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Painting the Seasons

Nicholas Hely Hutchinson reveals how the changing moods of the Dorset coast and countryside inspire his paintings

4 mins read
Dorset Magazine
November 2020

THE HEAT IS ON

Weymouth 51 are blazing a trail through the chilli world with their handcrafted fermented sauces that offer layers of complex flavours from mild and fruity to super-hot tongue tinglers

8 mins read
Dorset Magazine
November 2020

Meeting MR FIX IT

Sir Oliver Letwin stepped down as the MP for West Dorset in 2019, but his passion for the county he served for 22 years is as strong as ever

7 mins read
Dorset Magazine
November 2020

Wildlife Wanderings

David Bailey shares some of his favourite Dorset images and stories taken from his new book

3 mins read
Dorset Magazine
November 2020

SOWING THE SEEDS

The average age of a British farmer is 60, which is why the Melplash Agricultural Society is investing in the next generation of Dorset farmers

10 mins read
Dorset Magazine
November 2020

HAUNTED DORSET

From spectral Roman armies and duelling ghosts to a beneficent black dog, Jerry Bird explores some of the spookier goings on around the county

9 mins read
Dorset Magazine
November 2020

Decorative art

Not simply functional, treat your walls like an extension of your personality

3 mins read
Dorset Magazine
November 2020

Age-old advice

Just become a grandparent for the first time? Perhaps you need a little guidance, so here are some top tips about how to embrace your new family role

3 mins read
Dorset Magazine
November 2020

Fighting Fit At Fifty

As the country braces for a lockdown winter, seize the moment to become the fittest you can be – after all age is just a number

4 mins read
Dorset Magazine
November 2020

Last Night I Dreamt I Went To Mapperton Again...

Helen Stiles goes behind the scenes at the filming of Rebecca where two historic Dorset manor houses play a starring role as Manderley in this romantic thriller

9 mins read
Dorset Magazine
November 2020

THE SHOW MUST GO ON

From a fiery garden to reflective art installations on the beach, Bournemouth Arts by the Sea 2020 has plenty to intrigue and entertain in a socially distanced fashion

3 mins read
Dorset Magazine
October 2020

The Daily Grind

With a nod towards International Coffee Day on 1 October, we asked one of the newest coffee roasters in Dorset about what makes a great cup of coffee

2 mins read
Dorset Magazine
October 2020

Remembering Bournemouth's freed slave

Two former Bournemouth mayors are lobbying for a statue to be erected of a former black American slave turned missionary who settled in this seaside town

5 mins read
Dorset Magazine
October 2020

Living with loss

If you’re experiencing bereavement, don’t forget to be kind to yourself

2 mins read
Dorset Magazine
October 2020

Unearthing Dorset's hidden black history

By trawling the archives Louisa Adjoa Parker discovered Dorset’s connection with the slave trade and its diverse ethnic history

5 mins read
Dorset Magazine
October 2020

REEL LIFE

From bouncing bombs to pirate radio and tales of Wessex love to an 19th-century romp, Dorset has played an important supporting role in some classic films

10 mins read
Dorset Magazine
October 2020

Into the woods...

Explore Duncliffe Wood, one of the oldest and largest woods in north Dorset, and the pretty village of Stour Row

3 mins read
Dorset Magazine
October 2020

Down to a T

Exploring the new qualification that is perfect for those seeking a more handson approach after their GCSEs

2 mins read
Dorset Magazine
October 2020

Classic Jurassic

Enjoy this challenging but scenic Jurassic Coast walk visiting Ringstead Bay and the mysterious Burning Cliff

3 mins read
Dorset Magazine
October 2020

With this ring...

The scientific practice of ringing birds has unlocked many avian mysteries

2 mins read
Dorset Magazine
September 2020

The great outdoors

Renowned landscape artist Richard Pikesley invites us to join him painting en plein air in the Dorset countryside

6 mins read
Dorset Magazine
September 2020

New ‘norms' for nuptials

Amanda Griffihs looks at the ‘new normal’ for weddings and how couples can still plan their dream day with a little creative thinking

4 mins read
Dorset Magazine
September 2020

Getting the look right

We asked some local boutique owners to share their top tips on finding that special outfit

3 mins read
Dorset Magazine
September 2020

Backing our community

Declared High Sheriff of Dorset in a lockdown ceremony in his garden, GEORGE STREATFEILD wants to reward the county’s community spirit during Covid-19

4 mins read
Dorset Magazine
September 2020

Electric dreams

The Range Rover plug-in hybrid brings silent electric motoring to this iconic luxury car

2 mins read
Dorset Magazine
September 2020

Age is just a number

You’re never too old to learn – and doing so might just improve your health

2 mins read
Dorset Magazine
September 2020

A Time to Reflect

While AFC Bournemouth’s relegation was a bitter blow, the Cherries’ faithful can reflect on their Premier League adventure with pride and look to the future with optimism

4 mins read
Dorset Magazine
September 2020

A fine trek to chalk off...

Enjoy far-reaching views on this challenging walk through Blackmore Vale’s dairy and agricultural farming landscape

3 mins read
Dorset Magazine
September 2020

Meet The Greenest Milkman In The West

From his organic dairy in West Dorset, Oliver Hemsley wants to change the way we farm one milk vending machine at a time

5 mins read
Dorset Magazine
September 2020

SERVING UP SOLUTIONS

How is Dorset’s hospitality sector faring during lockdown? STEVE HARRIS talks to some of the people who are having to rethink how their business works

6 mins read
Dorset Magazine
August 2020

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