Stalbright Special events for Stalbridge
has it's own cart for tomorrow's Soapbox Derby at Stalbridge Hall, so anyone who hasn't been able to make their own cart can come along and drive The Stalbright Rocket!
Driving the Stalbright Rocket costs £1 a go, down the newly re-designed course. First opportunity to race is at 2pm. All riders must wear a helmet so don't forget to bring one with you, and be prepared to get a bit wet, courtesy of our new water feature! All proceeds go to Stalbridge Hall , who are running this great event tomorrow, Saturday 24th September from 1pm onwards.
An inspiring Exhibition of Works by Mother and Daughter
comes to The Guggleton Gallery in Stalbridge
SCREEN Bites, Dorset’s food film festival, makes its first ever visit to Stalbridge on Wednesday 26th October, with some of the area’s best food producers and a great Dorset film.
The UK’s only festival that celebrates food on film, Screen Bites is also unique in its format – each evening begins with a mini farmers market, with a chance to taste and buy, followed by a talk or short film, an interval for Purbeck Ice Cream and then the feature film, which at Stalbridge hall will be Far From The Madding Crowd.
The landscape and buildings of Dorset are as much the stars of this 2015 film as Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts and Michael Sheen. From the corn market filmed at Sherborne School to the farm buildings and land around Mapperton, Thomas Vinterberg’s film is a love letter to Dorset.
The stars really shine in this film, with Carey Mulligan as a spirited and passionate Bathsheba, the Belgian actor Schoenaerts convincing as Gabriel Oak, and Michael Sheen as the honourable, lovestruck Farmer Boldwood.
It’s more than an hour shorter than the famous 1967 John Schlesinger version with Julie Christie and Alan Bates, but it not only tells Thomas Hardy’s great story well but also gives a real insight into the challenges for an intelligent and independent young woman in mid-19th century Dorset.
The food producers at Stalbridge will include Dorset Blue Vinny cheese, Alweston Jam and Chutney Empire, Chocolate Arthouse, Christine’s Puddings, Comins Tea House, Dike & Son, Eggardon Rare Breeds, From Dorset With Love preserves and sauces, Liberty Fields apple juice, apple balsamic and vodka, Mere Fish Farm, Oxfords Bakery, Hall & Woodhouse beers, Purbeck Cider, Thomas J Fudge’s biscuits and Palmers ginger beer.
During the day members of the Guild of Food Writers are visiting Dorset and some will be coming to Screen Bites in the evening to talk about their impressions of Dorset and its food.
The doors open at 7pm; tickets are £8 – please book, by telephone, 01963 32525, by email email@example.com or visit www.screenbites.co.uk
Volunteers Wanted!! Would you like to give up some of your spare time? Come to The Old Rectory in Stalbridge and spend some quality time with the residents, reading, chatting, games, outings, bring your pet in or anything else you can do to give them pleasure. If you are interested please contact Kristie or Diane at The Old Rectory on 01963 362624
Walk The Nordic Way!
FREE Trial morning on Monday September 5th in Stalbridge. Booking Essential! Call 07563 798 996
For all you budding Jensen Buttons and Lewis Hamiltons here is your opportunity for success.
There are four age groups:- Juniors (up to 11 years), Youth (11 – 16 years), Ladies (16+) and Gents (16+).
Entry is £5.00 per cart (one off payment and the cart can then be used by all of the family) and then is it £1.00 per race.
You can race as many times as you like.
There will be prizes for all the winners of each category as well as a ‘Best in Show’, so make your cart look as funky / unique as you can.
Takes place at Stalbridge Hall. Judging of the carts will be at 1.00 pm and the first ‘race’ to commence at 2 pm. Riders must wear a helmet, This is a gravity event, there must be a brake on the cart and no engine!
For more info/ entry form Contact Nicky Ryall 01963 362978 firstname.lastname@example.org Or Helen Gould 01963 362351