Blackmore Vale Events

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Charity Santa Abseil

Cheddar Gorge Cheddar

It's back! Take on our charity Santa Abseil challenge at Cheddar Gorge. For its second year, you can take on our much anticipated and thrilling Santa Abseil challenge, tackling a 60ft drop over the breath-taking views of Cheddar Gorge. The challenge, abseil one of Britain's most spectacular natural landmarks, all while dressed as Santa! This […]

Chaldicott Advent Fair 2023

Chaldicott Barns

A day of Christmas shopping, mulled wine, BBQ food, mince pies and plenty of festive fun for the family! Chaldicott Barns will be hosting around 30 independent businesses – do come and meet the producers and buy gifts that are not available on the high street Foodie treats,Delicious Liqueurs,Garden tools and kitchen knives from Japan,Natural […]

Children’s Christmas Crafts & Activities

Shaftesbury Library Bell Street, Shaftesbury

Shaftesbury Library’s Advent activities are starting on Saturday 2nd December and they are all FREE! Join Charlie for a fun-filled morning of Christmas songs, games and crafts. Get into the festive spirit and have your chance to win a free family ticket to the Santa Show at Shaftesbury Arts Centre! Places are limited so please book […]

Advent Carol Service

St Peter's Church High West Street, Dorchester, Dorchester, United Kingdom

We are delighted that University Music Chamber Choir (formed from singers from Bournemouth University and Arts University Bournemouth) will be providing the music for our Advent Carol Service on Saturday 2nd December at 4.30pm at St Peter’s Church, Dorchester. The service will include hymns and choral music by Britten, Howells, Weir, Farrington, Tavener and MacMillan. […]

Robin Hood: A Family Pantomime

Leigh Village Hall Chetnole Road, Sherborne, DT9 6HL

Leigh's Wriggle Valley Players join with the junior members of Power of Performing to present Robin Hood – a family pantomime by Warren McWilliams. Prepare to boo the sheriff and cheer for the eponymous hero who robs from the rich and gives to the poor. There will be jokes, songs, maybe a cow and lots […]


Christmas at Shaftesbury Library

Shaftesbury Library Bell Street, Shaftesbury

The second of Shaftesbury Library’s Children’s Christmas activities continues on Saturday 9th December from 11.00am to 12noon.  Make and personalise your own beautiful Christmas angels to take home. Christmas colouring will be available for younger children.  Booking essential via Eventbrite as spaces are limited or please speak to library staff.  This event is FREE too! […]

Choral Eucharist

St Peter's Church (Dorchester) High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset

You are warmly invited to our monthly, cathedral-style service of Choral Eucharist on Sunday 10th December at 10.30am in St Peter’s Church, Dorchester. The music includes: Palestrina’s ‘Alma redemptoris mater’, Charpentier’s ‘Messe de minuit’ and Will Todd’s ‘Stay with me Lord’. All are very welcome to this free service and for refreshments afterwards.

St Margaret’s Hospice Light Up a Life Service


St Margaret’s Hospice is inviting people across Somerset to come together and be part of this year’s Light Up a Life campaign. Traditionally, Light Up a Life is the time when the hospice invites the local community to gather in churches across the county for a simple service of remembrance. But, after more people were […]

In terra pax – a programme of choral music for Christmas

University Music Choir and Orchestra present a programme of choral music for Christmas on Sunday 10th December at 4.30pm in St Ambrose Church, Westbourne (BH4 8BE). Enjoy performances of Finzi’s In terra pax, Vaughan Williams’s Fantasia on Christmas Carols and Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols. Tickets are £15 and available to buy on the door […]


Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols (Bournemouth)

St Peter's Church (Bournemouth) Hinton Road, Bournemouth

All are welcome to the Universities’ Carol Service, led by University Music Chamber Choir on Thursday 14th December at 6pm in St Peter’s Church, Bournemouth. Enjoy glorious choral music alongside the best-loved, traditional Christmas carols. This free event is open to everyone in the local community. Free.

Sixpenny Handley Community Cinema

Sixpenny Handley Village Hall Common Road, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset

Village Hall, Common Road SP5 5NJ Friday 15 December | 6.30 for 7.00 pm  £6 | Bar & snacks


Christmas Lunchtime Concert

St Peter's Church (Dorchester) High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset

Join us at St Peter's Church, Dorchester on Saturday 16th December between 12.30 and 1pm for a Christmas lunchtime concert! Britten’s ‘A ceremony of carols’ will be performed by vocal consort and talented young harpist, Marni Lai. Enjoy a restful half an hour in the midst of this busy December Saturday! Admission is free and […]