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Events

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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That weird gap between Christmas and New Year needn’t be spent on the sofa in your pyjamas (unless you want to of course). There’s plenty on in Dorset to keep the whole family entertained during the Christmas holidays

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A magnificent new festive trail featuring glittering trees and enchanting illuminations has turned Bournemouth into a winter wonderland

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Festive decor workshops and wreath-making classes happening in Dorset for Christmas 2018

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From pantomime capers to a football legend switching on the Christmas lights, Wimborne Minster is ready to embrace the festive spirit

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From festive light switch-ons and Santa’s Grottos, to German Christmas markets and late-night shopping, we’ve covered what’s on in Dorset this season

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From carols by candlelight to carols in a castle, there are many places to sing festive tunes in Dorset this Christmas

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Buckham Fair announced that the results of 2018’s fundraising efforts have broken the record for the highest funds raised since the fair began, totalling £111,000

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The guide to Dorset’s best firework displays and bonfire events happening in 2018

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Bridport Literary Festival is held at venues around town from Sunday 4 to Sunday 11 November

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From gentle spooky fun for little witches and monsters to an immersive zombie experience in a haunted fort, Helen Stiles rounds up her pick of Halloween events happening around the county this year

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From a swashbuckling adventurer to a paranoid android, the festival’s director Jules Bradburn reveals the smorgasbord of authors and speakers for this year’s event

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Hosted by Martin and Philippa Clunes, this year’s event drew people, ponies and dogs from far and wide to raise funds for Dorset County Hospital Charity Cancer Appeal

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Bride: The Wedding Show returns to Westpoint Exeter on October 13 and 14th promising a weekend of inspiration and entertainment with over 160 regional wedding suppliers on hand to help you plan your special day

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This September Dorset provides the stunning backdrop to Inside Out art festival. Artists from Austria, Israel, Iran, France, the Netherlands as well as from the UK will bring the very best contemporary art and performance to our county

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Festivals happening in Dorset this month

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Festival season is well and truly underway in Dorset. From local bands and arts and crafts, to cider, pirates and much more, we pick some of the best festivals taking place in the county in August

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Martin Clunes tells us the story behind this extraordinary summer event and shares some of his favourite moments from it

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One of the world’s most famous steam fairs celebrates its 50th anniversary this August, Emma Fernandez talks to a family which has been immersed in Dorset’s steam scene since the early days

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Martin Clunes picks the events not to be missed at this year’s Buckham Fair and shares some of his favourite memories from previous years

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Schools out for summer and there’s plenty to keep children entertained in Dorset this year. Here’s our pick of events and things to do in Dorset this summer holiday

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