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Blandford Georgian Fayre 2016

More than 30,000 people are expected to descend on the Georgian town of Blandford Forum as the Blandford Georgian Fayre starts on Bank Holiday Monday 2 May 2016, between 10 am – 6pm. The Blandford Georgian Fayre is the largest Georgian event in the south and a highlight on the 2016 calendar – certainly a date […]



Jamie Cullum to headline Larmer Tree Festival 2016

Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum will be headlining the opening night of Larmer Tree Festival 2016 on Wednesday 13th July. With best known hits such as Wheels, These are the Days / Frontin’ and Get Your Way, the audience can expect a high energy set from Cullum performing live in the unique gardens setting for […]



Rare breeds abound at Dorset County Show 2015

Some of the UK’s rarest breeds, from Bagot Goats to Devon & Cornwall Longwool Sheep and Belted Galloway Cattle will be on show to visitors to the 2015 Dorset County Show on the 5 and 6 September. Working hand in hand with the Rare Breed Survival Trust (RBST), an organisation dedicated to securing the future […]



Death Defying Displays At The Great Dorset Steam Fair

Organisers of the Great Dorset Steam Fair have announced one of the most prolific stunt riders in the world as part of the entertainment on offer at the event, which runs from 2 – 6 September. Matt Coulter aka “The Kangaroo Kid” from Brisbane, Australia, has entertained millions of fans across the globe with his […]



Planning Permission Granted For Internal Roads At Great Dorset Steam Fair

The Great Dorset Steam Fair has spent the winter planning improvements to the layout and infrastructure at the Tarrant Hinton Showground. Following wet weather problems during the 2014 event, it was agreed at de-brief meetings that hard roads into and on the showground would significantly improve traffic management, site operations, logistics and, most importantly, public […]



Final Larmer Tree 2015 comedy and music acts announced

Larmer Tree Festival have a hilarious comedy line-up joining Bill Bailey for their 25th anniversary festival in July. Headlining the late-night comedy club on the ARC stage this year are internationally acclaimed comedians Ed Byrne, Russell Kane, Sara Pascoe and Seann Walsh, ably supported by the eclectic talents of Kerry Godliman, James Acaster, David Trent, […]



Bart’s Bash

The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is planning a Guinness World Record attempt for ‘The Largest Sailing Event in the World Ever’. The event is called ‘Bart’s Bash’ in honour of sailor Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson who lived in Sherborne, Dorset and it will take place on Sunday 21st September. Simpson won gold at the 2008 Summer […]



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 […]