Portesham - Dorset

Welcome to Portesham, a beautiful West Dorset village.

Wherever you are in the Weymouth or Dorchester area you will see on the western horizon, the magnificent stone monument to Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy, our famous 19th century Portesham resident who, as Captain of HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, fought under Lord Nelson's command.
Steer for Hardy's Monument and you will witness some amazing 360° views of Dorset and find Portesham nestled beneath Blackdown Hill.

Portesham has a vibrant village community with regular events open to the general public so please take time to explore our website and watch out particularly for events in our superb Village Hall which is also available to hire for your event.

Portesham Village Hall


Sat 13th February - 7.30pm
Portesham Village Hall

Valentines weekend concert.
Ken Watkins & Simon Swarbrick are really great performers. With warm vocals and sensitive playing of guitar, fiddle, mandolin, ukelele and bass, they'll take you from folk to country, jazz and all places in between to provide a truly eclectic evening of music.

Augmenting the line-up, acclaimed singer, Lucy Watkins completes a superb harmonic blend between Ken, Lucy & Angela Heron Watkins.

Throw in some lively banter and a few witty observations of life, and you have all the ingredients for a super musical evening.

There are no tickets, just pay what you like at the end of the show, but it's a good idea to ring 01305 837299 to reserve your seats.
You are welcome to bring your own drinks as there will be no bar.

London Klezmer Quartet

Portesham Village Hall
Dorset Artsreach Event
Sunday 24th January 2016 at 7:30pm
Be transported with the London Klezmer Quartet, who paint a picture in music and words of the joys and sorrows of a world that crosses cultural boundaries and continents. 
Tickets £9, £7.50 u18s  -  01305 871925