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Events & What's On in Dorset This Week

What's on in Dorset this week (25 April 2017 to 30 April 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.
25 April 2017
Motor cycles on Poole Quay from 6pm. (Photo courtesy of Christian Lawson).
26 Apr 2017 to 29 Apr 2017
Often cited as the first real musical, where plot, character and music are all moulded together, ‘Oklahoma!’ is a story of two ‘ménage a trois’ set against a dynamic background of conflict between farmers and cowmen. There is love, lust, dancing, fights and flirting, with the glorious words and music of Rogers and Hammerstein, that are already part of our cultural DNA. Venue: Regent Centre
26 Apr 2017 to 29 Apr 2017
Written by Dylan Thomas in 1953, Under Milk Wood is the 24-hour cycle of a small insignificant seaside village in Wales. It explores the inhabitants via their interior monologues and their interactions, which are devoid of the social devices and niceties which we all use to lubricate our day-to-day interactions. This gives it a surreal and timeless quality. The result is sometimes tragic, occasionally horrific, but most often, it is funny. This is, essentially, a comedy. Venue: ...
27 April 2017
Graham Fawcett's talks explore leading poets, their lives, the political and cultural environment in which they wrote and, most of all, their work. Tickets: £10/£25 with dinner. The Edward Thomas programme delivered by Graham Fawcett is two 45 minute halves with an interval followed by an informal and delicious buffet dinner served by Sladers Yard’s celebrated Licensed Café. The £15 buys a full main course from a choice of seafood, free-range meat or vegetarian dishes. A wonderful ...
27 Apr 2017 to 29 Apr 2017
Weymouth Drama Club presents their new production of Alan Bennett's The Lady in the Van. Alan Bennett draws from his memoirs to offer a dramatised account of the genteel vagrant, Miss Shepard, who parked her van in the driveway of his Camden home for fifteen years. Venue: Pavilion Theatre
28 April 2017
Every once in a while there comes along a true comedy genius, someone who rapidly gains cult status with the British public. Such is the case with Jethro! Armed with nothing more than a microphone and delivered to you in a warm Cornish accent, Jethro has the rare ability to paint hilarious pictures in the mind of his audience. Venue: Mowlem Theatre
28 Apr 2017 to 30 Apr 2017
The Lyme Regis Fossil Festival is an annual event for the whole family. Enjoy walks, talks, theatre, music, comedy, exhibits and lots of hands-on science for all ages. The Fossil Fair offers fun and rare fossils, minerals and jewellery from 50p up. Meet scientists from the Natural History Museum, British Antarctic Survey, Palaeontological Association, UK Onshore Geological Survey, Plymouth University, Natural England, Jurassic Coast, Dorset Geologists, Geological Society, Lyme Regis ...
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.
28 Apr 2017 to 30 Apr 2017
Family rock festival raising money for Teddy20, a children's cancer charity. Headliners for TRF17 are Twin Atlantic, MODESTEP and Scouting For Girls! Camping available. All details on the website.
29 April 2017
Dorset watchers will be well aware of the marvellous range of food produce originating in the county and may well know of the exciting food events which brighten our summers, but why a Venison Festival? Well, deer in the landscape are delightful creatures and valuable parts of our ecosystem, but it turns out that it is possible to have too much of a good thing, and deer numbers in Purbeck have got so big that they are damaging farming and woodlands as well as the wild areas, and cause ...
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.
29 April 2017
See Tiger 131 in action on this day dedicated to our most famous tank! In 2017 Tiger 131 will only make two appearances in our arena. As the only running Tiger 1 tank in the world you really can't afford to miss it! Tickets Adult: £15 Child: £8 2 Adults 2 Children: £38 1 Adult 3 Children: £32 Please note: Tiger Day is a Special Event Day so pre-existing annual passes will NOT be valid
30 April 2017
How far can you throw Moores' Dorset Knob biscuits? Knob Eating, Knob Painting, a Knob & Spoon Race, Guess the weight of the Big Knob, Knob Darts and a Knob Pyramid. Venue: Kingston Maurward College
30 April 2017
Following a fantastic reception last year, the RNLI College's Mayday Food Festival returns to Holes Bay in Poole, Dorset on April 30. COOKING DEMOS ARTISAN AND GOURMET BRANDS DELICIOUS FREE SAMPLES FAIRTRADE GOODS LOCAL PRODUCE LIVE MUSIC FREE ENTRY AND PARKING

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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