Category Archives: What’s On

In 1990, Richard Hosford, leader of the Gaudier Ensemble, had a vision of a music festival different from the standard commercial model.

He was looking for a location that gave the musicians an attractive venue in which to perform but, equally importantly, somewhere they could all be together for a week to play the music they...

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Dorset Food and Arts Festival 2019 is back again to champion the best of Dorset, and this year promises to showcase a bumper crop of produce and culinary talent.

food-festival-hires-0778-420x250The 7th annual Festival, held as always on the Saturday closest to the late Queen Mother’s birthday, follows...

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Fifty years ago man went to the moon and Dorchester is celebrating with a weekend of FREE lunar-themed events, all taking place under the internationally famous ‘Museum of the Moon’ – a 23-foot diameter giant moon, suspended and shining over Maumbury Rings.

Moonbury-RingsTo celebrate this landmark in...

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Dorchester artist Paul Cleden is one of three printmakers whose work is being featured in this year’s summer exhibition at Gallery On The Square, Poundbury.

[caption id="attachment_7722" align="alignleft" width="425"]PAUL-CLEDEN-IN-GALLERY Paul Cleden in Gallery On The Square, Poundbury[/caption]

Paul’s distinctive, lively images are produced using a number of different techniques...

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All welcome for a fun-filled family day out at the annual Piddlehinton Village Fete on Saturday 20 July from 2pm to 5pm.

This year’s fete will be held in the lovely English garden at East Farmhouse, Piddlehinton by the River Piddle and celebrations will include the 50th anniversary of the Moon-landing. Bigger and better than ever...

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The Dorset County Show returns this year with a range of attractions for people of all ages.

The show has become one of the county’s largest annual outdoor events, attracting 60,000 visitors, and is the flagship event for the Dorchester Agricultural Society. Agriculture sits at the core of the show alongside rural trade, crafts and food.

The...

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