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Events and what's on in Dorset

Please note, the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is having a significant impact on events. Please check with event organisers that events are still going ahead.

There's never a dull moment here! With a huge choice of events in Dorset taking place throughout the year, you'll be entertained no matter when you visit.

You'll find tasty food festivals like the award-winning Nyetimber Dorset Seafood Festival, red arrows and other spectacular flying displays at the Bournemouth Air Festival, fireworks aplenty, the world-famous Great Dorset Steam Fair, music festivals such as the Wessex Folk Festival, some fantastic theatre productions, comedy shows and of course some slightly quirkier events to enjoy (Bridport Hat Festival we're looking at you!)

Dorset County Show and Melplash Show are just two of many events giving you the chance to discover rural life in Dorset.

Whatever your interests, you'll find details of what's on in Dorset on this page. Use the tabs to browse events today, this weekend, this week or next week - or just use the calendar to find out what's on when you're visiting.

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The next 60 events in Dorset appear below.

27 Mar 2020 to 29 Mar 2020

Portland, Dorset
Jurassic Coast ChallengeRun, walk or crawl a marathon a day for 3 days along the stunning Jurassic Coastal Path. 3 marathons in 3 days is the original Jurassic Coast Challenge format that is challenging but achievable by most. Runners, joggers, and walkers all take on the challenge and start at different times each day. The routes each day are marked on issued maps but don't require much navigation to follow as the coastal footpath is well marked along the way. The event is facilitated at the HQ area which is also ...
01 April 2020

Poole, Dorset
BSO: Imperial BeethovenGoethe’s play Egmont depicts the subjugation of the Netherlands by tyrannical Spanish rulers, and Beethoven approached his commission to write the music for it with zeal, out of both his unmitigated respect for the author and his humanist’s belief in the freedom and dignity of man. The overture commences with an ominous melody, a storm gathers but soon clears before the threatening mood returns to carry the music through its triumphant ending. Schumann poetically captured Beethoven’s Fourth ...
02 April 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
Sounds of the 70s Live with Johnnie WalkerFollowing the success of Tony Blackburn’s Sounds of the 60s live tour, which has enjoyed a long run of sold out performances across the UK, legendary DJ Johnnie Walker will take BBC Radio 2’s popular Sounds of the 70s radio show on the road in 2020. The brand new live show will be hosted by Johnnie, who will offer his personal stories and memories from the ‘70s, and will feature a live band and singers who will perform an array of classic hits from throughout the decade. The tour will ...
03 April 2020

Blandford, Dorset
Blandford Vintage invite you to the next Vintage & Artisan Fair in the historic Georgian town of Blandford Forum on Friday 3 April 2020, 10am-3pm. You'll find carefully selected, vintage, retro & quality artisan stalls. • Vintage, retro & brocante sourced from the UK & Europe • Furniture, wall art, books, memorabilia, collectables and curios • Vintage & retro clothing • Vintage jewellery • Quality artisan products Browse & shop, meet up with friends & relax with tea and cake ...
03 April 2020

Poole, Dorset
Kevin Clifton & Joanne Clifton in BURN THE FLOORAfter the sell-out success of the first ever UK tour of BURN THE FLOOR in 2019, this 5 star production is set to return with a new show. The famous siblings will tour together for the very first time and will play on their individual successes in an ‘Anything You Can Do…’ inspired them. And what better way to do it than in the world’s leading Ballroom show BURN THE FLOOR! In the past two decades Burn the Floor has revolutionised Ballroom style. Combining jaw-dropping choreography and ...
03 April 2020

Wimborne, Dorset
Wille & The BanditsFollowing the release of their critically acclaimed album “Paths,” Wille & The Bandits return to tour the UK The new single ‘Victim Of The Night’ is released Friday 4th October and will be accompanied by a music video. The band’s latest album Paths encapsulates the excitement and gusto of rock and roll. The album is a breath of fresh air challenging the listener while embracing technology and instrumental possibilities that are afforded to musicians in current times. The singles Find ...
31 Mar 2020 to 04 Apr 2020

Poole, Dorset
Comedy: What's in a Name?You are invited to take a seat at the table for a riotously funny evening that questions whether a person’s name truly reflects who they are. Father-to-be Vincent and his partner Anna are invited to dinner by his sister Elizabeth and her husband, Peter. They are joined by childhood friend Carl for a mature and sophisticated gathering. The meal is lovingly prepared, and wine carefully selected. The friends are prepared for the usual humorous exchanges they’ve come to expect. But ...
02 Apr 2020 to 04 Apr 2020

Swanage, Dorset
Musical Theatre: Blitz!Blitz! Is Lionel Bart’s follow up to the hit musical Oliver! based on his own childhood experiences in the East End during the Second World War. It’s 1940 and the East End of London is taking a terrible pounding from Hitler's bombs. Life, however, goes on, centering around Mrs Blitztein and her large family, especially her petty-criminal son Harry and her beautiful daughter Carol. They are all fighting their own particular battles with neighbours and authorities alike but whatever life ...
05 April 2020

Wimborne, Dorset
Panto: Alice in WonderlandPanto time? Oh Yes It Is! Hot Rock Productions is excited to bring their Easter Pantomime to the Tivoli Theatre for the very first time! This fun-filled family show features stunning scenery, colourful costumes, toe-tapping songs and bucket loads of laughter. Join Alice as she falls down the rabbit hole and finds herself in the most peculiar place she’s ever seen! She’ll need to have her wits about her as the evil, but hilarious, Queen of Hearts is after the secret recipe to create the ...
07 April 2020

Poole, Dorset
Dream MachinesMotor Cycles on Poole Quay from 6pm. Poole Quay Dream Machines is a fully marshalled and self-funded event. Entry is £1.50 per bike on the evening. Alternatively season armbands are available from Poole Museum or the Lord Nelson on Poole Quay for £8 giving entry for the entire season. The event creates a unique, exciting atmosphere as bikers and spectators enjoy a relaxed evening on Poole Quay. The backdrop of the quay and harbour offers the perfect location and there is a great ...
09 April 2020

Poole, Dorset
Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living DangerouslyNamed by the Guinness Book of Records as 'the world's greatest living explorer', Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent his life in pursuit of extreme adventure; inspiring generations and risking life and limb in some of the most ambitious private expeditions ever undertaken. Amongst his many record-breaking achievements, he was the first to reach both Poles, the first to cross the Antarctic and Arctic Ocean, and the first to circumnavigate the world along its polar axis - his current goal is to ...
11 April 2020

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Abbotsbury, Dorset
Abbotsbury Food FairWorking together with Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, we are excited to be running a Food Fair again this year! Discover over 30 stalls showcasing distinctively Dorset produce while exploring the stunning Spring colours of the gardens. There will be cookery demonstrations and the chance to try and buy cheeses, baked goods, charcuterie, meat, coffee, cider, spirits, beer, wine and more! ENTRY £5 PER ADULT, UNDER 16S FREE Includes entry to the Subtropical Gardens (adult normally ...
10 Apr 2020 to 11 Apr 2020

Lyme Regis, Dorset
Lyme Regis Big Beer FestivalWith over 20 beers and 20 live acts, this promises to be a hearty celebration of beer and music. Join us by the sea for drinking, singing, and dancing at this great community event, staged by the Marine Theatre and Lyme Regis Brewery.
08 Apr 2020 to 11 Apr 2020

Bournemouth, Dorset
Musical: Saturday Night FeverHot on the heels of their recent successful production of Jesus Christ Superstar, BBLOC are proud to present Saturday Night Fever. Capturing the historic flavour of disco-mania in New York City, this energetic musical is based on Nik Cohn’s 1975 New York magazine article Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night and Norman Wexler’s 1977 film. Told through the eyes of a talented streetwise kid from Brooklyn who attempts to escape his dead-end life through dancing, Saturday Night Fever ...
11 April 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
Quayside Music FestivalThe Quayside Music Festival is back on Weymouth Harbourside with live music from 1pm to 11pm.
08 Apr 2020 to 11 Apr 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
WOW presents Shrek the MusicalThe highly talented youngsters of Weymouth Operatic Workshop are back with a must-see production of Shrek, the Musical - an irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance! "Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” And thus, our fairytale begins as our unlikely hero, Shrek, and the wise-cracking Donkey, embark on a quest to rescue the feisty Princess Fiona from a love-sick dragon and the ruthless Lord Farquaad. Shrek brings all the beloved characters from the DreamWorks ...
12 April 2020

Lyme Regis, Dorset
Easter Bonnet Parade - Lyme RegisMake an Easter Bonnet or just enjoy the spectacle of people in the parade wearing their Easter Bonnets. 2pm: Judging of Easter Bonnets in the Baptist Church. Easter Bonnet Parade 3pm from the Baptist Church, Broad Street, led by the Mayor finishing at the Jubilee Pavilion on the seafront. Majorettes forming part of the parade. Prizes in five age groups as well as those for ladies and gentlemen, and special prizes for the best under five entry.
12 Apr 2020 to 13 Apr 2020

Poole, Dorset
Chickadee Chickaday!Easter Days just perfect for people who want to learn about chickens, how easy they are to keep and even hold a little hatched chick. Each child will also get to decorate an Easter Bonnet to take home, along with lots of chick-inspired games for the whole family to play on the day. We'll be in the Activity Area at Upton Country Park from 10am-4pm on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. Shush… but there may even be some special guests on the day too! Pre-booking recommended. Online ...
10 Apr 2020 to 13 Apr 2020

Lulworth, Dorset
Easter at LulworthThe Mad Hatter & his friends are back! This Easter weekend visit us ‘down the rabbit hole’ for some great family fun at Lulworth Castle. Join us every day from Friday 10 to Monday 13 April between 10.30 – 5pm. Inspired by the fantastical story of Alice in Wonderland, you can expect a whole host of fun activities including themed trails, Easter hunts, crafts, bouncy castle (weather permitting, age 7+), soft play for under 4’s, crazy golf and, of course, white rabbits and Easter Eggs!! ...
10 Apr 2020 to 13 Apr 2020

Easter Eggs-travaganza at Monkey World!This Easter, Monkey World is giving away a FREE chocolate Easter Egg for the first 100 children into the park every day from Good Friday to Easter Monday!! Open every day over the Easter holidays, come and see our internationally-acclaimed rescue centre, home to over 250 primates – including the largest group of chimps outside Africa. Many have been neglected, kept in unnatural conditions, or experienced unbelievable cruelty. At Monkey World, they can all enjoy the company of their own kind ...
12 Apr 2020 to 13 Apr 2020

Mapperton Gardens, Beaminster, Dorset
Easter Trail at MappertonJoin us at Mapperton for our Easter Family fun days…but, shhhhhh! don’t tell the Easter Bunny yet, he’s still busy making all those eggs…
10 Apr 2020 to 13 Apr 2020

Farmer Palmers, Wareham, Dorset
Eggcellent Easter Activities at Farmer Palmer'sDid some 'bunny' say Easter Eggs? Hop along to Farmer Palmer's Easter Eggstravaganza! Bring a basket for the egg-cellent daily Egg Hunts and watch out for the 'bandit-bunnies' on the Tractor Ride! Egg hunts run daily from Good Friday to Easter Monday at approx. 2.30pm. Further details on Farmer Palmer's Website.
14 April 2020

Poole, Dorset
Dream MachinesMotor Cycles on Poole Quay from 6pm. Poole Quay Dream Machines is a fully marshalled and self-funded event. Entry is £1.50 per bike on the evening. Alternatively season armbands are available from Poole Museum or the Lord Nelson on Poole Quay for £8 giving entry for the entire season. The event creates a unique, exciting atmosphere as bikers and spectators enjoy a relaxed evening on Poole Quay. The backdrop of the quay and harbour offers the perfect location and there is a great ...
16 April 2020

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth, Dorset
An Audience with Harry RedknappAfter last year's sold out tour of fifty venues, Harry returns with his relaxed and funny style to regale us with stories old and new from his football and TV career. This is one of the funniest, most entertaining talk shows on the circuit. Venue: Pavilion Theatre
16 April 2020

Bridport, Dorset
Symondsbury Estate Country FairJoin us for a fun family day out during the Easter holidays… Including local stalls, food and drink, BBQ, bouncy castle, outside games, donkeys, all day entertainment including interactive creepy crawlies and more. Entry is free and parking is £1 per car. 11am to 4pm.
05 Apr 2020 to 17 Apr 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
Easter Egg HuntA special Easter trail leads children around Bennett's Water Gardens; find the clues to complete the trail and get rewarded with a chocolate egg. There will also be an Easter Colouring Competition for a chance to win a prize.
18 April 2020

Poole, Dorset
Cirque EnfantCirque Enfant is a fun packed, high energy circus cabaret for all the family. From Tots to Teens, the kids will rock out to the great music of Cirque Enfant as this interactive fun show brings amazing Acrobats, Jugglers, Clowns, Sing a Long and so much more to the stage. Audiences of all ages join in with the madness and mayhem of this laugh out loud Circus Cabaret that kids of all ages simply love. Cirque Enfant is coming to town. The perfect show for kids of all ages - and mum ...
18 April 2020

Dorchester, Dorset
Diverse Dorset DayWE ARE BACK!!! We are so excited to announce that the Dorset One World Festival will be back in 2020!!! It is going to be even bigger and better and will now be called the Diverse Dorset Day and include even more people. So please put the date in your diary and all will be revealed in time ... 18th April 2020 - Borough Gardens Dorchester
04 Apr 2020 to 19 Apr 2020

Haynes Motor Museum, Sherborne, Dorset
Designing CarsGet inspired and design the car of the future at Haynes Motor Museum! Calling all budding artists and designers, this Easter school break join our visiting local artist to create your own car design of the future. There are plenty of vehicles in the Museum to explore for inspiration, from family saloons to Formula 1, and our artist will be on hand to help you achieve your finished design with a variety of methods and materials. So, what does the car of the future look like to you? ...
04 Apr 2020 to 19 Apr 2020

Beaulieu, New Forest, Dorset
Easter at BeaulieuGet playful this Easter as Beaulieu throws open its doors to magical adventure play area Little Beaulieu and the start of new exhibition Motoring in Miniature – the Toys of Your Childhood for families to share memories together. For the whole of the Easter holidays (4th-19th April) , families can enjoy letting off steam in Beaulieu’s enchanting new adventure play area Little Beaulieu. If you’re a small or big kid, let your imagination run wild as you storm up the bridge of the magical ...
04 Apr 2020 to 19 Apr 2020

Tank Museum, Wareham, Dorset
Easter at the Tank MuseumThis Easter Holiday explore The Tank Museum and experience the biggest day out in history… 9 Powerful Exhibitions, 300 tanks and 100 years of armoured warfare - great for families of all ages. Open 10am - 5pm | Free parking | Onsite restaurant | Average visit length 4 hours TANKS IN ACTION DISPLAYS – EVERY WEEKDAY See Tanks roll into action at 1pm every weekday, starting on Monday 6 April - including Good Friday and Easter Monday. Lifelike explosions, mock battle, expert commentary ...
04 Apr 2020 to 19 Apr 2020

Wimborne, Dorset
Easter Egg Hunt QuizCome and join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt Quiz which is running throughout the Easter holidays. Collect your free quiz sheet from reception and search out the clues around the model buildings and surrounding facilities. There's small prize for correctly completed quiz sheets - as long as you hand in your pencil!
04 Apr 2020 to 19 Apr 2020

Abbotsbury, Dorset
Easter Fun at AbbotsburyEnjoy twelve days of Easter fun at Abbotsbury Children's Farm. Fri 10th, Sat 11th, Sun 12th, Mon 13th – Face Painting. Fri 10th, Sat 11th, Sun 12th, Mon 13th – Soft Archery with A2Z Adventures. Sat 4th, Sun 5th, Mon 6th, Fri 10th, Sat 11th, Sun 12th, Mon 13th , Sat 18th & Sun 19th – World Life Bugs and Reptiles. Tues 7th, Weds 8th, Thurs 16th & Fri 17th – Jamie Jambo. Thurs 9th, Fri 10th, Sat 11th, Sun 12th, Mon 13th, Tues 14th, Weds 15th – Strawberry Jam the Clown. Tues ...
19 April 2020

Bournemouth, Dorset
Friends! - The Musical ParodyFriends! The Musical Parody celebrates and pokes fun at the wacky misadventures of the group of 20-something pals we love from the hit TV show as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990’s Manhattan. Friends! The Musical Parody is an hilarious good-hearted romp through our favourite moments from the hit TV show in an uncensored, hilarious, fast-paced, music-filled production. Ross, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe, Joey and Rachel, haven’t gone anywhere and are singing and ...
15 Apr 2020 to 19 Apr 2020

Bridport, Dorset
From Page to Screen Film FestivalFrom Page to Screen Festival aims to look at the relationship between words and film. The objectives of the film festival are to try and inspire all ages to read more, watch more and make films. From previous surveys of the festival the choice of films is the biggest draw for ticket sales, so every year there is an external curator who is employed to pick their perception of adaptions. The main objective though, is for you to sit back, relax and escape into the world of film.
04 Apr 2020 to 19 Apr 2020

Go EAST for Easter at Monkey World!GO EAST at Monkey World this Easter holiday! The park will be fundraising to put 3 gibbons back into the wild from sister sanctuary Dao Tien in Vietnam, ran by charity EAST (Endangered Asian Species Trust). Visit the park to take part in trails, stalls and games and help the gibbons go EAST! For those planning multiple visits over the summer, an adoption pass is a great way to make the pennies go further- as well as helping fund future rescue and rehabilitation work. For just £25 for a ...
04 Apr 2020 to 19 Apr 2020

Poole, Dorset
Leaping Lambs Easter TrailLeap along to Poole Museum to find the hidden lambs in the cases and peeking from behind our collections. Complete the trail to collect your chocolatey prize! Time: 10am to 4pm.
19 April 2020

Mapperton Gardens, Beaminster, Dorset
Mapperton Spring Plant FairJoin us this April for our large and popular Plant Sale, held within the grounds of Mapperton House & Gardens on Sunday 19th April, 10am-4pm. Admission is just £5 per person, on the gate with under 5’s free, and your ticket includes FREE entry to the award-winning gardens. Mapperton House will be open for bookable tours, both of which are open to visitors, additional charges apply. With over 30 specialist stands which includes gifts, garden ironware as well as a massive choice of ...
07 Apr 2020 to 19 Apr 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
Matchstick Fleet ExhibitionCome and be amazed at the detail and accuracy of the scaled matchstick replicas of modern warships on display. The whole of our exhibition area is filled with these exquisite models that have taken one man a lifetime to build.
18 Apr 2020 to 19 Apr 2020

Nothe Fort, Weymouth, Dorset
The 32nd (Cornwall) Regiment of FootThe 32nd (Cornwall) Regiment of Foot Re-enactors coming to Nothe Fort. A re-enactment group based in Cornwall and Devon, and is part of the Napoleonic Association. Our group strives to open up the world of living history to everyone. We aim to portray all aspects of life in the Regiment, not just the rank and file. We welcome camp followers, traders, surgeons… any one who would like to take part in living history! We also welcome people interested in researching and re-creating the ...
03 Apr 2020 to 19 Apr 2020

Wimborne, Dorset
Wimborne Art Club Exhibition & SaleAn exhibition of original art work, including Dorset landmarks, will be held at Walford Mill Crafts. Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. Easter Sunday and Monday, 11am to 4pm. (Closed 6th). Admission Free
21 April 2020

Poole, Dorset
Dream MachinesMotor Cycles on Poole Quay from 6pm. Poole Quay Dream Machines is a fully marshalled and self-funded event. Entry is £1.50 per bike on the evening. Alternatively season armbands are available from Poole Museum or the Lord Nelson on Poole Quay for £8 giving entry for the entire season. The event creates a unique, exciting atmosphere as bikers and spectators enjoy a relaxed evening on Poole Quay. The backdrop of the quay and harbour offers the perfect location and there is a great ...
24 April 2020

Poole, Dorset
King LearAdapted & performed by Paul Morel, directed by John Mowat with all of Oddbodies’ trademark physical ingenuity and visual flair, this is an inventive, irreverent and highly accessible take on one of Shakespeare’s most brilliant plays. Armed with only a drum, a guitar, a knife and a chair, the tragic trajectory of Lear’s demise is presented to you from the point of view of his long suffering and ever-loyal fool. Blindness, betrayal, delusion, deceit, love, loyalty, lust and greed –it’s ...
24 April 2020

Swanage, Dorset
Variety Show: KaleidoscopeKaren ‘G’ presents another Kaleidoscope Variety Show. This show is in aid of The Lewis-Manning Hospice And has a variety of well known local talent. Not to be missed! Venue: Mowlem Theatre
25 April 2020

Poole, Dorset
Dorset Neon RunThe Dorset Neon Run is a 5k neon night run open to anyone over the age of 12 in the iconic Poole Park with the aim of having fun! Join up to 1,000 other neon runners and run, walk or skip the 5k route whilst lit up in neon face paint, glow sticks, glow bracelets and fluorescent tutus – whatever takes your fancy – before returning to show off your bling under UV lights and shake your thing to music at the end. This event is organised and run by Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability ...
23 Apr 2020 to 25 Apr 2020

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth, Dorset
The Hound of the BaskervillesWeymouth Drama Club present The Hound of the Baskervilles; a spoof adaptation of Conan Doyle’s masterpiece by Steven Canny and John Nicholson. “The most popular of the Sherlock Holmes stories becomes pure comic bliss” - Stage Venue: Pavilion Theatre
26 April 2020

Beaulieu, New Forest, Dorset
Blue Light DayGet up-close to the latest emergency services vehicles at Blue Light Day on Sunday 26th April as members from all emergency services park up within the grounds of the National Motor Museum. See fully kitted-out fire engines and ambulances, the purposeful motors of the police, Coastguard, Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and other vital services. Clamber inside these impressive machines used by the Fire and Rescue Service and South Central Ambulance Service, then see their ...
24 Apr 2020 to 26 Apr 2020

Swanage, Dorset
Diesel Gala & Beer FestivalThe main three-day Diesel Gala from Friday 24th April to Sunday 26th April will see an intensive three train diesel service operating. More details to follow on their website.
15 Feb 2020 to 26 Apr 2020

Jawsome SharksCalling all budding rangers! SEA LIFE Weymouth is on the hunt for brave adventurers who are enthusiastic about all things aquatic and are totally Top Trumps mad! Join the Jawsome Sharks and Friends quest to help Professor Finn find the missing Top Trumps cards, so he can teach everybody about the incredible sharks and sea creatures that live at the aquarium.
26 April 2020

Portland, Dorset
Osprey Sprint TriathlonThe Osprey Sprint April race will put good use to the months of winter training you have put yourself through. 300m Pool Swim – 12 lengths of the pool starting at individual times 17k Bike – Around Portland Island, Visiting the Bill. 5k Run – Off road along Hamm Beach. This is a perfect event for a fantastic start to the 2020 season. Legacy café will be open throughout the event for spectators and competitors alike. The race will start at 08:00 with each competitor starting on an ...
25 Apr 2020 to 26 Apr 2020

Wimborne Model Town, Wimborne, Dorset
Plant Sale & Gardens WeekendIt's a very special TWO FOR ONE weekend at Wimborne Model Town and a great time to enjoy our NGS listed gardens. We will have stalls from local growers including Cherry Tree and Northbrook Nurseries who will be offering excellent value plants to add colour to your garden this year. As part of the Discover Wimborne and Dorset Attractions Festival programmes we are offering a special 2 for 1 admission for this event. (Where different admission rates are applicable the lowest is free.)
28 April 2020

Poole, Dorset
Dream MachinesMotor cycles on Poole Quay from 6pm. Poole Quay Dream Machines is a fully marshalled and self-funded event. Entry is £1.50 per bike on the evening. Alternatively season armbands are available from Poole Museum or the Lord Nelson on Poole Quay for £8 giving entry for the entire season. The event creates a unique, exciting atmosphere as bikers and spectators enjoy a relaxed evening on Poole Quay. The backdrop of the quay and harbour offers the perfect location and there is a great ...
29 April 2020

Poole, Dorset
Chris Ramsey – The 20/20 tourTHE BRAND NEW STAND-UP SHOW Critically acclaimed comedian Chris Ramsey is hitting the road for his biggest ever stand-up tour in 2020. Having filled venues across the country including The Newcastle Metro Arena, twice, “Ramsey has the potential to be a mainstream hit, a cult favourite or almost anything in between” (Sunday Times), so don’t miss your chance to catch him live on stage while you can. Chris has just announced his own live stand-up special which will be available to ...
01 May 2020

Poole, Dorset
One Night At The V.E Day PromsOne Night At The V.E Day Proms is the ultimate, musical celebration in honour of the 75th Anniversary of V.E DAY. This incredible concert show takes you on a musical journey through World War II, providing an insight in to how music played a pivotal role throughout the most extraordinary period in modern day history. Featuring The London Gala Orchestra and exceptional live singers, One Night At The V.E Day Proms brings back to life such popular war time songs as Vera Lynn’s The White ...
30 Apr 2020 to 02 May 2020

Wimborne, Dorset
Dad's ArmyAs Project Play enters its third year, following superb productions of ‘The Vicar of Dibley’ and ‘Allo Allo!’, this all-time favourite is sure to be yet another big hit. The classic BBC TV comedy series of the Home Guard of Walmington-on-Sea, who battle daily against the Germans and local ARP Warden Hodges, comes to the stage complete with all the well-loved characters: “stupid boy” Pike, “Don’t panic, don’t panic” Jonesey, “Doomed, we’re all doomed!” Fraser, “May I be excused, sir?” ...
03 May 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
Kapow!Have you got what it takes to be a Hospice Hero? The KAPOW! course challenges you to run, climb, slide, duck and dodge as you take on our TEN unique obstacles. If you think you’re up to the challenge book your place today! KAPOW! is a physical challenge, but it’s not a race – there’s no clock ticking and no pressure to set a Personal Best – you can take things at your own pace. The courses will be a 5k but you don’t have to run the whole way, and there’s no pressure to attempt every ...
01 May 2020 to 03 May 2020

Lyme Regis, Dorset
Lyme Regis Fossil FestivalThe 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. We have experts from the Natural History Museum, Palaeontological Association, British Antarctic Survey, Geological Society, Lyme Regis Museum, the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre and many more. Entry to the Festival is free, and there is a small charge ...
02 May 2020 to 03 May 2020

Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle, Dorset
Saxon & Viking FalconryImmerse yourself in the origins of falconry and discover why Vikings were buried with their Hawks. Learn about the Saxon Kings who enjoyed the sport, from Ethelbald of Mercia to Edward the Confessor, and find out how the royal sport of falconry was very different from the falconry practised by professional fowlers. Hear the stories of Harold Godwinson and his hawks, taken straight from the Bayeux Tapestry.
03 May 2020

Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury Food & Drinks FestivalCome and join us on Sunday 3rd May for a celebration of the best in local food and drink. Not to be missed, it’s a day jam packed with food, fun and frivolity. There’ll be stalls the length of the town, featuring the fabulous Anonymous Travelling Market on Park Walk, as well as producers from The Dorset Farmers Market and Dorset Food and Drink in the High Street. Live cooking demonstrations will be taking place outside the Shaftesbury Town Hall at the ‘Chef’s on Stage’ demonstration ...
01 May 2020 to 04 May 2020

Wimborne, Dorset
Come and see a great range of awnings and tents, on display. Plus so much more for life outdoors. More details to follow. You'll find the Show on the outskirts of Wimborne BH21 3DH
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