Recent Posts by Richard Reed

The Hall & Woodhouse DLF Local Writing Prize - the popular award created by the Dorchester Literary Festival - is now open for entries in its third year.

Available to authors either based in the West Country, or with a strong connection to it, the prize offers a great opportunity for publicity and promotion, plus the chance...

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The South West Dorset Multi-Cultural Network, supported by Dorset Council and Dorchester Town Council is hosting its annual Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) today (Friday 24 January) to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

The free event is being held at the Corn Exchange in Dorchester from 12.30pm -1.30pm and is open to everyone.

The theme for...

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Pianist Lucy Parham returns with the third in her Composer Portraits series.

Elégie chronicles the life of composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff in words and music, from his youth in Russia, through his self-imposed exile in 1917 and finally to California, where he died in 1943.

The concert includes many of his best-loved works for solo piano,...

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These three flamboyant characters present their uplifting and entertaining show with a unique dynamism and describe their music as “Folk Unlimited”.

Saucepan dulcimer, glass harp, Bing-Bong machine and magic boots all join some more conventional instruments (fiddle, banjo, sax and whistle to name a few) to back Rosie Short’s sublime voice.

Mike Harding calls it “brilliant and...

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Trigger-happy TV star Dom Joly presents a rip-roaring travelogue in Travel And Comedy In The Danger Zone, featuring stories from his childhood home in the Lebanon – where he went to school with Osama Bin Laden – to North Korea, Chernobyl and Cambodia.

The tour coincides with the impending paperback publication of his new book, The Hezbollah Hiking...

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toooB is a curious and friendly shape-shifting creature. She’s not quite sure where she’s landed but she’d love to meet and play with you.

toooB is an enchanting wordless show for 0-24 month olds and their grown-ups. A gentle sensory adventure with an original soundtrack, captivating movement and interactive fun and games. A perfect introduction to...

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