Local Art & Craft Events


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The Dorset Arts & Crafts Association is not responsible for events listed in this diary other than those organised directly by the Association.  Please contact the organiser of the event for enquiries, bookings etc.    


October 2018                                                                                                                                                                                               


Suddenly Last Summer 2018

continuing to Saturday 3rd November

Venue: Arts University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole, BH12 5HH

A curated selection of work from AUB's 2018 graduating cohort, showcasing over 60 artists, designers and makers/

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Ebb'n'Flow: Lace, Place and Climate

continuing to Sunday 28th October

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts, Wimborne, BH21 1NL

A solo show by contemporary lace maker Jane Atkinson.

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Red Dot Art Mini Print exhibition

Thursday 11th - Monday 15th October 10am to 5pm (4pm on Sunday 14th)

Venue: L'Artishe Gallery, 71 High Street, Swanage, BH19 2LY

An extraordinary international exhibition of over 300 mini works of original art by more than 100 printmaker artists.  All pieces for sale with prices ranging from £50 to £300. 

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KIngsbere Quilters Coffee Morning & Display of Work

Saturday 20th October 10am - 12:30pm

Venue: Bere Regis Scout Hut, Elder Road, BH20 7LY

Admission free, but donations welcomed.


November 2018                                                                                                                                                                                          


Christmas Arts & Crafts Fayre Spectacular

Sunday 4th November, 10am - 4pm

Bournemouth Pavilion, Westover Road, Bournemouth, BH1 2BU

Christmas Gift Ideas and much, much more.....

Organiser details to be confirmed


Christmas Craft Fayre

Saturday 10th November, 12pm - 4pm

Venue: Corfe Hills School, Higher Blandford Road, Broadstone, BH18 9BG

Stall holders from 10am, £20 per table,  email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register a place.

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Dorset Arts & Crafts Association Christmas Fair

Saturday 17th November, 10am - 4pm

Venue: Allendale House, Wimborne, BH21 1AS

Our very own Christmas Fair - one of the best - in our opinion!  


Find more details on our 2018 Christmas Fair page. 



Christmas Craft Fair

Saturday 24th - Sunday 25th November, 10am - 4pm, £1.50 per adult, children go free

Venue: Upton House, Upton Country Park, Poole, BH17 7BJ

Wander round the grand rooms of Upton House whilst shopping for treats for yourself or picking up some early gifts for others.  There will be a range of stalls with local suppliers showing off their fantastic creations.  There will also be refreshments and musical entertainment through the weekend.  

For more information or to enquire about exhibiting call 01202 262753 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


December 2018                                                                                                                                                                                           


Dorsetgallery Art & Craft Show

Saturday 8th December

Venue: Wareham Town Hall 

Showcasing the work of local artists and craftspeople 

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April 2019                                                                                                                                                                                           


Brockenhurst Needlework Fiesta

Saturday 27th April 10am - 5pm, Sunday 28th April 10am - 3:30pm

Venue: Brockenhurst Village Hall, SO42 7RY

A popular and unique event for all needlework and textiles enthusiasts

Tickets £3 on the door, light refreshments by the WI

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