AS WE go full steam ahead into half term, a number of seasonal and exciting events are taking place across the region. 

So if you’re stuck for something to do across Dorset, we've got you covered with a list of some activities taking place this weekend.

Purbeck Film Festival kicks off

After a two-year gap, The Purbeck Film Festival is returning later this month with a shorter festival jam-packed with films.

There are 65 films to see from all over the world from Japan to Chile along with two opening galas at the Rex Cinema and Mowlem Theatre on October 22.

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Purbeck film festival is back this weekend.

Tickets can be bought on line through in the run-up to the festival.  

Purbeck Film Charitable Trust is a not for profit organisation and registered Charity.  The Trust now runs the Purbeck Film Festival and the Rex Cinema, both as community ventures.   

READ MORE: Purbeck Film Festival returning this month

More than 30 venues are taking part in the Film Festival including village halls, pubs, restaurants, hotels, arts centres, castles and importantly The Rex Cinema, Wareham, The Mowlem in Swanage, The Lighthouse Arts Centre Poole and Durlston Castle, Swanage. 

Two-hour Halloween bushcraft special on Studland 

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Two-hour Halloween bushcraft special on Studland 

Embrace autumn by taking part in one of these family bushcraft sessions for children aged four and upwards.

There will be special spooky stories and camp crafts during the Halloween period as well as all the usual bushcraft activities.

The sessions will involve several short activities so you can learn skills that you can take away to develop and build on together outdoors.

The family friendly activities include shelter building, tool use and camp crafts, water purification and fire lighting - using different techniques like flint and steel and cooking treats over the fire

The bushcraft sessions cost £20 per person and there is strictly no fancy dress due to it being a fire hazard. 

South Coast Makers Retro Night Market 

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Retro South Coast Makers Market on Saturday

South Coast Makers Market is hosting an extra-special retro shopping night.

With free entry there will be a pop-up bar, street food, DJ's, free craft workshops, free face-painting and retro/vintage stalls of records, clothing, homewares and more.

There will be live music by The Secret Surf Spot Band.

It will take place on Saturday, October 23 between 4pm and 8.30pm - it is family and dog friendly. 

The event will take place at The Loading Dock, Avenue Lane, Bournemouth, BH2 5LS.

Adele Tribute at Key West

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Key West will host an Adele Tribute act on Saturday

This Saturday at Key West a 'heart-wrenchingly good' Adele tribute will take to the stage. 

Jax Hall will be singing some classic Adele hits and it is described as the perfect event for couples or friends in need of a get together. 

Jax's 'Inspired By Adele Show' is packed full of the greatest hits from Adele's chart storming albums 19, 21 and 25.

Music starts at 8pm until 10pm with a half-time break and tickets are £10 per person.

For any questions email for more information.

PRIDE: Bournemouth Wedding Show

Heralded as Dorset's first LGBTQ+ wedding show, the event is an open space for all couples to feel comfortable and welcome whilst planning their wedding.

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The LGBTQ+ wedding show is coming to the BIC on Sunday

The free event is taking place at the Bournemouth International Centre on Sunday, October 24, from midday. 

Described as a wedding show where you won't be looking at stands full of marketing material showing the 'typical' bride and groom, this is a place to meet the best Dorset has to offer for your big day and work with suppliers who have worked same-sex weddings for years.