In honour of the centenary of women being able to vote, we are holding a “jam sale” where home-made jams, chutneys, marmalades and similar delectables will be available for a donation.
In the C19th, women wrote recipe books liberally sprinkled with propaganda for their Cause and raised money for charities through the sale of jams and preserves. While cookery is not usually seen as subversive, women resorted to what they knew in order to raise awareness for Women’s Suffrage and create networking opportunities; it was also intended as a rebuttal to accusations that women who wanted equality in the vote were neglectful of their families.
We are calling on all you jam-makers out there to contribute! Bring your recipes for swapping, too.
Half of all proceeds will be given to The Pink Ribbon Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness month.
A fun general knowledge quiz with a smattering of questions about the Dorset you know and love!
Tickets will be bookable in advance at £5 per person; teams of up to 8 welcome.
Light refreshments available; bring your own drink and glasses. A raffle will also be held. Funds in aid of Sherborne Museum.
Tickets are now on sale in advance from the Tourist Information Centre (tel: 01935 815341)
Frances is a leading light in the world of early music and dance, playing on authentic instruments and talking about their history.
Kick off the festive season with a magical medieval musical Christmas celebration and a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie.
Admission: £7 (£5 to members)
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