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January 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Mon 30 January
Jazz Concert

A Charity Jazz Concert by the Sunset Cafe Stompers with singer Lynn Thornton in aid of Mandalay School for the Deaf and in tribute to David Blakeway Smith who achieved much for the School until his untimely recent sudden death. 

Tickets cost £10 from Winstones bookshop, TIC, Mrs Anne Dearle (01935 814887), Mr Raymond Wood (01935 815565)

Cheap Street ChurchContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
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February 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Fri 03 February
Snowdrop Memorial Service

An opportunity to remember loved ones. All welcome. Please contact if you would like a loved on added to the Book of Remembrance. 

Cheap Street Church, Sherborne.Telephone: 01305 215357
Thu 09 February
Up the Garden Path: The Development of Horticulture and Nurseries in and around the Sherborne Area

Today the gardener has access to diverse outlets for the selection of plants and seeds, including garden centres, nurseries, supermarkets, plant stalls and mail order. Comprehensive advice is readily available from television, radio, the internet and journals. However, what was the situation in earlier times? 

Our speaker, George Tatham, explains how agricultural and horticultural societies such as the Sherborne, Yeovil and Weymouth Horticultural Society developed in parallel from the early 1800s, while a six-acre nursery is shown on the 1832 map of Sherborne. References in local newspapers and probate material reveal further evidence of commercial agencies. Information gleaned from these sources, and trade lists can uncover the wide variety of plants available to the discerning Sherborne gardener.

Doors open at 2pm. Entry at the door for non-members £5 (students £2). Tea and cake provided.

Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3NLContact: Sherborne Museum
Telephone: 01935 812252
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Sun 12 FebruaryClassic and Vintage Cars

The Austin A35 van, used to promote the animated film Wallace and Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit is a star car in the Charterhouse auction.

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

A 1963 Lotus Super Seven S2 is looking for a new home at the Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage cars in February after its owner of nearly 45 years recently passed away.

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

A Jaguar XK120, which has been known to a Devon family since purchased new in 1953 is one of the start lots in the Charterhouse classic car auction today.

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

The Wallace and Gromit Austin A35 Anti-Pesto van.
1963 Lotus Super Seven S2
A Jaguar XK120
The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton MalletContact: Matthew Whitney
Telephone: 01935 812277
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Mon 13 February
Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Our annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic has proved very popular, so come along to this free family friendly gathering and hunt for the teddies hidden in the Museum. There are other fun games to play, as well as access to our lovely nursery rhymes box and you can bring your own favourite teddy and a snack. 

Suitable for babies and toddlers, but older children and adults might like to join in or browse the collections - a variety of quizzes and trails are on hand to amuse all ages. Baby changer available and some room to park buggies. 

Free entry, donations welcome.

Sherborne Museum, Church Lane, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3BPContact: Sherborne Museum
Telephone: 01935 812252
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March 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 05 March
Choral Society Concert

Leweston Choral Society presents

Vivaldi's 'Gloria' and Handel's 'Zadok the Priest' in concert with orchestra.

Sunday 5th March 2017 at 7.30pm at Leweston School.

Tickets £12 general public or £8 current parents.

Please contact the Leweston Marketing Department for tickets on 01963 210 783 or email

Leweston SchoolContact: Marketing Department
Telephone: 01963 210 783
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Sat 18 March
Orchid Day at Castle Gardens

Back by popular demand, Ian Parsons, former Vice Chairman of the British Orchid Council and President of the South West Orchid Society, will return to The Gardens Group this March with more advice and tips about caring for orchids. As well as holding an orchid clinic from 10am – 4pm, Ian will also be giving two free 40 minute talks at 11am and 2pm on maintaining orchid health, encouraging repeat flowering as well as the tricky business re potting.

Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5NRContact: Castle Gardens
Telephone: (01935) 814633
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April 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Fri 07 April - Sat 08 AprilYandles Woodworking Spring Show

Thousands of visitors come from across the country, to enjoy the informal and friendly atmosphere that is created within the surroundings of this historic timber yard.

The usual working site is transformed with marquees which host a vast array of leading craftspeople. Live Woodworking demonstrations will keep you entertained with new techniques to learn, useful advice on tools and handy tips.

Hurst Works Hurst Martock Somerset TA12 6JUTelephone: 01935 822 207
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Wed 19 April - Sat 22 April
Milborne Port Opera's "Into the Woods"

Milborne Port Opera presents Stephen Sondheim's and James Lapine's "Into the Woods".

A wonderfully imaginative take on all those fairy stories - Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapuznel and Cinderella. Anything can happen when their stories intertwine in the dark mysterious woods! All set to Sondheim's  spellbinding music and performed by the award-winning MPO.
If you go down the the woods tonight. . . prepare to be entertained!

Tickets £12 with £10 concession on Wednesday only.

The Box Office will open on Wednesday 1st March 2017

Milborne Port Village hallContact: Richard Gaunt
Telephone: 1963371572
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May 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Mon 29 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 and youth organisations.  It is a traditional country fair with displays and attractions, trade and craft stands and a rare and native breed animal show.  The 2017 date is Bank Holiday Monday 29th May.

Tickets on the day cost: adult £12.00, children (5-16) £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.  Dogs are welcome, on a short lead.

Alternatively, click here to go to our internet-based link to buy your tickets.

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Sherborne Castle Grounds, DT9 5NRTelephone: 01749 814041
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