Don't miss this week...

1. This week is national Chocolate Week and National Curry Week so if ever you needed a good reason to indulge yourself now is the time. Check out the all you can eat chocolate buffets at The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel or visit one of Dorset's top Indian restaurants.

2. The Tempest with an African twist. One of Shakespeare's great plays as you've never seen it before is at the Lighthouse on Tuesday.

3. This week sees the return to Poole Park of Roundabout from Thursday, October 12 to Sunday, October 15. The pop-up theatre in-the-round will host a selection of live theatre, specially programmed comedy for kids, locally created performances and workshops. Tickets and information, visit

4. More than 30 venues will be taking part in this year's Purbeck Film Festival which looks set to be bigger and better than ever. Now in its 21st year the cinematic celebration runs from October 13 to October 29. Visit

5. He's known as one of the country’s greatest songwriters and most distinctive guitar virtuosos and co-founded the groundbreaking group, Fairport Convention Richard Thompson is at Lighthouse Poole on Friday, October 13.

6. And still on the folk scene, Sheelanagig, now a West Country institution, will be performing at the Square and Compass in Worth Matravers on Friday from 8pm. Entry Free.

7. The seventh Arts By The Sea Festival starts on Saturday and runs until October 21 with eclectic mix of indoor and outdoor events - many of which are free. For details, see

8. Eighties icon Midge Ure has teamed up with The Christians and Altered Images for a new tour which is at Bournemouth Pavilion on Friday.

9. . Liza sings Streisand at the Regent LIZA Pulman, one third of the satirical comedy trio, Fascinating Aida, arrives at the Regent in Christchurch on Sunday, October 15 at 7.30pm with her new show, Liza Sings Streisand.

10. Last chance to visit the Poole Pottery shop on Poole Quay which closes on Sunday.