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Jun
2
Sun
Viola Day with Martin Outram
Jun 2 all-day
Viola Day with Martin Outram

Martin Outram studied at Cambridge University and the Royal Academy of Music. He is a member of the internationally renowned Maggini Quartet and also appears regularly as a soloist

During this informal and friendly workshop, there will be opportunities to play viola ensemble repertoire and a masterclass in which participants will be encouraged to perform works of their choice and be tutored by Martin. There will also be a questions and answers technique ‘clinic’ and a short recital by Martin if time permits. Viola literature and study material will be on hand for perusal. This is a chance to be immersed in all things viola in a beautiful venue – do come along!

More info

Jun
19
Wed
D.A.D.S. Performance – “Sex please, we’re sixty!” @ Village Hall, Dorchester on thames
Jun 19 @ 7:45 pm

D.A.D.S. performance – “Sex please, we’re sixty!”

by Michael Parker and Susan Parker

by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

Available from Dorchester Co-op or Ticketsource https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/dads

 

Jun
20
Thu
D.A.D.S. Performance – “Sex please, we’re sixty!” @ Village Hall, Dorchester on thames
Jun 20 @ 7:45 pm

D.A.D.S. performance – “Sex please, we’re sixty!”

by Michael Parker and Susan Parker

by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

Available from Dorchester Co-op or Ticketsource https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/dads

 

Jun
21
Fri
D.A.D.S. Performance – “Sex please, we’re sixty!” @ Village Hall, Dorchester on thames
Jun 21 @ 7:45 pm

D.A.D.S. performance – “Sex please, we’re sixty!”

by Michael Parker and Susan Parker

by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

Available from Dorchester Co-op or Ticketsource https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/dads

 

Jun
22
Sat
D.A.D.S. Performance – “Sex please, we’re sixty!” @ Village Hall, Dorchester on thames
Jun 22 @ 7:45 pm

D.A.D.S. performance – “Sex please, we’re sixty!”

by Michael Parker and Susan Parker

by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

Available from Dorchester Co-op or Ticketsource https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/dads

 

Sep
25
Wed
Historical Society
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm
Historical Society

Mark Davies ‘Professors of Rowing: the first Oxford v Cambridge boat races’. Dorchester Village Hall 7.30p.m.

Members free, visitors £3

Oct
16
Wed
Culham and District Horticultural Club – Mat Reese – The Art of a Flower Border @ Abbey Guest House
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm
Culham and District Horticultural Club - Mat Reese -  The Art of a Flower Border @ Abbey Guest House

We have speakers at the Abbey Guest House on the 3rd Wednesday at 7.30pm of the 6 winter months: January-April, October and November. In May, June, July and September we organise group garden visits. The annual subscription is £20. The cost of garden visits depends on how much the owners charge.

While Mat was at Wisley he was introduced to gardener and writer Christopher Lloyd and spent subsequent weekends volunteering in his garden, Great Dixter. So when he finished at Kew, there was only one place he wanted to be. He went to see Fergus Garrett, head gardener at Dixter, and started work almost immediately. He says “Dixter is gardened in a creative and inventive way, so we were constantly trying new things”.
After that, in 2010 Mat moved to Malverleys, a private estate in Hampshire, where he is developing and redesigning the gardens. He gave us a talk on Melverleys in November 2016. Mat is now regarded as one of a handful of top-echelon gardeners working in Britain today.

Oct
23
Wed
Historical Society
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm
Historical Society

Professor Malcolm Airs ‘William and Jessie Macfarlane and their Mission for Dorchester’. Dorchester Village Hall 7.30p.m.

Members free, visitors £3

Nov
20
Wed
Culham and District Horticultural Club – Dr Chris Thorogood – Mediterranean Plants @ Abbey Guest House
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm
Culham and District Horticultural Club - Dr Chris Thorogood  - Mediterranean Plants @ Abbey Guest House

We have speakers at the Abbey Guest House on the 3rd Wednesday at 7.30pm of the 6 winter months: January-April, October and November. In May, June, July and September we organise group garden visits. The annual subscription is £20. The cost of garden visits depends on how much the owners charge.

Chris is a plant biologist who is the Deputy Director and Head of Science & Public Engagement at Oxford Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum.
In 2016 Chris published a Field Guide to the wild flowers of the Western Mediterranean where he has travelled extensively including teaching field botany to undergraduates in the Algarve.
Chris says” The Mediterranean Basin has one of the world’s richest floras. Indeed, up to 10% of all vascular plants occur in the Mediterranean Basin, which represents just 1.6% of the Earth’s surface. This large area has a complex and varied geology and topography but is united by its typically Mediterranean climate of hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters.
In 2018 Chris also published Weird Plants which features weird, wonky and wonderful plants seen on his travels and illustrated with his own oil paintings.

Nov
27
Wed
Historical Society : A 17th Century Christmas
Nov 27 @ 7:30 pm
Historical Society : A 17th Century Christmas

Tim Healy ‘A 17th Century Christmas’. Dorchester Village Hall 7.30p.m.

Members free, visitors £3

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