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01 Jul

The Riviera Hotel, Burnaby Road, Alum Chine, Bournemouth, DORSET BH4 8JF

01/07/2017 To 01/07/2017

10:30 am To 4:30 pm

: https://dorsetbumptobabyshow2017.eventbrite.co.uk

Dorset Bump to Baby Show 2017 is being held at The Riviera Hotel in Bournemouth. It’s a beautiful location and we’re aiming to make the day a really fun, relaxing and worthwhile experience for over 300 new and expectant parents with some very special guest speakers including the fantastic midwife and author, Mark Harris and author, midwife, blogger and hugely popular insta-mum Clemmie Hooper, a range of educational workshops and taster sessions, treatments and prenatal/postnatal exercise classes, 40 exhibitors showcasing and selling some of the best local pregnancy and baby related products and services and access to the hotel’s great spa and leisure facilities and restaurant.

If you’re expecting in 2017 or have a young baby you really can’t afford to miss this fantastic event!

Tickets on sale via Eventbrite NOW! £1 from the sale of each £12.50/£15.50 ticket and 50p from the sale of each £3 will go directly to our chosen charity, SPRING support.

For more information please contact Zoe and Claire at dorsetbumptobabyshow@gmail.com

09 Sep

Baiter (Harbourside) Park, Poole BH15 1UX

09/09/2017 To 10/09/2017

10:00 am To 7:00 pm

A two day event to experience the taste of Thailand this summer at Baiter (Harbourside) Park, Poole is brought to you by Magic of Thailand.

Treat yourself to a weekend wonder and bring along your families and friends to feel a touch of Thai culture, where you can challenge your taste buds and feast your eyes on world class food and performances.

Unwind with a traditional Thai massage and don’t miss the unique eating competition and Muay Thai boxing.

The festival starts with a traditional food offering to Buddhist monks and entertainment throughout the day including traditional music and dancing, Muay Thai boxing, Ladyboy show, Thai beer garden, Thai food and produce stalls, Thai massage and children’s play area.

Date: Sat 9th and Sun 10th September 2017

Location: Baiter (Harbourside) Park, Labrador Drive, Poole BH15 1UX

Time: 10am to 7pm

Ticket: Adult: £4 per day; Under 12 years old is free

How to get there:

By Train: Poole Station

By Bus: 1B, Route 1

By Car: Baiter (Harbourside) Park, Labrador Drive, Poole BH15 1UX

Follow us on Facebook: Poole Thai Festival

Website: www.magicofthailand.co.uk

13 Jul

The Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts, Middle Farm Way, Poundbury, Dorchester DT1 3AR

13/07/2017 To 13/07/2017

9:30 am To 12:30 pm

: Please bool on line at the shop 'Rosalind Atkins - Smocking and Dorset Buttons' on Folksy.com, or follow the link from the website or give Rosalind a call.

This workshop is an ideal way to ease yourself into learning about smocking and create a freestyle postcard sampler.  You will be provided with all the materials necessary, including pre-pleated fabric, to learn a simple smocking stitch (or two) and create a postcard sampler.

06 Jul

The Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts, Middle Farm Way, Poundbury, Dorchester DT1 3AR

06/07/2017 To 06/07/2017

9:30 am To 12:30 pm

: Please book on-line at 'Rosalind Atkins - Smocking and Dorset Buttons' on Folksy.com, follow the link from the website www.rosalindatkins.co.uk or give Rosalind a call.

At this workshop you will be provided with all the materials necessary to begin creating simple traditional Dorset buttons, including the cross wheel and the fabric based Singleton button.

No experience is necessary.

08 Jul

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08/07/2017 To 12/07/2017

9:00 am To 8:00 pm

Bournemouth University invites you to join us in celebrating the joy of learning at our fifth annual Festival of Learning.

We have a jam-packed five-day programme of free events, activities and opportunities to learn something new.

The annual Festival of Learning is now in its fifth year and the programme is designed to encourage the general public to engage with the university through different types of activities that highlight the wide range of research taking place at Bournemouth University.

30 Jun

Poole Museum, 4 High Street

30/06/2017 To 30/06/2017

2:00 pm To 3:30 pm

: Event is free but booking is essential. Please book here.

‘The Conservation of Sea Music & Decay Mechanisms in Public Sculpture’

Talk by conservation expert Jane Foley & Brian Hall of Hall Conservation.

The Sea Music Celebration Lectures are part of a series of free special events, celebrating the conservation of the 25 year old Sea Music sculpture by Anthony Caro on Poole Quay.

Jane Foley specialist in the conservation of monuments and sculpture will speak about ‘Decay mechanisms in public sculpture to include those of painted steel or copper’ and then discuss the conservation of Sea Music with Brian Hall, head of our appointed conservators Hall Conservation. There will be time at the end for questions and discussion.

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


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!



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 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!

27 Jun

The Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts, Middle Farm Way, Poundbury, Dorchester DT1 3AR

27/06/2017 To 27/06/2017

2:00 pm To 4:00 pm

At this special, relaxed workshop you will be provided with all the materials necessary to make a beautiful vintage style Dorset button posy brooch.

No previous experience is required and the workshop is suitable for all ages, from age 8 upwards.

If you can, please bring with you a selection of sewing needles (blunt and pointed) and a pair of small, sharp scissors, but don’t worry if you can’t as these will be available.

The workshop will be held in the DCCA café and refreshments will be available.

Tickets cost £18 per person and include all materials to make one brooch.  Please book on-line by following the link from the website, www.rosalindatkins.co.uk or by phoning 01305 889741.

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.

22 Jul

The Tank Museum,

22/07/2017 To 03/09/2017

10:00 am To 5:00 pm

This Summer explore The Tank Museum and experience the biggest day out in history!


See Tanks roll into action at 1pm every weekday, starting on 24 July. Realistic explosions and expert commentary. Learn how tanks have evolved and how they are used in battle in this action.


Experience for yourself the thrill of riding in an M548 tracked vehicle. This working example of military hardware seats 16 at a time so the whole family can jump on together. Available every day during the holidays, a £3.50pp charge applies.


Kids can also let off steam in our outdoor play area and in our new inside soft play area, adjacent to our Café. Plus free family trails to keep them absorbed with teasers and puzzles!


Find out more here http://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/bovevt53752

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.

09 Sep

Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road, Dorset BH2 5BH

09/09/2017 To 10/09/2017

8:00 am To 8:00 pm


To buy tickets, go to: www.fitlivinguk.com.

Fit Living UK is a new national fitness lifestyle show hitting the beautiful sandy beaches of Bournemouth (west of the pier) and the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC), Bournemouth on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September 2017.

This is fitness at its absolute best with over 50 classes to try, first class speakers and the latest fitness trends. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re a hardcore CrossFitter or looking to be a bit more active.

Greet the weekend with sunrise yoga, have a go at boxing, join in Les Mills classes, stand up paddleboarding (SUP), live Zumba, tough functional fitness, wind down with sunset yoga or pilates, take your family and go trampolining with your toddler, enjoy mini football and gymnastics.

Or get educated in the nutritional village, get the best apparel deals in the shopping village, discover the latest fitness tech, learn new recipes in the demo kitchen or try some healthy street food – all by the beach.

The show will demystify fitness and appeal to anyone looking to try out the latest fitness innovations including families wanting to keep fit together and anyone hoping to just improve their health.

Visitors can expect a wide of range of activities across the weekend with a yoga and tough fitness tent directly on the beach and a blogger stage where you can hear from your favourite fitness bloggers, nutritional chefs, sporting celebrities and fitness professionals.

See you by the beach on 9th and 10th September!

11 Sep

Bournemouth Pier, Pier Approach, Dorset BH2 5AA

11/09/2017 To 11/09/2017

6:30 am To 5:00 pm


To enter, please go to: info@offbeat-events.co.uk

It’s that time of year again, time to push yourself to the limit with our annual Triathlon.

Both sprint and standard distance swims start on the award winning blue flag beach before heading out of Bournemouth on a fast bike course towards the market town of Ringwood on the edge of The New Forest.

The PB smashing run course is along the seafront promenade towards Boscombe Pier with amazing views of The Isle of Wight on the way out and of The Purbecks on the way back.

Sprint Distance
• Sea Swim = 750m
• Bike = 20.2 kms
• Run = 5 kms

Standard Distance
• Sea Swim = 1500m
• Bike = 38.6 kms
• Run = 10 km

All events are Chip Timed
New for 2017! Custom Medal and Tech T-Shirt

PB busting flat run course with panoramic views of the Isle of Wight and The Purbecks

Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd male\female and winners male\female of each age group
Race packs are collected at registration, nothing will be posted prior to the event.

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.