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December 2022Event TitleLocationContact Details
Fri 02 December - Fri 23 December
Daily 9.30 till 5.00


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 03 December
9.00am to 4.30pm
Charity Abseil at Cheddar Gorge on behalf of St Margaret’s Hospice

Be part of the first Charity Abseil at Cheddar Gorge! Tackle the 60ft drop and enjoy breath-taking views of Cheddar Gorge, one of Britain’s most spectacular natural landmarks all while dressed as Santa! Places are extremely limited so book now to avoid disappointment. No previous abseil experience required.

We can accept 6 people per 30-minute slot, please book onto your preferred time slot. Each abseiler must pay £35 to secure their place as well as pledge to raise at least £125. The registration fee covers the cost of the abseil and your Santa Suit and by registering you automatically create a fundraising page which means you can start raising money straight away! If you raise over £200 before you abseil, we will give you a St Margaret’s bobble hat to say an extra special thank you! These can be collected from the registration desk on event day.

For more information about the event please contact Ellie Weston (Marketing and Events Officer) on 01935 709182 or email [email protected]

Cheddar BS27 3QFContact: Ellie Weston
Telephone: 01935709182
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Mon 05 December
Music and Readings for Christmas

Featuring the Sherborne School Chamber Choir and including music by JS Bach, Praetorius, Judith Weir, John Rutter and Kenneth Leighton. 

Director: James Henderson

Organ: Peter Bray



Sherborne School ChapelContact: Laura McCormick
Telephone: 01935 812249
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Mon 05 December - Sat 10 December
7.30 pm

Betrayal by Harold Pinter is inspired by Pinter's own clandestine extramarital affair, and the plot integrates different permutations of betrayal relating to a seven-year affair involving a married couple, Emma and Robert, and Robert's "close friend" Jerry, who is also married, to a woman named Judith. For five years Jerry and Emma carry on their affair without Robert's knowledge, both cuckolding Robert and betraying Judith, until Emma, without telling Jerry she has done so, admits her infidelity to Robert (in effect, betraying Jerry), although she continues their affair. Four years after exposing the affair and two years after their subsequent break up, Emma meets Jerry to tell him that her marriage to Robert is over. She then lies to Jerry in telling him that, "last night", she had to reveal the truth to Robert and that he now knows of the affair. The truth however, is that Robert has known about the affair for the past four years.

Tickets £10/£12, from (07786 070093)

Sherborne Studio Theatre, Marston Rd, SherborneContact: Mark Lambert
Telephone: 01258 817270
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Thu 08 December
Sherborne and District Gardeners Association Meeting

This meeting today will be our Christmas Party and Quiz.  All are welcome.

The annual subscription is  £12.00

Charge for visitors is £2.00 per meeting.

Main Digby Hall, Hound Street, SherborneContact: Hon Secretary - Richard Newcombe
Telephone: 01935 389375
Fri 09 December
JAZZ at Cheap Street Church

Cheap Street ChurchContact: Raymond Wood
Telephone: 07485060715
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Fri 09 December
Sherborne Music School Friday Lunchtime Recital — "Mince Pies" Chamber Music

Join us for mince pies and performances by chamber music ensembles in the final Lunchtime Recital of the term.

Tindall Recital Hall, Sherborne School (Music School)Contact: Laura McCormick
Telephone: 01935812249
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Sun 11 December
4.00pm to 5.00pm
St Margaret’s Hospice Light Up a Life 2022

St Margaret’s Hospice is inviting people across Somerset to come together and be part of this year’s Light Up a Life campaign.

Traditionally, Light Up a Life is the time when the hospice invites the local community to gather in churches across the county for a simple service of remembrance. But, after more people were able to access the service in previous years when we were forced to stream it, the hospice has now decided to keep the virtual format for 2022.

As well as the service in December, the hospice is inviting families across Somerset to share the names of their loved ones in remembrance and celebration on our Virtual Night Sky where members of the community can dedicate a star in memory of a loved one and donate to the hospice.

For more information about Light up a Life or to make a dedication in memory of someone visit

VirtualContact: Ellie Weston
Telephone: 01935709182
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Thu 15 December
7.30pm to 10pm
Christmas Concert

Sherborne Town Band's annual Christmas Concert will be held for the first time, at this wonderful venue.

Join us for an evening of festive music. 

The Merritt Centre, Sherborne Girls, Bradford Road, Sherborne,Dorset.Contact: Sherborne Town Band
Telephone: 01935815665
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January 2023Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 01 January
1.00pm to 3.30pm
St Margaret’s Hospice New Year's Day Charity Dip 2023

Join us on our New Year's Day Charity Dip at Minehead Beach? It's going to be amazing!
After last year’s success, despite having to be rescheduled, we hope it will become an annual tradition in Minehead. Would you like to take part? Are you brave enough to take the plunge and do something amazing for St Margaret’s Hospice Care? Start 2023 off in the best way possible and join us for our New Year’s Day beach dip.

For more information about the event please contact Ellie Weston (Marketing and Events Officer) on 01935 709182 or email [email protected] 


Places are limited so sign up today and take advantage of our early bird offer of £9.00 until 1st December (£12.00 full price). Each participant will receive a St. Margaret's Somerset Hospice branded bobble hat included in their registration fee & a hot drink to warm you up after your dip.

Minehead Beach, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5SJContact: Ellie Weston
Telephone: 01935 709182
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Thu 05 January
Sherborne Museum Talk: ‘Shire Hall Museum - 150 Years of Courtroom Drama’

Shire Hall was the centre of justice and local government from 1797 to 1955. The Georgian courtroom was the scene of famous and infamous trials throughout this period, from the internationally significant Tolpuddle Martyrs, to Martha Brown, reputed to be the inspiration for Hardy’s Tess of the D’Ubervilles. Most fascinating are the stories of the ordinary Dorset men, women and children who found themselves in the dock during the 19th century. From child criminals, to smugglers, habitual con women and the folk of Sherborne, this talk by Anne Brown will look at some of these stories alongside a history of the building

Doors open from 1.30pm. Admission is free for members of Sherborne Museum; £5 for visitors. Light refreshments included.

Digby Memorial Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NLContact: Sherborne Museum
Telephone: 01935 812252
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Tue 17 January
2:15pm for 3pm
u3a Blackmore Vale - Talk

Our guest speaker for today is Susan Vincent.

She will be giving a talk on the Life of T.E. Lawrence  A.k.a. Lawrence of Arabia.

The membership is now back to the pre-covid level following the Open Afternoon in September, thanks to all the members that made this a success.

It is an interesting fact that the invention and widespread use of motorcycle helmets followed the tragic motorcycle death of T. E. Lawrence dubbed ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ It  traces his life and the time he spent in Dorset prior to the accident.

Join us from 2.15pm for tea and cake followed by Susan’s talk at 3pm

Henstridge Village Hall BA8 0QD Contact: Susan Kidd
Telephone: 01963 362107
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Fri 20 January
JAZZ at Cheap Street Church

Cheap Street Church, SherborneContact: Raymond Wood
Telephone: 07485060715
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March 2023Event TitleLocationContact Details
Thu 09 MarchCharterhouse Auction of Vintage and Classic Cars

A 1923 Ariel 9 Chummy motor car has been consigned to the Charterhouse auction of vintage and classic cars on 9th March 2023.

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

99 and not out
Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford.Contact: Richard Bromell and the team
Telephone: 01935 812277
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