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Dorchester Arts Workshop Week

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

It is half-term again for school children of Dorchester and there is plenty of things for your kids to do next week.

Dorchester Arts are running a week long set of workshops from Monday, 26th October 2009 through to Friday, 30th October 2009 covering a variety of subjects. With it being so close to Halloween they will be running a Zombie theme which will certainly get your kids in the “witching mood”.

Dorchester – a Brief History

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Dorchester is a beautiful English market town with a rich and varied past- here’s a brief history of Dorchester as a taster of what you might find when visiting Dorchester.

The chalk hillside on which the county town of Dorchester now stands originally formed part of the complex prehistoric landscape.

Wallis Agency in Open4Business Final

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Wallis Agency of Trinity Street in Dorchester have been celebrating their selection as finalists in this years Open4Business Awards.

The firm was among the companies celebrating at the Business Link sponsored event in the Weymouth College dining hall and theatre on Wednesday night.

Town Centre Parking

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

The debate abour parking in Dorchester is hotting up with lots of businesses and local residents airing their views and making the feelings felt.

The local newspapers like The Echo and Western Gazzete have been running the story for some time now and Robert Gould, Leader of the West Dorset District Council has also been quick to respond on his newly launched blog.

Dorchester SK8 Jam Photos

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

Our very own Keir Francis managed to capture some great photos of skaters at the Dorchester SK8 Jam last weekend.

If you missed it check out the Dorchester SK8 Jam Photos over on our main site.

Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick in Concert

Friday, September 25th, 2009

It will be a busy night at Dorchester’s Corn Exchange this Saturday as the legendary folk duo of Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick take to the stage.

This is a great opportunity to see two of folk music’s finest performers in historic setting of this fine Victorian hall in the heart of the County Town of Dorset.

Dorchester hits back with New Businesses

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Taking a period of just over a year it is very sad to see the list of businesses that have gone from the high street in Dorchester possibly for ever. The list totalled twenty and included a number of well-known high street brands including Woolworths, Adams, Dorothy Perkins and Whittard’s. A number of these businesses have therefore gone from high streets across the whole of the UK, but something rather exciting has since happened in Dorchester.

Business Directory Pioneers Green Shopping

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

www.dorchesterdorset.com offers a rapidly growing directory of businesses, services, shops, attractions and local events. With over 150 entries and a constant stream of new events being added to the what’s on in Dorchester section.

SK8 Jam 19th September 2009

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Saturday 19th September sees another Dorchester SK8 Jam scheduled for the ever popular Little Fairfield Skate Park on Weymouth Avenue in Dorchester.