Purbeck Events

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Easter Egg Hunt at Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island Poole Harbour, Poole

Have your very own woodland adventure this Easter at Brownsea Island. Follow our interactive trail, try your hand at activities along the way. Discover all about birds and their amazing lives, try on a giant bird head and flap your wings. Race your family in the bug and spoon race, test your throwing skills with […]

Choral Eucharist

St Peter's Church (Dorchester) High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset

You are warmly invited to our monthly, cathedral-style service of Choral Eucharist on Sunday 14th April at 10.30am in St Peter’s Church, Dorchester. The music includes: Harris ‘Holy is the true light’, Gabrielli ‘Missa brevis in F’ and ‘Ave regina caelorum’ by Samuel Wesley. All are very welcome to this free service and for refreshments […]

Bob Harris and Colin Hall – The Songs The Beatles Gave Away

Purbeck School Worgret Road, Wareham

BBC’s Bob Harris and author/music journalist Colin Hall's intimate speaking tour based around their mutual love and appreciation of The Beatles, including a rare archive from Bob Harris’ collection of interviews with Lennon & McCartney. By 1963 the pair had written so many songs they simply couldn’t all be accommodated on just their own Beatles […]

Early Bird Walk and Breakfast

Brownsea Island Poole Harbour, Poole

A ranger from the Dorset Wildlife Trust team will lead you on a wander around the island, lakes and lagoon. Experience the peace and tranquillity of the island and listen out for the sounds of the unique wildlife as they busy about their day. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious breakfast roll and hot beverage in our […]

Free Lunchtime Concert

St Peter's Church (Dorchester) High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset

Join us at St Peter's Church, Dorchester on Saturday 20th April between 12.30 and 1pm for our monthly lunchtime concert. Dorchester-based baritone, Stefan Oakes, accompanied by pianist, Peter Oakes, will perform a programme of operatic arias. Enjoy a wonderful half hour of music with us in the midst of your busy Saturday. Admission is free […]

Choral Evensong

St Peter's Church (Dorchester) High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset

You are warmly invited to our monthly, cathedral-style service of Choral Evensong on Saturday 27th April at 4.30pm in St Peter’s Church, Dorchester. The music, which commemorates 100 years since the death of Charles Villiers Stanford, includes his ‘Beati quorum via’, ‘Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in G’ and ‘The Lord is my shepherd’ along with […]

Early morning Yoga and breakfast

Brownsea Island Poole Harbour, Poole

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 […]

Fran & Flora

Sandy Hill Arts Sandy Hill Lane, Corfe Castle

Performance under marquee by multi-award-nominated experimental/folk duo Fran & Flora, captivating audiences with their reinventions of traditional Eastern European melodies and songs. Francesca Ter-Berg (cello/vox) and Flora Curzon (violin/vox) draw inspiration from archival recordings, recovered manuscripts and studying with traditional masters, infusing source material with drones, loops, free improvisation and electronics to create a ‘border-defying’ […]

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Choral Eucharist

St Peter's Church (Dorchester) High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset

You are warmly invited to our monthly, cathedral-style service of Choral Eucharist on Sunday 12th May at 10.30am in St Peter’s Church, Dorchester. The music, to mark Ascensiontide, includes: Croft ‘God is gone up’, Mozart ‘Missa brevis in D K.194’ and ‘Ubi caritas’ by Ole Gjeilo. All are very welcome to this free service and […]

Animal poo trail

Brownsea Island Poole Harbour, Poole

Have fun this half term as you follow our interactive trail and learn some fascinating facts about animal poo. Follow our unique and quirky trail dedicated to animal droppings. Animals in the wild see poo as something valuable – it can be used, reused, recycled, and even played with. Have fun doing different activities as […]

Purbeck Art Weeks Festival

Rollington Barn Corfe Castle, Dorset

During PAW 2024 you can expect an array of experiences across Purbeck, from eclectic exhibitions to Open Studios, captivating concerts and events, and even some surprises sprinkled along the way. This year's PAW Festival takes place from 25 May - 9 June. Prepare to be immersed in artistic wonder as painters, sculptors, textile artists, metalworkers, […]

Choral Evensong for Pentecost

St Peter's Church (Dorchester) High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset

You are warmly invited to our monthly, cathedral-style service of Choral Evensong on Saturday 25th May at 4.30pm in St Peter’s Church, Dorchester. The music, which marks Pentecost, includes Gibbons ‘Come Holy Ghost’, William Matthias ‘Jesus College Service’, Ayleward ‘Preces and responses’ and Elgar ‘The spirit of the Lord’. Do join us for this free […]