In 2016 the Douzelage Organisation marks 25 years since its founding.  The intervening years have provided opportunities for thousands of people to join in educational, cultural, sporting, tourist, social, volunteer management and environmental projects, events and exchanges with partner towns across Europe. The Douzelage has organised many projects in Sherborne and regularly taken part in ones abroad.

There will be a celebratory Music and Dance Festival in Sherborne, Dorchester and surrounding villages from 19 to 21 August 2016. The programme of events will include Folk Groups from three European countries, plus Wessex Morris Men, Treacle Eater Clog and the Yetminster Irish Dancers and many more.

Outline Programme

Friday 19 August: FREE EVENTS

Dance Lessons for Children, folk culture discussions, Live performances in Sherborne and villages, evening Open Mike sessions in Sherborne Pubs, The Crown and The White Hart.

Phone Mary 01963 251255 to reserve places on Dance Classes.

Phone Kevin 07825 152251 for information on Workshops

Saturday 20 August: FREE EVENTS

Dance lessons for adults, Workshops, Discussions, Live performances around Sherborne, an afternoon Fair in Pageant Gardens (food and drink stalls, bring a picnic), Gala concert (Tickets for Gala from TIC & Winstones)

Sunday 21 August:

Discussions, workshops, touring and social

The Three Day Programme can be found at this link: Programme summary


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