From a famous festival to a much newer music festival, there's plenty to look forward to this weekend. Enjoy musical acts in Weymouth and Dorchester or take in a traditional village fete. Here's your Guide.

*To commemorate and celebrate Tolpuddle’s legendary martyrs, who fought against harsh working conditions and inspired a national movement, the annual Martyr’s Festival is returning to the village. Starting this evening and running through until Sunday, the festival will feature a range of speakers to challenge and inspire plus music, poetry, comedy and family entertainment. Jeremy Corbyn will be speaking at the colourful main procession which will take place on Sunday. See for more information.

*Bridport’s family friendly music festival Jurassic Fields is back for its fourth year with some festival favourites and brand-new acts. Showcasing the best music, comedy, food and entertainment the local area has to offer plus well-known artists there is definitely something for everyone. Highlights include Neville Staple of the Specials, Laid Blak and festival favourites Backbeat Soundsystem. Tickets are available at

*Michael Jackson fans can relive the magic of the pop legend as Michael Jackson starring BEN comes to Weymouth tomorrow. Featuring the greatest hits of Michael Jackson & The Jackson 5 the production will include a live band, stunning costumes, iconic dance show and the World's Number 1 Michael Jackson soundalike. A must-see for any Michael Jackson fan. See

*Five-time Grammy winners and a cappella heavyweights The Swingles are bringing their masterful vocals to the Corn Exchange, Dorchester this evening. Reinventing songs by the likes of John Martyn, Elbow and Mumford and Sons with subtle beatboxing and skilful harmonies, they will demonstrate how they have continued to delight audiences for more than 50 years. Get tickets at Dorchester Arts: 01305 266926.

*Charismatic kora player Seckou Keita will be delighting audiences in both Chetnole and Martinstown over the weekend. Pairing his masterful kora skills with evocative, Keita will perform songs fusing traditional Senegalese music with other cultures in songs from his 2015 album, 22 strings. For dates and tickets see

*Students from Let’s Dance school will be performing an anniversary showcase at Weymouth Pavilion today. Featuring 300 pupils of all ages, there will be a wide range of dance styles, solo singers and a musical theatre team to mark the school’s silver anniversary celebration. Call Weymouth Pavilion box office for tickets: 01305 783225.

*To mark the 100th birthday of national icon Vera Lynn, Samantha will be performing The Vera Lynn Story in Bridport tomorrow. As Britain’s leading Vera Lynn performer, Samantha will act and sing a biography to celebrate the ‘forces sweetheart’. See more at

*Piddlehinton’s annual church fete will be held in the ground of West Lodge tomorrow. Duck racing in the River Piddle, dogs shows, pony rides, tombola and stalls will all be on offer and a BBQ and with bar and live music will be held from 7pm.