News & Events

The latest news and events from the Dorset magazine

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

GALLERY: This year’s highlights from Buckham Fair

Tuesday 25 September 2018

Hosted by Martin and Philippa Clunes, this year’s event drew people, ponies and dogs from far and wide to raise funds for Dorset County Hospital Charity Cancer Appeal

Walking route: Bokerley Dyke and Garston Woods

Friday 14 September 2018

Follow in the footsteps of the Romans on this lovely walk that takes in rare habitat, ancient woodland and glorious views

What’s on at this year’s Sherborne Literary Festival

Friday 14 September 2018

From a swashbuckling adventurer to a paranoid android, the festival’s director Jules Bradburn reveals the smorgasbord of authors and speakers for this year’s event

Dog friendly pubs in Dorset: 15 of the best places to go

Thursday 13 September 2018

You can’t beat a pub lunch after a scenic country walk with your four-legged friend. In no particular order, we pick some of the best dog friendly pubs in Dorset

PICTURED: Dolphins in Dorset

Tuesday 11 September 2018

Marine photographer Steve Belasco shares some very special wildlife moments

What’s on at this year’s Inside Out art festival in Dorset

Monday 10 September 2018

This September Dorset provides the stunning backdrop to Inside Out art festival. Artists from Austria, Israel, Iran, France, the Netherlands as well as from the UK will bring the very best contemporary art and performance to our county

Walking route: Worth Matravers and Emmetts Hill

Friday 7 September 2018

This challenging coastal walk rewards your efforts with spectacular views along the Jurassic Coast

Bournemouth beach is the most ‘Instagram-worthy’ beach in Britain

Wednesday 5 September 2018

TravelSupermarket has uncovered the top 25 most popular UK beaches on Instagram after analysing hashtags used for over 1,100 beaches and Bournemouth comes out on top

Meet the Chef behind The Acorn in Evershot

Monday 3 September 2018

Robert Ndungu, Head Chef of the award-winning pub The Acorn in Evershot, reveals what is making his tastebuds tingle as summer gives way to autumn

12 divine Dorset churches

Tuesday 28 August 2018

Ride + Stride, Dorset Historic Churches Trust’s annual fundraising event, is a great way to explore and support some of the county’s more unusual places of worship

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

Friday 17 August 2018

We are delighted to announce our 2018 finalists

13 of the best cream teas in Dorset

Monday 13 August 2018

From farmhouse to country house, tea room to hotel Sue Quinn leaves no crumb untested as she seeks out some of the finest cream teas in the county

Plan your perfect day at Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint Exeter

Monday 13 August 2018

Bride: The Wedding Show returns to Westpoint Exeter on October 13 and 14th promising a weekend of inspiration and entertainment with over 160 regional wedding suppliers on hand to help you plan your special day

Celebrating 10 years of Buckham Fair

Monday 13 August 2018

Martin Clunes tells us the story behind this extraordinary summer event and shares some of his favourite moments from it

Sunday lunches in Dorset: 10 great places to go

Friday 10 August 2018

Sunday afternoons are made for lazing in a cosy pub, beer in hand and an overflowing plate of delicious roast dinner on the table. We pick 10 great places for Sunday lunch in Dorset

4 ways to keep your home cosy this Autumn

Monday 6 August 2018

As we head into Autumn, the change in season is all around us. From the leaves on the trees turning burnt orange and fiery red, to dark mornings and nights bookending our days. As we put the clocks back an hour to battle the darkness, here’s some top tips on how you can keep your home warm and costs down this Autumn.

5 tips to prepare your home for the winter months

Monday 6 August 2018

Rural energy provider, Calor, gives some top tips for homeowners wanting to make their houses cosy and warm in time for the colder months.

Walking route: A ramble around Holdenhurst and Pig Shoot Lane

Monday 6 August 2018

This easy level walks takes in an ancient village described as The Mother of Bournemouth and Throop Mill of the River Stour

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