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Monmouth at Lyme Regis

PREPARATIONS for the 2017 community play at Lyme Regis continue with a screening of Comrades on Thursday 23rd March. The 1986 film, directed by Bill Douglas (his last film), depicts the story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs who created an early form of trade union and were arrested as a result in 1834. The film features…

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Ralegh’s last journey – told by Paul Hyland

THE Dorset poet and historian Paul Hyland will give a talk based on his book, Ralegh’s Last Journey, for Blandford Museum’s annual Solly lecture for Blandford Museum at 7.30pm on 30th March, at the Parish Centre. Ralegh’s Last Journey: A Tale of Madness, Vanity and Treachery is the story of the last 20 weeks of…

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From Sex in the City to A Quiet Passion

SEX in the City star Cynthia Nixon dons corsets and buttoned-up Victorian modesty rather than the latest New York fashions for her starring role in A Quiet Passion, a new film about the American poet Emily Dickinson which gets a pre-release screening at Bridport’s Electric Palace on Saturday 25th March at 7pm. The film, which…

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Starkey on Henry VIII at Salisbury

HISTORIAN and professional controversialist David Starkey comes to Salisbury Arts Centre on Saturday 18th March to talk about one of his specialist subjects – King Henry VIII. Henry VIII is the only king whose shape you remember. He bestrides English history like a colossus and the decisions he took still reverberate today. The Reformation can…

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Taking tea with Beaton

AUTHOR and international designer Andrew Ginger, who lives near Shaftesbury, will be talking about his book, Cecil Beaton At Home, at Beaton’s Tearooms in Blandford, on Sunday 26th March at 4.30pm. Andrew has had events for the book in London, New York and Chicago and the original Beatons Tearooms at Tisbury Beatons Tearooms and is…

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Dame Jenni Murray at Street

ONE of the country’s favourite and most experienced broadcasters, Dame Jenni Murray, is coming to Strode Theatre, Street, on Friday 17th March to talk about her book, A History of Britain in 21 Women. Jenni started her career on BBC South in Southampton. For more than 25 years she has been the principal presenter of…

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