Christmas miscellany

Christmas film fun at Shire Hall

DORCHESTER’s newest museum in the historic Shire Hall – where the Tolpuddle Martyrs were tried – has three special festive films for families during December, beginning with the charming Arthur Christmas on Wednesday, 5th December at 4pm. Everyone knows that, each Christmas, Santa Claus delivers presents to every last child on Earth. What everyone doesn’t…

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Winter craft show at Salisbury Arts Centre

THIS year’s winter craft exhibition at Salisbury Arts Centre is Heart, Head and Hand, running to 5th January, and showcasing work by members of the Hampshire and Berkshire Guild of Craftsmen with guests. This is a selling exhibition, with work reflecting the wide range of disciplines and media in which the guild members work –…

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Christmas collections at Ilminster

THERE are two pre-Christmas exhibitions at Ilminster Arts Centre at the Meeting House – a stunning display of photographs and a collection of outstanding crafts by local makers. Both exhibitions run from 26th November to 21st December. The photographers exhibiting in the Gallery Café are the prizewinners of this year’s Art Centre’s open photographic competition. There…

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Crafting Christmas at Kingston Lacy

WORK has started to create a magical Christmas at Kingston Lacy, the National Trust estate near Wimborne. From 30th November until 1st January, Kingston Lacy house will be transformed with hundreds of handmade decorations inspired by the creativity of four women of the Bankes family. The Trust team at Kingston Lacy has been working with…

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Calendar celebrates Yeovil’s history

THE 2019 Yeovil calendar, compiled by the Community Heritage Access Centre, celebrates the history of the town with some rare and unusual images from the centre’s archives. They range from one of Queen Victoria’s hats and a bottle of celebration beer to a cup-winning Yeovil ladies football team and even a “Game of Thrones” mythical…

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Christmas fair at Hatch Farm

THE next of three Christmas fairs in North Dorset is guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit, with some of the area’s best artists and makers showing their work in some interesting and beautiful settings. The Christmas Fair at The Chapel at Hatch Farm near Tisbury is on Saturday and Sunday 8th and 9th…

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