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Events & What's On in Dorset Next Week

What's on in Dorset next week (01 May 2017 to 07 May 2017).

08 Apr 2017 to 01 May 2017
Photographs, sketches and paintings by Hamish Murray reflecting the area’s stunning wildlife and landscapes. Venue: Fine Foundation Gallery, Durlston Castle
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 ...
08 Apr 2017 to 01 May 2017
Oh No! Someone has mixed up all the eggs in the Dinosaur Museum! This Easter help match all the dinosaur eggs to their parents and get a great dino prize.
28 Apr 2017 to 02 May 2017
Enjoy a host of singers, bands and choirs at the Sherborne Abbey Festival. Click the website link to find out more.
29 Apr 2017 to 01 May 2017
On Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the Spring and Summer Bank Holiday weekends, every child that enters the park bringing a melon for the primates receives a FREE Monkey World badge!
29 Apr 2017 to 01 May 2017
Beware the cries of 'Odin' across the Isle of Purbeck! Daily Programme - 10am Saxon living history. 11am - Viking raid on the Saxon stronghold. 12.30pm - Kings Alfred's Court, (training young volunteer warriors). 14.45pm - Mustering the Saxon and Viking armies in the village square. 15.00pm - Saxon and Viking, battle in the main castle arena.
01 May 2017
Come and join us for a fun-packed day of non-stop music, dancing, stalls, a fun fair, an English and French market, international foods, re-enactment, animals, local crafts, kids entertainment marquee and lots more.....”
02 May 2017
Motor Cycle event on Poole Quay from 6pm. (Photo courtesy of Christian Lawson).
05 May 2017 to 07 May 2017
We're back in Bournemouth and we couldn't ask for a more stunning venue for the UK's original, biggest and best Gin Festival than the Ballroom at the Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre. Described in Timeout as one of the "Top 10 things to do in 2016," We'll be serving up over 100 different gins (including many new and exclusive gins) plus,new brands, cocktails and masterclasses from industry experts! THIS EVENT IS STRICTLY OVER 18'S ONLY (ID MAY BE REQUIRED)
05 May 2017 to 07 May 2017
The Diesel Gala will see an impressive line up of diesel locomotives operating on the Swanage Railway. During the Gala an intensive timetable will be operated from 0800 to midnight on Friday and Saturday and from 08:00 to 19:00 on Sunday giving visitors the opportunity to ride behind as many of the engines as possible, as well as giving great photo opportunities.
06 May 2017
Strictly’s favourite couple are back with a bang after their first successful UK Tour. Ian and Natalie have developed a whole new show with newly choreographed routines of their favourite Ballroom and Latin dances. New music developed to accompany these dances and give you a feel good factor with pure romance. The dance showcase spectacular will give full on entertainment with a romantic feel and will transport you away to a place of wonderful moments, with lots of laughs and stories ...
06 May 2017 to 07 May 2017
We are all proud of our provenance, whether it be food, drink or heritage. Christchurch can boast two rivers, two castles and our two-day Festival Market showcases hundreds of stalls in both the High Street and on the Quay.
06 May 2017 to 07 May 2017
Medieval living history and archery displays portraying life in Britain from the Feudal period of 1135 to 1216, spanning the reigns of four kings - Stephen, Henry II, Richard I and John.
06 May 2017
Are you 16-years-old, yet feel 21? Are you 40, but tragically faking 25? Or maybe you’re full-on 80 years, with the heart of three oxen and the sex drive of a bonobo chimp. Don’t worry: this is normal. No one is ever the ‘right’ age – it’s is the beauty and the curse of being a real person. In this brand new show, Russell Kane unleashes another blisteringly-funny, award-winning stand-up performance about growing up and growing down. Venue: Electric Palace
06 May 2017
Our Colour Run is open to the whole family and we will supply a white t-shirt to all participants age 5 years and over for you to wear on our 4km course. As you pass through our colour stations, brightly coloured powered paint will be thrown at you – creating a bright, fun and colourful t-shirt. Throughout the day we will have live bands on the Wessex FM stage hosted by presenters DJ Owen and James O’Neill as well as delicious local food and drink. Whether you want to participate, ...
07 May 2017
Wessex Marching Band, Falconry & other Displays, Majorettes, stalls, cakes, games and much more at this wonderful community and fun family day held at Anning Road Recreation Ground from 1pm to 4pm.
07 May 2017
Plant Heritage hosts their bi-annual Spring Plant Fair on the back lawns of Athelhampton House. Entry to the plant sale and gardens is £5.00 with an upgrade to the House available at an additional cost.
07 May 2017
Our Bubble Rush is open to the whole family and we will supply a white t-shirt to all participants age 5 years and over for you to wear on our 4km course. As you pass through our bubble stations, you will be covered in coloured foam from yellow to pink, green to blue! You will feel like you’re in a giant washing machine! Whether you want to participate, volunteer or just come along to soak up the atmosphere, it is going to be fun for all the family.

Latest Dorset Features

The latest Dorset articles from Resort Dorset are previewed below.

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...
11 Apr 2017
Dorset has its fair share of spectacular views and now Durdle Door and Bournemouth's Pier and Beach have been named as two of the UK's top 20 views in a study conducted by Samsung, placed 15th and 19th respectively. The county certainly offers rich pickings for photographers, as this image of Durdle Door from Dorset photographer Chris Jones demonstrates. See more in our Dorset photo gallery. Here's the full list, please comment below and let us know your favourite ... Read more...
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