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Events & What's On in Dorset This Week

What's on in Dorset this week (23 November 2017 to 26 November 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 ...
02 Oct 2017 to 30 Nov 2017

FEAST Weymouth, supported by Weymouth BID, is fast becoming the talk of the town! Weymouth’s top eateries have come together to provide fantastic menus at great prices as a way to celebrate all of the great independent restaurants, pubs and cafés there are in Weymouth. The FEAST Weymouth promotion will work with each participating venue providing a set-menu or offer within the price ranges of £5, £10, £15, £20 or £25 for customers to dine at their establishment throughout the month of ...
15 Nov 2017 to 14 Nov 2018

Ice skating fun for all ages. Whatever the weather outside, get your skates on and enjoy some fun on their all-year round real-ice skating rink. All ages and abilities welcome! 1 hour sessions – no need to book. Child 2-12yrs with skate hire £5.00 Adult 12yrs+ with skate hire £6.00 Child 2-12yrs without skate hire £4.00 Adult 12yrs+ without skate hire £5.00 Hire of Bobby Seal/Penguin support aid for young ones £3.00 per 30mins and £5.00 per 60mins NB: Children 8 years ...
16 Nov 2017 to 02 Jan 2018

The fantastic real ice skating rink in Bournemouth’s Lower Gardens is a popular attraction at Christmas and will be open from 16th November until 2nd January. The ice rink can be found in the middle of the Gardens at Christmas time and will be open daily throughout the festive period, except Christmas Day.
17 Nov 2017 to 04 Jan 2018

2017 sees a brand new Christmas Market coming to Bournemouth. The Bournemouth Christmas Market will include a move away from the previous German Market theme to a new Alpine Market, offering boutique and local craft products and food stalls, with a focus on local traders and local suppliers. Included are plans for a traditional family Christmas attraction, alongside entertainment and Christmas activities in the Lower Gardens, which have included in the past the popular ice rink.
24 Nov 2017 to 24 Dec 2017

This year the Walled Garden at Upton House has been transformed for the festive season into a magical world of lights and laughter. Follow the pathways, taking in the giant Christmas Tree, interactive igloo, mini northern lights display as well as the penguin frozen lake, magical fairy turrets and Nativity Scene. Daily 4pm – 7pm. Last admission 6.30pm. (Closed 27th November, 4th & 11th December).
24 Nov 2017 to 25 Nov 2017

Let P&P entertain you from dawn ‘til dusk with this concert as they lead you through a musical 24 hours. There’ll be no watching the clock in this production featuring hits from 'Dreamgirls', 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', 'Top Hat', 'Sister Act' and many more. With a cast of all ages, Oh Happy Day! is sure to have you toe-tapping all day and humming well into the night.
24 November 2017

The Lexi May Trust has been set up in memory of Lexi May Hopkin who sadly passed away with a DIPG Brain Tumour on 9th January 2016, aged 8, after a brave battle. The first Lexi May Ball is being held at the Pavilion and there will be live music by Koast and a Disco by Pegasus Disco! We will also be holding a raffle and an auction.
25 November 2017

The students of June Hornby’s Weymouth Dance Studio present an all singing and dancing showcase of their incredible strengths and talents. With past pupils, both boys and girls, working in the West End and the USA, come and see if you can spot the next generation to follow them. Venue: Weymouth Pavilion
25 November 2017

Christchurch Christmas Festival is a wonderful community celebration of Christmas and all things festive! The day includes a Christmas market, live music & entertainment, an arts & craft market and of course the Christmas Lights switch on.
25 November 2017

Join us for Christmas at Brewery Square on Saturday 25 November. From mulled wine to festive treats, plus displays, live music and activities, there will be something for everyone to enjoy as we kick off the festive season. 4:00pm - Live music starts - Brass band 4:50pm - Main performances start in the Square 5pm - Enjoy two special (but secret!) performances in the Square from 5pm until 5:30pm 5:30pm - Lights illumination Entertainment continues after the lights go on! 5:35pm - ZE ...
25 Nov 2017 to 26 Nov 2017

This year we are pleased to annonce that our Christmas fair will be over two days Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November, and once again will be held at Athelhampton House and Gardens. We are always very excited to host such a fantastic event, with a huge range of culinary delights. Now in its 5th year, the fair aims to be a true celebration of Dorset. We open our gates at 10am on both days where you will find over 50 stalls for you to explore throughout the day for you to sample both ...
25 Nov 2017 to 31 Dec 2017

Dorchester’s Skating in the Square returns to Brewery Square, from Saturday 25 November to New Year’s Eve. TICKET PRICES — Adult £6.00 / Child £6.00 Sessions last 45 minutes. Children aged 12 years and under must be supervised by an adult. There is no minimum age for participants, however the smallest size boot available is a child’s size 9. Penguins are available to aid stability for small children. For more information and to book, visit ...
25 November 2017

View the stars at the Learning Centre, Durlston Country Park from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Phone 01929 424443 on the day to confirm. £3 charge.
25 November 2017

The Wimborne Christmas Market runs from 11am until 4pm on Saturday 25th November from 11am-4pm at the Allendale Centre. Entry is just £1.00 for adults and Under 16's Free ★ Live Entertainment ★ Santas Grotto (small supplement) ★ Live Reindeers outside ★ Arts and Crafts with our Cheeky Elves ★ Hot Refreshment ★ Over 50 Stands
26 November 2017

Come and support your local wildlife by Christmas shopping with us. We will have local art and craft stalls, wildlife books for all ages, nature toys, beautiful gifts for the home & much more. Indulge in a mince pie and some mulled wine from the Taste* café while the children are entertained by our Father Christmas or by making wild Christmas decorations. All profits from our shop go back into conservation, so join us at the Chesil Centre & 'shop for wildlife'. Chesil Beach Centre, ...
26 November 2017

Over two hundred and fifty local children from eight affiliated dance schools will be performing an exciting mix of dance genres including tap, ballet and contemporary. Each scene will be enhanced by wonderful lighting and costumes which will provide a memorable theatrical experience. Venue: Pavilion Theatre
26 November 2017

The Metropole Street Market is a quintessentially eccentric ensemble of all things creative & delicious. Lansdowne is home to an eclectic collection of independent retailers and high-street brands. On select Sundays, from September to December, they will be joined by an abundance of fayre from the best producers, artists and crafts people that the county has to offer. Accompanied by live music and street performances with spectacular themes, no two markets are the same – making Metropole ...
26 November 2017

Christmas is a season of joy, love and sharing, a time when Santa delivers presents all over the world… but what would Santa himself like for Christmas? Dasher the Reindeer has an idea… Pompom the Penguin thinks he knows… Or maybe Snowy the Snowman has the answer? Mrs Claus needs all their help – and yours – to find out! Join a fun, festive, musical adventure to give Santa the very best Christmas, then meet him at his home in the North Pole! There every child will receive a special ...

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14 Nov 2017
‘Tis the season to be jolly, and you will be when you discover the fantastic selection of Christmas markets and festive fayres that are set to be held around Dorset in the coming weeks. If you’re getting organised with your shopping, these events are a great way to find those perfect gifts; if delicious food and drink is on your wish list, then you’ll love the tasty selection available from local producers; or maybe you’d like a day out to get you in the ... Read more...
8 Nov 2017
Families are promised a festive treat at Adventure Wonderland with the Christmas panto, Dick Whittington and his Cheshire Cat. Join Dick on his daring journey through the streets of London seeking fame and fortune, with shows in the Happydrome Theatre at noon and 3pm, from 26th November. Guided by the magical Fairy Bow Bells and his best friend, the cheeky Cheshire Cat, Dick quickly discovers the streets aren’t really paved with gold. ... Read more...
31 Oct 2017
Celebrate with a bang this weekend as Dorset plays host to a wide range of firework displays and bonfire events. A selection of fireworks / bonfire events can be found below: Read more...

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