-5 pm Strongate Farm DT6 5JD.

East Devon ramblers 7.5 mile moderate walk. Sidmouth. Tel: 07884-232855.

From Street to Sea Bridport Mass Litter Pick covering Bridport and West Bay’s streets, rivers, green spaces, and beaches.  There are various location meeting points – turn up at Morrisons (small car park), or Co -op in Bridport or meet outside Watch House Cafe West Bay from 10am- 12 noon. More details Bridport Litter Free Steet Champions email bridportlfs@icloud.com.

Organ recital by Sam Bristow Lyme Regis Parish Church (St Michael the Archangel) at 3pm. Free entry with a retiring collection. Organised by the South Wessex Organ Society.

16 May

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.  Contact David on 01460 65981 Cost £2 www.chardscottishdancing.org.

17 May

West Dorset Ramblers Moderate 7.5 miles including Beaminster and Mapperton areas. Contact 07891 087195.

Scottish Country dancing every Tuesday at Ashill Village hall TA19 9LX from 7.30 to 9.30 pm . Why not come and join us ?. All welcome including beginners and you don’t need a partner. For more information contact Anita on 01460 929383 or email anitaandjim22@gmail.com.

Barrington and District Gardening Society presents Neil Ross giving a talk entitled “the X Factor “10 tips to give your garden the WOW factor. Visitors welcome, cost £2 to include refreshments.

18 May

East Devon ramblers 9 mile moderate walk. Selworthy. Tel:01395-512973.

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

Scottish country dancing at 7.30 in Church House, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NN. All welcome, no partner required but please wear soft shoes. Informal social dancing with basic instruction. First evening free, thereafter £2.00 which includes tea/coffee, biscuits & squash. Contact Malcolm on 07790 323343. Check out www.bridportscottishdancers.org.uk.

19 May

Bridport & District Gardening club monthly meeting is at the W I Hall North Street Bridport. Martin Young will speak on Gardening on Clay and Gardening in Shady Spaces. He is a horticultural speaker based in Weymouth and was formally in the R A F. He is a keen plantsman and has an interest in butterflies, moths and the plants which attract them. The meeting is open to non-members for a small fee of £2.00. More information on www.bridportgardeningclub.co.uk.

West Dorset Ramblers Moderate 8 miles through Hardy country. Contact 01300 348867.

Arts Society West Dorset: British Travellers in Mexico: Lost Cities and surreal worlds. Speaker: Chloe Sayer. 2.30pm Bridport Town Hall. Visitors welcome-£7.50.

A walk into the Jurassic Past  Discover the creatures of the area’s Jurassic past with a guided walk along the beach with Geologist Robert Chandler. 2 pm. Part of West Bay Discovery Centre’s Buried in Time programme. Bookable only or by visiting the Centre further details www.westbaydiscoverycentre.org.uk/

 

19 – 20 May

Quirky Quilters Exhibition 19 May 10:00 – 6:30. 20 May 10:00 – 4:30. Long Sutton Golf Club, Long Load, Langport TA10 9JU £3.00  (Children Free). Tel: 01458 241017. An exhibition of traditional and contemporary quilts, plus a great selection of traders offering fabric, thread, fibres, templates and quilting accessories. Easy parking. Supporting Mind in Somerset.

20 May

Versus arthritis – West Dorset Mike Denham presents ‘Journey through the jazz age’. Music and stories. Loders Village Hall  DT6  3SA   6.30 for 7 pm Tickets in Advance to include Supper – £20 from:  01308 863690 and 01308 425965.

Meet Picasso’s Muse, the artist Lydia Corbett who inspired the ‘Sylvette’ series. 7.00pm for 7.30pm. Tickets £15. Kennaway House, 01395 515551, www.kennawayhouse.org.uk.

East Devon ramblers 5.5 miile moderate walk. Beer. Tel: 01297-24312.

Burton Bradstock Festival of Music and Art 2022 Spring Concert at 7pm in St Mary’s Church. Anna Hashimoto (clarinet), David Juritz (violin) and David Gordon (piano) play music by César Franck, Darius Milhaud, Peter Hope, Gabriel Pierné, and Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov. Tickets £12/£8/£6 from Bridport Tourist Information Centre 01308 424901.

Magellan Circumnavigation Bob Whitley and Lee MacKenzie will perform their acclaimed musical story. The show tells of love divided by the greatest voyage of exploration the world has ever seen. Martinstown Village Hall 7:30 pm. Tickets 01305 887938.

20 – 21 May

Exhibition of Paintings Maiden Newton Village Hall Friday 5pm—9pm and Saturday 10am—4pm. Free entrance. Raffle and Refreshments.

21 May

Car Boot and Plant Sale, 10.00am – 1.00pm, St. Swithun’s Church, Allington, Bridport, plus Clothes, Bric a Brac, Tombola, Refreshments, Music, Free admission, Sellers £10 per car, Charity Stalls Free, Book in advance tel: 07887483228.

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

Grand Plant Sale arranged by SWT Ilminster/Chard group 9.00am-noon. Fund-raising event for Somerset Wildlife Trust. Wide variety of plants as well as cakes and preserves are on sale. Please donate good quality, labelled plants, cakes and preserves. Offers of help appreciated. Enquiries Valerie 01460 234 551. Market Hall, East St. Ilminster ST362 146. Road-side parking, town car parks.

21 – 22 May

Shakti Mantra Yoga Angels of Sound  Module 2 10am-5pm Oborne Village Hall, Oborne,  DT9 4LA  £70  bookings only 01935 389655  ahiahel@live.com

22 May

East Devon ramblers 8 mile leisurely walk. Exmoor. Tel 01404-549390.

The Axe Vale Orchestra, conductor Arturo Serna, leader Jane Bultz, in association with Colyton’s Chamber of Feoffees, will present an afternoon concert to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at 3.00pm at Colyton Town Hall. Refreshments will be served. Tickets, at £10, students free, are available from The Little Shop, Colyton, Owl and Pyramid Bookshop, Seaton and Archway Bookshop, Axminster or on the door. www.axevaleorchestra.co.uk.

Open Gardens Southleigh, near Colyton from 12.00 til 5 pm.  Six varied country gardens opening plus teas in village hall, with beautiful views overlooking church.  £5 pp for all the gardens in aid of church and hall.  Parking and tickets at hall, EX24 6JB.  No dogs please.  Queries 01404 871233 or 871358.

23 May

Menopause Hub Peer support group for people at all stages of menopause. Talk all things menopause in a safe and relaxed environment 6.30 – 8.30. The Hub, Church St, Lyme Regis, DT7 3BS. Call 01308 428943 for further details.

West Dorset Ramblers Leisurely 5 miles including Walditch and Bothen Hill. Contact 01308 459875 or 07952 517764.

24 May

Scottish Country dancing every Tuesday at Ashill Village hall TA19 9LX from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. Why not come and join us? All welcome including beginners and you don’t need a partner. For more information contact Anita on 01460 929383 or email anitaandjim22@gmail.com.

Bridport & District U3A present a talk by Mrs Deb Fullbrook, her husband Keith and hearing dog Elmo about the role of hearing dogs and how they can help a deaf person. Bridport United Reform Church Hall at 2pm Free to members and there is a £2 charge for non-members. Further information at bridportu3a.org.uk

Turn Lyme Green Talk “Thriving Local Ecologies & Ethical Food” (Free) Two speakers will discuss the impacts of farming practices on our wildlife  and how to support thriving local ecologies and ethical, grass roots food production. Speakers are Laura Williams from Bulstone Springs Farm plus Paul Butter from Axe Vale & District Conservation Society. 7pm at the Driftwood Cafe, Baptist Church, Lyme regis, DT7 3NY. www.turnlymegreen.co.uk or 10297 446066.

25 May

Local author Caroline Repton comes to Bridport Library at 2pm to talk about her new book Lotus-Eating Days. The book chronicles the lives of her parents, an unlikely match between a middle-class Englishman and the daughter of Chinese immigrants in colonial Singapore. Caroline will also discuss the process of writing and the challenges of getting published. Please book your free ticket on Eventbrite or on 01308 422778.

East Devon ramblers 8 mile moderate walk. Abbotsbury. Tel: 01297-552313.

West Dorset Ramblers Moderate 8.5 miles circular walk from Cerne Abbas. Contact 01300 320346.

Scottish country dancing at 7.30 in Church House, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NN. All welcome, no partner required but please wear soft shoes. Informal social dancing with basic instruction.   First evening free, thereafter £2.00 which includes tea/coffee, biscuits & squash. Contact Malcolm on 07790 323343. Check out www.bridportscottishdancers.org.uk.

27 May

East Devon ramblers 6 mile moderate walk. Sidbury. Tel: 07772-069940.

West Side Story The new version of the film will be shown by T & F Movies in Tatworth Memorial Hall. Doors open at 7.00pm and the film will start at 7.30 pm. There will be the usual bar and raffle and the entry charge is £5.

Severalls Jubilee Bowls Club, Crewkerne Open Day 10am – 4pm Would you like to try a new sport? Come along to our Open Day for a ree taster session. Bowls provided but please wear flat soled footwear ie no heels. Contact Geoff on 01308 867221/07849 600366 or email geoffkerr47@btinternet.com.

28 May

Bridport Big Band presented by Bridport Rotary Club celebrating Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, United Church, Bridport, 7.30pm.Tickets £12 from Bridport TIC & Members, in aid of Rotary charities. Contact 01297 489567.

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

Annual Plant and Garden Sale, Colyton & District Garden Society, returns after two years.  Please come and support us.  Colyton Town Hall – 9.30am to 12.30pm.  Entry £1 to include tea/coffee.  If you have any plants, garden tools or equipment to donate, please bring to the Hall between 6 and 7pm on Friday 27 May. Cakes also welcome, please bring on the morning.

28 May – 12 June

Pirate themed fun and activities at West Bay Discovery Centre. Drop in. No need to book. Open daily (excluding Mondays) between 11am – 4pm. Admission free, donations welcomed. Further details www.westbaydiscoverycentre.org.uk/

29 May

East Devon ramblers 7 milie leisurely walk. Ottery St Mary. Tel: 01395-513974.

Divine Union Soundbath 2pm-4pm Oborne Village Hall,  DT9 4LA £15 bookings only 01935 389655 or email ahiahel@live.com

31 May

Scottish Country dancing every Tuesday at Ashill Village hall TA19 9LX from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. All welcome including beginners and you don’t need a partner. Contact Anita on 01460 929383 or email anitaandjim22@gmail.com.