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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
TUC 150th Anniversary Exhibition

TUC 150th Anniversary Exhibition

24 October–18 November
Celebrating 150 years of the TUC in the place where the Tolpuddle Martyrs were tried.
Tour
Behind the Scenes Tours

Behind the Scenes Tours

2pm on selected Wednesdays
Discover hidden staircases and explore the secrets of Shire Hall.
Workshop
Making Sense of Humour: A Guide to Writing Effective Comedy

Making Sense of Humour: A Guide to Writing Effective Comedy

10.30am-1.30pm 18 November
Workshop
Workshop: Wreath making

Workshop: Wreath making

1 December, 11am-1pm & 2-4pm
Make a beautiful Christmas wreath for your home
Family event
Family Film Club: Arthur Christmas

Family Film Club: Arthur Christmas

5 December, 4pm
Our family Christmas film season kicks of with Arthur Christmas!
Family event
Visit Judge Santa

Visit Judge Santa

6 December and weekends 8-23 December
Visit Father Christmas in the Courtroom and find out if your child has been naughty or nice!
Performance
Carols in the Courtroom

Carols in the Courtroom

8 December, 1pm
Join us for some seasonal favourites and a bit of a sing-a-long
Workshop
Jewellery making workshop with Caroline Parrott

Jewellery making workshop with Caroline Parrott

8 December, 10am-4pm
Make the perfect Christmas presents … or keep them for yourself!
Family event
Family Film Club: Polar Express

Family Film Club: Polar Express

12 December, 4pm
Join us for our Family Christmas film season!
Performance
MIND presents ‘Christmas in the Courtroom’

MIND presents ‘Christmas in the Courtroom’

7.30pm 13 December
A dramatic and musical celebration of Yuletide, by the New Hardy Players.
Performance
Crossways Handbell Ringers

Crossways Handbell Ringers

15 December, 3pm
The Crossways Handbell Ringers will be playing festive tune and carols
Performance
Concert: Purbeck Village Quire

Concert: Purbeck Village Quire

16 December, 1pm
Listen to some of Dorset's most traditional Christmas music in the beautiful Georgian courtroom.
Family event
Family Film Club: Your Choice!

Family Film Club: Your Choice!

19 December, 4pm
For our final Christmas film, we are throwing open the choice to you!