News & Events

The latest news and events from the Dorset magazine

Christchurch blue plaque walk

Tuesday 16 January 2018

Explore the history of Christchurch through its fascinating range of buildings on this easy town stroll

Jermain Defoe on his virtually vegan diet, the benefits of beetroot and living to 150

Monday 15 January 2018

AFC Bournemouth’s Jermain Defoe tells Andy Greeves how having a virtually vegan diet has helped to keep him at the top of his game and why beetroot helps him run faster

Why we might be seeing humpback whales off Dorset’s shores regularly

Wednesday 10 January 2018

From whale song to complex family dynamics of a pod, Erich Hoyt is immersed in a world of cetaceans, and he believes that humpback whales may soon be regularly sighted off Dorset’s shores

Looking for your dream wedding venue?

Monday 8 January 2018

A diverse array of dazzling wedding venues is just a click away in Archant Bride’s first ever national Online Venue Guide

Dorset dates for your 2018 diary

Thursday 4 January 2018

Visit Dorset has some interesting events to help fill the pages of your 2018 diary with an exciting selection of days out

The best Dorset wildlife stories from 2017

Tuesday 19 December 2017

Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Sally Welbourn shares her favourite wildlife stories of 2017

5 reasons to enjoy winter in Dorset

Tuesday 19 December 2017

Visit Dorset share some of their favourite things to do around the county at this magical time of year

Dorset walk around Hampton Hill

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Edward Griffiths has a Boxing Day walk that offers views, wildlife and ancient history

A Dorset couple and their fascination with the macabre

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Would you decorate your home with human bones and old medical instruments? Plenty do, according to one Dorset couple, which piqued Faith Eckersall’s morbid curiosity

Order your Dorset Calendar for 2018

Thursday 7 December 2017

The Dorset Calendar 2018 features 12 beautiful glossy photographs offering you a year-long reminder of the county you love

Dorset walk around Wimborne Minster and Leigh Common

Tuesday 5 December 2017

Edward Griffiths enjoys a walk through the history of Wimborne. Along the way he finds a lady’s carriage drive, a peaceful nature reserve and a pleasant hilltop village

Dorset pantomime dame Lee Redwood

Tuesday 5 December 2017

The world loves a panto dame. There is nothing more life affirming, ridiculous or, frankly, quintessentially British. And Lee Redmond – Queen Thelma at Weymouth Pavilion’s Sleeping Beauty this Christmas 2017 – is a master of this great, daft art

12 days of Christmas in Dorset: The best food and drink

Thursday 30 November 2017

Explore and taste the landscape with some of Dorset Food & Drink’s members with these ideas inspired by a Christmas song

How Dorset’s churchyards provide a haven for wildlife

Monday 20 November 2017

From bats to beetles and barn owls to butterflies, churchyards provide a wonderful haven for some of the UK’s rare flora and fauna, says Sally Welbourn of Dorset Wildlife Trust

Dorset walk around Gore Hill and Up Cerne

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Only birdsong breaks the peace of this beautiful West Dorset walk which takes in wide valleys, wooded hills and glorious countryside views over the Blackmore Vale, as Edward Griffiths discovers

Meet the chef: Jason Hornbuckle at The Point Restaurant in Sandbanks

Monday 13 November 2017

Jason Hornbuckle, Executive Head Chef, at The Point Restaurant at the Haven Hotel combines classic French cuisine with British style and Asian flavours from his travels

Dorset walk around Swanage and Herston

Tuesday 7 November 2017

Edward Griffiths enjoys a bracing coastal walk through the foothills of Ballard Down and Nine Barrow Down

Meet the head: Jo Thomson at Clayesmore

Tuesday 7 November 2017

As Head of Clayesmore, Jo Thomson wants pupils to embrace challenge as this will help them discover that they can achieve more than they ever dreamt

La Fosse in Cranborne: Restaurant review

Monday 6 November 2017

Hyper-local food sourcing and world-class creative cuisine come together in Cranborne, as Helen Stiles discovers

Events and things to do in Dorchester - November 2017

Tuesday 31 October 2017

We round up some of the best events happening in Dorchester this November

What to expect at Bridport Literary Festival 2017

Tuesday 31 October 2017

Bridport Literary Festival Director, Tanya Bruce-Lockhart, reveals some of the fascinating writers she has brought together for this year’s event

How to get involved in clay shooting

Tuesday 31 October 2017

Emily Damment talks us through a beginner’s journey into clay shooting, starting with the all-important first lesson and what to expect from have-a-go days

Dorset walk around West Lulworth and Daggers Gate

Monday 30 October 2017

Edward Griffiths explores the fascinating geology of the Jurassic Coast and admires some famous landmarks that regularly feature in geography field trips

9 of the most haunted locations in Dorset

Thursday 26 October 2017

Prepare to experience the paranormal this Hallowe’en as Visit Dorset reveals some of the county’s most haunted pubs, stately homes, historic buildings and tanks

The resident mammals of Dorset

Tuesday 24 October 2017

From inquisitive seals to boxing hares, Sally Welbourn introduces us to some of Dorset’s resident mammals

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