Special Events for 2018

All Special Events are free.

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Special Events on Wednesday 6th June 2018
WhenWhatWhereDescription
10:00 to 16:30MandalaPriest's House MuseumThe Tashi Lhunpo Tibetan Monks will over a period of 5 days be creating an image of a Buddha's palace out of millions of grains of coloured sand.

With: Tashi Lhunpo Monks (International, Tibetan) 

Special Events on Thursday 7th June 2018
WhenWhatWhereDescription
10:00 to 16:30MandalaPriest's House MuseumThe Tashi Lhunpo Tibetan Monks will over a period of 5 days be creating an image of a Buddha's palace out of millions of grains of coloured sand.

With: Tashi Lhunpo Monks (International, Tibetan) 

Special Events on Friday 8th June 2018
WhenWhatWhereDescription
10:00 to 16:30MandalaPriest's House MuseumThe Tashi Lhunpo Tibetan Monks will over a period of 5 days be creating an image of a Buddha's palace out of millions of grains of coloured sand.

With: Tashi Lhunpo Monks (International, Tibetan) 

19:30 to 21:30The GatheringMinster ChurchTwo Dorset soldiers from 1914 return to share their memories, and remind us why we should never forget

With: State of Play Arts

Special Events on Saturday 9th June 2018
WhenWhatWhereDescription
10:00 to 16:30MandalaPriest's House MuseumThe Tashi Lhunpo Tibetan Monks will over a period of 5 days be creating an image of a Buddha's palace out of millions of grains of coloured sand.

With: Tashi Lhunpo Monks (International, Tibetan) 

10:00 to 16:00The Minster Green FairMinster GreenCome and support local charities, buy from stalls with a fantastic range of home made cakes, bric-a-brac, books and plants.

14:30 to 15:30ProcessionPark Lane, East St (by Rising Sun), High Street Salamander, High street, by the Minster Green, High street, By Mill Lane, Square (not stage), East Borough (Olive Branch)With: Tashi Lhunpo Monks (International, Tibetan) , Barefoot Bellydance (Tribal Style Belly Dance) , Morena Slovak Dance Co. (International, Slovakian) , Northgate Rapper (Rapper) , Dignitaries, Wimborne Militia, King John's Morris Men (North West) , Order of the Phoenix (North West) , Pamphill Longsword (Longsword) , Blackrock School of Irish Dance (International, Irish) , Steps in Time (Country Dance) , Wimborne First School (Country Dance) , Quayside Cloggies (North West) , Tatters and Tails Border Morris (Border) , Bournemouth and Christchurch U3A International Folk Dancers (International) , Hobo's Morris (Border) , Maenads (Border) , Haddenham Hoofers (Appalachian) , Tappalachian (Appalachian) , Bell's Angels (Cotswold) , Knights of King Ina (Jigs) , Holt (Cotswold) , Somerset Morris (Cotswold + stave) , Sidmouth Steppers (North West) , New Forest Meddlars (Cotswold, Border) , Fabulous Fezheads (Comedy morris) , Festus Derriman (Cotswold) , Zdravetz (International, Bulgarian) , Merrydowners (Cotswold, Longsword) , Ridgeway Step Clog (Clog dance) , Mythago (Border ) , Steampunk morris (Border) , Whitethorn Morris (North West) , Oyster Girls (North West) , Bourne River (Cotswold) , Bradninch Millers Morris (Cotswold, Border, Stave, Molly, Broom) , Hips and Haws (North West) , New Moon Morris  (North West) , Gugge 2000 , Synergy Majorette Group (Majorettes) , Dreamboats
18:00 to 19:30The Power of CompassionCornmarketMasked Dances and Sacred Music from a Tibetan Monastery

With: Tashi Lhunpo Monks (International, Tibetan) 

19:00 to 21:00A Plastic OceanAllendale House (Large Room Upstairs)Ecotainment! presents: This film brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle.

With: Tip of the Pops

Special Events on Sunday 10th June 2018
WhenWhatWhereDescription
10:00 to 13:30MandalaPriest's House MuseumThe Tashi Lhunpo Tibetan Monks will over a period of 5 days be creating an image of a Buddha's palace out of millions of grains of coloured sand.

With: Tashi Lhunpo Monks (International, Tibetan) 

12:00 to 12:30Final Mandala ViewingPriest's House MuseumSee the final completed Mandala before it is ceremonially destroyed.

With: Tashi Lhunpo Monks (International, Tibetan) 

12:30 to 13:00Mandala Destruction RitualPriest's House MuseumWith: Tashi Lhunpo Monks (International, Tibetan) 
13:00 to 13:30Tibetan Monks Ritual ProcessionPriest's House Museum, High street, by the Minster Green, High Street Salamander, LibraryAfter 5 days making the Mandala, the destroyed Mandala will be processed to the River Allen by the Library for final scattering

With: Tashi Lhunpo Monks (International, Tibetan)