House & Garden Party – Dorchester Chamber & BID event

21/06/2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Athelhampton House


Following the success of last year’s Centenary event and by popular request, Dorchester Chamber for Business and Dorchester BID are collaborating on a special summer event.

Join chamber member and BID levy payers for an evening to celebrate mid summer at the beautiful and atmospheric Athelhampton House & Gardens on Wednesday, 21st June 2017 from 6.00pm to 8.00pm. 

There will be drinks and a buffet served in the garden if dry or in the Long Room if wet.   Music and entertainment will be provided by Tatterdemalion (New Hardy Players band)The historic main house will also be open to explore. 

A midsummer night’s dream!

Everyone welcome.

*Places are limited for this event and will be issued on a first-come basis

Grateful thanks to our Sponsors





Tatterdemalion – The Band of the New Hardy Players

After meeting in the band of the sixth Dorchester Community Play, Drummer Hodge, the musicians of Tatterdemalion joined The New Hardy Players for Wessex Scenes in 2014.    Since the musical success of The Return of the Native in 2015, the group of friends have formed a folk dance band specialising in playing traditional tunes from the Hardy family and Benjamin Rose tunebooks. These Dorset collections are an invaluable historical resource of popular dance tunes from the 19th century. With fiddles and flute leading these wondrous melodies, the guitar and bass clarinet (a modern stand-in for the serpent!) driving along the beat, and interesting harmonies provided on violin and viola, Tatterdemalion are already entertaining audiences across the county.

The band are available for dances and ceilidhs in Dorset, and can be contacted through the New Hardy Players Facebook page, or by emailing .


Bookings are closed for this event.