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February 2024

Pieces Of Our Past

Pieces Of Our Past

Come and experience the history of the Castle, from Harry Gordon Selfridge’s visitor book to Lady Louisa’s diary, this exhibition highlights never before seen photographs and artefacts

Dates:  November 3, 2023 – December 22, 2024

Pliosaur - The Terrifying Sea-Rex

Pliosaur – The Terrifying Sea-Rex

Pliosaur – The Terrifying Sea-Rex! The incredible skull of an ancient Marine Reptile – As featured on the BBC documentary ‘Attenborough and The Giant Sea Monster’.  Visit the Etches Collection in Kimmeridge to view the fossil skull.

Dates:  January 2, 2024 – January 2, 2026

Snowdrop Sundays at Mapperton

Snowdrop Sundays at Mapperton

Enjoy the wonderful display of snowdrops and other spring flowers at Mapperton, when the property opens for two Sundays in January and one Sunday in February.

Dates:  January 21, 2024 – February 4, 2024

Cool Coast Ice Rink

Cool Coast Ice Rink

Cool Coast is back this winter and everyone is welcome. Whether you’re a newbie to the ice, a Dancing on Ice champion, or something in between, our indoor ice rink in Bournemouth International Centre is perfect for all.

DatesDecember 9, 2023 – February 19, 2024

ILLUMINATE at The Blue Pool

ILLUMINATE at The Blue Pool

The Blue Pool will be bringing back ILLUMINATE in association with OT Event Technicians for its third year. Following on from the success of 2023, this year will include additional moving waterside lights to music as well as new elements to sections of the woodland trail.

Dates: January 11, 2024 – February 25, 2024

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching for Beginners

Learn all about how to identify birds, from garden birds to heathland specialists, our experts will give you are top Bird spotting and ID tips. Bookable as a 3 event course or one off guided walk.

Dates: January 4, 2024 – February 24, 2024

Major New Exhibition Celebrates the British Motorcycling Story

Major New Exhibition Celebrates the British Motorcycling Story

Gear up for a brand-new exhibition, ‘Life on Two Wheels: The British Motorcycling Story’, as Haynes Motor Museum uncover the thrilling journey through Britain’s motorcycling history. With thought-provoking stories and fun interactive features, discover how these awesome bikes have turbocharged society, technology and economy!

Dates: October 21, 2023 – October 31, 2024

Snowdrops at Minterne Gardens

Snowdrops at Minterne Gardens

27 acres of wild woodland gardens with carpets of delightful white spring snowdrops. A £10 ticket allows entry for 2 people.

Dates: February 1, 2024 – February 29, 2024

Events at Durlston Country Park: Castle Tour

Events at Durlston Country Park: Castle Tour

Castle Tour at Durlston Castle in Swanage.

Dates: November 2, 2023 – February 1, 2024

 

Events at Durlston Country Park: Victorian Durlston: Exhibition

Events at Durlston Country Park: Victorian Durlston: Exhibition

Victorian Durlston Exhibition at Durlston Country Park in Swanage.

Dates: January 17, 2024 – February 17, 2024

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Events at Durlston Country Park: Cuppa and Chat

Cuppa and Chat at Durlston Country Park.

Dates: October 2, 2023 – April 1, 2024

 

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Bright and Bold: Celebrating the Dorset Landscape

A vibrant collection of semi-abstract paintings of Dorset by Sherborne-based artist Miranda Pender.

Dates: January 30, 2024 – March 31, 2024

 

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Events at Durlston Country Park: Park Run

Free Weekly Park Run, Every Saturday

Dates: September 30, 2023 – May 4, 2024

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Siam Photography Exhibition At The Russell Cotes

In the mid-19th century, John Thomson arrived in Siam with a fairly new invention of those days photography.

Dates: November 21, 2023 – April 14, 2024

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Dorchester Beerex

West Dorset CAMRA and Dorchester Casterbridge Rotary Club proudly present the 35th Dorchester Beerex.

Dates: February 2, 2024 – February 3, 2024

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Circus Of Horrors

The Circus of Horrors is heading to Weymouth with a brand new show

Dates: February 2, 2024

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BSO Brass and Winds Ensemble – Homelands

Designed for families, new audiences, and seasoned concert goers alike, join Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s wind and brass ensemble for music ranging from the Upper West Side to deepest Somerset.

Dates: February 2, 2024

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The Real Manhunter Live

Former Detective Chief Inspector with the Metropolitan Police Service and Senior Investigating Officer Colin Sutton takes you through his career – from cracking cold cases and chasing serial killers to writing books and making TV shows.

Dates: February 2, 2024

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Jason Fox Life At The Limit

Ex-special forces soldier, star of TV’s SAS: Who Dares Wins, Inside The Real Narcos and author of The Number One Bestseller Battle Scars; Jason Fox will bring to the stage and on tour the remarkable story of his daring exploits in a distinguished career as an elite operator in the UK Special Forces (SBS).  Held at the Pavillion Theatre Bournemouth

Dates: February 2, 2024

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Migration Celebration Illuminations

We invite you to experience the Secret Garden Illuminations in our beautiful Victorian walled garden! Join us on Friday and Saturday evenings throughout January and February for a magical journey through the twinkling lights and NEW Migration Celebration installations.

Dates: January 19, 2024 – February 23, 2024

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Luke Wrights Silver Jubilee

Over twenty-five years, Luke Wright has built up a reputation for being one of Britain’s most popular live poets. He has won an unprecedented four Saboteur Awards, a Stage Award, and a Fringe First. He’s sold out shows across the world and regularly tours with John Cooper Clarke and The Libertines.

Dates: February 2, 2024

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The Sleeping Beauty

The Lulworth Players present their annual family pantomime – The Sleeping Beauty.

Dates: February 2, 2024 – February 3, 2024

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Events at Durlston Country Park: Stargazing

Join the Wessex Astronomical Society for a short talk in the Learning Centre and a chance to use telescopes to view the night sky.

Dates: October 7, 2023 – April 13, 2024

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Sturminster Newton Wedding Fair

A Wedding Fair for anyone planning to get married

Dates: February 3, 2024

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Led by Stacey, learn to make a beautiful rose with foliage from cold porcelain and let your creativity flow, adding colour with oil paints for a realistic effect. Work at your own pace in this beginner-friendly class. Be sure to take a stroll around out wonderful medieval walled garden before you leave, and perhaps treat yourself to a delicious slice of cake and hot drink in the tearoom.

Dates: February 3, 2024

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The Calligraphy Collective

Spend a whole day expanding your calligraphy skills, experimenting with different styles and making calligrafriends with like-minded creatives.

Dates: February 3, 2024

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The Queen of the Ocean A Titanic Dining Experience

An immersive Titanic 3-course dining & theatre experience above the waves on Bournemouth Pier! On Saturday 3rd February 2024, set sail back to April 1912 on Titanic’s maiden voyage. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Dates:February 3, 2024