Things to do in Dorset this weekend

Great things to do in Dorset this weekend: art exhibitions, walks, concerts, theatre, places to visit and other events and ideas.

DANNY BAKER: GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S BACK!

Following the extraordinary success of his Cradle To Grave tour Baker invites you to join him on his ‘uproarious whirligig of joy’.

24 May: Tivoli Wimborne 01202 885566

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CALL MR ROBESON

Tayo Aluko reveals the extraordinary life of American actor and singer Paul Robeson and his heroic political activism.

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24 May: Dorchester Corn Exchange 01305 266926

25 May: Bridport Arts Centre 01308 424204

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CURSUS CIDER & MUSIC FESTIVAL

Canada Farm at Sixpenny Handley hosts this live music event accompanied by local ciders, real ales and street food.

25 – 27 May: cursusfestival.com

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BOURNEMOUTH 7S FESTIVAL

Rugby, netball, hockey and dodge ball teams compete in 12 arenas against a backdrop of live music at this famous event at East Parley.

25 – 27 May: Bournemouth7s.com

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PURBECK PIRATE FESTIVAL

Join the Pirate & Mermaid Parade to Monkey Beach to watch the skirmishes between the Wimbourne Militia and Pirates. There’s a prize for best dressed pirates.

25 – 28 May

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REMEMBERING FRED

Stricly Come Dancing stars Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara celebrate the legacy of Hollywood song and dance legend Fred Astaire.

25 May: Lighthouse Poole 01202 280000

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BILL BAILEY: LARKS IN TRANSIT

The brainiest comic of his generation shares his compendium of extraordinary tales and shenanigans gathered during 20 years as a travelling comedian.

26 May: BIC Windsor Hall 0844 5763000

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FLYING COW

Flying on the wings of their imagination, two girls and a boy embark on a standoff in this family-friendly dance performance at 3pm.

27 May: Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth, 01202 203630

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SHERBOURNE CASTLE COUNTRY FAIR

This annual celebration of all things rural, held in grounds of Sherborne Castle, is noted for having one of the UK’s largest Rare Breeds shows.

28 May: sherbornecountryfair.com

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