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

30
AUG
Swallows and Amazons
The Mowlem Theatre

A British adventure film directed by Philippa Lowthorpe and written by Andrea Gibb based on the childrens novel Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome starring Kelly Macdonald Rafe Spall Andrew Scott Jessica Hynes and Harry Enfield.Set over an idyllic English summer holiday…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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31
AUG
Beginners Burlesque Class with Sensu'Elle
Kinson Community Centre

Whether you have aspirations of becoming a Burlesque performer or would simply like to attend the course for pleasure we will be looking at the various styles of Burlesque its history and place in popular culture today. You will learn some techniques…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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02
SEP
Jason Bourne (12A)
The Mowlem Theatre

An action thriller about a former CIA agent who comes out of hiding after discovering information about his past. Cast includes Matt Damon Julia Stiles Tommy Lee Jones Alicia Vikander Vincent Cassel Neve GachevIts been 10 years since Jason…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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03
SEP
Herbal medicine for health and vitality
Knoll Gardens

Medical herbalist Rachel Heathcote looks at how herbs can help you stay well manage stress optimise energy boost immunity and improve sleep.…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07968 169064
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03
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

TEL: 07832 139802
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04
SEP
Sense & Sensibility
Kingston Lacy

Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exciting world of Regency society. This exquisite and lively tale follows the sisters as they fall in love make mistakes and experience heartbreak for the…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: (0844)2 491895
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04
SEP
Wheels of Steel
The Tank Museum

For the second time The Tank Museum is hosting the Wheels of Steel ride in event to end off the season. This fundraising ride in provides a great social atmosphere with proceeds going to The Tank Museum and other local charities.Trade Stands…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01929 405096
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04
SEP
Barenaked Ladies
O2 Academy Bournemouth

Canadian Alternative Rock band Barenaked Ladies have been together since 1998. Jim Creegan Kevin Hearn Ed Robertson and Tyler Stewart are collectively BNL or BnL to their fans. The band has achieved huge worldwide success…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
SEP
David Brent (15)
The Mowlem Theatre

A camera crew catches up with David Brent the former star of the fictional British series The Office as he now fancies himself a rockstar on the road.Now working as a rep selling cleaning and ladies personal hygiene products up and down…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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15
SEP
Ornamental Grass Masterclass
Knoll Gardens

Knoll Gardens is internationally recognised for its ornamental grasses. Neil Lucas Knolls owner covers everything you need to know about grasses including how to maintain them and how to use them as part of your garden design.…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01202 873931
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17
SEP
Healthy Happy Living
Kinson Community Centre

Come along and try out new hobbies ‐ dance ‐ sing ‐ try alternative therapies. Free health checks too. Meet experts & professionals for talks and presentations. Nutritional guidance and cookery demonstrations.…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08458 332823
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17
SEP
Tank 100
The Tank Museum

On 15th September 1916 at Flers on the Somme tanks were used in battle for the first time. Shortly afterwards on 27th October Bovington became the Tank headquarters.The Tank 100 event will be commemorating the centenary of the tank the sacrifice of…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01929 405096
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19
SEP
Café Society (12A)
The Mowlem Theatre

Looking for an exciting career young Bronx‐born Bobby Dorfman Jesse Eisenberg leaves New York for the glitz and glamour of 1930s Hollywood. After landing a job with his uncle Bobby falls for Vonnie a charming woman who happens to be his employers…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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24
SEP
The Last Night of the Proms
The Mowlem Theatre

Bournemouth Concert Brass are one of the Souths premier brass bands and will be featuring Fantasia on British Sea Songs Jerusalem and of course finishing with Land of Hope and Glory plus much more. Be prepared to be in good voice and…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01929 422239
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24
SEP
WAYF Club w/ APEXAPE
The Old Fire Station

Saturday 24th SeptemberThe Old Fire Station Bournemouth22.00 ‐ 04.00WAYF CLUB ft. APEXAPE‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐NEW season NEW parties MORE unforgettable events. WAYF CLUB is back to bring the best electronic music most creative production and an unmatched party atmosphere. Established as Bournemouths favourite party ‐…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07912 691842
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24
SEP
Hot Dub Time Machine
O2 Academy Bournemouth

Hot Dub Time Machine at O2 Academy Bournemouth in Bournemouth on Saturday 24 September 2016. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
SEP
The Carer (15)
The Mowlem Theatre

Diagnosed with a rare form of Parkinsons Disease ailing theatrical legend Sir Michael Gifford Brian Cox is terminally ill. He is also foul‐mouthed irascible and highly resistant to the concept of allowing a full time care giver into his home. Out…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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30
SEP
Bridget Jones's Baby (cert to be decided)
The Mowlem Theatre

Breaking up with Mark Darcy Colin Firth leaves Bridget Jones Rene Zellweger over 40 and single again. Feeling that she has everything under control Jones decides to focus on her career as a top news producer. Suddenly her love life comes back…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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01
OCT
✖ Foreverland: Galactic Garden ✖
The Old Fire Station

Join us in the Galactic Garden for a multitude of immersive rooms transformed for an evening of time travel and intergalactic exploration.: LIVE Performers: Fire Breathers: Interactive Art Installations: Inflatable Outer Space Friends: Podium Dancers: Space Confetti Cannons: FaceBody Painters: Cosmic Themed…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07912 691842
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01
OCT
Ronan Keating
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Best known for his work as one of the members of Boyzone Ronan Keating has shown many times over that he has the ability to make it on his own. His debut solo albon…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

02
OCT
Bournemouth Marathon Festival
Bournemouth Pier Approach

The Bournemouth Marathon Festival brings many distances together in one unique festival of running.The course is fast and picturesque making it a must‐do for anyone looking to set a PB. With 6 races to choose from there is something for all abilities…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01962 760060
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02
OCT
Wedding Fair
Upton House

Upton House Wedding FairUpton Country ParkPoole DorsetBH17 7BJSunday October 2nd 2016 11am to 4pmAdmission £2 per adult 2for1 voucher available at www.uptoncountrypark.orgThe Friends of Upton Country Park and The Borough of Poole present the second of their now well established bi‐annual…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01202 262753
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04
OCT
BIIAB Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH)
The Norfolk Royale Hotel

BIIAB Award for Personal Licence Holders APLH Level 2 BournemouthGain the qualification needed to apply for your Personal Licence to sell alcohol and advance your career prospects within the licensed retail sector. This 1 day APLH course held at The Norfolk Royale…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08000 786056
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06
OCT
The Tempest
Shelley Theatre

Once powerful and respected ‐ then overthrown by Antonio ‐ Prospero is stranded on The Island a migrant camp in 2020. When a passing ship of politicians and dignitaries ‐ amongst them Antonio ‐ ventures close to The Island Prospero seizes an…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 413600
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08
OCT
Hedgerow basket weaving workshop
Knoll Gardens

Join Tracy Standish a former countryside ranger to dicover how to use different hedgerow and garden materials to create your own unique frame basket.…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01202 873931
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08
OCT
TANKMOD
The Tank Museum

The Tank Museum will be inviting exhibitors from across the country to take part in its model exhibition for the third time.ActivitiesView a large selection of modelling exhibitors from across the modelling spectrum ‐ boats planes motor racing cars and of course…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01929 405096
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10
OCT
All Saints
O2 Academy Bournemouth

All Saints at O2 Academy Bournemouth in Bournemouth on Monday 10 October 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest All Saints tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
OCT
Less Than Jake
O2 Academy Bournemouth

Less Than Jake at O2 Academy Bournemouth in Bournemouth on Tuesday 11 October 2016. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
OCT
Jamie T
O2 Academy Bournemouth

Jamie T at O2 Academy Bournemouth in Bournemouth on Wednesday 12 October 2016. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including Ticketmaster…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

21
OCT
UB40
O2 Academy Bournemouth

UB40 is an English reggae band from Birmingham. They are a hugely successful group with record sales topping 70 million albums world wide. Famed for hit singles such as 'Can't help falling in Love with…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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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