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Events & What's On in Dorset Next Week

What's on in Dorset next week (24 July 2017 to 30 July 2017).

08 Apr 2017 to 06 Jan 2018

Paintings and carvings by David West. David West was born in London in 1939 and studied painting and printmaking at Camberwell School of Art. Working at first as an art teacher, and then as a professional artist since 1972, he has lived and worked in Lyme Regis since 1981. West has frequently drawn inspiration from his surroundings here in Dorset – particularly in his more recent work which expresses the movement and qualities of water – and in a visual language that is both personal ...
07 Jul 2017 to 31 Aug 2017

History, heritage and landscape exhibition A unique experience set in the superb Capability Brown landscape. This once-in-a-lifetime exhibition will include multi-media displays in the historic Abbey, paintings, films, photography, embroidery, games, walks and refreshments. From 7th July until 31st August Opening times 10am to 5pm ‘With lots to see and do for all the family.’ Milton Abbey is between Blandford and Dorchester off the A354.
08 Jul 2017 to 28 Aug 2017

Take a step back in time to the late Tudor period (1572 to 1603), where a journey full of surprises awaits.
15 Jul 2017 to 30 Jul 2017

The 27th Festival of Archaeology will take place between the 15 - 30 July 2017. Come and have a guided tour with a behind the scenes peek into our archaeology collection and archaeological papers held within the Dorset County Museum.
22 Jul 2017 to 29 Jul 2017

Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week is a week full of fun, from a Teddy Bears' Picnic, Pavement Art to Swimming in the Bay. There will be various displays, music evenings, fireworks, RAF Displays and Duck race. Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week certainly has something for everyone!
23 Jul 2017 to 29 Jul 2017

Lots going on throughout the week - check out the poster for dates and times.
25 July 2017

Motor Cycle event on Poole Quay from 6pm. (Photo courtesy of Christian Lawson).
25 Jul 2017 to 27 Jul 2017

Taking place in Brockenhurst, in the heart of the National Park, the New Forest Show offers visitors 30 acres of showground for the whole family to explore. 2017 marks the 97th Show which takes place annually at the end of July and is now rated among the top ten agricultural shows in the country.
26 Jul 2017 to 29 Jul 2017

It’s back to the swinging sixties as the award-winning Highcliffe Charity Players get groovy with their latest musical – Made in Dagenham. Based on the much-loved British film, it’s a fun-filled, high octane, feel good show inspired by true-life events – the 1968 women’s strike at Ford Dagenham which would lead to the Equal Pay Act of 1970. So join Dagenham’s feisty sewing machinists (not to mention Prime Minister Harold Wilson and Secretary of State for Employment Barbara Castle) ...
27 July 2017

Bridport Children’s Festival is a unique one day event for 2-7 year olds, taking place for the first time this year on Thursday 27th July on the Millennium Green at the town centre of Bridport. The festival presents the very best art, music and movement workshops led by professional practitioners from the local area. It is also the only collaborative children’s art event of its kind. With a huge variety of sessions to choose from, the festival offers not only a fantastic day but a great ...
27 Jul 2017 to 30 Jul 2017

Dorset's favourite family festival returns!
27 July 2017

Forde Abbey is a beacon of elegant antiquity, set within the exquisite countryside of Dorset (though it has a Somerset postcode), and their annual Summer Fair is an action-packed fun day out for all the family. Attractions include: a huge classic car show, live music, farmers market, 60 shopping stalls, ferret racing, dog scurry and dog agility, fly fishing, and a whole area for the children – a mini fun fair, trampolines, hands on activities and the Juggler magician. The Fair will be ...
27 July 2017

Come and watch home made rafts race (and sink!!) down the River Brit. The idea is to avoid sinking, capsizing, falling in, etc. The rafts and participants are usually 'dressed up'.
27 July 2017

This free event welcomes thousands of revellers who enjoy live music, a host of varied street entertainment, activities for all the family, special themed nights and a spectacular fireworks finale. Featuring a different line up each week and all for free!
28 Jul 2017 to 30 Jul 2017

Three-day family, food and music festival held at Baiter Harbourside Park.
28 July 2017

A different marque of car each week from 6pm on Poole Quay.
28 Jul 2017 to 30 Jul 2017

The Royal Air Force Careers Weymouth Beach Volleyball Classic will take place from 28th to 30th July.
28 Jul 2017 to 29 Jul 2017

A NEW family festival taking place in Wimborne on 28-29 July.
29 July 2017

Leigh's annual Food Fair returns with a wonderful selection of stall holders selling a wide array of excellent local produce. Taste and buy some of the best food and drink on offer from local producers and enjoy viewing a good variety of interesting vintage and classic cars and motorbikes on display. There will also be flower displays in St. Andrew’s Church. Proceeds go to Leigh Village Hall, The Hub, Yeovil and St Andrew’s Church, Leigh and other charities. Adults £2, children ...
29 July 2017

The Lions will holding their annual Street Busk in Debenhams Square, Weymouth, raising funds for their Charity Account from 10.00 am through to 3.00pm. The public will be entertained by that ever popular 50's & 60's band 'Replay' which is fronted by Lions Club member Norman Stagles plus other local musicians throughout the day.
29 Jul 2017 to 30 Jul 2017

he Medieval Combat Society will be erecting their tents around the Nothe Fort parade ground showing various crafts of the period including weaving, candle making and potage cookery. There will be Knights in armour battling each other on foot in spectacular combat clad in plate and chain mail with a variety of weapons, attended by squires and servants and watched by the King's court and their children, from the period of Edward III. There will also be archery and medieval dancing.
29 July 2017

A great family day out in this picturesque village near Blandford. Lots of music and dancing, craft stalls and demonstrations, Farmers’ Market & a big choice of refreshments All proceeds to local good causes.
29 Jul 2017 to 28 Aug 2017

Join the Octonauts on a brand new deep sea adventure and see the ocean in a whole new light at SEA LIFE Weymouth's Octo-Glow Explorers event from Saturday 29th July until Monday 28th August. Become an Octo-Glow Explorer in Shellington’s Octo-Glow Lab and take part in a range of interactive activities to discover how creatures of the deep use light to hide from predators, attract their prey and even talk to each other. Newly recruited sea scientists are also invited to share their findings in ...
29 Jul 2017 to 05 Aug 2017

For one week at the end of July and the beginning of August, Swanage will be radiating to the sound, fun and excitement of the annual Regatta & Carnival, the South Coast’s Premier event. This ‘must do’ attraction has so much to offer everyone, from the magnificent two-mile carnival procession, vibrant with dance, sound and colour, to the beat of live bands playing on the Main Stage and in the carnival marquee.
30 July 2017

Mudeford Lifeboat Fun Day is a great day out for all the family, it's free to come along and just by spending a pound or two while you're here you'll be helping to support our local lifeboat station! LIFEBOAT AND HELICOPTER DISPLAY - by the Mudeford Lifeboat and HM Coastguard. AIR DISPLAY RAFT RACE - From the fast and furious to the elaborately decorated, watch the fantastic display of raft's racing down the infamous 'Mudeford Run'.
30 July 2017

Singer Tony Lowe – An incredible afternoon with the songs of Frank Sinatra. ​(A Weldmar Hospice Event starts at 2pm, weather dependent).
30 July 2017

Join us on our waterfront terrace for the annual RNLI college Summer Fete. Activities include Lifeboat Demonstrations, Circus School, Birds of Prey, Face Painting, Street Food, Cream Teas, Pimms Tent and much much more.

Latest Dorset Features

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11 Jul 2017
The Friends of Poole Park are delighted to announce that they will be re-launching the iconic Poole Park Railway this summer. Date: Saturday 22nd July 2017 Time: 10:00 – 17:00 Location: Poole Park Railway Station Having recently won the tender from Borough of Poole Council to operate the train for the next 30 years, the charity has been working hard to refurbish the Station, Engine Shed and Train Track. Rolling stock has also been purchased and a ... Read more...
3 May 2017
The Nao Victoria has arrived in Weymouth and will be open to the public from May 4th to 14th so that visitors can get to know her extraordinary story. The Nao is an historical replica of the first ship that successfully circumnavigated the world commanded by Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastián Elcano in the 16th century. Almost 500 years ago (1519- 1522), one of the greatest maritime adventures of all time was accomplished. One of the biggest acts of maritime history ... Read more...
21 Apr 2017
Fish and chips, our undisputed national dish, is one tasty treat that Weymouth can be proud of. Is there any better combination than fresh fish in a crispy batter, served up with a generous portion of freshly fried chips? Visitors can tuck in to delicious fish and chips while watching Weymouth's fishing vessels come and go. Here are 7 of the best fish and chip restaurants and takeaways that Weymouth has to offer. Top Weymouth Fish & Chips [VENUES] Read more...
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