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.



06 Oct

Poole Museum, 4 High Street

06/10/2017 To 06/10/2017

2:00 pm To 3:00 pm

Talk 2: The Conservation of Sea Music & Decay Mechanisms in Public Sculpture to include those of painted steel or copper by conservation expert Jane Foley of Foley Associates and Sea Music conservators Hall Conservation.

Talk 2/5 in the Sea Music Lecture Series.

02 Dec

Fernhill Hotel, Charmouth nr Lyme Regis

02/12/2017 To 02/12/2017

1:00 pm To 4:30 pm

A festive day out for all the family. Live Christmas music, diverse craft stalls for unique gifts and stocking fillers, CLIC Sargent charity raffle, kids’ activities (including face painting & biscuit decorating) mulled wine, festive nibbles and more…

02 Dec

The Tank Museum,

02/12/2017 To 03/12/2017

10:00 am To 5:00 pm

Stepping back in time, Vintage Christmas brings fantastic entertainment, an incredible festive market and historical education in a unique setting.

Not only will you be entertained throughout, you can shop till you drop in our extensive vintage market for all those unique Christmas gifts that you won’t find anywhere on the high street.

Find out more http://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/bovevt53881

07 Oct

The Tank Museum,

07/10/2017 To 07/10/2017

10:00 am To 5:00 pm

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.

Find out more http://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/bovevt53876

21 Oct

The Tank Museum,

21/10/2017 To 29/10/2017

10:00 am To 5:00 pm

See Tanks roll into action at 1pm every weekday, starting on 23rd of October. Realistic explosions and expert commentary. Learn how tanks have evolved and how they are used in battle in this action.

Find out more http://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/bovevt53753

23 Sep

Knighton Heath Estate, 855 Ringwood Road, Bournemouth BH11 8NE

23/09/2017 To 23/09/2017

10:00 am To 4:00 pm

BOURNEMOUTH FUTURE MUSIC SONGWRITING COMPETITION 2017 PERFORMANCE DATES RELEASED

Songwriting Competition performance dates for Bournemouth Future Music Songwriting Competition 2017 have been announced!

Future Music have announced their performance dates for the Bournemouth Songwriting Competition 2017! The Future Music Songwriting Competition performance will be hosted across the UK with the competition searching to find the UK’s best songwriters!

SONGWRITING COMPETITION BOURNEMOUTH PERFORMANCE – DATES ANNOUNCED FOR 2017

 

The Future Music Songwriting Competition is coming to Bournemouth on; Saturday 23rd September Absolute Music, Knighton Heath Estate, 855 Ringwood Road, Bournemouth BH11 8NE

The Future Music Songwriting Competition is a chance for aspiring singers and musicians to perform to music industry judges who are at every stage of the Songwriting Competition, from the performance to the national Grand Final. Judges in the past include representatives from the three major record labels (Universal, Warner and Sony), as well as festival organisers, national radio DJs, regional press and BBC Introducing, with judges getting more prestigious as the competition progresses.

BOURNEMOUTH FUTURE MUSIC SONGWRITING COMPETITION PERFORMANCE 2017

 

Bournemouth Future Music Songwriting Competition is brought to you by Future Music, the company behind the discovery of numerous acts who have competed in the competitions on their way to being signed to major record labels like; Lucy Spraggan, Luke Friend, Karen Hardy, Jacob Banks, plus Warner Music’s signings and Future Music’s first winner Birdy and The Lottery Winners along with Union J’s Jaymi Hensley amongst many, many more…

The Future Music Songwriting Competition performance are allocated on a first-come, first served basis, performance places are already filling fast so get your performance booked now to avoid disappointment!

18 Nov

Dorford Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester DT1 1RR

18/11/2017 To 18/11/2017

7:30 pm To 9:30 pm

Viennese Classical Giants

The Dorset County Orchestra Autumn Concert is at the Dorford Centre in Dorchester on Saturday 18th November 2017 at 19.30.

The orchestra welcomes Arturo Serna as conductor and solo cellist. Arturo studied cello, initially at El Sistema in Venezuela and later in France, Switzerland and the UK. He started his conducting career at Trinity College London and is an in demand conductor of orchestras in the south west; popular with both musicians and audiences for his enthusiasm and musicality.

An exciting programme of popular classical works includes:

Carl Maria von Weber’s Freishǖtz Overture an overnight sensation when first performed in Berlin in 1821.

The Haydn Cello Concerto in D Major was until 1961, the Haydn cello concerto. In 1961, a librarian at the Prague Archives discovered a set of parts for Haydn’s early C major cello concerto, and overnight the one in D became the second in a pair.

Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is the symphony that has come to represent greatness in music. One can’t easily think of another single composition that in its expressive range and structural power better represents what music is all about.

23 Sep

3-5, Knighton Heath Industrial Estate, 855 Ringwood Rd, Bournemouth BH11 8NE

23/09/2017 To 23/09/2017

10:00 am To 9:00 pm

: http://www.openmicuk.co.uk/singing-auditions

BOURNEMOUTH OPEN MIC UK MUSIC COMPETITION 2017 AUDITION DATES RELEASED

Music competition auditions dates for Bournemouth Open Mic UK Music Competition 2017 have been announced!

 

You can enter Open Mic UK 2017 by clicking here!

 

Open Mic UK have announced their auditions dates for the Bournemouth Music Competition 2017! The Open Mic UK music competition auditions will be hosted across the UK with the competition searching to find the UK’s best singers, singer songwriters, rappers and vocal groups in the country!

MUSIC COMPETITION BOURNEMOUTH AUDITIONS – DATES ANNOUNCED FOR OPEN MIC UK 2017

 

The Open Mic UK music competition is coming to Bournemouth on;

Saturday 23rd September Absolute Music, Knighton Heath Estate, 855 Ringwood Road, Bournemouth BH11 8NE

The Open Mic UK music competition is a chance for aspiring singers and musicians to perform to music industry judges who are at every stage of the music competition, from the auditions to the national Grand Final. Judges in the past include representatives from the three major record labels (Universal, Warner and Sony), as well as festival organisers, national radio DJs, regional press and BBC Introducing, with judges getting more prestigious as the competition progresses.

BOURNEMOUTH OPEN MIC UK MUSIC COMPETITION AUDITIONS 2017

 

Bournemouth Open Mic UK music competition is brought to you by Future Music, the company behind the discovery of numerous acts who have competed in the competitions on their way to being signed to major record labels like; Lucy Spraggan, Luke Friend, Karen Hardy, Jacob Banks, plus Warner Music’s signings and Open Mic UK’s first winner Birdy and The Lottery Winners along with Union J’s Jaymi Hensley amongst many, many more…

For more information and to book your audition! Go to the Bournemouth Open Mic UK music competition 2017 page!

 

The Open Mic UK music competition auditions are allocated on a first-come, first served basis, audition places are already filling fast so get your audition booked now to avoid disappointment!

 

You can enter Open Mic UK 2017 by clicking here!

11 Oct

Digby Hall, Sherborne Dorset DT9 3AA

11/10/2017 To 15/10/2017

11:00 am To 10:00 pm

The sixth Sherborne Literary Festival will take place from 11 – 15 October 2017. As always there will be a diverse range of speakers and events. To catch up with the programme and the latest news go to the website at www.sherborneliterarysociety.com where you will find more details.

14 Oct

Bournemouth, various locations

14/10/2017 To 21/10/2017

10:00 am To 10:00 pm

:

Just turn up!

The festival is a rich mix of some of the best regional, national and international arts across dance, film, theatre, performance, visual arts, spoken word, literature and music.

Bringing intriguing, spectacular and (sometimes) down-right curious arts experiences to our seaside town. With over 50 events – a spirited mix of dance, film, music, visual art, literature, theatre, comedy and more. Utilising some of Bournemouth’s best places and spaces from the traditional to the unexpected. Our Arts by the Sea Festival extends Bournemouth’s popular summer season into an ‘Indian summer’ of arts.

07 Oct

Pier Approach, Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5AA

07/10/2017 To 08/10/2017

8:00 am To 5:00 pm

The Bournemouth Marathon is ‘running as it should be.’ Beautiful coastal views, a chance to run the Boscombe and Bournemouth piers and a spectacular finish.

The Bournemouth Marathon starts in Kings Park before making it’s way down onto the seafront. You continue to take in the beautiful coastal views as you hit mile 9 on the coastal marathon route.

Standing mid way between Poole Harbour and Hurst Spit, Hengistbury Head forms the main division between Poole and Christchurch bays. You then turn west and at mile 14 you can see the famous Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum which is situated on Bournemouth’s stunning cliff-top, over looking the sea. You then continue to run along the seafront, taking in the breathtaking Boscombe Pier, at mile 12 & 16. As you hit the iconic Bournemouth Pier for the second time, you know you’re on the home stretch.

The Pier was first constructed in 1856. The Pier has undergone numerous transformations over the years, with the addition of the Bournemouth Pier Theatre in 1959. As you continue your run west towards Lower Gardens at mile 18, you then head towards Poole’s Natural Harbour which is the largest in Europe before taking in the last few miles along the stunning sea front and finishing in Lower Gardens.

05 Oct

Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND

05/10/2017 To 05/10/2017

2:00 pm To 4:30 pm

: Book online at www.knollgardens.co.uk or call the nursery on 01202 873931.

All you need to know about grasses and how to use them in a garden setting covering everything from maintenance to designing with grasses.

22 Sep

Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND

22/09/2017 To 22/09/2017

10:00 am To 4:00 pm

: No pre-booking required.

RSPB members and volunteers are invited to visit Knoll Gardens free-of-charge to see at first hand how Knoll’s gardening ethos creates a beautiful wildlife friendly environment.

Proof of membership or RSPB volunteering status must be shown at the nursery to gain free admission to the garden.

07 Oct

The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset BH20 6JG

07/10/2017 To 07/10/2017

10:00 am To 5:00 pm

The Tank Museum will be inviting exhibitors from across the country to take part in its model exhibition for the third time.

Activities
View a large selection of modelling exhibitors from across the modelling spectrum – boats, planes, motor racing cars and of course military models. If you are inspired by the model collections, The Tank Museum’s own volunteer modellers will also be in attendance and will be available to give advice in creating your own scale model. Get inspired and discover the hints and tricks behind making your own miniature. Museum tours and talks will be taking place throughout the day.

Traders and Exhibitors
For trader application forms please click here and for exhibitor application forms please contact Oliver Bitten on 01929 405096 ext 212 or email events@tankmuseum.org

Model groups attending who have completed an application form, will be eligible for six complimentary passes. Additional passes will be charged at group rate (please contact the events team in advance).

Annual Passes ARE valid for this event.

Please note: Model club members pay group rate on production of a valid club membership card or IPMS card.