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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 […]



Rallye Sunseeker 2012

The 27th Rallye Sunseeker event ( first round of the MSA British Rally Championships), was held in the Wareham Forest. The event started with a civic parade from Poole Quay on Friday and spectators packed the seaside harbour to see the drivers, get closer to the cars and get a few autographs. The racing kicked off from Gore […]



Swanage Blues Festival

Swanage Blues Festival takes place next weekend (2nd – 4th March). With free admission to around 60 gigs across 20 indoor venues it’s a must for any Blues lover. The festival is known as The Big Blues Parties and they happen every March and October. As well as blues musicians there is a daily open mic, […]



Wimborne Pancake Race

The annual Wimborne Pancake Race took place on Shrove Tuesday. It was the 14th time the event has happened following an absence of 16 years. The race started at the North Porch of Wimborne Minster as the Pancake Bell tolled. Competitors dashed off with their frying pans and ready-cooked pancakes to compete for The Old Bakehouse Café Perpetual […]