Nearly Missed The B.O.A.T 16 May 2011

BROWNSEA OPEN AIR THEATRE HAVE BEEN THRILLING AUDIENCES FOR ALMOST 50 YEARS AND ALL IN THE NAME OF CHARITY.  It's no surprise that this highly acclaimed company of volunteers has been especially requested by the RSC to be part of their groundbreaking initiative to share skills and showcase Shakespeare to new audiences. 

Australian Beach Polo team to play England at Sandbanks! 16 May 2011

Australian Beach Polo team will be playing against England at the British Beach Polo Championships held on 8/9 July 2011. This will be a first for the two teams to play against each other at the event which will take place for the fourth year on the beautiful Sandbanks Beach in Poole.World class polo teams will compete over the two days in a high octane sport, with England playing Australia on the finale of each day.

Thousands celebrate MayDay in style at Poole Street Arts Festival! 16 May 2011

Thousands of people celebrated in style at the fantastic annual MayDay Street Arts Festival and enjoyed a fabulous mix of traditional and contemporary street art treats - from maypole dancing to stilt walking Bobbies on the beat!

Poole Pottery Book Relaunch 12 May 2011

Saturday sees the launch of the new edition of the Poole Pottery book at the famous Poole Pottery on Poole Quay. The book's authors, Leslie Hayward and the Antique Roadshow's pottery expert Paul Atterbury will be attending and signing copies as well as a host of Poole Pottery's artists past and present.

Mini Steam Engines come to Poole Quay 12 May 2011

The glorious age of steam will be returning to Poole on Saturday 21 May as a festival of mini steam engines take over Poole Quay.

Poole's Beaches Keep Blue Flags Flying 10 May 2011

Poole's award-winning beaches are again celebrating four prestigious Blue Flags as this year's winners are announced.

New Grazing Project on Winfrith Heath 9 May 2011

Residents and walkers may notice some new inhabitants on Winfrith Heath as cattle are introduced to the site for the first time in many years. The animals will be free to roam several areas to graze 370 acres.

Arts and Entertainment Galore For Camp Bestival... 6 May 2011

Music From: James Vincent McMorrow / Alessi's Ark /

Rockley Watersports Hosts The Annual 2011 Airline Regatta 6 May 2011

Dorset based Rockley Watersports will be hosting the 2011 Airline Regatta which will take place from 6th-7th May. This huge event, which this year has been arranged by the British Airways sailing club Silver Wing, will include staff teams from eight airlines including Lufthansa, Air Canada and Air Australia.

Stroll through History on Museums Night 4 May 2011

Stroll down Dorchester's high street and history leaps out at you from a multitude of places. On the evening of Saturday 14th May visitors can make the most of this heritage as Dorset's county town celebrates Museums at Night. All six of the town's museums plus the Roman Town House are specially open from 5.00pm to 9.00pm, and what's more a family can gain entrance to all of them for a crazy price - just £6.00 for the whole family.  Where else in Britain, in the length of one street, could you come across Hitler's desk, Roman mosaics, Tutankhamun's funerary mask, Thomas Hardy's study, the skeleton of Megalosaurus, a 1906 teddy bear made from the original pattern of the very first bear, and exquisite terracotta tomb figures, and all within a few minutes walk of each other? And if that's not enough to whet your appetite discover these other delights as well: mammoth tusks & military uniforms and weapons; Roman ballista bolts & the Rosetta Stone; the Jurassic Coast & T rex; people-sized teddy bears & kneeling terracotta crossbowmen. You can see and experience all these delights and many more in Dorchester on Museums at Night. The seven iconic heritage venues where all this can be found are: the Keep Military Museum, one of the top ten highly rated military museums in the country; the internationally renowned Tutankhamun Exhibition, unique in this country; Britain's original Dinosaur Museum, acclaimed as one of the ten best child friendly museums nationally; the award winning Dorset County Museum with its fantastic collections on everything Dorset; The Teddy Bear Museum, an enchanting family museum; the Terracotta Warriors Museum, a real gem of a museum; and the Roman Town House which is the best preserved  example of its type in the UK open to the public - the doors will be open so you can get up close to the mosaics.Still not convinced? Then there's much more, including famous bears such as Winnie the Pooh and Paddington; the Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi - the man who unified China; a portrait of Benjamin Jesty - the man who performed the first vaccination in 1774; the Medal Display reflecting Gallantry Awards ranging from The Victoria Cross and The George Cross to the Military Medal plus campaign medals won by the soldiers of Devon and Dorset who have served their country for over 300 years; Mary Anning - Dorset's famous female fossilist from the 1800s; Tutankhamun's mummy, and much, much more to be discovered.Over 3000 years of history and 250 million years of prehistory all in one town are yours for one night for just £6. All the museums are visitor friendly and are housed in historic buildings. Visit the Keep Military Museum's floodlit roof for fabulous views over Dorchester on a clear evening. Museums at Night is on the evening of Saturday 14 May when the museums will be open after hours from 5pm to 9pm. There is a special Museums at Night advance ticket of just £6 for up to a family of 2 adults and 4 children to visit all these historical attractions, which is only valid between these times.Advance tickets can be purchased from the Dorchester Tourist Information Centre or any of the participating museums. Tickets purchased on the night cost £10. Look out for some of Dorchester's best eateries who are participating in  Museums at Night with special offers. Just show your ticket.

Branksome Beach Hosts One of the Most Glamorous Launch Parties of the Year 22 Apr 2011

Branksome Beach Restaurant is proud to announce that it will be the venue for the spectacular launch party of the British Beach Polo Championships this year.

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