Category Archives: News

The first official fundraiser for Dorchester Arts, The Pearl Gala at the Corn Exchange, was a huge success.

As part of their on-going 30th anniversary celebrations, the Pearl Gala event was a chance to look back and celebrate past successes of Dorchester Arts, as well as raise vital funds towards a bright future.

A grand total of £8,000...

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It barely seems possible that two years have passed since we first launched the Dorchester Voice – the town’s own community magazine.

Yet this April we will be celebrating our second birthday, and to mark the occasion we are publishing our first 36-page magazine.

It’s a sign that we are not just here to stay, but that we...

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Dorchester Arts Centre is to relocate to the Corn Exchange in June to prepare the ground for the move to the new theatre complex in Brewery Square in 2018.

The aim is to build audience numbers at a bigger venue so that when the time comes to move to the Dorchester Maltings, the public is fully...

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The campaign by D.O.R.C.H. (Defend Our Rich Cultural Heritage) to force developers Simons and WDDC to undertake a full archaeological dig on the Charles Street car park site before redevelopment starts has gained enormous support.

The online petition now has more than 3,800 signatures and has garnered support from all over the country, and even overseas,...

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The future of Dorchester’s most famous hotel, the Kings Arms, is still in doubt – with no further news from receivers called in when the operator, Starling Hotel Management Ltd, ceased trading.

The 300-year-old building, which features in Thomas Hardy’s The Mayor of Casterbridge, is a popular venue for weddings, as well as a meeting place...

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Civic leaders are optimistic after Dorchester Prison was sold for redevelopment to a company with a good track record of converting historic buildings.

The prison has been bought by City & Country, whose developments include the historic former RAF base of Bentley Priory, which was the winner of the 2014 What House? Award for Best Renovation...

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