33 things to do in Poole: 25 September - 01 October 2015
24th September 2015
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Friday 25 September 2015

1) The World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Catch up over a cuppa, enjoy some gorgeous treats – and the money you raise at the Coffee Morning will help Macmillann Cancer Support make sure no one has to face cancer alone. Visit our website to find a coffee morning near you: http://bit.ly/1Ltv6Ja

2) Poole Leisure Painters

A friendly and enthusiastic Art group covering all levels of talent. Come along and paint in your chosen medium amongst like-minded people. Demonstrations, outings, competitions and exhibitions are arranged throughout the year including a lively Christmas Party! Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1hCfAzr

3) Wimborne Indoor Country Market

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. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1WfOAnS

4) Lighthouse Film: 13 Minutes (15)

Opening as a tense action thriller, Hirschbiegel's second foray into Nazi history after Downfall follows Georg Elser's (Friedel, The White Ribbon) unsuccessful attempt to assassinate Hitler with a bomb that exploded 13 minutes too late. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1j6iIUw

5) 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

6) Cyril Diver Exhibition - Studland

Visit the exhibition at the Discovery Centre (Knoll Beach) to mark the end of the Cyril Diver project which first started in the 1930's and more recently investigating again Studland's amazing ecology. Booking not needed. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1IWa0wX

7) Tank Experience Day At The Tank Museum

Unstoppable Action - Incredible History. "Get your hands dirty and set your pulse racing as we immerse you in the rich history of armoured warfare." Participants are welcome to bring family or friends with them, but they will be expected to pay the appropriate normal admission fee. Sadly, The Tank Museum will not be able to accommodate them into any of the activities nor provide them the food & refreshments included in The Tank Experience Day package. For more information about this event, please visit our website: http://bit.ly/1Fzqknk

Have you missed out on the Tank Experience Day? Not to worry! Keep an eye out on our events page for other special events happening at The Tank Museum or visit their events page: http://bit.ly/1V7Dgx6

8) Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting & Nancy Kerr At The Lighthouse

United by the sheer joy of playing and exploring music together, Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting & Nancy Kerr are three of Britain’s finest musicians and interpreters of songs and tunes. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1Fd1TRY

9) Live Music at The Stable - Mother Ukers

The Band take on modern day classics with their ukuleles and forge them into timeless wonders of a bygone era with the power of ‘Ukular Fusion’. This event starts at 7.30pm. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1iKAGMy

10) Live music sessions on selected Friday & Saturday nights at FB Haven Hotel

To accompany the Haven Hotel’s fine wine, food and views, enjoy water’s edge live music and a relaxed atmosphere. Grab a drink in the Pavilion Bar, take a table in La Roche, what better way to spend a weekend?! Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1ERBIjc


Saturday 26 September 2015


11) Storm Fish Restaurant - Cookery Masterclass

Have you or someone you know always wanted to go on a cookery course but found it too expensive? Then you'll be pleased to hear that Storm are running cookery courses for a maximum of 6 people at a time which includes the buying, filleting, preparation and cooking of fish and learning to cook some gorgeous dishes. The course will be run by Head Chef, Paolo Alleva.The course costs £85.00 and runs from 9.30 – 2.30pm and includes lunch and wine.

Have you missed out on Storm’s Cookery Masterclass Day? Not to worry! Keep an eye out for upcoming events on our website and their events page: http://www.stormfish.co.uk/

12) Lighthouse Film: Gemma Bovery (15)

Gemma Arterton (Tamara Drewe) stars as the near-namesake of Flaubert's Emma Bovery in this witty film adaption of Posy Simmonds's satirical graphic novel. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1NJPQNh

13) The Blue Boar's 1st Anual Chilli Festival

There will be chilli eating competitions, chilli bobbing, live bands (Red Hot Chilli Peppers Tribute ), DJs until 2am and food stalls supplied by The Dorset Chilli Company. Everyone welcome! Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1XPz3gp

14) Mini Steam & Vintage Day

Wimborne Model Town are holding a Mini Steam and Vintage Day on Saturday 26 September with mini steam rides around the Model Town, a display of classic motorcycles and a vintage tea service in the tea room. Visit our website for more information about the day: http://bit.ly/1QvRq4h

15) Open Days At The Arts University Bournemouth

AUB are a festival of diversity and excitement; a showcase of learning on a campus dedicated to the arts. There’s only so much a website or prospectus can tell you. At an Open Day at AUB you can explore the campus, see what students are working on, and talk to course tutors. You can get involved in their interactive workshop, take a bus tour of Bournemouth, enjoy iced coffee that’s featured in student projects, or simply take in the atmosphere to a backbeat of sounds from their student DJs. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1OOchBN

16) Lighthouse Film: Absolutely Anything (12A)

Ace joker Robin Williams's final film has him voicing Dennis, a dog belonging to weary teacher Neil (Pegg), on whom the power to do Absolutely Anything has been randomly bestowed by aliens (voiced by Monty Python alumni). Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1iKBml2

17) Civil War: Besieged & Betrayed - Corfe Castle

Lord Hopton's Regiment of Foote will be demonstrating all aspects of 17th century encampment, including drills and weapon displays, in this popular living history weekend. Booking not needed, although normal admission charges apply. Please note that the musket fire can be very loud, not all dogs or young children appreciate it! Firing times are published in advance. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1KcmLbZ

18) Anniversary Charity Masked Ball

This year marks Les Bouviers 25th year of trading. The team are very proud of this achievement and hope that you will join them at their Masked Summer Ball on Saturday September 26th to celebrate this milestone year. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1gJJXCv


Sunday 27 September 2015


19) The Friends of Upton Country Park House Open Days / House Tours

The last of the 2015 House Open Days. Admission to the House is free for the sale of books, souvenirs and gifts. There is also the opportunity to take a guided tour of the ground floor rooms, with commentary, at a cost of £1 per person. Tours commence at 12.30, 1.30, 2.30 and 3.30pm and last approximately 45 minutes. All proceeds go towards funding projects in the House and Country Park. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1UyNAhq

20) The Four x 10 Art Exhibition at The Lighthouse

Four amazing artists with 10 metres of wall space. Featuring work by Sarah L Goy, Sarah Humby, Lisa Lewis and Lisa Lindqvist. Free Entry during normal building opening hours. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1W4AUft

21) Poole Quay Wig Walk 2015

Join Shine Cancer Support on Sunday September 27th as the tean attempt to find 500 fabulous people to wear crazy wigs, helping them to highlight the issues of young adults living with cancer. Attend one of their Wig Walk events for a day of wiggy fun or post a selfie in your crazy wig to their facebook page or twitter account using #shinewig. By registering for their Poole Quay Wig Walk, you can raise sponsorship money. Visit our website for more information about this event: http://bit.ly/1OsgdJb


Monday 28 September 2015


22) Red squirrel walks - Brownsea Island

Join the guided walks and see how many rare red squirrels you can spot! At this time of year they come down from the canopy of trees to store food and can be seen playing in the low branches. Booking essential visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1FzqDhY

23) Poole Student Discount Shopping Night

For one night only, the Dolphin Shopping Centre in Poole will open its door after hours for students to enjoy exclusive discounts of up to 20 per cent off brands including New Look, Dorothy Perkins, Burton and Miss Selfridge. Along with giveaways and competitions to keep everyone entertained, DJs from Fire Radio will be taking to the decks! Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1QvU22g


Tuesday 29 September 2015


24) Lighthouse Film: Roger Waters - The Wall

Based on the groundbreaking concept album, Roger Waters The Wall could be called a concept film: it’s a state-of-the-art show that dazzles the senses, combined with an intensely personal road trip that deals with the loss Roger has felt throughout his life due to war.  Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1NR9sk7

25) Rt. Hon. Professor Shirley Williams –  Lighthouse Theatre

Rt. Hon. Professor Shirley Williams, politician and academic, was the daughter of political scientist and philosopher Sir George Catlin and feminist and pacifist writer Vera Britain. After graduating from Oxford  she worked as a journalist for several years before becoming an MP  in 1964.  Later she Co-founded  the Liberal Democrats and has been a member of the House of Lords since 1993, where she was spokesperson on Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs from 1998 to 2001 and Leader of the party in that House from 2001 to 2004. Visit our website for more information about this event: http://bit.ly/1Modptk

26) Poole Dream Machines

The UK’s biggest and best weekly bike meet takes places on Poole Quay every Tuesday from 6pm. This popular motorbike event runs from the first Tuesday in April to the end of September. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1KOLHF8


Wednesday 30 September 2015

27) The Lighthouse: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Salome

One of the most ground-breaking works of the 20th century, Strauss' 1905 opera caused a sensation with its almost unimaginable orchestral power and dramatically gripping story-telling. Visit our website for more information about this event: http://bit.ly/1FReMM6

28) 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! Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1P37udI

29) Patricks Bar & Restaurant Presents: A Night at The Musicals

Sit back and relax Wednesday evening at Patrick's Bar & Restaurant. With former West end stars 'Two Voices' Jason Jay and Giselle Summers. Tickets are only £25 per person for 3 course meal and show! Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1KKLrZo


Thursday 01 October 2015


30) 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 about this event: http://bit.ly/1JX6kgg

31) The Lighthouse Theatre: Round & Round The Garden

Follow Norman, his in-laws and the local vet over one summer weekend in a Sussex country house. Assistant librarian Norman is intent on making all the women in his life happy simultaneously attempting to seduce his sister-in-law Annie, charm his brother’s wife Sarah and still keep his own wife, Ruth, happy. Oblivious to the repercussions of his actions, Norman leaves a trail of havoc, misunderstandings and comedy consequences. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1LtClkr

32) Poole Central Library - Health & Wellbeing Fair

Meet local organisations that can offer advice and support on health and wellbeing and find out about the benefits of volunteering. The event includes activities for adults including knit & natter, chess, scrabble or reading - find a new hobby and people with similar interests. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1iKCDbV

33) Young System Builders

The team at PC's Made Simple have decided that it would be a great bit of educational fun to run workshops to teach kids how to build their very own PCs. An evening of education and excitement for little’uns that are passionate about computers and all things technology. All of their events will be held at LV=Streetwise and will be run by Clifford (with some helpers).  So, if you have a child that’s aged between 8 and 16 who is interested in computers, then this is an excellent opportunity. An evening full of insights into PC's Made Simple's field and general technological knowledge to give them a boost in their education and help them along at school. Booking is essential.

Missed out on this event? Not to worry! PC’s Made Simple has another Young System Builders evening on the 28th of October 2015. Book your place now to avoid disappointment: http://bit.ly/1MvC4it

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