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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.

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!
Meet the Volunteers!

Meet the Volunteers!

3rd March 10am - 3pm
Meet our lovely volunteers for coffee and cake!
EventExhibitionPerformance
The Friendly Society of Artistic Labourers

The Friendly Society of Artistic Labourers

6th March 2020, 6:30pm
The Friendly Society of Artistic Labourers

Weymouth College
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.
Performance
The Memory Museum

The Memory Museum

19th March - 21 March
DYT Senior Co, presents The Memory Museum
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
Performance
DEAD CERTAIN

DEAD CERTAIN

16th, 17th, 18th July, 7.30pm
Somerleigh Productions presents Marcus Lloyd’s ‘DEAD CERTAIN’.
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
Performance
Poacher’s Moon and the ‘Seafarers’

Poacher’s Moon and the ‘Seafarers’

10th October 2020, 7:30pm
Poacher’s Moon are back! This popular local acoustic band, well known for their blend of great original songs, music and beautiful harmonies.
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 2021, 1pm
Transported for the rest of your natural life

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