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The famous Woodpecker Cider Fest is once again with us on Bank Holiday Sunday May 28th from 12 noon till late.

There will be 10 ciders and 3 perrys to sample, also four kinds of sausages, beefburgers, pork and apple burgers, veggieburgers and kids' food too. There will be apple bobbing.

Music by local band 'The Replicas' from 3pm, the Woodpecker Ukulele Orchestra and more.

Sods in Summer opens the Spetisbury Festival with two evenings of short sketches by the comedy writers Michael Frayn (Noises Off) and Tom Stoppard.  Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd June at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £6.00 and available from:

Lynne Nicholls: 01258 858964,

Andi Cheesley:  01258 857515,

Anna Brown:      01258 450422,

This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd

This and every Friday at 10.30 am in Marcia's lovely shop/cafe is Knit n Knatter!
All abilities of knitting & nattering welcome!!

The popular Country Day returns on Sunday June 4th  11 am - 5pm to Crawford Bridge, Spetisbury (the Poole end of the village) at DT11 9EA.   £5 entry, free to children under 16. 

Have a go at Archery, Clay Pigeon shooting, Wellie Throwing, Fly Fishing, Air Rifle shooting.  Watch displays of Liberty Hawks, Gun Dog Scurries, Dorset Wildfowlers and the Tivalake Tollers. Stroke the alpacas and ride a donkey.  Stalls, food, music, Pimms, bar.

Profits go to local charities and village institutions.  For more information or to book a stall contact Mick Fowler  

The Big Festival Quiz has unexpectedly encountered Democracy in the guise of the General Election which, you may have noticed, is scheduled for June 8th.

As Spetisbury village hall will be required on that date, we shall instead be pitting our wits and furrowing our brows on WEDNESDAY JUNE 7TH at 7.30.  We do hope that you can still make it. If you have already reserved a table, perhaps you could check with your team and let Stuart know if you're still ok or not.

Hosted by Daren Cornelius, multiple choice and multi-media, booking is essential as space is limited.  There will be a bar.

Maximum 6 to a team, cost is £12 per team.  There are only 12 tables and several are already taken, so don't delay. 

To make a reservation, or to reconfirm, email Stuart on with a lead name, a contact phone number and the number of people in your team.

Or text him the same information on 07464 709672.

Local experts Tony and Ann Taylor invite you to join them for a walk around the Spetisbury countryside to discover some of the fascinating secrets of the natural world.

This will be a local walk of about 2 hours, during which walkers would hope to hear and see a variety of birds, flowers, butterflies and other insects, but obviously this depends a bit on the weather!

Covering about 2 miles, the group will be moving slowly but will cover some rough terrain, so please wear sensible footwear.  Also, bring binoculars if you have them.  Children welcome, but please no dogs.

Meet at Spetisbury School car park at 10.30am on Saturday 10th June.  Free, but please call 01258 857 336 to book as numbers are limited.

All the fun of the fete with stalls, events, food and drink from 12 till 4pm.  Details to follow.

On the first Wednesday of the month, quiz in the Woodpecker, 8pm. £2 per person.

No pub quiz in June but instead the Big Festival Quiz on June 7th in the Village Hall.


We have enjoyed a varied and entertaining programme of thirteen films finishing in April.

The next season will begin in September and costs just £20 for you and a guest.  For more information and a list of films that we will be showing, contact

Rob Brown 450422    Lynne Nicholls 858964    Neil Houghton 857260

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