ENJOY some apples with your bangers at the Sausage and Cider Festival at the Greyhound Inn in Corfe this weekend.

Running from today until November 1, sample an amazing selection of hand made sausages and artisan ciders from Dorset, with live music and fireworks over the castle. See greyhoundcorfe.co.uk for more details.

TAKE yourself back to Elizabethan England for a bawdy show at Dorchester Arts Centre tonight.

From the company that brought us the rip-roaring account of Henry VIII and his Six Wives, Living Spit Theatre return with another poorly researched lesson in Tudor history, as they attempt to tell the story of the greatest monarch that ever lived – Elizabeth: The Virgin Queen.

1558. England. A country divided by religion and politics, teetering on the brink of civil war. The hopes of the nation lie with one woman. 2014. England. A country divided by those who enjoy plays featuring men in dresses and those who don’t.

The hopes of the nation lie with two Bristolian actors. But will these two theatrical sons of Bristol be up to the challenge? Can Stu take the heat? And will Howard get jealous that he’s no longer playing the main part?

Tickets are available from Dorchester Tourist Information Centre on 01305 267992.

HEAR the sounds of the globe with a night of world music at Durlston Castle, Durlston Country Park tonight from 7.30pm.

Internationally acclaimed four woman group Pacific Curls will be taking to the stage. Featuring ukulele, fiddle, guitar, stomp box and traditional Maori instruments, Pacific Curl fuse pacific beats with jazz, celtic tunes and evocative Maori music and lyrics to create an edgy contemporary style all of their own. Meet at the Fine Foundation Gallery. Tickets cost £9 for adults or £6 for students.

ONE of Britain’s best-loved actors is taking to the stage of the Electric Palace in Bridport tonight.

Simon Callow is starring in the Lyric Theatre Belfast production of ‘The Man Jesus’ by Matthew Hurt, directed by Joseph Alford.

This play looks back 2,000 years to witness key moments in the life of ‘the man Jesus’, through the eyes of the people who knew him.

Simon Callow, one of Britain’s best-loved actors, performs this fresh and moving account of biblical stories including the raising of Lazarus, the wedding at Cana and the journey to Jerusalem.

His powerful portrayal of the tyrants, traitors and madmen in Jesus’ life asks people of all faiths and none: what sort of a man was able to inspire the history of the world?

Tickets cost £24 on the door.

SEE cider being made on antique equipment at the Mill House Cider Museum in Owermoigne at a Cider Making Open Day on Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

There will also be examples of how cider can be made at home using simple everyday items, Blacksmith Forge, as well as Dorset Cider Tasting, face painting, games, hot mulled cider and Dorset apple cake will be on sale. It costs £1 for adults and children go free.

LEARN how to forage for food tomorrow at RSPB Arne Nature Reserve at Arne near Wareham.

This fun packed day for all the family takes place tomorrow from 11am to 4pm.

Now in its 5th year, the Arne Forage festival is a collection of local traders, local food producers and craft stalls including hands on bush craft with the Ancient Technology Centre, knife skills courses, forage walks and hands on crafts!

MARVEL at the autumnal colours at Sherborne Castle this weekend.

Enjoy the spectacular display in the lakeside gardens. There is reduced price entry to the castle and grounds, which are open from 11am to 4.30pm tomorrow and Sunday. Children go free.

SPEAKING of things autumnal, enjoy some Autumn Song with Canzonetta at the Church of the Holy Rood in Wool on Sunday from 3pm to 4pm.

Relax for an hour in this church and enjoy the close harmony singing of ladies group Canzonetta followed by tea and cake. There will be a retiring collection in aid of church funds.