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Sunday 15 September sees the return of the popular traffic-free Dorchester High Street Heritage Day.

As part of the national Heritage Open Days, High West Street and High East Street will be closed to traffic from 9.30am to allow people ...
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GCSE Success at THS

GCSE Success at THS

Following on from last week's exceptional A level results, the Thomas Hardye reached another milestone with record results in maths and English.

Despite the introduction of new, more demanding examinations 76% of students achieved 5 passes including English and maths.

The ...
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Dorset Teenager receives Diana Award

Dorset Teenager receives Diana Award

Hanna Baxter, 18, has received a national award in recognition of her work with young people in care.

The Diana Awards are presented to young people aged between 9 and 25 years who are selflessly creating and achieving social change, ...
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Multiple crews respond to sports hall fire

Multiple crews respond to sports hall fire

At 17:59 today (Wednesday), Dorset and Wiltshire Fire control took a 999 call to reports of smoke coming from the store room in a sports hall on Cranford Avenue in Weymouth.

Two fire crews from Weymouth, One from Portland and ...
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Pete, Mike and Heather
North, South, East and West
with Peter & Heather Foster
The Organ Show
with Jim Davis featuring the best of electronic organ music and musicians and, when available, news of the special organ concerts at Bournemouth Pavilion.
Big Bands, Dance Bands and Jazz
Jim continues with another popular show which does what it says on the tin!
The Sunday Pub Quiz
With pen and paper at the ready try your hand at our exclusive quiz and see if you can beat Rob. Quizmaster and question setter - Anita Harries.
Sunday Evening Sequence
our celebration of classical music with Heather and Peter Foster
Late Night Love music
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Today is Sun August 25, 2019

which is day 237 in the year
and this is week 34

What's On

Below is a small example of forthcoming local events. The full What's On Guide includes local Arts Centres and many more activities and events further afield.


25th Chamber Philharmonia Cologne St Mary's Church, Dorchester. 7.30pm. One of Germany's finest Ensembles. Programme includes Vivaldi, Mozart, Paganini and Saint-Saens. Adults £16, Seniors £14, Students/children £12. More info here.

26th (Bank holiday) Music at Maumbury Maumbury Rings, Dorchester. FREE. 1.30pm til 10pm. Live music from: – Sandtimer, Shadrack Street Band, The Drystones, The Simmertones, The Sessions and Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion. Bring picnic. Refreshments available and bar. More details in our news item here

27th 'Iguanadon Restaurant' Brewery Square Dorchester. 11:30am & 3:30pm. Outdoor theatre production for families by Emerald Ant. Free entry. Website

30th 'The Secret Garden' Athelhampton House & Gardens. 7:30pm. Outdoor performance by Chapterhouse Theatre Co. Bring picnic & blankets. A£16, C£11, Family (2A & 2C) £46 from Dorchester TIC 08712 200260

31st Dorset Art Market Sale of local artist's works. 10-2pm. The Avenue Stadium Dorchester. Free entry and parking. Website


1st 'Spinning the Moon' community play workshop Shire Hall, Dorchester, 2 – 4pm. All ages and abilities are invited to come along. To be led by the play's musical director  Tim Laycock and actor Monika Brodowska. The new community play will be performed in Spring 2020. Website

4th Archaeology of Dorchester and Around St George's Church Hall, Fordington 7.15 for 7.30pm Talk by Steve Wallis for Dorchester & District Gardening Club. Members Free, Non members £3 01305 268523

7th and 8th Dorset County Show Dorchester Showground. All day. Agricultural Show, stalls and displays. £15 until August 31st, £18 1st Sept onwards from Dorchester, Bridport and Sherborne TICs or from the Show website

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