Calendar

Dec
5
Sat
Let’s light up Dorchester and make this village sparkle
Dec 5 – Dec 26 all-day

From our Facebook group

(Starting Sat 5th Dec)

Want to join in the fun and put some sparkle in the village for Christmas?  Let’s all make our houses glow with the lights of Christmas cheer

Wander round the village and see all the spectacular Christmas lights and decorations.

 

Museum Christmas Shopping Event @ Dorchester Abbey Museum
Dec 5 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Come to the Museum Gift Shop and buy your Christmas cards and presents.

We have Abbey Christmas cards and others, and lots of lovely Christmas gifts: books, jewellery (including special Christmas earrings), as well as a wide range of stocking fillers for children.

Also our popular greetings cards for birthdays and other occasions

Edith Stedman’s Cook Book

The perfect Christmas present! To mark the 60th anniversary of the Museum’s opening by Edith, we’ve reissued her charming Monastery Guest House Cook Book.

Price £7.50. Available from the Museum or Linda Hender, 11 page Furlong linda.hender@btinternet.com

Please be assured that you’ll feel safe in the Museum as we have careful Covid-19 protection protocols in place: hand sanitizer, one-way system, social distancing, only a small number of people allowed entry at the same time, etc.

Please pay by card if possible.

 

Dec
8
Tue
Museum Christmas Shopping Event @ Dorchester Abbey Museum
Dec 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Come to the Museum Gift Shop and buy your Christmas cards and presents.

We have Abbey Christmas cards and others, and lots of lovely Christmas gifts: books, jewellery (including special Christmas earrings), as well as a wide range of stocking fillers for children.

Also our popular greetings cards for birthdays and other occasions

Edith Stedman’s Cook Book

The perfect Christmas present! To mark the 60th anniversary of the Museum’s opening by Edith, we’ve reissued her charming Monastery Guest House Cook Book.

Price £7.50. Available from the Museum or Linda Hender, 11 page Furlong linda.hender@btinternet.com

Please be assured that you’ll feel safe in the Museum as we have careful Covid-19 protection protocols in place: hand sanitizer, one-way system, social distancing, only a small number of people allowed entry at the same time, etc.

Please pay by card if possible.

 

Dec
11
Fri
[streamed] Christ Church Cathedral Oxford Carol Concert
Dec 11 – Dec 31 all-day

The hugely popular Christ Church Cathedral Oxford Carol Concert which is organised by a team of local volunteers is this year going to be streamed, free to all – so if anyone is looking for something Christmassy they can enjoy doing from home, they need look no further!

A stellar cast of celebrities and renowned musicians are joining forces in a major online Christmas celebration of carols and festive readings to help generate urgently needed funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. The concert, aptly named Follow the Stars, streams as live from Friday 11th – 31st December. From the beautiful Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, will be performances by world-leading baritones Roderick Williams and Christopher Purves and celebrities will deliver seasonal readings directly from their own homes. So, to join Joanna Lumley, Stephen Fry, Jeremy Irons, Alexander Armstrong, Toby Jones, Benjamin Zephaniah and a host of other well-known faces including a very special surprised guest star, go to the following link for more details Follow The Stars and to view the trailer.

 

Pre-school (virtual) Quiz Night
Dec 11 @ 8:00 pm

Zoom quiz – £10 per household

8pm from the comfort of your own home

Dorchester pre-cshool invites you to a quiz night to raise money for new equipment

Please email Hayley at admin@dorchesterpreschool.co.uk

 

Dec
16
Wed
Traditional Christmas Carols with OSJ Ashmolean Voices
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm
Traditional Christmas Carols with OSJ Ashmolean Voices

Social-distanced concerts

Tickets must be pre-booked

osj.org.uk

Traditional Christmas Carols with OSJ Ashmolean Voices
Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm
Traditional Christmas Carols with OSJ Ashmolean Voices

Social-distanced concerts

Tickets must be pre-booked

osj.org.uk

Dec
19
Sat
Handel’s Messiah highlights @ Dorchester Abbey
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Handel’s Messiah highlights @ Dorchester Abbey

Highlights of Handel’s Messiah in John Lubbock’s exciting new orchestration for wind and strings. See Youtube clip HERE. OSJ Ashmolean Voices Soloists to include Ellie Edmonds soprano Orchestra of St John’s John Lubbock conductor To allow as many as possible to…

Handel’s Messiah highlights @ Dorchester Abbey
Dec 19 @ 7:45 pm
Handel’s Messiah highlights @ Dorchester Abbey

Highlights of Handel’s Messiah in John Lubbock’s exciting new orchestration for wind and strings. See Youtube clip HERE. OSJ Ashmolean Voices Soloists to include Ellie Edmonds soprano Orchestra of St John’s John Lubbock conductor To allow as many as possible to…

Dec
31
Thu
New Years Eve – overtures and dances @ Dorchester Abbey
Dec 31 @ 6:00 pm
New Years Eve – overtures and dances @ Dorchester Abbey

Overtures and Dances Orchestra of St John’s with John Lubbock conductor To allow as many as possible to attend, we are  offering two identical concerts of about 1 hour with no interval – one starting at 6pm, the other starting…

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