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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 12 May

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
Today

More details - Dusters at the ready! Poole BID leads the spring clean
The Poole BID Big Clean returns for a second year to Poole town centre from Monday, April 23 until Saturday, April 28. Poole BID is encouraging volunteers who are aged 16 and above to lend a hand in helping to give Poole town centre its annual spring clean.
Poole Town Centre
Mon 23 Apr, Sat 28 Apr

More details - Terry Pratchett's Jingo
In celebration of what would have been Sir Terry Pratchett’s 70th birthday we are delighted to be presenting Jingo, a stage adaptation by Stephen Briggs of Sir Terry’s hilarious novel of the same name.
Lytchett Matravers Village Hall
Thu 26 Apr to Sat 28 Apr

More details - Shine Academy of Performing Arts welcomes dance idol Kimberly Wyatt at the Dolphin Shopping Centre
Shine Academy of Performing Arts, based at the Dolphin Shopping Centre, is welcoming dance idol Kimberly Wyatt to host a workshop on Sunday, April 22. Kimberly is bringing her Studio Tour to Poole for an intimate workshop at Shine Academy.
Dolphin Shopping Centre, Floor 2 of Brownsea House, Poole
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Firewalk for Poole Hospital
Are you a brave sole? Join us for a once in a lifetime experience and challenge yourself to a firewalk and raise money for Poole Hospital! Once you’ve overcome your fears and made it across the firebed there‘s no telling what else you can achieve.
Longfleet Primary School Jolliffe Avenue Poole
Sat 28 Apr

More details - The Coastal Comedy Show Launches at Lighthouse!
In Coastal Comedy’s first year they reached the semi-finals for the ’Best Night Out Award’ as part of the prestigious Bournemouth Tourism Awards.
21 Kingland Road Poole
Sat 21 Apr

More details - Guys and Dolls
From the bustle of Times Square to the dance clubs of Havana and the sewers of New York City, the worlds of gangsters and missionaries collide in this timeless tale brought to you by Poole and Parkstone Productions.
The Lighthouse, 21 Kingland Rd, Poole, Dorset
Wed 2 May to Sat 5 May

More details - Free GDPR advice and HR guidance for local businesses
Businesses are invited to Lighthouse, Poole, on Tuesday May 15 for a complimentary seminar on GDPR and employment law. Taking place from 4pm to 6.30pm, the afternoon will be hosted by Poole BID and the UK’s leading HR consultants, Peninsula.
21 Kingland Rd, Poole
Tue 15 May

Buckholme Busy Buddies Holiday Club More details - Buckholme Busy Buddies Holiday Club
Holiday club activities for children aged 3.5 - 11. Local visits, outdoor activities, arts and crafts, fun and games. Run by experienced, qualified, caring staff. Giving your child opportunities to make new friends and take part in new activities. Open every day from 8am-5:30pm. Book your space now.
Buckholme Towers School, 18 Commercial Road. Poole
Today, Fri 20 Apr
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More details - HIGHWOOD GARDENS OPEN DAY - raising funds to fight Motor Neurone Disease
This is your chance to see what is behind the long wavy wall along the A35 to Bere Regis....lovely woodland walks to see the beautiful azaleas, perhaps rhododendrons and bluebells too!
Charborough Park Estate, Nr Wareham
Sat 5 May

More details - Highwood Garden -  Open Day
Charborough is a traditional rural estate located in South Dorset, close to the towns of Wareham, Blandford Forum and Wimborne Minster. First recorded in the Doomsday Book, Charborough has a rich and colourful history and is now host to an increasingly wide range of activity.
Highwood Garden Open Day:Charborough Park, Wareham, Dorset
Sat 12 May

More details - The Importance of Being Earnest
Jack wishes to marry Gwendolen but he first must convince her mother, Lady Bracknell, of the respectability of his parents and his past, but this is not as easy as it sounds, as Jack has no idea who his parents actually are, as he started life abandoned in a handbag at Victoria Station.
The Tivoli Theatre West Borough Wimborne Minster
Fri 20 Apr and Sat 21 Apr

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More details - Acoustic & Electric Harps Performance by Jemima Phillips
Jemima Phillips is a harpist with a difference. She uses an electro-acoustic harp alongside loop and pedal fx technology to create quirky and unique covers. Formerly the official harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales.
Allendale House, Hanham Road, Wimborne
Fri 27 Apr

More details - Douch Family 50+ Information Day
Douch Family 50+ Information Day is a community event bringing together approximately 30-40 stalls. Covering sports & leisure, financial planning, befriending groups, social care, advice and lots more.
Allendale Centre, Hanham Rd, Wimborne
Wed 9 May

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 Sun 29 Apr

More details - Kingston Lacy - Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides
Every Thursday, In partnership with Moors Valley Country Park, come and join our fun, friendly and active free cycle rides from 9.30am (please arrive by 9.15am for a prompt start). These free, volunteer-led rides are a great chance to explore the local area and make new friends.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Today, Thu 26 Apr

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
Mon 30 Apr to Thu 31 May

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 3 May, Thu 10 May, Thu 17 May, Thu 24 May, Thu 31 May

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 4 May, Mon 21 May

More details - Kingston Lacy - Guided walk: Holt Forest and Holt Wood
A walk through Holt Forest taking in the veteran trees and the beautiful bluebells of Holt Wood. Distance: 6 miles, Time: approx. 3 hours. A walk through Holt Forest and Holt Wood, taking in the veteran trees of the forest and the carpets of bluebells in the woods. Distance: 6 miles, Time: approx.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Fri 4 May

More details - Kingston Lacy - An evening of music at Kingston Lacy
A special fundraising evening in partnership with the Purbeck Art Weeks Festival featuring international musicians. This classical concert will celebrate and feature Kingston Lacy’s Erard piano, restored for last year’s recital.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Sun 13 May

More details - Weymouth SEA LIFE to bring marine life to Wareham at free event
Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park is teaming up with Wareham & District Development Trust to bring marine life to the town for the first time this spring.
Tree of Life & Laughter Community Garden based at the rear of Wareham Library: South St, Wareham
Fri 27 Apr

More details - Mayfield - Open Garden for NGS
Town garden of approx ¼ acre. Front: formal hard landscaping planted with drought-resistant shrubs and perennials. Shaded area has wide variety of hostas. Back garden contrasts with a seductive series of garden rooms containing herbaceous perennial beds separated by winding grass paths and rustic arches.
Mayfield, Wimborne Minster
Sun 13 May, Wed 16 May, Sun 27 May, Wed 6 Jun, Wed 13 Jun

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
Thu 17 May, Sun 20 May, Sun 1 Jul

More details - Zaha Hadid Architects: Evolution
This exhibition explores how this innovative studio has evolved its design processes over the past thirty years to create some of the most distinctive and creative buildings in the world.
TheGallery, Arts University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole
Today

More details - Pictures at an Exhibition
The exhibition is a response by staff and students in BA (Hons) Illustration to the concert, Picture Perfect performed by the BSO, sponsored by Arts University Bournemouth.
TheGallery, Art University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole
Today to Fri 4 May

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 Apr, Wed 30 May

More details - Great Oaks care home to celebrate National Care Home Open Day
Great Oaks care home in Bournemouth is celebrating National Care Home Open Day by hosting ‘A Right Royal Knees up’ for members of the public, residents and their family and friends. The free to attend event will bring members of the community together to celebrate the Queen’s birthday and St.
Poole Lane, Kinson, Bournemouth
Sat 21 Apr

More details - Panama Hat New Orleans Jazz Band
Monday 14th May; The Panama Hat New Orleans Jazz Band at the Bournemouth Bluebird Jazz Club, starting at 7:30 PM. The club meets at the Bluebirds Social Club in Longham, BH22 9DP (opposite Haskins garden centre) and features a large dance floor, plenty of free car parking and affordable drinks.
Bluebirds Social Club, 4 Ham Lane, Longham (opposite Haskins Garden Centre)
Mon 14 May

More details - Happy Hour Drinks
Between 5pm and 7pm, Tuesday to Friday, you can treat yourself to 50% off ALL single drinks in Banque & Bohem’s luxurious bar (including our gorgeous, hand crafted cocktail selection). It’s the perfect way to unwind after a hard days work. Bring your colleagues and we’ll see you there!
39 Poole Hill
Thu 26 Apr and Fri 27 Apr

More details - Miss England - Miss Dorset Final
Join us in the glamorous Hilton, Bournemouth’s ballroom for the Miss Dorset 2018 final and enjoy our red carpet bubbly reception, locally sourced three course dinner by celebrity chef Matt Tebbutt, live music, ethical fashion show, dance acts, performances and after party DJ.
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Sat 5 May

More details - Guided Walk – Local Landscapes, Knoll Gardens and Ferndown Common
Discover more about east Dorset’s horticulture and wildlife as Knoll Gardens’ owner Neil Lucas teams up with the Dorset Wildlife Trust for this guided walk across Ferndown Common to Knoll Gardens pointing out the differences and many similarities to be found in the landscape.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Tue 24 Apr

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
Thu 26 Apr

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 28 Apr, Sat 26 May

More details - Music in the Garden with Gerauschhersteller
Performing as part of Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe (BEAF) festival, Dorset-based musical ensemble, Gerauschhersteller use amplified pods, cacti and other plant materials to create this sound performance of John Cage’s Child of Tree, and Branches!
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Sat 28 Apr

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 4 May

More details - Speed Dating in Bournemouth
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Bar So Exeter Road Bournemouth United Kingdom
Tue 24 Apr

More details - Gay Speed Dating in Bournemouth
Gay Speed Dating in Bournemouth Tired of using Grindr, POF, Match, or Hornet? Look no further as we present the opportunity to meet like-minded people for up to xx amount of dates in one night.
Bar So, The Royal Exeter Hotel Exeter Road Bournemouth
Tue 1 May

More details - White Nights (1985) Dir. Taylor Hackford
Famous for the great uncut scene of Mikhail Baryshnikov doing eleven pirouettes for eleven rubles, White Nights is the story of Nikolai Rochenko (Baryshnikov), a defected Russian dancer whose plane is forced to land on Soviet territory.
Pavilion Dance South West
Today

More details - Penguins presented by Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Roy and Silo are two male chinstrap penguins. Just like the other penguin pairs at Central Park Zoo, they walk, play, swim and dance together. When the duo decide to try and hatch a rock in place of an egg, they find themselves on an adventure that could mean raising a chick for real!
Pavilion Dance South West
Fri 20 Apr and Sat 21 Apr

More details - Promise of Departure by Panta Rai Danseteater
Promise of Departure looks at how vulnerability and strength come to play in the relationships we have, and the struggles we are forced to overcome.
Pavilion Dance South West
Thu 26 Apr

More details - Sinergia by Flamenco Dance Edition '18
Sinergia expresses the inner feelings and emotions of its creator and dancer Manuel Liñán, one of the most celebrated flamenco dancers of the moment. With his personal and innovative approach to flamenco, Liñán alights the stage with raw power, determination and artistry.
Pavilion Dance South West
Sat 5 May

More details - The Waterboys
The Waterboys. Artists performing: Waterboys.: Tickets avaiable.
Bournemouth Pavilion, Bournemouth
Thu 26 Apr

More details - Meet a musketeer
Travel back in time and meet a Royalist musketeer of the Civil War at Corfe Castle. Practice your soldier survival skills, including flint & steel fire making, cartridge making and sword school.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham
Sat 21 Apr, Sun 22 Apr, Sat 28 Apr, Sun 29 Apr, Sat 12 May, Sun 13 May, Sat 19 May, Sun 20 May

More details - Corfe Castle - Meet a musketeer
Travel back in time and meet a Royalist musketeer of the Civil War. Practice your soldier survival skills, including flint & steel fire making, cartridge making and sword school. Booking Not Needed. Children are welcome accompanied by a responsible adult. Dogs on leads welcome.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Sat 21 Apr, Sun 22 Apr, Sat 28 Apr, Sun 29 Apr, Sat 12 May, Sun 13 May, Sat 19 May, Sun 20 May

More details - Saxons & Vikings and the Siege of Wareham at Corfe Castle
Witness the sound and fury of Saxon and Viking warriors in pitched battle as they recreate the siege of Wareham. Explore the Saxon village and learn about everyday life during this harsh period. Check website for timings.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham
Fri 4 May

More details - Corfe Castle - Saxons & Vikings: Siege of Wareham
Witness the sound and fury of Saxon and Viking warriors in pitched battle as they recreate the siege of Wareham. Explore the Saxon village and learn about everyday life during this harsh period. King Alfred’s Court and Young Warrior Training both return for 2018.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Sat 5 May to Mon 7 May

More details - The Coastal Comedy Show - our TV Headliner is the hilarious Rob Deering!
As seen on: Comedy Rocks With Jason Manford (ITV1) The Weakest Link Comedians’ Special (BBC1) Celebrity Mastermind (winner) (BBC1) With his easy charm, cheesy singing voice, razor-sharp wit and clownish physicality Rob has quickly established himself as a firm favourite on the comedy circuit around Britain.
Hotel Celebrity 47 Gervis Road Bournemouth
Fri 27 Apr

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 22 Apr