August diary

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Thursday August 1:

Square Dancing, Spetisbury village hall, 4 to 6pm (and every Thursday)

Miracle Theatre: A Perfect World, Springhead Gardens, Fontmell Magna, 7pm, details 01747 811853 or

Friday August 2:

Mayor’s Coffee Morning supporting the Blandford Community Kitchen, 10am to 12 noon, Greyhound Inn, Greyhounds Yard, Blandford

First Friday Social in the Museum Garden 5pm-8pm; Rena Gardiner Exhibition in the Museum continues throughout August

Friday to Tuesday August 2 to 6: The Dorset Arts & Crafts Summer Exhibition 2019, The Purbeck School, Worgret Road, Wareham BH20 4PF, 10am to 5pm (4pm Tuesday August 6)

Saturday August 3:

Blandford Repair Café, Royal British Legion, Church Lane, 12.30 to 3pm, bring your broken items for recycling or repair by volunteers, see Blandford Repair Café on Facebook

Tarrant Monkton and Launceston Flower & Produce Show, village hall, 3pm

Tarrant Valley Players Fun Day from 2.30pm and Quiz Night, 7pm, Tarrant Keyneston village hall

Sunday August 4:

The Art Room – Informal art session, 11am-1pm at The Kings Arms, Blandford full details

Dorset Ramblers meet Stourpaine Village Hall car park for 10.15 am start to 7.5 mile walk over Hod and Hambledon hills, lunch stop at The Cricketers. 7.5 miles.

Blandford Little People launch, Market Place, Blandford, 12.30pm

Pimperne Pre-School Summer Fair, Pimperne sports pavilion, 10.30am to 3.30pm, stalls, Mr Merlin, Performing Arts Theatre Academy

Sunday August 4 (and 11, 18, 25): Baffling Blandford bamboozling walks start Crown Hotel 4pm, details: or 01258 454232

Wednesday August 7:

Blandford Bereavement Group meets Blandford Parish Centre, 11am to 12.30pm, details 01258 453425

Is It Wheely Wednesday, cycle ride from Shillingstone Station on the North Dorset Trailway, details 01258 860157

Wednesday August 7 and 8: Blandford Community Kitchen, Parish Centre, The Tabernacle, from 12 noon

Thursday August 8:

Summer Garden Party, Tricuro Blandford Connect Day Centre, Heddington Drive, Blandford, 1.30 to 3pm, tombola, raffle stalls, refreshments

Forum Cancer Support Group, Woodhouse Garden Pavilion 2 to 4pm (every 2nd Thursday of the month), details 07561 114644

Friday August 9: Blandford Women’s Institute Cocktails at Seven! – an evening out at Blandford’s very own Cocktail bar, see

Saturday August 10:

Blandford Horticultural Society Summer Show, Tarrant Keyneston village hall, 12 noon, details 01258 452380

Farnham Street Fair DT11 8DE,  12.30-4.30, Morris dancing, ukulele band, poet, decorated church, art display, stalls and games

Winterborne Kingston Village Show at the Village Hall, DT11 9AZ, 2.30pm to 4.45pm. Presentation of Cups at 4.15pm., followed by an auction of unwanted entries. Admission – 50p, children free. Refreshments & Raffle. All welcome. See

Saturday and Sunday August 10 and 11:

Volunteer recruitment weekend, Shillingstone Station, 10am to 4pm

Delicious Homemade Cakes and Dorset Clotted Cream Teas served by local WaterAid supporters, book stall and tombola, 2.30 to 5.30pm at The Old School, Sturminster Marshall, BH21 4BU (opposite the church)

Sunday August  11: ‘Sustainable and Healthy Homes’: illustrated talk by interior designer & eco-retrofit expert Jenny Morisetti, in the Upper Mill Room, Springhead, Fontmell Magna, from 4pm. Members of Sustainable Dorset or Springhead: £2, non members £4, including refreshments. More info from Pam on 01258 818223 or

Monday to Saturday 12 to 17 August: Blandford Art Society Open Exhibition 2019, Corn Exchange, Blandford DT11 7AF, 10am to 5pm daily, admission free, details www

Wednesday August 14: Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show, Turnpike Showground, Motcombe

Wednesday August 14 and 15: Blandford Community Kitchen, Parish Centre, The Tabernacle from 12 noon

Saturday August 17:

72nd Annual Tarrant Gunville Horse Show, Gymkhana and Comic Dog Show, Eastbury Park, Tarrant Gunville DT11 8JQ, from 8.45am, details 01258 830280

Cats Protection Coffee Morning & Stalls, Woodhouse Gardens Pavilion, Blandford, 10am to 12.30pm

Iwerne Minster Summer Show from 2pm at the Parish Field. Fun for all the family with live music, grand raffle, exhibition tents, tombola, stalls, vintage cars, ice creams and refreshments. £1 entry (under 16 free). Ample free parking.

Valley Gardening Club Summer Show, Pamela Hambro Hall, Winterborne Stickland, 2.30 to 4.15pm details or [email protected]

Sunday August 18:

Town Perimeter Heritage Walk with Blandford & District Civic Society Town Guide, 11am from Durdens Corner (Scrivens), Market Place, details 01258 459346

Sustainability ‘Save Our Species’ Fair, 11am to 5.30pm, Angus Wood, St Leonards Avenue, Blandford, entry £4 (children under 16 free) in support of Sustainable Dorset and Blandford Environmental Trust

Monday August 19: Strictly Come Tea-Dancing, Corn Exchange, Blandford, 2.30pm to 4.30pm, with music from the Soggy Biscuit Dance Band, admission £7.50 per person (£5 for non-dancers)

Tuesday August 20: Child Okeford Flower Arranging Club,  ‘Floral boats’, a practical workshop, Child Okeford Village Hall, 2.15pm, details: 01258 863775

Thursday to Monday August 22 to 29: Great Dorset Steam Fair

Friday to Sunday August 23 to 25: The Borrowers, Corn Exchange, Blandford

Friday August 30:

Free family entertainment with Jamie Jigsaw, Woodhouse Gardens, Blandford, 10am to 11pm

Wessex Acoustic Folk, Blandford Royal British Legion Club, Church Lane, 8pm, Mike O’Connor & Barbara Griggs

Saturday August 31: Winterborne Zelston Cream Teas & Summer Fairm, Cream Teas, Church Flowers & Music, Traditional Fair Games, Cake Stall & Bric-a-Brac. Free Entry St Marys Church, Winterborne Zelston, DT11 9EU From 2.00pm to 5.00pm

What else is going on in Blandford…

Monday August 12 to Saturday August 17 Open Art Exhibition

August 12 10:00 am August 17 5:00 pmEvent Details

Sunday August 18 SOS Save Our Species Sustainability Fair

August 18 11:00 am 5:30 pmEvent Details

Strictly Come Tea Dancing

Strictly Come Tea Dancing at the Corn Exchange, Market Place, Blandford Forum, live music from the Soggy Biscuit Dance Band

August 19 2:30 pm
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Event Details

Friday August 23 Borrowers craft workshhop

August 23 11:00 am 3:00 pmEvent Details

Saturday August 24 and Sunday August 25 The Borrowers

August 24 2:00 pm August 25 9:00 pmEvent Details

Summer Holiday Fun, Friday August 30

Family Entertainment: Circus Workshop 10am to 11am Jamie Jigsaw magic and juggling show 11.30am to 12 noon Balloon modelling 12.15

August 30 10:00 am 1:00 pmEvent Details