Spetisbury Festival 2019


Thursday 30th May 
*The Incredible Story of the Bankes Family...A fully illustrated talk by Julian Black
Spetisbury Village Hall 7.30pm £5 entry includes free glass of wine

Friday 31st May (to 2nd May)
Art Exhibition 6.30-8pm (free entry) Join us on the opening evening and enjoy browsing with a free glass of wine.
Spetisbury Village Hall 
Saturday 1st June 
Art Festival 10-5pm (free)
Sunday 2nd June
Open Gardens 12-5pm. Passport available in Spetisbury Village Hall £3

Bake off...calling all bakers...the challenge is on...who can bake the tastiest cake/biscuit/scone...check out the categories...under 16 and over..
Drop at Spetisbury Village Hall between 11am-12 £2 entry. Prize giving begins at 2pm.
Come along and enjoy the spoils with tea and a wander round some wonderful gardens, check out the Art...perfect Sunday!
Wednesday 5th June
The big quiz...6 to a team, booking essential contact Jan spetfestquiz@gmail.com or Fin 07780952395 with a lead name, contact number and number of people.
Spetisbury Village Hall 7.30pm £12 per team (not many tables left!)
*Saturday 8th June
Moth Trapping...unique opportunity to observe these beautiful, sometimes overlooked creatures. Free, booking essential for contact re venue and parking, this is a weather dependent activity. All ages welcome. To book contact 01258 857336 or email 

Yoga, Relaxation and Sound 10.30-11.45am
Perfect opportunity to have a go and benefit the charities!
Spetisbury School. All abilities welcome. £5




S.O.R.E (Spetisbury Occasional Radio Enthusiasts)
Sit back and enjoy the 1st ever episode of the uniquely British comedy classic “Dads Army” performed live, as if on the radio.
Marcia’s Market 7.30pm Free

Sunday 9th June
Country Day-a stupendous day out...not to be missed!
10.30-5.30pm Crawford Bridge
Adults £5 under 14 free

Friday 21st-Saturday 22nd June
SODS in Summer

If you would like to help keep this super community event the success it has always been, we would love to hear from you...whether it’s a helping hand with gate duty, putting out chairs, baking a cake or exhibiting your art...or perhaps you would like a stand at Country Day? In the first instance please contact Fin 07780952395 fin_diver@hotmail.com for further details and contact information.

*New to the festival




Spetisbury Festival 2017

The Festival Committee is pleased to announce that we are able to donate £1,500 to each of the three charities: Blandford Food Bank, Diverse Abilities and Homestart, as well as supporting both Charlton Marshall Cubs and Scamps Pre-School with £250 each.

We have also put aside a fund of £500 which may be
applied for, to the benefit of the village.

SPETISBURY FESTIVAL 2013 at a glance

Early June brought a spell of fabulous weather which provided the perfect backdrop to two weeks of outstanding events, including for the first time Open Gardens and the Great Spetisbury Bake-Off.

The brilliant new-look Events Guide drew in unprecedented numbers of people from beyond the village and helped us to reach our target of raising £5000 for good causes.

I am delighted to report that we are in a position to donate £1250 to each of the three local charities that we have been supporting this year, namely, the Blandford Opportunity Group, Home Start North Dorset and The Blandford Food Bank.

Additionally we are donating £1250 towards the cost of the new heating system in Spetisbury Village Hall, £500 towards the cost of Kitchen and WC installation in Spetisbury Church and £500 towards the cost of playground equipment repairs at Spetisbury School.

I would like to thank all who contributed to the success of the Festival including the talented participants, helpers and organisers.

Rob Brown Chair Spetisbury Festival


On Wednesday 14 August 2013 at 7.30pm in the Village Hall we’ll be handing over the money raised by our village’s Festival to the three charities, Spetisbury School and Church. Press and special guests will be there.

If you were one of the many folk who went to any of the wide variety of events you will have seen our very own moviemaker, Dan, recording what went on ­ maybe you are in the film. We will be showing the short DVD of highlights after the presentation as a record of two eventful weeks in Spetisbury. Everyone is invited ­ please do come along and join in the celebration of our village. There will be a bar too!


For only £20 a year you can become a Friend Of The Festival. Not only will this support the next Festival in 2015, but you, together with a guest, will be able to see all the Film In The Hall screenings which are shown between September and April. Last season we showed thirteen films - a wide vareity of recent, classic and foreign. Contact Lynne Nicholls 858964 Neil Houghton 857260 Rob Brown 450422 for more details.

Festival Accounts - Financial Report 2013