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More details - Matchstick Fleet Exhibition
For more than 60 years master modeller Philip Warren has been painstakingly creating an armada of every Royal Navy warship afloat, in service or setting sail since the Second World War ... out of matchsticks and wooden matchboxes. The models are based on drawings, plans and photographs of the real ships.
Nothe Fort Barrack Road Weymouth
Today to Sun 1 Jul

More details - Moth Morning
Join the Rangers to learn the names of the colourful and varied moths caught overnight. No need to book.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Today

More details - New Leaf Health Walks
Get into nature in 2018 and live a healthier life! These weekly walks will help you get active in nature. No need to book. For more information on health benefits call LiveWell Dorset on 0800 840 1628 and ask about Natural Choices.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Today, Mon 25 Jun, Mon 2 Jul, Mon 9 Jul

More details - Kingston Lacy - Out of hours guided walks
Enjoy the opportunity to experience Kingston Lacy park and estate, including some areas not normally accessible, before the grounds open to the public. The walks will be a gentle stroll of approximately 3 miles starting from the main Kingston Lacy car park. Finish in time for a coffee with the group in the caf.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Today, Mon 16 Jul

More details - Kingston Lacy - Kingston Lacy house tickets
A lavish family home built to resemble an Italian Palace. There’s plenty to see, from grand, beautifully detailed carvings, to intimate family souvenirs. Book your timed ticket for the house. Normal admission applies. Both members and non-members must have a timed house entry ticket.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Today to Mon 9 Jul

More details - Kingston Lacy - Guided estate walks
Enjoy the opportunity to experience Kingston Lacy park and estate on a range of beautiful estate walks throughout the year. Walks take place on the first Friday (excluding January) and 3rd Monday of each month (excluding December). Please see website for more details regarding dates, times and meeting points.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Today, Fri 6 Jul, Mon 16 Jul

More details - Littlebredy Walled Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
1 acre walled garden on S-facing slopes of Bride River Valley. Herbaceous borders, riverside rose walk, lavender beds and potager vegetable and cut flower gardens. Original Victorian glasshouses, one under renovation.
Littlebredy Walled Gardens, Littlebredy
Tue 19 Jun, Tue 26 Jun

More details - Nature Tots
Give your little ones a love of nature. Come along for a different activity each week. For ages 2 - 4. No need to book.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Tue 19 Jun, Tue 26 Jun, Tue 3 Jul, Tue 10 Jul

More details - Pie Tuesdays at Banque & Bohem
Introducing our all new Pie Tuesdays! For just £12.95, enjoy one of our hearty homemade pies alongside a pint of beer or glass of wine. With four options of pie and even more of potato, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
Banque & Bohem, 39 Poole Hill
Tue 19 Jun, Tue 26 Jun, Tue 3 Jul, Tue 10 Jul, Tue 17 Jul, Tue 24 Jul, Tue 31 Jul

More details - Deans Court - Open Garden for NGS
13 acres of peaceful, partly wild gardens in ancient monastic setting with mature specimen trees, Saxon fish pond, herb garden, orchard and apiary beside R Allen close to town centre. First Soil Association accredited garden, within C18 serpentine walls.
Deans Court, Wimborne Minster
Tue 19 Jun

More details - The Old Rectory, Manston - Open Garden for NGS
Beautifully restored 5 acre garden. S-facing wall with 120ft herbaceous border edged by old brick path. Enclosed yew hedge flower garden. Wildflower meadow marked with mown paths and young plantation of mixed hardwoods. Well maintained walled Victorian kitchen garden with new picking flower section.
The Old Rectory, Manston, Sturminster Newton
Wed 20 Jun

More details - Dorset County Museum guest speaker at business networking lunch
Humphries Kirk is putting the finishing touches to its plans for its Top O’ Town Lunch Club on Wednesday June 20. The Lunch Club will take place at The Wessex Royale Hotel in Dorchester and guests are encouraged to arrive at 12.30pm for a 1pm start.
Wessex Royale Hotel, 32 High West Street, Dorchester
Wed 20 Jun

More details - Horn Park - Open Garden for NGS
Large, plantsmans garden with magnificent view to sea. Many rare and mature plants and shrubs in terraced, herbaceous, rock and water gardens. Woodland garden and walks in bluebell woods. Good autumn colouring. Wild flower meadow with 164 varieties incl orchids.
Horn Park, Beaminster
Wed 20 Jun

More details - Bristol Old Vic Theatre School: The Mill on the Floss
Brought up at Dorlcote Mill, Maggie Tulliver worships her brother Tom and is desperate to win the approval of her parents, but her passionate, wayward nature and her fierce intelligence bring her into constant conflict with her family.
Frampton Village Hall Frampton Dorchester
Wed 20 Jun

More details - Leading law firm prepares for business networking lunch in Bournemouth
Humphries Kirk is putting the finishing touches to its plans for the Bournemouth Business Lunch on Wednesday June 20. The Lunch Club will take place at The Liston Hotel in Bournemouth and guests are encouraged to arrive at 12.30pm for a 1pm start. Those interested in attending should email A.Scott@hklaw.eu.
The Liston Hotel, Wollstonecraft Road, Bournemouth
Wed 20 Jun

More details - The Old School House - Open Garden for NGS
Small village garden laid out in last 4 yrs with planting of hedges into rooms incl orchard, secret garden and pergola walkway. Strong framework of existing large trees, beds are mostly planted with roses and herbacious plants. Pleached hornbeam screen.
The Old School House, Blandford Forum
Wed 20 Jun

More details - Pond Dipping
Come to Kingfisher Barn and pick up a pond ID sheet and tray, then go for a dip. Take a look at the amazing creatures to be found in the wildlife pond, or why not check out the river! Lots of fun for all ages. Children must be supervised. No need to book.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Wed 20 Jun, Wed 27 Jun, Wed 4 Jul, Wed 11 Jul

More details - Leading law firm prepares for business networking lunch in Swanage
Humphries Kirk is putting the finishing touches to its plans for the Swanage Business Lunch on Tuesday July 3. The Lunch Club will take place at The Grand Hotel in Swanage and guests are encouraged to arrive at 12.35pm for a 1pm start. Those interested in attending should email J.Saunders@hklaw.
The Grand Hotel, Burlington Road, Swanage
Wed 20 Jun

More details - Coffee Companions - Companions Hour
Coffee Companions - come and make new friends! Maybe you are new to the area, or lonely or would just like to have a coffee and a chat - then come along to this event.
Flirt Cafe’ Bar, The Triangle, Bournemouth
Wed 20 Jun, Wed 27 Jun

More details - Bournemouth & Poole College to hold ‘Women in STEM’ event
Bournemouth & Poole College will host a ‘Women in STEM’ event on Wednesday, June 20 from 3pm-6pm in the STEM Centre at its North Road site in Poole. The event is open to careers advisers, teachers and educational professionals from local schools and organisations.
Bournemouth & Poole College’s STEM Centre, North Road, Poole
Wed 20 Jun

More details - Butterfly themed kids’ club at the Dolphin Shopping Centre
Little Fins kids’ club for pre-schoolers will take place on Wednesday June 20 at Poole’s Dolphin Shopping Centre from 9.30am to 11.30am. The free activity session will have a butterfly theme, where children can join Freddy the Frog for interactive storytelling and soft play.
Outside Beales department store, Dolphin Shopping Centre
Wed 20 Jun

More details - Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital - May and June events
Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital has announced its May and June complimentary advice sessions, covering a range of health topics.
67 Lansdowne Rd, Bournemouth
Thu 21 Jun

More details - Designing in the Naturalistic Style
Join Neil Lucas for a walk around his acclaimed garden at Knoll as he explains his ethos and some of the concepts and techniques that have gone into the creation of this naturalistic, wildlife-friendly garden.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Thu 21 Jun, Thu 12 Jul

More details - Summer Soundtracks
Come and join us for a concert of classical and popular music that will have something that appeals to all - a soundtrack to the summer. Featuring music from Pirates of the Caribbean, The Greatest Showman, Marriage of Figaro and many more!
St. Peter’s Church 4 Hinton Road Bournemouth
Thu 21 Jun

More details - Wine Discovery Evenings
You’re invited to come and explore a range of exciting wines hosted by WEST-certified Jose Oldroyd from the General Wine Company - along with guest wine ambassadors on selected dates.
RNLI College West Quay Road Poole Dorset
Thu 21 Jun

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
Thu 21 Jun, Thu 28 Jun, Thu 5 Jul, Thu 12 Jul

More details - Norwood House - Open Garden for NGS
Our garden is hidden away in a stunning West Dorset Valley surrounded by our small family estate. We started our landscaping adventure from scratch in 2011. Today the glorious purple, pink and white borders surround the house and lawn. Many varieties of geranium and other perennials, grasses, shrubs and a rockery.
Norwood House, Dorchester
Thu 21 Jun

More details - Staddlestones - Open Garden for NGS
A beautiful setting for a cottage garden with colour themed borders, pleached limes and hidden gems, leading over chalk stream to shady area which has some unusual plants incl hardy orchids and arisaemas. Plenty of areas just to sit and enjoy the wildlife.
Staddlestones, Wimborne
Thu 21 Jun

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 Jun, Fri 29 Jun, Fri 6 Jul, Fri 13 Jul, Fri 20 Jul, Fri 27 Jul, Fri 3 Aug, Fri 10 Aug

More details - Dorset Wildlife Trust Member's Day
Meet up with representatives of Dorset’s largest conservation charity on this special day and discover how Knoll’s naturalistic gardening ethos continues to create a garden that welcomes wildlife as well as providing year-round beauty.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Fri 22 Jun

More details - Studland Bay - Curry and Kayak
Join us for a kayak across the bay to see Old Harry rocks up close followed by a warming curry at Knoll Beach caf. Booking Essential. Phone: 01929 450500.
Studland Bay, Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset
Fri 22 Jun, Fri 29 Jun

More details - Fossil Art
Join John House to make some very realistic-looking fossils using natural materials. This is a great event for anyone, young and old, interested in fossils. John has been published in the Who’s Who in Visual Art, and has exhibited in London. No need to book.
Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre
Sat 23 Jun, Sat 28 Jul, Sat 11 Aug

More details - CHARITY MIDSUMMER BALL - Raising funds to fight Motor Neurone Disease
Dust off your glad rags and polish up your bling! Come and enjoy this fun evening and help us to raise funds for the East Dorset and New Forest branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Hilton Hotel, Terrace Road, Bournemouth
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Chideock Manor - Open Garden for NGS
6/7 acres of formal and informal gardens. Bog garden beside stream and series of ponds. Yew hedges and mature trees. Lime and crab apple walks, herbaceous borders, colourful rose and clematis arches, fernery and nuttery. Walled vegetable garden and orchard. Woodland and lakeside walks. Fine views.
Chideock Manor, Bridport
Sat 23 Jun and Sun 24 Jun

More details - Farnham Open Gardens
Receive a warm welcome in this small and friendly village. In addition to the 10 gardens to explore, the village allotmenteers will be on hand to show you around their patches and sell locally grown plants and produce. The church will be decorated and refreshments will be available all day.
Farnham, Blandford Forum, Dorset
Sat 23 Jun and Sun 24 Jun

More details - 17th century falconry
Come and meet out birds of prey and learn about the famous falconers who became embroiled in the English Civil War. Check the website for timings, dogs on leads are welcome.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham
Sat 23 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Sun 1 Jul

More details - Time Traveller's Reunion @ Russell-Cotes
Calling all temporal adventurers, Time Lords, and wormhole wanderers! It’s time to dust off your tailcoats, lace up your corsets, don your goggles and fire up your time machines…and join us at the Time Travellers’ Reunion. Saturday 23rd June 2018 7.
Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum East Cliff Promenade
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Stour Row Open Gardens
A selection of village gardens are open for viewing.
Tickets on the day from Stour Row Village Hall, Shaftesbury Dorset SP70QG
Sat 23 Jun and Sun 24 Jun

More details - Corfe Castle - Civil War Falconry
Come and meet our birds of prey and learn about the famous falconers who became embroiled in the English Civil War. Bird display 10am - 5pm and two flying demonstrations each day, accompanied by exciting historical commentary. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Sat 23 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Sun 1 Jul

More details - Studland Bay - Wakey, wakey, paddle and brekkie
Start your weekend with a 2 hour kayak trip in Studland Bay followed by a full English breakfast at Knoll Beach Caf. Minimum age 10 years old if accompanied by an adult or 16 years if unaccompanied. Booking Essential. Phone: 01929 450500. Children must be accompanied by an adult to all events.
Studland Bay, Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset
Sat 23 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Sat 7 Jul, Sat 14 Jul, Sat 21 Jul

More details - The Hollow, Blandford Forum - Open Garden for NGS
Hillside cottage garden built on chalk, about acre with an interesting variety of plants in borders that line the numerous sloping pathways. Water features for wildlife and well placed seating areas to sit back and enjoy the views.
The Hollow, Blandford Forum, Blandford Forum
Sat 23 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Wed 27 Jun

More details - Dorset County Orchestra - Summer Concert
Dorset County Orchestra’s annual concert in Swanage is at 19.30 on Saturday 23rd June 2018 in St Mary’s Church Swanage. Under the baton of their Principal Conductor, Ian Pillow, DCO present a programme of popular classical works for a summer evening in Swanage.
St Mary’s Church, Church Hill, Swanage
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Vintage Tea Party
Learn to dance and enjoy an afternoon tea and a glass of Prosecco Be entertained by Forever Dean Fantastic raffle prizes to be won All whilst raising funds for St Margaret’s Hospice
Sherborne Prep School 39 Acreman St, Sherborne
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Studland Bay - Paddleboard Yoga
Take your yoga to a new level while enjoying the great feeling of floating on water. Includes a granola and yoghurt breakfast. Booking Essential. Phone: 01929 450500.
Studland Bay, Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Wimbone in Bloom Open Gardens Day
18 Gardens in and around the Town of Wimborne Minster are to be opened on Midsummers Day, Sunday 24th June to raise funds for Wimborne in Bloom. The following gardens are open. Start at any garden and in any order. Well signposted throughout the Town.
18 Gardens to be open in and around the Town of Wimborne Minster, Dorset
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Tashi Lhunpo Monks: The Power of Compassion
An evening of chant, mantras, music and dance by Tibetan Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery; a magical window on to a world of reincarnation and Buddhist mysticism which has inspired audiences in theatres and festivals throughout Europe.
Springhead Gardens Fontmell Magna Shaftesbury
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Tashi Lhunpo Monks: Movement & Mudhra Workshop
In an interactive workshop, the Tibetan monks from Tashi Lhunpo introduce details of the unique costumes worn in the dances of the Gutor Festival at Tibetan New Year, and invite you to learn a few of the steps.
Springhead Gardens Fontmell Magna Shaftesbury
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Studland Bay - Trust10
Trust10 is a free monthly trail run across selected National Trust sites, open to both members and non members. Come along with your friends and family, explore the landscape and enjoy a challenging multi terrain run involving some public roads.
Studland Bay, Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset
Sun 24 Jun

More details - 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. Sculptures and paintings hide among the flowers and shrubs.
Annalal’s Gallery, Christchurch
Sun 24 Jun, Sun 22 Jul

More details - Sand Art
Join Sally for a fun and very popular activity for children and adults alike. Make a lovely picture by peeling section of paper away and then pouring colourful sand on the sticky surface revealed. Very easy to do, and very relaxing.
Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre
Sun 24 Jun, Sun 22 Jul

More details - Step Out for Stroke, Poole
Join us and the thousands of people across the UK who are walking to make a difference for everyone affected by stroke. Step Out for Stroke is a fun sponsored walk for the whole community.
Poole Park
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Wild Craft Sundays
Try your hand at stone painting - wildlife, scenery, flowers - whatever you can imagine. Use acrylic paint to create a lasting work of art. No need to book.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Gulliver's Trail Guided Walk
A guided walk with the Rangers along the fascinating Gulliver’s Trail. Starts at St. Andrew Church, Millhams Mead. Booking essential.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Mon 25 Jun

More details - Back to the 80's
Friday 22nd June Back to the 80’s - www.facebook.com/80sonshow Period Dress Welcome! Dress to Impress as Prizes for the Best Dressed Male and Female. Step back in time with this dynamic duo to when pop music was at its best! Grab your leg warmers or shoulder pads (or both), we’re going back to the... 80s!
The Cumberland Hotel - East Overcliff Drive - Bournemouth
Mon 25 Jun

More details - Poetry Along the Stour
(for adults) A walk, stand and connect with the river session lead by a local poet. Booking essential
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Tue 26 Jun

More details - LinkedIn Training Talk with Networking
Women Inspiring Women Business Networking Group we would like to invite you to attend our Networking event featuring How to Use Linkedin for Your Business Effectively.
Play Golf, Riverside Avenue, behind Tesco’s Superstore, Castle Lane East, Bournemouth
Wed 27 Jun

More details - Corfe Castle - Open Air Theatre: Dr Dolittle
Illyria (equity) presents: Dr Dolittle; a funny, much-loved and exciting adventure, with a strong message about responsibility towards animals and the environment.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Thu 28 Jun

More details - Illyria Open Air Theatre company presents: The Adventures of Dr Dolittle at Corfe Castle
When Doctor John Dolittle of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh is taught by his wise old parrot Polynesia how to talk to animals, news of his skills spreads far and wide. Along with his animal friends, he sets forth on a mission to heal illness, spread compassion and gain a greater understanding of the animal kingdom.
National Trust, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham
Thu 28 Jun

More details - The Coastal Comedy Show with TV Headliner Paul Tonkinson!
Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and many more! HILARIOUS; NOBODY MAKES ME LAUGH LIKE PAUL TONKINSON. SIMPLY ONE OF THE GREATEST COMICS AROUND. GO SEE HIM!
Hotel Celebrity 47 Gervis Road Bournemouth
Fri 29 Jun

More details - Max Gate - Open air theatre: The Trumpet-Major
The New Hardy Players present a colourful and musical interpretation of Hardy’s romantic historical novel. Booking Advisable. Phone: 01305 267992. Dogs on leads welcome.
Max Gate
Fri 29 Jun

More details - Broadway to Bournemouth
Friday 29th June Broadway to Bournemouth Starring Laura Fealy, Lea Martin & Paul Shinar A fun night out guaranteed Celebrating Musical Theatre Music with a contemporary twist
The Cumberland Hotel - East Overcliff Drive - Bournemouth
Fri 29 Jun

More details - Neddy Green Fayre 2018
Neddy Green is Having its 2nd Annual event/open day. Free entry with optional overnight camping at a cost of £7. Fun for children, come and feed the goats and ponies and dance around to some lovely live music. Bar, and home made food on site. www.neddygreen.co.uk
Neddy Green, Eddy Green Road, Lytchett Matravers
Sat 30 Jun and Sun 1 Jul

More details - Mill Singers Concert in Support of Home-Start West Dorset
Mill Singers Male Voice Choir Concert raising funds for Home-Start West Dorset Saturday 30th June 2018 7.30pm - 9.45pm RETIRING COLLECTION IN AID OF HOME-START WEST DORSET - a local family support charity operating across Weymouth, Portland and West Dorset.
St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Street, Weymouth
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Pound Puppy Animal Rescue Bazaar
Pound Puppy are having a Bazaar at the Courtyard Centre, Lytchett Minster to help reduce our frighteningly large vet bill. There will be a table-top sale of bric-a-brac and collectables, a cake stall, book stall and a sale of good quality nearly new clothes.
The Courtyard Craft Centre, Huntick Road, Lytchett Minster, Poole
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Purbeck Odyssey 2018
Purbeck Odyssey 2018 ‘The best walk I ever had’ and ‘wonderful views’ -just two of the comments from our hot but very happy walkers at the end of their day Walking to Save Young Lives in 2017. There are 5 walks ranging from 2.
Harmans Cross Village Hall, Haycrafts Lane, Harmans Cross, Swanage
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Bugs and Buds
Organised by the garden’s charity – the Knoll Gardens Foundation, Bugs and Buds is a Saturday morning monthly toddler club. Created to inspire a love of nature from a young age, the club encourages interaction with the garden’s many wildlife inhabitants as well as its trees and flowers.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Sat 30 Jun, Sat 28 Jul, Sat 25 Aug

More details - The Story Of The Beach Boys® A Tribute
Presented here is a unique opportunity to hear a comprehensive selection of chart hits America’s biggest pop band ever recorded including: God Only Knows - Good Vibrations - I Get Around - Surfin’ USA - Fun Fun Fun - California Girls - Sloop John B and many more that you will surely know and by the end of the evening
Weymouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Weymouth
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Lower Abbotts Wootton Farm - Open Garden for NGS
Sculptor owner reflects her creative flair in garden form, shape and colour. New open gravel garden contrasts with main garden consisting of lawns, borders and garden rooms, making a perfect setting for sculptures.
Lower Abbotts Wootton Farm, Bridport
Sat 30 Jun and Sun 1 Jul

More details - Upton Craft Fair
If you love handmade craft items then you will love our craft fairs. We have local ladies and gentlemen that spend their valuable time making some truly amazing pieces. We are excited to be introducing Upton to our lovely Craft Fairs and looks forward to many more at this location.
Upton Community Centre, 2 Poole Road, Upton, Poole
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Holworth Farmhouse - Open Garden for NGS
This unusual garden is tucked away without being isolated and has an atmosphere of extraordinary peace and tranquility. At no point do visitors perceive any idea of the whole, but have to discover, by degrees and at every turn, its element of surprise, its variety of features and its appreciation of space.
Holworth Farmhouse, Dorchester
Sun 1 Jul

More details - The Old Rectory, Litton Cheney - Open Garden for NGS
Steep paths lead to beguiling 4 acres of natural woodland with many springs, streams, 2 pools one a natural swimming pool planted with native plants. Front garden with pleached crabtree border, topiary and soft planting incl tulips, peonies, roses and verbascums.
The Old Rectory, Litton Cheney, Dorchester
Sun 1 Jul, Wed 4 Jul

More details - Robyn Perkins: 10,000 Decisions (Preview)
Everyone makes bad decisions, right? But let’s be honest, bad decisions make you who you are.  In this brilliant new stand up show, comedian Robyn Perkins (English Comedian of the Year Finalist) uses a series of hilarious personal anecdotes, family stories and even some neuroscience to come up with a well...
The Mitre, 23 High Street, Shaftesbury
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Robyn Perkins: 10,000 Decisions (Preview)
Everyone makes bad decisions, right? But let’s be honest, bad decisions make you who you are.  In this brilliant new stand up show, comedian Robyn Perkins (English Comedian of the Year Finalist) uses a series of hilarious personal anecdotes, family stories and even some neuroscience to come up with a well...
The Grosvenor Arms, High Street, Shaftesbury
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Rotary Gold Hill Fair
See later for more information shaftesburyrotaryclub.org/upcoming-events/gold-hill-fair Also view www.shaftesburyfringe.org.uk
Park Walk, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sun 1 Jul

Abbotsbury Plant Finder’s Fair More details - Abbotsbury Plant Finder's Fair
A rare treat - a Specialist Plant Fair with unusual and exotic plants plus a large range of hardy shrubs & perennials.
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens on B3157 Coast Road, Weymouth to Bridport
Sun 1 Jul
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More details - Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride
The Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride is a charity cycle ride through the Dorset Lanes. Six circular routes include: 10 miles along local cycle paths, 25 miles through Charborough Estate, 38, 48,and 63 miles along the River Stour to Blandford and beyond and the challenging 100 miles.
Corfe Mullen Recreation Ground
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Dorset Rinbow Run
Naomi House & Jacksplace are bringing this awesome event back in 2018 and we’d love you to be part of it!
Upton Country Park Poole Road Upton Poole
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Pop-Up Opera Mozart Double Bill: Bastien & Bastienne and The Impresario
Pop-Up Opera return this summer with a sparkling new Mozart Double Bill: Der Schauspieldirektor & Bastien und Bastienne. Sit back and enjoy two delicious one-act comedies in which a pair of actresses battle it out to be the prima donna, and a pair of lovers tease and test their feelings for each other.
Charlton Down Herrison Hall Dorchester
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Chine View - Open Garden for NGS
Unique Chine garden adjacent to public footpath leading to beach. Features incl extensive terraced rockery incorporating 330 tons of Purbeck stone, palladian rotunda, subtropical plants and profusion of azaleas and rhododendrons.
Chine View, Poole
Sun 1 Jul

More details - 7 Mile Loop of the River Stour
Join the Rangers on this fascinating guided walk along the Stour. Rounded off with a cream tea! Booking essential
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Mon 2 Jul

More details - Owermoigne Monday Club
Monday May 14th - Dawn Lawrence , a wildlife expert on endangered species will visit. Monday June 4th - John Willows - collecting postcards Monday July 2nd - James Feaver - Foraging for wild food.
Village Hall, Owermoigne, Dorset
Mon 2 Jul

More details - Hengistbury Writers
Come along and join this friendly and informal group of writers. Writers of all abilities and interests are welcome, from complete beginners to novelist and poets, and article writers to script writers. Come and share your knowledge, experience and ideas, and receive helpful feedback.
Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre
Tue 3 Jul

More details - Wine Club Wednesdays
Our Wine Club offers regular themed events for wine lovers which take place on the first Wednesday of every month. All events are different allowing you to sample exquisite wines with the option to purchase afterwards.
Banque & Bohem, 39 Poole Hill
Wed 4 Jul, Wed 1 Aug

More details - Sculpture by the Lakes - Open Garden for NGS
Recently created modern garden with inspiration taken from all over the world. Described as a modern arcadia it follows traditions of the landscape movement, but for C21. Where sculpture has been placed, the planting palette has been kept simple, but dramatic, so that the work remains the star.
Sculpture by the Lakes, Dorchester
Wed 4 Jul

More details - Max Gate - Poetry at Max Gate: Thomas Hardy & others
Members of the New Hardy Players read inspiring seasonal poetry by Thomas Hardy and other associated writers. Suggested donation to the New Hardy Players of 3. Booking Not Needed.
Max Gate
Wed 4 Jul

More details - Bristol Old Vic Theatre School: The Mill on the Floss
Brought up at Dorlcote Mill, Maggie Tulliver worships her brother Tom and is desperate to win the approval of her parents, but her passionate, wayward nature and her fierce intelligence bring her into constant conflict with her family.
The Exchange Sturminster Newton
Wed 4 Jul

More details - Little Cliff - Open Garden for NGS
S-facing seaward, Little Cliff looks out over spectacular views of Lyme Bay. Spacious garden sloping down hillside through series of garden rooms where visual treats unfold. Vibrant herbaceous borders incl hot garden and bog garden intermingled with mature specimen trees, shrubs and wall climbers.
Little Cliff, Lyme Regis
Thu 5 Jul, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Brownsea Island - WW1 Guided Walk
A free guided walk that explores Brownsea’s WW1 connections in this special centenary year. Take a tour around the island and discover it’s significance during WW1 with one of our expert volunteers. Booking Essential. Phone: 0344 249 1895.
Brownsea Island
Fri 6 Jul

More details - Scared of Jazz – Jazz/RB Quartet - Celebrating Jazz by the Sea Festiva
www.scaredofjazz.com Four-piece band ‘Scared of Jazz’ celebrate the classic Hammond Organ sound of the 1950s & 60s, when organ trios or quartets blurred the lines between blues, R&B, and jazz.
The Cumberland Hotel - East Overcliff Drive - Bournemouth
Fri 6 Jul

More details - Studland Bay - Hawaii fish-O
Enjoy a one hour taster stand up paddleboard lesson followed by fish and chips at Knoll Beach Caf. Minimum age of 10 years if accompanied with an adult. Booking Essential. Phone: 01929 450500.
Studland Bay, Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset
Fri 6 Jul, Fri 13 Jul, Fri 20 Jul, Fri 27 Jul, Fri 3 Aug, Fri 10 Aug, Fri 17 Aug, Fri 24 Aug, Fri 31 Aug

More details - Kingston Lacy - Guided walk: Badbury Rings and High Wood
A walk with fascinating history, flora and fauna around the ancient Iron Age hill fort of Badbury Rings and the High Wood. Distance: 3 miles, Time: approx. 2 hours. An opportunity to discover some of the fascinating history, flora and fauna of the ancient Iron Age hill fort of Badbury Rings and High Wood.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Fri 6 Jul

More details - Military Band Concert, Band of the Bugles and Rifles.
A wonderful evening of music from the Band and Bugles of the Rifles at Canford School, Wimborne, to raise funds for SSAFA - The Armed Forces charity. The concert starts at 7.30pm and the bar will be open from 6.30pm if you would like a drink beforehand.
The Layard Theatre, Canford School, Wimborne, Dorset
Fri 6 Jul

14th UK Boogie Woogie Festival More details - 14th UK Boogie Woogie Festival
The 14th UK International Boogie Woogie Festival Hurricane storm Boogie hits North Dorset…. For 3 days Sturminster Newton comes alive with Boogie Woogie rhythm. Probably the biggest yet with many international players Artists have crossed continents to play, sing, dance, teach and entertain.
The Exchange, Old Market Hill, Sturminster Newton
Fri 6 Jul to Sun 8 Jul
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More details - Evening of Mediumship with Nikki Kitt - Ferndown
**THE BARRINGTON** Ferndown Friday 6th July - 7.30pm Tickets £12.00 - BOX Office : 01202 894858 www.ticketsource.co.
The Barrington Centre Penny’s Walk Ferndown
Fri 6 Jul

More details - Burton Bradstock - National Meadows Day at Cogden
Join us at Cogden, one mile east of Burton Bradstock, on the Jurassic Coast as we explore the meadows and discover the vibrant wildflowers, buzzing bees and beautiful butterflies which call them home. Explore the meadows and discover the vibrant wildflowers, buzzing bees and beautiful butterflies which call them home.
Burton Bradstock
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Opportunity to view tranquil new Harbour View Crematorium
Tapper Funeral Service is set to host an open day on Saturday, July 7 at its new private crematorium facility, Harbour View, in Lytchett Minster. Anyone is welcome to attend the event, giving guests the opportunity to view the unique new facilities in a relaxed setting.
Harbour View Woodland Burial Ground, Harbour Lodge, Randalls Hill, Poole
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Questa Voce: Rule, Britannia!
As part of our ongoing links with the First World War Centenary, we will be performing The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins again. As before, this will include the incredibly moving Armed Man Film to accompany the live music.
Lifecentre, 711-715 Wimborne Road, Moordown, Bournemouth
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Wallisdown little treasures preloved sale
Join us for a great collection of preloved toys, clothes, equipment and much more at great prices for your little treasures. We have complimentary goody bags for the first forty customers and tasty treats in our tea and coffee lounge. Now with EXTRA PARKING! Tasty treats and refreshments available.
St Marks Church, Wallisdown Road, Wallisdown
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Cranborne Manor Garden - Open Garden for NGS
Beautiful and historic garden laid out in C17 by John Tradescant and enlarged in C20, featuring several gardens surrounded by walls and yew hedges: blue and white garden, cottage style and mount gardens, water and wild garden. Many interesting plants, with fine trees and avenues.
Cranborne Manor Garden, Cranborne
Sat 7 Jul

More details - St Michael's Church Flower Festival
This year’s annual flower festival will be held on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July both days 10 till 5pm. Theme this is All living Creatures. Tea, coffee and cake will be served throughout the day. At 7pm there will be animal themed entertainment in the church provided by our local amateur dramatic group.
St Michael’s Church Owermoigne
Sat 7 Jul and Sun 8 Jul

More details - Tribute to ADELE
The Ark in Poole Park are thrilled to announce the first in a series of summer concerts, kicking off with the incredible Natalie Anne performing ‘Hometown Glory’ the UK’s number one Adele tribute act.
The Ark, Poole Park
Sat 7 Jul

More details - The Time Traveller's kitchen
The ’Time Traveller’s Kitchen’ shows you culinary delights from the 17th century, using ingredients from Purbeck’s land, sea and sky. Check website for more details, dogs on leads are welcome.
The Square National Trust Corfe Castle Wareham
Sat 7 Jul, Sun 8 Jul, Sat 14 Jul, Sun 15 Jul, Sat 21 Jul, Sun 22 Jul

More details - Pop-Up Baby & Children’s Nearly New Sale @ Hamworthy Park Fete
Hamworthy Park is great fun for the whole family. Large paddling pool, beach, swing park and wide open spaces means there’s something for everyone here. Saturday 7th July 2018 is Hamworthy Park’s annual Fete.
Hamworthy Park Lulworth Avenue Hamworthy Poole Dorset
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Studland Bay - Kayak Safari
Join a kayak instructor from Fore/Adventure and a Ranger from the National Trust for a seashore forage and birdwatching by kayak. Booking Essential. Phone: 01929 450500. Minimum age 14. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Studland Bay, Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Corfe Castle - Civil War Sutler
The ’Time Traveller’s Kitchen’ demonstrates culinary delights from the Seventeenth Century, using ingredients from Purbeck’s land, sea and sky. Ingredients, recipes and techniques will be demonstrated by the castle’s very own sutler from a replica Civil War field kitchen.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Sat 7 Jul, Sun 8 Jul, Sat 14 Jul, Sun 15 Jul, Sat 21 Jul, Sun 22 Jul

More details - Sketching the Head
Taking an experimental approach to create a sketchbook, recording the varied landscape of the head with multimedia materials such as charcoal, graphite, ink and wax to develop composition and a selective eye. Bring the sketchbook, packed lunch and a portable stool. All other materials provided.
Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre
Sun 8 Jul

More details - Historical Dance Class
Learn dances from England of the 15th to 19th centuries. Current period is Restoration, approx. 1660-1730. Taught by friendly historical dance specialist; no previous experience needed, nor partner, nor costume. Light loose clothes advised, and flexible low-heeled footwear. Good exercise, good music, good fun.
Royal British Legion Hall, Victoria Grove, Bridport
Sun 8 Jul

More details - Butterfly Walk
Join the Rangers for a Stour walk to discover some of the species of butterflies to be found on the reserve. Booking essential.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Mon 9 Jul

More details - Golden Cap - Jurassic Coast boat trip from Lyme Regis
Join us for a cruise along a stretch of Jurassic Coast, with a light commentary on all aspects of the coastline. Online bookings only via Stuart lines website. You have a choice of two circular trips: Lyme Regis heading east to West Bay and back - departing at 11am, returning at 1.30pm.
Golden Cap
Mon 9 Jul

More details - Braddocks - Open Garden for NGS
3 acres of plant-packed sloping gardens, conceived, planted and looked after by owner. ’A feast of a garden at all times of the year’. Wild flower meadows and water. Herbaceous, underplanted shrubs and roses of all types and hues. Shady woodland garden and fine mature specimen trees.
Braddocks, Bridport
Tue 10 Jul

More details - Kingston Lacy - Kingston Lacy house tickets
A lavish family home built to resemble an Italian Palace. There’s plenty to see, from grand, beautifully detailed carvings, to intimate family souvenirs. Book your timed ticket for the house. Normal admission applies. Both members and non-members must have a timed house entry ticket.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Tue 10 Jul to Fri 31 Aug

More details - Evening of Mediumship with Nikki Kitt - Bridport
** BRIDPORT LEISURE CENTRE **. Thursday 12th July - 7.30pm Tickets £10.00 Available online www.psychicmediumnikkikitt.co.uk Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is currently touring the UK with her successful Psychic / Mediumship Evenings.
Bridport Leisure Centre Brewery Fields Bridport
Thu 12 Jul

More details - Brownsea Island - Coastal wildlife walk
Join one of our experienced rangers and discover more about the creatures that make the Brownsea shoreline their home. Booking Essential. Phone: 01202 707744. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Brownsea Island
Fri 13 Jul

More details - Open Air Theatre: Pirates of Penzance
When a young man named Frederick leaves the band of pirates he was raised by to find true love and respectability, hilarity ensues. Pack a picnic to enjoy before the performance, seating is not provided so bring a rug or seat to sit on. Dogs on leads are welcome.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham
Fri 13 Jul

More details - Elvis Tribute Night - Followed by After Party Discotheque
Garry Foley as Elvis - www.elvisshow.co.uk Having spent quite a few years in Musical Theatre, Garry had the opportunity to enter into the Tribute world and fulfilled a life-long ambition to entertain people by singing Elvis’ music and has since travelled the world doing so.
The Cumberland Hotel - East Overcliff Drive - Bournemouth
Fri 13 Jul

More details - Corfe Castle - Open Air Theatre: The Pirates of Penzance
When a young man named Frederick leaves the band of pirates he was raised by to find true love and respectability, hilarity ensues. Pack a picnic to enjoy from 6.30pm before the performance begins at 7pm. Booking Essential. Phone: 0344 249 1895. Children 17 and under to be accompanied by an adult.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Fri 13 Jul

More details - Miracle Theatre's The Cherry Orchard
This summer, Miracle unpacks Chekhov’s bittersweet comedy about a once-wealthy family, whose idleness and extravagance have brought them to the brink of bankruptcy. Obstinate and self-absorbed, they are deaf to the rumblings of change which surrounds them, and unable to accept help when they need it.
Maumbury Rings
Fri 13 Jul

More details - A Summer Concert of Brazilian and French Choral Music
The Grange Choral Society are performing a concert of Brazilian and French Choral Music directed by Marcio da Silva. Organ: Christopher Dowie. Requiem - Pe.J.M. Nunes Garcia, Gloria - Poulenc, Ave Maria - Villa Lobos, Ave Maria-Marcio da Silva, 3 Chansons - Debussy.
Christchurch Priory
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Cave Painting
Join John House to a cave painting session. Create some unique artwork to take home, using various materials. This events are suitable for children and adults.
Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Bee day at Knoll Gardens
Open your eyes to the wonderful world of bees at this special event set in Knoll’s beautiful naturalistic garden.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Sat 14 Jul

More details - CREAM TEAS WEEKEND - Raising funds to fight Motor Neurone Disease
What could be better after a drive out in the Dorset countryside than tea and cake? This event, courtesy of the Mackrell Charity, is where you can enjoy a traditional cream tea or indulge yourself with a slice of delicious home made cake.
The Old School, Church Street, Sturminster Marshall
Sat 14 Jul and Sun 15 Jul

More details - Broomhill - Open Garden for NGS
Once a farmyard now a delightful, tranquil garden set in 1½ acres. Island beds and borders are planted with shrubs, roses, masses of unusual perennials and choice annuals to give vibrancy and colour into the autumn.
Broomhill, Dorchester
Sun 15 Jul, Sun 12 Aug

More details - Colours of the Head
Using paints of your choice -oil, watercolour, and/or oil/chalk pastels to develop a response to the colours of the landscape. Some materials provided. Please bring a sketchbook, paints and brushes of your choice, a portable stool and a packed lunch. Suitable for all levels of ability.
Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre
Sun 15 Jul

Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars More details - Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars
Now in its 15th year with the largest display of Vintage, Classic & Supercars in the South West – Celebrating 70yrs of Land Rover plus display of 2000 cars and providing a great day out for both the dedicated car enthusiast and the family.
Sherborne Castle
Sun 15 Jul
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More details - Moth Morning
Join the Rangers to learn the names of the colourful and varied moths caught overnight. No need to book.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Mon 16 Jul

More details - Tree Walk
Take a stroll with the Rangers to find out about the trees to be found in the Stour Valley Local Nature Reserve. No need to book.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Mon 16 Jul

More details - Needle Felting for adults
Join craft expert Debra Marsh to learn some of the basics of needle felting, and then take your work home with you.
Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre
Tue 17 Jul

More details - Miracle Theatre's The Cherry Orchard
This summer, Miracle unpacks Chekhov’s bittersweet comedy about a once-wealthy family, whose idleness and extravagance have brought them to the brink of bankruptcy. Obstinate and self-absorbed, they are deaf to the rumblings of change which surrounds them, and unable to accept help when they need it.
The Square and Compass
Wed 18 Jul

More details - The Secret Garden and Serles House - Open Garden for NGS
Alan Titchmarsh described this amusingly creative garden as one of the best 10 private gardens in Britain. The ingenious use of unusual plants complements the imaginative treasure trove of garden objects dart. The enchanting house is also open.
The Secret Garden and Serles House, Wimborne
Thu 19 Jul, Sun 22 Jul, Sun 29 Jul, Thu 2 Aug, Sun 5 Aug, Sun 19 Aug, Sun 26 Aug, Mon 27 Aug, Thu 30 Aug, Sat 1 Sep, Sun 2 Sep, Sun 9 Sep

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
Thu 19 Jul, Thu 26 Jul, Thu 2 Aug, Thu 9 Aug, Thu 16 Aug, Thu 23 Aug, Thu 30 Aug

More details - Larmer Tree Festival 2018
Larmer Tree Festival returns 19th - 22nd July 2018! Over the last 27 years, the event has cemented itself as one of the UK’s most loved and long standing festivals thanks to the combination of its breath-taking location, outstanding line ups and breadth of activities on offer.
Larmer Tree, Tollard Royal, Salisbury
Thu 19 Jul to Sun 22 Jul

More details - Brownsea Island - Moth Walk and Camp
Go on a guided walk and camp overnight. Help our Rangers set up moths traps, camp overnight at the campsite and then get up early to see which incredible moths live on the island. Booking Essential. Phone: 0344 2491895.
Brownsea Island
Fri 20 Jul, Sat 21 Jul, Fri 17 Aug, Sat 18 Aug

More details - Bat Walk with Jan Freeborn
Enjoy a special evening stroll as you search for Knoll’s most elusive night-time visitors. Using the latest technology and years of experience, Jan will help you identify the bats you see and hear, and attract them down for a closer look.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Fri 20 Jul

More details - Hardys Cottage - Biodiversity Day
Come along to Hardy’s Cottage and meet our team of Volunteer Ecologists. They will be setting up moth traps to collect data about the variety of species that can be found in Hardy’s garden. The moths will be displayed in dishes so you can have a close loo. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Hardys Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester
Fri 20 Jul

More details - Guided Walk, Beautiful Butterflies with Keith Powrie
Locate and identify Knoll’s many butterflies with the expert help of Keith Powrie who has been recording butterfly sightings in the garden for many years.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Fri 20 Jul

More details - Coastal Comedy presents the incredible Paul Thorne!
as seen on: The Stand Up Show (BBC One) The Comedy Store (Comedy Central) and many more! “A must-see comedian” The Guardian “Amiable cheekiness and easy banter make him a hit with audiences…masterfully delivered” chortle Paul Thorne is a topical comedian, whose finely crafted material and quirky songs have...
Lighthouse 21 Kingland Road Poole
Sat 21 Jul

More details - 13th Leigh Food Fair and Vintage/Classic Car/Bike Show
Taste and buy some of the best food and drink on offer from local producers. The Stallholders will include:- Alweston Jam and Chutney Empire, , Chocolate Arthouse, Dorset Blue Viney, Dorset Pie Company, Devon Fishcakes, Fussels Fine Foods, James’s Cheeses, James’s Forager Spirit, Lavender Blue Food Company,...
Leigh Village Hall, Leigh, Sherborne
Sat 21 Jul

More details - Emergency Services Family Fun Day
Our annual Emergency Services Family Fun Day is returning for 2018! This FREE, fun family day out will feature real fire demos, Drone Demo, vehicle displays, Face painting, FireFit (the fire service fitness test for kids) and more! A great way for all to see what your emergency services get up to.
Kings Park, Bournemouth
Sat 21 Jul

More details - Summertime Song - an afternoon concert with Dorset Chamber Choir
An afternoon concert of light music, perfects for a summer’s day. Faure - Cantique de Jean Racine, Rutter - The Sprig of Thyme, Whitacre - The Seal Lullaby, Joel - Goodnight my Angel, Sacred motets by Palestrina, Tallis and Anon and a selection of Summer madrigals. Musical Director: John Watkins.
Barrington Theatre, Ferndown
Sat 21 Jul

More details - Jurassic Coast Challenge
A Poole Harbour start, then along the spectacular Jurassic Coast - a World Heritage Site since 2001. It’s up and down through Lulworth Cove to the Weymouth half way point, then past Portland Bill and the unique Chesil Beach to West Bay’s famous sandstone cliffs (of TV’s Broadchurch fame) - before a...
Poole Harbour / Bridport
Sat 21 Jul and Sun 22 Jul

More details - Holy Trinity Primary School Garden - Open Garden for NGS
An award winning wildlife garden, started in 2008 with the donation of a winning RHS Show Garden. Childrens raised beds, large wildlife pond, WWII garden with Anderson shelter, tranquil Memory Corner, Dorset’s largest living willow classroom, small orchard and bird garden.
Holy Trinity Primary School Garden, Weymouth
Sat 21 Jul and Sun 22 Jul

More details - Pound Puppy Animal Rescue Fun Dog Show and Annual Reunion Barbeque
Our annual get together gives the foster parents the opportunity to see the dogs we have bathed, loved, nursed and wanted to keep - again! Bring a blanket or chair with you. Anyone with any bric-a-brac can bring it with them and we will store it for the next fund raising day.
NORDEN FARM, CORFE CASTLE - on the A351 between Wareham and Corfe Castle
Sun 22 Jul

More details - Well Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
1 acre garden brought back to life over last 5½ yrs. There is now much more light after some trees were taken down and new areas have been cultivated. The planting is intended to be natural and the emphasis is very much on colour.
Well Cottage, Bridport
Sun 22 Jul and Mon 23 Jul

More details - 22 Holt Road - Open Garden for NGS
¾ acre walled garden for all seasons. Garden seating throughout the diverse planting areas, incl Mediterranean courtyard garden and wisteria pergola. Walk up slope beside rill and bog garden to raised bed vegetable garden. Return through shrubbery and rockery back to waterfall cascading into a pebble beach.
22 Holt Road, Poole
Sun 22 Jul

More details - Dragonflies and Damselflies
Learn to identify these colourful insects, which are common along the river and by the ponds reserve. No need to book.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Mon 23 Jul

More details - Corfe Castle - Seventeenth century murder mystery evenings
Enjoy an evening picnic within the castle ruins and then join our hosts as they move through the castle. Can you solve the seventeenth century mystery of the lost treasure' Local drama group Double Act present an evening of murder and mystery in the castle grounds.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Wed 25 Jul, Wed 1 Aug, Wed 8 Aug, Wed 15 Aug

More details - 17th century murder mystery evenings
Local drama group Double Act present an evening of murder and mystery in the castle grounds. Can you solve the seventeenth century mystery of the lost treasure? Bring a picnic and enjoy the evening atmosphere in our ruined castle.
National Trust The square Corfe Castle Wareham -
Wed 25 Jul, Wed 1 Aug, Wed 8 Aug, Wed 15 Aug

More details - Kingston Lacy - Outdoor theatre: The Merchant of Venice
Shakespeare’s great courtroom drama is by turns thrilling, funny, romantic and unsettling. International award-winning Illyria promise a production to keep you on the edge of your seat!
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Thu 26 Jul

More details - Kingston Lacy - Summer holiday fun
This summer discover the how the women of the house enjoyed the summer holidays with their children and families. This is part of Kingston Lacy’s ’Beyond the Portrait’ portray four key women in the history of the estate. This summer connect with these sto. Booking Not Needed.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Thu 26 Jul to Sun 2 Sep

More details - Knoll Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Taking its inspiration from the natural world, Knolls naturalistic planting style mimics nature, building on the way plants co-exist to create a glorious garden packed with year-round interest. Practical planting ideas abound.
Knoll Gardens, Wimborne
Fri 27 Jul, Fri 7 Sep

More details - "By the Sea"
Children’s craft and art workshop - use various materials to create a canvas picture portraying the natural beauties of Hengistbury Head
Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre
Fri 27 Jul

More details - National Garden Scheme Open Day
The NGS is the most significant charitable funder of nursing charities in the country having donated over £50m to date. Your visit today will help its work.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Fri 27 Jul, Fri 7 Sep

More details - Puncknowle Fete
Puncknowle Fete 2:30 - 4:30pm Saturday 28th July 2018 Everything a “proper village fete has” and more. Grand Draw Prizes £100 cash, Tripp 3pc Nest luggage + other great prizes. Home-made Teas. Free Parking. Entry £1.00, children under 12’s free. In aid of St Mary’s Church.
Puncknowle Manor, Church Street, Puncknowle
Sat 28 Jul

More details - Corfe Castle - Civil War encampment
Take a step back in time this summer holidays to the English Civil War (1642 - 1651), where a journey of discovery and intrigue awaits. Discover the secrets of musketry and gunpowder and maybe even test your skills on our musket range.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Sat 28 Jul to Fri 31 Aug

More details - 44 Lower Blandford Road - Open Garden for NGS
Exotic garden full of bananas, palms and lush tropical planting, the garden is filled to the brim with unusual and rare plants, many seldom seen in British gardens.
44 Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone Poole
Sat 28 Jul, Sun 29 Jul, Sat 18 Aug, Sun 19 Aug

More details - Great Dorset Chilli Festival
The Hottest Day Out In Dorset - The Great Dorset Chilli Festival - Wimborne St Giles, Dorset Food Festival The festival will be held on the last weekend in July 2018 and we are looking forward to another great day out for chilli enthusiasts, food lovers and families.
St Giles Park, Wimborne St Giles
Sat 28 Jul and Sun 29 Jul

More details - Charity Football Match & Evening Entertainment
A (Prostate Cancer) Charity Football Match followed by evening entertainment from The Mangledwurzels. Contact the venue for details manorfarmholidaycentre.co.uk
Manor Farm Bar & Take Away, Manor Farm Holiday Centre, The Street, Charmouth, Bridport, Dorset
Sat 28 Jul

More details - Go Mad4Animals at Brewery Square
Brewery Square, Dorchester, will be hosting the team behind Mad4Animals in an afternoon of free entertainment on Saturday, July 28 from 12pm until 3pm. Mad4Animals delivers fun and educational shows all about animals, their habitats and features hands-on sections as a part of the interactive show.
21 Weymouth Ave, Dorchester
Sat 28 Jul

More details - Summer holidays at Corfe Castle:Civil War encampment
Get hands on with history this summer and take a step back in time to the English Civil War (1642-1651), where a journey of discovery and intrigue awaits. Check the website for more details, dogs on leads are welcome.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham
Sat 28 Jul to Sun 2 Sep

More details - Manor Farm, Hampreston - Open Garden for NGS
Traditional farmhouse garden designed and cared for by 3 generations of the Trehane family through over 100yrs of farming and gardening at Hampreston. Garden is noted for its herbaceous borders and rose beds within box and yew hedges. Mature shrubbery, water and bog garden. Open for hellebores and snowdrops in Feb.
Manor Farm, Hampreston, Wimborne
Sun 29 Jul, Wed 1 Aug, Sun 12 Aug

More details - 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'). Created over 40 yrs it offers enormous variety with rose, Mediterranean courtyard and woodland gardens, herbaceous borders and cherry tree and camellia walk.
Western Gardens, Poole
Sun 29 Jul

More details - 7-11s Summer School: The Greatest Circus
Roll Up Roll Up! Come One, Come All! For one summer only, Watford Palace introduces The Greatest Circus!
West End Community Association Hall Littlefield Sherborne
Mon 30 Jul to Fri 3 Aug

Pirates of the Pavilion - Weymouth’s Summer Pantomime! More details - Pirates of the Pavilion - Weymouth's Summer Pantomime!
Pirates of the Pavilion, Weymouth’s Popular Summer Pantomime, is now in it’s 5th successful season and sails back into the Pavilion Theatre this summer for more swashbuckling family fun!
The Weymouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Weymouth
Mon 30 Jul, Tue 31 Jul, Mon 6 Aug, Tue 7 Aug, Mon 13 Aug, Tue 14 Aug, Mon 20 Aug, Tue 21 Aug, Mon 27 Aug to Wed 29 Aug
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More details - Brownsea Island - Be a ranger for the day
An opportunity to find out what it would be like to be a ranger on Brownsea Island and to learn some bush craft skills. One of our Outdoor Centre rangers will show you how we look after Brownsea and give you the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in.
Brownsea Island
Mon 30 Jul, Mon 13 Aug

More details - Ceramic Workshop
Come and create a unique piece of glazed pottery. 30-minutes slots available throughout the day. Suitable for children and adults (children must be supervised). The work will be kiln-fired and will then need collecting from the Visitor Centre at a later date.
Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre
Thu 2 Aug

More details - Miracle Theatre's The Cherry Orchard
This summer, Miracle unpacks Chekhov’s bittersweet comedy about a once-wealthy family, whose idleness and extravagance have brought them to the brink of bankruptcy. Obstinate and self-absorbed, they are deaf to the rumblings of change which surrounds them, and unable to accept help when they need it.
Springhead Gardens
Thu 2 Aug

More details - Kingston Lacy - Outdoor theatre: The Tempest
Join the Lord Chamberlain’s Men for this play of soaring poetry, high comedy and tender love, Shakespeare’s late, great gem, examines the power of true love, our capacity for vengeance and what it takes to forgive.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Thu 2 Aug

More details - Miracle Theatre Company: The Cherry Orchard
A once-wealthy family faces ruin as society teeters on the brink of cataclysmic change… This summer, Miracle Theatre unpacks Chekhov’s bittersweet comedy about a once-wealthy family, whose idleness and extravagance have brought them to the brink of bankruptcy.
Springhead Gardens Fontmell Magna Shaftesbury SP7 ONU
Thu 2 Aug

More details - Miracle Theatre's The Cherry Orchard
This summer, Miracle unpacks Chekhov’s bittersweet comedy about a once-wealthy family, whose idleness and extravagance have brought them to the brink of bankruptcy. Obstinate and self-absorbed, they are deaf to the rumblings of change which surrounds them, and unable to accept help when they need it.
Higher Orchard, Sandford Orcas
Fri 3 Aug

More details - Miracle Theatre Company: The Cherry Orchard
A once-wealthy family faces ruin as society teeters on the brink of cataclysmic change… This summer, Miracle Theatre unpacks Chekhov’s bittersweet comedy about a once-wealthy family, whose idleness and extravagance have brought them to the brink of bankruptcy.
Sandford Orcas Higher Orchard Sherborne
Fri 3 Aug

More details - Knoll Gardens Foundation Volunteer Recruitment Open Day
The Knoll Gardens Foundation is a charity set up to promote sustainable, wildlife friendly gardening. This special open day is your chance to find out about the charity and the volunteering opportunities it offers.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Fri 3 Aug

More details - Kingston Lacy - Guided walk: Shapwick and Tarrant Crawford
A walk through fields and along the river Stour, including a visit to a beautiful rural church. Distance: 6 miles. Time: approx. 2 - 3 hours.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Fri 3 Aug

More details - Brownsea Island - The history of Scouting on Brownsea Island
Over a hundred years ago a seed was sown when a group of boys took part in an outdoor camping experience and from that moment, one of the largest voluntary organisations grew. In 1907, led by Lord Baden Powell, the first every scout camp took place on Brownsea Island.
Brownsea Island
Fri 3 Aug

More details - Kingston Lacy - Guided estate walks
Enjoy the opportunity to experience Kingston Lacy park and estate on a range of beautiful estate walks throughout the year. Walks take place on the first Friday (excluding January) and 3rd Monday of each month (excluding December). Please see website for more details regarding dates, times and meeting points.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Fri 3 Aug, Mon 20 Aug

More details - The Story of Guitar Heroes
“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 experience in one amazing show!
Weymouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorset,
Fri 3 Aug

More details - The Dorset Arts & Crafts Summer Exhibition 2018
The unmissable art and craft show of the summer is The Dorset Arts & Crafts Summer Exhibition which runs from Friday 3rd to Tuesday 7th August 2018. It’s where you will find some of the best contemporary and heritage crafts in Dorset.
Purbeck School, Worgret Road, Wareham
Fri 3 Aug to Tue 7 Aug

More details - Upton Little Treasures Sale - Full of preloved and nearly new items for your little treasures
Our baby and children sales are the perfect way for you to buy and sell your little treasures pre-loved items. Whether you are expecting your first or have little treasures 0-10 years old, here is where you will find those amazing items at great prices.
Upton Community Centre, Poole Road, Upton
Sat 4 Aug

More details - Noël Coward's 'Private Lives'
Award Winning ’Shooting Stars Theatre Company’ return to the White Horse Inn, Stourpaine with their touring open air production of Noël Coward’s ’Private Lives’. “I think very few people are completely normal really deep down in their private lives.
The White Horse Inn, Shaston Road, Stourpaine, Nr. Blandford
Sat 4 Aug and Sun 5 Aug

More details - Miracle Theatre Company: The Cherry Orchard
A once-wealthy family faces ruin as society teeters on the brink of cataclysmic change… This summer, Miracle Theatre unpacks Chekhov’s bittersweet comedy about a once-wealthy family, whose idleness and extravagance have brought them to the brink of bankruptcy.
Kimmeridge Bay Wareham
Sat 4 Aug

More details - Miracle Theatre's The Cherry Orchard
This summer, Miracle unpacks Chekhov’s bittersweet comedy about a once-wealthy family, whose idleness and extravagance have brought them to the brink of bankruptcy. Obstinate and self-absorbed, they are deaf to the rumblings of change which surrounds them, and unable to accept help when they need it.
Kimmeridge Bay
Sat 4 Aug

More details - Garden Wildlife Walk
Reconnect with nature on this special wildlife discovery walk in Knoll’s naturalistic garden. Suitable for adults and older children only, activities will be weather dependant but could include looking for nectaring insects on the flowering perennials, opening a moth trap to reveal the garden’s night time visitors,...
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Sat 4 Aug

More details - Poole Country Fair
All day entertainment which may include birds of prey, working dogs, children’s entertainment as well as arts, crafts, gifts and food marquees.
Upton Country Park, Poole, Dorset
Sat 4 Aug and Sun 5 Aug

More details - Holworth Farmhouse - Open Garden for NGS
This unusual garden is tucked away without being isolated and has an atmosphere of extraordinary peace and tranquility. At no point do visitors perceive any idea of the whole, but have to discover, by degrees and at every turn, its element of surprise, its variety of features and its appreciation of space.
Holworth Farmhouse, Dorchester
Sun 5 Aug

More details - 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. Exuberantly planted terrace, purple and white beds. Box parterres, mature trees, pond, fernery, ha-ha, pleached hornbeam circle. 10 acres woodland walks.
The Old Rectory, Pulham, Dorchester
Sun 5 Aug, Thu 9 Aug

More details - Family Fun Day & Novelty Dog Show
www.margaretgreenanimalrescue.org.uk/Church_Knowle_Family_Fun_Day_Novelty_Dog_Show.html
Church Knowle Rehoming and Visitor Centre, Margaret Green Animal Rescue, Church Knowle, Wareham, Dorset
Sun 5 Aug

More details - 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. Sculptures and paintings hide among the flowers and shrubs.
Annalal’s Gallery, Christchurch
Sun 5 Aug

More details - 10 Brookdale Close - Open Garden for NGS
Described as a ’little piece of paradise’, our 70 foot by 50 foot garden is centred around a wildlife pond and tumbling waterfall. A rich kaleidoscope of colour combining both tropical and cottage garden with tree ferns, bananas, lilies, grasses, and beautiful perennials with a different view at every turn.
10 Brookdale Close, Broadstone
Sun 5 Aug, Sun 12 Aug

More details - The Local Family Fun Day 05/08/18
FREE facepaint for the first 50 children through the door thanks to Make Up Creations! Areas within the funday:- Arts, Craft & Gifts BBQ, Wraps, Jacket Potatoes, Pop Up Tea Room, Crepes, Hotdogs Character Appearances Face Painting FREE Childrens Entertainment Free Live Entertainment throughout the day Mini...
Magna Road, Canford Magna, Wimborne
Sun 5 Aug

More details - Poetry Along the Stour
(for children) A walk, stand and connect with the river session lead by a local poet. Booking essential.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Tue 7 Aug

More details - Kingston Lacy - Outdoor theatre: Treasure Island
When Jim Hawkins discovers a treasure map amongst the possessions of the late ’Captain’ Billy Bones, it hurtles him in to a cat and mouse game with dangerous pirates, taking him across the World to ’Treasure Island’.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Tue 7 Aug

More details - Knoll Gardens Foundation Annual Garden Wildlife Survey
Join wildlife volunteers and experts from the Dorset Wildlife Trust and other experts, as they discover more about Knoll’s garden wildlife and help survey the garden. Suitable for all ages, beginners and experts alike everyone is welcome to come along and get involved. No pre-booking required.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Tue 7 Aug

More details - Butterfly Bunting
Join Debra for this lovely craft activity for children. Make some colourful butterfly bunting to take home with you.
Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre
Tue 7 Aug

More details - Matchstick Fleet Exhibition
For more than 60 years master modeller Philip Warren has been painstakingly creating an armada of every Royal Navy warship afloat, in service or setting sail since the Second World War ... out of matchsticks and wooden matchboxes. The models are based on drawings, plans and photographs of the real ships.
Nothe Fort Barrack Road Weymouth
Fri 10 Aug to Mon 27 Aug

More details - Parkstone Connect 'Wild Wild West' Theme Day
The now legendary Parkstone Connect Theme day returns for it’s eighth year running with a brand new theme and the usual great variety of stalls, activities and fun entertainment for all the family. Of course it’s fancy dress too. Still FREE, still promising to be a great day out and not to be missed.
Parkstone Connect, Croft Road, Poole, Dorset.
Fri 10 Aug

More details - Elvis Tribute Night - Followed by After Party Discotheque
Garry Foley as Elvis - www.elvisshow.co.uk Having spent quite a few years in Musical Theatre, Garry had the opportunity to enter into the Tribute world and fulfilled a life-long ambition to entertain people by singing Elvis’ music and has since travelled the world doing so.
The Cumberland Hotel - East Overcliff Drive - Bournemouth
Fri 10 Aug

More details - WAREHAM SUMMER SALE - For the Motor Neurone Disease Association
Our annual visit to Wareham Town Hall where we will have stalls selling cakes, plants, garden produce, books, bric-a-brac, crafts & lots more! The Town Hall is in the centre of the town and easily acccessible with public car parking close by. Come and have a great day out!
Wareham Town Hall, East Street, Wareham
Sat 11 Aug

More details - The Story Of The Beach Boys® A Tribute
The Story Of The Beach Boys® A Tribute Presented here is a unique opportunity to hear a comprehensive selection of chart hits America’s biggest pop band ever recorded including: God Only Knows - Good Vibrations - I Get Around - Surfin’ USA - Fun Fun Fun - California Girls - Sloop John B and many more that you will
Marine Theatre, Church St, Lyme Regis
Sat 11 Aug

More details - Studland Bay - Stars at the beach
As part of Purbeck Film Festival, we present outdoor cinema at the beach with fish and chips. Booking Essential. Phone: 01929 450500.
Studland Bay, Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset
Sat 11 Aug

More details - Harcombe House - Open Garden for NGS
Landscaped into the hillside 500ft above the Char Valley with spectacular views across Charmouth and Lyme Bay, the ¾ acre garden, maintained by the owners, is laid out as a series of gravel paths and terraces connected by steps.
Harcombe House, Bridport
Sat 11 Aug, Sun 12 Aug, Tue 14 Aug

More details - Summer Craft Fair - Kinson
We are looking forward to our lovely Craft Fairs and what better time of year to do so. Enjoy having those lovely hand crafted decorations along with gifts and maybe even treat yourself to a few. We have local ladies and gentlemen that spend their valuable time making some truly amazing pieces.
Kinson Community Centre, Pelhams Park Millhams Rd, Bournemouth
Sat 11 Aug

More details - Wild Flower Walk
Join the Rangers to see what’s in flower along the Stour. No need to book.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Mon 13 Aug

More details - Blandford Art Society Open Exhibition
A long running annual exhibition for local Dorset artists, professional and amateur alike to showcase their work. The exhibition will be larger than ever this year and include an exhibition by Blandford School students and works by busary winner Ella O’Loughlan.
The Corn Exchange, Blandford Forum
Mon 13 Aug to Sat 18 Aug

More details - Flower Arranging
Tutor Debra Marsh will help you to put together your own arrangement. All flowers and tuition provided.
Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre
Tue 14 Aug

More details - Make a Clay Starfish
Debra is back with this very popular event for children. Make a starfish using clay.
Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre
Thu 16 Aug

More details - Squashbox Theatre: Tales from the Trees
Meet Craig, the friendly Forest Ranger and resident tree expert. It’s his job to make sure the woods are a peaceful and happy place, but he’s having a tough time of it today!
Durlston Country Park Swanage
Fri 17 Aug

More details - Squashbox Theatre: Tales from the Trees
Meet Craig, the friendly Forest Ranger and resident tree expert. It’s his job to make sure the woods are a peaceful and happy place, but he’s having a tough time of it today!
Child Okeford Village Hall Blandford Forum
Sat 18 Aug

More details - Ragged Victorians Victorian  reenactment weekend
The ’Ragged Victorians – ‘The Great Unwashed’ are an award winning living history group, re-enacting the lower classes of Victorian England, c1851.
Note Fort Barrack Road Weymouth
Sat 18 Aug and Sun 19 Aug

More details - 22 Holt Road - Open Garden for NGS
¾ acre walled garden for all seasons. Garden seating throughout the diverse planting areas, incl Mediterranean courtyard garden and wisteria pergola. Walk up slope beside rill and bog garden to raised bed vegetable garden. Return through shrubbery and rockery back to waterfall cascading into a pebble beach.
22 Holt Road, Poole
Sun 19 Aug

More details - International Orangutan Day
Bring a special treat for the orangutans to receive a special orangutan present! Help us celebrate all things orangutan, with stalls, fun trails, and talks.
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre Longthorns Wareham Dorset
Sun 19 Aug

More details - Stour Valley Bioblitz
Join the Rangers and a host of local experts to see how many plant and animal species we can record. Start at 6am with a bird walk. For the details of all the events during the day, visit our Facebook page or phone 01202 451548.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Sun 19 Aug

More details - Kingston Lacy - Out of hours guided walks
Enjoy the opportunity to experience Kingston Lacy park and estate, including some areas not normally accessible, before the grounds open to the public. The walks will be a gentle stroll of approximately 3 miles starting from the main Kingston Lacy car park. Finish in time for a coffee with the group in the caf.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Mon 20 Aug

More details - Ceramic Workshop
Come and create a unique piece of glazed pottery. 30-minutes slots available throughout the day. Suitable for children and adults (children must be supervised). The work will be kiln-fired and then need collecting from the Visitor Centre at a later date.
Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre
Tue 21 Aug

More details - Circus Vegas
Special offer - 2 for 1 on any seat any day! Simply call the box office – 07904428555 and quote ’Juggler’ to receive the deal. Circus Vegas arrives in the UK for its first full British tour.
Lodmoor Country Park
Thu 23 Aug to Mon 27 Aug

More details - Melplash Show
The Melplash Show is packed full of exhibits including livestock, horses, homecrafts & horticulture. With over 350 trade stands selling everything from locally produced food to tractor and plenty in between!
West Bay Show Ground, Bridport
Thu 23 Aug

More details - Little Women
Chapterhouse Theatre Company is proud to present the timeless story of Little Women, based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott. Join Chapterhouse as four sisters - Jo, Beth, Meg and Amy - tell the story of their life during the Civil War in America.
Athelhampton House and Gardens, Dorchester
Fri 24 Aug

More details - Cinema under the stars
This August bank holiday, Purbeck Film Festival presents open air cinema at Corfe Castle. Come and experience the magic of watching a film with family and friends from the castle ruins.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham
Fri 24 Aug to Sun 26 Aug

More details - Corfe Castle - Cinema under the stars
This August bank holiday, Purbeck Film Festival present open air cinema at Corfe Castle. Come and experience the magic of watching a film with family and friends within the castle ruins. Friday 24 August: Paddington 2 (PG) Saturday 25 August: Bedknobs and Broomsticks (PG) Sunday 26 August: Dunkirk (12A).
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Fri 24 Aug to Sun 26 Aug

More details - Melon Madness!
Every child who brings a melon for the primates receives a free Monkey World badge over the bank holiday weekend.
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre Longthorns Wareham Dorset
Sat 25 Aug to Mon 27 Aug

More details - Decades - Story of the Man Band - Followed by After Party Discotheque
www.decadeslive.co.uk Join Steven, Terry and Russell go on a journey through the Decades and experience the man bands that changed the music game forever.
The Cumberland Hotel - East Overcliff Drive - Bournemouth
Sat 25 Aug

More details - Halstock Fete & Flower Show
This a traditional Flower Show and Fete with all profits going to local and national charities. The Flower show invites entries for various home grown vegetable and flower categories as well as a childrens, photographic, craft and home made cakes & preserves competitions.
Halstock Village Hall
Sat 25 Aug

More details - Brownsea Island - Outdoor Activity Day - August Bank Holiday
Join the Outdoor Centre Team for a session of archery or low ropes. Book one session or both on the same day. These sessions will take place on our new low ropes course and fully equipped archery course.
Brownsea Island
Sun 26 Aug

More details - Bark in the Park 2018
Pound Puppy Animal Rescue, in association with the Friends of Fisherman’s Walk, are holding their Annual Fun Dog Show at Fishermans Walk, Southbourne, on Bank Holiday Monday - 27th August. Bring your dogs along and enter some of the dozen fun categories, you may win a Rosette & some fun treats for them!
Fisherman’s Walk, Southbourne, Bournemouth
Mon 27 Aug

More details - 7 Mile Loop of the River Stour
Join the Rangers on this fascinating guided walk along the Stour. Rounded off with a cream tea! Booking essential.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Mon 27 Aug

More details - Dorset Plane Pull
Dorset Plane Pull is a unique and exciting fundraising event which will help raise vital funds for Parkinson’s UK. The concept is quite simple really - a group of 20 people will attempt to pull a Boeing 737 weighing in at 35,000kg a distance of 50 metres.
Bournemouth Airport
Mon 27 Aug

More details - The Mellor Sisters - from The Blitz to The Ritz - Celebrating The Bour
www.themellorsisters.com Come fly with The Mellor Sisters, the act of choice for the RAF and the Red Arrows.
The Cumberland Hotel - East Overcliff Drive - Bournemouth
Thu 30 Aug

More details - "Come fly with me"
Children’s craft and art workshop. Design and make a unique air show souvenir on canvas, capturing the vibrant calours that the Red Arrows create.
Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre
Fri 31 Aug

More details - Paw Patrol Live 2018! The Great Pirate Adventure
Paw Patrol Live 2018! The Great Pirate Adventure: Tickets avaiable.
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC), Bournemouth
Sat 1 Sep and Sun 2 Sep

More details - Bridport Ceilidhs, Sat 1st September
Dance to the music of "GIG CB ! " (The George Inn Giant Ceilidh Band) with caller Chris Shaw, on the weekend of the great Bridport Hat Festival. Enter the spirit of the occasion by wearing a suitable titfer (prizes to be won) !
Church House (St Marys) Hall, South Street, Bridport
Sat 1 Sep

More details - Illyria Open Air Theatre company presents: The Hounds of the Baskerville
The original and greatest literary detective of them all, Sherlock Holmes, and his assistant Doctor Watson, tackle the most baffling case of their careers in this faithful, cheeky but chilling adaptation... Who killed Sir Charles Baskerville?
The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham
Wed 5 Sep

More details - Murder Mystery Themed Dinner - Sherlock Holmes & the Blue Majesty
Join Sherlock Holmes in solving the case of Blue Majesty. A record breaking diamond of 3,000 carats has been unearthed in a mine in Botswana. This whopper will give more than 1,000 diamonds, from small specimens to a flawless beauty of 300 carats which will be called Blue Majesty.
The Cumberland Hotel - East Overcliff Drive - Bournemouth
Fri 7 Sep

More details - Swanage Folk Festival - A community based folk festival with concerts, dance displays and craft fair
From Friday 7th September to Sunday 9th September our small seaside town on the beautiful Jurassic coast of Dorset will fill up with hundreds of colourful dancers and the town will resonate to the sound of bells jingling, sticks thwacking and excellent music.
Sandpit Field, Shore Road, Swanage
Fri 7 Sep to Sun 9 Sep

More details - Civil War: Betrayed
Experience musket drills, weaponry displays and ’The Betrayal’: a dramatic re-enactment of when the castle was finally taken in 1645. Check websites for timings, please be aware that there will be loud bangs from the musket drills that may be stressful for dogs and young children.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle
Sat 8 Sep and Sun 9 Sep

More details - Saying Goodbye Service - Wimborne
Saying Goodbye are an International baby loss support charity (part of the Mariposa Trust. ) Since 2012, 100 services have been held across the UK, France & North America, the services are completely free and open to anyone of any faith or no faith.
Wimborne Minster, Wimborne
Sun 9 Sep

More details - Broadway to Bournemouth Starring Laura Fealy, Lea Martin & Paul Shinar
A fun night out guaranteed Celebrating Musical Theatre Music with a contemporary twist 2 Courses £25.00 / 3 Courses £29.00 (Show Only & Drinks Package £10.00) OVERNIGHT PACKAGE £149.00 Double or Twin including 3 course Dinner with Breakfast.
The Cumberland Hotel - East Overcliff Drive - Bournemouth
Wed 12 Sep

More details - Ornamental Grass Masterclass
Spend the afternoon with the UK’s leading authority on ornamental grasses as Knoll Gardens owner, Neil Lucas shares his wealth of knowledge and draws from personal experience and Knoll’s stunning autumn displays to provide practical advice.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Thu 13 Sep, Thu 4 Oct

More details - Baby & Children’s Charity Nearly New Sale
Baby & children’s nearly new sale selling toys, books, clothes, equipment etc (ages 0-12). Raising funds for Poole Hospital charity SPRING. Admission £1 to include refreshments. Homemade cakes on sale too.
Broadstone Methodist Church, Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone
Sat 15 Sep

More details - Better plant and garden photography workshop with Philip Smith
Join professional photographer Philip Smith, founder of International Garden Photographer of the Year on this special course starting with the magic of the early morning light in the garden!
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Sat 15 Sep

More details - Wildlife weekend at Corfe
Join local experts in our nature tent to discover some of the diverse wildlife of the surrounding Purbeck landscape. This is a unique opportunity to find out all about some of nature’s curious creatures up close. Dogs on leads are welcome.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham
Sat 15 Sep, Sun 16 Sep, Sat 22 Sep, Sun 23 Sep

More details - Herons Mead - Open Garden for NGS
½ acre plantlover’s garden full of interest from spring (bulbs, many hellebores, pulmonaria, fritillaries) through abundant summer perennials, old roses scrambling through trees and late seasonal exuberant plants amongst swathes of tall grasses. Wildlife pond and plants to attract bees, butterflies, etc.
Herons Mead, Wool
Sun 16 Sep

More details - Bournemouth Music Competition
BOURNEMOUTH MUSIC COMPETITION OPEN MIC UK 2018 AUDITION DATES RELEASED Music competition auditions dates for Bournemouth Open Mic UK 2018 have been announced! Open Mic UK is coming to Bournemouth with auditions at Absolute Music.
Absolute Music 3-5, Knighton Heath Industrial Estate, 855 Ringwood Rd, Bournemouth
Fri 21 Sep

More details - A Celebration of British Toys c. 1917-1976
Presented by The Bayko Collectors’ Club examples of British Building Toys such as: Bayko, Lott’s Bricks, Brickplayer, Minibrix, and other well known toys by Triang, Airfix, Merit and Chad Valley.
Merley First School, Oakley Straight. Wimborne
Sat 22 Sep and Sun 23 Sep
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More details - BIG Table Top Sale - Full of General Items!
Are great for everyone as its like a “car boot” but with the comfort of being indoors. No need to worry about what the weather is doing or being in a large muddy field. Its a safe a warm environment for you to grab some bargains or find that hidden gem. Entry is Just £1 per person and under 15s are free.
Littledown Centre, Chaseside
Sun 23 Sep

More details - Country Fayre
www.margaretgreenanimalrescue.org.uk/Country_Fayre_Church_Knowle_2018.html
Church Knowle Rehoming and Visitor Centre, Margaret Green Animal Rescue, Church Knowle, Wareham, Dorset
Sun 23 Sep

More details - Autumn Arias
Come along and listen to some beautiful music sung by accomplished soprano Mehreen Shah. A recital of memorable music to celebrate some of our greatest composers. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with refreshments available.
Bournemouth Library, 22 The Triangle, Bournemouth
Fri 28 Sep

More details - Jamie Smith's MABON
Jamie Smith’s MABON are among the UK’s foremost and finest exponents of original, interCeltic music.
Sturminster Marshall Hall Churchill Close Wimborne
Fri 28 Sep

More details - Jamie Smith's MABON
Jamie Smith’s MABON are among the UK’s foremost and finest exponents of original, interCeltic music.
Studland Village Hall Studland Swanage
Sat 29 Sep

More details - Land: Nature tales from the Mother of the Mound
Thora, a 3,000 year old nature spirit, waits to be woken. What pearls of wisdom will she reveal? Come along and watch and listen to our local storyteller, Michelle O’Brian as she wakes the spirit of nature. Check website for timings, dogs on leads are welcome.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham
Sat 29 Sep and Sun 30 Sep

More details - Bugs and Buds
Organised by the garden’s charity – the Knoll Gardens Foundation, Bugs and Buds is a Saturday morning monthly toddler club. Created to inspire a love of nature from a young age, the club encourages interaction with the garden’s many wildlife inhabitants as well as its trees and flowers.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Sat 29 Sep, Sat 27 Oct, Sat 24 Nov

More details - The Magic Gang
The Magic Gang Plus The Orielles + Sports Team. Artists performing: The Magic Gang.: Tickets avaiable.
O2 Academy Bournemouth, Bournemouth
Tue 2 Oct

More details - Edmondsham House - Open Garden for NGS
6 acres of mature gardens, grounds, views, trees and shaped hedges surrounding C16/C18 house, giving much to explore incl C12 church adjacent to garden. Large Victorian walled garden is productive and managed organically (since 1984) using ’no dig’ vegetable beds.
Edmondsham House, Wimborne
Wed 3 Oct, Wed 10 Oct, Wed 17 Oct, Wed 24 Oct

More details - Bridport Ceilidhs, Sat 6th October
A fun evening of dancing with English Contra Dance Band and Jane Thomas calling a mainly Contra and American dance night. All are welcome, though some experience of contra dancing would helpful. Bring & Share supper, some soft drinks provided, bring your own alcohol (The Woodman Inn is just opposite).
Church House (St Mary’s) Hall, South Street, Bridport
Sat 6 Oct

More details - Baby & Children’s Charity Nearly New Sale
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. Rear access to the hall and plenty of parking available at Carter Community School, Blandford Close.
Hamworthy Scout Hall, Beccles Close, Hamworthy, Poole
Sat 6 Oct

More details - Turin Brakes
Turin Brakes + support. Artists performing: Turin Brakes.: Tickets avaiable.
Electric Palace, Bridport
Sun 7 Oct

More details - Free Entry for Grandparents on Grandparent's Day 7th October 2018
Celebrate Grandparent’s Day at Farmer Palmer’s with FREE Entry for grandparents! Simply download your voucher from Farmer Palmer’s website.
Farmer Palmers Farm Park, Wareham Rd, Organford, Poole, Dorset
Sun 7 Oct

More details - Joe Bonamassa
Joe Bonamassa. Artists performing: Joe Bonamassa.: Tickets avaiable.
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC), Bournemouth
Sat 13 Oct

More details - Frankham Farm - Open Garden for NGS
3½ acre garden, created since 1960 by the late Jo Earle for yr-round interest. This large and lovely garden is filled with a wide variety of well grown plants, roses, unusual labelled shrubs and trees from around the world. Productive vegetable garden. Climbers cover the walls.
Frankham Farm, Sherborne
Sun 14 Oct

More details - Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana
Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana. Artists performing: Elvana.: Tickets avaiable.
Old Fire Station, Bournemouth
Thu 18 Oct

More details - Elvis Tribute Night - Followed by After Party Discotheque
Garry Foley as Elvis - www.elvisshow.co.uk Having spent quite a few years in Musical Theatre, Garry had the opportunity to enter into the Tribute world and fulfilled a life-long ambition to entertain people by singing Elvis’ music and has since travelled the world doing so.
The Cumberland Hotel - East Overcliff Drive - Bournemouth
Fri 19 Oct

More details - October half-term at Corfe Castle
There’s plenty to occupy you this half-term at Corfe; Are you brave enough to have a go at our spooky trail? Can you help one of our poor knights flee the clutches of King John? Bring your own brave teddy to rescue one of our knights and help them escape down the zip wire from the Castle keep.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham
Sat 20 Oct to Sun 28 Oct

More details - Bournemouth Zip Wire Challenge
The Bournemouth Zip Wire ‘PierZip’ is the world’s first pier to shore zip line allowing you to soar over the sea and down to the beach. The launch tower stands at the end of Bournemouth Pier at a height of 60ft (approx 18 metres), towering over the sea below.
Bournemouth Pier
Sat 20 Oct

More details - Barking Mud
www.margaretgreenanimalrescue.org.uk/Barking_Mud_2018.html
Lincoln Farm Rescue & Rehoming Centre, Bere Road, Winterborne Kingston, Blandford Forum
Sun 21 Oct

More details - Toots and the Maytals
Toots and the Maytals Plus Special Guests Captain Accident. Artists performing: Toots and the Maytals.: Tickets avaiable.
O2 Academy Bournemouth, Bournemouth
Sun 21 Oct

More details - Halloween Half Term Fun on the Farm
Low key spooktacular fun for little ones. Daily fang-tastic family activities added to the timetable; fancy dress, dancing, face painting and much mooo-re!
Farmer Palmers Farm Park, Wareham Rd, Organford, Poole, Dorset
Mon 22 Oct to Fri 26 Oct

More details - Clouds Hill - 1918: the road to Damascus
The travels and exploits of T E Lawrence in Arabia during 1918, month by month, are explored in a series of leaflets; each month a new one will be issued and given to visitors on arrival at Clouds Hill. Booking Not Needed.
Clouds Hill
Sat 27 Oct to Wed 31 Oct

More details - Lewis Capaldi
Lewis Capaldi. Artists performing: Lewis Capaldi.: Tickets avaiable.
O2 Academy Bournemouth, Bournemouth
Tue 30 Oct

More details - Halloween at Monkey World
FREE entry for children in FULL Halloween fancy dress. Free fancy dress competition with prizes, as well as the Activity Centre open for children.
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre Longthorns Wareham Dorset
Wed 31 Oct

More details - Gangsters & Molls Dinner Dance with an 8 piece RATPACK Band
www.ratpackbournemouth.co.uk The Roaring 1920´s… gangsters, gambling, the Charleston, flapper girls and PROHIBITION! With boas, head bands, trilbies and guns,. Modern culture often depicts the gangster lifestyle as being luxurious, with nice clothes, commanding lead characters, glamorous women and fancy cars.
The Cumberland Hotel - East Overcliff Drive - Bournemouth
Fri 2 Nov

More details - Less Than Jake | Reel Big Fish
Less Than Jake | Reel Big Fish Plus Special Guests. Artists performing: Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish.: Tickets avaiable.
O2 Academy Bournemouth, Bournemouth
Fri 2 Nov

More details - Diversity: Ignite
After seven sell out UK tours, half a million tickets sold, and countless television and live performances, Diversity have announced another groundbreaking UK tour, “Ignite” The Street Dance Circus Spectacular for Autumn 2018.
Canford Park Arena, Magna Road, Poole, Bournemouth
Fri 2 Nov to Sun 4 Nov

More details - Questa Voce: Rule, Britannia!
"Questa Voce and Questa Musica are delighted to be performing at Bovington Tank Museum this November with Rule, Britannia! This concert, taking place one week before the centenary of the Armistice, will complete our First World War Centenary events.
The Tank Museum Bovington
Sat 3 Nov

More details - Bridport Ceilidhs, Sat 3rd November
We welcome an Exeter band, Pigs Might Fly, with caller Richard Mason, for a fun evening of dancing. All are welcome, no partner or experience required, dances will be walked through and called throughout. Bring & Share (finger food) supper and bring your own wine/beer (the Woodman Inn is just opposite).
Church House (St Mary’s) Hall, South Street, Bridport
Sat 3 Nov

More details - Lawsbrook - Open Garden for NGS
10th Year of opening for NGS! More than 130 different tree species spread over 6 acres in a garden founded in 1959. Significant numbers of native species and many unusual specimens incl Dawn Redwood, Damyio Oak and Wollemi Pine. Formal borders and raised bed vegetable and flower garden.
Lawsbrook, Shillingstone
Sun 4 Nov

More details - Adele & Sam Smith Double Tribute - Followed by After Party Discotheque
www.inspiredbyadele.co.uk Jax Hall’s ’Inspired By Adele Show’ is packed full of the greatest hits from Adele’s chart storming albums 19, 21 and 25. Combine this with replica costumes, a demanding stage presence and beautiful vocals that can be closely compared to the pop diva herself.
The Cumberland Hotel - East Overcliff Drive - Bournemouth
Fri 9 Nov

More details - Craft and Gift Market at Dorchester Corn Exchange by Mynt Image
Free to enter, quality and not on the high street Craft and Gift Market. Jewellery, handbags, leather goods, metal goods, textiles, beauty products, art, cards, etc etc
The Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester, Dorset,
Sat 10 Nov

More details - Culture Club
Culture Club. Artists performing: Culture Club.: Tickets avaiable.
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC), Bournemouth
Sun 11 Nov

More details - The Cat Empire
The Cat Empire Plus Special Guest. Artists performing: The Cat Empire.: Tickets avaiable.
O2 Academy Bournemouth, Bournemouth
Wed 14 Nov

More details - An Evening With Afro Celt Sound System
An Evening With Afro Celt Sound System. Artists performing: Afro Celt Sound System.: Tickets avaiable.
Lighthouse, Poole
Fri 16 Nov

More details - Definitely Mightbe
Definitely Mightbe plus guests. Artists performing: Definitely Mightbe.: Tickets avaiable.
Old Fire Station, Bournemouth
Fri 16 Nov

More details - Baby & Children’s Charity Nearly New Sale
Baby & children’s nearly new sale selling toys, books, clothes, equipment etc (ages 0-12). Raising funds for Poole Hospital charity SPRING. Admission £1 to include refreshments. Homemade cakes on sale too.
Broadstone Methodist Church, Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone
Sat 17 Nov

More details - Christine and The Queens
Christine and The Queens Plus Special Guests. Artists performing: Christine and The Queens.: Tickets avaiable.
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC), Bournemouth
Sat 17 Nov

More details - Broadway to Bournemouth Starring Laura Fealy, Lea Martin & Paul Shinar
A fun night out guaranteed Celebrating Musical Theatre Music with a contemporary twist 2 Courses £25.00/ 3 Courses £29.00 (Show Only & Drinks Package £10.00) OVERNIGHT PACKAGE £139.00 Double or Twin including 3 course Dinner with Breakfast.
The Cumberland Hotel - East Overcliff Drive - Bournemouth
Wed 21 Nov

More details - CHRISTMAS FAIR - Raising funds to fight Motor Neurone Disease
Christmas shopping with coffee & cake, what could be better? The East Dorset & New Forest branch of the MNDA are holding this event to raise funds to help us support local people with MND.
St Catherine’s Hill Community Hall, Marlow Drive, Christchurch
Sat 24 Nov

More details - Bad Manners
Bad Manners + Max Splodge. Artists performing: BAD MANNERS.: Tickets avaiable.
Electric Palace, Bridport
Thu 29 Nov

More details - The Royal Marines Christmas Spectacular
The world-famous Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines will present a military music spectacular featuring festive music, military marches, big band hits and popular showstoppers.
Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
Thu 29 Nov

More details - Dreadzone
Dreadzone plus support. Artists performing: Dreadzone.: Tickets avaiable.
Electric Palace, Bridport
Fri 30 Nov

More details - The Human League
The Human League + Very Special Guest Midge Ure’s Band Electronica. Artists performing: The Human League.: Tickets avaiable.
Windsor Hall, Bournemouth
Fri 30 Nov

More details - Bridport Ceilidhs, Sat 1st December
We welcome back the talented musical duo Doug Eunson & Sarah Matthews, teamed with inimitable caller Ray Goodswen, for our fun pre-Christmas dance. All are welcome, no experience or partner required - all dances will be walked through and called throughout.
Church House (St Mary’s) Hall, South Street, Bridport
Sat 1 Dec

More details - Magical Christmas at Farmer Palmer's Farm Park
Father Christmas is coming to Farmer Palmers! We’re super excited that the jolly gent is visiting us again this year! He’s made time in his busy schedule to meet all the girls and boys who come to visit the farm park on weekends during December!
Farmer Palmers Farm Park, Wareham Rd, Organford, Poole, Dorset
Sat 1 Dec, Sun 2 Dec, Sat 8 Dec, Sun 9 Dec, Sat 15 Dec, Sun 16 Dec, Sat 22 Dec, Sun 23 Dec

More details - Baby & Children’s Charity Nearly New Sale
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. Rear access and plenty of parking available at Carter community school, Blandford Close.
Hamworthy Scout Hall, Beccles Close, Hamworthy, Poole
Sat 1 Dec

More details - ABBA Christmas Party Tribute - Followed by After Party Discotheque
www.theshow-a-tribute-to-abba.com Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time when ABBA dominated the charts featuring all the hit songs including, Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Take a Chance on Me, Fernando, Waterloo, S.O.S and many more, you’ll have it all in one fabulous and entertaining show.
The Cumberland Hotel - East Overcliff Drive - Bournemouth
Wed 5 Dec

More details - Elvis Christmas Tribute Night
Garry Foley as Elvis - www.elvisshow.co.uk Having spent quite a few years in Musical Theatre, Garry had the opportunity to enter into the Tribute world and fulfilled a life-long ambition to entertain people by singing Elvis’ music and has since travelled the world doing so.
The Ocean Beach Hotel & Spa
Thu 6 Dec

More details - ABBA Christmas Party Tribute
www.theshow-a-tribute-to-abba.com Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time when ABBA dominated the charts featuring all the hit songs including, Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Take a Chance on Me, Fernando, Waterloo, S.O.S and many more, you’ll have it all in one fabulous and entertaining show.
The Best Western Hotel Royale 16 Gervis Road, Bournemouth
Fri 7 Dec

More details - Thea Gilmore
Thea Gilmore. Artists performing: Thea Gilmore.: Tickets avaiable.
Electric Palace, Bridport
Fri 7 Dec

More details - Vintage White Christmas with The Mellor Sisters
www.themellorsisters.com 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 girls sing with) ’the real White Christmas Sisters!’ This top U.K.
The Cumberland Hotel - East Overcliff Drive - Bournemouth
Tue 11 Dec

More details - KYLIE MINOGUE Christmas Party Tribute
www.kylieonshowtribute.uk Especially for you..... As Pop Princess Kylie Minogue in the most authentic tribute show currently around.... KYLIE ON SHOW! You’ll be Spinning Around to The Locomotion with this fantastic tribute show! With LIVE backing vocalists and dancers The Minoguettes.
The Cumberland Hotel - East Overcliff Drive - Bournemouth
Wed 12 Dec

More details - Elton John Christmas Tribute - Supported by Female Vocalist Jax Hall
www.elton-john-tribute.co.uk We bring you Andy Crosbie the UK’s number 1 Elton John Tribute. He has a great voice, stage presence, and has taken his Elton John Tribute Show too many parts of the UK and abroad. His tribute is life like, with costume changes, amazing lighting and animation show.
The Ocean Beach Hotel & Spa
Thu 13 Dec

More details - George Michael Christmas Party Tribute
Come and enjoy a fantastic night of music and entertainment with George Michael’s greatest hits including ‘Faith’, ‘Don’t Let the Sun (Go Down on Me)’, ‘Fast Love’ and many more classic Wham songs that you know and love!- 3 Course Silver Festive Dinner Menu with Mulled Wine on Arrival & Show £33.
The Best Western Hotel Royale 16 Gervis Road, Bournemouth
Fri 14 Dec

More details - Fireball - Fuelling The Fire Tour ft. Flogging Molly
Fireball - Fuelling The Fire Tour ft. Flogging Molly + Special Guests The Bronx + Face To Face + Lost In Stereo. Artists performing: Flogging Molly, Face to Face, Lost In Stereo, The Bronx.: Tickets avaiable.
O2 Academy Bournemouth, Bournemouth
Fri 14 Dec

More details - Winter lights at Corfe Castle
See the past in a magical light this Christmas at Corfe Castle. Take in the festive atmosphere with our braziers, beacons and contemporary lighting as you explore the castle grounds. Share your special memory or wish and place it on our wishing bridge. Check website for timings. Dogs on leads are welcome.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham
Fri 14 Dec to Sun 16 Dec, Fri 21 Dec to Sun 23 Dec, Fri 28 Dec to Sun 30 Dec

More details - Elvis Tribute Night - Followed by After Party Discotheque
Garry Foley as Elvis - www.elvisshow.co.uk Having spent quite a few years in Musical Theatre, Garry had the opportunity to enter into the Tribute world and fulfilled a life-long ambition to entertain people by singing Elvis’ music and has since travelled the world doing so.
The Cumberland Hotel - East Overcliff Drive - Bournemouth
Wed 19 Dec

More details - Elvis Tribute Night - Followed by After Party Discotheque
Garry Foley as Elvis - www.elvisshow.co.uk Having spent quite a few years in Musical Theatre, Garry had the opportunity to enter into the Tribute world and fulfilled a life-long ambition to entertain people by singing Elvis’ music and has since travelled the world doing so.
The Cumberland Hotel - East Overcliff Drive - Bournemouth
Thu 20 Dec

More details - ABBA Christmas Party Tribute - Supported by Female Vocalist Jax Hall
www.theshow-a-tribute-to-abba.com Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time when ABBA dominated the charts featuring all the hit songs including, Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Take a Chance on Me, Fernando, Waterloo, S.O.S and many more, you’ll have it all in one fabulous and entertaining show.
The Ocean Beach Hotel & Spa
Thu 20 Dec

More details - Winter solstice at Corfe
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. Please be aware that weather can affect the timings of this event.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham
Fri 21 Dec

More details - Kylie Minogue Christmas Party Tribute
www.kylieonshowtribute.uk Especially for you..... As Pop Princess Kylie Minogue in the most authentic tribute show currently around.... KYLIE ON SHOW! You’ll be Spinning Around to The Locomotion with this fantastic tribute show! With LIVE backing vocalists and dancers The Minoguettes.
The Best Western Hotel Royale 16 Gervis Road, Bournemouth
Fri 21 Dec

More details - Paul Carrack
Paul Carrack Plus Support. Artists performing: Paul Carrack.: Tickets avaiable.
Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth
Fri 8 Feb 19

More details - Harlem Globetrotters
Harlem Globetrotters. Artists performing: Harlem Globetrotters.: Tickets avaiable.
Windsor Hall, Bournemouth
Sat 4 May 19

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