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Events & What's On in Dorset Today

What's on in Dorset today (22 July 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 ...
07 Jul 2017 to 31 Aug 2017

History, heritage and landscape exhibition A unique experience set in the superb Capability Brown landscape. This once-in-a-lifetime exhibition will include multi-media displays in the historic Abbey, paintings, films, photography, embroidery, games, walks and refreshments. From 7th July until 31st August Opening times 10am to 5pm ‘With lots to see and do for all the family.’ Milton Abbey is between Blandford and Dorchester off the A354.
08 Jul 2017 to 28 Aug 2017

Take a step back in time to the late Tudor period (1572 to 1603), where a journey full of surprises awaits.
15 Jul 2017 to 30 Jul 2017

The 27th Festival of Archaeology will take place between the 15 - 30 July 2017. Come and have a guided tour with a behind the scenes peek into our archaeology collection and archaeological papers held within the Dorset County Museum.
21 Jul 2017 to 22 Jul 2017

Our Festival is a musical celebration of Bluegrass and roots of Bluegrass, featuring some of world’s finest musicians with a Beer and Cider Festival complete with excellent home-cooked food.
21 Jul 2017 to 23 Jul 2017

Curious is a festival like no other. Taking place each July in the breathtaking grounds of Pylewell Park,in the heart of the New Forest, it is dreamy, eccentric, fun and ultimately, irresistible. It’s very English on the one hand – expect fabulous novelists, exceptional historians, poet laureates, dogs on leads, gin and tonics, and sitting on a deckchair with a view of the Solent although you are just as likely to find yourself on a secret midnight bat-walk, betting your life-savings on ...
21 Jul 2017 to 23 Jul 2017

Dirt Don't Hurt Festival is a small and intimate family-friendly festival in the beautiful secret countryside near Poole with a hidden woods tipi and a giant fire pit. It's the perfect mixture of folk, Ska,reggae,rock,electronica, drum and bass, jungle, hip hop and house with delicious local food, artists, ales and ciders. And even better, it's all for a good cause! Raising money for Thames Hospice.
21 Jul 2017 to 23 Jul 2017

Over 20 Ales 7 ciders, Live Entertainment & BBQ. Raising funds for MV Freedom
22 Jul 2017 to 23 Jul 2017

The Return of ITV BBQ Champion Simon Dyer. BBQ from 11am - 8pm Beef Brisket, pulled pork, Seafood and a selection of sides will be served from the BBQ. Outside Bar will be open serving Estrella lager, Dorset Press Cider & Dorset Gold craft ale.
22 July 2017

Come down to our Emergency Services Family Fun Day at Kings Park which will provide a platform for all of the 'blue light' services to demonstrate their appliances, equipment and skills to you and your family in a safe, controlled environment. This great family day out is organised by Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, Dorset Police and South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. It is also supported by many local organisations. Held every summer, the day involves a ...
22 Jul 2017 to 29 Jul 2017

Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week is a week full of fun, from a Teddy Bears' Picnic, Pavement Art to Swimming in the Bay. There will be various displays, music evenings, fireworks, RAF Displays and Duck race. Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week certainly has something for everyone!
22 Jul 2017 to 23 Jul 2017

Local artists, craft stalls, fun activities for children, refreshments and entertainment make Mudeford Arts Festival a real family must-visit affair. Venue: Mudeford Quay Green.

Latest Dorset Features

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11 Jul 2017
The Friends of Poole Park are delighted to announce that they will be re-launching the iconic Poole Park Railway this summer. Date: Saturday 22nd July 2017 Time: 10:00 – 17:00 Location: Poole Park Railway Station Having recently won the tender from Borough of Poole Council to operate the train for the next 30 years, the charity has been working hard to refurbish the Station, Engine Shed and Train Track. Rolling stock has also been purchased and a ... Read more...
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...
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