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Events & What's On in Dorset Next Week

What's on in Dorset next week (29 May 2017 to 04 June 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 ...
20 May 2017 to 04 Jun 2017

From 20 May – 4 June 2017 ARTWEY CIC will be running their biannual art trail OPEN FOR ART. For the first time Artwey has moved from its home territory and ventured further afield to include Dorchester, Poundbury, Weymouth and Portland and opened up to non-members. This has resulted in making it Artwey’s biggest Open Studios to date with over 80 artists and more than 40 venues taking part showcasing local artists’ work including painting, pottery, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and ...
26 May 2017 to 29 May 2017

For dedicated jazzers and blues hounds alike, the Lyme Regis Jazz & Blues Festival aims to bring the best of live music, both new and traditional, to Lyme Regis over the last weekend in May.
27 May 2017 to 03 Jun 2017

The biggest day out in history! Family activities, vehicle rides and Tank Action displays.
27 May 2017 to 29 May 2017

Every child who brings a melon for the primates receives a free Monkey World badge over the bank holiday weekend.
27 May 2017 to 11 Jun 2017

Our artists, regular and new, will warmly open their studios for you to explore and enjoy. At Rollington Barn, our collective exhibition, you will find an inspiring variety of art by PAW artists and delicious refreshments. Nurturing young people’s interest in the arts is a key area of PAW’s work – the Purbeck Young Artists scheme is already underway with schools and artists enthusiastically planning their workshops. An exciting and full events programme is on offer, including I ...
29 May 2017 to 02 Jun 2017

Working as a family of amateur detectives, your first task will be to work out what the contents are in one of the mysterious bags. A Museum volunteer will be alongside each bag and once you have identified the contents the volunteer will give you further information about it. They will then give you your mission details. Upon completing your mission you will need to report back to HQ with the information you have collected and you will then all receive your first mission reward. In total ...
29 May 2017

Held in the grounds of Sherborne Castle this spectacular lakeside event highlights traditional rural skills, as well as those more modern. The Fair is open from 10am to 6pm and car parking is free.
29 May 2017

Join us at the National Motor Museum this May bank holiday to celebrate the Emergency Services and all they do! This special event is to mark Mary Montagu-Scott (sister of Lord Montagu) becoming the High Sheriff of Hampshire in 2017. The police, fire & rescue, ambulance, judiciary, coastguard, National Health Service (NHS), prison and probation services will be joining us for this special event.
30 May 2017 to 03 Jun 2017

No club membership is required to play, but for most you will need to show us evidence of your handicap (society handicaps accepted). The Bournemouth Open Golf Festival is new for 2017, with a mixture in the timetable of serious, qualifier competitions and some fun, non-competitive rounds of golf. Entries for most competitions are just £10 for Queen's Park season ticket holders, or £20 for visiting golfers. Some entrance fees vary if held at other courses or organised by our ...
30 May 2017

The UK’s biggest and best weekly bike meet takes places on Poole Quay every Tuesday from 6pm. This popular motorbike event runs from the first Tuesday in April to the end of September. The event creates a unique, exciting atmosphere as bikers and spectators enjoy a relaxed evening on Poole Quay. The backdrop of the quay and harbour offers the perfect location and there is a great selection of waterside cafes, bars, restaurants and food kiosks offering refreshment, many with bike night ...
31 May 2017

During 2017 you can meet Paw Patrol’s Skye, Marshall and Chase, Peppa Pig, Fireman Sam, the Gruffalo and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Raph and Leo, together with Alice and friends at Dorset’s award-winning family theme park combining exciting outside rides with its Wild Thing indoor adventure play centre! Over 30 rides and attractions include Runaway Train, Ghostly Galleon, Battle Boats, Giant Teacups, Safari Cars, Flying Jumbos, Wonderland pantos, Cuddle Corner farmyard and the south’s ...
31 May 2017 to 03 Jun 2017

Following on from successful runs of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’, ‘Oliver!’ and most recently Monty Python’s ‘Spamalot’, BMT Productions are delighted to return to The Regent Centre with L. Frank Baum’s classic tale of ‘The Wizard of Oz’. Developed from the ever popular 1939 MGM screenplay, The Wizard Of Oz follows farm girl Dorothy as she is transported from her home in Kansas to the magical kingdom of Oz, where, with the help of a Scarecrow, a Tin Man, a Cowardly Lion and her dog Toto she ...
31 May 2017 to 03 Jun 2017

Monty Python’s Spamalot gallops out to bring this hilarious production to the Weymouth Pavilion theatre (to the sound of banging coconut shells). Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a kind-of new musical with a book by Eric Idle and an entirely new score for the new production, (well, almost) created by Eric Idle and John Du Prez. Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and features a ...
02 Jun 2017 to 04 Jun 2017

The Wessex Folk Festival takes place every year in the streets and pubs around Weymouth's picturesque Old Harbour and pretty Hope Square. With most of the entertainment over three days free, this is one of the South of England's favourite festivals.
03 June 2017

Prepare to have your taste buds tantalised by the 120 different gins from around the world! Whilst you take time to let the wonderful news sink in... make a note of the date and venue and ...GET YOURSELF A TICKET! Benue: Weymouth Pavilion
03 June 2017

Join us at Brewery Square on Saturday 3 June for One Great Day, a charity event in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital and Children's Charity and Butterflies, a local children's charity! One Great Day will take place in the main hub of Brewery Square from 10am until 4pm. There will be a variety of family activities including face painting, games and quizzes. There will also be live music, market stalls, street food and fitness in the Square with Anytime Fitness Dorchester.
03 Jun 2017 to 04 Jun 2017

Take part in Poole’s biggest running event! The weekend includes five kids’ races, a 5k charity race and our flagship 10K road race, a 1 mile time trial, along with family entertainment and live music for a festival atmosphere!! Find out more via the website below.
04 June 2017

The Hardy Country Classic Tour is planned to take place at Hampton Farm Business Park, Higher Bockhampton, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8QH, 4th June, 2017.
04 June 2017

A fab family day out can be had at Highcliffe Castle's Petfest. With pets a plenty, plus Highcliffe's very own Crufts, you can see who will be crowned as their ‘Dog of the Year’.
04 June 2017

750m Sea Swim, 20km Bike & 5km Run. A favourite event with the swim in Swanage Bay, the cycle route taking in amazing views of Corfe Castle and the Dorset Coast. The run route passes by the famous Swanage Steam Train station.

Latest Dorset Features

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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...
21 Apr 2017
If you are one of the growing number of people who make regular visits to Dorset then you may like to consider owning your own caravan or holiday home. A property on an established holiday park may be more affordable than you think – and if we tell you that the homes are situated in some of Dorset’s top holiday destinations then you might like to take a look at the wide choice available below. There are holiday home parks situated along the whole of the spectacular ... Read more...
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