Friday September 4, 2015

What's On in and around Shaftesbury

Events

Today to 2 Oct 2015 - by distance

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Heritage Open Day: ’Grow Your Own Heritage’ Shaftesbury Abbey lies at the heart of town’s heritage. Founded by Alfred the Great in 888 it became the most important Benedictine nunnery in the land. Destroyed by Henry VIII, the... View more details - Grow Your Own Heritage
Shaftesbury Abbey Museum &Gardens;, Park Walk, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8JR
Sat 12 Sep

One of the largest Heavy Horse events in the South West, the annual Wessex Heavy Horse Show and Country Fayre typically draws forty or more entries. It features the West of England In Hand and Harness Championships, the culmination of several... View more details - Wessrx Heavy Horse Show and Country Fayre
Gillingham and Shaftesbury Showground Dorset SP7 9PN
Sun 27 Sep

Consisting of cellist Rebecca Hepplewhite and organist Julian Collings, the Svyati Duo takes their name from their first collaboration as cellist and conductor in a performance of Sir John Tavener’s masterpiece Svyati for choir and cello solo.... View more details - Svyati Duo in Concert
Gillingham Methodist Church, High St, Gillingham, Dorset SP8 4AG
Fri 11 Sep

Professor Ian Tracey is Organist Titulaire at Liverpool Cathedral and also Organist to the City of Liverpool. He is no stranger to GMC, having entertained us on numerous occasions before with his inimitable brand of consummate musicianship and... View more details - Prof. Ian Tracey in Concert
Gillingham Methodist Church, High St, Gillingham, Dorset SP8 4AG
Wed 30 Sep

Brand new for 2015 – Presented by Phil Walker, The Story Of Guitar Heroes is a live concert style ’rockumentary’, paying homage to some of the greatest guitar heroes of all time! The show takes you on a journey through the decades from the first... View more details - The Story Of Guitar Heroes
The Exchange, Old Market Hill, Sturminster Newon, Dorset DT10 1FH
Sat 5 Sep

Well known mature garden for all seasons planted round stone cottage with many interesting plants, bulbs, shrubs, herbaceous border and shrub roses. Attractive walk to woodland garden with far reaching views across Blackmore Vale. New stream and... View more details - Chiffchaffs - Open Garden for NGS
Chiffchaffs, Gillingham, Dorset SP8 5BY
Sun 20 Sep

Romantic garden with acid-loving mature trees and shrubs in secluded valley on Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire border where tributary of R Stour cascades into the lake. Late summer herbaceous borders with abundant colour and over 40 salvias. Enjoy... View more details - Pen Mill Farm - Open Garden for NGS
Pen Mill Farm, Wincanton, Somerset BA9 8NF
Sat 5 Sep

Romantic garden with acid-loving mature trees and shrubs in secluded valley on Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire border where tributary of R Stour cascades into the lake. Late summer herbaceous borders with abundant colour and over 40 salvias. Enjoy... View more details - Pen Mill Farm - Open Garden for NGS
Pen Mill Farm, Wincanton, Somerset BA9 8NF
Sun 6 Sep

The Scraptors are a group of West Country artists, specialising in sculpture using recycled materials. This exciting project, funded by the Heritage Lottery, takes you on a journey around the Stourhead estate. Discover three sculptures each... View more details - Stourhead - Scraptors Sculpture Trail - 'Stourhead will never forget'
Stourhead, Stourhead Estate Office, Stourton, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 6QD
Today to Wed 30 Sep

Pull on your boots and join local bushcraft instructor Greg Power for a day exploring the ancient Stourhead woods. Discover the natural treats the spring time forest provides, and the skills needed to prepare them safely. With Greg’s expertise... View more details - Stourhead - A Day in the Woods - Hedgerow Harvest
Stourhead, Stourhead Estate Office, Stourton, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 6QD
Wed 16 Sep

Help support Stourhead’s fundraising appeal to restore the garden structures whilst enjoying a selection of paintings and drawings created by the Stourhead staff and volunteer team. This exhibition will showcase a diverse range of styles, and... View more details - Stourhead - Photography & Art Exhibition
Stourhead, Stourhead Estate Office, Stourton, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 6QD
Sat 19 Sep to Sun 27 Sep

Don’t miss this guided tour of the woodland, it’s the last of the year. Booking Essential. Phone: 01747 841152. Dogs on leads welcome. View more details - Stourhead - Wild Walks
Stourhead, Stourhead Estate Office, Stourton, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 6QD
Fri 25 Sep

To celebrate Friendship Month in September, the Oddfellows are again providing a High Tea, containing sandwiches and cake, served with music from local musicians in an acoustic and friendly atmosphere. There will also be a raffle in aid of the... View more details - Folksy High Tea
Henstridge Village Hall, Henstridge, Somerset BA8 0QB
Sun 27 Sep

Widely recognised as "THE" National Heritage Show as well as being regarded as the leading show of its type in the World. The spectacle covers an enormous showground, at over 600 acres being one of Europe’s largest outdoor event locations. You... View more details - Great Dorset Steam Fair
South Down, Tarrant Hinton, Blandford, Dorset, DT11 8HX
Today to Sun 6 Sep

Heritage Open Day: Blandford Forum’s cemetery chapel was built in 1855 and is an important surviving example of both an unaltered early cemetery chapel and of Anglican church design in mid-nineteenth Century Dorset. It was vandalised by an... View more details - Blandford Forum Cemetery Chapel
, Salisbury Road, Blandford Forum Dorset DT11 7UX
Thu 10 Sep and Fri 11 Sep



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