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

27
JUN
My Cousin Rachel (12A)
The Mowlem Theatre

A British drama based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier in which a young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious beautiful cousin believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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30
JUN
Churchill (PG)
The Mowlem Theatre

Tensions mount for the beleaguered British Prime Minister Winston Churchill Brian Cox in the days leading up to infamous Allied D‐Day landings in Normandy France in June 1944. Fearful of repeating his deadly mistakes from World War I in the Battle of…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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30
JUN
Coastal Comedy - Ed Gamble
Hotel Celebrity

We are excited to bring you the incredible Ed Gamble live in our fabulous setting. As seen on:Mock the Week BBC2Russell Howards Good News BBC 2Daves One Night Stand Dave and many more.An ability to open his mouth and spontaneously say something…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 316316
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01
JUL
1st June at Jaggers Comedy Club
Cameo Club Bournemouth

Jaggers comedy club every Saturday night in Bournemouth. Enjoy a perfect night of comedy. We offer first class entertainment at our weekly show. Jaggers is a real favourite in Bournemouth and has been for the last 12…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 552163
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02
JUL
Rainbow Run
Upton Country Park

This 3k fun run is not about speed or fitness its about celebration having crazy fun with friends family and colleagues all while raising vital funds for your local childrens hospice.Youll be pelted with powdered paint as you make your way around…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01962 760060
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04
JUL
Speed Dating in Bournemouth
Bar So

Speed Dating in BournemouthHow speed dating in Bournemouth worksBy simply arriving at venue for the Speed Dating in Bournemouth event you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the evening…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02380 784694
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07
JUL
Hampstead (12A)
The Mowlem Theatre

Hampstead is a charming and funny life‐affirming tale about how love can be found in the most unexpected places and proves once and for all that age is no barrier to second chances.Emily Diane Keaton is an American widow living in Hampstead…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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07
JUL
Shelley Theatre Comedy
Shelley Theatre

A fantastic night of stand‐up in the perfect setting at The Shelley Theatre. Our TV headliner this month is the sensational Sean Collins a Canadian comic who performs all over the world and headlines the biggest clubs in the UK. Youll recognise…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 413600
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08
JUL
Bournemouth University Festival of Learning
Talbot Campus

Bournemouth University invites you to join us in celebrating the joy of learning at our fifth annual Festival of Learning.We have a jam‐packed five‐day programme of free events activities and opportunities to learn something new.The annual Festival of Learning is now in…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01202 961961
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08
JUL
First Class Comedy in Bournemouth
Cameo Club Bournemouth

Come and have a great time at our Stand‐up Comedy show in Bournemouth. Our venue offers a fully stocked bar seats for all our guests and a stage that keeps the comedian as close to the audience as possible it all combines…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 552163
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09
JUL
Rick Stein's Sunset Ci
Chewton Glen Hotel and Spa

This summer heralds the launch of the Pop‐Up Picture Company ‐ creators of unique food and film experiences all set in stunning locations ‐ with chef Rick Stein headlining its first instalment of movie nights; Rick Steins Sunset Cinema.The Sunset Cinema will…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 03300 555732
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09
JUL
Rick Stein's Sunset Cinema
Chewton Glen Hotel and Spa

The Pop‐Up Picture Company creators of unique food and film experiences are teaming up with Rick Stein to bring Sunset Cinema to Chewton Glen from 9th ‐ 23rd July.Whilst you watch a classic film outdoors youll be served a two‐course set meal…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 0333 555729
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15
JUL
Herbal Medicine Walk and Workshop
Knoll Gardens

Herbal Medicine Walk and Workshop with Kate Scott.A gentle walk revealing the secrets of Knoll Gardens natural medicine chest followed by a workshop on herbs you can use to treat common ailments. Harvest and prepare your own herbal medicines and take home…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07969 882439
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15
JUL
The Best Live Stand up Comedy Show in Bournemouth
Cameo Club Bournemouth

Jaggers Comedy club for 12 years this show has been a best seller in Bournemouth and is by far the longest running show. With a fully stocked bar comfy seats for all our guests and a stage that keeps the comedian close…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 552163
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22
JUL
No:1 Stand-up-Comedy Show, at the best party venue
Cameo Club Bournemouth

come and enjoy our Stand‐up Comedy show in Bournemouth town centre. Jaggers is the most popular comedy show in Bournemouth offering comedy every Saturday Night. The show is massively popular especially with Birthday parties Stag groups & Hen groups. Tickets can only…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 552163
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28
JUL
Coastal Comedy - Angela Barnes
Hotel Celebrity

Angela won the BBC Radio 2s New Comedy Award in 2011 and has continued to be a regular on the stand‐up circuit playing even bigger venues. She has also appeared on: Russell Howards Good News Russell Kanes Whistlestop Tour for Radio 2…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 012023 16316`
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29
JUL
Guided Walk, Beautiful Butterflies
Knoll Gardens

Guided Walk Beautiful Butterflies with Keith Powrie.Locate and identify Knolls many butterflies with the expert help of Keith Powrie who has been recording butterfly sightings at Knoll for many years.Free. Pre‐booking essential and donations to the Knoll Gardens Foundation welcome. To book…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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30
JUL
Dotty the Dragon
Lulworth Castle

Award winning kids theatre company Blunderbus present Dotty the Dragon Dotty is a magical and enchanting tale about a baby fire dragon that lives with her grumpy dad Mr Dragon. In the village below everyone fears for their lives for dragons eat…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

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08
AUG
Garden Wildlife Survey TBC
Knoll Gardens

Join wildlife volunteers and experts in the garden to discover more about the wildlife of Knoll. Suitable for all ages beginners and experts alike everyone is welcome to come along get involved and find out more about your garden wildlife. No pre‐booking…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01202 873931
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10
AUG
Yes, Prime Minister
The Mowlem Theatre

Written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn the original writers of the classic BBC TV series Yes Prime Minister brings us yet more hilarious satire and farcical performances from the corridor of power. The UK is in crisis: debt is spiralling unemployment…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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11
AUG
Knoll Gardens Foundation Volunteer Recruitment
Knoll Gardens

Knoll Gardens Foundation . . . Volunteer Recruitment Open Day.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…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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11
AUG
The Wind in the Willows
Corfe Castle

This Christmas travel with us down the riverbank on an exhilarating journey with Wind in the Willows favourites Ratty Mole Badger and Todd.…

Location: 4.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

17
AUG
The Secret Garden
The Mowlem Theatre

This version of Frances Hodgson Burnetts novel has been adapted for the stage by Dave Simpson. Its a beautiful portrayal of the well‐loved childrens classic which was last performed in Bournemouth 3 decades ago. A touching escape to the country for all…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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19
AUG
Children’s workshop, walk and potion making
Knoll Gardens

Wild About Herbs Childrens workshop walk and potion making with Kate Scott.A great way for children 6 12to get outdoors connect with nature and learn about the amazing herbs growing around them in a fun and creative way. Includes garden…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07969 882439
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24
AUG
The Game’s Afoot
The Mowlem Theatre

A Sherlock Holmes‐style comedy thriller The Games Afoot is your traditional But Who tale with plenty of laughs guaranteed and was the winner of the 2012 Edgar Award for Best Play from the Mystery Writers of America. It is December 1936 and…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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02
SEP
Destination Wild Swim: The Wild Swimming Brothers
Durdle Door

.Guided by the Wild Summing Brothers promoters of wild swimming conservation and reconnecting to the natural world you will join other like‐minded adventurers as Britains coastal waters reach their warmest temperatures of the year a one‐off opportunity not to be missedThis unforgettable…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07976 122663
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09
SEP
Poole Thai Festival
Baiter (Harbourside) Park

A two day event to experience the taste of Thailand this summer at Baiter Harbourside Park Poole is brought to you by Magic of Thailand.Treat yourself to a weekend wonder and bring along your families and friends to feel a touch of…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

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14
SEP
Ornamental Grass Masterclass with Neil Lucas
Knoll Gardens

Ornamental Grass Masterclass with Neil Lucas.All you need to know about grasses and how to use them in a garden setting covering everything from maintenance to designing with grasses.Book online at: www.knollgardens.co.uk or call the nursery on: 01202 873931.…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

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22
SEP
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

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23
SEP
Bournemouth Auditions for The Voice to Win
Absolute Music

BOURNEMOUTH OPEN MIC UK AUDITIONS ARE LOOKING FOR THE VOICE TO WOW THE JUDGES AT OPEN MIC UK 2017Have you got the voice Audition dates for Bournemouth Open Mic UK have been announced You can enter Open Mic UK 2017 by clicking…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 529966
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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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