Programme of Events for 2013
Please note that dates, details and times of our public events may be subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. If you would like our current Events Brochure, please click link.
Sunday 1st December from 11am to 4pm Victorian Christmas Market:
Children's Craft Workshops Face Painting
Christmas Craft Stalls
Seasonal Food Stalls
Rudolf's Treasure Hunt
Special Event: Admission £3 Adults & £1 for Children. Under 5 years Free.
Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month (excluding December & January)
Nothe Fort Artillery
The Fort’s Artillery Volunteers show off their musketry and cannon handling skills with several big bangs.
Normal entry prices apply
Nothe Fort Evacuee Experience Half Term Special
Monday 18th & Wednesday 20th February 2013
From 10.15am to 2.30pm during February Half Term (Not suitable for children under 5) Tickets Price £7 to include hot war time lunch. These will be on sale soon on-line via link below
These activities are normally only available for school groups doing World War II as part of the national curriculum. However this is a chance for all the family to come. It is also a good opportunity for teachers to come along to see how this enjoyable interactive learning experience works with a view to bringing school groups in the future. The Fort offers great educational value and fun for the children and adults alike. The more senior members of our community find reliving this real life experience fascinating. You can experience an old 1940s school room supervised by a very strict headmaster complete with cane, Air raid shelter drill, Weymouth at War, World War II shop and rationing and Mrs Mop doing the washing at home.
Attendance is by ticket only and numbers will be restricted to manageable levels, so please book early to guarantee your place on one of the two designated days.
Pre-booked tickets available from: January 2013.
Easter Sunday 31st March from 10.30am to 4.30pm Pirates at the Fort
• Pirate Ghost Walk • Treasure Hunt • Crafts • Fancy Dress Competition • Pirates of the Caribbean Bouncy Castle • Face Painting • Cannon Firing and lots more.
There will also be a mock battle between the Nothe Fort Artillery and the pirates with lots of smoke, gun fire and shouting.
This is an event for all the family with many activities going on throughout the day to entertain the children
Special Event - Admission £6 for all under 5 years Free.
Saturday 22nd June - 7.30pm "And Finally..." The Ultimate Tribute to Phil Collins :
The show aspires to accurately represent a performance of Phil Collins utilising some of the top musicians in the UK Tribute field who are all of a like mind in reproducing the distinctive Collins sound.
The 2 hour show captures the main highlights from an original concert, including timeless classics as 'Another Day In Paradise, In The Air Tonight, Easy Lover, Against All Odds, Sussudio, Take Me Home’ and many more… with double drum solos also featured to replicate the essence of a Phil Collins performance.
Gates open from 6pm for Picnics - Limited seating available or you can bring your own.
Please note tickets will be available on the door.
Tickets -Adults £20 Concessions (Applies to children under 16 only)£15 available from Nothe Fort Reception Tel 01305 766626 Ext 3 and online at eventsatnothefort.ticketsource.co.uk
Saturday July 20th - 6pm (Open for Picnics from 5pm) Wessex Actors Company Presents Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest - Directed by Linsey O'Neill.
Nothe Fort is proud to be working in partnership with the Wessex Actors Company who will be performing for the first time at this fantastic venue.
Wessex Actors Company (WAC) was founded by Jo Puttick with the initial aim of producing professional theatre each summer in the open air, principally in Dorset. Their aim is to provide high quality theatre as entertainment, whilst also enhancing audiences’ understanding and perception of the play being enjoyed. Actors will be experienced, local and professional, rather than being brought in from ‘outside’, as they believe there is so much local talent that deserves to be showcased. Audiences can enjoy a picnic prior to being entertained by first class drama.
For more information, please see Wessex Actors
Seating will be available.
Pre-booked tickets -Adults £12 Concessions £8 (Applies to under 17 years only) available from Nothe Fort Reception Tel 01305 766626 Ext 3 and and online at eventsatnothefort.ticketsource.co.uk
Please note any tickets bought on the night will be Adults £14 and £10 for under 17 years)
August 10th and 11th - Nothe Fort Victorian Fayre 10.30am to 4.30pm A colourful event involving re-enactors from the Nothe Fort Artillery Volunteers with Bugles, Drums and Cannons.
The two day period will be packed full of events, many interactive.
Also New this year: Dorset Knobb Throwing Competition.
Sideshows include: Hoopla: Coconut Shy and Stocks: Also Stone Carving: Kite Decorating: Victorian Treasure Hunt: Victorian School Room: Face Painting: Maypole Dancing: Fossil Painting: Victorian Crafts:
Throughout the day there will be live cannon firing displays - So plenty of loud bangs and the chance to inspect the guns at close quarters. A great day out for all the family, as well as military enthusiasts.
Special Event: Annual Passes Not Applicable- Admission £6 for all under 5 years Free.
August 10th August - 1st September - Matchstick Fleet Returns
This fantastic display returns for its only visit this year. Come and be amazed at the detail and accuracy of the scaled matchstick replicas of modern warships on display. The whole of our exhibition area is filled with these exquisite models that have taken one man a lifetime to build. A very special and unique collection.
Normal entry prices apply
Sunday 25th August at 7.30pm: Abba's Angels (Gates open from 6pm for picnics)
Abba's Angels, one of the UK's premier Abba Tribute groups have been established since 2000. Featuring some incredibly talented singers and musicians they offer one of the most captivating and authentic tributes to one of the greatest bands of all time. They have appeared on BBC TV's Children in Need twice, featured on Star for a Night, been recommended in the Sun newspaper and on the front cover of a Sunday Times Magazine. In March 2010 Abba's Angels were interviewed on Sky News in front of half a million viewers regarding the rumours of an Abba Reunion!
Pre-booked tickets prices are Adults £20 Concessions (Applies to children under 16 only)£15 available from Nothe Fort Reception Tel 01305 766626 Ext 3 and and online at eventsatnothefort.ticketsource.co.uk
All Saints School on Wednesday 9th October starting at 7.30pm.
Period Fashion Show 1900 - 1950 “Never Mind The Width – Feel The Quality”
Theresa Weller proudly presents her wonderful collection of original garments dating from 1900 – 1950, complete with all accessories. She will describe what each model is wearing and then you will be able to look closely at each outfit as the models walk amongst you. This is a chance to see the intricate stitching, cut, design and beautiful fabrics. Refreshments will be available and all proceeds will go towards the production costs of a very special community play which will take place at Nothe Fort in September 2014.
Tickets cost £8 and are available from Jane Chandler tel. 01305 775829. They will also be available from Weymouth Pavilion Box Office 01305 783225 and Nothe Fort Reception (Tel 01305 766626) until the end of September 2013. Refreshments will be available.
We expect this evening to be a sell out so make sure you book your tickets early.
Sunday 27th October 10.30am – 4.30pm Bedlam & Broomsticks
Come and enjoy Halloween Activities at The Nothe fort
Ghosts, Ghosts, Ghosts………..
There are plenty at the Nothe Fort, as many people will testify, and that most ghostly time is approaching fast – Halloween.
On Sunday 27th October from 10.30am – 4.30pm. There will be a mini Ghost walk, lots of creepy crafts. There will be Prizes for the most imaginative fancy dress – judging at 2.30pm
Hunt the Ghost: Spell Writing: Apple Dunking: Face Painting: Treasure Hunt: Fortune Telling:
A Hog Roast and other refreshments will be available.
Special Event: Admission £5 for all and under 5 years Free.