Holnest Country Fayre
Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th September, 10am-5pm
Rylands Farm, Holnest, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5PS

Started five years ago to raise funds for the excellent Future Roots programme, Holnest Country Fayre is an excellent day out for all the family. The Friends of Holnest Church will be returning for their second year, pitching up their tent alongside other attractions including vintage cars and tractors, steam enginges, tradtional crafts, live music, main ring entertainment, craft stalls, children’s activities, and much more.

Tickets: £5 per car (to include free programme)

Coffee and Cakes/Harvest Festival
Saturday 30th September & Sunday 1st October
Church of the Assumption, Holnest, Sherborne, DT9 5PU

On Saturday 30th September (10am-12 noon), Holnest Parochial Church Council will be holding a coffee and cakes morning in aid of church funds, when the church will be beautifully decorated ready for Harvest Festival on Sunday 1st October (6.30pm).

For further information please contact Jenny on 01963 210562.

The Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House between the Wars
Thursday 5th October, 8pm (Doors open 7.15pm)
Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, DT9 3AA

An illustrated talk in aid of the Friends of Holnest Church.

Patron of the Friends, Adrian Tinniswood OBE, will uncover the truth about a world half-forgotten, draped in myth and hidden behind stiff upper lips and film-star smiles. Drawing on the eye-witness testimonies of belted earls, unhappy heiresses and bullying butlers, he gives a voice to the people who inhabited the world of the English country house, both above and below stairs.

Adrian is the author of fourteen books on social and architectural history. His most recent, The Long Weekend, was a Sunday Times bestseller, a New York Times bestseller and a Daily Telegraph Book of the Year. Adrian lives in Bath and Co. Mayo and is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Buckingham. In 2013 he was awarded an OBE for services to heritage.

Tickets cost £5 and can be obtained from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL. Telephone bookings on 01935 815341 or by
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