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August 2014Event TitleLocationContact Details
Fri 08 August - Sat 09 August
19.30
Mozarts Magic flute

Oborne plays a new Flute

Oborne is staging its most ambitious opera event yet. After two years of highly successful aria recitals, Oborne in partnership with the professional opera group Classical Connections will present Mozart’s The Magic Flute on 8th and 9th of August.

The opera has been specially abridged for Oborne by Stephen Brown, the noted opera arranger, who will also sing the romantic lead, Tamino. This version of Mozart’s masterpiece, adapted for six voices and piano, is ideally suited to the intimate acoustic of Oborne’s St Cuthbert’s Church. This should be a wonderful opportunity to experience those sparkling arias of the Queen of the Night in a chamber setting.

Nigel Masters, this year’s organiser, is unsurprisingly excited by this new venture. “It is so lucky that a group of professional opera singers are prepared to come to support the village each year. And the beautiful Dorset village of Oborne on a high summer’s evening could not be a more perfect backdrop for Mozart’s magical music.”

All proceeds go to support St Cuthbert’s Church. For tickets, £25, contact Nigel Masters on 01935 817194. 


St Cuthbert's Church Oborne Church Nr SherborneContact: Nigel Masters
Telephone: 01935 817194
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Sat 16 August - Sun 17 August
10.00 - 17.30
Dalek Invasion at Fleet Air Arm Museum

Two days of terror! The Daleks will be in force in taking over the Museum along with the Doctor's other foes including Davros, the Cybermen, Pig Slaves and the Weeping Angels.

Meet K9, Dr Who celebrities, dress up in Sci-fi fancy dress and make your own Dalek.

The day will culminate with the March of the Daleks and their evil friends. Free with valid museum ticket.


RNAS Yeovilton Contact: Fleet Air Arm Museum
Telephone: +44 (0) 1935 84056
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Wed 20 August
8:30am-6:30pm.
Gillingham and Shaftesbury Agricultural Show

A traditional show with over 2000 animals plus Kennel Club Dog Show. 500 Trade & Craft stands, food hall & farmers market. All day family events in 3 rings. Tickets from Dorchester & Sherborne TIC's. 


Turnpike Showground, Motcombe, Nr Shaftesbury, SP7 9PL.Telephone: 01935 815341
Sat 23 August - Mon 25 AugustRe-enactment

The Seige of Sherborne Castle Sherborne (New) Castle.

Re-enactment by The Sealed Knot.   Please telephone for more information.


Sherborne Castle, New Road, DT9 5NR.Telephone: 01935 812072
Sat 23 August
17:30 - 11pm
Marie Curie - Walk Ten, Killerton House

Enjoy an evening 10k walk in in the hillside garden estate of the beautiful Killerton House, near Exeter, Devon. You will walk past an Iron Age Hill Fort, Killerton chapel and ice house, an early 19th century summer house and stunning landscape gardens. Dogs are welcome so bring along your four-legged friends.

After completing the walk, settle down with your picnic and enjoy the festival-like celebrations with live music, entertainment and spectacular fireworks at 10pm. These fireworks coincide with the time many Marie Curie Nurses start their night shift, providing care to people with terminal illnesses and their families in their own homes.

With your help, Walk Ten at Killerton House will raise significant money to care for even more people with terminal illnesses and provide support for their families. Every additional £20 raised will provide another hour of care and £180 pays for a nurse’s full shift.

It costs just £10 to register for the event. Under 16's go free but must be accompanied by an adult.

To find out more info and register today, please visit:

www.mariecurie.org.uk/killerton  or call 0845 052 4184


Killerton House, Devon, EX5 3LEContact: Amy Salmon
Telephone: 01884 703537
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Sat 23 August
Starts 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
The Tempest - Open Air Theatre

The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons put their own unique - and hilarious - twist on Shakepeare's romantic tale of shipwrecks, sorcerers and silly servants.

Please bring your own seating or rugs and wrap up warm as it gets chilly in the evening. You are welcome to picnic at this event.

Gates open: 6pm - Last admission time: 7.30pm. Tickets cost for an Adult £13 and Child £7.


Montacute House, Montacute, Somerset, TA15 6XP. Telephone: 01935 823289
Sun 24 August
2.00pm to 5.00pm
Historic Vehicle Rally

Road Run and Concours for pre 1970 Cars and Light Commercials and pre 1980 Motorcycles and three wheelers.  It is the 40th  Anniversary of the Historical Vehicle Rally! There are thirteen classes of vintage and classic cars and motor cycles for the general public to see, preceded by a drive of a forty mile round trip by these motor vehicles through the magnificent Dorset countryside.

Sherborne Town Band, Fairground Organ. Refreshments.


Sherborne School Courts, SherborneContact: John House
Telephone: 01963 250450
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Wed 27 August - Sun 31 AugustGreat Dorset Steam Fair

If you're looking for an excellent fun and action packed day out for all the family, you'll love the Great Dorset Steam Fair.

Traditionally this English fair is held at the village of Tarrant Hinton, near Blandford Forum in the heart of the beautiful Dorset countryside.

To review all the details please visit their website.


Tarrant Hinton, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8HXTelephone: 01935 815341
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Wed 27 August - Sat 30 AugustPerforming Arts Theatre

Little Voices Performing Arts Week.

Are for children aged between 4 and 16 years, who love to perform on stage. In a week your child will be part of a production, which will be created as we go along.

Your child will be working in a group of performers of different ages. In the first three days they will learn movement and songs and rehearse the scenes that will make up their part of the performance. By the final day they will be ready to put the whole show together. On the last morning the children will have their technical and dress rehearsals, when we add the theatre lighting and stage crew and prepare to entertain our audience in the afternoon. Your child can invite two of their family and friends to watch our final performance. Arrival time will be 2.15pm for a 2.30pm Start, on the final day.
Extra tickets can be purchased.

Your child will be asked to bring in simple costumes and props for the show on the final day but these can be things you already have at home.

Book your childs Place now for a 20% off for a Limited time only - Cost for the Theatre Week is £99.



Digby Hall, SherborneContact: Camille Jones
Telephone: 07584 571607
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September 2014Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 06 September
2.00 - 4.00pm
Oborne Village Fete and Scarecrows

Come and see our wonderful scarecrows and enjoy a traditional village fete.

Sherborne Jazz Band, teas, stalls including Grannys Attic, crafts, produce, toys, books, Duck racing, Petang and Skittles, Childrens corner, Pimms stall - lots of fum for the whole family.


Oborne Village HallContact: Mike Fraser
Telephone: 01935 816537
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Thu 18 September
9.30am to 4.30pm
Antiques Roadshow at Barrington Court

BBC One's ever popular Antiques Roadshow to be filmed at Barrington Court.
Recording and entry to our valuation days is free. The doors will be open from 9.30am to 4.30pm and as long as you are in the queue by 4.30pm you will see an expert.

If you have a large piece of furniture or other big item, you can send details and photographs to the Antiques Roadshow. It may be possible to arrange for us to look at the item in advance and organise transportation to the venue.


Barrington Ilminster Somerset TA19 0NQContact: Antiques Roadshow Bristol
Telephone: 0117 974 2395
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Sat 20 September - Sun 05 OctoberSomerset Art Weeks

Somerset Art Weeks is a countywide celebration of the variety and quality of contemporary visual art that can be found in Somerset.

Since its inception in 1994 Art Weeks has become an important event in Somerset's calendar delighting art lovers from near and far.

Due to increasing popularity and growth the decision was made in 2007 to turn the festival into an annual two week event with an alternating focus of Open Studios and Festival Year.  For more information please visit their website.


Various within SomersetContact: SAW Ltd
Telephone: 01458 253800
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Sat 27 September
10:00 - 14:00
Levels' Best Farmers Market at Montacute

There will be between 30 to 40 stall holders every month in the beautiful setting of Montacute House, a National Trust property just 2.5 miles from Yeovil.
 
The market is in the courtyard and offers the chance to support the farmers and producers affected by the recent flooding by buying their products. The market will have regular cooking demonstrations and talks from chefs and producers.

Friendly, local and free.


Montacute House, TA15 6XP Contact: Beverley Milner Simonds
Telephone: 07973 378735
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October 2014Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 20 September - Sun 05 OctoberSomerset Art Weeks

Somerset Art Weeks is a countywide celebration of the variety and quality of contemporary visual art that can be found in Somerset.

Since its inception in 1994 Art Weeks has become an important event in Somerset's calendar delighting art lovers from near and far.

Due to increasing popularity and growth the decision was made in 2007 to turn the festival into an annual two week event with an alternating focus of Open Studios and Festival Year.  For more information please visit their website.


Various within SomersetContact: SAW Ltd
Telephone: 01458 253800
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Sat 25 October
10.00 - 16.00
Autumn Model Show at Fleet Air Arm Museum

For an amazing day of flying machines, this event is the south west's leading model show and boasts a spectacular flying display by the British Model Flying Association.

Visitors can meet the experts, see the radio controlled models flying and of course includes full access to the Museum, Concorde and the Aircraft Carrier Experience.


RNAS Yeovilton Contact: Fleet Air Arm Museum
Telephone: +44 (0) 1935 84056
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Sat 25 October
10:00 - 14:00
Levels' Best Farmers Market at Montacute

There will be between 30 to 40 stall holders every month in the beautiful setting of Montacute House, a National Trust property just 2.5 miles from Yeovil.
 
The market is in the courtyard and offers the chance to support the farmers and producers affected by the recent flooding by buying their products. The market will have regular cooking demonstrations and talks from chefs and producers.

Friendly, local and free.


Montacute House, TA15 6XP Contact: Beverley Milner Simonds
Telephone: 07973 378735
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November 2014Event TitleLocationContact Details
Fri 07 November - Sun 09 NovemberSecond Yeovil Literary Festival Dates

If you enjoyed the first ever Yeovil Literary Festival that took place in September 2013 then you will be delighted to find out that the dates for the next yeovil Literary Festival have been announced.

The second Yeovil Literary Festival will take place from Friday 7 - Sunday 9 November 2014 and is sure to be another fantastic celebration of Arts and Literature in the South West.

For up to date information on artists taking part, and special events taking place, this year be sure to keep an eye on our Yeovil Literary Festival social media pages as well as the news section of the website - where up to date event information will be released as it is confirmed.


The Octagon TheatreContact: Box Office
Telephone: 01935 422884
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Sat 29 November
10:00 - 14:00
Levels' Best Farmers Market at Montacute

There will be between 30 to 40 stall holders every month in the beautiful setting of Montacute House, a National Trust property just 2.5 miles from Yeovil.
 
The market is in the courtyard and offers the chance to support the farmers and producers affected by the recent flooding by buying their products. The market will have regular cooking demonstrations and talks from chefs and producers.

Friendly, local and free.


Montacute House, TA15 6XP Contact: Beverley Milner Simonds
Telephone: 07973 378735
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December 2014Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 20 December
10:00 - 14:00
Levels' Best Farmers Market at Montacute

There will be between 30 to 40 stall holders every month in the beautiful setting of Montacute House, a National Trust property just 2.5 miles from Yeovil.
 
The market is in the courtyard and offers the chance to support the farmers and producers affected by the recent flooding by buying their products. The market will have regular cooking demonstrations and talks from chefs and producers.

Friendly, local and free.


Montacute House, TA15 6XP Contact: Beverley Milner Simonds
Telephone: 07973 378735
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