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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 […]



The 2012 Purbeck Art Weeks Festival

The 2012 Purbeck Art Weeks Festival runs from the 26 May to the 10 June, celebrating visual art, music, dance, film and story-telling. Since 2002 the annual PAW Festival has developed a substantial following. The 2012 Festival embraces such international names as: Author and TV/radio presenter, Melvyn Bragg, who gives a stirring talk about the […]



Olympic Torchbearers in Dorset

Today the Olympic torchbearers were announced and many inspirational people in Dorset will get to carry the flame through the county. The Dorset torchbearers (and their home towns) are: Shaftesbury 12th July Alan Surtees MBE, 59 (Woodgreen) Dan Davies, 20 (Christchurch) Darren Rowe, 23 (Sherborne) Hannah Meecham, 31 (Bournemouth) Kerry Barker, 17 (Winchester) Nicola Webb, […]



Maritime Mix – London 2012 Cultural Olympiad by the Sea

Animating Weymouth, Portland and the Jurassic Coast, the Maritime Mix – London 2012 Cultural Olympiad by the Sea will deliver the complete Olympic experience with over 80 inspirational events from 9th March to 9th September. The unique creative celebration will include World class outdoor theatre, circus, visual arts, earth science and art, sound installations, open-air […]