St Marys Church and The Hub at Stalbridge are holding a Marmalade Sale and coffee morning on Saturday 14th March 2020. There's still time to join in with this Seville partnership by making your own for the church to sell.
The sale will take place between 10.00am and 12 noon on Saturday 14th March in The Hub at Stalbridge, just off Station Road. All proceeds go to The Church of St Mary in Stalbridge.
Cakes and preserves will be on sale and there will be a raffle supporting the Church of St. Mary in Stalbridge.
Did You Know?
The word 'marmalade' comes from 'marmelo', which is Portuguese for 'quince'. The first marmalade consumed in Britain was a thick quince and rosewater paste, and was supposed to be eaten just after your meal to help with digestion.
Most European countries use "marmalade" as a generic term for jams of all flavours, simply adding the name of the fruit to the description. In Italy, for example, jam made from oranges is called 'marmellata di arancia'.
The earliest known British recipe for marmalade made from Seville oranges is "marmelet of oranges" in a recipe book written by Eliza Cholmondeley about 1677. But marmalade was not produced on a commercial scale until the beginning of the 18th century, when an offshore storm forced a Spanish ship packed with Seville oranges seek shelter in Dundee harbour. James Keiller, a local grocer at the time, purchased the entire cargo at a very keen price, only to discover that these oranges were not sweet but sour and he couldn't sell them to anyone.
His mother, Janet, came up with the idea of replacing the quinces she usually used to make marmalade with these oranges. She sold it in the family grocers shop and it proved so popular that she began to make it year in year out. Within 20 years the demand for orange marmalade in Scotland was so great that the world's first marmalade factory was opened in Dundee in 1797.
'Mixing DNA results with a paper trail - A talk by Doctor Penny Walters' is taking place in The Hub@Stalbridge on Wednesday 12th February 2020 at 2.30pm. This event has been arranged by The Blackmore Vale Group of The Somerset and Dorset Family History Society. "The biology and jargon of DNA can be overwhelming! Many people don’t know what do with all the information, and just focus on their ethnicity result. The advantages and disadvantages of different DNA tests will be explored and attendees will be shown how to add ‘useful’ DNA matches to their tree to inform a re-structured paper trail."
Dr Penny Walters is a university lecturer with several Family History books to her name. She will be exploring DNA tests and this session will explain how to merge established paper trails with DNA results. The biology and jargon of DNA can be overwhelming and people have had to learn this new branch of genealogy quickly. Through DNA testing, people receive ethnicity estimates, a heritage map, a list of people that DNA ‘matches’ (overlaps) with, and the opportunity to contact them and collaborate if both parties want to. Many people don’t know what to do with all that information, and just focus on their ethnicity result. The advantages and disadvantages of different DNA tests will be explored; a consanguinity chart will be provided; useful information for adoptees will be given. Attendees will be shown how to add ‘useful’ DNA matches to their tree to inform a re-structured paper trail. All are welcome. Have a look at their poster below for further details.
ArtsReach presents 'Tea With Wiliam Barnes' - A Celebration of the Dorset Poet at Stalbridge Hall on Sunday 23rd Feb 2020 at 2.30pm. "Dialect poet William Barnes relished the country dances, folksongs and carols of Dorset, and often wrote about community celebrations, where music was a key part of the proceedings." Alongside a delicious Dorset tea, The Ridgeway Singers and Band, led by Tim Laycock and Phil Humphries, will perform traditional songs collected across the County by the Hammond brothers, play dance tunes from the repertoire of fiddler Benjamin rose and will perform an arrangement of the R. Vaughan-Williams setting of William Barnes' famous poem 'My Orchard in Linden Lea'.
Recitals of some of Barnes' much-loved poems will keep alive the rich dialect of Dorset.
Tickets, £12 each are available by telephoning Williams Florist in Station Road, Stalbridge on 01963 362355.
For more information or to book tickets online visit the ArtsReach website by clicking on the button below.
Artsreach is a registered charity that brings high quality performances of live theatre, music, dance and family shows to the heart of rural communities across Dorset. Click on their logo above to download their spring brochure for 2020.
Pop in to The Swan Pub in Stalbridge on Monday 27th January 2020 at 8pm for our QUIZ NIGHT. Get your thinking heads on! Come on people of Stalbridge get your teams of 4 together. £2 per person. Existing teams more than welcome. Looking forward to seeing you for a night of laughter and competitive enjoyment...and a lovely drink or two!
ArtsReach Touring theatre presents "Once Upon A Time" - a Comedy Fairy Tale at Stalbridge Hall on Saturday 1st Feb 2020. "Having previously thrilled Artsreach audiences with their hit show The Thing That Came From Over There, Gonzo Moose are back with a brand new fairy tale adventure, bursting with physical comedy, absurd jokes and magical illusion. Suitable 7+" - Artsreach. Tickets available from Williams Florist, Station Road, Stalbridge or online from the Artsreach website. Standard ticket £9, Family ticket £25, Under 18's £6. Starts 7.30pm. Visit the ArtsReach Website for more info and details of the production.
The wonderful Stalbridge Players latest production is 101 Dalmatians. How will they get round the "No Dogs Allowed" rule at Stalbridge Hall? You'll need to buy a ticket to find out! Performances are on Thursday January 16th, Friday January 17th and Saturday January 18th. Curtain Up at 7.30pm each night. Tickets are available from Williams Florist in Station Road, priced at £8 for adults and £5 for children under 16.
The Lions club will touring the Jarvis way side of Stalbridge on Monday night 23rd December. Come and see Santa with his Elves on their Santa Sleigh. Bring your children and get a token gift from his sack. Float starts from Dikes at 4:30pm. Give generously to the Lions Charity appeal. All collections are distributed to good local causes.
A very happy Christmas to Stalbridge from the Blackmore Vale Lions.
Young stars of tommorow will be exhibiting at the Guggleton Farm Arts Project in Stalbridge from Saturday 30th November 2019 until Saturday 14th December 2019. Isabel de Pelet and artistic director Deanne Tremlett welcome you to this treat of an annual event. For details see below and visit the Guggleton website to find out more about this thriving arts venue in Stalbridge.
Its not on Boxing Day but it is boxing! Join Shaun and Pete for the charity bout of the year at Sturminster Newton Boxing Club. This Charity event is being held on Thursday 19th December. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets on door (£5 adults and £2.50 child) with donations accepted on the night. All money raised will go children's Cancer charities based in Dorset. See below for details of the charities...
We are a self-funding organization run by dedicated volunteers with the aim of promoting fitness, discipline, friendship, fair play, respect and confidence increasing the quality of life for local children and adults. We aim to make boxing and fitness activities affordable to all walks of life, including local schools and other local sports organizations.
Sturminster Newton Amateur Boxing Club, Unit 9, Richmar Trading Centre, DORSET DT10 1AZ
Stalbridge Hall present "The Moscow Drug Club" on Sunday 8th December 2019 at 7.30pm for an eclectic 1930s Berlin cabaret experience with wine by the bottle, vodka and Moscow Mule cocktails! Stalbridge Hall in Stalbridge, Dorset is quickly gaining a county wide reputation for putting on a varied and exciting mix of art, music and theatre, so refreshing and innovative that they are attracting large audiences far from their local area. A classic example is their next offering of theatrical excellence...The Moscow Drug Club. This 1930s Cabaret evening combines the original material of Moscow Drug Club Cabaret with songs by the likes of Jacques Brel, Leonard Cohen and Bertolt Brecht, providing an intoxicating and intimate musical experience. Back on the Artsreach circuit by popular demand, The Moscow Drug Club perform with guitar, accordion, double bass, trumpet and vocals. Promoted and supported by ArtsReach, ArtsCouncilSouthWest and Blanchards Bailey Solicitors this is an artistic, musical and theatrical event not to be missed.
Book your tickets in advance from Williams Florist in Station Road, Stalbridge for £10 adult, £6 (U18s) or £26 Family ticket or online by clicking on the button below... and find out more by visiting the Moscow Drug Club website.
Stalbridge Primary School are holding their Christmas Fair & Market on Friday 22nd November 2019 from 15:15-19:00 at the Primary School in Duck Lane, Stalbridge. They will be putting on their usual fun festive Christmas fete & grotto, but this year it's going to be bigger! There will be market stalls in the playground - a lovely Christmas market to start your Christmas shopping! There will be some furry friends coming along for the children to see, a BBQ, carol singing and lots more... The school hope you can all join them for a fun festive evening. Those attending So Far are:
Raffle run by the PTA in main hall
Grotto - from 3:30 (time slots available from week before)
Game stalls run by teachers in main hall
Game Stalls by the PTA in yr2
Face painting in yr2
Tea,coffee, hot chocolate & mince pies served in yr1
Stalbridge Pre - School
Sweet Treats - Sue will be back selling her yummy sweets & Treats
Stalbridge Singers - 4:30-5pm
BBQ - Templecombe Scouts
Blackmore Vale Lions
Donkeys from Rebecca Goddard
Stalbridge Toddler Group - nearly new sale clothes and toys
Judy Penfold - Pop Up Gallery
Hedgehog Rescue of Hazelbury Bryan
Cake Me Crazy - Selling Cakes
Glow with Gem - Bodyshop Products
Father Christmas will be visiting Stalbridge in his sleigh in the days before Christmas 2019. On Saturday 21st December from 5.30pm until 8.30pm he will be visiting The West Side of Stalbridge and on Monday 23rd December from 5.30pm until 8.30pm he will be visiting The East Side of Stalbridge. Have a look at our map below to show you which side of Stalbridge you live in!
This is all thanks to the Blackmore Vale Lions, who know Santa very well, and will be helping him on the night. So don't forget to get that tin of coins out and make a donation to the very worthy causes that the Lions support!
On Friday the 29th November 2019 Stalbright will be holding their annual Stalbridge Lantern Parade to The Ring to switch on the lights on the lime tree for Christmas 2019. Due to Elf and Safety you need to register in order to take part. Click on the button below to book your place on the parade and also book your places for one of our lantern making workshops.
This year the Stalbright Lantern Parade will assemble at The Guggleton Farm Arts Project in Station Road, opposite the Hub. For more information on the parade click on the button below.
We would like this year for the Ring, The High Street and Church Hill to be lit up like no other town from Friday 29th November (Lantern Parade night) right through the Festive period. For more information on this, and the chance to have your free Christmas tree and light set loan to put on your wall bracket just click on the button below.
The Guggleton Arts Project in Station Road, Stalbridge present Jo Burt, "ME, Myself & Icons", live! on Saturday 30th November 2019. Doors open at 6.30pm, music from 7.30pm. Tickets are £15 in advance (details below) or on the door at £20 (limited availability). Come and listen to some superb laid back music and true stories from an extraordinary life in entertainment...
It's that thyme again! Thyme for the Spirehill Street Food Evening at Thyme after Time Cafe in Stalbridge which takes place on Friday 11th October at 7pm. Their themed dining evenings are so popular these days that tickets are snapped up pretty quickly, so here's your chance to get in on their foodie fest for October. The Spirehill Streetfood Evening is inspired by the streetfood culture from different countries around the world, everything from Nachos to Kofta. An eclectic mix of succulent street savouries and street sweet treats to tangle your tastebuds! Have a look at their Sumptuous Streetfood Servings from the menu below...
Baked Nachos with spicy tomato sauce and cheese
Sticky pork ribs
Carrot and cumin Bhajis with Dorset yoghurt and mint dip
Sticky sesame glazed sausages with with wholegrain mustard dip
Smoked paprika and lime prawn skewers
choose from some or all of the following-
Lamb Kofta skewers with tomato chilli sauce and wraps
Chunky beef chilli with kidney and black beans
Sweet Potato and chick pea Tagine
Street cart fries
Corn and avocado salad
Griddled halloumi and mint salad with Dorset watercress
Chocolate cookie Pizza
Baklava with honey and pistachios
‘Build you own sundae’ with fruit, jelly, meringues, cream and icecream
We hope you will come and join us for a fun evening!
Friday, 11th October at 7pm.
Price per head £29.50 per person
You are, as ever, welcome to bring your own alcohol, we simply charge you £1 per person to cover glass washing and bottle disposal. You might be interested to know we have recently put in for our alcohol license for our café which will enable us to sell alcohol, which for some of you will make you very happy. If however you think you would still like to bring your own then this will remain unchanged.
The Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show takes place this Wednesday 14th August 2019. Organisers say "IT’S GOING TO BE A GREAT SHOW...The Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show is one of the largest one day agricultural shows in the south, held on our own Turnpike Showground in North Dorset. This traditional show is always held on a Wednesday in August and regularly has an attendance of over 24,000 people. The 2019 Show looks all set to be one of the best events ever, with a record number of trade exhibitors, a great range of attractions for all the family and entries for the competitive classes being received at a record rate".
Download the show bus timetable below and find out more info by visiting the show website...
As many of you will know, during August Thyme after Time Cafe in Stalbridge host Spirefest their mini music festival.
This year it is on Saturday, August 10th from 6pm-midnight!
This year we have three brilliant local bands coming to play for us including our headline act...
Stone Groove perform a balanced mix of disco, funk, soul, rock and pop classics from the likes of Chic, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson alongside the more modern grooves of Daft Punk, Bruno Mars, The Killers and Jamiroquai. For more information click on the picture above to visit their website
Our Cafe / Spirefest address is -Spire Hill Farm, Thornhill, Stalbridge, DT10 2SG
telephone 01963 362202
FOR MORE INFO ON BANDS, FOOD AND DRINK AND HOW TO GET TICKETS VISIT THE THYME AFTER TIME CAFE WEBSITE BY CLICKING ON THE BUTTON BELOW
Just George's Carnival Club Fun Day will take place at Stalbridge Hall on Saturday 6th July 2019, starting at 12 noon. Over 25 stalls, BBQ, Bar, Bouncy Castle, Skittles, Plus lots more! The day will run into the evening with Pig Races, Disco, Fancy Dress for Adults and Kids.
A percentage of the overall profit will be donated to the Wessex Neurological Centre at Southampton Hospital, Charity reg no: 1051543
An Evening of "Call My Bluff". The Original Format panel game. One word, three meanings. Who on the panel is telling the truth? You and your team of up to 6 people in total have the chance to win the £30 cash prize! £3 per person, payable on the door, so no need to book! Bring your own drink and nibbles and a bit of spare cah for the Raffle! Starts at 7.00pm on Saturday 22nd June 2019 at Stalbridge Hall.
Everyone is welcome!
Proceeds to Stalbridge Petanque (Boules) and Croquet Pitches