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The latest news and events from the Dorset magazine

Things to do in Dorset this weekend

Monday 21 October 2019

Monsters, sixties icons and Victorian artefacts are all arriving in Dorset this weekend

Walk: Bagber and William Barnes

Monday 21 October 2019

This month, Edward Griffiths retraces the footsteps of a romantic and a poet who was Dorset through and through

We meet local artist Marzia Colonna

Monday 21 October 2019

It’s easy to see why the dramatic Dorset coastline has been one of the inspirations behind Marzia Colonna’s latest exhibition at Sladers Yard

Winners Gallery: Dorset Food, Drink and Farming Awards 2019

Thursday 17 October 2019

Scroll through our gallery to see the winners and sponsors of the Dorset Food, Drink and Farming Awards 2019…

Fireworks displays and bonfire nights happening in Dorset this year

Wednesday 16 October 2019

We’ve rounded up some of the best firework displays and bonfire events happening across the county in 2019

What’s on at Bridport Literary Festival 2019

Tuesday 15 October 2019

This year’s star-studded programme features bestselling poets and novelists, acclaimed nature writers, historians and big name journalists, as Margery Hookings has been finding out

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

Tuesday 15 October 2019

Here are some Dorset walks, easy and challenging, to get you out and about over the coming winter months

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Tuesday 15 October 2019

Our property, homes and gardens newsletter will provide inspiration and advice for your home and garden, plus all the latest property news in your area

Win a luxury overnight stay at The Shibden Mill Inn, Halifax

Tuesday 15 October 2019

The Great Inns of Britain is offering one lucky couple the chance to indulge in a one-night bed and breakfast stay at The Shibden Mill Inn, Halifax, set in the grounds of Shibden Hall, the home of Anne Lister, upon which the protaganist of Sally Wainwright’s Gentleman Jack BBC television series is based.

Spooky Halloween events happening in Dorset in 2019

Monday 14 October 2019

Halloween falls at the end of half term this year, so Helen Stiles has rounded up some of the best spook-tacular events that will allow you to come face to face with zombies, witches and monsters…

Win a London weekend stay at The Marylebone

Friday 11 October 2019

We are pleased to offer two lucky readers the chance to experience one of London’s most compelling neighbourhoods with a luxurious weekend stay at The Marylebone.

WIN £500 to spend on seafood from Fish for Thought

Thursday 10 October 2019

We’ve teamed up with the Fish for Thought to offer one lucky winner £500 to spend on great seafood from the UK’s leading online fishmonger

What’s on at Sherborne Literary Festival

Wednesday 9 October 2019

Sherborne Literary Festival is taking place this month, which celebrates authors from here in Dorset and further afield – and there is an exciting line-up of talks and workshops that need to be in the diary of every discerning book lover.

Win a Pangea Duck sculpture

Wednesday 9 October 2019

Individually cut and welded pieces of metal make up the textured feathers of this stunning piece whilst the beak is perfectly formed, ready to let out a quack at any time.

Walk: Cattistock and Wraxall

Tuesday 8 October 2019

This hilly walk follows a beautiful ancient route – keep your eyes peeled for the fascinating listed buildings that you’ll encounter on the way

The best places to go pumpkin picking in and around Dorset

Tuesday 8 October 2019

It wouldn’t be spooky season without a pumpkin or two, so we’ve rounded up some of the best places where you can pick your own in the run up to the 31st

7 of the best farm shops in Dorset

Monday 7 October 2019

Want to keep your food miles low and your taste experience high? Alice Cooke reveals some of the county’s best farm shops

Martin Clunes shares his favourite local places in Dorset

Thursday 3 October 2019

Martin Clunes and his family have called West Dorset home for over two decades. Here he shares some of their favourite local places

Win a stay in York and tickets to the York Chocolate Story

Monday 30 September 2019

Win an overnight mid week stay in one of Middleton York’s newly renovated cottages to include dinner bed and breakfast along with 5 tickets to visit York Chocolate Story

Win a Neil Simone Lithograph Print

Monday 30 September 2019

Win a Neil Simone 18” x 24” Artist Proof “Interpretation outcome”

Dorset Food, Drink and Farming Awards 2019: Entrepreneur of the Year

Monday 30 September 2019

This prestigious award was kindly sponsored by The Dorset Growth Hub. Leading a small business is a notoriously difficult task that involves wearing many hats at once on the journey to securing a thriving operation - this category recognises the achievements of those that have mastered this balancing act.

Cosy pubs in Dorset to snuggle up in this winter

Monday 30 September 2019

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 as the nights draw in and the temperatures drop

Open gardens you can visit in Dorset this month

Monday 30 September 2019

Take in the glorious colours of autumn as you wander around one of these gardens this month

Winners of the Dorset, Food, Drink and Farming Awards 2019

Monday 30 September 2019

On 26 September, we celebrated the very best of Dorset’s food and drink scene at the glorious Italian Villa in Poole. Here we reveal our worthy winners…

Dorset Food, Drink and Farming Awards 2019: Tearoom/coffee shop of the year

Friday 27 September 2019

Our expert judges were on the hunt for the best brew and the tastiest slice of cake in the county

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