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.



13 May

Poole Museum, 4 High Street

13/05/2017 To 15/10/2017

10:00 am To 5:00 pm

13 May 2017 – 15 October 2017

To celebrate the recent conservation of Sea Music, the sculpture given to Poole in 1991 by the artist Anthony Caro, we are exhibiting:

Concerto Series, Anthony Caro (Floor 1, Poole Museum):

This series is a lively and lyrical group of sculptures which reflect the joy Caro found in music. Pieces from the series have been previously exhibited in Venice and in New York, but this exhibition is the first time such a large group has ever been assembled in one exhibition.

100 Views of Sea Music, David Ward (Floor 2, Poole Museum):

The distinctive form of Sea Music is visible from many vantage points around Poole harbour. Over one year David Ward has captured it up close and from afar, prior to, during and after the extensive conservation work.

Slow March, Anthony Caro (In front of Poole Museum):

Evocative of the heavy, sonorous movements of a military band, this two metre high steel work, made in 1985, invites you into Poole Museum.