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DORSET DO RETIRES AFTER 10 YEARS

In 2018 we have decided not to organise the Dorset Do any longer.

The numbers attending were not really enough to make it pay in fact we only just broke even in 2017.

However, having said that, exciting new things are on the horizon in the shape of "Wild Sunday"on Sunday July 15th.

This is a new open-air show being run at a new venue by the Rangers of the local Avon Heath Country Park. It will be located at the South Park in Boundary lane at St Leonards, Ringwood. The new site is adjacent to Hurn Lane.

 

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Although we are not involved in the organisation of this event we are encouraging all our past and present exhibitors friends to attend Wild Sunday. Last year it was spread over 2 days and 3,000 visitors attended. This year it is only a one day event but it's on a new site with much more room for parking and exhibitors.

If you want to exhibit please download the invitation form and return it with your P.L.I. and risk assessment form to Marco at Avon Heath m.e.marsango@dorsetcc.gov.uk

The charges for exhibitors as follows:

Charity stall – display only            Free
Charity stall – selling                       £20

Demonstrator                                   Free
Demonstrator – selling                  Donation of 10% on sales
Traders    £25 per pitch and 10% of sales if over £100 taken.

Entry fees for the public to the show:

Pre-booked family ticket (2 adults + 2 children)                  £10.00
Pre-booked individual adults                                                      £3.00
Admission on the day                        £4.00 per person at the gate

Flyers for the "Wild Sunday" show will be available soon

 

Sun 15 July, 10am – 4pm
WILD SUNDAY
Due to its popularity, Wild Sunday
has moved to a bigger location
to offer you more family fun in
celebration of all things wild -
more wildlife, more rustic crafts,
more demos, more workshops
and more local groups!
Hold a bird of prey, meet the farm
animals, throw a clay pot, bounce
on the inflatables or devour the
local produce. Held at the new
location of South Park, Boundary
Lane (BH24 2SF). Charges may
apply for some activities.
£10 for advance family ticket
(2 adults, 2 children) or £3 per
person (£4 per person on day).
Under 2s free. Free parking

 

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The "DORSET DO" 2018 is currently under review (November 2017)

We are currently looking for a new venue with a more rural setting, so we can include more outside exhibitors. We may change the name to try and reflect more accurately what the show is about and it's possible the date may also change, although it has been provisionally booked for September 29th 2018.

If anyone has any suggestions please contact Mike

on 01425 475129

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The Tenth Anniversary "Dorset Do" will be on:

SATURDAY September 23rd 2017 (Note: New Date)

Doors open at 10-00am and the show closes at 4-00pm

At the St Leonards & St Ives Village Hall, BH24 2PH, just West of Ringwood, off the A31.

Advanced details from Mike Tuck:

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New for 2017......... we expect to have the following + much more

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Charles Hurcheon demonstrates Resin Embedding on sticks
Timber sales and Stickmaking supplies
Dorset Coppice Group (with speaker)
Oakey Smokey Pimps
Spinners and Weavers
Bows & Arrows with John Harcourt
Canal Art (talk on canal history)
Antler Carving demonstration
George Darwall (Ancient Crafts talk)
The Dorset R.C. model Tank club
Second-Hand Tools
Weymouse Ceramics
Woodturning and Woodcarving
Knitted Craft
Tim Dunning and other Coppice Workers
plus many of your old favourites

 

We would love to hear from you so go to the contacts page and send an email

 

 

If you would like to exhibit next year please let Mike know