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September 2015

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  • Latest News

    Royal Voluntary Service Home Library Service need volunteers in Sherborne

    Do you like to read? But find it difficult to get to the library to get new books? We might be able to help.

    Sherborne Library has a team of dedicated Royal Voluntary Service volunteers who are able to visit on a regular basis, delivering the books you want from the Library to your home, free of charge. Large print books and talking books can also be delivered.  This service is funded by Dorset Library Service, and delivered by the Royal Voluntary Service.  It is available across Dorset to anyone who cannot easily get to their local library, and can be provided on a temporary basis as well as long term.  All Royal Voluntary Service volunteers are DBS checked and receive ongoing training and support.

    We currently need more Home Library Service volunteers in Sherborne!

    If you are interested in receiving or volunteering for the Home Library Service please contact Maria Jacobson, Royal Voluntary Service Manager Dorset Home Library Service, on 07786 635154 or 01305 236666, or e-mail

    Houseplants finish with a flourish at GCA Awards

    For the fourth consecutive year, Castle Gardens’ houseplant department manager, Tony Das, has been awarded a certificate of merit at the Garden Centre Association's (GCA) Wales & West regional awards.

    Tony joined Sherborne-based Castle Gardens in 2011, taking over as department manager in 2012, and from then on Castle Gardens’ Houseplant Area has been awarded the certificate of merit every single year, achieving impressive scores ranging from 84-87%. With the support of deputy manager, Helen Cuff, Tony has embraced the GCA’s annual audits, which are designed to recognise continuous improvement and help set industry benchmarks to be met and surpassed.

    Once a hugely important product, houseplants have decreased in prominence in most UK garden centres in recent years, but Tony and his team at Castle Gardens (and also at Brimsmore Gardens in Yeovil and Poundbury Gardens in Dorchester) have remained committed to offering the highest levels of quality and range to their customers, with expert knowledge and advice, seasonal variety and exemplary service at the heart of everything they do.



    Win a pair of tickets to 'Iolanthe' by Yeovil Amatuer Opera Society and Win 3 Pairs of tickets to Sherborne Literary Festival. For more information click 'Read More'. 



  • Town News September

    Films, Quiz, Rare Breeds Motor Show, Quilling Display, Organ Recital, Wessex Classic Car Tour, barn dance, Annual Historical Vehicle Rally, many clubs restarting until Christmas, markets; talks, lectures and workshops, coffee mornings, live music and more.

  • Films September

    Lots of great films in the upcoming month: Testament of Youth, Kingsman, Far From the Madding Crowd, Still Alice, Dark Horse, Suit Francaise, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Woman In Gold, The Water Diviner and Selma.

  • Music September

    Many musical acts to see in September including... ‘Ghosts and Characters of the South West’, 'Last Night Of The Proms charity concert', 'The Perks Ensemble', 'The Story of Guitar Heroes', 'Vox in Frox', 'Antara', 'When You're Smiling' and much more...

    When You're Smiling

  • Performance September

    Many performances taking place this month including: 'Absent Friends', 'You're Never Too Old', 'Castaways', 'Magic and Movies Cinema Night', Pam Ayres, 'Twelfth Night', 'Untold Stories' and more...

    Absent FriendsPam Ayres Photgraphed by Trevor LeightonImpAct Theatre: 'Untold Stories'

  • Visual Art September

    Lots of local exhibitions in August and September: Damian Clarke, Bruton Art Society, new work by Charles Anderson and Sandy Murphy, Ilminster Summer Open Event, and 'Artists 303'.

    Pictures by Charles Anderson from The Jerram Gallery, Sherborne, Dorset.  Contemporary British pictures and sculptureStill Life and Interiors by Sandy Murphy from The Jerram Gallery, Sherborne, Dorset. Contemporary British pictures and sculpture

  • Village News September

    Films, Quiz, Martock Show, Street Fair, Scarecrow Festival, Honey Show and Farmers and Craft Market, Flower Show, Village Fates, Country Fayre, Car Boot Sale, talks and lectures, comedies, live music, coffee mornings, and more.


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