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Things to do in Dorset this weekend

PUBLISHED: 14:36 21 March 2017 | UPDATED: 10:36 27 March 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.


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

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Spring Fashion Show - Friday 31 March

Tithe Barn at Symondsbury Manor Yard

Admire Spring & Summer collections of designer labels from Colmers Hill in the beautiful Tithe Barn at Symondsbury Manor Yard at this fundraising fashion show in aid of Weldmar Hospicecare Trust. Doors open 5.30pm.


Barb Jungr sings Bob Dylan - Friday 31 March

Shelley Theatre, Beechwood Avenue, Bournemouth, BH5 1LX

Barb Jungr has wowed audiences and critics worldwide with her powerful reinterpretations of Bob Dylan’s work. Known for her passionate singing, minimal and subtle arrangements, and great humour, Barb Jungr is the definitive performer of one of the great musical icons of the 20th century, Bob Dylan.

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The Sooty Show - Saturday 1 April

Regent, Christchurch

Izzy wizzy let’s get busy! Sooty is back in a brand-new show with guaranteed giggles for the whole family. Expect magic, music and mayhem.


Geoff Achison & the UK Souldiggers - Saturday 1 April

Evershot Village Hall

Multi award-winning Australian singer/songwriter Geoff Achison recently scooped five goings for his latest blues album Another Mile, Another Minute. He’s joined by the UK Souldiggers at this gig at Evershot Village Hall. Starts 8pm.


April Fool’s Festival - Saturday 1 April

Lighthouse Poole

Produced by young people for young people, this augural event at Lighthouse Poole starts at 2pm and include performances aswell as opportunities to take part in a range of art forms including: live music, poetry slam, theatre and circus skills.


Open Garden - Sunday 2 April

Q, 113 Bridport Road, Dorchester, DT1 2NH

Gazebo, statues, water, bonsai and topiary. Planting reflects the owners’ many and varied interests including over 100 clematis, 1000+ spring bulbs purchased yearly.



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