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Events & What's On in Dorset This Weekend

What's on in Dorset this weekend (01 April 2017 to 02 April 2017).

30 Mar 2017 to 01 Apr 2017
Cinderella would like to go to the festival, Jack must sell his cow, Little Red Riding Hood needs to visit Grandma, and the Baker and his wife want a child. To get their wishes they must go into the woods and enter a world where witches, giants, philandering princes, and a lascivious wolf all co-exist. There are lessons to be learnt in the woods and decisions to be made. Will they get what they wish for? And what happens after "happily ever after"? Inspired by the stories of the Brothers ...
31 Mar 2017 to 02 Apr 2017
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the final operation of steam hauled services on British Raiways Southern Region, Swanage Railway will be running a series of themed events in 2017. "Strictly Bulleid" will be a bonanza of Bulleids with a number of guest Bulleid locomotives joining forces with the home Bulleid fleet to provide an extravaganza of steam power. Guest Bulleid locomotives confirmed are: West Country Class 34046 Braunton* West Country Class 34092 City of ...
01 April 2017
Bournemouth and District Concert Band are proud to present a joint concert with the Aber Valley Male Voice Choir. Featuring music including The Beatles, Mary Poppins and Holst, this joint concert promises to showcase the 'Best of British'. Tickets £8/£6 are available on the door, or in advance from
01 April 2017
Geoff Achison has just won 5 awards in the Australian Blues Awards 2017 – Best Album, Best Song, Best Artist, Best Group and Best Producer! It has been 4 years since GEOFF ACHISON last toured in Europe but he is now ready to return again with renewed zest and a brand new album “Another Mile Another Minute”. He is supported by his "UK Souldiggers" - Internationally acclaimed drummer, SAM KELLY (Cymande, Roger Chapman, Gary Moore, Chaka Khan, Madeline Bell) keys man, PAUL JOBSON (Boney M, ...
01 April 2017
Sax is the favourite instrument for many folk, and for good reason. Saxophone, in the right hands, is so emotional, so passionate; it sings, screams, whispers. Snake Davis is one of the world’s most respected and in demand saxophone players, working with some of music’s biggest artists such as, Eurythmics, M People, George Michael, Take That, Cher, Tina Turner and Beyonce. Snake and the band will give you 25 classics, including Baker Street, Careless Whisper, Respect, Yakety Yak, and ...
01 Apr 2017 to 02 Apr 2017
View spectacular spring colours in one of the finest 'Capability' Brown landscapes found anywhere.
01 Apr 2017 to 17 Apr 2017
Hop over to Haynes for our kids bunny trail, the Museum will be filled with delights for children, young and old to discover. Returning this year is our springtime baby bunny trail: grab a trail sheet and challenge your navigational skills. "Eggsplore" the Museum to find all the soft toy creatures hiding around the exhibitions and earn a chocolatey and sweetie prize.
01 April 2017
View the stars at the Learning Centre, Durlston Country Park from 8.30pm to 10pm. Phone 01929 424443 on the day to confirm.£3 charge.
01 April 2017
Join the party as this scintillating show celebrates its 10th birthday. The unstoppable Magic of Motown thrills its millionth music fan this year, embarking on a super-sensational nationwide tour that also honours the 50th anniversary of chart-topping single Reach Out I’ll Be There. Revel in hit after hit as the incredible, all-new for 2017, theatrical treat with a huge cast marks 50 years of Reach Out and a decade of continuing the legend of solid-gold artistes the Supremes, Temptations, ...
01 April 2017
Sooty is back in a brand-new show with guaranteed giggles for the whole family! Direct from CITV, Sooty, Sweep and Soo head into town accompanied by TV’s Richard Cadell. Mr Slater has put Richard in charge of running the show but nothing is going to plan! Sooty's magic tricks turn very messy and Sweep's escapology act has him all tied up. Maybe Soo and her tap dancing will save the day? With special guest stars Butch and Ramsbottom. Expect magic, music and mayhem with buckets full of ...
02 April 2017
The 35th Bournemouth Bay Run in association with the British Heart Foundation takes place on Sunday 2 April 2017! Choose from a variety of distances all taking place against the backdrop of Bournemouth's famous seven-mile stretch of golden sand and sparkling seas. With a half marathon and 10k road race where runners will be chip timed, as well as 5k fun run and a kids (under 13's) 1k fun run – there really is something for everyone at the 2017 Bournemouth Bay Run.

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17 Mar 2017
With its expanse of golden sands and sparkling water Weymouth Beach must surely be one of the best family beaches along the South Coast. Punch & Judy and donkey rides continue to entertain the children, while the famous sand models amaze the crowds with stunning creations to be seen. Pedal boats and kids activities abound, and all manner of buckets and spades can be bought from the beach kiosks. Relax in a deckchair and when you tire of soaking up the sun you could hire a ... Read more...
16 Mar 2017
Dorset's Jurassic Coast, the Natural World Heritage Site and the only one of its kind in England, covers around 95 miles of stunningly beautiful coast and is rich in geological importance, which represents 185 million years of earth history. It displays not just superb Jurassic, but older Triassic and younger Cretaceous rocks too. This international recognition, which many agree is long-awaited and much deserved, places the coastline alongside some of the most famous and ... Read more...
16 Mar 2017
Portland Bill is the graveyard of many vessels that failed to reach land in Weymouth or Portland. From the shore you can see the Portland Race, a meeting of the tides that causes a continuous disturbance. Portland Bill Lighthouse guides vessels heading for Portland and Weymouth through these hazardous waters as well as acting as a waymark for ships navigating the English Channel. During the summer months, and subject to opening times, you can book a guided of the lighthouse. ... Read more...
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