Third Thursday of every month Rough Diamonds - A Writers' Event. Third Thursday of every month, 7.30 - 9.30pm at Lovitaly, I Market Place, Ringwood BH24 1AN. £5 on the door (concessions £3), all proceeds to Macmillan Caring Locally. Bring your own poems, prose or short stories to read, or just come to listen. There will be a featured talk by a published writer every month. For more information contact Andrena Yeats

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday every week Tri-Active Exercise Project. View the POSTER for more details.

We have a variety of events that are happening throughout the year. Here are a selection of what is coming up.


12 and 13 April Steppin' Out Academy of Performance presents KIZUM at the Gainsford Theatre, Lychett Minster school. Kizum is an immersive, inter-galactic musical adventure. Featuring stunning choreography, exciting musical arrangements and dazzling costumes along with high energy singing and dancing. With such favourites as Adele, Donna Summer and Bruno Mars along with fantastic special effects this is a show truly out of this world! You can find out more details and reserve your tickets HERE.

27 April French Soiree for Macmillan Caring Locally. 7pm at The Larderhouse, Southbourne. Tickets are £35.00 per person and can be purchased HERE.

28 April Virgin London Marathon. We regret that we have no golden bond places left for this event.

11 May Join us for Melodie's Walk, a fun 16 mile walk in aid of Macmillan Caring Locally. Full details HERE

11 May The Ray Bryant Memorial Gig in aid of Macmillan Caring Locally. 6 pm at the Barrington Centre, Ferndown. Full details HERE

11 - 12 May Christchurch Food Festival. Read all about this popular event here.

14 June Ferndown Rotary Golf Day at Dudsbury golf course.

14 - 16 June Christchurch FlowerFest in aid of Macmillan Caring Locally. Find out more details about the second year for this local event here.

13 July The Macmillan Unit Summer Fayre at Christchurch Hospital. You can download a poster HERE

23 August Lashings World XI vs Saxe Coburg Invitational XI, 4.00 p.m. at Chapel Gate, Bournemouth.

26 August Charity Plane Pull at Bournemouth airport. More details HERE

06 September Join us for the 17th annual Sarah Green Golf Tournament. Full details of this very popular event can be found on our dedicated page here

05 - 06 October Bournemouth Marathon, half Marathon, 10k, 5k and junior race. If you would like to take part in this event and raise funds for Macmillan Caring Locally please click HERE for how to sign up.

25 October The Flutterby Ball at the Marsham Court Hotel in aid of Macmillan Caring Locally. Please click HERE for full details.

8 November Light up The Prom. Join hundreds of people in our community on the Bournemouth Pier Approach, or in the comfort of your own home, to celebrate Light Up the Prom – Bournemouth’s biggest memorial event. You can register and purchase your battery operated tea light here

18 December Join us for the Rotary Tree of Lights Celebration event at the Grove Hotel, 2 Grove Road, East Cliff, Bournemouth. Please click HERE for full details.

25 December The 12th Macmillan White Christmas Dip takes place at 10.30 a.m. to the right of Boscombe Pier, Bournemouth. Why not join us in fancy dress and have a dip in the sea on Christmas Day? All proceeds to Macmillan Caring Locally. To find out all the details, see photos and videos of past Dips and to register, please go to our dedicated web site click here

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