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Remembering the Sixties with Brigid Keenan

BRIGID Keenan was only 21 in 1961 when she became the fashion editor of the Sunday Times – she recalls the decade that changed the way we look when she gives an entertaining illustrated talk at Bruton’s At The Chapel on Thursday 1st March. The Sixties And Me, part of At The Chapel’s Meantime series,…

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Uncovering the links between Iberia and Britain

DORSET County Museum’s fascinating series of talks, Archaeology Unearthed, continues on Friday 2nd March at 7pm with Verging on the Atlantic: Bronze Age connectivity between Iberia and the British Isles. Dr Catriona Gibson, post-doctoral researcher at the University of Reading, will talk about the Beaker and Early Bronze Age periods (2650-1700 BC), when Atlantic Europe…

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Being Dylan Thomas

RHODRI Miles comes to Dorchester Arts at the Corn Exchange on Thursday 1st March and Shillingstone’s Portman Hall on 11th March, giving a solo performance in Dylan Thomas: Clown In The Moon, a portrait of the great Welsh poet, drawing on his writings and broadcasts. Clown In The Moon, taking its title from a poem…

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Are you paying attention?

ATTENTION is our most valuable resource. It’s the greatest gift we give to our children, the cornerstone of democratic government, and the basis for our own happiness. If you find these statements surprising, discover more when neuroscientist Dr Ash Ranpura gives the next in the series of Meantime talks at Bruton’s At The Chapel, on…

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New venue for Wells LitFest

THIS year’s 26th Wells Festival of Literature, from 19th to 27th October,will have a new venue, the impressive Cedars Hall, the state-of-the-art performance space at Wells Cathedral School. For many years, the festival has been based in the historic surroundings of the Bishop’s Palace. Planning for the 2018 Festival is still in its early stages,…

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New bookshop at Avebury

THE National Trust has opened a bookshop on the High Street in Avebury. Cobblestones Second-Hand Books is named for the beautifully cobbled floor of the old stables in which it is housed. Books have been sold, in a limited way, at the National Trust site at Avebury for a number of years.  The volunteers who…

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In search of dinosaurs in Morocco

THE Kem Kem beds, a geological formation in the Moroccan desert, where fossil remains have been discovered, will be the subject of the next talk in the Geology Revealed series at Dorset Counrty Museum at Dorchester, on Wednesday 14th February, at 7pm. Professor David Martill will talk about the discoveries in his talk, In Search…

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