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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 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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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
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
1pm.
Organ Recital

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


Sherborne Abbey.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
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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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
E-mail usGo to website
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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Sat 03 June
Doors open at 6:30pm for 7:30pm start\
Illyria performance of The Emperor’s New Clothes

In its 26th season of taking top quality open-air theatre to the most prestigious and stunning locations throughout the UK and beyond, Illyria will return to Castle Gardens this summer for the eighth year running.

Sitting under the night sky in the walled garden with a picnic in tow, the audience will be treated to the critically-acclaimed outdoor theatre company’s humorous adaptations of The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Lost World, The Mikado and The Comedy of Errors.


Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5NR Contact: The Gardens Group
Telephone: 01935 814633
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Sat 03 June - Sun 04 June
2pm-6pm
Open Gardens

Teas and plant sales. Parking at the Village Hall.  Cost £6 for both days.


Nether ComptonTelephone: 01935 815341
Sun 04 June - Mon 05 June
11am-4pm.
Sherborne Steam and Waterwheel Centre Open Day

An extensive collection of Victorian engineering, includes. the massive, 26ft diameter waterwheel built in 1869. 


Oborne Road, Sherborne, DT9 3RX.Telephone: 01935 816324
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Mon 05 June
7:30pm.
Insight Lecture: The Vicar's Tale

Talk by Revd Nelva Moss on how she came to be be ordained and how female ministers were first received. Tickets cost £5 from the Parish Office. 


Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 01935 812452
Wed 07 June
1pm.
Organ Recital

Free recital by Simon Clarkson showcasing a wide variety of music. Approx 40mins.


Sherborne Abbey. Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Thu 08 June - Sun 11 JuneCerne Abbas Music Festival

Tickets £8-£18 depending on concert /seating choice. Information and booking on the website, Cerne Abbas Stores and St Mary's Church Festival Box Office: Tel: 07527528673


St. Mary's Church, Cerne Abbas - between Dorchester and SherborneContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 07527528673
Thu 08 June
7:30pm.
Sherborne Gardeners Association Meeting

Marion Dale, Garden Designer and planting consultant on "Where our favourite plants came from". 


Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 01935 814193
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
10:30am-3:30pm
The Handmade Fair

Quality goods by local artisans.


Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
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Sat 10 June
10am-4pm.
Antique and Collectors Fair

1000s of antiques and collectables.


Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 01749 677049
Sat 10 June
10am-4pm
The Earth is the Lord's and Its Fullness

Arrival from 9:30pm. Why the care of creation is an urgent need at this time. £10 donation. For more information and booking please contact us at the Friary.


Hilfield Friary, DT2 7BE. Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 01300 341741
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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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Wed 14 June
1pm.
Organ Recital

Free recital by Robert Anderson showcasing a wide variety of music. Approx 40mins.


Sherborne Abbey.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Wed 14 June
7:30pm.
Sherborne Artslink Flicks: "Lion"

The ture story of Saroo who returns to India as an adult to find the parents he was seperated from as a child.

Tickets £6 per person from Sherborne TIC.

A two-course Pre-Flicks Supper in the Raleigh Hall, starts at 6:30pm. Tickets £12 from Sherborne TIC.


Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Sat 17 June
12noon-10pm
Sherborne Summer Festival

Music includes:- Jo Burt, the Wriggle Valley Jazz band, Sherborne Town Band, Flatland Boogie band and more. Entertainment inc. performances from local schools, and dance groups as well as a bouncy castle,
archery, face painting, coconut shy, food and more. 


Purlieu Meadow, Sherborne.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
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Sat 17 JuneChasty Cottage Antiques Fair

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

Enty £1, opening 8:30am (trade) 9:30am (public) to 4pm. 


Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 01963 370986
Sun 18 JuneCharterhouse Classic and Vintage Car Auction

This fine Alvis Speed 20 SD Tourer is estimated to sell for £100,000-120,000* at the Charterhouse classic & vintage car auction on Sunday 18th June, which is being held in conjunction with the Footman James Bristol Classic Car Show at The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet.

To read the full article please click on the attached PDF.


Alvis motor car
The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet.Telephone: 01935 812277
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Sun 18 June
10am
Race for Life 5k and 10k Cancer Research UK

Race for Life brings millions of women together to support our life-saving research. Just by signing up you’ll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200, every penny matters.

So which event is for you?

A 5k is great for all ages. Run, jog or walk the only thing that matters is that you’re part of it. Want to push yourself further? Join a 10k.

Whichever event you choose and whether you do it in a tutu or just an old pink t-shirt, THIS IS BEATING CANCER.


SherborneContact: Sherborne Castle
Telephone: 0300 123 0770
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Mon 19 June
7:30pm.
Insight Lecture: The Chaplain's Tale

Talk by Revd Preb. Angela Berners-Wilson, the first woman to be ordained to the priesthood of the Church of England. Tickets cost £5 from the Parish Office. 


Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 01935 812452
Mon 19 June - Sat 24 June
Morning and Afternoon Daily
LiveWell Sherborne Week

Why? Following on from last year’s highly successful Sherborne Health and Wellbeing Fair, the single day has been extended to a full week of “Health Awareness” opportunities for local people of all ages discover how to help themselves to live happy, healthy and independent lives.

What? The week will feature a wide range of healthy living activities including ; Free Health Checks, Trial Training events, Healthy Eating and Diet programmes, Exercise Classes, Sherborne Walks, Obesity Awareness programmes, together with local exhibitors promoting their services at locations around the town.

How can I be involved? Please come along to any or all of the free events taking place during the week.

Contact keith.harrison@dorsetccg.nhs.uk or hello@livewelldorset.co.uk for more information.

Full Programme at https://www.livewelldorset.co.uk/content/ouk-dorsetco/livewelldorset/en/events.html or call  01305 233 105


Sherborne TownContact: Keith Harrison
Telephone: 01305 233 105
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Mon 19 June
15:30 - 18:30
CILEx Launch Event

Yeovil College is pleased to announce the launch of a new suite of law qualifications. These include the CILEx Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice, as well as the CILEx Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice. 

To celebrate this momentous occasion, we will be hosting a CILEx launch event. The event will include a talk from Stephen Allinson (Solicitor/ Licensed Insolvency Practitioner/ Chairman of both The Insolvency Service and The Joint Insolvency Examination Board) who will be lecturing on some of the units for the aforementioned courses. You will also be able to discover more details about the qualifications we will be delivering, as well as meet other lecturers who will be guiding you on your journey through the world of law academia. 

3.30 - 4.30pm 
An opportunity for 16 – 19 year old students to find out about the Level 3 Full-time course and Apprenticeship opportunities with guest speaker, Stephen Allinson, giving a talk on the world of Law. 

5.00 - 6.30pm 
An opportunity for employers and employees to find out about the Level 3 and Level 6 Part-time courses. Stephen Allinson will also be giving a talk on a topical discussion.


Yeovil CollegeContact: Yeovil College
Telephone: 01935 845527
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Wed 21 June
3pm-10pm
Summer Solstice Vintage Vehicle Gathering

Period costume optional. Free. 6pm Bootsale-Autojumble. Fundraising for Stars Appeal Hospital's Charity. 


Gillingham & Shaftesbury Showground, Motcombe, SP7 9LP.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 01747 824240
Wed 21 June
2:30pm
W.I. Talk: Somerset Willow Weaving and Birdman of Kingsbury

A talk and demonstration given by Maurice Fawcett. New members and visitors always welcome.


Catholic Church Hall, Westbury, Sherborne. Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Wed 21 June
1pm.
Organ Recital

Free recital by Paul Ellis showcasing a wide variety of music. Approx 40mins.


Sherborne Abbey.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Thu 22 June - Fri 23 JuneThe Charterhouse Two Day June Auction

The Charterhouse two day June auction on the 22nd & 23rd includes a the important group of medals awarded to Group Captain Clive Stanbury CBE DSO DFC.  

To read the full article please click on the attached PDF.

Also in today's auction is a Queen Victoria £1 stamp bought from Stanley Gibbons in an album estimated at £300-500*, part of a stamp collection from the bottom of a wardrobe in a Bournemouth Bungalow.

To read the full article please click on the attached PDF.


Group Captain Clive Stanbury CBE DSO DFC medals
A Queen Victoria £1 stamp
Long Street SaleroomsContact: Richard Bromell
Telephone: 01935 812277
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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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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
8:30am-3:30pm
Vintage Market

Over 30 sellers of vintage items. 


Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 07809 387594
Wed 28 June
1pm.
Organ Recital

Free recital by Simon Clarkson showcasing a wide variety of music. Approx 40mins.  


Sherborne Abbey.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Wed 28 June
7:30pm.
Biofuels: Fuelling the Future or Big Fraud

Science Café Talk by Professor David Read.


Raleigh Hall, SherborneContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Thu 29 June
7:30pm
Sherborne School Leaver’s Concert

An evening of solo and ensemble performances followed by a drinks.


Tindal Recital Hall, SherborneContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Fri 30 June
7:30pm.
Sherborne School: Gala Concert

Free event featuring the Concert Orchestra, Radio Orchestra, Wind Band and Chamber Orchestra.  Free. Contact the School for further details. 


The Big School Room, Sherborne School. Telephone: 01935 810518
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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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Sat 08 July
1.0pm to 4.30pm
Yetminster Fair

Following the success of the 2016 Fair it is back this year on Saturday 8th July and we are striving to make it even better than before! Free parking and Free entry!

We will have a myriad of stalls along the High Street with the main arena outside the White Hart (which will be open for the whole event and which will also be hosting an evening entertainment event).

We are organising a full schedule of events which we hope will include the Yetminster Irish Dances, No Mean Feet, the Quayside Cloggies and a 15 piece Ukele band. The Jubilee Hall will be in use and will have cream teas and a display by a model boat club. We hope to link with events at the Gallery and the Ark, with the Sports & Social Club and we are discussing the possibility of a Scouts Mini Jamboree.

Abbey 104 have been asked to bring their Road Show and we will have the Yeovil Town Crier to keep us all in order after the traditional parade at 1.00pm led by the Wessex Highland Pipe Band.

Special guest Valerie Singleton will “officially” open the fair this year!

To book a stall or to contact us at email yetminsterfair@aol.com 


YetminsterContact: David Torrance
Telephone: 01935873979
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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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Tue 11 July
Doors open at 6:30pm for 7:30pm start
Illyria performance of The Lost World

In its 26th season of taking top quality open-air theatre to the most prestigious and stunning locations throughout the UK and beyond, Illyria will return to Castle Gardens this summer for the eighth year running.

Sitting under the night sky in the walled garden with a picnic in tow, the audience will be treated to the critically-acclaimed outdoor theatre company’s humorous adaptations of The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Lost World, The Mikado and The Comedy of Errors.


Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5NRContact: The Gardens Group
Telephone: 01935 814633
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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 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 29 July
18:45pm
The Jar Family

A collective of singer/songwriters whose sum of their parts is even more than their individual talents.

Five equally strong front-men and a vast array of carefully crafted songs of multiple genre and tempo from folk to indie rock, the band has attracted lots of interest on the live scene (including supporting Alabama 3 on two UK tours).  This is their second recent visit to Somerset.  Previously they were given a standing ovation at the David Hall, South Petherton, where it was said to have been the best gig at the hall in 14 years.


Caryford CommunityHall, Maggs Lane, Castle Cary BA7 7JJContact: Helen Leary
Telephone: 01963 350980
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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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Wed 02 August
Doors open at 6:30pm for 7:30pm start
Illyria performance of The Mikado

In its 26th season of taking top quality open-air theatre to the most prestigious and stunning locations throughout the UK and beyond, Illyria will return to Castle Gardens this summer for the eighth year running.

Sitting under the night sky in the walled garden with a picnic in tow, the audience will be treated to the critically-acclaimed outdoor theatre company’s humorous adaptations of The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Lost World, The Mikado and The Comedy of Errors.


Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5NRContact: The Gardens Group
Telephone: 01935 814633
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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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Sat 12 August
Doors open at 6:30pm for 7:30pm start
Illyria performance of The Comedy of Errors

In its 26th season of taking top quality open-air theatre to the most prestigious and stunning locations throughout the UK and beyond, Illyria will return to Castle Gardens this summer for the eighth year running.

Sitting under the night sky in the walled garden with a picnic in tow, the audience will be treated to the critically-acclaimed outdoor theatre company’s humorous adaptations of The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Lost World, The Mikado and The Comedy of Errors.


Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5NR Contact: The Gardens Group
Telephone: 01935 814633
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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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