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Events and what's on in Dorset

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 displays and more at the Bournemouth Air Festival and Weymouth Carnival, fireworks aplenty, the world-famous Great Dorset Steam Fair, music festivals such as Bestival and 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!)

Whatever your interests might be, 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.

23 January 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Circus of Horrors - Psycho AsylumIf ever there were a Paralympic for acrobatics, then Viktor Kochkin would win a Gold Medal. Viktor (27) was born with virtually no legs, but he was determined not to let his disability get in his way of becoming a circus performer. He used his incredible upper body strength to teach himself amazing acrobatics to achieve his goal. He was spotted performing with an acrobatic troupe in Russia by Circus of Horrors Supremo Dr Haze who for two years has been attempting to bring Viktor to ...
24 January 2019

Poole, Dorset
The Circus of HorrorsImagine a fantastic Rock Show with amazing light effects & set combined with an amalgamation of bizarre, dare devil & astounding Circus acts, accompanied by a rock n roll soundscape of mainly original songs & performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek. The infamous Circus of Horrors is touring throughout the world, featuring unbelievable sword swallowers, a herculean women swinging around the auditorium from her hair, demon dwarfs, strong man, whirlwind acrobats, flaming limbo, ...
26 January 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
BSO: Power & PassionBournemouth Symphony Orchestra at the Pavilion Theatre. All the characteristics most highly valued in Tchaikovsky’s music are present in his Sixth Symphony; imaginative orchestration, drama, delicious themes and sweeping emotive power. Whether or not the symphony hides some specific message, hinting at his personal melancholy and untimely death, it is clearly a work of deep and turbulent pathos and remains one of his most endearing. There is perhaps no more popular or beloved violin ...
26 January 2019

Wimborne, Dorset
Live Music Performance: FocusWith their unique brand of progressive rock, Focus manifested themselves at the start of the ’70s as the most successful and appreciated of all the Dutch pop-rock exports. Fronted by founding member Thijs Van Leer, and best known for their hits “Hocus Pocus”, “House of The King” and “Sylvia”, as well as critically acclaimed albums ‘Moving Waves’, ‘Focus 3’ and ‘Hamburger Concerto’, the iconic Dutch music masters are back with their tenth album, which is guaranteed to please their legions of ...
24 Jan 2019 to 26 Jan 2019

Blandford, Dorset
Pantomime Tarrant-EllaWeldmar Hospicecare is delighted to be this year's chosen charity by Tarrant Valley Players. Their Tarant-ella Pantomime is at Anne Biddlecombe Hall, Tarrant Keyneston. Show Dates & Times: January 24th: 7:30pm January 25th: 7:30pm January 26th: 2:30pm & 7:30pm For tickets please call the Box Office on 01258 453399 or 01258 830641.
19 Jan 2019 to 26 Jan 2019

Christchurch, Dorset
Pantomime: CinderellaIt’s the ultimate rags-to-riches story as the celebrated, award-winning Highcliffe Charity Players return to the Regent Centre to enchant us with one of the nation’s favourite pantomimes, Cinderella. Expect the usual magical quota of sumptuous sets and costumes, dazzling dance routines, knockabout humour and popular show songs as poor Cinders attempts to escape a life of drudgery – and, of course, her horrible Stepmother and Ugly Sisters. With the aid of her Fairy Godmother and a ...
27 January 2019

Poole, Dorset
The Big SingSpend a day singing with hundreds of others as you workshop and then perform some of Leonard Bernstein’s best known music – Chichester Psalms and music from West Side Story. The day will be led and conducted by GAVIN CARR, distinguished Director of the BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY CHORUS. You don’t need to be in a choir – just be keen to sing. Venue: Lighthouse
30 January 2019

Poole, Dorset
BSO:Pastoral BrahmsSchumann Manfred Overture Dvořák Violin Concerto Brahms Symphony No.2 Clemens Schuldt CONDUCTOR Baiba Skride VIOLIN The Second Symphony might be described as Brahms’ “Pastoral”, a total contrast to the dramatic and very serious First. Its song-like melodies are imbued with a gentle and lyrical quality – in their simple beauty the themes give the impression of having been written down as a result of spontaneous inspiration. In Brahms’ own words, “A delightfully happy spirit” pervades ...
30 January 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Stand-up Comedy: Nish KumarDouble Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee Nish Kumar is taking his brand new show on a national tour of the UK! The title is a quote from Terminator 2. There will be jokes about politics, mankind’s capacity for self-destruction, and if this will lead to the end of days. GOOD FUN STUFF. He's the host of the Mash Report, which you might have seen on BBC 2 or on a Facebook video posted by someone you went to school with but haven't spoken to in a while. As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC2), ...
02 February 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Anton & Erin - Dance Those Magical MusicalsJoin the nation’s favourite ballroom couple in their new, show-stopping dance production. The world of Ballroom meets Musical Theatre with stunning costumes & breath-taking choreography set to iconic theatrical favourites: The Phantom of the Opera Mary Poppins • 42nd Street Hairspray • Cabaret Wicked • Top Hat Jersey Boys and many more Featuring the vocal talent of TV favourite Lance Ellington and the magnificent London Concert Orchestra with conductor Richard Balcombe and ...
01 Feb 2019 to 02 Feb 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
Dorchester BeerexOver the years, Dorchester Beerex has raised over £170,000 for local good causes. Our 31st event will take place in February 2019 at the Corn Exchange where there’ll be seating for 100 upstairs at all four sessions allowing us to increase the number of available tickets! Friday 1st February 2019 11:00 – 16:00 (no music) 18:30 – 23:30 (no music) Saturday 2nd February 2019 11:00 – 16:00 (no music) 18:30 – 23:30 (with live music) Over 18s only. Hot and cold food will be served ...
02 February 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Let's DanceLet’s Dance's new 2019 show features around 300 performers of all ages showcasing their talents in dance and song. With a wide variety of music and colourful sparkling costumes, it will be a great evening for all! Children under 2 are FREE. Venue: Pavilion Theatre
07 February 2019

Christchurch, Dorset
The Syd Lawrence Orchestra – Big Band SpectacularThe “Best Big Band in the Land” is back for 2019 and their explosive new show is better than ever! Hold on tight as Big Band Spectacular takes you on an exciting journey that is stunning, dynamic, and thrilling. Directed by Chris Dean, this mesmerizing performance is packed with your Big Band Favourites. Featuring the music of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Neal Hefti, Billy May, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and many more. This is definitely a musical extravaganza you ...
08 February 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
Angela Barnes: Rose TintedAngela’s brand new show of stand-up and stories is trying, really trying, to look on the bright side of life. Since 2011, when Angela took the plunge and embarked on her life-long dream to become a comedian, her witty worldview has been catapulted onto numerous radio and television shows including appearances on BBC One’s Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo and BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz and the prestigious role as host of BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Newsjack. Venue: The Corn Exchange
09 February 2019

Christchurch, Dorset
Cinema Museum Open DayCalling all cinema enthusiasts! Step into a bygone era with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Regent projection room. Enjoy a live demonstration of our 35mm projector, which has been lovingly restored by a team of loyal volunteers. The extensive collection includes countless photographic images, old cinema posters, antique cinema fixtures and more! Ideal for anyone with an appreciation for the pre-digital days. Spaces are limited to 6 per tour - book now to avoid disappointment! ...
09 February 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Stargazing at DurlstonView the stars at the Learning Centre, Durlston Country Park. Phone 01929 424443 on the day to confirm. £3 charge.
09 Feb 2019 to 10 Feb 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
BoyzoneAfter six UK no. 1 singles, five UK no. 1 albums and 25 years together, the iconic Boyzone have released details of their 25th anniversary and farewell UK and Ireland arena tour which includes a date at Bournemouth International Centre.
09 Feb 2019 to 10 Feb 2019

Poole, Dorset
Holistic FestivalDorset's Health and Well-being Experience. This event is packed with things to do for all ages - from children having fun, to those on a spiritual quest, for those looking to improve health and well-being to those simply wanting to soak in the atmosphere and enjoy the wonderful stands. Venue: Lighthouse
10 February 2019

Portland, Dorset
Portland Coastal MarathonThe Portland Coastal Marathon will be taking place from the iconic Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy on Sunday 10th February. Along with the full distance event there will be a Half marathon and a 10k so all abilities can take part in this festival of running in what is possibly the most stunning of coastal trail locations. This is a run of dramatic, rugged cliffs, nationally rare plants, hidden coves and stunning views. The Isle of Portland is a large mass of limestone ...
09 Jan 2019 to 13 Feb 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Dorset AONB ExhibitionExhibition exploring some of Dorset's most beautiful places and the stories of the people who live and work there. Venue: Durlston Country Park
15 February 2019

Poole, Dorset
Brendan Cole: Show ManBrush off your tails, Brendan is back! This brand new production for 2019 promises unparalleled entertainment as Brendan Cole leads his stunning cast in a thrilling extravaganza of music and dance. The very first winner of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing is joined by an amazing team of professional dancers, singers and a live band to showcase the superb choreography and dazzling performance that has kept him in the public eye for 15 years. Join us at the Lighthouse for a night of beautiful ...
15 February 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Music Hall TavernThe UK’s premier comedy drag show is back for its 6th year with a brand new hilarious fabulous glamorous show for 2019! Whatever your age, come along to Weymouth Pavilion and join Mrs T and the “girls” from MHT for a truly magnificent night of dazzling costumes, side-splitting laughter and a cast of unique characters singing and dancing all night long. A feel-good night that will not only entertain and amuse you, but will leave you with unforgettable memories of the funniest night out ...
16 February 2019

Poole, Dorset
Sing Along-A-GreaseThe sing along screening of the classic film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John is brought to you by the producers of Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music Ever wanted to know what it's like to be a T-bird or a Pink Lady but never quite felt cool enough to pull it off? Well, now is your chance to don those pink jackets, grease up those quiffs and let your inhibitions go for an evening where you are the stars and remember GREASE is the word... The evening begins with your host leading ...
15 Feb 2019 to 17 Feb 2019

Christchurch, Dorset
An Evening with Pam AyresPam Ayres has been making the nation laugh for over 40 years. Funny and warm, her charming understated manner belies a rare comic precision. Her hair-trigger timing, her eye for the absurd details of everyday life, and unforgettable turn of phrase, combine to make her a true national treasure. Recent TV appearances for BBC TV include Springwatch, Celebrity Mastermind, Celebrity Antique Road Trip, and Women at War: 100 Years of Service. Recent Radio broadcasts include Just A Minute, and ...
18 February 2019

Lulworth, Dorset
A fun session where children of all ages can have a go at fossil casting and ammonite slice polishing. Also includes top tips for finding fossils on the beach. Fossil hunters take home a fossil cast and polished ammonite slice. Includes fossil making and ammonite slice polishing. Future dates: February 22nd | April 8th, 15th, 19th | July 22nd, 29th | August 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th Time: 11:30am Meet at: Lulworth Cove Visitor Centre (BH20 5RQ) Duration: Approximately 45 ...
18 February 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
Lily & The AlbatrossA family show full of live music about wild weather, wild birds and wild ambitions. Far out in the wild and remote ocean there is a small family on a fishing boat. When the whipping winds threaten their little world, the family must pull together, take a leap of faith and look beyond what they have always known to get themselves and their great old boat moving again. After the show, you will be able to take part in a meet and greet with the actors. Suitable ages 5+ Venue: Corn Exchange
19 February 2019

Poole, Dorset
Animalcolm the MusicalMalcolm doesn’t like animals, which is a problem because his family loves them. Their house is full of pets. After a bizarre school trip unlike any other, Malcolm begins to understand animals more deeply than anyone. But will he end up the same as before? Because sometimes the hardest thing to be is…you. A vibrant, energetic and gloriously funny new musical comedy from the award-winning Story Pocket Theatre. ANiMALCOLM combines physical theatre, puppetry and the company’s outstanding ...
20 February 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
The X Factor Live TourThe X Factor Live Tour is returning for 2019! X Factor Digital Presenter, Becca Dudley, will be returning as host this year on The X Factor Live Tour. The X Factor Tour has thrilled over three million people since it began 14 years ago, making it one of the UK’s most successful annual arena tours. So get your tickets to The X Factor Live Tour 2019 and don’t miss out. Venue: BIC Windsor Hall
21 February 2019

Christchurch, Dorset
OCD Productions UK proudly present ONCE UPON A PRINCESS The Princesses return to the Regent Centre in the smash hit show, ‘Once Upon A Princess’ - the ultimate pop Princess party, live on stage! This glittering production features your favourite fairytale Princesses and a soundtrack of top pop hits and movie musical classics. Once Upon A Princess, now in its third sparkling year, continues to entertain, inspire and captivate little Princes and Princesses with its toe tapping, ...
18 Feb 2019 to 22 Feb 2019

Highcliffe Castle, Christchurch, Dorset
Highcliffe Castle Half-term Trail & ActivitiesA trail taking you around the inside of the castle in hunt of questions about Chinese New Year. Afterwards the dining room will be set up ready to do some crafts and activities. Last Entry to the castle and the crafts will be 3.30pm, with the castle and crafts finishing at 4pm.
14 Dec 2018 to 23 Feb 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Cool Coast Ice RinkEmbrace that wintry feeling with Cool Coast Ice Rink at Bournemouth International Centre! Whether you’re a budding figure skater or feel more comfortable clinging on to the sides, everyone is welcome – the rink is big enough for all. There’s even a mini rink for those first nerve-racking glides and skate mates available to hire for the youngsters. When your feet are firmly back on the ground, or if you’d rather sit this one out, soak up the atmosphere whilst enjoying Bavarian inspired ...
21 Feb 2019 to 23 Feb 2019

Wimborne, Dorset
GaslightThis classic Victorian thriller is a powerful story of a young woman psychologically dominated by her husband. While Jack Manningham is out on the town each evening his wife Bella stays at home alone, believing she’s losing her mind. She can’t explain the disappearance of familiar objects, the mysterious footsteps overhead or the ghostly flickering of the living room gaslights. The surprise arrival of retired Detective Rough leads to a shocking discovery that will shake her respectable ...
23 February 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
JTQ: The James Taylor QuartetLed by Hammond organ-guru, James Taylor, JTQ stands with one foot planted in 2018, and the other, just as firmly, somewhere south of the 1970s. For more than 25 years, The James Taylor Quartet have set the standard for the coolest sounds in funky acid jazz. On dozens of mighty albums and at their legendary gigs at home and around the world, they’ve quietly become a byword for distinguished British creativity. In addition to his work with JTQ – James has collaborated with the likes of ...
21 Feb 2019 to 23 Feb 2019

Poole, Dorset
Light Up Poole: A Festival of LightAs darkness falls, Light Up Poole will transform the town centre, combining light art and digital installations with interactive activities in partnership with leading cultural organisations across the region. More than 20 art spectacles will be shown at various locations to accentuate the town’s diverse landscapes, from the harbour’s natural beauty and the industrial expanse of the docks to the Old Town’s historic buildings and the urban setting of the High Street.
23 February 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
Maiden Newton Potato DayMaiden Newton Allotments Association is holding its sixth Annual Potato Day on Saturday 23rd February. In what has become a popular annual event, Maiden Newton Village Hall will open its doors between 10.30am and 2.00pm to welcome all keen gardeners, be they allotment veterans, experienced enthusiasts or complete novices who would like to talk to some experts, find helpful advice and share tips on all things gardening. You can buy your spuds by the single tuber if you only have a small ...
20 Feb 2019 to 23 Feb 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Shrek The MusicalBased on the Oscar-winning animation film, Shrek The Musical is the Tony Award-winning adventure-filled musical brought to you by the highly acclaimed, Swish of the Curtain. An unlikely hero, the big, green and ugly Ogre finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside the wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her dramatic rescue. Featuring memorable songs, a side splitting script and slick choreography, the beloved characters from the original film are brought to life ...
23 February 2019

Poole, Dorset
Yamato - The Drummers of JapanThe Yamato drummers are back at the Lighthouse by popular demand. Their acclaimed performances of Japanese Taiko drumming and music have captivated audiences of over 6 million people in 53 countries across the globe. In a brand new show, the drummers challenge and push themselves to their absolute limits. Yamato will leave audiences exhilarated by this visually spectacular, high-energy and explosive show.
16 Feb 2019 to 24 Feb 2019

Wareham, Dorset
Half Term at the Tank MuseumThis February half term, explore The Tank Museum and experience the biggest day out in history! South West Model Show February 16-17 - start off your holiday with the biggest model show in the South West. The Tank Museum will be inviting exhibitors from across the UK to exhibit their models throughout the Museum. Miniature, Remote Control and Scale models will all be in attendance. Tonnes of Fun for Families! Take part in a range of family activities. Kids can also let off steam in ...
16 Feb 2019 to 24 Feb 2019

Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle, Dorset
Half-term Fun at Corfe CastleA series of interactive activities will be on offer this half-term. Budding knights and damsels can take part in the 'Great Escape' (teddy bear zip wire) and watch missiles launch from the castle's medieval siege engine.
16 Feb 2019 to 24 Feb 2019

Beaulieu, New Forest, Dorset
Hands-on Half-term at BeaulieuBecome an inventor this February half-term! See wonderful machines from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and then take part in activities to invent your own creations... To celebrate our Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 Years exhibition, we're inviting visitors to follow in the footsteps of Chitty's on-screen creator Caractacus Potts and dream up their own magical inventions. Pick up your Hands-On Half Term Travel Log to create memories from your visit and complete the fun activities inside. Makes ...
16 Feb 2019 to 24 Feb 2019

Haynes Motor Museum, Sherborne, Dorset
Haynes Half-term Discovery DaysCalling amateur detectives of all ages! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to join us at Haynes International Motor Museum this February half-term and take part in ‘Discovery Days’. Make your way to our Top Secret Mission HQ to receive your mission and everything you need to help crack the case. Even the best detectives need a little help, so bring your very best teammates for this action-packed, mission busting, mystery solving day out. If you need more clues, our ...
26 Feb 2019 to 02 Mar 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Blood BrothersWritten by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award winning Blood Brothers. Bill Kenwright’s production surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. It has been affectionately christened the ‘Standing ...
26 Feb 2019 to 02 Mar 2019

Poole, Dorset
Theatre: The VerdictThe powerful best-selling courtroom thriller What price the truth? Following the phenomenal success of its world premiere tour, Middle Ground Theatre Company is delighted to present the second tour of the gripping and critically acclaimed courtroom sensation The Verdict. Frank Galvin is a washed up veteran lawyer and an alcoholic. He is presented with one last chance to redeem himself when he is given an open-and-shut medical malpractice case that no one thinks he can win. Up ...
28 Feb 2019 to 02 Mar 2019

Christchurch, Dorset
Twynham School presents The Wizard of OzTwynham School return to the Regent Centre for the seventh time with their production of the all-time classic musical ‘The Wizard of Oz’. L. Frank Baum’s classic novel comes to life in this faithful version of the original classic 1939 film. It features all the most beloved songs including Over the Rainbow, Ding Dong, the Witch is Dead and We’re off to see the Wizard, among many others. As one of the most successful musicals ever, audiences are guaranteed a lively and colourful evening. ...
02 March 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Weymouth & Dorset Music FestivalThe Weymouth & Dorset Music Festival is a non-competitive festival open to all musicians of all ages and abilities. Entrants have the rare opportunity to perform their music in front of an audience – many for the first time – and get feedback from a highly qualified and friendly adjudicator. The Festival provides a whole day of music, from 9am through till 5pm and it would be great to have an audience for our young (and not so young) performers. Please come along and support our local ...
03 March 2019

Wimborne, Dorset
Exciting ScienceThis brand new, exciting and educational show will amaze and astound all ages from 4 years and up. Featuring silly, fun, factual Science experiments, it’s the perfect way to engage the mind and imagination during a dull and boring half-term holiday! A show full of wiz, bang, pop …. and splurt! 1:00 pm-3:00 pm at the Tivoli Theatre.
28 Feb 2019 to 03 Mar 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Swanage Blues FestivalThe Swanage Blues Festival brings together an amazing collection of Blues musicians, fans and friends for a weekend of jams, open mics and headline performances that will have you coming back time after time. Over 100 musicians perform at 60 events in some 15 indoor venues.
09 March 2019

Christchurch, Dorset
Cinema Museum Open DayCalling all cinema enthusiasts! Step into a bygone era with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Regent projection room. Enjoy a live demonstration of our 35mm projector, which has been lovingly restored by a team of loyal volunteers. The extensive collection includes countless photographic images, old cinema posters, antique cinema fixtures and more! Ideal for anyone with an appreciation for the pre-digital days. Spaces are limited to 6 per tour - book now to avoid disappointment! ...
09 March 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Dance: Get on the Floor!Get ready for a dance show like no other, starring Strictly star/TV personality AJ Pritchard. A fabulous fusion of styles combine with an iconic musical playlist and a dynamic cast of dance and vocal talent to set your pulse racing. Worldwide dancefloor flavours include tango, ballroom, Latin, hip-hop, contemporary and commercial with stunning live vocals, striking costumes, and an exciting remixed sound. Featuring iconic hits from Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Elvis, Madonna, Amy ...
10 March 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
Rise & Shine Breakfast RunThis is a 2-mile route around the Dorchester area to raise money for Weldmar Hospicecare. Once you have completed your walk you can sit down with a cuppa and enjoy a freshly cooked breakfast. This is a brand new event for 2019 and for Weldmar Hospicecare. The event is open to people of all ages and will be great fun for all the family, It will be a 2-mile fun run/walk and will take place on 10th March starting and finishing at Brownsword Hall in Poundbury. The sponsored run will ...
10 March 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
The Big Picture SaleWhat do you have in your attic? Remember all those pictures you never had room to hang? Or the ones you decided you didn’t like after all? Then why not donate them to Dorchester Arts, and come along to our Big Picture Sale to find something more to your taste! If you love art, pictures and images of all kinds come and immerse yourself in an afternoon devoted to the visual arts. As well as a sale of donated pictures of all shapes, sizes, types and tastes, there will be a gallery of affordable ...
13 March 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Blue Planet II Live in ConcertBBC presenter Anita Rani has been announced as host for Blue Planet II – Live In Concert. Following the incredible success of the BAFTA award-winning BBC One television series Blue Planet II, presented by Sir David Attenborough, BBC Studios, and FKP Scorpio are proud to present a 13-date UK live tour, which will bring the wonders and mysteries of the planet’s oceans and wildlife to the UK arena stage. Blue Planet II – Live In Concert – will present a selection of stunning visuals from ...
14 March 2019

Portland, Dorset
Theatre: Peril at SeaThe greatest storm in living memory blasts the English coast. Striving against the howling winds and pounding waves, a lonely boat struggles on. As the storm rages and night wears on, those left behind wait impatiently, huddled together, isolated and unfamiliar. Tempers will flare and solace will be sought in this evocative journey into our seafaring past and present. One island, one sea, ever changing, never conquered. Up The Road Theatre bring you this brand new production, ahead ...
15 March 2019

Wimborne, Dorset
The Searchers Farewell ConcertThere is no doubt that the swinging 60s was a very special time and will go down in history as being the most imaginative period of music creativity and expression. With such classic hits as, Sweets For My Sweet; Needles and Pins; Don’t Throw Your Love Away; Sugar and Spice and When You Walk In The Room, THE SEARCHERS have contributed enormously in establishing the UK as the world’s leading country in the music industry. Their total record sales exceed 50 million. The Searchers have ...
17 March 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Weymouth Half MarathonNow in its 5th Year, this popular seaside half marathon provides runners with some outstanding scenery, history, and the opportunity to set a pb on a pretty flat 13.1 mile course. Runners will complete a traffic-free, fast course and take in a historical and scenic tour of Weymouth’s dramatic past and landscape through the town, harbour, seafront and Lodmoor Country Park.
21 March 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Syd Lawrence Orchestra - Big Band SpectacularThe “Best Big Band in the Land” is back for 2019 and their explosive new show is better than ever! Hold on tight as Big Band Spectacular takes you on an exciting journey that is stunning, dynamic, and thrilling. Directed by Chris Dean, this mesmerizing performance is packed with your Big Band Favourites. Featuring the music of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Neal Hefti, Billy May, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and many more. Venue: Pavilion Theatre
23 March 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Rock for HeroesAre you ready to ROCK! Immerse yourself in the incredible new live music experience with Rock For Heroes. Bringing the perfect combination of your favourite Rock & Pop artist across the eras, in celebration of an incredible cause Help for Heroes. We will be collecting for this amazing cause, after every show. Performed by a full live rock band and superb singers, It’s the must see show of the year. With music from artists such as Dire Straits, Status Quo, Queen, David Bowie, Madonna, ...
22 Mar 2019 to 23 Mar 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
The Gin To My Tonic FestivalGIN LOVERS REJOICE! This festival brings together over 100 different gins from across the UK and beyond. Each gin has been selected for its outstanding craftsmanship and flavour, with the aim of introducing you to gins you may not have encountered before. The festival is here to take you on a journey of gin discovery! Ticket prices TICKETS £11 PER PERSON, INCLUDES: Guaranteed Entry (subject to proof of ID) Gin Explorer Guide Gin Copa Glass Gin Sampling / Trade ...
22 Mar 2019 to 26 Mar 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Flying Scotsman Running DaysFlying Scotsman will operate 5 services a day each way between Swanage and Norden non-stop. Flying Scotsman will be hauling Car 14 Pullman Observation Car “The Devon Belle” and 6 carriages. Tickets will include travel on the “feeder service” (see below) and access to viewing areas (see below) A steam-hauled “feeder service” will operate between Norden and Swanage calling at Corfe Castle and Harmans Cross. This service can be used by those booked to travel on Flying Scotsman as well as ...
02 April 2019

Poole, Dorset
Dream MachinesMotor Cycles on Poole Quay from 6pm. Poole Quay Dream Machines is a fully marshalled event, with a £1 entry charge per night. It is a self-funding event. 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 selection of waterside cafes, bars, restaurants and food kiosks offering refreshment, many with bike night specials on their ...

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