Dawn Chorus Walk

Up with the lark? Get up bright and early to enjoy the most beautiful natural concert of the season on this dawn chorus walk. Bird song is at its best in May, so join local naturalist Richard Tilley for an early morning guided amble around Dorchester's three water meadows, courtesy of the Hurst Water Meadow [...]

Bonsai Fundamentals & Hands-On Workshop: Crafting Miniature Marvels

Ticket price includes a bonsai tree to craft and then take home Embark on a delightful bonsai journey during this 2hr workshop. Learn bonsai fundamentals, where Benoit shares the stories of this ancient art, then immerse yourself in a hands-on workshop, applying your newfound knowledge to shape and create your own miniature masterpiece with guidance. [...]

Birdsong Walk – Evensong

Bird song is at its best in May, so join local naturalist Richard Tilley for an evening guided amble around Dorchester's three water meadows, courtesy of the Hurst Water Meadow Trust. Relax into a gentle walk listening to the birds sing their final songs of the day and pick up tips on how to identify [...]

Mindful Art for Wellbeing

FREE event 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 appreciate and observe our surroundings, using either the cameras on our phones or pen and paper. “Taking notice” is one of the 5 Ways [...]

Dorchester Abbey Festival Service with a Guest Speaker & Belinda Gifford-Guy

Come to this special Dorchester Abbey Festival service with a Guest Speaker and this year's Junior BBC Chorister of the year Belinda Gifford-Guy This service will be packed with favourite hymns and a lovely anthem from our amazing Dorchester Abbey choir.  A bit of peace and quiet in the middle of the Festival madness! If [...]

Festival Circus service

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! [...]

Stories from the Library of Life

  Oxfordshire Recovery College at Restore and Forensic Recovery College at OHFT collects video stories about surviving tough times. The stories explore the challenges of navigating mental ill health or painful experiences, and finding a way through, towards a more hopeful future. The hope is that those who watch will feel inspired and encouraged on their own [...]

Mindful Movement for Wellbeing

  Join Restore’s Oxfordshire Recovery College for a free introduction to the benefits of gentle movement for mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Experienced tutor, Tina, will introduce some body-focused grounding skills to release tension and create a sense of calm and connection to nature. Bring your attention to the present moment and transform anxiety and [...]

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