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LOL Comedy Competition Heat1

24 April 2017 at 8:00pm
The Man In The Wall, Wimborne • Free

Are you funny? Do you want a chance to prove it – on stage, in front of a warm, supportive audience? If your answer is a great big “YES!” then our “Laugh Out Loud” New Act Competition is just right for you.

Guided walk

Guided Walk – Local Landscapes

25 April 2017 at 2:00pm
Knoll Gardens, Wimborne • £5.00,

Guided Walk – Local Landscapes: Knoll Gardens and Ferndown Common.

RSPB Guided walk

RSPB Guided Walk - The Voices of Spring

28 April 2017 at 8:00am
Knoll Gardens, Wimborne • £4,

Join the RSPB for a guided stroll at Knoll before the gardens open to the general public, to listen to an amazing array of birds as they greet the new day with their song.

RSPB Open day

RSPB Open Day - Members and Volunteers

28 April 2017 at 10:00am
Knoll Gardens, Wimborne • £0.00

RSPB members and volunteers are invited to visit Knoll Gardens free-of-charge to see at first hand how Knoll’s gardening ethos creates a beautiful wildlife friendly environment.

Willow Weaving

Willow Weaving Workshop for Beginners

6 May 2017 at 10:00am
Knoll Gardens, Wimborne • £55.00,

Learn traditional basketry techniques to weave a useful and beautiful round willow basket to take home.

10am – 4.30pm.

Book online or at the nursery.

Outdoor Yoga at Knoll Gardens.

Outdoor Yoga – six week course

6 April 2017 until 11 May 2017 at 9:00am
Knoll Gardens, Wimborne • £48 / £10,

Enjoy an hour of energizing yoga with Jackie Hayfield in the tranquility of the garden before it opens to the public. Then stay to enjoy Knoll’s naturalistic style and visiting wildlife.

Knoll Gardens Volunteer Recruitment Day

12 May 2017 at 10:00am
Knoll Gardens, Wimborne • £0.00

The Knoll Gardens Foundation is a charity set up to promote a sustainable, wildlife friendly gardening style which can create stunning effect whilst requiring little maintenance.

Wimborne Live & Loud

26 May 2017 at 7:00pm
Allendale Centre, Wimborne • £5,

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Knoll Gardens - We value our volunteers

2 June 2017 at 10:00am
Knoll Gardens, Wimborne • Free

FREE garden admission to anyone showing proof of volunteering status in any capacity in celebration of National Volunteers Week.

Comedian: Noel James

Noel James

9 June 2017 at 7:30pm
QE School, Wimborne • £5,

For eight years, Noel has performed comedy throughout the UK. He does it for a living and has performed at all the major clubs and festivals.

Before entering showbiz old Noel tried his hand at teaching.

Tim Somerfield (Afro Ninja)

9 June 2017 at 6:30pm
The Square, Wimborne • Free

An extraordinary guitarist, utilising loop pedals and guitar FX, Tim Somerfield (Afro Ninja) would be worth a listen for the musicality alone.

Polly Morris

9 June 2017 at 7:30pm
QE School, Wimborne • £5,

If you could imagine the love child of Bill Bailey and Victoria Wood that would be Polly Morris.

Jim Moray

9 June 2017 at 7:30pm
Allendale Centre, Wimborne • £12,

Jim Moray is one of the most consistently inventive musicians working on the UK's traditional folk music scene today.

Dorset Wildlife Trust Members’ Day

9 June 2017 at 10:00am
Knoll Gardens, Wimborne • Free

Meet up with representatives of Dorset’s largest conservation charity on this special day and discover how Knoll’s naturalistic gardening ethos continues to create a garden that welcomes wildlife as well as providing year-round beauty.

Stereosonics

9 June 2017 at 9:30pm
Party In The Paddock, Wimborne • £10,

We've got the Stereosonics, the country's top Stereophonic tribute band, they have played at major venues all over Europe and they are driving a long way to play for us.

Permanent Vacation

9 June 2017 at 7:15pm
Party In The Paddock, Wimborne • £10,

We kick off the 2017 Party in the Paddock Festival with Permanent Vacation a local group, they have a well-deserved strong following as they always entertain, they will play all of your favourites and are the perfect band to get this party started.

Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

10 June 2017 at 7:30pm
Allendale Centre, Wimborne • £25,

In the space of just a few years, Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston have become one of the most sought after duos on the English folk & roots scene.

The Wessex Pistols

10 June 2017 at 6:45pm
The Square, Wimborne • Free

The Wessex Pistols bash Banjo's, slap Basses, squeeze-boxes,saw fiddles in a glorious hillbilly romp through all the punk classics.

Jim Radford

10 June 2017 at 7:30pm
Allendale Centre, Wimborne • £25,

Jim Radford is a British folk singer and songwriter and also the youngest known participant in the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944.

Willow Weaving

Willow Decorations for the Garden

10 June 2017 at 10:00am
Knoll Gardens, Wimborne • £50.00,

A workshop with Tracy Standish.
Enjoy a day creating decorative items from willow, including flowers, snails, fish and bird feeders to take home.
10am – 3pm.

Book online or at the nursery.

Coldplace

10 June 2017 at 9:30pm
Party In The Paddock, Wimborne • £10,

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Ratrace

10 June 2017 at 7:00pm
Party In The Paddock, Wimborne • £10,

Ratrace take their traditional and eagerly anticipated place on our stage at Party In The Paddock and we will all dance until the sun goes down.

Pronghorn

10 June 2017 at 4:30pm
Party In The Paddock, Wimborne • £10,

The name and the sound are legendary. This is the band that really put Wimborne's folk festival on the map as a band / party venue. When all is said and done you cannot beat pure talent, class and tradition, this is what this lot are bringing.

The Jimmy Hillbillies

10 June 2017 at 2:00pm
Party In The Paddock, Wimborne • £10,

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Wimborne Minster Folk Festival

9 June 2017 until 11 June 2017 at 10:00am
Town Centre, Wimborne • £45.00, £25.00, £20.00, £12.00,

Wimborne Minster Folk Festival returns to the historic market town for a weekend of folk, family and fun with a huge line-up of nationally and internationally recognised musicians and a huge range of traditional dance.

Sam Kelly Trio

11 June 2017 at 7:00pm
Allendale Centre, Wimborne • £20,

Sam Kelly is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning Cornwall-based singer, song-writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

Ninebarrow

11 June 2017 at 7:00pm
Allendale Centre, Wimborne • £20,

A multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition.

Quinn's Quinney

11 June 2017 at 3:30pm
Party In The Paddock, Wimborne • £3,

Quinn's Quinney are a fresh young local band that everyone who has seen them has gone away talking about and they have a big local following.

The Skimmity Hitchers

11 June 2017 at 1:00pm
Party In The Paddock, Wimborne • £3,

You might be feeling a little jaded on Sunday following two great days but man up, wise up and get on down to Party In The Paddock.

Herbal Medicine Workshop with Kate Scott

17 June 2017 at 10:30am
Knoll Gardens, Wimborne • £35.00

Discover the plant wisdom behind many traditional old wives’ tales on a gentle garden walk before enjoying a workshop making herbal medicines to treat common ailments and take home some samples.

10.30am - 1pm.

Herbal Medicine Walk and Workshop

15 July 2017 at 10:30am
Knoll Gardens, Wimborne • £35.00

Join Kate Scott for a gentle walk revealing the secrets of Knoll Gardens’ natural medicine chest followed by a workshop on herbs you can use to treat common ailments.
Harvest and prepare your own herbal medicines and take home some samples.

Guided Butterfly Walk

Guided Walk, Beautiful Butterflies

29 July 2017 at 11:00am
Knoll Gardens, Wimborne • Free,

Locate and identify Knoll’s many butterflies with the expert help of Keith Powrie who has been recording butterfly sightings at Knoll for many years.

11am – 12.30pm.

Wildlife Survery

Garden Wildlife Survey TBC

8 August 2017 at 12:00am
Knoll Gardens, Wimborne • Normal Admission Price

Join wildlife volunteers and experts in the garden to discover more about the wildlife of Knoll.

Recruitment Open Day

Knoll Gardens Volunteer Recruitment Day

11 August 2017 at 10:00am
Knoll Gardens, Wimborne • Free

The Knoll Gardens Foundation is a charity set up to promote a sustainable, wildlife friendly gardening style which can create stunning effect whilst requiring little maintenance.

Grass Masterclass

Ornamental Grass Masterclass

14 September 2017 at 2:00pm
Knoll Gardens, Wimborne • £35.00,

Join Neil Lucas for all you need to know about grasses and how to use them in a garden setting covering everything from maintenance to designing with grasses.

2pm – 4.30pm.

Book online at: www.knollgardens.co.

RSPB Open day

RSPB Open Day. . .Members and Volunteer

22 September 2017 at 10:00am
Knoll Gardens, Wimborne • Free

RSPB members and volunteers are invited to visit Knoll Gardens free-of-charge to see at first hand how Knoll’s gardening ethos creates a beautiful wildlife friendly environment.

Grass Masterclass

Ornamental Grass Masterclass

5 October 2017 at 2:00pm
Knoll Gardens, Wimborne • £35.00,

Join Neil Lucas for all you need to know about grasses and how to use them in a garden setting covering everything from maintenance to designing with grasses.

2pm – 4.30pm.

Book online at: www.knollgardens.co.