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Melbury Gallery Wins National Award!

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Congratulations to Melbury Gallery who have received a national award for ‘Best Gift Retailer of Jewellery and Fashion Accessories 2017′ on 4th May in a fantastic ceremony at Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, London organised by Progressive Gifts Magazine. It was such an enjoyable day! ‘We honestly didn’t expect to win’ said owner Thelma… Read more »

Dorchester Marathon 2017

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Dorchester Marathon runners to pound streets for the first time. Hot on the heels of the London Marathon comes a brand new running event for Dorset. For the first time the county town of Dorchester will be hosting a marathon and half marathon on Sunday 28th May 2017. Local businesses and organisations including Dorchester BID… Read more »

Great Dinosaur Egg Hunt this Easter

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Oh No! Someone has mixed up all the eggs in the Dinosaur Museum! This Easter help match the dinosaur eggs to their parents and get a great dino prize. The Great Dinosaur Egg Hunt is happening every day of the Easter holidays right through until May Bank Holiday Monday 1st May. It’s great fun for… Read more »

Paralympics Champion Paul Blake to Switch on Dorchester Christmas Lights

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

It has been announced that Paralympic gold medalist Paul Blake has been confirmed to do the big Christmas light switch on at Dorchester’s 2016 Christmas Cracker evening. The athlete, who lives locally to Dorchester shot to fame by winning gold at the Rio Paralympics earlier this year in the T36 400m and followed this up with silver in… Read more »

Dorchester Carnival 2016 Photos and Videos

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Pictures & Videos from the Dorchester Carnival 2016 A great day was had by all at the Dorchester Carnival 2016. The weather stayed dry and warm on Saturday 18th June for the main procession through the County Town. We have gathered our favourite images and videos from the day.  

Dorchester Carnival 2016 Photo Competition

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Flash Competition! Dorchester Carnival 2016 Photo Competition. We’re giving away two £25 vouchers to the best photos taken at this year’s Dorchester Carnival this Saturday 18th June.   Just upload your images to Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #DorchCarnival2016 and we’ll select the best two to each win a £25 gift voucher. Winners can select their vouchers… Read more »

WWII Vehicles Return To Dorchester Carnival 2016

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Dorchester Carnival 2016 will see the welcome return of the a fleet of Second World War vehicles. The display convoy is being heralded as the largest collection of tanks and armoured vehicles in Dorset since the war ended in 1945. The convoy will take part in the main carnival procession which begins on Saturday 18th June at 5:00pm…. Read more »

15 Free Events At Dorchester Borough Gardens in 2016

Monday, May 16th, 2016

This summer sees the return of a host of free events being held in the idyllic Dorchester Borough Gardens which are set to run right through to October. 15 events in total are scheduled to take place in the beautiful gardens which attracts thousands of families each year. The festivities start in June with the Gypsy, Roma,… Read more »

Dorchester Literary Festival 2016

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Dorchester Literary Festival – Looking Forward and Back Last year was the first ever Dorchester Literary Festival and it proved to be a great success with well attended events and enthusiastic audiences. Among the highlights were talks by Kate Adie, Dom Joly, Tracy Chevalier, Richard and Judy and Julian Fellowes. After the event everyone was… Read more »

Cerne Abbas Giant Cover Up in Westminster

Friday, February 5th, 2016

A local brewery has had their logo censored in a Houses of Parliament bar because of the shock that might cause. Cerne Abbas Brewery Ale is currently on sale in the Palace of Westminster’s Strangers’ Bar but the pump clip, featuring our happy local chalk giant has been covered with a fig leaf because of the offence… Read more »