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dorsets-legacy-bridges-3cDorset’s bridges, as with the rest of the country, have played a huge role in enabling social, industrial and cultural development. They range from tiny structures to major engineering achievements, the first recorded bridge in the county is at Whitemill, Sturminster Marshall, and the most recent on the Weymouth Relief road.

lush_placesA Year in Lush Places: Tales from England's Rural Underbelly a book taken from and inspired by the blog written by our very own Maddie Grigg is now on sale for Kindle on Amazon for only £3.38

Immersed in a sea of Barbour wearers and waves of Daily Mail readers, Maddie Grigg charts the highs and lows of a Dorset year as she attempts to swim against the tide in the lively and lovely village of Lush Places. From singing groups, book clubs and point-to-point, not to mention election wars, the village has it all. A quiet rebel, Maddie is married to a charmer, a man with whom men want to get drunk and women fall in love. Her diary is a story of love, trust and friendship. Inspired by and taken from the affectionate and amusing Blog of Note, The World From My Window, the novella will make you smile and leave you yearning for a life more simple. But you might never eat another pasty again.

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Dorset's Legacy in Corrugated IronWith their own special charm and character, the few remaining corrugated iron chapels, often known as ‘Tin Tabernacles’, as well as other Victorian and Edwardian iron buildings, are rapidly disappearing from Dorset. This book pictures those still standing in 2012 but also includes several iron buildings from the 1930’s and 40’s that have an important social and historical significance. The history of the invention and manufacture of corrugated iron is covered and the author shows the way some iron buildings have been restored to extend their use for years to come.

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Wreal Writers is a new creative writing group for anyone with an interest in words and writing. Work with an experienced writer and teacher to develop your writing skills, learn new ideas and find new ways to enjoy words!

A Bridport writer has won the ‘Dorset Award’, a prize of £100 for the highest placed local writer, sponsored by The Book Shop, South Street, Bridport in the 2012 Bridport Prize, one of the most prestigious open literary awards in the UK.

Elaine Beckett has a background in music and film. In 2009 she joined a poetry writing class in the village of Cattistock, taught by Annie Freud.  In  2010 and 2011 Elaine’s poems reached the shortlist of the Bridport Prize. Last year she attended a master class at Ty Nwydd with the poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy and the Welsh laureate, Gillian Clarke. She has given readings in Bridport and Cattistock and at the New Art Gallery in Walsall. She has contributed poems to the Ty Nwydd anthology Taking Tea with Taliesen and the forthcoming Cattistock Poets Pamphlet, due to be published later this year.

A graffiti stencil of an origami crane catching goldfish on the River Lym in Lyme Regis has been confirmed as a Banksy after it appeared on the graffiti artist's website


194 schools and other educations settings in the South West region are amongst the 1,580 across England which have been successful in achieving an Artsmark award.

Arts projects showcasing the diversity of budding talent in the South West included a flash mob, ukulele choir, maypole dancing, mural painting, windbreak weaving, clay sculpting, poetry writing, carnival dancing and drumming, puppet and mask making, mosaics, songs, musicals and a rock gig.

twitchKevin Parr has launched his idea for “The Twitch”, a book about a fanatic bird watcher who will do anything to beat his rivals, with, the award-winning, crowd-funded publisher. The book’s darkly comic plot focuses on the intriguing world of “twitching”, competitive bird watching that can involve travelling great distances to catch a glimpse of a rare bird. Readers can read an extract from the book and watch a pitch video on the Unbound website and if they like the idea, pledge support to make the book happen. If the book gets enough support, it will be published.


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