September diary

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Sunday September 1:

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

Pimperne Village Fete, Pimperne Village Hall from 2pm, free entry for teas, refreshments, craft stalls, dog show, performing arts, raffle, car boot sale, face painting, vintage cars, details 07879 003567

Monday September 2:

Blandford Floral Group meets United Reformed Church Hall, Whitecliff Mill Street, 2pm with Martina Coleman – Strictly Flowers

Blandford Carnival Harry Potter Quiz, Royal British Legion, 7.30pm

Wednesday September 4:

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

Blandford St Mary Parish Council meeting, Brewery Hall, Hall & Woodhouse, 7pm

Blandford Carnival Bingo, Corn Exchange, eyes down 7.30pm

Friday September 6: U3A bridge group meet, Woodhouse Gardens Pavilion, 2 – 5pm all level of play, details 01258 450544

Saturday September 7:

CleanUp Blandford meets Marsh & Ham Blue Bridge for town litterpick 10am to 12 noon, Blandford War on Waste display from 11am at Blandford Parish Church

Blandford Carnival Baby Show, Corn Exchange Blandford, registration from 10.30am, judging 11am

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

New Charlton Marshall village hall official opening 2pm and afternoon entertainment

Shroton Summer Show, Shroton village hall

Blandford Carnival, procession leaves Holland Way 7.15pm via Salisbury Road, Kings Road, St Leonards Avenue, Wimborne Road and East Street to the Market Place

Sunday September 8: Boules, croquet and Pimms, 3pm Stourpaine Village Hall and playing fields, £2

Tuesday September 10: Tarrant Gunville WI,  ‘Adoption – a Journey’. Tarrant Gunville Village Hall 7.15 p.m. £4 for non-members includes supper. Details 01258456202

Wednesday September 11:

NHS Retirement Fellowship meeting, 10.15 am Committee Room Blandford Community Hospital, Kay Townsend – “The Fairground at War” about the fairground during the war years. Details 01929 472441

Sturminster Newton Floral Group meets The Exchange, Sturminster Newton, 7.30pm for demonstration. “Miss Potter and Friends”, Elizabeth Witcombe

Dorset Moviola shows “Fisherman’s Friends”, Fontmell Magna village hall, 7 for 7.30pm.

Thursday September 12:

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

New weekly square dance beginners sessions start Spetisbury village hall, 3 to 5pm, details 01202 731012

Blandford Town Museum Extraordinary General Meeting, Blandford Parish Centre, 7.30pm

Friday September 13:

Shambles craft fair in front of the Blandford Corn Exchange  9-2pm Friday …. (also on Friday September 27)

Wessex Acoustic Folk, Blandford Royal British Legion Club, Church Lane, 8pm, Kristina Olson

Blandford Evening Women’s Institute Garden Party, The Parish Centre, The Tabernacle, 7pm

Friday to Sunday September 13 to 22: Dorset Architectural Heritage Week (DAHW) free events

Saturday September 14:

Dorset Historic Churches Ride & Stride

Blandford Community Expo and Town Council Budget Consultation, Corn Exchange, 10am to 2pm (Town Hall and Council chamber open to view as part of DAHW)

Picnic in the Park, Woodhouse Gardens, Blandford, 11am to 3pm

RNLI (Lifeboats) Fund Raising Sale, Charlton Marshall (new) Village Hall, 12 to 4pm.  Crafts, gifts, brick a brac, books, etc.

DAHW Town Centre Heritage Walk (free) 1pm from Morrisons car park, details 01258 459346

DAHW West Gallery & Internal Tower Tour to Bellringing & Clock Chambers – St Peter & St Paul’s Church, 2.30pm info and bookings 01258 456367 or email [email protected]

Laughter Lines at the Brewery Tap, Blandford St Mary, food from 6pm, show starts 7.30pm, tickets Blandford Community Promotions (

An evening of music with American folk duo Hungrytown, Shroton Village Hall, tickets: £10 from The Cricketers, 01258 860421, or [email protected]

Saturday and Sunday September 14 and 15: Free Expression Arts Festival, 10am to 4pm, ‘Young Blood New Blood’ exhibition, Blandford Parish Centre, Saturday and Sunday; workshop and Arts Fair, Blandford Town Centre and Bere’s Yard Sunday only

Sunday September 15:

Charity Fun ride in aid of Bryanston Group RDA, 9.30am to 12 noon, Canada Farm, Winterborne Stickland DT11 0LU, details from Jackie Abbott 01258 863683 or [email protected]

DAHW Town Centre Heritage Walk (free) 11am from Morrisons car park, details 01258 459346

National Federation of Horticultural Societies Show, Tarrant Keyneston village hall, details 01258 452380

Opera Holloway: La Bohème, Stalbridge village hall, 7pm, details 01963 362355 or

Monday September 16: 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 September 17: Child Okeford Flower Arranging Club, ‘Parallel thinking’, A practical workshop, Child Okeford Village Hall, 2.15pm, details: 01258 863775

Wednesday September 18: Valley Gardening Club meets Pamela Hambro Hall, Winterborne Stickland, 7.30pm for talk, Salvias (Nigel Hewish of Kingston Maurward), raffle & refreshments, members entrance free, non-members £3, details or [email protected]

Thursday September 19:

Age Concern Blandford Annual General Meeting, 4 Nightingale Court, Blandford, 2pm – all welcome, tea and coffee provided after the meeting

Blandford Art Society Demonstration by Ruth Ander – mono-printing, 2pm at Pimperne Village Hall, non-members welcome – £4, full details

Blandford Museum Archaeology Group talk: ‘Pre-historic English chalklands’ Mike Allen, at the Museum, 7.30pm

Friday September 20:

DAHW Blandford Forum Cemetery Chapel open to view, 10am to 2pm

Quiz Night, Child Okeford Village Hall 7.30pm, £5 per person, maximum per team 6 come solo to be put in a team, soup & rolls half time, bring your own drinks, prizes for winners, in aid of Child Okeford Village Hall, tickets  at   Cross Stores, Child Okeford or 01258 861055

Saturday September 21:

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

Companion Dog Show on behalf of Julia’s House at Winterborne Stickland Sports and Community Club. Entries from 10 a.m. Judging starts at 11 a. m. Enquiries 01258 880700

Pub to Pub Conga starts 2pm from the Ginger Viking, East Street, Blandford, concluding at The Dolphin for live entertainment from 6pm til late in aid of Minds at War (Armed Forces Veterans suffering from PTSD)

Jumble Sale, Okeford Fitzpaine Village Hall  DT11 0RE, from 2pm,bricabrac, books, clothes etc plus refreshment and tombola all afternoon, in aid of hall funds

DAHW West Gallery & Internal Tower Tour to Bellringing & Clock Chambers – St Peter & St Paul’s Church, 2.30pm. info and bookings 01258 456367 or email [email protected]

Sunday September 22:

Medieval Moot, Blandford Corn Exchange and Shambles, 10am to 4pm

New monthly board game and tea evenings start at Blandford Parish Centre, 4.30 to 6pm

Tuesday September 24: Bryanston Choral Society open rehearsal, new singers welcome, Blandford Parish Church, 7.30pm

Thursday September 26: Blandford Horticultural Society meets United Reformed Church Hall, Blandford, speaker Alan Easton on Climbers and Wall Shrubs, 7.30pm, details 01258 452380

Friday September 27:

Blandford U3A Open Meeting, Durweston village hall, 2pm, Martin Stewart – Eight generations: one passion {the story of the Stewart family of nurserymen and gardeners, and Stewart’s Nurseries] , free admission, refreshments £1, details 01258 455081

Film Night:  ‘Fisherman’s Friends’ (12A), Child Okeford Village Hall, 7.30pm, booking: 01258 860113

Wessex Acoustic Folk, Blandford Royal British Legion Club, Church Lane, 8pm, Merry Hell

Saturday September 28:

Oktoberfest and Hill Race, Child Okeford, details 01258 863817

“It’s in the Post”,  Woodhouse Gardens Pavilion, 10.30am to 3.30pm. An exhibition of postcards, stamps and postal history, including first and second world war postal items, given by Blandford Forum & District Stamp Club, free entry

The Comedy Exchange, Corn Exchange, Blandford, 7.30pm, tickets Blandford Community Promotions ( or Chaffers Estate Agents, Salisbury Street

Charity Quiz, Farquharson Arms, Pimperne, 8pm

Saturday and Sunday September 28 and 29: Wessex Association of Model Railway Clubs exhibition, The Blandford School, Milldown Road, Blandford, 10am to 5pm Saturday, 10am to 4pm Sunday, see


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August diary

Thursday August 1: Square Dancing, Spetisbury village hall, 4 to 6pm (and every Thursday) Miracle Theatre: A Perfect World, Springhead

August 1 8:00 am August 31 10:00 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

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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

Pimperne Fete September 1

Pimperne Village Fete, Pimperne village hall, from 2pm Dog show, craft stalls, performing arts, raffle, car boot sale, face painting,

September 1 2:00 pm 5:00 pmEvent Details

Blandford Carnival Week: September 2 to September 7

September 2 7:00 pm September 7 9:00 pmEvent Details

Dorset Architectural Heritage Week Events, Saturday September 14 to Sunday September 22

Blandford free entry events Throughout: Blandford Town Museum Blandford Town Museum,  10 to 4pm St Peter & St Paul’s Church,

September 14 8:00 am September 22 5:00 pmEvent Details