Events Around Dorset

Today to Thu 18 Apr    

More details - Kingston Lacy - Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides
Every Thursday, in partnership with Moors Valley Country Park, come and join our fun, friendly and active free cycle rides from 9.30am (please arrive by 9.15am for a prompt start). These free, volunteer-led rides are a great chance to explore the local area and make new friends.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Today, Thu 28 Mar

Broadstone Art Society Exhibition More details - Broadstone Art Society Exhibition
Paintings and drawings in a variety of media and subjects by the society’s members. Miniature paintings on easels for sale at very reasonable prices. Greeting cards for sale from members original work. There will be an opportunity to win a painting by one of our leading artists.
The Gallery Upstairs, Upton Country Park, Poole
Today to Tue 26 Mar
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More details - Cafe Scientifique Highcliffe
Thursday 21st March 2019 Forensic Science. A talk by Dr John Twibell John has been a forensic scientist for about 45 years, working mainly for the UK Government Forensic Science Service, developing specialisms in fire, explosion and electrical investigations, and video evidence.
The Castle Kitchen, Highcliffe Castle

More details - Train to Teach Bournemouth
People in Bournemouth are being encouraged to help shape the lives of the next generation by choosing a career in teaching, ahead of a recruitment event at Hilton Bournemouth on Thursday 21 March.
Hilton Bournemouth, Terrace Road, Bournemouth

More details - Dining in the Dark
Unique Dining in the Dark Experience On Thursday 21st March Dorset Blind Association are teaming up with the catering students at Bournemouth and Poole College to offer a unique ‘dining in the dark’ experience. Guest will be testing their senses as they indulge in a surprise 6 course meal – completely in the dark!
The Escoffier Restaurant, Bournemouth and Poole College, Meyrick Road, Bournemouth

More details - Hardys Cottage - Woodland Poetry Walk
Explore the landscape of Thomas Hardy’s imagination in this guided walk through Thorncombe Woods. The walk includes poetry and novel extracts along the way linked to Hardys landscape. This walk is led by one of our knowledgeable volunteers and lasts approximately 45 minutes. Meet at the Visitor Centre.
Hardys Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester

More details - Kingston Lacy - Kingston Lacy house tickets
Planning to explore the house on your visit' Please pre-book your free timed entry ticket here. Theres plenty to see in this lavish home built to resemble an Italian Palace, from beautifully detailed carvings to intimate family souvenirs. Timed house entry tickets are free.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Today to Sun 31 Mar

More details - Oceanarium - HALF PRICE for LOCAL RESIDENTS!
From 1st March –31st March 2019, anyone living in the BH, DT, SO or SP postcode area can visit the Oceanarium for half price and discover hundred’s of amazing creatures from cheeky otters to playful penguins! Following our exciting refurbishment, our sharks and loggerhead turtle are back!
Oceanarium, Pier Approach, West Beach
Today to Sun 31 Mar

More details - Art at Charmouth Library March - April 2019
Three Charmouth Artists - Geoff Townson, Karen Loader and Joanne Brown Paintings and prints - all for sale
The Street, Charmouth
Today to Tue 30 Apr

More details - Dazzle & The Art of Defence
Curated by David Lund, Co-Curated by Elisa Di-Rosa Following AUB’s collaborative contribution to Dazzle: Disguise and Disruption in War and Art, curated by James Taylor and held at the St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery in Lymington, this major new exhibition contextualises the artist Norman Wilkinson’s First World
TheGallery, Art University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole
Today to Mon 15 Apr

More details - Shoreline ramble on Brownsea Island
Join one of Brownsea’s marine experts on a guided ramble of the shoreline and find out more about the intriguing flora and fauna that makes the coastline its home. Please allow enough time to join the walk that will start from the Outdoor Centre. It takes approx.
National Trust, Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Poole
Fri 22 Mar, Fri 26 Apr

More details - Hardys Cottage - Hard times and hungry months: The frugal cook
With little food available in winter, families relied on preserves from the summer harvest and whatever would grow in the garden. Sample Victorian recipes made from the most basic ingredients. You may find it surprisingly tasty! Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Hardys Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester
Fri 22 Mar, Sat 23 Mar, Tue 26 Mar, Sat 30 Mar

More details - Hardys Cottage - Hard times and hungry months: folksongs and stories
Tim Laycock weaves together the writings of Hardy and Barnes on the realities of country life in the winter months. The Hard Times of Old England. The folksongs and stories of rural communities living on the edge are powerful, poignant and occasionally very funny.
Hardys Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester
Fri 22 Mar 19

More details - Brownsea Island - Seashore ramble
Come and explore Brownsea’s coastlines on this free guided wildlife walk. Join one of our experienced rangers as they talk you through the curious creatures that make the shoreline their home. Booking Essential. Phone: 01202707744. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Brownsea Island
Fri 22 Mar 19

More details - Cicely by Wareham Whalers
Wareham Whalers Shanty Crew will celebrate the life of Cicely Fox Smith (1882-1954) by singing shanties that she collected at the start of the 20th Century and by reading some excerpts from her writings and poems.
Durlston Castle Durlston Country Park Lighthouse Road Swanage
Fri 22 Mar 19

More details - Evening of Mediumship with Nikki Kitt - Sturminster
Evening of Mediumship with Nikki Kitt Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is currently touring the UK with her successful Psychic / Mediumship Evenings.
The Exchange Old Market Hill, Sturminster Newton
Fri 22 Mar 19

More details - Friday Market and Table Top Sale
Weekly craft fair and table top sale in the Druitt Hall, Christchurch High Street, (behind Christchurch Library) every Friday 10.30am-2.30pm. Variety of stalls selling handmade items and bric-a-brac such as jewellery, knitted goods, new and nearly new clothes, cards, books, DVDs, china, glass and toys.
Druitt Hall (behind Christchurch Library), High Street, Christchurch
Fri 22 Mar, Fri 29 Mar, Fri 5 Apr

More details - Dorchester Country Market
A Community Market selling home made baked goods, bread, cakes and savoury bakes. Local honey and home made preserves and pickles, local free range eggs. Beautiful flowers, plants and in season, home grown vegetables. Plus a huge range of high quality hand made craft items perfect for that original gift.
Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester.
Fri 22 Mar, Fri 29 Mar, Fri 5 Apr, Fri 12 Apr, Fri 19 Apr, Fri 26 Apr

More details - Craft Market in the Shambles
Every 2nd & 4th Friday we hold a craft Market in the Shambles (Front of the Corn Exchange)
The Corn Exchange, Market place, Blandford Forum
Fri 22 Mar

More details - The Floyd Effect - The Pink Floyd Tribute Show
The Wall Around The Moon tour 2019 Forty years after its release, The Wall (1979) remains a classic of the genre, and the band will be spotlighting this together with a complete, unbroken performance of the iconic Dark Side Of The Moon (1973) – two albums that between them have sold 75 million copies
Tivoli Theatre
Sat 23 Mar 19

More details - Workshop: Willow workshop - plant climbers with Tracy Standish
Join Tracy in the garden to learn about simple willow weaving techniques as you create a tall plant support for your garden. Using brown, ‘Dicky Meadows’ willow, sourced from Somerset, you’ll build a 4 – 5ft garden plant climber perfect for displaying beans or sweet peas in pots or borders!
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Sat 23 Mar 19

More details - Learn to Play Day
National Learn to Play Day offers the general public the chance to have a FREE ‘taster’ lesson on a musical instrument. It aims to inspire everyone, young and old, and of different levels of experience to appreciate the benefits of learning to play a musical instrument.
Play It Again UK
Sat 23 Mar 19 and Sun 24 Mar

More details - Corfe Castle - Medieval craft
Explore the Outer Bailey and try your hand at medieval craftsmanship. Explore the Outer Bailey and try your hand at medieval craftsmanship. Perhaps help daub the wattle walls on the stonemasons lodge or make and decorate a clay tile to take home with you. Booking Not Needed.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Sat 23 Mar 19 and Sun 24 Mar

More details - Spring Concert with the Dorset Police Male Voice Choir
Spring Concert with the Dorset Male Voice Choir and Southern Union Chorus (Dorset’s only Male Barbershop Chorus)
The Priory Church of Lady St Mary, Church Green, Wareham
Sat 23 Mar 19

More details - Max Gate - Tuneful Stories
Tim Laycock brings Thomas Hardy’s home to life with music and stories from Hardy’s own time. Suggested donation of 3 to Tim Laycock himself. There will be three performances, each lasting approximately 25 minutes, between 1pm and 4pm. The performances will take place in the Drawing Room.
Max Gate
Sat 23 Mar 19

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