What's On around the Wessex region

Halloween Party

Charity Workers Organise Halloween Party for Adults with Disabilities


Jurassic Coast Market Information

Local Market information for the Jurassic Coast covering Dorchester, Bridport, Portland, Sherborne and Weymouth


Jurassic Coast 2017 Whats On Guide

Festivals, Fairs and Fireworks, Shows, Regattas and Carnivals. Dorset is a hive of activity all year round. Here is just a taste of what's on in Dorchester, Lyme, Bridport, Weymouth, and Sherborne

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Roles Available at HG Walker Solicitors

HG Walker Solicitors in Dorset is currently recruiting for the following roles:

Commercial Conveyancer- Full Time, Permanent - Based at Broadstone

Residential Conveyancer - Maternity Cover, Fixed Term 6-12 month contract (start April’17) – Based at Broadstone

Full job descriptions can be found here: hgwalker.co.uk/about-us/careers

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New Year, New You? How to get fit this February!

Do you want to go from couch to 5k, spin-a-day or maybe swim the length of the channel whilst raising money for a good cause? Individuals are encouraged to take part in Dorset Blind Associations fitness challenge this February.

Is your New Years resolution to get fit and lose weight? Dorset Blind Association are running their Fitness February Campaign, now in its 3rd year, which aims to encourage individuals to get fit, lose weight and raise funds for vital services for visually impaired people in Dorset. Participants can get involved in this campaign by getting sponsored to take on a fitness challenge this February in the most creative way they can.

Diverse Abilities

Free Club for Children with Disabilities

Langside School, a special school for children between two and 19 located in Poole, launched the Caterpillar Club last year with the aim of providing pre-schoolers with disabilities an opportunity for free, fun and friendly play. Nearly a year later, the Caterpillar Club continues to do exactly that and opens its doors every Monday morning from 10am – 11.30am for children across Dorset and Hampshire.

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Sarah Ali Choudhury to appear on Channel 4's Kitchen Rules

Bournemouth based chef Sarah Ali Choudhury to appear on Channel 4 My Kitchen Rules this week.

Sarah Ali is an experienced chef and restaurant manager with an Indian and Caribbean background. Being a mother of four Sarah understands that time is precious. Meals need to be prepared quickly and easily and yet they need to taste delicious!

Sarah was recently selected to compete in a reality cooking show for Channel 4, My Kitchen Rules UK, which is on air during the month of October. The show is split into several parts with Sarah’s main part being aired this week, 17th – 21st of October.

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Table Top Treasure Preloved Baby and Children’s Sales

Table Top Treasure’s baby and children’s sales are ideal for new or expecting mums that want to invest in baby clothes and toys but do not want to pay high retail prices. Whether you want to buy baby’s first teddy bear, clothing for a newborn or a new crib, you can find a range of baby and infant items at Table Top Treasure's preloved sales.

Here is a comprehensive guide to Table Top Treasure’s upcoming baby and children’s events:



Preloved, Nearly New Baby & Children`s Sale- Saturday, 1st April- 10.30am-12pm- St Marks Church, BH10 4HY- A great collection of preloved toys, clothes, equipment and much more at great prices for your little treasures. There will complimentary goody bags for the first forty customers and tasty treats in the tea and coffee lounge.

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Table Top Treasure Upcoming Events

Here is a comprehensive list of Table Top Treasure’s upcoming Craft Fairs, Table Top Sales, Ladies Evenings and Pamper Evenings:




Craft Fair- Saturday, 11th March- 2.30pm-4.30pm- Kinson Community Centre, BH10 7LH- If you love handmade craft items then you will love this craft fair.
Buy a handmade gift for Mothers Day or something to brighten up your home after Winter.


young drivers course

Driving lessons launch in Bournemouth for 10-17s

Creating Safer Young Drivers

-Groundbreaking sessions reduce accidents in newly qualified drivers by more than a half

-Scheme to launch in Dorset for the first time in August

A groundbreaking driver training course aimed at 10-17 year olds has announced it will launch in Bournemouth the scheme’s first venue in Dorset!

Diverse Abilities

Volunteer at Fun Events with Diverse Abilities this Year!

Would you like to come to a fun filled Dorset event and meet new people while helping Diverse Abilities at the same time? Well, why not volunteer at a community event this year? Volunteers receive free entry to the event and once you have finished helping out you can relax and enjoy the atmosphere!

Fiona Hansford, Corporate and Community Manager, said: “Volunteering gets you out and about; you can meet new people and learn a new skill, while making a difference to Diverse Abilities. It is also great for your CV. We would not be able to achieve everything we do without the help of our amazing volunteers. So why not be one of the fantastic people who make a difference this year!”

Volunteering duties and roles can vary depending on the type of event, your duties could include manning the stall, bucket collections or running a tombola or games.

If you have some time to spare and would like to volunteer with Diverse Abilities, get in touch or visit www.diverseabilities.org.uk/getinvolved to find out more. Or call/email Fiona on 01202718266 and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Dinosaurland Fossil Museum

Children of all ages can learn and enjoy a visit to .. Dinosaurland Fossil Museum

This Privately Owned Fossil Museum is in scenic Lyme Regis .. right in the heart of the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. Located in a historic Grade I listed former congregational Church building. The Fossil Museum is owned and run by Palaeontologist Steve Davies and his wife Jenny. The museum is truly amazing for enthusiasts to see as there are over 10,000 exhibits and may well be the largest on display to the public in South West England as it grows in number each year.

Location .. Coombe Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3PY


Rockpool Rambles

Held throughout the year...

Join the Marine Warden on a Rock Pool Ramble to explore the fascinating creatures of the seashore and how they live, love and do lunch!

Suitable for any age, this event is run at Broad Ledge in Lyme Regis and lasts for 1 and ½ hours. As the tide goes out the ledges here are exposed and rock pools, which are full of life, are revealed. Our experienced warden will help you to discover the amazing plants and animals living on our shores.

Charges: £4 Adult, £3 Child. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Meeting point: Large metal anchor, Cobb Gate Car Park, Lyme Regis


Swanage Market

Local market in Swanage

Swanage Market is held weekly on a Friday in the Main Beach Car Park (Victoria Avenue) from 8.00 a.m. until 5.00 p.m.

Come along to Swanage Market each and every Friday. There are loads of great items to buy, from local produce such as breads, meats and vegetables to clothes, jewellery and some fantastic bargains!

Bring along the family or drop by on your own.

Travel Back In Time to a Golden Age of Travel

Travel Back In Time to a Golden Age of Travel

Seaton Tramway operates between Seaton, Colyford and Coylton and there will be a wide variety of exciting events in 2016 for all the family!

You can join local experts for some bird watching next to the beautiful River Axe estuary where you can discover all the spectacular species of bird the area has to offer, hop aboard the Dinosaur Train filled with music, stories and dinosaur activities- a great adventure for the children (they may even get a chance to meet Buddy the T-Rex!)  and experience the morning Seaton Branch Line Tour and hear about the amazing history of the Southern Railway Line.


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