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This is the place for all regular events and dates for your diary!

For listings of everything from fairs, lunch clubs, Artsreach performances and coffee mornings, to concerts, workshops, clubs and open days just click on the sections below.

If you have any upcoming events that you would like added please email editor@forumfocus.co.uk

  

OUR listings page has become sadly diminished due to the Covid pandemic, but hopefully will soon begin to resume ‘normal service’!  Please also let us know by email to listings@forumfocus.co.uk  of any events able to go ahead, whether virtually or in person.

Tuesday January 5 (and every Tuesday): Blandford Citizens Advice open 10am to 2pm by appointment, to book call 01747 835016 or email advice-nd@centralca.org.uk

Thursday January 7 to Sunday January 10: Christmas tree collection by Weldmar, book at weld-hospice.org.uk, or call 01305 261800

Friday January 8:  Cancelled Wessex Acoustic Folk Club presents Marion Fleetwood plus support, Blandford Corn Exchange, 7.30pm tickets 01202 732239 or 07590 411515

Monday January 11:

Heritage Treasures Day – see local heritage groups #HeritageTreasures on social media, @HeritageFundUK on Twitter, and @heritagefunduk on Instagram

Start of 4-week cycling course ‘Get Back in the Saddle’, Milldown, Blandford, £10pp, details 01425 480811 or activate@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

Thursday and Friday January 14 and 15: Postponed to new date tbc Living Spit: Beauty and the Beast, The Exchange, Sturminster Newton, 7.30pm, tickets 01258 475137 or www.stur-exchange.co.uk

Friday January 22: Cancelled Wessex Acoustic Folk Blub presents Reg Meuross, support from Simply Symons, Blandford Corn Exchange, 7.30pm, tickets 01202 732239 or 07590 411515

Friday January 29: Blandford U3A meeting by Zoom, 2pm, Rosemary Legrand presents the gardens in the Bay of Naples area, for details call 01258 455081

Friday and Saturday January 29 and 30: Postponed to new date tbc Taboo Theatre present Flea the Pandemic Dorset 1348, The Exchange, Sturminster Newton, 7.30pm, tickets 01258 475137 or www.stur-exchange.co.uk

Tuesday February 2 (and all Tuesdays): Blandford Citizens Advice outreach is suspended, call 01747 835016, the free Dorset Advice Line on 0800 144 88 48 or email advice-nd@centralca.org.uk

Wednesday February 3 (and all Wednesdays): FREE yoga sessions for NHS workers and Teachers on Zoom, 8pm. Email aimee@glowyoga.co.uk; Instagram : @glowyoga_studio; www.glowyoga.co.uk

Wednesday February 3: Blandford St Mary Parish Council meeting, email clerk@blandfordstmary-pc.gov.uk to ask for a Zoom invitation

Friday February 5: Cancelled Wessex Acoustic Folk Blub presents Sally Ironmonger and Brian Carter, support Bob Carter, Blandford Corn Exchange, 7.30pm, tickets 01202 732239 or 07590 411515

Wednesday March 3: Blandford St Mary Parish Council meeting, email clerk@blandfordstmary-pc.gov.uk to ask for a Zoom invitation

Wednesday March 7: Blandford St Mary Parish Council meeting, email clerk@blandfordstmary-pc.gov.uk to ask for a Zoom invitation

Wednesday May 5: Blandford St Mary Parish Council meeting, email clerk@blandfordstmary-pc.gov.uk to ask for a Zoom invitation

Wednesday June 2: Blandford St Mary Parish Council meeting, email clerk@blandfordstmary-pc.gov.uk to ask for a Zoom invitation

Wednesday July 7: Blandford St Mary Parish Council meeting, email clerk@blandfordstmary-pc.gov.uk to ask for a Zoom invitation

Wednesday September 1: Blandford St Mary Parish Council meeting, email clerk@blandfordstmary-pc.gov.uk to ask for a Zoom invitation

Wednesday October 6: Blandford St Mary Parish Council meeting, email clerk@blandfordstmary-pc.gov.uk to ask for a Zoom invitation

Wednesday November 3: Blandford St Mary Parish Council meeting, email clerk@blandfordstmary-pc.gov.uk to ask for a Zoom invitation

Wednesday December 1: Blandford St Mary Parish Council meeting, email clerk@blandfordstmary-pc.gov.uk to ask for a Zoom invitation