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Lighthouse date for Pip Hare

PIP Hare, only the ninth woman in history to complete the Vendée Globe round the world race, is coming to Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre to give a talk on Tuesday 6th July. Pip has announced that she has renewed her partnership with Medallia and bought a foiling IMOCA yacht for her 2024 Vendée Globe campaign….

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Friends in Florida – warm hearts and no Trumps!

DONALD Trump is not someone with whom you would associate any kind of literary or cultural interests, so who would have dreamed that the former reality star turned president would have played a part in introducing two new Friends to the Wells Festival of Literature? Last year, Richard Gibson and Reinhart Unger from Florida realised…

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A taste of life afloat

IN these long months of lockdown with foreign travel still a dream, those of us who love to explore, whether it’s rural France, the American West or the Amazon jungle, have had to make do with films, newspaper articles and travel books. Di Murrell has lived and worked on waterways in this country for most…

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Chalke Valley History Festival returns

THE Daily Mail Chalke Valley History Festival, the UK’s largest celebration of history, will be back this year, from 23rd to 27th June, returning after the pandemic caused the cancellation of all major festivals and events in 2020. The festival, at its spectacular setting on farmland at Church Bottom, Broad Chalke, will run from the…

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Luxury retreats with lion views

SIX cottages on the Longleat estate, some dating back to the 18th century, are being converted into rural escapes, with the first three due to be available for bookings from April. The project to transform a collection of cottages on the Longleat Estate into luxury retreats has revealed their fascinating history. As part of the…

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New Dorset film on screen again

WIMBORNE-based Millstream Theatre and the Museum of East Dorset are putting on a second screening of the new short film,The Woodcutter and the Swan, created on Zoom during 2020, on 25th March 2021 at 7.30pm. The Woodcutter and the Swan, based on a magical folk tale, was originally a devised theatre piece. Due to Covid-19,…

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Poole play commission for our Covid times

A NEW play, commissioned by Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre, which will be performed in the open air in June, will explore the lives, hopes and dreams of young people in Poole. Writer Andrew Muir’s play will provide a snapshot of the struggles they have faced living with the extraordinary pressures of the coronavirus pandemic. Commissioned…

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Exciting line-up for Bath Festivals

RENAISSANCE music in the Roman baths, Mel Giedroyc talking about her new book, the super-musical Kanneh-Mason family and a guided walk around the Bridgerton locations – this year’s Bath Festivals promises delights and treats for all tastes. The festival, including music from medieval to contemporary, world, rock and more, and literature, comedy and poetry, will…

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