Photos of Sculpture by the Lakes

Sculpture by the Lakes is set in 26 acres of beautiful countryside, created by Dorset artist Simon Gudgeon and his wife Monique.

A Century of British Art; Bournemouth Arts Club 1920-2020

An exhibition showcasing some of the finest twentieth-century British art from well-known local artists opens at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum this October. Celebrating one hundred years of Bournemouth Arts Club, the exhibition was delayed from its intended schedule last year due to the lockdown closures. Shortly after the ending of the First World […]

Boost for UK’s rarest lizard as over 140 are released back into the wild

A group of the UK’s rarest lizard, the sand lizard, have been released back into the wild in Dorset.

Photos of Poole VE VJ Day Heritage Event

15 August 2021 marked the 75th (+1) anniversary of the end of WW2 and this event, organised by The Society for Poole, told some of the stories of the town. Poole played a key part during the war, providing a flotilla of boats to Dunkirk and the port was the third largest embarkation point for […]

Photos of Camp Bestival 2021

Camp Bestival 2021, Lulworth

Poole Museum to host display of hidden heritage of Gypsies and Travellers

This summer Poole Museum will display stories from Kushti Bok (which means “Good Luck” in Romany). The group supports people from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller backgrounds.

Poole High Street set to benefit from £80,000 cultural programme grant

Coming soon: bringing arts and culture to our high street Poole is set to benefit from an £80,000 grant from Historic England as part of the Poole High Streets Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ). The grant will be used to create and deliver community-led cultural activities on the high street over the next three years. BCP […]

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole keeping the Blue Flags flying

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole beaches have been awarded more blue flags than any other UK authority in this year’s awards.

Camp Bestival

Camp Bestival back for 2021

Camp Bestival is back in the grounds of Lulworth Castle for 2021, from Thursday 29 July to Sunday 1 August, with a movie theme.

New sea dragon discovered in Dorset

Dorset fossil hunter Dr Steve Etches MBE has unearthed a new type of prehistoric ‘sea dragon’ on a Dorset beach. He found it buried head-first in limestone.