Wine, weddings and work in Stur


This month’s news from the unofficial capital of the Blackmore Vale..

1855 is Stur’s new shopping experience with more than 40 different local artisans selling their wares. The first of our new monthly ‘wine tasting and meet the traders’ event is on 27th January, from late afternoon until 8.00 p.m. Do come and try the delicious hand-picked range of wines from small vineyards with resident experts from Wolf Wines. Don’t be put off by Tim Burr lounging beside the door outside – he’s a local lad and very friendly.

The new ‘wine tasting and meet the traders’ event in 1855 is on 27th January, from late afternoon until 8.00p.m

Do the shopping rounds
Nest time you are in Stur, come and see what household treasures you can find at The Emporium – including our fascinating art gallery upstairs, Dapper Chaps men’s clothes and the furniture showroom in the former Barclays Bank. Maybe you still need that new spring outfit at a fraction of the usual cost – come and indulge in the PreLoved Boutique.

Thank you
The team would like to thank all those who supported the two day Christmas event (so long ago in November!). The the sale of all your pre-loved goods in the SturAction shops, plus sponsorship from local businesses, paid for the town’s lovely Christmas tree, for the installation of all the little trees and helped towards the cost of the ice rink. Thank you also to everyone who came to enjoy themselves and especially to Father Christmas and his Elves. Hopefully we will do it all again next year – even better!

Dates for the diary:
Wedding Fair
4th February 10am to 2pm
Sturminster Newton invites couples & families to a unique town event, where they can discover enticing offers for all occasions. Visit wedding and special occasions exhibitors in The Exchange – everything you need to make your event wonderful. Then follow the trail through Sturminster Newton and visit the wedding exhibitions in some of our independent shops on your way to St. Mary’s to view the wedding dress display.

North Dorset Schools Career Day
9th March, 10am to 6pm
Calling all Dorset employers!
Exhibit for free and showcase your key roles, apprenticeships, and career progression. Meet and engage with young people from five schools in years 8 to 11. The twilight session is open to other schools, year groups and parents. The event will be at The Exchange in Sturminster Newton, and you can register as an exhibitor here.


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