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May 2016Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 22 May - Sun 11 SeptemberMartin Creed at Hauser & Wirth

You find yourself here in this world with feelings and thoughts. It’s difficult to accept what you find you do. But if you can it seems to help.’
– Martin Creed

The exhibition will have everything in it: it will present a new body of work that includes paintings, films, drawings, sculpture, music, spoken word and performance, many of which will be created in-situ throughout the five gallery spaces. Creed’s all-encompassing approach blurs the distinction between art and life, the introspective and the extrovert.


Durslade Farm Dropping Lane, Bruton Somerset BA10 0NLContact: Hauser and Wirth Somerset
Telephone: 01749 814 060
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Sat 28 May - Sun 29 May
11am-3pm
Live Thatching Weekend

Ben Collyns, member of the Somerset Master Thatchers Association, will be creating a thatched roof in the Gardner Gallery inside the Museum. The thatch, of Somerset grown combed wheat, will have a ridge of Somerset coppiced willow. 

The demonstration will complement the Museum’s unique set of thatching tools belonging to master thatcher Simon Garrett of Thornford and Ben’s creation will be left as an installation for the public to see until August. 

The event is free but any donations will be gratefully received.


Sherborne Museum, Abbey Gatehouse, Church Lane, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3BPContact: Sherborne Museum
Telephone: 01935 812252
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Sat 28 May - Sun 12 JuneDorset Art Weeks

One of the largest open studio events in the country. Pick up a brochure from your local TIC. Dorset Visual Arts:


Various Venues in Dorset. Contact: Dorset Visual Arts: 01305 853100
Telephone: 01935 815341
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Sat 28 May
9.30 - noon
Friends of the Yeatman Hospital Plant and Cake Sale

Friends of the Yeatman Hospital Plant and Cake Sale to be held outside the main hospital building. 

A wonderful chance to find some bargains whilst supporting a good cause.  Late contributions of plants or cakes gratefully received on the morning from 8.15am. Free parking in top car park for supporters.


Yeatman Hospital Main buildingContact: Rosie Tomlinson
Telephone: 01935 814985
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Sun 29 May
10:30am-2pm.
Heritage Alliance Open Day

Joint Heritage Day with Sherborne Museum, Castleton Steam and Waterwheel Centre, and Sherborne School. Free event.


Family History Research Centre, SherborneTelephone: 01935 389611
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Sun 29 MaySt. Margaret’s Great Somerset Colour Run

The Great Somerset Colour Run is promising to be an unmissable family event, whether as an incentive to keep the healthy lifestyle going, a team building session or part of your summer running programme we can't wait to see everyone taking part for such a great cause in such a colourful way.

Tickets start from £10 for children and £15 for adults. T-Shirts are available at £5 plus £2.50 postage.


Hazlegrove School Sparkford Yeovil Somerset BA22 7JAGo to website
Mon 30 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 & youth organisations.  It is a traditional country fair with displays & attractions, trade & craft stands & a rare and native breed animal show.  The 2016 date is Bank Holiday Monday 30th May.

Tickets on the day cost: adult £12.00, children (5-15) £4.00, family* £29.00.  Under 5's free.  *Admits 2 adults and 3 fee-paying children.
Save 15% when you purchase your tickets in advance: telephone 01749 813899. 
Car parking is free.

Alternatively, you can click here to go to our internet-based link to buy your tickets for the Sherborne Castle Country Fair.

Find out more by visiting the website www.sherbornecountryfair.com.



Sherborne Castle Grounds, DT9 5NRTelephone: 01749 814041
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June 2016Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 22 May - Sun 11 SeptemberMartin Creed at Hauser & Wirth

You find yourself here in this world with feelings and thoughts. It’s difficult to accept what you find you do. But if you can it seems to help.’
– Martin Creed

The exhibition will have everything in it: it will present a new body of work that includes paintings, films, drawings, sculpture, music, spoken word and performance, many of which will be created in-situ throughout the five gallery spaces. Creed’s all-encompassing approach blurs the distinction between art and life, the introspective and the extrovert.


Durslade Farm Dropping Lane, Bruton Somerset BA10 0NLContact: Hauser and Wirth Somerset
Telephone: 01749 814 060
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Sat 28 May - Sun 12 JuneDorset Art Weeks

One of the largest open studio events in the country. Pick up a brochure from your local TIC. Dorset Visual Arts:


Various Venues in Dorset. Contact: Dorset Visual Arts: 01305 853100
Telephone: 01935 815341
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Wed 01 June
1900-2030
EU Referendum debate Q&A evening with MP Jacob Rees Mogg and Christopher Booker

Open evening, free entry on the door or tickets may be reserved for a nominal fee. Jacob and Christopher both have their lifetimes knowledge in all things to do with the European Union. Hopefully they will be able to address your concerns, or even support your views. 


Digby Memorial HallContact: Carmen Smith
Telephone: 01935 816267
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Wed 01 June
7pm for 7:30pm
Evening with Formula 1 Racing Legend Mark Webber

Interview followed by questions and then a signing. Tickets (£5) contact Winstone’s Books, Sherborne. 


Cheap Street Church, Sherborne.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 01935 816128
Fri 03 June
13:00 to 15:30 and 16:30 to 19:00
Blood Donor Session in Milborne Port

Blood donor session at Milborne Port Village Hall, Springfield Road, Milborne Port, Dorset.  DT9 5RE

Session times 13:00 to 15:30 and 16:30 to 19:00

New and lapsed donors are very welcome.  There are still plenty of appointments available.  

Ring 0300 123 23 23 or visit our website 


Milborne Port Village HallContact: Patsy Harrison
Telephone: 0300 123 23 23
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Sat 04 June - Sun 05 June
2.00 - 5.00pm
Hidden Gardens of Sherborne

The Rotary Club of Sherborne Castles are proud to unleash Hidden Gardens of Sherborne.

Weekend tickets £8.00 available from Castle Gardens in Sherborne and Sherborne Tourist Information Centre.  Individual garden entry Donations on the day. Minimum £1.

Proceeds to St Margaret’s Hospice, Marie Curie Cancer Support and other Local charities.
Sponsored by Church House Investment Management and The Gardens Group.


Various gardens in and around SherborneContact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre
Telephone: 01935 815341
Sat 04 June
10am-3pm.
Creative Penmanship

Learn the art of calligraphy. Tickets cost £10 from the Parish Office.


Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Fri 10 June
7pm-9pm
Poetry Plus 'Laureates through her Lifetime'

A selection of readings from the Poets Laureate spanning HM the Queen’s 90 years. Tickets cost £5 (including a glass of wine) from Winstone's Bookshop. 


Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne.Telephone: 01935 816128
Thu 16 June
7:30pm-9pm.
Better Together

Lecture by Gary Streeter MP on the EU.


Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 01935 812452
Thu 16 June
2pm.
Over 50’s Bingo

Tickets cost £3 (including 6 games and refreshments).


Catholic Church Hall, Westbury, Sherborne. Telephone: 01935 816946
Fri 17 June
7pm - 10.30pm
ABSOLUTE ABBA
ABSOLUTE ABBA is a fun, family friendly show which is based on the music of ABBA, with a cast of 8 performers and a special moment in the show with 22 local children performing as a choir throughout one of the musical numbers.  If you loved the film then you will love this production show!  Celebrating the music of ABBA in this excellent production.
 
Tickets available online click on the website - Online booking fee applies.  Tickets are also available from Sherborne TIC - Adults: £10:50 - Children: £8:50 
 
 

The Digby Hall, Hound Street, SherborneContact: Reamba Productions - Box Office:
Telephone: 01935 360898
Sat 18 JuneChasty Cottage Antiques Fair

Up to 35 stands, homemade food and refreshments available at coffee shop within the fair.
Entrance £1, opening 8:30am (trade) 9:30am (public) to 4pm. 


Digby Hall, Hound St, SherborneTelephone: 01963 370986
Sat 18 June
9:30am-4pm
Book Fair

New, Second-hand & antiquarian books (also magazines, prints, postcards andephemera). 


Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NLContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 01803 613356
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Sun 19 JuneClassic and Vintage Car Auction

The Jaguar E Type was voted the best British car ever in a worldwide poll in 2015, and Charterhouse Auctioneers in Sherborne have been instructed to sell an immaculate example of this iconic sports car in their 19th June classic and vintage car auction. Please click on the attached PDF to read the full article.


Jaguar E Type
The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton MalletContact: Matthew Whitney
Telephone: 01935 812277
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Sun 19 June
10am start.
Sherborne Race For Life

Ladies, it’s time to lace up your trainers, and walk, jog, or charge your way around Race for Life 2016.

Through raising money at Race for Life to fund groundbreaking research into new drugs and treatments, you can help us bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

SIGN UP NOW by visiting the website.

Let’s beat cancer sooner

10k 9am  - 5k 11am


Sherborne Castle, New Road, SherborneContact: Brenda Scott
Telephone: 07825 933920
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Fri 24 June - Sat 25 June
10am-4pm.
ArtsLink Summer Show 2016

Over 100 pieces of work by local people, family art activities on the Saturday 11:30am-3:30pm. Drama performance at 2pm. 


Newland Gallery, 101 Newland, Sherborne, DT9 3DU.Telephone: 01935 815899
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Sat 25 June
7:30pm.
Sherborne Chamber Choir:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with choral settings, songs and instrumental music. Tickets £5-£16 (U19’s free) from Sherborne TIC.


Sherborne Abbey.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
July 2016Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 22 May - Sun 11 SeptemberMartin Creed at Hauser & Wirth

You find yourself here in this world with feelings and thoughts. It’s difficult to accept what you find you do. But if you can it seems to help.’
– Martin Creed

The exhibition will have everything in it: it will present a new body of work that includes paintings, films, drawings, sculpture, music, spoken word and performance, many of which will be created in-situ throughout the five gallery spaces. Creed’s all-encompassing approach blurs the distinction between art and life, the introspective and the extrovert.


Durslade Farm Dropping Lane, Bruton Somerset BA10 0NLContact: Hauser and Wirth Somerset
Telephone: 01749 814 060
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Sat 02 July
9am-5pm
Yeovilton Air Day

The RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day, one of the Southwest's largest one day events, will offer an action-packed day out for all the family with thrilling flying displays and plenty to see and do on the ground. Whether you're a wide-eyed first timer or a seasoned air show veteran, be prepared for an amazing experience!
Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, Somerset will open its gates on Saturday 2nd July for the Royal Navy's premier airshow. The RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day, one of the Southwest's largest one day events, will offer an action-packed day out for all the family with thrilling flying displays and plenty to see and do on the ground. Whether you're a wide-eyed first timer or a seasoned air show veteran, be prepared for an amazing experience!

All the latest news and full event information will be available at the website nearer the event date.


Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, Ilchester, Somerset, BA22 8HTGo to website
Sun 10 July
09:00am
Sherborne Sports Centre Sprint Triathlon

Sherborne Sports Centre's 12th Annual Sprint Triathlon.

Open to all ages and abilities. Come and give it a go! 

500M swim (20 lengths) 20K Cycle 5K Run


The event
Entry form
Sherborne Sports CentreContact: Matt Ward
Telephone: 01935 810548
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Sun 17 July
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sherborne Castle Classic and Supercars

Come to one of the biggest and most exciting car shows in the South West, and join the 8000 people that attended last year. With over 1600 vintage and spectacular cars expected, over 100 stands, great food outlets, and musical entertainment, this will be a fantastic family day out at Sherborne Castle.  

This year the chosen marque will be Rolls Royce, with wonderful cars tracing the history of the company. Separate convoys of Lamborghini and Mclaren supercars will also arrive during the day.


Sherborne CastleContact: Stuart Annett
Telephone: 07769 114211
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Sun 31 July - Sun 14 August
August 2016
Concertfest Sherborne Summer School of Music

A summer school of music for adults dealing in all classical music disciplines.

There will be nineteen courses, three orchestras, four choirs, four conducting courses, Chamber Music, two masterclasses for singers, two for pianists, composers course and jazz course.

All accompanied by thirty public concerts in our Concertfest series held in public buildings around Sherborne. Please visit our website for the full details.


Sherborne SchoolContact: Sherborne Summer School of Music
Telephone: 01342 893963
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August 2016Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 22 May - Sun 11 SeptemberMartin Creed at Hauser & Wirth

You find yourself here in this world with feelings and thoughts. It’s difficult to accept what you find you do. But if you can it seems to help.’
– Martin Creed

The exhibition will have everything in it: it will present a new body of work that includes paintings, films, drawings, sculpture, music, spoken word and performance, many of which will be created in-situ throughout the five gallery spaces. Creed’s all-encompassing approach blurs the distinction between art and life, the introspective and the extrovert.


Durslade Farm Dropping Lane, Bruton Somerset BA10 0NLContact: Hauser and Wirth Somerset
Telephone: 01749 814 060
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Sun 31 July - Sun 14 August
August 2016
Concertfest Sherborne Summer School of Music

A summer school of music for adults dealing in all classical music disciplines.

There will be nineteen courses, three orchestras, four choirs, four conducting courses, Chamber Music, two masterclasses for singers, two for pianists, composers course and jazz course.

All accompanied by thirty public concerts in our Concertfest series held in public buildings around Sherborne. Please visit our website for the full details.


Sherborne SchoolContact: Sherborne Summer School of Music
Telephone: 01342 893963
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Mon 01 August - Mon 29 August
10.30am-1pm
Messy Museum Mondays

On Monday mornings throughout August, Sherborne Museum will be open for free access to our art materials, sensory play, toys, and nursery rhymes box. We will be providing a range of activities with a weekly theme, including making coil pots, mask making, and digging for dinosaur "bones" - all inspired by our collections. Older children can also come to enjoy exploring our exhibitions and puzzling out our indoor and outdoor treasure trails.

Free admission but donations gratefully received.


Sherborne Museum, Abbey Gatehouse, Church Lane, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3BPContact: Sherborne Museum
Telephone: 01935 812252
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Fri 12 August - Sun 14 August
8.00 pm start
Opera in Oborne Mozart’s 'Le Nozze di Figaro' & Gala Sunday Concert

After two very successful opera productions in 2014 and 2015, Oborne is delighted to be hosting another Opera Weekend;

Friday 12th and Saturday 13th August; Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro

Tickets £35.00

An abridged version of The Marriage of Figaro.  The same cast of international soloists will be performing, along with a few new faces.  The singers will be accompanied by Susanna Stranders, Head of Music Staff at Garsington Opera.

The production is taking place in St Cuthbert's Church, Oborne on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th August 2016.  Proceeds from ticket sales to St Cuthbert's Church.

Sunday 14th August: Gala Concert
Tickets £20.00

Intermezzo Soloists will be performing a selection of popular arias and a few 'show tunes'.  The concert will take place in St Cuthbert's Church, Oborne.

For tickets, call 01935 812738.


St Cuthbert’s Church OborneTelephone: 01935 812738
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Sun 14 August
08:00
Oxley Spint Triathlon

family friendly sprint triathlon based out of Oxley Sports Centre, Bradford Road, Sherborne. further details at www.wessexwizards.com


oxley sports centre, Bradford road, sherborneContact: Derek Turner
Telephone: 07887356687
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Sun 14 August
08:00
Oxley Sprint and Junior Triathlon

family friendly triathlon for all the family from ages 8. Beginning with a pool swim within Oxley Sports Centre, followed by a ride around the beautiful Dorset countryside and finishing with a run through the historic abbey town of Sherborne.

Distances depend on age. For more details please see www.wessexwizards.com


oxley sports centre, Bradford Road, SherborneContact: Derek Turner
Telephone: 07887356687
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Thu 25 August - Mon 29 AugustGreat Dorset Steam Fair

If you are looking for an excellent fun and action packed day out for all the family, you'll love the Great Dorset Steam Fair. Traditionally this English fair is held at the village of Tarrant Hinton, near Blandford Forum in the heart of the beautiful Dorset countryside.

The Great Dorset Steam Fair is a typically British event offering a unique blend of nostalgia and entertainment. Come and soak up the special festival atmosphere whether as a day visitor or taking in the full five days by camping on site. There is no other event like it anywhere in the world which is why over 200,000 visitors attend each year both from the UK and from all over the World!


Tarrant Hinton Blandford Forum Dorset DT11 8JATelephone: 01258 860361
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Sat 27 August - Sun 28 August
10.00-17.00
Stock Gaylard Oak Fair

A special event for those interested in woodcraft, timber, conservation and the countryside.

Join us over the August bank holiday weekend and take a wander around our 200 exhibitors, see the Heavy Horse display team take part in competitions, enjoy tree climbing, taste some of the most amazing food and drink from local producers, see Adams Axmen show their axe wieling skills and see beautiful birds of prey in action from Mere Down Falconry, to name just a few!


Stock GaylardContact: Katy Love
Telephone: 01963 23511
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September 2016Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 22 May - Sun 11 SeptemberMartin Creed at Hauser & Wirth

You find yourself here in this world with feelings and thoughts. It’s difficult to accept what you find you do. But if you can it seems to help.’
– Martin Creed

The exhibition will have everything in it: it will present a new body of work that includes paintings, films, drawings, sculpture, music, spoken word and performance, many of which will be created in-situ throughout the five gallery spaces. Creed’s all-encompassing approach blurs the distinction between art and life, the introspective and the extrovert.


Durslade Farm Dropping Lane, Bruton Somerset BA10 0NLContact: Hauser and Wirth Somerset
Telephone: 01749 814 060
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