New exhibition showcases 21 years of the work of renowned British sculptor Simon Gudgeon

Internationally renowned Simon Gudgeon is celebrating 21 years as a sculptor with a retrospective exhibition devoted to his work, which is being held in the gallery space at his sculpture park, Sculpture by the Lakes near Dorchester. ‘Coming of Age’ is the first major retrospective devoted to Simon’s sculpture, and offers a unique opportunity to […]

Dorset sculpture park, Sculpture by the Lakes starts virtual tours

June 2020 update: Open from Wednesday 3rd June. You must now pre-book and buy tickets online before visiting. Lots of new sculptures to see and gardens looking wonderful. See you soon! Sculpture by the Lakes is one of the many sculpture parks across the UK that has had to close its ‘garden gates’ until further […]

Photos of Camp Bestival 2019

In pictures – Camp Bestival 2019

Photos of Larmer Tree Festival 2019

Photos from the 29th Larmer Tree Festival

Lama Rabsang in front of Search for Enlightenment

Wellbeing by the Lakes

Wellbeing by the Lakes is a three day festival exploring what it means to be mindful and live well in this fast-paced modern world.

New Dorset Council

On 1 April, Dorset Council will replace the existing district and borough councils

Bellarmine Jug detail. Photo by Mark North

Museums tell stories of region’s wicked past

Four museums are swapping objects to tell stories of the region’s wicked past – from grim and gruesome to strange and shocking!

Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

Geological Society Award

The Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre are this year’s recipients of The Geological Society R.H. Worth Award for achievements in outreach, public engagement and education.


Let’s Work in Weymouth

East Boro Housing Trust is celebrating the award of a grant of almost £10,000 from the National Lottery Awards for All Fund for the ‘Let’s Work’ project. Research shows that two thirds of adults with learning disabilities want paid work but have been unable to get a job. Launching in April 2019, ‘Let’s Work’ will […]

Toll increases refused for Sandbanks to Studland Ferry

Purbeck District Council has welcomed news that the Secretary of State for Transport has refused an application for toll increases for the Sandbanks to Studland Ferry. Following objections to the increases by local residents, businesses and councils, the application by the Bournemouth-Swanage Motor Road and Ferry Company was referred to the Secretary of State who […]