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Events Diary - April  2019

1st 
Flying Scotsman on static display Various times
At Corfe Castle Station.
27 March to 10 April
2nd 
Flying Scotsman on static display Various times
At Corfe Castle Station.
27 March to 10 April
  
Celebration of Purbeck Art & Italian Cuisine 11:00 to 17:00
At The Italian Kitchen & The Italian Bakery, South st, Wareham.
02 April to 04 April
3rd 
Flying Scotsman on static display Various times
At Corfe Castle Station.
27 March to 10 April
  
Celebration of Purbeck Art & Italian Cuisine 11:00 to 17:00
At The Italian Kitchen & The Italian Bakery, South st, Wareham.
02 April to 04 April
4th 
Flying Scotsman on static display Various times
At Corfe Castle Station.
27 March to 10 April
  
Celebration of Purbeck Art & Italian Cuisine 11:00 to 17:00
At The Italian Kitchen & The Italian Bakery, South st, Wareham.
02 April to 04 April
  
Litter Free Coast & sea Exhibition Various times
At Durlston Country Park. 
04 April to 21 April
5th 
Flying Scotsman on static display Various times
At Corfe Castle Station.
27 March to 10 April
  
Litter Free Coast & sea Exhibition Various times
At Durlston Country Park. 
04 April to 21 April
  
Easter Trail Various times
At Durlston Country Park. Activity for kids, £3.
05 April to 23 April
  
Swanage Photographic Society 19:30
Meets in the Rectory classroom, Church Hill for:  Theme boards (prints) – ‘Open’  and  The Ken Moore Trophy – ‘Open’  Judge: Members.   Visitors welcome, ffi:  www.swanagephotographicsociety.com  or 01929 423841  
6th 
Flying Scotsman on static display Various times
At Corfe Castle Station.
27 March to 10 April
  
Litter Free Coast & sea Exhibition Various times
At Durlston Country Park. 
04 April to 21 April
  
Easter Trail Various times
At Durlston Country Park. Activity for kids, £3.
05 April to 23 April
  
Spring Exhibition Various times
In the Gallery at 41, Esat st, Corfe Castle.
06 April to 11 May
  
Open Day 10:00 to 17:00
At Beach Gardens, Swanage. Putting Green and 'Tea on the Green. Play 18 holes free of charge.
  
Engraving Skills with Val Quinn 10:00 to 13:00
At Burngate Stonecarving Centre. £50 per adult.
  
Wareham Museum Grand Opening 14:00
 Fun activities for kids, refreshments, entrance free.  www.wtm.org.uk  
  
John Maddock's Madmen 19:00
At Harman's Cross Village Hall. Doors open for bar 7pm. Tickets £12 from the hall, or 01929 422215.
  
Celebration of English Music 19:30
At St Mary's Church, Swanage.  Tickets £10 in advance, from choir members or Corben's. £12 on the door. 
  
Count Bobo 20:00
Live acts at the Square & Compass, Worth Matravers. Ffi: 01929 439229
7th 
Flying Scotsman on static display Various times
At Corfe Castle Station.
27 March to 10 April
  
Litter Free Coast & sea Exhibition Various times
At Durlston Country Park. 
04 April to 21 April
  
Easter Trail Various times
At Durlston Country Park. Activity for kids, £3.
05 April to 23 April
  
Spring Exhibition Various times
In the Gallery at 41, Esat st, Corfe Castle.
06 April to 11 May
  
Dorset Countryside Volunteers Various times
At Tyneham (Purbeck) where we will be helping look after this historic deserted village. We welcome new people interested in caring for this very special place. For details see  www.dcv.org.uk , email  DCVpublicity@gmail.com , or text or message 07923-498760 for us to contact you.
  
Clean Up Corfe Litter Pick (Litter-free Purbeck) 10:00
Meet at the National Trust Tea Rooms. Ffi litterfreepurbeck@gmail.co.uk
  
Spring has Sprung - Spring Wildlife Walk 14:00
At Durlston Country Park. £3.
8th 
Flying Scotsman on static display Various times
At Corfe Castle Station.
27 March to 10 April
  
Litter Free Coast & sea Exhibition Various times
At Durlston Country Park. 
04 April to 21 April
  
Easter Trail Various times
At Durlston Country Park. Activity for kids, £3.
05 April to 23 April
  
Spring Exhibition Various times
In the Gallery at 41, Esat st, Corfe Castle.
06 April to 11 May
  
Beachcombing Crafts 14:30
At Durlston Country Park. Please book, £3.
  
Purbeck Railway Circle 19:30
Meets at Harmans Cross Village Hall for  “A Wander round the West Country”.  A presentation by Colin Stone. Refreshments and railway raffle. Doors open 7pm.   Ffi 421 913. Everyone is welcome.  
9th 
Flying Scotsman on static display Various times
At Corfe Castle Station.
27 March to 10 April
  
Litter Free Coast & sea Exhibition Various times
At Durlston Country Park. 
04 April to 21 April
  
Easter Trail Various times
At Durlston Country Park. Activity for kids, £3.
05 April to 23 April
  
Spring Exhibition Various times
In the Gallery at 41, Esat st, Corfe Castle.
06 April to 11 May
  
Family Have a go at Stone Carving 10:00 to 12:00
At Burngate Stonecarving Centre. £30 per adult, £17.50 per child. Booking essential. Ffi: 01929 439405.
09 April to 11 April
  
The Purbeck Carers Group 10:30 to 12:00
We meet on the 2 nd  Tuesday of each month in a private room, Wareham Library.  On behalf of everyone you are most welcome.  The groups ethos is with friendship and information to support carers with varied speakers to empower your caring role, over a cup of tea.   Ffi: Marilyn Butler 01929 553826 or 07785741733
  
Purbeck Parkinson’s Meetings 14:00 to 16:00
At All Saints Church, Swanage. Ffi: 01929 425970 or 01929 551962.
  
Bottle Rockets! 14:00
At Durlston Country Park. Bring a pop bottle and get creative, booking essential, £3.
  
Bottle Rockets! 15:30
At Durlston Country Park. Bring a pop bottle and get creative, booking essential, £3.
10th 
Flying Scotsman on static display Various times
At Corfe Castle Station.
27 March to 10 April
  
Litter Free Coast & sea Exhibition Various times
At Durlston Country Park. 
04 April to 21 April
  
Easter Trail Various times
At Durlston Country Park. Activity for kids, £3.
05 April to 23 April
  
Spring Exhibition Various times
In the Gallery at 41, Esat st, Corfe Castle.
06 April to 11 May
  
Family Have a go at Stone Carving 10:00 to 12:00
At Burngate Stonecarving Centre. £30 per adult, £17.50 per child. Booking essential. Ffi: 01929 439405.
09 April to 11 April
  
Christian Aid Lunch 12:30 to 13:30
At the URC.  Suggested minimum donation £5 also Traidcraft stall. All welcome. Ffi: Email:  asalter83@live.co.uk
11th 
Litter Free Coast & sea Exhibition Various times
At Durlston Country Park. 
04 April to 21 April
  
Easter Trail Various times
At Durlston Country Park. Activity for kids, £3.
05 April to 23 April
  
Spring Exhibition Various times
In the Gallery at 41, Esat st, Corfe Castle.
06 April to 11 May
  
Family Have a go at Stone Carving 10:00 to 12:00
At Burngate Stonecarving Centre. £30 per adult, £17.50 per child. Booking essential. Ffi: 01929 439405.
09 April to 11 April
12th 
Litter Free Coast & sea Exhibition Various times
At Durlston Country Park. 
04 April to 21 April
  
Easter Trail Various times
At Durlston Country Park. Activity for kids, £3.
05 April to 23 April
  
Spring Exhibition Various times
In the Gallery at 41, Esat st, Corfe Castle.
06 April to 11 May
  
Easter Chase 10:30
At Durlston Country Park. Catch the Easter bunny on this fun running event for ages 7-11. £2 suggested donation, 10am registration.
  
Project Launch Day 11:00 to 15:00
At Durlston Country Park. Try woodland crafts, meet heavy horses, try volunteering, lots of activities to celebrate the Durlston Pleasure Grounds project.
  
Purbeck Society Talks 14:30
In the community room The Mowlem. "The Dorset Fingerposts" A presentation by Roger Bond of a countywide project by Dorset AONB group. doors open at 2pm refreshments available.
  
Amelia White 20:00
Live acts at the Square & Compass, Worth Matravers. Ffi: 01929 439229
13th 
Litter Free Coast & sea Exhibition Various times
At Durlston Country Park. 
04 April to 21 April
  
Easter Trail Various times
At Durlston Country Park. Activity for kids, £3.
05 April to 23 April
  
Spring Exhibition Various times
In the Gallery at 41, Esat st, Corfe Castle.
06 April to 11 May
  
Steak & Lobster Night Various times
At Clavells Restaurant, Kimmeridge.  £29.95 per head, booking essential on 01929 480 701.
  
Wareham Wombles’ Litter Pick (Litter-free Purbeck) 09:30
Meet at Westport House. Ffi litterfreepurbeck@gmail.co.uk
  
Meeting of local Microscopists 10:00 to 15:30
In the Langton Matravers village hall. There will be a variety of microscopes - both ancient and modern - showing a range of subjects from pond and marine life to rocks and fossils. Drop in and chat with the microscopists and check out the specimens; entrance is free. For more details see  www.quekett.org
  
Park to Pier Walk 10:30
From Durlston Country Park. £3
  
Jez Hellard 20:00
Live acts at the Square & Compass, Worth Matravers. Ffi: 01929 439229
14th 
Litter Free Coast & sea Exhibition Various times
At Durlston Country Park. 
04 April to 21 April
  
Easter Trail Various times
At Durlston Country Park. Activity for kids, £3.
05 April to 23 April
  
Spring Exhibition Various times
In the Gallery at 41, Esat st, Corfe Castle.
06 April to 11 May
  
Patch & The Giant 14:00
Live acts at the Square & Compass, Worth Matravers. Ffi: 01929 439229
15th 
Litter Free Coast & sea Exhibition Various times
At Durlston Country Park. 
04 April to 21 April
  
Easter Trail Various times
At Durlston Country Park. Activity for kids, £3.
05 April to 23 April
  
Spring Exhibition Various times
In the Gallery at 41, Esat st, Corfe Castle.
06 April to 11 May
16th 
Litter Free Coast & sea Exhibition Various times
At Durlston Country Park. 
04 April to 21 April
  
Easter Trail Various times
At Durlston Country Park. Activity for kids, £3.
05 April to 23 April
  
Spring Exhibition Various times
In the Gallery at 41, Esat st, Corfe Castle.
06 April to 11 May
  
Family Have a go at Stone Carving 10:00 to 12:00
At Burngate Stonecarving Centre. £30 per adult, £17.50 per child. Booking essential. Ffi: 01929 439405.
16 April to 18 April
  
Wareham Town Council Meeting 19:00
In the Town Hall. Public welcome.
  
Carnival Easter Bingo 19:30
At Swanage Bay View.
17th 
Litter Free Coast & sea Exhibition Various times
At Durlston Country Park. 
04 April to 21 April
  
Easter Trail Various times
At Durlston Country Park. Activity for kids, £3.
05 April to 23 April
  
Spring Exhibition Various times
In the Gallery at 41, Esat st, Corfe Castle.
06 April to 11 May
  
Family Have a go at Stone Carving 10:00 to 12:00
At Burngate Stonecarving Centre. £30 per adult, £17.50 per child. Booking essential. Ffi: 01929 439405.
16 April to 18 April
  
Studland History Group 14:30
Meets in the Village Hall for a talk by Steve Roberts, “Dad’s Army – Fact and Fiction”. All welcome.   Ffi the Secretary 01919 439245.
  
Wareham & District Archaeology & Local History Soc 19:30
Meetings held at Wareham Town Hall. Julian Richards - Stonehenge – old rocks – new theories.
18th 
Litter Free Coast & sea Exhibition Various times
At Durlston Country Park. 
04 April to 21 April
  
Easter Trail Various times
At Durlston Country Park. Activity for kids, £3.
05 April to 23 April
  
Spring Exhibition Various times
In the Gallery at 41, Esat st, Corfe Castle.
06 April to 11 May
  
Family Have a go at Stone Carving 10:00 to 12:00
At Burngate Stonecarving Centre. £30 per adult, £17.50 per child. Booking essential. Ffi: 01929 439405.
16 April to 18 April
19th 
Litter Free Coast & sea Exhibition Various times
At Durlston Country Park. 
04 April to 21 April
  
Easter Trail Various times
At Durlston Country Park. Activity for kids, £3.
05 April to 23 April
  
Spring Exhibition Various times
In the Gallery at 41, Esat st, Corfe Castle.
06 April to 11 May
  
Wareham Easter Beerex Various times
In The Masonic Hall, Wareham.  Tickets online at www.beerex.org.uk
19 April to 20 April
  
Swanage market Opens Various times
Open ALL DAY every Friday this season at Victoria Ave car park.
  
Easter Makers Market 10:00 to 16:30
At Burngate Stonecarving Centre. Woodworking, silver smithing, stone carving, ceramics and more.
19 April to 22 April
  
Swanage Photographic Society 19:30
Meets in the Rectory classroom, Church Hill for:  Members essays and pictures, plus critique.   Visitors welcome, ffi:  www.swanagephotographicsociety.com  or 01929 423841
  
Crooked Weather 20:00
Live acts at the Square & Compass, Worth Matravers. Ffi: 01929 439229
20th 
Litter Free Coast & sea Exhibition Various times
At Durlston Country Park. 
04 April to 21 April
  
Easter Trail Various times
At Durlston Country Park. Activity for kids, £3.
05 April to 23 April
  
Spring Exhibition Various times
In the Gallery at 41, Esat st, Corfe Castle.
06 April to 11 May
  
Wareham Easter Beerex Various times
In The Masonic Hall, Wareham.  Tickets online at www.beerex.org.uk
19 April to 20 April
  
Easter Makers Market 10:00 to 16:30
At Burngate Stonecarving Centre. Woodworking, silver smithing, stone carving, ceramics and more.
19 April to 22 April
21st 
Litter Free Coast & sea Exhibition Various times
At Durlston Country Park. 
04 April to 21 April
  
Easter Trail Various times
At Durlston Country Park. Activity for kids, £3.
05 April to 23 April
  
Spring Exhibition Various times
In the Gallery at 41, Esat st, Corfe Castle.
06 April to 11 May
  
Easter Makers Market 10:00 to 16:30
At Burngate Stonecarving Centre. Woodworking, silver smithing, stone carving, ceramics and more.
19 April to 22 April
  
Art Workshop 11:00
At Durlston Country Park. Drawing with pen and pencil. Booking essential, £20.
22nd 
Easter Trail Various times
At Durlston Country Park. Activity for kids, £3.
05 April to 23 April
  
Spring Exhibition Various times
In the Gallery at 41, Esat st, Corfe Castle.
06 April to 11 May
  
Easter Makers Market 10:00 to 16:30
At Burngate Stonecarving Centre. Woodworking, silver smithing, stone carving, ceramics and more.
19 April to 22 April
  
Table Top Sale (indoors) 10:00 to 13:00
At Moreton Village Hall DT2 8RE. Pre-loved items for sale, refreshments (including home-made cakes), home-made produce all within a relaxing rural setting. Free entry. Easy car parking. Great Bank Holiday day out! Email:  mvhsecretary17@gmail.com
23rd 
Easter Trail Various times
At Durlston Country Park. Activity for kids, £3.
05 April to 23 April
  
Spring Exhibition Various times
In the Gallery at 41, Esat st, Corfe Castle.
06 April to 11 May
  
Carnival Easter Bingo 19:30
At Swanage Bay View.
24th 
Spring Exhibition Various times
In the Gallery at 41, Esat st, Corfe Castle.
06 April to 11 May
  
Dorset Wildlife Trust Talk 19:00
In St Mary’s Church Lytchett Matravers, come and hear one of the Trustees of  Dorset Wildlife Trust talking about: The Living Churchyard Project Local Wildlife The Dorset Wildlife Trust FREE entry but Donations may be given for the restoration of the church.
25th 
Spring Exhibition Various times
In the Gallery at 41, Esat st, Corfe Castle.
06 April to 11 May
  
Probus 2 of Purbeck Various times
New members welcome. Ffi: swanageprobus.org.uk
26th 
Spring Exhibition Various times
In the Gallery at 41, Esat st, Corfe Castle.
06 April to 11 May
  
Save our Village Bells - Restoration Project 19:00
 At Lytchett Matravers St Mary’s Church. Enjoy a glass of wine, listen to our village bells, hear what needs to be done to them to restore them, model Bell demonstration. We are eager to see the 15th Century bell and its younger companions ringing for many more years for services, weddings, funerals and other events. Come and join us to hear the many different ways you could partner us in this exciting venture.  
  
Carnival Ambassador Disco 19:30
At Swanage Bay View. An exciting new role, open to all, age catagories: Age 10- 11, Age 11 - 12, Age 12 - 13. Tickets £3, winning attendee to be selected at random to represent Swanage Carnival throughout the year. Ffi: swanagecarnival.com
  
Confusion's Masterpiece 19:30
A talk at Swanage Catholic Hall, Rempstone rd. Dr Phil Rudkins tells a story of spies, double agents, code breaking, deception and decoy surrounding the D-Day landings.
  
Striking Clock 20:00
Live acts at the Square & Compass, Worth Matravers. Ffi: 01929 439229
27th 
Spring Exhibition Various times
In the Gallery at 41, Esat st, Corfe Castle.
06 April to 11 May
  
Swanage Landers Litter Pick 09:15
Meet at The main Beach Car Park.  Ffi: litterfreepurbeck@gmail.co.uk
  
Great Dorset Beach Clean 10:00
Meet outside the Bull & Boat.
  
Stone Carving 10:00 to 16:00
At Burngate Stonecarving Centre. £80 per adult.
  
Truckstop Honeymoon 20:00
Live acts at the Square & Compass, Worth Matravers. Ffi: 01929 439229
28th 
Spring Exhibition Various times
In the Gallery at 41, Esat st, Corfe Castle.
06 April to 11 May
  
Kingston Maurwood College Open Morning Various times
Pre- register now at kmc.ac.uk/courseinfo/
  
Fun in the Park 11:00 to 16:00
At King George's Field, Swanage. Activities, events and displays put together by local organisations.A Rotary Club Of Swanage & Purbeck event.
  
Truckstop Honeymoon 14:00
Live acts at the Square & Compass, Worth Matravers. Ffi: 01929 439229
29th 
Spring Exhibition Various times
In the Gallery at 41, Esat st, Corfe Castle.
06 April to 11 May
30th 
Spring Exhibition Various times
In the Gallery at 41, Esat st, Corfe Castle.
06 April to 11 May