Arts & Crafts Events in Dorset

Details of arts and crafts events in Dorset, UK can be found in this section of the Visit Dorset website.



    12 Oct

    Station Road, Semley, SP7 9AN

    12/10/2018 To 13/10/2018

    10:00 am To 5:00 pm

    Vintage and antique fabrics, haberdashery, eiderdowns, quilts, sheets, linens, lace, threads and more will be filling Dairy House on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th October from 10am to 5pm.

    Part of our ground floor will be filled with some wonderful stalls, whilst other textiles will be spread throughout the shop.

    So, if fabric is your ‘thing’ then come along, and tell your friends!

    03 Nov

    The Swanage School, High St, Swanage BH19 2PH

    03/11/2018 To 03/11/2018

    11:00 am To 4:00 pm

    Litter Free Coast and Sea will be launching several initiatives from their Swanage campaign ‘Love our beach’ at this event with additional information and interactive model.

    Celebrating the wonderful local environment of Swanage, the event will bring together groups and organisations working locally. There will be information and opportunities for Swanage residents to find out how to get involved in looking after their environment and also discovering more ways to enjoy it!

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Activities

    Stalls, Displays, games and exhibits

    • Display of artwork by local children
    • Litter Free Coast and Sea – interactive exhibit, fun quiz, children’s’ activities and project launch.
    • Litter Free Purbeck – stand with information and quiz – they will be carrying out a litter pick on the day also.
    • Wessex Water – stand and a local area litter pick with staff volunteers.
    • Stepping into Nature – information stand
    • Greengage – local Dorset Wildlife Trust project with a plant sale.
    • Swanage Pier-stand and activity TBC
    • Slideshow exhibit of local photography from local contributors.

    Food

    • Food available from local company The Saltpig.
    • Free refreshments – teas, coffees and biscuits.
    19 May

    Queen Elizabeth's School, Blandford Road, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 4DT

    19/05/2018 To 19/05/2018

    9:00 am To 3:30 pm

    A must-see event for anybody interested in the diversity of small plants, this competitive show is full of surprises. It is run by the Alpine Garden Society, show-casing mountain plants, small herbaceous plants, dwarf shrubs and bulbs. The plant fair will be attended by specialist alpine and non-alpine nurseries bringing plants suitable for most sites: Aberconwy Nursery (Colwyn Bay, Clwyd), Copton Ash (Faversham, Kent), Hartside Nursery (Alston, Cumbria), Kevin Hughes Plants (Middle Woodford, Wilts), Leesa’s Alpines (Birdham, Chichester), Marina Plants (Lymington, Hants), Parham Bungalow Plants (Market Lavington, Devizes), Potterton’s Nursery (Nettleton, Lincs), Tale Valley Nursery (Cullompton, Devon), The Mead Nursery (Brokerswood, Wilts), Thuya Alpine Nursery (Hartpury, Glos). They will be happy to take orders in advance and bring plants for you as well as giving cultivation advice. There is a Plant Forum to give you ideas, photographic display and opportunity for plant photography.  Come early for the plant sales and enjoy our home-baked cakes, hot and cold drinks and light lunches.  Admission £3.00, AGS members and children free.  Free parking.

    05 May

    allendale centre, hanham road, wimborne, BH21 1AS

    05/05/2018 To 05/05/2018

    10:00 am To 4:00 pm

    Details:

    Dorset Team Spring Fair

    Saturday 5th May 2018

    10am – 4pm

    Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne BH21 1AS

    Entry to the fair is FREE


     

    The Dorset Team, a group of local makers and sellers, will be heading to the Allendale Centre in Wimborne on Saturday 5th May for their Spring Fair.

    The fair will feature 60 stalls by local design-makers, vintage sellers and craft suppliers. There will be something for everyone and every budget. This is a fantastic way to buy some unique products and gifts whilst supporting local independent artists, artisans and sellers.

    For more information and to see sneak previews from our stallholders, please see our Facebook event page: http://facebook.com/events/282450382285845/

    26 Aug

    Beechwood Avenue Bournemouth Dorset BH5 1LX

    26/08/2018 To 27/08/2018

    12:00 pm To 6:00 pm

    : Tickets will shortly be available on the website - http://sortedindorset.com

    Sorted in Dorset, an initiative set up by the team behind the fantastic Party in the Park, is bringing together once again the local communities in a bid to embrace both Bournemouth and Poole, and the intention to take this event further into the hinterland of Dorset with their latest twist on family enjoyment, showcasing the huge range of talent we have here on our doorstep be it deepest darkest Dorset or embracing our phenomenal coast line.

    Join us for the first event in Hamworthy Park on 21st & ‪22nd July, where you will be able to enjoy the tastes of locally produced food and drink whilst listening to talented resident musicians. With plenty to keep the whole family entertained, including children’s activities, we’ve got you sorted for something to kick start the summer!

    The festivities continue during the August bank holiday weekend, where Shelley Park will be transformed into a hub of local culture. Taking place ‪on Sunday 26th & ‪Monday 27th August, this will be the perfect way to round off the summer break!

    These two brilliant events will be helping raise funds for local causes including Friends of Hamworthy Park and Dorset’s Children’s Foundation.

    Tickets will be available to purchase direct from the website shortly, so keep an eye on social media for updates!

    21 Jul

    BH15 4DH

    21/07/2018 To 22/07/2018

    12:00 pm To 8:00 pm

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    Tickets will be available on the website shortly

    Sorted in Dorset, an initiative set up by the team behind the fantastic Party in the Park, is bringing together once again the local communities in a bid to embrace both Bournemouth and Poole, and the intention to take this event further into the hinterland of Dorset with their latest twist on family enjoyment, showcasing the huge range of talent we have here on our doorstep be it deepest darkest Dorset or embracing our phenomenal coast line.

    Join us for the first event in Hamworthy Park on 21st & ‪22nd July, where you will be able to enjoy the tastes of locally produced food and drink whilst listening to talented resident musicians. With plenty to keep the whole family entertained, including children’s activities, we’ve got you sorted for something to kick start the summer!

    The festivities continue during the August bank holiday weekend, where Shelley Park will be transformed into a hub of local culture. Taking place ‪on Sunday 26th & ‪Monday 27th August, this will be the perfect way to round off the summer break!

    These two brilliant events will be helping raise funds for local causes including Friends of Hamworthy Park and Dorset’s Children’s Foundation.

    Tickets will be available to purchase direct from the website shortly, so keep an eye on social media for updates!

    17 Feb
    recurrences

    Mount Lane, Eype DT6 6AP

    17/02/2018 To 02/04/2018

    2:00 pm To 5:00 pm

    : Eype Centre for the Arts

    ST. PETER’S, EYPE

    Exhibition of Stations of the Cross Paintings (by kind permission of Churches Together in Bridport)

    Painted by members of the Bridport Art Society, these were shown around the town in 2016. They feature modern dress and are set against familiar local backdrops.

    Afternoons 2-5pm on the following dates: Saturdays/Sundays 17th February to 24th March, and every afternoon in Holy Week, 26th March to Easter Monday, 2nd April.

    No entrance fee, but donations welcome for Churches Together in Bridport and Eype Centre for the Arts. Refreshments.

     

    30 Mar

    Lulworth Castle, East Lulworth, Dorset, BH20 5QS

    30/03/2018 To 02/04/2018

    10:30 am To 5:00 pm

    It’s back! This Easter come ‘down the rabbit hole’ for some great family fun at Lulworth Castle. Join us every day from Friday 30 March to Monday 2 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 4s, crazy golf and, of course, white rabbits and Easter Eggs!!

    Don’t forget to go and meet the Mad Hatter in the Castle whilst you’re exploring ….Refreshments will be available including light lunches, cream teas, hot drinks, cakes and ice creams.

    Tickets include Free Parking. Adults £8, Child £6, under 4’s free. Family Ticket (2 adults, 3 children) £30.

    Tickets can be bought online here or on the day.

     

    01 Nov

    The Workhouse Chapel, Bath Rd, Sturminster Newton, DORSET, DT10 1DS

    01/11/2017 To 31/12/2017

    10:30 am To 4:30 pm

    In November and December each year the Workhouse Chapel in Sturminster Newton becomes the most wonderful Christmas shopping venue – a selling exhibition of hand-crafted work from over 60 of the West Country’s finest makers and artists plus one or two from further afield. This is definitely not the average craft show!

    Browse amongst the most tempting of treats – you will surely want to buy a present for yourself as well as unique and beautiful things for those you love!

    Jewellery and lovely scarves for the ladies – silver cufflinks, leather belts and hats, metalwork and handmade boxes for the men –  artwork to adorn your walls – sculpture and ceramics – hand made baskets  – and so much more.

    A gallery to rival all others, just not at ‘gallery’ prices!

    If it all becomes too much,  put your feet up by the roaring log fire and enjoy a glass/cup of something warm and reviving whilst admiring the architecture.  Then just carry on shopping once you’ve got your strength back….

    We promise you a shopping experience like no other – and one we hope you will want to shout about.  Tell all your friends; better still, bring them along