Out & About

 

What’s on in and around Dorchester

 

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May

 

4-27 May 10am-5pm
Go Nuts at Monkey World. 01929 462537

9 May 7.30pm
Modou Ndiaye & band. Artsreach. Wootton Fitzpaine. £10/u18s £7. 01297 560948

10 May 7.30pm
Modou Ndiaye & band. Artsreach. Buckland Newton. £10/u18s £7. 01300 345455

11 May 7.30pm
Modou Ndiaye & band. Artsreach. Shillingstone. £10/u18s £7. 07870 972089

11 May 7-10pm
Corfe Castle. Gladdening Light. Candle lit concert of glorious music celebrating light. Renaissance Italy to modern. 7pm snacks and elderflower presse. £5-£12 per ticket.

11 & 12 May 10am-5pm
Medieval Fool’s School at Corfe Castle. Learn new skills, play games and make mischief at the Medieval Fool’s school in the Outer Bailey. Usual admission charge. Event free. 01929 481294 corfecastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

11 & 12 May
Christchurch Food Festival

12 May 11am
Lulworth Castle Motor Show. 10.30am classic & sports car your across Dorset from Lulworth Estate returning to Castle showground by 11am. Castle showground open free of charge from 11am. Family fun day-stalls, live performances, kids fun area & wide selection of catering options. marketing@dorsetblind.org.uk 01202 712864

12-16 May 10am-5pm
Athelhampton Flower Festival. Celebrating Anniversaries. Athelhampton House and Gardens.

12 May 2.30pm
Durnovaria Silver Band. Borough Gardens, Dorchester

13 May-30 June
Abbotsbury Swannery – Baby swans hatching

13 May 2pm
Hoodoos & Hideouts. A talk by Chris Shaw to Dorchester Townswomen’s Guild at the Community Church, Liscombe, Poundbury. Visitors welcome £3. 01305 832857

16 May 10am
Naturally Dyed Silk Scarves with Shibori. The Kingcombe Centre. £89. 01300 320684

17 May 10.30-11.30am
Making clay hanging decorations. Art for Wellbeing. Volunteer Centre, Acland Road, Dorchester. £1 incl. materials and refreshments. Issy McGowan 01305 269214 office@volunteeringdorset.org.uk

17 May 8pm
Drama of Martyrs. Shire Hall, Dorchester. Graham Moore, James Findlay & Company present songs & scenes from the folk musical ‘Tolpuddle Man’ within the original Old Crown Court. Adults £12 Children £10. shirehalldorset.org / 01305 261849

17 May 4pm
Early Summer Plants in Watercolour, The Kingcombe Centre. £220. 01305 320684

18 May-2 June
Open for Art Trail. Visit local artists in South Dorset. www.openforart.co.uk

18 May 12 noon-3pm
Dorchester Tennis & Squash Club Open Day. A great opportunity to try tennis, squash, racketball or table tennis for free. alrosclark@gmail.com or https://dtsc.org.uk

18 May 11am-3pm
Health & Wellbeing Picnic in the Park, Borough Gardens, Dorchester. Live music. Try Zumba, yoga, outdoor gym sessions, singing, woodworking-or just relax with a picnic! 01305 266861

18 May 8pm
Clueless at the Keys with Colin Sell. Corn Exchange, Dorchester. £15/£13 members & concessions. 01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk

19 May 12.30-2pm
Brough Superior Motorcycles at Clouds Hill. Commemorating the anniversary of T E Lawrence’s death six Brough Superior owners will be placing flowers on Lawrence’s grave at Moreton at 11am. Then visiting Cloud’s Hill. 01929 405616

19 May 11am-3.30pm
Flute & Harp/ Virginia & Florence Astley at Max Gate. Music, stories & poetry from Hardy’s time bring his home to life. Usual admission price. Donation of £3 to performers. 01305 262538

19 May 2-6pm
Open Garden. Gillans, Minterne Parva, DT2 7AP. Dogs on leads welcome. Adult £5, Children free. Home made teas. 01300 342077. sfb@gillans.net

19 & 23 May 2-5pm
Open Garden. The Old Rectory, Pulham DT2 7EA. Adult £6 children free. 01258 817595 gilly.elliott@hotmail.com

21 May 3-4pm
Poetry at Max Gate with New Hardy Players. Thomas Hardy a Man for All Seasons. Usual admission price plus donation to New Hardy Players.

22 May 2pm
Behind the Scenes Tour. Shire Hall, Dorchester. Tour £2 per person in addition to a valid Museum Annual Pass. Limited availability. Booking advised. Visit shirehalldorset.org or call 01305 261849

22 May 7pm for 7.30 -9pm
My Very Bones. Poems by Janis Martin. Books Beyond Words, 25 High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1EZ. Free event. Wine & nibbles. Book on www.eventbrite.co.uk/edit?eid=60073249707 text 07980 973063

22 & 23 May 7.30pm
An Evening with Harry Redknapp. Lighthouse Theatre, Poole. £30/VIP £80 includes an autograph & professional photo with Harry and best seats. 01202 280000 www.lighthousepoole.co.uk

23 May 8pm
Northanger Abbey-Cyphers Theatre Company. Corn Exchange £8/£6 concessions & members/£25 family (max. 2 adults). 01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk

24 May 10.30am –1pm
Makko Ho Basic Exercises with Tony Chodrak. Sculpture by the Lakes, Pallington, Dorchester DT2 8QU. £37.90. 07720 637808.

25 May 1-4pm
Tuneful Stories at Max Gate. Tim Laycock brings Thomas Hardy’s home to life with music & stories. Usual admission prices. Suggested donation of £3 to Tim Laycock. 01305 262538

25 May-1 June 1pm
Shire Hall Book Week. Dress up as your favourite book character and come on down to Shire Hall to celebrate all our favourite stories. Story trail and slime making in the cells. Up to 2 dressed up children go free with every full paying adult. Small charge for slime making. Shire Hall, Dorchester. Shinehalldorset.org or call 01305 261849.!

25-27 May
Moreton Church. Moreton United Benefice Flower Festival-All Things Bright & Beautiful. Refreshments & stalls. Tel: Jacquie 854046, Gay 853356, Will 852663

25 May 9.30am
Stained Glass Workshop. £189. The Kingcombe Centre. 01300 320684

26 May 12 noon
Soup & Talk: Transportation. Prof. Deborah Oxley & Dr David Meredith. Soup served at 12 noon, talk at 1pm. Shire Hall, Dorchester. Banished! But why? From sneak thieves and murderers to political protesters, this talk examines the making of a working class. £6.50 includes soup lunch. Shirehalldorset.org or call 01305 261849

26 May 10.30am –1pm
Meditation Retreat with Lama Chodrak. Sculpture by the Lakes, Pallington, Dorchester DT2 8QU. £37.90. 07720 637808.

26/27 May
Open Garden. Holworth Farmhouse, DT2 8NH Adult £5 Children free. Home-made teas. 01305 852242 bushinarcadia@yahoo.co.uk .

26 May 1.45 03.30pm
Serpents at Hardy’s Cottage. Serpent players from all over the world perform as part of their biannual ‘Serpentarium’. Free event. Usual admission prices. 01305 262366.

27 May 10am-1pm
Table top sale in Moreton Village Hall DT2 8RE. Refreshments, home made produce. Free entry. Family event. Easy parking.

27 May 2.30pm
Pop Club in the Park. Borough Gardens, Dorchester

29 May 11am
Blackwell Concert Band, Borough Gardens, Dorchester

29 May 3pm
Wildlife Gardening Talk & Demonstration. The Kingcombe Centre. £75. 01300 320684

30 May 2pm
Universarama! Squashbox Theatre. For adults & children 8 years+. Corn Exchange, Dorchester. £8/£6 members & concessions/£25 family (max. 2 adults) 01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk

31 May 11am-2pm
Biodiversity Day at Hardy’s Cottage. Volunteer Ecologists explain their role and show nature highlights from Hardy’s garden & orchards. Free event. Usual admission prices. 01305 262366

 

June

 

1 June 1pm
Early Summer Butterflies and Moths. The Kingcombe Centre. £352. 01300 320684

2 June, 10.30am-5pm
Open Gardens, Briantspuddle. Flower Festival in Affpuddle St. Lawrence Church, with free vintage bus rides between destinations, refreshments. £6

2 June 11am-4pm
Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair, High West Street, Dorchester. Victorian costume competition for adults and children, live music, maypole dancing, Thomas Hardy tours of the street, New Thomas Hardy players in character, pony & trap rides, watch craftspeople at work, Dorset inflatable museum, the Keep Military Museum, music, food & drink stalls. Information from Alistair Chisholm alistair@chiz.org.uk / 07419 589005.

2 June 11am & 2pm
Hardy and Law Tours. Shire Hall, Dorchester. Tailored tour of Dorchester’s Crown Court and cells. Discover the inspiration behind some of Hardy’s most poignant plots, as well as the story of Hardy’s time on the bench. £2 per person in addition to a valid Museum Annual Pass. Places limited. Booking advised. Book in person or call 01305 261849 or on line shirehalldorset.org

2 June 1.30pm for a 2pm start
At Windy Corner memorial, Tarrant Rushton. A gathering to remember & honour RAF, Glider Pilot Regiment & Army veterans, Flight Refuelling airfield staff and anyone with an affinity to Tarrant Rushton Airfield. More information 01202 882895 / rafa.wimborne@gmail.com

5 June 3.45-5pm
Tea with Hardy & Edmund Blunden at Max Gate by New Hardy Players featuring some ‘Rural Radical Poetry’. Tea and cakes. Usual admission price plus donation to the New Hardy Players. 01305 262538

5 June 8pm
Oysters-Oyster Creative. Corn Exchange, Dorchester. £14/£12 members & concessions. 01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk

5 June 7.30pm
Friends of Crossways Library 75th Anniversary of D-Day. Audio/visual presentation on the F35 Lightning II. The Spitfire Club, Crossways. Tickets £5/£3 for FCL members available from Tricia and Ian Virgo 01305 854129 or from Crossways Library during opening hours.

7 June 10.30-11.30am
Designing cushion covers. Art for Wellbeing. Volunteer Centre, Acland Road, Dorchester. £1 incl. materials and refreshments. Issy McGowan 01305 269214 office@volunteeringdorset.org.uk

7 June 3.45-5pm
Tea with Hardy & Edmund Blunden at Max Gate by New Hardy Players featuring some ‘Rural Radical Poetry’. Tea and cakes. Usual admission price plus donation to the New Hardy Players. 01305 262538

7 June from 6pm
Shire Hall, Dorchester. Meet Jason Wilsher-Mills the creator of the Tolpuddle Martyrs Remixed exhibition. Hear about his journey to exhibiting in venues such as Westminster Hall and Tate Modern as well as taking you through the creation of this unique exhibition. Tickets £20 to include a drink and a supper of Dorset delights. Info shirehalldorset.org or call 01305 261849.

7 June 7.30pm
The Canterbury Tales, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Shaftesbury Arts Centre. Prices & booking 01747 854321

8 June 11am
D-Day Commemoration. The Keep Military Museum

8 & 12 June 2-6pm
Open Garden. Stable Court, Chalmington DT2 0HB. Jenny & James Shanahan. Adults £4.50 Children free. Home-made teas.

8 June 7.30pm
. Jazz in Owermoigne Village Hall. Kate Williams’ Four Plus Three will perform with singer Georgia Mancio. Tickets £15 from Owermoigne Cricket & Social Club or keith.skerman@outlook.com. Or 07984 428072

8 (11am-6pm) & 9 (11am-4pm) June
Swanage Fish Festival. Prince Albert Gardens Swanage. Free entry.

8 June 10am
Going Wild in Watercolour. The Kingcombe Centre. £189. 01300 320684

8-9 June 1pm-5pm
Open Gardens, Cattistock DT2 0JG, open farm Sunday. Gardens, Plant stall, teas etc. Free parking, £5 entry 07471 193229

8 June 7pm
Jurassic Coast Raptors play The Hastings Conquerors.american Football at the Avenue Stadium, Dorchester. Free admission. Refreshments available

9 June 2.30pm
Durnovaria Silver Band. Borough Gardens, Dorchester

10 June 2pm
The Incredible Mrs Van Der Elst a talk by Brian Bates to Dorchester Townswomen’s Guild at the Community Church, Liscombe, Poundbury. Visitors welcome £3. 01305 832857

10 June 10am
. Meadow Drift-A Celebration of the Kingcombe Meadows through Textiles. The Kingcombe Centre. £188. 01300 320684

12 June 2pm
Behind the Scenes Tour. Shire Hall, Dorchester. Tour £2 per person in addition to a valid Museum Annual Pass. Limited availability. Booking advised. Visit shirehalldorset.org or call 01305 261849

13 June 10.30am-4.30pm
Gardening for Wildlife Workshop with Thomas Stone. £80.54. Sculpture by the Lakes, Pallington, Dorchester DT2 8QU. 07720 637808.

13/14 June 6.30pm
DYT Junior & Intermediate. Youth Theatre Double bill. Corn Exchange Dorchester. £7.50 adults/£4 under 18s. 01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk

14 June 2-4.30pm
Makko Ho Basic Exerises with Tony Chodrak. £37.90. Sculpture by the Lakes, Pallington, Dorchester DT2 8QU. 07720 637808.

14 June 5.30pm
Shibori with Indigo and Madder Weekend Workshop. The Kingcombe Centre. £219. 01300 320684

14 June 7.30pm
The Canterbury Tales, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Bridport Arts Centre. Prices & booking 01308 424204

15 June 11am onwards
Sturminster Newton Literary Day. William Barnes Members meet 11am at statue outside Co-op. See William Barnes website for details. All welcome.

15 June 2-4.30pm
Introduction to Meditation with Lama Chodrak. £37.90. Sculpture by the Lakes, Pallington, Dorchester DT2 8QU. 07720 637808.

15-16 June 11-5.30 Saturday, 2-5 Sunday
Flower Festival-The Jurassic Coast at St Mary’s Church, Puddletown. Musical entertainment, stalls & display of children’s art. Church tower tours on the 15th, bell ringing on the 16th. Songs of Praise in the church at 6pm on the 16th.

15-16 June 2pm-6pm
Open Gardens at Cerne Abbas. 25 gardens open with Plant stall available and teas in St Mary’s Church from 1.30pm. £7, £10 both days.

15 June 2.30pm
Carnival style fun in the Gardens. Borough Gardens, Dorchester

15 June 7pm
Jurassic Coast Raptors play The Bournemouth Bobcats.american Football at the Avenue Stadium, Dorchester. Free admission. Refreshments available

16 June
Open Garden, Broomhill, Rampisham DT2 0PU. Adult £5 Children free. 01935 83266 carol.parry2@btopenworld.com

16 June 2-5pm
Open Garden. The Old Rectory, Litton Cheney DT2 9AH. Adult £6 Children free.01308 482266 emilycave@rosacheney.com

16 June 11am-3.30pm
Flute & Harp/ Virginia & Florence Astley at Max Gate. Music, stories & poetry from Hardy’s time bring his home to life. Usual admission price. Donation of £3 to performers. 01305 262538

16 June 10.30am-4.30pm
Meditation Retreat with Lama Chodrak. £59.22. Sculpture by the Lakes, Pallington, Dorchester DT2 8QU. 07720 637808.

18 & 25 June 2-6pm
Open Garden. Little Bredy Walled Gardens, DT2 9HL. Adult £5, Children free. 01305 898055 secretary@wgw.org.uk

19 June 3-4pm
Poetry at Max Gate with the New Hardy Players. Standing on the Shoulders of Giants-featuring poets who influenced Thomas Hardy. Usual admission prices. Donation to New Hardy Players. 01305 262538

20 June 7.30pm
The Canterbury Tales, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. The Exchange, Sturminster Newton. Prices & booking 01258 475137

21 June 5.30pm
Illustrated traveller’s Sketchbook Weekend Workshop. The Kingcombe Centre. £230. 01300 320684

22 June 12 noon-4pm
Crossways Church Fete. St Aldhelm’s Church, School Drive, Crossways. 01305 852663 willthebarber1@gmail.com

22 June 1-4pm
Tuneful Stories at Max Gate. Tim Laycock brings Thomas Hardy’s home to life with music & stories. Usual admission prices. Suggested donation of £3 to Tim Laycock. 01305 262538

22-23 June 11am-4pm
Open Gardens at Owermoigne. Plants and local crafts available for sale. Refreshments available at the church and the village hall. £5

23 June 3-5.30pm
Cake Off! Fundraiser. Baking Classes and competition. Corn Exchange Dorchester. Details on dorchesterarts.org/cakeoff

23 June All day
Weldmar Cycle Challenge. Borough Gardens, Dorchester

23 & 27 June 12.30-4.30pm
Open Garden. Norwood House Gardens & Walks, Corscombe, DT2 0PD. Adult £6 Children £2. Home-made teas. 07836 600185 jonathan.lewis@livegroup.co.uk

23 June 7pm
The Tempest. The HandleBards. Outdoor Theatre-Maumbury Rings. Refreshments from 6pm. Bring a chair and a picnic! £13/£11 concessions & members/£40 family ticket (max. 2 adults) 01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk

25 June 1pm
Wild Flowers, Orchids and Grasses identification Workshop. The Kingcombe Centre. £219. 01300 320684

26-27 2pm-6pm
Open Gardens at Sydling St Nicholas. Afternoon cakes, teas and other refreshments be on sale at the Village Hall, throughout the day. £5

27 June 1pm
Shire Hall, Dorchester. Wicked Wessex Pop Up Talk: The Scolds Bible. 15 minute exploration of these gruesome objects. Free bookable through shirehalldorset.org of 01305 261849

27 June 7.15pm
Far From the Madding Crowd. The New Hardy Players. Outdoor Theatre at Max Gate, Dorchester. £15/£7.50 u18s. Open at 6.30pm for picnics. Bring a chair/blanket. 01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk

28 June 11am-12 noon
Andrew Wilson Gardener Designer-Show & Tell. £16.58 Sculpture by the Lakes, Pallington, Dorchester DT2 8QU. 07720 637808.

28/29 June 7.30pm
Far From the Madding Crowd. The New Hardy Players. Outdoor Theatre at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens. £15/£7.50 u18s. Open at 6.30pm for picnics. Bring a chair/blanket. 01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk

29 June 10am-4pm
Jewellery Workshop at the Shirehall with Caroline Parrott-hand print and dye anodised aluminium to create jewellery. Tickets £65 (includes materials and lunch) Info shirehalldorset.org or call 01305 261849

29 June 10am-2pm
Dorset Art Market. The Avenue Stadium, Dorchester DT1 2RY www.dorsetartmarket.co.uk

29 June Noon
Gypsy, Roma, Traveller Family Event. Borough Gardens, Dorchester

29 June 2-3pm
Lucy Bellamy-Brilliant & Wild-a garden from scratch in a year. £16.58 Sculpture by the Lakes, Pallington, Dorchester DT2 8QU. 07720 637808.

29 June 7.30pm
The Canterbury Tales, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Frampton Village Hall. Prices & booking 01300 320607

30 June 2.30pm
Durnovaria Silver Band. Borough Gardens, Dorchester

30 June 7pm
Picasso’s Women by Brian McAvera. Flying Elephant Productions. Dorchester Corn Exchange, £14/£12 members & concessions. 01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk

 

July

 

3 July 8pm
Second Person Narrative by Jemma Kennedy. DYT Performance Company. Corn Exchange, Dorchester. £7.50 adults/£4 under 18s. 01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk

3 July 7.30pm
The Canterbury Tales, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne. Prices & booking 01202 885566

4 July 7.30pm
Far From the Madding Crowd. The New Hardy Players. Outdoor Theatre at The Vicarage, Cerne Abbas. £15/£7.50 u18s. Open at 6.30pm for picnics. Bring a chair/blanket. 01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk

5 July 9-11am
Introduction to garden moths at Hardy’s Cottage. Free event. Usual admission prices apply. 01305 262366

5 July 4pm
Macro Photography Workshop. The Kingcombe Centre. £219. 01300 320684

5 July 8pm
Alistair McGowan-Introductions to Classical Piano. Classical Music/Comedy. Corn Exchange, Dorchester. £17/£15 members & concessions. 01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk

5 July 7.30pm
Far From the Madding Crowd. The New Hardy Players. Outdoor Theatre at Came House, Whitcombe. £15/£7.50 u18s. Open at 6.30pm for picnics. Bring a chair/blanket. 01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk

6 July 2.30pm
Far From the Madding Crowd. The New Hardy Players. Outdoor Theatre at Came House, Whitcombe. £15/£7.50 u18s. Open at 1.30pm for picnics. Bring a chair/blanket. 01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk

8 July 2pm
Scarecrows of Loders. A talk by Louise Peraux to the Dorchester Townswomen’s Guild at the Dorchester Community Church, Poundbury. Visitors welcome £3. 01305 832857

10 July 2pm
Behind the Scenes Tour. Shire Hall, Dorchester. Tour £2 per person in addition to a valid Museum Annual Pass. Limited availability. Booking advised. Visit shirehalldorset.org or call 01305 261849

11 July 8pm
Mallets by Rex Fisher Corn Exchange Dorchester. Age guidance 14+. £10/£8 members & concessions. 01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk

12 July 7pm
Down Gin Lane with the Grey Bar Company at the Shire Hall, Dorchester with Master Mixologist Lloyd Brown on a trip down Hogarth’s Gin Lane. £30 to include a gin on arrival followed by 2 cocktails and 2 gin samples and a smorgasbord of Dorset delights. Info at shirehalldorset.org or call 01305 261849

12 July 7.30pm
A Perfect World. Miracle Theatre. Outdoor Theatre, Maumbury Rings. Refreshments from 6.30pm. £13/£11 members & concessions/£40 family ticket (max 2 adults). Bring a chair and a picnic! 01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk

13 July
Poundbury Motorcycle Show 2019 Info. 07554440305

13-14 July 2pm-6pm
Open Gardens at Upwey, craft stalls, a demonstration from local potters, vintage vehicles display. Outdoor cafe in one of the gardens selling cream teas. £4 for both days.

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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

Dorchester Country Market every Friday from 8.30am-11.00am at The Corn Exchange.

 

Corn Exchange regular bookings

Dorchester Bridge Club – Monday Evenings
Pilates Classes – Tues 10.30-2.00pm
Parkinson Dance Class – Tuesday 3.00pm-4.00pm
Leroc Dance Classes – Tuesday Evenings
Taekwondo – Tuesday Evening
Fizzy Boppers Children’s Dance Classes – Wednesdays am
Argentine Tango Classes – Wednesday Evenings
Connect – DA – Thursday morning
Pop Club – DA – Saturday mornings

 

Other regular events

Dorchester Art Club is a friendly, sociable non-profit making club, who meet Thursday afternoons at St Georges Church Hall, Fordington from 2-4pm. Contact details Carol-Ann Nichols on 01305 260539.

Poetry Open Mic evening. 7.00pm-9.00pm first Thursday of every month, with complimentary glass of wine (£4 entrance fee). Books Beyond Words, 25 High East Street, Dorchester

Reay’s Traditional Taekwondo (Kukkiwon & Chung Do Kwan) – Classes held Saturdays 11.00am-1.00pm at 2A Railway Triangle industrial estate, Dorchester DT1 2PJ. First lesson free. Suitable for all ages and abilities. For more info email cjreay28@gmail.com or ring 07497081134

Guinea Kidz – baby and toddler group meet every Friday 10.00am-12.30am at Kingston Maurward Animal Park and Gardens. £2.50 per adult, kids free

T’ai chi chuan classes held Wednesdays 12.30-1.30pm at Dorchester Yoga and Therapy Centre. Info@jazminvelasco.com or 07905003367

Do Re Mi time – Colourstrings/kodally based music classes – gentle fun for 0-3-year-old. Thursday and Friday mornings at St Mary’s Church. Tel 07725038048 or email rachelgreenwood@yahoo.co.uk

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

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

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.