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DorchLive 2021 – A Summer of Great Music

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 »


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 »


Dorchester at Christmas 2020 Community Film

Monday, December 14th, 2020

The new community film Dorchester at Christmas 2020 is released on 17th December 2020. We think it makes an ideal gift this year! The film features carols galore, favourite poems, children singing and all the sights and sounds of Dorchester. An uplifting festive film to enjoy at the most wonderful time of year. Free for… Read more »


Christmas in Dorchester 2020

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

It has been the most unusual of years, but Christmas is still going ahead in Dorchester in 2020. We may not have been able to enjoy the Cracker night this year, but the decorations are up around the town and there are other festive activities to enjoy. Please remember to shop local and support our… Read more »


Dorchester Park4FREE Parking Returns

Friday, November 27th, 2020

The Dorchester BID in association with Dorchester Town Council and in partnership with Dorset Council, are delighted to announce the return of Dorchester free parking (Park4Free) Saturdays in December 2020. The #Park4FREE Saturdays are available in addition to the normal FREE parking on all Sundays in Dorchester. All Saturdays in December leading up to Christmas… Read more »


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