OSCAR and BAFTA award winning Ben Morris, Creative Director of Industrial Light & Magic’s London Studio, explains how CGI effects are created with clips from his work including the latest Star Wars films.
The Dorchester Festival dog show is fun day out for all the family and your dog held in the beautiful grounds of Dorchester Abbey.
Oxford’s all-male a cappella group and semi-finalists of Britain’s Got Talent showcase their award-winning combination of vibrant vocals, outrageously unprofessional choreography and occasionally intentional comedy!
This hugely popular all-male a cappella student group from Oxford Universities run fun afternoon workshops for children and adults.
Rain or shine, roll up for fabulous entertainment for all ages. Lunch, tea and amazing cakes available while children are entertained for the whole afternoon.
Take part in the hugely popular 5k Fun Run (or walk). Enjoy the amazing scenery of a run through the historic water meadow and alongside the river and raise money for Style Acre and Dorchester Abbey by getting sponsorship. Bring the whole family – you can even bring the dog!
Buy a duck to launch down the river from the Hurst Water Meadow to a nail biting finish next to the Abbey. Prizes for the first three ducks home!
Take a trail around this lovely village and look into gardens and windows to discover song titles represented by scarecrows. Can you guess the song titles and win the prize? Fun for all ages!
Bright Sparks Science present two exciting 45min science shows that will have you on the edge of your seat! These workshops are part of our Science Mad! afternoon for kids, with workshops completely free – read more about it here.
Extremely fun science experiments to inspire all ages in the Festival Tent!
Fun cookery workshops for 2-5yrs and 6-11yrs. Building confidence and skills in the kitchen, giving children an opportunity to express their creativity and be proud of their achievements!
A family interactive session exploring our Hurst Water Meadow
Brave volunteers (including many Oxfordshire and village familiar faces!) will abseil down the 100 foot Abbey tower to raise money for the Festival charities – Dorchester Abbey and Style Acre
Please support our abseilers with sponsorship and come and cheer them on!
Continuing the annual tradition Dorchester’s a capella group, Two a Part. will welcome May in by singing from the Abbey tower and then in the Abbey.