The Travel Section

All at sea at Tollard Talks

JENNIFER Coombs, a former High Sheriff of Dorset, comes to Tollard Talks in the barn at Tollard House, Tollard Royal, on Thursday 18th October, to give a talk called From High Sheriff to High Seas. At the beginning of this year Jennifer made a six-week, 6,500km sailing trip across the wild, windswept South Atlantic to…

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The fight for Europe’s last wild rivers

LEADING figures involved in national and international river and water campaigns will be at the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, on Thursday 11th October for a panel discussion after the screening of an important documentary film. Blue Heart: The Fight for Europe’s Last Wild Rivers aims to raise public awareness about the negative impact of the…

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Adventures in the deep blue

THE Banff Mountain Ocean Film Festival starts the local dates of its autumn tour on 5th September at Exeter Corn Exchange, with a new selection of films featuring seafaring adventurers rowing treacherous oceans, intrepid surfers riding the world’s biggest waves, and glimpses of the planet’s spectacular hidden depths. The Ocean Film Festival World Tour began…

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A cheese odyssey to Somerset

SOME of the country’s finest cheese makers, including Montgomery and Westcombe, will be featured on a special five-day tour, Cheese Journeys, introducing cheese lovers to the unique culinary culture of Somerset. The Cheese Journeys visit in April 2019 will include cheesemarkers and affineurs, and begins at London’s historic Borough Market, including a visit to Neal’s…

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Crossing the Sahara – at the Regent

THE Regent Centre in Christchurch is showing the British Backpacker Society’s documentary, Across The Safari, filmed by and starring three former Highcliffe School pupils on Monday 13th August at 7.30pm. The feature-length documentary film covers the team’s overland expedition through the world’s largest sand-desert in March 2017. The journey takes the team to Morocco, the Western…

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A bouquet for Normandy’s ‘Flowery Coast’

THE beaches of Normandy may resonate around the world with the history of the D-Day landings but before and since those momentous days of 1944, its sands have been associated with happier events. Just along the coast from the likes of Omaha and Sword, the little town of Trouville – correctly Trouville-sur-Mer – and its…

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Where and what to eat in Singapore

Philippa Davis doesn’t just cook for clients – she also eats, adventurously and enthusiastically. She has recently returned from a working visit to Singapore and South East Asia – here are some of her recommended culinary do’s and don’ts… UNDOUBTEDLY it is as important to know what to eat as where to eat, especially if…

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Blue Planet II comes to Lyme Regis

EVERYTHING about David Attenborough’s recent Blue Planet II series was compelling and memorable – but much of the appeal came from the soundscape, and you can discover more about this when the academic advisor for the series, Professor Steve Simpson, comes to the Marine Theatre at Lyme Regis on Thursday 3rd May. Intrepid Explorers, an…

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