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Dining out at Dorchester’s Restaurants

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Everyone likes to dine out from time to time, and here in Dorchester we are spoilt for choice when it comes to fabulous restaurants serving up delicious food from across the globe. Here are some of the best eateries in the town for you to try when you next get the urge to eat out…… Read more »

Historic Murals in Durngate Street

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Many of you have already seen them and shared some positive thoughts with us, so we wanted to talk this week about the new wall murals in Durngate Street. The large black and white photographs have brought some interest and character to a previously drab part of Dorchester town centre, and we’re delighted that this… Read more »

New Bike Racks

Friday, August 19th, 2011

We all know we ought to be doing more in the way of exercise and keeping fit, and should be trying to avoid using our cars when we have the option to walk or cycle. We’ve now helped to make that a bit easier in Dorchester with the shiny new bike racks in South Street…. Read more »

Dorchester’s Anonymous Festival Returns!

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Anonymous Festival is a highlight of Dorchester’s summer calendar that gets bigger and better every year! First held in 2009, the festival is an annual summer event organised by locals featuring music, dance, sports and a whole range of hands-on activities designed to appeal to both young and old. The festival will be held on… Read more »

Summer in Dorchester

Friday, August 5th, 2011

With the school holidays in full swing and the glorious summer weather finally making an appearance, you’re probably wracking your brains for enough different fun and outdoorsy things to do to keep the young’uns entertained for the next 7 weeks. To give you a hand, over the next few weeks on the DBID blog we’ll… Read more »

The History of Roman Dorchester

Friday, July 29th, 2011

“Really, what have the Romans ever done for us?” asks one of the characters in a famous scene from Monty Python’s The Life of Brian. It only takes a short walk around Dorchester to realise the answer is really quite a lot, actually! It’s been almost 2000 years since the Romans first came to Dorchester,… Read more »

Take a Walk through Dorchester’s History

Monday, July 18th, 2011

This summer there is a unique opportunity to explore Dorchester’s long and colourful history and heritage. The Dorchester BID, together with the Chamber of Commerce, are funding a series of free history walks around the town, of between 30 and 40 minutes in duration. The walks are being led by Alistair Chisholm, Dorchester’s award-winning town… Read more »

The One World Festival Returns!

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

We had a great day out at the One World Festival in Dorchester on Sunday – great to see everyone getting involved and having fun in the glorious sunshine! It’s a fantastic festival for bringing the community together, and we are proud to have had the chance to support it this year. Some of the… Read more »

The Death of Sherlock Holmes at Maumbury Rings

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

It’s hard to avoid the allure of a good mystery, and there’s a great opportunity to see some classic Victorian-era sleuthing in Dorchester this month, with the Miracle Theatre Company’s performance of The Death of Sherlock Holmes. The setting is Maumbury Rings, the time 7.30pm on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th July. The story is… Read more »

Dorchester One World Festival

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Dorchester’s big summer of events kicked off this month with the carnival, and now we’re all turning our attention to our next major Dorchester event – the third annual One World Festival, taking place on Sunday July 10th from 11am until 4pm on the Kings Road playing field. The One World Festival is a celebration… Read more »

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