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Things to do in Dorset this weekend

PUBLISHED: 16:33 15 July 2019

Museum of the Moon at Cork Midsummer Festival 2017 [POSS OPENNG IMAGE? }

Museum of the Moon at Cork Midsummer Festival 2017 [POSS OPENNG IMAGE? }

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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

LARMER TREE FESTIVAL

18 - 21 July

Boutique festival in lovely Larmer Tree Gardens on the Dorset/Wiltshire border. 2019 line-up includes The Shires and comedian Nish Kumar.

larmertreefestival.co.uk

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

19 July

Corfe Castle provides the magical backdrop for this open air evening performance of Shakespeare by the brilliant Chapterhouse Theatre Company.

Box office 03442491895

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TOLPUDDLE MARTRY'S FESTIVAL

19 - 21 July

This event commemorates the bravery of the six 19th-century Dorset agricultural labourers who were transported and features live music, comedy and political debate.

tolpuddlemartyrs.org.uk

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STOKE ABBOTT STREET FAIR

20 July

A delightful traditional event in one of the prettiest villages in West Dorset including fancy dress, entertainment, dog show and food stalls.

Runs 2-5pm

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MOONBURY RINGS IN DORCHESTER

19 - 21 July

Dorchester's Maumbury Rings will become 'Moonbury Rings' for a three-day celebration of all things lunar. Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon will be hanging over the Rings for the whole weekend.

The event includes a parade, a giant display of artworks and a free performance of Apollo - One Giant Leap, in addition to a free outdoor cinema event with three films themed around space and the moon. Sunday is a 'Learn To Be An Astronaut Day; where the whole family can learn about space, physics and astronomy.

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FLOWERS & POLLINATORS AT FONTMELL DOWN

20 July

Two hour guided walk with wardens looking at flowers, butterflies and other insects. Starts at 11am. Booking essential please contact rbrunt@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk

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LORTON MEADOWS BUTTERFLY WALK

20 July

Wander the meadows at this nature reserve near Weymouth and identify butterflies, so you can record which visit your local patch. Runs 2-4pm.

Booking on 01305 816546

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VICTORIAN FAMILY WEEKEND

21 July

The Ragged Victorians living history group take over Nothe Fort.

Nothefort.org.uk

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CLASSIC AND SUPERCAR SHOW

21 July

Sherborne Castle hosts this show featuring over 2,000 cars from custom and hot rod to veteran and rally.

Sherbornecastle.com

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