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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.

Exhibition
Wicked Wessex

Wicked Wessex

20 October 2018 - 5 October 2019
A rotating display of Wessex's wickedest objects
Tour
Behind the Scenes Tours

Behind the Scenes Tours

2pm on selected Wednesdays
Discover hidden staircases and explore the secrets of Shire Hall.
Exhibition
Exhibition: Tolpuddle Martyrs Remixed

Exhibition: Tolpuddle Martyrs Remixed

19 March - 14 June
A unique and immersive augmented reality exhibition, by artist Jason Wilsher Mills.
Performance
To Win The Day

To Win The Day

27 March 2019, 7.30pm
Follow in the footsteps of the families whose lives were changed forever when their menfolk – husbands, fathers and sons – became ‘marked men’.
Mothers’ Day Afternoon Tea

Mothers’ Day Afternoon Tea

31 March, 12 - 4pm
Treat mum to an extra special Afternoon Tea in Shire Hall Café, this Mothers' Day.
Talk
Wicked Wessex pop up talk: Folklore meets Science

Wicked Wessex pop up talk: Folklore meets Science

4 April, 1pm
Join us for a short 15 minute lunchtime talk on weird and wonderful witch jars.
Workshop
Jewellery making workshop with Caroline Parrott

Jewellery making workshop with Caroline Parrott

6 April, 10am-4pm
Indulge your creativity
Family event
Count Your Chickens Trail and Easter Activities

Count Your Chickens Trail and Easter Activities

6 - 22 April, 10-4pm
Count Your Chickens, at Shire Hall this Easter
Performance
Tolpuddle Man, with Graham Moore and Company

Tolpuddle Man, with Graham Moore and Company

17 May 2019, 8pm
Graham Moore, James Findlay, Phil Humphries and Company present songs and scenes from the renowned folk musical 'Tolpuddle Man'
Talk
Soup and Talk: Transportation, with Prof Oxley and Dr Meredith

Soup and Talk: Transportation, with Prof Oxley and Dr Meredith

26 May, 1pm (soup served from 12pm)
Banished! But why? From sneak thieves and murderers to political protesters, this talk examines the making of a working class.