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Events & What's On in Dorset This Weekend

What's on in Dorset this weekend (23 September 2017 to 24 September 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 ...
16 Sep 2017 to 24 Sep 2017

The beautiful Isle of Purbeck is a walker’s paradise. From coast to country, the variety is unsurpassed. The Dorset coastal walking is spectacular. From a stroll along the beach in beautiful Victorian Swanage to a serious hike along the South West Coast Path, the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the coast is truly special. But the Dorset hinterland is extraordinary too – wonderful heathland, walking through designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Sites of Special ...
23 September 2017

Grab your head torches, tutus and neon bling and light up the night whilst you run, dance or walk around our 5k route in Lodmoor Park, providing lots of neon fun for everyone. Your registration fee includes the basic neon pack to start you off with the option to upgrade to our supapack or megapack so you can really glow while you go! Sign up now and light up the lives of children and adults with disabilities by taking part.
23 Sep 2017 to 24 Sep 2017

English sparkling, Organic and Bio-Dynamic wines will take centre stage at the first ever Dorset Wine Festival hosted at the prestigious 10 Castle Street in Cranborne. The festival will offer informative and entertaining talks throughout the day by a wide variety of international wine experts, producers, growers and wine makers. Attendees can expect samplings, pairings and talks along with live entertainment and a selection of fabulous dining options. Tickets @ £35 per day are ...
23 September 2017

In the 1930’s artist Paul Nash, still haunted by the hellish visions of the trenches, adrift of an artistic vision of his own, found life and love amidst Dorset’s coast and ancient ruins. Here he fell in love with fellow surrealist Eileen Agar and his version of English Surrealism took flight. Nash died in a guesthouse in Bournemouth, having spent his last days revisiting the places in Dorset that had inspired his surrealism. The Cabinet of Living Cinema, a collective of Dorset based ...
24 September 2017

With such a successful Country Fayre last year we decided we must have another in 2017! We will be bringing you the best of Dorset on the 24th September from local crafts to the finest produce; feast on these delights whilst enjoying displays in our main ring! This is a day out for the whole family including your four legged friends and all money raised will help our rescue animals. You can expect hay bales and cider at this proper Country Fayre!
24 September 2017

A Community event to remember Riley Blaker, 12pm - 4pm on 24th September. Riley's Red Racers will consist of a sponsored scoot along Weymouth Seafront followed by a family fun afternoon at Weymouth Pavilion. Riley Blaker was only four when diagnosed with DIPG (diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma) in Sept 2015. DIPG is a malignant brain tumour, primarily diagnosed in children aged 5-9, and is terminal from outset. Riley lost his battle in June 2016. We would like to hold this event in ...
24 September 2017

The Superhero Fun Run is all about being a hero for your local hospice, is open to the whole family. We want you to don your best superhero costume, and run around the one mile route, for this fun event which starts and ends at Bridport Football Club on Sunday 24th September 2017, from 11am. We do ask that everyone gets themselves sponsored in aid of Weldmar Hospicecare Trust. However, we are not asking for a minimum sponsorship amount, just that you do your very best for such a worthy ...
24 September 2017

There's lots going an at this traditional annual event held at the Turnpike Showground, Gillingham.

Latest Dorset Features

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11 Sep 2017
Christchurch is an ideal location for a day visit, a short break or for a longer holiday to discover the hidden delights of rural Dorset and the nearby New Forest. The magnificent Priory Church has the most beautiful architecture and is renowned for its ‘miraculous beam’ which has an amazing story that is explained within the Priory. It also explains how Christchurch was renamed from its original Twynham. In the older part of the town, known as the Priory Quarter, ... Read more...
16 Aug 2017
Weymouth has many great places to eat out, with a wide variety of cuisine on offer. Whether you enjoy seafood and shellfish, or prefer a vegetarian option, you're guaranteed to find what you're looking for in Weymouth. We've compiled a list of some of the very best pubs and restaurants in the area to keep you and your family happy during your stay. Read more...
16 Aug 2017
The Dorchester Agricultural Society have begun the countdown to the Dorset County Show, taking place on Saturday September 2 and Sunday September 3. With just three weeks left to go, excitement is mounting for the variety of family entertainment and attractions this year, as well as spectacular shows, stunts, and some of the best livestock from around the UK. Helping draw an expected 60,000 visitors to the two day agricultural extravaganza held at the Dorchester Showground will be ... Read more...

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