Thursday 28 June
Julia Harbutt cheese expert & author will be at Furleigh Estate at 7pm for an entertaining & educational evening of local artisan cheeses paired with Furleigh Estate wines. Tickets £25 from furleighestate.co.uk, Furleigh Estate, Salway Ash, Bridport, DT6 5JF, Tel:01308488991.
Saturday 30 June
Walk Though a Marshwood Vale Flower Meadow A walk between Babers Farm and Valehouse meadow followed by picnic lunch, 10.30am – 12.30pm, meet at Babers Farm, grid ref. SY 384 988, (near DT6 5PZ). Tel. Nick Gray: 07824 438974. Suggested donation of £2 (£3 for non-members) www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk.
Bridport & West Dorset Rambling Club 7.5 mile walk from Minterne Magna. Upcerne, Cerne Abbas, Little Minterne Hill, Lyons Head Farm. 10.30am start. No dogs. All welcome. Please call 01308 898002.
Sat 30 June – Sun 1 July
Opening for the NGS charities the garden at Lower Abbotts Wootton Farm, Whitchurch Canonicorum, DT6 6NL (six miles west of Bridport) Open 2pm – 5pm. Adm £4, children free. Home-made teas available. Dogs on short leads welcome. See www.ngs.org.uk for details.
Wednesday 4 July
Wyld Morris are dancing at the Half Moon, Melplash 7.30pm.
Friday 6 July
The Living Tree cancer self-help group. 2pm A celebration of Fiona Burkeman’s life at Limbury, Salway Ash. Please ring Jo for details. Tel 01308 427851. www.thelivingtree.org.uk.
Saturday 7 July
National Meadows Day at Cogden 11am – 3pm. Explore the meadows and discover the vibrant wildflowers, buzzing bees and beautiful butterflies which call them home. Free event. For more information see nationaltrust.org.uk/burton-bradstock.
National Meadows Day NT Burton Bradstock, Near Bridport DT6 4RF. 11am – 3pm. Join us on the Jurassic Coast as we explore the meadows and discover the vibrant wildflowers, buzzing bees and beautiful butterflies which call them home. Further details on website. www.nationaltrust.org.uk.
Summer Concert in All Saints Church, Mapperton Tickets are still available for our summer concert. Guy Johnston (cello) will be performing JS Bach’s first three cello suites and other pieces. Guy is an accomplished international cellist – with a strong west Dorset connection. Here is the programme: JS Bach – Suite 1 “Holy Trinity” in G major, ‘Birth’, Mark Anthony Turnage “Milo”, written for Guy’s godson, JS Bach – Suite 2 in D minor, ‘Death’. Short Interval of about 10 minutes, John Tavener: Chant JS Bach – Suite 3 in C Major, ‘Resurrection’. 5pm – Mapperton Gardens open to concert-goers for walks and choosing picnic spots, 6pm – Drinks available in or outside the Sawmill Café, 7pm – Concert starts; 10 minute interval. From 8.15pm Supper available in the Sawmill Café. Please order in advance from Laura 07766 675685. Tickets are £25 each, available online through our website or by contacting the Estate Office 01308 862 645.
Sunday 8 July
Crystal and Tibetan Singing bowls with Vocal Overtoning, 2pm – 4pm. Bridport Unitarians, 49 East St, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3JX. £12, Bring bedding and blanket, to book your space call Dean 01935 389655. www.centreforpuresound.org.
Cream Teas at Marshwood Primary School To launch the fundraising drive to enhance the grounds around the school, allowing the children more space to use, as well as refurbishing the pond and the garden, there is a Cream Tea afternoon at the school from 2.30pm – 5pm. There will be home-baked scones, together with homemade cakes accompanying the usual tea, coffee and squash. Weather permitting, you can sit outside, to take in the incredible view down to the sea. Everyone will be most welcome to join in at the school.
Book launch of Bridport Heritage Forum’s WW1 publication 3pm – 5pm. Station Kitchen, West Bay, next to the Public Car Park. There will be contemporary music, an exhibition, WW1 vehicles and a mobile hospital to commemorate the end of the War in 1918. Do come along and enjoy the experience. For more information contact Jane on 01308 425710 or email: email@example.com.
Prepare to Leave 7.30pm by Andrew Rutherford. “All too realistic for comfort. I’m beginning to understand what dystopia means.” Bridport Arts Centre, £10. www.bridport-arts.com. 01308424204.
Monday 9 July
Biodanza @ Othona Express, Connect, Relax! Dance like no one’s watching, no steps to learn, no partner needed, uplifting music + holistic health benefits. All ages 19 to 90. Teacher: Julia Hope-Brightwell. 2nd + 4th Mondays. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Cost £8 – £10. Othona Community, Coast Road, Burton Bradstock DT6 4RN. Contact Robin 01308 897 130 / biodanza-bridport.co.uk.
Wednesday 11 July
Wyld Morris are dancing at New Inn, Eype, 7.30pm.
Thursday 12 July
Death Cafe at the Soulshine Café, 76 South Street, Bridport DT6 3NN, 9.30am – 11.30am; drink coffee, eat cake, talk about death – caring and compassionate conversations – no need to book, just turn up. Open, honest and upbeat. Beginners welcome.
First Aid Session For anyone who cares for people over the age of 65 years. This session will include what to do if you expect a heart attack, a stroke or injuries following a fall. Session run the the British Red Cross Society. 10am – 1pm, Health Education Room, Bridport Community Hospital DT6 5DR. To book a place phone Heather Purse on 01308 423220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Muse: Screening Drones World Tour (cert 12A as live) Bridport Electric Palace, Doors 7pm / starts 8pm, £12.50 adv (£12 + 50p bf) / £14 door www.electricpalace.org.uk. For ‘phone bookings call the TIC Bookings line 01308 424901.
Friday 13 July
The Living Tree cancer self-help group. 1pm Rising Voices with Jane, 2pm Jessica Haddrell from Millbrook Healthcare, massage with Amanda. Drop in any time between 2pm and 4.30pm at the Friends Meeting House, 95 South Street, Bridport DT6 3NZ. Tel 01308 427851. www.thelivingtree.org.uk.
Jazz Café Sophie Smith & Sam Dunn Bridport Arts Centre DT6 3NR £10, 8pm www.bridport-arts.com. Inspired by the great sounds of the Ella Fitzgerald/Joe Pass team, Sophie and Sam breathe new life into the classic songs of the ‘Great American Songbook’.
3 Cane Whale ‘At the Pictures’ Acclaimed multi-instrumental acoustic trio performing live to 12 short films specially produced for them by filmmakers and visual artists in partnership with the 2017 Filmic Festival, St George’s Bristol and The Watershed. 8pm Tickets: Sladers Yard: Contemporary British Art, Furniture, Craft. Café Sladers. Live Evening Events. West Bay Road West Bay Bridport, Dorset DT6 4EL. Open every day 10am – 4.30pm Gallery opens Sundays and bank holidays 12noon – 4.30pm. T: 01308 459511 email@example.com www.sladersyard.co.uk.
Saturday 14 July
Beaminster Antiques Fair The Public Hall, Beaminster 9am – 3pm. Call Glen 07505 798258.
Think Eco Go ECO (Beaminster Environmental Fair ) 10am -12noon in Beaminster Square. St Mary’s Church invite all who live in Beaminster, surrounding villages and visitors to view the displays of many stalls showing how each of us can help to look after our environment, countryside and wildlife and how we all can care for the world. The event will be opened by our MP, Oliver Letwin, followed by Bishop Karen from Sherborne at 10.15am – 10.30am. Also to a free showing of the film ‘A plastic Ocean’ in the Town Hall at 7.30pm. Co-ordinator Gillian Perrott ( St Mary’s ECO Church Group) 01308 862 646 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Garden Party St. Swithun’s Church, Allington, Bridport, 12noon – 2.30pm. There will be fun, games and entertainment for all the family, including the St. Swithun’s Band and a display from the Lyric School of Dancing. On sale there will be cakes, home and garden produce, gifts, plus a raffle and tombola. Ploughman’s lunch, cream tea and ice creams will also be on sale. Entry and parking are free and on arrival you can be sure of a very warm welcome.
Sunday 15 July
Bridport Chamber Orchestra Summer Concert 3pm St Swithun’s Church, Bridport. Tickets £10 in advance from the Bridport Music Centre or on the door – price includes post-concert tea and cake. Children free entry. Tel. 01935 824786.
Monday 16 July
Beaminster WI 7.30pm, Beaminster Public Hall. Becky Groves gives a talk on ‘Herbs: History, current uses and how to grow them’ to Beaminster WI. Guests and new members welcome.
Wednesday 18 July
Bridport Probus Club Speaker John Smith, talk Roman Life Around Bridport at the Eype’s Mouth Hotel. Members gather at 12noon for pre – lunch drinks followed by lunch and a talk. Anyone who would like to attend without obligation please contact the club Secretary, Graham Pitts on 01297 561569.
Wessex Wildlife Illustrated Talk by Harry Britton, at Bridport Town Hall (above TIC). In aid of Bridport Millennium Green, 7.30pm. Tickets £7 (members £6.50) to include wine and nibbles. Contact Sue Wilkinson, 01308 425037, for more details, or to book a seat.
Wyld Morris are dancing at the Three Horseshoes, Burton Bradstock, 7.30pm.
Romeo and Juliet (12A) – RSC stream Bridport Arts Centre. Doors open 6.30pm, starts 7pm £13/£11, 7pm www.bridport-arts.com.
Thursday 19 July
Bridport & District Gardening Club Martin Young “Ascension Island – A Drop in the Ocean”. 7.30pm, Womens Institute Hall, North Street, Bridport, DT6 3EQ.
Friday 20 July
The Living Tree cancer self-help group. More Cancer Research focus interviews, 3.30pm worry-busting with Louise, Alex Technique with Chrissie. Drop in any time between 2pm and 4.30pm at the Friends Meeting House, 95 South Street, Bridport DT6 3NZ. Tel 01308 427851. www.thelivingtree.org.uk.
Saturday 21 July
Talent for Textiles Makers and Rummage Sale St Marys Church Hall, Bridport DT6 3NW, 9.30am – 3pm Free Entry. Details Caroline Bushell 01404 45901.
Stoke Abbott Street Fair kicks off with the traditional ‘Stoke Abbott Sick Club’ parade at 1.45pm, a tradition dating back in one form or another to 1870. Delicious cream teas will be served throughout the afternoon in the village hall. Free car parking is available on the road into the village from Beaminster only. There is an entry fee of £1 per adult (children free). Proceeds will go to St Mary’s Church, the village hall and a local charity.
B-Sharp & Headliner Bridport Sound 7.30pm Bridport Arts Centre DT6 3NR £10/£6 under 16 www.bridport-arts.com. A new music initiative featuring relevant and contemporary music for young people by young people.
Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 July
Flower Festival St Candida and Holy Cross Church, Whitchurch Canonicorum, Nr Charmouth DT66RQ. A Flower Festival ‘’ A Way with Words’’ from 10am – 5pm each day with a Songs of Praise on Sunday at 5pm. Refreshments. More information from Tina 01308 862363 or Sue 01297 489375. Proceeds towards the Church and Organ refurbishment.
Monday 23 July
Biodanza @ Othona Express, Connect, Relax! Dance like no one’s watching. All ages 19 to 90. Teacher: Julia Hope-Brightwell. 2nd + 4th Mondays. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Cost £8 – £10. Othona Community, Coast Road, Burton Bradstock DT6 4RN. Contact Robin 01308 897 130 / biodanza-bridport.co.uk.
Tuesday 24 July
Bridport Summer Yoga 2018 A different Yoga Teacher each week. Tuesday mornings 10am – 11.30am at The Ballroom of The Bull Hotel, 34 East St, Bridport DT6 3LF (Public Car Parking is very near in East St car park). For information contact Corrie van Rijn on 01308 485544.
Wednesday 25 July
Wyld Morris are dancing with Enigma Border Morris, at the White Lion, Broadwindsor 7.45pm.
Comedy Café Gareth Richards Bridport Arts Centre DT6 3NR, £8/£6, 8pm www.bridport-arts.com.
Thursday 26 July
Forde Abbey Summer Fair 11am – 4pm Classic cars, a dog show, scurry and flyball, falconry displays , a fun fair, a food court and lots of fabulous street food. Discounts for tickets, available online: www.fordeabbey.co.uk.
RNLI Raft Race on the River Brit and Harbour Basin. Music on the George Car-park. Till late. – Teas in the Salt House 2pm – 5pm. West Bay, Bridport.
Glyndebourne Saul Bridport Arts Center DT6 3NR, £17.50/£14.50, 6.30pm www.bridport-arts.com.
Friday 27 July
The Living Tree cancer self-help group. 2pm Art with Libby; foot massage with Anne. Drop in any time between 2pm and 4.30pm at the Friends Meeting House, 95 South Street, Bridport DT6 3NZ. Tel 01308 427851. www.thelivingtree.org.uk.
Friday 27 – Sunday 29 July
Bridport Folk Festival https://www.bridportfolkfestival.com/.
Wyld Morris are dancing at the Bridport Folk festival throughout both days with many other Morris sides. See the Folk festival website for more details.
Richard Digance + Eric Sedge on Friday at Bridport Electric Palace. Doors 7pm / starts 8pm, £15.50 adv (£15 + 50p bf) / £17 door www.electricpalace.org.uk. For ‘phone bookings call the TIC Bookings line 01308 424901.
ALAW + Oka Vanga on Saturday at Bridport Electric Palace. Doors 7pm / starts 8pm, £16.50 adv (£16 + 50p bf) / £18 door www.electricpalace.org.uk. For ‘phone bookings call 01308 424901.
Saturday 28 July
Powerstock Fete starting at 2pm in the gardens of Mappercombe Manor, Nettlecombe near Powerstock DT6 3SS by kind permission of the Crutchley Family. A wide variety of attractions for all the family are available.
Free outdoor fitness session with Luke Hayter. 9am Bridport, West Bay at the end of the promenade. All abilities welcome. Bring a drink and a mat. See you there!
Church Fete in the garden at Holy Trinity, Bothenhampton from 2pm – 4.30pm. Music by Mood Indigo, dog agility show, stalls including home produce and D.I.Y tools, books, plants and more. Also childrens corner, tombola, raffle with a first prize of £25, refreshments including ice-cream, tea, cakes and cream teas.
Puncknowle Fete 2.30pm – 4.30pm In aid of St. Mary’s Church. In the grounds of Puncknowle Manor DT2 9BX. Grand Prize Draw £100 Cash. Free parking. Entry £1 under 12’s free.
Sunday 29 July
Charmouth Vintage Fair Community Hall 10am – 4pm Enquiries: Tel: 01297-560634. Next Date: Monday August 28.
Traditional Choral Evensong with the Whitchurch Occasional Choir. 6pm, Whitchurch Canonicorum Church.