There's no excuse for staying in this weekend - here's our guide to some of the best entertainment around this weekend


*SING your heart out to The Greatest Showman's biggest hits as a singalong version of the film is screened this afternoon at Dorchester Corn Exchange. Starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams and Zendaya, the feel-good film boasts one of the most successful soundtracks of the last 50 years, and lyrics on screen will allow you to join in with all the toe-tapping tunes. The film begins at 5pm, with doors and bar open from 4.30pm. Tickets are £5, available from the Dorchester Arts box office or website.

*DON'T miss an extra adults' only performance of Cinderella at Weymouth Pavilion tonight from 8pm. For those who have always wondered what mischief the cast would get up to if there were no children in the audience, now is your chance to find out. With adapted scripts, new comedy routines and songs full of hilarious innuendo, the show is suitable to over-16s only. Tickets are £17 or £15 for seniors, available from the pavilion website or by contacting the box office.


HEAD to Durlston Country Park tomorrow from 10.30am for the annual new year plant hunt. Organised by the Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland, the event invites people to record wild and naturalised plants that are flowering. An app is available for individuals to record their finds, and inform the society of what plants are growing in their area. Highlights and results are then published online. For more information about how to take part, visit


*SEE the pantomime as you've never seen it before. The muck-up matinee, taking place at Weymouth Pavilion on Sunday at 2pm, will see this year's cast perform Cinderella for the final time while playing pranks, telling jokes, and ensuring audiences are laughing out loud. Tickets are only available by contacting the pavilion box office.


*DORCHESTER locals are in for a treat: visit Shire Hall tomorrow, or any time in January, for reduced entry with a DT postcode. To claim the special offer, bring along a letter or bill which clearly shows your postcode. Discounted tickets will be £4 for adults and £2.50 for children. The museum is open 10am to 5pm between Monday and Saturday, and entry includes an annual pass providing free return visits for a year.

*ENJOY the final weekend of skating in Dorchester before the rink in Brewery Square closes on Sunday. Located at the heart of the new development, the rink is suitable for all the family. Entry slots last 45 minutes and tickets are available in advance at or on the day, subject to availability.