The Wait is Almost Over

We are delighted to let you know that the wait is almost over and our planning application will be heard on the 21st March. The meeting will be held in Dorchester at 1pm at West Dorset District Council offices in South Walks Road. 

For over ten years now there has been an ambition to build an arts centre in Sherborne.  The plans have been through many different reincarnations and designs and, at times, if felt like it may never happen.  When our benefactor stepped forward, the ambition at last became a reality. We have overcome many obstacles and hurdles along the way and have been overwhelmed by the support for the project from the community, businesses, schools and our own MP. Many people have worked hard over the years to keep this project alive, all of them on a voluntary basis.  We are proud of the designs for the building and excited about the programme of activities being planned for all the community. We just can’t get to get started now.

Members of the public are allowed to attend the Planning Committee meeting and it would be great to see you there. We are so close now to making this happen, please come along and show your support.


Sherborne Abbey Festival

There are so many fantastic events in Sherborne throughout the year and we are really looking forward to the Sherborne Abbey Festival.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the programme features some wonderful performers and tickets are selling fast.  The festival has something for everyone and across all age ranges, check out the Guitar Workshop for ‘Kids That Rock’ at The West End Hall in Littlefield, a free workshop aimed at 7-11 year olds. A great opportunity for young people to unleash their inner Jimi Hendrix!



Another exciting event happening soon is TEDxSherborne. Taking place on the 9th May at Sherborne Girls, you can listen to fourteen fascinating and diverse talks, from a coming mental health crisis to valuing the marginalised, reading as a radical act to a communal approach to education, young people’s disengagement with politics to the art of growing old.

Over half the tickets have been sold already so make sure you don’t miss out!