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Heritage Open Day: History of St Andrew’s Church, Winterborne Tomson

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Welcome to England’s largest festival of history and culture! Every September thousands of volunteers across England organise events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture.
Virtual Event
Today to Sun 20 Sep

Curious About Lyme Regis

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Have fun discovering Lyme Regis with two self-guided, quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy in booklet or instant download format. Are you curious about Lyme Regis?
Lyme Regis Town Centre Starts: Start of the coastal walk, East Beach Lyme Regis DT7 3DR
Today to Fri 13 Nov

Art at Charmouth Library

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Three Charmouth Artists - Geoff Townson, Karen Loader and Joanne Brown Paintings and Canvas prints - all for sale. Library has refreshments every day and Post Office Thursdays (am & pm)
Charmouth Library, The Street, Charmouth DT6 6PE
Today to Mon 2 Nov

Chroma

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As the Lyme Regis Museum reopens on 8 September for socially-distanced and booked in advance visits, Lyme Bay Arts will re-start its outreach series of solo art exhibitions in the Museum’s Rotunda
The Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA
Today to Sat 17 Oct

Contemporary Crafts

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The Gallery has re-scheduled its postponed Contemporary Crafts exhibition to run from 3-21 September. It will offer visitors a unique collection of hand-crafted textiles, ceramics, jewellery, wood,...
The Gallery and The Space, Symondsbury Estate, Bridport DT6 6HG
Today to Mon 21 Sep

‘Down the track ’ Exhibition at West Bay Discovery Centre

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We are marking the 90th anniversary of the end of the passenger service to West Bay by looking back to the heydays when the railway ran between Bridport and West Bay.
West Bay Discovery Centre, Chapel on the Beach West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EN
Sun 20 Sep, Tue 22 Sep to Thu 24 Sep

Bournemouth & Poole College - September Virtual Open Event

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It’s not too late to apply! Get Inspired by our experienced tutors, explore our courses and get the answers you need to study at our College.
Virtual Event
Wed 23 Sep

Awakening

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Dorset-based artists Zee Jones and Pamela Allsop will be joined by Lucy de Albuquerque from North Hampshire in a showcase of their recent artwork, entitled Awakening.
The Gallery, Symondsbury Estate, Bridport DT6 6HG
Thu 24 Sep to Mon 12 Oct

Foundation Friday; NGS Open Day

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The National Garden Scheme is the most significant charitable funder of nursing charities in the country having donated over £50m to date! Your visit today will help its work.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND
Fri 25 Sep

Bugs and Buds

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Organised by the garden’s charity – the Knoll Gardens Foundation, our Saturday morning monthly toddler club aims to inspire a love of nature from a young age, encouraging interaction with the
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND
Sat 26 Sep

The Coastal Comedy Show with TV Headliner Angela Barnes!

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This show is part of Lighthouse: OUTSIDE at the amphitheatre area to the side of Lighthouse which is an ideal performance space and means a socially distanced audience can relax and enjoy the shows
Lighthouse 21 Kingland Rd BH15 1UG
Sat 26 Sep

‘Down the track ’ Exhibition at West Bay Discovery Centre - Postponed

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‘Down the track ’  Exhibition at West Bay Discovery Centre We are marking the 90th anniversary of the end of the passenger service to West Bay by looking back to the heydays when the railway ran between Bridport and West Bay.
West Bay Discovery Centre, Chapel on the Beach West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EN
Sun 27 Sep

Evening of Mediumship with Nikki Kitt - Sherborne

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Evening of Mediumship with Nikki Kitt As a Medium Nikki Kitt aims to provide evidence of life after life by getting links from loved ones in spirit for people in the audience with amazing accuracy
Sherborne West End Hall Littlefield Sherborne DT9 6AU
Tue 29 Sep

Grass Masterclass with Neil Lucas

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Spend the afternoon with the UK’s leading authority on ornamental grasses as Knoll Gardens’ owner, Neil Lucas shares his wealth of knowledge and draws from personal experience and Knoll’s stunning
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND
Thu 1 Oct

Bridport Ceilidhs, Sat 3rd October

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We love having ECDB, the English Contra Dance Band, with Chippenham Folk Festival’s Mike Courthold, for a mainly Contra and American dance night.
Church House (St Mary’s) Hall, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NW
Sat 3 Oct

Professional Grass Masterclass – with Neil Lucas

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Exclusive ornamental grass course for Garden Designers and other Trade Professionals. Nationally recognised for our ‘specialist subject’, join this special masterclass as Knoll’s owner, Neil...
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND
Thu 8 Oct

The Story of Guitar Heroes

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“If you like music and guitars you will LOVE this show!” Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Hank Marvin, Brian May and Slash are just some of the outstanding guitar heroes you will have chance to...
Tivoli Theatre, West Borough, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 1LT
Fri 9 Oct

Bridport Vegan Market

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Bridport Vegan Market A lovely, friendly, local market respresenting great vegan traders, hot and cold food, drinks, kids clothing, beauty products, eco goods and charity stalls.
Bridport Town Hall (upstairs behind Bridport TIC) East/ South Street Bridport DT6 3LF
Sat 10 Oct

Saturday Special; Willow Workshop - Round Willow Baskets for Beginners

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Spend a day in the garden learning traditional basketry techniques and weaving a useful and beautiful, round basket from willow.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND
Sat 10 Oct

The Coastal Comedy Show with TV headliner Andy Askins!

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As seen on: The John Bishop Show (BBC1) The Comedy Store (Comedy Central) Enjoy a top night of stand-up comedy with 3 hilarious acts and host.
Lighthouse 21 Kingland Rd BH15 1UG
Sat 10 Oct

Christchurch Craftroom Clearout sale

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Various artists and crafters selling their surplus or unwanted art and craft supplies in the Druitt hall on the 2nd Sunday of each month 10.30am-12.30pm.
Druitt Hall Christchurch High Street BH23 1AJ
Sun 11 Oct, Sun 8 Nov

’The Art and Skills of a Wildlife Photographer’ by Mike Read

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Wimborne Horticultural Society Talk and Harvest Supper (please bring food for a shared supper)
Main Hall, Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne BH21 1AS
Mon 12 Oct

Changing Seasons in the Gardens- walk with Neil Lucas

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The last of four seasonal walks, Changing Seasons in the Garden offers a unique opportunity to spend time with Neil Lucas in the garden.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND
Thu 15 Oct

Designing in the Naturalistic Style - with Neil Lucas

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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,
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND
Thu 15 Oct

South West Sculptors

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The Gallery at Symondsbury will be hosting its first visiting exhibition of works made by a number of sculptors living in the South West.
The Gallery, Symondsbury Estate, Bridport DT6 6HG
Thu 15 Oct to Mon 2 Nov

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