Dore Festival 2017 and Scout & Guide Gala

The 2017 Dore Festival will be held from Friday 23rd June to Sunday 9th July, with the Scout and Guide Gala on Saturday 8th July.

The programme of events is as follows:

Friday 23rd to Monday 26th June

Flower Festival, “All Things Bright and Beautiful, Christ Church, Dore. Preview Friday 7pm-9pm, Open Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday noon-5.30pm, Monday 10am-3pm.

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th June

“We’re Open” Exhibition and tour, Dore Masonic Hall 10am-4pm.

Sunday 25th June

Family Walk (5 miles) over Totley Moss and Cricket Inn. Meet Dore Old School for 2pm start.

Monday 26th June

Christ Church Mothers’ Union Strawberry Fayre. Taking place at Dore Old School 2.00 - 4.00 pm. Open to all.

Monday 26th - Friday 30th June

Preparation of village well dressing board, Scout HQ, Rushley Road, daily 10.00 am - 12.00 pm noon, 2.00 - 5.00 pm and 7.00 - 9.00 pm. New helpers always welcome. Come along and learn this ancient craft.

Wednesday 28th June

Open Air Theatre, “Twelfth Night” presented by The Company. *** moved to Christchurch Church Hall on Townhead Road ***, commencing 7.30pm. Interval collection, bring a picnic.

Thursday 29th June

“Trees of Dore” walk, led by Tony Heathcote. Meet Dore Old School 10am; to book a place please call 236 0002.

Saturday 1st July

Unveiling of Village and Guide well dressings. Village Green and Devonshire Terrace Road, 10am.

Saturday 1st July

Wyvern Walk (5 miles) Tideswell to Monksdale. Meet Dore Old School for 9.30am start.

Saturday 1st July

Classic Car Show hosted by Dore Club, Townhead Road. From 1pm onwards. Free entry, refreshments.

Saturday 1st July

Summer Concert, Dore Gilbert & Sullivan Society, Dore Church Hall 7.30pm. Tickets £7, please call 236 2299 to book

Sunday 2nd July

Well Dressing Service. Dore Village Green 3.00 pm Everyone welcome.

Sunday 2nd July

Afternoon cream teas, hosted by Dore Methodist Ladies’ Group. Methodist Church Hall, 3pm-5pm.

Monday 3rd July

Dore Heritage Trail, led by Dorne Coggins. Meet Dore Old School 10am, please call 236 0002 to book.

Monday 3rd July

Family Fun Run, hosted by Dore Primary School PTA. Meet Dore Recreation Ground 7pm. Further information email

Monday 3rd July

Lord Conyer’s Morris Men, Devonshire Arms from 8pm. Food available.

Tuesday 4th July

“Out of the Ordinary” with local poet and activist Sally Goldsmith, hosted by Dore Ladies’ Group. Dore Church Hall 7.45pm, visitors very welcome. Refreshments

Wednesday 5th July

“A Brush with Wildlife” talk by artist Pollyanna Pickering, hosted by Dore Garden Club. Methodist Church Hall 7.30pm. Visitors welcome £3, refreshments available.

Thursday 6th July

Open Evening and Concert by Dore Male Voice Choir and Young musicians, winners of the Paul Green Trophy. Dore Church Hall 7.15pm, collection for charity.

Friday 7th July

Health Walk (2.2 miles) led by Sue Lee. Meet village green 10am, refreshments afterwards.

Saturday 8th July

Dore Scout & Guide Gala A great family day out. Dore Recreation Ground 2.00 to 6.00 pm

Sunday 9th July

Festival Songs of Praise. Christ Church, Dore. 6.00 pm All very welcome.