Things to do in Dorset

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Nature & Outdoors

The Spring Tide Food Festival at Burton Bradstock takes place on 21 & 22 May.

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On 22 May Dorset Midget & Sprite Club meets for the MG Day at the National Trust's Kingston Lacy from 1200 - 1500 BST.

Discover the Puffins on Portland at an RSPB organised event on 22 May from 0800 - 1600 BST.

Join the Dorset Wildlife Trust for the Corfe Mullen BioBlitz at Corfe Mullen Village Hall on 28 May from 0900 - 2100 BST.

Arts & Culture

Lyme Regis Museum has an exhibition on celebrating the link between Lyme and the Foundling Hospital in London. It runs until 31 May.

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A Clock Surgery hosted by members of the Dorset Clock Society takes place at Priest's House Museum, Wimborne on 28 May.

Evel Knievel's original stunt motorcycles will be on display as part of the UK Bike Show at the BIC on 28 & 29 May.

The BBC TV programme, Antiques Roadshow, will be filming from Lulworth Castle on 2 June from 0930 - 1630 BST.


The Swanage Blues Super Sunday Sessions take place every Sunday at Bar Se7en, Swanage from 1700 - 2000 BST.

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Kind of Brubeck, with Darius Brubeck, Frank Griffith, Matt Ridley and Wesley Gibbens, will play at Bridport Arts Centre on 20 May.

Sherborne Jazz presents Iain Houston's Planetary Project at the Plume of Feathers, Sherborne on 21 May.

Vinyl Saturday 2011, a record fair and market, takes place in Bridport on 21 May. It also runs on 13 August and 12 November.

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.