Magic tales come to light

Magic tales come to light

The UK’s original and largest lantern festival brings myths and legends to life this winter. From Saturday, November 9 to Sunday, January 5, Longleat presents ‘Festival of Light – Myths and Legends’, which takes visitors on a thrilling odyssey...
Street market is set to break all records

Street market is set to break all records

Shaftesbury’s Christmas late night spectacular on Monday, December 2, will kick off the festive season with something for all the family. The High Street is closed from 4pm and at 6pm the town’s silver band starts playing. Santa finds his way to his grotto in the Town...
4 Reasons Salisbury is the Best Place in the UK to Live

4 Reasons Salisbury is the Best Place in the UK to Live

The city of Salisbury has been in the news quite a bit recently as the Sunday Times recently chose it as the best place to live in the UK. Known as quintessentially English, the city was praised for remaining “a divinely attractive and welcoming place”. But why?...
Mere Literary Festival puts down a marker

Mere Literary Festival puts down a marker

Mere Literary Festival could now claim to be a truly national event , according to the organisers. The festival raises funds for the local Link car share scheme which helps transport local people to hospitals, mostly 20 miles or more from Mere. Last week, Monday to...
Brass band blows its horn for 90th year

Brass band blows its horn for 90th year

Wilton Royal British Legion Band celebrated its 90th anniversary at Michael Herbert Hall on Sunday, September 15. Conducted by its musical director and band master Bob Scott, the band performed musical favourites to a welcoming audience. The band hosts an annual...
Basics of Online Roulette

Basics of Online Roulette

Ask many gambling aficionados what their absolute favourite game to play in a casino is and they will almost undoubtedly answer with the Roulette. There are very little gambling activities that can match the wheel for excitement and win-factor – there is no denying...
Review: Breaking the Code, Salisbury Playhouse

Review: Breaking the Code, Salisbury Playhouse

By Katrina ffiske Images by Helen Murray Salisbury Playhouse foyer was packed and buzzing on press night for Christian Durham’s new production of Breaking the Code. Hugh Whitemore‘s compelling 1986 play intertwines the tale of how mathematician Alan Turing broke the...
Review: Classified by Jayne Woodhouse

Review: Classified by Jayne Woodhouse

By Viktor Berg Loosely Based Theatre Company’s Classified, written by local playwright Jayne Woodhouse and directed by Calum Robshaw, is three thought-provoking short plays set in a dystopian near future, confronting and challenging the audience’s values and morals....
Fund gives £66,000 in arts support

Fund gives £66,000 in arts support

Six performing arts projects in the county have been supported by grants from Dorset Performing Arts Fund, established by local philanthropist Alasdair Warren. The fund, managed by Dorset Community Foundation, was set up recently to fund performing art projects in...
Local travel advice Andante Travels

Local travel advice Andante Travels

One of the best things about living in this part of the country is our proximity to sprawling forests, rolling countryside and wonderful coastlines. Not only do these landscapes provide fantastic walking trails, they also lend themselves to amazing local produce,...
Libraries Week in Dorset

Libraries Week in Dorset

Dorset Libraries celebrate this week as  Libraries Week, October 7 to 12. Gillingham and Weymouth libraries have events planned for the whole family, as part of the project.  From author talks to Fun Palaces, creative activities, there’s too many to list: click...
‘Ultimate’ Tina Turner tribute rocks City Hall

‘Ultimate’ Tina Turner tribute rocks City Hall

Tina Turner fans should prepare to be blown away as the brand-new tribute show ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?’ hits Salisbury on October 18. Said to be the ultimate Tina Turner tribute concert, the theatre show promises a night of high energy, feelgood rock ‘n’ roll...

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