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Events and what's on in Swanage

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The next 13 events in Swanage appear below.

26 Apr 2018 to 28 Apr 2018

Swanage, Dorset
Theatre: Sister ActSwanage Musical Theatre Company are proud to present Sister Act, the feel-amazing musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty And The Beast, Little Shop Of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical. When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in one place the cops are ...
04 May 2018

Swanage, Dorset
Vienna Festival Ballet presents Swan Lakene of the best known love stories, performed by the ever popular Vienna Festival Ballet. Lavish costumes, stunning scenery, international stars, and the glorious music from Tchaikovsky make this a night not to be missed. Swan Lake is the most popular ballet in the world. It's the ballet that captures like no other the full range of human emotions - from hope to despair, from terror to tenderness, from melancholy to ecstasy. Founded in 1980 by the vastly experienced Austrian dancer ...
11 May 2018 to 13 May 2018

Swanage, Dorset
Swanage Rail Diesel GalaA fun weekend for all the family.
24 May 2018 to 28 May 2018

Swanage, Dorset
Purbeck Pirate FestivalThe Purbeck Pirate Festival will be held on Thursday 24th - Monday 28th May 2018 (the last bank holiday in May), at Sandpit Field, Swanage. Where there will be much raiding, pillaging and plundering. There will be stalls for you to buy all the "effects" you need to become a pirate or just update/add to your wardrobe, food and beverages aplenty, as well as an assortment of other stalls, re-enactments and entertainment for all ages.
26 May 2018 to 10 Jun 2018

Swanage, Dorset
Purbeck Arts WeeksPAW 2018 is on its way . . . . . . . . with over 100 artists and a huge range of fascinating Open Studios for you to enjoy, lots of new artists to be discovered, and an ever inspiring exhibition of art from many of our participating artists at our main exhibition area at Rollington Barn near Corfe Castle. In addition there will be a very wide range of concerts and other events to enjoy in the evening – including the return of I Fagiolini with Monteverdi’s vespers, the Gabrieli Consort and ...
09 Jun 2018 to 10 Jun 2018

Swanage, Dorset
Swanage Fish FestivalSwanage is celebrating all things ‘fishy’ with a festival that features, food, fishing and fun. The event is all about fish, fun and LOCAL and is set in a stunning location overlooking the bay in Prince Albert Gardens, Swanage.
13 Jul 2018 to 15 Jul 2018

Swanage, Dorset
Swanage Jazz FestivalWith established and popular mixture of old friends and new faces, and nearly 50 sessions featuring bands from across most of the spectrum of jazz.
20 Jul 2018 to 22 Jul 2018

Swanage, Dorset
Wilkswood Reggae FestivalThe Wilkswood Reggae Festival is first and foremost a family-friendly festival and there is plenty to keep the kids entertained with a dedicated play area, the leafy Dingly Dell featuring storytelling and music and the hugely popular hay bale castle. To encourage the family atmosphere, we offer reduced prices for children up to the age of 17 and under-threes are free! Organised by Dubwood Productions – a joint enterprise between the Scott Arms pub in Kingston and Bournemouth’s Dubheart ...
28 Jul 2018 to 04 Aug 2018

Swanage, Dorset
Swanage Regatta & Carnival WeekFor one week at the end of July and the beginning of August, Swanage will be radiating to the sound, fun and excitement of the annual Regatta & Carnival, the South Coast’s Premier event. This ‘must do’ attraction has so much to offer everyone, from the magnificent two-mile carnival procession, vibrant with dance, sound and colour, to the beat of live bands playing on the Main Stage and in the carnival marquee.
16 Aug 2018 to 19 Aug 2018

Swanage, Dorset
Purbeck Valley Folk FestivalPurbeck Valley Folk Festival is a small festival set on a farm on the beautiful Jurassic Coastline. We’re a festival that’s loved by everyone because there’s loads for kids to do, loads for parents and loads for the old folkies!
30 Aug 2018 to 02 Sep 2018

Swanage, Dorset
Purbeck International Chamber Music FestivalEvery year we invite acclaimed musicians and actors around the world to join us for the Purbeck International Chamber Music Festival which takes place during the first weekend in September. Tickets can be booked online through the Purbeck International Chamber Music website, by phone on 0333 666 3366 (£1.50 booking fee applies) or from Discover Purbeck Information Centre in Wareham, tel: 01929 552740. Various venues.
07 Sep 2018 to 09 Sep 2018

Swanage, Dorset
Swanage Folk FestivalFolk music followers flock to the concerts, join-in sessions, and try something new at workshops. The festival features a number of concerts in the Mowlem Theatre and music in the main marquee on Sandpit Field.
04 Oct 2018 to 07 Oct 2018

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.

Latest Swanage Features

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26 Mar 2018
Resort Dorset Magazine 2018 The popular Resort Dorset magazine for 2018 is out today. Our free title offers visitors the chance to discover all the best things to see and do across the county. Resort is packed with great attractions, activities, food and drink, shopping, events and more ideas for great days out. You'll also find lots of money-saving vouchers! Keep an eye out for the bright yellow dispensers and pick up your copy soon - they'll be found in many hotels, holiday parks, shops, ... Read more...
27 Feb 2018
10 of the Best Dorset Places of Interest Dorset is blessed with more beauty spots and landmarks per square mile than anywhere else (ok we just made that up, but it's got a lot). With its stunning countryside, breathtaking coastal views, historic monuments and spectacular natural features, you don’t have to look far to see why visitors just can’t get enough of what Dorset has to offer. One of the great advantages is just how accessible everything is – many sights are close together and you could ... Read more...
27 Feb 2018
Durlston Country Park Just a mile south of Swanage lies Durlston Country Park, a naturalist's paradise - 280-acres consisting of sea-cliffs, coastal limestone downland, haymeadows, hedgerows and woodland. As well as abundant flora and fauna Durlston also offers stunning views from its coastal paths. As you look out to sea you may spot the dolphins which are regular visitors to the area. Dorset County Council established the Park in the 1970s and since then the careful management, combined with its ... Read more...
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