We're promoting and supporting community events across Dorset. In this section you can find information about current and past events, workshops, cultural events, gatherings etc.

If your event is not on here, get in touch with us and we'll see what we can do.

South West Dorset Multicultural Network's Annual General Meeting - 21st May 2015

 2015-SWDMCNAGMThe South West Dorset Multicultural Network (SWDMCN) are holding thier Annual General Meeting soon and would like to invite you to attend

The SWDMCN Annual General Meeting is taking place on Thursday the 21st May from 6pm-8pm at the Town Hall in Dorchester. This year the guest speaker is Nigel Costley, South West TUC Regional Secretary. Nigel will be giving a very interesting presentation ‘’Talking about Immigration in the South West” where he will explore some of the myths and misconceptions about migration.
A free Thai finger buffet will be served from 6pm (see invitation image top left corner). If you'd like to come, please RSVP to Emma phone 01305 252204 or email

Summer Meadow event - International Children's Day

2015-05-07-SummerMeadowEVENTJoin Polish Centre for Multilingual and Multicultural Families on Sunday 31st May for “Summer Meadow” - family fun day from 3.30pm-6.00pm in Meyrick Hall in Bournemouth!
It’s a special event to celebrate International Children's Day.
Kids are encouraged to participate in different activities, such as animations, singing, dancing...children will be able to celebrate their day in their own way.
It’s a perfect occasion to meet with other parents and children; it’s all about fun and games on Children's Day! See attached poster for more detials.

Kathakali 2015 UK Tour is visiting DORSET in July

KathakaliArtist2015Kathakali comes to Dorset!

The Kala Chethena Kathakali Company is one of the world's foremost Indian theatre companies credited with developing Kathakali in the UK through their successful tours. The company returns to the UK in the spring and summer of 2015 with a tour of kathakali - the classical dance drama of Kerala, south India. (See full UK 2015 Tour leaflet here)

Kathakali meaning story - play, ambraces drama, dance, music, visuals and ritual to create the most exotic, visually exciting and powerful forms of theatre. Colourful costumes and elaborate three dimensional make-up, known as Chutti, transforms the actors into gods, kings, devils and princesses. They tell universal stories from the Hindu epics featuring the struggle between good and evil through gesture, emotion and incredible facial expressions.

Experience extraordinary non-western theatre and culture in Dorset!  

The performance in Dorset is on Saturday, 11th July in Stourton Caundle village hall in North Dorset.

For tickets please contact: Derek Corlett, Tel: 01963 363318 (7.30pm - 9.45pm) or visit:

Read more: Kathakali 2015 UK Tour is visiting DORSET in July

Gypsy, Roma Traveller History Month Event-29th May 2015

2015-06 GRTHMeventSouth West Dorset Multicultural Network is hosting its Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month celebration event on Friday the 29th May in Borough Gardens in Dorchester from 12-4pm. This event will include the opportunity to get up close to some traditional Gypsy Caravans and try out some traditional Gypsy skills such as willow weaving and flower making. There will be a range of displays and photographs as well as story telling and live music. This will be a great family event and chance to learn more about Dorset’s local history.

Where Colour & Music Come Together Event

 WHERE COLOU2015-04-Spectrum BSforG EventR & MUSIC COME TOGETHER! Event celebrating Diversity by students from Bournemouth School for Girls:

Looking to spend a few hours of fun with the rest of the family? Look no further. Spectrum Family Festival is coming to Bournemouth on Saturday 18th April 2015. Spectrum is a family festival created by us, a group of students from Bournemouth School for Girls with the aim to bring together colour and music through an exciting line up of activities. These will include family sing-alongs, arts and crafts sessions, as well live music for those who would prefer to sit back and relax. All proceeds go to Spinal Research UK and the Help Theo Walk foundation.

For more information go to the event website at, contact us the event organisers at, or find them on Twitter @Spectrum42015


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