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DorchLive 2021 – A Summer of Great Music in Dorchester’s High Street

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

DorchLive 2021 made a welcome return this summer to offer live music in Dorchester town centre. For six weeks weeks outside The Last Post on the corner of South Street/New Street, the sound of great music played. Giving both locals and visitors some much-needed good cheer and atmosphere to accompany the Saturday shop. A range of… Read more »

Heritage Open Day 2021 – A Taste of Dorchester

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

Heritage Open Day is coming back to Dorchester for a week of activities, tours and open days. The events will take place across Dorchester and Poundbury with a theme of ‘Edible England’. The celebration of history and culture and future of our culinary heritage. Titled ‘A Taste of Dorchester’or HOD2021 for short, the events will… Read more »

Dorchester Supersleuth Competition 2021

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

Dorchester Supersleuth 2021 picture clue competition is underway. The theme this year is Flags of the World 2021 Olympic Edition, which coincides with the Tokyo Olympic Games. Start your supersleuth mission now! Dorchester Supersleuth 2021 – how it works Dorchester Supersleuth is a picture clue competition with participating shops and businesses getting involved. All around… Read more »

12 Summer Events in Dorchester 2021

Friday, July 16th, 2021

Summer in Dorchester is always a great time to enjoy a variety of pop-up festivals, outdoor shows and events. The pandemic has made things challenging for event organisers, but there are still some fun activities taking place this year. With the sun coming out and restrictions being lifted it will be a great time to reconnect… Read more »

The long-awaited opening of Dorset Museum is here!

Monday, June 7th, 2021

The eagerly anticipated opening of Dorset Museum is here at last! Following an extensive redevelopment project, the stunning county town attraction has recently opened its doors to the public. The already fabulous selection of museums in Dorchester just got even better! Renamed and rebranded, Dorset Museum opened last month after a 3 year transformation. Must-see… Read more »

Dorchester gets a ground-breaking new App!

Monday, May 24th, 2021

Dorchester now has a great new resource for locals and visitors. The Dorchester Business Improvement (DBID) in partnership with Dorchester Town Council and Poundbury-based Key Digital have today launched Discover Dorchester App – an exciting, feature-rich smartphone App which should prove to be a real hit with both visitors to Dorchester and the local community. Phil… Read more »

Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair 2021

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

The Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair 2021 is taking place once again on Sunday 6th June 2021! This year’s celebration of Dorchester’s most famous literary son will be mainly an online experience. Fascinating video presentations will reveal Thomas Hardy’s Casterbridge and Dorchester Through Time. Dorchester’s heritage organisations will showcase what life was like in Victorian/Edwardian Dorchester…. Read more »

Park4FREE Voucher Scheme Relaunches in Dorchester

Friday, April 16th, 2021

To help combat the negative impact on the high streets of online shopping over this last year of the pandemic, Dorchester has come up with an innovative way to encourage the local community back to the town centre by making it possible to park for FREE. All they have to do is spend money in… Read more »

3 New Businesses Open in Dorchester

Friday, April 9th, 2021

Three exciting new businesses have recently opened up in Dorchester. Each one provides fresh new options for places to eat and takeaways in the town centre. We’d like to wish a very warm Dorchester welcome to all of the new businesses! Vibes Café Vibes is located on Weymouth Avenue (next-door to Stems Florist) at Brewery… Read more »

Dorchester Window Wanderland Creates A Magical Outdoor Gallery

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

The Dorchester community got behind the Window Wanderland project with an incredible 192 households and businesses taking part. The colourful displays created an uplifting and magical outdoor gallery across Dorset’s county town from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st February. Families and friends in Dorchester decorated windows around a main theme of ‘A Brighter Future’ with… Read more »