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Cold Porcelain Peony Workshop – 8th June 2024

Cold Porcelain Peony Workshop – 8th June 2024

Come and book yourself on a relaxing craft session with friends in my Dorchester studio. This session is being run by the super talented Stacey Frewin. A cold Porcelain floral artist. You will have a go at making a peony during the 6 hours. Bring your own lunch All equipment and tuition is provided. Suitable for beginners. Booking essential directly through Stacey by emailing stacey.frewin@hotmail.com Tea and Coffee provided.

Macrame Plant Pot Holder- 7th June 2024

Macrame Plant Pot Holder- 7th June 2024

Join us for a fun and creative Macrame Plant Pot Holder workshop! Get ready to learn the art of macrame and create your very own beautiful plant pot holder. Whether you’re a beginner or have some experience, this event is perfect for all skill levels. Date: Fri, Jun 07, 2024 Time: 10:30 AM Location: 46 High St. During this in-person event, your talented instructor, Jackie, from Bonnie Lass Create, will guide you through the steps of creating a unique macrame plant pot holder. You’ll learn various knotting techniques and tips to create intricate patterns. Not only will you leave with a stunning plant pot holder, but you’ll also gain new skills that you can continue to explore. This event is a fantastic opportunity to meet fellow macrame enthusiasts, exchange ideas, and enjoy a creative atmosphere. Bring your friends along or come solo – everyone is welcome! Get ready to have a great time, unleash your creativity, and take home a handmade masterpiece

Macrame Heart Wall-hanging – 28th March 2024

Macrame Heart Wall-hanging – 28th March 2024

Looking to add a touch of boho-chic to your home decor? Look no further! This Macrame Heart Wall-hanging event is the perfect opportunity to learn the art of macrame and create a stunning wall decoration. On Thursday, March 28, 2024, at 10:30 AM, head over to The Crafty Cuppa, 46 High St, Dorchester to immerse yourself in this hands-on workshop. Your expert instructor, Jackie, from Bonnie Lass Create, will guide you through the process, teaching you various macrame techniques to craft your very own heart-shaped wall-hanging. Whether you’re a beginner or have some macrame experience, this event is open to everyone. You’ll get started straight away, choosing from a range of coloured yarns to make your macrame heart wall-hanging completely unique. Grab your friends and spend a fun-filled morning exploring your creativity while enjoying the company of like-minded individuals. Oh, and there’s also refreshments to keep you going!!! Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to learn a new skill and create a beautiful piece of art for your home. Reserve your spot today! This event is a fantastic opportunity to meet fellow macrame enthusiasts, exchange ideas, and enjoy a creative atmosphere. Bring your friends along or come solo – everyone is welcome! Get ready to have a great time, unleash your creativity, and take home a handmade masterpiece

Pieta (Dorchester Choral Society & Wessex Schools Choir)

Pieta (Dorchester Choral Society & Wessex Schools Choir)

Dorchester Choral Society and Wessex Schools Choir present Pieta

Dorchester Dulcimer Weekend

Dorchester Dulcimer Weekend

Hear and learn how to play these wonderful instruments: Hammer Dulcimer and Mountain Dulcimer

Sister Act (Wessex Musical Theatre)

Sister Act (Wessex Musical Theatre)

Based on the beloved film and featuring a marvellous Motown-inspired score by the legendary Alan Menken, this story of music, mishaps and nuns on the run is a joyous and uplifting tale of finding your voice and singing out, with your sisters by your side.

The Critter Chronicles: Exploring the enchanting myths and legends of bugs!

The Critter Chronicles: Exploring the enchanting myths and legends of bugs!

Come on a journey of discovery as nature is brought alive in these amazingly fun, educational, and interactive sessions.

Lego Club: STEM edition!

Lego Club: STEM edition!

Come along and have fun building a science-related Lego to celebrate Dorchester Science Festival.

Journey into Space

Journey into Space

In space no one can hear you scream…

The News on Ancient Sea Reptiles | Dr Darren Naish

The News on Ancient Sea Reptiles | Dr Darren Naish

The News on Ancient Sea Reptiles | Dr Darren Naish

Code Club

Code Club

Calling all young tech enthusiasts! Join us for an exciting session filled with interactive coding activities, challenges, and games.

When Bugs Go Bad

When Bugs Go Bad

We take a look at the helpful micro-organisms around us and explore those that cause harm to humans in an interactive session.

Duplo Play – Mini Mechanics

Duplo Play – Mini Mechanics

Join us for a themed Duplo play session all about vehicles!

Science Week Rhymetime

Science Week Rhymetime

Join us for a science themed Rhyme time session for babies and young toddlers.

Explore the moon with Mini Professors

Explore the moon with Mini Professors

Join us for a hands-on, engaging class full of fun experiments, perfect for all curious young minds.

An Afternoon with Steve Plant from the UK Space Agency

An Afternoon with Steve Plant from the UK Space Agency

An Afternoon with Steve Plant from the UK Space Agency

A guided tour of the solar system and beyond

A guided tour of the solar system and beyond

Join us for a close-up look at our planets, stars, star clusters, star forming nebulae and galaxies.

Art in the Squares – Poundbury

Art in the Squares – Poundbury

Art in Poundbury invites all artists to come and join their summer en plein air painting event in the Squares of Poundbury.

Everlasting Felt Pansies – 29th Feb 2024

Everlasting Felt Pansies – 29th Feb 2024

Come and book yourself on a relaxing craft session with friends in my Dorchester studio. join Angela as she teaches you how to make these beautiful pansies from felt and sparkly embellishments Included in the price will be everything you’ll need for your two sessions. Suitable for beginners. Booking essential

If Music be the Food of Love

If Music be the Food of Love

If Music be the Food of Love - a free concert with Courtlye Musick

Crochet Beginners – 19th Feb & 26th Feb 2024

Crochet Beginners – 19th Feb & 26th Feb 2024

Come and book yourself on a relaxing craft session with friends in my Dorchester studio. learn crochet basics with Karen a crocheter. Included in the price will be your starter kit containing everything you’ll need for your two sessions. Suitable for beginners. Booking essential

Dorchester Repair Cafe: Volunteer Meet up!

Dorchester Repair Cafe: Volunteer Meet up!

We're looking for volunteer repairers and repair cafe assistants. Pop down to find out more. 

Garden Tours at Kingston Maurward

Garden Tours at Kingston Maurward

Enjoy an informative and inspirational tour with the head gardener of Kingston Maurward.

Concert for Youth (Dorset Chamber Orchestra)

Concert for Youth (Dorset Chamber Orchestra)

Dorset Chamber orchestra present Concert for Youth 'Invitation to the Dance'.

Working in France

Working in France

An illustrated talk by Nick Lugg for the Dorchester Bayeux Society at Bayeux Court, York Road, Dorchester DT1 1AS All welcome: £4 entry fee for members, £5 for non-members Location: Bayeux Court, York Road, Dorchester DT1 1AS

“At the Chapel” Pop Up Bakery

“At the Chapel” Pop Up Bakery

Pop along every Thursday for scrumptious baked goodies including their signature traditional breads, croissants, savouries, quiches, doughnuts, cruffins, and fabulous cakes.

Concert for Youth “Invitation to the Dance”

Concert for Youth “Invitation to the Dance”

Dorset Chamber Orchestra Concert featuring young local orchestra players.

Lunchtime Concert – Pergolesi ‘Stabat Mater’

Lunchtime Concert – Pergolesi ‘Stabat Mater’

Lunchtime Concert - Pergolesi 'Stabat Mater'

Choral Eucharist on Passion Sunday

Choral Eucharist on Passion Sunday

Choral Eucharist on Passion Sunday

French film night at the Corn Exchange –  ‘Monsieur Lazhar’

French film night at the Corn Exchange – ‘Monsieur Lazhar’

The Dorchester Bayeux Society presents: French film night at the Corn Exchange - 'Monsieur Lazhar'

Cold Porcelain Snowdrop Workshop

Cold Porcelain Snowdrop Workshop

Come and book yourself on a relaxing craft session with friends in my Dorchester studio. This session is being run by the super talented Stacey Frewin. A cold Porcelain floral artist. You will have a go at making some snowdrops during the 3 hours. All equipment and tuition is provided. Suitable for beginners. Booking essential directly through Stacey by emailing stacey.frewin@hotmail.com Tea and Coffee provided.

Cold Porcelain Daffodil Workshop

Cold Porcelain Daffodil Workshop

Come and book yourself on a relaxing craft session with friends in my Dorchester studio. This session is being run by the super talented Stacey Frewin. A cold Porcelain floral artist. You will have a go at making some snowdrops during the 3 hours. All equipment and tuition is provided. Suitable for beginners. Booking essential directly through Stacey by emailing stacey.frewin@hotmail.com Tea and Coffee provided.

Cold Porcelain Tulips Workshop – 8th ~March 2024

Cold Porcelain Tulips Workshop – 8th ~March 2024

Come and book yourself on a relaxing craft session with friends in my Dorchester studio. This session is being run by the super talented Stacey Frewin. A cold Porcelain floral artist. You will have a go at making some tulips during the 3 hours. All equipment and tuition is provided. Suitable for beginners. Booking essential directly through Stacey by emailing stacey.frewin@hotmail.com Tea and Coffee provided.

Free Lunchtime Concert

Free Lunchtime Concert

Free Lunchtime Concert

Faure Requiem for Good Friday

Faure Requiem for Good Friday

Faure Requiem for Good Friday

Choral Eucharist for Easter Sunday

Choral Eucharist for Easter Sunday

Choral Eucharist for Easter Sunday

Choral Evensong for Passiontide

Choral Evensong for Passiontide

Choral Evensong for Passiontide

Magical Museum and Tasty Tipples (Brew Dorch)

Magical Museum and Tasty Tipples (Brew Dorch)

Part of BrewDorch – Dorchester’s Festival of Drinks!

Thomas Hardy and Sylvia Townsend Warner: Wessex Writers

Thomas Hardy and Sylvia Townsend Warner: Wessex Writers

A Joint Study Weekend between the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society and Thomas Hardy Society.

Cold Porcelain Anemone Workshop

Cold Porcelain Anemone Workshop

Come and book yourself on a relaxing craft session with friends in my Dorchester studio. This session is being run by the super talented Stacey Frewin. A cold Porcelain floral artist. You will have a go at making some anemone during the 3 hours. All equipment and tuition is provided. Suitable for beginners. Booking essential directly through Stacey by emailing stacey.frewin@hotmail.com Tea and Coffee provided.

Cold Porcelain Iris Workshop

Cold Porcelain Iris Workshop

Cold Porcelain Iris Workshop

Cold Porcelain Cherry Blossom Workshop

Cold Porcelain Cherry Blossom Workshop

Cold Porcelain Cherry Blossom Workshop

Latin: The Language, The History, The Future

Latin: The Language, The History, The Future

A fascinating short course on the Latin language!

Step into Summer Shawl (6 week class)

Step into Summer Shawl (6 week class)

Step into Summer shawl 6 week class – Starts 14th March 2024

Crochet Pattern Busters Workshop

Crochet Pattern Busters Workshop

Crochet Pattern Busters Workshop – 22nd February and 29th February 2024

Resin Workshop

Resin Workshop

Resin Workshop

Valentines Dinner at Luciano’s Dorchester

Valentines Dinner at Luciano’s Dorchester

Valentines day at Luciano's Dorchester

Choral Eucharist

Choral Eucharist

Choral Eucharist

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

Mexican Night at Luciano’s Dorchester

Mexican Night at Luciano’s Dorchester

Mexican Night at Luciano's Dorchester!

Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

French film night at the Corn Exchange: 'Cyrano de Bergerac' - dashing swordsman and poet, Cyrano de Bergerac, is in love with his cousin, Roxane. Lacking confidence because of his big nose, he dares not express his love for her until he finds an indirect way to do it. Period drama/comedy. Doors and bar open 6:45pm for 7:30pm.

Brew Dorch Folk Night Finale!

Brew Dorch Folk Night Finale!

The finale of Brew Dorch - Dorchester's Festival of Drinks!

Live DJ & Cocktails (Brew Dorch)

Live DJ & Cocktails (Brew Dorch)

Part of Brew Dorch - Dorchester's Festival of Drinks!

Furleigh Wine Tasting Dinner (Brew Dorch)

Furleigh Wine Tasting Dinner (Brew Dorch)

Part of Brew Dorch - Dorchester's Festival of Drinks!

Masau’u live at Tom Browns (Brew Dorch)

Masau’u live at Tom Browns (Brew Dorch)

Part of Brew Dorch - Dorchester's Festival of Drinks!

Wild Cocktails with John Wright (Brew Dorch)

Wild Cocktails with John Wright (Brew Dorch)

Part of Brew Dorch - Dorchester's Festival of Drinks!

Mummers Play in Brewery Square (Brew Dorch)

Mummers Play in Brewery Square (Brew Dorch)

Part of Brew Dorch - Dorchester's Festival of Drinks!

History of Brewery Square Walking Tour with Jeremy Pope (Brew Dorch)

History of Brewery Square Walking Tour with Jeremy Pope (Brew Dorch)

Part of Brew Dorch - Dorchester's Festival of Drinks!

Folk Song Pub Walk (Brew Dorch)

Folk Song Pub Walk (Brew Dorch)

Part of Brew Dorch - Dorchester's Festival of Drinks!

Knit Your Own Tankard (Brew Dorch)

Knit Your Own Tankard (Brew Dorch)

Part of Brew Dorch - Dorchester's Festival of Drinks!

POTS N PINTS: Make your own Pottery Beer Tankard/Jug/Mug (Brew Dorch)

POTS N PINTS: Make your own Pottery Beer Tankard/Jug/Mug (Brew Dorch)

Part of Brew Dorch - Dorchester's Festival of Drinks!

Bristol Distilling Co. Gin Tasting Masterclass

Bristol Distilling Co. Gin Tasting Masterclass

Part of Brew Dorch - Dorchester's Festival of Drinks!

Eldridge Pope Workers Reunion! (Brew Dorch)

Eldridge Pope Workers Reunion! (Brew Dorch)

Part of Brew Dorch - Dorchester's Festival of Drinks!

Brew Walk with Joy Wallis (Brew Dorch)

Brew Walk with Joy Wallis (Brew Dorch)

Part of Brew Dorch - Dorchester's Festival of Drinks!

Cold Porcelain Daffodil Workshop – 21st February 2024

Cold Porcelain Daffodil Workshop – 21st February 2024

Come and book yourself on a relaxing craft session with friends in my Dorchester studio. This session is being run by the super talented Stacey Frewin. A cold Porcelain floral artist. You will have a go at making some snowdrops during the 3 hours. All equipment and tuition is provided. Suitable for beginners. Booking essential directly through Stacey by emailing stacey.frewin@hotmail.com Tea and Coffee provided.

Lantern Fused Glass Workshop

Lantern Fused Glass Workshop

Lantern Fused Glass Workshop – 13th March 2024

Full Fused Glass Workshop with Copper

Full Fused Glass Workshop with Copper

Floral Fused Glass Workshop – 2nd April 2024

Hanging Heart Fused Glass Workshop

Hanging Heart Fused Glass Workshop

Floral Fused Glass Workshop

Pop Up Comedy at The King’s Arms

Pop Up Comedy at The King’s Arms

Pop Up Comedy is back at The King's Arms with another dazzling line up of comedians.

Peacock: Kiri Pritchard-McLean

Peacock: Kiri Pritchard-McLean

Prepare for a joyous and uplifting show from a comedian known for making ‘powerhouse stand-up from the thorniest of subjects’.

The Unraveling Wilburys

The Unraveling Wilburys

The perfect mix of superb musicianship and tongue-in-cheek humour!

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Take a step back into the 1940s with the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra.

Keith James – The Music of Yusuf Cat Stevens

Keith James – The Music of Yusuf Cat Stevens

Keith James returns with a fascinating show tracing the life and music of Yusuf Cat Stevens.

Ria Lina – Riawakening

Ria Lina – Riawakening

Little Wander presents Ria Lina – Riawakening

Austen’s Women: Lady Susan (Dyad Productions)

Austen’s Women: Lady Susan (Dyad Productions)

Dyad Productions return with a brand-new show from their Austens’ Women series.

All Trees Are Clocks

All Trees Are Clocks

Live multi-media performance exploring the environmental impacts of climate change.

T-REX: The Music Of Marc Bolan & Mickey Finn

T-REX: The Music Of Marc Bolan & Mickey Finn

The all-star band created by Mickey Finn with original drummer Paul Fenton performing an explosion of 70s Glam rock hits.

Dance revolutionaries: Cohan and Macmillan

Dance revolutionaries: Cohan and Macmillan

Two legendary choreographers’ works captured on film.

John Singer Sargent (Exhibition On Screen)

John Singer Sargent (Exhibition On Screen)

Exhibition on Screen’s film will examine how Sargent’s unique practice has influenced modern art, culture and fashion.

Show Of Hands – Full Circle Part II

Show Of Hands – Full Circle Part II

Show Of Hands – Full Circle Part II

dS:uK – dIRE sTRAITS – The Alchemical Tour

dS:uK – dIRE sTRAITS – The Alchemical Tour

dS:uK comes full circle and return in 2024 with their highly anticipated “Alchemical Tour”

Martin James Bartlett

Martin James Bartlett

Martin James Bartlett Live

Track Dogs

Track Dogs

Track Dogs are two Irishmen, an Englishman and an American who came together in 2006 with the eclectic line-up of acoustic guitar, electric bass, trumpet and cajón.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Box Tale Soup)

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Box Tale Soup)

Box Tale Soup invite you down the rabbit hole into a timeless world of wondrous fantasy.

A Head Full Of Coldplay

A Head Full Of Coldplay

Join us for a joyous celebration of the music of Coldplay!

Hell’s Bells (Miracle Theatre)

Hell’s Bells (Miracle Theatre)

Miracle Theatre Presents: Hell’s Bells 

Aled Jones – Full Circle

Aled Jones – Full Circle

Prepare to hear Aled Jones as you’ve never heard him before.

How Sweet It Is (James Taylor songbook)

How Sweet It Is (James Taylor songbook)

Vernon James takes you on a journey back to simpler times where you can happily lose yourself in the dulcet tones and sweet melodies of James Taylor.

Cracking (Shôn Dale-Jones)

Cracking (Shôn Dale-Jones)

A completely made-up true story…

The Discovery Lab

The Discovery Lab

Part of Dorchester Science Festival

The Dream Collector by Fin Kennedy

The Dream Collector by Fin Kennedy

A school group on a Media Studies field trip to the isolated country house of a black-and-white movie pioneer enter a sinister dreamworld when they go exploring after dark.

John Etheridge with special guest Kit Holmes

John Etheridge with special guest Kit Holmes

Join us for an uplifting evening of blues, folk, jazz, African grooves and much more from two outstanding guitarists.

Draining The Swamp

Draining The Swamp

From the perspective of the 1960’s, the play brings to life Oswald Mosley’s meteoric political rise and the development of the fascist movement.

The Rime of The Ancient Mariner (The Hungry Grass Theatre Co)

The Rime of The Ancient Mariner (The Hungry Grass Theatre Co)

Coleridge’s story of an epic sea journey!

Matt Ford: Broadway to Hollywood: The Cole Porter Songbook

Matt Ford: Broadway to Hollywood: The Cole Porter Songbook

BBC Proms regular, vocalist Matt Ford, presents an evening of music and song.

Jarman

Jarman

The story of Derek Jarman, one of the most extraordinary lives ever lived, has never been told. Until now.

Painting The Modern Garden? Monet to Matisse (Exhibition On Screen)

Painting The Modern Garden? Monet to Matisse (Exhibition On Screen)

An innovative and extensive exhibition from the Royal Academy of Art, London - on screen!

Edge: Birley: Konstantin

Edge: Birley: Konstantin

An evening showcasing the work of three very fine Dorset composers.

Cecil Beaton’s Diaries

Cecil Beaton’s Diaries

Cecil Beaton’s Diaries

Caravaggio (Film)

Caravaggio (Film)

The most mainstream feature by experimental English director Derek Jarman, Caravaggio matches melodramatic speculations about the artist’s life with painterly beauty.

Mark Watson: Search

Mark Watson: Search

Mark Watson: Search

PRIDE (Film)

PRIDE (Film)

PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story.

The Little Prince (Lyngo Theatre and Norwich Puppet Theatre)

The Little Prince (Lyngo Theatre and Norwich Puppet Theatre)

Lyngo Theatre present a new adaptation of one of the best-selling children’s books of all time.

Mad Dog Mcrea

Mad Dog Mcrea

Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music.

Mike Denham – Scott Joplin and the Ragtime Professors

Mike Denham – Scott Joplin and the Ragtime Professors

Great melodies, great stories about the musicians and the lives they led and, of course, that seductive ragtime rhythm.

Andreas Scholl & Tamar Halperin

Andreas Scholl & Tamar Halperin

Andreas Scholl & Tamar Halperin

JUMP

JUMP

Kick away your winter blues with this double bill featuring JUMP, an extraordinary solo piece by clarinetist Karen Wimhurst, and renowned entomologist Peter Smithers presenting his new book Small Game Hunter.

The Great Baldini – Best Of The Magic Fringe

The Great Baldini – Best Of The Magic Fringe

Legendary magician the Great Baldini presents his Award-winning 2022 and 2023 Edinburgh Fringe Shows in one evening of hilarious magic.

The Great Baldini’s Family Magic Show

The Great Baldini’s Family Magic Show

Come and see two true magical superstars (Baldini and Baldwin) at the very pinnacle of their powers.

Love Letters (The Group Theatre Co)

Love Letters (The Group Theatre Co)

A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters is the story of a 50-year correspondence between Melissa Gardner and her childhood-friend-turned-love-interest, Andrew Makepeace Ladd III.

The Bar At The Edge Of Time (Frozen Light)

The Bar At The Edge Of Time (Frozen Light)

A multi-sensory spectacular for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD).

Film: The Third Life

Film: The Third Life

The Third Life’ is a romantic drama film produced by a group of Bridport-based filmmakers and shot in West Dorset.

The Big Dorset Midwinter Ceilidh

The Big Dorset Midwinter Ceilidh

Join Dorchester-based band Tatterdemalion at this ceilidh for all the family.

Kiddies Keilidh

Kiddies Keilidh

Early evening ‘Kiddies’ Keilidh’ for young families to enjoy an hour of dances more suited to shorter legs.

From The Top (The Irresponsible Theatre Company)

From The Top (The Irresponsible Theatre Company)

From the Top! is a must see for all fans of a murder mystery.

A Christmas Carol (Living Spit)

A Christmas Carol (Living Spit)

With silly songs, pitiful puppetry and more Dickensian daftness than you can shake a selection box at, Living Spit’s Christmas Carol promises to be a feast of festive foolery that you will never forget.

LECTURE: Reimagining Roundhouses with Trevor Creighton

LECTURE: Reimagining Roundhouses with Trevor Creighton

Trevor Creighton will discuss the way in which we have come to form our ideas of what late prehistoric roundhouses were like, and why we need to reimagine them.

Exhibition: Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Exhibition: Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the world-famous exhibition from the Natural History Museum, is returning to Dorset Museum & Art Gallery!

‘Rewilding’ later prehistory: Archaeological wildlife and its role in contemporary nature recovery with Anwen Cooper

‘Rewilding’ later prehistory: Archaeological wildlife and its role in contemporary nature recovery with Anwen Cooper

‘Rewilding’ later prehistory: Archaeological wildlife and its role in contemporary nature recovery with Anwen Cooper

LECTURE: Paul Nash in Dorset by Professor Paul Gough

LECTURE: Paul Nash in Dorset by Professor Paul Gough

LECTURE: Paul Nash in Dorset by Professor Paul Gough

Traditions and Transitions: The Story of the Chettle Grave Group with Sophia Adams

Traditions and Transitions: The Story of the Chettle Grave Group with Sophia Adams

Sophia Adams will take you through the case of Chettle Park for a close-up look at some fascinating finds.

TALK: The News on Ancient Sea Reptiles by Dr Darren Naish

TALK: The News on Ancient Sea Reptiles by Dr Darren Naish

The News on Ancient Sea Reptiles by Dr Darren Naish

LECTURE: Elisabeth Frink at Woolland by Annette Ratuszniak

LECTURE: Elisabeth Frink at Woolland by Annette Ratuszniak

This illustrated talk will examine how Dame Elisabeth Frink while living at Woolland in Dorset, was able to build upon her technical mastery and explore her mature ideas and concepts.

TALK: Revealing the Hidden Heritage of West Dorset with Dr Anne Teather

TALK: Revealing the Hidden Heritage of West Dorset with Dr Anne Teather

Revealing the Hidden Heritage of West Dorset with Dr Anne Teather.

Dorset Museum Collections Discovery Centre Tour

Dorset Museum Collections Discovery Centre Tour

Explore behind the scenes in our state-of-the-art Collections Discovery Centre.

Community Exhibition: Awakened by Frink

Community Exhibition: Awakened by Frink

Awakened by Frink is a community exhibition of artwork by members of the Deaf community created during a series of workshops at Dorset Museum and Art Gallery.

Kids go FREE this February half-term at Shire Hall Museum!

Kids go FREE this February half-term at Shire Hall Museum!

Kids visit Shire Hall Museum for FREE* this February half-term!

Star Wars Quiz Night

Star Wars Quiz Night

Luciano's Dorchester & The Jedi Archives present: Star Wars Quiz Night!

Wob! Live at Tom Browns

Wob! Live at Tom Browns

Wob makes his much awaited return to Tom Browns this February for the final day of the Brew-Dorch festival!

Masau’u Live at Tom Browns

Masau’u Live at Tom Browns

Led by singer/songwriter Chris ‘Kipper’ Roberts, Masau’u bring their alt-folk originals back to Tom Browns for the Brew-Dorch festival.

Dorchester Creative Drinks

Dorchester Creative Drinks

Calling all visual artists, makers, musicians, and performers in Dorchester!

The Glass Spiders at Tom Browns

The Glass Spiders at Tom Browns

The Glass Spider, pure 70’s Nostalgia!

POTS N PINTS: Pottery-in-the-pub night at Tom Browns in Dorchester!

POTS N PINTS: Pottery-in-the-pub night at Tom Browns in Dorchester!

Join POTS N PINTS for an adult-only pottery-in-the-pub night at the iconic Tom Browns in Dorchester! First drink is on us!!!

Writers in the Alley

Writers in the Alley

Open group for all writers, styles, genres (poetry, prose, fiction, non-fiction, flash/micro fiction and everything else).

Dorchester Literary Festival

Dorchester Literary Festival

Annual Dorchester Literary Festival.

Paella Night

Paella Night

Paella Night at Luciano's Dorchester

Talk: The Son of a Spy

Talk: The Son of a Spy

Join Mike Randall at Shire Hall Museum to discuss his father's extraordinary life. From escaping a prisoner of war camp during WW2 to becoming a 'diplomat' in Moscow and East Berlin

Talk: ‘I am the Love that dare not speak its name’

Talk: ‘I am the Love that dare not speak its name’

This inclusive and engaging talk from Mark Chutter will explore LGBTQ+ writers alongside the history of the justice system.

Disney Quiz Night

Disney Quiz Night

Disney Quiz Night

Rum and Reggae Night

Rum and Reggae Night

Rum & Reggae at Luciano's Dorchester

Talk: The Tolpuddle Martyrs

Talk: The Tolpuddle Martyrs

In this talk, local historian Brian Bates explores the story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, arguably the most famous trail to take place at Shire Hall.

Talk: Ethel Rosenburg, Communist spy or artistic myth?

Talk: Ethel Rosenburg, Communist spy or artistic myth?

Join author and journalist Anne Sebba at Shire Hall Museum as she explores the life of Ethel Rosenburg and her infamous 1951 trial which turned her into an American icon.

Darren Garnett at Al Molo

Darren Garnett at Al Molo

Enjoy a fantastic performance from Darren while you enjoy fine dining at Al Molo!

Community Christmas Concert

Community Christmas Concert

Featuring Nina Garcia. Including performances from Damers First School and Melodies for Memories

HBX SESSIONS: MILK AND TWO DUO

HBX SESSIONS: MILK AND TWO DUO

Free entry – great food, drink & pretty awesome entertainment!

Noël! Noël! – Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir

Noël! Noël! – Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir

A celebration of the Christmas season with uplifting music and readings.

This Christmas – Vince Jones and James Cuthill

This Christmas – Vince Jones and James Cuthill

“This Christmas” is a heart-warming, feel good romantic comedy about love in later life.

Santa on Tour!

Santa on Tour!

Come and meet Santa on his Sleigh!

What’s new in the British and Irish Neolithic? | Dr Alison Sheridan

What’s new in the British and Irish Neolithic? | Dr Alison Sheridan

What’s new in the British and Irish Neolithic?

Storytime at the Museum

Storytime at the Museum

Join us for Storytime in our Community Space at the Museum!

Afternoon Tea with Santa

Afternoon Tea with Santa

We are delighted to be hosting a wonderful afternoon tea with Santa!

HBX SESSIONS W/ HAMISH JEFFCOTT

HBX SESSIONS W/ HAMISH JEFFCOTT

Free entry – great food, drink & pretty awesome entertainment!

Vinyl Van’s 5-Year Anniversary Party!

Vinyl Van’s 5-Year Anniversary Party!

Vinyl Van's 5-Year Anniversary Party!

Snow Play (Lyngo Theatre)

Snow Play (Lyngo Theatre)

Snow Play (Lyngo Theatre)

Snow Angel – Charlie Bicknell & Louise Innes

Snow Angel – Charlie Bicknell & Louise Innes

Snow Angel – Charlie Bicknell & Louise Innes

Late Night Shopping & Paella

Late Night Shopping & Paella

Join us for an evening of Panto costumes and delicious Paella!

Late Night Shopping & Live Fire Feast

Late Night Shopping & Live Fire Feast

Join us for a night of late-night shopping and indulgent dishes

Charity Crimbo Bingo for Breast Cancer UK

Charity Crimbo Bingo for Breast Cancer UK

Hays Travel are bringing you Crimbo Bingo at the Corn Exchange in Dorchester!

Special Exhibition – Elisabeth Frink:  A View from Within

Special Exhibition – Elisabeth Frink: A View from Within

Experience the inner world of famous sculptor Dame Elisabeth Frink.

Dorset Spring Show

Dorset Spring Show

Spring Food, Farming & Flowers. Dorset, your spring adventure awaits…

New Year’s Eve at The Town Pump

New Year’s Eve at The Town Pump

See in the New Year with friends at Dorchester’s traditional NYE meeting point at 11:55 pm and hear Alistair Chisholm do his last Cry!

Choral Eucharist

Choral Eucharist

Choral Eucharist

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

Lunchtime Concert

Lunchtime Concert

Lunchtime Concert

Lantern Fused Glass Workshop – 5th March 2024

Lantern Fused Glass Workshop – 5th March 2024

Lantern Fused Glass Workshop – 5th March 2024

Carols on the Green

Carols on the Green

Come and sing carols under the stars then head into the church to see the Christmas trees and enjoy mince pies, mulled punch or hot soup to warm the hands and heart

A Sea of Talent Exhibition

A Sea of Talent Exhibition

Art in Poundbury Winter Exhibition

Dorset Museum Collections Tour

Dorset Museum Collections Tour

Tour of the Collections at Dorset Museum

Askerswell Coin Hoard

Askerswell Coin Hoard

Askerswell Roman Coin hoard

Thank Funk its Christmas!

Thank Funk its Christmas!

Funk me, it's Xmas!

Vanilla Radio at Tom Browns – Christmas Extravaganza

Vanilla Radio at Tom Browns – Christmas Extravaganza

A night of funky tunes with Vanilla Radio!

The Fabulous Ukulele Club Christmas Cracker Concert

The Fabulous Ukulele Club Christmas Cracker Concert

The Fabulous Ukulele Club Christmas Cracker Concert - enough said!

Mike Dennis Live

Mike Dennis Live

Mike Dennis - Vionlist/Rapper/Looper

The 35th Dorchester Beerex

The 35th Dorchester Beerex

West Dorset CAMRA and Dorchester Casterbridge Rotary Club proudly present the 35th Dorchester Beerex.

Mexican Night!

Mexican Night!

Our last Mexican evening was just so popular we have decided to bring it back again on Saturday 25th November!

BARCELONA STREET MUSIC SHOW…with Kid Hyena

BARCELONA STREET MUSIC SHOW…with Kid Hyena

Urban folk feat. foot stompin’ sing along tunes, fiery percussion, tap dance rhythms & a whole load of positive vibes

Supper Club – Mexican Night

Supper Club – Mexican Night

Enjoy fajitas, cheesy nachos, chilli and sumptuous chilli chocolate pits or lime and mint caramel flan!

Sing Joyfully!

Sing Joyfully!

Songs for Advent from Byrd to MacMillan

Carols in the Gardens 2023!

Carols in the Gardens 2023!

Nothing will get you in the mood for Christmas quite like an evening of Christmas classics!

The Intouchables

The Intouchables

A film in French with subtitles, presented by the Dorchester-Bayeux Twinning Society

From Darkness to Light (Christmas Concert)

From Darkness to Light (Christmas Concert)

Dorchester Choral Society Christmas Concert

Elf Workshop

Elf Workshop

From crafting Christmas goodies and writing letters to Santa to running the Wrapping Station, offering glitter tattoos, and enjoying story time, there’s something here for everyone to enjoy.

Brewery Square Christmas Market

Brewery Square Christmas Market

Brewery Square Christmas Market

Christmas Lunchtime Concert

Christmas Lunchtime Concert

Christmas Lunchtime Concert

Choral Eucharist

Choral Eucharist

Choral Eucharist

A Sea of Talent: Art in Poundbury Winter Exhibition

A Sea of Talent: Art in Poundbury Winter Exhibition

A Sea of Talent: Art in Poundbury Winter Exhibition

A Sea of Talent: Community Art Installation Open Day

A Sea of Talent: Community Art Installation Open Day

A Sea of Talent: Community Art Installation Open Day

Christmas Lights Switch On!

Christmas Lights Switch On!

Watch as Brewery Square lights up for Christmas!

Unicorn Rides at The Estate Shop – A Winter Warmer Event

Unicorn Rides at The Estate Shop – A Winter Warmer Event

Unicorn Rides at The Estate Shop at Kingston Maurward

Stories Around the Fireplace at Kingston Maurward

Stories Around the Fireplace at Kingston Maurward

Join our Head Gardener Nigel for Christmas stories around the fireplace at Kingston Maurward

Doggy Grotto at Kingston Maurward

Doggy Grotto at Kingston Maurward

Doggy Grotto at Kingston Maurward - Bring your dog to meet Santa in the Animal Park and Gardens this Christmas.

Dorset County Orchestra

Dorset County Orchestra

Autumn Concert at the Dorford Centre with music by Strauss, Schubert, Fauré and Tchaikovsky

Dorset Food & Drink Christmas Fair at Athelhampton House & Gardens 2023

Dorset Food & Drink Christmas Fair at Athelhampton House & Gardens 2023

Dorset Food & Drink are thrilled to announce its much-awaited annual Christmas Fair, set to dazzle visitors with a showcase of festive flavours and a heart-warming festive atmosphere, all wrapped up in a fabulous location, served with festive music and tasty seasonal treats to sample and buy.

Christmas Cracker 2023

Christmas Cracker 2023

Join us on Sunday 10 December 2023, for a day full of stalls and entertainment for the whole family. All stalls are fully booked for 2023.

Christmas Craft and Food Fair

Christmas Craft and Food Fair

Back for its 36th year at a brand new venue, our Christmas Craft and Gourmet Food Fair returns this November at the Corn Exchange in Dorchester

Afternoon Tea with Santa!

Afternoon Tea with Santa!

Meet Santa at Boo's Toy Shop for a Christmassy Afternoon Tea!

Dorchester Chamber Orchestra Evening Concert

Dorchester Chamber Orchestra Evening Concert

Join the Dorset Chamber Orchestra for a beautiful classical concert!

Lunchtime Concert

Lunchtime Concert

Lunchtime Concert

Pizza Madness – £5 Pizza

Pizza Madness – £5 Pizza

Pizza Madness is back at Luciano's Dorchester.

Lecture Archaeology

Lecture Archaeology

Several Months in the Country as therapy for ex service personnel

Special Exhibition

Special Exhibition

Exhibition of Elisabeth Frink's work in Dorset

Hub Box Dorchester: Christmas Wreath Making Masterclass

Hub Box Dorchester: Christmas Wreath Making Masterclass

Hub Box Dorchester: Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

The Boot Hill All Stars

The Boot Hill All Stars

The Boot Hill All Stars

Jazz Jam with Julie Lewis

Jazz Jam with Julie Lewis

Tom Browns Jazz Jam!

Old Bills Rolling Roast

Old Bills Rolling Roast

New Food Pop-up bringing roast dinners to Tom Browns!

Jamie’s Jukebox at Tom Browns

Jamie’s Jukebox at Tom Browns

All request Sunday. You shout it... I'll sing it!!!!!!

HBX Sessions with Slight Return

HBX Sessions with Slight Return

HBX Sessions with Slight Return

The Leggomen Live!

The Leggomen Live!

The Leggomen are live at Lucianos

The Big Pub Quiz!

The Big Pub Quiz!

AgeUK & Trumpet Major Quiz Night

The Joy of Decks

The Joy of Decks

The Joy of Decks monthly social!

Poundbury Christmas Market

Poundbury Christmas Market

Come along and see over 70 fabulous independent makers, retailers, foods and so much more.

Toe The Line!

Toe The Line!

Modern line dancing with no partner required

Codebreakers – The Story of Enigma

Codebreakers – The Story of Enigma

Dr Mark Baldwin presents one of WW2's most fascinating stories

Dorchester Piano Trio

Dorchester Piano Trio

A treat for Classical music lovers

Journey to the Stars

Journey to the Stars

Put on your spacesuit, check co-ordinates and fire up your engines… it’s time to go on a Journey to the Stars!

Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols

Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Lunchtime Concert

Lunchtime Concert

Lunchtime Concert

John Brown in Dorchester

John Brown in Dorchester

Discover the story of John Brown in this special talk for Black History Month.

Elisabeth Frink: A View from Within

Elisabeth Frink: A View from Within

Experience the inner world of famous sculptor Dame Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993) in a major new exhibition exploring her artistic and personal life in Dorset.

Luciano’s Christmas Day Lunch

Luciano’s Christmas Day Lunch

Luciano's Christmas Day Lunch

Halloween Party at The Play Barn

Halloween Party at The Play Barn

Join us for food, music, crafts and fancy dress in the children's Play Barn. All children will receive a party bag to take away with them. Tickets cost £10 including booking fee. Recommended for age 8 years and under.

Most Haunted Ghost Hunting at Dorchester Prison

Most Haunted Ghost Hunting at Dorchester Prison

Ghost hunt at Dorchester Prison

Halloween Ghost Hunt at Dorchester Prison

Halloween Ghost Hunt at Dorchester Prison

The grim and foreboding abandoned Dorchester prison is rife with ghostly activity.

Autumn Fun and Pumpkin Picking at Dewflock Farm

Autumn Fun and Pumpkin Picking at Dewflock Farm

Back to the farm for some more fun. Maize maze, pumpkins, scarecrows, farm animals and lots of fun things to do.

Halloween Fun at Vivo Lounge

Halloween Fun at Vivo Lounge

Quiz, tapas, pumpkins and hot chocolate!

Halloween Fun | ArtyFacts at Dorset Museum

Halloween Fun | ArtyFacts at Dorset Museum

Make your own spooky pumpkin lantern complete with a lid in clay inspired by some of the funny faces from around the museum and have a go at our museum face pumpkin trail!

Carry on Screaming and scary cocktails!

Carry on Screaming and scary cocktails!

Halloween Fun at Copper Street Brewery

Mass ghost gathering!

Mass ghost gathering!

Can Dorchester beat the record for the most people in one place dressed as a ghost?! The record is 560..... let’s do it! Come to Brewery Square on Saturday 28th October 2023 at 4:30 pm Dress Code: White Sheet! It’s going to be fun!

Halloween at Brewery Square

Halloween at Brewery Square

Witch hunt • spooky disco pumpkin carving competition stilt walkers • balloon modelling

Museums After Dark

Museums After Dark

Discover three incredible museums on one unforgettable night.

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

POTS N PINTS: Pottery-in-the-pub-night at Tom Browns, Dorchester! First drink is on us!

POTS N PINTS: Pottery-in-the-pub-night at Tom Browns, Dorchester! First drink is on us!

POTS N PINTS: Pottery-in-the-pub-night at Tom Browns, Dorchester! First drink is on us!

Advent Carol Service

Advent Carol Service

Advent Carol Service

Choral Eucharist

Choral Eucharist

Choral Eucharist

Dorchester Chamber Orchestra Concert

Dorchester Chamber Orchestra Concert

Join the Dorchester Chamber Orchestra for a concert with conductor Walter Brewster.

Halloween Half -Term at Shire Hall Museum!

Halloween Half -Term at Shire Hall Museum!

Throughout the half-term holidays, Shire Hall Museum will become home to spooky family-friendly fun.

Opera night at Luciano’s Dorchester

Opera night at Luciano’s Dorchester

Opera Night with John Hudson Operatic Tenor at Luciano's Dorchester

The Archaeology of Dorchester

The Archaeology of Dorchester

Talk for the Dorchester-Bayeux Society: The Archaeology of Dorchester

Rum and Reggae at Luciano’s Dorchester

Rum and Reggae at Luciano’s Dorchester

Rum & Reggae at Luciano's Dorchester

Harry Potter Quiz Night 21st November

Harry Potter Quiz Night 21st November

Harry Potter Quiz at Luciano's Dorchester

Adult Workshop Life Drawing at Dorset Museum

Adult Workshop Life Drawing at Dorset Museum

This eight-week structured course is suitable for complete beginners to those with some experience. Each week will cover different principles of drawing the human figure with a variety of exercises, mediums, and models. Classes will start with basic proportions, measurement, gesture, and tone to more intuitive ideas. The course will run in the Museum’s John White’s Learning Centre, a well-equipped North lit studio. £195 per person for the six-week block. All materials are provided and self-service tea and coffee are provided. Participants can also access the rest of the Museum prior to the start of each afternoon session. Week-by-week breakdown • Week 1 – 9th October: Overall shape of the pose, the gesture or movement in the pose proportion and measurement, techniques; sighting and tools to help with this for example – holding up a straight edge and using frames. • Week 2 – 16th October: Simple anatomy of the overall figure (anatomy of the head, hands feet and subtle forms later). Using the space/environment around the model to show angles and curves of the figure. The use of negative space. Break for half-term • Week 3 – 30th October: Drawing at different paces, fast and slow; gestural drawing and contour drawing • Week 4 – 6th November: Tone, flat tone (shading as it was known in primary school) flat areas of light and dark of varying intensity, understanding tonal scale. Pitch, even light on model and surroundings or much variation of highlights and dark shadows. • Week 5 – 13th November: Combining tone with the modelling of the figure, using marks that flow round the shape of the body like a sculpture. • Week 6 – 20th November: Structures/anatomy of the head, hands and feet, planes and facets of the skull, “Kryton” head. • Week 7 – 27th November: Introduction to colour and the figure, application and use of tonal contrasts and colour. • Week 8 – 4th December: Using colour in various ways to enhance contrast and composition. About James Meiklejohn James Meiklejohn is a painter living in Winterborne Whitechurch, Dorset. He studied Illustration at Brighton University (where his lecturers included Raymond Briggs) and Heatherley School of Fine Art, Chelsea where he studied life and portrait painting. His portraits have been exhibited in the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. In Dorset, his work has been shown at the Jerram Gallery, Sherborne and Sladers Yard, West Bay. He has been teaching life drawing, portraiture, and oil painting for many years most recently for Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts and also visiting tutor to Sherborne Girls and Hurtwood Internal College. Currently, he runs the Life drawing sessions for Katy Lane’s Studio at White Hart, Holnest, Dorset.

Halloween Party

Halloween Party

Family Halloween Disco

The 26th International Thomas Hardy Conference and Festival

The 26th International Thomas Hardy Conference and Festival

The 26th International Thomas Hardy Conference and Festival

Thomas Hardy Society Birthday Weekend

Thomas Hardy Society Birthday Weekend

Thomas Hardy Society Birthday Weekend

Thomas Hardy and Sylvia Townsend Warner: Wessex Writers

Thomas Hardy and Sylvia Townsend Warner: Wessex Writers

A Joint Study Weekend between the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society and Thomas Hardy Society

Going the Rounds 2023

Going the Rounds 2023

A Biennial THS Event in Conjunction with Tim Laycock and Dorset Musicians

The Dynasts: A Thomas Hardy Society Study Day

The Dynasts: A Thomas Hardy Society Study Day

The Dynasts: A Thomas Hardy Society Study Day

Ridgeway Singers & Band 10th Anniversary Concert

Ridgeway Singers & Band 10th Anniversary Concert

Ridgeway Singers & Band 10th Anniversary Concert

In the footsteps of Tess and Angel: A walk around the environs of Wool

In the footsteps of Tess and Angel: A walk around the environs of Wool

In the footsteps of Tess and Angel: A walk around the environs of Wool

Weldmar Hospicecare’s Fashion Show

Weldmar Hospicecare’s Fashion Show

Weldmar's Dorchester outlet team are hosting a fashion show this October!

Bulb Planting at Weldmar Hospicecare

Bulb Planting at Weldmar Hospicecare

Donate 90 minutes of your time to help plant bulbs on the beautiful grounds at Weldmar Hospicecare!

The Place-Names of Dorset: Unlocking Their Secrets

The Place-Names of Dorset: Unlocking Their Secrets

Discover the fascinating, revealing and fun stories behind Dorset's place names.

Festive Fundraising Quiz

Festive Fundraising Quiz

Put your knowledge to the test at our fundraising quiz night! Money raised will go towards the Museum's cultural and community projects.

Shire Hall Christmas Market

Shire Hall Christmas Market

Join us at Shire Hall for our Christmas Market!

Breakfast with Father Christmas

Breakfast with Father Christmas

Breakfast club with a special guest at Shire Hall Museum!

Talk: Mary Channing

Talk: Mary Channing

Discover the fascinating story of Mary Channing, the last woman to be burned at the stake in Dorset.

Christmas Afternoon Tea

Christmas Afternoon Tea

Treat yourself to a Christmas Afternoon at Shire Hall Museum this festive season.

Return of Christmas in the Courtroom

Return of Christmas in the Courtroom

Join the New Hardy Players for a feast of traditional seasonal entertainment in the evocative surroundings of Dorchester’s iconic Shire Hall Museum.

Drinks in the Clink: Spells in the Cells

Drinks in the Clink: Spells in the Cells

This is a brilliant and unique night out at Shire Hall Museum for any school of wizardry fan….

Dorchester Streets Alive!

Dorchester Streets Alive!

Fun for International Car Free Day!

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

Choral Eucharist

Choral Eucharist

Choral Eucharist

Spoken Word Night

Spoken Word Night

Spoken Word Night at The Poet Laureate!

Free return bus service to Inside Out Dorset

Free return bus service to Inside Out Dorset

Free return bus service to Inside Out Dorset - a free-to-attend outdoor arts festival!

Music by the Smith family (performed by Clara Pears, Gareth Jones and Richard Hall)

Music by the Smith family (performed by Clara Pears, Gareth Jones and Richard Hall)

As part of the 2023 Heritage Open Day programme, Dorchester Arts are delighted to present a free concert featuring a selection of piano music and songs.

The Dorset Local Plan: How to Make it Sustainable?

The Dorset Local Plan: How to Make it Sustainable?

Part of Dorchester Civic Society's 2023/2024 talks programme.

History and Architecture of Wolveton House

History and Architecture of Wolveton House

Part of Dorchester Civic Society's 2023/2024 talks programme.

Building a Sustainable New Community at Nansledan (Cornwall)

Building a Sustainable New Community at Nansledan (Cornwall)

Part of Dorchester Civic Society's 2023/2024 talks programme.

The Architecture of Modern Town & Village Developments

The Architecture of Modern Town & Village Developments

Part of Dorchester Civic Society's 2023/2024 talks programme.

The Restoration of Sherborne House

The Restoration of Sherborne House

Part of Dorchester Civic Society's 2023/2024 talks programme.

How to do Social Housing: The Vienna Model

How to do Social Housing: The Vienna Model

Part of Dorchester Civic Society's 2023/2024 talks programme.

WONKY POT: Make Your Own Glazed Pottery Mugs, Vases, Goblets, Bowls + MORE @ Vibes, Dorchester! Drink Included!

WONKY POT: Make Your Own Glazed Pottery Mugs, Vases, Goblets, Bowls + MORE @ Vibes, Dorchester! Drink Included!

Learn pinch pot and coiling pottery techniques to make your own glazed homewares! Make mugs, a vase, bowls, jugs, goblets + MORE!!

Organ 200 at St Peter’s Church

Organ 200 at St Peter’s Church

Organ 200 at St Peter's Church

Free guided walk – Dorchester Old and New with postcards

Free guided walk – Dorchester Old and New with postcards

Part of Dorchester's Heritage Open Day

Free guided walk – Dorchester Civic Society

Free guided walk – Dorchester Civic Society

Organised as part of Dorchester's Heritage Open Day

Visit St Peters Church – Dorchester Heritage Open Day

Visit St Peters Church – Dorchester Heritage Open Day

Visit St Peters Church to join in with the children's trail, bell ringing tour and the monthly Choral Eucharist service.

Dorchester Heritage Open Day – See the latest plans for the Corn Exchange Foyer

Dorchester Heritage Open Day – See the latest plans for the Corn Exchange Foyer

Pop in to see Dorchester Arts and find out about the refurbishment plans for the foyer at the Corn Exchange

Hokey Cokey!

Hokey Cokey!

Join in with the mass Hokey Cokey organised by Tom Browns pub

Free Guided Walk – Tolpuddle Martyrs

Free Guided Walk – Tolpuddle Martyrs

Free walk as part of Heritage Open Day

Free Guided Walk – Thomas Hardy

Free Guided Walk – Thomas Hardy

Free walk as part of Heritage Open Day

Free Guided Walk – Judge Jeffreys

Free Guided Walk – Judge Jeffreys

Free walk as part of Heritage Open Day

Yoga and Brunch

Yoga and Brunch

A peaceful yoga session with experienced instructor Jeni from Space Yoga. Mat and other equipment provided, brunch & hot drink of choice. Limited availability so booking essential.

Yoga and Brunch

Yoga and Brunch

A peaceful yoga session with experienced instructor Jeni from Space Yoga. Mat and other equipment provided, brunch & hot drink of choice. Limited availability so booking essential.

Terrace and Tunes

Terrace and Tunes

Join The King's Arms for an afternoon of summer tunes and street food.

A Folk Song Walk

A Folk Song Walk

A Folk Song Walk with Alistair Simpson

Max Gate Heritage Open Day

Max Gate Heritage Open Day

Visit Thomas Hardy's House, Max Gate for free as part of Heritage Open Days 2023.

Keep Military Museum Heritage Open Day

Keep Military Museum Heritage Open Day

Visit Dorchester's striking landmark museum.

Shire Hall Museum Heritage Open Day

Shire Hall Museum Heritage Open Day

Come and see an historic courtroom where history was made!

Dorset Museum Heritage Open Day

Dorset Museum Heritage Open Day

Visitors can explore 250 million years of Dorset’s history for Free.

Dorchester Heritage Open Day 2023

Dorchester Heritage Open Day 2023

Dorchester's museums and attractions are open for free for the day. All are invited to join in with free guided walks in the town centre to celebrate local history and architecture

Opera Night with Grace Lovelass

Opera Night with Grace Lovelass

Opera night with Grace Lovelass - 20th September

Iolo Williams

Iolo Williams

Dorchester Arts

Philip Clouts Quartet

Philip Clouts Quartet

Dorchester Arts

The Leggomen – Live at Luciano’s

The Leggomen – Live at Luciano’s

The Leggomen - Live at Luciano's September 8th

Christmas quiz

Christmas quiz

Christmas Quiz at Luciano's Dorchester

Museum After Hours

Museum After Hours

Museum after Hours

The Producers

The Producers

Dorchester Arts

The return of beavers to Dorset by Stephen Oliver

The return of beavers to Dorset by Stephen Oliver

The return of beavers to Dorset by Stephen Oliver

Collections Discovery Centre Tour

Collections Discovery Centre Tour

Collections Discovery Centre Tour

Martin James Bartlett

Martin James Bartlett

Dorchester Arts

Moscow Drug Club

Moscow Drug Club

Dorchester Arts

A Celebration of Museums’ Beautiful Rears!

A Celebration of Museums’ Beautiful Rears!

Based on the eponymous viral Twitter account and divided into six categories of posterior, Museum Bums takes you on a whirlwind tour of the finest rear ends in museums around the world.

Organ 200

Organ 200

Organ 200

Choral Eucharist

Choral Eucharist

Choral Eucharist

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

Dorchester Fashion Show (Charity Angels UK)

Dorchester Fashion Show (Charity Angels UK)

Charity Angels UK Dorchester Fashion Show, raising funds for Against Breast Cancer

Dorset Sunflower Trail 2023

Dorset Sunflower Trail 2023

The Dorset Sunflower Trail is open for 2023!

Dorset County Show

Dorset County Show

Celebrate Dorset Agriculture, Countryside, Rural Life and the Food, Drink, Crafts and Businesses within.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition

Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the world-famous exhibition from the Natural History Museum, is coming to Dorset Museum this summer.

The Dorset Vegan Megamarket

The Dorset Vegan Megamarket

The Dorset Vegan Megamarket - over 2 days at Dorchester Maumbury Rings!

Guided Tours of Shire Hall Museum

Guided Tours of Shire Hall Museum

Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout August and September - Discover more about the history of Shire Hall and the people whose lives were changed here.

Festival of Archaeology | Events

Festival of Archaeology | Events

Vikings in Dorset Museum

Talk: “Hospital Blues”: Nursing in Dorset during the First World War

Talk: “Hospital Blues”: Nursing in Dorset during the First World War

Luke Mouland explores the pivotal role played by the female 'Voluntary Aid Detachments' during the Second World War.

Charity Quiz Night

Charity Quiz Night

Put your knowledge to the test at Shire Hall Museum's fundraising quiz night! Money raised will go towards the Museum's cultural and community projects.

Hamish Jeffcott live at Luciano’s Dorchester

Hamish Jeffcott live at Luciano’s Dorchester

Hamish Jeffcott live at Luciano's Dorchester

Kids eat FREE – July 21st to 31st August

Kids eat FREE – July 21st to 31st August

Kids eat FREE July 21st to 31st August

Murder Mystery Dinner At Luciano’s Dorchester

Murder Mystery Dinner At Luciano’s Dorchester

Murder Mystery dinner at Luciano's Dorchester!

Steak Night at Luciano’s!

Steak Night at Luciano’s!

Steak Night at Luciano's!

Bingo Night at Luciano’s Dorchester

Bingo Night at Luciano’s Dorchester

Bingo Night at Luciano's Dorchester!

Home of Hillforts & Henges 2023

Home of Hillforts & Henges 2023

Three days of walks, talks and activities exploring our ancient past

From Henge to Hillfort

From Henge to Hillfort

Walk with Roman soldiers along Dorchester's Ancient paths

Flash (Queen tribute) live at Brewery Square!

Flash (Queen tribute) live at Brewery Square!

Flash live at Brewery Square!

Take on Take That

Take on Take That

Take on Take That live at Brewery Square!

Absolutely Elton

Absolutely Elton

Absolutely Elton live at Brewery Square!

Tony Lewis as Robbie Williams

Tony Lewis as Robbie Williams

Tony Lewis as Robbie Williams live at Brewery Square!

The Steel Band

The Steel Band

The Steel Band live at Brewery Square!

Murder by Moonlight

Murder by Moonlight

Can you solve a murder? Join us at Shire Hall Museum for our Murder Mystery evening, performed by Dorchester Drama with drinks provided by DarkBear.

Talk: Smuggling in Dorset

Talk: Smuggling in Dorset

Listen to stories associated smuggling in Dorset during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Dorchester Tree Walk

Dorchester Tree Walk

Learn about Dorchester's Trees

Tree Lore

Tree Lore

Get to know Dorchester's Trees and Ancient folklore on this walk around the town

The Tempest

The Tempest

A local interpretation of the Shakespearean classic

Discover Durnovaria

Discover Durnovaria

Have-a-Go activities that explore our ancient past

HengeFest 2023

HengeFest 2023

A family fun day in Maumbury Rings with activities that celebrate the sacred history of the space and its vibrant history - FREE ENTRY

Dorchester’s Extraordinary Prehistoric Landscape

Dorchester’s Extraordinary Prehistoric Landscape

A run through Dorchester's timeline and how local people have shaped the landscape

Maiden Castle – History & Mystery

Maiden Castle – History & Mystery

A guided tour of Maiden Castle to explore its origins, myths and legends

Ancient Dorchester

Ancient Dorchester

Follow in the ancient's footsteps and tread paths just as familiar to those in Roman Durnovaria.

Ancient Fordington

Ancient Fordington

How old is Fordington and what finds have been made just outside Dorchester's Roman walls?

Barrow Circle Walk

Barrow Circle Walk

Have you ever wondered about those bumps in the fields around Dorchester?

Poundbury Hillfort &  Roman Aqueduct Talk & Tour

Poundbury Hillfort & Roman Aqueduct Talk & Tour

A short talk and tour of Poundbury Hillfort & the Roman Aqueduct to explore these extraordinary feats of engineering

Smugglers: Beneath the Surface

Smugglers: Beneath the Surface

Discover the people and history behind Dorset's tales of smuggling in 'Smugglers: Beneath the Surface', a new exhibition at Shire Hall Museum.

Shire Hall’s Summer Market

Shire Hall’s Summer Market

Join us at the Shire Hall Summer Market! Free to enter, discover over 30 incredible local businesses.

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

Coffee Concert

Coffee Concert

Coffee Concert

Choral Eucharist

Choral Eucharist

Choral Eucharist

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Dorchester Arts

Asha Zee

Asha Zee

Dorchester Arts

Big Dorset Midummer Ceilidh

Big Dorset Midummer Ceilidh

Dorchester Arts

Anonymous Festival

Anonymous Festival

Annual free festival for young people in Dorchester!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Dorchester Arts

50 Years Of Fender

50 Years Of Fender

Dorchester Arts

Dorchester Cider Festival

Dorchester Cider Festival

The annual Dorchester Cider Festival returns to Borough Gardens!

Swingtime in the Gardens

Swingtime in the Gardens

Swingtime in the Gardens is back for 2023!

Love Parks Day

Love Parks Day

Love Parks Day returns for 2023!

Victorian Architecture Walking Tour

Victorian Architecture Walking Tour

Take of tour of Hardy's Casterbridge with Dorchester Civic Society

Borough Gardens Summer Sessions

Borough Gardens Summer Sessions

Summer Music live in Borough Gardens!

Summer Sessions – Sherborne Town Band

Summer Sessions – Sherborne Town Band

Sherborne Town Band live at Borough Gardens!

Summer Sessions – Nick Coleman

Summer Sessions – Nick Coleman

Nick Coleman live at Borough Gardens!

Summer Sessions – Shady Beard

Summer Sessions – Shady Beard

Shady Beard live at Borough Gardens!

Summer Sessions – Tony Lowe

Summer Sessions – Tony Lowe

Tony Lowe live at Borough Gardens!

Summer Sessions – Ruff Dog Elliott

Summer Sessions – Ruff Dog Elliott

Ruff Dog Elliott live at Borough Gardens!

Summer Sessions – What the Phunk

Summer Sessions – What the Phunk

WHAT the PHUNK live at Borough Gardens!

Summer Sessions – Durnovaria Silver Band

Summer Sessions – Durnovaria Silver Band

Durnovaria Silver Band live at Borough Gardens!

Summer Sessions – Damaris Fowler

Summer Sessions – Damaris Fowler

Damaris Fowler live at Borough Gardens!

Summer Sessions – Dr Jazz

Summer Sessions – Dr Jazz

Dr Jazz live at Borough Gardens!

Summer Sessions – Nick Capaldi

Summer Sessions – Nick Capaldi

Nick Capaldi live at Borough Gardens!

Summer Sessions – The Originals

Summer Sessions – The Originals

The Originals live in Borough Gardens!

Summer Sessions – The Decadettes

Summer Sessions – The Decadettes

The Decadettes live in Borough Gardens!

Armed Forces Day 2023: FREE OPEN DAY!

Armed Forces Day 2023: FREE OPEN DAY!

Join us at The Keep Military Museum on the 24th of June to celebrate Armed Forces Day 2023, with FREE admission to the Museum!

Talk: Origins – How the Earth Shaped Human History by Professor Lewis Dartnell

Talk: Origins – How the Earth Shaped Human History by Professor Lewis Dartnell

By taking us through millennia of human history, and billions of years into our planet’s past, Professor Lewis Dartnell tells us the ultimate origin story.

Mike Dennis Live: violinist-rapper-looper

Mike Dennis Live: violinist-rapper-looper

Mike Dennis makes his Tom Borwn’s debut with his unique blend of hip hop, classical violin and multi-layered looping.

The Cannonball Run – The Audiovisual Experience

The Cannonball Run – The Audiovisual Experience

Watch Vanilla Radio create a new improvised soundtrack to the comedy classic Cannonball Run!

Masau’u Alt Folk Rock

Masau’u Alt Folk Rock

Masau’u bring their alt-folk originals back to Dorchester.

Savage Underdogs Tour

Savage Underdogs Tour

Savage Underdogs are at Tom Browns Pub!

Writers in the Alley

Writers in the Alley

Come and share your writing at Writers in the Alley!

Luciano’s Cocktail Day ! Burger and two Cocktails £14.95

Luciano’s Cocktail Day ! Burger and two Cocktails £14.95

Luciano's Monthly Cocktail day - 10th June

POTS N PLANTS: Make Your Own Groovy Pottery Planter, at Vibes – Dorchester!

POTS N PLANTS: Make Your Own Groovy Pottery Planter, at Vibes – Dorchester!

Make Your Own Groovy Pottery Planter, at Vibes - Dorchester!

Make Your Own Pottery Beer Tankard, Fathers Day Special with POTS N PINTS!

Make Your Own Pottery Beer Tankard, Fathers Day Special with POTS N PINTS!

Make Your Own Pottery Beer Tankard, Fathers Day Special with POTS N PINTS!

May Half-Term at Shire Hall Museum!

May Half-Term at Shire Hall Museum!

Step back in time at Shire Hall Museum this May Half-Term and find out more about fascinating Victorians!

Let’s Build the Barracks- Half Term at The Keep Military Museum!

Let’s Build the Barracks- Half Term at The Keep Military Museum!

Come along this half term and help our Victorian soldiers build the brand new barracks! Travel back to 1879 and help Captain Jobberns build a brand new home for the Dorsetshire Regiment.

Charity Silent Disco

Charity Silent Disco

Join us a charity silent disco to raise money for the Dorchester community nursery school!

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

Coffee Concert

Coffee Concert

Coffee Concert

Choral Eucharist

Choral Eucharist

Choral Eucharist

Fizz Friday – Louisiana BBQ with live music from The George Hall Trio

Fizz Friday – Louisiana BBQ with live music from The George Hall Trio

Louisiana BBQ with live music from The George Hall Trio

Fizz Friday – Portland Lobster with live music from The Dorset Wrecks

Fizz Friday – Portland Lobster with live music from The Dorset Wrecks

Portland Lobster with live music from The Dorset Wrecks

Fizz Friday – Paella Night with live music from ‘Milk and Two’

Fizz Friday – Paella Night with live music from ‘Milk and Two’

Paella Night with live music from 'Milk and Two'

Fizz Friday – Dorset-Reared Beef & Pork with live music from Chief Lazarus

Fizz Friday – Dorset-Reared Beef & Pork with live music from Chief Lazarus

Dorset-Reared Beef & Pork with live music from Chief Lazarus

Fizz Friday – Bouillabaisse Night with live music from Finlay Leslie

Fizz Friday – Bouillabaisse Night with live music from Finlay Leslie

Bouillabaisse Night with live music from Finlay Leslie

Fizz Friday – In the Wild… Game BBQ with live music from Chloe, Tom and Jack On The Box

Fizz Friday – In the Wild… Game BBQ with live music from Chloe, Tom and Jack On The Box

In the Wild... Game BBQ with live music from Chloe, Tom and Jack On The Box

Fizz Friday – An Evening of Dorset Cheese & Charcuterie with Live Music from Fleur Lindsay

Fizz Friday – An Evening of Dorset Cheese & Charcuterie with Live Music from Fleur Lindsay

An Evening of Dorset Cheese & Charcuterie with Live Music from Fleur Lindsay

Summer Concert “An Italian Feast”

Summer Concert “An Italian Feast”

Join Dorchester Choral Society for two free summer concerts, "An Italian Feast"!

Summer Concert “An Italian Feast”

Summer Concert “An Italian Feast”

Join Dorchester Choral Society for two free summer concerts, "An Italian Feast"!

Dorchester Borough Gardens – A Victorian Legacy

Dorchester Borough Gardens – A Victorian Legacy

The Story behind Dorchester's Borough Gardens

Dorchester Through the Lens of Thomas Hardy

Dorchester Through the Lens of Thomas Hardy

Casterbridge - As compact as a box of dominoes

Dorset Youth Pride at Shire Hall Museum!

Dorset Youth Pride at Shire Hall Museum!

Dorset Youth Pride is back at Shire Hall Museum for 2024!

Cowork for a Cause

Cowork for a Cause

Cowork for a Cause

Exhibition: Riot 1831

Exhibition: Riot 1831

Shire Hall Museum is delighted to be hosting the 'Riot 1831' Exhibition by UWE, exploring the wider national context of the 1831 Reform Riots.

Talk: Julian Richards on Stonehenge

Talk: Julian Richards on Stonehenge

In this talk, Julian Richards will explain his obsession with Stonehenge.

Talk: A Day in a Georgian House

Talk: A Day in a Georgian House

An exploration of Georgian and Regency domestic life, from the dangers of the kitchen to warming the bed at night, whilst using a variety of original objects.

Talk: ‘I fear there will be blood spilt this evening’: The 1831 reform riots in Dorset

Talk: ‘I fear there will be blood spilt this evening’: The 1831 reform riots in Dorset

Join Prof. Steve Poole (UWE) and Dr Roger Ball (UWE) for a talk on the 1831 reform riots in Dorset.

Talk: Seining Along Chesil

Talk: Seining Along Chesil

Join writer Sarah Acton in conversation with Anne Brown to discuss Dorset seine fishermen, smugglers and more.

Gin and Jazz at Luciano’s Dorchester

Gin and Jazz at Luciano’s Dorchester

Gin & Jazz at Luciano's Dorchester

Rum & Reggae – Luciano’s Dorchester

Rum & Reggae – Luciano’s Dorchester

Rum & Reggae at Luciano's Dorchester

Dorchester Lions Summer Fest!

Dorchester Lions Summer Fest!

Come along for a Charity Fun Day on Poundbury Great Field!

Copper Street Brewery Beer Festival

Copper Street Brewery Beer Festival

From 6th-8th of May there will be three days of lovely beer and entertainment at Copper Street Brewery!

Sam Kelly’s Station House

Sam Kelly’s Station House

Dorchester Arts

Tim Kliphuis Trio

Tim Kliphuis Trio

Dorchester Arts

Show of Hands

Show of Hands

Dorchester Arts

Pizza Day at Luciano’s Dorchester

Pizza Day at Luciano’s Dorchester

£12.50 pizza and a drink offer

Bank holiday Live Music – Luciano’s Dorchester 28th May

Bank holiday Live Music – Luciano’s Dorchester 28th May

Live music at Luciano's Dorchester from Ansell & Gretel

Bingo Night at Luciano’s Dorchester

Bingo Night at Luciano’s Dorchester

May Bingo night at Luciano's Dorchester

Nina Garcia Live at Luciano’s Dorchester 8th June

Nina Garcia Live at Luciano’s Dorchester 8th June

Nina Garcia Live at Luciano's Dorchester 8th June

World Hunger day – 50% of food sales donated

World Hunger day – 50% of food sales donated

World Hunger day at Luciano's Dorchester - 50 Of food sales donated to charity

Milk & Two Live at Luciano’s Dorchester – 19th May

Milk & Two Live at Luciano’s Dorchester – 19th May

Milk & Two Live at Luciano's Dorchester - 19th May

Milk & Two Live at Luciano’s Dorchester 15th June

Milk & Two Live at Luciano’s Dorchester 15th June

Milk & Two Live at Luciano's Dorchester 15th June

Live Music – Hamish Jeffcott at Luciano’s Dorchester

Live Music – Hamish Jeffcott at Luciano’s Dorchester

Hamish Jeffcott live at Luciano's Dorchester - 13th May

Garden Tours at Kingston Maurward

Garden Tours at Kingston Maurward

Garden Tours with our Head Gardener (Booking Essential)

King Charles III Coronation Event!

King Charles III Coronation Event!

Join us at Salisbury Fields to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III!

FUNdraising Auction!

FUNdraising Auction!

Join our FUNdraising auction to raise money for Family Counselling Trust!

Murder Mystery – Luciano’s Dorchester

Murder Mystery – Luciano’s Dorchester

Murder Mystery - 16th June

Rat Pack Music Night – Luciano’ Dorchester

Rat Pack Music Night – Luciano’ Dorchester

Rat Pack Music Night - Luciano's Dorchester

Choral Evensong for Pentecost

Choral Evensong for Pentecost

Choral Evensong for Pentecosts

Coffee Concert

Coffee Concert

Coffee Concert

Choral Eucharist

Choral Eucharist

Choral Eucharist

Fleur & Toby Live

Fleur & Toby Live

An acoustic session from Fleur & Toby

Friday Night Sessions & 2 for £15 cocktails

Friday Night Sessions & 2 for £15 cocktails

Friday Night Sessions & 2 for £15 cocktails

Street Food & Live DJ on the Terrace

Street Food & Live DJ on the Terrace

For chilled vibes, enjoy our feel good music and good for the soul flat breads on the Monday.

Sunday Roasts & Royal Specials Menu

Sunday Roasts & Royal Specials Menu

Our popular Sunday Roasts with a special Royal addition!

Live Screening of Coronation & Live Music on the Terrace

Live Screening of Coronation & Live Music on the Terrace

Live screening of Coronation followed by live Music on the terrace

Best of British DJ Night

Best of British DJ Night

Resident DJ Si Jubb is joining us for an all British themed DJ Night as well as very tasting special cocktails 2 for £15

Dorset Chamber Orchestra Gala Concert

Dorset Chamber Orchestra Gala Concert

Join the Dorset Chamber Orchestra for a beautiful concert!

Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair

Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair

Step back in time this Summer and explore Dorchester's Victorian past

Amelie

Amelie

A film in French with subtitles, presented by the Dorchester-Bayeux Twinning Society

Priceless – ‘Hors de prix’

Priceless – ‘Hors de prix’

A film in French with subtitles, presented by the Dorchester-Bayeux Twinning Society

Milk & Two live at Luciano’s 14th April

Milk & Two live at Luciano’s 14th April

LUCIANO'S LIVE MUSIC WITH THE LEGGOMEN

Table Top Sale

Table Top Sale

Grab yourself some great used items and other bargains for sale in Poundbury.

Cocktail day –  Luciano’s Dorchester 13th May

Cocktail day – Luciano’s Dorchester 13th May

Cocktail day - Luciano's Dorchester 13th May

8th June – Nina Garcia live at Luciano’s Dorchester

8th June – Nina Garcia live at Luciano’s Dorchester

Nina Garcia live at Luciano's - 8th June

22nd June – Rat Pack Night ! Luciano’s Dorchester

22nd June – Rat Pack Night ! Luciano’s Dorchester

22nd June - Rat Pack Night ! Luciano's Dorchester

5th June – Opera Night at Luciano’s Dorchester

5th June – Opera Night at Luciano’s Dorchester

5th June - Opera Night at Luciano's Dorchester

Dorchester Vegan Market

Dorchester Vegan Market

The Dorchester Vegan Market in the historic Maumbury Rings Roman Amphitheatre

Dorset Geologists Association Group Talk

Dorset Geologists Association Group Talk

Dorset Geologists Association Group Talk

Tiger Clay Workshop

Tiger Clay Workshop

Enjoy a morning of creativity and fun with Creative Clay and create your very own tiger at Shire Hall Museum!

Tea with a Tiger

Tea with a Tiger

Shire Hall Museum is hosting a brilliant afternoon 'Tea with a Tiger' for all the family!

Choral Evensong for Easter

Choral Evensong for Easter

Choral Evensong for Easter

Young Historians Day- free entry for History students!

Young Historians Day- free entry for History students!

Young Historians Day- free entry for History students!

Art in the Park

Art in the Park

'En plein air’ art event with Art in Poundbury

Free Easter Egg Rolling Event!

Free Easter Egg Rolling Event!

Bring your own decorated hard boiled egg! Prizes for the best decorated eggs and the eggs that roll the furthest! All ages welcome!

‘A Nightingale Sang’ Partsongs about birds

‘A Nightingale Sang’ Partsongs about birds

The Occasional Singers perform partsongs about birds in a free concert

Stargazing Safari & Bat Walk

Stargazing Safari & Bat Walk

An evening tour of the night sky

Totally Locally Retail Trail

Totally Locally Retail Trail

Discover Dorchester’s local shops on a mystery tour of the town’s retail outlets

Summertime Fayre (AgeUK)

Summertime Fayre (AgeUK)

Join AgeUK for their fabulous Summertime fayre!

Kingston Maurward Find the Dragon Trail

Kingston Maurward Find the Dragon Trail

Find the Dragon at Kingston Maurward Animal Park & Gardens

Decorate your own bunny ears!

Decorate your own bunny ears!

Decorate your own bunny ears at Kingston Maurward!

POTS N PLANTS: Make your own groovy pottery planter at Vibes, Dorchester!

POTS N PLANTS: Make your own groovy pottery planter at Vibes, Dorchester!

Treat your plant pals to a groovy handmade plant pot with our terracotta pottery workshop at Vibes cafe, Dorchester! Drink included <3

Stainer’s Crucifixion

Stainer’s Crucifixion

Stainer's Crucifixion

Lulu Allison (‘Salt Lick’) book signing & talk

Lulu Allison (‘Salt Lick’) book signing & talk

Lulu Allison, the author of The Woman's Prize Long Listed book 'Salt Lick', will be doing a talk and book signing.

The Hive Beach Cafe – Seafood demonstration & book signing

The Hive Beach Cafe – Seafood demonstration & book signing

The Hive Beach Cafe will be doing a seafood demonstration and book signing!

Writers in the Alley

Writers in the Alley

Come and share your writing at Writers in the Alley!

Wedding Fair

Wedding Fair

Wedding Fair

Special Exhibition

Special Exhibition

Artists Rooms: Louise Bourgeois

The Great Museums Easter Trail 2023

The Great Museums Easter Trail 2023

Have an egg-stra special start to the Easter holidays with The Great Museums Easter Trail.

APRIL BINGO NIGHT AT LUCIANO’S

APRIL BINGO NIGHT AT LUCIANO’S

APRIL BINGO AT LUCIANO'S

Discover Brewery Square

Discover Brewery Square

What shaped the vibrant shopping and eating complex in the heart of Dorchester?

A Herb Detective Walk

A Herb Detective Walk

A walk and talk to discover Nature's medicines that grow all around you

A Folk Music Walk

A Folk Music Walk

A fun walk with folk music along the way

Choral Evensong for Passiontide

Choral Evensong for Passiontide

Choral Evensong for Passiontide

Choral Eucharist

Choral Eucharist

Choral Eucharist

Badger Ora – Beer & Cheese matching with Mark Woodhouse

Badger Ora – Beer & Cheese matching with Mark Woodhouse

Learn to create the perfect beer and cheese pairing with Mark Woodhouse as he talks about the history of beer, history of Badger and how its made.

Manon des Sources

Manon des Sources

A film in French with subtitles, presented by the Dorchester-Bayeux Twinning Society

Tiger Who Came to Tea

Tiger Who Came to Tea

A new exhibition celebrating the work of one of Britain’s best known children’s author–illustrators Judith Kerr is coming to Shire Hall Museum!

Open Day at Shire Hall Museum

Open Day at Shire Hall Museum

To celebrate World Day of Social Justice, Shire Hall Museum is hosting a FREE Open Day.

Dorchester Walking Festival

Dorchester Walking Festival

The Dorchester Walking Festival is an annual event happening in May during National Walking Month.

A Casterbridge Ramble

A Casterbridge Ramble

Enjoy a revitalising countryside trek from the Trumpet Major to the ridge above Bincombe

Hardy Half Marathon

Hardy Half Marathon

Brand new trail running event - the inaugural Hardy Half takes you on tour of this fantastic area of Dorset countryside!

One Night Of Adele

One Night Of Adele

Christina Rogers belts out the biggest anthems from the Grammy award winner Adele!

This Flight Tonight – The Songs of Joni Mitchell

This Flight Tonight – The Songs of Joni Mitchell

An intimate acoustic Tribute to the music of Joni Mitchell!

Thought Control’s Tribute to Pink Floyd

Thought Control’s Tribute to Pink Floyd

Thought Control are bringing their Tribute to Pink Floyd to the Corn Exchange for the first time!

Tim Kliphuis Trio

Tim Kliphuis Trio

One of the world’s top string groups, combining jaw-dropping virtuosity and mesmerizing improvisations with a beautifully varied repertoire sourced from classical music, gypsy jazz and folk.

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Townsend Theatre Productions return to the Corn Exchange with their critically-acclaimed stage adaptation of Robert Tressell’s 1914 novel, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists.

Show of Hands – A Musical History

Show of Hands – A Musical History

Show of Hands and Michael Wood with special guest Kirsty Merryn ‘Songs from the English Radical tradition’

The Songs Of Leonard Cohen: Keith James

The Songs Of Leonard Cohen: Keith James

Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable!

Beautiful People – Ridiculusmus

Beautiful People – Ridiculusmus

Join the UK’s most enduring theatre double act in an act that questions the appeal of immortality!

Cloudbusting: Music Of Kate Bush

Cloudbusting: Music Of Kate Bush

Cloudbusting can’t wait to share their love for the music of Kate Bush as they bring their brand new LOVE & ANGER TOUR live to the stage!

Rachel Podger and The Corvus Consort

Rachel Podger and The Corvus Consort

The Corvus Consort performs in a wide variety of genres and styles, stretching from the Renaissance to the present day, and enjoys a range of instrumental collaborations.

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: Vermeer, The Blockbuster Exhibition

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: Vermeer, The Blockbuster Exhibition

This exhibit film invites audiences to a private view of the largest Vermeer exhibition in history!

Mike Denham/Sunset Café Stompers – Jazz

Mike Denham/Sunset Café Stompers – Jazz

Join the Stompers for an evening of jazz, with music of the New Orleans dance halls and the early great jazz band leaders!

Tales From A Thousand and One Nights

Tales From A Thousand and One Nights

Dragonboy Productions breathe new life into some of the funniest and most entertaining folk tales found in The Arabian Nights!

Spinning the Moon (Dorchester Community Plays Association)

Spinning the Moon (Dorchester Community Plays Association)

Join us for the latest in a record breaking seven community plays: 'Spinning the Moon'

To The Moon And Back – Concrete Youth

To The Moon And Back – Concrete Youth

Concrete Youth present To the Moon and Back – an intergalactic sensory theatre show exploring space, adventure, and the importance of family, for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

Budapest Cafe Orchestra

Budapest Cafe Orchestra

Join The Budapest Café Orchestra for a music-driven phenomenon!

The Dorchester Piano Quartet

The Dorchester Piano Quartet

Join The Dorchester Piano Quartet for some beautiful music!

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: Mary Cassatt: Painting The Modern Woman

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: Mary Cassatt: Painting The Modern Woman

A film that introduces us to the often overlooked Impressionist Mary Cassatt, who painted the lives of the women around her.

Kiki Dee and Carmelo Luggeri: The Long Ride Home Tour

Kiki Dee and Carmelo Luggeri: The Long Ride Home Tour

Join Kiki and Carmelo for the tour of their spellbinding acoustic live show!

Music: Ninebarrow

Music: Ninebarrow

Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition.

What the Dickens! (Dorchester Arts Fundraiser)

What the Dickens! (Dorchester Arts Fundraiser)

Channel your inner Mr and Mrs Fezziwig and join us for an evening of Dickens’ party magic!

Dorchester Arts presents ‘Rose’

Dorchester Arts presents ‘Rose’

'Rose', a tale of a girl who struggles with physical disability and her journey.

Piaf – The life and works of Edith Piaf

Piaf – The life and works of Edith Piaf

Journey into the world of French Song with the life and works of Edith Piaf.

The Noise Next Door: Hometown Heroes

The Noise Next Door: Hometown Heroes

The quickest wits in comedy are coming to town with a side-splitting evening of hilarious off-the-cuff songs, scenes, and characters.

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: Cezanne, Portraits of A Life

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: Cezanne, Portraits of A Life

Exhibition on Screen is thrilled to be bringing back one of its most successful ever films, dedicated to the life and work of Paul Cézanne.

Alive & Drawing

Alive & Drawing

Join us for a unique take on the traditional life-drawing class.

Georgia and The Iceberg (Dorsetborn)

Georgia and The Iceberg (Dorsetborn)

Georgia and the Iceberg is Dorsetborn’s brand-new play for ages 7 and up!

Tenebrae

Tenebrae

Dorchester Arts presents 'Tenebrae' Choir

Rich Hall: Shot From Cannons

Rich Hall: Shot From Cannons

Dorchester Arts presents Rich Hall's comedy show 'Shot from Cannons'

Dorchester Ghost Walk

Dorchester Ghost Walk

Discover Dorchester’s grisly history on this guided tour to find ghosts that haunt the taverns and the alleyways.

Dorchester Science Festival – The Discovery Lab!

Dorchester Science Festival – The Discovery Lab!

Improvised theatre meets interactive science in a brilliant show!

Dorchester Science Festival – Talk from the UK Space Agency

Dorchester Science Festival – Talk from the UK Space Agency

An afternoon with Steve Plant, from the UK space agency!

Dorchester Science Festival – Lego on Mars!

Dorchester Science Festival – Lego on Mars!

Join our fun space themed Lego session!

Take me to the River!

Take me to the River!

Work with scientists and artists in the field at Cape Farewell’s HQ!

Dorchester Science Festival – Rhymetime RockSTARS!

Dorchester Science Festival – Rhymetime RockSTARS!

Space themed Rhymetime session for babies and young toddlers.

Dorchester Science Festival – Will an AI win the Chemistry Nobel Prize?

Dorchester Science Festival – Will an AI win the Chemistry Nobel Prize?

Join Prof. Jeremy Frey as he answers 'Will an AI win the Chemistry Nobel Prize?'

Dorchester Science Festival – Up and Atom!

Dorchester Science Festival – Up and Atom!

Cool kitchen science experiments with Professor Big Bonce.

Dorchester Science Festival – Make a Library Reading Rocket!

Dorchester Science Festival – Make a Library Reading Rocket!

Come and build a Library Reading Rocket from ‘Space Junk’.

Dorchester Science Festival – Top Secret: The Magic of Science!

Dorchester Science Festival – Top Secret: The Magic of Science!

Hold on to your seats as the Corn Exchange is transformed into a real-life science laboratory.

Dorchester Science Festival – Plagues, Pests & Parasites

Dorchester Science Festival – Plagues, Pests & Parasites

The Critter Clan presents their all-new talk, Plagues, Pests & Parasites!

Family Science Day 2024

Family Science Day 2024

Join us at Dorset Museum with a great range of stalls and lots of hands-on activities & investigations hosted by local scientists!

The King’s Cream Tea

The King’s Cream Tea

Celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III with a delicious afternoon cream tea!

Music for Youth

Music for Youth

Dorchester Chamber Orchestra presents ‘Concert for Youth’ with Martin Clunes

Choral Eucharist

Choral Eucharist

Introducing our new monthly service of Choral Eucharist

Leonian Dream – Live music at Vinyl Van

Leonian Dream – Live music at Vinyl Van

Live Music from 6pm - 8pm, Small Bar available

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

A King of France – twinning or rivalry?

A King of France – twinning or rivalry?

Talk for the Dorchester-Bayeux Twinning Association with music

All aboard the Mary Rose

All aboard the Mary Rose

Music and history of the Mary Rose

Coastal Paths with Iconic Views

Coastal Paths with Iconic Views

Explore the South West coastal path from South Down to Lulworth Cove with breathtaking sea views

Beating the Bounds

Beating the Bounds

Hit the Town with the Town Crier, following the old Roman Town Walls

Family Scavenger Hunt

Family Scavenger Hunt

Take part in a free family Scavenger Hunt around the Great Field

Moreton Walk

Moreton Walk

A friendly walk with the Dorchester Strollers starting from Moreton

Walking for Health

Walking for Health

A friendly health walk for all fitness levels with the Dorchester Strollers

An Imaginary Walk through 17th Century Dorchester

An Imaginary Walk through 17th Century Dorchester

Step back in time with local historian Brian Bates and visit Dorchester in the 1600s

Victorian Architecture

Victorian Architecture

Take a tour of Dorchester's impressive Victorian architecture with Dorchester Civic Society

Stones & Circles Archaeological Dowsing Walk

Stones & Circles Archaeological Dowsing Walk

Try your hand at archaeological dowsing on this walk around Dorset's Stones & Circles

Nature Walk: Poundbury Hillfort & The Great Field

Nature Walk: Poundbury Hillfort & The Great Field

A delightful amble to enjoy the wildflowers and associated wildlife; with extensive views across the landscape of the Frome Valley.

North Dorchester Frome Valley Walk

North Dorchester Frome Valley Walk

A delightful evening walk by the River Frome and across the Frome Valley

Walking for Health

Walking for Health

A friendly health walk for all fitness levels with the Dorchester Strollers

Brewing Heritage Tour & Beer Tasting

Brewing Heritage Tour & Beer Tasting

Discover the importance of beer to Dorchester over the years and enjoy samples of local beer at the end of the tour

Dorset Hillfort Pleasure Walk

Dorset Hillfort Pleasure Walk

A circular walk around Maiden Castle with spectacular views of the Dorset countryside

Thomas Hardy’s Footsteps

Thomas Hardy’s Footsteps

Visit the places Thomas Hardy loved and inspired his novels and poems

Woodland Wellbeing Walk

Woodland Wellbeing Walk

A Ranger led wander via surfaced paths to explore the seasonal changes taking place across the nature reserve.

Poundbury – An Architectural Tour

Poundbury – An Architectural Tour

A guided tour of the Poundbury development and the story behind the construction

Pregnancy, Parents and Baby Sling Walk

Pregnancy, Parents and Baby Sling Walk

A friendly stroll through Kingston Maurward Animal Park & Gardens for parents-to-be and mums and dads with babies in slings.

Nature Walk: Maiden Castle

Nature Walk: Maiden Castle

A walk to discover the wildlife of one of Dorset’s best loved places, the Iron Age hillfort of Maiden Castle.

Ratty’s Trail – A Riverside Walk

Ratty’s Trail – A Riverside Walk

A healthy, friendly walk by the River Frome with the Dorchester Strollers

West Stafford Walk

West Stafford Walk

Explore picturesque Dorset villages in the Frome Valley

The History & Mystery of Maiden Castle

The History & Mystery of Maiden Castle

A guided tour of Maiden Castle to explore its origins, myths and legends

Walk & Talk with the Head Gardener

Walk & Talk with the Head Gardener

A tour of Borough Gardens, the jewel in Dorchester's crown and the heart of the town.

Roman Aqueduct Talk & Tour

Roman Aqueduct Talk & Tour

A short talk about the Roman Aqueduct with a walk afterwards to explore the ancient feat of engineering that supplied Durnovaria with water

Buggy Walk & Toddle

Buggy Walk & Toddle

Family Nature Trail to Borough Gardens

A Trip Down Memory Lane

A Trip Down Memory Lane

A fun and light-hearted guided tour to explore how Dorchester has changed and to look back on bygone days.

Mysterious Dorchester & Sacred Centres

Mysterious Dorchester & Sacred Centres

Discover Dorchester's secret side and uncover earth energies

Hike to Hardy’s Monument

Hike to Hardy’s Monument

A hike from Maiden Castle to Hardy's Monument taking in the South Dorset Ridgeway and the Winterbourne Valley.

Dorchester – A Military Town

Dorchester – A Military Town

Discover Dorchester's Military past with a tour of the places frequented by soldiers

Walking with Trees

Walking with Trees

Get to know Dorchester's trees on this walk around town

A Seaside Excursion

A Seaside Excursion

An Away Day to explore the South West coastal path from Weymouth to Osmington Mills

Walk Well Workshop

Walk Well Workshop

An outdoor workshop to help improve walking techniques

Stretch & Stride Pilates Walkout

Stretch & Stride Pilates Walkout

An invigorating outdoor pilates session using props we find in nature

Dorchester Water Meadows

Dorchester Water Meadows

A guided walk across Dorchester's water meadows

Crime & Punishment

Crime & Punishment

Has Justice in Dorchester always been "seen to be done"?

Nature Walk: Maumbury Rings & Weymouth Avenue Cemetery

Nature Walk: Maumbury Rings & Weymouth Avenue Cemetery

A gentle walk over Maumbury Rings and the nearby cemetery to explore the wild flowers and wildlife that can be found in urban Dorchester.

The Poundbury Nature Project

The Poundbury Nature Project

A tour of Poundbury locations where nature is being encouraged to thrive

A Grand Tour of Fordington

A Grand Tour of Fordington

Join Mark Damon Chutter for a fun and informative talk and tour of Fordington ending with a delicious cream tea.

Dawn Chorus Walk

Dawn Chorus Walk

A Dawn Chorus Walk starting from the Borough Gardens, listening and observing local birds in action

Encore Singers – Spring Concert

Encore Singers – Spring Concert

Encore Singers - Spring Concert

Tour of Brewery Square with Jeremy Pope

Tour of Brewery Square with Jeremy Pope

Free walking tour looking back at the history of the Elrdidge Pope Brewery. Free event, no booking required. Meet at 11 am at Brewhouse and Kitchen and finish with a free tasting at Copper Street Brewery

Poundbury Independent Market

Poundbury Independent Market

A fabulous street market that stretches across Poundbury from Hessary St across the park and inside Jubilee Hall!

ArtyFacts Workshop

ArtyFacts Workshop

ArtyFacts Workshop

ArtyFacts Workshop

ArtyFacts Workshop

ArtyFacts Workshop

After-hours relaxed opening

After-hours relaxed opening

After-hours relaxed opening

Make Your Own Pottery Beer Tankard! BREW DORCH 2023 x POTS N PINTS

Make Your Own Pottery Beer Tankard! BREW DORCH 2023 x POTS N PINTS

Make your own POTTERY BEER TANKARD/MUG/TOBY JUG/STEIN in the iconic TOM BROWNS in Dorchester, part of BREW DORCH festival 2023!

Talk: Managing an Historic House

Talk: Managing an Historic House

Join Dorchester Civic Society in their 2023 talks programme!

Talk: Historic Maps of Dorset

Talk: Historic Maps of Dorset

Join Dorchester Civic Society in their 2023 talks programme!

Talk: Garden Villages and Garden Towns: Visions and Reality

Talk: Garden Villages and Garden Towns: Visions and Reality

Join Dorchester Civic Society in their 2023 talks programme!

Dorchester Repair Cafe

Dorchester Repair Cafe

The amazing repairers will be waiting for you, ready to tackle your broken clocks, clothes, small appliances and more!

Dorchester Repair Cafe

Dorchester Repair Cafe

The amazing repairers will be waiting for you, ready to tackle your broken clocks, clothes, small appliances and more!

Dorchester Repair Cafe

Dorchester Repair Cafe

The amazing repairers will be waiting for you, ready to tackle your broken clocks, clothes, small appliances and more!

Dorchester Repair Cafe

Dorchester Repair Cafe

The amazing repairers will be waiting for you, ready to tackle your broken clocks, clothes, small appliances and more!

Dorchester Repair Cafe

Dorchester Repair Cafe

The amazing repairers will be waiting for you, ready to tackle your broken clocks, clothes, small appliances and more!

Who Captured the Colonel? Half Term at the Keep Military Museum!

Who Captured the Colonel? Half Term at the Keep Military Museum!

Who Captured the Colonel? Half Term at the Keep Military Museum!

Workshop

Workshop

Drawing Into Life - 6 Week Creative Course with Helen Garrett

Brew Dorch – Joy of the Decks Special

Brew Dorch – Joy of the Decks Special

Special Joy of Decks for Brew Dorch with Dorset Nectar Cider and local ales from Copper Street and Piddle

LUCIANO’S BINGO NIGHT

LUCIANO’S BINGO NIGHT

LUCIANO'S FEBRUARY BINGO NIGHT

LUCIANO’S BINGO NIGHT

LUCIANO’S BINGO NIGHT

LUCIANO'S MARCH BINGO NIGHT

NINA GARCIA LIVE AT LUCIANO’S – March 30th

NINA GARCIA LIVE AT LUCIANO’S – March 30th

Nina Garcia live at Luciano's

Living History Saturdays at the Keep!

Living History Saturdays at the Keep!

Living History Saturdays at the Keep!

Workshop

Workshop

Drawing Into Life - 6 Week Creative Course with Helen Garrett

ArtyFacts Workshop

ArtyFacts Workshop

ArtyFacts Workshop

Lecture Banksy in Dorset | Professor Paul Gough

Lecture Banksy in Dorset | Professor Paul Gough

Banksy in Dorset | Professor Paul Gough

FREE Museum After Hours

FREE Museum After Hours

Museum after hours

Beefest Poundbury 2023

Beefest Poundbury 2023

Beefest Poundbury 2023

Jean de Florette in French with subtitles

Jean de Florette in French with subtitles

The Dorchester-Bayeux Society presents the film Jean de Florette

Brew Dorch Finale!

Brew Dorch Finale!

Vanilla Radio play live at Tom Browns to end Brew Dorch 2023

Brew Dorch – Dorchester Beer Race!

Brew Dorch – Dorchester Beer Race!

Join in with this fun fancy dress race to raise money for Dorchester Foodbank. Teams of up to 6 will race to various pub and brewery locations across Dorchester.

Comedy in the Courthouse!

Comedy in the Courthouse!

Comedy in Shire Hall Museum's Court house as part of Brew Dorch, Dorchester's Festival of Drinks

Make a Tankard at Tom Browns!

Make a Tankard at Tom Browns!

Join us for a beer-fuelled Saturday pottery-in-the-pub workshop and learn how to make your own BEER TANKARD/MUG/TOBY JUG/STEIN! This beginner-friendly pottery workshop will be held at the iconic TOM BROWNS in Dorchester, as part of BREW DORCH beer festival 2023

Brewing Heritage Walk with Derek Pride

Brewing Heritage Walk with Derek Pride

Learn about Dorchester's fascinating Brewing Heritage along High West Street. A free tour, booking needed,

Open Brewery Day

Open Brewery Day

Come along and see brewing in action. Free event. All day as part of Brew Dorch, Dorchester's Festival of Drinks.

DJ and Cocktail Tasting for Brew Dorch

DJ and Cocktail Tasting for Brew Dorch

A special edition of The Kings Arms Popular Friday night Dj and Cocktails nights with a Live DJ (playing soul, Latin, boogaloo and Rhythm and Blues) and a Fordington Gin Cocktail pop up.

Brew Dorch Brewing Heritage Tour of Dorchester with Joy Wallis

Brew Dorch Brewing Heritage Tour of Dorchester with Joy Wallis

Brew Dorch Brewing Heritage Tour of Dorchester with Joy Wallis

Brew Dorch The Kings Arms x Furleigh Tasting Dinner

Brew Dorch The Kings Arms x Furleigh Tasting Dinner

A Magnificent 4 course tasting dinner with a local vineyard Furleigh Estate in the Casterbridge room

Brew Dorch Fordington Gin Talk and Tasting

Brew Dorch Fordington Gin Talk and Tasting

Come and enjoy an afternoon with Ros, hear about the history of gin tasting different Fordington Gins and a fun quiz

Brew Dorch Beer Masterclass with Brewhouse and Kitchen

Brew Dorch Beer Masterclass with Brewhouse and Kitchen

Delve into the wonderful world of craft beer and discover lots of different styles and tastes, plus enjoy some interesting facts and beer stories from our resident beer expert!

Brew Dorch Pre Festival Warm up – Beer themed Brewhouse and Kitchen Quiz Night

Brew Dorch Pre Festival Warm up – Beer themed Brewhouse and Kitchen Quiz Night

A special edition of the brilliant Brewhouse and Kitchen Quiz night

Artyfacts Workshop

Artyfacts Workshop

Artyfacts Workshop

Discover Your Military Object Drop In Sessions

Discover Your Military Object Drop In Sessions

Discover Your Military Object Drop In Sessions

Wessex Military History Group- The Battle of Sedan, 1870 (via zoom)

Wessex Military History Group- The Battle of Sedan, 1870 (via zoom)

Wessex Military History Group- The Battle of Sedan, 1870 (via zoom)

Brew Years Eve

Brew Years Eve

BREW YEAR'S EVE 3 Course Dinner £25pp – Includes 3 Course Dinner, Drink on arrival & Party Entry

New year’s eve disco- come and dance the night away and see in the new year with us.

New year’s eve disco- come and dance the night away and see in the new year with us.

Come and dance the night away and see in the new year at The Poet Laureate

New Years at Luciano’s Dorchester

New Years at Luciano’s Dorchester

Enjoy a 3 course set menu, live music and a great atmosphere for only £49.50 per person.

NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE KING’S ARMS

NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE KING’S ARMS

Dine and dance your way into 2023. Join us for an exclusive 3-course menu and DJ this New Year’s Eve.

Friday Night Sessions

Friday Night Sessions

DJ and Cocktails every Friday at The Kings Arms

Howerd’s End by Mark Farrelly

Howerd’s End by Mark Farrelly

Howerd’s End is a two-hander exploring both the development of Frankie’s comedy, and the clandestine union which made it all possible: his extraordinary forty-year relationship with his lover, friend and anchor Dennis Heymer

Mike Wozniak: Zusa

Mike Wozniak: Zusa

As seen on Taskmaster (Channel 4), Man Down (Channel 4) and Would I Lie To You? (BBC One)

80s MOVIE NIGHT: Top Gun

80s MOVIE NIGHT: Top Gun

Dorchester Arts presents

Living Spit: Puss in Boots… More Than A Feline

Living Spit: Puss in Boots… More Than A Feline

Told entirely through song and rhyming couplets, Living Spit’s new version of Puss ’n’ Boots promises all the usual frolics, festivities and foolishness - Dorchester Arts Event

Windborne

Windborne

Dorchester Arts presents “The most exciting vocal group in a generation”

80s MOVIE NIGHT: Dirty Dancing

80s MOVIE NIGHT: Dirty Dancing

Dorchester Arts event

Paul Jones and Dave Kelly

Paul Jones and Dave Kelly

Founder members of The Blues Band, Paul Jones and Dave Kelly’s tangled and colourful roots go way back into the true undergrowth of the tradition - Dorchester Arts Event

The Big Dorset Midwinter Ceilidh

The Big Dorset Midwinter Ceilidh

The bar will be open to quench the thirst of the grown-ups who stay or come for the evening ceilidh

The Big Dorset Midwinter Kiddies Keilidh

The Big Dorset Midwinter Kiddies Keilidh

Tatterdemalion play folk tunes which were being used in Dorset in the 19th Century, now brought to the modern day with verve and energy - Dorchester Arts Event

I Grew Up 80s | Joy of Decks

I Grew Up 80s | Joy of Decks

Vinyl Van in collaboration with Dorset Museum will open its doors from 7.30 – 10 pm in our iconic Victorian Hall and invite customers to take over the decks, spinning their favorite tunes as part of a special 1980s-themed Joy of Decks event.

Banksy in Dorset | Professor Paul Gough

Banksy in Dorset | Professor Paul Gough

This illustrated lecture explores the Banksy phenomenon, the many changes in style and presentation, and the issues of anonymity.

Dorset Museum Free After Hours

Dorset Museum Free After Hours

Brighten up a cold January evening with a visit to Dorset Museum at our free After Hours opening. An opportunity to look around our four permanent galleries and find out more about what the Museum has on offer.

Collections Discovery Centre Tour

Collections Discovery Centre Tour

Visitors will have the opportunity to join our Collections Team to explore behind the scenes in our state-of-the-art Collections Discovery Centre

I Grew Up 80’s ArtyFacts Workshop

I Grew Up 80’s ArtyFacts Workshop

Make your own 1980s style glasses and guitars, inspired by our I Grew Up 80s exhibition.

Roman Road Walk

Roman Road Walk

Join Dorset Council’s County Archaeologist and Thorncombe Wood Ranger for a fascinating walk along the Schedule Ancient Monument which traverses the reserve.

Dorchester Repair Cafe

Dorchester Repair Cafe

The amazing repairers will be waiting for you, ready to tackle your broken clocks, clothes, small appliances and more!

Britain and the refugees – Histories, myths, Realities

Britain and the refugees – Histories, myths, Realities

This talk is part of Shire Hall Museum’s exhibition, Crossings: Community and Refuge

Drinks in the Clink: an Evening with Fordington Gin

Drinks in the Clink: an Evening with Fordington Gin

Join Fordington Gin for an evening of drinks and discovery at Shire Hall Museum in Dorchester.

Mother Ukers Live at Tom’s

Mother Ukers Live at Tom’s

Performing a repertoire of songs in their own unique 1920's ukular style

Melcoda live at Tom’s

Melcoda live at Tom’s

A range of genres: rock, blues, soul, folk rock, Motown, pop….a bit of everything! Covers old & new!

That Covers Band

That Covers Band

Join us for That Covers Band, a high energy trio covering everything from The Beatles to Bastille, and everything in between!

I Grew Up 80s

I Grew Up 80s

Visitors are invited to take a trip back in time with the nostalgia-filled exhibition I Grew Up 80s.

MUG MAKING POTTERY WORKSHOP at Tom Browns!

MUG MAKING POTTERY WORKSHOP at Tom Browns!

Learn ancient pottery techniques in this slow-paced, intimate, Mug Making Workshop run by POTS N PINTS’ Anna at the fab TOM BROWNS in Dorch!

Dorchester Beerex 2023

Dorchester Beerex 2023

Dorchester Beerex 2023

Transport of Yesteryear Annual Christmas Steam & Vehicle Meet

Transport of Yesteryear Annual Christmas Steam & Vehicle Meet

Informal gathering of Steam & Vintage & Classic Vehicles

I Grew Up 80s Exhibition

I Grew Up 80s Exhibition

This winter visitors to Dorset Museum are invited to take a trip back in time with the nostalgia-filled exhibition I Grew Up 80s.

I Grew Up 80s Artyfacts

I Grew Up 80s Artyfacts

Create your own mini art and craft masterpiece to take home.

Stickleback Jack are back

Stickleback Jack are back

A little bit jazzy 5-piece covers band

Christmas Music at the Pavilion

Christmas Music at the Pavilion

Franz and Sophie will be leading us in some carols and some popular Christmas songs

The Fabulous Ukuele Christmas Cracker Concert

The Fabulous Ukuele Christmas Cracker Concert

An early evening performance from Sam Brown & her Fabulous Ukulele club

Candlelight Winter Solstice Yoga

Candlelight Winter Solstice Yoga

Join me for an hour and 15 minute yoga class by candlelight to restore and nourish for this busy time of year.

Light up a life

Light up a life

Light up a Life provides you with an opportunity to remember your loved ones whilst enabling Weldmar Hospicecare to continue our support throughout this Christmas time.

Bubbles and Breakfast

Bubbles and Breakfast

Enjoy bubbles, pastries, cooked breakfast, tea & coffee for only £19.

I Grew Up 80s Opening Disco

I Grew Up 80s Opening Disco

A family-themed disco and craft activities between 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

ELF

ELF

Join us to enjoy a Christmas Classic, starring Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel.

Vinyl Van + Tom’s present….. Funk Me its Christmas!

Vinyl Van + Tom’s present….. Funk Me its Christmas!

Funk me, it's Xmas Join Vinyl Van at Tom Brown's for an evening of funk, soul, reggae, world, ska etc. Come and get funky with us and raise those Xmas spirits.

Pop up in the yard! It’s Christmas!

Pop up in the yard! It’s Christmas!

A festive afternoon with a range of lovely Dorset businesses

Carol Service

Carol Service

The Carol Service on the 11th rounds off the week with some beautiful traditional music, followed by more mince pies.

Dorchester Pre-Loved Christmas Sale

Dorchester Pre-Loved Christmas Sale

Grab a bargain at the Dorchester Pre-Loved Christmas Sale this December at the Trumpet Major.

Ansell & Gretel’s Christmas Party at Tom Browns

Ansell & Gretel’s Christmas Party at Tom Browns

Join us for the best Christmas party ever!! All your favourite, cheesiest Christmas sing along classics interspersed with some choice covers.

Visit Father Christmas at Boo’s Toy Shop

Visit Father Christmas at Boo’s Toy Shop

Father Christmas will be visiting the toy shop on Saturday 3rd December, he is looking forward to seeing you all on the day.

Carols on the Green

Carols on the Green

Come along for carols on the green on Friday night, bring all your family and dogs are welcome too!

Cracker at the Hub – The Dorset Carers Hub

Cracker at the Hub – The Dorset Carers Hub

Cracker at the Hub - The Dorset Carers Hub

Dorchester Christmas Cracker 2022

Dorchester Christmas Cracker 2022

Dorchester Christmas Cracker 2022

Carols in the Gardens

Carols in the Gardens

Carols in the Gardens

Noel! Noel! in Dorchester – Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir

Noel! Noel! in Dorchester – Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir

Noel! Noel! in Dorchester - Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir

Senior Social

Senior Social

Monthly Senior Social at PiPs

Christmas Supper Club

Christmas Supper Club

Christmas Supper Club at PiPs

The Lost Present

The Lost Present

Dorchester Arts

The Urban Voodoo Machine

The Urban Voodoo Machine

Dorchester Arts

Catfish Keith

Catfish Keith

Dorchester Arts

The Andy Grant Band

The Andy Grant Band

Dorchester Arts

The Greatest Magician

The Greatest Magician

Dorchester Arts

Dorchester Community Play Association – Fermenting Fun Workshop

Dorchester Community Play Association – Fermenting Fun Workshop

Dorchester Community Play Association - Fermenting Fun Workshop

Crown Square Poundbury Christmas Tree Switch On

Crown Square Poundbury Christmas Tree Switch On

Crown Square Christmas Tree Switch On

Friday Night Sessions at The King’s Arms

Friday Night Sessions at The King’s Arms

Friday Night Sessions at The King's Arms

Emily Jean LIVE! – ‘Singing From the Soul’

Emily Jean LIVE! – ‘Singing From the Soul’

Live Music at The Old Ship Inn - Emily Jean Singing from the Soul From 9PM at The Old Ship Inn

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Sunninghill Prep School PTFA Christmas Fayre 2022

Sunninghill Prep School PTFA Christmas Fayre 2022

Sunninghill Prep School PTFA Christmas Fayre 2022

Copper Street Brewery Christmas Celebration

Copper Street Brewery Christmas Celebration

Copper Street Brewery Christmas Celebration

Dorset Chamber Orchestra Conductor Walter Brewster

Dorset Chamber Orchestra Conductor Walter Brewster

Dorset Chamber Orchestra Conductor Walter Brewster

The Occasional Singers – Songs for Advent

The Occasional Singers – Songs for Advent

The Occasional Singers - Songs for Advent

German War Memorial Service

German War Memorial Service

German War Memorial starts at 12.45pm at the German War Memorial in Fordington Cemetery

Remembrance Sunday Service

Remembrance Sunday Service

This year's Remembrance Day service will take place at the cenotaph in Dorchester on 12th November from 10.30am onwards.

Making Our Mark — Arts exhibition

Making Our Mark — Arts exhibition

Paintings of all genres and sizes sitting alongside the best in local Artisans creativity working in everything from chicken wire to silver and glass to ceramics, textiles and more.

Space Youth Project – Dorchester Group

Space Youth Project – Dorchester Group

A FREE drop in session in Dorchester runs every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month

Encore Singers – Christmas Concert in aid of Julia’s House

Encore Singers – Christmas Concert in aid of Julia’s House

Encore Singers - Christmas Concert in aid of Julia's House

Useful or Beautiful – Dorchester Arts Fundraiser

Useful or Beautiful – Dorchester Arts Fundraiser

Dorchester Arts’ next major fundraising sale -Free event

Dorchester Arts presents Martin Harley

Dorchester Arts presents Martin Harley

Exploring roots, blues and slide guitar in a style The Guardian referred to as ‘Spellbinding’

Sunday Swap Shop

Sunday Swap Shop

Clear out your old clothes and swap them for new ones, better for your pocket and better for our planet.

Pronghorn live at Tom Browns

Pronghorn live at Tom Browns

Pronghorn, the undisputed kings of Cowpunk, return to Tom's this November.

Poppy Appeal Quiz Night

Poppy Appeal Quiz Night

Quizmaster James is back for our annual charity quiz for The Royal British Legion.

Killer Cards Against Humanity

Killer Cards Against Humanity

The party game for horrible people... in the pub!

Pop Up in the Yard

Pop Up in the Yard

The Pop-up is back! 12-4pm Food-music-stalls

Christmas Craft and Food Fair

Christmas Craft and Food Fair

Back for our 38th Christmas Craft and Food Fair at Kingston Maurward. Lots of wonderful stalls selling gifts, crafts, food and drink.

Dorset Food & Drink Christmas Fair

Dorset Food & Drink Christmas Fair

Join Dorset Food & Drink at Athelhampton House for this popular Christmas Fair on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th November.

Dorchester Rugby Club’s Annual Fireworks Display

Dorchester Rugby Club’s Annual Fireworks Display

Presenting Dorchester Rugby Club's annual fireworks display with attractions for all the family, sponsored by Nutley Farm Christmas Experience 2022.

Wellbeing Walk

Wellbeing Walk

Join this Ranger led wander, via surfaced paths, to explore the seasonal changes taking place across the reserve.

Wildlife Wanders

Wildlife Wanders

Join Countryside Ranger and bird enthusiast Kath Hernon for seasonal guided walks around Thorncombe Wood Local Nature Reserve.

An Evening with John Hudson

An Evening with John Hudson

John Hudson is an internationally acclaimed tenor offering a tribute to Mario Lanza who changed his life.

ArtyFacts Workshop

ArtyFacts Workshop

Make your own Roman serpent bracelet and leaf head dress to take home.

An Evening with Furleigh Estate

An Evening with Furleigh Estate

Come along to Dorset Museum on Thursday 24 November 7:00pm-9:30pm and enjoy an evening with Furleigh Estate for our wine tasting and education event.

Lecture: John Cowper Powys: A Man Between Worlds | Dr Kevan Manwaring

Lecture: John Cowper Powys: A Man Between Worlds | Dr Kevan Manwaring

Dr Kevan Manwaring re-examines his influences, oeuvre, and legacy with a special focus on his ‘Wessex Quartet’ of novels

Dorset Museum Free After Hours Opening

Dorset Museum Free After Hours Opening

Join us at Dorset Museum at our free After Hours opening. An opportunity to look around our four permanent galleries and find out more about what the Museum has on offer.

ArtyFacts Workshop

ArtyFacts Workshop

Create your own marvellous Roman mosaic motifs.

British sign language deaf-led tour

British sign language deaf-led tour

Join deaf tour guide John Wilson to explore two of Dorset’s most fantastic museums.

Meet The Brewers Evening

Meet The Brewers Evening

Enjoy a beer tasting whilst learning about the history of both Palmers and Eldrige Pope breweries, the relationship between the two families and have the opportunity to discover the brewing process.

Archaeology highlights Tour

Archaeology highlights Tour

Explore archaeological treasures held by Dorset Museum – from Bronze Age gold to medieval silver –  in this volunteer-led tour.

Dorset Museum Highlights Tour

Dorset Museum Highlights Tour

Explore 250 million years of Dorset’s history in this volunteer-led highlights tour of Dorset Museum.

Friday Night Sessions @The King’s Arms

Friday Night Sessions @The King’s Arms

DJ & Cocktails every Friday

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

Scary Selfie Competition

Scary Selfie Competition

Come and visit us on Saturday 29th October for a Scary Selfie in your Halloween outfits. The most creative photo wins a £100 Gift Voucher!

Italian Supper Club

Italian Supper Club

November 25th Italian Supper Club

Find Santa and Friends Christmas Trail

Find Santa and Friends Christmas Trail

Collect your form from the Concierge office, find Santa and Friends, then return your form for a FREE prize!

Goulds Late Night Christmas Shopping

Goulds Late Night Christmas Shopping

The festive season gets underway with great offers in the Goulds Late Night Shopping Spectacular!

Characters at Christmas – Character Meet and Greet

Characters at Christmas – Character Meet and Greet

Meet your favorite festive Characters at Brewery Square this Christmas!

Christmas Market at Brewery Square

Christmas Market at Brewery Square

Join us for our Christmas Makers Market this December!

Christmas Lights Switch On

Christmas Lights Switch On

Christmas is just around the corner, and to celebrate, we’re bringing Christmas back to Brewery Square!

toooB

toooB

Dorchester Arts

Macrame Christmas Decoration Workshop

Macrame Christmas Decoration Workshop

Enjoy an evening of festive creativity with Becky from Strings & Things and create your own Christmas decorations!

Talk: The Trial of John Brake, 1850.

Talk: The Trial of John Brake, 1850.

In this talk, Philip Browne will show how the Corn Laws pitted landowners and farmers against the poor and those who supported Free Trade.

Halloween Ghost Hunt

Halloween Ghost Hunt

Halloween Ghost Hunt

Jen Brister

Jen Brister

Dorchester Arts

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra

Dorchester Arts

Jessica Fostekew – Wench

Jessica Fostekew – Wench

Dorchester Arts

Meet The Author – Jade Leahy at Boo’s Toy Shop- Horses can roll but they can’t roller skate

Meet The Author – Jade Leahy at Boo’s Toy Shop- Horses can roll but they can’t roller skate

Meet The Author - Jade Leahy - Horses can roll but they can't roller skate

Howl-O-Ween Pawty

Howl-O-Ween Pawty

Howl-O-Ween Pawty

Dorchester literary Festival

Dorchester literary Festival

The line up for the 8th Dorchester Literary Festival is now confirmed - and what a lineup it is!

Half term fun at the Keep!

Half term fun at the Keep!

join us over the October half term with fun for all the family!

Poundbury Christmas Market

Poundbury Christmas Market

Poundbury Christmas Market

Wessex Folk Tales: Story-telling with Tim Laycock

Wessex Folk Tales: Story-telling with Tim Laycock

Participatory folk stories and songs for all the family.

The Big Draw at Dorset Museum

The Big Draw at Dorset Museum

Come and take part in our Big Draw event at Dorset Museum.

Who’s in the Next Room?

Who’s in the Next Room?

Poems by Thomas Hardy with new writing from Paul Hyland, Kate Scott, Catherine Simmonds & Pam Zinnemann-Hope

Alive & Drawing – A Life Drawing Class

Alive & Drawing – A Life Drawing Class

Join us for a unique take on the traditional life-drawing class.

The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars present ‘The Ronnie Scott’s Story’

The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars present ‘The Ronnie Scott’s Story’

'Outstanding players. For poise, balance and swing they’re a joy to listen to’

The Comedy Network

The Comedy Network

Come and unwind after a stressful week at one of our Comedy Network comedy club shows. Gather your friends, grab a drink from the bar and enjoy laugh out loud comedy from some of the hottest comedians on the circuit. Previous Comedy Network acts include… Russell Howard, John Oliver, Harry Hill, Bill Bailey, Lee Mack, Stewart Lee, Greg Davies, Al Murray, Noel Fielding, Ross Noble, Lucy Porter, Chris Ramsey, Roisin Conaty, Joe Wilkinson, Richard Herring, Dave Gorman, Jenny Eclair and many more. Another evening of great comedy as we welcome Roger Monkhouse – a consummate stand-up who employs a deadly combination of charm and menace to exert a masterful control over any audience. Plus Danny Clives, who has toured with Joe Lycett and Guz Khan and was handpicked for the Pleasance Comedy Reserve at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival; and Naz Osmanoglu, star of BBC’s Flat TV, Horrible Histories and Comedy Central’s Drunk History.

Preseli Pete and the Bluestone Boys

Preseli Pete and the Bluestone Boys

A unique four part band with a unique look.

Pop Up in the Yard

Pop Up in the Yard

The Pop-up is back!

Dorchester Prison Ghost Hunt

Dorchester Prison Ghost Hunt

Dare you join MHE as they investigate this fantastic location.

Pop Up Shop – Relovedology

Pop Up Shop – Relovedology

Quality, preloved clothing, shoes and accessories

Joy of the Decks

Joy of the Decks

Come and join the fun and play 3 tunes of your choice

The Vinyl Revival

The Vinyl Revival

An evening in the company of author, filmmaker, sales rep and champion of all things vinyl, Graham Jones.

Collage Art Nights – FREE!

Collage Art Nights – FREE!

Connect with others and learn new skills

Mr Merlin’s Fangtastic Magic Show

Mr Merlin’s Fangtastic Magic Show

Through out the day Mr Merlin and Okey Dokey the Dragon will be performing a number of shows and workshops.

Halloween Ghost Hunt

Halloween Ghost Hunt

Halloween Ghost Hunt

Dorchester Repair Cafe

Dorchester Repair Cafe

Bring your broken things to our amazing volunteer repairers

Poundbury Independent Market

Poundbury Independent Market

A fabulous street market that stretches across Poundbury from Queen Mother Square to Bonjour Cafe

Totally Locally Fiver Fest

Totally Locally Fiver Fest

Loads of amazing £5 special offers from our independent shops and businesses in Dorchester

Museums After Dark

Museums After Dark

Explore three incredible museums on one unforgettable evening

Halloween Party!

Halloween Party!

Halloween at Kingston Maurward

Beer Tasting Evening

Beer Tasting Evening

An evening at Copper Street Brewery

Cheeky Tipple Cocktail Masterclass

Cheeky Tipple Cocktail Masterclass

Teaching you how to make cocktails!

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

Talk: Children as Villains and Victims in the 19th Century

Talk: Children as Villains and Victims in the 19th Century

In this talk, Brian Bates gives examples of child crimes and child victims and looks at the way in which a more enlightened approach was taken towards children.

Talk: ‘ This is the meaning of what Satan showed me in the vision’: Women and Witchcraft in ‘ The Withered Arm’ and ‘Lolly Willowes’

Talk: ‘ This is the meaning of what Satan showed me in the vision’: Women and Witchcraft in ‘ The Withered Arm’ and ‘Lolly Willowes’

‘This is the meaning of what Satan showed me in the vision’: women and witchcraft in ‘ The Withered Arm’ and ‘Lolly Willowes’

Talk: Professor Ronald Hutton – Witchcraft and Magic

Talk: Professor Ronald Hutton – Witchcraft and Magic

The subject of this lecture consists of beliefs in witchcraft and magic held by ordinary British people between 1740 and 1940.

Shire Hall Memory Café

Shire Hall Memory Café

Join us for the Shire Hall Memory Cafe

Christmas Afternoon Tea

Christmas Afternoon Tea

Treat yourself to a Christmas Afternoon at Shire Hall in the lead up to Christmas.

Crossings: Community and Refuge

Crossings: Community and Refuge

Crossings: community and refuge, a spotlight loan from the British Museum, explores questions of identity, belonging and sharing our world.

Teas and Talks – ‘A Freezing Horror’: the wreck of the Halsewell, 1786

Teas and Talks – ‘A Freezing Horror’: the wreck of the Halsewell, 1786

One of the most dramatic shipwreck disasters on an English shore will be the subject of a talk by Dorset writer, Philip Browne.

Christmas Wreath Workshop with Floral Couture by Jay

Christmas Wreath Workshop with Floral Couture by Jay

Deck your door with boughs of holly… and dried limes, cinnamon sticks and fir cones.

Coming Out of My Shell

Coming Out of My Shell

Shire Hall Museum is delighted to a host a unique Art exhibition by Dorset Community Mental Health Artists.

Meet the Author – Tea & Book Reading with Joanna Nadin

Meet the Author – Tea & Book Reading with Joanna Nadin

Meet the Author - Tea & Book Reading with Joanna Nadin

Dinner & Charity Auction in Aid of The Lantern Trust and Alcohol Education Trust

Dinner & Charity Auction in Aid of The Lantern Trust and Alcohol Education Trust

Dinner & Charity Auction in Aid of The Lantern Trust and Alcohol Education Trust

French Bistro Supper Club

French Bistro Supper Club

French Bistro Supper Club

Dorset Chamber Orchestra Concert

Dorset Chamber Orchestra Concert

Dorset Chamber Orchestra Concert

Drinks in the Clink: An Evening with Copper Street Brewery

Drinks in the Clink: An Evening with Copper Street Brewery

Enjoy an evening of beer tasting and discovery with Copper Street Brewery

A Casterbridge Cornucopia

A Casterbridge Cornucopia

A potted history of Dorchester with live performance and muic

Two by Two: concert of renaissance music

Paul Foot: Swan Power

Paul Foot: Swan Power

Dorchester Arts

Isata Kanneh-Mason

Isata Kanneh-Mason

Dorchester Arts

Adolf and Winston

Adolf and Winston

Dorchester Arts

Frank Griffith

Frank Griffith

Dorchester Arts

Kiri Pritchard-McLean

Kiri Pritchard-McLean

Dorchester Arts

The Comedy Network

The Comedy Network

Dorchester Arts

The Tannahill Weavers

The Tannahill Weavers

Dorchester Arts

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

Heart of Stone – The Portland Players & Island Voices Community Choir

Heart of Stone – The Portland Players & Island Voices Community Choir

Heart of Stone - The Portland Players & Island Voices Community Choir

Dorchester Jumble Trail

Dorchester Jumble Trail

By popular demand, there will be a seventh Jumble Trail in Monmouth Road and the surrounding streets. Residents selling everything from clothes to cakes, books to toys, plants to cars! Come along and find something you didn't know you needed...

Pop up in the Yard

Pop up in the Yard

Come and join us at De Danann Antiques Centre and Loving by Nature for the next Pop-up in the Yard!

Vinyl Revival

Vinyl Revival

The Vinyl Revival guys are back at long last for Dorset County Show weekend. An all Vinyl disco with music from 50’s-90’s focusing on Northern Soul, Ska, Tamla, Punk and Mod

Music at the Pavilon

Music at the Pavilon

Free live music event outside PIP Cafe

Dorset County Show

Dorset County Show

All of the usual attractions and sections will be back for everyone to enjoy; Livestock, Horses, Show Jumping, Horticulture, Blacksmiths, Homecraft, Trade Stands, Rabbits, Cavies, Poultry, Bees & Honey, Food & Drink, Ring Attractions and much much more.

A morning with Viv Groskop- How to Own the Room

A morning with Viv Groskop- How to Own the Room

How to Own the Room with Viv Griokop

Pop-Up Comedy at The King’s Arms

Pop-Up Comedy at The King’s Arms

Pop-Up Comedy at The King's Arms

Talk: Underground Dorchester Tunnels

Talk: Underground Dorchester Tunnels

Hear about the hidden Dorchester under your feet in a fascinating talk with Councillor David Taylor.

Breakfast with Father Christmas! *SOLD OUT*

Breakfast with Father Christmas! *SOLD OUT*

Breakfast club with a special guest!

Frosty Lanes & Fireside Cheer

Frosty Lanes & Fireside Cheer

Christmas Music and Tales from Hardy’s Wessex & beyond.

To Lampedusa and Beyond – Refugee Journeys in the 21st Century

To Lampedusa and Beyond – Refugee Journeys in the 21st Century

This talk looks behind the media headlines at the impacts of war, civil conflict, economic collapse and climate change.

Shire Hall Christmas Market

Shire Hall Christmas Market

Join us at Shire Hall for our Christmas Market!

Drinks in the Clink: Christmas Cheer with Fordington Gin

Drinks in the Clink: Christmas Cheer with Fordington Gin

Join Fordington Gin for an evening of drinks and discovery at Shire Hall Museum in Dorchester.

Teas and Talks – Whispers and Cries

Teas and Talks – Whispers and Cries

This lecture traces the evolution of the eighteenth and nineteenth century British courtroom as it evolved from a plain open space into a complex theatre of justice.

Exploring stories of Dorset’s Black History With Louisa Adjoa Parker

Exploring stories of Dorset’s Black History With Louisa Adjoa Parker

This talk will explore the presence of African diaspora people in Dorset over 400 years.

Summer ArtyFacts

Summer ArtyFacts

Create your own mini art and craft masterpiece to take home.

Tour of Britain Cycling Celebration Event

Tour of Britain Cycling Celebration Event

Brewery Square free event to celebrate the Tour of Britain coming through Dorchester

Dorchester Arts Film Screening – Pantani: The Accidental Death Of A Cyclist

Dorchester Arts Film Screening – Pantani: The Accidental Death Of A Cyclist

The incredible story of a cycling legend to celebrate the Tour Of Britain passing through Dorchester.

A Very Tiki Christmas

A Very Tiki Christmas

Join the DarkBear gang for a memorable, fun and festive night, learning about the origins of tiki, while enjoying festive cocktails exploring Shire Hall Museum.

Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin Carving

Have a gourd time this Halloween with Pumpkin carving at Shire Hall Museum!

Half-Term Halloween Fun!

Half-Term Halloween Fun!

Throughout the half-term holidays, Shire Hall will become home to spooky family-friendly fun

Help Dorchester win the Tour of Britain National Land Art Competition

Help Dorchester win the Tour of Britain National Land Art Competition

We need your help to create a giant spinning bike wheel that will be seen by helicopters and film crew following the Tour of Britain through Dorchester

Tour of Britain in Dorchester

Tour of Britain in Dorchester

Watch the Tour of Britain cyclists come through Dorchester

Wine pairing dinner with Langham wines

Wine pairing dinner with Langham wines

Wine Tasting and 4-course Dinner

HOD22-Discover Poundbury

HOD22-Discover Poundbury

HOD22-Discover Poundbury - Talk and Walking Tour of Poundbury

HOD22-Discover Fordington

HOD22-Discover Fordington

HOD22-Discover Fordington

An Evening with John Agard and Fred D’Aguiar

An Evening with John Agard and Fred D’Aguiar

Experience an evening of two giants of literature, improvisation and wordplay.

Dorchester Repair Cafe

Dorchester Repair Cafe

This month's Dorchester Repair Cafe is at Shire Hall Museum!

Talk – Stories from the Courtroom

Talk – Stories from the Courtroom

This talk explores the stories of people tried at Shire Hall in the 1800s.

Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop

Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop

Learn from a small local business who creates beautiful handmade macrame decor, at an affordable price with the earth in mind.

Justice for Judy!

Justice for Judy!

A new Punch and Judy show with a twist…

Family Art and Activities Houseworks Dorset CIC

Family Art and Activities Houseworks Dorset CIC

Family Art and Activities Houseworks Dorset CIC

DJ Hurricane T & Stickleback Jack

DJ Hurricane T & Stickleback Jack

DJ Hurricane T & Stickleback Jack

Laura Sharley performing in the Borough Gardens

Laura Sharley performing in the Borough Gardens

Laura Sharley performing in Borough Gardens

Summer Live Music @DorchLive

Summer Live Music @DorchLive

Summer Live Music in Dorchester

Thomas Hardy and the Literature of War

Thomas Hardy and the Literature of War

Online talk: Thomas Hardy and the Literature of War

Fireside tales from Wessex: Story-telling with Tim Laycock

Fireside tales from Wessex: Story-telling with Tim Laycock

Participatory folk stories and songs for all the family.

Open Air Cinema

Open Air Cinema

Free Open Air Cinema Screening at Maumbury Rings

Dorset Sunflower Trail

Dorset Sunflower Trail

The Sunflower Trail is back for a second year...

Pop up in the Yard

Pop up in the Yard

Come and join us at De Danann Antiques Centre and Loving by Nature for the next Pop-up in the Yard!

Amy Hopwood celebrating the launch of her third album “Into the Woods”!

Amy Hopwood celebrating the launch of her third album “Into the Woods”!

As well as new music from the new album, there will some old favourites too.

Holiday Hangout

Holiday Hangout

Activity day for 9-14 year olds

Music at the Pavilion

Music at the Pavilion

Live music outside PiPs cafe for everyone to enjoy

Dorchester Vegan MegaMarket

Dorchester Vegan MegaMarket

The Dorchester Vegan MegaMarket returns outdoors to the historic Maumbury Rings this Summer!

Hillfort Performance Workshop

Hillfort Performance Workshop

A FREE performance workshop with scriptwriting and drama-based exercises for young persons aged 11-18 from Dorsetborn Theatre Company

Dorset Food & Arts Festival 2022

Dorset Food & Arts Festival 2022

Dorset Food & Arts Festival Market 2022

Awful Auntie

Awful Auntie

Dorchester Arts

The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

Dorchester Arts - family friendly musical

The Wind In The Willows

The Wind In The Willows

Dorchester Arts - New adaptation, assisted with some great folk rock tunes, is perfect for the modern day audience.

Spooky Men’s Chorale

Spooky Men’s Chorale

Dorchester Arts - A judicious combination of Georgian table songs, pindrop beautiful ballads, highly inappropriate covers

Grand Opening of Pope Street Cycles

Grand Opening of Pope Street Cycles

Grand opening of our new shop in Dorchester

Summer of Sunflowers

Summer of Sunflowers

Dorchester, the county town of Dorset, is being taken over by beautiful bright sunflowers this summer to raise money for Dorset County Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit!

Wuthering Heights (Sisata)

Wuthering Heights (Sisata)

Dorchester Arts event - A vibrant new adaptation of Emily Brontë’s elemental masterpiece

Pop Up Comedy at The King’s Arms

Pop Up Comedy at The King’s Arms

A night of world class Stand Up Comedy packed with laughs. Featuring comedians from the UK and international circuit. Hosted by multi-award-winning Comedian Jarred Christmas.

Guided Walk with Dorset Fungus Group at Thorncombe Woods

Guided Walk with Dorset Fungus Group at Thorncombe Woods

Join the Rangers and Dorset Fungus Group for a walk around the reserve to identify the fungi found on the day.

Wellbeing Walk

Wellbeing Walk

Join this Ranger led wander to explore the seasonal changes taking place around Thorncombe Woods

Wildlife Wanders

Wildlife Wanders

Join Countryside Ranger and bird enthusiast Kath Hernon for seasonal guided walks around Thorncombe Wood Local Nature Reserve.

Pop up in the Yard

Pop up in the Yard

Come and join us outside De Danann Antiques Centre and Loving by Nature for our second ever Pop-up in the Yard!

THE THOMAS HARDY SOCIETY 25th CONFERENCE AND FESTIVAL 2022

THE THOMAS HARDY SOCIETY 25th CONFERENCE AND FESTIVAL 2022

The Thomas Hardy Society once again invites you to come to the home town of our beloved author to celebrate his life and work through lectures, walks, entertainment, museum visits and spending time with your fellow Hardyans.

‘GET UP! IT’S SUNDAY!!’ – Jam Session with Guitarmadillo

‘GET UP! IT’S SUNDAY!!’ – Jam Session with Guitarmadillo

Jam session with Guitarmadillo. All welcome.

Monkey Bizzle + Cara Means Friend

Monkey Bizzle + Cara Means Friend

Monkey Bizzle debut for the first time at Toms Brown's to unleash their sounds far and wide. A West-Country hip hop outfit who tell tales of the unexpected on relatable subjects symbiotically fused with heavy beats and belly laughs. Support Cara Means Friend Cara is an original singer/songwriter playing acoustic reggae, ska, folk and punk with a hint of political disdain and a dose of philosophy!

Lino Printing Workshop

Lino Printing Workshop

An introduction into carving lino and printing without a press!

Expressive Watercolour Techniques Workshop with Tina Peacock

Expressive Watercolour Techniques Workshop with Tina Peacock

Unleash your creativity in this expressive watercolour workshop where you will paint a loose composition using a variety of watercolour techniques, tools and me

Event Launch: Museum After Hours

Event Launch: Museum After Hours

The Home of Hillforts & Henges event will launch at Dorset Museum with a special open evening: Museum after Hours

What Lies Beneath Max Gate?

What Lies Beneath Max Gate?

Livestream from Max Gate with National Trust archaeologist Martin Papworth; Hardy’s Wessex curator Harriet Still and Wiltshire Museum director David Dawson

HOD22-Discover Dorchester

HOD22-Discover Dorchester

A great opportunity to Discover Dorchester - Explore our historic market town, the county town of Dorset, with its wealth of heritage and historic buildings. FREE Event - from 10am to 4pm

Hidden Patterns in the South Dorset Landscape

Hidden Patterns in the South Dorset Landscape

Jonathan Harwood talks about how the positions of churches in the South Dorset landscape reveal deliberate and meaningful patterns.

VIP Archaeology: From the Neolithic to the Medieval, the archaeology of the Dorset Visual Impact Provision

VIP Archaeology: From the Neolithic to the Medieval, the archaeology of the Dorset Visual Impact Provision

John Boothroyd, Senior Project Manager at Oxford Archaeology. will talk about his work on the Dorset Visual Impact Provision (VIP) to replace overhead lines with underground cable along the South Dorset Ridgeway

‘Anciently a manor’: the medieval manor at Lower Putton Lane, Chickerell

‘Anciently a manor’: the medieval manor at Lower Putton Lane, Chickerell

Dr Clare explores the importance of the buildings, the finds and environmental evidence for understanding the medieval landscape of Dorset, the manor’s origins, development, connections and decline, as well as giving an insight into the lives of the people who lived there

The Durotriges Project

The Durotriges Project

Paul Cheetham will discuss the Durotriges Project undertaken by Bournemouth University examining the ancient British tribe that inhabited Dorset in pre-Roman times.

The Magic & Myth of Water Meadows

The Magic & Myth of Water Meadows

Dr Kathy Stearne will give a talk at Dorset Museum on the origin and management of Water Meadows in Britain

The Extraordinary Prehistoric Landscape Under Your Feet And Up The Hills

The Extraordinary Prehistoric Landscape Under Your Feet And Up The Hills

Steve Wallis, County Archaeologist, explores the prehistoric landscape of the Dorchester area, covering the changes over time and the different types of monuments and remains.

The Ridgeway Vikings

The Ridgeway Vikings

A talk on the latest discoveries regarding the Viking skeletons discovered on the South Dorset Ridgeway

Coffee Concert

Coffee Concert

Coffee Concert

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

HengeFest 2022

HengeFest 2022

A family fun day in Maumbury Rings with activities that celebrate the sacred history of the space and its vibrant history - FREE ENTRY

Tour of Dorchester Water Meadows

Tour of Dorchester Water Meadows

A guided walk across Dorchester's water meadows

Nature Walk: Maiden Castle

Nature Walk: Maiden Castle

A delightful amble across Maiden Castle to enjoy the natural habitat and extensive views across the landscape

Outer Casterbridge: Hardy and History

Outer Casterbridge: Hardy and History

Join Mark Chutter on a guided walk of Outer Casterbridge and the landscape with its Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Age earthworks so familiar and beloved by Thomas Hardy

Dorchester Archaeological Dowsing Walk

Dorchester Archaeological Dowsing Walk

Try your hand at Archaeological dowsing with Peter Emery, retired field Archaeologist

Nature Walk: Poundbury Hillfort & The Great Field

Nature Walk: Poundbury Hillfort & The Great Field

A delightful family-friendly amble across Poundbury fields to enjoy the natural habitat and extensive views across the landscape

The History & Mystery of Maiden Castle

The History & Mystery of Maiden Castle

A guided tour of Maiden Castle to explore its origins, myths and legends with Gary Biltcliffe, author of ‘The Spirit of Portland’.

Anonymous Festival

Anonymous Festival

Anonymous Festival

Library Gets Lively

Library Gets Lively

Library Gets Lively

Rhyme Time in the Gardens

Rhyme Time in the Gardens

Rhyme Time in the Gardens

Union’s Summer Celebration

Union’s Summer Celebration

Union's Summer Celebration

Love Parks Day

Love Parks Day

Love Parks Day

Watkins and Swarbrick Band

Watkins and Swarbrick Band

Watkins and Swarbrick Band

Damaris Fowler performing

Damaris Fowler performing

Damaris Fowler performing

Durnovaria Silver Band

Durnovaria Silver Band

Durnovaria Silver Band

Swingtime in the Gardens

Swingtime in the Gardens

Swingtime in the Gardens

The Originals performing – Borough Gardens Bandstand

The Originals performing – Borough Gardens Bandstand

The Originals performing - Borough Gardens Bandstand

Suthering performing – Borough Gardens Bandstand

Suthering performing – Borough Gardens Bandstand

Suthering performing - Borough Gardens Bandstand

Dorchester Choral Society Concert

Dorchester Choral Society Concert

Dorchester Choral Society Concert

Gypsy, Traveller Roma History Event – Borough Gardens

Gypsy, Traveller Roma History Event – Borough Gardens

Gypsy, Traveller Roma History Event - Borough Gardens

Repair Cafe in the Bandstand

Repair Cafe in the Bandstand

Repair Cafe in the Bandstand

Pop Club – Borough Gardens Bandstand

Pop Club – Borough Gardens Bandstand

Pop Club - Borough Gardens Bandstand

Borough Gardens Bandstand – Fluke

Borough Gardens Bandstand – Fluke

Fluke - Borough Gardens Bandstand

The Darius Brubeck Quartet

The Darius Brubeck Quartet

Dorchester Arts

Dorset Songlines

Dorset Songlines

Dorchester Arts

In The Weeds

In The Weeds

Dorchester Arts

Teas and Talks – From dishwasher to Dame

Teas and Talks – From dishwasher to Dame

From dishwasher to Dame- the story of Florence Hancock who rose from poverty in Chippenham to be President of the TUC.

BioBlitz – The Big Summer Search

BioBlitz – The Big Summer Search

We are hosting a 24 hour search for wildlife with guided walks and pond dipping too

Shire Hall Bingo!

Shire Hall Bingo!

Cash prizes to be won, Shire Hall's Bingo is a fun night out for everyone.

Murder Mystery Evening

Murder Mystery Evening

Death in the Shire- "Court" red handed!

The Portable Antiquities Scheme & the Treasure Act

The Portable Antiquities Scheme & the Treasure Act

This talk will cover the background of the PAS, the definition of Treasure , illustrate the range of material recorded, and introduce the PAS database.

Brewery Square’s Jubilee Party

Brewery Square’s Jubilee Party

Brewery Square's Jubilee Party

Music By The Lake

Music By The Lake

Music by the Lake brings the UK's best tribute acts to Dorchester every summer to raise money for Weldmar Hospicecare.

Music By The Lake: Totally Tina / Nile Rodgers and Chic Tribute

Music By The Lake: Totally Tina / Nile Rodgers and Chic Tribute

Music By The Lake returns with the UK's best tribute acts to Tina Turner (featuring a full live band), and Chic and Nile Rogers!

Music By The Lake: Tribute To The Bee Gees / The Ultimate George Michael

Music By The Lake: Tribute To The Bee Gees / The Ultimate George Michael

Music By The Lake returns with the UK's best tribute acts to the Bee Gees and George Michael/Wham!

Music at the Pavilion

Music at the Pavilion

Lunchtime with a difference! Free hour of music outside PiPs cafe

Senior Social

Senior Social

Warm welcome to anyone that would benefit from a chat and a coffee in our community room.

Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day

More details to follow

Andy Grant Live @ Tom Browns

Andy Grant Live @ Tom Browns

An evening of Original Blues Roots Rock in solo acoustic mode

Dorset Carers Hub – Music Making Workshop

Dorset Carers Hub – Music Making Workshop

Dorset Carers Hub - Music Making Workshop

Dorset Carers Hub – Puppet Workshop

Dorset Carers Hub – Puppet Workshop

Dorset Carers Hub - Puppet Workshop

Wimbledon Afternoon Tea

Wimbledon Afternoon Tea

Join us for an ace afternoon of tennis, pimms and delicious food.

Coffee Concert

Coffee Concert

Coffee Concert

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

The Estate Shop – Decorate a Crown for the Queen’s Jubilee

The Estate Shop – Decorate a Crown for the Queen’s Jubilee

The Estate Shop - Decorate a Crown for the Queen's Jubilee

Fordington Community Jubilee Celebrations

Fordington Community Jubilee Celebrations

Fordington Community Jubilee Celebrations

Half Term Jubilee Kids Art & Crafts

Half Term Jubilee Kids Art & Crafts

Half Term Jubilee Kids Art & Crafts

Brewery Square’s Jubilee Trail

Brewery Square’s Jubilee Trail

Brewery Square's Jubilee Trail

Dorset Chamber Orchestra Concert

Dorset Chamber Orchestra Concert

Dorset Chamber Orchestra Concert

Age UK – The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Event

Age UK – The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Event

Age UK - The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Event

‘You the Jury Day’ with Diane Janes.

‘You the Jury Day’ with Diane Janes.

We will spend the day considering two cases of real-life murder or suspected murder which occurred in England between 1900-1975.

Cyanotype Printing Workshop

Cyanotype Printing Workshop

Cyanotype printing is a 19th Century photographic printing process that uses a mixture of iron salts to produce a beautiful Prussian blue colour.

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Estate Shop – Fairy Trail

The Estate Shop – Fairy Trail

The Estate Shop - Fairy Trail

Armour & Embarkation 2022 (A&E) 18th June

Armour & Embarkation 2022 (A&E) 18th June

Armour & Embarkation 2022 Will see a convoy of upwards of 65 WW2 surviving vehicles coming to Dorchester!

It’s Up To Us

It’s Up To Us

Poundbury’s newly refurbished community space, Jubilee Hall, is the perfect central location to host Art In Poundbury’s very own Dorset Art Weeks collective exhibition and art trail, opening on Saturday, 14th May.

Dorset Art Weeks

Dorset Art Weeks

Dorset Art Weeks venues across Dorchester

Music at the Pavilion

Music at the Pavilion

We are kicking off the summer season with a couple of great musical acts

Hardy’s Wessex Exhibition

Hardy’s Wessex Exhibition

The largest collection of Thomas Hardy objects ever displayed at one time

Half Term ArtyFacts

Half Term ArtyFacts

Model theatre-making based on Hardy's novels and the model by Thomas Tilley for the Hardy Players in the Hardy's Dorset Gallery.

Dorset Museum after hours

Dorset Museum after hours

Join us for an opportunity to explore the Museum at this free late opening

Classic Vehicle Show at Brewery Square

Classic Vehicle Show at Brewery Square

Dorchester Classic Vehicle Club bring a range of classic vehicles to Brewery Square.

Dorchester Outdoor Vegan Market

Dorchester Outdoor Vegan Market

Dorchester Vegan Market returns outdoors to the historic Maumbury Rings for this Spring!

May Half-Term: Shire Hall Detectives

May Half-Term: Shire Hall Detectives

Find clues and solve Shire Hall Museum's Mystery this May Half-Term!

Watches and Dinner at The King’s Arms

Watches and Dinner at The King’s Arms

Watches Talk and 2-Course Dinner

Minterne Spring Fair

Minterne Spring Fair

Minterne Spring Fair

Ukranian refugee connect group

Ukranian refugee connect group

Ukranian refugee connect group

Street in the Park

Street in the Park

Street in the Park

Dorchester Repair Cafe at the Bandstand

Dorchester Repair Cafe at the Bandstand

Dorchester Repair Cafe at the Bandstand

Fluke – The Borough Gardens

Fluke – The Borough Gardens

Fluke - The Borough Gardens

Ruff Dog Elliott – Borough Gardens

Ruff Dog Elliott – Borough Gardens

Ruff Dog Elliott - Borough Gardens

Jubilee ‘Party at the Palace’ Concert

Jubilee ‘Party at the Palace’ Concert

Jubilee 'Party at the Palace' Concert

Jubilee Beacon Lighting Ceremony

Jubilee Beacon Lighting Ceremony

Jubilee Beacon Lighting Ceremony

Jubilee Family Fun Day

Jubilee Family Fun Day

Jubilee Family Fun Day

Durnovaria Silver Band

Durnovaria Silver Band

Durnovaria Silver Band

Lions Fun Run & Summer Fest

Lions Fun Run & Summer Fest

Lions Fun Run & Summer Fest

The Occasional Singers Spring Concert

The Occasional Singers Spring Concert

The Occasional Singers Spring Concert

Record Store Day 2022

Record Store Day 2022

A celebration of local record shops all over the world

Coffee Concert

Coffee Concert

Coffee Concert

Choral Evensong for the Jubilee

Choral Evensong for the Jubilee

Choral Evensong for the Jubilee

Cornucopia Horn Quartet Concert

Cornucopia Horn Quartet Concert

Cornucopia Horn Quartet Concert

Cake Concert

Cake Concert

Join musicians from Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for a dementia-friendly Cake Concert at Shire Hall Museum.

Easter ArtyFacts: Make and Easter Tree

Easter ArtyFacts: Make and Easter Tree

Join us during this fun Easter themed workshop. Create and decorate your own colourful Easter tree using twigs, branches and natural forms.

Jewellery making, with Caroline Parrott

Jewellery making, with Caroline Parrott

Suitable for beginners and those with experience of jewellery making.

St. George’s Day Fair

St. George’s Day Fair

St. George's Day Fair

Easter Artyfacts with Daryl Wakelam at Dorset Museum

Easter Artyfacts with Daryl Wakelam at Dorset Museum

Creative 3D cutting, sticking and building with artist Darrell Wakelam are all inspired by the creatures in the Natural Dorset Gallery.

Easter Artyfacts at Dorset Museum

Easter Artyfacts at Dorset Museum

Join us during this fun Easter themed workshop. Create and decorate your own colourful Easter tree using twigs, branches and natural forms.

Springtime Family Ceildh

Springtime Family Ceildh

Join Dorchester-based band Tatterdemalion at this ceilidh for all the family in support of the Mayor’s charities.

The Sonas Circus Family Show

The Sonas Circus Family Show

This family friendly show contains circus stunts that will make you gasp, juggling tricks that will surprise you, and magic tricks that will make you go WOW!

The Highland Joker presents The Bubble Show

The Highland Joker presents The Bubble Show

Join Mr. Bubbles with his extraordinary soap bubbles in all shapes and sizes! 

Easter Art-Efact Trail

Easter Art-Efact Trail

This Easter join us at the Keep for an Art-efact trail through the galleries!

Watches and Dinner

Watches and Dinner

Watches and Dinner, The Cartier Tank ant Omega Speedmaster watch, with two course dinner and tea/coffee, £80 per person. 7pm for 7.30 start.

Drinks in the Clink – Cocktails and Crime

Drinks in the Clink – Cocktails and Crime

Enjoy a brilliant cocktail evening at Shire Hall!