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Lunchtime Concert in Lent – Pergolesi ‘Stabat Mater’

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

Join us at St Peter's Church, Dorchester on Saturday 16th March between 12.30 and 1pm for our lunchtime concert in Lent, when we offer a performance of Pergolesi’s ‘Stabat Mater’. This plaintive choral masterpiece will be sung by vocal consort. Spend a truly restful and reflective half an hour with us in the midst of […]

Choral Eucharist for Passion Sunday

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

You are warmly invited to our monthly, cathedral-style service of Choral Eucharist on Passion Sunday 17th March at 10.30am in St Peter’s Church, Dorchester. The music includes: Mozart’s ‘Missa brevis in C, K.259’, J.S. Bach’s ‘O große Lieb’ and ‘An Irish Blessing’ by Philip Stopford. All are very welcome to this free service and for […]

Easter Egg Hunt at Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island Poole Harbour, Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom

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 Evensong for Passiontide

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 23rd March at 4.30pm in St Peter’s Church, Dorchester. The music includes Lotti’s ‘Crucifixus a8’, Sumsion’s ‘Preces & Responses’, Wood’s ‘Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in D’ and Bainton’s ‘And I saw a new heaven’. Do join us for this free event […]

Choral Eucharist for Easter Sunday

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

You are warmly invited to our cathedral-style service of Choral Eucharist on Easter Sunday 31st March at 10.30am in St Peter’s Church, Dorchester. The music includes: Haydn’s ‘Little Organ Mass’, Harris’s ‘This joyful Eastertide’ and ‘Ye choirs of new Jerusalem’ by Stanford. All are very welcome to this free service and for refreshments afterwards.

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. These exciting new events will run on each Friday and Saturday of every school holiday. From wood carving, fire lighting skills, animal tracking to foraging and den building, the sessions will vary according to the season. […]

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, Dorset, United Kingdom

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 […]

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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