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Things to do in Dorset

image captionAlvin Ailey and the Ailey 2 tour comes to Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre

A few suggestions to help you plan the next few weeks...

Nature & Outdoors

Join a local guide for a walk along Chesil Beach and the Fleet Lagoon on 6 March. Meet at Chesil Beach Centre, Weymouth at 1300 GMT.

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A free Mad Hatter's Tea Party takes place at Swanage Pier on 12 March as part of British Tourism Week.

The National Trust's Kingston Lacy House in Wimborne Minster opens for the season on 12 - 13 March with two special afternoon balls.

A charity open garden event is on at Langebride House for The National Gardens Scheme from 12000 - 1630 GMT on 13 March.

Arts & Culture

Dance company, Alvin Ailey and the Ailey 2 tour - featuring 12 dancers - comes to Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre on 4 - 5 March at 2000 GMT.

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An improvised comedy show in the style of Whose Line Is It Anyway? is on at Chaplins Cellar Bar, Boscombe on 28 February from 2000 GMT.

The Caucasian Chalk Circle is on at Poole Lighthouse from 28 February - 2 March, 1930 GMT, with a matinee on 2 March at 1430 GMT.

Bash Street Theatre will perform 'The Lion Tamer' at West Lulworth Village Hall on 4 March and The Exchange, Sturminster Newton on 5 March.


Christchurch singer/songwriter Jazz Morley will take to the stage at The Winchester, Bournemouth on 5 March at 1830 GMT.

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The 5th Children's Concert takes place at Gillingham Methodist Church featuring pupils from local schools on 5 March at 1800 GMT.

Sherborne Jazz presents pianist John Law's Opt Trio at the Plume of Feathers on Half Moon Street, Sherborne on 12 March from 1930 GMT.

Purbeck Strings Festival comes to St. Mary's Church, Swanage on 12 March at 1930 GMT and 13 March at 1530 GMT.

Extra Inspiration

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 BST on 103.8FM.

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