Miscellany

A bird’s eye view of Poole

A BIG Wheel, which will be installed in Poole’s Harbourside Park, opening on Friday 28th April, will give bird’s eye views of Poole as it has never been seen before. The Poole Harbour BIG Wheel will open up new perspectives on the beautiful harbour and the historic town and quay, as the start of Poole…

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Specialist Plant Fair at Knoll Gardens

PLANT lovers can meet some nationally-renowned local growers, see the best of their spring range and get some top growing tips at Wimborne’s Knoll Gardens on Saturday 22nd April. This is a specialist spring plant fair with a difference, featuring a selection of locally grown plants from nationally recognized nurseries. Alongside Knoll’s own extensive display…

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Castle Gardens’ 30th birthday

CASTLE Gardens at Sherborne began its 30th anniversary celebrations with a cake-cutting ceremony, with the Mayor of Sherborne, David Birley, and  customers, local businesses and friends of the garden centre. The Mayor congratulated the Sherborne-based garden centre, which is part of The Gardens Group, on reaching such a milestone, and praised the group’s commitment and…

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Bridport’s guided walks at Easter

BRIDPORT’s popular guided walks return this Easter, as part of the town’s first Season of Heritage. The walks, on 11th, 13th, 18th and 20th April, will include some of Bridport’s key historical sites and learn about the town’s development from its Saxon origins through to the present day. The Tuesday walks will visit East Street,…

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Parkinson’s dance awareness day

PAVILION Dance South West in Bourne­mouth has organised a Parkinson’s Aware­ness Day on Tuesday 18th April from 11am to 5pm, as the next stage in developing its Parkinson’s Dance project. The free event is open to all at the start of Parkinson’s UK’s Parkinson’s Aware­ness Week. Participants can sample a PDSW Parkinson’s Dance class and…

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Chris Packham at the Tivoli

ONE of the country’s leading and most outspoken naturalists, Chris Packham, comes to the Tivoli theatre at Wimborne on Sunday 9th April at 7.30pm. The show, billed as An Audience with Chris Packham, features the Springwatch presenter talking with Stephen Moss. Packham never shies away from controversy. He regularly confronts farming and country sports groups…

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Fashion show for Trinity Centre Trust

THERE will be a fashion show with a difference in aid of Shaftesbury’s Trinity Centre Trust at Trinity Hall in Bimport on Sunday 2nd April at 2.30pm. The show, Crinolines to Crimplene, is staged by Theresa Weller and features fashions from 1840 to 1974. The ticket price includes tea and cake; to book telephone 01747…

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Growing success for Flower Forum

AFTER gap of more than ten years, Longburton Garden Club, in the village south of Sherborne, successfully revived their village Flower and Produce Show in 2016, thanks to the Flower Show Forum. The forum was launched by The Gardens Group in 2016 with the aim of helping traditional flower shows to survive and thrive. Christine…

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South West in running for top tourism awards

THE South West is in a strong position for the fifth year running with 15 of the finalist places in the national Visit England Awards. More than a fifth of the finalists are businesses based in the South West – Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Bath, Bristol, Gloucester and Wiltshire. The regional finalists are the South West…

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