Dorchester Festival 2014

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

What is it that makes Dorchester such a special and unique town? There are a hundred different answers to that question, and one of them is that every 2 years, Dorchester has its own arts festival – an extravaganza of theatre, comedy, music, dance and interactive workshops taking place over 4 days in venues all… Read more »

Interview With ‘Great Western’ Graffiti Artist Peter Sheridan

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Peter Sheridan is a professional artist based in Dorchester. He was behind the new graffiti art on the railway bridge on Damers Road, which provoked a really interesting debate on our Facebook page last week. We met up with Peter last week to talk about his background as an artist and his thoughts on the… Read more »

Museums at Night Returns!

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

One of our favourite Dorchester traditions is just around the corner once again – Museums at Night, the annual event in which all the town’s museums, plus two other heritage attractions, join together to offer late opening for one fantastic value ticket price. It’s all taking place on the evening of Saturday 17th May, from… Read more »

Dorchester Shops and Businesses on Twitter

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Dorchester town centre businesses have taken to Twitter in quite a big way, and many enterprising business owners have eagerly jumped on it as a way to reach their customers instantly with news and special offers, and improve their all-round customer service. Here are some of our favourite Dorch tweeters that we highly recommend you… Read more »

Interview with Mat Follas

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Mat Follas was the winner of BBC’s Masterchef in 2009, and won rave reviews for his restaurant The Wild Garlic, based in Beaminster. His new restaurant venture at The Casterbridge Hotel opens on Friday night, and he kindly took time out from his preparations this week to talk to us about his plans and his… Read more »

Bringing Back the Memories of Fordington

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

You may remember a couple of months back on the blog we interviewed David Forrester, author of local history book Fordington Remembered: Growing up in and around Dorchester. Published by Roving Press, the book is part memoir, part local history covering the 1940s and 1950s. Since the launch at Christmas, over 500 copies of his… Read more »

Live Music in Dorchester in February

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

It’s been a cold and wet few weeks here, but that doesn’t mean that there’s not still a lot of fun and entertainment to be had in Dorchester at this time of year. If you’re a fan of live music and poetry, there are a whole host of performances for you to choose from over… Read more »

Free Entry at Dorset County Museum This Week

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

When was the last time you visited Dorset County Museum? If you haven’t been for a while, or if you’ve actually never been at all, then the next few days could be the perfect opportunity for you to explore the museum and learn about our county’s incredible history, geology and art. What to See The… Read more »

DBID’s Plans for 2014 and Beyond

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Happy 2014 everyone! For our first blog of the year, we’d like to look ahead to the projects we will be working on over the year and throughout the rest of the Dorchester BID’s term. Here’s a couple of the things we have in store – Pay on Exit Parking You may have already heard… Read more »