Namvula and band – 19th May

A “not to be missed” musical experience comes to Broadmayne Village Hall on the 19th May 7:30pm


Zambian-Scottish singer and songwriter Namvula has been described as “a true original” by the Guardian.

She creates an intrepid new world where folk and urban traditions of her Zambian homeland blend with London’s vibrant eclectic music scene.

Namvula has collaborated and shared the stage with artists including legendary South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela, sitarist Anoushka Shankar, and local Zambian singing legend Maureen Leland.

Her debut album Shiwezwa was released in 2014 to critical acclaim, and was selected as one of the top 100 albums of 2014 by The Sunday Times. The album release was followed by numerous radio and TV appearances, including the BBC’s Focus on Africa (TV and Radio), Jazz FM, BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 3’s World on 3, and Zambian national TV and Radio, as well as repeat airplay on various stations including Late Junction and World Routes. With Namvula’s highly anticipated second album ‘Quiet Revelations’, the gifted song-sculptress digs deep in to her inspirations, exploring different aspects of female hood.

Backed by a stellar band of some of the UK’s most respected African and jazz musicians, including Mercury-nominated bassist Liran Donin and saxophonist Chris Williams, and percussionist Mamadou Sarr (Baaba Maal, Angelique Kiddo), this will be an unmissable night of outstanding musicianship and early booking is highly advised!

Tickets are £10 adults, £7 U18, £28 family and are available from The Corner House Stores, from Tim Clayton (07443 659912) or from Artsreach (


A352 Closures and changes to the No 5 bus – April 2018

The A352 will be closed between Whitcombe and Broadmayne from the 26th April to the 4th May between 9:15 and 3:30pm.

The signed diversion will be via Warmwell, Osmington and Preston as the Highway authority have to divert traffic by using roads with a similar classification (in other words they can’t sign a diversion via West Knighton and the West Stafford by-pass or via Chalky Road and the Whitcombe stables).

Number 5 buses operating during the hours of closure will be re-routed and use the bus-stops on the opposite side of Knighton Lane to normal.

Buses will go into Dorchester at 10:17, 12:19 and 15:19 travelling UP Knighton Lane to West Knighton and then using the West Stafford by-pass (the 07:55 and the 17:38 will not be affected)

Buses leaving Dorchester at 10:35 and 13:35 will return through West Knighton travelling DOWN Knighton Lane (the 08:35, the 15:55 and the 17:55 will not be affected).


Click here to open the full timetable changes

Good Friday Pilgrimage

This year, art installations were situated at various Stations of the Cross on the route of the Good Friday pilgrimage around the Watercombe Benefice and were very well received.

Each was created by a local community or church group, and thanks go to them from the Friends of Watercombe Benefice Churches for the hard work and creativity involved in making them.

St Peter’s, West Knighton – Broadmayne & West Knighton Scouts


St Martin’s, Broadmayne – Broadmayne Art Group


Methodist Church, Broadmayne – Methodist Church


Holy Trinity, Warmwell – Friends of Watercombe Benefice Churches


St Michael’s. Owermoigne – Owermoigne PCC


St Catherine’s, Holworth – Bowhawk Men’s Group