Thinking about the weekend? Here's our pick of what's on.

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Thousands of people are set to flock to Tolpuddle village for the annual Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival. The event will see musical performances from the likes of Billy Bragg, The Beat and Seth Lakeman, plus speakers lined-up include TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady and Unite the Union Assistant General Secretary Steve Turner.

Admission is free on Sunday when the rally takes place but entry fees apply on Friday and Saturday. Wristbands and parking tickets will be available at the gate but the campsite is full. Visit

Poole Quay will be stepping back in time in a celebration of all things vintage on Sunday. Poole Goes Vintage will see a mix of classic cars, military vehicles, dancing displays and tutorials, fashion shows and a vintage market between 10am and 7pm.

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Teams will battle it out on the water at Poole Park Lake for the annual Poole Dragon Boat Race on Sunday. The event starts at 10am and will see participants take part in races all day to raise money for Diverse Abilities.

Christchurch Priory Fete takes place in the Priest House garden from 11am to 3.30pm on Saturday. Entry is 50p, and the event includes stalls, games, and refreshments, cakes, books and more.

A ‘Hidden Secrets of Bournemouth’ walk takes place from the Hotel Miramar on Sunday at 4pm. It is a chance to find out about the area’s fascinating history, famous residents and some of the town’s hidden secrets. For more details about these circular guided walks with Hattie Miles, see There is no need to book, just turn up. A second walk takes place at 10.30am on Monday, July 20.

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Holdenhurst Village will be hosting its annual fete and scarecrow competition on Saturday on the green. This year’s event has a Sound of Music theme and takes place from 12noon until 4pm.

The Friars Cliff Beach Clean takes place on Sunday. The event and survey will be held from 10.30am until 12.30pm.

An event will take place on Saturday to mark Mudeford Men’s Club changing its name. Between 11am and 5pm, there will be a barbecue, roast rolls, live music and entertainment for youngsters. The club bar will be open all day. The club, which has held the name for nearly 80 years, will be known as The Mudeford Club.The unveiling of the new name will be at 1pm.

Westover & Bournemouth Rowing Club will be hosting their home regatta on Bournemouth seafront on Saturday. Spectators can enjoy a day of racing as clubs from the Hants & Dorset Amateur Rowing Association battle it out in small boats and fours. Racing involves crews completing a 2-kilometre course that runs parallel with the beach, featuring a buoy turn halfway through the race situated off of Bournemouth Pier. Starts from Joseph Steps, situated between Bournemouth Pier and Durley Chine.

Sopley Village Festival takes place between 12pm and 5pm on Saturday at The Old Vicarage. Activities include a rifle range, dog show, vintage tractors, terrier racing, local produce and steam engines. Parking at Owls Barn Farm Shop.

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Take a look around Upton House on Sunday as part of its open day. There will be the opportunity to take a guided tour of the ground rooms with commentary priced at £1 per person. Tours will be held at 12.30, 1.30, 2.30 and 3.30pm. All proceeds go towards funding projects in the House and Country Park.

Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales will get the modern treatment in the grounds of Kingston Lacy on Saturday. There will be two shows from the Wessex Actors Company; one at 1pm and another at 6pm. Tickets for the matinee show are £12 for adults and £8 for children with all evening tickets priced at £12.

The Pound Puppy Rescue dog show and BBQ takes place at Nordern Farm in Corfe Castle on Sunday between 10am and 3pn. There will be fun dog classes, face painting, balloon modelling, stalls, games and a raffle. Entry is £2 with all proceeds going to the Pound Puppy Animal Rescue.

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There will be classic cars on West Overcliff Promenade behind the BIC on Sunday. Vehicles dating from 1915 up to the early 80 on show between 4pm and 6.30pm.

An evening of soul music is being held at the Blue Boar pub on Saturday night. Stevie G’s Soul Cellar will start at 9pm with a mix of soul, jazz, funk, Philly, Motown, northern soul, rare groove, and bossa, and will continue until 2am.