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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 Thu 31 Dec

Lyme Regis harbour in watercolour materials TV artist Marilyn Allis

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Lyme Regis harbour in watercolour materials TV artist Marilyn Allis All you need to paint Lyme Regis harbour a size 10 Marilyn Allis Brush, 1/4 imperial sheet of ROUGH paper. Artist quality paints & tuition link. Talk through in real time.
Virtual Class
Today to Wed 20 Jan 2021
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Come Dine With Us

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Come Dine With Us, the black-tie fundraiser in your own home, takes place on Saturday 28 November at 7pm in aid of Dorset’s disability charity, Diverse Abilities.
Virtual Event
Sat 28 Nov

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 28 Nov, Sat 12 Dec

Christmas Afternoon Tea

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Treat yourself to a Christmas Afternoon in Shire Hall café, in the lead up to Christmas. Includes a glass of fizz, finger sandwiches, scones, an assortment of Christmas-inspired cakes and...
Shire Hall Museum High West Street Dorchester DT1 1UY
Mon 30 Nov, Sat 5 Dec, Mon 7 Dec, and more dates until Thu 31 Dec

Busy bee acrylic Zoom workshop with Materials TV artist Marilyn Allis

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Each class is a stand-alone session and includes demonstrations in various techniques. You will have the reference photograph before hand, with  list of materials.
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Thu 3 Dec

Unwrapped

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A showcase filled with a wide variety of original 2D and 3D arts and crafts that make ideal gifts for the holiday season.
The Space, Symondsbury Estate, Bridport DT6 6HG
Thu 3 Dec to Mon 18 Jan 2021

Telling Tales!

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Come and see ’About a Bee’, Or fish for Ivor in the sea! Then sing along in seaside rhyme, And learn how seagulls spend their time!
The Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA
Thu 3 Dec to Sat 2 Jan 2021

Bringing Art to Life

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An open exhibition of 2D and 3D artwork made by artists from the Southwest that focuses on and celebrates colour and form.
The Gallery and The Space, Symondsbury Estate, Bridport DT6 6HG
Thu 3 Dec to Mon 18 Jan 2021

Succulent Wreath Workshop – with Tracy Standish

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Create a stunning succulent wreath in time for Christmas! Tracy will guide you through weaving a simple wreath from willow before you turn it into a beautifully unique festive decoration using moss,...
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND
Fri 4 Dec

Art Cafe coffee n’ Chat, Tips Help Advice with David

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Art Cafe coffee n’ Chat, Tips Help Advice with David Art Cafe coffee n’ Chat, Tips Help Advice - join in or watch David working on latest Artwork(s).
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Thu 10 Dec
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Rooster Zoom acrylic materials included with TV artist Marilyn Allis

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Each class is a stand-alone session and includes demonstrations in various techniques. You will have the reference photograph before hand, with  list of materials.
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Thu 10 Dec

Funny Bizznez Comedy Bournemouth, Xmas Show! (Social Distance)

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Funny Bizznez Comedy Bournemouth, Xmas Show! (Social Distance) Live On Stage For Our Socially Distanced Xmas Special, Table Only Show SIMON BRODKIN - A.KA. Lee Nelson (BBC, ITV, Channel 4) 40 Mins Set VICTOR DANIELS - The Comedy Store, Hackney Empire...
Exeter Road BH2 5AQ
Fri 11 Dec
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IGNITE Trail Kingston Lacy

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IGNITE Trail Kingston Lacy Deep in the heart of the Dorset countryside, the gardens of the National Trust Kingston Lacy form the perfect setting for this new, after-dark experience. As twilight falls the magic begins.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minster BH21 4EA
Fri 11 Dec to Sun 13 Dec, Fri 18 Dec to Thu 24 Dec, Sat 26 Dec to Wed 30 Dec

Shire Hall Christmas Market

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We will be hosting out first ever Christmas market on December 12th-13th following all current government Covid guidelines How we are keeping you safe at the Christmas market! 1.
Shire Hall Museum High West Street Dorchester DT1 1UY
Sat 12 Dec and Sun 13 Dec

The Coastal Comedy Christmas Show with TV headliner Stephen Bailey!

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Enjoy a top night of stand-up comedy with 3 hilarious acts and host. Sponsored by Turners Property this show is Socially Distanced in the Theatre with limited availability and seating in pairs.
Lighthouse 21 Kingland Rd BH15 1UG
Sat 12 Dec

Bridport Vegan Market

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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 12 Dec

A Christmas Carol

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Folksy Theatre presents a musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol! Mean-spirited Scrooge hates Christmas and never has a kind word for anyone.
Marine Theatre Church St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA
Tue 15 Dec to Thu 17 Dec

The New Hardy Players: Christmas in the Courtroom

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More information coming soon! Join the New Hardy Players for a feast of traditional seasonal entertainment in the evocative surroundings of Dorchester’s iconic Shire Hall.
Shire Hall Museum High West Street Dorchester DT1 1UY
Thu 17 Dec and Fri 18 Dec

Breakfast with Father Christmas!

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Breakfast Club Bacon and Eggs on toast two rashers of bacon and two fried eggs on toast Smashed Avocado Bagel with Bacon homemade guacamole topped with bacon and poached egg Eggs Benedict English
Shire Hall Museum High West Street Dorchester DT1 1UY
Tue 22 Dec and Wed 23 Dec

10 week course in acrylics, materials provided TV artist Marilyn Allis

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10 week course in acrylics, materials provided TV artist Marilyn Allis A 10 week course starting on the 5th January 2021 for 10 weeks, MATERIALS Provided 2pm - 4pm  via ZOOM Gradually building up your skills, learning techniques in a fun way and producing 10
Virtual Class
Tue 5 Jan 2021, Tue 12 Jan 2021, and more dates until Tue 2 Mar 2021
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10 week course watercolour, materials provided TV artist Marilyn Allis

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10 week course watercolour, materials provided TV artist Marilyn Allis 10 week course in watercolour, materials provided Starting 5th January 2021 Gradually building up your skills, learning techniques in a fun way and producing 10 paintings at the end of the course
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Tue 5 Jan 2021, Tue 12 Jan 2021, and more dates until Tue 2 Mar 2021
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The Coastal Comedy Show with TV Headliner Troy Hawke!

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As seen on BBC3’s Live at the Electric and many more. Legendary star of YouTube, and the Edinburgh Festival Enjoy a top night of stand-up comedy with 3 hilarious acts and host.
Lighthouse 21 Kingland Rd BH15 1UG
Sat 16 Jan 21

Teas and Talks - Transported for the rest of your natural life

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Transported for the rest of your natural life Mike Randell Headteacher of an ’outstanding’ school for 30+ years Learn about the sufferings of “unfortunate and melancholy souls”
Shire Hall Museum High West Street Dorchester DT1 1UY
Sat 30 Jan 21

Cheeky Chipmunk acrylic workshop materials inc TV artist marilyn Allis

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Cheeky Chipmunk acrylic workshop materials inc TV artist marilyn Allis All you need to paint this fun chipmunk, All you need to paint this beautiful hare, 2 x Brushes, 5 x 5 luxury Loxley deep boxed canvas, Artist quality paints tuition link.
Virtual Class
Wed 24 Mar 21 to Sat 22 May 2021
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Villains, Victims and Tragedies: Stories from the Dorset Assizes

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Villains, Victims and Tragedies: Stories from the Dorset Assizes Brian Bates Historian and Author As the Assize town for the county Dorchester Gaol held those accused of all kinds of crime,
Shire Hall Museum High West Street Dorchester DT1 1UY
Sat 27 Mar 21

Teas and Talks - For the Benefit of Example

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Steve Poole Professor of History and Heritage University of the West of England Hanging people at the scene of their crime in South West England, 1730-1830 In the Georgian period, men and women
Shire Hall Museum High West Street Dorchester DT1 1UY
Sat 24 Apr 21

Busy Bee 2 materials provided TV artist Marilyn Allis

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Busy Bee 2 materials provided TV artist Marilyn Allis All you need to paint this busy bee, 2 x Brushes, 5 x 5 luxury Loxley deep boxed canvas, Artist quality paints tuition link. Talk through in real time.
Virtual Class
Sun 16 May 21 to Wed 14 Jul 2021
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Bournemouth Reggae Weekender

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Celebrating Bournemouth’s rich cultural diversity.???? This is the 1st Reggae in the Park event in Bournemouth where all come together to pay tribute to Reggae music adding to the thread that weaves...
Kings Park, Kings Park Drive BH1 4NN
Sat 3 Jul 21 and Sun 4 Jul 2021

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