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Dorchester Supersleuth Competition 2019

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Dorchester Supersleuth picture clue competition gets underway on Friday 12th July 2019. The theme this year is Adventures in Space & Pioneers of Flight, which coincides nicely with the 50th anniversary of the first landing on the moon. Start your supersleuth mission now! Dorchester Supersleuth The increasingly popular Dorchester Supersleuth is a picture clue competition… Read more »

Moonbury Rings Festival Is Coming To Dorchester

Friday, July 5th, 2019

Dorchester Arts have teamed up Dorchester Town Council to stage the Moonbury Rings Festival – a weekend of lunar-themed activities lifting off on 19th – 21st July 2019. The event is a celebration of one of the finest achievements known to man, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the first Moon Landing. Moonbury Rings Festival… Read more »

Dorchester events in 2019 at Borough Gardens and Maumbury Rings

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Events Calendar – Outdoor Events in Dorchester 2019 The summer months are now upon us and the list of the free outdoor events taking place in Dorchester has recently been announced. Here’s our guide to Dorchester events in 2019 at the beautiful Borough Gardens and the historic roman amphitheatre of Maumbury Rings. Borough Gardens July Sunday… Read more »

The Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair is a HUGE Success

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Dorchester’s first Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair to celebrate the birthday of the famous literary great was a huge success. Scores of people flocked to the historic town centre yesterday to witness craft demonstrations, bell ringing, Dorset horn sheep, a steam traction engine, an inflatable museum and much more. The event began with a children’s costume… Read more »

The Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair Costume Competition

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

The first Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair is coming to Dorchester this weekend, and visitors & business owners alike are all encouraged to dress in Victorian Costume for the occasion. There’s less than a week to go until The Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair comes to Dorchester on Sunday 2nd June. Have you thought about what your… Read more »

Dippy And The Dorset County Museum Win Award

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Dippy the Diplodocus and the team at The Dorset County Museum have won a prestigious award. Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure was awarded ‘Partnership of the Year’ at the Museums and Heritage Awards. The award was given in recognition of the partnership with The Natural History Museum in a tour that began with Dippy’s… Read more »

Dorset Knob Throwing Festival 2019

Sunday, April 28th, 2019

The world-famous Dorset Knob Throwing and Food Festival returns for 2019. Moores, creators of the famous Dorset Knob biscuit, are holding the Festival at Kingston Maurward College on Sunday 5th May between 10am – 4pm. Weldmar Hospicecare is the official charity partner for the event with moneys raised going towards this worthy local cause. The… Read more »

Easter at Brewery Square

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Easter Egg Hunt The 4 day Brewery Square Easter Egg Hunt is back for another year! Families are invited to Brewery Square to hunt for the Easter Egg images around the square, in return for a free prize! The Easter Egg Hunt is being held from Good Friday until Easter Monday (19-22 April) from 10am… Read more »

Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

A Victorian Fair is set to come to Dorchester to celebrate the life and works of Thomas Hardy From 9am until 6pm on the 2nd June High East and High West Street will be closed to make way for the Victorian Fair which promises live music, local food and lots of dancing. Prizes will also… Read more »

Dorchester Yoga and Therapy Centre

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Dorchester has a thriving yoga and therapy centre based above Coffee #1 on Trinity Street. The business has been the brain child of Sharon Cox-Button who has built up the centre to offer so much more than just a place to practise yoga. We spent some time with Sharon to ask her a few questions… Read more »