Bournemouth Food and Drink Festival, Harry Paye Day and Race For Life - the weekend in Dorset

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  • The 10-day Bournemouth Food and Drink Festival has started today and continues into the weekend
  • Hundreds of people will take part in the Summer Solstice 10k & Fun Run at Moors Valley tonight between 7pm and 9pm
  • Poole raises a glass to pirate Harry Paye on Saturday with its popular fun day on the Quay
  • Waggy Tails charity hold their annual fun dog show day at West Parley Memorial Hall on Saturday
  • Wool Carnival adopts a World Cup theme for its popular event which takes place on Saturday
  • Runners will push huge prams on Saturday for the second Ferndown Pram Race
  • Shake and Stir Festival celebrates all things vintage in Southbourne with events all weekend
  • Coda Music Centre hold an open day on Saturday
  • The first-ever Cheese and Chilli Festival takes place at Chapel Gate on Saturday and Sunday
  • A Total Wipeout-style fundraiser comes to Poole on Saturday to raise funds for Poole Hospital Charity
  • Take in lovely sea views on Sunday with the Sky Ride Local Bournemouth Pier to Pier ride
  • Poole's Race For Life takes place in Poole Park on Sunday with two 5k races

6:26pm

We're wrapping up today's live coverage now.

Don't forget several of today's events continue tomorrow, including Bournemouth Food Festival and the Cheese and Chilli Fest.

And we'll have live coverage from the Race for Life in Poole Park, with runs at 11am and 2.30pm, as well as whatever breaking news is in store.

6:23pm

Tomorrow's weather forecast once again includes that heartening phrase "zero per cent chance of rain"!

 

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The fire strike ended a few minutes ago - for now.
 

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The second annual Ferndown Pram Race saw pirates, convicts, nuns and giant bananas not only running but completing forfeits.
Entrants included Jason Stroud and friends, who built Penelope Pitstop’s pink car in less than a week.
Organiser Cllr Tony Brown said: “We’ve had such a party atmosphere here since 11am today. We’ve got more than 100 runners this year, with 60 volunteer marshals lining the route, so it’s been so well supported.”

3:56pm

Our reporter Alex Winter has been at Dorset’s first ever Cheese and Chilli Festival at Bournemouth Sports Club in Chapel Gate, which runs today and tomorrow.
Attractions include rides and games for children, a free wine masterclass, and even a palate-cleansing real ale festival for those who had had enough heat for one day.
Andi Ashworth-Foster and Krys Brophy to were at the Wiltshire Chilli Farm stall getting to grips with the Hellish Habanero sauce.
Andi said: “We’re the original Spice Girls – I love spicy food, so it’s great.”

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Here's some video from the beginning of Ferndown's second annual Pram Race. 

More than 100 runners are taking part for various charities this year - they'll travel two miles around the town, making pitstops to down pints of liquid and complete forfeits.

Each team has to push a 'baby' in an oversized pram. This year's baby will have their hair styled at one of the pitstops - we're hoping to see some mohawks!

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Poole Quay will also be welcoming back a team of RNLI fundraisers today.

Here’s what the RNLI says about it:

“Ten volunteers from Watersafe UK  headed out from Poole Lifeboat Station on Thursday 12 June on a 999 Coastal Challenge to round Britain in 9 days, 9 hours and 9 minutes.

“The six boat crew and four support crew are hoping to raise £50,000 for Watersafe UK and the RNLI and have stopped at 9 lifeboat stations – Penlee, Fishguard, Port Erin, Oban, Lochinver, Fraserburgh, Whitby, Harwich, and Littlehampton , they have departed Littlehampton just before 0900 today and are heading home to Poole to finish the challenge, at around 3pm  (Saturday June 21).

“The volunteers from Watersafe UK work alongside the RNLI flood rescue teams and have a close relationship with Beaumaris Lifeboat Station.

“Poole Lifeboat crew will meet the Watersafe volunteers as they make their way between the quays, plus pirates galore as it’s Harry Paye day.”

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Wool carnival is going on right now, with the parade leaving the car park behind Amber Hardware and Central Stores at 11.15am and travelling along Colliers Lane to finish at the playing field at the D’Urberville Hall.
Events run from 12noon on the playing field and into the evening, with live music.

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Don't forget there's a fire strike until 5pm today, so take extra care with barbecues etc.

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A shout out to the folks from Hamworthy Heating. They are hosting a staff family fun day at Hamworthy Club today to raise money for Forest Holme hosice.

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The Echo weather feed is forecasting a lovely weekend, with temperatures reaching 22C today and 21 tomorrow.

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A bit of public transport news: Trains between Poole and Wareham were being delayed by cows on the line earlier this morning.

South West Trains tweeted a short while ago: “The cows have been moooved on, & trains can now run normally.”

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Good morning!

It's an absolutely beautiful day in Dorset, and luckily there's plenty to do across the weekend.

We'll be bringing you highlights from the first-ever Cheese and Chilli Festival at the Bournemouth Sports Club, day two of the Bournemouth Food and Drink Festival, Harry Paye Day at Poole Quay, the Ferndown Pram Race and more!

5:45pm

Right that's all our coverage for today but we'll be back again tomorrow covering the plethora of events happening across the county this weekend.

You can get involved too but tweeting your pictures @Bournemouthecho or commenting on the story below.

We'll be keeping you up-to-date with pictures and updates from some of the events taking place, plus any traffic information.

Have a nice evening and if you're firing up the BBQ, have a good one!

5:28pm

If you're having a BBQ on the beach this weekend please remember this advice:
 

5:18pm

Bournemouth Echo: Harry Paye Day 2013

So tomorrow Poole celebrates Harry Paye Day!

It starts with the colourful Parade of Pirates along Poole Quay at noon, followed by cannon, musket and fencing displays, belly dancers and baton twirlers and a traditional Aunt Sally stall.

There will be plenty to entertain children with rides, teddy bear stall, face painting and storytelling with Pirate Pete. 

We're sure there will be lots of Johnny Deep lookalikes, sadly not the real thing...

5:10pm

Thanks for your kind words, Huey. You can find more stories on what's on at the Bournemouth Food and Drink Festival over in our Taste section 

5:06pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Huey says

FerryFan wrote:
Just had a haggis and bacon roll off the Scottish stand in the Square - excellent, absolutely delicious.
I'm going down tomorrow and I'll try one of those!
This is a great article. We are lucky to live somewhere where so many events take place, I had no idea any of the stuff above were on until I read this.
And the weather looks good too...

5:09pm

Here's some video from a little earlier of the Bournemouth Food and Drink Festival:

4:59pm

Bournemouth Fodd and Drink Festival kicks off with plenty of treats to tickle all taste buds. Here's some video from earlier this afternoon.

4:59pm

Food lovers rejoice! There are two foodie festivals going on this weekend inour part of the world. 

As we've mentioned the Bournemouth Food and Drink Festival is underway but also the brand new Cheese and Chilli Festival takes place at Chapel Gate tomorrow and Sunday.

Highlights include a free wine masterclass, a talk about cheese and beer combinations and if you're feeling brave there is also a Chilli Eating Competition.

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The jellyfish keep on coming in and so do your pictures! We like this one of young Brody fascinated by his find in Boscombe.

You can see more pictures in our gallery here

Bournemouth Echo:

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Other events include the Shane Stanley Memorial tournament at Turlin Moor recreation ground tomorrow, which is taking place in memory of the 31-year-old Poole Borough FC who died in January. 

The six-a-side tournament kicks off at 10am plus there will be a bouncy castle, face painting, memorabilia auction, prize raffle, home-made cakes and hog roast, evening entertainment and much more, raising money for the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young.

 

4:12pm

We have put together a handy list of 11 things to do in Dorset this weekend if you want to see what's on at a glance

4:11pm

Bournemouth Echo: Pictures from the Autism Wessex 10k run at Moors Valley Country Park

Tonight the Autism Wessex Summer Solstice 10k & Fun Run takes place at Moors Valley from 7pm. 

There's still time to sign up. More details over at the Autism Wessex website. 

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Now this is something to smile about
 

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Runners will take on the 10k Purbeck Road Race tonight. All places are now taken and the event is to support Lifeboats Swanage’s appeal for their New Boat House.

Travel Dorset have just tweeted the following information about a road closure:

3:33pm

Alll things vintage are being celebrated in Southbourne at the Shake and Stir festival this weekend. 

There's music and dancing tonight, while Saturday sees classic cars, a vintage fair, treasure hunt, live music and dance classes as well a variety of food and drink stands.

All the daytime activities are free but tickets are required to enter The Vintage Village between 7pm to 11pm. Details on their website.

3:13pm

Good news. The lane closed on the A31 eastbound has been re-opened. Still delays but slowly clearing. 
 

3:03pm

The fallen tree which was blocking the line at Moreton has now been cleared:
 

3:02pm

The second Ferndown Pram Race takes place this weekend.

Last year, hundreds turned out to watch participants race giant prams - complete with 'giant babies' - through the town, stopping to down pints at local pubs along the route.

There will be a rolling road closure, starting near The Old Thatch, Wimborne Road East.

The event will progress eastwards along Wimborne Road East and southwards along Victoria Road; the roads will be re-opened as competitors pass through

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Our traffic feed has recently updated to say that one lane on the A31 is now closed eastbound at Poulner Hill due to the three broken down vehicles we mention earlier. 

A large truck towing a digger and two cars have broken down within the same area of the A31.

Police also confirm there are two other broken down vehicles on the westbound stretch.

2:42pm

So the Bournemouth Food and Drink Festival is now underway and if you fancy having your taste buds tickled there are all sorts of delights to try.

The fourth year of this ten day event will feature street food from all over the world, including freshly prepared Thai noodles, curries, sushi, Normandy crêpes and wood-fired, hand-stretched Neapolitan pizzas cooked to order in under 90 seconds.

There are French tarts, German salamis, Greek cheeses and Italian ice creams and Mexican tacos served straight from a 1962 Routemaster double-decker bus.

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Thanks for the tip FerryFan!

2:24pm Fri 20 Jun 14

FerryFan says

Just had a haggis and bacon roll off the Scottish stand in the Square - excellent, absolutely delicious.

2:26pm

Here's an update on the situation on the A31. Romanse are reporting a 40 minute delay:
 

2:23pm

We imagine this one is causing quite a few problems:

One lane blocked on the A31 and long delays due to three broken down vehicles on Poulner Hill eastbound between Picket Post services and Rufus Stone Services.

There is congestion on the A31 to A338 Salisbury Road / B3347 Mansfield Road (Ringwood / Fordingbridge Turn Off).

There's a large truck towing a digger, and now two other broken down cars. There was also third car in the same area but that's been moved to a layby.

2:21pm

Summer and ice cream go hand-in-hand! If you were making up your mind whether to head to the Bournemouth Food and Drink Festival, this may just help you decide...
 

 

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Our traffic feed is reporting that there is disruption on South West Trains westbound between Poole and Weymouth due a fallen tree on the line at Moreton.

Trains are not able to run towards Weymouth at this stage. Trains running towards Poole are unaffected but we will keep you updated with more information as we get it. 

 

2:15pm

Good afternoon everyone. Welcome to our first summer live blog of the season, there's lots going on across Dorset this weekend so you certainly won't be short of something to do!

We'll be keeping you up-to-date on what's happening, plus latest traffic and travel updates 

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2:24pm Fri 20 Jun 14

FerryFan says...

Just had a haggis and bacon roll off the Scottish stand in the Square - excellent, absolutely delicious.
Just had a haggis and bacon roll off the Scottish stand in the Square - excellent, absolutely delicious. FerryFan
  • Score: -1

5:06pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Huey says...

FerryFan wrote:
Just had a haggis and bacon roll off the Scottish stand in the Square - excellent, absolutely delicious.
I'm going down tomorrow and I'll try one of those!
This is a great article. We are lucky to live somewhere where so many events take place, I had no idea any of the stuff above were on until I read this.
And the weather looks good too...
[quote][p][bold]FerryFan[/bold] wrote: Just had a haggis and bacon roll off the Scottish stand in the Square - excellent, absolutely delicious.[/p][/quote]I'm going down tomorrow and I'll try one of those! This is a great article. We are lucky to live somewhere where so many events take place, I had no idea any of the stuff above were on until I read this. And the weather looks good too... Huey
  • Score: 4

9:51pm Sat 21 Jun 14

itsneverblackorwhite says...

I think the word "Festival" is perhaps a bit of an overstatement as to the Bournemouth Food & Drink event, about 20 stalls mainly selling take-away food at inflated prices and a large bar with some live bands!
I think the word "Festival" is perhaps a bit of an overstatement as to the Bournemouth Food & Drink event, about 20 stalls mainly selling take-away food at inflated prices and a large bar with some live bands! itsneverblackorwhite
  • Score: 0

11:43pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

FerryFan wrote:
Just had a haggis and bacon roll off the Scottish stand in the Square - excellent, absolutely delicious.
It's no wonder Scotch men have the lowest life expectancy in Europe usually dying at 56.
[quote][p][bold]FerryFan[/bold] wrote: Just had a haggis and bacon roll off the Scottish stand in the Square - excellent, absolutely delicious.[/p][/quote]It's no wonder Scotch men have the lowest life expectancy in Europe usually dying at 56. Sir Beachy Head
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11:51pm Sat 21 Jun 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
FerryFan wrote:
Just had a haggis and bacon roll off the Scottish stand in the Square - excellent, absolutely delicious.
It's no wonder Scotch men have the lowest life expectancy in Europe usually dying at 56.
Can you move to Scotland then pls :)
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FerryFan[/bold] wrote: Just had a haggis and bacon roll off the Scottish stand in the Square - excellent, absolutely delicious.[/p][/quote]It's no wonder Scotch men have the lowest life expectancy in Europe usually dying at 56.[/p][/quote]Can you move to Scotland then pls :) HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: 3

11:26am Sun 22 Jun 14

FerryFan says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
FerryFan wrote:
Just had a haggis and bacon roll off the Scottish stand in the Square - excellent, absolutely delicious.
It's no wonder Scotch men have the lowest life expectancy in Europe usually dying at 56.
Good job I'm an English woman who's had just the one then, isn't it!! :))))
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FerryFan[/bold] wrote: Just had a haggis and bacon roll off the Scottish stand in the Square - excellent, absolutely delicious.[/p][/quote]It's no wonder Scotch men have the lowest life expectancy in Europe usually dying at 56.[/p][/quote]Good job I'm an English woman who's had just the one then, isn't it!! :)))) FerryFan
  • Score: -1

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