Take a trip back in time to life in the 17th century at historic Poole museum

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

A SPECIAL event being held in Poole’s historic Scaplen’s Court will transport visitors back to the 17th century.

11 Things to do in Dorset and Ringwood this weekend

Bournemouth Echo: Image from Ringwood Carnival 2013.

5:20am Friday 19th September 2014

Looking for something to keep the whole family entertained this weekend? or just simply fancy doing something you've never done before? then we have lots of ideas for you

Film screenings to animation talks on offer at second BFX Festival

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

ANIMATION enthusiasts will gain an insight into the industry with the return of the BFX festival being hosted at Bournemouth International Centre.

Inside Out festival wows the crowds – and there’s even more to come

Bournemouth Echo:

10:58am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A SERIES of stunning dance performances lit up Poole as the Inside Out Dorset Festival continued at the weekend.

Corfe Castle’s under siege! full-scale re-enactment to wow the crowds

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

A FULL scale re-enactment of the fall of Corfe Castle will top off a month of English Civil War-themed activities at the historic site.

GALLERY: Hundreds of runners set off from Swanage for the third Purbeck Marathon

Bournemouth Echo:

12:48pm Sunday 14th September 2014

RUNNERS from around the world came to Swanage to compete in the third Purbeck Marathon today.

VIDEO: Hundreds step up to plane pull challenge at Bournemouth Airport

Bournemouth Echo:

3:16pm Saturday 13th September 2014

FUNDRAISERS frantically heaved a Boeing 737 across an eye-watering 50 metres at Bournemouth Airport today.

Hundreds to get in the saddle for popular Rotary Dorset Bike Ride

Bournemouth Echo:

10:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

MORE than 600 cyclists are expected to turn out for the annual Rotary Dorset Bike Ride in Wareham on Sunday.

First World War fallen remembered at Great Dorset Steam Fair

Bournemouth Echo:

2:03pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A remembrance service commemorating the centenary of the First World War was at the Great Dorset Steam Fair.

GALLERY: Smiles at Verwood Rustic Fayre despite wettest event in 21-year history

Bournemouth Echo:

11:35am Tuesday 26th August 2014

ORGANISERS of the annual Verwood Rustic Fayre, were determined to put a brave face on what was the wettest day in the show’s 21- year history.

Tractors, field gun and even a tank: get ready for the Great Dorset Steam Fair

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE Great Dorset Steam Fair is rolling into the county tomorrow.

Star Wars and Doctor Who stars turn out for sci-fi fundraiser Charfest

Bournemouth Echo:

9:52am Tuesday 26th August 2014

SCI-FI stars welcomed dedicated fans to a special fundraising event in Bournemouth over the weekend.

Countdown is on: Party in the Park set to be the biggest and best yet

Bournemouth Echo:

2:06pm Monday 18th August 2014

THE countdown has begun!

Round the clock Relay for Life raises £15k for cancer charity

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A 24-hour relay to raise funds for Cancer Research UK has raised an amazing £15,000.

Sausage and cider festival set to be bigger and better than ever

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

THIS year’s Sausage and Cider Festival at The Blue Boar in Poole, is set to be bigger and better than ever – and it’s all for a good cause too.

Hundreds flock to Poole Quay to meet the RNLI crew and volunteers at Open Day

Bournemouth Echo:

10:49am Friday 15th August 2014

IT WAS a busy day for Poole’s RNLI volunteers after the crew were scrambled twice during their annual open day.

14 things to do in Dorset this weekend

Bournemouth Echo: All our images from Christchurch Carnival 2013

5:00am Friday 15th August 2014

If you've not yet made plans for your weekend then look no further than our weekly round-up of what's happening across Dorset.

15 things to do in Dorset this weekend

Bournemouth Echo: All our pictures from the Ellingham Show at Somerley Park Estate in Ringwood on Saturday, August 10th, 2013.

10:50am Friday 8th August 2014

THE weather forecast isn't looking good (the remnants of Hurricane Bertha could hit Dorset on Sunday) but let's not dwell on that for now!

Showjumping, heavy horses and donkeys set to thrill crowds at Ellingham Show

Bournemouth Echo: Ellingham Show draws crowds

12:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

THOUSANDS are expected to flock to the Ellingham Show this weekend.

Pay what you like for Fringe Festival

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

A LINE-UP of talented acts is set to perform over four days in five venues across Boscombe next month.

A 57ft Sea creature, stalls galore and music at Mudeford Arts Festival

Bournemouth Echo:

10:18am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A SCARY sea-serpent made out of coloured socks loomed over the arts marquee at Mudeford’s community arts festival.

10 things not to be missed at the New Forest Show

Bournemouth Echo: Crowds flock to New Forest Show

7:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

The New Forest and Hampshire County Show starts today! Never been before? here's our pick of some of the must-see events.

VIDEO AND GALLERY: Thousands enjoy Swanage Carnival

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Monday 28th July 2014

A SEA of colour filled the streets of Swanage yesterday for the town’s annual regatta and carnival.

Fireworks, aerobatics and floats – thousands set to flock to Swanage Carnival

Bournemouth Echo:

12:59pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THOUSANDS of people are set to descend on Swanage next Saturday for start of the town’s popular regatta and carnival week.

Summer in Bournemouth - films and music at Pier Approach, Candlelight Nights and Kids Family Fun Festival

Bournemouth Echo: BSO concerts launch new open-air arena at the former Imax site on Saturday, June 29.

2:07pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A PROGRAMME of music, dance and movies has been announced for the events space at Pier Approach.

Could your pooch win top dog at canine competition?

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE biggest fundraising event of Margaret Green Animal Rescue’s (MGAR) year is set to take place next month.

UPDATE WITH PICTURES AND VIDEO: Martyrs remembered with rally and performances at Tolpuddle

Bournemouth Echo:

12:51pm Sunday 20th July 2014

VISITORS and union representatives from across the country attended this year’s Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival.

Hundreds line the streets for popular Sway Carnival

Bournemouth Echo:

3:11pm Monday 14th July 2014

A VILLAGE went carnival crazy as residents celebrated an outpouring of community spirit.

VIDEO: Music lovers flock to 25th annual Swanage Jazz Festival

Bournemouth Echo:

12:20pm Monday 14th July 2014

MUSIC fans flocked to Purbeck for the 25th Swanage Jazz Festival.

VIDEO: Where's Wally, hippies and flapper girls - Upton Carnival hailed a great success

Bournemouth Echo:

12:02pm Monday 14th July 2014

HIPPIES straight from the 1960s mixed with flapper girls from the Roaring Twenties and even a modern-day Where’s Wally at the annual Upton Carnival last weekend.

VIDEO: Crowds flock to Pedal Car Grand Prix in Ringwood

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Monday 14th July 2014

A TOUCH of Monte Carlo arrived in Ringwood yesterday.

UPDATE: Friday night fireworks kick off with double display over the Piers

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

FRIDAY night fireworks are returning with a bang to Bournemouth.

Thousands set to flock to 10th Bourne Free Festival

Bournemouth Echo: Bourne Free Pride parade 2013

6:20am Friday 11th July 2014

THOUSANDS of people are expected to flock to Bournemouth to celebrate the town’s annual gay festival this weekend.

Get steamed up at gala weekend as Swanage Railway celebrates 35th anniversary

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

SWANAGE Railway will be celebrating the 35th anniversary of its first ever passenger train with a special gala taking place this weekend.

Volunteers needed to record wildlife at Moors Valley

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help record the vast array of plants and animals at Moors Valley Country Park.

VIDEO: Thrills and spills at roller derby as Dorset Roller Girls star in double header

Bournemouth Echo:

9:48am Tuesday 8th July 2014

DORSET ladies strapped on their skates and took on the might of Plymouth in a roller derby double header last weekend.

Weekend in pictures: a bike ride, roller derby, volleyball on the beach and country fair fun

Bournemouth Echo:

11:34am Monday 7th July 2014

THERE may not have been wall-to-wall sunshine but there was certainly no shortage of events in Dorset at the weekend!

Hundreds turn out for school’s first ever country fair

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Monday 7th July 2014

MORE than 1,200 people packed out Bournemouth’s Queen’s Park Academy at the weekend for its first-ever country fair.

Quomp along to Christchurch Festival for music, dance and fun

Bournemouth Echo: The Christchurch Festival

11:00am Friday 4th July 2014

MUSIC, dance and entertainment – it’s full steam ahead for this year’s Christchurch Festival.

VIDEO: Floats, dancing and even Big Bird - hundreds flock to Winton Carnival

Bournemouth Echo:

10:53am Tuesday 1st July 2014

HUNDREDS turned out for a colourful parade of costumes and revelry on Saturday in Winton.

Have you got the folk for festival’s Purbeck Rising talent contest?

Bournemouth Echo: The winners of last year’s Purbeck Rising, Big Tent and the Gypsy Lantern

4:00pm Monday 30th June 2014

PURBECK Folk Festival’s annual talent contest Purbeck Rising is now an established fixture on the UK folk scene.

VIDEO: Thousands flock to Poole’s Folk on the Quay for music, Morris dancing and street theatre

Bournemouth Echo: SUCCESS: Morris dancers and performers take part in Folk on the Quay at Poole Quay

6:00am Monday 30th June 2014

POOLE Quay was filled with thousands of people and a range of music over the weekend for the second annual Folk on the Quay.

Cyclists gear up for Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride

Bournemouth Echo: PEDAL POWER: Cricket legend Dave Gower opens last year’s 25k route

2:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

BIKES and pedal power at the ready – the 2014 Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride is nearly here.

Winton Carnival organisers hoping for sunshine as hundreds expected to turn out

Bournemouth Echo: Winton Carnival organisers hoping for sunshine as hundreds expected to turn out

11:00am Friday 27th June 2014

WINTON Carnival, which has grown into one of Bournemouth’s biggest community events, is expected to draw big crowds tomorrow.

Explosive’ Tankfest to feature some of the toughest vehicles in the world

Bournemouth Echo: HEAVY METAL: Tanks roar into action at Tankfest

10:12am Friday 27th June 2014

THE most explosive weekend of the year is set to take place in Dorset this weekend.

VIDEO: Crowds pack Poole Quay for Harry Paye Day

Bournemouth Echo: Children enjoy Harry Paye day on Poole Quay

5:40am Monday 23rd June 2014

THOUSANDS flocked to Poole on Saturday in honour of the town’s most notorious pirate.

UPDATE WITH FULL VIDEO: Hundreds take part in Race for Life in Poole Park

Bournemouth Echo: The afternoon Poole Race for Life

11:00am Sunday 22nd June 2014

POOLE'S Race for Life is under way, with thousands of women doing their bit to beat cancer.

B*Witched singer to entertain youngsters at Children’s Festival

Bournemouth Echo: FESTIVAL: Julian Sandy at last year’s event

4:00pm Monday 16th June 2014

CHILDREN at a major Bournemouth event will enjoy top pop acts at the same time as they recreate a 100-year-old tradition.

Dancing in the streets and bands galore at popular Wimborne Minster Folk Festival

Bournemouth Echo: Wimborne Folk Festival 2014

11:40am Monday 16th June 2014

WIMBORNE welcomed a host of musicians and colourfully-dressed dancers for its annual Folk Festival at the weekend.

Balloon release, fancy dress and floats at 48th annual Corfe Mullen Carnival

Bournemouth Echo: Corfe Mullen Carnival 2014

11:09am Monday 16th June 2014

THE 48th Corfe Mullen Carnival was a colourful cavalcade of floats, walking tableaux and fancy dress collectors.






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