Arts & Entertainment

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Pablo Picasso
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Photo: Dan Sandham / Channel 4.

Great Pottery Throw Down: Dorset engineer stars on Channel 4 show

A DORSET man is moulding his future in a Channel 4 reality show, The Great Pottery Throw Down. Dan Sandham,…

Leweston performing arts scholarships deadline fast approaching

SCHOLARSHIPS are available at Leweston School for budding actors and more – but get your applications in soon! The deadline…

Swanage's Mowlem Theatre and the mill in Sturminster Newton are among those to receive funding

Dorset arts groups and museums handed £450,000 in funding boost

ARTS organisations and museums in Dorset have been handed more than £450,000 in funding. Dorset Council’s Organisational Revenue Support Fund…

Seafest in Weymouth in 2023

Seafest – Dorset Seafood Festival – called off for 2024 amid rising costs

SEAFEST – the Dorset Seafood Festival – has been cancelled for 2024. Organisers of the event, which took place in…

Josie da Bank with the new Camp Bestiival Explorer's Passport, left

New Explorer’s Passport for youngsters at Camp Bestival

YOUNG people attending this year’s Camp Bestival in Dorset can enjoy a raft of activities – and log them…

Purbeck Art Weeks Festival is set to run from May 25 to June 9

Purbeck Art Weeks wants to hear from artists ahead of 2024 event

A PURBECK art festival is calling on visual artists residing or working in the area to put themselves forward…

Corfe Castle at Sunrise. Photo: National Trust.

Winter Solstice 2023: Historic chance to take it in at Purbeck landmarks

PURBECK residents can experience the Winter Solstice at Corfe Castle and Old Harry Rocks for the first…

Santa's Fire Sleigh will be collecting in Poole and Canford Heath next week. Picture: Poole Fire Station

Santa’s Fire Sleigh returning to Poole and Canford Heath next week

SANTA’S fire sleigh will once again be hitting the streets of Poole and Canford Heath to bring festive cheer…

Art auction in bid to help save Wareham community cafe

A CHARITY auction hopes to help a Wareham community cafe stay open as it struggles “to keep…

Youngsters can get behind the wheel of mini Land Rovers at Moors Valley. Picture: Dorset Council

Land Rovers and mini golf now on offer at Moors Valley Country Park

VISITORS braved the rain to have a splashing time at a new Dorset attraction. Children, park rangers, council staff and…