Things to do in Dorset this weekend
PUBLISHED: 17:23 16 September 2019 | UPDATED: 17:23 16 September 2019
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Science fans, cinema-lovers and budding train drivers will all be well-catered for this weekend...
FRISKY & MANNISH
Brush up on your Pop Periodic Table with the help of this Edinburgh Fringe comedy duo as they arrive in Bridport 10 years after they first burst onto the scene with their wildly popular brand of musical infotainment. Find out whether they've found an effective vaccine for the contagious virus sweeping through the pop world, and discover who is the latest to benefit from their 80s Dance-Pop Conservation Program.
Bridport Arts Centre, 01308 424204
PROFESSOR BRIAN COX LIVE!
The legendary physicist is stopping off in Dorset as part of his world tour this weekend, with a brand new show that will take audiences to galaxies far, far away. He'll offer a fascinating insight into the workings of nature at the most fundamental level as he explores the vast, possibly infinite, universe and our place within it - and the good news is that the information will be presented in a way that is accessible to all, meaning that this is one for budding Albert Einsteins and complete science novices alike.
BIC Windsor Hall, 0300 500 0595
ART TALK - HELIUM LONDON
To celebrate the arrival of their stunning art collection, 10 Castle Street - a luxurious hotel and members club - has collaborated with Helium London to offer an insight into the pieces that visitors see adorning the walls. Amongst the guest speakers will be Patrick Morales Lee, whose work is on display in the dining room, alongside James-Lee Duffy who is the co-founder of Pavement Licker.
This event is for members and their guests only. 10castlestreet.com
MINI STEAM AND VINTAGE DAY
Jump aboard a mini steam traction engine at Wimborne Model Town this weekend and explore the equally mini buildings, or take a ride on a full-size vintage yellow bus to gain an insight into the surrounding local area. The Land Girls will be on hand to provide musical entertainment during the afternoon, whilst there will also be various displays and stalls to browse through too.
20- 21 SEPTEMBER
CINEMA UNDER THE STARS
For the first time ever, the National Trust has teamed up with Firefly Events to bring the big screen to the serene surroundings of Brownsea Island. This weekend you can catch a showing of Top Gun on Friday, followed by The Greatest Showman on Saturday, so grab your picnic blanket and your popcorn for an unforgettable evening. There will also be food and drink available to buy on the night, including plant-based burgers and hot dogs from Wylde Green Kitchen.
Book online at nationaltrust.org.uk
IN AND OUT OF CHEKHOV'S SHORTS
Performed by a company of five and featuring original live music and stylish ensemble story-telling, this is an exhilarating, fun and accessible romp through some of Chekhov's very best short stories, including The Lady with the Little Dog, The Chemist's Wife, At a Summer Villa, An Avenger and The Bear. These stories reflect on the absurdity of every-day life, and are known for their hilarious, romantic, poignant and odd memories.
Bridport Arts Centre, 01308 424204
LANDSCAPES FOR LIFE FESTIVAL
Here in Dorset we're incredibly proud of the fact that our county has its very own Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and this year marks 60 years since it was first awarded this prestigious title. To celebrate, Landscapes for Life Festival is bringing together a winning combination of artists, story-tellers, wildlife experts, geologists, farmers and archaeologists to uncover what makes this landscape quite so special. Take part in everything from walks to have-a-go sessions, with something on offer to suit all the family.
Find out more about individual events at dorsetaonb.org.uk/landscapes-for-life-festival