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Family Geology: Stratification of Sarah

The Rotunda Gallery in the Lyme Regis Museum will be hosting one artist’s fascinating exploration of her ancestry in Family Geology: Stratification of Sarah.
The Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA
Today to Sun 12 Sep

The Museum of Mystery and Imagination

An exhibition by 10 acclaimed and award winning West Country artists who all work from their imaginations to produce magical, mysterious and definitely unusual artwork: John Hurford, David Lawrence,
The Allsop Gallery, Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NR
Today to Sat 7 Aug, Tue 10 Aug to Sat 14 Aug, Tue 17 Aug to Fri 20 Aug

The MOST amazing Maize Maze in Dorset @ THE TOY BARN in Sherborne

Come for an adventurous day out exploring our giant maize maze. With a new design for 2021 inspired by Fairy Tales, you’ll need to choose your path wisely or face re-tracing your steps… There will be...
Blackmarsh Farm, Sherborne DT9 4JX
Today to Fri 3 Sep

The Old Rectory, Pulham - Open Garden for NGS

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

’Turning the Tide’ Exhibition at West Bay Discovery Centre

Discover the history of plastic and the problem with single-use plastics. Learn how you can help in the fight to reduce microplastics in our oceans.
Chapel on the Beach WEST BAY DT6 4EN
Today to Sun 8 Aug, Tue 10 Aug to Sun 15 Aug, Tue 17 Aug to Sun 22 Aug, Tue 24 Aug to Fri 3 Sep

Dorchester Country Market

Dorchester Country Market a co-operative of local producers and crafters who get together every Friday to sell our wares. A wonderful selection of home made cakes and sweet and savoury pastries.
The United Church, South Street, Dorchester, Dorset . DT1 1BY
Fri 6 Aug, Fri 13 Aug, and more dates until Fri 24 Sep

The Dorset Arts & Crafts Showcase 2021

Join us in our celebration of art and craft in Dorset. The Purbeck Hall features a wide selection of art and craft by Members of the Dorset Arts & Crafts Association.
Purbeck School, Worgret Road, Wareham BH20 4PF
Fri 6 Aug to Tue 10 Aug

Margaret Hasted art exhibition

Solo art exhibition of well known local artist who exhibits nationally. Supporting LEAF CHARITY .Leukeamia fundraising for local hospitals, patients and families
Church house Wimborne BH21 3SZ
Sat 7 Aug

Margaret Hasted Solo Art Exhibition

Art exhibition featuring local artistMargaret Hasted,s latest work..painting and cards for sale. Raffle for LEAF charity.
Downstairs lounge Church House Wimborne Minster BH21 1AT
Sat 7 Aug

Preston Village Market

On sale at our bi-monthly market : Mouth watering Cakes and Savouries as well as Preserves and Free Range Eggs from Wyke Oliver Farm.
St. Andrew’s Church Rooms, Church Road, Preston, Weymouth DT3 6BU
Sat 7 Aug

10 Brookdale Close - Open Garden for NGS

A little piece of paradise with the ’WOW’ factor, our 70ft x 50ft garden is centred around a wildlife pond and tumbling waterfall.
10 Brookdale Close, Broadstone BH18 9AA
Sat 7 Aug, Sun 8 Aug, Sat 21 Aug, Sun 22 Aug

Annalal’s Gallery - Open Garden for NGS

Enchanting 150 yr-old cottage, home of two Royal Academy artists. 32ft x 12½ft garden on 3 patio levels. Pencil gate leads to colourful scented Victorian walled garden.
Annalal’s Gallery, Christchurch BH23 1DN
Sun 8 Aug, Sun 12 Sep

Western Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

’This secluded and magical 1-acre garden captures the spirit of warmer climes and begs for repeated visits’ (Gardening Which').
Western Gardens, Poole BH13 7AN
Sun 8 Aug

6 Hillcrest Road - Open Garden for NGS

A suburban garden with the sea at the end, allows the cultivation of some exotic plants inc Strelizia, banana and Cobaea scandens. Fish Pond, mature fruit trees, veg patch and soft fruit.
6 Hillcrest Road, Weymouth DT4 9JP
Sun 8 Aug

Imagination Unlocked 2

Imagination Unlocked is an exhibition of paintings by David Brooke and Caroline Ireland, who are both artists who work from their imagination but in very different mediums and styles.
Eype Church of the Arts, Mount Lane, Eype, near Bridport DT6 6AY
Tue 10 Aug to Sun 15 Aug

Lifeboats RNLI BBQ at Seatown

Lifeboats RNLI BBQ at Seatown from 4pm. Support the RNLI with the annual BBQ at Seatown beach. Watch the lifeboat at sea, get something from the BBQ and enjoy the many stalls with skittles, Aunt...
Seatown DT6 6JS
Wed 11 Aug

Murder Mystery Walk by the Castle

Medieval Murder Mystery Walk by the Castle Travel back in time and join our period costumed characters on a twilight walk in the shadow of the spectacular ruins of Corfe Castle.
North Castle Field, Corfe Castle BH20 5DR
Wed 11 Aug, Tue 17 Aug

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 55yrs for yr-round colour and interest.
Knitson Old Farmhouse, Wareham BH20 5JB
Wed 11 Aug

Broomhill - Open Garden for NGS

Once a farmyard now a delightful, tranquil garden set in 2 acres. Island beds and borders planted with shrubs, roses, masses of unusual perennials and choice annuals to give vibrancy and colour into...
Broomhill, Dorchester DT2 0PU
Thu 12 Aug

Children’s Art Workshop

Local artist Darrell Wakelam will be working with West Bay Discovery Centre to create a 3D wall hanging using recycled materials to highlight the issue of plastic pollution in our oceans.
Salt House, West Bay DT6 4HD
Thu 12 Aug and Fri 13 Aug

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