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December 2019Event TitleLocationContact Details
Fri 29 November - Sat 21 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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Tue 03 December - Tue 31 DecemberCastle Gardens Festive Evening

Open til 9pm.

Wreath making and home decorating demos, entertainment from St Margaret's Hospice singing group and a walking magician.

Welcome drink. Christmas display. 


Castle Gardens Centre, New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR Contact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
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Mon 16 December - Mon 23 DecemberVisit Father Christmas

Timings of this event are:-

2-5pm on 16-20 December,

10am-1pm and 2-5pm on 21-23 December 

 


Castle Gardens Centre, New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR 2Contact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
Wed 18 December
7-9pm
Sherboard Games

Eurogames such as Carcassonne, Catan and Ticket to Ride.

Refreshments available.  Free  Facebook & Twitter: @bored_sher


Oliver's Coffee House, Cheap Street, Sherborne DT9 3PU
Thu 19 December
2.30-4.00pm
The Twelve Birds Of Christmas – An Afternoon With Stephen Moss

Join us for a cosy Christmas afternoon of spiced cider and mince pies in the company of author and naturalist Stephen Moss who will introduce us to his latest book, the brilliantly titled The Twelve Birds of Christmas.

Mince pies and mulled wine or spiced cider are served from 2.30pm, event begins at 3pm and finishes around 4pm.

Find out more and book your ticket: www.elementumjournal.com/events

 


Elementum Gallery, South Street, Sherborne, DT9 3LUContact: Jay Armstrong
Telephone: 01935 813776
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Fri 20 DecemberSanta on his Sleigh

5.30pm -8.30pm  - Around Coldharbour. Blackmore Vale Lions. Donations for charity welcomed. 


Coldharbour. SherborneContact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
Fri 20 December
2.30-5pm
Afternoon Tea Dance

Ballroom, Latin and popular sequence. Over 18s, all levels, smart casual dress.

Entry costs £5


Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AATelephone: 01460 240112
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Sat 21 DecemberSanta on his Sleigh

Timings of this event are 8.30am-3.30pm outside Waitrose. Blackmore Vale Lions. Donations for charity welcomed. 

 


Outside Waitrose SherborneContact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
Mon 23 December
10.30-11am
Festive Storytime

Listen to our favourite stories and join in with a mini craft. Suitable for children aged 2–8 years. Free. 


Sherborne Library, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA
Wed 25 DecemberChristmas Day Fancy Dress Swim

11am start for a Charity swim in aid of the RNLI


The Beach CharmouthContact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
Tue 31 December
8pm
New Year's Eve Dance with Strictly Jive!

Dance into 2020!

Dance floor, bar, free parking. Optional 'All that Glitters ' theme. Tickets cost £20 to include nibbles and a glass of bubbly at midnight. 


Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA Contact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
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January 2020Event TitleLocationContact Details
Wed 01 January
2pm
New Year's Day - Blow the Cobwebs Away!

Blue Badge Guide Cindy helps you discover Sherborne's past with a historical walk around the town. No need to book - just turn up.

Cost of this event is £8.

 


Meet at Sherborne Abbey Porch, DT9 3NL Contact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
Thu 09 January - Fri 10 JanuaryCharterhouse Two Day Auction

A large collection of Border Fine Arts from a Somerset bungalow are included in the Charterhouse two day auctionthis coming January.

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

A print, which was given by the artist to the owner as a little girl in 1940 during the early days of World War II is being sold by Charterhouse as she has never liked it and is estimated to sell for £1,500.

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


Country Collectibles
Charterhouse Long StreetContact: Richard Bromell
Telephone: 01935 812277
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Thu 09 January
8.00 pm
Sherborne Historical Society talk

'Britain and Meiji Japan'. Adrian Thorpe considers British involvement in the modernisation of Japan, the end of the Shogunate and its replacement by rule by the Emperor.

Entry costs £5 per person, SHS members have free admission.


Digby Hall, Hound Street, SherborneContact: Peter Meech
Telephone: 01935 812233
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Wed 15 January
2.30pm
SherborneW.I. COLOUR MAGIC Pauline Bishop

Our guest speaker this month is a Personal Stylist who will explain how colour can help us look and feel better. LOOK GREAT, FEEL CONFIDENT, BE YOURSELF. A selection of beautiful scarves will be available to purchase on the day.


Catholic Church Hall, Westbury, Sherborne DT9 3RAContact: Annie Cator
Telephone: 07709 623889
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Wed 15 January
7pm for 7.30pm
Adventures in Tasmania - Talk

Talk by Ian Williamson 'Adventures in Tasmania', about his trek across Tasmania's Cradle Mountain which is famous for its ancient rainforests and alpine heath.


Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NLContact: Mary Howes
Telephone: 01935 872742
Thu 23 January
8.00 pm
Sherborne Historical Society talk

'The Reputation of William Rufus: the (in)famous king and his critics'. Dr Benjamin Pohl asks whether King William II was considered a 'good' or a 'bad' king by 11th and 12th century standards. And what can we learn about the nature and expectations of medieval kingship more generally? 

£5, SHS members free.

www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk


Digby Hall, Hound Street, SherborneContact: Peter Meech
Telephone: 01935 812233
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February 2020Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 01 February
7 pm to late
Gin & More 2020 by D"N"A events

Join as for a selection of gins and other beverages whilst dancing the night away with live music from Black River Sinners.

Tickets £15 (includes a gin glass, 4 free drinks tokens and nibbles). Pre-booked tickets only. Payment by cheque or BACS transfer.

Further Information: All monies raised will be split between St Margaret's Hospice (Yeovil) and School in a Bag.


The Quicksilver Mail, Yeovil, BA20 2RGContact: Anna Shutler
Telephone: 07425156591
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Thu 06 February
8.00 pm
Sherborne Historical Society

'The History of Rope, Hemp, Twine and Sail in the South-West'. Ross Aitken discusses their place in world trade and importance in national and local history.

£5, SHS members free.

www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk


Digby Hall, Hound Street, SherborneContact: Peter Meech
Telephone: 01935 812233
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Sat 08 February
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Dancing at the Digby Hall Sherborne DT9 3AA

DanceWessex. Monthly Saturday evening dance. Ballroom, Latin some Sequence in the superbly appointed Digby Hall. The largest wooden ballroom in the area with a beautifully restored floor.
Dancing suitable for all standards of dance, beginners to expert. Doors open 7:30 dancing 8:00 until 11:00.
Admission, pay on the door £5:00 this includes Free tea and coffee always available. DanceWessex always provide a mixture of the very latest dance music blended with the best of the favourites.  Always check the website www.dancewessex.co.uk for details and any last-minute changes, or phone 01460 240112


Hound St, Sherborne DT9 3AAContact: Martin Deady
Telephone: 01460 240112
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Thu 20 February
8.00 pm
Sherborne Historical Society

'From Foundry to Foreign Office: the life of Arthur Henderson (1863-1935), Labour Party leader'. Professor Andrew Thorpe profiles one of Labour's founders, touching on party politics, trade unionism, Methodism, and international relations between the Wars.

£5, SHS members free.

www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk


Digby Hall, Hound Street, SherborneContact: Peter Meech
Telephone: 01935 812233
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Fri 21 February
2:00pm to5:00pm
Tea Dance at the Digby Hall Sherborne

DanceWessex. Monthly Friday Tea dance. Ballroom, Latin some Sequence in the superbly appointed Digby Hall. The largest wooden ballroom in the area with a beautifully restored floor.
Dancing suitable for all standards of dance, beginners to expert. Doors open 2:00 pm dancing 2:30 until 5:00 pm.
Admission, pay on the door £5:00 this includes Free tea and coffee always available. DanceWessex always provide a mixture of the very latest dance music blended with the best of the favourites.  Always check the website www.dancewessex.co.uk for details and any last-minute changes, or phone 01460 240112


Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne DT9 3AAContact: Martin Deady
Telephone: 01460 240112
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March 2020Event TitleLocationContact Details
Thu 05 March
8.00 pm
Sherborne Historical Society talk

'The Reign of Æthelred 'the Unready': a view from Sherborne'. Dr Levi Roach provides a revisionist perspective on the reign of one of England's most notorious kings, emphasizing the important role of Sherborne and its abbey in these years.

£5, SHS members free.

www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk


Digby Hall, Hound Street, SherborneContact: Peter Meech
Telephone: 01935 812233
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Thu 19 March
8.00 pm (7.45 pm AGM)
Sherborne Historical Society talk

'Early Modern Queens on Screen: victors, victims, villains, virgins and viragoes'. Dr Ellie Woodacre highlights the typologies or stereotypes employed to depict the lives of early modern queens on film.

£5, SHS members free.

www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk


Digby Hall, Hound Street, SherborneContact: Peter Meech
Telephone: 01935 812233
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May 2020Event TitleLocationContact Details
Mon 25 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 2020 date is Bank Holiday Monday 25th 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 10% when you purchase your tickets in advance: telephone 01749 813899. 
Car parking is free.  Dedicated family picnic area.  Dogs are welcome, on a short lead.

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

Find out more by visiting the website 


Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5NRContact: Katie Bradley-Hudson, Show Secretary
Telephone: 01749 814041
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July 2020Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 11 July
09:00-17:00
The Royal Navy International Air Day

RNAS Yeovilton, the spiritual home of the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm, will open their gates to 40,000 visitors to enjoy the spectacular five hour flying display. The focus will very much be on saluting the past, showcasing the present whilst offering a glimpse into the future of Maritime Aviation Capability along with the capabilities of our sister services the Army and Royal Air Force, as core themes.

With 2020 being the 75th anniversary year of VE and VJ Days, RNIAD will be a marvellous opportunity for nations to come together in commemoration of the end of WW2, reinforcing that international cooperation continues to be vital to us all.


There will be a huge array of educational ground attractions from interactive Service displays to engineering fairs and state-of-the-art defence technology exhibitions. Families will also be able to enjoy trade stalls, arena displays, helicopter pleasure flights, simulators and fairground rides.

Further information on tickets will be announced in due course.


RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester, Somerset, BA22 8HTContact: AHA Events Ltd
Telephone: 0330 100 3654
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August 2020Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 02 August - Sun 16 AugustSherborne Summer School of Music

Sherborne Summer School of Music returns for another summer of adult music making in all classical disciplins. Seventeen courses covering orchestral and choral music (symphony, chamber and wind orchestras, four choirs: Cappella chamber choir, Vioces in Harmony, [the no sheet music choir], a large Choral Course and the Lighter Side choral course), vocal and piano masterclasses, four conducting courses (two orchestral, choral and wind), jazz and composition.

Both resident and non-resident places are available making the school ideal for local participants. Why not join us - come and soak up the atmosphere, play and sing beautiful music and hear breathtaking concerts in the most perfect musical setting...or simply join us for our Concertsfest concert series in Sherborne Abbey, Cheap Street Church and Sherborne School?


Sherborne SchoolContact: Sherborne Summer School of Music
Telephone: 01342 893963
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