Things to do in Dorset

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Nature & Outdoors

The Big Wild Stocktake takes place at Radipole and Arne RSPB reserves on 23 & 24 April from 0930 - 1630 BST.

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A specialist charity plant fair with 19 stalls takes place at Digby Hall in Sherborne from 1000 - 1600 BST on 24 April.

Highcliffe Bowling Club open days take place on 26, 27, 28, 30 April & 1 May from 1000 - 1200 & 1400 - 1600 BST.

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

Arts & Culture

Pelhams Art Club's spring exhibition of paintings takes place on 16 April from 1030 - 1600 BST at Kinson Community Centre, Bournemouth.

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A Dorset Industrial Archaeology Society Talk takes place in the Dorset Room of Colliton Club, Dorchester on 26 April.

Make a floral corsage with Fabulous Felting at Highway Farm in Bridport from 1030 - 1630 on 30 April.

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


Great British Barber Boys will perform at the The Electric Palace, Bridport on 18 April.

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Dance ballroom, Latin and sequence on 23 April at Uplyme Village Hall, near Lyme Regis from 2000 - 2300 BST.

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

Sherborne Abbey Festival starts on 29 April. This year the artists include Dame Cleo Laine, Nicola Benedetti and The Three Welsh Tenors.

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 GMT on 103.8FM.

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