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Books for Boys 11 Feb - 23 Apr 2017

Poole Museum - Books for Boys

Poole Museum, 4 High Street, Poole, BH15 1BW, Dorset

February Half Term 

Exhibition courtesy of Palace Green Library, Durham University

Books for Boys explores the cultural landscape in the decades leading up to the conflict and in particular, the influences on the young men who so readily volunteered in 1914.

The exhibition celebrates a Golden Age of books for children and many of the authors whose work is displayed remain popular today. The late Victorian and Edwardian era introduced readers to classics such as The Jungle Book, as well as new genres, such as the spy novel.

Poole Museum - Free entry - check website for opening times.



Land & Wave Easter Kids Holiday Club 27 Mar - 21 Apr 2017

Land and Wave Easter Holiday Club



Get your children outdoors this Easter. 

This adventure-packed Kids Holiday Club delivers top quality adventure activities for children aged 8-14.

Activities include:

Children amazing Famous-Five style adventures to different locations in the Purbecks each day. Our adventures include a day at the cliffs, a day at Sandbanks, a day in Swanage and two days in the woods. Transport included.

Treat your children to excellent adventures this Easter - childhood as it should be.

BOOK ONLINE: http://landandwave.co.uk/kids-holiday-club/

Get 30% off Easter Kids Club at Sandbanks -  Use online code ‘easter30’ to claim your discount.

Land & Wave

 Land and Wave Easter Kids Club Poster

Oysters 3 30 Mar 2017

Lighthouse Oysters 3

Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts, Kingland Road, Poole, BH15 1UG, Dorset

7.30 pm Sherling Studio - Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts
Tickets: £15 Discounts: Students, U18s

By popular demand, Oysters 3 take to the road again with a date in the new Sherling Studio at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts on Thursday 30 March.

John Jones, Alan Prosser and Ian Telfer, the three founder members and creative heart of folk-rock legends Oysterband invite you to an evening of fresh acoustic performance and off-the-wall stories offering an insight into their history, sometimes turbulent, often funny, with great songs from every era of a unique career.

The band commented: “The very first time we did this, we more or less improvised the show.  We were astonished when it went down a storm - and we wondered why on earth we’d never thought of doing it before!”

Tickets & information 01202 280000 www.lighthousepoole.co.uk
Booking Fees: Prices quoted are for tickets booked in person at the Ticket Office. Tickets booked by telephone or online are subject to a booking fee of up to £1.75 per ticket

Tim Young 31 Mar 2017

The Sloop - Tim Young

The Sloop, 5 Commercial Road, Poole, BH14 0UH

7.30pm The Sloop 

The very talented Tim Young singing 80's and 90's music together with a selection of our favourites. It's a night not to be missed.

Andy Kennett at The Sloop 1 Apr 2017

Andy Kennett - The Sloop

The Sloop, 5 Commercial Road, Poole, BH14 0UH

8pm The Sloop

Andy Kennett's here with his Rock and roll Night - a night not to be missed.

His set list covers songs from the 50s and 60s, including hits by Elvis, Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly, Billy Fury, Cliff Richard and many more.



Level Up 1 Apr 2017

Lighthouse Artist Impression

Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts, Kingland Road, Poole, BH15 1UG, Dorset

2pm-7pm Lighthouse

Put the first of April in your diaries and prepare to Level Up as gaming through the ages and live music set the stage for imaginations to run wild at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts.

EPIC, a group of brilliant young producers all aged between 14 and 19 years of age will be taking over the brand new Sherling Studio, the cinema and foyer spaces at Lighthouse to host their very own microfestival.

Commenting on the festival’s theme of ‘What did you want to be when you grew up?’ Young Producer Hannah, 17, of Lytchett Minster School says: “We’re all at a point when we are wondering what to do next with our lives – and we thought it would be fun to think back to what we wanted to be when we were younger.”

Festivalgoers will be able to play through the generations with Cyber Jam’s collection of games, ranging from retro consoles to VR, while the Sherling Studio will host exciting new live music showcases.  

Artist Kevin Scully will be creating a live mural in the foyer and an exclusive screening of the classic Tom Hanks movie Big puts the icing on the proverbial cake.

Lighthouse throws open its doors to Level Up between 2pm and 7pm on Saturday 1st April with tickets priced at £3 for festival entry or £5 to include the screening of Big.
Tickets & information 01202 280000 www.lighthousepoole.co.uk


Spring Bunny Hop 1 - 17 Apr 2017

Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Somerset, BA22 7LH

Easter Haynes Motor Museum

9.30 - 5pm
Returning this year is our springtime baby bunny trail: grab a trail sheet and challenge your navigational skills. 
"Eggsplore" the Museum to find all the soft toy creatures hiding around the exhibitions and earn a chocolatey and sweetie prize.

Storytelling for families: King John 1 - 2 Apr 2017

Corfe Castle 2011

Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle, BH20 5EZ, Dorset

Corfe Castle National Trust

Hear why King John imprisoned his niece Eleanor, Margaret and Isobel the daughters of King William of Scotland and his wife, Queen Isobel, in Corfe Castle all at the same time. Presented by professional storyteller Michele O'Brien. Storytelling sessions at 11.30am, 1.00pm and 2.30pm.

No Booking required. Free event.  Normal NT admission charges apply.
Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Dogs on leads are welcome.

Please be aware that there are steps, steep slopes, and uneven paths in the castle. There is wheelchair access to the outer bailey only.


The Magic of Motown 1 Apr 2017

Magic of Mowtown 2017

Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts, Kingland Road, Poole, BH15 1UG, Dorset

7.30pm Concert Hall Lighthouse
Tickets £26.50, £22.50, £19.50, £16.50

40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert. Celebrate the sound of a generation with the timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jackson 5, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson and more.

Booking and and availability

Tickets can be booked through Poole Tourist Information Centre, located in Poole Museum (no booking fee).

Simply Aston Martin 2 Apr 2017

Simply Aston Martin

Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, SO42 7ZN, Hampshire

10am - 5pm £10 adult, £5 child.

All Aston Martin owners are invited to drive into Beaulieu and park up within the museum complex for what promises to be a superb day out for both Aston Martin owners and enthusiasts.

From the classic styling of the Series 1 to the sleek lines of the DB11, all models are welcome at Simply Aston Martin, which is set to provide a great opportunity to admire other’s vehicles and to connect with fellow enthusiasts.

There will be a cavalcade of the People’s Choice Aston Martins from the show. All participants have the opportunity to be chosen as the winner of the People’s Choice Award, selected by public vote. The winner will receive the Beaulieu Simply Aston Martin trophy.

This event includes admission to all the Beaulieu attractions - including The National Motor Museum!