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More details - Allington Strings Summer Concert
Allington Strings, under their new conductor, Mark Westwood, welcome Jonathan Delbridge as piano soloist in their summer concert at St Mary’s Church, Beaminster on the 10th of June 2018 at 3pm. Jonathan will be performing Haydn’s Piano Concert no. 11 in D major and Faure’s Eclogue.
St Mary’s church, Church St, Beaminster, Dorset
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Horn Park - Open Garden for NGS
Large, plantsmans garden with magnificent view to sea. Many rare and mature plants and shrubs in terraced, herbaceous, rock and water gardens. Woodland garden and walks in bluebell woods. Good autumn colouring. Wild flower meadow with 164 varieties incl orchids.
Horn Park, Beaminster
Wed 20 Jun

More details - Slape Manor - Open Garden for NGS
River valley garden with spacious lawns and primula fringed streams down to lake. Walk over the stream with magnificent hostas, gunneras and horizontal cryptomeria Japonica Elegans, and around the lake. Admire the mature wellingtonias, ancient wisterias, rhododendrons and planting around the house.
Slape Manor, Netherbury
Sun 27 May

More details - Braddocks - Open Garden for NGS
3 acres of plant-packed sloping gardens, conceived, planted and looked after by owner. ’A feast of a garden at all times of the year’. Wild flower meadows and water. Herbaceous, underplanted shrubs and roses of all types and hues. Shady woodland garden and fine mature specimen trees.
Braddocks, Bridport
Tue 12 Jun

More details - Corscombe Fest
Corscombe Fest - Fun and Music all day long Saturday 9th June 2018 1-8pm The Fest is a lovely traditional event, there is truly something for everyone. Set in the grounds of Corscombe Court with its Moat it’s a unique place for a day out. A superb family day out, the very best in the area.
Corscombe Court, Corscombe, Dorset
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Living Spit: One Man & His Cow - A Play, A Pie and A Pint!
A man. A cow. A shed load of trouble. Trevor loves Judy. Judy loves Trevor. They’re best mates. Trouble is, Trevor’s family don’t approve. They think that Trevor should leave his prize cow alone and get on with looking after his farm.
Drimpton Village Hall Chard Road Drimpton Beaminster
Thu 7 Jun

More details - Norwood House - Open Garden for NGS
Our garden is hidden away in a stunning West Dorset Valley surrounded by our small family estate. We started our landscaping adventure from scratch in 2011. Today the glorious purple, pink and white borders surround the house and lawn. Many varieties of geranium and other perennials, grasses, shrubs and a rockery.
Norwood House, Dorchester
Sun 17 Jun, Thu 21 Jun

More details - Grow, Connect and Nurture Eco Arts Woodland Club for girls
Eco Arts Woodland Workshops at Core Creative Education CIC for Girls are designed to encourage young teenage women to pause from their busy everyday lives to reconnect with the outdoors, with nature & with themselves.
Core Creative Education, Limemead Farm, Halstock Leigh, Nr Yeovil
Sat 23 Jun, Sat 14 Jul

More details - A Swedish Serenade
The Ulrike Eleonora Choir from Sweden, featuring soloists Roma Loukes, soprano and Mikael Onelius, tenor, accompanied by piano, violin and trumpet and conducted by Lennert Ericsson, will perform a concert of sacred and secular music to include Jubilate by Hovland and Laudate Dominum by Mozart.
St. Martin’s Church, Church Lane, North Perrott
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Rampisham Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Parking signed at village hall and in field opp church. This beautiful historic village hosts a wide variety of gardens with 8 hidden gems and several open for the first time, incl some large well established gardens and smaller cottage gardens.
Rampisham Gardens, Rampisham
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Henhayes Fete & Town Criers Competition
Town Crier Competition in the George Shopping Precinct in the morning. Henhayes Fete, in association with Crewkerne Branch of the Royal British Legion. Activities; bar; food; live music; stalls; chainsaw woodcarving; classic military vehicles, Fire services demonstration.
Henhayes, Crewkerne
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Bridport Ceilidhs, Sat 2nd June
For the first time at Bridport Ceilidhs, local band "Up and Running" paired with the experienced caller Sibby. A fun evening’s dancing, no experience or partner required, all dances will be walked and talked through and called throughout.
Church House (St Marys) Hall, South Street, Bridport
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Chideock Manor - Open Garden for NGS
6/7 acres of formal and informal gardens. Bog garden beside stream and series of ponds. Yew hedges and mature trees. Lime and crab apple walks, herbaceous borders, colourful rose and clematis arches, fernery and nuttery. Walled vegetable garden and orchard. Woodland and lakeside walks. Fine views.
Chideock Manor, Bridport
Sat 23 Jun and Sun 24 Jun

More details - Stable Court - Open Garden for NGS
This exuberant garden was begun in 2010. Extending to about 1½ acres, it is naturalistic in style with a shrubbery, gravel garden, wild garden and pond where many trees have been planted. Overflowing with roses scrambling up trees, over hedges and walls.
Stable Court, Dorchester
Wed 6 Jun, Sun 10 Jun

More details - Pizza Making Workshop
Join us for a pizza making workshop at Forde Abbey, where you’ll be rolling up your sleeves and having a go yourself. Pizzas will be cooked in our wood-fired oven so bring willing hands and an appetite! £10 per person (Children must be over 5 and accompanied by an adult).
Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset
Tue 29 May, Thu 31 May

More details - Frankham Farm - Open Garden for NGS
3½ acre garden, created since 1960 by the late Jo Earle for yr-round interest. This large and lovely garden is filled with a wide variety of well grown plants, roses, unusual labelled shrubs and trees from around the world. Productive vegetable garden. Climbers cover the walls.
Frankham Farm, Sherborne
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum Whitsun half Term Quiz Time!
This Whitsun Half Term take part in our special quiz and test your knowledge on popular culture, all entries will be put into a prize draw! Visit Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum with fun for all the family.
Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum, 1 South St, Montacute
Today to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Montacute House -  Spring escapades
Take the challenge of St Michael’s hill by climbing to the top for one of the best views of Somerset. Explore St Michaels Hill, steeped in wildlife and history. Pick up a trail from reception. Booking Not Needed. Children love to run and explore. Dogs on leads welcome.
Montacute House, Montacute
Today to Sat 30 Jun

More details - Montacute House - 'Elizabeth of Bohemia: the Winter Queen'
New for the Long Gallery 2018 open season. for 2018 the National Portrait Gallery’s special exhibition will be ’Elizabeth of Bohemia : the Winter Queen’ and will feature contemporary portraits of this fascinating woman and those connected to her. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Montacute House, Montacute
Today to Mon 9 Jul

More details - Montacute House - Outside Theatre  - The Importance of Being Earnest
Everybody loves Ernest. In fact, Cecily and Gwendolen are both engaged to Ernest. The only trouble is, Ernest doesn’t exist. Or does he...' This energetic and musical production from the critically-acclaimed Pantaloons’ infuses Wilde’s witty words with sn. Booking Advisable.
Montacute House, Montacute
Fri 22 Jun

More details - Montacute House - Historical Dancing
Watch and join in if you wish with a costumed display of Elizabethan dancing. Booking Not Needed.
Montacute House, Montacute
Sat 23 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Mon 6 Aug

More details - Bristol Old Vic Theatre School: The Mill on the Floss
Brought up at Dorlcote Mill, Maggie Tulliver worships her brother Tom and is desperate to win the approval of her parents, but her passionate, wayward nature and her fierce intelligence bring her into constant conflict with her family.
Frampton Village Hall Frampton Dorchester
Wed 20 Jun

More details - The Portraits, Kadia, Saskia Griffiths Moore at Petherton Folk Fest
Headliners are The Portraits, whose upbeat, worldly songs call for unity in these turbulent times and whose Jo Cox tribute song was described by Clare Balding (BBC Radio 2’s Good Morning Sunday show) as “So Beautiful, So Powerful” during their live session and interview in 2017.
David Hall Roundwell Street South Petherton
Sat 16 Jun

Your Spiritual Health Programme More details - Your Spiritual Health Programme
Marilyn Upton leads this wonderful nine- part Meditation programme by Dr William Bloom. Once a month on a Saturday afternoon. William says: "This programme can improve your physical, emotional and psychological health. It can reduce stress and anxiety, and bring your body back into a state of healthy balance.
NINE SPRINGS NATURAL HEALTH CENTRE YEOVIL
Sat 23 Jun
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More details - Move over Mrs Markham
Civic players present this hilarious comedy, Move Over Mrs Markham. ’Philip Markham, is asked by his business partner, Henry Lodge, if he can borrow the flat for the evening to gallivant with his latest girlfriend. As Philip and his wife will be out, he reluctantly agrees.
Swan Theatre, Park Street, Yeovil
Today

More details - a-ha Electric Summer 2018 Tour
Iconic Norwegian trio a-ha are bringing their Electric Summer Tour 2018 to Yeovil with special guests OMD and The Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey
Huish Park, Lufton Way, Yeovil
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Summer of Steps 2018 Tour
There is no greater pop comeback than Steps! The iconic pop group have returned to claim their crown. The Summer of Steps 2018 tour includes a concert at Huish Park, Yeovil on Sunday 10 June with special guests Aqua and Blue.
Huish Park, Lufton Way, Yeovil
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Mary Anning Day
Emerald Ant in the museum playing Anning and the scientists characters (all day) Jurassic CSI (12 to 4 pm) - an activity based around a criminal investigation in the Learning Centre. Our visitors will be able to look at fossil remains, and help work out who the killer, the predator was!
Bridge Street, Lyme Regis Dorset
Today

More details - Littlebredy Walled Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
1 acre walled garden on S-facing slopes of Bride River Valley. Herbaceous borders, riverside rose walk, lavender beds and potager vegetable and cut flower gardens. Original Victorian glasshouses, one under renovation.
Littlebredy Walled Gardens, Littlebredy
Tue 19 Jun, Tue 26 Jun

More details - Dorset Street Food Festival
STREET FOOD WAREHOUSE COMES TO DORSET! Register your FREE ticket here: www.streetfoodwarehouse.co.uk/events/dorset-street-food-festival/ Dorset Street Food Festival is coming to Lyme Regis for a glorious bank holiday weekend of fantastic fresh food and delicious drinks!
Marine Parade, Lyme Regis
Today to Mon 28 May

More details - Evening of Mediumship with Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt - Chard
Evening of Mediumship with Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is currently touring the UK with Psychic / Mediumship Evenings.
The Guildhall Fore Street Chard
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Little Cliff - Open Garden for NGS
S-facing seaward, Little Cliff looks out over spectacular views of Lyme Bay. Spacious garden sloping down hillside through series of garden rooms where visual treats unfold. Vibrant herbaceous borders incl hot garden and bog garden intermingled with mature specimen trees, shrubs and wall climbers.
Little Cliff, Lyme Regis
Thu 7 Jun, Sun 10 Jun

More details - Nightjar night walk
Help with the Rangers’ nightjar survey Learn about these mythical nocturnal birds and discover where they got their nickname ’goatsucker’! Bring a torch and warm clothes. Walking uneven ground. No dogs.
Trinity Hill Local Nature Reserve, Trinity Hill Road, nr Axminster
Tue 12 Jun

Dave Martin’s Jabbo Five at Martock Church More details - Dave Martin's Jabbo Five at Martock Church
Dave Martin is a well-known New Orlean-style jazz band leader in the West Country. As well as the Jabbo Five, he leads the 6-piece City Steam Jazz Band from Exeter.
Martock Parish Church, Church St, Martock
Thu 21 Jun
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More details - East Lambrook Manor Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
The quintessential English cottage garden created by C20 gardening legend Margery Fish. Plantsman’s paradise with old-fashioned and contemporary plants grown in a relaxed and informal manner to create an extraordinary garden of great beauty and charm.
East Lambrook Manor Gardens, East Lambrook
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Tintinhull Garden - Silent Space at Tintinhull Garden
Take the time to enjoy the beauty surrounding you at Tintinhull Garden, without the interruption of modern life distractions. Silent Space is an initiative encouraging people to connect with nature and their surroundings.
Tintinhull Garden, Farm Street, Tintinhull, Yeovil,
Mon 28 May, Wed 30 May, Mon 4 Jun, Wed 6 Jun, Mon 11 Jun, Wed 13 Jun, Mon 18 Jun, Wed 20 Jun, Mon 25 Jun, Wed 27 Jun, Mon 2 Jul, Wed 4 Jul, Mon 9 Jul, Wed 11 Jul

More details - Open Garden in Aid of St Margaret's Hospice - Chardleigh Green
The Stables, Chardleigh Green, is a small English garden of about a third of an acre, with lovely views looking towards the Windwhistle hills, and a small vegetable area with a centre piece water fountain. Small topiary bushes are scattered around with a large patio overlooking the garden
The Stables, Chardleigh Green, Chard
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Barrington Court - Paint a hand cut springtime wooden shape
Make up your own design and paint a hand cut wooden decoration. There will be a selection of shapes for you to choose from. Come along if you fancy doing something a bit different; this is a fun and relaxing activity that all the family can enjoy. Booking Not Needed. Children are very welcome.
Barrington Court, Barrington, near Ilminster
Today to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Barrington Court - Wildlife Days
Join us for our wildlife days - lots of outdoor fun for all the family. There will be wildlife crafts and a variety of hands-on activities with the Somerset Wildlife Trust, Wildlfowl & Wetlands Trust, Somerset Moth Group, Bumblebee Conservation Trust and others. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Barrington Court, Barrington, near Ilminster
Tue 29 May to Fri 1 Jun

More details - Barrington Court - Jazz on the Lawn
Our popular Jazz on the Lawn event is relaxed fun for everyone. Come along on either Saturday or Sunday, bring a picnic and something to sit on and enjoy some footstomping jazz tunes. This will be a perfect afternoon of jazz music on Barrington Court’s south lawn.
Barrington Court, Barrington, near Ilminster
Sat 16 Jun and Sun 17 Jun

More details - River Cottage Food Fair 2018
The Food Fair is a real family occasion and ALL under 16s can come for free. It is packed full of activities and family fun - from chef demos, artisan food stalls, kids’ workshops, talks and live music, to garden and foraging tours.
River Cottage HQ Park Farm Trinity Hill Road
Today and Sun 27 May

More details - Cerne Abbas Open Gardens
For the 43rd time Cerne Abbas is welcoming visitors to its Open Gardens. The proceeds will benefit the Cerne Valley Scout Group and the Dorset County Hospital Cancer Appeal. About 25 private gardens which are normally hidden from view will be open.
Village of Cerne Abbas
Sat 16 Jun and Sun 17 Jun

More details - Open Garden Breach
Set in over three acres this majestic woodland garden has partially under planted rhododendrons, camellia and hydrangeas.
Shute Road, Kilmington, Axminster
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Sherborne Open Gardens in aid of St Margaret's Hospice
8 Beautiful gardens will be opening their gates in aid of St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice , from tucked away courtyards to green secret spaces.
Various locations in Sherborne
Sun 10 Jun

More details - WESCA Exhibition in Sherborne
An exciting exhibition of painting, photographs, sculpture and ceramics by members of Wessex Contemporary Arts, featuring work by Elizabeth Adam, Aleathea Lillitos, Kevin O’ Brien, Justin Orwin, Louise Roll , Jo Saurin and Helen Simpson with samples of work by other members of the group.
Viva Comida, Swan Yard, Cheap Street, Sherborne
Today to Sun 10 Jun

More details - Laughing Water - Open Garden for NGS
½ acre+ garden hidden behind Grade II listed house (not open). A mature garden, remodelled since 2011, it reflects the owner’s love of flowers and foliage with sweeping grass paths through mixed beds of shrubs, herbaceous perennials, annuals and bulbs. Floriferous from early spring through to autumn frosts.
Laughing Water, Yeovil
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Isle Abbotts Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Historic village dating from Saxon times, located on edge of Somerset Levels with many thatched stone cottages. C13 Grade I listed church is described as ’The Jewel in the Crown of Somerset Churches’. Open church tower. 3 well-established unique gardens with many exquisite herbaceous borders.
Isle Abbotts Gardens, nr Ilminster
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - Stockland Fair
The ancient village of Stockland is the setting for this glorious one-day traditional family oriented English fair originally granted by King Henry III to the Manor of Stockland in 1252.
Stockland Fair, Stockland Victory Hall, Stockland, HONITON, Devon, Devon
Mon 28 May

More details - Step Out for Stroke, Dorchester
Join us and the thousands of people across the UK this spring who will be ‘Stepping Out’ and walking to make a difference for everyone affected by stroke in your local community.
Borough Gardens, Dorchester
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Brownsea Island - WW1 Guided Walk
A free guided walk that explores Brownsea’s WW1 connections in this special centenary year. Take a tour around the island and discover it’s significance during WW1 with one of our expert volunteers. Booking Essential. Phone: 0344 249 1895.
Brownsea Island
Fri 1 Jun, Fri 6 Jul

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