Things to do in Dorset

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Nature & Outdoors

A dragonfly and damselfly workshop will be held at Oakdale South Road Middle School, Poole from 1930 BST on 12 April.

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Free seed planting workshops for children take place at Galton Garden Centre in Owermoigne, Dorchester on 16 & 17 April.

The Great Dorset Beach Clean 2011 will be held on 17 April. There will be groups collecting litter all around the Dorset coast.

The Highwood Gardens at Charborough Park near Wareham will be open on 30 April to raise money for Julia's House.

Arts & Culture

What The Dickens! will be performed at the Lighthouse: Poole's Centre For The Arts on 11 April from 2000 BST

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From Page To Screen: Bridport's Film Festival takes place from 13 - 17 April at The Electric Palace, Bridport.

Make your very own cock pheasant at the wire sculpture workshop being held at Highway Farm, Briport on 14 April.

The Georgian Faces: Portrait Of A County exhibition is on display until 30 April at Dorset County Museum, Dorchester.


Mark Greaney will play at Mr Kyps Live Music Venue, Lower Parkstone, Poole on 13 April.

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Phil Beer and Miranda Sykes present an evening of blues, folk and country music at Dorchester ARTS Centre on 16 April from 2000 BST.

Great British Barber Boys will perform at the The Electric Palace, Bridport - The most exciting entertainment venue in the South, Bridport on 18 April.

Bonny Sartin's The Banks of Newfoundland is on at The Chapel in the Garden, Bridport on 27 April from 1900 BST.

Extra Inspiration

Visit Weymouth: Weymouth and Portland events

West Dorset District Council Tourism

Visit Dorset

Dorset Wildlife Trust

Ramblers Association: Walk finder

English Heritage: South West

National Trust: Wessex Fresh Air campaign

Bournemouth Tourism

Poole Tourism

Big Dorset Brunch

Remember to listen to the only BBC radio programme exclusively for Dorset.

The Big Dorset Brunch is live on BBC Radio Solent every Saturday morning from 0800 - 1100 GMT on 103.8FM.

Also, look out for the Big Dorset Brunch podcast which is available to download after the programme each week.