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classical guitar musicAnthony Dodds has been teaching guitar in West Dorset and East Devon for the last thirty years. He has transcribed early English music for traditional instruments such as the Lute and Bandora to be played on the Classical Guitar and has published a series of music books.

The Capriol series of books for the classical guitar contains a variety of music that is of English origin. Many of the pieces are by composers whose names are not well known but whose music is well worth playing.

You can find out more and buy the books from www.capriol.co.uk

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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.

By Bridport author David Mort.

Pete, 1960s failed pop musician and 1990s loser, returns home late one night after a drunken karaoke session at his local. When he decorates the carpet, it's the last straw for Tina, his long-suffering wife of over thirty years. She packs her bags and leaves. But, just when it seems that Pete has hit rock bottom, an Internet cock-up changes his life forever. The boozy assistant caretaker from Liverpool is handed another chance of success when the fledgling democracy of Slavonicia hatches a sensational plan to save the nation from economic meltdown.

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.

Buy now www.amazon.co.uk/Year-Lush-Places-Underbelly-ebook/dp/B00D76X2RM/

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.

Buy the book from dorset-legacy.co.uk/dorsets-legacy-in-corrugated-iron/

I am a singing teacher and vocal coach specialising in all contemporary genres from pop through to metal. I have 10 years teaching experience and 17 years performance experience. Get in touch to find out how I can get the very best out of your voice!

Contact: 07969416269

 

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 www.banksy.co.uk

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