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Placed – an exhibition by Tim Steward and Mary Chamberlain

Dorchester Abbey High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames

An exhibition of artworks, including some responding to the locality of Dorchester Abbey,  with the narrative of being ‘placed’ - recognised, safe, known & grounded. Tim and Mary are running Breathe - a reflective art workshop day on Wednesday 8th May at the Abbey. Tim Steward trained in classical drawing and painting in London and [...]

Free

Scarecrow Trail – Heroes and Villains

Dorchester High St, Dorchester on Thames

Fancy taking part in the Dorchester Festival Scarecrow trail this year? Scarecrows can be really simple, pulled together at the last minute or super creative, planned way in advance – up to you, as long as they resemble a hero or villain (real life or fictional). Scarecrow entry £5 (entries must be received by Saturday [...]

Local Artists Exhibition

Dorchester Abbey Guest House High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames

The work will be available to view at the following times: 11am-5pm weekends, BH Mon & Friday, 1-5pm Tues-Thurs Dorchester Artists including Adrian Brooks Alison Rosby Bill Maish Carole Golding Chris Ellis Ed Metcalfe Patricia Drew and Sophia Stewart-Liberty will be exhibiting their work in the Dorchester Abbey Guest House.  25% of all sales will [...]

Free

Mindful Art for Wellbeing

Festival Little Tent Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames

This event is FREE but please do book a ticket using the link on the right so that we know how many people are coming!   Join Restore in a mindful art workshop to explore the beauty of the world around us. Mindful art is about grounding ourselves by taking a few moments to truly [...]

Free

Nick Cope – 10am

Dorchester Abbey High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames

This event is SOLD OUT.  If you would like to go on a waiting list, follow the box office link to the right and register your interest.  If there are requests for box office returns we will contact the waiting list in turn to see if tickets can be resold. Nick's performance at 12.30pm is [...]

Festival Circus service

Festival Big Tent Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames

Come and join Juggling John for a fun family café-style service in the tent with songs and circus tricks!  The Abbey band will be playing along to add to the fun Breakfast style refreshments from 10am If you need disabled parking or access do contact us here with your requirements - we'd love to help you! [...]

Free

Author adventure! How to write your book with Evelyn Crosskey

Dorchester Rectory Garden Behind the Abbey tower, Dorchester-on-Thames

This event is FREE!  But it's useful to know how many people are coming - please book a free ticket. In this fun, interactive session for children of all ages, local author Evelyn Crosskey will help you discover your inspiration to devise a story of your own. Explore your senses and come on a creative [...]

Free

Nick Cope – 12.30pm

Dorchester Abbey High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames

This event is SOLD OUT.  If you would like to go on a waiting list, follow the box office link to the right and register your interest.  If there are requests for box office returns we will contact the waiting list in turn to see if tickets can be resold. Nick's 10am performance is also [...]

Tentertainment!

Festival Big Tent Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames

Tentertainment tickets £7 (adults free) Tickets not required for babes in arms Rain or shine, roll up for fabulous tentertainment for all ages.  BBQ lunch, tea and amazing cakes available to buy from 12.30pm while children are entertained for the whole afternoon.  All their favourite parties rolled into one so turn up in fancy dress [...]

£7

Pubs and Shops Walk

Dorchester Abbey Porch Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames

This event is SOLD OUT.  If you would like to go on a waiting list, follow the box office link to the right and register your interest.  If there are requests for box office returns we will contact the waiting list in turn to see if tickets can be resold. Up The Street Take an [...]

£12

Bonsai Fundamentals & Hands-On Workshop: Crafting Miniature Marvels

Festival Little Tent Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames

This event is SOLD OUT.  If you would like to go on a waiting list, follow the box office link to the right and register your interest.  If there are requests for box office returns we will contact the waiting list in turn to see if tickets can be resold. Ticket price includes a bonsai [...]

£25

Dorchester Duck Race

Bridge End House Meadow High St, Dorchester on Thames

Dorchester Duck Race Ducks £5 (£12 for 3) The Dorchester Duck Race is now one of THE essential village Festival events for all ages.  Buy a duck, customise it and launch it down the river from the Hurst Water Meadow to a nail biting finish next to the Abbey.  Prizes for the first ducks home! [...]

£5

Birdsong Walk – Evensong

Hurst Bridge

This event is SOLD OUT.  If you would like to go on a waiting list, follow the box office link to the right and register your interest.  If there are requests for box office returns we will contact the waiting list in turn to see if tickets can be resold. Bird song is at its [...]

£13

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Dorchester Abbey High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Tickets £25/£20/£12 Children (under 16) half price There will be a section of seats reserved at the very front of the nave for Festival Friends at this concert. Do consider becoming a Friend – find out more about it here. The Showstoppers direct from London’s West End with an Olivier Award [...]

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