Events

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.

Dorset Women's Day event in Dorchester

 Dorset Wo2015-03-14-DorsetWomensDay-WANDmen’s Week culminates with the 10th annual Dorset Women’s Day to be hosted by WAND!
This will take place at the Dorford Centre Dorchester on Saturday 14 March from 10am – 3.30pm. Regular attenders of the event will know that it offers something for everyone and this year is no exception. The day will be packed with a varied and exciting range of workshops and performances including: crochet, jewellery making, self empowerment techniques and creative writing. Plus a delicious cookery demonstration that will teach you how to make authentic Italian style bread and home made ravioli.

There will also be a range of stallholders promoting everything relating to womanhood with the opportunity to find some wonderful hand made items.

For more information see: http://wandwomen.org.uk/

International Women's Day for Bournemouth and Poole

IWD Feb2015-page-001Unity in Vision would like to invite you to attend their International Women's Day event on Saturday 7th March at Bournemouth University (please click on poster for further details).

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

A programme will be provided to you upon registration.

 One of the aims of the afternoon is to celebrate cultural diversity in Bournemouth and Poole so please feel free to come in your national costumes!

Festival of Festivals

Come and joinPoster festivaloffestivals2015-page-001 us for the Festival of Festivals! This celebration of multiculturalism in Dorset, organised by Events Management Students at Arts University Bournemouth on behalf of Dorset Race Equality Council promises to be a fun-filled day out for all the family! Doors open from 11 am - 4 pm at Meyrick Hall, Bournemouth, entry is free and the programme is jam-packed with artistic performances and workshops, scrumptious World food and much more!

Rwanda's Women - Stories of Courage, Forgiveness and Resilience during the Genocide & the Journey of Rebuilding

Friday 6 March Committee Room A, West Dorset District Council, DT1 1UZ
You are invited to come to a free talk to be given by activist and humanitarian, Carl Wilkens about his experiences of remaining in Rwanda during the genocide of 1994. His actions together with Rwandan colleagues saved the lives of hundreds - including many orphaned children left trapped in the capital.
However Carl’s talk is not really about genocide. It is more about the choices people made, actions people took, courage people showed, and the sacrifices people gave in the face of this atrocity.

FREE Buffet from 12.30pm - 1pm. Talk from 1pm – 2pm
RSVP to Emma Scott – e.scott@westdorset-weymouth.gov.uk / Tel: 01305 252204

Hosted by The South West Dorset Multicultural Network and the Women’s Action Network Dorset (WAND)

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Friday 6 March Committee Room A, West Dorset District Council, DT1 1UZ

You are invited to come to a free talk to be given by activist and humanitarian, Carl Wilkens about his experiences of remaining in Rwanda during the genocide of 1994. His actions together with Rwandan colleagues saved the lives of hundreds - including many orphaned children left trapped in the capital.

However Carl’s talk is not really about genocide. It is more about the choices people made, actions people took, courage people showed, and the sacrifices people gave in the face of this atrocity.

 

FREE Buffet from 12.30pm - 1pm. Talk from 1pm – 2pm

RSVP to Emma Scott – e.scott@westdorset-weymouth.gov.uk / Tel: 01305 252204

 

Hosted by The South West Dorset Multicultural Network and the Women’s Action Network Dorset (WAND)

Opportunity: Christchurch and East Dorset & Heritage Lottery Fund - 17th February 2015

Christchurch and East Dorset are working with Heritage Lottery Fund to host an HLF Information Event for equalities groups and organisations. HLF funds a wide range of projects from £3000 upwards, that actively involve people in heritage. This can include, amongst other things: cultural traditions; histories of people, communities, places or events; languages and dialects; people’s memories and experiences.

HLF is keen to support the development of potential projects in Christchurch, Bournemouth, Poole and East Dorset, especially from groups working with people:
•    with physical or learning disabilities or mental health issues
•    from black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups, religious groups, Gypsies and Travellers
•    from LGBT communities
which achieve its outcomes for people, heritage and communities. (http://www.hlf.org.uk/HowToApply/Pages/Outcomes.aspx).

Read more: Opportunity: Christchurch and East Dorset & Heritage Lottery Fund - 17th February 2015

 

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