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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! NEW for this year: * Live music and art demonstrations in the Lansdowne, Triangle and Horseshoe Common areas of the town (see schedule for dates/times) * FREE childrens’ entertainment for 2 weeks in August (see schedule) * Bournemouth’s…

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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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Onstage at Pier Approach

July 21 - August 6
Pier Approach,
Bournemouth, BH2 5AA

Back for a fourth year with another exciting schedule, Pier Approach will be bringing you a host of FREE music, dance and theatre entertainment for all the family to enjoy. To find out more please visit our dedicated Onstage at Pier Approach page.

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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

Car Boot Sale at Farmer Palmers

August 2 @ 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 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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Murder Mystery Rep Season at The Shelley Theatre

August 3 - August 13
Shelley Theatre,
Beechwood Avenue
Bournemouth, BH5 1LX

THE LONDON REPERTORY PLAYERS welcome you to a summer of murder and intrigue! Enjoy two classic thrillers as part of your holiday or - if you are lucky enough to live nearby – as two great reasons to come again to your local theatre. The Business of Murder by Richard Harris Wed 3rd- Sat 6th August This is a gripping psychological thriller from the pen of that doyen of great detective / thriller writers Richard Harris (A Touch of Frost,…

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Candlelight Nights

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

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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Dancing Terraces: African Dance at Pavilion Dance

August 5 @ 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 African Dance!

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