News & Events

The latest news and events from the Dorset magazine

How to have a stunning socially-distanced Dorset wedding

Friday 14 August 2020

Two of the county’s most prestigious wedding venues reveal how couples can still plan the stylish ‘big day’ they’ve always wanted

12 of the quirkiest things to see and do in Dorset

Thursday 13 August 2020

From a cheese racing challenge to hundreds of guitars on a beach, Visit Dorset share some of the more unusual events and places to explore in the county

Win a shopping trip of your dreams with £500 to spend

Thursday 13 August 2020

You could win £500 worth of preloved designer clothes, shoes, handbags or accessories.

Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival to go ahead this September

Thursday 13 August 2020

The Arts by the Sea Festival will be taking place this September with free pre-booked outdoor events in Bournemouth and livestreamed performances and workshops

Recipe: How to make summer berry milk lollies

Monday 10 August 2020

Oliver Wadham and Jake White, the dynamic duo behind the new Dorset-based business Pastore Pasta, have been working with Hollis Mead Dairy to create some easy to make at home recipes using their organic milk like these fruity summer lollies

Recipe: Gill Meller’s Blackcurrant Ripple Goat’s Milk Sorbet

Monday 10 August 2020

Looking for a cooling dessert with wow factor? Try this easy to make milk sorbet with ripples of summer blackcurrant

Map shows all Eat Out to Help Out restaurants in Dorset

Monday 10 August 2020

We’ve gathered all of the Dorset restaurants, cafes and pubs taking part in the government scheme in this handy map

4 Astronomy highlights for August

Thursday 6 August 2020

From meteor showers to starry jewel boxes, astronomer Bob Mizon tells us what to look for in Dorset’s dark skies this month

Win a luxury cream tea hamper for two with Rodda’s worth £100

Thursday 6 August 2020

It wouldn’t be a British summer without a scone or two, so we’ve teamed up with Rodda’s to offer a luxury cream tea hamper

Fireworks displays and bonfire nights happening in Dorset this year

Thursday 6 August 2020

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

10 things you probably didn’t know about Bournemouth

Thursday 6 August 2020

Steve Roberts reveals some of the curious facts about Bournemouth and the famous people that once called it home

Last minute bid to buy Mary Anning letter

Tuesday 4 August 2020

The Jurassic Coast Trust in partnership with Lyme Regis Museum has launched an emergency Crowdfunding campaign to purchase a letter written by fossil hunter Mary Anning

Recipe: How to make Dorset Apple Cake

Friday 31 July 2020

International private chef, food writer and Dorset girl Philippa Davis shares her secret recipe to make this West Country classic at home

Join the Cattistock Countryside Road Show this Sunday!

Friday 31 July 2020

The Dorset village of Cattistock has reinvented their countryside show to bring families a covid-sensitive day out with a treasure hunt style adventure

Last chance to see Comet NEOWISE

Thursday 30 July 2020

Grab your binoculars to see this spectacular comet before it disappears for another 6,000 years

We interview Netherbury’s The Gravity Drive plus an exclusive performance

Wednesday 29 July 2020

Somewhere in deepest West Dorset STU LAMBERT discovers The Gravity Drive preparing their second album The Wildlight for lift off

12 of the best Dorset butchers

Wednesday 22 July 2020

From hidden gems to award-winners, Sue Quinn seeks out some of the county’s finest meat masters who are passionate about animal welfare, quality and service

5 delightful Dorset gardens opening for the NGS in July

Friday 17 July 2020

Book your visit to these gorgeous Dorset gardens which are opening for the National Garden Scheme

Lighthouse Poole to open its doors again in September

Thursday 16 July 2020

Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts, is to open again to the public on Tuesday 15 September, six months to the day after closing in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic

Christmas markets and events in Dorset

Thursday 16 July 2020

There’s no better way to get into the festive spirit than by heading to one of Dorset’s many Christmas markets, which are complete with everything from mulled wine to carol singing to visits from the man in red himself. Ho, ho, ho….

Swanage Railway start their steam train service once more

Wednesday 15 July 2020

Steam trains resume on the award-winning Swanage Railway for the first time since mid-March with Norden station re-opening to the public

Over 200 pieces of art are up for sale in this online Dorset auction

Wednesday 15 July 2020

80 artists from across the county are involved in Dorset Art Weeks 2020 online auction, make your bid now!

Gill Mellers best ever cucumber raita recipe

Wednesday 15 July 2020

Win a copy of Gill Meller’s latest cookery book Root, Stem, Leaf Flower and try his best ever recipe for raita

13 Glorious Dorset gardens open now

Monday 13 July 2020

Meet Alice on The Wonderland Trail at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens and explore the Capability Brown landscape at Sherborne Castle

National Trust’s Kingston Lacy House is open again!

Monday 13 July 2020

The National Trust’s Kingston Lacy is opening its house to the public once more, here are 5 highlights not to be missed

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