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In the hidden valley with PaddleBoat

JOIN PaddleBoat Theatre and Artsreach for an interactive adventure in the gorgeous setting of Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Kingcombe Centre in the hidden valley at Toller Porcorum on Thursday 24th August at 3pm. Imagine that you’re far from home,. playing in the woods all on your own, and all is still and calm and clear. But…

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Giant adventures with Folksy Theatre

GEORGE is a very scruffy giant, so when he sees a selection of new giant-sized clothes in a shop, he decides it’s time to smarten himself up. Join Folksy Theatre at the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, on 27th August, at 4pm, to find out more in The Smartest Giant in Town. This charming adaptation of…

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Summer adventures at Stourhead

A NEW interactive activity pack offers families an adventurous way to enjoy the National Trust’s spectacular Stourhead landscaped gardens, with quizzes and trails that includes the house and wider estate. The book includes spotter sheets, to help children and families complete their ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ list. The trail encourages families to…

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Summer school for Hugo musical

YOUNG actors are getting ready for the senior Tri.art Theatre School production at Frome’s Merlin Theatre this summer, where rehearsals are in progress for Les Miserables. The schools edition of Les Mis, set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, is an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless…

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Free family fun at Bridport Museum

BRIDPORT’s refurbished museum is attracting ;more visitors than ever and there is plenty to enjoy during the summer holidays, with free fun for all the family. Since it re-opened in May after its major Heritage Lottery funded redevelopment, more than 5000 visitors have passed through the doors of Bridport Museum- double the number of people…

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Celebrating diversity at One World Festival

THE Dorset One World Festival, in Dorchester’s Borough Gardens, on Saturday 5th August, from 11am to 6pm, celebrates cultural diversity in Dorset through world food, music and storytelling. The festival is the brainchild of local resident Khalique Miah and his friends, the Speak Easy Group, who want to encourage networking and socialising with ethnic minority…

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Opera on the banks of the Parrett

GARSINGTON Opera’s production of Handel’s Semele will be screened on the banks of the River Parrett in Bridgwater on Saturday 29th July, as part of the Quay­side Festival. After the success of last year’s free public screenings of one of Garsington’s 2016 productions, on beaches, river banks and parks in isolated coastal and rural communities,…

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Wanting more at the Regent Centre

PUPILS from Priestlands School in Lym­ington are travelling to the Regent Centre in Christchurch to stage their summer production, Oliver!, on Wednesday and Thursday 19th and 20th July. Lionel Bart’s his show, which will accompanied by a band of student musicians, is the first time that Priestlands has performed at the Regent.  The school has…

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