Events and things to do in Dorset - June 2014
- Credit: Archant
A whole host of June events from all corners of Dorset
Event of the month
Bournemouth University’s Festival of Learning - 9 -15 June
More than 150 free events will take place at BU’s Talbot and Lansdowne campuses and across Dorset during this week long event. You don’t need any previous experience to take part, just an inquisitive mind and a willingness to get stuck in. You could meet your inner monkey, go on a kitchen safari or discover how to help your child sleep better. Last year over 4,000 local people joined in the interactive workshops, debates, hands-on taster sessions and presentations. Now in its second year, the festival is going to be even bigger and better than ever. As well as family-friendly activities like children’s animation workshops and interactive talks about sci-fi favourites Star Wars and Doctor Who, there are also opportunities for those looking to boost their business such as tweeting your way to the top, creating better wesbites and smarter project management.
To book events visit bournemouth.ac.uk/fol or call 01202 962362 Twitter @BUFestivals
The Old School House Gallery - Until 8 June
- 1 20 of the best places to eat out in St Ives
- 2 Win £500 of English wine from Lyme Bay Winery
- 3 For sale: Yorkshire's dreamiest coastal view
- 4 10 National Garden Scheme open gardens to visit in Cheshire this summer
- 5 Wild Essex: 5 hotspots for nature lovers
- 6 Win a picnic hamper from Booths
- 7 Where to go wild swimming in the Cotswolds
- 8 20 of the best restaurants in Hertfordshire
- 9 11 pretty riverside pubs in Hertfordshire
- 10 10 National Garden Scheme open gardens to visit in Lancashire this summer
This new venue in Tincleton showcases works by local artists including Joan Burdett-Coutts, Gina Hemery and Michael Parker.
Venue 49 dorsetartweeks.co.uk***
Brian Rice - 30 May to 1 June & 4 to 8 June
Feted in 1960 and 70s London for his abstract prints, Rice exhibits his work in the atmospheric setting of his historic 16th century farmhouse near Forde Abbey. Venue 150; Newhouse, Hewood, TA20 4NP
Jill Kennington Courtauld - 31 May - 8 June
As a former Sixties supermodel Jill featured in Antonioni’s iconic film Blow Up, now an acclaimed photographer of two decades Jill’s pictures reveal a love of landscapes. Venue 127; Whetley Farm, Powerstock, DT6 3TG
Matisse Live from Tate Modern - 3 June
Live exhibition screening and exclusive tour of Tate Modern’s Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs. Seen on a big screen it’s the next best thing to being there!
Lighthouse Poole; 0844 406 8666
A Dorset Rhapsody - 1 June
Dorset composer Graham Stansfield’s latest composition celebrates the county’s countryside, traditions and wildlife. Starts 3pm
Church of St Nicholas and St Eligius, Durweston
BSO Concert - 1 June
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra perform Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with soloist Chloe Hanslip in aid of the BSO Benevolent Fund. Starts 3pm. Lighthouse Poole; 0844 847 2362
Cerne Abbas Music Festival - 12 – 15 June
Chamber music from across the centuries is performed by the Gaudier Ensemble in the intimate surroundings of the beautiful church of St Mary’s.
Wimborne Minster Folk Festival - 13 - 15 June
Folk music and dance in the historic minster town’s streets.
Christchurch Priory Music & Arts Festival - 15 – 21 June
This inaugural music and arts festival features the Bournemouth Bach Choir performing Mendelssohn’s Elijah.
Box Office 01202 499199 christchurchpriory.org***
Emilie Capulet - 19 June
The internationally-acclaimed pianist performs music by Ravel at Dorset County Museum’s Victorian Gallery at 1pm
Blues Train - 21 June
The Robin Bibi Band play at stations along Swanage Railway during this steam hauled round trip which departs at 7.30pm.
Booking essential; 01929 425800
Beaminster Festival of Music and Arts - 28 June – 6 July
World class classical music, jazz, literature and local art all feature at this popular town festival.
Shappi Khorsandi - 6 June
Stand up comedian Shappi handles every subject with a razor sharp wit and charm .
Poole Lighthouse; 0844 406 8666
Hip Hop Festival - 7 – 8 June
Pavilion Dance South West hosts an international hip hop convention in the heart of Bournemouth including master classes, workshops,battles, urban music and performances.
More details pdsw.org.uk or call 01202 203630
The Ballad of Martha Brown - 15 & 17 June
Angel Exit’s drama is about the life and times of Martha Brown, the last woman publicly hanged in Dorset in 1856. Expect wicked humour and great storytelling.
Crazy for You - 18 – 21 June
Wimborne Musical Theatre perform Gershwin’s wonderful hit musical comedy
Tivoli Theatre; 01202 885566
An Evening with Strictly Come Dancing - 29 June
Stars of the popular BBC show Pasha Kovalev and Katya Virshilas hit the dance floor.
Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre 0844 576 3000
Best of the Rest
Shaftesbury Festival - 2 - 8 June
Includes art trail, festival cavalcade, local food market, cheese races and Tudor Banquet
Poole Bobbin Lace Circle - 7 June
Lace themed day for all at The Allendale Centre in Wimborne.
Wessex Car Show - 8 June
Classic car show at Lulworth Castle where the Jaguar is the star.
More details lulworth.com***
Evershot Country Fair - 22 June
Rural crafts demonstrations , over 60 stalls to browse and a large local food marquee to sample.
Tankfest - 28 - 29 June
The Tank Museum, Bovington hosts the best display of historic moving armour in the world during this weekend.
Sutton Poyntz Victorian Fayre - 29 June
Street fayre with entertainment, live music, farmers’ market, cream teas and period costume.
Falconry at Corfe Castle - Weekends throughout June
See falconry in action from its origins in Saxon and Viking times through to the Civil War.