Events 2023

Robert Young Walk
April 30, 2023 @ 10:30 at Museum, Sturminster Newton
A guided walk led by David Fox. Robert Young (1811-1908) served as Parish Constable in Stur during Victorian times. His chronicles give an insight into[...]
Self Publishing Workshop with John Jenkins
May 20, 2023 @ 14:00 at The Library, Sturminster Newton
Skills you will need as a self publisher include: writing, editing, proof reading, indexing, typesetting, typography, design, picture editing, production control, marketing, selling, bookkeeping, purchasing,[...]
Tess' Marlott
May 25, 2023 @ 10:30 - 12:30 at The Crown, Marnhull
This event has SOLD OUT! Join the waiting list on EventBrite, who will let you know if any cancellations come up. A meandering walk in,[...]
Rupert Brooke's Poetry at Shillingstone Station
June 3, 2023 @ 14:00 at Shillingstone Station, Shillingstone
This event has SOLD OUT! Join the waiting list on EventBrite, who will let you know if any cancellations come up. Rupert Brooke spent much[...]
Stained Glass Stories I
June 5, 2023 @ 10:30 - 11:30 at St Mary's Church, Sturminster Newton
“These Gothic windows, how they wear me out” - Thomas Hardy (poet and architect) with Harry Clarke (artist) It’s been said of the 1921 Art[...]
The Tennis Champion Who Escaped the Nazis : Liesl Herbst’s Journey, from Vienna to Wimbledon
June 5, 2023 @ 14:30 at 1855, Sturminster Newton
Author: Felice Hardy Liesl Herbst, Austrian National Tennis champion, fled Nazi occupation with her family - this is the moving story of their escape and[...]
From Sturminster Newton to The White House: the Fuller sisters in America
June 5, 2023 @ 19:30 at The Exchange, Sturminster Newton
A dramatic monologue performed by Rachel Alexander - as Rosalind Fuller - recounts the sisters’ three tours of America between 1911 and 1917. The drama[...]
Stained Glass Stories II
June 6, 2023 @ 10:30 - 11:30 at St Mary's Church, Sturminster Newton
“To zee the glassen house, an’ all / the lot o’things a-stow’d inside” - William Barnes (poet) with Dashwood family (solicitors) As a young boy, William[...]
Real Dorset
June 6, 2023 @ 15:00 at The Exchange, Sturminster Newton
Real Dorset is a personal, detailed, discursive, humorous and idiosyncratic look at Dorset. The county is famous for its spectacular coastline, for its historic towns,[...]
Going Wild About West Dorset
June 6, 2023 @ 19:00 at The Exchange, Sturminster Newton
BEST-KNOWN as a long-time champion of eco-tourism with a special interest in Africa, Dorset author Brian Jackman has been writing about the world’s wild places[...]
The Lost Orchards
June 7, 2023 @ 19:00 at 1855, Sturminster Newton
Author: Liz Copas and Nick Poole About two-thirds of Britain’s small, traditional orchards have been lost since 1960. The loss of an orchard means the[...]
Stained Glass Stories III
June 8, 2023 @ 10:30 - 11:30 at St Mary's Church, Sturminster Newton
“Did er wander down be river-zide, be banks o’ gentle Stour” - Robert Young (Sturminster’s poet) with Rev. J.C. Mansel-Pleydell (Young’s first biographer) When Robert Young died,[...]
The Vintage Shop of Second Chances
June 8, 2023 @ 19:00 at 1855, Sturminster Newton
This event has SOLD OUT! Join the waiting list on EventBrite, who will let you know if any cancellations come up. An author talk followed[...]
Stained Glass Stories IV
June 9, 2023 @ 10:30 - 11:30 at St Mary's Church, Sturminster Newton
“Miss Lowndes does not realise the power of story-telling she possesses” - Dorset stories written by Mary Lowndes (artist) Mary Lowndes is generally acknowledged as the[...]
Beyond Tess
June 9, 2023 @ 14:00 - 15:30 at The Exchange, Sturminster Newton
Michael Langridge, in conversation with Dr Tracy Hayes of The Thomas Hardy Society, talks about The Second Mrs Clare, his sequel to Thomas Hardy’s ‘Tess[...]
The Strands of Gold Trilogy
June 9, 2023 @ 19:00 at The Library, Sturminster Newton
Sadly, this event has been cancelled. Local author Elisabeth Conway will discuss how she uses real historical characters as a backdrop for her Stands of[...]
Book Fair
June 10, 2023 @ 10:30 - 16:00 at The Exchange, Sturminster Newton
A range of stalls selling second-hand and collectible books.  
The Test Pilot's Story
June 10, 2023 @ 13:30 at The Library, Sturminster Newton
Writer Chris Taylor talks about his extraordinary career as a test pilot both with the Royal Navy and with civilian aircraft. Chris Taylor has had[...]
Nature's Wonders
June 10, 2023 @ 16:00 at The Library, Sturminster Newton
With a mix of evocative writing, beautiful photographs and facts that are too good to keep to yourself, this book explores 50 magical moments that[...]
Warriors, Monarchs, and Monks: Illuminating the Dark Ages
June 10, 2023 @ 19:00 at The Library, Sturminster Newton
Matthew Harffy is the author of the action-packed, historically accurate series of novels, the Bernicia Chronicles, set in seventh century Britain. The ninth novel in[...]
Nature Writing Workshop
September 23, 2023 @ 14:00 - 16:00 at The Library, Sturminster Newton
Please note change of date for this workshop. Existing ticket-holders have already been contacted. Seasons, weather, animals, birds, fish, plants and humans ... how can[...]
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