Calendar

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Aug 18 @ 11:00 Marsh & Ham Car Park, Blandford Forum
Note: This walk meets at Durdens Corner, Scrivens, 9 Market Place. Discover some of the history of the unique Georgian town of Blandford Forum with guides from the Blandford and District Civic Society. All walks[...]
Aug 20 @ 19:15 – 22:00 Village Hall
Okeford Fitzpaine Short Mat Bowls Club meets at the Village Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Aug 22 @ 09:30 Village Hall
Exercise classes for all ages and abilities. The 09:30 session is for Total Body Conditioning. The 10:30 session focuses more on Tums, Balance and Stretching. £5 each session, or both for £8. Qualified trainer.  
Aug 22 @ 10:00 – 17:00 Springhead, Fontmell Magna
The beautiful lakeside gardens at Springhead will be open all day to visitors, with morning and afternoon story-telling for children. Visitors will be able to wander round the formal and informal gardens, and buy teas,[...]
Aug 22 @ 19:00 The Exchange
Aug 22 @ 19:15 – 22:00 Village Hall
Okeford Fitzpaine Short Mat Bowls Club meets at the Village Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Aug 23 @ 10:30 The Exchange
3D Sculptures with Darrell Wakelam Get ready for lots of cutting, sticking, paper mache and collage if you’d like to create 3D models of Goldfinches. Darrell is a very inspiring and exciting children’s workshop leader[...]
Aug 24 @ 10:30 – 12:30 Village Hall, Okeford Fitzpaine
Our ‘Mud Pie’ pop-up cafe is at the village hall every Saturday when the hall is not in use for another event. There you will find delicious home-made cakes, bacon rolls, a selection of drinks[...]
Aug 27 @ 19:15 – 22:00 Village Hall
Okeford Fitzpaine Short Mat Bowls Club meets at the Village Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Aug 29 @ 09:30 Village Hall
Exercise classes for all ages and abilities. The 09:30 session is for Total Body Conditioning. The 10:30 session focuses more on Tums, Balance and Stretching. £5 each session, or both for £8. Qualified trainer.  
Aug 29 @ 19:15 – 22:00 Village Hall
Okeford Fitzpaine Short Mat Bowls Club meets at the Village Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Aug 31 @ 10:30 – 12:30 Village Hall, Okeford Fitzpaine
Our ‘Mud Pie’ pop-up cafe is at the village hall every Saturday when the hall is not in use for another event. There you will find delicious home-made cakes, bacon rolls, a selection of drinks[...]
Sep 4 all-day Shillingstone Station
IS IT Wheely Wednesday? Ride your bike.. get fresh air.. have a chat.. coffee shop.. back by lunch.. £2 Join me on the 1st Wednesday of each month.. on North Dorset Trailway.. at Shillingstone Old[...]
Sep 6 @ 12:30 Village Hall
Our ‘First Friday’ Lunches are becoming very popular. They include two courses of home cooked food and tea/coffee. Please let us know if you intend to come so we can buy in and prepare the[...]
Sep 6 @ 19:30 The Exchange
ONE NIGHT IN DUBLIN will come to Sturminster Newton where The Wild Murphys will set up Murphy’s Pub, guaranteeing one glorious night of high-energy Irish Music and more than a little bit of Irish Craic.[...]
Sep 7 all-day County Showground, Dorchester
For over 175 years Dorchester Agricultural Society has celebrated agriculture and rural life within the county of Dorset. The first exhibition was held in 1840 and this has now developed in to the two day[...]
Sep 8 all-day County Showground, Dorchester
For over 175 years Dorchester Agricultural Society has celebrated agriculture and rural life within the county of Dorset. The first exhibition was held in 1840 and this has now developed in to the two day[...]
Sep 11 @ 19:00 Village Hall, Fontmell Magna
Sep 11 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Demonstration by Elizabeth Witcombe Sturminster Newton Floral Group usually meets on the second Wednesday of every month. We meet in The Exchange at 7:30 pm and all are welcome. Contact numbers for any enquiries are[...]
Sep 13 @ 19:00 Gold Hill Farm, Child Okeford
A modernized retelling of “MacBeth” set in 1970s suburban Pennsylvania. Joe McBeth, an unambitious hamburger stand employee, is driven to success by his scheming wife. Directed by William Morrisette, 2001
Sep 14 @ 13:00 Marsh & Ham Car Park, Blandford Forum
This Dorset Architectural Heritage Week Walk is free of charge! Discover some of the history of the unique Georgian town of Blandford Forum with guides from the Blandford and District Civic Society. All walks start[...]
Sep 15 @ 11:00 Marsh & Ham Car Park, Blandford Forum
This Dorset Architectural Heritage Week Walk is free of charge! Discover some of the history of the unique Georgian town of Blandford Forum with guides from the Blandford and District Civic Society. All walks start[...]
Sep 20 @ 19:30 The Exchange
The concert will see the accomplished live performer present songs from the album including lead single Sensational and the epic album opener Dance In The Hurricane alongside instantly recognisable classics from her revered catalogue of[...]
Oct 2 all-day Shillingstone Station
IS IT Wheely Wednesday? Ride your bike.. get fresh air.. have a chat.. coffee shop.. back by lunch.. £2 Join me on the 1st Wednesday of each month.. on North Dorset Trailway.. at Shillingstone Old[...]
Oct 3 @ 12:00 Springhead, Fontmell Magna
Springhead is delighted to be hosting a lunch with local charity SERO, which is based in Sturminster Newton and raises money for local causes. Welcome drinks and canapes will be served on arrival at 12,[...]
Oct 4 @ 19:30 The Exchange
JEREMY VINE – WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?! Jeremy Vine is one of the UK’s most successful broadcasters. In more than thirty years at the BBC, he’s presented Newsnight, Panorama, Crimewatch, Eggheads and Points[...]
Oct 5 @ 19:30 The Exchange
SHOWADDYWADDY have long been established as Europe’s most successful ever exponents of retro-inspired rock & roll. The record simply speaks for itself! 23 Top 40 hit singles, including 10 Top 5 hits “Under The Moon[...]
Oct 9 @ 19:00 Village Hall, Fontmell Magna
Oct 9 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Workshop with Allison Finch Sturminster Newton Floral Group usually meets on the second Wednesday of every month. We meet in The Exchange at 7:30 pm and all are welcome. Contact numbers for any enquiries are[...]
Oct 10 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Stonehenge is Britain’s most famous ancient monument, an extraordinary and enigmatic structure attracting over 1.4 million visitors a year. Archaeologist, writer and broadcaster Julian Richards will explain its sophisticated architecture and show how it has[...]
Oct 11 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Enjoy the songs of the Queen and King of country music – Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door and get ready for a night in the company[...]
Oct 12 @ 19:30 The Exchange
GO NOW! The Music of The Moody Blues is an opportunity for fans to experience this timeless music live, in a tribute to… The Greatest Classic Rock Band of a Generation – recently inducted into[...]
Oct 14 @ 19:00 Village Hall, Leigh
Oct 22 @ 19:00 Village Hall, Marnhull
Oct 25 @ 19:00 Village Hall, East Stour
Oct 25 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Wayne Denton fronts this live concert. Faithfully recreating the songs, atmosphere and evoking memories of the era in his own inimitable style. Interspersed with humour and audience participation, faithfully recreating and delivering all the hits[...]
Oct 26 @ 19:30 The Exchange
More than three decades on, the threesome have retained their beauty, their sparkling choreography and their precise vocal qualities. Today, the line-up consists of Valerie Holiday, Helen Scott and Freddie Pool. Join them for their[...]
Oct 27 @ 02:00
Don’t forget to put your clocks back to GMT.
Nov 2 @ 19:30 The Exchange
JTQ The James Taylor Quartet Lead by Hammond organ-guru, James Taylor, JTQ stands with one foot planted in 2019, and other, just as firmly, somewhere south of the 1970s. For more than 25 years, The[...]
Nov 6 all-day Shillingstone Station
IS IT Wheely Wednesday? Ride your bike.. get fresh air.. have a chat.. coffee shop.. back by lunch.. £2 Join me on the 1st Wednesday of each month.. on North Dorset Trailway.. at Shillingstone Old[...]
Nov 8 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Join Britain’s most popular soprano for a delightful evening of song, reminiscences and chat. Accompanied by, and in conversation with, Anna Tilbrook Lesley’s behind-the-scenes stories and anecdotes will give audiences a unique insight into her[...]
Nov 9 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Captivating singer Kate Dimbleby joins Bristol’s favourite comedy theatre troupe Living Spit to reimagine Homer’s classic work. The Odyssey, one of the supreme works of western literature, tells of Odysseus’ 10-year journey home from the[...]
Nov 13 @ 19:00 Village Hall, Fontmell Magna