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December 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Mon 06 February - Thu 21 December
9am - 11:15
Sherborne Country Market on a Thursday

Admission is free and there is a wide variety of jam,s chutneys and marmalade as well as Jo Osment's wonderful Lemon Curd. There are lots of cakes and biscuits on offer, a Dairy sections with a small selection of goods, local free-range eggs and duck eggs. Scrumptious savouries - pies, sasuage rolls, Moussaka to name a few. There is a wonderful craft section with home knitted, crocheted and sewn goods, and a plant, vegetable and flower section. We also provide an opportunity for tea and coffee at nominal rates.


Digby Hall, Digby RoadContact: Judy Easdale
Telephone: 01963 220984
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Fri 01 December - Fri 22 December
Daily 9.30 till 5.00
THE JERRAM GALLERY

CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION

New Work by 15 selected artists

 
Open daily from 9.30 - 5.00 Tuesday to Saturday

All Gallery stock can be viewed online


Half Moon Street SherborneContact: MARK JERRAM
Telephone: 01935 815261
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Fri 08 December - Sun 07 JanuaryCinderella - Family Pantomime

Don't miss Cinderella, our fun-filled, family pantomime for Christmas 2017.

Once again, the show will be written by Paul Hendy and produced by Evolution, the same team behind Peter Pan.

Cinderella promises to be our biggest and most spectacular pantomime ever, so don't be late for the ball...

Please visit the website for specific details about dates times and prices


The Octagon Theatre Hendford Yeovil Somerset BA20 1UXContact: Box Office
Telephone: 01935 422884
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Mon 11 December
7:30pm
The Abbey's Gift To The Town' Concert

Christmas concert for all to attend.


Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
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Tue 12 December
8pm
Sherborne Historical Society Talk: Claret

The history of the English love affair with Bordeaux wine, by David Copp.


Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
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Tue 12 December
1pm.
Organ Recital

Free 40 minute recital by Simon Clarkson feat. A wide variety of music.


Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Wed 13 December
7.00 pm for 7.30pm
Sherborne Artslink Flicks:-VICEROY'S HOUSE

The Flicks are presented in association with Moviola - Film Rating 12a, 106 minutes.

Drama based on the final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten and the transition of British India to independence.  Starring Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson.

Tickets are £6 and available in advance from the Sherborne TIC and Tickets may also be purchased on the door if we have not sold out!


Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, SherborneContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 01935 815341
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Thu 14 December
7:30pm
Celtic Strings: A Festive Feast of Harp and Guitar

There's something magical about harps, particularly at Christmas, though Máire and Chris's alchemy on harp and guitar creates a very special magic at all times. Individually famed for originality, innovation and virtuosity on their respective instruments, together they have created one of the most distinctive voices in modern acoustic music and brought their unique musical vision to venues large and small in twenty-two countries on five continents.  Their new Christmas show features a breathtaking blend of traditional Irish music, swing jazz and bluegrass, plus festive favourites given a fresh voice with arrangements that are intricate, inventive, moving and beautiful, and performed in the heart-warming style characteristic of them – a spellbinding treat for mid-winter.

Touring through Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.


Sandford Orcas Village HallContact: Artsreach
Telephone: 01963 220208
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Thu 14 December
2:30pm.
Gardeners' Association Meeting

Talk by Martin Young: Nectar Plants. 


Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 01935 389375
Thu 14 December
3pm
Carols Service

Carols Service for Visiting Steam train guests.


Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Fri 15 DecemberAuction of Medals, Militaria, Coins, Stamps and Collector’s Items

A group of medals awarded to Edward Bailey of South Petherton, near Martock Somerset are going under the Charterhouse hammer in their auction this month.

Please click on the attached PDF to read the full article.

A collection of 1,000’s of topographical, humorous and other postcards are expected to sell for thousands of pounds when they go under the hammer in todays sale.

Click on the attached PDF to read the full details.

A collection of gentleman’s premium brand wristwatches are included in this months auction.  

Please click on the attached PDF to read the full article.


Medals
Postcards
Premium Brand Wristwatches
Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, SherborneContact: Richard Bromell
Telephone: 01935 812277
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Fri 15 December - Sat 16 December
7.30pm start.
Christmas Concert Under Concorde

Join the HMS Heron Volunteer Band for the hugely popular annual Christmas Concerts Under Concorde. The concert features several classics and some festive numbers for the occasion.

By popular demand the event will be split over two evenings on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th of December 2017 - 7.30pm start.

Tickets to the event will be launched on the 1st of August 2017 are £15 each and include a mince pie and mulled wine on arrival. Refreshments and a Cash Bar will be available during the mid session interval.


Fleet Air Arm MuseumTelephone: 01935 840565
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Sat 16 DecemberShoppers' Carols

Carols at the following times - 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Just turn up and join in.


Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Sat 16 December
7.30pm
Sherborne Town Band Christmas Sing A Long!

Sherborne Town Band Christmas Sing-a-long 2017!

Fantastic concert full with carols and Christmas classics played by Sherborne Town and Youth Band, along with our fantastic guests, Sherborne Community Choir! 

Cheap St. Church, Sherborne.  7.30pm, with mince pies and drinks during the interval. 

Tickets available from Sherborne Tourist Information and on the door.  (£7, £6)

www.sherbornetownband.co.uk


Cheap St. Church, SherborneContact: Joe Miles
Telephone: 07784900955
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Sat 16 DecemberChasty Cottage Antiques Fair

Up to 35 stands, homemade food and refreshments at coffee shop within the fair.

Entrance £1.  Opening Times 8:30am (trade) 9:30am (public) to 4pm. 


Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 01963 370986
Sun 17 December - Mon 18 DecemberDick Whittington

Performance Times are Sun: 6:30pm. Mon: 2:30pm and 6:30pm.

Sherborne Amateur Pantomime Society with family friendly performances.

Tickets £8 from Sherborne TIC. Under 2s free.


Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, DT9 3AAContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Sat 23 December
10:30pm.
Mince Pie and Christmas Carols

Sherborne Town Band will perform. Hymn sheets provided, so singing is not optional!
Always a fun evening.


the Weavers Weavers Sports and Social Club, Westbury, Sherborne, DT9 3ELContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Mon 25 December
11am sharp
Christmas Morning Fancy Dress 'Swim'

Be there by 10:30am to enjoy seeing all the fund-raisers in their (dry) fancy dress! In aid of Lyme Regis RNLI.

The beach Charmouth. Just turn up and take the plunge.


Charmouth Beach.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Mon 25 DecemberChristmas Lunch

Sherborne Churches Together host a Christmas Day Lunch for those on their own at
Christmas.

If you or someone you know would like to join us, or volunteer to help out, please contact the Parish Office on 01935 812452


Contact the Parish OfficeContact: Parish Office
Telephone: 01935 812452
Tue 26 DecemberBoxing Day Swim

Entrants sign in from 10:30 am. Start 12 noon SHARP!

Join in the fun with this Fancy Dress wallow. Watch from the relative warmth of the Harbour side.


West Bay, BridportContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
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Sat 30 December
10am-4pm.
PBFA Book Fair

 Entry £1.


Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne, DT9 3NLContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 01935 850210
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January 2018Event TitleLocationContact Details
Fri 08 December - Sun 07 JanuaryCinderella - Family Pantomime

Don't miss Cinderella, our fun-filled, family pantomime for Christmas 2017.

Once again, the show will be written by Paul Hendy and produced by Evolution, the same team behind Peter Pan.

Cinderella promises to be our biggest and most spectacular pantomime ever, so don't be late for the ball...

Please visit the website for specific details about dates times and prices


The Octagon Theatre Hendford Yeovil Somerset BA20 1UXContact: Box Office
Telephone: 01935 422884
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Mon 01 January
2pm
New Year’s Day Walk

Walk off the Seasonal indulgences and explore Sherborne’s History North of the Abbey with Blue Badge Guide Cindy. No need to book, just turn up!  Entry costs £5. 


From Sherborne Abbey PorchContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
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Sat 06 January
14:30
The Queen’s Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard

Blackmore Vale and Yeovil NT Association presents a talk by Shaun McCormack.

Shaun will entertain us with a descriptive talk on how he became a Yeoman, what it entailed and how the Queen’s Bodyguard came into existence.


Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AAContact: Elizabeth Gowers
Telephone: 01935 425 383
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Sun 14 January
1130 to 3.30 p.m.
Sherborne Steam & Waterwheel Centre - Winter Warm Up

Entry by donation - a mince pie and mulled wine


Oborne Road, Sherborne DT9 3RXContact: Geoff Ward
Telephone: 01963 250206
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February 2018Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 03 February
14:30
T E Lawrence: his life & friends in Dorset

Blackmore Vale and Yeovil NT Association presents a talk by Susan Vincent (Member of the Lawrence Society).

Susan's talk will cover the time T E Lawrence spent in Dorset from 1923 to his death in 1935. She will focus on his time as Private Shaw at the Army Barracks in Bovington, why he bought Clouds Hill nearby and who he had as visitors there, and his closest friends in Dorset, who included Thomas Hardy and his wife.


Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AAContact: Elizabeth Gowers
Telephone: 01935 425 383
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March 2018Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 10 March
14:30
The Remarkable Trees at Stourhead

Blackmore Vale and Yeovil NT Association will hold its AGM @ 2.30pm at the Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne.  After tea and cake there will be a talk by Emily Utgren (NT Stourhead).

Tree care is core to a lot of the work at Stourhead, ensuring that there are young trees preparing to be magnificent one day. They are currently re-visiting the past to explain why Stourhead was built and how it was conserved since the 1700 to make the estate we see today.


Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AAContact: Elizabeth Gowers
Telephone: 01935 425 383
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May 2018Event TitleLocationContact Details
Mon 28 May
10.00 am - 6.00 pm
Sherborne Castle Country Fair

Sherborne Castle Country Fair is a one-day rural event held in the grounds of Sherborne Castle. 

This family day-out is held to raise funds for local children’s charities and youth organisations.  It is a traditional country fair with displays and attractions, trade and craft stands and a rare and native breed animal show.  The 2018 date is Bank Holiday Monday 28th May.

Tickets on the day cost: adult £12.50, children (5-16) £4.00, family* £30.00.  Under 5's free.  *Admits 2 adults and 3 fee-paying children.
Save 15% when you purchase your tickets in advance: telephone 01749 813899. 
Car parking is free.  Dogs are welcome, on a short lead.

Alternatively, click here to go to our internet-based link to buy your tickets.

Find out more by visiting the website 


Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5NRContact: Katie Bradley-Hudson, Show Secretary
Telephone: 01749 814041
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July 2018Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 15 July
09.30am - 4.30pm
Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars Show

15th annual charity Classic & Supercars show. Expect to see 70 years Celebration of Land Rover plus 2000+ Classic, Supercars, Veteran, Race, Rally, American, Custom, Hot Rod and Special cars, together with 40+ car clubs, all in the magnificent grounds of Sherborne Castle. With 150+ Trade, Autojumble and Craft stands plus children’s amusements, live music, large catering village and beautiful picnic areas, the show has something for all the family.


Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5NRContact: Stuart Annett, Show Secretary
Telephone: 07769 114211
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Sun 29 July - Sun 12 AugustSherborne Summer School of Music

SHERBORNE
SUMMER SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Sherborne School, Sherborne, Dorset

Week One, 29 July - 5 August
Week Two, 5 - 12 August

Eighteen music courses in all disciplins tutored by distinquished international artists and teachers.

Week 1 
Cappella Chamber Choir with James Davey
Chamber Orchestra conducted by John Georgiadis
Composers' Workshop directed by Malcolm Singer
Masterclass for Singers 1 with Linda Hirst
Piano Accompaniment Course directed by Nigel Hutchison
Practical Conducting with Rodolfo Saglimbeni & John Longstaff
Wind Chamber Music with Sarah Francis, Ian Mitchell & Wendy Phillips
Wind Conducting and Wind Ensemble directed by Mark Heron with Bjorn Sagstad & Alberto Rogue
Voices in Harmony (no sheet music) with Douglas V Watts 

Week 2
Choral Conducting directed by Amy Bebbington
Choral Masterpieces of Six Centuries with Jeremy Jackman
Conductors' Course with Rodolfo Saglimbeni, Denise Ham, Toby Purser & John Longstaff
A Journey Through Jazz directed by Mike Hall
The Lighter Side Choral Course with Sue Hollingworth
Masterclass for Singers 2 directed by Stephen Varcoe
Piano Course with Andrew Ball
Symphony Orchestra conducted by Philip Ellis

Alongside the summer school the concert series Concertfest will give 30 public concerts in various locations including Cheap Street Church, Sherborne School and Sherborne Abbey. Programme details will be published in July 2018. 

If you would like further information about
Sherborne Summer School of Music, please go to: www.sherbornemusicsummerschool.co.uk

 


Sherborne School, Sherborne, DorsetContact: Sherborne Summer School of Music
Telephone: 01342 893963
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Mon 30 JulyConcertfest

30 July - 11 August 2018

Concertfest

Concertfest totals thirty public concerts given over two weeks running in parallel with the Sherborne Summer School of Music which takes place at Sherborne School. 

Distinquished international artists and students will perform in Chamber Music, Choral, Orchestral and Jazz concerts and recitals in Sherborne's Cheap Street Church, Sherborne School and Sherborne Abbey. Complete details of all the concerts and recitals will be published in July 2018.

For further information about Sherborne Summer School of Music please go to: www.sherbornemusicsummerschool.co.uk


SherborneContact: Concertfest
Telephone: 01342 893963
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August 2018Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 29 July - Sun 12 AugustSherborne Summer School of Music

SHERBORNE
SUMMER SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Sherborne School, Sherborne, Dorset

Week One, 29 July - 5 August
Week Two, 5 - 12 August

Eighteen music courses in all disciplins tutored by distinquished international artists and teachers.

Week 1 
Cappella Chamber Choir with James Davey
Chamber Orchestra conducted by John Georgiadis
Composers' Workshop directed by Malcolm Singer
Masterclass for Singers 1 with Linda Hirst
Piano Accompaniment Course directed by Nigel Hutchison
Practical Conducting with Rodolfo Saglimbeni & John Longstaff
Wind Chamber Music with Sarah Francis, Ian Mitchell & Wendy Phillips
Wind Conducting and Wind Ensemble directed by Mark Heron with Bjorn Sagstad & Alberto Rogue
Voices in Harmony (no sheet music) with Douglas V Watts 

Week 2
Choral Conducting directed by Amy Bebbington
Choral Masterpieces of Six Centuries with Jeremy Jackman
Conductors' Course with Rodolfo Saglimbeni, Denise Ham, Toby Purser & John Longstaff
A Journey Through Jazz directed by Mike Hall
The Lighter Side Choral Course with Sue Hollingworth
Masterclass for Singers 2 directed by Stephen Varcoe
Piano Course with Andrew Ball
Symphony Orchestra conducted by Philip Ellis

Alongside the summer school the concert series Concertfest will give 30 public concerts in various locations including Cheap Street Church, Sherborne School and Sherborne Abbey. Programme details will be published in July 2018. 

If you would like further information about
Sherborne Summer School of Music, please go to: www.sherbornemusicsummerschool.co.uk

 


Sherborne School, Sherborne, DorsetContact: Sherborne Summer School of Music
Telephone: 01342 893963
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Sat 25 August - Sun 26 August
10am-5pm daily
Oak Fair

The Oak Fair will once again be held on the August bank holiday weekend.  For anyone who hasn't visited before, this is a special event for those interested in woodcraft, timber, conservation and the countryside.  There is something that will appeal to all members of the family including over 200 exhibitors, events in our arenas including The Heavy Horse Logger team who compete a number of challenges over the weekend, Mere Down Falconry who bring a variety of birds of prey that put on amazing displays and Have A Go Archery which is available to everyone to try!  

We also have tree climbing and zip wires for the younger visitors to experience and  Avalon Axes who demostrate axe throwing as well as letting all our visitors have a go!  Market Square will be buzzing with local food and drink producers with the Childrens Area situated nearby that will have a range of workshops for all family members to take part in and scarecrow making!

There will also be performances in St Barnabas church over the weekend, Saturday will see Bagatelle returning to perform two short concerts and on Sunday the William Barnes Society.


Stock Gaylard on the A3030Contact: Katy Love
Telephone: 01963 23511
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