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  1. Inside Out Dorset

    Zakiya & Louisa in Conversation – Moors Valley

    DATE: 17th September

    LOCATION: Picnic Area, Moors Valley Country Park and Forest, Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Nr Ringwood, BH24 2ET

    Join former Forestry England writer-in-residence, Zakiya McKenzie and Dorset-based poet and writer Louisa Adjoa Parker as they discuss their work and the influence the natural world has on their creative process. A relaxed conversation in a beautiful forest setting.

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    Pop-Up Performances – Moors Valley

    DATE: 17th–19th September

    LOCATION: Moors Valley Country Park and Forest

    Watch out for surprise pop-up roving performances from two Dorset favourites, Angel Exit Theatre and Instruments of Joy who will be promenading throughout the day at Moors Valley Country Park from 17-19 September. Angel Exit Theatre – The Gallycrows* (*Old Dorset for scarecrow) They arrive, as if from nowhere, a pair of climate refugees with […]

  3. Inside Out Dorset

    Gaia at Moors Valley

    DATE: 17th–19th September

    LOCATION: Moors Valley Country Park and Forest

    In Greek Mythology Gaia is the personification of the Earth. Measuring seven metres in diameter, Luke Jerram’s Gaia features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface*. This huge artwork provides the opportunity to see our planet like never before, floating in three-dimensions. The installation creates a sense of the Overview Effect, which was first […]

  4. Inside Out Dorset

    No Going Back – Moors Valley

    DATE: 17th–19th September

    LOCATION: Moors Valley Country Park & Forest

    A brand new Audio Artwork focusing on the accelerating dangers of climate change in a world scarred by the pandemic. Local artists Karen Wimhurst and Ed Bersey have sculpted a compelling soundtrack from original music and the voices of diverse range of people talking about their changing priorities, what they love and what they can […]

  5. Inside Out Dorset

    Future Forest – Moors Valley

    DATE: 17th–19th September

    LOCATION: Moors Valley Country Park and Forest

    A collaboration between Activate and AUB Human at Arts University Bournemouth and their BA (Hons) Graphic Design and Interior Architecture and Design students. For this visual drop-in exhibition, students were tasked with reflecting on the themes of sustainability, ethics, accessibility and inclusivity all inspired by the presentation of Luke Jerram’s Gaia in a forest context.

  6. Inside Out Dorset A woman holding her phone to take a photo with a brass band behind her

    La Baronnade – Poole

    DATE: 18th September 2021

    LOCATION: Poole lower High Street and Quay

    A ‘stooge’, a ‘plant’, an accomplice hidden in the crowd. Les Grooms (The Bellboys) have become masters in the art of using this tradition to their own creative ends. Les Grooms hide their opera singers in the most unexpected places and in the most unlikely costumes. Sometimes there’s even more confusion when a real spectator […]

  7. Inside Out Dorset Two dancers hold hands while balancing on a chair. They are surrounded by industrial storage units.

    Catch Me – Poole

    DATE: 18th September 2021

    LOCATION: Poole lower High Street and Quay

    Catch Me is an intimate and surprising take on age, race and gender. An older woman and younger man dance together through a landscape of abandoned chairs. They discover joy, risk and unexpected connections in a poignant duet. A poetic mix of dance and acrobatics, Catch Me asks how we see each other and who […]

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    Summer of Love – Poole

    DATE: 18th September 2021

    LOCATION: Look out for Heidi's gazebo close to Poole Museum

    This is your opportunity to get creative and immerse yourself in the festival atmosphere by making beautiful and colourful adornments for wrists, ankles, handbags, pushchair handles…anything you can tie something to! Saturday 18 September, drop in any time 11am-4pm, Poole

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