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Early morning Yoga and breakfast

Brownsea Island Poole Harbour, Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom

Every Wed in May/June/ July and Sept (weather permitting). Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this beautiful location whilst local yoga teacher, Sonja Lockyer, guides you through a one-hour yoga session followed by a delicious picnic breakfast prepared by local plant-based chef Wylde Green Kitchen. The boat will leave the NT jetty at Sandbanks (to […]

Wilkswood Reggae Festival

Wilkswood Farm Valley Road, Swanage

Johnny Clarke, General Levy, Mad Professor and Zion Train are all set to perform live on the main stage at this year's Wilkswood Reggae Festival in Dorset in July. Held in wooded Purbeck farmland in Langton Matravers on the outskirts of Swanage, Wilkswood Reggae 2024 presents four days of reggae and with four nights camping […]


Summer of Play at Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island Poole Harbour, Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom

Join us for fun filled Summer of Play on Brownsea Island. Discover a world of adventure with activities for kids big and small. Fun has no age limit and there are games and activities for all. Create, explore, move, wonder or just run around like crazy. See who can build the best den, make some […]


Lunchtime Concert

St Peter's Church High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, United Kingdom

Join us at St Peter's Church, Dorchester on Saturday 20th July between 12.30 and 1pm for our monthly lunchtime concert given by percussionist, Graeme Thew. Graeme will be performing on a range of percussion instruments, including the marimba. Do join us for a fantastic and fascinating half hour of music with us in the midst […]


Seasonal Family Bushcraft Workshops

Brownsea Island Poole Harbour, Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom

New for 2024 season, bring your parents along to these seasonal family bushcraft workshops with local expert Joe Peartree. From wood carving, fire lighting skills, animal tracking to foraging and den building, the sessions will vary according to the season. Suitable for age 7+ through to teens and adults. Booking essential. These morning and afternoon […]


Swanage Painting Club Summer Art Exhibition

Catholic Church Hall, Rempstone Road, Swanage, BH19 1AH Catholic Church Hall, Rempstone Road,, Swanage, Somerset

An exhibition of paintings. Sale of paintings, prints and cards. Coffee morning on both Saturdays. Free admission.


Choral Evensong

St Peter's Church High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, United Kingdom

You are warmly invited to our monthly, cathedral-style service of Choral Evensong on Saturday 27th July at 4.30pm in St Peter’s Church, Dorchester. The music includes Parry ‘Never weather beaten sail’, Howells ‘Gloucester Service’, Readings ‘Preces & Responses’ and Balfour Gardiner ‘Te lucis ante terminum’. Do join us for this free event and stay for […]


Stompin’ on The Quomps is back!

The Quomps Christchurch Quay, Christchuch, Dorset

After the disappointment of having to cancel the 2023 event owing to strong winds and heavy rain, Christchurch’s popular smooth Jazz festival returns to the Quomps on Saturday 3 August. The organisers have arranged an exciting and varied six band programme that kicks off at 12 noon and runs through till 10pm.  There will be […]

Dorset Queen cruise with pizza, beer and Bossa Nova

Brownsea Island Poole Harbour, Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom

Take advantage of the long warm summer evenings. Hop on the beautiful vintage motor yacht, the Dorset Queen to Brownsea. Listen to live music and tuck into wood fired pizza in our waterfront café garden. Choose between two dates for the cruise -  August 14 or August 28. Sip on a cool complimentary drink as […]


Jurassic Dance Festival

Wilkswood Farm Valley Road, Swanage

It's on! Jurassic Dance Festival 2024 is all set to erupt over the weekend of August 16-18 at Wilkswood Farm in Swanage, Dorset. House, disco, garage, drum’n’bass, trance, old skool rave – whatever your bag it will be featured, with pioneering DJ Judge Jules headlining the inaugural festival supported by a stellar cast of over […]


Isle of Purbeck Arts Club Exhibition of Paintings and Cards

Catholic Church Hall Rempstone Rd, Swanage

Isle of Purbeck Arts Club Exhibition of Paintings and Cards. Paintings in watercolour, pastel, acrylic, oil and mixed media, many different subjects including local scenes. Coffee and cakes available to purchase on the opening Saturday 17th August. Free event.

UK Fluid Art Retreat

Sandyholme Beach Road, Studland, Dorset

The First Fluid Art Retreat Comes to Dorset A weekend packed full of inspirational talks and creative workshops Friday 11th to Sunday 13th October We are excited to announce our upcoming UK Fluid Art Event at the end of October. This will be a weekend packed full inspirational talks and creative workshops in the most […]