What's On in Dorset

Many of the events and festivals taking place throughout Dorset are listed here in our guide to what’s on in Dorset. The list covers Bournemouth events, Poole events and Weymouth events as well as events and festivals in many of the county’s market towns and smaller villages. So, to find out what’s on in Dorset while you are here on holiday or visiting for a short break, take a look below.



07 May

Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3AA

07/05/2016 To 07/05/2016

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An amazing two days of holistic and complimentary therapies from professional therapists. Entry to the day events is free. There are a range of professional and experienced readers and healers, enjoy aura photography, Reiki healing, reflexology and amazing massages from Thai to sports.

Saturday the 7th May features the evening entertainment of some of the best mediums in the country. Tickets are £12.00 and are selling out quickly.

Free entry to the two day fayre. Special ticket price of £12.00 for the evening of mediums.

20 May

Hamworthy Club, Magna Road, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3AP

20/05/2016 To 20/05/2016

6:00 pm To 10:00 pm

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Please complete the registration form on the website: http://poolemariecurie.weebly.com  

Walk on Fire; are you daring enough? ….participants wanted!

The Marie Curie Poole Fundraising Group are looking for people to sign up and take part in a sponsored Fire Walk on the evening of Saturday 20th May. Registration is just £30. All participants must attend the safety briefing at 6.30pm. The event will be held at the Hamworthy club, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3AP.

For more information, or to complete the entry form, please visit www.poolemariecurie.weebly.com or contact Amy, Community Fundraiser on 07515 190353

Amy.llewellyn@mariecurie.org.uk

17 Jun

Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, Dorset BH12 5BB

17/06/2016 To 20/06/2016

9:00 am To 5:00 pm

Visit the show to meet the students; view their work and discover new talent. The inspirational projects and prototypes take into consideration issues such as market need, function, engineering, sustainability, style and aesthetics. Find out more and register to attend: www.bournemouth.ac.uk/festival

18 Jun

Corscombe Court, Corscombe, Dorset DT2 0NS

18/06/2016 To 18/06/2016

1:00 pm To 5:00 pm

A superb family day out, the very best in the area. The Fest is a lovely traditional event, with something for everyone, including great stalls including selling local Dorset food.

Give your young kids a great day of fun in our kids area that includes a bouncy castle and assault course.

See the great collection of Classic cars on display for the day.

The dogs show is always a good place to start the day. Have a Pimms on the lawn or a tea and a cake or visit the local food stalls and buy some local produce.

Corscombe is a beautiful unspoilt West Dorset village, just 4 miles from Beaminster, 9 Miles from Yeovil, and 7 miles from Crewkerne.

Tickets are available on the gate at only £2 each so bring the family, there is amply free parking.

18 Jun

Corscombe Court, Corscombe, Dorset DT2 0NS

18/06/2016 To 18/06/2016

6:00 pm To 11:00 pm

For the first time ever we have our own music concert in Corscombe, The Devil’s Chair Concert – limited to 400 people only. Five hours of great music from our local talent and real ale from the bar (plus food from our barbecue and hog roast).

Music starts at 6pm with some jazz from Birds on a Wire with songs by Sting, Adele plus original material to ease us into the evening.

We end the evening with Storm, one of the best cover bands in the South West but not before Corscombe has been rocked by Kash Folding and The Antics.

Visit our website to see more details on the bands, and listen to their music plus, of course purchase tickets.

The tickets £10.00 but early bird tickets are on sale now at only £5.95.

You can buy tickets now at www.corscombe-fest.org

28 May

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

28/05/2016 To 28/05/2016

9:00 am To 4:00 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), Edulis Nursery, (Pangbourne, Berkshire) Kevin Hughes Plants (Middle Woodford, Wiltshire), Hartside Nursery (Alston, Cumbria), Leesa’s Alpines (Birdham, Chichester), Parham Bungalow Plants (Market Lavington, Devizes), Special Plants (Chippenham, Wiltshire), Tale Valley Nursery (Clyst Hydon, Cullompton), Wildside Nursery (Buckland Monachoram, Devon). They will be happy to take orders in advance and bring plants for you as well as giving cultivation advice. There is a 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 £2.50, children free

08 May

South Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 4EZ

08/05/2016 To 08/05/2016

3:00 pm To 5:00 pm

The programme includes well known favourites: Elgar’s Serenade for Strings, Mozart’s Divertimento in F Major and Dvorak’s Bagatelle. Barbara Dale is the soloist in Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto in A minor and the programme will complete with  Alma Llanera (Soul of the Plains)by P E Guttierrez often considered to be Venezuela’s second national anthem. Tickets will be available at the door or from Bridport Music in South Street

06 May

Twynham School, Sopers Lane, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 1JF

06/05/2016 To 06/05/2016

7:00 pm To 9:30 pm

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Tickets only available online : £7.70 each including booking fee http://www.wegottickets.com/event/350441

An evening to remember with the Christchurch and District Concert Band and friends from Christchurch’s Twin Town, Aalen in Germany.

Come and hear wonderful music from the Christchurch and District Band, the Musicvehrein Unterkochen (German Concert Band) and the Kochen Clan Pipe Band in traditional Scottish Dress! PLUS
All 3 bands will play together for a MASSED BANDS FINALE of well known music such as HIGHLAND CATHEDRAL, SCOTLAND THE BRAVE, 79th FAREWELL TO GIBRALTER etc.
Book your tickets now – Seating is limited so ensure you book early!
DOORS OPEN 6:30pm

06 May

Kinson Community Centre, Millhams Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH10 7LH

06/05/2016 To 06/05/2016

7:30 pm To 10:30 pm

Pamper evening, free entry and free parking.

Stalls of craft, gifts, candles, jewellery, beauty and skincare products and advice and many more stalls.

Alternative therapies Indian head massage, crystal healing, back massage, reflexology, psychic healing tasters £5, £10 and £15. Beauty offering waxing, facials, hand massage, nails. Advice on skincare, health and diet. Taster readings £10 angel, psychic, tarot, crystal, goddess, sacred tree, oracle.

This is a popular evening with everyone welcome, girls night out, families with children, men. There is a bar open for refreshments.

03 Dec

Middle Beach, Studland, Dorset BH19 3AQ

03/12/2016 To 03/12/2016

10:30 am To 3:30 pm

Meet new people, get out in the fresh air, learn new skills and get to know our Purbeck sites from the inside! We’re looking for volunteers who love the outdoors to join us and work side by side with our Rangers in stunning locations.

Free event

22 Oct

Middle Beach, Studland, Dorset BH19 3AX

22/10/2016 To 22/10/2016

10:30 am To 3:30 pm

Meet new people, get out in the fresh air, learn new skills and get to know our Purbeck sites from the inside! We’re looking for volunteers who love the outdoors to join us and work side by side with our Rangers in stunning locations.

Free event

10 Sep

Middle Beach, Studland, Dorset BH19 3AQ

10/09/2016 To 10/09/2016

10:30 am To 3:30 pm

Meet new people, get out in the fresh air, learn new skills and get to know our Purbeck sites from the inside! We’re looking for volunteers who love the outdoors to join us and work side by side with our Rangers in stunning locations.

Free event

07 May

Middle Beach, Studland, Dorset BH19 3AQ

07/05/2016 To 07/05/2016

10:30 am To 3:30 pm

Meet new people, get out in the fresh air, learn new skills and get to know our Purbeck sites from the inside! We’re looking for volunteers who love the outdoors to join us and work side by side with our Rangers in stunning locations.

Free event

18 Jun

Middle Beach, Studland, Dorset BH19 3AQ

18/06/2016 To 18/06/2016

10:30 am To 3:30 pm

Meet new people, get out in the fresh air, learn new skills and get to know our Purbeck sites from the inside! We’re looking for volunteers who love the outdoors to join us and work side by side with our Rangers in stunning locations.

Free event

30 Jul

Middle Beach, Studland, Dorset BH19 3AQ

30/07/2016 To 30/07/2016

10:30 am To 3:30 pm

Meet new people, get out in the fresh air, learn new skills and get to know our Purbeck sites from the inside! We’re looking for volunteers who love the outdoors to join us and work side by side with our Rangers in stunning locations.

Free event