Our first Festival folk night kicks off with a great double bill of award winning young folk artists. Whether you enjoy the smooth tones & fiddle of Jackie Oates or the big sound of Sam Kelly and his band, it’ll be a night to remember!
The Dorchester Festival dog show is fun day out for all the family and your dog held in the beautiful grounds of Dorchester Abbey.
Cara plays a beautiful programme of Mendelssohn, Schubert and Faure on her 1781 Gagliano cello.Concert Programme:
Mendelssohn Sonata in D major op 58
Schubert Arpeggione Sonata
Faure Romance op 69 & Papillon op 77
Programme: Mussorgsky Pictures at the exhibition, Rachmaninov “Vocalise”, and others
Anna Snesar, Dorothy Whyte-Venables and Ilya Chetverikov play a programme inspired by Gypsy Heritage
Beethoven Violin Sonata N.8 Op.30 N3
Dvorak from “Gypsy Songs”
No.4 songs my mother taught me
No.5 Tune thy strings o Gipsy
Vaughan Williams from “Songs of Travel”
No.4 Youth and Love
No.6 the Infinite Shining Heavens
No.9 I have trod the upward and downward slope
C.V. Stanford – The […]
The runaway sellout success of the 2017 Festival is back again! Such good fun!
If you’re thinking of cutting back on meat or dairy but not sure where to start – come along and get energised!
An exhibition of amazing work by artists living in and around Dorchester.
This is a 90 min family friendly walk from the House of Wessex in Long Wittenham to Dorchester Festival led by the Anglo-Saxon living history group, the Wulfheodenas, giving a guided historical talk en route.
Bright Sparks Science present two exciting 45min science shows that will have you on the edge of your seat! These workshops are part of our Science Mad! afternoon for kids, with workshops completely free – read more about it here.
Extremely fun science experiments to inspire all ages in the Festival Tent!
Fun cookery workshops for 2-5yrs and 6-11yrs. Building confidence and skills in the kitchen, giving children an opportunity to express their creativity and be proud of their achievements!
A family interactive session exploring our Hurst Water Meadow
The expert founders of Mr Hobbs Gin take you through the history of gin from the Dutch liquor, Jenever, to the recent gin-naisance.
Scandi Baking Workshop
Roll your sleeves up for 3 hours of baking delicious Scandi goods including the ultimate perfect cinnamon bun!