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October 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 21 October - Sun 22 October
Autumn Colours Weekend

Reduced price entry to the gardens. Explore acres of impressive gardens beside the lake and witness the spectacular autumn colours all around you. Entry costs £4.

Sherborne Castle.Telephone: 01935 812072
Sat 21 OctoberPhotographic Project Open Day

Residents are invited to bring photographs in to the Centre so that they can be scanned.

Somerset & Dorset Family History Society, The Parade, SherborneContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 01935 389611
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Tue 24 October
Historical Society Talk

Gen. Sir Richard McCreery: Last Great Cavalryman will give the talk tonight.  McCreery, one of the great soldiers of WWII, had a close association with Sherborne.  

Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
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Tue 24 OctoberArts Buffet

Get messy and creative at this art and craft workshop for families with primary school age children. 

There are two sessions inthe day - 10am-12noon.  1:30pm-3:30pm.

Digby Hall, Sherborne.Telephone: 01935 815899
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Thu 26 October - Sun 29 OctoberSherborne International Film Festival

A wide selection of World Cinema to chose from including:- Julieta, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Lamb, Omar, Frantz, Neruda, The Salesman, Tanna, and more.

Tickets from Sherborne TIC. All films £6, Reception and opening night screening £10, - 10 tickets £40.

Powell Theatre, Abbey Rd, SherborneContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
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Fri 27 October
Going Batty for Halloween

East Dorset Bat Rescue are back with their bats to help us celebrate Halloween and learn more about these fascinating little creatures. Free event.

Sherborne Museum, Church Lane.Telephone: 01935 812252
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Sat 28 October
10am - 12pm
The Big Bibic Bake Off

Much loved Great British Bake Off contestant and Cake Whisperer Val Stones is joining us for a very special Big bibic Bake Off event at family friendly Vida Comida in Sherborne, today.

A retired headmistress with a fondness for talking to her cakes, Val is the perfect baker for us to partner with. Val’s passion for baking is infectious and magical.

Val will be with us from 10am-12pm. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to meet Val whilst supporting a great cause.

There will be fun for all the family, games, raffle prizes, a cake auction and BBBO goodies to buy.

Fancy sharing your baking passion with us? Take part in our #bibicshowstopper competition on the day. Val will be judging entries, all ages welcome!

Tickets will be £5 per adult (no advance purchase) to include a delicious cake and hot drink. Donations for children please. All proceeds to bibic – you will help change children’s lives.

Val has also kindly donated her Virtuous Cake recipe to the Big bibic Bake Off. Find the secrets to Val’s delicious and nutritious recipe in your free fundraising pack.  ORDER YOUR PACK TODAY from the website.  Limited spaces left.

Vida ComidaContact: Molly Johnston
Telephone: 01458253344
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Sat 28 October
10am to 5pm
Creepy Halloween Fun at The Toy Barn

Join us on Saturday 28th October for our first ever Creepy Halloween Fun sessions. The Reptile Ranch will be demonstrating some of their snakes, iguanas, lizards and other creepy crawlies. The children will also be able to handle some of the animals if they want!

The ticket includes a pumpkin sourced from Sherborne Market Fruit and Veg and a free carving kit. We look forward to seeing who can carve the spookiest pumpkin!

There will also be face painting and garland making and children can come in fancy dress is they want.

Families will also be able to enjoy play time on our climbing frames, swings, trampolines and wendy houses.

There will be tea and coffee on sale for the grown ups.

There are three sessions planned 10am to 12pm, 12.30 to 2.30pm and 3.00pm to 5.00pm. Places are limited so book online today at! Please specify which session your child will take part in when booking your tickets. Please arrive 15-20 minutes before the session begins.

Recommended Age is 4 years +.

Blackmarsh Farm, Sherborne, DT9 4JXContact: The Toy Barn
Telephone: 01935 815040
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November 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Thu 02 November
6pm - 8pm
Leweston Bonfire and Fireworks Display



Gates open from 6pm. Fireworks at 7pm.

A family event open to all.  Come and enjoy our bonfire, with a spectacular fireworks display provided by Imperial Lotus Limited.  There will also be food, refreshments and a sweet stall! 

To book please visit

Admission prices: Adults £5, children £3




Leweston Bonfire
Leweston Bonfire poster
Leweston School, Sherborne, DT9 6ENContact: Events Coordinator
Telephone: 01963211011
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Sat 04 November
Mediaeval Masons and Tumbling Towers

Blackmore Vale and Yeovil NT Association presents a talk by Pam White (NT Corfe Castle).
A translation from the Latin of the Exchequers Accounts of Edward I has given us quite detailed information about the castle build from 1280 - 94. This, together with the access afforded by the recent conservation work, has fuelled our curiosity about both the castle build and subsequent 'home improvements'.  It's an exciting time to be involved with such an iconic building.

Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AAContact: Elizabeth Gowers
Telephone: 01935 425 383
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Sat 04 NovemberEvents Crew - Sherborne Castle Fireworks!

This year is our 38th Annual Sherborne Castle Fireworks Event.

Gates open and Entertainment featuring the cast of Cinderella from the Octagon Theatre from 5pm.

Bonfire is at 7.00pm and Fireworks at 7.30.

There will be Refreshments/ food and live music from ‘Headland’.


Adult- £8.00
Children (5-16) and Senior Citizens: £6.00 - Under 5’s: Free and Car Parking: £4.00

Tickets from Sherborne TIC. 25% off before November.

Sherborne CastleContact: Events Crew
Telephone: 01963364399
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Sun 05 NovemberClassic and Vintage Car Auction

Two classic cars, an Austin Healey 100/6 and a Jensen 541R made just a few months apart, offer the opportunity for enthusiasts to choose between a gentleman’s express or a sports car for the hairy chested at the Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage cars on Sunday 5th November.

Please click on the attached PDF to read the full details.

Two classic cars, an Austin Healey 100/6 and a Jensen 541R
The Royal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet.Contact: Matthew Whitney
Telephone: 01935 812277
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Wed 15 November

Join Saba Douglas-Hamilton, the highly acclaimed elephant conservationist and wildlife TV presenter of This Wild Life and Big Cat Diaries for an evening of exciting animal stories and intimate behind the scenes tales of life in Kenya with her young family.

Octagon TheatreContact: Octagon Theatre
Telephone: 01935 422884
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Thu 16 November - Fri 17 NovemberCharterhouse Auction

The Charterhouse two day November auction includes an early Victorian silver tea set.

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

Sherborne auctioneers Charterhouse are also selling six of the world famous Royal Signals Motorcycle Display Team Triumph motorcycles in todays auction.

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

Silver Tea Service
The White Helmets motorcycles
The Long Street Salerooms, SherborneContact: Richard Bromell or Justine Jackson
Telephone: 01935 812277
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December 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 02 December
Christmas Concert by The Trinity Entertainers

Blackmore Vale and Yeovil NT Association presents The Trinity Entertainers who will get the Christmas season off to a festive start.

Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AAContact: Elizabeth Gowers
Telephone: 01935 425 383
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Sun 10 December
9.00am - 2.00pm
Santa Dash 2017 - St. Margaret's Hospice

The Santa Dash is a festive and fun-filled event aimed at runners, non-runners, families, work teams – in fact, just about anyone! It's a great way to get into the Christmas spirit while helping to raise vital funds for your local hospice.

Please visit our website to book your tickets now.

Yeovil Country Park, BA20 1QZContact: Victoria Poole
Telephone: 01935 709157
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Fri 15 December - Sat 16 December
7.30pm start.
Christmas Concert Under Concorde

Join the HMS Heron Volunteer Band for the hugely popular annual Christmas Concerts Under Concorde. The concert features several classics and some festive numbers for the occasion.

By popular demand the event will be split over two evenings on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th of December 2017 - 7.30pm start.

Tickets to the event will be launched on the 1st of August 2017 are £15 each and include a mince pie and mulled wine on arrival. Refreshments and a Cash Bar will be available during the mid session interval.

Fleet Air Arm MuseumTelephone: 01935 840565
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January 2018Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 06 January
The Queen’s Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard

Blackmore Vale and Yeovil NT Association presents a talk by Shaun McCormack.

Shaun will entertain us with a descriptive talk on how he became a Yeoman, what it entailed and how the Queen’s Bodyguard came into existence.

Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AAContact: Elizabeth Gowers
Telephone: 01935 425 383
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February 2018Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 03 February
T E Lawrence: his life & friends in Dorset

Blackmore Vale and Yeovil NT Association presents a talk by Susan Vincent (Member of the Lawrence Society).

Susan's talk will cover the time T E Lawrence spent in Dorset from 1923 to his death in 1935. She will focus on his time as Private Shaw at the Army Barracks in Bovington, why he bought Clouds Hill nearby and who he had as visitors there, and his closest friends in Dorset, who included Thomas Hardy and his wife.

Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AAContact: Elizabeth Gowers
Telephone: 01935 425 383
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March 2018Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 10 March
The Remarkable Trees at Stourhead

Blackmore Vale and Yeovil NT Association will hold its AGM @ 2.30pm at the Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne.  After tea and cake there will be a talk by Emily Utgren (NT Stourhead).

Tree care is core to a lot of the work at Stourhead, ensuring that there are young trees preparing to be magnificent one day. They are currently re-visiting the past to explain why Stourhead was built and how it was conserved since the 1700 to make the estate we see today.

Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AAContact: Elizabeth Gowers
Telephone: 01935 425 383
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