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April 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
E-mail us
Fri 28 April - Tue 02 MaySherborne Abbey Music Festival

A packed program of free and paid entry concerts. Emma Johnson, Tenebrae, Nicola Benedetti, Robert Sharp, the Festival Chorus plus so much more!

Tickets can be purchased from Sherborne TIC. Visit the website for further details.


VariousContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
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Fri 28 April - Mon 01 MayAbbey Hill Steam Rally

This event takes place each May day bank holiday weekend. Situated on the A37 just south of Yeovil towards Dorchester, over looking the rolling hills of Dorset. It features something for everyone. From Traction Engines to Motorcycles it's all at this fun family day out.

With over 100 trade stands you can get everything from a spark plug for the old car in your garage to that old 16 ton commercial vehicle you wanted to restore.

During the day a full entertainment program is available with ring events, live bands and singers in the refreshment marquee. In the evening the fun continues in the marquee and the fairground stays open until late. Enter the site and take a look around at some of the fun that will happen at this event.

Additional information can be found on the website including entry forms for traders and exhibitors and information about camping.

During the day a full entertainment program is available with ring events, live bands and singers in the refreshment marquee. In the evening the fun continues in the marquee and the fairground stays open until late. Our gate opens from 10:00am.


Yeovil ShowgroundTelephone: 01935 462781
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May 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
E-mail us
Fri 28 April - Mon 01 MayAbbey Hill Steam Rally

This event takes place each May day bank holiday weekend. Situated on the A37 just south of Yeovil towards Dorchester, over looking the rolling hills of Dorset. It features something for everyone. From Traction Engines to Motorcycles it's all at this fun family day out.

With over 100 trade stands you can get everything from a spark plug for the old car in your garage to that old 16 ton commercial vehicle you wanted to restore.

During the day a full entertainment program is available with ring events, live bands and singers in the refreshment marquee. In the evening the fun continues in the marquee and the fairground stays open until late. Enter the site and take a look around at some of the fun that will happen at this event.

Additional information can be found on the website including entry forms for traders and exhibitors and information about camping.

During the day a full entertainment program is available with ring events, live bands and singers in the refreshment marquee. In the evening the fun continues in the marquee and the fairground stays open until late. Our gate opens from 10:00am.


Yeovil ShowgroundTelephone: 01935 462781
Go to website
Fri 28 April - Tue 02 MaySherborne Abbey Music Festival

A packed program of free and paid entry concerts. Emma Johnson, Tenebrae, Nicola Benedetti, Robert Sharp, the Festival Chorus plus so much more!

Tickets can be purchased from Sherborne TIC. Visit the website for further details.


VariousContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
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Mon 01 May
11:00 - 17:00
Gearing up for Cars, Coffee and Cake at The Queens Arms

As a convoy of vintage cars, sports cars and supercars sets a course for Corton Denham in Somerset this spring, The Queens Arms has announced a day of automobile appreciation. Open to everyone from classic car aficionados to eager young enthusiasts. With pre-1966 classics sitting side-by-side with soft tops and supercars, this will be the perfect place for petrol heads of all ages to see, hear and smell these iconic vehicles in all their glory.

Visitors will be kept well fuelled by The Queens Arms’ award-winning kitchen team, serving up coffee, cake, gluten-free treats and soft drinks all day, alongside flame grilled fare from the barbeque, as the exhibitors fire up their engines. A menu ranging from black bean marinated sirloin steak and spicy pork ribs to seared tuna loin and grilled haloumi will set taste buds racing, all served with a choice of salads from the pub’s own kitchen garden, located just a stone’s throw away within the grounds of Corton Denham Manor House Garden itself.

The owners of Corton Denham Manor House Garden will be requesting a donation of £3.50 per person to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in return for opening up their gardens for this day of family fun.


Corton Denham House Gardens Contact: The Queens Arms
Telephone: 01963 220317
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Sun 07 May
9.00am to noon
Friends of the Yeatman Hospital Car Boot Sale

The Friends of the Yeatman Hospital will be holding their first Car Boot Sale of the year at the Terrace Playing fields, Sherborne.  Come and join the fun!

Sellers from 8.15a.m at £5.00 per car

Buyers from 9.00 at 50p pp

We regret dogs are not allowed in car boot field, but are  welcome in adjacent areas.


Terrace Playing FieldsContact: Friends of the Yeatman Hospital c/o Liz Turnbull
Telephone: 07790 863518
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Mon 08 May - Sun 14 MayDorset Residents’ Week

A chance for residents to visit their local attractions for less. Please visit the website for futher details.


VariousContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 01935 815341
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Mon 08 May
1pm.
Lunchtime recital

Today we welcome the Gloucestershire Police Male Voice Choir. Free of charge. All Welcome.


Sherborne AbbeyContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Wed 10 May
7:30pm start
Sherborne Artslink - Film Night

Sully (12A) 

Sully is a fact-based drama starring Tom Hanks as U.S. Airways Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, the pilot of the 2009's "Miracle on the Hudson" emergency water landing. Directed by Clint Eastwood, the movie's themes include teamwork, compassion, and courage.

Tickets cost £6 from Sherborne TIC and can be bought on the door if not sold out.


Memorial Hall, Digby Road.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Wed 10 MayAuction of Classic and Vintage Motorcycles

A 1937 Velocette Works 500, which was in a garage fire when in Australia 80 years ago, has been totally rebuilt and is now entered in to the Charterhouse auction.

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

A 1949 HRD Vincent Black Shadow Series C motorcycle is ready to go under the Charterhouse hammer in their auction of classic motorcycles.

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


1937 Velocette Works
A 1949 HRD Vincent Black Shadow Series C motorcycle
The Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, SomersetContact: Matthew Whitney or Richard Bromell
Telephone: 01935 812277
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Wed 10 May
1pm
Organ Recital

Free recital by Stephen Bell, showcasing a wide variety of music. Approx 40mins.  


Sherborne AbbeyContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Thu 11 May
7:30pm
Sherborne Gardeners Association AGM

Main event is AGM.  Plus talk: Flowers for Cutting.


Digby Hall, Hound Street, SherborneContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Fri 12 May - Fri 02 June
Daily 9.30 till 5.00
THE JERRAM GALLERY

EXHIBITION OF NEW WORK BY

ANN ARMITAGE AND ELSA TAYLOR

Open daily from 9.30 to 5.00 Monday to Saturday

All Gallery stock can be viewed online


Half Moon Street SherborneContact: MARK JERRAM
Telephone: 01935 815261
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Fri 12 May
7.00 pm
An Evening of Mediumship with Marcus Burnett and friends

MARCUS BURNETT will be connecting with Spirit and giving messages from loved ones....he will also be using his talent as Psychic Artist to draw Spirit coming through.  

Tickets cost only £15 with ight refreshments served at interval.  Book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets available by phoning.


The new Digby Hall, Hound Street,Sherborne Dorset DT9 3AAContact: Evie Fay
Telephone: 07855175357 01963251477
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Sat 13 MayPlant Sale

Sherborne and District Gardeners Club will be holding their plant sale today.


Parsons Yard, Cheap Street, SherborneContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 01935 814193
Sat 13 May
11am - 4pm
ST Margarets Hospice Yeovil Summer Fair

A Family fair held at St Margarets Hospice Yeovil. There will be activities for all the family from childrens games to a BQQ raffles, and an Owl Display and handing.

Entry costs £2 per adult with children under 14 going FREE.


St Margarets Hospice Little Tarrat Lane YeovilContact: Victoria Poole
Telephone: 01935 709157
Sat 13 May
10am-4pm
Fleamarket

Today there will be 1000s of collectables, antiques and crafts. All Welcome 


Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 01749 677049
Sat 13 May - Sun 14 May
11.00-5.00
Healing and Spirit Fayre

An extravaganza of delights -Beauty therapies -Reiki- Reflexology- Aromatherapy-Runes- Holistic Massage -Shamanism-Psychic Mediums-Tarot-Aura Camera- Woodcrafts- Crystals- Soaps-Candles-Incense and lots lots more.  

Talks and demonstrations all day.  Light refreshments served all day. Entry costs £1.


New Digby Hall, Hound Street Sherborne DT9 3AA.Contact: Evie Fay
Telephone: 07855175357
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Sun 14 May
7.30pm
Holy Moly & The Crackers

Join this nationally acclaimed seven-piece gypsy folk-rock band for an evening of lively music and tall tales

Their 2016 festival appearances included Glastonbury, Larmer Tree, Kendal Calling and Towersey, plus many more. Influenced by an eclectic range of music, Holy Moly & The Crackers play an exciting and visceral blend of rock, pop, folk, blues, balkan, klezmer, ska and reggae.

In the perfect collision of rowdy tunes, pumping danceability and compelling storytelling, this wrangling folk group present a medley of original songs and old time drinking tunes, both hilarious and thrilling, and sure to entertain!

Touring to Dorset through Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.  £9, £6 u18s, £25 family.

 


Buckland Newton Village HallContact: Artsreach
Telephone: 01300 345455
Sun 14 May
11.00 -16.30
Minterne Spring Fair

In aid of the RNLI and St Andrew's Church.

Food and craft stalls, plant stall, bouncy castle, longbow demonstration, classic car display, cream teas, RNLI souvenirs and much more. Set in 27 acres of fabulous gardens as featured in BBC's Gardener's World. 

Entry £5 adults

FREE for under 16s.


Minterne House, Minterne Magna, DT2 7AUContact: Geoff Meakin
Telephone: 01300 341370
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Wed 17 May
1pm
Organ Recital

Free recital by Chris Liddle, showcasing a wide variety of music. Approx 40mins.  


Sherborne Abbey. Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Wed 17 May
7.30
Dorset Wildlife Trust - Sherborne Group

DWT and other organisations in Dorset do their best to protect the county's wildlife; sadly not all are not similarly minded. PC Claire Dinsdale and PC Phil Sugrue, of Dorset Police Riral Crime Team, will speak about Wildlife Crime in Dorset. What are the laws relating to hares, dormice and endangered species?

Cost £2.50 at the door. Non-members of DWT most welcome. Tea and coffee available in the interval.


Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, DT9 3NLContact: Gillian M Constable
Telephone: 01963 23355
Thu 18 May
7.30pm
Living Spit - Tortoise vs Hare

Join Living Spit at the starting blocks for another adrenaline fuelled theatrical lap!

The race is set, the heat is on. Barry Hare, Wrington running champ. fit, popular and, above all, fast.

Toby 'Tortoise' Gollop, eater of doughnuts. Look up 'relaxed' in the dictionary and you'll see his picture. Two very different men. One running club, and the race to end all races.

Told entirely in rhyme and song, this promises to be an epic tale of romance, redemption and rural running rivalry that you'll never forget. Suitable 10+

Touring to Dorset through Artsreach.   £9, £7 u18s, £28 family


Halstock Village HallContact: Artsreach
Telephone: 01935 891744
Sat 20 May
9:30am-4pm.
Bookfair

New, second-hand and antiquarian books. 


Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 01803 613356
Wed 24 May
1pm.
Organ Recital

Free recital by James Henderson, showcasing a wide variety of music.  Approx 40mins.  


Sherborne AbbeyContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Wed 24 May
7:30pm.
An Overview of the Wave and Tidal Stream Energy Sectors

Tonight's Lecture will be given by Dr Merry, Director of Focus Offshore Ltd. for Sherborne Science Café. 


Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
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Sat 27 May
8:30am-3:30pm
Vintage Market

Over 30 sellers of vintage items.


Memorial Hall, Digby Road, SherborneContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 07809 387594
Sat 27 May - Mon 29 MayTour of Wessex Cycling Event

The Swift Carbon Tour of Wessex is the biggest multi stage cyclosportive in the UK. The cycling cognoscenti have been making the annual pilgrimage to Somerset since 2006 to experience the challenge of riding 3 days back to back while enjoying West country hospitality, and the exceptionally fine food & drink. Expect quintessentially English countryside though the lanes and byways of the South West. Each individual stage has its own unique mix of monuments, history and challenging terrain which sets it apart from other events; add the challenge of riding three days back to back and you have truly unique event. Choose from 322 miles, 224 miles or ride an individual stage which each have a choice of two route distances.

Each stage starts and finishes at Huish Episcopi Academy which provides outstanding facilities including an open air swimming pool which is available to Tour of Wessex participants free of charge.


Huish Episcopi Academy Somerton Somerset TA11 6HSGo to website
Sat 27 May
9.30am to noon
Friends of the Yeatman Hospital Plant and Cake Sale

The Friends of the Yeatman Hospital will be holding their Plant and Cake Sale outside the main building of the Yeatman Hospital.

Car parking adjacent.

Lots of bargains.

Contributions welcome on the morning of the sale from 8.15 am.  For earlier drop-off please email contact@friendsoftheyeatman.org.uk


Yeatman Hospital, outside Main BuildingContact: Friends of the Yeatman Hospital
Telephone: 01935 814985
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Sun 28 MayChasty Cottage Antiques Fair

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

Entrance costs £1, opening times are 8:30am (trade) 9:30am (public) to 4pm. 


Digby Hall, Hound Street, SherborneContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 01963 370986
Mon 29 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 2017 date is Bank Holiday Monday 29th May.

Tickets on the day cost: adult £12.00, children (5-16) £4.00, family* £29.00.  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 Grounds, DT9 5NRTelephone: 01749 814041
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Mon 29 May
1pm.
Organ Recital

Free recital by Peter King, showcasing a wide variety of music. Approx 40mins.


Sherborne Abbey.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Wed 31 May - Sat 03 June
9am - 6pm
The Royal Bath and West Show

The Royal Bath and West Show at Shepton Mallet, Somerset, is a fun day out for the whole family. From the country's finest livestock, a miniature railway and farming demonstrations for families, to the National Cheese Awards, vast food halls filled with the finest local produce and the glamour of Ladies Day, there really is something for everyone.

Advance tickets available from Yeovil, Sherborne and Cartgate Tourist Information Centres or online.

Call: Yeovil TIC 01935 462781, Sherborne TIC 01935 815341, Cartgate TIC 01935 829333


The Royal Bath & West of England Society, The Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QNTelephone: 01935 462781
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June 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
E-mail us
Fri 12 May - Fri 02 June
Daily 9.30 till 5.00
THE JERRAM GALLERY

EXHIBITION OF NEW WORK BY

ANN ARMITAGE AND ELSA TAYLOR

Open daily from 9.30 to 5.00 Monday to Saturday

All Gallery stock can be viewed online


Half Moon Street SherborneContact: MARK JERRAM
Telephone: 01935 815261
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Wed 31 May - Sat 03 June
9am - 6pm
The Royal Bath and West Show

The Royal Bath and West Show at Shepton Mallet, Somerset, is a fun day out for the whole family. From the country's finest livestock, a miniature railway and farming demonstrations for families, to the National Cheese Awards, vast food halls filled with the finest local produce and the glamour of Ladies Day, there really is something for everyone.

Advance tickets available from Yeovil, Sherborne and Cartgate Tourist Information Centres or online.

Call: Yeovil TIC 01935 462781, Sherborne TIC 01935 815341, Cartgate TIC 01935 829333


The Royal Bath & West of England Society, The Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QNTelephone: 01935 462781
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Fri 09 June - Fri 30 June
Daily 9.30 till 5.00
THE JERRAM GALLERY

EXHIBITION OF NEW WORK BY

KATHERINE SWINFEN EADY

Open daily from 9.30 to 5.00 Monday to Saturday

All Gallery stock can be viewed online


Half Moon Street SherborneContact: Mark Jerram
Telephone: 01935 815261
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Sat 10 June
1pm to 4pm
Glanvilles Wootton Fête

Traditional village fête with stalls (cake, books, bric-à-brac) games for all, raffle, barbeque, pimms bar, tea, steel band, fun dog show, flower festival and photography competition in the church.  

Our local MP, Simon Hoare, will be opening the fête at 1pm.  Entrance costs £2 (12 and under go free) to include a lucky programme.  For more information please look at our website 


Church Farm, Glanvilles Wootton, Sherborne, DT9 5QEContact: Annie Dove
Telephone: 01300 345450
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Sat 24 June
7.30pm
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School - Under Milk Wood

"We are not wholly bad or good, who live our lives under Milk Wood."

Set in the fictitious fishing village of Llareggub, this twenty four hour peek into the lives and loves of the likes of Captain Cat, Polly Garter and Willy Nilly has enthralled  audiences over the years with its canvas of nonsense gossip, feuds, affairs, fights, frauds and practical jokes.

Dylan Thomas' beautiful, bawdy, affectionate, reckless and deeply original play pulses with the vitality and relish of real life characters re-living their dreams and desires. Come closer now, and enter the world of Under Milk Wood.

"It is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black, the cobbled streets silent and the hunched courters'-and-rabbits' wood limping invisible down to the sloeblack, slow, black, crowblack, fishing boat-bobbing sea."

Touring through Dorset with Artsreach.  £10, £8 u18s  


Frampton Village HallContact: Artsreach
Telephone: 01300 320347
Sat 24 June
6pm-8pm
A journey in gin as The Queens Arms and Sipsmith make the perfect pairing

From the joys of juniper to the delights of distillation, The Queens Arms’ Gin Discovery event, hosted by Joe Ellis from Sipsmith, will explore the most quintessentially English of spirits 

Botanical buffs and novices alike will get a taste of The Queens Arms’ extensive list of gins on a gin glider tasting board, consisting of three varieties mixed with Fever Tree Tonic, served with individually handpicked garnishes and cucumber based snacks. With taste buds tickled, Joe will then delve into the rich history of gin and the story of how Sipsmith set up London’s first traditional copper distillery since 1820, before offering an insight into the finer points of sourcing botanicals, overnight maceration and the distillation process.

Whether served on the rocks or in handcrafted cocktails, by the open fire or on the terrace, The Queens Arms offers over 20 concoctions using local and international gins. The menu includes Conker Spirit, a local gin from Dorset’s first distillery on the backstreets of Bournemouth, served with a garnish of tonka beans which inject delicate flowery spices and a beautiful layer of vanilla. Other highlights include a Brecon Special Reserve served with a classic lime and juniper garnish, Hendrix accompanied by peppercorns and cucumber and the famous pink gin, Eden Mill, served with a beautiful hibiscus flower.

This and is a ticket only event. Tickets cost £15, which includes a gin glider tasting board and cucumber snacks, and can be purchased from Carolyn Fagan, events manager, 


The Queens Arms, Corton Denham, Sherborn, DT9 4LRContact: The Queens Arms
Telephone: 01963 220317
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July 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
E-mail us
Sat 08 July
Open 9am - 5pm
RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day

Spectacular military airshow celebrating its 70th anniversary. An action-packed family day out with thrilling flying displays and plenty of ground attractions.

For more information please visit the website.


RNAS Yeovilton Ilchester Yeovil BA22 8HTTelephone: 0330 1003654
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Sun 09 July
9.00am to noon
Friends of the Yeatman Hospital Car Boot Sale

The Friends of the Yeatman Hospital  second Car Boot Sale of 2017 will be held at the Terrace Playing Fields, Sherborne.

Sellers form 8.15 am @ £5 per car

Buyers form 9.00 am at 50p pp

No need to book

Regret no dogs in car boot field, but welcome in adjacent areas.


Terrace Playing Fields, SerborneContact: Friends of the Yeatman Hospital
Telephone: 07790 863 518
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Sat 15 July - Sun 16 July
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Lancaster Insurance Classic and Supercars Show

The great South West charity car show at Sherborne Castle.

Now a 2-day weekend event and regarded as one of the premier classic and supercars show in the south of England. 2000 cars on display from chain driven monsters to the latest supercars.  With 30 car clubs, trade, craft and autojumble stands, and excellent food outlets, this is a day for both the enthusiast and family alike. Visit the website. 


Sherborne Castle, Dorset. DT9 5NRContact: Classics at the Castle
Telephone: 07769 114211
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Sat 15 July
7.30pm
Seckou Keita - 22 Strings

Seckou Keita has arguably become the most influential and inspiring kora player of his generation, an exceptional and charismatic musician and a true master of this wonderful instrument

One of the leaders of the newest generation of African traditional musicians, Seckou fuses the traditional forms and instruments of Senegal with those of other cultures. In his award-winning 2015 album 22 Strings, Seckou explores what it means to be a modern global citizen, and yet to live with seven centuries of tradition and heritage expressed through music. He gives us the kora in its purest guise, a wondrous instrument that can soothe the bloodlust of warriors and take the human spirit to a place of deep meditation, stillness and beauty.

Combined with evocative vocals, expect an unforgettable musical experience.

Touring through Dorset with Artsreach. 

£12, £8 u18s 


Chetnole Village HallContact: Artsreach
Telephone: 01935 873555
Sat 29 July
10am-4pm
12th Leigh Food Fair and Vintage/Classic Car/Bike ShowTaste and buy some of the best food and drink

Taste and buy some of the best food and drink on offer from local producers.  Barbecued Hamburgers and Sausages, refreshments, icecream, beer and cider will be here!

There will be entertainment for the children.  It is a day NOT to be missed.

Proceeds will go to Leigh Village Hall, The Hub Yeovil and St Andrew's Church Leigh.

It will be opened by Sue and Graham Fudge - former owners of Thomas J Fudge's Remarkable Bakery.
Adults £2, children under 15 Free.   Sponsored by Greenslade Taylor Hunt


Leigh Village Hall, DT9 6HLContact: Elizabeth Turnbull
Telephone: 01935873846
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Sun 30 July - Sun 13 AugustSherborne Summer School of Music

Sherborne Summer School of Music hosts 18 courses in all musical disciplins all taught by eminent international performers and teachers. There are two Orchestras (symphony and chamber), four Choirs (large chorus, chamber choir, close harmony choir and a no sheet music choir), Masterclasses in Piano, Piano Accompaniment and Singing (2), Jazz Course, Composition, four Conducting Courses (two orchestral, choral conducting and wind conducting), Mixed Chamber Music and Wind Ensemble. Running concurrently with the summer school are circa 30 concerts in our concertfest series. Full details about Concertfest will be published in late June 2017.


Sherborne School, Cheap Street Church, Sherborne Abbey.Contact: Sherborne Summer School of Music and Concertfest
Telephone: 01342 893963
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Mon 31 July - Sat 12 AugustConcertfest

Concertfest, now in it's 15th season is a series of concerts that run concurrently with the summer music school, Sherborne Summer School of Music held at Sherborne School. There will be circa thirty concerts in all disciplins given by professional and student performers. These will take place from the end of July to mid August in Sherborne at venues including Cheap Street Church, Sherborne Abbey and Sherborne School. A full programme will be published toward the end of June 2017 and will be initially viewable on the Sherborne Summer School web site: www.sherbornemusicsummerschool.co.uk A printed programme will be available in mid July.


Sherborne Abbey, Cheap Street Church and Sherborne SchoolContact: Concertfest
Telephone: 01342 893963
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August 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
E-mail us
Sun 30 July - Sun 13 AugustSherborne Summer School of Music

Sherborne Summer School of Music hosts 18 courses in all musical disciplins all taught by eminent international performers and teachers. There are two Orchestras (symphony and chamber), four Choirs (large chorus, chamber choir, close harmony choir and a no sheet music choir), Masterclasses in Piano, Piano Accompaniment and Singing (2), Jazz Course, Composition, four Conducting Courses (two orchestral, choral conducting and wind conducting), Mixed Chamber Music and Wind Ensemble. Running concurrently with the summer school are circa 30 concerts in our concertfest series. Full details about Concertfest will be published in late June 2017.


Sherborne School, Cheap Street Church, Sherborne Abbey.Contact: Sherborne Summer School of Music and Concertfest
Telephone: 01342 893963
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Mon 31 July - Sat 12 AugustConcertfest

Concertfest, now in it's 15th season is a series of concerts that run concurrently with the summer music school, Sherborne Summer School of Music held at Sherborne School. There will be circa thirty concerts in all disciplins given by professional and student performers. These will take place from the end of July to mid August in Sherborne at venues including Cheap Street Church, Sherborne Abbey and Sherborne School. A full programme will be published toward the end of June 2017 and will be initially viewable on the Sherborne Summer School web site: www.sherbornemusicsummerschool.co.uk A printed programme will be available in mid July.


Sherborne Abbey, Cheap Street Church and Sherborne SchoolContact: Concertfest
Telephone: 01342 893963
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Fri 04 August
7:30pm
Miracle Theatre - The Third Policeman

This summer Cornwall's Miracle Theatre ventures into a world somewhere between Alice in Wonderland and Father Ted, where the earth is not round but sausage-shaped; where eccentric policemen fall in love with bicycles and you can visit eternity via a rickety lift, hidden beside a lane in the heart of rural Ireland. With its hilarious characters, streaks of dark humour and unforgettable plot twist, The Third Policeman earned its author, Flann O'Brien, a world-wide reputation as one of Ireland's great comic geniuses. O'Brien's scorching wit and delicious turn of phrase, combined with Miracle's delight in physical comedy and absurdity, has to be a winning combination. Fans of this cult classic and newcomers alike should expect the unexpected as Miracle Theatre return to the Artsreach circuit this summer!

Please note that these are open-air performances. Bring a cushion or rug to sit on, pack a picnic and wear warm/weatherproof clothing as appropriate. Recommended 8+

£12, £8 u18s, £32 family.


Higher Orchard, Sandford OrcasContact: Artsreach
Telephone: 01963 220208
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Thu 24 August - Mon 28 August
From 8am. Daily
Great Dorset Steam Fair

If you are looking for an excellent fun and action packed day out for all the family, you'll love the Great Dorset Steam Fair. Traditionally this English fair is held at the village of Tarrant Hinton, near Blandford Forum in the heart of the beautiful Dorset countryside.

The Great Dorset Steam Fair is a typically British event offering a unique blend of nostalgia and entertainment. Come and soak up the special festival atmosphere whether as a day visitor or taking in the full five days by camping on site. There is no other event like it anywhere in the world which is why over 200,000 visitors attend each year both from the UK and from all over the World!


Tarrant Hinton Blandford Forum Dorset DT11 8JATelephone: 01258 860361
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Sat 26 August
10:00 to 17:30
WINGS & WHEELS

This poular Vintage and Classic Aircraft Fly-in and Classic Car Show is now in its 18th year. Decent weather can see well over a hundred aircraft on this ex naval airfield; they are backed by an equal number of oustanding vehicles from the 1930s to present day Super Cars. The event supports the airfield-based AIR AMBULANCE and (subject to tasking) this will be part of the lunchtime airpark and open for viewing. Adult admission is just £5 and acc U/16s are free. There is all-day catering and selected trade-stands. Don't miss the spectular 'Fly-past Salute' by the BBMF Lancaster and Spitfire Pair. The airfield is just off the A30 between Sherborne and Shaftesbury....a memorable and unique day-out. Visit www.dorsetcarclub.co.uk for more details.


Henstridge Airfield (BA8 0TF)Contact: Terry A Booker
Telephone: 01202 730169
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September 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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Sun 10 September
9.00am to noon
Friends of the Yeatman Hospital Car Boot Sale

The Friends of the Yeatman Hospital will hold their final Car Boot Sale of 2017 at the Terrace Playing Fields, Sherborne.

Sellers from 8.15 am @ £5 per car

Buyers from 9.00am @ 50p pp

No booking required

Regret no dogs in Car Boot Field, but welcomein adjacent areas


The Terrace Playing FieldsContact: Friends of the Yeatman Hospital
Telephone: 07790 863 518
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Fri 15 September - Fri 06 October
Daily 9.30 till 5.00
THE JERRAM GALLERY

EXHIBITION OF NEW WORK BY

GUY TAPLIN

Open daily from 9.30 to 5.00 Monday to Saturday

All Gallery stock can be viewed online


Half Moon Street SherborneContact: MARK JERRAM
Telephone: 01935 815261
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Sat 23 September - Sun 08 OctoberSomerset Art Weeks

Somerset Art Weeks is an annual countywide celebration of the variety and quality of contemporary visual art that can be found in Somerset.  Since its inception in 1994, it has become an important event in Somerset's calendar delighting art lovers from near and far.

Please click on the website for more information.


Various VenuesTelephone: 01458 253800
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October 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 15 September - Fri 06 October
Daily 9.30 till 5.00
THE JERRAM GALLERY

EXHIBITION OF NEW WORK BY

GUY TAPLIN

Open daily from 9.30 to 5.00 Monday to Saturday

All Gallery stock can be viewed online


Half Moon Street SherborneContact: MARK JERRAM
Telephone: 01935 815261
E-mail usGo to website
Sat 23 September - Sun 08 OctoberSomerset Art Weeks

Somerset Art Weeks is an annual countywide celebration of the variety and quality of contemporary visual art that can be found in Somerset.  Since its inception in 1994, it has become an important event in Somerset's calendar delighting art lovers from near and far.

Please click on the website for more information.


Various VenuesTelephone: 01458 253800
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Fri 20 October - Fri 10 November
Daily 9.30 till 5.00
THE JERRAM GALLERY

EXHIBITION OF NEW WORK BY

JOHN MADDISON

Open daily from 9.30 to 5.00 Monday to Saturday

All Gallery stock can be viewed online


Half Moon Street SherborneContact: MARK JERRAM
Telephone: 01935 815261
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November 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 20 October - Fri 10 November
Daily 9.30 till 5.00
THE JERRAM GALLERY

EXHIBITION OF NEW WORK BY

JOHN MADDISON

Open daily from 9.30 to 5.00 Monday to Saturday

All Gallery stock can be viewed online


Half Moon Street SherborneContact: MARK JERRAM
Telephone: 01935 815261
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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 to 5.00 Monday to Saturday

All Gallery stock can be viewed online


Half Moon Street SherborneContact: MARK JERRAM
Telephone: 01935 815261
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