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Things to do in Dorset this weekend

PUBLISHED: 11:39 05 November 2019

The skies above Sherborne Castle will be lit up with a firework display this weekend. Photo credit: Bruno_il_segretario/Getty Images/iStockphoto

The skies above Sherborne Castle will be lit up with a firework display this weekend. Photo credit: Bruno_il_segretario/Getty Images/iStockphoto

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Here's our round-up of some of the best events in Dorset this weekend, from dinner dances to fireworks and of course plenty of music and theatrical performances

7, 8 & 10 NOVEMBER

BRANDENBURG!

Embracing classical, gypsy jazz and folk, the Tim Sliphuis Trio re-define the music of J.S. Bach, Django and the Chieftains. Starts 7.30pm.

7 Nov: Blandford Parish Church 01258 480698; 8 Nov: Jubilee Hall, Yetminster 01935 873719; 10 Nov: Portesham Village Hall (VH) 01305 871035

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8 NOVEMBER

1940S DINNER DANCE

Get your dancing shoes on and head to The Tithe Barn on the Symondsbury Estate for a fun-filled night in aid of the Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes. There will be music from The Decadettes, as well as a two course meal and a fantastic charity auction.

symondsburyestate.co.uk

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9 NOVEMBER

FIREWORK EXTRAVAGANZA

Bonfire Night celebrations will continue at the glorious Sherborne Castle this weekend, with live music, fairground rides, food and drink and of course a dazzling firework display.

Gates open 5pm. sherbornefireworks.com

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9 NOVEMBER

JULIAN JOSEPH

Acclaimed as one of the finest jazz musicians to emerge this side of the Atlantic, Julian Joseph was the first Black British jazz musician to host a series at London's Wigmore Hall, and the first to headline a late-night concert at the BBC Proms.

8pm, St Mary's Church, Dorchester julianjosephindorset.com

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10 NOVEMBER

THE WIT & SONGS OF NOËL COWARD

Be reminded of the dazzling wit and song-writing skill of Coward through such gems as Mad Dogs & Englishmen. Tea will be served at this afternoon concert. Dorchester Corn Exchange 01305 266926

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10 NOVEMBER

TENTACLE TRIBE

Canadian contemporary hip-hop dance troupe's award-winning double bill - Origami Mami and Nobody Likes a Pixelated Squid - is a delectable fusion of music and athletic movement.

7.30pm, Martinstown VH 01305

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