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July 2016

Tudor Adventure at Corfe Castle

July 9 - August 29
Corfe Castle National Trust,
The Square, Corfe Castle
Wareham, BH20 5EZ

Back by popular demand for 2016, step back in time to the late Tudor period 1572 - 1603 at Corfe Castle. Discover life in Purbeck and the castle under the ownership of Sir Christopher Hatton in the Tudor Dynasty of Elizabeth I. New for this year, the National Trust are looking deeper into the famous circumnavigation of Sir Francis Drake around the world, privately funded by Hatton, together with Elizabeth's Spymaster Sir Frances Walsingham, the Queen's favourite, Leicester, Earl of…

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August 2016

Continental Circus Berlin

August 25 - August 30
Branksome Recreation Ground,
Alder Road
Poole, BH12 2EB

From the producers of the some of the world’s finest Circuses comes a brand new show. Continental Circus Berlin with an amalgamation of brilliant Circus acts, music & real youthful energy, incorporating fantastic performers from all over the world In an age where so much entertainment is unreal, made up of special effects, CGI and has a virtual reality, or is pre-recorded, multi-tracked, digitally enhanced or in some other way electronically created - the sheer reality of a live show…

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Summer Breeze on the Quay with Fireworks

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Poole Quay,
The Quay
Poole, Dorset BH15 1HJ

Summer Breeze on the Quay is a weekly event throughout the summer holidays which takes place on Thursday evenings on Poole Quay. Enjoy live music, a variety of street entertainment including Simon Chainey Fire Show, activities for all the family, special themed nights and finally a spectacular fireworks finale at 10.00pm. Find out more by visiting our dedicated Summer Breeze on the Quay page.

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Open Air Cinema at Corfe Castle

August 26 - August 28
Corfe Castle National Trust,
The Square, Corfe Castle
Wareham, BH20 5EZ

Purbeck Film Festival, present open air cinema in the castle grounds. Please visit their website for film listings nearer the time. Adult £8.00 Child £4.00 Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) £20.00 Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. Assistance dogs are welcome. No seating provided, so bring chairs, rugs, etc and wrap up very warmly! Bring a picnic. Hot & cold drinks available in the castle (licensed) The films are shown in the Outer Bailey which…

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Quay for my Car – American Dreams

August 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poole Quay,
The Quay
Poole, Dorset BH15 1HJ

Quay for my Car is an annual event which takes place throughout the summer on Poole Quay. Each week there is a different theme with the theme this week being American Dreams The event is open to all car owners who fit the theme for that particular evening. Entry to the event is free but is on a first come, first served basis. Car owners can turn up from 6.00pm with the event going on until 9.00pm. To find out…

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Dancing Terraces: Street Dance at Pavilion Dance

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pavilion Dance,
Westover Road
Bournemouth, BH1 2BU

Join Pavilion Dance on various weekends over the summer for a variety of free dance classes for all ages to participate in or to watch and enjoy. The classes will vary each week and will include styles such as Street Dance, Ceilidh and 1940s Social Dance. Tonight is Street Dance!

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Friday Summer Fireworks

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Bournemouth Seafront,
Bournemouth, BH2 5AA

The popular summer fireworks take place for five consecutive weeks during the summer holidays. The night ends with a bang (literally!) with a fantastic free fireworks display over the water at 10.00pm.

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Dancing Terraces: Salsa at Pavilion Dance

August 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pavilion Dance,
Westover Road
Bournemouth, BH1 2BU

Join Pavilion Dance on various weekends over the summer for a variety of free dance classes for all ages to participate in or to watch and enjoy. The classes will vary each week and will include styles such as Street Dance, Ceilidh and 1940s Social Dance. Tonight is Salsa!

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Classic Cars on the Prom

August 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Classic Cars on the Prom,
West Overcliff Promenade
Bournemouth, BH2 5AA

Classic Cars on the Prom is a popular weekly event which takes place on West Overcliff Promenade behind the BIC between April and September* and features an ever-changing weekly line-up of vehicles dating from 1915 up to the early 1980 The displays are open to all cars and motor bikes (in the classic spirit) registered before August 1983. Free admission for all eligible vehicles and free admission for the public. Please note that events are subject to weather and other…

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Car Boot Sale at Farmer Palmers

August 30 @ 8:00 am
Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park,
Wareham Road, Organford
Poole, BH16 6EU

Tell your friends to recycle their old items or get around to clearing out your home. Perhaps teach your children how to make pocket money! Farmer Palmer's car boot sales take place in the field adjacent to them. Sellers in at 8.00am - £6.00 per vehicle Buyers in from 9.00am. Free parking Refreshments and toilets available. Please note event is weather permitting.

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Dream Machines

August 30 @ 6:00 pm
Poole Quay,
The Quay
Poole, Dorset BH15 1HJ

Every Tuesday between April and September the UK’s biggest and best weekly bike meet takes places on Poole Quay. Dream Machines attracts bikes of all makes and models with numbers often exceeding 1000 motorbikes! The event starts at 6.00pm and entry is just £1 for those wishing to submit their bike. Or if you hope to attend regularly a wristband costs just £8 and gains you entry to the whole season. The event is free for spectators. To find out…

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September 2016

Grand Prix of the Sea

September 3 - September 4
Pier Approach,
Bournemouth, BH2 5AA

After all the action on land and in the air earlier in the year the attention now turns to the water with the arrival of the Grand Prix of the Sea - the Powerboat P1 and Aqua X Jetski Championships. The event takes place over two days, 3rd to 4th September, and in addition to the races there will be boat displays, opportunities to meet the SuperStock teams and AquaX riders, driver signings, live race commentary, giveaways and competitions. To…

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