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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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Sat 21 October - Sun 22 October
10am-5pm.
Autumn Colours Weekend

Reduced price entry to the gardens. Explore acres of impressive gardens beside the lake and witness the spectacular autumn colours all around you. Entry costs £4.


Sherborne Castle.Telephone: 01935 812072
Sat 21 October
7.30 pm
Thornford Village Defibrillator Appeal Quiz Night

Put your thinking caps on and get the old grey matter working! Come along to our quiz night and join in the fun or get serious!

Tables of six - £3 per person. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. A raffle will held.

Call for more information or to book a table.


Thornford Village Hall - DT9 6QBContact: Paul Fox
Telephone: 07967 994186
Sat 21 OctoberChasty Cottage Antiques Fair

Up to 35 stands, homemade refreshments available at coffee shop within the fair. Entrance £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
Sat 21 OctoberPhotographic Project Open Day

Residents are invited to bring photographs in to the Centre so that they can be scanned.


Somerset & Dorset Family History Society, The Parade, SherborneContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 01935 389611
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Tue 24 October
8pm.
Historical Society Talk

Gen. Sir Richard McCreery: Last Great Cavalryman will give the talk tonight.  McCreery, one of the great soldiers of WWII, had a close association with Sherborne.  


Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
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Tue 24 October
11am-2pm
Mad Victorian Science!

Mad Victorian scientist Gordon Le Pard returns with his evil potions, weird mechanisms and tales of poisoning. Learn all about the strange but true aspects of Victorian science.

Free family friendly event but donations warmly welcomed.


Sherborne Museum, Abbey Gatehouse, Church Lane, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3BPContact: Sherborne Museum
Telephone: 01935 812252
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Tue 24 OctoberArts Buffet

Get messy and creative at this art and craft workshop for families with primary school age children. 

There are two sessions inthe day - 10am-12noon.  1:30pm-3:30pm.


Digby Hall, Sherborne.Telephone: 01935 815899
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Wed 25 October
1pm
Organ Recital

Free recital showcasing a variety of music. 40mins. 


Sherborne AbbeyContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
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Wed 25 October
7:30pm.
Science Café: Talk

The Origins of the First Supermassive Black Holes Raleigh Hall lecture will be given by Dr Daniel Whalen, Senior Lecturer, Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, Portsmouth University.


Digby Rd, Sherborne.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
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Thu 26 October - Sun 29 OctoberSherborne International Film Festival

A wide selection of World Cinema to chose from including:- Julieta, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Lamb, Omar, Frantz, Neruda, The Salesman, Tanna, and more.

Tickets from Sherborne TIC. All films £6, Reception and opening night screening £10, - 10 tickets £40.


Powell Theatre, Abbey Rd, SherborneContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
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Fri 27 October - Fri 17 November
Daily 9.30 till 5.00
THE JERRAM GALLERY

EXHIBITION OF NEW WORK BY

JOHN MADDISON

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 27 October
2pm-4pm
Going Batty for Halloween

East Dorset Bat Rescue are back with their bats to help us celebrate Halloween and learn more about these fascinating little creatures. Free event.


Sherborne Museum, Church Lane.Telephone: 01935 812252
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Sat 28 October
10am to 5pm
Creepy Halloween Fun at The Toy Barn

Join us on Saturday 28th October for our first ever Creepy Halloween Fun sessions. The Reptile Ranch will be demonstrating some of their snakes, iguanas, lizards and other creepy crawlies. The children will also be able to handle some of the animals if they want!

The ticket includes a pumpkin sourced from Sherborne Market Fruit and Veg and a free carving kit. We look forward to seeing who can carve the spookiest pumpkin!

There will also be face painting and garland making and children can come in fancy dress is they want.

Families will also be able to enjoy play time on our climbing frames, swings, trampolines and wendy houses.

There will be tea and coffee on sale for the grown ups.

There are three sessions planned 10am to 12pm, 12.30 to 2.30pm and 3.00pm to 5.00pm. Places are limited so book online today at toy-barn.co.uk! Please specify which session your child will take part in when booking your tickets. Please arrive 15-20 minutes before the session begins.

Recommended Age is 4 years +.


Blackmarsh Farm, Sherborne, DT9 4JXContact: The Toy Barn
Telephone: 01935 815040
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Sat 28 October
10am - 12pm
The Big Bibic Bake Off

Much loved Great British Bake Off contestant and Cake Whisperer Val Stones is joining us for a very special Big bibic Bake Off event at family friendly Vida Comida in Sherborne, today.

A retired headmistress with a fondness for talking to her cakes, Val is the perfect baker for us to partner with. Val’s passion for baking is infectious and magical.

Val will be with us from 10am-12pm. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to meet Val whilst supporting a great cause.

There will be fun for all the family, games, raffle prizes, a cake auction and BBBO goodies to buy.

Fancy sharing your baking passion with us? Take part in our #bibicshowstopper competition on the day. Val will be judging entries, all ages welcome!

Tickets will be £5 per adult (no advance purchase) to include a delicious cake and hot drink. Donations for children please. All proceeds to bibic – you will help change children’s lives.

Val has also kindly donated her Virtuous Cake recipe to the Big bibic Bake Off. Find the secrets to Val’s delicious and nutritious recipe in your free fundraising pack.  ORDER YOUR PACK TODAY from the website.  Limited spaces left.


Vida ComidaContact: Molly Johnston
Telephone: 01458253344
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Sun 29 October
2pm
Off The Beaten Track Again

Blue Badge Guided Walk. See the history you didn’t know was
there!  Costs £5 per person.


Sherborne TIC.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
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
E-mail us
Fri 27 October - Fri 17 November
Daily 9.30 till 5.00
THE JERRAM GALLERY

EXHIBITION OF NEW WORK BY

JOHN MADDISON

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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Wed 01 November
2pm AND 8pm
Culture of Imperial Russia

The Arts Society talkthis month will be by Rosamund Bartlett. Entry costs .£5


Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 01935 474626
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Thu 02 November
6pm - 8pm
Leweston Bonfire and Fireworks Display

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Leweston 

Gates open from 6pm. Fireworks at 7pm.

A family event open to all.  Come and enjoy our bonfire, with a spectacular fireworks display provided by Imperial Lotus Limited.  There will also be food, refreshments and a sweet stall! 

To book please visit www.leweston.co.uk/events

Admission prices: Adults £5, children £3


 

 

 


Leweston Bonfire
Leweston Bonfire poster
Leweston School, Sherborne, DT9 6ENContact: Events Coordinator
Telephone: 01963211011
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Fri 03 November
1:45pm.
Jazz Recital

Recital by the students of Sherborne School


Cheap St Church, SherborneContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 01935 810518
Fri 03 November
7pm-10pm.
Charity Barn Dance

BYO food to share.  £5 entry, U16s free.


Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Sat 04 November
14:30
Mediaeval Masons and Tumbling Towers

Blackmore Vale and Yeovil NT Association presents a talk by Pam White (NT Corfe Castle).
A translation from the Latin of the Exchequers Accounts of Edward I has given us quite detailed information about the castle build from 1280 - 94. This, together with the access afforded by the recent conservation work, has fuelled our curiosity about both the castle build and subsequent 'home improvements'.  It's an exciting time to be involved with such an iconic building.


Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AAContact: Elizabeth Gowers
Telephone: 01935 425 383
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Sat 04 NovemberEvents Crew - Sherborne Castle Fireworks!

This year is our 38th Annual Sherborne Castle Fireworks Event.

Gates open and Entertainment featuring the cast of Cinderella from the Octagon Theatre from 5pm.

Bonfire is at 7.00pm and Fireworks at 7.30.

There will be Refreshments/ food and live music from ‘Headland’.

TicketPrices:

Adult- £8.00
Children (5-16) and Senior Citizens: £6.00 - Under 5’s: Free and Car Parking: £4.00

Tickets from Sherborne TIC. 25% off before November.


Sherborne CastleContact: Events Crew
Telephone: 01963364399
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Sat 04 November
10am-4pm
Sherborne Christmas Craft & Gift Fair

An old fashioned fair for everyone; an enjoyable Christmas Shopping experience. 


Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. Telephone: 01749 677049
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Sat 04 November
2:30pm
Mediaeval Masons and Tumbling Towers

Blackmore Vale and Yeovil National Trust Assoc. talk.

Annual membership is £5. 


Digby Hall, Hound St, SherborneTelephone: 01935 425383
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Sun 05 NovemberClassic and Vintage Car Auction

Two classic cars, an Austin Healey 100/6 and a Jensen 541R made just a few months apart, offer the opportunity for enthusiasts to choose between a gentleman’s express or a sports car for the hairy chested at the Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage cars on Sunday 5th November.

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


Two classic cars, an Austin Healey 100/6 and a Jensen 541R
The Royal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet.Contact: Matthew Whitney
Telephone: 01935 812277
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Mon 06 November
7:30pm
Insight Lecture: Feeling Mortal

Talk by Andrew Edmeads. Tickets £5 from the Parish Office, Abbey Close. 


Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 01935 816779
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Tue 07 November
8pm
Sherborne Historical Society Talk:Edward I

What are the historical roots of today’s toxic sectarianism in the Middle East?

The story of the ancient Sunni-Shi'i divide, and why it became important again after the Iranian revolution, by John McHugo. 


Digby Hall, Hound Street, SherborneContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
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Wed 08 November
7.00 pm for 7.30pm
Sherborne Artslink Flicks - THE ODYSSEY

120 minutes 

A visually studnning biopic exploring Jacques Cousteau and his adventures aboard the Clypso.  Staring Lambert Wilson and Audrey Tautou. In French with subtitles.

Tickets are £6 and available in advance from the Sherborne Tourist Information Centre on Digby Road, 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 09 November
7:30pm
Mata Hari: Female Spy

The Great War: while millions of men struggle and fight in the mud and hell of the trenches, one woman’s story begs to be told. Mata Hari, the most notorious female spy in history. Or was she?
100 years after her execution and inspired by her own words, this is her story. Performer Katharine Mary gives a powerful portrayal of a compelling woman, the world's first femme fatale! Dancer, lover, confidante and courtesan; from her upbringing in The Netherlands, to Indonesia, and the invention in Paris of her alter-ego, she reflects upon the events that have led her to the firing squad.

This brilliant new theatre show arrives in Dorset through Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.


Sandford Orcas Village HallContact: Rowlie McBeath
Telephone: 01963 220208
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Thu 09 November
2:30pm
Sherborne District Gardeners' Association Meeting

Talk by Mr Alan Eason on Madeira - Island of Flowers.


Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 01935 389375
Fri 10 November
1:45pm.
Chamber Music

By Sherborne School Students.


Cheap Street Church, SherborneContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 01935 810518
Fri 10 November
7:30pm.
Jo Burt - Acoustic by Candlelight

In the beautiful surroundings of St Andrew's Church, ablaze with candlelight, Jo and the girls will entertain the audience with acoustic versions of his own music - in his trademark positive, uplifting style.

Tickets available from Sherborne TIC.


St Andrew's Church, YetminsterContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
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Sat 11 November
10am-4pm.
Sherborne Annual Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

Over 40 Stalls selling unique and unusual Crafts and Gifts for Christmas / the home. 


Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, SherborneContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 01749 677049
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Sat 11 NovemberChasty Cottage Antiques Fair

Up to 35 stands, refreshments available within the fair. Entrance £1.

Opening 8:30am (trade) 9:30am (public) to 4pm. 


Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AAContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 01963 370986
Wed 15 November
7:30pm
SABA DOUGLAS-HAMILTON: A LIFE WITH ELEPHANTS

Join Saba Douglas-Hamilton, the highly acclaimed elephant conservationist and wildlife TV presenter of This Wild Life and Big Cat Diaries for an evening of exciting animal stories and intimate behind the scenes tales of life in Kenya with her young family.


Octagon TheatreContact: Octagon Theatre
Telephone: 01935 422884
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Wed 15 November
2:30pm.
W.I. Meeting

Making Christmas Decorations for our entry into this year’s Christmas Tree Festival. £3, includes refreshments. 


Catholic Church Hall, Westbury, Sherborne. Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
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Thu 16 November
7:30pm
Tindal Recital Series: Clare Hammond

Piano recital. Tickets cost £10 from the school reception. 


Tindall Hall, Sherborne SchoolTelephone: 01935 812249
Thu 16 November - Fri 17 NovemberCharterhouse Auction

The Charterhouse two day November auction includes an early Victorian silver tea set.

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

Sherborne auctioneers Charterhouse are also selling six of the world famous Royal Signals Motorcycle Display Team Triumph motorcycles in todays auction.

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


Silver Tea Service
The White Helmets motorcycles
The Long Street Salerooms, SherborneContact: Richard Bromell or Justine Jackson
Telephone: 01935 812277
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Thu 16 November
7:30pm
The Laurent Quartet

This young, vibrant and dynamic group of musicians met during their years of study at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Royal College of Music. As members of Live Music Now, they have channeled their enthusiasm to bring concerts and workshops to SEND schools and care homes, enabling as many people as possible to have access to classical music. With Rachael Elliot and Alison Boden on violin, Jennifer MacCallum on viola and Beatrice Newman on cello, this new programme celebrates the wonderful sonority of classical chamber music, featuring Hadyn’s Sunrise and Dvorak’s ‘American’ string quartets.

Touring through Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity


Nether Compton Village HallContact: Artsreach
Telephone: 01935 413220
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Fri 17 November - Sun 19 November
2-4 on 17th & 3pm on 19th
Latin American Music Festival

The Sixth edition of the Latin American Music Festival in Sherborne will offer 2 exciting events this year!

First event will be a Jazz workshop on Friday 17th November. The event will be directed by Cuban pianist Milly Riquelme and it will run from 2pm to 4pm.

Cost of the workshop: £20

it includes the workshop, tea/coffee & biscuits break and free access to the second concert of the festival.

Second event will be a concert featuring our local orchestra Wessex Strings performing a wide variety of music by Holst, Finzi, Haydn and Venezuelan joropo and argentinean tango!! NOT TO BE MISSED!

Venue: Cheap Street Church

Time: 3pm

ticket price: £10 (free if participated in the Jazz Workshop)


SherborneContact: Arturo Serna
Telephone: 07972141911
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Fri 17 November
1:45pm
Woodwind Recital

By the talented students of Sherborne School. Free.


Cheap St Church, SherborneContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Fri 17 November
7:30pm.
“The Concealed Revealed” with Dr. Ceri Houldbrook

Over the years, houses have yielded some mysterious finds. Old shoes up chimneybreasts; mummified cats bricked up in walls; But why?  Entry by donation (£5) to raise funds for conservation
of artefacts at the museum. 01935 872846


Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 01935 872846
Sat 18 November
9:30am-4pm
Bookfair

New, second-hand and antiquarian books. 


Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 01803 613356
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Wed 22 NovemberScience Café: Memory:

The good, the bad and...what did I come into this room for? 

Professor Vincent Walsh, University College, London.


Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne. Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
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Fri 24 November
1:45pm
Percussion Ensembles

Free recital by students of Sherborne School


Cheap St Church, Sherborne.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Sat 25 November
2pm-4:30pm.
Tales of local railways

Roger Marsh and Graham Bendell will be taking respectively about the 1913 railway disaster at Yeovil Pen Mill station, and the development, decline and renaissance of the railway in Sherborne. 


Somerset & Dorset Family History Society, The Parade, Sherborne.Telephone: 01935 389611
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Mon 27 November
7:30pm.
Insight Lecture: Made In The Image

Talk by Amy Orr-Ewing. Tickets £5 from the Parish Office, Abbey Close. 


Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne.Telephone: 01935 816779
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Tue 28 November
8pm.
Sherborne Historical Society Talk:

Egypt’s Valley of the Kings: ancient tombs and recent discoveries.  This talk will look at the development and history of the burial place of some of ancient Egypt’s greatest pharaohs, by Dr Patricia Spencer.  


Digby Hall, Hound Street, SherborneContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
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Wed 29 November
6:30pm.
‘Light Up A Life’ Carol Concert

Sherborne Town Band will perform a short carol concert at the Weldmar Hospice's Light Up A Life carol concert, aimed at giving people a chance to remember the lives of those who have passed
and to celebrate the work of the trust.


Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne, DT9 5NRContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
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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
E-mail us
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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Sat 02 December
14:30
Christmas Concert by The Trinity Entertainers

Blackmore Vale and Yeovil NT Association presents The Trinity Entertainers who will get the Christmas season off to a festive start.


Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AAContact: Elizabeth Gowers
Telephone: 01935 425 383
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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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Sat 09 December
8 am to 1 pm
Charity BIG BREAKFAST

Take the stress out of Christmas shopping and relax for a while with a full English breakfast plus tea/coffee and toast. Vegetarian options available on request.

Raising money for: St Margaret's Hospice (Yeovil) and School in a Bag.


Vicarage Street Methodist Church (bottom of the Quedam)Contact: Darren Shutler
Telephone: 07425156591 or 01935 848768
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Sun 10 December
9.00am - 2.00pm
Santa Dash 2017 - St. Margaret's Hospice

The Santa Dash is a festive and fun-filled event aimed at runners, non-runners, families, work teams – in fact, just about anyone! It's a great way to get into the Christmas spirit while helping to raise vital funds for your local hospice.

Please visit our website to book your tickets now.


Yeovil Country Park, BA20 1QZContact: Victoria Poole
Telephone: 01935 709157
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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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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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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
Go to website
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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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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