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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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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.

Dates in August are 01,08,15,22and 29th.


Sherborne Museum, Abbey Gatehouse, Church Lane, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3BPContact: Sherborne Museum
Telephone: 01935 812252
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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 August17th Annual Wings and Wheels Fly-in and Classic Car Event

Opening times and prices:
Gates open at 10am

Tickets will cost Adults £5, accompanied under 16s FREE.   Donations and support for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. Visit the helicopter and meet the team.


Henstridge Airfield Just off the A30 BA8 0TFTelephone: 07887 744163
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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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Sun 28 August
2.00 pm
Historic Vehicle Rally

Roar Run and Concours for Pre 1970 Cars & Light Commercials plus pre 1980 Motorcycles and 3 Wheelers


Sherborne School CourtsContact: John House
Telephone: 01963 250450
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Mon 29 August
10am
Car Boot Sale

10am start. In aid of Folke Church. 


Alweston Playing Field, nr SherborneContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
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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Thu 01 September
2:30pm.
Garden Talk

Free talk - Rejuvenating Ageing Borders.


Castle Gardens, New Road, SherborneTelephone: 01935 814633
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Fri 02 SeptemberClassic Motorcycle Auction Netley Marsh, Carole Nash Eurojumble, SO40 7GY

1939 Vincent HRD Meteor Series A, being sold in the Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage cars on Friday 2nd September.  Please click on the atached PDF to read the full article.

A broad range of bikes of all ages and to suit pockets of all sizes.   Please click on the atached PDF to read the full article.


A rare Vincent HRD Meteor
A broad range of bikes for auction
The Royal Bath and West Showground Contact: Matthew Whitney or Katie Haas
Telephone: 01935 812277
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Sat 03 September
2 - 4pm
Oborne Village Fete

A traditional Village Fete complete with Jazz Band, BBQ, local beers, refreshments, produce and children's corner. Favourites - Granny's Attic, Duck Race and Human Fruit Machine will be joined with by a storyteller, mouse hunt in the church and a raffle with amazing prizes. Everyone welcome!


Oborne Village (just off A30 between Sherborne and Milborne Port)Contact: Karen Perryman
Telephone: 01935 816494
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Thu 08 September - Thu 15 SeptemberDorset Architectural Heritage Week

Many unique buildings of Dorset open to the public, such as Hardy’s Cottage, Max Gate, Bridport Town Hall, Sherborne Steam and Waterwheel Centre, Guildhall and Belmont House in Lyme Regis, Melbury House, plus many tours.

See online for details or pick up a brochure from West Dorset TICs.


VariousContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 01202 888992
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Sun 11 SeptemberIRONMAN

Two events combine on England’s south coast, traversing a stunning run course in Weymouth and a spectacular bike course through the Dorset countryside.
This new IRONMAN event will run in conjunction with IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth, bringing thousands of athletes to England's South Coast in early September for the ultimately one-day test of endurance.

The swim will take place in Weymouth Bay, with the stunning backdrop of the Jurassic Coastline. The bike course will offer speed, hills, and the charm of the Dorset countryside. The multi-lap run will take athletes around the town, harbour and the historic Weymouth seafront, where sailing competitions took place during the 2012 Olympic Games.

This event will offer 30 slots to the 2017 IRONMAN World Championship, Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i. Age group awards will be based on our traditional age group categories; for the purpose of Kona slot allocation we will blend the oldest age groups into a 55+ category for each gender.

Please visit the website for more details.


Weymouth Dorset, UKContact: IRONMAN Britain & Ireland Race Office
Telephone: 01865 596266
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Tue 20 September - Tue 29 November
2 pm to 4 pm
Age Well Complete Beginners Computers course

Come along to a 10 week AGE WELL Complete Beginner Computer course for only £30.00.

No experience necessary!

Amazing value!


Sherborne LibraryContact: Skills&Learning -bdp
Telephone: 01202 262300
October 2016Event TitleLocationContact Details
Tue 20 September - Tue 29 November
2 pm to 4 pm
Age Well Complete Beginners Computers course

Come along to a 10 week AGE WELL Complete Beginner Computer course for only £30.00.

No experience necessary!

Amazing value!


Sherborne LibraryContact: Skills&Learning -bdp
Telephone: 01202 262300
Sat 08 October
10am- 4pm
Yeovil and District Stamp and Postcard Fair

There are eight Stamp dealers and two Postcard dealers present.

Lunch time - Ploughmans lunches, Tea and Coffee available.

Entrance fee 50p.


Digby Memorial Hall Sherborne Dorset DT9 3NLContact: David Bryant
Telephone: 01460 74422
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November 2016Event TitleLocationContact Details
Tue 20 September - Tue 29 November
2 pm to 4 pm
Age Well Complete Beginners Computers course

Come along to a 10 week AGE WELL Complete Beginner Computer course for only £30.00.

No experience necessary!

Amazing value!


Sherborne LibraryContact: Skills&Learning -bdp
Telephone: 01202 262300
Sat 05 November
17:00
Sherborne Castle Fireworks

Events Crew presents the 37th annual Sherborne Castle Fireworks! 

Gates open and entertainment featuring the cast of Peter Pan from the Octagon Theatre from 5:00pm.

Bonfire 7:00pm Fireworks 7:30pm

Refreshments/Food and Live Music from 'Headland'

Tickets: Adult £8.00 - Child (5-16) £6- Senior Citizen £6 - Under 5s FREE

Car Parking £4.00 - 25% off before November!


Sherborne CastleContact: Events Crew
Telephone: 01963 364399
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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.

Find out more by visiting the website 


Sherborne Castle Grounds, DT9 5NRTelephone: 01749 814041
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