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Recipe for artistic Christmas in Beaminster

Beaminster patisserie Le Vieux Four is hosting a Christmas art exhibition by local artist Mike Jackson from 7 December. This coincides with the launch of a recipe book by Le Vieux Four owner and chef Lynette Fisher. Mike Jackson will be exhibiting paintings inspired by Dorset scenes and landscapes. Last year Mike won the Stella […]



Great Dorset Steam Fair Rollers Crush World Record

On 31st August 2013 the world record for the greatest number of steam rollers in a formation over a set course was broken at the Great Dorset Steam Fair showground, exactly 10 years later than the previous record! 102 steam rollers took part in the world record attempt as part of the GDSF 2013 Roller […]



World-renowned light sense-ation comes to Bournemouth

Enchanting audiences around the world from the Guggenheim in Spain to the Sydney Opera House in Australia, the awe-inspiring Amococo Luminarium, will be a sensational centrepiece on Bournemouth’s seafront from 5th – 8th September. Making its second only UK appearances this year, this exciting world-renowned visual art installation offers a fun and captivating sensory experience […]



Shaking new festival for Dorset

A new Dorset vintage festival springs into life in June 2013 at Southbourne on Sea. The four day ‘Shake & Stir’ extravaganza should have something to appeal to all the family, and all ages, not just vintage fans. Festival organiser, Heather Martyn said, “There is an undeniable interest and passion for all things vintage, it’s […]



26 & 7 Bones live event, West Bay

A Dorset button maker, a blacksmith and a herbalist as well as a sculptor and a coastguard have been collaborating with two artists as part of an unusual project – 26 & 7 Bones – that’s been gathering pace in West Dorset over the past six months as part of the Jurassic Coast Earth Festival. […]



Lyme Regis Fossil Festival 2012

The 2012 Lyme Regis Fossil Festival turned out to be the biggest one yet. With top palaeontologists and earth scientists from around the globe, the festival was THE place to be for fans of the Jurassic era. Making a special appearance this year was Horace the 32ft long Jurassic Sea Lizard and pliosaur cinema. The […]



Dorset Knob Throwing Festival 2012

Records were smashed as the 5th Dorset Knob Throwing Festival got under way in Cattistock on Sunday. Competitors were tasked with throwing the small Dorset biscuits as far as possible. Max Nuttall from Weymouth, set a new record in the under 12’s category with a distance of 22.55 metres, beating the 2009 record. In the […]



Queen visits Sherborne

The people of Dorset came out in less than perfect weather to give a big welcome to Her Majesty The Queen and her husband The Duke of Edinburgh. The visit formed part of her Diamond Jubilee tour of the South West. The Queen arrived by Royal Train at Sherborne station wearing a colourful pink coat […]



‘Discovering Earth’, the 7th Lyme Regis Fossil Festival

The 7th Lyme Regis Fossil Festival will take place from  4th–6th May. The theme for this year is  ‘Discovering Earth’. Many of the events are free and it’s a great opportunity to learn more about fossils and the history of Earth. Scientists from the Natural History Museum will be in the Grand Marquee with some […]



Paloma Faith headlines Larmer Tree Festival

Larmer Tree Festival has announced that kooky British singer-songwriter and actress, Paloma Faith will headline Thursday night. With her extraordinary theatrical flair, Paloma looks set to brighten the festival with her show stopping performance. Paloma made her international breakthrough in 2009. The former burlesque dancer and Best British Female Brit Award nominee will be belting […]