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Things to do in Dorset this weekend

PUBLISHED: 11:40 19 March 2019 | UPDATED: 11:40 19 March 2019

Daffodils in the morning sunlight. Photo creidt: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Daffodils in the morning sunlight. Photo creidt: Getty Images/iStockphoto

VICHIEN PETCHMAI (VICHIEN PETCHMAI (Photographer) - [None]

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

THE WAREHAM WHALERS

22 March

This local group sings shanties and sea songs to celebrate poet Cicely Fox Smith who collected shanties from sailors.

7.30pm, The Fine Foundation Gallery Durlston, 01929 424443

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AN AUDIENCE WITH KING HENRY VIII

22 March

The Royal Progress has turned up at Highcliffe Castle, and the King wants to discuss his relationship issues.

Box office 01425 278807

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DRACULA: THE BLOODY TRUTH

23 March

The hilarious smash hit comedy that takes a trip from Transylvania to Whitby to educate us about the perils of dealing with vampires.

Lighthouse Poole. 01202 280000

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OPEN GARDEN AT HERONS MEAD

24 March

This half-acre plant lover’s garden is full on interest in spring with bulbs, hellebores, pulmonaria, fritillaries throughout the tiny orchard and small woodland. Also wildlife pond and plants to attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators.

Open 2-5pm, East Burton Road, BH20 6HF

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SWING’S THE THING

23 March

Jazz vocalist Clare Teal and her Trio perform upbeat music from the golden age of song.

Dorchester Corn Exchange, 01305 266926

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OPEN GARDEN AT 22 HOLT ROAD

24 March

¾ acre walled garden for all seasons. Mediterranean courtyard garden and wisteria pergola. Walk up slop beside rill and bog garden to vegetable garden. Return through shrubbery and rockery to waterfall cascading onto a pebble beach.

Open 2-5pm, Branksome, Poole, BH12 1JQ.

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NICK COPE

24 March

Enjoy songs about head lice, dogs eating soap and dragons at this 2.30pm performance at Dorchester Corn Exchange.

Box office, 01305 266926

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