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Bournemouth Pier Fest 2016

Pier Fest 2016

On Saturday 10th September Hospital Radio Bedside have teamed up with Rock Reef to bring you Pier Fest 2016!

This fun packed event will host a range of activities, entertainment, delicious refreshments as well as discounted rides (including the famous Bournemouth Zip Wire!) and celebrity appearances! The event is FREE to attend so bring your family and friends along to join in the fun!

young drivers course

Driving lessons launch in Bournemouth for 10-17s

Creating Safer Young Drivers

-Groundbreaking sessions reduce accidents in newly qualified drivers by more than a half

-Scheme to launch in Dorset for the first time in August

A groundbreaking driver training course aimed at 10-17 year olds has announced it will launch in Bournemouth the scheme’s first venue in Dorset!

lions club

Bournemouth’s Health Awareness & Wellbeing Event

On Saturday 17th September Bournemouth’s Health Awareness & Wellbeing event takes place at Kinson Community Centre between 10am and 4pm. Sponsored by The Lions Club of Bournemouth the event will be a fun packed and insightful day for friends and family to enjoy!

creative kids

Creative Kids Present 'Around the World in 30 Days!'

The answer to keeping your children entertained this Summer 2016!

Creative Kids is a Boscombe based charity which provides free and affordable activities for children across Bournemouth aged between 5 and 12 in a safe and enjoyable environment giving them the chance to express and discover their inner creativity.


DAA has launched its Education Programme for 2016

Dorset Action on Abuse (DAA) provide a number of important services to people over the age of 16 that were victims of child abuse, these include; creative therapy, counselling and facilitated groups. The Dorset based charity has been recognized for the exceptional service they give across the area and are recipients of the Queens Award for Voluntary Service.

The charity will be running two events in September 10th and October 22nd as part of their Education Programme for 2016.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Reamba Presents

Jack And The Beanstalk

A Traditional Pantomime for all the Family...

Wimborne’s Allendale Centre hosts a giant of a pantomime this festive season when Jack and the Beanstalk comes to town for a very special, one-off performance on Saturday 3 December.

dorset blind association

Help Fundraise for Dorset Charity While you Grill this July

Dorset Blind Association, the charity that supports blind and partially sighted people throughout Dorset to live independent lives is asking people across the county to help it raise vital funds during July by joining in its Summer BBQ event and holding BBQ’s for family, friends and work colleagues.

The charity has chosen to try and raise funds this way as it can be embraced by local businesses, individuals and community groups alike. There is no set date and time for the BBQ’s to take place, organisers simply choose the date, time and place which works best for them and the charity will provide all the resources to make the BBQ a sizzling success.

table top treasure

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- Saturday, 13th August- 10:30am - 12:00pm-Upton Community Centre, BH16 5JA-  Coming to Upton for this Lovely Summer Sale. Businesses attending: Forever Living - Endeavour Lifestyle.

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.

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!

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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- 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.


Indoor Car Boot- Sunday 18th September- 10.30am- 12.30pm- Littledown Centre, BH7 7DX- Come and grab a bargain from our many sellers that fill 4 badminton courts of the main hall at the largest leisure centre in Bournemouth. Also joined by UW Club, Forever Living, Jenny Hayward - Independent Phoenix Trader.


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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