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More details - Blandford Camera Club Annual Exhibition
Blandford Camera Club Annual exhibition is now in it’s 62nd year and there are over 300 images on display including colour and monochrome prints and digitally projected images.
Blandford Forum Corn Exchange
Today

More details - ABBA Tribute Night with Sensation ABBA Tribute Band
Widely considered to be one of the best ever Abba Tribute Acts, they play to packed theatres and festivals throughout Europe. A stunning stage show, which combines costume changes, lighting effects and a faithful reproduction of the Abba sound.
Royal British Legion Blandford Forum, Legion House, Church Lane, Blandford Forum
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Hanford School - Open Garden for NGS
Perhaps the only school in England with a working kitchen garden growing quantities of seasonal vegetables, fruit and flowers for the table. The rolling lawns host sports matches, gymnastics, dance and plays while ancient cedars look on. The stable clock chimes the hour and the chapel presides over it all.
Hanford School, Blandford Forum
Sun 10 Jun

More details - The Way We Wed, A Celebration of the Wedding Gown, Past to Present
An exhibition of wedding gowns, photographs and memorabilia from the early 1900s - many with a local connection. Over 30 gowns on display, plus ’Flower Festival’.
St, Mary’s Church, Tarrant Gunville, Blandford Forum, Dorset. .
Today and Mon 28 May

More details - Lawsbrook - Open Garden for NGS
10th Year of opening for NGS! More than 130 different tree species spread over 6 acres in a garden founded in 1959. Significant numbers of native species and many unusual specimens incl Dawn Redwood, Damyio Oak and Wollemi Pine. Formal borders and raised bed vegetable and flower garden.
Lawsbrook, Shillingstone
Today and Mon 28 May

More details - Tarrant Gunville Church Fete
Village fete with Teas & Cakes, many stalls including bric-a-brac, cakes, produce, books, plants, Vintage & pre loved clothing,Raffle,Jewellery, Bottle tombola, Pimms , music & entertainment by : Stour Valley Band & Mr. Merlin & Okey Dokey the Dragon, side- shows including Coconut shy, Bowling, Welliechuck, etc.
Eastbury House, Tarrant Gunville
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Shapwick Country Fair
Shapwick Country Fair A great traditional country fair and a brilliant family afternoon out with lots of fun things to do including… ferret racing, coconut shy, fun dog show, tombola, skittles, kids races, Dorset Knob contests, nail in the bale, plants, produce, splat the rat, kids steam train rides, bar, Pimms, BBQ,
Shapwick Village Green, Stewards Lane, Shapwick, Dorset
Today

More details - The Hollow, Blandford Forum - Open Garden for NGS
Hillside cottage garden built on chalk, about acre with an interesting variety of plants in borders that line the numerous sloping pathways. Water features for wildlife and well placed seating areas to sit back and enjoy the views.
The Hollow, Blandford Forum, Blandford Forum
Sat 23 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Wed 27 Jun

More details - The Old School House - Open Garden for NGS
Small village garden laid out in last 4 yrs with planting of hedges into rooms incl orchard, secret garden and pergola walkway. Strong framework of existing large trees, beds are mostly planted with roses and herbacious plants. Pleached hornbeam screen.
The Old School House, Blandford Forum
Sun 17 Jun, Wed 20 Jun

More details - Tashi Lhunpo Monks: Movement & Mudhra Workshop
In an interactive workshop, the Tibetan monks from Tashi Lhunpo introduce details of the unique costumes worn in the dances of the Gutor Festival at Tibetan New Year, and invite you to learn a few of the steps.
Springhead Gardens Fontmell Magna Shaftesbury
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Tashi Lhunpo Monks: The Power of Compassion
An evening of chant, mantras, music and dance by Tibetan Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery; a magical window on to a world of reincarnation and Buddhist mysticism which has inspired audiences in theatres and festivals throughout Europe.
Springhead Gardens Fontmell Magna Shaftesbury
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Dorset Midsummer Music Festival 2018
Dorset Midsummer Music Festival is a family friendly festival set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. This festival offers a range of great music that builds on previous years, that has included Ben Waters, Neil Cowley, DD Allen and Mi3.
Warren Farm
Fri 15 Jun and Sat 16 Jun

More details - Kingston Lacy - Kingston Lacy house tickets
A lavish family home built to resemble an Italian Palace. There’s plenty to see, from grand, beautifully detailed carvings, to intimate family souvenirs. Book your timed ticket for the house. Normal admission applies. Both members and non-members must have a timed house entry ticket.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Today to Mon 9 Jul

More details - Kingston Lacy - Celebrating Summer this half-term
Children. Drop-in workshops offering a range of activities celebrating the arrival of summer. Booking Not Needed.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Today to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Kingston Lacy - Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides
Every Thursday, In partnership with Moors Valley Country Park, come and join our fun, friendly and active free cycle rides from 9.30am (please arrive by 9.15am for a prompt start). These free, volunteer-led rides are a great chance to explore the local area and make new friends.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Thu 31 May, Thu 7 Jun, Thu 14 Jun, Thu 21 Jun, Thu 28 Jun, Thu 5 Jul, Thu 12 Jul

More details - Kingston Lacy - Guided walk: Badbury Rings and Tarrant Rushton
A walk filled with rich history and the opportunity to enjoy some areas of woodland not normally accessible. Distance: 7 miles, Time: approx. 3-4 hours. This is a walk that goes through woods not normally accessible and covers history from the Bronze Age, Iron Age, Romans and the Second World War.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Kingston Lacy - Guided estate walks
Enjoy the opportunity to experience Kingston Lacy park and estate on a range of beautiful estate walks throughout the year. Walks take place on the first Friday (excluding January) and 3rd Monday of each month (excluding December). Please see website for more details regarding dates, times and meeting points.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Fri 1 Jun, Mon 18 Jun, Fri 6 Jul, Mon 16 Jul

More details - Kingston Lacy - Music afternoon with The FB Pocket Orchestra
This Father’s Day enjoy an afternoon on the south lawns whilst soaking up the tunes performed by The FB Pocket Orchestra. Sit back, relax, bring a picnic or enjoy a glass of Pimms. Pimms, cold drinks and a selection of cakes and ice creams will be available to purchase on the day from the south lawn.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Kingston Lacy - Out of hours guided walks
Enjoy the opportunity to experience Kingston Lacy park and estate, including some areas not normally accessible, before the grounds open to the public. The walks will be a gentle stroll of approximately 3 miles starting from the main Kingston Lacy car park. Finish in time for a coffee with the group in the caf.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Mon 18 Jun, Mon 16 Jul

More details - The Old Rectory, Manston - Open Garden for NGS
Beautifully restored 5 acre garden. S-facing wall with 120ft herbaceous border edged by old brick path. Enclosed yew hedge flower garden. Wildflower meadow marked with mown paths and young plantation of mixed hardwoods. Well maintained walled Victorian kitchen garden with new picking flower section.
The Old Rectory, Manston, Sturminster Newton
Sun 17 Jun, Wed 20 Jun

More details - Staddlestones - Open Garden for NGS
A beautiful setting for a cottage garden with colour themed borders, pleached limes and hidden gems, leading over chalk stream to shady area which has some unusual plants incl hardy orchids and arisaemas. Plenty of areas just to sit and enjoy the wildlife.
Staddlestones, Wimborne
Today, Mon 28 May, Thu 21 Jun

More details - The Old Vicarage - Open Garden for NGS
1.7 acre, award-winning wildlife friendly garden. Swathes of crocus, primula and unusual snowdrops in spring. Many different daffodils and a tulip extravaganza with over 1000 tulip bulbs, then herbaceous borders and wild flowers. Sit by the bubbling stream or gaze at beautiful reflections in the swimming pond.
The Old Vicarage, Shaftesbury
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Canzonetta 'music for a summer afternoon'
Canzonetta is presenting a concert for a summer afternoon at St. Andrew’s Church, Milborne St. Andrew on Sunday 10th June at 3pm. This popular close harmony group will be making its first appearance at St. Andrew’s, singing three and four part harmony songs from across five centuries.
St. Andrew’s Church, Church Hill, Milborne St. Andrew
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Mayfield - Open Garden for NGS
Town garden of approx ¼ acre. Front: formal hard landscaping planted with drought-resistant shrubs and perennials. Shaded area has wide variety of hostas. Back garden contrasts with a seductive series of garden rooms containing herbaceous perennial beds separated by winding grass paths and rustic arches.
Mayfield, Wimborne Minster
Today, Wed 6 Jun, Wed 13 Jun

More details - Simon and Garfunkel: Through the Years
Simon and Garfunkel: Through the Years is the most authentic sounding concert which celebrates the unforgettable music of Simon Garfunkel. Made up of Dan Haynes Pete Richards, Bookends have toured the globe extensively with their concerts being described as simply breathtaking.
The Tivoli Theatre West Borough Wimborne Minster
Sun 10 Jun

More details - DORSET ART WEEKS   ART SHOW  local artists WENDY JUMP AND JUDE TAYLOR
Locally based artists Wendy Jump and Jude Taylor are holding an art exhibition in Blackpug Books. Come along and enjoy browsing original art, prints and greetings cards, in this fascinating and quirky town house in the pretty market town of Wimborne Minster. Close to cafes, pubs and interesting shops.
Black pug Books, 24 Westborough, Wimborne
Today to Sun 10 Jun

More details - Houses of Parliament Day Trip
Fundraising trip to raise money for Mosaic (supporting bereaved children) and Macmillan. Departing from Allenview Car Park, Wimborne at 6.
Departing from Allenview Car Park, Wimborne
Tue 5 Jun

More details - Deans Court - Open Garden for NGS
13 acres of peaceful, partly wild gardens in ancient monastic setting with mature specimen trees, Saxon fish pond, herb garden, orchard and apiary beside R Allen close to town centre. First Soil Association accredited garden, within C18 serpentine walls.
Deans Court, Wimborne Minster
Tue 19 Jun

More details - Living Spit: One Man & His Cow - A Play, A Pie and A Pint!
A man. A cow. A shed load of trouble. Trevor loves Judy. Judy loves Trevor. They’re best mates. Trouble is, Trevor’s family don’t approve. They think that Trevor should leave his prize cow alone and get on with looking after his farm.
Sixpenny Handley Village Hall Common Road Sixpenny Handley
Wed 6 Jun

More details - Father's Day - FREE ENTRY for Dads at Farmer Palmer's Farm Park
Celebrate Father’s Day down on the farm - Free entry for Dad with our downloadable voucher, please visit Farmer Palmer’s website, Facebook page or call 01202 622 022.
Farmer Palmers Farm Park, Wareham Rd, Organford, Poole, Dorset
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Wimborne St Giles Fete
Wimborne St Giles Church Fete is a traditional Church fete, held right outside the Church on the green with lots of stalls, sideshows, teas, BBQ and games etc. Around 1000 visitors come from far and near every year for the events and live music. (wimbornestgiles.wordpress.com/church-fete/) for further details.
Wimborne St Giles Church Green, Wimborne St Giles, Dorset
Sat 2 Jun

More details - ‘ King George IV: the Greatest Royal Collector of Art’
‘ King George IV: the Greatest Royal Collector of Art’ an illustrated talk by Oliver Everett CVO; Librarian Emeritus, The Royal Household.
New Remembrance Hall, Charlton
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Stour Row Open Gardens
A selection of village gardens are open for viewing.
Tickets on the day from Stour Row Village Hall, Shaftesbury Dorset SP70QG
Sat 23 Jun and Sun 24 Jun

More details - Baby & Children’s Charity Nearly New Sale
Baby & children’s nearly new sale selling toys, books, clothes, equipment etc (ages 0-12). Raising funds for Poole Hospital charity SPRING. Admission £1 to include refreshments. Homemade cakes on sale too.
Broadstone Methodist Church, Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Upton Little Treasures - Preloved, Nearly New Baby & Children`s Sale
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm Full of great bargains for your little treasures. Goody bags for the first 40 customers. Great free prize draw and much more! For more information about this sale and the great fun we have please visit our website
Upton Community Centre, 2 Poole Road, Upton, Poole
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Donhead Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Walled garden overlooking deer park. The house and garden are built into the side of a hill with uninterrupted views to Cranborne Chase. Martin Lane Fox designed the terracing and advised on the landscaping of the gardens which are on 4 different levels.
Donhead Hall, Shaftesbury
Wed 13 Jun

More details - Donhead Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Walled garden overlooking deer park. The house and garden are built into the side of a hill with uninterrupted views to Cranborne Chase. Martin Lane Fox designed the terracing and advised on the landscaping of the gardens which are on 4 different levels.
Donhead Hall, Shaftesbury
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Parkinson’s awareness event at Poole care home
The team at Care UK’s The Potteries, on York Road, are joining forces with Linda Whike, clinic director and consultant physiotherapist at BWT Physio, to offer helpful guidance and practical tips for improving the everyday lives of those affected by Parkinson’s.
The Potteries 187 York Road Broadstone Poole
Thu 14 Jun

More details - Magna Sinfonia Summer Concert - Homelands
Magna Sinfonia are delighted to announce their summer concert. Conductor Cayenna Ponchione will lead the orchestra though an exciting Homelands programme. The orchestra has an enviable reputation for delivering near-professional performance and their performances are always well received.
Parkstone Grammar School, Sopers Lane, Poole
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Melon Madness!
Every child who brings a melon for the primates receives a free Monkey World badge over the bank holiday weekend.
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre Longthorns Wareham Dorset
Today and Mon 28 May

More details - Father’s Day
Dad’s get 50% off entry at Monkey World on Father’s day! Simply download the voucher from the website and present it at the entrance gate.
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre Longthorns Wareham Dorset
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Manor Farm, Hampreston - Open Garden for NGS
Traditional farmhouse garden designed and cared for by 3 generations of the Trehane family through over 100yrs of farming and gardening at Hampreston. Garden is noted for its herbaceous borders and rose beds within box and yew hedges. Mature shrubbery, water and bog garden. Open for hellebores and snowdrops in Feb.
Manor Farm, Hampreston, Wimborne
Wed 30 May

More details - We value our volunteers
Free garden admission to anyone showing proof of volunteering status, in any capacity, in celebration of National Volunteers Week. Meet up with our own volunteers in the morning or simply relax as you enjoy a stroll around our naturalistic garden.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Art Day at Knoll Gardens
In celebration of Dorset Art Weeks the Knoll Gardens Foundation welcomes artists to the garden to be inspired by the Knoll’s acclaimed naturalistic style.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Fri 8 Jun

More details - Sculpture in the Garden – stone carving workshop with Sarah Moore
Join sculptor and fine artist Sarah Moore in the garden at Knoll for this special one-day stone carving workshop. Working in local Bath stone you will learn basic stone relief carving skills as you create an original piece to take home. Booking essential as very limited numbers.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Fri 15 Jun

More details - Garden Wildlife Walk
Reconnect with nature on this special wildlife discovery walk in Knoll’s naturalistic garden. Suitable for adults and older children only, activities will be weather dependant but could include looking for nectaring insects on the flowering perennials, opening a moth trap to reveal the garden’s night time visitors,...
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Sat 16 Jun, Sat 4 Aug

More details - Designing in the Naturalistic Style
Join Neil Lucas for a walk around his acclaimed garden at Knoll as he explains his ethos and some of the concepts and techniques that have gone into the creation of this naturalistic, wildlife-friendly garden.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Thu 21 Jun, Thu 12 Jul

More details - Dorset Wildlife Trust Member's Day
Meet up with representatives of Dorset’s largest conservation charity on this special day and discover how Knoll’s naturalistic gardening ethos continues to create a garden that welcomes wildlife as well as providing year-round beauty.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Fri 22 Jun

More details - New Orleans Heat
Monday 11th June; New Orleans Heat at the Bournemouth Bluebird Jazz Club, starting at 7:30 PM. The club meets at the Bluebirds Social Club in Longham, BH22 9DP (opposite Haskins garden centre) and features a large dance floor, plenty of free car parking and affordable drinks. £10 admission, £12 for visitors.
Bluebirds Social Club, 4 Ham Lane, Longham (opposite Haskins Garden Centre)
Mon 11 Jun

More details - Wine Discovery Evenings
You’re invited to come and explore a range of exciting wines hosted by WEST-certified Jose Oldroyd from the General Wine Company - along with guest wine ambassadors on selected dates.
RNLI College West Quay Road Poole Dorset
Thu 21 Jun

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