What's On In and Around Dorset

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In Our Hands

Inspired by folk-art, the optimistic watercolour and pastel paintings in Caroline Ireland’s up-coming exhibition abound in colour and pattern and feature the shapes of the artist’s own hands as
The Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA Details >
Today to Sun 23 Oct

Hand Embroidery Exhibition

Art Unlimited in Bridport are hosting a hand embroidery exhibition by Deborah Tiltman. She takes her insperation taken from nature and our local coastline and countryside and being so lucky to live...
15 South Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3NR Details >
Today to Thu 6 Oct

Silence Between Waves by Richard Chappell Dance

Richard Chappell Dance’s seminal work Silence Between Waves returns and we’re excited to be hosting it here on location in Bournemouth during Arts By The Sea festival!
Location to be comfirmed BH1 2BU Details >
Thu 29 Sep

Reel Masters 2022

Reel Masters 2022 Coming to Weymouth is Europe's largest saltwater angling predator competition and show, September 30 to October 2 2022.
Weymouth Pavilion The Esplanade Weymouth DT4 8ED Details >
Fri 30 Sep to Sun 2 Oct

The Coastal Comedy Show with Jake Lambert

Our headline act is the incredibly talented Jake Lambert as seen on Comedy Central’s Live From The Comedy Store, The Apprentice You’re Fired and many more!
Canvas 45 Poole Hill Bournemouth BH2 5PW Details >
Fri 30 Sep

Past and Present

Contemporary Solo Art Exhibition of Sophie Capron Behind the physicality of Sophie Capron’s highly textured paintings, richly made up of layers and painterly marks, there lies a fascination with the
Artwave West, Morcombelake, Dorset DT6 6DY Details >
Fri 30 Sep

Infinite Ways Home by Richard Chappell Dance

Critically acclaimed choreographer Richard Chappell presents his most ambitious work to date, ‘Infinite Ways Home’ – a multisensory production that explores ritual, rave and human
Pavilion Dance South West, Westover Road, Bournemouth BH1 2BU Details >
Sat 1 Oct

Fun Palaces

As part of a UK-wide Fun Palaces programme we will be running FREE, family-friendly drop-in dance classes during this Arts By The Sea festival weekend.
Pavilion Dance South West, Westover Road, Bournemouth BH1 2BU Details >
Sat 1 Oct and Sun 2 Oct

Ballroom & Latin American Social Dance

Ballroom & Latin American Social Dance Cosmopolitan Dance presents a friendly social evening of Ballroom & Latin American dancing with some popular sequence. Good size dance floor. Please bring your own refreshments
St Mark’s Hall, Hinton Wood Avenue, Highcliffe BH23 5AA Details >
Sat 1 Oct, Sat 8 Oct

Play on our prototype Vibrotactile Floor

Feel the vibes! Come and play on our prototype Vibrotactile floor – created in our studios at Pavilion Dance with The Motion Dance Collective.
Pavilion Dance South West, Westover Road, Bournemouth BH1 2BU Details >
Sat 1 Oct and Sun 2 Oct

Saba Douglas-Hamilton - In the Footsteps of Elephants

Elephant conservationist and filmmaker, Saba Douglas-Hamilton, was born and raised amongst elephants and nomads in the savannahs of East Africa.
Christchurch regent BH23 1AS Details >
Tue 4 Oct

Foundation Pathway Programme progressing students to De Montfort Unive

To find out more information about the 2022-23 intake, Foundation pathway course leading to De Montfort University, the application process, Visa, scholarships and placements.
4 Westover Road, Bournemouth Dorset, England , United Kingdom BH1 2BY Details >
Tue 4 Oct

Knitson Old Farmhouse - Open Garden for NGS

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 Details >
Wed 5 Oct

Children, Autism & Dance Forum

As part of a UK-wide Children and Dance programme we are delighted to bring you our Children, Autism & Dance Forum on 6 & 7 October 2022.
Pavilion Dance South West, Westover Road, Bournemouth BH1 2BU Details >
Thu 6 Oct and Fri 7 Oct

Elvis Tribute Night

Friday 7th October 2022 Elvis Tribute Night - Followed by party disco www.elvisshow.co.uk Garry Foley loves nothing more than just entertaining people and Elvis fans, singing the music that...
The Cumberland Hotel East Overcliff Drive Bourenmouth Dorset BH1 3AF Details >
Fri 7 Oct

Weymouth Octoberfest 2022

Weymouth’s ever popular Octoberfest is set to make its annual return on Friday October 7th and Saturday the 8th in the Ocean Room, Weymouth Pavilion with its fine seaside views.
Weymouth Pavilion DT4 8ED Details >
Fri 7 Oct and Sat 8 Oct

Fungi Foray on Brownsea Island

Can you spot a Fly Agaric or a maybe a Destroying Angel, beautiful but deadly? Join our expert from the Dorset Fungus Group on this delightful romp across Brownsea in search of some fascinating...
Brownsea Island Poole Harbour Poole BH13 7EE Details >
Sat 8 Oct, Sat 22 Oct

Run Bournemouth 2022

Stunning coastal views, crisp, clean air, and the best of Bournemouth and Poole – what’s not to love! This event has something for everyone – elite athlete or brand new to running, young or old.
Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth Promenade, Dorset BH6 4EN BH6 4EL Details >
Sat 8 Oct and Sun 9 Oct

Fore / Adventure - Kayak, Fish, Forage & Feast

Fore / Adventure - Kayak, Fish, Forage & Feast We happen to have some pretty nifty kayak fishing instructors on the team so you're in the best hands to try and catch your lunch or dinner.
Middle Beach, Studland BH19 3AP Details >
Sat 8 Oct

Wrestling Live in Salisbury

The High flying, hard hitting superstars of the wrestling world head to town for a one night only extravaganza.
Five Rivers Leisure Centre. SP1 3NR Details >
Sat 8 Oct

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