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Dorset Blind's Bright for Sight Night Run

The Bright for Sight Night Run takes place on Saturday 18th June!

Be part of this magical event, which will see Boscombe Sea Front lit up by an array of torches and glow sticks held proudly by runners, walkers, joggers and sprinters to raise money for Dorset Charity, Dorset Blind Association. Volunteers can choose between a 10k or 5k route running between Boscombe Pier and Fishermans Walk.


Shalamar Live at Canvas

Disco Funk legends Shalamar will be performing live, Up Close & Personal at Canvas on Thursday 2nd June to just 250 guests!

Shalamar, an American music group, active in the 1970’s and 1980’s, that was originally a disco-driven vehicle created by Soul Train booking agent Dick Griffey and show creator Don Cornelius. They went on to be an influential dance trio, masterminded by Soul Train producer Don Cornelius. As noted in the British Hit Singles & Albums, they were regarded as fashion icons and trendsetters, and helped to introduce 'body-popping' to the United Kingdom.


The Furlong's 25th Anniversary

The Furlong is celebrating its 25th Anniversary on the 6th of August. Why not bring your family along for an amazing time with their extremely cute and cuddly animals. Their chicks, piglets, donkeys, calves and many more will be waiting for you at The Furlong. The Boston Tea Party will be having a BBQ held throughout the whole day!


Bouremouth Wheels Festival 2016

3rd June - 5th June

The 3rd of June is a special day for all Monster truck, Motorcycle, Formula 1 and Military vehicle petrol heads out there.

The Bournemouth Wheels festival 2016 is here! Time will fly by faster than any car! Admire the amazing skill of the drivers by the sea. Take your family to see the gargantuan American Monster trucks, East of Bournemouth Beach. Or get the adrenaline pumping by watching the Quad Bike Racing, West of Boscombe Pier. You can also witness the demonstrations of Vintage vehicles along East Undercliff Drive.



Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

The skies of Bournemouth will be roaring with precision-crafted jets, planes and helicopters on the 18th of August. Every year the Bournemouth Air Festival is set up to bring you jaw-dropping stunts and amusement

This award winning event is one that thousands of families attend each year!

The festival has something for everyone! You can watch The Red Arrows paint the skies red, white and blue, hold onto your chair as you watch a gripping performance from the parachute crew as they fall from the sky and spectate The RAF and The Swiss Air Force as they do what they do best- fly with incredible skill! Military bands, amusement rides, hot snacks and beautiful scenic views will all be waiting for you by the Bournemouth Seafront this August!

Make sure you stick around for a fantastic fireworks display on the final day of the event, the perfect end to a great weekend!

Dates: August 18th to 21st

For more information and event hours, visit: http://bournemouthair.co.uk

Diverse Abilities

Join the Diverse Abilities Scrum Raiser

Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability charity, is all set for its sixth annual Rugby Lunch sponsored by Dixon Stewart and Barclays, taking place on Friday 9th September at Hoburne Holiday Park in Christchurch. Due to the high popularity of the event, the charity is delighted to announce that two more tables are now on sale.


Miss Bronze UK

Miss Bronze UK Scholarship Pageant


Saturday 18th June 2016

“Celebrating Empowered women with vision, Inner beauty, Talent, Poise, African -Caribbean and Western culture while echoing the consequences of FGM in the community”

Supporting a great cause, raising awareness of consequences of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in UK.


Your Ringwood and New Forest Guide to Spring

Spring has come and the weather is warming up. Ringwood and The New Forest have a lot to offer. Take a look below to see what happening this spring in your local area…

Alexandra Burke

Sister Act: A Musical Comedy

Alexandra Burke to star as ‘Deloris Van Cartier’

In the National Tour of Curve's All New Production

Directed and Choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce that Alexandra Burke will star as ‘Deloris Van Cartier’ in the national tour of Curve’s all new production of the hit musical comedy Sister Act, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood with musical supervision and arrangements by Tony award- winning Sarah Travis. Sister Act will come to Mayflower Theatre from Tue 6 – Sat 17 June 2017.


St Martins Gallery

If you are looking to visit somewhere in the Ringwood area which offers Art and a beautiful setting then .. St Martins Gallery is a place to go ..

Located in Ibsley (between Ringwood and Fordingbridge) midst thatched cottages this early Post Reformation Church building stands, originating from 1654 and surviving a fire it was initially restored in 1832. It became derelict before the present owner purchasing it as a deconsecrated building and restoring it with plenty of TLC.


Are you a couple?

Do you have a cooking partner in crime?

Channel 4’s hit show Come Dine With Me is coming to Southampton and the surrounding areas and we’re looking for COUPLES to take part!

Do you and your partner host the best dinner parties in town? Come Dine With Me are looking for the perfect partnership to create the recipe for success!

If you’re over 18 and have the combined skills to produce an amazing dinner party…we want to hear from you!


Table Top Treasure Preloved Baby and Children’s Sales

Table Top Treasure’s baby and children’s sales are ideal for new or expecting mums that want to invest in baby clothes and toys but do not want to pay high retail prices. Whether you want to buy baby’s first teddy bear, clothing for a newborn or a new crib, you can find a range of baby and infant items at Table Top Treasure's preloved sales.

Here is a comprehensive guide to Table Top Treasure’s upcoming baby and children’s events:


Preloved, Nearly New Baby & Children`s Sale- Sunday 15th May-10.30am- 12.30pm- Kinson Community Centre, BH10 7LH- The perfect way for you to buy and sell your little treasures pre-loved, nearly new items. Whether you are expecting your first little treasure or have Pre-School to Pre-teens, here is where you will find those amazing items at great prices. Also joined by Forever Living - Endeavour Lifestyle and  iDance School of Performing Arts.

Preloved, Nearly New Baby & Children`s Sale- Saturday 21st May- 10.30am- 12pm- Upton Community Centre, BH16 5JA- Find a wide range of items including clothes, toys and equipment. Tasty treats and refreshments in our seated area along with goody bags for the first 40 customers in the queue! Also joined by Forever Living - Endeavour Lifestyle.



Table Top Treasure Upcoming Events

Here is a comprehensive list of Table Top Treasure’s upcoming Craft Fairs, Table Top Sales, Ladies Evenings and Pamper Evenings:


Craft Fair- Saturday 25th June- 2.30pm-4.30pm- Kinson Community Centre, BH10 7LH- If you love handmade crafts for special occasion or because its nice to have those unique item in your home then here is the place to be. We have local ladies and gentlemen that spend their valuable time making some truly amazing pieces. Tasty treats and refreshment in our seated area, along with craft items for little treasures to join in the fun.


Craft Fair- Sunday 7th August- 10.30am-12.30pm- Brockenhurst Village Hall, SO42 7RY- If you like to fill your home with lovely handmade crafts or are looking for that unique gift then this is the fair you do not want to miss. Join us on this summer Sunday mornings, enjoy some tasty treats and refreshments in our seated area. Meet the lovely ladies and gents that spend their valuable time making some truly amazing items.


WIBN New Forest and Waterside

12 noon- 2pm


Rhinefield House
SO42 7QB

Meeting Dates for 2016

  • Thursday 21st January
  • Thursday 18th February
  • Thursday 17th March
  • Thursday 21st April
  • Thursday 19th May
  • Thursday 16th June
  • Thursday 21st July
  • August will be a regional meeting date to be confirmed
  • Thursday 15th September
  • Thursday 20th October
  • Thursday 17th November
  • December will be a Regional Meeting date to be confirmed


For more information and to book to come along please contact :

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Jacqui Frampton

Or call 01202 666637 / 07824 388247

local arts

Lyndhurst Gallery

Lyndhurst Gallery is an art gallery based in the beautiful New Forest National Park.

This independent gallery has established a reputation for offering a vibrant and diverse collection of works, including contemporary paintings and designs.

Situated on Lyndhurst high street, there is plenty of local parking for you to utilise if you wish to visit the gallery. Furthermore, there are frequent exhibitions for you to come and see, so make sure you keep an eye on the website for the latest displays.


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