Out & About

 

What’s on in and around Dorchester

 

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November

 

Up to 23 December
Cards for Good Causes. Multi charity Christmas cards available from TIC

Up to 23 December
Cards for Good Causes. Multi charity Christmas cards available from TIC

12 November 7.30pm
The Eduardo Niebla Experience. Cerne Abbas Village Hall. £10. £6u18s, £27 family. 01305 341332

15 November 7.30pm
Dorset County Museum Music Society Evening Concert – Tim Kliphuis Trio 10th Anniversary Concert. Dorset County Museum. More info from 01305 756827

16 November 1.00pm-4.00pm
Tuneful Stories – Poetry and performance at Max Gate. Free event, although normal admission price applies.

16 November 5.00pm-8.00pm
The Country Catalogue Festive Shopping Event with mulled wine. Manor Farm, Pulham.

16-17 December 1.00pm-5.00pm
Christmas with Santa, storytelling, mince pies and mulled wine. Kingston Maurward, children £12, adults £3, advance booking only 01305 215003.

17 November 10.00am-4.00pm
Annual Autumn book sale. Dorset County Museum.

17 November 6.00pm
A Plastic Ocean with special guests – a new feature length adventure-documentary. Thomas Hardye School. Tickets adults £8.50, child £5.50, concessions £7.50

17 November-4 January
Great Reindeer Hunt. The Teddy Bear Museum.

17 November
Wareham Walkabout with West Dorset CAMRA. 18.20pm
train from Weymouth.

18 November 10.00am-4.00pm
Annual Autumn book sale. Dorset County Museum.

18 November 7.30pm
Dorset County Orchestra Autumn Concert. The Dorford Centre. Tickets £10

18 November 10.00am-4.00pm
Learn to spoon – carving workshop. Matins Wood, Owermoigne. £60 per person. Info@neithart.co.uk

19 November 3.00pm
High End to High Street – fashion fundraiser for DA. The Corn Exchange. Clear out your wardrobe in time for Christmas and donate your branded classics and high street labels. £5 entry including refreshments. 01305 267992.

19 November 10.00am-4.00pm
Eype Maker’s Market. Local art and crafts. Martin’s Bar, Highlands End Holiday Park, Bridport.

20 November 10.00am-4.00pm
Annual Autumn book sale. Dorset County Museum.

22 November 8.00pm
(doors & bar 7.30pm) Mike Denham SpeakEasy with Tom ‘Spats’ Langham. The Corn Exchange. £13/£11 members & concessions. 01305 267992/ 01305 266926

25 November
Slightly Fat Features – The Slightly Fat Show. The Corn Exchange. Tickets £12/£10 members & concessions/£35 family ticket/£5 Live for 5. 01305 267992/01305 266926

25 November 7.30pm
Overture ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Mendelssohn. Dorset Chamber Orchestra. St. Mary’s Church, Edward Rd. Dorchester. Tickets from Harmony Music, The Forum Centre, Dorchester 01305 260360 Adults £14 u-18s £1.

25 November
Christmas Market, Buttermarket Poundbury with Father Christmas and festive stalls.

25 November
Christmas Market, Brewery Square, Dorchester with skating, stalls and live music.

25 November – 24 December
Skating In The Square at Brewery Square. To book tickets visit www.skatinginthesquare.co.uk.

25 November 3.00pm
Apple John – Theatre Alibi. Herrison Hall Charlton Down. Tickets £6, u-18s £5, family £20. 01305 264060

25 November 10.30am-2pm
Stinsford Church Christmas fair.

25 & 26 November 10.00am-4.00pm
Dorset Food & Drink Christmas Fair. Athelhampton House and Gardens. £2.50

26 November 3.00pm
Service at St Catherine’s Chapel, Abbotsbury to celebrate St Catherine’s Day.

26 November 6.30pm-10.30pm
WAND Reclaim the Night. Town Hall, Dorchester.

26 Dorchester 2.00pm-5.00pm
Joglaresa – The Enchantress of Seville. Holy Trinity Church, Dorchester. Tickets £15/£13 members & concessions. 01305 267992 or 01305 266926

26 November 7.00pm
An Evening of Mindreading Magic & Comedy. Sunninghill Prep School. In aid of Julia’s House. Tickets (16+) £10, golden ticket (16+) £15 to include a glass of fizz and priority seating. Tickets from www.tvoav.co.uk/magic

30 November 10.30am-5.00pm
DVCA Car Auction. Athelhampton House.

30 November 8.00pm
(doors & bar 7.30pm) Phil Jupitus – Juplicity. Corn Exchange. Tickets £15/£13 members and concessions. Age guidance 14+. 01305 266926

 

December

 

1 December 8.00pm
(doors & bar 7.30pm<) An Evening with an Immigrant – Inua Ellams. Theatre and spoken word. Corn Exchange. Tickets £12/£10 members & concessions/£5 Live for 5. 01305 267992 or 01305 266926

1 December 7.00pm
Holwell Performance Night. Holwell Village Hall. An evening of varied entertainment – produce exchange, swapshop, drink and snacks. Suggested donation of £4. To get involved email music@BearCatCollective.co.uk

1 December 7.30pm-8.30pm
Archaeology Unearthed: The Land and the Sea 4,000-1,600BC Talk by Prof Richard Bradley. Dorset County Museum. Free 01305 756827

1 December 6.00pm-7.30pm
Silver Moon by Compagnie Animotion. An enchanting Christmas Tale – puppetry, music and masked play. Toller Porcorum Village Hall. 01300 320373

2 December 10.00am-1.00pm
Home-Made Christmas Market. St Peter’s Church. Home-made produce, refreshments, visit Santa in his grotto. St Peter’s choir will also be sing carols

2 December
Vintage Christmas at Bovington Tank Museum. Shopping, entertainment and see Father Christmas arrive in a tank. Tickets £14 Adult, £8 child.

2 December 7.30pm
Candlelight Ghost Story for Christmas. The Colliton Club, Dorchester. Two classic ghost stories by M.R. James performed by Robert Lloyd Parry. Tickets £10. 01305 259672

2 December-2 January 10.30am-4.00pm
Pop Up Vintage. Mill Lane, Lyme Regis. Vintage store and crafts.

2-23 December
Father Christmas at Weymouth Sealife Park

3 December 10.00am-12.00pm
Create a Christmas Lantern. Town Hall. Tickets £5/£3 siblings ages 6-10. 01305 267992 or 01305 266926

3 December 6pm
Darkness To Light: Advent Carol Service, St Peter’s Church, Dorchester

3 December 2.30pm-5.00pm
(doors open 2.00pm) Kathleen Ferrier – Whattalife! One-woman play. Corn Exchange. Actress Lucy Stevens tells the story of one of Britain’s phenomenal women of the 20th Century. Taken from Kathleen’s letters and diaries with sung repertoire woven through. Tickets £14/£12 conc. 01305 267992 or 01305 266926

3 December 10.00am-6.00pm
Christmas Craft Fair. Ocean Room, Weymouth Pavilion. Free entry

3 December 11.00am-2.00pm
Weldmar Family Santa Fun Run. Join Weldmar Hospicecare for their 2 mile fun run around Poundbury starting at Dorchester Rugby Club. Register www.weld-hospicecare.org.uk/santarun

5 December 10.00am-11.30am
Guided Bird Walk – Higher Bockhampton, Dorchester. £3 bookings 01305 251228

6 December
Dorset Forest School Friday. Thorners School, School Lane, Litton Cheney, Dorchester. Nature-inspired learning through play for accompanied 0-5 years olds. Mini beast hunt, clay creations, storytellings and more. Pay on arrival £5

6 December 7.30pm
Brilliance by Farnham Maltings. Theatre. West Stafford Village Hall. Tickets £12 adults, £8 children, £30 family. 01305 257490

7 December 6.00pm-9.00pm
Dorchester Christmas Cracker late night shopping event with music and stalls. Town Centre

8 December-6 January
Cinderella at Poole Lighthouse. Adults £18.00, under 16 £14.50, seniors £15 01202 280000

8 December 1.00pm-4.00pm
Tuneful Stories – Poetry and performance at Max Gate. Normal admission price applies.

9 December – 1 January
Sleeping Beauty. Weymouth Pavilion. £16 adults, £14 children, £56 family. 01305 783225

9-31 December
Tudor Story Telling at Corfe Castle. Free event although normal admission prices apply.

9 December until 7.00pm
Winter Lights at Corfe Castle.

10 December
A Christmas Carol by Dave Mynne. Piddletrenthide Memorial Hall. Adult £10, child (8+) £6, family £25 01300 348247

12 December 7.00pm
for 7.30pm
William Barnes Society ‘Keepin Up o’ Christmas’ – a festive celebration of carols, cakes and poems. The Dorford Centre. Members free, non-members £3

13 December 7.00pm-8.00pm
Geology Revealed: IGNITE! An evening of short talks at Dorset County Museum. Free although a £3 donation is encouraged. 01305 756827

13 December 8.00pm
Branch Social – West Dorset CAMRA. Brewhouse and Kitchen.

14 December 7.30pm
Thomas Hardye School Carol Service, St Peter’s Church, Dorchester

15 December-1 January
Aladdin. The Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne. 01202 885566

15 & 16 December until 7.00pm
Winter Lights at Corfe Castle.

16 December 7.30pm
Christmas.Time by Near ta Theatre. Broadmayne Village Hall. Suitable 10+. Adult £8, child £6, family £25. 07443 659912

16 December 6pm
VIVA! Women’s choir Christmas Concert, St George’s Church, Fordington, Dorchester

16 December 7.30pm
Dorchester Choral Society Handel’s Messiah St Mary’s Church, Dorchester, Harmony Music, 3-4 Forum Centre, Trinity Street, Dorchester or email dcsboxoffice@gmail.com

17 December 3.00pm
Christmas with Canzonetta. Festive music at Church of St John the Evangelist, Tolpuddle.

17 December 4.00pm
West Gallery Carols with the Ridgeway Singers and Band. St Christopher’s Church, Winfrith. Adults £6, child £5, family £20

18 December 2.00pm
(doors and refreshments 1.30pm) Frozen Singalong. Corn Exchange. Tickets £4. 01305 266926 or 01305 267992

18-20 December until 7.00pm
Winter Lights at Corfe Castle.

20 December 7.30pm
Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir – Noel Noel. Dorset County Museum. Tickets £15. 01305 267992

20 December 2.00pm-4.00pm
& 4.30pm-6.30pm
The Christmassy Christmas Show of Christmassy Christmassness – Squashbox Theatre. Corn Exchange. Tickets £6, family ticket (max 2 adults) £20. 01305 267992 01305 266926

20-22 December
Santa comes to Monkey World. Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre. Family ticket £20, single parent family £17, adult £3, child £8. Booking essential 01929 462537

21 December 6pm
Nine Lessons and Carols St Peter’s Church, Dorchester

21 December 6.30pm
Carols in the Gardens. Borough Gardens (weather permitting).

21 December 7.15am-09.00am
Winter Solstice at Corfe Castle

22 & 23 December until 7.00pm
Winter Lights at Corfe Castle

23 December 11am
Christingle Service St Peter’s Church, Dorchester

24 December 11.30pm
Midnight Mass St Peter’s Church, Dorchester

25 December 10am
Sung Christmas Eucharist St Peter’s Church, Dorchester

25 December
Christmas Day Harbour Swim. Weymouth

27 December-5 January
Christmas Dinosaur Hunt. Dinosaur Museum.

27-30 December until 7.00pm
Winter Lights at Corfe Castle.

31 December 5.00pm
New Year’s Eve Torchlight Service at St Catherine’s Chapel, Abbotsbury. Bring a torch!

31 December
New Year’s Eve Fancy Dress Revelry. Weymouth

 

Markets and other regular events

Poundbury Farmer’s Market is held on the 1st Saturday of the month

Bridport Farmer’s Market is held on the 2nd Saturday of the month

Dorchester Farmer’s Market is held on the 4th Saturday of the month

Sherborne Farmer’s Market is held on the 3rd Friday of the month

Broadmayne Community Market is held on the third Friday of the month at St Martin’s Community Hall, Broadmayne.

Dorchester Country Market – Friday Mornings

2nd Friday of every month 7-8pm
Kirtan – group singing to open the heart and uplift your spirit. £5 Dorchester Yoga & Therapy Centre. 14 Trinity Street. For more info call Sue 07962 797479 or sueblanch@gmail.com

Tuesdays 6-7.30pm
Gentle Yoga – gentle physical movement & yoga nidra (deep relaxation). Dorchester Yoga & Therapy Centre. 14 Trinity Street. All welcome. Pre-book by calling Sue 07962 797479 or sueblanch@gmail.com

Most Saturdays 9.30-10.30am
Relaxation, yoga nidra 7 gentle yoga. Durnovaria Band Hall, Kings Road, Fordington. All welcome, no experience necessary. £5 Book by calling Sue 07962 797479 or sueblanch@gmail.com

Corn Exchange regular bookings

Dorchester Bridge Club – Monday Evenings

Pilates Classes – Tues 10.30-2.00pm

Leroc Dance Classes – Tuesday Evenings

Taekwondo – Tuesday Evening

Fizzy Boppers Children’s Dance Classes – Wednesdays am

Argentine Tango Classes – Wednesday Evenings

The Kingcombe Centre

offers a wide range of courses, walks and talks throughout the year. For details of all courses 01300 320684

Other regular events

Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts based in Poundbury runs a wide range. www.dorsetcreativeartclasses.co.uk

Quiz in aid of Home Start West Dorset every Weds at Dorchester Brewhouse and Kitchen. £1 entry pp (max 6 in team)

Dorchester Strollers is a walking for health group who meet on a Monday and Tuesday morning for a slow 45 min walk (a faster 1 hour walk is also offered) walkingforhealth.org.uk 01305 263759

St Peter’s Mothers’ Union meet on the first Tuesday of every month at 2.15pm. Ring 267724 for details

2nd Friday of every month 7-8pm
Kirtan – group singing to open the heart and uplift your spirit. £5 Dorchester Yoga & Therapy Centre. 14 Trinity Street. For more info call Sue 07962 797479 or sueblanch@gmail.com

Tuesdays 6-7.30pm
Gentle Yoga – gentle physical movement & yoga nidra (deep relaxation). Dorchester Yoga & Therapy Centre. 14 Trinity Street. All welcome. Pre-book by calling Sue 07962 797479 or sueblanch@gmail.com

Most Saturdays 9.30-10.30am
Relaxation, yoga nidra 7 gentle yoga. Durnovaria Band Hall, Kings Road, Fordington. All welcome, no experience necessary. £5 Book by calling Sue 07962 797479 or sueblanch@gmail.com

Telephone numbers are those of the venue/box office/organiser. Dorchester Voice suggests you check for ticket availability and prices (where necessary) before attending. Information in this magazine is published in good faith. The Dorchester Voice does not accept any liability for the accuracy of any material included, nor from any losses or claims arising from any such inaccuracies.