Wednesday, July 3

Dorchester and District Gardening Club will hear from chairman and academic director of the Thomas Hardy Society Mark Damon Chutter, who will explore the background to Sissinghurst and the context of when Vita Sackbulle-West lived there – her relationships and her love of gardening.

Meet at St George’s Church Hall, High Street, Fordington, DT1 1LB. Doors open  7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. Visitors £4 on the door (no need to book). There is also a bring and buy stall and a draw. Contact Jane, secretary on 01305 268523 or email dorchestergardening@ gmail.com

West Dorset Ramblers will walk 8 miles, Colmer’s Hill & Thorncombe – circular hilly walk with beautiful views. 

Start 10am from Symondsbury. To book and for further details contact Carol 07902 988549.

Open gardens at Horn Park in Tunnel Rd, Beaminster DT8 3HB 2.30pm-4.30pm.

Large plantsman’s garden with magnificent views over Dorset countryside towards the sea. Many rare and mature plants and shrubs in terraced, herbaceous, rock and water gardens. 

West Dorset Community Orchestra presents a summer concert at 7.30pm at St Swithun’s Church, North Allington, DT6 5DU. They will be playing a varied range of orchestral pieces to include Radetzky, Strauss, Vaughan Williams, Elgar. Admission is free with a retiring collection. Refreshments in the interval and a raffle.

One of the UK’s best wildlife photographers, David Bailey from Winterborne Abbas, recently highly commended by the Mammal Society for a photograph of a hare, will present a talk at Leigh Village Hall, 7pm for a 7.30pm start. ticketsource.co.uk

Thursday, July 4

Collective ConTakt will perform in Prince Albert Gardens, Swanage at 7pm. Foley is a thrilling contemporary circus show for all ages by Collective ConTakt, a pan European circus collective with roots in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France and the UK who specialise in blending high level acrobatics and live music. This performance is free, though donations to Artsreach are welcome.

Friday, July 5

An antiques valuation evening will be held at All Saints’ church, Wyke Regis, 5pm-7.30pm. Bring your antiques and collectibles and discuss their history and value with an expert from Duke’s. £2.50 per item. All proceeds to All Saints Church funds. No booking required, rfreshments available.

Soap felting workshop 5pm-6.30pm at Duir, Abbotsbury (DT3 4JJ), duirsoap.co.uk £16.

Saturday, July 6

Dorchester Tree Walk runs every Wednesday in July and August, 6pm to 7.30pm. £7.50 per adult, children free. Meet in front of The Colliton Club, Colliton Walk, Dorchester DT1 1XJ.  A whistlestop tour of 20 trees in 90 minutes – learn how to identify them and the amazing ways in which they work.  Walks will run whatever the weather. No need to book. Email treewalksindorset@ gmail.com or see the Facebook page Tree Walks in Dorset.

Make a traditional Dorset button or a tree of life / bouquet of flowers at Duir, Abbotsbury (DT3 4JJ), duirsoap.co.uk. £25, equipment and refreshments provided. 1pm-3pm

Parish of Our Lady Star of the Sea are holding their summer fete in the grounds of the Convent of Mercy, 74 Wyke Road, Weymouth noon to 4.30pm. 

Delicious food – BBQ, Polish food, cream teas – available throughout the afternoon. There will be stalls selling cakes, crafts, plants, ‘pink’ things, handmade cards and more. Bottle stall, tombola, face painting, activities, and races for children. Grand Draw, first prize £100.

A community café and car boot will be held at Crossways Youth and Community Centre 9am to noon – Pitches free, but book: bookings@crosswaysycc.org

West Stafford Fete will be held in the grounds of Talbothays Lodge 12pm-4pm.

Parking on site. Duo Milk & Two will entertain, there will be food and bar facilities, a dog show, face painting, local craft displays, stalls, games, teas and much more. Contact jacquie.walton@outlook.com to have a stall or offer services.

Bridport & West Dorset Rambling Club 7-mile walk from Litton Cheney.  For further information please ring 01308 898484 or 01308 863340. New members/visitors welcome.

Stanchester Quire will sing seasonal songs from the South West in aid of church funds at 7pm at Poyntington Church DT9 4LF.

Tickets £10 including an interval drink from Robert Gould 01963 220 222

A village cafe will be held at LATCH, Litton Cheney DT2 9AU in aid of St Mary’s Church 10am-12.30pm. Bacon butties etc, cakes & produce, local art and crafts, grand prize draw.

A skittles night will be held at Frampton Village Hall, starting with children’s skittles 6pm-7pm. BBQ, bar, raffle and adults individual and team skittles – or join a team on the night, everyone welcome!

The Friends of Weymouth Library (F.O.W.L.) talk from 10.30am to noon will be by Kevin Patience, unravelling the mystery of the model for the Rolls-Royce car mascot, the Silver Lady. It is an unusual, tragic and intriguing story. Tickets for the talk are available from the library 01305 762410 at £2 for members and £3 for non-members. Enquiries to 01305 832613. Refreshments available, everyone welcome.

The Quangle Wangle Choir will give a concert at The Weybay Methodist Church, Melcombe Avenue, Weymouth, DT4 7TH, 7.30pm to 9ish. £10, accompanied children free. See quanglewanglechoir.co.uk or contact Juliet Harwood on 01305 814940, 07747 373516, julietharwood@hotmail.com

There’s bingo at Bridport Youth and Community Centre (DT6 3RL), eyes down 7pm.

Sunday, July 7

Frampton Village Fete, 1pm-4.30pm. Taking place between the hall and Millennium Green, come along to enjoy stalls, games, BBQ, teas, bar, ice creams, duck races, raffles, dog show, classic cars, dancing from The Studio Dorset, and live music from Finlay Leslie. £1 entry for adults. 

Join the parade for Sherborne’s first Pride event at midday in Paddock Gardens on Newlands in Sherborne, where the team will get you checked in.

The parade will travel along Newlands, down onto Cheap Street and through the centre of town, onto Half Moon Street, followed by Digby Road through the artisan street market, and on to Pageant Gardens, where a fully loaded programme of entertainment is on offer till the evening.

The Beaminster Branch of the Royal British Legion will be celebrating its 100th anniversary by taking part in a special service in St Mary’s Church, Beaminster at 9.30am.

The service will be followed by a barbecue from 3pm until 6.30pm at the Memorial Playing Field pavilion and marquee. There will be music with three live bands, a bar and refreshments, a raffle and a cake stall. Tickets from the Yarn Barton Centre or The Greyhound Inn, £5 or £2.50 for children under 12 including a burger and a sausage in a roll. 

Quilter Christina Walkley will be giving a talk and exhibition in Yetminster at 2.30pm.

£6 entry includes afternoon tea with Pimm’s. Tickets on the door or in advance from pccsec.yetminster@gmail.com

The Old Rectory, Litton Cheney (DT2 9AH) will open its gardens 11am-5pm.

Steep paths lead to beguiling four acres of natural woodland with many springs, streams, two pools – one a natural swimming pool planted with native plants. Formal front garden, designed by Arne Maynard, with pleached crabtree border, topiary and soft planting inc tulips, peonies, roses and verbascums. Walled garden with informal planting, kitchen garden, orchard and 350 rose bushes for a cut flower business.

Georgy Broad will entertain at Greenhill Gardens Weymouth, 2pm-4pm.

Well known jazz and easy listening music for a lazy Sunday afternoon by the sea. Songs included will be by artists including Norah Jones, Nina Simone, Peggy Lee, Van Morrison and Michael Bublé. greenhill-gardens.co.uk

It’s Swingtime in the Borough Gardens, Dorchester, from noon. Entertainment by Bridport Big Band, Moonlight Swing Band, Dr Jazz and Dorset for Singing Choir. Classic cars, refreshments, stalls and a grand raffle. All proceeds will go to the Fortuneswell Cancer Trust supporting Cancer Patients in Dorset. Everyone welcome. thefortuneswellcancertrust@ gmail.com

Monday, July 8

Steve Belasco, an offshore marine photographer, will be treating members of Dorchester Townswomen’s Guild to a talk entitled A Cruise along the Jurassic Coast in Dorchester Community Church, Liscombe Street, Poundbury, DT1 3DF at 2pm. 

Steve has been sailing the waters of the Devon and Dorset coast for 25 years and has been a Dorset based photographer and production journalist for longer. Visitors £3. Enquiries 01305 832857.

Tuesday, July 9

Southill Gardening Club meet at the Southill Community Centre at 7.30pm. Simon Constantine, founder of Careys Secret Garden near Wareham, will be talking to us about the ongoing project to transform a walled wild garden that has remained untouched for over 40 years into a beautiful and productive environment. Non-members welcome. Further info from Nigel Smith on 01305 788939.

Wednesday, July 10

West Dorset Ramblers will walk 9 miles approx. Parnham to North Poorton on the Jubilee Trail. 

Circular walk with varied terrain. Start 10am Yarn Barton, Beaminster. To book and for further details contact Bridget 07952 517764.

Pauline’s Patchwork in Poundbury (DT1 3RZ) have Christmas in July on July 10 and 11, 10am to 4pm, where they will be showing their new Christmas fabrics and patterns.

There will be tea and cake and the classroom will be filled with all the new Christmas fabrics and a bit of Halloween stuff. Pauline said: “We did this years ago and it was absolutely mental – people have been asking us to do it again. We will also be doing a demo of our new secret gadget. It’s no good leaving it till November!”

Thursday, July 11

Sherborne & District Gardeners’ Association meet at the Digby Hall, Hound Street at 7.30pm to hear from Ian Tribe on wild flower gardening. Admission £3 for non-members. Contact Richard Newcombe on 01935 389375.

Soap felting workshop 6pm-7.30pm at Duir, Abbotsbury (DT3 4JJ), duirsoap.co.uk £16.

Friday, July 12

Labyrinth Arts Festival will be held until Sunday, July 14 – a brand new celebration of outdoor live performance encompassing theatre, storytelling, music and dance located on the outskirts of Wimborne Minster.

Showcasing the very finest local and nationwide talent over one weekend, reconnect with nature and indulge in a hearty dose of live arts presented against the idyllic backdrop of rural Dorset. Tickets from fixr.co/event/ labyrinth-arts-festival-2024-tickets-959611605

Webpage: oldschoolplayerstheatre.co.uk/labyrinthartsfestival

Cerne Abbas Music Festival’s first event is a baroque concert at 7pm at the church including performances of Bach, Telemann and Corelli  Marieke Blankestijn leads a group of international chamber musicians in three varied programmes. For information and tickets go to cerneabbasmusicfestival.org.uk

Saturday, July 13

The Blow Your Own Trumpet Comedy Show will take place at The King’s Arms, Dorchester DT1 1HF at 3pm. Six talented comedians from the south coast comedy circuit will provide the laughter. Tickets just £5 plus booking fee from eventbrite.co.uk as part of The Hardy Har! Dorchester comedy festival.

Lyme Morris will be holding their Day of Dance on Lyme Regis seafront with 28 different Morris sides – about 400 people. There will be a grand finale at 5pm followed by free entertainment from 6pm by different bands.

Cerne Abbas Music Festival’s second event is a concert including Mozart’s famous Sinfonia Concertante for Solo Violin, Viola and Strings at the church at 7pm. For info and tickets go to cerneabbasmusicfestival.org.uk

There’s bingo at Crossways Youth & Community Centre at 6.30pm – eyes down at 7pm – 50p a book of 10 games – no need to book!

A coffee morning will be held to raise funds for Dorchester Poverty Action from 10am-noon at United Church, South Street, Dorchester. There will be refreshments with home made cakes, stalls and a raffle.

Portland’s Islanders Community Centre is hosting a 50th anniversary extravaganza from 2pm, with live music into the evening, local sellers, food vans, activities for all ages, a disco, ice cream and more. The event will be signposted from Fortuneswell. Free entry.

Sunday, July 14

Dorset Knob Throwing is returning to Cattistock in conjunction with The Cattistock Countryside Show. It’s Total Knobbery – Knob Throwing, Knob Games. Knob Painting and Knob fun for all ages. To find out more go to dorsetknobthrowing.com or visit the Facebook page.  Or to learn more about The Cattistock Countryside Show go to cattistockshow.co.uk.

Cerne Abbas Music Festival’s third and final event is a short entertaining concert of folk and dance inspired works from across the world at 5pm at Ashton Farm Barn, Martinstown, DT2 9HA 

For info and tickets go to cerneabbasmusicfestival.org.uk

Broomhill in Rampisham, DT2 0PT will open its gardens 2pm-5pm. A former farmyard transformed into a delightful, tranquil garden set in two acres. Clipped box, island beds and borders planted with shrubs, roses, grasses, masses of unusual perennials and choice annuals to give vibrancy and colour into the autumn. Lawns and paths lead to a less formal area with large wildlife pond, meadow, shaded areas, bog garden, late summer border. Orchard and vegetable garden. Gravel entrance, the rest is grass, some gentle slopes.

£5, children free. Home-made teas including gluten-free cake. Visits also by arrangement until August 9 for groups of 8 to 45. There’s room for a coach.

St Peter’s Church Dorchester will hold a Choral Eucharist at 10.30am, music by Parry, Lassus and Gibbons. Free.

Tony Lowe will play in Greenhill Gardens Weymouth, 2pm-4pm. Popular cool swing singer/entertainer, singing Frank Sinatra and others of his generation. greenhill-gardens.co.uk

Tuesday, July 16

West Dorset Ramblers will walk 7 miles. Circular walk taking in Mangerton, Powerstock and Loders. Start 10am Higher St, Bradpole . To book and for details contact Heather 07798 732252. 

Wednesday, July 17

Soap felting workshop 6.30pm-8pm at Duir, Abbotsbury (DT3 4JJ), duirsoap.co.uk £16.

Friday, July 19

ART@EYPE – 19-21 July – is an annual free-entry exhibition showcasing some of Dorset’s finest artists and makers, this year featuring: David Brooke, Jo Burnell, Steve Cobbin, Sally Davies, Esther Jeanes, Babs Kirby, Podi Lawrence, Elizabeth Sporne and Darren Wheeler. Stunning church venue overlooking the sea near Bridport (DT6 6AR), well signposted and with free parking. Fri/Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4. Refreshments available, dog-friendly. Facebook @ArtatEype, tel 07718 078453.

Saturday, July 20

Piddlehinton Church Fete will be held 1pm-4.30pm in the lovely English country garden of West Lodge, (DT2 7TD).

An afternoon of entertainment for the whole family including children’s races, coconut shy, skittles, ‘welly whanging’ and pony rides. Back by popular demand is the Tug O War with Piddlehinton vs Piddletrenthide pulling for valley supremacy! The very popular dog show will have classes for everyone.

Many well stocked stalls including bric-a-brac, plants, cakes, preserves and books. And a silent auction and raffle with wonderful prizes on offer. Hog roast, afternoon teas, ice creams and Pimm’s stall. Entry £1.50, children free. All profits to charity.

A coffee morning will be held at All Saints’ Church, Wyke Regis, 10am to midday. All welcome for coffee, tea, cakes, books, Fairtrade stall, music.

A mid-summer afternoon of fun for all the family will be held at All Saints Church, Wyke Regis 2pm-6pm, entrance free. Teddy bear zip wire (bring your soft toys and teddies and give them a thrill!), Weymouth Concert Brass, Church tower tours (book online at parishofwykeregis.org.uk), children’s nature drawing, church and churchyard tour, tombola and other stalls, BBQ, beer and refreshments.

There will be cream teas, a band, dancing, raffle, tombola and a produce stall 2.30pm-4.30pm for the Patronal Festival in the garden at St Swithun’s Church, Allington, Bridport DT6 5DU. Enquiries 07741 457505.

‘Soul Full of Sunshine’, a summer choral concert at Cerne Abbas Church at 4pm. Dorchester community choir Cloud 9 Chorus will perform alongside Wessex Music Children’s choirs Skylarks, Nightingales and Hummingbirds, with special guests Waterfolk. Directed by Kathie Prince. Retiring collection in aid of Mosaic: Supporting bereaved children.

Cold process soap making workshop 10am-2pm at Duir, Abbotsbury (DT3 4JJ), duirsoap.co.uk £95 including lunch at Cherries restaurant.

Bridport & West Dorset Rambling Club 7.5-mile walk from Athelhampton House.  For info call 01308 898484 or 01308 863340. New members/visitors welcome.

St Peter’s Church Dorchester hosts a lunchtime concert by Graeme Thew performing on marimba and other percussion instruments, 12.30pm-1pm. Free.

Maiden Newton and Cattistock Football Club is hosting a free mini music festival.

StagFest will be held from 1pm until 10pm at the club’s Kennel Lane pitch in Cattistock. This year will see a mini inflatable park, face painting, food stalls, two licensed bars, football related games, archery, axe-throwing and youth football.

Make a traditional Dorset button or a tree of life / bouquet of flowers at Duir, Abbotsbury (DT3 4JJ), duirsoap.co.uk. £25, equipment and refreshments provided. 2.30pm-4pm

Sunday, July 21

Stoke Abbott Street Fair will be held 2-5pm.

One of the region’s most popular events, the traditional fair offers fun for all the family with enticing stalls, live entertainment, The Big Foolini magician, ferret-racing, a novelty dog show, cream teas and more. New for 2024, the Discover Farming team will have hands-on rural activities for all ages too. This year, proceeds will go to support the Prout Bridge Project as well as St Mary’s Church and the village hall. Free parking from the Beaminster end. Entry £2 per adult, U16 free. 

Tom Brown’s pub Dorchester (47 High East Street; DT1 1HU) will hold a pub quiz 7pm-10.30pm, called the ‘The Big Fat Dorchester Quiz’ – a ‘Local Quiz’ for ‘Local People’, fundraising for camps international Borneo trip: gofund.me/facd4436

First Prize £50; second prize £25. Teams of up to 4, £5 per person. All questions based on Dorchester.

The Decadettes will play in Greenhill Gardens Weymouth 2pm-4pm.

Weymouth’s popular and fantastic Singing Foursome have been entertaining Weymouth for years. greenhill-gardens.co.uk

An open day will be held at the Sherborne Steam & Waterwheel Centre 11.30am-3.30pm. 

See the vintage 26ftwaterwheel and steam engines in operation, plus many other exhibits.

Basic refreshments, picnic area and toilet. Free parking on adjacent Oborne Road DT9 3RX.  Site mostly wheelchair accessible (except toilet and visitor centre). Entry by donation. sswc.co.uk.

Monday, July 22

An exhibition of calligraphy by Blackmore Vale Scribes will be held in the Lady Chapel at Sherborne Abbey from today until Sunday, August 4. Free entry.

Tuesday, July 23

Karen Hunt will give a talk entitled Bridport 1919 – Conflict and Tensions in a Small Industrial Town in Dorset at the Bridport United Church Hall, East Street, DT6 3LJ. It starts at 2pm and lasts about an hour, followed by a Q & A then refreshments. Members free, visitors £3.

Wednesday, July 24

West Dorset Ramblers will walk 10 miles. Golden Cap & Stonebarrow – circular walk in a figure of eight with lovely views. Start 10am Langdon Wood To book and for further details contact Heather 07587 098079.

Thursday, July 25

Farrs will open its garden at 3, Whitcombe Rd, Beaminster DT8 3NB.

Several distinctive walled gardens, rolling lawns, sculpture and giant topiary around one of Beaminster’s historic town houses. John’s inspirational grass garden and Jennie’s very contrasting garden with an oak fruit cage; a riot of colour. There will be a warm welcome from John at 2.30pm in the main rooms of the house, with a talk on his furniture design and recent commissions. Jennie will then give a guided walk around the gardens followed by a cream tea. Some gravel paths, alternative wheelchair route through orchard. Open till 5pm, admission £40. Pre-booking essential, visit ngs.org.uk 

Cream teas in the house or garden, weather dependent. Donation to Victoria & Albert Foundation. Location: Southern edge of Beaminster. On B3163. Car parking in the Square or Yarn Barton Car Park, or side streets. 

Friday, July 26

There’s an art exhibition at The Old Salt House in West Bay from today until Sunday, July 28.

An exhibition of the work of artist Gemma Scott, based on the coastline from Lyme Regis to West Bay.

A range of mixed media landscapes, showcasing work completed during the artist’s MA Fine Art at Falmouth University over the last two years. 

gemmascottstudio.com or gemmascott0921@gmail.com

Soap felting workshop 6.30pm-8pm at Duir, Abbotsbury (DT3 4JJ), duirsoap.co.uk £16.

Saturday, July 27

The Gaggle of Geese in Buckland Newton, DT2 7BS is holding Gagglefest 2024 – its annual family-friendly music festival today 10am-5pm and tomorrow, 2pm-5pm. Seven bands (headliners, The Entitled Sons), two stages, pizzas, BBQ, scrumpy bar, hog roast, kids zone and more! Tickets now available at early bird prices over the bar or via ticketsource.co.uk/gaggle

St Peter’s Church, Dorchester, will hold a choral evensong at 4.30pm with music by Parry, Howells. Reading and Balfour Gardiner. Free with a glass of wine to follow.

Bridport & West Dorset Rambling Club 8 mile walk from Martinstown.  For further information please ring 01308 898484 or 01308 863340. New members/ visitors welcome.

Make a traditional Dorset button or a tree of life / bouquet of flowers at Duir, Abbotsbury (DT3 4JJ), today or tomorrow 1pm-3pm duirsoap.co.uk. £25, equipment and refreshments provided.

During 2024 Abbotsbury and Portesham are celebrating their Millennium with a number of events.

A Through the ages Fayre will be held today from noon-5pm hosted by Portesham School – free entry.

Refreshments, and main ring activities including Elizabethan dancers, tug o’ war, ukuleles, welly wanging, Xtreme falconry. There will be demonstrations and activities including axe throwing, dry stone walling, face painting, lino printing, a model of Portesham village, a remote controlled truck, splat the rat, stocks, willow weaving and lots of stalls, including alpacas, clothes, jewellery and more.

karenbartyhodg@gmail.com if you would like a stall or to help out on the day.

St Andrew’s Church in Preston is holding a flower festival entitled With this Ring, with beautiful flowers, bridal dresses and memories.

Refreshments in the Church Rooms. Proceeds to the restoration of the lychgate. Further information: weymouth.ridgeway.team. office@gmail.com

Bridport & District Model Railway Club will hold an exhibition at The Sir John Colfox Academy (DT6 3DT) from 10am-4pm, with 40 layouts, demonstrations and trade stands. Admission £7, U16 free. Card payment accepted. Disabled access, free parking and light refreshments all day. Bob Ahrens 01308-861754 or 07927-312341 or R_Ahrens@outlook.com 

Sunday, July 28

Dr Jazz will play at Greenhill Gardens Weymouth 2pm-4pm.

Three retired GPs are joined by other musicians to give you an afternoon of easy listening from the golden age of jazz.


Wednesday, July 31

The Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society hosts a talk and display ‘Birds of Prey’ for RNLI Week at Uplyme Village Hall DT7 3UY. All tickets £4 from Lyme Regis Lifeboat Shop or ring Brian Cursley 07831 533580. Proceeds to RNLI. Doors open at 7pm for refreshments, talk at 7.30pm. ulrhs.wordpress.com

Soap felting workshop 6.30pm-8pm at Duir, Abbotsbury (DT3 4JJ), duirsoap.co.uk £16pp

Thursday, August 1

Dorchester and District U3a hosts an Art and Weaving Exhibition at Frank Herrings & Sons, High West Street, Dorchester, from today until Thursday, August 8 from 9am-5pm.

Friday, August 2

The Dorset Arts & Crafts Showcase 2024 will be held from today until Tuesday, August 6 at Purbeck School, Worgret Road, Wareham BH20 4PF, 10am-4pm.

Open fine art, craft & photography competitions, guest exhibitions, children’s workshops, craft stalls and demonstrations.

Soap felting workshop 5pm-6.30pm at Duir, Abbotsbury (DT3 4JJ), duirsoap.co.uk £16.

Saturday, August 3

The Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society holds its Summer Flower and Produce Show from 2-5pm. This year’s show theme is herbs. Admission £1 for all adults; 16 and under free. Uplyme Village Hall and playing fields DT7 3UY. ulrhs.wordpress.com

Bridport & West Dorset Rambling Club 7.5 mile walk from Beaminster.  

For further information please ring 01308 898484 or 01308 863340. New members/visitors welcome.

Loders Fete will be held 2pm-5pm, in the picturesque grounds of Loders Court, DT6 3RZ next to the church. Free car park. Traditional stalls, coconut shy, crockery smashing, dog show, classic vehicles, children’s entertainer Count Backwards, St Swithuns Band, tea tent, barbecue, bar. Fundraising for Loders Church and local community organisations. Entrance £2, U12s free.

Cold process soap making workshop 10am-2pm at Duir, Abbotsbury (DT3 4JJ), duirsoap.co.uk £95pp inc lunch at Cherries.

Sunday, August 4

The Originals will play in Greenhill Gardens Weymouth, 2pm-4pm.

With years of experience, this talented group will be playing memorable songs from the 60s- 80s. 


Monday, August 5

Soap felting workshop 2.30pm-3pm at Duir, Abbotsbury (DT3 4JJ), duirsoap.co.uk £16pp

Thursday, August 8

Sherborne & District Gardeners’ Association will stage their 79th summer show at the Digby Hall, Hound Street. Staging from 2.20pm, judging 4pm-6pm. Open to public 6.30pm, presentation 7.30pm. Contact Richard Newcombe on 01935 389375.

Saturday, August 10

There’s prize bingo at Maiden Newton village hall, 2pm for a 2.30pm eyes down.

Bridport & West Dorset Rambling Club 8 mile walk from Kingston Maurward. 

For further information please ring 01308 898484 or 01308 863340. 

New members/ visitors welcome.

The One World Festival will be held 11am-4pm in Dorchester’s Borough Gardens, featuring music and dance and food from all over the world. 

Free entry. See page 46 for more details.

Sunday, August 11

Darron Garnett will play in Greenhill Gardens Weymouth 2pm-4pm.

The amazing ‘voice of cool swing’, he is a great entertainer and performer. 

This event celebrates the 200th anniversary of the RNLI. greenhill-gardens.co.uk