What's on inSwanage


Welcome to Swanage

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Swanage - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Swanage to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Swanage

28
MAR
Kong : Skull Island (12A)
The Mowlem Theatre

This compelling original adventure from director Jordan Vogt‐Roberts The Kings of Summer tells the story of a diverse team of scientists soldiers and adventurers uniting to explore a mythical uncharted island in the Pacific as dangerous as it is beautiful. Cut off…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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31
MAR
Coastal Comedy - Raymond and Mr Timpkins!
Hotel Celebrity

Its freakish entertainment on a twisted stick the charismatically challenged uncle and nephew duo invite you into a world of stylophone rock anthems brushed velvet arousal and indulgent brilliant tackiness. Likened to Morecambe and Wise and the Two Ronnies anyone who can…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01201 316316
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APR
Jaggers Comedy Club Bournemouth
Cameo Club Bournemouth

Each Saturday Night in Bournemouth we have an exciting line up of quality comedians this week is no different ‐ and what a fantastic line up it is too. Come and enjoy the show & party the night away afterwards in Bournemouths…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 552163
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02
APR
Bournemouth Bay Run 2017
Pier Approach

The 35th Bournemouth Bay Run in association with the British Heart Foundation takes place on Sunday 2 April 2017 Choose from a variety of distances all taking place against the backdrop of Bournemouths famous seven‐mile stretch of golden sand and sparkling seas.Price:…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01202 451702
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03
APR
Russell Howard Round the World
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Russell Howard Round the World at Bournemouth International Centre BIC in Bournemouth on Monday 03 April 2017. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

06
APR
Oliver
The Mowlem Theatre

This hugely popular show tells the story of Oliver Twist the boy who asked for more and includes such brilliant toe‐tapping Lionel Bart songs as Consider Yourself Pick a Pocket or Two Reviewing the Situation…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

06
APR
Outdoor Yoga – six week course
Knoll Gardens

Enjoy an hour of energizing yoga with Jackie Hayfield in the tranquility of the garden before it opens to the public. Then stay to enjoy Knolls naturalistic style and visiting wildlife.First of a 6‐week Thursday morning short course 6 April 11…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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07
APR
Rick Astley
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

With a career spanning over 25 years 80s pop icon and multi‐million selling artist Rick Astley has announced a full UK tour for October this year.…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
APR
Burlesque Showcase featuring Coco Deville
Kinson Community Centre

Our stunning Headline Guest Coco Deville Critically acclaimed award winning burlesque performer Ms Coco Deville stands as one of the most unique and established burlesque artistes in the cabaret industry. With over a decade of burlesque and…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL:
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09
APR
Beauty and the Beast (PG)
The Mowlem Theatre

Disneys Beauty and the Beast is a live‐action re‐telling of the studios animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience staying true to the original music while updating the score with several…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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11
APR
Speed Dating in Bournemouth
Bar So

Speed Dating in Bournemouth for anyone aged 25 to 40 Tuesday 11th April 2017Book here ‐ http:www.slowdating.comspeed‐datingbournemouth106466.aspx ‐ by clicking on the link to meet new people at Bournemouths most popular singles night How speed dating in Bournemouth works ‐ When you…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 02380 784694
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14
APR
Hospital Hunt
Poole Park

Join Poole Hospital Charity for the first ever Hospital Hunt around Poole Park.Take part in an Easter trail from 11am along with other fun activities. All entries get bunny ears to take part in along with a hot cross bun hotcold drink…

Location: 8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01202 448449
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15
APR
The Boss Baby (U)
The Mowlem Theatre

An animation in which a young boy and his new baby brother team up to defeat an evil businessman.A new babys arrival impacts a family told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator ‐‐ a wildly imaginative 7‐year‐old named…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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19
APR
Diversity
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Best known for winning the third series of Britains Got Talent Diversity are a phenomenal street dance group that have won numerous awards since they became famous. They appear at this venue to show…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

21
APR
Howie Casey's Beatles With Wingsl
Mr Kyps

If youre a fan of the Beatles and Paul McCartneys band Wings get down to Mr Kyps on 21st April where well be playing 12‐piece band including horn section led by Howie who worked with Paul McCartney for years.…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01202 575909
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21
APR
Stand-up-Comedy Show Bournemouth, Jaggers
Cameo Club Bournemouth

Jaggers Comedy club first for Stand‐up Comedy in Bournemouth located at Cameo Nightclub in the Town Centre Jaggers is a really popular show especially with Birthday parties Stag groups & Hen groups. For 12 years this show has been a best seller…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 552163
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22
APR
Specialist Nurseries Plant Fair
Knoll Gardens

Meet expert growers and buy top‐quality locally grown camellias blueberries azaleas ferns and perennials alongside Knolls own multiple award‐winning grasses including some not available online. Local wildlife organizations plant societies and willow weaver will also be in the garden.Free admission to plant…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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25
APR
Guided Walk – Local Landscapes
Knoll Gardens

Join Dorset Wildlife Trusts Nicky Hoar and Knolls Neil Lucas as they take you on a guided walk across Ferndown Common to Knoll Gardens looking at the similarities and differences of the landscapes as you understand more about east Dorsets horticulture and…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 692033
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28
APR
Coastal Comedy - Phil Butler
Hotel Celebrity

Phil Butlers audiovisual brand of comedy would have even non‐english speakers rolling in the aisles. From cigarette‐juggling to a childs toy with Tourettes his act has it all ‐ The Mirror.Phil Butler is truly a comedy act like no other. Using his…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 316316
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28
APR
Jethro - Bull & Bonkers
The Mowlem Theatre

Every once in a while there comes along a true comedy genius someone who rapidly gains cult status with the British public. Such is the case with JethroArmed with nothing more than a microphone and delivered to you in a warm Cornish…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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28
APR
RSPB Guided Walk - The Voices of Spring
Knoll Gardens

Join the RSPB for a guided stroll at Knoll before the gardens open to the general public to listen to an amazing array of birds as they greet the new day with their song. RSPB will then be at Knoll to meet…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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28
APR
RSPB Open Day . . . Members and Volunteers
Knoll Gardens

RSPB members and volunteers are invited to visit Knoll Gardens free‐of‐charge. To see at first hand how Knolls gardening ethos creates a beautiful wildlife friendly environment. Proof of membership or RSPB volunteering status must be shown at the nursery to gain free…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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29
APR
The Best Stand-up-Comedy Show Bournemouth, Jaggers
Cameo Club Bournemouth

End of the month needing a good laugh. We can Help Jaggers Comedy club is first for Stand‐up Comedy in Bournemouth located at Cameo Nightclub in the Town Centre Jaggers is a really popular show especially with Birthday parties Stag groups…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 552163
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06
MAY
The Only Girl in the World
The Mowlem Theatre

Arena Theatre present their latest production directed by Alexander Sanderson with permission from Micheline Steinberg Associates by kind permission of Glyn MaxwellA play about the final victim of Jack the Ripper Mary Kelly. Mary is sexy and devil‐may‐care; Joseph Barnett is a…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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06
MAY
Workshop . . . Willow Weaving for Beginners
Knoll Gardens

Willow Weaving for Beginners with Tracy Standish.Learn traditional basketry techniques to weave a useful and beautiful round willow basket to take home. Book online or at the nursery.…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01202 873931
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12
MAY
Knoll Gardens Foundation Volunteer Recruitment
Knoll Gardens

The Knoll Gardens Foundation is a charity set up to promote a sustainable wildlife friendly gardening style which can create stunning effect whilst requiring little maintenance. This special open day is your chance to find out about the charity and the volunteering…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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13
MAY
High Mead Country Fayre
High Mead Farm

Come along to the High Mead Country Fayre for a day of new experiences. From pony rides to building a castle to pottery and massages theres bound to be something for everyoneHigh Mead Farm is a non‐profit community interest company which provides…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07517 328094
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16
MAY
Free Introduction to Islam and Muslim Culture Cour
Bournemouth Islamic Centre

With the increasing number of terrorist attacks associated with Islam and Muslims across the globe and the constant negative portrayal of Islam in the Media isnt it time to learn more about Islam and Muslims from authentic sources Includes: lunch information pack…

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07813 811914
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19
MAY
Taste of the South
Poole Park

. TASTE OF THE SOUTHJoin in the celebrations as Taste of the South hits the green grass of Poole Park this May. From the 19th ‐ 21st May visitors can enjoy FREE admission to this brand new event which features the very…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01202 896698
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20
MAY
Some Enchanted Evening
The Mowlem Theatre

Dont miss out on this spectacular show as a cast of the industries most talented professionals perform favourites from Broadway and West‐End musicals. Including songs from The Sound Of Music South Pacific Les Miserables Fame Chicago and many more this outstanding…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01929 422239
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Tourist Attractions


Oceanarium

Explore the secrets of the ocean in an adventure that will take you to some of the world's most amazing waters. The Oceanarium Bournemouth brings you face to face with marine life from the furthest reaches of the globe ‐ more than just an aquarium, a vibrant…

Brownsea Island Nature Reserve

Diverse habitats & wildlife, including a red squirrel population. The reserve is leased from the National Trust, situated in Poole Harbour with a large sheltered lagoon; particularly important for overwintering & summer breeding birds. A day spent exploring its flooded woodland, lakes, reedbed & pine woods…

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle is a thousand‐year‐old castle rising above the Isle of PurbeckOne of Britain's most majestic ruins, the castle controlled the gateway through the Purbeck Hills and has been an important stronghold since the time of William the Conqueror. Defended during the Civil War by the ardent…

Swanage Railway

The Swanage Railway is situated on the Isle of Purbeck in the south east corner of the picturesque county of Dorset. The Isle covers approximately 100 square miles but it is not a true island even though the English Channel, Poole Harbour and the River Frome almost surround…

Adonis Cabaret

Adonis Cabaret Bournemouth Nightclub in Bournemouth, Dorset. Contact venue on telephone number 01202 295796 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Ambassador Snooker

SnookerPool Hall at Ambassador Snooker in Bournemouth, Dorset. Contact venue on 01202 291218 for opening times, entrance costs and snooker table informationavailability.…

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