28 things to do in Poole: 13 - 19 November 2015
11th November 2015
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Friday 13 November 2015


1) Wimborne Indoor Country Market

The Wimborne Indoor Country Market takes place every Friday. There is a wide selection of homemade cakes, bread and savouries, homemade jams & preserves, plants and cut garden flowers, seasonal fruit and vegetables, free range eggs, handmade cards, knitting and crochet, sewing, jewellery and other craft items. New Producers are always welcome; please apply to the market manager during opening times. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1WfOAnS

2) Lemur Landing's Climbing Wall Challenge

Join the team at Lemur Landings for their Children In Need party as they attempt to climb Everest in 1 day on their 4 lane climbing wall! (8,848 metres…1,770 climbs.) Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/20ndepF

3) Poole Marie Curie's Coffee Morning

All are invited to have a cup of coffee and slice of cake for a great cause! All money raised will be spent locally on those needing care and support through terminal illness. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1PKZVrX

4) Help Children In Need At Hamworthy Library

Decorate a Pudsey Biscuit for Children In Need! Events are free but must be booked in advance. Call 01202 262449 or email libraries@poole.gov.uk to book.

5) Foundation Friday - The Garden in Winter at Knoll Gardens

As the garden’s bird prepare for the winter come and join the RSPB in the garden at Knoll for a guided stroll before the gardens open to the general public. See the beautiful birds that live in this wildlife friendly garden. Tickets cost £5 per person (Proceeds from the walk divided between Knoll Gardens Foundation and the RSPB). Limited numbers so booking essential. Please call 01929 556651 to book your space. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/20needs

6) Free Health Walks - Poole

The Poole Healthy Walks Scheme offers free short walks led by trained volunteer Walk Leaders. All walks are 1 mile and offer gentle exercise. New walkers always welcome, just turn up and join in. Meet by the bus stop in the main car park of Upton Country Park. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1LVpFkO

7) Nordic Walking Classes - Upton House

Nordic walking is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. These classes a great way to improve fitness, lose weight and tone the whole body. Each session costs £4.00, meet in the main car park. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1KZ4AqZ

8) Joe McElderry - The Evolution Tour

X-FACTOR winner Joe McElderry is hitting the road with a brand new show after the sell-out success of last year’s nationwide tour! His unmistakable voice, easy wit and warm rapport have endeared him to all ages from 5 to 95. This event will be taking place at Poole Lighthouse. Tickets range from £21.25 – £76.75 per person. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1Wtc4Ev


Saturday 14 November 2015

9) Poole Town Football Club Playing Cambridge City

Come and support your local football club! Find all their upcoming fixtures both home and away on this page: http://bit.ly/1MsxonP

10) Christmas Walks on Brownsea Island

This is your opportunity to visit the island when it is usually closed and enjoy the breath-taking tranquillity of our winter wildlife. After your walk you can enjoy light refreshments and purchase some last minute gifts from their unique island shop. Also bring along a winter picnic to enjoy after your walk! Tickets cost £12 per person. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1WqXG4R

11) Jeremy Hardy At The Tivoli Theatre

Jeremy Hardy begins his 4th decade as a stand-up this year. That’s a more dramatic way of saying he started 31 years ago and, without a lottery win, probably has at least another 31 years to go. Last year, the tenth series of “Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation” was broadcast on Radio 4. He is also well known for his appearances on The News Quiz and I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue. Indeed, Alan Bennett recently said he likes him “but he’s only on the radio”. However, Jeremy isn’t only on the radio. He is on the road all year round and has never stopped doing live shows since 1984. After briefly hibernating in the winter, he’s back out on the road! Tickets cost £15.50 per person. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1NM6WsT

12) Charity Music Marathon At The Haven Hotel

Talented members of staff from the Haven (yes, the staff!) will be performing a number of your favourite hit songs, covering the genres of Pop, Rock, Jazz and Theatre amongst others. All in support of Wave 105’s charity, Cash for Kids. FJB Hotels charity partner, Cash for Kids, provide grants to individuals as well as other local charities with one goal, to help ensure that the basic needs of Children across the region are met. They firmly believe that in this day and age, no child should go without their basic needs and are committed to supporting children on the South Coast under the age of 18, who are financially, socially, emotionally or physically disadvantaged. Tickets for the event are £15 for Adults and £7.50 for Children and include donation, a welcome drink and delicious buffet dinner prepared by the hotel’s award winning chefs. On the night there will also be a charity raffle with a super prize up for grabs. Reservations can either be made via Haven Hotel Reception on 01202 707333 or reception@havenhotel.co.uk  Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1Siov5m

13) Diverse Abilities: Diamond Ball

Join Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability charity, for a spectacular Diamond Ball on 14 November, celebrating its 60th anniversary year. Dress to impress, enjoy a three course meal and be entertained at this glitz and glam event and help raise vital funds for Diverse Abilities. Come along and have a fabulous time with friends and family while making a difference to those with disabilities in Dorset. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Sharon Wells at Diverse Abilities on 01202 718266. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1WtdO0l


Sunday 15 November 2015

14) Christmas Wonderland Market At The Lighthouse, Poole

Up to 150 stands bearing seasonal goods to suit every pocket, local and independent makers and producers will be selling a tempting selection of unique presents, you will find an enormous variety of unique and interesting crafts, gifts and foods on offer, at superb prices, for your Christmas table, a wide range of cheeses, biscuits and chutneys, fudge, sauces, preserves, chestnuts and seasonal cakes, not forgetting the fairy lights, decorations, Christmas trees, wreathes & mistletoe.... So if you dream of getting all your Christmas shopping wrapped up in one day, under one roof, then look no further than the “Christmas Wonderland Market”. Entry is just £2.50 for adults and children go FREE! Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1XJBVdN

15) Ladies Lunch with Shelly Jory-Leigh

Join Shelley Jory-Leigh at the Haven Hotel for lunch and a presentation on her life as one of the UK’s leading power boat racers. Tickets cost £20 per person and with every ticket sold £8 will be donated to Wave 105’s Cash For Kids. Ticket includes Haven Hotel Cream Tea and a glass of Prosecco. To book, please call 01202 707333 or email reception@havenhotel.co.uk . Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1M6A37m


Monday 16 November 2015


16) History Walk - RSPB Arne nature reserve

Not only is RSPB Arne home to a huge array of wildlife, it has also been home to many people over the centuries. Come along for a walk to learn about the ‘other Arne’ - the ‘historical Arne’. Free event. No booking required. Donations welcome. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1PfUqn9

17) Wildlife walk for health - with the RSPB at Canford Heath

Join Sarah-Jane from the RSPB for a free healthy walk whilst exploring the wildlife of Canford Heath. Meet at the heath entrance opposite Knowlton road, BH17 9EE.  Please bring sensible footwear and warm/waterproof clothing. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1OCc6ae


Tuesday 17 November 2015

18) RNLI College Discovery Tours

Find out how the RNLI crews and lifeguards are trained with a behind the scenes 90-minute tour of RNLI College. Conducted by their dedicated volunteer tour guides, tours cost just £7.50 per person or are free for college residents. They take place daily Monday to Friday and on Saturday mornings. Be sure to reserve your place! Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1JX6kgg

19) Corfe Castle Model Village and Gardens

See what the Castle and village would have looked like before its destruction by Cromwell’s troops in 1646. Set in an acre of landscaped gardens, it is the ideal place for a lazy few hours! The Courtyard tea room serves fresh local produce in a 17th Century courtyard setting, open to everyone whether visiting the Model Village or not. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1P37udI

20) Lemur Landing's Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Once again Lemur Landings are linking up with Operation Christmas Child to collect donated shoeboxes and deliver special gifts to children around the world in time for Christmas. Deliver a box of joy this Christmas! Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1MsFGfo


Wednesday 18 November 2015


21) Poole Harbour & Island Cruise - 70 Minutes

City Cruises Poole will take you around the islands & past the beautiful beaches and bays of this magnificent Harbour, cruising close to Brownsea Island and its castle and viewing the famous houses at Sandbanks.  Visit our website for information about dates, times and ticket prices: http://bit.ly/1VTMoQT

22) The ‘On the Street Where You Live’ Exhibition

The exhibition exists to bring together images that showcase Maxine’s interpretation of memorable places, familiar objects and everyday sights that celebrate our surroundings. By digitally transforming photographs Maxine creates graphic images that describe our surroundings in a simpler, balanced and more straightforward way. The transformation process involves the digital simplification of both detail and colour using carefully selected palettes to create the final image. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1GHwgAK

23) Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Glorious Song

Canteloube combined his love of collecting folk melodies and his skill as a composer to create an exquisite set of songs which evoke the rural beauty of his native countryside and the people who occupy it – elderly peasants, shepherds and shepherdesses and harvesters at work in the fields. This event will be taking place at Poole Lighthouse. Tickets range from £14.50 - £42.00 per person. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1Pg7okA 

24) Jim Davidson At The Tivoli Theatre

The people’s favourite and one of Britain’s greatest ever comedians, Jim Davidson OBE takes to the road with his brand new show Charlton Nil. Tickets cost £22.50 per person. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1PC4vuG

25) Andy Parsons At Poole Lighthouse

With four sell out national tours, three DVD releases and a special for Comedy Central already under his belt, Andy Parsons, is back on the road in 2015 and coming to a theatre near you. Andy’s fifth show Live And Unleashed - But Naturally Cautious‘ will see the star of BBC2’s ‘Mock The Week’ and ‘Live At At The Apollo’ hit the road again delivering more sharp comedy up and down the UK. Tickets are £16.75 per person. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1lk0qjK


Thursday 19 November 2015


26) NT Live: Of Mice & Men

The hit Broadway production Of Mice and Men, filmed on stage in New York by National Theatre Live, comes to Poole Lighthouse and local cinemas. This landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck's play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heart-breaking testament to the bonds of friendship. Tickets are £16.75 per person. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1MKhZiU

27) The Custom House Charity Evening in aid of SHINE Cancer Support

The Custom House are holding a charity event for local business teams in aid of Shine Cancer Support, a fabulous charity that supports young people with cancer in their 20s 30s and 40s. Join the team with your colleagues for an evening of quizzes, games and fun in the Custom House bar! There is a £5 donation per person. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1WRmDRY

28) French Evenings at Guildhall

The Guildhall Restaurant hosts popular regular French evenings which give the chance to sample delicious specialities of France with a special menu, live music and a French quiz. Immerse yourself in French culture in a fun evening with great atmosphere! Call 01202 671717 make a table reservation today. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1VIAFoa

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