Local Events

For more information about future events in Charmouth organised by the local community, or to volunteer to help organise events, see the Charmouth Events Facebook page @Charmouthevents


Local events in and around Charmouth in 2019

(p) = provisional
Date Event
Thursday 17 Film – Mamma Mia, Charmouth Community Hall
Sunday 20 Beach Clean, Charmouth beach
Saturday 9
Free Exchange Café, St. Andrew’s Church
Sunday 10 Shark Egg Case Hunt, Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre
Thursday 21 Film – The Children Act, Charmouth Community Hall
2 – 24 Snowdrop weekends, Forde Abbey
2 – 10 Crocus Week, Forde Abbey
Sunday 3 Plant & Gardening Fair, Forde Abbey
Sunday 17
The Great Winter Nurdle Hunt. Meet at the Heritage Coast Centre
Thursday 21 Film – Bohemian Rhapsody, Charmouth Community Hall
Thursday 8 Film – Widows Stan and Ollie, Charmouth Community Hall
Fri 3
Charmouth Local History Society. Village Hall, Wesley Close, Charmouth
Jane Austen in Charmouth ~ Neil Mattingly and Phil Tritton will be giving an illustrated talk about Jane Austen’s visit to Charmouth in 1803 and how she would have found the village and inhabitants in that year. Free for members, £3 for non members. Refreshments provided in the interval.
Sat/Sun 4/5 Fossil Festival, Lyme Regis
Thurs 16 7.30pm Film – The Green Book, Charmouth Community Hall
Sunday 26 Party in the Park, Charmouth playing fields
Sat 1
4pm start
The George Beer Festival.
Live music from 4pm – kids face paints, midnight BBQ and outside bar.
Saturday 8 10am-11.30am Free Exchange Café, St. Andrew’s Church
Wednesday 12
Heritage Coast Centre Open Evening.
The Centre will be open for Charmouth traders and community to attend. This is a chance for people who have not visited the Centre before or who haven’t visited in a while, to see what new displays we have and what we do that the community can get involved with.
Saturday 15 9.00am onwards Hogchester Open Meadows, Hogchester Nature Reserve, Charmouth. £3:50 for Adults £1:00 for Children
‘It’s three years since we seeded meadows on the hills overlooking Charmouth. They are a beautiful sight and we are opening them to visitors during main flowering season.’
Tickets available via this page … http://www.hogchester.com/open-meadows.html
Thurs 20 7.30pm Film – The Upside, Charmouth Community Hall
Sat/Sun 22/23 Axe Vale Show, Axminster
Saturday 6 Charmouth Challenge, 8 mile walk and 2 mile Fun Run
Fri/Sat 12/13 Jurassic Fields Music Festival, Bridport
Thurs 18 7.30pm Film – On the Basis of Sex, Charmouth Community Hall
Saturday 10 Gardeners Show, Charmouth Village Hall
Thursday 22 Melplash Show, West Bay, Bridport
Sunday 25 Party in the Park, Charmouth playing fields
Sat/Sun 7/8 Food Rocks, Lyme Regis
Sunday 8 Lyme Regis to Charmouth Challenge Sea Swim.
See the Lyme Splash website for details.
Saturday 12
Free Exchange Café, St. Andrew’s Church
Sun-Thurs 22/26 Great Dorset Steam Fair, Tarrant Hinton
Fri-Sun 27/29 Charmouth Folk Festival
Saturday 2 (p) Fireworks at the Beach, Charmouth Beach
Thursday 5 Christmas Fayre, Charmouth village centre
The village centre shops will be providing attractions and there will be stalls with various attractions and a quiz aimed at children who collect clues. Santa’s Grotto will be in Breeze this year.
The Grand Christmas Raffle tickets are already on sale in Morgans, Charmouth Stores and other outlets and with a first prize of £50 and many other prizes the investment of only 50p a ticket is well worth-while.

Charmouth Community Christmas Night
5pm Christmas Fayre begins
5 – 6.30pm Lots of activities up and down The Street
5.15 Santa arrives on fire engine
5.15-6.30 Santa’s Grotto – in Breeze
6.45 Grand Raffle drawn at Fortnum, Smith & Banwell

Community Curry and Carols
7pm Community Curry and Carols in The Community Hall
Starting at 7pm in The Community Hall, the evening features
Fantastic curries Making Merry!
Well known Carols Bar
A good old fashioned singsong!
Tickets on sale at FSB and The Pharmacy. Adults £10, Children Free
Plus – Bring along donations for the local food banks –
any non-perishable items are welcome, also toiletries and household goods

Tuesday 31 New Year’s Eve fireworks, Charmouth beach

Community Events

See our community events page for details of local community meetings, events, clubs and societies.

Don’t forget Charmouth Market – every Monday to the end of September!

Charmouth Library

The Library page has details of events at Charmouth Central

Short Story Writing Competition

Adding to the wet weather attractions of a seaside village is very tricky, but we think our 50 word short story competition could be the answer. There are classes for under 12, under 18 and open to all ages, with prizes for each class. There are no set topics.

Entry forms can be downloaded from our website, with no cost until you enter the competition proper. (£2 fee per entry)
Entries can be made up to 30th September, with winners notified by the end of October.
Example stories, Rules and Entry forms are available from our website: Charmouthcommunitylibrary.digitalfox.uk

We hope that our competition will brighten up any dull days! Good Luck

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