Gray's of Stalbridge Mother's Day Workshop. Saturday 30th of March 1.30pm till 4pm
Come for the Afternoon and decorate a tote bag with your own design using buttons, have you got a button box full of pretty buttons?, bring them along and create a design to show them off. If you haven't enough Mandy will have plenty for you to use and then enjoy a homemade cream tea. Come along and make a bag for mum or why not come together or treat mum to a place on the workshop or just make one for yourself.
£20 per person
To book a place on a workshop please text Gray's 07494620685 and a £10 deposit will secure your place.
Helen and Vanessa invite you to their "Soup and Sweet" Charity Lunch on Friday 22nd March 2019 in The Royal British Legion, Stalbridge at 12 noon. The bar will be open. Tickets are £6.00 per head. All proceeds to The Church of St Mary in Stalbridge.
To reserve your place please call or text Helen on 07939 009 490
Stalbridge Congregational Church will be flipping pancakes during their "Pancake Supper and Quiz" evening on Tuesday 5th March from 7pm at The Congregational Church Hall in Station Road, Stalbridge. Sweet and Savoury pancakes will be on offer and teams of four will make up the quiz, so come along with your team of 4 or pop down and join a team on the night. The £5 entry fee includes the pancake supper.
St Marys Church and The Hub at Stalbridge are holding a Marmalade Sale on 23rd March. 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 23rd March in The Hub at Stalbridge, just off Station Road. All proceeds go to The Church of St Mary in Stalbridge.
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.
Grays of Stalbridge Creative writing workshop with Joan
Wednesday 13th February 6.45 - 8.15pm
Your thoughts can shape your experience
a series of 4 weekly workshops on solving problems through poetic expression.
EMPOWER YOURSELF in a fun and effective way, by releasing tension, stress and anxiety.
Gaining insight and understanding. No experience necessary. £12.50 per workshop refreshments included. To book please text Gray's on
07494620685 £12.50 in advance to secure your first session balance required prior to subsequent sessions. ( for further details please contact Joan on 07765449605 )
Stalbridge Archive Group presents an evening of "True or False", The Fun Quiz for teams of up to six people, taking place in The Hub at Stalbridge on Friday 22nd February 2019 at 7.30pm. Tickets at £5 each are available from The Vintage Tool Shop at the top of Station Road. Tea, Coffee and Biscuits will be available or you can bring your own drinks and nibbles! We're not sure from the poster below what format the quiz will take but it seems to involve identifying what Vintage tools are used for, and quite probably entails a bit of Bluffing going on...
ArtsReach Touring Theatre Presents " A Barnes Supper" at Stalbridge Hall on Saturday 23rd February at 7.00pm. Alongside a feast of local fayre, 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 Blackmore Vale fiddler Benjamin Rose, perform a special two part arrangement of Barnes' Linden Lea and recite some of the poems that keep alive the rich dialect of Dorset. 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.
Tickets at £18 include a light Dorset supper served throughout the performance. Telephone booking: Williams Florist 01963 362355. For more information or to book online visit the Artsreach Website by clicking on the button below.
ArtsReach Touring Theatre presents "The Great Train Robbery" at Stalbridge Hall on Friday 8th March 2019 at 7.30pm. In the early hours of Thursday 8 August 1963, the heist of the century is under way. Signals are scrambled, phone lines cut and millions of pounds of cash stolen. Five days later the first clues are found, the gang is busted and the rest is history. But what about the ones that got away?
Using a raucous combination of physical theatre, live music and clowning, Scratchworks will unfold the untold tale of the four feisty forgotten females from the Great Train Robbery, as they leave behind their kitchen-sink lives and embark on a madcap adventure of mischief and mayhem.
Standard Ticket £9 Under 18s £6 Family ticket £25 available from Williams Florist in Station Road Stalbridge by phone on 01963 362355. For more information or to book online visit the ArtsReach website.
Jude from Gray's of Stalbridge invites you to join her and friends for a Drop-in Coffee Morning from 10.00am to 12.30pm on Thursday 24th January. Tea, coffee and cake will be provided so why not pop along and have a natter? The regular charity pot will be there in case you want to make a small donation. For more information the charity we support regularly - Retina UK, just click on the button below.
MONDAY 28TH JANUARY 2019 AT 8.00PM
Join Andy and Alison at The Swan Pub in Stalbridge on the last Monday of every month at 8pm for their QUIZ NIGHT!
Get your thinking heads on 💡
£2 per person. teams of maximum of 4 people
Existing teams more than welcome.
Looking forward to seeing you for a night of laughter and competitive enjoyment -
Andy and Alison
The Hub at Stalbridge invite you to join them for a Cuppa at Christmas on Christmas Day between 10.00am and 12 noon.
"Come and join us on Christmas Day at The Hub for a cuppa and a chat! Everyone is welcome, whether on your own or as a family or maybe you just need 5 minutes away from the chaos of Christmas! There may even be mince pies!"
The Blackmore Vale Lions have been friends of Santa Claus for years, so who better to ask if your children want to meet him at Christmas in Stalbridge? Yes, The great man himself will be driving through the Streets of Stalbridge in the next few days! On Saturday 22nd December Santa will be in the East side of Stalbridge from 4.30pm onwards and on Sunday 23rd December he will be visiting the West side of Stalbridge. Now, if you're not sure which side is East and which is West then have a look at our handy map below. And don't forget to get your change jar out! Santa needs donations to buy the carrots for his reindeer and to give money to very worthy causes that Santa and his friends from the Blackmore Vale Lions love to support. Merry Christmas!
On Thursday 6th December at 7.30pm there will be An Evening of Christmas Music and Readings at St. Mary's Church in Stalbridge, featuring HMS Heron Volunteer Band, The Stalbridge Singers and principally yourselves. With Mulled wine and refreshments.
Tickets are £7.50 and are available from Stalbridge Post Office, Williams Florists, or by telephoning 01963 362945
David Beaton’s talk, Dorset Heroines, covers over 350 years of colourful Dorset history, ranging from the Civil War to the Second World War, and is devoted to around ten out of the dozen women in Dorset’s Forgotten Heroes, published in 2005 by The Dovecote Press.
We meet ‘Brave Dame Mary’, who held out in Corfe Castle for twenty months before being betrayed by one of her own group, and, on the other side of the fence, the brave Women of Lyme, who held out against the Royalists.
There are women from all strata of society: the daughter of a cabinet maker who became famous throughout Europe for her fossil finds; a philanthropist of noble birth; another high born philanthropist who married into the same family and was, incidentally, Winston Churchill’s aunt; a palaeobotanist who took the nation by storm with the publication of her controversial book, Married Love; a courageous nurse who served in both World Wars; a WW2 heroine who lived with the Maquis and was awarded the Croix de Guerre; and a dancer who decided to form a concert party to entertain the troops and who by D-Day had given over 1,000 performances in army camps, air force bases and on naval ships.
It is an extraordinary catalogue of women of courage and dedication whose actions have helped shape the history of this remarkable county.
Come and pick up a bargain at the Stalbridge Hall Car Boot and Table Top Sale this Sunday 2nd December. Whatever the weather we'll be there and we have tables indoors in the cozy, warm main hall. The Sale runs from 9.30am to 11.30am.
Table Top Inside Tables £5
Car Boot Outside £3.50
I trust you are keeping cosily inside today- isn't it grim outside?
It has been a rather crazy November here which is not usual, normally its our preparation time for the December onslaught so we are here and we are paddling- fast! We have catered two large events in the Exchange during November and then had smaller events we have been catering also which left us void of free dates to do a November evening event.
We thought we should crack on and tell you about festive evening on Saturday, 15th December in our Cafe.
Something completely new-
A Festive Evening of Food, Yarns and Risque Ramblings with Stuart Waite, Saturday, 15th December @ 7pm
We will of course be making sure you won't be going hungry, we have a delicious Christmas Festive menu planned (see below) which will be pre chosen on your part. The food will be fully served at your table on this event not a buffet like it often is on our evenings.
Rumour has it that Stuart might be dressing Dicken's style!!
We have just a few tables left for this so if you would like to come along then do get in touch nice and quick.
Here is the delicious menu we will be cooking up-
Christmas Party Menu 2018
please choose one of the following
Parsnip, apple and chestnut soup with our homemade garlic bread
Dressed crispy duck with mint, lime and chilli and hoi sin sauce
Warm salad of Dorset blue vinny, sautéed mushrooms with crispy bacon and pickled walnuts
(bacon optional to make vegetarian if required).
please choose one of the following
Roast West Country turkey breast with pig in blanket, homemade stuffing, bread sauce, cranberry sauce, gravy, roast potatoes and served with seasonal vegetables
West country mixed Game Pie with seasonal vegetables and roast potatoes
Fresh salmon fillet with a fennel, white wine and Blackmore Vale crème fraiche creamy sauce
Vegetarian option of buckwheat pancake stack, layered with roasted ratatouille and a Somerset cheddar cheese sauce
(all the above will be served with seasonal vegetables)
please choose one of the following
Traditional homemade Christmas Pudding with Dorset Golden Cap whisky custard and Blackmore Vale clotted cream
Vanilla cheesecake topped with pink gin and strawberry kissell
Warm rich chocolate brownie served with salted caramel icecream and butterscotch sauce
Homemade apricot, peach and mandarin trifle laced with Archers peach Schnapps and topped with crushed Amaretti biscuits and toasted almonds
Fresh coffee from our espresso machine
Price per head - £29.50
We look forward to hearing from you and if we don't see you for this, our next and in fact last monthly evening event for 2018 then we would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy Christmas and new year. Thankyou for your continued support to our business, we cannot express how much it means to us and just how important it is that you choose to support an independent local business.
We will be in touch soon with our next evening event.... if you have anything specific you would like us to do for our next one, then we are open to ideas??
Margot, Steve and the Thymers x
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You've been waiting on us and now it's time for us to wait on you! Yes, The New Stalbridge Arms will open at 5pm on Friday 23rd November 2018! And we can't wait! We know you've heard this all before and been disappointed when the Arms has 'Folded' after a short space of time, but this time there is a difference....We own the premises outright! No brewery or big boss company to have to deal with, just the joy of bringing to Stalbridge what you've been wanting for ages...A Home from Home, friendly and comforting Local Pub, serving simple, but delicious, freshly made, Home-cooked pub favourites at a reasonable price, using locally sourced fresh ingredients. The Stalbridge Arms will be somewhere you'll be proud to bring your family, friends, children and even your dog to! For more info visit our new website by clicking on the button below...
Skittle for a Turkey at The Swan Pub in Stalbridge on Friday 30th November from 6pm to 9pm. Will you be the clucky one who gets the top score and walks away with a Turkey? It's only £2 a go, they'll have mulled wine and mince pies at the ready and it's in aid of charity, so pop down and see if you can get clucky at The Swan!
( all proceeds to SCOPE#DISABILITY GAME CHANGERS )
"Half of disabled people feel excluded from society and many say prejudicial attitudes haven’t improved in decades. We know there is still work to do until all disabled people enjoy equality and fairness, so we all need to work together to change society for the better. There’s something everyone can do to be a Disability Gamechanger so join us today to end this inequality..."
FIND OUT MORE AT THE SCOPE WEBSITE