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Wimborne Serves Up a Treat this Summer!

Game, Set & Match to “Wimbornedon” as Wimbledon arrives in Wimborne

If you haven’t managed to secure tickets for the 2016 Wimbledon tennis tournament, fear not!

For now you can enjoy a taste of the action from the famous All England Lawn Tennis Club here in Dorset, thanks to husband and wife team, Kate and Gordon Compston.

The enterprising couple will be transforming their hometown of Wimborne into Wimbornedon for the duration of the tennis championships. From Tuesday 28th June to Sunday 10th July, the picturesque market place will become a family friendly tennis zone.

southbourne vintage festival

Southbourne’s Shake & Stir Vintage Festival Returns!

Southbourne’s popular vintage music and dance festival, Shake and Stir, is returning to town from Friday 1st July to Sunday 3rd July 2016.

Celebrating all things vintage, the award-winning Shake and Stir Vintage Festival is returning this year with a bigger and better line-up than ever before. Putting Southbourne on the map it is the only event of its kind on the South Coast. It will take place along Fishermans Walk, Southbourne Grove and Green, and other venues across the town from Friday 1st July to Sunday 3rd July 2016.

Lyndhurst music and drama society

A Midsummer Night's Dream

One of the bard's most popular comedies returns to the Vernon Theatre!

Directed by Emma Davis

Thursday 21st and Saturday 23rd July

To help commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death the Lyndhurst Drama and Music Society are proud to present their production of Midsummer Night's Dream.

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Table Top Treasure Preloved Baby & Children’s Sale

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 19th June- 10:30am-12:00pm- Canford Cliffs Village Hall, BH13 7HT- Tasty treats and refreshments, demo on the stage and not forgetting those all important bargain buys for the items you need and want your little treasures to have.


Preloved, Nearly New Baby & Children`s Sale- Saturday 9th July- 10.30am-12pm-St Marks Church, BH10 4HY- If you are looking for the perfect way for you to buy and sell your little treasures pre-loved, nearly new items then join Jade at this sale.

Preloved, Nearly New Baby & Children`s Sale- Sunday 17th July- 10.30am-12pm- Kinson Community Centre, BH10 7LH- Lots of preloved bargain buys for your little treasures. Tasty treats and refreshments in our seated area. Our Charity at this event is: AOK rucksack appeal.

Preloved, Nearly New Baby & Children`s Sale- Saturday 23rd July- 10am-12pm- Chantal is looking forward to returning to this popular venue to bring you those preloved bagains for your little treasures. Table hire is available from just £8 and includes space for a clothes rail or larger items.

Diverse Abilities

Volunteer at Exciting Summer Events with Diverse Abilities!

Would you like to come to a fun filled Dorset event and meet new people while helping Diverse Abilities at the same time? Well, why not volunteer at a community event this summer? Volunteers receive free entry to the event and once you have finished helping out you can relax and enjoy the atmosphere!

Fiona Hansford, Corporate and Community Manager, said: “Volunteering gets you out and about; you can meet new people and learn a new skill, while making a difference to Diverse Abilities. It is also great for your CV. We would not be able to achieve everything we do without the help of our amazing volunteers. So why not be one of the fantastic people who make a difference this year!”

Volunteer duties at events include manning our stall, bucket collections and running a tombola or games.

If you have some time to spare and would like to volunteer with Diverse Abilities, get in touch or visit www.diverseabilities.org.uk/getinvolved to find out more. Or call/email Fiona on 01202718266 and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

willow unsigned music festival

Worlds Largest Unsigned Music Festival in Dorset this Summer

Set to shake up Dorset this September 16th-18th is The Willow Festival - the world’s largest festival exclusively showcasing new, undiscovered, emerging and unsigned live music bands and artists.

Held in Canford Park Arena, this three day event will host over 175 live bands and solo performers to an audience in the thousands. Music genres will include classic rock, jazz, indie, ska, folk, funk, pop, acoustic, metal, soul, punk and much more.


Music In The Park

Line-up Announced for 2016!

Salisbury City Council is delighted to announce the exciting line-up for this season’s series of FREE Music in the Park concerts taking place on five summer Sunday afternoons in Queen Elizabeth Gardens, Salisbury.


Your Ringwood and New Forest Guide to Summer!

Summer is upon us and it's going to be hot, hot, hot! Ringwood and The New Forest have a lot to offer. Take a look below to see what's happening this Summer in your local area…


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!


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.



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 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


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