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January 2019Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 06 January - Sat 26 January
7:00pm for 7:30pm start
Friends of the Yeatman Hospital Quiz Night

Friends of the Yeatman Hospital Quiz Night

Friday January 25th

7:00pm for 7:30pm start

Digby Memorial Hall Digby Road Sherborne DT9 3NL

Tickets £10.00 from Midwest Office Supplies 21 Cheap Street

Hosted by the Friends of the Yeatman Hospital, this popular Quiz Night Fundraiser gives you a chance to tuck into some tasty Fish and Chips and put your little grey cells to the test. Either come as a team (Up to 6 per team) or come on the night and we can put you in a team. Each ticket includes Quiz and Fish and Chip Supper. Gluten free option available in advance. Wine and Soft Drinks available on the night.


Digby Memorial Hall Digby Road DT9 3NLContact: Linsley Withers
Telephone: 01935 329951
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Tue 08 January - Sat 09 February
2pm - 5 pm
Charity Whist Drive in aid of The Rendezvous

Friends of The Rendezvous are holding a Charity Whist Drive on Saturday 9th February at 2 pm.  This is to be held in Cheap Street Methodist Church Hall, beginning with a Refresher Round before the Whist Drive commences officially.  Single players are especially welcome as everyone will be changing partners after each round.  Afternoon tea is included.  Tickets (£10) are available from Vicki Addey (Tel: 01935 815816 / vicki@addey.co.uk) or from the Tourist Information Office.


Cheap Street Methodist Church HallContact: Vicki Addey
Telephone: 1935815816
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Thu 24 January
8pm
Sherborne Historical Society - Exeter Cathedral: the early years (talk)

Professor Sarah Hamilton discusses the history of Exeter Cathedral up to the end of the twelfth century. What did Exeter's churchmen know about the history of their see and its place in the wider world?


Digby Hall, Hound Street, SherborneContact: Peter Meech
Telephone: 01935 812233
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February 2019Event TitleLocationContact Details
Tue 08 January - Sat 09 February
2pm - 5 pm
Charity Whist Drive in aid of The Rendezvous

Friends of The Rendezvous are holding a Charity Whist Drive on Saturday 9th February at 2 pm.  This is to be held in Cheap Street Methodist Church Hall, beginning with a Refresher Round before the Whist Drive commences officially.  Single players are especially welcome as everyone will be changing partners after each round.  Afternoon tea is included.  Tickets (£10) are available from Vicki Addey (Tel: 01935 815816 / vicki@addey.co.uk) or from the Tourist Information Office.


Cheap Street Methodist Church HallContact: Vicki Addey
Telephone: 1935815816
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Fri 01 February
11.30am
Snowdrop Service

Weldmar Hospicecare is holding services of remembrance for those wishing to remember loved ones this winter. £10 donation


Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart & St Aldhelm, SherborneContact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
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Sat 02 February
14.30
Capability Brown

Blackmore Vale and Yeovil NT Association presents a talk by David Copp: Capability Brown the Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne | 2.30pm | £3.00 / £5.00 (includes tea and biscuits).

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Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AAContact: Elizabeth Gowers
Telephone: 01935 425 383
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Sat 02 FebruaryBSO Resound

Live music from BSO Resound. Tickets cost £10, u18 £6, Family of 4 (2 adults) £25. 


Sandford Orcas Village Hall, Sherborne DT9 4RXContact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
Telephone: 01963220208/220749/220271
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Sun 03 FebruaryCharterhouse Auction of Classic and Vintage Motorbikes

A Kawasaki GP500 motocrosser, ridden by the legendary Georges Jobe in 1985 is to be sold by Charterhouse at the Carole Nash Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show.

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

The Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage motorbikes has a great selection of bikes going under the hammer with estimates from £200 up to £55,000.

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


Ex-Works Kawasaki Under the Hammer
Bikes in all Shapes and Sizes and Conditions
The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, SomersetContact: Matthew Whitney
Telephone: 01935 812277
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Wed 06 February
3.30pm and 6.45pm
The Art of the River

The Arts Society Sherborne: The Art of the River - Talk by Alexandra Epps. Guest of members £7 


Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3Contact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
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Wed 06 February
1pm
Organ Recital

A 40 minute organ recital featuring a variety of music. There will be a Retiring collection.


Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ.Contact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
Thu 07 February
8 pm
William Sleeman and the East India Company (Sherborne Historical Society talk)

Miranda Carter considers the army officer and civil servant who suppressed the Thugs uprisings in India. But were the Thugs who he said they were?

Members and students free; visitors £5.

For more information go toto the website.


Digby Hall, Hound Street, SherborneContact: Peter Meech
Telephone: 01935 812233
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Fri 08 February
7 for 7.30pm
Sherborne Literary Society Talk

Talk by Lulu Taylor (Kirsty Crawford) about 'The Winter Secret'.  Entry costs £5 from Winstone's Bookshop or on door (if available).


Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NLContact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
Sat 09 February
9.30-12.30pm.
Bacon Bap and Tea/Coffee

Raising funds for Chernobyl Children's Lifeline.


Cheap Street Church Hall, SherborneTelephone: 01935 815816
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Sat 09 February - Sun 10 February
10am-4pm
Sherborne Artslink Pastel Painting Weekend

Demonstrations and  tuition from Keith Stott SWAc. Cost of the course is £89/£80 Friends. Book at Artslink Office: 01935 815899 or visit the website.


Telephone: 01935 815899
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Sat 09 February
2.30-4.30pm
Sherborne Artslink Talk

Illustrated art history talk by Joanna Cobb: Renaissance Women Artists. £8 from Sherborne TIC.


Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL.Contact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
Sat 09 February
14.30
Behind the scenes in South Somerset

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 Keri Phillips, General Manager, South Somerset Portfolio of National Trust properties, and Damian Mitchell, Head Gardener, Lytes Cary Manor: Behind the scenes in South Somerset.

See our website.


Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AAContact: Elizabeth Gowers
Telephone: 01935 425 383
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Sat 09 February
10am-4pm
Sherborne Fleamarket

An antiques, crafts & collectors market, up to 35 stalls.

Free admission.


Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NLContact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
Telephone: 01749 677049
Sun 10 FebruaryCharterhouse Specialist Auction of Classic and Vintage Cars

Ultima produced the GTR until 2015. It is a mid-engined rear wheel drive super car with a steel space frame chassis.

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


The Ultima GTR super car
Charterhouse Long Street Sherborne Dorset DT9 3BSContact: Matthew Whitney or Richard Bromell
Telephone: 01935 812277
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Mon 11 February
7pm.
From Power to Prison to Peace.

Former cabinet minister jailed in 1999 talks about prison.  Free entry. Refreshments.


Yetminster Jubilee Hall, DT9 6LQContact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
Telephone: 01935 872414
Wed 13 February
1pm
Organ Recital

A 40 minute organ recital featuring a variety of music. Retiring collection will be held.


Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ.Contact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
Wed 13 February
7 for 7.30pm
Sherborne Artslink Flicks

"Leave no Trace" (PG).  Tickets cost £6 from Sherborne TIC. Pre-film Supper £12 in the Raleigh Hall (pre-book). 01935 815341.  Tickets can be bought from Sherborne TIC.


Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NLTelephone: 01935 815341
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Thu 14 February - Fri 15 FebruarySpecialist Auction of Watches, Silver and Jewellery with a selection of Wine, Port & Whisky

A gentleman’s 18ct gold Rolex wristwatch going under the hammer on Valentine’s Day in the Charterhouse two day February auction is expected to sell for thousands of pounds.

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


Rolex Watch
Charterhouse Long Street Sherborne Dorset DT9 3BSContact: Richard Bromell
Telephone: 01935 812277
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Thu 14 February - Sat 16 February
10am-5pm
Craft4Crafters Show

Thursday 14th - 16th February 2019 - 10am-5pm daily

Over 170 craft suppliers including sewing needle craft, embroidery crochet, quilting felting, glass and ironwork, textiles.  Over 60 workshosp guilds make and takes and on stand demonstatrations everyday.

Additional features are textile, quiilt and big embroidery Displays from West Country Embroiderers plus Art Gallery and more.

Entry: £10 adult £9 concession, under 16s free - book in advance get £2 off door price

www.craft4crafters.co.uk

contact: annie@craft4crafters


Westpoint Arena ExeterContact: Annie Hawksley
Telephone: 1173703342
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Thu 14 February
2.30pm
Sherborne & District Gardeners' Association

In-House Quiz.


Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA.Contact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
Telephone: 01935 389375
Thu 14 February
1.30pm for 2pm
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Fires and Fire-fighting in Sherborne.  Talk by George Tatham: Entry costs £5 for non-members.


Sherborne Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NLContact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
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Fri 15 FebruaryCharlie Parker Tribute Evening

Sherborne School Dining Hall Jazz played by the Freddie Graham Jazz Quartet along with a 3 course dinner. Tickets cost £22.50


Telephone: 01935 812249
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Wed 20 February
2.30pm
Talk

Life of William Barnes and his Poetry Sherborne WI talk by Brian Caddy.

New members/visitors welcome (£4) 


Catholic Church Hall, Westbury, SherborneContact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
Wed 20 February
1pm
Organ Recital

A 40 minute organ recital featuring a variety of music. There will be a Retiring collection held.


Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQContact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
Wed 20 February
7.30pm
Sherborne Group, Dorset Wildlife Group

'Farming and Wildlife - Compatible or not?'  Talk by Alex Butler from the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group South West.  Entryy costs £2.50.


Digby Memorial Church Hall, Digby Road, SherborneContact: Mary Howes
Telephone: 01935 872742
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Thu 21 February
10am-12 noon
Sherborne Artslink Arts Buffet

Art & craft workshop for children under 12 years. Parental supervision required. Donations welcome.


Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA.Telephone: 01935 815899
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Thu 21 February
8 pm
'The Bird in the Cage': Sir Walter Ralegh and Henry, Prince of Wales (Sherborne Historical Society)

In this illustrated talk Professor Tim Wilks investigates the dangerous relationship between the condemned and imprisoned Elizabethan hero and the young Stuart heir.

Members and students free; visitors £5.

For more information go to the website.


Digby Hall, Hound Street, SherborneContact: Peter Meech
Telephone: 01935 812233
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Sun 24 February
2-4pm.
Crystal and Tibetan Singing Bowl

Experience performance of Pure Sound by musician Dean Carter.  Entry costs £12, in advance. Please telephone or visit the website.

 


Soundbath Oborne Village Hall, DT9 4AQContact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
Telephone: 01935 389655
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Sun 24 February
10am-12.30pm.
Angels of Sound Voice Playshop

Out loud form of meditation. Learn to work with notes/chakras.  Entry costs£12 in advance please telephone or visit the website.


Oborne Village Hall DT9 4AContact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
Telephone: 01935 389655
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Wed 27 February
1pm
Organ Recital

A 40 minute organ recital featuring a variety of music. There will be a Retiring collection.


Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ.Contact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
Wed 27 February
7.30pm
Sherborne Artslink & Arts Society Talk

An illustrated lecture by Julian Halsby: Pierre Bonnard - The Colour of Memory. Entry costs £9 from Sherborne TIC.


Sherborne Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NLContact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
Telephone: 01935 815341
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Wed 27 February
7.30pm
Sherborne Science Café: Talk

Waterfalls and Warplanes  Talk: A history of cataract & treatment by Simon Frackiewicz, Member of the College of Optometrists. 


Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NLContact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
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March 2019Event TitleLocationContact Details
Thu 07 March
8 pm
The Impact of Famine and Plague in the 14c West Country (Sherborne Historical Society talk)

Dr Christopher Thornton examines how the 'Great Famine' (c.1315) and the 'Black Death' (c.1348) contributed to a fundamental historical turning point. Using evidence from the Vale of Taunton Deane, he asks how the impact on population levels of these two disasters can be measured.

Members and students free; visitors £5.

For more information go to www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk


Digby Hall, Hound Street, SherborneContact: Peter Meech
Telephone: 01935 812233
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Sat 09 March
14.30
Behind the scenes in South Somerset

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 Keri Phillips, General Manager, South Somerset Portfolio of National Trust properties, and Damian Mitchell, Head Gardener, Lytes Cary Manor: Behind the scenes in South Somerset.

See our website.


Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AAContact: Elizabeth Gowers
Telephone: 01935 425 383
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Thu 21 March
8 pm (AGM 7.45 pm)
Claretta Petacci and Benito Mussolini: a Fascist love story (Sherborne Historical Society talk)

Professor Richard Bosworth reviews what Mussolini's 'last lover' and her extensive diary reveal of life, family, Catholicism and politics in the 'Italian dictatorship'.

Members and students free; visitors £5.

For more information go to the website.


Digby Hall, Hound Street, SherborneContact: Peter Meech
Telephone: 01935 812233
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May 2019Event TitleLocationContact Details
Mon 27 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 2019 date is Bank Holiday Monday 27th May.

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

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

Find out more by visiting the website 


Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5NRContact: Katie Bradley-Hudson, Show Secretary
Telephone: 01749 814041
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June 2019Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 08 June
10:30 - 17:00
Bradford Abbas Festival of Wheels

One of the largest one day classic motoring shows in the South West - the Festival of Wheels welcomes all vehicle types from vintage, classic and sports cars through to tractors, motorcycles and military 'motors' and in addition offers great food, fantastic beers from our host pub - it is free to attend but pre booking is essential if you wish to exhiit your vehicle - register via the facebook page or the website ... 


Bradford AbbasContact: Steve
Telephone: Prew
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July 2019Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 21 July
09:30am to 4.00pm
Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars Show

16th Annual Charity Classic & Supercars Show. Porsche will be the 2019 marque feature, with an historic line up of cars including race, rally and road cars from 1948 to the present day. Visitors will also see over 2,000 Classic, Supercars, Veteran, Race, Rally, American, Custom, Hot Rod and Special cars, together with 40+ car clubs, all in the magnificent grounds of Sherborne Castle. With 150+ Trade, Autojumble and Craft stands plus children’s amusements, live music, large catering village and beautiful picnic areas, the show has something for all the family.

Visit www.classic-supercars.co.uk for more information.


Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 5NRContact: Show Secretary
Telephone: 07769 114211
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Sun 28 July - Sun 11 AugustSherborne Summer School of Music

Sherborne Summer School of Music is the ideal host for a residential course for adult musicians of all ages and abilities. We meet in a friendly, supportive atmosphere where participants can enhance their skills through the help of dedicated, international teachers and performers. Held at Sherborne School we are fortunate to boast a state-of -the-art music school, a theatre, concert halls and user friendly rehearsal spaces all of which contribute to to the sheer pleasure of imersing oneself in making music and socialising with like minded people from all over the world. Concerts are promoted through our performance outlet Concertfest. Thirty concerts over two weeks by both professionals and students held in Sherborne School, Cheap Street Church and Sherborne Abbey. Further details about Concertfest will be published in July 2019 but for those interested in knowing more about the summer school information is now available on our web site: www.sherbornesummerschoolofmusic.org


Sherborne School, Sherborne, Dorset, DT3 3APContact: Malcolm Binney, Director of Music
Telephone: 01342 893963
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Mon 29 July - Sat 10 AugustConcertfest

Thirty Concerts and recitals to be performed by both professional and student musicians of the Sherborne Summer School of Music. The concerts take place in July and August 2019 in venues that include Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne School and Cheap Street Church.

Concertfest is the concert giving outlet of the Sherborne Summer School of Music. The summer school promotes recitals and concerts in all genres of classical music from intimate solo recitals to large orchestral and choral concerts. All the concerts are available at a very modest cost to the general public. Full details about Concertfest's programmes will be published in July 2019. Information about Sherborne Summer School of Music can be found on their website.


Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne School and Cheap Street ChurchContact: Malcolm Binney
Telephone: 01342 893963
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August 2019Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 28 July - Sun 11 AugustSherborne Summer School of Music

Sherborne Summer School of Music is the ideal host for a residential course for adult musicians of all ages and abilities. We meet in a friendly, supportive atmosphere where participants can enhance their skills through the help of dedicated, international teachers and performers. Held at Sherborne School we are fortunate to boast a state-of -the-art music school, a theatre, concert halls and user friendly rehearsal spaces all of which contribute to to the sheer pleasure of imersing oneself in making music and socialising with like minded people from all over the world. Concerts are promoted through our performance outlet Concertfest. Thirty concerts over two weeks by both professionals and students held in Sherborne School, Cheap Street Church and Sherborne Abbey. Further details about Concertfest will be published in July 2019 but for those interested in knowing more about the summer school information is now available on our web site: www.sherbornesummerschoolofmusic.org


Sherborne School, Sherborne, Dorset, DT3 3APContact: Malcolm Binney, Director of Music
Telephone: 01342 893963
E-mail us
Mon 29 July - Sat 10 AugustConcertfest

Thirty Concerts and recitals to be performed by both professional and student musicians of the Sherborne Summer School of Music. The concerts take place in July and August 2019 in venues that include Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne School and Cheap Street Church.

Concertfest is the concert giving outlet of the Sherborne Summer School of Music. The summer school promotes recitals and concerts in all genres of classical music from intimate solo recitals to large orchestral and choral concerts. All the concerts are available at a very modest cost to the general public. Full details about Concertfest's programmes will be published in July 2019. Information about Sherborne Summer School of Music can be found on their website.


Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne School and Cheap Street ChurchContact: Malcolm Binney
Telephone: 01342 893963
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