1. Every year, Bournemouth Hospital Charity, alongside Macmillan Caring Locally, host Light Up the Prom, Bournemouth’s biggest memorial event. Hundreds of people will gather at Bournemouth Pier Approach on Friday at 7.30pm for a night of lights, music and remembrance starting with two minutes of silent reflection as hundreds of lights illuminate the prom, followed by a fireworks display and music by Funky Little Choir.

2. Poole and Parkstone Productions celebrate their 100th anniversary with A Century of Song at the Regent in Christchurch in which they recreate their most memorable moments at 7.30pm.

3. Ben Elton, known as the Godfather of modern stand-up is back on tour after a 15 year absence, Catch him at Lighthouse Poole on Friday at 7.30pm.

4. The Stylistics are at the Pavilion on Saturday.The Stylistics are known instantly for their many recognisable hits such as the Grammy nominated You Make Me Feel Brand New plus numerous classics including Can’t Give You Anything (But My Love), Let’s Put it All together, Stop Look Listen, You are…

5. See one of the One of the most successful and popular singers the UK Elkie Brooks is at the Tivoli in Wimborne on Saturday at 7.30pm. Now in the fifth decade of her career, she is still proving to be one of the most powerful and versatile vocal talents of our generation. With numerous hit singles, million selling albums and awards, her annual tours are treat for fans old and new. Performing some of her classic hits, blues and jazz, an electric evening Don’t miss the chance to see a truly great artist in action.

6. Intrepid traveller Simon Reeve is at the Pavilion on Sunday at 7.30pm. An Audience with Simon Reeve is not only a fascinating and educational show, but at times shocking, inspirational and hilarious. This theatre show includes exclusive multi-media footage and a 20 minute question and answer session.

7. The undisputed queen of Radio 1 returns to Bournemouth for one night only this weekend. DJ Annie Mac will be hitting the decks at Halo nightclub in Exeter Road on Friday.

8. Make Christmas Cards and add a Christmas wish in calligraphy at Durlston Country Park at 10.30am on Saturday. No need to book. Price £3.