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Plays, talks, family activities, music, debates – there is something for everyone at Shire Hall! Keep an eye on this page to see what’s coming up.

Event
Locals’ January

Locals’ January

2nd of January - 31st January
Reduced entry for locals with a DT postcode this January.
Talk
Pop Up Talk Wessex Women: Awesome Archaeology

Pop Up Talk Wessex Women: Awesome Archaeology

6th February 2020
A free bite sized pop up talk on Iron Age Pots Part of Wessex women objects on tour. Delivered by Camila King
Family event
Family Film Club: Pirates of the Caribbean (12)

Family Film Club: Pirates of the Caribbean (12)

18th February, 3:30pm
There are heroes and villains aplenty in this swashbuckling tale. Roguish Captain Jack is caught up in an adventure involving a legendary pirate ship.
Family event
Family Film Club: Pirates in an Adventure with Scientists (U)

Family Film Club: Pirates in an Adventure with Scientists (U)

20th February, 3:30pm
Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year Award!
Workshop
Jewellery making workshop with Caroline Parrott

Jewellery making workshop with Caroline Parrott

29th February 2020, 10am - 4pm
Indulge your creativity, and make some fabulous jewellery!
Workshop
Piratical Rum Night

Piratical Rum Night

NEW DATE 13th March, 7pm
Drink in the footsteps of Dorset's piratical forebears, whilst learning about one of the most up and coming spirits.
Event
Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

22nd March 11 - 4pm
Treat mum to an extra special Afternoon Tea this Mothers Day
Talk
Teas and Talks -For the Benefit of Example

Teas and Talks -For the Benefit of Example

26th April, 1pm
‘For the Benefit of Example’

Steve Poole
Professor of History and Heritage
University of the West of England
Talk
Teas and Talks – Whispers and Cries

Teas and Talks – Whispers and Cries

28th June, 1pm
Whispers and Cries: Listening for the Voices of the Dead in a Nineteenth-Century Courtroom.

Tim Hitchcock
Professor of Digital History,
University of Sussex
Talk
Teas and Talks – Dorset Buttons

Teas and Talks – Dorset Buttons

26th July, 1pm
For all you want to know about Dorset Buttons

Anna McDowell
Henrys Buttons
Talk
Teas and Talks – Tales from Dorset County Prison

Teas and Talks – Tales from Dorset County Prison

27th September, 1pm
Tales from Dorset County Prison

Brian Bates
Historian and Author
Talk
Teas and Talks – Transported for the rest of your natural life

Teas and Talks – Transported for the rest of your natural life

31st January, 1pm
Transported for the rest of your natural life

Mike Randell
Headteacher of an 'outstanding' school for 30+ years