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April 2015Event TitleLocationContact Details
Mon 30 March - Thu 02 April
Easter Outdoor Education, Sports and Adventure Camp

Monday 30 March to Thursday 2 April 9am to 5pm

Age 5 to 11 years

£30 per day or £100 for all four days

Try your hand at tag rugby, football, basketball, netball, cricket, volleyball, tennis, scootering and tag games. Explore Leweston’s grounds with outdoor activities including orienteering, bike riding, survival skills and shelter building. Craft and cookery activities also on offer.

Places are limited so book soon to avoid disappointment. Please download more information and a registration form at,-sports-and-adventure-week.html or contact Sarah Hull on 01963 210783 email: 

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Leweston SchoolContact: Sarah Hull
Telephone: 01963 210783
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Thu 02 April
10am - 2pm
Sherborne Museum Finds Day

Our friendly finds liaison officer, Ciorstaidh Trevarthen, will be on hand to identify those fascinating "things" you've found while out walking or rootling around in your loft. Every object tells a story, so bring yours along to discover more.

Activities for children and a range of handling items will be available. Free admission.

Sherborne Museum, Abbey Gatehouse, Church Lane, Sherborne, DT9 3BPContact: Sherborne Museum
Telephone: 01935 812 252
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Wed 08 April - Sat 11 April
Milborne Port Opera –“Spring Fate” by Neil Edwards

Milborne Port Opera is staging a new work by MPO member  Neil Edwards, a talented writer, composer and arranger. “Spring Fate” is his third play to be put on at Milborne Port. It is comedy musical theatre from the Edwardian age at its best. Lovely music, great choral singing and some stunning solo songs from an award-winning company. It will also be very funny. Think a spying mystery set to music in Downton Abbey, with some “Allo Allo” and “Carry on” humour thrown in.

The story is irrelevant (almost), but it concerns a gaggle of foreign spies masquerading as guests or performers at a grand country house party, trying  to steal British state secrets from the aristocratic owners. Will they get away with it?  Great characters, great music and a lot of laughs.

The show is being staged straight after Easter. April 8-11. Ticket price will be £10.00.

Tickets go on sale in March. Obtainable from the Post Office, Wayne's,  and from the MPO box office

Milborne Port Village Hall, Springfield Road, Milborne Port, Dorset, DT9 5REContact: Milborne Port Opera box office
Telephone: 07926 983585
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Sat 11 April - Sun 12 AprilThe Snail and the Whale

all Stories (creators of the Gruffalo and Room on the Broom stage shows) are proud to present their latest exciting collaboration with Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

A tiny snail longs to see the world, so she hitches a lift on the tail of a humpback whale. But when the whale gets beached, how will the tiny snail save him? Follow the tiny snail’s amazing journey, as seen through the eyes of a very adventurous young girl, who’d love to be going round the world with her seafaring father...

Storytelling, live music and lots of laughs, in a show for everyone aged 4 and up.

“Captivating, inventive storytelling, along with beautiful live music and songs” Hairline

Tickets can be bought on line if you click here.

Octagon TheatreContact: Box Office
Telephone: 01935 422884
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Sat 18 April
8pm - Midnight
Bruton Dub Club

Aprils' Bruton Dub Club live band are the “impossible not to dance to..”  One Style MDV, a London Reggae band who have been playing together for 30 years.  Hailed by their peers they have shared the stage with Aswad, Gregory Isaccs, Misty In Roots, Asian Dub Foundation, Maxi Priest, The Mad Professor. As well as 2 UK tours supporting Joe Strummer and The Latino Rockabilly War, and concerts with indie bands like Ffa Coffi Pawb, Yr Anhrefn, The La’s, The Blaggers and The Levellers.

One Style MDV have always maintained their aim to play live music which is what they have enjoyed the most.  Their unconventional simple line up of bass, guitar and drum has surprised audiences due to their overall sound, the dynamics they create and the movement within their music which has always set them apart from the rest.  They have always been described as "Tight" which is
their trademark.  Joining them on vocals we have Gaven of Korus fame.

The bands objective has always been to ensure that their lyrics had meaning which are uplifting or encourages the listener to think about themselves and the world we live in to compliment the music.  This added strength to the music is what has connected them to diverse communities and audiences they represent.  Incorporated with their individual personal influences that range from classic reggae, roots and culture, soul, blues, jazz, ska, rock, Hip Hop etc, its difficult to pigeon hole the band or put them in a single category although they have been compared to Steel Pulse, Sly and Robbie, The Wailers, Burning Spear and even The Police. They have had 5 releases to date, available on iTunes.
Hosted by Bruton Dub Club regular MC’s Clapper Priest and MC Mvp and with Bristols' Roots Inspiration Sound on the decks expect some heartical roots!

£5 on the door

The Bruton Club, Quaperlake Street, Bruton
01749 813244
Advance tickets from
The Bruton Club, Quaperlake Street
The Green Monkey Juice Bar, Bruton High St.

The Bruton Club, Quaperlake Street, BrutonContact: Mat Runacre
Telephone: 01749 813244
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Thu 23 April
Starts 1930 (doors open 1900)
My Old Lady (Certificate 12A)

Milborne Port Movies, in conjunction with Somerset Moviola, are showing the film "My Old Lady" (Certificate 12A)

Mathias (Kevin Kline) is a down-and-out New Yorker who travels to Paris to liquidate a huge, valuable apartment he has inherited from his estranged father.

Once there, however, he discovers a refined old woman Mathilde (Maggie Smith) living in the apartment with her daughter Chloé (Kristin Scott Thomas).

Mathias quickly learns that the apartment is a “viager” – an ancient French system for buying and selling apartments – and that he will not actually get possession of the apartment until Mathilde dies.
While working with a Parisian real-estate dealer (Dominique Pinon), to sell his contract for the apartment, Mathias discovers that Mathilde and his father were lovers for more than 50 years.

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Tickets (on the door) £5.50 each, no concessions.
Advance Tickets on sale from 7th April 2015 at Crackmore Garage, Wayne the Butcher and Village Post Office. All tickets in advance are £5.00, no concessions.

Milborne Port Village Hall, Springfield Road, Milborne PortContact: Martin Lancaster
Telephone: 01963 251858
Thu 23 April - Sat 25 April
7.30 pm
Noel Coward's 'Tonight at 8.30'
Amateur Players of Sherborne’s spring production features three plays from Noel Coward’s ten one-act play cycle titled ‘Tonight at 8.30’
The plays showcase Coward's talents as a playwright and his trademark panache for sparkling, sophisticated, witty dialogue. “There is a little something for everyone here”, says John Crabtree, director and set designer and who last spring directed ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ as the Players part in the RSC's Open Stages project. “Themes range from high farce to doomed romance and span the full range of Coward’s writing.” 
Hands Across the Sea concerns a socialite whose drawing room is a revolving door of old and new friends and thus a natural set-up for a case of mistaken identities. 
In Still Life after a chance meeting of a housewife and a married physician in a railway-station buffet, they embark on an affair, subsequently immortalised on screen as Brief Encounter.
A lovingly cynical tribute to the music hall, ’Red Peppers’ features a performing couple whose onstage choreography and off-stage marriage leave something to be desired.
Tickets: £8, students £5, group bookings 10+ £7.50 available early April from Marsh’s, Cheap Street, Sherborne and The Abbey Shop, Abbey Close, Sherborne.

Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AAContact: Avril Griffiths
Telephone: 01935 813765
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Fri 24 AprilAuction of Pictures, Books, Antiques,Interiors and Sporting Items

A Wemyss pottery tyg, or three handled mug, made in Scotland and discovered in a French brocante market and bought for £30 is estimated to sell for 10 times this amount when it goes under the Charterhouse hammer.  Please click on the attached PDF to read the full details.

A Wemyss pottery tyg
Charterhouse, The Long Street SaleroomsContact: Richard Bromell, Partner at Charterhouse
Telephone: 01935 812277
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May 2015Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 10 May
Friends of the Yeatman Hospital Car Boot Sale

The Friehds of the Yeatman Hospital will be holding their first Car Boot Sale of 2015 on Sunday 10th March at the Terraces, Sherborne.  Sellers from 8.30am @ £5 per car.  Buyers from 9.00am at 50ppp.  Bacon "butties" and other refreshments on sale.

No booking required

The Terraces, SherborneContact: Rosie Tomlinson, for the Friends of the Yeatman Ho
Telephone: 01935 814985
Wed 13 May
7pm - 10pm
Dorset: The Last 250 Years... and the next five

A stimulating illustrated talk by Wolfgang Grulke exploring 250 million years of geological history, the beautiful fossils that tell its story, and why Dorset and the Jurassica project are important in this context.

There will also be a display of the design models for Jurassica, an awe inspirinng prehistoric visitor attraction scheduled to be built under a glass dome in a Portland Quarry by 2021.

The Grange Hotel, Oborne, Nr SherborneContact: Karen Perryman
Telephone: 01935816494
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Thu 21 May
Starts 1930 (Doors open 1900)
Selma (Certificate 12A)

Milborne Port Movies, in conjunction with Somerset Moviola, are showing the film "Selma" (Certificate 12A)

Selma is the story of a movement.

The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a
dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition.

The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing
the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement.

Director Ava DuVernays SELMA tells the real story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that
forever altered history.

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Tickets (on the door) £5.50 each, no concessions.
Advance Tickets on sale from 5th May 2015 at Crackmore Garage, Wayne the Butcher and Village
Post Office. All tickets in advance are £5.00, no concessions.

Milborne Port Village Hall, Springfield Road, Milborne PortContact: Martin Lancaster
June 2015Event TitleLocationContact Details
Thu 18 June
Starts 1930 (Doors open 1900)
The Theory of Everything (Certificate 12A)

Milborne Port Moviola, in conjunction with Somerset Moviola, are showing the film "The Theory of Everything" (Certificate 12A)

Starring Eddie Redmayne ("Les Misérables") and Felicity Jones ("The Amazing Spider-Man 2"), this is the extraordinary story of one of the world's greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.

Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of - time.

Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed.

The film is based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh ("Man on Wire").

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Tickets (on the door) £5.50 each, no concessions.
Advance Tickets on sale from 1st June 2015 at Crackmore Garage, Wayne the Butcher and Village Post Office. All tickets in advance are £5.00, no concessions.

Milborne Port Village Hall, Springfield Road, Milborne PortContact: Martin Lancaster
Sat 20 June - Mon 22 JuneBlue Watch Walk- Raising Money for 'Time Is Precious'

On 20th June 2015 Eight firefighters will begin their walk from Acton fire station, London to Sherborne fire station. They will walk 120 miles within 48hours and arrive on Monday 22nd June. 

All money raised will go to 'Time Is Precious' who purchase equipment for Yeovil Childrens Ward. This equipment are items such as IPads, games, sensory equipment that cannot be purchased on the NHS but can make a, sometimes prolonged, stay slightly easier for the child patients and their families. The equipment supports development, education and rehabilitation. 

Please see the website by clicking on the link here for more information regarding the charity and please visit this website by clicking on this link if you would like to sponsor this event. Every small amount can make a massive difference.

Sherborne Fire StationContact: Claire Morgan
Telephone: 07772099101
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Sun 21 June
Cancer Research UK's Race for Life, Sherborne

Ladies, stand to attention!

It’s time for us to bring the fight to cancer at Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life!

Cancer is a common enemy that affects almost all of us in some way across our lifetime. Whether it is your own battle, or the battle of a loved one that fuels your determination to defeat cancer once and for all, we need you to join our Pink Army and help us to beat cancer sooner!

Join forces with our army of women and walk, run or charge the grounds of Sherborne Castle in our 5k event this June and help us show that hell hath no fury like a woman in pink.

Sign up either individually or as part of a group by clicking on this link that will take you to our events sign-up page

So come on ladies, let’s unite together to defy cancer. Join our Pink Army today!

The Race for Life is a non-competitive running event that can be entered by women of all ages. The race aims to raise money for the life-saving research carried out by Cancer Research UK into the treatment and prevention of all cancers.

Sherborne Castle DT9 5NRContact: Sophie Fox
Telephone: 07768793480
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July 2015Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 19 July
The Heritage Insurance 'Classics at the Castle'

This premier Classics, Sports and Supercar show celebrates its 12th year at Sherborne Castle with a feast of more than 1200 cars expected. The featured marque will be Lotus and there will be a new dedicated area for Customs, Hot Rods and American cars.

Sherborne Castle, Dorset, DT95NRContact: Stuart Annett
Telephone: 01460 77256
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Sat 25 July
Male Voice Choir Concert

This Concert featuring the Choirs of Avon and Somerset Constabulary and Dorset Police is being given in aid of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and "COPS" Care of Police Survivors.

Tickets are available at the following prices £15, £10, £7.50, and £5 (side aisles with limited view) from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre or if you click here you can also buy your ticket on-line - but please Note there is a booking fee that applies.

Sherborne AbbeyContact: Jeff Bloom or Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 01202 431556.
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August 2015Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 02 August - Sun 16 AugustSherborne Summer School of Music

Sherborne Summer School of Music held at Sherborne School is the ideal venue for adult musicians of all ages and abilities to meet in a friendly, supportive atmosphere where they can enhance their craft through the help of dedicated, internationally renowned teachers and performers.

Courses are available in all musical disciplines and include 4 choirs, 2 orchestras (chamber and symphony), wind ensemble, 4 conducting courses (2 orchestral plus wind and choral), masterclasses for piano, piano accompaniment and 2 for singers, mixed chamber music, jazz, a composers course and a pianting and drawing musicians course for artists.

Sherborne Summer School is where you immerse yourself in the luxury of dedicated music making with like-minded people. So why not join us - soak up the atmosphere, forge new friendships and play and sing beautiful music in the most perfect musical setting.

Sherborne SchoolContact: Sherborne Summer School of Music
Telephone: 01342 893963
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