News & Events

The latest news and events from the Dorset magazine

Warming winter recipes to try your hand at this Twixmas

Monday 10 December 2018

Step back into the kitchen between Christmas and New Year and cook for pleasure with these warming winter recipes from Gill Meller’s latest book Time

A ramble around Upwey and Friar Waddon Hill

Friday 7 December 2018

This easy walk takes us into Hardy territory as well offering some glorious views towards Weymouth and Portland

Explore Christmas Tree Wonderland in Bournemouth

Monday 3 December 2018

A magnificent new festive trail featuring glittering trees and enchanting illuminations has turned Bournemouth into a winter wonderland

WIN £250 to spend on your home and garden with Grand Illusions

Friday 30 November 2018

We’ve teamed up with Grand Illusions to give one lucky reader the opportunity to win a £250 gift card with the stylish homeware brand

7 wonderful walks in Dorset that are even better in the winter

Thursday 29 November 2018

Here are some Dorset walks, easy and challenging, to get you out and about over the festive period

Places to go for a Christmas Day dip in Dorset

Wednesday 28 November 2018

If you’re willing to brave the cold this Christmas Day, check out Dorset’s festive swim calendar for the best organised dips taking place in 2018

Festive workshops taking place in Dorset this Christmas

Tuesday 27 November 2018

Festive decor workshops and wreath-making classes happening in Dorset for Christmas 2018

What’s on in Wimborne Minster this Christmas

Wednesday 21 November 2018

From pantomime capers to a football legend switching on the Christmas lights, Wimborne Minster is ready to embrace the festive spirit

Christmas carol concerts and services happening in Dorset this year

Thursday 15 November 2018

From carols by candlelight to carols in a castle, there are many places to sing festive tunes in Dorset this Christmas

When is Dorset actually Hampshire?

Thursday 15 November 2018

Confusion reigns on the county’s eastern border

The history of Branksome Gardens

Monday 12 November 2018

When Charles Merrett set about renovating his listed Arts & Crafts house he decided to find out about the man who had built it

A ramble around Melbury Beacon and Compton Abbas

Monday 12 November 2018

From your first step, you will see superb views from hilltops and farmland footpaths on this walk

Cosy pubs in Dorset to snuggle up in this winter

Friday 9 November 2018

Roaring open fires, hidden nooks and crannies and huge comfy armchairs are all signature traits of a cosy pub – and Dorset has cosy pubs aplenty. Here are just some of the best inns to snuggle up in this winter

Review: The Crown Hotel at Blandford Forum

Monday 5 November 2018

The Crown Hotel at Blandford Forum offers wonderful riverside walks, stylish bedrooms, deeply satisfying suppers and even a dandy highwayman

Dorset remembers: The war memorials of Dorset and the history behind them

Monday 5 November 2018

To mark the centenary of the end of World War One we visit some of the memorials erected across Dorset to remember the fallen in the ‘war to end all wars’

A ramble around Bere Regis and Turners Puddle

Friday 26 October 2018

This lovely walk takes us from watercress beds to a church famous for its life-size carvings of apostles

Buckham Fair 2018 breaks records and raises £111,000 for charity

Thursday 25 October 2018

Buckham Fair announced that the results of 2018’s fundraising efforts have broken the record for the highest funds raised since the fair began, totalling £111,000

Things to look forward to at this year’s Bridport Literary Festival

Monday 22 October 2018

Bridport Literary Festival is held at venues around town from Sunday 4 to Sunday 11 November

Halloween events happening in Dorset this year

Tuesday 16 October 2018

From gentle spooky fun for little witches and monsters to an immersive zombie experience in a haunted fort, Helen Stiles rounds up her pick of Halloween events happening around the county this year

Meet Sherborne’s movers and shakers

Tuesday 16 October 2018

From festival director to an internationally acclaimed artist, meet some of the remarkable people working behind the scenes to enhance what historic Sherborne has to offer

Men’s office shoes: top tips for choosing the right style

Friday 12 October 2018

Choosing the right office shoes for men can be a difficult business. Here are our top tips for selecting the best style of formal shoes to wear to work

Fireworks displays and bonfire nights happening in Dorset this year

Friday 5 October 2018

The guide to Dorset’s best firework displays and bonfire events happening in 2018

Christmas markets and events in Dorset

Thursday 4 October 2018

From festive light switch-ons and Santa’s Grottos, to German Christmas markets and late-night shopping, we’ve covered what’s on in Dorset this season

REVIEW: Seasons at The Eastbury

Monday 1 October 2018

Fanny Charles is impressed by her lunch at Seasons at The Eastbury

REVEALED: The winners of the Dorset Food, Drink & Farming Awards 2018

Friday 28 September 2018

Here are our Dorset Food, Drink and Farming winners for 2018; nominated and voted for by you

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