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.
On behalf of the South West Dorset Multicultural Network (SWDMN) we would like to invite you to attend their 12th annual Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) event on Friday 27th January 2017 at the Corn Exchange, Dorchester from 12.30 - 1.30 pm (doors open at noon).
The theme of this year's event is "How can life go on?" The aftermath of the Holocaust and of subsequent genocides continues to raise challenging questions for individuals, communities and nations. HMD 2017 asks audiences to think about what happens after genocide and of our responsibilities in the wake of such a crime and how life cannot go on properly unless the roots of problems are addressed. The event will conclude with the lighting of candles and a minute's silence.
Free refreshments will be available after the event. The Corn Exchange will open from midday to allow time to view displays and meet with members of the Network, before the event commences at 12.30pm.
Please find here the list of events organised by the Umoja network to celebrate Black History Month during October. Please note that most of the events take place at the Sovereign Centre in Boscombe.
200 yellow roses were distributed in half an hour to passers -by in Weymouth town centre on Saturday the 5th Nov 2016 as a gesture of friendship and welcome to the migrant community in Dorset. A lot more people were encouraged to write messages of welcome and the messages were displayed on a board.
Despite the cold wind, hundreds of people joined in and confirmed the positive impact that migrants are making to the local area and confirmed their openness to have a multicultural and diverse Dorset.
A similar event was organised in Bournemouth in July following the referendum and was also a great success. At the time, people had asked that similar events happened on a regular basis in various towns across Dorset, so the Weymouth event was the second of its kind.
The Weymouth event was organised by Dorset Race Equality Council who were joined by volunteers from Dorset County Council, The South West Dorset Multicultural Network, Unison and a few community members.
To celebrate Black History Month this October, local NHS Trust Dorset HealthCare has teamed up with various local equality and diversity groups, local councils and colleges to host a series of events open to the local community.
Fantastic and free event to start with - Old Skool Regge Night, Saturday 8th October at Corn Exchange, Dorchester 6.00pm - 10.00pm.
Then, Friday 14th October at Friends Meeting House, Bournemouth 9.30am - 16.30pm - a partnership event to celebrate Black History Month 2016 with a morning that focusses on BME Health Inequalities and research. The afternoon will be a celebration of Caribbean music starring Alfred The Great. You can register yourself HERE