Podcast episodes

Season 2 Episode 12 Opera in Oborne Special – 17 August 2022

A special interview with Vivien Conacher, mezzo-soprano, Stephen Anthony Brown, tenor and Director, and Nigel Masters organiser of Opera in Oborne / Public information notices – free gadgets to help you waste less water / What’s On items a-plenty!

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Season 2 Episode 11 Read Easy Revisited – 10 August 2022

Our feature this week is an interview with Holly Ridout of Read Easy Blackmore Vale North which coincides with the re-showing of the Jay Blades documentary about learning to read at the age of 51 / Wriggle Valley Jazz Band in Oborne / Yetminster & Ryme Intrinseca walk on Saturday 13 August CANCELLED / Messy Mondays at Sherborne Museum / FREE Herb Walks / The Wind in the Willows outdoor theatre for children / Blackmarsh Farm Maize Maze / Afternoon At The Opera in Sherborne / Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Musical Workshop and much more…

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Season 2 Episode 10 Holiday Fun for Everyone! – 3 August 2022

Sue interviews Di Tilsley of Wimborne Orienteers who helped to get the two new orienteering courses in Sherborne off to a flying start / lots of activities to keep children busy in the holidays at Sherborne Library, Tinneys Youth Club, Pitcombe Falconry Open day / Honeybuns pop-up shop / Terry Bennett interviews David Sidwick, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset, after the public meeting in Sherborne.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Season 2 Episode 9 Fancy Trying a Bit of Orienteering? – 27 July 2022

Hear Roger Marsh tell us all about the orienteering course that’s launching in Sherborne this Saturday / 75th Chetnole Flower Show and Fete / Blackmarsh Farm Maize maze / Afternoon at the Opera / Play On Music Festival at The Grange at Oborne continues / lots of children’s activities over the summer / Aber Valley Male Voice Choir / Titanic Exhibition in Exeter and so much more…

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Season 2 Episode 8 Tips for Keeping Cool – for Future Reference! – 20 July 2022

The silly temperatures may be over, but Sue learned some good ways to keep cool – for the next heatwave / Dr Rob Childs announces his retirement from The Grove Medical Centre / Have you booked in for breast screening or flu vaccination? Wait for an invitation so you contact the right person / Lots of events to keep you entertained / 75th Chetnole Flower Show and Fete / The Big Blooming Tea party in Yetminster in aid of Marie Curie / Two performances by Illyria Outdoor Theatre Company in Sherborne / Play On Festival of music at The Grange at Oborne continues / Sherborne Steam and Water Wheel Centre Open Day and so much more!

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Click Download to view the poster from The Lancet on ways to keep cool.

Season 2 Episode 7 A New Shop for Sherborne – 13 July 2022

Find out how The Original Factory Shop, opening this week in Sherborne, wants to work with our community / Children’s book recommendations from Grace at Sherborne Library / Tips for keeping veg fresh / Places children can eat for free or less than usual / Open Art in Sherborne and Sturminster Newton / Join Sherborne Youth Band / Yetminster Fair / The Great Big Blooming Tea Party in Yetminster / Nether Compton Fete …and so much more!

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Season 2 Episode 6 We’re Back in Sherborne! – 6 July 2022

Sue’s back from her hols and has loads of What’s On items, an Interview with Miranda Heldt after the opening concert of the Play On Festival at The Grange at Oborne, some Public Information and an update on the podcast’s launch on Abbey104, Sherborne’s community radio station.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audiionautix.com

Season 2 Episode 5 Another Bumper Edition of Events in the Sherborne Area – 15 June 2022

A featured interview with violinist Ruth Rogers on the last two concerts in the Sherborne Chamber Music Series / Sherborne Summer Festival / Sherborne Sunday Market / Elias String Quartet at Sherborne Girls’ School / Milborne Port Primary School Summer Fete / Play On Music Festival Returns to the Grange at Oborne / Mamma Mia under the Stars at Bradford Abbas / Fiver Fest Returns in July / Howie Casey’s Beatles with Wings at Leigh Village Hall and so much more!

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Season 2 Episode 4 Top Things to do in and Around Sherborne – 8 June 2022

Les Miserables Musical in a Day workshop in Buckland Newton / Hinton St Mary Open Gardens / Sherborne Museum Finds Day / Milborne Port Primary School Summer Fete / Tea & Chat in Sherborne for Ukrainian Guests and their Hosts / Oborne Barn Dance / Howie Casey’s Beatles with Wings at Leigh Village Hall / Could you Become a Sherborne Volunteer Ambassador, a volunteer driver for Sherborne Voluntary Ambulance, help children with literacy by volunteering for Dorset Reading Partners, to name but a few? There are so many volunteering opportunities in our area.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Season 2 Episode 3 Sherborne Castle Country Fair plus Volunteers Week – 1 June 2022

A special, longer episode this week. Volunteers Week is 1-7 June every year, nationwide. Andrew McElwee talks about the benefits for those who volunteer, from his personal experiences of volunteering / Interviews from the Country Fair / What’s On items / Exciting news about Sherborne Voices Podcast / GP surgery closures and supermarket opening times over the two Bank Holidays

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Season 2 Episode 2 Out and About with Sherborne Voices Podcast – 25 May 2022

Lots of volunteering opportunities in and around Sherborne / Les Miserables Musical in a Day workshop / Piddle Valley Players Talent Night / Sherborne Castle Country Fair / Jubilee Weekend events and much more.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Season 2 Episode 1 Grace’s Library Book Recommendations Are Back – 18 May 2022

This week, Grace from Sherborne Library gives gives her suggestions for good reads for young adults / New Chatter & Natter table at The Pear Tree, Sherborne / Another Board Games Night at Oliver’s Coffee House, Sherborne / Cinema at The Exchange, Sturminster Newton / Read Easy racconteurs at Waitrose, Sherborne / The Science Cafe Talk / Sherborne Repair Cafe and much more…

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Episode 50 Sherborne Voices Podcast is One Year Old This Week – 11 May 2022

Want to do the Teddy Bear Zip Wire Experience at Sherborne Abbey on Sunday? Just turn up between 11am and 2.30pm / New council powers to issue fines to motorists for entering cycle lanes / Shillingstone Steam Rally / Rendezvous Coffee Morning / Sherborne Sunday Market / Sherborne repair Cafe / Gilbert O’Sullivan live in Yeovil / volunteering opportunities and much more.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Episode 49 Sherborne Round-up – 4 May 2022

A quick round-up of the many things to do in the Sherborne area and a few public service announcements.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Episode 48 Would you like to improve your reading for free? – 20 April 2022

This week we feature Blackmore Vale North ReadEasy and Lydia talks about the great work they do to help people read more easily. There are lots of events, particularly on Saturday, in our What’s On section and a few Public Service announcements.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Episode 47 Happy Easter to you all! – 13 April 2022

Lots to do over the Easter weekend in and around Sherborne / Treasure hunts / Car boot sale / Extended opening hours at Sherborne Museum / Sherborne Abbey tours / Cycle rides / Become a Sherborne Volunteer Ambassador / Sue interviews Sarah about her new venture to help busy mums look after their wellbeing – including a free three day event.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Episode 46 A Busy Weekend in Store in Sherborne – 6 April 2022

Happy Hour at the Candy Cabin / Sherborne Castle Gardens open again, but there are a few changes for visitors / Junior Kickboxing / Craft nights at Rosefinch Cafe / Old School Gallery, Yetminster celebrates its 10th anniversary – don’t miss it! / Titanic Exhibition comes to Exeter in August / Scam alert! / What will a Lateral Flow Test cost you now? / And so much more…

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Episode 45 Look Out For The Wicked Witch of Sherborne!! – 30 March 2022

This month’s suggestions for adult fiction from Grace at Sherborne Library / Yetminster historical walk / Sue has fun on her new trike / What’s On items / New parking charges come into effect across Dorset – on different dates! / Public service announcements.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Episode 44 Sherborne Round-up – 23 March 2022

A longer than usual episode packed full of What’s On items and Public service announcements.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Episode 43 Paddock Garden Revisited – 16 March 2022

Well done to Florence, our local mini busker, who has collected donations for Ukraine by playing in Cheap Street / Don’t forget local people need help too and you can donate to Sherborne Food Bank / What’s On items / Sue checks out the upgraded paths in Paddock Garden / Public service announcements / A follow up to just one thing you can do to improve your health and wellbeing.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Episode 42 Fiver Fest in Sherborne Starts This Saturday – 9 March 2022

An update from Jane Wood on the Fiver Fest in Sherborne which starts this Saturday, 12 March / What’s On items / Public service announcements / Sue suggests a series of broadcasts on BBC Sounds that will get you thinking about ways to improve your physical and mental wellbeing.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Episode 41 Local Support for Ukraine – 2 March 2022

Our feature is on the local response to the call for donated items for refugees from Ukraine. Plus What’s On and Public Service announcements.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Photograph credit: Celia Brayfield

Episode 40 What’s new at Quarr Nature Reserve? – 23 February 2022

Tons of What’s On items, eg Beekeeping course, jazz concert, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Anything Goes in Buckland Newton / a few public service announcements / Sue takes a walk round Quarr Nature Reserve to check out the improvements.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Episode 39 Sweets For My Sweet – 16 February 2022

Find out about Sherborne’s new sweet shop, plus What’s On items and public service announcements for the Sherborne area in today’s Sherborne Voices Podcast episode.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Episode 38 The West Dorset Magazine; a new free magazine for our area – 9 February 2022

Miranda Robertson and Karen Bate tell us about their new venture, The West Dorset Magazine / What’s On items / Public service announcements, including tips for staying safe and well through the winter.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Episode 37 Hope2 projects and a New Magazine for West Dorset – 2 February 2022

A feature interview with Greg Pearson of Hope2Cycle in Sherborne about the Hope2 charity projects / Loads of What’s On items, and even more public service announcements / A heads-up on a new free magazine for West Dorset ahead of next week’s feature.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Episode 36 The Oldest Pillar Box in Mainland UK – 26 January 2022

Did you know the oldest pillar box in the UK was in our area? Find out more in today’s featured item / Plenty of What’s On items to keep you occupied and entertained / Good news about The Repair Cafe and Abbey Pharmacy / Health and Covid-19 information / An idea to get rid of items that nobody wants – and you may see them on screen!

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Episode 35 Sherborne Round-up – 19 January 2022

Adult non-fiction suggestions from Grace at Sherborne Library / Loads of What’s On items / Several health public service announcements.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Episode 34 A Visit to Sherborne Museum – 12 January 2022As Sherborne Museum re-opens for 2022,Sue takes a quick visit to see what’s new / What’s On items / Public service announcements.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Episode 33 How Well Do You Know the Highway Code? – 5 January 2022

The main item covers some of the new rules to be introduced to the Highway Code, plus What’s On items and public service announcements.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Episode 32 Health and Happiness to Us All This Christmas! – 22 December 2021

Thank you and well done to Sherborne Community Kitchen and 874 Sherborne Air Cadets / Christmas greetings from Sherborne shops and cafes / A few What’s On items for the beginning of January 2022 / Public announcements / A Nostalgic Christmas poem.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Episode 31 Sherborne Hotchpotch – 15 December 2021

Late news: Sherborne Post Office closes temporarily due to unforeseen health issues / Event cancellations due to Covid / Sherborne supermarket opening hours over Christmas / Refuse and recycling collections’ information over Christmas / What’s On items and Public notices.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Contact details for items in Episode 31

Sainsbury’s Christmas Opening Hours
Waitrose Christmas Opening Hours

Co-op Christmas Opening Hours

Episode 30 Sherborne Update – 08 December 2021

A shorter episode this week: Catch up with things to do in and around Sherborne / A few public notices / Chrildren’s book suggestions from Sherborne Library along with library Christmas opening times.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Episode 29 Sherborne Area Round-Up – 01 December 2021

Endlesss What’s On items / Another Sherborne shop memory / Description of the last panels of Sherborne Community Mural / A tribute to radio presenter Big Al on Abbey104.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com


Episode 28 Christmas is getting closer – 24 November 2021

Christmas markets and fayres around the area / plenty of What’s On items / a report on the Read Easy Open Evening / the sad death of Abbey104’s radio presenter Big Al, Alan Mapp / public information notices.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Episode 27 Sherborne Museum Reopens! – 17 November 2021

Lots of What’s On items and public information notices, some more memories of Sherborne shops and the description of panels 13, 14 and 15 of the Sherborne Community Mural.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Episode 26 Memories of Sherborne Shops – 10 November 2021

Do you remember when Abbey Decor was a bakery, when Reeves was Boots and when there was a Turf Accountant (betting shop) in Hound Street? Listen to some of Eric Lane’s reminiscences in this week’s episode. Plus some public information notices and LOTS of What’s On items to celebrate six months of Sherborne Voices Podcast.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Contact details for items in Episode 26

RSPCA charity shop in Sherborne needs donations of clothes, handbags, jewellery and jigsaws. Ring the shop on 01935 814608.

Royal Mail Santa letters: Santa’s Grotto, Reindeerland, XM4 5HQ

Eastbury House job vacancy: Call 01935 812132 or email admin@eastburyhouse.co.uk

Grove Medical Centre PCN job vacancy: http://www.helpandcare.org.uk/work-with-us/vacancies/

ArtsLink classes – Parkinson’s Dance, Art for Memory & Art for Parents: email kate@dorchesterarts.org.uk

Sherborne Touch Rugby: Call 07887 800803 http://www.sherbornetouch.org.uk

Sherborne Library regular activities: to book, call 01935 812683

Jackie Winter talk at Sherborne Library: Call 01935 812683

Sherborne Arts classes: http://www.sherbornearts.org

Wessex Strings concert: tickets £10 from Winstone’s Bookshop in advance or £12 on the door

Tango Calor Argentinian band: to book 01935 814199 http://www.takeart.org

Rhyme Time at Sherborne Library: call 01935 812683

Showing of the film, The Father at Milborne Port: tickets from Wayne the Butcher or on the door. Call 01963 251217

Showing of the film, The Last Bus at Leigh Village Hall: tickets from Bridge Stores or call 01935 873269

The Last Bus is also showing at The Exchange, Sturminster Newton

Brochure for the Octagon Theatre and Westlands Centre: http://www.octagon-theatre.co.uk

Dickens by Candlelight: tickets only from http://www.eventbrite.co.uk

Adult ballet classes in Sherborne: email misscaroline@sherbornedance.co.uk

Tindall Recital Series concert: tickets from 01935 812249 or email tickets@sherborne.org

Season’s Greetings by Alan Ayckbourn at The Swan Theatre, Yeovil: http://www.swan-theatre.co.uk or call the Box Office on 0750 0376031

Christmas Door Wreath workshop: to book http://www.juliamoorefloraldesigns.co.uk

Episode 25 Sherborne U3A Update and Other Things to Do – 03 November 2021

Lots to do over the next week in and around Sherborne / Want to know what activities the U3A in Sherborne can offer you? Sue Thomas-Peter provides an update / What on earth is a Reverse Advent Calendar? / Milborne Port flu jabs update / New carvings in Pageant Gardens.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Contact details for items in Episode 25

Contact Sherborne Voices Podcast: Email sue@sherbornevoicespodcast.com or call/text 07869 183260

Monthly Market at Digby Hall in Hound Street, first Saturday morning of each month.

Sherborne Community Choir: Raleigh Hall in Digby Road, Sundays 4-5.30pm

Karl Jenkins, The Armed Man performance at the Octagon Theatre, Yeovil: Call 01935 422884 or see http://www.octagon-theatre.co.uk

The Black Dog Blues Band gig at The Fox & Hounds, Cattistock, DT2 0JH: Saturday 6 November 7.30pm

Breeze Cycle Ride for Women in Yetminster on 6 November: see http://www.letsride.co.uk and look for Yetminster Breeze Ride

Friday Luchtime Recitals in Cheap Street Church at 1.45pm: 5 November – Piano Recital 1 & 12 November – Singers Recital

Lisa’s Zumba Fiesta fitness classes at the Scout Hall, Blackberry Lane: Mondays & Wednesdays 10 – 11am, plus Zumba Gold on Thursdays 10 – 11am Email lisaszumbafiesta@gmail.com or text 07909 737992

Adam Nicholson talk for Sherborne Literary Society on 12 November: Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road at 7pm. Tickets from http://www.eventbrite.co.uk or Winstone’s Book shop

Mulled wine and nibbles till 8pm at D’Urberville’s, The Parade on Thursday 11 November.

Sherborne Community Kitchen sit-down lunches every Friday at 12.30 at the Raleigh Hall, Digby Road. To book your place, call 07561 067381 between 9am and 12.30pm on weekdays

Sherborne Abbey Lunchtime Organ Recitals every Monday at 1.30pm

Sherborne U3A: http://www.u3asites.org.uk/sherborne. Membership Secretary, Allan Lawton – 01935 814728

Milborne Port flu vaccinations: To book call 01963 250432 weekdays between 9am and 12pm

The Vale Pantry Reverse Advent Calendar

Episode 24 Open Sherborne and World Polio Day – 27 October 2021

A report on Sherborne School’s Open Sherborne event for the community / An interview with Sue Thomas-Peter on the Rotary Clubs’ involvement with eradicating polio / Walk-in clinics back at the Minor Injuries Unit at Yeatman Hospital / Public announcements / What’s On items, including Yeovil Literary Festival and a Performance of The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace at the Octagon Theatre, Yeovil.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Episode 23 A Hidden Gem in Sherborne – 20 October 2021

Sue reports on the Shell House in Sherborne / Grace of Sherborne Library provides suggestions for adult fiction available to borrow from the Library / The new Repair Cafe in Sherborne / Temorary Road Closures / Lots of What’s On Items.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Episode 22 Keeping Busy in our Area – 13 October 2021

Opportunities for Volunteering / Sherborne Community Mural Panels 10, 11 & 12 / Lots of What’s On Items

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Contact details for items in Episode 22

Volunteering:

Sherborne Abbey collection counters: 01963 210546 or Parish Office 01935 713777

Sherborne Museum front of house: info@sherbornemuseum.co.uk

Sherborne Foodbank packers: 07854 163869

Sherborne Community Kitchen drivers: 07561 067381

Covid-19 Booster clinic helpers: vicky.morland@dorsetgp.nhs.uk

Sherborne Wellbeing Walks walk leaders: vicky.morland@dorsetgp.nhs.uk

Sue Ryder Shop in Sherborne: 01935 815323

What’s On Items:

Lawrence: After Arabia screening: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk

Communifit 5k run: http://www.communifit.co.uk

Sherborne Community Kitchen Friday sit-down lunches: http://www.sherborne.kitchen or 07561067381

Sherborne Literary Society, Simon Heffer talk: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk or http://www.sherborneliterarysociety.com

The Cat and the Canary at the Octagon, Yeovil: 01935 422884

Leigh Art Show preview evening: http://www.leighartshow.co.uk or theleighartshow@btinternet.com or 01935 873294

Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir: http://www.bschoir.org.uk or 01722 710511

Tennis Coaching: 07437 404242 oe latennis@hotmail.com or https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/latenniscoaching/coaching/camps

Tindall Concert: 01935 812249 or tickets@sherborne.org or music@sherborne.org

Shell House Walking Tour: http://www.sherbornewalks.co.uk

Episode 21 Memories and Memory – 6 October 2021

Shout out to Graham and Diana, new members of Sherborne Community Choir / Dealing with Dementia, interview with someone who cared for her Mum / What’s On items / What do you know about the bombing of Sherborne in 1940? Sue reports on a historic guided walk about the tragic mistake.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Contact details for items in Episode 21

Dementia and Us: http://www.bbc.co.uk/dementiaandus

Pack Monday Fair: http://www.packmondayfair.com

Sherborne Historical Society talk: 01963 370899

Sherborne Steam and Water Wheel Centre Open Day: http://www.sswc.co.uk

Fascinating Aida at Westlands: http://www.westlandsyeovil.co.uk

Family History sessions at Sherborne Library: 01935 812683

Lawrence After Arabia screening and Director’s talk: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk

Episode 20 Sherborne Community Choir is Back! – 29 September 2021

Interviews with members of Sherborne Community Choir and their leader, Holly Royle / Public Notices / What’s On items

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

If you have an item to include in a future episode, email sue@sherbornevoicespodcast.com

Contact details for items in Episode 20

Bay Tree Cleaning Company:

Contactless card new limit: http://www.moneysavingexpert.com and search for News

Volunteers for Dorset Reading Partners: Juliet 01305 458515 or http://www.dorsetreadingpartners.org.uk

Old jewellery/watches for the Yeovil Breast Cancer Unit: call Maggie 01963 250108

Support for Refugees: Collection of items on Tuesdays & Wednesdays at The Pod, Cheap Street, Sherborne and information at http://www.sherborbornearearefugeesupport.org.uk

Sherborne Community Choir: Facebook page Sherborne Community Choir or FB Messenger Holly Victoria Royle

Sherborne Historical Society: Contact Nigel Parkinson on shs7membershipsec.gmail.com

Library events must be booked in advance by calling 01935 812683 or email sherbornelibrary@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

Child-friendly Bounce Sessions: Facebook page Bounce Sherborne

Walking Netball at the Gryphon Sports Centre: Facebook page Sarah Sarah

Puppy Playdates: email woof@jumpandgo.co.uk

Sherborne Literary Society Talk: http://www.sherborneliterarysociety.com

Sherbornw Walks guided tours: http://www.sherbornewalks.co.uk

Cinematheque Film Club: http://www.cinematheque.org.uk or phone 01935 421905

‘Supernova’ Film at Jubilee Hall Yetminster: tickets from the village’s Spar Shop and information from 07770 806990

Sherborne Pack Monday Fair: http://www.packmondayfair.com

Sherborne Town Band, Music in the Park, Sunday 3 October at 2.30 in Pageant Gardens

Episode 19 Sherborne Community Kitchen’ New Venture – 22 September 2021

Interviews with Jill & Harry at the first sit-down lunch for Sherborne Community Kitchen / Public Notices & What’s On Items / Carl Mintern on becoming self-sufficient / Next Instalment of the Sherborne Community Mural.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Contact details for items in Episode 19

Volunteer drivers for Sherborne Community Kitchen: phone 07561 067381

Dispensing Optician vacancy at Matthews Optician in Sherborne:

http://www.jobs.opticianonline.net and search for job no. 1401933689

Sherborne School Friday Lunchtime Recitals: Cheap Street Church, Cheap Street, Sherborne. Starts at 1.45pm

Sherborne Abbey Festival: http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sherborneabbeyfestival

Sherborne School Tindal Recital Series: phone 01935 812249 or email music@sherborne.org or tickets@sherborne.org

Sherborne Abbey Guided Tours: phone 01935 713777 on the day of the tour

Donate bikes or buy serviced second-hand bikes from Hope2Cycle at Sherborne Station

Cycling instruction: Dilys Gartside – http://www.cyclewisesouthampton.co.uk

Self-sufficiency podcast & foraging walks: http://www.selfsufficienthub.com and email selfsufficientcontact@gmail.com

Episode 18 Congratulations to Vineyards, Sherborne’s Independent Wine Shop – 15 September 2021

Listen in to find out what all the excitement’s about at Vineyards / Well done to Hunt’s for raising £800+ for the Yeatman Hospital / Events update from Grace at Sherborne Library / Sherborne’s new promotional video ‘Welcome to Sherborne’ / Auditions for Sherborne Abbey choristers / Temporary road closure on Thornford Road, Sherborne / Lots of What’s On items.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Contact details for items in Episode 18

Vineyards, Digby Road, Sherborne: Phone 01935 815544

Welcome to Sherborne video: http://www.sherborne-tc.gov.uk

Short story, A New Life by Jane Garner: Sherborne Times, pp 124-5

Auditions for Sherborne Abbey choristers: Sherborne Times, pp 24-5 and email james.henderson@sherborneabbey.com

All library events: 01935 812683

Sherborne Literary Society Autumn Events: http://www.sherborneliterarysociety.com/events

Mill Farm Music Summer’s End Festival: tickets from http://www.eventbrite.co.uk

Macbethe at The Swan Theatre, Yeovil: http://www.swan-theatre.co.uk or phone the box office on 07500376031

Chernobil Children’s Lifeline Bacon Bap and Tea/ Coffee: Sherborne Methodist Church, Cheap Street, Sherborne

Good Book Winners’ Debate: Waterstones, Yeovil phone 01935 479832 or email Yeovil@waterstones.com

Lisa’s New Gold Zumba Class: book at https://bookwhen.com/lisaszumbafiesta

Sherborne School’s Open Sherborne tours: http://www.sherborne.org/opensherborne

Sherborne Steam and Waterwheel Centre Open Day: http://www.sswc.co.uk

Sherborne Community Kitchen sit-down lunches on Fridays: phone 07561067381 between 9am and 12.30pm

Episode 17 Sherborne’s Buzzing with Activity Again! – 08 September 2021

So many What’s On items, there was no time for anything else! See below for contact details for the events.

Contact details for items in Episode 17

Yeovilton Military Wives Choir: 01935 422884 and http://www.octagon-theatre.com

Zumba classes in Sherborne: Text 07909 737992 or email lisaszumbafiesta@gmail.com

Dorset Local Vocals choirs: on Facebook or phone Lesley on 07933 928122 or email lesley@whatfish.plus.com

Sherborne Steam and Waterwheel Centre Open Day: http://www.sswc.co.uk

Group cycle ride in Sherborne: phone Peter Henshaw 01935 389357 or email sher@dcn.org.uk

Sherborne Community Kitchen sit-down lunches on Fridays: bookings 07561 067381 between 9am and 12pm, Monday to Friday

Sherborne Abbey volunteer guardians/ greeters: Sue Morgan 01935 873104 or email headguardian@sherborneabbey.com

Sherborne Abbey Mini-Festival: http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sherborneabbeyfestival

Pop-up Poppy Appeal Afternoon Tea: 07834 362192

Sherborne guided walking tours: http://www.sherbornewalks.co.uk

Memories of the bombing of Sherborne: 07869 183260 or email sue@sherbornevoicespodcast.com

Episode 16 September Events and Notices – 01 September 2021

What’s On Items – Music in the Park, CHAPS Pantomime Read-Through, Friends of the Yeatman Car Boot Sale, Dr Hilary Jones Talk, Lucy Worsley Talk, Playreading Online / Sherborne Community Mural – Panels, 4, 5 and 6 / Friends of the Yeatman donations to local causes / Minor Injuries Unit Survey by Friends of the Yeatman / An Easy Way to Help with Reading / New Banking Rules / New E10 Petrol / Contactless Payments Limit Raised / Universal Credit £20 Uplift Ends 01 October / Firefighters Wanted in Sherborne / Oxley Sports Centre New Swimming Pool Timetable / Hedgehogs! / Temporary Closure Thornford Road, Sherborne on 20 September / Sherborne Community Kitchen to Restart Sit-Down Meals at the Raleigh Hall / Co-op Milborne Port starts online ordering with £20 minimum spend / Trying Out an Electric Bike.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com 

Contact details for items in Episode 16

Charlton Horethorne Amateur Pantomime Society: phone Jon Mathew 01963 220595 or email chapspantomime@gmail.com

Lucy Worsley – A Very British Murder: phone 01258 475137 or go to the website http://www.stur-exchange.co.uk

Plays and Pinot, Online Playreading: http://www.dramatis.co.uk

Minor Injuries Unit Survey: email MIU@friendsoftheyeatman.org.uk

Help with Reading: http://www.turnonthesubtitles.org

Firefighters vacancies: http://www.dwfire.org.uk/working-for-us/on-call-firefighters/

Oxley New Pool Schedule: http://www.oxleysc.com

Electric bikes: Riley’s Cycles, Sherborne 01935 812038 and Espokes, Wincanton 07771 927354

Episode 15 Round-up of Local Information – 25 August 2021

The Sherborne Community Mural / Piddle Valley Players are Looking for Cast Members for ‘Anything Goes’ / New Sherborne Digby Hall Monthy Market / Yetminster and Ryme Intrinseca Walk Tonight / How Clean is Your Handbag?? / Final Concerts at the Grange at Oborne / Sherborne Abbey Festival / Stamp Fair / Part-time Sales Assistant Vacancy at Reeve the Bakers, Sherborne / U3A Enrolment Day and Examples of Groups Offered / Westland and Yeovil Model Engineering Society Running Day / Sherborne Town Band Returning Soon with Music in the Park.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Contact details for items in Episode 15

Piddle Valley Players Production: phone 07747696079 or email tickets@piddlevalleyplayers.co.uk

Concerts at The Grange at Oborne: jonvalender@gmail.com

Sherborne Abbey Festival: http://www.ticketsource.co.uk or phone 0333 6663366 (£1.80 booking charge by phone). Informations at http://www.sherborneabbeyfestival.org

Stamp Fair: phone 01489 582673 or email solentstamps@gmail.com

Job vacancy at Reeves: phone 01935 321264

Westland and Yeovil District Model Engineering Society: http://www.wydmes.org.uk

Episode 14 Sherborne on TV Again! – 18 August 2021

News from Sherborne Antiques Market / Local events not to be missed / U3A Sherborne Enrolment and Gala Picnic / Volunteers needed / Libraries West e-books Update / Proposed sale of Manor House by Sherborne Town Council / Yummy Fruit Loaf Recipe with Less Sugar.

Photo of Sherborne Abbey by Kayleigh Harries

Music by Jason Shaw http://www.audionautix.com

Contact details for items in Episode 14

Sherborne guided historical walks: http://www.sherbornewalks.co.uk

Sherborne Community Kitchen: communitykitchenteam@gmail.com or phone 07531 198791

Weekend of art, drama, writing, history etc: phone 01258 471359 or email admin@friendsofstourconnect.org. Timetable of activities at http://www.friendsofstourconnect.org

Pop-up Play Village: https://bookwhen.com/northdorset

The Grange at Oborne concert: email jonvalender@gmail.com

14 Dorset Lanes Breeze Loop Cycle Ride: http://www.letsride.co.uk

HMS Pinafore at Castle Gardens: tickets from http://www.illyria.co.uk or from Castle Gardens

Libraries West e-book service: ww.orlo.uk/y3U5L

Sale of Manor House, Sherborne: queries to Steve Shield, Town Clerk on 01935 812807 between 10am and 2pm or http://www.sherborne-tc.gov.uk

Hire of Digby Hall: http://www.sherborne-tc.gov.uk

U3A groups: http://www.u3asites.org.uk/sherborne

Sherborne Volunteer Ambassadors: ambassadors@volunteeringdorset.org.uk or phone 01305 269214

Fruit Loaf Recipe

Put 1 cup of All Bran, 1 cup of Soft Brown Sugar, 1 cup of sultanas and 1 cup of milk in a large bowl, cover with a teatowel and leave overnight. Then add 1 cup of Self-Raising Flour and mix well. Pour into a greased loaf tin or bun trays and cook at 185 degrees Celsius for about 25 minutes. Test with a knife to check none of the mixture comes away on the knife. Cook for a bit longer if there’s any mixture stuck to the knife.

Yestminster Summer Show 2021 Victoria Cake Recipe: http://www.yetminsterparishes.gov.uk

Episode 13 Fetes and Fairs Galore – 11 August 2021

All about Tai Chi with Tracey Lindsay / Job Vacancies / Local notices / Yetminster and Sturminster fairs / What’s On items.

Music: Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Contact details for items in Episode 13

Tai Chi and Qi Gong with Tracey Lindsay: http://www.taichiandlemons.com

Abbey104: 104.7FM on your radio or http://www.abbey104.com

Oxford’s Bakery job vacancy: Dave Oxford on Face Book or email oxfordsbakeryfinance@gmail.com

Sherborne Community Kitchen chef/cook job vacancy: communitykitchenteam@gmail.com or ring Jill / Harry on 07561 067381

Friends of Stour Connect volunteer drivers: phone Andy Watson or Sherrin Biggs on 01258 471359 or email admin@friendsofstourconnect.org

Rude Mechanicals Theatre Company performance of Little Lily Harvey: phone Mark O’Reilly on 07933 800110 or 01935 414778 or email events@millfarmdorset.com

Amateur Players of Sherborne production of Shakespeare in and out of Love: tickets on the gate at Paddock Gardens or phone 07585 278722

Sherborne Steam and Water Wheel Open Day: http://www.sswc.co.uk or Sherborne Steam on Face Book

Episode 12 A Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body – 4 August 2021

Are Mr Motivator’s 12 minute fitness sessions the way to get moving? / Or is it yoga with Libby that will help you physically and mentally? / Children’s book recommendations from Grace at Sherborne Library / What’s On locally.


Music by Jason Shaw, wwwaudionautix.com

Contact details for items in Episode 12

Yoga with Libby: Facebook – Yoga with Libby, Instagram – Living Free_Libby,

email – yogiwithlibby@gmail.com

Sherborne Abbey Festival: http://www.ticketsource.co.uk

Breeze Bike Ride in Yetminster: http://www.letsride.co.uk

The Cameraman by Bash Street Theatre in Yetminster: http://www.artsreach.co.uk

Episode 11 Summer in Sherborne – 28 July 2021

The Impact of the Loss of the Tourist Information Centre / Temporary Road Closures in Sherborne / Congratulations to Vineyards Wine shop in Sherborne / How to Record an Audio Message to Submit to the Podcast / Music Festival at the Grange at Oborne update / Sherborne Walks Tours in August / What’s On items.

Music by Jason Shaw and http://www.audionautix.com

Contact details for items in Episode 11

Sherborne Walks: http://www.sherbornewalks.co.uk

Play On Music Festival at The Grange at Oborne: jonvalender@gmail.com

Summer play sessions in Milborne Port: https://bookwhen.com/northdorset

Sherborne Cycle Group: Peter Henshaw – 01935 389357 or sher@dcn.org.uk

Online singalong: http://www.goldieslive.com

Episode 10 New Things to Try – 21 July 2021

Anne Hall, Mayor of Sherborne, tells us about being a Volunteer Dorset Ambassador / Does wearing a mask really make a difference in the transmission of Covid-19? / Cancer Awareness Presentation Tuesday 27 July / Avoiding heat exhaustion and dehydration / New Sherborne Antiques Market opens 31 July / Mayoral Picnic in the Park at Pageant Gardens, Sunday 25 July / Craft Fair at The Exchange Sturminster Newton, Saturday 24 July / Dorset String Quartet at The Grange at Oborne / Milborne Port Food Share / What can the Feldenkrais Method do for your ease of movement? An interview with Shelagh O’Neill

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Contact details for items in Episode 10

Dorset Ambassadors: ww.volunteeringdorset.org

Cancer Awareness Presentation: grovesherborneppg@gmail.com

Heatwaves and the human body: http://www.bbc.co.uk

Sherborne Antiques Market: 07943613355

Dorset String Quartet at The Grange at Oborne: jonvalender@gmail.com

Feldenkrais Method and free audio recordings: http://www.feldenkrais.co.uk

Shelagh O’Neill: http://www.nicefeldenkrais.co.uk

Episode 9 Keeping You Informed about Local Matters – 14 July 2021

Covid-19 update from Dr Rob Childs / Dorset Citizens Advice / Road closures in Yetminster and Milborne Port / lots of What’s On items, including the Mayoral Community Get Together in Sherborne / adult non-fiction book suggestions from Sherborne Library / Laura Jones of Espokes Bicycles tells us about Breeze Rides and why she set them up.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Contact details for items in Episode 9

Road closures in Yetminster: http://www.yetminsterparishes.gov.uk

Lateral Flow Tests: from your local pharmacy or http://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow

Citizens Advice: freephone 0800 1448848 or dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/reaching-out

Harts of Stur job vacancy: Sturminster Newton News Facebook group

Music at the Grange at Oborne: jonvalender@gmail.com

Magnificent MIlls, Sturminster Newton: http://www.emeraldant.com/magnificent-mills

Baby and Child First Aid classes: dorset@minifirstaid.co.uk

Breeze Rides, bicycle rides for women and Guided Rides for families, Wincanton: http://www.letsride.co.uk

Episode 8 Follow Your Dreams – 7 July 2021

Interview with Paul, the owner of The Beat and Track, Sherborne’s new independent vinyl record shop / job vacancies / news items / two free healthy activities.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Contact details for items in episode 8:

The Beat and Track: http://www.thebeatandtrack.co.uk / thebeatandtrack@icloud.com

Job vacancies at The Eastbury Hotel: 01935 813131 / relax@theeastburyhotel.co.uk

Job vacancy at The Grange at Oborne: 01935 813463 / reception@thegrange.co.uk

Job vacancies at The White Hart, Bishop’s Caundle: 01963 23301

Online yoga class: Direct message Charlotte Docherty on Facebook

Easy Wincanton Warm Up bicycle rides for women: http://www.letsride.co.uk

Episode 7 A Round-up of Community Information – 30 June 2021

Listen to “A Round-up of Community Information”, episode 7 of Sherborne Voices Podcast

Lots of local community information, What’s on items and the Summer Reading Challenge.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Contact details for items in episode 7:

Contribute an item to Sherborne Voices Podcast: sue@sherbornevoicespodcast.com

Kingston Vets emergency care for pets from 1 July: http://www.kingstonvets.co.uk/pets/video-vet

Dorset Council’s Summer in Dorset for children receiving free school meals: summerindorset@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk or 01305 252261

Volunteer Ambassadors: http://www.volunteeringdorset.org.uk

Memory Jars: http://www.weld-hospice.org.uk

Dorset Parking Transformation Project, http://www.news.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

The Beat and Track new vinyl record shop: South Street, Sherborne, thebeatandtrack@icloud.com

Annual Flowers Show and Fete for stall holders: Yetminster News and Views on Facebook

History of Entertainment and Leisure in Sherborne: http://www.sherbornewalks.co.uk

The Grange at Oborne concerts: jonvalender@gmail.com

Open University free courses: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/

Night Must Fall at the Swan Theatre, Yeovil: http://www.swan-theatre.co.uk / 07500 376031

Care worker vacancies: Independent Care at Home, ring Steve on 01935 817123 or 07772 667335

Episode 6 Anna Stiles on How Pottery Can Help Mental Health – 23 June 2021

Interview with local potter, Anna Stiles / Public information announcements / Job opportunities / What’s On items / Book suggestions from Sherborne Library.

Music by Jason Shaw, http://www.audionautix.com

Contact details for items in episode 6:

Anna Stiles pottery and classes: http://www.annastilespottery.com / Kafe Fontana, Sherborne Castle gift shop, Sculpture by the Lakes

Anna’s book Gone to Pot: http://www.annastilespottery.com / Winstone’s and The Cross Keys, Sherborne

Free PPP for unpaid care workers will be available until March 2022: http://www.news.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

Job vacancies at Tamburino Gold: see Facebook page

Job vacancies at Oliver’s: see Twitter page

Care worker vacancies at Independent Care at Home: 01935 817123 or 07772 667335

Yoga in the park at Nine Springs Park, Yeovil: http://www.parkyoga.co /yeovil

Episode 5 The Joy of Bees – 16 June 2021

Sherborne Beekeeping Association and what we can all do to protect bees / Volunteers needed to create a bee-friendly garden at The Grove Medical Centre, Sherborne / Denmark’s attempt to protect bees /Sherborne Market / Sherborne Wellbeing Walks / Josie Wells – local shopkeeper, painter and writer.

Contact details for items in episode 5:

Sherborne Beekeeping Association: http://www.sherbornebees.org

Episode 4 Good News for Sherborne Community Kitchen – 9 June 2021

Sherborne Community Kitchen goes from strength to strength and we can all help each other by buying a meal from them. Find out how in the interview with Jill Warburton / Upcoming events and opportunities for volunteering.

Contact details for items in episode 4:

Sherborne Community Kitchen volunteering: 07561067381 or communitykitchenteam@gmail.com

Dorset Farm Foods: 01747 684997 or dorsetfarmfoods@gmail.com

Volunteer Ambassadors: http://www.volunteeringdorset.org.uk/projects/7

Sturminster Newton Literary Festival: http://www.sturlitfest.com

Friends of the Yeatman event: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk for Sarah Louise tickets

Episode 3 Getting Back to Being You – 2 June 2021

The Countrymen’s Club at Rylands Farm / Sherborne Abbey reopens for visitors / New water features for Pageant Gardens / Amateur Players of Sherborne rehearse a new play / What’s On items.

Contact details for items in episode 3:

The Countrymen’s Club:

Amateur Players of Sherborne:

Episode 2 Big Changes at The Abbey Pharmacy in Sherborne – 26 May 2021

A scoop for Sherborne Voices Podcast! / Half term activities / How was the first week of eased restrictions? / Sewing tips from Laura

Contact details for items in episode 2:

View the plans for development of The Abbey Pharmacy at www. the abbeypharmacytransformation.com

Tickets for Dorset Museum at http://www.dorsetmuseum.org/book-tickets

Treasure hunts for the local area and beyond from http://www.treasuretrails.co.uk

Dressmaking and alterations by Laura at http://www.thelittlepincushion.co.uk

Episode 1 New Beginnings and Re-openings – 19 May 2021

Milborne Port’s Scarecrow Festival/ Update from Grace at Sherborne Library/ News flashes and What’s On items/ Tinneys Youth and Community Centre, Sherborne re-opens/ new chess club for the area, anyone?

Contact details for items in episode 1:

Maps for the Scarecrow Festival from 7 Victoria Terrace and 26 Wheathill Way, Milborne Port plus the Saturday market, Wayne’s the Butcher and the library.

Tinneys phone number: 01935 814202.

Sherborne Voices Podcast trailer 2

As we edge towards our first proper podcast episode, listen to our second trailer to hear what’s in store and how you can take part.

Sherborne Voices Podcast trailer 1

Coming soon! A podcast for those living in and around Sherborne, with newsworthy items, information, events, interviews and messages from you! Listen to our first trailer to find out what it’s about. Especially if you’re a local musician!

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