British Independent Film Festival 2011 being held at Lighthouse Poole 20 Apr 2011

British Independent Film Festival 2011 will be held at the Poole Lighthouse Cinema in Dorset on May 6th and 7th. The festival has grown since its inaugural year in 2010 and will be screening over two days, with more feature films and short films than ever before!

A right royal affair at FJB Hotels 20 Apr 2011

As the whole nation prepares to be gripped by Royal Wedding fever, the FJB Hotel Group is inviting guests to come and raise a toast to HRH Prince William and Kate Middleton at one of its Dorset-based hotels on Friday 29 April and celebrate the hotly-anticipated nuptials in style.

New Asian Fusion Restaurant & Bar 'Aqua' launches on Poole Quay 20 Apr 2011

Another restaurant on Poole's vibrant quay front may seem like a drop in ocean, but latest addition Aqua looks set to make serious ripples in Bournemouth and Poole's social scene.

Exbury rhodos win top RHS prizes 20 Apr 2011

As the early spring sunshine brings out a spectacular display at Exbury Gardens, famous Rothschild rhododendrons took top prizes at the main Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) show at the weekend.

Poole’s May Street Arts Festival returns to the Quay! 15 Apr 2011

Poole's fantastic free family street arts festival returns on Monday 2 May to the Quay in celebration of the May Day bank holiday, bringing together a great mix of performances, live music, Maypole dancing, and newly commissioned acts as part of Wave 105's Summertime in the South events in Poole.

Finishing touches being added to the Oceanarium’s first-ever mammal display 15 Apr 2011

Following the Easter period, finishing touches will be made to a unique penthouse apartment based at one of the south coast's most sought-after property hotspots - Bournemouth seafront in Dorset. The desirable £150,000 waterfront penthouse has its own indoor plunge pool and has already been acquired. 'Otter Oasis' is an exclusive 64 square metre apartment and is based within the award-winning aquarium, the Oceanarium, and is the attraction's first-ever mammal display.

Branksome Beach Makes Headway in the Kitchen! 15 Apr 2011

Branksome Beach Restaurant has appointed new chef, Lee Bishop to head up the talented staff in the seaside kitchen.

The Egg Hunt With A Difference! 15 Apr 2011

Forget about hunting for Easter Eggs this Easter and head to Britain's original Dinosaur Museum this Easter weekend to search for dinosaur eggs that are millions of years old instead. Over the long Easter weekend the Dinosaur Museum, in Dorchester, is holding the Great Dinosaur Egg Hunt. It is the Easter Egg Hunt with a difference and involves children in actually hunting throughout the museum to spot the dinosaur eggs on display and solving the Dinosaur Mystery. The Great Dinosaur Egg Hunt is from Good Friday 22 April to Easter Bank Holiday Monday 25 April.

Museums at Night in May 12 Apr 2011

Tickets are now on sale for this years Museums at Night in Dorchester on the evening of Saturday 14th May. After the enormous success of last year's event Dorchester's six museums are again joining together for a special open evening as part of this national event. New for this year is the addition of the Roman Town House - a very special historic site being the best-preserved example of a Roman Town House in the UK open to public. Dorchester, the historic county town of Dorset, is fortunate to have such a wealth of museums and heritage sites for everyone to enjoy.

Easter ‘egg-stravaganza’ at The Sandbanks Hotel 11 Apr 2011

The Sandbanks Hotel in Poole, Dorset - part of the FJB Hotels Group - has organised an 'egg-ceptional' programme of activities for guests holidaying or visiting the hotel this Easter.  Based directly on Poole's renowned blue flag Sandbanks beach, the hotel is set to host a Mad Hatter's Easter Party on Friday 22 April from 12pm to 4pm, where families will be able to enjoy a range of fun-filled activities, creative competitions and face painting.

Peppa Pig World opens to the public on Saturday 9 April 6 Apr 2011

This Saturday (9 April 2011) sees the official launch of Peppa Pig World at Paultons Family Theme Park near Romsey.

Countrywise visits Dorset 5 Apr 2011

In the first show of a new series, ITV1's Countrywise visits the coastal county of Dorset - part of England's only Natural World Heritage Site and officially one of the most precious places on earth, with Dorset's ancient landforms and pre-historic discoveries; the jewels in the county's crown.

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