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Things to do in Dorset this weekend

PUBLISHED: 14:41 25 April 2017 | UPDATED: 14:41 26 April 2017

Durdle Door by Jim Monk (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0) via flic.kr/p/aiCVmd. Edited with canva.com.

Durdle Door by Jim Monk (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0) via flic.kr/p/aiCVmd. Edited with canva.com.

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Great things to do in Dorset this weekend: art exhibitions, walks, concerts, theatre, places to visit and other events and ideas.

Details of events correct at time of publishing.

Sherborne Abbey Festival - Friday 28 April to Tuesday 2 May

Sherborne Abbey

With a clutch of awards for Tourism Event of the Year and a stellar line-up of world class performers you know the Sherborne Abbey Music Festival will be something special. The Festival is also unique in that 70% of all performances are free entry, making it one of Dorset’s most accessible music events.

More here

Lyme Regis Fossil Festival - Friday 28 to Sunday 30 April

Lyme Regis

This annual event aims to enthuse young people about science and earth sciences as well revealing secrets of the Jurassic Coast and all its fossil treasures great and small.

fossilfestival.com

Skimmity Hitchers: Fuelled by Cider - Friday 28 April

Corn Exchange, Dorchester

Part hoedown, cabaret and folk-punk these cider-drinkin’ reprobates are supported by ska-reggae heroes Bluetown Rumble and apocalyptic surf outfit Palooka 5.

dorchestercornexchange.com

Dorset Food & Venison Festival - Saturday 29 April

Post Green Farm, Lytchett Minster BH16 6AP

The event is taking place in the glorious grounds of Post Green Farm and is promoting all things venison, and the whole local food scene of Purbeck. It’s a great opportunity to try local venison which will come in all forms from burgers and steaks to sausages and charcuterie.

dorsetvenisonfestival.org



Anyday - Saturday 29 April

Portesham Village Hall

Comic, absurd and surreal, Anyday is a circus show like no other. At its heart is Max who lives on a trampoline, with only his little pet bird for company. Outstanding Spanish comedy theatre on a trampoline! 7.30pm.

portesham.org.uk

Sitting Spiritually Open Weekend - Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April

Lyme Regis

The Sitting Spiritually Garden near Lyme Regis has had a major redesign by RHS Gold Winning Garden Designers Jarmanmurphy. To celebrate this the award-winning swing seat maker is opening their garden to the public, also attending will be Robert James Sculpture, Adrian Gray Stone Balancing, Lucy Young Art, Jarmanmurphy Garden Design & Joshua Rose Shepherd Huts. Open 10am-5pm, entry and parking are free.

sittingspiritually.co.uk

Dorset Knob Throwing & Food Festival - Sunday 30 April

Kingston Maurward College

Alongside all this fabulous Knob nonsense is the Food Festival where you can sample, taste and purchase a fine range of local foods including breads, cheeses, ciders, meats, game and poultry, pies, preserves, and puddings in addition to chocolate, coffee and wine supplied by well respected local businesses.

dorsetknobthrowing.com

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