Miscellany

Liberty London fabric at Kilver Court

KILVER Court Designer Village at Shepton Mallet has an exciting new arrival at the Great House, one of Britain’s most iconic fabric collections, Liberty London Fabrics. Kilver Court is the only destination in the South West where the Liberty Tana Lawn will be available in very usable quantities with a substantial discount. If you have…

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Behind the scenes at the Cathedral

DISCOVER the expertise and working lives of the people who maintain the fabric of Salisbury Cathedral at a new series of guided tours, starting in March. The new guide-led Stonemasonry Works Yard tour starts on Thursday 5th April, offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the skilled craftspeople who conserve and restore this beautiful medieval building. Salisbury…

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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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Secret postcard fundraiser for Wardour School

CELEBRITIES and artists have created artworks for a Secret Postcard Sale at Messums Wiltshire in aid of Wardour Primary School on Saturday 17th February from 10am. Royal favourite landscape and racehorse painter Charles Church, portrait painter Jemma Phipps and local artist Tom Hoar join a host of artists who have contributed to the sale creating…

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Contemporary Craft Festival is top tourism winner

THE Contemporary Craft Festival at Bovey Tracey, the home of the Devon Craft Guild, was the overall winner in the South West Tourism Excellence Awards, announced at the Riviera International Conference Centre in Torquay. More than 450 attended the region’s biggest tourism event, when 123 awards were presented, following judging of a record 647 entries….

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Walk of Life – movement and dance on the Jurassic Coast

MOVEMENT and dance in the uniquely inspiring setting of the Jurassic Coast have for more than 25 years been the basis of Helen Poyner’s Walk of Life workshops which begin the 2018 programme from 2nd to 4th March with The Art of Being In Motion. In this collaboration Helen Poynor and Shelagh O’Neill invite  participants…

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Gardens Group free activities for half term

THE Gardens Group has free February half-term events for youngsters and families at the Yeovil garden centre, Brimsmore Gardens, and at Sherborne’s Castle Gardens. From creepy crawlies and magnificent birds of prey to plate spinning and diablos, there are free activities that include getting up close with mini beasts, mastering circus skills or meeting falcons…

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Celebrating international youth and culture at Bridport

THE Complete Freedom of Truth, an international cultural programme for young people, returns to Bridport from 12th to 17th February, with a programme of music, dance, visual arts and spoken word, at six venues around the town. TCFT is led by Opera Circus, founded by Bridport-based opera singer and international activist Tina Ellen Lee, as…

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Longleat helps rescue project for rare spider

LONGLEAT has joined an international rescue programme to try and save a critically endangered species of wolf spider which lives in one remote area of an uninhabited island. It’s thought that only around 4,000 Desertas wolf spiders survive in the wild within a small valley on Desertas Grande, part of an archipelago off the south…

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