What's On In and Around Dorset

August events

Western Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

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'This secluded and magical 1acre garden captures the spirit of warmer climes and begs for repeated visits' (Gardening Which').
Western Gardens, Poole BH13 7AN
Sun 26 Jun, Sun 7 Aug

Fore Adventure: Kayak, Fish, Forage

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We’ll be fishing off the kayaks using handlines for delicious fresh fish such as black bream, seabass and mackerel.
Middle Beach, Studland BH19 3AP
Sat 9 Jul, Wed 17 Aug, Sat 27 Aug

22 Avon Avenue - Open Garden for NGS

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Japanese themed water garden featuring granite sculptures, ponds, waterfalls, azaleas, rhododendrons cloud topiary and a collection of goldfish and water lilies.
22 Avon Avenue, Ringwood BH24 2BH
Sun 17 Jul, Sun 28 Aug

Black Shed - Open Garden for NGS

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Over 200 colourful and productive flower beds growing a sophisticated selection of cut flowers and foliage to supply florists and the public, for weddings, events and occasions throughout the
Black Shed, Sherborne DT9 4JX
Sun 24 Jul, Sun 28 Aug

Evening of Mediumship - Weymouth

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Evening of Mediumship with Nikki Kitt - Weymouth Wednesday 3rd August - 7.30pm Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is currently touring the UK with her successful Psychic /...
Wellworthys Sports & Social Club Dumbarton Road Weymouth DT4 9BY
Wed 3 Aug

Much Ado About Nothing

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Two young lovers, Claudio and Hero are to be married but a malicious scheme threatens their big day. Meanwhile marriage seems inconceivable for the bantering Beatrice and Benedick, Shakespeare’s...
Marine Theatre Dorset AONB, Church St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QB
Thu 4 Aug

Evening of Mediumship - Lyme Regis

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Evening of Mediumship with Nikki Kitt - Lyme Regis Friday 5th August - 7.30pm Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is currently touring the UK with her successful Psychic /...
Woodmead Halls Hill Road Lyme Regis DT7 3PG
Fri 5 Aug

Dancing Terraces 2022

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Our free dancing terraces are designed for people of all ages – just come and join in, absolutely no experience necessary!
Virtual Event
Fri 5 Aug, Sat 6 Aug, Fri 12 Aug, Sat 13 Aug, Fri 19 Aug, Sat 20 Aug, Fri 26 Aug, Sat 27 Aug

Old Granary Cottage - Open Garden for NGS

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The garden at Old Granary Cottage is perhaps best described as a painters garden. Perched on the top of a hill, and overlooking the valley of West Milton, it has been created by Hugo Grenville to be...
Old Granary Cottage, Bridport DT6 3TN
Fri 5 Aug

Dorset Arts & Crafts Showcase 2022

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Come and be inspired by the skill and creativity of Dorset Arts & Crafts. The main hall in Purbeck School hosts the largest sales gallery in Dorset with work by members of the Dorset Arts & Crafts...
Purbeck School, Worgret Road, Wareham BH20 4PF
Fri 5 Aug to Tue 9 Aug

Alice in Wonderland

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Alice, a young, curious girl, follows a white rabbit down a rabbit hole and ends up in Wonderland! There, she begins on an adventure she will never forget.
Holme for Gardens West Holme Wareham BH20 6AQ
Sat 6 Aug

Old Granary Cottage - Open Garden for NGS

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The garden at Old Granary Cottage is perhaps best described as a painters garden. Perched on the top of a hill, and overlooking the valley of West Milton, it has been created by Hugo Grenville to be...
Old Granary Cottage, Bridport DT6 3TN
Sat 6 Aug

Great Dorset Chilli Festival

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Great Dorset Chilli Festival We're back at our new venue: Stock Gaylard, Sturminster Newton It's not just chilli! If you've been before you'll know that we are a top-notch food festival with loads of...
Stock Gaylard Estate off the A3030 DT10 2BG
Sat 6 Aug and Sun 7 Aug

Annalal's Gallery - Open Garden for NGS

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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 7 Aug, Sun 11 Sep, Sun 4 Dec

Charlie Locke and the Quest for Confidence

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New Children's show. Suitable for ages 5+ “Hello! I’m Brain” – Yes, Charlie’s Brain............
Barrington Centre, Pennys Walk, Ferndown BH22 9TH
Tue 9 Aug

Much Ado About Nothing

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Two young lovers, Claudio and Hero are to be married but a malicious scheme threatens their big day. Meanwhile marriage seems inconceivable for the bantering Beatrice and Benedick, Shakespeare’s...
Holme for Gardens West Holme Wareham BH20 6AQ
Fri 12 Aug

Alice in Wonderland

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Alice, a young, curious girl, follows a white rabbit down a rabbit hole and ends up in Wonderland! There, she begins on an adventure she will never forget.
Marine Theatre Dorset AONB, Church St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QB
Fri 12 Aug

Pugin Hall - Open Garden for NGS

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Join us for an evening of music at Pugin Hall - one of our most stunning gardens in West Dorset. This year, a limited number of tickets have been made available for an exclusive evening on the 13th...
Pugin Hall, nr Dorchester DT2 0PR
Sat 13 Aug

Magic of Thailand Festival in Bournemouth

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A two day Thai Festival to experience the taste of Thailand this summer at King’s Park is brought to you by Magic of Thailand.
King’s Park, King’s Park Drive, Bournemouth BH7 6JD
Sat 13 Aug and Sun 14 Aug

Christchurch Carnival

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Traditional town Carnival. This has been running for over 100 years, including stalls, food and drink, funfair, live music and arena acts, dog show, fireworks on Saturday evening and a carnival...
The Quomps, Christchurch Quay BH23 1BY
Sat 13 Aug and Sun 14 Aug

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