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Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance has announced that online registration is NOW OPEN for next year’s Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge, which takes place on Saturday 18th May 2024.
The ever-popular event is not designed as a race and ...
A man has been charged and is due to appear in court in connection with a fatal road traffic collision in Weymouth.
Dorset Police was called to a report of a collision involving a Mercedes Sprinter van and a pedestrian ...
UPDATE: Bridport Football Club’s match at the St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday against Elburton Villa has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
It’s FA Trophy 3rd round day on Saturday and Weymouth’s Football Club’s Senior Men’s squad travel to ...
Officers investigating an assault in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.
It is reported that at around 1.25am on Sunday 3 December 2023, a man was assaulted in Mitchell Street.
The victim, a man in ...
Detectives have made a further arrest as they continue to investigate a reported disturbance that took place in Weymouth.
At around 3.10am on Sunday 3 December 2023 officers were called to reports that a group of people were walking around ...
Thirty years after her death, the first ever exhibition dedicated to Elisabeth Frink’s time in Dorset will showcase over 80 sculptures, drawings and prints at Dorset Museum, including the working plasters that informed the final bronze sculptures that have ...
Two young Dorchester singers will be taking solo parts in next Saturday’s concert by Dorchester Choral Society which takes place at St Mary’s Church from 7.30pm
The concert is called “From Darkness to Light” and features music by Purcell, Bruckner ...
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Sat 9 Dec
Location: St Mary’s Church, Edward Road, Dorchester, DT1 2HJ
From Darkness To Light
7:30 pm. Concert by Dorchester Coral Society featuring two young Dorchester singers. The first part features music by Purcell, Bruckner and Buxtehude and the second part is devoted to Schütz’s charming re-telling of the Christmas story which needs a cast of familiar characters of the Nativity to sing alongside the choir. The part of the Angel Gabriel will be taken by Lily Barrett who is a sixth former at the Thomas Hardye School. Stefan Oakes will sing the part of King Herod. He is an old boy of the Thomas Hardye school, now in his early twenties, who is beginning to forge a singing career as a bass/baritone. Follow web link for more info.Contact: Dorchester Choral Society | Web | Map
Sat 9 Dec
Location: Top Club, Louviers Road, Weymouth, DT3 6AY
Repair Cafe Weymouth
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Our last Repair Cafe Weymouth event before Christmas. Bring your Christmas lights and singing Santas for repair. We fix electronics, electrical, IT, mechanical, clocks, gluing, woodwork, tool sharpening, sewing…We don’t charge, we just ask for a donation. Surprise a loved one this Christmas by getting a precious item repaired for them. Don’t bin it – fix it!Contact: Repair Cafe Weymouth | Email | Web | Map
Sat 9 Dec
Location: Tudor House, Trinity Street, Weymouth, DT4 8TW
A Tudor Christmas
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Step back in time to 1600, and see how the Tudors prepare for Christmas as part of this living history experience. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and smells of the Tudor House in Weymouth at the turn of the Sixteenth Century. Come and have a go at making a pomander, or a marchpane subtletie. Investigate the different layers of clothing worn, and maybe even try some on! The more musical amongst you might like to try joining in with a song, or elsewise listening to some period music played on period instruments. And through it all, discover how Christmas was celebrated under Elizabeth I, and how it differs from now. Free entry but donations welcome.Contact: Weymouth Civic Society | Email | Map
Sun 10 Dec
Location: Church of Our Lady St Mary, Church St, Wareham, BH20 4ND
Ridgeway Singers & Band Christmas Concert
4:00 pm. The Ridgeway Singers & Band invite you to join them for an evening of Dorset carols, folksongs, toe-tapping dance tunes, and local poems and stories to welcome and celebrate the coming of midwinter and the festive season. The group is led by renowned serpent player and member of the Mellstock Band Phil Humphries, and actor and folk musician Tim Laycock. Adults £12, Under 18s £6Contact: Ridgeway Singers & Band | 01305 262159 | Email | Web | Map
Sun 10 Dec
Location: High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1UW
Dorchester Christmas Cracker Day
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
There will be around 150 local traders to support in High West Street, both floors of the Corn Exchange and the food quarter at the Corn Hill. Bring the kids along for the Children’s Santa Hat Parade (adults who are kids at heart welcome!). Meet at the top of High West Street at 11:50am for a 12 noon start. We have 200 free Santa Hats to give away. See and speak to Santa in his Camper Van outside the Horse with the Red Umbrella. Festive Choirs will be at St Peters Church.Contact: Steve Bulley | 07570770780 | Email | Web | Map
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The choir from Julia’s House Children’s Hospice has released a Christmas charity single, their version of Silent Night, which features James McVey, singer/guitarist with The Vamps. Andy Senior invited Dave Hutchings from Julia’s House to tell us more about ...
The findings of the research come as little surprise to The Salvation Army, whose officers are preparing for increased demand for their help this Christmas. However, The Salvation Army is working hard to help those in need and is ...
On Wednesday (6th) the Financial Conduct Authority issued a warning on Loan Fee Fraud – where people pay an admin or set-up fee for a loan they never receive. Their warning came as figures suggest more people will be ...
Tickets for the 35th Dorchester Beerex held in the Corn Exchange, Dorchester are now on sale from December 1st. The annual event is now firmly fixed in the calendar and is one of Dorchester’s biggest fund raising events. Rich ...
Jade Leahy is not only a user and supporter of Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) but a writer of books which reflect her own experiences that are aimed at children to make them aware of how enabled life ...
Sometimes, older people may find that their interest-only mortgage is coming to an end and all of a sudden the lender is calling the debt in – in other words the amount of the original loan, often many thousands ...