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Solo Art Exhibition by Kate Marr This art exhibition presents work by the contemporary artist Kate Marr. Kate has worked as an artist for over a decade and loves to create atmospheric pieces inspired by the coastline and...
The Hayloft Gallery 14 Wick Lane Christchurch
Fri 14 Feb 20

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A care home in Ferndown is inviting the local community to a free event to learn more about heart health and leading a healthy lifestyle.
Ferndown Manor 110 Golf Links Road Ferndown
Thu 13 Feb 20

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A free group event for any dog lover at Studland. An opportunity to enjoy Studland with your dog and get to know other local dog lovers on an hours guided walk along the beach and dunes, culminating...
Studland Bay, Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset
Thu 13 Feb 20

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Sample delicious Victorian recipes made by our costumed volunteers. Sample delicious Victorian recipes in Granny’s Kitchen made by our costumed volunteers. Booking Not Needed.
Hardys Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester
Thu 13 Feb 20

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Join the Kingston Lacy gardeners on an exclusive walk down paths lined with carpets of snowdrops. Learn more about the many different varieties and discover their long history at Kingston Lacy.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Wed 12 Feb 20

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Mark the beginnings of a new year by enjoying a walk amongst the snowdrops. Snowdrops flower at Kingston Lacy throughout January and February, though the best time to see them is normally in...
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Tue 11 Feb 20

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Planning to explore the house on your visit' Pre-book your free timed entry ticket here to discover a lavish family home during its winter opening.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Tue 11 Feb 20

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Enjoy a tour following in the footsteps of the Victorians in a stroll along the pier, a pleasure that has been enjoyed by generations.
Swanage Pier Pier Approach Swanage
Tue 11 Feb 20

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Wimborne Horticultural Society Talk and Raffle
Quarterjack Suite The Allendale Centre
Mon 10 Feb 20

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Ships and Shanties by Wareham Whalers Still not booked your ticket for Ships and Shanties? For one night only, this beautiful historic building of Kingston Maurward will be the home of The Wareham Whalers - roaring fire, licenced bar and...
Kingston Maurward House Dorchester
Sun 9 Feb 20

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As seen on: Live At The Comedy Store (Comedy Central) Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) Roast Battle (Comedy Central) and many more!
Lighthouse 21 Kingland Road Poole
Sat 8 Feb 20

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A 1.7 wildlife garden with lots of different snowdrops and other winter flowering shrubs. Followed by other bulbs including hundreds of narcissi and tulips, followed by camassias and alliums.
The Old Vicarage, Shaftesbury
Sat 8 Feb 20

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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 TIC) East/ South Street Bridport
Sat 8 Feb 20

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The Award winning Bournemouth Male Voice Choir will be performing musical marvels at the Spire in Poole.
The Spire, High Street, Poole
Sat 8 Feb 20

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Learn the beautiful art of paper-cutting whilst making an extra special valentine’s gift for your loved one.
The Boathouse, Osprey Leisure Centre, Castletown, Portland
Sat 8 Feb 20

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Evening of Mediumship - Verwood Evening of Mediumship with Nikki Kitt The Hub - Verwood Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is currently touring the UK with her successful Psychic / Mediumship Evenings.
The Hub Brock Way Verwood
Fri 7 Feb 20

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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...
Bournemouth Pavilion, Exeter Road, Bournemouth,
Fri 7 Feb 20

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Trevor Ware Maritime Historian recounts Dorset’s involvement in the infamous smuggling trade.
West Bay Discovery Centre, Chapel on the Beach West Bay, Bridport
Fri 7 Feb 20

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A care home in Poole is inviting the local community to a free event to learn more about how to keep themselves and their loved ones safe from scams and fraud.
The Potteries 187 York Road Broadstone Poole
Thu 6 Feb 20

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We would love you to join us in store on Wednesday 5th February for a special afternoon of Prosecco and nibbles with Star Clippers.
Fred. Olsen Travel Agents 3 Church Street Christchurch
Wed 5 Feb 20

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Glamorous. Controversial. Commanding. Drop-dead funny. The world’s most celebrated diva dares the next generation to rise to her heights.
Shelley Theatre Beechwood Avenue Bournemouth Dorset
Wed 5 Feb 20

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Find out about the range of Apprenticeships opportunities available, meet key employers and apprentices, visit our Advice Zone and take part in interactive workshops!
Bournemouth Football Club Vitality Stadium Bournemouth
Tue 4 Feb 20

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Development Circle 1st TUESDAY – 7.30 – 10 PM We hold a Development Circle once per month. This is for a more formal, ‘traditional’ style of development of Mediumship and Psychic ability.
Gussage Road, Parskstone, Poole
Tue 4 Feb 20

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Monday 3rd February, the Bluebird Jazz Band at the Bournemouth Bluebird Jazz Club, starting at 7:30 PM.
Bluebirds Social Club, 4 Ham Lane, Longham (opposite Haskins Garden Centre)
Mon 3 Feb 20

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We welcome back the beautifully tuneful Jigfoot, teamed with caller Dick Williams, for a fun evening of dancing.
Church House (St Mary’s) Hall, South Street, Bridport
Sat 1 Feb 20

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Annual event organised by Clapton & Wayford Horticultural Society. 60 plus varieties of seed potatoes, onion sets, shallots, garlic, rhubarb crowns, asparagus crowns, heritage & heirloom seeds for...
Drimpton Village Hall, Drimpton, nr. Beaminster
Sat 1 Feb 20

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Coastal Comedy and Lighthouse present this triple bill feat of stand-up comedy. Headlining this show is Lee Ridley AKA Lost Voice Guy who may not be able to talk but he definitely has something to...
Lighthouse 21 Kingland Road Poole
Sat 1 Feb 20

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The first artist to take part in an exciting new collaboration between Lyme Bay Arts and the Lyme Regis Museum’s Rotunda Gallery is David Brooke.
The Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge St, Lyme Regis
Sat 1 Feb 20

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Inspired by the natural world Trisha Hayman’s traditional artwork shows the beautiful but raw edges of nature, and it is the unconsidered and expendable specimens of the natural world that fascinate
The Gallery Symondsbury, Bridport
Sat 1 Feb 20

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Women nationwide can beat the post-Christmas slump and get fit for free at one of England Rugby’s Inner Warrior Camps, which are taking place up and down the country this January and February
Oakmeadians RFC, The Clubhouse, Meyrick Park, Bournemouth
Fri 31 Jan 20

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We’re excited to bring you live screenings from The Royal Opera House as part of Live@Bry, in Coade Hall.
Bryanston School
Fri 31 Jan 20

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This is an advanced workshop suitable for students who have already mastered making cross wheel buttons successfully.
The Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts, Middle Farm Way, Poundbury, Dorchester
Wed 29 Jan 20

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The approach is taken with this Group that psychic ability and communication with the Spirit world is a natural thing, common to everyone, not just those supposedly ’gifted’ to be so.
Gussage Road, Parskstone, Poole
Wed 29 Jan 20

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?This Group is a place to learn, experience, practice and progress with Meditation. You do not need to have any previous experience of Meditation to attend this Group.
Gussage Road, Parskstone, Poole
Tue 28 Jan 20

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Chinese New Year Celebrations at Genting Casino Genting Casino Bournemouth is celebrating the Year of the Rat in style by hosting special events at the casino on Monday 27th January.
9 Yelverton Rd, Bournemouth
Mon 27 Jan 20

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Annual event organised by Blandford Museum Victorian Garden Club. 60 plus varieties of seed potatoes, onion sets, shallots, garlic, rhubarb crowns, asparagus crowns, heritage & heirloom seeds for...
Pimperne Village Hall, Pimperne, nr. Blandford
Sun 26 Jan 20

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This is a unique course that offers you the chance to learn and tell ‘The Story of Your Soul’, by discovering and charting your Past Lives.
Gussage Road, Parskstone, Poole
Sun 26 Jan 20

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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...
Pavilion Theatre, The Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorset
Sat 25 Jan 20

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What does 2020 have in store for you? How can you make the most of the opportunities, offered you this year? How can you best prepare yourself for the challenges that lie ahead?
Gussage Road, Parskstone, Poole
Sat 25 Jan 20

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Garry Foley loves nothing more than just entertaining people and Elvis fans, signing the music that he loves and keeping the legacy of ’Elvis’ alive.
The Cumberland Hotel East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth Seafront, Dorset
Fri 24 Jan 20

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Residents at two care homes in Dorset are gearing up to take part in some avian-themed activities this January.
Ferndown Manor 110 Golf Links Road Ferndown
Fri 24 Jan 20

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Macbeth - the Pantomime! Duncan Blue is the King of Karaoke. But when Dave Macbeth bumps into some mysterious creatures who foretell his future, he and his wife Laydee will stop at nothing to win the Crown.
Lytchett Matravers Village Hall
Fri 24 Jan 20

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Join us for a coffee and a chat and a chance to look around the Centre
Chapel on the Beach WEST BAY
Thu 23 Jan 20

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This Group is for those who have some experience of Meditation and are able to hold a meditative state effectively for a period of time.
Gussage Road, Parskstone, Poole
Wed 22 Jan 20

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Monday 20th January 2020, Frog and Henry at the Bournemouth Bluebird Jazz Club, starting at 7:30 PM. The club meets at the Bluebirds Social Club in Longham, BH22 9DP (opposite Haskins garden centre)...
Bluebirds Social Club, 4 Ham Lane, Longham (opposite Haskins Garden Centre)
Mon 20 Jan 20

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Grange Choral Society with stunning Soloists and Ensemble Orquesta, directed by Marcio da Silva. Christmas Oratorio by JS Bach.
Christchurch Priory.
Sat 18 Jan 20

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Baby & children’s nearly new sale selling toys, books, clothes, equipment etc (ages 0-12). Raising funds for Poole Hospital charity SPRING (supporting families through baby loss).
Broadstone Methodist Church, Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone
Sat 18 Jan 20

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Both framed and unframed paintings and portfolios in a variety of media and varying subjects will be on show.
The Gallery Upstairs, Upton Country Park, Poole
Sat 18 Jan 20

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As seen on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and many more! “Brilliant, thought-provoking and laugh out loud funny” TIME OUT “Artful, satirical…with a lightness of touch and a hefty helping of...
Lighthouse 21 Kingland Rd Poole
Sat 18 Jan 20

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The new Circus of Horrors show will be a celebration of the 25 years and will include an amazing phantasmaglorios amalgamation of acts, driven by a rock n roll sound scape, a show that will have you
Weymouth Pavilion The Esplanade
Fri 17 Jan 20

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We’re excited to bring you live screenings from The Royal Opera House as part of Live@Bry, in Coade Hall.
Bryanston School
Fri 17 Jan 20

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A free science talk followed by Q&A Hot topic- Conserving Crop Diversity by Jane Toll All welcome Free entry but you are encouraged to buy a drink or food
Cafe Scientifique Highcliffe The Castle Kitchen, Highcliffe Castle .
Thu 16 Jan 20

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Hall & Woodhouse is hosting a free defibrillator training session at the Brewery Tap bar and restaurant, at its Brewery in Blandford St. Mary on Monday, January 13 at 6.30pm.
The Brewery, Hall & Woodhouse Blandford St. Mary Dorset
Mon 13 Jan 20

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Wimborne Horticultural Society welcome Members and Non-Members
Quarterjack Suite The Allendale Centre
Mon 13 Jan 20

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Allington Strings Winter Concert is at 3pm on Sunday 12th January 2020 at the Sir John Colfox Academy, Bridport The programme features music from Austria and Germany.
Sir John Colfox Academy, Ridgeway, Bridport
Sun 12 Jan 20

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We gather at each New and Full Moon for a time of Attunement, Channelled Meditation and Sharing. We follow a format for these evenings, set by Steve’s Spirit Guide, Simeon.
Gussage Road, Parskstone, Poole
Fri 10 Jan 20

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Dorchester Country Market. Every Friday morning in the main hall of this lovely venue. Come and visit our market for an amazing range of home made cakes, savoury pastries and bread.
Corn Exchange High East Street, Dorchester
Fri 10 Jan 20

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Apply to a variety of courses starting early 2020. No matter what your age, we’ll help you to achieve your goals.
North Road
Thu 9 Jan 20

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Start 2020 by treating yourself to an affordable piece of art created by members of Lyme Bay Arts on show this month at The Gallery and The Space Symondsbury.
The Gallery and The Space, Symondsbury Estate, Bridport
Thu 9 Jan 20

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On Monday 6th January, John Maddocks’ Jazzmen at the Bournemouth Bluebird Jazz Club, starting at 7:30 PM.
Bluebirds Social Club, 4 Ham Lane, Longham (opposite Haskins Garden Centre)
Mon 6 Jan 20

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Annual event run this year by Bridport Allotments. 60 plus varieites of seed potatoes, onion sets, shallots, rhubarb crowns, asparagus crowns, heritage and heirloom seeds, fruit trees and bushes.
Bridport United Church, East Street, Bridport
Sat 4 Jan 20

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The 2020 season starts with music from Jigs for Gigs and Ray Goodswen’s calling, at Church House (St Mary’s) Hall, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NW.
Church House (St Marys) Hall, South Street, Bridport
Sat 4 Jan 20

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Entertainment by local band Tinker’s Cuss, 60s music, sea shanties etc, participation welcome. Also poetry readings by Debra Bates. Seasonal food and drink. Raffle.
Bridport Town Hall Bucky Do Square Bridport
Sat 4 Jan 20

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Every Thursday we hold an indoor Market in The Corn Exchange selling Crafts, Antiques & Collectables as well as many other things. There is also a very good and reasonably priced Café.
Corn Exchange, Market Place, Blandford Forum, Dorset
Thu 2 Jan 20

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Every Thursday and Saturday we hold a Traditional Street Market in The Market Place
Market Place, Blandford Forum, Dorset
Thu 2 Jan 20

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Planning to explore the house on your visit' Please pre-book your free timed entry ticket here to discover a lavish house, adorned with decorations inspired by the Christmases of the Bankes
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Sat 28 Dec 19

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Enjoy a night of festive funny with a fantastic night of stand-up comedy! Enjoy 3 professional acts plus host and get to see Paul McCaffrey live and up close and personal in our intimate...
Hotel Celebrity 47 Gervis Road Bournemouth
Fri 27 Dec 19

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If you are coming down with children to West Bay between Christmas and New Year, why not make their day and help us find our missing mice. Can you find our ten mice hiding amongst the displays?
Chapel on the Beach WEST BAY
Thu 26 Dec 19

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Join the Lyme Regis Lifeboat Supporters for our annual, fundraising Xmas Day Swim. This popular event gives brave swimmers the chance to take a dip on behalf of the RNLI, cheered on by a loyal band...
Beach Front, Charmouth, Dorset
Wed 25 Dec 19

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Every year thousands of people line the harbour at Weymouth to witness this annual Lions event which has become a landmark event for the town.
Weymouth Harbour, Trinity Road, Weymouth
Wed 25 Dec 19

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Santa’s reindeer will return to Brewery Square on Tuesday, December 24, from 12pm until 2pm. Visitors can meet the reindeer for free before they take to the skies on Christmas Eve.
21 Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester
Tue 24 Dec 19

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Trust10 is a free monthly trail run across selected National Trust sites, open to both members and non members.
Studland Bay, Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset
Sun 22 Dec 19

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Join us for an intimate festive performance with folk musician and storyteller, Tim Laycock. Tim Laycocks Festive Tuneful Stories.
Max Gate
Sun 22 Dec 19

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Brewery Square, Dorchester, has announced it is partnering up with Dorset Food & Drink to host a local food producers market this Christmas.
21 Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester
Sun 22 Dec 19

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As seen on: Harry Hill’s Teatime (Sky1) The Premier League Show (BBC2) Comedy Central At The Comedy Store and many more!
Lighthouse 21 Kingland Rd Poole
Sat 21 Dec 19

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A magical morning gazing over the sunrise at Old Harry Rocks. View the sunrise from Old Harry Rocks on the shortest day of the year followed by a full English breakfast at Knoll Beach Cafe.
Studland Bay, Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset
Sat 21 Dec 19

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Experience the peace and tranquility of watching the sun rise on the shortest day of the year from the castle ruins.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Sat 21 Dec 19

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A unique opportunity to watch the sun rise on the shortest day of the year from the castle’s ruins, then enjoy a hot drink and a breakfast roll in the Castle Tea Rooms, booking essential.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham
Sat 21 Dec 19

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Merry Fish-mas from the Oceanarium! Escape the hustle and bustle of Christmas with a tranquil visit to the Oceanarium this Festive holiday!
Pier Approach West Beach
Sat 21 Dec 19

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Planning to explore the house on your visit' Please pre-book your free timed entry ticket here to discover a lavish house, adorned with decorations inspired by the Christmases of the Bankes
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Sat 21 Dec 19

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In the lead up to Christmas, the Poole Business Improvement District (BID) is preparing to welcome families to the town centre with a range of free, festive events.
Falkland Square, Poole
Sat 21 Dec 19

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This magical Annual Event is all set to run again this year. It will be held on Friday 20th December at 6.00pm.
Carols in the Cornmarket, Wimborne Minster, Dorset
Fri 20 Dec 19

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Tim Laycock’s Tuneful Stories, bringing the Hardy family home to life with stories, folklore and tunes.
Hardys Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester
Fri 20 Dec 19

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Followed by After Party Discotheque Tasha Leaper is Madonna in a tribute to the pop diva herself, covering many of the greatest hits from her career along with some of the classic looks associated
The Best Western Hotel Royale 16 Gervis Road, Bournemouth
Fri 20 Dec 19

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Add a little magic to your visit with a trip to see Santa Claus in the Laundry at Kingston Lacy. Pre-book your tickets here. Normal property admission applies.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Fri 20 Dec 19

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Join our big Christmas Charity Retro party with former Radio 1 DJ David Diddy Hamilton who’ll be spinning a few 70’s dance classics before glam rock chart toppers Mud perform all their
387 Lymington Road
Fri 20 Dec 19

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Elvis Tribute Night - Followed by After Party Discotheque Having spent quite a few years in Musical Theatre, Garry had the opportunity to enter into the Tribute world and fulfilled a life-long
The Cumberland Hotel, 27 East Overcliff Drive, Seafront Bournemouth
Thu 19 Dec 19

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Enjoy an opportunity to visit Brownsea at this festive time of year. Soak up the sights and sounds of the winter wildlife away from the Christmas mayhem on the mainland, then enjoy a good old...
Brownsea Island
Thu 19 Dec 19

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he approach is taken with this Group that psychic ability and communication with the Spirit world is a natural thing, common to everyone, not just those supposedly ’gifted’ to be so.
Gussage Road, Parskstone, Poole
Thu 19 Dec 19

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ABBA Christmas Party Tribute - Followed by After Party Discotheque Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time when ABBA dominated the charts featuring all the hit songs including,
The Ocean Beach Hotel & Spa
Thu 19 Dec 19

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Elvis Tribute Night - Followed by After Party Discotheque Having spent quite a few years in Musical Theatre, Garry had the opportunity to enter into the Tribute world and fulfilled a life-long
The Cumberland Hotel, 27 East Overcliff Drive, Seafront Bournemouth
Wed 18 Dec 19

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This Group is for those who have some experience of Meditation and are able to hold a meditative state effectively for a period of time.
Gussage Road, Parskstone, Poole
Wed 18 Dec 19

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Join us at Wimborne Minster on Wednesday 18th December for the Diverse Abilities Christmas Carol Concert.
Wimborne Minster
Wed 18 Dec 19

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Vintage White Christmas with The Mellor Sisters Come and feel the magic of Christmas with The Mellor Sisters, or as they have been nicknamed by Phil Crosby (Bing Crosby’s grandson, who
The Cumberland Hotel, 27 East Overcliff Drive, Seafront Bournemouth
Tue 17 Dec 19

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This Group is a place to learn, experience, practice and progress with Meditation. You do not need to have any previous experience of Meditation to attend this Group.
Gussage Road, Parskstone, Poole
Tue 17 Dec 19

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We’re excited to bring you live screenings from The Royal Opera House as part of Live@Bry, in Coade Hall.
Bryanston School
Tue 17 Dec 19

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Enjoy the opportunity to experience Kingston Lacy park and estate, including some areas not normally accessible, before the grounds open to the public.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Mon 16 Dec 19

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Monday 16th December; Jools’ Jazzaholics at the Bournemouth Bluebird Jazz Club, starting at 7:30 PM.
Bluebirds Social Club, 4 Ham Lane, Longham (opposite Haskins Garden Centre)
Mon 16 Dec 19

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The Group includes a range of meditation/visualisation/journeying exercises using the Tarot as its basis.
Gussage Road, Parskstone, Poole
Mon 16 Dec 19

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In the lead up to Christmas, the Poole Business Improvement District (BID) is preparing to welcome families to the town centre with a range of free, festive events.
High Street
Sat 14 Dec 19

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