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Programme of Events for 2015

Please note that dates, details and times of our public events may be subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. 

Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month up to and including the 13th December (excluding January) Nothe Fort Artillery Display Team.

The Fort’s Artillery Volunteers show off their musketry and cannon handling skills with several big bangs.

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Normal entry prices apply 

Saturday 2nd - Sunday 17th May Artwey Exhibition

A number of Weymouth and Portland’s artists are currently engaged in preparation for this important  exhibition, which will focus on the theme of conflict. In our present challenging world, individual artists will explore their personal reflections on historical wars and contemporary conflicts. artwey.jpg

Artwey has also asked the well-respected painter and printmaker Duff Pearce to curate the show, and Duff has enthusiastically agreed be contribute some new work to this special one off exhibition.  duffpearce1.jpg

The Conflict exhibition will run for two weeks, in early May 2015, to launch the Artwey open studios two-week event. The event will be open to the public each day 10.30 till 5.30pm and is subject to normal admission charges.

Artwey is a Community Interest Company, managed by artists for the benefit of the local community - both creative people and the public who are entertained and educated by their engagement. They are an organisation set up by local visual artists to promote themselves collectively through this website and by staging activities -  mainly the Open Studios events.

Normal entry prices apply

Saturday 30th May at 7.30pm:  The Fab Beatles With Spectacular Firework Finale (Gates open from 6.30pm for picnics) fab beatles.jpg 

Limited seating available or you can bring your own. Fort View Café Pre-Show Dinner and Full Bar available.

Formed in 1991 have risen through sheer hard work & dedication to be one of the most sought-after Beatles tribute bands in the world today, with concerts performed all over the UK, Europe, Middle East & the Americas.

The Fab Beatles show starts with early "Hamburg" material & goes right through all the singles & album tracks to "Let It Be" & the "break-up", with a repertoire that is second to none!

 Special Event -  Tickets are £15 Adults & £12 Children (under sixteen years) 

Any unsold tickets will be available at the door on the night.  

Please note Annual Pass not applicable.

June 12th - 28th Matchstick Fleet events-matchstick1.jpg
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. Open during normal opening hours.

Normal entry prices apply 




Wessex Actors Company Presents "Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucer: Saturday 27th June at 6pm. Entry for picnics at 5pm. After Show Dinner at 8.30pm.

Nothe Fort is proud to be working in partnership with the Wessex Actors Company who will be performing for the Third time at this fantastic venue.

wac-press-website-image1.jpgWessex 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.

 Tickets prices are: Adults £12 (in advance) on the gate £14

Children under 17, £8 (in advance) on the gate £10

After Show Dinner Menu  is available at 8.30pm

Please note Annual Pass not applicable.

August 22nd and 23th - Victorian Weekend 10.30am to 4.30pm A colourful event involving re-enactors from the Nothe Fort Artillery Volunteers with Bugles, Drums and Cannons.  victorian fayre2.jpg

The two day period will be packed full of events, many interactive.  

Sideshows include: Hoopla: Coconut Shy and Stocks: Also Stone Carving:  Victorian Treasure Hunt: Victorian School Room: Face Painting: Maypole Dancing: Fossil Painting: Victorian Crafts & Food Stalls:

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.   victorian fayre1.jpgvictorian fayre3.jpg victorian fayre4.jpg






Special Event -  Admission Prices: Adults £5 and Children (15 or under) £3  Please note Annual Pass not applicable.

August 7th - 31st Matchstick Fleet events-matchstick1.jpgReturns
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. Open during normal opening hours.

Normal entry prices apply 

Saturday 5th September:  Songs from the Sea Concert - An Orchestral Extravaganza

dorset county orchestra 2015.jpgThe Dorset County Orchestra has been delighting audiences for more than half a century.   The members of the orchestra come from all over Dorset and continue, under their present conductor, Ian Pillow, to perform a wide selection from the classical repertoire.  Ian Pillow himself has worked with many of the London orchestras, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.   He is well known as a fine trainer of amateur orchestras and has brought Dorset County Orchestra to new levels of excellence.

Doors open at 6pm for a pre-show dinner and 6.30pm for those wishing to bring in picnics.   The performance will commence at 7.30pm.


Ticket prices and menu to be confirmed soon.

Please note Annual Pass not applicable.

Wednesday 28th October  11.am – 4pm  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  fast – Halloween.

There will be a mini Ghost walk, lots of creepy crafts. There will be Prizes for the most imaginative fancy dress.
Hunt the Ghost: Spell Writing: Apple Dunking: Face Painting: Treasure Hunt: Fortune Telling:  

Special Event -  Prices to be Determined 

Please note Annual Pass not applicable.

Friday 30th Saturday 31st October from 7.30pm Halloween Dinners

This will be admission by ticket only and limited places will be available. More Details will follow Shortly


Special Event -  Prices to be Determined

Please note Annual Pass not applicable.

Christmas Fayre: Sunday 6th December from 11am to 4.30pm

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Come and get into the true spirit of a Victorian Christmas. 

Santa Grotto, Children's crafts, seasonal food and craft stalls, treasure hunt, face painting.   New this year will be a reindeer hunt. There will be prizes for the best Victorian costumes with judging at 1pm. Why not sing along to music by the Ukuleleans. The Fort View Café will be open for lots of festive treats and don't forget to visit our Gift Shop for some special Christmas gifts . christmas tree 2014.jpg

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Special Event -  Prices to be Determined

Please note Annual Pass not applicable.