Coast and Countryside Events

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/

1 June

Duplicate Bridge every Wednesday at St Swithun’s Hall, Bridport from 7 to 10 pm with tea/coffee break. Good standard bridge at EBU affiliated Bridport Bridge Club. Visitors welcome. For more information contact Roy on 01308 425298 or website www.bridgewebs.com. Also 8th / 15th / 22nd/ 29th June.

West Dorset Ramblers Moderate 8.5. mile walk through 7 villages starting at Dowlish Wake church. Contact 01460 62060

2 June

Burton Bradstock Village Fayre will be held in the delightful Rectory Walled Gardens from 2.00 pm to 4.15pm. It’s an ideal afternoon out for all local and visiting families, with tests of skill for children and people of all ages, lots of stalls and games, ice creams, soft drinks, barbeque and renowned Dorset cream teas. Entry is £1 for Adults, children under 12 enter free. Please note that a section of Church Road, Burton Bradstock outside the Village Hall will be temporarily closed from 09:00 to 18:00 on the day of the Fayre.

Live Music Psychadelephant Firepit lit, garden bar open, guest ales, guest ciders and a special evening menu at the Pymore Inn, Pymore, Bridport. DT6 5PN  8.30 to 11pm. 01308 422635.

Happy Days: Platinum Jubilee Show 2.30pm Come and join us for a street party on stage, have a good old sing song and a lot of fun. The Beehive Honiton www.beehivehoniton.co.uk 01404 384050

Coffee Morning St. Swithun’s Church Hall Allington, Bridport 10.45 – 11.45 Fresh coffee and cakes. All welcome.

2 – 3 June

Wine Tastings at Selected Grapes Wine Shop Unit 88 St Michael’s Trading Estate. These casual events are all about the wine – Will will guide you through a flight of samples, allowing you to try wines that are more adventurous than your everyday bottle yet modest on the pocket. Find a new favourite, expand your palate, and head off with new knowledge and appreciation.

From 6:00pm-8:00pm. £20 per person.

2 – 5 June

Moreton Flower Festival open daily 10am to 4pm on the Thursday till Sunday. Admission is free and there will be refreshments every day with stalls outside the church Thursday – Saturday. There will also be a free concert (Songs for a Summer Evening) at 7pm on the Thursday evening.

Jazz Jurassica a bumper music line-up for this year’s festival in Lyme Regis. More information and tickets from: www.jazzjurassica.co.uk.

Art and fossil exhibition at St Andrew’s church, the Street, Charmouth. Preview night 2nd June 6pm-7.30pm come and meet the artists and Chris East, local fossil collector. Wine available. Open daily 10am-4pm until Sunday 5th June. Coffee and cakes available Saturday morning, a warm welcome awaits you. Tel 01297 560487.

Thorncombe voluntary groups say it with flowers for the Jubilee. St Mary’s church will host a flower festival over the Jubilee holiday. The display will be open daily, 10am to 5pm. Entry of course is free, but viewers can give a donation towards the costs (so remember to bring cash or notes, as we do not have a card machine!).

3 June

Quiz in The Bell Inn Winsham to celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee. Teams of 4, first question at 8pm. £2.50 per head to include a selection of cheeses and wine tasters. All welcome, whether as a single, couple or team, but please book first otherwise we might not have enough cheese to go round!!! Telephone Rose on 01460 30677.

West Dorset Ramblers Moderate 8 mile walk around Portland. Contact 01308 459159 or 07889 921435.

Live Music Jinder Firepit lit, garden bar open, guest ales, guest ciders and a special evening menu at the Pymore Inn, Pymore, Bridport. DT6 5PN  8.30 to 11pm. 01308 422635.

Elizabeth: A Portrait in Part(s) (12A) 4pm Directed by the late, great and much celebrated Roger Michell (Notting Hill, The Duke). A nostalgic, uplifting and fresh modern chronicle of the extraordinary 70-year reign of Her Majesty the Queen. The Beehive Honiton www.beehivehoniton.co.uk 01404 384050

Duplicate Bridge on Fridays at St Swithun’s Hall, Bridport from 2 to 5 pm with tea/coffee break. Relaxed bridge session at Bridport Bridge Club. Visitors welcome. For more information contact Roy on 01308 425298 or website www.bridgewebs.com. Also /10th /24th June.

4 June

Stockland Country Fair 1.30pm -5pm. This is a traditional country fair with old-fashioned games & stalls, country crafts and demonstrations, plant stalls, ferret Racing, Dan the fab magician, live music from The Big Noise Street Band & Honiton Band, Sheep shearing, Farrier, Puppetry & storytelling with The tales of Robin Hood, Belly dancing with Eastern Promise and of course the world renowned Stockland Eggathon! After jumping on the bouncy castle, batting the rat or climbing the greasy pole, refreshments will be needed and we have plenty- ice-creams, afternoon teas, delicious locally produced burgers and sausages on the BBQ and a bar stocked with local Otter ales and cider. This year’s Fair is in aid of the local Hospice & Village organisations. Adults £2.50 Children under 16 free. Some events may be subject to change. Stockland Village EX14 9EF, 6 miles equidistant Honiton, Chard & Axminster. Free parking, please follow the steward’s instructions. Disabled drop off point & parking.

Live Music Double D Junior Firepit lit, garden bar open, guest ales, guest ciders and a special evening menu at the Pymore Inn, Pymore, Bridport. DT6 5PN  8.30 to 11pm. 01308 422635.

The FOWL (Friends of Weymouth Library) are hosting a talk titled ‘Under Our Feet’ by Steve Wallis, Senior Archaeologist at Dorset Council at 10.30am. Weymouth Library in support of the library’s events and activities. Booking is essential. Please contact Weymouth Library on 01305 762410 or email weymouthlibrary@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk.

5 June

Platinum Picnic in the Park Bridport Millennium Green, Mountfield.  2-4.30, with live local bands.  Free, but donations towards the upkeep of the Green appreciated.  Cake stall.  Details Sandra Brown, 01308 423078.

Live Music Jess Upton and the Guilty Pleasures Firepit lit, garden bar open, guest ales, guest ciders and a special evening menu at the Pymore Inn, Pymore, Bridport. DT6 5PN  3 – 6pm. 01308 422635.

6 June

Bridport Folk Dance Club meets every Monday 7.15 to 9.30 in The W.I.Hall, North Street, Bridport. If you enjoy music, dancing and socialising do come along.  Beginners welcome. Tel: 458165 or 459001. Also June 13, 20 and 27.

7 June

Scottish Country dancing in Ashill. Every Tuesday at Ashill village hall TA19 9LX from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. Why not come along 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

8 June

Upholstery class Dalwood village Hall 9.30am – 3.30pm, £20 including tea/coffee, bring own lunch. Not for profit class.  Tutor: Laura Anderton. Booking: 07789 514269 or 07748 981345. Also 29 June.

West Dorset Ramblers Leisurely 5.5 miles around Powerstock and West Milton. Contact 07932 466663.

Sea Shanty Sessions Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis. Devon Shanty men, The Chantry Buoys, perform an informal shanty singalong, with other well known songs,and maritime frolics. A free event, the Buoys start at 7.30pm. Join them for a fun evening, all monies raised go to local charities.  Tel. Peter. 07761 469676.

Axminster Heritage Centre ‘Woad, weld and madder – the history and cultivation of dyer’s plants.’ Anne Swithinbank. 7pm Tickets £8. Anne Swithinbank, writer, broadcaster and a panellist on Radio 4’s ‘Gardeners’ Question Time’, will be talking.

Upholstery class at Dalwood village Hall – 9.30am – 3.30pm, coffee & tea included, bring own lunch, not for profit class, Tutor Laura Anderson – booking 07789 514269 or 07748 9821345

9 June

Tatworth Flower Club has Catherine Brown as demonstrator. Her title for us is ‘Fifty things that make you happy.’ Doors open at 1.30, Tatworth Memorial Hall, TA20 2QW. £6 for visitors. Also a donation for tea and cake afterwards and a raffle for the flowers. Details Julie Kettle, 01934 248536.

West Dorset Ramblers Moderate 8.5 miles around Corfe Castle and Kingston. Contact 01300 320346.

Dorchester and District Probus Club  Meeting at 12 noon at the Gamekeeper, North St., Charminster. Lunch and speaker.   Club welcomes new members.    Contact secretary: Bill Lowes on 01305261417 or email: billlowes@sky.com

Chard Royal Naval Association The branch will be holding a social meeting for a quiz set by one of the members at 7.30 pm for 8 pm in Chard Rugby Football Club. Anyone interested in a quiz or indeed wanting to get to know more of the association should call in where they would be made most welcome. Further information can be obtained via the chairman Paul on 07929291401 or by visiting the official RNA website.

10 June

Kilmington Garden Club Talk 7.30pm The Bishop’s Palace Gardens, Past, Present and Future by head gardener James Cross

Kilmington village hall. Whitford Road, EX13 7RF Non members £3.

Downton Abbey: A New Era (PG) 4pm & 7.30pm From award-winning creator, Julian Fellowes comes the much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon. The Beehive Honiton www.beehivehoniton.co.uk 01404 384050

Net Zero by 2040 at 11am During East Devon’s Sustainability month, the Environment Officer, Catherine Causley, will present to Lyme Regis u3a plans to attain the target for the community of net zero by 2040.  Bring all your queries on how to reduce your carbon footprint most effectively to Woodmead Hall, Lyme Regis.  Non members are welcome for a donation of £2.  Please see www.lymeregisu3a.org for details.

11 June

Sponsored Musicathon in Bridport United Church from 9am to 5pm in aid of the Richard Ely Trust for Young Musicians and Weldmar Hospicecare. Audience welcome all day. Interested performers to contact 01308 427851 or 01308 456297. Coffee morning, lunches and afternoon teas. Music and charity stall in Bucky Doo Square 10-12-30. Interested performers to contact 01308 424103.

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

Voodoo Room: A Night of Hendrix, Clapton & Cream 8pm Be part an incredible homage to Three Legends in Music in this explosive production. The Beehive Honiton www.beehivehoniton.co.uk 01404 384050

Bridport & West Dorset Rambling Club 8.5 mile walk from Kimmeridge. For further information please ring 01308 898484 or 01308 863340.

Concert by the Axminster and District Choral Society of Mendelssohn’s Elijah with professional orchestra and soloists. Minster, Axminster 7.30 pm. Tickets are £15.00 central aisle or £12 side aisles. Under 18s are half price. Covid precautions will be followed including wearing of masks as appropriate and not attending if suffering from a cold or other symptoms. Tickets will be refunded if potential Covid symptoms prevent attendance or if Covid rules change. BYO cushion and refreshments! Tickets may be purchased from Archway Bookshop, Trinity Square, Axminster (cash only), online via the link on the website, https://www.axminsterchoral.co.uk/ or direct from Members.  There may still be some available on the door at the event.

11 – 12 June

West Milton Open Gardens 2.00 – 6.00pm £5 per adult, children free and dogs welcome on leads. In aid of Powerstock Church. Delicious teas, local cider and ice reams await you as well as a plant and produce stall. Contact:  aajanewhite@gmail.com.

12 June

Fun Quiz St. Swithun’s Church Hall Doors open 4.30pm starts 5.00pm. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. Max of 6 per team.

Price £5 a head to pay on the door includes refreshments.   Refreshments served during the interval and the raffle drawn. To book a table call 07741457505.

HPS Summer Plant Fair Somerset Group 10am till 3pm at Lower Severalls, Crewkerne TA18 7NX.

South Perrott Village (A356) Stroll. Come on a stroll around the village and hear about the history of South Perrott. Meet at the Village Hall at 2:30 pm, have a stroll and return to the hall for tea, where Village archives will be on display. £5 in aid of St Mary’s Church roof fund. Contact Ann on 01935 891224.

12 – 24 June

Bridport Food Festival Fortnight a host of different events in the Town and surrounding area. For the full calendar of events visit www.bridportfoodfestival.co.uk

13 June

Nigel Huish, Head Gardner, Kingston Marwaurd 2.00p.m.  Dorchester Community Church, Liscombe Street, Poundbury, Dorchester, DT1 3DF.  Visitors welcome for £2.50. Dorchester Townswomen’s Guild. Any queries 01305 832857.

West Dorset Flower Club will be holding a demonstration by Julia Harrison entitled “The Magic Box”. This will take place at the WI Hall in North Street, Bridport at 2,30 pm. Visitors welcome, entrance  £5. Further details 01308 456339.

Hawkchurch Film Nights in association with Devon Moviola, proudly presents ‘Belfast’ (Cert. 12, 94 mins). Doors 6.30pm for our new regular start time of 7.00pm 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. Wine and home-made cake and other scrummy refreshments available. We’ll be back in September.

Dorchester Townswomen’s Guild 2 p.m.  Meeting.  Dorchester Community Church, Liscombe Street, Poundbury, Dorchester, DT1 3DF.  A talk by Nigel Hewish, Head Gardner, Kingston Maurward.  Visitors will be made most welcome £2. Enquires 01305 832857.

14 June

West Dorset Ramblers Moderate Circular 8 mile walk taking in Colmer’s Hill, Thorncombe Beacon and Eype Down. Contact 01308 459875 or 07952 517764.

Scottish Country dancing in Ashill. Every Tuesday at Ashill village hall TA19 9LX from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. Why not come along 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.

15 June

“The Duke” (12A) starring Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren, Kilmington Community Cinema will be screening at the Village Hall (EX13 7RF).  Doors open 6.45 film starts 7.15. Matinee on Thursday 16th afternoon doors open 1.45pm film starts 2pm 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 for more.

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

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

Colyton & District Garden Society Talk ‘Vertical Gardening’ by Claire Hart.  Re-arranged from April.  Colyford Memorial Hall, 7.30pm.  Members free, guests £3.  For information, call Sue Price 01297 552813.

16 June

Arts Society West Dorset Ambitious Architecture Rethinking the Meanings of Blenheim Palace. Speaker Dr. James Legard. 2.30pm Bridport Town Hall. Visitors welcome – £7.50.

West Dorset Ramblers Moderate 9 mile linear walk along Jubilee Trail West of Cranborne. Contact 07826 150114.

The Producers 8pm UK award-winning Blues band. The Beehive Honiton www.beehivehoniton.co.uk 01404 384050

Bridport & District Gardening Club monthly meeting is at the W.I. Hall North Street Bridport at 7.30. Colin Varndell, well known local speaker and award winning Dorset wild life photographer and ecologist will speak about The Hedgehog Predicament. The meeting is open to non-members for a fee of £2.00 and further information about the club can be found on www.bridportgardeningclub.co.uk.

18 June

Chideock WI presents a Murder Mystery Evening 7.00pm for 7.30pm in Chideock Village Hall.  Tickets, in advance only, £10 per head to include buffet supper; £7.00 for WI Members. Tickets available from Janet Carey 01297 489782 or email janet.carey747@btinternet.

Scottish Dancing Party in Chardstock Evening of Scottish Dancing at Chardstock Village Hall 7.30 – 10.30 p.m.  No partner required.  Please bring a plate of food to share and your own mug.  Tea and coffee provided..  Cost £4  Contact David on 01460 65981 www.chardscottishdancingclub.org.uk.

Bridport Food & Beer Festival at Asker Meadows, Bridport Food: 9.30 – 5pm Beer: 11am – 11pm. A chance for everyone to celebrate and enjoy the best of local food and drink. Adult tickets £5 in advance £3.50 from the Bridport TIC 01308 424901 or online www.bridportandwestbay.co.uk Entry free to over 18s from 5pm.

Shute Festival East Devon Street Dance Workshop (all ages 7+) with Carla Steenkamp Sheills 10-11:30 am, £10. Nature Walk & Draw with Alex Boon 10-11:30 am (limited spaces, £15). Hannah Bourne Taylor on Fledgling 12-1 pm, £10. Landscape tree walk with Jill Butler 1:30-4:30 pm (limited spaces, £15). Anastazie Toros on Ukrainian Theatre (Workshop 16+) 1:30-3 pm, £10. Hilary Bradt & Janice Booth on Dragon’s Blood and Desert Roses – talk on the Yemeni island of Socotra 3:30-4:30 pm, £10. I am A Spider Mother: Poetry with Flora Cruft 5-6 pm, £10. Flamenco Performance with Jason Webster & Salud Botella 7-8:30 pm, £12.50. All tickets booked via www.shutefest.org.uk

18 – 19 June

Axminster’s Axe Vale Show. After a two year absence, the Axe Vale Show team of volunteers is working flat out to bring Axminster a fun-filled weekend! This local 2 day charity event, just on the outskirts of Axminster, has two aims: firstly to bring the whole community together and showcase the best that the South West can offer and secondly to plough any profit back into the local community via a grant-application process. Tickets via www.axevaleshow.co.uk. Online tickets are £10 for adults and children 5-16 come in for just £1, under 5’s are free.

46th Cerne Abbas Open Gardens About 25 Private Gardens Open 2-6pm. Day ticket to all gardens £7. Ticket for 2 days £10. Accompanied children free. Plant Stall. Free Car Park (DT2 7GD) from 1pm. Teas in St Mary’s Church from 1pm. Equal proceeds to: Cerne Valley Youth Trust, Dorchester Youth Theatre. www.cerneabbasopengardens.org.uk.

19 June

Bridport Chamber Orchestra: Queen’s Jubilee Concert, 3 pm. St Swithun’s Church, Bridport.  Tickets £10 on the door and from Bridport Music Centre and The Book Shop.  Refreshments after the concert.  Further information: 01935 824786.

Farm Walk at Tamarisk Farm West Bexington DT2 9DF. A chance to walk around the farm and hear all about the homegrown meat, flour, grain, pulses, fruit, veg, undyed knitting wool and sheep skins that is produced by the family on this organic farm on the beautiful West Dorset Coast. Visit www.bridportfoodfestival.co.uk for more details.

Shute Festival East Devon Ukrainian Theatre Workshop with Anastazie Toros (limited spaces) 10:30 am – 1 pm, £15. Landscape walk with Richard Edmonds 11-12:30 (limited spaces, £15). Film Screening and talk Memory Scrubbing on the eradication of civil society in Russia 1-2:30 pm, £10. Ben Short in conversation on Burn 3-4 pm, £10. A Time Traveller’s Guide to Donbass by Anastasia Kosodii (versionised by Andy Barrett): a reading with Anastazie Toros 4:30-5:30 pm, £10. All tickets booked via www.shutefest.org.uk.

Open Gardens in Upottery  1pm – 6pm – 9 parish gardens open for £5. Start at the Manor Room (Upottery Village Hall), Upottery, EX14 2PL.  Light lunches from 12 noon and garden teas from 3pm.  Children’s Treasure Hunt, plant sale, royal theme scarecrow competition. Proceeds to village hall funds. For information contact Marianne on 07746-961892.

Organ recital by Emma Gibbins Director of Music, Newport Cathedral. Lyme Regis Parish Church (St Michael the Archangel) at 3pm. Free entry with a retiring collection. Organised by the South Wessex Organ Society.

20 June

Honey Production: From Flower to Jar at Corscombe 10.30am – 12.30 £10 pp. If you enjoy honey and would like to know more about bees, this is a rare opportunity to visit a local apiary to see the work that is involved in producing genuine delicious honey. The session also includes a short walk to the wildflower meadows nearby. To book and for more informationemail savagedebs51@gmail.com.

The Wessex Morris Men and Treacle Eater Clog groups will be performing a joint tour starting 7.30pm at the Square,  Beaminster. Then 8.15pm at The Cross Roads, Netherbury. Then 9.00pm at The Hare and Hounds Inn, Waytown.

21 June

West Dorset Ramblers Moderate 7 mile walk along the Rodwell Trail and more. Contact 01308 538101.

Farm Walk and Tasting at Hollis Organic DairyFarm, Urless Farm, Corscombe DT2 0NP 10.30 am – 1 pm. The ethos of the farm is to produce very high quality milk and food, whilst enhancing the environment for wildlife. During the walk you will find how the farm is managed, you’ll be introduced to their cows and be able to taste their delicious dairy produce including the cheeses. Visit www.bridportfoodfestival.co.uk for more details.

Turn Lyme Green Talk  “Farming and its Future on the Symondsbury Estate” (Free). Philip and Julia Colfox will talk about the challenge of living the dream in building a food based land business that respects nature to the full. 7.30pm at the Driftwood Cafe, Baptist Church, Lyme Regis, DT7 3NY. www.turnlymegreen.co.uk or 10297 446066.

Tony Christie 7.30pm The (Is This The Way To) Amarillo singer performs at The Beehive en-route to Glastonbury Festival. The Beehive Honiton www.beehivehoniton.co.uk 01404 384050

Barrington and District Gardening Society ‘All about Roses’  by Gold Club Speaker – Barrington Village hall, Barrington, Nr. Ilminster. 7.30pm Members free/Non-members £2 including refreshments tea/coffee/soft drink & biscuits.

Scottish Country dancing in Ashill. Every Tuesday at Ashill village hall TA19 9LX from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. Why not come along 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.

22 June

Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society talk ‘Water Voles and Mink: Uncomfortable Bedfellows’ by Graham Roberts. 7.30pm, Uplyme Village Hall. Refreshments 7pm. Members free; guests £3.

23 June

West Dorset Ramblers Moderate circular walk west of Beaminster. Contact 01308 281110 or 07715 760884.

Nostalgic Cinema: The Band Wagon (U) 2pm  A 1953 American musical romantic comedy film starring Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse. It tells the story of an aging musical star who hopes a Broadway show will restart his career. A dementia-friendly screening with subtitles. The Beehive Honiton www.beehivehoniton.co.uk 01404 384050

24 June

Belfast (PG13) directed by Kenneth Branagh, and for which this year he won an Oscar for the best original screenplay, will be shown by T & F Movies in Tatworth Memorial Hall.. The doors will open at 7.00pm and the film will start at 7.30pm. There will be the usual bar and raffle and the entry charge is £5.

Top Gun: Maverick (12A) 7.30pm After 30+ years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs. The Beehive Honiton www.beehivehoniton.co.uk 01404 384050

24 – 26 June

Open Garden in aid of Axminster Hospital League of Friends Home Nursing Service. Garden is about one and a half acres, recently opened for the NGS, with many unusual trees, 230 roses, alpine house, scented leaf pelargonium collection, succulent collection, vegetable garden, small orchard, etc.  Refreshments including large variety of delicious home made cakes.  Plants, cards and fretwork stalls.  Dogs on leads welcome. 1 pm – 5 pm. £5, under 12s free. Socks Orchard, Smallridge, Axminster EX13 7JN Tel:  07960191847.

25 June

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

Axminster Heritage Centre Table Top Sale Axminster Heritage Centre Silver Street Axminster EX135AH  9.30am -1200pm. Hire of Table £5.00. To hire table please phone AHC on 01297 639884 or more information contact Shelagh Beak. 01404 881760.

Norton Show Safari 2022 4 Shows and a Stroll from 1:45pm. HamstoneLIVE has booked another 4 high quality performances from professional Somerset performers for you to enjoy while taking a stroll around Norton Sub Hamdon. 1). Tor Theatre – Amelia Braveheart, inspired by Amelia Earhart, the aviation pioneer. 2). Jack & Jordon – a chaotic journey through the minds of two actors, nay, artists. 3). Bluebirds Theatre – The Popera House presents a quality musical show. 4). Out of the Forest Theatre – A dynamic piece from a local company (which means they haven’t told us everything yet). Numbers are limited; all shows are outdoors. Tickets are £10, available at the Village Shop from 30th May 2022 and online. Suitable for all ages. Call John Bailey on 01935 881227 if any queries, or check out HamstoneLIVE on Facebook.

25 – 26 June

Open Weekend at The Round Barrow A unique, stunning and exceptional creation offering an amazingly serene and beautiful permanent resting place for ashes. Niches may be chosen for immediate use or secured ready for the future. Higher Ground Meadow, Corscombe DT2 0QN. 01935 891245. office@highergroundmeadow.co.uk.

26 June

Singing Bowl Soundbath quieten the mind calm the emotions relax and detox the body 2-4PM Oborne Village Hall £15 advance bookings only 01935 389655 ahiahel@live.com.

Friends of Lodmoor Country Park Table Top Sale Trail, dozens of households selling their goods from their driveways in the Lodmoor area of Weymouth, DT4 7 RG. 10-2.30. A sociable fundraising event, proceeds to enhance park facilities. O1305 750557 dinah.ellis@btinternet.com.

Table Top Sale Trail Dozens of table sales in driveways in the Lodmoor area of Weymouth. Fundraising for the Friends of Lodmoor Country Park to maintain and develop the Park amenities. A fun day out for families to pick up a bargain HQ in Beaumont Avenue, DT4 7RG 01305 750557 dinah.ellis@btinternet.com

26 June – 3 July

Beaminster Festival An explosion of high quality music, theatre, art and literature to suit all tastes and ages. Full programme available at www.beaminsterfestival.com

28 June

West Dorset Ramblers moderate 9 mile walk past another Old Rectory to Ibberton Hill. Contact 07826 150114.

Scottish Country dancing in Ashill. Every Tuesday at Ashill village hall TA19 9LX from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. Why not come along 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 Kevin Patience entitled ‘Send a Gunboat’ Bridport United Reform Church Hall in East Street. 2pm free to members £2 charge for non-members. Please see the Bridport U3A website for further information bridportu3a.org.uk’

29 June

Summer concert at 7-30p.m. by West Dorset Community Orchestra and Local Vocals Community Choir in St.John’s Church,West Bay. Free admission with  retiring collection. Refreshments and raffle. More details 01308 456297.

Upholstery class at Dalwood village Hall – 9.30am – 3.30pm, coffee & tea included, bring own lunch, not for profit class, Tutor Laura Anderson – booking 07789 514269 or 07748 9821345

Bridport Scottish Dancers will be meeting at 7.30 for an evening of social dancing led by Elizabeth Beckinsale of the Somerset RSCDS. Church House, South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NN. All welcome, no partner required but please wear soft shoes. First evening free, thereafter £2.00 which includes tea/coffee & squash. Contact Malcolm on 07790 323343 or email johnstonealison@hotmail.com for more information.

30 June

West Dorset Ramblers Moderate 7.5 mile Symondsbury Walk. Contact 07891 087195.