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October 2019Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 19 October - Sun 20 October
10am-4.30pm
Autumn Colours at The Castle

Tearooms and gift shop open.

Reduced price entry to the gardens and grounds: Adult £4, U16 free.  


Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NRContact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
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Tue 22 October
8.00 pm
Sherborne Historical Society talk

'Cottages Ornés: the charms of the simple life.' Roger White explores the ornamental cottage, an English 18th century invention, which is the only architectural genre to cover the entire social spectrum.

Non-members £5.

For more information visit their website.


Digby Hall, Hound StreetContact: Peter Meech
Telephone: 01935 812233
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Wed 23 October - Fri 25 OctoberSherborne Literary Festival

Three days of workshops and talks by authors including novelists, historians, photographers and more. Tickets Sherborne TIC or  from the website.


Merritt Centre, Sherborne Girls, Sherborne DT9 3QN Contact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
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Fri 25 October
Doors open at 1900, Films start at 1930
Red Joan - Certificate 12a - Running Time 101 minutes

Joan Stanley (Judi Dench) is a widow living out a quiet retirement in the suburbs when, shockingly, the British Secret Service places her under arrest.

The charge: providing classified scientific information - including details on the building of the atomic bomb - to the Soviet government for decades.

As the interrogation gets underway, Joan relives the dramatic events that shaped her life and her beliefs.

The end credits reveal that Red Joan is loosely based on the real life case of Civil Servant Melita Norwood (1912 - 2005). She successfully passed classified information about the British Atomic program to the Russians in the 1940's & 50's.

This was only discovered in 1992 by which time the Ministry of Defence declined to prosecute the then 80 year old.

HD Trailer:  Red Joan Trailer


The Village Hall, Springfield Road, Milborne Port, DT9 5REContact: Martin
Telephone: 01963 251217
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Sat 26 October - Sat 02 November
10:00 and to 17:00
Halloween Maize Maze at The Toy Barn

Come for a Halloween outing this half term and explore our giant Maize Maze. Each person will be able to take away a pumpkin as long as they can find the Pumpkin Patch hidden in the maze! There is also a Spider Turret and a Bat Bridge to discover and information sheets to complete about various bugs and insects. Getting lost has never been so much fun!

Once you’ve explored the huge maze, your children can have fun on our play equipment or try their luck around the track on our famous pedal-powered go karts. It’s an AMAZING day out for the whole family!

Doodles Cafe will be open too so you will be able to grab a coffee or hot chocolate and a snack when your intrepid explorers have finished their adventure in the Halloween Maize Maze.

To Book tickets: www.toy-barn.co.uk

Halloween Maize Maze Ticket Prices:

£7 per person (Aged 5 years +)

£24 for a 4 person group ticket – must include 1 adult

£3.00 per child (aged 1 to 4 years old)

Free for under 1s

Discounts are available for groups. Please call 01935 815040 or e-mail info@toy-barn.co.uk to book for groups of 10+ people.

Please Note:

As a working farm, we may occasionally have to close the attraction. Please check our Facebook or Twitter pages before planning your visit to confirm opening days/times.

Some walkways in the maze are narrow therefore wheelchairs and pushchairs are not recommended due to the uneven and soft ground.

It is advisable to wear stout footwear. If it is wet conditions wellingtons are advised.

Dogs are welcome and must be kept on a lead at all time.

 


The Toy Barn, Blackmarsh Farm, Sherborne, DT9 4JXContact: The Toy Barn
Telephone: 01935815040
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Sat 26 October
19:00 - 21:30
Treorchy Male Choir in Sherborne Abbey

On Saturday 26th October the Blackmore Vale Lions are promoting a charity fundraising concert by the world famous Treorchy Male Choir at Sherborne Abbey. 

The combination of unique Choir harmonics within the surroundings and acoustics of Sherborne Abbey is without doubt a joy to witness.  With a mixture of traditional Welsh hymns and songs coupled with modern day classics there will be something there for everyone including a sublime performance by the fantastic Welsh Soprano Angharad Morgan and some well-rehearsed light-hearted banter from the Choir Compere Selwyn Jones.

The main beneficiary from the event will be the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

Tickets prices are £25, £18 and £12 and can be purchased on line at www.thellittleboxoffice.com/blackmorevalelions or Sherborne Tourist Information Centre in Digby Road


Sherborne AbbeyContact: George Wagland
Telephone: 07814055028
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November 2019Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 26 October - Sat 02 November
10:00 and to 17:00
Halloween Maize Maze at The Toy Barn

Come for a Halloween outing this half term and explore our giant Maize Maze. Each person will be able to take away a pumpkin as long as they can find the Pumpkin Patch hidden in the maze! There is also a Spider Turret and a Bat Bridge to discover and information sheets to complete about various bugs and insects. Getting lost has never been so much fun!

Once you’ve explored the huge maze, your children can have fun on our play equipment or try their luck around the track on our famous pedal-powered go karts. It’s an AMAZING day out for the whole family!

Doodles Cafe will be open too so you will be able to grab a coffee or hot chocolate and a snack when your intrepid explorers have finished their adventure in the Halloween Maize Maze.

To Book tickets: www.toy-barn.co.uk

Halloween Maize Maze Ticket Prices:

£7 per person (Aged 5 years +)

£24 for a 4 person group ticket – must include 1 adult

£3.00 per child (aged 1 to 4 years old)

Free for under 1s

Discounts are available for groups. Please call 01935 815040 or e-mail info@toy-barn.co.uk to book for groups of 10+ people.

Please Note:

As a working farm, we may occasionally have to close the attraction. Please check our Facebook or Twitter pages before planning your visit to confirm opening days/times.

Some walkways in the maze are narrow therefore wheelchairs and pushchairs are not recommended due to the uneven and soft ground.

It is advisable to wear stout footwear. If it is wet conditions wellingtons are advised.

Dogs are welcome and must be kept on a lead at all time.

 


The Toy Barn, Blackmarsh Farm, Sherborne, DT9 4JXContact: The Toy Barn
Telephone: 01935815040
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Sun 03 NovemberFootman James Classic Vehicle Restoration Show

Classic car buffs often look to the long winter months to take on new projects and in the Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage cars they have unearthed an eclectic selection of cars needing work.

to read the full article please click on the attached PDF.


Projects Galore
Royal Bath & West Showground Contact: Matthew Whitney
Telephone: 01935 812277
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Tue 05 November
8.00 pm
Sherborne Historical Society talk

'The Royal Hospital Chelsea: a brief history.' John Rochester charts the three centuries of service provided by the Royal Hospital to old soldiers, the Army and the nation.

Non-members £5.

For more information visit the website.



Digby Hall, Hound StreetContact: Peter Meech
Telephone: 01935 812233
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Tue 19 November
8.00 pm
Sherborne Historical Society talk

'Lawrence of Arabia’s War.' Dr Neil Faulkner analyses the war in Egypt, Arabia, Palestine and Syria between 1914 and 1918, with particular focus on the character, role and achievements of T. E. Lawrence.


Digby Hall, Hound StreetContact: Peter Meech
Telephone: 01935 812233
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December 2019Event TitleLocationContact Details
Tue 03 December
8.00 pm
Sherborne Historical Society talk

'Dutch Courage and Mother’s Ruin: the Gin Craze.' Dr Richard Barnett takes us on a walk down Hogarth’s Gin Lane, exploring the realities behind this notorious episode of Enlightenment history.

Non-members £5.

For more information visit their website.


Digby Hall, Hound StreetContact: Peter Meech
Telephone: 01935 812233
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July 2020Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 11 July
09:00-17:00
The Royal Navy International Air Day

RNAS Yeovilton, the spiritual home of the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm, will open their gates to 40,000 visitors to enjoy the spectacular five hour flying display. The focus will very much be on saluting the past, showcasing the present whilst offering a glimpse into the future of Maritime Aviation Capability along with the capabilities of our sister services the Army and Royal Air Force, as core themes.

With 2020 being the 75th anniversary year of VE and VJ Days, RNIAD will be a marvellous opportunity for nations to come together in commemoration of the end of WW2, reinforcing that international cooperation continues to be vital to us all.


There will be a huge array of educational ground attractions from interactive Service displays to engineering fairs and state-of-the-art defence technology exhibitions. Families will also be able to enjoy trade stalls, arena displays, helicopter pleasure flights, simulators and fairground rides.

Further information on tickets will be announced in due course.


RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester, Somerset, BA22 8HTContact: AHA Events Ltd
Telephone: 0330 100 3654
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