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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 09 December
7.30-9pm
Sherborne Abbey Gift for the Town

Seasonal music and readings. Sherborne Abbey Choir, Town Band, Young Singers and students form Gryphon School.

Retiring collection for Weldmar Hospice. 


Sherborne Abbey DT9 3LQ Contact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
Mon 09 December
2-4.30pm and 5.30-8pm
Christmas Wreath Making

Join Emma Dixon from River Cottage to make a Christmas Wreath and Garland. Mince pie and tea. Entry costs£35 per workshop. 


Leweston School, DT9 6ENContact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
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Tue 10 December
6.30-8.00pm
The Summer Isles – An Evening With Philip Marsden

We're absolutely delighted to welcome award-winning travel writer, Philip Marsden to Elementum to talk about his beautifully written new book, The Summer Isles – A Voyage of the Imagination. Join Philip as he takes us on a journey by sail up the west coast of Ireland and Scotland, through the unpredictable waters around the Hebrides and towards the Summer Isles.

We look forward welcoming you to what promises to be a fascinating evening full of tales of adventure, discovery, folklore and the perils and joys of single-handed sailing.

Drinks served from 6.30pm, event begins at 7pm and finishes around 8pm.

www.elementumjournal.com/events


Elementum Gallery, South Street, Sherborne DT9 3LUContact: Jay Armstrong
Telephone: 01935 813776
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Tue 10 December
6.30pm
An Evening with Philip Marsden

Travel writer Philip Marsden talks about his new book: ‘The Summer Isles - A Voyage of the Imagination’. Drinks. Entry costs £10


Elementum Gallery, South Street, Sherborne DT9 3LU Contact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
Telephone: 01935 813776
Wed 11 DecemberLunchtime Organ Recital

A 40 minute organ recital by Harold Jackson. There will be  a Retiring collection. 


Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ Contact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
Wed 11 December - Thu 12 DecemberCharterhouse Auction of Collectors’ Items -Part 2

A vast collection of porcelain half dolls are expected to sell for tens of thousands of pounds when the go under the Charterhouse hammer in their two day December collectors auction.

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


Hello Dolly!
Charterhouse Long StreetContact: Richard Bromell
Telephone: 01935 812277
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Wed 11 DecemberSherborne Late Night Shopping

Shops open until 8pm. Free parking after 6pm.

Special offers in participating shops. 

 


Sherborne DT9 3LQ Contact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
Wed 11 December
7.00 for 7.30pm
Sherborne Artslink Flicks - Film Night

Film: Rocketman (15)

Bar from 6.30pm. Entry costs £6 from Sherborne TIC or on door if not sold out.


Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA Contact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
Telephone: 01935 815341
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Wed 11 December
19:30
Light in the darkness: music for Winter and Christmas

Yeovil Chamber Choir is performing its first concert under the baton of their new Musical Director – William McElwee. Yeovil with a concert of choral music reflecting the season of Winter.  Founded in 1992 by Antony Saunders, the choir draws its members from Somerset and Dorset, and sings a wide range of classical music, both sacred and secular.

The main works will be the motet and mass O Magnum Mysterium by the Spanish composer Tomás Luis de Victoria.  There will also be some well-known choruses from Handel’s Messiah, and Purcell’s King Arthur, and Break forth O beauteous heavenly light from J S Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.  The programme is completed by carols by Robert de Pearsall, Gustav Holst, and arrangements by David Willcocks of The Sussex Carol and the French carol Quelle est cette odeur agréable.  There will also be the opportunity for the audience to join in and show off their singing skills.

The choir welcomes organist Robert Langston for the first time who will accompany the in several items.


St Andrew's Church, Preston Grove, Yeovil BA20 2BQContact: Elizabeth Gowers
Telephone: 01935 425383
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Thu 12 December
1.30 for 2pm
Sherborne Museum Behind the Scenes

Members of Sherborne Museum's research teams and volunteers give an insight into the work they do.

Entry costs £5. Free to Museum members. 

 


Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL. Contact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
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Thu 12 December
2.30pm
Quiz

Sherborne and District Gardeners' Association Quiz followed by Christmas Party.  Entry costs £2, and members free. 

 


Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA Contact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
Thu 12 December - Fri 13 DecemberCollector’s Auction

A collection of 100’s of die-cast scale model cars are going under the Charterhouse hammer in their auction of collector’s items on Friday 13th December.

 To read the full article please click on the attached PDF

A small collection of stamps are expected to sell for thousands of pounds in today's auction.

To read the full article please click on the attached PDF

A group of First World War medals and personal items belonging to Captain Forsyth, including a Military Cross, are estimated to sell for up to £1,000.

 To read the full article please click on the attached PDF


Model Motors
A small collection of stamps.
First World War Medals
Charterhouse Long StreetContact: Richard Bromell
Telephone: 01935 812277
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Sat 14 December - Sun 15 December
2.30pm & 6.30pm
‘Jack & the Beanstalk’

Sherborne Amateur Pantomime Society's annual performance.

Tickets cost £9, Under 2s free, from Sherborne TIC


Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA Contact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
Sat 14 December
8.30am-3.30pm
Santa on his Sleigh

8.30am-3.30pm outside Sainsburys.

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

 


SherborneContact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
Sat 14 December
10.30-11.30am
Christmas Decoration Crafts

Christmas decoration making for all. Free. 

 


Sherborne Library, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA
Sun 15 December
3-5pm
Christmas Sing-a-long

Join Sherborne Town Band, Youth Band and Sherborne Community Choir for a festive sing-a-long.

Coffee and mince pies in the interval. Raffle. Entry costs £7 from Sherborne TIC. 


Cheap Street Church, Sherborne, DT9 3BJContact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
Sun 15 December
3pm
Sherborne Town Band - Christmas Sing A Long!

Sherborne Town Band Christmas Sing A Long – 2019 with Sherborne Youth Band and Sherborne Community Choir.

Sunday 15th December, Cheap St. Church.

Concerts starts at 3pm.

Raffle, mince pies, and 3 fantastic musical acts!

Tickets available from Sherborne Tourist Information, on the door or via the website.  £7, £6 concessions.

www.sherbornetownband.co.uk


Cheap St. Church, SherborneContact: Joe Miles
Telephone: 07784900955
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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
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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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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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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