tenbraeAxminster Chamber Choir returns to St John's Church in West Bay on Sunday 25th March 2018 at 3.30pm with a programme of beautiful choral music written for Holy Week.

The centrepiece of the concert will be the Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday by the seventeenth century Czech composer Jan Dismas Zelenka.

interceptorsA night of the highest quality, original Ska music from Salisbury's renowned and rated The Intercepteurs. Bringing good vibes to your Good Friday- 30th March at The Ropemakers. This is one not to be missed!

Brought to you by Fuelled By Cider and The Cursus Cider & Music Festival 2018.

cursusAs the long winter nights draw in the organisers of the Cursus Music and Cider Festival in Dorset have announced a fantastic line-up for 2018 to brighten up the season with thoughts of lazy summer days.

The three day festival is being held over the May bank holiday weekend (May 25th – 27th) and will see an outstanding line-up of national, international and local acts entertain the crowd at Canada Farm near Sixpenny Handley.

Weldmar-ColourRunGroupDorset’s Brightest Weekend is BACK and bigger than ever in 2018!

One of Weymouth’s biggest fundraising events is returning in 2018 - this year with a new twist! Weldmar Hospicecare’s fourth Colour Run will be held on Saturday 12th May, where 1,500 people will scramble up/over/through ten inflatable obstacles. Participants will also run through Colour Stations along the course, getting covered in brightly coloured powder paint as they pass through.

ladies-accordianOn Saturday 14th April at 7.30 pm the No.1 Ladies'Accordion Orchestra is giving a concert in the United Church Hall, East Street, Bridport, and again in Charmouth Village Hall, Wesley Close, on Sunday 15th April at 3.00pm. 

Both feature gorgeous arrangements of music from around the world.  During the interval there will be home-made cakes for sale, and a chance to talk to the orchestra and maybe to have a little go on an amazing instrument.

wessex-consortHistory and romance are sure to hang heavy in the air at a concert of new choral settings of Thomas Hardy’s poetry in the Dorset writer’s family church of St Michael’s Stinsford in April.

Some of Hardy’s best-known poems, including ‘A Church Romance’ in which he describes the first sparks of his parents’ love affair being kindled in St Michael’s, have been set for the highly regarded Wessex Consort vocal ensemble by composer Graham Stansfield.

nes-concertThe New Elizabethan Singers' May concert brings together two great French choral masterworks:  the 'Messe Solennelle' by Louis Vierne, and the 'Requiem' composed by his pupil, Maurice Duruflé on 19th May, 7.00 pm, at St Mary's Church, Bridport

The 30th Stanley Mansbridge Perpetual Trophy competition for Dorset town criers is to be held in Bridport next Wednesday (22nd November 2017).

Criers from Beaminster, Blandford, Blandford Forum, Dorchester, Gillingham, Langton Herring, Swanage, Wareham and West Moors will be judged on diction, volume and interpretation. There will also be a prize for the best-dressed crier/couple. The first cry will be about the crier's home town (Borough Gardens 1.30) The second will be about Rope (Bucky Doo 3.00). This is the first town criers' competition to be held in Bridport since 1938.

Weldmar-cookbookAlthough many people know about Weldmar Hospicecare, not everyone knows about the full range of outstanding services on offer. The arts therapies team is just one of those services, and works with patients and family members with a whole range of creative activities.

At a challenging time it’s important to be able to express oneself and reflect on a life’s journey.


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