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Events Diary - April  2020

1st 
Bluebird Coach Tour Various times
Italian Dolomites - Houseparty - free bar! Ffi: 01305 782353
29 March to 05 April
2nd 
Bluebird Coach Tour Various times
Italian Dolomites - Houseparty - free bar! Ffi: 01305 782353
29 March to 05 April
  
'Blitz!' Various times
Swanage Musical Theatre Company presents, at The Mowlem Theatre. Adults £14, Concess £13, Children £8. Ffi 01929 422239 / mowlemtheatre.co.uk
02 April to 04 April
  
Wareham Town Council Meeting 19:00
Annual Meeting. Held in the Town Hall, East st, Wareham. Doors open at 6.30.
  
Blitz - Swanage Musical Theatre Company 19:30
At The Mowlem Theatre, Swanage.
02 April to 04 April
3rd 
Bluebird Coach Tour Various times
Italian Dolomites - Houseparty - free bar! Ffi: 01305 782353
29 March to 05 April
  
'Blitz!' Various times
Swanage Musical Theatre Company presents, at The Mowlem Theatre. Adults £14, Concess £13, Children £8. Ffi 01929 422239 / mowlemtheatre.co.uk
02 April to 04 April
  
Blitz - Swanage Musical Theatre Company 19:30
At The Mowlem Theatre, Swanage.
02 April to 04 April
  
Swanage Photographic Society 19:30
Meets in the Rectory classroom, Church Hill for:  Theme Boards (prints) – ‘Open’  and  The Ken Moore trophy – outing images ‘open’ Judges – Members   Visitors welcome, ffi:  www.swanagephotographicsociety.com  or 01929 426268
4th 
Bluebird Coach Tour Various times
Italian Dolomites - Houseparty - free bar! Ffi: 01305 782353
29 March to 05 April
  
'Blitz!' Various times
Swanage Musical Theatre Company presents, at The Mowlem Theatre. Adults £14, Concess £13, Children £8. Ffi 01929 422239 / mowlemtheatre.co.uk
02 April to 04 April
  
Blitz - Swanage Musical Theatre Company 19:30
At The Mowlem Theatre, Swanage.
02 April to 04 April
  
King George's 5K 09:00
A free informal 5k walk, jog or run, Victoria Ave, Swanage. All welcome. Ffi: Pete Smith 07876 567584.
  
Tea on the Green Open Day 10:00 to 17:00
At Beachgardens, Swanage. Play the 18 hole putting green free of charge! Free tennis all day, adult and junior coaching, games.
  
Swanage Pier Easter Trail 10:00 to 16:00
 We have two amazing Easter trails on the Pier this year depending on your age. The Easter Bunny has hidden twelve Easter posters for you to find or follow the trail, solving the clues on the Pier. Complete the trail and claim your prize! £1.00 per child Adult admission to the Pier applies Email:  activities@swanagepiertrust.com
04 April to 19 April
  
Adult Stone Engraving 10:00 to 13:00
At Burngate Stonecarving Centre. £50 per adult. Ffi: 01929 439405.
  
Porchlight Smokers 20:00
Live acts at the Square & Compass, Worth Matravers. Ffi: 01929 439229
5th 
Bluebird Coach Tour Various times
Italian Dolomites - Houseparty - free bar! Ffi: 01305 782353
29 March to 05 April
  
Swanage Pier Easter Trail 10:00 to 16:00
 We have two amazing Easter trails on the Pier this year depending on your age. The Easter Bunny has hidden twelve Easter posters for you to find or follow the trail, solving the clues on the Pier. Complete the trail and claim your prize! £1.00 per child Adult admission to the Pier applies Email:  activities@swanagepiertrust.com
04 April to 19 April
  
Stillhouse Junkies 14:00
Live acts at the Square & Compass, Worth Matravers. Ffi: 01929 439229
6th 
Swanage Pier Easter Trail 10:00 to 16:00
 We have two amazing Easter trails on the Pier this year depending on your age. The Easter Bunny has hidden twelve Easter posters for you to find or follow the trail, solving the clues on the Pier. Complete the trail and claim your prize! £1.00 per child Adult admission to the Pier applies Email:  activities@swanagepiertrust.com
04 April to 19 April
  
The WW2 Tanks that Swam 10:00 to 11:30
 The seabed off the Dorset coast holds many secrets, often only revealed when divers have explored them. Local diver and amateur historian, Nick Reed, will give an illustrated talk about the top secret Valentine tanks, that sunk during WW2 in Studland Bay. Nick will talk about the work carried out by the Isle of Purbeck Sub Aqua Club during their award winning, two year Valentine 75 Project. £3.50 per adult, to include a tea or coffee Due to limited space. Ffi:  activities@swanagepiertrust.com  or call 01929 425 871 to book . Email:  activities@swanagepiertrust.com
  
Swanage Poets 14:00
Meet at the art workshop in Commercial Road (just past Chococo). Everyone who writes poems, or just loves poetry, is welcome. We meet monthly. Ffi:  sdm.early@gmail.com
  
The WW2 Tanks that Swam 14:00 to 15:30
 The seabed off the Dorset coast holds many secrets, often only revealed when divers have explored them. Local diver and amateur historian, Nick Reed, will give an illustrated talk about the top secret Valentine tanks, that sunk during WW2 in Studland Bay. Nick will talk about the work carried out by the Isle of Purbeck Sub Aqua Club during their award winning, two year Valentine 75 Project. £3.50 per adult, to include a tea or coffee Due to limited space. Ffi:  activities@swanagepiertrust.com  or call 01929 425 871 to book . Email:  activities@swanagepiertrust.com
  
Slow Americana Jam 20:00 to 22:00
At The Drax Arms, Bere Regis  -  Slow Jam for acoustic Instruments, aimed at beginners to advance players, typically playing Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, etc. - banjo, guitar, fiddle, etc.
7th 
Swanage Pier Easter Trail 10:00 to 16:00
 We have two amazing Easter trails on the Pier this year depending on your age. The Easter Bunny has hidden twelve Easter posters for you to find or follow the trail, solving the clues on the Pier. Complete the trail and claim your prize! £1.00 per child Adult admission to the Pier applies Email:  activities@swanagepiertrust.com
04 April to 19 April
  
Food and Art Various times
At The Italian Kitchen, Wareham. Ffi: 01929 550990.
07 April to 09 April
  
Family Have a go at Stone Carving 10:00 to 12:00
At Burngate Stonecarving Centre. £30 per adult, £17.50 per child. Ffi: 01929 439405.
  
Swanage Pier History Walk 10:30 to 11:00
Enjoy a tour following in the footsteps of the Victorians in a stroll along the pier, a pleasure that has been enjoyed by generations. Tours start at the gatehouse, normal admission applies to the Pier. Ffi:t  activities@swanagepiertrust.com  or 01929 425 871 Email:  activities@swanagepiertrust.com
8th 
Swanage Pier Easter Trail 10:00 to 16:00
 We have two amazing Easter trails on the Pier this year depending on your age. The Easter Bunny has hidden twelve Easter posters for you to find or follow the trail, solving the clues on the Pier. Complete the trail and claim your prize! £1.00 per child Adult admission to the Pier applies Email:  activities@swanagepiertrust.com
04 April to 19 April
  
Food and Art Various times
At The Italian Kitchen, Wareham. Ffi: 01929 550990.
07 April to 09 April
  
Family Have a go at Stone Carving 10:00 to 12:00
At Burngate Stonecarving Centre. £30 per adult, £17.50 per child. Ffi: 01929 439405.
08 April to 09 April
9th 
Swanage Pier Easter Trail 10:00 to 16:00
 We have two amazing Easter trails on the Pier this year depending on your age. The Easter Bunny has hidden twelve Easter posters for you to find or follow the trail, solving the clues on the Pier. Complete the trail and claim your prize! £1.00 per child Adult admission to the Pier applies Email:  activities@swanagepiertrust.com
04 April to 19 April
  
Food and Art Various times
At The Italian Kitchen, Wareham. Ffi: 01929 550990.
07 April to 09 April
  
Family Have a go at Stone Carving 10:00 to 12:00
At Burngate Stonecarving Centre. £30 per adult, £17.50 per child. Ffi: 01929 439405.
08 April to 09 April
10th 
Swanage Pier Easter Trail 10:00 to 16:00
 We have two amazing Easter trails on the Pier this year depending on your age. The Easter Bunny has hidden twelve Easter posters for you to find or follow the trail, solving the clues on the Pier. Complete the trail and claim your prize! £1.00 per child Adult admission to the Pier applies Email:  activities@swanagepiertrust.com
04 April to 19 April
  
Easter Makers Market 10:00 to 16:30
At Burngate Stonecarving Centre.  Ffi: 01929 439405.
10 April to 13 April
11th 
Swanage Pier Easter Trail 10:00 to 16:00
 We have two amazing Easter trails on the Pier this year depending on your age. The Easter Bunny has hidden twelve Easter posters for you to find or follow the trail, solving the clues on the Pier. Complete the trail and claim your prize! £1.00 per child Adult admission to the Pier applies Email:  activities@swanagepiertrust.com
04 April to 19 April
  
Easter Makers Market 10:00 to 16:30
At Burngate Stonecarving Centre.  Ffi: 01929 439405.
10 April to 13 April
  
Crazy Pony 20:00
Live acts at the Square & Compass, Worth Matravers. Ffi: 01929 439229
  
Rapport Live band 21:00 to 23:00
At The Drax Arms, Bere Regis - covering Queen, Dire Straits, Rolling Stones and many more foot tapping tunes.
12th 
Swanage Pier Easter Trail 10:00 to 16:00
 We have two amazing Easter trails on the Pier this year depending on your age. The Easter Bunny has hidden twelve Easter posters for you to find or follow the trail, solving the clues on the Pier. Complete the trail and claim your prize! £1.00 per child Adult admission to the Pier applies Email:  activities@swanagepiertrust.com
04 April to 19 April
  
Easter Makers Market 10:00 to 16:30
At Burngate Stonecarving Centre.  Ffi: 01929 439405.
10 April to 13 April
  
Easter Sunday Carvery Various times
At The Grand Hotel, Swanage. Book a table on 01929 423353.
  
Easter Three Course Luches 12:00
At Isle of Purbeck Golf Club. Booking essential. Ffi: 01929 450361.
13th 
Swanage Pier Easter Trail 10:00 to 16:00
 We have two amazing Easter trails on the Pier this year depending on your age. The Easter Bunny has hidden twelve Easter posters for you to find or follow the trail, solving the clues on the Pier. Complete the trail and claim your prize! £1.00 per child Adult admission to the Pier applies Email:  activities@swanagepiertrust.com
04 April to 19 April
  
Easter Makers Market 10:00 to 16:30
At Burngate Stonecarving Centre.  Ffi: 01929 439405.
10 April to 13 April
  
Easter Fun on Swanage Pier 10:30 to 15:30
The Easter Bunny will be on the Pier at - 11.00am-11.30am; 12.15pm - 12.45pm; 1.45pm - 2.15pm; 3.00pm.- 3.30pm - We have two amazing Easter trails* depending on your age. The Easter Bunny has hidden twelve Easter posters for you to find or follow the trail, solving the clues on the Pier. Complete the trail and claim your prize! - Fantastic Craft Activities*, including making and colouring in an Easter Bunny or Chick. - Catch a Crazy Crab* – come and find out how to go crabbing safely. There will be some crabbing lines and buckets you can borrow but if you have your own then please bring them along (no hooks please). Bait will be provided. No need to book, just turn up. *£1.00 per child per activity Normal adult admission applies to the Pier Email:  activities@swanagepiertrust.com
14th 
Swanage Pier Easter Trail 10:00 to 16:00
 We have two amazing Easter trails on the Pier this year depending on your age. The Easter Bunny has hidden twelve Easter posters for you to find or follow the trail, solving the clues on the Pier. Complete the trail and claim your prize! £1.00 per child Adult admission to the Pier applies Email:  activities@swanagepiertrust.com
04 April to 19 April
  
Family Have a go at Stone Carving 10:00 to 12:00
At Burngate Stonecarving Centre. £30 per adult, £17.50 per child. Ffi: 01929 439405.
14 April to 16 April
  
Purbeck Parkinson’s Meetings 14:00 to 16:00
All Saints Church Hall Swanage 2pm till 4pm FFI – T. Lander 01929 425970 or D. Peters 01929 551962
  
Wareham Town Council Meeting 19:00
In the Council Chamber at the Town Hall. FFi: 01929 553006 or www.wareham-tc.gov.uk
15th 
Swanage Pier Easter Trail 10:00 to 16:00
 We have two amazing Easter trails on the Pier this year depending on your age. The Easter Bunny has hidden twelve Easter posters for you to find or follow the trail, solving the clues on the Pier. Complete the trail and claim your prize! £1.00 per child Adult admission to the Pier applies Email:  activities@swanagepiertrust.com
04 April to 19 April
  
Family Have a go at Stone Carving 10:00 to 12:00
At Burngate Stonecarving Centre. £30 per adult, £17.50 per child. Ffi: 01929 439405.
14 April to 16 April
  
Charity Bingo Night 18:30
At The Trinity Club, Dorchester. 
16th 
Swanage Pier Easter Trail 10:00 to 16:00
 We have two amazing Easter trails on the Pier this year depending on your age. The Easter Bunny has hidden twelve Easter posters for you to find or follow the trail, solving the clues on the Pier. Complete the trail and claim your prize! £1.00 per child Adult admission to the Pier applies Email:  activities@swanagepiertrust.com
04 April to 19 April
  
Family Have a go at Stone Carving 10:00 to 12:00
At Burngate Stonecarving Centre. £30 per adult, £17.50 per child. Ffi: 01929 439405.
14 April to 16 April
17th 
Swanage Pier Easter Trail 10:00 to 16:00
 We have two amazing Easter trails on the Pier this year depending on your age. The Easter Bunny has hidden twelve Easter posters for you to find or follow the trail, solving the clues on the Pier. Complete the trail and claim your prize! £1.00 per child Adult admission to the Pier applies Email:  activities@swanagepiertrust.com
04 April to 19 April
  
Dr. Phil Judkins Purbeck’s Navy 14:00
A talk at Corfe Castle Community Library.
  
Swanage Photographic Society 19:30
Meets in the Rectory classroom, Church Hill for:  Members essays and pictures. Pus critique   Visitors welcome, ffi:  www.swanagephotographicsociety.com  or 01929 426268
  
Iduma Quartet 20:00
Live acts at the Square & Compass, Worth Matravers. Ffi: 01929 439229
18th 
Swanage Pier Easter Trail 10:00 to 16:00
 We have two amazing Easter trails on the Pier this year depending on your age. The Easter Bunny has hidden twelve Easter posters for you to find or follow the trail, solving the clues on the Pier. Complete the trail and claim your prize! £1.00 per child Adult admission to the Pier applies Email:  activities@swanagepiertrust.com
04 April to 19 April
  
Terrarium Workshop 10:00 to 12:00
At Burngate Stonecarving Centre. 'Open Succulent & Cacti Terrarium', £40 pp, all included. Ffi: www.terrafic.co.uk  
  
'Dorset Wanderland' 13:00 to 17:00
A Live art trail at Durlston Country Park. 
19th 
Swanage Pier Easter Trail 10:00 to 16:00
 We have two amazing Easter trails on the Pier this year depending on your age. The Easter Bunny has hidden twelve Easter posters for you to find or follow the trail, solving the clues on the Pier. Complete the trail and claim your prize! £1.00 per child Adult admission to the Pier applies Email:  activities@swanagepiertrust.com
04 April to 19 April
20th 
Bluebird Coach Tour Various times
Holland: Tulip train. Ffi: 01305 782353
20 April to 24 April
  
Swanage Annual Parish Meeting 19:00
At The Centre, Chapel Lane, Swanage.
21st 
Bluebird Coach Tour Various times
Holland: Tulip train. Ffi: 01305 782353
20 April to 24 April
  
Folk Night 20:00 to 22:00
At The Drax Arms, Bere Regis -  Featuring: Purbeck Storm, McFlute, Andrew Helson and Alan Winter.
22nd 
Bluebird Coach Tour Various times
Holland: Tulip train. Ffi: 01305 782353
20 April to 24 April
  
Public Meeting 19:00 to 20:30
At The Emmanuel Baptist Church. The Community Housing Project would like people top get involved in driving the project forward in Swanage. All welcome.
23rd 
Bluebird Coach Tour Various times
Holland: Tulip train. Ffi: 01305 782353
20 April to 24 April
  
Open Mic Night 21:00 to 23:00
At The Drax Arms, Bere Regis.   
24th 
Bluebird Coach Tour Various times
Holland: Tulip train. Ffi: 01305 782353
20 April to 24 April
  
Diesel Gala & Beer Festival Various times
At Swanage Railway. 
24 April to 26 April
  
Swanage Pier History Walk 15:00 to 15:30
Enjoy a tour following in the footsteps of the Victorians in a stroll along the pier, a pleasure that has been enjoyed by generations. Tours start at the gatehouse, normal admission applies to the Pier. Ffi:t  activities@swanagepiertrust.com  or 01929 425 871 Email:  activities@swanagepiertrust.com
  
Quiz Night 19:30
At The Isle of Purbeck Golf Club. £1 entry.
  
Julu & Heg 20:00
Live acts at the Square & Compass, Worth Matravers. Ffi: 01929 439229
25th 
Diesel Gala & Beer Festival Various times
At Swanage Railway. 
24 April to 26 April
  
Adult Stone Carving 10:00 to 16:00
At Burngate Stonecarving Centre. £80 per adult. Ffi: 01929 439405.
  
Woodwork & Metalwork Exhibition 10:30 to 16:00
At Shop Dorset Makers, Creech, Wareham.
25 April to 03 May
  
"Celebrating the Living Soil" 10:30 to 13:00
Half Day Conference at the United Church, Dorchester.
  
Cabarats 20:00
Live acts at the Square & Compass, Worth Matravers. Ffi: 01929 439229
26th 
Diesel Gala & Beer Festival Various times
At Swanage Railway. 
24 April to 26 April
  
Woodwork & Metalwork Exhibition 10:30 to 16:00
At Shop Dorset Makers, Creech, Wareham.
25 April to 03 May
  
Kingston Maurwood College Open Morning 10:00 to 14:00
Dorchester DT2 8PY. Ffi: 01305 215215
  
Manos Puestos 14:00
Live acts at the Square & Compass, Worth Matravers. Ffi: 01929 439229
27th 
Woodwork & Metalwork Exhibition 10:30 to 16:00
At Shop Dorset Makers, Creech, Wareham.
25 April to 03 May
28th 
Woodwork & Metalwork Exhibition 10:30 to 16:00
At Shop Dorset Makers, Creech, Wareham.
25 April to 03 May
29th 
Woodwork & Metalwork Exhibition 10:30 to 16:00
At Shop Dorset Makers, Creech, Wareham.
25 April to 03 May
  
Josh Harty 20:00
Live acts at the Square & Compass, Worth Matravers. Ffi: 01929 439229
30th 
Woodwork & Metalwork Exhibition 10:30 to 16:00
At Shop Dorset Makers, Creech, Wareham.
25 April to 03 May
  
Bluebird Coach Tour Various times
Mystery Tour - Includes ALL admission fees. Ffi: 01305 782353
30 April to 03 May
  
Bluebird Coach Tour Various times
Mystery Tour - Includes ALL admission fees. Ffi: 01305 782353
30 April to 03 May