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Dorset Wildlife Trust - Pond predators (Caterpillar Kids)

Lorton Meadows Conservation Centre, Lorton Lane, Upwey, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 5QH.

Have a go at pond dipping at Lorton Meadows to discover who eats who. Find out about the animals amazing adaptations to the underwater world of our ponds. Plus make a wildlife inspired piece of artwork, and play games, with the Community Conservation Officer. Meet at Lorton Meadows Centre, Lorton Lane, Weymouth, DT3 5QH. BOOKING ESSENTIAL Children £3, must be accompanied. Contact us on 01305 816546 The reserve can be muddy, please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for the weather. Please notify us of important medical information prior to the event. Toilets, parking, cycle racks, tea/coffee machine, wildlife gifts & guides available. For more information please see www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org/lorton. For more Weymouth and Portland events follow us on Twitter @DWTWeyPort
FRI 28 CHESIL BEACH SEASHORE SCAVENGERS, 11am

On: 10.30am Wed 26th Jul 2017
Until: 12.30pm Wed 26th Jul 2017
Website: http://www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk

RNLI - Lifeboat display

Bowleaze Cove

A display of Weymouth lifeboats, lifeguards and Coastguard.

On: 7.00pm Wed 26th Jul 2017
Until: 8.00pm Wed 26th Jul 2017

RNLI - Seafront Stall

Wemouth Esplanade

A stall selling lifeboat goods, bric a brack, books, etc.

On: 9.00am Wed 26th Jul 2017
Until: 5.00pm Wed 26th Jul 2017

RNLI - Charity Pub Quiz - RNLI Fundraiser

Brew House and Kitchen, 27 Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 1QY

Come along to our fun charity pub quiz, with all money raised being donated to the RNLI.

My colleague and I are also fundraising for the RNLI and braving new heights by doing a tandem skydive at 10,000ft to give something back to the charity that saves lives at sea.

On: 7.30pm Wed 26th Jul 2017
Until: 9.30pm Wed 26th Jul 2017
Website: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Emily-Nineham?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=fundraisingpage&utm_content=Emily-Nineham&utm_campaign=pfp-share

Lyme Regis Museum - Free Children's Dinosaur Sculpture Workshop

Lyme Regis Museum, Broad Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3QA

Drop into our free workshop which takes place over 2 days and help to create a sculpture of a 'Scelidosaur'. Suitable for children of all ages, get hands on with cardboard construction, paper mache, painting and collage. Darrell Wakelam has been running workshops for children for 25 years and they are not to be missed! Also runs on Thursday 27 July 2017.

On: 10.00am Wed 26th Jul 2017
Until: 16.00pm Wed 26th Jul 2017
Website: http://www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk

Bridport Art Society - Bridport Art Society 60th Annual Exhibition

Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport

Bridport Art Society
60th Annual Exhibition
of original art works, prints and cards by talented local artists.
Bridport Arts Centre, South Street
Wednesday 26 July to Saturday 5 August
Closed Sunday and Monday
Open 10am to 4pm and until 7.30pm Thursdays
Exhibits for sale. Admission Free

On: 10am Wed 26th Jul 2017
Until: 4pm Sat 5th Aug 2017

b-side - Souvenirs: Migratory Objects

Outpost, 77 Fortuneswell, Portland, DT5 1LY

Artists Louise Atkinson and Christian Edwardes explore the souvenir: that beloved pocket money treasure, that embodiment of kitch, that memento of a unique encounter that can never be revisited in its ‘original’ sense.

Louise Atkinson’s collection of forty-eight iconic sculptural "souvenirs" represents cities in England. Vibrant and colourful creations inspired by heraldic imagery, they incorporate cultural landmarks, mythology, and historical / contemporary figures from each respective region.

Christian Edwardes’ work engages with various aspects of heritage and topography, considering souvenirs as more than nostalgic remains of extraordinary places and occurrences. For a recent show in Australia, he produced works that explored souvenirs as tokens of exchange:

“The works I produced were, in part, an attempt to find a connection to a landscape that I only knew through the gifts and tourist ephemera that would return with my grandmother on visits to see her daughter—my aunt.”

On: 12pm Wed 26th Jul 2017
Until: 5pm Sat 5th Aug 2017
Website: http://b-side.org.uk

West Dorset Motorcycle Action Group Meeting

Woodman Inn, 61 South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NZ

WDMAG has been relaunched. We are a non-political group of riders who collectively lobby for sensible decisions to be made regarding the freedoms of all bikers at a local, regional and national level.
If you live in the DT area and you ride a moped, motorcycle,scooter, sidecar combo or trike we want to meet you. Come along and see what it is all about and chat to fellow enthusiasts. Every Wednesday night with the first Wednesday of the month the official MAG meeting. See you there.

On: 8:30pm Wed 26th Jul 2017
Repeating: Every Wednesday

Dorchester Market

Dorchester Marketplace, Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 1QS, United Kingdom

Dorchester Market has a huge variety of stalls ranging from locally grown produce to shoes, clothes and plants.

On: 6.30am Wed 26th Jul 2017
Repeating: Every Wednesday
Website: http://www.wimbornemarket.co.uk/dorchester-market

WESCA - Earth Pulse

Eype Centre for the Arts, St. Peter's Chapel, Mount Lane, Eype, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 6AR

An exhibition of artwork by members of Wessex Contemporary Arts (WESCA) inspired by the energies, movements and events that surround us.

If you haven't already visited Eype Centre for the Arts, the solitary chapel on the hill above the tiny seaside village of Eype, which now serves as a Church and Centre of the Arts with it’s wonderful views along the Jurassic Coast, it is well worth a visit. Especially to see this exhibition, so ideally suited to this venue. The work by members of Wessex Contemporary Arts reflects the energy and movement of the natural world we inhabit and which we can so easily take for granted. The work is a mix of abstract and figurative, 2D and 3D all in its way challenging not only a conventional view of art, but challenging us to look again with fresh eyes at what is around us, appreciate and reflect. You will be able to purchase a cup of tea or coffee, enjoy the serenity and cool of the place as you look at the exhibition, maybe buy an exhibit, before perhaps edging your way down the narrow twisting road to the beach in the village below.
If you would like to be among the first to see the exhibition you are welcome to join the artists at the Preview on Saturday 22nd June, between 2 and 4pm.

Wessex Contemporary Art is a group of nearly thirty professional artists all of whom either live or work within a fifty mile radius of Sherborne in Dorset. The group meets once a month to discuss policies, exhibitions and to lend support to it's members. The Group likes to remain contemporary and professional and is always encouraging new membership and new ventures and exhibitions.
WESCA has a long history, beginning life in Sherborne House, but now encompasses selected artists from Wiltshire, Dorset and Somerset.

Artists exhibiting:
Jane Burden Justin Orwin, Marilyn Rose, Rita Brown, Jeremy Marshall, Shirley Cousins, Jindra Jehu, John Bartholemew , Helen Simpson, Terri Hogan, Elizabeth Adam.

On: 11am Sat 22nd Jul 2017
Until: 4pm Sun 30th Jul 2017
Website: http://www.eypechurcharts.co.uk/

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