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A Lifetime of Different Identities: the careers of Karol Kulik

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Over a 50-year career, American-born, Lyme Regis resident Karol Kulik has had five different careers, working as a film historian, a trade fair organiser, an academic archaeologist, a painter and
The Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA
Today to Sun 24 Jul

Black Cat Jazz

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At 7PM on Monday, 4th July, the Bournemouth Bluebird Jazz Club will be presenting: Black Cat Jazz. The club meets at the Bluebird Sports and Social Club, 4 Ham Lane, Longham, BH22 9DP (opposite...
Bluebirds Social Club, 4 Ham Lane, Longham (opposite Haskins Garden Centre) BH22 9DP
Today

Buried In Time - Pop up Exhibition

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Buried in Time celebrates the 20th anniversary of the World Heritage Coast designation and features the coastal geology of the West Bay area.
West Bay Discovery Centre,Chapel on the Beach, WEST BAY DT6 4EN
Tue 5 Jul, Sun 10 Jul, Tue 12 Jul, and more dates until Sun 7 Aug

Knitson Old Farmhouse - Open Garden for NGS

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Mature cottage garden nestled at base of chalk downland. Herbaceous borders, rockeries, climbers and shrubs, evolved and designed over 60yrs for year-round colour and interest.
Knitson Old Farmhouse, Wareham BH20 5JB
Wed 6 Jul

Bembury Farm - Open Garden for NGS

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Created and developed since 1996 this peaceful garden has lawns and large herbaceous borders informally planted with interesting perennials around unusual trees, shrubs and roses.
Bembury Farm, Sherborne DT9 6QF
Wed 6 Jul

Festival of Science

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Primarily for Year 10s and 11s looking at their study options for the future, Bournemouth & Poole College are pleased to invite you to celebrate the Festival of Science!
North Road, Poole BH14 0LS
Thu 7 Jul and Fri 8 Jul

The Old Rectory, Pulham - Open Garden for NGS

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4 acres formal and informal gardens surround C18 rectory, splendid views. Yew pyramid alles and hedges, circular herbaceous borders with late summer colour.
The Old Rectory, Pulham, Dorchester DT2 7EA
Thu 7 Jul

Lulworth Castle House - Open Garden for NGS

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Large coastal garden next to Lulworth Castle with views to the sea. Pleasure grounds surround a walled garden filled with roses and perennials, behind which sits a working kitchen garden with fruit...
Lulworth Castle House, Wareham BH20 5QS
Thu 7 Jul

Quinfest 2022

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Listing Title Quinfest 2022 - Family Friendly Charity Festival Description Quinfest is a family-friendly charity festival and is dedicated to our beautiful Amy Quin who passed away of a brian
Milborne St Andrew Sports Pavilion DT11 0JA
Fri 8 Jul and Sat 9 Jul

Freddie Mercury Tribute Night

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Freddie Mercury Tribute Night in The Cumberland Hotel Bournemouth followed by Party Disco! Dean Richardson as Freddie Mercury faithfully recreates the image, voice and flamboyance of the great man...
The Cumberland Hotel East Overcliff Drive Bourenmouth Dorset BH1 3AF
Fri 8 Jul

Cranborne Manor Garden - Open Garden for NGS

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Beautiful and historic garden laid out in C17 by John Tradescant and enlarged in C20, featuring several gardens surrounded by walls and yew hedges: blue and white garden, cottage style and mount
Cranborne Manor Garden, Cranborne BH21 5PP
Sat 9 Jul

Fore Adventure: Kayak, Fish, Forage

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We’ll be fishing off the kayaks using handlines for delicious fresh fish such as black bream, seabass and mackerel.
Middle Beach, Studland BH19 3AP
Sat 9 Jul, Wed 17 Aug, Sat 27 Aug

Charity Baby & Children's Nearly New Sale

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Charity Nearly New sale of clothes (maternity to 12 years), books, toys, linen and equipment. PLEASE SHARE!!
Broadstone Methodist Church, Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone` BH18 8DP
Sat 9 Jul

The Coastal Comedy Alfresco Show

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THIS SHOW IS OUTSIDE IN THE BEAUTIFUL AMPHITHEATRE AT THE LIGHTHOUSE AND WILL GO AHEAD UNLESS THERE IS SEVERE WEATHER SO PLEASE DRESS ACCORDINGLY. PLEASE BRING A CHAIR OR RUG TO SIT ON.
Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts Kingland Road BH15 1UG
Sat 9 Jul

Swallows Rest - Open Garden for NGS

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This unusual seaside garden emerged from the year 2000, a gradual process with beds being excavated from a field on this former dairy farm and formed with a small digger.
Swallows Rest, Weymouth DT4 9NR
Sat 9 Jul and Sun 10 Jul

Concert to Celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee!

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The Grange Choral Society directed by Simon Earl, sing a selection of music to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Saturday 9th July 7.30pm at Christchurch Priory.
Christchurch Priory, Dorset. BH23 1BU
Sat 9 Jul

Singing Bowl Soundbath

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Lie down, relax, and allow the Pure Sounds of a crystal and Tibetan bowl soundbath plus sacred vocal overtoning take you into the deeper brainwave states of ‘the relaxation response’, while charging
Bridport Unitarians, 49 East St.,Bridport DT6 3JX
Sun 10 Jul

Pictures for the Beehive

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This is an exhibition of portraits, mostly drawings. Every portrait is of someone who attends The Beehive Centre, a therapy and activity centre in Dorset run by the charity Diverse Abilities.
St Peter’s Church Bournemouth St. Peter’s Church, Hinton Rd, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2EE
Sun 10 Jul to Wed 13 Jul

23 East Wyld Road - Open Garden for NGS

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A real plantspersons suburban garden full of an array of floral colour. A meandering pathway draws you through a long garden filled with water features, sitting places and many unusual plants.
23 East Wyld Road, Weymouth DT4 0RP
Sun 10 Jul, Sat 16 Jul

Dorchester Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

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18 South Walks Road: Tiny Victorian front garden with mature olive trees: back garden, a corridor of stunning Japanese acers and other exotic trees leading into the park.
Dorchester Gardens, Dorchester DT1 1ED
Sun 10 Jul

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