Category Archives: What’s On

This powerful new play, by Dorset based writers Gill and Tony Horitz, is based on letters and other found artefacts telling the story of two Dorset soldiers who fought in World War 1: Will Cutler of Hinton Martel and Hubert Wareham of Wimborne Minster, and two people closely involved in their loves: Will’s wife, Tillie,...

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Actor Pip Utton, an Edinburgh Fringe Festival favourite, has produced numerous spellbinding performances in recent years, including ‘Churchill’, ‘Chaplin’ and ‘Adolf’.

Now, as the Bard himself in At home with Shakespeare, Pip looks back on Shakespeare’s loves: the desire, the exhilaration, but also the fear of rejection and grief for lost love. The poetry and the...

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In this season of good cheer, here’s a winter offering with a difference – a panto programme from a POW Camp!

‘The New Alladin’ [sic] was performed in the Gaiety Theatre of Stalag VIII-B at Christmas 1942. The camp was sited near the town of Lamsdorf (modern Lambinowice) in Silesia, south-west Poland.

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Enjoy the Jurassic Coast and Dorset’s stunning countryside with a new series of downloadable walks aimed at helping people explore the best that Dorset has to offer.

All the walks start at bus stops along the Jurassic Coaster bus route in West Dorset and have been researched by a team of local volunteers.

The walks can be...

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The Keep Military Museum, Dorchester, is delighted to announce the opening of a new gallery portraying the military history of Dorchester and the County of Dorset through history. Concentrating on the human dimension, the gallery will tell a number of personal stories of Dorset soldiers and their families.

Among these are the experience and sacrifice of...

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Few aspects of the First World War arouse as much controversy and emotion as the execution by the British Army of 346 of its own soldiers. Of these 346 men, 266 were shot for desertion, 18 for cowardice and the rest for a variety of crimes, including mutiny and murder. The 266 accused of desertion...

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