What's on in Poole - May
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Every Tuesday in May
Coles Miller Dream Machines . Every Tuesday night from 6pm is "Dream Machine" night, where thousands of motorcycles gather along Poole Quay.
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Every Friday in May
Rockley Park Quay For My Car . Every Friday night from 6pm is "Quay for my car" night, where collections of different vehicles gather along Poole Quay each Friday.
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Friday 29 March - Saturday 31 August 2013 - Discover Poole - Guided Walks of Poole Old Town and Quay
Poole Quay, Poole, BH15 1HJ
Guided walks of Poole Old Town and Quay. Join our tour guide to discover more about Poole's heritage and historical buildings.
Walks start daily Monday - Saturday at 11.30am and 2pm, lasting 1 and 1/4 hours.
Adults £4 - Seniors / Students £3 - Children (under 16) FREE
Meet outside Poole Welcome Centre, Poole Quay - Book tickets at the Welcome Centre, or just turn up on the day.
Friday 17 May - Saturday 18 May 2103 - Indian Summer
Lighthouse Studio, The Lighthouse, Poole
'Look at this place! You know, in here, all the secrets of the world exist'.
Indian Summer is about two girls whose mundane lives are far removed from the excitement and cultural exoticism of the India they imagine.
Laura dreams of escaping her life working in a railway cafe ‘having curries by the campfire and eating poppadoms for breakfast’. Steph dreams that the cappuccino machine will work; her escape is her shift working at the station, distracting herself with other peoples lives without having to thi...nk about her own.
Everyone in a station has a story. We meet various characters from different backgrounds, with different secrets. As the girls encounter the strangers, their stories lead them to make decisions regarding their own futures. Can they afford to dream for anything more?
Directed by Russ Tunney ; Performed by Hermione Halpin and Harriet Eyre
Lighthouse Studio, Poole
17 May: 7.30pm
18 May: 3pm Matinee and 7.30pm
Tickets - Adult £6.50 Child £6
For tickets call 0844 406 8666 or visit www.lighthousepoole.co.uk
Arts University Bournemouth
Saturday 18 May 2013 - Mini Steam on the Quay
Poole Quay, Poole, BH15 1HJ
Celebrate the sights, sounds and smells of the age of steam when mini traction engines come to Poole Quay. A great day out for the whole family.
The glorious age of steam will be returning to Poole on Saturday 18 May as a festival of mini steam engines take over Poole Quay.
Now in its fourth year, Poole’s Mini Steam on the Quay will see some of the most beautiful and detailed mini steam and traction engines, some which have featured on the Discovery Channel, on display and running from 10am-5pm.
Featuring many unique mini steam engines, there will be everything to keep steam enthusiasts young and old happy. Organised by local enthusiast Richard Harvey, the event will include the chance to ride on the special engines.
Saturday 18 - Sunday 19 May 2013 - 50 years of the National Trust on Brownsea
Join us as we celebrate 50 years since the National Trust opened Brownsea Island to the public. Come along and discover everything there is to enjoy on this beautiful island with trails, exhibitions and a new Dorset map of 50 things to before you are 11 3/4.
Free event but normal boat fares and admission fees apply. National Trust members free entry. 10am -4pm. Please call the office 01202707744 or check the website for more details - www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brownsea-island
Saturday 25 May 2013 - Birdsong Morning Walk
Come and experience Brownsea Island at its most peaceful. This is an opportunity to take a boat over long before the pubic arrive. A member of the ranger team will talk you through the sights and sounds of wildlife in this natural habitat. Enjoy a spring morning on Brownsea and a breakfast bap in the villano cafe. Boat leaves Sandbanks jetty at 07.30am. Booking essential, limited spaces.
Call the office to book 01202707744 - W: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brownsea-island
Saturday 25 May - Sunday 9 June 2013 - Half term pirate adventures on Brownsea Island
Dress up as a pirate to enter our competition. Also have a go at our pirate training camp, take a treasure trail plus pirate arts and crafts plus face painting (weekends only)
Free event but normal boat fares and admission fees apply. National Trust members free entry. 10.30am - 4pm. Please call the office 01202707744 or check the website for more details - www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brownsea-island
Sunday 26 May 2013 - BSO Benevolent Fund Concert
Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts, Kingland Road, Poole, BH15 1UG
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, under the baton of dynamic Welsh conductor Owain Arwel Hughes CBE will be opening the annual BSO Benevolent Fund Concert with Brahms' lyrical Academic Festival Overture.
Jennifer Pike, former winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition and one of the most gifted of the younger generation of British artists, features as soloist inSibelius' exhilarating Violin Concerto.
A double helping of Tchaikovsky; the concert suite from his romantic ballet score Swan Lake, followed by the majestic 1812 Overture, brings the afternoon to a rousing conclusion.
All artists participating in this event are donating their services in aid of the BSO Benevolent Fund, which helps musicians suffering prolonged illness or injury.
The programme includes:
- Brahms - Academic Festival Overture
- Sibelius - Violin Concerto
- Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake Suite
- Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture
- Owain Arwel Hughes - conductor
- Jennifer Pike - violin
- Bournemouth Symphony Chorus
Tickets: £9 - £31 - Children 18 and under half price.
BOX OFFICE: 0844 406 8666
Book online at: www.bsolive.com
Wednesday 29 May 2013 - Free Family Fun Day
Orchard Plaza & Maypole Square (Adjacent to Poole Guildhall).
From 10m - 3pm, featuring:
- Childrens Competition
- Childrens Arts & Crafts
- Punch & Judy shows
- Childrens games
- Climbing wall
- Face painting
- Craft Stalls
- Steam car
1. Consultation with all sections of the community on ideas for the renewal of Maypole Square.
2. To also raise awareness of Poole Quays Forum - www.poolequaysforum.co.uk