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Events & What's On in Dorset This Weekend

What's on in Dorset this weekend (27 May 2017 to 28 May 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 28 May 2017

As the largest sport and music festival in the world, Bournemouth 7s Festival is a must attend event in 2016. With over 400 Rugby, Netball, Hockey and Dodgeball teams competing in a range of competitive and social competitions, the festival is an action packed weekend of sport, music and entertainment. Having firmly cemented its place on the sporting and music calendars, the Bournemouth 7s Festival kicks off the festival season over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend. From the 27th – 29th ...
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 28 May 2017

Blandford Camera Club Annual exhibition on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May 2017 in the Corn Exchange Blandford Forum, DT11 7AD from 9.30am to 5pm each day. There are over 300 images on display including colour and monochrome prints and digitally projected images. There are sections for Blandford Forum Club Members as well as an Open section where non-members from all over the county can enter. Prize giving is at 4pm on Sunday 28th May. Refreshments are served all day including ...
27 May 2017

It's back! The Brewery Square Food Market is on again, Saturday 27th May with signature dishes being offered by Dorset Market Kitchen, Vudu Food and Greekook. Plus Really Awesome Coffee, Somerset Fudge and Madmitch Ice cream will be on show accompanied with entertainment and drink.
27 May 2017 to 28 May 2017

Bournemouth's festival of hip hop culture is back! Once again Bournemouth will prove to be a hip hop hotbed with its very own hip hop extravaganza B-Town Throwdown entering its fifth year! As ever B-Town Throwdown will feature an exhilarating mix of battles, workshops and masterclasses. Venue: Lower Gardens.
27 May 2017

The choir's next concert is a combined concert with a visiting mixed voice choir from France, from Trun in the Normandy Region in Northern France. "L'Echo de Trun" The concert tales place on Saturday 27 May 2017 7pm at The United Church in South Street, Dorchester. Tickets £8 available from the Tourist Information Centre in the library, South Walks, Dorchester and Harmony Music, Forum Centre, Trinity Street, Dorchester.
27 May 2017

The Egdon Easy is a flat 10km race which is mostly on the paths and cycle ways around Weymouth's Lodmoor Nature Reserve and Country Park. Weymouth College is the venue for registration, start and finish where there are facilities for changing, showering and refreshments.
27 May 2017 to 28 May 2017

Two days of entertainment along Hope Square & Trinity Rd with live bands, street entertainment and loads to do for all the family!
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 ...
27 May 2017

The Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines will bring a dazzling show to Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre on Saturday 27 May, fresh off-the-back of their world-famous Mountbatten Festival of Music performance at the Royal Albert Hall. Backed by spectacular lighting and big screen imagery, the Royal Marines will demonstrate their outstanding virtuosity and versatility when they perform at the elegant seafront theatre over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.
28 May 2017

Come and enjoy the Vintage Market situated within the Art and Vintage Quarter of Bridport on the last Sunday of each Month from 10am - 4pm. Antique Centre, 6 shops and lots of stalls for furniture, fabric, flowers and food along with all things vintage!
28 May 2017

World record attempt and family fun day.
28 May 2017

The county town hosts its first ever marathon on 28th May raising money for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and local charities. The race will be on fully closed roads running through historic Dorchester, picturesque villages and the glorious Dorset countryside. The race will be officially measured and certified by UK Athletics. There will be amazing medals and T-shirts for all finishers, together with a post race party, free live entertainment, a bar with local ales and cider, ...
28 May 2017

Fun activities for all the family with games, music and prizes from noon until 4pm.
28 May 2017

Situated in Kimmeridge, Smedmore House and Gardens are open to the public each year to help raise funds for local charities. Afternoon teas and a band playing in the gardens. On 28th May it's open from 2pm to 5pm and the benefiting charity is the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

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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