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July 2016

Summer Live

July 1 - August 14
Bournemouth Square,
Bournemouth, BH2 5LY

Back for 2016 is Summer Live which sees great free live entertainment in Bournemouth Square. The event features live acoustic music and live art demonstrations, plus returning for a second year is the popular English Garden Summer Bar which is open daily! The event will run from 1st July till 14th August 2016. Please check back nearer the time for further details regarding what's on! Keep up to date for any amendments by visiting the Summer Live Facebook page and…

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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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Swanage Carnival Week

July 30 - August 6
Swanage Regatta and Carnival,
Swanage, Dorset United Kingdom

Swanage hosts one of Dorset's premier carnivals in July and August with the Swanage Regatta and Carnival week which this year runs from Saturday 30th July to Saturday 6th August. There's plenty going on throughout the week to entertain all ages including air displays, a carnival procession, rt competitions for children and adults, a talent show, treasure hunts, a dog show, parachute jumps, and water and land sports. One of the biggest highlights is the carnival procession plus don't miss…

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August 2016

Dream Machines

August 2 @ 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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Candlelight Nights

August 3 @ 7:00 pm
Candlelight Nights,
Lower Gardens
Bournemouth,

The enchanting 'Candlelight Nights' is an event not to be missed! A tradition dating back many years the event sees thousands of tealights being lit in the lower gardens to produce wonderfully lit designs. Come down from dusk and help light the candles! Find out more about Candlelight Nights by clicking here.

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Victorian Villainous Thriller Walk at Corfe Castle

August 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Corfe Castle National Trust,
The Square, Corfe Castle
Wareham, BH20 5EZ

Local amateur dramatic group Double Act present mystery thriller walks within the grounds of Corfe Castle. See the evidence, hear the witnesses, question the suspects and then decide who, is the villain. Booking essential. Adult £8.00 Child £4.00 Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) £20.00 To book please call 0844 249 1895 Children welcome when accompanied by a responsible adult Assistance dogs are welcome. Please wear suitable clothing for a summer evening (warm and waterproof) and sensible footwear. The castle is…

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Summer Breeze on the Quay with Fireworks

August 4 @ 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, 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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Quay for my Car – Aircooled VW’s

August 5 @ 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 Aircooled VW's. 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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Open Air Theatre: Danny Champion of the World at Corfe Castle

August 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Corfe Castle National Trust,
The Square, Corfe Castle
Wareham, BH20 5EZ

Danny and his devoted father live in a caravan and operate the petrol station and garage. When Danny turns nine he is devastated to find out about his father's secret passion for pheasant poaching in the estate of the nasty, greedy Victor Hazell, the local wealthy landowner. One night, Danny awakes to find his father has not returned from a night of poaching. Fearing that his father may be in danger, Danny sets off to rescue him. Illyria promises a…

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Poole Carnival

August 7
Poole Carnival,
Branksome Recreation Ground
Poole, BH12 2AL

The Poole Carnival is a day of family fun and entertainment taking place on 7th August. There will be a procession through Upper Parkstone to Branksome Recreation Ground where the fun will continue with stalls, entertainment, fun and games. To find out more please visit our dedicated Poole Carnival page.

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Classic Cars on the Prom

August 7 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Highcliffe Recreation Ground,
Wharncliffe Road
Highcliffe, BH23 5DA

Classic Cars on the Prom is a popular weekly event which normally takes place on West Overcliff Promenade behind the BIC between April and September* however today it's going on the road and will take place at Highcliffe Recreation Ground. The display is 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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Luna Open Air Cinema at Pier Approach

August 9 - August 12
Pier Approach,
Bournemouth, BH2 5AA

This August, the country’s leading producer in open air cinema events, Luna Cinema, brings screenings of four movie classics to Pier Approach. By using state of the art screens, digital projectors and bespoke sound equipment, you can enjoy a cinema quality experience with the beautiful backdrop of Bournemouth beach! Take your pick from classics such as Star Wars - The Force Awakens, Romeo + Juliet, Back To The Future and Grease 9th August: Star Wars - The Force Awakens 10th…

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