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.
Come and join 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!
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).
Dorset-based multicultural organisation Unity in Vision will be launching their new 'Visions in Advocacy' project for ethnic minority carers in the Weymouth and Portland area on 17th February at Weymouth College. The free service, which aims to reach out to local ethnic minority people who are caring for loved ones and link them into support, is already active in West Dorset and will be opening up to new clients. If you look after a loved one who is elderly, disabled or in ill-health, or if you would simply like to find out more about Unity in Vision and their work with carers, then please click on the image for further information and contact the team to register your attendance.
Bournemouth and the broader Dorset and Poole African & Caribbean community representatives came together for an event to celebrate Black History Month.
The event programme raised awareness of the history of the struggle of the UK’s black community in gaining proper recognition of its important contribution to the nation, as well as highlighting the re reality that in too many cases discrimination still exists, including promotional opportunities in the workplace. ... (click here to read full article by BU).