Miscellany

Conservation day at Lytes Cary Manor

VISITORS can join National Trust rangers and experts from other wildlife charities at a conservation day for families at Lytes Cary Manor, near Yeovil, on Tuesday 20th August. The day will include bumblebee safaris and a Mosey in the Margins – a wildlife walk to reveal the importance of field margins as a habitat for…

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August with Dorset Wildlife Trust

WHETHER you are on holiday or just doing days out with the family in August, Dorset Wildlife Trust has an activity or an event for you. For volunteering opportunities, visit www.dorsetwildifetrust.org.uk/volunteering Sunday 25th – Chesil Challenge, 11am; can you complete the Chesil Challenge? A children’s treasure trail inside and outside the Centre looking for clues…

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Disney films at Bristol Hippodrome

FOUR classic Walt Disney films are being shown at Bristol Hippodrome this August. Twice each day on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the month, audiences can enjoy film and tea in the Piano Bar this summer. The new Sum­mer Movies and After­noon Tea series continues with The Lion King on 23rd and 24th August. Scree­n­ings start at…

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Heritage Lottery support for Salisbury Museum

SALISBURY Museum, in the historic King’s House in Salisbury Cathedral Close, has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund for its Future Generations project. This aim of the £4.4 million scheme is to enable the museum to transform its displays and facilities – completing the work started with the lottery funded Wessex Gallery of…

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Medieval Village at Corfe Castle

RE-ENACTORS will present a medieval village at Corfe Castle, bringing history to life for visitors in the peak summer period to Monday 19th August. They will portray characters from the turbulent 12th century, when the castle was on the front line in a bitter civil war. Knights, scribes and siege engineers are among those who…

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Kids go wild with Lost Words

THE start of the school summer holidays finds parents looking for inventive and creative ways to keep their children entertained. They need look no further than the Artsreach summer programme of activities, which runs from 26th July to 30th August. This summer’s programme is inspired by The Lost Words, Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris’s stunning…

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Wild Hares and Hummingbirds

VISITORS to the Museum of Somerset at Taunton can discover more about the county’s animals, plants and birds in a playful exhibition opening on Saturday 20th July and running to 26th October. The exhibition is based on the book Wild Hares and Hummingbirds: The Natural History of an English Village, by the naturalist Stephen Moss,…

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Two cities, one giant trip

THE 50th anniversary of the moon landings is being celebrated in Bath and Bristol this summer.with a series of events, including special activities at Bath’s Herschel Museum of Astronomy, starting on 24th July. The celebrations mark the events of 20th July 1969 when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people to set foot…

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Radical history and music at Tolpuddle

THIS year’s Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival, the annual memorial to the Tolpuddle Martyrs, celebrating radical thought, trade unionism and socialism takes place this year from 19th to 21st July. The weekend will be the familiar mixture of talks, radical films from around the world, folk and protest music, comedy and political speeches, all culminating in the…

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Royal visit for Shire Hall

THE first anniversary of Dorchester’s Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum has been celebrated with a royal visit. The Duke of Gloucester unveiled a plaque to mark the opening of the museum, which includes the courtroom where the Tolpuddle Martyrs were tried and sentenced to seven years transportation to Australia. The Duke toured the museum to…

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