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Programme of Events for 2016

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 11th 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.fort art.jpgfort art2.jpg  fort artilery3.jpg

 

 

 

 

Normal entry prices apply 

Charborough Park  Saturday 30th April 2pm – 6pm

Richard Drax has very kindly chosen us as the Charity for the day. Come and enjoy a delightful woodland walk which at this time of the year is carpeted with bluebells.   Entry to the walk is £5 for adults, £2.50 for children.  Afterwards enjoy a cream tea for £1.50 per person and look around the various stalls.   All monies raised comes to Nothe Fort.  Sorry, only Guide Dogs allowed.

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Sunday 12th June 5.30 – 7.30pm: Queen’s 90th Birthday Street Party.  

union_flag.jpgCome along and join us for this very special celebration.   We will be decorating the Fort with bunting and balloons, there will be musical entertainment  and an opportunity to join up with friends and family to celebrate this unique occasion.   Put on your Red, White and Blue.  There will be prizes for the most original patriotic costume.  


We will provide tables and chairs – you bring along your picnic tea.   The Fort View Café will be open for hot drinks, ice creams, snacks and a full bar.   We can even pack up a special boxed picnic tea for £5, but these must be ordered at time of booking.


If it’s wet, bring an umbrella – we British don’t give up that easily!   Seriously, we will keep an eye on the weather forecast and will be able to accommodate you under cover if necessary.
You can book at the Fort Reception desk.   There are a limited number of places so get your booking in early.   Entry fee £2 per person.  


Saturday 25th June 6pm The Wessex Actors presents Noel Coward's "Hay Fever"

Best described as a cross between high farce and a comedy of manners, Noel Cowards play is set in an English country house in the 1920s, and deals with the four eccentric members of the Bliss family and their outlandish behaviour when they each invite a guest to spend the weekend. Performed throughout Dorset in a mix of outside venues and theatres Hayfever is a comic masterpiece in the great tradition of high English comedy.

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Wessex Actors Company (WAC) was founded by Jo Puttick with the initial aim of producing performances each summer in the open air; performed to a professional standard, principally in Dorset. Our intention is to give first class theatre as entertainment, whilst also enhancing audiences’ understanding and perception of the play being enjoyed. Working as our own separate theatre company will give us total freedom in the decisions we take on which plays to present, how they are presented and what age of costumes to dress them in. Actors will be experienced, local and professional, rather than being brought in from ‘outside’, as we believe there is so much local talent that deserves to be showcased.

 Advanced Ticket Prices are: Adults £12 Under 17s £8

Ticket and after show dinner are Adult £27 and under 17s £23

Tickets in the night are Adults £14 and under 17s £10


 

11th to the 26th June: 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 

 

 

 


6th & 7th August: Medieval Encampment Weekend:

The Medieval Combat Society will be erecting their tents around the parade ground showing various crafts of the period including weaving, candle making and potage cookery.   There will be Knights in armour battling each other on foot in spectacular combat clad in plate and chain mail with a variety of weapons, attended by squires and servants and watched by the King’s court and their children, from the period of Edward III.   There will also be archery and medieval dancing.      The group have performed all over the country including Windsor Castle and many English Heritage and National Trust properties.    This promises to be a fantastic weekend not to be missed.   Entry prices tbc

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Entry prices: Adults £9 Oap's & Students £8 Children £2 Under 5 years Free Family Ticket £20.


13th to the 29th August: 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 

 

 

 


20th and 21st August: Nothe Fort Victorian Weekend 11am to 4pm

A colourful festival 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.

More details to follow:

Throughout the day there will be live firing displays with cannons, muskets and rifles - 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.  

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Entry prices: Adults £9 Oap's & Students £8 Children £2 Under 5 years Free Family Ticket £20.

Wednesday 26th 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 Approaching – Halloween.
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There will be lots of wonderful creepy crafts for the children to make and a prize for the most imaginative and original fancy dress costume. The Mad Magician will be visiting with some very interesting tricks and allusions.

Hunt the Ghost: Spell Writing: Games: Face Painting: Treasure Hunt:  

Entry prices: Adults £9 Oap's & Students £8 Children £2 Under 5 years Free Family Ticket £20. 

 


 

 Other Events will appear soon