Dorset Events

Events for the next 30 days appear below. For full listings, please see Dorset events on the Resort Dorset website.

17 Oct 2019 to 19 Oct 2019

Theatre: Strangers on a Train

Wimborne

Wimborne Drama Productions presents STRANGERS ON A TRAIN. by Craig Warner This gripping thriller is based on Patricia Highsmith’s acclaimed novel, which was the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock’s legendary movie. Guy Haines, an ambitious young architect, and Charles Bruno, a charming but spoilt mother’s boy with a taste for drink, meet on a train journey across America. Because they are strangers they ‘can say anything they like’ to one another. A seemingly innocent conversation soon ...

18 Oct 2019 to 19 Oct 2019

Wimborne Oktoberfest

Wimborne

Celebrate the start of autumn in style with quality music from live bands, premium German lagers served in litre steins, drinking games, thigh-slapping, Bavarian bratwursts, pretzel and lots of fun. The Paddock on Poole Road will be transformed into a Bavarian Bierhalle on 18th-19th October offering an authentic German Cultural experience. Wimborne Oktoberfest will take place over three 50-hour sessions: Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening. There are three types of ...

19 Oct 2019 to 20 Oct 2019

Autumn Colours Weekend

Sherborne

Reduced price entry to the gardens. Explore acres of impressive gardens beside the lake and witness the spectacular autumn colours all around you. The tea rooms are open for drinks and a light lunch or cream tea and our gift shop is open for a souvenir of your visit. (A Castle upgrade is available on the day for £4 per person. Children under 16 free.)

15 Oct 2019 to 20 Oct 2019

Dorchester Literary Festival

Dorchester

We have started planning events for this year's festival and some we've confirmed are already on the website. There are more exciting events in the pipeline so keep in touch. We'll also post the latest news on our Facebook page and keep Twitter updated with the latest news. Events last approximately one hour. There will be enough time in between each event to enable you to attend consecutive events, although in some cases you may have to change venues. After every event Waterstones ...

18 Oct 2019 to 20 Oct 2019

Onion Jack Festival

West Bay

French onion sellers, 'Onion Johnnies', will be coming from Brittany to celebrate a free ONION JACK festival from Friday, October 18 until October 20. Events will focus on a marquee on West Bay harbourside with a three-day programme of live French music, theatre and circus performance. There will be the chance to try delicious Breton food and drink (and buy onions!) during the event. Other events are being planned throughout Bridport and West Bay during the weekend. Fun for all ...

20 October 2019

Sounds of the 60s live with Tony Blackburn

Christchurch

An evening at the Regent Centre hosted by Radio 2’s legendary DJ, Tony Blackburn of 60s classics performed live by the Sounds Of The 60s All Star Band & Singers. Every week, more than a million people tune in to BBC Radio 2 to hear Tony Blackburn wax lyrical about the biggest stars of the 60s – With stories and songs from this most loved decade, come along and spend the evening with Tony, as he brings Sounds Of The 60s from the studio to the stage! Tickets: £29.50 (50p of every ...

23 October 2019

BSO: Great American Songbook

Poole

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra perform works by Copland, Barber & Mussorgsky. Rodeo, originally called The Courting at Burnt Ranch, is unique in the extent to which Copland used many traditional American folk tunes practically intact – incorporated for their nostalgia and sense of place, not to mention that they are wonderful songs. It tells the tale of a tomboyish Cowgirl who vies for the attention of the Head Wrangler – a simple tale meant to showcase great dancing, great buffoonery and ...

25 October 2019

An Audience with Lesley Garrett

Christchurch

Join Britain’s most popular soprano for a delightful evening of song, reminiscences and chat. Accompanied by, and in conversation with, Anna Tilbrook, Lesley's behind-the-scenes stories and anecdotes will give audiences a unique insight into her life on the stage. As well as performing on the opera and concert stage both in the UK and internationally, Lesley has recently returned to English National Opera for the world premiere production of Nico Muhly’s Marnie. Last spring she appeared ...

25 October 2019

Shaken' Fright Night

Bournemouth

Shaken' Fright Night - a vintage horror on Oct 25th. Masked adult Halloween event at the Cliff House Hotel; live rock'n'roll and cocktails! About this Event: Join the undead of Southbourne this October to celebrate Halloween 2019! On Friday 25th, from 7:30pm the team behind the Shake'n'Stir vintage festival bring you 'Shaken' Fright Night' at the Cliff House Hotel. Dress up in your finest classic horror outfit for a night of vintage terror, with monster music from Folk & Americana ...

26 October 2019

Beaulieu Fireworks Spectacular

New Forest

One of the largest firework displays in the south on Saturday 26th October, choreographed to music with a range of entertainment for the whole family. Be wowed by a spectacular fireworks display set to a top-secret playlist based on the theme, Out of this World, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Arrive early to enjoy the attractions of Beaulieu, enjoy live entertainment and have fun on old time fairground rides (extra charge applies). We're all set to make this a ...

26 October 2019

Bonfire on the Beach

West Bay

A great evening for all the family. Giant Bonfire Dazzling Fireworks at 8pm Food Bar Live Music Stalls

26 October 2019

Frankenfest

Bournemouth

This year’s event is happening on Fisherman’s Walk. A free fun day for all the family, which stalls, activities, live music, food and drink. This really is a community event and in the ghostly spirit of bringing out all your skeletons in the cupboard for some fun together.

25 Oct 2019 to 26 Oct 2019

Nothe of the Living Dead

Weymouth

Nothe of the Living Dead (a Halloween experience to remember). Interactive zombie experiences taking the Nothe Fort to another level. Though their presentation may vary, each experience shares a common thread – humankind versus zombie – a theme that Nothe of the Living Dead will continue to entertain the visitors who have the courage to participate in this event. Set in one of the UK’s most haunted attractions, Dorset’s Nothe Fort will be an immersive zombie experience that sees ...

26 October 2019

Poole Zombie Fest

Poole

Poole Zombie Fest is a free, fun day of spook-tacular activities taking place on the High Street down to Poole Quay. All visitors are encouraged to wear zombie fancy dress and visit the special effects team and the face painting stand, where experts will be on hand throughout the day to add the finishing touches to costumes, ahead of the Zombie Parade. The free-to-enter Zombie Parade will begin at Falkland Square at approximately 4pm and will travel along the high street and end at ...

26 October 2019

Spooky Halloween Craft Workshops

Weymouth

Have some fun and make spooky decorations with Chesil Creative as they host a day of Halloween-themed craft activities for children and families in Weymouth town centre. On from 11 - 3pm

26 October 2019

The Salzburg Mozart Gala

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth

With its selected choice of masterpieces, that have long since become unmistakable earworms, the Salzburg Mozart Gala is a must-see for classical music enthusiasts. Includes excerpts of works such as Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Don Giovanni or The Marriage of Figaro. “Mozart's music is so pure and beautiful that I regard it as the inner beauty of the universe itself”, Albert Einstein once emphasized. The homage of the K&K Philharmonic to the Salzburg genius promises an unforgettable ...

19 Oct 2019 to 26 Oct 2019

Wimborne Green Festival

Wimborne

Whether you fancy apple pressing, upcycling jewellery, guided nature walks, supporting sustainable initiatives, finding out about reducing food waste and single-use plastic – then Wimborne is the place to be between the 19th and 26th of October. Local community and church groups have joined forces to organise the first town-wide ‘Green Festival’ – a week of engaging environment-themed activities to be held in a variety of venues. Supported by Dorset Council and Wimborne BID, the Festival ...

26 Oct 2019 to 27 Oct 2019

Light Up Swanage Pier

Swanage

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October 6.00pm – 8.00pm Come and be submerged in a colourful lighting display. With the lamp posts illuminated you will be led up to an immersive light show at the end of the Pier. Watch an amazing fire show and glow juggling display, with an array of light-up juggling props, fire-eating and blowing.

24 Oct 2019 to 27 Oct 2019

Sherborne International Film Festival

Sherborne

The Festival not only provides the community of Sherborne with the opportunity to see foreign films which would not otherwise be shown locally, but also to raise funds for charity. We are really looking forward to presenting four days of excellent foreign film entertainment and hope that you will join us. The 11th International Film Festival is held from Thu 24 to Sun 27 October 2019 at the Powell Theatre, Abbey Road, Sherborne.

23 Oct 2019 to 27 Oct 2019

Weymouth Halloween Spooky Market

Weymouth

The spooky market will be in St Thomas Street, New Bond Street and St. Mary Street. If you dress as a spooky pirate or smuggler you might just win a prize from the Pirate King.

29 October 2019

Creepy Crawly Morning at Groves Nurseries

Bridport

Get in the Halloween spirit in the October half term... are you feeling brave enough to come and meet our creepy crawly friends that we have visiting us? Join us in the Ivy House Conservatory to find out more about these exotic animals. World Life Conservation provide an interactive, fun and educational experience. They will inspire learning and both young people and adults will find themselves transfixed as they discover the amazing world of these wonderful creatures. Come along and meet ...

29 October 2019

Firewalk

Weymouth

Weldmar Hospicecare's Firewalk will be the most memorable journey you will ever undertake. Just as the name suggests, this is a barefoot walk over red-hot wood embers measuring around 1200 degrees Fahrenheit! There are no tricks and no special effects. It’s just you and the fire! Some describe the sensation as walking on eggshells others as walking on hot sand. Each walker has their own experience. There is no scarier place to be this Halloween than standing on the edge of a fire pit ...

29 October 2019

Halloween Family Fun & Magic Shows

Wimborne Model Town, Wimborne

Join us at Wimborne Model Town at 12noon and 2pm for our Halloween Fun and Magic Show with Mervyn Cole and the Itchy Witch. Expect a laugh or two, jokes and puppets and even the odd balloon too. There is no extra charge for this event. Do take your seat at least 15 minutes before the performance which lasts about 30 minutes.

29 October 2019

Halloween Family Fun Day

Nothe Fort, Weymouth

Halloween at the Nothe Fort with a Family Fun day for little ones. This year we are doing our Magic Show, Story Telling, Ghost Tours, Face Painting, Craft Making, and much more. This event will not be to scary, however there will be ghost passage tours and stories with the return of Wanda Witchway who will be flying in to perform her special Spookyloopy Magic Show where there'll be lots of Halloween tricks and treats and silly scary fun for boils and ghouls of all ages. You might even get ...

28 Oct 2019 to 29 Oct 2019

Pumpkin Carving at Lulworth

Lulworth

As the nights draw in and Halloween comes around, come and join the Ranger team and carve your own pumpkin. We will provide all you need, Pumpkin and tool. Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th October Time: 11:30am Meet at: Lulworth Cove Visitor Centre (BH20 5RQ) Duration: Approximately 1 hour. Price: £5 per carved pumpkin Accessibility: Full wheelchair access is available. Please call (01929) 400587 or 400155 to book or find out more!

30 October 2019

Meet Shaun the Sheep

Adventure Wonderland, Christchurch

Shaun the Sheep will be the star attraction at Adventure Wonderland during October half-term. Everyone’s favourite sheep, who always manages to find trouble, will join in the fang-tastic celebration of Halloween, always a not-to-be missed week of fun at the park. Shaun will be making personal appearances at intervals throughout the day. So bring your camera or phone to capture the magic.

30 October 2019

Spooktacular Fun at Lemur Landings

Lemur Landings, Poole

Park your brooms at the door as it’s that time of the year again. Get out your hats and broomsticks, wizard wear and ghostly get ups and come and have a fang-tastic time at our Halloween Trick or Treat party on the 30th October. Bang in the middle of Half Term, what better way to keep the kids entertained in a safe, warm and dry environment! Whatever the weather, there’s a spookily good time to be had at Lemur Landings Tickets inlucde: A special appearance from Lewey and Lola, music, fun ...

27 Oct 2019 to 30 Oct 2019

Spooky Fun at Lulworth

Lulworth

Join us for spooktacular half term fun, with lots of themed activities to enjoy! Meet Merlin the magician, play in the leaf pile, hunt the bats or make a spooky mask! There will be plenty to do for all the family to enjoy! Tickets will be available in advance or you can buy on the day!

30 October 2019

Witches, Brooms & Bats

Lulworth

Join the Lulworth Ranger team in an exciting witches' broom making activity, using locally sourced materials, followed by a short talk to introduce you to the wonderful world of UK bats, dispelling some of the myths surrounding these incredible flying mammals. Working with wood and rough materials you may want to bring thin gardening gloves, although these are not essential. Tea, coffee and toilets will be available. Venue: Lulworth Cove Visitor Centre Time: 2pm Duration: One hour. ...

31 October 2019

Beastly Monsters and Monstrous Beasts

Highcliffe Castle, Christchurch

An original show for children and young families. In this original theatrical show produced for children and young families, we invite you to join Alice Quatermain as she recounts several of her daring escapades from the Edwardian era. Be thrilled as you encounter marauding monsters, deadly dinosaurs and fiendish fauna! Suzy Celensu appears in this one-woman show. The high-energy steampunk yarn is written by Jonathan Goodwin, and directed by Gary Archer. Venue: Highcliffe Castle, ...

31 October 2019

Drinks in the Clink: Spells in the Cells

Dorchester

This is a brilliant and unique night out for any school of wizardry fan…. The evening begins with a serving of Butterbeer, a truly tasty beverage straight from the books. From there, things get even boozier with just a swish and a flick. We invite you to try your hand at mixing potions, and yes, they are whipped up in a cauldron. Using a set of ingredients sourced from ancient magick textbooks, you’ll chop, grind, and mix up concoctions such as the Transfiguration Tonic, which you will ...

26 Oct 2019 to 31 Oct 2019

Half-term Pumpkin Fun

Poole

Come along and pick your own pumpkin from our brand new spooky pumpkin tunnel, then carve your most creative designs into it, onsite with our friendly activity team in the Education Centre. £5.99 per pumpkin, and booking is essential through the website below.

31 October 2019

Halloween Family Fun & Magic Shows

Wimborne Model Town, Wimborne

Join us at Wimborne Model Town at 12noon and 2pm for Mervyn Cole's last Family Fun and Magic Shows for 2019. It's Halloween so expect some harmless spooky fun with Itchy Witch, magic, puppets and the odd balloon or two. There is no extra charge for this event. Do take your seat at least 15 minutes before the performance which lasts about 30 minutes.

27 Oct 2019 to 31 Oct 2019

Mapperton Halloween Trail

Mapperton Gardens, Beaminster

Come to Mapperton for a hair-raising Halloween this half-term! Children young and old will enjoy the spine-chilling trail around Mapperton Gardens. Watch out for the spider lair, brave the rats and spooky graveyard to solve the clues and receive a ghoulish treat. The Coach House café will be serving spooky meals including children's lunches, cakes and treats, hot and cold drinks and ice-cream. Ticket prices are £9 each for adults (includes free garden entry) and £5 each for ...

31 October 2019

Russell-Cotes After Dark

Bournemouth

It’s 1901, and the House on Haunted Cliff is for sale. Dare you join the servants for a Halloween viewing? Be warned, all is not as it seems… If you survive, join us in Annie’s Unearthly Apothecary for a restorative drink.Suitable for ages 12+ £9 per person 7pm – 10pm. Not suitable for children under 12 years. To purchase a ticket visit the Welcome Desk, call 01202 451820 or buy online.

01 November 2019

Halloween Bistro on Swanage Railway

Swanage

Get all steamed up on our spooky Halloween Special Bistro dining train! Our special Halloween-inspired menu includes gory delights such as Twisted Intestines and Hellfire Chicken, and if that is not enough our tasty desserts are bound to tempt the devil in anyone! Many of the diners on our ghostly Bistro train enter into the spirit by dressing up in ghoulish fashion. Come and join in the frightening fun. Due to popularity Advanced Booking Is Essential. Don't miss what is sure to be ...

28 Oct 2019 to 01 Nov 2019

Halloween Spooktacular at Farmer Palmers

Wareham

Let our dressed up “BOO CREW” entertain your little ones! There's cauldrons full of family fun to be had down on the farm this Halloween Half Term! Our team are ready to give you ghoulish great service and spooktacular entertainment! Mon - Fri inclusive. Low key fang-tastic family fun for little ones!

31 Oct 2019 to 01 Nov 2019

Shaftesbury Michaelmas Fair

Shaftesbury

On Thursday 31st October 10am - 4pm and Friday 1st November 10am - 4pm we will be holding our annual Michaelmas Fair at St Mary's School in Shaftesbury. We have some familiar faces returning and some great new exhibitors too. This year's Michaelmas Fair will be supporting Wiltshire Air Ambulance, Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance and RNLI Swanage Lifeboat Station.

30 Oct 2019 to 01 Nov 2019

Weymouth Drama Club presents Murdered to Death

Weymouth

Weymouth Drama Club are presenting Murdered to Death by Peter Gordon at the Weymouth Pavilion on 30th and 31st October and 1st November. This hilarious spoof of the best Agatha Christie traditions is set in a country manor house in the 1930s with an assembled cast of characters guaranteed to delight – Bunting, the butler; an English Colonel with the prerequisite stiff upper lip; a Shady French Art Dealer and his Moll, the bumbling Local Police Inspector, and a well meaning Local Sleuth ...

02 November 2019

Bournemouth Fireworks

Bournemouth

The stage is set for Bournemouth’s biggest fireworks party at the Littledown Centre on Saturday, November 2nd. With three top quality displays, including the famous White Knuckle – the South’s loudest and latest fireworks show – the 23rd annual Bournemouth Fireworks are sure to go with a bang. As well as the three fireworks displays there’s the free-entry indoor Family Fun Zone, with the amazing wildlife collection of Crazy Creatures, the inflatable zone and the brilliant Get Up & ...

02 November 2019

Bridport Fireworks Display

Bridport

Bridport Round Table has provided the main public firework display for Bridport for many years. This year we are allowing under 12s to go free! 12 and overs will be £4 on the gate. The firework display has been constantly well supported by the people of Bridport, even in foul weather, and is a firm family evening with stalls and refreshments providing vital fundraising opportunities for schools and clubs. Gates open at 7pm. There will be burgers, drinks, children’s entertainment, candy ...

30 Oct 2019 to 02 Nov 2019

Highcliffe Charity Players present “Cats”

Christchurch

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats is a magical musical like no other – a magnificent all-singing, all-dancing spectacular with inspired choreography, mischievous costumes and a superb score that includes the unforgettable ‘Memory’. Based on T.S. Eliot’s whimsical collection of poems, ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’, it brings together a tribe of Jellicle Cats on a moonlit evening, who must make the ‘Jellicle choice’ to decide which of them will ascend to the mysterious Heaviside Layer to ...

18 Oct 2019 to 02 Nov 2019

Purbeck Film Festival

Wareham

The Purbeck Film Festival is the longest running rural film festival in the UK, and it takes place in over 30 venues, including village halls, pubs, restaurants, hotels, arts centres, castles and, importantly, the Rex Cinema, Wareham; Lighthouse Arts Centre, Poole; and Durlston Castle, Swanage.

29 Oct 2019 to 02 Nov 2019

The Buddy Holly Story

Poole

This sensational multi award-winning West End show first opened in 1989 and has been thrilling audiences around the world ever since. Now it triumphantly visits Lighthouse as part of its landmark 30th Anniversary Tour. Forget feel good, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story is FEEL GREAT! Experience the drama, passion and excitement as a cast of phenomenally talented actors and musicians tell Buddy Holly’s story, from his meteoric rise to fame, to his final legendary performance at The Surf ...

02 November 2019

Upwey Bonfire and Fireworks

Weymouth

This year’s fireworks will be on Saturday 2 November at 6pm. As ever there’ll be food and fun – with a huge bonfire and a splendid display. It’s in the usual place – Westbrook Farm in the field behind Island Garden Nursery. There is very limited parking, so please walk there if you are able. PLEASE DO NOT BRING SPARKLERS. The field is used by livestock. Adults £3 and Children £1

26 Oct 2019 to 02 Nov 2019

Weymouth Witch Hunt

Weymouth

Join in the half-term fun as the Wicked Witches of Weymouth return! They may be hiding in the shops, or in the streets… It’s your job to find them before it’s too late and they cast their spell! Hunt between St Alban Street and the Quay for these wicked witches and save the shopkeepers from the spell. There will be lots of laughs, fun and prizes to be won- simply print and complete the Witch Hunt Form (or pick one up from the Fantastic Sausage Factory). Once you’re done, hand it into ...

26 Oct 2019 to 03 Nov 2019

Adventure Wonderland: Home of Halloween

Christchurch

Fiendish Family Fun this October Half Term! * Park rides and attractions open daily from 10am! *Spooky Halloween Show “Hall-O-Scream Hits” in the Happydrome Theatre, daily at 12noon & 3pm * Dare you enter the Live action Scary Maze - “Into the Woods” our giant hedge maze transforms into a family-friendly, scary maze. Watch out for giant spiders, be careful of the cobwebs and lots of hidden spooks! * Shaun the Sheep appearing at intervals on Wednesday 30th Oct. * Spooktacular Monster ...

12 Oct 2019 to 03 Nov 2019

Ascarium

Weymouth

Double, double – toil and trouble! Enter the Ascarium at Weymouth sea Life Park this Halloween and help the witch unlock the treasure chest.

19 Oct 2019 to 03 Nov 2019

Enchanted Illuminations

Abbotsbury

Come and see Abbotsbury Gardens in a different light. A large section of the gardens will be lit with a wonderful array of colour. Book online and save 20% off standard admission charges. A standard garden ticket allows access during the day and also covers the Enchanted Illuminations event if visited on the same day. Normal admission applies, except to the 4 Halloween family fright nights when a different charge applies.

03 November 2019

Festival of Remembrance

Weymouth

Following on from the success of last year, we bring you the third Festival of Remembrance to be held in the Weymouth Pavilion. The aim of the Festival of Remembrance is to commemorate all those who have lost their lives in conflicts; we aim to do that with entertainment and reflection. Details of those appearing will be updated here but we have already confirmed the Decadettes, Let’s Dance, and the massed choirs of Weymouth schools. Your support is appreciated and essential to allow ...

26 Oct 2019 to 03 Nov 2019

Half Term at Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle

Take part in the Great Escape (teddy bear zip wire) and watch missiles launch from the castle's medieval siege engine. Celebrate the colours of autumn with the family castle quest and crafts in the Outer Bailey.

26 Oct 2019 to 03 Nov 2019

Half-term Living History

Buckler's Hard, New Forest

From 26th October - 3rd November, step back in time and discover the remarkable story of the 18th century shipbuilding village Buckler's Hard. JOIN A LIVING HISTORY TOUR Join 18th century characters as they share tales of life in this once-thriving shipbuilding village on their daily guided tours. FOLLOW THE FAMILY QUIZ TRAIL around Buckler's Hard – complete all the questions to receive your sweet treat. Plus get hands-on with our other activities for kids. DISCOVER MARITIME ...

26 Oct 2019 to 03 Nov 2019

Halloween Half Term Fun at Shire Hall

Dorchester

The witch is brewing a magic spell, It’s Halloween night and monsters dwell, Her pot is boiling and many spells she will weave, To cast them on all the children on Halloween eve. Shire Hall will be full of scarily fun activities this half term! Throughout the half-term holidays, Shire Hall will become home to spooky family-friendly fun. We’ll have slippery slime-making workshops, witch’s potion trail, and gruesome touchy-feely guessing games. Come around our spooky underground cells ...

26 Oct 2019 to 03 Nov 2019

Haynes Halloween Trail

Sherborne

Bring your ghosts and ghouls for spooky, fun, Halloween activities in our museum. See more details on the website.

26 Oct 2019 to 03 Nov 2019

Honeybrook Spooky Half-Term

Honeybrook Adventure Farm, Wimborne

Even if it’s raining come to Honeybrook farm for all the usual outdoor fun plus our large indoor craft room. Included FREE in Child Admission is a choice of any two crafts from the following:- • Paint your own pumpkin decoration • Paint your own unicorn decoration • Paint your own spooky bobble head • Make your own dinosaur photo frame • Spooky slime making • Decorate a donut Wear fancy dress – if you dare! Pumpkin carving available (additional charge) Admission Prices ...

26 Oct 2019 to 03 Nov 2019

Monkey World's Creatures of the Night!

Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre, Wareham

This half-term at Monkey World, you can learn all about our creatures of the night, the slow loris! Not only are these fang-tastic primates nocturnal, with heightened senses to enable them to negotiate the dark forest, but they are also able to deliver a toxic bite! Visit the spook station by the loris house to test your senses against a loris, and take part in our terrifying trail, and creepy crafts.

03 November 2019

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Christchurch

Ray's in the Mood as the world’s greatest Big Band transports you back to the heady days and music of the 1940s - with the fabulous harmonies of the Moonlight Serenaders and the sublime vocals of Catherine Sykes and Mark Porter. Also featuring the jazz sounds of the The Uptown Hall Gang - an outstanding Dixieland group drawn from members of the orchestra. 2019 marked the 75th anniversary of Glenn Miller’s arrival in UK with his Army Air Force band to support the troops in the Allied ...

03 November 2019

The Monster and Mary Shelley (Occasion Theatre)

Dorchester

1816 – the year without a summer. On yet another sun-less day at their villa in Switzerland, Lord Byron challenges his guests Percy and Mary Shelley to ‘each write a ghost story’. Two days later Mary, 18 years old and having recently watched her premature baby die, has a ‘waking dream’ and begins to write a story that will haunt and define her for the rest of her life. Over 200 years since the publication of ‘Frankenstein’, The Occasion is delighted to present a new production drawing ...

05 November 2019

Fireworks on Poole Quay

Poole

FREE Firework Night on Poole Quay! No better way to spend bonfire night. The party atmosphere starts from 5pm on one of the biggest nights of the year. There will be live music, family entertainment and activities to delight the crowds and keep the fun going until the big firework finale. The firework finale will start at 8pm. So remember, remember the 5th of November!

05 November 2019

Guy Fawkes Celebrations

Weymouth

Pavilion Forecourt, Weymouth Seafront. Children's Guy Fawkes Competition – 6.00pm in the Pavilion Foyer. Fairground on the Pavilion Forecourt, Bonfire on Weymouth Beach lit at 7.40pm and Fireworks Display at 8.00pm.

07 November 2019

Pagoda Project

Shaftesbury

Springhead is delighted to be hosting the Pagoda Project, a unique musical collaboration described as an intriguing crossover between contemporary folk, jazz and chamber music. Acclaimed accordionist Paul Hutchinson and clarinetist Karen Wimhurst will be playing tracks from their new album coming out in January 2020. Paul, also known for Belshazzars Feast, and Karen, previously a member of the Cauld Blast Orchestra, have a wealth of musical experience in a diverse range of genres from ...

03 Nov 2019 to 09 Nov 2019

Bridport Literary Festival

Bridport

Our 15th Bridport Literary Festival is jam packed with 42 events to appeal to book lovers of all tastes. Download the brochure via the website which will give you all the details, including a map of the multiple venues across Bridport where the events are hosted. Details are included of how you can support the Festival via our Friends Membership scheme.

09 November 2019

Firework Extravaganza

Sherborne

Join us for our Firework Extravaganza. Gates open: 5pm Bonfire: 7pm Fireworks: 7.30pm Price on the day: Adult £12.50 • Children (age 5-16) £4 • Family* £30 Prices in advance: Adult £10.60 • Children (age 5-16) £3.40 • Family* £25.50 HOW TO BOOK TICKETS On the day: at the gate In Person: at Sherborne and Yeovil Tourist Information Offices. By telephone: 01963 364399

09 November 2019

Nothe Fort Dorset Tattoo Beer & Music Festival

Weymouth

The Nothe Fort in partnership with the Piddle Brewery are proud to put on this inaugural Beer and Music Festival as a charity fund raiser in aid of the Poppy Appeal and Royal British Legion. This event, in the atmospheric grounds of Nothe Fort, will be a great opportunity to have a wonderful night out while contributing to the Poppy Appeal as we approach Remembrance Sunday. This is a not for profit event and we hope people will come and support this worthy cause. Obviously the main ...

09 November 2019

Wimborne in Bloom Charities Fair

Wimborne

A grand Charities Fair with around 30 stalls held at the Allendale Centre from 10am to 3pm. 50p entrance fee to support Wimborne in Bloom.

09 Nov 2019 to 10 Nov 2019

Christmas Craft & Food Fair

Dorchester

Back for its 36th year, our Christmas Craft and Gourmet Food Fair continues to get bigger and better, attracting thousands of visitors over the weekend. Come and join in the fun this November 9th and 10th, it's a great day out for the whole family and the perfect place to start your Christmas Shopping. Venue: Kingston Maurward House See also the Canford Fair on 23rd & 24th November.

10 November 2019

The Wit and Songs of Noël Coward

Dorchester

Pianist and entertainer Peter Gill presents a tribute to the wit and song-writing skill of that most English of Englishmen, Noel Coward, who said of himself "I am an enormously talented man and there is no point in denying it." Born in 1899, Coward was an actor, writer, composer, director, producer, and in later life painter– and he excelled at them all. Peter will remind us of his dazzling wit and perform such gems as Mad About The Boy, A Bar on The Piccola Marina, Don’t Let’s Be Beastly To ...

13 November 2019

RNLI Coffee Morning

Weymouth

The RNLI welcome you to their Annual Coffee Morning, where you can come along and see all the lovely gifts they have on offer, whilst enjoying a coffee and a slice of homemade cake. The Dorset Wrecks will be providing some light entertainment with their famous Sea Shanties. We Look forward to seeing you. FREE ENTRY 10.30am at Weymouth Pavilion

16 November 2019

Scotty's Poppy Ball

Weymouth

Join us at Weymouth Pavilion for an evening of outstanding entertainment and fundraising in aid of Scotty's Little Soldiers. Scotty’s Little Soldiers is a charity dedicated to supporting children & young people who have lost a parent whilst serving in the British Armed Forces. Inspired by the experience of Army widow Nikki Scott following the death of her husband Cpl Lee Scott in Afghanistan in 2009, the charity is currently providing assistance to hundreds of bereaved Forces children ...

16 November 2019

Symphonic Pink Floyd

Poole

The full symphonic power of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus join forces for an epic concert featuring hits by Pink Floyd including Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Money, Hey You, Another Brick In The Wall, Wish You Were Here, Time and many more… Venue: Lighthouse Concert Hall

16 November 2019

Vinyl Saturday

Bridport

Vinyl Saturday - a record and CD Fair held in Bridport United Church from 10am to 4pm.

17 November 2019

Handmade Arts & Craft Fair

Wimborne

Over 25 artisan stalls, including wooden products, crocheted & knitted goods, decoupage, glassware, wildlife photography, handmade lampshades, jewellery, preserves, cakes, beeswax wraps, candles, tombola, refreshments & much more.... Raising funds for Waggy Tails Rescue and Poole District Children's Cancer Fund. Venue: Allendale Centre

16 Nov 2019 to 17 Nov 2019

Macmillan Christmas Shopping Fair

Dorchester

With 40 stalls offering a wide range of high-quality products, to suit most tastes and wallets, it’s an ideal opportunity to get your Christmas shopping done, under one roof. All funds raised go directly to Macmillan Cancer Support. Venue: Kingston Maurward College.

09 Nov 2019 to 08 Dec 2019

Underwater Superheroes

Weymouth

Take the challenge at the Sea Life Adventure Park - find your superpower!

15 Nov 2019 to 02 Jan 2020

Christmas Tree Wonderland

Bournemouth

Feel the wonder at Bournemouth’s unique, free festive trail 15 Nov 2019 – 2 Jan 2020. Experience the magical, mystical and memorable spectacle of over 100 glittering trees and illuminations. Explore the Alpine Market and skate in the enchanting Victorian Lower Gardens. Enjoy live music, entertainment and magical illuminations across the town. As the skies darken, enter a world filled with light as Christmas trees from around the world guide you through an enchanted walkway encountering ...