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With regret …

After many years of successful event planning it is with regret that JJPR must cancel the scheduled event, Sorted in Dorset, due to take place over the August bank holiday weekend at Shelley Park in Boscombe.

As much as we had hoped to bring together many diverse groups from the local community, our previous event in Hamworthy Park was so adversely affected by the prolonged high temperatures that it does not make sense to continue with another event that is likely to incur further major losses for traders and for us as organisers.

In addition to withdrawing the entry fee on the second day of the event at Hamworthy Park, and refunding anyone who had bought tickets online, we have automatically refunded all prepaid tickets for the August event in Shelley Park.

JJPR sincerely apologises for any inconvenience caused to anyone that had planned to come to the next event, to local businesses who have showed such support, to the performers and entertainment arranged, to the local traders who were attending and to the charity, The Dorset Children’s Foundation, for whom we were so keen to raise much needed funds.

Roadhouse Blues at Hamworthy this Sunday!

Miss Ruby’s Roadhouse Blues Band, playing this Sunday, 3pm at Hamworthy Park!

Come along and enjoy the Blues as it used to be and Blues like it should be, from a Poole-based seven piece original blues band.

Get a taste of the music …

Bringing you Vegan Street Food at Sorted in Dorset

If you thought veganism was all salads and tofu, then we’re looking to prove you wrong. 

Meat-free, dairy-free and gluten-free food will be causing a stir at Sorted in Dorset, with Veggie Patch Food and their range of delicious and healthy vegan street food. 

We’re looking forward to digging in!

Veggie Patch Food are proud to confirm that all the food they offer now is Vegan (not just Vegetarian as suggested in our photos)

Maddie Thorp opening Sorted in Dorset

We are so pleased to have the fantastic Maddie Thorp performing with us at Sorted in Dorset; she will be opening both days of both our events this summer! 

Maddie started performing at the age of 15; she is a self-taught musician, citing influences such as Birdy and Ed Sheeran. 

Having opened an event at Poole’s Lighthouse Centre of the Arts, and performing in a duo alongside Emmay and New Desert Blues, Maddie released her first EP this year and is currently working on her first album.

Here’s a taste of Maddie’s style … you can find more at her Bandcamp page

Hear Ayriss at Hamworthy next week

We’re looking forward to hearing the brilliantly talented Ayriss play at Sorted in Dorset Hamworthy Park on Saturday week!

If you can’t make our first event, you can catch him at Sorted in Dorset Shelley Park on Sunday 26th August.

Get a taste of the music …

Louis Cormack playing both family festivals

We are pleased to have Louis Cormack performing with us at our events this summer. Louis is a songwriter, musician and sound engineer. 

Originally hailing from Aberdeen, he has spent time gaining knowledge and experience in London and Ireland over the past few years. He is now living and gigging in Dorset, working on songs for release. You might catch him serenading the streets of Wimborne at the weekends. 

Click play below to hear a little of Louis’s music …

Luke Truth playing Hamworthy Park!

Coming along to our Hamworthy Park events is the brilliant Luke Truth, who will be performing a mixture of originals and covers from Soul, Reggae, Rnb and Urban music.

Here’s just a little taste of Luke’s music …

Complementary family day at David Lloyd

Make sure you visit the stand of event sponsors David Lloyd Clubs – their team will be offering fun family classes, body assessments and general fitness advice for everyone.

And every family visiting the stand will be offered a complimentary day at the club in Cabot Lane!

Working with Jurassic Cottage Foods

Jurassic Cottage Foods have been assisting us with the food suppliers for our events this summer! Keep your eye on social media and our What’s On page as we reveal further food exhibitors over the next few weeks!

Not long to go now until our first event in Hamworthy Park!

Dorset Wildlife Trust on board

We are pleased to have the brilliant Dorset Wildlife Trust on board for our Sorted in Dorset events this summer!

Dorset Wildlife Trust aim to champion wildlife and natural places by inspiring people to promote sustainable living, something the team at Sorted in Dorset are very passionate about.

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